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    Twilight Sparkle
"God dammit! Why do you all keep on breaking into my house?"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

Celestia's "top apprentice". Impatient and sarcastic, she is frequently exasperated by the sheer amount of nonsense that occurs in Ponyville, most of it due to her weird friends. Despite this, she has a good heart and is giving friendship her best try. She seems to have taken it upon herself to coordinate and lead the Elements of Harmony.

  • Cannot Tell a Joke: According to Applejack, Twilight is "the least funniest pony she's ever met".
    • Twilight attempts to tell some "knock knock" jokes in episode 8, without much success.
    • In episode 24, Twilight buys an owl for the sole purpose of making owl puns, which infuriates Spike so much that he openly ridicules her about it in front of all her friends.
  • Character Development:
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: As a not-particularly-feminine character, Twilight just doesn't cook at all. "Two Weeks Later" reveals that, when she doesn't have a roommate to cook for her, Twilight will default to eating grass for every meal.
  • The Idealist: She clearly wants to believe that she lives in a rational world, that Celestia is a great ruler, etc. - but she's frequently frustrated when the world and the ponies around her fail to live up to those expectations.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When one of her friends comes out as a changeling, Twilight tries to be supportive, but she gets distracted arguing with everypony else and fails to actually comfort the poor changeling at all.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Twilight's rather aloof and judgemental, but she's still a good person. Her Character Development results in the Heart of Gold becoming more apparent.
  • The Leader: In any crisis situation she's the one who takes charge and makes decisions, and the other Elements usually take her lead.
  • Not so Above It All: Though she's immune to the overt craziness of Ponyville, it becomes increasingly clear over the course of the series that Twilight's irrational in her own, subtle ways—particularly her willful blindness on the subjects of magic and Princess Celestia.
  • Only Sane by Comparison: Just as Luna is Celestia's foil, Twilight is the foil to pretty much any of the nonsense that goes down in Ponyville. Despite this, she doesn't quite qualify to be an Only Sane Man; she's clearly quite deluded about Celestia's supposed benevolence. This gets deconstructed later on in the series, where Twilight is called out for this attitude, since it makes her come off as judgemental and rude to her friends. Reconstructed afterwards, where she's far nicer to them, but still won't hesitate to call out the nonsense if it goes too far.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Tends to go into this a lot.
    Twilight: Oh look, I found the house in like two minutes! What a big freaking surprise that was!
  • Secret-Keeper: After she learns the truth about the Fourth in Episode 15, she helps Pinkie keep it a secret. Even though Twilight can't interact with the Fourth on her own at all, she serves as a sympathetic ear for Pinkie's Fourth-related problems.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Whenever Spike brings up evidence that her faith in magic or Princess Celestia may be misplaced, Twilight tries to argue for a bit—and when that fails, she just tells Spike to shut up.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Twilight gradually grows into a better person over the course of the series.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The epilogue reveals her favorite foods are burritos and grass.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: Twilight is initially this to Pinkie, although she quickly becomes suspicious and eventually forces Pinkie to reveal the truth about her Fourth Wall powers.
  • "What Now?" Ending: Episode 26 ends her character arc on one of these. The Mane Six have split up, Spike has left for the Badlands, and Celestia is recovering on the moon. Applejack is still around, but almost everything else that gave Twilight's life meaning is gone now, leaving her unsure of what to do next. Twilight puts a hopeful spin on it, stating that the library is always getting new books—to imply that she expects to find new work and make new friends. Then the epilogue has Spike and Celestia move into her home while they get back on their feet, giving her some purpose.

"Listen, niblet, y'can't just come up here and start accusing me of harvesting apples!"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

An apple farmer who initially seems to be suffering from a strange delusion that she is farming mangoes. Like her show counterpart, she speaks with a country accent, and is quite stubborn. Although friendly on the whole, she has a short temper and can be pushed to anger quite easily.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Applejack still uses some of the same country-isms as her show counterpart.
  • Catch Phrase Insult: When she's angry at somepony, she defaults to calling them "niblet".
  • Fantastic Racism: When the mane six discover there's a changeling living in Ponyville, Applejack is the only one who gets hostile.
    Twilight: Weren't you the one who said "Respect all ponies in Ponyville"?
    Applejack: But she's not a pony! She's a changeling!
    • It's strongly implied that AJ's hostility stems (at least partly) from unresolved issues with her mother's disappearance, rather than just xenophobia. In episode 23, confronting the truth about her mom leads AJ to reconcile completely with the changeling.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Applejack flatly refuses to believe that the fruits she harvests are anything other than mangoes. At first. Episode 23 revealed this was a coping mechanism. When her mom ran away, she said she'd only return to Sweet Apple Acres if there were "no more Apples on the farm". AJ, a scared and confused ten-year-old, convinced herself that the apples were all mangoes, hoping that this would make mom return.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: More than anypony else, AJ is disturbed by the part she played in dispatching Nightmare Moon with the Elements of Harmony. She says she's not okay immediately afterwards, and in episode 10 she outright refuses to use the Elements again.
  • Parental Abandonment: When AJ was ten years old, her mother, General Builder, simply left Sweet Apple Acres. AJ continues hoping that she'll return, until learning from a letter in episode 23 that Builder has just passed away.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Like in canon, she was raised by her Granny Smith after her mother was gone.
  • Retired Badass: She elects to become this in the finale, retiring from the position of Element of Honesty and going back to being a humble farmer. The epilogue shows she's enjoying this too.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Regarding the apples/mangoes issue.

"I didn't sign up for this, man!"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

A neurotic pegasus who seems to be afraid of absolutely everything. She speaks with a stereotypical hippie voice, and has the manner of a crazed Vietnam veteran.

  • Absurd Phobia: Although she's afraid of everything, her fear of rabbits in particular has come up on several occasions. She tries to tackle her leporiphobia in episode 11, and eventually appears to have successfully overcome it by the end of episode 22.
  • Catchphrase: "Why would they do that?!"
  • Character Development: She's grown braver over the course of the series, and by episode 22, has embraced her role as the Element of Kindness, in spite of her fears.
  • Character Exaggeration: Fluttershy has the fearful nature of her show counterpart, but dialed up massively, to the point where even animals cause her to scream in terror.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Like in canon, animals flock to Fluttershy like she's some kind of magnet. Unlike canon, Fluttershy hates it.
  • Heel Realization: In episode 22, she thinks her inaction caused the death of an innocent bird—and realizes that, for too long, fear has been holding her back from showing kindness to those who need it.
  • Ignored Epiphany: During the finale, Fluttershy decides to stop letting her fear hold her back and goes to the Seapony Kingdom to find new thrills along with the Bird. The Scootertrix Epilogue opens with her bursting into Twilight's house, fully reverted back to her usual, panicky self and openly (and loudly) regretful about the trip.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She panics at the possibility of meeting changelings and refers to them as "monsters"—forgetting that one of her friends (who's standing right there) actually is a changeling.
  • Lovable Coward: She's starting to become this.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: A big part of her Heel Realization (and tackling her fear of animals afterwards) is her realization that Celestia's pet bird was afraid of her.
    Fluttershy: It looks scared to death, man! ... I know how it feels.
  • Thrill Seeker: At high elevations, her personality flips and she becomes an irritating adrenaline junkie.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In episode 17, she manages to face her fear and stands up to the cockatrice, ultimately defeating it through her bravery.
  • Verbal Tic: Frequently ends her sentences with "man".
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: During her panic attacks, Fluttershy sometimes makes suggestions that would only make sense if they were in a horror movie.
    Fluttershy: No, no, we can't split up! Bad things happen when you split up, man!

