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I Will Protect my Subjects from You

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I don't see enough art showing sympathy for Celestia.
Be it heartbreak and betrayal, love-consuming political terrorists, chaos incarnate, or whatever Sombra is, Princess Celestia deals with a LOT of shit, and has to handle a LOT of baddies.

"Dear Princess Celestia...

You've handled things like a boss since time immemorial. Don't you EVER stop kicking ass.

Your faithful self-inser-- I mean subject, Red Apropos."

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Roger334Professional Filmographer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I must start my critique by saying that this is more a sequential art rather than a comic.

In only four frames, the artist represented the antagonists of the series and their attitude at the moment of the battle. But from all the enemies Celestia had fought, there was only one that was special and not because it was more powerful or evil, it was her own sister.

The hardest decision Celestia had ever made was to protect her subjects from her own blood, even if that meant fighting her. Celestia was strong enough to fight all the other enemies, but she cried only for her sister.

The artist captured the moment with this amazing piece of art and the colors, the characters drawings, the different expressions and the whole idea is really unique.

Congratulations and keep up the good work !
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GabjasHobbyist Writer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This comic was beautiful in its simplicity. your style is flawless and you have a talent for capturing and conveying true emotions, so much so that the viewer often begins to feel these emotions as well.

I hate to leave you with no constructive criticism and simply give you straight-up amazing marks, but the truth is I can't seem to find any way to improve this.

The first three panels made me feel a mixture: reflection and fear at the thought of Sombra corrupting Celestia, laughter at Discord's wacky humor and playful villainy, Chrysalis' scheming smile just made me happy...

but the last panel... man oh man.

It was beautiful. The technique of your drawings are flawless and really came together, the emotions were raw and true, and the word that described it all was the cherry on top of a bittersweet sundae: Betrayal. What made me even more emotional was the fact that though Tia obviously experienced great pain and sorrow, Nightmare Moon's face is blank, unforgiving and show no signs of loving her so-called 'sister'.

All in all, this had a great impact. I love it!
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RexlareHobbyist Traditional Artist
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
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Once again. A good comic strip regardless of whether or not someone is a fan of MLP or not. But instead of just blabbing on in one massive a55 paragraph I'll cut it up into pieces... with a flaming sword nicknamed the Gehenna.

Vision- I must say this has a lot of work put into it. Not by just the artwork but mostly by displaying different emotions. You clearly had a good idea what you wanted to do.
Good ol 5 stars for you again.

Originality- I'm sure somewhere along the lines somebody has taken a character and placed them in something similar to this before but until I see such a thing I'll say you deserve originality credit.
5 stars... for now.

Technique- Separating each foe into a different box was not only clean but simply smart.
5 stars... oh you're close to getting full five stars... how rare of me

Impact- You really did well on this when it came to emotions. In each box you showed different reactions of Celestia against her kingdoms greatest threats.
Sombra- Showed that even the mightiest could fall to corruption
Discord- Showed she was somewhat overwhelmed by the crazed ruler of chaos
Chrysalis- Showed she was pretty damn angry over how easily she fell to her tricks and plots.
Nightmare Moon- Showed her sorrow for she knew exactly who her enemy was and how she became to be.
The Impact placed here was well done to show us her emotions to her adversaries.
Wait what? ... NOO. I don't believe I'm actually saying this... you got a 5 AGAIN... for the fourth time! WHAT THE **** REX?!

*please stand by*

So in summary you got a full five star review by me which is extraordinarily rare of me... Enough has been said.
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RedAproposHobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually must argue what your said about me "clearly having a good idea of what I wanted to do."

I actually had no idea what I was doing. This was originally meant to be Star Swirl VS Celestia, but turned into Discord VS Celestia. It was going to end with that, but I decided to draw her fighting Chrysalis. Then Sombra, then Nightmare Moon. I drew them in that order. XD
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RexlareHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well either way it turned out very well. Especially when you showed her against NMM.
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KaijugameHobbyist Traditional Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The panel spacing and distribution works well, making each challenge the same despite the immense level of detail required for each one. the colors, the singular words that sum up the best of what's worst do a great job of making the point clear and not overdoing both art and script. The characters are well rendered, and Celstia shifting right and left from each encounter is a subtle nod to the dangers surrounding Equestria. The only thing I marked down was originality because none of these were created by the artist. But to me it's a great display of Celestia taking on her rogues gallery and the artist makes a point about ruling and caring intertwined.
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Now THAT'S what I call a great ruler :cool: 
stargazer0701's avatar
Thank you for making this. Princess Celestia gets a lot of unnecessary loathing and I don't really understand it. She's dealt through a lot over her lifetime and I wish the show would show more of that. 
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Timelord909Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!! bEst princesss
Pheonomon's avatar
PheonomonHobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia Always Has Been And Always Will Be, My Favorite Princess <3
NikoAccampora's avatar
NikoAccamporaHobbyist Digital Artist
Bless you.
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JaymieDaggerBarkHobbyist Digital Artist
Shes my favorite as well :D (Big Grin) 
Pheonomon's avatar
PheonomonHobbyist Digital Artist
I Wish She Was More Popular :(
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JaymieDaggerBarkHobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! :( (Sad)
aotearoa-geek13's avatar
This is one of the reasons why I love Celestia out of all the princesses. Heart Celestia happy Heart 
TheClanCat's avatar
Celestia Always protect us and we protect her always too

HAIL CELESTIA THE BEST PRINCESSWorship Worship Worship Worship Worship  Princess Celestia Icon Profile Celestia Cutie Mark (Emoticons) Sun 
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JaymieDaggerBarkHobbyist Digital Artist
Me too Love 
TheClanCat's avatar
Celestia Always protect us and we protect her always too

HAIL CELESTIA THE BEST PRINCESSWorship Worship Worship Worship Worship  Princess Celestia Icon Profile Celestia Cutie Mark (Emoticons) Sun 
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JaymieDaggerBarkHobbyist Digital Artist
PRAISE THE SUN!!!!!  Dancing Sun Clockwork SunSunny 
Joanie297's avatar
Everyone says Luna is the better princess and Celestia is a b*tch. I do favor Luna, but that doesn't mean Celestia's bad. Thank you for this I've been trying to show how awesome Celestia can be
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PheonomonHobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia Is By Far My Favorite Princess, But I Don't See To Many Others Who Like Her Which Is Sad.
VL32's avatar
VL32Student General Artist
:iconkingsombraplz: Corruption: The tyrant Celestia image that has overpopulated the fandom.

:iconqueenchrysalisplz: Deception: That version of Celestia who's name I'll leave REDACTED.

:iconmlpdiscordplz: Chaos and :iconnightmaremoonplz: Betrayal: Reverse Elements.
asguardian9000's avatar
Are you implying something?Trollestia?. Reverse elements?
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