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- Artistic Age: Despite appearing to be a sixteen-year-old girl, Sunset's actually a twenty-nine-year-old mare.
- Be All My Sins Remembered: Her past haunts her at first but goes away once she becomes intertwined with her family.
- Big Eater: Sunset easily finishes off a XXXL Fatburger, fries, and large caramel shake. One would think she eats like a horse.
- Happily Adopted: Well, happily fostered, at any rate. Then they give her the adoption papers for her birthday, though it hasn't gone through as of the end of Book III. The formalities go through at the end of Book V.
- Has Two Mommies: Celestia is the closest she has to a biological mother (but is technically adoptive), and she's happily adopted by the human Twilight Velvet and her family by the time Phase Two of the Berylverse is done.
- Race Lift: Sunset is apparently Caucasian in the 7DSJverse. Confirmed with the human Sunset Shimmer being of Franco-American descent.
- Reformed, but Rejected: At first, becoming The Atoner to make up for all she's done. After the incident with the Vibe she regains her position atop the school, but this time as a Lovable Alpha Bitch instead of just a regular one.
- Agent Scully: Twily doesn't believe in magic in the slightest. Given who her counterpart is, any meeting between the two will be interesting, to say the least.
- Ditzy Genius: Twilight has almost none of this, especially when it comes to affectionate displays with her Sunset and Octavia, to the point that it becomes Incest Subtext. By Book III, however, she has picked up more than enough of Sunset's habits and is acting more like her than their cousin.
- Happily Failed Suicide: Twilight walks into traffic as a result of her nightmares, but is saved in the nick of time by Sunset.
- Hidden Depths: From inferences, it's suggested that Twilight also knows most of the major Latinist languages, i.e. French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Additionally, she plays the violin.
- Race Lift: Twilight and her family are Americans of German descent (on their paternal side), as of Book III. Revealed to be Hispanic on her mother's side as of Book IV.
- Latino Is Brown: Inverted, as the darker-skinned Rainbow Dash (also Hispanic) is surprised to find that Twilight's family is Hispanic as well.
- Related in the Adaptation: Spike's human counterpart is her little brother, and Octavia Melody's human counterpart is her paternal cousin. Sunset Shimmer, being fostered by her family, becomes her sister.
- Elegant Classical Musician: At least when she's on the clock.
- Fusion Dance: Before she was born, Octavia was going to be one of a set of twins... but they merged in the womb, so she has two sets of DNA. She finds the whole situation incredibly creepy. It gets worse when it turns out said twin is still alive and conscious within her.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Gradually becomes jealous of Sunset being closer to Twilight, especially as Octavia had not believed Sunset when she said Twilight had problems. Since her subconscious referred to Sunset as "that newcomer", something Octavia herself doesn't believe she'd call Sunset, it remains to be seen whether it's a darker part of her mind or something else. It eventually turns out to be the spirit of her absorbed, unborn twin.
- Race Lift: As of Book III, Tavi's paternal family is of German descent and her maternal side is of Spanish ( possibly Equestrian) descent.
- Related in the Adaptation: The local versions of Shining Armor, Twilight Sparkle and Spike are her paternal cousins, and Sunset Shimmer, being fostered by their family, becomes her cousin as well.
- On her mother's side, she has Octavia "Fiddlesticks" Van Clef, and her second cousins Screwball and Midnight Moondust, who are sisters.
- Woman Scorned: Whether it's her family situation, a leftover from the Vibe incident or the actual former (as Rarity suggests), Tavi seems to fit this stereotype. It eventually turns out to be the influence of her absorbed twin Melody.
- Action Girl: Applejack is a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do and those she's fought tend to regret it.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Despite coming to Rainbow Dash's rescue from the hands of Gilda and Lightning Dust, Applejack still gets punished for engaging in fistcuffs on school property.
- Cute Bruiser: As a sign of her strength, she caved in one of the heavy plastic doors in the school's gym.
