History Characters / FriendshipIsMagicFluttershy

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AndreaLibman
->'''As "Flutterguy":''' Blu Mankuma (Season 1, Episode 9, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]]), Alvin Sanders (speaking) and Marcus Mosely (singing) (Season 4, episode 14, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli"]] )

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AndreaLibman
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Creator/AndreaLibman\\
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"Flutterguy":''' Blu Mankuma (Season 1, Episode 9, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]]), "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]"), Alvin Sanders (speaking) and Marcus Mosely (singing) (Season 4, episode 14, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli"]] )"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli Filli Vanilli]]")



* AcrophobicBird: In early episodes Fluttershy was afraid of heights despite having the ability to fly. Said fear of heights also appears in flashbacks to her childhood. Justified, as she's noted in-universe as being a weak flier under normal circumstances (though she's demonstrated that she's actually capable of being much stronger [[BerserkButton when pushed]]).
** Spike {{lampshade| hanging}}s this in "Party of One".

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* AcrophobicBird: In early episodes Fluttershy was afraid of heights despite having the ability to fly. Said fear of heights also appears in flashbacks to her childhood. Justified, as she's noted in-universe as being a weak flier under normal circumstances (though she's demonstrated that she's actually capable of being much stronger [[BerserkButton when pushed]]).
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pushed]]). Spike {{lampshade| hanging}}s {{lampshade|hanging}}s this in "Party of One".



-->'''Rarity:''' ''(exasperated)'' Oh, ''what now?!''\\
'''Fluttershy:''' ''(completely sincere)'' Oh, sorry. I thought the "Open" sign meant you were open, but I must have been mistaken.

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-->'''Rarity:''' ''(exasperated)'' ''[exasperated]'' Oh, ''what now?!''\\
'''Fluttershy:''' ''(completely sincere)'' ''[completely sincere]'' Oh, sorry. I thought the "Open" sign meant you were open, but I must have been mistaken.



** She calms down ''Cerbeus'' when it invades Ponyville by giving it a belly rub. That's right, ''the guardian of the underworld'' is no match for Fluttershy. Granted, Cerbeus is domesticated, but she was also the only pony in town not the least bit terrified of him.

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** She calms down ''Cerbeus'' ''Cerberus'' when it invades Ponyville by giving it a belly rub. That's right, ''the guardian of the underworld'' is no match for Fluttershy. Granted, Cerbeus is domesticated, but she was also the only pony in town not the least bit terrified of him.



-->'''Fluttershy''': Are you ''kidding me''!? I mean, I know you're evil and everything but you'd hurt a teensy, little, harmless firefly!? ''REALLY!?'' Well you're just a great...big...''MEANIE!'' '''THERE! I SAID IT! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK''' '''''YOU'RE''''' '''SO SPECIAL!? LIKE THE RULES OF COMMON COURTESY DON'T APPLY TO YOU!?''' '''''WHY DON'T YOU TRY PICKING ON SOMEPONY YOUR OWN SIZE!?''''' (''[[RoarBeforeBeating unleashes an angry *ROAR*]]'')

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-->'''Fluttershy''': --->'''Fluttershy:''' Are you ''kidding me''!? I mean, I know you're evil and everything but you'd hurt a teensy, little, harmless firefly!? ''REALLY!?'' Well you're just a great...big...great... big... ''MEANIE!'' '''THERE! I SAID IT! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK''' '''''YOU'RE''''' '''SO SPECIAL!? LIKE THE RULES OF COMMON COURTESY DON'T APPLY TO YOU!?''' '''''WHY DON'T YOU TRY PICKING ON SOMEPONY YOUR OWN SIZE!?''''' (''[[RoarBeforeBeating ''[[[RoarBeforeBeating unleashes an angry *ROAR*]]'')*ROAR*]]]''



** The "admirable strength" part of that description was played with hilariously in "Lesson Zero". Twilight tries to see if Fluttershy is having one of her CowardlyLion moments only to find her ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beating the crap out of a bear three times her size and then killing it by snapping its neck]]''. (She was really giving the bear a chiropractic session.) Twilight and the audience no doubt shared a moment of shock.

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** The "admirable strength" part of that description was is played with hilariously in "Lesson Zero". Twilight tries to see if Fluttershy is having one of her CowardlyLion moments only to find her ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beating the crap out of a bear three times her size and then killing it by snapping its neck]]''. (She was really giving the bear a chiropractic session.) Twilight and the audience no doubt shared a moment of shock.



** There's "Magic Duel", which sees her eerily threatening Twilight if one of her spells screws up on any of the Pegasus' animal friends.

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** There's "Magic Duel", which sees her eerily threatening Twilight if one of her spells screws up on any of the Pegasus' Pegasus's animal friends.



** In "Power Ponies", she basically acquires the same power set and trigger as TheIncredibleHulk. Don't make her angry. You wouldn't like her when she's angry.

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** In "Power Ponies", she basically acquires the same power set and trigger as TheIncredibleHulk.the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. Don't make her angry. You wouldn't like her when she's angry.



* CharacterDevelopment: A subtle one but post-Discord corruption and throughout Season 2, she becomes more assertive and willing to get physical. Of note, she did a LimitBreak [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 while dragging a hot-air balloon]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero the bear wrestling sequence]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed shouting loudly and engaged in an off-screen tussle with Twilight]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin dragging Rainbow Dash off to her house]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff and becoming a valid target for]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite RD's cake prank, as well as participating in its retaliation]].

