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Meet the Twimedic - P1 by Metal-Kitty Meet the Twimedic - P1 by Metal-Kitty
It is now Twilight's turn, and she comes as none other than... THE MEDIC!

Why Twimedic?
Naturally, I felt Twilight's disposition as both an intellectual and a magician meant that she had to be a class that was either smart and/or none-mundane. The Medic, as it so happened, fit both of these, armed with his healing and ubercharging, his mad scientist tendencies, and more than enough syringes to murder a grown man, it just seemed right. It has been said machinery in Equestria is powered by unicorn magic, so that also explains the heal-beam and such. Finally, Twilight's role as a sort of go-to pony for problems, both friendship and weirdness related, seemed to make it right. Bonus points? Among the various other titles given to the Medic in Medieval mode, we have 'Wizard', 'Witchdoctor', and 'Apothecary', and the Medic has stated an interest in learning magic, as seen here...…

Why not Twilight Sniper?
Okay, I honestly felt like when whoever made the famous match-ups did this, they simply lacked any form of love for the character and put her in whatever role was left over. Either that or she was their favorite character, and so was the sniper. While some argue the Sniper's job 'takes intelligence' I would like to disagree - it takes ACCURACY, yes, but a complete moron can be accurate. The Sniper is a woodsman, a hunter, and a guy who seems at one with nature - Twilight is, literally, like his polar opposite or something.

Other thoughts?
I had considered making Twilight the engineer (teleporting, energy weapons) and the demomare (magical history). I even contemplated Pyro for a bit, seeing as Twilight HAS been prone to go nuts, but I decided pyromancy was not quite her thing.

Next -…

Heavy -…
Soldier -…
Engineer -…
Demo -…
Scout -…
Sniper -…
Spy -…
Pyro - Coming Soon

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP (C) Hasbro/Lauren Faust
TF2 (C) Valve
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Legate47 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Twilight as medic actually does make more sense than sniper.
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I know, right? :D
Bluerobin46 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm certainly all for deviations from the usual TF2-MLP classes (i.e. Twilight as Engie, or soldier, or even medic in this case), I'm still thinking Sniper isn't that bad of a job for her. I agree about what you said about accuracy, even a pony with as bad a vision as Derpy/Ditzy have the accuracy to headshot once in a while; but, when I think about sniper, I think it's less about accuracy as much as it is precision, the ability to repeat that result ('Even Derpy can headshot, but how frequent can she do it?' effectively). Plus, to be honest, I actually do think Sniper actually is quite an intellectual individual, next to Engineer, he doesn't come off to me as someone who just takes a gun and sees how many he can hit that day. I know Medic is smart too, but I occasionally wonder exactly how smart he really is (can't be worse than soldier, I'll say that much).

The reason I say it's less about having accuracy and more about having precision, is because I have played sniper on the occasion (he's kinda so-so in respect to other classes I frequent: Spy, Medic, Pyro...) and I roughly have about 1:3 ratio when headshotting to overall kills (my rifle is strange and has a headshot counter), and I still get harassed by other players for it. True, that's roughly 33.3%, but hey I'm still happy about it, it's still a better percentile of accuracy than most others I know.

I do respect your opinion though, really I do, I guess I just see a stronger connection for Twilight having the potential of being a sniper than you do. By the way, if you stuck through and read all this, thanks. Sorry about the long-winded comment.
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2014
I didn't think Twilight should be shoe-horned into a class just because she could do it.  I wanted more than that.  I wanted Twilight in a class that fit her in the broadest sense.

Doctors require college.  Various sciences, maths, philosiphies, they cover all of that.  Medic's own pet bird is named after an ancient Greek mathematician.  His creation and modification of the medi gun and uber devices shows technological skill, and his etchings on his blackboard in Rottenburg show he's smart at.... other things I am not quite sure how to label.  Even in gameplay, the Medic is a thought class who has to pick and choose who to heal, who can live to get a health pack, and when to pop ubercharges, which are perhaps the single most powerful asset in any competition.

Twilight is also more than just smarts.  She's a leader, she holds her friends together... to me, it seemed a little off to have a character such as her hiding behind barrels while Fluttershy -- timid, fearful, afraid-of-her-own-shadow little Fluttershy -- runs around in a hail of bullets helping the team with tactical pushes and leads her team to victory.
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I asume one of the reasons Twilight was picked as The Sniper because the way that they talked was similar
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
They didn't even talk similarly.
Not the same accent, different personalities, different flavors...
He says the words 'Be efficient' and it seems to me those two words are what most people cling to.  If he had just said 'Be polite' the 'Fluttershy' points would have sky rocketed.

It fascinates me, really, what people will use to justify these things.  They tend to give it the barest of thought; as a result, we get a Twilight Sparkle who is basically just an irritation rather than an actual combat asset who dresses up in woodsman and animal themed outfits, and a Fluttershy who cuts her friends open, explodes hearts, keeps Rarity's head in a fridge, and is one of the single most threatening assets in the battle field.

Honestly, this was the big reason I did these alternate matchups.  Of all of them, I felt Fluttershy and Twilight were the most backwards of the two setups.
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I agree. Funny Thing is that outside the context of TF2 they're many images of Fluttershy as a sniper.
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Indeed, because outside of TF2, people see it as fitting for her to play a long-ranger that stays out of conflict.  I honestly blame the fact that by the time I tried to establish a different setup, it had been something people had already been used to for two or three years.  Had I done this at the beginning (or, in fact, liked ponies at that time) then its entirely possible my setup would have been the more widely accepted one (not saying it would be, I'm only arrogant enough to think it would have had a fighting chance xD), but people do not give up habit or known concepts easily.

I hadn't anticipated it, but it's been fascinating to watch how people react to the setup.  I've gotten many arguments, some that almost convinced me, and others that made even less sense than the common arguments (someone once argued that Medic was a 'nice and shy' type - Seeing him charge into battle with untested technology and no idea if it would work left me more than a little unconvinced).  However, as of yet, nothing but what I've seen from TF2 itself has ever effected my judgement; Engineer's level-headed nature in Expiration Date in the face of danger nearly changed my position on Engie-Pie and Apple-Demo, but it changed back when I considered that Pinkie Pie would likely continue trying to smile even in the face of certain doom.
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Come on.. faster, faster!"
"What is that crazy freak doing at this sec- oh no no no nonononoNONO- *blast"

[Beginning screen]

"...and the results? It was all good except... the patient's brain was turned to liquid! HAHAHA..."
"heh, hehe..."
 "...well, that's how I got kicked out of the magic lab... hehe!"
mrtallyman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
while, i don't disagree with twilight as the medic, I must put forth that, from what ive gathered, being a sniper tends to be more based around mathematics (measuring wind velocities, bullet drop, inertia exct) more then it is manual accuracy.

still, twi-medic is awsome and so is fluttersniper, so ive no complaints
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