Characters / Motherly Scootaloo
Characters from Motherly Scootaloo
A young Pegasus filly and Rainbow Dash's #1 fan, her first boyfriend pushes her to have sex with him, saying it will make her "cooler", so Rainbow Dash will notice her, causing her to become pregnant.
- Ageless Birthday Episode: Subverted, she is thirteen during the first part of the comic, and turns fourteen two months after “The Birthing”.
- Berserk Button: Scootaloo didn’t like random ponies touching her belly when she was pregnant. That said, she was a LOT more lenient about that with her friends.
- Boyish Short Hair: Starts out with a short mane, like canon, but after a Expository Hairstyle Change here, she starts wearing it out longer, showing her Character Development into a Tomboy with a Girly Streak..
- Break the Cutie: BIG TIME. Thankfully, she gets better.
- Character Development: Scootaloo becomes more mature as a result of her pregnancy, and goes from a Tomboy to a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
- Determinator: She didn’t stop trying to fly even though she kept face-planting, and after a week of training went from barely able to take off to being ahead of her age level in flight ability. All she needed was a good teacher.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father (apparently an Earth Pony) has only appeared in this non-story panel. Word of God is that he left her mother before Scootaloo was born, and that the filly knows nothing about him, but he knows she exists, and that he’s probably her father.
- Freudian Excuse: Scootaloo acted out sometimes, apparently because she hoped on an unconscious level that her birth mother would appear if she did.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars / Scars Are Forever: Part of the reason for her sweatshirt, it covers the C-section scar, and if the scar were to show, ponies would be distracted by the hoodie.
- Hair Decorations: She starts wearing a hairclip here, and she gets a new one for her birthday.
- Happily Adopted: Subverted at first, Scootaloo and Sandy argue a lot (though Sandy did care about her and want what she thought was best for Scootaloo and her baby), but after Lightning Blitz is born and Sandy realizes how much her actions hurt Scootaloo, their relationship improved greatly.
- Contrast their interactions in the earlier strips of the comic (like here, here, here and here) and their interactions after “The Birthing” and you’ll see what I mean
- Heroic R.R.O.D.: Scootaloo exerts herself too much after taking Lightning Blitz from the hospital, causing her C-section stitches to rupture, and is only saved by the timely arrival of The Doctor in his Tardis (though the Tardis is the one who brought him there), who bandages her and brings her to the hospital from The Everfree Forest.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Scootaloo has an unfortunate tendency to sell herself short, and blame herself for things she can’t help, like Rain Catcher’s abandonment and even her mother’s death from cancer.
- Important Hair Accessory: Her two hairpins.
- In the Blood: Apparently, athleticism, competitiveness, determination and energy run in the family.
- Law of Inverse Fertility: Scootaloo only "did it" once, and because she hadn't had sex ed yet, didn't know you could get pregnant that way.
- Loss of Identity: Feared this might happen if she was too "girly", but ultimately subverted.
- Never My Fault: Inverted, as shown here, she blames herself for the loss of her mother, even though she died from cancer.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: This mod post.
- Surprise Pregnancy: Justified, she found out when Sandy took her to the doctor because of pregnancy symptoms (after her first and only time, before that (since the school didn’t have a Sex-ed class yet), she didn’t know that you could get pregnant from “doing it”.
- Teen Pregnancy: Her first boyfriend impregnated her and left her, and she eventually gave birth to her son Lightning Blitz.
- Tomboy: She was this initially.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Scootaloo develops a fondness for chocolate (because of pregnancy cravings), and can be seen eating it several times during the pregnancy’s duration.
- Wacky Cravings: Here, though the only one we hear about is a more normal food, specifically, chocolate.
An Earth Pony mare and Scootaloo's foster mother and legal guardian, Sandy is looking after Scootaloo because the pegasus filly's mother was a friend of hers, and she promised her that Scootaloo would go to a good home.
- Badass Boast: Here, after hitting her Rage Breaking Point when Upper Crust, after saying Scootaloo would be better off dead, continues to insult both her and Sandy, going as far as to call Sandy a terrible mother, complete with Red Eyes, Take Warning!
: You’ll be hearing from our lawyers.
Sandy: Fine! Bring your lawyers! I won’t let you have that baby so long as I’m breathing!
Warden: As long as you’re leaving, let me give you an express pass back to Canterlot! (Teleports the snobs away).
- Broken Bird: Though she handles herself well most of the time, Sandy reveals at one point that her first attempt at a business based around her special talent was driven out of business by competitors, and she had to work multiple jobs to support herself and Scootaloo.
- Closet Geek: Her backstoty reveals she (or at least used to) be a big fan of Magic Adventure books, like Daring Do.
- Deuteragonist: Part of her role, according to Word of God, and a lot of "The Birthing" focuses on her POV.
