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* FantasticNamingConvention: They tend to be named after weather and flight-related things; Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Flitter, Cloud Chaser, Thunderlane, Rumble, Lightning Dust, Zephyr Breeze, etc.

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* FantasticNamingConvention: They tend to be named after weather and flight-related things; Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Flitter, Cloud Chaser, Thunderlane, Rumble, Soarin', Lightning Dust, Wind Rider, Zephyr Breeze, Sky Stinger, Vapor Trail, etc.



For centuries the hippogriffs -- part lion, part eagle, part equine -- live on Mt. Aris in peace. When the Storm King came, they fled to the sea to escape, using the Pearl of Transformation to turn into seaponies. With the Storm King's defeat they have retaken their home, but using fragments of the Pearl they wear, they can change between forms at will to live on both land and see. They are ruled by Queen Novo.

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For centuries the hippogriffs -- part lion, pony and part eagle, part equine eagle -- live lived on Mt. Aris in peace. When the Storm King came, they fled to the sea to escape, using the Pearl of Transformation to turn into seaponies. With the Storm King's defeat they have retaken their home, but using fragments of the Pearl they wear, they can change between forms at will to live on both land and see. They are ruled by Queen Novo.



A buffalo tribe led by Chief Thunderhooves who lives in the frontier south of Equestria, and comes in conflict with pony settlers when these plant an orchard in their ancestral stampeding grounds in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]". In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, part 2]]", Discord's reign of chaos includes a trio of buffalo ballet dancers who appear in and around Ponyville.

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A buffalo tribe led by Chief Thunderhooves who that lives in the frontier south of Equestria, and comes in conflict with pony settlers when these plant an orchard in their ancestral stampeding grounds in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]". In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, part 2]]", Discord's reign of chaos includes a trio of buffalo ballet dancers who appear in and around Ponyville.


Crystal ponies are a subspecies of pony that inhabit the Crystal Empire. Possessing crystalline, angular designs, they can wield a type of magic specific to them. 1000 years ago they and the Crystal Empire were banished from Equestria by King Sombra's cursed, but they returned in the modern era.

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Crystal ponies are a subspecies of pony that inhabit the Crystal Empire. Empire to Equestria's north. Possessing crystalline, angular designs, they can wield a type of magic specific to them. 1000 them thanks to the Crystal Heart that resides in their nation. 1,000 years ago ago, they and the Crystal Empire were ruled by the tyrannical King Sombra and were banished from Equestria by King Sombra's cursed, his curse, but they returned in the modern era.
era during the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 The Crystal Empire]]".



* TheDogBitesBack: After being abused and enslaved by King Sombra, they power up the Crystal Heart when the opportunity presents itself and [[spoiler:blow him into oblivion]].
* EternalEnglish: Despite having been gone for 1,000 years, they have no problem speaking modern Equestrian (or whatever it is that ponies speak), even though Princess Luna ''did'' have problems and spoke in antiquated language despite having been banished ''after'' the Crystal Empire was.
* ExpressiveHair: Their ''entire bodies''. When sad they have dull colors and plain, limp and droopy manes; when in better moods and at peace their colors are brighter and their manes are shinier and fuller; when happy and full of hope they sparkle like gemstones and for some of them their hair style changes to more elaborate designs.



* FleurDeLis: Many of their cutie marks feature these in various colors and combinations.



* OffModel: Their eye reflections don't always stay polygonal, occasionally switching to the rounded style of other ponies'.




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* SlaveMooks: In the first BadFuture in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 The Cutie Re-mark]]", Sombra succeeds in reestablishing control over the Crystal Empire and enslave its inhabitants. Once he does this, he then fits the crystal ponies with mind-control helmets and sends them out as his armies in his war against Equestria.
* SlaveRace: They were King Sombra's slaves when he ruled the Crystal Empire, and he intends to turn them back into this when he returns. In the first BadFuture in "The Cutie Re-mark", he succeeds, apparently through the use of mind-control helmets.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: There are toys of ten other ponies in crystal pony form, but no toys of any natural crystal ponies.
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* AmbiguousGender: While The handful of voices and names known of them are feminine, and they have the longer eyelashes and rounded muzzles of ponies, yet in Autumn Blaze's song where she mocks ''The Phantom of the Opera'', she explicitly refers to the Phantom as "he" even as he is a Kirin with these same body traits.


