Applejack : What were you thinkin'? I mean, stealin' their pearl?
Twilight Sparkle : [sighs] It was the only way to save Equestria.
Pinkie Pie : 'Cept it wasn't! The Queen was going to say yes! We did what you told us and that's what made her realize we were ponies worth saving!
[gasps in realization]
Pinkie Pie : Unless... You didn't really want us to show her the best time ever! You just wanted us to distract her!
[Spike, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash all gasp in shock]
Twilight Sparkle : I never would have DONE it, but this isn't Equestria! We can't just dance around with con artists, make rainbooms in the sky and expect everything to work out! It's not enough! We are not enough!
Pinkie Pie : No, Twilight! WE stuck together! WE were gonna get the help we needed! The only thing that stopped us... was YOU!
Twilight Sparkle : Well, I'm doing the best I can! It's all on me. I'M the one Tempest wants. I'M the last Princess!
Pinkie Pie : You're also the only one who doesn't trust her friends!
Twilight Sparkle : Well, maybe, I would've been better off without friends like you!
[Pinkie gasps and starts to tear up, hurt by Twilight's words. Twilight realizes she went too far]
Twilight Sparkle : Pinkie, I...
Pinkie Pie : [sniffles] I just can't talk to you right now.
[She and the other ponies walk away from Twilight and Spike, feeling betrayed and heartbroken]
- For this character's human counterpart, see Fluttershy (EG).
|Eyes|| Moderate cyan|
Brilliant amaranth (as a vampire fruit bat-pony)
|Mane|| Pale, light grayish rose|
Pale, light grayish rose with
pale, light grayish mulberry,
pale, light grayish opal, and
moderate opal streaks (Rainbow Power)
|Coat||Pale, light grayish gold|
|Nicknames||Klutzershy, Flutterguy, Stare Master, Mare Do Well, Shutterfly, Saddle Rager, Flutterbat, Flutterdash, Flutterbutter, Opposite Fluttershy, Impossibly Rich, Flutterbold, Fluttersis, Yellow Daisy, Fl (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony), Buttershy, Stuttershy|
|Relatives||Zephyr Breeze (younger brother)|
Mr. Shy (father)
Mrs. Shy (mother)
|Voice||Andrea Libman (English)|
Brittany Lauda (English, My Little Pony: Fluttershy's Famous Stare and My Little Pony: Power Ponies) 
Lin Peiling (Mandarin Chinese for Taiwan, seasons 1-4, Equestria Girls)
Chen Kaili (Mandarin Chinese for Taiwan, season 5 onwards)
Luo Yuting (Mandarin Chinese for mainland China)
Li Zhen (Mandarin Chinese for mainland China, My Little Pony The Movie)
Yu Yingzhi (Cantonese for Hong Kong)
Qian Huiling (Cantonese for Hong Kong, DVD version)
Šárka Vondrová (Czech)
Klára Jandová (Czech, demo version)
Katrine Iven Strømsted (Danish)
Lizemijn Libgott (Dutch)
Susa Saukko (Finnish)
Mylène Mackay (Canadian French, My Little Pony The Movie)
Elisabeth Guinand (European French)
Audrey D'Hulstere (European French, season 4)
Julia Stoepel (German)
Zselyke Szabó (Hungarian)
Nink Junie (Indonesian)
Sri Hastuti (Indonesian, The Movie)
Benedetta Ponticelli (Italian)
Emiri Katō (Japanese, seasons 1-2 and Equestria Girls)
Miku Ozaki (Japanese, season 3)
Lee Ji-young (Korean)
Yasmin Kaza (Malaysian)
Benedikte Kruse (Norwegian)
Sarah Berge (Norwegian, demo version of S1E3)
Małgorzata Szymańska (Polish)
Priscila Ferreira (Brazilian Portuguese, seasons 1, 3, Equestria Girls, and from Rainbow Rocks onward)
Kate Kelly (Brazilian Portuguese, season 4)
Bianca Alencar (Brazilian Portuguese, demo version of S1E3)
Ioana Dagău (Romanian, seasons 1-3)
Denisa Chis (Romanian, season 4)
Anca Iliese (Romanian, Equestria Girls)
Olga Golovanova (Russian)
Eliza Martirosova (Russian, The Movie)
Jelena Jovičić (Serbian, Minimax)
Aleksandra Tomić (Serbian, Mini Ultra)
Carmen Ambrós (European Spanish)
Maggie Vera (Latin American Spanish, TV version)
Mireya Mendoza (Latin American Spanish, S1E3 (demo version) and promos)
Lizette Pålsson (Swedish)
Natalya Romanko (Ukrainian, seasons 1-4, Equestria Girls, and Rainbow Rocks)
Yulia Perenchuk (Ukrainian, season 5 onwards)
Sibel Keskin (Turkish)
Blu Mankuma (English, S1E9)
Alvin Sanders (English, S4E14)
Gerald Paradies (German)
András Faragó (Hungarian)
Mario Scarabelli (Italian)
Katsuhisa Hōki (Japanese)
Shi Yeong-joon (Korean)
Simen Sand (Norwegian)
Adam Krylik (Polish, S1E9)
Mikołaj Klimek (Polish, S4E14)
Adrian Moraru (Romanian, S1E9)
Andrei Lupu (Romanian, S4E14)
Nikita Prozorovsky (Russian)
Marko Marković (Serbian, Minimax TV dub)
Sebastían Llapur (Latin American Spanish)
Joakim Jennefors (Swedish)
Yaroslav Chornenkyi (Ukrainian)
|Antonie Talacková (Czech, season 3)|
Roberta Bartůňková (Czech, season 4)
Nancy Philippot (European French, Find the Music in You reprise)
Bori Csuha (Hungarian, season 1 and films)
Zselyke Szabó (Hungarian, season 2 and S3E13)
Tímea Sági (Hungarian, S3E1-2)
Bernadett Vágó (Hungarian, season 4)
Marisa della Pasqua (Italian)
Vera Calacoci (Italian, Find A Pet Song)
Mônica Toniolo (Brazilian Portuguese, season 1 and Equestria Girls)
Vânia Canto (Brazilian Portuguese, season 2)
Andressa Andreatto (Brazilian Portuguese, season 3)
Alina Leonte (Romanian, S4E14)
Anastasia Lapina (Russian, seasons 1-4)
Maria Ivaschenko (Russian, season 5)
Polina Mingalevich (Russian, season 6)
Alena Svetlakova (Russian, season 7)
Anastasia Romanova (Russian, season 8 and Best Gift Ever)
Jelena Petrović (Serbian, Mini Ultra)
Anna Orra (European Spanish, season 2-3 and Equestria Girls)
Dámaris Aragón (European Spanish, season 4)
Marcus Mosley (English, S4E14)
Gábor Seder (Hungarian)
Jacek Kotlarski (Polish, S4E14)
Antônio Moreno (Brazilian Portuguese, S4E14)
Fluttershy is a female Pegasuspony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives in a small cottage near the Everfree Forest and takes care of animals, the most prominent of her charges being Angel the bunny. She represents the element of kindness.
Lauren Faust was inspired to create Fluttershy by her childhood toy G1 Earth pony Posey. Fluttershy's initial design, published online by Faust, refers to her as "Posey" as well. Her cutie mark, three pink and cyan butterflies, is similar to that of the G2 pony Sky Skimmer.
Fluttershy's name is shared by a previous generation Earth pony, who is a photography enthusiast. The guidebook The Art of Equestria reveals some of the other names Lauren Faust considered giving her, including "Summer Azure (Summer for short)", "Spring Blossoms", "Petalwing" and "Meadowbrook"; the last of these four is the same as that of a G3 Earth pony and—after Faust's departure from the show—was eventually given to Mage Meadowbrook, who shares Fluttershy's eye shape.
The Stare was based on something Lauren Faust's mother used to do.
Depiction in the series
The episodes The Cutie Mark Chronicles and Hurricane Fluttershy offer glimpses into Fluttershy's past. Like Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy hails from Cloudsdale. As a filly, she was a weak flier and was harassed by the same Pegasi who were jeering at Rainbow Dash in Sonic Rainboom, and they nicknamed her "Klutzershy". She was taller and ganglier than most other foals, similarly to Plaid Stripes, "Pearly Whites", "Thunderstruck", later filly Pear Butter, later filly Applejack, later filly Derpy, and Crystal Hoof, and had slightly larger wings. Rainbow Dash flew in to defend her and challenged the bullies to a race. When the race started, the participants accidentally knocked Fluttershy off the clouds, and she plummeted toward the ground, a place she had never been to or seen before. She was saved from a rough landing by an incoming large swarm of butterflies.
Upon seeing the animals and the greenery for the first time, Fluttershy becomes overwhelmed by the beauty of it all and starts singing. A few moments later, Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom startles the animals and scares them into hiding. Fluttershy earns her cutie mark after comforting the animals and realizing her ability to talk through to them, identifying her special connection with animals.
When Fluttershy is first introduced in the series, she barely manages to tell Twilight Sparkle her own name on account of her timidity, whispering so quietly that Twilight cannot hear her, and hiding her face behind her mane. However, she immediately becomes enthusiastic when she sees Spike, imploring the baby dragon to hold a conversation with her, which he ends up doing, and follows him and Twilight all the way to the library. Her shy nature contrasts with Rainbow Dash's abrasiveness, most notably in Dragonshy, and to a lesser extent in Sonic Rainboom. In season one, Fluttershy's inability to speak up often annoys Rainbow Dash, and Rainbow expresses her aggravation more than once. One instance is when Fluttershy cheers as loudly as she can for Rainbow Dash at the beginning of Sonic Rainboom, yet much to the latter's exasperation, can't manage more than a whisper. Season two shows them having grown closer to each other as friends despite their differences.
Fluttershy states in Dragonshy that dragons scare her, though she explains the exception of Spike on account of him not being grown-up. Because of this, she hesitates to continue forward when she and the others embark on an expedition to deal with a sleeping dragon in the aforementioned episode, relying heavily on her friends' encouragement. In the end, Fluttershy finds the courage to speak to the dragon when it begins harassing her friends, going so far as to raise her voice in anger and stand on its nose to look it in the eye as she lectures it. In Stare Master, she tames a wild cockatrice in a similar manner, becoming angry with it when it scares the Cutie Mark Crusaders; however, in this instance, the Stare is employed.
