Main Characters note
Apple Bloom is the "founder" of the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Applejack's younger sister and possibly daughter.
- Asshole Victim: In her debut, she's left without friends, after dumping her only one.
- Children Are Innocent: Relatively speaking.
- Deliberately Cute Child: Tries to use this to sell apples.
- Groin Attack: Threatens to do this to Time Turner, if he doesn't buy her apples.
- Enfant Terrible: Sometimes, like threatening to deliver a groin attack on Time Turner.
- Kick the Dog: When she dumps her only friend Twist, she simply says she hates everything about her and only tried being her friend out of desperation, thinking she might like her more if they knew each other, but only found out she hates her even more after becoming her friend.
- Lack of Empathy: Claims children have this trope when threatening Time Turner.
- Only Sane Man: Much like Applejack, Apple Bloom is one of the saner ponies in Ponyville, and is becoming quite aware of it.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Sweetie Belle/Thrackerzod.
A young filly and member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, who seems to be a little more... interested in others than you would expect from a child.
- Anything That Moves: Scootaloo has shown sexual interest in just about everyone.
- Casanova Wannabe: Only ever talks about getting "honey".
- Catchphrase: Baby!
- Cloud Cuckoolander: The least coherent of the three.
- Dirty Kid: So much.
- Double Entendre: Scootaloo basically makes a language out of it.
- Expy: Of Johnny Bravo.
- Flat Character: Only has that one gimmick.
- Hidden Depths: Scootaloo's a surpisingly fantastic musician for her age, able to put on a winning performance at the talent show...even if the song was also advanced for her age.
- Troubling Unchild Like Behavior: Apparently, all the police know her.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Sweetie Belle/Thrackerzod.
- Verbal Tic: Hoo!
Rarity's little sister, who may or may not be possessed by a demon like dream creature, named Thrackerzod. Thrackerzod is a creature from the mysterious shadow world, where only dreams may go, and seeks to kill Twilight Sparkle to claim her, because of an unspecified and complex conspiracy/war involving the dream world. She often uses the crusaders to help her learn to better blend in and as pawns in her plans, to little success. Despite this, she has occasionally shown a general attachment to her friends. Due to being possessed, Sweetie Belle's true personality has never been revealed. She is also the only besides Twilight to sense that the universe has rebooted.
- Badass Baritone: Has this.
- Black Speech: Can do this.
- Cassandra Truth: Rarity tends to ignore that Sweetie's insistence on being called Thrackerzod and tends to ingnore her sisters, unusual behavior.Fluttershy: Why does Sweetie Belle insist on being called Thrackerzod?Rarity: I don't know, she's done that for as long as I could remember. It's just silly nickname she came up with.
- Conspiracy: She and many other dark entities, are apparently part of a conspiracy involving Twilight's soul.
- Demonic Possession: Thrackerzod is a demon that has taken over Sweetie's body. Or alternately, she may have reincarnated as this series' Sweetie Belle.
- Dream Walker: She may be one of these.
- Double Entendre: She is going to pray so hard, when they pull that lever.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- Twilight comes across Thrackerzod in her attic, a couple episodes before he/she's revealed to be in Sweetie's form.
- In the remake of the same episode, she appears alongside Rarity wondering where Twilight is...
- Eldritch Abomination: While in Twilight's basement, Twilight describes her as a half-rat and half-cricket shadowy thing with a pony face.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Thrackerzod calls Orion out, for calling Aurora fat.
- Evil God: Possibly. It's not clear where she stands on the evil hierarchy.
- Evil Sounds Deep: She has a particularly deep voice for a little filly, even by this shows standards.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: It's not clear what her goals are, but it probably involves killing Twilight Sparkle, and it definitely involves other demonic deities.
- Hugh Mann: Or would it be Poe Nee? Whatever the case, half of her dialogue consists of her claiming to be a perfectly normal pony and doing perfectly normal pony things.
- I Have Many Names: Thracks states this, when the Crusaders first meet. Her family also knows her, as Sweetie Belle.
- Morality Pets: Her fellow crusaders may be something like this.
- Most Definitely Nota Villain: She is not exactly good at hiding that she is not a normal pony. Not that anyone notices.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: "I wish to know all that you know about the ritual of child sacrifice." and "There are many things you should fear in the dark."
