!!'''''My Little Pony TV Specials''''' Characters

!!'''Megan [[AllThereInTheScript Williams]]'''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Tammy Amerson
A young cowgirl who lives on a farm with (ordinary, non-talking) ponies, one day she finds a pink talking pegasus pony in her well and a duet later she's whisked away on an adventure to save the land of magical ponies.

* AdaptationalBadass: Her toy version just seems to be a cute girl in a dress. This version of Megan is a hard-working farmgirl who goes on to be a queen/mother-figure to a whole herd of ponies, including battling against all kinds of mad wizards and evil monsters.
* BadassNormal: When a dragon tries to kidnap a pony in front of her, her immediate response is to hammer-punch it. It doesn't work, of course, but she still tried. She's still tough enough to turn the tables against a lot of powerful baddies.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is a very kindhearted and motherly girl, but do not tick her off. Just ask Tirek...oh, right; she blew him to smithereens.
* CombatPragmatist: She kind of has to be, given her opposition and BadassNormal status.
* DeadpanSnarker: Briefly, though you'd probably snark too if a pink pegasus picked you out of the blue and treated you like TheChosenOne just because you said you could ride horses.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Has a huge pink hair ribbon.
* [[FarmBoy Farm Girl]]: Megan lives on a farm and even has her own (non-talking, non-pastel) pony named TJ.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Sort of. In the pilot she's tomboyish and an average farm girl. The second special gives her pastel clothes but keeps the general design.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She's a nice, motherly person. She also willing to kill if it means saving the ponies from evil villains, just ask what's left of Tirek.
%%* TheHero
%%* IdealHero
%%* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* MamaBear: As stated, she's the TeamMom, but harming the innocent is her BerserkButton.
* NaiveEverygirl: Megan is just a random girl Firefly finds and convinces her to help her.
%%* PluckyGirl
%%* RapunzelHair
* SummonEverymanHero: Firefly honestly was just looking for help, and Megan happened to be the first sentient being she came across. It helped the first thing Megan did was save her from a well.
* TeamMom: Maybe it's just because she's the only one around most of the time who has thumbs...
* TokenHuman: She is.
* TomboyishPonytail: She is a tomboyish seeming farm girl who perpetually wears a ponytail.

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

A baby dragon who was friends with [[TheDragon Scorpan]] and wants to help out as much as possible.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Very noticeable, the toy had bucked teeth and pronounced ears.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Purple as a toy. Pink here.
%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* EraSpecificPersonality: This Spike was very innocent and child-like. This would return in G4 (although that kid Spike would be more snarky), but in G3 Spike is an adult, although still small.
* HeelFaceTurn: Though you could argue he was just Scorpan's TagalongKid.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Small, cute, cuddly, and ''pink''.

!!'''The Sea Ponies'''
--> '''Voiced by:'''Ivy Austin (Sea Winckle) and Jeannie Elias (Wavedancer)

A group of travelling magical water-dwelling musical ponies, who are literal "sea horses", with a fishy/serpentine body and an equine head.

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Their musicial number in the first special.
* {{Scatting}}: Shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo, shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo.
* WackyWaysideTribe: In the first special, where the lengthy encounter with them doesn't seem to have any purpose beyond filling time and setting up a brief return later.

!!'''''Rescue from Midnight Castle''''' Characters

!!'''Firefly''', Pegasus
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/SandyDuncan

An adventurous, danger seeking pegasus. When ponies start getting kidnapped, she's the one who seeks out help (Megan) and is part of the rescue team. Despite only appearing in "Midnight Castle", Firefly is arguably the most iconic pony of G1 thanks to WolverinePublicity.

%%* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable: Kicked a dragon in the face decades before [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and blue eyes.
* {{Expy}}: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FiM]] [[LeeroyJenkins Rainbow Dash's]] personality is based off of her.
* TheLancer: To Megan in the first TV Special
* OCStandIn: For a long time, the ''Friendship is Magic'' fandom often depicted her as Rainbow Dash's mom, as a nod to how Rainbow Dash was originally meant to be Firefly in the show. However, a [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance later episode]] revealed her mom to be an original character called Windy Whistles.
* RedOniBlueOni: She's the red to Medley's blue.
* TemptingFate:
-->'''Firefly''': ''I'm going for the double inside-out loop!''
-->'''Medley''': ''But it's dangerous, Firefly!''
-->'''Firefly''': ''Danger's my life, Medley!''
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Medley's Girly Girl.
* WolverinePublicity: "Rescue at Midnight Castle" was later rereleased as "Firefly's Adventure", despite the fact she's technically not the main character. Firefly is also the ''de facto'' G1 pony - she had the most merchandise, was a major player in the British comics, and had a few toy re-releases.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her mane is blue.

