Characters: Friendship is Witchcraft

Because the characters of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are ever so slightly different in this series, here's a new character sheet listing them all.

Compare and contrast the original show's page for these characters.

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    Princess Twilight Acorna Sparkle 
"Everyone is trapped with me!"

The rather... self-centered student and protege of Celestia. An obsessive fanfic writer, she has very lofty ambitions when it comes to becoming a princess, and an equally lofty opinion of herself. Oh, and is in love with her not-blood-related older brother Francis. Like the rest of the Mane Six, she abuses Spike on a daily basis. As of "Lunar Slander", she now has Luna/Molestia's title as princess of the night, and as of "Foaly Matripony", she is now married to Francis.

  • Abusive Parents: To Spike.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From "Lunar Slander":
    Twilight Sparkle: When Fluttershy isn't helping animals learn to read, she's tempting the devil with her dulcet tones! And she's yellow!
  • Big Bad: Pretty much everything that goes wrong in the series is a direct result of her manipulations and/or general idiocy.
    • Villain Protagonist: Becomes this in "Foaly Matripony", when she locks Cadence in a cave to die so she can marry Francis.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: She seems so determined to believe Cadence is evil she subconsciously casts some form of brainwashing on Francis, then sees the result as proof it was Cadence's doing.
  • Brother-Sister Incest/Not Blood Siblings: She has a crush on and eventually marries Francis, her adoptive brother.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Francis, big time.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Does not even begin to describe her in her less sociopathic moments.
    Dear Princess Celestia, today, on a separate adventure, I learned that the letters in my name spell Skillet Witgraph! Can I change my name again? Your faithful student, whooo knooows?
  • Cute and Psycho: First hinted in Read It and Sleep ("What was that, "Applesack"? You wouldn't want us to end up like Twilight's old friends in Canterlot, would you?"), which was confirmed spectacularly in Foaly Matripony.
  • Deal with the Devil: Inverted, with Molestia offering her title to Twilight for assistance making friends.
  • Devil in Plain Sight
  • Enfant Terrible: According to the flashback of her foalhood in her song in "Foaly Matripony", she killed two foals who were competing with her in academic talent.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: In "Dragone Baby Gone", she claims that Celestia has named her a princess along with being the leader of Team D.E.S.U. And as of "Lunar Slander" Luna gave her title to Twilight Sparkle.
  • Glad I Thought of It: When Spike suggests raising the moon instead of putting on another puppet show.
    Spike: When you're holding a puppet show, you can only force your friends and neighbors to watch. But everypony can see the moon!
    Twilight: Great idea! I'm so smart! Keep up the great work, Twilight.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: She slips into incorrect bits of this now and again, being a fan of anime.
  • Happily Married: To Francis, as of "Foaly Matripony".
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: In "Foaly Matripony":
    Twilight: (to Francis) We need to talk. I secretly have feelings for y-
    Cadence: -appears- Hello?
  • It's All About Me: Twilight genuinely seems totally incapable of understanding that she's not the moral center of the universe.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As revealed by her actions in "Foaly Matripony".
  • Karma Houdini: Got away scot-free in "Foaly Matripony" for trapping Cadence in the Canterlot caves so she could marry Francis. She takes this as proof that she's the hero.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Leeroy Jenkins: According to this.
    Applejack: With just a little teamwork we can all-
    Twilight: I'm going in alone!
  • Literal-Minded: Twilight thinks Princess Celestia wants her to build a "book fort." At the end of the episode we find out the princess had told her that "books are your forte".
    Twilight: Fort... e?
  • Love Makes You Evil: Her love for her adoptive brother Francis drives her to vaporize the competition in her younger days, then trap and kill off his fiance and brainwash him into loving her back.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Twilight Sparkle plays Molestia like a harp from Hell in Lunar Slander, and is all but confirmed to have been the one who convinced Celestia to banish her to Space Camp in the first place. Her apparent success in convincing Molestia to abdicate pushes her into full fledged Magnificent Bastard territory.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Mares: She's quite the avid fanficcer.
  • Narcissist: Twilight's reaction to seeing her own face (as Apple Bloom's cutie mark)?
    Twilight Sparkle: Oh, who was that pretty lady?
    • Then this guy appears on Apple Bloom's flank, and she asks the same question in the same tone.
    • She also immediately decides that since Celestia put her in charge of taking care of the dragon problem, she can declare herself Princess Twilight (with this picture in the group shot).
  • Never My Fault: Blames every mistake she makes on Spike.
  • Noodle Incident: Maintains that her attempt to make waffles in a bounce house would've worked if not for Spike's weak grip, but Celestia forbidding her to enter a bounce house ever again says otherwise.
  • Not So Harmless Villain Protagonist: At first, she seems to be a simple incompetent jerk. It turns out she is a completely unhinged, surprisingly manipulative, possibly incredibly powerful incompetent jerk.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Invokes it. Boy howdy, does she invoke it.
  • Psychopathic Marechild: Type B. Twilight has the empathy and worldview of an incredibly spoiled little girl, and isn't all that much smarter than one. Her magical aptitude, ruthlessness, and occasional bursts of cunning are what make her so dangerous.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In "The Perfect Swarm", her recollection of the scene with Spike from the beginning of the episode.
    Spike: (actual scene) But your blueprint is just a crude sketch and a bad pun!
    Spike: (flashback) I'm too dumb and fat! And your blueprint is just a great sketch and a clever pun!
  • Serial Killer: killed Cadence and two classmates.
  • Shipper on Deck: Wrote an entire 70-chapter shipfic about "Applesack" and "Charity".
  • The Sociopath
  • Start of Darkness: Covered in a flashback song in 'Foaly Matripony'. Seems she was always something of a loon, but when her brother (i.e. the focus of her obsession) left home, she threw herself into studying magic in a bid to control everyone around her. And her efforts paid off...
  • Straw Fan: She's a caricature of a stereotypical anime fan, being a scatterbrained Japanophile with a viciously manipulative streak.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Villainous Incest: With Francis. They're not biologically related, so it's not creepy!
  • Yandere: Traps Cadence in the caves so she can be with Francis.
  • Yuri Fan: Writes a yuri fanfiction starring Rarity and Applejack, and forces them to act it out.

