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'''Disclaimer:''' This title is not real, and this Character Page is part of the JustForFun section for the "Daring Do" franchise, a series of [[ShowWithinAShow books within a show]] introduced in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While some of the characters and tropes are canonical from the show, others are strictly fan creations.




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[[folder:Notable Young Daring Do Characters]]
!!Grouchy
First introduced in ''Wooden Mask'', Grouchy is Daring's CoolPet ''TyrannosaurusRex.'' Okay, maybe not a pet ''per se'', but he and Daring are the best of friends. Their relationship wasn't like this in the beginning - the first time they met involved lots and lots of running - but they eventually grew to like each other after Daring dislodged a bone stuck in his throat. As of the most recent installment, Grouchy happily resides in the dinosaur exhibit of the Royal Canterlot Zoo, but he has been known to escape regularly to help Daring and her friends/family.

* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Grouchy is purple with a green belly - the other T-rexes are entirely green.
* [[AndroclesLion Androcles Tyrannosaur:]] Near the end of ''The Valley of Grouchy'', [[spoiler:he swallows Daring whole before he is subdued by the royal guards. Daring discovers a bone stuck in his throat and dislodges it, for which Grouchy is extremely grateful.]]
* BerserkButton: Do NOT insult his intelligence, '''EVER.''' The worst mistake you can make in this regard is saying that his brain is the size of a walnut (a T-rex's brain is actually as large as a pony's brain).
* BigDamnHeroes: Pretty much guaranteed whenever he's around.
* CoolPet (technically a zoo animal, but still...)
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: OBVIOUSLY.
* NonIndicativeName: Although Grouchy did live up to his name in his backstory, he's actually a pretty nice dinosaur in the actual canon.
* NonMaliciousMonster: The only reason he was grouchy was because he had a bone stuck in his throat, which was removed by Daring.
* StockDinosaurs
** TyrannosaurusRex
* SuperPersistentPredator: Played with. During their first meeting in ''The Valley of Grouchy'', Grouchy WAS about to give up on chasing Daring after deciding she wasn't worth the trouble... until she called him a "walnut-brain", causing him to develop a personal grudge against her until the Androcles Tyrannosaur incident discussed above.

!!Zapapple Tock
Daring's foalhood friend, she is mentioned in ''Sapphire Stone'' as having died in college. In ''Curse of the Yeti'', we learn that Daring feels responsible. She is a major character in ''Valley of the Grouchy'' and is killed in ''Ballad Of The Chickerufus''.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Converses this trope in ''Valley of Grouchy''
* ForegoneConclusion: She's going to die and Daring will feel responsible.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Pony, Blue Pony]]: The blue to Daring's red, despite having a rose coat.

!!Shifty Gaze
A pegasus pony who [[spoiler:plans to sell not only the use of the FountainOfYouth, but many of Cloudyon's more dangerous artifacts]]. Daring Do's only antagonist in ''The Cloud-Held Eternity''.

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Not a true example, as he only betrays one pony, but he tries to do it a lot.
* {{Greed}}: Shifty's fatal flaw.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He ends up falling into the [[FountainOfYouth Fountain]] after attempting to push Daring in a second time.]]
* MeaningfulName
* ObviouslyEvil: Daring knows she can't trust him, but, after all, she's faced tougher opponents. [[TemptingFate She ought to be able to handle him]].
* ReliableTraitor: Shifty's HoistByHisOwnPetard fate is caused by Daring's anticipation of Shifty leading her into his final attempt at betrayal.

!![[{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]
A statue seen in the Temple of Primus.

* ChromeChampion: Even with the normally brighter illustrations in the ''Young Daring Do'' series, his silver and blue ''really'' stand out.
* GentleGiant: Despite his size and downright ''alien'' appearance he's actually very nice.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: The temple goes down with him fighting the other statue, with both of their survivals being unknown]].
* [[spoiler:LetsGetDangerous]]
** And nothing says that quite like a [[spoiler:BladeBelowTheShoulder!]]

!!The Statue
Another statue in the Temple Of Primus, which attempts to resurrect his army to take over Equestria.

* DarkIsEvil
* NoNameGiven: Any attempt to look at his name is usually blocked out. The only thing the reader learns is that it begins with the letter "M".
* [[spoiler:PowerFloats]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning

!!Anasazi
'''THE''' primordial TricksterArchetype, this ancient spirit becomes an entity of guidance to Daring (though a bit hard to get used to) in ''The Mark of the Trickster''. According to Buffalo legend, he was the one who stole wisdom from the gods to give to the Buffalo, and is the reason that they can coexist with ponies today. When researching about him while traveling through Buffalo country, Daring learns that he is celebrated in stories dating from before Equestria was built. [[spoiler:And as it turns out, all of these stories contain important clues that allow Daring to gain an understanding about Anasazi's true nature, and that he is only one of a whole series of spirit guides that have yet to be discovered...]]

* [[NativeAmericanMythology Buffalo Mythology]]: This is where most of his aspects are derived from. Daring even learns of them through word of mouth from the buffalo themselves.
* CanisMajor: [[spoiler:Anasazi's true form is a giant, talking, animated Buffalo painting of a coyote.]]
* TheFool: He even refers to himself as such at one point.
* SpiritAdvisor
* [[spoiler:ThoseWilyCoyotes: His true form, though it only manifests in Daring's recurring dream sequences.]]
* TricksterArchetype

!![[SuperSentai Harmony Sentai Poniranger]]
A superhero team met by Daring during her attempted Neighponese vacation over spring break, the Ponirangers fight to keep their island homeland safe from the machinations of the [[TheFourGods Shi-Yajuujin]] monster horde.

* AnimalMotifs: The Kamen Runner outfit is a highly stylised ''[[WorldOfPun horsefly]]''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Flittersweet doesn't necessarily like to fight, but boy howdy, watch out when she decides she should!
* BreakoutCharacter: The sheer popularity of their one appearance in the ''Young Daring Do'' series led to Polo House recently announcing that the Ponirangers would be getting their own spinoff comic book series, starting with an OriginsIssue.
* [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull By The Power of Bayskull]]: "Harmony Change!" Often accompanied by a stomp, diagonal across from the right shoulder.
** Daring gets the rather simple [[KamenRiderDragonKnight "Kamen Runner!"]], though it's more of an {{invocation}} here, as the harness is activated by pressing the buckle on her chest.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Averted ''hard''; none of the Ponirangers' coat, mane, or even eye colors matches that of their battlesuit. Instead the colors are determined by the Harmony Stones; Kimono, for example, is [=PoniPink=], yet a case of GreenEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin Raven Mane, Ivory Coat.]]
* DanceBattler: Crumble Cake was originally [[WalkingTheEarth a traveling pastry chef]], and picked up coltpoeira in Brayzil.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Crumble Cake. It's only because [[BadassDriver she's also so good at it]] that she's allowed anywhere near the ship's controls.
* {{Expy}}: While many fans have noted the similarities between the Ponirangers and many of Daring's pre-established friends, the volume's [=author/illustrator=] Ink-n-Paint insists they are based on five of the six [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed real-life Bearers of the Elements of Harmony]] (hence their being ''Harmony'' Sentai), with Daring herself included and written as the sixth.
* FarmBoy: Fuji worked on his family's apple orchard before becoming [=PoniBlue=].
* [[FiveManBand Five Pony Band]]
** TheHero: [[color:red:Daybreak Shimmer]], a RedMage with traces of the Smart Gal [[TheStrategist in terms of strategy]] and [[BadassBookworm general bookish information]]
** TheLancer: [[color:deepskyblue:Fuji]], the TeamDad with hints of TheMentor in that he's the others' combat coach
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Gal]]: [[color:yellow:Flittersweet]], an introvert GadgeteerGenius and TheMedic who performs maintenence to both the ship and her teammates.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Gal]]: [[color:yellowgreen:Crumble Cake]], by virtue of being a CuteBruiser GenkiGirl
** TheChick: [[color:fuchsia:Kimono]], the most socially-conscious (as a daughter of nobility), but a master of WaifFu
** Honorary SixthRanger: [[color:silver:Daring Do]], in the prototype [[KamenRider Kamen Runner]] battle armor
* HomeBase: The ''Sorashuutei'', a CoolBoat that actually floats ''[[CoolAirship above]]'' the water, is BiggerOnTheInside, and can travel between the islands of Neighpon in mere minutes.
* LoveDodecahedron: Daybreak and [[UptownGirl Kimono]] both pine after Fuji, who only finds interest in Flittersweet, who finds herself attracted to [[LesYay Daring]]. This becomes a problem when they go up against an emotion-manipulator on Daring's third day.
* MythologyGag: The Kamen Runner outfit is based on stolen technology. Stolen from who, you ask? Well, the massive filter plate that they had to remove from the belt's 'Tatsumaki' turbine has an eagle symbol similar to what the Hoofstapo hang on their walls...
* TheOneGuy: Fuji is the only stallion on the team
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The Harmony Stones
* [[spoiler:OnlyWorksOnce: Played with, as Daring's Kamen Runner harness worked whenever she wore it for training, but never survived its first real monster-fight [[ContrivedCoincidence (fought on her last day in Neighpon)]]. Justified, as it was explicitly [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup the prototype]] and wasn't intended for genuine battle.]]
* PowerCrystal: The Harmony Stones, embedded in the Bracers. Also {{Empathic Weapon}}s, in that [[MeaningfulName they refuse to work when the team is in-fighting.]]
* {{Sentai}}
* TakeUpMySword: Daring asks the team early on about what they did before they came together. Daybreak revealed that she was on the path to becoming a Doctor of Arcane Studies, but had to quit and take up the mantle of [=PoniRed=] when her brother Gleaming Aegis was grievously injured in battle. While she understands the responsibility, [[ReluctantHero she had to grow into the role.]]
* TokenMinority: With unicorns Daybreak and Kimono, and Earth Ponies Fuji and Crumble, Flittersweet is the only pegasus on the team proper, though this is balanced out by Daring joining them while she's on spring break.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Daybreak and Crumble are more rough-and-tumble, while Flittersweet and Kimono are LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine respectively.
* TransformationTrinket: The Harmony Bracers, worn on the left front hoof by the main team. Daring's Kamen Runner powers are summoned and controlled by a breastcollar harness-style belt instead.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There was a second Kamen Runner harness, with red belts instead of white. Its current whereabouts are unknown.

!!King Mayhem

The Changeling ruler that appears in "Daring Do and The Return of the Fire of Friendship." He is trying to control the power of the fire, but ultimately fails. [[spoiler: He spends much of the story in the form of Lady Dove.]]

* AntiVillain: Wants the Fire of Friendship to help prevent a famine. Unfortunately, this also means that more changelings will be around to feed parasitically off of the love of other creatures.
* EmotionEater: Love, as usual for changelings.
* ImposterForgotOneDetail: [[spoiler:His habitual use of the Changeling-specific -"ling" suffix for words (someling, anyling, everyling) instead of the -"pony" suffix (somepony, anypony, everypony) is what tips Daring off to the fact that Lady Dove is a Changeling.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler: played the role of Lady Dove for most of the story]].
* {{Shapeshifting}}: As usual for a changelings.
* SpoiledBrat: His daughter, Chrysalis.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Daring Do and the Bauble of Mystery Exclusive Characters]]
!!Dr. Egghead

The main villain of ''The Bauble of Mystery'', he steals the item in question to power his death machine and it's up to you to get it back! He tends to control his minions by sealing them in magical armor suits and possesses a [[SonicTheHedgehog particular hatred of hedgehogs.]]

* BaldOfEvil: He has no mane. In fact, the top of his head vaguely looks like an egg.
* BigBad
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:He had no intention on ever actually using the death machine. It's purpose was to scare Equestria's populace into letting him rule, and stealing the Bauble would allow him to back up his threat. Because of this, [[EnemyMine he's not happy with Ahuizotl after he attempted to fire it himself]].]]
* [[spoiler: [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Ahuizotl]]]]
* LargeHam: Prone to ChewingTheScenery on occasion, along with the usual villain fair.
* MadScientist: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the manual of the game]], he's had more than the aforementioned death machine.
** InsufferableGenius: [[AllThereInTheManual Also according to the manual]], he's got an I.Q. of 300. [[InformedAbility Doesn't seem to show it in his plan, however]].
* MalevolentMugshot: The magical armor suits he traps his minions inside have his emblem, a sort of picture of himself, on them.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Hedgehogs?]]: One cutscene shows he not only hates hedgehogs, but can be somewhat fearful of them when they get too close to him without some sort of protective gear.

!!Dark Do

An evil shadow version of Daring Do. [[spoiler: It was created by the real villain and final boss, Ahuizotl!]]

* EvilKnockoff
* MirrorBoss: Anything Daring Do can do, Dark Do can do, too.

!!The Four Generals

These are the four bosses you must face to get the four keys to the Bauble of Mystery, they've all been brainwashed by the evil Dr.Egghead.

!!!Tropes shared by most of them

* AnimalBattleAura: Regerdless of their actual species. [[TheFourGods Toph is a tiger, Zuko a phoenix, Katara a sea turtle, and Aang a dragon.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: All of them were captured by Dark Do and brainwashed by Dr.Egghead.
* MixAndMatchCritters
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They seem too cute to be a threat but...
** KillerRabbit
* TurnsRed: Get them down to a third of their health and their attack patterns change, get faster and stronger.

!!!Toph

A badger-mole princess and holder of the emerald key, but don't be fooled by her cute appearance, she's really tough.

* DishingOutDirt: Will chuck rocks as an attack.
** ExtraOredinary: They turn into chunks of ''steel'' at low health.
* [[TunnelKing Tunnel Princess]]: Spends most of her time underneath her stage, popping up to attack.

!!!Zuko

A bat-monkey prince and holder of the ruby key, he's really dangerous if you're not careful.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Normally. Now its ManiacMonkeys
* LightningBruiser
* PlayingWithFire: Will breath fire as an attack.
** ShockAndAwe: At low health he starts shooting lightning.

!!!Katara

A seal-orca shaman and holder of the sapphire key, she very fast in the water, watch out.

* MakingASplash
** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Seal]]: Starts shooting icicles and makes large chunks of ice fall from the ceiling at low health.

!!!Aang

A flying squirrel-lemur monk and holder of the diamond key. He's probably the strongest of the four generals.

* LightningBruiser: Goes at speeds approaching TeleportSpam.
* RazorWind: At first he starts shooting blades of air around the screen...
** BlowYouAway: ...later he incorporates mini tornadoes.

!!Neighthan Drake

A smarmy, wisecracking treasure hunter who seeks the Bauble to unlock its mysteries. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

!![[Franchise/TombRaider Marea Croft]]

An [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]/AdventurerArchaeologist who wants to prevent the Bauble from falling into the wrong hands. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blood Diamonds]]
!!Colonel Garret Talonus

A griffin and head of a large mercenary army. Attempted to use the power of a Blood Diamond to start a war for his own gain.

* BloodKnight: Is obsessed with battle
* ColonelKilgore
* {{Determinator}}: Most Blood Diamond owners give in the the need for senseless slaughter. Talonus keeps his head enough to know he needs a plan if he wants to survive.
* ForTheEvulz: Wanted to start a war just because he wanted to fight in one again.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Was a member of a small gang in is youth, as an adult he bacame a war hero and retired from the military with enough money to fund his own private army.
* KarmaHoudini: Manages to escape when his plans are foiled.
** However, his assets are frozen and all his followers are gone, so wherever he escapes to, he's gonna be struggling at the bottom again.
* MadeOfIron: Daring kicks him in the beak with both back hoofs at one point of their fight, and he just thanks her for working out the crink in his neck.
* NervesOfSteel: Daring Do stops his plans, exposes his war mongoring ways, and locks up all his soldiers and resources. Most of her older enemies would have a VillainousBreakdown from all that, but Talonus holds himself back and devises a plan to escape with his life.
* NotBrainwashed: Blood Diamonds bestow upon their owners a coplusive need for carnage and a desire to possess more Blood Diamonds, which is what gave Talonus the idea for the high-profile crimes and the war plan. However, he has a strong enough will to know if he wants a war, he must be smart, so he is able to focus is energy on planning destruction instead of mindlessly indulging in it.
* WarIsGlorious: His entire belief system.

!!Trench

A large pegasus and Talonus' second-in-command.

* AscendedToCarnivorism: Began eating meat as an attempt to imitate Talonus, now he actually does prefer the taste.
* TheDragon: To Talonus
* FangsAreEvil: Filed his teeth for effect
* UndyingLoyalty: To the point he hangs back so Talonus has a better chance of escape.

!!Wou-Ban

A psychotic zebra who orchastrates an underground fighting tournament to satsify his bloodlust.

* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: Is quite pleasant and charming when not at his fighting ring, and even there he is humorous.
* CombatSadomasochist: Is fixated on blood and pain, it doesn't matter if it's his or his opponent. The Blood Diamonds made it worse.
* ConfusionFu: Fights with alot of feints and fake-outs.
* DirtyCoward: Only fights against injured and exhausted opponents in his own ring. When his operation gets busted by police sent by Daring, he doesn't struggle.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Uses throwing sand at every oppurtunity, tosses his cape in his fight with Miss Do.
* LeanAndMean: Described as very tall and wiry
* PsychopathicManchild: Prone to ferquent tantrums, easily distracted, and loves toys.
* TortureTechnician: Keeps a group of defeated tournament goer as "practice dummies". When Haymaker releases them, Wou-Ban [[MindRape breaks him]] and makes him go after Daring Do and bring his Blood Diamond back.

!!Haymaker

A Minotaur who joined the tournament to rescue his buddy who was taken by Wou-Ban.

* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Wou-Ban does MindRape on him and makes him hunt Daring Do down. Daring snaps him out of it by reminding him he saved his friend and needs to take him home.
* GeniusBruiser: Is able to pick the locks of Wou-Ban's cages and memorized the layout of the compound.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]

!!Black Hole

A unicorn and leader of The Church of the Shining Void. Has amplified his powers through use of the Blood Diamonds.

* CompellingVoice: Has a variant as his signature spell.
* MoreThanMindControl: His special talent is making people see things his way. Daring is only able to resist his magic by using a WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
* NietzscheWannabe: Believes that life has no final definite purpose in this world and that, since we aren't truly accomplishing anything in a universal sense, we might as well all die now instead of waiting for the earth to die and take us with it.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In addition to his tribalism, he sneers at griffons, minotaurs, and the other species of the world. Some think that he was made so xenophobic as a TakeThat at those critics whoaccused the writer of speciesism in the earlier books.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Daring Do thrawts his doomsday spell he attacks her and enters a screaming rant about life's worthlessness and meaninglessness while beating her. Thankfully he is unbalanced enough that Daring is able knock him out and take his Blood Diamond.

!!Live Wire

Leader of the grave robbers who unknowingly impede Daring's search for the Blood Diamonds.

* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In stark contrast with just about every other antagonist.
* [[JustLikeRobinHood Just Like Robin Hoof]]: Claims that he leaves ssome of his profits to various benefactors, and only took to grave robbing because the dead won't need their valueables.
* ShockAndAwe: Has an electrical attack spell for his special talent magic spell.
** PlayingWithFire: Taught himself a short range fireball spell to diversify.

!!Dride

Male regent of the rogue changelings.

* [[TheCaligula The Incitatus]]: As an authority figure with a Blood Diamond, this is to be expected
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: As a changeling, this is to be expected.

!!Kimmy

A sweet young unicorn who sadly gets some horrible fates thrown on her during the series.

* BreakTheCutie: In ''Never Forgive Me'', torture by Talonus' {{Mook}}s leave Kimmy brain-damaged and delusional.
* {{Expy}}: Initially, the author considered using Kimono from the ''Young Daring Do'' series for this role, but decided to go with an original character, given that the series touted that it was going to avoid using most of the pre-established characters.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Animated ''Daring Do'']]
!!Saru Sennin

A strange old monkey who observes and advises Daring in her adventures in ''The Monkey King''. A bit dotty (But that's probably the senility talking), he nonetheless has the wisdom of his age.

* MeaningfulName: His name is Neighponese for 'Monkey Sage'.
* MrExposition: His main job it seems is to tell Daring the backstory behind the Ball of Four Stars, and the kingdom.
* TheObiWan
* SimpleStaff: Is often playing on a red pole he carries around.

!!The Monkey King

The leader of Monkeykawat. An immense figure clad in armor, the Monkey King tasks Daring with retrieving the pieces of The [[DragonBall Ball of Four Stars]]. More to come until the film is finished.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever / LargeAndInCharge: He seems taller than the doors to his chamber.
* LargeHam: Oh yeah. [[WordOfGod Word Of Celestia]] states that his mannerisms are based on eye-witness accounts of Princess Luna on Nightmare Night. To wit;
** ChewingTheScenery: "THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE MONKEY KING KNOWS ALL, AND ''SEES'' ALL!"
** MilkingTheGiantCow: Seems fond of unnecessary arm movements.
** NoIndoorVoice
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: Actually, he's a small, meek monkey with glasses. The 'Great and Terrible' Monkey King is an elaborate puppet he operates.]]

!![[GenghisKhan Genghis Kong]]

An antagonist in ''Daring Do and the Monkey King''. Not much is known except he commands a group of Ninja monkeys.

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He claims to be a champion in Kong-Fu, Ape-Jitsu...and thumb wrestling.
* CallingYourAttacks: Is seen doing this in the trailer.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: His supposed VillainSong appears to have this beat.
** BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF01SK8emjw The song is essentially about why (he thinks) he's awesome.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Much bigger than normal monkeys.
* LargeHam
* ManiacMonkeys
* NoIndoorVoice: More often than not screaming his orders or opinions.

!!Ninja Monkeys (''Sarunin'')

Genghis Kong's lackies.

* HighlyVisibleNinja: Played with. While their black jumpsuits make them stand out in broad daylight, it allows them to blend in with the many shadows of Monkeykawat.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted. The difficulty level rises along with their numbers.

!!Pointy Hair

An original character created for the ''Children of Primus'' adaption. A business stallion who funds the excavation of the ship, he hopes to cash in on the findings...by any means necessary.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Oh yes.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Has a doll from the ''My Small Human'' cartoon called Danny-Boy that he talks to when he needs to act as MrExposition. [[WordOfGod Word of Celestia]] states that this is because he's secretly LonelyAtTheTop, but doesn't trust any other living creature.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Unlike other ''Daring Do'' villains who're trying to [[AGodAmI attain ultimate power]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain justify their inane viewpoints]] or are jerks and sadists.
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: "We both know the real power in Equestria isn't magic, but money. Saddlebags of it."

!![[{{Babar}} Queen Bindu]]

Ruler of the Elephant city of Pachydelhi.

* LadyOfWar: When she leads her soldiers
* [[RaisedByHumans Raised By Ponies]]: She was discovered and raised by ponies on a safari after her parents were killed by rhinos. When she discovered that her mother was the rightful Queen of the Elephants, she returned to Pachydelhi and, with the help of Daring Do, reclaimed the throne.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

!!Khara

Leader of the Rakshasas. He kidnaps elephants and feeds on their pain and misery.

* EvilIsBurningHot
* EvilLaugh
* LargeAndInCharge

[[/folder]]
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[[folder:Notable Expanded Universe Characters]]
!!Mahavir/Mahiavar

A student at the university, Mahavir/Mahiavar (his name changes spelling with different editions) is an eager young Earth stallion with a tendency to land himself in trouble. Only mentioned once in the canon books, he's given a much greater role in the Expanded Universe.

* NoodleIncident: His sole mention in ''Wooden Mask'' is this.
-->''"Let me guess." Daring groaned. "Mahavir/Mahiavar's in the hospital again, isn't he? He never learns..."''

!!The Smooze

The Smooze is a monster supposedly from a [[MyLittlePony previous iteration of the world]] [[MyLittlePonyTheMovie who came perilously close to destroying it.]] Although it was destroyed instead, a piece of it survived in stasis, known as [[ArtifactOfDoom the Amber of the Smooze]].

* ArtifactOfDoom: The Amber Of The Smooze.
* TheAssimilator: The Smooze can turn anything it covers into more Smooze, though some materials are more easily converted than others.
* BrownNote: Its song.
* TheCorruption: Just being touched by Smooze ooze will corrupt somepony. Daring wonders if the Colt members would be half as crazy as they are without it.
* EldritchAbomination
* MindControl: Those not cleansed of the Smooze are taken over by it.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: It only talks once, but when it does, it sounds like 'A thousand of the same voice, speaking from the bottom of an echoing chasm.'
** It gets even worse in ''Universal Cracks'', when multiple Smoozes from multiple alternate universes speak ''at the same time.''

!!Colt Of Smooze.
A cult of nihilists who seek to end the world by releasing the Smooze.

Tropes associated with the Colt:

* AssimilationPlot: The plan is that when everypony is Smooze, then nopony needs to be alone. A similar concept was found in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Neon Genesis Equinegellion.]]
* [[KickTheDog Buck The Dog]]: They all enjoy picking on Spur (or Rayback when Spur's not available).
* DespairEventHorizon: While Smooze corruption can be fought off with [[HeroicResolve sufficient willpower]] (especially when using purification effects), the Colt members are the kinds of ponies who see themselves as having nothing left to fight for.
* DrivenToSuicide: The heroes found a potion recipe that can counteract Smooze corruption. It fails on most of the Colt members because they couldn't be bothered to fight TheCorruption, and the few who did only did so to end their misery more quickly.
* FiveBadBand: Of course.
** BigBad: The Colt Leader
** CoDragons: Applesack and Charity
** TheBrute: Prism Rush
** TheEvilGenius: Princess Sparkler
** TheDarkChick: Attic Fan.
* FreudianExcuse: The Colt of Smooze all include ponies who have suffered greatly.
* HiddenInPlainSight: The Colt's hideout turned out to be [[spoiler:a spa located in the middle of town.]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Colt ends up being subsumed by the Smooze.]]
** [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: The Colt Leader was unaccounted for during this event, with many readers led to believe she did not suffer in the fate that the rest of the followers did. The ''Tinker's Series'' assumes that she escaped.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: The lot of them, but especially the Colt Leader.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They all hate dragons, thus their treatment of Spur, and later Rayback.
* ThePurge: [[spoiler:The Assembler]] kills all of the remaining members off [[spoiler:except for one, who is revealed to have been the Colt Leader]].

