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Queen Chrysalis. Is there a finer villain with which to end Fiendship is Magic’s run?  

No. No there isn’t.

In fact, the contrast between her and Sombra is a great bracket for the spectrum.

Despite his Umbrum origins, Sombra is still a pony and we’re curious to know how he fell into villainy. His story was a tragedy because he could have chosen a different life if not for his own flaws and those of others.  

Chrysalis is what I like to call “primal evil.” I don’t question why she is a villain. I can see it from her behavior to her design. If she wasn’t evil, she wouldn’t exist. This comic even supports that!

So it’s fitting that her comic really isn’t an origin story but rather a chronicle of her exploits. As Twilight and company come to check on her imprisonment, they witness a starving and isolated Queen surrounded by her hibernating changelings. Curiosity and a sense of security draws the ponies into asking Chrysalis about her history.

We witness several events, parodying both Greek and Roman mythology and even a Lord of the Rings satire. Each event, comical or tragic in its own way, drives home that Chrysalis excels at manipulation. She knows just how to slip through cracks in security and exploit her victims’ weaknesses. The strongest warriors can be deceived, the most foolish leaders manipulated. Even when staring down a dragon, she’ll find a way to twist the situation to her advantage through words and magical manipulation.

It’s no different for Twilight, who allows herself to be lulled into a trap. I’m sure many will cry foul that she mistakenly released the villain she’d originally imprisoned, but that’s the point of this tale. Chrysalis is a survivor through trickery rather than strength. You can punch holes in her, overpower her, even imprison her, but she will find a way out using yourself or others as tools. This doesn’t feel like Twilight is being made stupid just for the sake of the story. It’s more that we see why Chrysalis is a threat.

That’s not to say there aren’t criticisms. The ponies tend to throw in jokey dialog which can draw scenes out. There’s a single-page tangent about Rarity going on a date which could have been cut with no loss to the story. It may be funny, but this is Chrysalis’ comic.

One highlight is Andy Price’s art. He excels at drawing the changelings and both comedic and terrifying. The “birth” of Chrysalis in this comic is one of the most gloriously creepy images you’ll see in MLP. And Katie Cook knows how to write Chrysalis as both menacing and funny all in the same story. This is a nice return to form for them both.

So Fiendship is Magic ends on what I consider to be a high note. Here’s my ranking from favorites to easily skippable:

King Sombra

Queen Chrysalis

Tirek

Nightmare Moon

The Sirens

But the strange thing is how we started with characters who chose to lives of violence and worked our way to characters who almost have no choice. It’s an interesting spectrum though not a smooth ride.

That’s my choice. What’s yours?

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marinus18 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
one strange thing about the fiendship is magic series is how universal the opinions are. Sombra or Chrysalis are the favorite. Nightmare Moon or the Sirens are the least favorite and Tirek is sort of in the middle. You almost never get that people so much agree with each other.
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2016
I disagree with you that Chrysalis is naturally pure evil. I've read too many sympathetic chrysalis' to believe that. I don't mind they are going down this route but I still enjoy the harsh but misunderstood leader that I see in fanfiction. It's just strange to see her being so evil when so many fans have interpreted her as more misunderstood or at least a noble leader. She often acts like a foil to Celestia which I really love. By contrast Sombra is far more often seen as pure evil in many fan works.
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
One thing I really enjoy Chrysalis for is her courage. Many times the evil ruler of a swarm of bad-guys is a coward who will always hide and sent many of them to their death. Chrysalis uses trickery because she has to but is not afraid to fight. In fact she seems to prefer to fight herself rather than risk the lives of her people. In both Canterlot wedding and the first issue comic she fights her own battles and takes personal risks if she believes them worthwhile.
One side of Chrysalis I would still like to see is a bit of a soft-side of her. Not that she's all of a sudden redeemed or anything like that but show that she values the lives of her subjects. She is an evil bug lady who has to be stopped from hurting others but she's not cruel towards her kin. Maybe a scene that shows her choosing the well-being of her changelings over victory. That she could crush Twilight but somehow doing that would mean the end of all her changelings and that it is a price she's not willing to pay. Everyone has something that they treasure and that they can't live without. In Chrysalis' case I would think that is her subjects.
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Arkus0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say when Chrysalis had Twilight cornered, I got a little scared for a second. And the Birth of the Changelings was one of the creepiest things I've seen associated with MLP (outside of fanworks). You have to wonder if that tree is still around?
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Gungelion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
I don't think chrysalis is pure evil, but then again I could be biased.

