Most Lunaverse main characters are basically based on backgroundponies and one-shot/supporting characters from the original series, with canon!main characters appearing in minor roles. However, the world building has fleshed many of them out in different direction from the original show, while still retaining some personality tropes.Character page is still in progress, as new tropes are added along the characters gaining screen time, and may include accidental/non-marked spoilers.
The Element of Magic, the personal student of Princess Luna an the representative of her Night Court to Ponyville. Trixie is extroverted, but abrasive; outgoing, yet insecure. She is talented and knows it, and she wants everypony else to know it as well. She can be difficult to get along with at the best of times, but now that she has true friends, she is determined to keep them.
Accent Relapse: Returns to a French Creole accent (she was raised in Neigh Orleans) when she gets drunk.
In The Night After, she is disturbed when she (and most of the neighbors, in all likelyhood) hears Bon Bon and Lyra going at it; a few weeks later, in Helping...Hands?, she is still embarassed by the experience.
In A Hard Bargain, Cheerilee's off-hand comments about the "fun" her parents used to have make Trixie squirm.
Also, Word of God is that she's most likely asexual, though not adverse to forming close Platonic relationships.
Character Development: Before the events of Longest Night, Longest Day, and for a good chunk of that story as well, Trixie really wanted to be a corrupt, scheming manipulator in the Night Court. She just wasn't very good at it. Her friendship with the other Elements of Harmony has changed her dramatically for the better over the course of several months, though At the Grand Galloping Gala reminds us that there are many nobles in Canterlot who still vividly remember her as an egotistical, politically clumsy Jerkass.
Conspiracy Theorist: For Trixie, unless it's one of the other Elements, there is no gesture that cannot be construed as the product of the machinations of members of the Night Court in a bid to gain control of one or more of the Elements. Fortunately or unfortunately, she is frequently right.
Also unfortunately, for all her paranoia she doesnt realize just how corrupt the Night Court is as a whole.
Power Copying: Trixie learns spells "by ear"; that is, she learns how to cast spells by watching other ponies casting spells. The downside to this is that she's not very good at learning spells from spellbooks, the normal way.
Stage Magician: following in her grandfather's hoofsteps, though it's more of a hobby.
Third-Person Person: Occasionally, though not as often as her maneverse counterpart, and mostly only when she's deliberately trying to be dramatic
Weak, but Skilled: not overly powerful for having a special talent in magic, but she's creative and fluent caster and fast learner.
When All You Have Is a Hammer: In contrast to canon!Twilight, who can perform a very wide variety of spells, but not very well, Lunaverse!Trixie has a few select spells she can cast very effectively.
The Element of Generosity and a carrot farmer. While hard-working and compassionate friend, her selfless and introvert nature make her a bit too generous in a business sense. As a rather struggling low-scale farmer, she's envious of the Apple clan and their success.
Our most popular background pony, now a main character.
The Element of Kindness and a ever hard-working mail mare in Ponyville's post office, who knows everypony and wants everypony to get along. Single mother and would fly to the end of the universe for her dear daughter, Dinky Doo.
Almighty Janitor: Isn't a post master, but knows every detail in the job well enough to claim the office her own "Castle Doo".
Claustrophobia: Not known to do well in enclosed spaces; this causes problems when having to rescue Trixie in "Through the Fire and Flames''.
Education Mama: The idea of Dinky getting hurt is one thing; the idea of Dinky settling for less because Mommy is a dimwit worried about nothing gets to be quite another.
Good Parent: "Fact: Dinky Doo has the best mother in the world, and Dinky Doo is fully aware of this."
Heroic Self-Deprecation: Was reluctant to accept the Element of Kindness at first because of her teenage affair with Sparkler's (and Dinky's) father, which led to a pregnancy and the divorce of Sparkler's parents.
Mama Bear: Don't even think of hurting her daughter. Otherwise you might just end up being dropped from the sky.
My Beloved Smother: In "Exam Jitters", she shows signs of becoming overly protective when an accident she couldn't possibly have foreseen leaves her so worried about protecting Dinky that she lies her ass off about how horrible Manehatten is when Dinky gets the chance to attend an elite school. Cheerilee is not ecstatic.
The Element of Loyalty, Lyra is a laid-back, easygoing musician and (suitably) utterly devoted friend. In the beginning of the story, she returned to her home town Ponyville with Trixie after studying three years in Canterlot, reuniting with her longtime marefriend BonBon.
Brilliant, but Lazy: While patient and thorough in what she does, she can be also carefree and has some problems with deadlines. She also seems to be stronger than Trixie in terms of raw magic power.
Lethal Chef: The reason why BonBon cooks for both of them.
Magic Music: she's a professional musician, and has studied magic in Luna's school for Gifted Unicorns.
Secret of Andalantis also mentions spellsongs, aka. literal magic music, as her specialty in spellcasting.
Power of Trust: she inspires Octavia to overpower Blueblood's mercenaries, even though she's a mile away. Octavia knows that Lyra would have faith in her, and that's all she needs.
The Reliable One: as the element suggests, she's more or less everypony's friend.
Taking the Bullet: She takes one for Cheerilee in Longest Night, Longest Day. Luckily, it proves her to be the Element of Loyalty, and she's fine.
Waiting for a Break: Implied, when Trixie tends to think her as a Starving Artist (especially in earlier stories) and invokes this trope to get her to do favors. Eventually subverted as Lyra does make a living with her music.
Mighty Glacier: Slow and clumsy for a pegasus, but stronger than many earth ponies.
