Characters / My Little Pony Tales
My Little Pony Tales Characters
Voiced by: Willow Johnson
An aspiring teacher and the most responsible. Pink with curly yellow hair.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: With Ace.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Ace, which is normally played as unrequited.
- The Barber: She works with her mother at a Beauty Salon and Ice Cream Shop, so she serves as this on more than one occasion.
- The Bartender: The G-Rated version, serving ice cream and sundaes, from the other half of her mom's shop.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Melody's Veronica. Both of them have a crush on Ace.
- The Hero
- Only Sane Pony: She is the de facto team leader most of the time for this reason.
- Teacher's Pet: Though she does have friends, and the fact that Ms. Hackney is her personal adviser is kept secret.
- Team Mom
- The Reliable One: Is often seen working at her mother's shop and whenever she's instructed to do something, she tries her hardest to complete it. She's got flaws, but not being a responsible person isn't one of them.
Voiced by: Maggie Blue O'Hara
pony who hates to see anyone fight. Has a knack for seeing the good in everyone, including her boyfriend Teddy. White with pink hair.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: With Teddy (although in Teddy's case it's more like Jerkass Fašade).
- Badass Adorable: As cute and gentle as she is, she's also the strongest one of the group, often willing to stand up to her own friends for what she believes in (usually involving Teddy) and not afraid to show her stern side when need arises. Also see the Beware the Nice Ones example below.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's the sweetest one of the group, yet the moment she figures out that Teddy took Bon Bon's diary, she immediately calls him and proceeds to very subtly threaten him to reveal his biggest secret unless he gives it back, all while maintaining her trademark cute smile the entire time. She's also the one who came up with the devilish plan to trick Ace and Lancer into getting blackmailed.
- Curtains Match the Window
- The Heart
- Meaningful Name
- Morality Pet: She serves as this for Teddy, as she's typically the one who sets him back on the straight and narrow.
- Nice Girl: She's without a doubt the nicest pony in the group.
- Only Sane Pony: She'll take up this role whenever Starlight slacks off on the job.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: For Teddy.
- Sadistic Choice: Often forced to choose between Teddy and the rest of her friends.
- Serious Business: She tends to exaggerate.
Sweetheart: Logan saved my life. I think he should be in the club.
Patch: He only saved you from getting full of paint.
Sweetheart: Same difference.
- Take a Third Option: When the other girls and Teddy refuse to attend her birthday party if the other is coming, she just flat out calls it off tearfully.
- Team Mom: Again, second choice after Starlight when the former is occasionally out-of-sorts.
- Vague Age: The only aversion among the characters, as her birthday cake in "Happy Birthday, Sweetheart" has a number 10 on it.
- Verbal Tic: "Really truly"
The somewhat self-centered lead singer of the Rockin' Beats. Hot pink with bright blue hair.
- Alpha Bitch: At her worst, she can be downright cruel to her friends, but in fairness knew when she went to far and apologizes.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Starlight's Betty. Both of them have a crush on Ace.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Deadpan Snarker: She can be sarcastic at times. One example occurs in "The Play's the Thing" when her friends sabotage her performance with croaking frogs.
Melody: That cannot be my prince's voice, unless he's got a frog in his throat!
- Fangirl: To Chain Link.
Melody: Like him? I LOVE him!
- Girl Group: "The Rockin' Beats".
- It's All About Me: When she's on an ego trip, she's really full of herself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sometimes it'd take some doing to get the heart of gold part to come out, but she'd always come around...eventually.
- The Lancer: Is normally second to lead the group after Starlight, given her general high energy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her mane is blue.
The 'smart one' who likes looking at things logically whenever possible. Orange haired and cyan-skinned.
Voiced by: Venus Terzo
(Episodes 1-16), Brigitta Dau (Episodes 17-26)
The rough-and-ready tomboy who loves soccer and practical jokes, and wants to join the circus. Peach-colored with dark pink hair.
- Action Girl: According to the Five-Man Band anyway.
- Book Dumb: If her grades are anything to go on, though it could be a case of Brilliant, but Lazy as she does often show signs are being able to learn and adapt quickly... when it's something she's interested in.
- Class Clown: Enjoys fooling around in class, much to their teacher's annoyance.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She has her moments.
- Conveniently an Orphan: It only turned out that she was adopted in "Princess Problems" because the plot required a suspition that she might be a long lost daughter of a royal couple.
- Everyone Has Standards: She draws the line at animal cruelty, calling out Bon Bon for suggesting that an injured frog have its legs be cooked.