!!!The Colt Leader/[[spoiler:[=Alt666=]!Desert Rose]]

The quiet but vicious leader of the Colt of Smooze. A Pegasus who looks almost exactly like Desert Rose. [[spoiler: According to Universal Cracks, it's because she is, albeit from an alternate reality]].
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Her stepfather was a sadistic dragon who stole her from her home universe and tormented her relentlessly.]]
* AffablyEvil
* AudioErotica: Charity talks about how the Colt Leader tempts ''demons'' with her dulcet tones.
* {{Badass}}: The Colt Leader may be an evil, malevolent, manipulative OmnicidalManiac, but she slays demons with ease and has killed numerous dragons ("Only a dozen" in her own words, though this statement was made before her "reunion" with her abuser). She is probably the deadliest hoof-to-hoof fighter alive. [[spoiler: She turns out to be the surviving Colt member after The Assembler's purge.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes: The Colt Leader is a quiet, unassuming pegasus who also happened to be the greatest demon-binder of the era (and she enforced control not by ritual but by killing other demons while politely insinuating the survivors might be next), as well as having hoof-slew over a dozen dragons.
* BigBad: Of ''Universal Cracks.''
* BizarroUniverse: Daring wonders whether or not she's from one. [[spoiler: She is.]]
* BreakingLecture: In ''Tinker's Seal'', the surviving Colt Member in the rematch suggests to The Assembler that its obsessive behavior over her is inconsistent with that of a soulless automaton and that it may be developing a soul of its own, which means that not only can it no longer hide behind the excuse of programming for its atrocities, but it is also now corruptible by the monster it's designed to fight. She goes on to suggest that that's why it's spending so much time going after her and her associates, because it knows it can no longer do what it's meant to do, and so goes after easier targets to justify itself.
** It shrugs it off putting its soldiers and the golem siblings as an example of why emotions aren't synonyms with a soul, and gets to counter it later in the fight, with the Assembler comparing her to Steam Whistle, and mentioning that he actually tried to prevent his incident from happening to anypony ever again, while she just decided to fetch an ArtifactOfDoom (which she didn't even make) and end Equestria and the world without ever stopping to think that maybe there are solutions other than "kill everything".
*** Of course, both of them fail. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Conflicting]] [[TheCorruption moral codes]] can get in the way of these.
* DeadlyUpgrade: The Smooze helps make her an unstoppable combatant, but she has to switch bodies because the Smooze corruption was melting her. Even after Desert Rose [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu purges it from the both of them]] using the [[DeathGlare Eyes of Fatima]], the Colt Leader would later use it to enact her plans in ''Tinker's Seal'' and ''Universal Cracks''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In her debut the Colt Leader wore the exact same pink hijab as Desert Rose did. When she re-emerged in Tinker's Seal, she ditched the pink hijab for a red silk scarf and let her hair out a lot more.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: The Colt Leader has a habit of killing small animals as a sacrifice to Smooze. It's another thing that sets her apart from Desert Rose.
** She tries to kill Oasis the first chance she gets, which causes him to be MIA for some time.
** ''Universal Cracks'' has her up the ante: She is specifically mentioned to be the first Pony in history to [[spoiler:attempt ''Omnicide''- the complete destruction of all life forms in all realities, as sacrifices to an AlternateUniverse Smooze.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Desert Rose. Both are quiet, soft-spoken pegasi. However, Desert Rose is sweet and kind, while the Colt Leader is...not. [[spoiler:In fact, they're so similar that the Colt Leader tried to tell Desert Rose that they were sisters. When that didn't work, she stole Desert Rose's body due to the similarities.]]
* ForcefulKiss: [[spoiler: After taking over Desert Rose's body, the Colt Leader gets close to Gypsy Bard as Desert Rose, her only established friend, and lays one on her.]]
* FreudianExcuse: The Colt Leader was abused by a dragon who thought of more and more sadistic tortures for her. It's further implied, though never directly stated, that the Colt Leader's abuser was actually her own father. [[spoiler: According to ''Universal Cracks'', he was her stepfather.]]
* [[LovecraftianSuperpower Hoofcraftian Superpower]]: By the end of ''Universal Cracks'', her mastery of Smooze allows her to create Smooze appendages.
* IdenticalStranger: To the point where Daring wonders if the Colt Leader is a changeling or Desert Rose from a BizarroUniverse. [[spoiler: The ''Tinker's Series'' assumes the latter.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: What she did to Alt997!Claddie was done because he had information she needed, but he had slaughtered several villages by that point.
* [[spoiler:MySkullRunnethOver: How she dies in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* NoNameGiven: Her real name is not given [[spoiler: initially]]. She's only ever referred to as Desert Rose when she's impersonating her, or some kind of religious title like 'Colt Leader'. Though if Daring's theory about the BizarroUniverse is true, her name might actually ''be'' Desert Rose.
** [[spoiler:That theory is confirmed in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* OmnicidalManiac.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: What she did to Gas Whole.
* StalkerWithACrush: The Colt Leader has an unhealthy obsession with Gypsy Bard.
* ToThePain: She threatens to rip off Alt997!Claddie's limbs, impale him with his own horn, disembowel him (as much as such a concept can be applied to a golem), and force-feed him his own guts-equivalent, while making him watch her extract the information she needed if he didn't give her what she wanted. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then she actually does it when he's not cooperative.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played with: nopony in the town has anything bad to say about the Colt Leader (except Gypsy Bard), but there's ambiguity on whether [[AffablyEvil it is genuine]], everypony's too scared to say anything, or [[StockholmSyndrome everypony's been too scared to say anything for so long that they've come to internalize it.]] Everypony in town views (or deludes themselves into seeing) the Colt as a minor and harmless (if bizarre) religious movement.
* VillainousCrush: The Colt Leader to Gypsy Bard.
* WeCanRuleTogether: The leader makes this offer to [[spoiler:Desert Rose. She refused.]]

!!!Charity

Charity is the Colt Leader's most fanatical follower. A unicorn with an obsession with fashion.

* AffablyEvil
* DangerousDeserter: She went on a rampage in despair after Sweetie Bottle died.
* DeadLittleSister: Sweetie Bottle died when Charity abandoned her watch, leading the enemy to attack her home town. Charity had a golem built in the image of her little sister, which she refuses to acknowledge is a golem.
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption: When she and Applesack are resurrected by Sweetie Bottle using the Wandering Whistle in ''Universal Cracks'', both have apparently had a lot of time to think on their sins in the afterlife, and are instrumental in destroying the Colt Leader.]]
* TheDragon
* FreudianExcuse: See DeadLittleSister and ShellShockedVeteran.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''Universal Cracks'', she turns on the Colt Leader posthumously to save the multiverse.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Celestia, What Have I Done?]]: After recreating Sweetie Bottle as a soulless golem, she becomes horrified, then blanks out any memory that she had done this. As far as she's concerned, Sweetie Bottle never died. See she's right here!
* NiceHat: Her fashion obsession, particularly her interest in giants hats, is observed to be displacement for all the guilt she feels.
* PetTheDog: If nothing else, she does care deep down about Sweetie Bottle.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Watched her entire unit get wiped out by a dragon in [[GreatOffscreenWar The Third Griffon-Diamond Dog War]], and when redeployed she abandoned her post, which led to her hometown getting overrun.
* [[spoiler:[[TakeCareOfTheKids Take Care of My Sister]]: When she and Applesack are about to return to the Afterlife after stopping the Colt Leader, she hugs Sweetie Bottle one last time, then smiles at Claddie and the Marksmare, knowing that Sweetie is in good hooves.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Applesack. They both served in the war and like reminding each other of the other's failures, but they have each other's back.

!!!Applesack

An Earth Pony who was exiled from the famous Apple Clan.

* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: Posthumously, she regrets a lot of what she did in life.]]
* BerserkButton: Slavery.
* TheDragon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She hates slavery [[spoiler:because she was a slave at one point.]] It's a source of contention between her and Charity because the latter uses overseas slave labor. That said, Applesack doesn't mind what happens to Spur because her conditioning allows her hatred of dragons to overcome her morals against slavery.
* EvilVirtues: Applesack is very loyal, even if she's willing to do horrible things in the pursuit of that loyalty. This is most evident when she's willing to stand with Charity against Princess Sparkler.
* ExplosiveLeash: [[AssholeVictim Kills a slaver with one]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, it was the same slaver who enslaved her, and the same ExplosiveLeash [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the slaver collared her with]].]]
* FreudianExcuse: Claims it was being shunned by her family, though the way she acts, she probably deserved it. [[spoiler: She was actually betrayed by a family member, who sold her to a slaver. She eventually escaped, tracked her down, and gave the slaver the same ExplosiveLeash.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''Universal Cracks'', she turns on the Colt Leader posthumously to save the multiverse.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Claims to have done this during the war, but is frequently confronted with her behavior.
-->'''Charity:''' Is that why you drove that stampede into that school house?
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralMyopia: She hates slavery. Except when it involves dragons.
* TheNicknamer: Has weird names for everypony, mostly something to do with gravy.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: To a much greater extent than the others. "They're different than us, what do we do? Destroy! Destroy!"
** She's also known to keep Sheep political prisoners.
* PsychoForHire: Applesack likes hurting other ponies for its own sake.
* SociopathicSoldier: Applesack is strongly implied to have been a war criminal before joining the Colt.
* UndyingLoyalty: Claims to have this for Charity. [[spoiler:''Universal Cracks'' reveals how right she is- she joins Charity's spirit when it is recalled by the Wandering Whistle, for no reason other than she wanted to be where Charity was. As a result, they play a major role in stopping the Colt Leader.]]
* UnusualDysphemism: She tends to use disturbing metaphors. It's meant to show that she's not quite right in the head.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Charity. They both served in the war and like reminding each other of the other's failures, but they have each other's back.

!!!Attic Fan

A clipped-wing Pegasus, and one of the Colt's more vulnerable members. Officially named in ''Revenant's Effigy'', though several Colt members were mentioned to be in lock-up at the end of ''Amber of the Smooze''.

* AntiVillain: Attic Fan is not truly evil, just a broken pony seeking acceptance.
* BrokenAngel
* FreudianExcuse: See MadeASlave.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The heroes hear [[spoiler: The Assembler]] taking him apart, but the exact details are thankfully left to the imagination.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MadeASlave: Part of Attic Fan's backstory. His slavers also permanently crippled his wings.

!!!Princess Sparkler

A massively narcissistic unicorn who has framed multiple ponies in an attempt to gain their positions. She claims to be a princess and the daughter of Celestia. She isn't, but anyone who says otherwise does so at their own risk.

* AmplifierArtifact: She's not really that powerful an innate spellcaster, but her use of Smooze goo as a focus for her magic lets her manage abilities well above her natural talent. [[spoiler: In ''Alicorn Amulet'', she has posthumous designs for the eponymous artifact]].
* [[spoiler: BastardBastard: She might not have started as such, but between the betrayal, blackmail frame-job, banishment, her mother's refusal to acknowledge her, and contact with Smooze Goo, she's plenty nasty by the time she first appears in-story.]]
* BerserkButton: Telling her she's not a real princess. See TranquilFury.
* BlasphemousBoast: Claims to be part-Alicorn and more than mortal. She's insane, of course.
* [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magical Filly]]: Several excerpts from Alicorn Amulet showcase her as one of these.]]
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: [[spoiler: Her original appearance was somewhat similar to Tabula Rasa (albeit not to [[IdenticalStranger Colt Leader levels]]), but her plans to resurrect herself will let her construct a new body, which has been described as being "closer to her inspiration".]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Nopony tells Princess Sparkler she's not a real princess. Not if they want to live.
** A few leaked details of ''Alicorn Amulet'' reveals [[spoiler: she's really the bastard daughter of Princess Platinum the 23rd. This refers to a historical event where the actual Princess Platinum the 23rd was sick for a year and kept out of the public eye, fueling conspiracy theories that she had gotten pregnant and the family was keeping it a secret to prevent a scandal, even though the official medical records reveal that she had a severe case of Horn Pox exacerbated by a weak immune system and the family kept it quiet because she had always been an extremely private individual ([[TerrifiedOfGerms possibly due to her weak immune system]]). It is also likely a reference to Ember Roundup's first meeting with Beatrix Lulamoon, at a Hearth's Warming Eve pageant in which she was playing Princess Platinum]].
* FreudianExcuse: Was framed for treason [[spoiler: and denied her birthright]].
* JustAMachine: Her attitude toward Sweetie Bottle.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: In ''Alicorn Amulet'', she's planning on using the eponymous artifact to resurrect herself.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Celebrity" is somewhat pushing it, but the author admits her personality was a cross between an evil version of Doctor Tabula Rasa and an exaggerated caricature of Gusty Lulamoon's younger cousin, who she met at a Hearth's Warming party a few years before writing the book.
** Though [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/315/5/d/trixieville__not_mine__by_sethisto-d5knmm3.jpg this shows that the depiction might not have been so exaggerated.]] However, eyewitness accounts claim she's was high on powerful evil magic at the time, and is now moving past that.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* TranquilFury: She'll slowly flay your skin off your bones until there's nothing left, but she will do it in such a calm, nonchalant manner.

!!!Prism Rush

Seemingly a kooky, nearsighted, clumsy, idiotic pegasus who is being taken advantage of by Applesack, all it takes is a few wrong words to find out that he is one of the more deranged Colt Members. In his darker moments, he calls himself "Head of the Rainbow Factory", which is a reference to that old campfire story.

* BerserkButton: Implying Prism Rush is more than just a shallow moron. He actually threatens to murder Short Stuff and grind her up [[FanFic/RainbowFactory to make rainbows]] like in that old campfire story for doing so.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Prism Rush. He's a kooky, impulsive, nearsighted idiot, but get under his nerves and he will kill you and grind you into [[FanFic/RainbowFactory rainbow paste]]. Even though he has been repeatedly told that that's just a campfire story. Applesack knows how to screw with him without arousing his wrath.
* BlindWithoutEm: Prism Rush is extremely nearsighted, which prevented him from joining the army.
* BrainlessBeauty: Prism Rush is frequently described as being attractive, particularly as having beautiful eyes. He's also kind of an idiot.
* FreudianExcuse: The accident he caused that killed his friends and nearly blinded him has left him refusing to acknowledge reality.
* {{Irony}}: In ''Prism Rush Presents'', the self-proclaimed "Manager of the Rainbow Factory" gets too depressed actually reading the story, and improvises a happier ending. Justified in that this Prism Rush is taking anti-psychotic medication, and it's interacting with his psychosis in strange ways.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* StepfordSmiler: Prism Rush is proud of the fact that he's a shallow moron, but it's implied that he's in almost complete denial over the accident he caused that killed his old friends and nearly blinded him. He even admits that for years he thought his old friends just ditched him, when they were actually dead because of him.
* TooDumbToLive: Prism Rush isn't very bright. He kicks the Colt Leader's former abuser in the face, forcing a confrontation, and he doesn't seem to realize that he's joined a Colt. Applesack likes keeping him around for her own amusement. Even when he's slipping into his darker moments, he doesn't realize that The Rainbow Factory is just a story and that you can't make rainbows from grinding up ponies.
* VillainsNeverLie: Delusions and stupidity aside, Prism Rush is quite honest. Applesack has to shut him up several times lest he spill the beans about the nature of the Colt.
* WouldHurtAChild: He comes within moments of killing Short Stuff and it's said that she wouldn't have been his first.

!!!Gypsy Bard
A perky orphaned gypsy mare in the town where the Colt of Smooze set up. Despite knowing what's going on, she is constantly dismissed by the other residents as being crazy. [[spoiler: Turns out that the Colt Leader set this up as revenge for rebuffing her advances.]]

* CassandraTruth: She's been trying to warn ponies of the Colt of Smooze for years, but nopony would believe her.
* TheChewToy: Gets a lot of abuse, both from the town residents and from the universe at large.
* {{Foil}}: To the Colt of Smooze as a whole. Despite the crap she goes through, she never gave into despair, unlike the Colt of Smooze.
* ProperlyParanoid: She always purifies her water before drinking it, which helps keep the spiked water supply of the town from affecting her. She knows how to determine whether or not a pony is wearing hair dye, makeup, or even using magic to alter appearances. Sadly, she didn't consider [[GrandTheftMe soul transfer.]]
* SplitPersonality: When the Colt Leader infects her with Smooze Goo via ForcefulKiss, she starts acting like a Colombian drug lord.
-->"I started acting like a Colombian drug lord! I don't even know what a Colombian is!"
* StepfordSmiler: Type A: She is almost always chipper, but when the facade breaks, you find a deeply lonely individual.
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler: It's implied that the two children she adopts at the end of the book are the reincarnations of her parents.]]

!!!Spur

A baby dragon enslaved by Princess Sparkler. He's often tormented by the Colt, who see him as a way to vent their frustrations.

* BornIntoSlavery
* ButtMonkey: Deconstructed.
** IronButtMonkey: His natural durability is probably the only reason he's still alive.
* MadeOfIron: He is a dragon, after all.
* SadClown

!!!Sweetie Bottle

Charity's little sister. She died when her home town was overrun, but Charity had her remade as a golem. Charity doesn't treat her as any different, but that's more due to her intense denial.

* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: After having grown attached to Claddie and the Marksmare over the course of ''Universal Cracks'', she comes to their aid and uses the Wandering Whistle to summon Charity and Applesack to help destroy the Colt Leader.]] Claddie and the Marksmare are so proud.
* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Plays a major role in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* DemonicPossession: Princess Sparkler uses her body as a host for the demon Zrackerthod. Charity is not amused.
* [[DoAndroidsDream Do Golems Dream?]]: Upon the revelation of her Golem-ness, she positively ''breaks.'' ''Universal Seal'' has her slowly rebuilding her sense of self-worth, with the help of Daring, Claddie, and the Marksmare.
* [[RoboSpeak Golem Speak]]: Delves into this at points.
* MoralityPet: Is the only thing that keeps Charity from going off the deep end.
* PutOnABus: Vanished at the end of ''Amber of the Smooze'', due to her self-identity issues. ''Universal Cracks'' reveals that she's been living on the streets of Manehattan.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Sweetie Bottle never died. She's right here.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Equine Golems]]: Hardly anypony notices there's anything wrong with Sweetie Bottle, but considering all the weird crap that goes on in the town, that may be more due to the WeirdnessCensor.
* [[TinMan Tin Mare:]] After the revelation, she believes that golems aren't supposed to have emotions and tries to suppress them. She doesn't do a very good job.
* TrueCompanions: With Alice Springs and Short Stuff, as of ''Universal Cracks.''


!!!Gas Whole

A dragon with a history with the Colt Leader. He was the one who abused her, and as a result, became the OmnicidalManiac she's known to be. He's also implied to have been her father. [[spoiler: In ''Universal Cracks'', he's stated to have been her stepfather, and that they're both from an alternate reality.]]

* AbusiveParents: He's never outright stated to be her father [[spoiler: in the first book]], but he's implied to have some sort parental relationship with her, one filled with increasingly insane and malicious tortures.
* [[spoiler: BizarroUniverse: He's from the same universe as the Colt Leader.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: The Colt Leader disemboweled him when Prism Rush kicks him in the face, sending him on a rampage.]]
* TrainingFromHell: His supposed motive for abusing the Colt Leader.
* [[spoiler: [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]] In ''Universal Cracks'', he was stated to be her stepfather.]]

!!Count Vryko Lakas

An earth pony who's an on-again, off-again enemy and on-again, off-again ally of Daring Do. He only appears in the Expanded Universe. His motivations are a mystery to both Daring Do and the readers, and his side changes each Expanded Universe book that he's in. It's heavily implied that he's a vampony. He's also proven himself capable in a fight, holding his own against 3 villains at once.

Voiced by [[HughJackman Hugh Buckman]] in a high-profile fan adaptation.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: It's said his voice is low and deep.
** BadassBystander: He's been in this role, both working with and against Daring Do.
** BadassInANiceSuit
** CulturedBadass
** SpecsOfAwesome
* CannotConveySarcasm
** SarcasmBlind
* TheComicallySerious
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Garlic]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Which side he's on depends on the book.
* MysteriousPast
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Appears to be based on the [[GaryOldman Gary Oldmane]] portrayal of [[{{Dracula}} Count Chiroptula.]]
* NoSenseOfHumor
* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Our Vamponies Are Different]]
* PickyEater: He seems to prefer extremely juicy meat.
* [[SomebodyElsesProblem Somepony Else's Problem]]: As long as nothing forces him to get involved, he won't choose sides.
* TheStoic
** StoicSpectacles
* WildCard

!! Krastos
A demon introduced in the ExpandedUniverse book ''The Coronet of Chaos''. A demon that existed long before the founding of Equestria, he is a being that is literally MadeOfEvil, and therefore gains power from misery and chaos. It took all the power of the Alicorn race to stop him, and seal him away inside the eponymous coronet, before he was released from it in his introductory book. He goes out of his way to be as evil as possible, not just because it gives him power, but for the sick thrill it gives him.

He is a shapeshifter whose preferred forms are a kind of nightmarish bear creature and a mythological creature known as a "human", a freakish type of mostly hairless half-minotaur half-ape, possibly inspired by the ape/senator of [[TheCaligula Incitatus]].

Kratos' origins were finally revealed in his third appearance. [[spoiler:The crown he was sealed in, the eponymous Coronet of Chaos from his first story, was procured by an innocent professor of antiquities, who'd tried it on in jest for his fiance'e. He was subsequently, if subconciously at first, posessed by Krastos. The demon tormented the professor for months on end, alienating and isolating him as he slowly took over his mind and transformed his body, until finally, only Krastos remained.]]

A high-production fan-made adaptation managed to convince [[Creator/MarkHamill Mark Camel]] to voice him.

* AffablyEvil: He may be sadistic, but he can be very funny when he's not being NightmareFuel.
** One scene in the story involves him riding a teleporting ''tricycle'' to get to Chineigh and steal the Jade Glue of Xiao Ma.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassLongcoat
* {{BFG}}: He's the inventor of probably the strangest example-the Cannon Cannon. [[FlatWhat It's a cannon that shoots cannons]].
* BigBad: Takes this role for every book he appears in.
* [[spoiler: BlackEyesOfEvil]]: What his CoolShades are hiding.
* TheChessmaster
* CloudCuckooLander: Is clearly not all there-at times this is PlayedForLaughs, while at others his insanity is quite unnerving. ''May'' be a sort of ObfuscatingInsanity, as he does have some serious moments.
* CoolBike: His teleporting tricycle.
* CoolShades:
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
-->Daring Do: [[YouMonster You're a monster]]!
-->Krastos: [[SarcasmMode No, really? You are remarkably perceptive, Ms. Do]].
* DropTheHammer: He wields an enormous mallet.
* EldritchAbomination
* EmotionEater: Feeds on suffering, chaos etc. to gain power.
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: One of Krastos' primary forms is vaguely bear-like.
** Averted when he uses the Jade Glue of Xiao Ma to transform into a Minotaur-looking creature. After his transformation, his power multiplies by ten and he razes the entire country of Chineigh to the ground with his newfound powers just because he plain felt like it. [[spoiler: The joy of destroying Chineigh gives him just enough power to almost gain the upper hand during his final battle with Daring Do.]]
* EvilPlan: It's implied that the events of the two books he's appeared in have all been part of one by him-even [[spoiler: Tirac being defeated after Krastos freed him]] doesn't seem to bother him much, implying that it also somehow factors into his plans.
* EyePatchOfPower: His bear form sports an eyepatch. No one knows why he has it.
* {{Foil}}: To the Assembler
* KickTheDog: His brutal and violent beating of [[spoiler: Short Stuff]].
* KnifeNut
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: He actually has a record collection filled with nothing but the sounds of ponies suffering.
** [[{{Defictionalization}} For some reason, a fan has uploaded a fan-made recording]] of it. No pony was harmed in the making of it though. [[NightmareFuel We]] [[ParanoiaFuel hope.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays all the characters in his book like a fiddle-and at the end of the book, it's implied that his supposed defeat somehow factored into his plans as well.
** [[spoiler: That last part is confirmed in his second appearance-he may have been extremely powerful, but the coronet that had sealed him away was actually also keeping him from feeding on misery and chaos, which gives him more power. On top of that, the coronet was protected so that Krastos couldn't even touch it, so he had no way of destroying it. He tricked Daring into thinking the coronet was a SoulJar as well as the thing he was sealed in, prompting Daring to throw the Coronet into a volcano. Krastos faked his death when the coronet was destroyed, and actually started gaining more power. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He makes a point of thanking Daring for giving him his power-gaining abilities back]]]].
* [[spoiler: MesACrowd: His EvilPlan-he plans to turn every being in existence into a copy of himself. Due to his bloodthirstiness, this would cause every copy of himself to start fighting amongst themselves-and since they would be immortal, they would never die. And the original Krastos would be above it all, feeding on the chaos, constantly gaining power for all eternity. And if he got bored, he planned to turn a few hundred back occasionally and torture them in various ways, before reviving them, turning them back into a copy, and sending them out to fight again]].
* MundaneUtility: [[spoiler: When he starts to regain power]], the first thing he does is make theme music play any time he enters a room.
** As with many things in the fandom, [[{{Defictionalization}} one fan has composed]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmD478NnnoE a rendition of the theme]].
* NiceHat: He wears a fedora.
* NighInvulnerable: Krastos can take a lot of punishment, whether taking a small fleet's worth of concentrated fire, getting rammed by a Tigerhawk-class dreadnought, or going 12 rounds with the Assembler. Daring's best plan for taking him down involved detonating a large, destabilized leyline, an act that was described as being something that could [[NoKillLikeOverkill turn the Everfree Forest into the Everfree Crater]].
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Does not utilize death traps, but instead tries to kill any opposition as fast as possible.
* PostMortemComeback: In the post-''Tinker's Series'' story ''Rainbow Factory'', Krastos left a mind trap complete with a personality fragment to snag anypony he personally didn't like into the memories of the last manager of the rainbow factory of Old Cloudsdale.
* SanitySlippage: While still evil, he was much more composed in the past, and didn't go out of his way to be evil. However, he spent so much time sealed in the coronet that when he's released, he's been driven to insanity, which is why he is now so over-the-top with his evil. And his sanity just keeps slipping with every appearance he makes. Notable for still being a [[TheChessmaster very capable manipulator]] while still being utterly insane.
** [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity: The reason he manages to be so clever while seeming so insane-he only pretends to be insane because he finds it fun. Which just makes him even worse, since now he doesn't even have madness as an excuse for his actions]].
* TalkativeLoon: He frequently dips into this, both for [[PlayedForLaughs humor]] and [[NightmareFuel horror]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: 3 of them-brains, the souls of the condemned, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking chicken wings]].
* UltimateEvil: Apparently, if he were to reveal his true form, it would be so horrifying that the universe itself would die of fright.
* WeaponOfChoice: His giant mallet.

