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Cutie Mark Crusaders 10k: The Shadow of Grief 06
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Published: May 30, 2014
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Princess Luna. Nightmare Moon. The princess has struggled with this duality for as long as she can remember. Knowing that the darkness within yearns to be free. But on one fateful day, a far greater darkness descends upon them, devouring everything in its path. A day that the Princess of the Night and the Nightmare must face together, or succumb to the waking nightmare that seeks to consume all of Equestria.

:iconkingsombraplz::iconsaysplz: Wait, I don't get it. I thought she was Luna.

:iconcelestiafacehoofplz::iconsaysplz: No no no, look, in Equestria she was named Luna. When she went crazy and evil she named herself Nightmare Moon.

:iconnmmperplexedplz::iconsaysplz: Wait, so I'm Luna?

:iconcelestiafacehoofplz::iconsaysplz: Argh! No, You're Nightmare Moon. :iconsadlunaplz:  And she's Luna.

:iconlunaconfusedplz::iconsaysplz: So does that make me Celestia?

:icontiatrolledplz::iconsaysplz: ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

You get 2 feel good points if you know where that joke came from. Otherwise, shame on you.

Well, I'm happy I have 3 different Luna's in one page, *bleep bloop* 3 for Three *bleep bloop*

You get 2 more feel good points if you know where that one comes from. Otherwise, more shame.

Whelp if you where confused as to why there were 2 Luna's way back in Lulamoon with Scoot's dream, maybe this can help alittle. And I mean alittle.

UPDATE: My god, why didn't anyone tell me the name was wrong!?

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ivanganev1992's avatar
SO THAT IS WHAT Cristalestia did! Sans : Are you serious..? AfterTale Sans AU Icon  Underlate sans UnderLate Sans angry Mad Night Xans attack 1 [Icon] Free Sans Icon Reaper Sans Au Icon *OLD* Sans Battle Mirrortale: Fake!Mirror Sans Icon Say that again... I HAVE TO DO ITTrash Gift: Emoticon #1 Edgy burning eye UnderLate Sans angry 
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isatheponygirl's avatar
oh no luna just let her free to save your self and equestrian from sombra but pls don't kil him cos hes my dad but im good I promis! pls don't come after me to!!
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w0lf333's avatar
to make it simple think of yin and yang
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Semrah's avatar
SemrahEdited |Student Artisan Crafter
Why does Nightmare Moon look so cute in panels 4 and 7? Its weird...
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zane4321|Hobbyist Artist
lol TFS reference.
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Frostedmountain|Hobbyist General Artist
Spongebob reference! XD
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swirliee's avatar
swirliee|Student General Artist
huh? How?
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Levatheshapeshifter|Student Digital Artist
I have a headcannon like this. where Lunas sudden change of appearance in season 1 was due to the fact that Nightmare moon wasn't actually defeated. She was expelled from the body, but then Luna reinacted the same feelings seeing as nothing changed... so Nightmare moon came back. But Luna stayed in control and the two came at an impass. So basically the change was due to their appearances merging together.
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AppleGloom1928's avatar
Hi, I am kinda new here.  What does the submit button do? 
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fotland42's avatar
Figure out your tactic, Nighty. If you're going to loom over her and yell, own the threat. Go all-out and frighten her into losing control. And if you're going to ask her to release you willingly, try not to remind her of the various reasons she doesn't want to. If you go this middle route, you're just trying to sabotage yourself.

I'd recommend the second option. I can see that you do care what that poor filly thinks about you and whether you're part of the problem or the solution when she's hurting.
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WhiteValkery's avatar
Nightmare Moony Mcfattyface? 
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watcher25's avatar
interesting.... and a compelling argument from luna...
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artadorkable|Student Digital Artist
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Masao114's avatar
BTW, I like your unarmored Nightmare moon. She's actually kinda cute here. 
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Dragon101k's avatar
Let the war begin...
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Sup-Gurl|Student Digital Artist
Do it luna! release her!
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DJmadman1|Hobbyist General Artist
LUNA I WILL SAVE U!!!!! *falls in a river*
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PrincesseLuna's avatar
So Luna is evil ? ( In the dream of Scootaloo ... She was evil but not really ............ ) 
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GatesMcCloud|Hobbyist General Artist
You'll have to decide!
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PrincesseLuna's avatar
So no answer ? You'll never give the answer in your comic ? :(
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GatesMcCloud|Hobbyist General Artist
Its a no answer if you never make up your mind. I'm leaving it to you, the viewers, to decide Luna's morality for now. I never give direct answers, by the time I finally put a stamp on it you will have long known where she stands. I leave clues everywhere, you just have to find them.
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Ice-Angel8702|Professional Digital Artist
Do it Luna!
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BBBHuey|Hobbyist General Artist
Do it Luna! Release the darkness within you!
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