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The Smartest Assassin In The Badlands by Tarantad0 The Smartest Assassin In The Badlands by Tarantad0
Meet Twilight Sparkle, the studious Sniper of Team Stable 2.

Twilight Sparkle and MLP: FiM belong to Lauren Faust and Hasbro.

Sniper, TF2, and the "Badlands" map belong to Valve.
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
as you wish, but Twilight always will be a sniper and not a healer this metal kitty, at the end,he wants to turn the parody a canon of his personal desire that he thinks is perfect for his thesis of dusk she enjoy reading books, science  meaning of that nothing else means knowing, fits better to be a healer? and fluttershy be an animal lover and peacemaker, would be better as a hunter? now thinking that fits better as a sniper and a healer, sniper knows agira in any situation be closely or from afar, with stealth and efficiency, think about whether or not these girls by the basic system of tf2, twilight would be a healing support? and fluttershy offensivo support?just one more thing, people who disagree with him end up being blocked but before taking an offense that this gentleman thinks your idea as simply perfect.
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Luigiten1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
pls. stahp.




You're making it seem like his opinions is bad.
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
not bad just realistic.KR Emote: Vegeta if we look, we see that have a bad opinion here is the cat half demon Mr._404 fly 
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014
Once more, way-to-go stalker.
Also, your argument is lame, stupid, and poorly thought out.  Why wouldn't Twilight heal? If your answer is because Fluttershy's healer, don't even bother responding.  I'll just laugh.
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I will, also laugh, also a nature lover as a Hunter, very good your point of view
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
The alternative is a Fluttershy whose family is chased out of their town for swapping out super charged baboon hearts, removed a patient's skeleton without permission, keeps Rarity's head (along with several animal hearts) in her refrigerator, that performs surgery in unsound surgical environments and a Twilight Sparkle who lives in the wilderness, has lots of animal friends, dresses like a zoo-keeper, and hides while all her friends do the work.

I like to maximize my options.  Not stumble around and grab the closest answer.
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
but in the end, it's sweet and gentle healing that comes into play,the Angel of medicine, and desert? well sniper went to live in the forest, it does not say that he had  friend animals, stop throwing fake facts.
You parses as if twilight was a sadist? so fluttershy is a killer of animals?
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Sweet Angel of medicine...? Oh hell, you're one of those fans aren't you? Protect Flutter-Waifu?

Ignoring the oxymoron of 'fake facts', what am I making up?
The thing about the Medic's fridge?
i.ytimg.com/vi/1DlLVDY8PdM/hqd…
(Note the peetree dishes labeled 'Loch Ness Hamster' and 'Mega Baboon')
Or the Sniper dressing like a zoo-keeper?
wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images…

Yes, Sniper is a hunter.  Tell me, why in the world would Twilight Sparkle be a hunter? At least with Fluttershy you can argue she only hunts out of necessity or to feed animal friends.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AqpCG…

With Twilight you're basically saying 'Let's take the magical friendship princess with a lab in her basement and a love for science and make her Crocodile Dundee.'
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Luigiten1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
He probably just jelly because your opinions got popular.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Be careful what you say about this one, he's "enthusiastic".
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
at the end I haven't proven anything, her ass, fluttershy lives surrounded by animals but all are pets, orif the doctor take heart and head, this influences in twilight? she has heads on your House, sniper, withall these stuffed animals make a nature lover, who here has 7 years at the end of the day?
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aedan122 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
at the end you have not prove anything,  fluttershy, lives surrounded by animals but all are pets, the sniper is a hunter therefore unique relationship with items with animals, and medical  has only items to be compared with mad scientist,is now compatible a class of hunter for a sweet girl and  lover of animals , or the doctor who lives to heal and has weapons only to ward off enemies and run to close to another mercenary, even more foolish think that the sniper is a class that is not persecuted, but in the end no one here is comparing their personalities but classes, its refutation is pathetic see, fluttershy can not be medical doctor is insane, twilight can not be sniper because play Jarate, you are pathetic, his analysis is so weak.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
:icontwilightsparkleplz:
"Dominated, booksmarts!"
"Dominated, you apple eating egghead!"
"Not so smart with your brains outside your head, are ya?"
"Back to the drawing board, genius!"

:iconapplejackconfusedplz:
"What?"