!![[DanVs Stan]]
A angry stallion earth pony that was first introduced in ''The Coronet of Chaos''. He's awfully petty, vowing revenge on whoever wrongs him no matter how minuscule. Daring accidentally eats his muffin in the beginning and he tracks her down throughout the entirety of the book. [[spoiler: Towards the climax, he of all ponies pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment towards Krastos distracting him long enough for Daring to complete the ritual to defeat him.]]

* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: His cutie mark is the word Jerk.
* OneNameOnly
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He's this towards Daring.
* SkywardScream
-->'''Stan''': ''Daring DOOOOOOOO!''

!!Sunnytown (AKA: The Blank Village).
A mysterious village where the adult pony population is curiously devoid of Cutie Marks. The town harbors a dark secret. Introduced in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', and is heavily used in the events of ''Tinker's Seal'', ''Legend of the Zomponies'', and ''Mirror Pond'', with mentions in ''Revenant's Effigy'' and ''Universal Cracks''.

* AndIMustScream: Any Blank killed will reconstitute eventually, but it takes a really long time and until then, they are stuck in an ethereal void without the ability to influence anything except the emotions of others.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the flashbacks in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', only Mitta and Greyhoof remember anything substantial of their lives prior to the founding of Sunnytown beyond the plague. Greyhoof's reaction indicated that not only was he responsible, but he was scared that the information might spread [[spoiler: As part of another deal with the dark power he would make after the founding of Sunnytown, he couldn't let the information spread. Unfortunately, his blatant execution of Starlet, Roneo, and Mitta led to a lot of questions being asked, which led to some discoveries, which led to Greyhoof's more extreme behaviors until the dark power he dealt with took it as a breach of contract and cursed them all. Greyhoof managed to salvage the situation somewhat, using Ruby and Roneo's ruby as focal points for a blasphemous ritual.]]
* ThePurge: Greyhoof orchestrates a purging on the village when ponies start developing Cutie Marks. It gets so bad, he invokes dark powers to recreate them all without their curse marks, using both the eponymous ruby and Ruby herself as the linchpins of the ritual (meaning Ruby gets to be the one who dies over and over again, though the subsequent murders of Starlet and Roneo were included, as Ruby wasn't quite dead yet).
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: With the exception of Starlet, in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', none of the Blanks pay any attention to non-ponies.
* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.

!!!Greyhoof
An Earth Pony in a small village called Sunny Town in a forest in ''Ruby of the Blank Village''. [[spoiler: He's also the Leader of the "Nightmares". Revealed in ''Tinker's Seal'' to have been a briefly-hired lab assistant to Steam Whistle in his youth.]]

* [[spoiler: AmbiguousCloneEnding: Played with. While Greyhoof and all his clones are killed off in ''Mirror Pond'', it's left ambiguous as to whether or not the last one was the original Greyhoof.]]
* BastardUnderstudy: Of [[spoiler:Steam Whistle.]]
* BerserkButton: Anything that might be perceived as involving the Cutie Pox. [[spoiler: Steam Whistle's assistants find out the hard way when they mentioned they were trying to replicate the condition without the deleterious effects.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]
* BodyHorror: In ''Mirror Pond'', [[spoiler: as he creates more clones, they start to degenerate. Several of them have digits similar to minotaurs on their hooves. [[AuthorAppeal Yes, L. Heartstrings was a co-writer on this in case you were wondering.]]]]
* [[spoiler: CloneDegeneration: As Greyhoof uses more and more of the diluted Mirror Pond, his clones are less and less... there. Worse when he uses them to slow his infection.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will, this is a pony who, even as a young child, did everything he could to save the other surviving children from the horrors they lived through.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
* [[spoiler: DrowningMySorrows: He downs Ghoul's 470-proof cider upon the discovery that there's a cure for Cutie Pox that's activated by telling the truth. He then eats a torch. [[SelfImmolation It goes as well as expected.]]]]
* EnemyMine: How he viewed his work with Steam Whistle and his assistants. He had hope that they might develop/have developed something that might let them undo the damage or prevent anypony else from developing Cutie Pox. When he found out about the Cutie Mark Replicator and how it was inspired by his [[TalkingInYourSleep nightmare-induced ramblings about the Cutie Pox]], he severed this alliance, and subsequently the assorted jugulars of the designers.
* [[spoiler: FauxAffablyEvil]]
* {{Foil}}: To Mitta and Starlet. With Mitta, they're both ponies who did horrible things for the sake of the community. But while Mitta learned to regret her betrayal, Greyhoof pressed on no matter what. However, compared to Starlet, Greyhoof did the horrible things he did out of a [[WellIntentionedExtremist misguided desire to protect everypony]], [[AxeCrazy while Starlet loved doing what she did.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for everything.
* KnightOfCerebus: When he appears in a story, you ''know'' things will spiral downward.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For everything he did, the fleeing into the Everfree Forest, the pacts with dark forces, his work with Steam Whistle, and the orchestration of the culling of the "infected", in ''Mirror Pond'' he's the only one out of all of Sunnytown to have a confirmed case of the Cutie Pox. Only his duplication powers let him slow it down by spreading it among his clones, which [[CloneDegeneration does not help their attitudes]].]]
* MindRape: What he did to Gladstone and Three Leaf when they started asking questions. In fact, pretty much the entire town because of the ritual.
* [[spoiler: NeverMyFault: Even when it's shown that his actions led to the curse on Sunny Town, he still refuses to believe he's at fault. He firmly believes that Ruby is to blame for everything, even though the poor filly couldn't help that she got her cutie mark.]]
** [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Celestia, What Have I Done]]: Being forced to face the truth in Mirror Pond reveals that he was the one who caused the Cutie Pox plague in the first place, and most of the bad things associated with the Blank Village were because of his actions (though specifically not Starlet's dubious sanity nor Mitta's betrayal of Ruby). Though given how remorseless Greyhoof has been, the others wonder if this was a sign of CloneDegeneration.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Is compared to The Assembler as they're both literally soulless monsters who have destroyed countless in their misguided attempts to protect Equestria (Greyhoof having sold his soul at one point).
* PetTheDog: He actually did care for the residents, even Ruby, seeing the purge as a [[ShootTheDog grim necessity.]]
* PromotionToParent: He became this in the aftermath of the plague. Considering that he was a precutiescent colt leading the other precutiescent survivors, he had a lot on his plate, so it's probably little wonder he snapped.
* RitualMagic: Like all Earth Ponies, his ability to use magic is more on the latent side. As a result, when he wants to achieve overt supernatural effects, he uses rituals. Some of the things he's done are described as being like "trying to make evil Zap Apple Jam in the deepest regions of Tartarus."
* [[spoiler: SelfDuplication]]
* [[spoiler: SelfImmolation: He uses the 470-proof Hard Apple Cider.]]
* ShootTheDog: How he viewed his horrific acts. Distasteful, but necessary.
* [[ManChild Stallion Foal]][=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: As a foal, Greyhoof took the responsibility to lead the exodus, founded Sunnytown and took all the actions he believed he needed to help his friends, but growing up, he would never take responsibility for what he did do, ultimately locking them in the cycle to begin with.
* StealthExpert: To the point where he's able to bluff the few ponies he comes into contact with while working for Steam Whistle that his talent is hiding.
* StepfordSmiler: Acts cheerful even when he's ticked off. [[spoiler:His duplicates, less so.]]
* TheUnfettered: Is absolutely willing to do anything to save his little community from the threat he saw, from selling his soul to the dark power to protect his village, to working with Steam Whistle, to locking them in time, to culling the "infected", [[WouldHurtAChild to recruiting the ones that could be saved]].
* [[spoiler: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The event that touched off the Cutie Pox Plague was accidentally caused by him. Everything that followed... not so accidental.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: He gets infected. The one thing he's been running from his entire life, and the only thing he fears, catches up to him. It's not pretty.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: To some extent, according to ''Mirror Pond'', the horrors that he saw virtually broke him, causing him to go to all sorts of extremes to try and prevent another Cutie Pox outbreak, from working with Steam Whistle to brokering a deal with the dark spirit, to organizing the killing of the "infected". Unfortunately, a lot of pain could have been prevented if he took responsibility in the first place instead of running and looking for solutions that would let have let him hide his involvement.
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]]: His plan in ''Mirror Pond'' involves [[spoiler: using his clones to kidnap ponies free from the Curse Mark taint to repopulate Sunnytown.]]

!!!Ruby
The first pony to gain a Cutie Mark in Sunnytown, and subsequently its first victim.

* {{Foreshadowing}}
->'''Mitta:''' Yeah Ruby, you have a talent for finding things, but don't forget, one of those things you find is trouble.
* {{Forgiveness}}: She is willing to forgive them all, and help them find their way. Even Starlet and Greyhoof, though she is admittedly a little hesitant on Starlet.
* TheScapegoat: Is blamed for returning the curse back to Sunnytown.

!!!Mitta
Ruby's best friend, but fear drove her to betray her when Ruby found her Mark.

* TheAtoner: She sold out Ruby when Ruby went into hiding, and regretted it. This regret let her see through the veil that Greyhoof pulled over them.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Takes out a good-sized chunk of the other Nightmares by forcing them into the Gilded Marksmare's kill zone.]]
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Part of the terms of the agreement with the dark power of Sunnytown is that the memory of their past was to be suppressed. When Mitta starts to feel remorse for betraying Ruby, she also starts to remember. Greyhoof has her killed immediately.
* TheOathBreaker: Mitta swore to Ruby that she would keep her safe, no matter what. But when Ruby manifested her Cutie Mark, Mitta hid her, only to almost immediately betray her location to her pursuers. Mitta would grow to become disgusted with herself.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Tinker's Seal'', [[spoiler: seeing that the cycle could be broken since Daring and her friends arrived, she steps up, and forces as many of the other Nightmares into the Gilded Marksmare's kill zone.]]

!!!Starlet
Seemingly a friendly pony with a crush on Roneo, she hides a very different personality. While the others fear the Cutie Marks, she does not. She sees them as different, and anything different in Starlet's eyes must be destroyed.

* CatchPhrase: "[[http://babyrainbou.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Other-Tale-of-the-Blanks-241008233 No]] [[http://babyrainbou.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Other-Tale-of-the-Blanks-part-two-280659317 freaks.]]"
* CreepyChild: When Greyhoof led his exodus and burned the old village to the ground to stop the spread, the others cried or whimpered. Starlet just smiled at the proceedings.
* KnifeNut: Like cutting up ponies.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: While the others fear Cutie Marks because of their experiences with the Plague, Starlet seems to hate anything sentient that isn't a blank Earth Pony. While the others killed their victims and burned their bodies to prevent the spreading the disease, Starlet took pleasure in cutting off their horns and wings ''while they were still alive''.

!!!Roneo

A genuinely friendly pony who likewise has a crush on Starlet, he nevertheless shares Greyhoof's paranoia about the plague and sides with him the moment they believe it to be back.

* DeathByIrony: About as literally as is possible for the trope.
* FirstPersonSmartass: At the worst possible time.
* GallowsHumour: One can put it down to shock, and he doesn't say it out loud (in the book at least), but it's telling that his first reaction to his new girlfriend's murder was to note the irony of her being killed because of the Cutie Mark that she got for helping kill Ruby
* NoSympathy: He wasted no time in turning on Ruby once he believed her to be infected, though unlike Starlet he certainly took no pleasure in it.
* UngratefulBastard: Some readers see him as this, considering that Ruby had only just helped him get together with Starlet.

!!!Three Leaf
Another one of the residents with a speaking role. She tells the visitors that they're self-sufficient and don't get many visitors.

* HeKnowsTooMuch: Three Leaf had her brain scrubbed because of what Gladstone told her.
* MindRape: Greyhoof wasn't going to let Sunnytown's secret get out, but unlike with Mitta, he had learned the mental suppression ritual by then.
* StepfordSmiler: Greyhoof was pretty brutal in suppressing her memory.
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, she always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.

!!!Gladstone
Another one of the residents with a speaking role.

* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Yes. Three Leaf.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Despite cheering on the execution of Ruby, Starlet, and Roneo, a few things he heard Mitta say disturbed him. In his investigations he found some stuff out, requiring Greyhoof to do something about it.
* MindRape: Greyhoof wasn't going to let Sunnytown's secret get out, but unlike with Mitta, he had learned the mental suppression ritual by then.
* StepfordSmiler: Greyhoof was pretty brutal in suppressing his memory.
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, he always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.

!! [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lieutenant Commander Woof]]
Introduced in the ExpandedUniverse ''Star Quest'' trilogy, Lieutenant Commander Woof is a Diamond Dog orphan raised by ponies. His warrior's instincts and combat sense saw his rise through the ranks up to a bridge officer on the Equestrian flagship. Unfortunately, he's the butt of numerous jokes in the fandom, due to him being the first in line whenever the bad guys need to establish themselves as a threat.

* TheBigGuy: Can look Princess Celestia eye-to-eye.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: He was raised with romantic notions of the old Diamond Dog ways, as honorable guardians of the wealth of the underworld and the helpers of Cerberus, before rampant cultural degeneration made them the stereotype they became known for (it should be noted that actual Diamond Dog history isn't well enough known and the ExpandedUniverse author who wrote him admits he made this characterization up wholesale).
* TheStoic: Daring tries many times trying to get him to lighten up.
* [[TokenHeroicOrc Token Heroic Diamond Dog]]: One of the Ur-Examples.
* [[TheWorfEffect The Woof Effect]]: For a guy made out to be as powerful as he is, he gets punked a disproportionate number of times.

!!Constable Odonata
An independent Changeling and head of security at Deep Void 9. Introduced in ''Daring Do and the Imperium.''

* TheStoic: Even more than Woof.


!!Ed Saddler
A pegasus stallion who cared for the needy in the years before Discord's rise, he appears in the Star Quest novel ''Daring Do and the Defeat of Celestia''. In the proper timeline, [[spoiler:he was killed when a boulder fell on him]]. In the timeline where Woof [[spoiler:saved him from this, Saddler befriended young Celestia and Luna, and because his total pacifism rubbed off on them, they did not challenge Discord until it was too late]]. By the time Daring and [=LaHorse=] figure this out, Daring is in love with him.
* [[ForWantOfANail For Want of a Sandal-Strap]]: Or rather, for want of [[spoiler:a tragic accident]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero
* StupidGood[=/=]SuicidalPacifist

!! Lord Bullrush
Appeared in "Daring Do and the Redhorn Cult". He is the insane and sinister leader of the Redhorn Cult that sacrifices foals to their god. [[spoiler: He and the other cult members resurrect and modify Koloktos to make it their weapon of destruction]].

* EvilSoundsDeep: In the story, he is described as "...having a voice that sounded like the bellowing of ten buffalo".
* [[KillAllHumans Kill All Ponies]]: The primary desire of Lord Bullrush and his reason for [[spoiler: reviving Koloktos]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Lord Bullrush met his end when he was incinerated by Koloktos]].
* LargeHam: Is known for shouting long speeches to his cult members. This gives Daring Do a perfect distraction to sneak around their hideout.
* LightningBruiser: He has proven to be fairly swift and strong in his tussle with Daring Do.
* LightIsNotGood: He is described as having a white coat with a silvery mane.
* [[HumanSacrifice Pony Sacrifice]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ReligionOfEvil: Sums up the entire Redhorn Cult.
* [[spoiler: SerialKiller: According to WordOfGod, it turns out he never believed anything he said for his cult, it was merely an excuse for him to get help in killing other ponies.]]
* TheSociopath: He certainly fits the bill.
* [[spoiler:StrawHypocrite]]
* WouldHurtAChild

!! Anne Bonfire
An Earth Pony SkyPirate and ally of Daring Do. While she is on the side of good, she sees nothing wrong with stealing. She leads a group of mostly pegasus fliers called the "Bonny Bombers"

* AcePilot
* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: She's an earth pony rather than a pegasus, but she is still one of the best fliers around
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She comes to help defend Manehattan in ''Tinker's Seal'']].
* CoolAirship: She gets one of these. [[spoiler:It's the ''Executor'', which she took after killing the previous owner]].
* CoolPlane: The ''Falcon'' is one of the fastest, most agile planes around
* [[CutLexLuthorACheck Cut Hex Hoofor A Check]]: She doesn't just patent her technology and use the money to start charities and employ the poor because she's a wanted criminal the world over. Piracy on the high skies carries stiff penalties, so the best she could hope for is being thrown in jail for the rest of her life and the worst is that she'd be thrown off her skyship... for the rest of her life. Besides, where's the fun in running a business?
* GadgeteerGenius: She designed her plane
* GirlyBruiser
* {{Greed}}
* [[JustLikeRobinHood Just Like Robin Hoof]]: When she steals cash, she gives it to the poor (or, at least what's left after a "reasonable percentage")
* KarmicThief: Most of Anne's targets are [[{{Jerkass}} total jerks]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: She usually steals from the corrupt and avaricious.
* LoveableRogue
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Daring is well aware she can't allow Anne and Storm in the same room because they're a pirate and a retired pirate hunter respectively.
* PirateGirl
* PowerBlonde
* SkyPirate

!! Darkling Brighteye
A mysterious individual who appeared in ''Daring Do and the Skull of Ages'', who wants the titular skull so that he can use it to enhance his DeathRay. For quite some time, he's seen only on monitors, and then in silhouette and extreme close-ups, meaning descriptions are rather vague until late on. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a unicorn whose special talent is the manipulation of light and darkness. With his death ray, he can magnify his power, usurping control of the sun and moon and ruling the world]]

* [[spoiler:[[AGodAmI An Alicorn am I]]: He thinks that control of the sun and moon will essentially make him divine-level. When that doesn't work out, he uses the ray to give himself control of the cosmos]].

to:

[[folder:Notable Expanded Universe [[folder:Daring Do and the Bauble of Mystery Exclusive Characters]]
!!Mahavir/Mahiavar

A student at
!!Dr. Egghead

The main villain of ''The Bauble of Mystery'', he steals
the university, Mahavir/Mahiavar (his name changes spelling with different editions) is an eager young Earth stallion with a tendency item in question to land himself in trouble. Only mentioned once in the canon books, he's given a much greater role in the Expanded Universe.

* NoodleIncident: His sole mention in ''Wooden Mask'' is this.
-->''"Let me guess." Daring groaned. "Mahavir/Mahiavar's in the hospital again, isn't he? He never learns..."''

!!The Smooze

The Smooze is a monster supposedly from a [[MyLittlePony previous iteration of the world]] [[MyLittlePonyTheMovie who came perilously close to destroying it.]] Although it was destroyed instead, a piece of it survived in stasis, known as [[ArtifactOfDoom the Amber of the Smooze]].

* ArtifactOfDoom: The Amber Of The Smooze.
* TheAssimilator: The Smooze can turn anything it covers into more Smooze, though some materials are more easily converted than others.
* BrownNote: Its song.
* TheCorruption: Just being touched by Smooze ooze will corrupt somepony. Daring wonders if the Colt members would be half as crazy as they are without it.
* EldritchAbomination
* MindControl: Those not cleansed of the Smooze are taken over by it.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: It only talks once, but when it does, it sounds like 'A thousand of the same voice, speaking from the bottom of an echoing chasm.'
** It gets even worse in ''Universal Cracks'', when multiple Smoozes from multiple alternate universes speak ''at the same time.''

!!Colt Of Smooze.
A cult of nihilists who seek to end the world by releasing the Smooze.

Tropes associated with the Colt:

* AssimilationPlot: The plan is that when everypony is Smooze, then nopony needs to be alone. A similar concept was found in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Neon Genesis Equinegellion.]]
* [[KickTheDog Buck The Dog]]: They all enjoy picking on Spur (or Rayback when Spur's not available).
* DespairEventHorizon: While Smooze corruption can be fought off with [[HeroicResolve sufficient willpower]] (especially when using purification effects), the Colt members are the kinds of ponies who see themselves as having nothing left to fight for.
* DrivenToSuicide: The heroes found a potion recipe that can counteract Smooze corruption. It fails on most of the Colt members because they couldn't be bothered to fight TheCorruption,
power his death machine and the few who did only did so to end their misery more quickly.
* FiveBadBand: Of course.
** BigBad: The Colt Leader
** CoDragons: Applesack and Charity
** TheBrute: Prism Rush
** TheEvilGenius: Princess Sparkler
** TheDarkChick: Attic Fan.
* FreudianExcuse: The Colt of Smooze all include ponies who have suffered greatly.
* HiddenInPlainSight: The Colt's hideout turned out to be [[spoiler:a spa located in the middle of town.]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Colt ends up being subsumed by the Smooze.]]
** [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: The Colt Leader was unaccounted for during this event, with many readers led to believe she did not suffer in the fate that the rest of the followers did. The ''Tinker's Series'' assumes that she escaped.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: The lot of them, but especially the Colt Leader.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They all hate dragons, thus their treatment of Spur, and later Rayback.
* ThePurge: [[spoiler:The Assembler]] kills all of the remaining members off [[spoiler:except for one, who is revealed to have been the Colt Leader]].

!!!The Colt Leader/[[spoiler:[=Alt666=]!Desert Rose]]

The quiet but vicious leader of the Colt of Smooze. A Pegasus who looks almost exactly like Desert Rose. [[spoiler: According to Universal Cracks,
it's because she is, albeit from an alternate reality]].
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Her stepfather was a sadistic dragon who stole her from her home universe and tormented her relentlessly.]]
* AffablyEvil
* AudioErotica: Charity talks about how the Colt Leader tempts ''demons'' with her dulcet tones.
* {{Badass}}: The Colt Leader may be an evil, malevolent, manipulative OmnicidalManiac, but she slays demons with ease and has killed numerous dragons ("Only a dozen" in her own words, though this statement was made before her "reunion" with her abuser). She is probably the deadliest hoof-to-hoof fighter alive. [[spoiler: She turns out
up to be the surviving Colt member after The Assembler's purge.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes: The Colt Leader is a quiet, unassuming pegasus who also happened
you to be the greatest demon-binder of the era (and she enforced get it back! He tends to control not by ritual but by killing other demons while politely insinuating the survivors might be next), as well as having hoof-slew over a dozen dragons.
* BigBad: Of ''Universal Cracks.''
* BizarroUniverse: Daring wonders whether or not she's from one. [[spoiler: She is.]]
* BreakingLecture: In ''Tinker's Seal'', the surviving Colt Member in the rematch suggests to The Assembler that its obsessive behavior over her is inconsistent with that of a soulless automaton and that it may be developing a soul of its own, which means that not only can it no longer hide behind the excuse of programming for its atrocities, but it is also now corruptible by the monster it's designed to fight. She goes on to suggest that that's why it's spending so much time going after her and her associates, because it knows it can no longer do what it's meant to do, and so goes after easier targets to justify itself.
** It shrugs it off putting its soldiers and the golem siblings as an example of why emotions aren't synonyms with a soul, and gets to counter it later in the fight, with the Assembler comparing her to Steam Whistle, and mentioning that he actually tried to prevent
his incident from happening to anypony ever again, while she just decided to fetch an ArtifactOfDoom (which she didn't even make) and end Equestria and the world without ever stopping to think that maybe there are solutions other than "kill everything".
*** Of course, both of
minions by sealing them fail. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Conflicting]] [[TheCorruption moral codes]] can get in the way of these.
* DeadlyUpgrade: The Smooze helps make her an unstoppable combatant, but she has to switch bodies because the Smooze corruption was melting her. Even after Desert Rose [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu purges it from the both of them]] using the [[DeathGlare Eyes of Fatima]], the Colt Leader would later use it to enact her plans in ''Tinker's Seal''
magical armor suits and ''Universal Cracks''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In her debut the Colt Leader wore the exact same pink hijab as Desert Rose did. When she re-emerged in Tinker's Seal, she ditched the pink hijab for
possesses a red silk scarf and let her hair out a lot more.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: The Colt Leader has a habit
[[SonicTheHedgehog particular hatred of killing small animals as a sacrifice to Smooze. It's another thing that sets her apart from Desert Rose.
** She tries to kill Oasis the first chance she gets, which causes him to be MIA for some time.
** ''Universal Cracks'' has her up the ante: She is specifically mentioned to be the first Pony in history to [[spoiler:attempt ''Omnicide''- the complete destruction of all life forms in all realities, as sacrifices to an AlternateUniverse Smooze.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Desert Rose. Both are quiet, soft-spoken pegasi. However, Desert Rose is sweet and kind, while the Colt Leader is...not. [[spoiler:In fact, they're so similar that the Colt Leader tried to tell Desert Rose that they were sisters. When that didn't work, she stole Desert Rose's body due to the similarities.]]
* ForcefulKiss: [[spoiler: After taking over Desert Rose's body, the Colt Leader gets close to Gypsy Bard as Desert Rose, her only established friend, and lays one on her.]]
* FreudianExcuse: The Colt Leader was abused by a dragon who thought of more and more sadistic tortures for her. It's further implied, though never directly stated, that the Colt Leader's abuser was actually her own father. [[spoiler: According to ''Universal Cracks'', he was her stepfather.]]
* [[LovecraftianSuperpower Hoofcraftian Superpower]]: By the end of ''Universal Cracks'', her mastery of Smooze allows her to create Smooze appendages.
* IdenticalStranger: To the point where Daring wonders if the Colt Leader is a changeling or Desert Rose from a BizarroUniverse. [[spoiler: The ''Tinker's Series'' assumes the latter.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: What she did to Alt997!Claddie was done because he had information she needed, but he had slaughtered several villages by that point.
* [[spoiler:MySkullRunnethOver: How she dies in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* NoNameGiven: Her real name is not given [[spoiler: initially]]. She's only ever referred to as Desert Rose when she's impersonating her, or some kind of religious title like 'Colt Leader'. Though if Daring's theory about the BizarroUniverse is true, her name might actually ''be'' Desert Rose.
** [[spoiler:That theory is confirmed in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* OmnicidalManiac.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: What she did to Gas Whole.
* StalkerWithACrush: The Colt Leader has an unhealthy obsession with Gypsy Bard.
* ToThePain: She threatens to rip off Alt997!Claddie's limbs, impale him with his own horn, disembowel him (as much as such a concept can be applied to a golem), and force-feed him his own guts-equivalent, while making him watch her extract the information she needed if he didn't give her what she wanted. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then she actually does it when he's not cooperative.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played with: nopony in the town has anything bad to say about the Colt Leader (except Gypsy Bard), but there's ambiguity on whether [[AffablyEvil it is genuine]], everypony's too scared to say anything, or [[StockholmSyndrome everypony's been too scared to say anything for so long that they've come to internalize it.]] Everypony in town views (or deludes themselves into seeing) the Colt as a minor and harmless (if bizarre) religious movement.
* VillainousCrush: The Colt Leader to Gypsy Bard.
* WeCanRuleTogether: The leader makes this offer to [[spoiler:Desert Rose. She refused.
hedgehogs.]]