- Flanderization: By the season/series finale, she turns from a tomboy who also loves to read (heck, she's seen reading in the opening) to a stereotypical borderline-illiterate loon who can't read a sign.
- Happily Adopted: Was an orphan and adopted by her current family. She's very happy with it.
- Hidden Depths:
- Several episodes show she's actually surprisingly well versed when it comes to construction work. While everyone helps fix up the house in "Tea Party", Patch is the only one other than Logan and his family shown doing the actual construction work as opposed to painting or raking the yard. In "The Great Lemonade Stand Wars", she's the one to built their lemonade stand, which looked to involve plenty of wood work, and in "Princess Problem" had started a project to build a playground for the orphanage she came from. Her father is shown to work with construction materials, implying she got it from him.
- She's actually an orphan, and so Happily Adopted she's scared of the prospect of being reunited with her birth parents and being separated from her adopted ones.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Often the heart of gold wasn't too far beneath the surface, but sometimes her friends would have to force it to the surface.
- Orphanage of Love: Grew up in one until she was adopted. She still thinks fondly of the place and has friends there, to the point she lead the group in constructing a playground for the place and the orphan ponies that live there.
- The Prankster: Loves being a practical joker.
- Weirdness Magnet: For some reason attracting the rare fantastical moments in show. Met a ghost, helps find a lost princess which involved a magical crown, and is the only one to see a group of pegasi and an alicorn.
- Why Did It Have To Be Mice?: Implied in one episode, where, in a song about secrets, she admits having almost fainted at the sight of a mouse, despite usually being considered brave.
Highly superstitious and gullible, as well as a tremendous klutz and crybaby. Prone to wild swings of fortune. Pink-haired and lilac-skinned.
- Born Lucky: Despite her bad luck, things always work out for her... in the end.
- Born Unlucky: The poor, poor, Clover. Her own unsecurity, gullible nature and rampant superstition only makes it worse.
- The Chick
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- The Ditz: Superstitious, scattered brained, and indecisive. No pony in this lot fits the profile better.
- I Just Want to Be Special: She's love to be a star ballerina like her sister, but...
- The Klutz: Despite her luck, she tends to be very klutzy.
- Only One Name: The only pony to avert this, as her family's surname was mentioned in "Sister of the Bride". However, fans end up calling her "Clover Bloom" a la two-word names like Apple Bloom from FIM; it's really less that and more of a human-style first name/last name situation. No one says "Hey, Clover Bloom!" Rather, Clover comes from a family called the Blooms.
- Successful Sibling Syndrome: Her older sister is a famous and talented ballerina, while Clover is well aware of being The Klutz. As a result she feels like she's The Unfavorite and in her sister's shadow. Turns out the former isn't true and her sister is very encouraging to her in her own pursuits.
- The Unfavorite: Her deepest fear, however unfounded, thanks to her sister being a talented and graceful ballerina.
- Winds of Destiny, Change
Loves cooking, food and writing in her diary, and dreams of becoming a fashion model. Has a large family with several younger siblings and at least one older sister. Yellow with purple hair.
- Acrofatic: Bon Bon is surprisingly athletic in spite of her size. She roller skates with the girls and can keep up whenever she has to run.
- Big Eater: Which maybe could explain her shifting model and shifting weight between episodes.
- The Big Guy: According to the Five-Man Band anyway.
- Cant Get Away With Nothing: In "Bon-Bon's Diary", she cheats on a math test and is racked by guilt afterward. Doesn't help that she wrote about it in her diary, which Teddy finds and Blackmails her with.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Era-Specific Personality: FiM Bon Bon is a background character who's got a different voice every day.
- Green Around the Gills: Bon Bon tends to suffer from motion-sickness (air sickness in "Up Up And Away" and sea sickness in "Sweet Heart's Birthday"), and it is normally depicted in this fashion.
- Irony: Her first focus episode has her Playing Sick. It turns out later she suffers from motion-sickness, which comes up several times.
- "I Want" Song: "The Best Dream", Bon-Bon's song in "The Masquerade" about her dream of becoming a model.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Worried about this.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Cheating on her math test results in her feeling this way. So does Playing Sick, and accidentally slipping her lemonade recipe to Ace and company. I'ts a general rule of thumb that while Bon Bon might do morally wrong things, her conscious won't let her actually go through with it.
- Playing Sick: Bon-Bon does this in "Too Sick to Notice" after one of her younger brothers catches the flu and the rest of the family dotes on him to the point she feels ignored.
