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Characters: Friendship Is Magic: One-Shots

aka: Friendship Is Magic-One Shots
These are characters who have each only appeared in one episode and sometimes a cameo in another. Nevertheless, they've played an important role in one episode.

Characters here are arranged according to their single major role. Spear Carriers, a specific kind of One-Shot Character, belong to the special background ponies page. Villains and Monster of the Weeks, a more antagonistic variant of One-Shot Character, belong to the Antagonists page.

Determining a one-shot:
  • They have played an important role in one episode.
  • If they played another major role then they now belong to the Supporting Cast page.
  • If they are only Spear Carriersnote  then they belong to the Special Background Ponies page.
  • They are still considered one-shots if their previous appearance(s) have been background roles.
  • They are still considered one-shots if they have been appearing as background characters since their major role.

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Season 1

    Steven Magnet the Sea Serpent 
Voiced by: Lee Tockar

A large purple scaled Sea Serpent with orange hair, encountered in "Elements of Harmony". His thrashing made a river uncrossable, blocking the ponies' progress. He's not a villain, though; he was simply distressed that a "tacky little cloud" had sliced off his perfect mustache. Not about to let such a crime against "fabulosity" go unanswered, Rarity came to his aid and the ponies were graciously allowed to cross. His drama queen antics and metrosexual mindset gave him a notoriety among fans who dubbed him "Steven Magnet" after a hilariously bad YouTube auto-caption, and this Fan Nickname has since become Ascended Fanon due to the toyline making it his official All There in the Script name.

    Hoity Toity 
Who is responsible?!
Voiced by: Trevor Devallnote 

Owner of the Best of the Best Boutique in Canterlot, he's looking for the newest fashions for Equestria.

  • Brutal Honesty: He absolutely crushes Rarity during her first fashion show.
  • The Cameo: He pops up in the audience during Fashion Week in "Rarity Takes Manehattan".
  • Caustic Critic: He's appalled by the second batch of dresses Rarity made and makes no secret of it, though Rarity herself considered them the ugliest dresses she'd ever made and was deeply embarrassed with having to show them to him. He's considerably more positive when convinced to give her original designs a chance and exuberantly praises Rarity afterwards and places a rush order for a dozen of each.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's merciless if somepony's designs are not up to his standards. However, if he thinks they have legitimate talent, he will do everything in his power to help them.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld... white hair in a ponytail, sunglasses, high starched collar and a hand fan for a cutie mark... but with a heavy Long Island Lockjaw inflection to his voice, making him sound like actor Jim Backus.
  • Odd Friendship: While not really seen, some sources have said that he and Spike are friendly aquaintances.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled as "Hoity-Toity" on the cover of a Hoof Beat magazine in the Lone Star Comics variant Cover RE of the upcoming Issue #1 of IDW's comic books.

    Photo Finish 
She'll make you a Picture Perfect Pony.

A famous fashion photographer obsessed with looking for the next big star in fashion.

  • Ascended Glitch: She has the same cutie mark as Twilight Sparkle. This was originally just one of the show's Bloopers, but her and Hoity Toity's trading card ran with it.
  • The Cameo:
    • Shows up at the same art show as Rarity in Season 2 during Rarity's song in "Sweet and Elite".
    • Later appears in the opening to Season 4 to take the group photo. She also shows up among the Fashion Week audience alongside Hoity Toity and Sapphire Shores in "Rarity Takes Manehattan" during the same season.
    • Her human counterpart makes numerous non-speaking appearances in Equestria Girls as a student. Like her pony version, she has an interest in photography, shown setting up a camera in the gym during preparation for the dance, then later later taking photos during the dance itself.
  • Cool Shades: Never seen without them, much like Hoity Toity, although unlike Hoity, we don't see her lower them.
  • Incoming Ham: "I! Photo Finish... HAVE ARRIVED!!"
  • Funny Foreigner: Speaks with a vaguely German accent. Either it's a Shout-Out to The Incredibles' Edna Mode or maybe Karl Lagerfeld's accent that Hoity Toity didn't have was transferred to her.
  • Genre Savvy: Understands that Fluttershy's Moe appeal will win the crowds.
  • Large Ham: Every sentence is a declarative statement and often accompanied by cameras flashing.
  • Leitmotif: Which plays whenever she's on screen.
  • Moe: In-Universe: She is a huge fan of this, as evidenced in her debut episode. All of the pictures she takes of Fluttershy specifically are her looking either shy, downcast or otherwise "I need a hug".
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her pageboy haircut and sunglasses make her a caricature of Anna Wintour, the famously bitchy and eccentric editor-in-chief of Vogue. Fans calling her "Pony Gaga" can be chalked up to Small Reference Pools. The oversized sunglasses and white mane give her an alarming resemblance to The Fame album cover.
  • Not So Different: Photo Finish is in many ways a Character Exaggeration of Rarity; she has an even more overt foreign accent, is about 20% hammier and can be just as pushy and absorbed in her work as Rarity. She's even taken with Fluttershy, Rarity's closest friend.

