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The Night Watch by Lopoddity The Night Watch by Lopoddity
look out, we're in bat country

These three are prominent members of Canterlot's Royal Lunar Guard. Specifically, they are the personal bodyguards to Artemis, heir to the night. Here we have:

-Nocturnus (pictured center)
The oldest and most experienced of the three, Nocturnus is the de facto leader of the guard trio, and Artemis' trusted lieutenant. Noct is a brave, loyal, dependable, and quite a commanding presence-but not without a tendency toward playfulness and snark. He's the smallest pony in the group, but the best at any assignments involving stealth or combat-Noct is a pretty skilled fighter for a dude missing a significant chunk of depth perception. Noct likes midnight flights and lurking about in sketchy pubs....and also trading glitter stickers with his school-aged daughter, Primrose. (shown here:) Primrose by Lopoddity
Nocturnus lost his eye in an aerial skirmish with a griffin. His late wife, Willow, was a fellow Lunar Guard and his dearest friend, before she was tragically killed on a peace mission not long after the birth of their daughter. Noct is still grieving her and blames himself for her death.

-Eclipse (pictured on the left)
The second-in-command and the fastest of the three, Eclipse is strict, stern, and has never once been known to smile or laugh, no matter how many jokes Noct tries. His face may be set to perma-scowl, but Eclipse is entirely devoted to the well-being of his team, and tends to mother-hen his teammates too much, especially Umbra, because in the words of Eclipse, "Umbra is an idiot." Eclipse doesn't seem to think much of his teammates, and yet always seems to be chewing them out for forgetting to dry off after a flight in the rain ("You'll catch pneumonia and die, imbecile. What use are dead soldiers to their highness Artemis? Grab that blanket, and don't you dare half-ass drying off."), or not eating enough before a mission ("Hurry up and eat these daisy sandwiches I made for you. Do you think I want to listen to your stomachs growling like timberwolves all night? Idiots.")

Eclipse and Nocturnus sometimes butt heads over leadership decisions, with Eclipse usually demanding that Noct make whatever decision is the safest for the team, even if it isn't the most viable. While Eclipse huffs and puffs, Noct takes these arguments in stride, usually snarking to a worried Umbra "Don't worry Umbra, Mommy and Daddy are just talking."

Eclipse has a soft spot for Noct's daughter and has never once missed buying Primrose a birthday present.

-Umbra (pictured on the right)
The youngest member on the team, Umbra is the wide-eyed, somewhat naive dreamer. He can be forgetful and a bit air-headed (lowkey dumb), but he makes up for it with pure kindness and consideration for others. Although Umbra is physically the strongest of the three, he's quite shy and awkward and uncertain of himself, and prefers to let Nocturnus and Eclipse make the decisions. He's pretty cuddly and enjoys giving casual hugs and nuzzles, to Eclipse's absolute indignation. Umbra has a big, silly crush on Artemis and he tends to stammer and blush whenever the alicorn is around, and Noct teases him to hell and back over this, while Eclipse is mostly just jealous annoyed.

Umbra looks up to Nocturnus as a sort of father figure, and he, like Eclipse, is an honorary uncle to Primrose. He considers himself the "fun" uncle.


waaaay later on, Artemis will often deploy these three to protect and attend to Jam Sandwich. Jammie is bothered by this ("Gosh, I'm not a princess, Artie!"), and has gotten quite good at evading the guards via agility, strategically placed hiding holes, and many well-thrown pies. Artemis is most unimpressed when the bats return to the castle, out of breath and splattered with boysenberry pie filling.


Noct's first appearance:
In Control by Lopoddity aaand more: Discipline Lesson by Lopoddity

flat version of this drawing:

Flat by Lopoddity
 
 
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:iconaudball678:
Audball678 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
who are the parents?
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katestranger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
you did great job with the shading : )
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Mecanicalpencils Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
they should not be this sexy....omgosh beautiful 
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PoeticJassy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. I love the expressions and they are absolutely beautiful.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Wonderful work
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123forafurry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
that shading, 👌
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CaylinMorcant Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
That's it. Eclipse is my new mega crush.

