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 protégé of Celestia, as well as an obsessive fanficcer who has very lofty ambitions when it comes to becoming a princess 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.
- 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: Implied 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?"), but 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.
- 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 might push 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 Spakle: 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: Literally. She 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.
"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.
- 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.
"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!
- 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.
- 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.
"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.
- 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.
"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
"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.
- 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!"
- 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".
"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.
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.
- 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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
RaincloudAn 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.
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.
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
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.
- Backup Twin: Candace.
- Break the Cutie: Was going to marry a boy band member and was fighting for world peace. Within a few days, Francis is stolen away by his sister (it's okay, they're not biologically related) and ends up locked in a cave somewhere.
- Damsel in Distress: She's imprisoned in a cave by Twilight, who does this in order to marry Francis in her place.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness
- Killed Off for Real: Her skeleton can be seen during the credits, lying alone and forgotten in a cave under Canterlot.
- Meaningful Name: Her name includes "Notevil Goodpony," and she's definitely a not-evil good pony (probably the most firmly good pony in the entire show).
- Nice Mare: So nice that she's a world peace activist and charity worker who donated the budget of her and Francis' wedding to go to cancer research.
- When given food she can't eat (she's allergic), rather than throwing it away, she donates it to charity.
- Only Sane Mare: The sanest pony in the entire show.
- Seventh Ranger: According to Rarity, she's apparently supposed to join up as the seventh official member of the main cast. Not anymore, though.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth
- Women Are Wiser: Is much more astute than her fiancé, Francis.