!!!Charity

Charity is the Colt Leader's most fanatical follower. A unicorn with an obsession with fashion.

* AffablyEvil
* DangerousDeserter: She went on a rampage in despair after Sweetie Bottle died.
* DeadLittleSister: Sweetie Bottle died when Charity abandoned her watch, leading the enemy to attack her home town. Charity had a golem built in the image of her little sister, which she refuses to acknowledge is a golem.
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption: When she and Applesack are resurrected by Sweetie Bottle using the Wandering Whistle in ''Universal Cracks'', both have apparently had a lot of time to think on their sins in the afterlife, and are instrumental in destroying the Colt Leader.]]
* TheDragon
* FreudianExcuse: See DeadLittleSister and ShellShockedVeteran.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''Universal Cracks'', she turns on the Colt Leader posthumously to save the multiverse.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Celestia, What Have I Done?]]: After recreating Sweetie Bottle as a soulless golem, she becomes horrified, then blanks out any memory that she had done this. As far as she's concerned, Sweetie Bottle never died. See she's right here!
* NiceHat: Her fashion obsession, particularly her interest in giants hats, is observed to be displacement for all the guilt she feels.
* PetTheDog: If nothing else, she does care deep down about Sweetie Bottle.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Watched her entire unit get wiped out by a dragon in [[GreatOffscreenWar The Third Griffon-Diamond Dog War]], and when redeployed she abandoned her post, which led to her hometown getting overrun.
* [[spoiler:[[TakeCareOfTheKids Take Care of My Sister]]: When she and Applesack are about to return to the Afterlife after stopping the Colt Leader, she hugs Sweetie Bottle one last time, then smiles at Claddie and the Marksmare, knowing that Sweetie is in good hooves.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Applesack. They both served in the war and like reminding each other of the other's failures, but they have each other's back.

!!!Applesack

An Earth Pony who was exiled from the famous Apple Clan.

* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: Posthumously, she regrets a lot of what she did in life.]]
* BerserkButton: Slavery.
* TheDragon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She hates slavery [[spoiler:because she was a slave at one point.]] It's a source of contention between her and Charity because the latter uses overseas slave labor. That said, Applesack doesn't mind what happens to Spur because her conditioning allows her hatred of dragons to overcome her morals against slavery.
* EvilVirtues: Applesack is very loyal, even if she's willing to do horrible things in the pursuit of that loyalty. This is most evident when she's willing to stand with Charity against Princess Sparkler.
* ExplosiveLeash: [[AssholeVictim Kills a slaver with one]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, it was the same slaver who enslaved her, and the same ExplosiveLeash [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the slaver collared her with]].]]
* FreudianExcuse: Claims it was being shunned by her family, though the way she acts, she probably deserved it. [[spoiler: She was actually betrayed by a family member, who sold her to a slaver. She eventually escaped, tracked her down, and gave the slaver the same ExplosiveLeash.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''Universal Cracks'', she turns on the Colt Leader posthumously to save the multiverse.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Claims to have done this during the war, but is frequently confronted with her behavior.
-->'''Charity:''' Is that why you drove that stampede into that school house?
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralMyopia: She hates slavery. Except when it involves dragons.
* TheNicknamer: Has weird names for everypony, mostly something to do with gravy.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: To a much greater extent than the others. "They're different than us, what do we do? Destroy! Destroy!"
** She's also known to keep Sheep political prisoners.
* PsychoForHire: Applesack likes hurting other ponies for its own sake.
* SociopathicSoldier: Applesack is strongly implied to have been a war criminal before joining the Colt.
* UndyingLoyalty: Claims to have this for Charity. [[spoiler:''Universal Cracks'' reveals how right she is- she joins Charity's spirit when it is recalled by the Wandering Whistle, for no reason other than she wanted to be where Charity was. As a result, they play a major role in stopping the Colt Leader.]]
* UnusualDysphemism: She tends to use disturbing metaphors. It's meant to show that she's not quite right in the head.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Charity. They both served in the war and like reminding each other of the other's failures, but they have each other's back.

!!!Attic Fan

A clipped-wing Pegasus, and one of the Colt's more vulnerable members. Officially named in ''Revenant's Effigy'', though several Colt members were mentioned to be in lock-up at the end of ''Amber of the Smooze''.

* AntiVillain: Attic Fan is not truly evil, just a broken pony seeking acceptance.
* BrokenAngel
* FreudianExcuse: See MadeASlave.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The heroes hear [[spoiler: The Assembler]] taking him apart, but the exact details are thankfully left to the imagination.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MadeASlave: Part of Attic Fan's backstory. His slavers also permanently crippled his wings.

!!!Princess Sparkler

A massively narcissistic unicorn who
BaldOfEvil: He has framed multiple ponies in an attempt to gain their positions. She claims to be a princess and the daughter of Celestia. She isn't, but anyone who says otherwise does so at their own risk.

* AmplifierArtifact: She's not really that powerful an innate spellcaster, but her use of Smooze goo as a focus for her magic lets her manage abilities well above her natural talent. [[spoiler: In ''Alicorn Amulet'', she has posthumous designs for the eponymous artifact]].
* [[spoiler: BastardBastard: She might not have started as such, but between the betrayal, blackmail frame-job, banishment, her mother's refusal to acknowledge her, and contact with Smooze Goo, she's plenty nasty by the time she first appears in-story.]]
* BerserkButton: Telling her she's not a real princess. See TranquilFury.
* BlasphemousBoast: Claims to be part-Alicorn and more than mortal. She's insane, of course.
* [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magical Filly]]: Several excerpts from Alicorn Amulet showcase her as one of these.]]
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: [[spoiler: Her original appearance was somewhat similar to Tabula Rasa (albeit not to [[IdenticalStranger Colt Leader levels]]), but her plans to resurrect herself will let her construct a new body, which has been described as being "closer to her inspiration".]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Nopony tells Princess Sparkler she's not a real princess. Not if they want to live.
** A few leaked details of ''Alicorn Amulet'' reveals [[spoiler: she's really the bastard daughter of Princess Platinum the 23rd. This refers to a historical event where the actual Princess Platinum the 23rd was sick for a year and kept out of the public eye, fueling conspiracy theories that she had gotten pregnant and the family was keeping it a secret to prevent a scandal, even though the official medical records reveal that she had a severe case of Horn Pox exacerbated by a weak immune system and the family kept it quiet because she had always been an extremely private individual ([[TerrifiedOfGerms possibly due to her weak immune system]]). It is also likely a reference to Ember Roundup's first meeting with Beatrix Lulamoon, at a Hearth's Warming Eve pageant in which she was playing Princess Platinum]].
* FreudianExcuse: Was framed for treason [[spoiler: and denied her birthright]].
* JustAMachine: Her attitude toward Sweetie Bottle.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: In ''Alicorn Amulet'', she's planning on using the eponymous artifact to resurrect herself.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Celebrity" is somewhat pushing it, but the author admits her personality was a cross between an evil version of Doctor Tabula Rasa and an exaggerated caricature of Gusty Lulamoon's younger cousin, who she met at a Hearth's Warming party a few years before writing the book.
** Though [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/315/5/d/trixieville__not_mine__by_sethisto-d5knmm3.jpg this shows that the depiction might not have been so exaggerated.]] However, eyewitness accounts claim she's was high on powerful evil magic at the time, and is now moving past that.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* TranquilFury: She'll slowly flay your skin off your bones until there's nothing left, but she will do it in such a calm, nonchalant manner.

!!!Prism Rush

Seemingly a kooky, nearsighted, clumsy, idiotic pegasus who is being taken advantage of by Applesack, all it takes is a few wrong words to find out that he is one of the more deranged Colt Members. In his darker moments, he calls himself "Head of the Rainbow Factory", which is a reference to that old campfire story.

* BerserkButton: Implying Prism Rush is more than just a shallow moron. He actually threatens to murder Short Stuff and grind her up [[FanFic/RainbowFactory to make rainbows]] like in that old campfire story for doing so.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Prism Rush. He's a kooky, impulsive, nearsighted idiot, but get under his nerves and he will kill you and grind you into [[FanFic/RainbowFactory rainbow paste]]. Even though he has been repeatedly told that that's just a campfire story. Applesack knows how to screw with him without arousing his wrath.
* BlindWithoutEm: Prism Rush is extremely nearsighted, which prevented him from joining the army.
* BrainlessBeauty: Prism Rush is frequently described as being attractive, particularly as having beautiful eyes. He's also kind of an idiot.
* FreudianExcuse: The accident he caused that killed his friends and nearly blinded him has left him refusing to acknowledge reality.
* {{Irony}}: In ''Prism Rush Presents'', the self-proclaimed "Manager of the Rainbow Factory" gets too depressed actually reading the story, and improvises a happier ending. Justified in that this Prism Rush is taking anti-psychotic medication, and it's interacting with his psychosis in strange ways.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* StepfordSmiler: Prism Rush is proud of the fact that he's a shallow moron, but it's implied that he's in almost complete denial over the accident he caused that killed his old friends and nearly blinded him. He even admits that for years he thought his old friends just ditched him, when they were actually dead because of him.
* TooDumbToLive: Prism Rush isn't very bright. He kicks the Colt Leader's former abuser in the face, forcing a confrontation, and he doesn't seem to realize that he's joined a Colt. Applesack likes keeping him around for her own amusement. Even when he's slipping into his darker moments, he doesn't realize that The Rainbow Factory is just a story and that you can't make rainbows from grinding up ponies.
* VillainsNeverLie: Delusions and stupidity aside, Prism Rush is quite honest. Applesack has to shut him up several times lest he spill the beans about the nature of the Colt.
* WouldHurtAChild: He comes within moments of killing Short Stuff and it's said that she wouldn't have been his first.

!!!Gypsy Bard
A perky orphaned gypsy mare in the town where the Colt of Smooze set up. Despite knowing what's going on, she is constantly dismissed by the other residents as being crazy. [[spoiler: Turns out that the Colt Leader set this up as revenge for rebuffing her advances.]]

* CassandraTruth: She's been trying to warn ponies of the Colt of Smooze for years, but nopony would believe her.
* TheChewToy: Gets a lot of abuse, both from the town residents and from the universe at large.
* {{Foil}}: To the Colt of Smooze as a whole. Despite the crap she goes through, she never gave into despair, unlike the Colt of Smooze.
* ProperlyParanoid: She always purifies her water before drinking it, which helps keep the spiked water supply of the town from affecting her. She knows how to determine whether or not a pony is wearing hair dye, makeup, or even using magic to alter appearances. Sadly, she didn't consider [[GrandTheftMe soul transfer.]]
* SplitPersonality: When the Colt Leader infects her with Smooze Goo via ForcefulKiss, she starts acting like a Colombian drug lord.
-->"I started acting like a Colombian drug lord! I don't even know what a Colombian is!"
* StepfordSmiler: Type A: She is almost always chipper, but when the facade breaks, you find a deeply lonely individual.
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler: It's implied that the two children she adopts at the end of the book are the reincarnations of her parents.]]

!!!Spur

A baby dragon enslaved by Princess Sparkler. He's often tormented by the Colt, who see him as a way to vent their frustrations.

* BornIntoSlavery
* ButtMonkey: Deconstructed.
** IronButtMonkey: His natural durability is probably the only reason he's still alive.
* MadeOfIron: He is a dragon, after all.
* SadClown

!!!Sweetie Bottle

Charity's little sister. She died when her home town was overrun, but Charity had her remade as a golem. Charity doesn't treat her as any different, but that's more due to her intense denial.

* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: After having grown attached to Claddie and the Marksmare over the course of ''Universal Cracks'', she comes to their aid and uses the Wandering Whistle to summon Charity and Applesack to help destroy the Colt Leader.]] Claddie and the Marksmare are so proud.
* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Plays a major role in ''Universal Cracks.'']]
* DemonicPossession: Princess Sparkler uses her body as a host for the demon Zrackerthod. Charity is not amused.
* [[DoAndroidsDream Do Golems Dream?]]: Upon the revelation of her Golem-ness, she positively ''breaks.'' ''Universal Seal'' has her slowly rebuilding her sense of self-worth, with the help of Daring, Claddie, and the Marksmare.
* [[RoboSpeak Golem Speak]]: Delves into this at points.
* MoralityPet: Is the only thing that keeps Charity from going off the deep end.
* PutOnABus: Vanished at the end of ''Amber of the Smooze'', due to her self-identity issues. ''Universal Cracks'' reveals that she's been living on the streets of Manehattan.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Sweetie Bottle never died. She's right here.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Equine Golems]]: Hardly anypony notices there's anything wrong with Sweetie Bottle, but considering all the weird crap that goes on in the town, that may be more due to the WeirdnessCensor.
* [[TinMan Tin Mare:]] After the revelation, she believes that golems aren't supposed to have emotions and tries to suppress them. She doesn't do a very good job.
* TrueCompanions: With Alice Springs and Short Stuff, as of ''Universal Cracks.''


!!!Gas Whole

A dragon with a history with the Colt Leader. He was the one who abused her, and as a result, became the OmnicidalManiac she's known to be. He's also implied to have been her father. [[spoiler: In ''Universal Cracks'', he's stated to have been her stepfather, and that they're both from an alternate reality.]]

* AbusiveParents: He's never outright stated to be her father [[spoiler: in the first book]], but he's implied to have some sort parental relationship with her, one filled with increasingly insane and malicious tortures.
* [[spoiler: BizarroUniverse: He's from the same universe as the Colt Leader.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: The Colt Leader disemboweled him when Prism Rush kicks him in the face, sending him on a rampage.]]
* TrainingFromHell: His supposed motive for abusing the Colt Leader.
* [[spoiler: [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]] In ''Universal Cracks'', he was stated to be her stepfather.]]

!!Count Vryko Lakas

An earth pony who's an on-again, off-again enemy and on-again, off-again ally of Daring Do. He only appears in the Expanded Universe. His motivations are a mystery to both Daring Do and the readers, and his side changes each Expanded Universe book that he's in. It's heavily implied that he's a vampony. He's also proven himself capable in a fight, holding his own against 3 villains at once.

Voiced by [[HughJackman Hugh Buckman]] in a high-profile fan adaptation.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: It's said his voice is low and deep.
** BadassBystander: He's been in this role, both working with and against Daring Do.
** BadassInANiceSuit
** CulturedBadass
** SpecsOfAwesome
* CannotConveySarcasm
** SarcasmBlind
* TheComicallySerious
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Garlic]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Which side he's on depends on the book.
* MysteriousPast
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Appears to be based on the [[GaryOldman Gary Oldmane]] portrayal of [[{{Dracula}} Count Chiroptula.]]
* NoSenseOfHumor
* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Our Vamponies Are Different]]
* PickyEater: He seems to prefer extremely juicy meat.
* [[SomebodyElsesProblem Somepony Else's Problem]]: As long as nothing forces him to get involved, he won't choose sides.
* TheStoic
** StoicSpectacles
* WildCard

!! Krastos
A demon introduced in the ExpandedUniverse book ''The Coronet of Chaos''. A demon that existed long before the founding of Equestria, he is a being that is literally MadeOfEvil, and therefore gains power from misery and chaos. It took all the power of the Alicorn race to stop him, and seal him away inside the eponymous coronet, before he was released from it in his introductory book. He goes out of his way to be as evil as possible, not just because it gives him power, but for the sick thrill it gives him.

He is a shapeshifter whose preferred forms are a kind of nightmarish bear creature and a mythological creature known as a "human", a freakish type of mostly hairless half-minotaur half-ape, possibly inspired by the ape/senator of [[TheCaligula Incitatus]].

Kratos' origins were finally revealed in his third appearance. [[spoiler:The crown he was sealed in, the eponymous Coronet of Chaos from his first story, was procured by an innocent professor of antiquities, who'd tried it on in jest for his fiance'e. He was subsequently, if subconciously at first, posessed by Krastos. The demon tormented the professor for months on end, alienating and isolating him as he slowly took over his mind and transformed his body, until finally, only Krastos remained.]]

A high-production fan-made adaptation managed to convince [[Creator/MarkHamill Mark Camel]] to voice him.

* AffablyEvil: He may be sadistic, but he can be very funny when he's not being NightmareFuel.
** One scene in the story involves him riding a teleporting ''tricycle'' to get to Chineigh and steal the Jade Glue of Xiao Ma.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassLongcoat
* {{BFG}}: He's the inventor of probably the strangest example-the Cannon Cannon. [[FlatWhat It's a cannon that shoots cannons]].
* BigBad: Takes this role for every book he appears in.
* [[spoiler: BlackEyesOfEvil]]: What his CoolShades are hiding.
* TheChessmaster
* CloudCuckooLander: Is clearly not all there-at times this is PlayedForLaughs, while at others his insanity is quite unnerving. ''May'' be a sort of ObfuscatingInsanity, as he does have some serious moments.
* CoolBike: His teleporting tricycle.
* CoolShades:
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
-->Daring Do: [[YouMonster You're a monster]]!
-->Krastos: [[SarcasmMode No, really? You are remarkably perceptive, Ms. Do]].
* DropTheHammer: He wields an enormous mallet.
* EldritchAbomination
* EmotionEater: Feeds on suffering, chaos etc. to gain power.
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: One of Krastos' primary forms is vaguely bear-like.
** Averted when he uses the Jade Glue of Xiao Ma to transform into a Minotaur-looking creature. After his transformation, his power multiplies by ten and he razes the entire country of Chineigh to the ground with his newfound powers just because he plain felt like it. [[spoiler: The joy of destroying Chineigh gives him just enough power to almost gain the upper hand during his final battle with Daring Do.]]
* EvilPlan: It's implied that the events of the two books he's appeared in have all been part of one by him-even [[spoiler: Tirac being defeated after Krastos freed him]] doesn't seem to bother him much, implying that it also somehow factors into his plans.
* EyePatchOfPower: His bear form sports an eyepatch. No one knows why he has it.
* {{Foil}}: To the Assembler
* KickTheDog: His brutal and violent beating of [[spoiler: Short Stuff]].
* KnifeNut
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: He actually has a record collection filled with nothing but the sounds of ponies suffering.
** [[{{Defictionalization}} For some reason, a fan has uploaded a fan-made recording]] of it. No pony was harmed in the making of it though. [[NightmareFuel We]] [[ParanoiaFuel hope.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays all the characters in his book like a fiddle-and at the end of the book, it's implied that his supposed defeat somehow factored into his plans as well.
** [[spoiler: That last part is confirmed in his second appearance-he may have been extremely powerful, but the coronet that had sealed him away was actually also keeping him from feeding on misery and chaos, which gives him more power. On top of that, the coronet was protected so that Krastos couldn't even touch it, so he had
no way of destroying it. He tricked Daring into thinking the coronet was a SoulJar as well as the thing he was sealed in, prompting Daring to throw the Coronet into a volcano. Krastos faked his death when the coronet was destroyed, and actually started gaining more power. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He makes a point of thanking Daring for giving him his power-gaining abilities back]]]].
* [[spoiler: MesACrowd: His EvilPlan-he plans to turn every being in existence into a copy of himself. Due to his bloodthirstiness, this would cause every copy of himself to start fighting amongst themselves-and since they would be immortal, they would never die. And the original Krastos would be above it all, feeding on the chaos, constantly gaining power for all eternity. And if he got bored, he planned to turn a few hundred back occasionally and torture them in various ways, before reviving them, turning them back into a copy, and sending them out to fight again]].
* MundaneUtility: [[spoiler: When he starts to regain power]], the first thing he does is make theme music play any time he enters a room.
** As with many things in the fandom, [[{{Defictionalization}} one fan has composed]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmD478NnnoE a rendition of the theme]].
* NiceHat: He wears a fedora.
* NighInvulnerable: Krastos can take a lot of punishment, whether taking a small fleet's worth of concentrated fire, getting rammed by a Tigerhawk-class dreadnought, or going 12 rounds with the Assembler. Daring's best plan for taking him down involved detonating a large, destabilized leyline, an act that was described as being something that could [[NoKillLikeOverkill turn the Everfree Forest into the Everfree Crater]].
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Does not utilize death traps, but instead tries to kill any opposition as fast as possible.
* PostMortemComeback: In the post-''Tinker's Series'' story ''Rainbow Factory'', Krastos left a mind trap complete with a personality fragment to snag anypony he personally didn't like into the memories of the last manager of the rainbow factory of Old Cloudsdale.
* SanitySlippage: While still evil, he was much more composed in the past, and didn't go out of his way to be evil. However, he spent so much time sealed in the coronet that when he's released, he's been driven to insanity, which is why he is now so over-the-top with his evil. And his sanity just keeps slipping with every appearance he makes. Notable for still being a [[TheChessmaster very capable manipulator]] while still being utterly insane.
** [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity: The reason he manages to be so clever while seeming so insane-he only pretends to be insane because he finds it fun. Which just makes him even worse, since now he doesn't even have madness as an excuse for his actions]].
* TalkativeLoon: He frequently dips into this, both for [[PlayedForLaughs humor]] and [[NightmareFuel horror]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: 3 of them-brains, the souls of the condemned, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking chicken wings]].
* UltimateEvil: Apparently, if he were to reveal his true form, it would be so horrifying that the universe itself would die of fright.
* WeaponOfChoice: His giant mallet.

!![[DanVs Stan]]
A angry stallion earth pony that was first introduced in ''The Coronet of Chaos''. He's awfully petty, vowing revenge on whoever wrongs him no matter how minuscule. Daring accidentally eats his muffin in the beginning and he tracks her down throughout the entirety of the book. [[spoiler: Towards the climax, he of all ponies pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment towards Krastos distracting him long enough for Daring to complete the ritual to defeat him.]]

* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: His cutie mark is the word Jerk.
* OneNameOnly
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He's this towards Daring.
* SkywardScream
-->'''Stan''': ''Daring DOOOOOOOO!''

!!Sunnytown (AKA: The Blank Village).
A mysterious village where the adult pony population is curiously devoid of Cutie Marks. The town harbors a dark secret. Introduced in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', and is heavily used in the events of ''Tinker's Seal'', ''Legend of the Zomponies'', and ''Mirror Pond'', with mentions in ''Revenant's Effigy'' and ''Universal Cracks''.

* AndIMustScream: Any Blank killed will reconstitute eventually, but it takes a really long time and until then, they are stuck in an ethereal void without the ability to influence anything except the emotions of others.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the flashbacks in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', only Mitta and Greyhoof remember anything substantial of their lives prior to the founding of Sunnytown beyond the plague. Greyhoof's reaction indicated that not only was he responsible, but he was scared that the information might spread [[spoiler: As part of another deal with the dark power he would make after the founding of Sunnytown, he couldn't let the information spread. Unfortunately, his blatant execution of Starlet, Roneo, and Mitta led to a lot of questions being asked, which led to some discoveries, which led to Greyhoof's more extreme behaviors until the dark power he dealt with took it as a breach of contract and cursed them all. Greyhoof managed to salvage the situation somewhat, using Ruby and Roneo's ruby as focal points for a blasphemous ritual.]]
* ThePurge: Greyhoof orchestrates a purging on the village when ponies start developing Cutie Marks. It gets so bad, he invokes dark powers to recreate them all without their curse marks, using both the eponymous ruby and Ruby herself as the linchpins of the ritual (meaning Ruby gets to be the one who dies over and over again, though the subsequent murders of Starlet and Roneo were included, as Ruby wasn't quite dead yet).
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: With the exception of Starlet, in ''Ruby of the Blank Village'', none of the Blanks pay any attention to non-ponies.
* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.

!!!Greyhoof
An Earth Pony in a small village called Sunny Town in a forest in ''Ruby of the Blank Village''. [[spoiler: He's also the Leader of the "Nightmares". Revealed in ''Tinker's Seal'' to have been a briefly-hired lab assistant to Steam Whistle in his youth.]]

* [[spoiler: AmbiguousCloneEnding: Played with. While Greyhoof and all his clones are killed off in ''Mirror Pond'', it's left ambiguous as to whether or not the last one was the original Greyhoof.]]
* BastardUnderstudy: Of [[spoiler:Steam Whistle.]]
* BerserkButton: Anything that might be perceived as involving the Cutie Pox. [[spoiler: Steam Whistle's assistants find out the hard way when they mentioned they were trying to replicate the condition without the deleterious effects.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]
* BodyHorror: In ''Mirror Pond'', [[spoiler: as he creates more clones, they start to degenerate. Several of them have digits similar to minotaurs on their hooves. [[AuthorAppeal Yes, L. Heartstrings was a co-writer on this in case you were wondering.]]]]
* [[spoiler: CloneDegeneration: As Greyhoof uses more and more of the diluted Mirror Pond, his clones are less and less... there. Worse when he uses them to slow his infection.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will, this is a pony who, even as a young child, did everything he could to save the other surviving children from the horrors they lived through.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
* [[spoiler: DrowningMySorrows: He downs Ghoul's 470-proof cider upon the discovery that there's a cure for Cutie Pox that's activated by telling the truth. He then eats a torch. [[SelfImmolation It goes as well as expected.]]]]
* EnemyMine: How he viewed his work with Steam Whistle and his assistants. He had hope that they might develop/have developed something that might let them undo the damage or prevent anypony else from developing Cutie Pox. When he found out about the Cutie Mark Replicator and how it was inspired by his [[TalkingInYourSleep nightmare-induced ramblings about the Cutie Pox]], he severed this alliance, and subsequently the assorted jugulars of the designers.
* [[spoiler: FauxAffablyEvil]]
* {{Foil}}: To Mitta and Starlet. With Mitta, they're both ponies who did horrible things for the sake of the community. But while Mitta learned to regret her betrayal, Greyhoof pressed on no matter what. However, compared to Starlet, Greyhoof did the horrible things he did out of a [[WellIntentionedExtremist misguided desire to protect everypony]], [[AxeCrazy while Starlet loved doing what she did.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for everything.
* KnightOfCerebus: When he appears in a story, you ''know'' things will spiral downward.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For everything he did, the fleeing into the Everfree Forest, the pacts with dark forces, his work with Steam Whistle, and the orchestration of the culling of the "infected", in ''Mirror Pond'' he's the only one out of all of Sunnytown to have a confirmed case of the Cutie Pox. Only his duplication powers let him slow it down by spreading it among his clones, which [[CloneDegeneration does not help their attitudes]].]]
* MindRape: What he did to Gladstone and Three Leaf when they started asking questions.
mane. In fact, pretty much the entire town because of the ritual.
* [[spoiler: NeverMyFault: Even when it's shown that his actions led to the curse on Sunny Town, he still refuses to believe he's at fault. He firmly believes that Ruby is to blame for everything, even though the poor filly couldn't help that she got her cutie mark.]]
** [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Celestia, What Have I Done]]: Being forced to face the truth in Mirror Pond reveals that he was the one who caused the Cutie Pox plague in the first place, and most of the bad things associated with the Blank Village were because
top of his actions (though specifically not Starlet's dubious sanity nor Mitta's betrayal of Ruby). Though given how remorseless Greyhoof has been, the others wonder if this was a sign of CloneDegeneration.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Is compared to The Assembler as they're both literally soulless monsters who have destroyed countless in their misguided attempts to protect Equestria (Greyhoof having sold his soul at one point).
* PetTheDog: He actually did care for the residents, even Ruby, seeing the purge as a [[ShootTheDog grim necessity.]]
* PromotionToParent: He became this in the aftermath of the plague. Considering that he was a precutiescent colt leading the other precutiescent survivors, he had a lot on his plate, so it's probably little wonder he snapped.
* RitualMagic: Like all Earth Ponies, his ability to use magic is more on the latent side. As a result, when he wants to achieve overt supernatural effects, he uses rituals. Some of the things he's done are described as being
head vaguely looks like "trying to make evil Zap Apple Jam in the deepest regions of Tartarus."
* [[spoiler: SelfDuplication]]
* [[spoiler: SelfImmolation: He uses the 470-proof Hard Apple Cider.]]
* ShootTheDog: How he viewed his horrific acts. Distasteful, but necessary.
* [[ManChild Stallion Foal]][=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: As a foal, Greyhoof took the responsibility to lead the exodus, founded Sunnytown and took all the actions he believed he needed to help his friends, but growing up, he would never take responsibility for what he did do, ultimately locking them in the cycle to begin with.
* StealthExpert: To the point where he's able to bluff the few ponies he comes into contact with while working for Steam Whistle that his talent is hiding.
* StepfordSmiler: Acts cheerful even when he's ticked off. [[spoiler:His duplicates, less so.]]
* TheUnfettered: Is absolutely willing to do anything to save his little community from the threat he saw, from selling his soul to the dark power to protect his village, to working with Steam Whistle, to locking them in time, to culling the "infected", [[WouldHurtAChild to recruiting the ones that could be saved]].
* [[spoiler: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The event that touched off the Cutie Pox Plague was accidentally caused by him. Everything that followed... not so accidental.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: He gets infected. The one thing he's been running from his entire life, and the only thing he fears, catches up to him. It's not pretty.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: To some extent, according to ''Mirror Pond'', the horrors that he saw virtually broke him, causing him to go to all sorts of extremes to try and prevent another Cutie Pox outbreak, from working with Steam Whistle to brokering a deal with the dark spirit, to organizing the killing of the "infected". Unfortunately, a lot of pain could have been prevented if he took responsibility in the first place instead of running and looking for solutions that would let have let him hide his involvement.
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]]: His plan in ''Mirror Pond'' involves [[spoiler: using his clones to kidnap ponies free from the Curse Mark taint to repopulate Sunnytown.]]

