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The Seventh Seal by WillisNinety-Six The Seventh Seal by WillisNinety-Six
Well here's a first for me! Done entirely on pencil, no computers.

If you can't tell, this is referencing the famous chess playing scene in the movie The Seventh Seal. Here's a picture of the scene [link]

For those who don't know what The Seventh Seal is about, it takes place during the Black Death and tells the story of a knight who meets Death, whom has come to take the knight's life. However the knight challenges Death to a game of chess for his life, Death agrees and then they both play chess.
Now, I know it kinda sounds like a silly plot, but there is much more in the film besides the game of chess, trust me. The film has a very dark tone due to the Black Death, and that's something I'm into.

The Seventh Seal is definitely one of my favorite films ever! (And my most favorite foreign language film as well)

On a side note: Princess Luna as Death? How is that not badass!

MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro and was created by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye: The Seventh Seal was distributed by AB Svensk Filmindustri and was directed by Ingmar Bergman
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KaumiThomason Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very incredible piece and great job on the use of black-and-white in this image, THE SEVENTH SEAL is one of my favorite Bergman films ever!
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Skimaskkass Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best fan art ever as far as my own tastes go, my favorite movie and cartoon. I just finished Bergman's first movie today which was pretty cool called "Crisis". I hope to buy Persona or Tokyo Story today since Barnes and Nobles (american store chain, if your not from there) is having a 50% off sale on Criterion Collection movies. Great job.
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
very nice
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TheDrifterWithin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Twilight Sparkle as Max Von Sydon... well... now that's something.
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makiclan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done
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SergioKa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I think crossover universes can't go much more farther than this. Kudos to your imagination :)
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I didn't get the reference, but I still think that this is a great drawing! The shading is very well done!
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Laughed out loud when I saw this.
A.G.
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
...I think it might be time for me to finally watch that movie. Thanks for reminding me about it.
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keltar93 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This was the second to last thing I expected to see My Little Pony fanart of, yet I couldn't be happier to see it.
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Ambercatlucky2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
heh, this is great ^~^
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Ore-no-Monogatari Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Haha I never thought that I would find a Brony that liked Seventh Seal. Great movie. Nice job!
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ninllot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
genial, vestida de maltes
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filleg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Ha! I smiled when I saw this. :) "Det är jag som är döden. Jag har länge vandrat vid din sida." I've not seen it myself yet, but I really should. (I'm Swedish btw.)
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Ravenvampir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
A watched the Movie today.
Your picture pays great hommage to it.
You captured the atmosphere very well
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
as long as the game of chess doesn't turn into f#$%ing jamanji then it sounds pretty cool.....
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GorshmidtII Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twilight looks incredible in the Knight's gear. Looks like you made her a Hospitaller to boot, which gets extra points in my book as they were Crusaders and had a great color-scheme. The shading is nothing short of excellent and you did a fine job on Luna's mane. Luna's head is a bit small, but, that aside, this picture is amazing. Keep up the good work!
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caster19 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Luna now is my second favorite Death. Only Death from Sandman is better.
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this is Death, then I'll never have fear of death ever.
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SPINO495 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Oh..so..very...nice * rubs screen *
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A crossover between MLP and The Seventh Seal? That's the most unexpected that I've seen these days, good work!
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DeathLigerX86 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think you just sold me a movie... excellent work!!!! good old fashion greyscale with pencil, my favorite!!! words fail me right now. great pic!!
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Klice Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Holy guacamole, I love it ! The scenery's awesome (even if it's inspired from another thing, still a nice performance ! :D)
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KoshDrawfag Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Nothing like combining films about death and the plauge with MLP, I suppose. Did NOT ever expect to see this.
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SmokingSumSoup Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Oh thank god my parents and sister made me watch this movie, this picture made it more worth it!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
The Seventh Seal reference is awesome, but why is Luna filled in the role of Death? (Not that is a bad thing)
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Preanubis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Chess: Played on a 3x7 board in Equestria

lol, I'm teasing and have no idea about the reference scene, but hey, it'd ruin the joke if I said this first. nice picture!
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Preanubis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Hmm, scratch that, it appears to be 4 width in some spots. XD
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Whatsapokemon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this movie!

Holey moley this is brilliant!
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scootadoo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Dear god, this is amazing!
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TheoneYellow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oh I sadly know how this ends :´C
Great drawing though and even greater film.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Only thing possibly more badass is Dante's Inferno xD
I mean, Death coming to claim his soul and then being beaten by this one damned being. Yes yes, we all know he died, but still. HE KILLED DEATH AND STOLE HIS DAMN SCYTHE, HOW IS THAT NOT BADASS???
(P.S. I am currently reading the actual Dante's Inferno)
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TheGreenBrony Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I'm going to have to watch this movie now.
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Innak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Message from Kkat:

Nicely done. Very atmospheric. You capture this well.
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:iconatzel:
Atzel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
"Det är jag som är döden."
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Dr-Waveband Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Twilight: "Black for you!"
The Night: "It becomes me well."
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Tomasaki1319 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This film is on my need-to-see list, but even without having seen it, I applaud the legit-ness of your crossover.
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Zapp506 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
So Badass! :D
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My favorite part of The Seventh Seal is when Death tells Danny to look for the other half of Houdini's ticket to save Jack by taking him back to the movie world.
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GreenFrogRibbit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Antonius Sparkle For The Mother F*cking WIN!!!
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miniapplejack Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Beautiful, and I love the movie reference.
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent film crossover with MLP.
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Punisher143 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Have not seen this movie.
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
WATCH IT!
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Punisher143 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I'll try.
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you so much for making this. For months I have been upset by the lack of ponies crossed with Bergman and I imagined this exact image (although with an OC in the place of Death, but Luna works).
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SonOfTheNorthe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
That chessboard seems a little small. Only a 3x7 board?
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InfinityWhale Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Twilight loses the match, but manages to save her friends in the end.
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paxtofettel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
"Jag er Doden"


I have dreamed about this for ages....though Discord was Death.
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