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

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Space Ponies

    Space Ponies in General 
  • Blood Knight: There are several instances of them getting bored if the Big Bad takes too long to launch their next attack.
  • Holier Than Thou: They continuously bring up that they are better in every way compared to everyone else.
  • Hypocrite: Practicing what they preach is a foreign concept to them.
    • A particularly notable example is in season 3 where they don't go after Raven because she's potentially too strong for them to handle. Except she's pretty small potatoes compared to the likes of Titan before her, several villains afterward, and King Sombra in the same season, whom they fought with no hesitation.
    • Speaking of which, this decision led to the death of Twilight Sparkle. Despite the fact that they could have swooped in and fought like they did with all of the above-mentioned villains but chose not to, it's her that's at fault for not following orders not to go after Raven. Not the supposedly superior Space Ponies, no siree. Not to mention, back in season 1, Abra-Kadabra and Lightning Dawn both stepped out of line to attack the villains at different points, and they didn't get so much as a slap on the wrist.
    • They insist on making the Equestrian ponies drop terms like "everypony" for the sake of political correctness, because not everyone's a pony. Not only are they referred to as "original space ponies", but they also look down heavily on their Equestrian counterparts, which is the opposite of politically correct.
    • They happily criticize any aspect of Equestrian culture that they don't agree with, but if anyone voices complaints about their culture, the complainers are looked down on as degenerate and wrong.
    • In the third chapter of the rewritten Season 1, Lightning suggests blowing up the Dark Planet with Titan on it, but dismisses the thought because, to quote the text, "Starfleet was not a murderous force. They couldn't go around blowing worlds up without good reason or cause." While they do bring down a few enemies through non-lethal means, most of the time they don't display any particular reluctance to kill enemies they consider irredeemable (including Titan, ironically enough), and they actually chew Twilight out for having an issue with killing.
  • Informed Ability:
    • They're stated to be superior in intelligence to Equestrians but no character figures out that a metallic creature giving off no life readings that’s attacking a dam is just a robot until its innards are exposed. The author gives the excuse that they've somehow never encountered robots before yet have heard of them but that only shows how unimaginative Starfleet is; it would be like real people encountering a winged, fire-breathing reptile and not realizing it's a dragon.
    • In this blog, the author compares Equestria to Colonial America and Unicornicopia to the distant future. However, Space Ponies have little to no futuristic technology such as teleporters, healing rays and artificial planets (basically, the kind of thing you'd expect a space-faring race to have) and not even a lot of modern technology such as mobile phones, submarines, nukes and automobiles.
    • In the same blog, it's revealed that despite their name and status as a space-faring race, the Space Ponies lack any form of interstellar travel. (See Non-Indicative Name below.)
    • In spite of the Space Ponies' supposed superior strength and speed, said to be able to withstand a kick from Applejack and move faster than Rainbow Dash at her best while walking, they actually had trouble incapacitating Diamond Dogs, which Rarity, in FiM canon, was able to bend to her beck and call, and the other Mane 5 were easily able to handle. It's like the Ewoks thwarting the Empire by comparison. And the kicker? The Diamond Dogs aren't stated to have gotten stronger, not through training or anything. The only explanation for this (according to Word of God) is that "they had strong armor".
    • They're described as a warrior race, but when a monster shows up, the first thing most of the populace does is hide behind their force fields and let Lightning's band deal with it.
  • Jerkass: They tend to act unpleasant to those who don't meet their standards.
  • Lawful Stupid: Their insistence on strict adherence to the rules laid out by Grand Ruler causes its share of trouble. The whole Raven debacle is probably the biggest example, though there are others.
    • When the CMC get landed with an abusive Sadist Teacher, their guardians initially decide to do nothing because he isn't technically going against Starfleet regulation.
    • When Starla is kidnapped in the midst of her own wedding, Starfleet refuses to go rescue her until Celesto gives the order to.
  • Magic Knight: Supposedly, they're very good at using physical and magical abilities in combat.
  • Master Race: The Space Ponies and their "god" known as Grand Ruler are seen as this. They have no problem calling others out on how inferior they are to Space Ponies because they live on the ground alone, particularly Equestrian ponies.
    Unnamed Space Pony: Space Ponies ARE stronger than you Equestrians, but we don’t treat you like slaves, and we don’t bluntly rub it in your faces.
  • Might Makes Right: They believe that because they possess more power than other species, they get to dictate what is right and wrong.
  • Moral Myopia: They have no problem forcing their opinions and way of life on another civilization in the name of protection. They don't seem to realize that sane people might have a problem with that until it's their own way of life that's being threatened. The conflict against Windy Bag in VI is perhaps the best example of this.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Either that or life imprisonment, since according to their views, most of what they consider evil are unwilling to listen to reason and must be dealt with using force.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Space Ponies believe themselves superior to other races, operate as a Police State, have conquered various worlds, and are taught in the military force to always follow orders blindly or you will get socially shunned. They're also willing to condemn entire species, and Season V basically has them waging a Guilt-Free Extermination War on the Insectos. Bonus points for wearing an insignia that visually resembles the Nazi party's eagle emblem and their leader holding the title "Grand Ruler". It doesn't help that their actions were summed up in this article, which links 10 of the 14 traits of fascism to them.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: They always get the powers they need to fend off whatever villains they're dealing with Just in Time. Lightning's Rainbow Rod and Uniforce and the Mega Modes in particular come off as Dei ex Machina.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: They have the belief that evil can't be reasoned with, leaving them with no alternative to beating the evildoers up and then imprisoning/destroying them. In the past, they apparently tried negotiating with enemies before resorting to violence but failed miserably, and as a result, they changed their policy to skip straight to that second part.
  • You Are Number 6: Everyone's got a serial number on their chest (cutie marks being another thing that the author either didn't like or understand. Or both).
    • According to this, it was a minor element from an episode of Today's Special that he implemented into the fic. Expect to see plenty of that below.
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    Lightning Dawn 
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He lost his horn in an unfortunate smelting accident. That's why he can't do magic.
Click here  to see his Enticorn form

The main protagonist of Starfleet Magic, Lightning Dawn was rescued by the Grand Ruler at the age of 5 after his home planet was attacked by Serpentari. Noticing his golden horn, the Grand Ruler took Lightning under his wing as his student. Despite his inability to use magic, he was able to quickly advance to the Admiralty of Starfleet due to his physical strength and ability to use the Uniforce. Season 3 reveals that he is the last of the Enticorn race, allowing him access to a powerful, but uncontrollable super form.

  • Birthday Hater: Due to his fifth one being the day all other members of his race were killed by Serpentari.
  • Born Winner: He was born with a Golden Horn similar to the Grand Ruler and is from an extinct species known as the Enticorn.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He does nothing when Human Twilight is put in a coma by Flash Sentry because he feels that he will only make the situation worse if he were to try to do anything with his suspicions of Flash and his mother being the culprits. He also doesn't do anything about Sunset breaking up the HuMane 5's friendship with his reason being that trying to help will not accomplish anything.
  • Character Shilling: Pretty much everyone with anything bad to say about this guy is either a villain or at least antagonistic. To his allies, both Space Pony and Equestrian, he's practically a saint.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: To compensate for his lack of magical ability, the Grand Ruler trains him intensively to be physically stronger and faster than the other characters. Somehow, he still finds himself tuckered out by carrying crates and baskets of vegetables.
  • Death by Origin Story: His parents.
  • Deus ex Machina:
    • The Uniforce: A mystical, unstoppable power that can put an end to any foe, but can't initially be controlled by Lightning himself and can only manifest if he manages to believe hard enough for it to come out (in other words, whenever it's convenient for the plot). Downplayed in later seasons, where it's downgraded to being roughly on the same level as his teammates' regular abilities and has to be supercharged to do any significant damage.
    • Also the Rainbow Rod, given to him by Grand Ruler to serve as an interim Finishing Move until he mastered the Uniforce, initially packaged in a magical wrapper that suspiciously refused to come off until the exact moment it was needed.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: More so in the rewrite, where he could put up a good fight against Titan (or at least, his puppet) even without the Uniforce, and once he harnessed it out of nowhere, it was over.
  • Expy: He is basically a male version of Twilight Sparkle, only without her personality and what makes her likeable.
  • Finishing Move: His only real contribution to most fights is to end it with the Uniforce/Rainbow Rod/Capture Blaster.
  • Flat Character: Lightning is defined by being Grand Ruler's pupil and later a high-ranking Starfleet officer, with a bit of a temper. He's flat as paper beyond that.
  • Golden Super Mode: His Enticorn form.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In Starfleet Humans, he is constantly mouthing off at people who act rude to him, and at times, he is barely restraining himself from using physical force on people who annoy him.
  • Hypocrite: When Human Starla is kicked out of the school play for supposedly trashing the set, Lightning rushes into Principal Celestia's office to argue Starla's innocence (which involves pressing Celestia's emotional hot buttons and physically assaulting her), but when Human Twilight is put into a coma by Flash Sentry, Lightning does nothing about this, not even telling others about his suspicions of Flash, because he feels that he'll make matters worse.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: He rudely asks Human!Twilight "What kind of name is 'Twilight Sparkle'?" when his name is 'Lightning Dawn'.
  • Informed Ability: He has been stated to be extremely strong yet he never makes a dent on any monsters. Against other ponies, his strength is more or less equal, even getting knocked down by a possessed Cheerilee at one point.
  • Jerkass: In Starfleet Humans, he acts particularly unpleasant to nearly everyone in the human world, Human!Celestia and Twilight especially. Even in the main series, he occasionally slips into this by pulling rank in casual conversation.
  • Karma Houdini: In Starfleet Humans, despite provoking Celestia into attacking him by insulting her and her dead horse then scalding her face, Lightning never suffers any punishment other than an extremely short-lived suspension.
  • Kill Steal: Probably the most accurate (if uncharitable) way to describe his contribution to most fights in early seasons, which is to simply finish off an enemy with the Uniforce or Rainbow Rod after his teammates soften it up.
  • Last of His Kind: Is an Enticorn, explaining his lack of magical ability inherent to Space Ponies.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Nearly always his first method of attack.
  • The Load: Despite his physical strength, most of the villains use magic and his inability to use magic is quite a liability in battle. Anytime he finishes a battle is with his Uniforce. He grows out of this later on, though, bringing him up to par with the rest.
  • Madness Mantra: While in his Enticorn form, Lightning repeatedly says, "Evil must die!"
  • Never My Fault: In Starfleet Humans, despite almost getting hit by Celestia's car when he wanders out into the street due to not paying attention to his surroundings, he shifts all the blame to her.
  • Palette Swap: His human form is just a recolored Flash Sentry.
  • Shout-Out: His enticorn form is a slightly altered Alien X.
  • Shrink Ray: Lightning's "CAPTURE BLASTER" that he gets in season 2 works this way. And yet it still makes the target explode, for some reason...
  • Superpowered Evil Side: While his Enticorn powers make him nearly as strong as Celesto, he has a difficult time controlling himself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Slightly; the later installments have Lightning actually able to go toe-to-toe with some enemies without instantly getting his hindquarters handed to him. Very necessary, given that his colleagues later gained their own Finishing Moves, which would have made Lightning completely redundant if it weren't for this trope.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, he acts rude and callous towards Principal Celestia after she rightfully calls him out on running wild in the street, causing her to crash her car. Even her simply stating that he shouldn't have been able to drag her vehicle out of the bushes makes him snark at her. Lightning is like this for the rest of the story towards Celestia, even when what she says or does is reasonable.
  • Un-Sorcerer: Until he starts wielding the Uniforce. And discovers his Enticorn origins.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: If he gets anything done at all, it's going to be with the Uniforce or (earlier on) the Rainbow Rod.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In Starpops, he shares a kiss with Human Starla while he's married to her pony counterpart. Which leads to the question of whether dating an alternate universe counterpart of your significant other technically counts as cheating...

