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The Equestria Girls / The Rainbooms
You are my Equestria Girls!

A group of seven high-school girls consisting of Sunset Shimmer and the human counterparts of Twilight Sparkle and her friends in Ponyville. Between Canterlot High School being the site of the portal between the two worlds, and the girls themselves being Touched by Vorlons and exposed to Equestrian magic, they're at the center of the plots of the series, variably being targeted by an antagonist or having to rise to stop them.

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  • All-Loving Heroine: Overall a pleasant group of girls who will not bear a grudge against anyone who shows guilt for their actions. Pinkie Pie herself even lampshades how easily forgiving they are.
  • Alternate Self: Sans Sunset Shimmer, who is the Equestrian version of herself, the group consists of the human counterparts of the Mane Six.
  • Apple of Discord: Before the events of the first movie, the core five were tight friends once. A few well-worded texts and emails from Sunset Shimmer broke them apart when they each thought the others had turned their backs on them.
  • Badass Crew: A bunch of Magical Girl highschoolers who routinely go against powerful magical foes from another world. Once they are given abilities which work even outside their Magical Girl transformations, they begin to resemble a superhero group.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: They're a friendly and cheerful bunch, but much like their Equestrian counterparts, if you mess with their group, be you a normal person or a magically-empowered demon, don't think you're getting off light. And while they will be quick to forgive and befriend you afterwards, that's only if you're repentant over what you've done.
  • Broad Strokes: The approach taken with some details between them and the Equestria Prime counterparts. They have lots of similarity, but are allowed to have differences considering the setting and their age group. For example, human Rarity still works at a clothes shop, but likely doesn't own it. Human Pinkie shows interest in being a baker, but doesn't live with (and as far as we know, doesn't work for) the Cakes; she shares a house with her sister Maud.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: By the time of Legend of Everfree, they're so used to magical villains causing trouble that Gloriosa Daisy/Gaea Everfree attacking the camp is treated like an annoyance.
    Fluttershy: Why do these kinds of things always happen to us?
  • Circle of Friendship: One of these features regularly since the root of their power is based in the Magic of Friendship. The five girls shielding Princess Twilight with one of these is how they tapped into it in the first place and another example is a mental version to encourage Human Twilight to overcome her Enemy Within.
  • Costume Evolution: In the first film the seven girls were almost Palette Swaps of each other in terms of outfit, with all of them wearing a T-shirt or blouse, skirt, and knee-high boots. Sunset and Rainbow got to wear jackets as well, and Rainbow wore shorts under her skirt. Following Rainbow Rocks and then later after Friendship Games, Sunset and the human Twilight got more unique outfits. The 2017 digital shorts series fully diversifies them with unique outfits all-around.
  • Easily Forgiven: They are just as forgiving as their pony selves, and Pinkie even lampshades it in "Mirror Magic".
  • Empowered Badass Normal: At the start of the franchise they had no more ability than you might expect from five regular high school students (athletics, singing ability, etc.). By the events of Legend of Everfree they have power on par with what their Equestria Prime counterparts have including their counterparts' defining traits that manifest as controllable magic, and have attained it over the course of about half a school year compared to the several years that have passed in Equestria.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: The Equestria Girls are all involved in a lot of after-school activities. One of the digital shorts, "Queen of Clubs," involves Rainbow Dash and Applejack competing to see who can be in the most different clubs at the end of the year. Even then, the Equestria Girls have been shown to be part of after-school study programs, form the Yearbook Club, play in a band, organize charity drives, hold pep rallies... and those are just the things they're all shown doing together.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The Rainbooms' costumes for the Final Battle of Rainbow Rocks have leggings of two different colors on each leg. Rainbow Dash's also has a lightning bolt motif over the left side, Applejack's an epaulette on the right shoulder, and Rarity's a star-shaped diamond on the right of her chest.
  • Girl Group: The Rainbooms are the rock band variant; joined by Princess Twilight Sparkle as lead vocalist, and later Sunset Shimmer as rhythm guitarist/backup vocalist as well as this world's Twilight Sparkle as backup vocalist.
  • Girliness Upgrade: The human counterparts of Rainbow Dash and Applejack prefer skirts as everyday wear — and so do the rest, really. While performing as the Rainbooms and participating in the Friendship Games, they wear some fairly extravagant costumes and uniforms (designed by Rarity, of course). The toyline, naturally, gives them many, many more outfits, most of which feature skirts and pastel colors.
  • How Do I Shot Web?:
    • The second and third movies deal with them having to learn how to "pony up" at will, at first doing so accidentally before realizing what the actual trigger is. The fact that their magic continues developing while they're trying to figure it out makes it harder.
    • In Legend of Everfree, they all get new special abilities unique to them, and have to take some time learning how to control them, including Sunset Shimmer.
  • I Believe I Can Fly: After gaining their geodes in Legend of Everfree, all of them are capable of using their magic to fly when transformed, whether or not their "pony up" form has wings.
  • Invisible Parents: Despite the characters being teenagers, we don't see any of their caretakers (except for Granny Smith at the Apples' Farm). Even when one of their homes is shown, for example during the sleepover at Pinkie Pie's house (only her sister Maud shows up). Sunset, being a unicorn from Equestria, obviously doesn't have parents in the human world, and the "Monday Blues" video shows that she lives by herself.
  • Kid Hero: They're still in high school though they live alone in their homes and travel as adults, but they have used their magical powers to save others on more than one occasion.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Downplayed. Through the original movie up to the Summertime Shorts, the original five had the same outfits, while Sunset changed outfits after Rainbow Rocks and the human Twilight got her first recurring outfit in Magical Movie Night (previously she had worn her Crystal Prep uniform). Then starting in the Digital Series all the girls got new outfits they used regularly from then on. Even so, it's not at all uncommon to see them out of their usual outfits; their clothes change when they transform (and their outfits in this state have regularly cycled, too), they're often seen wearing pajamas, dresses, or other costumes or clothes for special occasions, and several of the hour-long specials put them in new outfits too (which they also wear in tie-in episodes of the Digital Series to preserve continuity).
  • Little Bit Beastly: They have pony ears (and wings, in the case of Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle) in the toyline, and during their Magical Girl transformation.
  • Magical Girl: With the power of the Equestrian magic given to them by the Element of Magic, they can "pony up" into human-pony hybrid forms, gaining pony ears, longer hair tied into ponytails, and wings for Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy and both Princess and Human Twilight. The novelization also gives Rarity a unicorn horn, but not the actual film. They gain magical powers in their transformed state, though the exact nature of them so far hasn't been nailed down. Legend of Everfree goes the whole hog on this trope, including Magical Girl uniforms worthy of any Mahō Shōjō anime when they transform during the climax.
  • Magic Music: Once they form a band, the residual Equestrian magic in them manifests through music. They come to use it fully during the Battle of the Bands against the Dazzlings at the end of Rainbow Rocks, blasting the Sirens' manifestations with showers of cutie marks-shaped sparks through their instruments.
  • Magic Skirt: Many of their outfits consist of skirts of various design. Of course, given the age bracket for the franchise, those skirts conceal everything. On the occasion their legs would be in a position to show something inappropriate towards the camera, their skirts often either hang down between their legs or cling to the back of their legs to maintain their modesty.
  • Mundane Utility: Starting with Legend of Everfree, apart from the climactic battle in this movie, the girls mostly use their newfound powers for mundane tasks rather than superheroing. This includes repairing the dock, setting up the Crystal Gala, repairing a bus for a Rainbooms tour, etc. However, the short "Overpowered" reveals that using the geodes too much this way can cause a feedback loop increasing their powers and resulting in serious Power Incontinence, so they decide to use them with more moderation (we're looking at you, Rainbow Dash...).
  • Only Six Faces: They all have the same hourglass figure, long legs, scrawny arms and Hartman Hips. There is little variation in their faces. Whereas Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie have rounder eyes as ponies, they have Twilight's almond-shaped eyes as humans; and they have exactly the same noses. They also all have basically the same outfit consisting of a T-shirt with a knee-length skirt and boots, with a couple of variations like Rainbow's jacket and biker shorts. Post-reformation Sunset and Human Twilight, while having the same build, have completely different outfits due to Costume Evolution.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Contrary to Twilight's Ponyville friends, these girls have a problem being open with each other about their feelings. Talking the Monster to Death rarely goes well, either.
    • The group never would have split up if they had actually talked to each other and found out about the emails and texts Sunset sent between them, but apparently never did and just assumed they had been betrayed, and simply avoided each other altogether.
    • In Rainbow Rocks they're annoyed with the behavior of their bandmates in various ways, but keep quiet and grumble to themselves instead of saying something, causing the bitterness to fester and finally erupt in an argument during the climax of the film. Sunset meanwhile notices the tensions but says nothing because she feels like an outsider with no business trying to step in.
    • In the 2014 holiday comic special, they instantly presume Sunset Shimmer has gone back to her rumor-mongering ways and break off their friendship with her without thinking it over or asking her for her side of the story.
    • In Legend of Everfree, their attempts to talk down Gloriosa Daisy after she gets Drunk on the Dark Side not only fail to calm her down, but actually antagonize her even more.
  • Power Crystal: In the climax of Legend of Everfree, they each gain a small magical crystal that turns into a locket post-battle.
  • Power Floats: On many occasions when they "pony up", the magic involved in the transformation will also cause them to float. Rollercoaster of Friendship and Spring Breakdown even show all seven of them hovering in some form or another.
  • Power Incontinence:
    • Legend of Everfree sees them get new magic mixed up at Camp Everfree. Sunset helps them "embrace the magic" and they quickly have more control.
    • The short "Overpowered" has a relapse of their powers becoming uncontrollable because they are too strong, thanks to Rainbow Dash abusing Super Speed.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In their anthropony forms, their hair grows into a very long ponytail, reaching past their waists. The pun is very much intended: in Rainbow Rocks the group repeatedly refers to growing tails when they transform, but they actually mean their hair.
  • The Power of Rock: Though it's more likely just the genre the showrunners focused on, it seems to be specifically rock music that triggers their transformations.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between the Rainbooms and their Mane Six counterparts, the order from most red to most blue is basically the same (Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Spike, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy), apart from the Rainbooms having two Twilights and also adding Sunset Shimmer into the mix. Human Twilight is more timid than her pony counterpart, while Sunset is more outgoing than either Twilight is, but usually more rational than the rest of the group.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • They all like teasing Twilight about her crush on Flash Sentry, and smile and giggle when the two hug at the end of Rainbow Rocks.
    • They also seem to like the idea of their Twilight hooking up with Timber Spruce in Legend of Everfree.
  • Sigil Spam:
    • As humans they don't have cutie marks on their skin, but those symbols (or close enough approximations) of their pony alternate selves can be found everywhere on their possessions: clothes, boots, hair decs, schoolbags, nightwears, musical instruments, laptops, cell phones, etc. We've seen Pinkie Pie's bedroom, and unsurprisingly there are balloon motifs on the walls and on her bed cover (she also seems to have hearts as a secondary motif, like on the pajamas she lends to Twilight). Rarity's bedroom is equally rich in gem motifs.
    • Beginning with Legend of Everfree and continuing through the Digital Series and various shorts, the girls' necklace lockets bear their respective "cutie mark" symbols.
    • Forgotten Friendship shows they also uses the cutie marks as monograms next to their signatures.
    • In the Digital Series episodes, their respective cutie marks briefly appear on their right cheeks as they "pony up" during their group Transformation Sequence; they disappear shortly thereafter.
  • Slumber Party: The group has been shown having various slumber parties, with the implication that they do so regularly.
    • The first one seen is in Rainbow Rocks, in order to give Princess Twilight a place to sleep during her stay. Character Development for the Princess and Sunset ensues.
    • Another one in the "Holiday Special" comic, where Applejack shares her Embarrassing Nickname when she was a toddler and the girls play around with Rarity's slew of ridiculous costumes.
    • They also have one during Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, where Sunset gets to angst about her place in the human world.
    • Three in Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise; the first one is Human Twilight's first, hosted by Pinkie Pie, and features the girls enjoying each others' company, playing silly party games, dancing and Twilight angsting a bit because of her Friendless Background and inexperience in these things. The second and titular one is hosted by Rarity, and is also attended by three of the five Shadowbolts — Sugarcoat, Sour Sweet and Sunny Flare — where plenty of drama ensues between the Rainbooms and the Shadowbolts. Twilight also hosts one by the end of the book after the two groups make amends.
    • The first few Equestria Girls Minis shorts focus on Pinkie, Twilight and Rarity preparing for a sleepover at Pinkie's (hilarity ensues, of course); one short focuses on the slumber party itself.
  • Sudden Anatomy: A minor case; the art style normally doesn't depict the characters as having visible nails, but that doesn't stop Rarity from putting nail polish on herself in a scene of Equestria Girls, and on Fluttershy in a scene of Rainbow Rocks.
  • Team Hand-Stack:
    • In Equestria Girls, when the five vow to make Twilight Sparkle princess of the Fall Formal.
    • Done by the seven in Legend of Everfree, when they decide to arrange a fundraiser for Camp Everfree.
  • Title Drop: The group is usually called "the Equestria Girls" everywhere but the films themselves. Most obviously, in the novelizations.
  • Touched by Vorlons:
    • Following the climax of the first film, the five have still some residual magic in them, causing their transformations into human-pony hybrids under various circumstances. Subsequent films follow on their magic manifesting in different ways and the group learning how to control their powers.
    • Twilight and Spike are in turn themselves exposed to Equestrian magic in Friendship Games, Spike through a flow of energy between Fluttershy and the magic-draining device (granting him speech), and Twilight by "unleashing the magic" of said device and turning into Midnight Sparkle. She later ponies up like the others and gains her own power set.
  • Town Girls: The same line-up as their pony counterparts only with the inclusion of Sunset Shimmer and human Twilight Sparkle. Animal caretaker Fluttershy and fashion designer Rarity are femme, leader Sunset Shimmer, nerdy Twilight, and party girl Pinkie Pie are neither, and country girl Applejack and sporty Rainbow Dash are butch.
  • Transformation Trinket: The magical geodes the girls gain in Legend of Everfree. Before that, they could transform with pony ears, ponytails and eventually rainbow colors, but they had little control over it and it didn't involve clothes (except with Daydream Shimmer, which was an All Your Powers Combined special case). The geodes give much greater control, allowing them to transform at will, and add a Magical Girl Instant Costume Change. However, this also introduces the Logical Weakness that the transformation reverses instantly if a geode is lost, since it now depends on it, as happens to Sunset Shimmer in "Cheer You On".
  • True Companions: It takes a little while but eventually they become as close as their pony counterparts.
  • Unusual Ears: In their "ponied up" forms they have pony ears on the top of their heads poking through their hair, their human ears apparently vanishing.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Not having several seasons of character development and interactions, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are much quicker to get on each other's nerves and devolve into arguing. In Rainbow Rocks they fall apart and temporary give in to the Dazzlings' spell. But they are still quick to forgive and forget.
  • Weirdness Magnet: It's lampshaded a few times how weird stuff keeps happening to them.
  • We Used to Be Friends: At the start of the first film, they've all been split up thanks to Sunset Shimmer. With Twilight's help, however, they finally talk things out and come together again.
  • Wild Magic: Before they receive the magical geodes in Legend of Everfree, the Rainbooms have little control over the magical remnant they received from the Element of Magic in the first movie, and the effects tend to be random. At first they "pony up" when playing music in Rainbow Rocks, but an effort to directly invoke The Power of Friendship falls flat. In Friendship Games the magic manifests when they expresses their respective Element, but they take a while to realize it. Sunset Shimmer's attempt to analyze the magic scientifically in the short "The Science of Magic" results in a power outage, a deluge of apples, a rush of static-charged balloons, or a rainbow-colored splash of goo... and very little progress in comprehension.

