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NextGen: Moondancer by Lopoddity NextGen: Moondancer by Lopoddity
Moondancer
"You'll regret this."
Parents:
Trixie Lulamoon, Duke Blueblood Maud Pie (adopted)
Species: Unicorn/Male
Build: Slender
Special talent: ????
Occupation: Sorcerer
Nickname(s): Moony, Marshmallow (by Maud)


Personality/Background:
    Moondancer's origin is not entirely known, but he was born when Maud Pie took in a homeless and pregnant Trixie Lulamoon. The tiny, giggling pudgy foal became the light of Trixie's life, and caring for him together sparked love between herself and Maud. They eventually married, and Maud adopted little Moony. For a time, they were happy enough, with Moondancer doted on by both his mothers, and him loving them both in turn (especially Mama Maudie). 

    Trixie's love for her son lead her to proudly boast to him that they were both direct descendants to Starswirl the Bearded himself, and that Moondancer was certainly destined for greatness. As Moondancer grows up, this desire to be great and powerful, to be someone important, begins to blend with a number of self-esteem issues, and Moondancer is left feeling bitter and disillusioned with the world. Although he diligently studies and practices magic, he cannot surpass the abilities of say, Twilight Sparkle, or her daughter Pandora. Moondancer grew up believing many wonderful fantasies about his future, and now that the reality of his abilities and place in the world are becoming clear to him, it's taking a disastrous toll on his mental well-being. He cannot be content with being a worthless little nopony. He will be great and powerful, by whatever means necessary.  

    Moondancer is ambitious, cunning, obsessive, and tends to relentlessly fixate on goals until they're achieved. His ego is big but fragile, and hinges on his ability to be the very best at everything, so Moondancer is prone to panic attacks and nervous breakdowns. His disappointment in himself is masked as anger, and he often lashes out at others to redirect his self-loathing. As it stands, Moondancer is a fairly powerful sorcerer, but a very unhappy little pony.

   
Relationships:
    Moondancer adored his mothers for most of his life. He was probably the only pony to love listening to Maud's lectures on rock formations, and he thought Trixie's magic tricks were the absolute coolest thing ever (at least until he met Princess Twilight Sparkle and saw what "true" magic was). Moony was spoiled and often told what a smart, talented colt he was, which possibly led to his self-centered personality. Growing up, whenever Moony asked about his father, Trixie would tell him that he was a brave, kind stallion who died fighting an ursa major. She thought this was much kinder than telling Moondancer the awful reality-that his father wanted nothing to do with him or Trixie. Still, Moondancer's trust in Trixie is broken when he later finds out the truth.

    Moondancer is estranged from his father Blueblood, and resents him greatly. Upon learning that his father wasn't actually dead, Moondancer runs away to visit him. It goes poorly, and Moondancer is crushed by the rejection. He returns home and lashes out at Trixie, leaving her devastated, and leaves home. His feelings for Trixie are complicated and tainted with anger and hurt, but he does still miss Maud, quite badly.

    As a colt, Moony was taken in as a student under Princess Twilight Sparkle, and quite enjoyed the magic lessons. He quickly befriended Twilight's silly daughter, Pandora. Unfortunately, Moondancer grows quietly jealous of Pan's magical abilities. Powerful magic comes naturally to her, while he must work hard to obtain it. Moondancer is indignant when Pan gives up her royal title and calls her out on what he sees as a selfish, stupid act, and their friendship comes to an angry end. As it stands, they maintain an unfriendly rivalry. Pan does miss him and quietly wishes for the old Moony she knew, while Moondancer has a somewhat unhealthy fixation with her (rooted in complex, annoying feelings), and perhaps subconsciously wants to be friends again too. For now, they'll settle for giant magic duels with each other in the streets.

    Moondancer is technically cousins with PB and Jam Sandwich, twin children of Pinkie Pie. He has been trying for some time to recruit them as minions in his quest to be more powerful. Jam is somewhat receptive to the idea (because of the potential for trouble-making), while PB is hesitant, because Moony is "kind of a meanie-pants".

Moondancer is neutral to his cousin Cupcake, although as a colt he did get jealous whenever his Mama Maudie showered her favorite niece with attention.
    
