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Space Ponies in General
- Always Lawful Good: With two exceptions, the Space Ponies are always good and right; everyone else is either evil or wrong.
- Flat Characters: Mykan believes that personalities don't belong in a race of warriors; in fact, he believes they don't belong, at all. and thinks that characters should have as little characterization as possible so as to not hold back what he considers to be the "cool" parts (his fights and explosions). Because of this, all of his characters can be best described as such: "[Character] is/does [their one personality trait]. That's it."
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Everyone in Unicornicopia dresses up in ridiculous Power Rangers bodysuits.
- Holier Than Thou: They continuously bring up that they are better in every way compared to everyone else.
- Informed Ability:
- They're stated to be superior in intelligence to Equestrians but no character figures out that a metallic creature giving off no life readings and shooting Eye Beams attacking a dam is just a robot until its innards are exposed. The author gives the excuse that they've somehow never encountered robots before yet have heard of them but that only shows how unimaginative Starfleet is; it would be like real people encountering a winged, fire-breathing reptile and not realizing it's a dragon.
- In this blog, the author compares Equestria to Colonial America and Unicornicopia to the distant future. However, Space Ponies have little to no futuristic technology such as teleporters, healing rays and artificial planets and not even a lot of modern technology such as mobile phones, submarines, nukes and automobiles.
- In spite of the Space Ponies' supposed superior strength and speed, said to be able to withstand a kick from Applejack and move faster than Rainbow Dash at her best while walking, they actually had trouble incapacitating Diamond Dogs, which Rarity, in FiM canon, was able to bend to her beck and call, and the other Mane 5 were easily able to handle. It's like the Ewoks thwarting the Empire by comparison. And the kicker? The Diamond Dogs aren't stated to have gotten stronger, not through training or anything. The only explanation for this (according to Word of God) is that "they had strong armor".
- They're described as a warrior race, but when a monster shows up, the first thing most of the populace does is hide behind their force fields and let Lightning's band deal with it.
- Magic Knight: Supposedly, they're very good at using physical and magical abilities in combat.
- Master Race: The Space Ponies and their "god" known as Grand Ruler are seen as this. They have no problem calling others out on how inferior they are to Space Ponies because they live on the ground alone, particularly Equestrian ponies.
- Only Six Faces: They are practically Palette Swaps of each other, with maybe a slightly different hairstyle.
- Petting Zoo People: They're depicted as having humanoid bodies with pony heads stuck on top.
- Rapid Hair Growth: Apparently, Space Ponies' manes and tails can grow back to their usual look within half a day if they're ever damaged.
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Downplayed but still present. They mostly fall into Type I (Alien Nazis) for their belief that they are superior and Type III (Alien Fundamentalists) for their devotion to the Grand Ruler.
- Strong as They Need to Be: They can either be incredibly powerful, or not enough, depending on what the narrative wants at that time. Nine times out of ten, in a fight they'll start out as not strong enough to handle the enemy, only to suddenly become capable of handling the bad guys when they're on the verge of losing.
- Superior Species: They're referred to as being faster, stronger, and more intelligent than their Equestrian counterparts, and when the latter enlist in Starfleet, they're constantly reminded that they'll never be quite as good as the Space Ponies. Not that they actually display this superiority in any meaningful capacity.
- You Are Number 6: Everyone's got a serial number on their chest (cutie marks being another thing that the author either didn't like or understand. Or both).
The Grand Ruler's student, who, unlike other Space Ponies, is unable to use magic.
- Author Avatar: He tends to be one on his bad days.
- Birthday Hater: Due to his fifth one being the day all other members of his race were killed by Serpentari.
- Born Winner: He was born with a Golden Horn similar to the Grand Ruler and is from an extinct species known as the Enticorn.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: To compensate for his lack of magical ability, the Grand Ruler trains him intensively to be physically stronger and faster than the other characters. Somehow, he still finds himself tuckered out by carrying crates and baskets of vegetables.
- Death by Origin Story: His parents.
- Deus ex Machina: The Uniforce.
- Expy: He is basically a male version of Twilight Sparkle, only without her personality and what makes her likeable.
- Finishing Move: His only real contribution to most fights is to end it with the Uniforce/Rainbow Rod/Capture Blaster.
- I Resemble That Remark!: He rudely asks Human!Twilight "What kind of name is 'Twilight Sparkle'?" when his name is 'Lightning Dawn'.
- Informed Ability: He has been stated to be extremely strong yet he never makes a dent on any monsters. Against other ponies, his strength is more or less equal, even getting knocked down by a possessed Cheerilee at one point.
- He also has a hard time lifting things and gets out of shape quite easily in spite of his training with the Grand Ruler. He even passed out during fitness day, a yearly event, all the way back in season 1.
- Jerkass: In Starfleet Humans, he acts particularly unpleasant to nearly everyone in the human world, Human!Celestia and Twilight especially. Even in the main series, he occasionally slips into this by pulling rank in casual conversation.
- Karma Houdini: In Starfleet Humans, despite provoking Celestia into attacking him by insulting her and her dead horse then scalding her face, Lightning never suffers any punishment other than an extremely short-lived suspension.
- Last of His Kind: Is an Enticorn, explaining his lack of magical ability inherent to Space Ponies.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Nearly always his first method of attack.
- The Load: Despite his physical strength, most of the villains use magic and his inability to use magic is quite a liability in battle. Anytime he finishes a battle is with his Uniforce. He grows out of this later on, though, bringing him up to par with the rest.
- Palette Swap: His human form is just a recolored Flash Sentry.
- Shout-Out: His enticorn form is a slightly altered Alien X.
- Shrink Ray: Lightning's "CAPTURE BLASTER" that he gets in season 2 works this way. And yet it still makes the target explode, for some reason...
- Superpowered Evil Side: While his Enticorn powers make him nearly as strong as Celesto, he has a difficult time controlling himself
- Took a Level in Badass: Slightly; the later installments have Lightning actually able to go toe-to-toe with some enemies without instantly getting his hindquarters handed to him. Very necessary, given that his colleagues later gained their own Finishing Moves, which would have made Lightning completely redundant if it weren't for this trope.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, he acts rude and callous towards Principal Celestia after she rightfully calls him out on running wild in the street, causing her to crash her car. Even her simply stating that he shouldn't have been able to drag her vehicle out of the bushes makes him snark at her. Lightning is like this for the rest of the story towards Celestia, even when what she says or does is reasonable.
- Un-Sorcerer: Until he starts wielding the Uniforce. And discovers his Enticorn origins.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: If he gets anything done at all, it's going to be with the Uniforce or (earlier on) the Rainbow Rod.
Grand Ruler Celesto
- Alien Blood: His blood SPARKLES!!!
- Author Avatar: His design is directly lifted from the author's OC cosplay and Word of God even states that he's voiced by him.
- When he came up with the concept for the first time, Celesto was even going to be named Mykan.
- Big Good: As the ruler of United Equestria and leader of Starfleet.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: His cape, mane, tail and even BLOOD sparkle!
- Expy: He is basically a male version of Princess Celestia, only without her personality and what makes her likeable.
- Flat Character: He's the ruler of Unicornicopia/United Equestria. That's about it.
- The Gods Must Be Lazy: Despite being a Physical God in his own right and the ruler of Unicornicopia, he rarely ever contributes when a villain shows up. A particularly notable example is chapter 8 of the original story, where he sees Mysterious spreading nightmares throughout Unicornicopia and knows that Lightning and company would be weakened, yet still leaves it to them instead of stepping in.
- Informed Attribute: He's stated to be stronger than Celestia and yet Twilight in the finale did more damage to Tirek than Celesto could, who supposedly is way stronger already, was supported by an army AND had Celestia and Luna's magic.
- Insistent Terminology: He is referred to as a "Three-Horned Alicorn", rather than a tricorn.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": According to Mykan, Celesto's name is pronounced "CHE-les-tow".
- Manchild: He likes to play hopscotch.
- Manipulative Bastard: How he convinced Twilight it's her fault for getting a family hurt.
- Meaningful Name: The author says he chose "Celesto" because it means "heavenly." It is not a genderfipped version of "Celestia."
- Mundane Made Awesome: For a given measure of "awesome", playing hopscotch to a disco remix of "Pop Goes the Weasel". Here's a visual reference (though not the Grand Ruler; this was created before he made the original fic).
- Parental Substitute: For Lightning. Not that their relationship has any significance on the overall plot.
- Physical God: Or at the very least, a child of one.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Invoked and subverted. While he takes constant care of the ecosystem of Unicornicopia, he does not go into battle when Titan shows up the first time, despite being the only one able to stop him. The author later tried to excuse this by explaining that the Grand Ruler had faith in his prized student, Lightning. Problem is, Lightning can't use magic and the only reason he did not die is that he conveniently discovered he can summon the Uniforce.
- Stellar Name: It means "heavenly".
- The Archer: Wields a bow.
- Death by Origin Story: Her parents.
- Expy: Of Rarity.
- Flat Character: She loves Lightning and astronomy, though the latter only comes up a couple of times.
- Informed Ability: She knows about the stars, but she puts her knowledge to good use only once and she never does any scientific research.
- Jerkass: Acts rude to Rarity.
