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An earth pony stallion, grandfather of Filthy Rich and great-grandfather of Diamond Tiara.
- Family Theme Naming: Alongside his grandson, he establishes a tradition in his debut episode of Filthy Rich's family members having names consisting of "Rich" preceded by a generally pejorative adjective.
- Identical Grandson: His grandson Filthy Rich. The only physical differences between the two are their height — Stinkin' was taller and had longer legs — and mane color — Filthy has a dark gray mane instead of Stinkin's dark brown. Beyond physical appearances, their names are almost synonymous and they even parallel each other's clothing, with Filthy's blue jacket front and red tie mirroring Stinkin's blue denim overalls and red pocket handkerchief. Overall, Stinkin' Rich largely looks like a lankier, poorer take on his grandchild.
- Posthumous Character: He's presumably deceased by the time of the show, although he's mentioned in "When the Apple Lies" as still alive by the time Applejack and Big Macintosh were teens.
- Self-Made Man. He started off poor, but became rich by selling Granny Smith's Zap Apple Jam.
The ancestors of the Hooffield and McColt families. They were the first to arrive to the Smokey Mountain valley and wanted to preserve it while taking care of the animals. Their disagreement on how to do it soon escalated to sabotage and eventually the feud their descendants still fight.
- Construction Is Awesome: Piles McColt's talent was in construction and building, which was passed to the rest of his family.
- Eat Dirt, Cheap: Grub ate a hoofful of dirt to test if the ground was fertile and apparently enjoyed it.
- Escalating War: First they have a disagreement on how to best preserve the valley, then subtly sabotage each other, followed by outright doing so until finally they had started a feud that lasted generations.
- Green Thumb: Grub Hooffield's talent was farming, which was passed to the rest of his clan.
- Orange/Blue Contrast: Just like their descendants, Grub had a warm colored coat, and a curly mane, beard and tail, while Piles had a cool colored coat, and a straight mane, beard and tail.
Fictional characters who appear in Ghost Stories, fairytales and other in-universe yarns and legends.
A creepy old mare from a ghost story where she hunts ponies while searching for her missing horseshoe. She only appears in Scootaloo's nightmares after the latter hears the story.
- Black Cloak: A somewhat tattered one at that for the spookiness.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: When she first appears in Scootaloo's nightmare she's an entirely black silhouette in the shadowy forest, only her one open eye remaining colored and visible.
- Madness Mantra: "Who's got my rusty horseshoe...?", repeated over and over ad nauseam.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe for Scootaloo, the Olden Pony features prominently in the young filly's nightmares after she hears her ghost story.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: While creepy, all she wants is her missing horseshoe. Returning it will result in a "thank you" and her leaving contented. Of course, that was just in Scootaloo's dream after conquering her fears. If the Olden Pony is an established Equestrian folk tale figure, she might still be thoroughly evil in the commonly told stories.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Adding to how ominous she looks, her scleras are bright red.
A headless monster from a ghost story based on the Headless Horseman. It only appears in a ghost story told by Twilight and then later during Scootaloo's nightmares after she hears the story from Rainbow Dash.
- Ambiguous Gender: Always referred to as an "it" (though Scootaloo's nightmare gives it a body that seems to match Princess Luna's).
- Continuity Nod: The story of the Headless Horse was first told in "Look Before You Sleep" and was told again, with more relevance, in "Sleepless in Ponyville".
- Expy: Of the Headless Horseman, with the "man" part dropped for a World of Funny Animals.
- Fridge Logic: In-Universe; Applejack questions how it can move without a head, or where its brain is.
- Headless Horseman: It's a parody of the old ghost story — since there are no humans in the show's world, the "man" part of "headless horseman" is dropped, resulting in a ghost story about a headless equine told by ponies around campfires.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe, for Scootaloo, the Headless Horse features prominently in her nightmares after she hears the ghost story where it stars.
A dragoness who features in a popular dragon story that Smolder tells the other students. In her tale, she's originally a poor young dragon living alone in the wilderness, until the Dragon Lord invited her to the dragon lands to feast in comfort in his lair... which Scales promptly repaid by stealing the Bloodstone Scepter, taking the title of Dragon Lord for herself and banishing her benefactor to the wilderness.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: Her story is about a poor and lonely dragon who becomes Dragon Lord... by taking advantage of the kindness and generosity of the previous Dragon Lord, stealing his scepter, and then banishing him from the Dragon Lands. As Smolder explains, dragons like stories about "weak, kind creatures getting defeated". Ocellus thinks this story is horrible.
- The Farmer and the Viper: The Dragon Lord rescues Scales when she is living in the wilderness by herself, brings her to the dragon lands and feeds her a feast of delicious gems... and Scales repays him by stealing his scepter, taking his title and banishing him to the wilderness. Dragons value this sort of behavior.
- Karma Houdini: She acts in a stunningly treacherous, backstabbing manner entirely out of greed and thanklessness, and she ends the story as a powerful Dragon Lord gloating in her victory.
- Sacred Hospitality: Averted. She'd give Dante Alighieri a heart attack.
- Taking Advantage of Generosity: The theme of the story.
- Ungrateful Bastard: She repays the Dragon Lord's kindness and generosity with greed-driven betrayal and exile.
A mysterious figure from Apple Family tradition, which possesses the power to make apple trees flower and fruit continuously and will greatly bless any farm that manages to catch it.
- Crop Circles: It leaves intricate arabesque patterns of apples in its wake.
- Green Thumb: It can make apple trees continuously yield fruit.
- The Marvelous Deer: The creature in Goldie Delicious' story is a deer-like entity with tree branches for antlers and the ability to make plants grow where it walks, and the supposed Great Seedling that the Apple sisters encounter resembles a large, cervine figure with tree branches instead of antlers.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's left ambiguous whether the Great Seedling really exists — it mostly seems like it's just a tradition boosted by Goldie's storytelling and Big Mac's fortuitous sleep-harvesting, but at the end it turns out that something was arranging the carrots in arabesques even though nobody had worked the carrot field yet.
- Our Cryptids Are More Mysterious: It plays the role of a cryptid within the show's world, ticking off most of the category's boxes — mysterious nature, highly elusive and difficult to catch or observe, ambiguously real and prone to causing divisive opinions regarding whether it actually exists or not.
- Planimal: It seems to be at least partly plant-based, given the tree branches it has instead of antlers and how the figure in Goldie's tale has flowers and leaves sprouting from its pelt.
Power Ponies CharactersCharacters who appear in the Power Ponies comics Spike reads. The Power Ponies are a group of superheroes who fight to protect the city of Maretropolis from villains, criminals, and other evildoers. Spike and the Mane Six are temporarily dragged into an enchanted issue of the comic, taking on roles from the story and facing a villain who they must defeat in order to escape.
The actual Power Ponies only appear in the IDW MLP Annual 2014 comic. They match the pony types that played them in the episode (except that Masked Matter-horn is a unicorn, not an alicorn), but are different colors and don't get along as well as the Mane Six. Also, Humdrum is an earth pony colt instead of a baby dragon.
A unicornnote who can fire all sorts of energy beams from her horn. Twilight Sparkle fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Alliterative Name: Masked Matter-horn
- Expy: Toward Cyclops with a side of Iceman.
- An Ice Person: She can fire a freeze ray from her horn.
- The Leader: The leader of the Power Ponies.
- Not So Above It All: The loudest voice for teamwork in the annual story, but it's shown repeatedly that her own ego is just as much a problem as that of the others.
- Playing with Fire: She can fire heat beams.
- Punny Name: "Matterhorn" is the name of one of the highest mountains in the Alps. Here, it's to indicate her horn can create matter.
An earth pony capable of running at extreme Super Speed. Pinkie Pie fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Allergic to Routine: She gets very bored very easily.
- Colorful Contrails: When moving in Super Speed, she trails a pink-and-magenta streak superimposed with a white lightning bolt.
- Expy: For The Flash and Quicksilver.
- Punny Name: It's a cross between "filly" and "millisecond", as in the amount of time it takes her to travel halfway across Maretropolis.
- Super Speed: She can travel sixty-five blocks and back in half a second.
