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''Friendship is Magic'' has a small, but growing ExpandedUniverse. The [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW IDW comics]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] are currently the main source of EU Canon, but Hasbro has plans to release some chapter books as well. This page is for all the little {{Canon Foreigner}}s that show up here and there. Return to the main index [[Characters/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic here]]. ---- [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Equestria Girls]] Characters that play a major role in the G4 spin-off movie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and related media. The human versions of 5 of the Mane 6 seen in the film essentially have the same tropes as their pony versions. !!Sunset Shimmer [[quoteright:252:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/377710__250x250_1036.png]] ->''You must be new here.'' -->'''Voiced by:''' RebeccaShoichet The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. Once one of Princess Celestia's most promising students, she eventually went rogue and fled through a magic mirror to another dimension: [[HumanityEnsues the human world]]. Her theft of Princess Twilight's crown (i.e., her Element of Magic) is what kicks off the plot of the film. By [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the sequel]], however, she recognizes the error of her ways and becomes a friend of the Humane Five. * AlliterativeName: Both her first and last names start with "S". %%* AlphaBitch: As both a pony and a human. * AmbitionIsEvil: Her desire to become an alicorn princess drove her to villainy when she couldn't make it happen. * [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil A Pupil of Mine Until She Turned to Evil]]: She is Princess Celestia's former pupil, and Twilight Sparkle's predecessor in that role. When Celestia's tutelage did not turn out be [[EvilIsEasy the easy path]], she "turned cruel and dishonest," abandoning her studies and pursuing power in more unsavory ways. * BigBad: Of the first ''Equestria Girls'' movie. * BerserkButton: Her jealousy hits a breaking point when Rarity calls Twilight a real princess. -->"Oh, yes. She's so ''very special!''" ** She also seems to despise apple cider. --->"Fizzy apple cider?! Ugh! This is my coronation, not a hoedown!" * BitchInSheepsClothing: Applejack says one of her plots is acting nice and then humiliating the person she "befriends". * BlueOrangeContrast: Her color scheme is primarily orange and red with some yellows, contrasting Twilight's lavender, violet and blue. * ColorCodedWizardry: Her magic aura is a greenish teal that matches her eye color. * CoolMask: Though all the basic brushables in the Crystal Princess Celebration line have masquerade masks, she's to date the only character who's appeared as a pony solely in those waves. Notably her first appearance as a pony toy on display had her wearing it, which concealed the fact of whether she was a earth pony or unicorn until her toy box was revealed. * DarkMagicalGirl: Albeit a good bit more unpleasant than the usual for this trope, given her backstory and magical powers (as a unicorn, at least), this fits. * DefeatMeansFriendship: Or at least, Twilight encourages her human friends to invoke this after Sunset repents. * DevilInPlainSight: She a massive jerk and doesn't bother to hide her dislike for anyone, yet still manages to come off as a well-meaning student to the principal and vice principal. * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Sunset takes a few levels in [[spoiler:psycho and [[EvilIsHammy hamminess]] when she finally gets the crown and is transformed by its magic. Prior to it, she was nasty but had ''some'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]] and operated on a more rational level]]. * EarlyBirdCameo: ** She first appeared at the 2013 New York Toy Fair as a pony toy, overshadowed by all the Princess Twilight merch and fan-favorites getting toys. ** Her second appearance as a pony, between the release of the ''Equestria Girls'' trailer and the premiere of the ''Equestria Girls'' movie, is in Creator/{{Gameloft}}'s ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' LicensedGame, after being hinted at in [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=655940021090105 promotional]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589421427765193 clue]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589923807714955 images]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=590332691007400 for]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=658100214207419 the]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=591248240915845 game]] posted by official Website/{{Facebook}} pages. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria if Twilight doesn't give up her crown, but this fails because Twilight would rather be stuck forever in an alternate reality than give Sunset the power of her element. * EvenEvilHasStandards: She has Spike kidnapped in order to lure Twilight to her. However, she balks at the idea of actually hurting him and lets him go as soon as Twilight asks. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}}: Twilight's second one after Trixie, based on her attitude and her [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]]. ** [[ThemeNaming Her name is basically an alternate interpretation of Twilight Sparkle]], and they were both students of Princess Celestia. Then it turns out that [[FriendlessBackground she didn't know how to make friends, instead driving everyone away]]. To drive the point home, she is voiced by Rebecca Shoichet, Twilight's singing voice. Her brushable pony toy is in a pair of waves with the rest of the Mane Six with her in Twilight's place, [[{{Irony}} signifying how she drove their alternate selves apart]]. ** The comic further hammers it in. Much like Twilight at the beginning of the series, Sunset prefers to study over socializing with others (said others even being the same ponies who invite Twilight to Moondancer's party). The difference is that while Twilight is polite and modest when she refuses ("Oh sorry, girls. I got a lot of studying to catch up on."), Sunset's refusal makes her come off as very smug ("I have better things to do than ''socialize''"). When she first sees the magic mirror, she sees herself as an Alicorn Princess in it, whereas Twilight actually becomes one. ** The same comics also imply that Celestia was grooming her to become a Princess, implying she may have intended ''Sunset Shimmer'' to receive the Element of Magic, not Twilight. But Sunset Shimmer was too selfish and power-hungry and Celestia realized she didn't have the right temperament to be a true princess. * EvilIsBurningHot: Her sun motif (sunburst cutie mark, red/yellow hair and flame design on boots) serves to parallel Twilight's star theme. [[spoiler:She also gains FlamingHair and fireball magic in her demon form]]. * {{Expy}}: Her design and name are similar to those of G3 Earth pony Sunshimmer, while her status as an arrogant unicorn who believes herself superior mirrors Trixie, especially since both are presented as {{Evil Counterpart}}s to Twilight. * FatalFlaw: Sunset Shimmer's is {{Greed}} and {{Pride}}. When she was still Celestia's star pupil, things didn't progress as quickly as she wanted them to, so she became bitter and angry. She eventually found the magic mirror and disappeared from Equestria. On the other side, she established herself as the AlphaBitch of the school. [[spoiler:Not content with controlling the school, she stole Twilight's crown so she could amass an army of brainwashed teenagers with which to take over Equestria]]. * FriendlessBackground: She admits at the end of the movie that she doesn't know anything about friendship, only knowing how to drive others away. The prequel comic shows that ponies did ''try'' to be friends with her, but she thought they were too beneath her and shunned them * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After she is defeated, she tearfully admits that she knows nothing about friendship and that manipulating others, and accepts the chance to make amends. This lasts into ''Rainbow Rocks'', where she actively helps the Humane Five defeat the Dazzlings]]. * HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Getting turned into a demon by the Element of Magic, only to have that power wrested from her and she get blasted by the PowerOfFriendship, truly opens her eyes to how horrible a person she is. ''Rainbow Rocks'' shows that she's learned her lesson, even having Sunset refer to her past self as a "raging she-demon"]]. * HumblePie: [[spoiler:Her defeat at the end of ''Equestria Girls'' leaves her lying broken and begging for forgiveness at the bottom of a crater. By the sequel, her haughty tone has reduced considerably]]. * {{Hypocrite}}: She points out to Twilight Sparkle a couple of times that she doesn't belong in the human world, while ignoring the fact that she ''herself'' is a pony from Equestria. * IJustWantToBeYou: Twilight got everything that Sunset wanted to obtain, and now Sunset aims to take it all from her. * InformedAbility: Her ability to manipulate people is not shown explicitly, but the IDW annual comic fleshes out her preparations a bit more. * InkSuitActor: Her human form bears an uncanny resemblance to her voice actress, RebeccaShoichet. * InsufferableGenius: She undoubtedly has great magical talent, and she doesn't hesitate to let others know it. * ItsAllAboutMe: She believes she ''deserves'' power and recognition and is willing to call out or stomp out anyone who thinks otherwise. * {{Jerkass}}: She's prideful, arrogant, and acts stuck up and rude towards her peers. [[spoiler:At least until her HeelFaceTurn.]] * JumpedAtTheCall: It's implied Celestia planned for her to become a Princess once she was ready, but she was too ambitious and power-hungry, and her eagerness to claim the title made her unsuitable. * KickTheDog: ''(To Fluttershy)'' "You really are pathetic! It's no wonder your best friends are all stray animals!" * LightIsNotGood: Bright yellow and her cutie mark is a sun much like her mentor [[BigGood Princess Celestia]]. She's a thief and a jerk. She also has a [[HeavenlyBlue teal aura]]. * MulticoloredHair: Has [[EvilRedhead red]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blond]] stripes in her mane. * OneWingedAngel: Close to the climax, [[spoiler:she puts on Twilight's crown and transforms into [[OurDemonsAreDifferent a raging she-demon]] with wings, FlamingHair, BlackEyesOfCrazy, [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], [[PowerEchoes a booming voice]], and the power to turn others into demons]]. * OriginsEpisode: An 8-page short story comic from IDW details [[OriginsEpisode her origins in Equestria]]. It was first available in the San Diego Comic Con 2013 version of Issue #9 of the ongoing and will be released to a wider audience in the first issue of the ''My Little Pony'' Annual, which focuses on ''Equestria Girls'' in October 2013. * PetTheDog: She literally refuses to hurt Spike, a dog, saying "I'm not a ''monster''!" * ThePowerOfTheSun: Implied by her cutie mark, at least, which also helps to further her connection to Princess Celestia. [[spoiler:When she attacks the protagonists at the end, she uses a bright golden fire attack]]. * PragmaticVillainy: She admonishes Snips and Snails for wrecking the Fall Formal decorations. Not because it's evil--she'd ordered them to do it, in fact--but because they overdid it, and in doing so, endangered her plans. * PstandardPsychicPstance: [[spoiler:When she brainwashes the Canterlot High students into becoming her zombie army.]] * RageBreakingPoint: Sunset snaps after Twilight calls her bluff on destroying the portal to Equestria and the others praise her as a princess. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: As a human, she wears a black jacket and boots to accent her fire theme. * TheResenter: It's brief, but the way she reacts when Twilight is praised as a princess by her friends, as well her constant insistence that the Element of Magic is ''her crown'', shows that she resents Twilight for achieving everything she could not. Made more apparent by the IDW origin comic, which shows that she desired the same power Twilight earned. * SatanicArchetype: Rebels against her world's PhysicalGoddess; ambition and pride leads to her falling out of said PhysicalGoddess' favor; and [[spoiler:transforms into a powerful red-skinned demon who wants to launch an all-out war against the PhysicalGoddess]]. * ShadowArchetype: A prodigy like Twilight, but lacks Twilight's understanding of friendship, making her unfit to be crowned a princess of Equestria--[[EvilCannotComprehendGood something she doesn't understand, and won't accept]]. * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Has partly red hair and green eyes. * SmugSmiler: She has a constant grin of superiority at all times... except in a presumably old photo of her [[WhenSheSmiles looking genuinely happy]] when winning a formal crown. * SmugSuper: She mocks Twilight as an inferior replacement when Twilight doesn't know what effect her Element of Harmony will have on the human world. [[spoiler:Twilight turns this back on her when Sunset proves she doesn't really understand the Elements of Harmony, and thus cannot control their power]]. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Sunset herself, while still a nasty person, still had standards and outright refused to harm Spike. Her demon form, however, is a murderous psychopath who tries to fry Twilight and her friends without a second thought.]] * TeleportersAndTransporters: She shares Twilight's ability to teleport. In fact, she pulls the same trick on Twilight that Twilight herself used on Nightmare Moon in the pilot. * TerribleTrio: She forms one with her two cohorts, [[AdaptationalVillainy Snips and Snails]]. * YouAreNotReady: When Sunset Shimmer demands that Princess Celestia make her a princess, Celestia's response is that being a princess must be earned. !!Flash Sentry [[quoteright:246:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fanmade_flash_sentry_-_human_and_pony_7064.png]] ->''We've got to stop running into each other like this!'' -->'''Voiced by:''' Vincent Tong A spiky blue-haired fellow that seems like a nice enough guy. He's a Pegasus Royal Guard in Equestria, while his human counterpart is a guitar player that Twilight befriends during her stay at Canterlot High. ---- %%* {{Adorkable}}: The ending makes it pretty clear that he's this. %%* AllGuitarsAreStratocasters * BoyOfTheWeek: He's effectively this. While he and Twilight don't really have much of a romance to begin with, just a MeetCute or two and a single dance, his pony-self's two subsequent appearances in Season 4 are nothing more than cameos, one of which where he only fleetingly acknowledges Twilight. %%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Temporarily, when [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer hypnotizes him and the rest of the students to be her army in taking over Equestria while she's in OneWingedAngel form]]. [[spoiler: He's the first person to be snapped out of it]]. * TheCameo: In Luna's IDW micro-series oneshot, while she is checking up on the royal guard. And in the show itself, he's one of Cadence's escorts on the train to Ponyville in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's A Crowd]]" and announces the arrival of two visiting royals in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom Part 1]]". * CrashIntoHello: A bit of a RunningGag in the movie. He lampshades the trend a couple of times both as a human and a pony. * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and blue eyes. * DreamworksFace: His human counterpart does this in his official render, which is at odds with his actual personality. * InterspeciesRomance: While they're both human at the time, he apparently dated Sunset Shimmer and developed a liking for Twilight Sparkle, both who are normally ponies. * KnightInShiningArmor: As a pony, his job as a royal guard seems to invoke this motif, complete with being a love interest to a princess. * NiceGuy: He's an all-around nice guy and helps Twilight and her friends a little bit. * SatelliteLoveInterest: Not that he's much of a love interest to begin with. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle. And that's all we ever really know about him. * ShipTease: Twilight develops a crush on his human counterpart, but the romance is mostly downplayed to [[ShipTease ship teasing]]. The movie ends with a little ShipTease with Pony!Flash. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair makes him look like he walked out of an anime of some kind, made all the more obvious since he appears to have a relatively normal human skin-tone. !!The Dazzlings [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_dazzlings__resources__by_imperfectxiii-d7sefhi_249.png]] [[caption-width-right:300:Center: Adagio Dazzle, Left: Sonata Dusk, Right: Aria Blaze]] -->'''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', a trio of {{Evil Diva}}s who arrange for a BattleOfTheBands at Canterlot High. They consist of Adagio Dazzle, Sonata Dusk, and Aria Blaze. * AwesomeMcCoolname: Their names are very awesome for a trio of singers. * [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]]: They're collectively the villains of ''Rainbow Rocks'', with Adagio Dazzle as their leader. * BlondesAreEvil: Adagio Dazzle. * ClassicalMythology: The writers drew from the [[EnthrallingSiren sirens]] of Greek mythology as the villains' theme. * {{Evil Diva}}s: Their VillainSong is able to compel the students of Canterlot High to agree with them on turning the school's rock concert into a competition. * HatePlague: Their VillainSong makes almost everyone hyper-competitive. * HartmanHips: Most notable on Adagio Dazzle. * MagicMusic: It's implied their powers are based on this. * MeaningfulName: Adagio, sonata, and aria are all types of musical styling. On top of that, their band's name (and Adagio's surname) matches their ''modus operandi'' of [[EnthrallingSiren dazzling the whole student body]]. * MsFanservice: All three of them, but Adagio espcially. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Kind of jarring considering the target audience.]] * PersonalSpaceInvader: Adagio caresses other students' faces and heads as she's "seducing" them into making the concert into a battle. * RapunzelHair: Adagio. Of the three, she has the longest hair. * SexyWalk: Shown in their VillainSong. * TerribleTrio: Adagio Dazzle is the leader of the group, while Sonata and Aria are her allies. * [[ShesGotLegs They've Got Legs]]: Most notable with Adagio and Aria. * VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZRfxoog0E "Battle of the Bands"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2TeZXaA8xM "Under Our Spell",]] and maybe more. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sonata and Aria have blue and purple hair, respectively. !!Sunflower -->'''Debut:''' ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony Annual 2013]]'' Applejack's cousin and the main antagonist of the main prequel story featured in the 2013 Annual comic from IDW. She appears to be the older sister of Babs Seed (who herself has been {{Age Lift}}ed to AJ's age). * AlphaBitch: Was the resident school bitch before Sunset entered the picture. * CanonForeigner: An odd case since she's the major "not-in-the-movie" character other than Human!Babs. If she is indeed her sister (the comic doesn't outright says this, just that she and Babs are AJ's cousins) this would mean her pony counterpart is the one Pony!Babs mentioned "One Bad Apple". !!Background Students What's a high school without students? While a few students at Canterlot High are easily recognizable as the human counterparts of secondary characters, most are new characters. At the beginning they're divided up into different cliques - the athletes, the dramas, the techies, the eco-kids, the fashionistas, and the rockers. They stick to their own groups because of Sunset Shimmer, but come together later thanks to Twilight Sparkle. * {{Expy}}: Averted; while some of the students have similar color schemes to certain background ponies in ''Friendship is Magic'' but different eye colors and "cutie marks" on their clothes (one of the athletic girls, for example, looks like a dead ringer for [[FanNickname Cloud Kicker]], but has a soccer ball cutie mark), [[http://derpiboo.ru/images/358985 they weren't based off of background pony designs.]] * TheFashionista: The group [[FanNickname Normal Norman]] belongs to, and its implied Rarity hangs out with them a bit (which would make sense) since she sits with them at the start of the cafeteria song * KidsAreCruel: When they make fun of Twilight when an embarrassing video of her is leaked. [[/folder]] [[folder:IDW comics]] Again the main source of ExpandedUniverse canon is currently [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW IDW's comic]] [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries books]], so its introduced a few new characters. Its even introduced a couple of new races! ![[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Ongoing Series]] !!Jim the Cave Troll ->''"PWETAH HAR ON DAH PWETAH PONAY!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Issue #2 A cave troll that appears in ''Friendship is Magic'' Issue #2. He scares the girls at first, but he's really just a big lovable brony who wants to play with PO-NAYS. * AndCallHimGeorge: Treats the ponies [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall like they were brushable dolls]], and quotes the TropeNamer in regards to one of the fake ponies Rarity makes. ** He even looks a lot like the Abominable Snowman from the classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons. %% * GentleGiant * ShoutOut: A Cave Troll... in an abandoned mine? [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Where have we heard that before?]] * {{Tuckerization}}: [[https://twitter.com/katiecandraw/status/245733313220861954 Named]] [[https://twitter.com/katiecandraw/status/245877567113011200 after]] show storyboard supervisor "Big" Jim Miller. !!The Gangster Spiders ->''"[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory I'mma cowboy! Howdy, howdy, howdy!]]"'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #2 Multiple different huge spiders who appear in Issue #2 as an obstacle for the Mane Six when traveling though the mines, most of them sporting hats and even have their own "cutie marks". * BadassMustache: Their fangs look like old-timey mustaches. * TheCameo: One of them is blonde, gray, and has one eye off to a side, like Derpy the pony. Apparently, every species has one... ** Also, the giant spider bears more than a little resemblance to [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman]], complete with trademark beret. * GiantSpider: Of course. * LargeAndInCharge: Most of them are about pony-sized, their leader however is as big as the cave troll encountered earlier in the issue. * NiceHat: Most of them. Spider-Derpy doesn't have one by default, so it takes Applejack's. !!Changeling Commanders ->''"Why drain her? We have plenty of these guys left."'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #2 (Green armored), Issue #3 (Purple armored) A pair of Changelings with unique armor. They appear to be the heads of Chrysalis's guards and in Issue #3 keep tabs on the Mane Six pairs that don't have the magic map that Twilight has (which allows Chrysalis to spy on her). * CustomUniform: What sets them apart from the other Changelings; one of them has green armor with black swirls on it, the other has a more detailed version of the armor the {{Mook Lieutenant}}s from the show, with a few added SpikesOfVillainy. * EarlyBirdCameo: The green armored one actually appeared in Issue #2, but he didn't do anything other than take an order. * MookLieutenant: They're not ''quite'' Co-Dragons, their main role is simply to talk to and laugh with Chrysalis. !!The Cute Citizens of Wuvy-Dovey Land ->''You're my shnookums, whatever you are!'' -->-'''Spike''' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #3 A race of adorable, loving cat-like creatures who are more than happy to make friends with all who enter their lands. [[spoiler:Their homeland was conquered and converted into the Changeling Kingdom soon after the events of "A Canterlot Wedding"]] * TheChewToy: It's obvious Cook and Price wanted to create a species so [[SugarBowl sugar-sweet]] that readers could enjoy [[spoiler:watching the Changelings take them apart without the writers having to invoke any sympathy]]. * CrapsaccharineWorld: It's ironic how such cute beings could cherish such a precarious existence in the [[MyLittlePony My Little Ponyverse]], of all places. * DoomedHometown: The land was pretty ideal for [[spoiler: Chrysalis and her changelings as not only did it provide love for them to feed on. It gave them a new base of operations which they took over within days. By the time the Mane 6 arrive, the place is a shadow of it's former self with green gloop covering the houses and ground. Not to mention the castle looming ominously over the once-happy village.]] * TheFarmerAndTheViper: The Changelings aren't in their lands for five minutes and they welcome them with open arms and offer their Queen cake. [[spoiler:It ends '''very''' badly for them.]] * ThePollyanna: [[spoiler: The changelings massacre the cute kittens till there’s only a few of them left, repurpose their homes into hives and then round up the remaining population so they can later be eaten.]] [[{{Tearjerker}} They still keep on being affectionate and kind hearted, even after all that’s happened to them.]] * RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're '''adorable''', and ''very'' friendly. * SelfParody: A clear parody of the GangOfCritters trope and the MLP franchise as a whole. * TooDumbToLive: They tend to be a bit too friendly to newcomers. [[spoiler:Even when they're being threatened.]] !!The Nightmare Forces ->''"And you will help... more than you ever dreamed."'' -->-'''Shadowfright''' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #5 Malevolent spirits of darkness that inhabit the Nightmare Dreamscape, they're the main antagonist of the second StoryArc of the main series. They were the ones that caused Luna to become Nightmare Moon, and they return using the power of the new moon to cause trouble for the bearers of the Elements of Harmony. * AccidentalMisnaming: One of the spirits keeps calling Shadowfright "Larry", much to his annoyance. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the name of that Nightmare's host.]] * AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Rarity mention how cold and lonely it felt while being possessed by Nightmare Moon. One can only wonder what it must have felt like for Luna who was posses far longer.]] * BiggerBad: They are retroactively made this for the show's two-part pilot. ** TheDragon: Their leader Shadowfright, though he seems to be in charge whenever they don't have a queen. * BlackMagic: They're made of it. * BodySnatcher: They targeted Luna to create Nightmare Moon [[spoiler:and eventually Rarity to create Nightmare Rarity.]] ** [[spoiler:The denizens of the moon, as well.]] * ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: It's the only part of their bodies that aren't completely black. * DarkIsEvil: They're associated with the night just like they were when merged with Luna. And they come in a variety of dark colors as well: ** SupernaturalIsPurple ** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Shadowfright in particular, also their ''speech bubbles'' are in red & black. * DemonicPossession: This seems to be the only way they can get things done: preying on the negativity of others to take control of their bodies. They also take possession of the moon's wildlife, which is evidently simpler. * EldritchAbomination: They're shadow beings in the vein of Sombra's shadow form. * {{Expy}}: Beings that feed on fear and also were revealed to have possessed a hero in the past by preying on their fears, turning that hero into a villain. Nope, definitely not [[Franchise/GreenLantern Parallax.]] * FusionDance: Of the Power Booster kind; their system of DemonicPossession. * LivingShadow: They're a collection of beings that look like flaming shadows. * {{Lunacy}}: They can draw power from the moon. * [[TheManBehindTheMan The Man Behind the Mare]]: For Nightmare Moon. * MoreThanMindControl: They took control of Luna by convincing her they could give her the power to please her subjects, [[spoiler:then Rarity by promising that they would never reject her]]. ** Well they mostly prey on her self-confidence which is enough to posse her, so its more of a case of resolve. [[spoiler: It becomes obvious Nightmare Moon doesn't have complete control of her body as through the story arc, glimpses of the original Rarity keep managing to surface (specifically when Spike and Sweetie Belle try to get through to her). When the Mane 6 and Spike assure Rarity they would never betray her, it breaks the possession.]] * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast[=/=]TomTheDarkLord: One of the Nightmare Forces self-identifies as Shadowfright even though his name is Larry. Nightmare Moon II only calls him Larry; he doesn't object, he just looks embarrassed. [[spoiler:It really is Larry, as it turns out]]. * ThePowerOfHate: Yet another villain (or group of villains) that uses it. * ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: They wish to create a Nightmare Kingdom. * YourWorstNightmare: They induce this in their potential hosts. !!Gaffer and 8-Bit ->''"Collective Sigh!"'' -->-Both together with Poindexter, in response to Shining's love-stricken reactions. --> '''Debut:''' Issue #11 Shining Armor and Poindexter [=/=] [[AdaptationNameChange Gizmo]]'s geeky friends at Canterlot Academy. Gaffer is a cream/white unicorn with a 8-sided die as a cutie mark, and 8-Bit is a grey pegasus with a ''Space Invader''-like cutie mark. The two work together with Shining and Poindexter to help Shining try to win over Cadance's heart on the night of the big polo championship game. For [[AdaptationNameChange Gizmo]]/ Poindexter, see the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies}} Background Ponies pages]]. * {{Nerd}}: Both. * SchizoTech: 8-Bit's name and cutie mark begs the question if computers and video games exist. * UnexpectedCharacter: It turns out that [[spoiler:Gaffer is possessed by Sam from ''Series/QuantumLeap'', his task being to get Shining Armor and Cadance together so he can leap]]. !!Buck Withers ->''So pathetic!!'