Pinkamena Diane "Pinkie" Pie is a hyperactive earth pony who prances to the beat of her own percussion section. The sheer force of her cheerful personality can be overwhelming at first but anyone who shows a little patience with her eccentricities is rewarded with a truly unique and wonderful friend who fills every day with laughter. And musical numbers. And PARTIES! Even as she defies physical reality when the situation is funny. Try to imagine a pink rocket made of happiness. That's Pinkie Pie.
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Characterization and Background
Adorkable: When her tongue swells up in "Bridle Gossip" and prevents her from speaking properly.
All-Loving Hero: This is the real reason why Pinkie got her cutie mark (the party thing is merely her bread and butter) she wants to make everyone happy. It's exemplified by her "I Am" Song in "A Friend in Deed".
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: All the time but some episodes show that Pinkie can concentrate when she wants to; in "Too Many Pinkie Pies", she's concentrating so hard on Twilight's "test" that she doesn't even notice when all her clones have disappeared and she's the only one left standing until the others directly address her.
Becoming the Mask: She goes to insane lengths to stay in character of a Nightmare Night costume. This includes "pecking" at candy lying on the ground and somehow laying an egg when frightened by Princess Luna.
Big Eater: In fact, she's a GIANT eater. She can slurp up an entire cake (larger than her head) with her tongue. What's more, she can swallow foodstuffs of an equal or even greater size to herself in a single gulp.
Break the Cutie: Pinkie Pie is extremely optimistic and upbeat, and she can usually shrug off insults and sadness. However, she is easily broken if she is convinced that she is useless or that her friends don't care about her.
In "Party Of One" she has a breakdown because she thinks her friends are ignoring her.
She didn't have a great day in "Magic Duel" either. First, Trixie removes her mouth, rendering her unable to eat or talk. Then Trixie forces her to dance against her will.
Thoroughly broken in "Pinkie Pride," when all her friends get swept up in anticipation Cheese Sandwich's part planning skills and seem to forget that Pinkie even exists. Also when she has her Heel Realization and forfeits the goof-off.
Broken Bird: During "Party of One" her mane straightens for the first time. This indicates insanity-inducing depression.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite appearing completely insane to outsiders, Pinkie Pie is regularly entrusted with important tasks by local authority figures who have known her long enough to be aware there's a method behind her madness.
Highlighted in "Swarm of the Century" where nopony takes her seriously until her music drives the parasprites out of Ponyville, demonstrating that she was right all along.
Spike: You know, Pinkie; these two ponies have a bit of a grudge match they're trying to settle, trying to prove who's the most athletic. Pinkie:Yes! And "grudge" rhymes with "fudge"! Spike: Yes, it... does? What? Pinkie: And I like fudge. But if I eat too much fudge, I get a pudge and then I can't budge. (Beat) Spike: So... no fudge? Pinkie: Aw, no thanks. I had a big breakfast.
Remember: this is Pinkie Pie when she's sane.
The Cuckoolander Was Right: In "Swarm of the Century" (instruments are necessary) and again in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" (The Pinkie Sense is legit even if Twilight can't explain it).
Cute and Psycho: Do not break a pinkie promise or ignore her; the cute bouncing will become relentless pursuit.
In "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight Sparkle defined it as shrieking and made her promise to stop doing it as she was trying to get ponies to accept Princess Luna as a friend rather than the fearsome former Nightmare Moon.
Everypony Has Standards: Pinkie Pie may love pranks, but she knows better than to prank Fluttershy, who is extremely sensitive.
Extreme Omnivore: She's willing to eat cupcakes with hot sauce and burned cupcakes, and her first thought on seeing a rainbow pond in her visit to Cloudsdale is to try tasting it, though it's too spicy for her to handle.
For Happiness: Her motivation for everything; her goal in life is to make as any many ponies smile as possible.
Fun Ponified: She is non-stop fun and excitement. This is deconstructed sometimes by showing how tiring that can be on other ponies and annoying to those that don't know her well. note Examples include Party of One, Baby Cakes and Too Many Pinkie Pies
Genius Ditz: Despite being scatterbrained and crazy she's very good at baking, arranging parties, is an extremely proficient musician and is handed the Smart Ball fairly often.
