Long ago in the magical land of Eque... hold on, let's start over. Long ago in the magical land of Terra Steed lived Daybreak, the godess mare, all was well in the land until one day an accident led to the first ever deaths in Terra Steed and the very first orphan, Nightfall. Daybreak adopted Nightfall and raised her as a daughter, she didn't know how exactly to do that however so she created the Dream World of Nod so Nightfall could experiment with making friends there. This turned out to be a bad idea however as the personality changes caused by moving from one world to the other cause the ponies of Terra Steed to bully Nightfall in Nod until she finally snaps, becomes Nightfall Nod, conquers Terra Steed and banishes her mother to Nod. Now Daybreak has to ask the Nod versions of ponies from Terra Steed for help in order to Save Both Worlds.
The Homepage and Trailer can be found here.
Tropes that show up in Midnight Mares include:
- Airborne Mooks: Nightfall Nod has pegasus mooks◊ on Terra Steed, it's notable because unlike the show it's based on the characters here are mostly ordinary ponies.
- Alternate Self: Everyone on Terra Steed has a counterpart on Nod, Dogwood has Drama, Blameless has Bandit etc.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Ponies have two sets of memories for each world, crossing over brings the repressed parts of their personality to the surface and alters their memories accordingly.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Nightfall Nod ends up taking over Terra Steed as an Evil Overlord.
- Bizarro World: Terra Steed and Nod are this to each other, ponies become their Shadow Archetype when they cross over from one to the other.
- Bullying a Dragon: The proverbial straw that broke the camels back and made Nightfall want to become a supervillain
- Nightfall Nod:I get to be the bully now.
- Cameo: One of the trailers has Fluffle Puff show up and do the "Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows" dance.
- Dream World: Nod used to be this to Terra Steed, thanks to Nightfall Nod though both worlds are effectively this to each other.
- Evil Cripple: Tick Tock Trotter is a Mad Scientist with a mechanical leg.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Nightfall Nod dresses up as a teen goth and is a God of Evil.
- Mad Scientist: One of Nightfall Nods minions, Tick Tock Trotter, is a Mad Scientist pony with an artificial foreleg, goggles and a Steampunk tophat.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Played with, Nightfall nod is a goth teen so her outfit is more "haloween costume" than "Evil Overlord Scary Impractical Armor".
- Two-Faced: Dogwood's legally distinct cutie mark equivalent is an assymetrical design with a living tree branch on one side and a rotten one on the other, apparently she's an optimist in one world and a pessimist in the other.