How much the fandom underestimates Sombra is hilarious and pathetic in equal measure. While they make Gak jokes, I see how terrifying Sombra really is.
After being suspended a thousand years with their memories wiped, his victims were STILL unable to forget the horrors he brought upon them. Before even seeing his face, when they felt his familiar presence, a few of them were so scared, they were prepared to run out into the frozen tundra to freeze to death.
Take a few steps back and think about how fortunate they were to have sealed him away before he revived himself, and if anyone denies the amount of damage he could cause to Equestria, there's the door, get out, you're an idiot.
This is probably the most grimdark thing I've ever drawn. I like "what if" scenarios, and if Sombra won... well, I wouldn't bet on anypony's deaths (or the death of our poor Twilight here) being without suffering.
Also, yes, that's the Crystal Heart in his "chest."
Inspired by this drawing mickeymonster.deviantart.com/a… by *Mickeymonster!
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Sombra is literally my most favorite villain of the entire series. I was really upset when the writers totally wasted his character. And you're definitely right about him being a dang terrifying dude. Seriously he enslaved an entire empire which not even the other villains could do.
Incredible. Absolutely captures the intensity that is Sombra's powers. The fandom makes fun of him, but it's a bit ridiculous. Cadance had to work herself to near death just to keep him out of the Crystal Empire, and still failed. His power to inflict fear, and not just fear, but the worst fears of his victim's hearts. When Twilight looks into his door, not him directly, just a door he's cast a spell on, she's so engrossed in her fear that she doesn't even realize she's just standing in a doorway. This work is perfect. Had Twilight failed, the fear the doorway inflicted upon her would have seemed like child's play. Sombra is truly terrifying and this captures it pretty well.
This picture captures that flowing menace of King Sombra by making him the border around the page. To me that makes it feel like he is really closing in on Twilight. Seeing her caught in that basilisk-like gaze is a very interesting visual. Her faded colors also help set the grim tones of this picture. I believe it was a good decision to keep his face more detailed to help show he is still a pony and a part of the world despite the almost draconic shape to the face and brow. The only reason I gave this a low originality rating is because it is fan art and not created by the artist. My only other complaint is that I feel the bright Crystal heart draws focus away from the main conflict and could have been left out without diminishing the final picture. But it's as grim as to be expected from that story arc!