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Whom the Gods Fear by FoxInShadow Whom the Gods Fear by FoxInShadow
Commission for :iconloyal2luna:

End scene illustration to Episode Three of her Doctor Whooves fanfic: [link]
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Moondancer24 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This reminds me of the Fires of Pompeii
crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Epic. Absolutely epic
BladerGirl101 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   General Artist
Looks pretty epic
animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This is so amazing
DragonsAndDreamscape Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful, and Doctor Whooves looks really cute!
ClockworkHeart42 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
For some reason this reminds me of the Doctor's 'vacation' to Pompeii. Nice piece.
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I really like it! :D
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really awesome pic, i ike the design of the Whooves' outfit :D

honestly i always tough of Whooves as a steampunk fan than the 10th regeneration of a british-gallifreyian Timelord XD
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Doctor, you only did what had to be done...
Lord-Shanakill Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome idea. I had never even heard of this fic before. I will definitely have to checkout it out.
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I don't know why this is awesome, but it sort of is.
Loyal2Luna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Excerpt from Doctor Whooves: Episode 3 - Along Came a Spider*

“You have the gall… to claim greater moral standing? YOU!? The creature that set a million worlds ablaze… YOU!? The ruin of entire civilizations… entire species at a whim… because they do not meet your approval!? The killer of his OWN KIND!?”

“Anasi!” The Doctor spared a look upward as the roc came down closer, eliciting halt in the arachnid's rant as he took an unconscious step back.

“YOU!?… Whose title echoes in eternity across the whole of the multiverse from the Medusa Cascade… Yes… I know who you are… ‘Destroyer of Worlds’!”

The Doctor flinched visibly at the title, a terrible memory jumping to the front of his mind.

“Don’t you dare… judge me... ‘Doctor’!” Anasi twisted violently.


The roc stopped short of the ground, pulling up suddenly with a precision that no organic creature should have been capable of as its talons ever so gently grazed over the sentient spider’s body, eliciting a loud, sharp gasp, but leaving her laying in place as the roc took off again, its talons apparently empty.

“Don’t... you…” Anasi heaved, her legs twitching as she fought to draw in one more breath.

And failing, the attempt gasping as her eight black eyes glazed over and a rattling breath escaped her mandibles.


The enormous spider, self proclaimed Queen of All then went still…

And did not move again.

The stallion released a breath that he had not even realized he had been holding. Sniffling slightly as he tried to still his hearts, he absently reached up to adjust his bowtie in an attempt to steady himself, turning about…

And froze with a gasp.

Standing not ten feet away, a disheveled-looking zebra filly watched him with eyes wide open, a green mark bleeding through the bandage on her neck and an expression of pure, abject horror written across her face.

“Zecora…” The stallion started, his tone as soft as he could make it as he fought back a rising flood of sadness the look in her eyes brought him. The cold, hard look in his blue eyes gave in to a softer edge, but not quickly enough.

The filly took a step back as he extended a hoof slowly.

“It’s alright… Please…”


The filly dove away at full gallop, not looking back as she charged to the north as fast as her short legs could carry her.

The brown stallion stood, now alone as he watched that remarkable, valiant young zebra mare flee in terror.

“…Please… don’t be afraid of me…” The Doctor bowed his head, falling back on his rump in the pooled waters as he tried push down the knot that had formed in his throat and block out the flood of terrible memories that threatened to overwhelm him.

The cycle of events had come full circle.

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Multiverse13 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2015
I saw this fanfic and remember the argument the spider queen made against the Doctor with her dying breaths. It's the same one that every villian uses to make good people fear him and/or hate him. In the end he should have come up with one simple counter argument without any hesitation at all so Zecora wouldn't have been afraid of him: Painful to do or not, all those ruined civilizations, all those destroyed species, all those worlds set in ablaze, would have hurt countless innocent sentient beings if he hadn't stopped or killed them. There's a point where simply locking the evil ones up isn't enough. A quote from the game Batman Arkahm City can verify that: "Every decision you've ever made ends with death and misery. People die. I stop you. You'll just break out and do it again." Killing isn't always easy, but sometimes it has to be necessary to protect the things you care about. My Marine cousin Tommy serving in Afghanistan had to learn that the hard way when he told me he was forced to shoot a woman who was about to throw an RPG round at his platoon. In all of this, anybody who tries to downplay everything the Doctor, my cousin or anybody like them has ever done are trapped in their own pointless ignorance.
Loyal2Luna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
gah, Link is broken. Here we go: [link]
spamholderman Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Can I use this picture for my own Docto Whooves fanfic?
Loyal2Luna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would actually prefer you didn't.
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, you have full rights to this image and nobody else is allowed to use it. Btw, I sent you an email yesterday :3 Do I have any deadline?
Loyal2Luna Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Release the remaining works when ready, Fox. Next Chapter is on it's way!
hgfggg Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Very nice.
Zixinus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Even the gods fear him, because he can bork things up like no other.
Thrawn485 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
"The Gods never fear the unknown. It is what they know that makes them fear."
larrle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
epic landscape
TheEmonka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Rany... świetne *.*
LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol for Dr. Whooves
lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
is that a giant spider in the background?! gah!
Wolfbane-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Your artwork is so cool and beautiful! <3 :D
Skune Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... Awesome !
you are an artist ♥ .
Magic3W Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Even your sketches are awesome! I'll read that fanfic right now!
AdistroughtWOLF Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is really cool!
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