A pegasus who can control the forces of nature with her necklace. Rainbow Dash fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: She gets her weather abilities from a lighting bolt-shaped necklace, which allows her to command the weather.
- Blow You Away: She can create tornados.
- Expy: For Thor and/or Storm.
- Large Ham: As expected of a Thor/Storm Expy, she can be very boisterous.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: According to a trading card, Zapp is actually a princess of a tribe far from Maretropolis. She intends to go back to rule someday, but remains in the city to be a Power Pony.
- Shock and Awe: Her Weather Manipulation focuses particularly on creating thunderbolts, something referenced by both her name and her lighting-shaped amulet.
- Spock Speak: In the annual, she is given a very eloquent yet boisterous speech pattern, further cementing her parallels with Thor and Storm.
- Weather Manipulation: Her superpower. She can control atmospheric phenomena through her amulet, up to creating tornadoes and lighting bolts.
A unicorn who wears a magic bracelet that can make anything from her imagination appear. Rarity fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Gets her power from a gemstone bracelet.
- Expy: Toward Green Lantern. Also, her constructs are purple-colored, similar to the Sapphire Star corps.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Rather unexpectedly, when the Power Ponies need to rebuild the machine that took their powers, it's Radiance who does all the work. Many of her constructs also seem to have a mechanical or construction theme.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: She can create constructs of purple force shaped as everything needed for the situation at hand. Rarity's creations all had a "girly"/"stylish" aspect; Radiance in the comic seems to go with mechanical-based objects supplemented by lots of bows.
An earth pony who wields a magic lasso that follows her every will. Applejack fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Alliterative Name: Mistress Mare-vellous
- Battle Boomerang: Her "hoofarangs", which latch onto other ponies' hooves and stop them in their tracks.
- Empathic Weapon: She's psychically connected to her lasso, which moves wherever and however she wants it to.
- Expy: Towards Wonder Woman (her name and lasso), with a touch of Batman (her "hoofarangs").
- Knows the Ropes: Mistress Mare-velous owns a magical lasso that responds to her mental commands.
- The Lancer: She spends a lot of the 2014 annual story clashing with Masked Matter-horn over the leadership role. She also has abilities almost directly counter to hers.
- Leader Wannabe: She clearly lacks respect for Masked Matter-horn, and actually takes charge several times (much to Matter-horn's displeasure).
- Perpetual Frowner: The 2014 annual gives her a constantly angry face that wouldn't look out of place on a '90s Anti-Hero.
- Punny Name: A cross between "mare" and "marvelous".
A pegasus who transforms into a powerful monster when she loses her temper. Fluttershy fills this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Attack Reflector: The beam from the Mane-iac's superweapon just bounces back off her.
- Chewing the Scenery: Figuratively and literally when she Hulks Out — she hams her anger up with little restraint, and literally takes bites out of the Mane-iac's machinery at points.
- Expy: Toward the Incredible Hulk, copying his powers and nature almost exactly.
- Hulking Out: Her main power. When she's genuinely angry, she transforms into a furious, hulking mass of muscle a good three times her usual height and goes on a furious rampage towards whoever it was that ticked off in the first place.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Her voice is much deeper when she's hulked out.
- Super Strength: Once Hulked Out, of course. She utterly trashes the Mane-iac's superweapon, tearing off metal like it is paper.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: As the Mane-iac learns first-hand, doing something pointlessly mean, cruel and petty in front of her — like harming a small animal because it was in the way — leads to her turning into a mountain of muscle and flying into an unrestrained, unstoppable fury with you as its target.
The Power Ponies' bumbling and not-very-useful sidekick. Spike plays this role when trapped in the Power Ponies comic.
- Adaptation Species Change: Spike, a dragon, plays the role of Humdrum but the 2014 annual shows that Humdrum was actually a pony. Then again, the true appearances of the Power Ponies had never been shown until then.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After The Mane-iac captures the Power Ponies with her Hairspray Ray of Doom and seems like she is going to use it on him next when she holds it up to him, he shields himself and screams "Don't spray!" in terror. She doesn't use it on him, but only because she feels he isn't worth it.
- Cape Snag: His cape gets snagged a lot, causing it to be a hinderance. When he attempts to sneak away after quietly stealing the Electro-Orb from Mane-iac while her back was turned, he ends up tripping over his own cape, alerting Mane-iac and allowing her to take it back.
- Expy: Of Burt Ward's Robin from the '60s Batman series.
- The Heart: His basic role among the Power Ponies. He always teaches the Power Ponies that if they work as a team, they can achieve anything.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He might be Plucky Comic Relief and continually mess up, but he saves all the Power Ponies when they are captured by the Mane-iac, and also manages to capture a large number of her mooks at the same time.
- The Load: He's "totally useless", according to Spike. Subverted in the annual comics, wherein it's shown that while he has no powers, he's still important to the team because he always reminds them of their strength as a team.
- The Millstone: He ended up telling the Mane-iac about the Electro-Orb by accident, putting her Evil Plan into motion. He also fails to successfully steal it back from Mane-iac, leading her to mockingly thank him for his help.
- Only Sane Man: His real role seems to be this, as in both the episode and the annual he ends up saving the day by convincing the heroes to get it together.
- Plucky Comic Relief: The main reason why he's included in the comic.Spike: Humdrum never stops the villain. He's just there for comic-relief.
- The Scrappy: He is this to Spike in-universe. Spike constantly talks down about him and how useless he is to the Power Ponies, since he constantly ruins things for them and never stops the villain himself, and is horrified when he ends up playing the role of Humdrum in the comic world.
- Sidekick: For the Power Ponies, and not a very useful one at that.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: He's the only member of the team to wear a cape... and occasionally trips on it.
A flamboyant supervillain and the Power Ponies' Arch-Enemy, the Mane-iac was the owner of a hair-care product company who suffered an unfortunate accident at her own shampoo factory, giving her mane strange powers while also driving her totally insane. She plots to destroy Maretropolis using the mysterious Electro-Orb.
- Arch-Enemy: For the Power Ponies.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Her Hairspray Ray of Doom is capable of paralyzing the Power Ponies and neutralizing their powers. But it is so large that The Mane-iac needs to carry it herself with her mane tentacles or have it set up with some mobile stairs so her henchponies can use it. The effects also aren't permanent, only lasting for a few minutes before wearing off. She at least takes steps to compensate this by having one of her henchponies use a timer to spray the Power Ponies with another dose every time the previous one starts to wear off. Finally, it is shown to work on other ponies as well, even ones without powers, so when Humdrum knocks it over when saving the Power Ponies, it causes several of her own henchponies to get sprayed and paralyzed themselves.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Rather than outright kill the Power Ponies once they're at her mercy, she instead sets up a Death Trap and turns a blind eye to their "useless" sidekick Humdrum. That said, at least she's still savvy enough to try and ensure that the Power Ponies stay paralyzed during the process.
- Composite Character: She takes elements from several villains. Like Sedusa, she has Prehensile Hair and an overall hair theme. Like Doctor Octopus, she's a Mad Scientist with superpowered appendages. And she's very reminiscent of The Joker, from her insanity to her green hair to her incessant Evil Laughter to her origin (see From Nobody to Nightmare below).
- Curtains Match the Window: After her accident, both her irises and her mane become green.
- Didn't See That Coming: After dismissing Humdrum as a non-threat to her plans due to his lack of powers, and boasting that with the Power Ponies captured nothing can stop her, she is surprised when Humdrum manages to sneak into her lair and free the Power Ponies and simultaneously capture a large portion of her own mooks.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She seems to genuinely believe that the only reason the Power Ponies keep someone as useless as Humdrum around is because they feel sorry for him.Mane-iac: Humdrum? Little guy? No superpowers whatsoever? [laughs] He's utterly useless! Puh-lease. Everypony knows you just keep him around because you [condescending tone] feel sowwy for him. Wah. Wah.
Masked Matter-horn: Maybe in your world. But in our world, Spike uh, Humdrum always comes through when we need him! Always!
Mane-iac: [laughs] I see dementia must be a side-effect of prolonged exposure to the Hairspray Ray of Doom.
- Evil Is Hammy: You can tell she loves being an over-the-top supervillain.
