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Nightmare Luna by 90Sigma Nightmare Luna by 90Sigma
Luna donned her armour and acquired the power she needed. But she stopped before the dark magic could take control of her, leaving her a pony without dragon features.

This was a request from :iconfragnostic: Fragnostic. Fragnostic wanted to see Luna use Nightmare's powers without becoming Nightmare - "a fusion of duty and power"; "[a picture] to show that it's not Luna anymore but not yet Nightmare [Moon]". Note that Fragnostic emphasised that Luna was not to be evil in the image, and was in fact loved by the ponies and her sister as a whole, having found her role and place in Equestria.

There are some scenes in-show where both of Nightmare's eyes should be visible, but one is hidden by the helmet. After trying to create this, I can see why. It's not easy trying to make the helmet fit. Interesingly, adding the armour to the image makes Luna look a lot smaller.

Thought experiments: Daymare Celestia | Naked Nightmare Moon | Nightmare Luna | Regal Luna
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The Princess Luna and Nightmare Moon characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
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Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
(90Sigma) How did you do that so well? I'm so bad at Digital Art!!!!!
Your drawings so GOOOOODDDD
GladiatorRomanus Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Nightmare Moon
adamanquelis Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Awesome work...
I am fan of luna
My draw is not good but i request a commision from that…
P.D.: can you coment??
Jaimeelee123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks cute when she's herself but Nightmare Moon as well. Nice job. Do you take point commissions under 30?
Redmarhuisman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
This looks good I have seen one similair picture but there she just looks like Nightmare Moon for Nightmare Night.
In that same picture Pipsqueak has dressed himself as nightguard.
JokerPony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's cute. I wouldn't mind if that would be her 'Full Powah Mode'. Still young Luna is the cutest.
Fragnostic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More back-story:

Twilight was writing a report to Princess Luna about the Time Spell she used while sending items to the past.
She calls Spike to send it via dragon-fire, but he trips and his fire hits the vortex of the time spell.
The two magic types collide and the last item sent back (a book about the history of Equestria) gets send to the recipient in the past.

Meanwhile, in the past, Luna is preparing to undergo the ritual to become Nightmare, but before she can finish, the book arrives.
Luna reads the book and decides to change her future. She stops the ritual at the right moment and becomes "good" Nightmare.
Using the book, she stops some crisis's from happening and gains the adoration of her ponies.

This might make irregularities in the future as the Elements are not needed to redeem her but surprisingly the mane six still become
friends and the Elements awaken within them. The rest would be the same except with less heartbreak for the sisters and more
Luna screen time! (Because Luna is best pony!)
KairaAethericBeast Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Very, very good. :3
Nightmare-Moon-RP Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
((Using for my ID. Hope you don't mind! :3))
FriendlyKuromi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Artist
i just love her mane :D
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