    Little Strongheart 
Little Strongheart: Wait! Please accept my apologies for what happened on the train, we didn't mean for anyone to be hurt.
Rainbow Dash: Yeah, right.
Little Strongheart: We only wanted the tree. The settler ponies have overtaken the land and have planted an orchard all over it! Because of their thoughtlessness, we can no longer run over our traditional stampeding grounds...

Voiced by: Erin Mathewsnote 

A buffalo calf from a tribe of buffaloes in Appleloosa. She is first seen participating in a train heist with a herd of other fellow buffalo tribesmen. Rainbow Dash confronted her during the heist on top of the train but she escaped along with the cart they were after (with Spike still on board unbeknownst to them). After befriending Spike, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, she tried to reason with the Chief of her herd and the Apple-loosians on how to settle their differences.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be sweet and compassionate but that doesn't mean that she can't take care of herself if she needs to (in fact, we see the "Beware" part before the "Nice" part).
  • Cute Bruiser: Comes with being a buffalo naturally, but she's nimble enough to jump onto a moving train and fast enough to temporarily outspeed a flying Rainbow Dash while running.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: One of the reasons for her popularity.
  • Indian Maiden: Just a calf but faster and just as strong as any of the other buffalo in her tribe. As for calming influence? She's the only dove in a tribe of hawks.
  • Meaningful Name: Strong enough to defeat Rainbow Dash, compassionate enough to see the settlers' point of view and attempt to find a solution without resorting to violence, and she's little.

    Chief Thunderhooves 
Debut: "Over a Barrel"

Voiced by: Scott McNeilnote 

The Leader of the Buffalo tribe, he was quite angry at how the Apple-loosians planted apple trees over his tribe's stampeding grounds which had been theirs for a very long time. Eventually he, his tribe and the settler ponies learned the value of compromising.

  • Appeal To Tradition: His main argument to why he was so opposed to the settlers planting apple trees over his tribe's stampeding grounds.
  • Awesome McCoolname: "Thunderhooves" invokes an image of loud and frightening power.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice as is appropriate for a big chief.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: The Buffalo tribe all wear eagle feathers, but as the leader, he gets to wear a huge headdress that makes him appear even bigger then he already is.
  • The Leader: A Headstrong type. His initial solution to the problem is "steal trees" and his later solution is attacking.
  • Large and in Charge: He dwarfs the other characters. His head alone is as large as a pony.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Just like other bison, once he gets going, he moves like a freight train. Then a pie in the face took him down.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: He makes peace with the Appleloosans after discovering how delicious their weapons are.

    Sheriff Silverstar 
Debut: "Over a Barrel"

Voiced by: Brian Drummondnote 

An Earth Pony and the Sheriff of the newly founded Appleloosa.

  • Face Death with Dignity: When Chief Thunderhooves is charging and he's all out of pies, he simply takes off his hat and closes his eyes, not even trying to get out of the way.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a cowboy one and it highlights the above trope.

    Prince Blueblood 
Don't be fooled by that look. He's not as charming as you hope
Voiced by: Vincent Tongnote 

Princesses Celestia and Luna's far-removed nephew. A white unicorn with a gold mane, he is Rarity's dream stallion. Rarity falls in love with him at first sight only to find out he's a self-obsessed jerk.

  • Adaptation Name Change: One of the French magazine stories refers to him as Vladímir.
  • All There in the Manual: The show only calls him Celestia's nephew (which would make one think that he's Luna's son somehow), but his trading card clarifies that his relation to Celestia and Luna is far removed. Lauren Faust had previously stated that he's "the great great great great great great great great great great great (and probably more greats) nephew on Celestia's and Luna's mother's side, about 52 times removed, roughly speaking."
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil: The way he mistreats Rarity easily qualifies him for this.
  • Blue Blood: His only "good" point is his royal connection.
  • The Cameo: Shows up at a ship christening with Rarity in Season 2 during Rarity's song in "Sweet and Elite". Amazingly, he manages to avoid acting like a jackass in that episode.
  • Entitled Bastard: See It's All About Me below.
  • Everything's Better with Princes: Averted in practice as this guy does NOT make things better in any way possible.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: His eyes represent his narcissistic and snobbish personality.
  • It's All About Me: Expects people to do things for him, even shown as he wasn't willing to do any chivalrous acts to Rarity.
  • Jerkass: Repeatedly proves himself to be one in his behavior toward Rarity. Using her as a shield to keep himself from being splattered with cake is the very last straw.
  • No Name Given: The first time he "appeared" which resulted in the Fan Nickname of "Prince Astron". His real name was revealed in the Season 1 finale.
  • Meaningful Name: He's called "Blueblood" because of his Blue Blood.
  • Narcissist: Thinks very highly of himself. Also, see Royal Brat below.
  • Prince Charmless: He lacks any and all forms of gentlemanly behavior expected of a prince and especially the chivalric reverence accorded to a lady.
  • Princely Young Stallion: The Spoiled Brat type though at first he seems like a Prince Charming type.
  • Picky Eater: Considers Applejack's tasty apple treats unworthy of him, denigrating them as "common carnival fare".
  • Rich Bastard: Implied because he's a prince and an asshole.
  • Royal Brat: Rarity calls him a "royal pain" because he's so stuck up and selfish.
  • The Scrooge: Took Rarity to Applejack's apple treats cart but expected Rarity to pay for it.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's the male version of Rarity without any of her good qualities. He essentially expects Rarity to treat him the same way she expects him to treat her. The difference, of course, is that at first Rarity is willing, if grudgingly so, to accede to Blueblood's requests, while Blueblood never does a thing for Rarity.
  • Something about a Rose: Rather than give it to Rarity, he puts it in his own buttonhole.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: In the Expanded Universe, at least — Léon, Princess Celestia's 4-year-old cousin from one of the French magazine stories, looks like Prince Blueblood as a Pegasus unicorn Palette Swap of Rainbow Dash. Blueblood and Léon even have the same Cutie Mark!
  • Upper-Class Twit: See either Royal Brat, Prince Charmless... or all the other tropes on this list.