Gilda reduces Fluttershy to tears in Griffon the Brush Off when the griffon roars in her face. Afraid to be in the same room as Gilda during Pinkie Pie's party, Fluttershy attempts to voice her discomfort to Pinkie, who obliviously waves off her distress.
In Luna Eclipsed, Fluttershy sequesters herself at home in her cottage during Nightmare Night, and refuses to answer the door until she learns that her visitor is Twilight. Twilight then forcibly brings Fluttershy out to give Princess Luna a lesson in how to speak softly, with the Princess' "Royal Canterlot Voice" terrifying her.
In Dragon Quest, she again displays her fear of dragons. Fluttershy pointedly refuses to watch the Dragon Migration with her friends, despite Twilight's coaxing. It culminates in Fluttershy pushing past Rainbow Dash and jumping out the window, fleeing the scene before any of them could follow her.
In Hurricane Fluttershy, she tries to evade her responsibilities as a Pegasus to help create a tornado to move water to Cloudsdale from Ponyville's reservoir. After some insistence from Rainbow Dash, she reveals that she is afraid of humiliating herself by performing badly as a flyer in front of all the other Pegasi. She becomes even more discouraged after the anemometer (wing power gauging machine) gives her wing-power as only 0.5. Her animals' motivation causes her to engage in a period of training and exercise, but her second attempt only puts her at 2.3, further diminishing her hopes for improvement. In the end, Twilight convinces her to help when the other Pegasi's wingpower proves not to be enough to create the tornado. With a sudden burst of determination, she manages to surpass all the other Pegasi in flying speed, completing the 800 wingpower minimum to create the tornado and resulting in the water successfully reaching Cloudsdale.
In Castle Mane-ia, she displays fear at the possibility of running into star spiders. In the episode Maud Pie, she tells Maud about spiders that live in Ponyville, saying that "even though they may look a teeny bit scary, they're actually very sweet and help keep other, more dangerous insects away!"
From season five onward, however, Fluttershy shows considerably less hesitation and timidness when taking action in dangerous situations.
In The Big Mac Question
My Little Pony: 10 Best Pairings In The Entire Series
The show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic's primary focus is on friendship, as its name implies. The show follows the Mane 6: Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy. They're often accompanied by Twilight's dragon companion Spike and are later joined by Twilight's student Starlight Glimmer. Sometimes their adventures call on ponies and non-ponies alike to join them.
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While the main focus of the show is friendship, there are opportunities for romance for the Mane 6, as well as other characters in the show. Here is a look at the ten best pairings, platonic and romantic, ranked.
10 Bright Mac and Pear Butter
Bright Mac and Pear Butter are Big McIntosh, Applejack, and Apple Bloom's parents. They are prominently featured in one episode, "The Perfect Pear," which details how the two met and fell in love.
Because of the feuding of the Apple and Pear families, Bright Mac and Pear Butter had a Romeo and Juliet-type romance, though with a slightly happier ending. Pear Butter still had to choose between the two families, which is heartbreaking. From then on, they are shown in flashbacks and in a montage in the final musical number in "The Last Problem."
9 Carrot Cake and Cup Cake
Carrot Cake and Cup Cake, often referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Cake, are side characters who were married sometime before the beginning of the series. They run the Sugarcube Corner where Pinkie Pie also works and lives. They are more prominent than other side characters, as several plot lines involve the Mane 6 in need of the use of the bakery.
They were even more prominently featured in the episode "Baby Cakes" in which Mrs. Cake gave birth to the twins, Pumpkin Cake and Pound Cake. The episode also features Pinkie Pie foalsitting the twins and the chaos that ensues from watching a baby unicorn and a baby pegasus.
8 Big McIntosh and Sugar Belle
Sugar Belle was first introduced in the season seven episode "Hard to Say Anything" as Big Mac's love interest. Big Mac would make several deliveries in a week to a bakery in Starlight Glimmer's old village where Sugar Belle worked and lived. After admitting their feelings for each other that same episode, they became a couple.
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They proposed to each other in the season nine episode "The Big Mac Question" and were depicted as having a son in "The Last Problem" which shows Twilight and her friends' lives several years in the future.
7 Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops
Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops, who is sometimes known as Bon Bon, are side characters in the show and are rarely shown apart from each other. This aspect of their relationship was seen in the background since the beginning but became more prominent starting in the season five episode "Slice of Life."
It is revealed in the children's book Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E. that Sweetie Drops (Bon Bon) is a secret agent. In spite of Lyra being initially hurt by the secret, the two work things out and remain together. Like Big Mac and Sugar Belle, they propose to each other in "The Big Mac Question" and are depicted as married in the series finale, "The Last Problem."
6 Rainbow Dash and Applejack
Through most of the series, Rainbow Dash and Applejack are depicted as close friends, as all of the Mane 6 are. In "The Last Problem," there are hints that they became a couple in the years since Twilight was first crowned as ruler of Equestria.
Their romance is not confirmed, however, so it is possible that they just remained close friends when the rest of the Mane 6 became preoccupied with their own lives. Regardless of the status of their relationship, Applejack and Rainbow have had each others' backs throughout the series, relying on their respective honesty and loyalty to come through for each other.
5 Starlight Glimmer and Trixie
Starlight Glimmer and Trixie's pairing is strictly platonic. Both were outcasts in Ponyville, as they each had rough histories with the citizens. They first became friends in the season six episode "No Second Prances" in spite of Twilight's initial disapproval.
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They later save the princesses of Equestria and the Mane 6 from the changelings, with the help of Discord, and even teach the changelings that they do not have to feed off other ponies' love to survive. During their efforts to save the ponies, they declare each other their best friend.
4 Princess Cadance and Shining Armor
Princess Cadance was Twilight Sparkle's former babysitter. Not much else is known about her and her relationships with Twilight's family before the season two finale episodes depicting her marriage to Shining Armor, Twilight's brother.
The time just before their marriage was rough due to Queen Chrysalis impersonating Cadance and weakening Shining Armor in a plot to infiltrate Canterlot. Cadance and Shining Armor defeated her together. The two rule over the Crystal Empire together after the defeat of King Sombra and eventually have a foal of their own, named Flurry Heart.
3 Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich
Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's relationship was initially rough, with Pinkie feeling threatened by the presence of another party pony in Ponyville. After competing against each other, they were able to put aside their pride and plan a party together, ultimately parting ways as friends.
While Cheese Sandwich and Pinkie interact in the feature film and some of the chapter books, Cheese Sandwich does not make an appearance in the show until season nine in the episodes "The Last Laugh" and "The Last Problem," in the latter of which he and Pinkie are married and have a son, Li'l Cheese.
2 Fluttershy and Discord
Fluttershy was the first pony to see that Discord, the spirit of chaos and disharmony, had good in him. After she taught him that about himself, the two regularly met for tea. In spite of his changed ways, Discord would sometimes go back to his former chaotic self, but Fluttershy was always able to keep him grounded in the end. Discord in return is very protective of Fluttershy.
In "The Last Problem," Discord and Fluttershy's relationship is depicted as ambiguous much like Rainbow and Applejack's. The two at the very least remained close over the years, with the possibility of developing a romance.
1 Twilight Sparkle and Equestria
Not counting Equestria Girls, Twilight Sparkle does not have any romantic interests in the show. However, it becomes increasingly clear throughout the show, especially season nine, that Princess Celestia was grooming Twilight to ascend to the throne and rule over Equestria.
Even before Twilight's interest in making friends, it is clear that she deeply cares for the land of Equestria. These feelings grow each time she and the Mane 6 set out to protect it. Because of Twilight, ponies and non-ponies live in harmony in Equestria and she continually works to maintain harmony and ensure that friendship part of everyponies' lives.
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List of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic characters
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This is a list of characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, an animated television series based on the My Little Pony toyline created by American toy manufacturer and multimedia company Hasbro. The series features characters and settings developed by Lauren Faust, who sought to create more in-depth characters than the stereotypical "girly" icons used in previous iterations of the franchise. The series premiered on October 10, 2010, in the United States and concluded on October 12, 2019.
The characters have been generally well received by television critics and parental groups, and are cited as one of the reasons the series' older fans, called "bronies", became attracted to the show. Friendship is Magic characters appear in numerous spin-off franchise media, including a comic book series, a Gameloft My Little Pony video game, a children's book series, a theatrical film adaptation, and a spin-off film series titled My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, where several Friendship is Magic characters are re-envisioned as humans in a high school setting.
Creation and conception
Hasbro initially hired Faust to create a pitch bible for the show, allowing her to get additional help with conceptualization. Faust said she was "extremely skeptical" about taking the job at first because she had always found shows based on girls' toys to be boring and unrelatable. She was disappointed that what she thought of the toys at the time was nothing like the animated shows, in which the characters, according to her, "had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying". With the chance to work on My Little Pony, one of her favorite childhood toys, she hoped to prove that "cartoons for girls don't have to be a puddle of smooshy, cutesy-wootsy, goody-two-shoeness". To do this, she incorporated many elements into the show that subverted stereotypes of girls, such as diverse personalities, character flaws and personality disorders, the message that friends can be different and can get into arguments but still be friends, and the idea that girls should not be limited by what others say they can or can not do. Elements of the characters' personalities and the show's settings were based on her own childhood imagination of the ponies' adventures, in part inspired by the animated shows that her brothers would watch while growing up, such as Transformers and G.I. Joe. Faust still aimed for the characters to be "relatable" characters, using stereotypical "icons of girliness" to broaden the appeal of the characters for the young female audience.
The Mane Six
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic focuses on six core pony characters, identified as the "Mane Six", a group of friends who are brought together by the "Elements of Harmony", a set of six mystical jewels and an "unstoppable force of good" used to defend Equestria against powerful threats. A seventh main character, Spike, acts as a foil to the Mane Six in terms of personality.