In "Dragonshy", she beat Rarity at tic-tac-toe thirty-five times in a row.
She remembers everything about everypony, because she loves to see ponies smile.
She's the only one in Ponyville who knows a parasprite when she sees it, and just how disastrous they can be.
Genre Savvy: Pinkie's perceived "randomness" tends to be her way of resolving issues long before the other ponies see them.
In "Swarm of the Century", not only does she realize what the Parasprites are going to do but she instantly figures out exactly what ridiculous method she's going to have to use to stop them. For the rest of the episode, she ignores all cries for help and accidentally sabotages all of her friends' efforts because she knows getting a ton of musical instruments is going to be WAY more important.
In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie decides it's not worth the effort to contest her clones' assertion that each of them is the real Pinkie Pie, and instead suggests a test that will prove it.
Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In "Party Of One", you can see she has a large teddy bear in her bedroom. However, she doesn't love it enough to invite it to her crazy party (the guests at said party include a bag of flour, a pile of rocks, and a ball of lint). Additionally the Ponygeist◊ billboard shows her with a doll of Spike.
Good Feels Good: Pinkie genuinely feels her happiest when she makes other ponies happy, whether it be from a joke or from one of her many parties. Her "I Am" Song"Smile Song" establishes this beyond a shadow of a doubt.
There is one thing that makes me happy, and makes my whole life worth while, and that's when I talk to my friends and get them to smile.
Good Is Not Dumb: Comes up most notably in "Griffon the Brush Off" where Gilda insists that the party pranks were all part of Pinkie's secret plan to humiliate her. It shows up again in "Swarm of the Century".
The Heart: As "A Friend in Deed" and especially "Magical Mystery Cure" show, Pinkie isn't just one to the Mane Six, but to the whole town. In the later case, everypony in Ponyvile became cranky and angry without her.
"Party Of One" shows that if she ever feels betrayed and alone, she will perform an emotional 180 and become a recluse.
"The Cutie Mark Chronicles" implies that this is her original pre-Sonic-Rainboom personality; care of a Fantasy Counterpart Puritan upbringing on a Rock Farm.
"A Friend in Deed" shows that Pinkie has a large memory of personal details (like birthdays) for every resident of Ponyville.
Highlighted in "Too Many Pinkie Pies." Pinkie's clones are essentially flanderized versions of her. It was the original Pinkie's ability to focus on something other than fun that allowed her friends to distinguish her. She also shows that she has a firm grasp on when she has gone too far and comes up with The Plan that allows Twilight to find the real Pinkie.
"Pinkie Pride" shows that she's getting better at handling rejection, cheering herself up by remembering past incidents where she brought smiles to others. She also quickly realizes when Rainbow Dash isn't having fun anymore during the goof-off.
She demonstrates a knack for turkey-calling in "Filli Vanilli," breaking Big Macintosh's six-year winning streak as the local champ.
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: According to her, she grew up on a Rock Farm. Although not intentionally abusive, it falls under the "seriously bizarre methods of parenting" heading. "Magic Duel" confirms that this wasn't her embellishing the story, as many fans had suspected; Pinkie really did grow up on a rock farm, the same one that Trixie worked at to pay for the Alicorn Amulet.
Innocently Insensitive: Pinkie is never mean and her goal in life being to make others happy, but she has a tendency to assume that her idea of fun is everypony's idea of fun. Fluttershy is an exception: as seen in "Griffon the Brush-Off" Pinkie refuses to prank her (or let others do so) because she's well aware of how sensitive Fluttershy is and that she may get the wrong idea from any pranks. It's not certain if Fluttershy herself appreciates Pinkie's protective behavior...
This trait plays a small, yet significant role in "Over a Barrel", where she insists on repeating her original flop of a song, thus pushing the war into full outbreak, despite the fact that neither the Chief nor the Sheriff made any bones of the fact that they thought her song stunk the first time she performed it.