Never Live It Down: invoked The one time she really lost it and assaulted somepony in anger led to broken bones, hospitalization and a restraining order. She had to live with the reputation until her family moved away from Cloudsdale, but she still regrets it.
Suppressed Rage: Due to what happened in the past, she does her best to control her temper.
Fire-Forged Friends: In a sense, with Dinky Doo, her half-sister. The two are both innocent victims of a scandal involving their parents, and the shared pain - and opening up to each other - seems to have brought them closer together
Friendly Address Privileges: Only her friends call her Sparkler. Which works as a sign of warming terms between her and Ditzy, when Ditzy calls her that. It's still on a bit uncomfortable territory, however.
Kid Sidekick: Trixie's little assistant in her stage magic shows.
The Leader: Type II/IV hybrid among the "Foal 6" in Foalish Misadventures, charismatic enough to get the aid of children who otherwise wouldn't have anything to do with one another, and levelheaded enough to identify the problem and keep them on task.
Pegasus. Animal caretaker, extreme introvert, but friends with Ditzy, Dinky, and Rainbow Dash. Real name Fluttering Posey.
Broken Bird: Just as in the Mane Six's world, Flight School was a never-ending source of torment and misery for the poor dear. Based on her terror that her Crash into Hello with Thunderlane will lead to another round of mockery despite his probably thinking that she's an unusually shy tourist, she still bears the scars.
Character Development: Eventually grows more comfortable around Carrot Top after CT gives her the antidote for Poison Joke. Later, in Tales of Ponyville, she not only allows herself to be taken out to the spa, but starts to develop a friendship with Rarity without the aid of one of her existing friends. And in Season 2 in A Concert For Ponyville gathers the courage to perform in the concert with her birds and Octavia.
Hypercompetent Sidekick / Crazy-Prepared: He's very good at his job, and always carry copies of every legal form from the disaster relief book. With Corona on the loose, Trixie in charge, and Ponyville being... Ponyville, they get a lot of use.
Genius Ditz: While appearing kinda daft, Snails has shown a surprising knowledge of botany and other wildlife. Justified as he spends a lot time in the woods, and Raindrops has made sure he knows about dangerous and/or poisonous plants and animals.
Earth pony, and Bonbon's sister. Has a speech impediment.
Ponyville: Other Adults
Earth pony. Local head of the Apple Trust corporation. Deeply concerned about the well-being of her enterprise.
Cool Big Sis: Tries to be one for Applebloom. It doesn't always work out so well, as seen in Carrot Top Season.
In the Blood: It's implied in "Carrot Top Season" that Applejack's Moral Myopia tendencies aren't unique to her - it appears that many other members of the Apple Trust have them as well.
Lonely at the Top: her relentless work for securing the Trust's productivity has left her isolated from the community, who view her greedy and selfish.
Moral Myopia. Honestly seems to believe that Sweet Apple Acres is vital to the town's future. This leads her to believe that anyone who wants to compete with her wants ponies to starve to death.
Skewed Priorities: The reason that that's nuts is because it makes her look like an elephant screaming about the peril that a mouse represents.
Shrouded in Myth: The reason that she cannot see that is that she's based her whole life on a family legend on how the Apples saved Equestria centuries ago. The legend's accuracy is debatable; its effect of her isn't.
Irony: According to the real legend (at least as far as Granny Smith claims), Equestria was saved by the farms banding together and helping each other out. Which is exactly what Carrot Top and the other small farms are doing now, and what Applejack is so opposed to.
Is That What He Told You?: She tells Carrot Top how the Apples really 'saved' the kingdom. Instead of Applejack's version of how the Apples saved the country due to overwhelming strength, the Apple Trust started out as a small farm that had gotten its neighbors to band together in a time of crisis.
Really 700 Years Old: Implied. In the above-mentioned scene Carrot Top also wonders that Granny Smith told the story as if she had been there herself... hundreds of years ago. Downplayed mildly in that she actually looks like an old mare.
Earth pony, father of Scootaloo. Owner and proprietor of the local Wagon Repair shop.
Earth pony. Mayor of Ponyville.
Pegasus. Former member of the Royal Guard, he was injured in a skirmish with griffins. His special talent is following orders to the letter.
Earth pony. Hyperactive party-loving pony who's always ready to throw another party. And another. And another. And...
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Trixie calls her out on her not stopping to do things like finding out what ponies really like or telling them what's going on before bounding off on a sugar-fueled tangent.
Reality Ensues: Since she's not the Element of Laughter in this continuity, and often forgets to take other ponies' wants into account, her behavior tends to come across as bothersome rather than delightful.
Pegasus. Weather manager of Ponyville and slacker extraordinaire. Friend of Fluttershy's, constant headache for Raindrops.
Raindrops: "That buck-all attitude is half the problem with the weather captain we’ve got back in Ponyville. She’s got connections in Cloudsdale, she knows she won’t ever be fired…so it means she can goof off and be lazy whenever she wants."
In Tales of Ponyville, she sees no problem with ruining everypony's day with lots of unscheduled rain if it means Fluttershy can go to the spa without having to deal with passersby.
Unicorn. Fashion designer. Very generous, but potentially hiding a manipulative nature.
Cuteness Proximity: Upon meeting Fluttershy for the first time, she immediately starts gushing over her and making plans to have her model... without getting her consent, or noticing how uncomfortable she's making the shy pegasus.
Taking Advantage of Generosity: Played with: while she can still be quite generous herself, she isn't afraid to invert this to make others perform certain favors for her...
Pegasus. Fire chief of Ponyville. He's an older professional firepony who leads a crew of volunteers.