Each pony character was designed to represent a different element and positive aspect of friendship—honesty (Applejack), kindness (Fluttershy), laughter (Pinkie Pie), generosity (Rarity), and loyalty (Rainbow Dash)—which come together to form the sixth element of "magic" (Twilight Sparkle).
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Main article: Twilight Sparkle
Twilight Sparkle is the central protagonist of the show. Her cutie mark, a six-pointed star, represents her talent for magic and her love for books and knowledge, and the five smaller stars indicates that her destiny is intertwined with her friends. Twilight is depicted in the first three seasons as a purple unicorn with a pink-streaked indigo mane, and as a alicorn after "Magical Mystery Cure". Twilight is the most intellectual member of the group who leads them during their adventures and helps resolve her friends' differences.
Twilight's most defining character trait is her humility. She is a natural-born leader, an intelligent and dutiful scholar, wise beyond her years, with an avid love of learning and scientific discoveries. Her skills in magic rival that of Star Swirl the Bearded, having already mastered various advanced spells before her ascension to alicornhood. She is also prone to suffer from nervous breakdowns when confronted with difficult problems or things beyond her understanding, though she gradually overcomes this habit in the final season.
Twilight begins the story as the protégée of Princess Celestia, who tasks her with studying the magical properties of friendship and reporting her findings. Twilight detests her assignment in the two-part series premiere, owing her reclusiveness to her obsession with books, but comes to form strong friendships with the rest of the group, which she realizes is key to harnessing the Elements of Harmony. She resides with her assistant Spike and pet owl Owlowiscious in Ponyville's Golden Oak Library, where she also serves as town librarian. At the end of season three, her apprenticeship to Princess Celestia ends when she finishes an old spell by creating new magic based on her studies of friendship, transforms into an alicorn, and becomes a princess. At the end of season four, she becomes the Princess of Friendship, with the responsibility to spread friendship across Equestria with her friends. In season eight, she runs her newly established School of Friendship to teach ponies and creatures from Equestria and beyond about the benefits of friendship with her friends serving as the teachers. In season nine, she prepares to become the new ruler of Equestria after Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's retirement. At the end of the show, she becomes the new ruler of Equestria and establishes the Council of Friendship to maintain her relationship with her friends over the years.
Twilight also appears as a main character in the first two films of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls spin-off franchise, in which she travels to the human world, befriends the human counterparts of her friends and reforms Sunset Shimmer, eventually becoming her teacher and advisor.
Spike is a purple baby dragon with green spines. Spike was orphaned as an egg and hatched by Twilight as part of her entrance exam for Celestia's academy. He was also raised among Twilight's family as her adopted younger brother. Spike fulfills the role of Twilight's "number one assistant" to which he is named so for his loyalty and skill at helping Twilight solve problems and learn lessons. He also has a crush on Rarity, an insatiable appetite for sparkly gems, and the ability to send letters via his fiery dragon breath. In "Molt Down", he gains a pair of wings after undergoing a developmental stage for dragons called the "molt". At the end of the show, he becomes Twilight's royal adviser. Spike acts as a foil to Twilight and her friends in terms of personality, size and shape which "provides plenty of opportunity for exploring this difference in storylines".
Faust envisioned the character as "the sensitive little boy who has a lot of sisters and just seems to get along better with girls". On Spike's role as a dragon outsider living among ponies, Meghan McCarthy says, "He's trying to figure out who he is. What beyond being Twilight's assistant is his role in this world? I think he really reflects how everybody feels at some point in their life".
Applejack is an orange earth pony with blonde hair. Her cutie mark, a trio of apples, represents her talent for agriculture and her love for her family. She is characterized as a "farm gal" who sports a cowboy hat and lasso and speaks with a Texan Southern accent. She works as an applefarmer at the Sweet Apple Acres orchard in Ponyville, using her strength to "buck" apples out of trees. She lives with her grandmother Granny Smith, her older brother Big McIntosh, her younger sister Apple Bloom, and her pet Border Collie Winona. Applejack's parents, Bright Mac and Pear Butter (voiced by Bill Newton and Felicia Day), first seen in "The Perfect Pear", are deceased. Applejack is honest, courageous, forthright and the most "down-to-earth" of the group, being a trustworthy friend who is optimistic and has good judgement. She is also "too eager to please" and has a stubborn persona, with several episodes focused on her interaction with the Flim-Flam Brothers who exploit her vulnerabilities, or focusing on her taking up a "herculean task".
Author Begin says that her apple-themed cutie mark "not only represents her name but also is a symbol of the down-home simplicity found in a classic and common fruit". When asked if Applejack and Rainbow Dash were romantically involved in the future setting of "The Last Problem", series supervisor Jim Miller replied "It's up to the individual viewer to decide what those two are to each other."
Rainbow Dash is a blue pegasus with a rainbow-colored mane and tail. Her cutie mark, a rainbow-colored lightning bolt with a cloud, represents her talent for speed and her obsession with adventure. Her goal at the beginning of the series is to join her "heroes", the elite Wonderbolts aerobatic team. She later joins the Wonderbolts as a trainee in "Wonderbolts Academy". She soon became a reservist in "Testing Testing 1, 2, 3", and then a full-time member in "Newbie Dash". She helps other pegasi manage the weather around Ponyville and spends her time practicing flight maneuvers such as the "Sonic Rainboom", a rainbow-colored sonic boom, which was shown in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" that Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom as a filly caused a chain of events that produced the groups' cutie marks. She lives with a propeller-fitted pet tortoise named Tank in a floating condominium of clouds called the Cloudominium, which is sparingly seen in the show because she "doesn't sit still for very long", according to director Jim Miller.
Faust struggled to find a suitable aspect for Rainbow Dash's Element of Harmony, seeing the character as "self-absorbed and rather irresponsible". She eventually settled on the Element of Loyalty because it "brought out [Rainbow Dash's] positive traits". When asked if Applejack and Rainbow Dash were romantically involved in the future setting of "The Last Problem", series supervisor Jim Miller replied "It's up to the individual viewer to decide what those two are to each other."
Pinkie Pie (full name Pinkamena Diane Pie) is a pink earth pony with a dark-pink balloon-like mane and tail. Her cutie mark, a trio of balloons, represents her talent for spreading hope and joy, and her desire to entertain her friends. She is a party planner at Sugarcube Corner, a bakery and confectionery store that resembles a gingerbread house, and owns a toothless pet alligator named Gummy. A comic relief character who was raised on a "dreary rock farm", Pinkie is defined as a "hard worker" motivated in seeing people she loves smile and relieving them of stress, by randomly throwing parties and acting as outlandish as possible; but has a lack of confidence and a fear of being rejected by others. Pinkie is a source of much of the series' humor, and several of the show's "wacky gags" are kept exclusive to her (running gags include breaking the fourth wall and "appearing suddenly in unexpected places", as well as an ability to predict future events through various body reactions, which she calls the "Pinkie Sense"). While Pinkie appears to be the naive party animal of the group, she also displays admirable skill in science and engineering. In "Swarm of the Century", she devised a technical solution to Ponyville's infestation problems in a scenario where magic had failed, and built a flying machine to keep up with Rainbow Dash in the episode "Griffon the Brush Off".
In early episodes, Faust worked to depict Pinkie as a "free spirit" to address concerns of the character being seen as too "hyper" and "ditzy". As the creative team grew more comfortable with Pinkie's character and humor, she became "really over-the-top strange and bordering on crazy, with a wacky cartoonish magic all her own". Throughout the show, depending on the episode or scene, Pinkie's friends alternate between disliking and enjoying her company, both ignoring her when she tries to speak to them but doing things with her such as pulling pranks or playing buckball. In the future setting of "The Last Problem", Pinkie is shown to be married to Cheese Sandwich with a child named Li'l Cheese.
Rarity is a white unicorn with a curled violet mane and tail. Her cutie mark, a trio of diamonds, represents her talent for prospecting gemstones and her love of art and beauty. She is a ladylike fashionista and businessperson who speaks with a Mid-Atlantic accent and runs a franchise of brand nameflagship stores throughout Equestria; she operates out of an haute couture salon in Ponyville called Carousel Boutique. Despite her arrogant and melodramatic tendencies, she has a generous spirit and strives to create dresses that capture their wearers' inner beauty. She owns a pet Persian cat named Opalescence who is commonly nicknamed Opal, and has a younger sister named Sweetie Belle.
Faust's original idea for Rarity's Element of Harmony was "inspiration", but it was changed to "generosity" after the production team deemed the former "too much of a thinker, especially for kids". Faust was pleased with the change, saying it "really helped pull [Rarity] away from the stereotypical, unlikable debutante". She cites Audrey Hepburn as her biggest influence for Rarity, and also says that Tabitha St. Germain's histrionic performance "added a humor to Rarity that was unexpected and wonderful".
Fluttershy is a yellow pegasus with pink hair. Her cutie mark, a trio of butterflies, represents her talent as an animal caretaker and her love for nature. True to her name, she is defined by her "shy sweetness; soft, whispery voice; and tender, nurturing nature", as described by author Begin. She possesses a unique affinity for animals that allows her to communicate with them. She lives in a secluded meadow cottage in Ponyville where she cares for forest creatures such as her "conniving and willful" pet rabbit Angel Bunny. In many episodes, Fluttershy exhibits a tough personality that emerges whenever a friend or animal is harmed, in contrast to her normally timid and mild-mannered self. Her most prominent ability, "the Stare", causes any creature that meets her gaze to become "powerless and moved to meekness" while it's in effect.
Faust enjoyed writing for Fluttershy the most out of the show's characters due to her "relatable" struggles with fear, which Faust says brings potential "not just for great storytelling but [also for] great filmmaking". When asked if Fluttershy and Discord were romantically involved in the future setting of "The Last Problem", Jim Miller replied that it was "open to interpretation."
The Royal Family
The Royal Family are the highest-ranking ponies in the Equestrian nation. The novel Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell establishes that the Alicorn Princesses are "a special breed of pony able to harness the magical powers of the Unicorns, the flight abilities of the Pegasi, and the strength of a good, true heart of an Earth Pony". Faust states that Celestia "embodies the traits of all three [kinds of ponies]".
