Characters: Friendship Is Magic: Supporting Cast
aka: Friendship Is Magic-Supporting Cast
These characters have appeared in multiple episodes and often play important roles in the lives of the Mane Cast and the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Most of them live in Ponyville.
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PonyvilleThese are the characters that live in Ponyville and thus tend to show up the most.
Voiced by: Cathy WeseluckA beige Earth pony with a wavy gray mane and tail, Mayor Mare is a somewhat ineffectual leader who doesn't seem to carry as much authority as Twilight, the official representative of Princess Celestia in Ponyville.
- Alliterative Name: If you include her title.
- All There in the Script: Her and Time Turner's trading card, a couple of shirts featuring her, Gameloft's My Little Pony game, and the Tie-In Novel Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell have made her Fan Nickname "Mayor Mare" Ascended Fanon. It's also used in the fourth issue of IDW's Friendship Is Magic comic book series, but without showing her.
- Authority in Name Only: Played with, as while Twilight Sparkle tends to have more "weight" than her, both Celestia and Luna recognize Mayor Mare as an authority figure and treat her with appropriate respect.
- Cool Old Lady: Or at least middle-aged lady. She likely wants to be seen as one. Age and gray hair are seen as an Authority/Status symbol for office holders.
- Demoted to Extra: Amazingly, her role actually decreased significantly on the show.
- A Dog Named Dog: In a land populated largely by ponies, she's a mare named Mare. Kind of fitting, given that the town she's Mayor of is named Ponyville.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Her name has been used by several different sources, but the show itself has only called her by her title, even in the credits.
- Expy: She looks like a duller and older version of Flitter Flutter in G3.5 and even shares a job with her. Plus her mane and tail are naturally pink, similar to Flitter Flutter's pink-and-purple.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Played with:
- In "Dragonshy", she's nowhere to be seen, and it's Twilight who informs the townsponies about the dragon smoke and Princess Celestia's orders to her to solve the problem.
- In "Winter Wrap Up", the only duty of her office that Mayor Mare exercises is to give an inspirational speech that fails to motivate the town to get their job done on time, but after Twilight shows that she has better organizational skills than the rest of the town, Mayor Mare is seen to work just as hard as everypony else through the night.
- In "A Bird in the Hoof", her request to speak with Celestia was enough for the princess to cut the party short.
- In "The Best Night Ever", she went to Canterlot for the Grand Galloping Gala (the beginning of it, at least).
- In "Lesson Zero", she's seen relaxing outside (until she notices the commotion).
- In "Luna Eclipsed", she's the one behind Nightmare Night's celebrations.
- Power Hair: Her mane seems to be tied into a tight bun in the back.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Starting in Season 4.
- Punny Name: She's the mare of Ponyville. A Stealth Pun in the show, since her name is only All There in the Script.
- Repetitive Name: Her title and name are very similar.
- Ruling Couple: Implied during the episode "A Friend in Deed" where she's shown next to a stallion of her age with a scroll Cutie Mark that implies an administrative talent. A young mare with a hammer Cutie Mark (implying she's a judge) is with them, hinting she's their daughter.
- Stealth Pun: Following from her All There in the Script Punny Name, she's the old gray(-maned) mare. If she seems ineffective at her job, it's because she ain't what she used to be.
- Vague Age: Unlike with the Cakes (whom Wordof God has specifically stated to be middle-aged), her exact age is difficult to pin down. Her mane and tail are only dyed gray, and "A Friend in Deed" shows her with what might be a husband and an adult daughter, though it's possible they may simply be other members of the town council. An issue of the official comics show her going to the same high school as Cheerilee, Shining Armor and Cadance. So she might be in the pony equilavent of her twenties.
- You ALL Look Familiar: Not usually, but when she's shown from overhead in "Suited for Success", "The Best Night Ever" and "A Friend in Deed", multiple copies of her appear at once.
- Younger than She Looks: Her mane and tail are naturally pink, and she dyes them gray; though she may simply be embarrassed by the color. The comic book seems to suggest she's the same age as Cheerilee!
Debut: "Bridle Gossip"
Voiced by: Brenda CrichlowA mysterious zebra who lives in the Everfree Forest. Most of the ponies distrust her at first because of her unusual appearance, and her seemingly cryptic warnings don't help her reputation. Afterwards, she becomes a helpful ally towards the ponies, using her knowledge of magical herbs and creatures to assist the Six.
- Alliterative Name: Zecora the Zebra.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Word of God is that they wanted Zecora to be speaking authentic Swahili in "Bridle Gossip", but they didn't have the time or resources. Instead, they got the voice actor to make up some African-sounding gibberish. Lauren Faust said that she likes to imagine Zecora is speaking Zebra in lieu of Swahili.
- Badass: She lives in a place that other ponies consider an Eldritch Location, only in part because it's filled with dangerous plants and animals like cockatrices, Ursa Minors and Majors, Timberwolves and Poison Joke. She isn't bothered in the slightest by her dangerous "neighbours".
- Bifauxnen: While Zecora is clearly female, she has the same squared off muzzle and lack of eyelashes as a male pony. This helps convey her foreign nationality compared to the ponies of Ponyville.
- Bilingual Bonus / This Is My Name on Foreign: "Zecora" means "zebra" in the Oromo language of Ethiopia.
- Black Cloak / In the Hood: Zecora wears an eerie cloak with a face-concealing hood during her debut episode. It can be inferred she wears it for protection, as the road to her hut crosses through a large patch of Poison Joke.
- Character Tic: She mostly speaks her sentences in rhyme, with a few exceptions. Her debut episode also gave her a habit of digging at the ground sometimes, but this seems to have faded out.
- Creepy Good: There's no doubt of her good character but her sense of style, where she lives and her habit of speaking in rhyme creeped the local ponies out.
- Cross Cultural Kerfuffle: Her above-mentioned Character Tic of digging at the ground is mistaken by the ponies as a threat posture. If one reflects back over the previous episodes, it's strongly implied that pawing at the ground genuinely is a threat posture amongst ponies (Twilight Sparkle and Nightmare Moon are shown pawing the ground before attacking each other in the second episode). This then leads to Fridge Brilliance as to why the character tic was dropped; upon being able to talk to ponies, Zecora would have learned that pawing the ground means "I am about to attack you" in pony body language, and would stop doing that in order to stop seeming like she's randomly threatening ponies.
- A Dog Named Dog: "Zecora" means "zebra".
- Fantastic Racism: A victim of it in her initial episode; the Ponyvile ponies boarded themselves up when she came to town because she was "strange" and "different". Luckily for her, her début episode is about proving this attitude wrong.
- Fish Eyes: Her molded toy from the Miniature Collection's Spa Pony Set has these.
- Friend to All Children: She leads the foals around on Nightmare Night. This makes sense when you consider the fact that Apple Bloom, who's a filly, was the first to befriend her.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Appears to have glowing sinister yellow eyes sometimes when her face is hidden under her cloak, though that could just be the perception of the mane cast seeing her as an "evil enchantress".
- Good All Along: Looked sinister at first, but it all turned out to be a misunderstanding.
- The Hermit: Lives alone in the Everfree Forest, where few other ponies would dare set hoof.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: At the end of her debut episode, her wish for friends comes true when the ponies finally befriend her. By the episode "Luna Eclipsed", it would seem that the town has embraced her, as she leads an event on Nightmare Night.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Apple Bloom, the first pony to make friends with her, is still the pony that has the most screentime with her.
- Large Ham: "Beware, BEWARE, you ponyfolk!"
- Magic Cauldron: She uses one of this to work in her potions, in keeping with being a herbalist with ambiguous knowledge of magic.
- Magical Negro: Considering the Fantastic Racism she's subjected to in her debut, she fits this. She can brew potions with all manner of fantastic effects, and she also displays a few abilities that seem to indicate that magic isn't necessarily limited to unicorns. However, unlike classical uses of this trope, that doesn't mean she's an automatic problem solver for things the Mane Six can't handle — she specifically notes she can't do anything to stop a parasprite infestation, for example.
- Master of Illusion: In "Luna Eclipsed", Zecora tells the fillies about Nightmare Moon and uses green dust to conjure up illusions of her.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Whether she's a herbalist with a talent for illusions and stagecraft or capable of outright spells is unclear. Given where she lives, the line can be hard to draw.
- Mentor Archetype: Word of God is that she was meant to be an alternate mentor to Twilight Sparkle but the de-emphasis of adventure stories in the first season (because slice-of-life stories were easier to write quickly) caused the idea to fall through. She finally takes this role in "Magic Duel" where she trains Twilight in magic and being a Guile Heroine for her rematch with Trixie.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Though unlike most examples, the townsponies see her every month when she comes into town, but the fact she lives alone in the woods (the Everfree Forest no less) that everypony fears makes everypony unfairly assume she's an evil witch.
- Out of Focus:
- She is mostly absent from Season 1, appearing only in "Bridle Gossip" and "Swarm of the Century".
- Averted in Season 2, as she's had several small roles in several episodes. In Season 3, she plays a major role in "Magic Duel", finally taking her place as Twilight's mentor.
- Poor Communication Kills: When it came to the Poison Joke, if she'd just told the ponies it was a poisonous plant instead of speaking in cryptic rhyme to an already suspicious and fearful group, then the rest of the episode would have gone a lot differently. It's possibly justified by the fact that she was new in Ponyville, so she was still learning pony language.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Starting in Season 4.
- Repetitive Name: Zecora the Zebra also counts for this.
- Rhymes on a Dime: Particularly impressive in "The Cutie Pox", where she sets herself up to make a rhyme with "tooth" before she sees that Apple Bloom chipped her tooth (from Apple Bloom's posture, it was an easy guess). Although there was a gag in the main MLP comic #9 where she noted (in rhyme, naturally) that she needed a moment to think up a rhyme for her next comment.
- Shown Their Work: Her digging habit in her first episode? Zebras in the real world do that to find water. As for why she dropped it? As shown below, when it comes to other species of horse, digging at the ground is a sign of impatience and annoyance. She'd be forced to drop this habit if she wanted the townspeople to be more open to her.
- Solitary Sorceress: Lives by herself in the Everfree Forest.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Closed captions spell her name as "Zakora".
- Stealth Hi/Bye: How she exits at the end of "The Cutie Pox".
- Translation Convention: When alone in her hut, she talks to herself in English, even though her first language appears to be the pseudo-Swahili she yells in when pissed.
- Witch Doctor: Fits the mold, considering she's adorable and lives in the Everfree Forest far from civilization and has all manner of magical herbs and exotic decor in her hut. She is knowledgeable in potionmaking, strange properties of plants, and odd creatures.
Voiced by: Nicole OlivernoteThe Ponyville Schoolhouse's teacher. An Earth pony, Miss Cheerilee sports a cherry-colored coat with a pink/cherry mane topped with a kind and cheerful attitude. While "Call of the Cutie" implies that Cheerilee was a teenager during the pony fashion equivalent of the Real Life '80s, Rarity's flashback in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" (along with a picture that's part of the toy Ponyville Schoolhouse) shows that Cheerilee is young enough to have gone to school with Rarity.
- '80s Hair: "Yes I know, but honestly; that's how everypony was wearing their mane back then."
- Adults Are Useless: Despite her being friendly, she doesn't notice or attempt to stop Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon from bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders (except in the episode "Ponyville Confidental", when she punishes Diamond Tiara).
- All There in the Script: Until Season 2, her name had only come up at all in the toyline and the Expanded Universe (specifically, in the toys and the iOS Games Twilight Sparkle: Teacher for a Day). It was first mentioned on the show in "Lesson Zero", and she was first addressed by name in "The Cutie Pox".
