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*screams* They did it! They finally did it! Darn them all to heck!!!!

*calms down* Hmm....not sure where that came from. Anyway, I guess it's been coming for awhile. I happen to think the newest My Little Pony show is fun and rather sweetly innocent (which is why I'm staying away from the fanbase *shudders* ) Plus, the Stephen Sondheim references in the music amuse me very much. The designs are incredibly pleasing, and I love the voice work, especially that of Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rarity, but I really love them all. It's just a lot of fun to watch!

This has probably been done before, but I still wanted to do the Gundam Wing guys in pony form, mostly because I knew it would irritate them XD I made them all pegasi, because wings seem to fit with the whole gundam pilot thing. I also kept their eyes somewhat the same as in the anime, because changing the eyes too much just didn't look like them anymore. I think I found a reasonable balance between Lauren Faust's pony designs and the anime GW style. I hope....

Now, onto the color choices and symbolism.... You will notice that the colors are basically the same as the gargoyle versions I did several months ago. I kind of wanted to be different this time, but....meh. If the colors work so well, why mess with them? I did give Duo a red outline, though, which I thought might be fun XD Their cutie marks are representative of their personalities/talents, not just visual indicators. Like, I put WAY too much thought into this. Seriously.

Trowa's is the clown mask, but that's perfect for him, not just because he ends up in the profession of a clown, but because he is a genius at hiding himself, not just from outsiders, but even his true self from his friends.

Duo, of course, has the scythe (Deathscythe, FTW! ) This represents not just his self-appointed persona as the God of Death, but also his talent for protecting others by taking up arms, and being silent but deadly about it (after all, what's more silent and deadly than Death? )

Quatre's was a bit harder...I almost gave him a violin, but then I thought about it, and his most powerful talent is as a leader and in uniting others. Therefore, I gave him a five-jewel design, the four others representing his four pilot friends, joining around the purple jewel that represents himself (it's purple, the color of royalty....Desert Prince...heh. Also, didn't want to put a white jewel on a white background. ) You'll notice a kind of star motif behind that, which references his Space Heart, (or whatever you want to call it) , and the fact that he and the others are from the colonies in outer space. I also made him a flying unicorn because, having made them all pegasi, I realized that Quatre's empathic power would probably manifest as unicorn magic. So...yeah...he's a flying unicorn. He's still way WAY less powerful than Celestia and Luna, the only other flying unicorns in the series, but I imagine they wouldn't be the ONLY ones. I'm just waiting to see more of them in the future, because I think it would be awesomesauce :D

Heero has another cutie mark that would be confusing to the ponies of Equestria. (They'd be baffled by Duo's, too) . Yes, I gave him a gun. A gun cutie mark.
Pinkie Pie: Hey! what's that on your cutie mark?
Heero: It's a gun.
Pinkie Pie: *confused* What's a gun?
Heero: It's a weapon.
Pinkie Pie: Ohhhhh! ....................... What's a weapon?
Yeah, prepare for pony brains to explode. Anyhoo, you'll also notice that I put feathers behind the gun, and the fact that they're *behind* has a reason; the gun shows his skills in battle, and in protecting others, but the feathers represent the goodness and caring behind his cold exterior. Another dual-personality thing, like Trowa's mask.

Wufei's is a dragon (which I would love to have as my cute mark! ) Obviously, since he belongs to the long clan (which is "dragon" clan in English) the dragon represents the fact that he's carrying on his family legacy, being the only one of them left. Also, it's red, the color of good fortune and blessings in Chinese culture. (If I'm wrong, let me know. I'm not Chinese! ) I had to try and make it look like an Asian dragon, when all I had to go from in the show was the river serpent they met in episode 2. I think it works ok, though.

I think that's enough wall-of-useless-explanation for now. Thanks for being so patient! This was my Sunday afternoon fun.

Oh, and thanks :iconboxdrink: for the use of your cloud vectors. It saved me time and effort, and I like the way they look!