"Do you wanna buy a dress?"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

The only non-pony of the Mane Six, Rarity is a changeling who defected from her oppressive society in order to pursue her artistic passion. An enterprising fashionista, she frequently tries to sell dresses (and occasionally other items) to other ponies, regardless of the situation.

  • Adaptation Species Change: In this series, Rarity is secretly a changeling, who defected to Equestria in order to pursue her passion for fashion design.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: One of the most traditionally feminine characters in the mane cast, and capable of making her insane-sounding baked spaghetti noodles actually taste good.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Whenever anyone actually calls her on her constant dress-selling attempts, she goes through nonsensical mental hoops to justify them.
  • The Mole: She is forced to be this for her fellow changelings, as part of the conditions for her asylum in Equestria.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She seems to harbor deep seated guilt for turning on the changelings.
  • Parental Issues: One of the reasons she left the changelings, is because her parents refused to let her express her creative side. The epilogue shows she reconciled with them.
  • Starting a New Life: Insists that her life prior to Equestria is "not who I am anymore!" Notably, she speaks Equestrian to herself when she's completely alone—even though, by her own admission, she's still more fluent in her native language.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Spaghetti noodles. Specifically, baked spaghetti noodles, not boiled. Nopony else knows how that even works. They're also never seen onscreen until the epilogue.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a ponderous, uncertain mode of speech, frequently beginning clauses with "um". Also, her pronunciation of "spaghetti noodles": she always runs the two words together and slurs some of the consonants, so it sounds more like "spagheyeenoodles".
  • Voice Changeling: Rarity can alter her voice even when she's not in the form that would normally use it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Rarity can transform between changeling and pony at will, and can also shapeshift additions to her pony form as well. In episode 16, she grows a pair of wings in order to fly to Cloudsdale. She can also assume the form of non-equines, such as diamond dogs.
  • Your Answer to Everything: No matter what the situation is, Rarity will always try to sell you a dress. Twilight finally calls her on it in episode 7, after which she starts offering other items as well.

    The Bird
"Hello. I am... known as... The Bird."

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

A rainbow-maned pegasus with a strangely disjointed mode of speech, and a somewhat baffling approach to conversation.

  • Adaptational Name Change: This is the only abridged series where she isn't called Rainbow Dash.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She spends a lot of time off in her own little world, and she'll sometimes zone out (or even fall asleep) in the middle of conversations. It's shown that this is due to a combination of her brain not being able to handle the atmosphere of low altitudes and brain damage she suffered after ramming Lord Tirek.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The Bird's Cloudcuckoolander tendencies are, ironically, a result of her not being in the clouds. Her brain isn't adapted to handle the atmosphere at low altitudes, so she's a bit... weird, when near the ground. When she's higher up, she becomes much smarter (although her odd speech patterns remain).
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": "The Bird" is actually a title - it's the Sky Cavalier designation for the lead flyer in a squadron. However, due to her brain damage, The Bird believes it's really her name.
  • Graceful Loser: When Kevin Bacon wins the Running Of The Leaves, The Bird has no problem admitting that he deserved to win.
  • Informed Ability: Although The Bird is reputedly a speedster and stunt-flyer like her show counterpart, she's rarely seen actually doing such things. When she does, it tends to happen off-screen.
  • Lame Comeback: All her attempts at trash-talking just wind up as this.
    • In episode 3:
    Applejack: Oh, that is it! You wanna go, Fruit Loop?
    The Bird: My name is, The Bird.
    Applejack: It's Skittles now!
    The Bird: Well maybe you'd like to taste the rainbow. When I punch your face.
    • While racing against Applejack in episode 14, The Bird calls her "Applesnack" and "Losing Lucy". No, they don't make any more sense in context.
  • Literal-Minded: When AJ calls her names in episode 3, her response is just "My name is The Bird." When Trixie uses the phrase "Kill two birds with one stone," The Bird's response is "Wait... she does what to birds?" And while exploring the Kanterlot universe in "Scootertrix is for Adults", she takes all of AU-Twilight's entendres and innuendos entirely literally.
  • Meaningful Name: She likes birds.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: As one would expect from the Element of Loyalty. The Bird seems more aware of Celestia's shortcomings than most other ponies, but supports the Princess anyway.
    Harper: How could you ponies possibly like such a troll? She has destroyed the land of the buffalo... can yours be far behind?
    The Bird: We like Celestia. She trolls with style.
  • Older than They Look: In the present day, she looks the same age as the rest of the mane six (because in the original cartoon, she actually was), but flashbacks show she was a full-fledged Wonderbolt before Pinkie Pie had gotten her cutie mark.
  • Retired Badass: As revealed in The Movie, she's a retired Wonderbolt. She was good enough to be a squad leader for the 25th Air Cavalry, and she killed the fully-powered Tirek with a Sonic Rainboom.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": In episode 6, she makes it clear that the "The" is part of her name.
  • Subverted Trope: It's practically a cliche for MLP abridged series to portray Rainbow Dash as an idiot. The Bird initially seems slow enough to fit that mold, but episode 16 reveals that it's just the thick atmosphere near the ground clouding her brain. She's a lot smarter at higher elevations.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: The Bird defeated Lord Tirek by ramming him at near-supersonic speed, but suffered brain damage as a result, which caused her to forget her real name.
  • Trigger Phrase: "Hello," or any other greeting, makes her reflexively say "Hello," in response. In The Movie, it's revealed that this habit is a remnant of her military training. In later episodes, Twilight exploits this by just saying "Hello" when she needs to get her attention, rather than calling her name.
    Gilda: Is that like, your trigger word?
    The Bird: What is?
    Gilda: "Hello."
    The Bird: [immediately] Hello.
    Gilda: [sighs] Oh. Okay.
  • Verbal Tic: Her overuse of "Hello."

    Pinkie Pie
"Ooh, I know this part! I read the script."

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

A pink earth pony with extraordinary Fourth Wall Breaking powers, although she tries not to exercise them too much in case it causes a panic or disrupts the balance in Ponyville. Her awareness of her world's true nature has made her somewhat nihilistic, but she seems to have come to terms with her fictionality and is making the best of her life that she can.