    Spike 
"She said I was forbidden to dream!"

Twilight's assistant and the resident Butt Monkey of the cast. Literally everypony hates him, from thinking of mean things to say about/do to him to giving him difficult tasks such as holding a lightning rod on top of Twilight's library during a thunderstorm.
  • Amusing Injuries: Constantly getting hurt. It's usually offscreen, but it's always played for laughs.
  • Butt Monkey: Literally everypony hates him, treating him by thinking of mean things to say about/do to him to giving him difficult and dangerous tasks such as holding a lightning rod on top of Twilight's library during a thunderstorm. He gets blood dropped on him at Diamond Tiara's mark mitzvah (by accident), and the residents of Ponyville even have a "Spike-apult", implying that they plan to torture him by launching him from a catapult.
  • The Chew Toy: Every character with dialogue, and seemingly the laws of physics hates and tortures him as often as they can.
  • Fantastic Racism: Is the victim of this from the ponies for being a dragon.
  • Hollywood Tourette's: Averted. Spike's Tourette's doesn't cause obligatory swearing, but it does cause him to involuntarily teleport his epic fantasy trilogy to Celestia... who destroys his years of work, thinking it's another one of Twilight's creepy fics.
  • Interspecies Romance: His crush on Rarity, though it makes sense here as we learn that dragon-pony relationships have happened before, there have been offspring, and we've already met at least one. Evidently dragon genes are entirely recessive.
  • Running Gag: His weak grip and his weight, the latter of which is frequently made fun of by the other ponies (e.g. "How are you still skinnier than Spike?")
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe. It's impossible to name somepony who doesn't hate him.

    Applejack 
"Easier than line-dancin' with a rattlesnake."

An unrepentant war criminal, who maintains that she did things she wouldn't otherwise do to protect her family.

  • Catchphrase: "What in the name of Lee's ghost..." and "Gravy!"
  • Cool Big Sis: Can be this at times towards Apple Bloom.
  • The Ditz: Nowhere as bad as Rainbow Dash, but she has her tendencies. One example of it is this gem from "Foaly Matripony":
    Cadence: -upon eating an apple tart- I thought I told you I'm allergic to apples.
    Applejack: Sure did. I ignore things that challenge me!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's an intolerant, greedy, unrepentant war criminal, but even she thinks Twilight Sparkle is unnerving.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She's eaten mud (which she pretended was chocolate) and an old sandwich on the floor ("It's still good!").
  • Fantastic Racism: Is apparently pretty xenophobic:
    Applejack: Apple Bloom, the grapes are different than our kind! You know what that means!
    Apple Bloom: (cheerfully stomping grapes) Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to do this in "Cherry Bomb" by taking the bomb out of town and sparing her friends from a fiery death, but they catch up with her anyway. Raincloud then saves them all by flying away with the bomb before it explodes.
  • Made a Slave: Forced into slavery by Whiplash.
  • Only Sane Mare: Is this in "Cherry Bomb," where she does her best to warn her friends about the bomb, but all her attempts fail, causing her to resort to desperate measures. Said desperate measures are of her letting them witness her horrible demise by the bomb just to get them to believe her about it.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Seems to have this for trains in "Seed No Evil":
    Applejack: Now that's what I call a train. *Let's Get It On starts playing*
    Applejack: Ain't you looking as cute as a... wheelbarrow.
  • Would Hurt a Child: According to Rarity.

