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Nightmare Moon vs Chrysalis by MyHysteria Nightmare Moon vs Chrysalis by MyHysteria

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Okay so I got a bit of help from people on mlp reddit and took peoples advice and tried to work with this the best I can :)
What I had changed:
:bulletblack: I changed the focal point of the picture, making the focus more on Nightmare Moon, I thought this was more appropriate in the image to show that she is the strong figure in the image, showing her as the dominant winner.
:bulletblack: I fixed Chrysalis's mane, someone mentioned that I made the mane a bit too.. lively, when chrysalis has more stringy flat hair. I also fixed her body a bit, making her a tiny bit thicker through her stomach.
:bulletblack: Added more shadow over Chrysalis, someone mentioned she seemd to be a bit too flat with the image, I added a shadow from Nightmare Moon over her, to try and make her blend into the scene a bit better, also trying to make sense of the lighting source of the glowing pods in the background.
:bulletblack: Added slight texture to Nightmare Moons armor, making it not look so smooth, but giving it a rougher look to it.

If anyone wants to see the original version, it can be seen here :) [link]


Well this about dang near murdered me...
Around 50 layers or so and about a week from start to finish (not working constantly on it)

But yes >:3 in MY world Nightmare Moon would win against Chrysalis easily. Why? Nightmare Moon along with Discord needed the elements to be defeated.
However, Chrysalis just need to be stopped by two ponies doing magic, with the power of "love"

Also, Corruption in the mind is something that is hard to win against, sure Chrysalis may be a dark evil character, but she is just like that... once corrupted, you have no idea the limits of power you truely have. Muhahahaa :iconplottingtwilightplz:

And yes that is Nightmare Moon wearing the bones, and shells left of the deceased changelings, what better way to destroy and intimidate your enemy then to wear the carcass left of your own army and children.

Any Chrysalis fans do not take offense to this please. It was not meant to bash her in any kind of way. If you have a problem with this image, go ahead and leave your comment, but I will just hide it d:

Photoshop version encase anyone wants to look at it for some reason.. [link]

Nightmare Moon and Chrysalis (c) Hasbro
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Critique by Pastel-Castiel Sep 8, 2012, 9:55:11 PM
This picture brings the delight of darkness. The shadings of this is just wonderful. She added wonderful glowing affects to it also. From a scale of 1-100, its a 100! I love how she made Nightmare Moon's armor out of dead changeling. That proves to her that she is more powerful. But this is just a wonderful darkness joy to my heart. Its also like bringing a whole other MLP:FIM fantasy. The poses, bodies, colors, textures, shading, colors, are just wonderful! The rest of her artwork like this deserves two thumbs up! Keep up the good artwork my dear! Peace!

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LunaBonnefoy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Artist
This looks like a gem fusion. I'm okay with this
BatPonyForever24 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightmare moon vs Chrysalis? Wait.. Is that chrysalis turning into nightmare moon? Or is that a hybrid of chrysalis and nightmare moon.. * looks at chrysalis and sees she's missing her wings * Ohhhh, now I get it! Great artwork, can't wait to see more like this!
lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fear wins over lust
MLPRocks190 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
La la la la RAINBOW LA :la3d: La anim 50x47 Party Hard!

Wait, i ship the couple.

Pony Kiss 
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome!
Nightmare-Kaltes Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nightmare Rule...FOREVER!
BUllyKiller113 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Matau99 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
This is an awesome picture! Is Chrysalis dead? It doesn't look like it; her eyes are (just barely) open, but I can't tell.
NorthWolf1488 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Кризи жалко( 
cpadil Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Wonderfu. Picture
lazerbem Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I agree with this picture. The changelings are implied to be rather weak without love so Chrysalis in a fair fight would lose. However, if this is the Chrysalis that fed off of Shining Armor's love, then Chrysalis stomps. Nightmare Moon was a bit more powerful than Celestia, slightly superior but they were effectively still rivals. Chrysalis on Shining Armor's love one-shotted Celestia. 

