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Haunted Memories by albinosharky Haunted Memories by albinosharky
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So season 2 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic came to an epic end this past weekend, and since watching it, I've been itching to draw the new antagonist Queen Chrysalis.

I thought she was presented beautifully within the plot of the finale, but I personally prefer my antagonists to have some sort of redeeming trait, such as a tragic past, that can explain why they are so darned evil.

I am considering writing a short story about my interpretation of how Queen Chrysalis came to be the way she is, but we shall see if that will ever come to fruition. Here is a basic summary for now.

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Born to the ancient race of Changelings, Chrysalis was the runt of her family, so named because she struggled for days longer than most to emerge from the chrysalis that all changelings are hatched from.
She struggled early on with her weak magical abilities, but eventually ventured off on her own to escape the bullying and disappointment she was surrounded by back home.

She came across the bustling city of Canterlot, home of the ponies: magnificent, magical and athletic creatures, with great grace and beauty and a highly advanced society.
Chrysalis desperately wanted a sense of belonging and purpose, but above all, a friend to love.
But she was hideous compared to these beautiful creatures, with her bug-like skin and a lifeless mane and tail.
It was then that she began putting all her efforts into learning her race's infamous trait: the ability to transform herself.

After weeks of diligent self-training, Chrysalis spotted a beautiful young filly, and with all her strength, successfully transformed herself into a vision of the white unicorn.
After careful observation, Chrysalis entered Canterlot society and was overwhelmed with joy as she began to make friends and obtain a sense of belonging.
In particular, a young colt was drawn to her beautiful green eyes, and the pair developed a bond stronger than the young changeling had ever felt in her lifetime.

Unfortunately she was still weak for her age, and despite her best efforts, in the end, her magical powers failed her.
After becoming aware of her deception, her friends were quick to banish her from their world.
But worst of all, perhaps, was the dark change of heart her colt companion had taken. He could not let this traitorous use of his love go unpunished...

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Enjoy :) :heart:

Queen Chrysalis (c) Lauren Faust/Hasbro
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew this?! Omg! You deserve a DD!
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:iconalbinosharky:
albinosharky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ;v;
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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Arandombeing Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
And than she kicks your ass.
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Video-Game-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know what would be funny? If the colt friend was Shining Armor.
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, it'd be a bit ironic yeah!
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Katie1234585 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Chrysalis
How cuteAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
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Spotty1975 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished listening to this read-aloud. I love this picture, well done!~
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Spotty1975 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The, um, 'Love in all its forms' one on Youtube, but I also love your thought of how she came to be.
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, I thought you meant an audio version of mine! It's amazing what one piece of fan art can inspire in its viewers, thank you for commenting :)
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
She's so pretty :O
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ha1e Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
how can you "enjoy" it
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MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
So sad *sigh*
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StormyTrixLove Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
What happen, sweetie? Heart Heart Heart 
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1132002GABY Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This.... Sadness of this picture... It just breaks my heart ;_;
And the story..... The story was so... So... SO DRAGGING ;(
I'm crying right now because of the heartbreak.... She found a colt that loves her and she loves him back that's just so sweet and alk but... The ending is just so.... SO sad ;-;
Also this looks touching and beautiful in sooo many ways! The sadness of her face, those puppy eyes, those 2 ponies bullying her.... Its just so sad ;-;
Also this piece is awesome!
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou! :)
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1132002GABY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np :hug:
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TokusatsuKuuga-RX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Darn this makes me cry also.
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dot-DOLL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a great picture, her eyes are beautiful. I'd love to see Chrissy and the changelings back and learn more about them.
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xXMaddieTheFox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH SO SAD!!!!*cries* So cute though
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Agh, the heartbreak is overwhelming! Okay, the scary mood and fear overwhelms me immediately when I see her in the fading sunlight, overshadowed by two mean ponies advancing on her. The pain and fear are obvious in her whole body as well as that bowed face, eyes up to see what's going to happen. And if what was in your story was canon then I'd say that her later attack was deserved. (We saw that ponies can be total jerks, especially to Fluttershy even though she helped save everyone multiple times.) Great work on the glowing parts, playing against the light, and the background as well.

The tears, the tears, they are contagious. :cry: Perfect.
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment :)
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Nimbose Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometime's a villain is just evil because it's just... How they are. While a tragic past can explain things, I sometimes think having no reason at all (apart from their own psyche) makes the whole thing much scarier. It's difficult to reason with someone who's potentially psychotic, after all.