- Family Business: Instead of a farm, AJ helps her family run a convenience store in town which was the primary reason for them moving to Canterlot from Havener, Oklahoma.
- Farmer's Daughter: Played with; though her family has left the farm in lieu of running an organic store, AJ still retains much of the nature from those days.
- Funetik Aksent: AJ's Oklahoma drawl isn't as pronounced as the other members of her family due to her upbringing in California, but it's still noticeable.
- It's also weaker than that of her counterpart.
- My Parents Are Dead: Averted. Applejack's parents are well and truly still alive, although they almost died in a car accident that left her mother with permanent difficulties in walking.
- Nice Hat: Unlike her counterpart, AJ does not like hats, given that it messes her hair up. However, she does have an old Stetson she wears on occasion.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being certifiably kooky, she often is able to provide ample advice to others when the need arises, such as with Blossomforth.
- Dead Guy Junior: At least a half example - she was named for both Quartz's own mother (whose status is unknown) and Igneous's older sister, who died of the same neurological disease Pinkie was born with.
- Expressive Hair: Like her pony counterpart, her hair seems to reflect her state of mood, notably deflating if she feels sad or depressed.
- Farmer's Daughter: Well, technically a quarryman's daughter....
- In the Blood: The neurological disease Pinkie was born with runs in the family, having killed one of her aunts when said aunt was nine. Bipolar Disorder also runs in the family... and the treatment for her nerve disease triggered it in her.
- Nurture over Nature: Pinkie believes her upbringing in California separates her from her family.
- Related in the Adaptation: The niece of the local Carrot and Cup Cake (her mother and Cup are sisters).
- Sad Clown: Pinkie laughs on the outside, but hides a deep, secret pain on the inside. She even compares herself to the Trope Codifier at one point.
- The Ace: The captain of Canterlot High's JV soccer team.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Being Hispanic, Rainbow can speak Spanish. Strangely enough, so can her counterpart.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Rainbow comes to the rescue of Roseluck, but gets pounded into the ground by Lightning Dust.
- Race Lift: Rainbow is Hispanic, as her father Rainbow Blitz is Mexican-American.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's descended from the local version of Commander Hurricane, has Scootaloo as her Happily Adopted little sister, and Spitfire as her cousin.
- Badass Adorable: When she was assaulted by Blueblood, she took care of him in short order.
- The Confidant: Rarity is the first of Sunset's friends that the latter confides with what her true form is.
- The Fashionista: And a rare case, as she's a hands-on seamstress as well.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Especially when its one's hair color, darling.
- Hidden Depths: Due to playing videogames with her cousin (a now-professional gamer) when she was younger, Rarity is an expert videogamer.
- It's implied that Rarity also speaks French.
- Proper Lady: Apparently in very much contrast to the rest of her family.
- Socialite: Or as much as one can be in high school.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Octavia exposes her parentage, Fluttershy has a BSOD and does not handle it well.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Being part Japanese, Fluttershy is fluent in the language.
- Disappeared Dad: Left when she and Angel were little. As it turns out, Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You, and he's secretly been supporting the family this entire time.
- Hidden Depths: To the shock of pretty much all her friends, especially Octavia, Fluttershy is an accomplished multi-instrumental musician, though she learned her skills not from her father but from her paternal grandfather.
- Race Lift: Her maternal grandmother Kimono (wife of Tradewinds and mother of Posey) is Japanese.
- Related in the Adaptation: Angel, the human counterpart of Angel Bunny, is her little brother. Discord of all people is their Disappeared Dad. Tirek, his former bandmate and still good friend, is her godfather.
- Theiss Titillation Theory: Due to her chest size, even though she dresses modestly for the most part, this is always a concern for her.
- Adaptational Villainy: He turns out to be a real slimeball in the series.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Cheated on Sunset with Blossomforth and then dumped her, refused to help out when she turned up pregnant, and tried to seduce Human!Twilight with the aid of a date-rape drug.