- Evil Gloating: She wouldn't be an over-the-top supervillain without an over-the-top monologue about her Evil Plan.
- Evil Laugh: All the time.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Some of her taunting towards Humdrum comes off as her flirting with him.
- When he ends up accidentally helping her evil plans, like failing to get the orb away from her, she "thanks" him for his help.
- He is the only hero she doesn't paralyze with the Hairspray Ray of Doom, and briefly tickles him under the chin with her mane after teasing him with it for a moment, even giving him a seductive half-lidded eye look.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She was once an ordinary yet power-mad pony who owned a shampoo factory until she fell into a vat of chemicals that was then electrified. When she emerged, she was physically and mentally transformed.
- Giggling Villain: She can pull off a full on evil laugh when pressed, but most of the time just giggles constantly.
- Green and Mean: Her prehensile hair is green.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: She is defeated by her own doomsday weapon. Trying to blast Saddle Rager with it in a panic simply has it reflect off of her and zap her instead. After being affected by it, her own mane wraps around her, ensnaring her like a straitjacket, and leaving her helpless.
- Hurricane of Puns: Yeah, the word "mane" loses its maneing after a while.
- The Hyena: Her reaction to her plans being ruined, being affected by her own weapon and her hair going out of control? Bouncing around on the floor with a huge grin on her face, cackling madly.
- Kick the Dog:
- She loves reminding Humdrum of his uselessness, save when he unintentionally helps her evil plans.
- When aiming her doomsday weapon at Saddle Rager, a tiny firefly gets in the way of her shot and she flicks it out of the way, apparently causing it great harm. This ends up being her undoing, since this cruel act caused Saddle Rager to Hulk Out and destroy her doomsday weapon.
- Large Ham: Gives Discord a run for his money.
- Laughably Evil: She is an intentionally over-the-top and not particularly threatening villain intended as a homage to various similarly campy comic villains in old comics.
- Laughing Mad: Her transformation caused her to go completely insane.
- Mooks: Has plenty of henchponies, all of them hairdressing-themed.
- Mundane Utility: She at one point uses her Prehensile Hair as a lounge chair to kick back and relax.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She uses her mane to tickle Humdrum under the chin while he is cowering in fear of her and begging her not to paralyze him, while mockingly calling the idea "pointless".
- Not Worth Killing: After using her Hairspray Ray of Doom to paralyze and capture the Power Ponies, she leaves Humdrum alone with it, laughing at the idea of using it on him. Though she does look like she is going to use it for a moment, she pulls it away from him when he begs her not to, perhaps simply wanting to laugh at his reaction to it.Humdrum: Don't spray!
Mane-iac (laughing at him) Oh, Humdrum, why in all of Maretropolis would I use the Hairspray Ray of Doom on you? (tickles his chin while her voice turns condescending) Rather pointless, don't you think?
- Oh, Crap!: She is visibly startled when Saddle Rager transforms into her monster form, and frantically presses the controls on her doomsday weapon to try to blast her.
- Poke the Poodle: Her doomsday plan is to... ruin the mane of everyone in the entire city? Okay then.
- Prehensile Hair: Her superpower.
- Pungeon Master: Except her puns revolve around "mane", leading to some repetitiveness.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her costume is primarily purple.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: After her accident, her pupils turn red.
- Slouch of Villainy: When the Mane Six are struggling to use the powers of the Power Ponies for the first time she just kicks back and watches them defeat themselves with an amused smile, even using her mane as a lounge chair.
- Supervillain Lair: Her operations are based in a shampoo factory, presumably the one that she used to own. In My Little Pony (Gameloft), it's designated as her "Home".
- Surrounded by Idiots: How she feels about her hencponies. When Humdrum frees the Power Ponies and they go on a rampage around her lair, she is reduced to barking orders at them as they fail to catch the Power Ponies, yelling "Idiots!" at them in frustration.
- Villain Ball: She captures the Mane Six, but thinks Spike is too "useless" to worry about, even ridiculing him about how harmless and pathetic he is. He soon proves her wrong.
- Villainous Breakdown: She has two in the climax against the Power Ponies. When Humdrum frees them and they go on a rampage in her lair, she is loses all of her composure and is reduced to barking orders at her hencponies and calling them idiots as they are beaten. Then, when she is blasted by her own doomsday weapon, she loses control of her mane, screaming "MY MANE!" as it wraps around her whole body, entrapping her like a straitjacket. Trapped by her own hair, defeated and helpless, all she can do is laugh insanely while hoping in place.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair turned green after the accident.
A Hearth's Warming Tale Characters
- Universal-Adaptor Cast: Each of the characters in the story, with the exception of Professor Flintheart, is played by one of the regular main characters: Starlight takes the role of Scrooge, Rainbow plays a very loose take on Bob Cracthit, and Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Princess Luna fill the roles of the three spirits. Meanwhile Rarity and Fluttershy appear as the apparent hosts of the Hearth's Warming Party featured in story, named Merry and Flutterholly.
The protagonist of A Hearth's Warming Tale. A mare who only cared about how to make Equestria a better place. She saw Hearth's Warming as an obstacle and distraction to her work. She eventually chose to cast a spell that would make ponies all over Equestria forget of the existence of Hearth's Warming forever. She soon learned the error of her ways and turned over a new leaf, now being the most charitable of ponies during Hearth's Warming from that day on. Portrayed in-universe by Starlight Glimmer.
- Adaptational Badass: Unlike the Grinch (who only could steal Christmas equipment) and Scrooge (who was a regular elderly man), Snowfall Frost is extremely skilled and possesses very powerful magic. She also has the capacity to erase Hearth's Warming Eve completely, and comes very close to doing so.
- Adaptational Villainy: Zig-zagged. While the original Scrooge was certainly not a nice guy at all (until his eventual Character Development), he was merely a cold jerk who just didn't want anything to do with Christmas. Snowfall, however, actively tries to destroy Hearth's Warming Eve with dangerous magic. She is, however, nicer than him, and her reason for doing so is that she believes it would benefit Equestria, unlike Scrooge's initial disregard for others.
- Anti-Villain: Snowfall honestly believes that her spell making everypony forget about the holiday would make Equestria better.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Snowfall doesn't believe the Windigos exist, despite all the other crazy stuff that exists in Equestria, including the spirits.
- Benevolent Boss: She treats her assistant, Snowdash, very well, at least by Scrooge Expy standards. She gets even better after her HeelFace Turn.
- Break the Cutie: As a filly, she loved Hearth's Warming Eve and spending it with her friends. After Professor Flintheart's cruel words to her, however, she shunned her friends and devoted her time to studying powerful magic. She even momentarily regrets it, as she sheds tears at one point.
- Composite Character: Of the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge. She is disgusted with the holiday and plans to get rid of it so no-one will celebrate it ever again, but undergoes a HeelFace Turn after being visited by three ghosts who show her the error of her ways.
- Evil Is Petty: More misguided than evil, but she still nearly manages to bring about the end of Equestria just because she doesn't like Hearth's Warming Eve.
- The Grinch: She is absolutely disgusted with the holiday that she goes as far as to make it disappear forever, thinking it would make Equestria better. Boy, is she wrong...
- HeelFace Turn: Just like Scrooge and the Grinch, Snowfall undergoes one after seeing the error of her ways.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She isn't really a bad pony, and even before her HeelFace Turn took the three Spirits visiting her unwelcome and interrupting her spell well.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Or rather, "My Celestia, What Was I Going to Do?!" as the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come shows Snowfall what will happen if she goes through with her spell: The Windigos grow out of control and blanket all of Equestria in eternal winter to the point of causing an ice age.
- Obliviously Evil: Snowfall honestly thought that her spell would make Equestria better, believing the Windigos to be nothing more than a filly's tale and not realizing the threat they actually pose.
- Purple Is Powerful: Snowfall is a powerful unicorn wizard; in addition to having Starlight's usual light-purple coat, her vest and top hat are purple too.
- Scare 'Em Straight: After being shown the consequence of going through with her spell, she opens her heart to the holiday and changes for the better.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She loved the holiday before Flintheart got to her.
- Villain Song: "Say Goodbye to the Holiday" exposits on her views on Heart's Warming as a pointless holiday and how she plans to remove it.
