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Dissidia MLP by DLowell Dissidia MLP by DLowell
EDIT: Holy crap! It made EQD, and on the front page! 0_o

There it is... A full line up of the warriors of Harmony and Chaos. I rushed a bit towards the end because I wanted to submit this before the new episode.

The villains took a lot less time compared to the heroes because I already had a pretty clear idea for their design. The heroes took longer because I had to redesign their outfits since I am not blessed with Rarity's sense of fashion. LOL

I did use some images created by other artist in this picture as a base. (Cut me slack, this is my first pony drawing)

Source image for Applejack [link]

Source image for Nightmare Moon [link]

Source image for Cadance [link]

Yeah, I can't do flying ponies...

I probably will make some improvements later in the future. I think I made the villians a little too awesome. XD

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Match ups and elements

King Sombra -Magic- Twilight Sparkle
Chrysalis - Love - Shining Armor/Cadance
Discord - Laughter - Pinkie Pie
Lightning Dust (As a shadowbolt) - Disloyalty/Loyalty - Rainbow Dash
Nightmare Moon - Bitterness/Kindness - Fluttershy
Trixie with alicorn amulet - Dishonesty/Honesty - Applejack
Spike (as a greedy dragon) - Greed/Generosity - Rarity

Yeah, I used vectors for the logo, so sue me. =/
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Classes

Shining Armor: Paladin
Princess Cadance: White Mage/Crystal Mage
Twilight Sparkle: Red Mage
Rarity: Black Mage
Pinkie Pie: Ninja
Fluttershy: Summoner/Beast tamer
Applejack: Monk/Fisticuffs
Rainbow Dash: Dragoon


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Time: 83 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS6, Bamboo tablet
Layers: 600

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Art copyrighted by me
Characters copyrighted by Lauren Faust
My Little Pony copyrighted by Hasbro
Dissidia copyrighted by Square Enix


Critique encouraged and welcomed!
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:iconmarielkeybash96:
MarielKeybash96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Awesome i Like them Both!
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:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Uhh why is Spike on the bad guys side?
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:icondanomaruzenon:
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Little spike - cute & fun
Greedy spike - obsessive & a bit of a jerk
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:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Yeah I'm well aware of that but I still don't understand how that would happen again it only happened once how did it happen again.
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:iconzachlegoninja:
ZachLegoNinja Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
will this be a fan made game in the future, or is it already?
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:iconradiorebel13:
RadioRebel13 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
omg.......the feels XD
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:iconmarkhunger:
markhunger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
well, cadence looks like crystal maiden in dota 2
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:icondinobenoid3:
dinobenoid3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Is it just me, or in the show, does spike seem to be the generous, selfless one and rarity seems to be the greedy selfish one?
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:iconnewflutterpie:
newflutterpie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
at first i didn`t know what spike was doing now i know it was greedy spike
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:iconfantasyplayer00:
fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
no you are wrong, the flying ponies are awesome.
but where is celestia and spike?
i wish you could make one of mine too.
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DLowell Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spike is Jecht (A heart of light in the body of the dark)
Celestia is Cosmos. The mane 6 and others are her representatives/warriors.

Not taking requests at the moment due to finals.
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:iconfantasyplayer00:
fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
fine
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:iconimachick3376:
ImaChick3376 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the pic and the outfits! Must have been hard to draw princess cadences and pinkie pie
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:iconicyflame3547:
Icyflame3547 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have never seen anything more amazing than this!
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:iconlunartoxic:
LunarToxic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
and gilda's in there somewhere i garentie
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:iconredrojo17:
redrojo17 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
This could use some Diamond Dog character. Perhaps one of the Diamond Dogs as Gilgamesh.
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:iconninjapwed:
NinjaPwed Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Why is there Spike was evil? really?
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:icondlowell:
DLowell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's not evil. He's Jecht. =P
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:icongumballkitty:
gumballkitty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Hate that you made Spike a villainI am PISSED OFF! 
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:icondlowell:
DLowell Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you look closely, he has Jecht's sword. So he's not really a villain but rather a good guy stuck on the side of chaos. 

My head canon would be that Spike gave up his light, life force to save Rarity when she was fatally wounded trying to save him. King Sombra took Spike's lifeless body and got Chaos to infuse it with the chaos energy, forcing him to be on the side of chaos.