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* CharacterDevelopment: CharacterDevelopment:
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A subtle one but post-Discord corruption and throughout Season 2, she becomes more assertive and willing to get physical. Of note, she did a LimitBreak [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 while dragging a hot-air balloon]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero the bear wrestling sequence]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed shouting loudly and engaged in an off-screen tussle with Twilight]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin dragging Rainbow Dash off to her house]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff and becoming a valid target for]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite RD's cake prank, as well as participating in its retaliation]].



* ChewingTheScenery: Even she has her moments of this. "You're... going to '''''LOVE ME'''''!!!!!"

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* ChewingTheScenery: ChewingTheScenery:
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Even she has her moments of this. "You're... going to '''''LOVE ME'''''!!!!!"



--->Fluttershy/Saddle Rager: "'''THERE! I SAID IT! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE SO SPECIAL?! [[RedEyesTakeWarning LIKE THE RULES OF COMMON COURTESY DON'T APPLY TO YOU?!]] ''WHY DON'T YOU TRY PICKING ON SOMEPONY YOUR OWN SIZE??!!'''"''

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--->Fluttershy/Saddle --->'''Fluttershy/Saddle Rager: "'''THERE! THERE! I SAID IT! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE SO SPECIAL?! [[RedEyesTakeWarning LIKE THE RULES OF COMMON COURTESY DON'T APPLY TO YOU?!]] ''WHY DON'T YOU TRY PICKING ON SOMEPONY YOUR OWN SIZE??!!'''"''SIZE??!!'''''



* CruelToBeKind: A trait learned in season 4, but surprisingly is sticking. She's employed this twice: Firstly, she forced the lazy Breezies out of her cottage for their own good because they would never survive if they stayed in Ponyville. Secondly, fed up with Rainbow Dash's stubbornness to accept that Tank has to hibernate/burmate to survive, she bluntly tells Dash that her winter is going to be "petless", which is the push that Dash needed to finally let go and have a good cry.
-->'''Rarity''': Whatever did you do ''that'' for?!
-->'''Fluttershy''': Because she'll ''never'' get past this until she '''lets it all out.'''

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* CruelToBeKind: A trait learned in season 4, but surprisingly is sticking. She's employed this twice: Firstly, she forced the lazy Breezies out of her cottage for their own good because they would never survive if they stayed in Ponyville. Secondly, fed up with Rainbow Dash's stubbornness to accept that Tank has to hibernate/burmate hibernate/brumate to survive, she bluntly tells Dash that her winter is going to be "petless", which is the push that Dash needed to finally let go and have a good cry.
-->'''Rarity''': -->'''Rarity:''' Whatever did you do ''that'' for?!
-->'''Fluttershy''':
for?!\\
'''Fluttershy:'''
Because she'll ''never'' get past this until she '''lets it all out.'''



-->''"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis You're. going. to]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis LOVE ME!]]'''''"

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-->''"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis --->'''Fluttershy:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You're. going. to]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis LOVE ME!]]'''''"ME!]]'''''



** She will not let "That...big...dumb...MEANIE!!", a.k.a. Discord, win [[spoiler:, even if it means having to outfly Rainbow Dash (who from what we've seen so far is the fastest flyer in the country) while towing two other ponies in a hot-air balloon.]]

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** She will not let "That...big...dumb... big... dumb... MEANIE!!", a.k.a. Discord, win [[spoiler:, even if it means having to outfly Rainbow Dash (who from what we've seen so far is the fastest flyer in the country) while towing two other ponies in a hot-air balloon.]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''(breathes in heavily)'' [--Yayyy.--]

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''(breathes ''[breathes in heavily)'' heavily]'' [--Yayyy.--]



** Her micro comic also shows her to be very artistic, creating fabric sculptures with deep meaning behind them. Occasionally when talking about other technical subjects Fluttershy has a tendency to launch into very pretentious SesquipedalianLoquaciousness filled explanations, complete with snobbish expressions and a upturned nose. She displays no signs of this anywhere else.
** Spends most of Season 1 having her flying capabilities made out to be of poor compared to most other Pegasus Ponies. Then in the second part of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]", we find out [[spoiler:she's able to come close to matching Rainbow Dash in speed when she has to. While Rainbow Dash was carrying two dead weight ponies, she was towing two deadweight ponies ''and'' a hot air balloon...imagine her speed '''unladen'''. Though admittedly it may have been a lot easier to tow the balloon than Dash dragging ponies that were actively trying to stop her from moving.]]

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** Her micro comic also shows her to be very artistic, creating fabric sculptures with deep meaning behind them. Occasionally when talking about other technical subjects Fluttershy has a tendency to launch into very pretentious SesquipedalianLoquaciousness filled SesquipedalianLoquaciousness-filled explanations, complete with snobbish expressions and a upturned nose. She displays no signs of this anywhere else.
** Spends most of Season 1 having her flying capabilities made out to be of poor compared to most other Pegasus Ponies. Then in the second part of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]", we find out [[spoiler:she's able to come close to matching Rainbow Dash in speed when she has to. While Rainbow Dash was carrying two dead weight ponies, she was towing two deadweight dead weight ponies ''and'' a hot air balloon...balloon... imagine her speed '''unladen'''. Though admittedly it may have been a lot easier to tow the balloon than Dash dragging ponies that were actively trying to stop her from moving.]]