  • The Anti-Nihilist: She's resolved to make the most of her life, even though it's just fiction.
  • Berserk Button: She does not like others risking revealing that they are in a show. As The Editor found out the hard way.
  • Blessed with Suck: In theory, Pinkie's Fourth Wall abilities give her some near-godlike powers... but they come at the price of knowing that her entire universe and existence is a fabrication. In addition, any reality warping that she does carries the risk of creating Plot Holes, which are genuinely dangerous in the Scootertrix universe.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Discord uses his mastery of the Fourth and a Possession Spell to turn Pinkie into a murderous psychopath and trie use her to kill the rest of the Mane Six. Pinkie is completely aware of this the entire time, but unable to do anything about it. Fortunately, the Editor snaps her out of it.
  • The Fatalist: Pinkie has accepted that her life has no meaning and that her existence is destined for oblivion.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: She's totally aware of the Fourth Wall and can see beyond it, but unlike many other portrayals of her, she doesn't particularly enjoy this status. Rather, she sees it as a burden that she can't share with anyone.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Her first attempt to sing a song is so bad, she gives up after just a few lines. Her second attempt is more successful, because she speak-sings it instead.
  • Medium Awareness: She knows she's in a show, and even more specifically, knows that she's in an Abridged Series on YouTube. She can read the script, knows how editing works, and can also see the opening and closing credits.
  • Only Sane Man: She's the most sane and reasonable of the Mane Six. Considering she retains her fourth wall powers and role as comic relief, this is saying something.
  • Prescience Is Predictable: She cuts back on reading ahead in the script when she realizes that knowing too much about the future makes life boring.
  • Reality Warper: Episode 16 shows that Pinkie's abilities extend far beyond mere medium awareness and foreknowledge; she can actually alter the plot itself (although she's clearly unhappy about being pressured to do so).
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can do this as a result of her mastery of the Fourth. She uses this in The Movie to give Discord the slip, by disguising herself as Trixie.

"That's stupid."

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

Twilight Sparkle's roommate and confidant, who used to live in the Badlands. A cool-headed dragon who tends to question the various weirdnesses of Equestrian life. Unlike Twilight, he's very distrustful of Celestia.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Alluded to. In episode 19, he tells Rarity that he doesn't miss life in the Badlands, because he never really got along with his kind. In episode 24, he says other dragons used to look down on him for his interest in cooking.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He uses his dragon magic to send hate mail to Celestia. It doesn't work out for him in the end... but it still makes him the only one brave enough to get under Celestia's skin and live.
  • Gossipy Hens: He's deep in Charlene's "gossip squad". Upon hearing that Twilight has a date with Flash Sentry, he immediately tells the others, excited to finally be the source of some "juicy news" himself.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He gets away with sending Celestia hate mail for quite a while, until he's finally caught and punished in episode 15. Fortunately, he recovers by the end of the episode.
  • Meta Guy: He's always pointing out whenever things don't make logical sense (which, due to the nature of Friendship is Magic as an animated show written for young children, is quite often).
  • Noodle Incident: In the epilogue, he returns from the Badlands after having a bad experience returning there. He refuses to elaborate outside of stating that it hasn't changed at all and that he needs a low-stress environment to recover.
  • Older than They Look: Spike is 27, actually older than the Mane Six, but to them he has the appearance of a baby dragon.
  • Real Men Cook: This Spike is more of a man's man than the one from the original show, but he's still the best chef of the mane cast. He left the Badlands because the other dragons mocked his interest in cooking, and he's pleased to find appreciation for his skill among ponykind.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: In the Movie, Spike leaves when characters from other abridged series start showing up in Twilight's house and spends the rest of the film at Donut Joe's.
  • Straight Man: Arguably to Twilight.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: A possible meta-example; this is one of the very few abridged series where Spike isn't the Butt-Monkey of the cast.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Twilight, mostly thanks to their drastically different takes on Celestia. The two are genuinely happy to see each other in the epilogue, and spend the rest of it catching up with each other.


    Princess Celestia
"Kneel... kneel before your princess!"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

The capricious and egotistical ruler of Equestria. Although undeniably a Jerkass, Celestia isn't actually evil; she just likes to have a good time, even if it's at everyone else's expense (which it usually is). Fond of Trolling, especially toward her sister Luna. She likes to take a hooves-off approach to the situation in Ponyville, partly because she can't be bothered, but mostly because she knows that Twilight usually sorts things out eventually.

