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Battle Against Discord by Cave-Shinobi Battle Against Discord by Cave-Shinobi
Update of [link]

Ok, background added, as well as another angry pony. I'm still not too satisfied with the background, though. It feels like there's something amiss. Don't know exactly what, though. I'd like to ask all of you who check this deviation to, just in case you notice, please tell me what might be missing. Thanks in advance.

Like I said, I made this a separate deviation. Why? Well, because the changes are quite gigantic.

I guess that's all I have to say. At least for now.
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:icontulsatrash:
Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Most the time I imagine or see something depicting the celestial sisters facing off against discord they are the same size that they are in the present. Here they appear to be around the proportion of normal mares and only slightly larger. It is different, interesting, and raises all kinds of fun questions and possibilities. For instance:

Was this what they looked like normally at this time or did discord make them look this way?

Was this their fully grown size and something happened later to make them so long and tall?
   - Did Luna or Celestia know, or think, they were done growing yet?

Was this an example of an encounter between the three of them from before the sisters found the elements of harmony and managed to defeat Discord?
   - how many times did that happen if this is the case?
   - How long had they know eachother?
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Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
The reason I chose this look for them was to show them as if they hadn't used the Elements nor gained any divine powers yet, so I went for the same look of the Mane6, in terms of age. Fully grown mares, with actually hair for manes instead of a cloud of celestial smoke (like Luna's mane, when she morphed back from Nightmare Moon in the pilot). Back when I was in the fandom, my headcanon was pretty much that Discord had been terrorizing Equestria for a long time (read: since shortly after their birth and until they matured. The alicorns would be an ancient race of ponies tha used to rule the land, most of which got frozen in time or turned into stone when Discord appeared) and they go on a journey to find the essences for the Elements of Harmony. After using the Elements, they ascend through their power into their current shape.

But that's just headcanon I created when I watched Season 2. We already know that they looked like their current selves, back when they faced Discord.
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TurtwigChampion Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks super cool to the song "Invasion" XD Happened to be listening to it when I found this picture.
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:iconmoppypuppy:
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Add music: [link]
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Nah, not quite what I'd have in mind for this.
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:iconilovekimpossiblealot:
ILoveKimPossibleAlot Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hope you don't mind, but I used this in a video I did. I have given you credit, though!
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't mind at all since you credited. It would've been nice if you had asked me beforehand, but it's cool. May I see the video?
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ILoveKimPossibleAlot Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
I realised when I started edited that I needed something to finish it off. I kinda just wanted to get the thing done, bluntly, but figured if it was a problem you would just tell me so. I apologize.

Sure! [link]
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Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
No need to apologize. At least you told me that you used it, which is something I rarely see :)

On the video, I really don't know if they'll ever make a flashback episode. I mean, it'd be amazing, but that seems oddly unlikely for me. If they did, though, it wouldn't be great just because we'd have more of Discord, but also due to all the world-building such episodes would inevitably have. I'm a sucker for that sort of stuff.
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ILoveKimPossibleAlot Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
:D

I don't know. I mean, I am spectacle and everything, and it would be very unlikely that they did anything of that nature, but I just figured it all fits. I'm gonna release another video sometime about some more evidence I found for this that made me come to this conclusion, but overall I just thought it was a fun theory to share. Plus it would be AMAZING.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
"Plus it would be AMAZING."

Definitely.
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ILoveKimPossibleAlot Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Agreed.
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:iconcmdrnix:
CmdrNIX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Celestia and Luna weren't that young when they face Discord!

Don't hate on me; just saying.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
How can you know? ;) There's nothing definite on that, so whether they were young or not is up to speculation. And only future episodes will tell.
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:iconcmdrnix:
CmdrNIX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, yeah? Well, see for yourself: [link]

And speaking of future episodes, I've heard of a rumored episode where Celestia wants the mane six to reform Discord.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Hm, never really paid much attention to that stained glass window. Still, a window isn't the most accurate image :lol:

Yes, I've heard of that episode, and I'm hyped as all for it.
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:iconcmdrnix:
CmdrNIX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, who asked you?

