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    A.K. Yearling 
A mare whose alter-ego is Daring Do. Also known as Puzzlemint in G3.

  • Came Back Strong: She had Puzzlemint's Light of Existence, so by fusing with her Shadow of Existence, her original soul has been restored. Thanks to Pandora, she becomes the real Daring do.
  • The Chosen One: Is chosen by Pandora to play a major role saving ponies and helping the CMC during the Rumor's arc by becoming the real Daring Do.
  • Decomposite Character: She's not Daring Do as she is in canon, instead she's just a normal pony and Daring do is just a fictional character, and not even one she writes. Subverted after fusing with Puzzlemints Shadow, at which point she becomes the real Daring Do and the author of it.
  • Fusion Dance: Yearing merges with Puzzlemint's Shadow of Existence to become the true Daring Do.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Yearling, unlike canon, is not a badflank initially at all and while having bravery, doesn't even take part in the battle of the Wedding Arc. After fusing with Puzzlemint's Shadow she becomes Daring Do and is every bit as badflank as her canon self.

Voiced by: Hannah May

The local teacher of Ponyville. She's Cherry Blossom's identical twin, the sister of Berry Punch, and the aunt of Ruby Pinch.

  • Always Identical Twins: Has an identical twin sister named Cherry Blossom, though as in canon and with Berry Punch their relationship is rather strained.
  • Always Someone Better: When she and her sister Berry Punch were young mares, Cheerilee was the attractive and confident one, and Berry was a shy wallflower, to the point of feeling "like some big cardboard cutout" when standing next to her.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: A casual mention of Scootaloo once being her sister in a previous version of the show causes…some anxiety. Turns out to be a plot point when Scootaloo uses this to purify her from Discord's endgame.
  • Cool Aunt: To Ruby, her niece and Berry Punch's daughter. This side story shows that Discord inverted this trait by turning her into an Evil Aunt instead and making her say horrible and cruel things to Ruby, which she deeply regretted later.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Berry Punch, even if their relationship was strained originally. Scootaloo invokes this to save her from the rumors curse playing on their past lives in G3.
  • Cool Teacher: Is Ponyville's school teacher, and a good one at that.
  • Determinator: Refuses to give up on any of her students. Or her sister.
  • Disownment: Denies having a sister at one point, showing how things between her and her sisters had gotten. Eventually she came to regret it, and tries to make amends with Berry Punch by helping her with her alcoholism and being a good mother.
  • Flat Character: Invokes this trope when it comes to three bullies in order to teach them a lesson about going with the crowd, calling them out on having taken it to the point of becoming The Dividual.
  • I Have No Son!: Denies having a sister at one point when she actually has two, due to their stressed relationship at the time.
  • More Than Mind Control: Becomes Gaia's Knight partially out of her own choice, even taking matters into her own hooves during the battle with the MC and applies lethal force against Nightmare Whisper's wishes.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not speaking up for her sister Berry Punch when their mother kicked her out of the house for getting pregnant with Ruby. In the present, she is trying to make up for this by assisting Berry with her drinking problem and helping her be a good mother to Ruby.
  • Official Couple: She becomes this with Big Mac in the finale.
  • Past-Life Memories: Has flashes of her G3 self's memories during rumors and reacts to them earlier than that.
  • Reincarnation: Of G3 Cheerilee, who in turn was formally G2 Ace. This turns out to be a plot point when Scootaloo invokes their being sisters in that life to break her free of what Discord's endgame did to her and purify her.
  • Redemption Demotion: Subverted: she didn't lose the power given to her as Princess Gaia's Knight, it was just sealed away with Fluttershy's power. When Fluttershy reclaims her power during the Final Battle, she gets it back as well. Though Fluttershy orders her to stay in Ponyville with the others to protect it.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Defied. Pinkie Pie points out that Rarity was Melody in a past life and Cheerilee was her husband Ace, but Luna points out it'd end badly to try and invoke this trope, and the two share a close friendship but have no romantic attraction to one another.

    Berry Punch 
Voiced by: Hannah May

Ruby Pinch's mother, and quite the alcoholic. Identical twins Cheerilee and Cherry Blossom are her sisters.

  • Adult Fear:
    • Her fears that her alcoholism will hurt her daughter Ruby Pinch. Discord uses this against her by making everything she drinks taste like battery acid and then offering Berry her sense of taste back...if she kills her daughter in a lethal drinking contest. Post-Discord, she even wonders if Ruby would be better off being raised by her aunt/Berry's more responsible sister, Cheerilee.
    • In Dark World, Liarjack sees two possible Bad Futures that result from her drinking: one where she loses custody of Ruby to her sister Cheerilee, and another where she gets drunk and actually does kill Ruby by challenging her to a drinking contest with hard cider.
  • The Alcoholic: In the side story focusing on her, Discord approvingly tells her that he admires a 'pony who needs to get drunk to avoid facing reality'. Berry is not pleased by this praise. She gradually gets better with her friend's and sister's help, though it's definitely a process.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Remember when she sneezed and knocked over a bunch of buildings as if they were cardboard standees? Discord made her do that because he read her mind and found out she felt "like some big cardboard cutout" next to Cheerilee, her more confident and attractive older sister.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a young mare, she became pregnant with Ruby as the result of a one-night stand, and her mother threw them out of the house.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: This incarnation of Berry Punch is a deconstruction of the fun-loving, alcoholic party pony that the fandom (or should we say, the Shadows-who-Watch) loves to portray her as. As a young mare, she had a shy personality and started drinking because it got her to loosen up and be able to flirt with colts. She got pregnant with Ruby after a one-night stand at her sister's party and was thrown out of the house by her mother. She struggles with alcoholism and tries her best to be a good mother to Ruby, but is afraid of hurting her with her drinking and wonders if her sister Cheerilee might make a better mother to her foal. But Cheerilee will hear none of it.
  • Good Parents: To Ruby Pinch; even when she slipped into alcoholism, she stayed good to her.
  • I Have No Son!: Was on the receiving end of this by her mother, who threw her out of the house for getting pregnant from a one-night stand.
  • Sadistic Choice: After Discord makes everything Berry drink taste like battery acid, he offers her a way out; all she has to do is rope her daughter into a drinking contest that would kill her and she'll get her sense of taste back. Berry decides to protect Ruby the only way she knows how. By drinking herself to death before she can harm her daughter.
  • Shrinking Violet: As a teenager, she was always the shy one at her big sister Cheerilee's parties. Until she found out that a drink or two of alcohol could loosen her up...

    Ditzy Doo / Derpy Hooves 
Voiced by: Robot Butterfly (Discorded, Episode 8, Reharmonized Ep. 4), Jaime Hatheway

Ponyville's local mailmare.

  • Abusive Parents:
    • Her mother tried to drown her because of her eye condition, Speech Impediment, and her being The Ditz convinced her she was handicapped. Even in the revised timeline were the murder attempt was erased, she still abandoned little Derpy in the woods. However, her biological father loved her and was unaware his wife tried to murder their child.
    • Discord turned her into one on the Day of Chaos, due to her being a very good mother to Dinky being her main character trait.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls her daughters her Muffins. Given how much she likes Muffins, it makes sense.
  • Badass Normal: Resisted Princess Gaia's power and beat the living crap out of her birds. She's also stated to have been one of the Doctor's companions.
  • Break the Cutie: In both versions of her Discording, Discord does this to her through her bond with Dinky.
  • Cool Big Sis: To her baby brother Derby born via the Rumors Cosmic Retcon to fix reality, according to Loose Canon.
  • Determinator: It's even one possible meaning of her Cutie Mark! Nothing will stop her from protecting her children. In fact her potential Alicorn self is noted as being the 'God of Mailmares' and taking the 'nothing will stop the mail' literally.
  • The Ditz: She even admits this is where her Ditzy Doo name came from.
  • Fountain of Youth: While she didn't accept Princess Gaia's offer, she gets a modified Poison Joke potion from Zecora that lets her be a filly and spend some time with Dinky and get over her issues with Fluttershy.
  • Good Parents: She may be a little awkward, but she's an excellent mother to Dinky and Sparkler. Princess Luna even declared her the "Greatest Mother and Strongest Willed Pony In Equestria".
  • Happily Adopted: Was raised by a pair of kindly unicorns, which is where her name Ditzy Doo came from.
  • Heroic Willpower: Even to the end, she resisted Gaia's invitation to play. Her special talent being determination isn't for nothing.
  • Hero of Another Story:
    • Is stated both in her POV (both versions of it) and in the Dark World that she's the Doctor's companion and been on adventures with him.
    • Her adventure in Canterlot happens alongside the events of "Sweet and Elite".
    • During the Rumors she and the Doctor busy themselves saving innocent people.
  • Malaproper: Her Speech Impediment causes her to constantly replace words with soundalikes.
  • Mama Bear: Do not harm her little "Muffins", she will kick your flank.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Her reaction after waking up from Discord's curse and realizing she'd said horrible things to Dinky.
    • Exploded on Diamond Tiara because she believed she'd been the one to bully Dinky...except she wasn't. She tried to apologize, but Diamond had already ran away at the time.
  • Psychic Dreams for Everyone: Post-Day of Discord, she has a recurring nightmare where Dinky has been turned into a muffin and she's being forced to walk around and around Discord's castle trying to escape from a flock of blackbirds trying to eat her daughter. She does not know, but this is exactly what happens in the Bad Future where Discord won.
  • Reincarnation: She was the Breezie Daisyslow in G3.
  • Revenge: Baked some muffins filled with rocks she intended to throw at Fluttershy as revenge for the Princess Gaia incident.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Has this due to traveling with the Doctor.
  • Speech Impediment: Has one that causes her to mix up words with sound-alikes when she talks (for example, saying "Whiff blue way woe" instead of "If you say so"), which is part of the reason some ponies think she's mentally challenged. She took diction lessons that help, but don't completely remove it. It also doesn't happen if she speaks in rhyme (and thus if she sings).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Muffins, what else?
  • Underestimating Badassery: Princess Gaia expected Derpy to be the one to fall under her spell, and Dinky to be the one to try and stop her from leaving. She got it backwards. In general, she gets underestimated a lot and it's typically a mistake.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Gender-inverted. She has this relationship with her biological mother due to believing she failed her mother by not managing to fly over a river unaware her mother had set it up to try and kill her as a foal. According to Sparkler, this is why her mother not coming to her aware ceremony hurt Derpy so much.