- Meaningful Name: She likes astronomy, and has a Stellar Name.
- Palette Swap: She is, according to recent videos, just a Rarity clone, but not as shallow as the original. He has tried to cover this up by... slightly darkening her coat, which he feels "ruins the design".
- Satellite Love Interest: We never learn much about her other than her interest in astronomy, which is practically forgotten after her introduction. She doesn't even appear in the author's video of character bios for the fic!
- Stellar Name: It's an elaborate form of "star".
- Two Girls to a Team: With Krysta.
- "I fail to see why you mock
me for the way that I talk.
My entire family speaks in rhyme.
We have been doing so for a very long time."
- Beta Couple: With Fluttershy to Lightning Dawn and Starla Shine.
- Expy: Of Muffy Mouse.
- Family Theme Naming: As it turns out, his entire family has rhyming names. The Odd Name Out is, ironically, Rhymey himself.
- Flat Character: That he rhymes (very poorly) appears to be his primary character trait.
- Informed Ability: It's been stated that he makes great poetry and is a Master Swordsman (he even wields a sword, as seen on his character image). The few works we see, however, are too simple and generic to be called "great" and his only sword move is a special attack.
- Meaningful Name: He... rhymes a lot.
- No, You: After Ace Ray complains about Rhymey's rhyming, Rhymey protests that his rhyming is perfectly natural, capping it off with this couplet.
"There is nothing wrong with what I do.
But I would say something is wrong with you."
- Palette Swap: He's just Fluttershy with a horn, clothing, yellow tail, mane and a different hairstyle. In fact, the Mane Six confuse him for a disguised Fluttershy when he first appears to them.
- Rhymes on a Dime: He rhymes absolutely everything, from ordinary conversations to attack names even to grunts of pain. Unfortunately, they're not good rhymes.
- Art Attacker: Most of his attacks involve paint, and in the original, his primary weapon was a giant paintbrush.
- Flat Character: His character is defined almost entirely by him being an artist, and there's little else to him.
- Informed Attribute: He's supposedly a great artist, but we haven't been told why his artwork is so great beyond "He made a statue".
- Lonely Rich Kid: As revealed in Starfleet Magic IV, painting was Artie's way to express frustration over the fact that his rich parents ignored him.
- Meaningful Name: Unlike the rest of the cast, this trope is averted in Artie's case. Starfleet Magic IV reveals that his real name is Arthur.
- Out of Focus: Artie gets the least focus out of all the main cast, which means he doesn't get to stand out even when compared to the rest of them.
- Simple Staff: His Weapon of Choice was changed to this in the rewrite.
- Death by Origin Story: Not just his parents, but his cousin's parents too.
- Flat Character: His job as a gardener is the source of most, if not all, of his characterization.
- Green Thumb: Invoked to some degree. He is so good, he can even restore dead plants.
- Meaningful Name: He's a gardener, and his name incorporates "bud" and "rose".
- Whip It Good: His Weapon of Choice as seen in the character image.
- "Feeling hungry, this guy doesn't make food, he makes a symphony of sensations that melt in your mouth and sooth your appetite."— From his profile
- Advertised Extra: He was played up as a core member of the team in the initial series, but he only gets a few major appearances. Out of those, he only gets to fight once, and even then, his one fight scene was cut out of the rewrite. He later gets Put on a Bus, only reappearing once in Starfleet Magic III.
- Demoted to Extra: He was a core member of the team in the initial series, was removed for several stories and when reintroduced in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, was a minor character. The Deviant ART remake brings him back, not as a member, but as a recurring background character.
- Flat Character: His profession as a chef is the core of his character.
- Meaningful Name: He deals with food.
- Put on a Bus: He only makes one appearance in the third "season".
- Supreme Chef: His talent, described as follows on his profile.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't play any role in the sequels. According to Word of God that`s because he had no idea how to use him anymore.
Dyno and Myte
- Always Identical Twins: As shown in the image, they're completely identical. They use this to pull Tag Team Twins on Titan in their debut.
- Deus ex Machina: Their debut has them saving Lightning from one of Titan's magic doubles. They're immediately made into major characters right afterward.
- Drop the Hammer: Their primary weapons.
- Expies: Of Mas Y Menos.
- Flat Characters: Their primary character traits revolves around their love of Stuff Blowing Up and peppering their speech with random Spanish words.
- Gratuitous Spanish: One of their main distinguishing traits.
- Punny Name: On "Dynomite", referencing their penchant for Stuff Blowing Up.
- Playing with Fire: They use fire-based attacks.
- Single-Minded Twins: They think alike and often add onto each others' sentences.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Liking to blow stuff up is their other main distinguishing trait.
- "Satisfactory, most satisfactory."
- And to a lesser extent, "(other adjective), most (other adjective)".
- He also had "Well, now who's a fool?" if one of his inventions doesn't work as planned (usually explosively).
- Deus ex Machina: More often than not, Brain just happens to have some sort of gadget that just happens to be perfectly suited for dealing with whatever jam the heroes have gotten themselves into. The biggest example is the rocket ship that the crew uses to escape Unicornicopia's Earth-Shattering Kaboom, which happens to work perfectly despite being completely untested.
- Einstein Hair: His artwork shows him with this hairstyle.
- Flat Character: He invents things and speaks British. There's not a whole lot else to him.
- Fun with Acronyms: He invents a tracking device called TERRIFIC (The Elemental Radar Receptor In Finding Interesting Characters).
- The Load: Not only is Brain poor at fighting, but some of his inventions actually end up being used by the villains.
- Meaningful Name: So the guy named "Brain" happens to be a genius inventor? Probably just a coincidence.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: His speech is peppered with Stock British Phrases and he's shown having a Spot of Tea in his debut.
- The Smart Guy: As Unicornicopia's resident inventor.
- Demoted to Extra: Abra was never a main character to begin with, but his role diminished greatly as the series went on.
- Expy: Of Waldo the Magnificent.
- Flat Character: He's a magician, and his character is not very well elaborated on beyond that.
- Informed Attribute: It's hard to pin him as the great magician he's described as, given that everyone in Unicornicopia (barring Lightning Dawn) can use magic and Abra's magic is mainly of the stage variety.
- Spear Counterpart: Is basically a male Trixie Lulamoon.
- Stage Magician: His shtick is that he does magic shows. As in, the sleight of hand variety.
- Starving Artist: One chapter in the original story has Abra falling on hard times, due to Titan's minions crashing his shows and Abra not having the heart to ask for money in his street performances.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She seems to have disappeared completely after the first story. Explained in the Deviant ART version that she retired after the end of Season 1.
- Conflict Ball: Grabs it in Episode 10, where she objects to the preparations for the party welcoming Grand Ruler's annual visit for no particular reasonnote despite having participated in preparing something similar for the arrival of Lightning Dawn. It doesn't help that the conflict ultimately doesn't lead anywhere, since Titan and his minions proceed to crash the party and hijack the plot.
- Expy: Of Dimitria from Power Rangers Turbo. Appearance-wise, she is to Mayor Mare what Starla is to Rarity.
- Figure It Out Yourself: Her shtick. All she can do is talk in questions, which gets redundant when she starts talking like that even in regular conversation.
- Flat Character: Her personality is not very elaborated upon beyond her tendency to speak in questions.
- Shout-Out: Named after the species/homeworld of a Power Ranger mentor.
- Verbal Tic: She talks entirely in questions.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She doesn't play any role in the sequels. According to Word of God that`s because he had no idea how to use her anymore.
Dr. Penny Sisi Sillion
- Expy: Of Nurse Redheart.
- Flat Character: Her role as a doctor is her primary contribution to the story, and she isn't much elaborated on beyond that.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Downplayed. Normally, she's perfectly benign, but it takes a certain kind of doctor to prescribe Mind Rape as a cure for mental issues. Also falls into this for an episode of Season 2 due to changeling possession.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on penicillin. Her middle name is a pun on "CC" (cubic centimeter, a frequently-used unit of measurement for medicines).
- Super Doc: She's apparently a general practitioner that's also a psychologist and a surgeon, and is technically inclined enough to build a machine that can influence/read memories.
- Advertised Extra: She's apparently important enough to get her own bio, yet she seldom makes appearances in the fic.
- Bit Character: She's basically a Recurring Extra with a name, only showing up for one or two lines of dialogue in each appearance.
- The Captain: Of the royal guard.
- Flat Character: That she's the captain of the royal guard is her primary character trait, and she's not well explored beyond that. Being a Bit Character doesn't help in this regard.
- Expy: Of Jeff Hyslop from Today's Special, right down to the Kryptonite Factor and having to use a wish to save his friend instead of making himself become a real pony. The only real difference is that Goldwin is a statue brought to life by a magic mask, rather than a mannequin brought to life by a magic hat.
- Flat Character: He wants to become a real pony and experience the outside world. That's pretty much the entirety of his character.
- Living Statue: He's a statue unintentionally brought to life by Abra's magic.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: He wants to become a real pony instead of an animate statue.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Particularly in his debut season, where any episode with Goldwin centers around him even at the expense of having little to do with the rest of the plot.
