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The "new" Mane Six.note 
The six central protagonists of the Lunaverse.
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  • Action Girl: They're all mares who pull double duty as the Elements of Harmony, it'd be weirder if they weren't this trope.
  • Adaptational Badass: Lifted from background and minor characters into heroes.
  • Authority in Name Only: Their distinction as the Elements of Harmony doesn't give them much political clout.
    • Slightly changed as of the end of At the Grand Galloping Gala. They have what's known as the Right of Approach, which means that if they want to see Luna, only she can turn them away - they can't be stymied by secretaries, guards, or whatever. Previously only Equestria's viceroys have had this power.
    • Averted entirely on Trixie's part, even before that, since she's Luna's representative in Ponyville.
  • Badass Normal: Compared to the canon Mane Six (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie most of all), most of the Luna Six are relatively normal ponies who are the Elements of Harmony.
  • The Determinator: None of them, not even the languid Trixie, are quitters.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While most of them were at least familiar with each other beforehand, it was the shared adventure against Corona that truly brought them together.
  • Five Mare Band: Although the divide isn't clean and there is significant overlap depending upon the situation.
  • Protocol Peril: They have a particularly bad habit of mouthing off to ponies and authority figures they really shouldn't (like the paranoid and controlling vicerein, or the paranoid king of a paranoid kingdom). Except, funnily enough, Trixie (the only one trained in statespony-ship), who in these instances desperately tries to get the others to stop talking before they have someone else out for them.
  • Theory Tunnelvision: Prior to The Return of Tambelon, they were all completely incapable of seeing Corona as anything other than a scheming, malicious monster who needs to be put back in the sun. It's most pronounced with Ditzy, though she does at least have a reason.
    • And, admittedly, their only real experience with Corona up until that point involved Corona threatening to slaughter captive children, attempting to murder them all, and boasting about how it is all "for their own good." Them having a tiny bit of ill will towards her is understandable.
  • True Companions: It takes a little while, and a bit of infighting, to get there, but the Lunaverse Six are pretty much inseparable afterwards.
  • Vague Age: All of them are somewhere in or around the young adult area. Cheerilee is the oldest, and Raindrops is slightly younger than all the others, but beyond that it's a toss-up.

    Trixie Lulamoon 

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The Element of Magic, the personal student of Princess Luna an the representative of her Night Court to Ponyville. Trixie is extroverted, but abrasive; outgoing, yet insecure. She is talented and knows it, and she wants everypony else to know it as well. She can be difficult to get along with at the best of times, but now that she has true friends, she is determined to keep them.