- The Casanova: Was seeing Blossomforth while still dating Sunset, and neither girl was aware.
- Related in the Adaptation: He and Blueblood are cousins.
- Related in the Adaptation: She and Rainbow Dash are cousins.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Lyra believes that unicorns exist.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lyra serves as the former to best friend Trixie and her girlfriend, Bon-Bon.
- Action Girl: Like Applejack, she's a martial artist; specifically in her case, Vovinam.
- Lipstick Lesbian: More feminine than her girlfriend, Lyra.
- Meaningful Name: Though she uses her middle name, Bon-Bon's first name is actually Kẹo Dừa, a Vietnamese name that refers to a type of Vietnamese candy.
- Race Lift: Bon-Bon is of Vietnamese ancestry.
Beatrix "Trixie" Lulamoon
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Trixie serves as the latter to best friend Lyra.
Macintosh "Big Mac" Apple
- High-School Sweethearts: He and Scoops have been dating since the beginning and hinted that it's a permanent thing.
- The Silent Bob: While he speaks more than his canon counterpart, he prefers to get a point across nonverbally.
- The Atoner: Tries to make things right with Sunset and everyone else she wronged after a good hard look in the proverbial mirror.
- Knife Nut: She carries a switchblade... and used it on Sunset, but lost it in the process. She later tried to use its replacement on Rainbow Dash, but was caught and expelled for it, since having a weapon on campus is against the rules... and carrying a switchblade is illegal in their world's California.
- Race Lift: Though not explicitly stated, by inference, Gilda is likely African-American. This was later confirmed in ''meanwhile...''
- Psycho Lesbian: Gay and proud of it, and isn't willing to take no for an answer when a girl turns down her advances.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Insists she's a shoe-in for the Olympics. She's really not, especially after being kicked off the track team for fighting.
- Sore Loser: Started rumors about Flitter and Cloudchaser's own sexuality when they refused to sleep with her.
- Ditzy Genius: She might be able to write programs in seconds flat, but still freaks out when someone asks her on a date.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Derpy is highly intelligent, and wears glasses... admittedly, they're more for vision correction.
Golden "Carrot Top" Harvest
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Though it's common knowledge that her name is actually Golden Harvest, everyone tends to refer to her by her nickname.
- Happily Failed Suicide: Minuette slashes her wrists after she finds out she was "used" in an orgy while drugged. Fortunately, her parents rush her to the hospital in time.
- Only Known By Her Nickname: Minuette hates being called by her nickname, "Colgate", which she got by being the child of two dentists.
- Race Lift: Minuette is African-American.
- The Atoner: Truly regrets his role in the Vibe incident.
- Race Lift: Noteworthy is African-American.
- Related in the Adaptation: He and Sunstone are first cousins, once removed.
- Heartbroken Badass: Great at martial arts, not so much in her love life.
- Kissing Cousins: Stony would very much like to be this with Noteworthy, who she's loved for a long time.
- Tsundere: Will only open up to a few people about who she loves; to everyone else, she's a prankster and a hardass.
- Related in the Adaptation: She and Noteworthy are first cousins, once removed.
- Age-Gap Romance: With Boysenberry
- Adaptational Wimp: While he wasn't much of a character in canon, he's played as being looked down upon by his fellow students.
- Dreadlock Rasta: Though this is more due to the character's original design than his personality in-story.
- Not Blood Siblings: He and his stepsister Coffee Cream are in a sexual relationship.
Renaissance Canvas & Juniper Montage
- New Transfer Student: They have both transferred to CHS from a private school in Seattle.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Played with. Juniper clearly wants to be a cinematographer like her uncle Canter Zoom, but Ren is apparently the one with the actual talent...and none of the drive.
- High-School Sweethearts: In a twisted way, he and Suri.
- Related in the Adaptation: He and Flash Sentry are cousins.
- Race Lift: She's of Russian descent via one set of her great-great grandparents, who emigrated after the Soviets took power in the early 1920s.