** Season 5 offers evidence that Fluttershy enjoys reading. Since the first season it's been shown that a wall on her cottage has a bookshelf. Many of those books are probably about animals, as she uses one to explain to Rainbow Dash that Tank needs to hibernate in "Tank For The Memories". In "Scare Master", her plans for Nightmare Night involved lots of books. The "uninvited guests" shown in that same episode suggest she reads manga too. In "The Hooffields and Mccolts" she is shown having book club with her animal friends, where they read a pony version of Literature/WutheringHeights and discuss its plot. Back in season 1, she is shown reading a fashion magazine at the spa in "Green Isn't Your Color", which might be how she learned about sewing in the first place.

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** Season 5 offers evidence that Fluttershy enjoys reading. Since the first season it's been shown that a wall on her cottage has a bookshelf. Many of those books are probably about animals, as she uses one to explain to Rainbow Dash that Tank needs to hibernate in "Tank For The for the Memories". In "Scare Master", her plans for Nightmare Night involved lots of books. The "uninvited guests" shown in that same episode suggest she reads manga too. In "The Hooffields and Mccolts" [=McColts=]" she is shown having a book club with her animal friends, where they read a pony version of Literature/WutheringHeights ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and discuss its plot. Back in season 1, she is shown reading a fashion magazine at the spa in "Green Isn't Your Color", which might be how she learned about sewing in the first place.



* HonorBeforeReason: Averted in "Keep Calm And Flutter On", when Fluttershy refuses to use her Element of Harmony to stop Discord from ruining Sweet Apple Acres because she [[IGaveMyWord promised she wouldn't use it against him beforehand]], even though she's genuinely mad at him for breaking his promise to fix everything. [[spoiler: This action is a key point considering that it allows Discord to see that Fluttershy's friendship was something worth keeping and chooses to fix Sweet Apple Acres of his own accord.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the two-parter episode, "The Return Of Harmony", [[spoiler:she is the only one who doesn't fall to Discord's attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break her by talking]]. A frustrated Discord finally resorts to "brute force" {{Brainwashing}}.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Similar to Pinkie, Fluttershy almost never means harm, but some of her polite remarks can come out cynical or belittling in a particular light, especially due to her occasionally poor social skills.
** Her everyone-will-be-watching speech to Rainbow Dash in "Sonic Rainboom" was partially what drove Rainbow Dash into a panic attack complete with TroubledFetalPosition.
* IronicFear: She's afraid of… a lot of things, but since she's a Pegasus, the one that fits here is her fear of heights.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Averted in "Keep Calm And and Flutter On", when Fluttershy refuses to use her Element of Harmony to stop Discord from ruining Sweet Apple Acres because she [[IGaveMyWord promised she wouldn't use it against him beforehand]], even though she's genuinely mad at him for breaking his promise to fix everything. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This action is a key point considering that it allows Discord to see that Fluttershy's friendship was something worth keeping and chooses to fix Sweet Apple Acres of his own accord.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the two-parter episode, episode "The Return Of Harmony", [[spoiler:she is the only one who doesn't fall to Discord's attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break her by talking]]. A frustrated Discord finally resorts to "brute force" {{Brainwashing}}.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Similar to Pinkie, Fluttershy almost never means harm, but some of her polite remarks can come out cynical or belittling in a particular light, especially due to her occasionally poor social skills.
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skills. Her everyone-will-be-watching speech to Rainbow Dash in "Sonic Rainboom" was is partially what drove drives Rainbow Dash into a panic attack complete with TroubledFetalPosition.
* IronicFear: She's afraid of… of... a lot of things, but since she's a Pegasus, the one that fits here is her fear of heights.



* KarmicProtection: Like Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy's shyness tends to excuse her from her more Jerkass moments, although it doesn't always apply. Granted the fact she is a ButtMonkey in every other area makes it excuseable.
* KindheartedCatLover: It comes with the territory considering that she's a FriendToAllLivingThings. Rarity's cat Opal would agree.
** Lampshaded by Rarity, to whom Opal has not taken a liking.
--->"Well, you should have a picture of Opal as a cutie mark instead of those butterflies."

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* KarmicProtection: Like Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy's shyness tends to excuse her from her more Jerkass moments, although it doesn't always apply. Granted the fact she is a ButtMonkey in every other area makes it excuseable.
excusable.
* KindheartedCatLover: It comes with the territory considering that she's a FriendToAllLivingThings. Rarity's cat Opal would agree.
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agree. Lampshaded by Rarity, to whom Opal has not taken a liking.
--->"Well, -->'''Rarity:''' Well, you should have a picture of Opal as a cutie mark instead of those butterflies."



** In "Dragonshy"see her confrontation with the dragon and In "The Stare Master" when her talking down the cockatrice.
** In "The Return of Harmony - Part 2" See the change from "I just can't go any faster ''(tears)''" to "I won't let that big meanie win! ''(zoom)''"
** In "A Dog and Pony Show" she throws off the attacking Dig Dogs just as effectively as the others and in "Princess Twilight Sparkle" she pulls off some surprising aerial agility to outmaneuver some dangerous plants.

