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Teenage Nova

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Published: December 11, 2016
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Here's a little drawing to keep you guys interested while I plan the next comic page.

This is a canonical version of Nova at age 16. For the sake of the comic, I can't give all the details but I leave it for people to speculate. I will however explain his attire! Since pegasi are rare on the ground, they are more often targeted by slavers and other villains. Nova is wearing a pre-war uniform of a M.o.A. unicorn engineer. I imagine that unicorns were needed on airships due to their magical abilities. For obvious safety reasons each M.o.A. unicorn member was equipped with a parachute weaved into their uniform. Nova now wears such a uniform and hides his wings in the modified parachute pouch. If he ever needs to fly he pulls the ripcord and opens the parachute bag, freeing his wings! 

As for his leg, it's pretty much healed but he still wears the brace on long journeys for added support.

This is also the age that Nova would be at during the main timeline of the original FOE story.
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SanlurisHobbyist General Artist
It's cool to see that some (or most?) MLP fans have their characters age like humans. Makes things easier and less sad. If MLP ponies were like real-life equines they'd be elderly by the time they were fifteen. Most stories involving them would be kinda short and sad. It's a little weird to me to make ponies more like people but I think I'm going to make my characters a mix of human and pony aging.
Haha, that was probably kinda boring. ^^; So anyway, I think I said already, but this is really a neat outfit design. I love thinking about details like that when I write. :)
ImBacckkk's avatar
Keep up the good work. And will this happen in the next dozens of pages
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude. Also the comic will only cover the span of a few weeks. We won't really see teenage Nova in the comic but I may continue to draw art of him as a teen just for fun. 
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EngineGearStudent Digital Artist
I wondering if Nova will encounter an Enclave garrison and see his dad and brother for the first time in years. Kinda like the endings of the Telltale's The Walking Dead with that one episode where Clementine reunites with Kenny mixed with the ending of TWD A New Frontier: Episode 2.
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, that part was crazy. I love those games.
ImBacckkk's avatar
Will this really happen in the next dozens of pages or just later on
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Bubbabuck123Hobbyist Writer
I have one question for you. In the comic, will it include the discovery of Nova's cutie mark?
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely!
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Bubbabuck123Hobbyist Writer
Sweet!
yttyr's avatar
Is that re-purposed pieces of power armor he has used as parts of his brace?

(also, is it wrong of me to think that he looks good damn sexy even if he is a pony and I'm not into males?)
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Best case scenario, he'd enlarge the foal-sized brace with aluminum while keeping the existing hinges. Notice the material difference and weld lines on the brace.

Also, I don't think that's wrong. I did try to draw him as cute as I could Meow :3 
yttyr's avatar
Yes, and those welded on parts above and below the hinge looks like the boot and upper leg of a Steel Ranger Power Armor. And whilst that would be somewhat heavy it would be a lot more comfortable to wear than something cobbled together from scrap metal.

Also how can he keep himself and his clothes so meticulously clean? (by wasteland standards that is)
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
I never said it was cobbled together. It might actually be well made. Even so, power armor is super rare. Also, "cobbling" things together from scrap metal is a staple of the wasteland. Comfort be damned.

As for the dirt, it was just an artistic choice. And I'm allowed to do that. It doesn't mean that he's always clean. This was just meant to be a fun picture.
987tails's avatar
987tailsHobbyist Artist
nah, hes just got a bad leg
Snowfire-Cabbit's avatar
Snowfire-CabbitHobbyist Artist
awwww he looks really cute
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww he is cute Love 
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Snowfire-CabbitHobbyist Artist
hehe yup and i just wonder what his cutie mark is i can just see a little bit of it
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh I dunno. I wish I could show off Nova's cutie mark Sweating a little... 
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Snowfire-CabbitHobbyist Artist
hehe that's okay i know you cant show it off just yet to keep us all wanting more
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CosmicHunter89Student General Artist
Is it just me, or is Nova actually taller than average for a pony, pegasus or otherwise?
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BoyAmongCloudsHobbyist Digital Artist
It's hard to tell since there's not a comparison but Nova is actually a tad bit shorter than other stallions and pretty slim.  He doesn't have much meat on his bones so he looks taller than he is :XD: 
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CosmicHunter89Student General Artist
Ah, I guess that makes sense.
I myself have always been rather slim, but also really tall, just like my father. And I really only started building up any mass after I was getting well into my 20s.

I used to reflect that on my original ponysona as well, before Dr. Wolf and some others inspired me to make my MLP avatar into a non-pony character, in the end.
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Hey, Great work on this, and I love the cutiemark tease too, but I have a question for you. Will Nova's cutiemark be revealed sometime later in his comic? I just wanted to ask, nothing more, if you can't tell me because of spoilers, I completely understand. Have a great day/night/morning/evening
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