Characters / Friendship Is Magic: Background Ponies – Special Ponies
aka: Friendship Is Magic-Background Ponies-Special Ponies

These ponies are a little bit more special than the other background ponies. They play a bigger role than a common background pony but not as big as a minor character's. They are created by the show's staff for a specific purpose in mind or possess a distinct character design rarely or not seen in other background ponies. They rarely appear and most of them have only appeared once but when they do appear, their characterization is more consistent than most if not all common background ponies who gets a chance of playing a minor role.

Determining a special background pony:

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Recurring Extras:

    The Nurse Ponies 
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"Where does it hurt?"note 
"Oh thank you Twilight! We need all the help we can get!"note 

Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball (Nurse Redheart and Nurse Snowheart)note  and Cathy Weseluck (Nurse Sweetheart)note 

Multiple nurses have appeared throughout the series, all of them female earth ponies with cross-and-hearts cutie marks of various colors. Two nurses, one with a white coat and pink mane (Nurse Redheart) and another with a blue coat and green mane ("Nurse Tenderheart") are introduced in "Applebuck Season" after everypony gets sick from Applejack's muffins. Redheart is later seen working at Ponyville Hospital's nursery in "Baby Cakes", telling Pinkie to quiet down while the newborns are trying to sleep. Three more nurses ("Nurse Sweetheart", "Nurse Snowheart", and "Nursery Rhyme") are introduced in "Read It and Weep", where we also see other areas of Ponyville Hospital. Snowheart is later seen in "Just for Sidekicks". Before the toy line gave Nurse Snowheart her official All There in the Script name, she was given the Fan Nickname Nurse Coldheart.

  • The Big Girl: Nurse Sweetheart is by far the largest of the nurse ponies. Possibly also the oldest.
  • Custom Uniform: Not very noticeable at first glance but if you examine more closely you'll see that Nurse Redheart's (and probably also her Palette Swap; Nurse Tenderheart) nurse hat has a differently designed logo compared to the other nurse ponies. Her logo consists of a thick red cross with small pink hearts on each of its corners while the rest of the nurses have nurse hats with a thin white cross (also with small pink hearts) and is enclosed in a red circle.
  • Expy: Design-wise, without the hat and red cross, Nurse Redheart looks a lot like G1 Sundance.
  • The Medic: All of them.
  • Multicolored Hair: Nurse Sweetheart has purple and white stripes similar to those of Twilight Sparkle's mother.
  • Palette Swap:
  • You Gotta Have Blue Mane:
    • Nurse Snowheart.
    • Nurse Tenderheart has green hair.
  • Stock Costume Traits: They all wear white nurse hats with Red Cross-ish symbols on it to signify that they're nurses or part of the hospital/medical staff.
  • Tagalong Kid: Nursery Rhyme. She appears to be a qualified nurse for some reason even though she should still be in school at her age. That or she's Older Than She Looks.

    The Flower Trio 
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That scroll bar is horrifying!note 
"The horror! The horror!"

Speaking Appearance: (All Three) "Applebuck Season", "Bridle Gossip", "The Cutie Pox", "A Friend in Deed" and "Slice of Life"

Daisy, Roseluck, and Lily Valley; A trio of flower-themed earth ponies who tend to overreact to tragedies such as Zecora coming into town, a stampede of wild bunnies and Applebloom's cutie pox.

To see their individual character profiles go to the Common Background Ponies page.