- Straight Man: She's a shadow demon thing, who barely understands anything about normal ponies, but still is the sanest member of the group.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Thrackerzod is very bad at blending in. Luckily, there's no sane/caring ponies to notice.
- Pet the Dog: She's apparently aware of the series reboot. What does she do? Finds Apple Bloom so they can reform the Crusaders.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: She knows the series rebooted.
- Unknown Rival: Twilight has absolutely no idea that this demon has been plotting against her.
- Villain Protagonist: Thrackerzod is a demon who constantly tries to kill Twilight and rope the other crusaders in her plans.
- Vocal Dissonance: With most characters, but her in particular. Justified, because she's a interdenominational being, who just took the form of a young filly.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Is hinted to be this.
The "benevolent" God Queen Tyrant of Equestria and older sister to Princess Luna. Celestia is Twilight's (abusive) teacher, routinely putting her student through cruel punishments, like making shoving stuff up her butt and destroying her prized toy, before making her write a long essay about what she learned from Celestia destroying her toy. Celestia is believed to be a god among ponies, who can strike them down and do as please, while having to face no retractions herself. She is feared by many across Equestria and has been shown to be very unpredictable and sadistic.
- A God Am I: She says she is this and the ponies seem to believe her.
- Affably Evil: She was able to have a polite conversation with Fluttershy.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Among her many crimes, she has salted lands, committed genocide, physiologically abused her student, committed inhumane acts of torture, and shoved stuff up ponies' butts.
- Ax-Crazy: Though she is capable of appearing civil and even friendly, you really don't want to mess with her.
- Badass Baritone/ Evil Sounds Deep: Is the most intimadating pony in the land and has a voice that reflects it.
- Big Bad: The closest we have. Considering not only is she a cruel and sadistic tyrant, but she also scarred Twilight for life, and is arguably responsible for the latters bitter and cynical attitude.
- Broken Pedestal: Twilight implies that she genuinely looked up to her, while telling her "Cutie Mark Story" to the Crusaders. But as we all know, now she mostly serves her out of fear.Twilight: That was back before I knew her. (Changes to more depressed tone) I really wish I'd known her back then.
- The Caligula: Definitely has this vibe.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A big fan.
- The Cynic: Her speech at the beginning of RDP: Spideres-the story, not the actual episode-shows that she has.. a very interesting view on life.
- Dark and Troubled Past: "The Star in Yellow" implies that as a child she (possibly unintentionally) brainwashed their hometown to hate her sister, turning their mother into an Abusive Parent, pushing young Luna so far that she reached out and summoned... something to act as her father and give her some self-confidence. That thing used them to cause some sort of calamity that led to their mother being killed.
- Death Wish: Possibly alluded to. See Sanity Slippage below.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She poured molten silver down her adviser's throat for warning another adviser that he was going to be executed. Then, she poured molten silver in said adviser's ears before his execution.
- The Dreaded: Without a doubt, she's the most feared pony in existence.
- Evil Brit: She is portrayed with a deep Cockney accent and is evil.
- Evil Laugh: Lets out an especially disturbing one after trapping Big Mac and Twilight in a book.
- Evil Mentor: To Twilight.
- Evil Overlord: She's the Benevolent God Queen Tyrant of Equistria.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Though we do not get to see much of their relationship, she at least seems to tolerate Luna's antics. For her, that's saying something.
- According to Twilight, she makes sure her pet phoenix Philomena is taking care of by a qualified phoenix handler.
- Every Things Better With Princesses: Subverted to hell.
- Faux Affably Evil: She has a not-so-well-veiled aura of politeness.
- For the Evulz: Her actions in Rainbow Dash Presents seem to be motivated purely out of sadism.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Is implied to have this dynamic with Luna. Though Luna seems more vocal about it.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Well, she's technically a princess, (Though sometimes she is referred to as the queen.) but the results are still the same.
- Hidden Depths: She's shown to be surprisingly insightful, despite her insanity. Particularly, while talking with Fluttershy, when she briefly laments the cycle of life, after Philomena is brought up.
- She also laminates on how the simple things of a child, can be turned into much more, in the minds of adults, at the end of RDP: Yellow Star
- Hostile Show Takeover: Takes over Rainbow Dash Presents for an episode. Partially subverted, as Rainbow willingly-and probably wisely-lets her host, without any arguments.