Ponies are the dominant lifeform in the world, inhabiting the kingdom of Equestria that covers much of the world that has been explored in the series. In ancient times the three species of pony were separate tribes, but eventually became united as one tribe that founded Equestria.

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* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The series' central cast aside, Equestria is generally shown to have a lot more female ponies walking around than males.
* SecondarySexualCharacteristics: Females have longer eyelashes, more slender bodies, and rounded muzzles, while males have shorter eyelashes, stockier bodies, and squared muzzles.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: The kingdom was founded based on this -- the tribal leaders forged bonds of friendship when they were trapped in a cave together, repelling the windigos that sought to feed on their negativity.



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[[caption-width-right:350:The griffons doing what they do best... not getting along.]]

Griffons are a race of of avians hailing from Griffonstone, a city in the mountains far to the west of Equestria. In ancient times they were a prosperous, mighty people, but fell on hard times after their king's treasure was stolen, although it's implied they're starting to pick themselves back up.

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!!Recurring races

[[folder:Griffons]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:The griffons doing what they do best... not getting along.]]

Griffons
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Crystal ponies
are a race subspecies of pony that inhabit the Crystal Empire. Possessing crystalline, angular designs, they can wield a type of avians hailing magic specific to them. 1000 years ago they and the Crystal Empire were banished from Griffonstone, a city Equestria by King Sombra's cursed, but they returned in the mountains far to the west of Equestria. In ancient times they were a prosperous, mighty people, but fell on hard times after their king's treasure was stolen, although it's implied they're starting to pick themselves back up.modern era.




* FantasticNamingConvention: Many of their names incorporate the names of precious stones; Amber Laurel, Amethyst Shard, Bright Smile, Crystal Beau, Golden Glitter, Ivory Rook, etc.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Part of Sombra's curse was to fog up their memories of him and the Empire so they wouldn't know how to stop his rebirth. They recovered from it eventually.
* MineralMacGuffin: The Crystal Heart that protects them is a giant magical crystal carved in the shape of a heart.
* ThePowerOfLove: The magic they wield that empowers the Crystal Heart and keeps the frozen northern storms at bay is Love.
* SiliconBasedLife: It's ambiguous if they're ponies who happen to look like crystal, or are sapient crystal lifeforms.

!!Recurring races

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[[caption-width-right:350:The griffons doing what they do best... not getting along.]]

Griffons are a race of of avians hailing from Griffonstone, a city in the mountains far to the west of Equestria. In ancient times they were a prosperous, mighty people, but fell on hard times after their king's treasure was stolen, although it's implied they're starting to pick themselves back up.
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%%* HateSink: The teenage dragons.



* DumbMuscle: Yaks are very, very strong. Not very bright, though.



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Equines that live in a secluded region of Equestria, they have forcibly taken a vow of silence for some unknown reason. Their home region is also the home of the Nirik, fiery creatures of malice. However, the legends have obscured that the Kirin ''are'' the Nirik, and transform when they get angry.

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* AmbiguousGender: While
* BurningWithAnger: It's a racial trait: when enraged they burst into flames.
* EmotionSupression: Their vow of silence is magically enforced in a way that also has this effect, to keep them from getting angry and turning into Nirik.
* FantasticNamingConvention: Their names incorporate nature themes; Autumn Blaze, Fern Flare, and Rain Shine are the three known ones.
* {{Kirin}}: Well, yeah.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: As a Nirik their body turns pitch black and they emit angry flames that are predominantly red hues.
* SdrawkcabName: Kirin -- Nirak.
* TechnicolorFire: Their flames as Nirik are red, pink, and blue.


* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulationAmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Ponies are extremely colorful, and come in bright shades from throughout the color wheel -- pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, magenta... other shades, such as gray or white, are rarer but not extremely uncommon.



* StellarName: Unicorns very frequently have names associated with astral bodies, and even more frequently have cutie marks of the same. Examples including Twilight Sparkle, Trixie Lulamoon, Starlight Glimmer, Sunset Shimmer, Moondancer, Sunburst, Stellar Flare, and Star Swirl the Bearded.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Before the formation of a unified Equestrian nation, the unicorns lived in a monarchy very reminiscent of the high middle ages.
* StellarName: Unicorns very frequently have names associated with astral bodies, and even more frequently have cutie marks of the same. Examples including Twilight Sparkle, Trixie Lulamoon, Starlight Glimmer, Sunset Shimmer, Moondancer, Sunburst, Stellar Flare, and Star Swirl Starswirl the Bearded.



* {{Unicorn}}: Obviously.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Obviously.
Otherwise regular ponies with sort, rounded horns in their foreheads.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Before the three tribes' unification, the earth ponies lived in a society reminiscent of the middle ages. The presence of a Chancellor, in particular, makes their ancient society resemble one from the end of the medieval period.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Before the three tribes unified, the pegasi lived in a culture heavily reminiscent of AncientGreece -- especially Sparta -- in its architectural style and in the type of armor and helmets they wore.



* {{Pegasus}}: Well, yeah.

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* {{Pegasus}}: Well, yeah.Ponies with feathered wings and the ability to walk on clouds. Their culture before the three tribes unified was very reminiscent of ancient Greece, tying to the Greek origins of the pegasus myth.



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Earth ponies are the second of the three main breeds of pony. Their unique abilities are a natural attunement to nature, particularly the cultivation of plants, and superior physical attributes.

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Earth ponies are the second another of the three main breeds of pony. Their unique abilities are a natural attunement to nature, particularly the cultivation of plants, and superior physical attributes.



Pegasi are the third of the three main breeds of pony. They can fly, of course, walk on clouds, and manipulate the weather, which means they're in charge of maintaining Equestria's weather systems.

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Pegasi are the third another of the three main breeds of pony. They can fly, of course, walk on clouds, and manipulate the weather, which means they're in charge of maintaining Equestria's weather systems.

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* BloodKnight: PlayedForLaughs -- yaks like smashing things. A lot. It's practically a form of cultural expression to them.

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* BloodKnight: PlayedForLaughs -- yaks like smashing things. A lot. It's practically basically a form of cultural expression to them.them -- their winter holiday "Snilldar Fest" begins the night before with them gathering things to smash, and then doing so the next morning.


* FantasticNamingConvention: They tend to be named after weather and flight-related things; Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Flutter, Cloud Chaser, Rumble, Lightning Dust, Zephyr Breeze, etc.

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* FantasticNamingConvention: They tend to be named after weather and flight-related things; Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Flutter, Flitter, Cloud Chaser, Thunderlane, Rumble, Lightning Dust, Zephyr Breeze, etc.


* CueTheSun: Before the Royal Sisters took over the duties in ancient times, teams of unicorns were in charge of raising the sun and lowering the moon, and vice-versa, every night.

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* CueTheSun: Before the Royal Sisters took over the duties in ancient times, teams of unicorns were in charge of raising the sun and lowering the moon, and vice-versa, every night.morning and evening.


Alicorns of the fourth kind of pony, a combination of all three races with all of their abilities. Only a small handful of alicorns exist in the world, and the series has been very vague on where they come from and the full scope of their abilities. What is known is that alicorns are synonymous with "Princess", with every alicorn bearing the title, and they are exclusively female. Through completion of some great magical feat, some normal ponies can transform into alicorns.

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Alicorns of are the fourth kind of pony, a combination of all three races with all of their abilities. Only a small handful of alicorns exist in the world, and the series has been very vague on where they come from and the full scope of their abilities. What is known is that alicorns are synonymous with "Princess", with every alicorn bearing the title, and they are exclusively female. Through completion of some great magical feat, some normal ponies can transform into alicorns.