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** In "Dragonshy"see "Dragonshy", see her confrontation with the dragon dragon, and In in "The Stare Master" when her talking down the cockatrice.
** In "The Return of Harmony - Part 2" See 2", see the change from "I just can't go any faster ''(tears)''" to "I won't let that big meanie win! ''(zoom)''"
** In "A Dog and Pony Show" Show", she throws off the attacking Dig Dogs just as effectively as the others and in "Princess Twilight Sparkle" she pulls off some surprising aerial agility to outmaneuver some dangerous plants.



** Also towards her friends. She's willing to stand up to a full grown dragon (which [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes she has justified fear of]]) when it hurt her friends.
* TheMatchmaker: Of a not-romantic type. One of the few things that will elicit an enthusiastic and energetic response from her is that you want a pet. When Rainbow Dash suggested she ''might eventually'' want a pet, Fluttershy proceeded to ''drag'' Dash off to her cottage so she could introduce her to the various and sundry animals she's caring for at the moment.
* MsFanservice: Yes, really. For some reason, the writers/animators appear to see her as a chance to employ subtle, BettyBoop -esque innuendo, particularly in "The Super-Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" and "Hurricane Fluttershy".

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** Also towards her friends. She's willing to stand up to a full grown full-grown dragon (which [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes she has justified fear of]]) when it hurt her friends.
* TheMatchmaker: Of a not-romantic type. One of the few things that will elicit an enthusiastic and energetic response from her is that you want a pet. When Rainbow Dash suggested suggests she ''might eventually'' want a pet, Fluttershy proceeded proceeds to ''drag'' Dash off to her cottage so she could can introduce her to the various and sundry animals she's caring for at the moment.
* MsFanservice: Yes, really. For some reason, the writers/animators appear to see her as a chance to employ subtle, BettyBoop -esque WesternAnimation/BettyBoop-esque innuendo, particularly in "The Super-Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" and "Hurricane Fluttershy".



* NiceGuy: While still not ''completely'' immune to JerkassBall moments, she is the most consistently sweet natured of the mane cast.
* NotAfraidToDie:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome She defeats a cockatrice as it's actively turning her to stone to save the Cutie Mark Crusaders.]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: While she is the most incorruptably nice pony of the lot, she can't be perfect and does have [[JerkassBall occasional moments of weakness]] that are neither from pressure or enforced acts against character (she shares the other ponies' initial hostility to Zecora for example, and also [[spoiler:is one of the culprits in eating the Cakes entry for the National Dessert Competition]]). In most cases she is apologetic afterwards.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Fluttershy confuses meanness with assertiveness in Putting Your Hoof Down, one of the first sign she's about to go off the rails (compared to previous cases of assertiveness/meanness where it was justified) is that she starts using her wings more often at ground level. Usually Fluttershy only flew either because she really needed to or because Rainbow Dash had conscripted her.
** During "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", Fluttershy is so fed up with her slacker brother Zephyr's behavior that she is totally blunt and snarky with him from the start, and doesn't accept any of his excusesto weasel out of work. She even tells Rainbow that she's "peeved" (considered a big swear word in Equestrian culture) with Zephyr.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: She turned into a fruit-vampire in, "Bats," and also she didn't become 100% pony again, so there's a little fruit-vampire in her.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Spelled out in full in "Hurricane Fluttershy" - She can show great flying if it's an emergency, but put her in front of an audience, and she can barely fly. It has to do with her being bullied as a filly.

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* NiceGuy: While still not ''completely'' immune to JerkassBall moments, she is the most consistently sweet natured sweet-natured of the mane cast.
* NotAfraidToDie:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome NotAfraidToDie: [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome She defeats a cockatrice as it's actively turning her to stone to save the Cutie Mark Crusaders.]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: While she is the most incorruptably incorruptibly nice pony of the lot, she can't be perfect and does have [[JerkassBall occasional moments of weakness]] that are neither either from pressure or enforced acts against character (she shares the other ponies' initial hostility to Zecora for example, and also [[spoiler:is one of the culprits in eating the Cakes entry for the National Dessert Competition]]). In most cases she is apologetic afterwards.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
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When Fluttershy confuses meanness with assertiveness in Putting "Putting Your Hoof Down, Down", one of the first sign she's about to go off the rails (compared to previous cases of assertiveness/meanness where it was justified) is that she starts using her wings more often at ground level. Usually Fluttershy only flew flies either because she really needed needs to or because Rainbow Dash had has conscripted her.
** During "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", Fluttershy is so fed up with her slacker brother Zephyr's behavior that she is totally blunt and snarky with him from the start, and doesn't accept any of his excusesto excuses to weasel out of work. She even tells Rainbow that she's "peeved" (considered a big swear word in Equestrian culture) with Zephyr.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: She turned into a fruit-vampire in, "Bats," in "Bats!", and also she didn't become 100% pony again, so there's a little fruit-vampire in her.
* PerformanceAnxiety: PerformanceAnxiety:
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Spelled out in full in "Hurricane Fluttershy" - -- She can show great flying if it's an emergency, but put her in front of an audience, and she can barely fly. It has to do with her being bullied as a filly.