- Teen Pregnancy: She was sleeping with Flash Sentry, who got her pregnant and abandoned her. Fortunately, she still has the love and support of her family, and of Sunset Shimmer. She has since named her unborn child Sunset Blossom, and asked Sunset Shimmer to be the godmother. Sunset accepted.
- Broken Pedestal: Winds up on one when her manipulations lead to her utterly alienating her sister Crackle.
- Depraved Bisexual: Clearly willing to go the extra mile for fun and manipulation.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Honestly doesn't realize that Coco's friendship with Crackle is real and not the scheming of a manipulative gold-digger like herself.
- High-School Sweethearts: In a twisted way, she and Blueblood.
- Related in the Adaptation: Crackle is her younger half-sister on their father's side.
- High-School Sweethearts: He and Fleur have been dating since the beginning and hinted that it'll end in marriage.
- Related in the Adaptation: Coco Pommel is his younger sister, and Human Sunset Shimmer is his cousin.
- Related in the Adaptation: Fancy Pants is her older brother, and Human Sunset Shimmer is her cousin.
- Broken Bird: Crackle becomes this after she sees what Suri has done to her best friend, Coco.
- Race Lift: Crackle is half-Chinese via her mother's side.
- Related in the Adaptation: She and Suri are half-sisters.
- Son of a Whore: Crackle's mother is her father's mistress, not his wife.
- Age-Gap Romance: Berry and Rose are in one, though Rose tried to avoid it due to the Jail Bait Wait.
- Fille Fatale: She chased after Rose, not the other way around.
- The Illegal: Berry and her family are illegal aliens.
- Latino Is Brown
- Meaningful Rename: Sorta. Berry's name is actually Mora de Boisen, which is Spanish for Boysenberry.
- Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much never stops, and virtually no one is immune.
- Bi the Way: Though currently with Vinyl, she'd reputedly spent time with men and women back in Canterlot... though we only ever know of her female relationships.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Braeburn admits to wearing Opaque Nerd Glasses before he switched to contacts. His sister later adds that he used to dress "like a dork", though Jade strongly disagrees.
- Nice Guy: Ultimately why Jade started going out with him.
- Race Lift: Jade is African-American. Canonically, Jade Lily is a unicorn from the Crystal Empire.
- Shapeshifting Lover: Happens to be a unicorn from Equestria, but that doesn't make her love Braeburn any less.
- One-Winged Angel: By the end of Apple Tree, she becomes what Applejack later describes as a "hippie goddess."
Twilight Velvet & Night Light
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Velvet, a professional child psychologist, fails to see her own daughter suffering and writes it off as being in a rebellious phase.
- And she does it again in Book IV with Octavia in the balance.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: A conversation between Velvet and Celestia reveals that they were both this during their high school years.
- Mixed Ancestry: Velvet and her siblings (including her sister Twilight Glitter, who lives in Miami) are half Hispanic on their mother's side and half "typical Midwestern stock Scandinavian sorts" on their father's.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He forgets to knock before going into the bathroom and goes through his sisters' and cousin's things without permission.
- Digging Yourself Deeper: When he refuses to help out in the kitchen at his mother's request in favor of going over to play video games at a friend's house his mom adds to his chore list.
- Related in the Adaptation: He's the youngest child of Velvet and Night.
- By-the-Book Cop: Generally so, though his habit of being a Reasonable Authority Figure has benefited two troubled girls: Sunset and Sweet Pea.
- Fair Cop: In fairness, though, he worked himself to this point, as his flashbacks he was much scrawnier.
- FBI Agent: Technically he's just a CPD officer on loan to the FBI, but it fits.
Ballad & Evening Sonnet
- Enemy Within: She hates Octavia for being the one to live instead of her, and is determined to make her life miserable and eventually take over their shared body.
- Evil Twin: Very much so.
- Gollum Made Me Do It: She's influenced Octavia's thoughts and actions, including causing her to murder Twilight's pet owl.
