My Little Pony Tales Characters
StarlightAn 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 as a Beauty Salon and Ice Cream Shop, so she serves as this one 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.
SweetheartA sweet-natured 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Verbal Tic: "Really truly"
MelodyThe 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!
- 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.
Bright EyesThe 'smart one' who likes looking at things logically whenever possible. Orange haired and cyan-skinned.
- Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Subverted when Melody tarts her up to get Lancer's attention; it completely backfires, leading to a standard Be Yourself moment.
- Granola Girl
- Relationship Upgrade: Bright Eyes and Lancer became an Official Couple after "Roll Around the Clocks".
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: With Lancer
- The Smart Guy
- Twice Shy
PatchThe 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
- Cloudcuckoolander: She has her moments.
- Happily Adopted
- 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.
- The Prankster
- 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.
CloverHighly 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
- Dojikko/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
- 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.
- The Unfavorite: Her deepest fear, however unfounded, thanks to her sister being a talented and graceful ballerina.
- Winds of Destiny, Change
Bon BonLoves 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.
- 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
- Sweet Tooth
AceAn athletic, confident jock, the most popular guy at their school. Gold-skinned with blond hair.
- The Ace: Heck, he's NAMED Ace!
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Aware of this and Invoked it when giving Lancer an Unnecessary Makeover, only to see it crash and burn. Failed to understand why Lancer just acting normally worked where being a jerk failed.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Despite his fangirls, he's most interested in Melody, who doesn't return his affections.
- Big Man on Campus
- The Charmer: Well aware of his popularity and abuses it to get what he wants, such as flirting with Bon-Bon until he got her lemonade recipe. Wonder where we've seen this before.
- Hidden Depths: Turns out later on he's a pony scout and has decent survival experience.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Likes to introduce conflict just for the sake of competing, and doesn't always play fair, but can work with the girls if necessary.
- Jerk Jock
- Toxic Friend Influence: How he ropes Teddy into being his partner in crime. Lancer is also susceptible to this, though more likely to turn on him when he feels he's gone too far.
TeddyAn impulsive show-off who acts out to get attention. Secretly sleeps with a teddy bear. Has blue skin and an orange mohawk.
- '90s Hair: Sports a mohawk.
- Cool Shades
- Dark Secret: How he views his teddy bear, as he's afraid the other guys would never let him hear the end of it.
- Fiery Redhead
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be a sweet guy deep down, but Sweet Heart is generally the one to bring it out. He also did gradually show more of the heart of gold thanks to her over time.
- The Klutz
- The Prankster
- Security Blanket
- Ship Tease: With Bon Bon in "Bon Bon's Diary".
- Small Name, Big Ego: Likes to show off and boast, but he often isn't as great as he claims to be.
- Tsundere: Only feels comfortable showing his softer side around his girlfriend Sweetheart.
LancerShyer 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.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Subverted, as he usually disapproves of Ace's bad behavior and is shown to be completely right in condemning it.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted, he's the quietest and most polite of the boys.
- The Lancer: Is Ace's Foil and complete opposite, and often calls him out when he does something wrong.
- Lonely Rich Kid: His family is very wealthy, but his parents spend more time traveling than they do with him.
- Nice Guy
- Redundant Romance Attempt: Submitted to an Unnecessary Makeover into a Jerk Jock in order to get Bright Eyes' attention when she already had a crush on him. Successfully made the Relationship Upgrade after choosing to be himself.
- Spoiled Sweet: Is rich enough to have access to a yacht, but is the nicest of the trio.
- Twice Shy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 human, 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.