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Trixie IS the Highest Level Unicorn! by SeeNotC Trixie IS the Highest Level Unicorn! by SeeNotC
OH shit, Trixie's got an FG-42! No, TWO FG-42s! She wasn't kidding about wanting revenge! Everybody RUN!!!

:icontrixiescaredplz: So, I did a ponies-with-guns picture. Originally I was going to draw Rarity, because those machine guns are classy as fuck, but Trixie was such a good little tyrant in the last episode that I decided to draw her with the guns instead.

A little info about the gun: That's a battle rifle developed by Germany during WWII. Basically, Germany's paratroopers didn't have good guns, because it's hard to jump out of a plane with a heavy machine gun strapped to your back. Originally, Germany dropped the troops and then dropped supplies for them to pick up, but this meant their soldiers had to run around the battlefield trying to find their equipment, all while being shot at.

To fix the problem, the German military developed the FG-42, a light machine gun that paratroopers could carry with them when they jumped out of the plane. Link to Wikipedia article: [link]

:D I like it because it's all steampunk-y. DAT SCOPE.

Oh yeah, and the amulet looks totally like the German eagle. [link]

:icontrixiewhatthehayplz: Anyway, it seems like kind of a dangerous world where any two-bit dictator can just buy a magical amulet and take over an entire village, don't you think? How the hell has Celestia stayed in power for so long?

:P Oh yeah, about the actual art. I was originally intending to make this a quick doodle with cell shading, but it turned into one big experiment with saturation. ~4.5 hours.

:iconrarityplz: If you like this, don't forget to +watch!
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sure, her takeover of Ponyville looked eerily similar to to the rise of Nazi Germany, but I still believe Trixie would have more of a Soviet style to her.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Guess I could have given her one of these, they're pretty cool too: [link] Although I like the FG42 design a little better.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you're gonna give her Red Army weapons, why not go classic and give her a nice gold-plated AK-47?
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Because development of the AK-47 wasn't completed after WWII ended. I wanted this picture to have a bit of a WWII theme. Besides, and I like the FG42 design better. Although the next time I draw a ponies-with-guns picture, I'll probably draw one with an AK.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Never heard of the FG42 until now. The MG42, yes.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
They didn't make a ton of them, so it's not nearly as well known as other guns like the Luger, the MP40, the Flak88, etc. It was more of a commando weapon, actually. I've only heard of it from browsing the Wikipedia pages on old WWII weaponry.
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Battleground Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Awesome episode. Trixie was boss.

Awesome weapon, too. The FG-42 was the one I used a lot in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Great pic.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks! After reading Jolt-the-dragon's comment, though, I realized that the guns' magazines are probably supposed to be visible from this angle... oh well :P
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JOLT-the-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just me being gun OCD, but the FG-42 has a more angled handle that is a little closer to the stock, you forgot to put the magazines on the gun (they go in sideways) and its the german falcon.

still, its a good picture
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
All the pictures I found as references had the magazines on the operator's left-hand side. Since we're viewing Trixie from her right side, the magazines are on the other side of the gun, so you can't see them. But the REAL reason I left them out is because this is the first time I've actually drawn guns of any type and I was afraid I'd screw them up and make the picture look ugly. Lastly, I chose the alicorn amulet symbol for a design because it's cool and looks a lot like the German falcon and it matches the amulet around Trixie's neck. It's also cool to imagine that there might be other evil artifacts made by the same guy, maybe a whole product line of "alicorn"-branded weapons and jewelry.

Anyway, thanks for the criticism! I love it when people call me out on stuff like this, it means I can make my next pictures even better.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo! Spawn guns!
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Spawn guns? I'm not quite sure what you mean...
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spawn in the gaming language means create it out of thin air and ready to go or use.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Oh, right! I wasn't thinking she created these out of thin air, though. More like, she bought them from a shady magic shop, kind of like how she got the amulet.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That amulet can do anything of course, in the wrong hands, it can be used for evil and twisted ways. Even an average baby, if worn, may grow older and become a tyrant in no time.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed!
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gongfuren Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia has all of the magical amulets. Nobody has more than Celestia, so she stays in power.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
That actually kind of makes sense...
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gongfuren Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, that evil zebra witch is so strong that she can make magical amulets out of doorstops. However, she doesn't seem to be the type that wants to rule. So Celestia is still in power only because the evil zebra is lazy.
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AlliTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
zecora isn't evil, and the ''magical amulet'' that was her doorstep was just looks
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gongfuren Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Joke flew right over your head there, buddy.
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AlliTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
It all makes sense. The evil Zebra can refill her water cup just by rubbing it with a hoof. We've never seen CELESTIA do that, have we?
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Rokushou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those shottys are Onyx Roses. They should be strapped to her back hooves.
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
No, I'm pretty sure they're battle rifles...
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Rokushou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should still be strapped to her back hooves. [link]
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
How would she shoot people, then? I don't understand...
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Rokushou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By bucking them, duh. It's almost like you forgot the PPPPK combo.
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DerpyHoovs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Sweet. Looks awesome gj :D
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SeeNotC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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