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Lair of Bats by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen Lair of Bats by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen
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Bat Pony Head-canon:

+Their Home:
Bat ponies only live in bat only colonies and not venture out from it, hence why it's rare to see them around. While there are numerous bat pony towns, their biggest one can be found in a large cave under Canterlot, called Stallyonia (ponified version on Transylvania). The 'capital' design wise looks like Canterlot, but more blue and purple in colors and more Moon symbols. Some family homes can be found on
the cave's walls.
They use flames that mimicks the glow of the Moon. The caves natural habiter is a variant of the firefly, dubbed 'starfly', which emits blue light and feeds of the glow worms, found on the ceiling of the cave.

+Their Royalty
The bat ponies naturally attracted to Princess Luna, she's the princess of the night and moon (side note: In my head-canon design of Luna she has some bat pony like features), and accepted her as their sole ruler (any of their phrases doesn't contain Celestia name or symbols to her. Example: instead of 'By Celestia's name...' for them it's 'By Luna's name...').
During Luna's banishment bat pony guards refused to serve Celestia and join the Solar Guards, so they resigned. Celestia accepted their wishes. During those times their were reports of Nigthmare Moon worships among the bats. For them Nightmare Night was a celelbration for their beloved princess.

+Their Bodies
Bat ponies originally nocturnal, but most of them used to being active during the day too, tho the night still the most natural to them. They can see in the dark and their eyes glow too. They can't see in complete darkness, but they have the ability to use echolocater, just like actual bats, tho not as precise.
Their coat and mane variants are different shades of black, white, grey and brown (more 'natural' colors). There are no bright multicolored ones, if their is, that bat ponies ancestory have some non bat ponies in it.

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This has to be the longest head-canon I ever written (porbs full of grammer and spelling mistakes), but I wanted to do one about bat ponies for a long while now. Also, needed to gather up my head-canons for them in connection for my AU, but that's for later;)

This piece has such an over-detailed background and most of it can't even be seen (probs also why it took me days to finish this). Backgrounds not my strong point, hence why most of the time I don't bother with them.^^'''''

I kinda like some of the bat ponies designs I created for this drawing. I may use them in the future.

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Loving the artwork and vision. We share almost the same head-canon for the Batpony nation.
My main Oc is a batpony and she would feel right at home :heart:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Cool
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cajobif Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Wonderful work. More love for the bat ponies. Hoping to see at least a couple more in this last season
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templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
ALL DA BAT HORSES!
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smokeydops Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Great art :)
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Undertaletrasha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
First place I'd visit if I went to Equestria.
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EuViGnomos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  New Deviant
eu vi gnomos
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KSchnee Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Professional Writer
Nice concept. I also like this art style, which is a little more realistic than the show itself in terms of body proportions.
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Kryostase Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
That looks great! A lovely depiction of batponies and their towns/villages!
(And now the same thing... But with the (unreformed) lovebugs!)
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Wabefuhon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
A fanfic involving that society would be cool to read.
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Scharfohr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
this looks so awesome.
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Barhandar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Wouldn't you call this a... Bat-Cave?
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Jake1805 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  New Deviant
Looks great good job 
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Knightwolf1785 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
I want to go there!:D (Big Grin) 
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Daralydk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
so many BATZ! I love it :-)
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SPQR21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is spectacular! XD
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Vailen316 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
This should be cannon
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berrypass Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's "canon" :)

Cannon and canon mean two VERY different things...
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Song-Star Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Really beautiful <3 
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Delta52775 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Amazing job!
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ardashir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
This is great! I love the bat-ponies.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
We know from the Canterlot Wedding episode there seems to have been some mining activity on the mountain where Canterlot was built (probably before Celestia moved there from the Castle of the Two Sisters), so I would assume the batponies that once served Luna now occupy the old mining works as their "district" of Canterlot.

(My fanfiction series deals with this a bit as it has Shining Armor spearheading the reintegration of the old batpony squads into the main E.U.P. Guard structure following Luna's arrival in Canterlot, and it also is where the bad guys hid their operations from public view - ultimately, it's where Chrysalis during her pre-wedding infiltration of Canterlot gets the idea to dump Cadance down there in the first place.)
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Delta52775 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Do you have a link to that story?
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
The series is on my FIMFiction account (www.fimfiction.net/user/195096…) although it's not until the fifth story "The Luna Shift" that batponies start showing up. :)
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Delta52775 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Thanks!
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Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
I like this headcannon.
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Mayflower-Creations Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Headcannon Accepted :3
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MLP-HeartSong-FiM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use some of these headcanons??
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