"Deep breaths, heads held high! Its time for an adventure, my friends..."
Parents: Discord and Fluttershy
Special Talents: Crafting, creating, infusing objects with magic, singing
Nicknames: Annie, Ann, Noodleface
Significant Other: (to be continued...)
Voice Actor: Anna Farris
Athena is the star of this little dog and pony show. This gal is the daughter of Discord, the Master of Chaos, and the ever-sweet Fluttershy. This creature has quite the interesting personality. Annie inherited her serene personality from her mother, and is calm, warm, and welcoming. However, like her beloved father, she forever feeds that eternal fire that is the need to create chaos. Like all draconequus/pony hybrids before her, she possesses much of those inter-dimensional, chaotic powers. She is far more subdued with them than Discord. Instead of causing constant chaos, Athena is sensitive, empathetic, and is an ever-constant source of encouragement amongst her friends and family. She's not without her temper, and sometimes her determination can get in the way of rational thought.
Annie is like a walking ray of gentle sunshine - she's not nearly as bouncy and excitable as Connie and C.C., but maintains a sweet, happy-go-lucky demeanor. She is deeply loyal to her friends and is always open to giving ponies and all kinds of creatures a chance. Sometimes her sweet nature, as it did for her mother, can open her up to ponies who'd prefer to take advantage of her. It happened quite often throughout grade school, in which Annie was often made fun of for her more-than-interesting looks. Her sometimes-unintentional bursts of magic can cause trouble as well. Some of the worst insults came from her complete lack of a cutie mark.
Athena, however, is fiercely intelligent. She would quickly figure out her "friends" were taking advantage of her kindness, but sometimes she simply couldn't say "no." Thankfully, she has a strong group of friends behind her. Because of her loyalty, Athena has often stood up for her friends and vice versa. She doesn't give the bullies the reaction they want, always responding mildly and kindly to their insults. That doesn't necessarily mean she hasn't retreated into her secret secluded glen in the Everfree Forest to cry after school. Although she claims looks don't matter and that its the creature inside that does, she still finds herself insecure over her physical looks and tries to maintain a less-than-insane appearance.
Since she was raised by a nature-loving mother and a crazy-loving father, Athena simply adores to be outside. She often does her homework surrounded by the creatures her mother cares for (and that she often helps with). She loves trekking through the mountains near her home, and will often arrive back soaking wet from either sitting in the rain or swimming through a river. Not exactly an introvert, Annie can still spend several hours alone and feel completely at peace. Sometimes, it provides her an escape when her self-esteem problems become a bit overwhelming. On the other hoof, she has a penchant for dramatic presentation, and often serves as special effects artist during Jet and Tom's concerts. Annie is very smart and excelled at school (though she despised math) and is incredibly creative. Though she never gains a cutie mark, she still enjoys making different kids of crafts (baskets and candles) and sells them to the citizens of Ponyville. Each item is infused with a different type of magic, be it useful (a candle that relights itself in several different colors) to hilarious (vases that shoot sparks whenever flowers are put in).
Athena adores her parents. She is very close to Fluttershy, and the two can spend hours together just enjoying nature. She is often employed to help around with maintenance of the sanctuary or looking over homework from the school. The two very rarely fight and are easygoing. Sometimes, Fluttershy can be a tad overprotective of Athena (okay a lot sometimes) and sometimes Annie wants to push her limits with what she's allowed. However, Fluttershy eventually understands that Annie is smart and strong, and can hold her own. Raising her was a tick of a challenge, with her slightly uncontrollable magic and issues with the foals at school. Nevertheless, the two are as close as mother and daughter can be.
At first, it took a moment for Discord to connect with Annie. For awhile, he was shocked he was actually, really a father. He was so terrified he was going to hurt her, or break her, or upset her, or accidentally send her to another dimension. Was he ever going to turn evil again and abandon her? Annie was only three years old when she finally got fed up with making mere sparks for her father's attention (and making steam shoot from her ears when she was mad enough). She snuck into a chest her father brought to Canterlot Castle, where he is royal advisor to Celestia, then literally exploded out of it during a meeting with Queen Novo, Tempest Shadow (now captain of the royal guard), and Starswirl the Bearded. Ignoring the important figures before her, Annie stomped right up to Discord, lifted her paws, and proceeded to gleefully show him what she'd learned how to do: make cotton candy, chocolate rainstorms just like her da!
