Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Similar Deviations
[previous]
"... You don't know your Equestrian history very well, do you?"
The crowd gasped in equal amounts shock and awe as Luna assumed the form of that of Nightmare Moon.
"Evil? Ha! I was evil once. You know, you and I have something in common. I too defeated Celestia many years ago."
"Who are you?! ... What are you?"
"I am your worst nightmare*."


Because Chrysalis could defeat Celestia, Luna turns to the only other entity known throughout history to also defeat Celestia: Nightmare Moon. With Nightmare's additional dark magicks, Chrysalis doesn't stand a chance.

This was inspired by World8's image Evil? Ha! I was evil once..., which depicts a fight between Luna and Chrysalis.


Additional Files: Luna Defends Celestia. An SVG file is not available. Use the SVG files for Celestia's Defeat and Nightmare's Gala Dress instead.
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Chrysalis, Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
* Yes, that pun was completely intentional.
Thanks to NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback while I was creating this image.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"What's the matter, Luna?"
"Why does everypony still hate me?"
"Nopony hates you, Luna. I am your sister and I will always love you. The ponyfolk were overjoyed that you returned to us after such a long absence."
"That's not true and you know it! They hate me! They're just too scared to say anything for fear I'll bring about eternal night again. Why didn't Cadance want me to come to her wedding? How come no-one told me that you were hurt? Why didn't I get to go the Grand Galloping Gala?" As Luna continued, the reason for her sadness suddenly clicked to Celestia.
"Oh dear. Nightmare Moon has been speaking to you again, hasn't she?"
"... Yes. She won't leave me alone, Tia. She's in my head. She's always there when I'm alone, laughing at me. And... what she says is always true."


Finally I managed to achieve a pose I've wanted to do for months - having a taller pony resting their head of top of the smaller pony's head. You can't really see it, but Celestia is leaning on Luna; using her as a support for her front body. Equines aren't bipedal.

Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"Farewell, sister." Luna practically spat the last word. "You've ignored me for too long."
"What do you mean, Luna? Wait... are those your saddlebags? What are you doing? Luna, where are you going? Speak to me! Luna, come back!"
Celestia's cries echoed unanswered around the castle hall.
"What have I done...?"


If you now need some cheering up, you can look at this image next: Princess Celestia and Princess Luna Hugging.

Feedback wanted: I found a reference for a longer wing design for Celestia (e.g. compare to Celestia and Luna Hugging above). Do you prefer the shorter or longer wing design? Thanks for the feedback. The wing was shrunk a little.
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to DarCowAlways, NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback while I was creating this.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"Go to Nightmare Night, you said. You'll have fun, you said. Ponyville will love you, you said. Look at this ridiculous dress I ended up with! She played dress-ups on me! When they weren't screaming at me, they were laughing at me!"
Celestia too, was about to start laughing.
"Yes, I can see Rarity's - err - handiwork all over the outfit. At least you dressed up for the event, right?" She raised her hoof in front of her mouth to try and stifle her giggling. It wasn't working.
"You said a princess should conduct herself with dignity and grace. How can I do that if I'm wearing
this?"
Celestia couldn't hold it any longer. She started to laugh uncontrollably, much to Luna's chagrin.
"I'll get you for this later, Tia*."
...
"But it is a nice dress," Luna murmured under her breath when she thought she was out of Celestia's earshot.
"I heard that," Celestia called out from the other end of the corridor. Luna growled and continued her indignant walk away.


I'm not totally happy with the way I redrew the collar, but after a bunch of attempts, this is still the best looking.

Reuse: You are not allowed to use or reuse this image.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
* If I keep this up, Luna's going to get me too.
Edit: Fixed a number of accuracy and layering errors. This is the weirdest old SVG file I've worked with. For starters, everything is duplicated.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"Luna, who is this?"
"Celestia, this is Nightmare Moon. She's my best friend. Nightmare, meet my sister, Celestia."
"The Sun Princess. I've been waiting for a long time to meet you."
"Luna, what are you doing?"
"Your time is over, sister. You - and the ponyfolk - have ignored me and my beautiful night for too long. It is my turn to shine."
"Please don't do this, Luna."
"It is too late for that, Celestia. Some
sister you are. Do you sit with me when I'm alone? No! Do you ever listen to me? No! Have you even seen my night?! No, of course not! It's all about your 'rules' and your 'duties'. You don't care about me! Nightmare does. She's my friend. She's going to replace you."
At this point, Nightmare Moon took the opportunity to fling a bolt of magical energy at a distracted Celestia. Harmony was broken and the battle begun.
"Your despised sun has risen for the last time, Celestia. The night will last forever."
"You will try, Luna. But I must protect our subjects. I will not let your jealousy cause them harm."