- Too Dumb to Live: Despite knowing full well that removing his mask causes him to become a lifeless statue, he often ends up doing it anyway. Fortunately, he's surrounded by ponies to revive him if that happens.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's kept alive by Abra's enchanted mask, so if the mask is removed, he becomes an inert statue. He's also, for less well-defined reasons, unable to leave the grounds of Canterlot Palace.
- The Alcatraz: She serves as the warden for one of Starfleet's prison planets.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Falls victim to this at the hands of the changelings. Lightning Dawn and Twilight have to snap her out of it.
- The Bus Came Back: Despite being a high-ranking Starfleet member and being only the 3rd character shown to be able to use the Uniforce, she is only mentioned once in passing after her one appearance in II. After a long absence, Cerise makes another appearance at the beginning of VI.
- Deus ex Machina: Zigzagged. While she can use the Uniforce and did use it to save the day in her first appearance, she's generally the one that needs help.
- Flat Character: Her role as a prison warden serves as the primary core for her characterization.
- Identical Stranger: Described as being very similar to Cadance.
- Sudden Name Change: First appears under the name Cerise Wonder, but her second appearance uses Cerise Magenta.
- Wardens Are Evil: Downplayed; while she's not a villain, Cerise and her guards are shown being downright abusive to their prisoners.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being acknowledged as a powerful Starfleet officer in charge of a Penal Colony and able to use the Uniforce to boot, both of Cerise's appearances so far have her needing to be bailed out of trouble by the main cast.
- Death by Origin Story: Her parents are dead so her cousin Buddy Rose takes care of her.
- Flat Character: She doesn't have much characterization beyond being Buddy's cousin.
- Only Sane Man: Occasionally presented as this for the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
- Sixth Ranger: She eventually joins up with the CMC. Even though she denounced Cutie Marks as "silly" in front of the entire class.
Castor and Leilani (Unmarked spoilers for Starfleet Magic IV)
- Deus ex Machina: Future Castor and Leilani are pretty much a pair of Deus ex Machina dispensers on legs. Enemies show up that Starfleet's current powers and gear can't handle? They grant the Mega Modes. Celestia dying of poison? They have the antidote. Starfleet needs a way to get to the future safely? You guessed it.
- Dream Weaver: They speak to Cadance in her dreams, convincing her that she's a curse to everyone around her so that she can run away and thus allow her to gain the Silent Ninja powers.
- Flat Characters: They're the children of Celesto and Celestia, and that's pretty much all you need to know about them. Their future selves are defined by their goal of preventing the Bad Future, and their personalities aren't elaborated on.
- Future Badass: They're part of the resistance holding back the Dark King in the Bad Future.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Their justification for giving Cadance bad dreams.
- Meaningful Names: Supposedly, their names both mean "heavenly" like their parents. Castor's name has a secondary, darker meaning to it: in the myth of the twins Castor and Pollux, Castor is the one that dies.
- Mysterious Stranger: Both of their future selves are introduced as these and remain that way for most of Starfleet Magic IV, preferring to stay on the sidelines to hide from the Dark King's minions.
- No Body Left Behind: Future Castor gets vaporized by the Dark King.
- Ret Gone: Once the Dark King is defeated, the Bad Future is averted, and thus the future Leilani ceases to exist.
- Terminator Twosome: The future twins traveled back in time to stop the Dark King's minions from altering the past to their benefit.
- Twin Telepathy: Future Castor and Leilani can communicate to each other through telepathy to avoid being overheard.
- Walking Spoiler: The identity of the Mysterious Strangers is set up as a plot twist.
Equestrians in General
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: If, and when, an Equestrian decides to speak out against, or disagree with, any of Starfleet's philosophies, this is how they're presented.
- Distress Ball: They lose all competence in the fic, meaning that Starfleet usually has to do all the work.
- Flanderization: Because of the author's inability to understand that characters can (and should) have more than one personality trait, every single character becomes a Flat Character defined by only one trait.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: They're all made far less competent than in the source material just to make Starfleet look better by comparison.
- Chickification: In canon, she's a competent and wise ruler. In here, she clings to the Distress Ball with a firm grip and runs with it.
- Flat Character: Aside from her love on the Grand Ruler, she has very little in the way of characterization.
- Satellite Love Interest: To Grand Ruler.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Celestia, like Starfleet, blames Twilight Sparkle for her own death even though she tried to save her.
“It is not your fault, Lightning. Twilight was the one who did wrong. She was told more than enough times not to go after Raven, not knowing how powerful she really was. We all knew how high the risks were.”
- Winged Unicorn: As an alicorn, she has wings and a horn.
- Brought Down to Normal: She gets her wings destroyed by Nightmare Moon for no established reason whatsoever. She got better between seasons 2 and 3.
- Chickification: She is a fairly competent leader and mage in canon, but here she's stuck playing second fiddle to Lightning Dawn until the day she dies.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Lightning's arms.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: She gets run through by Raven's claws, at least according to the latter's bio. In the fic, she's run through by a shot through the heart and winds up exploding.
- Flat Character: Her belief in The Power of Friendship was the only major source of characterization.
- Killed Off for Real: In "season" three, courtesy of Raven.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: In case the rest of these entries didn't tip you off, season 3 inflicted her with a fatal case of death.
- Leeroy Jenkins: On occasion, including the one that gets her killed. Clearly she's been learning from Lightning.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's still a princess and was the only one willing to do anything against Raven, which wound up resulting in her death.
- Spirit Advisor: Twilight becomes one to Lightning after her death.
- Walking Spoiler: Well yeah, it's kind of hard not to spoil a dead pony, especially the leader of the Mane Six.
- Flanderization: Her only personality trait in this story is her accent.
- Flat Character: She has very little character beyond having a southern accent and talking in really bad countryisms.
- Talks Like a Simile: A canon quality she kind of retains. As in, she can never come up with one that actually makes sense.
- Flanderization: She's only defined by her love of fashion. She is portrayed as constantly forcing makeovers on those who don't want them, being rather more self-centered and materialistic, and whining quite a bit. As well, while Rarity in the source material could be a Drama Queen at times (and could she ever), here she tends to overreact to everything.
- Flat Character: She's melodramatic and obsessed with fashion. That's all the personality she gets.
- The Magic Touch: In one part of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II, she essentially gets the Midas Touch. Anyone who's heard of King Midas should know where this is going.
- Winged Unicorn: She gets wings somewhere down the line.
- Flanderization: She is portrayed as being so annoying that even her friends groan at her. She's also shown to be a bit of a crybaby.
- Flat Character: Take one of the one-dimensional Pinkie clones from "Too Many Pinkie Pies" and you've got a pretty good representation of Pinkie in this story.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: In canon, Pinkie Pie is something of a Genius Ditz. Here, she loses the "genius" part of the equation to Flanderization.
- Woman Child: Due to losing her Hidden Depths.
- Beta Couple: With Rhymey to Lightning Dawn and Starla Shine.
- Flat Character: She's shy and loves animals and Rhymey. That's all there is to her portrayal here.
- Friend to All Living Things: One of the few canon qualities she still has.
- Ruptured Appendix: This is why she has a Sick Episode and is nearly killed by a changeling in the hospital, even though ponies don't have appendixes.
- Shrinking Violet: Another canon trait she still has, although it's subject to Flanderization.
- Sick Episode: When she comes down with appendicitis.
- Flanderization: While Rainbow Dash wasn't exactly the most well-read pony, here she's reduced to little more than Dumb Muscle. Her dream of joining the Wonderbolts is also subject to this; here, she's willing to simply wish herself to the top, while in canon, Rainbow tries to get in solely through her own effort and would sooner give up on them than betray her own ideals.
- Flat Character: She always rushes into conflict without thinking things through. There are no other character traits to be found for her.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Even worse than Lightning in this regard.
- Cain and Abel: With his long-lost sister. Spike is naturally the Abel.
- Deus ex Machina: His Majestic Dragon form. It's incredibly powerful, but Spike cannot call on it at will and it only manifests whenever he and/or his friends are in dire peril, and even then only when the plot demands it.
- Dragon Knight: His Super Mode, natch.
- Flat Character: He's Twilight's former assistant, loves Rarity, and is the Dragon Knight. As such, he's defined primarily by what he does rather than his character traits, of which there are almost none.
- In the Blood: His father was the previous Dragon Knight.
- Legacy Character: He takes on the mantle of the Dragon Knight, inheriting the powers of the previous one.
- The Load: He thought of himself as this, up until he Took a Level in Badass.
- Magic Knight: As the Dragon Knight.
- Took a Level in Badass: Unlike the other MLP characters who are flanderized to one-note caricatures, Spike at the very least gets to transform into the Dragon Knight. He later takes a second one, allowing him to transform into the Majestic Dragon.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His ability to transform into the Dragon Knight is tied to his confidence, meaning that the transformation is dependent entirely on his mood. This puts him out of the fight for most of season 4 due to him constantly angsting about Rarity's crush on Thunder Cloud.
- Bad Dreams: As a result of having to kill her own brother.
- Break the Cutie: So, so much, starting with Fratello and going downhill from there.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Fratello's Cain. Unlike the Trope Namers, she ends up having to kill him rather than the other way around.