- Artistic Age: Appears as a filly in Rarity's flashback during "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", implying she's about the same age as Rarity. (Cheerilee isn't identified in the episode, but the Ponyville Schoolhouse toy has a picture that shows filly Cheerilee wearing the same costume as in the episode, which all but confirms her identity.)
- Her appearance as a filly in Cheese Sandwich's flashback in "Pinkie Pride" also seems to support this. In that flashback, Cheerilee didn't have her cutie mark yet, while Pinkie Pie already had hers. (Again, Cheerilee isn't explicitly named, but the lyrics of the song imply that it's her; she pops into the frame to offer filly Cheese a cheese sandwich right at the line "Cheer was filling up the place.")
- In the Expanded Universe depicted in the IDW comics, Cheerilee is shown as a teenager in the same high school with Shining Armor, Princess Cadence, and Mayor Mare!
- Ascended Extra: Cheerilee was fairly popular in G3, so Hasbro made her the 8th pony of a Happy Meal toy set from McDonald's. She's also included in a later set.
- Breakout Character: Season 2 is slowly turning her into one because of her central role in "Hearts and Hooves Day".
- Chekhov's Gunman: After making a few appearances in Adventures in Ponyville, she remained a silent background pony who happened to be in the opening. Then at the beginning of "Call of the Cutie", she suddenly got a single long scene that gave her an important job and a personality.
- Cool Teacher: The CMC think it is a travesty that such an amazing teacher is not beating off suitors with a stick. The first part of Sweetie Bell's song states that she's "the best teacher we could hope for".
- Demoted to Extra: In Season 3, the only times she ever shows up are in background appearances in "One Bad Apple", "Sleepless in Ponyville", and "Just for Sidekicks". Her schoolhouse is never shown, and she never even gets a single speaking appearance. What's more, in season 4 she's practically the only notable member of the supporting cast not to receive a Promotion to Opening Titles; especially odd is that Photo Finish does, despite appearing far less. However, she has at least received speaking appearances again.
- The '80s: Played for laughs when Cheerilee shows to her class a picture of her younger self wearing typical (and gaudy) 80s attire.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Creates one without intending to ("Blank Flank") which quickly catches on and is used by the school bullies to humiliate Ponies who lack a Cutie Mark.
- Era-Specific Personality: G3 Cheerilee is Rarity's adviser and is mature. G3.5 Cheerilee loves to play, read stories to her little sister Scootaloo, and comb her friend's manes in fancy different styles. FiM Cheerilee is a young adult with a calm and responsible personality and is in charge of educating Ponyville's fillies and colts.
- Expy: Of G3 and G3.5 Cheerilee.
- Friend to All Children: It goes with the territory, considering she's loved by all her students, but even Spike seems to like her before she gave him a hat for his birthday.
- Friend to Bugs: In the toys at least; the Cheerilee toy is accompanied by a ladybug.
- Genki Girl: As described by Nicole Oliver, she's much more upbeat than her other role of Princess Celestia.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's a good deal smaller than Big Macintosh, which is extremely noticeable when the Cutie Mark Crusaders try to set them up together.
- I Was Quite a Fashion Victim: Could also be considered a self-deprecating call-back to the more...ill-advised G1 My Little Ponies.
- Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Zigzagged. The exact age of her students are in question because they're a different species. She talks like a kindergarten teacher to them but explains setting concepts (like history and biology) more akin to a middle-school teacher, and on the blackboard she often has advanced planetary physics equations.
- Ms. Exposition: She often fills this role in the episodes she's in, such as explaining what a cutie mark is to a classroom almost full of students who already have theirs.
- Nice Girl: She was nice enough to give Spike a hat on his birthday.
- Nice Hat: She doesn't wear one, but has one in her grocery bag (a white fedora with a red band and feather) and gives it to Spike on his birthday.
- Off Model: Quite a few animation errors have happened with her, the most common one being the top of her normally two-toned mane becoming solid-colored.
- Old Maid: She tries to hide her frustration, but it's clear she isn't happy about being one, or at least having attention being brought to it.
- Pair the Spares: A literal case, as the CMC pairs her up with Big Macintosh in the episode "Hearts and Hooves Day" because she didn't have a date and Big Mac was the only "good" stallion they could find available at that moment.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her body and hair qualify for this.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the time she can be counted on to manage her class.
- Rose-Maned Pony: Warm and compassionate type.
- Schoolmarm: A textbook example of this; the only teacher in a rural community school that consists of one room.
- Ship Tease: After the madness dies down, the last scene of "Hearts and Hooves Day" is Cheerilee and Big Macintosh going on a picnic. Whether they're going on an actual date or just teasing the Cutie Mark Crusaders is left open.
- In a latter episode she is seen swooning at Big Mac singing.
- Stepford Smiler:
- She displays a type A during "Hearts and Hooves Day" when the CMC bring up her Old Maid status.
- Her human counterpart displays a borderline type C, given how she actively tries to hide her irritation from a technologically inept Twilight.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: "What the Tartarus am I doing in a pit, on a mattress, with a stallion?" Sleeping off a love poison from well-meaning students.
- You Don't Look Like You: Her second fully-molded toy depicts her as a Palette Swap of Pinkie Pie; her cutie mark looks different in most stock art and all of the other toys (strangely, the stock art used on most of the toys' packaging has it match the show instead of those toys); her first fully-molded toy and her collector◊ card◊ both depict her as a Palette Swap of Applejack.
Mr.Cake and Mrs.Cake
Debut: "Applebuck Season""Baby Cakes", they're now parents to baby twins Pound and Pumpkin Cake.
- Adaptation Name Change: The toyline refers to Mrs. Cup Cake as Mrs. Dazzle Cake.
- Alliterative Name: Both of them, and they alliterate with each other, too.
- All There in the Script: Until Season 2, their first names had only been revealed by Word of God and used by the German and Swiss Nickelodeon and German Nick Jr. websites. They were first referred to by their full names on the show in "Baby Cakes".
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Mrs. Cake's mane is styled exactly like a swirl of pink frosting.
- Benevolent Boss: To Pinkie Pie. They let her use the highest floors of Sugarcube Corner as her home, and think of her as a daughter.
- Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Cup Cake is the former, and Carrot Cake is the latter.
- Doting Parent: Both of them to their twins. Justified since Pound and Pumpkin are toddlers.
- Family Business: The two of them run Sugarcube Corner together.
- Gingerbread House: The bakery roof is literally shaped like a gingerbread house with two cupcakes and a slab of rock candy on top.
- Happily Married: They've never once been seen fighting. When the Foal Free Press said they were splitting up, they were as shocked as everypony else.
- Like A Daughter To Me: Pinkie may not be their biological daughter, but they still love her like she is.
- Malt Shop: For Ponyville's standards, their place acts like this for kids and couples.
- Masculine Lines, Feminine Curves: Mr. Cake is very angular, particularly in his jaw, and Mrs. Cake is quite plump.
- Nice Hat: Mr. Cake is just about always seen wearing his short cylindrical hat.
- Panicky Expectant Father: Invoked. Normally, Mr. Cake keeps an impeccable aspect, but when his twins are finally born he looks as if he were returning from war with his messy hair, untied bowtie, and unshaven beard.
- Parental Substitute: They serve as this for Pinkie Pie. She lives with them in Sugarcube Corner and Lauren Faust said they see her as a daughter. Furthering the connection, she is a Cool Big Sis and the go-to foalsitter for their blood children.
- Perma Stubble: Mr. Cake gets an awesome version of this while he's waiting for the birth of his twins.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Starting in Season 4.
- Standard '50s Father: Mr. Cake exhibits a few traits, mainly in his appearance. He's well-dressed even when he's not working and he's devoted to his wife and foals.
- Supreme Chef: The cartoon presented them as this very early on, but their Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness (MMMM for short) definitely cemented them as Supreme Chefs. Just hearing Pinkie Pie describe it created an uncontrollable urge in nearby ponies to eat it.
- Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born: Pound and Pumpkin Cake, respectively.
Pound and Pumpkin Cake
Debut: "Baby Cakes"
- Babies Make Everything Better: Subverted; the twins are cute and all, but, as Pinkie found out the hard way, they require a lot of responsibility. Particularly when the Pegasus and Unicorn genes kick in.
- Brainy Baby: Both babies are incredibly intelligent for their age.
- Brother-Sister Team: Even at the age of one month, they're inseparable.
- Child Prodigy: Rainbow Dash guesses (correctly) that Pound will be "all over the place" once he starts using his wings, and Rarity says that baby unicorns get strange magic surges that come and go. Those comments imply that the babies' are getting a temporary boost but only future appearances will tell for sure. It's also suggested for Pound Cake is that the only reasons he flies so well so young is a combination of his Super Strength and the fact that he still has a body small enough for his wings to carry. Scootaloo and filly!Fluttershy have/had the inverse — that is, wings too small to carry their bodies.
- Color-Coded Wizardry: Pumpkin's magic aura is light blue, just like her eyes.
- Expy: For Pebbles Flintstone (Pumpkin) and Bam-Bam Rubble (Pound). Pumpkin even has Pebbles' hairdo (with a bow instead of a bone). The blue bow looks similar to Maggie Simpson's.
- Hollywood Genetics: Mr. Cake's great-great-great-great-grandfather was a Unicorn and Mrs Cake's aunt's-second-cousin-twice-removed was a Pegasus; "that makes sense right?" Lauren Faust confirmed similar scenarios were possible during Season 1.
- Innocent Prodigy: They don't mean to cause Pinkie Pie such grief but are too busy exploring their abilities to notice until the end, where they douse themselves in flour to make up for it.
- Leitmotif: They sort of have one, but it's more of an indicator to show the audience that they're about to get into trouble.
- Meaningful Name: Pound Cake. Guess what he likes to do?
- My God, What Have I Done?: They have a mild version of this when their antics reduce Pinkie Pie to tears.
- Oral Fixation: Pumpkin is constantly trying to chew on anything she can get her hooves on.
- Parental Bonus: Mr. Cake's not-entirely-convinced plea: "That makes sense, right?" Made doubly funny if you notice that Mrs. Cake's "aunt's-second-cousin-twice-removed" is only related to Pound Cake by marriage, not by blood.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Pound is strong enough to lift and carry an adult pony at high speeds in flight.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: They're magical, baby ponies. How much more ridiculously cute can you get?
- Say My Name:Pound: Pinkie...
- Silent Snarker: They are snarky when they're silent.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Pumpkin is colored exactly like her father, just with slightly lighter yellow fur.
- Superpowerful Genetics: According to Mr. Cake, a pony of one type can have offspring of another type, depending on the family tree.
- Wall Crawl: Pound can achieve this using his flight.
- Wild Magic: Pumpkin has impressive magic for being only one month old, levitating herself and passing through solid objects.
Snips & Snails
Debut: "Boast Busters"
- Adaptation Name Change: The toyline refers to Snips and Snails as Snipsy Snap and Snailsquirm. Presumably, either Snips and Snails are respectively short for Snipsy Snap and Snailsquirm or Snipsy Snap and Snailsquirm are respective In-Series Nicknames for Snips and Snails; neither explanation is official.
- Alliterative Name: Snipsy Snap.
- Animal Motifs: Snails, in name and cutie mark.
- Attention Whore: They enjoy the humiliating Gabby Gums article the CMC wrote about them, and repeat their chewing gum accident for an audience.
- Beady-Eyed Loser: Their eyes are huge and they are losers.
