Characters: My Little Pony TV Specials

My Little Pony TV Specials Characters

Megan Williams

Voiced by: Tammy Amerson
A young cowgirl who lives on a farm with (ordinary, non-talking) ponies, one day she finds a pink talking pegasus pony in her well and a duet later she's whisked away on an adventure to save the land of magical ponies.

  • Adaptational Badass: Her toy version just seems to be a cute girl in a dress. This version of Megan is a hard-working farmgirl who goes on to be a queen/mother-figure to a whole herd of ponies, including battling against all kinds of mad wizards and evil monsters.
  • Badass Normal: When a dragon tries to kidnap a pony in front of her, her immediate response is to hammer-punch it. It doesn't work, of course, but she still tried. She's still tough enough to turn the tables against a lot of powerful baddies.
  • Berserk Button: Harming innocents beings. When she got past the shock of what happened, she got mad quick seeing Tirak's minions attack the ponies.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kind of has to be, given her opposition and Badass Normal status. Tricking a giant crab into losing his balance, blinding the nigh-omnipotent Lavan for a few precious seconds by dropping a drape on his head...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Briefly, though you'd probably snark too if a pink pegasus picked you out of the blue and treated you like The Chosen One just because you said you could ride horses.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Has a huge pink hair ribbon.
  • Farm Girl
  • Girliness Upgrade: Sort of. In the pilot she's tomboyish and an average farm girl. The second special gives her pastel clothes but keeps the general design. In the series proper she's more feminine and motherly, also the leader of the group.
  • The Hero
  • Ideal Heroine
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!
  • Na´ve Everygirl
  • Plucky Girl
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Summon Everyman Hero: Firefly honestly was just looking for help and Megan happened to be the first sentient being she came across. It helped the first thing Megan did was save her from a well.
  • Team Mom: Maybe it's just because she's the only one around most of the time who has thumbs...
  • Token Human
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Spike

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

A baby dragon who was friends with Scorpan and wants to help out as much as possible.

The Sea Ponies

Voiced by:Ivy Austin (Sea Winckle) and Jeannie Elias (Wavedancer)

A group of travelling magical water-dwelling musical ponies, who are literal "sea horses", with a fishy/serpentine body and an equine head.

Rescue from Midnight Castle Characters

Firefly, Pegasus

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

An adventurous, danger seeking pegasus. When ponies start getting kidnapped, she's the one who seeks out help (Megan) and is part of the rescue team. Despite only appearing in "Midnight Castle", Firefly is arguably the most iconic pony of G1 thanks to Wolverine Publicity.

  • Action Girl
  • Badass Adorable: Kicked a dragon in the face decades before Rainbow Dash.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Expy: FiM Rainbow Dash's personality is based off of her.
  • The Lancer: To Megan in the first TV Special
  • OC Stand-in: In the Friendship is Magic fandom, she is often depicted as Rainbow Dash's mom. It doesn't hurt that Lauren Faust said that trademark loss is why Dashie isn't a new Firefly, and that she wouldn't mind Firefly being Dashie's mom. That means to most of the fandom, it's Word of God confirmed until an actual episode demonstrates otherwise.
  • Red Pony, Blue Pony: She's the red to Medley's blue.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Firefly: I'm going for the double inside-out loop!
    Medley: But it's dangerous, Firefly!
    Firefly: Danger's my life, Medley!
    CRASH!
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Medley's Girly Girl.
  • Wolverine Publicity: "Rescue at Midnight Castle" was later rereleased as "Firefly's Adventure", despite the fact she's technically not the main character. Firefly is also the de facto G1 pony - she had the most merchandise, was a major player in the British comics, and had a few toy re-releases.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Medley, Pegasus

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

Firefly's more level-headed friend. Doesn't actually go to Midnight Castle.

Twilight, Unicorn

Voiced by: Laura Dean

A motherly unicorn who can teleport by wishing, she joins Megan and Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle.

  • Chekhov's Skill: Near the beginning of the movie, she teleports down from a cliff to the ground. At the climactic scene, she teleports again to escape Tirac's minions and keep them from getting the Rainbow of Darkness back from her.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Ember.
  • Expy: Twilight Sparkle is based off of her.
    • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: She appeared in a non-speaking role with some of her colors paled, as Twilight's mom of all things.
  • Make a Wish: She is able to teleport using the magic in her horn by concentrating and saying, "I wish, I wish, I wish!"
  • Mama Bear: Her protectiveness of Ember is why she joins Megan and Firefly to go to Midnight Castle.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Purple Eyes

Bowtie, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Laura Dean

An earth pony who joins Megan & Firefly on the quest to save the other ponies, and pretty awesome.

  • Badass Adorable: Almost on Firefly's level. She fights off no fewer of the dragons than Firefly does.
  • The Big Guy: Of the Five-Man Band
  • Born Lucky: She'd have to be. She narrowly averts capture four times over the course of a half-hour special.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Hyper Awareness: Both times the ponies are attacked in their own home, she's the first one to spot the in-coming dragons.
  • Jump Physics: Of the land bound ponies, Bowtie is the best jumper and is quite skilled at it. She goes clean over the heads of Tirac's guards.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She's no pushover, herself. She's just not quite on Firefly's level of adorable badassery.
  • The Quiet One: is definitely this. She has the fewest lines of the entire speaking cast, but all her lines are important.
  • Straight Mare: She is the calmest, most level-headed of the group, and seems to serve as De fact leader before Megan shows up.
  • Team Mom
  • Tempting Fate: Asks What could happen when they're crossing a very old bridge with sections of board missing. Applejack finds out the hard way.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Of the Earth Ponies, Bowtie is tomboy to Applejack's Girly Girl, despite looking more like a Girly Girl than the latter..
  • Youthful Freckles: On fur, no less!

