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The Manipulator by Giuliabeck The Manipulator by Giuliabeck
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More Nightmare ponies:
Twilight Sparkle: [link]
Fluttershy: [link]
Rainbow Dash: [link]
Pinkie Pie: [link]
Cutie Mark Crusaders: [link]
Lyra & Bonbon: [link]
Derpy Hooves: [link]
Princess Celestia: [link]
Zecora: [link]
The Great and Powerful Trixie: [link]
DJ Pon3: [link]
Princess Cadance: [link]

She may look pretty, magical and innocent, but don’t stare too much. You may just end like Spike ([link]), turned into a slave and a beast!

I decided to change things a little bit for Rarity, instead of violent like Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy (let me not start with Pinkie Pie and her Mallet of death…) I went for a more mystic and mysterious look, the kind of look no one can resist to approach and brush her mane! Not sure if it worked, after all I haven’t shown no one yet and trusting my own opinion about things is risky!

Nightmare Moon gives that feeling of influence and malice, the kind of pony who seems to be able to manipulate things quite easily! The “moonified” Rarity has inherited that from her, turning her victims into pets for Fluttershy to deal with.
I am really happy how this turned out! Not sure if I managed to get where I wanted, as I said before I haven’t shown anyone yet so I’m a bit nervous, I hope you like it! :D

By the way, any name suggestions? :3
Next step: Applejack

Rarity and Nightmare Moon belong to Hasbro and Lauren Faust, art by me!
Here are the brushes I used for this picture, they’re for free:
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I like how it pops. :)
This looks really good. She does not have an obvious evil look about her but still an impressive one.
This is excellent! How about Depravity for a name?
And a year and a half after this image goes up, it somewhat becomes official in a way.
Chaos51268 Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconnightmarerarityplz::iconsaysplz:This appearance of mine is appealing, but I much prefer my official appearance as Nightmare Rarity.
Caro-Kitty Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really love how elegant she looks. She is like the evil temptress no one can resist. Beautiful work!
fannychichou Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your nightmare ponies are outstanding ! Beautiful !
Fabulous work :-)
Sorelstrasz Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly like this design more than the one in the comics. I don't believe a Nightmare pony needs to have a black (or nearly black) coat. Not to mention that she looks much more regal in this appearance with her mane pulled back and how the armor also has more decor, which is something I believe that Rarity would keep in that aspect of her appearance.

Great work! :)
wildhorses101 May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks so sassy ^_^
:wow: she look sceary but good
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