I'm done now. Back to working on actually important stuff!
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:iconchibimina121:
ChibiMina121 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
very cute
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^_^
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temus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
the hiro´s cutie mark can be confuse not only to pinkie, maybe for ALL the ponies, because them live in a world without the type of wars of our world.
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
His old cutie mark, anyway.  I never liked it that much, so I changed it later on.  Less confusing for Pinkie, anyway.
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TheWildcabbage Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This...This is what true fanart is!!! I <3 this so much!! Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is awesome and your profile is amazing ;D
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much!  I had a lot of fun with this crossover XD
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Azurelong Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
You ever have any thoughts of putting them in Gundam armor?
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:iconsapphiregamgee:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, good heavens...probably not unless someone commissions me to do so.  It takes a lot more work to design and draw the gundam armor for pony bodies XD
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sphynxiechan1301 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I just say how much I love the fact that pony-Heero is green? Obviously because it's my favorite color, and because it strikes me as the color of his tanktop in the anime ^_^ BUT also because it strikes me as a 'moss green' which is apparently the color that Heero's hair was supposed to be from his original design. Anyway, green for the WIN!
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I forgot about the moss-green thing!  He was also supposed to be a girl originally, from what I understand.  But an early draft, I think.  I just liked the way the green looked, though I could have gone with white or blue, too.  I just settled on this (plus he'd be able to blend in and such better. )  I'm so glad you like this!
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goodfornothing117 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student
The 5 badasses in Gundam have been ponyfied. Do one for SEED, I bet Kira would look funny.
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't know SEED at all? O_O
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Heero-Yuy01 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
That look on Duo's face just screams "I'm about to prank Quatre and Trowa is going to help me" lol Trowa looks like he's thinking do I have to help Duo with his prank? Quatre is completey oblivious. Heero looks like he's happy, because a woman had something to with this, and that is enough to make Wufei angry XD
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting and amusing assessment XD
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Heero-Yuy01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I've had that thought for a while now. Also I'm sure you are aware of it, but someone has created a crossover fanfic based on your GW pony works. Not gonna lie it is really funny too, though I wash there were more than three parts to it. Oh well, since the writer is taking their time with it it's all good : )
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, where is this fic? :D
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:iconheero-yuy01:
Heero-Yuy01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
It is at [link]
It isn't complete, but it is really funny.
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:iconsapphiregamgee:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the link!
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:iconheero-yuy01:
Heero-Yuy01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
No problem.
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:iconcharteam:
CharTeam Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this needs to be in the show. that is just plain win
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:iconsapphiregamgee:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am rather fond of my crossover XD
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonder how they operate there gundam like that
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think the gundams would be more like body armor, but I dunno.
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes i agree. that in turn would make it more awesome as well
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:iconkysera-chan:
Kysera-chan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Kawaii! I love this piece. So adorable and puts me back in the old days with that gang. Good times and amazing job!
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I had so much fun designing these...you have no idea XD
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:iconrythela:
Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I want a Cuddly Hiro and Quatre Plush of this! They are so lovable
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:iconsapphiregamgee:
SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You'll have to go to :iconMeowoplease: who has already done a Trowa pony plush. It's so adorable!
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Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I know! I saw it! He is adorable! I want a Hiro version so that I can ride off into the sunset...Well, snuggle in bed xD
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He'd be so snuggly!
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Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah
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:iconrythela:
Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank Goodness that Relena isn't in here. Boy do I hate that girl! I LOVE These guys!
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Relena gets a lot of hate, which I personally don't share, but she's certainly not my favorite character, either. The main five are my faves :D
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Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, I fell in love with Hiro [Heero in English] while Quatre is muh brother. xD I love the boys. They're great and Torturing poor Wufei is hiliarious! You should do is have him watch "Mulan" That that's evil xD
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, definitely! I adore them all! (I see Heero looking at Q as a little brother as well :heart: ) Maybe someday we'll force Wuffers to watch it XD
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Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
XDD When you do, it's hiliarious! He starts yelling at the TV:"INJUSTICE!!!" xD
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He'd be picking apart the cultural and historical mistakes/inconsistencies (which I never cared about, because I don't expect historical accuracy with Disney. They're just interested in telling a great story! )
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Rythela Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh .It's just hiliarious when he watch it though xD
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, truly XD
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Tehwatever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Fluttershy and Quatre are two ponies you do NOT want to push around.
I absolutely love this :D
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Totally! Do NOT push the cuties too far XD I'm glad you like this!
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Tewateroniakwa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! Duo's pony is prancing. Ha, he would. :)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He so would XD
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Quite the concepts! Having watched Gundam Wing and lately MLP: Friendship is Magic (as a sort of anti-virus to me) I couldn't help but have this catch my eye, along with the other drawings! :D I wonder how they'd go as audience to meet the three Princesses (Celestia, Luna, and Candace)?

I like Duo and Wufei's designs, though also Heero since green's my birthday colour in a way! :)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the designs! These were fun to do, so the fact that they catch everyone else's eyes makes me happy ^__^
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Glad to hear it! :D
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MasteroftheDamned17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Hey mind if I use this for the cover picture for the fimfiction on this? It would really catch everyones attention I think. Though that logo might be a problem, if you got this pic without it it would help if not thats cool. You get full credit for inspiring this idea you know that.
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You wrote a fic for this? How sweet! May I see the fic? And yes, you may use the artwork ^__^ I'll take the watermark off long enough for you to get the art without it. Let me know when you have it so I can put the mark back on ^__^
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MasteroftheDamned17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Okay got it :)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Watermark back on ^__^
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