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Megan Williams
Voiced by: Tammy Amerson

A young cowgirl who lives on a farm with (ordinary, non-talking) ponies. One day she finds a pink talking pegasus pony in her well; a duet later, she's whisked away on an adventure to save the land of magical ponies.

  • Adaptational Badass: Her toy version just seems to be a cute girl in a dress. This version of Megan is a hard-working farmhand who goes on to be a queen/mother-figure to a whole herd of ponies, including battling against all kinds of mad wizards and evil monsters.
  • Badass Normal: When a dragon tries to kidnap a pony in front of her, her immediate response is to hammer-punch it. It doesn't work, of course, but she still tried. She's still tough enough to turn the tables against a lot of powerful baddies. She even stunned Tirac with a punch. Megan also has zero qualms about swimming fully clothed to rescue Applejack from a river.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is very kindhearted and big-sisterly (Danny and Molly have given her lots of practice on that score), until and unless you somehow manage to tick her off. Just ask Tirac ...oh, right; she blew him to smithereens.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kind of has to be, given her opposition and Badass Normal status.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Briefly, though you'd probably snark too if a pink pegasus picked you out of the blue and treated you like The Chosen One just because you happened to be there.
  • Farm Girl: Megan lives on a ranch and even has her own (non-talking, non-pastel) pony named TJ.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Sort of. In the pilot she's your typical lovely-as-they-come tomboy. The second special gives her pastel clothes but keeps the general design.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's a generous, warm surrogate-mother type whose nature complements her striking beauty. She's also ready, willing, and able to kill if that's what it takes to protect her friends and/or family; just ask what's left of Tirac.
  • The Hero: She's the main protagonist of the G1 line. While the starring ponies come from different toylines, Megan (and Spike) are the unifying factor.
  • Ideal Hero: She has no real flaws. She wasn't big on the idea of being taken to Ponyland, but she steps up quickly once she sees how the ponies are in danger.
  • Jumped at the Call: She's is essentially abducted by Firefly, but once she gets there and sees Tirac's minions abducting ponies she's immediately on board with stopping him.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: She's an ordinary human girl among ponies who talk, wear ribbons, and live in a castle.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of the ponies, and quick to defend them when they're threatened.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Megan is just a random girl whom Firefly discovers and convinces to help her.
  • Plucky Girl: Bold and decisive. Not exactly an Action Girl, but willing to fight if needed.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail reaches her waist.
  • Summon Everyman Hero: Firefly came looking for help, crash-landed in a well, and then abducted the young woman who rescued her. Megan is quite likely the first person she saw.
  • Team Mom: Maybe it's just because she's usually the only one around who has thumbs...
  • Token Human: She's the only human in a world of talking ponies, talking fuzzballs, horned centaurs, cat women and weirder stuff.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears her long hair tied back with a ribbon, as befitting a girl who keeps a pony and works in a stable.

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

A baby dragon who was friends with Scorpan and wants to help out as much as possible. After Tirac's defeat, he takes to hanging around the ponies instead.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Very noticeable, the toy had bucked teeth and pronounced ears.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's purple as a toy and pink here.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: G1 Spike is a baby dragon and acts like the equivalent of a four- or five-year-old boy. Sure is cute, though.
  • Era-Specific Personality: This Spike was very innocent and child-like. This would return in G4 (although that kid Spike would be more snarky), but in G3 Spike is an adult, although still small.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Though you could argue he was just Scorpan's Tagalong Kid.
  • Morality Pet: He's this for Scorpan in the first special, serving as a focus most of his sympathetic moments through Scorpan's genuine desire to care for him.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: In this case, they're small, cute, cuddly, and pink.

The Sea Ponies

Voiced by:Ivy Austin (Sea Winckle) and Jeannie Elias (Wavedancer)

A group of magical water-dwelling musical ponies, who are literal "sea horses" with a seahorse-like body and an equine head.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After the specials, they're replaced by the Baby Sea Ponies.
  • Our Hippocamps Are Different: They're horse-headed seahorses, and serve as the setting's equivalent of mermaids.
  • Scatting: Shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo, shoo-bee-doo, shoo-shoo-bee-doo.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: In the first special, where the lengthy encounter with them doesn't seem to have any purpose beyond filling time and setting up a brief return later.

