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Crystal Tower by Tetrapony Crystal Tower by Tetrapony
Finnaly Done, Took me some hours after the episode ended and spend time just googling some luna.
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:icondarkoverlords:
darkoverlords Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
So this is what "The Crystal Empire" would look
like if Twilight Sparkle actually did fail the test.

Ooh, scary...Show me more!
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PastDifferences Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, it might be just me, but . . . those five jewels look like they're somehow representing the Elements of Harmony, or at least the rest of the Mane Six . . . Odang. Now it looks like the Mane Siz are actually somehow imprisoned inside the crystals or something . . . I might be over-analysing, but if I am, the similarity to what my mind is telling me is uncanny. 
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Luna-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
If you haven't already noticed by now, you can actually see the mane six's cutie marks in those crystals. You gotta look really close though.
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ReZo-nancE Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
A year has passed. But she felt like it was yesterday.

Coming to the tower she passed by her myriad crowd of servants and soldiers. Each of them regarding Dark Queen Twilight with fear and grudge. But all averted her glare as she gallops on. But here, her true self emerged. She lay at the centre, in the midst of the five crystals, each holds the spirit of her friends. Friends that she sacrificed for forbidden power, amongst countless others.

Her broken circlet remained undisturbed on the ground. She remembered her former teacher's last words. "Was it worth all this?"

Her answer in the past was in contrast with her answer now. She broke into silent bitter tears, repeating the same words for the past hundred moons...

I'll give it back...

I'll give it all back...

I would do anything to have you all here again...

Rainbow... Fluttershy... Rarity... Applejack... Pinkie... Cadence... Shining Armor... Luna... Celestia...

I'm sorry...

I'm sorry...

I'm so...

so...

sorry....
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ReZo-nancE Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
ehCK U

Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] 
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:icontetrapony:
Tetrapony Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This gave me sads
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I'm sorry...
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midnightthecat1234 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
poor twilight Pikachu Crying Plz  is she crying? 
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Vigriff Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Eeyup.
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midnightthecat1234 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
its weird that her tears are green but i guess that's just the eyes 
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midnightthecat1234 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
not bad the coloring looks very good you did an amazing job with the purple fog
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goodbrony Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artist
ok why does this remind me of the castle that never was from kingdom hearts 2?
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starfightxx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that would happen but instead spike and cadence saved the day!! DARN!!! i was wishing that cause i saw a shouting star i said that wish BUT DIDN"T WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
bad S*** happens at the top of that tower.
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AeliosZero Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this picture of if twilight lost/didn't make spike get the heart? Nonetheless it loos great
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:icontetrapony:
Tetrapony Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Open to interpretation... we cannot see beyond what we visually have here...
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:iconeccentricbrony:
EccentricBrony Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Wow,this is really awesome :3
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:icondavionx:
DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so that's where they built the pillars of nothgot! very clever
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:icontcsnxs:
TCSnxs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I would like to use this as cover art for a fic I'm working on. Link back and full credit of course.
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:icontetrapony:
Tetrapony Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure.
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:iconjfpierre:
JFPierre Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Any pony else think this is similar to the opening to Bionicle 2: legends of Metru Nui
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sharydow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Not exactly but King sombra made me think of Makuta.
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:iconjfpierre:
JFPierre Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
same here, until I looked it up I thought Lee voiced Sombra
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Westy543 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Holy shit this is dark. Wonderful work.

Twilight's been overtaken by dark magic, and each of the other main cast are... turned into crystals. Her Elements of Harmony crown is smashed in the corner.

This is in addition to it being rather obvious that the Empire has been taken over by Sombra's curse. Bad end.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
*A* awesome work!
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Glad this didn't happen.
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roboticorn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GAME OVER
you have failed the test.

Twilight: ACK! I need another quarter! Somepony give me a quarter!
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Enmar123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:O
Trapped in crystals!?
oh noes...
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sirhcx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I thought this might be your work Tetra!
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Xcalipoor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Do Twilight's friends' symbols in the crystals around her mean something? I'm pretty sure it means something, but I can't figure out what. DX
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TheFluffyNinja17 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Maybe they are trapped in the crystals and Twilight can't save them.
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good job on the shading.
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LordVishiscat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Wow, powerful work, great job!
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh god why 0.0
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:icondarkoverlords:
darkoverlords Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I feel like the Elements of Harmony is starting to lose their purpose in this series.
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killerswiller Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
One thing to remember is that the elements of harmony are the last resort weapon. Nightmare Moon and Discord were deities capable of great harm to the whole world. Chrysalis had an entire army that threatened to bring all of Equestria to ruin. Sombra was one unicorn solely focused on the Crystal Empire. His threat to things over all paled in comparison to any other threat presented to us in the show thus far. Sombra wasn't enough of a threat to justify using them or risk losing them in a far away land. Just something to think about.
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CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Actually, he was a threat to the world. Remember toward the beginning of the episode? Celestia said that if the empire is filled with hope and love, then it's reflected across Equestria... and then she very, very heavily implied that hatred and fear would do likewise.
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killerswiller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Now THAT I imagine would be something that justifies using the EoH. However seeing that didn't happen, no elements.
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:iconcyberfoxvii:
CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Uh... yeah, but Sombra was going to make that happen. It didn't happen because they stopped him.

What about Chrysalis? She failed to bring Equestria to ruin in the end, but they still tried to use the elements on her.
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killerswiller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
As I said before, unlike Sombra she had an army. Numbers is a strength in and of itself.
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:iconcyberfoxvii:
CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Yes, and so is the ability to manifest as a gigantic shadow-cloud that is far larger than an army and brings ruin to everything it touches.
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Aethris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Consider that Celestia is a deity for a moment. Deities always have plans. It isn't enough just to reharmonize or turn Sombra to stone. Celestia needed Twilight to learn about self sacrifice and for Cadance to be in a position where the crystal ponies would undoubtedly view her as their leader, as she had just proven her love in the battle against Chrysalis, therefore being the prime candidate for a role where love powers the kingdom.

Now, Celestia has become further ahead in her plans with Twilight, and set in stone a proper ruler for the Crystal Empire.

Deities always have plans, for all we know, Celestia could have purposely lost to Chrysalis just so that Cadance and Shining Armor would be forced to prove their love in the off chance that the Crystal Empire does show up.

If they used the Elements of Harmony then Twilight might have never found the crystal heart, since she wouldn't have had need to, which means that she would have never learned self sacrifice, and Cadance would likely have never been seen as the ruler of the Crystal Empire.

More importantly is about Twilight though, as the episode was almost solely about her.
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CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
All good and well said, but... I'm not trying to make the point that the elements should have been used. I'm just saying that the argument of, "They weren't needed because Sombra was not a significant threat," isn't a good one. Your argument is much better, even if based on the assumption that Celestia is a diety. Of course, it doesn't address the original concern that the elements are losing their purpose in the series in general. For that, MidnightWonko down there makes the best argument.

Therefore, Midnight wins. Goodnight, everypony!
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Ghidorafour Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
i agreed with midnightwanko
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MidnightWonko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I feel like it would get old really fast if they were used every time some villain reared his or her ugly head.
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Konrax Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Be cool if she couldn't resist the dark magic and fell into it
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21shootfox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would be a great alternative ending and a very sad one.
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Farenazar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
She just can't resist it... But she will be okay, right?:iconfluttercryplz:
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch! That's pretty sad for her to be fed with dark magic. :(
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