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The Mane War by AssasinMonkey The Mane War by AssasinMonkey
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The mane 6 and their ever changing foe.

I noticed I didn't have any mane 6 (group) artworks, so I thought.. let's make one!
Ended up as maybe my biggest MLP piece so far I think, both in size and duration :P

Approx time:
~7,8 hours

PS: for some livestream footage you can go here: [link]
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pokalex Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
"To everypony, listen carefully, this is a message from the hive : we don't have to fight. We all want to help one another, we were born like that. We want to live by each other happiness, not by misery. Love mean life for us, but you never understood this. Younearly wiped our own existances from reality once, only because we have done a mistake. A huge mistake. But we have learned, and we, changelings, wish peace between the pony kind and us. I hope you will understand this."
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mane 6 vs Changeling Behemoths (damn that's a lot!)

Fantastic war art.

Right side:…
Savage199 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student
Awesome job on this.
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
*I draw my Wand* Come on, girls! Let's give these parasites something to think about!
Skywriter12 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you get that paint effect? .3.
watermane2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might help the song a bit?I don't know.I just think it fits:…
mylittleponyilumina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
<font><font>me gusta mucho la foto =D</font></font>
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
rayray12k Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
'These...Equestrian ponies seem to be...a formidable and a great nation...who can...stand against any foe they fight long as they...have magic...weapons...and of course, soldiers....I, for truth, greatly detest their use of magic...Magic is something greatly resented and forbidden by my kind....It was because it cost 5 million lives...of our people back in Ranshin...when they were attacked by demons and the Fallen people of our kin. It was bloody...I lost my 5 sisters and 4 brothers in Ranshin...I was the only one left of my family. I carry the dragon crest of my family...I do not know what to do....Now here I am, writing about this strange creatures...I have a feeling that the ones they call 'Changelings' are a rival to them as to us...perhaps if we can help them fight the Changelings, we could proceed to do crack-downs against a few magic users in their lands secretly and discreetly.'

- The Templar of Tyzuikan's most sacred temple, The Guyava
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply! but your journal/report style comments are awesome!
Nice reads, I like them, including the Templar title signs
Thank you for these
rayray12k Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Ah. You're welcome. I am honored, thank you. It's ok, I am fine even if it is late.
MeltedBlock Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Love it so much!
x4rn0x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Octavain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Mind if I do some editing to your picture?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess that's ok with me
Seeing how you give credit back with your edits and this is one of my older pieces as well it should be fine to play around with :)
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The ultimate battleground. You even got Fluttershy hyped up for it. ;)
Airforcebrony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
would you do a commission like that
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Been a long day, just noticed your comments :)

A scene like this would be possible yes.
I'll make and send you a note right away
Airforcebrony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks sorry about all those i had computer problems and i didnt know if they were sending
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, Better to be safe :D
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Looks epic, but i still dissagree why mane 6 have to fight changelings army, they are normal ponies ( even if friends ) without they elements, and no fighting training, and the fact that they beat up 100 changeligns when entire equestria military screwed up off screan does not mean that they can just rush entire army by thamself.

Elements should have hidden escort when they are on any danger mission and should be held behind the frontline and target enemy leaders with elements of charmony, if one of tham die, who will stop Discord or antoher super powerful villan ?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) and I can see where you're coming from and it's definitely an interesting (and fun) thing to think about. How would or could they be used most effectively or maybe safely, or simply in a different way.

In this case I put them more in a vanguard position, on the front line as a form of beacon, standing strong together even if it might be their last stand.
But there's of course plenty of other things you can do, which is so great about the community and everything.
Like your covert operations idea, great view on it.

Obviously the show hasn't touched on all out war, but that doesn't give us any less freedom, there's so much to be done. Eventually I just had to pick a situation that came to my mind :)

I quite like comments like this (among a bunch of others of course), it makes me think
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012

Well, it just personaly realy bug me, I mean, mane 6 are bearers of the most powerfull artefacts in the world, and if one of tham die those artifacts will be useless, and they are all not even fully grown up yet, and they still have to risk they lives.