In this comic we are given so many answers to questions but with every answer two new questions are given. What magic created that tree? Did her victims deserve what they got? Are changelings truly evil or were they just given a bad hand?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Given Chrysalis's intention, I'd say her origin story was likely made up on the spot. :XD:
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Sorry for dumping more info here, but I'd just like to share some subjects hopefully interesting enough for discussion here.

* I think Chrysalis and changelingkind's Aku origin is especially good because of the ambiguity it leaves. As I said before, just how many changelings emerged from the ooze? Thousands, maybe even millions. By the time Chrysalis EARNED her Queenhood by conquering Timbucktu, had they already splintered into multiple kingdoms or colonies throughout the world? There's possibly MANY of changelings out there, some just as evil, but hopefully others who are good or at least neutral.

*The holes in the changelings' legs are a result of Celestia's magic. So... can it assumed that the holes have now have become a genetic trait passed down through changeling generations? Or maybe even grimmer... they are now burned into new young changelings limbs, perhaps as a rite of passage? It'd be just like how the Huns cut the cheeks of their infants so they learned to endure wounds from a very early age. 

Jesus, what's wrong with me...?

*From what I've seen here and in the first arc of the comics, the way the changelings operate seems very similar to that of a militarized, barbarian horde like the Huns as mentioned above. This would make sense when, going off tvtropes on standard Fantasy Governments, them being The Horde compliments Equestria who are The Kingdom or The Empire.

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Beadedwolf22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
My choice is almost the same as yours, but with Nightmare Moon and Tirek switching places. I really enjoyed that Chrysalis was able to trick Twilight and slip out with all her changlings. I was a little worried that they would drain her dry or worse, but surprised and glad they didn't. I'm really looking forward to seeing if they make anymore comics with the Changlings, be it more of this series or back in the main comics.
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TeamInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Well SilverQuill... i just read the 5 comics in a row... (tired as heck while writting this DX), and in my opinion, (and my choise for my top 5 comics of the Fiendship is Magic ark) it shows that not everything in the world of our favorire pastel ponies goes without consecuenses, per example, Celestia Banishing Nightmare Moon to the moon, only to find that there is where dreams are made and with Nightmare there, the Nightmares started to happen (Great Call Celestia ¬¬) also, i think Luna herself learned to control the Dream Ability that the Nyx has, specially considering they teleported her inside Celestias mind, although Nightmare didn´t keep this power, to my liking, i would like to think Luna did, so she can in a way, repair the damage she did to the Nyx while in the moon (hence her ability to control the dreams and visit them in the show)

As for Sombra story... i already analized it with a friend of mine, and i like to believe Sombra did had a conflict, that could have been avoided if Amore paid a little bit more attention (heck she already saw Sombra Future, so she could prevent it... but noo xD, if that happens, we got no sombra XD), im more simphatetic with Radiant Hope, because she considered Sombra a friend, and even in Sombra writting he did as well... for a moment at least...

The Tirek story... well... i didn´t found much there to work with, i mean, is nice to see that Tirek had his own kingdom... buuuuuut.... if i recall correctly the show, Scorpan did return to his land, and Tirek imprisoned... guess why that happen XD, yep, the kidnapping and stealing the magic of a unicorn. I do agree with some ponies that they said that the mere kidnapping act counts as a War Treat, it was nice to see Celestia took it all ok and didn´t attacked Tirek Kingdom (Discord was present there as well X3 which gave their encounter a little bit of meaning, i mean, they didn´t interacted with each other, but Discord knew because of the comics, what Tirek as capable off), still, we learned that Tirek also is able to manipulate those that are a little naive, such as his brother, maybe that´s why he was able to convince Discord of turning.

