Characters / My Little Unicorn

Just like the show this fanfic is loosely based on, My Little Unicorn has Loads and Loads of Characters. Among these are...

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Space Ponies

    Space Ponies in General 
  • Always Lawful Good: Mykan claims that the Space Ponies are this. Their actions, particularly their treatment of Ace Ray, prove otherwise.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Everyone in Unicornicopia dresses up in ridiculous Power Rangers bodysuits.
  • Holier Than Thou: Starfleet has strong shades of this. They're seen questioning the morality of everything except their own actions.
  • Informed Attribute:
    • 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 just 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.
  • Magic Knight: Applies to all the winged unicorns, especially Rhymey.
  • Master Race: The Space Ponies and their "god" known as Grand Ruler are seen as that. They themselves have no problem calling others out on how inferior they are to them because they live on the ground alone.
  • Petting Zoo People: They're depicted as having humanoid bodies with pony heads stuck on top.
  • 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).
    Lightning Dawn 

The Grand Ruler's student, who, unlike other Space Ponies, is unable to use magic.

  • Author Avatar
  • Birthday Hater: Due to his fifth one being the day all other members of his race were killed by Serpentari.
  • 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.
  • Flat Character
  • 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.
  • Last of His Kind: Is an Enticorn, explaining his lack of magical ability inherent to alicorns.
  • 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.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: While his Enticorn powers make him nearly as strong as Celesto, he has a difficult time controlling himself
  • Un-Sorcerer: Until he starts wielding the Uniforce. And discovering 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 

    Starla Shine 
  • 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.
  • invoked 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.

    Rhymey 
"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.
  • Expy: Of Muffy Mouse.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Artie 
  • Art Attacker
  • 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

    Buddy Rose 

    Cookie Dough 
"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

  • 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: Star Fleet 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.
  • Meaningful Name
  • Put on a Bus: He only makes one appearance in the third "season".
  • Supreme Chef: His talent, described as follows on his profile.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't play any role in the sequels. According to Word of God that`s because he had no idea how to use him anymore.

    Dyno and Mite 

    Brain 

    Abra-Kadabra 

    Inquirius 

    Dr. Penny Sisi Sillion 
Unicornicopia's doctor.
  • Expy: Of Nurse Redheart.
  • 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).

    Cerise 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    Celestia 

    Twilight Sparkle 

    Applejack 

    Rarity 
  • Distress Ball
  • 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.
  • The Magic Touch: In one part of My Brave Pony: Star Fleet 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

    Pinkie Pie 

    Fluttershy 

    Rainbow Dash 

    Spike 

    Luna 

    Cadance 

    Ace Ray 
  • 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: Star Fleet 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.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After essentially being brainwashed in the original version, he reacts this way to memories of his past actions.
  • Rage Within The Machine: One of the only Equestrian ponies who isn't completely wowed by Starfleet. Quite the opposite, really.
  • Straw Loser
  • 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.

    Brass Bolt 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Allies

    Krysta 
  • 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: Star Fleet 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
  • 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
  • Plagiarism: In a Youtube video introducing the characters her design was a recolor of a Deviant ART picture depicting Fluttershy as a human.
  • Super Strength: Word of God said she can lift 3,000 times her own weight.
  • 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
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Twilight expresses qualms about killing Starfleet's enemies.
    Krysta: "Twilight, I like you, but… sometimes I think you really need to wake up and stop kidding yourself."

    Twink 
  • Remember the New Guy: He is Krysta's adopted son, who suddenly appears with no foreshadowing in My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II, Episode 1. When asked about why he suddenly appears, Mykan answered "New characters get thrown in all the time (everyone knows that)".

    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
  • 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.

Villains

    Titan 
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The initial main antagonist.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Super Smoke: Smoke of Pain, one of Mysterious's powers.
  • Terrible Trio
  • Vain Sorceress: Dementia's obsession with her looks is her defining trait.
  • 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.

    Nightmare Moon 

    Discord 
  • Killed Off for Real
  • 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.

    Queen Chrysalis 

    The Changeling Captain/Fratello 

    Distraught 

    Melantha 

    Frosteye 

    Phaedra 

    Harkin 
  • 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.
  • 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: Star Fleet Magic III, he and Raven team up.
  • Worthy Opponent: Harkin sees Lightning as one.

    Raven 

    King Sombra/Dusk Shine 
  • Bad Boss: Yells at and threatens his minions quite a bit.
  • Big Bad: Of My Brave Pony: Star Fleet 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.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain

    The Dark King 
  • Conqueror from 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.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain
  • 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 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

    The Cardinals 

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

    Tirek 
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • 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
  • 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.

    Princess Avyanna 

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