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Just because the Mane Six are TrueCompanions doesn't mean they don't have family that love them dearly. Quite a few direct family members have appeared in supporting roles or cameos.

Return to the character index [[Characters/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic here]].

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!The Apple Family

The clan which Applejack belongs to. A huge herd that works several apple farms all across Equestria.

See [[{{Characters/FriendshipIsMagic-TheCutieMarkCrusaders}} The Cutie Mark Crusaders]] for Apple Bloom, Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=]'s younger sister.

[[folder:Shared Family Tropes]]
* AmericanAccents: All of them have Southern Drawls, to varying degrees. The exception would be the distantly-related Manehatten branch; the Oranges speak in a posh "Hamptons" accent and Babs Seed talks like she's from the Bronx.
* BadassFamily: The main Apples for sure as well as their Appleloosa relatives.
* TheClan: Applejack's family is ''HUGE''. All of them work in apple farms and they work together to maintain their family business. In special occasions they gather together in one of these farms to assist the local Apple family prepare for a celebration. In the first episode's case: The Summer Sun Celebration. In Season 3, it's a family reunion, which takes place once every hundred moons.
* GoodOldWays[=/=]LuddWasRight: They prefer to make cider using simpler machines as opposed to the Flim-Flams' more powerful cider maker.
* SiblingTeam: Applejack and her siblings often do the farm's chores in pairs, or all together as a team for harder, more exhausting stuff.
* ThemeNaming: Almost all of their names are somehow related to apples or foods made from apples.
* [[IAmSong We Are Song]]: The episode "Pinkie Apple Pie" features "Apples to the Core", where Applejack and her family sings about what a tightly knit unit they are, no matter what may come around to tear them apart.
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[[folder:Big [=McIntosh=]]]
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[[caption-width-right:204:"[[Administrivia/BrevityIsWit Eeyup]]."]]
->''"But still only one pony, and one pony plus hundreds of apple trees just doesn't add up."''

-->'''Debut:''' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, part 1" ("Mare in the Moon")]]

-->'''Voiced by:''' Peter New

Big [=McIntosh=] is Applejack's older brother, a red earth pony with an orange mane and freckles. While most of the Apple clan live scattered around Equestria, he stays at Sweet Apple Acres with his sisters and Granny Smith.

* {{Adorkable}}: As [[TastesLikeDiabetes cavity inducing as it is]], love struck Big [=McIntosh=] ''is'' pretty adorable.
** Human Big Mac has some pretty cute dancing skills; you can see them in the final crowd shot during the "Helping Twilight Get the Crown" song.
* AscendedExtra: Although he was a named recurring character from the very beginning, he never did much. Season 2 saw a large increase in his screentime to the point where he even got an episode centered around him (and Cheerilee). And he ''spoke''.
* AudienceSurrogate: At the end of Lesson Zero, he gladly ran off with the Smartypants doll despite not being hypnotized. [[PeripheryDemographic An adult male happily owning a toy intended for little girls. Sound familiar?]]
* {{Badass}}: See CharlesAtlasSuperpower below and also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_GaNrTkcM this]].
** BadassBaritone: He has a very deep voice. He also knows how to use it as the Ponytones' bass.
* BerserkButton: Never, ever disrespect him or his relatives, even if you're related to him. Apple Bloom and her friends learned this the hard way in "Ponyville Confidential" when Big Mac discovers that the Cutie Mark Crusaders are Gabby Gums.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and strongest in the Apple Family.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: We see how tenderhearted he is almost as much as we see how strong and tough he is.
* BrutalHonesty: See BluntYes and {{Deadpan Snarker}}.
* {{Beware The Quiet| Ones}}[=/=][[BewareTheNiceOnes Nice Ones]]: He gives a ''mighty'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Cutie Mark Crusaders after finding out they were Gabby Gums. You can ''feel'' both the anger and disappointment in his voice when he's giving them their chewing out. Made even more relevant by the fact he's usually TheQuietOne, so his scolding is ''significant'' in showing how far the CMC had screwed up.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "[[BluntYes Eeyup]]" and "Nope."
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He didn't become TheQuietOne until after "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]".
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: All that farm work over the years has made him into one of the physically strongest characters on the show. He can buck a tree with a tap of one hoof and provides most of the muscle when raising a barn.
** Taken UpToEleven when he's under the influence of Love Potion (actually Love Poison). While Cheerilee was powered up enough to effortlessly smash through doors, Big Mac was strong enough to ''rip a two-story house out of its foundations'' without hardly missing a step.
** [[RuleOfFunny But for some reason]] he had trouble merely ''walking'' with a large cake on his back - although that may be more a matter of balance than strength....
* TheCharmer[=/=]ChickMagnet:
** Unofficially, the fans love to paint him like this, but the episode "Luna Eclipsed" had a short scene where Big [=McIntosh=] was ''proudly'' pulling a cart with three young mares on it.
** Dialogue in "Hearts and Hooves Day" suggests that he's one of the most eligible bachelors in Ponyville. He's just shy.
** Issues 9 and 10 of the IDW comic has him attracting all sorts of attention, including from ''Luna''.
*** CluelessChickMagnet: He's too busy looking for nails to even notice.
* CoolBigBro: To Applejack and Apple Bloom.
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode centered on him was pitched, but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was turned down]].
** He is front and center in issues 9 and 10 of the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic book series]].
* DeadpanSnarker: It's hard NOT to be this when most of your dialogue consists of "Eeyup."
-->'''Applejack:''' I'll take a bite out of this job by day's end!\\
'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' Biting off more than you can chew is just what I'm afraid of.\\
'''Applejack:''' Are you saying my mouth is making promises my legs can't keep?\\
'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' [[BluntYes Eeyup]].
* DependingOnTheArtist: Occasionally his Cutie Mark includes four stars; it's normally sparkle-free, and a [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538891506128291 development image]] for the ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' mobile game from Creator/{{Gameloft}} specifically states that "Stars are not part of Big [=McIntosh=]'s cutie mark design."
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Normally he does, as he clearly uses just a fraction of his strength to buck apples from a tree, but [[MindManipulation certain things can cause him to forget]].
* {{Expy}}: A very weird case. First, he's based on the Big Brother ponies in G1, and his general design strongly resembles G3 Applejack, down to his coat color but minus the green mane and tail and checkered blanket.
* FastTunnelling: While he's corrupted during Discord's reign in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony - Part 2]]". It's unknown if he's normally capable of it.
* {{Flanderization}}: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]", his first speaking role, his dialogue was normal. Ever since, nearly every word out of his mouth has been either "Ee-yup" or "Nope", though he does get the occasional short line. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]]", a love potion causes him to say a fair amount of [[TastesLikeDiabetes unbearably sappy]] dialogue. The same episode also [[HandWave sorta kinda justifies]] his usual silence by Apple Bloom saying he's shy. He eventually got some more dialogue in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential Ponyville Confidential]]", where he [[WhatTheHellHero chews out the CMC]].
* GeniusBruiser: Applejack gets frustrated with his "fancy mathematics", and he knows the therapeutic pressure points for Granny Smith's muscle spasms. To top it off, when "discorded", he became incredibly stupid, acting more like a dog than a pony. Notice that for the Mane Six, the same effect reversed ''their core personality trait'', aka their very Element.
