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Why by GenjiLim Why by GenjiLim
...is this a thing? Rarity vs a giant crab. So random. (Value study ~ 1 hour)

Edit: OK, I did some research and for those of you, like me, who were wondering... *Whatsapokemon commissioned many artists to draw Rarity fighting a crab, and it has begun to catch on as a meme.  Apparently he had no other reason (other than being random) to request art of this specific subject.

My best guess was that the original concept came from two internet phenomena: The Giant Enemy Crab derives from an awkward E3 game presentation which "features battles which actually happened in Japan" where you fight said crab. (More info) And Rule of the Internet #35.2 (from rules of the internet), states, "If no pony is found of it, it will be made." As a result, we now have Rarity fighting crabs.  But, at this point, you're free to come up with your own guesses.

Edit2: This was featured by the Cutie Art Crusaders in Episode 43 - Crab Battle! Thanks for the critique, and I made a quick correction to Rarity's anatomy. Thanks for pointing that out! : D
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Kylami Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Oh wow! NOW I know too~! Thanks for that info!
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GenjiLim Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, no problem! : )
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ThornwindFairy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
hehe, I enjoyed listening to those guys' critique. You totally deserved the feature ^_^
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GenjiLim Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks, Thornwind!  I was quite happy they chose to feature my work.
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shademaster24601 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
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ZombieMonkey7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is just so fucking cool, I really hope even more artist continue this
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GenjiLim Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks! Yep, I hope so too!
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JosD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
at the end the crab turns into this
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GenjiLim Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe xD
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SuperPeasentNajeeb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I dont know WHY its a thing.
But I love that it is. :P

GREAT take on it btw! Easily one of the best ones out there.
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