In "A Friend In Deed", the episode's plot revolves around how this trait alienates her further from the already less-than-sociable Crankie.
In "Filli Vanilli", Pinkie wants to make Fluttershy feel better, but her very detailed descriptions of Stage Fright and its consequences just make poor Fluttershy's situation even worse. This is a little odd when one remembers the above occurrence from "Griffon the Brush Off".
Kid-Appeal Character: she's basically The Hub's mascot at this point though the show often uses her as a means to take shots at the mentality underlying many uses of this trope for example, "The Piggy Dance," which parodies the overly simplistic and repetitive nature of many children-directed songs, and seals the deal by causing the infant Cake twins to cry in response to it.
Know When to Fold 'Em: In "Pinkie Pride," she immediately forfeits the goof-off when she realizes that she went too far and Rainbow Dash isn't having any fun.
Large Ham: In her usual mood, she puts a lot of spirit into whatever she says.
Gilda: I'll be watching you...like a hawk. Pinkie: Why? Can't you watch me like a griffon?
Loss of Identity: In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie's clones drive her to so much distress that she doesn't know whether she is the real Pinkie or not. The fact that she is the only Pinkie to question herself may have contributed to her passing the test.
The Mad Hatter: Pinkie Pie knows just how crazy she is and loves every minute of it.
Mare Foal: She is something of an adolescent age, yet she acts like a hyperactive child. She has responsibilities and doesn't neglect them, but she will gravitate towards the first fun thing she finds. This is demonstrated by her trick-or-treating in "Luna Eclipsed" and asked if she's too old for this.
The second season episodes "Baby Cakes" and "A Friend in Deed" serve to demonstrate the more problematic aspects this trope has in real life. In the former, Pinkie lacks an understanding of the responsibilities attendant to childcare, initially seeing the newly born Cake Twins as little more than new playmates and taking a full episode learning about what it means to be responsible for them. In the latter, she shows a strong lack of understanding about the importance of privacy and property, rooting through Cranky's possessions, forcing her way into his home and frequently ignoring pleas to stop.
Motor Mouth: This is weaponized in "The Last Roundup". Applejack stonewalls her friends about why she refuses to return to Ponyvile, so Pinkie Pie sidles up to her and chatters about Inherently Funny Words until she cracks.
The Music Meister: As of Season 3, Pinkie Pie has started/led most on the songs in the show, and is capable of causing others around her to participate, as seen in "A Friend in Deed".
Multiple-Choice Past: The stories that Pinkie has told about her childhood don't fit together all that well.
My God, What Have I Done?: In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie cloned herself a few times in order to have fun with all her friends simultaneously, but then realized this was a BAD idea. The Pinkie clones wreaked havoc all over Ponyville, and the real Pinkie laments how it was all her fault.
In "Pinkie Pride," she has one such moment when she realizes that the goof-off is causing Rainbow Dash not to have fun. She immediately forfeits the goof-off as a result. This is also the moment when she gets her "key."
See "Party of One". She becomes reduced to talking with inanimate objects and sporting a Slasher Smile when she thinks her friends are rejecting her.
She gets increasingly more worried Rainbow Dash will forget about her and the others in "Wonderbolt Academy", until the other four agree to deliver a care package to Rainbow just to calm Pinkie Pie down.
Only Sane Pony: While she is known to be the craziest pony in the cast, she takes over this role occassionally.
In "Swarm Of The Century", she is the only pony to have any knowledge of the parasprites, and nopony else (not even Twilight) will listen to her when she knows of a way to get rid of them.
She is also the one to find a book on the Elements of Harmony. "It was under 'E'!"
And in "Sonic Rainboom," it takes her no time at all to find the book with the flight spell Twilight needs, even though the library is a total mess. Her explanation? "It landed on my face when Rainbow Dash knocked me into the bookcase."
In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie is calm and down-to-earth compared to her reflections. She even suggests The Plan that Twilight uses to weed out the clones.
Perpetual Smiler: Pinkie's goal is to make others smile. She loves smiling and she even has a song dedicated to smiling.