Pegasus. Post Master for Ponyville (and therefore Ditzy Doo's boss).
Pegasus, weather pony, had a fling with Carrot Top, now friend
Unicorn. Magical prodigy of immense power and knowledge. No social skills to speak of. Formerly wanted by the law of Equestria for wrecking the town and currently serving a term of community service as the town's librarian. Shining Armor's little sister.
Accentuate the Negative: When trying to explain to Spike why Trixie and the rest of the Luna Six aren't worthy bearers of the Elements, Twilight lists all of their flaws while blanking out on any sort of positive traits they might have.
Accidental Public Confession: In her shock at the climatic events of Boast Busted, she blurts out that she summoned the Ursa Minor to Ponyville just to get revenge on Trixie in front of everypony present. Public opinion promptly turns against her.
Adaptational Villainy: The whole Lunaverse basically started with the switch in roles of Trixie and Twilight.
Anti-Villain: Despite the antagonistic role, she's essentially a well-meaning pony who's just misguided by her mechanical worldview and inability to see the other side of the coin.
Big Brother Worship: Her respect for Shining Armor is not only why she selected Silverstar as her 'superior' element of Harmony, it's why she rejected the idea that some lazy musician could possibly be the Element of Loyalty when someone like BBBFF would be a much better fit.
Break the Haughty: As of her latest appearance (in the Mane Six's world), starting to realize that it could just be that Trixie just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Broken Pedestal: Was actually looking forward to meeting the bearer of the Element of Magic... until she actually met Trixie.
Dramatically Missing The Point: Her stated reason for hating Trixie is that the charlatan and her band of thugs failed to do what Luna "clearly" intended them to and banish Corona back into the Sun. Once she does the "right" thing, she's quite confident that Luna will reward her. (To be fair, she's like most Equestrians in that she hasn't the blindest idea that Luna wants to cure Corona of her madness; she just has more ability to make a mess of things trying to save the world.)
Failed a Spot Check: Without friends to calm her down or ground her in reality, she tends to miss the obvious when it's staring her right in the muzzle.
Friendless Background: This is Twilight if she never went to Ponyville. A socially awkward shut in who never learned the magic of friendship and spent her whole life in the pursuit of knowledge.
Ignored Epiphany: During Chance Encounter, she allows as how perhaps she could have handled her meeting with Trixie better for a second or two but dismisses the possibility. It takes until she goes to the Mane Six's world for the realization she'd played her cards atrociously to stick.
In Spite of a Nail: Despite her original rocky start with the locals, she's the local librarian and, since she's the only pony to smash things to try to make amends, making friends with some of the townsfolk.
Mistaken for Racist: One of the more spectacularly graceless things Trixie did when the two of them first met was provoke Twilight into saying something borderline tribalist; given that she'd later tell Tootsie Flute flat out that Dinky and Snail's blood was not impure merely because they have a Pegasus for a parent despite what her parents told her, this is something Trixie has to live down.
The Rival: Views herself as such to Trixie after Boast Busted, eventually planning on forming her own Elements of Harmony to prove her superiority.
They Just Dont Get It: Twilight cannot understand how Trixie could be the element of magic when she isn't even more powerful than herself, and admits she can't understand Trixie's explanation that its her connection to her friends that makes her worthy and not how many spells she knows.
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Played with. when Twilight finally comes to live in Ponyville, she's convinced everypony there will hate her. Turns out that Ponyville gets attacked by monsters so much, though, that nopony really cares all that much, and the fact that she's actually come back to try and make amends actually puts her a leg-up over some of the other things Ponyville's had to deal with
Real Name as an Alias: When recruiting ponies to form her own team (excluding the first), Twilight introduces herself Tenebrosity Scintillation which is a long winded synonym of her real name.
Ron the Death Eater: invoked Just how villainous she actually is has been under debate ever since Boast Busted. In-universe, though the ponies of Ponyville remember what she did with the Ursa Minor, they don't particularly hold it against her given how often this kind of stuff just happens in Ponyville.
Start My Own: More or less the core of her plan in Elements of Insanity. While that fic is still unfinished, Twilight later laments in Crisis on Two Equestrias that it didn't turn out so well, not that such an outcome should be all that surprising.
Teleportation: Her mastery of this enables her to evade capture and keep running away from her problems and issues rather than facing them.
Tired of Running: Comes to this conclusion at the end of Crisis, deciding to turn herself in and face the consequences of her actions.
No Social Skills: Scootalong to the Cheer reveals that most of Diamond Tiara's abrasiveness and hostility is a defensive facade to cover up her insecurity and awkwardness around other ponies. Especially Scootaloo.
Pet the Dog: After confirming several times that Dinky really did earn all those bits by herself with hard work, compliments her on a job well done. (Though she also makes it very clear she doesn't want that being spread around at school, obviously!)
Vicious Cycle: Luna has seen it become infested by greedy, selfish 'nobles' before. Several times, in fact. Since she's unwilling to risk Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, she purges it through entirely legal means every few generations, fully aware future members will give into temptation again.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After cutting a deal with Zizanie and realizing that the corruption is worse than she could have thought, Luna reminds the Night Court that the Mayors of the towns and cities of Equestria could easily form a new, BETTER government than the one that currently exists.
Princess Luna Equestris
Alicorn. Ruler of Equestria, shephard of the moon, and caretaker of the sun. Trixie's teacher in the art of magic and politics. Corona's younger sister. Immortal and incredibly powerful.