!!!Ruby
The first pony to gain a Cutie Mark in Sunnytown, and subsequently its first victim.

* {{Foreshadowing}}
->'''Mitta:''' Yeah Ruby, you have a talent for finding things, but don't forget, one of those things you find is trouble.
* {{Forgiveness}}: She is willing to forgive them all, and help them find their way. Even Starlet and Greyhoof, though she is admittedly a little hesitant on Starlet.
* TheScapegoat: Is blamed for returning the curse back to Sunnytown.

!!!Mitta
Ruby's best friend, but fear drove her to betray her when Ruby found her Mark.

* TheAtoner: She sold out Ruby when Ruby went into hiding, and regretted it. This regret let her see through the veil that Greyhoof pulled over them.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Takes out a good-sized chunk of the other Nightmares by forcing them into the Gilded Marksmare's kill zone.]]
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Part of the terms of the agreement with the dark power of Sunnytown is that the memory of their past was to be suppressed. When Mitta starts to feel remorse for betraying Ruby, she also starts to remember. Greyhoof has her killed immediately.
* TheOathBreaker: Mitta swore to Ruby that she would keep her safe, no matter what. But when Ruby manifested her Cutie Mark, Mitta hid her, only to almost immediately betray her location to her pursuers. Mitta would grow to become disgusted with herself.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Tinker's Seal'', [[spoiler: seeing that the cycle could be broken since Daring and her friends arrived, she steps up, and forces as many of the other Nightmares into the Gilded Marksmare's kill zone.]]

!!!Starlet
Seemingly a friendly pony with a crush on Roneo, she hides a very different personality. While the others fear the Cutie Marks, she does not. She sees them as different, and anything different in Starlet's eyes must be destroyed.

* CatchPhrase: "[[http://babyrainbou.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Other-Tale-of-the-Blanks-241008233 No]] [[http://babyrainbou.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Other-Tale-of-the-Blanks-part-two-280659317 freaks.]]"
* CreepyChild: When Greyhoof led his exodus and burned the old village to the ground to stop the spread, the others cried or whimpered. Starlet just smiled at the proceedings.
* KnifeNut: Like cutting up ponies.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: While the others fear Cutie Marks because of their experiences with the Plague, Starlet seems to hate anything sentient that isn't a blank Earth Pony. While the others killed their victims and burned their bodies to prevent the spreading the disease, Starlet took pleasure in cutting off their horns and wings ''while they were still alive''.

!!!Roneo

A genuinely friendly pony who likewise has a crush on Starlet, he nevertheless shares Greyhoof's paranoia about the plague and sides with him the moment they believe it to be back.

* DeathByIrony: About as literally as is possible for the trope.
* FirstPersonSmartass: At the worst possible time.
* GallowsHumour: One can put it down to shock, and he doesn't say it out loud (in the book at least), but it's telling that his first reaction to his new girlfriend's murder was to note the irony of her being killed because of the Cutie Mark that she got for helping kill Ruby
* NoSympathy: He wasted no time in turning on Ruby once he believed her to be infected, though unlike Starlet he certainly took no pleasure in it.
* UngratefulBastard: Some readers see him as this, considering that Ruby had only just helped him get together with Starlet.

!!!Three Leaf
Another one of the residents with a speaking role. She tells the visitors that they're self-sufficient and don't get many visitors.

* HeKnowsTooMuch: Three Leaf had her brain scrubbed because of what Gladstone told her.
* MindRape: Greyhoof wasn't going to let Sunnytown's secret get out, but unlike with Mitta, he had learned the mental suppression ritual by then.
* StepfordSmiler: Greyhoof was pretty brutal in suppressing her memory.
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, she always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.

!!!Gladstone
Another one of the residents with a speaking role.

* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Yes. Three Leaf.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Despite cheering on the execution of Ruby, Starlet, and Roneo, a few things he heard Mitta say disturbed him. In his investigations he found some stuff out, requiring Greyhoof to do something about it.
* MindRape: Greyhoof wasn't going to let Sunnytown's secret get out, but unlike with Mitta, he had learned the mental suppression ritual by then.
* StepfordSmiler: Greyhoof was pretty brutal in suppressing his memory.
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, he always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.

!! [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lieutenant Commander Woof]]
Introduced in the ExpandedUniverse ''Star Quest'' trilogy, Lieutenant Commander Woof is a Diamond Dog orphan raised by ponies. His warrior's instincts and combat sense saw his rise through the ranks up to a bridge officer on the Equestrian flagship. Unfortunately, he's the butt of numerous jokes in the fandom, due to him being the first in line whenever the bad guys need to establish themselves as a threat.

* TheBigGuy: Can look Princess Celestia eye-to-eye.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: He was raised with romantic notions of the old Diamond Dog ways, as honorable guardians of the wealth of the underworld and the helpers of Cerberus, before rampant cultural degeneration made them the stereotype they became known for (it should be noted that actual Diamond Dog history isn't well enough known and the ExpandedUniverse author who wrote him admits he made this characterization up wholesale).
* TheStoic: Daring tries many times trying to get him to lighten up.
* [[TokenHeroicOrc Token Heroic Diamond Dog]]: One of the Ur-Examples.
* [[TheWorfEffect The Woof Effect]]: For a guy made out to be as powerful as he is, he gets punked a disproportionate number of times.

!!Constable Odonata
An independent Changeling and head of security at Deep Void 9. Introduced in ''Daring Do and the Imperium.''

* TheStoic: Even more than Woof.


!!Ed Saddler
A pegasus stallion who cared for the needy in the years before Discord's rise, he appears in the Star Quest novel ''Daring Do and the Defeat of Celestia''. In the proper timeline, [[spoiler:he was killed when a boulder fell on him]]. In the timeline where Woof [[spoiler:saved him from this, Saddler befriended young Celestia and Luna, and because his total pacifism rubbed off on them, they did not challenge Discord until it was too late]]. By the time Daring and [=LaHorse=] figure this out, Daring is in love with him.
* [[ForWantOfANail For Want of a Sandal-Strap]]: Or rather, for want of [[spoiler:a tragic accident]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero
* StupidGood[=/=]SuicidalPacifist

!! Lord Bullrush
Appeared in "Daring Do and the Redhorn Cult". He is the insane and sinister leader of the Redhorn Cult that sacrifices foals to their god. [[spoiler: He and the other cult members resurrect and modify Koloktos to make it their weapon of destruction]].

* EvilSoundsDeep: In the story, he is described as "...having a voice that sounded like the bellowing of ten buffalo".
* [[KillAllHumans Kill All Ponies]]: The primary desire of Lord Bullrush and his reason for [[spoiler: reviving Koloktos]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Lord Bullrush met his end when he was incinerated by Koloktos]].
* LargeHam: Is known for shouting long speeches to his cult members. This gives Daring Do a perfect distraction to sneak around their hideout.
* LightningBruiser: He has proven to be fairly swift and strong in his tussle with Daring Do.
* LightIsNotGood: He is described as having a white coat with a silvery mane.
* [[HumanSacrifice Pony Sacrifice]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ReligionOfEvil: Sums up the entire Redhorn Cult.
* [[spoiler: SerialKiller: According to WordOfGod, it turns out he never believed anything he said for his cult, it was merely
an excuse for him to get help in killing other ponies.]]
* TheSociopath: He certainly fits the bill.
* [[spoiler:StrawHypocrite]]
* WouldHurtAChild

!! Anne Bonfire
An Earth Pony SkyPirate and ally of Daring Do. While she is on the side of good, she sees nothing wrong with stealing. She leads a group of mostly pegasus fliers called the "Bonny Bombers"

* AcePilot
* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: She's an earth pony rather than a pegasus, but she is still one of the best fliers around
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She comes to help defend Manehattan in ''Tinker's Seal'']].
* CoolAirship: She gets one of these. [[spoiler:It's the ''Executor'', which she took after killing the previous owner]].
* CoolPlane: The ''Falcon'' is one of the fastest, most agile planes around
* [[CutLexLuthorACheck Cut Hex Hoofor A Check]]: She doesn't just patent her technology and use the money to start charities and employ the poor because she's a wanted criminal the world over. Piracy on the high skies carries stiff penalties, so the best she could hope for is being thrown in jail for the rest of her life and the worst is that she'd be thrown off her skyship... for the rest of her life. Besides, where's the fun in running a business?
* GadgeteerGenius: She designed her plane
* GirlyBruiser
* {{Greed}}
* [[JustLikeRobinHood Just Like Robin Hoof]]: When she steals cash, she gives it to the poor (or, at least what's left after a "reasonable percentage")
* KarmicThief: Most of Anne's targets are [[{{Jerkass}} total jerks]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: She usually steals from the corrupt and avaricious.
* LoveableRogue
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Daring is well aware she can't allow Anne and Storm in the same room because they're a pirate and a retired pirate hunter respectively.
* PirateGirl
* PowerBlonde
* SkyPirate

!! Darkling Brighteye
A mysterious individual who appeared in ''Daring Do and the Skull of Ages'', who wants the titular skull so that he can use it to enhance his DeathRay. For quite some time, he's seen only on monitors, and then in silhouette and extreme close-ups, meaning descriptions are rather vague until late on. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a unicorn whose special talent is the manipulation of light and darkness. With his death ray, he can magnify his power, usurping control of the sun and moon and ruling the world]]

* [[spoiler:[[AGodAmI An Alicorn am I]]: He thinks that control of the sun and moon will essentially make him divine-level. When that doesn't work out, he uses the ray to give himself control of the cosmos]].
egg.



** NonActionBigBad
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop: He tries to destroy Canterlot Castle with one of these. However, Daring kills him before the asteroid hits, and then destroys it]].
* CreepyMonotone
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathRay: He has one of these, called the Hydra Cannon.
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Coated Brunet]]
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: His death scene is the stuff of nightmares]].
* {{Fiction 500}}: He is a very wealthy individual
* GadgeteerGenius: He played a large part in constructing the death ray
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: He ends up vaporized by his own death ray]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Downplayed. He's not a bigot, ''per se'', but he does say a few things that raise eyebrows.
* [[RedRightHand Red Right Forehoof]]: The purple birthmark on his left eyelid.
* [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Stallion of Wealth and Taste]]: He wears a very nice suit.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* VillainousValour: When Daring finally confronts him face to face, he knows she can wipe the floor with him, but still keeps his composure and manages to hide his fear very well. [[spoiler:Of course, it helps to have security features that can attack your enemy for you]].
* YinYangBomb: Hinted at by his name. [[spoiler:[[DownplayedTrope It's kind of true]], he can manipulate light and shadow, but not for use in combat except momentarily depriving people of their senses]]

!! Marshal Goldstar
A more evolved megahorse who appeared in ''Daring Do and the Skull of Ages''. He is the second in command of the mysterious Darkling Brighteye. He is one of the people tasked with retrieving the titular skull.

* AffablyEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** FourStarBadass
* BrownEyes
* ChestOfMedals
* CommissarCap
* CoolAirship: His headquarters is one, called the ''Executor''. [[spoiler:Anne Bonfire kills him and takes it for herself]]
* CurbStompBattle: His capture of the Quong Airbase is one. On a more personal level, he inflicts one of these on Daring Do when she confronts him on a tank.
* [[spoiler:[[DisneyVillainDeath Disneigh Villain Death]]: Ends up kicked out of the ''Executor'']]
* TheDragon
** TheHeavy: To his boss' NonActionBigBad
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He considers testing his new death ray on the lost city, but is unwilling to commit cultural genocide
* EvilSoundsDeep
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The fact that he ends up falling from eight miles up would ordinarily not qualify... except for the fact that we see his body afterwards.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He's as big as Celestia, and an excellent general.

to:

** NonActionBigBad
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop: He tries to destroy Canterlot Castle with one of these. However, Daring kills him before the asteroid hits, and then destroys it]].
* CreepyMonotone
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathRay: He has one of these, called the Hydra Cannon.
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Coated Brunet]]
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: His death scene is the stuff of nightmares]].
* {{Fiction 500}}: He is a very wealthy individual
* GadgeteerGenius: He played a large part in constructing the death ray
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: He ends up vaporized by his own death ray]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Downplayed. He's not a bigot, ''per se'', but he does say a few things that raise eyebrows.
* [[RedRightHand Red Right Forehoof]]: The purple birthmark on his left eyelid.
* [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Stallion of Wealth and Taste]]: He wears a very nice suit.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* VillainousValour: When Daring finally confronts him face to face, he knows she can wipe the floor with him, but still keeps his composure and manages to hide his fear very well. [[spoiler:Of course, it helps to have security features that can attack your enemy for you]].
* YinYangBomb: Hinted at by his name. [[spoiler:[[DownplayedTrope It's kind of true]], he can manipulate light and shadow, but not for use in combat except momentarily depriving people of their senses]]

!! Marshal Goldstar
A more evolved megahorse who appeared in ''Daring Do and the Skull of Ages''. He is the second in command of the mysterious Darkling Brighteye. He is one of the people tasked with retrieving the titular skull.

* AffablyEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** FourStarBadass
* BrownEyes
* ChestOfMedals
* CommissarCap
* CoolAirship: His headquarters is one, called the ''Executor''. [[spoiler:Anne Bonfire kills him and takes it for herself]]
* CurbStompBattle: His capture of the Quong Airbase is one. On a more personal level, he inflicts one of these on Daring Do when she confronts him on a tank.
* [[spoiler:[[DisneyVillainDeath Disneigh Villain Death]]: Ends up kicked out of the ''Executor'']]
* TheDragon
** TheHeavy: To his boss' NonActionBigBad
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He considers testing his new [[spoiler:He had no intention on ever actually using the death ray on machine. It's purpose was to scare Equestria's populace into letting him rule, and stealing the lost city, but is unwilling to commit cultural genocide
* EvilSoundsDeep
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The fact that he ends up falling from eight miles up
Bauble would ordinarily allow him to back up his threat. Because of this, [[EnemyMine he's not qualify... except for the fact that we see his body afterwards.happy with Ahuizotl after he attempted to fire it himself]].]]
* [[spoiler: [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Ahuizotl]]]]
* LargeHam: Prone to ChewingTheScenery on occasion, along with the usual villain fair.
* MadScientist: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the manual of the game]], he's had more than the aforementioned death machine.
** InsufferableGenius: [[AllThereInTheManual Also according to the manual]], he's got an I.Q. of 300. [[InformedAbility Doesn't seem to show it in his plan, however]].
* MalevolentMugshot: The magical armor suits he traps his minions inside have his emblem, a sort of picture of himself, on them.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Hedgehogs?]]: One cutscene shows he not only hates hedgehogs, but can be somewhat fearful of them when they get too close to him without some sort of protective gear.

!!Dark Do

An evil shadow version of Daring Do. [[spoiler: It was created by the real villain and final boss, Ahuizotl!]]

* EvilKnockoff
* MirrorBoss: Anything Daring Do can do, Dark Do can do, too.

!!The Four Generals

These are the four bosses you must face to get the four keys to the Bauble of Mystery, they've all been brainwashed by the evil Dr.Egghead.

!!!Tropes shared by most of them

* AnimalBattleAura: Regerdless of their actual species. [[TheFourGods Toph is a tiger, Zuko a phoenix, Katara a sea turtle, and Aang a dragon.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: All of them were captured by Dark Do and brainwashed by Dr.Egghead.
* MixAndMatchCritters
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They seem too cute to be a threat but...
** KillerRabbit
* TurnsRed: Get them down to a third of their health and their attack patterns change, get faster and stronger.

!!!Toph

A badger-mole princess and holder of the emerald key, but don't be fooled by her cute appearance, she's really tough.

* DishingOutDirt: Will chuck rocks as an attack.
** ExtraOredinary: They turn into chunks of ''steel'' at low health.
* [[TunnelKing Tunnel Princess]]: Spends most of her time underneath her stage, popping up to attack.

!!!Zuko

A bat-monkey prince and holder of the ruby key, he's really dangerous if you're not careful.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Normally. Now its ManiacMonkeys
* LightningBruiser
* PlayingWithFire: Will breath fire as an attack.
** ShockAndAwe: At low health he starts shooting lightning.

!!!Katara

A seal-orca shaman and holder of the sapphire key, she very fast in the water, watch out.

* MakingASplash
** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Seal]]: Starts shooting icicles and makes large chunks of ice fall from the ceiling at low health.

!!!Aang

A flying squirrel-lemur monk and holder of the diamond key. He's probably the strongest of the four generals.

* LightningBruiser: Goes at speeds approaching TeleportSpam.
* RazorWind: At first he starts shooting blades of air around the screen...
** BlowYouAway: ...later he incorporates mini tornadoes.

!!Neighthan Drake

A smarmy, wisecracking treasure hunter who seeks the Bauble to unlock its mysteries. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

!![[Franchise/TombRaider Marea Croft]]

An [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]/AdventurerArchaeologist who wants to prevent the Bauble from falling into the wrong hands. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blood Diamonds]]
!!Colonel Garret Talonus

A griffin and head of a large mercenary army. Attempted to use the power of a Blood Diamond to start a war for his own gain.

* BloodKnight: Is obsessed with battle
* ColonelKilgore
* {{Determinator}}: Most Blood Diamond owners give in the the need for senseless slaughter. Talonus keeps his head enough to know he needs a plan if he wants to survive.
* ForTheEvulz: Wanted to start a war just because he wanted to fight in one again.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Was a member of a small gang in is youth, as an adult he bacame a war hero and retired from the military with enough money to fund his own private army.
* KarmaHoudini: Manages to escape when his plans are foiled.
** However, his assets are frozen and all his followers are gone, so wherever he escapes to, he's gonna be struggling at the bottom again.
* MadeOfIron: Daring kicks him in the beak with both back hoofs at one point of their fight, and he just thanks her for working out the crink in his neck.
* NervesOfSteel: Daring Do stops his plans, exposes his war mongoring ways, and locks up all his soldiers and resources. Most of her older enemies would have a VillainousBreakdown from all that, but Talonus holds himself back and devises a plan to escape with his life.
* NotBrainwashed: Blood Diamonds bestow upon their owners a coplusive need for carnage and a desire to possess more Blood Diamonds, which is what gave Talonus the idea for the high-profile crimes and the war plan. However, he has a strong enough will to know if he wants a war, he must be smart, so he is able to focus is energy on planning destruction instead of mindlessly indulging in it.
* WarIsGlorious: His entire belief system.

!!Trench

A large pegasus and Talonus' second-in-command.

* AscendedToCarnivorism: Began eating meat as an attempt to imitate Talonus, now he actually does prefer the taste.
* TheDragon: To Talonus
* FangsAreEvil: Filed his teeth for effect
* UndyingLoyalty: To the point he hangs back so Talonus has a better chance of escape.

!!Wou-Ban

A psychotic zebra who orchastrates an underground fighting tournament to satsify his bloodlust.

* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: Is quite pleasant and charming when not at his fighting ring, and even there he is humorous.
* CombatSadomasochist: Is fixated on blood and pain, it doesn't matter if it's his or his opponent. The Blood Diamonds made it worse.
* ConfusionFu: Fights with alot of feints and fake-outs.
* DirtyCoward: Only fights against injured and exhausted opponents in his own ring. When his operation gets busted by police sent by Daring, he doesn't struggle.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Uses throwing sand at every oppurtunity, tosses his cape in his fight with Miss Do.
* LeanAndMean: Described as very tall and wiry
* PsychopathicManchild: Prone to ferquent tantrums, easily distracted, and loves toys.
* TortureTechnician: Keeps a group of defeated tournament goer as "practice dummies". When Haymaker releases them, Wou-Ban [[MindRape breaks him]] and makes him go after Daring Do and bring his Blood Diamond back.

!!Haymaker

A Minotaur who joined the tournament to rescue his buddy who was taken by Wou-Ban.

* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Wou-Ban does MindRape on him and makes him hunt Daring Do down. Daring snaps him out of it by reminding him he saved his friend and needs to take him home.
* GeniusBruiser: He's as big as Celestia, Is able to pick the locks of Wou-Ban's cages and memorized the layout of the compound.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]

!!Black Hole

A unicorn and leader of The Church of the Shining Void. Has amplified his powers through use of the Blood Diamonds.

* CompellingVoice: Has a variant as his signature spell.
* MoreThanMindControl: His special talent is making people see things his way. Daring is only able to resist his magic by using a WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
* NietzscheWannabe: Believes that life has no final definite purpose in this world and that, since we aren't truly accomplishing anything in a universal sense, we might as well all die now instead of waiting for the earth to die and take us with it.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In addition to his tribalism, he sneers at griffons, minotaurs, and the other species of the world. Some think that he was made so xenophobic as a TakeThat at those critics whoaccused the writer of speciesism in the earlier books.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Daring Do thrawts his doomsday spell he attacks her and enters a screaming rant about life's worthlessness and meaninglessness while beating her. Thankfully he is unbalanced enough that Daring is able knock him out and take his Blood Diamond.

!!Live Wire

Leader of the grave robbers who unknowingly impede Daring's search for the Blood Diamonds.

* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In stark contrast with just about every other antagonist.
* [[JustLikeRobinHood Just Like Robin Hoof]]: Claims that he leaves ssome of his profits to various benefactors, and only took to grave robbing because the dead won't need their valueables.
* ShockAndAwe: Has
an excellent general.electrical attack spell for his special talent magic spell.
** PlayingWithFire: Taught himself a short range fireball spell to diversify.

!!Dride

Male regent of the rogue changelings.

* [[TheCaligula The Incitatus]]: As an authority figure with a Blood Diamond, this is to be expected
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: As a changeling, this is to be expected.

!!Kimmy

A sweet young unicorn who sadly gets some horrible fates thrown on her during the series.

* BreakTheCutie: In ''Never Forgive Me'', torture by Talonus' {{Mook}}s leave Kimmy brain-damaged and delusional.
* {{Expy}}: Initially, the author considered using Kimono from the ''Young Daring Do'' series for this role, but decided to go with an original character, given that the series touted that it was going to avoid using most of the pre-established characters.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Animated ''Daring Do'']]
!!Saru Sennin

A strange old monkey who observes and advises Daring in her adventures in ''The Monkey King''. A bit dotty (But that's probably the senility talking), he nonetheless has the wisdom of his age.

* MeaningfulName: His name is Neighponese for 'Monkey Sage'.
* MrExposition: His main job it seems is to tell Daring the backstory behind the Ball of Four Stars, and the kingdom.
* TheObiWan
* SimpleStaff: Is often playing on a red pole he carries around.

!!The Monkey King

The leader of Monkeykawat. An immense figure clad in armor, the Monkey King tasks Daring with retrieving the pieces of The [[DragonBall Ball of Four Stars]]. More to come until the film is finished.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever / LargeAndInCharge: He seems taller than the doors to his chamber.
* LargeHam: Oh yeah. [[WordOfGod Word Of Celestia]] states that his mannerisms are based on eye-witness accounts of Princess Luna on Nightmare Night. To wit;
** ChewingTheScenery: "THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE MONKEY KING KNOWS ALL, AND ''SEES'' ALL!"
** MilkingTheGiantCow: Seems fond of unnecessary arm movements.
** NoIndoorVoice
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: Actually, he's a small, meek monkey with glasses. The 'Great and Terrible' Monkey King is an elaborate puppet he operates.]]

!![[GenghisKhan Genghis Kong]]

An antagonist in ''Daring Do and the Monkey King''. Not much is known except he commands a group of Ninja monkeys.

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He claims to be a champion in Kong-Fu, Ape-Jitsu...and thumb wrestling.
* CallingYourAttacks: Is seen doing this in the trailer.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: His supposed VillainSong appears to have this beat.
** BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF01SK8emjw The song is essentially about why (he thinks) he's awesome.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Much bigger than normal monkeys.
* LargeHam
* ManiacMonkeys
* NoIndoorVoice: More often than not screaming his orders or opinions.