    Rescue from Midnight Castle Characters 


Firefly, Pegasus

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

An adventurous, danger seeking pegasus. When ponies start getting kidnapped, she's the one who seeks out help (Megan) and is part of the rescue team. Despite only appearing in "Midnight Castle", Firefly is arguably the most iconic pony of G1 thanks to Wolverine Publicity.

  • Action Girl: She's the most daring of the ponies. More sensible types like Bowtie and Medley try to hold her back, but she forges ahead... with mixed results.
  • Badass Adorable: Kicked a dragon in the face decades before Rainbow Dash.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She plays a fairly important role in the first special, driving the plot and getting central focus in multiple scenes, but this is also the first and last time she appears in the animated show.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Expy: FiM Rainbow Dash's personality is based off of her.
  • Genki Girl: She takes Megan to Ponyland within minutes of meeting her and listens to precisely none of Megan's (reasonable) arguments that she's not qualified to be their savior. She reframes all of Megan's protests as self-doubt and exhorts her to believe in herself.
  • The Lancer: To Megan in the first TV special.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the impulsive and hotheaded red to Medley's cautious blue.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Firefly: I'm going for the double inside-out loop again!
    Medley: But it's dangerous, Firefly!
    Firefly: Danger is my life, Medley!
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Medley's Girly Girl.
  • Wolverine Publicity: "Rescue at Midnight Castle" was later rereleased as "Firefly's Adventure", despite the fact she's technically not the main character. Firefly is also the de facto G1 pony - she had the most merchandise, was a major player in the British comics, and had a few toy re-releases.

Medley, Pegasus
Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

Firefly's more level-headed friend. Doesn't actually go to Midnight Castle.

  • Cowardly Lion: An incessant worrier who gets easily scared and is quick to run. Still brave and loyal in a pinch.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Blue-green eyes, coat, and mane.
  • The Cutie: Yes, even among other cuties.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Firefly.
  • I Warned You: Not a spoken example, but boy could she bring out this phrase if she were just a bit less nice. Mere seconds after she insists that the double-inside-out-loop is too reckless, Firefly crash-lands on Applejack and ruins her basket of apples.
  • Nice Guy: She tries to warn Firefly away from following her impulses, but of course she is always ignored.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cautious, careful blue to Firefly's impulsive red.
  • Team Mom: One of two, the other being Bowtie.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Firefly's tomboy.

Twilight, Unicorn
Voiced by: Laura Dean

A motherly unicorn who can teleport by wishing; she joins Megan and Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle.

  • Chekhov's Skill: Near the beginning of the movie, she teleports down from a cliff to the ground. At the climactic scene, she teleports again to escape Tirac's minions and keep them from getting the Rainbow of Darkness back from her.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as an older, responsible mentor figure to Ember.
  • Expy: Twilight Sparkle is based off of her.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: She appears in G4 in a non-speaking role with some of her colors paled, as Twilight's mom of all things. Twilight's mother is even named "Twilight Velvet".
  • Make a Wish: She is able to teleport using the magic in her horn by concentrating and saying, "I wish, I wish, I wish!"
  • Mama Bear: Her protectiveness of Ember is why she joins Megan and Firefly to go to Midnight Castle.
  • Multicolored Hair: A white mane with a purple stripe.

Bowtie, Earth Pony
Voiced by: Laura Dean

An earth pony who joins Megan & Firefly on the quest to save the other ponies, and is pretty awesome.