- The Chew Toy: Let's see... She has to kill her own brother, then watch him die two more times just because, gets gaslit by mysterious voices in her subsequent nightmares, loses her husband to the Insectos, suffers a miscarriage and is rendered infertile by said husband due to him being Brainwashed and Crazy... Yeah, the amount of abuse heaped on her throughout the story is staggering.
- Distress Ball: Probably more so than the other princesses.
- Flat Character: The story gives her new things to angst about on a regular basis, and not much else.
- Gratuitous Ninja: She gets a Super Mode as the Silent Ninja... just because.
- Imperiled in Pregnancy: Which eventually results in her Convenient Miscarriage.
- Mummies at the Dinner Table: Keeps the corpse of her stillborn colt around for 9 chapters. Decomposition is not an issue apparently.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He spends much of Season 5 this way, due to being Mind Raped by the Insectos.
- Demonic Possession: By the spirit of Insecto General Saber, due to Pinsar putting Saber's mask on him.
- Flat Character: He's Cadance's husband, who later gets brainwashed by Insectos. That's basically it.
- Mask of Power: The Mask of Saber, used to brainwash him and channel the power of General Saber. After the brainwashing is undone, he gets to keep the mask and powers.
- Brainwashed: To like Starfleet and feel sorry for attacking his sister in the original version. In the updated version, he's "merely" sent to an insane asylum instead.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Skye.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: He falls into this, as well as Strawman Has a Point. He gets kicked off the Wonderbolts for complaining about Starfleet, and is portrayed as a loser who lounges around the house all day - even his own sister disagrees with him and has little sympathy. He ultimately ends up getting arrested after threatening to kill his sister in a fit of rage, and (in the original version) is brainwashed to like Starfleet. However, he comes off as more accurate than the author intended regarding Starfleet's flaws and failures.
- Flanderization: In his first appearance, he does hate Starfleet, but has other priorities such as his sister. By the time of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, all he does is rant about his hatred of Starfleet and hates his sister.
- I'll Kill You!: Says this to Skye after she declares him to be as bad as the evil they face, which results in him being officially declared a criminal, beaten and arrested.
- Informed Attribute: Is stated to be insane in the rewritten version, but there is little to suggest that this is the case.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After essentially being brainwashed in the original version, he reacts this way to memories of his past actions.
- Put on a Bus to Hell: In the rewritten version, he's last seen strapped down in an asylum.
- Rage Within the Machine: One of the only Equestrian ponies who isn't completely wowed by Starfleet. Quite the opposite, really.
- This Loser Is You: Is presented as an overweight ex-Wonderbolt who got kicked off for badmouthing Starfleet, and used as a strawman who makes complaints about them that exist to be completely shut down by the heroes. And as you can see above, more people agreed with Ace Ray than disagreed.
- Ungrateful Bastard: What we're meant to think of him as.
- Would Hit a Girl: Beats up his own sister while threatening to kill her.
- The Cracker: He successfully breaks into the main computer system of one of Starfleet's prisons.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Whenever he tries to complain about Starfleet, everyone around him starts shooting him down.
- Expy: Much like Dusk Shine and a few other antagonists, he's an expy of one of the many detractors that DARED to question Word of God. The detractor in this case is brassboy212, a lesser known member of the brony community, an up-and-coming Fan Fic writer and former Mykan supporter. After several chats between the two involving Brassboy calling out Starfleet on their borderline fascist ways, Mykan created this character in response. After reading about this new character, Brassboy stated comically in a skype chat among his friends "I don't know whether to feel honored, offended, or both." Considering the connection between the two, Brass Bolt's name might also qualify as a Meaningful Name.
- Only Sane Man: Amusingly, he could be considered a rare accidental deconstruction of this trope. Though he is supposed to be seen as an obnoxious jerkass, the fact is, every criticism he says about Starfleet is very accurate. However, the fact that no one, not even other Equestrians, takes him seriously and treats him like an annoyance or just a joke, always taking the side of Starfleet and outright saying, to his face, that Lightning Dawn would be in the right for arresting him or kicking his ass, while also being socially isolated for his attitude and views on Starfleet, even by his co-workers... suddenly, him having a hallucination of Lightning Dawn mocking him, along with several other Space Ponies, makes a startling amount of sense.
- Put on a Bus to Hell: He gets arrested by Starfleet and dragged off to an unknown fate.
- Rage Within the Machine: Hates Starfleet with a passion. He could almost be the protagonist of a story in a Dystopia setting.
"Some day, the truth is going to come out, and people will see you freaks for what you really are!"
- Sanity Slippage: Undergoes this after having been mocked for his views on Starfleet one too many times.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Ace Ray, of all people.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He only meant to release some of the prisoners to show Starfleet up. Instead, he ended up releasing all of them, setting many of their enemies loose.
- Butt-Monkey: An entire chapter is dedicated to her getting constantly wet in the fight with a water monster.
- Captain Obvious: Upon meeting Rhymey, a character who speaks entirely in rhyme, she remarks "Wow, he sure does love rhyming." Not long after, she wanders into a restaurant and remarks upon how hungry everybody is.
- Demoted to Extra: She is acknowledged maybe once or twice in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III despite being the main character's best friend. However, she does get a few more appearances later on.
- Dumb Blonde: Most likely unintentional, but she certainly does come off as one.
- Expy: Is named after the main character of Ferngully and appearance-wise is pretty much Fluttershy with her mane and coat color swapped, and in human form.
- Fairy Companion: For Lightning. Named after a certain other animated fairy.
- Flat Character: She's Lightning's Fairy Companion and later the queen of fairies, and that's basically all the characterization she gets as she lacks actual character.
- Identity Amnesia: Krysta isn't even her full name, just the partial fragment she remembers. She's Queen Krystalline of the world of Luminous.
- Jerkass: Is rude to Twilight for having the audacity to think that someone should not kill all of their enemies.
- The Load: She's more of a hindrance to the others than anything, since she can't contribute well to fights and often ends up as a bargaining chip for the villains to use against the heroes.
- Magic Knight: Supposedly, she can combine magical and physical ability in combat.
- Super Strength: The narration in her introductory episode states she can lift 3,000 times her own weight. She rarely ever uses this strength. In Starfleet Humans, she demonstrates this by dropping a huge boulder onto a hostile dragon's head.
- Teleporters and Transporters: When she reclaims her position among the fairies, Krysta learns to use the teleportation magic inherent to her species.
- Too Dumb to Live: Decides to follow a strange orb of light with the voice of the bad guy, promising her to tell her where she comes from.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Starla are this to Starfleet.
- What the Hell, Hero?: When Twilight expresses qualms about killing Starfleet's enemies. Because being uncertain that you should kill all of your enemies is definitely a trait that should be called out on.
Krysta: "Twilight, I like you, but… sometimes I think you really need to wake up and stop kidding yourself."
- Flat Character: The only time he shows any real character traits is for one chapter as a rebellious teen, which is promptly dropped afterwards.
- Remember the New Guy: He is Krysta's adopted son, who suddenly appears with no foreshadowing in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II, Episode 1. When asked about why he suddenly appears, Mykan answered "New characters get thrown in all the time (everyone knows that)".
Human Mykan Stevens
The protagonist of Human in United Equestria.
- Author Avatar: Is named for the author, and whenever he shows up, the narration shifts to his first-person perspective for no real reason; no other character in the series gets this treatment. However, Dakari-King Mykan insists that despite sharing a name and a "voice", Stevens' personality is completely different from his.
- Fish out of Water: A normal human stuck in United Equestria.
- Flat Character: His intelligence is his primary character trait, and there's not much more to him.
- Sixth Ranger: Eventually joins up with Starfleet.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Similarly to Sonichu, Mykan has been stealing the spotlight out from under Lightning Dawn, but not (yet) to Demoted to Extra levels. Additionally, his Equestrian counterpart is being played up as a major recurring character in VI.
- Teen Genius: Is an astronaut working under NASA... at 18 years old.
Pony Mykan Stevens
- Arch-Enemy: Of Windy Bag, with their conflict driving the largest story arc in Starfleet Magic VI.
- Author Avatar: As with his human counterpart, he's named for the author. Funnily enough, he even shares some of his more infamous tendencies.
- Expy: If you've seen any of Mykan's "punishment fics" starring Davis Motomiya or Beast Boy, then you can tell he's pretty much this to them.
- Hates Everyone Equally: He believes that absolutely no one is trustworthy beyond himself, and as such goes to extreme measures to make sure that they stay away from him.
- Jerkass: He is completely ungrateful and abrasive to people who want to help him.
- Leave Me Alone!: He takes great measures to cut himself off from the rest of the world and refuses to tell anyone about his troubles, even resorting to eating out of garbage cans.
- Ungrateful Bastard: So much. Even though Starfleet attempts to help him, he never responds favorably and tries his level best to get them off his back.
- Fiction 500: A retired millionaire astronaut rich enough to own a high school and a good chunk of Mystic Island.
- Flat Character: He's a retired astronaut who owns most of the land where Starfleet Humans takes place and doesn't have much character beyond that.
- Parental Substitute: He's this to a number of the Starfleet ponies' human counterparts.