Sorry, I'm just being immature -- Twilight Sniper never made sense to me and I sort of feel like she was just sort of thrown there because Fluttershy had to heal and Engi had an accent.  The whole 'sniping takes math' thing just seems like a convinient excuse.

That said, this is a really good picture.  I love the way your coloring here looks, and the shading is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. :) Excellent work!
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AxisT Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Eh, it makes sense as far as I'm concerned for Fluttershy to be a Medic. While Twilight would have the knowledge to do that, but knowledge and experience are two entirely different things. It really does feels like Fluttershy would have far more experience actually healing injuries than Twilight.
However, as far as Applejack as the Engineer goes, that's a far different story. I'd peg Applebloom as the Engineer more, considering that in the show itself Apple Bloom has shown the capability to do that. Rather, I'd say Applejack would be more fitting as the Soldier.
As far as Twilight is concerned, though, I think I would keep her as the Sniper. While you take the 'sniping takes math' as an excuse, that kind of is a big part of doing it. Within a sniper's head, they have to account for: Movement speed of the target, size of the target, the terrain the target's walking through, which way the target is likely to move, wind speed, wind direction, distance to the target, and probably a lot more that I can't name because I'm not a sniper. The point is that a sniper has to go through each calculation lightning fast, and honestly? Not only is Twilight the only one who COULD calculate all of that as fast as it would require, but she'd be quite good at doing so and she'd do it with style.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
For the most part, Fluttershy's healing skills seem limited to simpler care.  Fixing an injured mouse leg was perhaps the single most impressive medical feat she actually accomplished (unless you count massage therapy for a bear), otherwise most of her treatments seem to be fairly basic home remedies.  She's an animal expert, not an actual doctor (not even an actual vet really), and the only time ponies actually come to her is typically when they need help with animals.

When Applebloom caught Cutie-Pox however, Applejack took her to Twilight to get help.  Twilight had been studying equine illnesses the night before, and the only thing that stopped her from being able to help was that the book said Cutie Pox had no known cure.  She even came to the aid of the nurses when Applejack made Baked Bads.

TF2's sniper is more of a sharp shooter than a long range sniper.  He isn't firing at enemies from distances where he actually needs math.  His skills were honed in the outback living in the wilderness, not in a classroom.  As to if he can snipe from such a distance is probably debatable (I assume he can), but if his domination lines towards the Engineer are any indication, he doesn't view himself as 'booksmart' - just a really good aim.
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AxisT Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Yet Twilight's own skills seem to be focused around her own dedication to studying, rather than any desire to actually practice them. In the case of the first incident, it bears remembering that Zecora was the one who solved that, and in the second we didn't actually see what Twilight did to help, though it can be assumed she was capable enough to help in some fashion.
In Fluttershy's case, however, even if what she's done seems minor she HAS displayed medical ability. It's not that much of a stretch to think that what she knows is perfectly applicable to helping ponies. Still, it may be that Zecora would be a better fit, since it seems Zecora is actually the most competent healer we've seen thus far.
I suppose then that Fluttershy wouldn't actually be out of place as the Sniper. She is a loner and lives away from ponies, if not in the wilderness then her proximity to the Everfree would essentially make that make no difference.
Still, it also bears saying that sharp shooting still makes use of everything I mentioned, if not more so simply because of the lesser distance. But, that said, it's really only a matter of intelligence and capability to perform those calculations that qualifies Twilight as the Sniper. It may be that she would fit as the Engineer, though as far as I'm concerned she's equally qualified for both.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015
Zecora did solve the Cutie-Pox problem, yes, but that's because she possessed knowledge Twilight did not.  Had Twilight's books had a cure for the Cutie-Pox, I can't imagine why Twilight wouldn't have helped.  All credit due, Zecora is the top medicine mare in FiM, there's no disputing that.  However, it would seem to me that Twilight ranks just behind her due to her extensive knowledge.

I feel I have to contradict you on Fluttershy having displayed medical skill - we've never actually seen Fluttershy do anything.  It's generally assumed she has veterinary skills, but this is mostly because of a scene of her telling a mouse to stay off an injured leg.  It's safe to assume she did this work herself (as fixing an injured mouse leg is not overly difficult), but is it not equally possible she took the mouse to Ponyville's actual vet?  Otherwise, all we've seen her do is give bowls of soup, pills, and tape feathers to a sick bird.  In this capacity, if we're to assume Fluttershy can help animals, we must be able to assume Twilight can help ponies, wouldn't you agree?