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    Twilight Sparkle
"No doubt about it, Spike, there's definitely something strange going on at that school."

Voiced by: Tara Strong, Rebecca Shoichet (singing)

Twilight Sparkle's human counterpart, an asocial studious bookworm attending Crystal Prep Academy, the rival school to Canterlot High. During the events of Friendship Games, Twilight meets the Rainbooms when she attempts to study their Equestrian magic, to disastrous results. Bonding with the group during the games and never feeling accepted at Crystal Prep anyway, Twilight transfers to Canterlot High and continues her friendship with the girls. Her magic manifests as telekinesis.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: At Crystal Prep, Twilight is often hated, bullied, or ignored by her fellow students.
  • Alternate Self: She's the human counterpart to Twilight Sparkle herself. Unlike other examples of this trope on this page, while she shares some traits with Equestria's Twilight they are quite different from each other since the Human Twilight lacks all the experiences in friendship and adventures of Princess Twilight. Her personality is basically what Pony Twilight's would be if she never left Canterlot for Ponyville (and was regularly bullied to boot).
  • Ambition Is Evil: Downplayed. While she's a good person, her desire to get into Everton and study the magic of the heroines leads to her causing a lot of trouble. In the climax, Cinch and the Shadowbolts nudge her to unleash the magic in her device by tempting her with how much she could learn from it, and it turns her into Midnight Sparkle.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: She creates a device that detects and absorbs the magic from the other girls. In the climax, she absorbs the magic it has stolen and transforms into Midnight Sparkle.
  • Anti-Villain: In Friendship Games, she's far more polite than the rest of the Shadowbolts, but her desire to understand the human world's magic is what ultimately causes all the problems to appear during the movie.
  • Apologises a Lot: She's clearly in the habit of constantly apologizing to her schoolmates at Crystal Prep, even if most of the time they're the ones pushing her around. Sugarcoat even tells her she's being a doormat.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: For the three Magical Movie Night specials and the Summertime Shorts, she wears a pink vest and bowtie as part of her everyday outfit. Afterward, she ditches the vest but switches to a differently styled bowtie that incorporates her geode.
  • Badass Bookworm: Subverted. She's a scientist/prep school student, who is willing to get her hands dirty by competing in athletic events, but she is shown to be inept at athletics and only joined the competition after being pressured to do so by Principal Cinch. Then in Legend of Everfree, it seems like this trope is still subverted until the end where Twilight defeats Midnight Sparkle and ponies up. She then defeats Gaea Everfree seconds later.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Legend of Everfree has Twilight constantly bringing up her bad experiences at the Friendship Games, and how she almost destroyed the entire world by transforming into Midnight Sparkle. In a Lighter and Softer moment, she casually mentions the incident herself at the end of "Mirror Magic".
  • Bespectacled Cutie: She's always wearing Nerd Glasses, in contrast to regular Twilight only doing so rarely. This highlights how, unlike regular Twilight being confident and headstrong, Sci-Twi is an endearingly nerdy and vulnerable Shrinking Violet, which naturally boosts her cuteness immensely.
  • Big Fancy House: Legend of Everfree shows her big fancy bedroom, and her house ought to match it. The "Monday Blues" short shows the front of her house proper (and contrasts it with Sunset Shimmer's), revealing that it is a mansion, and "Mad Twience" gives an overhead shot that shows it has, on top of everything else, a very spacious backyard (with a fairly large shed). Seeing as she was a private school student, as was her older brother, this isn't surprising.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Unlike Pony Twilight who's almost never seen wearing glasses (and only as costumes, as she doesn't need them), Human Twilight's eyesight is fairly deteriorated, as demonstrated when she's seen squinting and looking for them after bumping into Flash Sentry. We even get a P.O.V. Cam shot when Flash gives her back the glasses, showing just how blurry her vision is without them. In the first Holidays Unwrapped short she mentions that she has 20/20 vision, so it is likely that she is simply farsighted.
  • Character Tics: She often grasps and pulls on the side locks of her hair when embarrassed.
  • Clark Kenting: An accidental case in Spring Breakdown — apparently, the fact that she wears glasses even while in pony form in Equestria is all the difference that Pony Pinkie Pie needs to not recognize her as Princess Twilight's double.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: Contrasting with Princess Twilight's Magenta, Human Twilight has a royal purple glow to her telekinesis powers (instead matching the lighter purple stripe in her hair rather then the magenta one). Like Sunset's color going from Cyan to Red, this also matches the color of the magic crystal she acquires.
  • The Cracker: Discussed in Rollercoaster of Friendship. When Twilight thinks the White Void Room she and her friends are stuck in is part of Vignette Valencia's phone, she comes up with a solution to hack into the phone to escape. However, turns out it was unnecessary.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: In Friendship Games, while she helps win the academic portion of the Games for Crystal Prep, she's almost completely useless in the athletics portion, to the point that Applejack has to step in and help her in the archery competition. To be fair, she didn't want to enter the Games in the first place, and only did because Principal Cinch bullied her into it by threatening to deny her application to the Everton Program.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: She wants to know about the mysterious power she's been sensing from Canterlot High, but her actions and the device she builds to monitor it end up causing chaos.
  • Cursed with Awesome: In Legend of Everfree, Twilight isn't at all happy that she still has magic, mostly because she's still terrified of becoming Midnight Sparkle again. This mindset goes away with the help of her friends in the climax.
  • Custom Uniform: Her school uniform in Friendship Games is unique, lacking the blazer the rest of her schoolmates wear, and sporting a different tie.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Twilight has several moments of klutziness, like falling from her swiveling chair or bumping into things or people, mostly when she's too focused on her magic-detecting device. This doesn't endear her to her Crystal Prep schoolmates, at all.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Despite being credited first, her role in Friendship Games is more of a Deuteragonist, or even an antagonist, albeit a reluctant one. It's Sunset who's the main star.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She wants to apply for an independent study program because she feels unfulfilled and alienated at Crystal Prep. Her "I Want" Song is all about this.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her plan to study CHS's magic has a few holes. Sunset calls her out for meddling with things that she doesn't understand after her device goes haywire and releases a bunch of Man-Eating Plants that put the Wondercolts and Shadowbolts in danger.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: As the Equestria Girls series continued, the differences between Princess Twilight and Human Twilight became more noticeable. Princess Twilight is more comfortable stepping into leadership roles and has better social skills, embraced her destiny as wielder of the Element of Magic and eventual Princess of Friendship, and can be very neurotic to the point of freak-outs. Human Twilight is more asocial and more likely to immerse herself in scientific pursuits, it took time for her to accept the group's magical abilities and associated responsibilities, and she's more relaxed and less anxious. She also has an ongoing romantic relationship with Timber Spruce, while Princess Twilight has never had a Love Interest beyond her crush on Flash Sentry that she never pursued.
  • The Dragon: Technically, she acts as this to Cinch since she is her prized student. However, because Twilight is not evil, she constantly slows down the Shadowbolts team. Until she turns into a demon and goes on a violent rampage while Cinch runs away.
  • Driven to Villainy: Thanks to the manipulation of Principal Cinch, she becomes a full-fledged villain in the climax of Friendship Games by turning into Midnight Sparkle.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the form of an offscreen reference in the first film, where Pinkie Pie asks Princess Twilight if she has a twin sister who has a dog identical to (and also named) Spike.
  • Easily Forgiven: In Legend of Everfree, she says that everyone in Canterlot High has been friendly and nice to her, despite the Midnight Sparkle incident. In fact, the only person who hasn't forgiven her is Twilight herself. Since the student body already went through this with Sunset, they understand she didn't mean any harm.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: Early on in Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise, Twilight worries about not knowing anything about friendship — what with not even having anybody willing to sit with her at lunch back at Crystal Prep.
  • Enemy Within: Her fear of her own power manifests itself as Midnight Sparkle in her dreams. Twilight is afraid of becoming her again if she tries to tap into her powers. Sunset assures her that the power is hers and hers alone, and what happened before was the result of Cinch pressuring her to use it before she could really understand it. Now that Twilight does, she can learn to control it without letting it control her. And indeed, thanks to her friends' help, she manages to get a handle on the power and vanquishes Midnight for good.
  • Extreme Doormat: One of her flaws is her inability to stand up for herself. Sugarcoat points this out on a bus ride. Even though Twilight gets bullied by her classmates, blackmailed by her principal, and yelled at by Sunset Shimmer, Twilight never so much as raises her voice.
  • Face–Heel Turn: During her transformation into Midnight Sparkle she becomes corrupted by power. It doesn't last long and she becomes good again.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • In Friendship Games, her desire for knowledge and understanding of the human world's magic drives her to continue her studies of it, despite it becoming increasingly clear that she's in way over her head. Cinch later uses this to convince Twilight to use her stolen magic so she can gain greater knowledge.
    • Legend of Everfree has Twilight thinking she isn't good enough to have magic anymore, or that she's the cause of all the problems that pop up around the camp, even though the only evidence of that is circumstantial at best. This complete lack of confidence causes Twilight to try and hide her magic instead of learning how to use it, which almost causes Midnight Sparkle to take over Twilight's mind again because of her lack of confidence that she can control her power.
  • Foil: To Sunset Shimmer; she's socially awkward and ostracized similar to how Sunset was in Rainbow Rocks, and in Friendship Games is studying magic like her. The intro for Friendship Games features a sequence of Versus Character Splashes to emphasize each Shadowbolt is an Evil Counterpart to one of the Wondercolts, and Twilight is the one opposing Sunset.
  • Foreshadowing: She was hinted at in the first movie. Human Pinkie did ask Twilight if she had a twin, saying that she had seen a similar person, and it only makes sense that she has a counterpart, since all her other friends do. Also in the second, Pony Twilight mentions her friends can't come because it would be weird with two of them, foreshadowing her appearance in the stinger at the end of the movie.
  • The Heavy: While Cinch is the actual Big Bad, it's Twilight's actions that drive the main plot of Friendship Games.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Naturally, Twilight would eventually become good friends with the Equestria Girls and Sunset Shimmer (not that she had far to turn).
  • The Hero: In Legend of Everfree, she's ultimately the one to defeat the villain. She's the classical variety as she has to struggle with personality flaws with the help of her mentor before she can save everyone. In Forgotten Friendship she takes point in the final battle.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sunset Shimmer. Her shy personality and inquisitive nature contrasts with Sunset's brashness. Being younger than her, Twilight has something of a Senpai dynamic, Sunset seeing many of her own qualities in the younger girl she admires and dislikes. After giving a harsh "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Twi, calling out her dangerous use of Equestrian magic without any understanding of the consequences, it eats Sunset inside seeing her cry. In the climax, Sunset helps a corrupted Midnight Sparkle to see that she doesn't have to be alone, and takes her hand, forgiving her mistakes just as Twilight's pony counterpart had done for her.
  • Hot Scientist: She loves science, but she's more cute than hot.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: While she's able to get a handle on her telekinetic powers relatively easily as a human, she struggles with it in her pony form, resulting in her repeatedly mashing fondue into her face while trying to eat. Possibly justified in that, even as a human, she generally doesn't use her powers for incredibly mundane tasks like using eating utensils.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of Friendship Games, she transfers to CHS instead of going back to Crystal Prep.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Being her counterpart, she's of course nearly identical to the humanized Princess Twilight. She can be differentiated, though, by her glasses, her different hairstyle, thicker streaks, and the bangs on the sides of her head being curly instead of straight. When they interact in Equestria in Spring Breakdown, Human Twilight reverts to having Pony Twilight's hairstyle, but keeps her own glasses and lacks her pony counterpart's wings.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss: Due to her angst over her powers in Legend of Everfree, she expresses nostalgia for the time when she didn't know magic existed.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: As she lampshades in Legend of Everfree, she had no idea of what she didn't know before the Friendship Games, but now her whole understanding of reality has been turned up-side down.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In Legend of Everfree, she wants to pretend that she doesn't have magic because she's guilt-ridden about what she did with it.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: She's on the receiving end of this more than once.
    • At the end of Friendship Games, a look from Spike is enough to make her briefly snap out of her trance as Midnight Sparkle. After losing a Beam-O-War to Daydream Shimmer, she's able to be talked down the rest of the way.
    • In Legend of Everfree, the rest of the Equestria Girls give her a pep talk when she almost loses herself to Midnight Sparkle and her dark magic at the climax of the movie.
  • Important Hair Accessory: Since the Crystal Prep students wear uniforms that aren't personalized, this Twilight has her cutie mark as a star-shaped hair clip rather than an embroidery on her clothing. Once she transfers to Canterlot High, she trades in that clip for a star-shaped ponytail scrunchie.