    Grand Ruler Celesto 
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A three-horned Winged Unicorn and the ruler of Unicornicopia. Originally from Equestria and a love interest to Princess Celestia, he was cast into space during a battle with King Sombra. Celesto proceeded to create the Space Pony race and develop the barren planet he landed on into Unicornicopia, naming himself the planet's Grand Ruler in the process. Eventually, he reunites with Celestia, and after the destruction of their respective worlds, he rules over the newly reformed planet United Equestria alongside her.

  • Author Avatar: His design is directly lifted from the author's OC cosplay and Word of God even states that he's voiced by him.
    • When he came up with the concept for the first time, Celesto was even going to be named Mykan.
  • Big Good: As the ruler of United Equestria and leader of Starfleet.
  • Camp Straight: Unintentionally so, given his association with sparkles, rainbows, and dancing. Guy's got a lot of flair, at least.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: His cape, mane, tail and even blood sparkle.
  • Expy: He is basically a male version of Princess Celestia, only without her personality and what makes her likeable.
  • Flat Character: He's the ruler of Unicornicopia/United Equestria. That's about it.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Despite being a Physical God in his own right and the ruler of Unicornicopia, he rarely ever contributes when a villain shows up. A particularly notable example is chapter 8 of the original story, where he sees Mysterious spreading nightmares throughout Unicornicopia and knows that Lightning and company would be weakened, yet still leaves it to them while he himself works on dispelling Mysterious's spell instead of, say, kicking Mysterious's spectral ass first and cleaning up the mess afterward.
  • Informed Attribute: He's stated to be stronger than Celestia and yet Twilight in the finale did more damage to Tirek than Celesto could, who supposedly is way stronger already, was supported by an army AND had Celestia and Luna's magic.
  • Insistent Terminology: He is referred to as a "Three-Horned Alicorn", rather than a tricorn.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": According to Mykan, Celesto's name is pronounced "CHE-les-tow".

    Starla Shine 
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Even Rarity's fashion sense slips on occasion. Wait, you mean that isn't Rarity? Could've fooled me!

  • The Archer: Wields a bow.
  • Alliterative Name: Starla Shine
  • Babies Ever After: Is pregnant with Lightning's child in Season VII.
  • Death by Origin Story: Her parents.
  • Expy: She's basically Rarity but with far less character.
  • Faux Action Girl: Even though she's a core member of Starfleet, she's constantly at the wayside compared to her teammates, which all happen to be males. One plot even involves her being a Damsel in Distress.
  • Flat Character: She loves Lightning and stargazing, though the latter only comes up a couple of times.
  • Informed Ability: As much as this story would love to have you believe, "astronomy" isn't actually her thing. She likes looking at the stars, but doesn't actually do any research on them. And even then, her stargazing hobby doesn't get brought up all that often, being sidelined in favor of her status as Lightning Dawn's Satellite Love Interest.
  • Jerkass: Starla has a bit of a bitchy streak in her interactions with the Equestrian ponies, mainly directed toward Rarity.
  • Meaningful Name: She likes stargazing, and has a Stellar Name.
  • invoked Palette Swap: She is, according to recent videos, just a Rarity clone, but not "as shallow as the original". He has tried to cover this up by... slightly darkening her coat, which he feels "ruins the design".
  • Satellite Love Interest: We never learn much about her other than her interest in stargazing, which is practically forgotten after her introduction. She doesn't even appear in the author's video of character bios for the fic!
    • As if to highlight that there is nothing about Starla beyond her attraction to Lightning Dawn, her wedding is effectively a copy of Cadance's wedding: Starla's maid of honor is Twilight Sparkle, her flower girls are the CMC, and even her wedding dress is just a modified version of Cadance's wedding gown.
  • Star Power: Wields the power of space, and all of her attack names are based on heavenly objects.
  • Stellar Name: It's an elaborate form of "star".
  • Two Girls to a Team: With Krysta.

    Rhymey Ward 
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I know this might sound very crass, but I'm gonna shove this pony's rhymes up his nose.note 

"I fail to see why you mock
me for the way that I talk.
My entire family speaks in rhyme.
We have been doing so for a very long time."

    Artie Bristles 
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Orange and white. Totally the color of creativity.

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    Buddy Rose 
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    Cookie Dough 
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Why was he here again?

"Feeling hungry, this guy doesn't make food, he makes a symphony of sensations that melt in your mouth and sooth your appetite."
— From his profile

  • Adaptational Wimp: The rewrite changes him from a fighter to a civilian, and his one fight scene in the original is given to Artie instead.
  • Advertised Extra: He was played up as a core member of the team in the initial series, but he only gets a few major appearances. Out of those, he only gets to fight once, and even then, his one fight scene was cut out of the rewrite. He later gets Put on a Bus, only reappearing once in Starfleet Magic III.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was a core member of the team in the initial series, was removed for several stories and when reintroduced in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, was a minor character. The Deviant ART remake brings him back, not as a member, but as a recurring background character.
  • Flat Character: His profession as a chef is the core of his character.
  • Meaningful Name: He deals with food.
  • Put on a Bus: Moves away to Horn Kong at the end of season 1. He only makes one subsequent appearance, in the third "season".
  • Supreme Chef: His talent, described as follows on his profile.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't play any role in the sequels. According to Word of God that`s because he had no idea how to use him anymore.

    Dyno and Myte 
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Mas y Menos tenían que conseguir sus cheques de sueldo, de alguna manera.translation 

  • Always Identical Twins: As shown in the image, they're completely identical. They use this to pull Tag Team Twins on Titan in their debut.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: A lot of their Spanish dialogue seems to be the English translation looked up straight from a Spanish dictionary, leading to some unnatural and grammatically incorrect phrases. For instance, in one chapter, they exclaim "That burns!" when attacked, but the Spanish translation, "Eso quemaduras" uses "quemaduras" which is a noun, rather than the third person verb for "burns". When saying "Stop!" they also use the basic infinitive form of the verb "detenerlo" rather than using a command or other more natural-sounding word such as "basta".
  • Deus ex Machina: Their debut has them saving Lightning from one of Titan's magic doubles. They're immediately made into major characters right afterward.
  • Drop the Hammer: Their primary weapons.
  • Expies: Of Mas Y Menos.
  • Flat Characters: Their primary character traits revolves around their love of Stuff Blowing Up and peppering their speech with random Spanish words that may or may not make grammatical sense.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: One of their main distinguishing traits.
  • Having a Blast: As you might expect from their names, almost all of their attacks involve explosions.
  • Punny Name: On "Dynamite", referencing their penchant for Stuff Blowing Up.
  • Playing with Fire: They use fire-based attacks.
  • Single-Minded Twins: They think alike and often add onto each others' sentences.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Liking to blow stuff up is their other main distinguishing trait.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: They can only use their special attacks when together, so separating them in a fight effectively renders them useless.

    Horatio I.Q. Brain 
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    Abra-Kadabra 
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If he could make this whole thing just disappear, he would be the best character in the fic.