** Fluttershy is so terrified in "Dragonshy" that she initially forgets that she can fly instead of climb...and then after an ill-timed snore from the dragon, she is so scared her wings totally lock up, rendering her unable to fly.

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** Fluttershy is so terrified in "Dragonshy" that she initially forgets that she can fly instead of climb... and then after an ill-timed snore from the dragon, she is so scared her wings totally lock up, rendering her unable to fly.



* ShrinkingViolet: In the pilot she was so shy she couldn't introduce herself to Twilight. Instead she looked downcast, stepped backwards and whispered almost incoherently. Again, [[CharacterDevelopment she's growing out of it]].

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* ShrinkingViolet: In the pilot she was is so shy she couldn't can't introduce herself to Twilight. Instead she looked looks downcast, stepped steps backwards and whispered whispers almost incoherently. Again, [[CharacterDevelopment she's growing out of it]].



* TechnicalPacifist: Even though she's very polite and kind, she still smashes Mane-iac's hairdryer weapon to bits in Power Ponies, cementing her as this trope.
* TenderTears: As a nurturer and caregiver, this is practically a given. In "Tanks For the Memories", she's the first one to weep for her friend Rainbow Dash when the latter gets a second wind of InelegantBlubbering.
* ThisMeansWar: When she gets mad ''at'' someone, you know they've crossed the line and [[BewareTheNiceOnes are in trouble now]].
** Taken UpToEleven in "Putting Your Hoof Down", when she makes a vendetta out of the smallest things, such as the mailman accidentally mixing up her mail with someone else's.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Even though she's very polite and kind, she still smashes Mane-iac's hairdryer weapon to bits in Power Ponies, "Power Ponies", cementing her as this trope.
* TenderTears: As a nurturer and caregiver, this is practically a given. In "Tanks For for the Memories", she's the first one to weep for her friend Rainbow Dash when the latter gets a second wind of InelegantBlubbering.
* ThisMeansWar: When she gets mad ''at'' someone, you know they've crossed the line and [[BewareTheNiceOnes are in trouble now]].
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now]]. Taken UpToEleven in "Putting Your Hoof Down", when she makes a vendetta out of the smallest things, such as the mailman accidentally mixing up her mail with someone else's.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Rainbow Dash. She's been shown on occasion to do things she normally wouldn't even consider doing just for the sake of Rainbow Dash's happiness, like competing in a national athletics competition or even taking an extended stay away from Ponyville just so Rainbow Dash can complete her Daring Do collection.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Rainbow Dash. She's been shown on occasion to do things she normally wouldn't even consider doing just for the sake of Rainbow Dash's happiness, like competing in a national athletics competition or even taking an extended stay away from Ponyville just so Rainbow Dash can complete her Daring Do ''Daring Do'' collection.



** In "The Best Night Ever", she threw temper tantrums when the animals refuse to talk to her and then came the stampede in the palace as the animals ran away from her. She screams out that they're going to love her.
** In "Putting Your Hoof Down" she'd had enough of her neighbors unfair treatment and went to town on them.

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** In "The Best Night Ever", she threw throws temper tantrums when the animals refuse to talk to her and then came comes the stampede in the palace as the animals ran run away from her. She screams out that they're going to love her.
** In "Putting Your Hoof Down" she'd she's had enough of her neighbors unfair treatment and went goes to town on them.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She isn't scared of young dragons like Spike, but is terrified of adult dragons. [[JustifiedTrope Someone who is NOT afarid of colossal, territorial, fire-breathing winged lizard whose species isn't known for being friendly towards other species]] would be called a FearlessFool.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She isn't scared of young dragons like Spike, but is terrified of adult dragons. [[JustifiedTrope Someone who is NOT afarid afraid of colossal, territorial, fire-breathing winged lizard whose species isn't known for being friendly towards other species]] would be called a FearlessFool.



* InnocentBlueEyes: The most kind hearted and caring and yes, innocent, of the Mane Six.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: The most kind hearted kindhearted and caring and yes, innocent, of the Mane Six.



** She is the only one of the Mane 6 - and pretty much of all pony characters on the show - with a unique, TaremeEyes design. When startled enough they widen into standard eyes however.

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** She is the only one of the Mane 6 - Six -- and pretty much of all pony characters on the show - -- with a unique, TaremeEyes design. When startled enough they widen into standard eyes however.



* OlderThanTheyLook: In the fifth episode, she reveals that she is a year older than Pinkie Pie but her sweet and innocent nature makes her appear a lot younger than most other ponies. See NonStandardCharacterDesign above for her filly appearance that coincides with this.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: In the fifth episode, she reveals that she is a year older than Pinkie Pie Pie, but her sweet and innocent nature makes her appear a lot younger than most other ponies. See NonStandardCharacterDesign above for her filly appearance that coincides with this.



* TheBeastmaster: She doesn't use it for combat; mostly organization, but when somepony was in danger she commanded a dragon and a cockatrice to concede and pacified Cerberus by giving him a belly rub.

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* TheBeastmaster: She doesn't use it for combat; combat, mostly organization, but when somepony was is in danger she commanded commands a dragon and a cockatrice to concede and pacified pacifies Cerberus by giving him a belly rub.