Despite every single creature in the meeting getting soaked with chocolate milk, Discord was so deeply, incredibly proud of his daughter that he scooped her up and gave her the biggest kiss. Annie was delighted, hugging her father tightly and giving him all the nuzzles she could. Her little show solidified her as a beloved guest in the royal court. As she grows up, Annie makes sure to write her friends at Mount Aris and Canterlot. She often has tea with her many aunts (the Mane Seven, her mother's students, Tempest, Treehugger, Night Glider, Sugar Belle, and the four princesses) and keeps as many friends as she can.
Her best friends are Dawn Star and Ophelia Moon. Athena has known Dawn since they were in diapers, growing up alongside one another. Annie is a foil to Dawn's anxious and quiet nature, and consistently provides reassurance to the booksmart mare. Since Dawn is to be Princess of Friendship one day, Athena studies to be her royal advisor. She loves her Aunt Twilight, who helps her studies in magic and royal politics (enjoying the latter much less). Although she often pulls a reluctant, annoyed Dawn into her many adventures, they still share a deep and loving, almost sister-like friendship. Ophelia provides the third link to the little trio. Athena adores her sarcastic and stalwart friend, though she can annoy both Ophelia and Dawn sometimes. She and the small mare relate deeply on the self-esteem level, and have worked together for years to accept themselves as they are. Annie does often play peacemaker between Dawn and Ophelia, who can get into some nasty spats. However, the three are inseperable and have taken the role as leader of their little group.
Athena and Jetstream have also known each other since they were born, and have a very close, nonchalant relationship. Athena enjoys his laidback personality, and most of their time spent together is filled with badly-veiled flirtatious banter and talking about music. Jet often employs Annie in the concerts he and Tourmaline Quartz hold in Ponyville Park. The two have beautiful singing voices, and often duet. They were the pair in school that were always seen together (since Dawn and Ophelia didn't go to the same school) and one of the few ponies that has visited her glen. Jetstream has never been judgmental of her looks and powers, and Annie always feels quite safe around him. He makes her laugh, and oh yeah, she's had a massive crush on him since the first time she saw him play in front of an audience (eighth grade). But she simply can't tell him. A pony as awesome as Jetstream wouldn't be interested in her...would he...?
She loves Mellow Vibes, her cousin, and her aunt and uncle. She shares much of their serene outlooks on life, and will meditate with her Aunt Treehugger on the weekends. She sees Mel as a brother, and the two will often end up in each other's houses like they live there. No one minds (except Discord, who's efforts to rile the ever-mellow Mel have never succeeded and frustrates him to no end) and the family is quite close. Annie is one of the few ponies that know Mel's two deepest secrets, and true to her word, has never told anypony. The two easily get along, and front their craft booth in the town square together.
No matter how hard she tries, she knows she is merely tolerated by Jupiter Sky. His pompous manners can often irritate her, and she has been known to pull a prank or two to get him to ease up a bit. Plus, she knows how kind he can be (no she totally didn't spy on him giving Dawn a rose on Hearts and Hooves Day when no other colt paid any attention to her).
Annie is very shy around Dawn's cousin, Princess Flurry Heart. The alicorn is one of the most-perfect looking ponies she's ever seen, and she thinks Flurry Heart looks down upon her for her...weirdness. Flurry, however, thinks Athena is adorable, and loves the tricks she uses at Jetstream's concerts.
Annie has a pet Great Gray owl named Soot, whom she found injured near the Crystal Empire.
BOY HOWDY HERE WE GO.
So, I've been planning my own NextGen universe for awhile. Its really been no secret, you all have seen doodles of Athena before. Her design has changed a little bit, but here she is! The main character of the Athenaverse, my MLP Next Generation universe.
I'm going to post more information in a journal soon, but I'm letting my creative spark do what it wants while I nurture it back to health, so I'm working on post-Savior stuff and starting on this little gem. I don't believe the bios of the other characters other than Dawn Star (the child of Twilight Sparkle and Stygian) will be nearly as long. I know its a lot to slog through XD As the character's bios get uploaded, I'll update this so you click on other characters and it will go right to their bio.
