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When he got home they patched up his wings and told him everything would be alright. They told him that he had done something very brave for his country - that he was a hero. But no golden medal could save him from the horrific memory of a brutal war.

I'm really proud of this one! :'D If you didn't get it, he has post-traumatic stress disorder which I think is one of the most horrible things in the world. And that's a ponified WWII US air force helmet/mask.

Zero (c) ~raptorc
MLP:FiM (c) Lauren Faust, Hasbro, etc
this image was made by me for ~raptorc
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awsomegirl55 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My dad was also from the war, though he still got flash backs from canon blasts once, he didn't overreact like others with post-traumatic stress disorder.
BigAl29 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I remember seeing this back when I didn't have a DA account.

Now I do.

And now I'm going to favorite this.  :)
yosup7400 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it alright if I use this as a temporary cover image for a fanfiction I'm working on? You will be given credit and a link to your profile will be provided.
med1138 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
War changes you
Vladimir022 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of my own pony sona, who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for obvious reasons since you drew his picture)
Ferote Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Bra-fucking-vo, amazing
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Must've been one of those poor souls who had to go around dropping napalm. Horrible stuff, that napalm.
menisha Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QuinnRiley Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww poor dude!
IMARAINOWUNICORN Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Eevee-adopt-Mart, how would you feel is you came home all safe and sound. BUT you still had
 the memories of guns blowing peoples head off
AsiDeIlogica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artist
Creepy but amazing, I love pony militars.
AsiDeIlogica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artist
Sorry english lol.
Military ponys.
Eevee-Adopt-Mart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't get how this is creepy, plz explain someone
aisu-isme Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ask anyone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They'll tell you how scary it is.
HammIAm Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the worst thing in the world.
Drakin929 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'm reminded of a scene from the first Fullmetal Alchemist series that seems somewhat related to this scene, talking to an old war vet who lost a leg in battle:

Veteran: "Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature. You can do the cruelest things. It doesn't even matter if it's an order or not. To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It's like a steel door. But once the war is over, you can't keep it closed anymore. I can never let myself forget what I saw there and what I did. This leg is my constant reminder. When I look at it, the whole thing comes rushing back."

Ed: "That's your reason? You don't want auto-mail that could make you functional, just so you can wallow in your guilt?"

Veteran: "That's not the only reason. It's true I've lost my leg, but I've gained something in return. Something much more important. Quiet. Peace of mind. The chance to live with my grandchildren, and watch them grow. It's only after we've given something up, that we obtain the thing we really want. Isn't that the way of the Alchemist?"

Ed: "Yeah, that's right. But what about all those men who went to war and came back in one piece? That's the whole dream of the soldier, right?"

Veteran: "Those people who came back without a scratch have lost something just as real. Even if it's something you can't see on their skin."


Veteran: "A dream to get everything back the way it was. But once you have it, what will you do with your life? The pleasure of a dream is that it's a fantasy. If it happens, it was never a dream."

Your art is really amazing, creepy as heck at times, but really amazing.
7777villain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I can imagine like some demented and twisted American theme playing in the background
7777villain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Hooray for mental disorders!
MorbidWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Overlord299 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Kill a pony, and they call you a murderer. Kill a hundred of them and they call you a hero.
mrchristopher666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
war is a horrible, terrible thing that destroys lives and ruins families. but it is human nature to fight amongst ourselves and to me that is humanity's greatist flaw. that is a damn fine pic
Siiver7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Nature...when a species becomes too dominant, they need something else to dominate: themselves.

In this case, it's us humans...
Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A -fuckn- men! :squee:
Cipher17 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
the actual pic doesn't tag at me, it's the story behind it. really good job
MonoSheep Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gale-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
war...war never changes it effects us all but none can ever understand what it does to the soldiers on the front lines how many friends did he see fall. how many had familys waiting back home? how many times did they look to him as there life faded from there eyes. no one can truly understand what the soldier sees unless they were that perticuler one.

a very nice picture a tear shed for those lost along the way.
DoctorRichtofen935 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
suyuku-san Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I've seen those, only the Canadian version (not exactly sure what the difference is though ^^; ) this is really neat, reminds me of my grandfather he fought in the war too as a bomber pilot. I even wrote a story dedicated to him, want to take a look?
stotans Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Will he find peace?
Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
your description reminds me of one :I
MadMoizelle-Sirkis Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job !
DrSklee Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Its obvious this poor pony has suffered hard times.
I love the effect you have givin it .
WriteByNumbers Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't really like MLP...but this is a great piece! So powerful...
catz537 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your creepy ponies!
Doll-Face17 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so great.
lanternjoe Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
By any chance, was this the war that the Friendship is Witchcraft versions of Rarity and Applejack fought in?
El-Frosty-Seagull Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I love it... O.O
Unidad26 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
The only heros are the ones that can return with thery heads intact or the less damage at least.
Niki-Tiki-Tavi Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Artist
Que, Sera-Sera, Whatever will be, will be...
heretic14 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol he needs a bomber suit
wangsty Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Writer
support our troops
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Niki-Tiki-Tavi Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Artist
9-ого Мая вот этим и подержим =)
9-th May,this get write)
Mya101795 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Wow! That's really kool and I like your idea. I have PTSD and I like how you portrait it
aisu-isme Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm glad I did it justice.
Superbombd Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
omg i have that too
ivaneit0r Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer

NaturesRose Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear lord, that poor pony D8 .
RazorBlade17 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
sad I feel for the guy some memories just can't be unseen, my dad was in Vietnam, so I've grown up around someone with PTSD
TerminalGlow Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I got it the moment I saw the title. Post traumatic stress disorder is nothing new to me.
I'm glad I got to see this.
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