  • Badass Adorable: Almost on Firefly's level. She fights off just as many dragons as her pegasus friend does.
  • The Big Guy: Of the Five-Man Band, she is the best jumper.
  • Born Lucky: She'd have to be. She narrowly averts capture four times over the course of a half-hour special.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her mane on both sides of her neck, gathered with ribbons.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Both times the ponies are attacked in their own home, she's the first to react to the oncoming threat.
  • Jump Physics: Of the non-flying ponies, Bowtie is the best jumper and is quite skilled at it. She goes clean over the heads of Tirac's guards.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She's no pushover. She's just not quite on Firefly's level of adorable badassery.
  • The Quiet One: She has the fewest lines of the entire speaking cast, but all her lines are important.
  • Straight Man: She is the calmest, most level-headed of the group, and seems to serve as de facto leader before Megan shows up.
  • Team Mom: Implied to be the wisest of the ponies; the one constantly looking out for the others and keeping them safe.
  • Tempting Fate: Asks "What could happen?" when they're crossing a very old rope bridge with sections of board missing. Applejack finds out the hard way.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Of the Earth Ponies, Bowtie is tomboy to Applejack's Girly Girl, despite looking more like a Girly Girl than the latter.
  • Youthful Freckles: On fur, no less!

Applejack, Earth Pony
Voiced by: Sandy Duncan

Is a silly pony. Applejack joins Megan and Firefly on the quest to Midnight Castle, has a strange encounter with undersea denizens and gets turned into a dragon.

  • The Ditz: She's known for not using her "horse sense".
  • Era-Specific Personality: In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Applejack becomes one of the most athletic ponies in Ponyville, compared to her former clumsiness.
  • The Klutz: If a pony is getting into physical misadventure, it's probably her.
  • The Load: She puts the rescue party at risk twice; first by falling into a deep river and secondly by separating from the others and getting captured. (Though it turns out that both were necessary for the plot).
  • Lost in Imitation: Who's a silly pony? Not this one! The Walking Disaster Area AJ is actually the UK comic book version. This one shows no clumsiness; her one accident is a bridge that was clearly far from up to code. If you know about the comic book version, it's easy to imagine a perfectly sturdy bridge breaking because it's her, but again, it's clearly not the case. Also, ending up covered in smashed apples was Firefly's fault; she tried a stunt and flew into AJ and her barrel of apples. Also, this AJ looks so much like the FIM version that she's equally liable to end up being portrayed the same, even though she didn't have that personality. Of course, because she's a one-shot character whose only moment is having a bridge break so the sea ponies could show up, you kinda have to look to the other versions to give her a personality.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She looks like a tomboy but is actually the girly girl of the Earth Ponies.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apples, and all things apple-related.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles on her fur.

Ember, Earth Pony
Voiced by: Lynne Lipton

A young filly that Twilight is protective of who gets kidnapped by Tirac's forces.

  • I Just Want to Be Special: She's a foal with no unique talent (yet). Twilight tells her that she'll have her own special trait someday.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She is the youngest pony. In fact, Ember was the first foal introduced in the franchise.

Glory, Unicorn

She is not captured by Scorpan nor joins the rescue party.

Bubbles, Earth Pony

One of the ponies captured and corrupted by Tirac.

Moondancer, Unicorn

One of the ponies captured and corrupted by Tirac.

