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My little Mages- Chrysalis by Didj My little Mages- Chrysalis by Didj
Alright, it's been a while since I uploaded anything. And, to be honest, a while since I have sat down to draw anything. I guess with the new season of MLP underway, I've been seeing a resurgence of popularity in the Little Mages. And by popular request, this is Chrysalis as a necromancer. I've actually been doing sketches of this one for a long time. It was tough getting her look just right. I referenced her to Disney villains like Cruella Deville and Yesma. the older scrawny woman who, in her youth, may have been beautiful.

Her outfit is relatively simple given that her pony design lent itself to good ideas already. Of course, given that she is a winged horned character, I had to give her the staple disembodied metal wings. Just to piss off the cosplayers. I didn't incorporate feathers into her design because she was more insect like then bird in the show.
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Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's like a Guild Wars 2 Necromancer Human stumbled into the Canterlot High Realm. Nice.
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Befram Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Well it is a pretty neat concept for a cosplay I believe. 
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:icon125darkangel:
125darkangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Because of the comment you made about ticking off cosplayers, I feel challenged to make a cosplay of this now
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Didj Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
:iconchallengeacceptedplz:Challenge Accep-- err... Issued!
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:icon125darkangel:
125darkangel Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woo!
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lilyflower332 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
You probably could make them look floaty with a big piece of clear plastic. You'd have to make it pretty lightweight though, and probably reinforce it with wire.
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125darkangel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
True, very true
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DurpyHooves21 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg I know what it is..... its the Necromancer (from castle crashers) and Chrysalis its a...a... cecromancerlis?
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dashie89115 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
creepy
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todpole Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I just figured out how to make Chrysalis into an actual threat. Make her a vampire.
now hear out on this. if she was a vampire, she can be considered more of a threat because all of her victims well be zombies and I can believe her actually taken beaten from someone like Celestria and still be standing with some teeth missing, becuase she's undead.
Also it also gets rid of one of the main problems I have with her and that's that feel sorry for her because "she wants to feed her subjects". turn the changelings into the undead, make her drink blood and keep the necromancer and she'll reach the level of fun to watch. Yes she'll still be an idiot but at least it'll be the fun kind like Eggman or Bowser.
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Didj Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Is this for a fanfiction of yours?
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todpole Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Maybe. Chrysalis was always a villain I thought was overrated because everything about was so dull and stupid, and I doubt a bug who feeds on love can beat a god-like entity.
I was actually reading a fanmade Hellsing guide yesterday when the idea struck me. I thought of many ideas to make her bearable like a simple zombie, ugly steampunk pony, an idiot. But once vampire hit, it was perfect. While I still see her as ungodly stupid, just picturing her as a vampire is making her fun and threatening.
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Didj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I think the fan appreciation for Chystalis as a villain comes from the fact that, as far as MLP villains go, she was the most villainous. She is the one villain to never get a redemption (except for Sombra i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/o… ). Even in the comics she remained as a villain. And her design is just comparatively unnerving what with the bug wings and the holes in her limbs. Her appearance was certainly darker than such a show would normally allow. And that's what fans love about her. Her motivation of feeding off love is expectedly tapered for the demographic of young children who this show is supposed to be aimed for.
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todpole Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Yeah the villain I didn't like is the only one still evil and alive. Curse you Hasbro for reforming Discord!!
And yes her design is good, but that doesn't mean she was a good villain. And don't get started on the love thing. If love was so powerful, how come didn't Celestia didn't use it because, oh I don't know, EVERYONE IN CANTERLOT LIKES HER!
The only times I enjoyed Chrysalis in the fandom was when she wasn't a changeling. One was when she was a security program who did nothing but talk and let the robots do the work. and I liked that. And the changeling idea wasn't bad, just wasted. A better episode would be Rarity meeting this perfect stallion and Spike gets jealous of him and finds out he's a changeling feeding off Rarity.
But still, for me in cannon, Chrysalis was a major disappointment. Along with the rest of the finale. At least the fans (like you) have had better ideas with her.
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Dragonlover553 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
God I hate necromancers. They're only good at three things: spreading plagues, summoning/controlling the undead, and dieing.
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Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
and all of those reasons deal with death =D looks like they're doing their job.
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RussetBramblePelt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
That is so awesome.
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BeataArtBrony Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
wow your art is amazing, coming from a brony! :)
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lyteside Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Love it. :)
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Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Beautiful -and- eerie. Very nice.
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votederpycausemufins Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think you need to redo twilight and do cadence, the twins,timber wolves, sombra, and any updates for ponies like trixie wth the alicorn amulet
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
...why do those metal claw fingers seem so familiar...

