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A Hydra in Canterlot by Evil-DeC0Y A Hydra in Canterlot by Evil-DeC0Y
:icontwilighthappyplz: :iconsaysplz: "It sure is amazing that nopony was hurt in all of that."

:iconhappycelestiaplz: :iconsaysplz: "Yes it is, also it's very lucky that that tower was marked for demolition next week."

I feel that it is important to start the description off by saying that this picture is heavily inspired by the art for the 'Magic: the Gathering' card 'Apocalypse Hydra'(the image can be found here: images.wikia.com/powerlisting/... )

This is the first time that I've ever made a picture like this before, my previous "most complicated picture" wasn't anywhere near the scale of this one.
I decided to create my own design for the hydra, rather than use the one from MLP, the reason why is because I felt that the original design wouldn't have been as menacing as I needed to pull off the intended feel of the picture. But I definitely wanted to keep it close enough that it could still be recognized as a MLP hydra. I used dragons, and snakes(mostly anacondas for the head shape) as bases for many of the features

I decided to leave out the gore factor that was in the 'Apocalypse Hydra' painting, for the reason that I don't think that I'd like making a mangled guard pony (also I didn't want to put mature content censor on it;)).
I had three Wonderbolts flying around in this picture, but it felt way too crowded with them in it, so I took them out.

Also before someone comments on the incorrect number of heads, this isn't supposed to be the Hydra from Froggy Bottom Swamp, I'm under the assumption that the range of difference in the visual appearance of MLP hydras is similar to that of MLP dragons.

In addition, the reason that I made Twilight a unicorn, and not an alicorn, wasn't to in order to make any statement, it was because it wouldn't make any sense for her to be running if she could fly:p.


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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magicİ and it Characters both belong to Hasbroİ.

Magic: The Gatheringİ and it's respective rights belong to Wizards of the Coastİ
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:icondark-firespirit:
Dark-FireSpirit Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I like the way the hydra looks in this picture! :wow:
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D!
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:icondark-firespirit:
Dark-FireSpirit Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome. X3
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awesome! 
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
cool
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:iconznalot:
Znalot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Just sayin... You know that Wizards belongs to Hasbro, right? :P

Awesome art, btw :D
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhypnopieplz: :iconsaysplz: "Of course, all belongs to Hasbro." XD 

Thanks:)
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:iconjumpingbob:
JumpingBob Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
IF IT FRIEND. TO- HORSE WHY HORSE ATTACK TH????EM???
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:iconbubbubob:
Bubbubob Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I only have one thing to say...
Hale Hydra!
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
that dialogue in description... i call that total nonsense
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:iconjohn123253:
john123253 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I like this one! It surprised me at my first sight~
The mist, the light, the details....are very nice:D
Glad to see you made such a masterpiece again!
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:D
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:iconmcshootingstar:
mcshootingstar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
weres luna? oh ik shes sleeping she sleeps threw everything 
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:iconchevynut:
chevynut Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Maybe its before twilight came to pony ville
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:iconbonesatellite:
BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I like to imagine a guard being thrown off that balcony uttering a Wilhelm Scream.
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:icondeathsimbrace:
DEATHSIMBRACE Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
WELL...SHIT. I THOUGHT I KILLED ALL OF THE HYDRAS IN EQUESTRIA.
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:iconmatanuisaga:
MataNuiSaga Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
OH MY GAWD.... IT'S... *faints*
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:iconmelancholicghost:
MelancholicGhost Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
how do you kill a Hydra? the answer is simple: cut it in half either vertical or horizontal
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
M14 Core Set in a nutshell.
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:iconfish---food:
fish---food Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
My Little Planeswalker: Friendship is Magic: The Gathering
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work here. I especially like the detail on the Hydra and the tower.
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:D!
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
hi
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello:)
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:iconruin-shade:
Ruin-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
yay, MTG and ponies!
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Awesome work
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:icongbscientist:
GBscientist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That Hydra is gorgeous
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:iconlastbutnotalise:
LastbutnotAlise Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*o* Oh wow....this is amazing! 
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:iconalkorkrus:
AlKorKrus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Now I want to find someone to repaint my two Apocalypse Hydra's with this image.

When I saw this on EQD my first thought was "Yay!! More MtG: Ponies!"
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Ok, we´re completely screwed xD And something I never understood about Equestria security: What type of training do soldiers receive? I thought that there was magic attacks but we always see the guard carrying lances, even the unicorns. It´s not something odd that the changelings could conquer the entire Canterlot on a few minutes xD  
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:iconnukechaser24:
Nukechaser24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
But there is one they fear.
In their tongue, she is "Hovakin"
Hydraborn!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Great energy in this, I like it a lot.
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, now you've got me wanting to play skyrim, and I also have an incoherent ancient nord song stuck in my headXD


Thanks^^!
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:iconhumands:
Humands Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Nice MTG reference!
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:iconaj0joe:
aj0joe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Attack on Hydra XD
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:iconkronoxus:
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is MASSIVELY AWESOME!!!!
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:icondumah251:
Dumah251 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist
epic.:) (Smile) 
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:iconwingmanred:
WingmanRed Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Very nice! Good to see the guards doing something :D
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:icongreatteacherdicenso:
GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You fools!  What are you waiting for?!

LAUNCH THE JAGERS!!!!!!!
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:iconkyokusagani1999:
KyoKusagani1999 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
The details and imagery are spot on, stylistic, and very detailed.
Congratulations, you've made a name for yourself, and
 thank you very much for drawing this amazing work of art!
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:D!
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:icontaren14:
Taren14 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Yeah, I figured this was inspired by MTG XD I recognized the angle and the way the hydra was posed and whatnot =P
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:icongarretthegarret:
GarrettheGarret Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this thing did them a favor then? xD

Amazing work, love it! :D
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:iconevil-dec0y:
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GET UP ON THE HYDRAS BACK
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:iconcmdrnix:
CmdrNIX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:icondisneyphilplz:: WILL YOU FORGET THE HEAD-SLICING THING?!

Sorry, I had to.
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:iconshadowshay:
ShadowShay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that depth perception :O
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
lol that description conversation.....
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:icondoomsp0rk:
DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite good.  I absolutely love the layering of the hydra heads and the tower, it adds so much depth to the piece.
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:iconmegapatron:
MegaPatron Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Dark Souls in a nutshell?
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