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some anon on tumblr was annoyed i don't draw luna accurate to her show design

i dunno, i think a lot of the fun of drawing ponies is coming up with your own interpretations of their canon designs

here's my headcanon for woona~

Luna's official title is Queen of the Night. She rules Equestria together with Queen Celestia in a diarchy of power. Celestia is the sunny public face of Equestria, tending faithfully to matters of diplomacy, trade, and general politics, all with a sweet, motherly smile and kind disposition that make ponies naturally want to please their ruler. Luna is the opposite-stern, authoritative, and even a little humorless-to the point where her subjects find her terrifying intimidating to approach. Because of this, Luna only acts as a political presence when absolutely necessary. Where Celestia is the beloved queen-mother, Luna serves as Equestria's loyal guardian. She wields considerable control over Equestria's military forces, faithfully watches over the populace's dreams, and acts as a warden for much of Equestria's incarcerated criminals. (Yes, Equestria does have prisoners....ponies and creatures that have committed atrocities, and are thus considered too dangerous to be released. Lately, however, Queen Luna has been implementing new rehabilitation measures to her prison populations....this is said to be Princess Twilight's influence. In my headcanon, following Starlight Glimmer's fall from villainy, Queen Luna sentenced her to extensive public service and released her to Twilight to be re-instructed in the ways of friendship and harmony. Considering that in the past, Luna would have probably imprisoned or even executed Starlight (the sisters did not take kindly to tyrants and oppressive ideologies), Celestia likes to think that her baby sister is finally, blessedly, softening up. 
 
 Luna is the sovereign of the moon, a demi-god, with powerful, far-reaching magic tied to dreams, nightmares, shadows, the ocean tides, and winter. Bound to the moon, she is ancient and effectively ageless. She is largely revered as a deity by the bat ponies (who also loyally make up her personal militia, the Lunar Guard). Physically she packs more muscle than Celestia, but is shorter, so that Tia can occasionally pretend gravity is suddenly increasing and slump over onto her baby sister, effectively crushing her. In her youth, Luna's coat was a simple, even light blue, but it seems her time as Nightmare Moon has left a mark on her, in more ways than one.


Luna has a soft spot for her allies and family, particularly her precious growly-owly only child, Artemis. It is rumored that she's taken a liking to the new captain of the royal guard, Tempest Shadow, but Luna states that any rumor of sordid, passionate romance between herself and a former rogue are best left to bad works of fiction.


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more luna stuff i've drawn/written
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catlover565's avatar

I have a question. Did nightmare forces turn Luna into nightmare moon in your AU?