Personality Powers: She bears the Element of Laughter and her special talent is either throwing parties or making others happy. In line with that, she is perpetually cheerful and energetic 99% of the time.
Plucky Comic Relief: It's used as a plot point in Part 2 of the series premiere, where she frees the mane 6 from being paralyzed with fear from a forest of trees with intimidating faces.
The Pollyanna: She has such a bright outlook on life that she can literally laugh away her fears, most of the time. She also seems to believe that anypony is capable of being a friend if you're nice enough to them, no matter how hostile they've been in the past.
In addition, if Pinkie's confident that a situation will be worked out, she won't let herself be bothered by it in the slightest. This had led to numerous situations where a character will try to explain the gravity of the situation to a seemingly-oblivious Pinkie, only for her to demonstrate that she realizes exactly what's happening — she just knows that things will turn out well in the end.
She explains in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" that her knee gets pinchy whenever something scary is about to happen. It's never gone off.
The Prankster: It's made clear that her pranks are all in good fun and she refuses to prank Fluttershy for fear that her friend would take it too seriously.
Sad Clown: Pinkie Pie is the Element Of Laughter, and near perpetually bubbly and cheerful. Take that happiness away from her and the reaction is depressing.
Sarcasm-Blind: She takes most sarcastic comments aimed at her as compliments or she may think the person was being serious.
Referring to a tree called Bloomberg they are transporting on a train, this exchange takes place between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie:
Rainbow Dash: When we get to Appleloosa, do you think we're going to need to carry that heavy tree all the way from the train to the orchard? Pinkie Pie: What tree? You mean Bloomberg? Rainbow Dash:No. Fluttershy. Pinkie Pie: Fluttershy's not a tree, silly. Twilight: What's going on? Pinkie Pie: Rainbow Dash thinks Fluttershy's a tree!
After a frog falls on Twilight's face...
Pinkie Pie: Uh...Twilight? You got a little something on your face there. Twilight: Oh really? Did your "Pinkie sense" tell you that too? Pinkie Pie: No; I could just see it.
Serious Business: Ironically for her happy-go-lucky fun personality, there are some things Pinkie takes very seriously.
Parties. When she says she will throw you the greatest party you've ever had, it is not exaggeration for her.
And family photo albums. When you're family, you make the time to create one.
Sidetracked by the Analogy: Constantly. "Sticking to you like caramel on a candy apple"? She'll reminisce about candy apples. "Watching you like a hawk"? She'll ask why you can't watch her like your own species. "Hit the books"? She'll question why you're hitting them instead of reading them. "Holding a grudge"? She'll notice 'grudge' rhymes with fudge and proceed to chat about how she loves fudge.
When Twilight can't find any information in her library about the Elements of Harmony (probably because she was panicked and in a strange library she hasn't had time to properly peruse due to a plethora of partying ponies):
Pinkie Pie: "The Elements of Harmony: A reference guide". Twilight: How did you find that? Pinkie Pie: (singsong) It was under EEEEE!
"Griffon The Brush-Off" has Pinkie Pie following Rainbow Dash around but in a cheerful way. Dash finds this slightly annoying at worst but also amusing.
"Party Of One" features a less pleasant variety when Pinkie's friends seem to be making excuses for why they aren't coming to her latest party. She puts on a "disguise" to spy on them and then Dash—who can tell it's Pinkie but not that she's trying to disguise herself—says "Hi, Pinkie Pie." Then, Pinkie chases Dash very aggressively and angrily, loudly asking for the real reason Dash doesn't want to come to the party. When Dash hides in Applejack's barn, Pinkie full-on interrogates Applejack about why she's in there.
Stepford Smiler: Pinkie appears to be the Unstable type of this in "Party of One". She was hearing voices and had eye twitches.
In "Pinkie Pride," when Twilight finds her and asks if she's helping Cheese Sandwich plan the party. Pinkie assures Twilight that everything's okay while wearing one the whole time.
