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Queen Chrysalis by Dsurion Queen Chrysalis by Dsurion
For those that want a bigger version of the villains.
(also changed some stuff, i should update the other pic later)

Group version here [link]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
"Fighting the 'Bugs' isn't as easy as you think - a basic Changeling worker grunt could be hatched and raised to adulthood within two weeks, the other army 'bugs' slightly longer. Every time we killed a thousand Changelings at a cost of one Royal Guard it was a net victory for the the Changelings; they would care even less how many thousands they threw at us than us caring how much ammo and magic we expended.

In the end, we have to hit them where it really hurts them - at their hives, in the deep caverns, where they live, where they eat, and where they breed.

Sure, the hives are often deathtraps - narrow, pitch-black passageways, impassable chasms, lost a few buddies at the spike-and-acid-pit booby-traps now and then. We burn our nerves out at days-long jaunts underground, where falling asleep would get the whole squad killed by Bug patrols. We couldn't get the wounded out safely with the bugs ambushing us almost at every corner, so we spent every heart-pounding moment as we crawl through the tunnels wondering if the next second would be our last. Worst part was the noise - the bloody screeching and chiming was always there, echoing in the background, taunting us, keeping us awake and afraid.

But it's all worth the shot once we made it to the central caverns. There's nothing more satisfying then to crush a few dozen Changelings toppling pillars on top of them, and hear their eggs pop as we set the breeding-pits alight with fire-spells.

Take a look at the cavern: this place crawls, good sir! I'm-a burning it all down!!"

---- Corporal Amber Clad, Trottingham 41st Royal Guard Regiment, during the Changeling War.
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
:disbelief:
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Dsurion Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Interesting comment to read, thanks for the little story/journal :)

Thou each time i see the changelings, i think of them more and more as aliens from the movie
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Bah, Changelings are nothin' compare to the Xenomorphs.
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Dsurion Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
of course they cant, thatīs why we send ponies after them instead of predators.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
In the pony comics coming out in November, Chrysalis either begins to systematically replace ponies (who aren't very good actors unlike the soldiers we saw before) who have weird eyes and walk around weird, or is systematically BRAINWASHING the ponies of ponyville.

There's one thing I've never gotten.

WHAT IS WITH THE WRITING MOTIF THAT PEOPLE BRAINWASHED NEVER REMEMBER WHAT THEY DO WHEN BRAINWASHED?! WHAT PURPOSE DOES THAT SERVE IN THE PLOT?! IT FEELS SO UTTERLY POINTLESS!!!!!!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I suppose it removes the need of portraying guilt and emphasize on the fact that their actions under brainwashing wasn't exactly their fault.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
For me? That creates the idea that the spell created a new sentience to follow orders the mind's true sentience wouldn't, and once the spell was removed, the new sentience DIED.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Aye, all the more emphasizes the evilness of the villains, does it? :evillaugh:
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
And the total indifference of the heroes.

Much like whenever there's an 'instant clone' machine laying about, and the clones die, no one so much as sheds a tear.

And I think that's part of where the idea of Fluttercruel came from.

Fluttershy, "You're the nightmare."
Fluttercruel, "Nightmares aren't real. I'm as real as you and my NAME is Fluttercruel, not 'nightmare' stupid."
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