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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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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?
Solaris90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, this wouldn't really be the focus of the story. The Crusaders is set 200 years into the future, with a new cast of heroes (except a vampire Sweetie Belle) fighting villains. One villain would be revealed as a gone-bad Twilight, driven over the edge fighting a Sombra who had basically had your idea done to him.

And oh gosh I hope none of my readers find this comment.
JinYaranda Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time to go spoil it for your readers! MUAHAHAHAHA.


But, that's an...interesting story, methinks. XD Certainly original! But, Twily as a bad guy? >: Aww.
Solaris90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, a well-intentioned extremist who runs a totalitarian nation. Does everything for "the greater good", know what I mean?
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