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Dietes Bloom is a zebicorn - part zebra and part unicorn. She is very talkative and a bit of a show off. Her friends forgive her though because they know why she was once quiet and reclusive when she was little.

And this makes the full group of friends! Aaaaaahhh... *deep sigh* Done at last. But wait! Soon I will put them all together and tell the tale of how they became best of buddies and what they do now in Equestria.

Dietes's pals:

MLP:FiM is Hasbro.
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Moon: *standing in bedroom* I still don't understand the purpose of these 'socks'.
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Goes by one name: Aemount!

The reaper of love, harmony, and friendship. His legion of Darklings and Aftershocks will rise within Drake for complete annihilation of all of Equestria, if you refuse you'll be force to join whether you like it or not. The element fall weak against this entity of foreign dark magic.

"All the triumph of this is to benefit one and only one force. We stand by the cred of the DarkHooves and no further as darkness is the heart, hatred the lifestyle, and chaos in the soul of every-ponies dark secret heart.

This is the oath you will abide by for eternity: The Way is superior to all and won't take no as an answer. The Way is victory. The Way shall not be ignored or degraded. The Way is a force only the strong can survive. The Way is an entity in every-pony, unicorn, pegasus, alicorn, changeling, and wraith. The Way is not a government or religion, it a lifestyle most respected. The Way is out of the good in your heart and in with the hate. The Way you and Way is me.

So let Pony be.

The Way is described as evil but it's not. The Way is the reality of Equestria. I'm a part of The Way. I shall take the good of every-pony with no remorse or pity. I am strong, I will fight good.

The Way is death and resurrection of all evil, you will suffer in this plague knowing no one will mourn or care.

So let Pony be." ~The DarkHoof Oath


Finally I upload the cataclysm Aemount my grim reaper pony and teacher to Drake my wraith pony (specifically ring wraith). Yes I'm making MLP FiM the way I perceive it as a world pron to darkness and evil, plus Aemount does mend the wound in such. (Yes, everything has somewhat of a bleak reference in my imagination x3. Welcome to my world: One way in no way out.)

Aemount name is Arabic for Death just to let you know if I didn't mention it.

EDIT: If you wants some back story then go --->[link] <---here.

Aemount Penny WereSkunk 7/12
MLP FiM Hasbro
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This is the shadow that caused Equestria nightmares. Rem real form when you first encounter her. She tends to stay in her Aftershock alpha look or nightmare forms normally to not draw attention.

No wings, tail, mane, or ears since she can assume the form of any pony desired.

Try to have a safe night every pony or Rem will get you too.


A finished ref sheet of my mare of darkness and nightmares.

Note: She is literally obsessed with fear.

Rem Sleep Penny WereSkunk 8/12
MLP FiM Hasbro
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Blackthorn: Is forbidden! Yet it's my main kind of magic, to Tartarus with the rules and teachings. I'm 3K years old and took on foes bigger than some draconequis in Riatesque that I helped to introduce him to Lord Necronius 400 years ago. I have defeated, DEFEATED is what I meant to say hehe. :D


A Sombra'ed Blackthorn. I made her eyes and horn the color complements to her normal variant. Also I made her horn as a reference to her original model horn when I had the first idea. Oh and goat's eye pupil.

Original idea:

Like the skulls didn't mean something.

Blackthorn, Willow PWS13
King Sombra MLP/Hasbro
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This is Zacrilege
He is a bad guy as you can see. This is one of his many forms and the only one other then his true form I'll draw since they are the only ones that ever show....anywhere.

His power is extreme. In his true form, he is as big as the mountain Canterlot rests on. This form however...he is only a foot taller then Chrysalis [who is taller then Celestia]

His existence isn't know until Zokar is defeated although there were hints about him given by his army, a species called Zelial. I'll draw Zelians soon.

As for his power, only a united world can stop him from destroying a world and moving onto the next world to destroy. He is that powerful. In 1vs one situation, he could practically look at you and you'll die. So yeah, overpowered and the main villain for my story.

There may be some line art mistakes. I corrected a few when I was coloring it, but I noticed one more that I didn't bother to fix.
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The last of my "Pony" pieces for now, depicting the original villain of the pilot film "Rescue from Midnight Castle", the evil centaur Tirek.
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Starring every non-ornithine* dinosaur genus with preserved evidence of feathers to date. The numbers represent the year said evidence was published. (Some of these taxa are known from multiple species with evidence of feathers; the dates indicate the first published.)

*For those who haven't read :iconmattmart:'s book, Ornithes is coined for the clade including the last common ancestor of Passer domesticus and Archaeopteryx lithographica and its descendants. Inclusion of taxa in this drawing was based on the phylogenetic results of data set 1 in Lee et al. (2014).