    Rarity 
"This isn't about you. This is about my giant hats."

A Shell-Shocked Veteran from the war, who is a member of an Apocalypse Cult led by Fluttershy.
  • Babies Ever After: Seems to envision this type of future for Cadence and Francis.
    Rarity: (to Cadence) Your Highness! Let me start by saying that you and Francis Sparkle will have many, many beautiful babies!
  • Bad Bad Acting: Despite taking acting classes, she can't emote well.
    • Subverted in "Seed No Evil" where she voice acted for an in-universe movie using a very different voice.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Sweetie Belle in "Neigh, Soul Sister".
  • Nice Hat: She loves her giant hats.
  • Out Of Character Is Serious Business: Her decision to attend the Sentient Social instead of the return of Lord Smooze is one of the only endearing moments in the series.
    Sweetie Belle: Initiate happy cry sequence!
    Rarity: Cry? That's not a war face.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died six years ago while on vacation. They come back via one of Pinkie's portals, and then decide to take another vacation without their daughters. And die again, if the offscreen crash sounds are any indication.
  • Pet the Dog: She missed the eclipse and the attempted return of the Smooze in order to attend the Sentient Social with Sweetie Belle. Even her reasoning for doing so is a little heartwarming. "I wanted to save your soul". She cared enough for Sweetie Belle that she wanted to make sure she got through the apocalypse, when it did arrive.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran:
    Sweetie Belle: Well at least I don't spend every Veterans Day sobbing on the floor!
  • Total Eclipse of the Plot: The intent was for Rarity and Fluttershy to awaken Smooze during the eclipse and end the world, but Rarity misses it to attend the Sentient Social instead.

    Fluttershy 
"Bouncing baby bunnies burning brightly..."

The leader of a cult that worships Lord Smooze, a monster from the 1986 G1 movie. She does various things such as killing dragons, clubbing Spike with her spiked club, throwing rabbits into bonfires, etc., but no one seems to notice or care.

  • Abusive Parents: Her father, to hilarious extents.
  • Affably Evil:
    This is your cult leader, Fluttershy, speaking. Praise Smooze! And, um... remember to leave some money in the donation tray... um, if that's okay with you.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: According to Twilight.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She's a self-described cult leader, regularly sacrificing animals and performing black magic, but she's still rather humble and shy about it all.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: She does this to her father before killing him.
  • Cute Is Evil: She's soft-spoken and adorable, as well as the half-dragon leader of a doomsday cult.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: It's pretty ridiculous how the other ponies regard Fluttershy when she called the parasprite swarm her "Army of Darkness", killed at least 13 dragons and many other demons, enjoys clubbing Spike with her spiked club, throws rabbits into bonfires, and leads a Religion of Evil.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She almost always speaks in a calm and soft voice, even when talking about such things as her "Army of Darkness" turning against her, discussing plans of plotting the apocalypse, and her abusive childhood.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her debut involves her singing "Hellfire" in the first episode. This tells you all you need to know about her character.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She seems to be honestly trying to talk Rarity out of donating Sweetie Belle's college fund to her cult.
    • She's also as creeped out as everyone else over Twilight's romantic obsession with her adopted brother. It says something that even she of all ponies is scared of her.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her evil seems to be the product of her hellish childhood.
    Fluttershy: Do you know what a bunny fire is?
    Fluttershy's father: Is it like a fire? For... bunnies? Are you still angry because I threw your velveteen rabbit in a fire?
  • Must Make Amends: Fluttershy makes amends to her father for all the softball plays he didn't went to watch and all the drawings that were not good enough for his fridge.
    Fluttershy: And when I say "make amends", I. Mean. DIE!
  • Self-Made Orphan: In all fairness, though, her father had it coming.
  • Sinister Minister: A rare female example.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist
  • Villainous Crush: Implied to have one on Pinkie. The Establishing Character Moment of both her and the series in general is of her singing "Hellfire", which is about an evil religious leader's obsessive lust for a gypsy. Fluttershy leads a Religion of Evil and Pinkie is constantly called a gypsy witch. And according to Apple Bloom, Fluttershy said Pinkie has the "voluminous hair of a temptress."