As for the sirens... i will resume it in one phrase... Sore Loser XD, i mean, couldn´t Starwhirl the bearded hire ponies who actual talent was music instead of him if he knew he do not have talent for music? I mean if he was inmune to the sirens chant, he could protect the ones he selected to fight the sirens on their same field, music, maybe that´s why he labeled himself on his diary "his greates failure to date" XDDD

As for Chrysalis comic... can i just point out how awesome was for me that Fluttershy was the one that knew that everything was going to fail as soon as Twilight jumped to the "reformed" wagon? XDD, her face at the end of the comic when she said "who will report this to Celestia?" was just screaming "Please Lauren. give me strengh for not to strangle Twilight", Didn´t in all seriouness aside, we found a villan that not only enjoys being evil, she is Evil by default! XD, yet, she still care for her changelings subjects, the fact that she sent them to hibernate, to allow them to keep their love energy and be ready for their darling escape, sends me the message that despise being evil, she still care a lot for her subjects, and she is willing to destroy a entire kingdom to feed them, as we saw with Orion and Incitatus, too bad for Chrysi that one of the Guards was far more smart than their ruler and called Celestia for help, also... dang O_o, all those holes she had are battle scars O_o, i do not know about you, but that´s gotta hurt, but im still wondering if the changelings soldiers self inflicted said holes on their bodies to show their support to their queen?, or if those holes are also battle scars during Celestia firs encounter with the Changeling Queen, anyway, we also know how the changelings got "born" in Equestria... surprise surprise... Starwhirl the Bearded again... *facehoof * ok, can somepony tell me why this bozzo was the most powerful unicorn in Equestria history, when he failed to recnognize the treat right in in front of his eyes?, he put a sign saying "Probably Magic, Do not approach" instead of, I do not know, burning the tree down?, one thing it got me thinking was...does Chrysalis magic rivals Starwhirl the bearded, taking in consideration that the changelings were "born" from the grey tree and Starwhirl blood?. We also learned that at least the guard pretending to be Chrysalis did indeed loved Daring Do books XD, heck when they flee, he was carring the book with him (now we need to name him, because as far as im concerned, that Changeling with the helmet seems to be Chrysalis General, anypony feel free to name him XD, but i will callhim General Acidfangs :3)

On a closing statement, from the 5 comics in the Fiendship series, i love the King Sombra, Chrysalis and Nightmare the most... for the Tirek one, i felt there should be a more direct consequence, taking into account that acording to the show, Scorpan also came to steal equestria magic but quickly befriended the ponies. and for the Sirens... i took it all in comedy fashion instead of actual seriousness... maybe because i havent seen rainbow rocks before, time to watch the movie and see if the sirens get out of the bottom panel.

My Top 5

- Chrysalis Comic
- Sombra Comic
- Nightmare Moon
- Tirek Comic
- Sirens Comic

Thank you for reading this comment SilverQuill and anypony seeing it as well, this is Stardust Breeze :3 saying i really need to rest T_T
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GammaEradon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I'd have to agree. This story and Sombra's were the best. The look on Chrysalis' face when she drained the ponies in the Timbucktu palace was just breathtaking. And the story of Orion was a nice touch.

I also liked Chrysalis' interaction with her changelings. She called one an idiot and tossed him through a dragon--but it was clear she still cared in some way and didn't do anything worse to him, tossing back his helmet.

I liked that we learn that thing on her head is a crown and not an antenna. Good to know. I also like that everyone--the Mane Six, Spike, Chrysalis, even the changelings and that one poor guard of the idiot emperor had at least one moment of in-character humor and focus.

Also, did you see at the end that the changelings carried off a bunch of stuff with them, including Rainbow's book? This was a great comic to end out the series on. Granted it dragged a bit in the middle (not unlike last weekend's episode) but was overall a good, fun, informative and at times even creepy, read.
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Kersey475 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Are you going to do an "After the Fact" video on the "Fiendship is Magic" comics now that they've finished their run?
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dflewis1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I really enjoyed this issue and how strategic Chrysalis was. 

As for my list, from favorite to least-favorite: 
1. King Sombra: a dark and tragic issue that gave some personality and depth to a villain who was lacking in both in his two-parter. 

