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Changeling concept: The hive by Siansaar Changeling concept: The hive by Siansaar
With the help of his horn a new-born changeling tears open his cocoon and emerges into the world, fully grown.

Though changelings only need to feed on love to survive, they eat other things too in order to produce body liquids which they excrete through the holes in their legs. Those are used to fortify the hive, form cocoons for the eggs, and various other things, such as decorations and traps. Additionally they allow the changelings to walk on almost any surface. The Miasma hive prefers rotten fruit and the occasional carcass, which is what gives it its particular smell.

The most common trap for gathering love is to lay out some sticky liquid in a remote area and wait for a creature to walk into it, then send in a disguised changeling to rescue the creature. Thus gaining its trust, the changeling will begin to deepen the relationship and feed on its love. Usually multiple changelings take turns playing the role and feeding, thus speeding up the process of transforming the creature into a husk.

Most changelings are unable to transform into something beneath their own body mass. The only exception to this (beside queens) are changeling commanders, who thanks to higher willpower even manage to transform themselves into little fillies. They are usually the first ones to infiltrate a town when the changelings plan to “stock up” on love, because no-one suspects children when it comes to reconnaissance.
(“Stocking up on love” would be something like what happened during the season finale)
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:iconrukariotrainer:
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Neat ideas ^_^
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IzzymotoGame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry 4 asking so many questions but, how do the Changelings know what the ponies loved ones look like?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
With the trap method mentioned in the description, the changelings usually transform into a random pony and get acquainted. I merely used Strap to illustrate this particular instance cause I couldn't be bothered to make up an oc on the spot ;)
Otherwise though - simple observation.
Only the Necropolis hive seems to have some supernatural method of finding it out, but no-one knows how exactly.
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IzzymotoGame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! and again sorry 4 asking so many gosh darn Questions*Free Icon/Emote* Thank You Pusheen 
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Questions help me think about stuff in a more detailed and realistic way.
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IzzymotoGame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
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Spork-san Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
In the middle of my half-awake trying-to-sleep phase earlier I imagined a changeling with a cold... only its legs were runny and stuffy instead of its nose. Ew. D:
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
pfffffhahaha :D
glorious mental image, i shall have to remember that for possible later use. :D
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HatiChantheWolfHog Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I don't really like your Changeling Head Canon but I do like your drawings they are all kinds of awesome.
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so um what do you think of "half changelings"?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
not possible as far as i'm concerned.
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:iconaxelfirekirby:
axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why not?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cause of the way changeling reproduction works (in my headcanon, as outlined here: [link] ).
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:iconaxelfirekirby:
axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ya I still don't see the problem with that
considering my hive went down a different evelotionary path and such
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well that's your headcanon then.
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Furrytickles146 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Artist
well there are half changeling longmas
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:iconaxelfirekirby:
axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whitch is sawsome
anyways do you have some pie I can have?
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i say its posible
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CelticMetis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
May I share part of this photo on a facebook page?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure.
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LadrodellaSabbia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, probably bugging you a lot, but what is the pink "flame around the changeling with armor?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
him changing back from a little filly.
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:iconladrodellasabbia:
LadrodellaSabbia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thought it was like a part of the armor.
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bloodsuckingmonster3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very educational, wish school was this fascinating! :icontwilightclapplz:
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th3l0stch1ld Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
*sigh* if only it were.
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...interesting concept. Great job!
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corwyndragonshard Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
i belive that changlings are seperated into three distinct breeds queen,alpfa and drone queens lead all changlings and can lay hundreads of drone eggs in a mating season alpfas can mate to breed alpfas cant breed drones and have a complex social system they are similer to queens in all other aspects drones cannot think only follow orders of the other breeds canot breed (exculding with the queen) and can secreat a sticky green susbstence from the holes in their legs when a cocoon made of this sustence has a pony sealed in it the changlings outside of the cocoon can feed of the emotions of the pony inside until the pony becomes a husk if the emoitions of the pony are not eaten and stabilize the pony will begin a metomorphesis into an alpfa changling. this is my veiw on changling lore i respect yours to
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Mirage-Changeling Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really Nice! I love Changelings!
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LadrodellaSabbia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So... Would these be the stocks, and the others are the normal changelings?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the others as in chrysalis and her guys?
nah, just a different hive. or am i understanding this wrong?
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LadrodellaSabbia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no, you got it. yes, I meant Chrysalis, so no confusion
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Poncle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I wonder if there's apathetic changelings, broken from the hive mind?
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
the top ones are cute :meow:
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ecmajor Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be really cool if there was a game like this, based on your changeling hive ideas. Something sort of like Sim Ant maybe XD
These are fascinating!
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Mike-Michaelides Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, dude these are all awesome.
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buggy715 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Love the concept. Really nice.
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Microstar245 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I can't help but imagine that their legs whistle when they fly, even though it didn't seem like it in the season finale.
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morsecode007 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
niiice :3 xD
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Darkwolf6090 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Headcanon accepted. Well done sir.
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Bioblood Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Elll....icky icky goo why it always so slimy? XP
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wondered what those holes were for. Does this mean that the Chrysalis hive would have green stuff all over the place?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yep. as seen on the show when they cocooned celestia :)
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yea, right. I wonder what a yellow hive would look like...
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its covered in sweat yellow stuff
it tastes like honey
and blood
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I really like it!
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TheOrangeFactor Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice concept. And also, poor Velvet.
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Changeling....they everywhere XD
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BlueDingo5 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Again, great concepts
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