- Split-Personality Takeover: She's trying for this, and having some success... though Octavia's still Fighting from the Inside.
- Walking Spoiler: Eeyup.
Cornflower & Appleseed
Cloudy Quartz & Igneous Rock
Carrot Cake & Cup Cake
- Related in the Adaptation: Cup is Cloudy Quartz's sister, and by extension Pinkie and her sisters' aunt.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Her mother, when upset, calls her "Maudelline".
- Loyal Animal Companion: Her gray pug puppy Boulder, a gift from her boyfriend Kennelworth.
Marble & Limestone Pie
- Affectionate Nickname: Pinkie refers to them as "Inkie" and "Blinkie" (doubling as a Shout-Out to their fanon names).
Firefly & Rainbow Blitz
- Benevolent Boss: Rainbow Blitz, a regional manager for all the MainSix Sporting Goods stores in the Canterlot Metro Area.
- Mama Bear: Firefly is perfectly willing to fight to protect both of her daughters from those who would harm them. Rainbow Dash claims that while she can hurt someone who messes with her family, Firefly can break them. And that's before she gets angry. Posey even refers to her by the trope name in Book III.
- Happily Adopted: By Firefly and Rainbow Blitz, who eventually told her the truth... and while she was initially devastated, she changed her mind when Firefly told her they took her in because they wanted her, not because of any obligation.
- Long-Lost Relative: Scootaloo meets her birth father Spruce Branch, his new wife Testament, and her birth sister Melancholy Rose for the first time in 7DSJ: Treasure. Camera Angle, the girls' older brother, is also mentioned. She is also reunited with her birth mother Golden Brown, but the reunion is less than happy.
- Meaningful Rename: Her birth name was "Sweet Cicely". When her new family adopted her, they changed it to Scootaloo.
- Parental Abandonment: Her birth mother ran off when she was five, and after being stopped by police and admitting that she would have just dropped her off on the side of the highway somewhere if she had taken her along, was subsequently arrested for child endangerment. Firefly and Rainbow Blitz found her and took her in.
- Parental Neglect: Scootaloo's birth mother neglected her to the point where she couldn't even talk or feed herself when she was five. Firefly and Rainbow Blitz, on the other hand, raised her with love and successfully taught her enough that she was able to attend kindergarden with others her own age.
- Related in the Adaptation: Rainbow Dash's adoptive sister.
Cookie Crumbles & Hondo Flanks
Posey & Discord
- Adam Westing: Discord's stage persona is effectively this, in which he portrays an over-the-top, incredibly hammy version of himself. And apparently he was doing this for most of his career, even before he met Posey. Afterward, he kept it up to keep the paparazzi off his back.
- Happily Married: Despite outward appearances, which required them to live separately. Fluttershy, who'd lived most of her life believing her parents were divorced, was enraged when she learned they'd kept the truth from her.
- The Medic: Dr. Posey, who works at Canterlot County General.
- Second Love: Posey for Discord. They first met on the one-year-anniversary of when his first love - the future Principal Celestia - broke up with him.
Tirek & Afternoon Skies
- Honorary Uncle: Fluttershy refers to them as Uncle Tirek and Auntie Skies.
- Famous Ancestor: Musica Allegra (also known as La Musica), mother of Luthier (whose descendants include Ballad, Chanson, Rondeau, their mother and their daughters - Octavia "Tavi" Melody, Octavia "Octy" Philharmonica, and Octavia "Fiddlesticks" Van Clef, respectively), Sweet Strings (whose descendants include Summer "Screwball" Violet and her sister Midnight "Midge" Moondust), Toccato, Symphonic Belle, and Minor Key.
- Commander Hurricane, Rainbow Dash's maternal great-grandfather, who died in World War II.
- Posthumous Character:
- Nocturnal "Nocty" Breeze, brother of Night Light and Evening Sonnet (Octavia's father), who was a fighter pilot in the Navy and died during The Gulf War when his plane suffered a mechanical failure and crashed. Sunset inherits one of his Navy jackets to replace her old leather one after it's destroyed.
