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I'm a newly-converted MLP fan and amateur writer.



This story is a sequel to The Return of the King

Twilight Sparkle, still adjusting to her new role as a Princess of Equestria, finds herself plagued by stress and self-doubt as she questions her worth to her friends and to her country. Unknown to everypony, Twilight included, she has become possessed by the same force that turned Princess Luna into Nightmare Moon. Soon, Twilight is transformed into Midnight Sparkle, self-proclaimed Queen of Magic and sets off to conquer Equestria for herself. Desperate, her friends reluctantly team up with Sombra in order to get their Twilight back and end the threat that started a thousand years ago once and for all.

*Part of my head canon series

Set during Season 5 after "The Cutie Map" but before "Castle Sweet Castle"

Contains Twibra; if you're not into that, then you might not enjoy this story

Cover art by MelSpyRose

Chapters (21)
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Comments ( 78 )

Im guessing this will be a Twibra fanfic

The first two were so yes, this will continue the tradition

All I could hear when Sombra got the mugger

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Love that reference to star wars and Batman.

Good job spike

At that day, Sombra found a new companion.

Sombra merely retained his uncommitted expression. "Don't read too much into it," he coolly stated and walked past her. He then briefly turned and said, "But you're welcome." Perhaps it was a trick of the light but Rainbow could've sworn that he smirked.


I'm not really a big fan on stories that make Twilight turn into Midnight, but, surprisingly, I feel intrigued to know what happens next.

Can you make so that the only one who can free her is Spike? Like, fully? Just like the Friendship Games, but without help from magic, but with the love of a little brother?


Good story so far. On par with the previous stories for sure.

Damn, Midnight hit below the belt. RUTHLESS AF

Should I read the previous 2 stories in order to understand what is going in this?

They certainly help, especially the previous entry

In a way Sombra isn't wrong. Sometimes a hero lives long enough to become a villain.

This is actually part of why I started this series. The show takes more of a black-and-white approach to morality: good is good and evil is evil. I wanted to explore a character that was more gray as well as introduce (or reintroduce rather) an antagonist whose motivations were understandable. What if there was a villain in MLP that thought what he was doing was right? I wanted to dive into redemption, what it means for someone who did wrong and was trying to make amends rather than skip over it.

I have a feeling that things aren’t as done as they may seem.

Wonderful to see a new chapter! Surprised that it was that easy to defeat the spirit but eh, I am not the writer.

Regardless, good work!

Your feelings serve you well, Sith Lord.

Thank you! And I love that movie!

Yes, they're in the dream world. And Midnight is the spirit of Luna's unborn twin, who was absorbed by her in the womb.

A new chapter! Splendid.

"Join us, Sombra," all of the umbrums chanted in unison. "We feeeeeeel your desire for vengeance. Your righteous fury. Merge with us...become one with the Darkness..."

Cool the umbrum

Awesome story. Looking forward to reading more. Really enjoyed the two prequel stories. Hope all is well.

Glad to hear that you're enjoying it and thank you!

Damn dream sweetie cutting deep

I like to think that it's actually a manifestation of Rarity's own thoughts, so she believes all this.

Turning to all of them, she held up the orb. "Sombra isn't trapped in a nightmare. He's trapped inside of a dream."

Ohh dear.... That sounds like it's gonna be triggy to get him out πŸ˜…πŸ˜“

The crushing force of reality... Sometimes it can be easy to see why delusions and fantasy would be preferable, depending on your predicament in life. I don't know why, but Spikes line to pull Sombra back felt particularly poignant. How many times in life have I wished to be someone else, disappointed or disgusted with who I am. I'm sure Sombra feels as shackled by his past as much as his slaves were shackled in their chains.

Oi, I read fiction to get away from real life, but know your making me reflect on my own life experiences. DAMN YOU!

Really good chapter! :twilightsmile:

Thanks a lot! I thought about Spike's fantasy sequence in "A Dog and Pony Show" and whatever feelings of inadequacy he might have as a dragon among ponies so that's when I came up with the idea that he's secretly unhappy with where he is. That alone just made sense as to why he'd be the one to convince Sombra to come back to the waking world. As for Sombra, yes, you're right, he's shackled to his past. His major flaw is his inability to move forward. He maintains a victim mentality, acting as though he's "entitled" to having good things just because he suffered in the past. Sombra is a tragic figure, not just because of what happened to him but because the path that he's on is of his own choosing.

A really good chapter πŸ™‚

Looking forward to he next one xD

Doubleplusgood! I'm glad to see that it's up to your standards. Long live Big Brother.

Welcome, prole comrade! You are one of the better authors on this site, certainly.

EDIT- Long live Big Brother! I almost forgot. Let's hope the Thought Police didn't catch that.

The King is back in action. Literally.

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