The following are the characters in the Equestrylvania
fanfiction series. These lists also include several of the Background Ponies, if their portrayal here is different from the usual fanon.
Please see the original character sheets for the canon portrayals of established characters
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The Mane Six (Plus Spike)
Tropes Shared By All or Many of the Mane Six
The de facto leader
of the Mane Six. As the talented student of Princess Celestia, she aims to uncover the mysteries behind Castlevania, only to become its greatest enemy… and therefore its biggest target.
- Arch-Enemy: Makes one in the form of Actrise. However, since it's been revealed that the Castle also has it in specifically for her, it might seem like she has two arch enemies.
- Break the Cutie: The Castle is apparently out to get Twilight, and will never stop until it's achieved this goal. Heck, it might never stop.
- Bad Dreams: Is constantly plagued by these throughout the first book.
- Guile Heroine: The enemies she finds herself up against are way too powerful to take on head-to-head, so Twilight uses her brains to confront them.
- Heroic BSOD: Is crushed by one in the final scene of the final chapter of Book One.
- Science Hero
The most headstrong and loyal of the Mane Six. Her courage and will to fight will both be put to the ultimate test as Castlevania’s power grows…
A fashion designer on her way up in the industry, Rarity’s world was decimated when her little sister was victimized by the monsters of Castlevania. She now works with her friends toward ridding Equestria of his influence.
- Action Fashionista: Kills a bunch of mad dogs to protect her little sister.
- Big Sister Instinct: To Sweetie Belle.
- Heroic BSOD: Faces probably the most devastating one out of all the Mane Six. It takes her out of the climax of the first book.
- My Greatest Failure: Seems to be accepting that she fed Sweetie Belle poisoned food with as much grace as she can. Celestia would only know how she might have reacted if her friends failed to get the cure and save Sweetie Belle in time...
- Parents As Ponies: Her biggest grievance with her parents is that they spend so much time as a couple, they seem to forget that their children have specific needs.
Her bright personality is a strong, solid beacon in a world under Castlevania’s influence—which is why Dracula’s minions aim to silence Pinkie’s laughter once and for all...
Her kindness gives hope to those who have none, but her fragile emotions make her the perfect target for Dracula’s minions.
Twilight Sparkle’s loyal assistant. He lends his aid to anyone who needs it.
Tropes Shared by Most or All Castlevania Heroes
A mysterious time traveler on a mission to stop Dracula from ruining Equestria. Regardless of his allegiance, he seems to be hiding quite a few secrets…
- Arch-Enemy: The Chronomage
- Hurting Hero: Several of the Mane 6 come away from interactions with Aeon noting that he seems to be so hurt that, really, it's the only reason he can keep going at all — he's seen and felt so much suffering, sorrow and guilt that attempting to stop Dracula is the only thing that keeps him sane.
- It's All My Fault: By the end of the first book, he's dropped hints that he was the one who scattered Dracula's parts in hopes of preventing future risings, causing the resultant invasion of Equestria.
- Book 1.5 confirms this, revealing that he was manipulated into doing so by Galamoth, who wanted to usurp Dracula's position. The Mane Six comfort him, telling him not to blame himself.
- Man in White: In his natural form, he dresses all in white. In his pony form, he appears as a white unicorn stallion.
- Secretly Dying: As revealed in Book 1.5 his powers are waning, which indicates this is happening to him.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Rarity certainly admires his fashion sense.
- Shipper on Deck: For Jonathan and Charlotte.
- Sixth Ranger: To the Mane Six. (So... Seventh Ranger?)
- Stoic Woobie
- Time Master: Subverted. While he is able to control the flow of time in a single dimension to some degree, he is unable to do many of the kind of things one might expect a time traveler to do.
- Unwitting Pawn: Was this to Galamoth, who used his arrogance to trick him into scattering Dracula's remains.
- Verbal Tic: An interesting variation. He never uses contractions unless he’s upset.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn himself into a pony to better blend in with the locals.
A young man from the far-flung future, Soma Cruz is the reincarnation of Dracula himself. As such, he is a talented fighter and thinker, able to possess the souls and abilities of Dracula's accursed minions.
The cursed blood of Dracula runs through his veins. He feels it is his personal responsibility to repel his father's influence anywhere he goes.
- Dhampyr: Son of Dracula and his human second wife, Lisa.
