Introducing my sweet little stumpy broken Alicorn OC, Marzipan: drawn by the talented Sinister Puppet
. Be sure to commission her for your OC - she is amazing!
***COMING SOON: Marzipan as a Plushie! ^^
Marzipan comes from a long line of alicorns and given the beauty, brains and charm she possessed at a young age, it was expected that she too would be an alicorn and a remarkable one at that, but her magical skills never developed. She grew a tiny stump of a horn that was an embarassment to her mother who was famed for her beauty and skills in magic and apparently couldn't be surgically removed because it wasn't completely dead of magic, only mostly. It was whispered among the alicorn nobility that her mother had illicitly mated with a buff & tan country simpleton of an earth pony, named Buck and that is why Marzipan turned out as she did. You can imagine the number of tawdry jokes about the "buck stopping here" tittered among the alicorn nobility and if you've seen Tarentino's Kill Bill, well, you catch my drift...
Marzipan's wings did come in, but they came in too small to ever be able to fly gracefully. Flying for Marzipan is an incredibly embarassing affair as all of the grace and elegance of the alicorn that had been instilled into her at a young age, goes poof, the moment she tries to fly. Most everypony that watches, can't help but laugh at how ridiculous she looks with her impeccable curls flying crazily about her red puffing face, her tiny stumpy wings beating a mile a minute and her usually long, elegant limbs flailing awkwardly in panic mode as she almost never soars but rather, droops out of the sky. Now, Marzipan never flies publically, but sometimes at night when the Apple family is asleep, she will climb up on the Apple family barn and jump off and 1 out of every 30 jumps, if the wind is right, she will sail over the Apple orchard in the moonlight. This is the greatest joy and thrill of her life and also, the greatest sadness.
Marzipan prefers to live in ponyville instead of living among the alicorn nobility. Most everypony else finds her intriguing for both her beauty, tallness and tiny stumpy wings and deformed bump of a horn and she is frequently stared at by the ponies of ponyville and often followed by the foals as she gracefully walks about town. She often feels like she doesn't truly fit in anywhere but the ponies of ponyville are kind. Her best friend is Rarity who is the only pony that she can truly be herself around. They spend hours laughing, striking poses for pics and designing elaborate costumes for each other followed by more hours on the beach with Rarity underneath her giant hat, umbrella and spf 100 and Marzipan gleefully soaking in the sun.
She wears golden sandals on her hooves, designed by Rarity with little wings on the end. Rarity inspired her to see that her stumpy wings are actually "cute" and to focus on the other talents she has. Marzipan's cutiemark are 2 daisies. She received her cutiemark when she was lying in a clump of daisies, wishing she was in the sky instead and then suddenly, it dawned on her, that there was beauty all around her on the earth and that she didn't need to fly to experience and create beauty.
INSPIRATION FOR MARZIPAN:
Marzipan is loosely based on me: child of the 70s (hence her 70s color pallet of rust, mustard, brown, gold and periwinkle; bouffant mane style, and "flower-child" cutie mark). She is tall like me (hence the alicorn body), blonde hair/blue eyes and reflects my love of retro and mod. Her eyes are inspired by a 1970s "bradley doll" which were characterized by mod heavy black eyeliner, periwinkle eye shadow and dewy big eyed innocence. "Bradley" also happens to be my surname. Both Marzipan and I also love shoes, especially metallic gold ones and warm summer days. I made her a "flawed" alicorn because I wanted her to be an interesting and inspiring character despite her "Barbie-doll" sunkissed generic beauty. Life isn't always easy and sometimes it is necessary to conquer difficulties and learn and grow from them.