  • Adaptational Badass: Zigzagged. He's changed to a civilian in the rewrite, but he also gets to demonstrate actual magical abilities instead of just Stage Magician tricks.
  • Demoted to Extra: Abra was never a main character to begin with, but his role diminished greatly as the series went on.
  • Expy: Of Waldo the Magnificent.
  • Flat Character: He's a magician, and his character is not very well elaborated on beyond that.
  • Informed Attribute: It's hard to pin him as the great magician he's described as, given that everyone in Unicornicopia (barring Lightning Dawn) can use magic and Abra's magic is mainly of the stage variety.
  • Spear Counterpart: Is basically a male Trixie Lulamoon.
  • Stage Magician: His shtick is that he does magic shows. As in, the sleight of hand variety.
  • Starving Artist: One chapter in the original story has Abra falling on hard times, due to Titan's minions crashing his shows and Abra not having the heart to ask for money in his street performances.
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    Inquirius 
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  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She seems to have disappeared completely after the first story. Explained in the Deviant ART version that she retired after the end of Season 1.
  • Conflict Ball: Grabs it in Episode 10, where she objects to the preparations for the party welcoming Grand Ruler's annual visit for no particular reasonnote  despite having participated in preparing something similar for the arrival of Lightning Dawn. It doesn't help that the conflict ultimately doesn't lead anywhere, since Titan and his minions proceed to crash the party and hijack the plot.
  • Expy: Of Dimitria from Power Rangers Turbo. Appearance-wise, she is to Mayor Mare what Starla is to Rarity.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: Her shtick. All she can do is talk in questions, which gets redundant when she starts talking like that even in regular conversation.
  • Flat Character: Her personality is not very elaborated upon beyond her tendency to speak in questions.
  • Put on a Bus: She abruptly stops appearing around halfway through season 1. At the end of it, she retires, and has yet to reappear.
  • Shout-Out: Named after the species/homeworld of a Power Ranger mentor.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: She talks entirely in questions.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She doesn't play any role in the sequels. According to Word of God that`s because he had no idea how to use her anymore.

    Dr. Penny Sisi Sillion 
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How do we know you're even a real doctor?

Unicornicopia's doctor.

  • Expy: Often mistaken as one for Nurse Redheart, Word of God is that Penny's actually based on the veterinarian from "Secret of my Excess."
  • Flat Character: Her role as a doctor is her primary contribution to the story, and she isn't much elaborated on beyond that.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Downplayed. Normally, she's perfectly benign, but it takes a certain kind of doctor to prescribe Mind Rape as a cure for mental issues. Also falls into this for an episode of Season 2 due to changeling possession.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a pun on penicillin. Her middle name is a pun on "CC" (cubic centimeter, a frequently-used unit of measurement for medicines).
  • Super Doc: She's apparently a general practitioner that's also a psychologist and a surgeon, and is technically inclined enough to build a machine that can influence/read memories.

    Emerald Shaina 
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    Goldwin 
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  • Demoted to Extra: After his debut season, where he appeared often enough to be considered Spotlight-Stealing Squad, Goldwin has been relegated to occasionally appearing during palace scenes, usually doing little of substance.
  • Expy: Of Jeff Hyslop from Today's Special, right down to the Kryptonite Factor and having to use a wish to save his friend instead of making himself become a real pony. The only real difference is that Goldwin is a statue brought to life by a magic mask, rather than a mannequin brought to life by a magic hat.
  • Flat Character: He wants to become a real pony and experience the outside world. That's pretty much the entirety of his character.
  • It's All About Me: Tends to have this attitude at points as most of his behavior is about whining how he doesn't get to go outside the palace or be a real person even during a life-threatening situation.
  • Living Statue: He's a statue unintentionally brought to life by Abra's magic.
  • Meaningful Name: "Goldwin" means "Companion of Gold" in Old Saxon.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: He wants to become a real pony instead of an animate statue.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: What his role seems to be. Most of his appearances involve him being Castor and Leilani's hapless babysitter, accidentally losing his mask, or both.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Particularly in his debut season, where any episode with Goldwin centers around him even at the expense of having little to do with the rest of the plot.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite knowing full well that removing his mask causes him to become a lifeless statue, he often ends up doing it anyway. Fortunately, he's surrounded by ponies to revive him if that happens.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He's kept alive by Abra's enchanted mask, so if the mask is removed, he becomes an inert statue. He's also, for less well-defined reasons, unable to leave the grounds of Canterlot Palace.

    Cerise 
  • The Alcatraz: She serves as the warden for one of Starfleet's prison planets.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Falls victim to this at the hands of the changelings. Lightning Dawn and Twilight have to snap her out of it.
  • The Bus Came Back: Despite being a high-ranking Starfleet member and being only the 3rd character shown to be able to use the Uniforce, she is only mentioned once in passing after her one appearance in II. After a long absence, Cerise makes another appearance at the beginning of VI.
  • Deus ex Machina: Zigzagged. While she can use the Uniforce and did use it to save the day in her first appearance, she's generally the one that needs help.
  • Flat Character: Her role as a prison warden serves as the sole source of her characterization; we know nothing else about her beyond that.
  • Identical Stranger: Described as being very similar to Cadance.
  • Sudden Name Change: First appears under the name Cerise Wonder, but her second appearance uses Cerise Magenta.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Downplayed; while she's not a villain, Cerise and her guards are shown being downright abusive to their prisoners.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being acknowledged as a powerful Starfleet officer in charge of a Penal Colony and able to use the Uniforce to boot, both of Cerise's appearances so far have her needing to be bailed out of trouble by the main cast.

    Daphne Dil 

    Castor and Leilani (Unmarked spoilers for Starfleet Magic IV) 
  • Aerith and Bob: "Leilani" is a Hawaiian name, while "Castor" is ancient Greek. Furthermore, their real-life based names stick out heavily from the naming schemes of the other ponies.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally existing just to give Celesto and Celestia a Babies Ever After ending, they only become relevant to the story in season 4.
  • Deus ex Machina: Future Castor and Leilani are pretty much a pair of Deus ex Machina dispensers on legs. Enemies show up that Starfleet's current powers and gear can't handle? They grant the Mega Modes. Celestia dying of poison? They have the antidote. Starfleet needs a way to get to the future safely? You guessed it.
  • Dream Weaver: They speak to Cadance in her dreams, convincing her that she's a curse to everyone around her so that she can run away and thus allow her to gain the Silent Ninja powers.
  • Flat Characters: They're the children of Celesto and Celestia, and that's pretty much all you need to know about them. Their future selves are defined by their goal of preventing the Bad Future, and their personalities aren't elaborated on.
  • Future Badass: They're part of the resistance holding back the Dark King in the Bad Future.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Their justification for giving Cadance bad dreams.
  • Meaningful Names: Leilani is a Hawaiian name meaning 'heavenly flower' and Castor was one of the Dioscuri, who were later transformed into the constellation Gemini (the pair also had an association with horses, appropriately enough). Castor's name has a secondary, darker meaning to it: in the myth of the twins Castor and Pollux, Castor is the one that dies.
  • Mysterious Stranger: Both of their future selves are introduced as these and remain that way for most of Starfleet Magic IV, preferring to stay on the sidelines to hide from the Dark King's minions.
  • No Body Left Behind: Future Castor gets vaporized by the Dark King.
  • Ret Gone: Once the Dark King is defeated, the Bad Future is averted, and thus the future Leilani ceases to exist.
  • Terminator Twosome: The future twins traveled back in time to stop the Dark King's minions from altering the past to their benefit.
  • Twin Telepathy: Future Castor and Leilani can communicate to each other through telepathy to avoid being overheard.
  • Walking Spoiler: The identity of the Mysterious Strangers is set up as a plot twist.

    Galaxia Shine 
Starla Shine's mother.

  • Flat Character: She's the mother of Starla Shine, and that is the full extent of her character.

    Shining Light 
The child of Lightning Dawn and Starla Shine. Introduced in Season VII.

  • Flat Character: He pretty much exists solely to give Starla and Lightning the Babies Ever After treatment, and what he's like as a character is not explored. To be fair, newborns don't usually exhibit much personality.
  • Meaningful Name: He's the child of Lightning Dawn and Starla Shine.

    Button Fly 
The child of Rhymey and Fluttershy. Introduced in Season VIII.

    Seedling 
The child of Buddy Rose and Tree Hugger. Introduced in Season VIII.

  • Flat Character: She pretty much exists solely to give Buddy Rose and Tree Hugger the Babies Ever After treatment, and what she's like as a character is not explored. To be fair, newborns don't usually exhibit much personality.
  • Meaningful Name: Keeping with the plant themed names of Buddy and Tree Hugger, her name is "seedling".

Equestrians

    Equestrians in General 
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: If, and when, an Equestrian decides to speak out against, or disagree with, any of Starfleet's philosophies, this is how they're presented.
  • Distress Ball: They lose all competence in the fic, meaning that Starfleet usually has to do all the work.
  • Flanderization: Because of the author's inability to understand that characters can (and should) have more than one personality trait, every single character becomes a Flat Character defined by only one trait.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: They're all made far less competent than in the source material just to make Starfleet look better by comparison.
  • The Worf Effect: They are mostly used to demonstrate how great the Space Ponies are.

    Queen Celestia 
  • Chickification: In canon, she's a competent and wise ruler. In here, she clings to the Distress Ball with a firm grip and runs with it.
  • Flat Character: Aside from her love on the Grand Ruler, she has very little in the way of characterization.

    Twilight Sparkle 

    Applejack 
  • Flanderization: Her only personality trait in this story is her accent.
  • Flat Character: She has very little character beyond having a southern accent and talking in really bad countryisms.
  • Talks Like a Simile: A canon quality she kind of retains. As in, she can never come up with one that actually makes sense.

