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Until the End by Jamey4 Until the End by Jamey4
When the Mane 6 are caught in the midst of a volcanic eruption during one of their adventures, unable to fly out due to the heavy smoke in the clouds, and unable to use magic due to the extreme heat and smoke making it impossible to properly focus magic, the Mane 6 have no choice but to ride this one out...knowing that the chances of survival are slim. Regardless, they stick together "until the end"; regardless of what may happen; regardless whether they live or die. Their friendship is that powerful, that even in the face of the end, they cannot be broken apart from each other.

Do they survive this horrific experience, or do they meet their end together?
That's up to you all to decide...


...Oh yes, I went there. Because doing this for just one character just wasn't enough.
I had a few people on my most recent poll say I should do something with Volcanos and Lava. I hope this will suffice. :)

Credit to following amazing vector artists:
:iconponyfuzz: for Fluttershy's vector :iconteiptr: for Applejack's vector
:iconlightningtumble: for Rarity's Vector :iconcrusierpl: for Pinkie's Vector
:iconxzenocrimzie: for Dash's Vector :iconstarshinecelestalis: for Twilight's Vector
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Hopefully the last critique for me though don't count me out yet :)

Vision: The way the volcano erupts with destructive power, overwhelming heat, and the shaking earth makes this worth the request for volcanos and lava. The devastated looks on the mane 6 when they witness the lava coming close and closer to them, they know that they are not going to make it out of this alive. Its just details upon details of outstanding… everything!

Originality: Though this isn't the first I guess to do this. The story in the description makes this just eye-candy for anyone to see tragedy at its finest. The tragic feel to this makes me want to scream badly, "NOOOOOOOO!" for the six yet the bond that they all share for each other makes me well up in tears that they will never leave each other no matter how dire the situation.

Technique: Normally I don't want to describe considering how hard it is coming from a watcher but for this pic, it probably may as well be worth it. The way the volcano and the erupting lava looks as expected is realistic and the six themselves of course are animated. However, even with that, the drawing itself will get to even the most hardcore of fans with its appeal to the realistic details of the background and sheer amount of eye-candy from every corner of this picture.

Impact: Just… just wow, you really pushed the limit of tragedy, sadness, and screaming 'no's!' at this pic. The impact from this is already there from seeing the disaster happening in front of you and the tragic looks on the six. However, as you read the description you made, it becomes clear that they are willing to face their deaths together making the impact go up tenfold. It makes this a tear-jerking, tragic, and overwhelmingly saddening pic as you see the demise of your favorite characters happening right in front of your very eyes and you cannot do anything to prevent this. It will break all hardened hearts no matter how tough they are. No other pic has ever made me overwhelm in tears for the downfall of any beloved characters. None, except this.

I don't know if there will ever be another picture with the same level of tragic sadness this has in store and even if there is one, I doubt it comes as close to this for everything about it just pulls at their hearts. Overall, one of the most outstanding pics my eyes have ever seen and nothing at the moment will change my mind. Well, with that out of that way, I might end up using this situation on my fanfic should the time arise. All I can say is, well done, you outdone yourself here and I'm proud to say that :)
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RazorJoint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
This reminds me of The Return of the King.
JAC59COL Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of that scene from Toy Story 3 where the toys almost end up being incinerated.
userground12407 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Oh yeah, I remember. It really resembles together with both of the scenes. :)
Fluttershy-Pony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...And Spike isn't there with all of his friends in the end :(
I love this wallpaper, it just makes me really sad that Spike isn't there with everypony!
Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He never is.
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Mount Doom in LOTR...
Kreuzfeuerkind Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Are they waiting for death?
narutofan657 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
My OC is an alicorn that controls the volcanoes in Equestria. PRINCESS OBSIDIAN TO THE RESCUE!
Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
this made me cry
Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
pulling a lord of the rings eh? they'll survive. celestia can control the damned sun, she'll have no problem controlling some lava.
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Massive work.

