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Changeling concept: Husks by Siansaar Changeling concept: Husks by Siansaar
(I'm using Velvet and Strap here because we know what they normally look like and I wanted to show how life under the changelings affects ponies)

Ponies that have been completely sucked dry of their love become low class workers that are mainly used for cleaning the hive and other menial tasks. Having to walk on jagged rocks most of the time leaves them unable to run away and mimics their superiors’ appearance in a grotesque way. They cannot exist outside the hive because they have forgotten what it means to be a free willed individual and will only live to serve the queen.

Husk ponies will often assist normal workers in transporting the queen’s eggs into breeding chambers, where those are placed into cocoons to grow into full-size changelings.

Sometimes husk ponies will forget what their assignment was or become more aware of their actual surroundings, at which point a normal worker will transform itself into someone they know and love and coax them back into doing their tasks.
In this case, Velvet’s “mom” would tell her to continue looking after her “little ones”.

If one can get a powerful mage to break the initial hypnosis spell and then apply intensive physical and mental care, it is possible to restore husks to their normal state. Subjects are not likely to fully trust anyone ever again though.
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nightengale1028 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
i still feel as though i should blame the necropolis hive for some reason 
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Zoruaofepic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I'm working on creating a changeling kingdom/hive, and despite some of my changeling headcanons being different from yours, I was wondering if I could use your concept for husks and some ideas from your "The next generation" concept? I'll credit you, of course. 
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sure, no problem.
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Zoruaofepic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
thanks a lot ^^ 
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resistancechick Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
question- how does a changeling even go about draining love from someone? is it, like, a vampire sort of thing, or does it have something to do with magic?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well they don't bite their victims, if that's what you mean, but honestly, you'd have to ask the show creators. going by how chrysalis went about it in "a canterlot wedding", i'm assuming it's something magical though.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically they turn them into there own personal slaves. But would they actually turn some of them into changelings or let them like this ?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
in my personal headcanon, ponies cannot be turned into changelings.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, alright. Still, neat idea, and do you think there are also ,,good" changelings out there ?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
to me that's like asking if there are "good" mosquitoes out there. at the end of the day, whatever they do, they're still parasites.
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