  • Catchphrase: "The Horror! THE HORROR!", shouted out thus far by Lily and Rose but not Daisy. Subverted in their appearance in "The Cutie Pox". They get all worked up and panic but none of them say the line.
  • Drama Queen: They can give Rarity a run for her money. In "Slice of Life", their simultaneous fainting over Derpy's request is quite impressive.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: This trope is their Running Gag.
    • Subverted in the Comic-Con 2011 poster/desktop background, where they look quite concerned by the fact that there's a cockatrice right there in front of them.
    • Subverted again in the Season 2 poster, where they all look terrified because Queen Chrysalis herself is standing next to them, giving them an evil glare to boot.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Daisy, Rose and Lilly.
  • Flower Motifs: Each of them are themed after a specific kind of flower.
  • Set Bonus: In the Enterplay CCG game, each of the Trio has their own card with different abilities, but effect of one can feed into another, as such to create a powerful card combination with all three in play.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Their catchphrase, "The horror! The horror!" is taken directly from Heart of Darkness.
    • In Season 4, Roseluck has been seen paired with Doctor Whooves, playing off Doctor Who companion Rose Tyler.
  • Running Gag: They will each say something about the unfolding tragedy one by one then start panicking which causes everypony around them to gallop away and hide inside their houses as well.
  • Theme Naming: Named for their flower cutie marks. They even lament the loss of their flower gardens in "Applebuck Season".

    Mr. Greenhooves 
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Greenhooves' his name. Gardening's his game.
"Let the professional handle it."

Debut: "Boast Busters"
Speaking Appearance: "The Best Night Ever" and "Putting Your Hoof Down"

An elderly earth pony who has a goatee and wears a funny-looking hat. Mr. Greenhooves has non-speaking appearances in "Boast Busters", "Bridle Gossip", "Feeling Pinkie Keen", and "The Return of Harmony – Part 1". In "Apple Family Reunion", he appears in two shots respectively at the hoedown and later, but isn't included in the family photo. He was designed as "Hayseed Pony" by Ridd Sorensen.

    DJ Pon-3 / Vinyl Scratch 

    Octavia Melody 

    Octavia Melody's Bandmates 
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The band as of "The Best Night Ever" and "Sweet and Elite", respectively from top to bottom.note 
"This is going to scratch my gold leaf!"note 

Just because Octavia Melody's the most well known doesn't mean the fans have forgotten her bandmates. In her first appearance, Octavia is seen playing with a male piano player (Frederick Horseshoepin), a female sousaphone player (Beauty Brass) and a male harp player (Parish Nandermane). Parish returns with Octavia in "Sweet and Elite" alongside new bandmates: two violin players (one male and one female) though there aren't any widely accepted nicknames for them yet. The Gala band also has a country music counterpart that plays in "Luna Eclipsed" and (minus the piano player) "Apple Family Reunion".

  • Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals: All of them, Octavia included, wear white collars and bowties. This seems to be their standard "attire" of sorts.
  • All There in the Script: Frederick, Beauty and Parish's names are only shown in Gameloft's mobile game.
  • Ascended Fanon:invoked Their Fan Nicknames were made official by Gameloft's mobile game, with just a few differences.note 
  • Custom Uniform: The sole exception would be Symphony (the female violin player) who for some reason is wearing a purple tie instead.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: All of them.
  • Determinator: Frederick is the only one that continues playing despite Pinkie's antics onstage. Now that's dedication!
  • Impractical Musical Instrument Skills: How can they even play those instruments with their hooves anyway?
  • Named After Somebody Famous:
    • Frederick Horseshoepin was named after the pianist Frédéric Chopin.
    • Parish Nandermane was possibly named after the harpists Elias Parish Alvars (born Eli Parish) and François Joseph Naderman.
  • Revolving Door Band: Frederick Horseshoepin and Beauty Brass were replaced by two new bandmates on their second appearance. Whatever happened to the two is up for interpretation.

    Mr. Waddle 
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"Aww, shucks, Miss Pinkie, you flatterer you!"

Debut: "The Mysterious Mare Do Well"
Speaking Appearance: "Hearts and Hooves Day" and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue #9 story Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair

An elderly, glasses-wearing earth pony with a Bubble Pipe cutie mark. He was first seen in the second openingnote  and first appeared in the show proper in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" (as one of four elderly ponies Rainbow Dash saves from a collapsing balcony). He's since appeared in "Hearts and Hooves Day" (twice, first at a funeral which Sweetie Belle interrupts and later standing beside an elderly earth pony mare), "A Friend in Deed" (in which his name is revealed when Pinkie Pie compliments him), "A Canterlot Wedding – Part 2" (attending the wedding beside the same elderly earth pony from before), "Too Many Pinkie Pies", and "Sleepless in Ponyville". He was designed as "Incidental Senior Pony #3" by Rebecca Dart.