Despair Event Horizon/Heroic BSOD: Suffered one after she banished Corona to the Sun, spending the next twelve years in a drunk, depressed rampage neglecting her responsibilities for Equestria. It took years of her to pull herself together and start stabilizing the kingdom from its near collapse.
Fatal Flaw: Low self-confidence, primarily because she knows how close she was to becoming the villain if Celestia hadn't done so first. This is why she allows the Vicious Cycle of corruption in the Night Court to continue, because she is terrified that she isn't strong enough to avoid Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. She gets called out on it in At the Grand Galloping Gala:
“You’re not scared of being seen as a tyrant, you’re scared of becoming one,even though you never would. You’re so afraid – that you’d rather just let Equestria go through these cycles then risk taking any real action, using any of your power. You’re afraid. All the time, you’re afraid. You’ve become used to it. You’re scared of yourself.”
The Fettered: Knows full well about the corruption in the Night Court, but steadfastly adheres to the law of the land instead of claiming autocratic power because that is how her sister fell.
I Need a Freaking Drink: Her reaction to dealing with all the wannabe Celestia imposters a scant twenty years after her sister's banishment.
Nailed To The Wagon: Unfortunately, she previously used a pair of Royal Commands to ensure she never overindulges, meaning her retainers are forced to deny her.
I Should Have Been Better: She opens the Grand Galloping Gala by personally apologizing to the citizens of Ponyville for letting the Night Court get as out of control as it did.
Living Forever Is Awesome: While she is saddened to see friends and acquaintances and even the occasional lover die, Luna accepts that she is immortal and does not regret it. Ponies die and she does not, and that's just how things are. Word of God is that this is in fact the default view of alicorns.
Princess Incognito: Is known to occasionally disguise herself as a mortal pony (or more than one, as in Longest Night, Longest Day) so that she can interact with her subjects as their equal rather than as their ruler.
Disproportionate Retribution: Thanks to what happened to Twilight Sparkle, he apparently wants all of Ponyville to suffer. Ditzy calls him out on it in At the Grand Galloping Gala, using her own motherhood to deflect his Thicker Than Water excuse.
Irrational Hatred: Of Trixie. She wasn't entirely to blame for Twilight becoming a wanted fugitive, yet he despises her for it all the same.
Collector of the Strange: Word of God is that she loves to collect rare and valuable things, and ponies too. She's especially fond of pegasus-unicorn hybrids, since they are very rare (only five or in existence at any given time) and they look kind of like alicorns.
Treasure City shows that she has at least two pegacorns (including one that looks almost exactly like Celestia), an earthicorn, a descendant of King Sombra (who has his shadow powers), a 4-winged pegasus, a null pony, and a half-pony, half-windigo hybrid.
She's had seven foals; Word of God is that this is a natural extension of her desire to collect.
At the Grand Galloping Gala even suggests that she collects provinces. She is the vicereine of both Califurlong and Palomino. For comparison, every other noble we've met has been in charge of only one province.
Evil Counterpart: Word of God is that she's this to Ditzy, in respect to their virtues of love and kindness. While Ditzy's love and kindness is altruistic, focused on those that she loves, Puissance only loves things insofar as they glorify or are valuable to her.
Evil Matriarch: Some of her kids tried to oppose or supplant her. They're all exiled far from Canterlot or worse.
Meaningful Name: In more ways than one. Puissance is a kind of horse competition involving difficult (but limited) jumping stunts. Puissance is also an obscure word meaning 'power'.
Taken Up to Eleven in At the Grand Galloping Gala, where her full name is revealed to be Puissance Noctilucent Optiebeurs-Golo. Optiebeurs Golo is the name of the horse that currently holds the world record for the puissance jump.
Please Put Some Clothes On: Wants this of Luna in At the Grand Galloping Gala. Not out of modesty at all; in fact, she fears being made to look like a fool out of touch with the commoners.
Drop the Hammer: He's seen with a big warhammer in 'Siege of Stalliongrad'. Jury's still out on whether or not he can use it.
Evil Counterpart: Word of God says that he might be this to Carrot Top, in regard to their virtues of generosity and altruism. Both are extremely selfless, but while Carrot Top is generous because she believes others have value and deserve help, Fisher is generous because he thinks that individuals do not have value, himself included, and only groups matter, so what he (and others) have must be sacrificed for the good of the group.
Evil Sounds Deep: His creator said that he thinks of Fisher sounding similar to Johan Schinkler, a bass singer with a very deep voice.
Fantastic Racism: Word of God is that he's a diehard tribalist who is morally offended that non-unicorns have as much power on the Court that they do.
Husky Russkie: Described as having a build more commonly found on earth ponies.
Irrational Hatred: For Trixie. He sees her as a lazy loafing layabout who squandered the opportunities Luna gave her and is recklessly endangering the nation by refusing to train for the battle with Corona everyone thinks is coming.
Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Spent four years in Stalliongrad, without any of his House's resources. This helped build him into the strong zealot he is now.
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: An unusually dark example. The rules he disregards include all manner of laws designed to protect innocents, and his sense of what's right, while sincere, is skewed by his own biases.
Supplementary material indicates that he burned down one of his own factories because he thought its resources could be better utilized elsewhere and knew that the bad press from shuttering a factory would impact his political bills (which, of course, he deemed were too important to national concerns to risk).
You Have Failed Me: Implied to happen to Captain Lightning, once he gets her to vote a certain way for what turns out to be a bogus reason.
Duchess Fragrant Posey
Pegasus. Duchess in the Night Court, related to Fluttershy.