Didn't you play the Dissidia games?
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:icongumballkitty:
gumballkitty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Nope I've never even heard of those games
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DrifterofSpaceTime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Loved this pic. It's fantastic the way you molded everyone (or everypony, I should say) to be these final fantasy archeotypes, and the way you paired them up against each other was impressive as well. Im sure, like you, I wasnt the only one who had an idea for a lineup of charectors to use in a dissidia like idea. Although most of mine were fan characters like Little Pip fighting as well, since it added more depth for me. Thank you for making this!
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:iconlost-our-dreams:
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING ;O;
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
This is amazing! Love the detail! :+fav:
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:iconthejacoblb44:
TheJacobLB44 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
why is spike a villanxD
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:icongespenstkaf:
GespenstKAF Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013

Not just any villain...
Spike is Jecht.

JECHT.
:iconjechtplz:

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:iconbabyjoshy5:
Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
83 fuckn hours?!?!?!? :O_o:
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:iconlightningfuryelric:
LightningFuryElric Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :D
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What happen to spike? Great design by the way
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:iconicestormy:
IceStormy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
yep there **** the villain is going win I can tell...
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:iconmhultimate2013dw:
MHUltimate2013DW Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Not necessarily, if the heroes try hard enough, they will win.
Besides if they include characters from my MLP FIM lore,(includes a kirin, a lightning wolf, and a cyrokinetic deer) then the villains are dead.

Tip: Played enough monster hunter to know this!!!!!!:)
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:iconmhultimate2013dw:
MHUltimate2013DW Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't believe me? go to Lionel23's Fan Fiction Pictures.
Browsing Monster Hunter Pictures prove my point.
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:iconnientje10:
nientje10 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike's evil?!

Oh, no!
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:iconroanan100:
roanan100 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Probably like jecht. Has no choice
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:iconderpysawesomemuffins:
derpysawesomemuffins Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I pray to Queen Luna there is a brony in Sony. Hey that rhymed, Ima poet. :crazy:
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:iconlinkwolf998:
linkwolf998 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Does Evil Spike have...Death Sword?!
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:iconaquavioletkitty:
AquaVioletKitty Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is great! :D. Love Lightning Dust!
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:iconrouthich:
Routhich Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Is that a spkie jecht i see?
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:icondlowell:
DLowell Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeyup
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:iconblackwind06:
Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconkei-waza:
Kei-Waza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconotlplz: *collapses to his kness* DOOOO WAAAAAAAANT~!! :iconohfuckplz:
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:iconcrydius:
Crydius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
My little pony... and FF Dissidia... Out of all the awesome things that could happen, this THE. MOST. EPIC. THING !

Marvelous picture, admirable art. As a fan, there's no way I can dislike this.
As a critic, I do like the idea and the style in general. The Dissidia setting fits the characters very well, the classes feel natural and it just adds more awesome to these already awesome characters. My only gripe is that the drawing style works very well on some characters and on others it doesn't. Pinkie, Rainbow, Chrysalis, Lightning Dust and Trixie in particular look incredibly cool. Others, like Discord, Twilight, Rarity and Sombra look, well, a bit weird. But that's really the only fault I can find and it might be just my opinion.
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DLowell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feedback. For me, critiques are very hard to come by.

I felt the exact same way about characters you mentioned looked weird.

I probably will upload a revised, more polished version of this in the near future since I rushed it in the end for the discord episode. The revision probably will be around the time I upload a duodecim follow up.
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Crydius Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I know the feeling. ^^ That's exactly why, when people ask me their opinion, I do try to give as much feedback as possible, as I know what it means to an artist.

I'll be keeping an eye out for that then, and a Duodecim version sounds pretty epic. I'll be looking forward to it. ^^
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garciarael Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I almost though Dark Magician Girl upon seeing Cadance.
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cRaZyKiD9219 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Excellent picture!

Although I'd love to See Gilda, and Prince Blue Blood on the evil side, and Spike on the good guys side.

Other than that this was breathtaking! 4 out of 4 stars <3
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klokateer666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Well what do you know, Lightning Dust is now evil and she's with the Shadowbolts, and she want a revenge on the Wonderbolts and Rainbow Dash
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:iconjosiah-shockency-jcs:
Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
10 out of 10 stars on this EXCELLENT PERFECTION for a masterpiece!! X3
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:icondlowell:
DLowell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You give me too much credit.

There's a LOT of improvements to be made still. It's just not that noticeable due to me minimizing the size of the image. >_>;;
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, sorry! I just think this is marvelous!
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