- Stern Teacher: While it seems he's good at teaching the Royal Guards about the supernatural forces of Dracula, his authority still intimidates his students.
The successor of the Morris family of vampire killers, Jonathan Morris is a talented warrior whose blunt, laid-back personality obfuscates his natural fighter's spirit.
A young witch with a lot of talent. Don't treat her like a child.
A mysterious woman of beauty and battle. Bitter and cynical, but at the same time cool and supportive.
The Belmont. Not the successor. Not the latest of the lineup. THE Belmont. Dracula was supposed to have finally perished by his hands in the year 1999, but thanks to the Castle's escape from the timeline, it seems he must perform this act twice.
Other Castlevania Characters
One of the legendary Belmonts, Richter was the very last to battle Dracula. After he walked down the darkest path, the fate of his family was sealed, along with their power...
Other Heroic Ponies
The unshakable ex-Captain of the Royal Guard, Shining Armor does not hesitate to once again raise his shield when Castlevania appears…
A young Royal Guard, Tiger Cross keeps his unit together through his gentle, selfless behavior.
A complicated Royal Guard with a broken past. His strength comes from his
resolve to become better than his mistakes…
- Awesome McCoolname: His name is Shatterstorm; it speaks for itself.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Implied with Rainbow Dash.
- Crazy Awesome: How'd he get that cutie mark? He smashed a hurricane just by flying straight into it. The Cutie Mark Crusaders and even Rainbow Dash all think this is crazy yet awesome In-Universe.
- Determinator: Keeps slamming himself against a supposedly unbreakable cell door for hours nonstop until it does break.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Says this verbatim to Rainbow Dash after she learns of Shatterstorm's unpleasant history with mares.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. Shatterstorm's history of sexual abuse at the hooves of overly aggressive mares is portrayed as a seriously traumatizing matter and a justification for his hostility towards mares in general, as well as something that elicits the shock, disgust and pity of those who find out.
- Dulcinea Effect: To Twilight.
- Failure Knight: Failing to save his best friend, failing to protect himself from his mother’s advances, failing to avoid being taken advantage of by other mares… Kid’s got issues.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's on the side of good and he's out to help ponies as part of the Guard... but he's also a real dick.
- He Stallion Mare Hater: He doesn't seem to like mares very much, especially brash and aggressive ones like Rainbow Dash. Eventually justified in a very horrifying way; he's been abused by numerous mares, both emotionally and sexually, throughout his life. Starting with his mother. And yes, it's implied she was also the first mare to sexually abuse him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Speaks very fondly of Tiger Cross, implying they had this kind of a relationship.
- Hot-Blooded: Every bit as temperamental as Rainbow Dash.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Spike.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be an asshole, thanks to all his issues, but deep down he's a caring soul and dedicated to helping others.
- Jerkass Woobie: He's a jerk. But when you find out why he's such a jerk, you can't help but pity him. Much as that annoys him.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Spitfire.
- Mommy Issues: Caused by strongly implied Parental Incest.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: He's heroic, but quite the misogynist.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Tiger Cross' Blue. Interesting in that he's the one with the oceanic colors...
- Shower of Angst: Takes one at the end of Book 1. It's not the first time, either...
- You Need to Get Laid: Spitfire seems to think that he'll be better off if he gets a girlfriend.
A learned unicorn of egocentric demeanor, Roaring Yawn is considered an authority on all things Cryptological in nature—making him the perfect lead investigator for exploring Castlevania.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders
Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle — three fillies with something to prove, and nothing to lose! They're on a quest to discover who they really are.
The Royal Sisters
The Princesses of Equestria. Their regal duty to keep their home and subjects safe from harm is ripped from them the moment the Castle arrives.
- It's All My Fault: Celestia blames herself not only for being caught off guard by Dracula's forces, but is also implied to be carrying guilt for the other times she's been in no position to help her subjects.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Celestia is Blue, while Luna is Red.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Are currently trapped in their castle, which has been displaced into a dead dimension by the Castle.
- Shipper on Deck: Luna supports Celestia X Julius Belmont.
- Trickster Mentor: Celestia once hid Twilight's photo album on her using a spell that would keep its unique "aura" undetected by unicorns.