In terms of power:

Elements>Sunset Shimmer(demon)>Discord>>>>>>>>>Crystal Heart>>>>Love Shield>>>Chrysalis(absorbed power)>Nightmare Moon>Sombra(body)>=Celestia>=Luna>>>>>>>Sombra(shadow)>Chrysalis>Cadence
Saiyan-Valor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is, Awesome. :iconso-awesomeplz:
TheCrystalEevee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nightmare moon rocks!
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
"Tell me, dear Chrysalis - what is a Changeling without love? Obvious, really: a starved, desperate animal. And now, compare that to yourself - broken, battered, crippled in her very own brood chamber, lying helpless before me, who now wears the carapace and wings of your own subjects."

"You wonder - why? Why were you defeated by ME? Whom you believe to be the pale shadow of the lesser Alicorn Princess, sister of the mule Celestia whom you had defeated? Such arrogance you had, to be so assure of your own invincibility."

"You boast of defeating the Sun, but the power that had beaten her wasn't yours - it was stolen, by you, stolen from the groom with whom you pretend to be the bride. Behind all your bravado, behind all your regal illusion, behind all your play-pretend, you are but a little vermin with fantasy of power and conquest, a parasite."

"Me? I am no pale shadow of Luna - She is merely the pale reflection of Me. I AM THE NIGHT! I am the TRUE queen of Equestria. The Moon moves at my whim, the Stars sing of my glory, and the Darkness between follows me behind and the nightmares of the Dreaming beckons my call. And why do you think they do? Because the power within me - power to move worlds, power to scorch the lands and boil the seas - was REAL. I didn't need love, I didn't need to steal from others, and I had no self-delusions. Compare to me, YOU ARE NOTHING."

"A thousand years ago I brought Equestria to its haunches and forced those ungrateful mortals to acknowledge my rule, - and I shall again, once I bring your little empire of vermin crumbling to the ground and at my beck and call. You, my future TROPHY, shall watch as I stand in your place, at the head of YOUR army, victorious over Celestia, over the Elements, and claim what you try to seize, that which rightfully MINE!"

SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
That won't end well... :O
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Indeed it won't. I was originally going to write that Nightmare Moon intends to use the powerless Queen Chrysalis as her personal PLAYTHING for all eternity (and all the horrific implications that comes along with it. And that pales in comparison to what she plans to do to Celestia, Luna and the Mane Six in my headcanon), for daring to usurp her place as the queen who would defeat Celestia and rule Equestria, but I consider it too horrifying and so wrote in trophy instead.
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
*(And since I have a temporary break from finals...)*

Chyrsalis: "Do you.. *(cough)* think you can take the reins of my Changelings that easily, even after after defeating me? You brain-addled excuse for a demon, we Changelings may... *(wheezes)*...resemble common insects, but we are not mindless drones! Like any being, they will resist, they will flee, they will seek help...but my Changelings will not simply bow down to you!

*[Coughing fit, then:]*
Chyrsalis: "And, you claim that you are not the shadow of the little Princess? HA! *(laughs and hacks a cough at the same time)* only came into being because the young Luna's emotions ran away from her, giving you, some formless celestial flotsam, an opening to toy with her mind! You say I am nothing by comparison? That makes two of us!" *(Horrific wheezing, struggles to stay awake)* " are nothing but a perversion of a higher being; a product of one overgroan foal's jealousy and the manipulations of a third-rate evil spirit--I am a natural-born Changeling, concieved and raised from the beginning; I am TRULY ALIVE! But, you? You are nothing more than...dark thoughts, given false flesh. You are but a nightmare...and dead or alive, I. Am. Real. And no matter what you inflict--on me, Celestia, the elements; whatever--will ever change that."

*[sneers/smiles with half-lidded eyes--she's clearly on her last legs. With her last bit of strength, barely above a whisper:]*
"And food for thought: what happens to you, the so-called "Nightmare"...when Luna wakes up?"