* GentleGiant: Big [=McIntosh=] is not only one of the tallest members of the main cast, he's also noticeably bulkier and ''way'' stronger than the other male ponies seen so far (with the exception of appleloosa earth ponies and Canterlot unicorns). Still, he's very nice, calm and gentle, as [[http://www.toyreviewdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120713-222956-e1342233989137.jpg his collector card]] states.
* HiddenDepths:
** Sure he's super strong and usually [[TheStoic quiet]], but who knew he can sing?
** In the IDW comics it's shown that despite him being a Stallion of few words, he actually has very much going on in his mind (much of the narration is him thinking about what to do).
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's noticeably taller than Cherilee when the Cutie Mark Crusaders try to pair them up.
* {{Hunk}}: Appears to be the pony equivalent of one, and it's how he tends to be portrayed in "humanized pony" fanart.
* IconicItem: In the show, he is almost never seen without his horse collar.
* InSeriesNickname: "Big Mac". Used not-at-all in Season 1, twice in "The Cutie Pox", and extensively in "Hearts and Hooves Day".
* TheJuggernaut: When sufficently motivated to get somewhere, nothing short of Celesita herself is going to stop him. In "Hearts and Hooves Day" he pulled a cart full of anvils ''and'' the two oxen towing it while skipping without noticing. It took being tethered to ''a full sized, two-story house'' to make him pause for a second... and then he ripped the house out of its foundations and dragged it with him as he continued frolicking around.
* LargeAndInCharge: Implied by Applejack during "Bridle Gossip" when she threatened Apple Bloom with telling Big [=McIntosh=] on her after the filly defied Applejack's authority.
* ManlyTears: When Applejack's farewell letter is read aloud in "The Last Roundup".
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest which is why the CMC thought he'd be perfect for Cherilee's special somepony.
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained when or how he was injured in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]". One fan theory postulates that it may have something to do with the conversation heard in the opening to "The Ticket Master". Applejack states she has a bet with [=McIntosh=] and if she won, "he's gonna walk down Stirrup Street in one of Granny's girdles." It's also been suggested that he injured himself trying to work the "saggy old plow".
* TheOneGuy: Was promoted to this slot (which he shares with Spike, the two of them usually trading off) in Season 2.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If he's speaking in complete sentences, things are not well.
* PairTheSpares: Invoked: He gets paired up with Cheerilee in the episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", by the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
** ShipTease: After the madness dies down, the last scene of the episode is Cheerilee and Big [=McIntosh=] going on a picnic. Whether they're going on an actual date or just teasing the Cutie Mark Crusaders is left open.
** He's also seen walking with Cheerilee in the episode "Just For Sidekicks".
** He also gets about two seconds of vague ship tease with, of all people, ''Trixie'' in Equestria Girls, where she's shown sitting directly beside him in the cafeteria during the flash mob; it's during the part when Rainbow looks at the in-universe camera. Merits a mention since he's rarely seen with someone that isn't family or Cheerilee.
** The IDW comics ship tease him and [[DivineDate Luna]]. Luna even kisses him on the cheek!
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: As of the second opening (introduced in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]").
* PromotionToParent: Often acts as a father figure to his sisters, especially in Apple Bloom's case; whenever an older Apple sibling has to give the youngest one a very stern lecture, Big [=McIntosh=] is usually the one in charge. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]" when Apple Bloom wouldn't listen to her about staying away from Zecora, Applejack threatened to "Tell Big [=McIntosh=] on you!". Plus, [[WordOfGod in the]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pitch bible]], he was the farm's legal owner, only allowing Applejack to handle most of the administration since she has more social skills and he's more comfortable at doing most of the hardest physical chores.
* TheQuietOne: Big [=McIntosh=] rarely talks and when he does, he only says the bare minimum. He almost never raises his voice, not even when he's noticeably upset – a rare exception is when he articulately chewed out the Cutie Mark Crusaders for their actions in "Ponyville Confidential".
* RealMenWearPink: He didn't ''need'' Twilight's "Want It Need It" spell to want her old childhood doll.
* RedOniBlueOni: Despite his red coat, this is inverted as he's the blue oni to Applejack's red.
* RuleOfFunny: He can drag houses with ease or send dozens of ponies flying over the horizon, but he can barely lift up Applejack's backpack or a cake. Whatever's funnier.
* ShesAManInJapan: Apparently, some of the foreign language translations on [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wpXhyR_1dZ0/TrMYHn_hy_I/AAAAAAAARto/5gSxw56z7IY/s1600/3.jpg his collector card]] call him female. Seeing as the other stallions' cards apparently do the same thing, it almost certainly wasn't intentional, and most likely isn't indicative of those languages' dubs of the show.
* ShrinkingViolet: Apple Bloom mentions that he's too shy to ask somepony out, which is why he spends all his time working on the farm.
* SiblingYinYang: While they have a lot in common, he's noticeably calmer and more patient than his stubborn little sister. It's also hinted that he's smarter.
* TheSilentBob: Particularly in the second season, where Big [=McIntosh=] is usually voiceless except for saying "Eeyup" and "Nope". His expressions speak volumes, though, and he did explicitly refuse [[MeaningfulName The Flim-Flam Brothers]]'s bad Apple Cider deal. Occasionally, he will be about to say something and then suddenly someone will interrupt him as a gag.
* SmarterThanYouLook: TheSmartGuy of the Apple family as well as TheBigGuy. Applejack gets exasperated with his "fancy mathematics".
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There's been much debate and confusion over whether the second part of his name is spelled ''[=McIntosh=]'' (which is primarily used by the toyline, comic books, series guidebook, and would fit the [[ThemeNaming apple name pun]] better) or ''Macintosh'' (which the sometimes-typo-y Season 3 credits use). Both have been listed as trademarks, the former by the toyline and the latter by the trading cards.
* TheStoic: He's very calm and rarely fazed by anything.
** NotSoStoic: When he found out that the Cutie Mark Crusaders were Gabby Gums and posting fake stories of Applejack and him, he gives them a piece of his mind, and it isn't pretty.
** Not to mention the outright '''JOY''' he expresses in Pinkie Apple Pie. You can really tell he truly wants Pinkie in the family.
* SuperStrength: Even among earth ponies, who have greater physical strength than others, he is in a class of his own. Notably, Pulling a ''house'' while ''hopping'', or shaking off a DogPileOfDoom so hard he threw some of the participants ''over the horizon''.
* ThemeNaming: His name is a reference to the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_(apple) McIntosh Red]]" apple with red and green skin (The same colors as Big [=McIntosh=]'s coat and Cutie Mark).
* [[WhatDidIDoLastNight What Am I Doing in a Pit, on a Mattress, with a Mare?]]: The Love Poison cooked up by the CMC led to such an awkward situation.
* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], as the cartoon constantly implies that he's smarter than his sisters. Also, [[WordOfGod in the]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pitch bible]], Big [=McIntosh=] owned and ran Sweet Apple Acres while Applejack managed the day-to-day affairs.
* WritingAroundTrademarks:
** Originally, he was going to referred to as [[McDonalds Big Mac]] in casual conversation, but that would have caused too much trouble with trademarks. In some episodes, he ''is'' referred to as "Big Mac", most notably, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]]", but only after he has already been called "Big [=McIntosh=]" in the same scene.
** He was also going to be called "Big Apple" and he would be the current boss of Sweet Apple Acres, which itself would be "Big Apple Orchard". However, trademarked or not, it didn't pass in the legal department, so both were changed to their current names.
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[[folder:Granny Smith]]
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-->'''Debut:''' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, part 1" ("Mare in the Moon")]]