  • Accent Relapse: Returns to a French Creole accent (she was raised in Neigh Orleans) when she gets drunk or annoyed.
  • Allergic to Routine: In "Up and Automaton", she reveals that she's become so used to the chaos Ponyville goes through on a regular basis that she's actually engaging in a game of stealth hug with Pinkie to keep from going mad with boredom during a surprisingly uneventful week.
  • Asexuality: Romance and "the naughty stuff" aren't exactly high on Trixie's priority list.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her flying carpet, which in addition to not being all that fast, is also difficult to use and power.
  • Bad Boss: She has a habit of being unintentionally inconsiderate, abusive, and condescending to those under her employ. After her encounter with Zizanie, she sought to subvert this trope with Pokey to incredibly mixed success.
  • The Big Easy: Is originally from Neigh Orleans.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Trixie is not what she seems.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Big time. Let's just say Chili powder in hot chocolate, besides being an actual thing, is one of the most normal oddities she's eaten.
  • Blackmail: Early on, she attempts to use this frequently. She's just not good at it, at all. On one occasion, Octavia's attempt to claim she's being blackmailed by Trixie falls flat on its face because of this.
    Octavia: She lacks the political acuity to blackmail a tree-stump.
  • Blue Is Heroic: She's a blue unicorn and one of the Elements of Harmony, although granted, her level of heroism varies.
  • Book Dumb: Mild example. She's rather well-read in politics and history as a Luna's student, but not so much in magical theory.
    • It's revealed that she's a pony who learns by doing something, and that learning from a book is difficult for her. She compares learning spells by book to learning to dance by book: you might know all the steps, but unless you get up and do them, you won't know what you're doing.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A capable sorceress, but entirely unwilling to learn new spells unless she absolutely has to. However, she does practice the spells she already knows constantly, giving her extremely fine control over them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Horrible things happen to her on a regular basis. In fairness, some of it is deserved.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Suffers from this during the first few episodes by virtue of not being all that heroic.
  • Cargo Ship: Has shades of this In-Universe with Monsieur Bourbon.
  • Carnivore Confusion: She has eaten meat in the past, but never from anything sapient. Her friends sometimes have trouble comprehending this distinction.
  • Celibate Hero: By way of asexuality. Word of God states that she's not adverse to forming close platonic relationships, but anything physical is right out. There are multiple instances where she's uncomfortable even talking about sex:
    • In The Night After, she is disturbed when she (and most of the neighbors, in all likelihood) hears Bon Bon and Lyra going at it; a few weeks later, in Helping...Hands?, she is still embarrassed by the experience.
    • In A Hard Bargain, Cheerilee's off-hand comments about the "fun" her parents used to have make Trixie squirm.
    • This gets actually discussed in Tales of Ponyville, where Cheerilee mistakes Trixie's celibate tendencies for being a Chaste Hero and decides to give her The Talk. At which point Trixie rants that she finds sex to be gross.
  • Character Development: Before the events of Longest Night, Longest Day, and for a good chunk of that story as well, Trixie really wanted to be a corrupt, scheming manipulator in the Night Court. She just wasn't very good at it. Her friendship with the other Elements of Harmony has changed her dramatically for the better over the course of several months, though At the Grand Galloping Gala reminds us that there are many nobles in Canterlot who still vividly remember her as an egotistical, politically clumsy Jerkass.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: For Trixie, unless it's one of the other Elements, there is no gesture that cannot be construed as the product of the machinations of members of the Night Court in a bid to gain control of one or more of the Elements. Fortunately or unfortunately, she is frequently right.
    • Also unfortunately, for all her paranoia she doesn't realize just how corrupt the Night Court is as a whole.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This is Trixie after all.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her mother died while Trixie was very young, but her father was an utter no-show.
  • Don't Think, Feel: This is the way she learns spells; sure, she can read instructions on a book, but unless she performs it first hoof, she's not learning jacksquat.
  • Dreadful Musician: Oh, yes. Trixie's singing is repeatedly said to be dreadful. She's tone-deaf, has a limited repertoire and even less knowledge of music, and what few songs she does know she can just about hum. But since she can't always remember all of them, she just resorts to humming the same bit over and over.
  • Drink Order: Monsieur Bourbon. Failing that, or if she's not allowed alcohol, she likes strawberry soy milk. Now if only somepony stopped buying it all before she can...
  • Embarrassing Second Name: She was teased for the name "Lulamoon" as a foal due to the allusions to a song Skip to My Lou, which is why she prefers just "Trixie".
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Examined during "The Hero of Oaton", but ultimately played straight in "Foalish Misadventures" where she (with some lip service to the other Elements of Harmony) takes full credit for curing Ponyville of its enchanted, drunken stupor, failing to mention Dinky or the other foals who made it possible.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Never really learned a lot of attack spells, so she in battle she mostly relies on illusions to disorient and distract her enemies while she sneaks in under invisibility to buck them in the ribs. This is highly effective, however, as Ispelu Magikoa found out... or Canon Spike, Celestia, and Twilight, when she used her illusions to steal the Elements out from under them.
  • Gratuitous French: Tends to slip into Prench when irritated, or talking about her family. To say nothing of what happens when Lulamoon comes out.
  • The Hero: A relatively flawed variant.
  • Hot for Teacher: Has had a few erotic dreams involving Princess Luna in the past, though she's none too proud of them.
