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The Fallen Apprentice by Jamey4 The Fallen Apprentice by Jamey4
What happens when your most faithful student turns against you, due to the manipulative influence of the God of Chaos in order to save her captive friends?
What if after all the years you spent observing her, teaching her, caring for her, protecting her, and even loving her as your own child, she's one day left with no choice but to use that very god-like knowledge you taught her, to overthrow you?
What if your most faithful student, decides to try and become become your most unfaithful master?
What if you then have no choice but to fight her until the very end, even if it tears you both apart from the inside?
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*Twilight approaches Celestia on the outskirts of Canterlot in the mountains, where she told Celestia to meet her*

Celestia: Twilight Sparkle, my most faithful student. What's wrong? What's going on here?

Twilight Sparkle: "Princess Celestia...Discord has returned. He's holding the Elements of Harmony captive. He told me he would release them unharmed only after...after I've removed you from the throne of Equestria..."

*Celestia is taken back by the news and lowers into a subtle fighting position*

Celestia: "What?! No, there has to be another way to stop Discord and rescue the Elements! I can't simply give up Equestria to Discord just like that!"

Twilight Sparkle: "I wasn't asking you Princess Celestia, I'm telling you; you either have to step down...or you have to be removed...by force..."

Celestia: "What?! Twilight Sparkle, please...don't do this. I...I...don't want to have to fight you..."

Twilight Sparkle: *starts to tear up* "Please...don't resist Princess Celestia. My friends won't be free from Discord if you remain on the throne...I cannot let them down and have them fall under Discord's control...again."

Celestia: "No...I will never give up the throne my...once...faithful student. It is my duty to defend this throne until the end of my long life...

Twilight Sparkle: *tears roll down her face* I'm...so sorry Princess...then I'm afraid I...I have no choice then...*charges up magic as the rain starts softly coming down*

Celestia: *tears up* Neither do I. *charges up magic as the rain starts pouring down*
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...I really love how his one came out personally :P If you all have different stories or interpretations behind this piece, please feel free to share them :D

Credit to :icontdreyer1: for the Twilight Vector
Credit to :iconspinnyhat: for the Celestia Vector
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:iconcdiscord:
Masterfully done, I must say. Your rain effect is incredible, and very realistic, especially as the mist around the bodies of the ponies. And speaking of pony bodies, I really enjoy the poses: Celestia is taken aback but ready to defend herself, and also feeling conflicted about what's about to happen. Meanwhile Twilight is firm and ready to do what she feels she has to do, though deep down she may not wish to.

I think your choosing of grey for the scenery was a good choice. Not just because it gives an ominous and bleak 'climactic battle' atmosphere, but also because it really makes the glowing magic horn auroras stick out against the murky rain and sky.

On a pony forum I'm on, I take vectors from DA and Google Images to make avatars and signatures for people in different situations, but your talent in making these breathtaking scenes is on a whole other level. I look forward to more things from you in the future, and I've enjoyed what I've seen thus far ^^ Good job.
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Oh, it has been some time since I've seen a piece like this. Your style is so emotional, and the story just makes it amazing. I loved Celestia's expression, and Twilight's, as they prepare to fight. (although personally, I don't think Twilight stands a chance in hell against Celestia).

And now to the nitpicks. I must tell you that I had to VERY closely scrutinize this work to find fault, but here is what I have so far.

The background. It just felt a bit plain to me. This was rather a small one, and easily pinpointed as personal preference, so disregard as you like, but maybe make it a bit more interesting next time? I like to think that it is the subtleties that make good work like this truly great. (never let it be sad though, that this is merely 'good).

Celestia's fore hooves looked oddly fat, maybe tone them down next time.

The texturing. I was really sitting on the fence with this one. on one hand, the rain is good, as is the background texture, but the ponies just don't feel as... textured. More on the landscape than part of it.

Away from the nitpicks!

I loved this. Your textures were great, the rain was well characterized and there was almost no fault with the characters.

All in all, I rate this a good 8.5/10, and beg that you bring out more like this in future!
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Sanders623 Jan 1, 2014
I do noticed that people tends to make jokes like the characters from their favorite shows are saying quotes from other shows and all of that, as I noticed in the comments, where people are making Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith references here. But what is the name of this meme? I've been looking everywhere on the internet and I cannot find it.
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:iconearthbind83:
The picture is beautiful! I just can't fit that story into my brain, because Twilight wouldn't obey Discord like that (unless she'd be mind-controlled by him). I mean, why would he release the elements if Celestia was gone?
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:icongxfan537:
Dusk Shine: *tears up* Twilight...All I want is your love.
Twilight Sparkle: *tears up* Love won't save you, Dusk Shine. Only my new powers can.
Dusk Shine: I-I don't believe what I'm hearing. My friends, Princess Celestia, and Prince Solaris were right. You changed. *they prepare to fight*
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
Simply epic, the concept is cool and the rain is a lovely touch, thanks for another great pic!
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4Suit Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey There, I hope you don't mind but, I featured this wallpaper on my YouTube series, Equals P. You can check it out here [link] Thanks again and I linked it back to you.
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:iconbadassmutha4000:
Celestia - YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!!!....IT WAS SAID THAT YOU WOULD DESTROY THE DARKNESS, NOT JOIN IT!!!...TO BRING BALANCE TO HARMONY!!! NOT TO LEAVE IT IN DARKNESS!!!

Twilight - GRRRRAHHH I HAYE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Celestia - YOU WERE MY MOST FAITHFUL STUDENT!...YOU WERE LIKE A DAUGHTER TO ME TWILIGHT! I LOVED YOU!!
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:icondarth-silas:
Celestia: "You have become powerful Twilight, but I sense great darkness in you."

Eclipse: "I have become more powerful than anypony. Even you." *fires a blast of dark magic at Celestia, who deflects it*

Celestia: "You still have much to learn, my unfaithful student."






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TheHeadlessArtistart Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat
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:iconclockworkdawn:
This is just amazing!
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