Three spirits that act as Hippomorphic Personifications of Hearth's Warming in A Hearth's Warming Tale. Known as the Spirits of Hearth's Warming Past, Presents and Yet to Come, they show Snowfall the error of her way by each showing her (in order) how she became cynic in her past, how the ponies of her current time enjoy the festivities and the horrible result of her intended spell to erase Hearth's Warming forever in the future. Portrayed in-universe by Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Princess Luna, respectively.
- Expy: Of the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, of course.
- Musical Exposition: They deliver the bulk of their exposition, and of their lesson to Snowfall, through song numbers.
- Our Spirits Are Different: Aside from being Hippomorphic Personifications of a holiday, each Spirit has characteristics different from the others. Past is the only Spirit that is transparent and monochrome gray like a classic ghost. Presents is seen in a physical state and interacts with background ponies. Yet to Come is the tallest and most foreboding figure.
- Powers That Be: As Past explains, Snowfall Frost attempting to cast a spell erasing Hearth's Warming Eve attracted the attention of "powerful forces". She stays vague on the exact nature of these forces, however.Spirit of Hearth's Warming Past: You don't think a spell like that would get by without some powerful forces noticin'? You got our attention, Snowfall Frost.
- Reality Warper: All three spirits have the power to alter their surroundings in some way to fulfill their mission. Past can fly, control physical objects by telekinesis, drag Snowfall with her into a Pensieve Flashback and make a pine tree de-age to a sapling. Presents materializes gifts all over the place and apparently heals a young infirm colt of his lameness to allow him to tap-dance; she also uses Offscreen Teleportation and leans very heavily on the fourth wall (but that's usual for Pinkie Pie). Yet to Come creates illusions to demonstrate her point.
- Rule of Symbolism: The ponies chosen to represent the Spirits of Hearth's Warming Past, Presents, and Yet to Come. Past, represented by the honest Applejack, shows Snowfall the truth of her past and how it led to her current views on Hearth's Warming; Presents, represented by the party pony Pinkie Pie, shows Snowfall the importance of parties and spending time with friends during the holiday; Yet to Come, represented by Princess Luna, formerly Nightmare Moon and still a literal mare of the night, shows Snowfall the potential, nightmarish future if the spell to erase Hearth's Warming is completed.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: The first two Spirits, especially Presents, teach Snowfall that she is wrong for thinking that Hearth Warming is just a silly excuse for candy and presents, and encourage her to see the value in friendship and joy behind the candy and presents.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Not said directly, but the Spirits of Hearth's Warming Presents and Yet to Come tell Snowfall off for her plan to erase Heath's Warming Eve. The former talks about all the fun she's missing and how the holiday itself is part of "making Equestria a better place". The later straight-up condemns her for her action that will result in an Endless Winter.
Spirit of Hearth's Warming Past
The first spirit, who takes Snowfall Frost to visit her past to show her the choices that set her on her current path. She's played by Applejack.
- Composite Character: Since there is no Jacob Marley equivalent in the story, Past gives Snowfall the initial warning that Marley' ghost does in A Christmas Carol.
- Ghostly Chill: Snowfall shivers violently when the immaterial Spirit of Hearth's Warming Past walks through her.
- Intangibility: Being a transparent classic-type ghost, she is largely immaterial. Snowfall's hoof goes right through her; later on, Past literally walks right through Snowfall, causing her to shiver.
- Monochrome Apparition: She is uniformly colored in shades of semi-transparent light gray.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Taken to extremes by her intangibility — she casually walks right through Snowfall while she's talking.
Spirit of Hearth's Warming Presents
The second spirit, who comes to show Snowfall the value and meaning of gifts and giving to others. She's played by Pinkie Pie.
- Friendly Ghost: Presents is the happiest and friendliest of the three, her unreservedly jovial attitude towards Snowfall contrasting with Past's gentle scolding and Yet to Come's stern doomsaying. Being portrayed by Pinkie Pie is an added bonus.
- Good Feels Good: She encourages the idea of giving gifts to others, and remarks that doing so feels so sweet.
- Incoming Ham: "SNOWFALL FROST! It is I, the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Presents!" While bursting out of a giant gift box to boot. Of course, she's portrayed by Pinkie Pie, so a hammy entrance is a given.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Predictable since the character is portrayed by Pinkie Pie. Presents disappears after sliding down a pile of gift boxes and pops out of another box moments later. She also uses bursts of Super Speed for pretty much the same effect.
- Shout-Out: Presents appears to be modeled specifically after the characterization of the Ghost of Christmas Present in the Ira David Wood theater adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Just like her in-universe portrayer, Presents has her sense going off, and says it means that a song is coming up.
Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come
The third and final spirit, who comes to show Snowfall the dire consequences her actions will have. She's played by Princess Luna.
- Anthropomorphic Zig-Zag: Luna, as the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come, appears to be standing on her hind legs the entire time. That said her body under the cloak also seems to be shaped if on all fours, despite her forelegs obviously not touching the ground. This helps add to intended confusion on if she even has hind legs and if her cloak is part of her body, which itself is futher aided by its colors and pattern matching Luna's down to the black splots on her flank, as well as her wings appearing to grow right from it.
- Bad Future: She shows Snowfall an Equestria blanketed by an Endless Winter caused by the Windigos after Hearth's Warming was forgotten.
- Black Cloak: Her dress of choice. The bottom of it constantly flows back into itself, and as it sports Luna's coat color and black markings, as well as her wings sprouting from it, it's hard to tell whether it's an actual garment or is part of her body.
- Dark Is Not Evil: The Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come is a dark and imposing figure with a booming voice. Her looks and scary presence could easily make plenty of straight villains envious. Yet her purpose is entirely benevolent, aiming at discouraging Snowfall Frost to cast the spell by showing her the dire consequences that would result. She's simply not afraid of using Scare 'Em Straight as a tactic.
- Disneyfication: Unlike the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, who simply stood silent and imposing, directing Scrooge through a possible future if he didn't change his ways, the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come speaks with a booming voice and sings a song about what would become of Equestria if Snowfall completed her spell. This makes the spirit's message easier for small children to understand and is less likely to give them nightmares of silent shadows.
- Dramatic Wind: From the moment Luna as the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet to Come opens her wings, frigid winds and snow blow all over the frozen landscape of the future Equestria. This doesn't stop for all of her song, and even gets worse when the Windigos appear.
- Fantastic Light Source: Yet to Come is cloaked in darkness until the moment she lights up her horn.
- Fog Feet: The bottom of her cloak seems to be ghostly and immaterial, with wisps of smoke curling into themselves constantly, mixing the same colors as Luna's usual mane.
- Ghostly Glide: She doesn't walk or fly, but instead creepily glides around in her long coat.
- Glowing Eyes: Yet to Come initially appears as a completely dark figure, but with glowing white eyes to show she means business.
- The Grim Reaper: She evokes this just like the Ghost of Christmas she is an expy of, being dressed in a cloak and abnormally tall.
- Power Echoes: She's the most imposing and scary of all three spirits. Naturally, she has a booming voice that echoes a lot.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She wastes no time in letting Snowfall Frost know that her selfishness and hard-heartedness will doom Equestria if she continues down the path she's on, and shows her the consequences as well.
A cruel teacher from Snowfall Frost's past. He is responsible for Snowfall's dislike of Hearth's Warming by berating her time-wasting on the holiday and to focus her time on the betterment of Equestria. Notably the only named charcter in the story (and even including many in the background) that isn't portayed by someone Twilight knows.
- Dark Is Evil: His mane and coat are in dark colors and dresses in black and gray. Yep, this guy is evil.
- Evil Teacher: Cruelly berates Snowfall for wasting her time celebrating Hearth's Warming when she should spend it working towards the betterment of Equestria.
- Expy: Of Severus Snape, indubitably. He looks like a ponified Snape, and is a strict and stern teacher of magic, shaping the mind of a young unicorn for the worst.
- The Grinch: Holds Hearth's Warming Eve and all its trappings in withering contempt to an even greater degree than adult Snowfall, although no explanation's given to why he acts this way.