    • To Cheerilee, With Love ends with her thinking that she might have a crush on Luna, although ultimately this is not the case.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Frequently deals with stress by spending quality time with Monsieur Bourbon. Since this is Ponyville, this tends to happen a lot.
  • I Told You So: Commissioned a song about this trope that incorporates several languages and is composed of over a dozen verses with the last one purely consisting of haughty laughter.
  • In Vino Veritas: When drunk, Trixie becomes more laid-back and sociable, starts speaking in Neigh Orleans accent and prefers to be called Lulamoon. She tends to treat "Lulamoon" as a separate personality altogether, and isn't fond of the fact that her drunk self is far more likable than she is.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Towards Lyra, in thinking that she's a Starving Artist.
  • Invisibility: Trixie possesses several ways of doing this with magic and she is very good at it. A second spell will cancel out the sound her hooves make when trotting. By the Grand Galloping Gala, she's managed to perfect invisibility to get around the audio problems this creates.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Especially around foals; Trixie seems to make a special effort to be nice to them, especially Dinky Doo.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Much to the consternation of her much nicer and humbler peers.
  • Large Ham Title: The Great and Powerful Trixie, though mostly only during stage shows or when otherwise trying to be overly impressive.
    • During The Hero of Oaton she comes up with several more.
    • When impersonating Lyra during "Helping... Hands?", she dubs herself the Majestic and Lovely Lyra, and gets very confused at the odd looks this gets her, thinking that musical performers act like magicians.
  • Licked by the Dog: Trixie's fans and friends will argue against attacks toward her character... to a point.
  • Magical Accessory: Trixie is quite adept at making these, though it's not an instant process, frequently taking several hours.
  • Magic Hat: Used for traditional sleight of hand magic and acts as a magic portal to send her letters directly to Princess Luna's study, taking the role that Spike did for Twilight in canon.
  • Manipulative Bitch: And not always too subtle in it.
  • Master of Illusion: While she can learn just about any spell, she tends to favor illusion magic. This might have to do with her cutie mark talent being at least as much stage magic as "real" magic.
    • Helping... Hands? makes clear just how good she is: Most illusion spells can be easily seen through, if somepony knows what they're doing or what to look for. Trixie is able to cast enough illusions in her duplication of Lyra to make it nigh-perfect, so much so that Lyra can't find any actual flaws outside of the feel of her fur (Trixie's is smoother than Lyra's).
  • The Mentor: Has been teaching Dinky unicorn magic, sleight-of-hoof, and showmareship. Unfortunately, Dinky's picked up a few of Trixie's personality flaws as well.
  • Missing Steps Plan: There are only two real concrete parts to most of Trixie's plans. The outcome where she will be handsomely rewarded for her brilliance and a beginning so elaborate and daring that it fools both her friends and herself that they won't be winging it all the way to the end.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Dinky and Pokey are her usual assistants, but even though they like her well enough, the two know better than to take what she says at face value. The same can be said for Trixie's other friends.
  • Not a Morning Person: She's not as bad as Lyra, since she has to get up for her job, but several years living in Canterlot as Luna's student mean she's not at her best in the morning.
  • Other Me Annoys Me:
    • "Crisis in Two Equestrias" has Trixie meet her alternate dimensional counterpart. Bickering (and a few weight-based insults from M!Trixie) ensue.
    • She also doesn't much like "Lulamoon", the quasi-alternate personality that emerges when she gets sufficiently drunk.
  • Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: [[Downplayed|trope]] in that it's more discomfort than outright fear, but Trixie consistently reacts negatively in anything that even implies a sexual activity.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: While pretending to be Lyra. Appearance-wise, she's brilliant. Personality wise... no. Not remotely. And nerves make her act especially Trixie-ish, forcing Lyra to jab her more than once.
  • Poisonous Friend: Played with due to her less than altruistic mindset tempering the Stupid Good tendencies of her friends and coming in handy against the more devious villains of the Lunaverse.
  • Power Copying: Trixie learns spells "by ear"; that is, she learns how to cast spells by watching other ponies casting spells. The downside to this is that she's not very good at learning spells from spellbooks, the normal way.
  • Pragmatic Hero: What she eventually becomes.
  • Properly Paranoid: She lives in Ponyville, which is frequently attacked by monsters, is the subject of political schemeing from the Night Court, and has to occasionally tangle with an insane sun goddess. Needless to say, she takes steps to be this.
  • Ship Tease: As season 2 goes on, there are increasing hints that Trixie has some interest in Raindrops.
  • Shock and Awe: Her only major combat spell is the ability to summon lightning.
  • Sociopathic Hero: On her worse days.
  • Stage Magician: Following in her grandfather's hoofsteps, though it's more of a hobby.
  • Teleportation: Gives it a try at the beginning of Crisis on Two Equestrias. Disaster promptly ensues, and no fic following has shown Trixie trying to teleport again.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally, though not as often as her Maneverse counterpart, and mostly only when she's deliberately trying to be dramatic.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Compared to her teammates, a little, but usually she's just a little on the abrasive side and more willing to pull underhanded stunts.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Not overly powerful for having a special talent in magic like Twilight Sparkle, but she's a creative and fluent caster, and a fast learner.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: In contrast to canon!Twilight, who can perform a very wide variety of spells, but not very well, Lunaverse!Trixie has a few select spells she can cast very effectively.
  • You Need to Get Laid: What others say of her. She's squicked out by the prospect.