So sad, so painful... But so nice.
TKHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deploy SRT, HAZOP, and MEDEVAC units to their position ASAP! Hold tight, girls! We'll come to you!
InterJim126 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is just so touching.
IronGirella Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Venom2204 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Photographer
They live! The have too! They cant die!!
Artlover67 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Oh my gosh. This kinda reminds me a lot of Toy Story 3 where the toys were about to die in the incinerator. Makes me cry.
mikeyuc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
damn man!! i love you and hate you at the same time
Fluttertreeyay Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist

as Rarity always says: They must, THEY must, THEY MUST!!!!!!
ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Dash tried to fly away holding applejack in her hooves,pressed against her chest. The earth ponies breathing was erratic due to the broken rib in her chest. dash tried to fly further up but it was to hard with the ash and smoke in her face. She dropped back down to the large rock where the rest of her friends were. she hit the ground hard but managed to keep her hooves steady. She set Applejack gently on the ground. Twilight sparkle rushed up to rainbow and applejack. "how is she? can't you fly away?" twilight asked. Rainbow shook her head. "too much ash in the air." twilight sighed and sat down. "well, i can't use magic. The heat and the ash make it too hard to focus. I guess we are going to have to wait it out." Rainbow glared angrily at at the purplish mare. "Applejack may not have that long!" Twilight looked angrily at Rainbow Dash. "Oh, so you have a better plan?!" "No, but i just don't like the idea of siting here on our asses waiting to die, so forgive me if im a little angry!" Suddenly Twilight looked very tired and sad. " sorry i just dont now what to do..."
AlexiSonicKST Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible. I've imagined a possible fanfic where the Mane 6 would find themselves in such a situation, and now I see this picture... Exactly what I had in mind. Really impressive.
Magicmelody45 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student
you made me cry.
ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Why... WHY? Why must you make things that make me want to write fanfics about them?!

*jots down this next one on his list*

Curse you!
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:3 *evil laughter*
ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You say evil laughter, I say tired sobbing D:
WaffleChap Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
reminds me of the movie dinasour
Darkamerion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why ever you deviants have much cloud
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor girls.
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember that in the wake of even the greatest devistation, friendship will always prevail. It also helps that we all have OCs and some of us are Fanfiction writers and avid gamers so making this go from a horrible situation into a daring rescue that leads into a huge party shouldn't be too hard haha!

Now where is my phone? I need to call Thrall and tell him I need a favor...
GermanShepherdLuv426 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's an amazing, but sad picture!! :tears: :tears:
WONDERFUL JOB!! :thumbsup:
mlp-Toolkit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
They'll make it. I know that they will. They've made it through so much together that nothing can stop them. But they need to work to survive. They won't make it if they just sit there crying. They need the will to fight for their survival.

Well... After that little rant, I think that you did a good job on this picture. Keep up the quality pics. /)
Inert-G Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Dash looks the saddest, in my opinion. Just somethin' wrong with a Pegasus being grounded, I guess.
Frostb1t Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
this is some really nice art, cool^^ keep it up^^
Rain-Twister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This song sums it all up: [link]

Especially 1:09 is like the heart wrench part...
nhoj757 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I vote Frodo and Sam come save them. This art has LotR Finale written all over it.
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That was the inspiration ;) who knows. I may be doing a Lord of the Rings crossover wallpaper soon....
... ;)
nhoj757 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
That...would be beautiful. It'd be interesting to see which pony personalities you think line up to those of the Fellowship.
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, the way it will work is that I already have a pony-version of Frodo and Sam ready to go, which was custom made by my good friend :iconproenix: ...I just need to make a background to put them in. :)
nhoj757 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ya know what. I'll watch you just to see this. Can't wait!
bwtw77 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
^ solution= twilight travells back in time and saves them all.

How did she do this?

by forcing herself to remember to save them after she was saved herself.
Lorntak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
What if Twilight is the one that caused it in the first place?

/mind blown
Reaper-The-Creeper Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Assassin's Creed 3!
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the one scene at the end of Toy Story 3... :iconsadplz:
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
noes D:
Flare! ... FLARE! Go fking help them!
lightning198 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god. That's so sad. We must SAVE THEM D:
Lilleesart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Artist
SandwichDelta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toy Story 3.
shadowrain1000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
That or Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Jamey4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You got it :D Lord of the Rings was the inspiration for this one.
tetramegaman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Is this the end?

Plasma Wisp: NOT IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT! :iconknightplz: Plasma Wisp to the rescue~!
moonwing-115 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
It makes me really sad to think about it, but at the same time I find it really touching that even though Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash can fly the stay alongside their friends.
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