    Sparkler / Amethyst Star 
One of Ditzy's daughters. Dinky's her sister.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: How she used to see Ditzy, but recovered and feels guilty for seeing her mother as such.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Implied to have been one when she was younger due to viewing Ditzy as an Amazingly Embarrassing Parent. She regrets having been such.
  • Calling the Old Woman Out: Does this to her biological grandmother for what she did to Ditzy. It actually works and Dancing Hooves performs a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards Dinky, who she loves dearly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As in canon, she has a habit of doing this.
  • I Hate Past Me: Having to act like she did when she lived in Canterlot to blend makes her uncomfortable because, in her opinion, 'Amethyst Star' was a Jerkass. She also feels this way later (during the actual interview) about how she was so caught up being ashamed of herself that she didn't realize the things she shouldn't be ashamed of, like her good friend Moondancer.
    Sparkler: If it wouldn’t cause a time paradox I’d like to go back and tell past me to stop being a stubborn mule... No offense to mules.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The jerk part has waned considerably, but it's implied by her and other details she used to be far more self-centered and she outright says she wasn't a good daughter to Ditzy when she was younger.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Gained this due to traveling a few times with the Doctor. She finds it annoying.
  • Taken for Granite: Was turned into a dancing Amethyst statue by Discord.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Confronts Dancing Hooves on her trying to murder Derpy and makes it clear she sees her grandmother as a horrible person who's become a bitter, miserable old nag making her own life hell instead of confront his mistakes. She also does this in hopes it will somehow finally get it through Dancing's head how royally she screwed up and hopefully make amends with Derpy. To her own surprise, it works.

    Dinky Doo 
Voiced by: Wish lotus (7 Dreams/Nightmares Gaiden Audio Adaptation)

  • Bookworm: In response to bullies thinking she and her mother are retarded, she has developed a love of learning and frequently checks out books from Ponyville's library.
  • Break the Cutie: Discord used Derpy to do this to her. She got better thankfully.
  • Cheerful Child: Is rather happy and excitable. She's also the only member of the family who just enjoyed their Canterlot trip without having some internal conflict.
  • Children Are Innocent: Thinks that just telling Jet Set and Upper Crust flaws in their negative views will change their ways.
    Pegasus Interviewer: (I wish it were that simple, Dinky.)
    Dinky: ...It isn't?
  • Happily Adopted: Possibly, it's ambiguous as to whether or not she's Derpy's biological daughter or adopted. Either way, she loves her mother with all her heart.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Has this thanks to Doctor related things.
  • True Companions: With Pipsqueak, Ruby Pinch, and Moonlight/Luna.

    Dancing Hooves 

    The Doctor/Doctor Whooves 
Voiced by: Jack Finney (Present incarnation), Max Firestorm (7 Dreams/Nightmares Gaiden Audio Adaptation)

  • Already Done for You: Saved Patch the trouble of recovering her stolen Rainbow fragments and defeating an Evil Overlord for the third. Patch wasn't happy about it.
  • The Exile: He uses Equestria as a safe house.
  • Everybody Lives: Name drops the trope when his adventure with Shining Armor ends with no casualties.
    "And everypony lived! Haha! I love being able to say that!"
  • A God Am I: Discord caused him to go on a power trip (but too insane to actually do anything). After Discord's defeat, he almost does this in a Well-Intentioned Extremist fashion, but the Interviewers snap him out of it.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Implied during Rumors, given all Eleven of his other incarnations show up to help save ponies.
  • Help Yourself in the Future: Runs into the 11th Doctor while in Canterlot for Derpy's award ceremony. They end up having a big adventure in the past involving Cyberponies in the meantime. Taken Up to Eleven during Rumors, where he teams up with all eleven of his other incarnations to save ponies from Discord's endgame.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into one after what Discord did to him to the point he wouldn't even go outside. He's snapped out of it by the Interviewers giving him some help and him seeing Derpy had been, in his own opinion, been treated far worse by Discord than he'd been.
  • Hero of Another Story: He IS the Doctor after all. During Rumors, all of his incarnations were saving ponies.
  • My Greatest Failure: What happened to Roseluck at the end of her companion tenure — she was nearly erased from existence, and in order to save her, he had to regress her to a foal and leave her to be raised again.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Senses it when Minuette erases the Master and realizes that the Master is truly gone for good. Justified as Time Lords are capable of sensing the existence of other Time Lords.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Averted. He explains to the Interviewers this only carries any danger at all if he meets his present incarnation, and even then he doesn't have any trouble swapping places with himself for an hour during the Gaia Festival. During the Rumors Arc, he unites with all of his incarnations to save ponies.
  • Pals with Jesus: He and Celestia get along rather well, and regularly talk over tea.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not threaten his companion Derpy, or her daughter Dinky.
  • Parental Substitute: Dinky at least views him as such to a degree. Sparkler, on the other hand, doesn't like him much.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Par for the course. He is a Time Lord.
  • Shout-Out: The Doctor helps fight a Cyberinvasion in the past with another version of himself, you say?
  • The Worf Effect: Gets as easily Discorded as any other pony to establish the fact that when compared to the Draconequi, even Time Lords are as insignificant as normal ponies. Taken to the extreme in the Dark World where he gets killed over and over again just to get his Valeyard personality to regenerate and take over.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball:
    • Subverted! The Doctor follows the established rules of time travel, and is shocked when the CMC somehow manage to do the impossible and break them. He even states he had to invent several laws of physics and time simply to explain to them what they just did.
    • It does come up when he explains his team up with his future self and meeting with himself at the Gaia Festival.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Was on the verge of this due to what Discord put him through, but the Interviewers helped him snap out of it.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Admits to it, and compares notes with Shining Armor when they meet (and actually argues with him over who's a bigger one at one point). In fact he says that he's not sure the universe would survive if they traveled together!
  • You Are Not Alone: Discovered this when, during his Heroic BSoD, several of the stallions he'd chatted with were genuinely concerned for his well being.

    Pipsqueak (Pip) 
Voiced by: Tiffany Lindstrom

  • Cheerful Child: Spends most of his time having fun on imaginary adventures with his friends.
  • Cool Ship: Imagines he has one of these in his pirate fantasies called the Moonpearl. It becomes real, and very powerful during the Rumors Arc, and ends up battling an Outer Concept.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Princess Luna though he doesn't know it.
  • Morality Chain: Serves as one for Luna.
  • Pirate: As in canon, imagines himself being a heroic one. He changes it to Privateer after becoming obsessed with Luna. Becomes a powerful one in the Rumors.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His pirate fantasy becomes true due to the rumors, resulting in him becoming a powerful, heroic captain with a Cool Ship that serves as the Crusader's home base for a large portion of it. Only lasts as long as Rumors does, however.
  • Wife Husbandry: Owlyscious seems to think that this is Luna's plan for him.

