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Not a Hero by Zedrin Not a Hero by Zedrin
Silent and watchful, Luna bore the mantle of the night because she feared her sister could not.

While it was true the night held beauty, it also was where the monsters would hide from the sun. Only she was willing to take up the night and all the evils that came with it.

The night was vast. Echoes from beyond the stars reverberated of ancient powers and terrors, possibly echoes of the gods themselves, cryptic and mysterious, shrouded in black-- The darkness that Luna would stand against all night, every night, would stare into its face and never blink once, forever a guardian against the evil she could call down. Tireless. Unwavering.

A task for a true warrior.

-- Adapted from Whisper Sun, Silent Moon.


She's the hero Equestria deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll shun her, because she can take it. Because she's not our hero. She's a silent guardian. A watchful protector.
A Dark Knight

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I hope this suffices for something... School has gotten in the way so much.

Inspired by Whisper Sun, Silent Moon, and Mandopony's song "I am no Hero".

Warrior Luna is best Luna.

1080p for wallpaper use.

(Props again to the MLPDrawingSchool for offering advice.)

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A truly amazing picture. I especially love the story that is presented after. It had an amazing impact on me. I love your use of watercolor technique. It is something I don't see often. I love your originality. It captures the image of the princess of the night really well. The vision is amazing overall. I just cannot tell if she is walking in fog or if she's flying. That does need some sort of clarification, whether in the description or something changed in the actual picture itself. That should be the only thing that needs to be changed. Overall, great piece.
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Gosh, it's amazing! And those lines about Luna are simply, truly beautiful! 
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist


Ponies need to flippi'n SEE this!!!!!

And you need to write a STORY!!!!! D: D: D:
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that a user by the name of cleacat has stolen this artwork and is passing it off as her own. I have reported her and her deviation, but I thought you should be aware of it.
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Yes. You're welcome.
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
gracias u v u
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
de nada ^^
TheBamas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
ok this is a some but Luna 
Krysnha Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Such an awesome, work good adaptation from the darknigth, such an awesomnes, why they dont do work likfe this for the series i so love Luna, and you make her even more epic, thanks one million for sharing
wrestle593 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Wow this is just mind blowing.  You made something really epic.  She looks like a dark angel watching over.  Reminds me of the words of the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones:

"Night gathers and now my watch begins.  It shall not end until my death."
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