EquestriaIn the Lunaverse, Equestria is a large nation located towards the center of the continent of Cissanthema, ruled over by Princess Luna and her Night Court. It is generally considered to be the most powerful nation on the continent, though it has its strengths and weaknesses like any other nation.
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Pegasus. Mother of Rainbow Dash, works for the Posey family.
Pegasus. Wealthy weather industrialist, father of Fluttershy
- Overprotective Dad: His daughter wants to live on the ground? Sure, he just arranges somepony to watch over her... by making sure her closest friend moves there to take care of her. In "At the Grand Galloping Gala", Max and Fragrant Posey speculate this might have been an attempt at making things up to Fluttershy for his previous attempts at getting her into the Night Court.
A strange forest next to Ponyville in which the plants and animals take care of themselves, without needing pony caretakers. Location of the ancient Castle of the Alicorn Sisters.
The Changeling Ocellus
A changeling drone that appears one Nightmare Night while Dinky, Snails, Twist, and Pipsqueak are trick-or-treating. First appears in The 'Ling from Another World. The last chapter reveals, in its title, that it is actually Ocellus, prior to any kind of changeling reform in the Lunaverse.
- A Day in the Limelight: Ocellus' Ordinary Day, taking place several months after she first arrives in Equestria.
- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: She can turn her head 180-degrees, at least. If she's anything like Chrysalis from canon, she might be able to rotate her limbs in any way, even without shapeshifting.
- Aesop Amnesia: In Ocellus Ordinary Day, it occurs to her briefly that she should be less gluttonous with all the available love in Ponyville. In the very next scene, she gallivants through Ponyville singing a song about how much she loves the taste of love, and drinking love from everypony she meets.
- Antagonist Title: She is the titular monster in her debut fic.
- Apologetic Attacker: After she's defeated and driven away by the foals, she says sorry just before running off into the Everfree Forest.
- She apologizes again after Snails saves her life.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: As a changeling, she's this by default. Since in the Lunaverse changelings haven't reformed yet, she appears as a normal drone, with a black chitinous hide, large fangs, and covered in holes.
- Bug Buzz: She buzzes and hisses when she speaks, At least while still starving to death. Once Ocellus gets a full meal, she can speak normally.
- Catchphrase: HUNGRY!
- Darker and Edgier: Certainly moreso than anything else that foals have faced in the Luanverse thus far, anyway. The changeling terrifies Dinky, Snails, Twist, and Pipsqueak for an entire night, albeit somewhat unintentionally, but nevertheless to the point that the foals are actively fighting her with intent to cause her harm, due to how much danger they're in. However, it's also played with a bit. Ocellus didn't actively mean to harm them and just wanted to feed on their emotions.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Because she had nothing personal against any of the foals, and especially because Snails saved her life, Ocellus is quick to try and make friends with Snails. Despite everything that she'd put him through, he barely hesitates in taking her up on it.
- As we learn in Ocellus' Ordinary Day, however, it's not quite friendship. Ocellus has difficulty seeing ponies as anything but sources of the love she needs to eat. That being said, Snails is the only pony she doesn't feed on at every opportunity.
- Emotion Eater: Again, like all changelings. She craves love the most, but can taste and enjoy other emotions like happiness and satisfaction as well. Negative emotions like anger and fear taste bad, and hate is actually poisonous to her.
- Expy: Of the Thing from the film of the same name, as a shapeshifting monster who's presence creates paranoia in its victims (in her first story, anyway). She also bears some similarities to Pennywise, as an emotion-eating monster targeting children.
- Gluttony Montage: In Chapter 3 of Ocellus' Ordinary Day, within the context of the fact that, for Ocellus, love and food are the same thing, anyway. It even comes complete with a song and dance routine!
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Throughout the first four chapters of The 'Ling from Another World and for most of the epilogue, the narrative refers to the as-yet unnamed Ocellus as an "it" when in her true form. The foals are a bit too busy trying to make it through the night to think about finding out if she has a sex. Once Ocellus has been fed enough love to not be hungry anymore and can actually think again, and settles down to talk with Snails, the narrative starts using she/her instead.
- Non-Malicious Monster: We get insights into her thought process, such as they are while starving, and know that she's not actively evil...just starved to the point of barely being able to think, and viewing foals as easy targets. When defeated, she apologizes before running off to hide.
- Obsessed with Food: Throughout Ocellus' Ordinary Day, her principal concern and motivation is to find things to eat, both solid food and love. She isn't very picky, either (at least by pony standards), having to remind herself that she shouldn't eat ponies' pets.