Cotton Candy, Earth Pony

One of the ponies captured and corrupted by Tirac

First Born, Earth Pony

She is not captured by Scorpan nor joins the rescue party

Tirac's forces

Tirac, Centaur
Voiced by: Victor Caroli

The evil overlord of Midnight Castle. Not a nice guy. For tropes about his G4 counterpart, see Friendship Is Magic: Major Villains.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Nobody likes Tirac. His own minions either are brainwashed or loyal out of fear.
  • Badass Beard: He sports a very long one flowing over his entire neck and upper chest, alongside thick sideburns, although it leaves his chin and upper lip.
  • Bad Boss: He's a very bad boss — his interactions with his underlings seem to consist of haranguing and humiliation as a baseline, and he thinks nothing of using the threat of the death of their loved ones as a motivational tool.
  • Big Bad: His kidnapping of the ponies and plans to cast the world into shadow serve as the main driving forces behind the conflict in Rescue at Midnight Castle..
  • Big Red Devil: Aside from his centaurine lower half, his bright red skin, horns and general malevolence certainly make him look the part.
  • Breakout Villain: Despite only being a one-shot villain who got killed off in his premiere, Tirac has become the most well-known and most popular villain in the G1 continuity for being a surprisingly vile piece of work. Him appearing in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and becoming a Satanic Archetype and the antagonist for the fourth season's finale was only surprising in that the writers were supposedly unable to add the characters of previous generations aside from Applejack.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Rainbow of Darkness, a torrent of shadows that he uses to transform ponies into monsters and presumably meant to use to begin his eternal night.
  • The Conqueror: He conquered Scorpan's kingdom at some point before the special, and aims to conquer the entirety of the world.
  • Dark Is Evil: His overlying motif. His goal is to create The Night That Never Ends and he uses the Rainbow of Darkness to do his work.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: Tirac's first seen as a vague figure sitting on his throne and shrouded in darkness, and makes his full debut by standing up and emerging from the shadows to reveal his full figure.
  • Evil Laugh: He lets out a deep, cackling laugh at various points, usually when his plans are progressing or when he's just done something particularly cruel.
  • Evil Is Bigger: As the Big Bad of the film, he towers over everything in the film, even his draconic mooks.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He hams it up without shame.
  • Evil Overlord: He's the resident "king of evil" type, and he rules thanks to his powerful evil magic, so he's both.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Complete with a Power Echoes effect.
  • The Faceless: For the first half of the special, he is shrouded in shadows before The Reveal.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: No Disney Villain Death for this guy. He gets overwhelmed by the Rainbow of Light and is destroyed in a giant explosion so the audience clearly gets that he's dead.
  • For the Evulz: We aren't really given a reason why he wants to make the night last forever.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He wants to unleash the Rainbow of Darkness to reshape the world to his liking, including bringing on a night that never ends. We're never told why, or what exactly he would gain from it. Nor why he needs four dragon-horses and a chariot instead of just doing it from his throne room.
  • Jerkass: Even outside of his Kick the Dog moments, he's also so full of himself he insists on his minions bowing to him whenever they are in his presence.
  • Kick the Dog: He loves doing this to Scorpan by means of threatening to harm or kill Spike if Scorpan doesn't act the way Tirac wants him to, but then The Dog Bites Back.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Put it like this. The first few minutes are laughing, sun-light ponies playing and having fun. Then Tirac appears, with his sinister deep voice and his pulsating, freakishly heartbeat-like bag of magic, and everything goes to hell.
  • Large and in Charge: His minions are far from small, especially compared to the ponies, but even compared to a real horse, he's enormous.
  • The Night That Never Ends: The trope namer — literally, he coined the phrase — Tirac wants to use his Rainbow of Darkness to cast the world into a never-ending night.
  • Obviously Evil: He's a towering, red-skinned, demonic centaur living in a fortress named "Midnight Castle" that's seemingly made up entirely of jagged spires, scowling gargoyles, poorly lit hallways and dungeons, served by dragons and bulldog-like guards, and plans plunging the world in eternal darkness for reasons unexplained. You just need to look at this guy to know he's bad news.
  • Oh, Crap!: When the Rainbow of Light overpowers the Rainbow of Darkness and comes for him.
  • Off with His Head!: He threatens to have Spike decapitated if Scorpan fails to get him four ponies to pull his chariot by midnight.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Ask any physicist. A never-ending night would freeze the world solid, and kill all plants before that.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: He's red-skinned and horned, seeming to make him a cross between this and Big Red Devil.
  • Outside-Context Problem: We're introduced to a Sugar Bowl where the biggest peril is a ruined basket of apples after a bad landing. When the Stratodons arrive to kidnap ponies and make them unwilling participants in an Evil Overlord's plan, they really do seem to have invaded from some other show.
  • Perpetual Frowner: In his first scenes, he's constantly scowling and snarling, and never smiles.
  • Power Echoes: Tirac's voice, two sentences out of three, has an echo under it. Why? 'Cause he's evil. Or he's mostly in a castle with flat stone walls and probably isn't the type to decorate with tapestries or chandeliers.
  • Reforged into a Minion: He's seemingly very proficient at and fond of doings this; all of his servants are other creatures he transformed into their present selves, with Spike's sole exception. Scorpan was the human prince of a kingdom that Tirac conquered, he turns ponies into monstrous dragons with which to pull his chariot, and when he's defeated it's revealed that his guards are transformed butterflies and his stratadons transformed songbirds.
  • The Reveal: When he's finally seen, he is revealed to be a demonic centaur creature.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Before The Reveal, he spends his time lounging on his throne, moving only to point or to stroke his bag.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often spelled "Tirac". Tirak is also not entirely unheard of. One video release even spells it Tearek. (If it helps, FiM's credits give his name as "Tirek", but the script and pitch-bible of the original pilot spell it "Tirac".)
  • Take Over the World: His ultimate goal is to reign over a world in eternal darkness.
  • This Cannot Be!: When his Rainbow of Darkness is "eaten" by the Rainbow of Light.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The hailing lord of the trope in My Little Pony media until his G4 incarnation took his spot. Yes, the only thing that can beat him at his own trope is himself!
  • Would Hurt a Child: Yes. Yes, he would. He may not be able to use Baby Ember for his main plan, but he still keeps her in his dungeons, and he threatens to have Spike, a baby dragon, executed to force the compliance of Scorpan.