2. Queen Chrysalis: a simultaneous dark/light story that shows just how strategic and evil Chrysalis can be and provides set-up for future appearances in the comic. 

3. Nightmare Moon: despite the naivete of Doran and generally being tired of Nightmare Moon by this point, I still enjoyed how villainous the main character was compared to her appearance in the original pilot of the show, and Celestia demonstrates how you do not mess with her. 

4. Lord Tirek: a good story that showed how the seeds of ambition were planted in a young Tirek's mind that would lead him to attacking Equestria later (and I'm not really bothered by how the Issue ended.). 

5. The Sirens: a decent story that was a lot more light-hearted than the others and had a lot of funny moments in it. Despite this, I do consider this the weakest issue of the series. 

(Funny story, Silver; when I had read the Sirens issue, I thought my list was basically going to end up exactly the same as yours; the Nightmare Moon issue managed to surprise me a bit, however.)
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Seeker900 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So wait, Fiendship is Magic is over!? But we still got nothing to know about Ahuizotl. Seriously, the most requested villain to have his back-story revealed (other than Sombra) and they didn't even give him one.

What a letdown.
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Cannonfodder10503 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't really trust the origin story. After all we all know how much Twilight adores Starswirl, she probably through something together to let them out. Not that their probably isn't a grain of truth in it. Obviously there was dark magic involved, possibly happened in a swamp but really, where would an alicorn skeleton come from? 
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Toonamp Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Andy Price's artwork has always been amazing, especially on Chrysalis.  Good lord, the visuals he gives her is borderline terrifying.  Also to note, did anyone else notice the array of Bat Pony guards in the background.  I wish they would expand on them some more.  Also a nice call back to MLP Generation 1 Twinkle-Eyed Ponies in that first flashback.
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BBBHuey Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
While I'll give the comic credit for at least keeping true to Chrysalis' character, as well being very dark and creepy, but it doesn't really hold up as convincing canon material.

For some reason Chrysalis (and her changelings?) are over a 1000 years old. Why is that a thing?

Her song in the Wedding episodes implied she had been small once, so her 'birth' confused me.  

And the holes in their legs and wings are not natural? Doesn't really explain why they can't heal back. And if they're bugs, can't they just molt?  



AND SINCE WHEN DID LAVA BURN A DRAGON??!?
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
For some reason Chrysalis (and her changelings?) are over a 1000 years old. Why is that a thing?

Well, I don't mind Chrysalis being over a thousand years old. As for the changelings, it is possible they have bred and increased their numbers since they first emerged from the ooze.
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BBBHuey Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Having had some time to think about it, I also won't dismiss the idea of Chrysalis being over a 1000 years old completely. Her drones however, is another story.

And as for their emergence from the ooze, I would've settled for Chrysalis being the only one, and that she emerged as a filly. Her drones would've come later, after she was fully matured.   
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Hmm, well, from what we've seen of them emerging from the ooze together, it doesn't seem that Chrysalis is the only one breeding these guys. And even if she was and she was the only one to emerge, then she'd have had no-one to breed with.

Really though, from the fact the plant ate flies, then it seems to mean that changelings are actually, well... horseflies. 
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BBBHuey Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
'Really though, from the fact the plant ate flies, then it seems to mean that changelings are actually, well... horseflies.'

Indeed they are xD


'And even if she was and she was the only one to emerge, then she'd have had no-one to breed with.'

Unless Chrysalis is the MLP version of the alien Xenomorph Queen from 'Aliens'. As far as I know, that queen did not need a mate to spawn its 'children'...
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Eh, I've personally never got behind the idea of Chrysalis being the Mother of all Changelings. It's just one fan idea that's never really fit with me. Oh well.
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Zamora1986 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
I agree the over 1000 year old thing is getting a bit old. Maybe mother nature was on her period or the universe was having a bad day.

The comics, although they stay close to show cannon, are a separate universe in itself and thus non-cannon to the show.

Celestia's CME attack cauterized her wounds those preventing them from getting healed? Not to mention they would look kind cool being riddle with scars like slashes, stabs, burns, cracks, breaks. Giving anyone facing them the idea that they fought to where they are. Do flies even molt? That is what the Changelings are partly made of.