- Odd Friendship: With Snails, after he saves her from poison and starvation. Sort of, anyway, it isn't fully reciprocated on Ocellus' part since she has a hard time seeing ponies as anything other than food. Snails is the only pony she doesn't feed from at every opportunity, however.
- With the Sirens (see below) as well, though this is somewhat less odd, as Ocellus observes that since both are predators that see ponies as food, she actually has more in common with them than with ponies.
- Overly Long Tongue: Two feet, and forked. Her tongue is also what she uses to "eat" emotions.
- Partial Transformation: Briefly has Pipsqueak's form but for her natural blue eyes, fangs, and forked tongue, when trying to scare Dinky away.
- She can do this at will, and the fact that she can look like a pony but retain her changeling tongue is a vital part of her hunting strategy in Ponyville.
- Picky Eater: By changeling standards, anyway, a result of the plentiful food in Equestria, which allows her to "spoil" herself. Changelings can metabolize anything organic and are forced to on their homeworld, but Ocellus doesn't like the taste of meat and has to mix various emotional tastes with sticks, twigs, and dead leaves to find them palatable. This emphatically does not apply to love, however. She'll eat all the love, in any form, she can get her tongue on.
- She still contemplates eating Rarity's cat Opalescence, but more out of revenge for being scratched by her. But, pets are not to be eaten.
- The Power of Hate: How she's defeated in The 'Ling from Another World, the foals focusing all their fear, anger, and hate at her. She reacts to negative emotions like they taste bad, including retching and heaving, and hate itself is actively poisonous to her and nearly killed her. However, Word of God is that this probably wouldn't work on a changeling that wasn't starving and more able to control the emotions it was eating.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: Like all changelings, she does have a true form, but she spends most of The 'Ling from Another World and Ocellus' Ordinary Day in disguise.
- She has to be conscious to remain shapeshifted. When asleep, she naturally reverts to her true form. This is a problem for her, a changelings are terrible at retaining body heat...and it's winter in Equestria.
- Squishy Wizard: Maybe. She can shapeshift, of course, and can use telekinesis like a unicorn, but...Twist points out that if she was strong enough to stand up to the four foals, then she wouldn't need to be in disguise. Indeed, when the four foals finally fight Ocellus directly, they put up a pretty good fight, and have her on the defensive more often than not. Whether this is because she's starving and in no condition to fight, or if four foals really are a more than a match for a changeling drone, is up in the air.
- Super Spit: She can spit out a variety of oozes. One is caustic and eats through metal; another can harden into a tough but pliable substance, which she uses to line her lairs, as well as to attempt to trap Dinky.
- Sympathy for the Devil: As the foals surround her and direct all their negative emotions at her, Snails can't help but realize that she's not really a monster, just something that's scared and hungry, and he can't help but feel sorry for her.
- When, a few days later, Snails comes across Ocellus dying from both hunger and being poisoned by hate, Snails feels sorry enough for her to literally throw himself on her and give her love so that she can live instead. This actually works out very well for both parties.
- Token Heroic Orc: So far, the only changeling who is not (deliberately) evil and smug. She's just looking for food.
- That being said, she has difficulty thinking of ponies other than Snails as food, and the principle thing keeping her from doing things like draining ponies dry of love, or eating their pets (or them), is lack of need. She has no moral compunction against it, however, solely excepting where Snails is concerned or if she thinks it would hurt her relationship with him.
- Villains Want Mercy: For a given value of "villain", anyway. When the foals finally have her cornered and are focusing their anger, fear, and hate on her, she begs them to stop due to it hurting so much. Later, when dying, she begs Snails to help it.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like all changelings...however she seemed to 'hiccup' when scared, partially transforming from Pipsqueak when Dinky was yelling at what she thought was the real Pipsqueak.
Three sirens who live in the Everfree Forest. Surprisingly pleasant for beings who want to lure ponies into a river so that they can drown, and then eat them. Their names are Allegro Gleam, Canata Gloom and Chorus Glow.
- Affably Evil: Canata and Chorus are more-or-less genial. Allegro not so much, but she's starving hungry and they're talking to the food.
- Does Not Like Spam: They hate fish, which is why they can't just live off them.
- Enthralling Siren: Well, duh.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Allegro declined to eat Fluttershy because... well, she's Fluttershy. Also, if they had, half the forest would've been after them for revenge.
- Meaningful Name: Their names are thematically the opposite of those other Sirens.
