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Shining, Cadence and Flurry Heart Character Study
Because if there's any three ponies who deserve more love (Especially after what the original fic series has done to them), Legendbringers Deconstruction/Reconstruction brings us the tale of love and familial joy in the Crystal Empire.

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(Left) What Is Worth Fighting For?
When Conquest brings about the return of Sombra (Or at least what may be Sombra), Shining Armour, Fratello and Thorax muster the defences of the Crystal Empire and the Equestrian Alliance and holds the line. Cadence, meanwhile, utilises a power greater than force of arms. The question. The question all things hold in their hearts in times of battle.
Why are we fighting?
With a spectacular show of magic and light, the battlefield is transfixed. Invader and defender let their weapons clatter to the ground, Sombra is left without henchbeasts and the Crystal Empire is saved through the Magic of Love, Friendship and Harmony, the principal tenants of Equestria.

(Top-Left) I Will Not Become You
The arrival of the Dark King upon Equestria is met not by Starfleet or the Knights of Harmony but by Shining Armour. Through his friend's advice he has reached a dreadful conclusion. Dark King is Shining Armour, or at least what he will become.
His wife hounded by unrelenting torment, his child ripped from the world of the living, every waking moment a torture inflicted by some vile, spiteful force...It does things to a stallion.
Removing his mask and showing his old face to his younger self, Dark King warns Shining Armour that the change will be inevitable and he will want nothing more than vengeance, plunging United Equestria into darkness, slaying Starfleet and their masters with burning hatred over an endless cycle. The very hatred that brought Conquest.
Shining listens, learns...and refuses.
He refuses there and then to do what Dark King did and give into hatred. Even if he lost his sister, his child, his wife and his slightest chance of happiness in life, he would not give into hatred and become a monster like Dark King.
For the simple reason that it wouldn't be what Cadence and Twilight would have wanted.
The revelation leaves a very different mark upon Dark King. Knowing this Shining Armour was better than he could have been, Dark King, whether a mocking hallucination or a look into a grim future, exists no more.

(Top-Right) Against The Odds
How Cadence finds herself surrounded by Windigoes on the peak of childbirth is a mystery but fate certainly seems bleak. All she knows is that somehow, for whatever awful reason, some terrible unseen entity doesn't want her to be happy.
But others do.
Shining Armour appears, clad in the crystal armour, protecting him and those he loves from the negative energies the windigoes thrive on. While her husband fights, Cadence is waited upon by Sunburst and Starlight Glimmer who precariously assist the birthing.
Nopony said it would be easy...or clean

(Right) Welcome to Equestria, Princess Flurry Heart
After a most arduous event, Cadence successfully gives birth. The day is won and Shining Armour and Mi Amore Cadenza behold their child opening her eyes to the world for the very first time.
If the two have ever been truly happy, it is there and then.
His sister still (As far as anypony knows) deceased, Shining Armour tells Flurry Heart of her wisdom, courage and compassion that saved Equestria on many occasions, wishing endlessly that she were there for her new niece. Numerous shrines around the crystal empire commemorate her memory and Shining takes Flurry to each one.

(Bottom-Right) Love Conquers All
Soon after Grand Ruler's death, the Crystal Empire is stage to an attempted assassination of the royal family.
Heartstrings, an envy-driven rival of Cadence's love who had relentlessly stalked and spied on the young princess in her youth, abducts Flurry Heart and Shining Armour, taking them to a secret site where he along with various others, believing that the Magic of Friendship 'failed' them, attempt to resurrect Grand Ruler Celesto by sacrificing the baby alicorn.
Cadence appears and clears the way with breathtaking force, saving her husband and daughter from a gruesome end. She is then attacked by Celesto's wraith, an embodiment of his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. The wraith wishes to harm Cadence chiefly of all, believing she is to blame for his wife turning on him and for the fact that the infant princess Celestia, back during Titan's rule, never fell in love with him as was his desire.
Cadence retorts and declares that Celesto's failings are of his own design, that he has never truly loved anpony, only manipulated, abused and treated others as tools for his own petty fantasies, and that, worst of all, he does not know how to truly love nor wants to know.
Cracked by her words and banished by her power, Celesto's intended return in the Crystal Empire is thwarted and Shining, Cadence and little Flurry Heart are safe from his spite once and for all.