- In the Back: She announces her presence to the Jokermort, with a magic blast in the back, while he is trying to make off with the Elements.
- In the Blood: Luna apparently thinks Celestia gets her Ax-Crazy Tyrannical side, from their mother. If "The Star in Yellow" is anything to go by, this is inverted, as their mother got this behavior from Celestia.
- It's the Principle of the Thing: After Fluttershy tries to explain her good intention for taking Celestia's bird, Celestia says she actually doesn't care. But she has a reputation to uphold. Cut to Fluttershy in a cage, in the Everfree.
- Jerkass: At her best, she's this.
- Karma Houdini: She has never had to face any consequences for her action.
- Knight of Cerebus: Especially in Rainbow Dash Presents.
- Leitmotif: Has very distinct theme, that corresponds to the Oh, Crap! moment ponies usually have, when she appears.
- Light Is Not Good: Celestia still appears as a elegant, pearly white alicorn with rainbow flowing mane. She is definitely not good.
- Pet the Dog: She is one of the few to have a polite and friendly discussion with Fluttershy.
- Physical God: Believed to be this.
- Pony Mom, Non-Pony Dad: "The Star in Yellow" implies her mother was impregnated by supernatural forces.
- Sadist Teacher: She made Twilight dissect a dog, just because Twilight wanted a puppy.
- Sadist: According to Twilight, she has a fetish for sadism.
- Sanity Slippage: In RD Presents: Spiderses, she briefly implies that she might have went unhinged years ago and someone should overthrow her, before her madness consumes Equestria.
- The Sociopath: The only real explanation for all things she does.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Somewhat. Everyone knows she is to be feared, but still seems to keep a good image.
- Vocal Dissonance: It may be surprising to hear that she sounds like an East End crime lord.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: This may be the source of her cruelty. See Sanity Slippage above.
Celestia's younger sister, who long ago became Nightmare Moon and rebelled against Celestia.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Celestia. Partially out of envy and pent up resentment.
- Ax-Crazy: Her attempts to have "fun" with the cast, mostly amount to torture.
- Cain and Abel: Cain to Celestia's Abel. Unusually, in this case, Luna is presented as the more sympathetic of the two.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Tries to get Celestia to dress up as a banana, as part of their national budget negotiations.
- Combat Tentacles: Briefly uses a shadowy one to knock Twilight across the room.
- Crippling Overspecialization: How Twilight defeats her, after she erected a beerier that's impermeable to Twilight's strongest spells. Twilight simply throws one of the still petrified elements at her head, knocking her out.
- Dark and Troubled Past: "The Star in Yellow" implies that her sister (possibly unintentionally) brainwashed their hometown to hate her as a child, turning their mother into an Abusive Parent, pushing her so far that she reached out and summoned... something to act as her father and give her some self-confidence. That thing used them to cause some sort of calamity that led to their mother being killed.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Zigzagged, she is not intentionally evil, but she is not exactly a good guy either.
- Dead Pan Snarker: Briefly shows a snarky side, after Celestia is left temporally blinded, during the Jokermort's robbery.
- Demoted to Extra: Since the pilot was skipped, she has only appeared in RDP and a brief short.
- Foil: To Celestia.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She seems to resent her sister, even after Nightmare Moon is purged from her.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: She is mostly upset that no ones thinks of her, but is too crazy to interact well.
- Harmless Villain: At least at the beginning, her attempts to "fight" The Elements amount to her trying to annoy them until they give up.
- Hidden Depths: The pilot for the canceled My Little Pony: Equestria Girls parody, seems to imply that she may know more than she lets on and even after her defeat, is not completely subservient to Celestia, like other ponies.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Takes over Rainbow Dash Presents for an episode. The cast lampshade that Celestia already did this.
- Lazy Bum: While the Jokermort is robbing the castle, she barley takes a second to consider going after him, before going back to her drawing. Though, this is just as likely out of spite, to Celestia.
- Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book : She is seen drawing a picture of a pony being hanged, during the Equestria Primates Pilot.
- Obliviously Evil: She doesn't mean any harm, she just doesn't know how dangerous her idea of "fun" is. Coupled with her temperamental attitude and inability to take rejection, and she comes across as very scary to others.
- Pony Mom, Non-Pony Dad: "The Star in Yellow" implies her mother was impregnated by supernatural forces.
