About Malcontent

Writer of Fanfiction for over three decades or so. Sonic, Star Wars, City of Heroes and now, MLP / Equestria Girls. Ran The Vault of Sonic Fanfiction in the 90's BEFORE we had automation.

Aria Blaze Ref Sheet 09-23-18

today we give you an eagerly requested character: Malcontents right hand gal and enforcer, Aria! Moon Pearl took the existing costume and…made it more sensual which turned out great!


Aria Blaze had always been eager to prove herself to be better than her 2 sisters. One of them was never a problem. This was Sonata whose IQ seemed to equal to that of her shoe size. The other one however was a problem. She was superior to her in every possible way and would never let her forget it. Be it in singing, devising plans or just flat out insulting people, Adagio had always been leaps ahead of her. It was no secret Aria hated every bit of it deep inside with the 2 tolerating each other simply as a means to an end. There actually was some level of sisterly affection but it wasn’t what someone would call love.

Constantly the brunt of Adagio’s, the lead siren, physical and verbal assaults, Aria bided her time carefully until the day would come when she could have the upper hand. She looked forward to when that moment would finally arrive and allow her to strike.

One day that moment finally came. Their great leader’s plan had gone south and the so-called Rainbooms magic was manifesting out of control. Sadly for the bystanders this lead to massive magical shockwaves that would change the world forever. During the chaos, Adagio and Sonata were in shock and Aria struck. She snatched their magical gems from their necks and shoved them into an oncoming wave of magic.

The pair’s shrill screams of pain echoed loudly as Aria made her way to escape. Soon the cries became silent with their bodies disintegrating. Overly confident, Aria had turned to see this and bask in her triumph and gaining of freedom. This was an error on her part as it barely lasted a few seconds before her eyes saw the wave was now heading for her. Throwing her arms up she tried to repel it. Crying out in pain she, she screeched she didn’t want to die.

As if by a miracle sent by the heavens above, fortune decided to shine upon her or kick her in the teeth depending on who’s asked. It seemed to be divine intervention given the perfect timing for her savior to appear. He offered a hand, “I can help you out and give you superior powers but in exchange…you have to do a few favors for me here and there. Do we have a deal?” The last siren barely hesitated before reaching out a scared arm and taking hold of the man’s hand, confirming the deal and sealing her fate with that handshake.

It’s still a mystery what exactly happened next but it is sufficient to say that the power Malcontent had promised was delivered, be it with a few sacrifices. The stolen gems had fused with her own to make one large red stone which was embedded directly into her chest. It is held in place by ugly fleshy tendrils that are at war with each other since some wish to eagerly absorb the power into her body, as others wish to push the piece of stone out.

The scars of her decision on that fateful date remain. They are not limited to only physical wounds on her arms, caused by exploding glass from a window, and chest, courtesy of Malcontent, but were equally as much on her psyche. Aria had tried to cover up the unpleasant sights on her arms and chest but allows them to be seen, following the insisting from her partner and savior she bare them openly as tribute to him.
Don’t forget we have a Discord and a Patreon so we can keep these ref sheets flowing and more content pumping!

Until next time

DarkMalcontent

Malcontent Ref Sheet

Hey Equestrian City Fans, here’s the latest of many planned release sheets! This month is this season’s main villain (each season will always have new ones, so don’t worry about that whole self insert meme :P):

Being an entity of mysterious origin, little is known about Malcontent.

Upon escaping from a prison in Tartarus, Malcontent appeared some 10 years ago with more than the aid given from the last siren, Aria Blaze. Quickly taking root in the area known as No Mans Land, the criminal mastermind wasted little time hiding his headquarters from prying eyes. This was accomplished by his use of his magic, placing an illusion spell over his mansion. Bunkering down in in the uninhabitable area, he was able to work in relative peace with Aria. This is because in No Mans Land there is an over saturation of magic, which is due to the fact it’s ground zero to the Canterlot Disaster, resulting in realistic hallucination that have been named a side effect of Magic Madness.