- Retirony: Starpops has him being pulled out of retirement to help with repairs aboard the International Space Station. He ends up drifting into space and almost suffocating, but is saved by a newly-empowered Celestia along with Spike's Majestic Dragon.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He allows Lightning Dawn to enter Canterlot High despite possessing no personal records by... well, owning the place. He does this again when he bails Celestia out of prison, and again when lifting Lightning's suspension.
Human Starla Shine
Human Buddy Rose
Human Dyno and Mite
- Adaptational Jerkass: To the point where she bears almost no resemblance to her canon self; never has it been hinted that the canon Celestia was ever this disagreeable.
- Flat Character: Her love for Celesto Grandruler is her primary character trait. That, and being irritable for her first few appearances.
- Freudian Excuse: Celestia's ill temper is a result of the death of her prized racehorse.
- Informed Attribute: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, Principal Celestia is stated to have become tyrannical following the death of her pet horse, Bud, but she is never seen stepping out of line, imposing harsh rules or unfairly punishing anyone.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, the only times we see her miffed or angry are when she's justified in doing so, such as when she's told to allow Lightning Dawn to attend her school despite possessing no records of any kind.
- Never a Self-Made Woman: She was given the job of teacher from Celesto.
- Rage Breaking Point: When Lightning insults her dead horse, she snaps and physically attacks him.
- Satellite Love Interest: To Celesto Grandruler.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In Starpops, she becomes much nicer compared to herself in the first Starfleet Humans.
- Flat Character: She used to be evil, now she's good. She also likes Artie. There's not a whole lot else to her.
- Heel–Face Turn: Due to the first Equestria Girls film still taking place in this continuity, Sunset Shimmer still receives one of these. This also makes her one of the only characters to pull one off without dying or being Put on a Bus immediately afterwards.
Human Twilight Sparkle
- Flat Character: She has very little personality to set her apart from the background.
- Flat Character: The only thing setting her apart from the rest is that she has a southern accent.
- Flat Character: She loves making dresses and is melodramatic.
Human Pinkie Pie
- Flat Character: She acts like a child.
- Flat Character: She's shy and loves animals and Rhymey.
Human Rainbow Dash
Spike The Dog
Villains in General
- Always Chaotic Evil: Entire species are labelled as irredeemably evil and must be killed.
- Generic Doomsday Villains: They lack any depth beyond being evil and mainly exist to give Starfleet something to fight.
- Informed Flaw: The only proof that a villains' entire species is Always Chaotic Evil is the word of Starfleet.
The initial main antagonist.
- Author Avatar: Theorized by some to be a personification of the author's hatred of Friendship is Magic.
- Back from the Dead: Suddenly returns in the Season 1 finale and returns again in The Movie.
- Big Bad: The main villain in the original story.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He introduces himself as Emperor of Chaos and Nightmares, but most of the time does nothing besides gloat on his throne.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He got his face disfigured in his past and got shunned by everyone for his hideous looks afterwards. Years later, he kills his entire species and starts to destroy parts of the multiverse for no other reason, than that it is fun.
- Evil Sorcerer: He's a Generic Doomsday Villain and can use magic.
- Expy: Of Wiseman and No-Heart.
- Flat Character: He's evil and there's not much more to him than that.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He has all power and wants to destroy Unicornicopia just so he can spread chaos and destruction over reality, just because. His dialogue is dripping in clichés and there is nothing unique about his appearance at all. Being Stupid Evil and going with the first Saturday morning cartoon plot his minions come up with doesn't help matters.
- I Want Them Alive: He insists on taking Lightning Dawn alive to drain his power.
- Informed Ability: Is called the Emperor of Nightmares and an unstoppable evil... but then gets blown up multiple times in his premiere fanfic alone.
- Multiversal Conqueror: According to Word of God, he's got a number of prior victories under his belt, not that he shows it duting the story.
- Obviously Evil: Just take a look at his character portrait. Dark-colored cloak with face-concealing hood, glowing red eyes, huge shoulder pads with spikes on them... Is there any part of his appearance that doesn't scream "blatant villain"?
- Orcus on His Throne: He doesn't really do much himself, preferring to let his minions handle the dirty work most of the time.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At least till he breaks out from his dimensional prison.
- Self-Made Orphan: He killed his father for more power.
- Not anymore. While it is possible he still killed his family, after the rewrite, he just simply killed his entire planet.
- Unexplained Recovery:
- After being blown up halfway through the story.
- Later, it turns out he survived getting THROWN INTO THE SUN and becomes the Big Bad of The Movie.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He insists on keeping Lightning Dawn alive so he can take his powers. However, Lightning is also the only one who can stop him in the first place...
Mysterious, Dementia, and Rep-Stallion
Titan's minions, and the main cause of the attacks on the heroes in the first story.
- An Ice Person: Some of Dementia's attacks invoke this.
- The Brute: Rep-Stallion.
- The Dark Chick: Dementia.
- Flat Characters: Mysterious is evil and a shadow. Rep-Stallion is evil and stupid. Dementia is evil and obsessed with her appearance.
- Informed Attribute: The narration would have readers believe they don't have hearts. Their ability to feel jealousy, rage and desire has readers believing otherwise.
- Licking the Blade: Rep-Stallion sometimes licks his scythe.
- Living Shadow: Mysterious.
- Made of Evil: They're labelled as supposedly heartless constructs of evil magic and graveyard soil, giving Starfleet an in-universe justification for killing them on the basis that they can't be redeemed.
- Palette Swap: Dementia is just a recolored Starla, who in turn is just a slightly edited Rarity. Yes, a palette swap of another palette swap.
- Shock and Awe: Rep-Stallion's power.
- Shout-Out: Most of their attack names come from the PS2 video game Orphen: Scion of Sorcery.
- Sinister Scythe: Rep-Stallion's weapon.
- The Smurfette Principle: Dementia is the only female member of Titan and his minions.
- Super Smoke: Smoke of Pain, one of Mysterious's powers.
- Terrible Trio: As Piccolo would tell you; pretty one (Dementia), stupid one (Rep-Stallion), one with weird powers (Mysterious).
- Vain Sorceress: Dementia's obsession with her looks is her defining trait.
- Vanity Is Feminine: Dementia, the token female member, is completely obsessed with her appearance.
- Villain Team-Up: With Nightmare Moon.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Because he is a Living Shadow, Mysterious gets hurt by standing in any form of light.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: They are artificial beings and considered not worth rescuing by the heroes when the reality they fought in starts to collapse around them and they are too weak to escape.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In one chapter, Rep-Stallion is ready to deliver the killing blow towards Lightning, when Titan calls him back for no reason at all. If he had just given him five more seconds, the hero would have been dead. Titan later explains that this is because he wants Lightning alive so he can take his powers. Not exactly the smartest plan when Lightning is the only one who is able to defeat him and he's conquered worlds without the Uniforce before. Come two episodes later, and Titan is destroyed.
- Emergency Transformation: Both incarnations of the character had to undergo one due to injuries sustained from Titan.
- Gender Flip: Male in the original, female in the remake.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Serpent-Tyrant in the original was Titan's father.
- Meaningful Name: Perhaps coincidentally, "Serpentari" is Catalan for "Ophiucus", a zodiacal constellation of the northern summer said to depict a man (Asclepius) holding a serpent.
- Snakes Are Sinister: A large snake that desires to do evil things with the Rainbow/Star Stones.
- Sudden Name Change: Was Serpent-Terror or Serpent-Tyrant in the original.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He gains a deep voice after being brainwashed by Titan.
- Flat Character: He's evil and unlike in the show he doesn't get a Heel–Face Turn and so no Character Development to speak of. Also, any character he had in the first place is stripped away by Titan's brainwashing.
- Hijacked by Ganon: He gets brainwashed into subservience by Titan.
- Killed Off for Real: Celestia blasts him into the crumbling Unicornicopia, and he dies in the ensuing explosion.
- Starfish Aliens: In the Starfleet continuity, the Draconequus are aliens.
- Villain Decay: Reduced to a brainwashed monster henchman of Big Bad Titan near the end of the story and loses his reality warping abilities. To add insult to injury, he gets killed by Celestia.
- Big Bad: Of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II.
- Flat Character: Her character isn't well explored beyond her role as a villain.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: It isn't until literally just before the end of II that she's treated as anything other than being evil for the sake of evil.
- Heel–Face Turn: Supposedly, at the very end of II. Not that anything actually comes of it, since she's never heard from again starting from the very next paragraph.
- Villain Decay: From a queen with a relatively benign relationship with her subjects working to keep them fed to a Generic Doomsday Villain who sits back to let her minions do all the work, keeps the fruits of their labor for herself, and embraces We Have Reserves.
- We Have Reserves: She finds out about the disadvantage of this mentality the hard way. Namely, when said reserves run out.
The Changeling Captain (All spoilers unmarked)
- Back from the Dead: Fratello's ghost joins back with his replacement robot body.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: His name is Italian for "My Dear Big Brother", but in common usage, Italians use either the formal term "fratello maggiore" or the informal, affectionate "fratellone". "Grande fratello", the term used in his name, only ever refers to one specific Big Brother.