!!'''Medley''', Pegasus
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sandy Duncan

Firefly's more level-headed friend. Doesn't actually go to Midnight Castle.

* CowardlyLion: An incessant worrier who gets easily scared and is quick to run. Still brave and loyal in a pinch.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* TheCutie: Yes, even among others cuties.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Firefly.
* IWarnedYou: Not a spoken example, but ''boy'' could she bring out this phrase if she were just a bit less nice. Danger is Firefly's life, and Medley is the one is likely to warn you that a dark, spooky short cut home is not a good idea.
%%* NiceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Firefly's red.
* TeamMom: One of two, actually. The other being Bowtie.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl half to Firefly's tomboy.

!!'''Twilight''', Unicorn
--> '''Voiced by:''' Laura Dean

A motherly unicorn who can teleport by wishing, she joins Megan and Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle.

* ChekhovsSkill: Near the beginning of the movie, she teleports down from a cliff to the ground. At the climactic scene, she teleports again to escape Tirac's minions and keep them from getting the Rainbow of Darkness back from her.
* CoolBigSis: To Ember.
* {{Expy}}: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]] [[SquishyWizard Sparkle]] is based off of her.
** LawyerFriendlyCameo: She appeared in a non-speaking role with some of her colors paled, as Twilight's mom of all things. Twilight's mother is even named "Twilight Velvet".
* MakeAWish: She is able to teleport using the magic in her horn by concentrating and saying, "I wish, I wish, I wish!"
* MamaBear: Her protectiveness of Ember is why she joins Megan and Firefly to go to Midnight Castle.
%%* MulticoloredHair
%%* PurpleEyes

!!'''Bowtie''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Laura Dean

An earth pony who joins Megan & Firefly on the quest to save the other ponies, and pretty awesome.

* BadassAdorable: Almost on Firefly's level. She fights off no fewer of the dragons than Firefly does.
* TheBigGuy: Of the FiveManBand
* BornLucky: She'd have to be. She narrowly averts capture ''four times'' over the course of a half-hour special.
%%* GirlishPigtails:
* HyperAwareness: Both times the ponies are attacked in their own home, she's the first one to spot the in-coming dragons.
* JumpPhysics: Of the land bound ponies, Bowtie is the best jumper and is quite skilled at it. She goes clean over the heads of Tirac's guards.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's no pushover, herself. She's just not quite on Firefly's level of adorable badassery.
* TheQuietOne: is definitely this. She has the fewest lines of the entire speaking cast, but all her lines are important.
* StraightMan: She is the calmest, most level-headed of the group, and seems to serve as De fact leader before Megan shows up.
%%* TeamMom
* TemptingFate: Asks ''What could happen'' when they're crossing a very old bridge with sections of board missing. Applejack finds out the hard way.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Of the Earth Ponies, Bowtie is tomboy to Applejack's Girly Girl, despite looking more like a Girly Girl than the latter..
* YouthfulFreckles: On ''fur'', no less!

!!'''Applejack''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sandy Duncan

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NUgUu2_gBc Is a silly pony]]. Joins Megan & Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle. Had a strange encounter with undersea denizens and turned into a dragon.
* TheDitz: Known for not using her "horse sense".
* EraSpecificPersonality: In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Applejack becomes one of the [[LightningBruiser most athletic]] ponies in Ponyville, compared to her former clumsiness.
* {{Expy}}: She has the same design as the first ''My Pretty Pony''
%%* GreenEyes
%%* TheKlutz
%%* DumbBlonde
* LostInImitation: [[MemeticMutation Who's a silly pony]]? ''Not'' this one! The WalkingDisasterArea AJ is actually the ''UK comic book version.'' This one shows no clumsiness; her one accident is a bridge that was ''clearly'' far from up to code. If you ''know'' about the comic book version, it's easy to imagine a perfectly sturdy bridge breaking because it's ''her,'' but again, it's clearly not the case. Also, ending up covered in smashed apples was Firefly's fault; she tried a stunt and flew into AJ and her barrel of apples. Also, this AJ ''looks'' so much like the ''FIM'' version that she's equally liable to end up being portrayed the same, even though she didn't have that personality. Of course, because she's a one-shot character whose only importance is having a bridge break so the sea ponies could show up, you kinda ''have'' to look to the other versions to give her a personality.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Looks the role of tomboy, but is actually the girly girl of the Earth Ponies.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apples, and all things apple-related.
* YouthfulFreckles: She has freckles on her fur.