  • I Never Told You My Name: Is utterly confused when the students at Canterlot High, even Flash Sentry, the Mane Six and Principal Celestia, quickly recognize her by name, on account of being mistaken for Princess Twilight. It's not until Cinch arrives and addresses her as "her" student does Pinkie immediately realize this is not the Twilight from Equestria.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Flash Sentry helps her and later congratulates her, she walks away both times, not even acknowledging him. She does it again in Legend of Everfree, though she at least knows his name now.
  • Insecure Protagonist, Arrogant Antagonist: In Friendship Games, she's the insecure protagonist to Cinch and the Shadowbolts' arrogant antagonist, who exploit her lack of self-confidence to bully her into participating in the Games and abusing the magic she's collected.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Twilight's main problem at Crystal Prep High School is she's shunned by most of the student body and has the highest test scores in every subject. It's not entirely her fault, though; she may be not very good at relating with other people, but the students mainly seem to ostracize her because they're jealous of her perfect academic record.
  • In the Hood: She investigates the portal at Canterlot High with a hoodie that covers her head. It prevents Sunset Shimmer from identifying her.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After her giving in to temptation pushed by Principal Cinch and the Shadowbolts, she becomes a self-destructive monster attempting to rip apart the fabric of reality in order to gain magic.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Like her pony counterpart, she's heavily into the Daring Do novel series by A.K. Yearling, as shown when she Squees over the authentic props approved by Yearling in "Movie Magic".
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine:
    • Sports one in The Stinger for Rainbow Rocks, clearly establishing her as a scientific character. It, the glasses, and her messy hair help make her look distinct from Princess Twilight-in-human-form.
    • The labcoat makes a comeback in the music video "Mad Twience", which milks Mad Scientist tropes for all they are worth.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her role in Friendship Games and being all over the toyline spoils The Stinger of Rainbow Rocks. The merchandise also spoiled her Midnight Sparkle transformation months before the film came out. Also, the toyline of Legend of Everfree and preview material for it spoiled her transfer to CHS and that Midnight Sparkle was defeated by Sunset Shimmer.
  • Left-Handed Mirror: When she and Sunset compete against each other in a math contest during Friendship Games, she noticeably writes with her left hand while Sunset writes with her right. (This also contrasts with Princess Twilight, who was shown writing right-handedly in Rainbow Rocks.) However, Twilight also writes with her right hand in parts of "The Finals Countdown", so she may actually be ambidextrous, or this may be an animation inconsistency.
  • Leitmotif: All the characters have one mixed with the BGM, but Human Twilight is distinct in that she has two — see Midnight Sparkle. As befitting her timid curious self, it is composed with a harp and quiet strings.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Everyone at Crystal Prep thinks Twilight is weird because she has no friends. It's one of the reasons she's bullied a lot. Ironically, and naturally, this just pushes her farther away.
  • Lovable Coward: Throughout Friendship Games and Legend of Everfree, Twilight continuously runs or hides when confronted with magical events. In both of these movies she is portrayed sympathetically. By the end of Legend of Everfree she develops out of this.
  • Love at First Sight: In Legend of Everfree, she immediately blushes when she lays eyes on Timber Spruce and starts flirting with him.
  • Magic Skirt: During her Transformation Sequence into Midnight Sparkle at the climax of Friendship Games, her skirt is fluttering up around her thighs, but nothing risqué is actually seen.
  • Master of Unlocking: Her power of object manipulation can be used to open locked doors, presumably by telekinetically picking the lock. It's how she frees Rainbow Dash from a supply closet in "Movie Magic".
  • The Millstone: Due to her lack of athleticism, Twilight is a complete liability to the Shadowbolts in the athletic part of the Friendship Games. She can't even jump over a hay bale without falling flat on her face. Applejack even has to help her with the archery event in order for the Shadowbolts to remain competitive.
  • Mind over Matter: Her magic, as first shown in Legend of Everfree, is a type of telekinesis that allows her to levitate objects.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Twilight twice sees her reflection turning into Midnight Sparkle, first in a mirror in her dream at the beginning of Legend of Everfree, and then in a water pond during the song "The Midnight in Me", both times starting with the scary wings sprouting from her back.
  • Mistaken Identity: The students of CHS, including the main girls, think she's the Princess Twilight from Equestria at first, leading to them greeting her like an old friend as she looks on in confusion. This also happens on a meta level: official media and merchandise of the human Twilight often use stock images (both pony and human) of Princess Twilight.
  • Morality Pet: Spike calling out to her briefly snaps her out of her madness. Sunset Shimmer takes advantage of this to help her snap out of it.
  • Nerd Glasses: Thick, black-rimmed ones that greatly emphazise her massively nerdy image, with them not unlike the glasses pony Twilight Sparkle wore in "Lesson Zero". It appears the glasses help set her apart from Princess Twilight, along with her curly hair tendrils. Of note, all of her alternate outfits also include glasses in some way — a translucent purple visor with her superhero getup from Legend of Everfree, goggles with her Masked Matter-horn costume in "Movie Magic", etc.
  • Nerds Love Tough School Work: Is anyone surprised that she is the only one excited about exams in "Finals Countdown"? Even Sunset, who is more or less her equal in academics but less nerdy, is not looking forward to them.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her actions in Friendship Games nearly cause a whole lot of bad stuff to happen, her Superpowered Evil Side among them. She even gets a What the Hell, Hero? moment from Sunset because she messed with forces that she doesn't understand and nearly hurt people.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Since she's being blackmailed into participating, she's not very enthusiastic about the Friendship Games compared to the rest of the Shadowbolts. In fact, she didn't have interest in it from the very beginning.
  • Oblivious to Love: In Legend of Everfree, she asks Sunset why Flash Sentry keeps trying to talk to her, and Sunset explains how he likes Princess Twilight and is projecting her onto her. Even after this, she still doesn't try to interact with him.
  • Official Couple: Since Legend of Everfree, Twilight and Timber have started dating. Though the two never refer to each other as their boyfriend or girlfriend, and say they only "hangout", which causes a little teasing to be thrown her way in the digital shorts.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Throughout her appearances in the films and shorts, Twilight has shown interest in Equestrian magic, astrology, chemistry, physics, and computer science. In Spring Breakdown, she also helps fix the cruise ship's busted engine, though it's said that was because she took time to Read the Freaking Manual.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: She gives in to her desire to unleash her magic after Principal Cinch and the Shadowbolts use that curiosity against her.
  • Power Floats: In the climax of Friendship Games, when she opens the pendant to unleash the magic, she starts floating along with the Sphere of Power she released.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Her original hairstyle in Friendship Games is one of these to fit with how uptight she was in the hyper-competitive Crystal Prep. Afterward, she opts for a more friendly ponytail.
  • The Protagonist: In Legend of Everfree she's the main character, with Sunset having a sort of mentor role, as most of the film's focus is either shared or divided between the two with Twilight's story arc getting slightly more screen time. Ultimately, Twilight is the The Hero who saves the day, while Sunset encourages Twilight and gives her advice.
  • Seen It All: After everything else she's seen since Friendship Games, Twilight is no longer surprised by magical happenings such as singing plants.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's one to both Princess Twilight and Sunset:
    • In the case of Princess Twilight, she's like another Moondancer, completely isolated socially, which isn't helped by everyone at Crystal Prep being jealous of her grades, with Spike her only comfort. She even starts the movie trying to apply for an independent study group, where she'll be alone with her studies.
    • In the case of Sunset, they're both trying to understand the magic of the human world, but while Sunset takes caution in her studies, making sure she doesn't cause any harm (at least to others, she becomes a bit of a Butt-Monkey in "The Science of Magic" despite her cautions), Twilight jumps headfirst into studying magic, and continues despite it soon being apparent that she's in over her head, and that her device's portals are putting people in danger, with Sunset calling her out on messing with forces she doesn't understand. Their approaches are also different, with Sunset, a more hands-on learner, focuses more on the empirical side of things, what causes the Rainbooms to transform, while she focuses on the magic itself, and is more interested in magic as a concept.
  • She's Got Legs: Thanks to her assortment of skirts, she really shows off her legs.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's rather shy and awkward around people. It's not helped by the rest of the Shadowbolts making fun of her failures at athletics.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's on-screen for about fifteen seconds in a post-credits scene of Rainbow Rocks, but her existence has huge potential ramifications for the future of both worlds, not to mention the franchise.
  • Smart People Build Robots: A couple of shorts focus on her technological know-how instead of her magic to emphasize how smart she is; "Mad Twience" shows her creating a robotic buddy for spike and she uses a robot to help Sunset in "All the World's Off Stage", which she made in the Robotics Club.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Twilight and Sunset are the two most academically inclined girls in the group and are seen playing chess with one another outside their studying sessions.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's every bit as academically inclined and studious as her pony counterpart, and she sports a pair of thick Nerd Glasses.
  • The Stinger: Makes her debut at the end of Rainbow Rocks.
  • Supering in Your Sleep: In Legend of Everfree, where her nightmares about Midnight cause her to start unknowingly levitating her bed and everything around it, only letting go when she wakes up and Sunset points out what she's doing.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She makes her full debut in the same film that deals with Sunset and the others being unable to contact Princess Twilight Sparkle, and she ends up permanently joining their group by its climax; Princess Twilight hasn't visited the human world since The Stinger for Friendship Games, being entirely absent (but mentioned occasionally) in the installments since (outside of Equestria-set cameos, flashbacks and Summertime Shorts Interquel appearances). However, her role isn't quite a substitute beyond being one of the lead characters with the most screentime, as her character and motivations are very different beyond some similarities. She actually describes in Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise that her biggest fear is that her friends (and other characters) only like her because she looks like the Equestrian Princess, and also expresses anxiety about having to measure to her achievements.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Twilight Sparkle rambles in her sleep and thrashes around every time she has a nightmare.
  • Teen Genius:
    • She manages to figure out a way to absorb the magical forces of Canterlot High. It's quite impressive since she doesn't even know it is magic when she creates the device. According to Cinch during her Villain Song, she is among the best the school has ever had. During the math portion of the Friendship Games, Twilight correctly solves a complicated math problem that Sunset Shimmer, another teen genius, got incorrect.
    • After she transfers over to Canterlot High, Twilight's still the smartest of the Rainbooms. She even tutors the other girls, including Sunset, when finals are coming up. She's also smart enough to create a robot dog friend for Spike in "Mad Twience".
  • Token Good Teammate: Among all the students at Crystal Prep, she's the kindest person in the school. Played with, however, in that she's still the one causing the most problems for the Rainbooms over the course of Friendship Games, even if it's not fully intentional.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She switches to this after transferring to CHS. In a case of Playing with a Trope, it is not to show that she is a tomboy but that she is loosening up from her previous Prim and Proper Bun, although she is more tomboyish than, say, Rarity.
  • Tragic Villain: She doesn't want to be against Canterlot High, but Cinch is forcing her to compete. Then comes her transformation into Midnight Sparkle, who releases all of her inner pain into her destructive powers.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She has no intent to actively cause trouble, but the device she built and her desire to understand magic causes chaos for the heroines. Fluttershy even lampshades at the start of the climax when she notes Twilight didn't mean to do any of the bad things she caused to happen, and is actually very nice.
  • Warts and All: The early parts of Friendship Games show Sunset with a rather clear lack of independence and a tendency to assume pony Twilight knows everything and can do anything. Seeing human Twilight screw up pretty severely demonstrates that Twilight has her own flaws and issues and that she's not that different from Sunset in some ways. This may be part of why she got so upset at Twilight messing with things she didn't understand. The Twilight she "knows" wouldn't be that reckless or foolish.
  • Winged Humanoid: In Legend of Everfree, she ponies up into the same hybrid form as Princess Twilight, including the alicorn wings. Her full Magical Girl form then includes smaller crystal wings.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's treated like crap by her school and is an outcast, ultimately resulting in her becoming Midnight Sparkle thanks to peer pressure, and almost plays this literally by opening multiple portals to Equestria, threatening to destroy the human world.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Throughout Legend of Everfree, Twilight thinks Midnight Sparkle is still part of her and the nightmares and the sudden appearance of her magic make her really afraid of losing control. When Sunset reads her mind, Sunset tries to assure her that her magic in itself isn't a bad thing and opens up about her own past experiences with it, offering her support. In the climax, the rest of the Equestria Girls join in her Battle in the Center of the Mind this way and Twilight defeats Midnight for good.