- Purple Eyes
- Ship Tease: With Teddy "Bon Bon's Diary".
- Supreme Chef: Is shown to be an excellent chef on several occasions.
- Sweet Tooth: Is often shown snacking on something sweet.
An athletic, confident jock, the most popular guy at their school. Gold-skinned with blond hair.
An impulsive show-off who acts out to get attention. Secretly sleeps with a teddy bear. Has blue skin and an orange mohawk.
Voiced by: Shane Meier
Shyer than the other boys and prefers reading to roughhousing. Though the guys can influence him to act up, he frequently sides with the girls, partly to impress his crush, Bright Eyes. Has dark blue skin and crimson hair.
Voiced by: Kate Robbins
- Cool Teacher: Not an obvious example, but she definitely has her moments. She is also definitely this to Starlight.
- Crazy-Prepared: She records all of her lessons on tape and keeps them in her desk ready for use should she fall ill.
- The Mentor: She serves as this to Starlight, and sometimes to the other ponies.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Decided that turning the class court exercise into a chance for Teddy to prove he was innocent of stealing Melody's boom box instead of just assuming the class bad boy was guilty when he was accused is just one instance of this. She also later is understanding of Bon Bon cheating on a test and can see how wracked with guilt she is when she comes clean on her own, and instead of flunking her on the spot gives her a second chance to take the test after school.
- Stern Teacher: Believe it or not, this is actually a part of what makes her a Cool Teacher.
The Mane Sevens' Families
- Cool Big Sis: Meadowlark to Clover. When Clover worries that her clumsiness will ruin her ballet dancing, Meadowlark boosts her confidence.
- Disappeared Dad: Implied with Melody's family. Only her mother is ever seen, and when Patch explains why she wouldn't like to leave her adoptive parents, she asks her if she would be okay with leaving her mother, implying she's the only guardian.
- Flat Character: While they show up frequently, there's not really much to them. In fact, of the whole lot, Clover's father was the one to receive the most characterization.
- Free-Range Children: Melody's twin sisters, Jing-a-Ling and Ting-a-Ling, are young enough to sit in high chairs and need a babysitter, but during the "Boys, boys, boys!" song, they are seen crossing the street completely on their own.
- Good Parents: The show did tend to dabble in many, many conventions of children's shows and sitcoms of it's time. It did, however, offer a refreshing take concerning the parents of the girls. They weren't dorky, busy, abusive, embarrassing, evil, overbearing, overprotective, neglectful, only equine, absent or dead (excepting only Patch's case for the latter, and she's Happily Adopted), squicky, lost, or even remotely useless. Rather, the girls all come from loving and healthy households that offer legitimately good advice, and any punishments they dish out are almost always warranted.
- Parental Favoritism: Completely averted. The parents are Good Parents that love their children equally.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Pretty much all the parents shown.
- Starving Artist: Clover's father.
- Chekhov's Gunman:
- Mr. Tidwell, the school janitor who briefly appears at the beginning of "Stand By Me", later turns out to be crucial in proving Teddy's innocence when it is revealed that he simply put Melody's allegedly stolen cassette player in the lost and found bin after she left it at the playground.
- The camera pony from "The Masquarade" who was filming everyone at the school party turned out to be conveniently useful later when Bon Bon believed everyone was laughing at her costume and his footage just happened to have all the right moments needed to show her they were actually laughing at Patch's antics.
- Merchandise-Driven: Some of the characters were actually based on MLP toys they were meant to advertise:
- The members of Melody's garage band, The Rockin' Beats, come from the "Rockin Beat'" set, in which they all play guitars and one of them is a unicorn.
- The group of pegasi and an alicorn that save Patch and Bon Bon in "Up, Up and Away" come from the "Glow 'n Show" set.
- There are three different one-shot families of four that come from the Family Friends series, each of them having one extra character created specifically for the cartoon added to the original toy line-up of the father, the mother and the baby:
- The Barrington family from "The Tea Party", with Logan added as the older sibling and the last name changed from the original "Berrytown".
- The Meadowsweet family from "Blue Ribbon Blues", with Corny added as the older sibling and the baby aged up.
- The Sunbright family from "Ponies in Paradise", with Moki added as the older sibling and the baby aged up and changed to a boy.
- The Voice: Teddy's mother is briefly heard in "Shop Talk", but never seen.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Logan Barrington gets accepted into the girls' clubhouse in the same episode in which it opened, and then is never seen around it again, or anywhere else for that matter.