  • 0% Approval Rating: At least to the denizens of the Badlands, who blame her for them living in a harsh and arid desert, due to the fact that she controls the sun. This is apparently so bad, that in episode 21 the buffalo and changelings ally together against Celestia, despite historically being enemies.
  • Alpha Bitch: Her attitude towards Luna has shades of this.
  • Ambiguous Situation: In the movie Celestia admits that she did start the war, but not out of boredom as Sombra claimed. She never does state the reason though.
  • Anti-Hero: She is a Nominal Hero at best.
  • Ax-Crazy: You don't get more crazy than having your zeppelins destroy movie theaters because a guy you don't like is showing his movies there.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In spite of being, at the best of times, a terrible ruler who constantly trolls ponies and uses her airfleet to settle petty grudges, she's remarkably effective in spite of it. Lampshaded, of course.
    Celestia: If there was a princess who did bad things but they always resulted in good things happening, would that princess be good?...Then let's say there was a princess who always tried to do good things, but it always seemed to result in evil: would she be evil?...Last question: Which one do you want ruling the kingdom?
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Her logic can best be described as bat-shit insane.
  • Depower: When Chrysalis defeats her in the Beam-O-War duel in Episode 26, this results in Celestia losing all her magic. Including Celestia's most important magic, the spell that ensures everything works out okay, no matter what she does.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Celestia vows that she'll find and kill whoever is sending her obscene hate mail. (In the end, she settles for a nonlethal but torturous punishment).
    • In episode 16, she has several movie theaters destroyed just to stop them from showing a movie made by one of her arch-nemeses.
  • Enemies Equals Greatness: Part of Celestia's personal philosophy, and the reason she has five arch-nemeses.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She defends her decision to drop a meteor shower on Sombra's zombie hordes, but agrees that it would be cruel and unusual to use that tactic against living foes (like changelings).
  • Evil Laugh: She cackles whenever one of her schemes comes to fruition. In episode 15 (and episode 3 of Royal Correspondence) she celebrates punishing Spike by laughing for over two hours straight, loudly enough to keep Luna awake.
  • Healing Factor: Celestia reveals that alicorns have this, after burning out both of her eyes.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Celestia's entire MO.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming:
    Celestia: No one messes with my ponies, except me.
  • Idealist vs. Pragmatist: She's the Pragmatist, in contrast with Luna as the Idealist. She makes all manner of questionable decisions (leaving her citizens to fend for themselves in disasters, asking the undertrained Elements to solve various crises, trolling her own ponies, getting into dumb rivalries for petty reasons)—then when, in spite of all logic, everything works out for the best, Celestia uses that to justify her crazy decisions.
  • Idiot Ball: After realizing she's never actually looked at the sun she raises before, Celestia gets the bright idea to look at through a telescope. Then after burning her eye, tried again with the other, then tried to get Luna to do it.
  • Immortality Immorality: According to Discord she's such a giant self-destructive jerk because she knows that she's immortal and there will be no consequences for anything she does.
  • It Amused Me: Pretty much Celestia's reason for doing anything most of the time.
  • Jerkass: The way she treats Luna is just the tip of a very big iceberg.
  • Jerkass Gods: She only seems to like being in power because of the perks of being at the top. When it comes to actually running Equestria, she gets irritated pretty quickly.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Her leadership of Equestria is always some combination of lazy, selfish, and insane—but her lazy, selfish insanity always works out for the best of her subjects, somehow, and makes Luna's more sensible advice look wrong. Celestia finally gets a comeuppance of sorts in Episode 26. Chrysalis defeats Celestia and strips her of her power, and Celestia reveals she's been using magic to make her reckless, crazy decisions always work out for the best. With that magic no longer available to her, Celestia admits that Luna's always been a much better ruler than her. The epilogue gives her even more comeuppance: Luna deposed her in the two weeks she was gone and stripped her of her position, forcing Celestia to move in with Twilight.
  • Kryptonite Factor: All of her magic powers are completely nullified in the presence of Sunset Shimmer, solely because of Sunset's name.
  • Large Ham: She seems to consider it a necessary part of being a princess. She even gives a Big "NO!" at one point.
  • Medium Awareness: Celestia seems to have a little of the same fourth-wall awareness that other characters have demonstrated, presumably something that comes with being as powerful as she is. She knows about other abridged series, and also apparently knows about the transitions that precede her scenes, as she hired someone to do the jingle for them.
  • Misery Builds Character: Celestia claims this is the reason she doesn't intervene in Ponyville's problems, although knowing her, she might just be using this as an excuse to avoid having to do any work.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Royal Correspondence episode 9, she becomes remarkably serious in response to bad news about the war. She gives a completely straight-faced speech about the responsibilities of royalty, gets off her butt to help directly for the first time, and entrusts her authority to Luna.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She's a fabulous rainbow horse princess who isn't afraid to join the front lines and blast zombie hordes with her magic sun powers.
  • Reality Warper: Celestia's plans always work because she's casting a spell that causes her decisions to always turn out for the best. She created this spell because she knew that she's a terrible ruler, and that she'd destroy the country without magic to counteract her poor impulse control. The spell is subtle enough that no one catches on to Celestia's using it for nearly a thousand years, until Celly spills the beans herself.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Celestia never hesitates to rub it in Luna's face whenever Luna ends up being proven wrong, at one point even trying to collect on a bet that was never made.
  • Verbal Tic: She has two: a habit of muttering under her breath, and she also says "darnit" a lot. Sometimes she does both at once.
  • Villain Protagonist: She is most definitely one of these.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Her solution to most problems (such as the dragon on Bald Mountain, the bioweapon, Sunset Shimmer, and Starlight Glimmer) is to throw the Mane Six at it and trust them to deal with it. And as she explains in Royal Correspondence and "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Celestia doesn't trust the Mane Six's skills as diplomats at all—she just wants them to blast all her problems with the Elements of Harmony.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: According to Discord, the reason she's such a giant troll, has so many archnemeses, starts wars for frivolous reasons and burned out her own eyes is just because she's bored due to having lived so long already, and done everything else that there's nothing left for her to do but to be a jerk.
  • Yes-Man: In "Twilight's Date Night", she immediately agrees with Twilight that Spike shouldn't be gossiping about her date, but does it so effusively that it feels like she's just trying to win points with Twilight.

    Princess Luna
"*sigh* Here we go..."

Voiced by: Cris Galvez

Celestia's younger sister, and formerly, the villain known as Nightmare Moon. Very calm and level-headed, which unfortunately gets her nowhere with her eccentric and jerkish older sister. Despite how badly she's treated, she doesn't seem to hate Celestia; most of the time, she's just exasperated. Like her show counterpart, she can enter ponies' dreams.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Nightmare Moon did nothing wrong. In the original show, Luna became Nightmare Moon out of jealousy towards Celestia, and had to be banished to the Moon after openly rebelling and trying to cause eternal night. Here, as revealed in Episode 26, Luna was seriously injured during her first battle with Sombra, and was sent to the Moon to recover. Her transformation into a crazy supervillain wasn't anything under her control, but the result of a thousand years of isolation on the Moon.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In the movie, she kicks the shit out of Sombra after pretending to have pulled a Face–Heel Turn, and briefly turns back into Nightmare Moon to execute him.
  • Butt-Monkey: No matter what happens, Luna never ends up better out of any interaction with Celestia. She lampshades it in the Halloween special.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Upon discovering that Celestia unnecessarily left her on the moon for a thousand years, driving her insane and turning her into Nightare Moon, Luna's resentment about all Celestia's other abuse finally boils over. As payback, Luna uses her new authority to strip Celestia of her rank while she's away. When Celestia returns in "Two Weeks Later", Luna brusquely informs her of the new status quo, then kicks her out of the castle.
  • Dream Walker: Like her show counterpart, this is a standard part of her power set. Unsurprisingly, once Celestia hears of it, the first thing she does is unintentionally squick Luna out.
  • Fake Defector: When King Sombra gives her a We Can Rule Together speech, Luna says she agrees with him. Then she attacks Sombra anyway, as soon as his guard is down, and explains his speech would have been far more convincing if he hadn't enslaved an entire country and created a zombie army beforehand.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Luna's transformation into the crazed "Nightmare Moon" was just the result of spending a thousand years on the Moon completely alone.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Luna is more traditionally moral than Celestia, advocating kindness and empathy over Celestia's more confrontational approach to situations. However, she's not above simply straight-up blasting a villain to Tartarus if the situation calls for it, as Sunset Shimmer discovers, or flat-out killing them, as Sombra learns the hard way.
  • Healing Factor: Since Celestia has this, Luna presumably has it too.
  • Idealist vs. Pragmatist: She's the Idealist, in contrast with Celestia as the pragmatist. She regularly advocates for the most traditionally moral option in any given situation: humanitarian aid for cities struck by disaster, diplomacy rather than violence, etc. In response to Celestia's philosophical exercise, Luna explicitly insists that whether a pony is good or evil depends more on their intentions than the results of their actions.
  • Nice Girl: Luna is sensible, moral, and generally affable, and would probably be a better ruler than Celestia if she got the chance.
  • Medium Awareness: Like Celestia, Luna seems perfectly at ease with the fourth wall.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Luna gives one to Sombra before killing him.
  • No-Respect Guy: Despite being perfectly sensible, reasonable, and just generally an all-round nice pony, Luna gets pretty much zero respect from anyone; least of all from Celestia, who takes all the glory.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: In episode 21, she sends the Elements of Harmony and Spike to negotiate with the buffalo on her behalf. Then she realizes, to her horror, that's exactly the sort of plan Celestia would have come up with.
  • Only Sane Man: Of all the characters in the series, she seems to be the only one with any sense or reason—but she's constantly overridden and downtrodden by Celestia, so she never gets to take any decisive action.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After her first appearance, she's almost never seen smiling. This is mostly due to the limited animation available (her and Celestia's scenes re-use parts of the same sequence repeatedly). The Halloween Special averts this as it uses footage of Luna Eclipsed.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Movie implies Luna can turn into Nightmare Moon at will, but only uses it in highly desperate situations, as Sombra learns the hard way.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • In the Halloween special. After noticing Luna's frustration at how the other ponies only remember her as Nightmare Moon, Twilight and Applejack help her show the citizens of Ponyville that she's fun and kind.
    • The Royal Correspondence Spin-Off also has her become pen-pals with Friendship Is for Adults Luna.
    • In The Movie, she kills King Sombra all by herself, and Celestia publicly praises her for it.
    • In the finale she becomes sole ruler, forms a truce with the Changelings, and becomes a beloved ruler in her own right.
  • Time to Step Up, Commander: When Celestia leaves to fight on the front lines, Luna finds herself running Equestria in her sister's absence. She's distinctly uncomfortable with the idea, until Celestia explains that it's a chance to finally earn some respect.
  • Twitchy Eye: Demonstrates the "barely controlled fury" type of eye-twitch in the final seconds of the final episode, when she realizes that a two week trip to the Moon would have been sufficient to recover from her injuries—meaning Celestia sent her to the Moon for a full millennium for no reason.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In-Universe. Luna is the only female character to have a female voice actor; however, because mare and stallion voices are switched in the Scootertrix universe, this means she actually has a weirdly masculine voice, by pony standards. No wonder nopony takes her seriously.
  • What Would X Do?: When she takes control of Equestria in Episode 26, her entire strategy is to do what she thinks Celestia would have done. The obvious answer—that Celestia's strategy is no good because she already lost to Chrysalis—never occurs to her, because Celestia's bullying has completely destroyed Luna's confidence in her own judgement and abilities.


