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Preview: Pony Royalty by Earthsong9405 Preview: Pony Royalty by Earthsong9405
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Now featured at Equestria Daily, it seems. o3o
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Another preview for you guys from Requiem, made special all thanks to good ol' :iconvolcanico:!

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
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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. ^.^
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
love ChryssyLove 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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arigato9000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So Luna becomes a Nightbreed(bat pony).
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, she's just an alicorn with a unique wing design. Ponies with bat wings do not have the same wing-type as Luna does.
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arigato9000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, ok. Thanks for clearing it up. I love Nightbreed Pegasi(my name for them) and think that Sombra was a Nightbreed Unicorn who lost the ear fluff.
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Ask-Yellow-Linkette Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This explains a whole lot, in Cadence's paragraph, about Flaringstar. She was born as a pegacorn but contained NONE of the magic the two rulers of her world have and well... she's mistaken as a alicorn and called 'princess'. She had no magic nor flight when she was younger and she practices. Wouldn't that be considered as a pegacorn? e3e
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
To be honest, this headcanon is old, and some of it is obsolete. Specifically, the headcanon that Cadence was a pegacorn is obsolete, especially after learning about her original origin as a pegasus and seeing how Twilight had been transformed into an alicorn. She and Cadence are "ascended" alicorns, or ponies that were originally a different breed that was transformed into an alicorn by a naturally born alicorn (in this case, the sisters).


That said, a horned pegasus, a winged unicorn, and a horned and/or winged earth pony do still exist and occur occasionally, although they are now more of a harmless birth mutation than anything. However, regardless of having additional parts to the body (horn, wings), the pony with this mutation will still have magic, as all and every creature in Gaia harbor magic. The problem here is, if this Flaringstar is not able to perform magic at all, then she would be experiencing a birth defect in my headcanon, regardless of what breed she is.
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Ask-Yellow-Linkette Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well, Flaringstar was born without magic or flight which meant she had to learn how to fly and use magic properly. But in my story, she can't fly or use magic which means that she has to practice until she can actually do it. And like I said, she's mistaken as an alicorn princess when she really dislikes the idea of 'royalty' and 'subjects'. She's more of a... war/battle pony. Another thing, her gramps is a funny guy if you want to read the story and figure out what I mean by how she was born.

I understand what you mean by that now. But by the two royals, in the story, there's actually a King and Queen... I'm spoiling too much lol.
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MusicArtPokemonPonys Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
isn't Cadence a artificial Alicorn? she was a Pegasus in one of those MLP comics
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is a VERY old headcanon, before I found out Cadance was a pegasus and before we saw how Twilight was ascended. So yes. She is an "Ascended" alicorn.
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