Mama Bear: Wants to take Trixie to task for 'threatening' Fluttershy and temporarily abducting one of her chickens. The problem is that when Fragrant heard of this, she didn't understand that Trixie barely knew who Fluttershy was, and what she did know made her feel sorry for her.
Old Shame: She once accepted a bribe early in her career and, after Luna's asking if there is one honest pony in the Night Court, has the decency to say No.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Read Trixie the riot act for the incidents that flipped her Mama Bear switch, but was also willing to give her a little benefit of the doubt when Trixie gave her side of the story and swore that she bore Fluttershy no ill will.
Earth pony, Politician. A young and aggressive member of the Night Court.
Accentuate the Negative: His special talent of weeding makes him very good at finding ponies' weaknesses. He is lousy at noticing a pony's strengths. His inner monologue about Trixie in At the Grand Galloping Gala paints her as a seething mass of flaws and vices, copmletely ignoring all of the virtue she has displayed.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His father was a pony who continuously placed the welfare of the nation before himself, and spent fifty years doing everything he could for Equestria, and virtually nothing for himself. Not only does Greengrass think he was a loser, but he doesn't understand that his dad was trying to help others, as opposed to simply amassing power for himself. Also, when Lyra confronts him At the Grand Galloping Gala, he expresses the view that he cannot imagine the Element-bearers not wanting to use their status for political gain.
Evil Counterpart: An example of What Might Have Been. He wound up opposing Lyra more than the other Elements, and both exemplify loyalty — but while both are deathly loyal to their close friends and allies, Lyra is also loyal to those further away for her, while the Duke is quite willing to 'weed' anyone who isn't under his protection. He also harshly punishes those who are disloyal to him, while Lyra is more forgiving. However, because this arose late in the character's development, this aspect of the character wasn't as pronounced.
Irrational Hatred: Not for his enemy Trixie, but for traitors in general. He'll fire incompetent employees, but he will obliterate ones that betray him, even if the betrayal wasn't successful or meaningful.
Evil Counterpart: To Trixie, in regard to her Element of Magic. Both are minor political figures, but while Trixie uses her talents to help others, Blueblood's only interests are himself and restoring his family line to prominence.
Gut Feeling: His special talent is "direction", and expresses itself this way. As long as he follows his instincts and doesn't get too caught up in his own attempts at scheming, he tends to benefit.
A good example is at the Gala, when he accepts Pinkie Pie as his companion for the night. Since she keeps Zizanie and Raindrops from getting close enough to poison him with the Scourge, and she drinks his (spiked) punch before he can, he is spared from the effects of the Scourge.
Hidden Depths: His "Longest Night" side story shows that he's highly devoted to restore his family's old status, and he was the first in line to gather the unicorn nobility to help the Royal Guard against Corona.
Laser-Guided Karma: They abducted Apple Bloom. This was the final straw for Greengrass, who was worried that he'd be blamed (since they were technically working for him at the time). He thus had them sent to jail and put in solitary confinement so they can't tell anyone he hired them.
Put on a Bus: After they screw up in a major way, Greengrass frames them for treason and has them arrested.
Fighting from the Inside: She's been the victim of attempted brainwashing by two foes so far: a squad of mercenaries who try to immobilize her by flooding her mind with paralyzing, despairing thoughts, and a metal musician who uses magic music to try to force her to love his mediocre works. She fights them off both times. As one commentator noted, she has a mind like a steel trap.
Vicereine Puissance's chief of staff, and her bodyguard when Puissance is on her own territory. A pegasus-unicorn hybrid who looks almost exactly like Corona. Hated and feared by most who see her but 'loved' by Puissance, she will do anything for her master.
Discordian Unicorn. Spy, illusionist and a shape-shifter who worked for multiple members of the Night Court.
Body Horror: Of all of the ponies freaked out by her using her power to the fullest (and thus manifesting as a draconequus), she was the most disturbed of the lot.
Rich Idiot with No Day Job: a rich but naïve noble without any specific position nor property and Princess Luna's ears and eyes for the darker side of the Night Court, with tons of connections beneath the surface.
Fleur de Lis
Unicorn. Fancy Pant's companion. Appears to be an airhead.
Fan Nickname: Referred to in the comments section as "Upside-Down Fleur" due to how she usually goes about talking to Octavia. An "Ask Upside-Down Fleur" tumblr has been suggested.
Unicorn. Captain of the Royal Guard, Twilight Sparkle's older brother.
Barrier Warrior: Acts as a center-point in Canterlot's defense field against Corona, albeit with practically every unicorn in Canterlot helping to boost the spell. Even so, by himself his barriers are strong enough that even Twilight can't break through them without cracking the universe in the process.
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: His plan for Sweet Song's concert. If she succeeds, he'd get the credit as her primary caretaker while she'd embarrass herself by being mentally disabled. If she fails, it would be the end of her career and he'd be able to get rid of her. He didn't account that Luna might figure out he put her up to it.
Jerk Ass: He briefly considered just leaving to have his own life, but instead agreed to become his sister's agent specifically to ruin her life, taking pleasure in the fact that his actions make her cry uncontrollably at night and ultimately ruining her love of music.
The forty-ninth musician to try the Symphony for Moon and Sun, and the only such musician still alive when Octavia finally completed the work. Her ending emphasized Luna's despair and the sheer destruction of the battle.
Adaptational Angst Upgrade: in-universe. Compared to the previous attempts, her rendition of the symphony is a lot darker and sadder, focusing on Luna's Despair Event Horizon. She went a bit too far, however, describing it in almost nihilistic light.