Voiced by: Godzillawolf

  • Always Someone Better: Is this to Nightmare Diamond when it comes to being a Stealth Expert, and thus able to counter her inability to be detected.
  • Badass Boast: Manages to give one to Nightmare Diamond Tiara of all people after his Stealth Expert skills take her off guard.
    Featherweight: I guess I'm just better at being stealthy than you. I got away from you without being noticed once already.
  • Baleful Polymorph: And boy did he regret it later.
  • Break the Cutie: What happened to him on the Day of Chaos. Remember the little foal who got turned into one of Onyx's Golden Tiara clones? It was him.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Remember how he never spoke at all during the episode? It's because he was so traumatized by what happened to him on the Day of Chaos he couldn't speak. Considering what happened, it's hard to blame him.
  • Creator Cameo: Is voiced by a member of the crew working on the fanfic.
  • Forgiveness: Forgives Onyx for what happened on the Day of Chaos.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being "quiet as a feather" has its advantages, which Onyx was able to see. It also allows him to sneak into the World Tower and right up to Diamond Tiara without being noticed at all, as well as completely cancel her advantage of being unable to be detected by knowing being stealthy much better than her.
  • Humble Hero: During Rumors. The kid is just as timid as he normally is.
  • Light 'em Up: Gains a lantern from AJ that she got from Razzaroo. It turns out the light from it is capable of harming Nightmare Diamond Tiara.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Turns out he's this for Nightmare Diamond. His Special Talent completely neutralizes her inability to be sensed by allowing him to follow her perfectly.
  • Stealth Expert: His special talent being "quiet as a feather", effectively makes him this. He not only managed to sneak all the way to the top of the World Tower undetected, but completely shut down her attempts at sneak attacks by knowing being stealthy that much better than her.
  • Rape as Drama: He got turned into one of Onyx's Golden Tiara clones on the Day of Chaos. Both he and Onyx are suitably uncomfortable speaking about it. This gets removed from the timeline by the Cosmic Retcon, though ultimately he chooses to remember what happened.
  • Secret-Keeper: Is the only pony who's not a god or a member of the Crusader's party during the Rumors who remembers what happened.
  • Shout-Out: To Spider-Man.
  • Spear Carrier: Subverted. He arrives to tell the CMC about Diamond Tiara's current condition and that she's one of the villains, and is then left as a safe place...only to head for the World Tower later with the Elder's help.
  • Stealth Expert: His special talent. To the point that he outclasses Nightmare Diamond in this area and can counter her sneak attacks perfectly.
  • The Voiceless: Most of the time. While he has talked, he normally doesn't.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Helps save the world at the end of the Rumors Arc, including helping fend off Nightmare Diamond Tiara while Applebloom fixes the magic press. Remembering he did this is why he chooses to remember what happened.


  • Anti-Villain: She has no idea she's on the wrong side and is convinced she and Tootsie are the heroes.
  • Children Are Innocent: Genuinely has difficulty understanding why Diamond was a bully, but because of this was able to see she was hurting when others didn't.
  • Co-Dragons: To Discord's group alongside Tootsie during Rumors.
  • Cool Big Sis: Cloudkicker is hers.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Thanks to Diamond Tiara.
  • The Dragon: Seems to be this to Discord's group in the Finale Arc.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from a normal filly to basically one of Discord's Dragons.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Is convinced to turn back to good by Scootaloo. She refuses to fight Diamond due to her friendship with her but is no longer on her side either and choose to save those in harms way.
  • Heel Realization: Discord convinces her to read the prime copies of the papers and Nythy's actual notes. She doesn't take what she finds very well.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Diamond Tiara plants this feeling in her and exploits it to get her as one of her Co-Dragons.
  • Literal-Minded: Onyx, while they're talking, asks her to be more precise about who she is after she gives a vague explanation. She proceeds to explain that her name means winglet, that her and her sister entered the Sisterhooves Social, that she's a member of the Rainbow Dash fan club, what she dressed as for Nightmare Night, and what her Cutie Mark means.
  • Meaningful Rename: She changes her name to Princess Animatia Erroria as one of Discord's Co-Dragons.
  • More Than Mind Control: How Diamond Tiara corrupted her, exploiting her own desires and wants to make her work with her and Discord.
  • Magical Girl: Her motif as The Dragon to Discord.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After finding out what she actually helped Umbra Breeze do, she doesn't take it well.
    Alula: Oh my Celestia, big sister, WHAT DID I DO TO YOU!? I'm ... I'm a bad pony... ABADPONYABADPONYABADPONY!]
  • Obliviously Evil: Seems to have no idea she's one of the bad guys.
  • Nice Girl: She gave Diamond Tiara a Hearts and Hooves Day card because she wanted to make her feel better and genuinely wants to help her. She's also genuinely worried about her when she disappears.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her giving Diammond a Hearts and Hooves Day card was exploited by Discord as part of his Evil Plan.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She and Tootsie are this to Discord and company, as they have zero idea they're on the wrong side.

    Tootsie Flute 

  • Anti-Villain: She has no idea she's on the wrong side and is convinced she and Alula are the heroes.
  • Co-Dragons: To Discord's group alongside Tootsie during Rumors.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Like Alula, thanks to Nightmare Diamond.
  • The Dragon: Along with Alula.
  • Entitled to Have You: Basically develops this mentality towards Truffle (in part thanks to Diamond's corrupting her). She basically uses the Rewriting Reality plan to turn him into her coltfriend.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Like Alula, goes from a normal child to one of Discord's Dragons.
  • Happily Adopted: While not outright stated, she's being raised by Lyra and Bon Bon and quite content with it.
  • Has Two Mommies: Not outright acknowledged, but Bon Bon and Lyra are her legal guardians.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of Mare-Do-Well, all of them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Is convinced to turn back to good by Sweetie Belle. She refuses to fight Diamond due to her friendship with her but is no longer on her side either and choose to save those in harms way.
  • Heel Realization: While recovering from Venus' attack, she slowly starts to realize she's the bad guy because Bon Bon's reaction to Venus hurting her is identical to Venus' reaction to her having stolen Cupid's Bow.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Diamond Tiara plants this feeling in her and exploits it to get her as one of her Co-Dragons.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Invoked. That moment in the show where she tried to give Truffle a card but noticed Twist beat her to it was exploited by Diamond to manipulate her and a motivating factor in her actions during Rumors.
  • Magical Girl: She has this motif as The Dragon to Discord.
  • Meaningful Rename: Changes her name to Princess Liza Doolots as one of Discord's Co-Dragons.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction after her encounter with Venus causes her to have a Heel Realization.
  • Obliviously Evil: Seems to have no idea she's one of the bad guys.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: In-Universe, she seems convinced she has this thanks to how she's been manipulated.
  • Shadow Archetype: Her and Truffle are this to Sweetie and Button Mash. While the Rumors made Truffle and Button love Tootsie and Sweetie Belle respectfully, Sweetie and Button mutually care for one another even though Sweetie knows Button has Fake Memories and refuses being Button's fillyfriend because of it. Tootsie knows next to nothing about Truffle, and her love is much more self centered.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She and Alula are this to Discord and company, as they have zero idea they're on the wrong side.