- Silly Reason for War: She became Nightmare Moon and rebelled against Celestia because the latter refused to put on a banana costume. Though if Star in Yellow is to be believed, Celestia not humoring her idea may have just been the thorn that broke the camel's back
- Southern Belle: This is apparently what Greg was going for, but he apparently is not that good with southern accents. But funny enough, by sure accident, he managed to use an old Southern Accent, that is no longer widely used.
The corrupt and incompetent mayor of Ponyville.
- Corrupt Politician: Manipulates ponies for her own gain.
- Jerkass: Is very condescending.
- It's All About Me: Or else she doesn't care.
The older brother to both Applejack and Applebloom.
- Bi the Way: He seems to been with many mares, but is also gay.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed: They don't call him Big Mac for nothing.
- BrotherSister Incest: Implied between him and Applejack.
- Butt-Monkey: Ponies rarely mention him in a positive way and Celestia torments him in Spideres, along with Twilight For the Evulz.
- Gentle Giant: He seems like a pretty reasonable guy.
- Really Gets Around: Has apparently slept with many mare and stallions.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Applejack's red.
- Bad "Bad Acting": Her voice isn't on that fitting.
- Expy: Of BATMAN of all things.
- Large Ham: Speaks dramatically in a Batman like voice. Justified as she is a performer.
- Vocal Dissonance: She sounds like the Batman.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon
- Adaptational Heroism: They're a lot more likable than their canon counterparts.
- Alpha Bitch: The head of the two school bullies.
- Bald Woman: Silver Spoon is drawn with no mane. Diamond Tiara isn't either, but it's not known if she's this or her mane is just under her hat.
- Friendly Enemy: Their relationship with Apple Bloom, seems more like a rivalry than just malicious bullying. Diamond Tiara even hinted that she was considering Apple Bloom to be her enforcer someday.
- Girls With Mustaches: Diamond Tiara.
- Harmless Villain: They try to bully Apple Bloom, but she quickly turns the tables on them. They decide to bully Twist instead after hearing she prefers someone other than the conventional choice in the boy band everyone listens to.
- Nice Hat: Diamond Tiara wears one.
- Satellite Character: Silver Spoon. Just to rub it in, her cutie mark is literally a picture of Diamond Tiara.
- Worse, it's actually live video feed of Diamond Tiara. It changed position and blinks when she does in several scenes.
The local teacher at CMC's school and rabid supporter of Celestia's regime.
- Evil Teacher: Well not exactly evil, she does seem more interested in shooting off her praises for Celestia "victories", than actually teaching her students.
- Palette Swap: A nearly identical pegasus appears RDP: Captain Hook The Biker Gorilla. This even is Lamp Shaded by Rainbow herself.
- Patriotic Fervor: She seems to be on the "Patriotism is bad" side of the trope.
- Politically Motivated Teacher: She talks more like Propaganda Machine, than a teacher.
A local Zebra and voodoo expert.
- Death by Adaptation: Might be dead after Twilight used Rainbow Dash to attack her in the reboot series.
- Karma Houdini: Was never punished for cursing the Mane Six. Though, considering their actions, no one can really hate her too much.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: She cursed the Mane Six, who are mostly a bunch of Jerkasses that were going to harass her for being a zebra.
- Most Annoying Sound (In-Universe): Her voice is treated this way.
- Out of Focus: Hardly appears at all in 'her' episode, and most of that episode is spent talking about Mrs. Cake cheating on Mr. Cake, with only Pinkie even caring about Zecora. Then she probably died.
- Spanner in the Works: Her horsing around (no pun intended) interferes with Thrackerzod's argument with the demon possessing Twilight, causing them to hastily cover up with a pretense of playing pretend to finish negotiating.
- Bad Boss: Puts Fluttershy on an inhumane work schedule and doesn't seem to care that it is destroying her.
- Greed/It's All About Me: Her defining motive for what she does to Fluttershy.
- Jerkass: She is basically cannon!Photo Finish, if all her negative qualities were Taken Up To 11.
- Karma Houdini: In both the original and the negative episode.
- Kick the Dog: In the original, she makes Fluttershy pay back all the money they payed her and the money they spent on her show.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Or whatever that is, that comes out of her mouth.
