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A group of seven pegasi ponies (five, initially) who become Equestria's main aerial defense force when the Wonderbolts are incapacitated. Driven by purpose and bound by friendship, they will do everything in their might to protect their homeland.
True Companions: While not as close as The Mane Six, they become those over the course of the war.
A blue pegasus pony, representing the Element of Loyalty and second-in-command of the Mirage squadron. Regarded as the fastest pegasus in Equestria. She's headstrong and determined to fight against even the most difficult of odds. Rainbow hopes to become a member of the Wonderbolts in the future.
In Wings of Unity, she takes flight once again, this time as the squadron leader and renowned as a truly exceptional flier as well as a honorary member of the Wonderbolts.
Callsign: Rainbow (aka Mirage 2)note Mirage 1 since Wings of Unity
Heroic BSOD: Being the Element of Loyalty, she doesn't take Gilda's betrayal very well.
Heroic Resolve: She wishes to avenge the Wonderbolts and protect Equestria with all of her heart.
I Am What I Am: Explains it to Firefly and later, to Gilda; that she learned to overcome her faults with a help from her friends and now she is the pony they see. The same on the outside, but different inside.
Implied Love Interest: Wings of Unity show that Rainbow has a mild (and most likely, one-sided) crush on Mobius, even though she is aware he might not appear in her life again.
It's All My Fault: Says it several times in chapters 11 and 12 of The Equestrian War, accusing herself of being unable to protect Medley and almost letting her die.
Rainbow Dash: I hate to break it to you, G, but youíve lost this battle the moment you attacked Firefly. No... actually, even back when you hurt Medley. But Iíve got to thank you for one thing. For challenging me! Thanks to you, I still have one more reason to fight and live! We may not be so different after all, but I can clearly see who is who. And youíre not yourself! But since there is nopony else in the sky besides us, now youíll get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see just how fast I really am!
The leader of the squadron. Upon her return to Equestria, she is permitted by Princess Celestia to form her own team in an attempt to help other ponies in defending their homeland. But she also has a personal motive for coming back. Being a determined and confident mare, she has a natural knack for being a leader. Though Firefly may seem cold and apathetic, she has a sensitive soul and is a likable, understanding pony.
Upon giving leadership to Rainbow Dash in chapter 18 of The Equestrian War, Firefly remained in the team as second-in-command. In the epilogue, she decides to live with Rainbow as her "older twin sister". In Wings of Unity, she stands with the others against the Exile invasion.
Callsign: Flash (aka Mirage 1) note Mirage 2 since Wings of Unity
A timid and shy pegasus pony, representing the Element of Kindness. She joins the Mirage squadron reluctantly, by Rainbow Dash's suggestion. Initially detests the war in every meaning, but upon seeing her animal friends being wounded by the griffin ruffians, Fluttershy begins to realize that fighting is sometimes the only option. She forms a deep bond of friendship with Rainbow Dash, as they have been friends since childhood.
In Wings of Unity, she once again finds herself facing the horrors of war. This time, however, Flutterhy is not hesitant to fight back.
Callsign: Butterfly (aka Mirage 5)
A Day in the Limelight: Chapters 3 and 10 of The Equestrian War focus greatly on her. So does the second part of chapter 17.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: At the beginning of Wings of Unity, she confesses to Rainbow that she had feelings for Shamrock, but when she met his girlfriend on a trip in Emareia and heard he wants to start his life anew, she accepted it, holding no biterness toward Shamrock's fiancee. Fluttershy additionally says she still views Shamrock as a dear friend, but nothing more.
Post-Victory Collapse: Though very exhausted and feeling immense pain after fighting Night Raven, Fluttershy doesn't collapse but remains semi-conscious. She passes out after Firefly congratulates her.
Has a brief episode of this when she sees the devastation the Exiles have brought on Fillydelphia. See Good Is Not Soft above for details.
One of many workers in Cloudsdale Weather Factory, she volunteers to join Firefly's team upon hearing of the griffin invasion. Lightning Bolt is quite intelligent and has a knack for all things mechanical. She's usually collected and reasonable, but there are times she slightly loosens her attitude. Lightning and Cloud Kicker are the best of friends and are rarely seen apart.
Since the epilogue of The Equestrian War, she and Cloud Kicker live together and they are quick to rejoin the squadron when another conflict erupts.
Signature Move: Shining Spark, a high-speed areal tackle boosted by Pegasus magic. She uses it to send both griffons and Exile fliers tumbling toward the ground, sometimes taking out groups of enemies all at once. It's also implied to hit hard enough to break an enemy's spine if she aims for their back.
An optimistic and cheerful young adult mare, she also worked in Cloudsdale Weather Factory prior to the griffin invasion. There, she met Lightning Bolt and befriended her. Since then, the two are rarely seen apart. Though she doesn't excel in any attribute, she's a good support and has great senses of sight and hearing.
Since the epilogue of The Equestrian War, she and Lightning Bolt live together and they are quick to rejoin the squadron when another conflict erupts.
Battle Cry: "May the sun and moon shine upon us!" It gets adapted by the rest of the team later.
Break the Cutie: In chapter 15 of The Equestrian War, hearing about the deaths of several ponies and witnessing Carrot Top's death made her burst into tears, much to her friends' shock.
Combat Pragmatist: In chapter 3 of The Equestrian War, she's rather confused by Fluttershy not finishing a falling griffon off and letting his comrades rescue him. This happens to be the very first time she goes into combat, and before Mirage's members have even been inducted into the military.
An average mare living in Ponyville with her little daughter, Dinky. Her whole life is turned upside down when the griffins attack Equestria. Thanks to Mirage squadron's assistance, she manages to rescue Dinky from her kidnappers and later, joins the squadron to help drive the invasion away. Though her outside appearance may suggest that Derpy is a silly pony, she possesses a great heart and is very empathic toward others.