!!'''Ember''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Lynne Lipton

A young filly that Twilight is protective of who gets kidnapped by Tirac's forces.

%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* TokenMiniMoe: She is the youngest pony. In fact, Ember was the first foal introduced in the franchise.

!!'''Tirek''', Centaur
--> '''Voiced by:''' Victor Caroli

The evil overlord of Midnight Castle. ''Not'' a nice guy in the least. For tropes about his G4 counterpart, see Characters/FriendshipIsMagicMajorVillains.

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Nobody likes Tirek. His own minions either are brainwashed or are loyal out of fear.
* BadassBeard: Sports a very awesome one.
* BadBoss: ''Very'' bad boss.
* BigBad: He is the sole villain of the special.
* BigRedDevil: Aside from his centaurine lower half, his bright red skin, horns and general malevolence certainly make him look the part.
* BreakoutVillain: Despite only being a one-shot villain who got killed off in his premiere, Tirek has become the most well-known and most popular villain in the G1 continuity for being [[VileVillainSaccharineShow a surprisingly vile piece of work]]. Him appearing in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and becoming a SatanicArchetype and the antagonist for the fourth season's finale was only surprising in that the writers were supposedly unable to add the characters of previous generations aside from Applejack.
* CastingAShadow: His Rainbow of Darkness.
* TheConqueror: It took the BigGood to stop him.
* DarkIsEvil: His overlying motif. His goal is to create TheNightThatNeverEnds and he uses the Rainbow of Darkness to do his work.
* DeathGlare: A pretty potent one, too!
* EvilLaugh: Has a pretty good one, actually.
* EvilIsBigger: As the BigBad of the film, he towers over ''everything'' in the film, even his draconic mooks.
* EvilIsHammy: He hams it up without shame.
* EvilOverlord: He's the resident "king of evil" type, and he rules thanks to his powerful evil magic, so he's both.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Complete with a PowerEchoes effect.
* TheFaceless: For the first half of the special, he is shrouded in shadows before TheReveal.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: No DisneyVillainDeath for this guy. He gets ''torn apart by the Rainbow of Light''. After being torn apart, he is destroyed on a giant explosion so the audience clearly gets that he's ''dead''.
* ForTheEvulz: We aren't really given a reason why he wants to make the night last forever.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even outside of his KickTheDog moments, he's also so full of himself he insists on his minions bowing to him whenever they are in his presence.
* KickTheDog: ''Loves'' doing this to Scorpan, but then TheDogBitesBack.
* KnightOfCerebus: Put it like this. The first few minutes are laughing, sun-light ponies playing and having fun. Then Tirek appears, with his sinister deep voice and his pulsating, freakishly heartbeat-like bag of magic, and everything goes to hell.
* LargeAndInCharge: His minions are far from small, especially compared to the ponies, but even compared to a real horse, he's enormous.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: The trope namer. Literally, he coined the phrase.
* ObviouslyEvil: You just need to look at this guy to know he's bad news.
* OhCrap: When the Rainbow of Light overpowers the Rainbow of Darkness and comes for him.
* OffWithHisHead: Threatens to have Spike decapitated if Scorpan fails to get him four ponies to pull his chariot by midnight.
* OmnicidalManiac: Ask any physicist. A never-ending night would freeze the world solid, and kill all plants before that.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: He's red-skinned and horned, seeming to make him a cross between this and BigRedDevil.
* PerpetualFrowner
* TheReveal: When he's finally seen, he is revealed to be a demonic centaur creature.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Before TheReveal.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is often spelled "Tir'''ac'''". Tirak is also not entirely unheard of. One video release even spells it Tearek. (If it helps, ''[=FiM's=]'' credits give his name as Tirek, but the script and pitch-bible of the original pilot spell it 'Tirac'.)
* StarterVillain: But a most memorable one.
%%* TakeOverTheWorld:
* ThisCannotBe: When his Rainbow of Darkness is ''eaten'' by the Rainbow of Light.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The hailing lord of the trope in MyLittlePony media until his [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4 incarnation]] took his spot. Yes, the only thing that can beat him at his own trope is himself!
* WouldHurtAChild: Yes. Yes, he would. He gladly abducts foals and uses them to create his monstrous draconic minions, and threatens to have Spike, a baby dragon, executed.

