Princess Celestia and Princess Luna.
Princess Luna in the legend.
Princess Luna raising the moon and the stars.
How dare they sleep in my beautiful night!
Princess Luna, bringing eternal night.
No big sister, I must decline.
Luna with her eyes closed.
Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon.
Nightmare Moon in the legend.
Princess Celestia, banishing Princess Luna for a thousand years.
NM trapped in the moon for 1,000 years.
A picture of the mythical Mare in the Moon in Twilight's reference book.
The evil Nightmare Moon has returned.
"What, am I not royal enough for you?"
You and your animal friends.
Nightmare Moon flicking Rarity.
Nightmare Moon hears Twilight Sparkle tell her she knows who she is.
Laughing with derision when Twilight is scared to announce Nightmare Moon's purpose for returning.
"Remember this day, little ponies, for it shall be your last. From this moment forth..."
"...the night will last...FOREVER!"
She's laughing and laughing and laughing.
Nightmare Moon attacking the royal guards with lightning.
Nightmare Moon demonstrates her power of transformation
Escaping from the Town Hall
The Shadowbolts: Imaginary "could've been" rivals to the Wonderbolts.
Join the Shadowbolts NOW or NEVER, Dash!
Shadowbolt leader controlling the fog. If looks could kill...
And now they look like Wonderbolts. Almost...
Actually, Nightmare Moon isn't all that "scary".
Nightmare Moon running towards Twilight.
Nightmare Moon is now angry!
Now, I've got a kingdom to take over.
Nightmare Moon looking strangely...cute. Sort of...?
Nightmare Moon about to smash the five Elements.
You little foal, thinking you can defeat me?
Now you will never see my sister. Or your sun!
Instead, you'll see only me and your moon.
Nightmare Moon's front face.
"The night shall last FOREVER!" Ahahahahhaha...
She still isn't giving up?
You still don't have the sixth element!
Bright light is unbearable!
Nightmare Moon: The only pony whose cutie mark reaches down their leg and onto their belly
About to be released from the forces of darkness.
The Elements of Harmony compel you!
Ugh. Am I on the moon? I don't want to look.
Wait a minute...I feel different...I...
Luna, sees Celestia walking towards her.
Oh heavens above... What have I done?
Time to put our differences behind us. We were meant to rule together, little sister! Will you accept my friendship?
...You don't know how much I missed you!
Luna and her swan-like sister
Princess Luna together with Celestia again.
Princess Luna, though it seems she's still feeling regretful.
Redeemed from her earlier mistakes, Luna is given a warm welcome in Ponyville.
Princess Luna smiling at her sister.
Protect yourself Scootaloo.
In front of the full moon.
And there she is, descending from her chariot.
The princess has arrived.
Her cloak disappears in the form of bats.
"We have graced your tiny village with our presence..."
"...so that you might behold..."
"...the real princess..."
"A creature of nightmares no longer..."
"...but instead a pony..."
"...who desires your love and admiration!"
"Together we shall change this dreadful celebration..."
"...into a bright and..."
Not the reaction she expected.
"You have no reason to fear us!"
"Screams of delight is what your Princess desires."
Angered expression. Beautiful eyes.
"Thy Princess hath arrived!"
"What is the matter with you?"
Evidently, it's the way they're perceiving you.
"We won't even bother with the traditional Royal Farewell!"
In Nightmare Moon's shadow...
Princess Luna hears Twilight Sparkle for the first time.
I am not quite interested.
"Thou even got the bells right."
Princess Luna pauses for a couple seconds.
"Look, I came here to welcome you to our celebration."
It was you who got rid of our dark powers!
"It was thou who unleashed the powers of harmony...
...upon us and took away our dark powers!
"We could not be happier."
Uh... Did you just say, "we"?
"It is tradition to speak using the royal 'we' and to use...
This much volume when addressing our subjects!
"We have been locked away for a thousand years."
"We are not sure we can."
Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle arrive at Fluttershy's house.
She's delicate and demure with the sweetest little voice!
"GO AWAY! YOU CAN'T ENTER! This year no ones welcome on Nightmare Night!"
"Twilight? It is you! Ah, Nightmare Moon...NIGHTMARE MOON!? AAAHH!"
Princess Luna doesn't look amused.
Princess Luna waiting for Twilight to bring out Fluttershy.
You remember Princess Luna, Princess Celestia's sister, right?
"Twilight Sparkle has spoken the sweetness of thy voice."
"We ask, thou teachest to us to speak as loud thou speakest."
"Shall our lessons begin?"
"Shall we mimic thy voice?"
"Oh, we thank thee, dear Fluttershy!"
"Our normal speaking voice shall surely win us the hearts of thy fellow villagers!"
"Nightmare Moon is eating Fluttershy!"
"I mean... nay, children, wait."
"It is of no use, Twilight Sparkle."
"They have never liked us, and they never shall."
Even Applejack is scared?
Uh...AJ? The princess is looking for some advice on how to fit in around here.
Applejack, ready to show Luna about fun.
"What is this "fun" thou speakest of?"
Try the spider toss, if you will.
"Pray tell, what purpose do these serve?"
Hmm...I believe I must hit the web to win.
Let's just try out this game, shall we?
"The Princess enjoys this "fun"!"
"In what other ways may we experience it?"
Smashing Pumpkins is the best!
That's a funny position, Luna.
"Ha ha! The fun has been doubled!"
Luna is truly happy for the first time in a thousand years.
"I ask that thou call us... me... Luna, fair Applejack."
"Show me to these bobbing apples."
Princess Luna to the rescue!
Princess Luna trying to save Pipsqueak.
"Aaahh!!! She's trying to eat me!!!"
"Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful..."
"Fair villagers...Please do not back away!"
"Let us join together in..."
Ooh! Maybe a spider will cheer them up.
"Not enough fun for you?"
"What say you to...THIS?"
"Huzzah! How many points do I receive!?"
Why are they running from me again?
I must come up with a solution.
Everypony leans down in fear as the echo of 'STILL' slowly fades.
"We must use the traditional royal Canterlot voice for what we are about to say!"
"Since you choose to fear your princess...
...rather than love her, and dishonor her with this insulting celebration...
...we decree that Nightmare Night...
"Leave me be, Twilight Sparkle."
Princess Luna is thinking of what Twilight is telling her.
"Yes, I can tell. By all the adoring shrieks of the children...
You remember, Princess Luna?
"The ringleader of the frightened children."
"Has thou come to make peace?"
Princess Luna wanting to make peace with Pinkie.
Watch out, Rainbow's behind you.
Wonder what Twilight wants now.
"Forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm."
Are you really sure about that?
This Nightmare Moon looks even better than the one in the pilots!
It's cool how she can turn back into NM without turning evil.
Aaah this is Night Mare Moon with fangs!
About to turn back into Luna.
Normal Princess Luna with fangs.
"I am not certain that did what you meant for it to do, Twilight Sparkle."
"For what? For them to scream some more?"
I implore you to reconsider.
"Art thou saying that thou...likest me to scare you?"
Pipsqueak talking to Luna.
Well then, we shall have to bring...
...NIGHTMARE NIGHT BACK!"
Luna is taking this all in...
Pipsqueak hugging his favorite princess.
"See? They really do like you, Princess."
-I mean, oh, most wonderful of nights!" Luna is now 20% happier.
Do I spot a little bit of light blue hair?
Let the professional handle this.
I got your back, Twilight!
Princess Luna winking at the audience.
We scared her so good, right, Twilight? ;)