!!Ninja Monkeys (''Sarunin'')

Genghis Kong's lackies.

* HighlyVisibleNinja: Played with. While their black jumpsuits make them stand out in broad daylight, it allows them to blend in with the many shadows of Monkeykawat.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted. The difficulty level rises along with their numbers.

!!Pointy Hair

An original character created for the ''Children of Primus'' adaption. A business stallion who funds the excavation of the ship, he hopes to cash in on the findings...by any means necessary.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Oh yes.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Has a doll from the ''My Small Human'' cartoon called Danny-Boy that he talks to when he needs to act as MrExposition. [[WordOfGod Word of Celestia]] states that this is because he's secretly LonelyAtTheTop, but doesn't trust any other living creature.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Unlike other ''Daring Do'' villains who're trying to [[AGodAmI attain ultimate power]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain justify their inane viewpoints]] or are jerks and sadists.
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: "We both know the real power in Equestria isn't magic, but money. Saddlebags of it."

!![[{{Babar}} Queen Bindu]]

Ruler of the Elephant city of Pachydelhi.

* LadyOfWar: When she leads her soldiers
* [[RaisedByHumans Raised By Ponies]]: She was discovered and raised by ponies on a safari after her parents were killed by rhinos. When she discovered that her mother was the rightful Queen of the Elephants, she returned to Pachydelhi and, with the help of Daring Do, reclaimed the throne.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

!!Khara

Leader of the Rakshasas. He kidnaps elephants and feeds on their pain and misery.

* EvilIsBurningHot
* EvilLaugh



* MakeAnExampleOfThem: He does this to anypony who gives him undue resistance. [[spoiler:Whitefrock is no exception]].
-->'''Goldstar''': I ''was'' going to let you live, but now I have to show what happens to those who impede me.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Most horses, while smart for the standards of beasts, have no more intelligence than cave ponies. However, some pockets have evolved sapience, and become akin to ponies. Goldstar is one of them.
** Even then, he's not very much like most sapient horses, being much more comfortable alone. True, he still likes company, but he doesn't panic when he's on his own.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He inflicts several of these, most notably on [[spoiler:Whitefrock and Anne Bonfire]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A variation. As a sapient horse, he considers ponies weak, but does not hate them. Rather, he pities them. [[spoiler:This leads to his downfall when he underestimates Bonfire's physical strength]]
* TheStrategist
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He suffers one, going berserk with pain and rage after Anne splashes his face with acid]].

!! High Priest Whitefrock
The Qilin high priest of Korblion, who is worshipped by the inhabitants of the lost city of Xiatropolis. He and his followers worship an idol [[spoiler: which is actually the titular skull in disguise]].

* BadassPacifist: He wouldn't fight even if he could. However, he can still be very tough in his own way.
* BerserkButton: Do not damage any of his books [[spoiler:or badmouth his religion]]
* GoodShepherd: He's very accepting and helpful.
* LargeHam: He has been known to give loud, bombastic speeches that last for hours. While somewhat more subtle outside of this context, he still overacts everyone off the page.
* NonActionGuy
* [[ManInWhite Stallion In White]]

!!Star Shimmer
A unicorn from Ambra's Glen that appears in ''Daring Do and the Obsidian Sentinel''. She is the proprietor of the ruins of Midnight Castle and is in mourning over her lover's death when Daring Do and her group encounter her.

* BrokenBird: She became very stern and distant after Earth Song's death.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She collects ''dragon skulls''. [[spoiler:After Earth Song is freed, she donates them to the Canterlot University, explaining that she no longer needs them.]]
* CreepyGood
* DarkIsNotEvil: Both the ownership of Midnight Castle and the ability to control darkness have been passed down through her family.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Made apparent in ''Tinker's Seal'', when she's shown to be more cheerful after [[spoiler:marrying Earth Song.]]
* FamousAncestor: Her ancestor was said to have defeated the Obsidian Sentinel in battle centuries ago.
** One part of ''Tinker's Seal'' implies that she is also related to a mythical dark ruler of the North, which was based on a vague legend. After the return of the Crystal Empire, the author was asked if this was King Sombra. The answer was SureWhyNot.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Earth Song in ''Tinker's Seal''.]]
* MadArtist: Admittedly, she isn't crazy, but her artwork is ''very'' morbid. Before Daring met her, she stumbled across some of her paintings in the ruins. Daring found the one depicting a white unicorn getting attacked by Windigos particularly disturbing.
* [[WomanInBlack Mare In Black]]
* NotSoStoic: There are times when her emotionless mask slips. The most notable example is when the Obsidian Sentinel [[spoiler:claimed that it killed Earth Song]]. Her fury and rage creeped ''Daring'' out.
* PerkyGoth: After she gets her happiness back.
* PerpetualFrowner: Before she [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]].
* [[StrangeGirl Strange Mare]]: Her flashback indicates that she always was one, but it became more pronounced after Earth Song's death. According to her, she started collecting dragon skulls in an attempt to distract herself from the grief.
* WhenSheSmiles: It's enough to surprise Daring Do, who previously thought that Star Shimmer had all the happiness sucked out of her.

!!Earth Song
An earth pony that appears in ''Daring Do and the Obsidian Sentinel''. He was Star Shimmer's coltfriend some time ago; however, after his disappearance during a cyclone, he was presumed dead. [[spoiler:Turns out that he wasn't dead at all; Ahuizotl kidnapped him during the cyclone, brainwashed him, and forced him into the Obsidian Armor.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: One can't help but get this impression from him during the flashback.
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: A hug from an overjoyed Star Shimmer was enough to help him break free.]]
* [[{{Fanboy}} Fancolt]]: [[spoiler:If ''Trial'' is to be believed, he becomes one for Daring. His "Why Daring is awesome" speech was over ''five hours long!'']]
* {{Keet}}
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: It's better to read ''Obsidian Sentinel'' before ''Tinker's Seal'', as ''Tinker's Seal'' shows him to be alive and well.]]
* TheLostLenore: For Star Shimmer; she became even more of an introvert after his death, because he was the last pony she ever cared about. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody
* NightmareFetishist: As shown in Star Shimmer's flashback. His reaction upon discovering that Star Shimmer can control darkness and owns the ruins to a creepy castle? "Cool!"
* PerpetualSmiler: According to the flashback.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Or so we thought.]]
* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler: The creator of the Obsidian Armor was his ancestor, who's magic still lives on in him.]]
* [[TenorBoy Tenor Colt]]: His singing voice helped him [[SerenadeYourLover win Star Shimmer over]].
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:As the Obsidian Sentinel. In ''Tinker's Seal'', he's shown beating up mooks with a baseball bat.]]

!!The Obsidian Sentinel
A statue from Star Shimmer's garden that mysteriously came to life and attacked Daring and her friends. [[spoiler: In reality the Sentinel is a brainwashed Earth Song, who was kidnapped by Ahuitzotl and forced wear the Obsidian Armor as part of his evil plot.]]

* [[spoiler: AncestralWeapon: Earth Song's ancestor was the one who crafted the armor using magic long ago. Being their descendant, he is the only one who can use the full power of the armor, which is why Ahuizotl kidnapped him.]]
* BladeOnAStick
* [[spoiler: DramaticUnmask: Star Shimmer knocks off the Sentinel's head during the book's climax, revealing it to be a brainwashed Earth Song wearing armor.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep / GutturalGrowler: [[spoiler: In harsh contrast to Earth Song's [[TenorBoy natural voice]].]]
* TheJuggernaut
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter]]
* LivingStatue: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* [[spoiler: OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Only the creator, or their descendants, can unleash the Obsidian Armor's full power.]]
* [[spoiler: PoweredArmor: The true nature of The Sentinel is that it is an enchanted suit of armor that can control the weather.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* [[WeatherControlMachine Weather Control]]: The Sentinel's greatest power is to manipulate the weather. [[spoiler: Ahuizotl managed to tap into its power to cause the fateful cyclone that Earth Song disappeared in. His ultimate scheme was to harness its power to take over the world.]]
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: It taunts Star Shimmer by claiming that it [[spoiler:killed Earth Song]]. [[BerserkButton Bad idea]]. [[spoiler:It was lying, anyway.]]

!!Odo Bahn
An earth pony ornithologist who aids our heroes in ''Daring Do and the Amethyst Penguin''.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* YouShallNotPass: At the temple

!!Daring Don't/Multron
Appearing in the [[http://fav.me/d4u4lg6 Mareval Comics Run]], Daring Don't was an [[EvilTwin evil]] [[RobotMe robotic clone]] of Daring Do. Created by Alan Moooore because of licensing issues preventing Mareval from using Ahuiztol, Daring Don't's master plan was to take over the world by adding the intellectual capacities of the world's smartest people to its own, allowing it to control the Ark of Infinity, which would grant it unlimited cosmic power.

The last time it appears in the series, it is attempting to retrieve a copy of Star Swirl the Bearded's mind, held safe by the Bison Monks of Timbuck Two.

After the comic's cancellation, it proceeded to appear several other times in other Mareval works, dropping its Daring Do appearance in favor of a chrome, blockier body and taking the name Multron, and becoming a semi-regular antagonist for [[IronMan Iron Mane.]]

* BeardOfEvil: For some unknown reason, this robot has one, even when it stopped using Daring-shaped bodies.
* EvilTwin: For Daring Do.
* HumongousMecha: When it summoned the Red Roanin machine to fight Iron Mane.
* OppositeSexClone: More like opposite gender robot duplicate, as it identifies itself as male, but as a robot it doesn't technically have a biological sex.
* OrganTheft: During the Daring Do run, this was its primary goal, focusing on brains.
* RobotMe: Again, for Daring Do.

!!Fuergott
A [[InsistentTerminology quasi-immortal]] Unicorn who wields the flames of Tartarus. [[spoiler:Is actually the unicorn princess of old whose usage of Love Poison led to the downfall of a kingdom, and to the founding of Hearts and Hooves Day.]] And she is ''very'' bitter about that. Plans to take vengeance on [[spoiler:[[RevengeByProxy Princess Celestia]] for a crime committed by Celestia's ancestor.]]

* BigBad: Of ''Burning Heart.''
* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Evil Cannot Comprehend Love]]: Thanks to her backstory, the closest thing she has ever felt to true love was artifically induced by a potion.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Was heavily burned during the fire that destroyed her kingdom.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* [[spoiler:HurlItIntoTheSun]]: How she is eventually dispatched. [[spoiler:Princess Celestia personally steps in, thanks to the narrowly-averted destructiveness of Fuergott's plan, and destroys her with the only thing hotter than the fires of Tartarus that she wields. Namely, Celestia's sun.]]
* InsistentTerminology: Anytime somepony calls her immortal, somepony else will be quick to correct them by informing them that she's only Quasi-Immortal (see TheAgeless below).
* MeaningfulName / BilingualBonus: Her name means "Fire God" in [[GratuitousGerman Gerpony.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The author describes Fuergott as the anti-Princess Cadance.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Her aims. Her kingdom and life were destroyed by love [[spoiler:forced upon her by a more unscrupulous distant ancestor of Celestia]], so Fuergott intends to have her vengeance by destroying Celestia's family line and her kingdom by taking over the Cloudsdale weather facility and altering the compounds to create burning rain.
* PlayingWithFire: Her powers, gained from standing patiently in the lake of boiling pitch that surrounds Tartarus and making it her own through sheer force of will.
* TheAgeless: Is over a thousand years old, but only because she spent that time in Tartaros, which halts the aging process to live up to it's "Pit of ''Eternal'' Suffering" legend.
* TranquilFury: Oddly for most fire-based villains, Fuergott is always calm and in control of her emotions. The closest she gets to breaking this facade is her voice cracking in sorrow and pain during her VillainSong.
* VillainSong: Has one of the few in the series. The song, ''Set the Rain Ablaze'' details her plans and motives exactly. Known for being one of the few times she shows emotion, including the clearl-visible boiling tears streaking down her face.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Thanks to her StartOfDarkness, she considers love to be a construct.
* WingedUnicorn: As per her picture in the book on the legend, before her corruption she was one of the few mortal alicorns.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!The Steelclad Sorceror/[[FanNickname Claddie]]
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
While initially thought to be a forgotten hero of an age long past, he is actually a platinum golem, shaped like a unicorn pony, crafted by an unknown artisan, who, in his words, "just stumbled upon some idiot with a big ego's carefully made plans and wrecked them without even trying, and ended up with a crowd of annoying morons worshipping my hoofsteps", and later faked his own death to avoid them. While he is truly a powerful magician, it tends to be eclipsed by [[HairTriggerTemper his hot headedness]] [[NoIndoorVoice and volume]]. [[spoiler:Is actually one of Steam Whistle's first experiments, and got his memories erased when he failed to live up to his expectations, whichever they were]].

* AloofBigBrother: Acts a bit like this to the Gilded Marksmare. He says they're not brothers, but she won't listen.
* {{Angrish}}: Though it tends to be covered by [[ChunkyUpdraft bouts of]] PowerIncontinence
* BadassBookworm: He prefers magic, but he can, and will, get physical if the situation demands it
* BerserkButton: Keyboards full of them.
** In particular, you should ''never'' try to use him as an UnwittingPawn in [[ThePlan any kind of plan]]. [[GenreSavvy A few hundred years of experience gave him a very good eye to catch on to these]], [[SpannerInTheWorks and he'll make sure it crashes and burns in the most spectacular way possible]]. After which he'll probably [[TeethFlying knock your teeth out]].
-->"How'd that plan of yers work out, ya ''git''!"
* BigBrotherInstinct: Develops one towards the Marksmare after a while.
* BoisterousBruiser: Except with magic instead of physical strength. Although he does have both.
* ChunkyUpdraft: He causes these when he gets really angry
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Tends to make some pretty ridiculous threats when sufficiently riled up.
* CuttingTheKnot: His favorite approach to most problems.
* DropTheHammer: Keeps a large steel warhammer stashed in his armor. It's almost never used.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everypony Calls Him Barkeep]]: He seems to think his title is good enough, and it's unknown if he has a real name
* GenreSavvy: He's quite knowledgeable with how villains usually think.
* GoodIsNotNice
* HairTriggerTemper: He's ''always'' raging at something.
* HatesBeingTouched: "GIT OUTTA MY FACE!".
* InsistentTerminology: Refuses to be adressed by anything but his full title, and similarly refuses to give his unknown antagonist's name, and only refers to him through insults
* {{Jerkass}}: Tends to snap at anypony nearby.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shows a softer side on several occasions, especially in ''Tinker's Seal''
* LargeHam: Whenever he starts a rant on something or somepony.
* MagicKnight
* MeaningfulName
** Subverted with the title he's given by the university. In his words:
-->"[[TitleDrop Revenant's effigy]]? Revenants are ponies that came back! I NEVER LEFT! And this ain't a statue of me! IT ''IS'' ME! COULD YE GET IT ''WRONGER''!?"
* NoIndoorVoice: And telling him to pipe it down will only piss him off even more.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PowerIncontinence: He tends to [[ChunkyUpdraft cause rocky whirlwinds]] when he gets particularly angry.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision B-Strike]]: Curiously, for all of his usual attitude and propensity for minor swears, he doesn't like the B-word and other strong swears, and seldomly uses them. This, coupled with his knowledge of a few languages, puts him at odds with Storm Talon.
-->"WATCH YER LANGUAGE, LADDIE!"
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RipVanWinkle: Intentionally
* ShockAndAwe: One of his favorite spells is to charge himself with high voltage and then [[FingerPokeOfDoom prodding his target with his hoof]].
* SquishyWizard: He's quite aware that platinum is somewhat soft for a metal, which is why he wears steel armor
* StopWorshippingMe: To the point he preferred to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] rather than deal with everypony praising him at every step. Ironically, he reacts equally badly when Storm does the opposite, and treats him for what he is on a personal level: like he's a foul-tempered, loudmouthed JerkAss whose crap he won't take.
* UnstoppableRage: All the time.
** TranquilFury: At his very worst, he looks almost completely calm, although he tends to shake uncontrollably when this happens.
-->"Ya see, I can't afford ta get mad right now, I'd jus' tear 'is head off in a moment. And we both know he deserves worse than that."
*** Taken to its natural conclusion during [[spoiler:his [[WhatTheHellHero little rant on Sweetie Bottle's situation]]]]: He stopped shaking, started speaking barely above a whisper, and [[spoiler:dropped his accent]].
* ViolentGlaswegian: Has a thick Shcottish accent.
* WartsAndAll: For all of his anger at ponies, he does care about them. He tries to downplay this, however, and trying to praise him will probably end in eardrum damage.

!!The Assembler
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
Once thought to be a creature of legend, who seeks to raise an army of [[TheSoulless soulless creatures]], it's actually [[spoiler:a construct made by a group of artisans and magicians led by a pony known as Steam Whistle, created to find a way to raise an army of soulless beings to combat threats that could steal or corrupt souls. As time passed, it gained power through various methods, and became... [[EldritchAbomination something else]]. Its latest project is to craft new creatures out of parts obtained from other, already living creatures, as, according to it, "only those who are born have souls. They aren't born". Apparently fought Krastos several centuries ago]].

* [[spoiler:AIIsACrapshoot]]
* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Ponies]]: Its army is composed of these.
* BadassArmy: According to the legend, its army of soulless is this. [[spoiler:It mostly uses them for spying, but considering it crafted every single one of them to its preference, it isn't too hard to believe]].
** The few who get rallied out in ''Tinker's Seal'' are pretty {{Badass}}, but, considering our protagonists, they didn't stand a chance.
* BerserkButton: Well, it doesn't exactly get angry, being [[spoiler:a machine]], but it does have distaste for {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, so when it catches wind of [[CallBack the Colt of Smooze incident]]:
-->"...Complete and utter wastes of flesh. I must know if any of them remain. Their meat and bones need a proper purpose."
** The remaining colt members didn't wake up with a missing limb. They ''vanished off the face of Equestria'' after a couple of days. Even the ones in prison.
*** Though one [[spoiler:(later revealed to be the Colt Leader)]] managed to escape by fighting The Assembler hard enough to take down a dragon, and eventually threw it off the building she was hiding in.
-->'''Assembler:''' [[DidntSeeThatComing "Clearly that was not the best approach."]]
** The Colt Leader is herself a minor berserk button to the Assembler, if the fact that he constantly refers to her as a "Waste of Flesh", capitals included in the text, is any indication.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:"I was given a task, and seek only to carry it out" is the only answer it gives as to why it does what it does, and doesn't seem to believe it's doing anything wrong]]
* ChainsawGood: When it has to fight directly, it uses the same circular saws that it normally reserves for [[HumanResources soldier crafting endeavors]].
* CombatMedic/ DeadlyDoctor: Since its usually putting entire creatures together from raw flesh, patching up a particularly effective soldier with otherwise lethal injuries isn't too hard for it.
* TheComicallySerious/[[OnlySaneMan Only Sane... Thing]]: It ends up taking this role in ''Trial'', being the only one aware of the patent ridiculousness of the situation.
-->"Under normal circumstances I would scrap all of you. The current situation is far from any normal circumstance"
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: It, and anyone it makes, is apparently immune due to being soulless]].
* [[spoiler:ClockworkCreature]]: To the point it makes [[HellIsThatNoise hearing the sound of]] [[spoiler:clanking gears]] terrifying
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler:It's unknown if it's helped by magical effects or just [[TheDreaded reputation]], but the glowing light that apparently is its eye can stop most ponies in their tracks. Keyword being most]].
* [[spoiler:[[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity of Equine Origin]]]]
* TheDreaded
* EldritchAbomination
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It ''hates'' {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, as the Colt of Smooze finds out. [[spoiler: [[TheCorruption Being brainwashed is not excuse in its mind.]] Not even enough to do a MercyKill.]]
* TheFaceless: [[NothingIsScarier We never get a proper look at it]], as the characters are too busy [[OhCrap trying to escape]], but we do learn that [[spoiler:it's bigger than the biggest of griffons, and it has [[MultiArmedAndDangerous many arms]] and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom a single glowing light peeking out of the mass of limbs]]]].
* {{Foil}}: To Krastos.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Pony]]: The legends mention fighting it off will only ensure it comes back later, and [[spoiler:it survives an assault that would have killed a dragon and a subsequent fall from several stories, with nothing that a few repairs couldn't fix]].
* KingInTheMountain: An evil version. [[spoiler:They were right]].
* NotSoStoic: It's not very evident, being [[spoiler:a machine]], but its sheer brutality when dealing with the Colt of Smooze shows that it can definitely get mad.
* ObliviouslyEvil: See BlueAndOrangeMorality above.
* PerpetualMotionMonster
* TheSoulless: Its goal is apparently to raise an army out of these. [[spoiler: They're actually quite normal, and [[ParanoiaFuel almost indistinguishable from their soul-possesing counterparts]]]].
* [[TinMan Tin Stallion]]: For a supposedly emotionless being, [[spoiler:it takes sadistic pleasure in purging the Colt of Smooze]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: It seeks to protect the realm from beings who can corrupt and steal souls, which were, and still are, a significant threat to Equestria]]
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler:It seeks to combat and destroy anything with this capability]].

!!Steam Whistle, the Mad Tinker
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
[[spoiler:The Assembler]]'s creator and all-around MadScientist from an age long past, his journal and his works are all that's left of him, as his story, along with his foes, his methods and even his appearance were lost to time, and [[spoiler:the Assembler]] is the only one who remembers who he was.

* AntiVillain: Type II-III. He genuinely wants to protect Equestria, and spare everypony else from whatever he had to go through.
* ArcSymbol[=/=]SigilSpam: His cutie mark, a pointed steam whistle, which he used to brand all his works. It tends to work as a visual version of HellIsThatNoise.
* ClockPunk: Most of his creations were of this variety.
** ClockWorkCreature: If it wasn't an ArtifactOfDoom, it was one of these
* TheConstant: A strange, interdimensional version. While other characters could vary wildly between different universes, he remained pretty much the same.
* DeadLittleSister: His journal seems to indicate somepony close to him [[spoiler:got his/her soul taken]] by an unmentioned creature.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Hiring [[spoiler:Tight Ship and Greyhoof]] as lab assistants proved to be a really bad idea.
* IronicName: He hated working with [[SteamPunk steam machinery]], and preferred [[ClockPunk clockworks]] for an unknown reason
* [[FromNobodyToNightmare From Nopony to Nightmare]]: According to his journal, he began as a humble tinker and blacksmith. One DeadLittleSister later, he discovered his talent for automaton making and ended up creating the [[AIIsACrapshoot mechanical]] [[EldritchAbomination monstrosity]] that is [[spoiler:the Assembler]], along with several unknown projects that are yet to resurface.
** This extends to alternate universes. Whenever an alt!Whistle was pushed to far, the world would see a nasty balance shift. In one case, his entire family got executed for an unknown reason. The result? He ''overthrew the royal sisters'', and put himself as emperor.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* MadScientist
* MechanicalMonster: His specialty
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Just take a look at the things he made. He was one messed up pony, even if you take his backstory into account.
* PosthumousCharacter: Has been dead for centuries, but his influence can be felt throughout two books, having shifted the power balance of Equestria for a very long time.
* TheSpook: Very little was known from him when he lived, and most of it was lost after he died.
* UltimateBlacksmith: His metalworking was clearly unparalleled at the time, and nopony yet has even come close to matching him
* TragicVillain
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Clearly intended for [[spoiler:the Assembler]] to protect Equestria. His success is debatable.

!!The Gilded Marksmare
-> Introduced in ''Tinker's Seal''
Another of Steam Whistle's golems, she resembles a pegasus pony, is made from an unknown metal which is extremely light, allowing her to fly, and was found in a faraway iron mine. Although she was clearly designed for battle, having an improbable amount of concealed firearms built into her frame, she's a very outgoing and joyful pony, who doesn't seem to notice that she was built to kill.

* BadassAdorable: Yes, she may not look like the kind of pony to carry obscene amounts of weaponry wherever she goes, but part of being a good friend is to protect your friends for harm.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Daring Do, and most of her friends, would beat you up and/or land you in prison if pushed too far. Claddie might give you a thrashing of epic proportions. But the Marksmare? She'll kill you with barely a word.
* BottomlessMagazines: She doesn't really know where the bullets come from.
* FriendlySniper
* GenkiGirl
* GoodIsNotSoft
* TheGunslinger: She has shown all types at one point or another. Yes, even [[MoreDakka type B]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: A living version.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: If you can get her to be still long enough.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: For a given value of "daughter", she's this to Steam Whistle.
* MoreDakka: When she's asked to show off ''all'' of her firepower, the results were rather messy.
* NoIndoorVoice: Although, unlike her "brother", she actually will quiet down a bit if you ask her to.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Which puts her at odds with her "brother" Claddie
* [[OneManArmy One Mare Army]]: Once she's forced to fight, numbers don't seem to matter to her. In particular, she gets to teach the entire Village of the Blanks, which may we remind you are an entire town of angry undead abominations, the wonders of [[MoreDakka dakka]] without even getting a dent on herself.
* PerpetualSmiler
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's actually rather tiny, which makes her HyperspaceArsenal even harder to explain.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SiblingYinYang: With the Steelclad Sorceror
* {{Unobtainium}}: She's made of a very light, yet quite resistant metal that nopony's been able to identify yet, especially because taking samples isn't an option, [[WouldntHitAGirl for several]] [[BigBrotherInstinct reasons]].

!![[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Flux Capacitor]]
An academic transfered from Manehatten College, sent to help examine Steam Whistle's creations. ''Extremely'' eccentric, constantly inventing things with a variety of uses, all with one thing in common- their explosive end.

* BunglingInventor: Oh yes. One particularly bad experiment blew out every window in the college.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His sense of reality is...nonsensical, but he's very good at understanding mechanical devices. ''Building'' them, on the other hand...
* CloudCuckoolander
* ForScience: A lot of what he does is for this.
* GogglesDoNothing: He insists that anypony witnessing a demonstration wears goggles "In case something goes wrong." However, goggles can't protect the ''rest'' of your body from his invention's foul-ups. He wears a pair himself.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Most of his family have special talents relating to explosives. Of note is his cousin, [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Lemon Johnson]], who is mentioned to be working on designs for incendiary fruit.
* {{Magitek}}: What his doctorate is in.
* NoIndoorVoice: It's implied he's lost some of his hearing with all the explosions.
* NoodleIncident: The event that got him transferred from Manehattan College apparently involved him attempting to decorate the campus' Hearths Warming tree with tinsel and a Howitzer.
-->"Here's a fun fact for you: molten tinsel hurts. A lot.
* RunningGag: Anytime Flux says the word "Ka-boom", something can be heard exploding in the far distance. Without fail.
* StuffBlowingUp: To the point where he can't even [[UpToEleven make tea]] without something exploding. His cutie mark is a KooshBomb. He claims it represents how he's "Always ''bursting'' with new ideas" but everypony else has their own ideas on what it represents...
* UltimateJobSecurity: It's stated the reason he's always being transfered and not fired outright is that having him loose on the world is even ''worse'' than keeping him in a relatively controlled enviroment.


