History Blog / AskKingSombra

8th May '17 10:04:58 PM Theriocephalus
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A [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com Blog]] following King Sombra, represented here as flamboyant prettyboy and an incredibly BadLiar -- spending a thousand years frozen solid with no-one but his SuperpoweredEvilSide for company and being blown to pieces shortly after being freed didn't do his brainpower any favors. After being defeated by Shining Armor and Cadance, Sombra languishes in a narcissistic dreamworld, accompanied by a mare named Coffee Talk, whose soul was trapped along with Sombra's inside his falling horn. Most of the events of the first quarter of the blog take place while the horn is still falling, but Sombra and Coffee Talk manage to eventually free themselves after a visit from Luna, albeit with Sombra's magic greatly weakened from the damage to his horn, and begin a trek towards civilization. Sombra's end goal is to be King again, but his depowered state forces him to hide his real identity and prevents him from heading straight to the Empire and taking over outright, forcing him to use subterfuge… now if he could just lie worth spit, or keep from getting sidetracked...

The story [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/148200432937/ask-king-sombra-ahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahaaaaaaa ended]] on July 31, 2016.

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A [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com Blog]] blog]] following King Sombra, represented here as flamboyant prettyboy and an incredibly BadLiar -- spending a thousand years frozen solid with no-one but his SuperpoweredEvilSide for company and being blown to pieces shortly after being freed didn't do his brainpower any favors. After being defeated by Shining Armor and Cadance, Sombra languishes in a narcissistic dreamworld, accompanied by a mare named Coffee Talk, whose soul was trapped along with Sombra's inside his falling horn. Most of the events of the first quarter of the blog take place while the horn is still falling, but Sombra and Coffee Talk manage to eventually free themselves after a visit from Luna, albeit with Sombra's magic greatly weakened from the damage to his horn, and begin a trek towards civilization. Sombra's end goal is to be King again, but his depowered state forces him to hide his real identity and prevents him from heading straight to the Empire and taking over outright, forcing him to use subterfuge… now if he could just lie worth spit, or keep from getting sidetracked...

The story [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/148200432937/ask-king-sombra-ahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahaaaaaaa com/post/148180472164/ahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahaaaaaaa-gotchaaaaa-of ended]] on July 31, 2016.
2016. The author has since started a new blog, [[http://equestrian-post.tumblr.com Ask Equestrian Post]], set in the same universe after the events of Ask King Sombra, which is currently in hiatus as the author deals with some personal issues.



* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/1c2fc451d0277b275694249d5174b6f0/tumblr_mo7fpq1OEb1rj4ht7o2_1280.png The Royal]] [[ThingOMeter Bitch-o-meter]], [[https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/2e93d7a4d6c5defb2afd9f4de168c72f/tumblr_ndvpr75tfr1rj4ht7o2_r1_1280.png twice]] - [[https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/f3edf269a7e216b54eacaa78ec6af378/tumblr_nei0f52bVX1rj4ht7o1_1280.png sorry, I mean, thrice]] - and the [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/d85b47b2243b17b23085299ecc60cb02/tumblr_najc0qGBW91rj4ht7o2_1280.png Nice]]-o-[[http://31.media.tumblr.com/94219ef4651e0b91f9d45b68ad3edcbb/tumblr_najc0qGBW91rj4ht7o3_1280.png Meter]]. Er... [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/2e820e7be142f93d12a0d7ec22370a5d/tumblr_nf2dahzuAc1rj4ht7o3_500.png being-a-bitch-in-good-way-o-meter counts as bitch or nice?]]. [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/7f86ac2f82933b9c878614e3b2d0dc10/tumblr_ntgtqzJSEP1rj4ht7o4_r1_1280.png Part IV]] reveals Sombra's rating amongst the Crystal Ponies. The [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/41a2b499749a2a8381654651b40353a0/tumblr_o5570aNk6J1rj4ht7o10_r1_540.png Royal Bitch-o-meter final countdown]] after [[spoiler: Cadence]] becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy.

