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Celestia Headcanon

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Surprise! I'm doing Celestia and Luna too!   Luna Headcanon by turnipBerry

I know that the normal portrayal of young Celestia has a solid color pink mane, but I really wanted to try something else. My logic is mainly that Luna, who's mane is basically one color, just with stars and a hazy outline, has a solid color mane in the young/de-powered version. Twilight, who's mane has stripes, is canonically shown with basically the same pattern when she grows into an adult alicorn. Therefore, Celestia, who has a multicolor striped mane in the show, would have had a multicolor striped mane when she was young. Plus, I think it looks more interesting this way. 

I also know that there is some contention over weather or not Celestia and Luna were born alicorns, or ascended. And if the later, what tribe they were before hand. I chose to have them both born as unicorns, as the whole "raising the sun and moon" thing is traditionally a unicorn task. They probably would have ascended by raising the sun and moon by themselves, without the help of a team. 

Edit: I somehow forgot the cutie mark. Added that. 

Ascension AU! Twilight by turnipBerry   Twilight Headcanon by turnipBerry

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ThatCrazyGemini's avatar

I love your art style! How did you draw that peacock tail?

turnipBerry's avatar

slowly and painfully. One feather at a time. As usual. I don't know why I keep doing it to myself.

ThatCrazyGemini's avatar

It looks really hard but it also looks really good!

Warriors5427's avatar
HOLY CHRIST the peacock tail surprised me-
Drakkiie's avatar
can't imagine how awkward it would've been going from having a normal unicorn tail, and then suddenly losing it and growing a peacock tail; yikes
SprinklekittyMC's avatar
Gasp celestial evolved .o.
LylianaCat's avatar
Nice peacock tail celestial
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Taiya001's avatar
I swear I cannot get over how beautiful your works are. The peacock feathers is a wonderful idea,
turnipBerry's avatar
They're a pain to draw, but I like the effet too much not too. 
Taiya001's avatar
Never tried to draw them but I can imagine.
Oomles's avatar
the PEACOCK TAIL I'm SWOONING!! I've never seen that concept applied to an equine character and I LOVE IT

Excellent execution on this piece, wow!
turnipBerry's avatar
I've seen a couple of mlp headcanons that at least partially use the concept, but most people don't want to bother with drawing the full mass of feathers. I'm stupid like that. 
Oomles's avatar
oh I've been there for sure, haha - just know that it certainly paid of! <3
nejtix's avatar
all these feathers... i'm speechless... 
ArcadeHound's avatar

you’ve knocked me out with that peacock tail, that’s crazy creative i don’t think i’ve ever seen that before!


also noticed and loved how you didn’t give her a solid mane like most headcanons, it really adds to the idea that Celestia was special and different and gives Luna more to be envious of in a way

turnipBerry's avatar
I suppose it might. I kept Luna's solid both because we actually do get to see it, and because it kinda fits. I also figured that maybe the bat-pony thing kept her appearence a bit more plane. 
ArcadeHound's avatar

yeah it’s canon ofc, and i do like that thinking too


i also like the thinking that bat ponies existed before Luna, a lot of people think she created bat ponies

turnipBerry's avatar
I wasn't sure which would be more interesting. If bat ponies became a thing because of Luna or if Luna became a thing because of bat ponies. Do for this version, I had her born half bat. I do like it the other way around though. 
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