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Shining Armor

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This is one of the few pieces of work I had scanned in before sending my computer off for repairs, so I at least have a couple of things to upload until it gets back in my possession. Until then... have some Shining Armor!

This was a doodle I decided to fix up and color to make it pretty so I'd have another possible print item with Shiny featured on it. This may be a sticker or perhaps a keychain, but we'll see what I do with it. And suggestions are welcome though. :3

Anyway, just 'cause I headcanon everything, I do believe I'll go ahead and say some headcanon here. For those of you who don't know, this is how I personally see Shining Armor in my headcanon; he has a few battle scars and he has a thick beard. Sometimes he completely shaves it off (usually when he's about to be deployed for duty) but a lot of the time he just lets it grow and keeps it well kempt so it won't get out of control. Same with his mane; often he cuts it shorter due to his status as a soldier, but every now and then he'll allow it to grow out. Cadance really digs his mane when it's long; it makes him look like a rockstar. xD

As for Shining Armor himself, he was once the Captain of the Royal Guard but he has since given that title up due to his move to the Crystal Empire with his wife. Due to Cadance being crowned the Queen of the Crystal Empire and Shiny being married to her, he in proxy is technically the King of the Crystal Empire as well.

What's unusual about Shining Armor is the fact that his horn is very slightly curved. Now, a curved horn is typically an alicorn-exclusive trait, however unicorns CAN get curves in their horns although they're no where near as prominent as a alicorn horn. The very slight curve of the horn is a very rare and recessive trait that a unicorn can possibly carry, but both parents must have the trait in order for their offspring to possibly be born with the slight curve to the horn. Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle both inherited this curve whereas neither parent has curved horns themselves.

Aaaaand... yep. So some quick headcanon for ya. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. :3
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yuseixakizadude's avatar
You should write a fabric about how shining armor got his battle scars
ItalianAssassin77's avatar
Okay. Shining Armor with a beard. One of my favorite ponies with facial hair. This is amazing. I have such a thing for beards.
Earthsong9405's avatar
Lol, Shiny can really rock a beard. xD
JARK-585's avatar
Cool drawing! ;)

Also, what gave him the scars? 
Earthsong9405's avatar
Thanks! As for the scars, I'd say he received the ones on his face at the same time (he has more on his body) so the ones you can see here was inflicted years ago, when Equestrian troops were sent to Griffonia to aid them in a sorta-kinda war against an unnamed nation (gotta figure out said nation first). It was his first deployment as a soldier, and an enemy pony soldier slashed his face with some clawed gauntlets. O:
JARK-585's avatar
You are welcome ;)

OK...Sounds...deadly O.O

BTWs, are you a fan of MLP? ;P
Earthsong9405's avatar
I am indeed a fan. How in the whole wide world did you possibly guess that? O.O
JARK-585's avatar
I see...I am an intelligent unicorn, that's how ;P

(Also, you like Shining Armor, so.... :XD: )
I totally support this headcanon.
He looks like a badass.
Golden-Risuto's avatar
It'd be great if Shining in the future get a beard :D
Earthsong9405's avatar
It'd be kinda cool to see, that's for sure! :3
Unkownbrony52's avatar
That is a brilliant beard. I love it. Great job.
Earthsong9405's avatar
Thanks so much! ^.^
Unkownbrony52's avatar
No problem. Kinda reminds me of Dom's in gears of wars.
ahyuncandy's avatar
the beard hahahaha-wait why do i feel like im rainbow right now?
soloquieroamigos's avatar
how can i lovea horrrrrsee DD:!!!
Earthsong9405's avatar
He's a smexy, very human-like neigh. o3o
soloquieroamigos's avatar
a hoOoOOoOrrsEeeEeee *^*!
Ember-the-sandwing's avatar
I love the expresssion on his face!!! Oh and beautiful beard there!!!
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