I would theorize that when a dragon suffer a cut or tear on the scales or wings that protection goes out the window and they feel the heat, maybe non-leathal but hurts like hell or they get cooked alive from the inside.

I mean Chrysalis did Minion Missile thus tearing the dragon's wing, which is the most violent thing ever done by an MLP character of any kind and that includes G1. I mean she used her MINION to cripple a DRAGON and not only that she may have left him to die and not even giving a crap!
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BBBHuey Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked it better that the holes in their legs and wings and, yes even the hair, was a natural thing, showing everyone that they were literally rotten and twisted to the core. And even if Changelings don't molt, they must at least have healing properties.

In 'Dragon Quest', not only did Spike swim in lava unaffected, he spat it out like water without burning anything inside his mouth. Not sure how this applies to wounds, but it still makes the dragon in comic a big wuss.
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bionicle2809 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Completely agree, and have done all month since the first issue too. It was more miss than hit IMO, but Sombra and Chrysalis (two villains that I flat out didn't like in the show) really shone bright in these comics. However... Tirek, Nightmare Moon and the Sirens - villains who I actually quite liked for one way or another in the show - were just bad. Even if Tirek's comic wasn't "bad", him as a character was and not what I expected from the grand, manipulative genius we got in the show.

But bah - I'm 4 weeks late to rant about Tirek. You get the idea.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I'm planning on picking up the trade issue. However this will help me with my expectations for the issues when I read them.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Is this some sequel to the Return of Chrysalis arc?
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MLP-Silver-Quill Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. It begins with checking on Chrysalis' imprisonment in that castle. Still no sight of the cute kitty residents.
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YamiNo-Neko Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe they went extinct.
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I bucking LOVED this comic!

Does it fit 100% with my own headcanon or anyone's. No, of course not, but I think were all prepared for that. But even so, what we got here was some hilarious and twistedly dark world-building: hell, the changelings originated from their own Primordial soup! I can work with that, how many more changelings emerged from it, and how they continued to breed and multiply to become the force they are. I can work with that!

THIS is the Chrysalis I love and I wish we could see more of in fanfiction. This is n't woobie "Boo-hoo, I just wanted to feed my people" Chrysalis, this is the "Conquering Warlord" Chrysalis we all fell in love with in 'A Canterlot Wedding'. She doesn't spend the issue moping and doping, she is blatantly proud of her evil accomplishment, OWNS this ponies in this issue and makes Twilight her B*TCH!

Queen Chrysalis is a complete monster and both Katie Cook and Andy Price know that and embrace it without question. They don't pull a sob story out of thin air to force us to feel sorry for her, no, they expand on just a complete menace she is to this world and just WHY you have to incapacitate her so she doesn't threaten innocent lives!

Though of course, who wants to bet the events of this comic are just gonna be either flatout ignored or twisted by other changeling fans who are adamant that their "Chwyssie" would never do such horrible things and is just "misunderstood".

Oh, and I see that a minion took her place throughout the majority as part of her escape. Well, I sure do hope someone picks up that phone... BECAUSE I BUCKING CALLED IT! ... well, sorta, I presumed a minion took her place so she already escaped, but hey, I got it down mostly right.
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Gungelion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
there's no guarantee that anything chrysalis said are true..... consider who We're talking about.

But there's no guarantee to the opposite either
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StagetechyArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait  Origin  Story on Queenie  


o-o  WHERE MUST I FIND  THIS YOU BEAUTIFUL SON  OF  A BUCKBEAK!!!!! -inner potterhead showing-



SHOOWWWW ME !!!! OR BLUEBLOOD WILL KNOW  CLUTTERSTEP TOOK HIS  ALLOWANCE!!!
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
...... The changelings are basically the lord of the rings orcs now. Corrupt forms of life that must be killed else they act as a disease.