Season 2

    Fancypants 
Voiced by: Trevor Devallnote 

An important and influential business unicorn in Canterlot. He befriends Rarity in the episode "Sweet and Elite" and introduces her to high society life. He makes a small cameo in "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2", with Rarity, and later appears in Ponyville in "Too Many Pinkie Pies".

  • Blue Blood: Rarity refers to him as the top of Canterlot's elite.
  • Bowties Are Cool: He wears a rather snazzy one at the party at the end of the episode.
  • The Cameo:
  • Dashingly Dapper Derby: He wears one of these in "Too Many Pinkie Pies".
  • High-Class Glass: It makes him look all the more refined; he adjusts it with his unicorn magic.
  • Nice Pony: Unlike most high society ponies, he was quite nice to Rarity the whole time and even complimented the simple dress she made for Twilight.
  • Meaningful Name: "fancy pants" is a common term to describe members of the upper class.
  • Non Indicative Name: He doesn't even wear pants let alone a fancy pair...
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: According to Rarity, he has a hedgemony on Canterlot's upperclass and most (if not all) of its members look to him for cues. He is the first to acknowledge Rarity's sophistication and this catapults her into the upperclass spotlight.
  • Sharp-Dressed Stallion: He always wears a classy suit.
  • Uncle Pennybags: He finds the Mane Six not named Rarity "charmingly rustic", and he's pretty humble otherwise.
  • Visual Pun: His cutie mark is three crowns, referencing Triple Crown horse racing among other classy things.

    Filthy Rich 
Voiced by: Brian Drummondnote 

Diamond Tiara's father and one of the richest ponies in Ponyville. Every time a Zap Harvest comes around, he collects the first 100 jars of Granny Smith's signature Zap Apple Jam to sell at his store Barnyard Bargins.

  • Embarrassing First Name: Cheerilee calls him by his first name in front of her class and quickly corrects herself.
  • Good Counterpart / Good Parent: If anything, he's aware of Diamond Tiara's rotten personality and it's obvious that he wants to fix it.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: It's implied that he founded Ponyville's equivalent to Wal-Mart. He did this by forming a partnership with the Apple Family and expanding his products until his store became one-stop shopping. He manages this all while being very respectful to his suppliers, and seems to have a genuinely friendly relation to Granny Smith.
  • Last Name Basis: He prefers to be called "Rich", for obvious reasons.
  • Meaningful Name: He's extremely wealthy, and his cutie mark (three money bags) and necktie (marked with a dollar sign) emphasize this fact.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He looks just like what Gregory Peck would look like if he were ponified.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Unlike his spoiled daughter, he is quite amicable and respectful, and he doesn't approve of her rude behavior towards the Apple family. (Granny Smith played a key role in launching both the Rich family business and the entire town.)
  • Theme Naming: Filthy Rich and his grandfather Stinkin' Rich.

    Cherry Jubilee 
Voiced by: Sylvia Zaradicnote 

An enterprising Earth Pony who owns Cherry Hill Ranch, a cherry orchard and processing factory in the town of Dodge Junction. Evidently a fan of rodeos, as this is where she met Applejack.

  • American Accents: Dixie; just a tad softer than Applejack's Tennessean drawl.
  • Beauty Mark: Near her left eye.
  • Benevolent Boss: Her introduction scene is her bragging on Applejack's behalf of how many ribbons Applehack won. Also, we can assume she wasn't too mad about the mess that the Mane Six caused.
  • Expy: We've heard the name before, with G1 Cherries Jubilee.
  • Meaningful Name: She sells cherries.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: She has yet to recieve a toy release in any form.

    Doctor Stable / Doctor Monitor 
Voiced by: Peter Newnote 

A no-nonsense unicorn doctor who takes care of Rainbow Dash after she breaks her wing.

For the original Caramel see the background ponies page.

  • Badass Bookworm: While not as physically imposing as the hospital guards, he can hold his own in a chase and be very threatening if necessary.