"To be honest, I'd say the whole experience brought everyone at Canterlot High closer than ever before!"

Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball

The human counterpart of Applejack, her family helps supply foodstuffs to Canterlot High, and she serves as the bass player of the Rainbooms. Via her magic she has Super Strength.

  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: At least at first during Legend of Everfree; when she develops super strength, Applejack accidentally hoists Rarity high up a climbing wall. In their mutual panic, Applejack almost makes Rarity plummet into the ground. After this, Applejack is seen being extremely gentle while working on the camp's dock, afraid she'll end up damaging it further.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Her friendship with Rarity in Rollercoaster of Friendship was deliberately written to allow the view they were a romantic couple, but left open to interpretation. For men, AJ is a fan of country music star Dirk Thistleweed, and her giddy fangirling and blushing upon meeting him suggests she's a fan for more than just his singing. She also mentions a male crush named Jonathan in a tie-in book.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her beach outfit is a competition swimsuit that covers her arms, but still leaves her midriff exposed.
  • Character Focus: Shares it with Rarity in Rollercoaster of Friendship, where the story centers on Rarity and much time is spent to exploring her friendship with Applejack.
  • Country Music: Her favored style, naturally, as seen with her solo segment of "Friendship Through the Ages".
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: This version of Applejack looks like she has a healthy tan.
  • Day in the Life: The music videos "Shake Things Up!" and "Five to Nine".
    • "Shake Things Up!" has her working a smoothie stand, getting creative in the smoothie recipes, and getting pretty fancy with how she makes the drinks.
    • "Five to Nine" has her doing a full day's work around her home and getting a barn ready for a hoedown party with her friends.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength:
    • When her Super Strength first manifests in Legend of Everfree — and very suddenly, at that — she almost injures Rarity. Some practice and a Pep-Talk Song later, and she gets a better hand on it.
    • She has a relapse in "Overpowered" when her power is getting boosted; she accidentally tears the door off her locker, then crumples it while trying to shove it back in place.
  • Flair Bartending: "Shake Things Up!" has Applejack working at a smoothie bar, while tossing around cups and showing off her dexterity.
  • Gamer Chick: Along with Rainbow Dash, she plays video games at the sleepover in Rainbow Rocks. AJ was ready to beat Rainbow until Rainbow suddenly turns off the console.
  • Green Around the Gills: Spring Breakdown shows that Applejack has no sea legs whatsoever. While on the cruise ship, Applejack nearly throws up just from someone shaking her hand.
  • Hammerspace: Applejack doesn't part with her lasso even when in formal dress; thankfully it stays stored in Hammerspace until needed.
  • Hidden Depths: The Canterlot High Tell-All has her stating that she plans to get a degree in environmental science.
  • Knows the Ropes: Like her pony counterpart, she's prompt to use a lasso when needed. She keeps it with her in Hammerspace at all times, even in a formal dress.
  • Repetitive Name: According to the March Radness comic, her full name is Applejack Apple. While fitting given that she's from the Apple family, this is the first time in Generation 4 of My Little Pony that "Apple" has been treated as her last name.
  • Signature Instrument: Applejack plays the bass guitar in the Rainbooms. The short "A Case for the Bass" shows her trying to get it back from the Flim-Flam brothers, and when she starts playing it her Magic Music covers it in apple symbols.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Participates along with Fluttershy in the archery event of the Friendship Games in the eponymous film; unlike Fluttershy, she's skilled enough to hit the bullseye on purpose. Contrasting with her Crystal Prep rival Sour Sweet, she takes her time. And most importantly, she takes the time to aid her world's Twilight during the event when she fails to hit the bullseye and almost gets her team disqualified; this leads her to ponying up.
  • Stronger Than They Look: She looks as slight as the other girls, yet has moments demonstrating she's the strongest of the group. In Equestria Girls, two jocks help Twilight lift a nearby table, then stop and look on slack-jawed as Applejack passes by easily carrying a similar-sized table under one arm. In Rainbow Rocks, she effortlessly catches a random punch from Rainbow Dash. In Legend of Everfree her magic develops into genuine Super Strength, and she starts showing off superhero levels of physical power.
  • Super Strength: From Legend of Everfree onward, Applejack's magic manifests in this manner. She can effortlessly lift things like boulders over her head, and accidentally yanks Rarity up a rock wall by her rope. Rollercoaster of Friendship and some of the music videos have Applejack casually lift vehicles with one hand, including a parade float and a school bus. In her plan during the "Winter Break-In" short of Holiday Unwrapped, she intends to rip all of Canterlot High off its foundations, at least suggesting her strength could reach that level while not outright confirming it since she never has to make it a reality.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Her default outfit has her wear a skirt; unlike Rainbow Dash, she doesn't wear shorts underneath. (However, she wears pants when doing farm work.) Her Fall Formal outfit has a hat with a rose (which she can be seen trying out and liking during "This Is Our Big Night" in the background, before Rarity formally reveals their outfits), and she labels the boots from that outfit as "the best gift ever" in the Tell-All. In Legend of Everfree she's at first reluctant to take part in Rarity's fashion show, but ends up rather pleased by her outfit.

