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End of Harmony by feather-chan End of Harmony by feather-chan
A thousand years ago, the world changed; Luna was banished, Celestia ascended to demi-godhood, and the Elements disappeared into history. Unwilling to discuss a painful moment in her life, Celestia let the event fade into myth, vaguely recollected by story-tellers, stained-glassmakers and unpaid DeviantArtists.

This represents almost two months of work. I can't imagine taking on anything quite this ambitious again, or at least I'll handle it differently.


Thanks to :iconkeinzantezuken: for proofing it for me and :iconmaximillianveers: for Celestia's Cutie Mark.


MLP is, of course İHasbro, though Lauren and her cohorts were soley responsible for it.

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Nov. 23 '13 - aaaaaaaand the show has finally established the battle with Nightmare Moon and Q, I mean Discord, and that Tia's mane was always this way. Ah well. Still no clue why the elements turned to stone or why Tia lost / abandoned them in her own castle.
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mistingwolfandpony Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
feels
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:iconouransalchemistking:
ouransalchemistking Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
i'm not gonna cry. i'm not. really.....ah pony feathers
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ShieldWolfSheena Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This explains a lot... And it is very Beautifull...
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ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sad, beautiful and wonderful.
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SubduedMoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool!

Even though it's no longer cannon, I still like the changing mane theory.  Like, I like that they finally covered this in the show, but I feel like it didn't carry the emotion that such an event deserved.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pictures and comics about this moments are always so emotinal...
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Articunos-Bitch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Celestia was not Luna's friend at the end. She was at one point, how else could the Elements work on Discord and what not? She admitted as much the morning Luna returned, "will you accept my friendship?" I'm guessing Luna tried to be Celestia friend but was pushed away one too many times and she gave up.
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Brackets002 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Writer
And again, Celestia is demonized. Celestia asked Luna to accept friendship. Clearly the problem was not a one-sided one. Perhaps Celestia did act rather distant, but I doubt Luna actually tried to do much about it.
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Articunos-Bitch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Celestia asked Luna to accept her friendship, that's not to say Luna had no other friends before. Probably not, but you would expect your big sister to be something of a friend, and she was not.
Don't get me wrong, I love Celestia, when she's done right with faults. In the show she is not done right with faults. Maybe she doesn't want to be Princess? Maybe she hates any non-pony and is prejudice? Maybe she's an addict or cuts herself? What I can not stand is this 'larger than life, white knight, holier than thou, flawless' image some Celestia fans have.
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Brackets002 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Writer
Okay, now I see where you're coming from, and I agree completely. She needs to have flaws, and so I go with a fairly standard "broken god" set:
She really doesn't like being a Princess. She wants very badly to be considered normal. The primary reason ponies don't worship her like a god is because at one point she flat-out ordered them not to.
She doubts her own judgement, simply because no one will tell her when she's wrong.
She's lonely. Everypony save one is beneath her (and very possibly set themselves there), and even if she could talk to someone like an ordinary pony, they age and die a hundred times over while she remains.
She's plagued with regret from how lonely she let Luna get and/or her gross mishandling of the entire situation--and quite possibly from hundreds of mistakes and thousands of casualties of war before that.
There is some godlike hubris still in her, from before Luna's banishment, but it's been thoroughly shattered by the aforementioned regret. She still has a sense of "I deserve whatever I want" that shows up from time to time, and she hates it.
She is so, so old.
And, because her subjects adore her and depend on her, she has to hide all this behind a queenly mask. The image is 'larger than life, white knight, holier than thou, flawless'. The reality is a very old, very broken mare who has more regret and more responsibility than anyone should have.
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Articunos-Bitch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I. Love. Everything you say here. I want to talk about this some more but not on someone else's picture, I'll send you a PM to go over finer points in a minute.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Lovely, and sad, and making more sense than the show version (which again didn't explain a whole lot and makes their past designs even more confusing.)