--> '''Voiced by:''' Ron Taylor

Tirek's [[TheDragon dragon]], though he's not as bad as he looks.

* AntiHero: [[spoiler:After his HeelFaceTurn by the end of ''Midnight Castle'']].
* AntiVillain: He's not a cruel or even mean fellow. He's just stuck working with a ''very'' BadBoss.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: He used to be human, a prince, in fact]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: In contrast to his BadBoss, Scorpan has the face of a demon, and the heart of a hero.
* TheDogBitesBack: Once Tirek has [[KickTheDog kicked]] him enough times.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: The angle at which Tirek [[KickTheDog hits him]], which turns out to be a fatal error in judgment.
* HeelFaceTurn: When Tirek threatens to kill Spike.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He certainly looks terrifying, and he serves Tirek... but he's being forced to work for the demonic centaur and is actually a noble, peaceful soul who hates what he must do.
* MixAndMatchCritters: He looks something like a chimpanzee with the face of a wolf and bat-like wings.
* NiceGuy: Yes, very much so, actually.
* NobleDemon: He serves the BigBad, but only due to being forced, and even despite his monstrous appearance he's actually a very noble soul.
* NobleTopEnforcer: The leader of Tirek's mooks is actually the nicest guy around.
* PapaWolf: See what prompted his HeelFaceTurn above.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Spike, the Baby Dragon.
* PrinceCharming: [[spoiler:Sure looks the part once free of Tirac.]]
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* {{Satan}}: Was intentionally designed to look something like the traditional image of the lord of darkness as a RedHerring to hide the fact that he was a MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold.
* SourSupporter: It's made clear he has no love for his ''master'' very early on.
* TheStarscream: With good reason, too. Tirek's pure evil, and Scorpan's not at all.

!!'''''Escape from Catrina''''' characters

!!'''Sundance''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Laura Dean

More or less the star pony of the second special, she's a tad klutzy, but is a really good jumper.

%%* ApologizesALot
* ChekhovsSkill: She's a great jumper. A fact that ends up saving the life of Baby Moondancer.
%%* TheCutie
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She thinks ''very'' lowly of herself, no thanks to Sparkler. Arguably a much less annoying example than Shady.
* TheKlutz: She's great at jumping high into the air, much like Bowtie was. It's landing where she has trouble.
* TalkingToHimself: Laura Dean, who voiced Sundance, also voiced Baby Cotton Candy.
* WalkingDisasterArea: In the first few minutes, she manages to almost drown Baby Moondancer, ruin a banner, and catapult a unicorn and Baby Dragon through the air into buckets of paint. By accident.

!!'''Sparkler''', Unicorn
--> '''Voiced by:''' Ivy Austin

* {{Expy}}: Rarity from ''Friendship Is Magic'' is based on her.
* {{Jerkass}}: Admittedly, we only see her after Sundance has accidentally has ruined a banner she and another pony have worked hard on. Then later catapulted into the air by Sundance which resulted in her being covered her in paint, but she remains very rude and unkind to the poor mare all throughout the special without a single PetTheDog moment.

!!'''Baby Moondancer''', Unicorn
--> '''Voiced by:''' Alice Playten

Despite an adult Moondancer appearing in the previous special as a background pony, this filly Moondancer gets kidnapped by Catrina.

* TheCutie: The other one of the special.
* DistressedDamsel: As early as her first few minutes in the special. She's accidentally knocked into the river by Sundance (I'm beginning to sense a pattern here) and almost drowns. She's later kidnapped by Catrina and Rep.
* InvisibleParents: Her mother never appears in the special despite being in the previous one.
* PimpedOutDress: Wears a PrincessClassic-style one to a costume ball the ponies are holding in Megan, Savior of Worlds', honor.

!!'''Posey''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Nancy Cartwright

* AscendedExtra: She doesn't get to do much here, so you'll have to check the [[Characters/MyLittlePonyAndFriends the regular series' character section]] if you want to know her better. But while most characters from the two specials don't return, this ''background pony'' goes on to be a main character in the show, and remain that way despite Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s MerchandiseDriven shows usually having a high cast turnover, with only latest toys getting major roles. The only pony character to be in both this special and the final episode of the show? You're lookin' at her. (The only ''character'' who can say that is Spike; intro'd in the first special, he alone is there from beginning to end; not even Megan and her siblings can say that.)
* {{Expy}}: Fluttershy from ''Friendship Is Magic'' is based on her.