I was super hesitant to post this at first. I wanted to create this for quite some time, but then I started to think that because I wasn't planning on making my universe as extensive as some other amazing NextGen artists that no one would want to follow it. Then I figured pretty much "fuck it, its what my creativity is fueled by right now" so I'm going to post it anyway. Your thoughts would be much appreciated if you want, but otherwise here is the very start of the Athenaverse.
Huge thanks to for all her inspiring ideas and her own NextGen-verse. Its given me a lot of inspiration on how to present my own and hers is so creative you really should check it out like now.
Characters, MLP:FiM (c) Hasbro, Lauren Faust
Art (c) 2018
Princess Dawn Star
"Okay...okay, I can do this. Its one simple spell. How hard can it possibly be...? Oh Celestia, I can't do this."
Parents: Stygian and Twilight Sparkle
Special Talents: Writing, literature
Nicknames: Dawn, Dawny (by Twilight)
Voice Actor: Jennifer Lawrence
Princess Dawn Star is the secondary protagonist of the Athenaverse. She is the daughter of the Princess of Friendship herself, Twilight Sparkle, and Stygian, royal scholar (and former Pony of Shadows). As expected, she has a lot to live up to (being future Princess of Friendship). Because of such, Dawn can tend to be a bundle of nerves at times. Her seriousness can sometimes push ponies away, but those true to her know who she really is - a kind, intelligent pony with a heart of gold. Truly her mother's daughter, Dawn is highly booksmart and devours them. Not nearly as much as her mother, however - because she must make time for writing.
Writing is Dawn's passion, through and through. Ever since she was a young filly (and we're talking kindergarten here) she's loved to create her own stories. She's got one wild imagination (which makes her quite compatible with the ever-excitable Athena). However, that can slightly put her at odds with the duties she must learn to perform if she is to be a leader someday. Dawn looks forward to the day of being a leader - of making her own influence on Equestria. Her parents have made such impacts over the kingdom, the bar is set pretty high. But when her homework needs done, and her unfinished novella just calls her from her desk, you can pretty much imagine which Dawn chooses. She manages to finish her homework on time, and gets top grades, but Twilight worries she isn't putting her all into the future before her.
On top of Dawn's insecurities about being a princess, her biggest stress-inducer is her magical abilities. While her mother is one of the most powerful unicorns (turned alicorn) to have ever lived, her father isn't so much. And it appears the trait passed down to their daughter. Dawn has always had erratic, quirky magic - ever since she was born. Throughout her school days, she was often a target for bullies when her magic would act up and she would accidentally blow up the slide. As she grows, she works incredibly hard to find that key within her that will open up her abilities. Dawn keeps her head held high, but that doesn't mean the bullies' comments don't hurt. Due to this, Dawn can be rather shy and reserved at times. Thankfully, she had a close friend in Jupiter Sky, son of Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst.
However, at the core of it all, Dawn truly shines through as a future leader in friendship. Making friends comes easily to her through her kindness. Though she can get stressed and snappish at times, she deeply loves her friends and keeps a protective, almost motherly eye over them. Sometimes her sternness and stressing-out can be grating, but she is a beloved member of the little group. Dawn has a big, empathetic heart, and strives to do what is right.
Dawn looks up to her mother in every way. She is a beacon of hope and light within the kingdom of Equestria and beyond, and strives every day to continue to make their world a better place. Her magic is nearly unrivaled, and she is loved by all. However, the young mare can sometimes feel intimidated by her mother's presence as a Princess. However can she live up to her mother as she prepares to take over the role one day? She barely has enough magic to lift her quill. Twilight sometimes feels like she upsets Dawn, though that's not the case. Dawn's deepest fear is her mother's disappointment, no matter how hard she works. On the other hoof, sometimes its hard for Twilight to speak up about how proud she is, despite the fact she writes when she should be paying attention to her duties...
Dawn's relationship with Stygian is pretty strong, although it became a tad strained during her teenage years. Stygian hates seeing Dawn struggling with her magic, and blames himself. Dawn never has any anger towards her father, but she hates seeing him so upset over her failures. She hesitated from sharing anything with him for awhile, until one day he broke down at admitted he felt like he was losing her and wanted to know what he could do. The two finally communicated their worries, and have a much stronger relationship to this day.
