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my tumblr: giuliabeck.tumblr.com

More Nightmare ponies:
Twilight Sparkle: [link]
Fluttershy: [link]
Rainbow Dash: [link]
Pinkie Pie: [link]
Applejack:[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]

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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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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome!
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:iconnightmare-kaltes:
Nightmare-Kaltes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think of all the various fan renditions of Nightmare Rarity I've seen, this one is easily the best. And rather accurate to what appears in the comics. Seductive, beautiful, and deadly.:heart:

I absolutely adore this, magnificent job.
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:iconshadowlight551:
ShadowLight551 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought there was already a Nightmare Rarity. But I like this one better. 
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:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Elusive: M-Miss Rarity?! :scared: 
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:iconpsychopathneb:
psychopathneb Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
dark butuy:yes?
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:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Elusive: Good heavens! What happened to you?!?!
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:iconpsychopathneb:
psychopathneb Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
dark butuy:is ther some thing in my mane?
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:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Elusive: No, but you didn't answer my question. What happened to you?!?! Why do you look, so...different?!
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:iconpsychopathneb:
psychopathneb Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
dark buty:i just wanted a new look
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:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Elusive: Well, I liked the old you better!
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:iconpsychopathneb:
psychopathneb Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
dark butuy:no this look is better
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:iconearthbound-pwny:
EarthBound-Pwny Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
The description makes her sound like a kelpie.

For those of you who don't know what a kelpie is, it's a monster that dwells near lakes and rivers. To catch its prey, the kelpie takes on the form of a beautiful white horse. When weary travellers pass by, they canno resist the horse, and try to pet or ride the horse. But as soon as they touch the horse, they are stuck to its skin and can't escape. The kelpie then reveals its true, monstrous form to them before galloping off into depths to devour their meal.

I'm guessing you took a bit of inspiration from this tidbit of folklore.
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:iconfrankiefingers:
FrankieFingers Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I like how it pops. :)
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:iconredmarhuisman:
Redmarhuisman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
This looks really good. She does not have an obvious evil look about her but still an impressive one.
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:iconkitsure:
Kitsure Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
This is excellent! How about Depravity for a name?
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:icontimfortune9:
timfortune9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
And a year and a half after this image goes up, it somewhat becomes official in a way.
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:iconchaos51268:
Chaos51268 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconnightmarerarityplz::iconsaysplz:This appearance of mine is appealing, but I much prefer my official appearance as Nightmare Rarity.
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:iconcaro-kitty:
Caro-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really love how elegant she looks. She is like the evil temptress no one can resist. Beautiful work!
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:iconfannychichou:
fannychichou Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your nightmare ponies are outstanding ! Beautiful !
Fabulous work :-)
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:iconsorelstrasz:
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner 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! :)
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:iconwildhorses101:
wildhorses101 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks so sassy ^_^
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:iconmjomag:
mjomag Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:wow: she look sceary but good
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:iconfoxyneko09:
FoxyNeko09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG TALK ABOUT MAGNIFACENT
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:icongrayfox2510:
GrayFox2510 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
That's quite an interesting style, the way her armor (and the outlines) are done. It's like they are from a completely different composition, but I like it.
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:iconyoyododo1990:
yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Nightmare Amythyst?
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:iconkopalovesvitani:
KopaLovesVitani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Syrenity xx
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:iconchompasaurus:
Chompasaurus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
She looks very evil. I must think of a name for her.
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:iconazreal258:
AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Shes hot.
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:iconenglishwitch:
englishwitch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
like the siren of myth who lure you in with their beauty then kill you. Such is the power of Blood Diamond (Evil Rareity )
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:iconwhynothideinthere:
Whynothideinthere Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool! Reminds me of Morgan le Fay!
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:iconjordyan5:
jordyan5 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
*snicker* I just thought of this, The MANE-ipulator! FEAR HER! FOR SHE WILL STYLE YOUR MANE IN LAST SEASONS LOOK!
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:iconpixiedust584:
Pixiedust584 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is so cool! *A*
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:iconpraedatorius:
praedatorius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For a name might I suggest Vulgarity?
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:iconchrismilesprower:
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nightmare Rarity looks just so beautiful and with the nice background it makes her look not one beautiful but elegant also.
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:iconspyro9:
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
She reminds me of a Kelpie, a mythical beat that resembles a horse or pony that wanders anolg the shore of rivers, lakes, or other boies of freshwater, waiting to charm someone into riding it so it can drown then devour the poor fool.
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:iconlittleshadow3:
littleshadow3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
yup my favorite monster I'm Irish so i really like this piece!
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:iconlittleshadow3:
littleshadow3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Artist
it has very very sharp teeth
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:iconspyro9:
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I didn't say she WAS a Kelpie, I said she LOOKED like a Kelpie.:)
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:iconlittleshadow3:
littleshadow3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Artist
i know but they do have sharp teeth
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:iconspyro9:
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, they do.
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:iconlittleshadow3:
littleshadow3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Artist
eeyup
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:iconbobis457:
Bobis457 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Death gem.
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:iconrandomthingsilike:
RandomThingsILike Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Crystal Spell!!!!! CRYSTAL SPELL!!!!!!
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:iconpinkeepiper:
Pinkeepiper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mystic Gem
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Element of Greed
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Shame I can't fave the whole set as one thing.
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:iconpsycho333:
Psycho333 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That horn looks like it's made for stabbing O_O

Awesome work
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:iconkanteviler:
KanteViler Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I'm not sure if anyone suggested this name yet, but how about Dark Diamond?
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:iconakantiasolaris:
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very stylish. I love the mane and tail <3
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:iconphotochad:
Photochad Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how about Illusion
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