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As for her name being "Rose Quartz", take her name set-up to be like "Derpy Hooves", for example. The goofy pegasus usually is called "Derpy"; so like her, this character usually only goes by "Rose". Adding Quartz like a surname was just for the fact that she is a Crystal Pony, and it being a mineral crystal and all. Somewhat pun-ish, but only a little.
The story behind Rose's development is both considered amusing and ironic, to me. She was sort of inspired through both the Crystal Empire concept and through the category of my one villain OC Erebus
Now, I've had this character (Erebus) in my head for awhile, but his design took awhile for me to get down (He is presently likely going under a little bit of a design revamp, because I feel like he isn't 'epic enough', considering his role in the Discord/Celestia adventure-esque fanfiction I am working on
). Now, back with the rumor with that one thumbnail of King Sombra's head on HUB's website, this was obviously roughly during the Canterlot Wedding two-parter. Those episodes themselves were aired on 4/21/12. My upload of Erebus? Officially 4/20/12. The wedding games and activities had been up for a little while before, though not too long, but I never saw that little thumbnail slip clue of the Season 3 villain until awhile later. So, imagine when the closer we got to November, the closer we got to finding out that head shot was an official image of the Season 3 opening villain.
At first, I was nervous. Teamed with somewhat of an incorporeal shadow form? I thought this wasn't looking good for my character. Even though my portrayal of Erebus is technically more like an entity/embodiment of darkness in more than one way, as we're talking like once being a cosmic form (connected with Celestia and Luna's parents, rank-wise), and not like something basic as a shadow body, let alone the potential fanfiction story I am coming up with (the Discord and Celestia one I keep mentioning on about).
Of course, with as little Sombra that was shown in the two-part Crystal Empire episodes, I was both relieved and saw this to work in my favor and story's plot. Before the episodes themselves came out earlier in November, I could not help but compare some of their color schemes. It's stupid, I know, but here is that comparison: [link]
Aren't those all a bit close, if not in some related shade sort of way? I know, right?
I was beyond myself and actually a bit pleased. In result, I came up with a bit of an idea; one I thought may be a little crazy or gutsy (when it comes to OC and canon character clashing). Thus, I thought with the relation of colors and themes, Erebus would be King Sombra's father. This is officially my new headcanon.
So, if you have not yet guessed her role by now - Rose Quartz's role is that of being Erebus's lover. So, pretty much think of the scenario like a Mortal + Higher Form type of fling. The Greek mythology is obviously a good example of what I am referring to. Ergo, she is King Sombra's legitimate mother.
This will be shown and established in something of a single one-shot back story that I am also going to be working on. It will be more of a stand alone and more than likely not really mentioned in the actual big story project I am working on (unless it's vaguely hinted, I can't honestly say at the moment). Of course, much to Rose's eventual dismay, the fling with Erebus is one-sided. Erebus is both a tactical and devious character. Yes, you'll see how cold and big of a magnificent bastard Erebus can be (in the stand alone and the actual main story project). The "acts" themselves you could say were more planned and served as an experimentation for him.
So, team that with a Crystal Pony birthing an odd-looking foal (aka: Sombra), fellow Crystal Pony inhabitants both fearing her child and soon ostracizing herself along with her child as time passes, yeah... sucks for you Rose Quartz. It's kind of sad, but sometimes making plot, controversies, and so forth can be fun and overrule you feeling bad for a character/one's own creation. So yeah, I don't know if that means I'm a bad person or not.
: Rose's eye color = the color of King Sombra's sclera.Fact #2
: Rose Quartz is dated back during the reign of the first Crystal Empire Queen (who was the one that founded the Crystal Faire tradition, as mentioned in the episode. So, around that thousand years ago mark if not perhaps a little more, as we do not necessarily know the timeline of their first Queen). So yes, in my own personal thoughts/opinions, I pose Sombra like a "demigod-like" offspring. So therefore, he has more of a longer life span than an average citizen, obviously.
Plus, what with the mother being a crystal pony, and Sombra's dark crystal connections or desires.... aren't I smart and creative?
Sheesh, this picture was on my desktop since... almost two weeks ago.
Why I stopped from posting it sooner, I will never know.
Let me know what you think.
I would love to hear from you all.