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Nightmare Chrysalis by harwicks-art Nightmare Chrysalis by harwicks-art
I wanted to do a spooky villain image in honor of Nightmare Night and Halloween, but the question was which villain? Ultimately I decided, "Why be choosey?" I've seen plenty of fanfics where the spirit of Nightmare Moon returns and possesses Twilight or Celestia or some other character and then works to corrupt them, but why not take the path of least resistance and team up with someone likely to be sympathetic to your goals in the first place? I figure if the team-up gives Chrysalis a chance to feed on fear instead of namby-pamby love, then she'll never go hungry again.

I was also watching the Discord episodes the other week, and I couldn't help but notice as Twilight gets separated from all of her friends, then finds ponies who act nothing like them, and still eagerly slaps the Element of Harmony necklaces around their necks. By the end of the season, I suspect that she's much less blindly trusting, otherwise I would think that things could go badly very quickly.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Even if ’edgy’ stuff like this isn’t my thing, it’s amazingly drawn!
Secret-Keeper00001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Beautiful drawing you have here!!! I wish we could've seen something  like this in the season 6 2 part finale!!! I would've loved seeing Twilight, Apple-Jack, Rarity and Flutter-Shy get kidnapped, cocooned and replaced by changeling drones Queen Chrysalis sent to replace them!!! If I could I so would rescue them, but it looks like Luna's got this!!! Where's Rainbow-Dash and Rarity's cocoons in this?
PCPyne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Poor Twilight 😟
Dark9519 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Nightmare Moon's Power With Queen chrysalis's army and power= GAME OVER
Marypuff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Funny. Have you seen the recent Season Finale of MLP for Season 6? In the end, Chrysalis lost her kingdom and her subjects when the Changelings discovered that if they give love freely instead of take it, they can become beautiful pony-insect creatures full of goodness. Chrysalis didn't accept this and run away swearing revenge. So, how about if Chrysalis finds a new army and a new source of power from the remains of Nightmare Moon?

Now, your idea could actually come to happen, pal. 
StitchPelekai9898 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Luna  saved mare 6
Calenita Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Student General Artist
I love everything on this artwork, simply divine! Rarity encantada 
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, impressive.
CMoney31 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
A large man in green armor walks up behind Luna.
Luna: "Don't you dare. You are both incapable of killing me, and I went to the deepest parts of hell to get you out of there. And there's a far better fight down there. You remember your purpose, don't you? Rip and tear... Until it is done."
The man jumps down and runs for the trees. A changeling charges him, and the man steps on it and pulls it's head off. Another changeling noticea, and the man throws the head at the other's head. The heads of the two changlings splatter against each other. The man draws an assault rifle, and opens fire on the other changlings.
Nightmare Chrysalis: "What fool dares attack us?"
The man switches to a plasma gun and continues on, ocasinaly ripping and tearing a changeling to pieces. A big mutated changeling charges the man, but the mutation's head is cut in half by a chainsaw that the man draws. The man continues to use the chainsaw to brutally mutilate the changelings until he reaches Nightmare Chrysalis.
Nightmare Chrysalis: "You... I do not know you, but you have killed almost every changeling that Chrysalis spawned herself... That doesn't account for the rest to come and the newly spawned enhanced changelings!... You don't talk much, do you... SAY SOMETHING, DAMN YOU!"
The man: "...y... Y.... Your huge."
Nightmare Chrysalis: "What?"
The man: "Your Huge! That Means You Got Huge Guts!"
Twilight: "Wait... You can't be real... If you are who I think you are, then that means that you're worse than evil!"
The man grabs Nightmare Chrysalis by the wings and pulls her to the ground. She kicks the man against a tree, but he throws a frag grenade and dameges Nightmare Chrysalis. She gains some air, swoops up, and attempts to impale the man. The man jumps in the air and bounces off Nightmare Chrysalis, wounding her. Nightmare Chrysalis is now in total fear as the man grabs her wings.
Nightmare Chrysalis: "J-just answer us this... Who are you?"
The man rips off her wings without a word, and continues to tear her body into shreds. The man leaves her remains, and continues onto killing every last changeling. Luna comes over and frees everyone.
Twilight: "Luna, what have you done!?"
Luna: "He owes me. I did pull him out of hell. Besides, he seems to trust me."
Twilight: "How can you tell?"
Luna: "Because a guard asked him to move out of the way and he punched them to the ground. I did the same thing, and he moved out of the way. Besides, he won't stop until changelings are extinct..." 
chakat-goldfur Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
By coincidence, my latest story arc features a team-up of the Nightmare with Chrysalis, and this is certainly the look that I would go for.  I didn't have this scene in mind though.