- The Chew Toy: To list the stuff he's been put through: before the events of Starfleet Magic II, he fights off a horde of alien Killer Robots, only to be assimilated into their ranks and presumed dead. He comes back as a treacherous minion of Chrysalis, and while he succeeds in backstabbing her, Chrysalis later returns the favor by essentially brainwashing him and making him her bitch, and he gets killed by Cadance a short time later. Then in Starfleet Magic III, Twilight channels his spirit into a makeshift body, but she dies in only a few chapters, breaking the spell and effectively killing him a second time. The robotic look-alike of Fratello made by Brain doesn't fare much better; its first appearance has it being reprogrammed to assassinate Celestia, and it's later destroyed when Frost-Eye freezes United Equestria over due to being unable to withstand the extreme cold. Fratello's spirit then possesses the robot's remains, bringing him back to life again only to be destroyed by King Sombra during the finale, finally killing him off for good.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He fended off a robot invasion by donning the robots' own equipment and turning it on them. However, this caused the robots' programming to infect his mind, effectively turning him into one of them.
- Expy: Of Frax
- Flat Character: He's evil, but used to be good and was Cadance's brother. That's it as far as character traits go.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Slips into this on the occasions that Fratello resurfaces.
- Informed Attribute: He is repeatedly stated to not have feelings due to being a robot yet he is clearly seen being angry and even remorseful over the course of the season.
- Meaningful Name: His full name is Italian (or, more precisely, an Italian "Blind Idiot" Translation) for "My Dear Big Brother".
- Obvious Judas: It really shouldn't even be a spoiler that he's not actually loyal to Queen Chrysalis.
- Overly Long Name: Il Mio Caro Grande Fratello. Now that's a mouthful.
- Remember the New Guy: Turns out the second main antagonist of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II is Cadance's brother Fratello, who we never heard of before.
- Replacement Goldfish: After Fratello's death, Brain builds a replacement Fratello in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III.
- The Starscream: He is a cyborg only pretending to be a changeling who wants to take over Equestria with his robot army. Not that he's terribly subtle about it.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of what we know about him is set up as a major plot twist, starting from the fact that he's not actually a Changeling.
- Affably Evil: Distraught has no problem holding parties and serving ice cream to the very same ponies that he plans on destroying.
- Flat Character: Wanting to avenge his father is the crux of his character and there's not much more to him than that.
- Heel–Face Turn: Supposedly, at the very end of Starfleet Magic: The Movie. Not that anything actually comes of it, since he's never heard from again.
- Palette Swap: He's very clearly a recolored Discord.
- You Killed My Father: And in this case, his father is Discord.
- Blood Knight: The closest she gets to an actual character trait, given that we don't get a reason why she is one and it only lasts for one chapter before she goes back to being a generic minion.
- The Dragon: King Sombra's loyal right-hand pony. She also lasts the longest out of his minions.
- Flat Character: She is the most extreme example of a flat character. While other characters at least have a backstory and one character trait, she has neither.
- Green Thumb: With a helping of Poisonous Person.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Finished off by being run through with her own weapon.
- Prongs of Poseidon: The Doom Trident.
- And I Must Scream: He was frozen solid in an ice cavern for a hundred years by Princess Celestia for being a prankster and having the mere notion of bringing about eternal winter, and he was implied to be conscious for all of it. He's last seen being trapped in the same cave by Lightning, who collapses the entrance and seals it using the Uniforce to make sure that Frosteye doesn't get out for a very long time.
- An Ice Person: As his name suggests, he mainly uses ice powers to fight.
- Dumb Muscle: Granted, none of the villains here are exactly The Chessmaster or even Genius Bruisers, but Frost-Eye still stands out for being derided as this by his fellows.
- Flat Character: He has ice powers and is kind of stupid and isn't given much character beyond that.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: His colleagues don't exactly think very highly of him.
- Human Popsicle: He had been trapped in a frozen cavern for a century by Princess Celestia due to being a mocker.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He comes chillingly close to bringing about The End of the World as We Know It via freezing it over, and probably would have succeeded if he didn't feel the need to show up to gloat in front of Starfleet.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: Can transform his right arm into an ice lance.
- And I Must Scream: The story implies that she and Royce can reverse the spell that Royce used to turn them into stone when they feel it's safe to come out, which in turn implies that they have some degree of awareness while petrified.
- Anti-Villain: One of the few characters to go beyond 1 trait. Though affiliated with Sombra, she has higher morals than her allies.
- Flat Character: She loves Royce and has more morals than her allies, but is rarely explored in any depth.
- High-Heel–Face Turn: The only one of Sombra's minions to undergo one, but it doesn't last long...
- Love Makes You Evil: Turned to evil because her boyfriend Royce left her.
- Love Redeems: Royce's love for her ultimately triggers her Heel–Face Turn.
- Sword Beam: The Blade Blaster.
- Taken for Granite: Her fate, along with Royce.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Happens in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, Episode 11, where she is called away by Sombra when she is about to kill Royce and Pinkie Pie, though at least there's a reasonable explanation (She already got the Crystal Heart Sombra told her to get).
- Blood Knight: Was born with no knowledge of his family or world, so his life became all about fighting and searching for a worthy opponent. His Blood Knight tendencies eventually led to him betraying Sombra.
- Evil Counterpart: Set up as one for Lightning. Both are powerful beings who lost their family and world at a young age, but while Lightning was taken in by Grand Ruler and taught to use his powers to defend others, Harkin had no such luck and ended up as a nihilistic fighting machine.
- Flat Character: His desire to fight strong opponents serves as the basis of his entire character.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: His signature move, Red Rays. Also counts as a Hand Blast.
- A Good Way to Die: To him, being bested by an Enticorn - namely, Lightning - counts as this.
- Magic Knight: He has shades of this.
- Megaton Punch: Harkin's Fists of Fury attack.
- Villain Team-Up: In Episode 16 of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, he and Raven team up.
- Worthy Opponent: Harkin sees Lightning as one.
- Crusading Widow: A villainous example, in that her motivation for going after Celestia is to avenge the death of her husband (who was killed in an accident involving her).
- Expy: She is named and based off the Teen Titans character.
- Flat Character: She wants to avenge the death of her husband and lacks any depth beyond that.
- Good Powers, Bad People: Wields the Uniforce despite being a villain.
- Hero Killer: Ultimately the one to kill Twilight Sparkle.
- Lone Wolf Boss: She isn't affiliated with Sombra, targeting Celestia of her own accord.
- One-Winged Angel: Not of her own accord, though - she's transformed into yet another giant monster by Melantha.
- Poisoned Weapons: During her fight against Celestia, Raven coated her own hands in a poison that entered Celestia's body during the fight and slowly wears her down over the course of the next season.
- Shout-Out: She's just a ponified version of the character with the same name from Teen Titans.
- Unknown Rival: To Celestia. That is, until she kills Twilight Sparkle.
- Villain Team-Up: In Episode 16 of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, she and Harkin team up.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Notably, she actually does try to just shoot Celestia with a crossbow. It doesn't work, but it still stands out among villains plagued with Complexity Addiction. Ultimately still falls victim to this during her final confrontation with Celestia as she passes up several opportunities to kill Celestia so she can inflict more pain.
King Sombra/Dusk Shine
- Bad Boss: Yells at and threatens his minions quite a bit.
- Big Bad: Of My Brave Pony: Starfleet III.
- The Bully: In the Starfleet continuity, Sombra was first seen as a bully named Dusk Shine.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: As Dusk Shine, he drugs Celesto's water during a tournament to determine who will guard Celestia. He gets caught, striped of his rank, and banished.
- Expy: Dusk Shine is named after the male version of Twilight Sparkle. Considering how much Mykan hates Twilight, it wouldn't be a surprise if this is why he would use that name.
- Flat Character: As Dusk Shine, his priamary character trait was being a bully. As Sombra, it's pretty much just being evil.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as a common bully, but later became a legitimate threat to United Equestria.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Granted, it's not that far from canon in this case.
- Villain Decay: Sombra's canon incarnation was an inexorable force of darkness that could only be held at bay by the Crystal Heart. Here, he prefers to sit back and let his minions do the dirty work even after the Crystal Heart is shattered, and when he does take action, he's nowhere near the borderline Eldritch Abomination he's portrayed as in canon.
Sir Awdr Pomption III
A freelancer Space Pony appearing in episode 12 of season 3. Awdr was arranged a marriage with Starla years ago, and now he's come to collect.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Does the entire schtick with Starla, based on the fact that her father arranged their marriage when she was a child.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He's on the giving end of this to a group of ponies and fairies to enlist them as his personal guard. He also tries to brainwash Starla into marrying him when she protests against it.
- Filler Villain: He doesn't have anything to do with King Sombra, the season's Big Bad, and doesn't contribute much to the overall plot.
- Flat Character: He wants to marry Starla by any means necessary, and that's pretty much the extent of his character.
- Mass Hypnosis: Awdr is shown to be able to keep a large contingent of ponies and fairies hypnotized at the same time to serve as his private army.
- Remember the New Guy: Despite being the arranged husband of Starla and part of a family that has business dealings with hers, Awdr is never mentioned prior to his appearance. Partly justified in that Starla's father died before he could break the news.
- Token Heroic Orc: Inverted. He's one of the few Space Ponies portrayed as evil.
- The Unpronounceable: How exactly does one pronounce a combination of those particular consonants with no vowels in between?