!! Tight Ship
-> Introduced in ''Tinker's Seal''
The strict manager and owner of a small [[InnOfNoReturn inn]] in Stalliongrad, which Bravado and Outback Jack stay in during their search for Steam Whistle's creations. [[spoiler:Actually several hundred years old, done by tricking guests into winding Steam Whistle's Great-Grandfather Clock, which he stole from Whistle's laboratory during his brief stint as one of his assistants, and is mounted on the wall.]]

* AloneWithThePsycho: The dinner scene, where Tight Ship sits with Outback Jack and Bravado, making irritated remarks about how one of the inn's maids was late by fourteen seconds this morning, or how Bravado tends to wait approximately forty-five seconds before taking another bite. It's ''very'' unnerving.
** He himself is this with Greyhoof when they were assisting Steam Whistle.
* BastardUnderstudy: Of [[spoiler:Steam Whistle.]]
* ClockKing: Ironically enough.
* DidntSeeThatComing: He was planning on stealing a lot more from Steam Whistle, but when Greyhoof snapped and murdered the assistants working on the Cutie Mark Replicator, he had to make do with just the Grandfather Clock.
* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: After Outback Jack removes the Great-Grandfather Clock from the wall, all the years he's stolen from his victims catch up with him in the space of seconds, and he literally crumbles into dust before their eyes.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* HatesBeingTouched
* {{Jerkass}}
* KubrickStare: Added with ScaryShinyGlasses as he stares down Bravado.
* ScheduleFanatic: Goes off on tirades if his staff show up less than a minute late.
* SerialKiller: Technically- he never actually kills anyone (that we know of), he just launches them back in time and makes them live to death, while he takes their wasted years.
* SuperOCD

!! The Rust Wraith/[[spoiler:Copper Wire]]
The ghost of a mare who lived many centuries ago, it claimed an abandoned foundry near Baltimare, and now resides there, driving away anypony who tries to enter. Recently, this foundry appears to have piqued the interest of Krastos' minions, which has the entire city on the ropes. [[spoiler:She is later revealed to have been another of Steam Whistle's assistants, who decided to quit when she thought he was going mad, and got the Soul Seal as a parting gift]].

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]
* BerserkButton: Seems to particularly despise demons. [[spoiler:Apparently, Steam Whistle told her just what they did to ponies, and particularly his DeadLittleSister]].
** Badmouthing [[spoiler:Steam Whistle]], too.
* [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: When the Soul Seal is deactivated, she thanks the group before leaving to finally rest]]
* ExtraOredinary: She can shape and control metallic objects effortlessly. Considering she haunts a foundry, this becomes especially problematic.
* GhostlyChill: The characters notice that inside the foundry it's much colder than anywhere else. Not even having the entire facility at full power is enough to warm it up, as they later find out.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* [[spoiler:[[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Mare]]: One of the few sane assistants Steam Whistle had.]]
* {{Poltergeist}}
* StormOfBlades: A favorite of hers.

!![[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Irene Saddler]]
Appears only in the short story ''A Scandal in Trottingham'', though she does have a brief appearance in ''Trial'', but is widely loved by fans. A beautiful, flirty, ClassyCatBurglar known professionally as The Mare. Notable for managing to evade Daring and earn her (''extremely'' grudging) respect at the end.

* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]
* {{Badass}}
* ClassyCatBurglar
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Dominatrix}}
* ForTheEvulz: Steals primarily out of sheer boredom.
* HighClassCallGirl
* {{Jerkass}}: Even her most devoted fans have to admit she's not a very nice pony.
* WorthyOpponent

!! [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Professor Lemon Johnson]]
Originally mentioned as a brief gag in ''Tinker's Seal'', Lemon Johnson, Dr. Capacitor's cousin, makes his official debut in ''Universal Cracks.'' Aside from his quasi-obsessive ideas for incendiary fruit, Lemon is also a pioneer in the fields of alternate universes, and [[spoiler:with the help of Capacitor and a crack team of scientists, produces a spell that opens the Cracks between Universes.]]

* BunglingInventor
* CatchPhrase: "When Life gives you Lemons..."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Judging by his desire to make explosive fruit. [[spoiler:Which actually comes in handy when dispatching the homicidal AlternateUniverse Ghoul Dachshund.]]
* [[ForScience For Science!]]: His motivation for ''everything.''
* MadScientist: Much like his cousin.
* WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: See CatchPhrase

!! [[AlternateUniverse Zapapple Tock]]
Introduced in ''Universal Cracks'', this particular version of Zapapple Tock comes from an AlternateUniverse where Daring died instead of her, thus inspiring her to become the adventurer.

Soon to appear in a spin-off series from [[PromotedFanboy Muffin Parcels]], which will begin with rewritten versions of her {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s.

* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]
* AlternateUniverse: Comes from one where she basically became the Canon Daring, right down to sharing the same office at the university. [[spoiler:The Crack appearing in their office walls kicks off the plot.]]
* {{Badass}}

!!Archer
A strange unicorn Daring meets in ''Centaur's Spell''. Gathering materials for a 'ritual of vital important', he meets Daring and in spite himself ends up befriending her. [[spoiler: He's actually a centaur, and the ritual is to turn him into a pony.]]

* [[spoiler: FantasticRacism: Why he's trying to turn himself into a pony. Centaurs are viewed as dangerous monsters and persecuted as such.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Has ''very'' good marksmareship.
* [[OneManArmy One Pony Army]]: Easily routes a pack of griffin's single-hoofedly.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Daring suspects that Archer may be an alias, given how secretive he is.
* SuperStrength / SuperSpeed: Daring notes how ''unusually'' atheletic he is for a unicorn. [[spoiler: That's because he's not a unicorn, but a centaur.]]
* [[spoiler: HeKnowsTooMuch: He kills the griffins when they reveal him being a centaur. He almost does the same to Daring.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Comes to respect Daring, having initially thought her as careless and carefree as any other pony. [[spoiler: But makes it clear if she reveals his secret "I'll know who blabbed...and who to blame."]]

!!Prince Orion
A green Earth pony with a black mane and tail and a crown Cutie Mark, Orion is the 12th prince of the kingdom of Stableton. He is one of the ponies recruited by the mysterious "Doctor" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E02DinosaursOnASpaceship to prevent a mysterious spaceship from crashing into Equestria]]. A somewhat-sexist JerkAss, he thinks little of Do...but is there more to [[SlapSlapKiss his feelings for her than he's letting on]]?

* DeadpanSnarker
* JerkAss: [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it though]].
* NiceHat: His crown.
* RoyalBrat
* SlapSlapKiss: With Do.
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Many Masks
A buffalo girl living in the Naffalo territories living in the tribe that commissioned Daring to track down their sacred totem in ''Charms of the Skin-trotter'', who develops a friendship and a bit more with Darrin. However, she has a dark secret that may force her to choose between herself and her tribe.

* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: Wants to protect her tribe, but was willing to cross some serious lines to do so.]]
* [[spoiler: EmotionEater: Powers herself on fear.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Has something with Darrin.
* [[spoiler: VoluntaryShapeshifting: She is a skin-trotter.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She does make mention of the need to defend her tribe from Changeling attacks and the depridations of pony bandits on the frontier. [[spoiler: She goes so far as to become a skin-trotter.]]

!!Morph
The Changeling survivor from the Skin-trotter's massacre.

* TheAtoner: After facing the Skin-trotter, he starts to question his species' modus operandi.

!!Pear Tree
An earth filly, from the fictional town of Eobury who stumbles across Sunny Town in ''Legend of the Zomponies''
* AuthorAvatar
* IdiotBall: Yes, wander away from Dawn, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
* JawDrop
-->"How the hay can anypony not know what a cutie mark is?"

!!Dawn Glow
The Eobury librarian.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Twilight Sparkle.

to:

* MakeAnExampleOfThem: He does this to anypony who gives him undue resistance. [[spoiler:Whitefrock is no exception]].
-->'''Goldstar''': I ''was'' going to let you live, but now I have to show what happens to those who impede me.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Most horses, while smart for the standards of beasts, have no more intelligence than cave ponies. However, some pockets have evolved sapience, and become akin to ponies. Goldstar is one of them.
** Even then, he's not very much like most sapient horses, being much more comfortable alone. True, he still likes company, but he doesn't panic when he's on his own.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He inflicts several of these, most notably on [[spoiler:Whitefrock and Anne Bonfire]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A variation. As a sapient horse, he considers ponies weak, but does not hate them. Rather, he pities them. [[spoiler:This leads to his downfall when he underestimates Bonfire's physical strength]]
* TheStrategist
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He suffers one, going berserk with pain and rage after Anne splashes his face with acid]].

!! High Priest Whitefrock
The Qilin high priest of Korblion, who is worshipped by the inhabitants of the lost city of Xiatropolis. He and his followers worship an idol [[spoiler: which is actually the titular skull in disguise]].

* BadassPacifist: He wouldn't fight even if he could. However, he can still be very tough in his own way.
* BerserkButton: Do not damage any of his books [[spoiler:or badmouth his religion]]
* GoodShepherd: He's very accepting and helpful.
* LargeHam: He has been known to give loud, bombastic speeches that last for hours. While somewhat more subtle outside of this context, he still overacts everyone off the page.
* NonActionGuy
* [[ManInWhite Stallion In White]]

!!Star Shimmer
A unicorn from Ambra's Glen that appears in ''Daring Do and the Obsidian Sentinel''. She is the proprietor of the ruins of Midnight Castle and is in mourning over her lover's death when Daring Do and her group encounter her.

* BrokenBird: She became very stern and distant after Earth Song's death.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She collects ''dragon skulls''. [[spoiler:After Earth Song is freed, she donates them to the Canterlot University, explaining that she no longer needs them.]]
* CreepyGood
* DarkIsNotEvil: Both the ownership of Midnight Castle and the ability to control darkness have been passed down through her family.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Made apparent in ''Tinker's Seal'', when she's shown to be more cheerful after [[spoiler:marrying Earth Song.]]
* FamousAncestor: Her ancestor was said to have defeated the Obsidian Sentinel in battle centuries ago.
** One part of ''Tinker's Seal'' implies that she is also related to a mythical dark ruler of the North, which was based on a vague legend. After the return of the Crystal Empire, the author was asked if this was King Sombra. The answer was SureWhyNot.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Earth Song in ''Tinker's Seal''.]]
* MadArtist: Admittedly, she isn't crazy, but her artwork is ''very'' morbid. Before Daring met her, she stumbled across some of her paintings in the ruins. Daring found the one depicting a white unicorn getting attacked by Windigos particularly disturbing.
* [[WomanInBlack Mare In Black]]
* NotSoStoic: There are times when her emotionless mask slips. The most notable example is when the Obsidian Sentinel [[spoiler:claimed that it killed Earth Song]]. Her fury and rage creeped ''Daring'' out.
* PerkyGoth: After she gets her happiness back.
* PerpetualFrowner: Before she [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]].
* [[StrangeGirl Strange Mare]]: Her flashback indicates that she always was one, but it became more pronounced after Earth Song's death. According to her, she started collecting dragon skulls in an attempt to distract herself from the grief.
* WhenSheSmiles: It's enough to surprise Daring Do, who previously thought that Star Shimmer had all the happiness sucked out of her.

!!Earth Song
An earth pony that appears in ''Daring Do and the Obsidian Sentinel''. He was Star Shimmer's coltfriend some time ago; however, after his disappearance during a cyclone, he was presumed dead. [[spoiler:Turns out that he wasn't dead at all; Ahuizotl kidnapped him during the cyclone, brainwashed him, and forced him into the Obsidian Armor.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: One can't help but get this impression from him during the flashback.
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: A hug from an overjoyed Star Shimmer was enough to help him break free.]]
* [[{{Fanboy}} Fancolt]]: [[spoiler:If ''Trial'' is to be believed, he becomes one for Daring. His "Why Daring is awesome" speech was over ''five hours long!'']]
* {{Keet}}
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: It's better to read ''Obsidian Sentinel'' before ''Tinker's Seal'', as ''Tinker's Seal'' shows him to be alive and well.]]
* TheLostLenore: For Star Shimmer; she became even more of an introvert after his death, because he was the last pony she ever cared about. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody
* NightmareFetishist: As shown in Star Shimmer's flashback. His reaction upon discovering that Star Shimmer can control darkness and owns the ruins to a creepy castle? "Cool!"
* PerpetualSmiler: According to the flashback.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Or so we thought.]]
* SecretLegacy: [[spoiler: The creator of the Obsidian Armor was his ancestor, who's magic still lives on in him.]]
* [[TenorBoy Tenor Colt]]: His singing voice helped him [[SerenadeYourLover win Star Shimmer over]].
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:As the Obsidian Sentinel. In ''Tinker's Seal'', he's shown beating up mooks with a baseball bat.]]

!!The Obsidian Sentinel
A statue from Star Shimmer's garden that mysteriously came to life and attacked Daring and her friends. [[spoiler: In reality the Sentinel is a brainwashed Earth Song, who was kidnapped by Ahuitzotl and forced wear the Obsidian Armor as part of his evil plot.]]

* [[spoiler: AncestralWeapon: Earth Song's ancestor was the one who crafted the armor using magic long ago. Being their descendant, he is the only one who can use the full power of the armor, which is why Ahuizotl kidnapped him.]]
* BladeOnAStick
* [[spoiler: DramaticUnmask: Star Shimmer knocks off the Sentinel's head during the book's climax, revealing it to be a brainwashed Earth Song wearing armor.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep / GutturalGrowler: [[spoiler: In harsh contrast to Earth Song's [[TenorBoy natural voice]].]]
* TheJuggernaut
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter]]
* LivingStatue: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* [[spoiler: OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Only the creator, or their descendants, can unleash the Obsidian Armor's full power.]]
* [[spoiler: PoweredArmor: The true nature of The Sentinel is that it is an enchanted suit of armor that can control the weather.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* [[WeatherControlMachine Weather Control]]: The Sentinel's greatest power is to manipulate the weather. [[spoiler: Ahuizotl managed to tap into its power to cause the fateful cyclone that Earth Song disappeared in. His ultimate scheme was to harness its power to take over the world.]]
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: It taunts Star Shimmer by claiming that it [[spoiler:killed Earth Song]]. [[BerserkButton Bad idea]]. [[spoiler:It was lying, anyway.]]

!!Odo Bahn
An earth pony ornithologist who aids our heroes in ''Daring Do and the Amethyst Penguin''.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* YouShallNotPass: At the temple

!!Daring Don't/Multron
Appearing in the [[http://fav.me/d4u4lg6 Mareval Comics Run]], Daring Don't was an [[EvilTwin evil]] [[RobotMe robotic clone]] of Daring Do. Created by Alan Moooore because of licensing issues preventing Mareval from using Ahuiztol, Daring Don't's master plan was to take over the world by adding the intellectual capacities of the world's smartest people to its own, allowing it to control the Ark of Infinity, which would grant it unlimited cosmic power.

The last time it appears in the series, it is attempting to retrieve a copy of Star Swirl the Bearded's mind, held safe by the Bison Monks of Timbuck Two.

After the comic's cancellation, it proceeded to appear several other times in other Mareval works, dropping its Daring Do appearance in favor of a chrome, blockier body and taking the name Multron, and becoming a semi-regular antagonist for [[IronMan Iron Mane.]]

* BeardOfEvil: For some unknown reason, this robot has one, even when it stopped using Daring-shaped bodies.
* EvilTwin: For Daring Do.
* HumongousMecha: When it summoned the Red Roanin machine to fight Iron Mane.
* OppositeSexClone: More like opposite gender robot duplicate, as it identifies itself as male, but as a robot it doesn't technically have a biological sex.
* OrganTheft: During the Daring Do run, this was its primary goal, focusing on brains.
* RobotMe: Again, for Daring Do.

!!Fuergott
A [[InsistentTerminology quasi-immortal]] Unicorn who wields the flames of Tartarus. [[spoiler:Is actually the unicorn princess of old whose usage of Love Poison led to the downfall of a kingdom, and to the founding of Hearts and Hooves Day.]] And she is ''very'' bitter about that. Plans to take vengeance on [[spoiler:[[RevengeByProxy Princess Celestia]] for a crime committed by Celestia's ancestor.]]

* BigBad: Of ''Burning Heart.''
* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Evil Cannot Comprehend Love]]: Thanks to her backstory, the closest thing she has ever felt to true love was artifically induced by a potion.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Was heavily burned during the fire that destroyed her kingdom.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* [[spoiler:HurlItIntoTheSun]]: How she is eventually dispatched. [[spoiler:Princess Celestia personally steps in, thanks to the narrowly-averted destructiveness of Fuergott's plan, and destroys her with the only thing hotter than the fires of Tartarus that she wields. Namely, Celestia's sun.]]
* InsistentTerminology: Anytime somepony calls her immortal, somepony else will be quick to correct them by informing them that she's only Quasi-Immortal (see TheAgeless below).
* MeaningfulName / BilingualBonus: Her name means "Fire God" in [[GratuitousGerman Gerpony.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The author describes Fuergott as the anti-Princess Cadance.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Her aims. Her kingdom and life were destroyed by love [[spoiler:forced upon her by a more unscrupulous distant ancestor of Celestia]], so Fuergott intends to have her vengeance by destroying Celestia's family line and her kingdom by taking over the Cloudsdale weather facility and altering the compounds to create burning rain.
* PlayingWithFire: Her powers, gained from standing patiently in the lake of boiling pitch that surrounds Tartarus and making it her own through sheer force of will.
* TheAgeless: Is over a thousand years old, but only because she spent that time in Tartaros, which halts the aging process to live up to it's "Pit of ''Eternal'' Suffering" legend.
* TranquilFury: Oddly for most fire-based villains, Fuergott is always calm and in control of her emotions. The closest she gets to breaking this facade is her voice cracking in sorrow and pain during her VillainSong.
* VillainSong: Has one of the few in the series. The song, ''Set the Rain Ablaze'' details her plans and motives exactly. Known for being one of the few times she shows emotion, including the clearl-visible boiling tears streaking down her face.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Thanks to her StartOfDarkness, she considers love to be a construct.
* WingedUnicorn: As per her picture in the book on the legend, before her corruption she was one of the few mortal alicorns.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!The Steelclad Sorceror/[[FanNickname Claddie]]
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
While initially thought to be a forgotten hero of an age long past, he is actually a platinum golem, shaped like a unicorn pony, crafted by an unknown artisan, who, in his words, "just stumbled upon some idiot with a big ego's carefully made plans and wrecked them without even trying, and ended up with a crowd of annoying morons worshipping my hoofsteps", and later faked his own death to avoid them. While he is truly a powerful magician, it tends to be eclipsed by [[HairTriggerTemper his hot headedness]] [[NoIndoorVoice and volume]]. [[spoiler:Is actually one of Steam Whistle's first experiments, and got his memories erased when he failed to live up to his expectations, whichever they were]].

* AloofBigBrother: Acts a bit like this to the Gilded Marksmare. He says they're not brothers, but she won't listen.
* {{Angrish}}: Though it tends to be covered by [[ChunkyUpdraft bouts of]] PowerIncontinence
* BadassBookworm: He prefers magic, but he can, and will, get physical if the situation demands it
* BerserkButton: Keyboards full of them.
** In particular, you should ''never'' try to use him as an UnwittingPawn in [[ThePlan any kind of plan]]. [[GenreSavvy A few hundred years of experience gave him a very good eye to catch on to these]], [[SpannerInTheWorks and he'll make sure it crashes and burns in the most spectacular way possible]]. After which he'll probably [[TeethFlying knock your teeth out]].
-->"How'd that plan of yers work out, ya ''git''!"
* BigBrotherInstinct: Develops one towards the Marksmare after a while.
* BoisterousBruiser: Except with magic instead of physical strength. Although he does have both.
* ChunkyUpdraft: He causes these when he gets really angry
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Tends to make some pretty ridiculous threats when sufficiently riled up.
* CuttingTheKnot: His favorite approach to most problems.
* DropTheHammer: Keeps a large steel warhammer stashed in his armor. It's almost never used.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everypony Calls Him Barkeep]]: He seems to think his title is good enough, and it's unknown if he has a real name
* GenreSavvy: He's quite knowledgeable with how villains usually think.
* GoodIsNotNice
* HairTriggerTemper: He's ''always'' raging at something.
* HatesBeingTouched: "GIT OUTTA MY FACE!".
* InsistentTerminology: Refuses to be adressed by anything but his full title, and similarly refuses to give his unknown antagonist's name, and only refers to him through insults
* {{Jerkass}}: Tends to snap at anypony nearby.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shows a softer side on several occasions, especially in ''Tinker's Seal''
* LargeHam: Whenever he starts a rant on something or somepony.
* MagicKnight
* MeaningfulName
** Subverted with the title he's given by the university. In his words:
-->"[[TitleDrop Revenant's effigy]]? Revenants are ponies that came back! I NEVER LEFT! And this ain't a statue of me! IT ''IS'' ME! COULD YE GET IT ''WRONGER''!?"
* NoIndoorVoice: And telling him to pipe it down will only piss him off even more.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PowerIncontinence: He tends to [[ChunkyUpdraft cause rocky whirlwinds]] when he gets particularly angry.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision B-Strike]]: Curiously, for all of his usual attitude and propensity for minor swears, he doesn't like the B-word and other strong swears, and seldomly uses them. This, coupled with his knowledge of a few languages, puts him at odds with Storm Talon.
-->"WATCH YER LANGUAGE, LADDIE!"
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RipVanWinkle: Intentionally
* ShockAndAwe: One of his favorite spells is to charge himself with high voltage and then [[FingerPokeOfDoom prodding his target with his hoof]].
* SquishyWizard: He's quite aware that platinum is somewhat soft for a metal, which is why he wears steel armor
* StopWorshippingMe: To the point he preferred to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] rather than deal with everypony praising him at every step. Ironically, he reacts equally badly when Storm does the opposite, and treats him for what he is on a personal level: like he's a foul-tempered, loudmouthed JerkAss whose crap he won't take.
* UnstoppableRage: All the time.
** TranquilFury: At his very worst, he looks almost completely calm, although he tends to shake uncontrollably when this happens.
-->"Ya see, I can't afford ta get mad right now, I'd jus' tear 'is head off in a moment. And we both know he deserves worse than that."
*** Taken to its natural conclusion during [[spoiler:his [[WhatTheHellHero little rant on Sweetie Bottle's situation]]]]: He stopped shaking, started speaking barely above a whisper, and [[spoiler:dropped his accent]].
* ViolentGlaswegian: Has a thick Shcottish accent.
* WartsAndAll: For all of his anger at ponies, he does care about them. He tries to downplay this, however, and trying to praise him will probably end in eardrum damage.

!!The Assembler
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
Once thought to be a creature of legend, who seeks to raise an army of [[TheSoulless soulless creatures]], it's actually [[spoiler:a construct made by a group of artisans and magicians led by a pony known as Steam Whistle, created to find a way to raise an army of soulless beings to combat threats that could steal or corrupt souls. As time passed, it gained power through various methods, and became... [[EldritchAbomination something else]]. Its latest project is to craft new creatures out of parts obtained from other, already living creatures, as, according to it, "only those who are born have souls. They aren't born". Apparently fought Krastos several centuries ago]].

* [[spoiler:AIIsACrapshoot]]
* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Ponies]]: Its army is composed of these.
* BadassArmy: According to the legend, its army of soulless is this. [[spoiler:It mostly uses them for spying, but considering it crafted every single one of them to its preference, it isn't too hard to believe]].
** The few who get rallied out in ''Tinker's Seal'' are pretty {{Badass}}, but, considering our protagonists, they didn't stand a chance.
* BerserkButton: Well, it doesn't exactly get angry, being [[spoiler:a machine]], but it does have distaste for {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, so when it catches wind of [[CallBack the Colt of Smooze incident]]:
-->"...Complete and utter wastes of flesh. I must know if any of them remain. Their meat and bones need a proper purpose."
** The remaining colt members didn't wake up with a missing limb. They ''vanished off the face of Equestria'' after a couple of days. Even the ones in prison.
*** Though one [[spoiler:(later revealed to be the Colt Leader)]] managed to escape by fighting The Assembler hard enough to take down a dragon, and eventually threw it off the building she was hiding in.
-->'''Assembler:''' [[DidntSeeThatComing "Clearly that was not the best approach."]]
** The Colt Leader is herself a minor berserk button to the Assembler, if the fact that he constantly refers to her as a "Waste of Flesh", capitals included in the text, is any indication.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:"I was given a task, and seek only to carry it out" is the only answer it gives as to why it does what it does, and doesn't seem to believe it's doing anything wrong]]
* ChainsawGood: When it has to fight directly, it uses the same circular saws that it normally reserves for [[HumanResources soldier crafting endeavors]].
* CombatMedic/ DeadlyDoctor: Since its usually putting entire creatures together from raw flesh, patching up a particularly effective soldier with otherwise lethal injuries isn't too hard for it.
* TheComicallySerious/[[OnlySaneMan Only Sane... Thing]]: It ends up taking this role in ''Trial'', being the only one aware of the patent ridiculousness of the situation.
-->"Under normal circumstances I would scrap all of you. The current situation is far from any normal circumstance"
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: It, and anyone it makes, is apparently immune due to being soulless]].
* [[spoiler:ClockworkCreature]]: To the point it makes [[HellIsThatNoise hearing the sound of]] [[spoiler:clanking gears]] terrifying
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler:It's unknown if it's helped by magical effects or just [[TheDreaded reputation]], but the glowing light that apparently is its eye can stop most ponies in their tracks. Keyword being most]].
* [[spoiler:[[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity of Equine Origin]]]]
* TheDreaded
* EldritchAbomination
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It ''hates'' {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, as the Colt of Smooze finds out. [[spoiler: [[TheCorruption Being brainwashed is not excuse in its mind.]] Not even enough to do a MercyKill.]]
* TheFaceless: [[NothingIsScarier We never get a proper look at it]], as the characters are too busy [[OhCrap trying to escape]], but we do learn that [[spoiler:it's bigger than the biggest of griffons, and it has [[MultiArmedAndDangerous many arms]] and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom a single glowing light peeking out of the mass of limbs]]]].
* {{Foil}}: To Krastos.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Pony]]: The legends mention fighting it off will only ensure it comes back later, and [[spoiler:it survives an assault that would have killed a dragon and a subsequent fall from several stories, with nothing that a few repairs couldn't fix]].
* KingInTheMountain: An evil version. [[spoiler:They were right]].
* NotSoStoic: It's not very evident, being [[spoiler:a machine]], but its sheer brutality when dealing with the Colt of Smooze shows that it can definitely get mad.
* ObliviouslyEvil: See BlueAndOrangeMorality above.
* PerpetualMotionMonster
* TheSoulless: Its goal is apparently to raise an army out of these. [[spoiler: They're actually quite normal, and [[ParanoiaFuel almost indistinguishable from their soul-possesing counterparts]]]].
* [[TinMan Tin Stallion]]: For a supposedly emotionless being, [[spoiler:it takes sadistic pleasure in purging the Colt of Smooze]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: It seeks to protect the realm from beings who can corrupt and steal souls, which were, and still are, a significant threat to Equestria]]
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler:It seeks to combat and destroy anything with this capability]].

