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A new take on the classic “Dogs Playing Poker” oil painting series by C.M. Coolidge. Original (titled ‘A Friend in Need’) can be viewed here!
Edit(sorry for all the updates): Forgot to mention this; this is a relatively quick piece I threw together to help plan out an actual oil painting that I plan to do. Final product will be posted in a few weeks!
Also, I didn’t realize how controversial this would be. For clarification, I’m not classifying Iron Will as a villain. I just think the guy would enjoy a night of poker!

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Background Pony #52AD
Okay, this was made in 2013, and this image has Trixie included. Didn’t she redeem in Magic Duel before this was made? Couldn’t Diamond Tiara take her place instead? I mean, she herself was an antagonist before her redemption in “Crusaders of the Lost Mark”.
Background Pony #B98B
this image always annoyed me, it’s like placing Alex Jones and Ezra Miller next to Hitler and Stalin
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Chryssy and Sombra may well regret laughing at the very unamused Nightmare Moon. The look on her face says she is SO done with this.
Background Pony #3875
‘Constantly encouraged Dash to act like a dick’
Really? That’s your big claim to her being a villain?
Why, it’s no worse than how Spitfire encouraged Dust to act like a dick by promoting and repeatedly praising her for doing so rather than slapping her down and ensuring her training as a team player the way she was supposed to do in her position?
Or perhaps for villainry we should look at Dust’s reaction to everyones near death! Which is almost exactly the same as Fluttershy and Twilight’s reactions to Rarity’s near death back during the best young flyer contest… And unlike with LD the nearly dead was supposedly their best friend.
Or hey, do we even need to bring MMDW into this? Because we totally could and really point out how pretty much every one of the mane six can be painted as a sociopath with much less work than Lightning Dust.
Oh wait, i forgot. Doing things like that is only bad when ponies you don’t like do them.
Which is ultimately why most of these jerks are labelled as villains - because they just can’t bring themselves to admit that most of the ponies they like are just as bad, so they have to sling around the term ‘villain’ to make sure those mean jerkfaces are clearly segregated from their favorites (who certainly can’t be just as bad no-sir-ee whatsoever).
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event

It's bad. In a good way!
…No-one said Gilda was not a villain here. FiM really only has 4 real villains though, but not a bad array of huge jerks. Trixie, Gilda, Diamond Tiara, and Lightning Dust all fit into the jerk category so I don’t mind them being here. It is just stupid adding in Iron Will or the Flimminy Flammers to a villain picture though. How about we add the overpriced cherry salespony as a villain too? We might as well! And in that one episode Fluttershy made her friends cry, so clearly she’s a villain too!! LET’S JUST PUT ALL THE PONIES IN THE IMAGE!!!!11 DERPIBOORUISTHEVILLAIN6ASJNSDF5A4NDGJBNSKJDB3NGKJSBGLSNETNN
Also it is a good image, but Sombra and discord could do with looking a bit less like vectors, facially.