    Prince Blueblood 
Voiced by: Draginite

  • An Ice Person: Discord turned him into a mare made of living ice on the Day of Chaos. He notices he freezes what he touches, but isn't happy about his situation at all, mainly due to being chased by a stallion made of solar flames at the time. He realizes the latter was so he'd kill the fire stallion chasing him.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Was turned into a mare made out of ice. Upon seeing himself, he remarks he is quite hot.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Played for Laughs, and he's actually guilty about it.
    Prince Blueblood: You look rather familiar, we’ve met, haven’t we?
    Sparkler: Uh... yeah... we had a date…It ended with me chewing you out.
    Prince Blueblood: Unfortunately…that doesn't narrow it down as much as I wish it did…
  • Character Development: Surprisingly enough, his two part story gives him a good deal of not only Backstory exploration, but also pushes him forward as well. It also helps that he's a descendant of Galaxia and her mortal lover.
  • Clark Kenting: His plan to get out of the castle with several injured ponies without being noticed? He removes his suit and messes his appearance up. It works. Justified by the fact he was banking on the idea that no one who has any idea who he is will believe the spoiled rotten Prince Charmless would ever willingly do such a thing. It helps that Chrysalis proved earlier that the Changelings outright believe he's incapable of Character Development.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • Despite his faults, he once got into a fight with a tabloid reporter for asking him for help with a Molestia article. While Blueblood ended up in the hospital, the reporter (who was a head taller than he was) ended up in the hospital longer.
    • He also helps Misfit retake the communications room during the Wedding. He ends up taking a bad beating, but also manages to knock out a number of Changelings and help them succeed.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A gradual male example. Ironically, he was turned into a LITERAL ice princess by Discord.
  • Divine Parentage: More like divine ancestry, as he's descended from Galaxia and a mortal lover.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Even at the height of his Jerkassery, he was disgusted by the Molestia rumors. When a tabloid reporter tried to get him to help an article by taking pictures of Celestia and Twilight that could be misinterpreted, Blueblood not only refused but started a fight that put them both in the hospital, with the reporter staying in longer than he did. He also isn't a racist and finds the idea stupid even before his Jerkass Realization.
    • He apparently dated Sunset Shimmer once. He was the one who dumped her. She was too selfish and egotistical even for him.
  • Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: Back when they were children, he once asked his cousin Cadence to marry him when they grew up. The outraged Cadence slapped him, while he didn't understand why it was inappropriate. As an adult, he's very embarrassed that he ever did that.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was raised to believe that nobles are naturally superior to commoners. On top of that, there's his abandonment issues stemming from both his parents dying when he was young and Celestia never having enough time to spend with him, having to focus on Cadence. While lessened by Applebloom's alternates to history, he still has some of this.
  • Gilded Cage: Spent most of his life raised in the castle. While he was clearly privileged, this also contributed to his being a jerk. When age regressed to a foal by Princess Gaia, he's actually overjoyed to be able to play with other foals for once.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Has shown some jealousy towards his cousin Cadence for being born an Alicorn, and her getting more attention from Celestia due to needing training to control her powers. Blueblood still cares about her though.
  • Hidden Depths: He's actually a decent airship pilot, and navigation is his special talent. This is represented by his Cutie Mark, a compass rose.
  • Heroic BSoD: Spent weeks in his room after Princess Gaia's day, and reading Applejack's letter to him.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Is apparently the most vocal in the family about this when Shining and Cadence announce their engagement.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: When he realizes he just insulted Twilight Sparkle in front of her big brother, he excuses himself by claiming he "left the toaster on in (his) haste to leave the shower".
  • Innate Night Vision: Learned this spell when he was younger, likely due to his special talent being navigation.
  • Jerkass: Naturally. Though he gradually gets better.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When complaining about the Grand Galloping Gala, he correctly points out that the Mane Six caused a lot of property damage and ruined the night for many ponies with their antics. The Interviewers concede.
  • Jerkass Realization: Princess Gaia's Day helped him realize how wrong he'd been most of his life, though it took a while before he came to terms with it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He DOES have some redeeming traits, and his jerkass traits are in part due to his upbringing. He seems to have some degree of compassion for his cousin Cadence. Becomes more apparent after Princess Gaia's Day.
  • Manchild: To a degree, due to being raised in a Gilded Cage. He is mature in some respects but extremely childish in quite a few others. He matures quite a bit due to Character Development.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his X-Ray Vision to help him navigate. He also uses it to check who is knocking on his door, so he can see if it is someone important or someone he can ignore.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Reacts this way when he realizes the fire stallion was actually Arcane Spell under Discord's influence and had Luna followed his request to extinguish her to save him, he'd have been responsible for her death.
  • Narcissist: Very much so. To the point he found both the fire stallion modeled in his image Discord used to torture him and his own reflection after being turned into a mare made of ice hot. After his Jerkass Realization, he notices that the only pictures he has in his room are of himself.
  • Official Couple: The end of his story implies he's become this with Arcane Spell; his later cameo in Ditzy's story confirms it and it's a big part of the Wedding Arc.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes he just insulted Twilight in front of Shining Armor, he quickly takes back what he said and gets the hell out of there.
  • The Peeping Tom: One of the things he used his X-Ray Vision spell for.
  • Prince Charmless: And he's somewhat aware of it, and actually doesn't like it that most mares only want to be around him for a night before rushing off until Arcane Spell enters the picture.
    • Prince Charming: Not yet, but he's definitely improving. Particularly towards Arcane Spell. By the time Sparkler meets him in Derpy's story, he seems to have made it.
  • The Proud Elite: Starts out as the genuinely demeaning sort of this, but gradually becomes less demeaning and more of a good person.
  • Reformed, but Rejected:
    • Despite being a far better pony now, the Bearers don't help him when Chrysalis gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech while disguised as Cadence. Justified, as they're unaware of the fact he's changed.
    • Subverted with Misfit, who while they're surprised, actually have his new heroics to judge him by, something the Mane Six didn't have the chance to see.
    • Invoked to get himself and the injured civilians Misfit needs transported to safely. He takes off his suit and messes up his mane and tail because he knows it's something no pony who knows him would believe he'd do in a million years and thus the Changelings will think he's someone else. It works.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: Ended up taking Arcane down to the mines on a date (having discovered them as a foal) and discovered Cadence. He then proceeds to rescue her from the mines and lead the way to the wedding hall to expose Chrysalis.
  • Spanner in the Works: He decided to take his fillyfriend down to the crystal caves under Canterlot (which he was mentioned earlier to have discovered as a foal) on a date. Guess where Chrysalis still put Cadence? Ironically, this was spurred by Chrysalis deciding to sadistically give him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech disguised as Cadence.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His previously mentioned fighting capabilities come in handy during the Wedding Arc, where he helps Misfit's group retake the communications room.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Has gradually become a better, nicer pony thanks to having a Jerkass Realization.
  • Verbal Backpedaling: He insults Twilight Sparkle...then does this when he realizes the stallion he did it in front of was her big brother.
  • X-Ray Vision: Learned this spell at a young age and is rather skilled with it, likely due to navigation being his special talent. And yes, he admits using it for more than seeing it through walls.

    Aloe and Lotus Blossom, the Spa Ponies 

    Octavia Melody 

  • Related in the Adaptation: Is Pinkie Pie and Maud's sister in this continuity. Photo Finish is eventually revealed to be their fourth sister as well. Post Cosmic Retcon, she adds Marble and Limestone to that.
  • Sensory Overload: Discord tortured her by giving her hearing so sensitive the slightest noise caused her unbearable pain. It traumatized her to any sound for some time after.
  • Only Sane Man: Regularly acts this way to Vinyl Scratch and her sister Pinkie Pie. Even moreso when a Cosmic Retcon adds in the incredibly timid Marble and hotheaded, easily enraged Limestone to the mix.

    Vinyl Scratch 

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Gets brainwashed by Changelings during the Wedding, though Octavia saves her. She was brainwashed when one posing as Octavia asked her to take off her sunglasses (which otherwise would've protected her) to see if she had something in her eye.
  • Cloudcuukoolander: Has her moments of this.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Has shades of this during the Wedding Arc with her theories about the Changelings.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: Believed the Changelings were aliens during the invasion.
  • Politeness Judo: Falls for this from a Changeling, who gets her to take off her sunglasses and leave herself vulnerable to brainwashing... by politely asking her to take them off to see if she has something in her eye, when Vinyl was savvy enough to anticipate other methods.

    The Interviewers 
Voiced by: Lindsey Lloyd

A trio of mares who style themselves as "interviewers", giving readers insight to many characters through their interview-style conversations with them. They are Half-Light Dawn (Earth pony), Half-Light Noon (Pegasus), Half-Light Dusk (Unicorn).

See "Pantheon" and "Epilogue Timeline-Heroes" sections for more.

  • Ambiguously Human:
    • What they really are has thus far not been revealed, and Coffee Swirl's chapters imply they're something more than normal ponies. Later, in Shining Armor's arc, their words when talking among themselves imply this as well.
    • There is also the fact they managed to retrieve 2 books from the spirit realm.
    • It ultimately turns out that they're pieces of the original Amicitia, who underwent a Literal Split Personality as part of a gambit to separate Dark World from the main timeline.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: They each embody aspects of their mother, but it's stated in story that Dawn is the Spirit of Happy Beginnings, Noon is the Spirit of Happy Journeys, and Dusk is the Spirit of Happy Conclusions.
  • Audience Surrogate: Although it may seem like the interviewees are addressing the reader, they are actually responding to the interviewers' questions.
  • Big Good: Are this, since they guide the characters towards overcoming the problems Discord caused them and reaching their happy endings. Plus, they separated the main timeline from the Dark World, giving the characters a chance at happiness in the first place.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Dusk ends up getting brainwashed by Chrysalis. Fortunately, she's eventually saved by her sisters.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Dusk does this to all three of them under Chrysalis' orders. Despite the brainwashing, Dusk is grateful the link meant it happened to all three at once. When Dusk is freed from Chrysalis' control, she reverses the process, restoring them.
  • But Now I Must Go: With the threat of Discord gone for good and the victims he deconstructed have been reconstructed, they return to their original timeline aka the Dark World in the epilogue of the Last Battle Arc after saying farewell to Twilight.
  • Children Are Innocent: Played with. The filly seems to be aware and comfortable talking about things such as death and war during the Shining Armor interview, likely due to her memories of Dark World's Bad Future, but is completely perplexed by references to sex and innuendos.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Pegasus interviewer.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Are native to the Dark World Timeline, and will eventually have to return there.
  • The Dividual: Were born as this but gradually grew into more individuals, especially during the Wedding Arc.
  • Enraged by Idiocy:
    • While they're normally civil to whoever they're interviewing, having to listen to General-Admiral Makarov's inconsistencies and plot holes caused by his Reality Warper powers in his history of himself really start to get on the Pegasus' nerves to the point she begins beating her head against a wall.
    Pegasus: ...Please excuse me for a second. I'm going to step into the hallway and scream.
    • Really hits when he accuses his brother Dima of being a coward despite having praised him heavily in his Villain Episode interviewer so his death would be more tragic.
    Pegasus: When we interviewed him he praised his brother as some kind of amazing paragon of a warrior second only to himself just so when Dima 'died' it'd be more tragic! Now he's saying he was a coward?! Can't this idiot just bucking keep his backstory straight?!
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: According to the Earth Pony, they're the Good Angel (er, Alicorn)...mixed with The Watchers.
  • Greek Chorus: The trio fill a more serious version of this.
  • The Hecate Sisters: A filly (Earth Pony), a young adult mare (Pegasus), and an old mare (Unicorn).
  • It's All My Fault: Dawn and Noon both blame themselves for Dusk getting brainwashed, believing that if they hadn't been busy with other things when she interviewed Chrysalis, she wouldn't have been brainwashed.
  • Jaw Drop:
    • Do this when hearing the Insane Troll Logic behind Golden Tiara's thinking Diamond is in Canterlot.
    • They do it again when Scootaloo gets her cutie mark.
  • Just One Second Out of Sync: According to them when explaining themselves to Shining Armor, this is where they are when they're The Voice. This lasts until Chrysalis makes Dusk strip herself and the others of their powers, leaving them in the physical universe with everyone else. When Dusk is eventually freed from Chrysalis' control, she reinstates this effect. However, when the actual wedding comes around, they voluntarily suspend the effect so they can attend in person.
  • Literal Split Personality: They were created when Amicitia blew herself up, dividing her personality among the three of them. And a fourth portion created Shining Armor.
  • Loophole Abuse: Noon checked with Judicium who checked the laws of fate (since Rota isn't on speaking terms with them), and made sure that since Scootaloo found and used the scooter and equipment in the room Twilight locked her in on her own, it counts as divine intervention and is legit (even providing an explanation as for why they might have been there). She has no idea where the rock the filly used to escape came from though.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: While Shining isn't aware of it, they're technically his sisters, having been created from Amicitia along with him. They're also the ones who inserted him into the timeline in the first place. Positive version, as they tend to have a closer relationship with him than others which seemed to be foreshadowing this.
  • No Name Given:
    • They've never been named and are just referred to as their species until they finally get names as part of the big reveal about their true identities: Half-Light Dawn (the Earth Pony), Half-Light Noon (the Pegasus), and Half-Light Dusk (the Unicorn).
  • Oh, Crap!: Implied by Twilight's reaction that one of them had this to Queen Chrysalis knowing Twilight and Cadence's Secret Handshake.
  • Pieces of God: The Interviewers are actually three of four pieces the original Amicitia split herself into, with Shining Armor being the fourth piece she devoted herself most to create.
  • The Reveal: They're actually a trio of beings created when Amicitia sacrificed herself to create Shining Armor to serve as the nail separating Dark World from the main timeline.
  • Running Gag: The Earth filly asking someone to explain a sexual innuendo she doesn't comprehend and someone, normally Shining Armor, refusing to tell her. Also, her hugging the pony they're interviewing.
  • Tarot Motifs: According to Word of God, they collectively represent the Aeon Tarot, which isn't part of the normal tarot deck and normally deals with major life choices.
  • Tempting Fate: Noon says that due to how much stronger the Bearers are, she can't wait to see Chrysalis get her flank kicked. It soon turns out this Chrysalis is a lot more dangerous than her Heart World self.
  • Time Travel: Are capable of this, as they've retrieved books from different points in time and traveled two years into the past to interview Shining Armor while he's Trapped in the Past, though they imply Shining's nature is why they're able to help him more than they can others.
  • The Voice:
    • Apparently, they sometimes conduct interviews as nothing more than voices in the interviewee's head…and no one has found that unusual, until post-Nightmare Whisper Fluttershy.
    • Shining Armor recognizes it too, due to his unique condition. Shining references this by asking Noon to stop somehow beating her head against a wall in his head and asking if he can have some 'weird mental popcorn' when they decide to Pass the Popcorn due to the weird dreams he's about to have.
  • The Watcher: Have occasionally given advice to the heroes, but never outright state what they're trying to say, normally simply guiding them to the correct answer.
  • There Are No Therapists: Subverted. They started out as nothing but interviewers, but gradually, they began inserting themselves more into the story, helping Onyx Tiara through his depression, and it's even revealed that they were the therapists for the therapists of Equestria, since they needed help as well.