This sort of concludes the mini-story I had in my head. It began with Nightmare Comforts Luna and continued with Nightmare and Luna Stargazing. This little story ends with Luna allying with Nightmare willingly, her jealousy finally compelling her to move against Celestia.

Luna tooks too adorable with that angry expression. Even if I were Celestia at that point in time, I still wouldn't have been able to take her seriously. (Maybe I should put Luna in her pink dress and then have her try to confront Celestia? Make Celestia hide a chuckle and you probably have a perfect 'Trollestia' moment. Yeah... it's ridiculously late and I'm lacking rational thought. I'm going to do that. Yeah, it happened. Remember what I said about option D?)

Additional Files: Surprised Celestia version.
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Nightmare Moon, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to DarCowAlways, NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Sisters and best friends forever! (Literally, since they're apparently immortal.)
Alternatively: Touch my sister and you will regret it.
Alternatively: Both. Celestia has the best unintentional evil look due to the design of her eyes, and we all know Luna's dark past. You wouldn't want to cross these two.

Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to NightmareMoonS for feedback and to Skylark-Torch for feedback and the image name.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"Have you decided yet, Luna Starlight*?"
"I'm sorry Nightmare. You're a good friend to me, and I really want to show my night to other ponies. But I cannot hurt my own sister."
"This is your final decision?"
"Yes, Nightmare. I will find another way. Surely somepony out there will listen to me."
"So be it Luna. If you will not help me, I will help myself to you."
"What... what do you mean?"
"Your anger and jealously have grown stronger, and I have grown stronger with it. I'm more powerful than you now. Once I take your powers as well, I can defeat your pathetic sister and stop her despised sun from rising."
"No... no... Nightmare, I won't let you do that!"
"No, Luna, you do not have a choice. Because Luna, I am you. We are the same pony."


This sort of concludes the mini-story I had in my head. It began with Nightmare Comforts Luna and continued with Nightmare and Luna Stargazing. This little story ends with Nightmare's personality taking control of Luna's body - hence "transforming her into a wicked mare of darkness" - sealing Luna away for one thousand years until Twilight and her friends could remove Nightmare from Luna's mind.

But this leaves one final question for you to ponder: Is this battle mental or physical?

Additional Files: No magic version.
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Nightmare Moon and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
* I have seen the name Luna Starlight used by other fan works. I like that name, so I reused it here.
Thanks to DarCowAlways, NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"I'll keep the Nightmares away for you."
Punny phrase is punny. But which pony spoke it...?

I couldn't decide which version was more adorable, so have both.

Celestia and Luna Sleeping: Asleep version | Awake version
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback while I was creating this.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"I'm so sorry! I missed you so much, big sister."
"I've missed you too."

Perhaps most horrifyingly from that dialogue is that Luna missed Celestia. That means Luna was aware while she was gone.

This is the Celestia Major version, in which Celestia is at the front. There is also a Luna Major version.

Additional Files: Luna Major version. Alternative eyes versions. Season 2+ Luna version. An SVG file is available here: Celestia, Luna and Nightmare (Resources).
Reuse: You are free to reuse this image, in whole or in part, and make any edits you wish. You are not allowed to reuse anything I do for commercial purposes, including dA points and making prints available. If you reuse it or post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

"You... you don't hate me? Even after all I did?"
"I could never hate my sister!"
"I... I love you."
"I love you too."
Both, thinking to themselves: 'After all I did to her, she still doesn't hate me. I must have the best sister in all of Equestria!'

Except immediately after Nightmare's defeat, you don't see any sisterly love between Celestia and Luna in-show. So have an image of Celestia and Luna giving each other a big hug. Because happy ponies are best ponies.
And happy families are best families...

This is the Celestia Major version; the one in which Celestia is frontmost. There is also a Luna Major version. I personally prefer this version. I think it is my best and most emotionally impacting work to date.

Additional Files: Alternate Eye Versions (Versions with their normal eyes and closed eyes.)
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Princess Celestia and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to DarCowAlways and Skylark-Torch for feedback while I was creating this image.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.