Sighs. I would not mind chrysalis being basically an orc, if not for the fact this just limits the potential scope of changelings.
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theMLPfan34 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Awesome that it ended on a high note. :) I can't wait to read it. :)
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I am so happy we ended on a good story. Chryssy's story was glorious and terrifying and I loved it! I liked Sombra's story because it was sad and gave him depth that he was sorely lacking but Chrysalis was an intimidating presence even as she stood weakly in the middle of her prison. And don't even get me started on the evolution of the Changlings *brrr*. I was genuinely on the edge of my seat reading this comic. This rarely ever happens to me.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
sighs. the sad thing is that it basically makes chrysalis nothing more than evil.
worse. it makes it that there is no reason for her to still be alive. celestia is not one to kill callously. but chrysalis is basically a lord of the rings orc. so evil that only idiots would spare her. so she is something celestia would probably destroy as there is no hope.
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Tambelon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole series was a flop in my opinion.  So much wasted potential with cliche and gross storylines.  
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I kinda have to disagree on that part. By all means this story would justify just killing Chrysalis. By making her pure evil makes that there is no justification for sparing her. Even Sombra had some good remnant in his being. And Discord was chaos, which is not inherent to good or evil. Chrysalis is basically a construct of evil. She is like the monsters rita repulsa unleashed every week in power rangers. thus it makes no sense in sparing her. she can only be destroyed and there would be no moral quandaries to it.

also as i said on derpibooru to ya, there are far too many similarities to aku's origin story here...... and that furthers my point actually. Aku is an entity that must be destroyed, and there is not reason not to. Chrysalis is the same thing. There is no reason not to destroy her.

guess part of my is disappointed that they would narrow the scope so much with changelings........ i actually think it is because of how much we have thought on changelings that lead to this actually. they were so worried about accidentally mimicking someone headcanon that they went down this narrowing line of thought to avoid it. honestly it is too limiting. and as i said brings up the fact that there is no evil in eradicating them by how they portray her.

this fiendship month has been a mixed bag. the sombra one was awesome and really, really widened the scope for him and stories connected to him. the tirek one showed us what his world was like if it lacked complexity.
the last three however had the issue of narrowing the scope. make the sirens just evil american idol contestants, nightmare moon utterly ho hum about her failure, and now making that chrysalis just came out of a tree. while sombra really expanded things with that part of the mythos, the rest of the series really pulled back the world building and made things far too limited.
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nekotigerfire Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant wait to read it tomorrow... cant wait for work to finish sleep for a bit and read it :P
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animegx43 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I just wished that the Tirek and Sirens stories would've offered us a bit more.
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Lunacorva Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
The funny thing is that this kind of story of a sinister manipulator twisting society to it's benefit would have been PERFECT for the sirens.
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YamiNo-Neko Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
[Has never read the comics] Personally, I would've liked Chrysalis's backstory; can't win 'em all. I have a theory about Changeling I'm hopin to pug to posit on YouTube, just have to write the script first.
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BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW...O_O...this is going to be intriguing...and dark...it really makes one wonder then how her life began....and debate whether or not I personally would see (if she is that dangerous and in-reform-able) her dispatched and burned.....executed by royal decree.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
considering they are basically lord of the rings orcs now, that seems plausible. celestia could do it herself.
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BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
M: Perhaps....except(On the Changelings as Orcs idea) Orcs are not parasites per se, they do not depend on 1 source of food to live; 2nd: Killing these buggers and their queen off....not in this show....I doubt that will ever happen sadly....unless they change the audience target grouping.....and bump the rating up....
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
or emphasize them as basically power ranger monsters.

an the orcs are parasites by nature. they are basically entities born to destroy. they are beings of hate and seek to destroy anything beautiful or good. they do not NEED to. then again changelings do not NEED to behave as they do either.
they consume till they cannot consume any longer.
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BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true in a way...though killing them like that would be a little silly; I understand the idea, but I thinking of a type of parasite that can not live on anything but (1) food source....that is how I describe Changelings, a unchangeable, in-reform-able, parasite that is better off exterminated than made peace with.
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think I'm going to have a long wait before I read this comic. Free Comic Book Day coming on Saturday, plus general laziness, means I'm waiting on this and the newest MtMtE. Very frustrating.
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soradical Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That'll tide me over until I get a hard copy on Saturday. Thanks!
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soradical Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
you're welcome
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