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TabithaStGermain

Applejack's, Apple Bloom's, and Big [=McIntosh=]'s grandmother. Age has done a number on this green Earth Pony, and while she's not crippled or senile, she's getting there. Despite this, she still manages to continue her role as the matriarch of the Apple family.

* AerithAndBob: "Smith" in a family of Apple Bloom, Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=].
** The Apple family also features names like Red Gala, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. On the matter, WordOfGod [[http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=81471&st=560&p=1998529&#entry1998529 said]] that ponies don't have surnames like humans do.
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Grandparent]]: To Apple Bloom in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]]". At the end of the episode she gains the respect of all the fillies and colts in Apple Bloom's class.
* AscendedExtra: Since Season 2, she's gotten a sharp increase in screen-time and spoken lines.
* BlindMistake: Her poor eyesight causes her to mistake Gilda's tail for a rattlesnake.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Her methods for preparing the Zap Apples to be harvested sometimes take this to a literal level; hopping in a bunny suit while singing to water.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Move your caboose!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Definitely comes off as this at times, especially during Season 2. It turns out that there is method to her madness.
* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Mare]]: In many of her appearances but for a specific example we have [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville Sleepless in Ponyvile]]. She is the only pony not affected by Scootaloo dashing by; in fact, she dodges in a way to allow one of Scootaloo's trick stunts. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers Looks like she's learned from experience]].
* CrackOhMyBack: According to her granddaughter Applejack, Granny has a "saggy ol' hip" that needs to be replaced. Her joints creak audibly whenever she walks, and in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]]" and Applejack's ImagineSpot in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]", she's seen using an adult walker to move around. [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=452693121414797 Her]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/8460534876/in/set-72157632732632786/ toys]] also give her a walker.
** While she's corrupted during Discord's reign in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony - Part 2]]", she tap dances on her hind legs. It's unknown whether she is more mobile than she usually appears, if Discord [[PetTheDog fixed her hip]] as part of his reality warping [[FridgeHorror or didn't, but made her dance nonetheless.]]
** Her higher mobility in the second season implies that she got her hip replaced in between seasons, but it isn't mentioned in show, so take that as you will.
** The "more mobile than she appears" is given more credibility in "Leap of Faith", when the 'cure-all' placebo hints that she is still a lot more limber than she believes she is. At least as far as swimming and moving in the water is concerned.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In the IDW comic, when Ponyville [[MisfitMobilizationMoment stands up to the Nightmare Forces]], Granny Smith reveals she actually is a decent fighter.
* CurseOfTheAncients:
-->'''Granny Smith:''' Confangled modern doohickeys.
* DependingOnTheArtist: She's wrinklier than usual in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]]" and Applejack's ImagineSpot in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Granny Smith was ''very'' weak, slow, frail, and definitely senile during her debut in the pilot. She got a significant increase in mobility and lucid moments during Season 2, but her senility was still there. By Season 3, her mind is sharp as a knife and she has the vitality of a young mare.
* ExpressiveEars: She's old and weak, so her ears are floppy.
* TheFogOfAges: Because of her old age, her memory is fragile and she tends to forget things all the time. However, it's been shown she's got a memory like a steel trap when it comes to important family events.
* GoodOldWays[=/=]LuddWasRight: She prefers the family to make cider without the use of more powerful machines.
* GrannyClassic: A textbook version of this -- the sleep cycle, the achey back, the long stories, etc.
* HandbagOfHurt: With Rainbow Dash on the receiving end.
* HiddenDepths: She's literally responsible for the creation of Ponyville. Those wacky habits of hers? [[IDyeGrass They're necessary]] to make her legendary Zap Apple jam the best it can be.
* IWasQuiteALooker: When she was young. she looked like a cross between her granddaughters.
* LongLived: ''How'' old isn't known, but she predates ''Ponyville itself'', which is stated to be a few hundred years old (assuming that part wasn't {{retcon}}ned).
* NewTechnologyIsEvil: Played for laughs at Granny's expense as she can't figure out how to use a simple tin megaphone. She tries talking by the wrong end, then slaps it around trying to figure how to use it, and finally ends up poking her eye with it.
-->'''Granny Smith:''' Is this thing on?\\
''(to Big [=McIntosh=])'' I don't think this thing is on.\\
''(to the megaphone)'' Hello! What is the...e...\\
''(Big [=McIntosh=] whispers to her)\\
(Granny slaps the megaphone into the correct position)''\\
You have to say so. Confangled modern doohickeys.
* [[NobodyCallsMeChicken Nopony Calls Me Chicken]]: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]", with a camera angle ripped straight out of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', no less.
* OddNameOut: Theme-naming or not, she has the most mundane and human-sounding name ''in the whole show'', only being rivaled by Trixie and Pony Joe.
* PassingTheTorch: she appears to be passing her role of matriarch of the Apple family onto Applejack as evidenced in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]'' when she gave her the responsibility to organize the event.
* ParentalSubstitute: For her grandchildren because the parents are never seen.
* PluckyGirl: When she was a kid. She was brave enough to go into the Everfree Forest on her own.
* RetiredBadass: She was played as an old senile pony for laughs, and then she was revealed to have been responsible for the founding of Ponyville because she braved the Everfree Forest on her own, thus instantly gaining the respect of school bully Silver Spoon.
** In the IDW comic, she shows some of the Nightmare Forces that she's actually a ''lot'' tougher than she looks.
* RunningOnTheSpot: Played straight during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]" and then immediately subverted as Granny "runs" away at a snail's pace.
* SeniorSleepCycle: Seen through the series but especially played when Granny is chaperoning some kids during Nightmare Night.
-->'''Granny Smith:''' I should have been asleep five hours ago!
* SupremeChef: Her Zap Apple jam is ''legendary''. Ponies travel from miles away to buy it and it ''literally'' put Ponyville on the map. The reason that Diamond Tiara can live in luxury is because it was the first thing her great-grandfather, Stinkin' Rich, ever sold.
* ThemeNaming: She is named after Granny Smith apples. These apples are green colored (the same color of Granny's coat) and are favored to use in baking apple pies and tarts. (Granny's cutie mark).
* TheUnintelligible: "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]" contained her only dialogue that didn't consist of senile muttering ([[IntelligibleUnintelligible to us if not to the rest of the Apple Clan]]) in the entire first season. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Season 2 has given her quite a few more]].
* VagueAge: OK, she's old, but exactly ''how old?'' She claims to have been one of the founders of Ponyville, which according to the episode "Winter Wrap Up" is a town several ''centuries'' old.
* WhenEldersAttack: Granny Smith is old, frail and senile, but she still can deliver a considerable wallop.
* WhenIWasYourAge: In the comics.
--> I remember back in ''my'' day we didn't have squeaky boards n' our out buildin's. Things were built bettr'. 'Course, eve'thing was ''new'' on account of we had to build it all with out own four hooves. And we didn't have fancy things like hammers...we had to pound in nails with out teeth! [[MetaPhorgotten Uphill! Both ways!]]
* YouDontLookLikeYou: [[https://scontent-b-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1394443_732591553424951_1414111662_n.png A stock vector]] commonly used on the Facebook page and on her blindbag trading card shows a younger-looking Granny Smith wearing glasses.

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[[folder:Braeburn]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Daingerfield[[note]] Creator/AndrewFrancis did audition for Braeburn, mentioned in [[https://twitter.com/#!/DrewFrancis604/status/147131239051177984 this]] tweet and [[http://trevordevall.com/?p=81 this]] interview, but [[http://derpiboo.ru/210680 it did not survive the final cut]].[[/note]] (in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]")

Applejack's cousin who lives in the newly-settled Apple-loosa. Is quite proud of the new settlement, but is also willing to listen to both sides of the conflict between the Apple-loosians and the resident herd of Buffalo.

* {{Catchphrase}}: "AAAAAAPPLE-''LOOSA!''" ''(whinny)''
%% * {{Cowboy}}
* DeterminedHomesteader: Although he's more sensitive to the buffaloes' plight than most of the townsfolk.
* FurryReminder: Neighs a lot, especially when mentioning AAAAAAAPPLE-''LOOSA''!
* GreenEyes: Like the majority of the Apple Family.
* {{Keet}}: See below.
* MotorMouth: He's extremely eager to show the ponies just how amazing "AAAAAPPLE-LOOSA!" is.
* NiceHat: As is common for a resident of "AAAAAAPPLE-LOOSA!"
* NiceGuy: while being kind does seem to run in the apple family, Braeburn seems to be the only resident of "AAAAAPPLE-LOOSA!" who actually seems to be interested in hearing BOTH sides of the conflict that's happening in his town.
* ThePioneer: He ventured into the wide open plains to start the settlement of "AAAAAPPLE-LOOSA!"
* [[PrettyBoy Pretty Colt]]: Yes. As much as an animated pony can be.
* ThemeNaming: As with most of the other Apple family members, Braeburn is named after a variety of apple. In fact, it's a hybrid derived from the Granny Smith.
* VocalDissonance: His "Uh-huh" in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aunt and Uncle Orange]]

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianDrummond (Uncle [[AllThereInTheScript Mosely]] Orange)[[note]] according to [[https://twitter.com/BrianDrummondVO/status/294496688343756800 this]] tweet by Creator/BrianDrummond[[/note]]

Applejack's aunt and uncle who live in [[BigApplesauce Manehattan]]. Unlike the rest of the family, the Oranges live a high class, posh lifestyle. Whether they grow oranges or not isn't clear. According to the Blind Bags, Uncle Orange is named Mosely Orange.

* AllThereInTheManual: Uncle Mosely Orange's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W4_Mosely_Orange_Card.jpg collector]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4QhOlEWRMrw/UHTPtnuSsNI/AAAAAAAA78Y/tsr_iXkB6PA/s1600/11+(Mosely+Orange).jpg cards]] reveal that he "loves to have fancy parties!"
* AllThereInTheScript: Uncle Orange's name, Mosely Orange, has only been used in the toyline; specifically, in the fourth and sixth waves of Blind Bags.
* BeautyMark: Aunt Orange.
%% * CityMouse
* OddNameOut: Along with Hayseed Turnip Truck and [[AllThereInTheScript Peachy Sweet]], they're among the few members of the family whose names aren't related to apples.
* ThemeNaming:
** To drive the difference in lifestyle home, we are comparing apples and oranges.
** While it might be coincidental, there's another layer to it when you consider that they live in a counterpart of New York City... a territory once owned by the Dutch who are associated with the color orange. New York is also nicknamed the Big Apple.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Applejack's flashback states they wanted her to clean up from farm girl to socialite.
* UpperClassTwit: Not as extreme an example as Prince Blueblood but they place great importance on high fasion and proper upper class etiquette and parties.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Uncle Mosely Orange's molded toys and collector cards all depict him as a PaletteSwap of Big [=McIntosh=].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hayseed Turnip Truck]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HayseedTurnipTruck_8302.png]]

->''"It's me, Hayseed Turnip Truck! We met at the big hoedown in Ponyville last month?"''

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet and Elite]]"

An Earth pony with buck teeth who wears a baseball cap with a turnip on it and a dirty white T-shirt. His cutie mark is three turnips. Hayseed works as a window washer in Canterlot in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet And Elite]]" and appears in Ponyville in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville Sleepless in Ponyville]]". "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]" sees him attending said reunion and even being included in the family photo, revealing him to be part of the Apple Family. While not the brightest, he appears to be nice, greeting and complimenting Rarity when he sees her. In the ExpandedUniverse, a short feature in Creator/IDWPublishing's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 suggests that he started working in Ponyville, had a crush on Rarity but couldn't get her affection, and so moved to Canterlot to start his own business to be able to show his success to her.

* {{Adorkable}}: His entrance is dangling from cables and extending a hoofbump to Rarity.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Does a cross between a hair-tousle and a noogie to Rarity's ''hat'' while proudly talking up what a big-deal dressmaker she is in Ponyville.
* AlliterativeName: Only 2/3 of his name.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Determinator}}: The reason he's in Canterlot is so he can work hard and be a successful guy that can also impress Rarity.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: His back story states he has a crush of Rarity but he could never get her attention.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Rarity]].
* GoodOlBoy: A positive version of this, from what we see, a sweet country boy.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: After Jet Set and Upper Crust insult Rarity's fashion and walk off with their noses in the air, Hayseed waves good bye to them, saying to Rarity, "Well they seemed real nice!"
* {{Keet}}: His dialogue with Rarity is both energetic and endearing.
* MeaningfulName: Hayseed Turnip Truck is a stereotypical country bumpkin (a "hayseed") who seems rather slow and oblivious (as if he "just fell off the turnip truck").
* NiceGuy: Friendly to Rarity and doesn't hold a grudge against Jet Set and Upper Crust.
* OddNameOut: Along with the Oranges and [[AllThereInTheScript Peachy Sweet]], he's among the few members of the family whose names aren't related to apples.
* UptownGirl: He's a lowly handyman with a crush on a fairly well-off fashion designer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Smith Family]]

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]]"

Granny Smith's parents and brothers, which by extension makes them the Apple Siblings' great-grandparents and granduncles. Only seen during flashbacks in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]]" and during flashbacks and in old photos in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]".