Hastur "The King in Yellow"
- Ambiguously Evil: The true nature of him and the conspiracy, is yet to be revealed, but he seems nice enough.
- Badass Long Robe: Well, as Badass as a yellow cloak can look. (That is still pretty Badass.)
- Black Cloak: Subverted. It's a yellow cloak and much his true nature is left ambiguous.
- Black Speech: Similar to Thrakerzod, only he speaks in this all the time. Though, the others steal seem to understand him.
- The Conspiracy: Somehow linked to the one involving the dream world, Thrackerzod, and Twilight's destiny.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: In the reboot of his debut episode, he actually helps Fluttershy host the Crusader's slumber party, without much complaint.
- Physical God: He might be one, though it is up for debate now.
- Ship Tease: After the end credits, Greg admits, that he's considering pairing him with Fluttershy, after a few of his viewers came up with the idea.
- Summoning Ritual: Thrakerzod does this to bring him to Fluttershy's house by sacrificing a chicken. Though Fluttershy saves the chicken, just as Hastur is being summoned with no apparent effect. So, this may just be Thrack being Thrack.
Fluttershy's pet rabbit.
- Jerkass: Is not particularity nice to his "owner" and creepily enough, even forces her to let him watch her shower.
- The Voiceless: Well he is a rabbit...
Twilight's unseen mom.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She asks her daughter for medical advice involving her and her husbands sex life.
- Parental Substitute: Implied to be this to Spike.
- The Unseen: Is yet to physically appear.
- Supreme Chef: Spike seems to think so.
A unicorn who tried to mess up the timeline, in order to get back at Twilight and her friends.
- Broken Pedestal: Turns out that childhood friend that moved away, causing her Start of Darkness, went to school with Twilight. He was only considered mildly attractive-a '7 out of 10' according to Twilight-and that was before he contracted herpes. Starlight is very disappointed and turns down Twilight's offer to re-introduce her to him.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: She is sentenced to six consecutive life sentences, as friend to the Elements of Harmony.Starlight: "When you put it like that, it almost sounds like some sort of punishment."Twilight: (Deadpanned) "Wednesday is Monopoly night. Bring a bottle of Scotch and trash bag."
- Disproportionate Retribution: She started a cult and tried to destroy time itself, because an old child hood friend moved away and she thought he was going to grow up to be hot.
- Easily Forgiven: She thinks this she is going to be forgiven as easily as her canon counterpart and become friends with Twilight. Only for Twilight to subvert this. Though, her punishment was being their friend....
- Freudian Excuse: The whole point of her short is deconstructing Cannon!Starlight's excuse.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When Starlight tries to invoke easy forgiveness, Twilight is not having any of her crap.
- Twilight: "Lets recap. You started a cult, stole my Cutie Mark, broke into my tree.. castle thing, and just tried to destroy time itself. No, I can't let this go."
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Twilight tries to do this, when Starlight is about to tell her terrible origin story.
- "I hid the Elements at the center of the castle garden maze. I got lost all day. I befriended a pigeon... but he turned on me..."
A Sorcerer and old enemy of Celestia's with the power to control furniture, who was previously imprisoned in stone. He is based on the Gen 1 character of the same name and takes over Discord's role as the premiere villain of Season 2.
- Affably Evil: Friendly enough that it's almost hard to remember he's supposed to be a bad guy.
- Bait-and-Switch: Were you expecting Discord? Well, we got this weirdo instead.
- Big Bad: Of the season 2 premiere.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He seems very off. Just look at his quote.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Wears Twilight's gala gown as a way to show dominance, and never takes it off afterwards.
- Large Ham: Milks his screen time for all that it's worth.
- Taken for Granite: His fate prior to being freed. And then he willingly lets Twilight and her friends just to it to him again.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: He's very sneaky and schemes a lot.
A local eccentric pegasus with crossed eyes.
- A Day in the Limelight: The first Rainbow Dash Presents episode centers around her... until Rainbow Dash winds up hijacking it, anyway.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Subverted. Dinky treats her like this, even though Derpy never does anything particularly embarrassing in public.
- The Ditz: She is Derpy. For example, she somehow gets her head stuck in the kitchen sink.
- Extreme Doormat: She seems to let her daughter boss her around.