- No Name Given: Up until Ocellus' Ordinary Day, they were only identified by their eye-colors. As that story notes, trying to eat anyone who walks past makes giving your name difficult. Allegro is the red eyed one, Canata the yellow, and Chorus the teal.
- Odd Friendship: Chorus refuses to attack Steven Magnet, because he likes him.
- All three of them with Ocellus. The sirens or Ocellus would both, under the right circumstances, happily eat the other with little regret, but as long as Ocellus can help them hunt better and Ocellus can snack on their positive emotions to garnish the taste of solid food, theyre also quite happy to get along.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Only trying to get some lunch out of ponies.
- The Cameo: Make a brief return in Title Match
- Those Three Villains
An urban city.
Unicorn. Dinky Doo and and Amethyst Star's father. Cheated on his wife, May Bell, with Ditzy Doo (which is how Dinky was born).
- Your Cheating Heart: Had the gall to cheat on his wife right in front of her and his daughter.
Manetelli and Mareio Luca
Two mafiosi who are abducted by Volk's group and almost killed.
- Asshole Victim: To the point where Raindrops is genuinely tempted to just let them die.
- Dirty Coward
- Distressed Dude: They put in a death trap.
- Enemy Mine: Subverted. Despite Volk's group trying to kill both them and Max, they not only skip out on helping Max against them, but Manetelli actually tries to flee entirely.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Manetelli allows Max to save his life so that he can be taken back to jail, then pulls a knife and tries to flee arrest. Fortunately, Max's backup was waiting outside.
- Karmic Death: They both almost get one from Volk's group, and Mareio additionally almost gets one from Raindrops.
Unicorn. Castor Cut's ex-wife and Amethyst Star's mother. Divorced Castor Cut after his affair with Ditzy was revealed.
Zebra/pony hybrid who bears a grudge against Trixie for reporting on his criminal brother to the police.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He sprinkles Apple Bloom with poison joke just because she asked if he was a hobo.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When he loses, he is approached by Zecora and offered a position at Corona's side. He refuses on the grounds that although he dislikes Luna's choice of apprentices, she is still a fair and competent ruler and that although he is a lawbreaker, he draws the line at treason.
- Irrational Hatred: Hates Trixie for turning his brother in for a robbery he tried to commit. The rest of the family believes in a karma-like concept, so they don't outright hate her though. He also seems to associate that hate with her friends.
- After the Mayor kicks him out of town, he summons monsters to attack Ponyville.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Part of what makes him a Not-So-Harmless Villain is the fact that with Voodoo, it's often hard to tell how much of it is actual power and how much is simply smoke and mirrors, or altered Poison Joke. Trixie says he could still be a threat if only about a tenth of what he did had any actual power to it.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite the below, he is skilled in Voodoo that Trixie knows is not to be taken lightly and has affected a certain number of characters negatively.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Believes himself to be Trixie's Nemesis. Trixie just thinks he's a pest.
- Smug Snake
- Squishy Wizard: Does not appear to be very strong, and Mayor Mare punches him out at one point.
- Villain Song: Sings a song taken almost word for word from Anastasia when summoning monsters to attack Ponyville. When it's over, he quickly leaves because he doesn't know where the chorus came from.
Moonsinger and Sky Shaper
Unicorn and Pegasus, Trixie's aunt and uncle, respectively.
- Gratuitous French: Or Prench, as it were. They speak with the same pidgin Prench Trixie does when she's Lulamoon.
- Innocently Insensitive: During Apprenticeship, Moonsinger comments that Luna's good with kids, not knowing how much this stings her.
- Parental Substitute: They took Trixie in when Crescent Starshine died, and raised her.
Earth pony magician, Trixie's grandfather
- Badass Normal: He had the exact same Cutie Mark and talent as Trixie, and was one of the most accomplished magicians in Equestria, and he was an earth pony.
- Lies to Children: According to Trixie, he said she had more talent as a foal than he did at her age. Apprenticeship has Luna speculate this might have been not entirely true.
- Posthumous Character: He died when Trixie was a foal, just shortly after she earned her Cutie Mark.
- Racist Grandma: She would rather Max stick to his own tribe for romantic relationships.
See 'Canterlot: Royalty and Nobility'
Mayor of Sadlzburg, Nulpar's biggest town.
Max's former marefriend
Filly fangirl of Trixie's
- Anti-Magic: She's got an inverted horn.