    Cranky Doodle Donkey 
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Voiced by: Richard Newmannote 

A newcomer to Ponyville, Cranky is an old donkey who just wants peace and quiet after years of wandering around Equestria.

  • Alliterative Name: The last two-thirds of his name, anyway.
  • Big Eater: Shown to be surprisingly good at the pie eating contesting in Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, winning the contest over resident Big Eater Pinkie Pie and others.
  • Butt Donkey: Poor, poor Cranky is subject to the full force of Pinkie's determination and accidental damage.
  • Determinator: He shows incredible perseverance in the face of Pinkie Pie's onslaught of friendship, and later we find out he's been wandering Equestria for decades tirelessly searching for Matilda.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Pinkie Pie: Hmm. "Property of C.D.D." I'm guessing that last 'D' is for "Donkey".
    Cranky: Quick as a whip, kid...
  • Dodgy Toupee: His original one matches the tip of hair on his tail, but is revealed to be one in a scene of Cringe Comedy. The replacement Pinkie gives him, the Rarity-made "dreamboat special," doesn't match at all.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Pinkie eventually befriends him and inspires him to smile.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: "Doodle"
  • The Eeyore: And not just because he's a donkey.
  • Failed a Spot Check: He could have avoided so much anguish If he had searched Matilda's dressing room a little more thoroughly.
  • Foil: A positive example to Pinkie Pie. Unlike Pinkie, who is idealistic, extroverted, chaotic, and energetic, he's cynical, introverted, orderly, and sedate.
  • Furry Baldness: He's treated as bald because of his lack of a mane. This despite the fact that he still has a coat.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's an old donkey that's endless gruff and sarcastic to the energetic youngster that wants to be his friend.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He kept his cherished memories of Matilda hidden from everyone until Pinkie Pie found out about them.
  • Humiliation Conga: Downplayed Trope as he did nothing to deserve one, and Pinkie Pie caused it totally by accident.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Pinkie Pie, after she reunites him with Matilda.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He was much better looking as a young donkey.
  • I Will Wait for You: He spent his youth searching for Matilda in towns all across Esqueria.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He seemed genuinely pleased when Pinkie found him a new toupee, and while he was irritated with her, he tolerated her until she accidentally destroyed his scrap book.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Subverted. At the end, Pinkie recognizes that some people genuinely like solitude.
  • Meaningful Name: He's cranky. Subverted when he's reunited with Matilda.
  • Official Couple: With Matilda.
  • Stubborn Mule: Actually a donkey, but they're also known for being stubborn.
  • When He Smiles: It makes sense that Pinkie wanted him to be happy, after seeing his reaction to his reunion with Matilda.

    Matilda 
Voiced by: Brenda Crichlownote 

Another donkey resident of Ponyville, and a good friend of Pinkie Pie.

    Iron Will 
Iron Will's my name, training ponies is my game!
Voiced by: Trevor Devallnote 

A boisterous minotaur who runs a motivational seminar that helps meek ponies like Fluttershy become more assertive. Of course, his lessons aren't free...

