A vision of King Sombra in Princess Celestia's flashback.
King Sombra, looking before the Crystal Ponies.
Standing fierce and proud - but not for long!
King Sombra being defeated.
Sombra being turned into shadow.
King Sombra chases the ponies.
Sombra's shadow form seen in the background.
King Sombra and Shining Armor.
King Sombra's eyes watch the empire.
He can see his way to the empire.
This is what it looks like for The Crystal Empire alternate ending.
King Sombra, has taken over.
The unicorn, has failed her test.
I must get to my crystal ponies.
Sombra regenerating his horn.
King Sombra looking down at a Crystal Pony
Sombra enters the empire.
"Ready or not, little dragon, here I come!"
King Sombra's body has returned.
And he's happy about that.
Keeping an eye on the Crystal Heart.
Sombra's mouth wide open.
He totally didn't expect this
Standing on a sharp piece of crystal..
Oh come on, I just got my body back!
King Sombra turning into crystal before getting shattered.
Beware the strut of the king!
Say what you will, he knows how to decorate an evil castle.
One King to rule them all...
You gotta feel bad for that guard-he tried so hard.
But the power of the King could not be undone.
Sombra's so bad even Dr. Hooves is going to war.
Midtown comics variant featuring King Sombra on the cover.
Well, this doesn't look good.
Ain't he a handsome devil?
I can't tell if Rarity is just really excited to hear Sombra talk about Celestia or whether she's fawning over him herself.
FINALLY, another pony on Celestia's eye level.
This would be a great story to tell the grandfoals...that they'll probably never have.
Love is in the air...everywhere you look around...'
What do fiction writers have against characters being happy?
Wow, who'd have thought Pinkie Pie would be the killjoy? It really IS mirror Equestria!
First time Spike's ever taken a love letter to Celestia.
So I get the absence of Prime Sombra...but where's Mirror Chrysalis?
Well, that's an unfortunate turn of events...
You think he's mad at Twilight or just at the fact that he got shoved into the top right corner?
He's terrifying even without color!
Uh, Spike? I think Sombra's still mad at you...
This whole story is a rollercoaster that goes from "D'aww" to "Ahhhh!"
Thus did the lonely child become the king of monsters.
(The creators just won't give us a full version of this fight, will they?)
This is one Tirek short of a "Game Over, Equestria."
Well, he's definitely smarter than Tirek.
And we start to see why villain teamups never work out.
...Prime Sombra's shorter than Mirror Sombra, it seems.
Darn, missed opportunity for an awesome villain throwdown.
So we're pretty much hosed, aren't we.
I think he missed the throne.
Does this forebode tragedy...or triumph?
Emperor? Was king not good enough?
Ever notice how Rabia
does all the talking?
It seems like Sombra's less a ruler and more an executioner...if anyone were actually dying.
I think he's starting to realize that he's not the one really in charge here...
He may be evil, but he does appreciate the simple pleasures.
Sombra! You're throwing off the whole "menacing cloaked figure" theme!
The start of a tragic tale...
Admit it: this is where you started shipping them.
You know, his smile is pretty pleasant when you can't see the fangs...
Two tragic villains, two through-and-through jerks...and a wannabe girl band.
This cover makes it half look like he and Tirek are staring each other down...I'd hate to be in the middle of that fight.