Token Homophobe: Averted with Applejack. She isn't exactly homophobic, it's more that she doesn't understand it, and doesn't believe Pinkie's claims of Rainbow and Fluttershy being a couple.
- Souldin claimed that he originally wanted to make her completely homophobic to the point of fainting from freaking out, just for laughs. However, he was talked out of it when a few of his readers expressed justified distaste to the idea, as well as the fact that it happened a lot in fanfictions. He understood and scrapped it, deciding to take a more serious and realistic approach.
Souldin: Applejack’s discomfort concerning homosexuals was originally going to be played for laughs, having her as a homophobic but reacting more in the manner of an arachnophobia or claustrophobic; passing out, shrieking with terror or breaking out into shivers. I went with a more serious and sympathetic approach in regards to Applejack due to the slightly common occurrence of Applejack being depicted as outright hatefully homophobic.