    Rarity 
  • Flanderization: She's only defined by her love of fashion. She is portrayed as constantly forcing makeovers on those who don't want them, being rather more self-centered and materialistic, and whining quite a bit. As well, while Rarity in the source material could be a Drama Queen at times (and could she ever), here she tends to overreact to everything.
  • Flat Character: She's melodramatic and obsessed with fashion. That's all the personality she gets.
  • The Magic Touch: In one part of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II, she essentially gets the Midas Touch. Anyone who's heard of King Midas should know where this is going.
  • Winged Unicorn: She gets wings somewhere down the line.

    Pinkie Pie 

    Fluttershy 

    Rainbow Dash 
  • Dumb Muscle: Her entire characterization here is "the idiot that always charges into a fight and never thinks things through".
  • Flanderization: While Rainbow Dash wasn't exactly the most well-read pony, here she's reduced to little more than Dumb Muscle. Her dream of joining the Wonderbolts is also subject to this; here, she's willing to simply wish herself to the top, while in canon, Rainbow tries to get in solely through her own effort and would sooner give up on them than betray her own ideals.
  • Flat Character: She always rushes into conflict without thinking things through. There are no other character traits to be found for her.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Even worse than Lightning in this regard.

    Spike 
  • Cain and Abel: With his long-lost sister. Spike is naturally the Abel.
  • Deus ex Machina: His Majestic Dragon form. It's incredibly powerful, but Spike cannot call on it at will and it only manifests whenever he and/or his friends are in dire peril, and even then only when the plot demands it.
  • Dragon Knight: His Super Mode, natch.
  • Flat Character: He's Twilight's former assistant, loves Rarity, and is the Dragon Knight. As such, he's defined primarily by what he does rather than his character traits. As for those, he's a bit of a glutton... and that's about it.
  • In the Blood: His father was the previous Dragon Knight.
  • Legacy Character: He takes on the mantle of the Dragon Knight, inheriting the powers of the previous one.
  • The Load: He thought of himself as this, up until he Took a Level in Badass.
  • Magic Knight: As the Dragon Knight.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Unlike the other MLP characters who are flanderized to one-note caricatures, Spike at the very least gets to transform into the Dragon Knight. He later takes a second one, allowing him to transform into the Majestic Dragon.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His ability to transform into the Dragon Knight is tied to his confidence, meaning that the transformation is dependent entirely on his mood. This puts him out of the fight for most of season 4 due to him constantly angsting about Rarity's crush on Thunder Cloud.

    Princess Luna 

    Princess Cadance 

    Shining Armor 
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He spends much of Season 5 this way, due to being Mind Raped by the Insectos.
  • Demonic Possession: By the spirit of Insecto General Saber, due to Pinsar putting Saber's mask on him.
  • Flat Character: He's Cadance's husband, who later gets brainwashed by Insectos. That's basically it.
  • Mask of Power: The Mask of Saber, used to brainwash him and channel the power of General Saber. After the brainwashing is undone, he gets to keep the mask and powers.

    Ace Ray 

A former Wonderbolt, Ace Ray did not take well to the merger of Unicornicopia and Equestria and made sure that everyone knew about it. Seeing Starfleet as emblematic of everything wrong with their new society, he became obsessed with exposing them as frauds, costing him his job. As of Season 3, he was taken into custody to... "convince" him of the error of his ways.

  • "Awesome McCool" Name: "Ace Ray". What's not to like?
  • Brainwashed: To like Starfleet and feel sorry for attacking his sister in the original version. In the updated version, he's "merely" sent to an insane asylum instead.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Skye.
  • The Cameo: Makes one in the sixth season, threatening to get everyone who supports Starfleet before being sedated.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: He falls into this, as well as Strawman Has a Point. He gets kicked off the Wonderbolts for complaining about Starfleet, and is portrayed as a loser who lounges around the house all day - even his own sister disagrees with him and has little sympathy. He ultimately ends up getting arrested after threatening to kill his sister in a fit of rage, and (in the original version) is brainwashed to like Starfleet. However, he comes off as more accurate than the author intended regarding Starfleet's flaws and failures.
  • Flanderization: In his first appearance, he does hate Starfleet, but has other priorities such as his sister. By the time of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, all he does is rant about his hatred of Starfleet and hates his sister.
  • I'll Kill You!: Says this to Skye after she declares him to be as bad as the evil they face, which results in him being officially declared a criminal, beaten and arrested.
  • Informed Attribute: Is stated to be insane in the rewritten version, but there is little to suggest that this is the case.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After essentially being brainwashed in the original version, he reacts this way to memories of his past actions.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: In the rewritten version, he's last seen strapped down in an asylum.
  • Rage Within the Machine: One of the only Equestrian ponies who isn't completely wowed by Starfleet. Quite the opposite, really.
  • Straw Loser: Mykan wrote Ace as an insult to his critics, and as such he only exists to be a strawman who gets contradicted at every turn for the sake of Character Shilling Starfleet.
  • This Loser Is You: Is presented as an overweight ex-Wonderbolt who got kicked off for badmouthing Starfleet, and used as a strawman who makes complaints about them that exist to be completely shut down by the heroes. And as you can see above, more people agreed with Ace Ray than disagreed.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: What we're meant to think of him as.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Beats up his own sister while threatening to kill her.

    Skye Light 
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Ace Ray.
  • Flat Character: She's Ace Ray's beleaguered sister, and that's her only real source of characterization.
  • Satellite Character: Her entire role is to serve as a voice of reason (for a rather loose definition of the term) for Ace Ray.

    Brass Bolt 
  • The Cracker: He successfully breaks into the main computer system of one of Starfleet's prisons.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Whenever he tries to complain about Starfleet, everyone around him starts shooting him down.
  • Expy: Much like Dusk Shine and a few other antagonists, he's an expy of one of the many detractors that DARED to question Word of God. The detractor in this case is brassboy212, a lesser known member of the brony community, an up-and-coming Fan Fic writer and former Mykan supporter. After several chats between the two involving Brassboy calling out Starfleet on their borderline fascist ways, Mykan created this character in response. After reading about this new character, Brassboy stated comically in a skype chat among his friends "I don't know whether to feel honored, offended, or both." Considering the connection between the two, Brass Bolt's name might also qualify as a Meaningful Name.
  • Only Sane Man: Amusingly, he could be considered a rare accidental deconstruction of this trope. Though he is supposed to be seen as an obnoxious jerkass, the fact is, every criticism he says about Starfleet is very accurate. However, the fact that no one, not even other Equestrians, takes him seriously and treats him like an annoyance or just a joke, always taking the side of Starfleet and outright saying, to his face, that Lightning Dawn would be in the right for arresting him or kicking his ass, while also being socially isolated for his attitude and views on Starfleet, even by his co-workers... suddenly, him having a hallucination of Lightning Dawn mocking him, along with several other Space Ponies, makes a startling amount of sense.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: He gets arrested by Starfleet and dragged off to an unknown fate.
  • Rage Within the Machine: Hates Starfleet with a passion. He could almost be the protagonist of a story in a Dystopia setting.
    "Some day, the truth is going to come out, and people will see you freaks for what you really are!"
  • Sanity Slippage: Undergoes this after having been mocked for his views on Starfleet one too many times.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Ace Ray, of all people.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He only meant to release some of the prisoners to show Starfleet up. Instead, he ended up releasing all of them, setting many of their enemies loose.

    Zecora 

    Tree Hugger 

    Striker 
A Starfleet cadet who highly values his strength.

  • Expy: He's basically Jarrod from Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
  • Flat Character: He's an arrogant jerk who is Swift Star's cousin and gets possessed by the Big Bad of the season, and that's all there is to his character.
  • Jerkass: He's not pleasant as a person, constantly mocking the perceived weaknesses of his fellow cadets. Lightning Dawn has him dismissed from Starfleet for not playing well with others.
  • Sore Loser: He doesn't take his dismissal very well at all, barging in on a conference and attacking Lightning for it.

    Swift Star 
Lightning Dawn's personal pupil whom he took in to maintain confidence in Starfleet. Introduced in Season VIII.

  • Expy: As the pupil of the resident Twilight Sparkle stand-in, he serves as this to Starlight Glimmer from the main show, minus her backstory as a villain.
  • Flat Character: Him being Striker's cousin and Lightning's personal pupil is the extent of his character.

    Data Stream 
  • The Cracker: Aspires to be one. This is despite United Equestria (for some reason) choosing not to adopt the Internet, much to her frustration.
  • Evil Duo: With Megadox. Data veers towards the Superego of the duo, due to at least having a clear aim while Megadox just wants to create havoc.
  • Expy: She's basically Malcolm Frink from Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad.
  • Flat Character: She's an evil computer hacker, and that's all there is to her character.
  • Nerd Glasses: With thick, square frames.

    Twilight Sparkle-Scales 
The child of Spike and Rarity. Introduced in Season VIII.

  • Dead Guy Junior: She's named after the deceased Twilight Sparkle.
  • Flat Character: She pretty much exists solely to give Spike and Rarity the Babies Ever After treatment, and what she's like as a character is not explored. To be fair, newborns don't usually exhibit much personality.
  • Kirin: She is the child of a pony and a dragon, although she is called a "Dragony" by Dr. Penny.