Throw the Dog a Bone: out of all the failed performers of the symphony, Piano was probably most content with the outcome. She's also the only one alive to witness when Octavia stops the line of failed attempts by finishing the piece properly, gaining somewhat a closure for her own work too.
Unicorn. The twenty-seventh musician to try the Symphony for Moon and Sun. His ending emphasized Luna's magical prowess and skill.
The twelfth musician to try the Symphony for Moon and Sun. A scam artist. Her ending was flashy and glitzy, with no further themes.
A nation to the south of Equestria that is closely allied with them, and is ruled by Princess Cadance, Luna's daughter.
Mi Amore Cadenza
Alicorn. Princess of Cavallia, a land to Equestria's southeast. Apparently once believed herself to be the reincarnation of all things good about Celestia. All tropes below apply to her appearance in An Early Reunion, 980 years before the rest of the Lunaverse, unless otherwise stated.
Bi the Way: An Awkward Day, set approximately 700 years after An Early Reunion, has her mention that one of her previous spouses was a mare.
Though, note that this is quite common in the Lunaverse.
A Day in the Limelight: An Early Reunion is a distant prequel to the Lunaverse, taking place 980 years before the first episode, and focuses on the then-twenty-year-old's Mi Amore Cadenza's first meeting with Princess Luna.
Do Not Call Me Paul: Played with. Her adoptive parents named her Mi Amore Cadenza, and Luna wants to call her either Cadenza or Cadence since she doesn't believe that she really is Celestia reborn. Cadence, for her part, wants to be called Celestia.
There's a good reason Luna doesn't believe that Cadence is Celestia reborn. The epilogue of the story reveals that Luna is Cadence's mother.
A God Am I: Averted. Cadence's specific goal in An Early Reunion is basically to become the deity of the sun, but she continuously demonstrates herself to be kind, caring, maybe a little ditzy, but in all ways, even if not necessarily right for the job, certainly not a bad candidate, and a far cry better than her predecessor.
The Ghost: While An Early Reunion is explicitly about her first meeting with Luna, in the current time she's yet to make any appearances.
Goal in Life: Hers, she believes, is to reclaim her throne in Equestria as the alicorn in charge of the sun; she's trying to prove herself to Luna as a result.
"I Want" Song: An Early Reunion opens up with Cadence, believing herself to be Celestia, singing about her goal of coming to Canterlot and reclaiming what she believes to be her rightful throne.
Jumped at the Call: Grew up as an earth pony, but around when other foals were earning their cutie marks, she manifested her horn and wings. She was told that she was the reincarnation of all that was good in Celestia, and has accepted this as fact and is eagerly looking forward to becoming the sun deity.
Living Forever Is Awesome: Though the last chapter of An Early Reunion made mention that, after her first husband died, she did have a brief period of regreting her immortality, she eventually recovered, and now views her immortality as a positive thing. She regrets every friend and lover who dies, but refuses to let it get her down, instead viewing her life as a progression of one good time to another.
Any pony who wants a long-term commitment with her gets "The Talk" about what it means to love an immortal. That she will be saddened when they pass away, but her heart will eventually open itself up to the possibility of new love with someone else. This does not in any way diminish the love she feels for those she is with, though, or for those who have come before.
Mistaken for an Imposter: Played with. Was one of about thirty ponies all claiming to be Celestia reborn. Luna thought that they were all imposters and had them all arrested after giving them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech. However, when Cadence made her presence known, Luna realized that she was an alicorn - though not necessarily Celestia reborn - and had her and Cartasole instead brought into Canterlot castle as guests.
Naïve Newcomer: while she was prepared to become the princess, she had no real idea of how crapsack world Equestria had become, nor remembers what the era of Corona had really been like.
Never Grew Up: In a sense. Despite being 20 years old in An Early Reunion, and so a full adult, Cadence has yet to earn her cutie mark.
She does earn it a few years later, though, specifically around the time that Cartasole proposed to her.
Physical God: Is an alicorn, just like Luna, but she is very young, and grew up as an earth pony, so her powers at the moment are largely unexplored.
The side-story An Awkward Day showcases a much more mature and confident Cadenza, after 700 years of getting comfortable with her power and role as Cavallia's princess. By that point, she's capable of flying faster than sound, casting powerful spells casually, and using the Royal Canterlot Voice if she feels the need.
Poke the Poodle: In Chapter 1 of An Early Reunion, the owner of an inn and tavern was rude to her when she let slip that she believes that she is Celestia reborn, this being a mere 20 years after Celestia went insane and tried to take over Equestria. Her responce?
“When I am Princess again, thou shalt regret thy actions! I will visit ruination upon thy business! I shall…I shall give it a poor review and none shall wish to dine here!”
The owner then points out that the Celestia they knew would have burned the place down.
The Power of Love: As in the maneverse, Cadance's special talent is love. However, it's clarified that her talent is all love - romantic love, the love between friends and family, the love of a citizen for his or her country, and so on. Additionally, she cannot create love, only clarify or help it grow. Her special talent also gives her some degree of awareness and sensitivity to all other emotions, as well.
Spoiled Sweet: In Cavallia, she's treated as something of a messiah, and has lived a life of comfort and luxury ever since she discovered her alicorn nature. She also looks forward to being a Princess and feels that luxury and comfort are hers by right. However, she is courteous, kind, not very good at making threats, and seems to want to genuinely help ponies.
This doesn't change with time, as the last chapter of An Early Reunion and the side-story An Awkward Day show.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Throughout An Early Reunion, but then every noble character speaks that way to get the point across that it takes place 980 years ago.
