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Newbiespud 9th Mar 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
There's also practical problems of having two diurnal and nocturnal populations coexisting peacefully in the same settlements without disturbing each other... Luna manages it by basically having a soundproof room to herself, seems like.

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Departure_DaveT 9th Mar 2019, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
One of Discords's more recent tricks?

An side effect of Celestia's early inexperience with moving the Moon?

A eugenics program by Night cultists to create servants for her inevitable return?

There are a whole bunch of ways it could shake out =)
Rastaba 9th Mar 2019, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
One, Discord was trapped before Luna’s transformation into Nightmare Moon, and trapped until he was broken free last session. Luna came back and the batponies made their first appearance before Discord was released. He might have made them real batponies on a whim but that is almost literal chaotic demigod handwaving.

Two, how exactly would that work? Seriously asking how exactly a mass long distance based telekinesis spell related to moving the mass of the moon across the night sky would actually create bat ponies? If you have an answer Beyond JUST ‘cause magic’, I will accept it. But evolution ain’t an acceptable excuse in this case without also blaming ‘cause magic’ speeding it up since Celestia would have really needed to mess up for a looong time for them to feel a need to make something like that any degree of permanent.

Three, no arguments. I could honestly see that happening though that might be a touch dark for pretty colorful Equestria and the lands beyond where friendship is still pretty darn magical. Beyond that though totally no faults with that explanation. Bring on the Night Cultists! They can be the next story arc villains! Like the Shadow Brok-I mean Elusive.
Anvildude 9th Mar 2019, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Eugenics, yeah, that's dark. But a breeding program doesn't have to be. It could be more like... an agressive Goth dating website, where the Night Cultists did their best to 'hook up' the right sorts of ponies.
Needling Haystacks 9th Mar 2019, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Not BECAUSE of the moon moving. Those batzards came from the moon.

...At least that's one possibility. Season 9 previews show that at least one comic arc is definitively non-canon so the ones with Nightmare Moon ruling a moon-kingdom could be too. 'Course it's irrelevant to the comic, but what are the Night Guard in the show anyway?
Akouma 9th Mar 2019, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Story time of convincing your DM to let you play something crazy? I've got a couple because I have a habit of doing this a lot on 5e.

My sister is running a game for our family to introduce then to the hobby, I come to her asking to be a Naga from the Amonkhet setting. It was a world based on Greek myth, so snake person wasn't SUPER out of place.

Another friend was running a game with an explicit ban on being human because they're boring. We get to the table as three Elves and me, an Aven. (Although to be fair, one of the other players is a half-Elf, half-Dragonborn that she custom made with the DM, so I actually don't win the weirdness award there.)

And then there's my new favorite, my Aetherborn paladin in my Sunday game. It's a game based on the Critical Role world, which doesn't have Aetherborn in it. But I talked with my DM and suggested that my Aetherborn was the first of their kind, directly created by the god of the fae on a lark because it's been a while since they created sapient life. My paladin is convinced they have some kind of grand purpose (they are, after all, a bespoke creation of the all-powerful Archeart), which means that the rest of the party also thinks there's some kind of grand mission they're getting wrapped up in. There is not. This is literally just the Chaotic Good deity getting bored and doing some good chaos.
Digo Dragon 9th Mar 2019, 7:01 AM edit delete