BUT STILL.
I do like your little story and the art is beautiful. <3
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much :3 Just my take on things.
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Sand-Josieph Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And from this tragic past arose a queen. How fitting. 
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LordIke46 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Recently, I have found myself working on a new fan fiction of mine and I found myself in search of a cover art. This image of yours seemed relevant to the theme of the fan fiction, as it is about a pony made changeling that lost everything she loved in her life before becoming a changeling, so I would therefore ask you two questions.

The first one being if you are still taking commissions, as I am still a total noob concerning navigation through DA except for the basics.

The second one being if you are not currently taking commissions, do I have your permission to use your piece of art for my cover until I find something else to fit in its place?

If you are uncomfortable with both questions, I understand fully and won't push the matter.
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nicklab Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
love this art work saw it used by sribbler on youtube read a fic about filly chrysalis and how she is today www.youtube.com/watch?v=71h9mG…
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Nice work
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dratini12 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful art and story :D
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Talon-the-Cyberfox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
However, born to the now dangerously-close-to-extinct race of Kryptonians, Talon was the 3rd remaining survivor from Krypton.
The young fox heard crying from a corner and saw an odd creature, a Changeling, crying softly.

While most banished the Changeling from their world, he opened up his world to the saddened creature.
His motto was, "Accept all creatures into your world and circle of friendship, no matter how they look or what gender they are, and protect your friends from any and all danger that may possibly befall them."
As such, he cradled the creature in his arms... and ran at speeds he only dreamed of before.
Upon reaching his home, Talon opened his doors to the pitiful Changeling.

He knew about the Changelings' ability to transform, and performed his version of it: acquiring a pair of lens-less glasses and a simple work suit.
Chrysalis giggled, then wondered where "Superfox" had gone off to.
The fox explained, "I'm still here."

It mattered not to Talon/Superfox what Chrysalis looked like on the outside
All that mattered was that he brought joy and friendship to another creature, and that made the fox feel good.
The friendly bond of both fox and Changeling would strengthen when Chrysalis called, desperately, for help...
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DrSomepony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Just wow, that picture and the short story really touched me. Wonderfull!
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou! :)
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MH11387sly Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
"is it because that nopony can look through her emotions on how she was before, or we're all a bunch of power hungry, greedy, self serving plotholes who care only ourselves more then the weak?"

TVC (C) me
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D3i Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
How can you hate Chrysis after that touching scene there...
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DrSomepony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Agreed.
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LadyMidnight-gem Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont care what anyone say, Chrysailis is beautiful.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I realzie how a terrible childhood brought to her path of darkness. But Really that's just no excuse
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Ded-Fire-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm not much of a MLP fan, but this is something even i can adore
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SilverheartTheEpic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I found this pic on google and used it for my fanfic: [link] but now I have found it's owner, and I have linked back. If you don't want me to use that picture it's perfectly fine.
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albinosharky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No that's fine! Thanks for asking though, I appreciate it :)
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SilverheartTheEpic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you ever want to read my fanfic you can, it's on Chrysalis's past. (I know you wrote your own, but mine is more detailed, no offense. That was probably mean. I'm sorry.)
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blizzardbearer0617 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*walks over and comforts her* Don't worry i'll be your friend, it doesn't matter what you look like, It's what's in your heart. If you ever need anything, i'll be by your side if you do, but right now you look like you could use a friend. *hand's her a bandana to wipe her tears.*
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tarbano Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
..I swear.......anyone lays a hoof, paw, or claw on that filly....................oooooooooooooooooooh boy boy they'll regret it
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chippewa1406 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
i feel bad for her
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CryptidLover17 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
You should so do a story on this. :)
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Talon-the-Cyberfox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
*puts a paw on the young Changeling's back* It's alright, miss. I'm here.
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Obvious, I believe that she might be related to Celestia somehow.
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Lakword Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aggre in 100% with you. They should make a background story for her
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darkmoonshadow49 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
AWW so sad i what to cry
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ChocoCrazeh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CRUSE YOU CANTERLOT PONIES!!! SHE IS DIFFERENT! AND DIFFERENT IS PERFECT! AND YOU PONIES ARE TRASH!!! AND DON'T LET ME SEE YOU GUYS MAKING FUN OF HER AGAIN! this is what would have done in the story
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