(Pinkie is participating in the Equestrian equivalent of trick-or-treating with several foals much younger than her) Pinkie Pie: Enough chit-chat! Time is candy! Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie Pie, aren't you a little old for this? Pinkie Pie: Too old for free candy?! (glares at Twilight) Never!
In "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Pinkie Pie's mane is flat when she's young and changes into a poofy mess when she sees the Sonic Rainboom.
In "Party of One", her mane goes flat again after she thinks her friends don't like her anymore. As soon as she cheers up, it poofs up again. In addition to her hairstyle changing, her entire body darkens a bit. Not just her coat; all of her.
Played with in "The Best Night Ever" where Pinkie tries to tame her mane for the Gala only to have it poof back up again because she's so excited.
Strangely this trope is avoided in "The Return of Harmony - Part 1". Despite Discord's hypnosis turning her serious and sour, her mane stays the same.
Happens again in "Magical Mystery Cure" when the cutie mark swap leaves her trying in vain to run Sweet Apple Acres and completely miserable, flat mane and all. Just as in "Party of One", she regains her poofy appearance again when her cutie mark is restored.
In "Pinkie Pride," you can see her mane deflate just a little bit, when the townsponies carry Cheese Sandwich off in their excitement, leaving her behind.
Her mane deflates a little bit again in "Maud Pie", when her friends tell her they can't get along with her older sister.
Quirky Curls: Oddly, her hair seems to be naturally straight. It poofs up when she witnesses the Sonic Rainboom and experiences joy for the first time. It's stayed that way ever since, only straightening again when she's depressed (i.e. rarely).
Rose-Maned Mare: A very bright, intense pink in contrast to Fluttershy's more subdued pink, showing her intensely cheery personality.
Silly Trot: All the other ponies will trot or gallop. Pinkie will bounce, complete with unique sound effect. The name for this gait is "pronking" and there could not be a better word for how Pinkie Pie travels.
Turns Red: She literally does this when Applejack breaks her Pinkie Promise in the episode "The Last Roundup".
Twitchy Eye: During "Party of One" when she's throwing her party of crazy.
When She Smiles: This is a plot point. When she was a filly, she was pretty dreary considering her upbringing. Once she saw the Sonic Rainboom and learned how to smile, she found her love of parties and earned her cutie mark.
She has an eidetic memory for what makes people happy.
She was also quick to figure out the mystery in "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", once she has a more clear understanding of the "crimescene".
Badass Adorable: She's the most energetic and happy go lucky character in the show; she's cute and is Fluttershy's equal in the area, but if she sees her friends in trouble, she's just unstoppable.
Badass Normal: She doesn't have the magic of a unicorn or the flight of a Pegasus but she still accomplishes a lot of things her powered friends can't and is smarter than she looks. For instance, she solves the problem of the Parasprites by herself while none of her friends can. She is also able to outrun Rainbow Dash.note Or mysteriously already be at Rainbow Dash's various destinations before Rainbow gets there.
Balloonacy/Not Quite Flight: Pinkie seems to have bunches of party balloons on-hoof which she uses to float for short periods of time. While she rarely uses them for travel, they're most often used during songs or other odd situations.
Beyond the Impossible: In the episode "Magic Duel" it's revealed that she can play multiple instruments at the same time without using her mouth.
Chekhov's Skill: Her ability to play multiple instruments at once is first displayed in "Swarm of the Century". It later helps Twilight defeat Trixie in "Magic Duel".
The Cat Came Back: One of her stranger abilities is to appear out of nowhere when someone is trying to avoid her.
How does she set up parties so quickly? Simple. She has a party cannon!!!
She keeps marshmallows on her person in case somepony eats something too spicy, and keeps rubber balls and eyepatches stashed all around Ponyville in case of emergencies.
Dreadful Musician: Zigzagged. While she loves to sing, she takes the same high energy, stream-of-consciousness approach to music as she does to everything else. Consequently, her musical numbers are usually greeted with displeasure or disdain when she launches into them, and her friends are often seen looking embarrassed in the background. However, when it comes to playing musical instruments, Pinkie's actually pretty good; she's a great One pony band whenever it's necessary.