* FluffyTamer: Forget Fluffy[[note]]The giant three-headed dog from ''Franchise/HarryPotter''[[/note]], Fluttershy had the ''original Cerberus, guardian of The Underworld itself'', rolling over to have his tummy rubbed in seconds. In the episode ''Trade Ya!'' she tames his brother Orthrus. If there's a rule, it might be that she likes and can tame mammalian monsters but not reptilian.

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* FluffyTamer: Forget Fluffy[[note]]The giant three-headed dog from ''Franchise/HarryPotter''[[/note]], Fluttershy had has the ''original Cerberus, guardian of The Underworld itself'', rolling over to have his tummy rubbed in seconds. In the episode ''Trade Ya!'' "Trade Ya!" she tames his brother Orthrus. If there's a rule, it might be that she likes and can tame mammalian monsters but not reptilian.



** In "Putting Your Hoof Down", she kicks over a pair of carts driven by some rude ponies because they were blocking her way. Many fans were quick to point out how she could have just flown over them but this would defeat the 'be assertive' point of the episode. Flying over them is something ''Old Fluttershy'' would do.

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** In "Putting Your Hoof Down", she kicks over a pair of carts driven by some rude ponies because they were blocking her way. Many fans were quick to point out how she could have just flown over them but this would defeat the 'be assertive' "be assertive" point of the episode. Flying over them is something ''Old Fluttershy'' would do.



** {{Lampshaded}} in "Wonderbolt Academy", when she, along with the other Mane cast, are rescued from a mid-air fall by the pegasi cadets, she realizes that she could have flown and sheepishly blushes to her rescuer.
* GuileHero: In "Keep Calm and Flutter On," she manages to manipulate [[PhysicalGod Dis]][[GodOfEvil cord]] into reforming.
** In "The Cutie Map" she manages to [[spoiler:be an effective FakeDefector for the Mane Six, uncover the information needed to defeat Starlight, and come up with an effective plan to arrange her EngineeredPublicConfession]], all while separated from the rest of the mane six.

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** {{Lampshaded}} in "Wonderbolt Academy", when she, along with the other Mane cast, are rescued from a mid-air fall by the pegasi pegasus cadets, she realizes that she could have flown and sheepishly blushes to her rescuer.
* GuileHero: GuileHero:
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In "Keep Calm and Flutter On," On", she manages to manipulate [[PhysicalGod Dis]][[GodOfEvil cord]] into reforming.
** In "The Cutie Map" she manages to [[spoiler:be an effective FakeDefector for the Mane Six, uncover the information needed to defeat Starlight, and come up with an effective plan to arrange her EngineeredPublicConfession]], all while separated from the rest of the mane six.Mane Six.



* HypnoticEyes: Combined with elements of DeathGlare. Yeah; you read that right. After three seasons the ''only'' creature that is ''not'' terrified out of their mind by "The Stare" is ''[[MadGod Discord]]'' (though it can still affect him). From unruly chickens to rude dragons, no one else can withstand it, and its victims are left in a very compliant state.
** There may be power behind this beyond just her stare and choice of words: in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]" she harvests all the apples from one tree just by staring at it and, when staring down the cockatrice, brought the rate of petrification (which is normally instantaneous, as shown when the chicken was petrified right before) to a crawl, before stopping it entirely.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYA7t5Wx56Y Fan depictions]] of "The Stare" tend to be legitimately terrifying.
* LikeADuckTakesToWater: In "Buckball Season" she proves to be a very talented goalie despite never playing the game before. It's implied that the strength and dexterity of her PrehensileTail plays a big part in this. Zigzagged in that while she is a natural at the game itself, she does ''not'' take well to the pressure of representing her entire town.

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* HypnoticEyes: Combined with elements of DeathGlare. Yeah; you read that right. After three seasons the ''only'' creature that is ''not'' terrified out of their mind by "The Stare" is ''[[MadGod Discord]]'' (though it can still affect him). From unruly chickens to rude dragons, no one else can withstand it, and its victims are left in a very compliant state. \n** There may be power behind this beyond just her stare and choice of words: in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]" she harvests all the apples from one tree just by staring at it and, when staring down the cockatrice, brought the rate of petrification (which is normally instantaneous, as shown when the chicken was petrified right before) to a crawl, before stopping it entirely.
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entirely. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYA7t5Wx56Y Fan depictions]] of "The Stare" tend to be legitimately terrifying.
* LikeADuckTakesToWater: In "Buckball Season" Season", she proves to be a very talented goalie despite never playing the game before. It's implied that the strength and dexterity of her PrehensileTail plays a big part in this. Zigzagged in that while she is a natural at the game itself, she does ''not'' take well to the pressure of representing her entire town.



* NotSoWeak: Fluttershy is an adorable, cute little Pegasus who is ''literally'' afraid of her own shadow. However, despite what Discord and ''herself'' think, Fluttershy is a ''lot'' tougher than she looks, especially if you hurt her friends.
** This is also the given reason why the Nightmare Force thinks she would make a terrible host.
** While she doesn't consider herself much of a flier and has terrible performance anxiety, if properly motivated, she's more than capable of keeping up with Rainbow Dash.

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* NotSoWeak: Fluttershy is an adorable, cute little Pegasus who is ''literally'' afraid of her own shadow. However, despite what Discord and ''herself'' think, Fluttershy is a ''lot'' tougher than she looks, especially if you hurt her friends.
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friends. This is also the given reason why the Nightmare Force thinks she would make a terrible host.
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host. While she doesn't consider herself much of a flier and has terrible performance anxiety, if properly motivated, she's more than capable of keeping up with Rainbow Dash.