Other Allies

    Krysta 
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If she's here, who will protect Ferngully?
Click here  to see Queen Krystalline

  • Butt-Monkey: An entire chapter is dedicated to her getting constantly wet in the fight with a water monster.
  • Captain Obvious: Upon meeting Rhymey, a character who speaks entirely in rhyme, she remarks "Wow, he sure does love rhyming." Not long after, she wanders into a restaurant and remarks upon how hungry everybody is.
  • Demoted to Extra: She is acknowledged maybe once or twice in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III despite being the main character's best friend. However, she does get a few more appearances later on.
  • Dumb Blonde: Most likely unintentional, but she certainly does come off as one.
  • Expy: Is named after the main character of Ferngully and appearance-wise is pretty much Fluttershy with her mane and coat color swapped, and in human form.
  • Fairy Companion: For Lightning. Named after a certain other animated fairy.
  • Faux Action Girl: Supposedly, she's fairly strong for her size and is capable of fighting, but almost never actually accomplishes anything in a fight. In later seasons, she learns to harness her innate fairy magic and grows out of this as a result.
  • Flat Character: She's Lightning's Fairy Companion and later the queen of fairies, and that's basically all the characterization she gets as she lacks actual character.
  • Identity Amnesia: Krysta isn't even her full name, just the partial fragment she remembers. She's Queen Krystalline of the world of Luminous.
  • Jerkass: Is rude to Twilight for having the audacity to think that someone should not kill all of their enemies.
  • The Load: She's more of a hindrance to the others than anything, since she can't contribute well to fights and often ends up as a bargaining chip for the villains to use against the heroes.
  • Magic Knight: Supposedly, she can combine magical and physical ability in combat.
  • Super Strength: The narration in her introductory episode states she can lift 3,000 times her own weight. She rarely ever uses this strength. In Starfleet Humans, she demonstrates this by dropping a huge boulder onto a hostile dragon's head.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: When she reclaims her position among the fairies, Krysta learns to use the teleportation magic inherent to her species.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Decides to follow a strange orb of light with the voice of the bad guy, promising her to tell her where she comes from. Unsurprisingly, it turns out to be a trap laid by the bad guy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In early seasons, all Krysta gets to do in a fight is get pushed around by bad guys. Once she reclaims her throne as queen of the fairies, she learns to use fairy magic and thus becomes much more capable.
  • Two Girls to a Team: She and Starla are this to Starfleet.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Twilight expresses qualms about killing Starfleet's enemies. Because being uncertain that you should kill all of your enemies is definitely a trait that should be called out on.
    Krysta: "Twilight, I like you, but… sometimes I think you really need to wake up and stop kidding yourself."

    Twink 
  • Flat Character: The only time he shows any real character traits is for one chapter as a rebellious teen, which is promptly dropped afterwards.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He is Krysta's adopted son, who suddenly appears with no foreshadowing in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II, Episode 1. When asked about why he suddenly appears, Mykan answered "New characters get thrown in all the time (everyone knows that)".
  • Unfortunate Names: He's named Twink supposedly as a reference to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, but "twink" has another meaning...

    Human Mykan Stevens 
The protagonist of Human in United Equestria.

    Pony Mykan Stevens 
  • Manchild: His default mindset seems to be that of a child throwing a temper tantrum. Even when he's not throwing one, he comes off as quite immature, as he never takes responsibility for his actions (like scaring the crap out of the CMC and later refusing their attempts to help him) or tries to understand others' feelings.
  • No Indoor Voice: When he does speak, it's always in the form of angry ranting and yelling.
  • The Paranoiac: He thinks the entire world is apathetic to him at best and out to get him at worst, resulting in him holing himself up in his family home with numerous deterrents to keep outsiders away.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Dies taking apart Windy Bag's machine and causing it to explode. However, the machine had been sabotaged and Windy Bag was already beaten, meaning that he died accomplishing absolutely nothing.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: So much. Even though Starfleet attempts to help him, he never responds favorably and tries his level best to get them off his back.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The way he reacted to the CMC intruding on his home suggests that he was willing to inflict harm on them to keep them from getting away.

    Khan Swift 

Starfleet Humans

    Starfleet Humans In General 

    Celesto Grandruler 

    Human Starla Shine 
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She's in love with Lightning Dawn, but he already has the pony version of Starla back home.
  • Badass Bookworm: She mainly studies astronomy, but she's also proficient in martial arts.
  • Flat Character: She loves Lightning Dawn and studies astronomy. The latter is only barely acknowledged.

    Human Rhymey (William Stirskewer III) 

    Human Artie Bristles 

    Human Buddy Rose 
  • Flat Character: He's primarily characterized by being a gardener.
  • Palette Swap: he's just a recolored Flash Sentry with a slightly different hairstyle.

    Human Dyno and Mite 

    Human Lightning Dawn 
  • Improbable Age: Once again, he became a licensed high-school teacher under the age of twenty.
  • Jerkass: Acts rude to Human Twilight for disagreeing with his philosophies.
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: His personal creed, and one that he insists on teaching the human Twilight.

    Human Celestia 
  • Adaptational Jerkass: To the point where she bears almost no resemblance to her canon self; never has it been hinted that the canon Celestia was ever this disagreeable.
  • Flat Character: Her love for Celesto Grandruler is her primary character trait. That, and being irritable for her first few appearances.
  • Freudian Excuse: Celestia's ill temper is a result of the death of her prized racehorse, a gift from her old friend Celesto.
  • Informed Attribute: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, Principal Celestia is stated to have become tyrannical following the death of her pet horse, Bud, but she is never seen stepping out of line, imposing harsh rules or unfairly punishing anyone.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans, the only times we see her miffed or angry are when she's justified in doing so, such as when she's told to allow Lightning Dawn to attend her school despite him possessing no records of any kind.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: She was given the job of principal from Celesto, largely out of pity.
  • Rage Breaking Point: When Lightning insults her dead horse, she snaps and physically attacks him.
  • Satellite Love Interest: To Celesto Grandruler. They've been in love for a long time, but haven't been able to actually get together for various reasons. Essentially, her character arc seems to revolve around rekindling her romance with Celesto.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Starpops, she becomes much nicer compared to herself in the first Starfleet Humans.

    Human Luna 
  • Flat Character: She's mainly just there to be Celestia's sister.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: Celesto gave Luna her job as vice principal as a personal favor.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Celestia's firing, Luna takes over as principal.
  • You Monster!: After Celestia punches Luna out when she tries to intervene to protect Lightning, Luna calls Celestia a "Monster!"

    Sunset Shimmer 
  • Flat Character: She used to be evil, now she's good. She also likes Artie. There's not a whole lot else to her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Due to the first Equestria Girls film still taking place in this continuity, Sunset Shimmer still receives one of these. This also makes her one of the only characters to pull one off without dying or being Put on a Bus immediately afterwards.
  • Satellite Love Interest: To Human Artie Bristles. There's not much to her besides her attraction to him.

    Human Twilight Sparkle 

    Human Applejack 
  • Flat Character: The only thing setting her apart from the rest is that she has a southern accent.

    Human Rarity 

    Human Pinkie Pie 

    Human Fluttershy 

    Human Rainbow Dash 

    Spike the Dog 
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Not necessarily "evil", but he does become particularly on-edge around Lightning and Krysta (who is a robin in the human world), apparently picking up on them being more than meets the eye.
  • Flat Character: He's Human Twilight's pet.

Villains

    Villains in General 
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Entire species are labelled as irredeemably evil and must be killed.
  • Bad Boss: All of them love berating and occasionally mistreating their minions for failure.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Mykan's villains do not understand the concept of shutting up and letting the heroes struggle to figure out your evil scheme. Or, better yet, just killing them when they have the upper hand, instead of boasting about their inevitable victory only to end up getting trounced by a Deus ex Machina.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: They take pride in the fact that they're evil.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: If a single monster shows up, it takes several of the main cast to bring it down. If a lot of them show up at once, even the Starfleet Red Shirts can deal with one.
  • Dark Is Evil: Generally speaking, anything dark and gloomy is connected to the bad guys by default.
  • Evil Is Hammy: These guys love to shout, laugh, and gloat. If you're familiar with any Saturday morning cartoon villain, then you should have a pretty good idea.
  • Evil Wears Black: All of their descriptions involve a lot of black.
  • Generic Doomsday Villains: They lack any depth beyond being evil and mainly exist to give Starfleet something to fight.
  • Informed Flaw: The only proof that a villain's entire species is Always Chaotic Evil is the word of Starfleet.
  • Monster of the Week: Every single villain sends these to harass the heroes, usually mooks or monsters created by their underlings.
  • Obviously Evil: Even the ones that don't have a description that screams "generic Evil Overlord" or "generic evil minion" tend to be jerks of the highest caliber, just to make sure you get the point that they are evil.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Every single main villain starts out unreachable by the heroes, and prefers to sit back and let their minions do the dirty work. They'll only take action personally near the end, either finally deciding to take things into their own hands or because Starfleet finally found a way into their evil lair.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Many villains are referred to as "demons" despite lacking any of the usual demon traits.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Most of the time, the Monster of the Week is deemed to be not technically alive by Starfleet and then destroyed without guilt. Most of the non-pony main villains also get killed off without anyone losing sleep over it.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Sweet Celestia, do they have a lot of problems with just finishing off the heroes when they're down. It doesn't help that there's always a Deus ex Machina waiting just around the corner to save the heroes while the villains have them on the ropes.