* LongLived: The series and assorted expanded universe material are very vague on the lifespan of alicorns and if they're immortal or just have very long lifespans. At the least, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are over 1000 years old. It's also not known if their lifespan is the same for all alicorns, as the Two Sisters are special.

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* LongLived: The series and assorted expanded universe material are very vague on the lifespan of alicorns and if they're immortal or just have very long lifespans. At the least, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are over 1000 years old. It's also not known if their lifespan is the same for all alicorns, as the Two Sisters are special.


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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Not usually -- for the most part they have the same color schemes that regular big cats and birds of prey do, alongside some pink and mint green highlights -- but some are as colorful as the ponies: the Equestria Games griffon team included three members who were, respectively, pink and maroon, solid purple and cyan with teal head and wing feathers, while Gallus is bright blue and yellow.



* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: They were once a proud race with a great kingdom and a storied history, but after losing their idol they stopped caring about anything beyond personal gain and went into decline. All that's left of King Grover's splendid kingdom are a ramshackle, backwater slum and a surly, disorganized people milling around its streets.



* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: They're the classical type, with the main body, tail, and rear limbs of a lion, and the front limbs, wings, and head of an eagle.

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* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: They're the classical type, with the main body, tail, and rear limbs of a lion, and the front limbs, wings, and head of an eagle.eagle; some are more varied in which kinds of big cats or birds of prey their bodies incorporate, with the hindquarters of tigers or the forequarters of owls.



* BerserkButton: Yaks ''hate'' things that aren't perfect and fly into a rage and smash it.

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* BerserkButton: Yaks ''hate'' things that aren't perfect and fly into a rage and smash it.them when presented with them.



* BrutishBulls: They're uniformly portrayed as stubborn, arrogant and not particularly bright. They all talk in HulkSpeak, without conjugating verbs or using pronouns or proper nouns (they refer to themselves and everyone else by using the person's species instead), and fly into rages whenever their ridiculously high standards for everything aren't met, violently smashing and trampling whatever objects failed to live up to their expectations.



* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Their speech patterns incorporate ThirdPersonPerson, HulkSpeak, and YouNoTakeCandle. They also tend to refer to others by their race, not their names, even if they have their names, and likewise will refer to themselves and their race as "yak(s)".

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Their speech patterns incorporate ThirdPersonPerson, HulkSpeak, and YouNoTakeCandle. They also tend to refer to others by their race, not their names, even if they have their names, and likewise will refer to themselves and their race as "yak(s)". They also don't conjugate verbs and never use the word "the".




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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: They adore Twilight, and eagerly invite her to all kinds of activities.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: They're as colorful as the ponies of Equestria, and far more so than most other species in the series. In general, they tend towards less saturated pastel colors than the ponies: shades of cyan, lilac, light green and cream are the most common coat colors among them, with the occasional gray, pink and light orange thrown in.
* ArborealAbode: The hippogriffs live in houses built into enormous living trees, with doors at their bases, windows spiraling up their trunks and large, glass-sided chambers nested in the canopies, their walls growing directly from the trunks. The effect is that their city looks as much like a lush, open forest as it does like a typical settlement.



* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: They have the main body and back limbs of ponies, and the claws and wings of an eagle. Their heads are mostly pony in design, but their mouths come out in a beak-like protrusion.

