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For a Change

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New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 16: The Times They Are a Changeling
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

This was quite the interesting episode. A subject that might've been too deep to fully cover in one episode, and is rather more suited for a longer strung series of episodes. But it's nice to touch upon the idea of the changelings again. Besides that they showed some more about them as well, what they can change into or not, more specifically.

It's interesting to think about a single changeling being different, and what that means for all the others as well. How different is he, how exceptional is Thorax? Is he a mutation on the changeling, or a more common possibility. Maybe secretly all rocks are changeling all along. What would that mean for Maud and her pet rock?!

But the underlying topic can also be a serious or sensitive one. Being judged for the actions of others. Trying to prove your innocence, instead of being considered so in the first place. Although the ending, everyone did seem a bit cheerful all the sudden. Then again, two princesses and Spike the brave did vouch for him...

Artwise, today, though... I wasn't feeling it, sadface. So I derped more than usual, simplified the scene, and then realised I might've just gone with a different complex rather than simplifying it haha. So I ended up with this little bugger.

Anyhow, hope y'all still enjoy! I haven't been doing that well lately, this might slightly show that, but I hope it's still passable.


Approx time: 5-6 hours?
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For a Change [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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CyberChangeling's avatar
I just want to hug Thorax!!! :)
Jioseph-superfan63's avatar
He is too cute and adorable!

I just want to hug this little PonyBug and make him happy letting he have all the love that he want!
I want to give him a nice long hug, despite the sticky mess. 
KioskOfSquids's avatar
GGAAAAH!!! HE'S SO CUTE
alexwarlorn's avatar
Can I please use this as a fanfic cover? I promise to give you credit and a link back here. 
verdigry's avatar
Who would of guessed that he would become the king some day.
phantomlife20042016's avatar
Warning: spoilers, sort of but don't read if you haven't seen Times are a changeling and the season 6 finale.


I may not be following the serise anymore but I know for a fact that I freakin' loved Thorax. I just wish there were more episodes dedicated to his character development that showed the process of how sharing love changed him. They could've easily expanded his character but instead the episodes were more focused on characters that had plenty of spotlight. Now to be fair, I haven't watched every episode since Slice of life but the internet tells me Thorax only appeared in those three episodes. I wish they did more in the canon.

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Luckysweep's avatar
A scared child is all one needs to gain the desire to hug and comfort.
HaidarTheKnight54's avatar
Agreed and I feel like I should be the one two applied that hug.
Riquis101's avatar
The textures are magnificent.
ChrysCorps's avatar
I'm..... I'm not crying.
BB-K's avatar
Out of all of them, this one is friendly.
CityUmberon145's avatar
Aww~ gross....but cute ^^
Arceusfish's avatar
I love this! You drew the changeling very well and made him so cute
ArtMama113's avatar
He was such a sweetheart.💜

Fantastic work!
HZ-Blaze's avatar
How much time do you spend on an artwork?
Pomalong's avatar
I simply can 't handle how cute this is! I need to hug that changeling babbu! <3
Startoucher's avatar
I love Thorax so muuuuuch. Such a cutie!
PonyStemCell's avatar
Even in the episode itself those changeling-maggots were highly adorable. And this depiction even more so. Well done!
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Bubblegumdove's avatar
Must hug this bug. MUST.
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