    Titan 
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Originally a brilliant alchemist on the planet Elixis, Titanius saw his family, friends and the love of his life abandon him when an attempt to revive his mother-in-law ended in a face-disfiguring explosion. The incident would drive him mad, leading him to turn to the dark side in exchange for power, adopting the moniker Lord Titan. Using this power, he destroyed Elixis and began conquering other worlds. When he came to Unicornicopia, however, he was swiftly defeated by the Grand Ruler, who banished him for 1000 years.

Titan is the most recurring antagonist in the Starfleet Magic series, being the Big Bad of Season 1, Starfleet Magic: The Movie and Human in United Equestria.

    Mysterious, Dementia, and Rep-Stallion 
Titan's minions, and the main cause of the attacks on the heroes in the first story.

  • The Brute: Rep-Stallion.
  • The Dark Chick: Dementia.
  • Evil Virtues: They all share an Undying Loyalty to Titan. They're shown mourning Titan's death and continuing to fight in his name afterwards.
  • Flat Characters: Mysterious is evil and a shadow. Rep-Stallion is evil and stupid. Dementia is evil and obsessed with her appearance.
  • An Ice Person: Some of Dementia's attacks invoke this.
  • Informed Attribute: The narration would have readers believe they don't have hearts. Their ability to feel jealousy, rage and desire has readers believing otherwise.
  • Licking the Blade: Rep-Stallion sometimes licks his scythe.
  • Living Shadow: Mysterious.
  • Made of Evil: They're labelled as supposedly heartless constructs of evil magic and graveyard soil, giving Starfleet an in-universe justification for killing them on the basis that they can't be redeemed.
  • Palette Swap: Dementia is just a recolored Starla, who in turn is just a slightly edited Rarity. Yes, a palette swap of another palette swap.
  • Shock and Awe: Rep-Stallion's power.
  • Shout-Out: Most of their attack names come from the PS2 video game Orphen: Scion of Sorcery.
  • Sinister Scythe: Rep-Stallion's weapon.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Dementia is the only female member of Titan and his minions.
  • Super Smoke: Smoke of Pain, one of Mysterious's powers.
  • Terrible Trio: As Piccolo would tell you; pretty one (Dementia), stupid one (Rep-Stallion), one with weird powers (Mysterious).
  • Vain Sorceress: Dementia's obsession with her looks is her defining trait.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Dementia, the token female member, is completely obsessed with her appearance.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Nightmare Moon.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Because he is a Living Shadow, Mysterious gets hurt by standing in any form of light.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: They are artificial beings and considered not worth rescuing by the heroes when the reality they fought in starts to collapse around them and they are too weak to escape.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In one chapter, Rep-Stallion is ready to deliver the killing blow towards Lightning, when Titan calls him back for no reason at all. If he had just given him five more seconds, the hero would have been dead. Titan later explains that this is because he wants Lightning alive so he can take his powers. Not exactly the smartest plan when Lightning is the only one who is able to defeat him and he's conquered worlds without the Uniforce before. Come two episodes later, and Titan is destroyed.

    Serpentari 
When the newly rechristened Lord Titan destroyed Elixis, he thought he had claimed the lives of all of its inhabitants. However, there was one survivor, ironically the one that Titan wished to destroy the most: his fiancée, Sari. Surviving the blast, she was sent to the Bayou planet, where an errant snake bite turned her into the monstrous Serpentari. Now, she seeks to gather the Star Stones by any means necessary in order to get revenge on Titan. This includes destroying entire planets in search of the stones.

  • Emergency Transformation: Both incarnations of the character had to undergo one due to injuries sustained from Titan.
  • Enemy Mine: Averted. Despite both Serpentari & Starfleet wanting to destroy Titan, Serpentari's tendencies to destroy entire planets put her at odds with the team.
  • Expy: In the original, (s)he is named after the weapon in Forever Red.
  • Flat Character: Serpentari is evil, out for revenge on Titan, and is fine with destroying everything else in her way. That's all there is to her.
  • Gender Flip: Male in the original, female in the remake.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Serpent-Tyrant in the original was Titan's father.
  • Meaningful Name: Perhaps coincidentally, "Serpentari" is Catalan for "Ophiucus", a zodiacal constellation of the northern summer said to depict a man (Asclepius) holding a serpent.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: A large snake that desires to do evil things with the Rainbow/Star Stones.
  • Sudden Name Change: Was Serpent-Terror or Serpent-Tyrant in the original.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Despite Titanius doing everything in his power to treat her mother's disease, Sari still blamed her death on him and cut ties with him. She went as far as to melt his face off with a flask of acid (though she didn't know that at the time) when he tried to make amends.

    Nightmare Moon 

    Discord 
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He gains a deep voice after being brainwashed by Titan.
  • Flat Character: He's evil and unlike in the show he doesn't get a Heel–Face Turn and so no Character Development to speak of. Also, any character he had in the first place is stripped away by Titan's brainwashing.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He gets brainwashed into subservience by Titan.
  • Killed Off for Real: Celestia blasts him into the crumbling Unicornicopia, and he dies in the ensuing explosion.
  • Starfish Aliens: In the Starfleet continuity, the Draconequus are aliens.
  • Villain Decay: Reduced to a brainwashed monster henchman of Big Bad Titan near the end of the story and loses his reality warping abilities. To add insult to injury, he gets killed by Celestia.

    Queen Chrysalis 
Queen of the Changelings, and the main antagonist of season 2.

    The Changeling Captain (All spoilers unmarked) 
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Click here  to see his original form

A Changeling captain serving under Queen Chrysalis. However, his true identity is Fratello, the long-lost brother of Princess Cadance who fended off an invasion of alien robots, but was subsequently assimilated into their ranks and eventually became their leader.

  • Back from the Dead: Fratello's ghost joins back with his replacement robot body.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: His name is Italian for "My Dear Big Brother", but in common usage, Italians use either the formal term "fratello maggiore" or the informal, affectionate "fratellone". "Grande fratello", the term used in his name, only ever refers to one specific Big Brother.
  • The Chew Toy: To list the stuff he's been put through: before the events of Starfleet Magic II, he fights off a horde of alien Killer Robots, only to be assimilated into their ranks and presumed dead. He comes back as a treacherous minion of Chrysalis, and while he succeeds in backstabbing her, Chrysalis later returns the favor by essentially brainwashing him and making him her bitch, and he gets killed by Cadance a short time later. Then in Starfleet Magic III, Twilight channels his spirit into a makeshift body, but she dies in only a few chapters, breaking the spell and effectively killing him a second time. The robotic look-alike of Fratello made by Brain doesn't fare much better; its first appearance has it being reprogrammed to assassinate Celestia, and it's later destroyed when Frost-Eye freezes United Equestria over due to being unable to withstand the extreme cold. Fratello's spirit then possesses the robot's remains, bringing him back to life again only to be destroyed by King Sombra during the finale, finally killing him off for good.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He fended off a robot invasion by donning the robots' own equipment and turning it on them. However, this caused the robots' programming to infect his mind, effectively turning him into one of them.
  • Expy: Of Frax
  • Flat Character: He's evil, but used to be good and was Cadance's brother. That's it as far as character traits go.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Slips into this on the occasions that Fratello resurfaces.
  • Informed Attribute: He is repeatedly stated to not have feelings due to being a robot yet he is clearly seen being angry and even remorseful over the course of the season.
  • Meaningful Name: His full name is Italian (or, more precisely, an Italian "Blind Idiot" Translation) for "My Dear Big Brother".
  • Obvious Judas: invoked It really shouldn't even be a spoiler that he's not actually loyal to Queen Chrysalis.
  • Overly Long Name: Il Mio Caro Grande Fratello. Now that's a mouthful.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Turns out the second main antagonist of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic II is Cadance's brother Fratello, who we never heard of before.
  • Replacement Goldfish: After Fratello's death, Brain builds a replacement Fratello in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III.
  • The Starscream: He is a cyborg only pretending to be a changeling who wants to take over Equestria with his robot army. Not that he's terribly subtle about it.
  • Walking Spoiler: Most of what we know about him is set up as a major plot twist, starting from the fact that he's not actually a Changeling.

    Distraught 
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Remember the time Distraught tried to wipe out Starfleet in revenge over them killing Discord? Swell guy, that Distraught.

  • Affably Evil: Distraught has no problem holding parties and serving ice cream to the very same ponies that he plans on destroying.
  • Flat Character: Wanting to avenge his father is the crux of his character and there's not much more to him than that.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Supposedly, at the very end of Starfleet Magic: The Movie. Not that anything actually comes of it, since he's never heard from again.
  • Palette Swap: He's very clearly a recolored Discord.
  • You Killed My Father: And in this case, his father is Discord.

    Melantha 
  • Blood Knight: The closest she gets to an actual character trait, given that we don't get a reason why she is one and it only lasts for one chapter before she goes back to being a generic minion.
  • The Dragon: King Sombra's loyal right-hand pony. She also lasts the longest out of his minions.
  • Flat Character: She is the most extreme example of a flat character. While other characters at least have a backstory and one character trait, she has neither.
  • Green Thumb: With a helping of Poisonous Person.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Finished off by being run through with her own weapon.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: The Doom Trident.

    Frost-Eye 

    Phaedra 
  • And I Must Scream: The story implies that she and Royce can reverse the spell that Royce used to turn them into stone when they feel it's safe to come out, which in turn implies that they have some degree of awareness while petrified.
  • Anti-Villain: One of the few characters to go beyond 1 trait. Though affiliated with Sombra, she has higher morals than her allies.
  • Flat Character: She loves Royce and has more morals than her allies, but is rarely explored in any depth. When it looks like she'll finally get some character development, she gets killed off instead.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The only one of Sombra's minions to undergo one, but it doesn't last long...
  • Love Makes You Evil: Turned to evil because her boyfriend Royce left her.
  • Love Redeems: Royce's love for her ultimately triggers her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Sword Beam: The Blade Blaster.
  • Taken for Granite: Her fate, along with Royce.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Happens in My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, Episode 11, where she is called away by Sombra when she is about to kill Royce and Pinkie Pie, though at least there's a reasonable explanation (She already got the Crystal Heart Sombra told her to get).