In order of publication (of feather evidence, not the taxa themselves); those published in the same year are listed from right to left:
-Avimimus (1987): Ridge along the ulna represents attachment point for wing feathers. As this taxon was initially thought to be very close to birds to begin with, not much attention was paid to this.

-Pelecanimimus (1994): Filaments preserved near arms, throat, and ribs. Subsequent study confirmed that these represented soft tissue and at least some of them are actually muscle fibers, but the region looked at does also preserve skin (in this case the naked skin of the throat pouch). No comprehensive study looking at all of the filaments has been published yet, so some of them may indeed be integumentary structures.

-Sinosauropteryx (1996): Plumulaceous feathers (initially thought to be "protofeathers", but recent studies have shown that most preserved "protofeathers" are likely just how more complex feathers look when crushed) preserved along the back, torso, and tail. First unequivocal evidence of feathers in non-avialian dinosaurs. A banded pattern is preserved on the tail feathers. Melanosome analysis has been interpreted to suggest that plumage color was partly reddish brown, but it has been argued that melanosome form does not correlate well with colors in these simple feathers. (Thus, I have made them pale and washed-out here.)

-Protarchaeopteryx (1997): Pennaceous tail feathers and some body feathers preserved.

-GMV 2124 (1997): Plumulaceous feathers along the back and tail preserved. Initially described as a specimen of Sinosauropteryx, but may be something different.

-Caudipteryx (1998): Pennaceous wing, tail, and body feathers preserved. At least one species (the type, C. zoui), unusually among maniraptors, has only primary wing feathers and no proper secondary feathers. A banded pattern is preserved on the tail feathers. Melanosome analysis suggests that plumage color may have been mostly black.

-Shuvuuia (1999): Badly-preserved remains of some sort of feathering around the body. These feathers have been tested positive for beta keratin, the primary component of modern bird feathers.

-Sinornithosaurus (1999): Pennaceous body, wing, and tail feathers preserved. The feathers were degraded rather than forming a closed vane, similar to many modern flightless birds. An undescribed dromaeosaurid specimen preserving long hindlimb feathers may belong to this taxon.

-Beipiaosaurus (1999): Shaggy plumulaceous feathers on forelimbs, body, tail, and neck preserved. Subsequent specimens and studies showed that this taxon also had some strange monofilament bristle-shaped feathers on at least the neck and tail.

-Microraptor (2000): Pennaceous feathers preserved just about everywhere, including on the legs forming a second pair of "wings". A new specimen shows a pair of long streamer-like feathers extending from the middle of the tail frond. Melanosome analysis suggests that plumage color may have been iridescent black.

-Nomingia (2000): A pygostyle-shaped structure on the end of the tail suggests that it may have had a tail frond attached. We now know that the presence of a pygostyle doesn't necessarily demonstrate a fan or frond of tail feathers (as Beipiaosaurus also has a pygostyle but its tail feathers don't form a fan), but given what we know of other oviraptorosaurs, this isn't unlikely.

-Psittacosaurus (2002): Bristle-shaped filaments on the top of the tail. May or may not actually be homologous with true feathers, but the discovery of Tianyulong and Kulindadromeus suggests that homology is not implausible.

-Yixianosaurus (2003): Pennaceous feathers on forelimbs preserved. This restoration is very speculative, because this taxon is only known from its forelimbs.

-Dilong (2004): Plumulaceous feathers on tail and behind jaw preserved.

-Jinfengopteryx (2005): Pennaceous feathers preserved everywhere except feet.

-Juravenator (2006): Initial inspection only found preserved scales, but subsequent studies showed that simple feathers were also preserved on the tail.

-Sinocalliopteryx (2007): Long plumulaceous feathers preserved on the hips, tail, and hind limbs.

-Velociraptor (2007): Quill knobs indicate attachment points for wing feathers.

-Similicaudipteryx (2008): A pygostyle-shaped structure on the end of the tail suggested a tail frond. This was confirmed by subsequent specimens that preserved pennaceous feathers on the wings, body, and tail. A juvenile specimen may show ontogenetic change in feather morphology or molting.

-Tianyulong (2009): Bristle-shaped structures preserved along the back and tail. Undescribed specimens suggest shorter fuzz elsewhere as well. A highly sensational discovery, as this represented an ornithischian dinosaur with what appeared to be feather homologues (whereas the case of Psittacosaurus was more equivocal).

-Anchiornis (2009): Pennaceous feathers preserved everywhere. Period. (Okay, not the very tip of the snout.) Melanosome analysis suggests that plumage color may have been black and white with a rufous crown.

-Yutyrannus (2012): Plumulaceous feathers on neck, tail, forelimbs, hips, and hind limbs preserved. The largest dinosaur preserved with feathers to date.

-Dromiceiomimus (2012): Plumulaceous feathers on body, neck, forelimbs, and legs preserved. Carbonized traces on the forelimbs of an adult specimen suggest that adults may have had wings.