CMC/Celestia's generals

    Generals Bloom, Loo, and Belle

Three young fillies and military prodigies, put in charge of planning for the upcoming war with the Changeling Empire and Sombra's forces.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the original show, they are just inexperienced children looking to get their cutie marks. But here, they are military prodigies and active commanders in the Equestrian military.
  • Badass Adorable: They are all military prodigies, but they are still little ponies.
  • Beneath Notice: All three are undercover, pretending to be ordinary fillies as so not to arouse suspicion. To further the pretense, their cutie marks have been hidden (aside from Scootaloo's, as she lost hers in a house fire).
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being very eccentric, they are active generals in the military.
  • Child Soldier: Not only are they active soldiers, but they are Celestia's generals.
  • Co-Dragons/ Quirky Miniboss Squad: Arguably this to Celestia.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the final episodes of the series, they are completely absent outside of a few background cameos and only get lines and focus once again during the montage at the end of the finale, before not showing up at all in the epilogue. (In the episode 26 commentary, Getschman explains the CMC's absence is because he drifted out of contact with Jacob Goodey, the voice of Scootaloo, during those final episodes, and only got back in touch in time for the finale.)
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: In spite of being prodigies and already graduating from a military academy, they struggle with basic arithmetic in Cheerilee's class. (Of course, the rest of the class also struggles, and Cheerilee's odd teaching method certainly doesn't help.)
  • Genius Ditz: They are all very eccentric, but somehow managed to graduate from a military academy while still at grade school age.
  • Improbable Age: Despite being young fillies, all three of them appear not only to have graduated from the military academy, but are already high ranking officers in the Equestrian military. Given Celestia's insane trust in them, it's probable that she's the reason they were promoted so highly in the first place.
  • Not so Above It All: All of them lose their cool and start panicking like terrified fillies when faced with the genuinely deadly cockatrice.
  • Retired Badass: In the finale they decide to retire and become normal fillies.

    General Bloom

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

Applejack's younger sister, and Supreme Commander of all Earth Pony forces. She has a posh British London accent, reminiscent of the stereotypical depiction of a World War One fighter pilot.

  • Catchphrase: "Egads".
  • Idiot Ball: Her "plan" to catch the cockatrice. Even Scootaloo, whose plans are usually violently insane, calls her out on this.
  • The Leader: Although equal in rank to her two comrades, she appears to be the de facto leader of the trio, as Loo and Belle readily defer to her judgement.
  • Not so Above It All: Though she comports herself with military professionalism most of the time, she still tends to have lapses of childish behavior; fighting with Scootaloo over who has the best military, and even outright gloating at a loss suffered by her own side, just because it happened under the command of her rival.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Her accent and mannerisms match the 20th century image of an upper-class British "old boy".
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: Mathematical failings notwithstanding, she's evidently the brains of the operation.
  • The Strategist: Of the three, she's the best at analyzing the situation and coming up with a viable solution.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Instead of thanking Fluttershy for saving her from the cockatrice, she chastises her for accidentally destroying it.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Bloom's posh British voice is a stark contrast to Applejack's southern drawl, an oddity noted by Twilight in episode 9.

    General Loo
"I'd like to see those changelings change themselves from being dead mangled corpses!"

Voiced by: Jacob Goodey

A gravelly-voiced pegasus filly with a penchant for violence. Supreme Commander of the Pegasus division. Reportedly, the only surviving member of her family, although she seems worryingly unconcerned about it.

  • Ax-Crazy: General Loo is very eager to start slaughtering enemy troops.
  • Blood Knight: She tries to veto Apple Bloom's idea of using the cockatrice as a weapon of war, on the grounds that it is too quick and painless, even quoting The Joker's reason for using a knife instead of a gun.
  • Colonel Kilgore: She's more interested in destruction and mayhem than actually winning the war. She even rejects a plan at one point on the grounds that it wouldn't cause enough suffering.
  • Creepy Child: On top of how eager she is for war, Scoots is disturbingly upbeat for a child who just lost her home and family.
  • The Lancer: She is this to Apple Bloom.
  • Misery Builds Character: Scootaloo casually mentions that her entire family is dead, then laughs it off, claiming it made her the pony she is today.
  • Token Evil Teammate: How evil she is is debatable, but she's bloodthirsty and certainly doesn't care about the welfare of her opponents.

    General Belle

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

Supreme Commander of the Imperial Magic Legion. Although nominally Rarity's younger sister, this is evidently a cover story to explain why the two live together.