A young earth pony who, for reasons unknown, receives nightmarish visions from Castlevania itself. What is its design in terrorizing this seemingly ordinary mare...?
A quiet farmboy who supports his sisters and grandmother. His only real life goal is to keep his family and their livelihood safe.
- Gentle Giant: Uses his size and strength only when needed.
- Morality Chain: His presence was what it took to keep Applejack from killing Marble, which would have had some serious repercussions.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Just like in the show, Big Mac only ever speaks either to his family members or when he’s really upset. It’s also our first big clue that something isn’t right about Marble.
- The Quiet One
A plucky and unfortunate fellow. His quirky mannerisms and social ignorance make him difficult for others to understand.
Dreams of lifting the spirits of Equestria with her songs, as well as holding onto her belief in humans.
Lyra’s best friend who feels responsible for her well-being.
The Directors Three
A set of unicorn triplets whose combined magical abilities have made them a valuable asset to the world of pony medicine.
The captain of the Wonderbolts, she arrives in Ponyville to help with relief efforts.
A disturbing stallion gifted in the art of embalming. His antisocial behavior has made him a pariah to the other citizens of Ponyville, a fact that Dracula’s minions could exploit…
A travelling beauty who rolled into Ponyville a day or so before it was overrun with zombies. Her air of mystery and alluring appearance have captured the hearts of many stallions, but what hides behind her beautiful face? Is it good… or evil?
"I Lied to you, Pokey. Ab-About everything."
- Alto Villainess: Her voice is often described as deep and regal.
- Beauty Equals Goodness / Beauty Is Bad: Zigzagged all over the place.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: Tries to do this with Pokey after Actrise leaves her and she's arrested, but he refuses to abandon her.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Joined Dracula willingly, but ultimately refused to poison the foals in the hospital.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Thanks to the Magic Cross, White Dwarf now has a cross-shaped scar on her face. Definitely evil.
- I Have Many Names
- I Have Your Wife: Implied to be the reason she's still working with Dracula's minions even after refusing to poison the foals.
- Mare In White: Save for her magenta eyes and red stars cutie mark, Marble's color scheme is extremely pale.
- Mind Screw: So she isn’t Marble, but actually Actrise, except that she isn’t Actrise, just possessed by Actrise, but she still isn’t Marble because she’s actually White Dwarf because there never was a Marble to begin with. Everypony got all that?
- Porky Pig Pronunciation: She seems to especially have trouble with her F’s, B’s, D’s, and S’s. It does lend to her adorkableness, though.
- Villainous BSOD: After Actrise de-possesses her, Marble becomes crushed by her hopeless situation brought on by her bad decisions.
- What Could Have Been: Originally, she was going to just be Actrise in disguise. But so many readers saw this coming that the author rewrote her, fleshing the character out in the process.
After Shining Armor was incapacitated, Rose Blade took his place as Captain. His desire for power has driven him to commit unspeakable acts.
A Crystal Pony serving as Rose Blade's Vice Captain. His strength and speed are nearly godlike, making him an invaluable ally.
Nevermore the Perverse
Said to be one of the most evil unicorns to have ever lived, his controversial actions are what brought an end to the gruelling Ancient Pony Wars.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He concocted an effective poison that can only ever affect children, but at the same time concocted an antidote in case anyone ever dared to use the poison on his own kids.
- The Ghost: Never featured beyond getting name-dropped by a few characters, yet his reputation sets up quite a few elements for the first book's climax.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Shout-Out: To a certain famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
- Would Harm A Child: This is the most infamous of his actions. He created a dangerous hallucinogen that is swiftly fatal, but only affects foals.
Tropes Shared By All or Most of the Castlevania Villains:
- Psychopathic Manchild: Aeon describes them as such.
- Smug Snake: Actrise and the Chronomage in particular are quick to gloat when they have their enemies right where they want them.
The Lord of Castlevania. Has lived for centuries, risen from the dead each time mankind had fallen from the path of good. He now seeks to dominate all of creation, in all its dimensions.
The loyal retainer of Dracula, Death is not actually the spirit of death itself, but a demon in the familiar shape of the Grim Reaper.
A theater actress who, terrified of her own mortality, sold the soul of her daughter and 99 other children to Dracula in order to live forever.
- Arch-Enemy: Becomes one to Twilight Sparkle as of the end of Book One.
