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Nightmare or Nyx? by Dreatos Nightmare or Nyx? by Dreatos
I drew this for Pen Stroke quite a while ago and apparently never uploaded it here. I was reminded of this by one of the comments on an older piece. Here it is! I really liked how it turned out.

Read the story here: [link]

Edit: This was a commissioned piece.
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zaneGrimm430 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack 
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Stardust00 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Again awesome pic with Nyx she is one of the best OC ponies out there
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Writer
Interesting~ I'm not one much for Pony OCs, but considering just how much this 'Nyx' character has Spike freaking out, I'm hope the suspense and horror of the fanfic manage to surpass my initial biases towards OC characters. And if not, you otherwise managed to instill so much passionate terror into Spike, using the lighting just right. A very effective, interesting and lovely drawing, all in all. Thanks for making this~<3
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Jeskl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
she's so cute
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streetsweep21 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
seems spike is having troble with nyx.
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ChaoticNote Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Story was good, Nyx as a character was... really bad.
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:iconoosick:
oosick Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
she so freaking adorable!!!!
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NachoTheTrekkie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
And a simple image is a perfect summary of one of the Nyxian stories.
Beautiful work.
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
:O cool
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AmberCatProductions Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could fave this a million times over, I would. Amazing!!
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OFSheep Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Pretty sure it's Nyx.

Phobetor, her son, is the god of nightmares.
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SeekerAstria Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Whatever people may think of Past Sins, Nyx is pretty adorable (little black alicorn..*squee*) and this is lovely. The shadow effect referring to Nightmare Moon is simple but effective, and I like Spike's scared expression. Though I suspect he'll drop the candle in fright! ;)
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drweegee1337 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I bet that if there comes a MLP movie it will be Past Sins.
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Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
There is arleady a MLP being made, but it isn't Past Sins. Even if I wished it was.
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superpony05 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
scary i LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yamauchi1889 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Shouldn't Nyx not have a cutie mark? I'm sure that by the time she got her cutie mark there was no doubt that she was not Nightmare Moon.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I can see a cutie mark on her.
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yamauchi1889 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I know, that's my point. I'm saying that by the time she got her cutie mark there was no doubt that she wasn't Nightmare Moon, but in this she has her cutie mark.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Oh, silly me. My mistake.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nyx looks both adorable and creepy, especially since her shadow is in the shape of Nightmare Moon.
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alexk1995 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
so there's "Nightmare or Nyx", and "Nightmare Night and Nyx" well thats confusing
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Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
is this at all related to the Past Sins publishing project? I can't wait for that to come out, but it's been a while since updates, and I really hope it hasn't been stalled or scrapped...
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steelscyther2k Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
I actually read this story a while back. Can't see how Spike, a DRAGON, is scared of Nyx, a little filly. Last time I checked Dragons had magic reistance that was top line. The only reason Twilight's magic works on him is because he was hatched with it, his body thinks it's a part of his own magic. Trixie was able to magic him because she cheated, reistance does NOT mean immunity. At the end of Past Sins, Nyx lost all her magic, is a filly again, and is squishy! Spike has teeth, claws, fire breath, and he's bigger then she is. (Maginally.)
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Catboy85 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did you get this info? Is it just fannon, or did one of the producers or writers say this at a convention or something?
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steelscyther2k Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Artist
If you mean the whole Twilight's magic works on him thing, I just thought it was obvious. I mean Dragons are historically powerful magic users in their own repects. Besides if they didn't have it why didn't Twilight just teleport the dragon way in Dragonshy? Or better yet, why didn't Celestia do it?
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Catboy85 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, they were sent there to CONVINCE the dragon to leave, not to attack it. Second if you pay attention in the show, you will notice the the amount of energy required is proportional to the amount of mass being teleported. In Dragon Quest twilight had difficulty and was exhausted afterward just teleporting two of her friends and spike. As for Celestia, we are back to the not starting a war with the dragons bit. When the leader of a country just up and moves you somewhere else, it could be taken as an act of aggression.
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Fiya-Bratbat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow it looks awesome! Good job!
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is is so cute. ^^
i've seen alot of different people draw this Nyx. Who is she/he?
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Vocapony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
She's from the fan fic in the description, so she's not canon if that's what you were wondering.
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. ^^; i usually don't miss stuff like that, thanks.
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Vocapony Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You're welcome!
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SpikelyWhiplash Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
The corruptive essence that made Luna into Nightmare Moon, made flesh.
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...okay
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SpikelyWhiplash Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Now trust me, it's not as bad as it sSNRRKK BAHAHAHA

Sorry, I couldn't say that with a straight face.
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X3
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cormy1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
D'AWWWW! Nyx looks amazing here!
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EverFreeTree Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That genuinely reminds me of the cover a book... I love it.
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the-nerd-patrol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering when you would upload this :P.

I like how Spike is attempting to hide while holding a lit candle. That won't work well.
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cormy1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Lawl I hate it when people do that in movies and stuff.
Played Skyrim for my first time yesterday and went into some dark cave, picked out a torch to look around. First reflex I have when I see something move is to put the torch out!
Facking light... Light is baaaaad at night, much better to blend in and let your other senses take over for the most part... As long as you can see silhouettes, you're good to go!
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the-nerd-patrol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And besides, Nyx had a lit candle herself and wasn't too far away, so I don't see why Spike would need a candle xD. All he would do is give himself away xD Not the best plan.
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Dreatos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is he hiding? Or simply trying to stay out of her way?

;).
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the-nerd-patrol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Having a candle and trying to stay out of someone's way isn't a very bright idea either (LoloSeeWhatIDidThere:P), since, if I were Nyx, if I saw a shadow of someone or a random lit candle, I would look over and see who was there. :I
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Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
nyx is best alicorn OC...unless celuna counts as an alicorn OC
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Vocapony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Agreed.
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Fifithecat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Cute!
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