I'm waiting for that episode to air as well.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Nobody, but I said it anyway.
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:icontiaandlulu:
TiaAndLulu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
He's right though this is still fantastic.
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:iconrakkard:
Rakkard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
That background... Sonic 2 anyone??
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:icongaruuspike:
GaruuSpike Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This reminds me very much of a Special Stage from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
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:icondogman15:
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Congratulations. :) You did a good job at getting spot 668.41, if you know what I mean.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll have to make sure this isn't the only time at getting a spot, then! :D I suppose I'm going back to drawing ponies.
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RP-ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Possibly Chocolate rain to go with the Lightning? Some obstacles on the track would be cool too! Like that Space Harrior game! That's what this really reminds me of! [link]
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Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Heh, actually, I was supposed to have added some more stuff a long while ago (but got lazy and never did add the stuff), and chocolate rain never really crossed my mind.

Speaking of Space Harrier, ever since I played Bayonetta, I've been meaning to check that game out, but never got around to that.
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RP-ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I see, Anyway, I thought that might have been some good stuff for it, since you said it was missing something or other...I was thinking about the Space Harrier game and the Special Stage from Sonic 2 with the bombs and rings on the Track....
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. Well, I've been saying this for a long while, now, but I really have to go back and work on this one. Just to add the stuff it's missing and fix what needs to be fixed.
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:iconrp-chaoticdiscord:
RP-ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Sounds good...Try not to change it TOO much After all: You made Equestria Daily! :party: :iconpartycannonplz:
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Whatever changes I make will be uploaded as a different deviation, so this one will remain untouched.
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RP-ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thats fine, You did a really good job with this one :)
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artseycarmen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
wow i love this
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:iconriaayo:
Riaayo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just a thought that you could play on the checkerboard ground and do some sort of chessboard-like objects around in an odd way. Discord is all about weird crap here and there so it might be interesting, whether it's random objects or even some regular ponies standing around in chess-piece garb as if they are the pieces on the board.

Also just realized this was submitted back in Feb... so dunno if this comment's even expected!
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
No, having a comment like this definitely wasn't expected. But it sure was handy!

When I made this, I didn't even think about that possibility. I just made a checkered ground because that's how it shows in the series. But yeah, having weird crap all over the place, including chess piece-like objects would probably look good. Fortunately, I already planned to fix this and add more stuff, so I'm taking your suggestion. Thanks!
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:iconriaayo:
Riaayo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely delighted to help! I look forward to it. (:
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:icondusk-rose:
dusk-rose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
very cool. and she has pink hair. yay :)
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:iconthe-equinox-arises:
The-Equinox-Arises Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool picture!
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:iconquantax-dynamics:
Quantax-Dynamics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Are those the Blanks from Story of the Blanks in the background?
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Nope. Just nameless ponies, possibly fallen under the influence of Discord or something like that. I just put them in for the ambience and to have something over that hill.
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:iconquantax-dynamics:
Quantax-Dynamics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Fair enough. Sorry, just noted the resemblance. ^^;
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Why the apology? I can definitely see where you're coming from.
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:iconquantax-dynamics:
Quantax-Dynamics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I'm used to apologising a lot. ^^; Sorry.
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Stop it :iconwthplz:
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:iconquantax-dynamics:
Quantax-Dynamics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
OK. >.<
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Yin-Yang-MLP Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it disturbing that one of my first thoughts was that this reminded me of a Sonic game...

Great job!!
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
This is wicked cool! The background adds such a surreal touch :D.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia: Discord, please, listen to reason! If the fabric of reality is twisted any more than it is now - !
Discord: Who cares? This is MY Equestria, and I'll toy with it how I please, thank you very much!
Celestia: Nngh...
Luna: I don't think reason will work with him. We'll have to show him what harmony is all about!
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Furluvs Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe not enough chaos in the background?
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe. Maybe...
Actually I'm already listing some of the stuff I need to add. So far, it includes rubble, smoke, clouds and some cracks on the ground. Oh, and more silhouettes.
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Furluvs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo. Sounds like its look more chaotic XD
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
That's good, then, since this IS supposed to be Discord's reign.
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