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Pixel_Spark


A Pegasister with an autistic mind, and a love of ponies! I am the banana butterfly!


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When the sky over the Crystal Empire is split open by a dark tear, Celestia, Cadance, Luna and Twilight must figure out a way to stop it. But in order to defeat darkness, sometimes you NEED darkness. And that leaves only one option; Sombra.

With his powers under lock down, and a growing connection to the strange darkness, can Sombra learn what it really takes to earn an empires respect, or will he abandon them to the darkness from another world?

UPDATED: Chapter one re-formatted, extra bits added, general tidying.

Edited by Dream Seeker!
Further helped into readableness by Hail King Sombra!

Chapters (14)
Comments ( 212 )

There is no evil darker than Sombra! Jk, this seems interesting. I'll read it when I have the time to sit down and read the first chapter. :pinkiehappy:

PLEASE keep going this is amazing:twilightsmile::pinkiesmile::raritywink:

I really love stories that deal with Sombra's redemption:pinkiehappy:. Consider this story one of my favorites.

I like stories where sombra is made into the villian. he wasn't born evil just pushed or fell into it. sombra has potential not to mention hes the badass normal of the mlp villians. i mean hes a unicorn that fought both luna and celestia that even though he lost in the end that is no easy feat. love it so far cant wait to see more of sombras bsckstory

I'm not sure how I feel about this one... everyone feels a bit OOC to me, I don't know. I'll keep an eye out for future updates :pinkiesmile:

I love this story! It has a wonderful concept. I can't wait to read more. Fantastic job!

For a first story, this is very good so far. Keep it up :twilightsmile:

I think you need an editor. If you want, I'm open.

5007410 Id appreciate that greatly! ^_^ I know i have a lot to learn, and i could use the helping hoof!

5006812 Im working on it, but im sad to say im working from limited knowledge of the episodes (i no logner have cable, and the UK hasn't released the episodes on DVD yet). So im still getting a feel for them all!

Ok good idea, but holy shit you need to get an editor.

Hey there! Glad to see this got good reception here (I knew it would:pinkiehappy:). I'll probably be reading the rest as you mirror it here from DA. I'll be looking forward to the edited version of the next few chapters.

5008801 ^_^ Thanks for encouraging me to post it, ill hopefully have more done soon!

This is good. Can't wait for more

If it was able to separate into multiple targets and have complete control... If there was a massive one with a HUGE core could it turn into a cloud and suffocate everypony?

Sombra, you're coming along nicely. :eeyup:

the bit wit sombra and the kid is sooo cute!!! :pinkiegasp:

Absolutely love this chapter and how Sombra is being influenced by the Elements.

There you go Sombra! Just a little more and you will be more developed than the writers of the show could ever make you. :pinkiehappy:

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Sombra is a favorite villain of mine and I have been extremely disappointed that the show just up and killed him off. :ajbemused:

Anyway, this was a very heartwarming chapter. I have a feeling that Bright Spark will be the key to Sombra's full reformation. I also look forward to the next chapter! :pinkiehappy:



~ Super-Brony12

:heart:I LOVE IT! :heart:
I can't wait for more! :pinkiehappy::twilightsmile:
YAY!:yay:

How much longer are they going to make him fight with a handicap? :facehoof:

The fighting scene was great.

Damn. Poor Sombra. If this keeps up, I don't think he'll last much longer. :fluttershysad:


~ Super-Brony12

Oh! I... I just don't know what to say.
I love this story!

5102720 SQUEE~ I LOVE it! Thank you SO so much! :heart: :twilightsmile:

5106546 I just love your drawings! ^__^ Having fanart of my story has made me very happy~ :scootangel:

Damn, Sombra had such a dark past.

He's singlehandedly fighting their war for them, and barely surviving to keep them alive. Instead of taking the collar off, and giving him his magic back, they give him a pointy stick.

:facehoof:
:facehoof::facehoof:
:facehoof::facehoof::facehoof:

5153879 hey don't dis the power of the pointy stick your ancient ancestors killed their way to the top of the food chain with that power.

5153879 It seems a little odd right now, but things will change~ Celestia is starting to re-think that collar (theres a little preview~). The fanfic ended up being longer due to the fact there was so much i wanted to put in, so the timeline has ended up slightly longer than i planned ^^, and it hasnt reached that bit yet...

Will Twilight and the others tell Sombra about what they've learned? Specifically, how the King WASN'T going to do anything bad to Sombra? Or perhaps have Luna take him back to that specific point to show him his error?

Damn. Sombra has had it rough. It's no wonder he went completely bonkers. Every individual has their breaking point, and Sombra finally reached his sadly. Here's hoping that our heroes and their friends can help him begin to heal from his tragic past.



~ Super-Brony12

what can I say, I LOVE THIS STORY! I can't help but draw pictures! This was made, not as a fanart,but just as a gift to you! You are very talentd in the art and writing feild! Keep it up Pixel-Spark!

Link to photo thingy!

One little nitpick.

At the beginning of the Crystal Empire episode, Celestia demonstrated, to Twilight, that she can do the dark magic crystal thing, too. Then Twilight used dark magic, once, in part 2.

Sombra shouldn't be their only option for making the goggles.

YAY! Awesome chapter!


~ Super-Brony12

Oooohh, I just LOVE this story! There aren't too many "Sombra reformed" stories out there, but this is by far my favorite. Eagerly awaiting the next chapter!

Finally, someone pointed out the glaring flaw in the girls plan to help Sombra.
At least they realised the hypocrasy in their actions and actually made steps to correct the situation. But truthfully, none of this would have come to pass if it was not for the shadow. In a way it helped Sombra move forward towards acceptance and healing.
I enjoy this fic way too much. :twilightsheepish:

:pinkiehappy:Love this sooooooooooo (ends five minutes later) ooooooo much! I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next chapter.:raritystarry: :pinkiehappy:

5284947 Thanks So so so so so so so *many So's later* much! ^_^ Im glad you like it!

Nice chapter, especially now that Sombra is accepted by the Empire.

Oooh, this is easily my favorite Sombra story. You've truly crafted a wonderful tale. I cannot wait to see where it goes next.

I'm i the only one who ships shinning sea and sombra

Great story tho

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