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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.

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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

*50k pageviews!*
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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:icontheuntamedrage16:
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! 
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redwallfvs Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
WHOA.

*Cries*

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

And you need to write a STORY!!!!! D: D: D:
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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.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Account already appears to be deactivated.
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:iconchaosdrgon:
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Yes. You're welcome.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
gracias u v u
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
de nada ^^
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TheBamas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
ok this is a some but Luna 
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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
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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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Vilcronos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow Shocked   is muy impressive Love Princess Luna I like :D
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war10ck111 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this in my video? I'll give you credit!
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
as long as you provide credit. See my profile page for more information.
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war10ck111 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I feel kinda slow. Sorry for not looking.

Also, thank you!
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ForgottonKeyblade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutley beautiful. Bravo. Just, amazing.
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Serveris7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
:wow::wow: that is amazing work on this pic, I really :love:it a lot!
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lexiejay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
A thankless job for sure, great work!
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SwiftStep123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes when I have trouble sleeping at night, 
                                                                     I just think that Luna is watching over my dreams. :)
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DragonnFire29 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Damn she looks good. Luna is best pony for sure :D
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scribbs2517 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO AWESOME! :iconrdsoawesomeplz:
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MissSerbianJelena Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
cool
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DrMarathon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Arcane D. Shadow:
Tartarus fears creatures like us Princes.
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SpikeyTech Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
SO. GOOD. I LOVE how you styled and coloured Luna's armour, it REALLY adds to her look as opposed to ruining it. Please keep making more awesome art! :D
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HMage Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
*ponyhugs*
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Blackcat569295 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Both the artwork and the description are beautiful. I don't know which one I like more.
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xDARKDEATHBLADEx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
OMG OMG YES!! THE BEST EVER!!! :D
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Awesome
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Cpt-Zim83 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
WOW! Now that's EPIC!
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poniesforall Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love this :D very simple XD
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RazeDoberman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
FANTASTIC!!!
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DeRaza360 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! This piece looks so good.
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Moonlight-Pen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
My new wallpaper **
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Unfiltered-N Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! I absolutely LOVE your work!
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WolfsBaneBand Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i came lol
oh my god thats amazing though
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rjpugh Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I've had a story seed in my brain where Luna shows what a capable warrior she can be. Since returning from exile, she's reluctant to tap into that part of herself because it can be argued that Nightmare Moon fed on that. But the need is great and the stakes are high, so she ultimately dons her old battle armor, and does VERY well.

Do you remember the scene in "Return of the King" where Theodin stirs the Rohirrim into a battle frenzy with an awesome speech, just before they charge the Pelanor fields? Well, imagine Luna doing something similar with a force of around 3000 Equestrians.
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Dflowen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Woahhhh... we need the other Princess' armored up. This is badass.
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ShogunGhidorah Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
awesome
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
pics is so awesome
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Madnessguy10 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Epic...
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Zodeiah Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Love how it's done!
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Korban3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ponies in armor is probably the single coolest thing I can imagine.
Throw in best pony, and you've earned yourself a fave :D
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Meneth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
And my boots would be a whole lot cooler. Like, robot boots!
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EquestriaGirl23 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my fav digital art ever!
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Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
!:3
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Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved this because of the description first then the art.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You get brownie points for reading the description :3
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Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm, brownies.
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Night-Glider1990 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I can imagine the text as Luna's dramatic self narration as she wanders around during a peaceful evening. :D
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Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a majestic creature
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