- Jerkass: Professor Flintheart. Telling a little filly the tale of Hearth's Warming Eve is "just a story" while crushing the ornaments she's putting up is just as cruel as telling a human kid there's no Santa Claus while tossing the Christmas stockings in the trash.
- Leitmotif: Professor Flintheart has a grim and serious tune playing anytime he's talking, which pauses when young Snowfall is answering him.
- Meaningful Name: He has a heart of stone (cruel personality, lack of interest in holidays and a no-nonsense attitude), literally.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: The main lesson he teaches Snowfall and the one she has followed ever since, is that Hearth's Warming and everything related to it, such as friendship, is a waste of time that would be better spent studying.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He tells Snowfall to work towards the betterment of Equestria. Too bad she took that lesson to heart and tries to make Hearth's Warming disappear, dooming Equestria in the process.
- Villainous Legacy: Professor Flintheart serves as Cynicism Catalyst to Snowfall losing her interest in Hearth's Warming as a filly.
Snowfall Frost's assistant who helps her around her house. She was eventually let off early to enjoy the holiday and is later seen celebrating alongside her friends. She is portrayed in-universe by Rainbow Dash.
- Crosscast Role: Possibly, In-Universe — as with Rainbow Dash's previous role in the "Hearth's Warming Eve" pageant (as Commander Hurricane), it isn't entirely clear whether Snow Dash is supposed to be male or female.
- Expy: Of Bob Cratchit, as in being the assistant of the protagonist, although she is actually treated well by her boss and is not shown to have a family.
- Sarcasm-Blind: When Snowfall sarcastically tells Snow Dash she should take Hearth's Warming Eve off, Snow Dash rushes out the door before she can even finish.
- Servile Snarker: Snow Dash is described as Snowfall's "loyal assistant," but she isn't above getting in a jab at her boss about Hearth's Warming.Snowfall Frost: Those foolish ponies were ringing those blasted bells outside the window and I lost my concentration!
Snow Dash: Whoa, ponies actually enjoying Hearth's Warming Eve. Where did they get that crazy idea?
Ogres & Oubliettes CharactersA number of characters, NPCs and Player Characters alike, who make up the cast of Spike and Big Mac's Ogres & Oubliettes session, later brought to life by Discord's magic.
Spike, Big Mac and later Discord's in-game avatars: the sorcerer Garbunkle the Magician; Sir McBiggen, a black knight who defected from his king after the latter allied with the Squizard; and the archer Captain Wuzz. They reappear in "The Break Up Breakdown".
- The Archmage: Garbunkle is a famous, powerful and high-level enchanter with very high skill points, treated by others with the utmost respect.
- Black Knight: Sir McBiggen's character class is a knight in black armor because he abandoned his king. This is dishonorable, even if it was because the king allied with an Evil Sorcerer.
- Defector from Decadence: Sir McBiggen abandoned his king after the latter allied with the Squizard.
- Flat Character: Besides some short intros for Garbunkle and Sir McBiggen early on, they're not given much or any characterization themselves, effectively being just extensions of Spike and Big Mac's characters. Captain Wuzz doesn't even get that much, being just Discord in a costume.
- Magic Staff: Garbunkle carries one with a tip shaped like a hand holding a bead between thumb and forefinger.
- Perma-Stubble: Sir McBiggen has a prominent 5-o'clock-shadow.
- Shout-Out: Captain Wuzz's clothing and hair are very reminiscent of Legolas'.
- Transflormation: A partial example rather than a full-body transformation. In "Dungeons & Discords", Discord/Captain Wuzz attempts to transform a guard into a parsnip and, on flubbing the roll to do so, instead transforms his own hand into a cluster of finger-like parsnips. In all of Captain Wuzz's subsequent appearances, his his left hand remains the root vegetable he turned it into, albeit a fully movable one.
- Wizard Classic: Garbunkle wears and carries the standard wizard robes, hat, staff and beard.
An evil squid wizard who is besieging the last free city in Spiketopia and has kidnapped the beautiful unicorn princess "Shmarity". Defeating him is the goal of Spike and Big Mac's O&O campaign.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: He plans to make Princess Shmarity his bride once the heroes are defeated.
- Dem Bones: A horde of skeleton ponies seems to make up the bulk of his forces.
- Evil Sorcerer: An evil wizard who seeks to conquer Spiketopia by means of his magic and his undead mooks.
- Magic Wand: He wields two of the kind with a star at the end, one in each of his main tentacles.
- Necromancer: Seems to be this, as all of his minions are animated skeletons.
- Paper People: The Squizard and his minions are represented as drawings on rectangles of paper on the tabletop; even once animated by Discord and life-sized, they are still moving drawings over flat cardboard.
- Robe and Wizard Hat: He's not wearing anything else, but at least the Squizard has the traditional pointy hat, a cape and a Mystical High Collar to show what his trade is.
- Shot in the Ass: The second time that Discord transports himself, Spike and Big Macintosh into the game world, he and Spike defeat the Squizard by shooting him in the rear with Discord's arrow, which had been set on fire by Spike's magic.
- Tentacled Terror: He is an evil squid wizard.
A level 18 bone warrior in the Squizard's armies. Discord tries to set up Big Mac with her to distract him from his belief that his girlfriend is planning to break up with him. It doesn't work.
- Attractive Zombie: An in-universe fantasy example. Discord/Captain Wuzz presents her as a suitable partner for Big Mac/Sir McBiggun, and at the end of the episode Spike expresses continued interest in her.
- An Axe to Grind: Her Weapon of Choice is a notched, short-handled war axe, unlike the other skeletons that carry swords, bows or nunchucks.
- Blush Sticker: She briefly sports two oval-shaped, pink blush spots on her "cheeks" when getting introduced to Big Mac... despite being a skeleton with no flesh, blood vessels or blood.
- Dem Bones: She's a bone warrior, one of the hordes of animated skeletons used by as soldiers and minions by the Squizard. Some humor is derived from the anatomical realities of her state of being.Big Macintosh: She used to do this thing where her- her nose would wrinkle when she laughed. Right there, in that hole where your nose used to be.
- Paper People: Like the rest of the characters in Ogres & Oubliettes, she's an animated drawing on a large piece of cardboard.
- Punch-Clock Villain: According to Discord, she's only working for the Squizard in order to "pay off skeleton student loan debts".
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on the word "skeleton" and the women's name "Elinore".
- Visual Pun: Skellinore is quite literally a Flat Character.
- The Voiceless: She has no spoken lines, and for that matter makes no sounds at all, throughout her brief appearance. She largely makes up for this by emoting very expressively.
Bogus and Imaginary CharactersThey are sort of like fictional characters, though they're not as straightforward or your typical example of one because their identity and "existence" was fabricated by someone or a group of someones to pose as a real (In-Universe) individual or a group of individuals, or are otherwise figments of other ponies' imaginations and dreams.
A trio of pegasus ponies (one female and two males) who look exactly like the Wonderbolts but with a darker-themed uniform. They appeared out of nowhere to tempt Rainbow Dash into leaving her group and join them.
- Collective Identity: The Shadowbolts are actually Nightmare Moon shapeshifted and split into three ponies.
- Continuity Nod: We see the Shadowbolt uniform again in the episode "Luna Eclipsed" as Rainbow Dash's Nightmare Night costume.
- Evil Counterpart: In their debt episode, they're played up as being this to the Wonderbolts, largely through their attempts to separate Rainbow from the other characters and wearing what would later turn out to be a dark variation of the Wonderbolt uniforms. In practice, the fact that they were only around for one scene and didn't do much beyond boasting about their flying abilities means they didn't really have the chance of narratively establishing themselves as this.
- Hive Mind: The Shadowbolts are in fact Nightmare Moon separated into three bodies, but still acting as a singular being.
- Home Base: In My Little Pony (Gameloft), the Shadowbolts have a Ponyville House named The Shadowbolts' Hut.
- One-Shot Character: They are only in the second half of the series pilot.
- Opposing Sports Team: In the 2013 Annual comic, set in the Equestria Girls world, the Shadowbolts become a rival soccer team to Rainbow Dash's Wondercolts.
- Voice for the Voiceless: The female Shadowbolt speaks for the group. We never hear the other two speak.
