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Surprise: “Surprise!”
Pinkie: “Pinkie! Hi! I’m Pinkie Pie! What’s your name?”
S: “I’m Surprise!”
P: giggles “that makes sense! Are you new to Ponyville?”
S: “Oh absolutely! To be honest, I don’t know where I am! I was sucked into a pulsating vortex and ended up here! Everything is so different! Even me!” looks at her wings and hooves as if discovering her body for the first time
P: “That sounds really exciting!”
S: “Oh, you know it! I’ve been smiling all day!”
P: laughs “Smiling is the best!”
S: “It so is!” hoofbumps “wanna hang out?”
P: “Does a teal platypus wear a fedora?” pauses a second “That means yes!” laughs
My friend Feather Bloom helped me by designing a version of Surprise’s mane that would look good in the G4 style. Really, her mane design made this piece. I didn’t want it to be the carbon copy of Pinkie’s mane that so many people seem to like to do. Surprise may be the inspiration for Pinkie, but they are not the same character, and they have very different manes.

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KaityKat117
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
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Wannabe Artist
@Background Pony #85F2
Well I appreciate your appreciation of mine and my friend’s efforts. ^v^
@UnderwoodART
This was my exact reaction. lmao
Also as for the CM looking “sperm-ish”, idk man, I just traced Surprise’s CM from a G1 screenshot.
@Peace Petal
I just used a color picker on a screenshot from G1. I tried to be as accurate as possible on all the colors. Like you said, by nature of the quality of 80’s animation, the colors were never really super consistent to the degree you’re looking at, anyway. The important bit is that she’s recognizable as who she is.
Peace Petal
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
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@Feather_Bloom
I’m getting a hex code of #976F86 from screencaps of Surprise, which is listed as Mountbatten Pink (a purple-y pink, to be sure) on https://chir.ag/projects/name-that-color
This image gives #4B4491, which is listed as Victoria (a shade of purple-y blue).
I suppose it’s not that far off. And it’s definitely hard to get precise colors with those old, ’80s screencaps from VHS. I did look up the toy, and it was much more purple than I had expected.
Background Pony #85F2
As a G1 fan it does get a teensy bit irritating seeing her portrayed as just a Pinkie recolor all the time, so the fact that her mane design here is actually distinct is really cool, and appreciated. :D