Great art! Faved!
CrystalWarder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't it make more sense to capture Cadence? Chrysalis didn't even care about Twilight all much.
AnnaJewel1308 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Eeewww... OMG 
muiscwish Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Artist
My gosh finally I found the artist I've been looking for ages
TheNorthRemembers3 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this man. 2 of my Fav Villains
Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Why are there so many xenomorph infestations nowadays? Anyways, nothing The Last Word couldn't fix.
shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
If nightmare moon and chrysalis ever fused that be alot of trouble, both seperatly caused alot of damage. If out together that be even worse. I lke the concept, least she would have army of shapeshfiting changeling which basically minature alicorn, fly and use magic. Love see that in idw comics or actaul show
Moonbow69 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Artist
O_O we are royally [yay].
DragonlordDurison Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
My lovely Hecate is about to completely ape shit on Chrysalis' ass!
notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, someone who makes her shiny. Chrysalis's skin is like an insects,  so it made me happy to see it shiny like this.
happyshorty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! this is great. AWESOME even.
RavenTwi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
For some reason, I hear Vegeta's Super Saiyan theme playing in my head as Luna prepares to go medieval on NMC and her hordes.
dragon567lover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like Luna's bout to kick some Changeling ass!
SuperDashieBros Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally awsome!! Keep up the good work!! :)
Multi-Choice-Lady Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit, I jumped when I saw Luna in the background. Nice detail.
segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
This... picture... is so AWESOME! Please tell me you do commissions? I would GLADLY pay you to draw something as awesome as this!
ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn. I kinda hated Nightmare Chrysalis. I felt like I wanna lead an army to destroy them.
R-Dorothy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
:iconflufflepuffplz: pffffttt "Stop it. It is time to come to bed."
X-marblehornets-x Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Luna is all like
NightmareAsk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luna's in the back like "Aw Hell Na!!!!" XDDDDDDDD
Krysnha Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Luna is going to save the day
DaringDash20 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luna's gonna kick your ass
RedBoy262 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh snap crysalis, you better run like hel#, luna is going to kick your a#s so bad!

Beautiful work! i really love it!
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Background Luna does not look happy...
Duckops Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
WHy do i feel like there is some Twiluna here? 
love2drawponys Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
i did not noticed luna :p (Lick)
irishbird208 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You..are my new favorite artist. I can't believe I didn't discover you before today.
celestiamagic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Luna's about to kill some changelings...
bellmo15 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2014
Flu.......... Fluttershy!?!?!?!? Oh Celestia why is this happaning to her. She did not even do anything to deserve this. I'd go out and save her if I could. I just........ I get worried when I see Fluttershy in some sort of scenario were she can't do anything. Trust me when I say if I was actually a pony in Equestria (witch I think we all want) I would do anything to save her. Or offer myself in exchange for her freedom. She is like a little sister to me. Actually, I would just take her place because, death just leads to more death. And it never stops. I would never be able to kill any pony. Even if they are Compleatly dangerous and or threatened any pony I cared about.
Malkey-GrohiikVokun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
You think like me. I would sacrifice my life to save my friends!
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Totally awesome. :D Man that's evil.
Arielmlp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
AngrySoundwave300 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
HOLY CRAP! I didn't even realize it until i read the title. That's really cool!
thedutchbrony Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i did not noticed luna :p
TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Luna's All like YOU STOLE MY oh i mean you stole my design!
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Dude, this is the best mlp drawing I have EVER seen from a fan. EVEEEEEER.
Karganor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Artisan Crafter
What's with the cocooning do they get turned into one that way or something else
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
SolarWolf95 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beyond cool
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