* AnachronismStew: Despite sewing machines being new-ish technology in "Apple Family Reunion", Granny's mother's cutie mark is a sewing machine something like a hundred years previous in the Family Appreciation Day flashback.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]{{Unnamed Parent}}s: Granny Smith never refers to these members of her family by name (the closest she comes is calling her father "Pa").
* {{Posthumous Character}}s: Presumably because we don't see them at the reunions.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Babs Seed]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/babs_seed_vector_by_marelynmanson-d5lryqw_5998.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:She's one [[PunnyName bad seed]].]]

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple One Bad Apple]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Brynna Drummond

A young filly from Manehattan who visits Ponyville and her cousins Applejack and Apple Bloom to escape being teased as a blank flank. Instead of befriending her cousin and fellow blank flank Apple Bloom, she starts causing problems for her and the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Eventually she sorts things out with the Crusaders, and joins them as the group's fourth member.

* AerithAndBob: Her first name is part of a PunnyName, but it's also a shortened form of Barbara.
* AmericanAccents: Sounds like she's from Equestria's answer to the Bronx.
* BigSisterBully: Of the cousin variety towards Apple Bloom. She gets better.
* BoomerangBigot: She bullies the Crusaders for not having their cutie marks to avoid being bullied for the same reason.
* TheBully: Becomes this in "One Bad Apple". She even becomes friends with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. Doesn't last the episode.
* CharacterTics: Blowing her mane out of her eyes, and flicking her tail over her flank whenever her lack of a cutie mark is brought up.
* CountryCousin: {{Inverted|Trope}}; she visits the rural Ponyville from the suburban Manehattan.
* EasilyForgiven: The CMC instantly forgive her bullying and grant her full membership in the CMC.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Cutie Mark Crusaders; she hates being called a blank flank by Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, but instead of standing up to them, she joins them in picking on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. In the end, Babs reverses her attitude and becomes a Crusader herself, even standing up to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.
* [[KidsAreCruel Foals Are Cruel]]: She's relentless in hunting the Cutie Mark Crusaders around Ponyville.
* FreudianExcuse: Babs was bullied in Manehattan for not having a Cutie Mark, and only joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon to avoid suffering the same heartache in Ponyville.
* GirlPosse: Forms one with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.
* HeelFaceTurn: After learning not to be a bully. Notably the first antagonist in the series to make one ''completely'' willingly.
* HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she finds out the Cutie Mark Crusaders protected her despite how awful she'd been to them. Hits harder when [[CycleOfRevenge she realizes her bullying almost made them bullies too]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: This is the reason she joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon when she first comes to Ponyville in order to avoid being bullied. Later, she leaves them and becomes friends with the CMC's instead.
* JerkassFacade: She puts up a bad attitude as a defense mechanism when bullied by Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. She drops it after joining the CMC.
* KnightOfCerebus: For the CMC episodes. While Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying is never PlayedForLaughs, Babs's is played far more seriously, is more realistic, and most definitely PlayedForDrama. Fitting, as the episode was made to deal with the issue of bullying.
* LittleMissBadass: Bullying the CMC's and taking their float isn't what gets her this description, but realizing the error of her ways and standing up to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon to defend the CMC's definitely is.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She's slightly chubbier than the usual little filly.
* OffModel: During one shot in the barn-raising song in "Apple Family Reunion", her eyes are colored orange when they're supposed to be green).
* PeekABangs: Has this hairstyle, hence why she tends to blow her hair out of her eyes.
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: She gets bullied a lot in Manehattan for being a blank flank, so when Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon start picking on her, she decides to become a bully.
* TheQuietOne[=/=]ShrinkingViolet: She's pretty meek and doesn't talk much when she first meets her cousin. She gets ''much'' more talkative once she turns to the "dark side".
* RedheadedBully: Temporarily bullies the CMC.
* SixthRanger: By the end of her debut episode, she becomes the fourth member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. As she gets ready to go home to Manehattan, she promises to start up a branch of the club there. By the time of "Apple Family Reunion," she has already found two prospective new members at her school.
* SmugSmiler: When she joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying, she sports one of these to show her "in crowd"-ness.
* StealthPun: When her name was first revealed, fans wondered why her name simply wasn't "Bad Seed", as the pun is too obvious. She isn't a bad seed, she just looks like one.
* ThemeNaming:
** The [[PunnyName bad seed]] of the family.
** The Babs Seed Catalog, a famous gardening catalog that covers a wide variety of seeds, including apples.
** PunnyName: {{Lampshaded}} in the CMC's [[TheVillainSucksSong song]] about her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: {{Tomboy}} to Apple Bloom's GirlyGirl because of her bronx attitude and Apple Bloom's hairbow.
* UnfortunateNames: Not a problem in show, but most older (and some younger) fans can't say her initials without snickering.
* [[UsedToBeASweetKid Used to Be a Sweet Filly]]: Until she was constantly bullied for being a blank flank and becomes a bully to avoid being bullied herself. She gets better.
* VocalDissonance: She looks to be about the Cutie Mark Crusaders' age, but her voice sounds significantly deeper than even Scootaloo's.
* WhenSheSmiles: At the end of her debut episode, she befriends the CMC and experiences true happiness which is much more appealing than her put-on SmugSmiler personality is, considering her actual smile is outright adorable.
* YouthfulFreckles: She's the CMC's age.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aunt Applesauce and Apple Rose]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TabithaStGermain (Aunt Applesauce) and [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (Apple Rose)

Granny Smith's aunt and favorite cousin, respectively. They seem to be around as old as her.

%%* CoolOldLady: Apple Rose.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Applesauce" isn't her real name, it just refers to when she lost her dentures in a vat of apple jam.
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Applesauce's dentures just [[RunningGag won't stay put]].
* GoodOldWays: They prefer sewing by hoof to a sewing machine.
* GrandeDame: Applesauce is this, sometimes making her the butt of [[CoolOldLady Apple Rose and Granny's]] jokes.
* GrannyClassic: Like Granny Smith; see her entry.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Also like Granny Smith, they were much better looking in their youth.
* LongLived: Since Aunt Applesauce is Granny Smith's aunt, this may make her ''even older then Granny Smith''. Unless there was a large gap between Granny's mother and Aunt Applesauce's ages...
* LuddWasRight: They prefer sewing by hoof over using them new-fangled sewing machines Applejack sets them up with.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Applesauce, according to Granny Smith.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Applesauce mentions hers got ruined by Apple Rose and Granny using it to bust open a pinata.
* ProperLady: Applesauce -- "A lady never reveals the age of her teeth!"
* RegalRinglets: Apple Rose's mane and tail are styled into old fashioned barrel curls.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: They have been working on the family quilt for years.
* SouthernBelle: Aunt Applesauce is an elderly version of this trope; the accent and the quilt and the genteel decorum etc.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Goldie Delicious]]
-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E9PinkieApplePie Pinkie Apple Pie]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Peter New

A cousin of the Apple family, whose house is practically a museum of old Apple family relics and heirlooms. She's also the Apples' go-to pony for their family records.
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* AncientKeeper: She's one of the oldest Apples around and keeps a complete record of the family history.
* TheCameo: She briefly reappears during the animal adoption fair in "Filli Vanilli", obtaining [[CaptainObvious more cats]].
* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Pony]]: She owns dozens of cats, including a ''cheetah''.
* CrossdressingVoices: An old female pony voiced by the male Peter New.
* SharedFamilyQuirks[=/=]StrongFamilyResemblance: Implied; though it's [[TheUnreveal unrevealed]] whether or not Pinkie Pie is related to the Apple family, Goldie's shared traits with Pinkie--namely her curly mane, [[SweetTooth gingerbread house meal]], and act of pulling a book from the bottom of a stack without toppling it (which Pinkie did earlier in the episode)--suggest that she is.
* SweetTooth: She ate a gingerbread house for lunch.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Her cabin is so cluttered with junk that it takes her a great deal of effort just to squeeze through the front door.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Apples]]

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (Apple Dumpling), Creator/AndreaLibman (Apple Leaves), Peter New (Half Baked Apple) and Terry Klassen (blue pony)[[note]] according to [[https://twitter.com/SamVincent71/status/299382429632843778 this]] tweet by SamuelVincent[[/note]]

The Apples of Ponyville have a LOT of relatives, but so far we mostly only know their appearances and/or names. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Friendship is Magic, part 1]]", Applejack names off Apple Fritter, Apple Bumpkin, Red Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apple[[note]]not to be confused with the Caramel who keeps losing grass seeds[[/note]], (Uncle) Apple Strudel[[note]]who first appears in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]]"[[/note]], Apple Tart[[note]]a baby colt who apparently has seven siblings[[/note]], Baked Apples, Apple Brioche and Apple Cinnamon Crisp, in addition to her immediate family. Later, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]", she mentions "Apple Brown Betty! Uh, the dessert. Not my auntie." Later still, Apple Dumpling, Apple Leaves, and Half Baked Apple appear in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]". And in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E17SomeponyToWatchOverMe Somepony To Watch Over Me]]'', Granny Smith goes to visit Great Aunt [[PunnyName Pine Apple]]. According to the Blind Bags, one member is named Apple Honey, one apparent member is named Peachy Sweet, and another apparent member is named Lavender Fritter, according to Enterplay's CollectibleCardGame and Creator/{{Gameloft}}'s ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' game, one member is named Apple Cobbler, and also according to Enterplay's CollectibleCardGame, one member is named Gala Appleby. The Blind Bags also give Red Gala and Apple Bumpkin the respective names Crimson Gala and Apple Dazzle. There is also evidence that Pinkie's family also has distant ties to the Apple clan, but it remains inconclusive for now. For Applejack's great uncle Honeycrisp, see the [[Characters/{{Friendship Is Magic-Expanded Universe}} Expanded Universe page]].