    Carrot Top 

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Just a simple carrot farmer.

The Element of Generosity and a carrot farmer. While hard-working and compassionate friend, her selfless and introvert nature make her a bit too generous in a business sense. As a rather struggling low-scale farmer, she's envious of the Apple clan and their success.


  • Accidental Hero: Unintentionally prevents Zizanie from escaping in The Grand Galloping Gala by opening a door.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Carrot Top knows how to make a wide variety of potions and elixirs using her knowledge of plants, everything from sticky bombs to smoke gas to even minor healing poultices.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She envied the success of Sweet Apple Acres, but is deeply conflicted when the town turns against the Apples during Carrot Top Season.
  • Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Not her, but Carrot Top suspects that one of her ancestors may have been, due to the contents of her Gran's "cookbook".
  • The Chick: Easily the most feminine and slowest to anger out of her friends.
  • Comically Missing the Point: During Scootalong to the Cheer, she comes to the conclusion Cheerilee and Heavy Roller are dating.
  • Death Glare: Wishes she had this sometimes, up to and including having actual Eye Beams. Not only can she not really pull it off, however, but in fact most ponies don't even realize that they're being glared at by her.
    • Averted once (well, sans Eye Beams) - in a staring match with Tirek, no less.
  • Envy: A little, mainly towards the Apple Family's success and general ease in life. It can lead her to take stupid risks she might otherwise be too savvy to avoid.
  • Extreme Doormat: A big problem with her.
  • Fertile Hooves: All earth ponies possess this, but it's most pronounced in Carrot Top and other ponies with farming marks.
  • The Generic Guy: Some fics, those written by GrassAndClouds2 more than most, tend to emphasize how little she stands out compared to the others.
    • Averted in The Return of Tambelon and Contest of Champions, particularly the latter where her knowledge of plants and mixing alchemical recipes make her an incredibly useful pony as The Medic, as well as something like the team's artillery.
  • Green Hoof: She knows a lot of stuff concerning plants, both tame and wild and even those of the Everfree Forest.
  • I Can't Dance: Admits to not being a great dancer during Contest of Champions.
  • It's Personal: In Elements of Insanity, she takes the fact that it's Twilight's choice for Generosity who's on a rampage personally.
  • Only Sane Man: During The Return of Tambelon, she's the only one of the Element Bearers to not assume Corona is automatically a monster, and doesn't go out of her way to insult and / or antagonise her like the others.
  • Perpetual Poverty: For much of the first season, due to a combination of trying to compete against the titanically powerful Apple Trust and her lack of business savvy.
  • Serious Business: Her one vice is taking care of her mane. So she is appalled at the idea of Trixie using a simple "all-in-one" shampoo for her own mane.
  • Ship Tease: For A Few Bits More hints at the possibility of her and Applejack's cousin Braeburn.
  • Shrinking Violet: Not on Canon Fluttershy-levels (Lunaverse Fluttershy takes this trope Up to Eleven), but is somewhat a doormat.
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: She tends to be the victim of this... but on the other hoof, she's still always there to help anyone who's in trouble, no matter what it takes from her. And most are more than willing to return the favor.
  • The Team Normal: The most "average" of the six, at least in the first season. She's not anypony's student, she doesn't have any connections to anyone important, she's no stronger than anyone else or particularly special skills, and has no chequered past. She's just a carrot farmer.
  • Unknown Rival: She's not even a blip on the Apple Trust's radar... Until Carrot Top Season, after which Applejack acknowledges her as a Worthy Opponent. She was even given a chance to join the Trust.
  • Workaholic: Not to the same extent as Ditzy Doo, but Carrot Top has a difficult time just sitting still and doing nothing.
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    Cheerilee 

