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Birth of a Nightmare by NightShadow154 Birth of a Nightmare by NightShadow154
I tried to update with revised version, but the original crashed and it had to be taken down. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the feedback. Yet again, Happy belated Nightmare Night!, and to all mexican deviants: ¡Feliz Día de Muertos!
Update: EQD feature! So awesome! On a side note, so many people pointing out how similar the transformation is to that of Venom... can't unsee that now.
Update 2: Well, other than the fact that what consumed Luna wasn't gooey and she wasn't grieving at the time it happened, it seems this theory of "darkness takes over" might actually be correct!
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Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Is that supposed to be a spider-manesque symbiote or something?
NightShadow154 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Copypaste from one of my earlier comments: "It looks like that for a series of reasons: first of all, it's an amorphous mass of something because the way I see it evil has no actual shape; then I decided it should be sticky because that way it would be more evident how Luna is trying to fight it on panel 13, and last but not least, it's black because that's the color of Nightmare Moon's skin. The result: some black gooey blob that awfully resembles the symbiote that later became Venom."
sdwing7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist
LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
THIS is a better explanation than the one in season 4! And it's better drawn!
jardape Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
That is what probably realy happened.
If it was only Luna's dark side she would be turned to stone like Discord. But Luna was victim here because she was possesed by Nightmare. Alone Celestia didn't have strenght to cleanse her so she put her to sleep by banishing her and Nightmare in the moon until there were new element bearers.
Alice-darkfernus Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Poor Luna.
shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
On one note: Very heart-tugging
On other note: The darkness just now reminded me of the Venom symbiote
On an entirely different note: NIGHTSHADOW154!!! WHY YOU RIP OFF MY EVIL SMILE!?!
MLPLOVER2020 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
That is true celestia does get all the attention.
MidnightDarkness1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
spencermalley Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Venom-Luna, Nice
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