- Lotus Garden (wife of Twilight Velvet's brother Everblue Sky) who died on 9/11 when her flight was crashed into the Pentagon.
- The Ghost:
- Seaspray (mentioned by Shining Armor as his aunt and confirmed by Word of Shinzakura as Nocturnal Breeze's widow).
- Twilight's maternal grandparents, who live in San Diego, but haven't even been named.
- Scorpan, Tirek's younger brother.
- Nachtlicht is also mentioned to have two siblings.
- Octavia's maternal grandparents (including her grandmother, who's managed to orchestrate a rivalry between her three daughters and is trying to do the same to their daughters), her aunt Chanson, and Chanson's daughter Octavia "Octy" Philharmonica.
- Rarity's cousin Techno Treat, a professional videogame player, is mentioned.
- Pinkie's late paternal grandmother, Surprise.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Nachtlicht and Calliope are the wacky parents to their (relatively) serious child Night Light.
- Everblue Sky, Velvet's older brother and a diplomat stationed overseas.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: A conversation between Velvet and Celestia reveals that they were both this during their high school years.
- Older Than They Look: Is revealed to be 56 in Book III. The person she admits this to says he'd figured her as in her early thirties. Apparently, youthful looks run in the family.
- Gamer Girl: Luna plays Titanfall and various other videogames to burn off steam.
- Good Girl Gone Bad: During her high school years, Luna went into a goth phase, nicknaming herself "Nightmare Moon" and ultimately got into a fight with her older sister in public, which ended with Luna's arm broken by Celestia.
- Older Than They Look: Is revealed to be 52 in Book III; in fact, she's older than her boyfriend's mother.
- Badass Teacher: One yell from him is enough to break up a fight with Applejack and Rainbow Dash on one side, and Gilda and Lightning Dust on the other.
- Romantic Wingman: According to Principal Celestia, he acts as this to Iron Will, the school's guidance counselor.
- Dean Bitterman: He's a real stickler for the rules, to the point where he tries to stop Sunset from helping other students, insisting they should go to the adults instead of a "queen bee" and that school "is a place for learning, not socializing".
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": "Chancellor" is his first name, not a title. He explains that his parents named him that because his family has been in education since the early days of the United States.
Mi Amore Cadenza "Cadance"
- The Medic: She's been the family physician for Twilight Velvet and her family for over two decades when she's introduced.
- Race Lift: She's African-American, originating from Kenya.
- Rhymes on a Dime: To an extent - she doesn't do it all the time. During her introduction, she explains that she picked up the habit from her grandmother, and finds that it's very useful in soothing children.
- Badass Teacher: He scares off a couple of students trying to harass Celestia.
- Returning War Vet: Former Army Special Forces, he now teaches at the "problem child school" to make a difference.
- Badass Teacher: Former teacher, and now the principal of, the school he once attended - the school for the worst students in the school system.
- Reformed Rakes: Eventually married the woman who (as a thirteen-year-old girl) he got caught having sex with in the bathroom.
- Returning War Vet: Spent time in the Marines before returning to teach school; never stated, but is likely a veteran of The Gulf War.
- Granola Girl: And how. She learned it from Afer Ventus, the mother of her best friend Caribbean Blue, and adapted a similar personality; she keeps it up in public so her customers will take her seriously. She's actually from Tennessee, and switches back to her original accent in private.
- Hippie Parents: Well, her, at any rate. Her husband, Cashflow, is a lot more normal.
- Meaningful Rename: She was born Dixie Flower, but eventually changed her name to fit her new hippie persona.
- The Conspiracy: After something happened, the SIRENs rebelled from the Canadian government and declared war on the CSIS.
- Elites Are More Glamorous
- Government Agency of Fiction
- No Such Agency: It's hinted that not even the Canadian Parliament is aware of the existence of the SIRENs.
