Animated Pony Stats
- Body Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Blue with translucent blue border
- Eye Colour: Teal
- Symbol: A crescent moon on purple background
Nightmare Moon is an evil entity that arose after Princess Luna was transformed by jealousy and bitterness. Luna had noticed that the ponies she and her sister, Princess Celestia, ruled over played all day but shunned the night. After transforming into Nightmare Moon, the evil mare attempted to bring about eternal night. However, Celestia used the Elements of Harmony to imprison Nightmare Moon into the moon. 1000 years later, Nightmare Moon would be released, and arrived in Ponyville to once again bring about eternal night. However, Nightmare Moon would be defeated once and for all when Twilight Sparkle and her friends collectively wielded the Elements of Harmony against her. The Elements purged the evil and reverted Luna to her true form.
Nightmare Moon was able to use both illusion and shape-shifting powers against her perceived enemies. Her attempt to bring about eternal night pays homage to Tirek's plan in the first My Little Pony Special. In the episode, "Luna Eclipsed", it is revealed that a holiday, Nightmare Night, revolves around Nightmare Moon, with young ponies wearing costumes and collecting candy, with the goal of offering them to a statue of Nightmare Moon to keep her from gobbling them up.
Year Three (2012)
Nightmare Moon was included in the first edition of the favorites collection as a Brushable Figure. Her mold is based on the one used for Princess Celestia, and has a glittery cutie mark. Other ponies in the set included:
Year Four (2013)
Talking Nightmare Moon
Nightmare Moon was released as a talking toy, similar to Princess Celestia and Princess Cadance. She said various phrases when you pressed a button near her cutie mark, and included a comb and four barrettes.
Elements of Harmony Friends
Nightmare Moon was included as a Blind Bag Figurine in the Elements of Harmony Friends Set, alongside Fluttershy, Rarity, Manny Roar, and Steven Magnet. Nightmare Moon's figurine is a recolor of the standard Alicorn Figurine used for Luna, Celestia, and Princess Cadance. Fluttershy uses a newer, more show accurate mold instead of the earlier repaints of Rainbow Dash.
RARITY shows generosity to the sea serpent, and FLUTTERSHY shows kindness to the manticore. These Elements of Harmony help defeat NIGHTMARE MOON!