Princess Celestia is the benevolent alicorn ruler of Equestria and Twilight's former mentor. Celestia has ruled Equestria for over a thousand years, and she uses her magic to raise the sun, while her younger sister Luna uses her magic to raise the moon to ensure a night and day cycle. She is perhaps the most beloved creature in the world, being a staunch proponent for international peace, kindness and cooperation. Very little of her past before Celestia's victory over Discord is known, except that she and Luna discovered the Elements of Harmony. With these artifacts and their bearers, Princess Celestia has secured millennia-long, relative peace for a nation. Her status as an alicorn is seen as a symbol of harmony between earth ponies, pegasi and unicorns. She guided Twilight since she was a filly, leading to her eventual destiny as a princess of Equestria. Celestia still remains a close friend and ally to Twilight after she became an alicorn and a princess. During season nine, Celestia and Luna start preparing to retire from ruling Equestria and for Twilight to take their place. At the end of the show, after Twilight was crowned the new ruler of Equestria, Celestia and Luna retired to Silver Shoals.
Faust's original concept for Celestia was a queen rather than a princess, but she was changed into a princess because Hasbro thought that "girls assume that Queens are evil [...] and Princesses are good", and that "the perceived youth of a Princess is preferable to consumers".
Princess Luna is Princess Celestia's younger sister who serves as co-ruler of Equestria and uses her magic to raise the moon and safeguard her subjects' dreams during nighttime. A thousand years ago, Luna became bitter of everypony playing in the day, while they sleep through the night and ignore her. Luna's bitterness transformed herself into Nightmare Moon and she attempted to create eternal night all over Equestria. Celestia reluctantly used the Elements of Harmony to banish her to the moon, and took responsibility for raising both the sun and the moon and maintaining harmony in Equestria. Nightmare Moon first appears in season one's two-part premiere "Friendship Is Magic" when she escapes from the moon and attempts to carry out her plan. Twilight and her friends use the Elements of Harmony to defeat Nightmare Moon and turn her back into Luna, who reconciles with her sister and resumes her royal duties. During season nine, Luna and Celestia start preparing to retire from ruling Equestria and for Twilight to take their place. At the end of the show, after Twilight was crowned the new ruler of Equestria, Luna and Celestia retired to Silver Shoals.
Several episodes depict Luna's "difficulty living in her older sister's shadow", such as adapting to modern Equestrian customs and repairing her public image.
Shining Armor, Princess Cadance and Flurry Heart
Shining Armor is Twilight's older brother and the former captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard, and Princess Cadance (full name Princess Mi Amore Cadenza) is Shining Armor's alicorn wife and Twilight's sister-in-law and childhood "foal-sitter". Twilight has a close relationship with Shining Armor, even nicknames him her "Big Brother Best Friend Forever" (B.B.B.F.F.), and with Cadance, because she was the best foal-sitter she ever had. They first appeared in season two's two-part finale, "A Canterlot Wedding", when they were getting married. Later in season three, they became the new rulers of the Crystal Empire, with the responsibility to spread hope and love across Equestria. In season six, Cadance gives birth to their baby alicorn daughter, Flurry Heart. Princess Celestia and Princess Luna both stated that "the birth of an alicorn is something Equestria has never seen", and that it was "even beyond their understanding". Cadance does not know who her real parents were, she was found as an foal by two elderly earth ponies and they raised her until Princess Celestia adopted her as her unofficial niece after gaining her cutie mark.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are a club which consists of Apple Bloom, Applejack and Big McIntosh's younger sister, Sweetie Belle, Rarity's younger sister, and Scootaloo, a pegasus filly who suffers from an inability to fly and idolizes Rainbow Dash. After the fillies befriended each other and formed the club in "Call of the Cutie", they went on adventures while trying to discover their special talents and earn their cutie marks. Later in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", they finally earned their cutie marks, with their talents to help other ponies discover their talents. In "Marks for Effort", they became tutors for the School of Friendship.
- Apple Bloom (voiced by Michelle Creber) – Applejack and Big McIntosh's sassy younger sister who formulates and spearheads most of the Cutie Mark Crusaders' "missions".
- Sweetie Belle (voiced by Claire Corlett, singing voice for seasons 1-3 by Michelle Creber) – Rarity's kindhearted and innocent younger sister who has "a blossoming talent for singing", and strives to become a fashion designer and gain Rarity's approval.
- Scootaloo (voiced by Madeleine Peters) – A pegasus filly who suffers from an inability to fly, and instead uses her wings to propel her specially fashioned scooter. She idolizes Rainbow Dash as an older sister figure, as well as the president of the "Wonderbolt Dash" fanclub, and often tries to imitate Rainbow Dash's attitude and athletic skill; Rainbow Dash loves and mentors Scootaloo, calling her the "most awesome kid sister ever". Scootaloo lives with her Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty (voiced by Jackie Blackmore and Saffron Henderson) while her parents, Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood (voiced by Bill Newton and Emily Tennant) are world-traveling adventurers who study exotic plants and creatures for the advancement of science and medicine.
In addition to the main trio, there are others who are accepted into the Cutie Mark Crusaders across the series:
- Babs Seed (voiced by Brynna Drummond) – A "tough-talkin' Apple cousin from Manehattan", debuting in "One Bad Apple". She was created as a "blank flank" bully of the Cutie Mark Crusaders "whose behavior was the result of an insecurity that the Crusaders could relate to and ultimately help her overcome". She joins the Crusaders and forms her own branch of the club in Manehattan because, according to McCarthy, "We've got our three Crusaders in Ponyville and didn't want to add a permanent fourth". Babs earns her cutie mark as a hairstylist in "Bloom & Gloom".
- Gabby (voiced by Erin Mathews) – A friendly and enthusiastic female griffon. Introduced as a social outcast from the griffon city of Griffonstone, she joins the Crusaders at the end of her debut in "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks", following her failed attempts to obtain her own cutie mark. She returns in "Dragon Dropped", when she is shown to have become pen-pals with Spike.
Friends and allies
Discord is a draconequus (a dragon-like creature with body parts from different animals) and the spirit of chaos and disharmony. A thousand years ago, Discord once ruled Equestria in a state of unrest and unhappiness, until Princess Celestia and Princess Luna used the Elements of Harmony to turn him into stone. He first appears in season two's two-part premiere, "The Return of Harmony", when he breaks free of his stone imprisonment and sets out to spread chaos all across Equestria, until Twilight and her friends used the Elements to turn him back into stone. In "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Discord is released once again from his stone imprisonment by Twilight and her friends under Celestia's orders to reform him, which succeeds after Fluttershy befriends him. Following this, he appears in subsequent episodes as a reluctant ally of Twilight and her friends, occasionally still causing mischief while struggling to become a better friend to them. When asked if Fluttershy and Discord were romantically involved in the future setting of "The Last Problem", Jim Miller replied that it was "open to interpretation".
Faust based Discord's character on Q, an omnipotent trickster played by John de Lancie in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The production team considered casting a soundalike of de Lancie to voice the character, and were surprised to learn that de Lancie himself was available. The creative team developed Discord as "the one character who could break all of the rules of the show", by making him put more modernized or contemporary pop culture references than usual in the series' "fantasy storybook" setting. He was not intended to have a recurring role; according to McCarthy, "'reforming' him allows us to tell new stories with his character. He gets to be the not-always-reliable ally instead of the known enemy". Author Begin commented on the "chaotic" settings that accompany the character, such as his home dimension called Chaosville, likening them to "dream-inspired Salvador Dalí paintings".
Big McIntosh (commonly called Big Mac) is Applejack and Apple Bloom's older brother. He does not talk very much, and often speaks by saying "eeyup" and "nope". Starting in "Hard to Say Anything", he starts a romantic relationship with Sugar Belle, and they soon get married in "The Big Mac Question".
Granny Smith is Applejack, Apple Bloom, and Big McIntosh's paternal grandmother. She is depicted as a "wise matriarch" who has sharp wit and a "fuzzy" memory, and stated to be one of Ponyville's first settlers.
Starlight Glimmer is a unicorn with a strong talent for magic and a former villain. She first appears in season five's two-part premiere, "The Cutie Map", when she was the founder and leader of a village where she wishes to build a "perfectly equal society" by magically removing other ponies' cutie marks because she believes differences cause disharmony between friends, until Twilight and her friends came to her village and exposed her ruse. She returns in the season's two-part finale, "The Cutie Re-Mark", to get revenge on Twilight by time traveling back to the past and stopping Rainbow Dash from performing her first Sonic Rainboom in order to prevent Twilight and her friends from coming together. Twilight and Spike follow after her, but they repeatedly fail to stop her from altering the past, which creates numerous alternate versions of Equestria falling into ruin. When they brought her to a future in order to show her the consequences of her actions, Starlight refuses to accept the truth and shows them her own childhood, revealing that she lost touch with her friend Sunburst after he earned his cutie mark and left to study magic in Canterlot, which lead her to believe that cutie marks ruin friendships. However, Twilight convinces Starlight to change her ways and make new friends, and even takes her on as her student. In season six, Starlight starts learning the ways of friendship as Twilight's student, until she graduates in season seven, after defeating Queen Chrysalis and bringing harmony to the Changeling Kingdom. In season eight, she becomes the School of Friendship's guidance counselor to help the students with their problems. Later in "A Horse Shoe-In", she becomes the school's new headmare as Twilight was leaving to rule Equestria.
According to Miller, Starlight's design was chosen to parallel her role as a "proto-Twilight character". Her original name during production was "Aurora Glimmer", which was changed due to the Walt Disney Company's trademark of the name "Aurora".
The Young Six
The "Young Six" are six adolescent creatures who attend as students at the School of Friendship run by Twilight and her friends. They consist of:
- Smolder (voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent) – A cocky and competitive dragon. She was initially resistant to the idea of friendship, until she gets to know her new friends, and gotten to secretly like cute things, like dresses, makeup, and tea parties. In "Sweet and Smoky", she is revealed to be Garble's younger sister.
- Ocellus (voiced by Devyn Dalton) – A shy and studious changeling who has the ability to change her appearance into that of other creatures, much like the other changelings.
