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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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randomemaster360 Feb 22, 2014  New member 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 Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
in my personal headcanon, ponies cannot be turned into changelings.
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randomemaster360 Feb 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, alright. Still, neat idea, and do you think there are also ,,good" changelings out there ?
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Siansaar 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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randomemaster360 Feb 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's so true.
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:icontemplar22:
By Luna's grace...
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Mind if I borrow this concept for an arc in a fanfic?
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Siansaar Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
not at all, go ahead.
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:icontemplar22:
Hahaha, great. 
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I really should find some happier sources of inspiration...
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:icontoonwatcher:
"Oh Velvet, my special, special little girl...You can't rest now. Right now the children need your help."
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:iconkingarthur5:
What a concept!
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