(Bottom) BLSFF
Their feats in the terrible war pay off for the family as they travel fast to Ponyville to bear witness to a miracle.
Twilight Sparkle has returned exactly as according to her plan.
Her adored baby sister returned to him, Shining Armour lets his softer side go a bit.
Cadence meanwhile, joins the pride of her foalsitting-days a well-deserved dose of sunshine.
It is with giddy pride and joy that Twilight Sparkle learns she is an aunt and promises baby Flurry Heart as much fun time and happy memories as she is capable of giving her.
Strangely, it would seem Flurry Heart never truly believed Twilight was dead.
Alicorns work in mysterious ways.

(Bottom-Left) Best Aunt Ever
At Equestria's Victory Beach Party, Shining and Cadence take extra care of Flurry Heart and find themselves a little short of free time. Their baby, while by no means a burden, is certainly a hoof-full.
But their aunt is happily available and enjoys a moment of looking after her little niece.
This gives the parents the opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved privacy.

Very wide on description here but hey, it's a good story. Or so I hope.
I really quite enjoy colourful background characters. Variation is key when it comes to stuff like this. Each face tells a story.
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Artie Bristles Character Study
I'm back! I'm making the most of free time.
Here we are again with a Legendbringer Character Study of my favourite reformed Starfleet Member, Artie Bristles.

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(Left) The Price of Perfection (AKA: Shut The Buck Up, Rhymey!)
As the war turns against United Equestria, their peerless strengths now becoming their undoing, Artie Bristles takes issue with many of the choices made by the leadership of Grand Ruler Celesto, Lightning Dawn and Rhymey Ward. Never listened to and finding himself far more distant to his teammates than he thought, especially as they start dying, he becomes disillusioned with Starfleet. As Rhymey becomes more caustic, insulting and threatening the Bearers of Harmony that Artie comes to admire, the Warrior of Art decides to make his displeasure towards the poet known in more ways than one.

(Top-Left) A Different King of Teacher
Drowning his sorrows in milkshakes and smoothies at Sugarcube Corner, who should Artie Bristles encounter but the unshakeably chirpy and unfailingly optimistic Pinkie Pie. Fast becoming fascinated with how brightly she's able to make things seem, realisation hits Artie like sunlight. Deciding to learn with her, his mind opened to her more unorthodox, spontaneous way of defending oneself, he realises just how much he and Starfleet have gotten wrong these past years.

(Top) More Than Just A Warrior
Now possessed a very different kind of strength, Artie Bristles starts putting his skills to the test, fighting not as a subordinate but as an individual. The first among Starfleet to actually achieve much in the war, he starts to outshine even Lightning Dawn. When faced with the sinister Cyclopsis, Sombra's lieutenant who cuts down two rookies of Starfleet with ease, Artie defies orders to wait and attacks Cyclopsis with all he has, destroying his opponent in a blaze of colour and light.

(Top-Right) Muse
Pinkie's way of teaching astounds Artie. She points out mundane, almost obvious ideas and demands Artie not ask 'why' but 'why not'. New ways of fighting, travelling, investigating and many other things are demonstrated to the former Starfleet warrior. And for the first time, he knows why he's doing the right thing. Not to demonstrate Starfleet's superiority or to cleanse Equestria of evil but simply because it makes him happy and he'd others to be happy, however hard that might be.