- Silverstream (voiced by Lauren Jackson) – Queen Novo's hyperactive niece who can alternate between the forms of a hippogriff and a seapony. She is similar to her cousin, Princess Skystar, in terms of personality, and has shown interest over the littlest things like stairs and indoor plumbing.
- Yona (voiced by Katrina Salisbury) – A friendly and clumsy yak. Yona is shown to be excitable, but she has her own vulnerabilities, including always referring to herself in third-person. Being a yak, Yona is one of the strongest members of the Young Six, often using her strength to help out. In the show's final episode, an older Yona is seen running Carousel Boutique alongside Sandbar.
- Gallus (voiced by Gavin Langelo) – A sarcastic griffon. Initially unfriendly toward others, Gallus becomes more friendly and warm, while maintaining his sarcastic personality. He is revealed to be claustrophobic, and is actually an orphan.
- Sandbar (voiced by Vincent Tong) – A laid-back earth pony. He usually serves as "straight man" to counterbalance his friends' more eccentric personalities.
Other characters by region
Most recurring characters established within the fictional universe of the television show are expanded and more prominent in the comics, presented with complex, multi-issue story arcs. The comics provide stories based on the established fictional universe of the television show; the comic faithfully follows the show canon, but the show doesn't technically follow comic canon. Though the comic, like the show, is aimed at young children, the writers and artists have consistently taken creative risks, including expanding Sombra's backstory, introducing Scootaloo's aunts as a married LGBT couple, and more.
Equestrian characters by region
Main article: Equestria
Federal government characters
- Chancellor Neighsay (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) – The unicorn head of the Equestria Education Association (EEA) that strictly regulates the schools and colleges within Equestria. Neighsay is strict and conservative, preferring to do things by the EEA guidelines. He is also very prejudiced against anyone who is not a pony, openly referring to non-ponies as "creatures" or "savages" in a dismissive manner. He has a fascist and speciesist world view, is critical of Twilight's reformist agenda to expand higher education outside of Equestria's borders, and has denied accreditation in light of Twilight and her friends' questionable qualifications for the teaching profession. In particular, he openly disapproves Twilight's School of Friendship unsegregated inclusiveness of non-pony creatures, which he considers a foolish act that threatens Equestria's national security. It is not until the events of season eight's two-part finale "School Raze" after being rescued by the Young Six that he begins to change his mind about non-pony creatures.
Ponyville is the primary setting of the television series and home of the show's main characters. The town's unique locales were designed to reflect their characters, while the overall style of the town was largely influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch design, steampunk artwork, and European and Bavarian folklore. The town also incorporates pony design elements such as horseshoes, hay bales, and troughs.
- Mayor Mare (voiced by Cathy Weseluck) – The earth pony mayor of Ponyville.
- Cake family – Mr. Carrot Cake and Mrs. Cup Cake (voiced by Brian Drummond and Tabitha St. Germain) are the earth pony owners of Sugarcube Corner and Pinkie Pie's employers. They perform catering services around Ponyville, specialising in baked goods and sweets. In "Baby Cakes", Mrs. Cake gives birth to their twin baby son and daughter, Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake (voiced by St. Germain and Andrea Libman), who were each born a pegasus and a unicorn.
- Cheerilee (voiced by Nicole Oliver) – The earth pony teacher at the Ponyville Schoolhouse.
- Snips and Snails (voiced by Lee Tockar and Richard Ian Cox) – Two dimwitted unicorn colts who create mischief in Ponyville. The short and pudgy Snips is "known for his enthusiasm" while the taller Snails is "slightly more relaxed".
- Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon (voiced by Chantal Strand and Shannon Chan-Kent) – Two wealthy, snobbish earth pony fillies who tease the Cutie Mark Crusaders for not having their cutie marks, calling them "blank flanks". It is shown in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" that Diamond Tiara's behavior stems from her stress about meeting the expectations of her parents Filthy Rich and Spoiled Rich (voiced by Brian Drummond and Strand). By the end of the episode, she and Silver Spoon make peace with the Crusaders.
- Pipsqueak (voiced by William Lawrenson in "Luna Eclipsed" and Graham Verchere in all other appearances) – A pinto earth pony colt who hails from Trottingham, a location outside of Ponyville. He speaks with a Cockney accent in most of his appearances.
- Cranky Doodle and Matilda (voiced by Richard Newman and Brenda Crichlow) – Cranky Doodle Donkey is a donkey and "crotchety old grouch" who rejects Pinkie Pie's friendship until she reunites him with his long-lost "special friend" Matilda, a female donkey. They got married in "Slice of Life".
- Bulk Biceps (voiced by Jayson Thiessen/Michael Dobson) – A muscular pegasus stallion with small wings. His design was partially based on John Kricfalusi's animation style. He first appears as a nameless gag character in "Hurricane Fluttershy", where his shouts of "Yeah!" are recorded by Thiessen. Dobson performs the character in full speaking appearances starting with "Rainbow Falls".
- Trixie (voiced by Kathleen Barr) – A unicorn magician and braggart who exaggerates her magical abilities, calling herself "The Great and Powerful Trixie". She makes appearances in the show and various spin-offs, beginning as a rival to Twilight in "Boast Busters", but becoming more apologetic after seeing the error of her vengefulness in "Magic Duel". She makes recurring appearances starting from "No Second Prances", when she befriends Starlight. Later in "A Horse Shoe-In", she becomes the School of Friendship's new guidance counselor.
Canterlot is the mountainside capital of Equestria, named after the castle Camelot of Arthurian legend. The city is home to the country's upper-class elite, including Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, who reside in the local castle. Canterlot was designed to give the sense of its residents' royalty and nobility.
- Prince Blueblood (voiced by Vincent Tong) – A unicorn who is Princess Celestia's distant nephew and an object of Rarity's affection until he proves to be "quite vain" and "a pompous fool".
- Hoity Toity (voiced by Trevor Devall) – An earth pony "fashion guru" who gives make-or-break critiques to designers.
- Photo Finish (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) – A famed earth pony fashion photographer who speaks with an Austrian accent.
- Sapphire Shores (voiced by Rena Anakwe) – An earth pony singer known as the "Pony of Pop", based on the "G3" toy of the same name.
- Fancy Pants (voiced by Trevor Devall) – A good-natured unicorn socialite with the highest position in elite Canterlot society, often appearing with a readily agreeable entourage.
- Sassy Saddles (voiced by Kelly Sheridan) – A unicorn who is the manager of "Canterlot Carousel", Rarity's boutique in Canterlot that opens in "Canterlot Boutique". Her design was inspired by Emily Blunt's character Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada.
- Songbird Serenade (voiced by Sia) – A pegasus pop star and celebrity who appears as the headlining act for Canterlot's Friendship Festival in My Little Pony: The Movie.
Cloudsdale is the home and birthplace of several pegasus characters such as Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. It is depicted as a floating city of clouds where pegasi produce Equestria's clouds, weather and rainbows inside a specialized "weather factory". The city's design was influenced by Greek and Roman architecture, which author Begin states "harks back to the original Olympic Games, [...] a fitting reference for Rainbow Dash".
Las Pegasus characters
- Flim and Flam (voiced by Samuel Vincent and Scott McNeil) – Twin unicorn brothers and traveling "salesponies" who are proficient at "liberating the burdens of wealth" from their patrons and exploiting legal loopholes to avoid getting caught. They often use song and dance to manipulate ponies into either purchasing their usually faulty products or patronizing questionable "get-rich-quick" venture schemes, until they get foiled by Applejack. Later, they started running a resort in Las Pegasus.
Writer M.A. Larson said he "particularly enjoyed" writing for Flim and Flam, saying that "their energy and optimism infuses the actual writing".
- Coco Pommel (voiced by Cathy Weseluck) – An earth pony costume and fashion designer who works in Manehattan. She is introduced in "Rarity Takes Manehattan" as the assistant to Suri Polomare (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain), Rarity's chief rival in a fashion competition, and quits after observing Suri's unscrupulous tactics for winning. Rarity's generosity was a huge inspiration for Coco, who grew up being told: "It's everypony for themselves!". Coco designs costumes for plays over in Bridleway Theater District and is currently chief manager of Rarity's Manehattan branch of fashion stores, Rarity For You. Her name is a reference to fashion designer Coco Chanel; it was later changed to "Miss Pommel" for "legal reasons".
Crystal Empire characters
- Sunburst (voiced by Ian Hanlin) – A unicorn with a vast knowledge about magic and Starlight's childhood friend. After Sunburst earned his cutie mark and left to study magic in Canterlot, he lost touch with Starlight. Following the events of "The Crystalling", he is appointed as Flurry Heart's "crystaller" and magic advisor and rekindles his friendship with Starlight. Later in “A Horse Shoe-In”, Starlight hires him as vice-headstallion for the School of Friendship.
- King Sombra (voiced by Jim Miller in season three; Alvin Sanders in season nine) – The former tyrannical unicorn ruler of the Crystal Empire. A thousand years ago, Sombra took over the city and enslaved the Crystal Ponies, until Princess Celestia and Princess Luna banished him to the Frozen North. Just before he banished, Sombra placed a curse upon the Crystal Empire that made it "vanish into thin air". He first appears in season three's two-part premiere, "The Crystal Empire", when he returns along with the city, but his efforts to reclaim it are thwarted when the magical Crystal Heart that protects the city obliterates him. Sombra returns in season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", after being resurrected by Grogar to join him in his plot to take over Equestria. He refuses to team up with him and the other villains in favor of conquering Equestria by himself. He destroys the Tree and the Elements of Harmony and takes over Ponyville and Canterlot, but is vanquished once again by Twilight and her friends.
Miller based his performance on the vocals of the Mastodon song "Crystal Skull".
Everfree Forest characters
- Zecora (voiced by Brenda Crichlow) – A zebra shaman and herbalist who always speaks in rhyme and lives in the Everfree Forest, a "mysterious" forest on the edge of Ponyville. The townsfolk misjudge her as an "evil enchantress" until Twilight and her friends befriend her in "Bridle Gossip", often turning to her for her wisdom and special potions. Her appearance and mannerisms are influenced by African tribal cultures.
