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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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is a very kindhearted and motherly girl, but do not tick her off. Just ask Tirek...oh, right; she blew him to smithereens.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kind of has to be, given her opposition and Badass Normal status.
  • 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: Megan lives on a farm and even has her own (non-talking, non-pastel) pony named TJ.
  • 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.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's a nice, motherly person. She also willing to kill if it means saving the ponies from evil villains, just ask what's left of Tirek.
  • 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: She is.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She is a tomboyish seeming farm girl who perpetually wears a ponytail.


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.

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Their musicial number in the first special.
  • Scatting: Shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo, shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: In the first special, where the lengthy encounter with them doesn't seem to have any purpose beyond filling time and setting up a brief return later.

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.

  • Badass Adorable: Kicked a dragon in the face decades before Rainbow Dash.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Expy: FiM Rainbow Dash's personality is based off of her.
  • The Lancer: To Megan in the first TV Special
  • O.C. Stand-in: For a long time, the Friendship is Magic fandom often depicted her as Rainbow Dash's mom, as a nod to how Rainbow Dash was originally meant to be Firefly in the show. However, a later episode revealed her mom to be an original character called Windy Whistles.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: 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!
  • 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: Her mane is blue.

Medley, Pegasus

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

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

  • Cowardly Lion: An incessant worrier who gets easily scared and is quick to run. Still brave and loyal in a pinch.
  • The Cutie: Yes, even among others cuties.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Firefly.
  • I Warned You: Not a spoken example, but boy could she bring out this phrase if she were just a bit less nice. Danger is Firefly's life, and Medley is the one is likely to warn you that a dark, spooky short cut home is not a good idea.

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. Twilight's mother is even named "Twilight Velvet".
  • 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.

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.
  • 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 Man: She is the calmest, most level-headed of the group, and seems to serve as De fact leader before Megan shows up.
  • 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.
  • 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: She has freckles on her fur.

Ember, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Lynne Lipton

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

  • Token Mini-Moe: She is the youngest pony. In fact, Ember was the first foal introduced in the franchise.

Tirek, Centaur

Voiced by: Victor Caroli

The evil overlord of Midnight Castle. Not a nice guy in the least. For tropes about his G4 counterpart, see Friendship Is Magic: Major Villains.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Nobody likes Tirek. His own minions either are brainwashed or are loyal out of fear.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a very awesome one.
  • Bad Boss: Very bad boss.
  • Big Bad: He is the sole villain of the special.
  • Big Red Devil: Aside from his centaurine lower half, his bright red skin, horns and general malevolence certainly make him look the part.
  • Breakout Villain: Despite only being a one-shot villain who got killed off in his premiere, Tirek has become the most well-known and most popular villain in the G1 continuity for being a surprisingly vile piece of work. Him appearing in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and becoming a Satanic Archetype and the antagonist for the fourth season's finale was only surprising in that the writers were supposedly unable to add the characters of previous generations aside from Applejack.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Rainbow of Darkness.
  • The Conqueror: It took the Big Good to stop him.
  • Dark Is Evil: His overlying motif. His goal is to create The Night That Never Ends and he uses the Rainbow of Darkness to do his work.
  • Death Glare: A pretty potent one, too!
  • Evil Laugh: Has a pretty good one, actually.
  • Evil Is Bigger: As the Big Bad of the film, he towers over everything in the film, even his draconic mooks.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He hams it up without shame.
  • Evil Overlord: He's the resident "king of evil" type, and he rules thanks to his powerful evil magic, so he's both.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Complete with a Power Echoes effect.
  • The Faceless: For the first half of the special, he is shrouded in shadows before The Reveal.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: No Disney Villain Death for this guy. He gets torn apart by the Rainbow of Light. After being torn apart, he is destroyed on a giant explosion so the audience clearly gets that he's dead.
  • For the Evulz: We aren't really given a reason why he wants to make the night last forever.
  • Jerkass: Even outside of his Kick the Dog moments, he's also so full of himself he insists on his minions bowing to him whenever they are in his presence.
  • Kick the Dog: Loves doing this to Scorpan, but then The Dog Bites Back.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Put it like this. The first few minutes are laughing, sun-light ponies playing and having fun. Then Tirek appears, with his sinister deep voice and his pulsating, freakishly heartbeat-like bag of magic, and everything goes to hell.
  • Large and in Charge: His minions are far from small, especially compared to the ponies, but even compared to a real horse, he's enormous.
  • The Night That Never Ends: The trope namer. Literally, he coined the phrase.
  • Obviously Evil: You just need to look at this guy to know he's bad news.
  • Oh, Crap!: When the Rainbow of Light overpowers the Rainbow of Darkness and comes for him.
  • Off with His Head!: Threatens to have Spike decapitated if Scorpan fails to get him four ponies to pull his chariot by midnight.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Ask any physicist. A never-ending night would freeze the world solid, and kill all plants before that.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: He's red-skinned and horned, seeming to make him a cross between this and Big Red Devil.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • The Reveal: When he's finally seen, he is revealed to be a demonic centaur creature.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Before The Reveal.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often spelled "Tirac". Tirak is also not entirely unheard of. One video release even spells it Tearek. (If it helps, FiM's credits give his name as Tirek, but the script and pitch-bible of the original pilot spell it 'Tirac'.)
  • Starter Villain: But a most memorable one.


