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Ascension AU! Fluttershy

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To those of you who haven't been reading my status updates, surprise! Fluttershy and Pinkie get to be Draconequui! Accordingly, I'm changing the name of this project from The Alicorn AU to The Ascension AU

Fluttershy, alone and without any means to call for help, accomplished the impossible. She tamed an Everfree forest run wild. Soaked in malevolent magic, the very earth of the deep woods had turned against any who dared to enter. And worst of all, the ancient, twisted landscape developed a consciousness. A primitive mind that sought to expand, and to devour all it touched. 

Fluttershy showed it kindness. 

She would have ascended and become an alicorn like the others, but something went... wrong. Maybe the wild influence of the forest twisted her magic when she interacted with it. But it is more likely that long, repeated exposure to Discord's chaos magic had left its mark. Whatever the cause, she became something else, something other

Fluttershy is the spirit of nature. She guards and nurtures the creatures of the world, and plantlife flourishes under her care. But nature can be cruel sometimes, and the gentle soul has developed a wild streak that she struggles to control. 

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Ho boy. She turned out... colorful, didn't she? And that silhouette is kinda confusing and hard to read. I really wish I had stretched her out a bit more, just so the limbs and butt-wings aren't in such a tangle visually. Definitely something to remember for Pinkie. 

For those who are curious, She has the forelimbs of a songbird, the hindlimbs of a jackrabbit, the wings of her Flutterbat form and, obviously, a butterfly, and the tail of a dragon. I also made her hair willow leaves because I hate myself and always make things harder than they have to be. 


Others in the series: 


Ascension AU! Twilight by turnipBerry    Ascension AU! Rainbow Dash by turnipBerry    Ascension AU! Applejack by turnipBerry   Ascension AU! Rarity by turnipBerry   Ascension AU! Pinkie Pie by turnipBerry


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MusicWarrior29's avatar

I know this was made in 2019 and this is 2021 but the amount of pure detail in this piece of art is so beautiful it makes me cry

turnipBerry's avatar

Thanks. :D I really, really want to re-visit some of these. I think I could do so much better now, and I'd like to update them.

I've had an idea for a while now of doing a Nightmare Alicorn AU, where I go in and do evil versions of the alicorn mane six, but I just never seem to have time.

MusicWarrior29's avatar

You should go for it! Its always awesome to be able to remake an older art piece then look back on the original and think "whoa, I've improved a lot" its a nice feeling


Ooooooooooo yes do that, it'd be interesting to see how they would be interpreted in your style

Lunargue's avatar

Kind of remind the Dragon God from Sekiro...

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Dragongod2o0's avatar
This is unbelievably beautiful, good job!
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storyboos's avatar
You should do a version of her that doesn't go wrong! I'd love to see that.
Just to clarify, what did you had in mind about Fluttershy’s “wild streak”?
turnipBerry's avatar
That's something I'd like to explore further. I am actually planning on doing a series of illustrations around the alicorn AU, expanding on it a bit. But I've got a project I'm currently working on that I'd like to get out of the way first. :D
Ah okay. :thumbsup:

You take your time on the project.

I can wait on it. :)
It always intrigues me of the different fan-designs of the "What if Fluttershy was/becomes a draconequus?" concept.

This one is definitely one of the most visually striking and beautiful designs I have ever seen, but probably would be the hardest to redraw compared to other designs.Sweating a little... 

It would make sense for her ascension to be both by kindness and chaos intertwined, but it is interesting to see that she also has the added struggle of dealing with her new self. I noticed that a few fan-designs do touch on that idea of having negative side-affects that, at best, make her a little less tactful, and at worst, forsaking her kindness entirely. Your alternate version of Fluttershy tries to actively control the cruel side of herself, with great difficulty.

I also enjoy the other Mane Six's ascension as well. Curious to see where the "Ascension AU!" goes from here, as well as any others you might make.

EDIT: Also clever wordplay with "butt"-erflyLOL . Are the horns on her head referring to minotaurs or something else?

EDIT2: Also, a comenter from Derpibooru did give this interpretation regarding Fluttershy's wild streak that I like.
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In case the link goes bad, they believe that Fluttershy's wild streak is just a form of Fluttershy's tendency to go overboard in being someone else.
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I have every intention of redrawing this later, but yeah, it'll be a pain. :D The two sets of horns are from gazelle and giraffes. I think the minotaur horns crossed my mind at some point, but didn't end up making it to the final piece. 

And somebody's posting my stuff to Derpibooru again, huh? Great. I haven't ever given anyone permission to do that and none of them ever ask in the first place. 
I have every intention of redrawing this later, but yeah, it'll be a pain. :D (Big Grin) The two sets of horns are from gazelle and giraffes. I think the minotaur horns crossed my mind at some point, but didn't end up making it to the final piece. 
I see. And yeah, the giraffe/gazelle horns might look better on Fluttershy the minotaur horns. It gives her design a peaceful, light-weight look to her.

And somebody's posting my stuff to Derpibooru again, huh? Great. I haven't ever given anyone permission to do that and none of them ever ask in the first place. 
Aw man, sorry to hear that. Maybe you should ask Derpibooru to have you under the Do-Not-Post List , unless you already done so.
mlpandcplover's avatar

She's so beautiful, I always wanted to see her as a draconequus (I really love fluttercord) and your version is extraordinary and I love it 💕💕

JoShortyDoos's avatar
Goodness I love her mane! Looking so lovingly like a tree's and she looks super elegant and gentle too! Great work!💖
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RainWolf-DarkRaven's avatar
I lOoooooooove how the hair turns into willow branches! SO pretty!
Ganondox's avatar
This being her destiny was always my headcanon. 
She is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I know Discord will help her with her magic.

Also it is very, very possible he and her will become mates.   I hope.

[KIND GENTLE SMILE]
mlpandcplover's avatar

Yess that's exactly what I thought! ^^ If he wasn't already in love before he certainly is now 💕💕

foxiana321's avatar
Why do I imagine her making sweet little cooing noises
KotoAdventures's avatar
Does she just act like a wild animal (scared, will attack when cornered, will hunt anything smaller (ponies) than them?)
turnipBerry's avatar
The scared an cornered thing, maybe. I'd imagine the hunting instinct takes more the form of the urge to mess with, pounce on, and toy with small things? Like a cat. 
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