Hope Hollow characters
Hope Hollow is a town in Equestria located some distance from Ponyville, most noted for an annual celebration known as the Rainbow Festival. The town and its inhabitants appear in the TV special My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip.
- Sunny Skies (voiced by Ian Hanlin) – A kindhearted, enthusiastic unicorn stallion who serves as the current mayor. He cares deeply for all of his citizens and tries to nurture their talents whenever possible, always praising them even if they themselves might not care about their work. His father and grandfather served as mayor before him.
- Petunia Petals (voiced by Kelly Metzger) – An optimistic, hardworking, and intelligent earth pony mare who never gives up hope on the ponies she cares about. Petunia holds several different jobs within the town, including librarian, innkeeper, and historian, and takes pride in ensuring that the town's residents are well-read.
- Torque Wrench (voiced by Rhona Rhees) – An earth pony mare who provides repair services. She is highly skilled at fixing a range of items, both ordinary and magical, but does not really take pride in her work until Applejack encourages her to do so.
- Kerfuffle (voiced by Racquel Belmonte) – A pegasus mare and fashion designer who operates a boutique in Hope Hollow. She has used Rarity's outfits as a starting point for her own designs, but hesitates to put them on display until Rarity encourages her to exhibit her talents. Kerfuffle wears a wooden prosthesis to replace the lower half of one hind leg.
- Mr. and Mrs. Hoofington (voiced by Michael Daingerfield and Veena Sood) – A middle-aged unicorn couple who moved to Hope Hollow from Manehattan. They provided baked goods for the Rainbow Festival in past years, but the quality of their pies has suffered due to the color loss, making it difficult for them to tell ripe fruit from unripe.
- Moody Root (voiced by Terry Klassen) – An elderly, grouchy earth pony stallion and the neighbor of the Hoofingtons. He grows lush apricot trees, but keeps all the fruit to himself until Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie persuade him to share the crop in exchange for a share of the Hoofingtons' pies.
- Barley and Pickle Barrel (voiced by Sabrina Pitre and David A. Kaye) – Fraternal twin pegasus foals who greatly admire Rainbow Dash and try to copy her moves. Their inexperience with stunt flying foils their attempts until Rainbow gives them lessons, showing them the basics and then moving on to more advanced techniques.
The show features an extensive cast of over 200 minor characters, also designated as "background ponies", that are used to fill out crowd scenes and serve as visual gags in episodes. Several background ponies have been well received by the show's brony fanbase, who have assigned names and personalities to them. As a response to fan interest, the series' creative team have given these characters expanded roles in later episodes and media, including being featured as the "main characters" in the show's one-hundredth episode "Slice of Life", which presents the characters' daily lives as the episode's central focus.
- Derpy/Muffins (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) – A cross-eyed pegasus with frequent background appearances throughout the franchise. Originally the subject of an overlooked animator's joke in the first episode, the character was dubbed "Derpy Hooves" and characterized as a well-meaning klutz by 4chan board users. The creators have since recognized "Derpy" as the fandom's mascot and included her in easter eggs throughout the show. She was addressed by name and given lines during the initial broadcast of "The Last Roundup" as a direct call-out to the fandom. Following complaints from viewers who felt her appearance and actions negatively reflected those of mentally handicapped people, the scene was modified to remove the character's name, alter her voice, and reduce the degree to which her eyes are crossed. Amidst concerns that Derpy would be removed from the series due to these responses, the character was re-introduced in the fourth season as a "surprise" for fans after having been reduced to background cameos in previous episodes. According to Miller, the character was renamed "Muffins" for "legal reasons that I don't understand" prior to "Slice of Life".
- DJ Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch – A unicorn disc jockey rarely seen without headphones and sunglasses, first seen in "Suited for Success". The names "DJ Pon-3" and "Vinyl Scratch" were created by the fan community, with both names being alternately used in official products, such as the "Equestria Girls" music video parodying Katy Perry's song "California Gurls". In derivative fan works, Jesse Nowack voices DJ Pon-3, and is considered the "official voice" of Vinyl by the fan community.
- Dr. Hooves/Time Turner (voiced by Peter New) – An earth pony who was named "Doctor Whooves" by fans for his purported resemblance to David Tennant's portrayal of the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. He appears in later episodes as an eccentric scientist, and he exhibits similarities to his namesake in episodes such as "Slice of Life". He is voiced by various actors besides New, who voices him in "Slice of Life".
- Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon (voiced by Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman) – The unicorn Lyra and earth pony Sweetie Drops (also named Bon Bon after the "G1" pony) appear together as "best friends" in several scenes. One such scene in "Slice of Life" outs Secret Agent Sweetie Drops, a disavowed secret agent living in Ponyville under the assumed identity "Bon Bon". Some time after the bugbear was defeated by Twilight and her friends, Agent Furlong approached Sweetie Drops and informs her that S.M.I.L.E. remained in operation and needed her help once again. He decided to recruit her best friend Lyra Heartstrings after learning that she was aware of Sweetie Drops' true identity. The two agents were dispatched to Appleloosa, Applewood, and the Crystal Empire in search of changeling infiltrators, with Lyra and Sweetie discovering a changeling named Delilah in Appleloosa. Despite some infighting between the veteran and her rookie partner, they were able to expose the villains and summon the Mane Six to help defeat them. Afterwards, the pair were established as a permanent team, remaining in Ponyville. They are voiced by various actresses, with Ball voicing Lyra and Libman as Sweetie Drops in "Slice of Life" and the Friendship Games film and shorts. Having been popularly paired by fans as a lesbian couple, they were officially confirmed as such in season nine, proposing to each other in the background of one scene in "The Big Mac Question" and shown to be married in "The Last Problem".
- Minuette/Colgate, Twinkleshine and Lemon Hearts (voiced by Rebecca Husain, Tabitha St. Germain, and Ashleigh Ball) – Three unicorns who are given focus in "Amending Fences" as Twilight Sparkle's friends from before her move to Ponyville, while Minuette and Twinkleshine appear alongside Lyra Heartstrings as Princess Cadance's bridesmaids in "A Canterlot Wedding". Among various other actresses, they are voiced by Husain (Minuette), St. Germain (Twinkleshine), and Ball (Lemon Hearts) in "Amending Fences".
- Octavia Melody (voiced by Kazumi Evans) – An earth pony who plays the cello, originally seen in "The Best Night Ever". She is featured in a scene in "Slice of Life", where she rehearses an "electric cello dubstep" number with fellow musician DJ Pon-3 for Cranky and Matilda's wedding; Octavia's portion of the song was performed by Tina Guo.
Extended families of main characters
- Apple family – Applejack's extended family of earth ponies that live throughout Equestria. Family members include Braeburn (voiced by Michael Daingerfield), Applejack's cousin from Appleloosa; her "high-society" Aunt and Uncle Orange (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain and Brian Drummond) from Manehattan;Hayseed Turnip Truck (voiced by Trevor Devall), a yokel-type odd-job worker; Babs Seed (see Cutie Mark Crusaders); Auntie Applesauce and Apple Rose (voiced by St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball in "Apple Family Reunion", and Marcy Goldberg and Shirley Millner in "Grannies Gone Wild"), two older relatives and friends of Granny Smith; Goldie Delicious (voiced by Peter New), an old cat lady who hoards family heirlooms; and Grand Pear (voiced by William Shatner), Applejack's maternal grandfather and patriarch of the rival Pear family. A possible distant relationship between the Apple and Pie families is uncovered in "Pinkie Apple Pie", but never confirmed.
- Pie family – The Pies are Pinkie Pie's family who live on a rock farm outside of Ponyville. They are depicted as a clan of dour, drably colored earth ponies in contrast to Pinkie's bright appearance and personality. They consist of Pinkie's father Igneous Rock Pie (voiced by Terry Klassen in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" and Peter New in "Hearthbreakers"), mother Cloudy Quartz (voiced by Andrea Libman in "Hearthbreakers"), and three sisters (all voiced by Ingrid Nilson): Limestone Pie, the surly oldest sister; Marble Pie, Pinkie's withdrawn, younger twin; and Maud Pie, an older sister who rarely expresses emotion, although obsessed with rocks, is described by Apple Bloom to be "quite nice once you get to know her a little" in "Hearthbreakers".
Equestrian characters of unspecified origin
- Daring Do (voiced by Chiara Zanni) – A pegasus treasure hunter and the main character of the adventure novel series of the same name parodying Indiana Jones. Author Begin describes her as "essentially a different-colored Rainbow Dash in a hat". In "Daring Don't", the books' author A.K. Yearling (a parody of J.K. Rowling) is discovered to be Daring Do herself, who writes her books as biography disguised as fiction after her real adventures, such as her encounters with the Aztec mythology-inspired villain Ahuizotl (voiced by Brian Drummond) and criminal pony Dr. Caballeron (voiced by Michael Dobson).
- Sugar Belle (voiced by Rebecca Shoichet) – A unicorn baker who lives in a village founded by Starlight. She begins a romantic relationship with Big McIntosh and becomes Mrs. Cake's part-time apprentice in Ponyville before marrying Big Mac in "The Big Mac Question".
Non-Equestrian characters by region
Tartarus is a supermaxpenal colony administered by prison wardenCerberus, a monstrous multi-headed dog. Anyone may enter Tartarus, but no one can leave through its entrance doors; "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" are inscribed on them. Tartarus provides housing for extraordinarily dangerous creatures; for these reasons, its exact location is classified.
