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Guardian of Tartarus by Cannibalus Guardian of Tartarus by Cannibalus
Isn't he cute? ^^

It was so fun to draw and detail this picture, but I need to make some custom brushes next time :)

Work in progress


:iconthecarbonmaestro: has made the epic music with that picture: 11 Tartarus - Pony Empires Complete

:iconnicolasdominique: dedicated his track to Cerberus: Cute Guardian of Hell
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:iconaelioszero:
AeliosZero Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I googled tartarus and this was the 7th result that came up
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Regidrian Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Considering writing a fanfic centered around Tartarus. Would you be willing to let me use this incredible picture as coverart?
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:iconcannibalus:
Cannibalus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure )

And please, let me know when fanfic will be ready. I would like to read it.
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Regidrian Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Will do, and thank you very much!
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ZaeSims123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Oh no, I was thinking about a fanfic based on Tartarus! I would love to know your ideas on your story. :)
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Regidrian Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Without getting spoilerific, this is the story description I've thought up:
"Tartarus. In this place rivers of fire run along banks of ice. Nightmares walk among us, no more uncommon a sight then bunnies or birds in the world above. The ponies above know little of us, and little more of what we do. To them, this place is merely a prison, a pit where the greatest evils of the world are thrown. To me, it is home. My name is Winter's Fall, and I have never seen the sun."
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ZaeSims123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
WOW, well that blew mine out the way. Sounds awesome. Mine was just based on a legend of what should come if the gates where ever opened involving the greatest team up involving all the good guys and bad guys work together with a few extra things here and there. But just your summary was astounding. I hope you can post it, I would certainly read it.
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a cute puppy ^^
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MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sure...cute...
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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
You did a great job with this!
You really gave him/them personality, and you worked with an idea that for some reason is never used.

...just a thought, but what if all Ponyville's problems are because they are less than a day away from Tartarus?

Good job! :thumbsup:
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! And Celestia was the one that suggested that the town be built there in the first place. Why would she want anyone to live next to what I can only assume is the pony version of hell.
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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know. And it's not like there was really anyone to protect the town-the bearers of the elements weren't even born yet. They had to defend themselves way back then. At the rate the town is attacked by monsters the town's residents were probably capable fighters. So why do the residents of ponyville have a complete inability to hold themselves together when attacked by bunnies?
This could be explained, though, if Celestia herself guarded the settlement. The ponies would become softened to concept of danger but due to the fact that they were always protected by their queen, they had no actual fear of it. So when something does actually happen they freak out due to the sheltering they had experienced under Celestia's protection.
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Kh0nAn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That background. Wow.
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could find him in the Nether... I would so try to tame him before he devoured me ^3^
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Awesome and cute
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Hedimaal Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Great job, are you open to suggestions?
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Cannibalus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure.
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Hedimaal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Could you do one of those?
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I think this is the first fanart I've seen of Tartarus...or a part of it, at least. :D
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commander672 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I wish we could shove all the evil creatures into an underground cave and stick an immortal, three-headed guard dog in front of it.

But alas, we had to settle with Australia.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:iconsniperplz:: Oy!
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commander672 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Its true and you know it! For god's sake if it doesn't bite, poison, sting, tear, rip, or blow you up, its probably a foreign species!
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garciarael Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:iconsaxton-hale:: THAT'S RIGHT!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness
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renaissancepony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gluttony...

oh the terrifying monsters of hell can be so cute sometimes

great work
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Necromagenvion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I can imagine some kind of tour guide saying "And to your left, you can witness the protector of Tartarus, maximum guardian of this prison of maximum security where the most ruthless and grotesque criminals are kept under control"
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CelestialBrony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I can't even breathe, there's so much epic shit on the drawfriends today! /)^3^(\ I'd give a more thought-out comment, but the drawfriend is 70 parts today and I can't spend THAT much time! :D

So much volume and effort put into this. 11/10 <3
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Libra-W Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
and this is why i love dogs

^3^
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J4B Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how it is both adorable and threatening at the same time.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, the hellhound at the volcanic river to Satan's domain.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep!
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Ramones-MLP Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The fur is so amazing :icondashsoawesomeplz:
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the scenery here man! or female idk xD
nice work!
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Orcha3000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know this is kind of rude but how is this pony related?
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Cannibalus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Season 2 Episode 20:
link
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Orcha3000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I assume that would be the city of Pandamonium/Dis/Hades over there in the background?
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Hellmaze Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
o.o

My mouth fell completely open and stayed there for about half a minute... That's how amazing this pic is.

Great job!
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kakashismbz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I was just saying to myself, "Tartarus is canon... Why hasn't there been more art or fanfics about it?" It really makes you think, is Tartarus an afterlife thing? If so then how did that dog escape? Perhaps I'm over thinking it. Awesome picture.
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