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MLP Dota 2 Animated Card: Luna by Yudhaikeledai MLP Dota 2 Animated Card: Luna by Yudhaikeledai
Luna the Moon Rider

Primary Attribute: Agility
Role: Nuker, Carry

When the universe first took form, fundamental forces were bound within the great primordial harmony. From there, light and dark separated, manifesting themselves into two separate entities bound by the ties of sisterhood.

The Dark manifested itself into the entity known as Luna, a pony who embodies the very fabric of the night. An ancient power grown sentient since the dawn of Equestria, Luna brings forth the gift of darkness, which many assume to be a curse. Yet this darkness, known to the world now as night, is a force that balances the world with her sister’s bright day.

However, this supposedly infallible alicorn has made one grave mistake which haunts her to this day. In a time long past, a still young Luna was fed lies and temptations, boiling a deep jealousy within her. It slowly grew until it had consumed her and turned her into a being known as ‘Nightmare Moon’. To protect the land, Celestia banished her sister to the moon for a thousand years, hoping the entity would be weakened within that time. When she returned, Nightmare Moon attempted to carry out her plan once more but with the power of the Elements of Harmony, they separated it from the young Luna and returned the alicorn back to her normal self.

Since then, Luna has vowed to never let any entity to consume her once again. She once again remembers that her night is the Yin to light’s Yang, the polar opposite that completes the two key elements of the world. Possessing eons of knowledge, this timeworn alicorn hides the majestic truth and her deepest sorrows beneath her behind-times and occasionally naive personality.

She trots together with her sister through the seven planes, representing the side of Harmony and vowing to end Chaos’s reign once and for all.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the real Luna

Lore edited by :iconsycharge:

This animated card is part of a dota 2 ponification series; The whole set can be seen at this… !
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The Moon Rider has arrived. (Great jod! Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Blitz )
MikeMan2332 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
even though I am not a fan of ponies, but this was cute and clever.
2K11CiNCo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Since the Moon Rider's Name, is Luna, she suited well for this.
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
very interesting animation.. Luna's always been my favorite.
Raxyz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
"What's this? I came here for a saddle!"
sushero Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
some day in dota 2  we will see this  xD
TakoLuka8989 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Luna as Luna while Luna Being Luna ~~ Lunaception XD
KyLeXJeM Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"With this, you shalt be pleased..."…
CrouchingAllosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
how did you get the frames?
TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The armor suits her.
VinnyMartello Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What is your frame rate? 
MorningResKyuu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I normally am ambivalent towards ponies and the MLP series, but I find these cards quite charming.  Good work!
Silence-of-the-Wind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Quick question. Why Luna as Luna, Moon Rider, and not as Mirana, Princess of the Moon?
HailMyself Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student
Luna players just increase thanks for this pic. Good job.
nighthuntress00 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I love it ! ! !:happybounce: 
ChocolateRa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Too bad she doesn't sound Scottish, then she'd REALLY fit the bill.
MonoSex Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. This one was pretty clever
AltSkop Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Why can't i add this to the game -_-
CosmicTail42 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Luna as luna
doomnight38 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Farlore Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a TERRIBLE joke...
middlelink Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
oh my god all of my yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Wonderful owo!
Naskeb Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
The Night wil last FOREVER!
blazerface1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
what the hell... well then looks like nightstalker has a new mate. WAIT WE ALREADY HAVE A LUNA!!! nah jk great job bro
MonkeyPirate123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Buuut, if Nightmare Moon is a separate entity, then that could mean...

LordofSilense Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BlizzCast Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Lol this is awesome`~
sunbead Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I love the lore on this one!
Strabatz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Luna, as Luna, i laughed so hard.
It fit's so perfect.
But wait, what is her mount?
A Pony with a pet?
Raydhen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She doesn't need a mount when she was a pony ^w^
agitofreeman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Is there any way exist to put this in Dota 2 as Luna's Hero card? Anyone? D: If it exist, can u give me a link that explains it. I couldn't find a way anywhere.
luckycheifd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
these are sooo good i wish i can cards like these and were magical so they moved
PhoenixtheCat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I like the armor design.
Jabamaca Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
King Sombra as Shadow Demon!!! YEAH!
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Or maybe Shadow Fiend/Nevermore.
MitoTheBest96 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please! I want them on Dota 2! Please! Please!
Daverdoth Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
How can i get this in my Dota? I must know!
M-3-A-L-M-I Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I saw this on Youtube but Angel Bunny as Pugna is a very good alternative! I mean Pugna's ulti is leeching life from his enemy while Angel is of a very small stature like Pugna and he's a fucking glutton! I mean imagine the lols!
FrauleinsPRO Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
fireplayer0 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
luna is best and my most fav pony and my fav hero in dota 2 :D

i wish theres a mlp mods for dota 2 that would be awesome
ZigriS Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Wow, this is amazing!
Luna is my favourite pony (and DOTA 2 hero)
You did a wonderful job. Thank you.
Are you going pony versions of all 101 heroes?
Maybe i can help you and give you some ideas? ^^
Yudhaikeledai Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm always open to ideas here!!!
And yes, I'm gonna attempt all 100+ heroes; Some of the planned ones and will be published soon including
Iron Will :iconironwillplz: as the Axe
Flam :iconflimflamplz: as the Timbersaw
Flim as the "Vengeful Spirit" (you can see how this connects when I show you the lores)
StarSwirl the Bearded as the Invoker

