heh Discord isn't sure. Well it turned out he wasn't such a badass after all and went out like a pussy. Good bye King Sombra, we barely knew ye, enjoy your stay in pony hell (or maybe should I say "shadow realm")
I totally agree.... with exception to Sombra banishing a entire kingdom for a thousand years, surviving Celestia & Luna's combined attack, impairing Shining's powers, weakening Cadence into starvation and exhaustion, turning everypony into bella swan & scared sh*tless of him enslaving everyone again and erasing their memories, making Twi and Spike go through hell, & forcing Twi to swallow her pride and "fail"
but other than that he was a complete disappointment in the evil department... Hes as lame as i am with writing sarcasm
Yes because off-screen villainy isn't really all that impressive. When you have a list of all-time best villains it is possible that we have on it, say, Norman Bates for example. Being a good villain doesn't have to be related to number of bad things they did or powers they posses. It can be just a simple man but if effective, that simple man can be more memorable.
King Sombra most likely won't return and there's gonna be even more villains. It's maybe one of the flaws of these two-parter thingies but Sombra wasn't any different that his obstacles. He was there, sure but in the end it's the villain's connection with the heroes and by extention- with the audience that makes and impression. So Twilight and Spike have had a hard time finding the Crystal Heart, sure but did Sombra even acknowledge their existance. He didn't have any personal connection to any of the heroes, including Cadence, it was the first time they met each other, briefly I may add. A good villain doesn't have to make a physical confronation with heroes to be effective, but it's important that he'll have some sort of physical connection to them. For example Sauron and Frodo through the Ring, or Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter through the Horcruxes.
Of course you can only have so much in a 45-minute story but both Discord and Queen Chrysalis roght from the start are given clear motives and "relationship" with heroes. What could help the case is scene where Sombra meets Twilight face-to-face, says some words, maybe even if he could be disguised as Celestia. It could happen, we don't really know limits of his powers. He didn't want the Crystal Heart to be found. Maybe after breaking to the city, he could've sensed that Twilight is near the Heart, then disappearing suddenly. The rest could've been played the same as in the episode, with Spike running off to Cadence (with Sombra leaving Twilight trapped and chasing after him). I'm sure it could be done easily, making SOmbra much more memorable villain because this is certain than baddies of MLP don't fuck around and are deadly, so when you have you can expect a little more than that.