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One for All...

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As always, I encourage you to click the image above for the full size version.

Yes, I admit it... these particular pretty ponies are posed like people, purposefully not portraying proper pony posture. And frankly, I do not fully approve. However, for some reason I got it into my mind to draw up some pony Musketeers and just became enamored of the idea of how these particular ponies matched up to the classic characters.

About halfway through I realized that I could have gone with an all-pegasi cast and, due to hovering with their wings, could have had them in proper show poses while still upright and with forehooves free to wield a sword. I promptly told my brain to shut up, 'cause a show about talking ponies doesn't have to make sense 100% of the time, and I wasn't going to go back and change it at that point.

(But it's totally true... Pegasi are the only ponies who would be able to wield a sword. (Well, aside from Unicorns, but why would they bother?) And pony swords should totally have big hoof guards that they slide their legs into, rather than trying to hold them in their mouths. I guess poor Earth Ponies just need to wear heavy armor and trample opponents, while Unicorn weapons could be just about anything... they don't even need handles on 'em.)

It occurs to me as I type this that working on these images gives me far too much time to think about such things. I also note that Pinkie's hair gets progressively crazier each time I attempt it.

Eh... I'm surprisingly okay with both of these facts.
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Applejack: Only a fool would try and arrest us twice in one day.
Guard: You're under arrest.
Rainbow Dash & Pinkie: A Fool.
Guard: Are you coming peacefully or do you intend to resist?
Pinkie: Oh don't be so stupid, of course we intend to resist! Just give us a moment, all right?
Pinkie: Five of them, three of us. Hardly seems fair.
Rainbow Dash: Maybe we should give them a chance to surrender.
Twilight: Excuse me, but there's four of us.
Applejack: It's not your fight. You're not a Musketeer.
Twilight: I may not wear the tunic, but I believe I have the heart of a Musketeer.
Pinkie: Warrior!
Rainbow Dash: Poet!
Applejack: You got a name, Unicorn?
Twilight: Twilight Sparkle.
Applejack: Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash.
Pinkie: Pleased to meet you again.
Rainbow Dash: Pleasure.
Pinkie: Everyone acquainted?
*turns and draws swords*
Pinkie: NOW, we are prepared to resist you!
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ItinerantDjuradhanHobbyist Traditional Artist
I slowly applaud that marvelous reference.
Rattler20200's avatar
My favorite version of Three Musketeers.
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VL32Student General Artist
Pinkie: Champagne?

Applejack: We’re in the middle of a chase, Pinkie.

Pinkie: You’re right, something red!
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Pinkie: Rochefort. Isn't that a smelly kind of cheese?
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pinkies getting drunk again
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Twilight Outfit <3
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Twilight - d'Artagnan
Pinkie - Porthos 
Rainbow - Aramis
Applejack - Athos
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andrewtodaroProfessional Artisan Crafter
Nice! So in this world Princess Celestia is their King Louis XIV. How fitting, since King Louis XIV reffered to himself as "The Sun King" whereas Celestia is the "Sun princess.":) (Smile) 
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This is absolutely amazing, don't know how I haven't seen it before but I completely love it. Definitely one of my all time favourites, thanks for this
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Heh, this drawing is more than 2 years old - and I still shout "...and all for one!", try to clink my glass with Pinkie and download picture again every time I see it.
Seriously, really like it. Awesome interpretation for awesome friends.
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VampiiSugarHobbyist Artist
I got this poster in my room XD
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Taking a wild guess here...

Rainbow Dash is Charlie Sheen...
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ZacBucklinHobbyist Filmographer
Impressive work my friend.
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AdelyornHobbyist Writer
 The three dragoons.
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I see what you did there
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BUllyKiller113Hobbyist General Artist
That is too freak'n epic!
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Imortal-NightHobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect, just perfect!

Pinkie at a party : "God I love my work!"
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Painblow Mash, Grapplehack, Tryfight Sparring and Drinkie Pie
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I want to marry this comment and have its babies.
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DowlphinHobbyist General Artist
If it was possible to edit dA comments, I might have made that Painblow Slash/Bash and Drinkie Dry
Damn! Sometimes I just have too many puns to fit them all in.
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LaughingJack2203Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie stop drinking!
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