    Truffle Shuffle the Teacher's Pet 
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"Yay!"

Debut: "Family Appreciation Day"
Speaking Appearance: "Ponyville Confidential"

Voiced by: Cathy Weselucknote 

A chubby gray earth pony colt introduced in Season 2, he's become something of a recurring background character in CMC episodes. Most likely introduced to show that Cheerilee's school does in fact have colts beyond Snips and Snails. Before Gameloft's My Little Pony Licensed Game gave Truffle Shuffle his Dummied Out All There in the Script name (originally a Fan Nickname referencing "Chunk" from The Goonies), he was given multiple Fan Nicknames, including Butterball and Chowder.

    The Crystal Ponies 
Voiced by: Nicole Oliver (Crystal Pony #1), Tabitha St. Germain (Crystal Pony #2), Cathy Weseluck (Crystal Pony #3 & Librarian), and Andrew Francis (Crystal Pony #4)

The denizens of the Crystal Empire. They were a peaceful and loving race before the rise of King Sombra, who enslaved them and made their lives miserable. When not depressed they have sparkling coats and crystalline manes, and their most valued tradition is a fair that powers their most sacred relic the Crystal Heart, which makes them (and non-Crystal Ponies) even more sparkly. As of "Magical Mystery Cure", they've also been seen in Ponyville and Canterlot.

  • And I Must Scream: The Crystal Ponies were kept as Sombra's Slave Race, and have spent the last thousand years after his defeat with no contact with the outside world and stuck in a state of despair and unhappiness. Worsening it is the fact that they have no memory of the time before that, meaning all they could remember during that time was being his slaves.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Before being revived, the crystal ponies have washed-out color schemes to go with their depressed voices.
  • Eternal English: Despite being gone for 1000 years they have no problem speaking Modern Equestrian (or whatever it is that ponies speak), even though Princess Luna did have problems. Maybe it was just royalty that spoke differently back then.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: And the Crystal Heart gives them even more sparkles!
  • Expressive Hair: Their entire bodies. When sad they have dull colors and plain manes, when happy and full of hope they sparkle and for some of them their hair style changes to emphasize this.
  • Fan Nickname:invoked Voted-on names, through the /listofponies/ subreddit and the FIM wiki, for the characters are Autumn Gem (female, blue coat, purple hair, Nicole), Fleur de Verre (female, light coat, purple hair, Tabitha), Paradise (female, purple coat, blue hair, Cathy), Night Knight (male, blue, Andrew), Agatha (the librarian; Cathy), Crystal Arrow (male, white coat, blue hair), Amber Waves (female, purple coat, brown hair), and "Castle" (light blue coat, yellow hair). Other characters have been given names by fans, but they did not speak.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Gone for 1000 years, and at first they don't even remember what happened before that! Their fashions and hairstyles, being inspired by Ancient Greece, still make them stand apart somewhat from modern-day ponies.
  • Fleur de Lis: Various colors of these are one of their cutie mark designs.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being abused and enslaved by him, they power up the Crystal Heart when the opportunity presents itself and blow King Sombra into oblivion.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: King Sombra put a spell on them that made them forget what life was like before his rule, though they start to remember as they cheer up.
  • No Name Given: None of them have names, the credits just list the ones that talked as Crystal Ponies 1-4 and "Librarian".note 
  • Off-Model: Their eye reflections don't always stay polygonal, occasionally switching to the rounded style of other ponies'.
  • Palette Swap: If even that — one of the two Crystal Pony fillies shown as part of Princess Celestia's projection of the Crystal Empire in "The Crystal Empire – Part 1" is nearly a Crystal Pony version of Apple Bloom, complete with recolored bow.
  • Slave Race: King Sombra treated them as this during his rule 1000 years ago.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: There are toys of ten other ponies in Crystal Pony form, but no toys of any natural Crystal Ponies.
  • You Are Number 6: Most of the ones listed in the show's credits, though they presumably aren't numbered in-universe.