* AdaptationNameChange:
** The Blind Bags refer to Red Gala as Crimson Gala and Apple Bumpkin as Apple Dazzle.
** The ''Meet the Apple Family!'' [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06/pony-trading-cards-sneak-peek-day-7.html trading]] [[http://chimicherrychanga.com/img/tc/59b.jpg card]] refers to Caramel Apple as Caramel Apples.
* AlliterativeName: Apple Brown Betty.
* AllThereInTheManual:
** Apple Bumpkin's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W3_Apple_Dazzle_Card.jpg collector]] [[http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/dragonballzcentral_2221_91988226 card]] reveals that she "is so loyal to her friends!"
** Red Gala's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W4_Crimson_Gala_Card.jpg collector]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aiJ9Pnc7Kyo/UHTPwGruLGI/AAAAAAAA79A/vNANSw5ij30/s1600/16+(Crimson+Gala)+%5BRed+Gala%5D.jpg cards]] reveal that she "gives everyone treats when she visits!"
** Golden Delicious's [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6-cGhhQddDg/T16NRQJQpoI/AAAAAAAAiZ0/uGvwPL88C5w/s1600/17.jpg collector card]] reveals that he or she "loves acting like a movie star!"
** Peachy Sweet's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W4_Peachy_Sweet_Card.jpg collector]] [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ic5SFPFHUSI/UHTPz6YWudI/AAAAAAAA79w/DwUL9M401F8/s1600/22+(Peachy+Sweet).jpg cards]] reveal that she "is always smiling wherever she goes!"
** Apple Fritter's collector card reveals that she "loves to give homemade gifts to her friends!"
** Caramel Apple's [[http://www.hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_CA/627353535056900b105dff72ac6a9b16/4A63208150569047F5039ECF0C866FB7.jpg collector card]] reveals that she "loves to watch movies with her friends!"
* AllThereInTheScript:
** Apple Dumpling, Apple Leaves, and Half Baked Apple's names have only been used in the credits of the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]", which don't even specify who's who.
** Peachy Sweet, Apple Honey, and Lavender Fritter's names have only been used in the toyline; specifically, Peachy Sweet's in the fourth, sixth, and ninth waves of Blind Bags and Apple Honey and Lavender Fritter's also in the ninth wave of Blind Bags.
** Apple Cobbler's name has only been used in Creator/{{Gameloft}}'s ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' LicensedGame and in Enterplay's CollectibleCardGame.
** Gala Appleby's name has only been used in Enterplay's CollectibleCardGame.
* DependingOnTheArtist: In different manners on several occasions, the most major examples being a few of them sometimes appearing as unicorns: Red Gala with a different mane/tail style near the end of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2]]", and a couple of the unnamed fillies at the end of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]".
* GenderFlip: Golden Delicious is a stallion in the show and [[TheMerch WeLoveFine]]'s ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1903 All Of Apple Acres]]'' art print, but a mare in the Blind Bags. G3 Golden Delicious was also a mare.
* [[MassiveNumberedSiblings Massive Numbered Cousins]]: Look at this list. These are all Applejack's relatives.
* NiceHat: Uncle Apple Strudel as well as any of them when in Appleloosa or Dodge Junction.
* NoNameGiven: With the exception of those listed above.
* OddNameOut: Along with the Oranges and Hayseed Turnip Truck, [[AllThereInTheScript Peachy Sweet]] is among the few members of the family whose names aren't related to apples.
* ParentalAbandonment: Applejack, Apple Bloom and Big [=McIntosh=]'s parents are never shown nor even mentioned in the show. Creator/LaurenFaust and crew [[http://fav.me/d4kf3yc never did figure out what to do with them]].
** [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Mom and Dad?]]: Ideas were discussed among the crew concerning this. One such idea is that their parents are ''"traveling salesponies or explorers"'' which would mean that they just rarely come home due to their occupation and...
** DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: This is one of the possibilities that Lauren would've liked to use, that their parents ''"simply passed away somehow"'', but she knew all too well that ''"it would have likely been deemed too sad for a kids' show"''. Sibsy later confirmed on her Twitter that Applejack's parents were KilledOffForReal, with the shooting stars in "Apple Family Reunion" meant to represent them.
* TrueCompanions: The family remains very close-knit. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Have fun trying your schemes in the future, Flim and Flam]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[AllThereInTheScript Peachy Sweet]] and some of the unnamed Apple Family members who attend the reunion in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Friendship is Magic, part 1]]" aren't included in the family photo at the end of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]]", even though she and one of them do attend the reunion in the latter episode.
* YouALLLookFamiliar:
** The Apple Family Reunion in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Friendship is Magic, part 1]]" includes some of them more than once but since they're all related, they could just be identical relatives. A couple of pairs of them do have different mane colors.
** Cutie marks aside, Caramel Apple, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious respectively look exactly the same as background ponies Golden Harvest ([[InSeriesNickname Carrot Top]]), Goldengrape and Cherry Fizzy, though Cherry Fizzy [[DependingOnTheArtist sometimes]] also has a different eye color.
* YouDontLookLikeYou:
** Red Gala's molded toys and collector cards all depict her as a PaletteSwap of Pinkie Pie.
** Peachy Sweet's molded toys and collector cards all depict her as a PaletteSwap of Pinkie Pie with a different-looking cutie mark.
** Apple Bumpkin's [[http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/dragonballzcentral_2221_91988226 molded toy]] and [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W3_Apple_Dazzle_Card.jpg collector card]] (from the [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/complete-wave-2-blindbag-set.html third wave of the Blind Bags]]) both depict her as a PaletteSwap of Applejack with a different eye color.
** Golden Delicious's [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6-cGhhQddDg/T16NRQJQpoI/AAAAAAAAiZ0/uGvwPL88C5w/s1600/17.jpg molded toy and collector card]] (from the [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/tons-of-new-blindbags-actual-lyra.html fifth wave of the Blind Bags]]) both depict him as a differently-colored unicorn mare PaletteSwap of Rarity with a different cutie mark.
** Apple Fritter's [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LhDRGwp7FTw/UCKy2wjyccI/AAAAAAAAzRI/6wIDNuG2L0M/s1600/9.jpg molded]] [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aG433N1flxw/UCKyr_kDHHI/AAAAAAAAzPE/4kPGMoBL8Wo/s1600/1.jpg toy]] and collector card both depict her as a PaletteSwap of Applejack.
** Caramel Apple's [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XrC8xPKZZrg/UD02X4KXTWI/AAAAAAAA1no/Uw6OZ2pbeQs/s1600/1.jpg molded toy]] and collector card both depict her as a PaletteSwap of Pinkie Pie.
** [[AllThereInTheScript Apple Honey]]'s molded toy depicts her as a PaletteSwap of Pinkie Pie.
** [[AllThereInTheScript Lavender Fritter]]'s molded toy depicts her as a PaletteSwap of Applejack.
[[/folder]]
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!Twilight Sparkle's Family

See [[{{Characters/FriendshipIsMagic-ThePrincesses}} The Princesses]] for Princess Cadance, Shining Armor's wife and thus Twilight Sparkle's sister-in-law.

[[folder:Shared Family Tropes]]
* BadassFamily: Twilight Sparkle and her friends have defeated two {{Big Bad}}s. Shining Armor is the captain of the Royal Guard whose magic is strong enough to create a barrier around an entire city with only minor difficulty, and with the help of his wife, Cadance, and ThePowerOfLove, defeated a third BigBad. Cadance's magic alone was able to shield the entire Crystal Empire from King Sombra, and ThePowerOfLove as wielded by Shining Armor and Cadance is superior to even [[BigGood Celestia]], who is Cadance's aunt, which adds her and Luna to the BadassFamily as well.
* BlueBlood: The social status of their parents is unknown, but Twilight Sparkle and her family are surely among the supreme elite of Equestria, with Twilight being the personal protege of Princess Celestia (not to mention being promoted to a princess herself) and her brother being at once Captain of the Guard, Husband to Princess Cadance, and Governor of the Crystal Empire.
* ColorCodedWizardry: In the show the family magic aura so far seems to be violet-purple. In the comics [[FanNickname Night Light]] has a blue aura.[[note]]The comics did give Sunset Shimmer a different aura color, so DependingOnTheArtist may happen if Night Light is ever given a different aura in the show[[/note]]
* ThemeNaming: There appears to be some sort of light theme going on. ''Twilight Sparkle'', ''Shining'' Armor, ''Twilight'' Velvet, and Twi & Shining's dad is a clear {{Expy}} of G1 Night''light'', thus fans [[FanNickname tend to call him that]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Shining Armor]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shining_armor_vector_6724.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200: Twilight's B.B.B.F.F.[[note]]That's Big Brother Best Friend Forever]][[/note]]
->''"You've gotta stop saving my rump like this. It's starting to get embarrassing."''