-Sciurumimus (2012): Long, simple feathers on body and tail preserved.

-Ningyuansaurus (2012): Feathers on neck and tail preserved. Unfortunately, the photos provided in the paper are of rather poor quality.

-Jianchangosaurus (2013): Small patch of feathers (including bristle-shaped monofilaments) on neck preserved.

-Eosinopteryx (2013): Plumulaceous/simple pennaceous feathers preserved almost everywhere except feet.

-Aurornis (2013): Patches of feathers on neck, body, and tail preserved.

-Conchoraptor (2014): Pygostyle-shaped structure interpreted as attachment for a tail frond.

-Deinocheirus (2014): Pygostyle-shaped structure interpreted as attachment for a tail frond. Some skepticism exists about whether this structure can really be interpreted as functionally analogous to a pygostyle. The largest dinosaur preserved with evidence of feathers to date (albeit equivocal).

-Citipati (2014): Pygostyle-shaped structure interpreted as attachment for a tail frond.

-Changyuraptor (2014): Pennaceous feathers on neck, forelimbs, body, and especially hind limbs and tail preserved. The tail feathers include the longest known feathers of any Mesozoic dinosaur.

-Kulindadromeus (2014): Filamentous integument on body and limbs preserved. Some of these resemble the feathers of coelurosaurs, but others have morphologies yet unknown in any other dinosaur, including multiple filaments arising from a basal plate.

-Anzu (2014): Pygostyle-shaped structure interpreted as attachment for a tail frond. Its description paper does not make this connection directly, but I had little excuse to exclude it while including other oviraptorosaurs that preserve the same type of evidence. In addition, I have attended a lecture by Hans Sues (one of the describers) in which he draws the correlation more explicitly.
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Possible evolution of feather distribution and feather types based on current knowledge, counter clockwise from bottom left (not to scale):
Whatever-Juravenator-and-Sciurumimus-are grade (represented by Juravenator starki) - Scales on tail and hindlimbs. Protofeathers or plumulaceous feathers on at least the top edge of the tail and probably much of the body. (A lot of the fossilized feathers formerly assumed to be "protofeathers" are probably more advanced than they look. Studies on the effect of crushing on bird carcasses show that, when crushed, the pennaceous body feathers of modern bird resemble the supposed "protofeathers" of basal coelurosaurs. So the "protofeathers" in basal coelurosaurs are likely at least plumulaceous feathers in reality, while those reported in more derived taxa are almost certainly true pennaceous feathers.)

I know, many suggest that feathers originated at the base of Dinosauria due to the presence of feather-like integument in certain ornithischians, but even if the fuzz of heterodontosaurids and theropods are homologous, we do not know enough about the feathers (if present) of taxa outside of whatever the least inclusive clade including both Juravenator/Sciurumimus and maniraptors is (possibly Coelurosauria, possibly Orionides if Sciurumimus and Juravenator are megalosauroids) to say much on the subject. (There's another non-coelurosaur theropod that's said to preserve evidence of feathering on the arms in the form of quill knobs, Concavenator corcovatus, but this is dubious. The "quill knobs" are on the "wrong" side of the ulna, are irregularly spaced, and appear to match an intermuscular line that's present in crocodilians, so they might be for muscle attachment instead.)

Compsognathid (and lots-of-basal-coelurosaurs-that-might-be-compsognathids) grade (represented by Sinocalliopteryx gigas) - Protofeathers or plumulaceous feathers on tail, torso, forelimbs, and legs, extending onto the foot in at least Sinocalliopteryx. Integument on underparts and snout unknown. Like Juravenator, Compsognathus longipes had scales on at least part of its tail, but this is not known in other taxa from this grade. Maybe they had scales on the sides and underside of the tail with feathers on the dorsal surface, but these feathers were so long that they would cover up the scales in life. One undescribed taxon appears to have some EBFFs, long bristle-like feathers. However, it's not unlikely that some taxa currently grouped in Compsognathidae are not actually compsognathids. There's a paper in the works (or so I've read) that suggests there's only one other known taxon (besides Compsognathus itself) that belongs in Compsognathidae proper, while other "compsognathids" are scattered elsewhere around Coelurosauria or even Tetanurae. So watch this space.

Tyrannosauroid grade (represented by Dilong paradoxus, with inferences from Yutyrannus huali) - Phylogenetic bracketing isn't a lot of help here. Full-body preservation of tyrannosauroid integument is unknown, and a lot of the little bits and pieces we have are still unpublished. Dilong preserves protofeathers or plumulaceous feathers on the dorsal surface of the tail and behind the jaw, while Yutyrannus preserves them on the tail, neck, forelimbs, and feet. Some of the feathers preserved in Yutyrannus and an undescribed tyrannosauroid may be EBFFs. Tyrannosaurid skin impressions from at least the underside of the tail and feet show scales, and patches of naked skin (with very fine scales) are reportedly known (but unpublished) in at least Gorgosaurus libratus and possibly others. It might be worthy to note that some have suggested Dilong paradoxus might not actually be a tyrannosauroid, but most other analyses don't support this so I'll let it slide for now. As you can see, basal coelurosaur phylogeny is still very, very messy.

