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->''"If you’ve never seen her before, she looked like a fairly normal [[{{Crunkcore}} scene kid]] from 2015, which was ''f*cking terrifying'' in 1993."''
-->--'''[[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/03/the-best-and-worst-of-wwf-monday-night-raw-41293-look-to-la-luna/3/ Brandon Stroud]]''', "Look to La Luna"

'''Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon''', better known by her ring name '''Luna Vachon''' (1962-2010), was a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and manager originally from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Among her in-ring achievements, she was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-wm.html USWA Women's Champion]] and the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/jd/awf-wm.html AWF Women's Champion]]. She was inducted into the Wrestling/{{WSU}} Hall of Fame in 2011.

She began training at the age of 16 with her aunt Vivian and the Fabulous Moolah before beginning her career in earnest by 1985. Her first on-screen role was as a [[HotScoop TV reporter]] named '''Trudy Herd''', who was in Florida to interview FCW wrestler Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Sullivan instead brainwashed her into becoming "Luna", a {{cult}}ist in his "Army of Darkness", resulting in her [[MadnessMakeover bizarre makeover]] and trademark statico voice. Luna was teamed with the Lock (formerly Winona Littleheart), forming the Daughters of Darkness. When that team broke up, she knocked around the independent circuit as a manager, forming the aptly-named Black Harts, Apocalypse (alongside Wrestling/DavidHeath) and Destruction (w/ Tom Nash.) She made her [=PPV=] debut in the ''Street Fight Lingerie Battle Royal'' at the ''[[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]]'s [=SuperClash=] III''.

She made a surprise Wrestling/{{WWE}} debut at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} IX'', first spotted in Wrestling/ShawnMichaels' corner during his match with Wrestling/{{Tatanka}}. She would go on to feud with [[Wrestling/SherriMartel "Scary" Sherri Martel]] and [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blayze (Madusa)]] before leaving. In 1995, she made (another) surprise debut at the end of ''{{Wrestling/ECW}} Enter Sandman'', siding with Wrestling/TommyDreamer in his feud with Wrestling/{{Raven}}. They would team up against Raven and Wrestling/StevieRichards to unsuccessfully challenge for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-t.html ECW World Tag Team Titles]] at ''ECW Hardcore Heaven'' on July 1st, though Luna would defeat Richards in a cage match two weeks later at ''Heat Wave.'' In 1997, she resurfaced in WWE as the manager of [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} ("TAFKA") Goldust]] on ''Raw,'' which led indirectly to her famous feud with [[Wrestling/{{Sable}} Rena Mero (Sable)]] and The Headbangers.

Luna disappeared from television for a short while but, in 1998, she redebuted on ''Raw'' as "Princess Luna" of the Oddities. While the Oddities' face turn rewarded her with more political clout, she proved [[StupidEvil too nutty to remain neutral for long]] and made another play for Sable's title. Unfortunately life began to imitate art, and Luna was released for good in 2000 following a series of brawls with Mero backstage.

Sadly, she was found dead of a drug overdose after years of suffering with UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder on August 27, 2010.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Vachon The Other Wiki]].