Applejack, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

Is a silly pony. Joins Megan & Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle. Had a strange encounter with undersea denizens and turned into a dragon.
  • The Ditz: Known for not using her "horse sense".
  • Era-Specific Personality: In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Applejack becomes one of the most athletic ponies in Ponyville, compared to her former clumsiness.
  • Expy: She has the same design as the first My Pretty Pony
  • Green Eyes
  • The Klutz
  • Lost in Imitation: Who's a silly pony? Not this one! The Walking Disaster Area AJ is actually the UK comic book version. This one shows no clumsiness; her one accident is a bridge that was clearly far from up to code. If you know about the comic book version, it's easy to imagine a perfectly sturdy bridge breaking because it's her, but again, it's clearly not the case. Also, ending up covered in smashed apples was Firefly's fault; she tried a stunt and flew into AJ and her barrel of apples. Also, this AJ looks so much like the FIM version that she's equally liable to end up being portrayed the same, even though she didn't have that personality. Of course, because she's a one-shot character whose only importance is having a bridge break so the sea ponies could show up, you kinda have to look to the other versions to give her a personality.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Looks the role of tomboy, but is actually the girly girl of the Earth Ponies.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apples, and all things apple-related.
  • Youthful Freckles

Ember, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Lynne Lipton

A young filly that Twilight is protective of who gets kidnapped by Tirac's forces.

Tirac, Centaur

Voiced by: Victor Caroli

The evil overlord of Midnight Castle. Not a nice guy in the least.

Scorpan

Voiced by: Ron Taylor

Tirac's dragon, though he's not as bad as he looks.

Escape from Catrina characters

Sundance, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Laura Dean

More or less the star pony of the second special, she's a tad klutzy, but is a really good jumper.

Sparkler, Unicorn

Voiced by: Ivy Austin

  • Jerkass: Admittedly, we only see her after Sundance has accidentally has ruined a banner she and another pony have worked hard on. Then later catapulted into the air by Sundance which resulted in her being covered her in paint, but she remains very rude and unkind to the poor mare all throughout the special without a single Pet the Dog moment.

Baby Moondancer, Unicorn

Voiced by: Alice Playten

Despite an adult Moondancer appearing in the previous special as a background pony, this filly Moondancer gets kidnapped by Catrina.

  • The Cutie: The other one of the special.
  • Distressed Damsel: As early as her first few minutes in the special. She's accidentally knocked into the river by Sundance (I'm beginning to sense a pattern here) and almost drowns. She's later kidnapped by Catrina and Rep.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Wears a Princess Classic-style one to a costume ball the ponies are holding in Megan, Savior of Worlds', honor.

Posey, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Nancy Cartwright

  • Ascended Extra: She doesn't get to do much here, so you'll have to check the the regular series' character section if you want to know her better. But while most characters from the two specials don't return, this background pony goes on to be a main character in the show, and remain that way despite Hasbro's Merchandise-Driven shows usually having a high cast turnover, with only latest toys getting major roles. The only pony character to be in both this special and the final episode of the show? You're lookin' at her. (The only character who can say that is Spike; intro'd in the first special, he alone is there from beginning to end; not even Megan and her siblings can say that.)

Skydancer, Pegasus

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

She brings Megan to Dream Castle, and then brings her back home. Pretty much took over for Firefly.

Lickety-Split, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

Powder, Unicorn

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Baby Surprise, Pegasus

Voiced by: B.J. Ward

Baby Glory, Unicorn

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

Baby Cotton Candy, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

Catrina

Voiced by: Tammy Grimes

The villain of the second TV special. A cat witch who really likes her witch weed.

Rep

Voiced by: Paul Williams

Catrina's shapeshifting lizard sidekick. Wants to go back to the "good ole days".

The Bushwoolies

Small furry dudes who used to be Catrina's slaves, until they decided to high tail it out of there. They help the ponies rescue Baby Moondancer.

Other characters

The Smooze

Voiced by: Jon Bauman

A magically created abomination, formed of purple slime from an enchanted recipe. A self-perpetuating mass that seeks to simply drown everything underneath it.

  • Blob Monster: Very much like The Blob (1958), it's basically an ever-expanding mass of purple slime. It just keeps on growing and growing until it envelops everything.
  • Emotion Eater: Those struck by the Smooze have their positive emotions and ambitions stolen, reducing them to petty, perpetually angry jerks who can't cooperate with anyone for anything.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Yeah, G1 has a bunch of these. A strong contender for the title of the worst is this stuff, an ever-spreading glop that buries all as it expands seemingly with no limits; if even a little of it touches you nothing will get it off and your personality will be warped into a Jerk Ass, so even if you live for now you're definitely out of the fight to prevent it from continuing its spread and eventually burying you and the rest of the world alive. It makes no special effort to go after sentient beings or settled areas; it spreads, period. That's what it does, that's what it is, and it doesn't need to hate you or even know or care that you're there to steamroll right over you and keep going. Its impersonal, all-consuming nature gets it compared to Cosmic Horror Story threats, and quite justly: the "cosmic" bit (as described in early descriptions of H.P. Lovecraft's stories) means you're doomed because you're just that insignificant before something that doesn't need to know you to kill you.
  • Villain Song: Nothing can stop the Smooze! Yes, the stuff actually joins in, showing sentience only here. But really, knowing it's alive after all just makes it scarier. It also incidentally demonstrates with one line that it really doesn't distinguish between its supposed masters and the ponies:
    Witches: No matter what you do, it's gonna get to you...
    The Smooze, with one of its many faces looming over the witches' boat: And you! AND YOU!