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #11 Canterlot Academy's top polo player and school bully. He is what stands in the way of Shining from getting Cadance to come to the dance with him. * BlondGuysAreEvil * JerkJock: To a tee. * RomanticFalseLead: [[Recap/ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Obviously]] he and Cadance don’t end up together. * SoreLoser: His biggest weakness. -->'''Shining Armor''': ''He’s one of those stallions that has to win… and he has to be the star of the game or he loses his mind.'' * TookALevelInKindness: The present-day Buck is a lot nicer then he was in the flashback, and even seems to be friends with Shining. !!Lemony Gems and Diamond Rose Cadance's high school [=BFFs=]. See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose. !!Captain Hoofbeard --> '''Debut:''' Issue #13 A Type 1 {{Pirate}} that serves at the antagonist for the Issue #13-14 arc. * ArtificialLimbs: Peg-leg * {{Badass}}: Give the guy credit, he faced down the Mane 6 in a sword fight and kept em at bay. He only lost because Spike managed to drop a coconut on him. * {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] unsurprisingly, both in looks, similar backstory (his crew turning on him [[spoiler: twice]]}, and having a magical object for treasure hunting (the Map of the Wandering X) * EyePatchOfPower * GoldTooth * [[spoiler: [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Pony Hybrid]]: Twilight uses her magic to give him gills so he'll be able to be with Jewel and be able to come back on land when he wishes.]] * InterspeciesRomance: With Jewel, a mermare. * StarCrossedLovers: With Jewel since the mermares don't approve of him [[spoiler: at first]]. !!Jewel and the Mermares --> '''Debut:''' Issue #14 Whether or not they are meant to be the [[MythologyGag Sea Ponies of earlier generations]] is unknown, but there does exist a race of ponies in the sea. Jewel is one of them, the "treasure" that Hoofbeard seeks. * ContinuityNod: The mermares and the "mantahawk" they summon to help the ponies back home are elements featured earlier in the Gen 4 picture book, "Under the Sparkling Sea". * InterspeciesRomance: Jewel with Hoofbeard, a Earth pony. * StarCrossedLovers: Again, Jewel with Hoofbeard. The rest of the meremares had disapproved of them being together and forced Jewel to come with them. It was only due to the magic map he was able to keep track of them. The Mane 6 eventually manage to convince the meremares to let the two stay together [[spoiler: with Twilight adding extra help by giving Hoofbeard gills.]] !!Bookworm --> '''Debut''': Issue #15 A magical bookwork that begins eating through Twlight's books. Causing mayhem in both the book and outside worlds. * AntiVillain: It's not really evil, just ignorant of his actions and a little too driven to find it goal. He even states he likes books. After Twilight tells him this, he admits he didn't want to hurt anyone and, once granted the ability to make it right, starts fixing his messes. * FreudianExcuse: He's eating stories because there are none with worms as the heroes and he wants to find one that does. * OneWingedAngel: The more stories it eats the more huge and grotesque it becomes [[spoiler: When it starts helping the Mane 6, this reverts it.]] * RealityWarper: In both worlds, in the book work it changes how the story goes even taking out lead characters that were meant to be in it. This causes the characters to show up in the pony world via cocoons and start running amuck. !!Evil Queen of Trottingham -->''Debut'': Issue #15 The leader of the book villains when they arrive in the pony world. * CoolCrown: Naturally. * {{Expy}}: Of Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Her name [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin makes this pretty obvious.]] * [[KilledMidSentence Poofed Mid-Sentence]]: --> '''Queen''': You think you can just bloop me away?! I'm the Queen of-''(bloop)'' * KneelBeforeZod: Is seen making Macintosh do this at one point. * NoNameGiven: No proper name anyways. She's only referred to by her title from the books she comes from. * TakeOverTheWorld: It may not be her world, but it's a new one ripe for the picking. Plus she's a villain, it's what they do. !!Inhabitants of the MirrorUniverse The "Reflections" arc features an AlternateUniverse where good and evil have been reversed. Equestria is ruled by the just and merciful King Sombra who defends his kingdom from the diabolical Celestia and Luna. * ArcVillain: Mirror Celestia and Luna serve as this for the "Reflections" arc. * AristocratsAreEvil: A wanted poster of Big [=McIntosh=] shows that he's a Baron, complete with BeardOfEvil. Later, we see a more aristocratic Granny Smith by his side and she definitely seems to be far from the kindly old lady of the main universe. Another poster hints that the Apple Family has ties to [[TheMafia Cosa Nostra]]. * BarrierWarrior: Mirror Sombra's powers are mostly defensive in nature. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Chrysalis is a good guy in this universe, and looks significantly more cuddly. She's even immortalized in a stained glass window as a paragon of love. * BigBadDuumvirate: The sisters share equal power in their schemes. * BigGood: Mirror Sombra plays this role. * BizarroUniverse: Every role in this universe is filled by its polar opposite in the prime universe. Interestingly, it's not ''entirely'' moralities that are reversed, but primary character traits. For example, Derpy isn't evil in the alternate world, she's simply stoic and intelligent instead of a happy go lucky {{Ditz}} and is apparently wise enough to earn a stained glass window. * TheCameo[=/=]MythologyGag: Several of them don't have any role in the story or even any lines, showing up just long enough for us to get an idea of what they're like. Per WordOfGod, even four issues isn't enough space to give enough world building for the main story ''and'' devote any real time to everyone's favorite minor characters appearance in the mirror universe. * DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Mirror Celestia offers to Mirror Sombra the safety of main universe's Celestia and allowing her to stay with Sombra in exchange for the spell that would allow her access to main universe Equestria. He refuses not only because he does not wish for the main universe Equestria to suffer the same fate as his kingdom, but because he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Mirror Celestia would do anything to have complete control over both worlds.]] * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In this universe, Trixie personifies humility and was able to become an alicorn princess. * FaceHeelTurn: In the past, Mirror Luna was actually very sociable and very much acquainted with Mirror King Sombra during a time when Luna was not. However, when Nightmare Moon was defeated and Luna returned to rule by Celestia's side in the main universe, Mirror Luna defected to Mirror Celestia's side. ** Mirror Sombra forces himself into one at the end when he uses the Elements of Harmony to draw out the evil in Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna absorb into himself, forcing him to become similar to the feral King Sombra of the main universe. In turn, the now evil free Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna go through a HeelFaceTurn. * GrannyClassic: Mirror Chrysalis has the appearance of one of these. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When it's shown that the crystal encasing plan will affect the main Celestia as well, Mirror Sombra uses the Elements of Harmony to instead take in the evil of Mirror Celestia and Luna within himself, essentially turning him into the Sombra from the main verse.]] * TheJudge: Mirror Flim and Flam. They're apparently good enough to warrant a stained glass window representing fairness. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Mirror Luna's choice of wardrobe. Rarity is unimpressed. * SlouchOfVillainy: Mirror Celestia does not sit on her throne. She drapes her whole body over it as though it were a bed. * StarCrossedLovers: Mirror Sombra with the main universe Celestia. * TheStoic: Mirror Derpy appears to be a stoic scholar, instead of the lovable [[TheDitz ditz]] we know her as. * {{Superhero}}: Mirror Discord, or "Sir Discord" as he is called by Mirror Sombra, who goes by the name "Captain Goodguy" when he dons a typical superhero outfit, complete with cape, mask, and spandex. * TallDarkAndHandsome: Mirror Sombra. Rarity, to no one's surprise, notices this. Fluttershy, to ''everyone's'' surprise, notices this too. And of course, Celestia falls for him at first sight. !!Rough Diamond -->''Debut:'' Issue #21 A notorious thief in Manehattan. * ImpossibleThief: Able to slip diamonds into Applejack and Trixie's hats without them noticing (though she also leaves a clue to her next heist behind during the latter). * MasterOfDisguise: She robbed a bank while disguised as Princess Luna. * PhantomThief: Nopony even knows what she looks like. ![[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Micro Series]] !!Jade Singer ->''Those are '''books.''' Don't know if you've seen them before, [[AccidentalMisnaming Twylek]]. Young ponies these days don't read.'' --> '''Debut:''' Micro Series #1: Twilight Sparkle Twilight Sparkle's favorite author, she wrote the OneHitWonder ''Canter in the Sky'' before going into obscurity. She currently works at the Royal Archives, where Twilight helps her for a few days after injuring her leg. * CanonDiscontinuity: "Daring Don't" etablishes A.K. Yearling as Twilight's favorite author. Then again this could be before she knew about A.K and even then she could still be ''one of'' her favorite authors. * DefrostingIceQueen: Starts out quite rude and callous to Twilight but she warms up to her over time seeing that she has a love of books. * [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Mare]]: A rare female example of this trope. * PunnyName: She's jaded alright with her outlook on life. But the name also is a pun on Creator/JDSalinger, a famous recluse author that the story is inspired by. * WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Princess Celestia]] reveals that she used to be friends with her before Jade's success, though thanks to Twilight that friendship seems to be renewed. !!Cloud Gremlins ->''"Ah, another fine morn to bask in the haunting glow of the ruination and melancholy of these poor equine fools."'' --> '''Debut:''' Micro Series #2: Rainbow Dash Mischievous little creatures that [[EmotionEater feed on negative emotions]], one pair set up a dark cloud over Ponyville and cause problems for Rainbow Dash in her spotlight comic. Though their names aren't given in the comic proper, [[http://www.roundstable.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=353357#p353357 the writer Ryan Lindsay stated]] he had named them Big Boy and Runt. * EmotionEater: They feed on sadness, hatred, and other sorts of negativity. [[spoiler:Positive emotions, on the other hoof, defeat them.]] %% * FatAndSkinny * GoodHurtsEvil: [[spoiler:They can only be defeated by positive emotions.]] * InTheHood: The slightly larger one wears a hoodie. %% * LargeHam * GogglesDoNothing: One of them wears a pair of goggles and quotes the trope when [[spoiler:they're defeated by the happiness Rainbow Dash caused with her Sonic Double Rainboom.]] * NothingCanStopUsNow: Begins to feel this way after Rainbow repeated attempts to stop them fail. They even come to ''enjoy'' her attempts because her desperation feeds them. [[spoiler:This bites them in the butt when Rainbow goes for the Sonic Double Rainboom and they do nothing to attempt to stop her.]] !!The Hippie Ponies ->''"Did you know the flax seed... the grain, not me, is like, beneficial to your aura?"'' -->-'''Flax Seed''' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #3: Rarity A group of ponies lead by Wheat Grass and Flax Seed who own a farm outside of Ponyville and make all-natural health & beauty products. In Rarity's spotlight comic, she spends a few days there to relax after answering an ad for a new "wellness center". HilarityEnsues. * CordonBleughChef: Wheat Grass' "crazy healthy food" is just plain, normal regular food. It looks and tastes weird because she's just a terrible cook. * {{Hunk}}: Tempeh is quite the manly pony and popular with the mares, even Rarity is quite smitten with him when they first meet. Too bad he's a tad single minded... * LandPoor: Flax Seed and Wheat Grass own the land where their communal farm is built, but they don't have much money and when Rarity meets them, they are about to lose their home because of a debt they have no way possible to pay. * MeaningfulName: All four named ones - Flax Seed, Wheat Grass, Tofu, and Tempeh - are names of foodstuffs that would be considered part of a natural lifestyle. Even more so with Tempeh's fascination with soy, as the food tempeh is a soy-based product. This latter aspect also alludes to the fact that Tempeh and Tofu - both soy-based products - are brothers. * NewAgeRetroHippie: All of them. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: They don't like money and try to charge as low as they can for their fantastic beauty products, which is the root of their financial difficulties. * ThousandYardStare: This is Flax Seed's default expression, since he's always stoned out of his mind. * VerbalTic: Flax Seed constantly says "like" every other word... even when being chased by bees! * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tempeh. Soy. The guy will give you 8 hours of the entire history of soy without you even asking. !!Praiser Pan ->'''Praiser Pan''': ''"This isn't art. This is [[CurseCutShort cr--]]"'' ->'''Fluttershy''': "''Ahhh!"'' ->'''Praiser Pan''': ''"Craft!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #4: Fluttershy A CausticCritic stallion in Canterlot that appears to be one of the judges at Princess Celestia's Extreme Art Contest. He is overly harsh, as indicated by his cutie mark, a hatchet taken to a painting canvas. * {{Beatnik}}: Dresses in a beret, a black scarf, and rectangular glasses, along with a trim goatee and moustache. He may not speak beat, but certainly derives from the beat culture. * CausticCritic: Only has negative things to say about all the entries - at least until Celestia comments positively on Fluttershy's, and he's quick to change his tune. * MeaningfulName: As an art critic, he is appraising of art, but giving it a pass most of the time (panning it). ** IronicName: He pans much more than he praises art. ** PunnyName: Could also be read as "Praise or Pan" which is ultimately what any critic will do. * OpinionFlipflop: Praiser changes his mind on Fluttershy's work as soon as Celestia awards her a prize for it. !!Ponyacci -->''"Ms. Pie, I've been a clown for a very long time. Why, I was treading the boards before you were even born!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #5: Pinkie Pie Equestria's silliest star and Pinkie Pie's idol, Ponyacci is an old, famous clown who's forgotten more things about comedy than most ponies ever learn. After a long, tiring but happy career of clowning and spreading happiness, he must accept he has become too old to perform and it's time to retire. * BadassGrandpa: Despite his old age, he puts on a hell of a show at his final performance with loads of acrobatics and juggling. He also apparently once beat a rampaging bear with a ''rubber chicken''. %% * BaldOfAwesome * CartoonJuggling: One of his many skills. * CoolOldGuy: This old stallion can give ''Pinkie Pie'' a run for her money and she absolutely idolizes him for that. * ForHappiness: All he wants to do in life is make ponies laugh. * IntergenerationalFriendship: With Pinkie Pie at the end of the story. * TheMentor: [[spoiler:After he gives Pinkie Pie some constructive criticism on her own clowning, she suggests he become a teacher. He opens a clowning school in Ponyville, extremely happy that he can pass his special talent onto a new generation of clowns. Twilight asks Pinkie why she doesn't sign up for the school herself, to which she replies she's already learned a lot from Ponyacci.]] %% * NonIronicClown * OneManBand: His skills can top even Pinkie Pie's. * SadClown: Much to the surprise of Pinkie Pie. However, he's not sad because he's a clown, he's sad because his old age is forcing him to give up clowning and as a result on making others laugh. * ShoutOut: To {{Pagliacci}}. His first (out of costume) appearance even references the famous joke: Pinkie Pie sees him looking sad, and tells him that Ponyacci could probably cheer him up. * StepfordSmiler: When he's performing. He eventually gets better. !!Imp [[quoteright:174:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/imp_5951.jpg]] -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #7: The Cutie Mark Crusaders A mimicker that can take the shape of anything except ponies, who befriends the CMC. Her default form appears to be a large, filly sized blue gem with eyes; the blue eyes appear on any other object that she copies. * AmbiguousGender: Its brought up that the girls don't know if Imp really is a "she", or [[NoBiologicalSex even has a gender]] being a shapeshifting rock, but they settle on referring to Imp as a girl. * InSeriesNickname: The Mimicker is given the name "Imp" based on the species' [[CanisLatinicus scientific name]], Globulus ''Imp''robulus. * {{Shapeshifting}}: Her race can take the shape of anything except ponies. * StarfishLanguage: Her only dialogue appears as musical notes. !!Inkwell -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #8: Princess Celestia An old friend of Princess Celestia and a professor at the princess' School for Gifted Unicorns. Though an important part of Celestia's past, she has grown senile and has become the target of much gossip. * BeYourself: Weather she's aware or not of what most think of her currently, it's likely she doesn't care. She is who she is and is comfortable with that. Celestia uses this as part of a BatmanGambit to show the others why she's still fit to be a teacher. * EyeScream: Took a rather nasty hit to the left eye during the war against the shadows. She didn't lose it and could still see out of it, but wouldn't be able to fully open it for the rest of her life. * EccentricMentor: Shows all the signs of being this when she was younger. Celestia attempts to prove that she's still this, even as her senility becomes less and less of an act. * IWasQuiteALooker: Her damaged left eye is really the only flaw on an otherwise beautiful young mare. * NeverMessWithGranny: Her mind might be mostly gone, but she's still willing to go into battle alongside Celestia and kick massive amounts of pastry butt (with an OffhandBackhand no less). * ScarsAreForever: She received a scar on her left eye during the siege of Canterlot which never fully healed. * RetiredBadass: She aided Princess Celestia to fight off a siege of Canterlot and can still pull off some impressive magic. !!The Sea Beasts -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #9: Spike A group of creatures Spike purchases from a comic book so he can have a pet. Initially very tiny, Spike finds a way to make them grow, but soon get out of hand. * ButNowIMustGo: After Spike teaches them, [[spoiler:they choose to leave to seek further enlightenment in the world.]] * CoolPet: Though it takes some magic growth formula before they started becoming cool. [[spoiler:Sadly, just like Pee Wee, they don't stay very long.]] * UpliftedAnimal: Over the course of the story, they go from tiny specks in an aquarium to intelligent creatures thanks to the various formulas Spike feeds them. !!Kibitz -->''"Let's not call them 'the peasantry', Princess. It's not endearing."'