  • Character Exaggeration: Sweetie Belle has an exaggerated version of her voice from canon, with the cuteness, high pitch, and squeakiness cranked up to 11. (Which also makes her an Inverted Trope relative to other abridged series, which tend to give Sweetie a hilariously unfitting voice instead.)
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She puts glitter on random objects, and cleans the dust off trees—and when others ask her why she does it, even she doesn't know.
  • Good Is Not Nice:
    Sweetie Belle: It's better to have a quick and horrible war, than a long and horrible war!
  • The Heart: She can't bear to see her friends fighting. When Apple Bloom and Scootaloo get into a heated argument due to their opposing viewpoints on how the war should be fought, she breaks it up by launching into an epic rant of her own.
  • The Unintelligible: She gets even squeakier and harder to understand when she's excited. Rarity admits in episode 17 that she can't understand Sweetie at all when she gets like that. (And neither could some fans—prompting Jack Getschman to add subtitles specifically for Sweetie Belle's lines.)


"Well, well, well. Twilight Sparkle. My arch-nemesis."

Voiced by: James Gonzolez (main voice, Episode 6, Episode 9), Greg Hoffman (main voice, "Trixie the Abridged" and The Movie), Jacob Goodey, Vic Bell, Jack Getschman (alternate voices)

Twilight Sparkle's bitter rival. A self-admitted mediocre magician, she uses her knowledge of the Fourth Wall to compensate.

  • Anti-Villain: Her motives are sympathetic—she wants some respect, and to escape from Twilight Sparkle's shadow—but she's trying to achieve those goals by antagonizing a pony who's never directly done anything to her. Even so, Trixie's more of a petty asshole than capital-e Evil; her greatest act of villainy (destroying the show with her powers) was completely unintended, and she was suitably disturbed at what she'd done afterwards. And when the chips are down, she puts herself at risk to help save the world from a real villain.
  • Arch-Enemy: She claims that Twilight is her arch-nemesis, although Twilight doesn't seem to reciprocate.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In her early appearances, Twilight always bests her with ease. She eventually becomes a Not-So-Harmless Villain, though.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Trixie alerts the Princesses to Discord and brings them to Ponyvillle.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her opinion of her Fourth Wall powers at the end of "Trixie the Abridged".
    Trixie: Well, that's just great. The one thing I'm good at, and it could destroy the whole world. Brilliant!
  • A Day In The Lime Light: In "Trixie the Abridged".
  • Driven by Envy: Trixie's only real motivation is to beat Twilight Sparkle and obtain the recognition that she believes she deserves.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Like her show counterpart, she pretends that she's more powerful than she really is... but in this case, she also tries to steal the credit from Twilight, which might explain why the two are nemeses.
  • Me's a Crowd: She tries to defeat Twilight by cloning herself, twice.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: She uses her fourth wall powers to best Twilight in a petty fight, but accidentally ends the series in the process. Fortunately, it can be fixed.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In "Trixie the Abridged", she manages to not only stay one step ahead of Twilight for most of the episode, but the ending revealed that she has the potential to end the series for good. Luckily she's not interested in doing that.
  • The Nth Doctor: Her "main" voice is performed by James Gonzalez in Episodes 6 and 9, then by Greg Hoffman in "Trixie the Abridged" and after. Trixie explains that she felt her increased mastery of the Fourth should have a new voice to go with it, and so she just changed it.
  • Smug Smiler: Has a cruel grin on her face while she's taunting Twilight.
  • Smug Super: She tries to lord it over Twilight by showing off her Fourth Wall powers.
  • Third-Person Person: As with her show counterpart.
    Llama: Wait, if you brought yourself here, can you send us home?
    Trixie: Trrrrixie, the Grrreat and Powerful, can do anything!
    Lightning Dust: Fantastic! How do we get in touch with her?
    Trixie: I am Trixie. The Great and Powerful.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In The Movie she finally gets a legitimate accomplishment that she can brag about, due to the small but crucial part she plays in taking down Discord. The finale also has her become a hero in her own right by helping Pinkie in mentoring anyone with the power of the Fourth.
  • Reality Warper: Becomes this once she gets more proficient at rewriting The Script.
  • The Resenter: Trixie is this to Twilight, seeing herself as Always Second Best to her arch-nemesis.
  • Voice Changeling: She can change her voice at will, apparently as part of her Fourth Wall power set.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can do this as a result of her mastery of the Fourth. She impedes Twilight by taking on the appearance of Fluttershy, then Pinkie Pie. Then she takes Pinkie's appearance again, as a gambit help the real Pinkie escape from Discord.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: A throwaway line implies she's under the impression that she's the hero in an underdog story, and that Twilight's The Rival she has to overcome.

"Sneak attack!"

Voiced by: Wacarb

The Bird's arch-nemesis. A gray, blonde-maned pegasus who is determined to kill The Bird, yet is completely ineffective at doing so.

  • Arch-Enemy: The Bird first alluded to her in Episode 16, but she didn't appear until the short "The Bird's Arch Nemesis".
  • Calling Your Attacks: She vigorously announces her sneak attacks.
  • Characterization Marches On: She appears in the background in several episodes before her speaking debut... but she shows no sign of her vendetta against The Bird. In one episode, The Bird even brushes past her, and neither pony acknowledges the other.
  • Harmless Villain: At best she only manages to inconvenience The Bird, and even that was by accident.


Voiced by: Josh Scorcher

A changeling agent sent to infiltrate and rally the tribe of buffalo who oppose Celestia to their side.

  • Adaptational Name Change: Her name has been changed from Little Strong Heart to the much more mundane Harper.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original, Little Strong Heart was one of the few buffalo who argued against going to war with the ponies. Here, she's the one encouraging the buffalo to go to war.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Like a certain pony, she has been changed from a just a small buffalo into a changeling in this series.
  • The Mole: She was intended to be this to the buffalo, but owing to her Paper-Thin Disguise, that didn't work out the way she intended.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As Rarity points out, the limitations on changeling magic means she can't quite get her buffalo disguise right, making it obvious to everyone that she's a changeling. Though lucky for her, it didn't matter in the end.

    Sunset Shimmer
"So! You thought you could just send your little goons to take me out?"

Voiced by: BigApplePie

One of Celestia's arch-nemeses, who escaped to a parallel dimension at some time in the past. She is Celestia's antithesis, capable of nullifying the sun goddess's powers by her mere presence.