- Big Eater: Snails can chomp half of a cake with a single bite. Applejack's game from Adventures in Ponyville also shows them sneaking onto Applejack's farm and eating everything in sight if the player doesn't chase them away.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Snips sports a pair of these to ad to his gangly appearance.
- Body Horror: The first thing Trixie does upon seeing them when she returns is to forcibly merge them, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head style.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Snails plays boke to Snips's tsukkomi, first with the Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering? moment and then again during their magic show in "Show Stoppers".
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: In "Boast Busters" this is how they find an Ursa Minor.
- The Cameo: First appeared in Applejack's game from Adventures in Ponyville, thus earning a bad reputation among players for their thieving ways.
- Canada, Eh?: Snails sounds like he comes from the Great White North, eh?
- Class Clown: And funny ones too. This is why they don't mind making fools of themselves.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Snails, often annoying Snips.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Downplayed on the "badass" part, but this still applies because the two aren't very bright.
- "Boast Busters": Snails is one of the few unicorn foals who's been shown using magic (albeit with difficulty) and can buck Snips pretty far in "Ponyville Confidential". They can also run quickly and don't slow down when Spike gets dragged along, adding weight. They also both go into the Everfree Forest at night. Given how the Mane Six are shown to be scared of that place, day or night, that's pretty brave. In their case, it's closer to Too Dumb to Live considering what happened next.
- In "Magic Duel" they're shown to be strong enough to pull a wheel-less cart with Trixie on it. It took them a lot of effort, but they still got her where she needed to go (and were being threatened with a whip at the time).
- Their alternates in the human world likewise prove to be a troublesome bit of a hindrance, though still just a goofy as their pony counterparts.
- The Ditz: Snails is inarguably the least intelligent character on the show but strangely enough, he's the only Unicorn in his class shown using magic, even for a basic spell.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Trixie, for whom they are consistent fans despite her haughty behavior.
- Expy: Snails looks like a taller male version of G1's Squirmy.
- Fan Boy: They're Trixie's biggest fans in "Boast Busters", and they're shown to be members of the Rainbow Dash Fan Club in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well". If you look carefully, they are the only members of Rainbow Dash's fan club to have T-shirts with Rainbow Dash's picture in a heart. Combined with their possible crush on Trixie, they might have a thing for blue mares.
- Fantastic Light Source: Snails can use light magic.
- Fat and Skinny: Snips is short and round while Snails is tall and slender.
- Fearless Fool: They went into the Everfree Forest at night to try to find an Ursa Major to help Trixie look good for Ponyville.
- Free-Range Children: They both go all alone in the middle of night into the Everfree Forest.
- Gag Haircut: When the duo get their rumps stuck together with bubble gum, the haircut they get to cut the gum out leaves them with bald patches on their butts and tails.
- The Klutz: The famous gum-chewing incident had them stuck together.
- Meaningful Name:
- "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails — that's what little boys are made of." In the case of Snails, his cutie mark is a snail.
- The comic likewise shows that Snips is good at cutting with his buck teeth (which also explains the cutie mark).
- Precocious Crush:
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Starting in Season 4.
- Shadow Archetype: To Spike, considering they are all young kids who are fond of older mares (Rarity for Spike, Trixie for Snips and Snails), and also have their bouts of clumsiness at times, but unlike Spike who is usually more helpful than not, Snips and Snails inadvertently cause more trouble than they fix in the long run.
- Simpleton Voice: Snails mostly talks like a fool.
- Those Two Bad Guys: In Equestria Girls, they appear as Sunset Shimmer's henchmen.
- Those Two Guys: They're never apart, have little bearing on the plot, and mostly exist for comic relief.
- Vague Age: They're seemingly older than the CMC. While they're still in school, they aren't in the same class as the Crusaders, they know some magic, and seem to have entered puberty.
- Youthful Freckles: Snails sports some.
Debut: "Call of the Cutie"
Voiced by: Alexandra CarterA friend of Apple Bloom'th from thchool, the'th an Earth Pony filly with fridhy red hair and glatheth ath well ath a heavy lithp. Like Apple Bloom, Peppermint Twist starts "Call of the Cutie" without having discovered her mark and gets teased for it. She gets her cutie mark in the same episode (off-screen): a pair of candy canes due to her love of making candy.
- Adaptation Name Change: The toyline refers to her as Twist-a-loo. Presumably, either Twist is short for Twist-a-loo (which would make her full name Peppermint Twist-a-loo) or Twist-a-loo is an In-Series Nickname for Twist; neither explanation is official.
- Adorkable: The glasses, niceness, the lisp, the Sweet Tooth....
- All There in the Script: Peppermint, the first part of her name, has only been used by Gameloft's My Little Pony game (which doesn't even use it all of the time).
- Cheerful Child: "I've got thome peppermint thticks. I made them myself! They'll make you thmiiile!"
- Expy: Of G1 Twist.
- Her appearance has a noticeable resemblance to Pepper Ann.
- Innocently Insensitive: When Twist gets her Cutie Mark, she brags about it to Apple Bloom, unaware that Apple Bloom got devastated and hurt because she felt that she was the only filly who doesn't have one.
- Puppy Love: Surprisingly, the episode "Hearts and Hooves Day" paired her up with "Truffle Shuffle", much to the chagrin of "Tootsie Flute", who was also interested in him.
- Redheads Are Uncool: She shows several stereotypically nerdy traits, such as a curly red mane and tail, pale coat, large, large glasses, and a nasal speech impediment (she has a hard time pronouncing W's and S's). She is the last one in her class to get her cutie mark before the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
- Sweet Tooth: "Ith it a powdered donut? Becauth that thounds delithouth!"
- Speech Impediment: For context, see her quote in Sweet Tooth.
- Supreme Chef: Her special talent is making candy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: It's uncertain if she loves eating peppermint sticks... ahem; "Peppermint Thtickth" as much as she loves making them.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She appeared to be a good friend of Apple Bloom's in "Call of the Cutie", but ever since Apple Bloom hooked up with the Cutie Mark Crusaders, poor Twist has only talked to her once since then. This may be due to voice actor Alexandra Carter's move to Philadelphia rendering her unable to voice the character further.
The Spa Ponies
"Miss Zecora, I would love to get the recipe for this bath. It's simply luxurious!"note
Lotus Blossom's Debut: "Bridle Gossip"Four blue-eyed ponies who work at Ponyville's Day Spa. Lotus Blossom, the first one, debuts at the end of "Bridle Gossip" asking Zecora for the bath recipe. She returns in "Green Isn't Your Color", which introduces the other three: Aloe, a Palette Swap of Lotus Blossom; "Quake", a large masseuse; and "Roxie", who first appears as one of Photo Finish's helpers and isn't seen working at the spa until "A Friend in Deed", which also features Lotus Blossom and Aloe. Lotus Blossom and "Quake" appear again in "Ponyville Confidential".
Other Spa Ponies' Debut: "Green Isn't Your Color"
Speaking Appearance: (Lotus Blossom) "Bridle Gossip", (Aloe) "Castle Sweet Castle"
Voiced By: Tabitha St. Germain (Lotus Blossom and Aloe)
Other Spa Ponies' Debut: "Green Isn't Your Color"
Speaking Appearance: (Lotus Blossom) "Bridle Gossip", (Aloe) "Castle Sweet Castle"
Voiced By: Tabitha St. Germain (Lotus Blossom and Aloe)
- Always Identical Twins: Lotus and Aloe.
- Curtains Match the Window: Aloe.
- Expy: Lotus Blossom and Aloe appear to be based on the twins of the G1 Surprise Twins Pony and/or on the G2 twins Rose and Lily.
- Flower Motif: Lotus Blossom and Aloe's cutie mark is a white lotus, a flower commonly associated with spas.
- Hair Decorations: Lotus Blossom and Aloe's matching hairbands.
- Mythology Gag: Lotus Blossom's accent, if she and Aloe are indeed based on one or both of the Europe-exclusive previous-gen pony twins mentioned under Expy above.
- OC Stand-in: Lotus and Aloe are depicted by fans as inseparable twin sisters. A lot of Twin Tropes are often used for their fanon characterization.
- She Is All Grown Up: Considering Lotus Blossom and Aloe were based on baby pony twins...
- Suddenly Voiced: Aloe has no clear lines until "Castle, Sweet Castle".
- Unexplained Accent: The show doesn't really reveal or explain much about why Lotus Blossom has that accent.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Lotus Blossom's accent seems to be an odd mix of Indian and German. Slavic perhaps?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Aloe
Debut: "Luna Eclipsed"
Voiced by: William Lawrenson (Luna Eclipsed), Graham Vecere (Twilight Time, Crusaders of the Lost Mark))A young Earth Pony colt with a pinto coat and a British accent, he recently moved from Trottingham. He attends his first Nightmare Night ever by dressing up as a pirate.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: One of the few cases of aversion. Despite his pinto coat appearing odd, his coloring is entirely possible◊ in horses and ponies.
- The Cameo: First appeared in the Comic-Con 2011 poster/desktop background (he's the rightmost pony in the Twinkling Balloon).
- Expy: He's a small and rather helpless English boy who is frequently called "Pip", as a Shout-Out to the protagonist of Great Expectations.
- Meaningful Name: He's one of the smallest ponies in the show.
- Nightmare Fetishist: He says that Nightmare Night is his favorite night of the year and that having Princess Luna come to Ponyville to frighten them is "scary but fun". He's possibly the first pony in history to say that he likes Luna better than Celestia.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He's one of the rare few ponies to have a coat based of a realistic horse pattern and color, rather than the usual pastel tones. He's also noticeably smaller than the other foals of his age group, even the fillies.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: He has a British accent at the start of "Luna Eclipsed", but it doesn't hold up that well in other scenes. His new voice actor in "Twilight Time", on the other hand, maintains it very well.
- Pirate: He dresses up as one for Nightmare Night.
- Spanner in the Works: In "Twilight Time", he accidentally exposes the Cutie Mark Crusader's ruse of becoming more popular through knowing Princess Twilight Sparkle... by telling Twilight exactly that.
- Student Council President: Pipsqueak defeats the incumbent Diamond Tiara to become the Student Pony President in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark". He really ends up getting Authority in Name Only, since he still has to depend on the newly altruistic Diamond Tiara to fund his agenda.
Debut: "Ponyville Confidential"
- 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.
- Extra! Extra! Read All About It!: Briefly dresses as a paper boy to deliver a paper that's part of the scavenger hunt in The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows.
- 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.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Karma catches up for three seasons later when he gets sprayed with ink, just like Diamond Tiara, and then spends the rest of the episode like that until it's finally blown off at the end.
- Meaningful Name: He's thin, light and quick, like a featherweight boxer.
- Noodle People: He's very skinny compared to other ponies.
- Suddenly Voiced: Gained one in The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows.
- The Voiceless: Didn't have any lines at all until The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
Cranky Doodle Donkey
Debut: "A Friend in Deed"
Voiced by: Richard NewmannoteA newcomer to Ponyville, Cranky is an old donkey who just wants peace and quiet after years of wandering around Equestria. Later, he got married to Matilda.
- 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 Monkey: 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 SnarkerPinkie 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, though Cranky himself seems to like it and continues to wear it in later episodes.
- 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.
- Happily Married: He ends up married to Matilda at the end of "Slice Of Life".
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He kept his cherished memories of Matilda hidden from everyone until Pinkie Pie found out about them.
- Hero of Another Story: He and Steven Magnet apparently had great adventures together.
- 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.
- Odd Friendship: He's apparently good friends with Steven Magnet of all characters.
- it's also implied that he befriended a changeling that happened to appear at his wedding.