*(slumps to the ground, dead...a smirk on her face)*
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
(Not to mention the fact that Nightmare Moon is being a hypocrite by stealing Chrysalis' army and kingdom, so she could force ponies to LOVE her, and for all her power she still managed to be beaten by mortals, and delusional in believing that she is the real ruler of the Night when it's really Luna's)
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
[Nice little "F*** you" from Chyrsalis, no?] :D
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
[She got the last laugh in the end... and either way she still falls dead] =)
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
[Well, I figured Chyrsalis was on her last legs anyway, so I thought she'd have jusat enough strength to trash-talk NMM one last time; a "spit in their eye" sort of thing. And I liked the idea of taunting Nightmare by evoking Luna. ;)]

[Plus, I wanted to do some writing-reversal: my omakes on "Defeated Chyrsalis" art usually has her reduced to pleading and begging, so I thought I'd change it up. Though methinks Nightmare is going to have a...ahem; tempermental reaction to Chyrsalis' speech. Evac of the surrounding area would be a good idea.] :O
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MyHysteria Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AfroMatrix007 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
"Nightmare! there is no honour in de-winging your enemy"
xineombine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh, how deliciously evil!!
I think this music fits the picture-[link]
AquaVioletKitty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Excellent picture! :D Finally, Nightmare Moon wins!
jeurobrony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Epic win!
Zeydaan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it alright If I attempt to vectorise the design for NMM for a little project I'm doing?
MyHysteria Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I don't mind
Zeydaan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D I'll credit you in the description when I'm done :)
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know people thinks: "No! Chrysalis!" or "Yes! Finish it Nightmare Moon!" But remember that this is no real fight. This is just art. And there is not even a fight between those meanies in the TV series ether! So, It does not matter what happens, no one will win if not the artist desires to draw another picture when someone won.
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nightmare moon is SSOOO cool!
Chrysalis is LAME!
mothspirit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Photographer
getting your wings torn off must hurt
xgamerx01 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Darkness vs The Swarm...AM I THE ONlY ONE THAT'S THINK OF STAR CRAFT 2?!
Ask1Deidara1Anything Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one, plain and simple :)
derpy526 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
nightmare moon wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Considering that Chrysalis rely on her army and love buff to fight, Nightmare Moon have advantage in power.

So yea, in duel Nightmare Moon will win easy, but with love buff or changeling army asssit, the role will be reversed.
Zeydaan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Defeating the leader of a race of creatures whilst literally WEARING the bones of the creatures... Incredibly magical... Incredibly Physical... Ability to Teleport at will when necessary... (Possibly Royal Canterlot Voice)...
Is Nightmare Moon the equestrian Dovahkiin?
wardude69 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
wearing chrisalis wings as a trophy is a nice touch
PyroMalix-62292 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
The terrifying part is that she's wearing armor made of dead Changelings.
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
:iconmegatronyesplz::iconsaysplz: Ooooo, I like her, yeeeeeesssss! :D
ECWfan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Holy Moley! I wish that really happened on S2:E26, Where Luna came back as NMM and started beating the crap out of Chrysalis

Woo Woo Woooo! You know it!
Queen---Chrysalis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
What?? Oh, you'll hide my comment anyway, so why should I even bother to lecture you on how, what with my current stock of LOVE, I could easily overthrow even Nightmare Moon.

Why should I bother.
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Chryssie is worth love. All love. But Ive seen a lot of comments about how people love Chrysalis and dont like someone killing her. you could bother. I dont think this girl hides the comments.
Queen---Chrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Well, that comment was a long time ago...I don't think I will bother. I have other things to do.
MyHysteria Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AxelLover4life Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i want this as my i con if i even can
8loodyrain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah your art is AWESOME !
ThunderTheCheetah Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Chrysalis:I cant feel my face!
Torino0101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU MISSED EVERYTHING!!!:iconnightmaremoonplz::iconsaysplz::icontrollunaplz:What can I say?

Nice art though.
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