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- Don't Fear The Shadows - by Yiuokami - Don't Fear The Shadows - by Yiuokami
Source : My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Characters : Luna and a bunch of fancharacters.
Backdrop : This was so horribly annoying to do, but the idea didn't get out of my head.

I'd be surprised if we ever saw Luna's guard again, let alone if we get an answer on why they're so different. My pet theory is that they're the nocturnal version of daytime pegasi, which led to thinking up dark earth ponies and unicorns as well. Most of these characters were made up as I went along; I ended up with a magic concept of why they've got physical differences greater than just cutie marks, explanation for why they're hardly heard of, names off course and other useless story stuff that I'll probably never use. Making it up though was more fun than working on the image.
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Clockwork-Falcon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Your style is so cool and unique! Was we continue doing more awesome stuff!
EmeraldFire909 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!

I've read one fimfic that had a theory of Bat ponies origin, that wasn't too bad.

Personally, I think all the royal guards, regardless of unicorn, pegasi, or earth, are regular ponies that wear enchanted armor that allow them to fly and to match the princess they serve. So, bat ponies for Luna.

HoodedTomsi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't handle the perfection
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
"Jaw drops to floor." I would love to see the background stories to THESE ponies.
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Also, liking the Blue Oyster Cult song referece. I wonder what a Grim Ripper pony would look like?
Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never heard of a Blue Oyster Cult song, what do you mean?
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It was one of their most popular songs. There was even an SNL scit about it. "I need more cowbell."

SNL skit ([link])

Sorry, I can't seam to find the original skit in It's entirety
GwynnethSasaki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ed00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
backstory idea:

gorgens:(or curse unacorns) thare magic talent is always is always harmful, such as blight, fire or sickness if not used can be painful. thay tend to have reptilian feathers.
morlocks:(dark earth ponys) live underground, amazing diggers, have hard skin.
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