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Changeling concept: The Hagfish Hive by Siansaar Changeling concept: The Hagfish Hive by Siansaar
Queen Myxine and her changelings. They live in hollowed out caves along the shore and eat seafood to produce their building material (which might resemble corals). Usually they’ll either play the drowning to be saved, or save the drowning. Sometimes they build sharp spires underwater and try to navigate ships into them. Sometimes they’re lazy and just simulate a shark attack by swimming with their horn looking up over the water like a shark fin.
They are a pretty small hive as ponies aren't all that big on seafaring. Overall they’re pretty pragmatic and a direct contrast to the Honeycomb hive’s song and dance.
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:icontheneutralguy:
theneutralguy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
They seem like a pretty calm and most least aggressive of them all, although the queen however is very stressed.

Would YOU think Celestia and her would make a rather steady alliance?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Unsteady, more like. I can't see either of them fully trusting the other.
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Wizdiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
If Seaponies are a thing would they stand in conflict with them? Would they try to approach them as they do with regular ponies?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They would probably conflict yes, and no, they wouldn't imitate them, since (presumably) seaponies can breathe underwater where changelings cannot. (Although the hagfish hive has stronger lungs than others).
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Wizdiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Interesting thank you for the more info :)
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Myxine looks rather young to me.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She is the youngest of them all, yes :)
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Her mane style suits her well!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When you designed her mane did you get inspiration from the dorsal fins of certain fish?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No. As far as I recall, I simply wanted to try a queen with shorter hair. Aside from the different aesthetic, it makes sense to keep shorter hair when you do a lot of swimming, otherwise you'd constantly be waiting for it to dry.
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.
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asheira-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
QUEEN MYXINE IS BEST PONY!!!!!!!!!!!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks good with blue!
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Endercat8702 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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PickFairy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this one the best I think.. soon I shall do artz of her :3
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looking forward to it :)
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Demolition-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
that is one cute queen
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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rainistorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mrpytamid123.tumblr.com/ this asshole right here posted your work with no credit or hint that he didnt create it
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well, he at least has my name in the tags. and i'd say from his other posts it's pretty obvious he didn't. thanks though.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So these guys are like the least violent out of all of the changelings.
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blacktastic69 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I'd like to think that this queen is a more stoic and silent queen compared to the others, very tunnel vision in terms of what is next on her list of duties. And maybe she's the kind of queen who likes to handle matters directly before sending someone else to do it. If there's ever a  ship to take down she's the first out of the water and the last one in during their ambushes, but she never jumps head first without a calculated and well thought plan of attack. To keep her citizens happy maybe she has a regent that takes care of the more public aspect of ruling while she takes care of the actual ambushes and town infiltrations
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Spyling Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She seems more like the grumpy, serious person who never smiles or laughs. A total work-a-holic with an intellect which would even Twilight would look like a picklebrain. She also wants her hive to be recognized and respected because they are so much smaller and herself so much younger and shorter then other hives and their Queens.

In relations to the other hives i think shes quite distant aswell but has a certain grugde against Miasma because of her character. Miasma probably keeps making fun about Myxine because of her Size and Age. Like: She treats her like a Kid who wants to play with the big girls. Ambrosia seems to be her Rival just like Miasma and Chrysalis are to one another. I mean look at Ambrosia: Shes quite the total Opposite of Myxine in almost every aspect. Size, Character, Food Supplies and Intellect. I would LOVE to see like Scenes when Myxine and Ambrosia interact with each other XD
 
I think she's also the great strategist and trains her drones so she has quality over quantity unlike Chrysalis for Example, who got beaten up by the unarmed Mane6.
And like you said: She probably lets nobody else do her planning or organizing just to make sure everything goes smoothly because she knows for herself she has the brain to plan her moves perfectly. Could be a sign of constant fear that she wouldn't have enough supplies for her hive or never learned to entrust somebody else with duties someone else could easily take of her shoulder.