- Official Couple: With Matilda. They get married in the episode "Slice of Life"
- 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.
Debut: "A Friend in Deed"
Voiced by: Brenda CrichlownoteAnother donkey resident of Ponyville, and a good friend of Pinkie Pie. Ends up married to Cranky Doodle Donkey.
- Chekhov's Gunman: You know when a lady donkey is introduced early in an episode about a grumpy male donkey, that you'll see her again by the end.
- Happily Married: She ends up married to Cranky Doodle Donkey at the end of "Slice of Life".
- I Was Quite a Looker: She is more attractive in Cranky's flashback.
- I Will Wait for You: She seems to have stayed single all her life, waiting for Cranky to find her.
- Love at First Sight: And second sight! Aww.
- Official Couple: With Cranky.
- Poor Communication Kills: Matilda wrote Cranky a note explaining why she left and how to find her. He didn't notice it, resulting in years of heartache and separation for them both.
- Walking Spoiler: She's more important then she initially seems.
Debut: "Hurricane Fluttershy"
Voiced by: Jayson Thiessennote , Michael Dobson (in "Rainbow Falls" and "Castle Sweet Castle")An enthusiastic and overly muscular Pegasus stallion with tiny wings who appears in several episodes starting in season 2, with his most prominent roles in "Wonderbolts Academy" and "Equestria Games". In "Castle Sweet Castle" we learn he works at the Pony Spa as a masseur, at least part time. His cutie mark is a dumbbell.Before being given an official name, he was one of those ponies who the fanbase never really decided on one Fan Nickname; the most popular include Horse Power, Mr. Big McLargeHuge (from a list of many names for the hero in Space Mutiny), Roid Rage, and most prominently Snowflake, which was what one of the show's staff referred to him as, thus being the closest thing he had to an official name. Katie Cook's MTV parody short at the end of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue #12 has him as "Rein Astley". His official name was finally given as Bulk Biceps for the official CCG trading card game, and subsequently confirmed in the episode "Rainbow Falls".
- Acrofatic: He's 2-3 times bigger than other ponies and yet he qualified for Wonderbolts flight camp. However, by "Rainbow Falls", his flying skills have atrophied considerably. He does still manage to contort himself enough to pass through a ring barely bigger than him.
- Alliterative Name: Bulk Biceps.
- Ascended Extra: Started off as a one-note background character, but became an important character in "Rainbow Falls".
- Big "YES!": His Catchphrase is a Big YEAH!!!
- Breakout Character: He was originally a one-note Running Gag in one episode, but has made a couple of returns in later seasons and is even a Recurring Extra in the comics and the cartoon.
- Catchphrase: YEAH!!! In fact, it's the only thing he says individually. At first...
- Creator Cameo: Voiced by the show's supervising director.
- Depending on the Writer: While no character has had consistent power levels in this show, and Bulk's fluctuations might not even be the worst, he's especially noticeable because his two big episodes required him to be an at least decent flyer and an absolutely dreadful flyer, in that order, with no explanation for his drastic drop in performance.
- Dumb Muscle: If thinking that "Rainbow Dash" started with the letter "P", well...
- Friend to All Children: Willing to humor the Cutie Mark Crusaders in a game of Tug of War.
- Full-Name Basis: In "Rainbow Falls", he's always referred to as "Bulk Biceps" in its entirety.
- Gentle Giant: In "Flight to the Finish", he was terrified of butterflies. He's also quite nice in "Rainbow Falls", remembering to share an Apple Brown Betty with Rainbow Dash and showing concern for her at the hospital.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: His wings are stunted and tiny. It's said that steroids have a similar effect on another part of the male anatomy. Fans had already been comparing pegasus wings with the aforementioned body part since Season 1.
- Gonk: He's one of a kind.
- Hidden Depths:
- He apparently works in the Ponyville spa, as of "Castle Sweet Castle".
- His human counterpart in Equestria Girls plays violin.
- Hot-Blooded: He's pretty enthusiastic and pumped up to everything he does.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's teamed up with Cloudchaser in "Wonderbolts Academy" and seemingly flirts with Fluttershy in "Rainbow Falls".
- Incoming Ham: YEAH!!!
- L Is for Dyslexia: He mistook a P for an R once.
- Meaningful Name: His big, bulky biceps are a pretty good indicator. All of his fan nicknames count as well; Big McLargeHuge because he's massive; Roid Rage because fans think he might be on steroids; and Snowflake because he's different from everypony else in appearance.
- Mighty Glacier: As shown in "Wonderbolts Academy", speed is not his specialty. Although getting into the Wonderbolts Academy in the first place means he's certainly no tortoise, though one wonders what happened between that and "Rainbow Falls" that caused his flight abilities to atrophy so much.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Fans have noticed he strikingly resembles (almost assuredly by amazing coincidence) a ponified Reb Brown.
- No Indoor Voice: To rival even Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington-every line is DELIVERED AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS!
- Non-Standard Character Design: Just look at him! He's nothing like any other pony. Storyboardist Sabrina "Sibsy" Alberghetti stated that his design was a combination of input from several of the other storyboardists, and partially influenced by the animation design of John Kricfalusi.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He was really happy to wear that frilly uniform Rarity made for him.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Along with his loud voice and bulk, his intense red eyes make him look dangerous, but he's actually quite nice.
- Ship Tease: With Fluttershy in "Rainbow Falls" and "Equestria Games" (note Fluttershy's pose on his barbells).
- Shrinking Violet: Even he is not immune to Drill Sergeant Spitfire's dominant personality.
- Suddenly Voiced: While his previous two appears included his signature "YEAH!" shouts, Bulk's appearance in "Rainbow Falls" includes more (or less) complete sentences.
- Testosterone Poisoning: His bulging muscles are part of his humor.
- There Was a Door: In "Castle Sweet Castle", he enters by bursting through the wall and then exits by going through the wall again instead of using the nearby door or the first hole.Aloe: Ohh, I hate it when he does that.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Who knew that he's spooked by butterflies? He seems to have gotten over this by "Rainbow Falls", though.
Muffins / Derpy Hooves / Ditzy Doo / Derpy Doo
First Appearance: (Background) "Friendship is Magic, part 1"
Speaking Appearance: "The Last Roundup", "Slice of Life", My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue #9 story Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair, and Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
Speaking Appearance: "The Last Roundup", "Slice of Life", My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue #9 story Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair, and Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
Voiced by: Tabitha St. GermainMuffins, better known as Derpy, is a grey Pegasus with a cluster of bubbles as her cutie mark. Talking about her role in the series in-depth requires an explanation of the production history and fandom that contributed to her rise in popularity. Derpy was "born" when she was drawn making a face in the background of the first episodenote . Her unusual expression proved phenomenally popular with the brony fans; they nicknamed her "Derpy Hooves" and she became a prominent Ensemble Darkhorse. The animators took notice of her popularity and started giving her own scripted scenes. At this time she had no official name in the show yet: there was a reference to a pegasus named "Ditzy Doo" in one episode, and it was intended for that to be her name, while the fandom stuck with Derpy Hooves or Derpy Doo, or just plain "Derpy."The episode "The Last Roundup" gave her lines and referred to her on-screen as "Derpy."note Unfortunately, Derpy spoke in a slow, deep, and slightly slurred style of speech reminiscent of a stereotype of the mentally handicappednote , and with "derpy" being a slur for the same, the Moral Guardians descended with accusations of Unfortunate Implications. Re-airings of the episode changed her voice and removed mention of her name, and she was quietly left out Season 3 due to the backlash. She returned in Season 4 and spoke again in Season 5's "Slice of Life", where she had another change of voice and was now referred to in the credits as "Muffins," referring to her Trademark Favorite Food the fandom gave her. Meanwhile, merchandise of the character has varied between all three of her names, or just avoided naming her entirely and used a picture of a muffin where her name would go on packaging.Regardless of her name or how she's depicted by fans, she's pretty much become the mascot of the brony community.More analysis on her is available on the analysis page. Fandom depictions of her should not be listed here; only what is official canon from authorized materials.
- All There in the Manual: Her love of muffins and job as a mailmare are Ascended Fanon referenced in official merchandise, but have yet to feature in the show prominently. Likewise, the name "Muffins" was only given in merchandise and the credits for "Slice of Life", and hasn't been said in the show yet.
- Alliterative Name: Ditzy Doo.
- American Accents: In "Slice of Life", she has a slight Bronx-ish accent that's noticeable on longer lines.
- Ascended Extra: She was just one of many other background ponies, but her ridiculous popularity catapulted her to recurring extra with a few speaking parts here and there. In a series somewhat infamous for the popularity of its background characters, Muffins is unquestionably the most popular.
- Ass Kicks You: She knocks down one of the Town Hall's support beams and later breaks the Hall's floor, just with her butt. And let it be known that the latter happened when she merely sat down.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Is easily distracted in "Slice of Life" and seems to have trouble focusing.
- Back for the Finale: After being Out of Focus during Season 3, she finally managed to return for the season finale episode "Magical Mystery Cure". She even winks at the audience, lampshading the whole situation.
- Badass Adorable: Implied because she was able to break through solid wood just by sitting on it. She's also part of a wing of pegasi trying to take down Tirek and Discord in "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1".
- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Possibly; she's only one of three ponies whose lip flaps match the famous "muffin" line in "Applebuck Season" (the other two being Sea Swirl and Minuette). It isn't clear which of them are saying the line (or if it's meant to represent all three). And since background ponies generally don't have consistent voices, that can't be used to narrow it down.
- Bizarre Instrument: The biggest scene for her human version in Rainbow Rocks shows her playing the musical saw at the talent contest.
- Cast Herd: In Season 1 she's often seen alongside fellow pegasi Parasol/Showers and Raindrops, both sharing her famous "Feeling Pinkie Keen" scene with her. In Season 2 she's usually, if seen with somepony else, with Golden Harvest or Dr. Hooves in various Fandom Nods.
- Clumsy Copyright Censorship: Probably the biggest consequence of the "Derpygate" affair is that it scared the showrunners and Hasbro off of giving her a name at all; for a long time merchandise just used a picture of a muffin where her name should be, or just left the field blank.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pale blond eyes and hair.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Her clumsiness wrecked town hall in "The Last Round Up" when she was trying to help arrange the festivities.
- Delayed Reaction:
- During a collective GASP! in "Green Isn't Your Color", hers is a bit later than the rest of the crowd's.
- In "Putting Your Hoof Down", Iron Will's odd money-back guarantee initially confuses ponies, but then causes them to laugh. When he gives the crowd a stern glare, most of them immediately stop laughing. Guess who doesn't.
- The Ditz: A walking (or flying) disaster area. First implied from the annoyed look on her supervisor's face when she accidentally pummels Twilight with everything but the kitchen sink in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" and when she accidentally drains the barrel of water and apples in "Luna Eclipsed". Confirmed in "The Last Roundup" as she demolishes Ponyville's city hall while she was helping Rainbow Dash to hang some banners on it. She breaks the floor and drags Rainbow Dash to the hall's basement with her, literally by sitting there and doing nothing as ordered.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: A subtle example can be found in her appearance in "The Last Roundup". She was strong enough to inadvertently knock over a wooden support beam, drag Rainbow Dash down a hole and break through a solid floor by sitting on it too hard.
- Dumb Blonde: She is not only dumb, but also very klutzy and accident-prone. It just makes her all the more charming.
- Expy: She's been compared to G1 Applejack, and has also been compared to Minty, G3's resident Cute Clumsy Girl who was also voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. Appearance-wise, she's a lot like G3 earth pony Bubblecup, which has lead to some fans adopting that as an alternative name for her, and she shares a cutie mark with G1 Bubbles, one of the first six My Little Pony toys!