True to his archetype, Malcontent seldom leaves the comfort of his lair. Instead he sends out his lover and enforcer, Aria, to do his bidding among the outside world. The few times when he would venture out, he was never seen without her by his side.

Able to manifest cryokinetic and telekinetic abilities, he feeds on the most negative and base line emotions of people in the surrounding area closes to him. The more intense the emotions, the more powerful he becomes. Because of this, it makes him a severely dangerous foe to fight on any level.

Paired with a mindset that seems prepared for everything and anything, someone may consider Malcontent as dangerous a thinker as he is a fighter. Although like most arch nemesis’s mindset he does seem almost entirely overly sure of himself.

He currently has a scheme in motion that appears to be set on turning the city against itself with fear and paranoia by making new super villains. Though why he wishes for more competition has yet to be determined or seen.

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Stay tuned for the number two villain this season, Aria Blaze! You’ll love what Moon Pearl has done with her!

 

Regards,

Malcontent

Phoenix Ref Sheet – 09-09-18

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After the Canterlot Disaster, Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle and several others were revealed to be beings from another dimension. The later of the two were taken in for questioning and eventually allowed to become citizens of the world.

Sunset Shimmer however was never found after the Disaster and all investigations pointed towards the apparent death of the would-be despot turned reformed villain.

A master at blending in, Sunset escaped the area in shame and was convinced she was responsible for so much death and destruction. Hiding and staying low, she realized her hope to run home was gone, as the portal had been destroyed along with most of the suburb she’d called home for three years.

Like many others, she realized through trial and error she’d not been untouched by the magical wave. Her focus was able to bring her fire based magic that she could wield as a weapon or as a means of traveling.

Left alone and without friends, she traveled far and wide across the entire Canterlot Commonwealth landmass in hopes to find somewhere to just forget about what she has done, or maybe, finally settle down. Sadly she never found this peace. It wasn’t until a chance encounter led her down the road she now walks.

What happened is something she shares with few others and is best left for another tale. What is important is that, after learning a great deal of personal close quarters combat and bettering her ability to wield her powers on different levels of legality, she returned to confront the mess she continues to feel solely responsible for which created the super powered crime problem.

The epicenter of all the super powered crime was Equestrian City, the first major area to have it spring up. There she began life as Rebecca Strong, an opinionated but soft spoken cafe waitress by day. When night falls she becomes the mysterious and now much feared crime fighter called The Pheonix!

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Moon Pearl did a super job on this one! It brought her to life in a way I never thought possible!

Don’t forget we have a Patreon, Twitter feed and a FimFiction, all on the top of the website! 😀

Stay tuned for more!

DarkMalcontent

 

Equestrian City Update – 09-06-18

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Hello again Equestrian City fans!

The sheets just don’t stop as Moon Pearl’s style continues slowly enveloping and transforming my original vision and improving it!

I’m happy to announce we’ve already been about to prepare a new list for her after this batch is done. So she’s not going anywhere anytime soon!

This time we’ve got Pinkie Pie, aka Splitsecond! In case you missed it, here’s her bio from a while back we posted:

During the Canterlot Disaster, Pinkie Pie was exposed to a Haste Spell and, thanks to a bolt of random lightning, rendered her unconscious. All seemed fine after her burns healed remarkably fast, faster than anticipated, at the hospital and she went on with her life. Sadly like most people she lost touch with all but a few of her school friends. Assimilating into Equestrian City as part of the refugee plan, Pinkie finished the rest of her schooling and opened a business specializing in her lifelong dream: Party Planning!

Living a relatively normal life, one fine day her van was broken when she was craving some pizza. Not one to be gloomy, she simply decided to go for a jog and was determined to get some pizza for her lunch. Pinkie was halfway to the capital of the Symmetry Dominion, Equalicity, before she even realized she’d ran as far and as fast as she had. She also found out in this moment her clothing hadn’t held up so well to the wind friction, or not as well as she would had hoped. After a quick change of clothes and an internal debate in her head, she ran again but this time focusing on her destination. Upon arriving at home, she fully realized she hadn’t been left alone from the magical wave as she had originally assumed.

