(Minor spoilers for the short story in the back of Stormbound)
(You might also be wondering why I posted this in ‘Misunderstood Villains’. Nightwing’s mother isn’t exactly a villain (or at least she isn’t shown to be one yet), but to me, it looks like she didn’t make any impact on her son or effort to make him good. So in my mind, she is a misunderstood villain until we understand her more)
So most of you probably know that Nightwing (or Nightflame) was the only known Black Foal with his mother to survive his birth. All of the other mares died along with their foals (except Star). You also may know that Nightwing has never mentioned his mother or said her name; he doesn’t even think about her in his short story in Stormbound. The only way we know about her is because Morningleaf mentioned her.
Did Nightwing hate his mother so much that he basically forced her out of his brain? Why didn’t she help her son overcome his hate, or did she...? Was his mother one of the reasons why Nightwing became bad? Did Nightwing kill his mother?
Nightwing is obviously guilty about Hollyblaze’s death and has nightmares about his guilt, but his mother is not shown in any of his memories. Why is this so? Did the legends lie about her surviving Nightwing’s birth?