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears a necktie, nose-ring, headset and nothing else.
  • Adaptational Villainy: As the boss of Level 3 of The Hub's Web Game Adventure Ponies
  • Anti-Villain: Of the Designated Villain variety. His episode presents him as the antagonist, and it appears that Hasbro considers him one of the series' villains if the villains poster and Adventure Ponies is anything to go by. However, he isn't evil at all. His intentions are not in the least malicious and he learns from his encounter with Fluttershy.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of his lessons is this trope — take confidence by taking charge!
  • Awesome McCoolname: Anyone would like the name ''Iron Will" and it is especially appropriate for a motivational speaker.
  • Badass Baritone: As befitting his muscular appearance he sports a very deep voice.
  • Badass Boast: All his mantras qualify as this.
  • Deuteragonist: Of "Putting Your Hoof Down", for all intents and purposes (he learned his own lesson after all).
  • Exact Words: "If you are not 100% satisfied You. Pay. Nothing!" He's reasonable enough to stick by them.
  • Expy: His voice sounds almost like Mr. Satan from Dragon Ball Z. He also appears to be based on Hulk Hogan and a number of other professional wrestlers (see No Celebrities Were Harmed).
  • Gentle Giant: To a degree: he threatens that he wants to hurt Fluttershy for not paying for the seminar, and rips the planks she used to board up her cottage, but then proceeds to give a gingerly knock. Further, he's not below using a very girly basket to go grocery shopping with.
  • Graceful Loser: When Fluttershy claims she doesn't owe him any money because she's not satisfied with the results from his seminar, he proves to be a minotaur of his word. He even considers it a learning experience he might integrate into his lessons.
  • Hammer Space: Where did he get that basket from?
  • Hidden Depths: At first glance, he looks like an abusive jerk trying to scam people with a fake self-help seminar. Turns out he's surprisingly well-behaved, emphatic and a bull of honor, plus his seminar truly worked. The only problem is that it worked too well. Even when he's struggling with Rarity and Pinkie Pie, he only used a fraction of his strength and he politely knocks at Fluttershy's door instead of smashing it as the audience is lead to believe he's going to do.
    • In IDW's Friends Forever #10, we discover Iron Will is married with a son that looks up to him (perhaps too much), and that Iron Will is a gourmet chef.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: If he didn't include the 100% satisfaction or your money back guarantee, he would have been within his rights to demand payment.
  • Hot-Blooded: Played with. On one hand he's a large personality that frequently shouts, but he has the presence of mind not to hurt the mares or break down Fluttershy's door.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's not a monster; he's a Minotaur. Notably, he isn't the one to insist on the terminology — of the three times it comes up, Fluttershy corrects the others when he isn't around, and when Rarity says it to his face she corrects herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he was a bit forceful on getting Fluttershy to pay up (then again, it was around a few days since the seminar), he's reasonable enough to stick by his Exact Words. He even plans on using his encounter with Fluttershy as an inspiration for his next seminar.
  • Large and in Charge: His goat minions don't come up to his knees.
  • Large Ham: He flexes in some way every time he talks. Even Pinkie Pie is confused by it.
  • A Load of Bull: A minotaur.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Traditionally, the Minotaur (literally, "the bull of [King] Minos") is a creature (unique, not a species, much like the original Pegasus) with the head of a bull and the body of a man, or at least somehow part man and part bull. Iron Will fits the first description down to the waist, below which he has hooves and a bull's tail, not uncommon in modern renditions of minotaurs. With a bipedal posture and one-third human body, or at the very least human hands and arms if that's interpreted as an upright bull's torso, he's the closest thing to a human the series has seen so far.
  • Mooks: Not the evil types. He has goats that serve as his equipment crew and security.
  • Mythology Gag: Fittingly for a Minotaur, he's first encountered inside a hedge maze.
  • Foil: A positive example for Fluttershy. He's much more assertive and gregarious than the meek, introverted pegasus.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A flexing guy that never wears a shirt. For more emphasis on the fanservice ?
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Iron Will appears to be an Expy of motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Also Mr T, Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the inspirational style of Courage Wolf.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: His inspirational Catch Phrases. To name a few:
    Iron Will: When somepony tries to block, show them that YOU ROCK!

    Iron Will: Never apologize when you can criticize!
  • Real Men Wear Pink: That's a cute little shopping basket he's got there.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Speaks fluent goat.
  • Stealth Pun: He's a minotaur who endorses becoming a bully to earn respect.
  • Third-Person Person: The way he says his name.
  • Too Important to Walk: His goat minions carry him around.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has a large chest and brawny arms but small legs.
  • The Voiceless: His goat minions seem incapable of speech. They only do bleating sounds. Iron Will seems to understand them perfectly.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Iron Will tosses Rarity and Pinkie Pie aside (into the mud in the case of the latter) and is willing to threaten to beat up Fluttershy if she doesn't pay him the fee — although this was probably a boisterous bluster for effect.

    Featherweight 

An extremely slender Pegasus colt who just earned his cutie mark, which is a feather. He worked as the main photographer and then as editor-in-chief for the school newspaper.

  • Benevolent Boss: When he becomes editor of the school newspaper he isn't as nasty as Diamond Tiara.
  • Camera Fiend: "Document everything" indeed.
  • Da Editor: After Diamond Tiara has the position stripped away from her, he takes over.
  • Intrepid Reporter: His initial job on the school paper.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Diamond Tiara, he doesn't get called out for his part in the tabloids. Possibly due to the fact that he only took the photos, and was not responsible for how they were used.
  • Meaningful Name: He's thin, light and quick, like a featherweight boxer.
  • Noodle Ponies: He's very skinny.
  • The Voiceless: Doesn't have any lines at all.

    Joe 
Voiced by: Vincent Tongnote 

A unicorn with a pink-frosted donut cutie mark, Pony Joe (or Donut Joe) is an old acquaintance of Twilight Sparkle back in Canterlot. Spike stays at Joe's donut shop during "The Best Night Ever", drowning himself in hot chocolate and donuts with extra sprinkles after the rest of the Mane Six go their separate ways at the Grand Galloping Gala to pursue their own goals instead of hanging out together. Joe later appears as one of the bakers entering the National Dessert Competition in "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", having created a confection called Donutopia. Later still, he makes a third appearance in "Just for Sidekicks", selling donuts on the train.

    Gustave Le Grand 
Voiced by: Mark Olivernote 

A griffon baker with a French-esque accent and one of the contestants in "MMMystery on the Friendship Express".

  • French Jerk: Comes off at this to begin with because of his bragging and is considerably exagerated on Pinkie's Imagine Spot. Eventually he turns out to be way nicer than his first impression hinted.
  • Gratuitous French: He speaks english but a few french terms sneak in.

    Mulia Mild 
Voiced by: Jan Rabsonnote 

A mule baker and one of the contestants in "MMMystery on the Friendship Express".


Season 3

    Ms. Peachbottom 
Voiced by: Patricia Drake

A tourist from Mustangia who comes to visit the Crystal Empire for vacation. She just so happens to arrive in the same train on the same day the Equestria Games Inspector, and she ends up getting mistaken for the inspector instead.