It makes sense that she'd need to have new element bearers; after sealing her sister away, there's not exactly harmony inside her anymore. 
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:iconfeather-chan:
feather-chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :)

Inconsistency just gives space for fanfiction writers to invent, right?
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:iconpokemonlegend999:
pokemonlegend999 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes Tia. Your only friend is a psychopathic villain that wishes or eternal chaos.
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:iconfeather-chan:
feather-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   Digital Artist
I'll give you psychopathic but eternal night != eternal chaos. Just slow, cold death from starvation when the crops die and the food supplies give out.
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pokemonlegend999 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
for not or
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Luna1820 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
i think you broke my tear sack
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:iconfeather-chan:
feather-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   Digital Artist
uh oh! D:
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:iconluna1820:
Luna1820 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
YEAH WHAT A BIG UH OH
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Jaimeelee123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this interesting way of how she gained the multi coloured hair she has now. I wonder if in season 5 we'll see how she gained it!!
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FeatherButtTM Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I like this version WAY more than the canon.. o-o 
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:iconfeather-chan:
feather-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Digital Artist
hair battles are the best
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:iconfeatherbutttm:
FeatherButtTM Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
YES.
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jardape Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Celestia had multicolor mane even befor they used elements on Discord. I bet she always had multicolor mane.
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:iconfeather-chan:
feather-chan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
says canon written after this comic.  Before that episode we only had the storybook openning in the pilot in which her hair seemed to change.
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jardape Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Children storybook where Celestia has pink wings and both Celestia and Nightmare have no cutiemark.
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jardape Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Oh and then i saw your description.
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So that's where Celestia got the colors in her mane from.
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fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
No she didn't, she had it when she fought discord for the first time with Luna.
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez, I meant it in the comic. It's an interesting headcanon IF it wasn't yet.
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fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I know
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Popculture-Patron Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Writer
Is it at all weird I prefer this to the show? Probably because it actually explains shit, with no exposition, remarkable. 
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feather-chan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
I've had a couple of people say they like my version better. I thought the canon version was just too short; she turns into nightmare moon and celestia just kicks her to the moon and that's it.
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Should have used that line in the show as it's a total fit for the characters and the power of the Elements.
A.G.
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Articunos-Bitch Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
You could have prevented this Celestia. For hundreds of years, you ignored and neglected your sister. You should have seen her pain, you should have seen her loneliness. I hope you didn't, otherwise it would mean you did see and didn't care. I am so disappointed in you both.
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DemPonyGirlz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is it hundreds of years?
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Articunos-Bitch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
The show has never said how long it was, true. But given how little Celestia aged in a thousand, is it hard to imagine them ruling for hundreds of years before Luna's banishment?
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DemPonyGirlz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes sense but Celly Grew taller had multicolored hair but yeah She hasnt aged that much,She still looks the same.
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KayteeTheArtist Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
I like your version better then the shows version. 
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0liviahorse Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
*Cries*
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OxMercury Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I love your explanatory version of the why Celestia's hair changed :) Have one for Luna? :P
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feather-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Digital Artist
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:iconfantasyplayer00:
fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Even though she still had her colors when she fought discord when Luna was there too.
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feather-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Digital Artist
this comic was made WELL before we saw that flashback. After Season 4 we can assume their hair has always been wavy magical. maybe when they were fillies it wasn't wavy or w/e but they haven't made a Woona and Tia episode yet. YET.
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fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I saw when you made it now, their hair is a mystery since their hair when they were kids was just one color and short.
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feather-chan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Digital Artist
unfortunately we've never seen them as fillies :o I tend to think their magical hair came either when their alicorn magic developed as fillies or when they took control of the sun and moon.
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fantasyplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
When they were fillies, and hasbro was talking about this, they only had one color, when they looked like AB and SW and Scootaloo the had one color, and no quite mark. It must have a connection to their quite marks since when they raised it for the first time alone that's when they got it. The magical hair I guess comes later on in the teens, because puberty, ponies must have it too.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This is amazing, and a lot better than the show's take on any of these events. 
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feather-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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NoOneShallKnowMyOC Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
this should have been how celestia deafeted night mare moon
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