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Big Bro Showdown [COMMISSION] by FacelessJr Big Bro Showdown [COMMISSION] by FacelessJr
Ah, the sweet, fresh scent of new pone in the gallery. It just can't be beat.

In this fun little still, we've got Shining Armor and Big Mac hoof-wrestling over a barrel of Sweet Apple Acres cider. With moral support close by, the struggle ends exactly as Applejack predicted. Twily is a bit stunned that her big bro actually lost a round of hoof-wrestling, this instance quite possibly this being the first time he has ever been defeated in the noble sport. She's probably less shocked than worried about how he's dealing with it... Big Mac doesn't gloat in his victory, but that doesn't stop him from feeling a bit smug. After all, it's not everyday you can say that you've bested royalty.

This piece was commissioned by the ever-patient :iconslayerman118: Had quite a bit of fun working with the characters and posing them in the shot. Oddly enough, this is also the very first time that I've drawn Big Mac. On that note, this piece was excellent practice for male pone construction/anatomy. I also had a lot of fun posing Twily over there, what with her hooves and droopy wings and all.

That's all for now. Probably got some saucier work on the horizon, so stay tuned. Keep it classy, ponefriends.

UPDATE (3-16-13):After consulting a professional plastic surgeon about Big Mac's smarmy-good-lookin' face, I decided to go ahead and redraw his muzzle a little bit to give it that fresher, more canonical look. I think it looks gobs better than the first iteration, so I wanted to make sure I got that big pone updated on here. The original, unmodified one I posted can be found at a more licentious location.
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:iconloopoloopi:
loopoloopi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Aftermath: Big Mac pours Shining Armor a mug from the barrel he won, saying that a true Apple shares, no matter what, and even congratulating Shining Armor on actually being able to give him a challenge.
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
We now know that Maud Pie is the strongest big sibling.
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:iconwolfrulez:
wolfrulez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Writer
I'm always wodering who's stronger Bulk Biceps or Big Macintosh.
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:iconkersey475:
Kersey475 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I'd assume Big Macintosh because in addition to the fact that Earth Ponies are usually physically stronger than Pegasi, Big Mac's muscles are more balanced than Bulk Bicep's comical disproportion (for example, Big Mac's lower limbs are bigger).
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SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
AJ's reaction: :iconapplejackhappyplz:

Twi's reaction: :icontwilightcrazyplz:
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Pinkie's reaction: Meh, my sister's stronger than that.
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:iconjosiah-shockency-jcs:
Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beaten by a country folk! ;D
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:iconthejayster49:
TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't call him BIG Mac for nothin'
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:iconfanfics4ever:
fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shining Armor put all his strength into it... Big Mac barely twitched.
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:iconshadowspider9:
Shadowspider9 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Big Mac would win in strength but Shining would win in agility and speed. So a fight between them (without magic) would be pretty balanced.
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Basically it's a case of Foreman vs. Ali (force vs agility).
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:iconshadowspider9:
Shadowspider9 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Pretty much at that point it simply comes down to a test of endurance.
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:iconspyrofan1310:
Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I like to picture Big Mac and Shining Armor shaking hooves afterwards with Big Mac complimenting Shining Armor for a great effort, and Shining Armor congratulating Big Mac for winning.  I even like to think of them as old buddies in Royal Guard training.
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TigroSpottystripes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Hm, isn't having the HUB's watermark possibly putting you at higher risk of receiving a takedown notice?
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Teen-Lyoko-Fan7777 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconapplejackplz: - Looks like Shinin' here gets to wear Granny's Girdle this time, Twi... *giggles*
:iconbigmacponyplz: - :iconeeyupplz:
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xXThePixelrXx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should'nt Shining's horn poke Big Mac's head?  It is in his hair a little. Maybe deeper?
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:iconpancho09974:
pancho09974 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
that's Applejack's brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GenesisHD Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Big Mac > Shining Armor
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome!!
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:iconvevans0009:
vevans0009 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013

I was not surprised by this outcome at all.:| (Blank Stare) 

 

Its Big Mac for crying out loud!!!!:D (Big Grin)  

 

A huge "powerhouse" going up against "prince charming"!Giggle 

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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if Big Mac has ever considered signing up for the Royal Guard.
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Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I wouldn't be surprised if he did.  I could just imagine all the unicorns (except for Shining Armor) laughing at him because he's just a simple earth pony.  But Shining Armor agrees with Big Mac that you don't need magic to be a Royal Guard as long as your strength more then makes up for it, which makes them become great friends.  But when Big Mac's parents died, he had a farm to run and a filly sister to take care of.
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*sisters.
And yeah, I could see Shining and Mac spending Friday nights at the pub like old pals.
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Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I don't think he had to take care of both his sisters, just Applebloom since she was a baby when their parents died.
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LokosFermincho Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Artist
That would be fucking epic!!!! :D
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Are there any Earth Ponies on the Royal Guard? All I've ever seen are unicorns and pegasus...
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very few.
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I think Flash Sentry was one of them
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, he's a pegasus.
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Totally could see this happen!
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fox-mccloud Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, Shining Armor may be Captain of the Royal Guard, but nobody can beat Big MacIntosh when it comes to physical strength. Even among the main six ponies, Applejack is physically the strongest, being the hard-working farm girl that she is.
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:icondeuxofspades:
deuxofspades Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure Shining Armor gave it his best shot, but come now, Big Mac is a farm pony... :D
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:iconshiningarmorplz::iconsaysplz: I only have one question...why didn't you enlist in the Royal Guard?  You'd have made Gunnery Sergeant in less than a year!
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Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
XD look at shining's face! he's like owwww...:(
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:iconneversaynever123455:
neversaynever123455 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
well im gaa
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skyarmyfan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
o-o but mac is so strong and um never mind :iconohyoublushplz: 
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:iconsnowpup22:
Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
:iconapplejackconfusedplz::iconsaysplz:Sounds like y'all have a crush on mah brother. :P
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:iconskyarmyfan:
skyarmyfan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
0.0 
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:iconsnowpup22:
Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
:iconapplejackmadplz::iconsaysplz:Well??
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:iconskyarmyfan:
skyarmyfan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
o-o
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:iconsnowpup22:
Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Are you gonna say anythin???
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:iconskyarmyfan:
skyarmyfan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Erm
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:iconrassilon001:
Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013

So awesome... love the expressions.  They tell a whole separate story.

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scouradowfangirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my two favorite guy ponies!
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:iconhoneyheart1190:
HoneyHeart1190 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was there ever any doubt?
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:iconnxj1984:
nxj1984 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Seriously, he didn't stand a chance.
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HoneyHeart1190 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconeeyupplz:
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:iconjesserfly:
Jesserfly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
NOPONY can beat Big Macintosh at hoof-wrestling XD
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:iconinvaderpucca:
InvaderPucca Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can... BECAUSE I HAVE NO HOOVES! *waves arms* 
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anonprincess11 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist
BIG MAC WILL ALWAYS WIN!
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