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Bringing in joy and laughter, both in classroom and life.

The optimistic, knowledgeable and responsible school teacher for Ponyville and the Element of Laughter. Needs to get out more. Foalhood friend of Lyra; sister of Berry Punch.


  • Anti-Hero: On occasion, Cheerilee is more than willing to bend, break, or just flat-out ignore rules she doesn't like, causing conflict between her, the other Elements, and their allies.
  • Badass Teacher: As a school teacher and an Element of Harmony, this trope applies to her.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Messing with education, for one. She's the first of the Bearers to take a dislike for Vicereine Puissance because the mare had been manipulating things in her province to make standardised testing easier. During their visit to Naqah, she's immediately furious when she hears Grev objected to the sultan's attempts to reform education.
    • Don't harm foals, or their chances for the future. When Ditzy lies about Manehattan to stop Dinky applying for a prestigious school, Cheerilee has to be restrained by Trixie from verbally tearing her friend a new one.
    • Insulting her sister, Berry.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Slow to anger, but when she does, even Raindrops is afraid of getting in her way.
  • Bi the Way: Was once accidentally married to a female roommate, and cheated on her with a stallion, so she's most likely bisexual. She's also been in relationships with both Big Mac and Rarity. As well as a one-time with Notary (they were drunk, and it was before she became Greengrass's secretary).
    • Not to mention a threesome in her past, according to Hero of Oaton and Tales of Ponyville.
  • The Chew Toy: "Scootalong to the Cheer" has Cheer go through the proverbial wringer in the space of a day - she gets a concussion before the school day even starts, an art project in her mane, followed by a good chunk of her mane getting ripped out, one of her forehooves covered in rainbow, and a paper airplane to the eye. Then, after school lets out, she gets soaked with mud. All thanks to Scootaloo.
  • Cool Teacher
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Except she has pet fish. According to the Hero of Oaton, Cheerilee has so many fish that she's long since run out of names and had to switch over to an alpha-numeric system of identification. She's not really obsessed with her fish to the point total social isolation, but she does seem to be worried about being perceived as such by others.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Earns the Element of Laughter by making sex jokes about Corona.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Heavily vandalizes her own school due to the establishment mandating more inservice days. In her defense, she was magically intoxicated, as were the faculty and PTA members that were cheering her on.
  • The Dreaded: During Nightmares Yet to Come, Trixie spends some time afraid of how Cheerilee's going to react to her not putting Thesis in school (even with the caveat that Trixie isn't her legal guardian, something Trixie doesn't dare thing of trying to explain). But when Cheerilee actually comes a'calling, she's pretty calm. She even seems disappointed Trixie would think that of her... and then she admits that if it weren't leading up to Hearth's Warming, then yeah, she would be much angrier.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Tales of Ponyville reveals that when she had a very interesting youth, until her parents caught on and put their hooves down.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Oaton makes a point of noting she's not very good at reading ponies. Later on, in Up and Automaton, she supports an old friend who is a complete moron.
    • During Tales of Ponyville, she mistakenly takes a snarky comment of BonBon's at face value, and believes Trixie doesn't know about sex. When she gets to Trixie's residence, she hears her talking about something with Raindrops, and comes to the conclusion Raindrops was trying to take advantage of her. Much embarrassment follows.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Says this repeatedly after forcing Yangin into helping the Bearers in Chasing Smoke. Ditzy and Raindrops don't particularly agree.
  • The Leader: Tended to take this role, usually being the one to come up with plans of action.
  • Lies to Children: Not usually, but during Tales of Ponyville, when she gives the "that's how everypony looked" explanation on her (very) 80s-esque appearance in an old photo, she leaves out the fact that "everypony" actually means a very select few.
  • Married to the Job: But wouldn't mind a life outside it.
  • No Indoor Voice: When at the end of her rag in Scootalong to the Cheer. Heavy Roller asks her to stop because she's apparently pretty bad at it.
  • Non-Giving-Up School Guy: Do not try to skip school. Scootaloo tried it once, and Cheerilee found out. According to Scoots, she chased the filly "halfway to Cloudsdale" before catching her.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Scootalong to the Cheer not only revealed her relation to Berry Punch, but also what her own full name is: Blackcherry Lee Punch.
  • Sanity Slippage: Sergeant-at-Hooves has Cheerilee going more than a little overboard trying to prepare the others for the "inevitable" final showndown with Corona. It starts with ambushing each of them and trying to give them "pop quizzes" on how to deal with threats. When that doesn't work, she starts getting more and more drastic, refusing to listen to anyone's attempts to get her to stop. And then she goes and hits Ditzy's Mama Bear switch on a particular rant...
  • The Smart Mare
  • Troll: Flirts with Corona to mess with her. It's surprisingly effective.
  • Use Your Head: She manages to get rid of the Army of Smoke and Fire by smashing its bound item with her head.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Seriously, she's terrifying.