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* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/1c2fc451d0277b275694249d5174b6f0/tumblr_mo7fpq1OEb1rj4ht7o2_1280.png The Royal]] [[ThingOMeter Bitch-o-meter]], [[https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/2e93d7a4d6c5defb2afd9f4de168c72f/tumblr_ndvpr75tfr1rj4ht7o2_r1_1280.png twice]] - -- [[https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/f3edf269a7e216b54eacaa78ec6af378/tumblr_nei0f52bVX1rj4ht7o1_1280.png sorry, I mean, thrice]] - -- and the [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/d85b47b2243b17b23085299ecc60cb02/tumblr_najc0qGBW91rj4ht7o2_1280.png Nice]]-o-[[http://31.media.tumblr.com/94219ef4651e0b91f9d45b68ad3edcbb/tumblr_najc0qGBW91rj4ht7o3_1280.png Meter]]. Er... [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/2e820e7be142f93d12a0d7ec22370a5d/tumblr_nf2dahzuAc1rj4ht7o3_500.png being-a-bitch-in-good-way-o-meter counts as bitch or nice?]]. [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/7f86ac2f82933b9c878614e3b2d0dc10/tumblr_ntgtqzJSEP1rj4ht7o4_r1_1280.png Part IV]] reveals Sombra's rating amongst the Crystal Ponies. The [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/41a2b499749a2a8381654651b40353a0/tumblr_o5570aNk6J1rj4ht7o10_r1_540.png Royal Bitch-o-meter final countdown]] after [[spoiler: Cadence]] becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Caribbean Splash is probably one of the cheeriest ponies you could meet. [[spoiler:Then [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/51259196758/their-song-is-whistle-a-happy-tune-from-the-king his best friend/boyfriend is killed during the attempt to escape from the Crystal Wolves.]] Sombra [[KickTheDog says that him and the other deaths in the battle don't matter]] due to Sombra being, to put it nicely, [[ItsAllAboutMe a self-centered D-bag]].]] Splash overhears this and [[spoiler:[[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/51840622066/caribbean-puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunch decks Sombra right in the face]], hard enough to draw blood, [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/52099130841/splash-sombra-wat-r-u-doin-splash-sombra and follows it by giving him]] a WhatTheHellHero in a complete rage and trying to beat the hell out of him.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Caribbean Splash is probably one of the cheeriest ponies you could meet. [[spoiler:Then [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/51259196758/their-song-is-whistle-a-happy-tune-from-the-king his best friend/boyfriend is killed during the attempt to escape from the Crystal Wolves.]] Sombra [[KickTheDog says that him and the other deaths in the battle don't matter]] due to Sombra being, to put it nicely, [[ItsAllAboutMe a self-centered D-bag]].]] Splash overhears this and [[spoiler:[[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/51840622066/caribbean-puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunch decks Sombra right in the face]], hard enough to draw blood, [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/52099130841/splash-sombra-wat-r-u-doin-splash-sombra and follows it by giving him]] a WhatTheHellHero in a complete rage and trying to beat the hell out of him.]]him]].



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Sombra's EnemyWithin, Uber Sombra, who spends the entire story trying to corrupt Sombra into trying to take over the Crystal Empire again and undo any of his progress towards good. After being exorcised from him, the spirit takes advantage of Cadence's rage over Sombra and takes her as his new host.]]
* BigBadWannabe: Supremus Longhorn makes a valiant attempt to become a BigBad, attempting to use Sombra as a weapon in his plans to overthrow the Princesses and put his [[FantasticRacism beliefs about Earth Ponies and Pegasi into practice]], with the help of a [[TheDragon Changeling]] capable of brainwashing. Unfortunately he quickly discovers why it's a bad idea to piss Sombra off [[spoiler:when he invokes wrath of Uber Sombra, who promptly rips one of his back legs off.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Sombra's EnemyWithin, Uber Sombra, who spends the entire story trying to corrupt Sombra into trying to take over the Crystal Empire again and undo any of his progress towards good. After being exorcised from him, the spirit takes advantage of Cadence's rage over Sombra and takes her as his new host.]]
host]].
* BigBadWannabe: Supremus Longhorn makes a valiant attempt to become a BigBad, attempting to use Sombra as a weapon in his plans to overthrow the Princesses and put his [[FantasticRacism beliefs about Earth Ponies and Pegasi into practice]], with the help of a [[TheDragon Changeling]] capable of brainwashing. Unfortunately he quickly discovers why it's a bad idea to piss Sombra off [[spoiler:when he invokes wrath of Uber Sombra, who promptly rips one of his back legs off.]]off]].



* BodySurf: [[spoiler:After being exorcised from Sombra, Uber Sombra does this into Cadence.]]

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* BodySurf: [[spoiler:After being exorcised from Sombra, Uber Sombra does this into Cadence.]]Cadence]].