In Wings of Unity, she lives together with Dinky and Pipsqueak, but rejoins the squadron when the Exiles invade Equestria. She cares deeply for her kids and would never want to see them hurt.
Mama Bear: In The Equestrian War, she takes on four griffons, who were all trained soldiers, by herself, when they kidnap Dinky.
Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Quips "Here's a special delivery!" when she bombs an Exile battleship in Wings of Unity.
Bonus points for scoring a One-Hit Kill on said battleship, blowing it to flaming wreckage.
More bonus points for a Total Party Kill on the crew of said ship. It blows up within seconds of the bomb-drop, and there is NO mention of even a single lifeboat floating around.
Still a young pegasus, Medley joins the Mirage squadron while helping them defend Trottingham in early phase of the war. She's a fast flyer and has a truly eagle-eyed sight, becoming a valuable scout. Medley idolizes Rainbow Dash. Despite the initial low self-esteem, she hopes to overcome her problems and aid her friends in defending Equestria.
She became Fluttershy's animal assistant in the epilogue of The Equestrian War. In Wings of Unity, she bravely stands up against the Exile invasion alongside her friends, determined to do whatever she can to help.
Palette Swap: Has the same design as Lightning Bolt, albeit a little shorter.
The Load: Sees herself as such at times. This is dropped after chapter 12 of The Equestrian War, specifically after a conversation with Rainbow Dash.
A purple unicorn, representing the Element of Magic. She is Princess Celestia's trusted student and is responsible for majority of the unicorn units. Having a great sense of organization and a nearly limitless magical potential, Twilight Sparkle serves as a great support to the main heroines.
An orange earth pony, representing the Element of Honesty. She's strong and somewhat stubborn. Taken prisoner by the griffins during the events of The Equestrian War, she is subjected to a painful experience, but is rescued by Rainbow Dash and the Mirage squadron. Applejack and Rainbow consider each other as best friends.
A white unicorn, representing the Element of Generosity. She doesn't like the war one bit, but decides to aid her friends nonetheless. Rarity has a tendency to making special uniforms and vests, which help the ponies in identifying their teams.
A hyperactive pink earth pony, representing the Element of Laughter. Though lighthearted, she does see the war in Equestria as a big problem and, before the Mirage squadron is sent on a crucial mission, she decides to throw a big party in their honor. Her cheerful demeanor is one of those things that doesn't change throughout the conflicts.
Twin winged unicorn sisters, rulers of Equestria. Celestia represents daytime, while Luna is responsible for the night. They are wise and confident in the abilities of their subjects, believing that despite differences on the outside, they are all equal inside.
Equestria's elite flying team, primarily known for performing various radical stunts on their air shows. However, they are also skilled fighters. Though incapacitated by the two griffin aces at the beginning of the war, they eventually recover. They aid the Mirage squadron and other ponies in several battles.
Captain of the Wonderbolts. Despite her outside look, she is always relaxed and level-headed. Spitfire sees Rainbow Dash as a pegasus with a potential to become a Wonderbolt in the future.
A mysterious pegasus from outside of Equestria. Regarded as a living legend and the best flier among the pegasi. Though he is silent all the time, his actions speak louder than words. Appears in Ace Combat: The Equestrian War.
A gray, red-maned adult pegasus, hailing from Emareia. He decides to join the conflict in order to help protect the land assaulted by the enemy. His attitude is slightly reserved. Appears in Ace Combat: The Equestrian War.
A green, black-maned adult pegasus, hailing from Emareia. He decides to join the conflict in order to help protect the land assaulted by the enemy. Compared to his friend, he is more willing to speak and outgoing. Appears in Ace Combat: The Equestrian War.
One of the griffins responsible for coup d'etat in The Griffin Kingdom and starting The Equestrian War. He is a cold-hearted soldier with an ambition. Black Star prefers to use cold logic rather than pointless violence and is quite cunning.
One of the griffins responsible for coup d'etat in The Griffin Kingdom and starting The Equestrian War. Red Cyclone is a brutal warrior and sees the ponies as weaklings, unworthy of living. He devises a plan that would culminate in the devastation of ponykind.
Defector from Decadence: When he witnesses Red Cyclone killing General Silverbeak and tells Blake about it, he sends him to Equestria to tell everything to the Royal Sisters. He is glad to oblige to this request.
Karma Houdini: One of very few griffins that isn't hit with repercussions after the war.
"G" / Gilda
An old friend of Rainbow Dash. She tries to convince Rainbow Dash to join her, but fails. She has her own reasons for being a part of The Equestrian War, but they remain unknown, as are her whereabouts since the battle for Ponyville. Returns for a final duel against Rainbow Dash to see which of them is the true ace.
Main antagonists of Ace Combat: Wings of Unity. A large group of ponies seeking to take Equestria over and establish their leader as the new ruler.
Leader of the Exiles. Originally a unicorn, she attended Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, but eventually became obsessed with gaining alicorn powers. Her methods were deemed dangerous by Celestia, who eventually banished her from Equestria for life. Fifty years later, she returns with an army under her command.
A Mother To Her Men: She actually cares for her soldiers no less than Celestia cares for her own ponies.
Could also be a Child Soldier, as he's described as the youngest of the Reapers.
Aurora's allies in Ace Combat: Wings of Unity. Each of them is based on one of the airborne fortresses from Ace Combat series.
The Dragon King. An enormous black dragon, he rules his kind with authority and willingly helps Aurora in her conquest of Equestria. He is based on the heavy commander cruiser P-1112 Aigaion from Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
Berserk Button: Harming anyone from his kind will piss him off. A lot.