  • Back for the Finale: She makes a cameo appearance being interrogated by Luna in Tartarus in the finale.
  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: Luna interrogates her to find out how Chrysalis was able to negate Celestia’s powers and defeat her, which only Sunset was able to do. Sunset just winds up giving up all the information Luna wants through her Evil Gloating rather than ask for anything in return.
  • Evil All Along: In the human world, she acts like a perfectly normal girl with no knowledge of Equestria, who seems to be friends already with the mane six's human counterparts. Then Twilight takes her to meet Celestia, and Sunset reveals she actually is a villain who wants to conquer Equestria.
  • Evil Gloating: Sunset exposits at great length about how she's Celestia's arch-nemesis, how Celestia is powerless against her, and so on. Then Luna attacks in the middle of Sunset's monologue, catching her completely off-guard.
  • Evil Laugh: She lets one out practically as soon as she's finished her dramatic reveal.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her penchant for Evil Gloating.
  • Large Ham: When she drops her innocent guise, she turns out to be just as big a ham as Celestia, taking great pleasure in monologuing, gloating, and dropping just about every villain cliché that she can.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Queen Chrysalis was the one who gave Sunset her Meaningful Name, magically molding her from childhood to be Celestia's arch-nemesis.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Sunset" indicates that she will be Celestia's doom.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Sunset's innocent pretense manages to fool all of the Elements. She's even good enough to convince Twilight that Celestia was mistaken about her.

    King Sombra
"You fight for the good of ponykind? Fool! You fail to see the darkness that lurks in all ponies!"

Voiced by: Wubcake

An evil unicorn necromancer who Celestia has fought and killed several times over the centuries, but who keeps being brought back to life by his followers. Celestia considers him an arch-nemesis, but regards him as more of a nuisance than a threat.

  • Big Bad Ensemble: Along with Discord and Chrysalis, Sombra is one of the many threats to Equestria's safety and the leader of one of the enemy factions in the war.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Sombra has all the potential to be a Big Bad, being an evil and powerful necromancer with a nigh-unstoppable undead army at his command, but he's too stupid and egotistical to actually utilize this to its full effect, and Luna easily kills him by both playing to his ego and outclassing him in sheer power. The finale even reveals he had just been a pawn of Chrysalis the entire time, being a mere distraction for Celestia.
  • Dream Weaver: He has a power over dreams that rivals even Princess Luna's.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appears on-screen as early as Episode 7, but is unrecognizable in his smoke form at the time.
  • Inverted Trope: Sombra from the original cartoon drew mockery for only speaking in short sentences or single words, on the rare occasions he talked at all. So this version of Sombra talks entirely too much, and everypony else wishes he would just shut up.
  • Large Ham: He clearly revels in his villainy, and shows this by devouring the scenery around him. He even deliberately plays up this trait to make his enemies underestimate him.
  • Mind Rape: He takes down Celestia by showing her the nightmares of every pony in Equestria. He finds the same trick doesn’t work as well on Luna, who destroys these nightmares every night.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Although described somewhat dismissively by Celestia, he turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, trapping Luna and even managing to best Celestia in personal combat.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He delivers a We Can Rule Together speech to Princess Luna, in which he brings up a bunch of legitimate reasons Princess Celestia isn't fit to rule and then insists he wants to put Luna on the throne, rather than seizing Equestria for himself. But he's really just saying that to tempt Luna into a Face–Heel Turn—and he's genuinely shocked when Luna initially agrees with him.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He engages in clichéd villain banter and even reuses quips from the last time he fought Celestia, which makes Celestia underestimate him and leave herself open to attack.
  • Oh, Crap!: He clearly starts panicking right before Luna murders him.
  • Sorcerous Overlord
  • Super Smoke: One of his forms is a giant cloud of black smoke.

"I am the great puppeeter. The master of chaos. The God of the Fourth. My name... is Discord."

Voiced by: Anna Chloe Moorey

An ancient evil with godlike mastery of the Fourth Wall. Defeated and sealed in a statue by the Princesses more than a thousand years ago, his prison has been slowly weakened by ponies breaking the Fourth Wall.

  • Big Bad Ensemble: Along with Sombra and Chrysalis, Discord is one of the greatest threats to Equestria's safety and serves as one of the main antagonists.
  • The Corruptor: He uses his power over the Fourth to rewrite Pinkie into a murderous psychopath.
  • Fatal Flaw: His massive ego, which eventually results in Trixie and Pinkie being able to stop him.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Not only is he aware of the show's fictionality, he's also aware of all fan content related to the show - and this being MLP, that gives him a lot of power to draw on.
  • A God Am I: He claims to be the God of the Fourth Wall, and considering how strong he is, he may be telling the truth.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he does have some comedic traits, Discord and his actions are generally played pretty straight and as horrifying, and whenever he appears, most of the comedy tends to vanish.
  • Outside-Context Problem: At the time that Discord breaks free, everypony is busy fighting the war; nobody is even aware that one of the most powerful beings in the universe has just returned.
  • Reality Warper: Discord's power over the Fourth is godlike; with a snap of his fingers, he can rewrite dialogue, alter personalities, and even control the reality of other reality warpers.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At least until Episode 25. The Movie has him get sealed right back in the can.
  • Taken for Granite: Turned to stone by Celestia, who uses him as a lawn gnome. And his final fate in the movie as well.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Discord believes that the script can not be changed, when in reality it changes with the actions of the characters. This ends up leading to his undoing.

    Lord Tirek
"Cower, ponies! For I am Death, destroyer of worlds!"

Voiced by: Ink Rose

A centaur who can directly draw power from the magic of the Fourth, and can suck the life force out of any pony, even the Princesses. A squadron of Wonderbolt first responders killed him years ago. He somehow returns in the present day... but this time the Mane Six make short work of him.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Tirek desperately wants to be the Big Bad and has the potential to be so, but he's easily taken out by the Mane Six since Celestia was smart enough to send them after him immediately after he escaped.
  • Evil Gloating: The Bird even identifies him as "a level three monologuer."
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Has even less backstory and motivation than his counterpart from the original cartoon. He just showed up one day and started wrecking everything.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In his debut episode "The Return of Lord Tirek", the mane six dispatch him in seconds with the Elements of Harmony, making him look like a chump. But the flashback in The Movie shows his original invasion of Equestria, when he had absorbed enough magic to become a complete nightmare. He blasted all but one the Wonderbolts squadron beyond the Fourth Wall, and it took the full force of a Sonic Rainboom to kill him. The Mane Six are damn lucky they were able to thwart him at stage one.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Averted. The Mane Six banish him back to Tartarus right when he starts Stage One.

    Queen Chrysalis
"I won't prolong your imminent death with a monologue. So... bye!"

