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HC: Celestia by Lopoddity HC: Celestia by Lopoddity
the kooky old lady immortal god-queen

ya'll wanted more headcanon stuff so here you gooooo

i rlly like celestia and have a lot of notes on her so buckle up kids

Queen Celestia is considered to be the most powerful pony in all of Equestria, both in terms of executive authority and magical might. She is old, having ruled Equestria for a least one millennium. Her leadership style has undergone many, many changes throughout her long rule. In the beginning, Celestia ruled alone (as her sister Luna was still a child), and she presented herself as cold, cunning, and ruthless, which was necessary in the long, violent struggle to teach other species that her ponies were not an acceptable food source. She conquered a number of hostile nations to beat the idea of friendship and sharing into them (no, the irony of this isn't lost on current Celestia). This earned her the title Sol Invicta, The Unconquered Sun, and the reign of Equestria's imperialist god-queen came to be quite respected, admired, and feared.

Young Luna grew up in Celestia's almighty shadow, and struggled to find her own feet as a princess. Ponies did not appreciate her beautiful night as they did with Celestia's day, and Celestia, in her reckless youth, snidely rebuffed all of Luna's concerns. Luna isolated herself from other ponies and grew to resent her pretty, perfect, all-powerful big sister. Secretly, she gathered a small, rebel army, then declared war on her sister.

Celestia wasn't havin that shit and soundly thrashed Luna's forces, further humiliating and angering the night princess. Luna, now Nightmare Moon, showed up to Celestia's court to duel to the death. Nightmare Moon was powerful, and the battle raged for hours, and Celestia's demands for Luna to cease this childish idiocy only strengthened Luna's attacks. Finally, Celestia played her trump card, The Elements of Harmony, and she won.....and when the dust had settled, Celestia realized, with horror, that her baby sister hadn't been purified by the elements. Instead she'd been imprisoned within the moon......and Celestia didn't know if she'd ever see Luna again.

Celestia fell into deep mourning. Her entire worldview had been shattered. Using brute force to solve her problems had taken away the one pony she loved most. There was so much more she should have done to save her....Oh, Luna.

With Starswirl's help, Celestia came to reinvent her monarchy. She relinquished her control of other nations, and opted to let her ponies solve their own problems, grow and learn and become better.....in the hopes that she could do the same. She became kinder, more empathetic, less prone to violent solutions....partly out of a desperate wish to have been a better sister to Luna. Celestia mentored and nurtured her subjects, and was mentored in turn. She became allies with leaders of other nations, and studied their ways and cultures. To ease her subject's reliance on her, she began taking on students, ponies that could potentially become defenders and champions of Equestria. The most notable of these is Twilight Sparkle, to whom Celestia is more grateful and proud than Twilight will ever know.

Our current Celestia is sweet, loving, motherly, and more than a little kooky. Luna's return helped heal the painful, lonely hole in Celestia's heart, and she is more involved with her subjects than ever before, organizing countless charities, teaching the youth, and being the den mother to a few very excited filly scout troops. When Queen Chrysalis brought her starving changeling hive before Celestia and begged for aid for her people, Celestia took them in as refugees without a thought, on the condition that no harm come to her ponies. Chrysalis desperately proposed a political marriage as a show of good faith (and also to retain enough royal authority to ensure her hive's safety)......she was very surprised when Celestia accepted.....and even more surprised when she ended up genuinely falling for the goofball of a sun princess. The power couple have one daughter, Princess Iridescence, who is doted on endlessly.


Celestia is the sovereign of the sun, with extremely powerful magic tied to sunlight, heat, fire, harvest, and summer. Bound to the sun itself, Celestia is effectively a sort of ageless lich, and only grows more powerful as her respective celestial body ages. Her magic is so strong it's actually difficult to control-during the Canterlot Royal Wedding, Celestia could have fought Chrysalis by say, spontaneously heating the wedding hall to 27,000,000 Fahrenheit, but that would've been pretty no-bueno for her lil ponies. So fug it, take a dive, let Twilight and her pals sort things out am i right


Some last few quick facts:
-Celestia enjoys pranks, cheap harlequin romance novels, red wine, and sometimes disguising herself to go compete in local sporting events, strongman competitions, and competitive eating championships.

-Like Luna, Celestia is sometimes plagued by prophetic dreams. Celestia also struggles with a degree of PTSD. Luna often walks in her sister's dreams to help ease Celestia's anguish.

-Celestia speaks at least a dozen languages, and can play a wide variety of musical instruments. Her favorite hobbies are sewing and knitting, and for this she's found a companion in both Rarity and Fluttershy.

-Celestia is a supremely talented chef, and loves nothing more than cramming pancakes (made with love!) into the ponies she cares about.

-Celestia is a romantic at heart, and in the past, she has entertained the affections of Discord (even when he became evil, whatta scandal, oh Discord could tell you such stories), Mirrorverse King Sombra, and Queen Novo.