Voiced by: Ron Taylor

Tirek'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.

  • Chekhov's Skill: She's a great jumper. A fact that ends up saving the life of Baby Moondancer.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She thinks very lowly of herself, no thanks to Sparkler. Arguably a much less annoying example than Shady.
  • The Klutz: She's great at jumping high into the air, much like Bowtie was. It's landing where she has trouble.
  • Talking to Himself: Laura Dean, who voiced Sundance, also voiced Baby Cotton Candy.
  • Walking Disaster Area: In the first few minutes, she manages to almost drown Baby Moondancer, ruin a banner, and catapult a unicorn and Baby Dragon through the air into buckets of paint. By accident.

Sparkler, Unicorn

Voiced by: Ivy Austin

  • Expy: Rarity from Friendship Is Magic is based on her.
  • 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.
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother never appears in the special despite being in the previous one.
  • 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.)
  • Expy: Fluttershy from Friendship Is Magic is based on her.

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


Voiced by: Tammy Grimes

The villain of the second TV special. A cat witch who really likes her witchweed potion, Katrina enslaved the Bushwoolies and forced them to make her potion. When they escape, she decides to enslave the ponies for the same purpose.

  • Blow You Away: When on her drug, she can blow hurricane force winds.
  • Cat Folk: She's an anthropomorphic cat. She's of the kind that look more like a humanoid with catlike characteristics than an upright cat, with very humanoid anatomy and human hair.
  • Cats Are Mean: She is an anthropomorphic cat and the villain. Subverted in that her anger is mostly due to her drug addiction and she gets better later.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Why, yes. Their side effects include random growth in size, insanity, homicidal tendencies, political incorrectness, and lightning shooting from your freakin' eyes!


Voiced by: Paul Williams

Catrina's shapeshifting lizard sidekick. Wants to go back to the "good ole days", when he and Catrina were in love and she wasn't a crazed villainess.

  • Domestic Abuse: When we first meet Rep, he's very poorly treated by his girlfriend Catrina. She treats him more like a servant and batters him about a few times. The show does not treat this like it's okay.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He is not evil, but intimidated by Catrina, but he will not go so far as to killing anyone. Catrina trying to kill Baby Moondancer is the point he turns on her.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He loses a fight to a foal. Before that, he lost a fight to a bunch of harmless little fluffballs.
  • Interspecies Romance: A Catgirl and a Lizard Folk shapeshifter.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually. At first he's too much a sap to stand up to Catrina, but once she starts trying to kill ponies, he finally puts his foot down.
  • Lizard Folk: He resembles a bipedal lizard with a strange, beak-like mouth.
  • Morality Pet: Tries to be this to Catrina, but he's usually ignored or pushed around.
  • Nice Guy: Even more so than Scorpan.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Rep has the power to change into a form he wants of any size, strength, and weight he wants. Yet he keeps turning into small, easily defeated forms. Subverted at the end of the episode, when he turns into a bull and knocks Catrina into her lair's well.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change his shape on a whim, although he doesn't seem to be able to change his color scheme.

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.

  • Made a Slave: They used to live free in their underground home, until Catrina arrived, enslaved them and started forcing them to brew witchweed potion for her.
  • Prison Break: When they decide they've had enough of being Catrina's slaves. So they all roll through a big freaking hole in the wall leading directly outside into a forest. The Alcatraz Catrina's abode was not.