- Villain of the Week: Awdr only serves as an antagonist for one episode, and at the end of it, he's hauled off and never heard from again.
Victor La Guava
The main bad guy of episode 21 of season 3.
- Establishing Character Moment: We first see him throwing a fit due to one of his sentries interrupting him while he's counting taxes.
- Evil Uncle: He's Dyno and Myte's uncle who briefly rules El Mundo.
- Flat Character: He's evil and doesn't have much characterization beyond that.
- I Have No Son: When his brother Alejandro confronts him, Victor declares that he has no brother.
- Large Ham: He loves to chew the scenery.
- Token Heroic Orc: Inverted; this guy is one of only two evil Space Ponies so far.
- Villain of the Week: Only appears in one episode and is defeated at the end of it.
The Dark King
- Bad Boss: He loves berating his minions for failure. To top it off, he kills Tnaig, his last minion, for getting slightly overzealous when fighting the Grand Celestial Ruler.
- Conqueror from the Future: He has conquered most of United Equestria in the future.
- Create Your Own Villain: Starfleet is directly responsible for the Dark King's existence, as he is a manifestation of "dark energy" from the prisoners that Starfleet tried to rehabilitate.
- Evil Is Bigger: His finger is described as being the size of Grand Celestial Ruler, who's already a good deal bigger than most of the other heroes.
- Expy: Of the eponymous Pretty Cure villain.
- Flat Character: He's evil and doesn't have much character beyond that.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Like Titan before him, he wants to do evil things For the Evulz.
- Hero Killer: In his timeline, the Dark King kills off Shining Armor, Krysta, Lightning, and Spike. During the final battle, he adds Future Castor and Future Rarity to the list. Of course, the timeline is undone after the Dark King's defeat, so it doesn't really amount to anything in the long run.
- Made of Evil: Specifically, the evil from Starfleet's prisoners.
- Make Wrong What Once Went Right: The Dark King has conquered most of United Equestria in the future, but faces resistance that prevents him from finishing the job. Thus, he send his minions back in time to try and prevent Starfleet from winning in the past.
- Orcus on His Throne: In-universe, the Dark King choosing to act through minions in the past instead of doing things himself is justified by him somehow being too big and powerful to travel through time.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: To stop the manifestation of dark energy that would later become the Dark King from destroying everything, Celesto resorted to putting all of United Equestria in stasis in order to trap it. Sometime down the line, Starfleet unsealed United Equestria and tried to split the energy into parts to contain separately. It worked... temporarily.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A darkness-themed villain with hardly any personality that lives on a dark planet and has an eccentric group of minions whom he tasks with summoning monsters to stop Starfleet. This description applies to both Titan and the Dark King.
The Dark King's Minions
Composed of Tnaig, Nomed, Ergo, Neila, and Esroh Dab
- An Aesop: According to Esroh Dab's profile (spoilers inside), he was created to 'help people realize that there are some things you just can't help or change, no matter how you try, and although Friendship(sic) can help in many things, it can't really save you from everything or change things that much'. And it's shown by him willingly committing a sort of Suicide by Cop courtesy of Tnaig, claiming he can't change who he is despite the ponies offering him their support... except nobody actually does anything to stop Esroh from basically committing suicide and they just stand around and watch him die.
- Expy: Of the Dark Five from Futari wa Pretty Cure. Nomed is Pisard, Ergo is Gekidrago, Neila is Poisonny, Esroh Dab is Kiriya, and Tnaig is Ilkubo. Ironically, they don't use the "possessed object as Monster of the Week" schtick integral to the Pretty Cure series, despite the villains in seasons 1 and 3 doing so.
- Flat Characters: They're primarily defined by being evil.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Esroh Dab gets killed before he can turn good.
- Hugh Mann: Esroh Dab tries to blend into United Equestrian society to spy on them. Though the results are questionable at best, no one finds him suspicious.
- Informed Attribute: Yet again, it is stated that one of the villains (in this case, Esroh Dab) is incapable of feeling emotions yet he demonstrates he is quite capable of doing so.
- Jerkass: Esroh Dab just isn't very nice to those around him in his United Equestrian guise, often making scathing remarks with little provocation. Spike even openly wonders what Rarity sees in him, though Rarity takes it upon herself to change his attitude.
- Made of Evil: They're said to be created from the same darkness from whence the Dark King came.
- Sdrawkcab Name
- The Stoic: Tnaig generally doesn't show much emotion.
Twelve Monsters based on the Eastern Zodiac. They are composed of Rat Racer, Big Bull, Flame-Stripes, Bouncer, Dragoon, Dark Scales, Silver Steed, Baa-Baa Black, Chompanzee, Buster Beak, Underdog, and Boar Bottoms
- Acrofatic: Boar Bottoms, especially after Ergo uses "Speed Up" magic on him
- Anti-Magic: Dark Scales can dispel magic, though it's only used to prevent Starfleet from activating Mega Mode.
- Asteroids Monster: Baa-Baa Black splits into two whenever it takes a hit.
- Blow You Away: Buster Beak
- Boxing Kangaroo: For some reason, Bouncer fights with boxing gloves.
- Breath Weapon: Flame-Stripes, Chompanzee, and Boar Bottoms all can use these, though in the case of Boar Bottoms, he has to absorb energy beforehand.
- Calling Your Attacks: Zigzagged. 4 of the Cardinals call their attacks, while the rest are completely silent.
- Cards of Power: The name Cardinal refers to the fact that they are summoned from magical cards.
- Casting a Shadow: Dragoon and Dark Scales
- Dishing Out Dirt: Big Bull and Underdog.
- Flat Characters: They're generic monsters with no personality to speak of.
- Fusion Dance: Tnaig combines with Dragoon in order to fight the heroes.
- Gemstone Assault: Big Bull's Gem Missile.
- Kevlard: Boar Bottoms's fat causes attacks launched at him to simply bounce off.
- Monster of the Week: Like Titan's monsters and the Changelings before them, they are sent one at a time to fight the heroes.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. In the first chapter of Starfleet Magic IV, a minotaur named Big Bull appears in Lightning's nightmare. He isn't the same Big Bull as the Cardinal.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Contrary to most depictions of the Eastern Zodiac, Dragoon is a western dragon rather than an eastern one.
- Playing with Fire: As the name implies, Flame-Stripes.
- Shock and Awe: Buster Beak and Dragoon
- Shockwave Stomp: Aside from boxing, this is Bouncer's other special ability.
- Super Speed: Rat Racer
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He's taken there by Scorpan and Twilight after making his Heel–Face Turn.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Really, Kudos, you should've known better than to assume that Tirek would obey your every whim after you free him.
- Flat Character: He doesn't have much personality beyond being evil.
- Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Scorpan's spirit basically talking him down. Not that anything comes from it, given that he goes into the light with Scorpan and Twilight right afterwards.
- In-Name-Only: Tirek is portrayed as significantly different from how he was portrayed in "Twilight's Kingdom", since in Starfleet continuity, that episode never happened.
- Villain Decay: He relies on the Phantom of Magic to collect magic for him rather than doing it himself like he did in canon. Additionally, he goes from having a clearly-defined goal to Take Over the World to simply destroying things around him with no rhyme or reason and isn't nearly as manipulative or cunning as he was in canon.
The Phantom of Magic/Dr. Emil Kudos
- Deal with the Devil: He made one with Tirek to survive his house fire.
- Despair Event Horizon: He crosses it after Tirek's defeat, resigning himself to never finding love or happiness before casting himself into the Phantom Zone.
- The Dragon: To Tirek.
- Fantastic Racism: He holds a particular contempt for those who can do magic.
- Flat Character: He's characterizated primarily by the fact that he's evil and that he's salty over being dumped.
- Healing Factor: The magic he absorbed gives him the ability to heal his injuries mid-fight, letting him wear enemies down over time.
- Love Makes You Evil: Dr. Kudos became evil because a pony named Peach Berry rejected him for another pony with magical powers.
- Me's a Crowd: The Phantom can create duplicates of himself to overwhelm enemies or be in several places at once.
- Phantom Zone: After Tirek turns good, Kudos uses his remaining magic to go to "someplace where things go to disappear", and presumably, will never be seen again.
- Power Parasite: The Phantom's ability allows him to steal the Cutie Marks of other ponies, though unlike most Power Parasites, he does not gain the power he stole.
- Remember the New Guy: Before he became the Phantom, Dr. Kudos was Shining Armor's marriage counselor.
- Woman Scorned: A male version towards Peach Berry. His downward spiral started when she basically dumped him for a unicorn. The fact that she accidentally burned his house down with a stray lightning bolt probably didn't help either.
The Insecto Armada
- Always Chaotic Evil: They're described as warmongers who exist only to conquer planets and destroy other species to show off their power.
- Flat Characters: They have little to no characterization of their own, being mooks for other villains.
- Hollywood Acid: While their actual powers are quite diverse, a disproportionately large number of them use acid attacks.
- Insectoid Aliens: As their name suggests, they're humanoid alien bugs.
- Mauve Shirt: The Insecto commanders. They each get a name, a couple of defining traits, one fight scene, and are then killed off.