The 4 heroes have their lores written already listed here [link] and here [link] (Change Flim's to Venge)

Other heroes whose lores are in preliminaries and being written
Applejack :iconapplejackmadplz: as Beastmaster
Fluttershy :iconfluttershywinkplz: as Enchantress
Rarity :iconrarityfacedeskplz: as Sniper
Discord :icondiscordishappyplz: as Chaos Knight
Cadance :iconprincesscadanceplz: as Chen the Holy Knight
Trixie :icontrixiewhatthehayplz: as Lina the Slayer
Spitfire :iconspitfireplz: as Xin the Ember Spirit
Zecora :iconzecoraplz: as Witch Doctor
Cutie Mark Crusaders :iconapplebloomplz: as Techies
Blueblood :iconprincebluebloodplz: as Medusa the Gorgon (originally for the irony of it, but fits really well)
Nightmare Moon :iconnightmaremoonplz: as Nightstalker
Steven Magnet the Sea Serpent :iconstevenmagnetplz: as Tidehunter
Lightning Dust :iconlightningdustplz: as Razor the Lightning Revenant
Soarin :iconsoarinplz: as Disruptor
Tom :icontomtherockplz: as Stone Giant
Vinyl Scratch :iconvinylscratchplz: as Queen of Pain
King Sombra :iconsombraplz: as Shadow Demon
Granny Smith :icongrannysmithplz: as Brewmaster
Big Mac :iconbigmacintoshplz: as Earthshaker
Daring Do :icondaringdoplz: as Batrider
Time Turner / Dr Whooves :icondrwhoovesplz: as Faceless Void
Philomeena as Phoenix (Favourite hero <3 )
Shadowbolts as Phantom Lancer
Rover (one of the Diamond Dogs)as Meepo the Geomancer
Chief Thunderhoof as Elder Titan
Bloomberg as Treant Protector
The Cerberus as Magnus
The Manticore as Crixalis
The Windigo as Winter Wyvern
Jakiro as himself

Some of the icons [link] and [link]

Those are the ones that I guess I'm quite solid upon - though if you have opinions on them, please by all means tell me about it! Or if you have ideas, then fire away!
TeddyBear101ish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I thought Rarity was Templar Assassin?

I would put Bulk Biceps as Juggernaut, Granny Smith as Sniper, Berry Punch as Brewmaster, Chrysalis as Broodmother, Firefly as Bloodseeker, Snowdrop as Crystal Maiden, and Flash Sentry as Legion Commander (or switch him with Shinning Armor)
iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Huh, I more imagined Nightmare Moon as Bane personally, but I look forward to your decision!
iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Though I guess maaaaaaaybe Sombra could also work as Bane as he is already shown to have nightmare powers. But c'mon, the nightmare forces have their own comic series about them causing nightmares.
MrIdontknowanyname Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Oh and BTW, I was thinking about AA for Sombre instead of SD. The ice thingy....
Yudhaikeledai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was thinking SD, SF, or Bane as Sombra I view as a shadow being, and a good one at being that. What's more important about Sombra SD is that he is in control of a large number of followers (before the Crystal Empire Disappearance) through use of cunning and manipulation.

Problem with Ancient Apparition Sombra is that, I cannot exactly draw connections between Sombra and Ice - care to give suggestions? :)
MrIdontknowanyname Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Ahhh I see...... you got a point there, I had only think about the ice of the Crystal Empire. Anyways, these are few more suggestions :

Narrator of Hearth's Warming Eve (Spike) - Announcer :3
Princess Platinum - Crystal Maiden/Mirana,with Clover the Clever as Sagan(her mount) XP
or Clover the Clever - Dark Seer
Commander Hurricane - Tresdin
Smart Cookie... alright, this is starting to get hard, Tusk? or Beastmaster...
Chancellor Puddinghead - err..... Beastmaster? or maybe Troll Warlord?
alright, Private Pansy is hard..... - Abaddon or Abyssal Underlord is the only choice know.
Fluttershy's bear - Ursa

Last but not least, I was thinking about this, mix Snips and Snails into one, and call it OGRE MAGI!!!
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