- Fearless Fool: She has shades of this in a few appearances, notably in the season 4 finale where she's part of the flight of pegasus going head-on against Tirek. And in Rainbow Rock, her human counterpart is seen at one point ready to pick a fight with the massive Bulk Biceps. Fear, this pegasus mare doesn't know.
- Fish Eyes: Surprisingly enough Inverted most of the time (her eyes face inward more often than outward), but played straight for brief moments in "The Show Stoppers", "Green Isn't Your Color", and "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000". In "Slice of Life" the animation clearly rests on her long enough to show that one of her eyes is lazy and thus her eyes drift into this condition, rather than being fixed this way.
- For Want of a Nail: The story behind her original appearance is that an animator crossed her eyes for his/her own amusement, then attempted to put another pony in front of her to obscure the abnormality. However, during rendering, the other pony glitched, revealing Derpy to the world. If that pony hadn't failed to render, we wouldn't have one of the most iconic ponies in the fandom.
- Funny Background Event: Her very expression in the first episode◊ and in later episodes following "Feeling Pinkie Keen". Spotting her is a Where's Waldo?-esque game for fans.
- I Have Many Names: Although Derpy (Hooves) is the most common name, she has also been referred to as Ditzy Doo, and Hot Topic's website also offers the name "Bubbles". This is necessary since the most common name, "Derpy", is seen as offensive to some. The most recent name used is "Muffins," but time will tell if it sticks.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Doctor Hooves, who's implied to be centuries old due to time travel experiments.
- The Klutz: During "Feeling Pinkie Keen" she drops several items of furniture from a delivery truck in comical fashion on Twilight Sparkle's head, while during "The Last Roundup" she partially destroys Ponyville's city hall, which later becomes an important part of the plot.
- Larynx Dissonance: Her Delayed Reaction GASP! in "Green Isn't Your Color" is either this or Vocal Dissonance (it's unknown whether she was voiced by a woman or a man in that episode).
- Meaningful Name: Both of her names (which are also Unfortunate Names).
- Line-of-Sight Name: The alternate name "Bubbles". Because she has bubbles! The name "Derpy" was coined because of her wonky eyes.
- Mind Screw: When Apple Bloom is demonstrating her hoop talent in "The Cutie Pox", one of the blank-flanked school background fillies appears to be Derpy Hooves, down to her wings, hair color and style and her crossed eyes of gold. Your guess is as good as ours.
- Must Make Amends: When she screws up, she's very apologetic. "Slice of Life" has her worrying about how to make up with Matilda after getting the date wrong on her wedding invitations.
- Mythology Gag: In "Winter Wrap-Up", she goes north to find the southern birds, with less success than Megan et al. in Baby, It's Cold Outside.
- Nice Girl: She's friendly and likes to help other ponies like Rainbow Dash, it's just a shame she's so clumsy.
- Noodle Incident: Muffins must have a very interesting life. Among other things, she has her own private suite in the Friendship Express Train's Ice Cream Train Car, she's entered flying competitions, hung out in Fluttershy's chicken coop, is somehow able to freely converse with the Canterlot elite wearing only a pearl necklace and her paper bag wizard getup from Nightmare Night, got turned into a filly for a day, and was shrunken and imprisoned in a snowglobe owned by someone who just moved into Ponyville as of that episode.
- No Name Given: After the name "Derpy" was used as a Fandom Nod, it was discovered that it had offensive connotations (it has had use as a slur against the disabled). As a result, for a while she was referred to without a name in merchandise, using workarounds such as descriptions, pictures or leaving the field blank.
- Noodle Incident: How she destroyed the town hall roof. According to a Deleted Scene, it was hit by lightning due to a weather control mistake.
- No Sense of Direction: In "Winter Wrap Up" it's mentioned that Ditzy Doo tried going north to fetch the southern birds (after going west the previous year).
- Off Model: What she started out asnote . Throughout Season 1 she variably appears with the eyes "derped" or normal, and is now depicted consistently with the crossed eyes. "Slice of Life" implies the discrepancies are due to her having a lazy eye; in one scene they're normal and slide into a crossed position.
- Out of Focus: In Season 3, she's only seen in the background in four of the thirteen episodes. The controversy must have gotten to Hasbro really, really hard. Thankfully she returned in season 4 in a big way.
- Running Gag / Once per Episode: Starting in the second season, she has appeared in some sort of wacky scene or random cameo. In season 3 she only appeared in general crowd scenes until the Season Finale "Magical Mystery Cure". After that she gets a couple appearances by herself as a human in Equestria Girls.
- The Scottish Trope: Her most common name, "Derpy" has ended up as a meta-example thanks to the Moral Guardians; now Hasbro and the showrunners go out of their way to avoid using the name in official context.
- Shock and Awe: She made lighting from a storm cloud strike town hall by bouncing up and down on it.
- Simpleton Voice: In the original version, although apparently not intentionally.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Mighty Fine's online store WeLoveFine has very rarely misspelled her names in the keywords of their merchandise's pages:
- Suddenly Voiced: Derpy Hooves has no clear lines until "The Last Roundup" (if her gasp in "Green Isn't Your Color" isn't counted as a line).
- Trademark Favorite Food: Muffins; prior to "The Last Roundup," one of the few scenes where it seemed she talked was to exclaim "muffins" while looking at said goods. It's since become another part of Ascended Fanon the creators have run with.
- Unfortunate Names: Both of her names (which are also Meaningful Names).
- Her name "Derpy", as well as being a reference to her googly eyes, deals with being idiotic, silly, or klutzy, since she is canonically a ditz. (Hence why any mention of it was removed from the edited version. This apparently owes to an increasing use of "Derpy" to mean "retarded", which Amy Rogers acknowledged.)
- Her other name "Ditzy Doo" also references her ditziness (and by its original definition, unlike the name "Derpy").
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Tabitha St. Germain apparently thought Derpy was a boy on the day she came in to record her lines for the original version of "The Last Roundup", and wasn't told otherwise, though the voice was probably adjusted a bit in post production to be just a little higher than what was in the original recording. This resulted in Derpy sounding androgynous or young-boyish, but still female. (The edited version of the episode gives her a different, much more feminine-sounding voice.)
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Slice of Life" she accidentally sends out the invitations to Cranky and Matilda's wedding with the date listed a day too early, which the couple themselves don't realize until that very day, resulting in a mad dash around town to whip up a whole wedding.
- Vague Age: She's been an adult in the past (like other background ponies), and a filly in both the past and present. Your guess is as good as ours.
- Valley Girl: Sounds like this in the edited version of "The Last Roundup".
- Vocal Dissonance:
- Her Delayed Reaction GASP! in "Green Isn't Your Color" is either this or Larynx Dissonance (it's unknown whether she was voiced by a woman or a man in that episode).
- In the original version of "The Last Roundup", she sounds very tomboy-ish, almost like a young boy. According to this, the voice actress wasn't aware that Derpy was a girl (though according to this, the voice was probably adjusted a bit in post-production to be just a little higher than what was in the original recording). Considering Derpy's original googly-eyed expression and resultant popularity came into being due to an accident (while the expression was intentional, she wasn't meant to be visible in that scene), it seems fitting that other aspects of her would come about due to accidents.
- The Voiceless: Her big reappearance in "Rainbow Falls" after a long absence has her not talking at all, most likely to avoid another controversy. She breaks her silence again in "Slice of Life."
- Walking Disaster Area: She can cause property damage just by sitting down.
- What Could Have Been:
- Amy Keating Rogers revealed that in the original version of the song "Smile Smile Smile" Pinkie Pie was meant to refer to Derpy as "Derpy Doo". They even were going to sing about Derpy following Pinkie's advice and asking Zecora for a brew to cure her cough.
- An early draft of "The Last Roundup" referred to Derpy as "Ditzy Doo", though the name was changed in order to give a Shout-Out to the fans. Before this, according to Lauren Faust, Ditzy Doo and the gray pegasus were not initially intended to be the same character, though she did consider having the design used for Ditzy. Alternative names for the pegasus from the season 1 Philippines crew included: "Stoneface", "Bubbles", "Ditzy", and "Bubblehead".
Steven Magnet the Sea Serpent
Voiced by: Lee TockarA 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. And finally, in the Season Five episode "Slice of Life", he introduces himself by that name when first meeting Matilda at the Ponyville Spa.
- Advertised Extra: Despite only appearing in one episode of the show, he's been in 3 different commercials (even saying his "It's so true!" line in the two American ones): the Hub commercial seen here, this commercial, and the British Boomerang commercial announcing the show's UK premiere.
- All There in the Manual: His trading card, the show's script, and a tweet by one of the show's writers all call him a sea serpent/monster, even though he's only shown in the river, though a later tweet by the same writer calls him a river serpent. His trading card also mentions that he has a magnetic personality (referencing his name, which wasn't yet Ascended Fanon when the card was made).
- All There in the Script: The toyline's upcoming Elements of Harmony Friends◊ character collection set names him Steven Magnet.
- Ascended Extra: He gets a molded toy in an molded toy from an Elements of Harmony Friends◊ character collection set.
- Ascended Fanon: His voice actor adopted his fan name as his actual name, saying it just fit.
- Audible Sharpness: His scales do this if you pluck one off.
- Camp: He's absolutely fabulous.
- Character Development: When we first meet Steven he's crying a river because his mustache was chopped in half. Come Cranky's wedding, he willingly cuts his mustache for Cranky to use as a toupee.
- The Dandy: As much as possible for a naked scaled serpent and something only Rarity understands.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Averted when he only has half a mustache. Played straight after Rarity's assistance but in fairness to him, he technically has a whole mustache after her gift.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Nopony but Rarity takes his dilemma seriously.
- Gay Best Friend: Is pretty much this to Cranky.
- Gentle Giant: He's massive in size compared to a pony (or donkey), but he surely is friendly.
- Hero of Another Story: He and Cranky apparently had great adventures together.
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His "mous-STACHE"
- Large Ham: His crying is enough to turn the river into an impassable torrent.
- No Name Given: His "Name" is fanon, though in the process of becoming Ascended Fanon. He goes unnamed in his original episode. (Though one could make an argument this is untrue, given his name comes from Youtube's auto subtitles.)
- Non-Mammalian Hair: He's a reptile; why does he have a mustache in the first place?
- Odd Friendship: He's apparently friends with Cranky Doodle Donkey. Close enough to be his best man, erm, sea serpent at the later's wedding.
- Rent-a-Zilla: It's a wonder how he fits into that river.
- Sea Monster: He's a classic sea serpent but in a river instead.
- Your Size May Vary: His molded toy from the Elements of Harmony Friends◊ character collection set is on a much smaller scale than the ponies' equivalent molded toys.
The Canterlot Royal Guard
Normal Pegasus Guards' Debut: "Friendship is Magic - Part 1" ("Mare in the Moon")
Unicorn Guards' Debut: "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"
Bat-Winged Pegasus Guards' Debut: "Luna Eclipsed"
Earth Pony Guards' Debut: "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1"
Unicorn Guards' Debut: "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"
Bat-Winged Pegasus Guards' Debut: "Luna Eclipsed"
Earth Pony Guards' Debut: "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1"
Voiced by: Jayson Thiessen (in "A Bird in the Hoof" and It's About Time")note , Peter New (Grey Royal Guard 2 in "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1") and Andrew Francis (in "The Crystal Empire - Part 1")Canterlot's defenders who serve under Shining Armor. These armored stallions show up wherever Canterlot needs extra security and also serve as the Princesses' personal bodyguards. Pegasus guards are usually seen escorting the princesses or as royal flying carriage pullers. Unicorn guards are generally seen around Canterlot and performing some ceremonial procedures. Earth pony guards are hardly ever seen; only a few have appeared.For your pleasure, there now also is a fictional Forces with Firepower page for the Royal Guard.