The royal sisters compared:
Lunacomp by Lopoddity

my take on Starswirl the bearded: Some Kooky Old Lady by Lopoddity

More Celestia stuff i've drawn/written:
Lovebug by Lopoddity   Mighty Future Queen by Lopoddity



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:iconthecolorlesscrayon:
thecolorlesscrayon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
“She likes cramming pancakes (with love!) into the mouths of her subjects”
Why did I imagine her running up to ponies and sharing her love of the pancake ship
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friendorfoe4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will bow for you my Queen Celest...
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Jasmine-T Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though I am normally not into this kind of stuff, I really adore your style at how you draw the headcannon MLP characters! You put a really nice touch of realism in them while keeping the original design recognizable. Good stuff! :la:
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Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a gorgeous pastel hair color
it is really luminous and vibrant!.
 Makes me want to let my hair grow
much more long.
Great art!
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AbunaiTan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Celestia can have cake  Tia is the best princess and I can prove it to anyone just by showing them this piece of art. 
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Art-a-bod Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Bloop* Celesta stuck her tongue out slightly, stifling a giggle.  
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Please stop doing that roleplaying thing on my art. I don't like it.
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Art-a-bod Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, Sorry! I was meaning to ask- Is it ok if I do some art  (or at least use Pandora) and credit you for the char (S)?
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EdenAngel7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Oh my gosh, I could see Pinkie Pie teaching her how to play that huge collection of instruments that she used to get rid of the Whizz Bees. Those two would make up an entire orchestra, DJ Pon3 and Octavia be so jealous.
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DragonFireAML Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Student
(Temped to throw cake at Tia's face)
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DarkNightsAwait Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
I want to draw a pony in your Headcannon style, but...I'm afraid that you'll think I'm tracing you, copying you, stealing your idea, or anything like that....
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Why draw in my style? Why not draw in your style?
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DarkNightsAwait Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
Because my style sucks.
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So work to improve it. Don't copy.
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DarkNightsAwait Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
this is what I was worried about.....All I wanted to do was attempt 1 drawing in somebody else's style as a fun challenge....I understand, I shouldn't have asked..
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I mean you can do it if you want to dude, I was just trying to be encouraging
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Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so beautiful!!!!
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KeoKoro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
this sure is a good owl
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CreativeMermaid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Celestia wasn't havin that shit and soundly thrashed Luna's forces, further humiliating and angering the night princess." IM DYING AT WASNT HAVIN THAT SHIT
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XxchristiannaxX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you gave her some wrinkles under her eyes cause damn she's old y'know
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow (or should I say pony..) I love that backstory and how she transitions from might makes right, to realizing that she can't always be that way and thus evolving with the times and learning from mistakes. Wish we had more leaders like that. I also particularly love how flowy you made her mane/hair. :D
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooo she is beyuuutiful! owo

And silly. My favorite combo. 
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Moonwing2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
oh my god... So sweet
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carolgatinha14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Student Interface Designer
And what about this one? Type I or II?
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sentient-spacedust Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
who is Queen Novo??
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meganhulan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful in depth artwork of her.
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ZarinaRoseYT Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg HER FACE XD I love her face XD
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ponpon-Starglory Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAA HELP I WAN TO STEAL UR HEADCANONS FOR MY AU CELESTIA THEY ARE SOOOO GOOOOOOD
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! So much of this headcanon makes a TON of sense and parallels my headcanon for Celestia too! Especially the bit about her being too overpowered so she really can't show her full strength or it'll result in mass overkill. And her being kind of a goofster.
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Rockshadow45 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so ducking amazing!
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someguysname Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep this in my inbox just so I can keep looking at it because it's so adorable.
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Momma-Jo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student General Artist
I could see that tongue blep from a mile away! It can't escape my eyes. 
I will always find that cute. 

I love seeing you're style with the characters and especially the pairings and stories that come out of it!
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HopeTriesYT Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
i like the use of pastel colours
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FeastyWer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Wooww
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
cool
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TheChosenDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the only mpl art i like
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ashitachan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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mediding Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Why are you headcanons so depressing.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Amazing.
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Stormspark123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really watch MLP, but Celestia looks great
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MythicalMarvelous Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So majestic Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote 
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nikoruanime Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Im not really a fan of mlp but I really like this! I thinks its very pretty and I love the hair!
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ST4R-QUEEN Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww
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WindyTheAirDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
t-those things on the bottom are shoes
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FriendlyFiends81 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i think it looks better as hair.. i mean horser wearing shoes? no thanks.
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WindyTheAirDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh i mean its up to you :P
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FriendlyFiends81 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah lol
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FriendlyFiends81 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
horses*
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Naoki-Wagner Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ok.... That is... SO CUTE!!! I love the way you did her (especialy the funny face) that's beautiful!! you did a super job! wow
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