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Page 80, Another milestone Two Thumbs Up  Back to the main storyline - and back to Spike's backstory.

(Following is one more page taking place in the Mental World left before the action shifts back to the Vault for the final battle.)


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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the writing here.  It's both wise and emotional.  That is writing at its purest.  It not only helps you understand, but it touches your soul.

To hear the dragon tell Spike this story, about how the mother saved her egg at the cost of her life, and how she lived on in the Crystal Heart.  It was very moving, dSana.  Has it been sitting in your imagination for a long time?

Very good use of black and white to tell this story.  I can practically feel the frigid wind blowing across the page.

As for the alicorns at the end. . . .  It's hard to know whether to approve of their actions or not.  But then . . . would Twilight and Spike have grown so close otherwise?  We may never know, and that may very well be the point.
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
Imperial powers are all the same in the end. They take things. And they say it's because they need them for strategic reasons, or because only they are fit to take care of those things, or because they deserve them. And probably they believe what they say. But in the end, they just do it because they can.
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Ania626 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it comiks abaut episode 1 & 2 from last season of mlp? XD
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justafan123413 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
nope. This is a just a fan-comic. Although at times, you would sometimes wish that they were used in actual episodes.
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TheAngelux22 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Student General Artist
:o
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Solarfldsmtfr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  New Deviant
This page is amazing!
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
"The dragoness who laid this egg perished in a great blizzard"

So Spike's mother is dead, then. :(

"Her only remaining son..."

But he has a LONG LOST BROTHER??? :)
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, when it happened, Spike wasn't born yet :)
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EMositeCC Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Can I just say how beautiful this whole page is? Cuz GLOB ITS GORGEOUS.

Also, i love this backstory!!
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank youuuu *^.^*
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JadeMuseBrony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Orgins! Although, if this is Spike's true parent, won't he not want to leave his space?
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean stay where he is?
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:iconjademusebrony:
JadeMuseBrony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Yes. If this is the only way to connect with the heart, his true mother, wouldn't he not want to leave the dream thing he's in?
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dSana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She may be his biological mother, but Spike was never longing for her - it was always about Twilight, the other mother he knows and loves :)
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist
BACKSTORY
Trope: "And That Little Girl Was Me"
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
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Siluntwolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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Little-Hellion-Fever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Origins!!
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evil-minccino-975 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
I'm pretty sure that shaodwy dragon is spike's biological mother/the crystal heart itself
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eliander Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
The reasons are unknown but the actions are undoubted
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ScarletDawnset Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This just keeps getting heavier. Looks like there's hope, and an explanation for all that's happened. Great work, as always
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Archemios Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Ah, this is a lot less darker than the-

Wait a tick, Celestia and Luna found him? Which means Spike is arguably over 1,000 years old?
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dSana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His egg is, yep :)
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Spike and Twilight is going to need to have a long talk with those two later
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CharissahPechardo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Finally, I just read the whole thing yesterday and i thougt this was an unfinished comic!!! 😅 AHHHHH I FREAKING LOVE THISSS ❤
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dSana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D It's definitely still going!
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NintenCano Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
First of all, congratulations for another Milestone, The Shadow Shard!
Yay!
m.youtube.com/watch?v=6AI1vyRV…

Anyway...

It is said that a loving mother would do anything to protect her baby, even risking her own life...

That was a good exposition and revelation.
Thank you "mysterious dragon".
I wonder if her design was based on what we saw in the episode "Father Knows Beast".
(I love that episode)

I think Spike will have many questions after this, but it's not important at this moment.
The most important thing now is knowing how to get out.
Twilight is waiting for you Spike.

Music for today's page
 m.youtube.com/watch?v=a-u6JUBc…

or this one
 m.youtube.com/watch?v=R7thQA5v…

Many thanks for your efforts, dSana.
Your writing and art style never cease to impress me :)
Goodbye!
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jppiper Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
good to see someone else who didn't hate it just because they didn't answer anything about spike's past
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
That design is older then that episode, they had have it for at least season 2 if not longer. There was a plan for an episode about Spike meeting a dragoness he thought was his mother but it never got off the ground
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:iconjarkes:
Jarkes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Wait, really? News to me.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
That not surprising, like I said it I don't think they did anything past the idea and design with it
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Where did you learn this?
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
I don't really remember to well, it was from other fans which led to a Equestriadaily article about it and some other scrapped ideas. It was the only one that recall mostly because it was the only one with any character development in it. There could be something on it in the wiki
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dSana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know about it. Would love to know the reason it was scrapped although I can pretty much guess. Making such episode would suggest that Spike was somehow missing a mother while he clearly has a mother figure all his life. Turning it into missing dad figure was more logical with Spike's experiences and needs.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Actually they never said if it was or wasn't going to be Spike real mother or not. Probably because they never got that far, as for the reason well there were rumors that this was plan as a way to write out Spike as he didn't have too many fans back then and even some of the staff was said not to like him at that point. But that is just a rumor and I don't think they ever give a reason
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly think the part of writing Spike off was just a rumor. 
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:icongoldandsliverdragon:
GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Probably but you never know
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Show runner's personal opinions don't influence Hasbro's marketing decisions - as long as Spike episodes pushed the sales of his toys, what someone thought of him was irrelevant. From the leaked emails we know that the biggest problem was not Spike but AJ - and this is why she had to be totally rewamped in G5.
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
I still love how Smolder indicated that Sludge was a jackass even by dragon standards.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that was good :D
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lightning116 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Hmm.  Origin story time.
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eltigre221 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
BACKSTORY!!!
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Xmen1991 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Well, that happened...
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AsherTye Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Chilling.
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RupertBlueFox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp! Talk about revealing! *bites nails in anticipation*
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This-is-amazing-work Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Spike, after this. You and the Alicorn sisters are going to have a long talk.
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ilvbrownies Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
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ShadowDragonKing9 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Student General Artist
Well, fanfic or not, it's certainly relieving to at least have a glimpse of Spike's backstory, whether or not the writers care in Season 9.
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AplReach Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Student General Artist
Please don't tell me that's Spike's true mother. The idea that Twilie has always been his only mom MUST PREVAIL!
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