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Apple Trees by PumpkinHipHop Apple Trees by PumpkinHipHop
Sometimes I like to think silly thoughts. Like the FlimFlam Brothers being some sort of Apple Family blacksheep. Perhaps because of their nature. Shortcuts and get rich quick schemes instead of hard work. Or maybe even partly because they're unicorns in a traditionally Earth Pony family.

Perhaps they were born of Apples farther away as an older generation. So Applejack and her siblings didn't know them because the older generations like Ma and Pa and Granny Smith didn't talk about them.

"What's the matter, Granny Smith? Chicken?" I don't recall Granny Smith even being introduced to them. Not to mention her little frightened look when she tasted their cider. Their cutie marks ARE apples, it's obviously their talent. The way they go about it isn't traditional, but even Granny seemed shaken by the quality they produced. Their being cut out of the family might even give them a grand motive to WANT to go to Ponyville and try to win Sweet Apple Acres for their own as a sort of retribution. Claim their right to be in the family.

I could yammer on about my personal headcanons and the like. But really, no one want's to read a wall of text about it.

SO. To the picture. I drew this based on all that and how Applebloom's mane and coat color reflect theirs closely. Not that pony genetics make any sense in that realm. So it's pretty much moot. Either way it was fun to draw.

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Kiraskoolcreations Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Great headcannon!
SusieBeeca Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   General Artist
Ha! I love reading other people's headcanons. Of course, yours kind of makes me feel uncomfortable about all those FlimJack pics I've done :XD: Anyway, I love the composition here, and using hatching for shading was an interesting twist---it gives your personal touch to the show's style. Good job!
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I like the drawing, but I like your theory even more. :)
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:iconachievementplz: NEW HEAD-CANON!
Moones95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your headcanon is now my headcanon too :D It's too good to not believe XD
The drawing is awesome :D I love the "Make love not war" feeling the drawing has ^^ Applebloom was the only one in the Apple family who wasn't directly "NO" when the FlumFlam Brothers came to town :D
CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh! Interesting headcanon.
lordkorv Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
you have a point...
attack193 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
An interesting and plausible theory! I believe I shall add this to my own headcannon! =P
theblindarcher1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Id really enjoy seeing those two again in the show they where just so much fun.
i didnt even notice that they had not been introduced to granny amith when they said her name but the apple family and sweet apple acres are probably both well known in the pony world. They where the first family to settle in that area and they founded Ponyville as well as becoming one of the major growers of apples in Equestria. I really like how you made appleblooms bangs hang so low. Its cute.
Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Headcanon is awesome and accepted.
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