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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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:iconnavelcolt:
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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klokateer666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I love fighting
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Great artwork and story!! Almost made me tear up myself!
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Sanders623 Featured By Owner 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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earthbind83 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
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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gxfan537 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
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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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Simply epic, the concept is cool and the rain is a lovely touch, thanks for another great pic!
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4Suit Featured By Owner 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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BadassMutha4000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
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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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Artist
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 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat
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ThatGuyOnTheInterweb Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! No! THE FEELS!
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ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is just amazing!
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I remember the first time I saw this piece. To be completely honest I didn't really care much for it. I mean it was okay but nothing I really felt like faving or anything... The funny thing is that now that I've come back and take a second look I find it amazing! I have no idea why I didn't realize that in the first place. Still I'm afraid it won't make it to the best though it is very close.
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nicoflare Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is the the best picture i ever seen
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JimbleIsLove Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for feelings.
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Striker-666 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
*imagines Oliver (Princess Celestia) and Strong (Twilight Sparkle) doing the voices*

{refers to the script in this deviation's description}
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DerpyDashHooves1876 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Wow! I'm speechless with this great art piece. Nice!
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ShadowwDash Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Good story, but i think if Discord would be free, he would trolling with everypony and do random things as usual. XD
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This would be awesome for a series finale for "Friendship is Magic".
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domegfede Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
simplemente INCREIBLE
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MeckanikTumblr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Really nice picture, now for the story I'm a bit surprised by the "no other way than fight" part, it may require some specification
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IAmSwagg Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
#the_episode_that_will_never_but_should_happen
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db1993 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Nice.
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jesusmonger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Celestia: YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!! YOU WERE MEANT TO DESTROY HATRED, NOT JOIN IT!! BRING BALANCE TO FRIENDSHIP, NOT LEAVE IT IN DARKNESS!!

Twilight: I HATE YOU!!!

Celestia: You were my sister, Twilight! I loved you!

5 points to whoever gets the reference.
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biodude711 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Star Wars Episode III. The end of the Anakin vs Obi-Wan fight.
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jesusmonger Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
+5
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takao-abadeer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome just wesome
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Ill-Fated-Jedi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
why is this under shipping in some groups I've seen it in? Are they going to have an angry pony make out session after their done battling to the death?
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, mainly because I know that people who love shipping with these characters will probably like this one as well. So I decided to try and submit it to a few shipping groups, doubting they would be accepted, and they were accepted to my surprise :P
Plus, In my personal definition, shipping doesn't have to always be about love. It can be about sad moments, angry moments, anything with an intense emotion that both characters are feeling together, or for each other. :)
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Ill-Fated-Jedi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Interesting definition. I don't know if I accept it (shipping is a derivative of the term "relationshipping" first used on X-Files forums to describe the act of interpreting Mulder and Scully's interactions as romantic, and was later spread in its current abbreviated form by Pokemon fans who decided upon a romantic interpretation of certain character pairings, most notably Team Rocket), but I will say that any personal interaction between these two comes across as either mother/daughter or a dominant-submissive (probably) nonsexual relationship. It's only natural people would assume they'll make up once they sort out Discord.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Discord can beat up Celestia with no problem and Twilight does not even stand a little chance, it is totaly not a fair fight.
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ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
oh my god THIS IS EPIC! I LOVE THIS!
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DarthVoid Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
"YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! IT WAS SAID THAT YOU WOULD DESTROY NIGHTMARE MOON, NOT JOIN HER! BRING HARMONY TO EQUESTRIA, NOT LEAVE IT IN DARKNESS!"
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RoseOfStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
My.
God.
<33
Could I maybe write a fan fiction for this? A relatively short one, just a few chapters...?
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! You also have my permission to use this as a cover photo for it if you want. Please show it to me when it's done ^_^
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RoseOfStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you very much. :3
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No prob! :) I look forward to reading it!
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RoseOfStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
First part's out. :3 I hope you enjoy, I'll send you the parts as they come out. ^-^
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love it :D I'm looking forward to the next parts coming out ^_^
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RoseOfStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3 It means a lot, really. :3 I can't wait to get started on the other parts. :3
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Venom2204 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
I never thought I'd see this day.
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S-Missile Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I'd say this is a fitting song for this very sad moment.
[link]
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconkaneplz::iconsaysplz: Remain on the throne, princess. My children will deal with Discord.
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Eternitystone98 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is one of the best MLP artwork pieces i'vse ever seen. I really, truely love it. At the end, I almost wanted to cry, it was so amazing, you are a really good artist. Please keep drawing! ;)
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RunsWithHorsesART Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is bad ass! is there a fan fic of this? like a full story?
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, I just made up the story in the description. ^_^ People are welcome to write it though ;)
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flolovescookies Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Twilight would screw herself if she did that. I doubt twilight really stands a chance:P
But epic pic by the way. loving the description:)
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1nvader-Zak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, so many StarWars Episode 3 jokes will be made because of this.

Celestia: :sniff: You were suppose to bring harmony to the world not leave it in Chaos! You were one of my sisters Twilight;:depressed: I loved you!:cry:
Twilight: I hate you! :rage::onfire:
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TheLunarDragons Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the picture and story to this. It's all amazing.
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