I prefer Princess Celestia over Luna.
This is more like an unpopular opinions rather than a confession, but I’ve always loved Celestia a lot.
I think she’s a great princess and perfect fulfilling her role. She’s benevolent, fun, and cares a lot for her peopl- er, ponies.
I see the whole New Lunar Republic kind of silly because Celestia is doing such an amazing job as a ruler, can’t really see anyone else doing it better than her, but that’s just my opinion.
It makes me sad how much hate she gets, specially with the whole “hurr she sent Luna to the moon!”, she did that to protect Equestria, and it wasn’t even Luna, it was Nightmare Moon, and even so, she was very reluctant to do it, as stated in the pilot episode.
On a side note, NM wasn’t ON the moon, she was IN the moon, and wans’t concious during those 1000 years.
Another thing I don’t understand is why people say their prefer Luna because she at least “has a personality”. Newsflash, Celes does too, we just lack an episode centered around her to see it clearly but we’ve seen a lot of it already and you can’t deny it’s there.
And last thing; She’s not a tyrant, she’s not evil, I personally love the “Do you like bananas? To the moooon be-yecth!” jokes and the “Obey!” image macros, among others, but it’s not canon and people can’t use that as an excuse to hate her. Just take the scene with the Cakes for example, yes the one with the tea. That fake sip she did wasn’t to troll them, she saw how nervous they were by being on her presence and wanted to calm the atmosphere, show them it’s all okay and to chill n’ have fun. So she does have good intentions. She isn’t evil.
I could go on forever explaining every point but I don’t want to make it longer OTL :(
Don’t get me wrong, I love Luna a lot too, but Celestia is just so amazing in my opinion, I think all the hate she gets is uncalled for.
Sorry for the tl;dr.