    
Special:

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Because of his appearance, Moondancer is often mistaken for a mare and hit on by stallions. He finds it very annoying, and once tried to grow out a mighty beard like Starswirl to stop the confusion, but all he managed to grow was a bit of peach fuzz, dangit

-Moondancer's magic is similar to Trixie's, in that it naturally leans toward prestidigitation and performance. Moondancer is quite good at stage magic tricks and can effortlessly pull rabbits out of hats, create magical fireworks, juggle, etc, but "true" magic, such as shooting giant blasts of magic energy, didn't come naturally to him and required immense study and practice to learn. To his annoyance, ponies seem far more impressed by him doing than card trick than explaining the mechanics of a magical levitation energy matrix.

-Moondancer's special talent is not actually sorcery, and he shamefully wears a cloak to conceal his less-than-great-and-powerful cutie mark. He would probably be happier if he did what his cutie mark was telling him.

-Maud nicknamed him "Marshmallow" because he used to chew on his pudgy hooves as a tiny foal. She would pretend to nom on his little hooves too to make him giggle, then have to assure a grinning Pinkie Pie that no, she was not at all getting attached.

-Moondancer has a soft spot for children and loves watching their look of wonder whenever he does a particularly amazing magic trick.

-As a colt, Moony used to draw pictures of what he imagined his dad to be-brave, strong, kind, heroic, and of course powerful, just like Starswirl.

-Maud gifted Moony with a strange present once-an odd, red-tipped, curved item she'd found while on a geology expedition out near the Crystal empire. She wasn't sure what it was, only that it wasn't a rock. It appeared to be some sort of...horn? Hmm. Moondancer keeps it near him as a good luck charm, and doesn't know why he's been feeling so drawn to the odd thing so much these days...

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woof. sorry for all the text, moonbutt is probably the most complicated character in my verse bluuurgh

Moony's story in pretty much sequential order:
Lost and Found by Lopoddity Mama Misidentification by Lopoddity  New Tricks by Lopoddity      Magic by Lopoddity Charity Case by Lopoddity   Your Fault by Lopoddity
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:iconkingofswing617:
This guy is like Kylo Ren in a pony's body
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:iconsynthasis8:
Synthasis8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
-_- 1/10 However I do like the new character. 
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InaPaprina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite character of yours, he is so amazingly complex and i fucking love him
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violetmelody108 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
I imagine this boy sounding extremely similar to Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club.

I’m not a huge fan of Anime but it’s one of the few Anime’s I’ve seen and I just imagine Moondancer sounding like him
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PandoraBox17 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care for mlp much, but I stumbled upon this artist and thought the art was pretty. Out of all the things in this gallery that I've seen so far (casually scrolled through), I actually quite enjoy this OC.

He looks nice, and if I had to choose, I'd say Moondancer or Pandora was my favorite. (:
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ShynyUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist
He's my favorite Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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:iconwolfina305:
Wolfina305 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist
my aunt gave me this book once and then I look through it again and it said "do you believe in unicorns?" I looked at the unicorn and it looks just like MoonDancer!!
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:iconneomiravenholt13:
NeomiRavenholt13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like him
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:iconpinka13:
Pinka13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?
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:iconfawxcat:
FawxCat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
After all, He had a father, he had a mother, as so many ponies do.
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:iconpinka13:
Pinka13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
Nice
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:icontheabandonedarmy:
TheAbandonedArmy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No body is born evil. its what happens to them throughout their life time and how they see things in which turns them into such things. 
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:iconpinka13:
Pinka13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017
Oh, I know that ^_^ . I was just quoting something from a song.
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:iconruemarie7504:
RueMarie7504 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't Moon Dancer..ya'know..already exist?
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YourVentilation Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are many oc names that are so common

*nova sparkle cough cough*

And maybe lop thought it was a fitting name for him. It's her decision to call him like that. Besides, not everyone has to have the same name. There are multiple people called 'Amber' or 'Noah' or whatever.
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:iconruemarie7504:
RueMarie7504 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I guess. I just thought it a little odd.
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RueMarie7504 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
and don't say this happened before she was introduced.. she was introduced more than a year prior to the upload date of this picture.
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ShazBaz579 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This bio was made around 1 or 2 years after Lop's Moondancer was made..??
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:iconruemarie7504:
RueMarie7504 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.. then I apologize. Then that one is on Hasbro..
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:iconnaundeeey:
Naundeeey Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm new to this, so
How to distinguish ponys between male and female?
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:icontheluckoftheclaws:
TheLuckOfTheClaws Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's difficult, especially with the way lop does muzzles
in the show females have very different muzzles from males and males dont have eyelashes
as well, males tend to be larger and more angular than females but that can vary widely

