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MLP Dota 2 Animated Card: Grand Magus by Yudhaikeledai MLP Dota 2 Animated Card: Grand Magus by Yudhaikeledai
Twilight Sparkle the Grand Magus

Main Attribute: Intelligence
Role: Nuker, Disabler

In Equestria, unicorns who attend the Magic Academy will eventually become mages, that much can be certain. By achieving the rank of ‘Mage’, that unicorn has shown basic control of magic and the ability to cast a few simple spells. However, those that truly want to be recognized in the field has to either be accepted into or catch the attention of the Magus Order.

The Magus Order comprises only of the finest and most accomplished of mages; unicorns who have dedicated their lives into studying the field of magic. Created by the two legendary Magus, Aghanim the Magnificent and Rubick the Cunning, the Order maintains a strict policy on who to take in. Only once did they encounter a mage who surpassed the legendary abilities of the two founding Magus, a then no-name of Starswirl the Bearded, and they were certain that nopony would ever come close, much less surpass, the talents of Starswirl.

That is, until word of a certain mare reached the ears of the Magus Order. Tales of her powers and her talent intrigued them. However, what really caught their ear was that this unicorn, one who went by the name ‘Twilight Sparkle’, was actually hoof-picked by Princess Celestia herself to become her student.

They had heard enough and asked the unicorn to be brought forward for them to appraised. On the day of the test, Twilight trotted forward and unleashed a spectacular display of magic. From simple levitation and weakening bolt spells to nullifying other spells that were attempted to be thrown at her. But the one ability that left everypony, even Celestia herself, dumbfounded, was an ability only Rubick the Cunning possessed: spell stealing.

By tracing the remnants of the last magic cast by any user, Twilight is able to take, analyze, copy and then cast the same spell all within a few seconds. This unique ability was last performed by Rubick, who used this skill to great effect to turn the tide of wars. With the ability now with Twilight Sparkle, the Magus Order had no doubt in their minds.

With a wave of their wand, Twilight was bestowed with the title of ‘Grand Magus’. They entrusted Twilight with the secrets of the Magus Order and the clothes and scepter Rubick the Cunning himself wore. Unbeknownst to them though, Twilight didn’t care for any of that.

All she cared about was making Celestia and her friends proud.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the real Rubick

Lore edited by :iconsycharge:

This animated card is part of a dota 2 ponification series; The whole set can be seen at this… !
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Raxyz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Grand Magus is quite a match to Twilight indeed. XD
MetaX24 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You kidding? Grand magus would kick Twilight's ass
Raxyz Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Maybe I didn't express myself well, I meant she matches Rubick's lore. In both universes they share similar traits. When you compare these universes it's very unlikely any pony can be a match (in a fight) to any DotA hero actually.
Massimo1911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Make this with a good VA and Make it a modpack Please! all of them! Rubick = Main Twilight = Best pony... I would love you...
INGRIDPETRY Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
twilight sparkle!
Jabamaca Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Here's some of what I imagine Twilight would say as a hero in Dota 2 Pony

To Starswirl the Bearded (Invoker):

Meeting as Allies:
"It is an honor to work with you, Starswirl the Bearded."
"The most powerful unicorn in history right in front of me."
"Hey! I've read books about you."

"That goes to show that Friendship is the most powerful magic."
"I've read books about you, guess they're all lies."
(Excited)"I can't believe it! I'm the most powerful unicorn in the history of Equestria! *Squeal*!!!"
(Mocking)"And they said you're the most powerful unicorn in the history of Equestria."

To Sunset Shimmer (Warlock):

Meeting as Allies:
"A Grimoire, ha? Never heard of that book before."
"Can I borrow your book? Thanks!"

"Another book in my collection."
"I told you I was the better student."
"Not going through that mirror again..."

To The Great and Powerful Trixie (Slayer):

Meeting as Allies:
"You have improved, Trixie."

(Mocking)"Not so great and powerful now! ha, Trixie!"
"And we were getting along so well."
M-3-A-L-M-I Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
To Spike (Dragon Knight)

Meeting Ally:
"Spike, I'm counting on you on this one."
"I lift them, you strike upon them, Spike."
"Time to show them that you're not a baby anymore."

"You should have stayed in the library! The battlefield isn't a place for a baby like you!"
"Stick to scribing! It's the only thing you're good at!"
(Mocking) "No armor is good against the Grand Magus, not even dragon scaled ones!"

To Shining Armor (Omniknight)

Meeting Ally:
"BBBFF and LSBFF unite!"
"We shall test this theory together, Shiny!"

"Your shields have weakened, brother!"
"I was the chosen one from the very start, Shiny!"

To Pinkie Pie (Gyro)

Getting Killed:

Azoonis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Meeting ally Pinkie Pie: It's Pinkie and the Brain.
Jabamaca Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Pasted at my notepad.
M-3-A-L-M-I Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Please make more of these! I'll help you if I can too!
Jabamaca Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Nice one!
OK then.
Tiger-the-pegas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
IT IS AMAZING WORKS. I LOVE ALL OF THEM. How did you make them? (Sorry for silly question)
katarjin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
sweet  oh and hello from reddit…
blazerface1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
DowaKaDay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
shes like "Dafuq is that?? Dafuq is this?? dafuq are yo.. oh, hi there"
Bluestormpony Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nereithr Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
A might late but still.

Very cool work as always. She fits rubick to a T. Obsessed, nervous, levitation expert, protective magic, fast learner. But i always kinda thought she'd be Invoker, don't know for what reason.
FrauleinsPRO Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Do Rarity pls
RiftTheIllusionKing Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Writer
do Derpy!
M-3-A-L-M-I Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Rubick: Prepare to be tested!

Twilight: *appears out of nowhere* Test? What test? Do I need quills and paper for it?
Ashoof Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
i really like this :) excellent job!
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Twilight must have lots of fun throwing other ponies into cliffs.
kingofraggedy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Holy hell. Kudos to you Twilight. And I hope I'm not ever on the receiving end of Twilight's magic.
Thekoreanog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
make twilight twitch like the grand magus
HankOfficer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These cards are so awesome! This might be my favorite among these cards. I love her expression. :D
Holhander Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
That is EXCEEDINGLY fitting! <3
MegaPatron Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
awesome work :)
Greenrob Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
achivementdude Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student
Not twitchy enough to be as grand as Rubick! But nevertheless awesome.
Magnaliscous Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
You forgot the role "Best Pony"
Westfallen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I wish I could say I knew who that is, but I honestly think I would suck so badly at MOBA games.
I just noticed, interesting screen effect. :P
mattwo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should try League of Legends or Super Monday Night Combat. SMNC is third person shooter instead of RTS-based though.
Westfallen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I have played SMNC, I suck at that too. XD
mattwo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only suck at it as much as I suck at Halo and TF2, which tends to depend on my team and the enemy team. Sometimes I have good runs, usually not.
Matt-Flame Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
coooool .__________.
you win 5 internets .u.
blackevil915 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Artist
looks pretty cool. :)

Unless if Ponies play Starcraft.
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