(Right) An Artist's Tears
At Manehattan, Conquest appears in person to lead the onslaught. Artie and Pinkie fight side by side, the Bearer of Laughter being the first to actually cause Conquest pain, something he doesn't take lightly. Taking the savage fiery blow meant for Pinkie, Artie lies on the brink of death. As Pinkie clutches to him, tearfully begging him not to go, Artie brushes away her tears and asks that she never lose her smile.
Waking up later, he is able to make his recovery, Starfleet's remaining members saved through his efforts. Lightning Dawn, awed by his courage, defies Grand Ruler's command in removing Artie from Starfleet and instead hands in his own badge, beginning their relationship anew not as commander and subordinate but as one friend to another as they always should have been.

(Bottom-Right) In The Pink
To say Pinkie Pie is an exuberant character would be an understatement but it is this that Artie likes about her a great deal. How she is able to live life to the fullest, ready and excited for whatever comes her way and pulling everypony else through difficult times without asking for anything is something Artie Bristles finds magnificent to behold.
That being said, her tendency to bathe outside in the nude after frequent food fights is something he will have to get used to.

(Bottom) Welcome To The Family
As Artie and Pinkie's relationship blossoms, the bubbly pink pony can't wait to show him to her family. To Artie's discomfort they aren't quite as open as Pinkie about the prospect.
But after some deliberation, they conclude that Pinkie is a very good influence on the former-Starfleet member and give him their blessings...and their warning of what will happen if he breaks her heart.

(Bottom-Left) Sweet, Sweet Double-Entendre
At Equestria's beach party, the young artist finds a quiet spot in the shade to sketch the happy scene while his girlfriend takes a short break between the festivities to indulge her sweet tooth.
The image gives Artie...rather broad ideas.

Cyclopsis's armour is based off Cyclopsis/Dora Talos from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
The other one he's fighting is just some fallen Unicornicopian I gave a metal jaw to.
Call him Underbiter maybe? Lockjaw? Molar Munch?
Riding the Paintbrush is meant to be based off Sun Wukong. I'm surprised no-one has come up with it.
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  • Watching: Tomato Gaming GMOD
  • Drinking: Evening Cup of Tea
Sorry I've been inactive for so long. I've been trying to make my pre-major art project count enough that I'm not panicking from January 'til May on the real deal.
I hope to work on some stuff based on my Sanguo stuff and my Fimfic stuff later this month.
It's gonna' feel extra rewarding, I tell ya'.
  • Watching: New Tricks
  • Drinking: Hot Ribena
I am deeply honoured and over the proverbial moon to have a ponysona portrayal by the famously talented MLP Enthusiast and Fanbase Superstar, MustLoveFrogs!
Introducing Purple Patch. Canterlot Librarian and Historian.
COM: The Purple Historian by MustLoveFrogs
  • Drinking: Afternoon Cup Of Tea
This really is important. Anything you can do is highly appreciated.
Emergency Commissions! I Will be HOMELESS

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I AM PROUD

Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

  • Watching: Tomato Gaming GMOD
  • Drinking: Evening Cup of Tea
Sorry I've been inactive for so long. I've been trying to make my pre-major art project count enough that I'm not panicking from January 'til May on the real deal.
I hope to work on some stuff based on my Sanguo stuff and my Fimfic stuff later this month.
It's gonna' feel extra rewarding, I tell ya'.

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I have just got into Arts University Bournemouth and am going to do Illustration.
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You're a soldier alone on the battlefield. You look around and you hear slow, heavy footsteps, the hiss of a blade being drawn, a low growl and you see Shamoke striding towards you. What do you do? 

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5 deviants said Run Away
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5 deviants said Say You're A Friend
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Maria0-2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the points! I appreciate it a lot <3
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You're very welcome. :D
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Hap birth !!!
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Thank you. :)
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PaintingStrides Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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Happy Birthday!
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HisPurpleness Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Thank you. :)
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You're welcome.
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Panartias Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!

Have a virtual cake and celebrate a bit! Airborne 
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Thank you, much appreciated. :)
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