hope i helped! LazyIcon I wanna use - 14 OwO 
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:iconwaterdraw:
WaterDraw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not saying he's hot but







he's hot
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:iconnaundeeey:
Naundeeey Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
>he< is a horse. with horse genitalia.
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09099aazz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
>he< is a fictional horse. 
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:iconwaterdraw:
WaterDraw Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant I like the character of him. Not that I want to have sex with him. Besides, it's just a joke. Don't take things so seriously dude.   ._.


And let's say, for a second, that I was attracted to his outer exterior. That would make me a furry and furries exist. No, I am NOT a furry, but if I was then your comment could come off as rude.
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Naundeeey Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
And that's the beauty of free speech. You don't have to give a damn about what I say ;)
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:iconwaterdraw:
WaterDraw Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, sorry I thought you were attacking me or something ^^;
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LadyBelleTaisho Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
omg! i have a perfect friend for him :D Her name is Starlight Dance :D
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KatieKnuffaxx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Student Artist
Moondancer's personality is kind of similar to Yurio/ Yuri Plisetsky from Yuri On Ice?
Is it just me?

Because Yurio used to skate a lot (referring to Moony's dancing) and was a happy sunshine child, but now is an angry teen who curses a lot and wants to become the very best. (// no pokemon pun intended) Yurio beating Yuuri (achieved) and Moony beating Panny (not yet?)

Plus that one drawing where Moony's mistaken for a girl, like Yurio too.

Just wanted to mention it ^^" It just caught my eye.
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Anubis-hound Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
If I had to pick between favorite complex characters it would either be Lopoddity's Moondancer or Vindhov's Inkwell. 
Both characters have huge chips on their shoulders and feel like they have to prove that they're the best.
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MissMaddieDrawings Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe the (obvious) sombra horn in the thing that has been influencing his anger and negative feelings
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:iconembug360:
embug360 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Student General Artist
isn't moondancer already a canan name?
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:iconwaterdraw:
WaterDraw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been cannon since gen1, but either their story came out before the episode or it could be a coincidence that two ponies are named the same thing
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embug360 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh
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HeraldOfOpera Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
I'm sort of amused that he's mistaken for a mare, given that there's a mare in canon with the same name. Well played.
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WolfCrestSox5X Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm guess that since his name is Moondancer and that he took dance lessons that his special talent is dancing, and I demand to see this glorious unicorn dancing as a grown stallion.

Jk, but at some point I want to see what his actual Cutiemark/talent is
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SaltyLittleMidget Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So is his ass blank? o-o
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Pumk33nP1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
i dun think so... it said "if he did what it told him to do he'd be happier"
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GeneralGratitude Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
So much love for the dancing king <33
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:iconstefentheking:
stefentheking Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yes yes, more information more. I need all that i can get if my story is going to be accurate to this world.
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:iconmad-plot-bunny:
Mad-Plot-Bunny Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Soooo is Moon dancer going to become a villain? :D 
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Pinka13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
What's his butt tattoo?
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Pinka13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
"Maud gifted Moony with a strange birthday present once-an odd, red-tipped, curved item she'd found while on a geology expedition out near the Crystal empire. She wasn't sure what it was, only that it wasn't a rock. It appeared to be some sort of...horn? Hmm. Moondancer keeps it near him as a good luck charm, and doesn't know why he's been feeling so drawn to the odd thing so much these days..."

WAAIITTT...... I'm gettin' some Darth Vader vibes n' shit. I mean really King Sombra Icon 1 
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kayyeh1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
so what IS Moondancer's cutiemark?
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE how he has the tail of a traditional unicorn!
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salmence6464 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!
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MylittleRosie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Moondancer reminds of my mum! At least in appearance 
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cold-dead-body Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
"Because of his appearance, Moondancer is often mistaken for a mare and hit on by stallions. He finds it very annoying, and once tried to grow out a mighty beard like Starswirl to stop the confusion, but all he managed to grow was a bit of peach fuzz, dangit"

That's just hilarious/carming. X3
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orangetree-lani Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what's his buttmark?
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