Therizinosaur grade (represented by Beipiaosaurus inexpectus) - EBFFs and protofeathers or plumulaceous feathers on the neck, legs, and tail. Long protofeathers or plumulaceous feathers on the arms. Face probably mostly naked at least in Bepiaosaurus. Integument elsewhere unknown. Here restored as being fully fuzzy except for the toes based on more derived maniraptors.

Ornithomimosaurs appear to have been similar in distribution and structure of feathers. Feather markings on the forelimb bones of Dromiceimimus brevitertius suggest pennibrachiae (wings) may have been present in the adults, possibly (but not certainly) formed by pennaceous feathers.

Oviraptorosaur grade (represented by Similicaudipteryx yixianensis) - Symmetrical pennaceous feathers all over the body, particularly on the wings and tip of the tail, scales or naked pads possibly present on the fingers, naked on the tip of the upper jaw and beaked on the lower (ceanagnathoids have beaks on both jaws). Usually had primaries and secondaries as adults, except for Caudipteryx zoui, which only had primaries. Juveniles lacked secondaries.

Deinonychosaur and assorted-basal-paravians grade (represented by Microraptor zhaoianus) - Pennaceous feathers all over the body, particularly on the wings, tail, and feet. The tip of the snout was naked. Juveniles had fluffy down instead of fully developed wing feathers. Feathering on the legs variable, often covering at least the metetarsals, with some taxa going down further, sometimes covering even the toes. Taxa without feathers on toes had scales there. Wing feathers asymmetrical in flying taxa, symmetrical in flightless (or near-flightless) ones. Fully flightless taxa had degraded feathers that didn't form a closed vane, similar to the feathers of many modern flightless birds such as struthioniforms. At least one taxon (Microraptor zhaoianus) had feathers on the thumb, akin to an alula. Microraptor also preserves a pair of streamer-like tail feathers in the middle of its tail fan. A feathered crest may have been present in Anchiornis huxleyi, but the one thought to be preserved in Microraptor has been shown to be an artefact caused by crushing. Long pennaceous feathers on tail restricted to the tip in some taxa, present along the entire length in others.

Confuciusornithid grade (represented by Confuciusornis sanctus) - Had primaries and secondaries, naked fingers, and pennaceous feathers all over body. Retained long leg feathers, though not as exaggerated as in more basal paravians. It is unknown if tertials were present. Confuciusornithids had beaked snouts, but these evolved independently from those of modern birds. Some specimens (probably males) had a pair of long ribbon-shaped tail feathers.

Enantiornithine grade (represented by Shanweiniao cooperorum) - Had pennaceous feathers all over body, usually including the snout (which is beaked, half beaked or naked in some taxa). Also had alulas, which more basal maniraptors usually lacked. At least some retained long leg feathers, though not as exaggerated as in more basal paravians. Most didn't have a tail fan, but either had no long retrices at all or a pair of ribbon-shaped tail feathers similar to that of confuciusornithids, though generally not as long. Shanweiniao cooperorum is known to have had a "tail fan" (different from the tail fans of ornithurines), with at least four ribbon tail feathers instead of two.

Euornithines (represented by Passer domesticus) - Pennaceous feathers all over body, except the beaked snout in neornithines and usually scaly feet. The feathering of the legs is variable, however, and ranges from mostly naked to fully feathered. Loss of long leg feathers. Have primaries, secondaries, tertials, alulas, and tail fans.

I have not included the scansoriopterygids, although they do preserve some integument. Only two scansor taxa are known so far. One, Scansoriopteryx heilmanni, had scales underneath its long tail (but I've seen it suggested that these scales are actually from the legs) with downy feathers on the wings, body, and tail. (It's a juvenile, so its adult feathers are unknown.) The other, Epidexipteryx hui, had long ribbon-like tail feathers on its short tail and some pennaceous feathers on the body, but doesn't appear to preserve any wing feathers. Some say that Epidexipteryx might actually be the adult form of Scansoriopteryx, with the tail shortening as the animal reaches maturity. (This isn't as far fetched as it sounds, as the juveniles of some Mesozoic birds, such as confuciusornithids, had longer tails than the adults.) With all these uncertainties, it's difficult to figure out how the integument of scansors were arranged and their exact placement in the coelurosaur tree.
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Another stab at a fan art print. Done with sketches, then Illustrator, finished in Photoshop. It took a while to do, but I think it was worth it. Being used to drawing humans only, I was pleasantly surprised at how fun these characters were to draw.
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