"Canterlot's animal shelter needs more volunteers. Won't you help an animal that can't help itself?"

Voiced by: Andrea Libman

Fluttershy's human counterpart, she's a volunteer at the local animal shelter and plays tambourine for the Rainbooms. With her magic she can talk to animals and control them to an extent.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the non-novelization books, even as far as the Perdita Finn books, she is by far more assertive and straightforward with what she thinks. Fluttershy tells Sunset that her carelessness with the animals at the refuge really made Fluttershy mad at Sunset. Fluttershy also has no problem with headbanging at a death metal concert. The shyness usually affects her in specific situations, like while training to play against an all-male blitzball team, but she overcomes her panic/shyness, and gets fit in the process without magic.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her heavy metal outfit shown in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rollercoaster of Friendship and "The Road Less Scheduled" exposes her midriff.
  • The Beastmaster: She uses her power to command (or at least, politely request) animals to assist the heroines when necessary.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Played for Laughs. When Sunset asks her friends to guess the best bit of the Tirek's Revenge video game, others guess "The quests?" "The powerups?" But it's Fluttershy who suddenly gains an evil look in her eyes and says "The revenge?"
  • Character Exaggeration: The pony Fluttershy has had several episodes over six seasons devoted to her Character Development to grow out of her Shrinking Violet persona; her human counterpart hasn't had such luxury, but there are subtle changes to her character (she comes across as a bit less shy, at least when interacting with her friends, for one).
  • Cowardly Lion: This naturally comes into play in that she is just as courageous as the other girls while facing off against major threats. It has also applied to more mundane situations, such as when her friends have to drag her into seeing a haunted house in "Perfect Day for Fun", only for her to walk out unfazed whereas they are terrified. A similar outcome occurs when Rainbow Dash convinces her to ride a rollercoaster in Rollercoaster of Friendship.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: There are a few times where Fluttershy gets hit with things thrown to her.
  • Cute Owl: Has one named Chad perched on her shoulder in Holidays Unwrapped, which she at one point asks to hold on to Sunset's keys for her (which he then passes to Rarity). Sunset wants Fluttershy to use him as a Feathered Fiend as part of a heist-style plan to get inside the school, but never gets the chance to ask as Twilight shuts down the idea.
  • Folk Music: The style of her segment of "Friendship Through the Ages", hinting at her musical tastes.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Just like her pony counterpart, but Human Fluttershy volunteers at an animal shelter rather than run a pet daycare. In Legend of Everfree, birds land on her finger before she acquires her magic.
  • Granola Girl: Besides her love for nature and animals, there are strong hints that Fluttershy is a vegetarian. In the first film, she picks up a burger with a greenish patty (implicitly a vegan version, as there are more normal-looking hamburgers elsewhere), and in subsequent installments, she's never seen eating anything that explicitly contains meat. In "Mirror Magic", she orders a salad while everyone else (sans Sunset) eats hamburgers. She even dresses up like a stereotypical hippie in "Friendship Through the Ages".
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In "A Little Birdie Told Me", she confidently solves a complex math problem in front of the rest of the class to prove to Trixie that she wasn't cheating on a quiz.
    • In Rollercoaster of Friendship, she starts to get a taste for thrill rides thanks to Rainbow Dash's encouragement — ironically, just as Dash herself starts to get increasingly nervous about said thrill rides.
    • She is revealed to be a fan of the Death Metal band Skull Crusher and dresses accordingly at their concert. In the books, she even head-bangs to Sunset's amusement.
    • In the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Canterlot High: March Radness story, "Getting Seconds", she actually beats Rainbow Dash in discus throwing.
  • Innocently Insensitive: At times. In both Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games, she makes Sunset Shimmer feel worse — in the former by basically going "yeah, that's probably it" when Sunset expresses worry that the Dazzlings' strange behavior was caused by them knowing about her previous Jerkass tendencies, and in the latter when she points out how nice Human Twilight is after Sunset made her cry.
  • Instant Expert: A minor example; despite being a gaming novice, she immediately figures out the controls to a video game that Sunset Shimmer (an avid gamer) struggles to get a handle on in "Game Stream".
  • Out of Focus: The rest of the cast each got to play a prominent part in at least one special, but Fluttershy never did; she's initially set up as a Deuteragonist in her introductory film, being the first to meet and befriend Princess Twilight, but her role shrinks once the rest of the cast is introduced. She does get A Day in the Limelight in the Digital Shorts episodes "A Little Birdie Told Me", "So Much More to Me", "Fluttershy's Butterflies", "Opening Night", "Game Stream", "Costume Conundrum" and the "Best in Show" mini-arc.
  • Signature Headgear: Fluttershy wears a barrette shaped like a butterfly, mirroring her pony counterpart's cutie mark. As part of the Ambidextrous Sprite nature of the animation, it can seem to flip from left to right and vice-versa in the earlier movies.
  • Signature Instrument: Fluttershy plays the tambourine in the Rainbooms, an instrument that fits her since it doesn't hog the attention during songs. Her affinity for it is introduced in the short "Hamstocalypse Now".
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Human Fluttershy has an excellent rapport with animals from her first appearance, but unlike her pony counterpart, she can't really talk to them. This changes in Legend of Everfree, where her new magic lets her directly communicate with animals. Soon enough, they happily comply with her polite requests.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Though usually not portrayed as particularly athletic, in "Cheer You On" she effortlessly Bridal Carries Micro Chips away from a rampaging robot while running. In "The Road Less Scheduled", Twilight finds that the tote bag Fluttershy is carrying around is surprisingly heavy.
  • Super Hearing: Her geode confers her incredible hearing as far as animals are concerned. As seen in the Webisode "Aww... Baby Turtles", she can hear newborn turtles crying from over a large, crowded beach.
  • Tareme Eyes: Unlike the rest of her friends, she keeps the same eye shape as her pony counterpart and it is as fitting as ever.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Apparently she's gotten quite used to Sunset Shimmer's tantrums, as she is fully nonplussed in "Game Stream" when Sunset utterly loses it over her failure to figure out the controls on a video game that Fluttershy is playing with ease. She even seems to smirk at Sunset's frustration at one point.
  • Winged Humanoid: Fluttershy's "ponied up" form has wings, but she's not confident enough to try much flying, unlike Rainbow Dash.

    Pinkie Pie
"Are you crazy?! We're besties now! Slumber party at my house!"

Voiced by: Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent (singing)

