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Changeling Behemoths by AssasinMonkey Changeling Behemoths by AssasinMonkey
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The changeling bring in the big weapons
If changelings change in something of their own size, like Ponies and Chrysalis in Alicorns. What would a bigger size require?

Thought it would be nice to do another on this scale.
The response to my previous has been so great (thank you) I just had to give you all some more

Seems I finished this of fairly fast, I blame my style on it :P
Anyhow, I hope you all still enjoy it.

Approx time:
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Edit: Oh my :O... over 1000 Favorites?! !!! Wow! thank you all
Edit: And now over 100 comments as well?! I didn't quite expect it to catch on so fast!
Edit April 2013: Wow, this piece has crawled all over 2000 favourites! :O
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PonyStemCell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I have seen this before, but now I will comment and say: This is a very neat painting, nicely capturing the atmosphere.
coolmrfreeze Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:o this reminds me of the Lord Of The Rings, the rohirrm's arrival at Minas Tirith (if you see the movie, you should know what I mean)
Quicksilver1987 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student
Welcome to My Little Pony ya fuckers! *laughs insanely*
PenRoseTheArtist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I think I found a fanfiction once with this cropped as the cover pic O.o

Don't worry, they gave you credit.
Smiley-mc-death Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey we aren't that big!
BlueBoxDave Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Oh my... that looks awesome!
Me and my friend are working on Europa Universalis IV mod and we would like to use some of your paintings as loading screens. Can we?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry bit late reply! This sounds fine with me.
If you can some sort of credit and link in a description that would be good. :)
BlueBoxDave Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Thank you :)
Yup you will be in description with links to all your art we use.
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Writer
A behemoth would probably turn into stuff like dragons, mountains, castles, all that cool stuff.
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
oh she has a ONIX
DracoKX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I thought they just swarm together and all transform at the same time to turn into something bigger
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Changelings, they remind me of the Saboteur and Infiltrator from Killzone 2 and 3. The ability to disguise...
An army... Of Changeling Behemoths...

Super war fan art. Fantastic!
Left side:…
TomBoy3601 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
>: )
nicechangeling Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of you are dead hahah 
corvette9000 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am actually right now writing a war story about the changelings, and theorize that there are massive mammoth-sized dreadnought class changeling that guard the nests. 
ChangelingSlayer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Not in MY house, you love-sucking parasites!
trygveblacktiger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Xiaahandrus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Chrysalis is probably my favorite villain so far in MLP and I'm in love with this picture. The lighting and contrast and interest that leads the eye around the piece is wonderful! I will definitely be setting this as my desktop background!
72kindsofluffyevil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's the first thing I thought when I saw this!
Wolves-are-coool Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice image, very well done. I applaud your work.  =^.^=
princessdarkangel61 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Raffa2300 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, THAT picture!
It's amazing, wish i could do it so well!
ChrysalisLover17 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
loves it!!!
Supersonicsmash98 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
derpysawesomemuffins Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would like to ask if I can use this as the cover photo for a changeling fanfic I'm writing
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!! :D
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Budinska Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
<font><font>your awesome</font></font>
Wolfboy183 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
the big one looks like an Onyx :P
RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OO thats EXACTLY my words when i see it!!
EquestrianDefender Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Just like the zerg, just in changelings
Capain-Caveman99 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
holy shit this is in my chrysalis tribute!!!!!!!!!!!! [link]
tclego Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reverbrony Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Hey Assasin Monkey, i love this image, it is truly epic on so many levels, could i please use it for a song i wrote? you will of course be credited in the song and int he description of the video, I'm planning to upload it to my youtube account and i think your picture suits it perfectly. the song is called the Changeling Harvest [link] thank you so much, my email is hope you have a great day :)
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Sure you may use it, always a joy to see that happen :)

I'll send you a mail as well
Sarxis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Wow. Look at that BEHEMOTH changeling. WOWOWOWOW! SOoooooooOOO BIG! :P
ReihkAngul Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Do you mind if I use this to support a theory I started in a roleplay?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, I won't mind :)
ReihkAngul Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! X3
Simcoroson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Shining, we have a problem and could really use some help!!
Krysnha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
More overlords require
Obsidiandovah Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"You must construct additional pylons!"
Obsidiandovah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
oh these? *point to rubbles* oops...KEKEKEKEKKEKE
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
"Records suggests that it took the Changeling Empire years worth of research, trial and error before they were successful in creating the first of the Changeling Behemoths sub-species and their many later variants, and many more years before they were able to perfect the creation process sufficiently to mass-produce them in practical numbers and field on the battlefields in their wars of conquest. Along the way the research project was marked by slow development and a high failure rate of experimental subjects, which nearly caused the project to be terminated considering the expenses from the Changeling Imperial treasury which was diverted to the project.

It had been theorized that the reason for such high failure rate and slow development was due to difficulties faced by Changeling Arcanobioengineers in solving a fundamental barrier that normally prohibited the growth of large organisms in the environment - the Square Cube Law.

As organisms grow, like in the case of the Changeling Behemoth prototypes, the volume of the organism often enlarges faster than the surface area, leading to a large number of bio-mechanical problems. In the case the behemoth prototypes, as they scale up in size, their relative muscular strength became severely reduced as the cross-section of their muscles increases by the square of scaling, while its mass would increase by the cube of the scaling factor. As a result of this, many of the prototypes died as a result of cardiovascular and respiratory failure.

Concerning the Changeling's eventual success in the development program, it is suspected that the Changelings eventually resolved the problem by acquiring genetic traits from large monstrous organisms that allows their biology to express innate magical properties which supports their enormous size and mass. This is supported by the

Indeed, now that the Changeling Behemoth program had shown success, time will tell what other organic war machines the Changeling race would produce as part of their continued policy of aggression against other potential realms for assimilation and harvesting of resources..."

---- Codex Chameleonidae , Edition IV , Chapter 11 - "Changeling subspecies" , Section D - "Artificial Subspecies"
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
By sheer coincidence, there's actually a fanfic starring a "Changeling Behemoth", and the creation process is similar to what you've described here!

If you're interested, the title is "My Little Behemoth: Friendship Is More Than Food".
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Complete with how they solved the Square-Cube law problem? Well then, let me take a look...
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Speaking of the Square-Cube Law, doesn't it work in reverse--as in, for shrinking--as well?
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Let's see if this article helps:

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