Voiced by: Ron Taylor

Tirac's dragon, though he's not as bad as he looks.

  • Anti-Hero: Despite working for the Big Bad, he has numerous heroic moments from the start, such as protecting Spike from Tirac's wrath and saving Megan when she falls from high in the air when trying to stop his raid. He transition to full heroism after his Heel–Face Turn by the end of Rescue at Midnight Castle.
  • Anti-Villain: He's not a cruel or even mean fellow. He's just stuck working with a very Bad Boss.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He used to be human, a prince in fact, before Tirac turned him into what he is.
  • Bat People: He broadly resembles a large batlike humanoid with a simian face; he's also a case of Dark Is Not Evil, as despite his monstrous looks he's actually a pretty decent guy at heart.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In contrast to his Bad Boss, Scorpan only has the appearance of evil.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Once Tirac has kicked him enough times, Scorpan turns on him and starts working to defeat him.
  • Dragon Rider: He makes his debut by appearing in Dream Castle's skies riding a stratadon, leading a group of the creatures on their raid.
  • Ermine Cape Effect: After Scorpan is transformed back to his original form of a handsome prince, he's wearing the requisite ermine cape.
  • Even Mooks Have Loved Ones: He clearly cares deeply for Spike, looking out for him throughout the special, and the feeling is clearly mutual. When Tirac threatens Spike to force Scorpan's obedience, it turns out to be a fatal error in judgment.
  • Foreshadowing: Scorpan's true nature is hinted at early on when he saves Megan from falling during a Stratadon attack. You can also see him clenching his fists when he has to go "yes, Master" to Tirac.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Tirac threatens to kill Spike, Scorpan throws off any loyalty — or fear — and starts plotting against his boss to ensure his and Spike's escape.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: He certainly looks terrifying, and he serves Tirac... but he's being forced to work for the demonic centaur and is actually a noble soul who hates what he must do.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He looks something like a human-sized baboon with bat-like wings.
  • Nice Guy: In contrast with his thoroughly evil ruler, he is largely a compassionate and well-disposed person. He works for Tirac because the latter enslaved him after transforming him, and early on he forms a genuine bond with Spike.
  • Noble Demon: He serves the Big Bad, but only because he's been forced into it, and despite his monstrous appearance he's actually a very noble soul.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: The leader of Tirac's mooks is actually the nicest guy around.
  • Papa Wolf: His Heel–Face Turn was prompted by Tirac threatening to kill Spike, whom Scorpan is extremely protective of.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as the sole protective adult figure to Spike, the baby dragon.
  • Prince Charming: He resumes a traditional Prince Charming look once free of Tirac, transforming into a regal human man wearing finery and medieval royal jewelry. His caring and noble personality more than fits the role, too.
  • Reforged into a Minion: He was the human prince of a kingdom that Tirac conquered, after which Tirac turned him into his present form and forced Scorpan to serve him.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Before Scorpan took over his kingdom and enslaved him, he was a prince.
  • Satan: He was intentionally designed to look something like the traditional image of the lord of darkness as a Red Herring to hide the fact that he was a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold.
  • Sour Supporter: It's made clear he has no love for his master very early on.
  • The Starscream: He's working against Tirac for most of the later half of the special, and with good reason, too. Tirac's pure evil, and Scorpan's not at all.