- Parental Issues: With her mother, possibly do to Education Mama tendencies and being less than accepting of her daughter's Ambiguous Disorder. If her daughter's blog is anything to go by, this has not only carried into adulthood, but her mother also seems to be repeating the process with Dinky.
- Potty Failure: Once peed herself during class.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: As a filly in RDP: Bubbles.
- Silent Bob: Is yet to have a single line of dialogue.
- "Life is like Jenga. No, no, listen! You're supposed to pull out these blocks, and the blocks on the bottom are the most important, but... all anyone ever cares about is whether or not the blocks on the top are gonna fall over."
Derpy's unicorn daughter.
- A Day in the Limelight: In her short lived DinkySharkFighter32 vlogs.
- Bratty Half-Pint: She pushes her mother around and doesn't appear to be a very pleasant child.
- Jerkass: She is so embarrassed by her mother's mere presence that she makes her hide whenever anyone is nearby.
- Parental Issues: Her and her mother obviously have these.
- Sixth Ranger: To the Cutie Mark Crusaders in RDP: Bittersweet.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: The only reason Apple Bloom's even hanging out with her is because Applejack grounded her from hanging out with Scootaloo. Thrackerzod is also less-than-impressed that Dinky is replacing them.
- Ungrateful Bastard: She once again tries to make Derpy hide, after she had come to save her daughter.
- "OH MY GAWD THEY'RE GOING TO GRIND US INTO RAINBOWS!"[Beat]"EVERYBODY PANIC!"
One of the students who failed the flight exam after both her wings broke for no reason whatsoever.
- Adorably Precocious Child: In both Investment Losses and Enunciation Emergency. In the former, she tries to convince her mother to buy a box of cereal using sales jargon. In the latter, she sings about politics and economics.
- Butt-Monkey: The rules of reality seem to turn off just so she can fail her exam and get sent to the Rainbow Factory, and when everyone decides to parody Willy Wonka, she is labeled the fat kid for no reason.
- Her mom accidentally abandons her at the grocery store in Investment Losses.
- Day in the Limelight: She was given her own short and her own song.
- Ill Girl: Her wings break and constantly fall off during RDP: Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla, and still has it bandaged up during her other two videos. She also allegedly has Pony AIDS.
- No Indoor Voice: She yells every other sentence.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Survives the Rainbow Factory adaptation.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: She sounds like Bill Cosby if he had no indoor voice.
Orion OC Comet
- "I don't try to understand the fillies in my life. I just enjoy their company."
Another flight student who failed the exam. Is in love with Scootaloo for some reason.
- Jerkass: Isn't above taunting Aurora despite earlier claiming to have issues with everyone picking on her.
- Like Parent, Like Love Interest: Scootaloo reminds him a lot of his mother. There's even a strong resemblance between the two.
- Meaningful Name: Tells ponies they can call him OC for short. He is a fan OC, after all.
- Meaningful Rename: He was only known as Orion in the original fic.
- The One Guy: The only male in the main group of characters.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Survives the Rainbow Factory adaptation. Just barely.
- Straw Character: Constantly complains about how everything the group encounters over the course of the Rainbow Factory story is morally outrageous, like a stereotypical soap box speaker. He's not exactly wrong, though...
- Token Romance: He shares a mutual love with Scootaloo, despite the two of them barely knowing each other.
Surprise/Willy Wonka/Pogo The Clown
- "Man, get over it. After a few of these, it's like nothing. Sure, you stay up late at night thinking about how your family would think of you, and you wonder what Pony Hell is gonna be like, but... other than that, it's no big deal."
The tour guide and chief engineer of the Rainbow Factory. Surprise reluctantly takes part in the atrocities committed within the facility, repeatedly showing guilt about her actions and only participating due to a belief that what they do is a burden that they must bear. She does everything she can to help ease her supervisor, Rainbow Dash (who took the position without knowing what she would actually be doing) into doing her new job.
- Affably Evil: Tries to make sure the children sent to the factory don't find out what's truly going to happen so they can at least have a few more moments of peace. She also shows a lot of compassion and understanding to Rainbow Dash's fears of going through with her job, and tries to help her slowly adjust to it.
- The Dragon: Seems to be second-in-command at the Rainbow Factory.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After The Reveal that they didn't actually need the foals to create rainbows, she laments that theyre going to Pony Hell for nothing.
- Necessary Evil: How she views murdering the foals sent to the factory."If we don't do this now, it's gonna be us in that thing!"
