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Desolation by JinYaranda Desolation by JinYaranda
"After weeks of searching, of trying to find out just what went wrong, I stood on that hill and witnessed the true cause of all this desolation and destruction.

He'd returned. And he'd not been merciful.

We always thought he was just a blip on the radar. A foe we barely even saw, let alone had to deal with. Nightmare Moon and Discord posed a serious, real threat; this guy threatened a thousand-year lost kingdom with snarls and growls. A few days there, a few days of work with Cadence and Shiny, and he was gone with nary a word from the guy's mouth.

Sombra wasn't a threat.

So we thought.

Apparently, a fragment of his horn flew away as the Crystal Heart did its magic. A fragment which linked his evil, dark soul to this world from the world beyond, from the hell he was thrust into. Tartarus, Hell, whatever you want to call it. Whatever it was, it made him bitter.

And stronger.

He came back. Swift as Luna's night itself, the world was consumed in hellfire and disease, famine and hatred. No creature was safe, pony or otherwise. His wrath spread, infected, festered, and killed.

I'd somehow survived. I don't really remember much about that time, or even how long ago it was. I just remember a fight, one that left me without an eye and without my friends. Without my family. Without Shining Armor. He took everything from me, down to the memory of the moment they all died.

I'm going to find out what happened. I'm going to find out, and I'm going to kill him. Before...before all this, killing was never something I would do. I couldn't. It wasn't within me. I had too much to lose, too much to live for. My soul shone too brightly to ever hate anyone or anything enough to even consider taking life.

But that was before he took Shiny and my friends from me. I have nothing left. My body is a shell, a hollow husk of who I used to be.

I'm so sorry, Shining Armor. AJ, Rainbow, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie...I'm sorry. This isn't who I wanted to become.

I guess...I'm not Twilight Sparkle anymore. Not in the ethereal sense.

But for you...for all of you, I'll hold on to that last bit of myself, long enough...long enough to avenge you.

Sombra, you will die. I will kill you. And I will not make it quick. You will not die well.

You will suffer, as you've made me."

Spiritual sequel to [link] and [link] , now with really sketchy color!

This song [link] is getting a LOT of mileage for inspiration. Should I stop with the post-apocalyptic Twilight? D: Sorry!

Also, would this be inappropriate to submit to Fallout Equestria group on here? I think so, but I just wanna make sure...
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Celefin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
This is awesome... I guess the fascination with post-apocalyptic Equestria stems from the desire to see just how solid those beloved characters' virtues, convictions, resolve, courage and sense of self really are when put to the ultimate test. Giving these beloved heroes the opportuniy to break and utterly fail just makes them so much greater.
See, you just inspired me to some pony-philosophy. Great work!
JinYaranda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, that's what I've always loved about stories like FO:E and the like.  They test the resolve and virtues of the main character to well beyond their limits, and force the character to choose the better of two or more morally grey outcomes.  They also usually break the main character, so we get to see a kind of redemption story, as well, where the character becomes stronger than the post-apocalyptic setting they're thrust into.  
Arielmlp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is not going to end well for any pony and it's worse than any villain especially morgana in tlm 2
Hrou00 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
'Metal Gear Pony: Solid Twilight'   ....Done! (Not sure if someone else has made this reference already or not, but I'm too lazy to search.)
JinYaranda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Metal GEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeear.  D:<

DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
So this is Twilight after an epic pony war. I thought it might just be next Tuesday morning. ;)
JinYaranda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some serious bed-head for next Tuesday. She needs some beauty sleep, or maybe a spa trip! Don't know what to do about that eye, though...

But, yah, this is her after a pony war. Yay sad and depressing themes!
xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
That's awesome excellent pic great back story I love the idea of Sombra's power being connected to Tartarus.
Solaris90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh come on! This is, like, the second piece of art I've found that almost perfectly mirrors what I'm planning to do in my fan fiction! DX GRAGLESMACKAPLEX!

You won't mind if I go ahead with this basic idea, will you?
JinYaranda Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That...was a very creative sound you just made!

Hey, your story, your right to write it. :D I dun care. XD What is the basic idea, if you don't mind me asking?
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