I wonder, when like carni mentioned, ponies are not that much used for seatravel, how do they deal with the Winter? When like nobody is out on the sea or coast?
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
The more the better! XD
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Spyling Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder. Do they produce slime like Hagfishs in real life? Like, are they slimey all the time? :D
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hm, no. more like, in case of quick getaways and such, i'd think.
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Spyling Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You see, i was looking up for the names of some of the Changeling Queens and their Hive Names in Real Life. I know hagfishs, but when i saw an episode of Discovery Channel about them i was kinda stunned. They lived for over Million years and survived almost every global change, they didn't even evolved in any kind, whatsoever. They can produce their slime by releasing some proteins into the water which create the slime in a matter of seconds. Predators which are trying to grab or bite them, get that stuff in their jaws and suffocate. Then the hagfishs feed from their cadavers with their toothless rasp-like mouth.
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm. Kelpie changelings?
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lobotomite Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.......
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Metalchaos15 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Are their wings water-proof?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
given that they use them like fins, yes.
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th3l0stch1ld Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
id like to hear more of the hagfish hive.
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nyanlolopop Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I was wondering if you could take a look at my oc.
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gabe433 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
One thing I would like to ask is: I'm roleplaying Queen Myxine on Twitter. My second in command, Praetorian Coral, would want a custom General Drone, Hagfish Hive-style for a profile picture. What exactly would I need to do to get that?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wait till the 20th, then email me about a commission :) (info on the main page; i'm currently fully occupied with commissions)
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gabe433 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Sir, I was looking at these, and I was wondering if I could use your ideas to make a hive of my own. What do you say?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure!
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gabe433 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Well, almost ready to post. Should be done tomorrow at the latest.
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AqomXG Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Great concept
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Their physiology needs to be significantly more streamlined for swimming, probably with some form of amphibian traits for both sea and land habitation. Perhaps insectoid gills?
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
cute :3
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
intresing conccept

i imagine this whould be the easiest hive to take down
a few squads of 10-25 well trained unicorns whould problaby do the trick

but of corse i dont know much about canterlots millatary stradagies
deepending on how tactical they are it chould be a snap or a lost cause
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH WAIT
the gaurds are stupid

"lets go run fly straight at nightmare moon who may or may not have killed cylestia"
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SzarnyasLany Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this concept a lot. She looks so different than the other queens.
Her whole facial expression tells me: beeing a queen is like pain in the butt. She looks stressed and I can imagine that she is a hardworker to gather all the things they need to keep the hive alive. And because of that she's especially strict when it comes to queen offsprings?
I can also imagine her going into small fishing towns and see how are the conditions for ponies and ships and all that stuff. (And to make some damages so the targets would be easier to reach perhaps?)
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SephyCyndi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It also seems for me considering that she is the youngest, she doesn't want to move behind the other 3 Queens in comparison. She doesn't want to look like shes still a Child and/or too unexperienced to be a Queen. Probably thats why shes trying to work harder then all the other 3 regardless of her own Capabilities. Also she seems like that kind of person who dislikes it to get help from outsiders, even if those would be her own subjects. She tries to tie everything on her own shoulders because she thinks its better if she does the work and someone is doing it right, then someone else is doing it and makes a mistake which she and/or her hive would regret. Jugding from her eyes (on some other pictures) it also seems like shes pretty much a work-coholic who doesn't sleep much.
I also believe that every Queen has that one goal to reach to Chrysalis throne as the "Highest Queen" by actually surpassing her. And each Queen tries it on their own way. Miasma simply just wants to Conquer her by force. Myxine probably tries to "outsmart" Chrysalis and show that shes more capable of being a "High Queen" with her high intellect then Chrysalis is. Ambrosia probably doesn't really care :P
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SzarnyasLany Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I imagine Myxine the oldest (and Ambrosia being the youngest), maybe because of the lines under her eyes, and gives strict lessons to others, she's more like a strict teacher than a queen. And I can imagine her looking at the other queens with narrowed eyes, from which you could tell her thoughts: "You little fillies, you have no idea about stuff like that. In a year or two you will regret it."
I can imagine her to be obsessed with work though... and I agree with you, that she would probably never accept any help, only then, when there is no other option left.
And I can also imagine her being insanely proud of her achivements. :)
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SephyCyndi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heavy Weapons Guy: But shes so tiny

No but seriously, Myxine seems way to small for being older then the others. Also as far as I know Carni confirmed that Myxine is actually the youngest Queen
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SzarnyasLany Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, sorry then. :) I wasn't reading after it THAT much actually, thank you for letting me know this. It's been a while too, that I was in this fandom actually.
(( being tiny doesn't make a difference, I'm a tiny girl 156 cm that's 5'1 I think... and people often mistake me for 16 years old... in fact I'm 24.... but that's just a personal thought :) ))
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