A female zebra alchemist who lives in the Everfree forest.
  • Action Girl: Is very capable of combat if need be. In fact, the Everfree monsters fear her.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Self describes as an alchemist, and can use it to make a lot of very effective potions.
  • But Now I Must Go: She was recommended to be Kifuko's Zebrafrican language and culture teacher after the Last Battle Arc. She accepts.
  • The Cameo: She appeared in one of Shining Armor's flashbacks/dreams.
  • Cheerful Child: After being de-aged by Princess Gaia.
  • Chekhov's Zebra: The Last Battle Arc has her lament the lack of Obsidian Orbs/Gorgon Grenades in her arsenal, revealing it's origins to be a Zebrafrican invention for imprisonment purposes.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Inverted, Zecora has had dreams of her past lives in the G3 and G2 worlds due to the magical nexus the Everfree Forest grows over.
  • Magical Zebra: Though she refers to herself as an alchemist.
  • Offhand Backhand: Does this to a would-be assassin while escorting Fluttershy during the Gaia Festival.
  • Past-Life Memories: Has some memories of her past lives she got as dreams due to the magical nexus Everfree Forest grows over.
  • Reincarnation: Her religious beliefs include this, so she takes learning that she was Kimono in G3, who in turn was Mrs. Hackney in G2 very well.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: She's Zecora, it comes with the territory. Though in this case, it's explained to be a trait of various Zebra tribes including Chrysalis'.
  • Secret-Keeper: Pieces together that the 'nightmare' Luna pushed the events of the Rumors Arc into were real upon seeing the ear ring she gave Applebloom, being one of the few non-deities to know this.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Successfully pulled the Hi part on Twilight, Pinkie, and Princess Luna.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Thinks that she will only be assigned at Canterlot as Kifuko's Zebrafrican language and culture teacher while being unaware of the Crystal Empire's return.
    • Wonders why Equestria deems the usage of Obsidian Orbs/Gorgon Grenades immoral when she herself thinks that they keep their prisoners in petrification stasis which is usually considered the better alternative to a prison cell.
  • Witch Doctor: Though she dislikes the term 'Zebra Voodoo' and prefers to be called an alchemist.
  • You Are Not Alone: Twilight has to talk Zecora into going to one of the psychologists instead of just working over her trauma from the Day of Chaos alone.


  • Action Girl: Leader of the Wonderbolts and has military combat training. A former Corporal in fact, and could've made Sergeant.
  • Heroic BSoD: Went into one over the repeated failures of the Wonderbolts trying to save the day. Thankfully, Rainbow Dash breaks her out of it.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Apparently she's the most well-balanced Wonderbolt.
  • Military Brat: Her mother is former military, and she was in the Guard herself until she left to become a Wonderbolt.
  • Nice Mare: Shown in her interactions with various characters. This includes Dinky in Derpy's Reharmonized Chapters when the filly pokes her head through the railing to talk to her and she gladly chats with her.
  • Retired Badass: Well, Semi-Retired. She was in the guard and made the rank of EG3 Corporal note  and could have easily made Sergeant.
  • The Worf Effect: Deconstructed. The repeated times the Wonderbolts get hit with this ultimately take their toll on her confidence.

    Roseluck/Rosy Daze 

  • Always Someone Better: Rosy was this her best friend Ionica, albeit unintentionally.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Rosy was a scientist in love with the fantastic and had a tendency to keep score on things like explosions and prisons. Roseluck describes herself as a simple country pony, with no interest in ever leaving Ponyville, and has a fear of rabbits.
  • Deader Than Dead: From the Doctor's perspective, Rosy. Her past no longer exists and Roseluck has a completely different personality and history.
  • Fairy Godmother: Roseluck had one growing up, sort of. The Doctor's less than thrilled with the job title.
  • Green Thumb: Rosy's special talent was this, able to make any plant thrive. Roseluck's talent is basically the same, but only for flowers.
  • Happily Adopted: Roseluck, though she doesn't know it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Rosy performed this to rescue Ionica from the Eldritch Abomination she was planning to merge with - by merging with it herself and feeding it her personal timeline so Ionica would never become jealous enough to try and unleash the thing on reality in the first place.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Rosy and Ionica met through an incident as fillies that would have gotten Ionica killed if she'd been alone at the time. Fortunately, the Doctor decides to go back and save Ionica himself after Rosy's past is erased.
  • Not So Above It All: Rosy tended to complain about the Doctor being ridiculous, but she was a silly pony herself. Examples include playing dress-up with the Doctor's old outfits in the TARDIS and insisting they take turns on who goes first when running from things.
  • Retgone: Attempted a self-inflicted one on herself. The Doctor managed to save her regressed physical body before it disappeared.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Rosy had this due to traveling with the Doctor. Once she erases her past, she loses it until after her death.
  • Stable Time Loop: Her entire life as Roseluck is this: she grew up in Ponyville because the Doctor saw her adult self (who'd grown up in Ponyville) there, while he was trying to find a place for the regressed Rosy Daze to grow up.

    Bon Bon 

  • Always Identical Twins: Has an identical twin named Moth. Subverted, as Moth is actually a benign Changeling.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Seems to be the case with her and Lyra.
  • Mama Bear: Gets furious when Venus hurts Tootsie badly. Her reaction is part of WHY Tootsie has a Heel Realization, as her fury is identical to Venus'.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: During the Wedding, as she, Lyra, Moth, Minuette, and Twinkle Shine end up having to save their friend Moon Dancer and potentially Equestria from Queen Chrysalis, simply by being the ones to stumble on the invasion.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She plays a fairly small role during the Rumors Arc, but it's a big one overall: she accidentally causes Discord's partial Heel Realization by calling him out on his actions despite being rewritten into believing Discord was just misunderstood, which has a number of big impacts both in the arc and beyond.
  • Spanner in the Works: For Queen Chrysalis.
  • True Companions: With Lyra.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Inverted: her calling out Discord on his selfishness and evil despite being rewritten to think he was Not Evil, Just Misunderstood ended up inadvertently bringing Dissy to the surface, allowing him to begin screwing with his evil personality's plans.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Struggles with this during the Wedding Arc, due to not being a good fighter. Subverted in that she finds out a way to contribute via magic candy without needing to fight herself. Tootsie decidedly always thought of her as one though.