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #10: Luna Princess Celestia's Royal Scheduling Advisor that helps Princess Luna keep on track when she takes over for the day. %% * BadAssMustache * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Per [[http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-kids-comics-panel-from-sdcc/ Word Of God]], part of Kibitz's personality is based on [[ProjectRunway Tim Gunn]]. * [[StraightMan Straight Pony]]: Remains steadyfast in his duties no matter how wreckless Luna gets. * SuperOCD: Maybe not as bad as Twilight, but clearly becomes uncomfortable with going off the schedule. At one point, he is forced to leave Luna alone when he realizes he has the wrong color of highlighter for an upcoming meeting. !!Tiberius/Tibbles -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #10: Luna An opossum that Luna adopts as her pet. !IDW Background Ponies Like the show, the comics have their own stable of incidental characters (fan-favorites from the show still show up, of course). Since the artists draw them individually on the spot instead of pulling them out of a Flash Library, there's actually quite a bit of variety, though most of them are just {{Shout Out}}s. For Sweet[[SpellMyNameWithAnS [= C=]]]ream Scoops, Sugar Grape, Cherry Spices, Barber Groomsby, Tealove, and Bumblesweet, see the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]]. * TheCameo: See every other trope in this entry. * CaptainErsatz: Quite a few of them are Pony versions of characters from... [[ReferenceOverdosed anything and everything]]. ** The first issue gives us Film/TheBluesBrothers from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Thomas Magnum from ''MagnumPI'', Matthew Bennell from ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', and Earl Hickey from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' appear. ** Issue #5 gives us pony versions of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Moon & Sailor Jupiter]] and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Mabel Pines]], the later even gets a name: Maybelle. * CreatorCameo: ** An Earth pony version of artist Andy Price appears, accompanied by a unicorn version of his wife Alice, and by their cats Sam, Spooky, Tabitha, Boris, Bela, and Mina. ** A unicorn version of writer Katie Cook appears, later accompanied by a mule version of her husband Ryan. ** Sibsy's variant cover for the Rainbow Dash issue of the Micro-Series has the OriginalCharacter of her then-coworker on the show Raven Molisee (Snowdrop), as well as her then-current boyfriend (and popular fan-musician) Andy "[=MandoPony=]" Stein. ** Sibsy's OC Wild Fire pops up in the background now and then. * {{Expy}}: See LawyerFriendlyCameo below. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: A Pegasus mare described by artist Andy Price as "a shout-out to original MLP Firefly from the ponies 'established 1982'" appears. The page doesn't show her eye color, but her coat color, mane and tail color, cutie mark, and tail bow all match [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials G1]] [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony Firefly]]'s. If it really is G4 Firefly, this marks her first appearance in a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' work since TheEighties![[note]] Firefly had already appeared in TheNewTens as one of the British Dolly Mixtures toys from G3 and on TheMerch for G1. [[http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu173/Smiley_face127/SuperCuteMLP2.jpg G4 Firefly]] was originally meant to be in the ''Friendship is Magic'' show, but Hasbro had lost the rights to most G1 ponies (except Applejack), and so Firefly was changed into Rainbow Dash.[[/note]] * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Since the bases of the CaptainErsatz ponies mentioned above were played by live-action actors, they're also partly modeled after Creator/DanAykroyd, Main/JohnBelushi, TomSelleck, Donald Sutherland, and Jason Lee, respectively. ** Andy Price's Applejack variant cover for Issue #1, has Vinyl Scratch in the background. In her record collection? "[[Music/TheBeatles The Hoof Beats]]". * RecurringExtra: Andy Price, the massive ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' fan that he is, has made sure to slip in an "Observer" pony in every issue he's worked on thus far. * UnknownCharacter: Everything we know about Applejack's great uncle Honeycrisp is that he was a lumberjack. He was only mentioned once in Issue #3. [[/folder]] [[folder:Novels/Storybooks]] Characters from [[TieInNovel storybooks]]. !!Prismia --> '''Mentioned In:''' ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'' A WickedWitch that used an an amulet to drain the love from the Earth Pony village that adopted Cadance. Cadance confronted and defeated her with ThePowerOfLove. * ArtifactOfDoom: The source of her power was an amulet similar to the Alicorn Amulet. * TheGhost: Is only mentioned in a flashback and does not make any sort of present day appearance in the book. * GreenEyedMonster: She lived alone and was jealous of the nearby earth pony village for the love they had for each other. * HatePlague: Caused one for the earth pony village nearby. %% * WickedWitch !!King Leo --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' Princess Celestia's cousin, ruler of the underwater city of Aquastria from picture book ''Under the Sparkling Sea''. * AllThereInTheManual: The dust jacket of the ''Under The Sparkling Sea'' book mentions that both Princess Celestia and King Leo sit on the "Cosmic Council", but this isn't elaborated on anywhere. * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: King Leo is a Mer-lion. A lion-like head and a fish-like body. How he's related to Celestia isn't known. ** MixAndMatchCritter * StellarName[=/=]PunnyName: I'm sure that given his cousins' connection with certain Luminaries that someone had the WesternZodiac in mind when writing the story. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Allows Rainbow Dash to take Arrow's place after he tears his fin. !!Coral and Arrow --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' A sister and brother pair of seaponies. !!Electra --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' The fastest Mer-Mare in the Sparkling Sea. At first she was cold towards the Equestrian Ponies and Spike, but later on she warmed up to them, especially Rainbow Dash %% * [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Swimming Mer-Mare]] * DefrostingIceQueen: After being saved by [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash from a rockslide, she warms up to her.]] %% * SugarAndIcePersonality !!Nar Wally --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' A bashful Narwhal who lives in the Seagrass beds of Aquastria. he is friends with the sea creatures there and was befriended by Twilight, Spike and Fluttershy. * BigDamnHeroes: He manages to save [[spoiler: Arrow with his horn as the hapless sea pony was about to get sucked into a whirlpool after tearing his fin.]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: He's almost the Aquastrian equivalent of Fluttershy. * ShrinkingViolet: Although he is a bit quicker to come out of his shell. !!Creatures of the Sparkling Sea --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' The Sparkling Sea is home to some unusual lifeforms. They [[MixAndMatchCritter resemble a cross between a land animal and a sea animal]]. * BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The Manta-hawks. They serve as transport to the Sparkling Sea. ** GiantFlyer: Of a sort. They're more like giant swimmers. * BunniesForCuteness: Sort of. The Crabbit is a mixture of a rabbit and a crab. * FantasticFoxes: The Fox-fin. * MixAndMatchCritters: Nearly all of the named creatures. Manta-hawks (manta ray and hawk), Crabbits (crab and rabbit), Jellyflies (jellyfish and butterfly) and Star-mice (sea stars and mice). * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The Water-Weasel looks like a weasel with a fish-like body. The Fox-Fin is a fish with a fox-like head. !!Braze --> '''Debut:''' ''Literature/RainbowDashAndTheDaringDoDoubleDare'' Braze is a villainous zebra who tries to steal the Half-Gilded Horseshoe from Rainbow Dash. * AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Evidently, not even zebras are exempt from this. Braze is described as having flame-like red, orange, and yellow stripes as opposed to white and black. * PlayingWithFire: He has pyromantic abilities, and is able to create ropes made of fire. He can also apparently control how hot they are, since he can tie up ponies with said ropes without burning them to death. * PunnyName: His name is [[SignificantAnagram the word "zebra" with its letters rearranged]]. It also sounds similar to "blaze", [[PlayingWithFire befitting of his powers]]. * RedEyesTakeWarning: He has blood-red eyes. !!Charity Sweetmint --> '''Debut:''' ''Literature/RarityAndTheCuriousCaseOfCharity'' A unicorn new to the fashion world who is apprenticing under Rarity's tutelage. Idolized Rarity to the point where she starts to imitate her. * DoesNotLikeSpam: She detests Bedazzle berry tarts, but she hides that fact from Rarity, since Rarity loves them. Rarity is quick to figure this out. * {{Fangirl}}: A huge one of Rarity who takes it too far. * IdenticalStranger: Charity happens to look a lot like Rarity, save for having a mint green mane. Even her cutie mark appears to be very similar to Rarity's (three blue gems shaped like hearts instead of diamonds). It reaches the point where, after dying her mane, she gets mistaken for Rarity when she delivers Rarity's chorus outfits. * IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: She already looks similar to Rarity and is a huge fan, but she takes it further throughout the course of the book, dying her hair and trying to mimic Rarity's speech patterns. * NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Rarity has to give her errands just so she can actually get some breathing room for a change. * TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Inverted. While she loves fashion and, in general, likes many of the same things Rarity does, she also has a tomboyish side, wanting to join Rainbow Dash in a cannon ball contest and wanting to learn how to apple buck from Applejack (and got the hang of it pretty quickly, according to Applejack). However, she tries to hide this side so she can impress Rarity. [[/folder]] [[folder:Magazine Stories]] There have been several short stories & comics found in various little girls' magazines. They all use copy-and-paste stock art and the writing, to put it lightly, is not up to the same standards as the show & IDW comics. Their canonical relevance is debatable and next to nothing, but for the sake of completion here are the characters that appear exclusively in them. !!From ''No Way Too Far'' A stallion appears in one ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''No Way Too Far'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. %% * NoNameGiven * PaletteSwap: He's a recolor of Big [=McIntosh=], to the point of wearing a recolor of Big Mac's horse collar. !!From ''Apple Blooms großes Abenteuer'' Four Pegasi appear in ''Apple Blooms großes Abenteuer'' ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''Apple Bloom's Big Adventure'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. %% * NoNameGiven !!From ''A Bright Idea'' Eight mares appear in one ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''A Bright Idea'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: The Applejack PaletteSwap. %% * NoNameGiven * PaletteSwap: Two of them are recolors of Pinkie Pie and Applejack, respectively. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The unicorn, for [[DependingOnTheArtist the cerise-eyed version]] of [[AllThereInTheScript Lyra Heartstrings]]. !!From ''Les surprises de l'amitié'' Two unicorn mares appear in ''Les surprises de l'amitié''/''Das Überraschungsfest'' from Panini's French and German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazines. %% * CurtainsMatchTheWindow !!Léon A four-year-old cousin of Princess Celestia's (and presumably Princess Luna's) who appears in one from Panini's French ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. * AmbiguousGender: Appears to be female but has a male name. * ArtisticAge: Is a Rainbow Dash PaletteSwap despite being so young. * NonStandardCharacterDesign: Is the only Alicorn we've seen with visible hooves and is [[AmbiguousGender either]] one of the few female ponies with visible hooves or one of the few male Pegasus unicorns. * PaletteSwap: Of Rainbow Dash with a horn. * UncannyFamilyResemblance: Basically looks like Prince Blueblood as a Pegasus unicorn PaletteSwap of Rainbow Dash. Léon and Blueblood even have the same cutie mark! * WingedUnicorn: He's an alicorn. [[/folder]] ----