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AndrewFrancis

Prince Shining Armor is a white unicorn stallion with a blue mane and a shield cutie mark. He's Captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard and a prince of Equestria through marriage to Princess Cadance, but more importantly, he's Twilight Sparkle's older brother. They were very close when they were younger, but started to grow apart when she moved to Ponyville, thus why we don't see him until the Season 2 finale.

* {{Adorkable}}: He has his moments. Particularly [[http://derpicdn.net/img/view/2013/9/25/434582__safe_twilight+sparkle_princess+cadance_shining+armor_idw_spoiler-colon-comic_spoiler-colon-comic11.jpg when he was younger]]. It must run in the family.
* AffectionateNickname: He calls his little sister Twilight Sparkle "Twily" for short.
* AllThereInTheManual:
** His and Cadance's [[http://theponyartcollection.tumblr.com/post/26391355776 trading cards]] list [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] as their Element of Harmony (which [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/official-card-binder-prototype-and.html#IDComment395406981 isn't]] part of the cards' OfficialFanSubmittedContent). In the initial release, said Element of Love is also listed as his [[CoolPet pet]], due to a [[{{Blooper}} misprint]]. Maybe he has a pair of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebird lovebirds]].
* AloofBigBrother: Subverted. In his first appearance in Twilight's song, he looks very stern for a few seconds, then he smiles, proving that he and Twilight were very close.
* AscendedFanboy: He greatly admired the Canterlot Royal Guard in his youth. He eventually became their leader.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: See TheCaptain and AllThereInTheManual.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Considering he's the Captain of the royal guard (meaning that calling him a knight wouldn't be terribly inaccurate) and that he's married to a princess, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more appropriately awesome name for him.
* {{Badass}}: He'd need to be to perform his specialty, see BarrierWarrior.
* BadassInDistress: Twilight has to help him out of trouble in both "A Canterlot Wedding" ''and'' "The Crystal Empire". {{Lampshaded}} at the end of the latter:
-->'''Shining Armor:''' You've gotta stop saving my rump like this. It's starting to get embarrassing.
* BarrierWarrior: His special talent is defensive magic (as such, his Cutie mark is a shield emblazoned with a magical starburst). Specifically, he can conjure a force field that can encase ''all of Canterlot''. His ability with that spell is such that not even Twilight Sparkle can match him, though maintaining it for a long time causes him to suffer migraines. [[note]] It's not clear from the episode whether it was maintaining the spell, or whether that was an excuse and the headaches were from some combination of being under MindControl and an all-you-can-eat buffet for Chrysalis. [[/note]]
* BattleCouple:
** With Cadance. They use ThePowerOfLove to save Canterlot from Queen Chrysalis and her Changeling army in the first act we ''see'' them as a couple doing, considering the rest of the time it was with Cadance's impostor.
** In "The Crystal Empire" he [[FastballSpecial throws her]] like a javelin at a critical moment.
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't ever disrespect his wife Cadance. Twilight learned this the hard way when she called out Queen Chrysalis who fooled everyone else with her impersonation of Cadance during the wedding rehersal.
* BigBrotherInstinct: While very ([[VileVillainSaccharineShow justifiably]]) afraid of [[EvilOverlord Sombra]], he doesn't hesitate to take him on head-to-head to buy time for Twilight and her friends to escape.
* TheCaptain: He's captain of the Royal Guard.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Twily!"
* CoolBigBro: Twilight describes him as her "Big Brother Best Friend Forever" (before she moved to Ponyville).
* CoolPet: A [[{{Blooper}} misprint]] in the initial release of his [[http://theponyartcollection.tumblr.com/post/26391355776 trading card]] lists [[AllThereInTheManual his and Cadance's Element of Harmony]], [[ThePowerOfLove Love]], as also being his pet.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both are blue.
* CustomUniform: He gets special purple armor that's of a different design than the other guards.
* DeathGlare: Shoots one to Queen Chrysalis before he and Cadance kick her flank.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Alongside Princess Cadance, he casts a spell fueled by ThePowerOfLove to defeat Queen Chrysalis and her army, even after Chrysalis had defeated Celestia. The only reason Chrysalis stood a chance against Celestia at all was because the love for Cadance she'd absorbed from Shining Armor was stronger than Celestia's magic.
* DorkKnight: The comics show him to be this in his teenage years (and Cadance seems to suggest he's still this to some degree).
* DrillSergeantNasty: In ''Games Ponies Play'' where he's the trainer for the Crystal Empire athletes.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Twilight?]]: And boy, how disappointed he must have felt when his sister, whom he chooses for the Best Mare post, straight out accuses Cadance as evil. Turns out Twilight was right all along, even if it never occurred to her that this "Cadance" was an imposter.
* FourStarBadass: He's the Captain of the royal guard, which seems to be the closest thing that Equestria has to a Military.
* FrickinLaserBeams: He can fire these from his horn.
* GeniusBruiser[=/=]OneOfUs: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RWBlYtqc8ew/Ui8GSXRId-I/AAAAAAABhf4/s6-_wzjLq84/s1600/2.png The cover for one of the comics]] shows his high school yearbook. His photo lists LARP club, Math club, Chess club, and Cross Country.
** Expanded upon in issues 11 and 12 of the comics, where he is part of a gamer group playing games like [[DungeonsAndDragons Oubliettes & Ogres]], and [[MagicTheGathering Hocus Pocus: The-Get-Together]] in high school, and is apparently a talented musician, playing the Flugalhorn and the Keytar.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar[=/=]StealthPun: He's captain of the guard, and he's... got Cadance's back covered.
* HappilyMarried[=/=]OfficialCouple: With Cadance. Her love for his fiancée/wife empowered Chrysalis to god-like levels.
* HiddenDepths: The comics have revealed that he was part of the cross country team, LARP club, chess club, gaming club, math club, and an avid flugelhorn player. He also plays Equestria's version of ''DungeonsAndDragons''
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Princess Cadance seems trustworthy enough, even if she ain't in her best behavior. As it turns out, that's not how Cadance acts. It was Queen Chrysalis disguised as Cadance. Justified, as Chrysalis was brainwashing him.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He's Captain of the Royal Guard, and he's most likely named after this trope. His cutie mark even matches it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Heard at various points in "A Canterlot Wedding". In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Part 1]], it can be heard when he's first shown in the present day, when Twilight first comes to his house, and when he's explaining things after Twilight bumps into him. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Part 2]], it can be heard when he's first shown in the PreviouslyOn segment and when Twilight straightens his badge.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Meta-example; he was showcased as an upcoming toy months before his relationship to Twilight Sparkle was revealed.
* MagicKnight: Seeing as he's Captain of the Royal Guard and a unicorn. Usually earth ponies tend to be strong but magically inept while unicorns tend towards [[SquishyWizard squishy wizardry]], but Shining Armor is strong both physically and magically.
* MeaningfulName: He's a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight in]]... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yes]], but the Shining part makes his name share a light [[ThemeNaming theme]] with Twilight ''Sparkle'', while Armor refers to both his duty of defending Canterlot and his force field spell.
* NamesToTrustImmediately: He's named after the phrase "Knight in shining armor" and ''absolutely'' lives up to it.
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest, and Twilight will prove it to anyone who says otherwise.
* TheOneGuy: Not in general, but he is the only male pony to be released in the main brushable toy line or the Fashion Style brushable toy line.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The blue to Cadance's pink.
* PunnyName: He is a knight in shining armor...
* PurpleIsPowerful: His Royal Guard armor is purple and his magenta magic aura -- equivalent to Twilight Sparkle's.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He was very, very close to Twilight Sparkle and her only friend growing up. The first time we hear of him in-series is about 51 episodes in.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Is now ''Prince'' Shining Armor, having married ''Princess'' Cadance. He also coaches the Crystal Empire's team for the Equestria Games and handles announcing duties during the big event.
* SandInMyEyes: When Twilight becomes an alicorn and is crowned princess, Shining Armor maintains that he's not crying. They're not tears, it's "liquid pride". Totally different thing.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most of his personality is centered around his relationships with Twilight and Cadance, and in the six episodes he's appeared in, he hasn't had a whole lot of development or displayed any particularly notable character flaws. He gets a good bit in his focus comic book, however.
* SiblingYinYang: In comparison to his sister, Twilight is the one who enjoys being a librarian while he himself is a Captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard.
* ShiningGoodness: "Shining" is the first part of his name, and he is a loyal guard of Celestia.
* SoProudOfYou: Of Twilight when she becomes an Alicorn and a Princess.
* UnreliableNarrator: He relates the story of how he and Cadance got together in the comics. He [[BlatantLies embellishes for the sake of storytelling]].
* WhiteStallion: He checks all the status symbols; leader, knight, ''and'' prince.
* TheWorfEffect: Despite being physically in his prime, exceptionally gifted in magic, and the only major character with military training, he tends to fare poorly against villains.
** WorfHadTheFlu: Though it's justified in Chrysalis' case, since she deliberately targeted him beforehand, and he and Cadance are the ones who kick her flank.
* YouShallNotPass: In the Season 3 premiere, he stays behind to slow down Sombra so his sister and the others can escape to the Crystal Empire. He survives, but Sombra manages to implant dark crystals into his horn, blocking him from casting any spells for the rest of the two-parter.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Mane]]: His mane and tail are striped in three shades of blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Twilight Sparkle's Parents]]
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->'''Twilight Velvet:''' ''Oh, you know my Shiny? We're going to his flugelhorn recital tonight. He's just so talented!''
->'''[[FanNickname Night Light]]:''' ''He's going to make some young pony very happy one day!''