  • Crazy Enough to Work: Seems to be the case with her plans apparently.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bon Bon.
  • Magic Music: Already had some, but thanks to Cadence's blessing, she gains more of this trope in the Wedding Arc.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: During the Wedding, as she, Bon Bon, Moth, Minuette, and Twinkle Shine end up having to save their friend Moon Dancer and potentially Equestria from Queen Chrysalis, simply by being the ones to stumble on the invasion. More so than the others due to being the one who took intuitive in the matter.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Queen Chrysalis.
  • The Chosen One: Cadence knighted her as a Champion of Music.
  • True Companions: With Bon Bon.


  • Always Identical Twins: Is Bon Bon's identical twin sister. Subverted as she's actually a benign Changeling.
  • Becoming the Mask: Became Moth's 'sister' to get food to save herself, but ultimately came to see her and Lyra as her genuine family.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Is first introduced at the end of Mind Games, goes on to play an important role in the Wedding Arc.
  • Dirty Coward: Is too terrified of the Changeling's wrath to warn Equestria about the impending danger and her reaction to discovering the invasion is coming is to try and grab her adopted family and run. However, she does choose to help free Moon Dancer, and eventually works up the courage to reveal herself to help the group. However, the group is not happy she didn't tell them how to free their friends in the Wedding Hall instead of long after the fact.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted. The heroes might be willing to accept she's a good guy, but most of them have not forgiven her yet for withholding information that could've freed their brainwashed loved ones until after the fact. Fluttershy and Pinkie seem to have forgiven her though.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Lived peacefully in Ponyville living off of Bon Bon and Lyra's love for her, and is definitely a kindhearted person. However, she still believed her kind were monsters by nature until she was forced to reveal herself.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A reformed Changeling.
  • Heel Realization: Had one due to a combination of things causing her to realize the Changelings were wrong about ponies.
  • My Fist Forgives You: Is on the receiving end of this. Several times.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She is not proud of her former actions as a Changeling Gatherer.
    • She seems to feel this way about how her Dirty Coward status has effected things and how her actions hurt Bon Bon.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: During the Wedding, as she, Bon Bon, Lyra, Minuette, and Twinkle Shine end up having to save their friend Moon Dancer and potentially Equestria from Queen Chrysalis, simply by being the ones to stumble on the invasion. She also is the only one who knows anything about the enemy.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Finds out (and expected) the families of those your cowardliness kept in harms way are not going to be happy to learn of this, even if you're helping them now.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Is a Changeling, but on the heroes' side.
  • Warm Blood Bags Are Everywhere: Perceives Griffins as experiencing this before her Heel–Face Turn, and part of said face turn results from them completely spitting in the face of this belief with their actions.

    Lemon Hearts 

  • The Beast Master: Has a giant mutant lemon monster apparently called the Angry Mother Lemon. It turns out it's a Familiar and she has multiple ones.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's first mentioned offhandedly in the SA Arc, then shows up in time to join the Big Damn Heroes in the Wedding Arc.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We finally meet her in the Wedding Arc. Her first scene has her chasing a pair of Changelings down a hallway with a giant lemon monster screaming "HOW'S THAT FOR AN ANGRY MOTHER LEMON?!"...then happily greeting her friends.
  • Familiar: The Angry Mother Lemon is one. It's stated she's very talented at creating these. Notably it's stated she's quite kind to them and doesn't view them as expendable, even being sad when her Angry Mother Lemon is destroyed by General Hercules (even though she can make another).
    • It turns out she has at least two more types, an Angry Papa Lemon and Angry Baby Lemons.
    • And then she resurrects the Angry Mother Lemon as a Kaiju.
  • Hero of Another Story: During the Rumors Arc, she and a future version of the Doctor help save ponies.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her Special Talent apparently pertains to Lemons. She can also apparently use this talent to summon giant mutant lemon monsters. Said lemon monster proves strong enough to hold off General Hercules, what seems to be The Dragon to Chrysalis.
    • Her talented enough with it she got into Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns with it.
    • In the end, she helps defeat Hercules, The Dragon and the second strongest Changeling in existence. Once again, her power is lemons. She's just very good at finding ways to use it.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Like all Companions of a Doctor, she gets this, and thus is unaffected by Discord's endgame, actively helping her Doctor save ponies.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: Has this feeling after the adventures of the Wedding Arc. She ends up becoming one of the Doctor's companions.

    Moon Dancer 

  • And I Must Scream: Due to the brainwashing breaking down, it seems being under Chrysalis' control. She still considers it the worst memory of her entire life.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • By Queen Chrysalis. Unlike the others, Chrysalis forced her mind open instead of being let in, resulting in the brainwashing breaking down and nearly giving her brain damage.
    • Is also used to try and stop Flash Sentry's group from rescuing the Princesses by turning her into a more aggressive version of her canon self with.
  • Brainwash Residue: After being freed, she can't refer to Chrysalis as anything but 'Her Majesty' or other terms for awhile, despite otherwise being herself. She is very happy when she breaks free of this.
  • Loss of Identity: When Flash and co ask the rumors corrupted Moon Dancer how she'd react if they told her if she wasn't supposed to be this way and they were only their way to 'fix' her, the corrupted Moon Dancer then says she'll fight them to the death to protect this version of herself.
  • Old Flame: Is Spike's old crush before Rarity. Chrysalis uses this to brainwash him.
  • Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Due to the Changelings being unaware she's been freed, she's able to manipulate them by pretending to still be brainwashed.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: She doesn't like being complimented by Chrysalis for her Sheep in Wolf's Clothing act.

    Button Mash 

  • Back from the Dead: The Button Mash who fought alongside the Crusaders sacrificed his existence to save reality from the Rumors. The Elders decide to reward this sacrifice by merging his Shadow of Existence with the current Button Mash, resurrecting him in a sense.
  • Bag of Holding: Gets one of these as part of his video game based Personality Powers during the rumors. Though he loses it when the world is repaired.
  • Berserk Button: Don't damage his hat, it's very important to him. He stops holding back on Truffle the moment it gets destroyed. Downplayed, as he still keeps his senses enough to only destroy the hat he was getting powers from and hurt Truffle a little bit.
  • Break the Cutie: Discord did this with him as he did with most ponies. Thankfully his mother and Celestia helped him get back to normal.
  • Brought Down to Normal: As his Personality Powers were given by the Rumors, so he loses them after the Rumors are destroyed.
  • Cheerful Child: Generally a pretty happy kid.
  • The Chosen One: Was chosen by Havoc to be one of the keystones of his plan to counter Discord's, as him spreading RPG rules made Discord's Villain World run on them, giving the CMC a chance. However, the way the 'game' is set up makes him seem like an extra party member, since the CMC are also this trope.
  • Cool Hat: His beanie is magically powered and was a gift from his dad. It's destroyed during his fight with Truffle, but restored when reality is fixed, since that means it was never destroyed to begin with. It was a gift from his dad.
  • Cool Sword: Gets one made out of pixels as part of his video game themed powers.
  • Cosplay: Is into this to a degree. In the alternated reality, he and Sweetie did this as the in-universe Link analog and Princess Cadence (who is the in game counterpart of Zelda), and he dresses as Link while using his powers.
  • Doomed Home Town: Lampshaded and averted. His bubble is one of the few safe places left in Equestria after Discord's endgame thanks to Havoc's machinations.
  • The Drag-Along: Inverted. The CMC try to scare him out of coming along and playing this trope straight, but Button has none of it.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: His Heroic Sacrifice results in the Elders choosing to merge his Shadow of Existence with the current Button Mash as a reward, resurrecting him in a sense. As Sweetie Belle remembers what happens, this allows them to remain together.
  • Fake Memories: The alterations to reality in Discord's endgame make him think he's a member of the CMC and that he's dating Sweetie Belle. When Sweetie tries to explain that this is not true, he assumes she has amnesia. He eventually realizes it and doesn't take it all that well, but eventually gets through it and does the right thing.
  • Friendless Background: Due to being a bit of a shut-in, didn't make many friends. Changed by the reality alteration, as a member of the CMC.
  • Genre Savvy: Knows video games very well. Which comes in handy as, seemingly thanks to Havoc having him tell others about RPG rules, the corrupted world seems to have them as part of the setting.
  • Hammerspace: Gains this as one of his video game powers, complete with a holographic inventory.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Chooses to allow the world to be saved from the Rumors because it's what a true hero would do, even though it means that particular version of him will cease to exist. The Elders collectively decide to reward his sacrifice by merging his Shadow with the current one, resurrecting him in a sense.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: Gains a power up when he promotes his relationship with the Crusaders from friends to True Companions due to his video game powers.
  • Jumped at the Call: He couldn't be told to stay home, he jumped at the chance to help the CMC.
  • Nice Guy: He's a sweet kid and while he can get a bit caught up in his games, is a good friend especially to the CMC after befriending them.
  • Official Couple: With Sweetie Belle eventually. Thanks to the Elders, it sticks after the Cosmic Retcon.
  • Outside-Context Problem: In Rumors, as his video game Personality Powers mean he's running on video game logic in a world written to run by horror movie rules. Best shown with the Bloody Hooves, which simply were never programmed to fight somepony who could fight back and don't even have a 'death animation.'
  • Personality Powers: Gets video game-themed super powers during Discord's endgame, and due to his knowledge really knows how to use them. He will eventually become the God of Gaming, fitting this trope as well.
  • Plug 'n' Play Friends: Subverted. He thinks he was always the CMC's friend due to the reality alteration, but they don't feel the same or remember it. As a result, they have to become friends organically. This is ultimately kept in the new world, but with a fleshed out backstory where it happened.
  • Relationship Values: He gets the ability to see these during Rumors while reality is warped, and he gets video game powers... when he sees his and Sweetie Belle's is so low, he thinks Sweetie Belle must have lost her memory of him... rather than his memories of her being created by the reality warping. Button Mash eventually realizes the truth, but by that point, Sweetie Belle has begun to like him on her own. And the relationship meter has gone up accordingly.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Invoked. While he's protected from being corrupted by Discord's plan, he still believes he's always been the Crusader's friend and Sweetie Belle's coltfriend.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins up with the Crusaders on their way to save the world from Discord's endgame. Sticks after the Cosmic Retcon.
  • Straw Nihilist: Discord turned him into one during the Day of Chaos, where he believed that no one's actions or choices mattered since everything would die in the end, and even believed the sky was an illusion to hide that fact the universe was already dead. It took a while for his mother to help him appreciate life again.
  • The Team Wannabe: Played with. He's this trope only be virtue of his altered memories telling him he'd always been part of the Crusaders group. He becomes a true part of them in the restored world.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to his moonrock he brought home with Celestia and some interference by Havoc, he's protected from Discord's plans and ends up getting video game based powers and fighting skills.