    Harkin 
  • Blood Knight: Was born with no knowledge of his family or world, so his life became all about fighting and searching for a worthy opponent. His Blood Knight tendencies eventually led to him betraying Sombra.
  • Evil Counterpart: Set up as one for Lightning. Both are powerful beings who lost their family and world at a young age, but while Lightning had Krysta and was later taken in by Grand Ruler and taught to use his powers to defend others, Harkin had no such luck and ended up as a nihilistic fighting machine.
  • Flat Character: His desire to fight strong opponents serves as the basis of his entire character.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: His signature move, Red Rays. Also counts as a Hand Blast.
  • A Good Way to Die: To him, being bested by an Enticorn - namely, Lightning - counts as this.
  • Magic Knight: He has shades of this.
  • Megaton Punch: Harkin's Fists of Fury attack.
  • Villain Team-Up: In Episode 16 of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III, he and Raven team up.
  • Worthy Opponent: Harkin sees Lightning as one.

    Raven 
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The actual reason Twilight Sparkle died. The ball is in your court, Starfleet.
Click here  to see her original form

    King Sombra/Dusk Shine 

    Sir Awdr Pomption III 
A freelancer Space Pony appearing in episode 12 of season 3. Awdr was arranged a marriage with Starla years ago, and now he's come to collect.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Does the entire schtick with Starla, based on the fact that her father arranged their marriage when she was a child.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He's on the giving end of this to a group of ponies and fairies to enlist them as his personal guard. He also tries to brainwash Starla into marrying him when she protests against it.
  • Filler Villain: He doesn't have anything to do with King Sombra, the season's Big Bad, and doesn't contribute much to the overall plot.
  • Flat Character: He wants to marry Starla by any means necessary, and that's pretty much the extent of his character.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Awdr attempts to murder Starla when she rebuffs him and resists his hypnosis.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Awdr is shown to be able to keep a large contingent of ponies and fairies hypnotized at the same time to serve as his private army.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Despite being the arranged husband of Starla and part of a family that has business dealings with hers, Awdr is never mentioned prior to his appearance. Partly justified in that Starla's father died before he could break the news.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Inverted. He's one of the few Space Ponies portrayed as evil.
  • The Unpronounceable: How exactly does one pronounce a combination of those particular consonants with no vowels in between?
  • Villain of the Week: Awdr only serves as an antagonist for one episode, and at the end of it, he's hauled off and never heard from again.

    Victor La Guava 
The main bad guy of episode 21 of season 3.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We first see him throwing a fit due to one of his sentries interrupting him while he's counting taxes.
  • Evil Uncle: He's Dyno and Myte's uncle who briefly rules El Mundo.
  • Flat Character: He's evil and doesn't have much characterization beyond that.
  • I Have No Son!: When his brother Alejandro confronts him, Victor declares that he has no brother.
  • Large Ham: He loves to chew the scenery.
  • Non-Action Guy: It's mentioned that he's not a very good combatant, and when he fights the heroes, it's with a BFG. Once that runs out, he gets taken down instantly.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Inverted; this guy is one of only two evil Space Ponies so far.
  • Villain of the Week: Only appears in one episode and is defeated at the end of it.

    The Dark King 
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Chernabog's career really went downhill after Bald Mountain.

    The Dark King's Minions 

Composed of Tnaig, Nomed, Ergo, Neila, and Esroh Dab

  • An Aesop: According to Esroh Dab's profile (spoilers inside), he was created to 'help people realize that there are some things you just can't help or change, no matter how you try, and although Friendship(sic) can help in many things, it can't really save you from everything or change things that much'. And it's shown by him willingly committing a sort of Suicide by Cop courtesy of Tnaig, claiming he can't change who he is despite the ponies offering him their support... except nobody actually does anything to stop Esroh from basically committing suicide and they just stand around and watch him die.
  • Expy: Of the Dark Five from Futari wa Pretty Cure. Nomed is Pisard, Ergo is Gekidrago, Neila is Poisonny, Esroh Dab is Kiriya, and Tnaig is Ilkubo. Ironically, they don't use the "possessed object as Monster of the Week" schtick integral to the Pretty Cure series, despite the villains in seasons 1 and 3 doing so.
  • Flat Characters: They're primarily defined by being evil. Esroh Dab is primarily defined by gradually becoming less evil.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Esroh Dab gets killed before he can turn good.
  • Hugh Mann: Esroh Dab tries to blend into United Equestrian society to spy on them. Though the results are questionable at best, no one finds him suspicious.
  • Informed Attribute: Yet again, it is stated that one of the villains (in this case, Esroh Dab) is incapable of feeling emotions yet he demonstrates he is quite capable of doing so.
  • Jerkass: Esroh Dab just isn't very nice to those around him in his United Equestrian guise, often making scathing remarks with little provocation. Spike even openly wonders what Rarity sees in him, though Rarity takes it upon herself to change his attitude.
  • Made of Evil: They're said to be created from the same darkness from whence the Dark King came.
  • Sdrawkcab Name
  • The Stoic: Tnaig generally doesn't show much emotion.

    The Cardinals 

Twelve Monsters based on the Eastern Zodiac. They are composed of Rat Racer, Big Bull, Flame-Stripes, Bouncer, Dragoon, Dark Scales, Silver Steed, Baa-Baa Black, Chompanzee, Buster Beak, Underdog, and Boar Bottoms

  • Acrofatic: Boar Bottoms, especially after Ergo uses "Speed Up" magic on him
  • Anti-Magic: Dark Scales can dispel magic, though it's only used to prevent Starfleet from activating Mega Mode.
  • Asteroids Monster: Baa-Baa Black splits into two whenever it takes a hit.
  • Blow You Away: Buster Beak
  • Boxing Kangaroo: For some reason, Bouncer fights with boxing gloves.
  • Breath Weapon: Flame-Stripes, Chompanzee, and Boar Bottoms all can use these, though in the case of Boar Bottoms, he has to absorb energy beforehand.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Zigzagged. 4 of the Cardinals call their attacks, while the rest are completely silent.
  • Cards of Power: The name Cardinal refers to the fact that they are summoned from magical cards.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dragoon and Dark Scales.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Big Bull and Underdog.
  • Flat Characters: They're generic monsters with no personality to speak of.
  • Fusion Dance: Tnaig combines with Dragoon in order to fight the heroes.
  • Gemstone Assault: Big Bull's Gem Missile.
  • Kevlard: Boar Bottoms's fat causes attacks launched at him to simply bounce off.
  • Monster of the Week: Like Titan's monsters and the Changelings before them, they are sent one at a time to fight the heroes.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. In the first chapter of Starfleet Magic IV, a minotaur named Big Bull appears in Lightning's nightmare. He isn't the same Big Bull as the Cardinal.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Contrary to most depictions of the Eastern Zodiac, Dragoon is a western dragon rather than an eastern one.
  • Playing with Fire: As the name implies, Flame-Stripes.
  • Shock and Awe: Buster Beak and Dragoon.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Aside from boxing, this is Bouncer's other special ability.
  • Super Speed: Rat Racer

    Tirek 

    The Phantom of Magic/Dr. Emil Kudos 
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BEWARE, THE PHAAAANTOM OF MAAAAGIC!
Click here  to see Emil Kudos

  • Deal with the Devil: He made one with Tirek to survive his house fire.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crosses it after Tirek's defeat, resigning himself to never finding love or happiness before casting himself into the Phantom Zone.
  • The Dragon: To Tirek.
  • Fantastic Racism: He holds a particular contempt for those who can do magic.
  • Flat Character: He's characterizated primarily by the fact that he's evil and that he's salty over being dumped.
  • Healing Factor: The magic he absorbed gives him the ability to heal his injuries mid-fight, letting him wear enemies down over time.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Dr. Kudos became evil because a pony named Peach Berry rejected him for another pony with magical powers.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Phantom can create duplicates of himself to overwhelm enemies or be in several places at once.
  • Phantom Zone: After Tirek turns good, Kudos uses his remaining magic to go to "someplace where things go to disappear", and presumably, will never be seen again.
  • Power Parasite: The Phantom's ability allows him to steal the Cutie Marks of other ponies, though unlike most Power Parasites, he does not gain the power he stole.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Before he became the Phantom, Dr. Kudos was Shining Armor's marriage counselor.
  • Woman Scorned: A male version towards Peach Berry. His downward spiral started when she basically dumped him for a unicorn. The fact that she accidentally burned his house down with a stray lightning bolt probably didn't help either.

    Princess Avyanna 
  • Flat Character: She's a pirate pretending to help Starfleet and not much else is known about her.
  • The Mole: Though seemingly working with Starfleet, it is made very obvious that she will betray them.
  • Pirate Girl: A Space Pirate Girl no less.

