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And Magic Is Heresy by NCMares And Magic Is Heresy by NCMares
"Please." the xenos looked up with hopeful violet eyes.
Behind that hope was fear, however. The being that stood before it was no longer the faithful student she loved, but she was down there, somewhere.

She had to be.

"Will you accept my friendship?"

Twilight Sparkle grimaced as a thousand memories came rushing to the forefront of her mind. Memories of the old world. Of Equestria. Of her friends and the love they shared.
For years she'd been haunted by the inability to complete the phrase. She'd forgotten what friendship was. Now she remembered.

She finally opened her eyes and Celestia visibly shuddered under her glare.

"I'm sorry, Princess."

The bolt pistol clicked.

"But friendship is magic..."

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Am I a heretic for drawing pony/40k? Maybe, but trust me when I say that it's a lot of fun-*BLAM!* This is also fueled heavily by the rule of cool. Should a xenos even be able to touch lovely commissar threads? Probably not, but I think she looks pretty darn awesome in them! If the rule of cool doesn't satisfy you, however, then my condolences. :[

Inspired by this fan-fic.

Twilight's considered a sanctioned psyker by the Imperium, so unicorn "magic" isn't what she's referring to. :) Oh, and this is probably best viewed on a monitor. It's a tad dark. GRIM-dark! >:]

Oh snap - that's the number three slot in the drawfriend! Thank you, guys! :D www.equestriadaily.com/2014/08…
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morion87 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
As a sanctioned psyker Twilight is in trouble just for talkng to Celestia. And Celestia is hoping for to much, the Twilight she knew died long ago. And to finish her sentence" But friendship died with Equestria long ago, and the mare you once knew died with it." If thats not what the fic says never mind. This comes from knowing the game. If Twilight once to put her old life behind forever she has to pull the trigger( the most she can give Celestia is a quick death.)
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Heresy! Delicious heresy!

Friendship is magic! And sanity is for the weak!
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Proxy51 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
There needs to be a lot more of this.  Looking at the frontpage MLP special today, I was just thinking how well a 40K crossover would work.  
Great execution! (No pun intended)
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a lot! I agree in that we need more 40k. :D
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And Twi is using magic to hold the gun....
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight's considered a sanctioned psyker by the Imperium, so unicorn "magic" isn't what she's referring to. :)
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And yet Celestia is basically a Demi-Goddess if not Goddess outright, seems more like Twilight is committing heresy. Who does she even worship? Did....did Christianity get to Equestria?
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa - hold up. This is based on Warhammer 40k, bud. :) You know - "for the emprah!" and all that jazz? It's a tabletop strategy game that has also spawned some awesome video games. Cool universe, for sure. :)
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. 
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Could somepony save Celestia from Twi?
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose they could. :)
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:iconscarletmarine:
ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Meh, and can ya also do requests?
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't, sorry pal. :[
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Dangit.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Perhaps I am missing something but why the hey would Twilight be shooting Celestia? Why would she be considered 'xenos' and be on the the receiving end of a bolter?

Especially since in most iterations of MLP/WH crossovers Celestia is made to be the God Empress of Ponykind.
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one here is loosely based on the stories 'The Dark Ones' and it's sequel 'Of Xenos and War.' I don't want to spoil nothing, but in this universe Equestria is paid a visit by the Imperium of Man after enduring a great disaster. I definitely recommend The Dark Ones - I thought it was a great read. :)
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Can you perhaps PM/Note me some more information. That doesn't really draw me in, especially if the story has Twilight killing Celestia, which concerns me very much, so you'e going to need to offer me enough information for me to think it is worth the read.

Also don't worry, I am one of those people who spoilers don't ruin the story for me. Heck, if there is a movie I want to see but can't I often look up information and it on TV Tropes... and willingly expose myself to spoilers.
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, nothing like that. When I say loosely inspired I mean real loose. :D One sec, I'll get you some details, no problem.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Ah okay, so the fanfiction doesn't have Twilight kill her mentor
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all. :)
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TheNeoStrike Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
lol Send me any links or details too.... it DOES sound interesting.
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:iconfellmoon:
Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Good to hear
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:icongeldrin:
Geldrin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you've got some EXTRA HERETICAL content here! Totally love it!
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you do! Thanks a lot. :)
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:iconnlrrebel:
NLRrebel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Never have been so happy for lurking on /mlp/
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just doing my best. :)
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Drag0nf1y Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
THIS IS HERESY!!!!!!