A Sniper doesn't need to make such calculations at short range, because his rifle is designed for long distance travel.  By the time a Sniper requires actual mathematical skills, he'd likely be far removed from the actual battlefield.  The knowledge possessed by a Sniper will be dwarfed by the knowledge required by a doctor who, in most countries, may require at least a basic understanding of various sciences such as chemistry, physics, math, and of course, medicine.  Add this to the fact doctors are typically life-long learners who must update their understanding of medical science every few years, compared to the Sniper who will likely run on the same rules and understanding until his career ends.

The reason I favor Medic and Engineer more for Twilight than the Sniper is because Twilight is so much more than a mathematician.  While I have no reason to doubt she could be a Sniper, I also have no reason to doubt Applejack could be the Pyro and Rainbow Dash the Spy.  I like the idea of optimizing as much as possible instead.

As for Twilight's skills being more focused on her own dedication to studying, that's actually one reason I favor Medic for her more than Sniper.  The Medic isn't a compassionate man; medicine just interests him.  Truth is, healing is just a pleasant side effect of his actual experiments.  If the comics are any indication, even the actual fighting is seen more as testing his experiments.
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AnonymousPonyPerson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like she's fishing, and when i saw it in the "More from Tarantad0" i thought "why is twilight fishing?"
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Dr. X: ..... I presume the role of being her spotter is still open?
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
"Snipin's a good job, mate!"
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Raven: In a British accent... or at least trying to do it in a British accent, since I'm not really sure if I'm doing it right "It's challengin' work. Outta doors.... I guarantee ya you're not gonna go hungry, 'cause at the end of the day, long as there's two people left in the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead."
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
lol, yes
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Raven: So, how's everything in Ponyville?
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
it's good, why?
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Raven: Just askin', since I don't get to see an Equestrian every day.
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
oh, okay
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Browntown747 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Well, I'd bet she isn;'t anything like the Jaffar the recruitable Assassian unit in Fire Emblem [He literally show's no emotion
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SpessMehrins Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If she had a sniper on the actual show, alot of their problems with Discord and Chrisalysis could be solved much quicker.
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i-like-pie-so-much-2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd think Applejack would be Sniper, since they have the same hats...
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Rickomarr123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Umm, Applejack wears a Stetson while the Sniper wears a slouch hat, so they are not the same hats, and Engineer is better, because they are like Country Americans
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SoarinTheWonderbolt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
"Shining? Shining, I'm a- ye- Not a "crazed gunmare", Shining, I'm an assassin! ...Well, the difference bein' one is a diligent, faithful student and the other is a tardy foal!"
"Shining... Shining put- yeah - put Cadance on the phone!"

Awesome crossover art between TF2 and ponies.
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AXl711 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Say goodbye to you heads!
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SolarisTH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
SNIPA STYIL!
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ZoruaAWESOME Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are amazing
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Comickook Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Excellent fanart.

I think Trixie's teammate saw me. (dodging gunshots) Yes. Yes she did.

Feelings? You know who has a lot of feelings? Jerks who bludgeon their spouses to death with large blunt instruments. Professionals have standards.

(again, sorry. Just couldn't resist)
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useraccount Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
"Okay! Applejack, for once, Rainbow Dash is right, we DO need a dispenser here!"
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natheroscryolevont1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
LD: Do I need to study when I have a form that knows everything? If so, DON'T SHOOT!! I SURRENDER!!!!
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Regor10 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student
Is that heavy at background?
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northernlightsmlp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do I love this so? Why?
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Awesome work! X3
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MetaKirb7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
FRIGGIN AWESOME
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Xcalipoor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:icontwilightsparkleplz::iconsaysplz:I'm not a crazed gunman, dad, I'm an assassin!
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
There's a difference?
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AXl711 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
One is a job and the other's mental sickness.
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
ok ;p
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shit, I'm screwed O_O
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SebBlo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:iconsniperplz::iconsaysplz:...have a plan to kill everyone you meet:iconsaysendplz:
And Twilight just spotted you in her scope :bye:
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, why
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SebBlo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:icontwilightsparkleplz::iconsaysplz:You didn't study hard enough!:iconsaysendplz:
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Dr. X: Did I?
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