  • All There in the Script: The credits only list her as "Games Inspector" (even though that's who she isn't) and her Flash file doesn't have a name either, but the closed captions on the DVD Princess Twilight Sparkle name her Ms. Peachbottom. This was the original name apparently for the real Games Inspector, and had been used as a Fan Nickname for the tourist.
  • American Accents: She has quite the Dixie accent.
  • Character Tics: She stretches out her legs and nervously trots in place when her claustrophobia kicks in.
  • Claustrophobia: She suffers from a case of this. Also altocelarophobia, a fear of high ceilings.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green eyes with a green mane.
  • Genki Girl: She's quite cheerful and energetic for her age.
  • Hair Decorations: The pink band tying up her mane.
  • Mistaken for Special Guest: The only thing she and Equestria Games Inspector Ms. Harshwhinny have in common is that they carry a flower-pattern suitcase. Unfortunately for the welcome committee (i.e., the Mane Cast), that's all they know about the inspector before meeting her. She just so happens to be the first pony of that description they see... even though she looks and acts nothing like a sports official. Even her suitcase gives her away, as it has a big rip in one side.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her mane and tail have streaks of lighter green.
  • Nice Pony: Despite some mild hostility and suspicion she initially has towards the seemingly random bunch of ponies who welcome her as soon as she gets off the train to the Crystal Empire, she turns out to be one of the nicest, cheeriest ponies anyone could ever hope to meet.
  • Shown Their Work: She mentions that she has mustang blood (mustangs are free-ranging horses), which could explain her Claustrophobia.


Season 4

    Prim Hemline 
Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball

Manehattan's premier fashion critic, and the host and judge of the Fashion Week competition.

    Coco Pommel 
Voiced by: Cathy Weseluck

The long-suffering assistant to fashion designer Suri Polomare, Rarity's rival during Fashion Week.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The below-mentioned hair clip and (unusually for a female character) a collar.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Suri.
  • The Cameo:
    • At the end of "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2", along with the rest of the ponies who gave the Mane Six their keys.
    • She can also be seen in one shot attending the Equestria Games.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue eyes and a blue mane.
  • Hair Decorations: Her flower-shaped hair clip.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Quits working for Suri after seeing the Mane Six's friendship and deciding Suri's "every pony for herself" attitude is wrong. She's rewarded by being given a job working for Rarity's costume designer friend on his next project.
  • Heel Realization: She's touched by how generous Rarity and her friends are towards each other, inspiring her to quit her job.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She's actually the one doing all the work Suri got credit for.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: They match her mane.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Well, it probably didn't help.
  • Nice Hat: Doesn't wear one, but has one of these for her cutie mark.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her name is a reference to designer Coco Chanel.
  • Pony Counterpart: Being a put-upon and highly competent assistant to another character, she's basically Spike the dragon as a female pony, except with a much meaner boss. They even share a voice actress.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: During her time as Suri's assistant, she was often seen with a face that makes her look like a kicked puppy.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a blue mane with a light-blue stripe in the middle.
  • Tareme Eyes: Not quite as noticeable as Fluttershy, but they reflect how kind-hearted she can be.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has a blue mane with a light-blue stripe in the middle.

     Cheese Sandwich 
The super-duper party pony, that pony is ME!

The self-proclaimed "super duper party pony" who travels Equestria to throw the biggest, most spectacular parties wherever they're needed. He shows up in Ponyville in "Pinkie Pride" where he unintentionally runs afoul of Pinkie Pie, the town's resident party planner.

