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Hail King Sombra


We are all just stories in the end. Official scribe to his Royal Highness King Sombra of the Crystal Empire. His tales are as varied as they are poignant, sad and bittersweet. Remember them well.

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I know we know nothing about this scene yet. I just saw the way Fluttershy looks at Sombra and wondered what was going through her mind. That led to wondering about the others. When the episode with this scene comes out, it’ll be immediately be invalidated, I know. I regret nothing.

A great big thank you and shout-out to Askre for giving me ideas on how to extend Pinkie Pie's dialogue when it ran EIGHT WORDS short of 1,000, lol! Askre is a great King Sombra writer every Sombra fan should check out, but how he can manage that AND finds such ease in writing Pinkie Pie and her rambling dialogue not only confuses the hell out of me, but scares me a little as well.

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The king has returned!!

A great big thank you and shout-out to Askre for giving me ideas on how to extend Pinkie Pie's dialogue when it ran EIGHT WORDS short of 1,000, lol! Askre is a great King Sombra writer every Sombra fan should check out, but how he can manage that AND finds such ease in writing Pinkie Pie and her rambling dialogue not only confuses the hell out of me, but scares me a little as well.

You're welcome and no I can't explain it either. It's strange despite not even being a comedy writer, Pinkie Pie is just of the mane 6 the one that's the most easy for me to write.

Though if I get drunk enough (which is rare since I rarely drink alcohol,) people have told me I'm a real motormouth, guess I am hiding an inner Pinkie there somewhere who only gets out when I'm hammered. :pinkiehappy:

Please tell me he can actually speak coherent sentences now...

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We don't know that he actually can't because in this interpretation of the scene, he actually never speaks. And we were never really told in his first few appearances that he couldn't speak. Good villains that don't rattle off their agendas rarely have very much to say to their enemies when you think about it.

On another note, my theory is, as Fluttershy said, when he came back to take over the Crystal Empire in his first appearance, he was very disoriented and a big ball of little more than emotional energy and anger from having been trapped in time for 1,000 years. Think about how groggy and incoherent people are when they wake up in the morning, saying little more than, "Uhh... give me COFFEE!"

Though this last theory may not actually make any sense because he would not be aware of the passage of time, so it all depends on what time theories you subscribe to.

9524245 The Empire was exposed to magic to make it forget stuff so maybe Sombra forgot how to word.

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I think that's doubtful because he was the one that cast the spell. He would be immune to its effect and the spell didn't make them mute, it just erased his subjects memories of who they were before he took over the empire.

Also, Askre just pointed out to me, he said many other things, like "my crystal slaves", "no that is mine", etc.

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Sombra is the kind of villain that's called according to TV Tropes, a cold ham. These kind of villains are few of word but big on action, be it past actions or present actions. Throughout the Crystal Empire two parter, we get to see everything he did to the Crystal Ponies, the effects he had on them and he was a constant presence both in their minds and outside, constantly a threat to immediately invade.

A villain doesn't have to sprout constant one liners to be effective or good, what we had here was a Sauron type of villain, a menace whose past actions are still effecting the present, in this case the Crystal Empire and the Crystal Ponies. Those few lines he had were either mocking like "crystals," "aah crystal heart" "my crystal slaves" a declaration of his property "that is mine" or one final desperate attempt of commanding what he saw simply as his slaves "no stop"

Sombra was never meant to be the second Nightmare Moon or Chrysalis, he is not the monologing type of villain. He was meant to be an expy of Sauron from the lord of the rings (another fellow of few words), whose presence does all the action for him add to that great deal of forethought we saw in all his various traps he left behind.

To me at least, he was far more effective of being terrifying than previous three villains combined. But that is just my personal opinion.

Rarity has good taste!
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I love the variants in thier thoughts- each sees something different. Pinkie just sees parties, lol. But Fluttershy steals the whole show- I love how she sees him as more than just a foe. Even though he’s a “bad guy”, she still wishes him peace. :heart:

Sombra I think of as the closest Equestrian equivalent to Hitler.

"Yea, yea, yea... Light him up, girls!"

I guess some good guys can be of few words as well. But they can have lots of thoughts. Applejack has a point, threatening a child is scarier than just general evilness. And Rainbow Dash dies know smug. Since Sombra never saw the Mane Six power up, he's probably thinking, "What the Tartarus?"

Rarity can design his burial clothes. He is a former king, he might lay in state for a while. A wake is a kind of a party, right? Fluttershy... You got to watch out for those quiet ones.

So... If they had just given Sombra coffee when he first came back...

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