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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.


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...


Enjoy :) :heart:

Queen Chrysalis (c) Lauren Faust/Hasbro
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew this?! Omg! You deserve a DD!
albinosharky Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ;v;
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Arandombeing Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
And than she kicks your ass.
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.
albinosharky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, it'd be a bit ironic yeah!
Katie1234585 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Chrysalis
How cuteAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
Spotty1975 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished listening to this read-aloud. I love this picture, well done!~
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.
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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