    Rainbow Dash 
"I have incredible peripherals!"

A self-absorbed ditz who often speaks by using her own name alone and has terrible eyesight (to the point that she wasn't allowed to join the army during the war because of it). And if Scootaloo's word is anything to go by, Rainbow Dash is Scootaloo's mother as well.
  • Abusive Parents: Scootaloo claims that Rainbow Dash is her mother. Said mother never even acknowledges her daughter's existence, though that might be a combination of her astigmatism and idiocy.
  • Back from the Dead: After accidentally drowning in a fountain at the Grand Galloping Gala, Pinkie's portal manages to immediately resurrect her following a doctor pronouncing her dead.
    Rainbow Dash: Hey, guys! I went to this cool place called Heaven. I missed you guys!
  • Blind Without 'Em: She admits that her astigmatism made her too nearsighted to join the army during the war or the Wonderballs now. Everything's blurry from her viewpoint. She mistakes Apple Bloom for Applejack at first, and then later both Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. She refuses to listen to her eye doctor about getting glasses, though.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Rainbow Dodge!" "Rainbow Kick!"
    • "Rainbow Smash!"
  • The Ditz
  • Everything's Better with Plushies: One of her lyrics in The Convention song.
    • "Meet fanboys by the dozens, they'll shower me with plushies!"
  • Flat Character: Proudly so.
    Applejack: Hey, all of us have some depth to our characters...
    Rainbow Dash: I don't!
    Applejack: Almost all of us have some depth to our characters...
  • Good Parents: According to Dash, she has these. In fact, Rainbow Dash seems to be the only one of the main cast without a twisted backstory. (She's just really stupid.)
    Rainbow Dash: (to Fluttershy) You're such a baby! I have a great relationship with both of my parents, because they love me!
  • Pokémon Speak: Her Smurfing devolves into this in her story of how she got her cutie mark:
    Rainbow Dash: I always liked rainbows and all, but I was dashing nowhere in a dash. It wasn't until my very first dash that I rainbowed a rainbow need to dash. And rainbow! Dash rainbow dash rain dash rainbow rain dash dash!
  • Smurfing: Does this with "rainbow" and "dash".

    Pinkie Pie 
"Someday I'm gonna go home..."

An orphan gypsy whose parents died long ago, leaving her to be raised in a loveless orphanage. She's also believed by everypony to be an evil witch, and is somehow the closest thing to an Only Sane Mare in the entire cast.
  • Cute Gypsy Witch
  • Fourth Wall Observer: She retains this status, as in fanon. (In fact, she uses it in her magic!)
    When you're rife with devastation, there's a simple explanation:
    You're a toymaker's creation trapped inside a crystal ball!
  • One of the Kids: Played for tragedy.
    Pinkie Pie: I'm just a kid! I fit in!
    Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie Pie, didn't you already have a childhood?
    (beat)
    Pinkie Pie: No.
  • Only Sane Mare: She's this, oddly enough, despite her canon personality. Her friends still insist on treating her as an evil gypsy witch.
    • By "Cute from the Hip", she's actually learned gypsy magic from Zecora.
  • Orphanage Of Emotional Abuse: Judging from her orphanage songs, she was taught that she probably wouldn't ever be adopted because she was an 'ugly pink earth pony' and wasn't special enough to be loved. Her song in "Cherry Bomb" also reveals that they taught her to hide what did make her special.
  • Parental Abandonment: Most of her character revolves around being orphaned following her parents' untimely deaths.
  • The Quiet One: According to Celestia, almost all of Pinkie's dialogue in "Foaly Matripony" was cut for time.
  • Stepford Smiler: Sweet Celestia, yes. For all her happy-sounding songs and cheerfulness, she's incredibly miserable deep down. May not be the case anymore after resurrecting her parents.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: As of episode 6, her parents have come back. Sure, it's as babies, but at least they're back.
  • Wanting Is Better Than Having: in You Schmooze, You Lose, we find out that the stress of being a single mother to twins is stressing her out.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Super?: She was never adopted due to not being a pegasus or unicorn.