A city in the clouds where Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy come from
Pegasus. Mother of Rainbow Dash, works for the Posey family.
Pegasus. Wealthy weather industrialist, father of Fluttershy
Unicorn. Dinky Doo and and Amethyst Star's father. Cheated on his wife, May Bell, with Ditzy Doo (which is how Dinky was born).
Unicorn. Castor Cut's ex-wife and Amethyst Star's mother. Divorced Castor Cut after his affair with Ditzy was revealed.
The largest nation on the continent, and the most powerful except for Equestria itself. The Kingdoms are most a loose collection of feudal fiefs ruled by local warlords, but the griffins can and will align into a more cohesive union when circumstances dictate.
Griffin, Rainbow Dash's friend. A jerk with a heart of more jerkiness and a bad influence on Rainbow Dash.
Defeat Means Friendship: Getting into a fight with Raindrops convinced Gilda that "Dropsy" was a really good friend... Nopony's really sure how that happened.
Asskicking Equals Authority: As briefly explained by Trixie during her plan to force Gilda to leave town, supposedly griffin culture works this way (though it's more about posturing than actual violence) and is sort of what Gilda is appealing to.
Blatant Lies: Gilda is making patent abuse of cultural dissonance to weasel out of a well deserved beating while contently forgetting to mention that by griffin standards any 'friendship' would place her as clearly subservient to Raindrops.
Deliberate Values Dissonance: between pony and griffin cultures is supposed to be at least partly the reason for her bad behaviors and attitude, though Word of God has it she's still something of a hooligan even by griffin standards as well.
Fantastic Racism: She makes it rather apparent that as a rule she has no respect for ponies, even going so far as to say, "All ponies look the same to me, each as lame as the next," although she's quick to point out that Rainbow Dash is the exception.
Worthy Opponent: views Raindrops as such, though more so out of fear than respect.
Zebra/pony hybrid who bears a grudge against Trixie for reporting on his criminal brother to the police
Equestria's newest province. Tiny, mountainous, and very sparsely populated, this territory only became a province because it was literally so obscure that it wasn't on the map.
Racist Grandma: She would rather Max stick to his own tribe for romantic relationships.
See 'Canterlot: Royalty and Nobility'
Mayor of Sadlzburg, Nulpar's biggest town.
Max's former marefriend
A major industrial city near the northern border of Equestria. According to legend, this city was the southernmost bulwark of the Unicorn Kingdom, and was never conquered despite the efforts of some of history's best generals.
See under 'Canterlot: Night Court Royalty and Nobility'
A musician trapped in the city when Corona attacks
The Representative of the Night Court of Luna to Stalliongrad
Knight in Sour Armor: Based on what little we've seen of her so far; she's a tough fighter who tries to protect her ponies, and has even championed the clinic system to aid anypony who falls through the cracks, but her demeanor is prickly, to say the least.
Manager of one of the Stalliongrad Clinics
Operating Vice President of Fisher Aerospace. A skilled technician who pioneered most of the spells used on Fisher's latest zeppelin line.
Alicorn. The Tyrant Sun. Wants to take over Equestria, and is the single most dangerous threat to Equestria as a whole that we yet know of. Older sister of Luna. Completely insane, immortal, and even more powerful than Luna. Speaks in early modern English. Real name is Celestia (and demands to be addressed as such).
Berserk Button: Do not call her Corona, do not treat her disrespectfully, do not blame her for anything, do not dare thinking her rule would be anything but just and righteous, do not mock her speech... the list goes on and on.
Who Wants to Live Forever?: Played with. Corona does not regret being immortal, but as a natural immortal she views ponies as gnats. Far from thinking of them as expendable and unimportant, however, she believes that she is the only one who can protect them from everything that would want to hurt them - it's her burden to bear.
In other words, she doesn't regret her immortality, so much as regret that everypony else isn't immortal.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: after being banished to the Sun for a thousand years, her grasp on Equestrian is a bit outdated. She begs to differ on her command of the tongue.
Pegasus stallion. Leader of the Manehatten chapter of the Sun Cult. Overjoyed that his beloved Princess Celestia has come to purge the kingdom of wickedness.
Church Militant: The Sun Cult as a whole owing to its belief that one day, Luna will be punished for overthrowing Celestia.
The Fundamentalist: Kindle himself. His prescription for society's ills is pretty much the same as Corona's: put a power-hungry maniac with a distinct allergy to admitting when she's in the wrong in charge.
Blind, aged dragon who wants revenge on Luna for killing most of his family when they tried to invade Equestria shortly after Corona's fall.
Badass Grandpa: Has gone up against Luna twice and has survived both times, which is nothing short of astonishing.
Baby dragon. Zecora's friend, but otherwise we don't know much about him. Does not seem to like the whole Corona situation. Somewhat snarky. Corona can force him to age, making him giant and giving him wings, and also turning him into a hulking, hungry brute. Probably not a fan of this, either.
Token Good Teammate: Really doesn't like Corona, and only sticks with her because of his friendship with Zecora.
Zebra. Skilled potion-maker and alchemist, also has the gift of prophecy, though how exact is unknown. Always speaks in rhyme. Loyal to Corona.
Because Destiny Says So: The primary reason that she's working for Corona is that a prophecy said she had to. Beyond the great big crisis, she doesn't know what's going to happen.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: She doesn't personally have anything against ponykind. She just has to keep her destiny to serve Corona in mind.
The Dark & Omnipotent Antithesis
An extremely powerful and psychotic alicorn pony who is devoted to murdering both Twilight and Trixie in Crisis on Two Equestrias.