The Moochick

A knowledgeable but scatterminded hermit who lives in the Mushromp. Megan and the ponies seek him out for help defeating Tirac, which he provides in the form of the Rainbow of Light.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: The Moochick is wise and knowledgeable, but also chronically absent-minded and prone to forgetting where he stashed crucial magical artifacts.
  • Ambiguous Species: It's not clear what he is, precisely — he's obviously no sort of talking animal like most other characters, but his shortness and pointed ears also preclude his being a human. He mostly resembles a gnome or fairytale elf of some kind, but is never identified as such.
  • Genius Ditz: He always knows exactly what the ponies need to do to fix whatever apocalypse they're in the middle of now, but he has a terrible memory and a tendency to misplace very important items and tools.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": He's consistently referred to as the Moochick, making it somewhat unclear as to whether that's his given name, a title, or some other descriptor.
  • Wizard Classic: He hits a fair share of the trope's points — he's got the flowing white beard, the cane, the huge hat, the knowledge of obscure and plot-important lore and magic, and the secluded house in the middle of the wilderness.


The Moochick's long-suffering rabbit assistant.

  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He tempers his boss' absent-mindedness and holds onto crucial items he'd inevitably misplace.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His outfit is limited to a pair of red pants and some breeches to hold them up, without shirt or shoes of any kind.
  • Partially Civilized Animal: He's clearly more of an assistant than a pet for the Moochick, wears clothes, and is in many ways more responsible and focused than his boss, but he cannot talk and only wears a simple pair of pants as clothing.
  • The Silent Bob: He never speaks out loud, and communicates purely through body languages, pointing, tapping the Moochick's shoulder and a variety of exasperated facial expressions.
  • You Don't Look Like You: His appearance in the first special is notably different from how he's depicted in the movie and the rest of the series. Here, he has straight ears rather than his later floppy ones, wears clothing, is brown instead of white, is much shorter than the Moochick, and generally looks younger.

    Escape from Catrina characters 


Sundance, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Laura Dean

More or less the star pony of the second special, she's a tad klutzy, but is a really good jumper.

  • Apologizes a Lot: Her accident-prone nature and the scorn of the other ponies has crippled her self esteem.
  • Chekhov's Skill: She's a great jumper. A fact that ends up saving the life of Baby Moondancer.
  • The Cutie: White coat, pink mane, pink hearts on her flank, and a vast talent that she can't seem to make work for her. She's very lovable.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being one of the very, very few ponies to transition from the specials to the show, Sundance never spoke, no one ever acknowledged her nor did she ever have a starring role. To make it even more jarring, the info that came with the toys said that she was Megan's favorite.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She thinks very lowly of herself, no thanks to Sparkler. Arguably a much less annoying example than Shady.
  • The Klutz: She's great at jumping high into the air, much like Bowtie was. It's landing where she has trouble.
  • Walking Disaster Area: In the first few minutes, she manages to almost drown Baby Moondancer, ruin a banner, and catapult Sparkler and Spike into buckets of paint. By accident.

Sparkler, Unicorn

Voiced by: Ivy Austin

  • Alpha Bitch: Downplayed version; she's nice to everyone except Sundance. Tellingly, in the finale costume parade, she's dressed as a cheerleader.
  • Damsel in Distress: Catrina nearly kidnaps her and several other ponies in a giant snowball.
  • Expy: Rarity from Friendship Is Magic is based on her.
  • Jerkass: Admittedly, we only see her after Sundance has ruined her work and splattered her with paint, but she is the one who most visibly abuses her for her clumsiness, and we never see them reconcile after Sundance proves herself.