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''Friendship is Magic'' has a small, but growing ExpandedUniverse. The [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW IDW comics]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] are currently the main source of EU Canon, but Hasbro has plans to release some chapter books as well. This page is for all the little {{Canon Foreigner}}s that show up here and there. Return to the main index [[Characters/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic here]]. ---- [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Equestria Girls]] Characters that play a major role in the G4 spin-off movie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and related media. The human versions of 5 of the Mane 6 seen in the film essentially have the same tropes as their pony versions. !!Sunset Shimmer [[quoteright:252:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/377710__250x250_1036.png]] ->''You must be new here.'' -->'''Voiced by:''' RebeccaShoichet The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. Once one of Princess Celestia's most promising students, she eventually went rogue and fled through a magic mirror to another dimension: [[HumanityEnsues the human world]]. Her theft of Princess Twilight's crown (i.e., her Element of Magic) is what kicks off the plot of the film. By [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the sequel]], however, she recognizes the error of her ways and becomes a friend of the Humane Five. * AlliterativeName: Both her first and last names start with "S". %%* AlphaBitch: As both a pony and a human. * AmbitionIsEvil: Her desire to become an alicorn princess drove her to villainy when she couldn't make it happen. * [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil A Pupil of Mine Until She Turned to Evil]]: She is Princess Celestia's former pupil, and Twilight Sparkle's predecessor in that role. When Celestia's tutelage did not turn out be [[EvilIsEasy the easy path]], she "turned cruel and dishonest," abandoning her studies and pursuing power in more unsavory ways. * BigBad: Of the first ''Equestria Girls'' movie. * BerserkButton: Her jealousy hits a breaking point when Rarity calls Twilight a real princess. -->"Oh, yes. She's so ''very special!''" ** She also seems to despise apple cider. --->"Fizzy apple cider?! Ugh! This is my coronation, not a hoedown!" * BitchInSheepsClothing: Applejack says one of her plots is acting nice and then humiliating the person she "befriends". * BlueOrangeContrast: Her color scheme is primarily orange and red with some yellows, contrasting Twilight's lavender, violet and blue. * ColorCodedWizardry: Her magic aura is a greenish teal that matches her eye color. * CoolMask: Though all the basic brushables in the Crystal Princess Celebration line have masquerade masks, she's to date the only character who's appeared as a pony solely in those waves. Notably her first appearance as a pony toy on display had her wearing it, which concealed the fact of whether she was a earth pony or unicorn until her toy box was revealed. * DarkMagicalGirl: Albeit a good bit more unpleasant than the usual for this trope, given her backstory and magical powers (as a unicorn, at least), this fits. * DefeatMeansFriendship: Or at least, Twilight encourages her human friends to invoke this after Sunset repents. * DevilInPlainSight: She a massive jerk and doesn't bother to hide her dislike for anyone, yet still manages to come off as a well-meaning student to the principal and vice principal. * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Sunset takes a few levels in [[spoiler:psycho and [[EvilIsHammy hamminess]] when she finally gets the crown and is transformed by its magic. Prior to it, she was nasty but had ''some'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]] and operated on a more rational level]]. * EarlyBirdCameo: ** She first appeared at the 2013 New York Toy Fair as a pony toy, overshadowed by all the Princess Twilight merch and fan-favorites getting toys. ** Her second appearance as a pony, between the release of the ''Equestria Girls'' trailer and the premiere of the ''Equestria Girls'' movie, is in Creator/{{Gameloft}}'s ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' LicensedGame, after being hinted at in [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=655940021090105 promotional]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589421427765193 clue]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589923807714955 images]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=590332691007400 for]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=658100214207419 the]] [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=591248240915845 game]] posted by official Website/{{Facebook}} pages. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria if Twilight doesn't give up her crown, but this fails because Twilight would rather be stuck forever in an alternate reality than give Sunset the power of her element. * EvenEvilHasStandards: She has Spike kidnapped in order to lure Twilight to her. However, she balks at the idea of actually hurting him and lets him go as soon as Twilight asks. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}}: Twilight's second one after Trixie, based on her attitude and her [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]]. ** [[ThemeNaming Her name is basically an alternate interpretation of Twilight Sparkle]], and they were both students of Princess Celestia. Then it turns out that [[FriendlessBackground she didn't know how to make friends, instead driving everyone away]]. To drive the point home, she is voiced by Rebecca Shoichet, Twilight's singing voice. Her brushable pony toy is in a pair of waves with the rest of the Mane Six with her in Twilight's place, [[{{Irony}} signifying how she drove their alternate selves apart]]. ** The comic further hammers it in. Much like Twilight at the beginning of the series, Sunset prefers to study over socializing with others (said others even being the same ponies who invite Twilight to Moondancer's party). The difference is that while Twilight is polite and modest when she refuses ("Oh sorry, girls. I got a lot of studying to catch up on."), Sunset's refusal makes her come off as very smug ("I have better things to do than ''socialize''"). When she first sees the magic mirror, she sees herself as an Alicorn Princess in it, whereas Twilight actually becomes one. ** The same comics also imply that Celestia was grooming her to become a Princess, implying she may have intended ''Sunset Shimmer'' to receive the Element of Magic, not Twilight. But Sunset Shimmer was too selfish and power-hungry and Celestia realized she didn't have the right temperament to be a true princess. * EvilIsBurningHot: Her sun motif (sunburst cutie mark, red/yellow hair and flame design on boots) serves to parallel Twilight's star theme. [[spoiler:She also gains FlamingHair and fireball magic in her demon form]]. * {{Expy}}: Her design and name are similar to those of G3 Earth pony Sunshimmer, while her status as an arrogant unicorn who believes herself superior mirrors Trixie, especially since both are presented as {{Evil Counterpart}}s to Twilight. * FatalFlaw: Sunset Shimmer's is {{Greed}} and {{Pride}}. When she was still Celestia's star pupil, things didn't progress as quickly as she wanted them to, so she became bitter and angry. She eventually found the magic mirror and disappeared from Equestria. On the other side, she established herself as the AlphaBitch of the school. [[spoiler:Not content with controlling the school, she stole Twilight's crown so she could amass an army of brainwashed teenagers with which to take over Equestria]]. * FriendlessBackground: She admits at the end of the movie that she doesn't know anything about friendship, only knowing how to drive others away. The prequel comic shows that ponies did ''try'' to be friends with her, but she thought they were too beneath her and shunned them * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After she is defeated, she tearfully admits that she knows nothing about friendship and that manipulating others, and accepts the chance to make amends. This lasts into ''Rainbow Rocks'', where she actively helps the Humane Five defeat the Dazzlings]]. * HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Getting turned into a demon by the Element of Magic, only to have that power wrested from her and she get blasted by the PowerOfFriendship, truly opens her eyes to how horrible a person she is. ''Rainbow Rocks'' shows that she's learned her lesson, even having Sunset refer to her past self as a "raging she-demon"]]. * HumblePie: [[spoiler:Her defeat at the end of ''Equestria Girls'' leaves her lying broken and begging for forgiveness at the bottom of a crater. By the sequel, her haughty tone has reduced considerably]]. * {{Hypocrite}}: She points out to Twilight Sparkle a couple of times that she doesn't belong in the human world, while ignoring the fact that she ''herself'' is a pony from Equestria. * IJustWantToBeYou: Twilight got everything that Sunset wanted to obtain, and now Sunset aims to take it all from her. * InformedAbility: Her ability to manipulate people is not shown explicitly, but the IDW annual comic fleshes out her preparations a bit more. * InkSuitActor: Her human form bears an uncanny resemblance to her voice actress, RebeccaShoichet. * InsufferableGenius: She undoubtedly has great magical talent, and she doesn't hesitate to let others know it. * ItsAllAboutMe: She believes she ''deserves'' power and recognition and is willing to call out or stomp out anyone who thinks otherwise. * {{Jerkass}}: She's prideful, arrogant, and acts stuck up and rude towards her peers. [[spoiler:At least until her HeelFaceTurn.]] * JumpedAtTheCall: It's implied Celestia planned for her to become a Princess once she was ready, but she was too ambitious and power-hungry, and her eagerness to claim the title made her unsuitable. * KickTheDog: ''(To Fluttershy)'' "You really are pathetic! It's no wonder your best friends are all stray animals!" * LightIsNotGood: Bright yellow and her cutie mark is a sun much like her mentor [[BigGood Princess Celestia]]. She's a thief and a jerk. She also has a [[HeavenlyBlue teal aura]]. * MulticoloredHair: Has [[EvilRedhead red]] and [[BlondesAreEvil blond]] stripes in her mane. * OneWingedAngel: Close to the climax, [[spoiler:she puts on Twilight's crown and transforms into [[OurDemonsAreDifferent a raging she-demon]] with wings, FlamingHair, BlackEyesOfCrazy, [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], [[PowerEchoes a booming voice]], and the power to turn others into demons]]. * OriginsEpisode: An 8-page short story comic from IDW details [[OriginsEpisode her origins in Equestria]]. It was first available in the San Diego Comic Con 2013 version of Issue #9 of the ongoing and will be released to a wider audience in the first issue of the ''My Little Pony'' Annual, which focuses on ''Equestria Girls'' in October 2013. * PetTheDog: She literally refuses to hurt Spike, a dog, saying "I'm not a ''monster''!" * ThePowerOfTheSun: Implied by her cutie mark, at least, which also helps to further her connection to Princess Celestia. [[spoiler:When she attacks the protagonists at the end, she uses a bright golden fire attack]]. * PragmaticVillainy: She admonishes Snips and Snails for wrecking the Fall Formal decorations. Not because it's evil--she'd ordered them to do it, in fact--but because they overdid it, and in doing so, endangered her plans. * PstandardPsychicPstance: [[spoiler:When she brainwashes the Canterlot High students into becoming her zombie army.]] * RageBreakingPoint: Sunset snaps after Twilight calls her bluff on destroying the portal to Equestria and the others praise her as a princess. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: As a human, she wears a black jacket and boots to accent her fire theme. * TheResenter: It's brief, but the way she reacts when Twilight is praised as a princess by her friends, as well her constant insistence that the Element of Magic is ''her crown'', shows that she resents Twilight for achieving everything she could not. Made more apparent by the IDW origin comic, which shows that she desired the same power Twilight earned. * SatanicArchetype: Rebels against her world's PhysicalGoddess; ambition and pride leads to her falling out of said PhysicalGoddess' favor; and [[spoiler:transforms into a powerful red-skinned demon who wants to launch an all-out war against the PhysicalGoddess]]. * ShadowArchetype: A prodigy like Twilight, but lacks Twilight's understanding of friendship, making her unfit to be crowned a princess of Equestria--[[EvilCannotComprehendGood something she doesn't understand, and won't accept]]. * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Has partly red hair and green eyes. * SmugSmiler: She has a constant grin of superiority at all times... except in a presumably old photo of her [[WhenSheSmiles looking genuinely happy]] when winning a formal crown. * SmugSuper: She mocks Twilight as an inferior replacement when Twilight doesn't know what effect her Element of Harmony will have on the human world. [[spoiler:Twilight turns this back on her when Sunset proves she doesn't really understand the Elements of Harmony, and thus cannot control their power]]. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Sunset herself, while still a nasty person, still had standards and outright refused to harm Spike. Her demon form, however, is a murderous psychopath who tries to fry Twilight and her friends without a second thought.]] * TeleportersAndTransporters: She shares Twilight's ability to teleport. In fact, she pulls the same trick on Twilight that Twilight herself used on Nightmare Moon in the pilot. * TerribleTrio: She forms one with her two cohorts, [[AdaptationalVillainy Snips and Snails]]. * YouAreNotReady: When Sunset Shimmer demands that Princess Celestia make her a princess, Celestia's response is that being a princess must be earned. !!Flash Sentry [[quoteright:246:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fanmade_flash_sentry_-_human_and_pony_7064.png]] ->''We've got to stop running into each other like this!'' -->'''Voiced by:''' Vincent Tong A spiky blue-haired fellow that seems like a nice enough guy. He's a Pegasus Royal Guard in Equestria, while his human counterpart is a guitar player that Twilight befriends during her stay at Canterlot High. ---- %%* {{Adorkable}}: The ending makes it pretty clear that he's this. %%* AllGuitarsAreStratocasters * BoyOfTheWeek: He's effectively this. While he and Twilight don't really have much of a romance to begin with, just a MeetCute or two and a single dance, his pony-self's two subsequent appearances in Season 4 are nothing more than cameos, one of which where he only fleetingly acknowledges Twilight. %%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Temporarily, when [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer hypnotizes him and the rest of the students to be her army in taking over Equestria while she's in OneWingedAngel form]]. [[spoiler: He's the first person to be snapped out of it]]. * TheCameo: In Luna's IDW micro-series oneshot, while she is checking up on the royal guard. And in the show itself, he's one of Cadence's escorts on the train to Ponyville in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's A Crowd]]" and announces the arrival of two visiting royals in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom Part 1]]". * CrashIntoHello: A bit of a RunningGag in the movie. He lampshades the trend a couple of times both as a human and a pony. * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and blue eyes. * DreamworksFace: His human counterpart does this in his official render, which is at odds with his actual personality. * InterspeciesRomance: While they're both human at the time, he apparently dated Sunset Shimmer and developed a liking for Twilight Sparkle, both who are normally ponies. * KnightInShiningArmor: As a pony, his job as a royal guard seems to invoke this motif, complete with being a love interest to a princess. * NiceGuy: He's an all-around nice guy and helps Twilight and her friends a little bit. * SatelliteLoveInterest: Not that he's much of a love interest to begin with. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle. And that's all we ever really know about him. * ShipTease: Twilight develops a crush on his human counterpart, but the romance is mostly downplayed to [[ShipTease ship teasing]]. The movie ends with a little ShipTease with Pony!Flash. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair makes him look like he walked out of an anime of some kind, made all the more obvious since he appears to have a relatively normal human skin-tone. !!The Dazzlings [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_dazzlings__resources__by_imperfectxiii-d7sefhi_249.png]] [[caption-width-right:300:Center: Adagio Dazzle, Left: Sonata Dusk, Right: Aria Blaze]] -->'''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', a trio of {{Evil Diva}}s who arrange for a BattleOfTheBands at Canterlot High. They consist of Adagio Dazzle, Sonata Dusk, and Aria Blaze. * AwesomeMcCoolname: Their names are very awesome for a trio of singers. * [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]]: They're collectively the villains of ''Rainbow Rocks'', with Adagio Dazzle as their leader. * BlondesAreEvil: Adagio Dazzle. * ClassicalMythology: The writers drew from the [[EnthrallingSiren sirens]] of Greek mythology as the villains' theme. * {{Evil Diva}}s: Their VillainSong is able to compel the students of Canterlot High to agree with them on turning the school's rock concert into a competition. * HatePlague: Their VillainSong makes almost everyone hyper-competitive. * HartmanHips: Most notable on Adagio Dazzle. * MagicMusic: It's implied their powers are based on this. * MeaningfulName: Adagio, sonata, and aria are all types of musical styling. On top of that, their band's name (and Adagio's surname) matches their ''modus operandi'' of [[EnthrallingSiren dazzling the whole student body]]. * MsFanservice: All three of them, but Adagio espcially. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Kind of jarring considering the target audience.]] * PersonalSpaceInvader: Adagio caresses other students' faces and heads as she's "seducing" them into making the concert into a battle. * RapunzelHair: Adagio. Of the three, she has the longest hair. * SexyWalk: Shown in their VillainSong. * TerribleTrio: Adagio Dazzle is the leader of the group, while Sonata and Aria are her allies. * [[ShesGotLegs They've Got Legs]]: Most notable with Adagio and Aria. * VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZRfxoog0E "Battle of the Bands"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2TeZXaA8xM "Under Our Spell",]] and maybe more. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sonata and Aria have blue and purple hair, respectively. !!Sunflower -->'''Debut:''' ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony Annual 2013]]'' Applejack's cousin and the main antagonist of the main prequel story featured in the 2013 Annual comic from IDW. She appears to be the older sister of Babs Seed (who herself has been {{Age Lift}}ed to AJ's age). * AlphaBitch: Was the resident school bitch before Sunset entered the picture. * CanonForeigner: An odd case since she's the major "not-in-the-movie" character other than Human!Babs. If she is indeed her sister (the comic doesn't outright says this, just that she and Babs are AJ's cousins) this would mean her pony counterpart is the one Pony!Babs mentioned "One Bad Apple". !!Background Students What's a high school without students? While a few students at Canterlot High are easily recognizable as the human counterparts of secondary characters, most are new characters. At the beginning they're divided up into different cliques - the athletes, the dramas, the techies, the eco-kids, the fashionistas, and the rockers. They stick to their own groups because of Sunset Shimmer, but come together later thanks to Twilight Sparkle. * {{Expy}}: Averted; while some of the students have similar color schemes to certain background ponies in ''Friendship is Magic'' but different eye colors and "cutie marks" on their clothes (one of the athletic girls, for example, looks like a dead ringer for [[FanNickname Cloud Kicker]], but has a soccer ball cutie mark), [[http://derpiboo.ru/images/358985 they weren't based off of background pony designs.]] * TheFashionista: The group [[FanNickname Normal Norman]] belongs to, and its implied Rarity hangs out with them a bit (which would make sense) since she sits with them at the start of the cafeteria song * KidsAreCruel: When they make fun of Twilight when an embarrassing video of her is leaked. [[/folder]] [[folder:IDW comics]] Again the main source of ExpandedUniverse canon is currently [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW IDW's comic]] [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries books]], so its introduced a few new characters. Its even introduced a couple of new races! ![[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Ongoing Series]] !!Jim the Cave Troll ->''"PWETAH HAR ON DAH PWETAH PONAY!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Issue #2 A cave troll that appears in ''Friendship is Magic'' Issue #2. He scares the girls at first, but he's really just a big lovable brony who wants to play with PO-NAYS. * AndCallHimGeorge: Treats the ponies [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall like they were brushable dolls]], and quotes the TropeNamer in regards to one of the fake ponies Rarity makes. ** He even looks a lot like the Abominable Snowman from the classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons. %% * GentleGiant * ShoutOut: A Cave Troll... in an abandoned mine? [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Where have we heard that before?]] * {{Tuckerization}}: [[https://twitter.com/katiecandraw/status/245733313220861954 Named]] [[https://twitter.com/katiecandraw/status/245877567113011200 after]] show storyboard supervisor "Big" Jim Miller. !!The Gangster Spiders ->''"[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory I'mma cowboy! Howdy, howdy, howdy!]]"'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #2 Multiple different huge spiders who appear in Issue #2 as an obstacle for the Mane Six when traveling though the mines, most of them sporting hats and even have their own "cutie marks". * BadassMustache: Their fangs look like old-timey mustaches. * TheCameo: One of them is blonde, gray, and has one eye off to a side, like Derpy the pony. Apparently, every species has one... ** Also, the giant spider bears more than a little resemblance to [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman]], complete with trademark beret. * GiantSpider: Of course. * LargeAndInCharge: Most of them are about pony-sized, their leader however is as big as the cave troll encountered earlier in the issue. * NiceHat: Most of them. Spider-Derpy doesn't have one by default, so it takes Applejack's. !!Changeling Commanders ->''"Why drain her? We have plenty of these guys left."'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #2 (Green armored), Issue #3 (Purple armored) A pair of Changelings with unique armor. They appear to be the heads of Chrysalis's guards and in Issue #3 keep tabs on the Mane Six pairs that don't have the magic map that Twilight has (which allows Chrysalis to spy on her). * CustomUniform: What sets them apart from the other Changelings; one of them has green armor with black swirls on it, the other has a more detailed version of the armor the {{Mook Lieutenant}}s from the show, with a few added SpikesOfVillainy. * EarlyBirdCameo: The green armored one actually appeared in Issue #2, but he didn't do anything other than take an order. * MookLieutenant: They're not ''quite'' Co-Dragons, their main role is simply to talk to and laugh with Chrysalis. !!The Cute Citizens of Wuvy-Dovey Land ->''You're my shnookums, whatever you are!'' -->-'''Spike''' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #3 A race of adorable, loving cat-like creatures who are more than happy to make friends with all who enter their lands. [[spoiler:Their homeland was conquered and converted into the Changeling Kingdom soon after the events of "A Canterlot Wedding"]] * TheChewToy: It's obvious Cook and Price wanted to create a species so [[SugarBowl sugar-sweet]] that readers could enjoy [[spoiler:watching the Changelings take them apart without the writers having to invoke any sympathy]]. * CrapsaccharineWorld: It's ironic how such cute beings could cherish such a precarious existence in the [[MyLittlePony My Little Ponyverse]], of all places. * DoomedHometown: The land was pretty ideal for [[spoiler: Chrysalis and her changelings as not only did it provide love for them to feed on. It gave them a new base of operations which they took over within days. By the time the Mane 6 arrive, the place is a shadow of it's former self with green gloop covering the houses and ground. Not to mention the castle looming ominously over the once-happy village.]] * TheFarmerAndTheViper: The Changelings aren't in their lands for five minutes and they welcome them with open arms and offer their Queen cake. [[spoiler:It ends '''very''' badly for them.]] * ThePollyanna: [[spoiler: The changelings massacre the cute kittens till there’s only a few of them left, repurpose their homes into hives and then round up the remaining population so they can later be eaten.]] [[{{Tearjerker}} They still keep on being affectionate and kind hearted, even after all that’s happened to them.]] * RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're '''adorable''', and ''very'' friendly. * SelfParody: A clear parody of the GangOfCritters trope and the MLP franchise as a whole. * TooDumbToLive: They tend to be a bit too friendly to newcomers. [[spoiler:Even when they're being threatened.]] !!The Nightmare Forces ->''"And you will help... more than you ever dreamed."'' -->-'''Shadowfright''' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #5 Malevolent spirits of darkness that inhabit the Nightmare Dreamscape, they're the main antagonist of the second StoryArc of the main series. They were the ones that caused Luna to become Nightmare Moon, and they return using the power of the new moon to cause trouble for the bearers of the Elements of Harmony. * AccidentalMisnaming: One of the spirits keeps calling Shadowfright "Larry", much to his annoyance. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the name of that Nightmare's host.]] * AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Rarity mention how cold and lonely it felt while being possessed by Nightmare Moon. One can only wonder what it must have felt like for Luna who was posses far longer.]] * BiggerBad: They are retroactively made this for the show's two-part pilot. ** TheDragon: Their leader Shadowfright, though he seems to be in charge whenever they don't have a queen. * BlackMagic: They're made of it. * BodySnatcher: They targeted Luna to create Nightmare Moon [[spoiler:and eventually Rarity to create Nightmare Rarity.]] ** [[spoiler:The denizens of the moon, as well.]] * ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: It's the only part of their bodies that aren't completely black. * DarkIsEvil: They're associated with the night just like they were when merged with Luna. And they come in a variety of dark colors as well: ** SupernaturalIsPurple ** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Shadowfright in particular, also their ''speech bubbles'' are in red & black. * DemonicPossession: This seems to be the only way they can get things done: preying on the negativity of others to take control of their bodies. They also take possession of the moon's wildlife, which is evidently simpler. * EldritchAbomination: They're shadow beings in the vein of Sombra's shadow form. * {{Expy}}: Beings that feed on fear and also were revealed to have possessed a hero in the past by preying on their fears, turning that hero into a villain. Nope, definitely not [[Franchise/GreenLantern Parallax.]] * FusionDance: Of the Power Booster kind; their system of DemonicPossession. * LivingShadow: They're a collection of beings that look like flaming shadows. * {{Lunacy}}: They can draw power from the moon. * [[TheManBehindTheMan The Man Behind the Mare]]: For Nightmare Moon. * MoreThanMindControl: They took control of Luna by convincing her they could give her the power to please her subjects, [[spoiler:then Rarity by promising that they would never reject her]]. ** Well they mostly prey on her self-confidence which is enough to posse her, so its more of a case of resolve. [[spoiler: It becomes obvious Nightmare Moon doesn't have complete control of her body as through the story arc, glimpses of the original Rarity keep managing to surface (specifically when Spike and Sweetie Belle try to get through to her). When the Mane 6 and Spike assure Rarity they would never betray her, it breaks the possession.]] * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast[=/=]TomTheDarkLord: One of the Nightmare Forces self-identifies as Shadowfright even though his name is Larry. Nightmare Moon II only calls him Larry; he doesn't object, he just looks embarrassed. [[spoiler:It really is Larry, as it turns out]]. * ThePowerOfHate: Yet another villain (or group of villains) that uses it. * ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: They wish to create a Nightmare Kingdom. * YourWorstNightmare: They induce this in their potential hosts. !!Gaffer and 8-Bit ->''"Collective Sigh!"'' -->-Both together with Poindexter, in response to Shining's love-stricken reactions. --> '''Debut:''' Issue #11 Shining Armor and Poindexter [=/=] [[AdaptationNameChange Gizmo]]'s geeky friends at Canterlot Academy. Gaffer is a cream/white unicorn with a 8-sided die as a cutie mark, and 8-Bit is a grey pegasus with a ''Space Invader''-like cutie mark. The two work together with Shining and Poindexter to help Shining try to win over Cadance's heart on the night of the big polo championship game. For [[AdaptationNameChange Gizmo]]/ Poindexter, see the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies}} Background Ponies pages]]. * {{Nerd}}: Both. * SchizoTech: 8-Bit's name and cutie mark begs the question if computers and video games exist. * UnexpectedCharacter: It turns out that [[spoiler:Gaffer is possessed by Sam from ''Series/QuantumLeap'', his task being to get Shining Armor and Cadance together so he can leap]]. !!Buck Withers ->''So pathetic!!'' --> '''Debut:''' Issue #11 Canterlot Academy's top polo player and school bully. He is what stands in the way of Shining from getting Cadance to come to the dance with him. * BlondGuysAreEvil * JerkJock: To a tee. * RomanticFalseLead: [[Recap/ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Obviously]] he and Cadance don’t end up together. * SoreLoser: His biggest weakness. -->'''Shining Armor''': ''He’s one of those stallions that has to win… and he has to be the star of the game or he loses his mind.'' * TookALevelInKindness: The present-day Buck is a lot nicer then he was in the flashback, and even seems to be friends with Shining. !!Lemony Gems and Diamond Rose Cadance's high school [=BFFs=]. See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose. !!Captain Hoofbeard --> '''Debut:''' Issue #13 A Type 1 {{Pirate}} that serves at the antagonist for the Issue #13-14 arc. * ArtificialLimbs: Peg-leg * {{Badass}}: Give the guy credit, he faced down the Mane 6 in a sword fight and kept em at bay. He only lost because Spike managed to drop a coconut on him. * {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] unsurprisingly, both in looks, similar backstory (his crew turning on him [[spoiler: twice]]}, and having a magical object for treasure hunting (the Map of the Wandering X) * EyePatchOfPower * GoldTooth * [[spoiler: [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Pony Hybrid]]: Twilight uses her magic to give him gills so he'll be able to be with Jewel and be able to come back on land when he wishes.]] * InterspeciesRomance: With Jewel, a mermare. * StarCrossedLovers: With Jewel since the mermares don't approve of him [[spoiler: at first]]. !!Jewel and the Mermares --> '''Debut:''' Issue #14 Whether or not they are meant to be the [[MythologyGag Sea Ponies of earlier generations]] is unknown, but there does exist a race of ponies in the sea. Jewel is one of them, the "treasure" that Hoofbeard seeks. * ContinuityNod: The mermares and the "mantahawk" they summon to help the ponies back home are elements featured earlier in the Gen 4 picture book, "Under the Sparkling Sea". * InterspeciesRomance: Jewel with Hoofbeard, a Earth pony. * StarCrossedLovers: Again, Jewel with Hoofbeard. The rest of the meremares had disapproved of them being together and forced Jewel to come with them. It was only due to the magic map he was able to keep track of them. The Mane 6 eventually manage to convince the meremares to let the two stay together [[spoiler: with Twilight adding extra help by giving Hoofbeard gills.]] !!Bookworm --> '''Debut''': Issue #15 A magical bookwork that begins eating through Twlight's books. Causing mayhem in both the book and outside worlds. * AntiVillain: It's not really evil, just ignorant of his actions and a little too driven to find it goal. He even states he likes books. After Twilight tells him this, he admits he didn't want to hurt anyone and, once granted the ability to make it right, starts fixing his messes. * FreudianExcuse: He's eating stories because there are none with worms as the heroes and he wants to find one that does. * OneWingedAngel: The more stories it eats the more huge and grotesque it becomes [[spoiler: When it starts helping the Mane 6, this reverts it.]] * RealityWarper: In both worlds, in the book work it changes how the story goes even taking out lead characters that were meant to be in it. This causes the characters to show up in the pony world via cocoons and start running amuck. !!Evil Queen of Trottingham -->''Debut'': Issue #15 The leader of the book villains when they arrive in the pony world. * CoolCrown: Naturally. * {{Expy}}: Of Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Her name [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin makes this pretty obvious.]] * [[KilledMidSentence Poofed Mid-Sentence]]: --> '''Queen''': You think you can just bloop me away?! I'm the Queen of-''(bloop)'' * KneelBeforeZod: Is seen making Macintosh do this at one point. * NoNameGiven: No proper name anyways. She's only referred to by her title from the books she comes from. * TakeOverTheWorld: It may not be her world, but it's a new one ripe for the picking. Plus she's a villain, it's what they do. !!Inhabitants of the MirrorUniverse The "Reflections" arc features an AlternateUniverse where good and evil have been reversed. Equestria is ruled by the just and merciful King Sombra who defends his kingdom from the diabolical Celestia and Luna. * ArcVillain: Mirror Celestia and Luna serve as this for the "Reflections" arc. * AristocratsAreEvil: A wanted poster of Big [=McIntosh=] shows that he's a Baron, complete with BeardOfEvil. Later, we see a more aristocratic Granny Smith by his side and she definitely seems to be far from the kindly old lady of the main universe. Another poster hints that the Apple Family has ties to [[TheMafia Cosa Nostra]]. * BarrierWarrior: Mirror Sombra's powers are mostly defensive in nature. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Chrysalis is a good guy in this universe, and looks significantly more cuddly. She's even immortalized in a stained glass window as a paragon of love. * BigBadDuumvirate: The sisters share equal power in their schemes. * BigGood: Mirror Sombra plays this role. * BizarroUniverse: Every role in this universe is filled by its polar opposite in the prime universe. Interestingly, it's not ''entirely'' moralities that are reversed, but primary character traits. For example, Derpy isn't evil in the alternate world, she's simply stoic and intelligent instead of a happy go lucky {{Ditz}} and is apparently wise enough to earn a stained glass window. * TheCameo[=/=]MythologyGag: Several of them don't have any role in the story or even any lines, showing up just long enough for us to get an idea of what they're like. Per WordOfGod, even four issues isn't enough space to give enough world building for the main story ''and'' devote any real time to everyone's favorite minor characters appearance in the mirror universe. * DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Mirror Celestia offers to Mirror Sombra the safety of main universe's Celestia and allowing her to stay with Sombra in exchange for the spell that would allow her access to main universe Equestria. He refuses not only because he does not wish for the main universe Equestria to suffer the same fate as his kingdom, but because he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Mirror Celestia would do anything to have complete control over both worlds.]] * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In this universe, Trixie personifies humility and was able to become an alicorn princess. * FaceHeelTurn: In the past, Mirror Luna was actually very sociable and very much acquainted with Mirror King Sombra during a time when Luna was not. However, when Nightmare Moon was defeated and Luna returned to rule by Celestia's side in the main universe, Mirror Luna defected to Mirror Celestia's side. ** Mirror Sombra forces himself into one at the end when he uses the Elements of Harmony to draw out the evil in Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna absorb into himself, forcing him to become similar to the feral King Sombra of the main universe. In turn, the now evil free Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna go through a HeelFaceTurn. * GrannyClassic: Mirror Chrysalis has the appearance of one of these. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When it's shown that the crystal encasing plan will affect the main Celestia as well, Mirror Sombra uses the Elements of Harmony to instead take in the evil of Mirror Celestia and Luna within himself, essentially turning him into the Sombra from the main verse.]] * TheJudge: Mirror Flim and Flam. They're apparently good enough to warrant a stained glass window representing fairness. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Mirror Luna's choice of wardrobe. Rarity is unimpressed. * SlouchOfVillainy: Mirror Celestia does not sit on her throne. She drapes her whole body over it as though it were a bed. * StarCrossedLovers: Mirror Sombra with the main universe Celestia. * TheStoic: Mirror Derpy appears to be a stoic scholar, instead of the lovable [[TheDitz ditz]] we know her as. * {{Superhero}}: Mirror Discord, or "Sir Discord" as he is called by Mirror Sombra, who goes by the name "Captain Goodguy" when he dons a typical superhero outfit, complete with cape, mask, and spandex. * TallDarkAndHandsome: Mirror Sombra. Rarity, to no one's surprise, notices this. Fluttershy, to ''everyone's'' surprise, notices this too. And of course, Celestia falls for him at first sight. !!Rough Diamond -->''Debut:'' Issue #21 A notorious thief in Manehattan. * ImpossibleThief: Able to slip diamonds into Applejack and Trixie's hats without them noticing (though she also leaves a clue to her next heist behind during the latter). * MasterOfDisguise: She robbed a bank while disguised as Princess Luna. * PhantomThief: Nopony even knows what she looks like. ![[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Micro Series]] !!Jade Singer ->''Those are '''books.''' Don't know if you've seen them before, [[AccidentalMisnaming Twylek]]. Young ponies these days don't read.'' --> '''Debut:''' Micro Series #1: Twilight Sparkle Twilight Sparkle's favorite author, she wrote the OneHitWonder ''Canter in the Sky'' before going into obscurity. She currently works at the Royal Archives, where Twilight helps her for a few days after injuring her leg. * CanonDiscontinuity: "Daring Don't" etablishes A.K. Yearling as Twilight's favorite author. Then again this could be before she knew about A.K and even then she could still be ''one of'' her favorite authors. * DefrostingIceQueen: Starts out quite rude and callous to Twilight but she warms up to her over time seeing that she has a love of books. * [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Mare]]: A rare female example of this trope. * PunnyName: She's jaded alright with her outlook on life. But the name also is a pun on Creator/JDSalinger, a famous recluse author that the story is inspired by. * WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Princess Celestia]] reveals that she used to be friends with her before Jade's success, though thanks to Twilight that friendship seems to be renewed. !!Cloud Gremlins ->''"Ah, another fine morn to bask in the haunting glow of the ruination and melancholy of these poor equine fools."'' --> '''Debut:''' Micro Series #2: Rainbow Dash Mischievous little creatures that [[EmotionEater feed on negative emotions]], one pair set up a dark cloud over Ponyville and cause problems for Rainbow Dash in her spotlight comic. Though their names aren't given in the comic proper, [[http://www.roundstable.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=353357#p353357 the writer Ryan Lindsay stated]] he had named them Big Boy and Runt. * EmotionEater: They feed on sadness, hatred, and other sorts of negativity. [[spoiler:Positive emotions, on the other hoof, defeat them.]] %% * FatAndSkinny * GoodHurtsEvil: [[spoiler:They can only be defeated by positive emotions.]] * InTheHood: The slightly larger one wears a hoodie. %% * LargeHam * GogglesDoNothing: One of them wears a pair of goggles and quotes the trope when [[spoiler:they're defeated by the happiness Rainbow Dash caused with her Sonic Double Rainboom.]] * NothingCanStopUsNow: Begins to feel this way after Rainbow repeated attempts to stop them fail. They even come to ''enjoy'' her attempts because her desperation feeds them. [[spoiler:This bites them in the butt when Rainbow goes for the Sonic Double Rainboom and they do nothing to attempt to stop her.]] !!The Hippie Ponies ->''"Did you know the flax seed... the grain, not me, is like, beneficial to your aura?"'' -->-'''Flax Seed''' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #3: Rarity A group of ponies lead by Wheat Grass and Flax Seed who own a farm outside of Ponyville and make all-natural health & beauty products. In Rarity's spotlight comic, she spends a few days there to relax after answering an ad for a new "wellness center". HilarityEnsues. * CordonBleughChef: Wheat Grass' "crazy healthy food" is just plain, normal regular food. It looks and tastes weird because she's just a terrible cook. * {{Hunk}}: Tempeh is quite the manly pony and popular with the mares, even Rarity is quite smitten with him when they first meet. Too bad he's a tad single minded... * LandPoor: Flax Seed and Wheat Grass own the land where their communal farm is built, but they don't have much money and when Rarity meets them, they are about to lose their home because of a debt they have no way possible to pay. * MeaningfulName: All four named ones - Flax Seed, Wheat Grass, Tofu, and Tempeh - are names of foodstuffs that would be considered part of a natural lifestyle. Even more so with Tempeh's fascination with soy, as the food tempeh is a soy-based product. This latter aspect also alludes to the fact that Tempeh and Tofu - both soy-based products - are brothers. * NewAgeRetroHippie: All of them. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: They don't like money and try to charge as low as they can for their fantastic beauty products, which is the root of their financial difficulties. * ThousandYardStare: This is Flax Seed's default expression, since he's always stoned out of his mind. * VerbalTic: Flax Seed constantly says "like" every other word... even when being chased by bees! * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tempeh. Soy. The guy will give you 8 hours of the entire history of soy without you even asking. !!Praiser Pan ->'''Praiser Pan''': ''"This isn't art. This is [[CurseCutShort cr--]]"'' ->'''Fluttershy''': "''Ahhh!"'' ->'''Praiser Pan''': ''"Craft!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #4: Fluttershy A CausticCritic stallion in Canterlot that appears to be one of the judges at Princess Celestia's Extreme Art Contest. He is overly harsh, as indicated by his cutie mark, a hatchet taken to a painting canvas. * {{Beatnik}}: Dresses in a beret, a black scarf, and rectangular glasses, along with a trim goatee and moustache. He may not speak beat, but certainly derives from the beat culture. * CausticCritic: Only has negative things to say about all the entries - at least until Celestia comments positively on Fluttershy's, and he's quick to change his tune. * MeaningfulName: As an art critic, he is appraising of art, but giving it a pass most of the time (panning it). ** IronicName: He pans much more than he praises art. ** PunnyName: Could also be read as "Praise or Pan" which is ultimately what any critic will do. * OpinionFlipflop: Praiser changes his mind on Fluttershy's work as soon as Celestia awards her a prize for it. !!Ponyacci -->''"Ms. Pie, I've been a clown for a very long time. Why, I was treading the boards before you were even born!"'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #5: Pinkie Pie Equestria's silliest star and Pinkie Pie's idol, Ponyacci is an old, famous clown who's forgotten more things about comedy than most ponies ever learn. After a long, tiring but happy career of clowning and spreading happiness, he must accept he has become too old to perform and it's time to retire. * BadassGrandpa: Despite his old age, he puts on a hell of a show at his final performance with loads of acrobatics and juggling. He also apparently once beat a rampaging bear with a ''rubber chicken''. %% * BaldOfAwesome * CartoonJuggling: One of his many skills. * CoolOldGuy: This old stallion can give ''Pinkie Pie'' a run for her money and she absolutely idolizes him for that. * ForHappiness: All he wants to do in life is make ponies laugh. * IntergenerationalFriendship: With Pinkie Pie at the end of the story. * TheMentor: [[spoiler:After he gives Pinkie Pie some constructive criticism on her own clowning, she suggests he become a teacher. He opens a clowning school in Ponyville, extremely happy that he can pass his special talent onto a new generation of clowns. Twilight asks Pinkie why she doesn't sign up for the school herself, to which she replies she's already learned a lot from Ponyacci.]] %% * NonIronicClown * OneManBand: His skills can top even Pinkie Pie's. * SadClown: Much to the surprise of Pinkie Pie. However, he's not sad because he's a clown, he's sad because his old age is forcing him to give up clowning and as a result on making others laugh. * ShoutOut: To {{Pagliacci}}. His first (out of costume) appearance even references the famous joke: Pinkie Pie sees him looking sad, and tells him that Ponyacci could probably cheer him up. * StepfordSmiler: When he's performing. He eventually gets better. !!Imp [[quoteright:174:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/imp_5951.jpg]] -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #7: The Cutie Mark Crusaders A mimicker that can take the shape of anything except ponies, who befriends the CMC. Her default form appears to be a large, filly sized blue gem with eyes; the blue eyes appear on any other object that she copies. * AmbiguousGender: Its brought up that the girls don't know if Imp really is a "she", or [[NoBiologicalSex even has a gender]] being a shapeshifting rock, but they settle on referring to Imp as a girl. * InSeriesNickname: The Mimicker is given the name "Imp" based on the species' [[CanisLatinicus scientific name]], Globulus ''Imp''robulus. * {{Shapeshifting}}: Her race can take the shape of anything except ponies. * StarfishLanguage: Her only dialogue appears as musical notes. !!Inkwell -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #8: Princess Celestia An old friend of Princess Celestia and a professor at the princess' School for Gifted Unicorns. Though an important part of Celestia's past, she has grown senile and has become the target of much gossip. * BeYourself: Weather she's aware or not of what most think of her currently, it's likely she doesn't care. She is who she is and is comfortable with that. Celestia uses this as part of a BatmanGambit to show the others why she's still fit to be a teacher. * EyeScream: Took a rather nasty hit to the left eye during the war against the shadows. She didn't lose it and could still see out of it, but wouldn't be able to fully open it for the rest of her life. * EccentricMentor: Shows all the signs of being this when she was younger. Celestia attempts to prove that she's still this, even as her senility becomes less and less of an act. * IWasQuiteALooker: Her damaged left eye is really the only flaw on an otherwise beautiful young mare. * NeverMessWithGranny: Her mind might be mostly gone, but she's still willing to go into battle alongside Celestia and kick massive amounts of pastry butt (with an OffhandBackhand no less). * ScarsAreForever: She received a scar on her left eye during the siege of Canterlot which never fully healed. * RetiredBadass: She aided Princess Celestia to fight off a siege of Canterlot and can still pull off some impressive magic. !!The Sea Beasts -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #9: Spike A group of creatures Spike purchases from a comic book so he can have a pet. Initially very tiny, Spike finds a way to make them grow, but soon get out of hand. * ButNowIMustGo: After Spike teaches them, [[spoiler:they choose to leave to seek further enlightenment in the world.]] * CoolPet: Though it takes some magic growth formula before they started becoming cool. [[spoiler:Sadly, just like Pee Wee, they don't stay very long.]] * UpliftedAnimal: Over the course of the story, they go from tiny specks in an aquarium to intelligent creatures thanks to the various formulas Spike feeds them. !!Kibitz -->''"Let's not call them 'the peasantry', Princess. It's not endearing."'' -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #10: Luna