    The Insecto Armada 
  • Always Chaotic Evil: They're described as warmongers who exist only to conquer planets and destroy other species to show off their power.
  • Flat Characters: They have little to no characterization of their own, being mooks for other villains.
  • Hollywood Acid: While their actual powers are quite diverse, a disproportionately large number of them use acid attacks.
  • Insectoid Aliens: As their name suggests, they're humanoid alien bugs.
  • Mauve Shirt: The Insecto commanders. They each get a name, a couple of defining traits, one fight scene, and are then killed off.
  • Mooks: Stingars, which are basically drones that serve only to get mown down in waves by the heroes.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Most Insectos have numerous limbs, like real-life insects.
  • We Have Reserves: They don't get too bothered by losses; after all, they can easily send more. In the initial assault on United Equestria, their ships are shown firing at Stingars in order to get at the heroes.

    King Pinsar 
  • Bad Boss: All of the main villains fall under this category, but Pinsar takes the cake. He's perfectly fine with sending swarms of his mooks to their deaths and remotely executes any of his commanders that get captured by Starfleet.
  • Big Bad: Of Starfleet Magic V.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is defeated by Celesto a little over halfway into the story and succumbs to his injuries, and the Big Bad role is taken over by Ladybird and Phoebe afterwards.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He started out as a minion of Titan, but after Titan's defeat, he becomes a new major threat to United Equestria.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares to some degree about his wife and daughter, and he serves Titan partly to keep them safe.
  • Galactic Conqueror: As the leader of the Insecto Armada, Pinsar has conquered numerous worlds and turns his attention to United Equestria.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Basically, he's evil because his race gets off on destroying planets For the Evulz.
  • It's Personal: Celesto hates Pinsar more than most enemies because he killed one of Celesto's original Space Ponies who happened to be a close friend. Likewise, Pinsar seeks revenge on Celesto for destroying his fleet and stranding him on a deserted planet.
  • Papa Wolf: He's worried sick when Phoebe runs away. Stag tricks him into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Starfleet by telling him that they captured her.
  • Unholy Matrimony: He and his wife genuinely love each other, and both share a taste for conquest and destruction.

    Queen Ladybird 

    Princess Phoebe 
  • Avenging the Villain: She continues the fight against Starfleet to avenge her father's death at Celesto's hand. Her mother is included as well when she dies at the hands of Grand Celestial Ruler.
  • Cruel Mercy: Starfleet imprisons Phoebe instead of killing her to make her suffer the same pain she inflicted on them (whatever that was) as long as she is imprisoned.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Although much to her frustration, daddy never gives her a chance to prove it until he dies.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Pinsar succumbs to his injuries, he bestows his power upon her and her mother, and Phoebe takes over as leader of the Armada.
  • Flanderization: Initially, Phoebe has a couple of distinguishing traits, such as her desire to prove herself and a fixation on beauty. She eventually loses all of these and becomes another generic villain after Pinsar dies.
  • Flat Character: She's the arrogant daughter of King Pinsar and Queen Ladybird. However, she actually goes through a small Character Development arc... which is promptly dropped after its conclusion.
  • Rebellious Princess: She's developed a rebellious streak due to her father's overprotectiveness and neglect, and eventually runs away from home.
  • Spoiled Brat: Courtesy of Pinsar; however, he's otherwise a neglectful parent, which doesn't sit well with her. She eventually grows out of it, though.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Despite being forbidden from fighting Starfleet by her father, Phoebe takes the fight to them a couple of times anyway to try and prove her worth to him.

    General Stag and General Slick 
  • Co-Dragons: To Pinsar.
  • Flat Characters: They're evil and Stag wants to be the leader of the Insecto Armada instead of Pinsar.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted once again. A month before Season 5's release, Starfleet Humans: Starpops featured a member of the Demonites also named Slick.
  • Slaying Mantis: Slick is one.
  • The Starscream: Stag plots to dethrone Pinsar and take over the armada for himself. Slick doesn't want any part of it, but Stag forces him to keep quiet.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Two minions of the Big Bad that are always seen with each other.

    Black Dragon Knight 
  • Black Knight: A black Dragon Knight, no less.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: She reasons that dragons pillage and terrorize by nature, which makes the original Dragon Knight and Spike both disgraces to dragonkind as they avoided such a lifestyle in favor of the Knight in Shining Armor attitude.
  • Cain and Abel: She's Spike's sister Scaley, and seeks him out to defeat him.
  • Dark Is Evil: That's how you can tell she's an evil version of Spike.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Spike.
  • Flat Character: She's evil, thinks Spike is a disgrace to dragonkind, and wants to take him down a notch. That's about it.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Her true identity is Scaley, daughter of the Dragon Knight and sister to Spike.
  • Mirror Match: She copied the Dragon Knight's powers, allowing her to match Spike blow for blow. She even duplicates his Majestic Dragon Super Mode.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Black Dragon Knight is actually female, although it's not much of a twist as it's revealed in her first appearance.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Black Dragon Knight is a villain not affiliated with the Big Bad, who specifically seeks to fight one of the heroes for personal reasons, with their final battle taking place in a volcano and being ended by the hero's Super Mode. Note that this description also applies to Harkin.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform into other ponies, as demonstrated in her debut on Lightning Dawn. However, Spike is able to sniff her out.

    Windy Bag 
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Mykan Stevens's pony counterpart. The grudge between them drives much of her subplot.
  • Arc Villain: The closest thing season 6 has to a Big Bad.
  • Flat Character: She wants to return Equestria to the way it was and wants Pony Mykan dead so she can get his fortune. That's about all there is to her.
  • I Die Free: After the ray that should de-brainwash the Equestrians fails, she turns it into a Death Ray because she thinks death would be preferable to living in a world ruled by Starfleet.
  • Jerkass: Presented as impatient and impolite, mainly towards Starfleet and her pro-Starfleet son.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She makes several attempts on the life of Pony!Mykan Stevens to try and take his property. Stevens happens to be an asocial Jerkass to begin with.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Unlike most villains, Windy Bag is a normal Equestrian pony, so she avoids clashing with Starfleet for the most part.
  • Take That, Critics!: She's the Arch-Enemy of an Author Avatar and is specifically opposed to Starfleet, so there's your clue as to who Windy Bag is supposed to represent.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal is to bring back the old Equestria, by freeing the Equestrian ponies from their brainwashing and driving Starfleet out... and builds a Wave Motion Gun to do so.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: She strives to free Equestria from Starfleet; they label her a criminal.

    Kitty Snap 

    Sienna 

    Batlings 
  • Theme Naming: Their names (Shade, Ebany and Nightwing) all reference darkness.
  • Unfortunate Names: There used to be a fourth one named Negro. No points for guessing why he was cut.

    Stammadon 
  • Big Bad: Of season VIII.
  • Demonic Possession: He possesses Striker when released.
  • Expy: Of Dai Shi, with Striker as his Jarrod.
  • Flat Character: He's a power-hungry warmonger, and that's all there is to his character.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed away long ago by warriors from the planet Ainzul, whose queen chose Starfleet to guard him due to the Ainzulian people turning to ways of peace. They chose poorly; due to Starfleet failing to properly apprehend Striker, Stammadon breaks free.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes that the strong deserve to rule and the weak deserve to be destroyed.

    Rai Shi, En Shi, Kara Shi and Tan Shi 
  • Cat Folk: Tan Shi is an anthropomorphic tigress.
  • Co-Dragons: All of them serve as Stammadon's generals.
  • Elite Four: There are four of them and they all serve Stammadon.
  • Flat Character: They've yet to show any characterization beyond being Stammadon's lackeys.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Kara Shi. Somewhat justified by the Far East theme of Ainzul.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Though not green, En Shi is an alien pony (not a Space Pony, though) described as being beautiful, making her the equine equivalent of this.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Kara Shi is simply described as "humanoid".
  • Killer Gorilla: Rai Shi. Technically an ape, but close enough.

    Megadox 
  • Computer Virus: A living one.
  • Evil Duo: Forms one with Data Stream. He leans more towards the Id, as his main goal is to simply cause as much destruction in cyberspace as possible.
  • Expy: Of Kilokhan, with Data Stream as his Malcolm.
  • Flat Character: He's an evil Computer Virus, and that's all there is to his character.

Starfleet Humans Villains

    Flash Sentry 
  • Adaptation Species Change: Human in the source material, a Crystallite in this.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Equestria Girls films gave no indication of Flash Sentry being anything other than an ordinary human. In Starfleet Humans, he's the son of Empress Sapphira and serves as her Dragon.
  • The Dragon: In Starfleet Humans, he serves as this to Sapphira, his mother.
  • Flat Character: That he's evil seems to be his primary personality trait.
  • Human Aliens: He's a Crystallite.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: At the end of Starfleet Humans, he gets reformed by erasing all memories of his past life, suppressing his powers in the process. They resurface in Starpops when he hears about the death of Twilight Sparkle.
  • Redemption Equals Death: The climax of Starpops has him regaining his memories and Crystallite powers and choosing to fight alongside the heroes of his own accord. However, he gets fatally poisoned by Scales during the fight.

    Sapphira 

    The Dazzlings 
  • Adaptational Wimp: By far the worst case out of all the characters from FiM canon. Basically all of their notable moments were given to the Demonites instead; the Dazzlings spend most of Starpops severely weakened, playing second fiddle to them, and only being a minor nuisance at best. They're also defeated much more easily.
  • Flanderization: Their individual personalities get erased, leaving them as generic villains. It's especially notable with Sonata Dusk, due to the large departure from her canon characterization.
  • Flat Characters: They're evil and have very little personality beyond that.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The Demonites use them to gather energy for themselves, then throw them under a bus at the climax.

    The Demonites/D-Man Knights 

    Xaydie 

    Human Fratello 

Alternative Title(s): My Little Unicorn

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