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

!!'''Megan [[AllThereInTheScript Williams]]'''
A young cowgirl who lives on a (normal & not talking) pony farm, 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 ponies.

* AdaptationalBadass: Her toy version just seems to be a cute girl in a dress.
* 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.
* BerserkButton: Harming innocents beings. When she got past the shock of what happened, she got mad quick seeing Tirak's minions attack the ponies.
* CombatPragmatist: She kind of has to be, given her opposition and BadassNormal status. Tricking a giant crab into losing his balance, blinding the [[AGodAmI nigh-omnipotent]] Lavan for a few precious seconds by dropping a drape on his head...
* 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]]
* GirlinessUpgrade: Sort of. Compared to the pilot she's more feminine and motherly, also the leader of the group.
* TheHero
* [[IdealHero Ideal Heroine]]
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* NaiveEverygirl
* 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
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Molly's {{Moe}} girly girl
* TomboyishPonytail

!!'''Spike'''
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
* CharlieAdler
* 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.
* RealMenWearPink: He ''is'' pink.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Small, cute, cuddly, and ''pink''.

!!'''The Sea Ponies'''

* 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.

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

!!'''Firefly''', Pegasus
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
* {{Expy}}: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FiM]] [[LeeroyJenkins Rainbow Dash's]] personality is based off of her.
* TheLancer: To Megan in the first TV Special
* [[WolverinePublicity Firefly Publicity]]: "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.
* OCStandIn: In the Friendship is Magic fandom, she is often depicted as Rainbow Dash's mom.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Pony, Blue Pony]]: 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!''
-->'''CRASH!'''
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Medley's Girly Girl.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Medley''', Pegasus
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 Nice Girl]]
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Pony, Blue Pony]]: 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
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.
* 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
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 Straight Mare]]: 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
[[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
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Looks the role of tomboy, but is actually the girly girl of the Earth Ponies.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apples, and all things apple-related.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!'''Ember''', Earth Pony
A young filly that Twilight is protective of who gets kidnapped by Tirac's forces.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* [[TokenMiniMoe Token Filly]]

!!'''Tirac''', Centaur
The evil overlord of Midnight Castle. ''Not'' a nice guy in the least.

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating
* BadassBeard: Sports a very awesome one.
* BadBoss: ''Very'' bad boss.
* BigBad
* CastingAShadow: His Rainbow of Darkness
* TheConqueror: It took the BigGood to stop him.
* DarkIsEvil
* DeathGlare: A pretty potent one, too!
* EvilLaugh: Has a pretty good one, actually.
* EvilIsBigger
* EvilIsHammy
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSorcerer
* EvilSoundsDeep
* 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: Pretty much.
* {{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
* LargeAndInCharge: His minions are far from small, especially compared to the ponies, but even compared to a real horse, he's enormous.
* LargeHam: '''''BEHOLD, THE POWER OF DARKNESS! NOW BEGINS THE NIGHT THAT NEVER ENDS!'''''
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: The trope namer. Literally, he coined the phrase.
* ObviouslyEvil
* OffWithHisHead: Threatens to have Spike decapitated if Scorpan fails to get him four ponies to pull his chariot by midnight.
* OmnicidalManiac: Ask any physicist.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent
* 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'''ek'''".
* StarterVillain: But a most memorable one.
* TakeOverTheWorld: '''OF COURSE!'''
* 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 Would Hurt a Foal]]: Yes. Yes, he would.

!!'''Scorpan'''
Tirac's [[TheDragon dragon]], though he's not as bad as he looks.

* AntiHero: Type II, [[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.
* [[spoiler: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 Tirac has [[KickTheDOg kicked]] him enough times.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: The angle at which Tirac [[KickTheDog hits him]], which turns out to be a fatal error in judgment.
* HeelFaceTurn: When Tirac threatens to kill Spike.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* NiceGuy: Yes, very much so, actually.
* NobleDemon
* NobleTopEnforcer
* PapaWolf: See what prompted his HeelFaceTurn above.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Spike, the Baby Dragon.
* [[spoiler:PrinceCharming: Sure looks the part once free of Tirac.]]
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething]]
* {{Satan}}: Was intentionally designed to look 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. Tirac's pure evil, and Scorpan's not at all.

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

!!'''Sundance''', Earth Pony
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.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Pink.
* TheCutie: Yep.
* 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 Talking to Herself]]: 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
* {{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
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.
* PimpedOutDress: Wears a PrincessClassic-style one to a costume ball the ponies are holding in Megan, Savior of Worlds', honor.

!!'''Posey''', Earth Pony

!!'''Skydancer''', Pegasus
She brings Megan to Dream Castle, and then brings her back home.

* MulticoloredHair

!!'''Lickety-Split''', Earth Pony

* PurpleEyes

!!'''Powder''', Unicorn

!!'''Baby Surprise''', Pegasus

!!'''Baby Glory''', Unicorn

!!'''Baby Cotton Candy''', Earth Pony

!!'''Catrina'''
The villain of the second TV special. A cat witch who really likes her witch weed.

* CatsAreMean and {{Catgirl}}
* 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]]''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Broadway star Tammy Grimes, who also voiced Molly Grue from ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''.
* LastSecondChance
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: She seeks ''slaves''.
* PowerSource: Witchweed potion.
* 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 ever have guessed they'd see the day when ''MyLittlePony vs. The Violent Drug Addict''?
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.

!!'''Rep'''
Catrina's shapeshifting lizard sidekick. Wants to go back to the "good ole days". Voiced by ''PaulWilliams'' of all people.

* 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.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is not evil, but intimidated by Catrina, but he will ''not'' go so far as to killing anyone.
* HeyItsThatVoice: ''Paul Williams''. '''''Paul Frikkin' Williams!'''''
* 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: albeit nowhere near as nasty as the usual examples.
* 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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!!'''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
* 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

!!'''''Other''''' characters

!!'''Crunch the Rock Dog'''

* TakenForGranite: Everything and everyone he touches turns to stone.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: One by one the DwindlingCast is turned to stone before a giant dog-thing that seeks to destroy them just because it hates anything it considers 'soft,' which basically means 'not as evil as itself.'

!!'''Lavan the Magma Demon'''

* VileVillainSaccharineShow:

!!'''The Smooze'''

* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Yeah, [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed G1 has a bunch of these]]. A strong contender for the title of the ''worst'' is this stuff, an ever-spreading glop that buries all as it expands seemingly with no limits; if even a little of it touches you ''nothing'' will get it off and your personality will be warped into a JerkAss, so even if you live for now you're definitely ''out'' of the fight to prevent it from continuing its spread and eventually burying you and the rest of the world alive. It makes no special effort to go after sentient beings or settled areas; it spreads, period. That's what it does, that's what it ''is,'' and it doesn't need to hate you or even know or care that you're there to steamroll right over you and keep going. Its impersonal, all-consuming nature gets it compared to CosmicHorrorStory threats, and quite justly: the "cosmic" bit means you're doomed because ''you're just that insignificant'' before something that doesn't need to know you to kill you.
* VillainSong: ''Nothing'' can stop the Smooze! Yes, the stuff ''actually joins in,'' showing sentience only here. But really, knowing it's alive after all just makes it scarier. It also incidentally demonstrates with one line that it really doesn't distinguish between its supposed masters and the ponies:
-->Witches: No matter what you do, it's gonna get to you...
-->The Smooze, with one of its many faces looming over the witches' boat: And you! ''AND YOU!''