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forgive me by blu-red forgive me by blu-red
they could have done so much more with the villain ;_;
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Jalieu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
The show shouldn't have gotten rid of him! Just think of how epic he would be if he came back!
ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to sound mean, but I think it's really stupid for king sombra to loose to nightmare cheese. I respect your art, but I could at least imagine a good fight with sombra winning
moon159159 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Its so cute. I love it :3
0Amelia0 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I totally agree. He seemed pretty cool, and was obviously very clever, considering the complicatedness of his castle. He could have been a really great bad guy, and I'm kind of disappointed that more didn't happen with him.
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
not all villains need depth
KurseofKings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
"they could have done so much more with the villain ;_;" I feel the exact same way. Seriously.
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
not all villains need depth
NightshadeTheRanger Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
Villains, like all characters, need depth. That's how characters seem real.
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
But what does depth mean for a villain?
Does that mean having a terrible childhood or wanting to make the world better?
If we are talking about being real then what about Bashar Al Assad? He kills his own people just so he can stay in power and His childhood was normal. He just likes being the president of Syria and uses chemical weapons on innocent people including children. And I am pretty sure he is a real person
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually agree he doesn't necessarily needs depth.  Sometimes a great villain is one that is single-minded but powerful; it serves as a contrast to all the other characters, who do have depth and humanity, thus dehumanizing Sombra in a way that makes him menacing.  Still, I can see why people are disappointed with what we got (I am too, actually). 

I would say a better word for improving Sombra's character, rather than depth, would be characterization.  We really don't know who he is as a pony aside from his job (a tyrant), and his apparent love for crystals, enslavement, and fear magic.  There's definitely a hint at what kind of character he is, but we never actually see it in action.

He didn't even really need to talk, he just needed to be allowed to do more; let his actions speak for themselves.  Let us see how he uses fear and violence against his enemies.  Let us see how much of a monster he is when he shows enjoyment over causing suffering.  Let us see him be clever, maybe trying to manipulate the main characters against each other through their fear.  I know I'm starting to sound a bit like Discord, but that was why Discord worked initially as a villain; we got to see his character in action, and we could see how he thinks.
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