- Noble Demon: Takes no joy in killing and is only willing to go through with her work because she believes its necessary. She even confesses to Rainbow Dash that she worries about what her family would think of her if they found out what she was doing and often wonders what Pony Hell is like.
- No Name Given: She's obviously Surprise (Pinkie's G1 counterpart), but she's never actually referred to by name except for in the end credits.
- Villain Song: While explaining why the Rainbow Factory is necessary, Latino style.
- The Wonka: Puts on this persona, until Thrackerzod points out that Willy Wonka kills the children in the original story. She quickly switches to a clown.
- '"Listen to me, Dashie. You can't go outside because if you do, the government will find you, and then they'll cut you into pieces."
Rainbow Dash's adoptive father in RDP: My Little Dashie.
- Abusive Parents: Though not intentional on his part, RDP makes sure to Deconstruct how fear-mongering in order to keep a child indoors, cutting her off from the outside world completely, and only feeding her carrots and sugar cubes can negatively affect her. Even the Jokermort calls him out on this.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When he finally scolds the Jokermort near the end of the story, it isn't for kidnapping his daughter, but for not following through with a proper kidnapping."This acid isn't even lukewarm. It's room temperature!"
- Expy: Of Batman and Harry Potter.
- Friendly Enemies: Though not much of their relationship is shown, he seems oddly comfortable around the Jokermort.
- Heroic Wannabe: His introduction shows him apprehending someone because he thinks the guy did something wrong, without actual evidence. He's also deep in poverty because he spent all his money on hero gear and a bat-themed car.
- It's eventually revealed that he really lost his family to AIDS and took his problems out on crime because he couldn't come to terms with it.
- Insistent Terminology: He prefers to be recognized as The Bat Who Lived.
- Parental Substitute: To Rainbow Dash, in the RDP version of My Little Dashie.
- Perpetual Poverty: RDP deconstructs how financially-divesting being Batman would be, even for someone that was left with a lot of money.
- "Monkeys are always asking why I don't have a nose, and why I sharpen my teeth, and how come I wear clown makeup, but this is the face of fear!"
Harry Wayne's nemesis and Love Interest to Rainbow Dash.
- Affably Evil: Actually a pretty friendly guy, once you get to know him.
- Arch-Enemy: To Harry, though we never find out exactly why.
- Ax-Crazy: Despite his surprisingly friendly demeanor, he still runs around committing random acts of violence For the Evulz.
- Back from the Dead: Although Rainbow Dash says that he died after she left the "ape world", he not only comes back, but somehow makes it to Equestria in the Equestria Primates pilot.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the pilot for the (sadly cancelled) Primates of Equestria spin off; he becomes the first to do any real damage to Celestia, when she grabs him in her aura, only to reveal she also caught smoke pellets he was using to make his getaway, which proceed to go off in her eyes. This leaves her blinded for the rest of the episode.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He sympathizes with Rainbow's situation, because he knows what it's like for society to constantly cross-examine you and your actions.
- Expy: Of both the Joker and Lord Voldemort.
- Friendly Enemies: With The Bat Who Lived.
- Interspecies Romance: With Rainbow Dash.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He makes a very valid argument that maybe, just maybe, Rainbow Dash shouldn't be cared for by someone who has serious emotional problems, knows almost nothing about horses, is scarred from the death of his parents, and doesn't have any money.
- Mecha-Mooks: Builds an army of robotic Rainbow Dashes after the story. He sadly dies of heavy metal poisoning soon after.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Tries to turn the entire ape race into ponies so he can finally be together with Rainbow Dash.
- He succeeds, but Dash had already returned to her reality at that point, making the victory meaningless.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He calls Bats out for isolating his adopted daughter from the rest of the world.
- "Okay, don't go... hurl yourself of the roof. Gosh, why you gotta be so dramatic?"
A young girl Rainbow befriends in RDP: My Little Dashie, who quickly becomes her only friend and outside contact... until The Jokermort arrives.
- All Girls Like Ponies: Is very excited when she first meets Rainbow Dash... only to be somewhat disappointed that she doesn't grant wishes.
- Cassandra Truth: Her mom didn't believe her when she insisted that she wasn't crazy or buying drugs when discussing the magical pony living next door.