    Ditzy Doo 

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Our most popular background pony, now a main character.

The Element of Kindness and a ever hard-working mail mare in Ponyville's post office, who knows everypony and wants everypony to get along. Single mother and would fly to the end of the universe for her dear daughter, Dinky Doo.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She's often mistaken for being Dinky's older sister, and several ponies express surprise that she's a mom.
  • Almighty Janitor: Isn't a post master, but knows every detail in the job well enough to claim the office her own "Castle Doo".
  • Claustrophobia: Not known to do well in enclosed spaces; this causes problems when having to rescue Trixie in Through the Fire and Flames.
  • Determinator: For better or worse, once she sets her mind on something, she is not deterred, as Princess Luna learns during "An Early Reunion". The Princess's attempt to lie and duck an issue go out the window when Ditzy makes damn sure she keeps her word.
  • Doesnt Know Her Own Strength: According to "Boast Busted", Ditzy is strong for a Pegasus (though obviously not as strong as Raindrops), and occasionally more than she realises, strong enough Trixie is legitimately concerned she could break the boards of Trixie's stage without even meaning to.
  • Education Mama: The idea of Dinky getting hurt is one thing; the idea of Dinky settling for less because Mommy is a dimwit worried about nothing gets to be quite another.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Whether it's her Element or just her general niceness, normal animals can't bring themselves to harm Ditzy.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's the Element of Kindness, but push her too hard and you'll find out that Kindness is not the same thing as weakness.
  • Good Parent: "Fact: Dinky Doo has the best mother in the world, and Dinky Doo is fully aware of this."
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Was reluctant to accept the Element of Kindness at first because of her teenage affair with Sparkler's (and Dinky's) father, which led to a pregnancy and the divorce of Sparkler's parents.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Sometimes she can be a bit too trusting. During the Contest of Champions, a griffon tries slashing at her with a knife covered in a substance that would have done some very nasty things if it had made contact, while aiming for her eyes. Ditzy just assumes there was a misunderstanding.
  • The Klutz: suffers from strabismus, which makes her coordinating and flying difficult.
  • Mama Bear: Don't even think of hurting her daughter. Otherwise you might just end up being dropped from the sky.
  • My Beloved Smother: In "Exam Jitters", she shows signs of becoming overly protective when an accident she couldn't possibly have foreseen leaves her so worried about protecting Dinky that she lies her ass off about how horrible Manehattan is when Dinky gets the chance to attend an elite school. Cheerilee is not ecstatic.
  • Not So Different: The real reason she finds it difficult to forgive Corona for kidnapping Dinky. It took her the longest time to admit it but what scares her most about Celestia is that an alicorn with a Mama Bear complex who sees all ponies as her children has more ability to run riot than a mere letter carrier.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Between the relatively low salary from her postal work, the various expenses associated with being a single parent, and her desire to build up some savings for Dinky, Ditzy has to be pretty careful with her money.
  • Photographic Memory: Not quite, but Ditzy almost never forgets anything.
  • Ship Tease: Some minor ones with Big Mac. Gets more prominent in For a Few Bits More.
  • Team Mom
  • Took a Level in Badass: Undertakes some combat training in Contest Of Champions, emphasizing her special talent of sensing wind currents.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Muffins.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: She rarely gets angry even if somepony acts like they'd deserve it, instead treating such occasions with motherly patience. Push her hard enough, though...
  • Workaholic: She works long, somewhat stressful days, capable and willing to do most tasks in the office. Justified, since she has a family to support, but the low salary she gets in compensation isn't helping.