- Mooks: Stingars, which are basically drones that serve only to get mown down in waves by the heroes.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Most Insectos have numerous limbs, like real-life insects.
- We Have Reserves: They don't get too bothered by losses; after all, they can easily send more. In the initial assault on United Equestria, their ships are shown firing at Stingars in order to get at the heroes.
- Bad Boss: All of the main villains fall under this category, but Pinsar takes the cake. He's perfectly fine with sending swarms of his mooks to their deaths and remotely executes any of his commanders that get captured by Starfleet.
- Big Bad: Of Starfleet Magic V.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He is defeated by Celesto a little over halfway into the story and succumbs to his injuries, and the Big Bad role is taken over by Ladybird and Phoebe afterwards.
- Dragon Ascendant: He started out as a minion of Titan, but after Titan's defeat, he becomes a new major threat to United Equestria.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares to some degree about his wife and daughter, and he serves Titan partly to keep them safe.
- Galactic Conqueror: As the leader of the Insecto Armada, Pinsar has conquered numerous worlds and turns his attention to United Equestria.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Basically, he's evil because his race gets off on destroying planets For the Evulz.
- It's Personal: Celesto hates Pinsar more than most enemies because he killed one of Celesto's original Space Ponies who happened to be a close friend. Likewise, Pinsar seeks revenge on Celesto for destroying his fleet and stranding him on a deserted planet.
- Papa Wolf: He's worried sick when Phoebe runs away. Stag tricks him into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Starfleet by telling him that they captured her.
- Unholy Matrimony: He and his wife genuinely love each other, and both share a taste for conquest and destruction.
- Avenging the Villain: She swears to avenge her husband's death after Pinsar is killed by Celesto.
- Flat Character: She's King Pinsar's wife and Princess Pheobe's mother and has little character other than that.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Every bit as ruthless as her husband.
- Heroic Sacrifice: A villainous example. She dies ensuring Phoebe's safe getaway from the exploding Insecto mothership.
- Unholy Matrimony: Her marriage with Pinsar is about as happy as a pair of Galactic Conquerors can get.
- Avenging the Villain: She continues the fight against Starfleet to avenge her father's death at Celesto's hand. Her mother is included as well when she dies at the hands of Grand Celestial Ruler.
- Cruel Mercy: Starfleet imprisons Phoebe instead of killing her to make her suffer the same pain she inflicted on them (whatever that was) as long as she is imprisoned.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Although much to her frustration, daddy never gives her a chance to prove it until he dies.
- Dragon Ascendant: After Pinsar succumbs to his injuries, he bestows his power upon her and her mother, and Phoebe takes over as leader of the Armada.
- Flanderization: Initially, Phoebe has a couple of distinguishing traits, such as her desire to prove herself and a fixation on beauty. She eventually loses all of these and becomes another generic villain after Pinsar dies.
- Flat Character: She's the arrogant daughter of King Pinsar and Queen Ladybird. However, she actually goes through a small Character Development arc... which is promptly dropped after its conclusion.
- Rebellious Princess: She's developed a rebellious streak due to her father's overprotectiveness and neglect, and eventually runs away from home.
- Spoiled Brat: Courtesy of Pinsar; however, he's otherwise a neglectful parent, which doesn't sit well with her. She eventually grows out of it, though.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Despite being forbidden from fighting Starfleet by her father, Phoebe takes the fight to them a couple of times anyway to try and prove her worth to him.
General Stag and General Slick
- Co-Dragons: To Pinsar.
- Flat Characters: They're evil and Stag wants to be the leader of the Insecto Armada instead of Pinsar.
- Slaying Mantis: Slick is one.
- The Starscream: Stag plots to dethrone Pinsar and take over the armada for himself. Slick doesn't want any part of it, but Stag forces him to keep quiet.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Two minions of the Big Bad that are always seen with each other.
Black Dragon Knight
- Black Knight: A black Dragon Knight, no less.
- Blue and Orange Morality: She reasons that dragons pillage and terrorize by nature, which makes the original Dragon Knight and Spike both disgraces to dragonkind as they avoided such a lifestyle in favor of the Knight in Shining Armor attitude.
- Cain and Abel: She's Spike's sister Scaley, and seeks him out to defeat him.
- Dark Is Evil: That's how you can tell she's an evil version of Spike.
- Evil Counterpart: To Spike.
- Flat Character: She's evil, thinks Spike is a disgrace to dragonkind, and wants to take him down a notch. That's about it.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Her true identity is Scaley, daughter of the Dragon Knight and sister to Spike.
- Mirror Match: She copied the Dragon Knight's powers, allowing her to match Spike blow for blow. She even duplicates his Majestic Dragon Super Mode.
- Samus Is a Girl: Black Dragon Knight is actually female, although it's not much of a twist as it's revealed in her first appearance.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Black Dragon Knight is a villain not affiliated with the Big Bad, who specifically seeks to fight one of the heroes for personal reasons, with their final battle taking place in a volcano and being ended by the hero's Super Mode. Note that this description also applies to Harkin.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform into other ponies, as demonstrated in her debut on Lightning Dawn. However, Spike is able to sniff her out.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Mykan Stevens's pony counterpart. The grudge between them drives much of her subplot.
- Arc Villain: The closest thing season 6 has to a Big Bad.
- Flat Character: She wants to return Equestria to the way it was and hates Pony Mykan. Her reasoning is not stated.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: She makes several attempts on the life of Pony!Mykan Stevens to try and take his property. Stevens happens to be an asocial Jerkass to begin with.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Unlike most villains, Windy Bag is a normal Equestrian pony, so she avoids clashing with Starfleet for the most part.
- Take That, Critics!: She's the Arch-Enemy of an Author Avatar and is specifically opposed to Starfleet, so there's your clue as to who Windy Bag is supposed to represent.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal is to bring back the old Equestria, by freeing the Equestrian ponies from their brainwashing and driving Starfleet out... and builds a Wave Motion Gun to do so.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: She strives to free Equestria from Starfleet; they label her a criminal.
- Flat Character: She doesn't have much personality beyond being evil.
Starfleet Humans Villains
- Adaptation Species Change: Human in the source material, a Crystallite in this.
- Adaptational Villainy: The Equestria Girls films gave no indication of Flash Sentry being anything other than an ordinary human. In Starfleet Humans, he's the son of Empress Sapphira and serves as her Dragon.
- The Dragon: In Starfleet Humans, he serves as this to Sapphira, his mother.
- Flat Character: That he's evil seems to be his primary personality trait.
- Human Aliens: He's a Crystallite.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: At the end of Starfleet Humans, he gets reformed by erasing all memories of his past life, suppressing his powers in the process. They resurface in Starpops when he hears about the death of Twilight Sparkle.
- Redemption Equals Death: The climax of Starpops has him regaining his memories and Crystallite powers and choosing to fight alongside the heroes of his own accord. However, he gets fatally poisoned by Scales during the fight.
- The Assimilator: Her goal is to use a Kill Sat to turn all of Earth's population into her Crystallite servants.
- Big Bad: Of Starfleet Humans.
- Evil Teacher: In the human world, she masquerades as the principal of Crystal High.
- Flat Character: She's evil and there's not much more to her than that.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: The Crystallites have "vain, greedy conqueror" as their hat, and that's about as much motivation as Sapphira gets.
- One-Winged Angel: Combines with her satellite during the final battle.
- Adaptational Wimp: By far the worst case out of all the characters from FiM canon. Basically all of their notable moments were given to the Demonites instead; the Dazzlings spend most of Starpops severely weakened, playing second fiddle to them, and only being a minor nuisance at best. They're also defeated much more easily.
- Flanderization: Their individual personalities get erased, leaving them as generic villains.
- Flat Characters: They're evil and have very little personality beyond that.
- Unwitting Pawn: The Demonites use them to gather energy for themselves, then throw them under a bus at the climax.
The Demonites/D-Man Knights
- Big Bad: They serve as the main antagonists of Starpops, with Blaze as their leader.
- Blob Monster: Slick is some kind of slime monster with a defined form.
- Blow You Away: Tempest.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Continuously tell Starfleet that they can resurrect each other should one of them fall in battle as long as at least one of them is still alive. If that wasn't enough, it takes awhile for the heroes to realize this despite the Demonites telling them this continuously.
- Came Back Strong: If one Demonite is killed, the others can revive him, and make him even stronger. As such, they have to all be destroyed at the same time.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Boomer.
- The Dividual: They have such little personality and are always together that they may as well just been one character.
- Flat Characters: They're primarily defined by being evil.
- For the Evulz: Their only motivation is to spread destruction for its own sake.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: They're not given much in the way of motivation or characterization beyond "group of demons that want to destroy stuff".
- Louis Cypher: Hmm, wonder what their band name could mean...
- Our Demons Are Different: They're supposedly demons, but demonstrate almost none of the typical traits.
- Poisonous Person: Scales.
- Playing with Fire: Blaze.
- Spear Counterpart: To the Dazzlings, from powers to role all the way down to backstory. The only thing missing is personality.
- Sssssnaketalk: Scales talks this way.
- Totally Radical: "D-Man Knights".
- Villain Song: Two. One based on Michael Jackson's Thriller and the other one based on a parody of Lady Gaga's Poker Face. (No, really.)