Anti-Magic: She can negate and shut down magic, including creating a field over the entire Everfree Forest to stop teleportation. Also has a double meaning, since Friendship is Magic in the MLP universe, and thus Antithesis is much the embodiment of anti-magic along with anti-friendship.
Ax-Crazy: When she finds out there's two Trixies and two Twilights, she's initially confused, then grows to excited because that means there's more of them to kill, and eagerly asks if there's more yet.
Antithesis: Am I evil just because I want to kill you? Am I evil just because I would rather tear you limb from limb and watch you bleed out one at a time, and I’m genuinely sad I won’t be able to? Am I evil just because after I’m done here I’m going to go to Ponyville and slaughter everypony you four have ever loved out of pure spite?! Twilight: Yes! Antithesis: *beat* Excellent! I like knowing my place in the world! So few ponies do.
Evil Counterpart: To Twilight and Trixie as well as the Element of Magic itself.
Flat Character/Generic Doomsday Villain: She has no goal or personality beyond being a psychotic pony that wants to go on a murderous rampage, starting with Twilight and Trixie. Justified, though, in that she is literally created out of the animosity between the two bearers of the Element of Magic and their interdimensional counterparts, and hasn't even existed long enough to start forming any other motivation.
For the Evulz: Why she wants to kill the Twilights and Trixies from both the Lunaverse and Celestiaverse.
Fusion Dance: Takes elements of both Twilight and Trixie for her physical appearance, down to her cutie mark being a combination of theirs.
Has Four Mommies: The Twilights and Trixies from both the Lunaverse and Celestiaverse.
Power of the Void: Both Trixies note she technically doesn't cast magic, she rips magical holes in existence and spells rush out through them. Her anti-magic spheres are experienced by wrapping the victim in nothingness.
Taking You with Me: She doesn't, but while dying she states that her one regret is that she didn't take at least one Twilight or one Trixie with her.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Completely averted at her own instance. She regrets nothing she's done, and would have done worse if she could.
Younger than They Look: Is created by the shattering of the Element of Magic, meaning that she's only a few hours old at most when she first meets her "mothers".
Tamberlaan donkey prince. Made a deal to Grogar to kill his father, siblings and ponies to become king of Tambelon.
The Starscream: Twice, even: he's the one who brought Grogar to Tambelon in the first place, so that Grogar could kill Bray's father and siblings so that he could be King. Nowadays, he wants to overthrow Grogar so that he can rule Tambelon (presumably to have access to its vast libaries of magic or something)
Demon Ram. Committed mass genocide to the Tamberlaan 2,000 years ago as part of a ritual to gain immortality.
The Archmage: Powerful enough to have challenge Luna and Celestia together two thousand years ago. He lost, but he apprently put up a Hell of a fight. Celestia and Luna have both acknowledged him as likely being the most powerful mortal spellcaster to have ever lived, with only Starswirl the Bearded providing any competition.
Evil Overlord: Intimidating fortress in a ruined city? Check. Plan to take over/kill the world? Check. Hordes upon hordes of faceless goons? Check. Fearful sinister second-in-command at his beck and call? Check. Dark magic? Check. So far the only things he's missing are the quirky miniboss squad, black wardrobe (but then, his fur is soot-gray), and powerful but vulnerable MacGuffin (but that might be coming)
Genre Savvy: "Kill Celestia. Bring me one of the ponies alive, it does not matter which, but I want it unharmed if at all possible. Kill the rest."
Historical Villain Downgrade: He is described by Luna that he had done so many atrocities that he had to be erased in history. This is also to deny him the satisfaction of any immortality that he desired, including from being remembered.
The Necromancer: His power seems to derive from stolen life-force, which he can then use to animate golems. After slaughtering all of Tambelon, he has a lot of life-force to work with.
Meaningful Name: When combined, her nickname and last name are the same as a well-known kids' breakfast cereal. Her first name and cutie mark are even one of the associated marshmallows.
According to Word of God this was a happy accident of changing the character's name (originally Lucky Clovers) to fit her "I Am" Song.
The Pollyanna: Though not out of naiveté or ignorance. She is all too aware that with her rotten life she would have every good reason to wallow in despair, but instead chooses to meet each and every day with an uncompromising smile.
"How could that not be the easiest choice in the world to make?"
Schadenfreude: Is all too aware of this effect, and this is primarily how she brings others cheer: by making them glad they're not her.
Unicorn. The public at large knows her as the generous care-taker of a group of orphans which is why Twilight made the good-faith choice of selecting her as the Element of Generosity. Privately, though, she represents a threat that not even Luna herself seems to be aware of; that's because she and her charges are descendants of Discord himself ready to spread chaos in their ancestor's name.
Earth pony mother and her pegasus son. Lossey is the Lunaverse version of the pony who barked like a dog in Read It and Weep. Silverstar selected her to be the Element of Kindness because she was someone noble and good he'd encountered during the unspecified atrocity that led to his current state of self-doubt. Sadly, the horrors of the incident have reduced her to a shell of her former kindly, energetic self despite Lemonhearts' 'healing' her. Her caretaker son is somewhat too ready to forgive Silverstar for his liking...which qualifies him to be her stand-in.
Broken Bird: Even though she's able to speak again, she's a ghost of the friendly figure she was before the nameless catastrophe that destroyed Silverstar's faith in himself.
A formerly heroic Frontiersman who has become a shell of his former self following a personal tragedy. Twilight's choice for the Element of Loyalty.