    Lyra Heartstrings 

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A musical prodigy...

The Element of Loyalty, Lyra is a laid-back, easygoing musician and (suitably) utterly devoted friend. In the beginning of the story, she returned to her home town Ponyville with Trixie after studying three years in Canterlot, reuniting with her longtime marefriend Bon Bon.


  • Baleful Polymorph: During "Helping... Hands?" a badly mistranslated zebra spell winds up with her being turned into a human. Naked. In the middle of winter. And no idea where the counterspell is. With Lyra due to perform for Luna's academy later that day.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She has no problem with potentially ruining the careers of three translators by making them look like idiots, during "Helping... Hands?" Admittedly, they're responsible for her having had a very bad day, and one of them has just revealed themselves to be tribalist towards earth ponies (such as Bon Bon). And they did screw up royally at their job.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: While patient and thorough in what she does, she can be also carefree and has some problems with deadlines. She also seems to be stronger than Trixie in terms of raw magic power.
  • Casual Kink: It's mentioned several times that she and Bon Bon have occasionally done things to "spice up" their love life.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Helping... Hands? mentions it happens a lot with her, usually ending with her falling out of bed, often on her horn (unicorn horns being pretty sensitive).
  • Character Tics: According to "Helping... Hands?" she has a particular look, with Fascinating Eyebrow, that she dons whenever she's looking for praise.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Bon Bon.
  • Genki Girl: She is frequently excited and energetic. That her diet is so sugary probably has a hand in the matter.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Unfortunately for anyone who lives near them, Lyra and Bon Bon are very loud, and very enthusiastic.
  • Has Two Daddies: As shown in Dinner with the Folks.
  • Lethal Chef: The reason why Bon Bon cooks for both of them.
  • Light 'em Up: Manages to let off a blast of light in The Glass Kingdom bright enough to blind an entire room of secret police. Cue grumbling from Trixie on how Lyra managed to be brighter than her.
  • Magic Music:
    • She's a professional musician, and has studied magic in Luna's school for Gifted Unicorns.
    • Secret of Andalantis also mentions spellsongs, aka. literal magic music, as her specialty in spellcasting.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: She can use magic to amplify her shouts, as she demonstrates in The Glass Kingdom.
  • Mare Child: She can act incredibly childish for her age, refusing to eat anything other than candy, or going along with Bon Bon's plan to drop a bucket of water on an already rain-soaked Cheerille on threat of not getting brownies.
  • No-Sell: Lyra proves immune to the sirens' singing, on account of realising one of them is off-key.
  • Not a Morning Person: She tends to sleep through the mornings, so she's not so good with them. Hilarity Ensues on more than one occasion where she's forced to get up out of her comfort zone.
  • Power of Trust: She inspires Octavia to overpower Blueblood's mercenaries, even though she's a mile away. Octavia knows that Lyra would have faith in her, and that's all she needs.
  • The Reliable One: As the element suggests, she's more or less everypony's friend.
  • Sweet Tooth: Ice Hearts claims she tends to eat mostly ice cream.
  • Taking the Bullet: She takes one for Cheerilee in Longest Night, Longest Day. Luckily, it proves her to be the Element of Loyalty, and she's fine.
  • Waiting for a Break: Implied, when Trixie tends to think her as a Starving Artist (especially in earlier stories) and invokes this trope to get her to do favors. Eventually subverted as Lyra does make a living with her music.