Princess Celestia's Royal Scheduling Advisor that helps Princess Luna keep on track when she takes over for the day. %% * BadAssMustache * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Per [[http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-kids-comics-panel-from-sdcc/ Word Of God]], part of Kibitz's personality is based on [[ProjectRunway Tim Gunn]]. * [[StraightMan Straight Pony]]: Remains steadyfast in his duties no matter how wreckless Luna gets. * SuperOCD: Maybe not as bad as Twilight, but clearly becomes uncomfortable with going off the schedule. At one point, he is forced to leave Luna alone when he realizes he has the wrong color of highlighter for an upcoming meeting. !!Tiberius/Tibbles -->'''Debut:''' Micro Series #10: Luna An opossum that Luna adopts as her pet. !IDW Background Ponies Like the show, the comics have their own stable of incidental characters (fan-favorites from the show still show up, of course). Since the artists draw them individually on the spot instead of pulling them out of a Flash Library, there's actually quite a bit of variety, though most of them are just {{Shout Out}}s. For Sweet[[SpellMyNameWithAnS [= C=]]]ream Scoops, Sugar Grape, Cherry Spices, Barber Groomsby, Tealove, and Bumblesweet, see the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]]. * TheCameo: See every other trope in this entry. * CaptainErsatz: Quite a few of them are Pony versions of characters from... [[ReferenceOverdosed anything and everything]]. ** The first issue gives us Film/TheBluesBrothers from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Thomas Magnum from ''MagnumPI'', Matthew Bennell from ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', and Earl Hickey from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' appear. ** Issue #5 gives us pony versions of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Moon & Sailor Jupiter]] and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Mabel Pines]], the later even gets a name: Maybelle. * CreatorCameo: ** An Earth pony version of artist Andy Price appears, accompanied by a unicorn version of his wife Alice, and by their cats Sam, Spooky, Tabitha, Boris, Bela, and Mina. ** A unicorn version of writer Katie Cook appears, later accompanied by a mule version of her husband Ryan. ** Sibsy's variant cover for the Rainbow Dash issue of the Micro-Series has the OriginalCharacter of her then-coworker on the show Raven Molisee (Snowdrop), as well as her then-current boyfriend (and popular fan-musician) Andy "[=MandoPony=]" Stein. ** Sibsy's OC Wild Fire pops up in the background now and then. * {{Expy}}: See LawyerFriendlyCameo below. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: A Pegasus mare described by artist Andy Price as "a shout-out to original MLP Firefly from the ponies 'established 1982'" appears. The page doesn't show her eye color, but her coat color, mane and tail color, cutie mark, and tail bow all match [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials G1]] [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony Firefly]]'s. If it really is G4 Firefly, this marks her first appearance in a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' work since TheEighties![[note]] Firefly had already appeared in TheNewTens as one of the British Dolly Mixtures toys from G3 and on TheMerch for G1. [[http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu173/Smiley_face127/SuperCuteMLP2.jpg G4 Firefly]] was originally meant to be in the ''Friendship is Magic'' show, but Hasbro had lost the rights to most G1 ponies (except Applejack), and so Firefly was changed into Rainbow Dash.[[/note]] * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Since the bases of the CaptainErsatz ponies mentioned above were played by live-action actors, they're also partly modeled after Creator/DanAykroyd, Main/JohnBelushi, TomSelleck, Donald Sutherland, and Jason Lee, respectively. ** Andy Price's Applejack variant cover for Issue #1, has Vinyl Scratch in the background. In her record collection? "[[Music/TheBeatles The Hoof Beats]]". * RecurringExtra: Andy Price, the massive ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' fan that he is, has made sure to slip in an "Observer" pony in every issue he's worked on thus far. * UnknownCharacter: Everything we know about Applejack's great uncle Honeycrisp is that he was a lumberjack. He was only mentioned once in Issue #3. [[/folder]] [[folder:Novels/Storybooks]] Characters from [[TieInNovel storybooks]]. !!Prismia --> '''Mentioned In:''' ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'' A WickedWitch that used an an amulet to drain the love from the Earth Pony village that adopted Cadance. Cadance confronted and defeated her with ThePowerOfLove. * ArtifactOfDoom: The source of her power was an amulet similar to the Alicorn Amulet. * TheGhost: Is only mentioned in a flashback and does not make any sort of present day appearance in the book. * GreenEyedMonster: She lived alone and was jealous of the nearby earth pony village for the love they had for each other. * HatePlague: Caused one for the earth pony village nearby. %% * WickedWitch !!King Leo --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' Princess Celestia's cousin, ruler of the underwater city of Aquastria from picture book ''Under the Sparkling Sea''. * AllThereInTheManual: The dust jacket of the ''Under The Sparkling Sea'' book mentions that both Princess Celestia and King Leo sit on the "Cosmic Council", but this isn't elaborated on anywhere. * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: King Leo is a Mer-lion. A lion-like head and a fish-like body. How he's related to Celestia isn't known. ** MixAndMatchCritter * StellarName[=/=]PunnyName: I'm sure that given his cousins' connection with certain Luminaries that someone had the WesternZodiac in mind when writing the story. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Allows Rainbow Dash to take Arrow's place after he tears his fin. !!Coral and Arrow --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' A sister and brother pair of seaponies. !!Electra --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' The fastest Mer-Mare in the Sparkling Sea. At first she was cold towards the Equestrian Ponies and Spike, but later on she warmed up to them, especially Rainbow Dash %% * [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Swimming Mer-Mare]] * DefrostingIceQueen: After being saved by [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash from a rockslide, she warms up to her.]] %% * SugarAndIcePersonality !!Nar Wally --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' A bashful Narwhal who lives in the Seagrass beds of Aquastria. he is friends with the sea creatures there and was befriended by Twilight, Spike and Fluttershy. * BigDamnHeroes: He manages to save [[spoiler: Arrow with his horn as the hapless sea pony was about to get sucked into a whirlpool after tearing his fin.]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: He's almost the Aquastrian equivalent of Fluttershy. * ShrinkingViolet: Although he is a bit quicker to come out of his shell. !!Creatures of the Sparkling Sea --> '''Debut:''' ''My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea'' The Sparkling Sea is home to some unusual lifeforms. They [[MixAndMatchCritter resemble a cross between a land animal and a sea animal]]. * BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The Manta-hawks. They serve as transport to the Sparkling Sea. ** GiantFlyer: Of a sort. They're more like giant swimmers. * BunniesForCuteness: Sort of. The Crabbit is a mixture of a rabbit and a crab. * FantasticFoxes: The Fox-fin. * MixAndMatchCritters: Nearly all of the named creatures. Manta-hawks (manta ray and hawk), Crabbits (crab and rabbit), Jellyflies (jellyfish and butterfly) and Star-mice (sea stars and mice). * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The Water-Weasel looks like a weasel with a fish-like body. The Fox-Fin is a fish with a fox-like head. !!Braze --> '''Debut:''' ''Literature/RainbowDashAndTheDaringDoDoubleDare'' Braze is a villainous zebra who tries to steal the Half-Gilded Horseshoe from Rainbow Dash. * AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Evidently, not even zebras are exempt from this. Braze is described as having flame-like red, orange, and yellow stripes as opposed to white and black. * PlayingWithFire: He has pyromantic abilities, and is able to create ropes made of fire. He can also apparently control how hot they are, since he can tie up ponies with said ropes without burning them to death. * PunnyName: His name is [[SignificantAnagram the word "zebra" with its letters rearranged]]. It also sounds similar to "blaze", [[PlayingWithFire befitting of his powers]]. * RedEyesTakeWarning: He has blood-red eyes. !!Charity Sweetmint --> '''Debut:''' ''Literature/RarityAndTheCuriousCaseOfCharity'' A unicorn new to the fashion world who is apprenticing under Rarity's tutelage. Idolized Rarity to the point where she starts to imitate her. * DoesNotLikeSpam: She detests Bedazzle berry tarts, but she hides that fact from Rarity, since Rarity loves them. Rarity is quick to figure this out. * {{Fangirl}}: A huge one of Rarity who takes it too far. * IdenticalStranger: Charity happens to look a lot like Rarity, save for having a mint green mane. Even her cutie mark appears to be very similar to Rarity's (three blue gems shaped like hearts instead of diamonds). It reaches the point where, after dying her mane, she gets mistaken for Rarity when she delivers Rarity's chorus outfits. * IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: She already looks similar to Rarity and is a huge fan, but she takes it further throughout the course of the book, dying her hair and trying to mimic Rarity's speech patterns. * NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Rarity has to give her errands just so she can actually get some breathing room for a change. * TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Inverted. While she loves fashion and, in general, likes many of the same things Rarity does, she also has a tomboyish side, wanting to join Rainbow Dash in a cannon ball contest and wanting to learn how to apple buck from Applejack (and got the hang of it pretty quickly, according to Applejack). However, she tries to hide this side so she can impress Rarity. [[/folder]] [[folder:Magazine Stories]] There have been several short stories & comics found in various little girls' magazines. They all use copy-and-paste stock art and the writing, to put it lightly, is not up to the same standards as the show & IDW comics. Their canonical relevance is debatable and next to nothing, but for the sake of completion here are the characters that appear exclusively in them. !!From ''No Way Too Far'' A stallion appears in one ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''No Way Too Far'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. %% * NoNameGiven * PaletteSwap: He's a recolor of Big [=McIntosh=], to the point of wearing a recolor of Big Mac's horse collar. !!From ''Apple Blooms großes Abenteuer'' Four Pegasi appear in ''Apple Blooms großes Abenteuer'' ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''Apple Bloom's Big Adventure'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. %% * NoNameGiven !!From ''A Bright Idea'' Eight mares appear in one ([[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''A Bright Idea'') from Panini's German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. * CurtainsMatchTheWindow: The Applejack PaletteSwap. %% * NoNameGiven * PaletteSwap: Two of them are recolors of Pinkie Pie and Applejack, respectively. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The unicorn, for [[DependingOnTheArtist the cerise-eyed version]] of [[AllThereInTheScript Lyra Heartstrings]]. !!From ''Les surprises de l'amitié'' Two unicorn mares appear in ''Les surprises de l'amitié''/''Das Überraschungsfest'' from Panini's French and German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazines. %% * CurtainsMatchTheWindow !!Léon A four-year-old cousin of Princess Celestia's (and presumably Princess Luna's) who appears in one from Panini's French ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine. * AmbiguousGender: Appears to be female but has a male name. * ArtisticAge: Is a Rainbow Dash PaletteSwap despite being so young. * NonStandardCharacterDesign: Is the only Alicorn we've seen with visible hooves and is [[AmbiguousGender either]] one of the few female ponies with visible hooves or one of the few male Pegasus unicorns. * PaletteSwap: Of Rainbow Dash with a horn. * UncannyFamilyResemblance: Basically looks like Prince Blueblood as a Pegasus unicorn PaletteSwap of Rainbow Dash. Léon and Blueblood even have the same cutie mark! * WingedUnicorn: He's an alicorn. [[/folder]] ----[[redirect:Characters/FriendshipIsMagicExpandedUniverse]]
8th Aug '14 5:14:12 AM jeez
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Maths, It's easy.
* BigBadDuumvirate: They're collectively the villains of ''Rainbow Rocks'', with Adagio Dazzle as their leader.
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* BigBadDuumvirate: [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]]: They're collectively the villains of ''Rainbow Rocks'', with Adagio Dazzle as their leader.
4th Aug '14 8:29:33 PM AkoSiKuya23
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** Mirror Sombra forces himself into one at the end when he uses the Elements of Harmony to draw out the evil in Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna absorb into himself, forcing him to become similar to the feral King Sombra of the main universe. In turn, the now evil free Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna go through a HeelFaceTurn.
2nd Aug '14 9:54:06 PM SuddenFrost
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Cadance's high school BFFs. See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose.
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Cadance's high school BFFs.[=BFFs=]. See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose.
2nd Aug '14 7:44:08 PM naal2
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* RapunzelHair: Adagio. Of the three, she has the longest hair.
2nd Aug '14 7:42:45 PM naal2
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* BlondesAreEvil: Adagio Dazzle.

* EvilRedhead: Adagio Dazzle.
2nd Aug '14 7:37:57 PM naal2
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* VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZRfxoog0E "Battle of the Bands"]], "Under Our Spell", and maybe more.
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* VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZRfxoog0E "Battle of the Bands"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2TeZXaA8xM "Under Our Spell", Spell",]] and maybe more.
2nd Aug '14 3:01:36 PM naal2
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* MsFanservice: All three of them, but Adagio espcially. Kind of jarring considering the target audience.
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* MsFanservice: All three of them, but Adagio espcially. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Kind of jarring considering the target audience.]]

Whether or not they are meant to be the [[MythologyGag Sea Ponies of earlier generations]], there does exist a race of ponies in the sea. Jewel is one of them, the "treasure" that Hoofbeard seeks.
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Whether or not they are meant to be the [[MythologyGag Sea Ponies of earlier generations]], generations]] is unknown, but there does exist a race of ponies in the sea. Jewel is one of them, the "treasure" that Hoofbeard seeks.
1st Aug '14 4:49:49 PM SuddenFrost
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See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose.
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Cadance's high school BFFs. See the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-Others}} Background Ponies - Others page]] for Lemony Gem[[AdaptationNameChange (s)]] and the [[Characters/{{FriendshipIsMagic-Toyline Exclusive}} Toyline Exclusive page]] for Diamond Rose.
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