I mean, I know that to streight mane 6 and they friendship, they need to do risky stuff together, but it does not mean they should do all the job thamself.

Princesses are importand, true, but they have huge power and unbelivable duribility ( mane 6 without elements are normal ponies ), and military have more training and are high in number and expendable.

So why mane 6 were send to deal with dragon without any escort ( they almost got crushed by rock avalange and later eaten by dragon ), why Twilight had to be put in gamble that meaby Nightmare Moon will try to scare tham off instead of assaulting tham.
When Discord stolen elements, why mane 6 had to search for tham ( so Discord would have opening to attack tham ), when mane 6 would just stay behind under protection of Celestia and Luna, when over 1000 trained soldiers would search for elements.
ANd in changeling invasion Celestia could have epic duel instead of 15 secound laser fight when she get fast defeated, totaly dissapointing, and why Luna and Equestria guards did not escort mane 6 to armory ?

I just do not like that mane 6 is showed up as clishey heroes who need to do everythink thamself when everypony else are useless, I mean, they have 2 Aliorns with huge power and duribility for epic fights, they have army of soldiers what are expendable, mane 6 stronger point is that they can give 1 finishing attack, they should not be one pony army without elements.

This all just bug me all time ( I like the show, but I do not buy that mane 6 have to do all the dirty work when army and 2 godness stay behind and watch ).
TheNerfley Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sick piece man. You now have a new watcher. Keep 'em coming!
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! much appreciated :)
ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
The last bastion of resistance against the changelings

the final battle of equestria
ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I just realized that the sun is rising.

that means celestias still alive
patton360 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:iconcanterlotguardplz: :iconsaysplz: The outbreak had been sudden, if not unexpected. The Royal Canterlot wedding was still going on when hundreds of Changelings penetrated the shield and swarmed into Canterlot. The security shield had failed and the Changelings were taking over. The Wedding guests were fooled as we were all fooled by the Queen Changeling's ruse.

:iconchangelingplz: :iconsaysplz: It was inevitable. Our massive preparations had gone on far to long for us to simply stand down. We were like a blood thirsty animal, ready to throw ourselves into the frenzy. All we waited for was one word... FEED!

Nice Job :thumbsup: 7-8 of quality right there
ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
This looks awesome :)
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I recommend White Phosphorus, lots of it, plus flamethrowers.
Midnightshewolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
:jawdrop: This looks amazing! :+fav:
teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike dies first.
BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
"Okay girls, I fiigure that if we take down about five thousand Changelings each, then we win!"

"Pfft! In ten seconds flat!"

"Heh. Yeah. Um... Girls?"

"Yeah Twi?"

"See you on the other side."
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
AJ: "So Twilight, what should we do?"
TS: "Dust off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
Thalonkoju Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I really like the shading on this one. I think it's really an epic pic. Nice work!
blazah99 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Nice work! Though I'm still looking for Tom, maybe he's with the dragons now. =P
Any plans or ideas for a Derpy & Dinky and Doctor Hooves appearance?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, I actually didn't really have any until you mentioned it.
I might certainly consider doing at least Derpy at some point now :D
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Great work! X3
E-man300 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
zora-artist Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Epic Battlefield and those Changelines army looks so badass!and
the girls SO COOL!
djjafeth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist

TWILIGHT SPARKLE: Do not pray for easy lives my friends... Pray to be stronger mares... (JFK)

*displaying world war 2 epic battle music*
039520 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
epic piece
Trueblue02 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
*looks at fluttershy*

:iconwthplz:...oh all of my feelz for them changelings
Polkin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They lost the first time, so why try to fight the changelings a second time?
MadmanRB Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
This is badass
mrjerrio Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Reminds me of the Battle of the Morannon. (That's the Black Gate for you movie-viewers).
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