    Flitter and Cloudchaser 
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From left to right: Cloudchaser and Flitter.
"What exactly does this machine do?"

Debut: "Hurricane Fluttershy"
Speaking Appearance: "Hurricane Fluttershy" (Both), "Wonderbolts Academy" (Cloudchaser), and "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies" (Flitter)

Voiced by: Cathy Weseluck (Flitternote  and Cloudchaser in S2E22note ) and Ashleigh Ball (Cloudchaser in S3E7note )

A pair of Pegasus mares with very similar color schemes. The two of them appear together in "Hurricane Fluttershy", and Cloudchaser returns in "Wonderbolts Academy". In "Apple Family Reunion", Cloudchaser appears in one shot at the hoedown, but isn't included in the family photo. Flitter returns with Cloudchaser at the end of "Magical Mystery Cure". The two can briefly be seen in the background as fillies during Cheese Sandwich's flashback in "Pinkie Pride".

  • Awesome Mc Coolname: The Elements of Harmony book mislabels Cloudchaser as Stormwalker. Nayuki provides an explanation for the odd mixup.note  Her CCG card makes a nod to this naming confusion.
  • Elemental Hair: Cloudchaser's hair looks like a cool breeze of wind within the clouds.
  • Hair Decorations: Flitter wears a pink bow.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Spitfire pairs up Cloudchaser and Bulk Biceps as a team in "Wonderbolts Academy".
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Besides Flitter's hair bow and Cloudchaser having thicker eye outlines, they have different mane styles and their color schemes are slightly different. (Due to their similar color schemes and the fact that the two are always seen together in "Hurricane Fluttershy", they are commonly assumed to be sisters, but this has not been officially confirmed.)
  • Motif: Both their names and character design are themed after the breezy sky which alludes to their talent of flying and weather control.
  • O.C. Stand-in: Flitter and Cloudchaser are depicted by fans as sisters due to their similarities in color scheme, their closeness to each other and are often seen together.
  • Spiky Hair: Cloudchaser, giving her a more tomboyish look.
  • Talking to Herself: In their debut episode, they were both voiced by Cathy Weseluck, and even conversed with Spike, who has the same VA.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Flitter's pink bow and Cloudchaser's spiky, punky mane suggest they could be this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Both of them have blue mane, though Cloudchaser's look more white.

    Derpy Hooves / Ditzy Doo / Derpy Doo / Muffins 

One Shot Extras:

    Holly Dash 
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A freckled unicorn mare with tri-colored hair, a strawberry cutie mark and blue eyes, seen running through Ponyville once during the parasprite infestation in "Swarm of the Century". She's based on drawings by crew member Holly Giesbrechtnote  of herself as a pony, and has been officially named Holly Dash after said Original Character. On a side note, the Original Character she's based on has since been drawn differently, eventually looking much more like the character in the show and toyline.

    "Screwball" 
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She's part of the (chaotic) package.

A pink earth pony who briefly appears in "The Return of Harmony – Part 2" floating across the screen during Discord's reign of chaos. She appeared to be more of a silly pony than dear Derpy and that's saying quite a bit. Her cutie mark is a machine screw and a baseball, leading naturally to the Fan Nickname "Screwball". She once again reappears during Discord's timeline in "The Cutie Re-Mark – Part 2". She eventually got a couple of cameos in IDW's Friendship Is Magic comic book series, showing that she does exist outside of Discord's rule.