* PrehensileTail: During "May The Best Pet Win", it's shown that her tail is strong enough for Angel to ride on it.

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* PrehensileTail: PrehensileTail:
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During "May The Best Pet Win", it's shown that her tail is strong enough for Angel to ride on it.



** The extra range also makes her an ''incredible'' goalie in "Buckball Season."

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** The extra range also makes her an ''incredible'' goalie in "Buckball Season."Season".



* StealthExpert: Due to how naturally quiet she is, there have been a few times that she was the one chosen to do on a stealth mission (to defeat Trixie with the Alicorn Amulet, and later [[spoiler:to bring down Starlight Glimmer]]. Both time she succeeds with flying colors.
* SuperSpeed‎: ''Rarely'' exhibited, but Fluttershy has been shown to be capable of keeping up with Rainbow Dash, most notably in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony Part 2]]''.

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* StealthExpert: Due to how naturally quiet she is, there have been a few times that where she was is the one chosen to do on a stealth mission (to defeat Trixie with the Alicorn Amulet, and later [[spoiler:to bring down Starlight Glimmer]].Glimmer]]). Both time she succeeds with flying colors.
* SuperSpeed‎: SuperSpeed: ''Rarely'' exhibited, but Fluttershy has been shown to be capable of keeping up with Rainbow Dash, most notably in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony Part 2]]''.2]]".



* ABoyAndHisX: In this case, A Mare And Her Bunny. Fluttershy is sometimes seen with Angel Bunny.



* ChildhoodFriends: With Rainbow Dash. Most of their closeness as adults comes from being pegasi and Cloudsdale natives, but as children, it's unclear whether they even knew each other's names.

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* ABoyAndHisX: In this case, a Mare and Her Bunny. Fluttershy is regularly seen with Angel Bunny.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Rainbow Dash. Most of their closeness as adults comes from being pegasi and Cloudsdale natives, but as children, it's unclear whether they even knew each other's names.were already together around the age for flight camp. "Flutter Brutter" also shows Rainbow Dash to be familiar with Fluttershy's family.



* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: She only rarely interacts with Applejack. The only episode that features her and Applejack extensively is [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats "Bats!"]], where they spend most of the story being antagonists, with Fluttershy acting as an environmentalist trying to change Applejack's pest control methods.
* TheLoad:

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: She only rarely interacts with Applejack. The only One rare episode that features her and Applejack extensively is [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats "Bats!"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]]", where they spend most of the story being antagonists, with Fluttershy acting as an environmentalist trying to change Applejack's pest control methods.
methods. They finally have a Cutie Map mission together in "Viva Las Pegasus".
* TheLoad: TheLoad:



* MoralityChain: The best way to describe her relationship with Discord. If "Princess Twilight" is any indication, she's the most able to reel him in and keep him on task when he threatens to go too far.



* MoralityChain: The best way to describe her relationship with Discord. If "Princess Twilight" is any indication, she's the most able to reel him in and keep him on task when he threatens to go too far.



* RedOniBlueOni: Fluttershy's quiet, timid personality makes her Blue Oni to all of her friends except Twilight

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* RedOniBlueOni: Fluttershy's quiet, timid personality makes her Blue Oni to all of her friends except Twilight Twilight.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to her old friend Rainbow Dash's {{tomboy}}. This dynamic is best exemplified in "May The Best Pet Win" where Rainbow Dash explicitly states that she wants something that's cool and fast, but Fluttershy initially keeps suggesting creatures that are, as she herself puts it, "cutesy-wutesy."

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to her old friend Rainbow Dash's {{tomboy}}. This dynamic is best exemplified in "May The the Best Pet Win" where Rainbow Dash explicitly states that she wants something that's cool and fast, but Fluttershy initially keeps suggesting creatures that are, as she herself puts it, "cutesy-wutesy."



* DemotedToExtra: Hit by this hard in Season 5 where she spoke and appeared the least compared to the rest of the Mane 6. She would only get two episodes centered around her (one of which was shared with Twilight) and both of them didn't occur until well over halfway into the season.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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Hit by this hard in Season 5 where she spoke speaks and appeared the least compared to the rest of the Mane 6.Six. She would only get two episodes centered around her (one of which was shared with Twilight) and both of them didn't occur until well over halfway into the season.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Much to her dismay in "Green Isn't Your Color" she has a lot of female fans.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Much to her dismay dismay, in "Green Isn't Your Color" she has a lot of female fans.



* GoYeHeroesGoAndDie: Tends to draw these, either as the sender or recipient. In "Sonic Rainboom," for example, while trying to help Rainbow get over her PerformanceAnxiety, she manages to put her in a full on breakdown, and in "Green isn't Your Color," Photo Finish gives her a speech like this simply to draw out her moe side, not caring that she was making Fluttershy miserable.
* ImmuneToMindControl: In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return of Harmony Part 1", [[BigBad Discord]] hypnotises the Mane characters into acting contrary to their Elements of Harmony by taking advantage of their weaknesses (e.g. showing Applejack, the Element of Honesty, a future she can't believe and claiming it's the truth, making Pinkie Pie (element of laughter) think her friends are laughing ''at'' her rather than ''with'' her). However, [[Main/ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] is the only one who doesn't fall for his tricks. It is then subverted in that she is hypnotised by brute force by Discord.