- Jaw Drop: When she found out Scootaloo was pregnant.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her goof nearly caused Scootaloo's death because she trusted Jet Set and Upper Crust to adopt Lightning, causing Scootaloo to take him from the hospital and having her C-section wounds rupture, leading to her My God, What Have I Done? moment when she realizes what the unicorn couple is really like. Word of God has confirmed that if the Doctor hadn't found her, Scootaloo WOULD have died.
- Mama Bear: Towards Scootaloo, though she's a Parental Substitute (until the end of “The Birthing”, where she formally adopts her. Jet Set and Upper Crust learned this the hard way.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Sandy has one when she realizes just how royally she screwed up by putting Lightning Blitz up for adoption.
- Parental Substitute: Towards Scootaloo. She promised Scootaloo's mom, a dear friend of hers, that the filly would go to a good home, as her friend was dying of cancer, and ended up taking Scootaloo in herself. Unfortunately, Scootaloo missed her mother dearly, and often got into trouble of various sorts, unconsciously hoping that her mom would show up if she was dragged home, causing her and Sandy to become a big antagonistic towards one another, and Sandy putting Scoot's baby up for adoption made it worse, since Scootaloo wanted to keep it.
- Rage Breaking Point: Upper Crust calling her a horrible mother after insulting Scootaloo and saying she would be better off dead, leading to a Badass Boast.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: During her Rage Breaking Point, they even seem to glow!
- Take a Third Option: Here, when The Doctor helps her take Lightning Blitz to an alternate Twilight to keep him away from Jet Set and Upper Crust.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite the arguments between them early on, Sandy cares for Scootaloo, and was only doing what she thought was best for the baby when she put it up for adoption, even hoping Scootaloo could visit (and she is horrified when she realizes what her actions had resulted in).
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sandy gets along just fine with unicorns, but their magic, on the other hand, she has a phobia of (as seen here). This strip implies that her magic issues at least partly stem from her frustration over the fact that there's no time travel spell that she can use to save the life of Scootaloo's mother, Firefly.
Scootaloo's infant Pegasus colt son. Has his own Tumblr blog, Lightning Blitz Answers
- Awesome McCool Name: Invoked, Scootaloo chose his name because she thought it was awesome
- Baby Language: Apparently, as the Ask Discord Hooves crossover shows.
- Cuteness Proximity: Apparently even Rainbow Dash, a pony who isn't big on cute things at all (as seen in canon), took to him swimmingly when they met at Scootaloo's b-day party.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: See this strip.
- Disappeared Dad: His father has had pretty much nothing to do with his mom ever since they broke up.
- In the Blood: Apparently, athleticism, competitiveness, determination, adventurousness and energy run in the family.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: In a Continuity Nod to the theme of the canon episode Baby Cakes, Lightning has a blue set of baby pajamas, courtesy of Ponyville General Hospital.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's really cute! (Kind of required, being a baby pony and all). Lampshaded by Sweetie Belle here, and in the comments on its Deviantart (partial) posting.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He has his  eyes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: It seems that Lightning really likes cake.
Scootaloo's deceased mother, who died of cancer about 7 years before the current storyline due to cancer. The events leading up to her death can be found in-comic, starting here
Jet Set and Upper Crust
A couple from Canterlot that wants to adopt Lightning Blitz, against Scootaloo's wishes.
- April Fools' Day: In the strip for 2013's... Well... Best that you see it.
- Big Bad: They are the most villainous ponies to appear in the comic yet, have caused the most trouble for Scootaloo yet in the comic’s main run, and are trying to take her son away.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They come of polite at first, but later show their true colors.
- City Mouse: They show disdain towards Scootaloo’s small town background, despite the fact that she’s the BIRTH MOTHER of the foal they want to adopt!
- Easily Forgiven: Scootaloo forgives them pretty easily. Subverted with Sandy though, how makes it ‘’very’’ clear that she will ‘’not’’ tolerate them emotionally harming another mother like they did Scoots.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: See Happily Married below.
- Everyone Has Standards: They may be jerkasses, but they only had Scootaloo tried for murder because their lawyer told them the evidence clearly showed she was guilty.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Despite their Kick the Dog moments towards Scootaloo, especially when they say that she was better off dead, they seem unable to recognize their own hypocrisy, and how much they hurt Scootaloo.
- Expy: Very similar to Roderick and Rubella Rat from Tiny Toon Adventures.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In canon, they were just one-shot jerks that caused some minor trouble for Rarity. Here, they are the closest thing the comic has to a full on Big Bad! Heck, whenever they show up, the strips tend to get significantly Darker and Edgier.
- Happily Married: While they are quite possibly the two characters most hated by the comic’s fandom, and were absolutely HORRIBLE to Scootaloo, they honestly seem to love each other (as seen here, though subtly).
- Hypocrite: They show disdain towards Scootaloo’s small town background, despite the fact that she’s the BIRTH MOTHER of the foal they want to adopt!
- Idle Rich
- Jerkass: Oh, big time!
- Jerkass Has a Point: Despite being complete a-holes, their reasoning for answering Sandy’s ad actually makes a good deal of sense if you think about it.