... but heresy is oh, so satisfying.
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcmansurvives:
CMANsurvives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
*dies*           *comes back to life* Whoa.
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
IBRAM SPARKLE!
or is it TWILIGHT GAUNT?

still omg........... my 2 all time favorit things come together!
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antibug5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Need more background info D:! How can it come so far?! 
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NyanCraftero Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Lord have mercy!!
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Zalleus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Let's hope she's nothing like Commissar Cain...

... or maybe, we should hope she's EXACTLY like Cain...
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, depends on the scenario. :)
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palguenumber3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
i just caught the funniest bit of the whole thing, while everyone else is crying about twilight killing celestia...notice that the bolt pistol "clicked" either twi is out of it, or she's letting her go, cuz bolt guns don't click they're mini rocket launchers, they boom. so good ol'twilight has either lost count of her ammo (meaning that miss obsessive compulsive has lost it) or the plee of friendship might have worked if just barely.
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah - I meant for the click to be akin to pulling the hammer on a handgun. :P
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Toadstooliv Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
do they have hammers though?? like i mean glocks are handguns, but they're hammerless

However this did not stop me from getting the meaning just thought i'd point it out
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah...good point, lol. I don't suppose they need safeties, either. :)
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:icontoadstooliv:
Toadstooliv Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
a surprising amount of games/stories omit safeties entirely
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palguenumber3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
few bolters need safety's they are actually bio-locked meaning only a select number of people can use them.
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watcher25 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Oh my god........




The imperium indoctrinated her...?

This... Is a failure of integrity not unlike the bs destiny of Princess crap...
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
"Twilight's considered a sanctioned psyker by the Imperium, so unicorn "magic" isn't what she's referring to."

Then what is she refering to? I don't get it.
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The magic of friendship. See, in the (awesome) story that this is loosely inspired by ol' Sparkle is scooped up by the Imperium. They refer to her teleportation/ levitating magic as a psychic ability, which some humans also possess. This is considered heresy and usually results in execution, but some Psykers that are deemed useful become sanctioned. So in this drawing Twilight has believed for decades that she was the sole survivor of her planet. She's been rolling with the Inquisition, which is all about finding and destroying all things heretical. In a sense she's been brainwashed and is in the business of destroying xenos on sight. She's been doing this for so long that she doesn't even consider herself a pony anymore and only knows the grim darkness of the far future. So to encounter another pony after all this time - let alone Celestia - is pretty darn jarring. Magic and witchcraft is the stuff of chaos, and that's not going to fly.

It's dark stuff, but that's why we love 40k. :)
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
"so long that she doesn't even consider herself a pony anymore"

I see. She needs a serious reboot of her brain, then. :-S
This Inquisition ... it looks like the worst of the SS and the worst of the Spanish Inquisition combined ... pant-wetting stuff: :-S


"It's dark stuff, but that's why we love 40k. :) (Smile)"

Well, some like it. I'm fine with that. But I prefer the happier type of things. ^^;
Though, that doesn't prevent me from appreciating the quality of a drawing. :-)
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, bud. :) Don't worry - I'm not all doom and gloom either, haha.

The Imperium is pretty awful, but it's gotta be to keep humanity from being wiped out. You know, 40k actually coined the term "grimdark." :D
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
" I'm not all doom and gloom either, haha."
Whew. *relieved* ^^


"The Imperium is pretty awful, but it's gotta be to keep humanity from being wiped out."

That would mean the ponies are a threat to mankind. How come? :'-(


"You know, 40k actually coined the term "grimdark." :D (Big Grin)"

I'm sure of it, now. :-)
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:iconncmares:
NCMares Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not even that! Mankind is so xenophobic that they tend to exterminate species for the crime of simply existing. In the story, however, it was another alien race that destroyed everything Twilight held dear. :(
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