!!Steam Whistle, the Mad Tinker
->Introduced in ''Revenant's Effigy''
[[spoiler:The Assembler]]'s creator and all-around MadScientist from an age long past, his journal and his works are all that's left of him, as his story, along with his foes, his methods and even his appearance were lost to time, and [[spoiler:the Assembler]] is the only one who remembers who he was.

* AntiVillain: Type II-III. He genuinely wants to protect Equestria, and spare everypony else from whatever he had to go through.
* ArcSymbol[=/=]SigilSpam: His cutie mark, a pointed steam whistle, which he used to brand all his works. It tends to work as a visual version of HellIsThatNoise.
* ClockPunk: Most of his creations were of this variety.
** ClockWorkCreature: If it wasn't an ArtifactOfDoom, it was one of these
* TheConstant: A strange, interdimensional version. While other characters could vary wildly between different universes, he remained pretty much the same.
* DeadLittleSister: His journal seems to indicate somepony close to him [[spoiler:got his/her soul taken]] by an unmentioned creature.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Hiring [[spoiler:Tight Ship and Greyhoof]] as lab assistants proved to be a really bad idea.
* IronicName: He hated working with [[SteamPunk steam machinery]], and preferred [[ClockPunk clockworks]] for an unknown reason
* [[FromNobodyToNightmare From Nopony to Nightmare]]: According to his journal, he began as a humble tinker and blacksmith. One DeadLittleSister later, he discovered his talent for automaton making and ended up creating the [[AIIsACrapshoot mechanical]] [[EldritchAbomination monstrosity]] that is [[spoiler:the Assembler]], along with several unknown projects that are yet to resurface.
** This extends to alternate universes. Whenever an alt!Whistle was pushed to far, the world would see a nasty balance shift. In one case, his entire family got executed for an unknown reason. The result? He ''overthrew the royal sisters'', and put himself as emperor.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* MadScientist
* MechanicalMonster: His specialty
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Just take a look at the things he made. He was one messed up pony, even if you take his backstory into account.
* PosthumousCharacter: Has been dead for centuries, but his influence can be felt throughout two books, having shifted the power balance of Equestria for a very long time.
* TheSpook: Very little was known from him when he lived, and most of it was lost after he died.
* UltimateBlacksmith: His metalworking was clearly unparalleled at the time, and nopony yet has even come close to matching him
* TragicVillain
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Clearly intended for [[spoiler:the Assembler]] to protect Equestria. His success is debatable.

!!The Gilded Marksmare
-> Introduced in ''Tinker's Seal''
Another of Steam Whistle's golems, she resembles a pegasus pony, is made from an unknown metal which is extremely light, allowing her to fly, and was found in a faraway iron mine. Although she was clearly designed for battle, having an improbable amount of concealed firearms built into her frame, she's a very outgoing and joyful pony, who doesn't seem to notice that she was built to kill.

* BadassAdorable: Yes, she may not look like the kind of pony to carry obscene amounts of weaponry wherever she goes, but part of being a good friend is to protect your friends for harm.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Daring Do, and most of her friends, would beat you up and/or land you in prison if pushed too far. Claddie might give you a thrashing of epic proportions. But the Marksmare? She'll kill you with barely a word.
* BottomlessMagazines: She doesn't really know where the bullets come from.
* FriendlySniper
* GenkiGirl
* GoodIsNotSoft
* TheGunslinger: She has shown all types at one point or another. Yes, even [[MoreDakka type B]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: A living version.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: If you can get her to be still long enough.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: For a given value of "daughter", she's this to Steam Whistle.
* MoreDakka: When she's asked to show off ''all'' of her firepower, the results were rather messy.
* NoIndoorVoice: Although, unlike her "brother", she actually will quiet down a bit if you ask her to.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Which puts her at odds with her "brother" Claddie
* [[OneManArmy One Mare Army]]: Once she's forced to fight, numbers don't seem to matter to her. In particular, she gets to teach the entire Village of the Blanks, which may we remind you are an entire town of angry undead abominations, the wonders of [[MoreDakka dakka]] without even getting a dent on herself.
* PerpetualSmiler
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's actually rather tiny, which makes her HyperspaceArsenal even harder to explain.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SiblingYinYang: With the Steelclad Sorceror
* {{Unobtainium}}: She's made of a very light, yet quite resistant metal that nopony's been able to identify yet, especially because taking samples isn't an option, [[WouldntHitAGirl for several]] [[BigBrotherInstinct reasons]].

!![[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Flux Capacitor]]
An academic transfered from Manehatten College, sent to help examine Steam Whistle's creations. ''Extremely'' eccentric, constantly inventing things with a variety of uses, all with one thing in common- their explosive end.

* BunglingInventor: Oh yes. One particularly bad experiment blew out every window in the college.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His sense of reality is...nonsensical, but he's very good at understanding mechanical devices. ''Building'' them, on the other hand...
* CloudCuckoolander
* ForScience: A lot of what he does is for this.
* GogglesDoNothing: He insists that anypony witnessing a demonstration wears goggles "In case something goes wrong." However, goggles can't protect the ''rest'' of your body from his invention's foul-ups. He wears a pair himself.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Most of his family have special talents relating to explosives. Of note is his cousin, [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Lemon Johnson]], who is mentioned to be working on designs for incendiary fruit.
* {{Magitek}}: What his doctorate is in.
* NoIndoorVoice: It's implied he's lost some of his hearing with all the explosions.
* NoodleIncident: The event that got him transferred from Manehattan College apparently involved him attempting to decorate the campus' Hearths Warming tree with tinsel and a Howitzer.
-->"Here's a fun fact for you: molten tinsel hurts. A lot.
* RunningGag: Anytime Flux says the word "Ka-boom", something can be heard exploding in the far distance. Without fail.
* StuffBlowingUp: To the point where he can't even [[UpToEleven make tea]] without something exploding. His cutie mark is a KooshBomb. He claims it represents how he's "Always ''bursting'' with new ideas" but everypony else has their own ideas on what it represents...
* UltimateJobSecurity: It's stated the reason he's always being transfered and not fired outright is that having him loose on the world is even ''worse'' than keeping him in a relatively controlled enviroment.


!! Tight Ship
-> Introduced in ''Tinker's Seal''
The strict manager and owner of a small [[InnOfNoReturn inn]] in Stalliongrad, which Bravado and Outback Jack stay in during their search for Steam Whistle's creations. [[spoiler:Actually several hundred years old, done by tricking guests into winding Steam Whistle's Great-Grandfather Clock, which he stole from Whistle's laboratory during his brief stint as one of his assistants, and is mounted on the wall.]]

* AloneWithThePsycho: The dinner scene, where Tight Ship sits with Outback Jack and Bravado, making irritated remarks about how one of the inn's maids was late by fourteen seconds this morning, or how Bravado tends to wait approximately forty-five seconds before taking another bite. It's ''very'' unnerving.
** He himself is this with Greyhoof when they were assisting Steam Whistle.
* BastardUnderstudy: Of [[spoiler:Steam Whistle.]]
* ClockKing: Ironically enough.
* DidntSeeThatComing: He was planning on stealing a lot more from Steam Whistle, but when Greyhoof snapped and murdered the assistants working on the Cutie Mark Replicator, he had to make do with just the Grandfather Clock.
* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: After Outback Jack removes the Great-Grandfather Clock from the wall, all the years he's stolen from his victims catch up with him in the space of seconds, and he literally crumbles into dust before their eyes.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* HatesBeingTouched
* {{Jerkass}}
* KubrickStare: Added with ScaryShinyGlasses as he stares down Bravado.
* ScheduleFanatic: Goes off on tirades if his staff show up less than a minute late.
* SerialKiller: Technically- he never actually kills anyone (that we know of), he just launches them back in time and makes them live to death, while he takes their wasted years.
* SuperOCD

!! The Rust Wraith/[[spoiler:Copper Wire]]
The ghost of a mare who lived many centuries ago, it claimed an abandoned foundry near Baltimare, and now resides there, driving away anypony who tries to enter. Recently, this foundry appears to have piqued the interest of Krastos' minions, which has the entire city on the ropes. [[spoiler:She is later revealed to have been another of Steam Whistle's assistants, who decided to quit when she thought he was going mad, and got the Soul Seal as a parting gift]].

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]
* BerserkButton: Seems to particularly despise demons. [[spoiler:Apparently, Steam Whistle told her just what they did to ponies, and particularly his DeadLittleSister]].
** Badmouthing [[spoiler:Steam Whistle]], too.
* [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: When the Soul Seal is deactivated, she thanks the group before leaving to finally rest]]
* ExtraOredinary: She can shape and control metallic objects effortlessly. Considering she haunts a foundry, this becomes especially problematic.
* GhostlyChill: The characters notice that inside the foundry it's much colder than anywhere else. Not even having the entire facility at full power is enough to warm it up, as they later find out.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* [[spoiler:[[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Mare]]: One of the few sane assistants Steam Whistle had.]]
* {{Poltergeist}}
* StormOfBlades: A favorite of hers.

!![[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Irene Saddler]]
Appears only in the short story ''A Scandal in Trottingham'', though she does have a brief appearance in ''Trial'', but is widely loved by fans. A beautiful, flirty, ClassyCatBurglar known professionally as The Mare. Notable for managing to evade Daring and earn her (''extremely'' grudging) respect at the end.

* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]
* {{Badass}}
* ClassyCatBurglar
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Dominatrix}}
* ForTheEvulz: Steals primarily out of sheer boredom.
* HighClassCallGirl
* {{Jerkass}}: Even her most devoted fans have to admit she's not a very nice pony.
* WorthyOpponent

!! [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Professor Lemon Johnson]]
Originally mentioned as a brief gag in ''Tinker's Seal'', Lemon Johnson, Dr. Capacitor's cousin, makes his official debut in ''Universal Cracks.'' Aside from his quasi-obsessive ideas for incendiary fruit, Lemon is also a pioneer in the fields of alternate universes, and [[spoiler:with the help of Capacitor and a crack team of scientists, produces a spell that opens the Cracks between Universes.]]

* BunglingInventor
* CatchPhrase: "When Life gives you Lemons..."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Judging by his desire to make explosive fruit. [[spoiler:Which actually comes in handy when dispatching the homicidal AlternateUniverse Ghoul Dachshund.]]
* [[ForScience For Science!]]: His motivation for ''everything.''
* MadScientist: Much like his cousin.
* WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: See CatchPhrase

!! [[AlternateUniverse Zapapple Tock]]
Introduced in ''Universal Cracks'', this particular version of Zapapple Tock comes from an AlternateUniverse where Daring died instead of her, thus inspiring her to become the adventurer.

Soon to appear in a spin-off series from [[PromotedFanboy Muffin Parcels]], which will begin with rewritten versions of her {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s.

* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]
* AlternateUniverse: Comes from one where she basically became the Canon Daring, right down to sharing the same office at the university. [[spoiler:The Crack appearing in their office walls kicks off the plot.]]
* {{Badass}}

!!Archer
A strange unicorn Daring meets in ''Centaur's Spell''. Gathering materials for a 'ritual of vital important', he meets Daring and in spite himself ends up befriending her. [[spoiler: He's actually a centaur, and the ritual is to turn him into a pony.]]

* [[spoiler: FantasticRacism: Why he's trying to turn himself into a pony. Centaurs are viewed as dangerous monsters and persecuted as such.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Has ''very'' good marksmareship.
* [[OneManArmy One Pony Army]]: Easily routes a pack of griffin's single-hoofedly.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Daring suspects that Archer may be an alias, given how secretive he is.
* SuperStrength / SuperSpeed: Daring notes how ''unusually'' atheletic he is for a unicorn. [[spoiler: That's because he's not a unicorn, but a centaur.]]
* [[spoiler: HeKnowsTooMuch: He kills the griffins when they reveal him being a centaur. He almost does the same to Daring.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Comes to respect Daring, having initially thought her as careless and carefree as any other pony. [[spoiler: But makes it clear if she reveals his secret "I'll know who blabbed...and who to blame."]]

!!Prince Orion
A green Earth pony with a black mane and tail and a crown Cutie Mark, Orion is the 12th prince of the kingdom of Stableton. He is one of the ponies recruited by the mysterious "Doctor" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E02DinosaursOnASpaceship to prevent a mysterious spaceship from crashing into Equestria]]. A somewhat-sexist JerkAss, he thinks little of Do...but is there more to [[SlapSlapKiss his feelings for her than he's letting on]]?

* DeadpanSnarker
* JerkAss: [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it though]].
* NiceHat: His crown.
* RoyalBrat
* SlapSlapKiss: With Do.
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Many Masks
A buffalo girl living in the Naffalo territories living in the tribe that commissioned Daring to track down their sacred totem in ''Charms of the Skin-trotter'', who develops a friendship and a bit more with Darrin. However, she has a dark secret that may force her to choose between herself and her tribe.

* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: Wants to protect her tribe, but was willing to cross some serious lines to do so.]]
* [[spoiler: EmotionEater: Powers herself on fear.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Has something with Darrin.
* [[spoiler: VoluntaryShapeshifting: She is a skin-trotter.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She does make mention of the need to defend her tribe from Changeling attacks and the depridations of pony bandits on the frontier. [[spoiler: She goes so far as to become a skin-trotter.]]

!!Morph
The Changeling survivor from the Skin-trotter's massacre.

* TheAtoner: After facing the Skin-trotter, he starts to question his species' modus operandi.

!!Pear Tree
An earth filly, from the fictional town of Eobury who stumbles across Sunny Town in ''Legend of the Zomponies''
* AuthorAvatar
* IdiotBall: Yes, wander away from Dawn, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
* JawDrop
-->"How the hay can anypony not know what a cutie mark is?"

!!Dawn Glow
The Eobury librarian.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Twilight Sparkle.



[[folder:Daring Do and the Bauble of Mystery Exclusive Characters]]
!!Dr. Egghead

The main villain of ''The Bauble of Mystery'', he steals the item in question to power his death machine and it's up to you to get it back! He tends to control his minions by sealing them in magical armor suits and possesses a [[SonicTheHedgehog particular hatred of hedgehogs.]]

* BaldOfEvil: He has no mane. In fact, the top of his head vaguely looks like an egg.
* BigBad
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:He had no intention on ever actually using the death machine. It's purpose was to scare Equestria's populace into letting him rule, and stealing the Bauble would allow him to back up his threat. Because of this, [[EnemyMine he's not happy with Ahuizotl after he attempted to fire it himself]].]]
* [[spoiler: [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Ahuizotl]]]]
* LargeHam: Prone to ChewingTheScenery on occasion, along with the usual villain fair.
* MadScientist: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the manual of the game]], he's had more than the aforementioned death machine.
** InsufferableGenius: [[AllThereInTheManual Also according to the manual]], he's got an I.Q. of 300. [[InformedAbility Doesn't seem to show it in his plan, however]].
* MalevolentMugshot: The magical armor suits he traps his minions inside have his emblem, a sort of picture of himself, on them.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Hedgehogs?]]: One cutscene shows he not only hates hedgehogs, but can be somewhat fearful of them when they get too close to him without some sort of protective gear.

!!Dark Do

An evil shadow version of Daring Do. [[spoiler: It was created by the real villain and final boss, Ahuizotl!]]

* EvilKnockoff
* MirrorBoss: Anything Daring Do can do, Dark Do can do, too.

!!The Four Generals

These are the four bosses you must face to get the four keys to the Bauble of Mystery, they've all been brainwashed by the evil Dr.Egghead.

!!!Tropes shared by most of them

* AnimalBattleAura: Regerdless of their actual species. [[TheFourGods Toph is a tiger, Zuko a phoenix, Katara a sea turtle, and Aang a dragon.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: All of them were captured by Dark Do and brainwashed by Dr.Egghead.
* MixAndMatchCritters
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They seem too cute to be a threat but...
** KillerRabbit
* TurnsRed: Get them down to a third of their health and their attack patterns change, get faster and stronger.

!!!Toph

A badger-mole princess and holder of the emerald key, but don't be fooled by her cute appearance, she's really tough.

* DishingOutDirt: Will chuck rocks as an attack.
** ExtraOredinary: They turn into chunks of ''steel'' at low health.
* [[TunnelKing Tunnel Princess]]: Spends most of her time underneath her stage, popping up to attack.

!!!Zuko

A bat-monkey prince and holder of the ruby key, he's really dangerous if you're not careful.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Normally. Now its ManiacMonkeys
* LightningBruiser
* PlayingWithFire: Will breath fire as an attack.
** ShockAndAwe: At low health he starts shooting lightning.

!!!Katara

A seal-orca shaman and holder of the sapphire key, she very fast in the water, watch out.

* MakingASplash
** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Seal]]: Starts shooting icicles and makes large chunks of ice fall from the ceiling at low health.

!!!Aang

A flying squirrel-lemur monk and holder of the diamond key. He's probably the strongest of the four generals.

* LightningBruiser: Goes at speeds approaching TeleportSpam.
* RazorWind: At first he starts shooting blades of air around the screen...
** BlowYouAway: ...later he incorporates mini tornadoes.

!!Neighthan Drake

A smarmy, wisecracking treasure hunter who seeks the Bauble to unlock its mysteries. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

!![[Franchise/TombRaider Marea Croft]]

An [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]/AdventurerArchaeologist who wants to prevent the Bauble from falling into the wrong hands. Appears as a GuestFighter in multiplayer mode.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blood Diamonds]]
!!Colonel Garret Talonus

A griffin and head of a large mercenary army. Attempted to use the power of a Blood Diamond to start a war for his own gain.

* BloodKnight: Is obsessed with battle
* ColonelKilgore
* {{Determinator}}: Most Blood Diamond owners give in the the need for senseless slaughter. Talonus keeps his head enough to know he needs a plan if he wants to survive.
* ForTheEvulz: Wanted to start a war just because he wanted to fight in one again.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Was a member of a small gang in is youth, as an adult he bacame a war hero and retired from the military with enough money to fund his own private army.
* KarmaHoudini: Manages to escape when his plans are foiled.
** However, his assets are frozen and all his followers are gone, so wherever he escapes to, he's gonna be struggling at the bottom again.
* MadeOfIron: Daring kicks him in the beak with both back hoofs at one point of their fight, and he just thanks her for working out the crink in his neck.
* NervesOfSteel: Daring Do stops his plans, exposes his war mongoring ways, and locks up all his soldiers and resources. Most of her older enemies would have a VillainousBreakdown from all that, but Talonus holds himself back and devises a plan to escape with his life.
* NotBrainwashed: Blood Diamonds bestow upon their owners a coplusive need for carnage and a desire to possess more Blood Diamonds, which is what gave Talonus the idea for the high-profile crimes and the war plan. However, he has a strong enough will to know if he wants a war, he must be smart, so he is able to focus is energy on planning destruction instead of mindlessly indulging in it.
* WarIsGlorious: His entire belief system.

!!Trench

A large pegasus and Talonus' second-in-command.

* AscendedToCarnivorism: Began eating meat as an attempt to imitate Talonus, now he actually does prefer the taste.
* TheDragon: To Talonus
* FangsAreEvil: Filed his teeth for effect
* UndyingLoyalty: To the point he hangs back so Talonus has a better chance of escape.

!!Wou-Ban

A psychotic zebra who orchastrates an underground fighting tournament to satsify his bloodlust.

* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: Is quite pleasant and charming when not at his fighting ring, and even there he is humorous.
* CombatSadomasochist: Is fixated on blood and pain, it doesn't matter if it's his or his opponent. The Blood Diamonds made it worse.
* ConfusionFu: Fights with alot of feints and fake-outs.
* DirtyCoward: Only fights against injured and exhausted opponents in his own ring. When his operation gets busted by police sent by Daring, he doesn't struggle.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Uses throwing sand at every oppurtunity, tosses his cape in his fight with Miss Do.
* LeanAndMean: Described as very tall and wiry
* PsychopathicManchild: Prone to ferquent tantrums, easily distracted, and loves toys.
* TortureTechnician: Keeps a group of defeated tournament goer as "practice dummies". When Haymaker releases them, Wou-Ban [[MindRape breaks him]] and makes him go after Daring Do and bring his Blood Diamond back.

!!Haymaker

A Minotaur who joined the tournament to rescue his buddy who was taken by Wou-Ban.

* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Wou-Ban does MindRape on him and makes him hunt Daring Do down. Daring snaps him out of it by reminding him he saved his friend and needs to take him home.
* GeniusBruiser: Is able to pick the locks of Wou-Ban's cages and memorized the layout of the compound.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]

!!Black Hole

A unicorn and leader of The Church of the Shining Void. Has amplified his powers through use of the Blood Diamonds.

* CompellingVoice: Has a variant as his signature spell.
* MoreThanMindControl: His special talent is making people see things his way. Daring is only able to resist his magic by using a WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
* NietzscheWannabe: Believes that life has no final definite purpose in this world and that, since we aren't truly accomplishing anything in a universal sense, we might as well all die now instead of waiting for the earth to die and take us with it.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In addition to his tribalism, he sneers at griffons, minotaurs, and the other species of the world. Some think that he was made so xenophobic as a TakeThat at those critics whoaccused the writer of speciesism in the earlier books.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Daring Do thrawts his doomsday spell he attacks her and enters a screaming rant about life's worthlessness and meaninglessness while beating her. Thankfully he is unbalanced enough that Daring is able knock him out and take his Blood Diamond.

!!Live Wire

Leader of the grave robbers who unknowingly impede Daring's search for the Blood Diamonds.

* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In stark contrast with just about every other antagonist.
* [[JustLikeRobinHood Just Like Robin Hoof]]: Claims that he leaves ssome of his profits to various benefactors, and only took to grave robbing because the dead won't need their valueables.
* ShockAndAwe: Has an electrical attack spell for his special talent magic spell.
** PlayingWithFire: Taught himself a short range fireball spell to diversify.

!!Dride

Male regent of the rogue changelings.

* [[TheCaligula The Incitatus]]: As an authority figure with a Blood Diamond, this is to be expected
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: As a changeling, this is to be expected.

!!Kimmy

A sweet young unicorn who sadly gets some horrible fates thrown on her during the series.

* BreakTheCutie: In ''Never Forgive Me'', torture by Talonus' {{Mook}}s leave Kimmy brain-damaged and delusional.
* {{Expy}}: Initially, the author considered using Kimono from the ''Young Daring Do'' series for this role, but decided to go with an original character, given that the series touted that it was going to avoid using most of the pre-established characters.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]

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!!Saru Sennin

A strange old monkey who observes and advises Daring in her adventures in ''The Monkey King''. A bit dotty (But that's probably the senility talking), he nonetheless has the wisdom of his age.

* MeaningfulName: His name is Neighponese for 'Monkey Sage'.
* MrExposition: His main job it seems is to tell Daring the backstory behind the Ball of Four Stars, and the kingdom.
* TheObiWan
* SimpleStaff: Is often playing on a red pole he carries around.

!!The Monkey King

The leader of Monkeykawat. An immense figure clad in armor, the Monkey King tasks Daring with retrieving the pieces of The [[DragonBall Ball of Four Stars]]. More to come until the film is finished.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever / LargeAndInCharge: He seems taller than the doors to his chamber.
* LargeHam: Oh yeah. [[WordOfGod Word Of Celestia]] states that his mannerisms are based on eye-witness accounts of Princess Luna on Nightmare Night. To wit;
** ChewingTheScenery: "THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE MONKEY KING KNOWS ALL, AND ''SEES'' ALL!"
** MilkingTheGiantCow: Seems fond of unnecessary arm movements.
** NoIndoorVoice
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: Actually, he's a small, meek monkey with glasses. The 'Great and Terrible' Monkey King is an elaborate puppet he operates.]]

!![[GenghisKhan Genghis Kong]]

An antagonist in ''Daring Do and the Monkey King''. Not much is known except he commands a group of Ninja monkeys.

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He claims to be a champion in Kong-Fu, Ape-Jitsu...and thumb wrestling.
* CallingYourAttacks: Is seen doing this in the trailer.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: His supposed VillainSong appears to have this beat.
** BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF01SK8emjw The song is essentially about why (he thinks) he's awesome.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Much bigger than normal monkeys.
* LargeHam
* ManiacMonkeys
* NoIndoorVoice: More often than not screaming his orders or opinions.

!!Ninja Monkeys (''Sarunin'')

Genghis Kong's lackies.

* HighlyVisibleNinja: Played with. While their black jumpsuits make them stand out in broad daylight, it allows them to blend in with the many shadows of Monkeykawat.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted. The difficulty level rises along with their numbers.

!!Pointy Hair

An original character created for the ''Children of Primus'' adaption. A business stallion who funds the excavation of the ship, he hopes to cash in on the findings...by any means necessary.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Oh yes.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Has a doll from the ''My Small Human'' cartoon called Danny-Boy that he talks to when he needs to act as MrExposition. [[WordOfGod Word of Celestia]] states that this is because he's secretly LonelyAtTheTop, but doesn't trust any other living creature.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Unlike other ''Daring Do'' villains who're trying to [[AGodAmI attain ultimate power]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain justify their inane viewpoints]] or are jerks and sadists.
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: "We both know the real power in Equestria isn't magic, but money. Saddlebags of it."

!![[{{Babar}} Queen Bindu]]

Ruler of the Elephant city of Pachydelhi.

* LadyOfWar: When she leads her soldiers
* [[RaisedByHumans Raised By Ponies]]: She was discovered and raised by ponies on a safari after her parents were killed by rhinos. When she discovered that her mother was the rightful Queen of the Elephants, she returned to Pachydelhi and, with the help of Daring Do, reclaimed the throne.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

!!Khara

Leader of the Rakshasas. He kidnaps elephants and feeds on their pain and misery.

* EvilIsBurningHot
* EvilLaugh
* LargeAndInCharge

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