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Nightmare Moon
Nightmare moon by moongazeponies-d3jw0ny
Nightmare Moon
Kind Alicorn
Sex Female
Occupation Ruler of the Night (formerly)
Details
Eyes Moderate Cyan
Mane Brilliant Persian Blue with a Light Violet aura surrounding
Coat Very Dark Cerulean
Nicknames Mare in the Moon, Queen of the Dark, The Dark Side of the Moon
Relatives Princess Luna (past life)
Magic aura Moderate Sapphire Blue
Cutie mark
Nightmare Moon's Cutie Mark
Light Blue Crescent Moon on a Indigo Background
Voice Tabitha St. Germain
Owner User:Otherside86 & Lauren Faust
"Oh please. 'Ruler of the Night?' I'm afraid that title's already taken. Now 'Ruler of the Dark,' I like that alot."
-Nightmare Moon

Nightmare Moon was Princess Luna's evil alter ego that was given a form of her own by Princess Celestia.

Development

Nightmare Moon was originally the main antagonist from the first two episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

User:Otherside86 made use of this character by giving her a role in his Fandom.

Background

Early Life

Main article: Princess Luna

1000 years ago, Princess Luna grew bitter and distant due to the disrespect from ponies who sleep through her beautiful night. So she refused to lower the moon. Princess Celestia tried reasoning with her, but Luna resisted. Her anger and jealousy, combined with her magic, has transformed her into the wicked Nightmare Moon, and vowed to shroud Equestria into eternal night. With no other choice, Princess Celestia used the Elements of Harmony, and banished her to moon.

A thousand years later at the Summer Sun Celebration, the stars aided Nightmare Moon in her escape. She later went up against Twilight Sparkle and her friends. They used the Elements of Harmony to defeated her, and restored Princess Luna back to her former self.

New Life

All the dark powers and hatred of Nightmare Moon was extracted from Luna by the Elements. The ponies believed that part of Luna would just die out, but it didn't. It remained out of reach, left in the darkness for in eternity. Until, on the anniversary of Nightmare Moon's first appearance, it finally created a form and body of it's own, separate from Luna. Nightmare Moon was reborn. Now set with new goals, she is set off to terrorize Equestria.

She now has control of an army of Shadow Ponies. The ponies defeat her with once again with the Elements of Harmony. But because of her new powers, the Elements won't work on her the same way anymore. Instead of destroying her, they only weaken her.

Personalty

Nightmare Moon was once bitter and manipulative, and vowed that "the night will last forever". But that was when she was bound to Luna. When she was given a body and a will of her own, she became extremely calm and composed. She was more happy and overzealous of her new life. She believes being detached Luna is being lifted from a great burden. She has no interest in making the night eternal anymore, due to it being Luna's thrive.

The New Nightmare Moon is more playful with a cruel delight. She is clever and calculating, with no remorse in her crimes.

Powers and abilities

She can perform the usual spells as she did in the series; such as transformation, duplicating, teleporting, and turning into a cloud of purple smoke. She knows as much magic as Princess Luna when they were still connected.

Her Mane

Like before, Nightmare Moon can move her own cloudy mane at will. The mane has several uses, whether if it's to hold things or to act as a shield. A most unusual abilities, is that she can phase it through other ponies, causing them to feel cold, uneasy feelings, and pulls it out, leaving them temporarily frozen in shock.

The Mare in the Moon

Mlp mare in the moon vector by spiritofthwwolf-d3e9he0

The Mare in the Moon

Whenever Nightmare Moon does a dastardly deed, she cast an imprint on the moon, similar to the symbol on the moon in Friendship is Magic, Part 1, as her calling card.

Regeneration

Whenever Nightmare Moon is damaged, she immediately heals herself.

Combat

Besides from magic, she is a skilled fighter, with incredible speed, strength, and reflexes.

Cunning and Trickery

Nightmare Moon may be powerful, but she relies on her wits. By slipstreaming her opponents and avoiding their attacks so that she can have the advantage.

Immunity

Nightmare Moon now has the ability to be immune to the Elements of Harmony's full power, only weakening her, until her regeneration kicks in.

Telepathy

She can communicate with others from afar through mere thought.

Relationships

Princess Luna

Luna and Nightmare Moon were once one and the same. As the evil that Luna once was, Nightmare Moon would tease her and get under her skin.

Princess Celestia

Being created from the hatred and jealousy for Celestia, it is only natural for Nightmare Moon to resent her.

Mane 6

For defeating her before, she resented them, but at the same time thankful to them, for separating her from Luna.

Queen Chrysalis

Two different kinds of evil who wants to take over Equestria. Nightmare Moon ruined her plan to take control Canterlot again by cancelling out all their disguises. Queen Chrysalis become furious when she single-hoofedly took out most of her changeling fleet, and had their armies fighting each other. Chrysalis would use her magic to steal and obtain great power. But Nightmare Moon uses her magic for evasive spells and sneak attack. With her cunning, she is able to outsmart Chrysalis in every way. She would even criticize her ways and telling her something about being nothing but a power-hungry savage.

She once tried to confuse the changelings by enter the room in the form of Queen Chrysalis while the real Chrysalis is there.

Enmity Organization

She took an interest in this organization of punks and hoodlums. She would often do devious things with them whenever she time.

Trixie

Nightmare Moon took a fascination towards Trixie. Seeing that they have a few things in common, she decide to take her on as her apprentice, teaching her new spells. She would speak to Trixie and send her introductions telepathically no matter where she is.

Sir Sheath

He became the first ever earth pony in Nightmare Moon's new life to ever bested her without any other special powers or attributes. Using only his wits and skills, he is able to outmaneuver her and evade all her tricks. She was intrigue by this, she just can't avoid it.

Mare Do Well

The mysterious masked mare has been messing with her business for a while. The enigma of Mare Do Well has been running through her mind, so she got desperate.

Lord Anders

When Nightmare Moon was brought back to life, she didn't want anything to do with Lord Anders anymore. With her new body, she developed new interests in life.

Equestria Girls

In Equestria Girls: My Noble Steeds, it is revealed the "Nightmare Moon" was a nickname of Vice-Principal Luna's in her younger years as a juvenile delinquent.

Other versions

Nightmare Moon

HiResPony New Nighmare Moon
New Nightmare Moon

Nightmare moon by moongazeponies-d3jw0ny
Original Nightmare Moon

Kind Alicorn
Sex Female
Occupation Ruler of the Night (formerly)
Details
Eyes Moderate Cyan
Mane Brilliant Persian Blue
Coat Very Dark Cerulean
Nicknames Mare in the Moon, Queen of the Dark, The Dark Side of the Moon
Relatives Princess Luna (past life)
Magic aura Moderate Sapphire Blue
Cutie mark
Nightmare Moon's Cutie Mark
Light Blue Crescent Moon on a Indigo Background
Voice Tabitha St. Germain
Owner User:Otherside86 & Lauren Faust
Nightmare Moon return, but now, as a feeble pony version of her former self.

In The Night Eternal, Nightmare Moon returns to get her revenge on Princess Luna, the ponies, and all of Equestria.

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