I like how this page turned out. It's one of the few that I've made the scenery entirely without reference images. Plus it's all ominous and doom-laden, which are always my favorite pages
It was always my intent that Rarity be the one who originally designed the Nightmare Moon (based on the totally pointless movie development of the Death Star being originally a Geonosian design), which is why she eventually ends up wired into its targeting system
. So I've been building to this image for a very long time. Rarity may be best pony, but she's never been a paragon in this story.
Luna has a tragic backstory about a lost apprentice which I thought I'd explained some time ago in one of the notes, but a search turns up nothing so I guess I haven't actually explained it anywhere that anyone can see it. I have mentioned the Umbrum Wars before, approximately 750 years before the current present day, in which the Umbrum tricked a princess into releasing them from their extradimensional prison, corrupted her into an overlord of darkness, and through her went on a rampage that almost consumed the galaxy. That princess had been Luna's apprentice, and is the one who both killed Fluttershy and took Rainbow Dash's wing. Since then, Luna's role in the education of potential alicorns has been self-limited to teaching younglings the basics of magic.
The hardest part of this page was the Huntress' hair. My old model only had it flipped the other way, so I had to redraw it as best I could without a reference. I probably could have found a shot of Flutterbat with her hair flip on this side if I'd gone digging through the actual episode, but I don't really like doing that if I can avoid it. I should point out that the creepy, angry, occasionally murderous Fluttershy that we've seen so far in this series has been her without
a little voice in her head telling her to do bad things. The times, as they say, are a-changing...Next PagePrevious PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #7 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #6 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #5 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #4 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #3 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #2 - First PageStar Mares: The Pone Wars #1 - First PageStar Mares: The Original Series - First PageTrope me.