  • Adults Dressed as Children: She wears a propeller beanie. A headgear known to be worn by children, childish characters and, in some cases, mentally deranged individuals.
  • The Cameo: In the comic books, she shows up on Friendship Is Magic Issue #1 page 3/Dynamic Forces Cover RE scaring a couple of artist Andy Price's cats and on Friendship Is Magic Issue #9 Cover A swooping through Ponyville.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has swirls instead of pupils. Might just be Wingding Eyes though.
  • Hat of Flight: She seems to be using her propeller beanie to hover through the air like a helicopter.
  • Nice Hat: A little propeller beanie.
  • O.C. Stand-in: She is depicted by fans as Discord's loving daughter who may or may not possess some level of reality warping powers similar to her father's and is also friends with Derpy and Screwy. Her relationship/connection with Diamond Tiara is also often explored due to their similarities in color schemes.
  • Rule of Perception: The cross eyes, the propeller beanie, the lip playing and the screw and baseball cutie mark is a visual cue to the audience that this pony is quite mad.
  • Rule of Symbolism: She, among others, are essentially a representation of the madness and chaos that is happening in Ponyville and its inhabitants. Whether she is real (an altered pony) or just another conjuration of Discord is unknown — though as shown with the comics, it could be both — she appears to look like that normally, and could have first come into being as a result of Discord's chaos.
  • Wingding Eyes: Her swirly eyes might just be a visual sign that she is under some sort of mind altering spell.

    Pinny Lane and Big Wig 
Debut: "The Cutie Pox"

A tall slender pale yellow unicorn with a two-tone blue mane (Pinny Lane, nicknamed "Allie Way" prior to being named in the Collectible Card Game) and a darker yellow earth pony with red hair (Big Wig) seen in the bowling alley at the beginning of "The Cutie Pox". Their cutie marks are trios of '50s starburst patterns so bowling doesn't necessarily have to do with their special talent(s).

    "My Little Letrotski" 
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Debut: "The Cutie Pox"
Speaking Appearance: (Jeff Letrotski) "Slice of Life"

A set of four earth ponies (Jeff "The Dude" Letrotski, Walter, Donny, and Jesús Pezuña) seen in the bowling alley at the beginning of "The Cutie Pox".

    Hayseed Turnip Truck 

    Fleur Dis Lee 
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"Hmm, a pony with expensive tastes, I see!"

Debut & Speaking Appearance: "Sweet and Elite"

Voiced by: Nicole Olivernote 

A uniquely slender and statuesque unicorn with a white coat and light pink mane that appeared as Fancypants's companion in "Sweet and Elite". Her cutie mark is three fleur-de-lis, two purple and one golden. This pony quickly captured the viewers' attention both because of her unusual design (with coloring resembling Princess Celestia in her youth) and attention-grabbing behavior. The fandom has been unable to decide on a backstory for her, and even her Fan Nickname has been a point of contention with "Fleur de Lis" seeming the most popular choice; Gameloft's My Little Pony Licensed Game later made "Fleur Dis Lee" her official name, and described her as a supermodel. She was described as a "lovely unicorn" in the show's script.

    Junebug 
"Um, I...I don't have anything!"

Debut & Speaking Appearance: "Secret of My Excess"

An earth pony with yellow-orange coat and an orange mane. Spike demanded that she should give her some of her flowers in her basket because it was his birthday, but Twilight stopped him. Her cutie mark is obscured by her flower baskets, but appears on her molded toy and collector card (though given that these also change everything but her eye color and gender, this may not be her in-show cutie mark). According to her collector card, she "loves to celebrate holidays with friends!"

    Stinkin' Rich 

    "Post Haste" 
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As a beekeeper.
Debut: "The Last Roundup"
Speaking Appearance: "The Last Roundup" and "Castle Mane-ia"

Voiced by: Cathy Weselucknote 

A mailpony from "The Last Roundup" and "Putting Your Hoof Down" who returns as the owner of a swarm of bees used by Applejack and Rainbow Dash for their staring contest at the beginning of "Castle Mane-ia".