Event planner for Canterlot High and baking enthusiast in her spare time, Pinkie plays drums for the Rainbooms. Her magic lets her infuse sugary foodstuffs with energy to make them explode.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Pony Pinkie has a party cannon. Human Pinkie has one built into the floor tom of her drum kit. In the third film, she gets two party cannons. In the fourth, she gains the ability to make sprinkles and sugary treats explode.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: Pinkie literally channels Animal when she's put behind the drums for the first time.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The impression that her own book "Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity" leaves is that her looney/childish personality is not normal, at least in the book verse.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Not a surprise, given who she is. Most notable in some supplementary material — the Canterlot High Tell All book has her display the trait in some of her notes. (In the original version of the "My Favorite Class" section, she basically lists all the subjects, and regarding Home Economics, writes if somebody said cake; in "How I Study for a Test", she also lists things she tries not to think about in order to focus... and ends with "Uhm, what was the question?") Sunset Shimmer comments in Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine that, during the chemistry test, Pinkie is looking out the window and humming to herself until she remembers that she has a test to finish.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her second outfit in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Spring Breakdown exposes a bit of her midriff.
  • Big Eater: The movies and shorts have various scenes of her consuming huge amounts of food. For example, in "Mirror Magic", her tray has five burgers on it.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In the "What I'd like to do after college" section of the Tell-All book...
    Pinkie Pie: I'm going to be a party planner, of course! Ooooh, wait. Maybe I'll be a professional drummer. Or a drumming party planner!
  • Chaotic Stupid: At her worst, her impulsiveness and short attention span can cause major problems for her friends. This is best shown in Sunset's Backstage Pass, when she keeps running off to check out random things that catch her interest, destroys a churro cart out of blind gluttony, and gets herself and Sunset thrown out of the concert at least twice over (plus the rest of the group on a third occasion).
  • Character Focus:
    • The book "Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity" centers on her.
    • Sunset's Backstage Pass has her sharing the main focus besides Sunset Shimmer.
  • Characterization Marches On: This Pinkie Pie was introduced in the first film with her doing a lot of very cartoony gags, such as peeling off the balloon design on her skirt to inflate it, teleporting behind Twilight, and bouncing around the gymnasium on another balloon. Subsequent installments in the series heavily downplay these "cartoony" gags (but they aren't entirely gone).
  • Companion Cube: Rainbow Rocks introduced this world's version of Gummy, which is a plush doll. However, as far as Pinkie Pie is concerned, he's a dear friend. Pinkie Pie takes Gummy to watch the latest Daring Do film and is devastated when she loses him in "The Canterlot Movie Club", and he's even featured in the photoshoot for the animal shelter's charity calendars in "Pet Project". Other characters, such as the CMC, don't quite treat him as a mere doll that can be replaced.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right:
    • She correctly guesses on a hunch that Princess Twilight is a magical pony princess from another dimension in the first film.
    • In Friendship Games, she is the only one who immediately realizes the "Twilight" that comes to visit them is not Princess Twilight.
    • The Summer short "Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic" has her as a waitress at a diner being able to tell what others need based on the food they've ordered (Flash Sentry needing Twilight to help with his test anxiety, Blueberry Cake needing Rarity to help clean up the mess on her dress, and Rainbow Dash to help the Crystal Prep swim team after they've lost a swim meet). Pinkie tells Sunny Sugarsocks it was a "gut feeling" but then her own Growling Gut speaks for itself. Sunny does have a sundae for that need ready, though.
  • Cuddle Bug: With this Pinkie Pie having hands, she's even more touchy-feely than pony Pinkie, and enjoys giving Bear Hugs.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Pinkie initially suspects that Twilight Sparkle is hiding something... namely, that she has psychic powers.
  • Foot Popping: She tends to do this when hugging her friends.
  • Genki Girl: Much like her pony counterpart, Pinkie Pie is almost always chipper and upbeat.
  • Hammerspace Hair: Being human doesn't stop Pinkie from stashing things in her hair, like a clipboard, an alarm clock, a plate of cookies, her drumsticks, a cake and a pie, or an entire tub of pudding.
  • Having a Blast: In Legend of Everfree, she gains the power to make sugary products (notably sprinkles or marshmallows) explode. Like the others, she learns some control over it, but giving such power to someone like Pinkie Pie is still just as destructive as you'd expect.
  • Heart Symbol: Her things, especially her clothes, tend to feature hearts in some shape or form. For example, her usual set of clothes has a pink heart on her shirt, the pajamas she lends Princess Twilight are stamped with hearts, her outfit for the climax of Rainbow Rocks has a large blue heart on the chest, and so on.
  • Hidden Depths: What's her favorite subject in school? Art? Home Economics? Well, according to the Canterlot High Tell-All book, her favorite subject is Chemistry. (In an early version of the book, she listed pretty much every subject.)
  • Inexplicably Awesome: At least in the first film, this carries out from her pony counterpart, standing out from the human characters for it even more than usual. Among other feats, she pulls one of the balloon patterns off her skirt and inflates it, teleports behind Twilight Sparkle so she can grab her from behind, and later drops down from the top of the frame, upside down. During the attempt to keep Twilight's crown away from Sunset Shimmer near the climax, she also grabs the crown from Snips by materializing behind him. As usual, no-one seems to notice any of this.
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise: She pulls out one in "Shake Your Tail!" by dressing her friends (and herself) as hula dancers in a flurry of flowers. They look rather puzzled after the fact.
  • Irony: A double one in "Movie Magic"; during a chase scene she's seen lagging behind everyone else, not necessarily because she's messing around. Not only is this the human counterpart of a pony who has Cartoon Physics-based Super Speed, but she's dressed as Filli-Second, a superhero with... you can guess what superpower.
  • Jumping Out of a Cake: Sunset Shimmer recalls in the Tell-All book that Pinkie once did this for her (Sunset's) birthday.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the same manner as her pony version, this Pinkie toys with the fourth wall. She's even aware of the alternate version of herself:
    Pinkie Pie: [to Twilight Sparkle] You're from an alternate world and you're a pony princess there and the crown actually has a magical element embedded in it that helps power up other magical elements, and without it they don't work anymore, and you need them all to help protect your magical world, and if you don't get the crown tonight, you'll be stuck in this world and you won't be able to get back for, like, a really, really long time! *squee*
  • Literal-Minded: The Canterlot High Tell-All has a brief segment dedicated to an unseen Rarity Fashion Show; Pinkie Pie thought you had to actually run down the runway — she crashes against Rainbow Dash, who falls on Fluttershy.
  • The Matchmaker: In keeping with her pony counterpart's theme of For Happiness, she is occasionally seen setting up humans that she thinks would make a good couple, such as the nerdy pair in "Coinky-Dink World".
  • Mercury's Wings: On her roller-skates for the Tri-Cross Rally in the third film.
  • Motor Mouth: A trait she shares with her pony counterpart is the ability to talk really fast.
  • New Wave Music: Her psychedelic segment of "Friendship Through the Ages" is full of references to New Wave from the '80s.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Pinkie Pie is especially bad about this, often leaning against people or hugging them without warning. Notably: she grabs and pulls Princess Twilight around when they meet, closely examining her; she plays percussion all over Rainbow Dash in "Pinkie on the One"; lifts Twilight from the ground with a hug in Rainbow Rocks; sniffs out Rainbow Dash in "Pinkie Spy"; excitedly clings to Sunset in Legend of Everfree; and invades Sunset Shimmer's space once again in "Mirror Magic", even squishing her cheeks at one point.
  • Power Incontinence: Pinkie Pie is the one suffering the most from this once she gains her Having a Blast power in Legend of Everfree. Even after the "Embrace the Magic" sequence, her control is lacking. During the fight against Gaea Everfree, her sprinkle box almost explodes in her hands (apparently, her power to affect sugar "by touch" works through a thin plastic container). In The Stinger of the movie, she accidentally blows up the repaired dock (third time's the charm...) by tossing marshmallows at it (she probably had yet to realize at this point that her power works on all sugary confections, and not just sprinkles). Even later, in the "Coinky-Dink World" music video, Pinkie prepares a huge ice cream sundae, but she unwittingly charges the sprinkles on top with energy, making it blow up and splash everywhere. In "Good Vibes", she accidentally tosses a pair of cupcakes which explodes in Bulk Biceps' face. It gets worse in "Overpowered" where she makes an apple explode, but the geode is overcharged this time so it isn't entirely her fault.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: After interrupting Twilight's In the Name of the Moon speech in Forgotten Friendship she screams "LIGHT HER UP, LADIES!" Cue to them powering up and the energy beam that came from that destroying the Memory Stone.
  • Rollerblade Good: Participates in the speedskating competition along with Rarity. She's also seen working as a rollerskating waitress in the shorts "Coinky-Dink World" and "Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic".
  • Rule of Fun: She invokes this twice as the main reason for joining a band.
    Pinkie Pie: Hey! Anybody here remember fun? I'll give you a hint: it's the exact opposite of being in the Rainbooms!
  • Signature Instrument: Pinkie Pie is the drummer of the Rainbooms, a choice that is made an evidence in the short "Pinkie on the One" by her boundless energy. It also has the advantage of making her stay static during concerts, rather than bouncing everywhere.
  • Skip of Innocence: She sometimes merrily skips around instead of just walking, mirroring her pony alter-self pronking gait.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Not as strong as Applejack and doesn't get moments as frequently as Rarity, but for what it's worth, Pinkie can effortlessly lift Princess Twilight (and Spike) off the ground in a Bear Hug. In the short "Accountibilibuddies", she lifts Applejack into a wheelbarrow and proceeds to push her to the top of the hill, though she is visibly worn out by doing so.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her new power in Legend of Everfree is being able to make sugary treats explode. Thankfully, this is (mostly) harmless.
  • Supreme Chef: In Friendship Games, she bakes a Mona Lisa Smile into a cake. As in, the image becomes visible when the cake is cut open. Judging by the Judges' reactions, the cake tastes just as good as it looks. The novelization for the film changes it to a soufflé inside a soufflé.
  • Toon Physics: To quickly establish her as the human counterpart of Pinkie Pie in the first film, her first appearance has Pinkie make heavy use of this, starting with inflating a balloon that she pulls off the design on her dress, then using another balloon she blows up to bounce around the gymnasium. Her cartoony antics are heavily downplayed from the second film onward.
  • Wacky Sound Effect: A "boing" sound effect usually follows her when she's springing or jumping (which she does a lot). Not to mention the "squee" sound she uses pretty much as punctuation.
  • Womanchild: In her own book Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity, it's shown that at least in the book verse, some of her mannerisms, tastes and ideas leave this impression on people, even her friends.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: "Epic Fails" shows that she actually uses eyeliner/mascara like Rarity, as it starts running when Pinkie gets soaked by a fire sprinkler going off.

    Rainbow Dash
"Duh! It was my idea to start the Rainbooms so we could be in the showcase. Plus, I'm the lead singer and guitarist."

Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball

Captain of apparently all of Canterlot High's sports teams, as well as lead guitarist for the Rainbooms. Her magic gives her Super Speed.