!!'''Skydancer''', Pegasus
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jeannie Elias

She brings Megan to Dream Castle, and then brings her back home. Pretty much took over for Firefly.

%%* MulticoloredHair

!!'''Lickety-Split''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Katie Leigh

%%* PurpleEyes

!!'''Powder''', Unicorn
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jeannie Elias

!!'''Baby Surprise''', Pegasus
--> '''Voiced by:''' B.J. Ward

!!'''Baby Glory''', Unicorn
--> '''Voiced by:''' Katie Leigh

!!'''Baby Cotton Candy''', Earth Pony
--> '''Voiced by:''' Katie Leigh

--> '''Voiced by:''' Tammy Grimes

The villain of the second TV special. A cat witch who really likes her witchweed potion, Katrina enslaved the Bushwoolies and forced them to make her potion. When they escape, she decides to enslave the ponies for the same purpose.

* BlowYouAway: When on her drug, she can blow hurricane force winds.
* CatFolk: She's an anthropomorphic cat. She's of the kind that look more like a humanoid with catlike characteristics than an upright cat, with very humanoid anatomy and human hair.
* CatsAreMean: She is an anthropomorphic cat and the villain. Subverted in that her anger is mostly due to her drug addiction and she gets better later.
* DrugsAreBad: Why, yes. Their side effects include random growth in size, insanity, homicidal tendencies, political incorrectness, and lightning shooting from your freakin' eyes!
%%* FaceHeelTurn
* FantasticDrug: Witchweed potion. It increases her magic power several times over, but has the side effect of insanity.
* InterspeciesRomance: She's a {{Catgirl}}, and her boyfriend Rep is a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[LizardFolk lizard man]].
* HeelFaceTurn: ''[[LastSecondChance Just]]''.
%%* LastSecondChance
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: She seeks ''slaves''.
* PowerSource: Witchweed potion. She cannot do her magic unless she has recently drunk it.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: While still addicted to the witchweed potion. Inverts this after she's off it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Thanks to her FantasticDrug.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before she discovered the witchweed.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Nowhere near to the extent as Tirac, but still, who would have guessed that one of the earliest MLP cartoons boiled down to ''Franchise/MyLittlePony vs. The Violent Drug Addict''?
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.

--> '''Voiced by:''' Music/PaulWilliams

Catrina's shapeshifting lizard sidekick. Wants to go back to the "good ole days", when he and Catrina were in love and she wasn't a crazed villainess.

* DomesticAbuse: When we first meet Rep, he's very poorly treated by his girlfriend Catrina. She treats him more like a servant and batters him about a few times. The show ''does not'' treat this like it's okay.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He is not evil, but intimidated by Catrina, but he will ''not'' go so far as to killing anyone. Catrina trying to kill Baby Moondancer is the point he turns on her.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He loses a fight to a ''foal''. Before that, he lost a fight to a bunch of harmless little fluffballs.
* InterspeciesRomance: A {{Catgirl}} and a LizardFolk shapeshifter.
* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually. At first he's too much a sap to stand up to Catrina, but once she starts trying to kill ponies, he finally puts his foot down.
* LizardFolk: He resembles a bipedal lizard with a strange, beak-like mouth.
* MoralityPet: ''Tries'' to be this to Catrina, but he's usually ignored or pushed around.
* NiceGuy: Even more so than Scorpan.
%%* PunchClockVillain
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Rep has the power to change into a form he wants of any size, strength, and weight he wants. Yet he keeps turning into small, easily defeated forms. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end of the episode, when he turns into a bull and knocks Catrina into her lair's well.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can change his shape on a whim, although he doesn't seem to be able to change his color scheme.

!!'''The Bushwoolies'''
Small furry dudes who used to be Catrina's slaves, until they decided to high tail it out of there. They help the ponies rescue Baby Moondancer.

%%* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
%%* HiveMind
* MadeASlave: They used to live free in their underground home, until Catrina arrived, enslaved them and started forcing them to brew witchweed potion for her.
* PrisonBreak: When they decide they've had enough of being Catrina's slaves. So they all ''roll through a big freaking hole in the wall'' leading directly outside into a forest. TheAlcatraz Catrina's abode was not.
%%* SmallAnnoyingCreature
%%* TooDumbToLive