  • The Ace: He's a party pony who manages to out-party Pinkie Pie and manages to instantly befriend all of the ponies in Ponyville.
  • Always Someone Better: This is how Pinkie Pie feels about him. It turns out that he also feels this way towards Pinkie to a certain extent, as she's the type of party-planner he aspired to be in the first place.
  • Anti-Villain: To call him a villain at all would be a stretch, as his cheerful and pleasant demeanor are genuine, and he shares Pinkie's creed of sharing the joy he experienced as a colt to others, albeit on a grander scale. Pinkie butts heads with him merely because she's afraid his charisma will lure her friends away from her, and the only reason he agrees to Pinkie's "goof-off" at all is because goof-offs are Serious Business. That, and she called him "boneless".
  • Broken Ace: His back story reveals his ability to make great parties came from a young Pinkie Pie who inspired him to break out of his shyness and eventually make friends.
  • The Cameo: At the end of "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2", along with the rest of the ponies who gave the Mane Six their keys.
  • Companion Cube: He has a rubber chicken named Boneless, who he talks to regularly. It was one of the rubber chickens Pinkie Pie dropped during her juggling act at one of her parties when they were both young. He also has a backup chicken named Boneless 2 after giving Boneless 1 away to Pinkie.
  • The Drifter: When not in "party mode", he's a parody of this archetype.
  • Friendless Background: His own overwhelming shyness as a colt prevented him from making friends and was depressed until he saw one of Pinkie Pie's parties. Plus, his only companion was his rubber chicken.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Unlike the Mane Cast's previous rivals.
  • Fun Ponified: Gives Pinkie Pie a run for her money as being the super-duperiest partying-est pony of all, by Pinkie's own admission.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: His "goof-off" with Pinkie consists entirely of him trying to out-goof her.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a nice guy genuinely trying to make people smile like Pinkie does, but his Innocently Insensitive actions end up inadvertently undermining Pinkie's self-esteem.
  • Infinite Supplies: You really gotta wonder what kind of budget Cheese has to throw his massive parties. Or really where he keeps it all.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Cheese Sandwich isn't merely "Weird Al" Yankovic in voice; he also has the curly brown hair (more in line with Al's "classic" look), the lanky stature, the dimples, the colorful shirt, the accordion, etc. Even his colt self has the huge, thick glasses Al wore when he was younger before getting corrective eye surgery.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He doesn't mean to outshine Pinkie Pie at party throwing; he's just great at doing what they both love and gets swept up in all the attention.
  • Irony: Weird Al's character is named Cheese Sandwich. Weird Al himself is a vegan.
  • Keet: He claims to have been this ever since he was a colt, which raised some of his peers' eyebrows until he threw his first pony party. In truth he was actually a Shrinking Violet with a Friendless Background who resolved to change his life around after he attended his first party with Pinkie.
  • Large Ham: He's either deadpan serious while still narrating about parties, or goofy and off-the-wall, enough to rival Pinkie.
  • Nice Pony: He's great with kids and adults, even letting a foal keep some free party decorations, and immediately sets to make amends with Pinkie when she becomes convinced Cheese is more welcome as Ponyville's party planner than she is.
  • Nopony Calls Me Boneless: "Right, Boneless?"
  • Poor Communication Kills: In his defense, the info he withholds from everypony seems like a touchy subject matter for him to talk about, but had he sooner revealed to Pinkie Pie that she was his childhood idol and that he was hoping to impress her, she wouldn't have gone through so much grief thinking he was trying to take her place in Ponyville.
  • Reality Warper: Like Pinkie, he can break the laws of physics. He's shown stopping in midair, then later jumping into a picture during his introductory song, and he can move around off-screen faster than realism allows.
  • The Rival: Pinkie declares him to be hers at party planning when he replaces her as the headliner for Rainbow Dash's birthday party.
  • Rivals Team Up: After they work out their differences, the two join forces to make an even bigger and better party than ever.
  • Spear Counterpart: He's a male Pinkie Pie in practically every aspect: both have similar curly manes, a passion for throwing parties, and a love of random silliness and music. He even has a "Cheesy Sense" that lets him sense whenever a party is being planned, much like Pinkie's Pinkie Sense. Justified as it was Pinkie herself who inspired him to be more like her as a colt.
  • Spider-Sense: Just like how Pinkie has a Pinkie Sense to predict vague and immediate events, Cheese has a Cheesy Sense to detect where a party is needed and how epic it's going to have to be.
  • Stepford Smiler: To a certain extent. It's clear that he still carries around some insecurity from his lonely childhood, which he lacks the confidence to be honest about until the situation demands it.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He shifts between being, well, "Weird Al" Yankovic to a hardened Clint Eastwood-type character straight out of a certain Spaghetti Western film series at the drop of a hat. Even funnier is that he never stops talking about throwing parties while in his "Ice" personality.
  • Superior Successor: After Pinkie admits he's the funniest party planner, she decides to let him take her place. It becomes a more literal trope when he reveals Pinkie was his original inspiration.
  • Vague Age / Younger Than They Look: While the real Weird Al is solidly into middle-age by the taping of this episode, Cheese Sandwich is very near in age to the Mane Six.
  • Walking the Earth: He roams Equestria looking for places in need of parties where he'll gladly lend his assistance. Naturally, he sets off on his way when his job in Ponyville is done.

    Trenderhoof 
Voiced by: Doron Bell

A famous travel writer with a knack for starting all sorts of new trends across Equestria.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: From Applejack's POV, see below for why.
  • Adorkable: See his awkward attempts to woo Applejack and blend in on Sweet Apple Acres and be amused.
  • Amazon Chaser / Has a Type: Prefers strong, tomboyish mares over refined, stylish ones.
  • Cool Shades: Given his Hipster status, this should come as no surprise.
  • Dogged Nice Pony: He overplays his interest and knowledge of farm life and apples to woo Applejack, even going so far as to reinvent himself as a farmpony.
  • Hipster: According to Rarity, he knows what's going to be hot before it's tepid, and his cutie mark is some kind of argyle-pattern.
  • Innocent Bigot: Trenderhoof (a unicorn) comments to Applejack that he admires "the work ethic of Earth ponies". Applejack is clearly not amused.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He completely overlooks Rarity's advances while fawning over Applejack. He also thinks Derpy is unappreciated.
  • It's All About Me: While trying to impress Applejack, he seems to just talk about himself and what he's done, making himself seem like a total bore.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Subverted. He is well-meaning in his attempt to woo Applejack, but his general clueless-ness comes of as patronizing, which would be an enormous turn-off for anyone. At the end though, he does manage to prove that he can be a gentle-stallion by dancing with Granny Smith at the festival.
  • Meaningful Name: His name references his tendencies as a trend-setter, but it's also a play on "tenderfoot", a slang term for someone unused to rural or outdoor life. Despite his crush on Applejack and subsequent overplayed interest in farm life, he's clearly out of his element on Sweet Apple Acres.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Applejack and Rarity acknowledge he's not a bad pony by any means, but he's incredibly clueless and overbearing in his obsession with farm life.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Word of God has called him the "Anthony Bourdain of Equestria".
  • Oblivious to Love: Rarity's otherwise obvious attraction to him flies right over his head.