!!! "Luna-Tic Tropes":
* AntiVillain: In her feud with Sable.
* ArchEnemy: Picked fights with Sensational Sherri when she first debuted, intending to dethrone her as the WWF's dominant woman. Sherri's first response was basically ''"Dear Luna, your first error is in thinking I GAF about you, even for a second. Because I don't, is what I'm saying. I can't count on you to get it without me spelling it out"'', before [[TalkToTheFist kicking her in the throat]]. They feuded for awhile before both left the Federation due to health concerns.
** She later feuded with [=Sable=], who she blamed for enforcing society's idea of what an ideal woman should look like.
** Madusa[=/=]Alundra Blayze, combining Memphis, WWE and WCW. Nope, no love lost between these two, either; Miceli had friends in high places (Wrestling/EddieGilbert, Wrestling/RickRude, and Wrestling/KevinNash) whereas Luna did not. There's an old interview with Luna in ''WWF magazine'', and within her tirade of insults towards "[[strike:[=MaDOUCHEa=]]]" Alundra, she even refers to her as a ring rat.
** Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} in Memphis
** Raven and Stevie Richards in ECW.
** Doink and Dink.
* AxCrazy: She really seemed to ''delight'' in watching the wrestlers she managed hurt people, even if they were people who would do no good for their careers to hurt or people whom Luna did not even know. But she especially loved it when they hurt her enemies.
* {{Badass}}: Along with Jacqueline, one of the first women who could believably hold her own against male wrestlers.
* [[BashBrothers Bash Brothers and Sisters]]: The Lock, the Black Harts, Tommy Dreamer, Bam Bam Bigelow, TAFKA Goldust
* BattleAxeNurse: Disguised herself as a nurse to trick Wrestling/BigVanVader for The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust
* BeautyContest: Kurrgan, dressed in a suit, sang the "Miss America" song for her on the June 8, 1998 ''Raw.''
* BitchAlert: Did this ''herself'', saying "The bitch is back!" when she made her return as [=Goldust=]'s new manager on the November 24, 1997 ''Raw.''
* BraidsOfAction: Upon her return to the WWF in 1997.
* BreakupBreakout: From the Daughters of Darkness.
* CheapHeat: Her challenging Sable to an Evening Gown Match at ''Backlash 1998'', and the subsequent match itself, got the fans ''very'' much on her side, if only for one night, for obvious reasons. Still, it's better than [=X-Pac Heat=], or no heat at all.
* ChewingTheScenery: Went very over-the-top in her promos.
* CircusOfFear
** The Oddities' original {{Heel}} carnival sideshow gimmick.
** The Jackyl {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d any similarities between the gimmick and the movie ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' (see below under VideoFullOfFilmClips) during the Golga-Thrasher match that marked its debut when he, on commentary, said, "These people are normal compared to people like you (Wrestling/MichaelCole) and Wrestling/JimRoss."
* CurbStompBattle: Two years later, Jessicka Havok was the one trashing people, but when she met Luna Vachon in 2007, she was hit with a [[ImprovisedWeapon refrigerator shelf]], {{force fe|eding}}d nachos, showered with beer and given a DDT onto concrete. Wrestling/JakeRoberts knocked out Wrestling/RickySteamboat with that last one. Luna, on the other hand, still had a finishing move to deliver...
* DarkActionGirl: Wrestling/JimCornette called her the devil in disguise, and she's beaten him in matches too... so that's not much of an achievement but still.
* DoNotCallMePaul: (Half)-jokingly, she became a wrestler for the sole purpose of kicking the asses of everyone who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ3zv4EtaZY made fun of her name.]]
-->"'Gertrude Vachon.' You Americans can't pronounce it anyway. It's Va-''[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Shon]]''."
* DownerEnding: Her suicide at the age of 48.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The role of "Trudy" was to appease her manager, The Fabulous Moolah, who thought she was too small to be a believable heel.
* FacialMarkings: Which looked like veins
* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable, sadly. (Sable had too much plastic surgery to where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody.)
* FemmeFatalons: When acting as a manager, she made sure to grow out her nails extra long. Weaponized against La Tigresa in their WWC matches.
* FreakyIsCool: In her first promo after her ECW debut, she said, "I've always been a misfit! I've never fit into your holes!"
* GimmickMatches: Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA member Vendetta Pro Wrestling gathers women wrestlers to compete in anything from a fatal four way up to a full on battle royal to honor her memory, with the winner being awarded the "Lunacy Cup".
* GorgeousGorgon: She certainly didn't look like most divas, but was hardly the ugly monster they made her out to be.
* GroinAttack: Defeated Stevie Richards in their cage match by making him submit to a testicular claw.