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]"

A white and blue unicorn couple living in Canterlot and the parents of the show's main character Twilight Sparkle. Not much is known about them other than that they helped their daughter get enrolled into Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns after she expressed an interest in magic. They cameo in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2]]", attending their son Shining Armor's wedding and again at the coronation of their daughter Twilight as a Princess in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]". The toyline gave the mother the name Twilight Velvet.

* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Parents]]: They haven't aged a bit since we last saw them in Twilight Sparkle's filly flashback. They practically look the same age as their grown up children, except for subtle bags under their eyes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Twilight Velvet's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:W4_Twilight_Velvet_Card.jpg collector]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9TkefXw45nQ/UHTPtJ4oCnI/AAAAAAAA78Q/uY1vcKknI5o/s1600/10+(Twilight+Velvet).jpg cards]] and Creator/{{Gameloft}} ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' LicensedGame description reveal that she "loves writing stories about adventures!" [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW The comic book]] even [[https://derpibooru.org/434693 implies]] that she's the author of at least one award-winning ''Daring Do'' book...[[http://comments.deviantart.com/4/16353457/3266991953 or]] [[https://twitter.com/AndyPriceArt/status/386224787217215488 something]].
** The idea of Twilight Velvet being the author of ''Daring Do'' was later disproven with the introduction of A.K. Yearling in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]]", while WordOfGod [[ShrugOfGod shrugs]] that the "Daring Do" award is just [[https://twitter.com/AndyPriceArt/status/410057262028570624 a name for a prestigious writing award]].
* AllThereInTheScript: The mother's name, Twilight Velvet, has only been used in the fourth and sixth waves of Blind Bags and in Creator/{{Gameloft}}'s ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' LicensedGame.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: To Shining Armor when he was younger. Calling him "Shiny" and using baby talk at him in front of Cadance.
* BalefulPolymorph: They briefly get turned into potted plants by their daughter in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]".
* {{Expy}}: Twilight Velvet is very clearly based on [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OXQcDqb1joM/TaqCQUwBF8I/AAAAAAAAA1A/0qW8qfaqwyo/s1600/twilight+mom.jpg the original G1 Twilight]] down to the cutie mark and hair colors. The father resembles a G1 German pony named Nachtlicht. Translated? [[FridgeBrilliance Nightlight]].
%% Don't add HimeCut. Neither Twilight Sparkle nor her mother qualify. Discussed in here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1313881982028334000&page=5#118
* GoodParents: They are very supportive of Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor.
* [[MulticoloredHair Multicolored Mane]]: Twilight Velvet.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Twilight Velvet is a near-PaletteSwap of her daughter, having the same tail shape, and a near-identical mane shape.
* TearsOfJoy: Twilight Velvet twice, first at her son's wedding and then at her daughter's princess coronation.
* {{Unnamed Parent}}s: Both parents are unnamed on the show but the mother is named Twilight Velvet in the toyline and in the game. Notably Gameloft passed up the chance to give [[FanNickname Night Light]] an official name, he's just listed as "Twilight's Dad" (he doesn't even have a DummiedOut name), though the place he and Twilight Velvet live in the game is called the Night Light Book Binding House.
[[/folder]]
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!Pinkie Pie's Family

[[folder:Shared Family Tropes]]
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[[caption-width-right:227:The family photo from "Pinkie Pride" showing all three of her sisters.[[note]]Clockwise from top: Marble Pie, Igneous Rock, Maud Pie, Cloudy Quartz, Limestone Pie. Pinkie's in the middle of course.[[/note]]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Terry Klassen (Igneous Rock, the father)[[note]]according to [[https://twitter.com/SamVincent71/status/295373575295213569 this]] tweet by SamuelVincent[[/note]]

A family of Earth Ponies who own a rock farm outside of Ponyville. On this farm, there was no talking and no smiling...until the pinkest of the family's daughters suddenly threw a party and brought laughter and sunshine into their lives. In the show, they've only appeared in flashbacks in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]", but four of them play a major role in the ExpandedUniverse TieInNovel ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'', which [[NamedByTheAdaptation reveals]] their [[AllThereInTheScript names]]: the mother Cloudy Quartz, the father Igneous Rock, the gray sister Marble Pie, and the bluish sister Limestone Pie. Enterplay's CollectibleCardGame has affirmed Igneous Rock's name, listing it with a trademark symbol. There is evidence that they have distant ties to the Apple clan, but it remains inconclusive for now.

Three other members of Pinkie's family have been mentioned on various occasions in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony Friendship is Magic, part 2]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies]]", and ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'': Granny Pie, Nana Pinkie, and a ([[NoNameGiven then unnamed]]) older sister, Maud Pie.

* AllThereInTheScript: All of their names except for Granny Pie, Nana Pinkie, and Maud Pie.
* ArtisticAge: Pinkie Pie's parents... mostly because of their dull color schemes and strict expressions.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: They appear to be Amish because of the somber agriculture thing.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: They received official names from the TieInNovel ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'', most likely due to trademark reasons.
* NiceHat: Igneous Rock has one that looks like a cowboy's.
* NotSoStoic: The moment when they saw Pinkie Pie's first party. The edges of their mouths were shivering and shaking so much as if they have not smiled in a very long time (if ever).
* PrimAndProperBun: Cloudy Quartz as part of the Amish look.
* RockThemeNaming: Except for [[OddNameOut Pinkie herself]], her family members are all named after kinds of rocks. Fitting, since they're rock farmers.
* TheStoic: The entire family until Pinkie introduces them to their first party. It's unclear whether they've moved away from this state of mind or have reverted back ever since.
* StoicSpectacles: Cloudy Quartz.
* ToughLove: Pinkie Pie's parents were strict and intent on training their children in the ways of rock farming by giving them hooves-on experience like manually moving ''an entire field'' of rocks from one location to another on a regular basis. The way they treated them were no better. As Pinkie puts it: "''There was no talking. There was no smiling. There were only rocks''."
* {{Unnamed Parent}}s: Igneous Rock and Cloudy Quartz are both unnamed on the show.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maud Pie]]
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->''"I don't know if you've noticed, but I don't show my enthusiasm for things quite in the same way my sister does."''

-->'''Debut''': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride Pinkie Pride]]"\\
'''Major Role''': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie Maud Pie]]"

-->'''Voiced By''': Ingrid Nilson

Pinkie's older sister, who has [[{{Understatement}} a thing for rocks]]. She and Pinkie have been close friends for years, and share a tradition of trading rock candy necklaces. She comes to visit in the episode "Maud Pie".

