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Upset Nightmare Moon by 90Sigma Upset Nightmare Moon by 90Sigma
"One thousand years. A thousand years have passed. A thousand years we have waited for this day we would return."
Nightmare Moon lay there, sobbing to herself.
"They want only their princess, and their sun. They still don't appreciate our beautiful night. They don't want us. They don't even know who we are. We should have stayed on the moon."
. . .
"But... there was that purple unicorn. She had the aura of our despised sister on her. She alone knew who we are, and of our prophecy. We should follow her and see what else she knows..."


This marks my 100th vector, and I wanted it to be something special. I have wanted to do this for so long. Since I was already sketching a request, I figured I'd sketch this too. It took two A4 pages, three sketches (one of them being just the head) and 15 reference images/vectors, including Cadance, Celestia and Twilight. I can't believe I finally did it! I really hope you like it too!

Additional Files: Revision 1. Redux version.
Reuse: You are not allowed to reuse this image without permission. If you post it on another site, I ask that you include a link back here.

The Nightmare Moon character and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Thanks to DarCowAlways, Ewyndall, NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for advice and feedback while creating this vector!
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:iconilovemyfavoritegames:
ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
me: why are you crying, Moony?

Moony: nopony loves me! I'm always seen as the big villiain!

me: Moony, you ARE loved by very many ones! *shows her all her fans* See all these bronies? You're their favorite pony!

Fans: EEEHHH! OUR PRINCESS!!

Moony: *stops crying, starts smiling* Yes... you're right! I AM loved!!  =D
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:iconhindenburg19890:
Hindenburg19890 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
aww *hugs the sad pony who nuzzles me*
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:iconda-nightmaremoon:
DA-NightmareMoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor Night...... 
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:iconlittleshaane:
LittleShaane Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Can I use this and post on DeviantArt?
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:iconlalathewolf:
Lalathewolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This maked me think thhat Luna and Nighmare Monn is like Gollum in Lord of the rings o.o
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:iconjelenadbz:
Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hugs nightmare moon
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:iconautumnsleaves:
AutumnsLeaves Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
can i use?
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Yes, you can use this as long as it's not for commercial, 'saucy' or violent purposes and you include a link back. Thank you for taking the time to ask.
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:iconautumnsleaves:
AutumnsLeaves Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
thank you
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:icondarkshadowguardian:
DarkShadowguardian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
OMG Dont make my cry Nightmare Moon with this picture of you when you are upset. Well sometimes Nightmare Moon cry because she is remembering the past.
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:icondarkshadowguardian:
DarkShadowguardian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Ops I mean dont make me cry Nightmare Moon with this picture of you when you are upset. Well sometimes Nightmare Moon cry because she is remembering the past.
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:icondarkshadowguardian:
DarkShadowguardian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Even the darkness heart got fellings like this.
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
If she's a pony, I assume she has feelings.
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:icondarkshadowguardian:
DarkShadowguardian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Poor Nightmare Moon she is remembering the past with her sister Celestia or maybe any other else.
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:iconaidaninferno:
AidanInferno Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww don't be sad Nightmare Moon :c *hugs her* I love the night more than the sun
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:iconanon371:
Anon371 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
aww :( poor NMM, i'd give her a hug :D
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:icongodzillakrueger:
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh don't cry Nightmare Moon.*Gently hugs*
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
D: even villains have feelings too *hugs*
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:iconealicaria:
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
-_-....
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:icondodgemoe:
dodgemoe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
nightmare moon cry...

sadly image..
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:icontoa-ignicus:
Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Please don't cry.
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:iconkillercroc024:
Killercroc024 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Can I use this for a picture?
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Yes, you can reuse it as long as it's not for commercial, 'saucy' or violent purposes.
Thank you for taking the time to ask.
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:iconkillercroc024:
Killercroc024 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Sure thing
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:iconkillercroc024:
Killercroc024 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Nightmare Moon crying?! That's something you'd never exspect to see.
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
That's why I decided to try and draw it :).
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:iconkillercroc024:
Killercroc024 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Photographer
I see
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:iconwwii44:
WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
very good though I think her hoof covers should go further up her legs.
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The shoes? They were something that gave me a lot of trouble. In the end, it was loosely based off Celestia in a similar position.
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:iconwwii44:
WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I see
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:iconnorthernlightsmlpfim:
NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SOOO BEAUTIFUL AND EMOTIONAL! :)
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Effect achieved :). Thank you.
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:iconnorthernlightsmlpfim:
NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no prob! :)
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:icontaionafan369:
TaionaFan369 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
again, Take out the cutie mark and it'll be Nyx
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Again, Nyx gets a shield cutie mark (if I remember correctly). This could really fit Nyx's personality though...
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:icontaionafan369:
TaionaFan369 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and here i'm thinking of her depression as an adult in the story
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Yep, I've read Past Sins too, so I know what you mean. If you can edit the SVG file, you can hide the Cutie Mark layer to get Nightmare without a cutie mark.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
wauu que bien te quedo ^^
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Sorry, I don't understand what you're saying.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I say,incredible the image you i am very well ^^
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Ah, OK. Thank you very much!
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:iconskylark-torch:
Skylark-Torch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm really happy with how it turned out, buddy. Nice job!
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you! And thanks for checking it out for me while I was creating it.
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Meh, she deserved what she had coming to her.
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I intentionally left those aspects up for interpretation. I am aware Lauren Faust's explanation that Nightmare "wanted to usher in a new era of evil" (if I remember the words correctly), but the image and small backstory doesn't attempt to cover that.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I noticed... You know? I hate it when the fandom intentionally misinterprets the obvious facts presented in front of them.
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I wasn't trying to misinterpret or contradict anything. The brief backstory is for amusement only and I don't intend for it to be taken seriously. It was intended to take place between when Nightmare's appearance and when she eavesdrops through the window.

Taken out of context, she could just as easily be on the moon.
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Mkay.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Lovely
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:icon90sigma:
90Sigma Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thank you!
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