    The Snooty Snark Evaders 
"The fun begins immediately!"

Sweetie Belle

Rarity's little sister, who's actually a robot. However, she's unaware of it.
  • Cute and Psycho: Sweetie Belle starts treading close to this in "Neigh, Soul Sister" when she attempts attaching herself to Applejack.
    If the world isn't going to love me, then I'll teach it to fear me instead!
  • Cute Machine: Even with her overtly robotic voice.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Do Androids Dream?: Even though everypony accepts that robots don't have souls, Sweetie Belle is one of the few characters to demonstrate love or empathy, or to call the others out on their Comedic Sociopathy.
    • The trope namer is directly referenced as well - when Sweetie Belle sees sheep, she mentions seeing them in her dreams.
  • Dramatic Irony: Sweetie Belle accuses Rarity of being a "soulless automaton" when she protests attending the Sentient Social with her. Of course, she's also (quite obviously) a robot herself, but nobody (including herself) notices.
  • Fan Nickname: "Sweetie Bot." No points for guessing why.
  • Noisy Robots: She is almost always heard whirring whenever she moves.
  • No Waterproofing in the Future: "But the water makes me feel funny." Later demonstrated in "Seed No Evil".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Sweetie Belle is best sentient organic life form. Hooray!
  • The Philosopher:
    Death must enter life only to define it.
  • Robot Girl: One who's more emotional and empathetic than most of the biological characters, to boot.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the whole cast. She is however rather naive.

Scootaloo

A fangirl for Rainbow Dash who's willing to do anything for her. Rainbow Dash is also apparently her mother.
  • Abusive Parents: Assuming Scootaloo was serious when she called Dash her mother, her mom barely, if ever, acknowledges her existence.
  • Fangirl: For Rainbow Dash, it seems.
  • Treehouse of Fun: She lives in a treehouse, hence her outrage when Babs Seed announces her plans to convert it into a shopping mall.

Apple Bloom

Applejack's little sister, whose goal is to get a cutie mark that's not apple-related.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In "Cute From the Hip":
    Apple Bloom: Uh, Pinkie, if you're going to start singing, could you put the lyrics at the bottom of the screen?
  • Catch Phrase: "Get out of my way, X!"
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: With Applejack in "Neigh, Soul Sister."
    Apple Bloom: Applejack and I dec—
    Applejack: ...ided that I could do the race with you, and we're only—
    Apple Bloom: Going to charge you twenty—
    Applejack: Hundred dollars.
  • Oblivious to Love: Apparently is clueless to Diamond Tiara's crush on her.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Whenever there's swearing, it's replaced with a sound clip of her saying "Buy some apples!" with an apple and a "censored" bar covering the offending muzzle.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Everyone fully expects her cutie mark to be apple-related, even after Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle rant how they could have any cutie mark they wanted.

    Other Characters 

Diamond Tiara

The primary tormentor of Apple Bloom (though she actually has a crush on her). However, she tries to cover up her feelings with incessant mocking.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has a Tsundere crush on Apple Bloom, while Silver Spoon has a crush on Diamond Tiara.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her mom, who gets drunk at the mark mitzvah and starts singing Smash Mouth. Badly.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: She's this, not because of surname nor mannerisms, but because of her "mark mitzvah" celebration upon getting a cutie mark. It's only really ambiguous because the finer points of pony religions are unaddressed. According to Silver Spoon Escapes From Camp Energy, her human counterpart is.
  • Companion Cube: She gets a gift box, and declares it her new best friend. While Silver Spoon is right next to her.
    • In the same episode...
      [Snails takes a massive bite out of a cake with a smiley face drawn on it. The cake frowns.]
      Diamond Tiara: Hey! Cakey is my best friend! I get to decide when she dies!
  • Loving Bully: "My cruelty is supposed to make you like me more, not drive you away!"
  • Tsundere: For Apple Bloom.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Looks like a young filly, sounds like an adult man.

Silver Spoon

The other tormentor of Apple Bloom. She has an unrequited crush on Diamond Tiara.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: See Diamond Tiara's entry.
  • Big Stupid Doo Doo Head: The best insult she can come up with for the Snooty Snark Evaders is saying "you're just gonna" over and over again before Apple Bloom walks away.
  • Cassandra Truth: Apparently warned Diamond Tiara about Babs Seed eating her Easy Mac and resealing all the packaging.
  • Day in the Limelight: She, of all people, gets her own spin off mini-series in the form of Silver Spoon Escapes From Camp Energy.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Diamond Tiara bullies Apple Bloom because she has a crush on her. Silver Spoon also bullies Apple Bloom because Diamond Tiara has a crush on her
  • Ignored Enamored Underling
  • Vocal Dissonance: Same as Diamond Tiara.

