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mlp:fim The Legend of Solar Flare by emeralddarkness mlp:fim The Legend of Solar Flare by emeralddarkness
SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER like 4 months ago when I submitted this which was ORIGINALLY done for the Equestria Daily Training Grounds (yes, that long ago) challenge of drawing the evil counterpart of a pony.

Then I got some commissions and so this became my sanity piece that I worked on for a change of pace, then my computer got a virus, but finally here we are.

Anyway. Evil Celestia in storybook style, which is fun but SURPRISINGLY HARD. I have named her Solar Flare, because Flare sounds like Mare and that was the best pun me or my friends could come up with. Shut up, Nightmare Moon is a hard act to follow, all right? Anyway, she's red rather than the usual trick people pull of keeping evil!Celestia white because I went by this logic: Luna is dark blue, and Nightmare Moon is black. Celestia is light pink, so clearly Solar Flare should be red. BRILLIANT.
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Cynthrey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Amazing AU
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
daymare sun ?
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Cynthrey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Solar Flare
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foldabotZ Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
In a parallel world, this is what happened.
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Arty-Braixen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Cool
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yg544 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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vanghool Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2016
This is really good. Here is a back story for this piece which I adapted from the original dialogue from Episode one's intro. 

Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, there ruled two regal sisters who together created peace and harmony for all the land. To do this, the eldest used her Alicorn powers to raise the sun at dawn; the younger brought out the moon to begin the night. As such, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and all their subjects, earth pony, pegasi and unicorn. Not only that but they protected them from many dangerous foes. Monsters, tyrants and brutes, all who would have no doubt destroyed Equestria and plunge it into chaos and despair, were all brought down thanks to their unity.   

But as time went on, the eldest sister grew fearful. For every foe the sisters faced, she worried that a new more powerful one would appear out of the shadows and the two would not be able to stop it. She was convinced only in the light of her day that they could perceive an upcoming threat. So one fateful day, the paranoid elder Alicorn refused to lower the sun to make way for the darkness of night, convinced it was the only way to forever save the kingdom from danger. The younger sister tried to reason with her, saying that the balance between day and night must be kept but the fear in the elder one's heart corrupted her into believing that she alone must rule Equestria and safeguard it. From this hubris she transformed her into a wicked mare of power: Solar Flare.

She vowed that she would cover the land in eternal day, for no enemy could hide in the light. Reluctantly, the younger sister harnessed the most powerful magic known to ponydom: the Elements of Harmony. Using the magic of the Elements of Harmony, she defeated her elder sister, and banished her permanently in the sun. The younger sister took on responsibility for both the moon and the sun, a heavy burden to bear on her body as well as her soul, but the balance of peace and harmony was maintain in Equestria every since.....

but as surely as the night follows day, peace and harmony are naturaly followed by disharmony and chaos. For THAT is permanent.
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RBD9510 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Waaaaay batter
(Afraid of NightM.)
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Julthecat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
oooooooh so this is how is became cannon awesome job :D
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NexusPieXIII Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you tell me how this would've played out?
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morion87 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
love the idea. HATE THAT NAME! horribly overused. now i'm wondering how different Equestria, and the Mane 6, are.
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Dragon-Girl3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice! I swear this is better than the original series!
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rosemoon151 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I wish to see this on TV(>y<)
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Swirly-Draws Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student General Artist
In the episode where Starlight Glimmer comes back. Twilight and Spike get Teleported to NMM place and Nightmare Moon said that she banished Tia to the moon not sun? And I thought since the Princess of the night got banished to the moon, why can't the Princess of the Day get banished to the sun
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MintGator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student
Well, no pony could be banished to the sun. That's impossible. They could only be banished to the moon.
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Swirly-Draws Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student General Artist
I guess u r right
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MintGator Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student
Yea :3
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Swirly-Draws Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student General Artist
^^
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MintGator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student
Pinkie Pie #2 
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Swirly-Draws Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student General Artist
XD
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MintGator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student
You could tell I love Luna? Right? (look at my icon)
Chibi Princess Luna Icon Princess Luna (hmm...) plz MLP Emote Princess Luna Cute Face princess Luna Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon Princess Luna Luna -AW 'SHOOT' Princess Luna (of course) plz Luna -AW 'SHOOT' Princess Luna talking Celestia and Luna Smooth jazz 
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jardape Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
The right name would begin with Nightmare.
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MintGator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student
Well it seems like hasbro dubbed evil celestia "nightmare star" mlpccg.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmar…
so, it's canon that celestia controls the star and not Luna, it seems
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Midnightdreams3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
The name for celestia could also be -day mare sun
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Flower-Horse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, there were two royal sisters who ruled together, and maintained harmony throughout the land. But one day, the elder sister thought to herself, "I want more power. I need more power". She then confronted the youngest, and demanded that she give her power to her. The youngest refused. The eldest then turned into the power hungry Solar Flare. The youngest had no choice but to banish her sister, with one of the most powerful things in the land: The Elements of Harmony! She rose up against her older sister, and locked her permanently inside the sun. The younger took control of the sun and moon, becoming more powerful than she could ever be, even if she didn't like it.

Yay for being bored
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WolfOfMagicWings Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what if this happened instead of Luna being expelled to the moon!! omg!!
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OriiPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I like the way you illustrated them. I also like the name and the fact you made her red. Congrats!!
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TrueGamiGami Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What shode of happined in MLP ShyHappy 
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Candymlp12 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, nice detail
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MagicDust13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this. Though in the luna-verse (witch I hate) Tia became solar flare because of greed i think celestia became solar flare because ponys hated the sun cus sumburns n stuff (stupid reason i know)
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grisador Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
This Artwork is absolutely Brilliant ! Wow! 
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samykhadre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Can you make a fanfic comic with this, please ? Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please 
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ForestStarStudios Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you inspired me. thanks
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Writer
What's the story with this though? Luna's made sense since people slept at night, but how's it work with Celestia?
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Greed, perhaps?
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Writer
Perhaps, it's a good opposite extreme
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
In the Lunaverse series, Celestia grew power-hungry if I remember correctly.
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
Is this in the comics or is it fanfiction?
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artist
Your welcome. From what I have read, its an interesting alternate take on history.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014
Wonderfully well done... though I am very glad this was not nor ever would be canon. Let Luna keep her status as the Fallen Hero, Apocalypse Maiden (shades of anyway), The Redeemed, and the Atoner with her My Greatest Failure being becoming Nightmare Moon. This is what originally made her so interesting for others. That and it would allow Celestia to keep her status as a Mare Wearing the Queenly Mask who Did What She Had To Do with her moment of My Greatest Failure being having to banish her sister... as well as many other failures.
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LIESS4ever Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow ... wish it was not so in the series : P
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i wish that would turn out like that luna should be the main princess lol
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PaintTasticPony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so im going to guess that Celestia got jealous of how beautiful luna's night was.
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Dead-Sweets Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats the same thing I was thinking. After all it would make a lot of sense.
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PaintTasticPony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yup
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A great painting (good works) :D (Big Grin) 
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Mora0711 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great! But I think your missing the part that shows why Celestia became angry in the first place.
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