- Lord Tirek (voiced by Mark Acheson) – A powerful centaur who can absorb magic from other creatures, especially ponies. He is based on the character Tirac from the 1984 My Little Pony special, Rescue at Midnight Castle. A thousand years ago, Tirek and his younger gargoyle brother Scorpan came to Equestria from "a distant land" to steal its magic. However, Scorpan grew to appreciate Equestria's ways, and even befriended Star Swirl the Bearded. He begged Tirek to abandon their plan, but he refused, so Scorpan alerted Princess Celestia and Princess Luna of Tirek's intentions. While Scorpan returned to his homeland, Tirek was imprisoned in Tartarus for his crimes. He first appears in season four's two-part finale, "Twilight's Kingdom", when he escapes from Tartarus, and manipulates Discord to help him steal the magic from every pony in Equestria. Twilight and her friends eventually defeat and reimprison him with "Rainbow Power", a powerful magic acquired from the Tree of Harmony. He returns in season eight's two-part finale, "School Raze", when he helps Cozy Glow with her plan to drain all the magic from Equestria. The plan fails, and Cozy is locked up in Tartarus with him. In season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", Tirek and Cozy are later freed by Grogar to join him in his plot to take over in Equestria. After recovering Grogar's Bewitching Bell, Tirek, Chrysalis, and Cozy decide to work together to betray Grogar and take Equestria for themselves. In the season's two-part finale, "The Ending of the End", they use the magic of the Bewitching Bell to make themselves all-powerful and take over Equestria by turning the three pony races against each other, but are eventually defeated by Twilight, her friends, and their allies, and turned into stone as punishment for their crimes.
Character designer Phil Caesar strove to make Tirek appear as intimidating as he could without being deemed "too scary" for younger audiences, giving him design elements such as a black upper body to "tone down the intensity".
- Cozy Glow (voiced by Sunni Westbrook) – A pegasus filly and a former student of the School of Friendship. She first appears in season eight as a supporting character, until her true nature was revealed in the season's two-part finale, "School Raze", when she steals all the magic from Equestria in a plot to rule it as the Empress of Friendship. She is foiled by the Young Six with the help of the Tree of Harmony, and later imprisoned in Tartarus with Tirek, her partner in crime. In season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", Cozy and Tirek are later freed by Grogar to join him in his plot to take over Equestria. After recovering Grogar's Bewitching Bell, Cozy, Chrysalis, and Tirek decide to work together to betray Grogar and take Equestria for themselves. In the season's two-part finale, "The Ending of the End", they use the magic of the Bewitching Bell to make themselves all-powerful and take over Equestria by turning the three pony races against each other, but are eventually defeated by Twilight, her friends, and their allies, and turned into stone as punishment for their crimes.
- Queen Chrysalis (voiced by Kathleen Barr) – The former leader of the changelings, a race of insectoid "grotesque shape-shifting ponies" that feed off of ponies' love for each other. She first appears in season two's two-part finale, "A Canterlot Wedding", when she invades Canterlot by impersonating Princess Cadance to control her fiancé Shining Armor, only for her and her changeling army to be driven off by the couple's combined magic. She returns in season six's two-part finale, "To Where and Back Again", when she captures all of Equestria's protectors in another attempt to take over the kingdom, but is defeated by Starlight and Thorax. After her defeat, Chrysalis swears revenge on Starlight and flees. In "The Mean 6", she creates evil clones of Twilight and her friends to seize control of the Elements of Harmony and exact her revenge on Starlight, but her plan fails when the clones betray her and are destroyed by the Tree of Harmony. In season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", Chrysalis is summoned by Grogar to join him in his plot to take over Equestria. After recovering Grogar's Bewitching Bell, Chrysalis, Tirek, and Cozy Glow decide to work together to betray Grogar and take Equestria for themselves. In the season's two-part finale, "The Ending of the End", they use the magic of the Bewitching Bell to make themselves all-powerful and take over Equestria by turning the three pony races against each other, but are eventually defeated by Twilight, her friends, and their allies, and turned into stone as punishment for their crimes.
Character designer Rebecca Dart drew Chrysalis and the other changelings with an insect-like design after reading the character's name in the script, drawing inspiration from manga artists Junko Mizuno and Hideshi Hino.
- Thorax (voiced by Kyle Rideout) – The new leader of the changelings. He first appears in "The Times They Are a Changeling", where he befriends Spike after explaining that he is different than other changelings and does not want to cause harm. In "To Where and Back Again", he helps defeat Chrysalis after appealing to his fellow changelings and becomes their new leader. He has an older brother named Pharynx (voiced by Bill Newton) who acts as chief of security for the hive.
- Gilda (voiced by Maryke Hendrikse) – A female griffon who first appears in "Griffon the Brush Off". She is introduced as a childhood friend of Rainbow Dash, who later ends their friendship when Gilda tries to assert herself over Rainbow Dash's pony friends by bullying them. The two later reconcile in "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone".
- Grampa Gruff (voiced by Richard Ian Cox) – A grumpy old griffon who first appears in "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone".
- Prince Rutherford (voiced by Garry Chalk) – A temperamental male yak and the prince of Yakyakistan. He first appears in "Party Pooped" as part of a Yakyakistani delegation to Equestria.
Dragon Lands characters
Dragons are a species of apex predators generally depicted as nomadic, selfish and reclusive creatures; their level of greed determines their physical size, power, lifespan, and territory. Many dragons accumulate wealth through the use of force, threats, or coercion to intimidate or aggressively dominate other "lesser species". Due to their egotistical nature, dragons don't have any formal "borders or government" by traditional definitions, functioning rather like adhocracy. Under dragon laws and customs, the term "Dragon Lands" is whenever or wherever a dragon chooses to roost its young or hoard its treasures determines its sovereign territories for centuries. Being kraterocratic however, all dragons acknowledge (and adhere out of fear) to arbitration by the Dragon Lord—the sole monarch of the "Dragon Lands", who is traditionally the oldest, strongest and greediest despot. Begin describes the dragon designs used in the show as "traditional", while finding that their "exaggerated noses and large heads resting on exceptionally skinny necks" is evocative of the show's humor.
- Dragon Lord Ember (voiced by Ali Milner) – The daughter of Torch and the youngest dragon to obtain the title of Dragon Lord. Ember is diplomatic and compassionate, with genuine concern for the welfare of her people. After meeting and befriending Spike, Ember desires to learn more about the ways of friendship, and agrees to share letters with Twilight regarding the ways of dragons.
- Torch (voiced by Matt Cowlrick) – A gargantuan elder dragon and former Dragon Lord, who is succeeded by his daughter, Ember, in "Gauntlet of Fire". Currently the oldest and largest dragon in existence, Torch used his wealth, size, and experience to extort and intimidate his way up the dragonkind hierarchy to become Dragon Lord.
- Garble (voiced by Vincent Tong) – A teenage dragon who leads a gang of dragon bullies and an adversary of Spike. He is also Smolder's older brother, as revealed in "Sweet and Smoky".
- Capper (voiced by Taye Diggs) – An anthropomorphic cat and con-artist who appears in My Little Pony: The Movie. He meets Twilight and her friends when they arrive at the desert town Klugetown and pretends to help them while hiding his true intention of selling them to a local crime boss to settle a debt. However, after Rarity demonstrates generosity towards him, he has a change of heart and helps Twilight's friends rescue her when she is captured and free Canterlot from the Storm King's control, after which he joins the ponies in their celebration at the Friendship Festival after the Storm King is defeated.
- Captain Celaeno (voiced by Zoe Saldana) – An anthropomorphic parrot and pirate captain with a prosthetic limb who appears in My Little Pony: The Movie. She meets the Mane Six after they stow away on her ship while escaping from Tempest Shadow. Celaeno and her crew initially intend to throw the ponies overboard, as they have been forced into the Storm King's service, but Rainbow Dash inspires her to defy orders and take her and her friends to Mount Aris. Later in the film, Celaeno and her crew join Twilight's friends to rescue her after her capture and defeat the Storm King, and she joins the ponies in their celebration after the Storm King's defeat.
Hippogriffia and Seaquestria characters
- Princess Skystar (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth) – The cheerful Princess of Seaquestria and Queen Novo's daughter who appears in My Little Pony: The Movie. She first meets Twilight and her friends when they arrive at Mount Aris and leads them to Seaquestria, where she tries to convince Novo to help Twilight and her friends save their home from the Storm King. When Novo refuses and banishes the ponies from their kingdom, Skystar disobeys her mother and joins Twilight's friends to save her after her capture by Tempest Shadow and to defeat the Storm King, after which she joins the ponies' celebration in Canterlot and is grounded by Novo for leaving their home.
- Queen Novo (voiced by Uzo Aduba) – The ruler of Seaquestria and Hippogriffia who appears in My Little Pony: The Movie. She is first seen when her daughter Skystar leads the Mane Six to her throne room, and refuses to use her magic pearl to aid them against the Storm King. She is later convinced by Skystar to help the ponies, but banishes them from her kingdom when Twilight tries to steal the pearl. In the film's ending, she joins the ponies' festival in Canterlot after the Storm King has been defeated and grounds Skystar for her disobedience.
- General Seaspray (voiced by Christopher Gaze) – The leader of Queen Novo's navy.
- Terramar (voiced by Cole Howard) – Silverstream's younger brother.
- Sky Beak (voiced by Brian Dobson) – Silverstream and Terramar's father, a hippogriff.
- Ocean Flow (voiced by Advah Soudack) – Silverstream and Terramar's mother and Queen Novo's sister, a seapony.
Non-Equestrian characters of unspecified origin
- Tempest Shadow (voiced by Emily Blunt) – Tempest Shadow, real name Fizzlepop Berrytwist, is the Storm King's lieutenant in My Little Pony: The Movie. She is a cold and ruthless unicorn with a scarred right eye and a broken horn, having lost it to an ursa minor attack, who leads the Storm King's takeover of Canterlot and captures the four alicorn princesses to empower his staff with their magic, with the promise of the Storm King using it to restore her horn. However, she is betrayed and nearly swept up by the tornado he creates, only to be saved by Twilight, inspiring Tempest to befriend her and help her and her friends defeat the Storm King.
- The Storm King (voiced by Liev Schreiber) – A satyr-like conqueror of lands who invades Equestria in My Little Pony: The Movie. He tasks Tempest Shadow with capturing Celestia, Luna, Cadance, and Twilight to use their magic to empower his Staff of Sacanas in exchange for him restoring her broken horn. After absorbing the four princesses' magic, the Storm King conjures a massive tornado to destroy Canterlot and betrays Tempest as well. He is defeated by the combined efforts of Twilight, her friends, and Tempest, and his body is turned into stone and shattered to pieces.
- Grubber (voiced by Michael Peña) – A bumbling, gluttonous hedgehog who appears in My Little Pony: The Movie. He is a minion of the Storm King and Tempest Shadow's sidekick who accompanies her through the film in her quest to capture Twilight.