* AmbiguousDisorder: She has many traits that can make her seem rather "off", such as her slight pauses before speaking with others, her rather LiteralMinded responses to others' statements, her [[TheStoic rare display of emotion]] and her almost narrow-minded obsession with rocks. Unfortunately, these traits also make her seem almost unrelateable to anypony but Pinkie.
* [[ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Igneous]]: Rainbow refers to her [[{{Pun}} as such]].
--> '''Rarity''': [[LampshadeHanging Don't you mean "inside an enigma"?]]
--> '''Rainbow''': Nope. I mean "igneous". It's a kind of rock. [[DeadpanSnarker Ask me how I know]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker that.]]''
* AscendedExtra: Of Pinkie's sisters, she alone gets to be the main focus for an episode.
* BadassBookworm: Beneath her cold exterior, she's not only getting a "rockorate" (a scientific degree of some sort) and writing her own poetry, but can also [[SuperStrength reduce rocks to rubble almost instantly]].
* BewareTheQuietOnes: She may give off an emotionless, deadpan demeanor, but when Pinkie Pie was in danger, she demonstrates the lengths, and strength, she would go for her family.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: She will ''literally'' [[SuperStrength move mountains]] if Pinkie is in danger.
* TheBore: The other Mane Six minus Pinkie have a hard time connecting with her just because she's so boring to them.
* BrutalHonesty: A trait of hers that Pinkie inadvertantly acknowledges.
-->'''Maud:''' ''(drinks apple cider)'' It tastes like apples.\\
'''Pinkie:''' I told you she was super honest!
* CanonImmigrant: She's first mentioned (though not by name) in the "Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party" chapter book.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Definitely, but in a different way from Pinkie; she's obsessed with rocks and often randomly says what's on her mind. She also appears to be completely oblivious to the fact that others think that this is strange.
* TheComicallySerious: Her deadpan, serious expression of her incredible feats and odd quirks are comedy gold.
* CompanionCube: Her pet rock, Boulder.
* CoolBigSis: To Pinkie Pie.
* CreepyMonotone: How she speaks.
* DullSurprise: Her expression is so bland and unengaged, only Pinkie can tell whether she's excited or not.
* EmotionlessGirl: She hardly ever expresses emotion, never fully opens her eyes, and always speaks in a deadpan monotone.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When she is first introduced, Maud sniffs at a pebble on the ground infront of the Mane 6, immediately classifying it as a sedimentary rock in her emotionless, deadpan voice.
* ExtremeOmnivore: She [[EatDirtCheap eats a rock]] at one point.
* {{Foil}}: She's a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} like Pinkie, but expresses it in a far more deadpan fashion compared to Pinkie's hyperactivity.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: While Pinkie is too immature and childish, making her the foolish sibling Maud is more stoic and mature, making her the most responsible of the two.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Her cutie mark is only visible for a couple frames when she is in the middle of rescuing Pinkie. [[TheUntwist It's a rock.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pinkie Pie. They even like to share rock candy necklaces!
* LiteralMinded: Doesn't grasp Rarity's metaphor when she asks what her clothes are saying.
* MeaningfulName: "Maud" is short for "maudlin", which means "weakly emotional". On its own, it's an Old Germanic name that means "might" or "strength", which also references her [[SuperStrength physical power]]. Her full name, Maud Pie, sounds like "mud pie", which is apropos to her personality towards the Mane Six (i.e., as boring as mud).
* NiceGirl: She loves her sister dearly, even though she doesn't quite show it.
* PerpetualFrowner: She's only ever shown smiling in two separate scenes that aren't even in the same episode.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Ponies in general seem to be stronger than they look, but Maud takes it to an extreme.
* [[RapidFireFisticuffs Rapid-Fire Hooficuffs]]: Is able to break down solid rock using her forehooves as a jackhammer.
* RedOniBlueOni: {{The stoic}} Blue to Pinkie Pie's [[GenkiGirl energetic]] Red.
* [[RememberTheNewGuy Remember the New Girl]]: The mention of Pinkie having a third, older sister came as a surprise in the novel since the rest of her family is clearly seen in a flashback. In "Pinkie Pride", she's in a photograph of Pinkie's first party even though she wasn't present in Pinkie's flashback in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles".
* SiblingYinYang: Her stoic personality contrasts to her sister's hyperactive GenkiGirl personality.
* TheSmartGirl: Is an expert on rocks. The reason she's visiting is because she wants to hang out with Pinkie before she goes to get her "rocktorate".
* TheStoic: Rarely shows any kind of emotion. She even admits she's not as expressive as her sister.
** NotSoStoic: The only time she shows emotion is when Pinkie is danger. She also only smiles for Pinkie.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's so distant from the Mane Six, it's tough for them to believe she and Pinkie ever get along. However, her love for her sister and ability to literally move mountains for her well-being shine through.
* SuperStrength: Destroys a rock by throwing it so hard that the impact is not unlike ''a bomb going off'', and later drills into one with her bare hooves to save Pinkie from being crushed.
** And more subtly, she has no problem wearing Rainbow Dash's giant rock candy necklace, which even Rainbow herself had to drag along the ground.
* SweetTooth: Subverted. She and Pinkie like to share rock candy necklaces, but Maud doesn't really like candy. Instead of eating the necklaces like Pinkie, she saves them in a box.
* ThemeNaming: Kind of follows the mineral theme naming the rest of the family follows ("Maud" sounds similar to "Mud").
* WhenSheSmiles: She's only shown smiling twice: first in Pinkie's family photo of her first party ever in "Pinkie Pride", and second at the end of "Maud Pie".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinkie's Sisters]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:Limestone (left) and Marble (right)]]

-->'''Debut''': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]"

Besides Maud, Pinkie has two other sisters, Marble and Limestone Pie. Not much is known about them.

* AllThereInTheManual: WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/gmberrow/status/352541687517679618 confirms]] the individual identities of Marble Pie and Limestone Pie, which ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'' itself hints at but doesn't explicitly state.
* OCStandIn: Basing their personalities on their character designs, fans have depicted Marble Pie as a shy or melancholic pony named "Inkie Pie" with an amethyst geode cutie mark, while Limestone Pie is named "Blinkie Pie" and has a gold ore cutie mark. Alternatively, several fans saw Marble as background pony Octavia Melody, due to a similar (but not exact) color scheme and the way she reacts to Pinkie on stage in "The Best Night Ever" as if she's used to her sort of behavior.
* PeekABangs: Not a full blown one, but Marble Pie's bangs are long enough to cover 1/4 of her face.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Granny Pie]]

* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Mare]]: Granny Pie, according to Pinkie.
* TheGhost: Though we've never seen her, she was clearly important to Pinkie's childhood.
* OCStandIn: Granny Pie is depicted by fans as a white maned elderly pony with a lighter shade of pink coat due how she seems dear to Pinkie and, based on her song, seems different from the rest of her seemingly uncaring family. Sometimes she's also depicted as an elderly version of Surprise from G1, whom Pinkie Pie [[{{Expy}} was based on]].
[[/folder]]
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!Rarity's Family

See [[{{Characters/FriendshipIsMagic-TheCutieMarkCrusaders}} The Cutie Mark Crusaders]] for Sweetie Belle, Rarity's younger sister.

[[folder:Rarity's Parents]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sisterhooves Social]]"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TabithaStGermain (Cookie Crumbles) and Peter New (Hondo Flanks)[[note]] both according to [[http://imgur.com/egRde this]] email from RED Management[[/note]]

A pink unicorn mare and a white unicorn stallion[[note]]As shown in the "Elements of Harmony" guidebook[[/note]] couple. Sweetie Belle lives with them; in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sisterhooves Social]]" they leave her in Rarity's care before going on vacation, and in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple One Bad Apple]]" their house (including Sweetie's room) is shown, with the father [[AllThereInTheScript Hondo Flanks]] making a brief cameo fishing outside the house (wearing the same shirt and hat).

* AllThereInTheManual: Their house appeared in the German [[ComicBookAdaptation magazine comic]] ''Einfach rufus'' before appearing in the show.
** [[https://derpibooru.org/340934 Artwork in the "Elements of Harmony" show guidebook]] show that the father is a unicorn with a rather dashing hair/mane, and that the mother's cutie mark is a trio of chocochip cookies (with one having a bit taken out of it). Unfortunately, they're only identified as Rarity's and Sweetie's parents and given no other names. These visual elements are both affirmed in the episode "Inspiration Manifestation" when they are seen briefly with Sweetie Belle.
** The "Canterlot Nights" expansion of the Enterplay CCG gives the father and mother's names as "Hondo Flanks" and "Cookie Crumbles", respectively. Since this contradicts Gameloft's name "Magnum" (see below), this may be an example of an OrwellianRetcon.
* AllThereInTheScript: The Creator/{{Gameloft}} ''VideoGame/MyLittlePony'' app gives the father the name [[AscendedFanon Magnum]], which was a FanNickname.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: They have no class and love gaudy clothes. They don't even cringe ''at all'' at Sweetie Belle's cooking (on top of that, Cookie was the one who gave her the cooking lessons).
* AmericanAccents: Hondo has an exaggerated Midwestern accent while Cookie seems to be from {{Joisey}}.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Magnum" (meaning great).
* BadassMustache: Hondo owns one that makes him look like TomSelleck (hence his previous name, Magnum.)
* BeehiveHairdo: Cookie Crumbles; it's one more reason her ProperLady daughter is embarrassed by her.
* BigOlEyebrows: Hondo Flanks; again embarrassment.
* TheCameo: Hondo is seen fishing in the background of the episode "One Bad Apple", and both are seen at the Ponyville Foal and Filly Fair (minus their vacation clothes and thus actually showing Hondo's horn) in ''Inspiration Manifestation".
* GoodParents: Despite being embarrassing, they are shown to be very loving parents towards Sweetie Belle and Rarity, and they do raise them right.
* IronStomach: They truly enjoyed Sweetie Belle's horrible food, which included a glass of cinder (burnt ''juice'') and a bowl of bubbling ooze (it was '''''toast''''').
* LethalChef: Given Cookie's comments about teaching Sweetie Belle to cook, she was either being fantastically polite about Sweetie Belle's EpicFail of a breakfast or is just as bad at it.
** Considering her cutie mark, it is more likely the former or is simply quite patient with Sweetie.
* LovableJock: Jolly Hondo is a tall, bulky and manly stallion with three American footballs as his cutie mark, so he's either this or a football coach. Either way this trope still applies.
* NiceHat: Hondo wears a straw hat that is clipped in numerous places.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Cookie's coat is pink.
* {{Unnamed Parent}}s: Both parents are unnamed on the show itself.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: They're both the wacky parents to Rarity's serious child.
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!Rainbow Dash's Family

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An older male relative of Rainbow Dash's (implied to be her father) who appears briefly in a flashback. He is a lavender stallion with a rainbow mane.

* AllThereInTheManual: Named Rainbow Blaze in the "Canterlot Nights" expansion for the Enterplay CCG.
* InTheBlood: His card qoutes him saying that he taught Rainbow Dash everything she knows about flying.
* [[MulticoloredHair Multicolored Mane]]: Exactly the same as Dash's. It's pretty much indisputable proof that they're direct relatives.
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