A mysterious masked heroine and supposed rival of Rainbow Dash as Ponyville's hero. She is able to stop runaway carriages, predict when danger will occur, patch up dams with her magic and even fly. It turns out that she's actually Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Twilight and Fluttershy donning a costume designed by Rarity in a ploy to try to break Rainbow Dash's heroism-inflated ego.
- The Ace: She's a mysterious super-heroine superior to Rainbow Dash and with the super strength of an Earth pony, the magic of a Unicorn, the wings of a Pegasus, the ability to predict the future, and near the end, seemingly teleport or be in two places at once. In reality, she isn't ONE at all. It was Applejack, Twilight, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie wearing identical costumes and taking turns whenever their individual abilities would be handy.
- Always Someone Better: Fills this role in regards to Rainbow Dash. It was invoked by her friends to "take her down a peg".
- Badass Cape: There was some justification behind it, since it hides the lack of wings on a non-Pegasus.
- Coat, Hat, Mask: The sum total of her costume and for good reason. The coat hides the lack of wings on a non-Pegasus, the hat the lack of a horn on a non-Unicorn, and the mask hides identity.
- Collective Identity: Mare Do Well is actually the rest of the Mane Six ponies, except for Rarity (though she did take part indirectly as the designer of Mare Do Well's costume), posing as a masked super hero.
- Color-Coded Wizardry: Her magic aura is the same red-violet color as those of Twilight Sparkle and her family as well as Amethyst Star (when Amethyst Star's magic aura isn't pink). And for good reason, since Twilight's the only unicorn who played her.
- Compressed Hair: Both her mane and her tail are completely hidden in her costume. Justified, like the rest of her Costume Tropes.
- The Cowl: Her costume and mysterious demeanor certainly invokes this trope since her identity is hidden and she appears and disappears out of nowhere.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Much like certain other caped crusaders, she's out to protect Ponyville despite her dark outfit and usually serious expression.
- Dub Name Change: In the Japanese dub, she is called "Dark Mare" instead.
- Foreshadowing: Possibly her being a Winged Unicorn (albeit only in appearance) is one to the fact that Twilight would later become an actual one, especially since Twilight's magenta magic aura is usually fairly unique to her, and Mare Do Well was shown to have wings shortly after using the same magenta magic.
- Home Base: In My Little Pony (Gameloft), MDW's "Home" in Ponyville is "Mare Do Well's Hideout".
- Nice Hat: Perfect for hiding both the presence, or lack, of a horn.
- One-Shot Character: Only appears in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well".
- Purple Is Powerful: The primary color of her suit, which indeed makes her look cool.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: Justified; the cape hides the wings.
- The Voiceless: She never says a single word. Totally justified since she was Applejack, Twilight, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in disguise and the voice would have given them away. Also used to reinforce her modest and humble nature.
- Winged Unicorn: Appears to be one due to unicorn Twilight and pegasus Fluttershy being among the ponies who played her.
An unseen informant for the "Foal Free Press" (a school newspaper) who reports personal and/or confidential information to the public without the pony's consent.
An Apple cousin from out of town who fills in for Applejack during the Sisterhooves Social... Actually Big Macintosh in a dress.
- Big Beautiful Woman: One of the judges is rather taken with her, at least.
- Brawn Hilda: She very literally tears through the obstacle course to win for Applebloom.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Almost every other pony in the episode — including the CMC, Rainbow Dash and all but one of the judges — catches on that "Orchard Blossom" is Big Mac in a wig and a dress as soon as they meet. The judges still let them compete because they don't feel it's an issue that Apple Bloom is competing alongside her brother, so their own realization doesn't come into play until the end of the episode.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: She speaks in drawn-out sentences littered with fancy words, a complete contrast to Big Mac's usual "eeyup/nope" routine.
- Southern Belle: She speaks with a pronounced Southern drawl, and presents the personality of a refined lady from the rural upper class.
Voiced by: Kyle Rideout
A crystal pony whom Spike introduces to Twilight and Cadance as his new friend, though he is actually the disguised form of the traitorous changeling Thorax, with intentions of fitting in with ponies.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: He has vivid, yet adorable blue eyes that match his mane.
- Magnetic Hero: He forms bonds with the other crystal ponies (including the royal guards) quite easily, and alicorn foal Flurry Heart quickly develops affection for him.
- Nervous Wreck: He's very nervous and sweating when Spike introduces him to Twilight.
- One-Shot Character: He never appears again after his debut.
- Remember the New Guy?: Invoked. As part of Spike's fake story for Crystal Hoof, to hide the fact that he's Thorax in disguise, he claims that the two of them have been pen pals ever since the Equestria Games. Twilight buys it.
The matriarch of the Rich family, visiting Las Pegasus and aiming at buying some of the entertainment complexes. In reality, Fluttershy in disguise as part of Flim and Flam's plan to trick Gladmane.
- Continuity Nod: The Rich family, which includes Filthy Rich, Spoiled Rich and Diamond Tiara, has already been established as among the wealthiest earth ponies.
- Elective Unintelligible: Impossibly Rich only whispers to Flam, who then reports her words. It's on purpose, since Fluttershy's meek voice would be easily recognizable. She also probably wouldn't be comfortable trying to bluff Gladmane, unlike a conpony like Flam.
- Impersonation-Exclusive Character: The Riches are an established family in the show, and Gladmane and the resort-goers all react to her as if she were someone real and well-known, but the real Impossibly Rich is never seen — only Fluttershy in her disguise.
- Mock Millionaire: Flim and Flam paint her as the matriarch of the Rich family, able to buy out any entertainment complex in Las Pegasus.
- Power Hair: This mane style is most fitting for a rich and powerful mare of importance.
- Theme Naming: She follows the naming model of other members of the Rich family, like Filthy Rich and Spoiled Rich. We don't know if a real Impossibly Rich does exist, though.
- Wig, Dress, Accent: Fluttershy's disguise consists of a green wig, a feather boa, a dress that conceals her wings, sunglasses, and speaking in whispers. Her coat color is still recognizable, though, and Gladmane isn't fooled.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Impossibly Rich has green hair in a style close to Power Hair. In fact a wig that somehow manage to compress Fluttershy's longer pink mane.
The hypothetical counterpart of Nightmare Moon, Daybreaker is the evil alter ego Princess Celestia could become should she be consumed and twisted by evil like her sister, Luna. She only appears in Starlight Glimmer's dreams after she finds the royal sisters in the middle of a feud, fearing for the worst possible outcome.
For the Alternate version of Daybreaker; see Friendship Is Magic: Expanded Universe.
- Awesome McCoolname: Daybreaker is quite the badass name for an evil alicorn sun goddess.
- Ax-Crazy: Subtle, due to the tone of the show, but it's still clear that she would have not hesitated to kill anypony who stands in her way, even flat out saying that she should have snuffed Nightmare Moon out instead of just banishing her.
- Beware the Superman: Imagine the most powerful pony in Equestria realizing she could do anything she wanted, and nopony would be able to stop her. That's Daybreaker. Fortunately, the real Celestia is far too principled to let that come to pass.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: She has dark red sclera close to this effect.
- Breath Weapon: Among her fiery attacks is a searing breath of flames she uses on Nightmare Moon.
- Cain and Abel: She and Nightmare Moon are both the Cain to each other's Abel, attempting to kill one another.
- The Cameo: She appears briefly when King Sombra makes Twilight see her worst nightmare in the Season 9 premiere.
- Dream People: Daybreaker only exists in Starlight's anxiety and guilt-induced nightmare of making the royal sisters' fight even worse, but she is also completely aware of Celestia when she temporarily gains Luna's Dream Walker powers, and speaks as though Celestia has the potential to become her in real life.
- Strangely, Luna is also aware of Daybreaker, and Celestia states she will never let her exist "again", though what this indicates is unknown.
- If one takes the comic series as canon, the 2018 Annual of My Little Pony: Legends of Magic implies that Celestia has always had the potential to become Daybreaker, similarly to how Luna always have had the potential to become Nightmare Moon, and that these personalities could be brought to the fore if the appropriate sister were to turn to evil. In this case, Daybreaker would have been known and present in potentia from the beginning, but never actually existed as something more than a potential future and a nightmare in Celestia's mind.