- Audible Sharpness: Their wings. The second season gives us evidence that Pegasus wings can be that sharp.
- Badass Baritone: In the rare occasions they speak, it's usually a deep voice of authority.
- Blade on a Stick: The only weapon they've been seen wielding, so far.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: They are often seen serving as personal guards or armed escort for the Princesses, who are extremely powerful physically and magically and easily outclass them.
- British Royal Guards: They act like this at times. In "A Bird in the Hoof" Rainbow Dash tries to get a couple of them to react, making small talk and funny faces. The guards don't respond to her at all, causing Rainbow to admit defeat (and boredom), noting that they're good - too good. They react instantly, however, when Fluttershy tries to get past them until Twilight Sparkle vouches for her. At the end of the episode, Rainbow Dash convinces Philomena to tickle the guards' noses, finally getting them to laugh.
- Color-Coded Wizardry: Yellow-green, light blue, or bright yellow for "normal" unicorn guards, silver gray for the Canterlot Archives unicorn guards.
- Creator Cameo: The Pegasi in "A Bird in the Hoof" and one unicorn in "It's About Time" are voiced by director Jayson Thiessen.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In addition to the bat-winged pegasus guards, the nighttime Canterlot Library guards have darker armor than their gold-armored counterparts.
- Evil Counterpart:
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: The pegasi that brought Luna into Ponyville have bat wings instead of the usual bird wings.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: Whenever they are seen guarding something (be it pets, archives, the city of Canterlot, the Crystal Empire palace, the Princesses, an empty hallway, etc.), one can count on them failing spectacularly at it.
- Militaries Are Useless: Along with the examples under both The Guards Must Be Crazy and Redshirt Army, it's shown in the Season 4 opener that they're completely helpless order-wise without a Princess to point out their tasks. They don't even have their own command.
- Praetorian Guard: They serve as the Princesses' personal bodyguards.
- The Quiet One: They only talk when necessary, which is rare in the show.
- Red Shirt Army:
- They try to subdue Nightmare Moon in the pilot, but are subdued themselves.
- Again in "The Canterlot Wedding" where they are quickly slimed into submission by the Changeling Army.
- And again, in the Season 4 finale, where Discord even finds the time to tease them beforehand.
- Serious Business: You will almost always see them wearing a serious face whenever they appear. Ceremonial duty is very important you know. Averted by one of the guards in the Canterlot library who catches Twilight sneaking around in "It's About Time"; he cheerfully greets her and opens a door for her before going on his way.
- Winged Unicorn: One of Twilight Sparkle's flashbacks during "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1" shows three guards (two light, one dark) with unicorn horns and Pegasus wings; Word of God says that this was a Blooper.
- You ALL Look Familiar: There are different kinds and colors of them, but the differences between most of them stop there. The unicorn guards have two different uniforms.
First Mention: "Friendship is Magic - Part 1" ("Mare in the Moon")The most talented flyers in all of Equestria and Rainbow Dash's idols. The Wonderbolts perform at the Grand Galloping Gala every year and also served as celebrity judges for the Best Young Flyer Competition in Cloudsdale. The organization itself was founded one year after Princess Luna's banishment to the moon. As a result, they have quite a long and storied history.According to the official guidebook the team has at least twelve members: Blaze, Fire Streak, Fleetfoot, High Winds, Lightning Streak, Misty Fly, Rapidfire, Silver Lining, Soarin, Spitfire, Surprise and Wave Chill. Only eleven have thus far been seen, though.
Full Debut: "The Ticket Master"
Full Debut: "The Ticket Master"
Tropes which apply to the entire group
- Adaptation Name Change: One of The Hub's alternate stories of how Rainbow Dash got her cutie mark refers to them as the Blue Thunders.
- Badass Adorable: They're the equivalent of a military group in Equestria who also operate as stunt fliers and a rescue team... and are still adorable ponies underneath those flight suits.
- Badass in Distress:
- Very briefly in "Sonic Rainboom" when Rarity punches them during their attempt to save her from falling to death.
- Again in "Secret to My Excess", though the situation is somewhat less dire.
- Big Damn Heroes: In addition to being performers, they're Equestria's rescue team as seen in "Sonic Rainboom" and "Secret of My Excess". Too bad they fail in both situations. They finally get a successful chance in "Party Pooped."
- Cool Shades: Their uniforms at the Wonderbolt Academy come with these.
- The Faceless: Most of the team is always seen in their uniforms which cover their faces and their eyes are always covered by their goggles, leaving only their muzzles visible. To date, only Spitfire, Soarin, and Fleetfoot have been seen with their faces completely uncovered.
- Glass Cannon: They are incredibly fast and agile, and at full speed their wings can cut through dragon scales like knife through butter, but a single hit from Rarity was enough to send three of them plummeting to their (almost) death. Makes sense since horses kick a lot harder than humans can and Rarity Knows Kung Fu.
- Latex Space Suit: What their blue uniforms appear to be.
- Multicolored Hair: Three of them have this.
- Mildly Military: More like ambiguously military — it's somewhat implied they're part of Equestria's military force, but never how. The group is clearly inspired by the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds, and one needs to undergoing extensive training to join them. "Testing Testing 1, 2, 3" reveals that the Wonderbolts were originally formed from members of the E.U.P. Guard, an organization formed after Luna's banishment to protect Celestia, and their past leaders bore military ranks. However, Spitfire doesn't seem to hold such a rank in the present, and they were originally a performance group, rather than a force intended for combat. Whether they've stayed even loosely affiliated in the thousand years since then is unknown. That episode also revealed that entering the Wonderbolts Reserves does not require entering the E.U.P., Equestria's military. A civilian organization that has some military personnel and ties, like NASA, seems to be the closest real world situation.
- Nice Guy: They are superfamous celebrities, but they keep a humble attitude and are openly friendly towards their fans; in fact, they were the only nice ponies around during the Grand Galloping Gala. Besides Rarity, they were the only guests who didn't think themselves were too good for Applejack's apple treats.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Wonderbolts are likely based on the US Navy Blue Angels, resembling them in colour scheme, profession and flying style, while their name recalls the Thunderbirds.
- No Name Given: All of them except Soarin, Spitfire, Fleetfoot, Rapidfire, Misty Fly and Surprise.
- OC Stand-in: It's starting to become a trend on Tumblr to start blogs for the unnamed Wonderbolts. They're on the same level as most background ponies, perhaps even lower since they show up less than, say, Derpy or Lyra. Even their cutie marks are a mystery, but they still receive Fanon.
- Opaque Lenses: Their goggles.
- Razor Wings: Probably a by-product of natural Pegasi abilities; sharp enough to shave a dragon if they feel like it.
- Running Gag: In most episodes where the Wonderbolts have an important role, there had been somepony falling and needing to be saved; in all these cases, Rainbow Dash had been the rescuer, or part of the rescuers if this is done by more than one pegasus.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Whether their name is two words or one. "Wonderbolts" is used in the title of the episode "Wonderbolts Academy", on Spitfire, Misty Fly & Soarin's collector cards◊ (as a trademark), in Enterplay's trading cards (in the front of the Spitfire and Soarin card◊'s case, as a trademark), in Ruckus Media Group's iOS app Twilight Sparkle: Teacher for a Day, in Gameloft's My Little Pony game, on Hasbro's My Little Pony Facebook and Twitter pages and in a response◊ by the company's customer service, on The Hub's Facebook page, in Mighty Fine's merchandise and listings of & advertising for said merchandise, in a tweet by show creator Lauren Faust, as well as in six tweets by writer Amy Keating Rogers, while "Wonder Bolts" is used on the Miniature Collection toy sets' boxes (as a trademark), in the British magazine story "The Ticket Master" (a Novelization of the episode of the same name), by Hasbro's My Little Pony Facebook page, as well as by writer M.A. Larson "WonderBolts" has been used in a tweet by writer Meghan McCarthy.
- Spell My Name with a "The": Possibly.
- Vague Age: Their goggles hide whether or not they have bags under their eyes.
- What Happened to the Mouse?:
- Six Wonderbolts performed an acrobatic stunt before the start of the Best Young Flyer Competition. Three of them sat in the stands and were the only ones who tried to rescue Rarity later in the episode. The other three flew off the top of the screen and weren't seen again.
- Again in the Season 1 finale "Best Night Ever", we don't see what happens to Spitfire and Soarin after Rainbow Dash catches the statue. There's also all the other Wonderbolts who Rainbow Dash might've had better luck hanging out with, though her focusing on Spitfire and Soarin makes sense in hindsight now that we know Spitfire is the captain and Soarin may be second in command.
- The Worf Effect: For such an elite group, they have an abysmal track record of doing anything useful in dangerous situations.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Soarin and a few others. Additionally a poster seen in "Friendship is Magic - Part 1" shows a stylized depiction of three blue-haired Wonderbolts.
Pegasus mare with a fiery looking mane, Spitfire has a laid back and easy going personality in contrast to her appearance. "Hurricane Fluttershy" revealed that she is the leader of the Wonderbolts (as many fans had assumed beforehand). She's getting a partly-translucent toy◊ in Blind Bag Wave 7.
- A Day in the Limelight: The Friends Forever comic series not only makes her the protagonist of issue 11, but expands her personality and backstory considerably.
- Beneath the Mask: Friends Forever 11 shows what Spitfire's like when she's not busy leading the Wonderbolts, and she has some considerable Hidden Depths.
- Broken Ace: Revealed in Friends Forever 11. Spitfire's only method for leading is to shout and criticize her recruits, and when she can't do that (like say, because it's a pack of kids), she has no idea how to command and completely loses her nerve. Rainbow lampshades "everypony's got a few flaws" when Spitfire expresses her regret at having this problem. She also reveals she initially didn't want to leader the Wonderbolts, because leadership sounded boring — she just found out she was good at it via her Drill Sergeant Nasty routine, and she sticks to that because it's all she knows.
- Broken Pedestal: Briefly becomes one for Rainbow Dash in "Wonderbolts Academy" when she seemingly rewards Lightning Dust for her recklessness by naming her The Leader. It doesn't last long, as Spitfire chases after her to give the response that Rainbow Dash didn't stick around for.
- 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.
- The Captain: Of the Wonderbolts, as revealed in "Hurricane Fluttershy".
- Child Hater: Played with. She doesn't hate kids, but she can't deal with them because she can't be her usual Drill Sergeant Nasty self to children. Friends Forever 11 focuses on her and Rainbow teaching a bunch of young pegasi, and Spitfire completely freezes up and has no idea what to do. She eventually does try that routine with them because it's all she knows, and she makes them burst into tears.
- Design Student's Orgasm: Her cutie mark is unusually complex compared to those of other characters.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: At the Wonderbolt Academy, where she likes to intimidate new recruits. Friends Forever 11 has her tell Rainbow that she acts this way because she knows they can take it, and they know she's only doing it because she wants to make them the best fliers they can be.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Spitfire's known to be a hard-nosed Drill Sergeant Nasty on the job, but when she's deceived into believing that her mother is ill with pegasitis in "Rarity Investigates!", she doesn't hesitate to travel in search of a medicinal mountain iris in spite of the plant's extreme scarcity during springtime.
- Fiery Redhead: Generally averted, except when training cadets.