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You do not want to make her angry.

The Element of Honesty, Raindrops can come across as stable and slightly dull. However, underneath the surface she's got a great deal of anger issues just ready to explode. She's a member of Ponyville's weather patrol, and takes her job very seriously, though she also enjoys it thoroughly.


  • Action Girl: Though she'd rather be otherwise, her temper makes her tend to fight first and ask questions later.
  • Be Yourself: How her Element most often shows itself with her. Raindrops isn't incapable of lying, though she's not good at it. Rather, Honesty to her means not hiding who and what you really are (note that this is different from not "controlling" it), and always doing what you know is right, because it's right.
  • Berserk Button: Inverted. Rain is pretty much the only thing that lets her stop being angry.
  • The Big Mare
  • Big Sister Instinct: Threatening Snails is a good way to get her truly pissed off at you.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: She is a closet romantic, big time.
    • She also doesn't exactly like her anger issues and wishes that she could live without them.
  • Brutal Honesty: How her nature as the Element of Honesty often presents itself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Easily the equal of Trixie in this regard.
  • Determinator
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Kindle's quasi-betrayal hurt her worse than just about anything else we've seen.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Pretty much anything gets her angry, including her parents' various quirks, or even her little brother's fondness for bugs. She constantly has to try and repress it as best she can. The non-canon story In the Heat of the Moment revealed that she has a clearing in Whitetail Wood where she sometimes goes to just vent all her frustration by running laps and breaking stones (also useful when her heat comes up); this was adapted into canon by the story Hero of Oaton.
  • Happy Rain: She loves playing in the rain, to the point of singing about it while splashing around in puddles and mud.
  • Hidden Depths: On the surface, Raindrops seems to be a dour or angry pony all the time who mostly wants to just do her job and occasionally yell at things - or break them. However, Tales of Ponyville, Of Hearts and Hooves, and various other stories have greatly expanded her character. She cares deeply about her family, especially her brother; hates her anger issues and is always looking for ways to control them; loves rain and trashy romance stories; and has a surprisingly fragile psyche.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: During "Voice of the Sun", she declares how she wishes she'd never become an Element Bearer, or that she was so strong and angry.
  • Mighty Glacier: Slow and clumsy for a pegasus, but stronger than many earth ponies - she can break rocks with her bare hooves.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. The one time she really lost it and assaulted somepony - a classmate at Summer Flight Camp - led to broken bones and hospitalization. The foal she assaulted still walks with a limp and still has a restraining order on her. She had to live with the reputation until her family moved away from Cloudsdale, but she still regrets it.
  • Properly Paranoid: In Rime of the Ancient Pegasus, she's distrustful of Rimewind from the off, citing the example of Bray back on Tambelon as good reason to be suspicious of the mare. She turns out to be right when Rimewind attacks Ponyville.
  • Serial-Killer Killer: Sorely tempted to become this in Just Us Little Ponies. Fortunately, Cheerilee, Max, and Duty talk her down.
  • Shipper on Deck: When she sees Pinkie Pie and Blueblood together, she instantly comes up with a trashy romance plot involving the two of them and basically orders them to go to a certain spot where the clouds will be extra romantic, purely by coincidence. When they kiss, a squeal can be heard from said clouds.
  • Suppressed Rage: Due to what happened in the past, she does her best to control her temper.
  • The Stoic: But she has her limits.

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