- Evil Counterpart: To Celestia, of course, having none of her benevolence, kindness, or humility, and using the full extent of her magic to subjugate and rule all of Equestria by herself.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: She has Flaming Hair (tail included) and can control fire, powers she uses to hurt and destroy. When she sits on her throne, she fills the entire hall with pillars of flame.
- Evil Is Hammy: Much like Nightmare Moon, Daybreaker wholeheartedly embraces Evil Laughter and over-the-top showing during her appearance, lacking any of Celestia's grace and dignity. During their duel, she even puts Nightmare Moon to shame as she spends most of it laughing and mocking her opponent while Nightmare Moon trades her usual ham for cold anger.
- Evil Versus Evil: Much of her appearance has her locked in a battle with Nightmare Moon when she's not belittling Celestia.
- Fangs Are Evil: Like Nightmare Moon she has pronounced fangs, something Celestia lacks.
- Flaming Hair: Her mane and tail are made of bright yellow flames that burn constantly (except when making an Emerging from the Shadows entrance).
- Foil: Being Celestia's version of Luna's Evil Counterpart, she is Nightmare Moon's opposite in every villainous sense. Besides the light-versus-dark visual contrast, they have diametrically opposite motivations for their evil acts: Luna was twisted into Nightmare Moon by feelings of neglect, jealousy and lack of appreciation, whereas Daybreaker is motivated entirely by an overblown sense of self-satisfaction: in essence, Nightmare Moon fell from grace for having too little self-esteem and being overreliant on others for validation, whereas Daybreaker's theoretical fall came from having, if anything, too much self-esteem and choosing to rely on no-one. Their attitudes in their duel are also in stark contrast: Nightmare Moon is constantly scowling and angry, while Daybreaker's emotive range seems fixed on evil laughs and manic grins.
- Evil Me Scares Me: To say that Celestia was a bit uncomfortable facing her nightmare reflection would be an understatement.
- Hellish Horse: Besides being a nightmare in the literal sense, Daybreaker has a much stronger demonic motif than Nightmare Moon did, including plumes of living flames for her mane and tail and eyes with yellow irises and burnt-red sclerae.
- Hellish Pupils: She has slitted pupils similar to Nightmare Moon's, though hers are jagged.
- It's All About Me: Her goal is to become Equestria's one and only ruler, and anyone who stands in her way is to be disposed of.
- Light Is Not Good: She is still pure white and has control over Equestria's main source of light and warmth, but she is anything but the same kind and gentle ruler as Celestia.
- Playing with Fire: Daybreaker is literally on fire and attacks using gigantic pillars of fire and explosions.
- The Power of the Sun: Her fiery abilities stem from Celestia's control of the sun, and she can produce a solar flare that incinerates everything around her.
- Pride: Apart from being entirely self-centered, she is also supremely confident in knowing she's more powerful than any other pony, and describes herself as better, stronger, and prettier than Celestia.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She's well over a millennia-old and acts like a spoiled brat.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her dark red sclera gives this effect.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The opposite way from the princesses: Nightmare Moon is cold and pragmatic, while Daybreaker is Drunk on the Dark Side and gleeful in the destruction she wreaks.
- Shadow Archetype: She embodies Celestia's negative attributes and turns them Up to Eleven, namely her casual hubris and lack of appreciation for her younger sister.
- Spikes of Villainy: In contrast to Nightmare Moon's armor, which largely consists of swooping curves and rounded edges, Daybreaker's armor is all sharp points and spikes. This even carries into their body designs; Nightmare Moon has round wings whose feathers lie together to form an unbroken, leaf-like outline, while Daybreaker's wings are pointed and their feathers spread out to form a zig-zagging, jagged outline. Nightmare Moon's mane is a circular swirling nebula, while Daybreaker's is a plume of fire flicking out around the edges.
- Superpowered Evil Side: As Luna has Nightmare Moon, Celestia has Daybreaker, which is Celestia using all of her power without caring who gets hurt, and arrogantly believing herself to not need anyone's help. Instead of jealousy, it draws on Celestia's desire for absolute and unchecked authority where she would never have to rationalize her decisions before acting.
- The Unfettered: Whereas Celestia intentionally keeps her power in check for fear of what it might do, Daybreaker doesn't hold back, unleashing her full power on anyone who crosses her.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As she describes herself, she is what Celestia could become if she were to realize she had the power to do whatever she wanted and nopony would be able to stop her.
A unicorn mare photographer who takes pictures of the Main Six before a camping trip of theirs, but it becomes apparent that she is hiding a dark secret. In reality, she is a disguised Queen Chrysalis, meant to trick the Mane Six and stir up hatred between the three pony tribes.
- Beware the Silly Ones: She's a Genki Girl unicorn who turns out to be the disguised form of one of the show's most dangerous and cruel villains.
- Emerald Power: She has green eyes that mask her true identity as the powerful Queen Chrysalis.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: While not as cute as Cozy Glow, she's a pretty mare nonetheless, but is actually a disguised Queen Chrysalis, who assumes her identity for nefarious purposes.
- Fantastic Racism: She hates pegasi and earth ponies, to the point of trying to get her fellow unicorns to turn on them.
- Fluffy the Terrible: "Crackle Cosette" is a fairly pleasant name for somepony who seeks to tear apart the three pony tribes.
- Foreshadowing: Her cutie mark gives hints of her true nature. First of all, it's a bug, and she's the changeling queen. Also, it isn't a ladybug as you would believe at first glance, but an Asian Lady Beetle, the fake ladybug — in other words, she's not what she pretends to be.
- Given Name Reveal: Her name isn't revealed until her second appearance, "The Summer Sun Setback".
- Irrational Hatred: She appears to hate Starlight Glimmer for no reason, rudely ignoring her despite having never met her before and being angry at the prospect of taking her picture.
- Manipulative Bitch: Her entire existence is built on being this, and she admittedly pulls this off on the Mane Six and her fellow unicorns quite well.
- Nice Girl: She's very kind and energetic, showing respect towards the Main Six when meeting them in Twilight's castle and taking pictures of them.
- Vocal Dissonance: In each of her appearances, her voice is noticeably different:
- In "The Mean 6", she has a light, sweet-sounding voice.
- In "The Summer Sun Setback", her voice is deeper and more haughty.
- In the Cold Open of "The Ending of the End - Part 1", it sounds similar to Trixie's voice.
A unicorn and alicorn duo who come to the Flim-Flam Brothers' Friendship University in Las Pegasus, and Plainity becomes Flam's star student. They are actually Rarity and Twilight in disguise who are infiltrating the school to find the brothers' secret.
- Nice Hat: Plainity wears a blue baseball cap backwards.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- Subverted with Rarity's choice of clothes: they don't cover her well, but no-one even recognizes her, not even Flam.
- Exaggerated with Twilight, whose "disguise" consists of nothing but an eye-patch and a sticky note over her cutie mark, not even bothering to hide being an alicorn (of which only 5 are known to exist). The Flim-Flam Brothers see right through it.
A traveling country musician who gave up her career to be with her family. She is actually an alter ego made up by Applejack to help Twilight win the Sibling Supreme.
Inanimate ObjectsInanimate objects that other characters have treated like a living individual; a Companion Cube if you will.
- Companion Cube: They're plants, dolls and lumps of inanimate matter, but other characters give them names, talk to them, ask them questions, "feed" them, tuck them into bed and generally treat them like they would a living pet or another person.
Applejack: Heh... uh... well, ya know, being replanted in a whole new place is very upsettin' for a tree... an' Bloomberg here is one of my favorites.
An apple tree Applejack and co. are going to deliver to Appleloosa. Bloomberg was her favorite apple tree and takes care of "him" with much love and care that she even tucked him in a bed and read bed time stories to him, much to Rarity's (and possibly the other's) dismay.
- I Call It "Vera": AJ calls it Bloomberg.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Bloomberg is drawn in a much more detailed style than the other apple trees in the show. It has a fuller and more "realistic" crown instead of the stylized apple-shaped crowns other apple trees have, its canopy has visible leaf outlines instead of being a uniform light green, and it has more and more detailed apples and a more detailed bark texture than other apple trees. This is most visible once it's replanted in Appleloosa's orchard, standing out rather sharply amidst the other, more generic trees.