Well, along with Oddy of course.
Can't abandon the chocolate kitten noodle.
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KrazyEzzy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should do more of Nocturnus <3
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Kiira-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
OOooh can I have Eclipse? lol *steals him away to nuzzle even if he scowls* 
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lolzwaitwhat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one who wants to see Artie's face when her bat guards come back panting and covered in pie filling? 
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meganhulan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
want more nocturnus!!!!
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LunarWolf1275 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gets instant nosebleed*
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:iconzebraswirls:
Zebraswirls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student
I love me some batpony!
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crazyFANATIC869 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Umbra and noctornous remind me of sam and dean from supernatural
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CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially during the earlier episodes! Mum and I used to love watching Supernatural. I've gone off the later episodes though. Too much chaos
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crazyFANATIC869 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Yeah i haven't watched the rest of the episodes yet i'm on like season 5 or 6
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CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't recall how many Mum has or how far I got before I stopped watching
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crazyFANATIC869 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
I like that word mum
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:iconcrazyhorselover345:
CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its spelled mom in other countries. Spelled mum here in NZ
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crazyFANATIC869 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Oh i'm from the us
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:iconcrazyhorselover345:
CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah
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:iconkon-tengu:
Kon-Tengu Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love them.
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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking back, I realized neither Nocturnus nor Primrose are on your TVTropes profile thing yet. Gonna be fixing that!
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PSfreak2012 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hohoho~♡
These are some sexy batponies~♡
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MartenMartes Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh! I remember them from that smut drawing from tumblr
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ArtemisTommo Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
WHAT 
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:iconmartenmartes:
MartenMartes Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a smut drawing with Artemis and his guards on Lop's tumblr
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ArtemisTommo Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
holy shiteu (this sounds really weird because we have the same name :( ) damn i wish i could find it
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:iconmartenmartes:
MartenMartes Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go on her tumblr, it has a clopoddity tag. Maybe you'll be able to find it~
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ArtemisTommo Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
thank you very much
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KiattyKatty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot damn those muscles. Mmmm
I'm really digging Umbra >w>

 
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Bizaardwolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
is it just me or do they remind anyone else of the guys from Full House?
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meroune Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mighty curious how they get along with Chakra when he becomes a staple of the family haha
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CreativiZ-Rocks Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student General Artist
I am so feeling an Ed, Edd n Eddy vibe from this.
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Pumk33nP1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
i have sucky depth perception 
i have amblyopia 
wonder why he has it
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pockeydocterchu Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not too sure about Noct having amblyopia (Lazy Eye). I think he had injured himself while in battle. (That's why he has an eyepatch.)
I may be wrong though, I am apt to forget information. Sweating a little... 
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Pumk33nP1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
ahhhkay
thank you!
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PrincessLuna2424 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Artist
Holy. Freaking. CRAP THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :excited: Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Bunny Emoji-01(Excited) [V1] *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) :tribblela: Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote Excite 
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Ninjabear77 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep doing what yo doing 
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Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Pfft, Eclipse is the ultimate tsun tsun mom, and Umbra really, REALLY reminds me of a werewolf more than a vampire(though I guess in some circles they are basically the same thing). And the fact that Umbra is kind and sweet and doofy just makes me love him more. You just introduced this guy and I already want to steal him away as my new pony husbando.X3
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Meddled13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student General Artist
I just want it to be known I'm very glad I'm not the only one who has to adjust colors to shade
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dragami Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
aaah gosh i lose ur shading so much <3
and jsyk the thumbnail to primrose isn't there anymore ^^;
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:iconcrimsonfirenightress:
Noct is still the most attractive
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Snow-Brush Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nocturnus actually seems like a male version of OhHoneyBee's character cloudy night
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pockeydocterchu Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure they have no purposeful correlation. Sometimes some characters looking alike happens by accident.
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Snow-Brush Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but still
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basarakami Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're all beautiful, goodness gracious.
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LunarMoonlightDemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much! Bat ponies are great :)
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DrunkEIF Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cool guys
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MorcegoCinzento Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck yeah! Bat ponies for the win, motherfucker! 
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