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Here There Be Sirens

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Twilight:  "If the Sirens had their way, they would have divided and conquered all of Equestria.  But a certain Starswirl the Bearded wasn't having it.  Rumor has it, he found a way to banish them to another world... one where he believed their magic power would be lost..."

Applejack:  "But Starswirl must have sent them there ages ago... how come they're just surfacing now?"

I don't really ever expect them to actually tackle the chore of making sense of the Equestria Girls timeline in any real fashion.  Trying to reconcile human Celestia and Luna and matching them up with seemingly immortal ponies who have been around for millennia in an alternate dimension is a massive headache.  The easiest way to explain it would likely be to involve Discord in the creation of the mirror and the world beyond it, allowing you to just shrug and say "Don't need to explain it... it's just Chaos" whenever the question of how all characters entering the mirror end up existing in the same time and at whatever age fits the story.

That said, I still liked the open-ended question that was posed in "Rainbow Rocks"...  They don't even attempt to suggest an answer to it in the film.  But there's certainly fun to be had in imagining that the Sirens have been hanging out in the human world for centuries, doing their thing, forming the basis for all sorts of legends as their magic slowly dries up and leaves them relatively powerless by the time that the present day roles around.  

Or maybe I just wanted to draw evil, pirate versions of the little mermaid as a change of pace.  You can never have too many pirate mermaids.
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schorpioen007's avatar
BrightBulb13's avatar

why do I now think those three should also be able to transform into mermaids and humans

Godzilla278's avatar
Evil great picture
dksponge13's avatar
This is out of curiosity; Twi just said that Starswirl was the one who sent the sirens to the human world, right? Does she mean the ENTIRE species or just these three? 😐
harwicks-art's avatar
The implication is just these three.  There was a comic special that dealt with that event, as well as another comic that had a different siren in Ponyville.  The film didn't really deal with whether any other sirens existed, however.
zemolee's avatar
wow, really awesome job x
Poliainas's avatar
this is amazing{1!!! full of details!
Hammerhead333's avatar
Very BeautifulHeart 
tipsyGnostalgics's avatar
is it just me or are you basing all these pirate drawings of scenes from pirates of the carribean, specifically the black pearl?
DarthWill3's avatar
LightReading2's avatar
it kind of funny I came across an image from ADVENTURE ISLE at Disneyland Paris and the back ground behind the mermaid look almost identical. the image was BEN GUNN CAVE with a sign to DAVEY JONES LOCKER and SPYGLASS HILL.
LightReading2's avatar
disney pirates of caribbean mermaid theme
DarthOkarin's avatar
Pirate Sirens. Awesome. :D
Khialat's avatar
They look AMAZING :heart:
victortky's avatar
Very amazing colours and details! You have definitely made them look dangerous and evil! XD I love the expressions and the body posture!
Maverickwolfzx's avatar
I totally hypnotized and still are not singing.
harwicks-art's avatar
It's hardly sporting of them.
gxfan537's avatar
Very beautiful artwork. I can imagine the pirates meeting them.

Tune Flame: Captain Allegro Daze! We found something!
Allegro Daze: Where?
Trio Darkle: Off the starboard bow!
Allegro Daze: *looks through his telescope to see siren mermaids* Oh, my.<3
harwicks-art's avatar
I'm afraid that I can only read that last line in George Takei's voice.  Still, I enjoyed it!
EagleSpartan888's avatar
Very interesting design for them! Nice work! Love the details in the picture! 
harwicks-art's avatar
They were fun to design as mermaids, so I'm glad that came through!
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