Voiced by: Alumx

Queen of the Changeling Empire, and the one arch-nemesis who Celestia seems to respect and fear—but not enough, as it turns out.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Chrysalis from the original show wouldn't accept anything less than complete victory over ponykind, yet starved her changelings to maintain her own power in the hive (or was just too proud to admit there was a better way). This version of Chrysalis genuinely cares for the needs of her changelings, and accepts Luna's offer to negotiate a truce and end the war.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Along with Sombra and Discord, she is one of the main antagonists who are plotting Equestria's downfall. In the end, she emerges as the ultimate Big Bad through sheer cunning and being smart enough to subtly invade Equestria while the others call attention to themselves.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She's the one who gave Sunset Shimmer her Meaningful Name, brought King Sombra back from the dead, and encouraged him to conquer the Crystal Empire.
  • Mirror Character: Essentially she's Princess Celestia's changeling counterpart: an apparent chessmaster monarch who triumphs against all odds through unconventional and possibly evil tactics, but sincerely cares about her citizens when push come to shove. To really drive the point home, Chrysalis uses one of Celestia's own tactics against her (namely, flirting with your opponent in the middle of battle to knock them off-balance), and when she briefly seizes control of Canterlot Castle in Episode 26, she immediately gets to work... standing in front of that stained glass window and debating inane topics with her second-in-command, just like Celestia.
  • Rabble Rouser: Her infiltrators spread rumors and lies to stir up discontent among the general public. Then Chrysalis herself, using the guise of Starlight Glimmer, steps in and organizes the unruly masses into a full-blown revolt against Luna.
  • The Spymaster: Has an extensive network of spies infiltrating all levels of Equestria, which proves to be even more dangerous than her conventional army.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Has a strange, flighty way of talking (very much like the voice Alumx uses for the Cloud Cuckoolander version of Celestia from his own animations) which is an odd fit for one of the most competent antagonists in the whole series.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: She cons her way to a direct confrontation with Celestia by posing as her favorite window maker.note  Though Celestia claims she saw through the deception, and only played along to lure Chrysalis out of hiding.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: As Sunset Shimmer explains, Chrysalis didn't meticulously plan her defeat of Celestia, but just set a bunch of schemes in motion, revised them on the fly as needed, and acted when opportunity presented itself.

Other Characters

    Lieutenant Tiara

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

General Bloom's subordinate and old friend from the academy.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Tiara is nothing like her show counterpart; rather than a bully, she is a friendly and helpful subordinate to Apple Bloom.
  • Child Soldier: Like the CMC, Tiara is an officer in the Equestrian military.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Lt. Tiara and Spooky Spoon completely disappear after their first appearance, except for a few background cameos.
  • The Ditz: Apple Bloom apparently thinks of Lt. Tiara this way.
  • One-Shot Character: Only shows up for one episode in a prominent role.

    Spooky Spoon

Voiced by: Zach Meeks

Diamond Tiara's ghostly comrade.

  • Child Soldier: She appears to be serving alongside Lt. Tiara, although her rank is not given.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She completely disappears after her first appearance, outside of a few background cameos.
  • Dead All Along: She's already deceased in her first appearance. She's remarkably blasé about this, and she can't even remember how she died.
  • Invisibility: As a ghost, Spooky Spoon has this power.
  • One-Shot Character: Only shows up in one episode.

"Berry Pinch! Do you have a death wish?"

Voiced by: Jack Getschman

The local elementary school teacher. She has a somewhat psychotic approach to education.

  • Berserk Button: Do not interrupt her class or speak unless spoken to.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She seems very off.
  • Dirty Coward: When Discord begins destroying reality, she hides out in Twilight's house until he is stopped.
  • Large Ham: Her lecturing style is rather grandiose.
    Cheerilee: Students! I have an announcement to make! Today we will be going... to the library!
  • Sadist Teacher: Although she's never seen to cause any harm on screen, she routinely makes threats toward her students for even minor infractions.

"Great Celestia, it's like I'm on a game show called 'Who's The Most Braindead?', and I'm surrounded by this season's winners!"

Voiced by: Ted Getschman

Commanding officer and drill instructor of the 25th Sky Cavaliers, The Bird's former unit.

  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Plays the trope absolutely straight, with all the shouting, insulting, and gratuitous punishment that you'd expect.

    Kevin Bacon 
A real-life actor and filmmaker, as well as Celestia's hated rival.
  • Always Someone Better: How Celestia sees him.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned as early as episode 3, but doesn't actually "appear" until episode 13.
  • The Ghost/The Unseen: He's never once seen or heard on screen in the entire series, but is repeatedly mentioned by other characters.
  • Nice Guy: He gives money to orphans, and donated his medal immediately after winning the Running of the Leaves race.

    The Editor 
"I. Can. Spel."

The editor of Scootertrix the Abridged - supposedly, Getschman himself. Communicates only via on-screen text captions. Despite wielding essentially godlike power over the show's universe, he still seems to make mistakes that medium-aware characters like Pinkie pick up on.

  • Author Powers: More like Editor Powers; he's been seen to pause time and skip scenes which aren't working, but otherwise tends to be fairly hands-off.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Though it happens off-screen, he saves the mane six by cutting off the footage in Episode 25 before a possessed Pinkie can kill anyone, then uses Offscreen Teleportation to move them all to safety.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a weirdo who makes dumb spelling mistakes and gets into arguments with his own characters (and loses). But at the most dire moment, he saves the mane six from death with his editing powers. And even in that badass moment, he's still kind of dumb, because he waits until the last possible second, just to make it more dramatic and get more views.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the movie, Discord uses his powers to stop the Editor from being able to interfere in the show outside of posting episodes and writing disclaimers. The Editor is still unable to interfere at the end, and with Pinkie no longer using the Fourth on the script and Trixie unable to do so, he's permanently trapped.
    The Editor: Ah nuts.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Editor is concerned with ratings and can be insensitive, but he clearly cares about the characters.
  • Moral Guardians: Either he's working for them, or he's one himself. Pinkie Pie confirms that The Editor mainly edits the show "for ratings", which means all the Curse Cut Short and Sound Effect Bleeps are his doing.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In The Movie, Discord uses the Fourth to subject him to a Fate Worse than Death that permanently takes him out of commission, showing just how powerful he is.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Like The Bird, the "The" appears to be part of his actual name.

"La la la!"
Voiced By: Jack Getschman

Applejack's pet dog.
  • Big Eater: She's obsessed with food and is constantly begging for it, much like a real dog. It annoys the hell out of Applejack, who lampshades it in a rant after Winona bothers her one too many times.
    Applejack: I KNOW SHE WANTS FOOD! SHE ALWAYS WANTS FOOD, TWILIGHT! EVERY DAY IT'S FOOD THIS AND FOOD THAT! LALALALA, SING A SONG ABOUT FOOD! ARE YOU FOOD? JUST NON-STOP! …You think dogs love ya, Twilight? Pony's best friend? Well, they don't. All they ever want is food! It's just food! If you have the food, then they like you. That's why they like you. It's because you have food!
    Winona: Please?
    Applejack: No! You'll get some later!
  • Catchphrase: "Lalalala!"
  • Too Dumb to Live: Would have poisoned herself by eating chocolate if Applejack weren't there to stop her. Even when AJ bluntly explains that chocolate will kill her, Winona is still torn on whether or not to eat it.
  • Uplifted Animal: After eating an orange from the orange tree in Applejack's orchard, she gains the ability to talk. Since it didn't amplify her intelligence too, Winona mostly uses her new ability to constantly beg people for food.