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Daring Do and the Ancient Curse by Starbat Daring Do and the Ancient Curse by Starbat
Whew! This took a long time to complete. I hope you enjoy this comic.

For those that aren't familiar, this is a reference to a scene from the movie The Mummy. Here's the clip [link]

For the "bony" structure of the mummy's face, I created this reference for what I believe pony skulls must look like. I used details from what actual horse skulls look like to make it more realistic. [link]

And yes, in case there weren't enough hints, the mummy is supposed to be Lyra. It's meant as a reference to episode 4 of season 2, where Lyra is dressed as a mummy in the background (for Nightmare Night).

Huge thank you to :iconbreadking: for providing the everfree forest background in panels 1 through 7. Frankly, I had enough backgrounds to worry about already. XD

Reference background to be found here. [link]

Twilight's cutie mark, by :iconblackgryph0n:
Daring's cutie mark, by :iconhawk9mm:

UPDATE, same evening: I am once again honored to have been featured on Equestria Daily. Thanks so much!

My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic is property of Hasbro.

-----------------------------------Just for fun -------------------------------------

Twilight: Oh look, I may not be an explorer, or an adventerer, or a treasure seeker, or a gun-fighter, miss Daring Do.... but I am proud of what I am!

Daring: And what is that?

Twilight: I ... am a Librarian! *faints*

Daring: I guess librarians can't hold their dandelion wine...
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:iconpraetor-dex:
In my oppinion originality isn't all that important, espaially with a crossover. I found it quite interesting you chose to impliment the mummy into a daring do story. that'll give you a good number of points. Also the choice of twilight as evelene was very well done. I was slightly perplexed that you chose to portray lyra as the mummy, but then i realise she could mistaken twilight as bon bon so that'll work quite nicly. I found the way you pointed out the gag of the howeling wind to be perfect. you obviously payed attention to the numerous movies that played that joke.

At anyrate, very well done!
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This is my favourite My little Pony comment online.

It is truly fantastic. The original storyline, the fantastic drawing, the little hints and hidden jokes, the way you portrayed how much Daring-Do is like Dashie and even the way you showed how their two personalities differed so much.

I can't describe how awesome this is, you did such a great job! I really hope you're proud of yourself^^

I rated so highly because I can tell how much effort has gone into this- and I assure you it has totally paid off created a great, effective piece of art. Well done!!
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DoubleBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member
lol Lyra is mummy Squishy Lyra Icon

and twilight remind me of myself when i got new novel to read *Free Icon/Emote* Twilight Hairball Pusheen 
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcbugnet2:
cbugnet2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read in slide 10 she says Lai rah
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and the mummy's colors are Lyra's, and she was buried with her lyre.
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:iconcbugnet2:
cbugnet2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-it's L-lyra...
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.  ;)
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:iconsockerboy129:
sockerboy129 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
i was Going to say oh CRAP! but at least it was a dream
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I love this comic dearly. ^.^
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:iconshamrock95:
Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Join us next time for part 2, where Twilight and Daring Do discover the Necronomicon!
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:iconraggyrabbit94:
raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

awesome comic, that mummy Lyra with the empty eye sockets is so creepy... :iconlyrashrugplz:

I cant wait for the new Daring Do episode coming in season 4 :icondaringdoplz:

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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.  Thank you.  :)
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:iconfierce-dities-link:
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I expectedthat mummy to rise up and yell, 'Hands!' Seeing as how it looked like a mmummified Lyra.
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:iconrosegirl113:
Rosegirl113 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Writer
Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash 
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:iconweeya1:
weeya1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I.....love....The Mummy! :squee:
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:icondrakethebluedragon:
DrakeTheBlueDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Lyra?!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconangelic20:
angelic20 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lyra hearstrings!?!? are you the MUMMY!?!??!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.  :D

Just a not-so-subtle reference to Lyra's costume in the Nightmare Night episode.  XD
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:icondemnex:
Demnex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
"Curses are a bunch of hooey."
YOU. HAVE. FREAKING. MAGIC!!!!
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:iconlillythefox264:
LillyTheFox264 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Unicorn/alicorn magic is a little different from curses like tthe one in the comic.
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:iconangwykitten:
angwykitten Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
it that lyra?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.  :)
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:iconteknikcaliber:
TeknikCaliber Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now all you need is a chainsaw and a job at the sofa and quill store... oh wait that's Evil Dead necrinomicon nvm
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:iconfluttershy1236:
Fluttershy1236 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Lol
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:iconregreme:
Regreme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
XD Priceless.
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconregreme:
Regreme Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Just being honest.^^ Oh, and here's a thought.... if books and the like are other realities, and Twilight can now MAKE spells... what're the chances of dimensional hijinx ensuing?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like an opening for many a fanfiction. ;)
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:iconregreme:
Regreme Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Yup.^^ And I just thought of an oh god crossover concept. Where a hero from another reality would unintentionally become a villain, due to becoming lost in their world, and going on a rampage to find what he lost due to the travel. That being Asura from Asura's Wrath.... and him seeking his daughter, Mithra. And having such strength that he shrugs off all they throw at him.
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:iconbeeblur:
Beeblur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
where did you get the words?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounded them out from the film clip.
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:iconbeeblur:
Beeblur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
cool
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:iconhanmac:
Hanmac Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Twilight still didn't learn yet not to read magic books loud ... someday she will accidentally summon cuthlu or something similar
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many a fanfiction is premised by Twilight accidentally activating a spell that gets out of hand. XD
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:iconesf-shadow:
ESF-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved that movi xD
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! :D
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:iconesf-shadow:
ESF-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yyyeah boi
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:iconmaerorem-caligo:
Maerorem-Caligo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Mummy reference?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was it that obvious? XD
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:iconmaerorem-caligo:
Maerorem-Caligo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Writer
It was well done, I just have a slight obsession.
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:iconmeriem2003:
meriem2003 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that looks like lyra!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. ;)
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:iconchristianathealicorn:
ChristianaTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lyra..?
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. :)
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:iconchristianathealicorn:
ChristianaTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
xD
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess she got a little too engaged with anciet human rituals. XD

Actually, it's supposed to be a reference to the Nightmare Night episode, where Lyra is seen wearing a mummy costume. ;)
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:iconchristianathealicorn:
ChristianaTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh,my bad
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:iconkatieladybuggie:
Katieladybuggie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THE MUMMY IS LYRA!!! :O
but... how....
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dream sequence. Also makes a good excuse for Twilight and Daring Do to have a conversation. ;)
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