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* FurryReminder: The hippogriffs let out loud, eagle-like screeches on a number of occasions, and the things they eat -- including "salmon juice" -- seem like the kind of things that would appeal to something with an eagle's taste buds.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Literally. The hippogriffs use terms like "everygriff" and "anygriff" to refer to each other.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Both their forms are mixes of horse with something else -- eagle in one case and fish in the other.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: They have the main body and back limbs of ponies, and the claws and wings of an eagle. Their mammalian and avian traits are fairly well blended together, rather than being sharply distinct: they heads are mostly pony in design, but their mouths come out in a beak-like protrusion.protrusion, and they have feathers on their fetlocks, manes and tails of colorful feathers and mammalian ears on their avian heads.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Hippogriffs wear a fragment of the Pearl of Transformation around their necks that lets them change to seapony form and back again.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Hippogriffs wear a fragment of the Pearl of Transformation around their necks that lets them change to seapony form and back again.
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A buffalo tribe led by Chief Thunderhooves who lives in the frontier south of Equestria, and comes in conflict with pony settlers when these plant an orchard in their ancestral stampeding grounds in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]". In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, part 2]]", Discord's reign of chaos includes a trio of buffalo ballet dancers who appear in and around Ponyville.
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* AccidentalKidnapping: They accidentally kidnap Spike when they make off with the train car containing Bloomberg -- they were only after the tree, and did not know Spike was sleeping in there.
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Purposely invoked and even commented on by Rarity who found their accessories intriguing.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: They're heavily based on the Native Americans, specifically tribes that inhabit the American Great Plains.
* NoNameGiven: None of the buffalo besides Chief Thunderhooves and Little Strongheart is named in the episode or in the credits.
* PaletteSwap: All the buffalo, besides Chief Thunderhooves and Little Strongheart, use the same Flash model as each other, recolored to have either brown, russet or tan fur to make scenes with their tribe less visually monotonous.
* ThisMeansWarpaint: They paint their faces with designs of white, orange, red and turquoise warpaint before storming Appleloosa.




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Tiny, fairy-pony-like creatures who need a light breeze to magically fly on delicate damselfly-like wings. They migrate to remote locations to collect pollen and must migrate back to their world before the portal to their world closes, as even the idyllic land of Equestria is a DeathWorld for these tiny beings.
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* AdaptationalWimp: In G3, they can easy lift a filly. But here, a swing of a hoof can make enough of a gust to blow them away.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: It really isn't easy being a breezie -- for them, bees are fearsome monsters, falling acorns are a bombardment of meteoroids and all but the lightest breezes seem like hurricane-force winds.
* {{Lilliputians}}: They are "...So tiny." They're like insect-winged ponies, but the size of a small bird.
* MouseWorld: The Breezie's home resembles a miniature town of sorts, hidden behind a magic portal behind a waterfall in a remote region.
* MushroomHouse: Their hidden home dimension is filled with mushrooms of this sort, with caps with glowing blue undersides. Unusually, however, the homes don't seem to be in the stems themselves. Instead, the tall, thin stems only have a doorway at their base, while multiple windows dot the broad caps high in the air, with the impression being that the living areas are only in the caps and the stems are mostly for access.
* NoNameGiven: With the exception of Seabreeze and the yellow Breezie with a green mane, which Fluttershy refers to as Twirly, none of the Breezies in the group are named.
* NoodlePeople: Compared to regular ponies, their appendages are extremely thin and slender.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They're ponies with fairy-like features such as insect wings and long antennae.
* RapunzelHair: Not always to the extremes this trope takes sometimes, but their manes and tails are much larger, proportionally, than a pony's -- the shortest fill as much volume as the rest of the head, and the longest ones are easily three or four times longer than the rest of their owners' bodies.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They are noted to be this by several ponies.
* SpeakingSimlish: The Breezies' language sounds like a vaguely Swedish/Gaelic gibberish.



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* LazyDragon: The dragon in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7DragonShy Dragonshy]]" spends most of the episode sleeping on its hoard, and it's stated it will keep sleeping for a century if left undisturbed. The biggest reaction it has to the ponies before Rainbow Dash kicks it in the snout is at most to stretch and go right back to sleep. It only poses a passive threat due to the clouds of smoke it breaths out while snoring.

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* LazyDragon: The dragon in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7DragonShy Dragonshy]]" spends most of the episode sleeping on its his hoard, and it's stated it he will keep sleeping for a century if left undisturbed. The biggest reaction it he has to the ponies before Rainbow Dash kicks it him in the snout is at most to stretch and go right back to sleep. It He only poses a passive threat due to the clouds of smoke it he breaths out while snoring.

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