- Karma Houdini: So far, aside from not getting Lightning Blitz, they haven’t had anywhere near the comeuppance they so righteously deserve.
- Kick the Dog: They really gave Scootaloo a big kick here.
- Knight of Cerebus: The comic entered the darkest series of strips in its run not long after they were introduced, with Scootaloo nearly dying!
- Laser-Guided Karma: After basically saying that they wouldn’t let Scootaloo see Lightning Blitz (brutally spoiling the CMOH [[ before that]], as it is very clear that Scootaloo cares deeply about her son) (and to make the Kick the Dog moment go straight into Crosses the Line Twice, they admitted she might have post partum depression), they get a dose of this when Sandy hears them insult her and Scootaloo, even saying that Scootaloo was better off dead'' (crossing even MORE lines), causing her to deny them the adoption (though Upper Crust actually had the gall to be indignant about it!).
- Law of Inverse Fertility: The snobs have an unspecified issue that makes conception difficult.
The protagonist of Ask Discord Whooves
The protagonist of Ask Miss Twilight
A unicorn that tried to frame Scootaloo for his murder of Rain Catcher’s mother.—-
- The Casanova: Implied.
- Frame-Up: Tried to frame Scootaloo for ‘’murder’’!
- If I Can't Have You...: Killed Clearwater when she rejected him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Pheonix eventually traps him with his own testimony. Basically, he claimed that he didn’t hear anything but the gunshot, forgetting that Scootaloo had Lightning Blitz with her at the time, and since he was “supposedly” looking for them at the time, he should have moved towards them, but didn’t, and since he heard the shot, he should have heard the baby crying.
- Jerkass was perfectly willing to frame Scootaloo for his crime.
Character that mainly appear in Ask Rain Catcher
Scootaloo's ex-boyfriend, a Pegasus colt from Cheerilee's advanced class who's one year older than the Pegasus CMC, who got her pregnant.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Done unintentionally by Castor, his dead cousin’s former girlfriend. When she asks him if he’s ever been in love. His answer was that he didn’t know.
- She lampshades the ambivalent answer, as RC has an Imagine Spot of Scootaloo and Lightning Blitz, Scoots glaring at him.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: We don’t know much about it yet, but apparently most of Rain Catcher’s cousins on his second dad’s side are either crazy or in jail.
- Dirty Coward: Is too scared to try to set things straight with the filly he impregnated, or see his son, whivh is repeatedly lampshaded in questions, like here.
- Disappeared Dad: Twice, his first dad divorced his mom, then she remarried and divorced again.
- Apparently, the second dad was the bad influence that resulted in Rain Catcher’s behavior towards Scootaloo.
- He is one himself to his own son.
- Freudian Excuse: His stepdad tried to turn him into a Kid A Nova.
- The Ghost: In the main comic, he has only been seen in flashbacks and mentioned, and has not appeared in the actual present of the story.
- Inverted with the spin-off comic, which focuses mainly on him, with Scootaloo regulated to mostly flashbacks.
- Homeschooled Kids: His mom has been schooling him after word got out about him and Scootaloo, and he has pretty much been under house arrest.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: At the end of the narration of this strip. He even lampshades it.
- Jerkass: The readers certainly believe so, a significant number of the comments are insults directed towards him, and criticism for abandoning Scootaloo and their son.
- Jerkass Realization: He finally realizes what an idiot he was, and how much her hurt her, but it unfortunately took two deaths for it to happen.
- Karma Houdini: No matter how his parents reacted, he got off very lightly, compared to what Scootaloo’s been through because of (at least partially) him.
- Kid A Nova: Rain Catcher’s stepdad apparently tried to turn him into one.
- Never My Fault: Though he does admit that he made a few mistakes, he blames Scootaloo for it overall, even though he was the one who gave her the idea, saying it would make her "cool", and pressured her into continuing when she had second thoughts at the last minute.
- He does finally admit to his part in it though.
- Not So Different: The Dirty Coward entry above says this, as Scootaloo is not entirely blameless in becoming pregnant, but also points out that she took responsibility for it and is trying to make the best of it, while he is just being a cowardly Jerkass by abandoning her like that.
- That Came Out Wrong: His comment here.
Rain Catcher's mother, an Earth Pony laywer.
- Amoral Attorney: Subverted. In fact, she seems nicer than her son does.
- Back from the Dead: Via Cosmic Retcon
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Is subject to one by the comments, but it seems subverted.
- Killed Off for Real: If THIS strip is anything to go by.
- Which, according to Sandy, shouldn't be the case as she gave a birthday card to Scootaloo one month ago yet was murdered by Pokey Peirce three months ago. Probably a side effect of the bleeding from when Discord Whoove visit the Motherly Scootaloo universe.
Rain Catcher's one remaining friend from before word of Scootaloo's pregnancy got out (incidentally, he was the first of their group to find out about it).
Rain Catcher’s deceased cousin.