- Flaming Hair: Spitfire's mane and tail resemble blazing flames.
- Jerkass Façade: Revealed in Friends Forever 11. She's actually a perfectly nice and pleasant pony in private, but when she's commanding, the only way she knows to motivate and lead the Wonderbolts is to be a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is generally a nice pony (at least when she's not training potential recruits) but her view of how one should be the best causes her to act questionably at times, such as initially rewarding the sociopathic Lightning Dust for her performances despite her treating her fellow cadets like fodder to do so, and outright lying about Soarin's condition to try to get Rainbow Dash to join her team. She is, however, also willing to listen to reason, and if somepony (mainly Rainbow Dash) points out that she's crossing the line, then she's quick to see the error of her ways.
- Meaningful Name: She is named after the WW2-era Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Plane (perhaps the most iconic plane of the whole war).
- Not So Different: To Rainbow Dash, as it turns out. She's a good pony but can occasionally hold the Jerkass Ball firmly with both forehooves; comparable to the RD of the first season, who would resort to cheating to win a race or harshly chew her friends out for their phobias. The present-day Rainbow Dash, who's since softened up, is usually the one to call Spitfire out and get her to drop her less than savory characteristics.
- Once a Season: She has a supporting role and speaking lines in at least one episode every season.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Friends Forever 11 has her trying to teach kids how to fly, but she's not used to taking care of kids. Seeing Spitfire of all ponies hiding behind Rainbow Dash and shrinking into corners unable to talk really hammers home how terrified she is of the situation.
- Pride: Her biggest vice.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In "Wonderbolt Academy", Rainbow Dash can't argue with her logic in making Lightning Dust the leader and her the wingpony ("You'll be an unstoppable team"), but when Lightning Dust reveals her disregard for the safety of others, she demotes Dust and puts the more levelheaded Dash in her place.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite her appearance, she's the levelheaded Blue to Soarin's compulsive Red. It's the other way around when she's paired with Rainbow Dash however.
- Same Character, but Different: In her appearances during the first two seasons, she appears fairly laid-back and friendly, especially towards Rainbow Dash (who saved her life when they first met in person). In Season 3 she's a tough-as-nails — though still reasonable — drill instructor who throws insults at new Wonderbolt cadets, Dash being no exception. Justified since they are at a boot camp whereas she was more or less off duty in earlier appearances, so it could just be a front she puts up on the job, and Spitfire has no reason to go soft on her savior.
- She's a Stallion in Poland: Possibly in the Polish dub. She has a male voice in both "Sonic Rainboom" and "The Best Night Ever", but it might just be an extreme case of Cross-Dressing Voices. In "Hurricane Fluttershy", she is voiced by a woman.
- Vocal Evolution: After Kelly Metzger takes up the role, her voice goes from relatively mid-pitched in "The Best Night Ever" to higher pitched and raspy in "Wonderbolts Academy".
- You Don't Look Like You: Her and Soarin's trading card lists her cutie mark as the lightning bolt symbol shown on the female Wonderbolts' flight suits (like how Soarin's cutie mark is the winged lightning bolt symbol shown on the male Wonderbolts' flight suits), but "Wonderbolts Academy" reveals that it's a phoenix-like bunch of flames.
Voiced by: Matt HillnoteThis lovable blue Pegasus stallion despite his goofy personality is one of the best fliers in Equestria. He really loves pies. He makes a small cameo in "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2", dancing with Rainbow Dash and out of his flight suit to boot, instead wearing a uniform that implies he's second-in-command. He's getting a partly-translucent toy◊ in Blind Bag Wave 7.
- Adorkable: Seems to have this personality, especially in regards to pies.
- All There in the Manual: His and Spitfire's trading card confirms that pie is his Trademark Favorite Food.
- Art Evolution: A minor bit, but his cutie mark was first shown to just be the same as what's on his Wonderbolts uniform. A later appearance in "Rainbow Falls" updated it to resemble a lightning bolt striking some clouds.
- Big Eater: According to his teammate Spitfire, he always gets hungry after a performance. When he finds Applejack's food cart, he goes absolutely nuts for one of her apple pies. This has led to Shipping between the two.
- Big "NO!": "MYYYYYYYYYYY PIIIIIIEEEEEE!"
- Crazy Consumption: Soarin literally eats like a horse.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Gets into an accident in "Rainbow Falls" due to being distracted by cheerleaders
- Keet: See Adorkable. He's extremely friendly and really likes pies.
- Nice Guy: Of the Wonderbolts who've been characterized in the series, he's consistently nice and friendly. Meanwhile, Spitfire, while most times a friendly enough mare and a Reasonable Authority Figure, isn't above letting the idea and drives of being the best overtake her, making her not that different compared to Rainbow Dash in the first season pre-Character Development, and Fleetfoot is just plain smug.
- The One Guy: Downplayed. While he isn't the only stallion on the team, he's been the only prominent one with a supporting role.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When Spitfire is sent on a wild goose chase in "Rarity Investigates!", the normally laid-back Soarin makes it clear that he will have to ban Rainbow Dash from the Wonderbolts if she is found to be responsible, but at the same time is willing to give her the opportunity to prove herself innocent.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite their mane colors, this is inverted as Soarin is the Red Oni to Spitfire's Blue Oni.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name was originally spelled "Soarin'" with an apostrophe, and this spelling has been used by Enterplay's trading card set and Mighty Fine's apparel, but Hasbro's Blind Bags and Gameloft's My Little Pony game have since spelled it "Soarin" without the apostrophe.
- Sweet Tooth: Soarin has a big one for Applejack's pie, considering how fast he eats it at the Grand Galloping Gala.
- The Teammate Nobody Likes: When he gets injured, his teammates not only don't visit him in the hospital, but try to replace him even after he gets better. Ouch.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pie.
- Tuckerization: He was named after Amy Keating Rogers' son Soren. Rogers was the writer for "The Best Night Ever", which featured the Wonderbolts.
- Vague Age: the bags under his eyes make him look middle-aged, but his voice makes it sounds like he's in his early 20's.
- Vocal Dissonance: He sounds younger than the bags under his eyes imply he is.
- You Don't Look Like You: His toy uses the same mold as the female Wonderbolts' toys, only being indicated as male by sporting the male Wonderbolts' winged lightning bolt symbol rather than the female Wonderbolts' plain lightning bolt symbol.
First Appearance: The Best Night Ever
Voiced by: Andrea LibmanA blue pegasus with a mostly white mane with a streak of light blue in it, green eyes, and a cutie mark of a winged horseshoe. She's apparently one of the smaller Wonderbolts, but makes up for it with great speed. She wins the derby in "Sweet and Elite". In the comics, she develops a crush on Big Macintosh after being hit by some fireworks and crashing into him at a festival.
- All There in the Manual: IDW Publishing's Friendship is Magic comic book issue #9 reveals her eye color and her cutie mark... which gets subsequently Jossed by the episode "Rainbow Falls". However, even after the show revealed what she looks the comics published after have retained her alternative green-eyed look.
- Ascended Extra: She is only briefly mentioned and could only be identified via a Freeze-Frame Bonus in "Sweet and Elite", but shows up in "Rainbow Falls" as a major character.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: How she's identified. In "Sweet and Elite" its announced she's the winner of the race, however it's hard to tell which Wonderbolt is Fleetfoot since they move so fast. Pausing at the right moment reveals she's the blue, white-maned Wonderbolt.
- Love at First Sight: Instantly falls for Big Mac when she first sees him, though the concussion she got may have helped.
- Ms. Vice Girl: Like Spitfire, she has a real problem with her pride and ego, but not so much that she won't admit if she's screwed up by doing something questionable after being called out on it compared to the regular jerks and bullies that show up in FIM.
- OC Stand-in: Had a rather notable example in the Ask a Pony community with Echo, the blind Wonderbolt. The blog started a few days before "Sweet and Elite" aired. Echo's was popular in that community despite Fleetfoot being little more than a named background pony.
- Off Model: In a wide shot in "The Best Night Ever", she's missing her tail.
- Smug Super: Seeing as she's one of the fastest Wonderbolts and thus fliers she has no problem showing that off. In "Rainbow Falls", both she and Spitfire are more adamant than anything about winning the competition because of them being natural winners, though Fleetfoot is about five times more blunt about it. Even the comic, which instead played her up as an Adorkable Stalker with a Crush, still has a bit of this, as she has an Imagine Spot of marrying Big Mac and resigning from the Wonderbolts which leads them to disband, outright stating she feels that they're nothing without her.
- Speech Impediment: Talks with a slight lisp.
- Stalker with a Crush: #10 of the comic portrays her as this to Big Mac.
- You Don't Look Like You:
- She's playable in Gameloft's My Little Pony game, though her mane is solid light blue, has blue wings, and a white nose and ears. Preview demos had the white, blonde-maned Wonderbolt incorrectly labeled as Fleetfoot, so her model may have been changed late in development to closer match the show's Fleetfoot.
- The comic and cartoon adaptations notably differ in appearances. In the cartoon she has purple eyes and in the comic they're green. While her cutie mark consists of a horseshoe in both, the cartoon portrays it as a black one diving down and reaching a sonic boom the comic one instead shows it as a yellow one with wings.
RapidfireAnother participant in the "Sweet & Elite" race, Fancy Pants believed he would win, but Fleetfoot beat him and the other Wonderbolts. Unlike Fleetfoot, which one he is isn't entirely clear other than "not Soarin". It isn't specified which one he is but he's most likely the gray one with a white mane who appears at the start of, during and at the finish of the Derby; at least one other unnamed male Wonderbolt appears in some shots, but not all of them.
First Appearance: "The Ticket Master"A white Pegasus mare with a yellow mane. She resembles Surprise◊, an early design of Pinkie Pie (based on G1 Surprise) with a three-purple-balloons cutie mark and purple eyes, and Enterplay's Collectible Card Game eventually gave◊ her the same name, after The Elements of Harmony guidebook listed the name as belonging to a then-unspecified Wonderbolt. She's notably the first Wonderbolt to get a toy, though she's unnamed there.
- Ascended Extra: She's the first Wonderbolt to get a toy. She's even on the banner at Comic Con◊, among main characters and fan favorites with Spitfire & Soarin nowhere in sight!
- Depending on the Artist: In "Secret of My Excess" (her only Season 2 appearance), she has a noticeably darker mane than in her other appearances (in the show, the Expanded Universe, the toy line, and The Merch).
- Expy: Surprise was a G1 pony.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Hasbro doesn't have trademark rights to the name "Surprise" anymore, so she can never actually be called that in official products (except the trading card game with some fan input)
First Appearance: "Sonic Rainboom"
Voiced by: Kelly SheridanA light yellow Pegasus mare with a bright electric blue mane. She's the third member of the trio of judges who try to rescue Rarity in "Sonic Rainboom", along with Spitfire and Soarin. She's getting a partly-translucent toy◊ in Blind Bag Wave 7. She's also been featured on a couple of pieces of The Merch; 80sTees has identified her as Fleetfoot, but this appears to be a case of Cowboy Bebop at His Computer.
- Ascended Extra: After being absent for two seasons she not only reappears and is named in "Rarity Investigates!" but gets the most amount of lines after Spitfire and Soarin.
- All There in the Manual: This page from the UK comics shows what her eyes look like without her goggles on.
- Demoted to Extra: In "Sonic Rainboom", she was present alongside Spitfire and Soarin as part of the main Wonderbolt trio judging the Best Young Flier Competition. However, since then she's only been spotted briefly in the background a few times while Fleetfoot seems to have filled out her "trio" spot, having appeared together with Spitfire and Soarin several times since then. However, she finally reappears in the fifth season, and as noted above even has a supporting role.