Baby Moondancer, Unicorn

Voiced by: Alice Playten

A filly version of Moondancer, who Moondancer appears in the previous special as a background pony, who here gets kidnapped by Catrina.

  • The Cutie: The other one of the special.
  • Damsel in Distress: As early as her first few minutes in the special. She's accidentally knocked into the river by Sundance and almost drowns. She's later kidnapped by Catrina and Rep, and rescuing her provides the rest of the special's narrative drive.
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother never appears in the special despite being in the previous one.
  • Little Girls Kick Shins: Baby Moondancer kicks Rep in the leg when he attempts to kidnap her.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Wears a Princess Classic-style one to a costume ball the ponies are holding in Megan's honor. Bonus points for Megan herself finding the pieces for her, and even letting her wear the Rainbow of Light locket as a special favor.

Posey, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Nancy Cartwright

  • Ascended Extra: She doesn't get to do anything of even a small amount of importance here, so you'll have to check the the regular series' character section if you want to know her better. But while most characters from the two specials don't return, this background pony goes on to be a main character in the show, and remain that way despite Hasbro's Merchandise-Driven shows usually having a high cast turnover, with only latest toys getting major roles. The only pony character to be in both this special and the final episode of the show? You're lookin' at her. (The only character who can say that is Spike; intro'd in the first special, he alone is there from beginning to end; not even Megan and her siblings can say that.)
  • Expy: Fluttershy from Friendship Is Magic is based on her.
  • Team Mom: She serves as the primary overseer to the baby ponies, at least.

Skydancer, Pegasus

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

She brings Megan to Dream Castle, and then brings her back home. She pretty much takes over for Firefly.

Powder, Unicorn

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

A purple unicorn who presents the Rainbow of Light to Megan on her arrival.

  • Bring Help Back: When Catrina attempts to kidnap several ponies and enslave them, she breaks out and runs to get Megan.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes and the stripe in her mane are both dark red.
  • Girls Have Cooties: In the costume parade, she plants a smooch on Spike, who reacts as you'd expect.

Baby Surprise, Pegasus

Voiced by: B.J. Ward

  • What Happend To The Mouse: Does not appear in the show with her mother. Unless the Surprise in the show is actually Baby Surprise grown up.
  • Winged Unicorn: In Escape from Catrina, a blooper causes her to have a horn in addition to her usual wings for a couple of shots during the song "Let's Not Take a Nap".

Baby Glory, Unicorn

Voiced by: Katie Leigh
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother never appears in the special despite being in the previous one.

Baby Cotton Candy, Earth Pony

Voiced by: Katie Leigh
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother never appears in the special despite being in the previous one.

Catrina's forces

Voiced by: Tammy Grimes

The villain of the second TV special. A cat witch who really likes her witchweed potion, Catrina enslaved the Bushwoolies and forced them to make her potion. When they escape, she decides to enslave the ponies for the same purpose.