    Seabreeze 
Voiced By: Brian Drummond

A tiny fairy pony-like creature called a Breezie. He was one of a group of them that got separated from the others. Unlike the other Breezies, he's desperate to get home before the portal closes.

  • The Cameo: At the end of "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2", along with the rest of the ponies who gave the Mane Six their keys.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Lets one off when the others don't seem to want to leave Fluttershy's cottage.
    Applejack: What'd he say?
    Fluttershy: (*blushing*) I'd...rather not say.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He insults the other Breezies, calling them stupid and incompetent. This behavior is partially because he's more worried about getting back home than they are.
  • Evil Wears Black: Downplayed — Seabreeze is the only Breezie who dresses in black, and he's the only one who's constantly angry. However, his anger is justifiable since he's just trying to get back home to his family.
  • Happily Married / Good Parent: Implied when we see his family at the end of the episode; his first instinct is to smile warmly at his wife and hug his kid tightly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very mean and constantly shouts at the other Breezies, but underneath it all, he's truly a good guy who's simply frustrated over his group being stuck in Ponyville, especially considering the fact that he has a wife and child waiting for him. The problem is simply that he jumps straight to berating the others, and he learns that positive reinforcement is often a better way to get through to people. Unless his group of breezies only started their habit of slacking off when they reached Fluttershy's house, they've been getting on his nerves for a long time. His lack of patience is considerably more understandable with that in mind.
  • Only Sane Man: A little more abrasive than most, but he is the only one among the Breezies who's focused on going back home.
  • Real Men Have Pink Hair: Despite his hair color (and huge eyelashes), he never actually acts girly.
  • Speaking Simlish: The Breezies all speak a strange blend of Scottish and Swedish, but Seabreeze is able to speak English and acts as their translator.
  • Spock Speak: Seabreeze does not use contractions.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Seriously, not one single breezy except him seams to give a rat's ass about returning home, escaping a world clearly not fit for them and delivering that pollen which is supposedly very important for the whole community. It's easy to see why he would get so frustrated.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Fluttershy teaches him that being firm and yelling at others should only come as a last resort when he's unable to get through to them, and he starts helping and encouraging the struggling Breezies instead.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted; it seems like he's this at first, as he yells at Fluttershy when she was taking care of him and the other Breezies, but after she rescues him from a swarm of bees he immediately and repeatedly thanks her.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Between his temper and his mix of Scottish and Swedish accidents, Seabreezes fits this quite well.

    Sapphire Shores 
SENSATIONAL!!!
Voiced by: Rena Anakwenote 

The Pony of Pop, Sapphire Shores appeared at Carousel Boutique one day, having read about Rarity's fashion designs. She was so impressed with a Gem-Encrusted outfit on display that she bought it on the spot and ordered five others similar to it. She has since kept Rarity on retainer as her "favorite designer".

    Silver Shill 

A Silver pony who was The Shill in Flim and Flam's Medicine Show. His part was to pretend to be ill and then be "cured" due to the Tonic. After Applejack comes clean, he decides to mend his ways.

  • Adorkable: Short, nerdy looking, cowardly, yeah he has all the qualities.
  • Affably Evil: Really the only "evil" thing about him is that he's allied with the Flim Flam Brothers and helping them with their scheme. At the end of the episode, he becomes a full-blown Nice Guy thanks to Applejack helping him redeem himself.
  • The Cameo: At the end of "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2", along with the rest of the ponies who gave the Mane Six their keys.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After Applejack teaches him a lesson in honesty. He makes good on it at the very end of "Twilight's Kingdom", having set up a stand to sell wigs and costumes.
  • Lovable Coward: When confronted by Applejack about the tonic, he stammers, escapes with a smokescreen and then hides behind the brothers, trembling in terror all the while. Awww...
  • Megane: Subverted. He's cute and wears glasses, but it later turns out that the glasses are fake.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Shill has a very Jimmy Stewart-like down-to-earth voice that would be very convincing as part of the confidence scheme.
  • The Shill: Was one in the Flim Flam brothers' scheme, as evident in his name.
  • Shrinking Violet: Initially. He's like a male Fluttershy.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: He throws off a pair of crutches after drinking the tonic. Lies, all lies.
  • Unfortunate Names: Really, who would name their child "Shill"?


Alternative Title(s):

Friendship Is Magic-One Shots