- You Don't Look Like You: Her collector card depicts her as a Palette Swap of Spitfire.
Debut: "A Dog and Pony Show"
Major Role: "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils"
Voiced by: Rena AnakwenoteThe 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".
- Alliterative Name: Sapphire Shores.
- All There in the Manual: Her molded toy and collector card◊ reveal her cutie mark and (in the card's case) the facts that she "loves to collect pretty seashells" and "is quietly kind."
- Chewing the Scenery: She's been known to overact at times, primarily when she gets excited.
- Control Freak: She's fair, but she works her crew hard to get the performance just right.
- Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere: Her spirit animal.
- Even the Girls Want Her: She has that effect on ponies.
- Expy: Averted; a G3 Sapphire Shores exists only in the toyline, but this one looks nothing like her. (Mind you, her unique design means she looks nothing like her own toy, either.
- Nice Guy: She's very exuberant and a little self-absorbed, but she does seem to be genuinely friendly.
- The Perfectionist: Wants everything just right for her performance.
- Sassy Black Woman: She seems to be the pony equivalent.
- You Don't Look Like You: Her molded toy and collector card◊ (from the fifth wave of the Blind Bags) both depict her as a differently-colored unicorn Palette Swap of Twilight Sparkle. This is particularly odd because on the show, she's an Earth Pony.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: What self-respecting popstar doesn't have brightly colored hair, (even if this is a universe full of magic pastel ponies)?
Debut: "The Last Roundup"
Voiced by: Sylvia ZaradicnoteAn 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.
- Sleepy Head: After pulling an all-nighter to count all the cherries in her latest shipment, she falls asleep as her carriage is headed for a ravine. Luckily Pinkie is there to stop it, though not before throwing water on her face and banging on a pot both fail to wake her up.
- Toyless Toyline Character: She has yet to recieve a toy release in any form.
Debut: "Sweet and Elite"
Voiced by: Trevor DevallnoteAn 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". His next major speaking role is in "Princess Spike", where he's head of the Canterlot delegation for the Grand Equestrian Pony Summit.
- 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 Guy: Unlike most high society ponies, he was quite nice to Rarity the whole time and even complimented the simple dress she made for Twilight.
- That being said, like any other pony/person, even he has limits, like when Spike accidentally causes trouble in Princess Spike.
- 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 upper class 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 upper class spotlight.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: 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.
Debut: "Read It and Weep"
Voiced by: Chiara ZanniDaring Do Dazzle is an archaeologist pegasus with yellow fur and a grayscale mane who is the heroine of the adventurous tale of Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Stone as well as many other titles, a series of books anypony can enjoy.Daring Do is actually a real pony, as shown in "Daring Don't". Her adventures actually happened and she recounts them in her novel series under the pen name (or maybe it's the other way around) "A.K. Yearling".There's also a highly detailed fictional Daring Do work page if you are interested.
- Action Girl: "Another day, another dungeon."
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Considering who she's an Expy of, it comes with the territory.
- Adventurer Outfit: Complete with pith helmet.
- Alliterative Name: Daring Do Dazzle.
- All There in the Script: The last part of her name, Dazzle, has only been used in the toyline; specifically, in the Miniature Collection's Daring Pony Story Set.
- Badass: So much that she impresses Rainbow Dash into becoming a fan of her series.
- Badass Adorable: This is a given considering she's a Palette Swap of Rainbow Dash.
- Badass Bookworm: An archeologist and author that can battle several big cats at once.
- Brought Down to Badass: In Quest for the Sapphire Stone, she loses her ability to fly and becomes Indiana Jones. Flying and she would be almost too good to work as an adventurer archaeologist.
- Character Name and the Noun Phrase: How the titles of her books work.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Her adventurous lifestyle had made her much tougher than the average pony; she recovers quite fast from most injuries, and when she can't escape a death trap by skill, she can do it by sheer strength and determination.
- Determinator: Nothing's going to stop her from getting the Sapphire Relic.
- Escape Artist: She's extremely good at escaping death traps. Even when Rainbow Dash had to help her escape from one, Daring was already half-way out.
- Expy: Ponydom's answer to Indiana Jones mixed with a bit of Lara Croft.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Bush shirt and pith helmet, but that's it.
- Handicapped Badass: In Quest for the Sapphire Stone, her right wing was injured in a crash, rendering her unable to fly.
- Hero of Another Story: Literally. She's the author of an autobiographical series that happens usually separately from the main show.
- I Work Alone: Her attitude to Rainbow Dash at first, but she warms up in the end.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Daring comes across as aloof, cynical, and distrusting of others, but at the end, she does warm up a bit to Rainbow Dash.
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: About as explicit as they come. Daring Do writes about her own adventures under a pen name and publishes them as a novel series.
- Meaningful Name: She is a Doer of Daring Things. Also, probably a pun on derring-do, which she is prone to.
- Nice Hat: It even helps her to escape Ahuizotl's trap!
- Palette Swap: Of Rainbow Dash, down to leaving a greyscale rainbow trail behind her when she flies.
- Pen Name: Either Daring's pen name is A.K. Yearling or Daring is just her alias.
- Real After All: Her adventures are actually autobiographical and not a work of fiction.
- Shout-Out: A. K. Yearling, author of a popular series of novels, sounds suspiciously like the author of another famous series of novels...
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Daring Do" is the trademarkednote spelling used on her and Mare Do Well's trading card, the Another day, another dungeon trading card and on the shirt Daring Do, but "Daring-Do" is the spelling used on the cover of Quest for the Sapphire Stone (shown in legible form on her and Mare Do Well's trading card and on the shirt Daring-Do Cover).
Voiced by: Veena SoodThe Head of the Equestria Games, who also acts as its official inspector and judge.
- Adorkable: After the CMC performance in the near end, she practically gushes over of how stupendous it really is in the most fangirlish way possible.
- Art Evolution: At least within "Flight to the Finish", the animators spent extra time to give her more exaggerated mouth movements to accent her proper enunciation and Stuffy Brit mannerisms.
- Being Personal Isn't Professional: Her raison d'être; she makes other ponies who work with her follow the same mindset. Thankfully, she's not immune to breaking her own rules.
- Butt Monkey: In "Games Ponies Play", she gets passed over in favor of a stranger who happens to fit the very vague description of her. Then she gets splashed by a sidewalk puddle twice, while carrying her heavy luggage.
- The Comically Serious: She's a serious mare, which makes her funny when surrounded by silliness.
- Iron Lady: She takes her job very, very seriously. However, the Mane Six, the CMC, and Spike have managed to draw out her more friendly or fun-loving side on separate occasions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's stuffy and no-nonsense most of the time, but is also easily moved by how hospitable the Mane Six were to Ms. Peachbottom, and is considerably less stern to Spike during the closing ceremony of the Equestria Games.
- Last Name Basis: She repeatedly addresses other characters by their last names, if they have last names (e.g., Rainbow Dash is "Miss Dash", Spike the Dragon is "Mister the Dragon").
- Meaningful Name: She's a pony, so when she speaks, she technically whinnies. She's also a very grouchy and surly Deadpan Snarker.
- Not So Above It All: In "Flight to the Finish", she tries to keep Rainbow Dash from geeking out over her role as Equestria Games coach, only to do exactly the same when she first sees the CMC's flag-carrying routine.
- Power Hair: It is close cut.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being unintentionally humiliated by the Mane Six's antics in "Games Ponies Play", and even knowing who's responsible, she still takes their kindness towards a complete stranger into consideration in her decision to name the Crystal Empire the host of the Equestria Games.
- Stuffy Brit: Speaks with an exaggerated Received Pronunciation accent.
Debut: "Over a Barrel"
Voiced by: Brian DrummondnoteAn Earth Pony and the Sheriff of the newly founded Appleloosa.
- Alliterative Name: Counting his title, he's Sheriff Silverstar.
- Badass Mustache: He sports a rather impressive one.
- 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.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Serves as the leader of the town of Appleloosa and as the main upholder of the law.
- The Sheriff: He's the chief law enforcer and authority figure for a small, Wild West type frontier town. He's even got the badge.
Debut: "Rarity Takes Manehattan"
Voiced by: Cathy WeseluckA rising star in the Manehattan theatre community and formerly the long-suffering assistant to fashion designer Suri Polomare, Rarity's rival during Fashion Week.
- '20s Bob Haircut: Manehattan being at least somewhat based on '20s-'40s New York, it's fitting.
- 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.
- Distaff 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.
- Hair Decorations: Her flower-shaped hair clip, which was given to her by her old mentor Charity Kindheart for her work in community theatre as a filly.
- 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.
- Literal-Minded: In "Made in Manehattan", when Rarity and Applejack are offering to help her.Applejack: You bet your boots we will!Coco: Oh, I don't wear boots. I find they chafe my calves when I walk.Applejack: It's just an expression.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Well, it probably didn't help.
- Nice Hat: Doesn't wear one, but has one of these for her cutie mark.
- Nice Girl: Outgoing, friendly, and very considerate.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her name is a reference to designer Coco Chanel.
- 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.
"Buttons and bowties!"
Debut: "Canterlot Boutique"
Voiced by: Kelly SheridanA unicorn Rarity hired as manager of her new Canterlot Carousel shop to help everything get ready for its grand opening. She has a multi-point plan to bring the boutique much business and success. Unfortunately, it comes at a price.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Both her name and her exclamations.
- Alliterative Name: Sassy Saddles.
- Control Freak: She spends a good part of the episode taking orders, changing dress names, and managing Rarity’s boutique without actually consulting Rarity.
- Heel Realization: Near the end of "Canterlot Boutique," she realizes that her business structure was wrong because it did not bring everypony happiness. She apologizes to Rarity for all the problems she's caused and Rarity, being the Element of Generosity, forgives her and gives her another chance as branch manager of Canterlot Carousel. In "Rarity Investigates!", she and Rarity are getting along much better.
- Hidden Depths: When Rarity announces she's going to shut down Canterlot Carousel, Sassy laments that she can't be part of "another" failed boutique, implying she's seen this happen many times before. This would explain why she's so desperate for success and so risk-averse.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Played with. She does inadvertently push around her employer, but her experience does serve the boutique (mostly) well. And she proves to have input that Rarity can't ignore and displays a showmanship that Rarity is glad to play off at a fashion exhibition.
- It's All About Me: Slightly, but when she takes in another 100 orders for the princess dress and suggests mass producing it, she let's slip it'll be the success of Sassy Saddles Boutique. To which at that point, Rarity brings her back to reality, correcting Sassy that it's her shop.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite overstepping her bounds with her employer in her enthusiasm for the boutique's prosperity, it's clear from the get-go she does want was best for the store and believes that her methods does benefit Rarity. When she's proven wrong, she's humbled and willing to learn from her mistakes.
- Noodle Incident: When Rarity announces she’s closing down shop, she panics over being part of another failed boutique.
- Obliviously Evil: While evil might be stretching it — "Obliviously Selfish" might work better — she doesn't seem to realize just how selfish she is and how damaging she can be.
- Severely Specialized Store: Turns Canterlot Carousel into this as she has Rarity, a celebrated dressmaker, make copies of the same dress two hundred times and relentlessly markets it while ignoring other designs or variations.
- Shout-Out: Her exclamations are specialized versions of Trumpkin's.
- Unusual Euphemism: She seems to like two-word, alliterative ones related to fashion terms.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Sassy isn't exactly a malicious enemy or a serious villain. She is just a hard-to-work-with employee who gets into conflict with Rarity over creative differences on running the boutique.