And I do love it.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Exllcent work
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student
Kinda creepy, but kinda pretty at the same time
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NamelessNuthyng Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh yeah--I was wondering, what do you think the Mane Six's mages would look like Discorded? Would they be the same with a gray color scheme, or have new costumes to match the their magically warped personality?
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Didj Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Off the top of my head, I'd just imagine them with muted colours like in the show. Why do you ask?
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NamelessNuthyng Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
No real reason, just curiosity.
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NamelessNuthyng Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I can roll with this. Like a lich queen sort of thing.
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Archie-Ratsworth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a wonderful piece of art, don't get me wrong, you are a master-worker....but...
I am having trouble parsing the leap. A...neromancer?
From a changling that feeds on love to woman that animates the dead?
/sings, while making weighing up motions with hands/ How do these things -go- together?
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cheshcat2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Are you gonna be doing King Sombra
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Didj Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
In all likelyhood, no. There are three reasons why I don't do Sombra
1- There isn't much of a character to work off of. He has no story or personality, he was barely in the show and had very few lines.
2- If I made a mage out of him, he'd obviously use shadow magic. And I already have a Shadow Blade Assassin, a Shadow Caster, and an Umbramancer in the cast of Mages.
3- Most of the fun of making mages out of the ponies is coming up with an outfit that suits their personalities. Sombra already has an outfit which is already medieval fantasy themed. Nothing would be gained by making a Mage out of him, the result would just be a generic humanized version of him.
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cheshcat2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
WELL FUCK YOU THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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todpole Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
you know what? She should've been a zombie. and have an army of zombies. it would've made her a lot better villain in my eyes.

also feeding on love is lame. changelings are lame. I shall always say that on my comments for changelings. they ruined the finale for me.
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stormelemental13 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
More! I crave more!
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Okay, that is freaking scary! *Hides*

For obvious reasons, I expected her to be either a shapeshifter or a...how do you call somebody who creates clones? Anyways, this does works as well ^^
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Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You mean a Doppleganger?
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Well, that might work, yeah XD
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Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to help.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Goodness gracious, how horrifying.
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Dimensional-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Truth be told? I watched 5 episodes of MLP and did not get it at all. But I'd still give MLM a shot if it were a show.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Just out of curiosity, which ones did you see?
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Dimensional-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
The first five. How else do you try out a series? :P
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
The only full episode of Doctor Who I've seen is Blink, and I'm pretty sure that's no where near the beginning. =P

Well, at least you gave it a shot, can't really ask for more than that. It really depends on what style of cartoon one enjoys. For me, the combination of reasonably subtle characters and great voicing did the trick. Of course, the massive fandom may have helped as well...
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Dimensional-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I don't like silly things and "happiness". I like things with a serious overtone to them, and when things have a bit of darkness/realism/grit to them, so much the better in my opinion.

Don't understand the desire of "fandom" myself...course, I can't say that i really identify myself by anything of that sort either.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Some episodes have some sobriety and moodiness to them, but there's naturally a limit on that sort of thing, based on family-friendliness and all that. That's where the fandom comes in; within the realm of our comics, music, art, and literature, quite literally anything is possible. Interestingly, if these fan-works are done well enough, they actually do feel like they can exist within the original mythos without breaking character. Such works "fill the gaps", you might say, in our desire for stories that possess more mature themes, while still maintaining that friendliness, optimism, and a bit of the innocence of the source.

That's a very brief description of fandom appeal in my case, at any rate.

Also, well, ponies are just cute.
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lordkalem Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all of the scared out of my wits XDXD.
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Samuraijack5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Must say that when I saw this I said: Nope not right, she supposed to be pretty, etc
Then about 5 seconds, after taking a good look I realised you did the completely right thing here. She looks just as she should and Didj you did a damn good job :) Look forward to more work in the future (Such as Blueblood or FANCYPANTS!)
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Hmm.... I thought she would be a shapeshifter... Mixed with whatever turns pony eyes green and makes them all weird.
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Xertex Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Reminds me of Kiaransalee. Goddes of revange and Lady of the Dead of drow pantheon from Forgotten Realms.
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