* GutturalGrowler: She always spoke like this.
* HighSchoolDance: [[Wrestling/DonCallis The Jackyl]] called her "The Prom Princess of the World Wrestling Federation" when she, Golga and the Wrestling/GiantSilva walked down to the ring for the Oddities' debut on the May 25 (taped May 19), 1998 ''Raw,'' adding how her "inner beauty" transcends the attributes of "a Sunny or a Sable."
* HumiliatingWager: She and [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] lost a hair versus hair match in Japan to Madusa and Wrestling/EddieGilbert.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: While she herself was not particularly small, it looked that way during her time as BamBamBigelow's valet, or "main squeeze".
* ICouldaBeenAContender: She returned at precisely the ''wrong'' time to the WWF--which was ironically the Wrestling/AttitudeEra--and was far too thin-skinned for pro wrestling in any case. Politically Luna was completely swamped by the other Divas and never held the women's title despite being screwed out of it 3 or 4 times, which tainted her career and left her with a great deal of bitterness. It's telling that her principal mourners were people like Sullivan, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Daniels]], {{Wrestling/Daffney|Unger}} and Foley. [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Brian Heffron]] called her the [[TeamMom "den mother"]] of the undercard.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Her main {{Finishing Move}}s, the Luna Bomb and the [[PunnyName Luna Eclipse]], were top rope splashes.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Hair down to her hips, but shaved off on the sides of her head.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Hit Sherri with a TV monitor on the April 12, 1993 ''Raw.''
* LiteralAssKicking: In her Great Lakes Championship Wrestling match against Tracy Brooks, she literally beat Tracy's ass, with a squeegee.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Taken UpToEleven. Watch any promo and then note that she was one of the most, if not, ''the'' most accessible and friendly WWF Divas, although she was never actually promoted as one, and very popular with fans at conventions and public appearances.
** According to Luna, her old sensei Moolah used to yell at her all the time about how she'd never make it in the business because she was ''too'' nice. FWIW, [=Vince McMahon=] [[ARealManIsAKiller doesn't see that as a positive]], either, but rather a sign that you're not hungry enough for WWE.
* MeaningfulName: She's crazy, and her name is ''LUNA''.
* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: She's a bandit from the wild untamed future, a place that was before and will be again, whatever that meant. A pity she never had screentime with Warrior.
* MostCommonSuperpower: At a time when this wasn't a particularly common trait with female wrestlers.
* NoIndoorVoice: Cocaine™ had the best ads ever back then.
* PartsUnknown
** "The Other Side of Darkness"
** Averted at ''Backlash 1998''. Because she was associated with Goldust at the time, she was announced for her Evening Gown Match with Sable from Hollywood, CA.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: To Bull Nakano, The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust and the Oddities, though she was more like a manager and in the former case, ''Bull Nakano'' was usually the perkier.
* PowerStable:
** The Army Of Darkness
** [[Wrestling/DonCallis The Oddities]]
** (in USA Pro): the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom
* RealSongThemeTune: in ECW:
** Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Enter Sandman"
** Lenny Kravitz' "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
* ReligiousBruiser: Became a born-again Christian and was baptized by none other than Wrestling/NikitaKoloff.
* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna
* SquashMatch: Flattened the debuting [[Characters/WWEAttitude "Gillberg"]] on the January 11, 1999 ''Raw'' in a brisk '''1:04.'''
* TagTeam: Satan's Sisters with Biker Chick Prime Time Amy Lee.
* TaintedVeins[=/=]TwoFaced: What her makeup is supposed to emulate.
* TropeCodifier: WWE do love their crazy female heels. Luna was undoubtedly the first of these to pop up in the company. Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron, Wrestling/MickieJames, Wrestling/AJLee and {{Wrestling/Paige}} have definitely felt her influence.
* UnstoppableRage: In her first promo after her ECW debut, she asked rhetorically if there was anything as compelling as rage and said, "Wake up Crow Man! My rage will be your horror show!"
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The Oddities' entrance video mixed footage of the team with clips from the 1932 horror classic ''[=Freaks=]'', even starting with the lines, "We wouldn't lie to you folks, we told you we had living breathing monstrosity."
* WrestlingFamily: The adopted daughter of Butcher Vachon and adopted niece of Mad Dog and Vivian Vachon.
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