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The Real Story, P1 "Miasma" by Nimaru The Real Story, P1 "Miasma" by Nimaru
[Part 2]

[Part 3]

[Part 4]

BONUS: For HARDCORE mode, listen to this while you read the story: [link]

Youtube Music version: [link]

This is part 1 of 3 in my explanation of what REALLY happened. I mean, 1000 years before episode one, they had light and cities. Why wouldn't there have been plenty of ponies out in the dark?

And why banish her for 1000 years? Doesn't that seem extreme? So many people say Celestia is a "troll" for this when in reality there was no other way.

More than anything, I am doing this comic series to defend Celestia who is probably the greatest pony who has ever lived in Equestria and it breaks my heart the way people treat her sometimes.

Now it's time to find out the REAL story behind the legend of the elements of harmony (I just hope I can do it justice with my current level of skill!)

This took about 3 to four weeks to do. The background graphic took 1 and a half weeks alone! I specifically used only Photoshop and not Illustrator for the backstory stuff to make it more rough (to mimic the style used in the show).

EDIT: Fixed a spelling error. Also, thanks for all the words of support! I guess I'm far from the only one who feels this way.

EDIT2: Looks like EQ daily accepted my submission: [link]

Hi EQD readers!
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:iconexiwa:
Exiwa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
That story really is good!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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flamep123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There r words in the miasma ._.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :)
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I like this... even though there's no sign of it in the show (the comic's quite different on the subject) I always thought Luna shouldn't have done everything she did as Nightmare Moon by choice, because if so, then Nightmare Moon is who she really is and she pretty much got brainwashed into being the Luna we know. There should be some outside influence.
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McCoda Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, there are many theories as to how she became nightmare moon. While the show doesn't really reveal anything, Luna did look quite surprised (and perhaps shocked) when the magical vortex spun around her and she began to transform. 

These include the supposed ghost of Luna and Celestia's old castle, a seed implanted by King Sombra, this unknown miasma or even her own accessories (Fallout Equestria goes in great detail about this).

Of course, one could also look at magic in the same light as the force. Luna slowly but surely gave in to her own displeasures and anger to the point when the darker side of her magical abilities went beyond her control. Thus, her own magic formed an alter ego and took over the body against Luna's wishes. Only too late did she realise this (hence the surprised look at the transformation scene). After all, magic in this universe stem from positive caring, compassion and love, thus making any use of magic outside these boundaries unnatural and  self-corrosive (like how siths lose their figure and become physically deformed over time. Case-and-point: Palpatine) A heavy price for short term power. 

The other possibility comes from the idea that Luna's more vulnerable to unearthly forces since her powers dwell with the light of the stars and moon that do not affect earthly creatures that rely on the sun. 
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EmoshyVinyl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you not only don't have a soul, but people like me are supporting his story by putting it in our work and giving him credit.
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herolewisXIII Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
if your talking about me, then go ahead and post mean things about me, I deserve it. its just that i've lost my true heart and have wandered so far away from it that i made up a fake heart to replace it and now i can't even find any good in me not even a little as a matter of fact i act nice but in reality i'm evil, i'm against the aternate celestia's but read those jokes and laugh,i act heroic but its all about me and heros put others first, just like you said i don't have a soul, a heart, or any good none at all and i want to be more but i'm just lowering my self down even more, so theres no point in lying to my self anymore so go ahead and post mean stuff about me, i'm just a villian any way
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EmoshyVinyl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah, I didn't believe it was that personal. It's true that people
could get multiple personalities and get themselves down like how you are now, but there's a
way for those people to get back up. I should know cause I was
one of those people, I used to only look at the down side of things,
but now I try to reach my goals with the help of my friends and family.
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PhoenixWolfii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Lol the Miasma say's Cupcakes, Trollestia,To the moon,Molestia, and Scootabuse
XD
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so Luna was possessed? That makes sense.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Writer
For a few reasons, I'd say that the people running the show should really have adopted this story of yours... it has much more meaning and... faith, than the story they stared with in s4
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GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i teared up a bit  T.T
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annieo102001 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Are you ever going to redraw this because you have improved a lot since you made this.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have big plans, but NO TIME at the moment sadly :(
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:iconluna-paw1234:
luna-paw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Artist
these are the saddest but greatest comics ever!
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
Dude! That fish bowl has a dragon vomiting water! 8O

...Oh, and the rest of the comic is good too. =P It's kind of weird to see Celestia with out here armor. .-. ON TO PART TWO~ =U
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
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trickster10 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
will we see more sisterly moments between Celestia and Luna?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Without a doubt :)
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Thespiritofthewater Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Hi)) can you write the name of the first song in video"the real story(all parts)"? PLEASE)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should be "Not Goodbye" by Laura Pasini?
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rainbowdash526 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so AWESOME!(as rainbow dash would say). I LOVE IT!!
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible, where did you get this information about Miasma and such...? How come we didn't knew before?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made it up :)
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so it's not really official?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope :)
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
know*
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KartWorkPony Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
But Luna can turn into Nightmare Moon whenever she wants, that made me confused because in the episode Lunar Eclipsed (S2 EP7) she turns into Nightmare Moon to scare the fillies, and notice how she doesn't use her magic, this confused me so much.
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ChloeConnolly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
She's an Alicorn, she can turn herself in to corn if she wanted.

The Miasma what ever it was effected her heart but because her heart is pure again its fine, she just likes to dress up every now and then ;)
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Sweetscandies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I just saw the video on youtube!!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Sweetscandies Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
;) 
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Brony1235 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Did anyone else what was written in the Miasmas?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! Tons of people found it, but missed the ones when the Miasma eats Luna.
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Darentez Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god!!! You're a genius!!! You have the whole story!!! I am a writer... but I'm not half as good as you are... You got my whole respect and admiration... I want to be like you!!!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I try to tell compelling stories in all I do. I'm also writing a fanfiction that I hope people will like (it' in my gallery)
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31Darkstar Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
[link] Read the issues 5-8 tab. You idea of a miasma possesing Luna is now canon!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wa ha ha! Still, that was likely something they came up with also and wasn't directly related to my use, but still it's pretty cool that it's now canon :)

Now I just have to wait for the first people to come to my page and accuse me of stealing the idea ;D
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Splatter-Kat Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just now noticing all of the words in the Miasma... Nearly died laughing.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I could help :D

There's somewhere I'm going with all this... technically every piece I do is all a part of a larger whole.
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Splatter-Kat Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very good and creative story. I am impressed. ^^
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. And to think you're only on part 1 :D
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Splatter-Kat Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I've read it several times, I just went to look back on it.^^ I've seen the youtube video as well.
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SingapuraStudio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great story and art! :)
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teentitansawsome Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
awsome. i seen the youtube version so many times and now i am reading the comic. cool. so going into my favorites. :D
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FluttersofShy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Amazing!
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Luigicat11 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I'm having MAJOR trouble with the full-view. I can never seem to get it to work.

Could I get some help here?:(
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use the download link on the right to just download the full copy to your computer and view it there?
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