  • Easily Forgiven: Defied with Silver Spoon, but played straight with Applebloom after Applebloom kind of forgot about her (Applebloom is aware of this). Tootsie uses this as an excuse to split her and Truffle up, when in fact it was deep down a selfish attempt to get Truffle for herself.
  • The Grovel: Somewhat wanted this from Silver Spoon, but Silver Spoon decided to just become The Atoner.
  • Official Couple: With Truffle which Tootsie really doesn't like and uses the rumors to make him her coltfriend and unknowingly condemns Twist to a very unpleasant situation until the CMC save her.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Wanted nothing to do with Silver Spoon after her redemption until she was convinced otherwise.
  • Speech Impediment: Has a lisp, as in canon.
  • Unknown Rival: Seems completely oblivious to the fact Tootsie is in love with Truffle as well and jealous of her for it. There's no indication she ever learns of it.

    Sunny Days 

  • God in Human Form: Was previously a form of Celestia, but Discord's endgame made her her own entity.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Is a tabloid journalist, but one of the few nice ones. Because she was Celestia, until Discord's endgame made her real.
  • Literal Split Personality: Was originally simply an Avatar of Celestia, but Discord's endgame made her her own being.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Like Flash Sentry, she's mostly unaltered by Discord's endgame, but forgets she's an Avatar of Celestia and became an independent being.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She thought she was a real being, and has a breakdown when Celestia, turned evil by the Rumors, points out the holes in her memories.

    Triangle Crown 

    Neatly Spell 
The younger sister of Arcane Spell.
  • Break the Cutie: Implied that whatever Diamond did to her ended up doing this to her, as even after it was undone she wasn't able to convey much due to the toll on her. She does eventually recover though.
  • Cheerful Child: Diamond wanders if Pinkie cloned herself upon meeting her.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: We never learn what Diamond, or Discord through Diamond, did to her, except it took the Elements to fix it.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in two chapters, but has a fairly big impact on Diamond and what happened to her ended up being part of the reason Blueblood and her sister ended up finding Cadence in the mines.

    Weaver, Diver, and Bombardier 

  • Ambiguously Human:
    • There's some implication they're actually heroic Changelings like Moth is.
    • It turns out they're Changelings who defected when they were very young.
  • Berserk Button: Discovering the Changelings had infiltrated the guard did not sit well with them due to them.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Weaver swipes a vial of Kabuto's One-Winged Angel potion and injects herself with it, allowing her to transform into a gigantic creature to fight him head on. However, due to her not being altered like Kabuto, she can't handle it and using it nearly kills her (which she knew using it). Thankfully, Garnet saves her life.
  • Defector from Decadence: Their family were apparently part of one of the groups that caused trouble in Zebrafrica during its more turmoil filled years. They realized this and ran for it when they were young, getting away from it. This group was actually the Changelings.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Invoked. They went out of their way to prove that Changelings didn't have to steal love and break the law to survive, instead choosing to live peacefully in Equestria and operate by the law, surviving off of shared love instead of stolen.
  • Happily Adopted: Are orphans from Zebrafrica who were adopted in Equestria. Not only are they perfectly content with this, they worry about their foster parents during the invasion.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Weaver injects herself with Kabuto's One-Winged Angel serum to fight him off, fully knowing that without his modifications it will kill her. Thankfully, Garnet saves her life, but she didn't know that at the time.
  • My Greatest Failure: They view their failing to see Chrysalis' invasion coming in time to stop it as this, as their plan was to stop it when they saw it'd come too far to turn back.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: They're Changelings who realized ponies weren't cattle and chose to defect and prove Changelings don't need to STEAL love by taking the Friendly Neighborhood Vampire approach.
  • Official Couple: Both Weaver and Diver are in relationships, just not with each other.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Bombardier is actually female, but due to Changelings not caring about the sex of their alternate forms, she prefers a male pony form.
  • Sixth Ranger: Serves as this for Misfit Actual during the Wedding, due to being some of the only guards not thrown out by Shining's spell.
  • Sibling Team: They're triplets and Royal Guards.
  • Tomboy: Weaver, who's not the most girly of ponies.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Equestria. They were never changeling infiltrators, but instead genuinely joined the Guard to try and do the right thing. Their magic color is even orange because their loyalty to Celestia is genuine.

    Flash Sentry 

  • Big Brother Instinct: Worries about his little brother when danger strikes.
  • Hero of Another Story: It's clear he's on some adventure of his own, but we don't know much about it. He, Golden Tiara, and Sunny Days end up having to traverse a twisted Canterlot in the Rumors Arc.
  • Immune to Fate: Is unaffected by Discord's endgame because, in Rota Fortuna's own words, 'his page is in another book of fate.'
  • Non-Linear Character: There's some implication he's the human Flash Sentry from the future who somehow ended up in the past Equestria.
  • No-Sell: The rumors simply don't work on him because they work by rewriting your fate, but his fate isn't written in Equestria's book for it to alter.
  • The Power of Rock: He can weaponize guitar music. Having lived through the events of Rainbow Rocks, he vowed to never be again be controlled by Mind-Control Music, so he trained himself to fight back.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Discord's endgame and Nythy's Nightmare Forces attack. Unlike Button Mash, the CMC, and Daring Do, he's not part of any counter plan by the pantheon. His being Immune to Fate is due to something completely different, and he chose to interfere and help rescue Luna and Celestia all on his own.
  • The Slow Path: Is trapped several years in the past from his perspective and in Equestrian, and has to wait until the events of the Equestria Girls movies to get home.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: His response to Twilight assuming he's from Columbia to cover for the fact he's actually from the Equestria Girls universe.
  • Trapped in the Past: Is from the Equestria Girls universe several years in the future, but is currently trapped in Season 2 Equestria and has to take The Slow Path back home.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When several stallions possessed by the rumors attempted to rape Golden Tiara, he completely snapped and beat them within an inch of their lives.

