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Sunset Shimmer by BronyFang Sunset Shimmer by BronyFang
Admittedly, I was a bit lazy with this picture. Could use some touching up. Might get to doing that later though.

So after seeing the toy on display, a lot of people are speculating that this fine pony will be a new mane character in Season 4. Personally, I'm ok with this. I like her color scheme~

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-UPDATE 3/18/13-
The box for Sunset Shimmer finally came out. Might redraw this picture now that we have a clearer image of her merchandise vector. Also hints that the rumors about her are more or less false. [link]

-UPDATE 3/19/13-
Welp, there you have it. Sunset Shimmer is not going to be in the show afterall! [link]

-UPDATE 5/12/13-
SUNSET SHIMMER IS GOING TO BE IN EQUESTRIA GIRLS!! [link] Possibly the main antagonist, too!

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MidnightPizza15 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artist
I sent a thing asking to submit this to :iconsunsetshimmersclub:
MissIp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
TeamGumball Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i didn't even know this character was reall i thought she was a fan drawing that would never go onto mlp
MidnightPizza15 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
awesome I was wondering if you can submit it to my new group :iconsunsetshimmersclub: I already sent a thing
SkronashRex Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Love Adorable :)
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Alas, I would have liked to see her incorporated into the story.
masterchief80786 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems to look like my OC has a sister. Good for him.
Shudderbrush Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My standing theory is that, though she has a nice design, she is actually nopony important. She might make a cameo somewhere, but I doubt her name will even be spoken if she does.

Here is my reasoning.

#1. Her name essentially means "Twilight Sparkle". (Twilight is the time of day when the 'Sun-Set's, and 'Shimmer' is just another word for Sparkle or Twinkle)

I really doubt the writers would make two characters with matching names like that. If they wanted to make a new character, it would not just be a Twilight clone.

#2. Remember that Twilight just became an Alicorn. Think about that from a toy manufacturing perspective. Hasbro want's to release a set of 6 ponies for their masquerade set, and all 6 ponies need to be sold at the same price point. Twilights new Alicorn toy model is now bigger and thus more expensive to manufacture. Thus, rather than sell an Alicorn Twilight figure at regular figure price, they invented a Twilight mirror-clone recolor to take her place in the 6 figure set.

... thus ... she is almost certainly nopony special. (At least until fans make up an epic personality and backstory for her, that is).
Buccaneers6 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Further evidence that she's just a Twi clone is that her official description says "long ago, she was a student of Princess Celestia."
Shudderbrush Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where have you seen a description? I've seen nothing but pictures of the figure alone and low rez photos of the front of the box, but not the back.
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