Historical characters by region
These characters lived centuries in the past at minimum. They are often mentioned posthumously for historical context to the plot.
Pillars of Old Equestria
The Pillars of Old Equestria are six legendary ponies responsible for creating the Elements of Harmony. With the Tree of Harmony, they strived to ensure future generations could defend Equestria in its darkest hours. In season seven's two-part finale, "Shadow Play", the Pillars are brought into the present era after Twilight and her friends release them from a millennial imprisonment in limbo alongside the Pony of Shadows, forming a tense alliance with them to defeat and ultimately rekindle the Pillars' friendship with the villain. As with Twilight and her friends, each Pillar represents one of six traits similar to the Elements of Harmony—strength (Rockhoof), healing (Mage Meadowbrook), hope (Somnambula), beauty (Mistmane), bravery (Flash Magnus), and sorcery (Star Swirl the Bearded).
- Star Swirl the Bearded (voiced by Christopher Britton) – The unicorn leader of the Pillars. Originally envisioned as an archetypal wizard character with a prominent beard, similar to Merlin, he was considered by Celestia to be the "wisest and most powerful pony; a wonder that rivaled an Alicorn". As detailed within the series and various tie-in media, Star Swirl is a brilliant polymath: with a lifetime spanning over one thousand years, he had extensive knowledge of all creatures, legends, artifacts, and every known spell. Star Swirl's greatest contribution was in his service to Celestia and Luna—as their mentor, father figure and royal advisor. Star Swirl's spellbook is a key figure in "Magical Mystery Cure", where Twilight is directed by Princess Celestia to finish Star Swirl's "unfinished masterpiece" written within, resulting in her ascension as an alicorn princess.
- Rockhoof (voiced by Matt Cowlrick) – A male earth pony whose clothing is inspired by Scandinavian culture; his first appearance was in "Campfire Tales". When every guard abandoned their kind and fled in panic to escape an erupting volcano; Rockhoof did not move. Shovel artifact in hoof, he stayed and fought to protect, lent his strength to make a barrage against the lava. Fast and powerful, many lives were saved—thus Rockhoof succeeded in becoming the unwavering hero he is known for.
- Mistmane (voiced by Ellen-Ray Hennessy) – A female unicorn whose clothing is inspired by Japanese culture. She makes her first appearance in My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #3 and her first in-show appearance was in "Campfire Tales". Mistmane was kind and generous as an angel: she was gracious, magnificent, and loved by all. An ugly empress, overcome with jealousy, stole the lifeforce from the land to achieve eternal youth, and allowed nature to perish. When Mistmane saw the pitiful decaying state of the land, she fought and defeated the empress, sacrificing her beauty to restore nature to its proper balance through her flower artifact.
- Flash Magnus (voiced by Giles Panton) – A male pegasus who wears Roman legionnaire-inspired armor; he makes his first appearance in My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #4 and his first in-show appearance was in "Campfire Tales". Thanks to his fortuitous spirit, Magnus saved members of his platoon from a flock of dragons; knowing reinforcements would never arrive in time, Magnus, using his shield artifact, bravely led them into a trap of thunderclouds, thus defeating them.
- Somnambula (voiced by Murry Peeters) – A female pegasus who wears Egyptian-inspired clothing. She is first mentioned in season six's "The Crystalling"; she makes her first appearance in the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #5 and her first in-show appearance was in "Daring Done?". Courageous and proud, Somnambula was the only one who dared encounter the sphinx, which kidnapped her prince. For his release, the sphinx gave her a riddle to solve: she found the answer, which enraged the beast. Fearing for her prince's life, Somnambula asked for another challenge: limbs bound, blinded by her own blindfold artifact, she had to cross a dangerous bridge. However, she smiled, for she remembered the riddle and its answer, and successfully rescued her prince.
- Mage Meadowbrook (voiced by Mariee Devereux) – A female earth pony who wears West African-inspired clothing. She is first mentioned in season five's "The Cutie Map"; she makes her first appearance in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #58 and her first in-show appearance was in "A Health of Information". Regarded as the greatest doctor to have lived, Meadowbrook used her knowledge and skills for the greater good: she cured innumerable diseases, and created many antidotes, vaccines and potions. Meadowbrook is best remembered for having discovered a way to heal a deadly pandemic; legends stated that her shamanic plague mask artifact was the reason for her miracles.
- Stygian (voiced by Bill Newton) – First mentioned in "Castle Mane-ia" as the subject of a ghost story, the Pony of Shadows first appears in season seven's two-part finale, "Shadow Play". He is the alter ego of Stygian, a resentful unicorn who is mistaken for a traitor and shunned by the Pillars of Old Equestria, and bonded with an evil entity that takes the form of a shadowy alicorn-like monster. Twilight and her friends inadvertently free him alongside the Pillars, thwarting the Pillars' millennium-long effort to contain him in limbo. The Pillars eventually recognize Stygian's innocence and work with Twilight and her friends to separate him from the shadow creature, which is returned to limbo in the Pillars' place.
Founders of Equestria
- Princess Platinum – Daughter of the Unicorn King and assistant leader of the unicorns. Played by Rarity in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Clover the Clever – Star Swirl the Bearded's protégée and assistant to Princess Platinum. Played by Twilight Sparkle in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Chancellor Puddinghead – Leader of the earth ponies despite doing silly things. Played by Pinkie Pie in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Smart Cookie – Secretary to Chancellor Puddinghead. Played by Applejack in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Commander Hurricane – Leader of the pegasi. Played by Rainbow Dash in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Private Pansy – Subordinate of Commander Hurricane. Played by Fluttershy in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
The Tree of Harmony
The Tree of Harmony is an entity that protected Equestria for thousands of years and created the Elements of Harmony. It preserves balance and harmony without conscious effort, and seldom can be communicated with directly, although it often shows hints of having a will of its own. In "What Lies Beneath", the Tree's roots have expanded well outside the Everfree Forest, and its abilities have grown to the point of being able to project a physical form of its consciousness.
In season seven's two-part finale, "Shadow Play", it is revealed that the Tree of Harmony was grown by the Pillars of Old Equestria to protect Equestria in their absence. In "The Mean 6", Chrysalis and the "evil clones" find the Tree of Harmony, but the Elements destroy the clones when they attempt to use them. In season eight's two-part finale, "School Raze", the Tree's magic prevents Starlight, the Young Six, and the magic of Equestria from being sucked into Cozy Glow's vortex.
In season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", King Sombra destroys the Tree of Harmony, and the Elements of Harmony shatter along with it. In "Uprooted", the Young Six are called by the Tree to the site of where it was destroyed. After arguing over how to memorialize it, they use the Tree's broken pieces to build a small treehouse, and the Tree's magic transforms it into a grand treehouse at the center of the Castle of the Two Sisters' ruins.
Historical characters of unspecified origin
- Grogar (voiced by Doc Harris) – An evil ram sorcerer based on the character of the same name from the My Little Pony 'n Friends four-part episode "The Return of Tambelon". He was first mentioned in "A Flurry of Emotions" before making his first physical appearance in season nine's two-part premiere, "The Beginning of the End", where he forms an alliance of villains, consisting of Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow, to defeat Twilight and her friends and take over Equestria. In the season's two-part finale, "The Ending of the End", Chrysalis, Tirek, and Cozy betray Grogar and steal his magic, revealing him to have been Discord in disguise all along, attempting to create the biggest challenge for Twilight and her friends to prevail and boost their confidence for when Twilight becomes the new ruler of Equestria. The real Grogar, known as the "Father of Monsters", once ruled Equestria as its first emperor before being defeated and banished by Gusty the Great.
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And fluttershy pinkie
Who is fluttershy married to?
In the Modern! AU, Fluttershy is married to Discord and has a son, Jet Lag, with her. A few years before Jet, both species adopted Scootaloo as a daughter. Being that this is an anthro’s-only verse, Fluttershy stands at about 5’7” and has a very lanky build.
Is Rainbow Dash a boy?
Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony and one of the main characters in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She maintains the weather and clears the skies in Ponyville.
How did Pinkie Pie die?
After Rarity was Pinkie Pie. She obtained diabetes about a year after Rarity died. She refused to believe she had it and kept eating the sweets and cakes she loved. Eventually the sugar dosage made her heart come to a stop and she passed on peacefully in her sleep.
Does Pinkie Pie get married?
In the series finale The Last Problem, Pinkie Pie marries Cheese Sandwich and has a son named Li’l Cheese in the future.
Who is Twilight Sparkle’s boyfriend?
Who did spike marry?
Who is the youngest pony in MLP?
How old is Applejack?
How old is Sweetie Belle?
Sweetie Belle is 8, and Rarity is 19-22.
Who does Sweetie Belle marry?
Who is Scootaloo’s sister?
Is Scootaloo an orphan?
Relations. Scootaloo who is a pegasus pony is related to Cheerilee (in G3) who is a earth pony. This means that either Scootaloo is a adopted orphan like the theory above or pony family’s can be multi pony type. This has been confirmed as of season 2, episode 13 Baby Cakes.
Did Granny Smith die in MLP?
King Sombra – Destroyed by Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity with a magic explosion powered by their friendship. Granny Smith – Dead presumably by old age by the epilogue (scarf passed down to Applejack).
Is Pinkie Pie a killer?
Pinkamena Diane Pie, also known as Pinkie Pie, is the main antagonist of the infamous My Little Pony “grimdark” story “Cupcakes”. She is a violent and psychotic murderer who kidnaps her victims and mercilessly rips their organs apart so she can make their organs into cupcakes and dolls.
Does Pinkie Pie have a daughter?
Pinkie Pie is married to Discord and they have a daughter together, Bonanza Pie.
Is Celestia dead?
That concept in mind I just gave, I propose the reason we’re seeing a sudden change in the way things are (Twilight, Cadance, ect) is that Luna and Celestia are not in fact, immortal. They have very long lifespans compared to others, but still, are in fact, dying.
Who did Applejack marry?
Is Applejack dead?
With a heavy Dark Heart, I announce that generation’s beloved character, Applejack, had passed away due to complications from moldy hay stuck in her throat.
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