    Screwy 

When Rainbow Dash tries to sneak back into a hospital she's been discharged from, the hospital staff is alerted to her presence! A frantic chase ensues, complete with loud barking coming from the pursuing ponies, which ends when Rainbow Dash is cornered outside Twilight's library. We discover the barking was in fact coming from a disheveled mare wearing a hospital gown. Apparently she's a patient who decided to join the pursuit on her own, and she's quickly herded back to the hospital by its security guard Night Watch. "Barking Mad" is the name used by the storyboardists, while the fandom initially took to "Screw Loose" (based on her cutie mark of a loose screw) as her Fan Nickname, but Enterplay's Collectible Card Game made "Screwy" her official name ("Barking Mad" did make it onto Screwy's card, but not as a name).

    The Imperfect Stallions 
"I say!"note 

A series of nine stallions who the Cutie Mark Crusaders passed over in their search for the perfect stallion to be Cheerilee's special somepony on Hearts and Hooves Day. They consist of Hay Fever ("clearly has a terrible cold"), Clip Clop ("too silly"), Persnickety ("way too uptight"), Dance Fever ("much too flashy"), Shortround ("too short"), G. Raff ("too tall"), Squeaky Clean ("too clean"), Pigpen ("too smelly"), and Hugh Jelly ("too strangely obsessed with tubs of jelly"). Other ponies were also considered: Mr. Waddle, Caramel and Time Turner (who've all appeared elsewhere and have their own entries on this page). A colt playing a video game (Fan Nicknamed Button Mash by the fan animation Button's Adventures), would later appear in "Ponyville Confidential". Before the Collectible Card Game gave Dance Fever his official All There in the Script name, he was given the Fan Nickname Hairy Tipper.

  • Fetish: Hugh Jelly. To quote Sweetie Bell "has a strange obession with jelly".
  • High-Class Glass: It marks Persnickety as "too up tight".

    Gizmo / Poindexter / Gyro 
Rarity: Hold it right there, mister small and handsome.
Gizmo: Uh, who, me?

Debut: "Putting Your Hoof Down"
Speaking Appearance: "Putting Your Hoof Down" and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue #11 stories neigh anything... and Oubliettes & Ogres and Issue #12 story neigh anything Part 2 presentable in periwinkle

A earth stallion with a very nerdy complexion (down to buck teeth, pimples and a pair of taped-up glasses). His cutie mark is a humanoid-like robot. He appears in "Putting Your Hoof Down" as Rarity's "example", and later appears without speaking line in "Just for Sidekicks", selling potions. In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) #11-12, he appears as a high-school friend of Shining Armor, where he is named Poindexter. His only named appearance in The Merch is on the Enterplay Collectible Card Game, where he is named and trademarked Gizmo in the demo but named Gyro (and called "Poindexter" but not as a name) later. Andy Price, the IDW artist, suggested that he may be "Gizmo Poindexter" as his full name.

  • All There in the Manual: His "Gizmo" and "Gyro" names only come from the Enterplay Collectible Card Game.
  • Disguised in Drag: In the IDW comic story, he wears his mother's clothing for some of the plan to get Shining Armor together with Cadance, also dons a Canterlot Academy cheerleading outfit that distracts the other team and subsequently when he goes as Shining's date in full drag to the school dance.
  • Nerd: No other way to describe him; buck teeth, pimples and a pair of taped-up glasses.
  • Schizo Tech: His cutie mark is that of a robot.

    Thunderlane and Rumble 
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"It wasn't me! It was Blossomforth!"note 

"He's got the feather flu. He's down at Ponyville Hospital."note 

Debut & Speaking Appearance: "Hurricane Fluttershy"

Voiced by: Trevor Devall (Thunderlane)

Two Pegasus brothers, Thunderlane a stallion and Rumble a colt. Thunderlane is a slate gray, silver-maned pony who suffers from a cold during Ponyville's turn at providing water for Cloudsdale. Said cold eventually lands eight pegasi in the hospital. Thunderlane later attends the wedding during "A Canterlot Wedding – Part 2" as well as the Wonderbolt Academy during "Wonderbolts Academy".