  • Action Girl: In Friendship Games, she physically fights the giant carnivorous plants that show up during the motocross event to protect the other contestants.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Even as far as the Rainbow Rocks era of the books, she has never been portrayed as obnoxious as she gets in the animated media. The Canterlot High Stories also made us know she is a Tomboy with a Girly Streak with emphasis on the girly side, a bit naive in a passive non-obnoxious way and when a guy flirts at her in her own book she does not default to disgust or aversion for comedic effect; we are made known she would consider accepting dating him if it where not for the events happening in her book.
  • The Air Not There: Rainbow Dash's levels of Super Speed should cause absolutely destructive winds around her, but the music video short "Run to Break Free" shows it isn't the case. She can whirl around people at full speed without endangering them at all, only ever affecting what she actually chooses to touch. To the point it probably falls into another case of Required Secondary Powers.
  • Asleep in Class: Most likely a habit, considering it just takes a demonstration of Twilight's suggestion for a classroom-themed party in "Shake Your Tail!" for her to fall asleep. She's also seen sleeping at the beginning of the study session in "The Finals Countdown".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    • Quite literally in Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, as she has trouble focusing on her soccer practice because of the many bright lights and information displayed on her biometric-measuring wristwatch, courtesy of Sunset Shimmer.
    • "Epic Fails" shows her getting easily distracted and entertained with a soccer ball while at her job at a sports gear store. She ends knocking over a soccer ball pyramid with it, to the annoyance of the guy working on said pyramid.
  • Badass Biker : Along with Sunset Shimmer, she participates in the motocross competition in the third movie. When the giant plants from Equestria start wreaking havoc right in the middle of said event, she displays a great degree of skill as a biker and saves Sunset Shimmer, which causes her to pony up. She's later seen to own a chopper in the webisode "FOMO".
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she's at the beach, her swimsuit is a top with swimming trunks, exposing her navel. In Spring Breakdown, she also wears a rainbow T-shirt knotted in the front, still baring her midriff.
  • Character Exaggeration: While the pony Rainbow has had several episodes to humble her and temper her arrogance and bravado into a more assured confidence, the human Rainbow has had none. Further, she's the lead guitarist of a band named after herself and they have superpowers. The result is that this Rainbow Dash has a bit of a selfish streak to her. It's most prominent in Rainbow Rocks but still crops up afterward.
  • Claustrophobia: Implied in the Tell-All, where she mentions her biggest fear (besides falling asleep in class) is being "cooped up inside for too long". Her reaction in the "Movie Magic" novelization towards being locked in a supply closet is quite a bit more urgent than in the animated special itself.
  • Colorful Contrails: In the first movie, Rainbow Dash leaves a rainbow-colored trail just like her pony counterpart after she gains wings through the Magical Girl transformation and start flying. From Legend of Everfree onward, Rainbow Dash gains Super Speed and leaves the rainbow-colored trail behind her when running.
  • Flight: Her "ponied form" includes pegasus wings, which she immediately uses to fly around from the moment of her very first transformation — with obvious glee to boot. She leaves the "rainbow trail" typical of her pony counterpart behind when flying. By Legend of Everfree, her Magical Girl form also includes crystal wings, and she can fly at Super Speed.
  • Hair Flip: Rainbow Dash has a rather epic one during the song "Awesome as I Wanna Be".
  • Hates Being Alone: Stated in Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise; when she picks a Truth card in the "Truth or Dare" game at the titular sleepover, she's asked who she wouldn't want to be stuck with in a deserted island: Rarity or Fluttershy. She picks herself.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: In Spring Breakdown. Despite mastering her "ponied up" form's wings with ease, she has far more trouble as an actual pony after going through the portal to Equestria. Her initial attempt to fly results in her quickly crashing, and she fails to properly tuck her wings into her sides, leaving them still spread out while pointing downward.
  • "I Am Great!" Song: With "Awesome as I Wanna Be", she implies that you'll never be quite as awesome as her.
  • I Am the Band: She constantly insists that the Rainbooms are her band — after all, she's the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and she named the band after herself.
    Rainbow Dash: I could win this thing as a solo act, and everybody knows it!
  • Innocently Insensitive: In the book Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity, she comments that the old man that always eats alone in the bakery is so because most of his friends must be dead... good thing Sunset interrupts her.
  • Instant Expert: While she has trouble like everybody else with the original Wild Magic or her later Super Speed, Rainbow Dash takes to flying like a fish to water from the very moment she gains wings. Of course, considering her pony counterpart, this isn't so surprising.
  • It's All About Me: Rainbow Dash has to constantly be reminded that the Rainbooms is not just her band, and one of her songs is just her singing about how awesome she is.
  • Jerkass Realization: Has one in Spring Breakdown when Twilight and Sunset find Rainbow stuck in quicksand on a deserted island. She apologizes to them for ruining everyone else's vacation just to find Equestrian magic to fight.
  • Jumped at the Call: She's easily the most enthusiastic of the group about having magic.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Analogous to her pony counterpart, she loves the Daring Do novel series and even interrupts a movie shoot to correct a continuity error during "Movie Magic".
  • The Leader: She's the leader of the girls' band, the Rainbooms, and is also said to be the captain of every sports team in school.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • In Holidays Unwrapped, Rainbow mentions that she learned the hard way that Super Speed and icy sidewalks are a bad combination. So while Rainbow can run super-fast, she still creates friction.
    • She naturally needs to be free of her movements to reach Super Speed. As Holidays Unwrapped demonstrates, an Impractically Fancy Outfit hampering Rainbow's legs can slow her down considerably.
  • Mercury's Wings: Ornamental wings are a recurring element in many of her outfits, starting with her Fall Formal boots' red wings and continuing with her motocross helmet's golden wings and her powered-up form in the fourth film having winged sneakers.
  • Modesty Shorts: Being a soccer player, wearing shorts under her skirt is a wise precaution.
  • Mundane Utility: Quoth the girl herself in Legend of Everfree:
    Rainbow Dash: I handed out, like, four hundred fliers, set up the stage, and still had time to pick up pizza! I love my super-speed!
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She is, according to Pinkie Pie, the captain of every sports team. The sport we actually see her playing in the first movie is soccer, and she's indubitably a crack.
  • Punk Rock: The musical style of her segment in "Friendship Through the Ages", and she dresses the part as a punkette.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • Considering the speed at which she can slam into things without getting severely wounded — including the lockers at CHS, leaving an imprint of her body — her Super Speed must also give her a modicum of invulnerability. If the short "Super Squad Goals" is reliable, this invulnerability stops as soon as she ceases using her magic, since she's easily knocked out by a door opening into her face.
    • The speed at which she runs should cause all sorts of trouble with friction and air pressure, and not just to her. Rainbow can run through buildings, around people, and outrace cars. All of these things would cause extraordinary damage, according to the laws of physics. Doesn't seem to matter, though.
  • Rockers Smash Guitars: She ends up smashing a guitar during her Punk Rock segment of "Friendship Through the Ages". Note that it isn't her favorite one she acquired in "Guitar Centered".
  • Signature Instrument: Rainbow Dash plays the electric guitar in the Rainbooms. We see her obtain her current one in "Guitar Centered" (an Ibanez similar to a Strat), which gets an instant magic makeover when she starts playing it, making the body a shiny sapphire-blue and the neck red with lightning bolts.
  • Sore Loser: While playing a video game with Applejack during the sleepover, Rainbow Dash Rage Quits by turning off the console just as Applejack is about to win.
  • Super Reflexes: While she was originally Too Fast to Stop when first using her speed, Rainbow gains these as she grows into her powers. It's to the point her music short "Run to Break Free" shows even when not actively using her Super Speed, she can easily perceive everything and everyone around her in slow motion if she's not directly interacting with them.
  • Super Speed: Gains this power in Legend of Everfree. Rainbow is fast enough to cover the distance from the nearby town to Camp Everfree in seconds, and says that she handed out "four hundred flyers and set up the stage" while picking up a pizza. This eventually lends itself to Rainbow becoming the most enthusiastic about using her powers, which causes some trouble in Spring Breakdown.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: It's even more obvious than as a pony; here she's a soccer player and wears Modesty Shorts under her bright pink skirt. The girly streak is even bigger on the non-novelization books, where she gets a love interest and has complimented said love interest on his looks and personality. She however has limits, like when Pinkie put a chocolate muffin party hat on her and she just takes it off slowly, as the hat is too childish.
  • Too Fast to Stop:
    • The first time we see Rainbow Dash using Super Speed, she bursts into Camp Everfree's mess hall and slams against the opposite wall. She also mentions that she involuntarily ended up in town earlier upon discovering her new power.
    • She does it again in "Monday Blues", running late for school because of the rain and ending up slamming into the lockers at CHS. She also burns her boots in the process.
  • Tritagonist: After Sunset and Twilight, Rainbow is the one who gets to take the spotlight the most often of the group — she plays a prominent role in Rainbow Rocks, is the most enthusiastic about beating Crystal Prep in Friendship Games, and she leads the others against Gaea Everfree in Legend of Everfree when Sunset and Twilight aren't there. She also has a prominent role in Movie Magic and Spring Breakdown, and is generally the one of the group who is most enthusiastic about embracing their Magical Girl status and using their powers to fight bad guys.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: In "Pinkie Spy", this is her definition of sneaking around, complete with doing one off a tree she jumped at.
  • Walk on Water: Spring Breakdown shows that Rainbow's super speed can let her run fast enough to stay on top of the ocean. While pushing a boat, no less.
  • Windmill Crusader: Subverted. Rainbow spends most of Spring Breakdown trying to find "evil Equestrian magic" to fight against, but keeps coming up empty-handed. Just as Rainbow realizes she's probably gotten worked up over nothing, a Man-Eating Plant shows up, forcing Rainbow, Twilight and Sunset to jump through a portal to Equestria to escape it. While in Equestria, they learn that the storm they ran into on the cruise ship was caused by the Storm King's magic, making it No Mere Windmill.
  • Winged Humanoid: Rainbow Dash's "ponied up" form includes pegasus wings. It even allows her to fly, which she uses to full effect in Friendship Games.
  • With Catlike Tread: Stealth isn't Rainbow's strong point. In "Pinkie Spy", beside her abuse of the Unnecessary Combat Roll, when upset at Pinkie she starts yelling that they need to stay quiet. She still hasn't learned by Holidays Unwrapped, where she bursts out of a snowman to pelt Rarity with snowballs... by yelling first "SNEAK ATTACK... that you aren't expecting." Naturally, Rarity sees the snowballs coming and stops them with a diamond shield.

"Don't be silly, darling! Putting effort into clothes is what I live for, and spending time on my friends fills me with energy!"

Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain, Kazumi Evans (singing)