Babs Seed

Apple Bloom's cousin, who comes to visit and joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon in tormenting the Snooty Snark Evaders. In the end of "Seed No Evil", she goes blind after they wish upon Twinkle and invoke powerful dark magic.
  • Grade School CEO: Bought all of Ponyville's railroads, planned to turn Scootaloo's treehouse into a mall, and possibly owns the Thought Police.
  • Handicapped Badass: Babs is no less effective a hellion after she's blinded.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Defied. She explicitly states that even though she's now blind, she'll continue to pick on others.
  • Prophet Eyes: Gets these after she's blinded. She seems to enjoy how uncomfortable they make people feel.
  • Third Wheel: Becomes this to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.
    Scootaloo: Now they have an orange one!

Raincloud

An actual Raincloud, and the leader of the Ponyville Rescue Squad. Dies saving Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Twilight from a bomb. explanation 
  • A Raincloud Named Raincloud
  • Fantastic Racism: Despite being a helpful worker and delivering mail, she will never be seen as one of the ponies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Cherry Bomb", Raincloud saves Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Twilight by taking the bomb that Applejack had been carrying and flying away with it, just before it explodes. Of course none of the Mane 6 seem to notice.
  • Parental Abandonment: If you pause it in the right spot, you can see Raincloud speeding away after dropping Francis on Twilight's doorstep.
  • Shout-Out: Raincloud's death scene from "Cherry Bomb" is lifted straight from The Iron Giant, music and all.
  • The Silent Bob: Is somehow able to carry on a conversation with Rainbow Dash, in spite of being completely silent and expressionless.

Princess Celestia

Ruler of Equestria and Twilight's mentor. She doesn't seem exactly fond of her student, but Twilight either is oblivious to it or ignores it.
  • Ambiguously Evil: She's never actually done anything particularly heinous onscreen, but she is at the very least the apparent head of a racist police state.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first episode, she seems to actually like Twilight Sparkle — albeit in more of a "writer and Big Name Fan" way than their close relationship in the actual show — and actually asks her for a friendship report. Later episodes show Princess Celestia to consider Twilight obnoxious at best and creepy at worst, and establishes the letters as something Twilight took it upon herself to send and Celestia wishes would just stop.
  • Meaningful Name: The "ce" part of Celestia is derived from the sound of "sun", according to the prologue of "Lunar Slander."
  • Only Sane Mare: Possibly. She is seemingly the only person in the cast who is appropriately cautious about Twilight's dark side: "Foaly Matripony" established that she exiled Twilight from Canterlot for killing two of her classmates and tells her that she wants to see "as little of her as possible" when she's allowed back in for the royal wedding. Sadly, she wasn't sane enough to figure out that Twilight had imprisoned Cadence and left her for dead.

Princess Luna/Molestia

Celestia's sister, the Adorkable princess of the night who assumed the name of "Luna" at Space Camp. As of "Lunar Slander", she has given her title as Princess to Twilight Sparkle.

Francis Sparkle

Twilight's (adoptive) older brother. He's part of a boy band and speaks like a Surfer Dude. Known as Shining Armor in the source material. As of "Foaly Matripony", he is now married to Twilight Sparkle.

Princess Cadence Notevil Goodpony

Francis Sparkle's fiancée. She's a world peace advocate, charity worker, wildlife conservationist, organ donor, children's book author, and the freely elected ruler of her own country. She doesn't marry Francis. Twilight instead imprisoned her in a cave, where she died.

Discord

The self-labelled Lord of Chaos, he's an evil magician who prides himself on acting in contradiction to the way their world works.

  • Always Someone Better: Fluttershy is the crux of his dilemma, as he feels he'll never be as "not good" as her.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: When asked what evil acts he's accomplished so far, he lists such feats as removing the burning moon Twilight dropped on the town, saving people from the tentacle monster conjured by Fluttershy, fixing the destroyed wood from the parasprite invasion, and ridding the streets of litter.
  • Cringe Comedy: His attempts at humor regularly fall flat.
  • Escape Artist: Subverted. Discord admits to sealing himself in stone to prove his worth as a magician, then being unable to escape until he was freed by the Mane 6.