Gadgeteer Genius: Not stated explicitly, but occasionally implied (like with her flying machine in "Griffon the Brush Off" and her Party Cannon introduced in "Sweet and Elite"). What makes this more amusing is that her voice actress has a degree in engineering.
Hammerspace: Pinkie seems to have access to this, as she always seems to have what she needs for a gag.
Hammerspace Mane/Bag of Holding: She has been shown to store several objects within her mane. Any saddlebag she packs tends to develop a surprisingly large capacity, as well.
Implacable Pony: Is able to follow a rapidly fleeing Rainbow Dash during "Griffon the Brush-Off" and even get ahead of her, despite the fact that Rainbow flies at top speed while Pinkie skips ahead without a care. Repeats the feat during "Party of One", although she doesn't bother with the skipping. This is taken Up to Eleven in "A Friend in Deed"; Cranky flees far and wide in Equestria but can't escape Pinkie's apology.
Improvised Weapon: Her fighting style consists of using these. She's been shown to weaponize cakes, her party cannon, and Twilight.
Inexplicably Awesome: Pinkie Pie regularly stares at, leans on or ignores the fourth wallnote though Word Of God denies she's a full-blown Fourth Wall Observer, defies the laws of physics whenever plot- or humour-convenient and launches into musicals when nopony else does. She's popped out of locations too small for her to fit into, appeared inside a mirrornote Although it may be just in Twilight's head after being nagged over and over to not tell any secrets and even fought the closing iris at the end of an episode. While this in itself isn't unusual for a cartoon, she's the only pony in this show who behaves like that. Everypony else is well aware that Pinkie Pie doesn't work with the same rules as anypony else and they just do their best to ignore the weirdness. To drive the point home, this is a setting with magic-using ponies, and Pinkie is strange even to them. She is explicitly stated to be too weird for magic to explain.
This was finally lampshaded in "Too Many Pinkie Pies", when Pinkie Pie, so as not to disturb Rainbow Dash's nap, slowed herself mid-dive into a pool. Rainbow Dash was shocked enough to ask, "How did you do that?"
In Magic Duel, we get this gem when Twilight is questioned on how she suddenly made ten instruments appear out of nowhere and all being played at once by a single pony.
Twilight: That wasn't magic, that was just Pinkie Pie.
This carries into Equestria Girls, standing out from the human characters for it even more than usual. Among other feats, she pulls one of the balloon patterns off her skirt and inflates it, teleports behind Twilight Sparkle so she can grab her from behind, and later drops down from the top of the frame, upside down. During the attempt to keep Twilight's crown away from Sunset Shimmer near the climax, she also grabs the crown from Snips by materializing behind him. As usual, no one seems to notice any of this.
Offscreen Teleportation: Has a tendency to appear out of nowhere if she's not on screen. If she goes out of shot or behind an object, she can come back in from anywhere.
Muggle Born of Mages: Pinkie utterly sucks at farmwork, even though she is a Earth Pony (who are said have magical aptitude to agriculture) and was raised on a farm.
Photographic Memory: Pinkie can remember every detail she's ever seen or heard about her friends, no matter how small or obscure.
In "A Friend in Deed" she starts the episode by greeting random ponies and saying something about their life. She recognized Matilda from Cranky's scrapbook and realized that she was the one he was looking for.
In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", she easily finds the magic pond from a rhyme that Nana Pinkie taught her when she was just a filly, whereas Twilight had never heard of it before.
The Power Of Oompah: "Swarm of the Century" she uses a one pony band to lead the parasprites out of town.
In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", she uses a rope swing to launch into the air and plummets toward a swimming hole... Only to stop just above the water and slowly sink in because she didn't want to bother Rainbow Dash, who was looking to relax by the water. Rainbow Dash is baffled by this:
To the Cakes' twin babies. Even after her first disastrous foalsitting experience, she became their go-to sitter once she showed how good she really was at the job.
Pinkie seems to be this to many younger characters, including the CMC.
Applebloom is overjoyed when she finds out Pinkie might be related to them, bouncing around and squealing over the prospect of having another sister.