Not one to shy away from her party duties, she now divides her time between throwing the most festive celebrations she can make, and fighting the criminals of Central Equestrian City under the name of Splitsecond!

She tends to break the fourth wall even in the story so that’s always fun to try and write a fourth wall break in a fan fiction ; ).

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Until next time!

DarkMalcontent

Equestrian City Update – 09-04-18

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Hello Equestrian City Fans,

Another release is upon us and thanks to Moon Pearl and her rapid fire abilities, we’re releasing another reference sheet!

This time we’re releasing Impervia, aka Applejack.

After the Canterlot Disaster, the remaining survivors were transplanted across the bay to Equestrian City. Finishing out her schools years there, Applejack became the apple of someone else’s eye, enter one Trenderhoof.

Now without the support system of how to handle things, as she had in the Prime Universe, Applejack was extremely unprepared to deal with all the affection and trouble that came with Trenderhoof, and his obsessive attitude. Eventually she became quite taken with his persistence and finally the two became friends then lovers and finally man and wife!

This didn’t bode well for Rarity who was actually quite taken by Trender herself. As harmony began to spiral into chaos without a proper balance of elements, namely Twilight and her lessons on friendship close by, things took quite a turn for Rarity as well as the others. She came to the conclusion if Applejack was going to take something from her, the only thing to do was repay the favor. But that’s her story for another time ;).

Seemingly untouched by the disaster, Applejack and Trenderhoof eventually formed a company “AppleTrends” and began to supply government contracts for the city. Still at home on the farm and in the field, she oversaw most of the day-to-day harvesting and slowly passing on her trade to her little sister.

It didn’t take long to notice she was stronger than normal. An accident on the farm had led her to find out she was quite invulnerable as well to damage. The upper limits of her powers are not tested, as she finds hero work too time consuming. Able to leap tall orchards in a single bound, she fights only when she has to and only under the name Impervia!

Here’s the reference sheet. I’d love to hear some feedback.

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Until next time,

DarkMalcontent

Equestrian City Update – 08-31-18

Hey Equestrian City Fans!

We recently had a staff recruiting spree and one of our newest members, Moon Pearl, also known as Succubi Samus, has been given the Lead Artist position! If you are fan of her work, you might know how she loves to mess with plots. As a writer I certainly can admire that!
Our first full release of the reference sheets we’ve had them do is Shadowstrike aka Rainbow Dash!
As you die hard followers know she’s an homage to both Robin and Daredevil and uses echolocation like the latter. Blinded by the intense light of the explosion, Dash used her free time not to mope around but just learn to be as Awesome as she wanted to be despite her disability! It wasn’t until years later when her powers manifested that she became the coding expert of the night, Shadowstrike!
Stay tuned as we release more slowly, its hectic around the discord server with so many new people and structure to boot, so until next time!

Dark Malcontent

(This artwork or it’s related associations are not associated with Hasbro in any way shape or form. All work has been produced independently from Hasbro, DHX, and the ‘My Little Pony’ and ‘Equestria Girls’ brand. The project does not detract from Hasbro’s original content and does not intentionally or otherwise mislead the public on its intent or place within a fan based product. All content exists as a work of pastiche with clear transformative intent)

Equestrian City Update – 08-29-18

Quick updates!

As of August 26th, 2018, two members of the project are no longer associated with the project! We wish them the best in any en devours they peruse!

Discord server’s next round of updates are running smooth and we may be able to open to the public eventually xD

Took in several new members to the team in all departments! Can’t wait to share more!

 

Here’s a few previews of the latest sheets we’ve gotten in from some of the new staff!


Stay tuned!
DarkMalcontent