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Star Swirl The Bearded

My interpretation of Star Swirl the Bearded. I love the idea of ancient wizards and the history of Equestria. I tried to give him a Darth Bane vibe, sort of.

I love the idea of him using mega-magic to assemble galaxies, and that his bells are some sort of amplifier for his powers.
Also his similar coloring to Twilight is intentional, hinting at some sort of genealogical connection.
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MudakTheMultiplier's avatar
Isn't this the picture Eakin used for one of the Hard Reset sequels?

Edit: yup, definitely is, for the "a stitch in time" sequel here:…

It's a great fic, the original hard reset (which you should read first if you're gonna read any of it) is here:…
Celefin's avatar
Twilight is the soul of Star Swirl reborn. With added friends ;)
Tearahk's avatar
I wonder if Star Swirl was based off of Merlin. His clothes remind me of the Disney version of merlin's robes.
KR4U55's avatar
Yeeeaah...Pretty Darth Bane-ish.
LeeshaJoy's avatar
Your interpretation of Star Swirl strongly reminds me of the sorcerer from Disney's "Sorcerer's Apprentice." (The animated short, that is, not the Nick Cage movie.)
YoshiAngemon's avatar
He has a name, and that name is Yen Sid. Yen Sid is the King's teacher.
mzphit's avatar
BerryPAWNCH's avatar
Very nice work on the magic effects here.
SnowclawTC's avatar
Lol,I derped there XD
SeriousJupiter's avatar
Whoa, he's assembling galaxies? I don't think unicorns can do that, no matter how much magic they know. Assembling galaxies sounds like something Celestia and Luna's parents would do.
Adiwan's avatar
Great picture with a lot of tension.
Nice touch giving him the same coat color as Twilight's but I don't think that the hair color is succeeded to the next generation. Pinkie Pie's parents are greyish and Twilight's parents are blue and white with a bit of purple.
SnowclawTC's avatar
I know! Its Twilights great great great grandfather
SeriousJupiter's avatar
He's older than that, if Luna knew him when he was alive.
anzul's avatar
wait... wasnt he suposed to be making bowls or something like that XD
twojaPacha's avatar
A fantastic weirdo clown!
solazz's avatar
Absolutely love the design, and the idea of Starswirl being a possible ancestor to Twilight Sparkle.
jigglysama's avatar
Faving for badass magician pony. Also he's got a big beard! :D
Drasvin's avatar
Epic picture. I really want to know what the spell he's famous for inventing does (The amniotic spell, or however it's spelt). I've heard the word suggests that it might do something with fetus's in the womb (possible a spell that gets rid of birth defects) and I've heard that the word might suggest the spell is for making bowls.
Rubynite's avatar
Nice. :3 Is he Star Swirl 's grandpa?
ixistyler's avatar
You totally got the bells right =D
rosutu's avatar
"You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Sacred Sunshine, wielder of the Colors of Cantor! The dark rainbow will not avail you, Flame of Midnight! Go back to the shadow! YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!"
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