    Spirits of Dark Magic 

  • Anti-Villain: Turns out that they were born from Amicitia's sacrifice and the countless Twilight Sparkles she'd absorbed and were 'born orphans'. Rarity recognizes this and effectively merges her soul with them to temper and complete them, potentially removing this problem.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: When they give Nightmare Manacle her power back, it's represented this way. Though Manacle didn't feel so.
  • Blessed with Suck: Having them 'play' with you. On one hand, you get godly power that could let you remake the world and is the 'quick' way to becoming a Alicorn if you're purified...but you're also driven insane as a result. Which is why despite it being the 'quick way to Alicornhood', it's not the recommended one. At all.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: They view creating Nightmares as 'playing' with mortals and have no actual malicious intent. They're notably upset by Diamond trying to throw away her mother's love, as they were 'born orphans'.
  • Creepy Child: All of them manifest as children.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dark Magic isn't so much evil as runs on negative emotions, which many ponies have trouble controlling.
  • Deal with the Devil: Subverted. They get nothing in return and just view it as playing. And it's possible for ponies to use dark magic for good particularly notable is Luna (before she became Nightmare Moon) and Sweetie Belle. It's just when accepting becoming a Nightmare that things go south.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: The females wear this.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even they're upset by Diamond's treatment of Golden during the final battle, as they've wanted nothing but their mother since they were born.
  • Evil Wears Black: They all dress in funeral attire. Semi-subverted, since they're not exactly evil.
  • Expy: Of the Clara Dolls, right down to each representing an emotion.
  • Fusion Dance: Rarity merges with them, both freeing them from Nhilis and completing them, allowing them to realize what they've done is wrong and desire to change for the better.
  • Heel Realization: Rarity merging her soul with them gives them the capability to realize what they were doing was wrong and they apologize for the damage they've caused and try to do better.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Look like pony foals, but their power and general vibe makes it clear they're not.
  • Obliviously Evil: Despite being the source of power for Nightmares, they don't seem to comprehend doing so as any more than a game. Word of God has even said they're not evil, just dangerous. Rarity merging her soul with them subverts this as it gave them the capacity to realize they were in the wrong and they apologize for what they've done.
  • Pieces of God: Like Interviewers and Shining, they're pieces of Amicitia. Specifically the parts that used to be all the Twilight Sparkles Eclipse absorbed.
  • Stable Time Loop: They created Eclipse...who would then go on to be absorbed by Amicitia and travel back to the beginning of time and eventually create Shining Armor, creating the Spirits in the first place.
  • Super Empowering: Are the ones who give Nightmares their power. Notably, they don't CONTROL the Nightmare, just give them the power.

    Love Cats/Cat Tribe/Luvcats 
A tribe of cat-like beings that live in Wuvey-Duvey Land.
  • Adaptational Badass: Are basically an entire army of Pinkie Pies. It's explained that the Changelings wiped them out so easily in canon because they didn't know they were a threat. They do here. They also beat Pitcher Plant's attack on them as well.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Love Cats and their kingdom comes from Issue #3 of the official MLP IDW comics, particularly the "The Return of the Chrysailis."
  • I Have Many Names: The Luvcats have many names. Their kingdom goes by many names as well.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A tribe of adorable little sapient cats.
  • Spared Bythe Adaptation: Due to Chrysalis' defeat and them later defeated Pitcher Plant, they survived unlike in canon.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: They're basically a civilization of Pinkie Pies. Justified, as Pinkie Pie's potential future Alicorn self created them and they literally worship her.


  • Actual Pacifist: He can't stand violence, and did everything in his power to avoid harming anyone during the invasion. He was ostracized by his people for this.
  • The Atoner: He never actually hurt anyone, but his involvement in the invasion is a huge source of shame for him. This leaves him too guilt-ridden to believe that he personally can ever live with ponies and exile himself, but it's implied Spike will become his friend one day in the future.
  • Conscription: Was forced into the army due to his hatred of violence being considered a sign of insanity. It was either that, being executed, or being "cured". Someone volunteered him, so he didn't have a choice.
  • Defector from Decadence: As in canon, he defected from the Changeling swarm during the invasion.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: It turns out he was the statue in the church the mane six and company were hiding in the entire time.
  • Mutant: His unusual coloring is a result of being one of these. He also has an added mutation he kept secret: he can shapeshift into anything, including inanimate objects, something other changelings can't do.
  • Token Heroic Orc: As in canon, he's a pacifist Changeling.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He is a Changeling after all. However, he's also a Deviant who's capable of turning into anything, inanimate objects included. He kept that last part secret out of fear that Chrysalis would attempt to use him as a secret weapon.

    Morgan Midsummer-Night 
Trixie's mother.
  • All the Other Reindeer: The other mage unicorns in Hoofington are shown to be distrusting and demeaning towards her for her special talent being destruction.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Has dark magic focused on Destruction as her special talent, but is undoubtedly a good guy.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The mages that mock and antagonize her are very much aware of how powerful she is and the kind of damage she can do. Thankfully for them, she's also a believer in With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.
  • Chess Motifs: Her Cutie Mark is a Queen chess piece. She says it is because the Queen is the most powerful and destructive piece.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Is a firm believer of this. Good thing too, given how powerful she is. She actually feels this is what her Cutie Mark is actually symbolizes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Is noted as looking very much like what one would expect a villain to look like and her Special Talent is dark Destruction magic, but she's a morally good person who's very responsible with her power.
  • Good Parents: She loves her children and just wants the best for them and encourages Trixie to go out and have fun with her new friends.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Her Special Talent is Destruction. When she appears during the Princess Gaia Arc, she's shown capable of annihilating a large amount of Gaia's army on her own. We eventually see her 'training spot', and it's revealed she singlehandedly created a quarry in the ground with it.
  • Power of the Void: Her dark magic seems to revolve around this, and some lines indicate it may be channeling Entropy herself.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: Her Special Talent is destruction. She's a master of it to the point of being able to carve rock into weapons with surprising quickness.

    Moon Tribe 
A tribe of creatures that live on the moon. They take care of the lunar castle, which is Luna's vacation home.
  • The Corruption: When Luna became Nightmare Moon and banished into the moon, she lied and corrupted the Moon Tribe into preparing for controlling Equestria once she was freed. When Luna was freed of her corruption, she went back to the moon to heal the tribe of their corruption. Deep down, however, the Moon Tribe actually did not want to follow with Nightmare Moon's plans, and were relieved that the plans were dropped.
  • Lunarians: They inhabit the moon, taking care of Luna's little vacation castle. However, Luna's domain is not where they originally come from, and even they forgot because so much time has past. Only Luna and Celestia are aware of their history.
  • Mysterious Past: The moon was not their original home, but so much time has passed that even they forgot where they originally came from.

    Shadows of Existence 

  • Back from the Dead: Apple Bloom, while she was The Omnipotent, resurrected all the G3 ponies who had yet to Reincarnate in Pinkie Pie's G3 park.
  • Black Speech: Whenever they speak, it's written with their dialog crossed out, signifying how they don't actually exist.
  • Came Back Strong: If they fuse with a compatible mortal, they normally add their traits to the new being that results.
  • Came Back Wrong: Implied to be the case if they fuse with an incompatible mortal, especially if the Shadow was a Concept.
  • Empty Shell: Their Lights of Existence returned to Fauna Luster, leaving them this.
  • Expy: Have a lot of similarities to the Nobodies.
  • Fusion Dance: Can fuse with ponies who exist. If they're compatible with the pony, they become one and add their traits to that pony, if the Shadow was a Concept, their concept is reconstituted. While unseen so far, if they're incompatible the results are stated to be not pretty. When a Draconequus is born, or a Demi-Draconequus becomes a full one, a multitude of Shadows fuse with them at once (by being eaten). Entropy can also fuse a multitude of these into Nightmare Legion and has in the past.
  • The Heartless: Their Lights of Existence are gone, leaving them as literally this trope for the pony they originally were.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They look like translucent colored shadows of the creatures they once were, but are not ponies anymore, being shadows of those who were erased from existence, and very dangerous for your average mortal.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Most of them simply want to exist and be normal ponies again.
  • Jerkass: Most of them act very mean-spirited and aggressive. Justified, as they lost their hearts when they were erased.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: The remaining G3 Shadows do this to Razzaroo when she ascends to Concepthood, as her ascension makes a part of their erased world one of the pillars of reality.
  • Painting the Medium: When they speak, their dialogue is always crossed out.
  • Pet the Dog: Some of them have their moments, Puzzlemint especially. According to Loose Canon, they also bow to Razzaroo and genuinely thank her when she ascends.
  • Our Souls Are Different: They're technically half of the soul of the pony they came from.
  • Ret-Gone: All of them were created this way: whenever a person is erased from existence, their Shadow ends up in Oblivion.
  • Tragic Monster: They're normally created by very tragic circumstances and loath what they are now and their inability to feel emotions.
  • Un-person: Even their names can no longer be said, and are written crossed out.
  • Was Once a Man: They used to be ponies and other beings who got erased from existence.

    Ponies of Sunny Town 

  • And I Must Scream: They've been zombies for 1,000 years as punishment for murdering Ruby.
  • Awful Truth: Applejack's truth vision forces them to face the lie they've been telling themselves for a thousand years — that they were justified in killing Ruby because they thought she had the Cutie Pox. No matter what they thought they were doing, they murdered an innocent filly for getting her cutie mark, based on nothing more than fear. As long as they keep lying to themselves that they had no choice in doing it, they'll never be free of their curse.
  • Self-Inflicted Hell: Their curse will remain as long as they believe they were right to murder Ruby for getting her cutie mark.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In at least one timeline, Apple Bloom wandering into Sunny Town and becoming a zombie, and Twilight frantically denying that curses are real even after seeing the cursed Apple Bloom with her own eyes, is the trigger that turns Applejack into Nightmare Mirror.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite their crime, the Mane Six want them to get their heads out of their flanks, realize what they did was wrong and redeem themselves so their suffering can end.
  • Transplant: Originally from Story of the Blanks.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Princess Gaia is able to reverse the town's curse and make Sunny Town's residents living ponies again when she brings them under her thrall. But as soon as she stops being Princess Gaia/Nightmare Whisper and becomes Fluttershy again, the curse returns, turning Sunny Town's residents into zombies again and dragging them back to where they belong.


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