  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Thunderlane.
  • Badass Adorable: Rumble is participating in the tornado making as a little colt. He's about to start a pro-blank flank movement through sheer force of charisma.
  • Cultural Rebel: Rumble is gearing up to become this in "Marks and Recreation."
  • Everyone Went to School Together: According to the comics Thunderlane attended Canterlot High, and was a year below Shining Armor and Cadence along with Soarin from the Wonderbolts and Lyra Heartstrings.
  • Foreshadowing: Thunderlane's coughing on "Hurricane Fluttershy". Rainbow Dash thought it was an attempt at skipping the event. It proved to be a disastrous mistake as we later learn that his coughing was actually real. He was infected with a highly contagious disease known as the "feather flu" and it has managed to infect eight other ponies costing Ponyville the prize they were aiming for and almost causing the cancellation of the event itself if it weren't for Rainbow Dash's determination and Fluttershy's timely assistance (however small it may have been).
  • Lazy Bum: Rainbow Dash spends most of "Hurricane Fluttershy" convinced that Thunderlane's planning to shirk his duty to raise a hurricane. She's wrong this time, but given she works with him on a regular basis, her suspicions may have good grounding.
  • Motif: Thunderlane's character design (dark gray coat and a thunder cloud cutie mark) pretty much tells you that something bad's going to happen.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Unlike other colts, Rumble's face has the standard filly shape.

    Blossomforth 
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Too flexible?
"A little too much flexibility, Blossomforth. Uh, somepony give Blossomforth a hoof."note 

A freckled Pegasus mare. According to her brushable toy's box and her collector card, she "loves the sunshine! It's her job to push the clouds out of the sky whenever they hide the sun for too long." According to the Friendship Celebration Collection's box, she and Daisy "have a tea party for two!"

    Wild Fire 
"I am going for a hooficure and that is that!"

Debut & Speaking Appearance: "A Canterlot Wedding – Part 1"

Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germainnote 

A cream Pegasus mare with a brown mane who's featured in one of Twilight Sparkle's flashbacks during "A Canterlot Wedding – Part 1", she's seen in Canterlot arguing with Lucky Clover until Cadance gets them to stop arguing. She also makes a couple of background appearances in "Wonderbolts Academy", albeit with a different mane-and-tail style. She is in fact the Original Character of storyboard artist Sabrina "Sibsy" Alberghetti who is based on herself.

First appeared on Sibsy's DeviantArt account and blog as a then-unnamed pony in response to the trending Internet phenomenon of making "ponysonas" or pony personas that's been occuring throughout the fandom and even within the crew themselves. Fans subsequently dubbed her as Wild Fire and Sibsy called her by that name from then on, which Enterplay's eventual Collectible Card Game would later make the pony's official name.

After a pony drawn in the "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1" storyboard coincidentally looked similar, Sibsy got permission from art director Ridd Sorensen for that pony to be hers, and thus, Wild Fire made her official debut within the show itself as a background pony. While the show's pairing of Wild Fire with Lucky Clover was chosen at random, Sibsy later sketched the two ponies together.

Originally, she was going to be one of the main cadets in "Wonderbolts Academy", but because some other crew members tried to sneak their ponies into the show without permission, one of her two Palette Swaps in that episode was created to take her role there as a precaution, though a few traces of her (including a couple of Off-Model appearances in the background) remained in the final cut (presumably as Bloopers). However, it turned out that apparently she was officially approved, and so Sibsy has planned to try to get her in the show again as a small cameo in possible future work.

She also makes various cameos in IDW's comics, such as in the first issue of Friendship Is Magic flying around carrying Lucky Clover around happily after being saved from changelings.

    "Uncle Curio" the Shopkeeper 
Debut & Speaking Appearance: "Magic Duel"

Voiced by: Lee Tockar

An earth pony who runs a curio shop in the back alleys of Canterlot. Initially reluctant to sell the powerful and dangerous Alicorn Amulet, he quickly changes his mind when Trixie throws a large bag of bits on the counter.

    The Saddle Arabians 
Debut: "Magic Duel"

A pair of delegates from Saddle Arabia who visit Ponyville with Princess Celestia. One appears to be a mare, while the other appears to be a stallion. The MLP wiki has Fan Nicknamed them Amira and Haakim.

