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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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BloodLily16 Apr 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant. You have blown my mind. 
fusionfalllovers Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
alternate world equestria?
At least it's not Luna anymore...
eekiwi Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Honestly better with the Nightmare Moon version, but this one is just pure. AMAZING.
Some one needs to make a vocal reading with this as the artwork for the vid.Here are the lines to help with it…
Redtriangle Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I must say, I was thinking about doing the same origin story but you beat me to it.

In my version, the story matches yours, but in my version, the Equestria we know is mostly populated by nocturnal ponies, including the Bat Ponies. They sleep during the day and Celestia became furious and jealous of her younger sister and turned into "Solar Flare." Just like in your story, Luna banished Solar Flare into Sun for a thousand year. And when the story comes to a close, there is Twilight Sparkle but a nocturnal night Unicorn.

Anyway, very good drawing and story.
Wertyla Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Why would Celestia turn evil, though?
Well, in the fan made series "The Lunaverse" it turns out Celestia became power hungry and abused her power so much, turning into Corona the Tyrant Sun, and so Luna had no choice but to banish her for the good of all Equestria.
You can choose your own favorite reason - my favorite is that she gets jealous of how everyone admires the beauty of the night and the moon and the stars, and nobody ever looks at her sun to see how lovely it is.
If Celestia Had Succumbed To Jealously Instead Of Luna...Darn...

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