- One-Shot Character: It only appears in "Over a Barrel".
A bunch of random objects who Pinkie Pie talks to during Gummy's "after birthday party" as a replacement for her friends. Pinkie Pie also gave them names (along with accented voices); they are Mister Turnip (a metal bucket with a bunch of turnips inside), Rocky (made up of three consecutively smaller rocks piled on top of each other), Sir Lints-a-lot (a rather large lump of lint), and Madame le Flour (a big sack of flour). All of them wearing party hats.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: In-Universe. A number of them are supposed to be male, but Pinkie is providing the voices for all of them
- I Am Very British: Sir Lints-a-lot, who by name is clearly intended to be some sort of pseudo-British aristocrat, "speaks" in an exaggerated high-class British accent.
- Imaginary Friend: To Pinkie Pie. They even move on their own in Pinkie Pie's head/imagination, although in the real world it's actually her making them move.
- Just a Stupid Accent: Most of them have accents to make them sound foreign but they still speak in English.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": A bunch of turnips in a bucket named Mr. Turnip, a pile of rocks called Rocky, a big lump of lint by the name of Sir Lintsalot and a sack of flour named Madame le Flour. Not the most original names there ever were.
- One-Shot Character: Their only appearance in the show is in "Party of One", though they return in Friends Forever #7.
- Punny Name:
- Replacement Goldfish: Pinkie uses them as replacements for the friends that, she thinks, left her.
- Simpleton Voice: Mister Turnip has a low and slow voice.
- Talking to Themself: After a while in the party scene we start to see them moving by themselves and talking back to Pinkie. The scene suddenly cuts and we see that Pinkie Pie is doing the voices for them.
- Unexplained Accent: Not sure where Pinkie Pie's ideas for their accents come from, seeing that this isn't Earth... but then again Apple Bloom spoke in French once and Pinkie is more insane than usual in this episode.
- Ventriloquism: So convincing that Rainbow Dash falls for it for a short while when Rocky "confronts" her.
- Voice for the Voiceless: Pinkie Pie does the voices for all of them. Especially when Rocky "confronts" Rainbow Dash (which is actually due to Pinkie Pie under the table manipulating him and talking for him).
When Discord was driving the main characters apart, he tempted Rarity with a vision of an enormous, flawless diamond shining out of a rock. Rarity couldn't resist the temptation and vigorously dug it out by hoof, failing to realize that her gem was nothing more than a rock that Discord has caused her to perceive as a diamond. She from then on carries it on her back or pushes it around with disregard to its immense weight, greedily guarding it from the others with intense paranoia. To her it looks just like that, a giant diamond, but to others it's nothing more than a large boulder.
- All-Natural Gem Polish: Of massive proportions. It comes out as a perfectly shiny, faceted, flawless diamond the size of a small car after Rarity rips it out of a boulder with her bare hooves. It was later revealed to be just a giant boulder with an illusion spell cast on it.
- Greed: This is what "he" was intended to evoke in Rarity's mind. Until the spell was broken it worked just fine, with Rarity single-mindedly obsessing over her precious "treasure" and driving away her friends out of conviction that they would steal her diamond.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again!: Rarity's word-for-word reaction once the spell is broken, complete with and Applejack-induced call back a short while later.)
- One-Shot Character: It only appears in "The Return of Harmony — Part 2".
- Shattering the Illusion: Twilight and co. manage to break the spell, making Rarity see that the precious thing she though she was carrying truly is really just a worthless builder.
- Tuckerization: Named after Tom Sales, one of the show's storyboard artists.
Twilight Sparkle's old and raggedy childhood doll. "She" is a grey donkey rag doll with buttons for eyes (the other eye almost looks like it will fall off any second). She wears a pair of polka-dotted pants (thus the "pants" part of her name) and also includes a notebook and a quill (thus the "smarty" part of her name) for, as Twilight puts it, "when you want to pretend she's doing her homework!" She uses the doll in a desperate attempt to write a lesson for Princess Celestia by casting a "Want-It Need-It" spell on it. It goes as well as anyone might have guessed. Smarty Pants is currently in the possession of Big Macintosh.
- Apple of Discord: Twilight tries to use the doll as one of these by casting a spell on it to make people desperately desire it, in order to make them fight over it and give a friendship-related problem to solve and learn a lesson from. It works all too well once the entire town descends in a pitched brawl over it.
- Ascended Extra: She eventually got her own molded toy.
- Biting-the-Hand Humor: Twilight Sparkle's description of her old Miss Smartypants doll and its accompanying accessories could be seen as a Take That! at the My Little Pony toys themselves, which perhaps explains why Big Macintosh is the one who really loves the toy.
- Creepy Doll: In large part due to Twilight's obsessive attempts to get the CMC to fight over Smarty Pants and her manic expression while doing it, the doll itself comes off as more unsettling than endearing in the scenes it first appears in.
- One-Shot Character: "She" only appears in "Lesson Zero".
- Stealth Pun: Smarty Pants is a donkey. A smart ass, if you will.
A small rock that Pinkie's sister Maud Pie introduces as her pet. They sometimes play hide-and-seek together; Boulder usually hides in her pocket.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: Pet rocks are a thing.
- Big Eater: It's just a tiny pebble, but Boulder apparently devours an entire sandwich in a few moments.
- Funny Background Event:
- At the picnic, Maud takes a few bites of her sandwich, and then sets it down, and pushes Boulder her pet rock at it. The scene briefly switches to closeups where AJ offers Maud a muffin, but by the time the shot pulls back, the sandwich is gone and Boulder is all alone on the picnic blanket.
- In "Hearthbreakers", Boulder can also be seen at a corner of the dinner table with its own tiny bowl of Stone Soup.
- In "Uncommon Bond", when Maud and Sunburst are talking by the Mirror Pool, Boulder is lying besides her. The focus cuts away from Maud for a moment... and when it returns to her, there are now two Boulders in a puddle of water next to her.
- Ironic Name: Boulder. It's a tiny pebble.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Despite being shown as nothing more than a ordinary rock, Boulder has had many moments where he is seemingly alive such as wanting to get a post card for his cousin or "wandering off" to hang out with other rocks.
- Mighty Lumberjack: Played for laughs. When Maud asks Boulder if they should leave Ghastly Gorge, Boulder is on a tree stump wearing a knit cap next to an ax and a cord of chopped wood.
- Older Than They Look: Maud reveals that Boulder is 2000 years old, but according to her, he doesn't look a day over 600.
- Snipe Hunt: One of the games Maud plays alongside the main characters in her debut is "Camouflage", where the object is finding Boulder in a field of similar grey rocks. It was in Maud's pocket all the time.
Cheese Sandwich's rubber chicken companion, which he later gifts to Pinkie.
- Plot Coupon: At the end of "Pinkie Pride", Boneless turns out to be one of the tokens each of the main six characters receives after learning a lesson about friendship, which in "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2" are transformed into the six keys necessary to open the crystal box. Boneless, specifically, is transformed into the key of Laughter.
- Replacement Goldfish: Immediately after giving Boneless to Pinkie Pie, Cheese whips out a new rubber chicken named Boneless Two and continues on his way. By the time of the Grand Finale, they're on Boneless Six.
- Shout-Out: Boneless isn't the first "boneless chicken" named Boneless to appear in a cartoon: its name is reminiscent of the character Boneless Chicken from Cow and Chicken.
Mudbriar's pet stick.
- Cargo Ship: In-Universe. Maud and Mudbriar appear to think Twiggy and Boulder make a cute couple — at the very least, they're seen chaperoning a date between them in the Hearts and Hooves Day episode "The Break Up Break Down".
- A Lizard Named "Liz": A twig named Twiggy. Not the most imaginative name for a small stick.
A philodendron that Starlight keeps in her office at the School of Friendship.
- Running Gag: Phyllis is involved in two throughout "A Horse Shoe-In" through Starlight voicing her worries to it and taking the plant's silence as replies and it constantly being put in peril by Trixie, ultimately getting trashed in the end.
- Talking to Plants: Starlight spends a good deal of "A Horse Shoe-In" talking to a philodendron and acting as it replies to her.