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Please be aware that interactions with this character might not be as expected, depending on how the character differs from the show version.

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King Sombra is (initially) a male umbrum unicorn, the former tyrannical ruler of the Crystal Empire, and the antagonist of the season three premiere and the IDW comics' thirteenth story arc. Princess Celestia tells Twilight Sparkle that he took over the Crystal Empire a thousand years ago but was banished into the frozen north. Before his banishment, King Sombra put a curse on the Crystal Empire which made it vanish into thin air. When the Empire returns, so does Sombra, who attempts to retake it. He is defeated by Princess Cadance and the Crystal Ponies' use of the Crystal Heart, later returning again with help from  Radiant Hope and eventually reforming.

Account Differences

These two accounts approach and play Sombra differently. It is not recommended to "cross the streams" and assume one account is aware of the actions and roleplay of the other. As always, remember that there are no official Show Character accounts.

 King Sombra

This Sombra account follows along using the canon of the comics to extend his character further. In the current Twitterponies timeline, Radiant Hope and Sombra himself are both permanently suspended in their exiles. Hope is residing willingly within the prison of the umbrum under the Crystal Empire, and after Sombra's last defeat, he is not a full creature. His physical body has temporarily disintegrated and his horn left behind, robbing him of nearly all of his magic. After grovelling to  Nightmare Moon, she allowed him to stay in the Castle of the Two Sisters in the Everfree in exchange for becoming an errand-runner, where he and his army currently reside. Sombra's body will NOT be restored by Hope as it happens in the comic, because this leads to his redemption arc. For now, his horn is lost in the bowels of the Empire and he continues to make vain attempts to gather enough force to lead a successful attack.




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