    Toe-Tapper and Torch Song 
Debut: "Filli Vanilli"

Voiced by: Danny Balkwill (Toe-Tapper), Cathy Weseluck (Torch Song, Speaking) and Jerrica Santos (Torch Song, Singing)

Two members of the Ponytones, a vocal quartet alongside Rarity and Big Macintosh. Toe-Tapper is the stallion while Torch Song is the mare.

    Zippoorwhill and her Dad 
Debut: "Filli Vanilli"

Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain (Zippoorwhill), Peter New (Pegasus Dad)

A Pegasus daughter and father. Zippoorwhill just recently got her cutie mark and wanted the Ponytones to perform at her cuteceañera.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Zippoorwhill wears a tiara similar to Diamond Tiara's. Her dad wears a black T-shirt and both of them wear glasses.
  • Break the Cutie: Zipporwhill in "Forever Filly" when her dog Ripley ignores all her affectionate attempts to get him to play with her, making her think her beloved dog doesn't love her anymore, and causing her to doubt her talent with animals. The poor thing ultimately starts crying over it.
  • Cheerful Child: Zippoorwhill
  • Daddy's Girl: It's obvious Zippoorwhill and her dad are really close.
  • Flight: Zippoorwhill's wings buzz like Scootaloo's... But she's almost never seen walking.
  • Glasses Girl: Zippoorwhill again.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The father is fairly bulky while Zippoorwhill is tiny
  • No Name Given: The dad wasn't really given a name. Reddit voted for "Nightjar" (the family of songbirds that includes whippoorwills) as his Fan Nickname.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Averted in "Forever Filly". Zipporwhill is taller than she was in her first appearance, and Ripley has gone from being a puppy to a full-grown dog.
  • Shoulder Teammate: Zippoorwhill is just big enough to sit on her dad's shoulder.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Zippoorwhill" or "Zipporwhill"? It's been spelled as both.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Zippoorwhill wears a Cool Crown, she just got her father to buy her a puppy, and she's having the Ponytones perform at her cuteceñera. But instead of being boastful, she's presented as really excitable and nice. Even Fluttershy notes how kind Zippoorwhill is.
  • Unexplained Accent: Both of them sound Latino.

    Stellar Eclipse 
Debut: "Trade Ya!"

Voiced by: Sylvain LeVasseur-Portelanc

A brown pegasus running a vendor that trades Discord-shaped lamps. Uses a wheelchair (that is, the pony equivalent of a wheelchair). Wanted an antique chicken.

    The Swooning Ponies 
Voiced by: Claire Corlett, Rebecca Shoichet

A trio of mares (an earth pony, a pegasus and a unicorn) from Our Town that act as groupies for Feather Bangs.

  • Cardiovascular Love: They frequently pop hearts along with swooning over Feather Bangs.
  • The Dividual: They're always seen as a trio and act in unison.
  • Expy: They are directly inspired by the Bimbettes from Beauty and the Beast, right down to the manestyles. A trio of beautiful girls in love with the rival of the main hero in the story.
  • Fangirl: They are all infatuated with Feather Bangs and follow him around wherever he goes, squeeing and swooning.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In spite of their obvious crushes on Feather Bangs, they're supportive of his attempts to win over Sugar Belle.
  • Instant Fan Club: They're seen right after Feather Bangs's introduction, and keep cheerleading him (even while he's trying to woo another mare).
  • No Name Given: The credits tag them as "Swooning Pony 1", "Swooning Pony 2", etc.
  • Shout-Out: Toward Beauty and the Beast. The shapes of their manes copy those of the Bimbettes, and they swoon over Feather Bangs like the latter swoon over Gaston.

Alternative Title(s): Friendship Is Magic-Background Ponies-Special Ponies

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FriendshipIsMagicBackgroundPoniesSpecialPonies?from=Characters.FriendshipIsMagic-BackgroundPonies-SpecialPonies