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Space Ponies in General
- Always Lawful Good: The Space Ponies are always good and right; everyone else is either evil or wrong.
- Flat Characters: "[Character] is/does [their one personality trait]. That's it."
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Everyone in Unicornicopia dresses up in ridiculous Power Rangers bodysuits.
- 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 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.
- Petting Zoo People: They're depicted as having humanoid bodies with pony heads stuck on top.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flat Character: He's Celesto's protegé. That's it.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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
- 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.
- 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".
- Man Child: 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".
- 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
- The Archer: Wields a bow.
- Death by Origin Story: Her parents.
- Expy: Of Rarity.
- Flat Character: She loves Lightning and astronomy. That's it. 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.
- 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".
- Plagiarism: She is just Rarity.
- One of her attacks is named "Star Shower" and is a series of shooting stars that look like lightning bolts. It is, word for word, the attack of the same name used by Pegasusmon.
- 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: See Meaningful Name above.
- 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. Yes. Really.
- More specifically, an Identical Stranger from space that looks and talks like her.
- Family Theme Naming: As it turns out, his entire family has rhyming names. The Odd Name Out is, ironically, Rhymey himself.
- Flat Character: He rhymes. That's all.
- Informed Ability: It's been stated that he makes great poetry and is a master swordsman. 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 personality is that he makes art.
- 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.
- Simple Staff: His weapon of choice was changed to this in the rewrite.
- "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, and out of those, he only gets to fight once. 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: He's a chef, and that's about it.
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.
- Expies: Of Mas Y Menos.
- Flat Characters: Their personality consists of them speaking a couple of Spanish words and liking to blow stuff up.
- Gratuitous Spanish: One of their main distinguishing traits.
- Punny Name: On "Dynomite", referencing their penchant for Stuff Blowing Up.
- "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. That's it.
- 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.
- Expy: Of Waldo the Magnificent.
- Flat Character: He's a magician. That's it.
- 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.
- Stage Magician: His schtick 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. This sounds familiar somehow...
- Flat Character: She asks questions. That's it.
- Shout-Out: Named after the species/homeworld of a Power Ranger mentor; see Expy above.
- 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: She's a doctor. That's it.
- 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: She's the captain of the guard. That's it.
- 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 it.
- Living Statue: He's a statue unintentionally brought to life by Abra's magic.
- 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: She's a prison warden. That's it.
- Identical Stranger: Described as being very similar to Cadence.
- Series Continuity Error: 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.
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.
- Flat Characters: As a result of the Flanderization, they can also be summed up as "[Character] is/does [their one personality trait]. That's it."
- 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: She loves Grand Ruler. That's it.
- 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.
- The Chew Toy: Probably even more so than Cadance; at least the latter is still alive.
- Chickification: She is a fairly competent leader and mage in canon, but here she's stuck playing second fiddle to Lightning Dawn.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Lightning's arms.
- 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 loves making dresses and is melodramatic. That's it.
- 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.
- Took a Level in Dumbass
- 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: She acts like a child. That's it.
- 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 loves Rhymey. That's it.
- 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.
- Demoted to Extra: After the first Starfleet Magic, Luna seldom appears.
- Winged Unicorn: As an alicorn, she has wings and a horn.
- 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: The amount of abuse heaped on her through the series is staggering.
- Distress Ball: Perhaps even more so than the other princesses.
- 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. It doesn't take a psychologist to see that that's not 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.
- 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!"
- 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.
- Deus ex Machina: The Uniforce.
- 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. That's it.
- Identity Amnesia: Krysta isn't even her full name, just the partial fragment she remembers. She's Queen Krystalline of the world of Luminous.
- The Load: She's more of a hindrance to the others than anything.
- Magic Knight: Supposedly, she can combine magical and physical ability in combat.
- Plagiarism: In a Youtube video introducing the characters, it was shown her design was a recolor of a Deviant ART picture depicting Fluttershy as a human.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- Flat Character: He is completely ungrateful and abrasive to people who want to help him. That's it.
- Jerkass: He's... not very personable, to say the least.
- 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. That's it.
- 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
- Flat Character: He's a gardener. That's it.
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: She loves Celesto Grandruler. That's it.
- Freudian Excuse: Celestia's ill temper is a result of the death of her prized racehorse.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, Principal Celestia is stated to have become grouchy and tyrannical following the death of her pet horse, Bud, but 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.
Human Twilight Sparkle
Human Pinkie Pie
Human Rainbow Dash
Spike The Dog
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. That's it.
- 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 the author. See Card-Carrying Villain to realize what he really is.
- Obviously Evil: Just take a look at his character portrait.
- 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 has bizarre abilites. Rep-Stallion is evil and stupid. Dementia is evil and obsessed with her appearance. That's it.
- 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.
- Living Shadow: Mysterious.
- 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-Pony?: 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.
- Flat Character: He's evil. That's it.
- 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: She's evil. That's it.
- 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
- Back from the Dead: Fratello's ghost joins back with his replacement robot body.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: His name is a rather unfortunate one. "Big brother" in Italian would either be 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.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul
- Expy: Of Frax
- Flat Character: He's evil, but used to be good. That's it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Affably Evil: Distraught has no problem holding parties and serving ice cream to the very same ponies that he plans on destroying.
- Flat Character: He wants to avenge his father. That's it.
- 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.
- 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 no characterization at all.
- 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.
- An Ice Person: As his name suggests, he mainly uses ice powers to fight.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Last seen getting buried via a cave-in.
- Dumb Muscle: Granted, none of the villains here are exactly The Chessmaster or even Genius Bruisers, but Frosteye still stands out for being derided as this by his fellows.
- Flat Character: He has ice powers and is kind of stupid. That's it.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: His colleagues don't exactly think very highly of him.
- 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.
- Pony Popsicle: He had been trapped in a frozen cavern for a century by Princess Celestia due to being a mocker.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: Can transform his right arm into an ice lance.
- 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. That's it.
- 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: He wants to fight strong opponents. That's it.
- 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. That's it.
- 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.
- 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.
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: He's evil. That's it.
- 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.
The Dark King
- 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.
- Flat Character: He's evil. That's it.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Like Titan before him, he wants to do evil things For the Evulz.
- 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 goes back in time to try and prevent Starfleet from winning in the past.
- 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.
- Flat Characters: They're evil. That's it.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Esroh Dab gets killed before he can turn good.
- 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.
- Sdrawkcab Name
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
- Blow You Away: Buster Beak
- Boxing... Rabbit?: 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 evil. That's it.
- Gemstone Assault: Big Bull's Gem Missile.
- Kevlard: Boar Bottoms.
- Monsters of the Week
- 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.
- 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
- Flat Character: He's evil. That's it.
- 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.
The Phantom of Magic/Dr. Emil Kudos
- The Dragon: To Tirek
- Flat Character: He's evil because he got dumped. That's it.
- Love Makes You Evil: Dr. Kudos became evil because a pony named Peach Berry rejected him for another pony with magical powers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Starfleet Humans Villains
Equestrian Flash Sentry
- Adaptation Species Change: Equestrian pony 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: He's evil. That's it.
- 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. That's it.
- 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.
- Flat Characters: They're evil. That's it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Five-Bad Band: Subverted. While there are five of them, they don't get nearly enough characterization to qualify for the trope, and are more of a collective Big Bad.
- Flat Characters: They're evil. That's it.
- 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.
- Sssssnaketalk: Scales talks this way.
- 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.)