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An Old Family Squabble

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This one is still rough around the edges, but I wanted to at least get something posted in honor of the Summer Solstice and Princess Celestia.  The most regal of Princesses needs more representation, and I took it as an excuse to up her to a more armored look as befits a warrior Princess who protected Equestria alone for a 1000 years (not that she apparently needed any platemail.  She did all of her flank-kicking on the show in shiny little princess shoes.)

At this point, I'm really hoping that Celestia gets a good showing in the upcoming movie, as it seems unlikely that they have an episode planned for her this season on the regular show.  Really, they have to know that there's a great deal of interest in the elder Princess's backstory, and the movie seems like a good opportunity to get into it to some degree, while also offering a chance to give new audiences a taste of the show's mythology.  I'm hoping there will eventually be some episodes dedicated to her in the present as well, as she has been so underutilized over the years.  There are so many fun and intriguing story possibilities with her... it would be a shame if they only ever got explored in fan works.
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Alexey5421Student Digital Artist
Berfect and Draming Art.
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The episodes that do focus on her seem to make her far too goofy. She can have fun of course but I mainly want to see her being a strong and intelligent leader. She has been the ruler of equestria for millennia and I want an episode showing that she can be awesome if giving the chance.
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twidashfan1234Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey,harwick-art do you take requests,commissions or art trades? if you do,then i was wondering if you can draw my mlp oc/ponysona a.k.a firefly solstice?also do i have to pay you points or anything?here's my mlp oc/ponysona reference sheet.
   Mlp Me reference sheet by twidashfan1234
and here's my mlp oc/ponysona with different armor.
Mlp Me With Armor by twidashfan1234
Mlp Me with red armor and a sword by twidashfan1234
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I love how Celestia's armour looks. I would like to see how it looks with Celestia just standing, rather than rearing, to see better how it fits her quadruped frame. Random, I know.

I sadly doubt that Celestia will get any attention in the film, outside of needing saving, if we are lucky. I have always loved Celestia far more than Luna (though it's more the Luna fanbase than Luna herself that is the problem, though I do have my problems with the character and how much she is favoured in the show and comics while Celestia is constantly shafted) and still hold out hope for a Celestia episode.
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I actually do not want a Celestia episode. I feel Celestia functions better as support than as the focus. It's often when Celestia get's focused on as a character herself that she appears weakest.

I would like one where ponies have been hurt on a large scale and Celestia shows off her power and rage. That she can be terrifyingly powerful and will not show mercy towards those that hurt her precious ponies.
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This looks amazing 
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AMAZING TEACH ME YOUR WAYS XD
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cool btw can we do watch4watch?
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The Sun and Moon in the background is an amazing addition. :D
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Chance-The-KHAOTISHobbyist Digital Artist
this is very beautiful I love the colors and the tones  and the effects are so epic , Love the shimmer on the armor  . Amazing job Clap 
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JoakahaHobbyist General Artist
:clap: ^^
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Now that is badass!
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All this over who really ate that last piece of cake. . .
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War!
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ABrightSideHobbyist Writer
Celestia in full armor looks awesome.
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Pojo-sanHobbyist Writer
Princess Celestia Mad Emoticon. Speech Bubble Black Left Side Luna please! There is no need for this! I don't want want to fight you!
Princess Luna (Cereal as well) Plz  Speech Bubble Black Left Side No! You have taken everything from me and I will have revenge!
Princess Celestia Mad Emoticon. Speech Bubble Black Left Side It was just of piece of cake!
Luna White White Eyes You Have (Princess Luna) Speech Bubble Black Left Side It had my name on it!
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GhostQueen1312Hobbyist General Artist
XDDD
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Thanks for using my Emoticon. :)
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Pojo-sanHobbyist Writer
Pony emoticons of Celestia are hard to find, so thanks for making it. Some Luna ones would be cool too ;)
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U're welcome. :D I'll think about it. ;)
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BeautifulClap 
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