King Sombra
King Sombra

Full Name

King Sombra


The King


Rule the Crystal Empire



King Sombra is a male unicorn pony and the main antagonist of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 3 two-part premiere, "The Crystal Empire".



A thousand years ago, King Sombra took over the Crystal Empire and subjugated the crystal ponies. His tyranny came to an end, however, when Princess Celestia and Luna overthrew him and transformed him into a shadow, banishing him to the Arctic North. Before his defeat, however, Sombra put a curse on the Crystal Empire, causing it to vanish for a thousand years. Celestia stated that if the empire was filled with love and hope, these emotions would be reflected across Equestria, but if hatred took over, black crystals would sprout from the ground. 


After the Crystal Empire reappeared, the crystal ponies were left with no memory of what their kingdom was light before Sombra took over. Twilight Sparkle and her friends travelled to the Crystal Empire to defend it, and met her brother Shining Armor on the outskirts of the empire. Sombra emerges as a cloud of black smoke and pursues the ponies. Though they make it through the barrier, Shining Armor's hone is encrusted with black crystals that prevent him from using his magic. 

Princess Cadance puts up a magical barrier to prevent Sombra from entering the kingdom. When the barrier was briefly deactivated, Sombra attempted to enter the empire, but his horn was severed by the barrier being reactivated. However, Sombra's horn began to create black crystals in the empire. Twilight and Spike attempt to find the Crystal Heart, the key to protecting the empire, located in Sombra's throne room. After evading the obstacles set up by Sombra, Twilight manages to find the Crystal Heart. However, as the barrier is shut down, Sombra invades the empire and traps Twilight in a ring of black crystals. 

With little options, Twilight orders Spike to take the Crystal Heart to Cadance. King Sombra, returning to his physical form, attempts to impale Spike with a dark crystal, but Cadance saves him. Using the Crystal Heart and the crystal ponies' power, they unleashed a wave of magic that restored the Crystal Empire and obliterated King Sombra. 

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