To start off, I chose an Alicorn character because I like myself some poetic irony. What can I say? In my mind, I wanted a character, who from looks, was a powerful over-the-top marry-sue. Yet in reality, is one of the weaker fliers, who barley was able to pass the Cloudsdale flight test. And on top of that, was unable to cast advanced magics. Barley being able to blink teleport. However, levitation was a brease, because I like things that fly. Oh, and green thumb or even strong like the Earth Ponies? Forget it. He couldn't even grow a potato if his life depended on it.
Now, onto the next matter at hand, the Cuttie Mark stems from a place in a made up place in my head cannon. A floating island, lost in space. The only thing keeping them afloat is the magic of the land. Which is actually stored in an hourglass. Which is something he guards. Blah blah blah. Boring details.
The color is simple, I wanted him to blend in. Black in Ponyville may seem like an odd choice, but imagine a floating island. In space, that has no sun? The only light is that supplied through electricity. Besides, black compliments just about any color, so if he stays in the background, avoiding direct viewing, he won't stand out too much. And in painting, the color black is the combination of all colors. Which, is something that amazes me. So that was a plus too. I wanted a character that would blend in when mixed with big crowds but you wouldn't forget meeting one on one.
And last, but most certainly not least - his name. Nameless Pony. Quite orignal, but lacking any spunk. Names have always been a difficult thing for me. Which left me hopeless on the web. So, one thing led to another. I was listening to the song "A Horse With No Name," and it kinda just tagged along for the ride. As well, it helped that my friend were toying at the fact that I couldn't come up with a name and just started calling him Nameless.
I know not many people really care, but I thought it was worth getting out to the those who actually did care. It's not as funny as I remember it being at the time, but hey it's unique and not something you here everyday.