A fashion designer working at a local boutique, she plays keytar for the Rainbooms after her initial choice, the piano, didn't pan out. Her magic lets her generate diamond-shaped barriers of energy.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Rarity's interactions with Applejack have been deliberately written from Rollercoaster of Friendship onwards so their relationship could be viewed as romantic by those so inclined to see it. On the other hand, in Spring Breakdown she develops a crush on a boy named Ragamuffin (who the other Equestria Girls notice looks suspiciously like Applejack).
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her beach attire is a bikini with a sarong around the hips (like Sunset), baring her midsection.
  • Barrier Warrior: Legend of Everfree gives her the power to create barriers shaped like hexagonal diamonds. "Mirror Magic" shows they can be used as floating platforms, and Rollercoaster of Friendship show that Rarity's barriers can block other forms of magic.
  • Catchphrase: "Darling", same as her pony counterpart. In her ending for "Costume Conundrum", it's revealed she's trying to break the habit by using a Swear Jar.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: It certainly is for her. For example, all it takes for Rarity is to lean behind a rack of clothes to don the Sgt. Pepper vest, and a cut to Applejack talking to change into full Daft Punk gear. She can also do it to other people with an Instant Cosplay Surprise.
  • Character Focus:
    • Rollercoaster of Friendship shakes up the usual dynamic with Rarity taking center stage, right up to being in the center of the line when the seven pony up to zap the villain.
    • "Dance Magic" also sees her as the one putting together the titular music video.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Prepares a ridiculous number of outfits in Friendship Games, ranging from motocross outfits and a hockey goalie getup to things like a cop uniform and a welder suit.
    • The Tell-All book mentions that she never leaves home without nail polish (for touch-ups), a needle and thread (just in case) and a compact mirror.
    • In Twilight's nightmare in Legend of Everfree, Rarity wants Twilight to bring a fancy party dress to a camp in the middle of the woods; when Applejack protests, she insists that if Twilight were going to the moon she'd have her pack a dress.
  • Deflector Shields: In Legend of Everfree she develops the power to project gem-shaped barriers from her hands. She can put them to different uses (as seen when she saves Derpy from a dive in the lake), though they are primarily an excellent defense. In the fight against Gaea Everfree, she saves her friends several times by erecting domed barriers. However, against the full might of the crazed nature spirit, she can't keep it up forever and the shields start to crack.
  • Drama Queen: In "Dance Magic", after finding out that the Shadowbolts stole her idea for a dance video, she ends up crying dramatically and running her makeup. As the pressure starts getting to her, she ends up doing the same while eating a huge ice cream sundae.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Her chosen instrument is the grand piano. The others convince her to switch to a more practical keytar.
  • Faux Horrific: Rarity's "spooky" story by the campfire, which we hear the tail end of:
    Rarity: ... And that's when she looked down and realized she was wearing purple socks with a burgundy dress!
    [long, dramatic scream followed by a Beat as nobody reacts]
    Rarity: Purple and burgundy, darlings! The same color family! [scream again]
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: It was already true for the pony character, but even more obvious for human Rarity since she wears clothes all the time. She's the most feminine of the group and her usual skirt and boots are purple, as well as her nightgown and a few other outfits.
  • Hammerspace: She can produce whole racks of clothes out of nowhere, or a pair of motocross outfit from behind her back.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • It's hinted by her instant talent with the keytar, along with the Daft Punk costume she made, that she has a hidden love for electronica/techno music. She's also twice worn Beatles outfits, which given the era the universe seems to occur in would make her a fan of vintage music (which to be honest, wouldn't be a surprise). She's also a fairly decent rollerskater, and supplementary material states that her favorite subject is geometry.
    • On the book "Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity", she is really good at managing the Cakes' bakery and her ideas always have positive results on the business.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Delivers a fairly unconvincing one in the Rainbow Dash ending of "Best Trends Forever" as she awkwardly dodges talking to Trixie.
    Rarity: Oh, thank you, but I'm late for... being over there!
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Rarity's diamond-like constructs are mainly used for defense or pushing people away, but there are hints that the power might be much more versatile, like when she creates a floating raft for Derpy, or builds a gemstone chandelier for the Crystal Gala. In fact, this can even draw comparisons with Radiance from the "Power Ponies".
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Not all of Rarity's outfits are well-thought on the practical side.
    • In Rainbow Rocks, the "fabulous" dress she shows up in for the pre-selections. It's full of dangling metal shingles that, if they nicely reflect every light, also make the thing so heavy Rarity has trouble just walking in it — and render her vulnerable to magnets, to boot.
    • From Rollercoaster of Friendship (and "The Other Side"), Rarity's "Carousel Dress" that she's seen parading with during the final song has an impressive design, but it's strictly good for a fashion show and nothing else. Notably, she better be wearing Modesty Shorts underneath because it's perfect for upskirt shots. It's also probably impossible to sit down with it.
  • Insane Troll Logic: In "Street Chic", she ropes Applejack, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash into a summer fashion show on a blustery autumn day, and their new clothes naturally leave them freezing. When they beg her for more seasonally appropriate attire, she brushes them off by saying "summer chic is a state of mind."
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise:
    • Rarity shows her skill at this in Equestria Girls by putting Twilight into a new dress and a blonde wig in a blink of the eye.
    • In "Life Is a Runway", she plain and simply uses magic to put Derpy, Cherilee, Lyra and Bon Bon into fashion model clothes (and new hairstyles), although it's in an Imagine Spot following Music Video logic.
    • Also demonstrated in Friendship Games, where she quickly changes Rainbow Dash into a soccer uniform by slipping it over Rainbow's head.
  • Mercury's Wings: Like Pinkie Pie, she has tiny wings on her roller-skates for the Tri-Cross Rally in the third film.
  • Modeling Poses: It seems to be second nature for Rarity to take poses that show off her clothes whenever she tries a new outfit. It's especially prominent in the shorts "Life Is a Runway" and "The Other Side".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Downplayed considering the age range of the target demographic, but still applicable. As with her Equestrian counterpart, Rarity is the most fashionable of the group (though most of her outfits are no more revealing than what the other girls wear); she is emphasized to be very beautiful, and has no qualms with showing off her sex appeal. This is most obvious in the shorts "Life Is a Runway" and "The Other Side"; the former has Rarity singing about fashion while making liberal use of Modeling Poses and Sexy Walk, and the latter has her in a form-fitting strapless bodysuit for most of its runtime while making rather provocative poses and facial expressions. The latter short also briefly shows her with a visible cleavage line, making her the only character aside from Sunset to have cleavage at any point.
  • Not Quite Flight: Rarity can uses her diamond constructs to fly by riding one like a surfboard.
  • Pop: The Sgt. Pepper-styled costume she wears and the music heard during her segment of "Friendship Through the Ages" show her appreciation for pop music.
  • Resigned to the Call: More than once Rarity expresses that she's really glad she's not fighting evil (usually before having to go fighting evil again), but she will quickly and unflinchingly jump to action when people are endangered by the latest magic threat running around.
  • Rollerblade Good: She's Pinkie Pie's partner in the speedskating competition.
  • Sexy Walk: In "Life Is a Runway", Rarity seriously shakes her hips on leaving the boutique. All of her impromptu models too, once on the runway. Justified, since that's how fashion models are supposed to move.
  • Ship Tease: Gets some in Spring Breakdown with Ragamuffin, a deckhand who wants to be a dancer. They even have an Almost Kiss before Rainbow runs in with her super speed and kills the moment.
  • Signature Headgear: Rarity wears a hair dec shaped like three diamonds, mirroring her pony counterpart's cutie mark. As part of the initial Ambidextrous Sprite aspect of the animation, it can seem to flip from left to right and vice-versa early on.
  • Signature Instrument: Rarity plays the keytar among the Rainbooms, an elegant and modern instrument that fits her best. Her first choice was the grand piano, but she's convinced in the short "Player Piano" that it's too inconvenient and is suggested the "guitar-key" by Pinkie instead.
  • Skewed Priorities: Something of a Running Gag with her. Rarity tends to show concern for the wrong things — such as being glad she's not fighting evil because of the strain it puts on her clothes, or being more worried about missing her on-screen debut in a film than about being potentially trapped in a magic mirror forever.
  • Sleep Mask: Just like her pony version, Rarity sleeps with a mask and rollers in her hair.
  • Spoiled Sweet: The digital series heavily implies she's from a wealthy upbringing, with her providing Sunset with a limousine for driving lessons in "Driving Miss Shimmer" (complete with an onboard masseuse) and the group with a fancy RV for "glamping" in "Camping Must-Haves"; she also has casual access to expensive clothing and fabrics, and Sunset implies it wouldn't be surprising if she had hired a personal chef to attend to them in "Wake-Up!"
  • Stronger Than They Look: Not to Applejack's extent, but like her pony counterpart she has shown herself to be stronger than one might expect from a prim and proper fashionista. She pushes a grand piano across the school grounds without wheels for an unspecified distance, even if she eventually gave up and asks for help. In Friendship Games, she swings Pinkie Pie with her leg to send her careening ahead of the competition during the rollerblading race, and at the climax, she momentarily clings to a ledge one-handed while supporting the weight of two other students. In "Camping Must Haves", she can drag her whole bed (with is a big four-poster bed) by herself.
  • True Blue Femininity: As much as either version of Rarity is fond of the ever-elegant purple, this Rarity also likes to complement it with blue. Her usual top is light blue, her Fall Formal dress is also entirely blue, and her powered-up form in Legend of Everfree is dyed in various shades of blue (much darker than what she usually uses, too). Various other outfits also implement the color in some capacity.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Rarity leans toward this with the various extravagant clothes she's seen wearing at one time or the other, although like the others she has standard outfits.
  • Verbal Tic: Rarity infrequently makes a puffing sound with her mouth, followed by some kind of lip-clicking (sounding like "Oh, pffff k-t!"), usually when dismissing whatever she just heard.
  • Whip It Good: Rollercoaster of Friendship has her friends lending their powers to her to create an energy whip to destroy Vignette's smartphone and dispel Vignette's holograms of the Rainbooms.

"All I know is I chased that pointy rabbit through the glowy thing and then I was somewhere else. Next thing I knew, I was back in that nice girl's arms and I could talk! I don't really understand why I couldn't before. I mean, it's so easy."

Voiced by: Cathy Weseluck

Twilight's Loyal Animal Companion, and Spike the Dragon's counterpart from the Human World. He was originally a regular non-talking dog, but a mishap involving Fluttershy's magic and Twilight's magic-collecting device grants him the ability to speak.

  • Action Pet: Downplayed, but he still tries to protect Twilight when he can. In Friendship Games, he fights off interdimensional vines that are attacking her, and in Legend of Everfree he frees her and Sunset when they are trapped by Gaea Everfree's plants.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: In the short "Unboxing with Spike", he uses Twilight's credit card to buy $200 worth of fancy pet products. Twilight, having received the bill, forces Spike to return everything.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The first short of the digital series' second season revolves around him.
    • He is also the focus of one of the possible endings for the short "Lost and Pound".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Toward Cinch when she threatens to tell the school board about the magical ongoings of the school, especially the idea of a talking dog like himself. Continues this a bit in Legend of Everfree.
  • Delayed Reaction: After he gets hit by Equestrian magic, Twilight goes to check on him.
    Twilight: Spike! Are you alright?
    Spike: Yeah... I think so.
    Both: GAAAH!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: At the end of Rainbow Rocks, along with Twilight.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: In Friendship Games, he can clearly sense something off about Canterlot High and gets nervous and agitated when Twilight discusses going there, both for her investigations and later for the games. However, once he gains the ability to talk, he's so excited by this development he forgets to vocalize his concerns to Twilight — after which they end up separated while Cinch goads Twilight, leaving Spike to watch in horror when Twilight opens the pendant and is subsumed by Midnight Sparkle.
  • Heroic Dog: Spike is a friendly, loyal companion to his world's Twilight.
  • Interspecies Romance: Averted. Unlike his dragon counterpart, this Spike doesn't have a crush on Rarity. He's happy being petted by any of the girls, like a regular dog.
  • Morality Pet: A quite literal one to Twilight. So much so that when she turns into Midnight Sparkle, him calling out to her and his pleading eyes is enough to temporarily snap her out of it during her Beam-O-War with Sunset.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: He may be a talking animal, but he's still a dog. He can't help but still do things like chase rabbits or squirrels.
  • The Nose Knows: Well, of course, since he's a dog. Tracking Twilight by scent is no problem for him.
  • Only Friend: He was Twilight's only comfort when she was still at Crystal Prep.
  • Out of Focus: He suffers this in the first season of the digital series, making only a few appearances (none of them very important). The second season seems to be working to fix this, with the first short placing him in the spotlight for the first time in the entire franchise.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Does this when trying to bring Twilight back from her Midnight Sparkle persona in the third movie. It works.
  • Puppy Love: Literally. His ending for the short "Lost and Pound" shows him falling for the lost puppy Princess Thunderguts, who reciprocates his affections.
  • Spoiled by the Cast List: A variant. Even though it was obvious that Spike would at least appear in some capacity in the third film, it was made abundantly clear that he'd be given the ability to speak at some point in the film when Cathy Weseluck's name appeared in the opening credits of the movie.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Spike starts out as an ordinary, non-talking dog. Then he gets accidentally caught into a stream of magic coming from human Fluttershy (whose power is later demonstrated to be talking to animals), and suddenly he's voiced by Cathy Weseluck like his dragon counterpart. His first words cause both him and Twilight Sparkle to freak out a bit.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Like his owner, Spike happens to sleep-talk, but it's just about squirrels.
  • Team Pet: For the Rainbooms after Twilight joins CHS. He's in Fluttershy's arms about as often as his owner's, chases squirrels with Pinkie, etc.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Spike shares Twilight's purple coloration, as well as some habits of hers, like Talking in Your Sleep.
  • Uplifted Animal: Gains his speech when he accidentally falls into a stream of Fluttershy's magic, while chasing a jackalope across the rifts caused by Twilight's pendant. This seems to have also made him behave less dog-like, although moments in subsequent entries where his dog instincts come to the fore seem to suggest that at least part of his behavior before learning to talk (such as growling when Twilight mentions CHS and bitting her jacket when she's about to leave) were less because of lacking any intelligence and more because of lacking the capacity of expressing himself verbally to Twilight. The fact that he's implied to have been intelligent enough to understand Twilight even before learning to talk also suggests this.