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* GoYeHeroesGoAndDie: Tends to draw these, either as the sender or recipient. In "Sonic Rainboom," Rainboom", for example, while trying to help Rainbow get over her PerformanceAnxiety, she manages to put her in a full on breakdown, and in "Green isn't Isn't Your Color," Photo Finish gives her a speech like this simply to draw out her moe side, not caring that she was making Fluttershy miserable.
* ImmuneToMindControl: In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return of Harmony Part 1", [[BigBad Discord]] hypnotises the Mane characters into acting contrary to their Elements of Harmony by taking advantage of their weaknesses (e.g. showing Applejack, the Element of Honesty, a future she can't believe and claiming it's the truth, making Pinkie Pie (element of laughter) think her friends are laughing ''at'' her rather than ''with'' her). However, [[Main/ShrinkingViolet [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] is the only one who doesn't fall for his tricks. It is then subverted in that she is hypnotised by brute force by Discord.



* {{Moe}}: In-universe example. Photo Finish's entire campaign involves emphasizing this one aspect of Fluttershy.
** In the Japanese dub Photo Finish calls her such at one point.

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* {{Moe}}: In-universe example. Photo Finish's entire campaign involves emphasizing this one aspect of Fluttershy.
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Fluttershy. In the Japanese dub Photo Finish calls her such at one point.



** "THAT...BIG...DUMB...''MEANIE!!!''"
** "I....SAID...NO!!!"
** "I'm Not...YOUR...FRIEND!!!"
** "Are....you.... KIDDING ME?!!!"
* {{Squee}}: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Done adorably]] in "The Stare Master".

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** "THAT...BIG...DUMB... BIG... DUMB... ''MEANIE!!!''"
** "I....SAID..."I... SAID... NO!!!"
** "I'm Not...YOUR... YOUR... FRIEND!!!"
** "Are....you...."Are... you... KIDDING ME?!!!"
* {{Squee}}: {{Squee}}:
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[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Done adorably]] in "The Stare Master".



* TheVoiceless: A small handful of episodes (so far, "Ponyville Confidential" and "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2" have her appear prominently, but act even quieter than usual (which is saying a ''lot''). There are even spots where you can tell she was ''supposed'' to have lines, but where she says nothing - the Pinkie voice must put a serious strain on Andrea.

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* TheVoiceless: A small handful of episodes (so far, "Ponyville Confidential" and "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2" have her appear prominently, but act even quieter than usual (which is saying a ''lot''). There are even spots where you can tell she was is ''supposed'' to have lines, but where she says nothing - -- the Pinkie voice must put a serious strain on Andrea.



* WaifProphet: Shows a bit of this in her conversion of [[spoiler: Discord]], when she reveals that she understood from the start that he was trying to trick her, but instead got the upper hand by employing her Element (Kindness) as a weapon.

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* WaifProphet: Shows a bit of this in her conversion of [[spoiler: Discord]], [[spoiler:Discord]], when she reveals that she understood from the start that he was trying to trick her, but instead got the upper hand by employing her Element (Kindness) as a weapon.



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* TookALevelInBadass: She seems to take one with each episode she features in.
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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: In "Buckball Season" she proves to be a very talented goalie despite never playing the game before. It's implied that the strength and dexterity of her PrehensileTail plays a big part in this.

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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: In "Buckball Season" she proves to be a very talented goalie despite never playing the game before. It's implied that the strength and dexterity of her PrehensileTail plays a big part in this. Zigzagged in that while she is a natural at the game itself, she does ''not'' take well to the pressure of representing her entire town.
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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: In "Buckball Season" she proves to be a very talented goalie despite never playing the game before. It's implied that the strength and dexterity of her PrehensileTail plays a big part in this.


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** The extra range also makes her an ''incredible'' goalie in "Buckball Season."
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* YamatoNadeshiko: Quiet, nurturing, and dainty
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[[caption-width-right:220:Don't stare too long, [[TastesLikeDiabetes you may die from cuteness]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:220:Don't stare too long, [[TastesLikeDiabetes [[SweetDreamsFuel you may die from cuteness]].]]
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* YamatoNadeshiko: Quiet, nurturing, and dainty
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* RedOniBlueOni: Fluttershy's quiet, timid personality makes her 100% Blue Oni to all five of her friends.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Fluttershy's quiet, timid personality makes her 100% Blue Oni to all five of her friends.friends except Twilight
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** During "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", Fluttershy is so fed up with her slacker brother Zephyr's behavior that she is totally blunt and snarky with him from the start, and doesn't accept any of his excusesto weasel out of work. She even tells Rainbow that she's "peeved" (considered a big swear word in Equestrian culture) with Zephyr.
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*** The same lesson is applied when her brother moves in with her. She asserts her dominance over him right from the get-go, although it's implied that she's always been like that to him.

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*** The same lesson is applied when ** Subverted in the case of her brother moves in with her. She asserts brother. You would think that asserting her dominance over him right from the get-go, although is a result of CharacterDevelopment, but it's implied actually stated that she's always been like that assertive to him.him and has never taken any of his crap.
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