* BreakTheCutie: Coffee Talk [[spoiler:by her situation and Sombra's EnemyWithin giving her a BreakingLecture]] and Caribbean Splash [[spoiler:when his best friend Whistler is killed in the fight with Crystal Wolves.]]
** Turns out to have been the case with Drizzle: [[spoiler:she was sweet, happy kid until the Crystal Wolves kidnapped her and her sister. Her cynical personality is a result of being emotionally broken by what she endured.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Coffee Talk [[spoiler:by her situation and Sombra's EnemyWithin giving her a BreakingLecture]] and Caribbean Splash [[spoiler:when his best friend Whistler is killed in the fight with Crystal Wolves.]]
Wolves]].
** Turns out to have been the case with Drizzle: [[spoiler:she was sweet, happy kid until the Crystal Wolves kidnapped her and her sister. Her cynical personality is a result of being emotionally broken by what she endured.]]endured]].
25th Mar '17 12:34:21 PM Theriocephalus
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A [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com Blog]] following a loose storyline of Sombra, represented here as flamboyant prettyboy who enslaved the Crystal Ponies because he was jealous that they had better hair than him. After he was defeated by Shining Armor and Cadance, Sombra languishes in a narcissistic dreamworld, accompanied by a mare named Coffee Talk, whose soul was trapped along with Sombra's inside his falling horn. Most of the events of the first quarter of the blog take place while the horn is still falling.

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A [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com Blog]] following a loose storyline of King Sombra, represented here as flamboyant prettyboy who enslaved the Crystal Ponies because he was jealous that they had better hair than him. and an incredibly BadLiar -- spending a thousand years frozen solid with no-one but his SuperpoweredEvilSide for company and being blown to pieces shortly after being freed didn't do his brainpower any favors. After he was being defeated by Shining Armor and Cadance, Sombra languishes in a narcissistic dreamworld, accompanied by a mare named Coffee Talk, whose soul was trapped along with Sombra's inside his falling horn. Most of the events of the first quarter of the blog take place while the horn is still falling.
falling, but Sombra and Coffee Talk manage to eventually free themselves after a visit from Luna, albeit with Sombra's magic greatly weakened from the damage to his horn, and begin a trek towards civilization. Sombra's end goal is to be King again, but his depowered state forces him to hide his real identity and prevents him from heading straight to the Empire and taking over outright, forcing him to use subterfuge… now if he could just lie worth spit, or keep from getting sidetracked...


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* InsistentTerminology: Elkolas is rather insistent that Thranduelk is not immortal, he's ''immortelk''.
20th Jan '17 12:37:26 AM Eagal
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* ManChild: Stallion Foal!Sombra is incredibly immature and childish, prone to flights of fancy and immature behavior. When [[spoiler: Princess Luna tells him to stop acting like a child his response is "You're not my boss!"]]

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* ManChild: Stallion Foal!Sombra Sombra is incredibly immature and childish, prone to flights of fancy and immature behavior. When [[spoiler: Princess Luna tells him to stop acting like a child his response is "You're not my boss!"]]
9th Sep '16 7:44:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Unlike the Elk King, [[spoiler:Longhorn isn't ''quite'' so genre savvy, and ends up with another severed leg for his troubles.]]

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** Unlike the Elk King, [[spoiler:Longhorn isn't ''quite'' so genre savvy, and ends up with another severed leg for his troubles.]]
9th Sep '16 7:35:17 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* DeusExitMachina: The Elements of Harmony aren't available to use against Sombra because the story takes place during ''Keep Calm and Flutter On'', and they're busy reforming Discord.
8th Sep '16 7:58:39 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** The Elk King knows what he's dealing with in Sombra. While he does restore Sombra's powers in order to let Sombra defeat the dragons plaguing his village, the method he uses doesn't kick in for a while (leaving Sombra unable to go on a rampage while still in the village) and is also temporary, preventing Sombra betraying him after the task was done.
25th Aug '16 7:11:54 AM naal2
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* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Uber Cadence is revealed to be this before Uber Sombra stops possessing her.]]
23rd Aug '16 11:40:45 PM DarkfireTaimatsu
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* WeCanRuleTogether: Before his first defeat, Sombra tried this with Luna. [[spoiler: She refused, but this leaded to her becoming Nightmare Moon.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Before his first defeat, Sombra tried this with Luna. [[spoiler: She refused, but this leaded led to her becoming Nightmare Moon.]]


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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Calling Coffee Talk by her correct name (see AccidentalMisnaming above) is all Sombra needs to do to snap her out of an angry rant and get her to listen to him.
6th Aug '16 4:37:39 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* RedSkiesCrossover: Many other Blog/AskAPony blogs acknowledged the climax by having their characters look north and see the pillar of light involved in it.
5th Aug '16 6:15:35 PM Eagal
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The story [[http://ask-king-sombra.tumblr.com/post/148200432937/ask-king-sombra-ahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahaaaaaaa ended]] on July 31, 2016.
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