- Determinator: She snuck out of her house and went all the way to Ponyville by herself to ask Trixie for help.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in front of a magically charged lightning bolt for Trixie. Fortunately, she manages to survive.
- Asshole Victim: Sawdust sets him up to go to jail, but he definitely had it coming, and no-one's sorry to see him go.
- Jerkass: All indications are Sawblade was generally awful to everyone, family included. Sawdust notes it's probably not a coincidence he set up the operation right on Oaton's doorstep, and figures he did that just to spite his daughter.
- Strong Family Resemblance: His son Sawdust looks like a younger him. And a few of his traits get passed on through his daughter Picturesque.
Unicorn, Sawblade's son, who replaced him after Trixie got him removed
- A Father to His Men: Is very protective of his Lumber Guild ponies, and is concerned that the end result of Oaton's events would put them out of a job. When setting up Sawblade, he made sure that as few ponies got into trouble for his deeds.
- For Happiness: His general end goal is to make his sister and her family happier. He just doesn't take into consideration that they're plenty happy at the moment.
- Heroic Sacrifice: While not fatal, he overchannels to dispel the Whisper of Tirek.
- Manipulative Bastard: The whole plot of Oaton starts because of one of his schemes. He turns out to have manipulated Baron Flouting, Trixie, the Copper Coins, and Picturesque as part of an elaborate scheme. The first involved ruining his father so he could take over the guild, then planning to use Tarnished's family name and money to turn Oaton into a major city.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He's more than a little grossed out by the thought of Picturesque and Sheaf doing it with help from magic he'd taught Sheaf.
- Nice Hat: Wears the typical bowler hat of a Lumber Guild worker.
- The Stoic: He usually appears very calm, regardless of the situation.
- Visionary Villain: Visionary jerk, at best, really, but his end game is to make Oaton a major city.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Sheaf. The guy getting his sister pregnant with Bushel ended that.
Unicorn mayor of Oaton, Picturesque's husband and Bushel's father
- Motive Decay: He started off sharing Sawdust's desire to modernise Oaton, but then Bushel came along, and he completely forgot all about that in favour of Oaton's isolationism.
- Power Perversion Potential: Used sound-blocking magic to hide him and Picturesque going at it from Sawblade
- Religion of Evil: Oaton was founded by Tirek cultists looking for a place to hide from Luna. Over the years, this has been forgotten, leaving behind nothing more than a vague tradition of isolationism.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Sawdust.
Archduke Bobbing FisherSee under Night Court of Luna: Royalty and Nobility
Head of security for Fisher Mining. Recruited for Volk's conspiracy
- The Big Guy: And how.
- The Brute: Cheerilee can barely damage him, and even Raindrops doesn't want to go hoof-to-hoof with him. She only beats him because the arena is rigged with bombs that he's not smart enough to dodge.
- Dumb Muscle
- Enfante Terrible: While he is an adult, he has the mind of a child
- Husky Russkie
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong
- Psychopathic Manchild: Can come off this way, although he's so childlike he genuinely doesn't understand what he's doing is wrong.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: In addition to being one of the strongest non-alicorn characters in the Lunaverse, he's also got a mortar spell that was strong enough to annihilate heavy-duty train rail.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Insofar as he's capable of having intentions, he seems to genuinely think that he's doing the right thing by getting rid of the 'bad' ponies.
Lord Mayor of Stalliongrad.
Head of Fisher Security. Big sister of Goliath
- Always a Bigger Fish: Juggernaut is apparently even bigger and tougher than Goliath.
- Husky Russkie
- The Juggernaut: Well, duh.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong
Representative of the Night Court to Stalliongrad. Married to Archduke Fisher. Sister of Hirsute Lord.
Null pony. A quiet and loving physician.
- Anti-Magic: All null ponies are immune to unicorn magic.
Bounty Beaux Baker
4-winged pegasus. A disciplined and stern baker.
Half-windigo, half-pegasus foal. Abandoned by relatives when his mother was in the hospital, he's found refuge in the Vault.
- An Ice Pony: His body is partially formed of ice, including an eye, a wing, two legs, and part of his tail.
Earth pony-unicorn hybrid. A silly and energetic scientist.
Pegasus-unicorn hybrid. A hard-working and dedicated artist.
Sea pony. A refined and regal crown princess who was deposed in a coup
TIM (real name Titan Invincibleus Monarch)
Descendant of King Sombra. An irreverent and wise-cracking novelist who enjoys the occasional prank.
- Super Smoke: His inherited power from Sombra.