Dawn's closest friends are Athena and Ophelia Moon. She and Athena have known each other since they were born, and have been inseparable ever since. Athena provides encouragement and a strong pat on the back when Dawn gets to feeling too anxious. Her serene personality helps to keep her calm and grounded as well. Despite her excitable, adventure-driven personality, Dawn still accompanies Annie wherever she decides to go and deeply appreciates her. Athena is also being groomed to be a member of the royal court - the Royal Advisor, as her grandparents and father were before her. They find comfort in their unreliable magic, Annie still learning to control the powers of chaos. Dawn and Ophelia met through Annie and find solace in their dry senses of humor and sarcastic remarks. However, Ophelia can get on Dawn's nerves, as the stalwart little mare insist on a less-than gentle process of encouragement. Athena usually has to play peacemaker between the two, but in the end, all is forgiven.
Dawn is also quite close with Jupiter, and is one of the few ponies he seems to genuinely like. The two went to the same private school, apart from the other children of the Mane Seven. Picked on for being the "nerds," the two often spent their days together doing homework or studying. Despite his pompous, stern nature, Dawn is still privy to those bouts of sincerity and kindness the unicorn displays. As they get older, their relationship starts to change slightly...which starts to frighten Dawn...
Dawn adores Spike and sees him as an uncle. The dragon has always been a constant presence in her life, and often makes her laugh. He helped in raising her, so is a solid part of her family. She even refers to Cinder, Spike and Ember's daughter, as her cousin. The two have an amicable relationship, and always have a nice time when Cinder visits from the Dragon Lands.
Being a princess, she is of course close to the royal family. She reveres Celestia and Luna, and will sit for hours listening to their stories. However, she is overly polite and formal around them, even though they are completely casual around her. She feels a little more relaxed around her Aunt Cadence and Uncle Shining, but is heavily intimidated by her cousin Flurry Heart. After all, Flurry was born an alicorn and has incredibly powerful magic (that has only gotten better with time. Her ice sculptures are the creme de le creme of every Hearth's Warming). Flurry, however, loves her cousin very much and wishes they could hang out more. She's delighted whenever the royals of Mount Arris make a visit, though it took her awhile to warm up to Queen Novo.
Dawn sees her "aunts" as part of her big, extended family. She finds herself confiding some things she feels she can't to her mother, instead to Starlight Glimmer. Starlight, another powerful unicorn, helps Dawn work through her anxiety by recounting her own struggles.
Dawn Star has a pet succulent named "Saguaro" since she is terrified of keeping a living animal in fear of hurting/neglecting it (though she does have some nice interactions with her mother's ancient owl, Owlicious).
Yeee here is Athenaverse protagonist #2, the daughter of Book Horse/Book Smart/Purple Smart/Twinkle Sprinkle herself. When I first wrote out the character, she ended up being a carbon copy of Twilight, and I simply loathe sequels that just rehash the first film. So I completely broke her down and re-wrote her, and am pretty happy with the results.
Thank you guys so much for the support for far, I really appreciate it!
Characters, MLP:FiM (c) Hasbro, Lauren Faust
Art (c) 2018
Hi there! Name's Sierra/Celestial Rainstorm (or just Cel). Here's a little bit more about little old me.
-I'm in my 20s and live in Colorado.
-I'm working to create and build my own art studio: Riverside Studios: The Art of SiViCa.
-I've been drawing since I was very young, probably about 3 or 4. Its my dream to make it a full-time career.
-I work in all different kinds of mediums - mostly graphite and colored pencil, but I work in ink, sculpture, jewelry, and acrylic.
-I just recently had my first art faire!
-I have a deep adoration for animals. I currently have a old, grizzly cat and three betta.
-I am currently recovering from severe clinical depression. Don't wanna talk about it too much, but getting a lot better!
I really love it on here, and can't wait to keep creating! Thanks so much for stopping by my profile, I hope you have an excellent rest of your day!
I DO TAKE COMMISSIONS. If you'd like to know more information, feel free to PM me. I'll be uploading a journal soon with more information.