- Bad Boss: Her actions implicate that it certainly isn’t fun working for her.
- Deal with the Devil: As stated above. Twilight is sickened when she learns of this.
- She acts as an intermediary so Dirt Nap can make one with Aguni.
- Demonic Possession: Possesses Marble/White Dwarf when she refuses to poison the foals in the hospital.
- Evil Counterpart: To Twilight Sparkle. Intelligent, crafty, talented with many forms of magic, plans and plots everything down to the last possible detail. If it weren’t for her more-experienced air and complete disregard for sentient life, she’d be Twilight Sparkle herself.
- Evil Genius
- Faux Affably Evil
- Lady of Black Magic: Though the only female in the core group of Dracula's minions, she fills this role rather than that of the Dark Chick.
- Moral Event Horizon: Poisoned many of Ponyville's foals to blackmail Dracula's rib out of Twilight. Before that, she even casually experimented the poison and cure on sick foals just to make sure they worked. And then after that, she just keeps going.
- The Nicknamer: Doesn't respect anypony enough to use their names. Except for Twilight Sparkle.
- Spell My Name with an "S": A victim of the trope. In the original game in which she first appeared, her name was actually spelled Actrice, the French word for "actress".
- Villainous Breakdown: When she realizes that Twilight has cast a spell that'll more effectively hide Dracula's body parts, she starts screaming Twilight's name while beating the Chronomage (who was unfortunate enough to be standing nearby) bloody with her staff. This only lasts a few minutes, however, and she pulls herself back together.
- Wicked Witch: So wicked and cruel that even Pinkie Pie wants revenge on her.
- Would Harm A Child: Her backstory is that she sold 100 children, including her own daughter to Dracula for immortality and magical powers. So, naturally, she has no qualms about using a horrific poison on foals to blackmail Twilight into giving her Dracula's Rib.
A white rabbit-like demon whose existence seems to parody children’s storybook characters. His cartoonish behavior hides a sinister creature underneath.
- Adaptational Badass: In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, the Chronomage was merely an obstacle. Here, he is actively a villain that terrorizes Aeon, and his personality is greatly expanded on.
- Alice Allusion: To start with, he's a bipedal white rabbit who wears a waistcoat, carries a watch and is obsessed with time to the point he can manipulate it. The Chronomage goes beyond the pale by also speaking in nonsensical, often-rhyming gibberish of silly portmanteau words and completely made-up words, as well as wielding the Vorpal Sword from "Through the Looking Glass", which itself has a blade comprised of pure gibberish-words.
- Arch-Enemy: To Aeon.
- Dark Chick: While not unafraid of physical violence, he's the weakest and most support-orientated of Dracula's minions; the actual female of the group, Actrice, is the leader and its main magic-based provider of firepower.
- Hair-Raising Hare: This is one bad bunny.
- Laughably Evil
- Kick the Dog: Causes Bon Bon's cart to throw a wheel for no reason other than his own amusement.
- Monster Clown: Whimsical, sadistically jovial, prone to joking and singing while bringing harm to others. All he's missing is the face paint.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: Talks like this all the dimperdunked time.
"This Man" and "Ghostly Dog" (The Dead Mate) (Super Castlevania IV)
A pair of inseparable friends who work together to accomplish Dracula's demands.
An ancient fire demon of mysterious origins.
A group of witches serving the whims of their den mother, Actrise. Allison, Bella, and Chloe are the most outspoken of this group, and the most loyal.
A creation of the Castle itself.
A headless warrior who had been killed in a great slaughter.
- Warm-Up Boss: Shares this with the Great Bat. He gets defeated by Twilight Sparkle.
The Great Bat
An enormous vampire bat. Known to attack and devour horses.
- Warm-Up Boss: Shares this with Dullahan. He gets defeated by Shining Armor.
- Berserk Button: Aeon warns Bonbon that Mud Men detect other creatures by hearing, so loud noises drive them to attack the source.
- Blob Monster: They're living masses of mud that crudely imitate the human form.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Technically. They are living mud, known to attack using their earthy bodies as weapons.
- Evil Smells Bad: They are noted as having a particularly vile smell.
- Uncanny Valley: Invoked In-Universe: Bon Bon notes that, despite the fact she's of a different species and has only seen one human by this point, the Mud Men's crude imitations of human faces really makes them creepy.