Trotting Towards Nightmare Night: King Sombra (FIENDship is Magic # 1)
Here’s a villain that I feel is a bit under-appreciated, which I can understand as fans have complained, we don’t know much about him and what led him to become the malevolent ruler of The Crystal Empire that he became. In my opinion, not every villain needs a back story and Sombra was threatening enough in my opinion that he stood well without one. I mean, he was able to take over all of The Crystal Empire and drain the Crystal ponies of all their love.
Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?
Sombra was created to destroy the Crystal Heart, Princess Amore’s weapon against the darkness, and set free the umbrum army that sleeps below the city. The crystal awakens Sombra’s dormant powers so that he can carry out this purpose. Sombra fears losing his only friend, but the crystal says if he does not remove the Crystal Heart before the next Faire, it will destroy him.
Twilight Sparkle: I feel bad for him. He never got to see the Crystal Faire and it was all he ever wanted.
Princess Cadance: That and to crush the Crystal Ponies under his hoof. I wouldn’t feel too sorry for him, Twilight.