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Strength of a Thousand Stallions by Zedrin Strength of a Thousand Stallions by Zedrin
A roar shattered the serenity of the noon. Atop the overlook of the Equestrian town, a tower pierced the sun, with the commander of the militant forces overlooking the plains below. A panicked pegasus scout flew in to land behind his superior, bearing news that was by that time well known. "Dragon sighted at the northern gate! Sir, should we mobilize a defense?"

The commander did not move. "No. 1000 of our finest soldiers have volunteered."

The scout was silent, confused for a moment. He walked up to the battlements to see the plains below. There was but one soldier, walking to the ravenous beast, armed naught but with a spear and shield. The scout began to protest, "But... sir... I only see one."

The reaction was patient, and warranted a slight turn of the head. With a tone of utmost coolness and respect, the commander quietly responded: "Do not question one with the strength of a thousand stallions."


Shining armor is a badass.

Inspired by Two Steps from Hell and this amazing piece here: [link]

See its assembly here: [link]

Wallpaper Format for convenient downloads:

Redbubble: [link]

Credit to :iconcrappyunicorn: for the brushes which I totally overused xD
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:iconpgoshoundoom:
PGOSHoundoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
And this is the side of the fandom that I adore, wonderful artists with dramatic pictures such as this.
Great work!
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:iconstalkerzhs:
StalkerZHS Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
theres something wrong with this picture, its sadly missing a dragoon...
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:iconsonicrainboom706:
SonicRainBoom706 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
which fanfic is this
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's not.
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:iconargofinkal:
Argofinkal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Yeah, I like Shining Armor. Great picture!

One little detail... he is missing his cutie mark! The flank is showing, and it's all white...
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
BUTTS

HOW LONG HAS THIS GONE UNNOTICED WO:SUDHJF:WSDOIFWSDFDF

...um, let's just say this is how he earned his cutie mark maybe? ^^;
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:iconargofinkal:
Argofinkal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
So... he's barely a colt, and already has the strength of a thousand guards? Cool.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
HE'S A LATE BLOOMER
AND AN ORIGINAL CHARACTER
DONUT STEEL
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:iconmasterchief2000:
masterchief2000 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
shining armor is epic, if there was ever a movie he should be voiced by Sam Worthington, i think he suits perfectly.
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is awesome^^
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:iconslashingprices332:
SlashingPrices332 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent work! :O
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:icongreenrob:
Greenrob Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
not bad
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:iconzapdosrocks:
zapdosrocks Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thats bucking awesome! :icongoodjobplz:
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:iconmachopony:
MachoPony Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
freaking kickass!
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:iconqwert5671:
qwert5671 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I think the dwarf with crossbow will be all need to kill that monster...only simple shot at head guys!
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thick scales though

Ballistae might work.
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:iconqwert5671:
qwert5671 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Hmm... Yea. Dwarf with ballistae should work very good. Dwarf with crossbow can shot at eyes.
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:iconblackcatxel:
BlackCatXel Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*My EXACT reaction*
[link]

2SFHFTW
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:iconblazikenpwnsyou:
Blazikenpwnsyou Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
A reason why he's the main protagonist of my WIP fanfic. :D
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:icongrudgeholder:
Grudgeholder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I loved the original picture, and this just made it even better!
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:icon25carrot:
25Carrot Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
A breathtaking picture. If I ever produce a heavy metal album, this will be my first choice for the cover!
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:iconasluc96:
asluc96 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he's badass, damn badass
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:iconragnarokia:
Ragnarokia Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mares make dragons understand they need to move.
Stallions force them to move.
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:iconfascist-templar:
Fascist-Templar Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
THERE'S NO STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!
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:iconmysticwrites:
Mysticwrites Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
So awesome. So, so awesome.
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:iconmtherulerman:
MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconleonidasplz:SPAHRTANNNNNZZZZZZ ATTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK
:iconshiningarmorplz:I'm sorry, I think you might be in the wrong place.
:iconthisisnotspartaplz:A-HUBBA-DA-WUH?!?!??!?
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is awesome. No one can say thee isn't a badass guy in mlp now that shinings around especially if he's going around doing this. Great work.
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:iconblackattack1840:
BlackAttack1840 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I swear, if I see one more pic that makes me wanna be in a pony/skyrim world, I'll dedicate my life to inventing a multiverse machine.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
brb 3 hours
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:iconthrawn485:
Thrawn485 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
:iconfreeinternetplz::love:
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:iconthewickedrainbow:
thewickedrainbow Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
funny, i imagine her as a spartan from 300
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
him* xD That's Shining Armor.
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
damn right son.

Do shining armor vs Big Mac.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
been thinking of doing some cyberarmor for Big Mac and AJ and doing a bro + sis team fight, vs this [link]
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm(you can tell I am in deep thought)

THAT IS PURRRRRRRRFECT :iconchrysalisplz:
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:iconravengaurd6:
ravengaurd6 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
That Monster looks scared.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You would be too if you were about to face off with Shining Armor.
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Very awesome! :D
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
So awesome!
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:iconechodonut:
Echodonut Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty damn neat!
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:iconserpenttao04:
serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Of course it was inspired by Two Steps from Hell, it couldn't have been any other way.

TSFH + Great artists = Create awesome pieces. Exhibit A: Above.
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:iconsaro0fd3monz:
Saro0fD3monz Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
EPIC!
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:icondetah-ramet:
Detah-Ramet Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I can't help but think that the title is something of a fallacy, as the statement "strength of a thousand stallions" implies physical strength, but shining armor is demonstrating magical aptitude...
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
1000 unicorn stallions maybe?
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:icondetah-ramet:
Detah-Ramet Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
gender doesn't appear to have an effect on magical aptitude, so 1000 unicorns would be more accurate
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Mebbe, but the original song that inspired this was "Strength of a Thousand Men," so I wanted to do something corollary.
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:iconijustloveit619:
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is badass
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:iconvictor2012:
VICTOR2012 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn i lost the livestream T_T
oh well i hope next i have time to watch it
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
[link] it should be up here in a few hours. The speedpainting of it is on Youtube, linked in comments.
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:iconvictor2012:
VICTOR2012 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank but be in the chat while is happening is really fun and amazing to watch
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