Now featured at Equestria Daily, it seems. o3o[link]
Another preview for you guys from Requiem
, made special all thanks to good ol'
As you all know, he made my last "preview" of the Mane 6 look positively amazing. And he's done it again with my sketches of the royalty of MLP! I mean, JEEZ! I literally squeed and clapped my hands like a child. I have no shame. I:
I highly recommend taking a look at this guy's gallery! DO EEEET! D8[link]
So I'm pretty sure those of you who actually follow my stuff will know where the sketch came from; the "pony royalty test" thing. Wheeeelp, I liked it enough to get it colored, as you can see. c:
And before anyone asks, I only did the royalty that had horns and wings as a bit of a comparison. And Twilight Sparkle isn't included here because, in Requiem, she doesn't ascend into becoming an alicorn, ONLY because the story was made before season 3. o3o
SO! Let's move on, shall we, to a quick description of our lovely ladies:
In my headcanon, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are, by definition, ponies. But because they harbor an exceptional amount of magic from all three breeds, they could easily be considered a sort of subspecies or simply demi-gods. To most of their subjects, they are
gods, even though that isn't true. The only thing they are immortal to is age, but they are still able to die from outside causes. It's actually managing to kill them is the trick.
Because several people keep asking me, I've decided to add this in too: In my headcanon, as Luna grows more power she begins looking more and more like a creature of the night. This is turn will have her gaining a hybrid between bat-like wings and bird-like wings, fangs, slitted pupils, and tufted ears. To put it simply, when she reaches her peak she will look similar to NMM, only you can easily tell that she is NOT corrupted and that there are still some differences to her and NMM's overall appearance.
Princess Cadence, on the other hand, IS NOT AN ALICORN in my headcanon (all caps because I can't emphasize that enough. o3o ). She is a winged unicorn (can be called a pegacorn, horned pegasus unicorn pegasus), which possess a horn and wings, but do not possess the powers of an alicorn or their immortality to aging. Winged unicorns are not rare, but they don't happen too often either, and are not always born into royalty (or become royalty). Winged Unicorns harbor the magic of a unicorn and a bit of magic of a pegasus, and earth-pony genes ARE needed somewhere in the family tree in order for this sort of pony to be born, but it's nothing close to god-like.
Cadence is a special case, where her magic is a bit stronger than a normal Winged Unicorn, and she even harbors a tiny level of Earth Pony magic; perhaps it's because she's blood-kin to the princesses. But yeah.
HOWEVER, I'm beginning to fall into the headcanon of where Cadence follows the more canon path of how she was originally a pegasus, but was "Ascended" into an alicorn. This is where I have the headcanon that she is an "artificial" alicorn, where she gains the magic of all three breeds but no where near as close to the level Celestia and Luna have (the sisters are born alicorn in my headcanon). And even as an artificial alicorn, she isn't immortal, although her lifespan has expanded. And because she was originally a pegasus, her strongest magic resides in pegasus magic.
As for Chrysalis, you all know she's a changeling. The way I see it, the Changelings are some sort of... I dunno, sub-species of ponies, so they look sort of like them, but they're actually more related to reptiles than ponies (sorta like the hyena; it sort of looks canine but it's more related to the Herpestidae, the mongoose and such ). They lay cluches of eggs and are perhaps cold-blooded (I haven't decided if they were or not), but have the behavior that resembles a hive mind, where they worship and work for one single Queen at a time.
Changelings have something of their own identity, in that they can have slivers of personalities and quirks and different appearances, but its in their very being to CRAVE being one with their queen. As in, they don't really want individuality, only to be as close to their queen as possible. That doesn't stop the fact that some queens are more popular than others for various reasons.
Anyway, Chrysalis. Where as most queens often see their hive as simply pawns in whatever they so desire, I see Chrysalis as one of the few queens that actually harbor a respect and care for her "subjects". That's probably one of the reasons why she's so popular to her particular hive. That, and perhaps because she isn't stupid. o3o
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut yeah. I'll put more up later, but for now ask away if you have any questions. c: And thanks for stopping by to take a look. ^.^