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I Will Protect my Subjects from You by RedApropos I Will Protect my Subjects from You by RedApropos
I don't see enough art showing sympathy for Celestia.
Be it heartbreak and betrayal, love-consuming political terrorists, chaos incarnate, or whatever Sombra is, Princess Celestia deals with a LOT of shit, and has to handle a LOT of baddies.

"Dear Princess Celestia...

You've handled things like a boss since time immemorial. Don't you EVER stop kicking ass.

Your faithful self-inser-- I mean subject, Red Apropos."


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The panel spacing and distribution works well, making each challenge the same despite the immense level of detail required for each one. the colors, the singular words that sum up the best of what's worst do a great job of making the point clear and not overdoing both art and script. The characters are well rendered, and Celstia shifting right and left from each encounter is a subtle nod to the dangers surrounding Equestria. The only thing I marked down was originality because none of these were created by the artist. But to me it's a great display of Celestia taking on her rogues gallery and the artist makes a point about ruling and caring intertwined.
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108 out of 112 deviants thought this was fair.

Once again. A good comic strip regardless of whether or not someone is a fan of MLP or not. But instead of just blabbing on in one massive a55 paragraph I'll cut it up into pieces... with a flaming sword nicknamed the Gehenna.

Vision- I must say this has a lot of work put into it. Not by just the artwork but mostly by displaying different emotions. You clearly had a good idea what you wanted to do.
Good ol 5 stars for you again.

Originality- I'm sure somewhere along the lines somebody has taken a character and placed them in something similar to this before but until I see such a thing I'll say you deserve originality credit.
5 stars... for now.

Technique- Separating each foe into a different box was not only clean but simply smart.
5 stars... oh you're close to getting full five stars... how rare of me

Impact- You really did well on this when it came to emotions. In each box you showed different reactions of Celestia against her kingdoms greatest threats.
Sombra- Showed that even the mightiest could fall to corruption
Discord- Showed she was somewhat overwhelmed by the crazed ruler of chaos
Chrysalis- Showed she was pretty damn angry over how easily she fell to her tricks and plots.
Nightmare Moon- Showed her sorrow for she knew exactly who her enemy was and how she became to be.
The Impact placed here was well done to show us her emotions to her adversaries.
Wait what? ... NOO. I don't believe I'm actually saying this... you got a 5 AGAIN... for the fourth time! WHAT THE **** REX?!

*please stand by*

So in summary you got a full five star review by me which is extraordinarily rare of me... Enough has been said.
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VL32 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconkingsombraplz: Corruption: The tyrant Celestia image that has overpopulated the fandom.

:iconqueenchrysalisplz: Deception: That version of Celestia who's name I'll leave REDACTED.

:iconmlpdiscordplz: Chaos and :iconnightmaremoonplz: Betrayal: Reverse Elements.
Ajksob Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Nice letter.
ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AWSOME, brony! :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:

improvedletter for Celestia:
"Dear Princess Celestia.

We all know you've been through many bad things on these milleniums you've lived, and yet you always kicked flanks like a boss to protect us.
We can't thank you enough for this.
We know that we can always trust you.

~Nightlight Twinkle~"
Redfierykitteh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Filmographer
PawPrint1343 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artist
Sombra: I will eat this sparkle
Clockblockers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not keen on Celestia, due to her having little to no character development, aside from season 4 episode 1/2, where she can be seen crying as she banishes her little sister. I think that Discord has had the most character development though, and judging by that wink he gave the Princess in Season 4 Episode 26(?), they could have been involved with each others lives at one point.
PawPrint1343 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Artist
There like the Elements of Disharmony
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
*give chrysalis love to feed on*
hero1211 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
how does princess celestia know sombra and the queen of the changlings?
jerpunkin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
You know, it would be nice if they would make a movie WITHOUT a villain that wants celestia dead?!?!?
FlockOfMoosen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Celestia and Twilight have always been my favorite characters.
snowpony9177 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Love this!
9king Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
last. panel. wow.
AquaandRozesrpbud Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can someone PLEASE explain who Sombra is and what he wants to accomplish? -is only on the middle season two-
LillyGeneva Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nobody can tell you until you finish season 3 because of spoilers
AquaandRozesrpbud Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww poop! -sits on mah head with crossed arms-
XD-385 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Writer
It's a shame Celestia is not being shown as competent as I am sure she is in the show as of late. I hope that changes in the future because the Celestia from Season 1 and 2 was certainly a wise and loving leader who was also clearly powerful.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The last panel... :( :( :(
Duckyworth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? I think Celestia gets WAY too much hate - as you said, she's faced off with a TON of villains, so she definitely deserves sympathy, ESPECIALLY for having to banish her own sister.... :cries:

Brilliant artwork. :clap:
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You see what Celestia have to go through? She banished her sister into moon because she was jealous , despite all the care. She had to face chaos incarnate, succubus and evil overlord, but only because they are "cool", she was always considered as bad guy. Well, yes, Discord is good now, and i like him, but if she didn't stopped him 1000 years ago?
Sallitha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad ;-; whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy D:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
hmmm, wrong face for chrysalis. it would not be her smiling, it would be her about to sol herself cause she did not realize she has a powr boost.. oddly enough if she did know she would ahve probably lost actually.
AquaandRozesrpbud Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was Discord even bad?
PrincessPeach20 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad for Princess Celestia. Literally she gone through fighting a corrupted unicorn (King Sombra/Sombrero) that might've been her student, a god of chaos and disharmony (Discord), a shapeshifter/master of disguise (Queen Chrysallis sorry if I misspell that), and a corrupted version of her own sister. That must have been really hard on her, especially sending her sister to the moon for about a thousand years. It could've taken a huge toll on her, so that might be the reason why she founded the Magic School for Unicorns (Sorry if I get the name wrong).
TL;DR version: Princess Celestia gone through a whole lot of stuff over the course of her lifetime.
LegendaryHyuuzo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Wow... I just realized that Celestia is so fucking amazing!! 
Seriously, that blows my mind. o_O
Nice art.
Kana-The-Drifter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't like Celestia, Luna and all villains are the best.
TVnGames Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RedApropos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've learned so much from this comment!
You don't like Celestia. Congratulations!! :D
ChaudStarpower Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love Celestia
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Lol good onr

Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does everyone hate Celestia?
Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student
I know:(
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, poor Celestia.
Neminine Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I call Sombra The Evil Crystal Vampire... Thing.
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Ah yes, here's to Celestia.
The most pathetic evil empress since Rita Repulsa.  Couldn't handle Sombra properly, sentenced her sister to centuries of torture and losing the only weapons her kingdom had, let Discord escape, and was beaten by a bug that was hiding right under her nose, and poorly at that.  Ah well, once Twilight inevitably goes insane i'm sure she'll take care of Equestria's incompetent princess problem.
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
*LoL* I don't think Celestia's evil per se, but I can't deny that she seems too easily conquered. ^^;
pskullv Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Dayum! (Actual reaction)
I never looked at it like that.
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
really celestia
you don't get involed with sombra
you let discord run a muck 
you get taken out by chrysalis
and you got sealed in the sun by nightmare moon
really you protect the subject my ass you do. 
RedApropos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're an idiot.
I don't even think you understand how stupid you are.

Go home.
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
jeez calm down i think celestia is an ok character but sometimes she just seem like such a troll.
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
you must test your replacement some how
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
test i think you have gone little far we you put the faith of an entire empire at stake all the previous ones i thought were good test.
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
touche Spaceman
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
thanks be to my old English teacher.
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SkrillexxFH Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightmare Moon: Bitch.
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have skills! :o
Ashl3yfox2251 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
oh yeah I forgot to mention...THAT THIS IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD DRAWING!!
Ashl3yfox2251 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
dear princess celestia,your the worst princess in rely soly on others to do your dirty work,allow yourself be beaten by queen chrysalis,you let your faithful student throw herself in harms way,you didn't have the guts to kick the unholy hell out of your sister when you needed to and to top it off you even doubted your own student when she tried to warn you about reards.
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