She claims to be this for Fluttershy, who objects because she's a year older than Pinkie.
Et Tu, Friends?: One of Pinkie's greatest fears is that her friends will stop liking her and not want to be her friend anymore.
Played for Laughs in the episode, "Party Of One". She assumes that this is happening to her after Spike tells her that her friends don't like her parties anymore. As it turns out, her friends are setting up a surprise birthday party without telling her about it.
In "The Return Of Harmony - Part 1" Discord plays on this fear to convince her that everypony, including her friends, are laughing at her behind her back. This alone breaks her, but a little additional brainwashing causes her to become dead-serious and angry, and results in her yelling at Twilight when she found her.
Her depression and resulting identity crisis in "Too Many Pinkie Pies" is most likely a result of this fear, as she sees how unhappy she has directly made her friends.
In "Pinkie Pride," she becomes convinced that her friends forget about her in their excitement about Cheese Sandwich.
Country Cousin: Extremely downplayed. Applejack is her fourth cousin twice removed. * Well, maybe.
Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Pinkie tends to act more immature and childish, playing the role of the foolish sibling. Maud is portrayed as more stoic and mature, implying that she the more responsible of the two.
Friend to All Children: She loves playing with little kids, and chaperons some of them during Nightmare Night. She also loves the Cake Twins dearly like they were her own little siblings.
Magnetic Heroine: There is literally no pony in Ponyville that isn't her friend. The only characters she can't befriend are the antagonists, and that's probably because they don't stick around long enough or are too fundementally screwed up. This led to some trouble when she met someone who didn't want to be her friendand she still befriended him by the end of the episode.
G3 and G3.5 Pinkie Pie who also loved parties. Cemented with the first thing she says: "Surprise!" the catchphrase of said pony.
She also shares many traits with G1 Fizzy; her relentlessly Genki Girl personality.
Flanderization: Parodied and deconstructed in "Too Many Pinkie Pies". Each of Pinkie's clones are essentially a flanderized version of her. It was the original Pinkie Pie's Hidden Depths that allowed her friends to figure out which was the real one.
Full Name Ultimatum: Pinkamena Diane Pie, as revealed by her mother in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles".
Kubrick Stare: Delivers one to the mane cast after being dragged to her surprise party in "Party Of One".
Meaningful Name: She's pink and she loves sweet things. (She herself is sweet.)
Odd Name Out: Her full name is Pinkamena Diane Pie, which means she's one of the few characters so far to have a middle name.
Perky Goth: Appears with this persona in a new toyline called "Pinkie Pie's Fashion Boutique". The packaging is has a black, white and pink color scheme and even her design is different (she has black and white streaks in her mane and even her cutie mark has a red, black and white balloon). Obviously this hasn't appeared or even hinted at in the cartoon... Yet.
Poor Communication Kills: If Pinkie Pie had told her friends in the beginning how dangerous the parasprites were and that music would lure them away, a lot of trouble could have been saved.
Rhymes on a Dime: Not as frequently as Zecora, but Pinkie still likes to rhyme a lot... especially when she's singing.
Rule of Funny: She can do anything that makes the situation funny, bordering on Reality Warper. It is especially noticeable when things aren't funny; at which point she loses most of her "abilities".
Weirdness Coupon: Pinkie does oddball things and nopony gives them a second glance because 'she's Pinkie Pie'.
In "Party of One", Rainbow Dash's freakout at meeting her has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Pinkie Pie's dressed like a hay bale in Groucho Marx glasses.
Works against her in "Swarm of the Century", when her search for instruments is dismissed as her just being Pinkie.
Rainbow Dash: Pinkie Pie, you are so random.
In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", all of her friends ignore any differences between the way each Pinkie is acting, because they are unsure of how the real Pinkie would act.
Her weirdness is not only expected, but counted on by Twilight in Magic Duel.
Wolverine Publicity: If Twilight is the main character, then Pinkie is the show's ambassador. She's in most of the promotional material, most likely because she's pink and was the main character for a while in G3.