So some of you may remember New Moon, an AU version of Bright from awhile back. Well, I decided to bring him back and rewrite him. I'm also including some background information here about him. Tell me what you guys think!
Name: New Moon (formerly Bright Sight)
Personality: New Moon, at first, can seem a bit distant, stoic, or indifferent. He's introverted, yet he sometimes craves attention, which is made difficult considering his condition. He's very short-tempered and is easily angered. He never tolerates when others try to mess with him, even if it's for a small joke. He's also very cocky when it comes to magical skill, and for good reason, since he is quite proficient in combative magic.
History: New Moon was born as Bright Sight, yet his mother, Nova Sight, passed away shortly after giving birth to him. Without sensing a comforting motherly presence, Bright cried and his horn expelled a sudden burst of magic that ricocheted around the hospital room before bouncing back to him, cursing himself with a perception spell, magic with the effect of making Bright nearly unnoticeable, invisible even. With the magic of a unicorn foal being so raw and unpredictable, the doctors were unable to cast a proper counterspell to reverse the self-inflicted spell.
Left with his heartbroken pegasus father, Comet Sight, Bright went home, raised with much difficulty, since Comet often loses track of where his son is because of his perception curse. It was a wonder that Comet didn't lose Bright too. And with the exhausting responsibility of bringing up a son alone, along with the foal's condition, slowly, but surely, Comet Sight grew to slightly resent Bright for the death of his loving wife, to the point where Comet stripped Bright of his given name, a name that Nova thought of herself. That name reminded him too much of Nova, causing him too much grief. Comet renamed his son with a more fitting name: New Moon, a phase of Luna's beautiful moon that is invisible to the observer. Because that is what the young unicorn was to the world: invisible, unseen, unnoticeable. That was when his cutie mark appeared: a new moon, obscured in its own dark grey hue.
Yet, despite being somewhat neglected by his father, New Moon grew older fairly content. He began to discover that other ponies look right through him, not batting an eye at him or even glancing his way. Still, the colt trudged on. Inspired by Comet, he studied astronomy in his spare time. Then, New discovered his advanced magical talent when he tried making a small star appear in his room, using a spell that he found in one of his books. Instead of a star, he created a whole galaxy cluster appear in his bedroom. New Moon enrolled himself to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, barely able to pass the entrance exam, not because of how hard the exam was, but because of how hard he tried to convince the examiners that he actually attended.
At the age of 11, New Moon moved away from his home of Coltifornia and from his father to Canterlot in order to study with a focus in Astromancy. Some difficulties that came with going to school included often being marked absent for class, being tripped or bumped into in hallways, and lastly, but most prominently, being bullied by the Canterlot Elite students. New grew more and more frustrated with his condition as he aged. Then, he reached his breaking point when one particular student wouldn't stop bullying or harassing him whenever he had an opportunity for the past 3 months. New became aggressive and, without thinking, he used offensive magic to strike a blow at the bully.
From there a fight broke out between the two unicorns, but it wasn't a typical schoolyard fight. It was a magic duel. Both students shot spells at each other in quick succession with hardly any signs of surrender from either side. Then, when a stray magic beam damaged a nearby support column, causing a chunk of rubble to fall off, the offending unicorn student used his magic to fling the rubble at New. New was struck on the left side of his head, damaging the tip of his ear. While he was dazed, the bully tackled New to the ground and shot him, point blank, with a powerful beam. Bright's right eye received the brunt of the force and was permanently blinded. Seemingly defeated, the bully got up, kicked New aside, and began to canter off, but New wasn't finished. No, he refused to be labeled anything less than an invisible, powerless weakling. Stumbling to his hooves, New stood up and caught the bully with his magic, surrounding him in a bubble and then, with mercy completely far from mind, New proceeded to eject oxygen from the bubble. The trapped unicorn banged on the walls of the bubble, desperate to breathe, and New stopped himself before he did something he'd regret. Letting the bully free, he drove in the message that he wouldn't take any bullshit from anypony anymore.
After that day, finding a sort of thrill from dueling another unicorn, New decided that he'd become a magic duelist. Continuing his studies, even beyond graduating, New trains himself further in magic proficiency to become a magic duel champion.
Likes: Studying magic, learning new spells, Istallion food, stargazing, Princess Luna, hot springs, hot chocolate.
Dislikes: Being harassed, losing duels, when ponies see right through him, his perception curse, spicy foods, cloudy nights.