  • '80s Hair: She wore a fancy bouffant before she turned evil, and takes it up again once she reforms.
  • Blow You Away: When on her drug, she can blow hurricane-force winds and uses this as her primary combat tactic.
  • Cat Folk: She's an anthropomorphic cat. She's of the kind that look more like a humanoid with catlike characteristics than an upright cat, with very humanoid anatomy and human hair.
  • Cats Are Mean: She is an anthropomorphic cat and the villain. Subverted in that her anger is mostly due to her drug addiction and she gets better later.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted; Catrina nearly falls into a pit at the end of her special, but the ponies and Rep save her after she agrees to destroy the Witchweed Potion machine and thus the source of her insanity.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Why, yes. Their side effects include random growth in size, insanity, homicidal tendencies, political incorrectness, and lightning shooting from your freakin' eyes!
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Catrina's addiction to the witchweed potion and the power it brings, which her only friend Rep laments has warped her personality.
  • Fantastic Drug: Witchweed potion. It increases her magic power several times over, but has the side effect of causing insanity.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Catgirl, and her boyfriend Rep is a shapeshifting lizard man.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When she's defeated and hanging for dear life from her well's edges, she's given the chance to let bygones be bygones if she forsakes her evil ways and destroys her witchweed machine. She accepts.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: Catrina is much taller than Rep, towering over him by a full head or more even when not enlarged by her potion.
  • Last-Second Chance: After ignoring Rep's pleas for her to reform for most of the special, she's eventually convinced to reform when she's hanging by her fingernails over a pit.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She seeks slaves, and is fairly transparently indulging in substance abuse.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She has a wild, waist-length mane to contrast her more collected hairdo in her nicer days. When she reforms, she's back to a short bob.
  • Power Source: Witchweed potion. She cannot do her magic unless she has recently drunk it.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: While still addicted to the witchweed potion. Inverts this after she's off it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Thanks to her Fantastic Drug, she went from a well-disposed lady to a tyrannical, half-mad slaver.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was a very friendly and pleasant person before she discovered the witchweed.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Nowhere near to the extent as Tirac, but still, who would have guessed that one of the earliest MLP cartoons boiled down to My Little Pony vs. the Violent Drug Addict?
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The same potion that gives her power also removes all her self restraint and morality.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She threatens to toss Baby Moondancer into a well if the other ponies won't be her slaves, and promptly does so when they refuse.

Voiced by: Paul Williams

Catrina's shapeshifting lizard sidekick. Wants to go back to the "good ole days", when he and Catrina were in love and she wasn't a crazed villainess.

  • Domestic Abuse: When we first meet Rep, he's very poorly treated by his girlfriend Catrina. She treats him more like a servant and batters him about a few times. The show does not treat this like it's okay.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Very notably averted. Throughout Escape from Catrina, Rep is pushed around, belittled, and even struck by Catrina. The special does not treat this like it's okay.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He is intimidated by Catrina, but he will not go so far as murder. Catrina threatening the life of Baby Moondancer is the point he turns on her.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He loses a fight to a foal. Before that, he lost to a bunch of harmless little fluffballs.
  • Interspecies Romance: A Catgirl and a Lizard Folk shapeshifter.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually. At first he's too much a sap to stand up to Catrina, but once she starts trying to kill ponies, he finally puts his foot down.
  • Lizard Folk: He resembles a bipedal lizard with a strange, beak-like mouth.
  • Morality Pet: Tries to be this to Catrina, but he's usually ignored or pushed around.
  • Morphic Resonance: Whenever he transforms, he keeps the same color scheme (and his hat).
  • Nice Guy: Even more so than Scorpan.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's Catrina's enforcer, but only because he's trying to mitigate the harm she does and is (initially) too much of a sap to stand up to his power-crazed boss. Close to the end of the special, he realizes he's her enabler and confronts her directly.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Rep has the power to change into a form he wants of any size, strength, and weight he wants, yet he keeps turning into small, easily defeated forms. Subverted at the end of the episode, when he turns into a bull and knocks Catrina into a well.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change his shape on a whim, although he doesn't seem to be able to change his color scheme. Generally, he only briefly takes other shapes in order to deal with particular situations, such as by turning into a bird to rescue a falling bushwoolie or into a bull to charge down Catrina.

The Bushwoolies

Small furry dudes who used to be Catrina's slaves, until they decided to high tail it out of there. They help the ponies rescue Baby Moondancer.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They're extremely brightly colored even compared to the ponies, coming in highly saturated shades of blue, yellow, purple, green and so on.
  • Hive Mind: They tend to agree, as a bloc, with whatever anyone tells them. Their leader manages to lead a revolt just by insisting they have to leave, over the unfortunate Rep's protests.
  • Made a Slave: They used to live free in their underground home, until Catrina arrived, enslaved them and started forcing them to brew witchweed potion for her.
  • Prison Break: When they decide they've had enough of being Catrina's slaves, they all roll through a big freaking hole in the wall leading directly outside into a forest. The Alcatraz, Catrina's abode was not.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Until one of them actually stood up and said they were leaving Catrina's "employ," they apparently hadn't realized they could just walk out.


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