- The Confidant: Dash goes to her for advice on her problems.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Her and her mother seem to be the ape world's equivalent to African Americans.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Invented a helmet to enable the brushing of teeth without the use of hands after Jokermort turned everyone into ponies.
- Nice Girl: Is very kind to Rainbow Dash.
- Only Friend: She is the only one outside of Harry who knows about Rainbow for most of her childhood. The two are often seen hanging out together in their backyards.
- Overly Long Name: Her full name is Lefonda Delronda Bafonya Washington.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's always wearing pinks and purples, and her entire room is painted pink.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Brushes off Rainbow Dash's concerns about Jokermort killing other monkeys by saying "that's just what men do"."I told you about my man David, right? He said he killed some fool last week for makin' fun of the rims on his car. They were all like, 'Oh hey, nice rim job!', [Disproportionate Retribution and David shot 'em.]
The Monster/Smarty Pants/Mrs. Buzzy
- "You've pretty eyes, yes you do!Flesh and blood, I want it too!I'll wear your body like a suit.Watch out now I'm on the loose!"
A ghostly creature that has taken the form of Twilight's old childhood toys during RDP: Haunting Nightmare. It plans to use her for something sinister.
- Ax-Crazy: Tries to kill Applejack and Rarity.
- Bad Liar: When Twilight's friends come to check on her, it claims that she is busy with... "dental hygiene".
- Big Bad: Of "Haunting Nightmare".
- Black Speech
- Combat Tentacles: The lower half it's Smarty Pants form is made up of these.
- Other tentacles also spring up out of the bathroom toilet for some reason.
- Demonic Possession: Takes control of Twilight during the story.
- Eldritch Abomination: It's never explained what this thing is exactly, except for Thrackerzod being familiar with it. It's implied that this mysterious being may be another link with The Conspiracy involving the dream world.
- It's plan with Twilight involved seeking "the highest star such that she may be devoured and allowed to reproduce." Whatever that means...
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Gives these to Twilight.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first truly menacing threat the cast faces that is not Played for Laughs.
- Manipulative Bastard: He preys on Twilight's emotions by taking the forms of her once beloved toys and throwing her into a Lotus-Eater Machine, all to use her for it's own sick game.
- More Than Mind Control: Instead of just outright brainwashing Twilight, it shows her one of the few places she could ever be happy in life: a bedroom with all the toys she could ever want, accompanied by her loving family. She gives in willingly.
- Villain Song: The surprisingly creepy "Bones and Skin".
- "Are you enjoying my book?"
The main character of the book "The Star in Yellow", and the undisputed best pony. She appears as a hallucination/spirit that tries to manipulate Twilight into reading her book for unstated reasons.
- Author Avatar: Zigzagged. It's obvious she's a stand-in for Celestia, but unlike the original fanfiction, it is never outright stated that she was created by her.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's introduced as a sweet, pretty, and perfect young filly. In reality she's manipulative, underhanded, and implied to be some sort of Eldritch Abomination.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Silver Crescent's Cain. At least, that's how she sees it.
- Eldritch Abomination: Yellow Star can compel ponies to be interested in her, spontaneously change her form, contact monsters from beyond the stars, and will do something horrible (implied to be a summoning) if you finish reading her book.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: We never learn if she's actually real, what her motives for making Twilight read her book are, or what Twilight's "test" was supposed to be.
- Knight of Cerebus: The story starts off light enough, atleast by this shows standards. And then she physically shows up in Twilight's house...
- Parody Sue: Just like the original story.
- Unreliable Narrator: When Twilight runs into a scratched out part of the book, she immediately tries to talk her into just skipping that part. On top of that, the story seems overwhelmingly biased towards her, making you wonder how much of the story can actually be believed.
A misbehaving child and "bad pony", as well as Yellow Star's younger sister.
- Big Eater: According to Yellow Star, she constantly eats all the marshmallow cereal their mom buys.
- Butt-Monkey: She spends her whole life in the shadow of her more popular sister, is the Unfavorite of the two siblings, and is even forced to live outside by her mother.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Yellow Star's Abel.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her pupils seem to occasionally glow red when she's upset.
- The Unfavorite: It's made clear that Silver's mother thinks of Yellow Star as the better of the two.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Considering all the crap she had to go through her whole life, is it any wonder she (allegedly) betrayed everypony?