- Big Sister Instinct: Not only the leader of her fire team, but the eldest of the triplets, she takes her job as oldest sister seriously.
- Code Name: Her military callsign is "Digamma" (Ϝ)
- Cute Bruiser: The team's close-in fighter and top martial artist.
- Girls with Guns: Usually carries around sidearms and military-issue rifles
- The Leader: The senior-ranking member of her group, she tries to fill this role competently.
- Race Lift: In 7DSJ, Adagio and her sisters are not only completely human, but they're of Chinese ancestry.
- Bottomless Magazines: Averted. She's shown in Three Nights at Freddy's buying a ton of arrows at a sporting goods store.
- The Chick: The sniper of the team and thus most likely to be in the back of the fight...but don't think she's weak because of that.
- Code Name: Her military callsign is "Koppa" (Ϙ)
- Girls with Guns: Usually carries around sidearms and military-issue rifles.
- Friendly Sniper
- Race Lift: In 7DSJ, Aria and her sisters are not only completely human, but they're of Chinese ancestry.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Even though she's a hell of a sniper, she's even more deadly with a bow and arrow.
- Code Name: Her military callsign is "Sampi" (ϡ)
- Girls with Guns: Usually carries around sidearms and military-issue rifles.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Also makes and uses autocannons as well.
- The Smart Guy: The team engineer and demolitions expert.
- Race Lift: In 7DSJ, Sonata and her sisters are not only completely human, but they're of Chinese ancestry.
- Wrench Wench: Built a customized autocannon on her own.
* Big Bad Duumvirate: With Divine Right.
- Knight Templar: After so long waging war against Les SCARS and their backers at the CSIS Cantata will do everything to ensure victory, even if it means sacrificing her apprentice to a black magic spell, Cold-Blooded Torture, and falling to the dark side.
- Ultimately subverted when it turns out she ordered the hit on Admiral Poutine and lied to the rest of the SIRENs to turn them into her own little private army.
Intermezzo Blue, Vesper Blue & Madrigal Storm
- Big Bad: Descended from Baldassare di Calvacanti, the sorcerer who was associated with King Sombra, and believes it's his divine right to take over the world.
- Bilingual Bonus: "Droit Divin" means "Divine Right", thus making his name Divine Bourbon Canino Corsiquenote Divine Right Right.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Having been defeated and imprisoned in a crystal in the finale of book IV, he's imprisoned in Tartarus after Razz returns to Equestria, taking him with her, in book 5, chapter 22.
- Multiversal Conqueror: What Divine Right wants to become.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Divine Right appears to be an amateur meddling in forces beyond his control, but he also has actual magic.
- Would Hurt a Child: Ritually murders a thirteen year old girl and drains her blood as part of his plans. And she won't be the last.
- Creepy Uncle: Sexually abused Sweet Pea when she was very young, and develops quite a stalkerish obsession with her after he escapes from prison.
- Dragged Off to Hell: He's captured by Sunset in the final chapter of Innocence Lost and sent to Tartarus, but as far as the humans know he just hanged himself in his cell.
The Blind Sphinx
- Ancient Conspiracy: His organization, the Ordo Duodecim, is this. Jade Lily thinks it might go back even earlier than Biblical times
- Blind Seer: Has no eyes, but has visions of future events and seems aware of things happening elsewhere.
- Cosmic Chess Game: The latter chapters of 7DSJ Book IV makes it seem as though the entire series is one between him and Queen Faust.
- Eye Scream: His eyes are gone, and the skin around his sockets are burnt. Blood seeps out of his sockets whenever he has a vision.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Apparently he was the one who taught Divine Right how to use magic, and his secret society has been controlling all magic on Earth for centuries, or even millennia.
- I Have Many Names: He's been called the Grandmaster, the eyeless man, the man in the dark, and the Blind Sphinx so far, but he may have even more if his minion Iris is to be believedIris: He has many names, for he is Legion!
- Chekhov's Gunman: She first appeared about halfway through 7DSJ Book IV as a random stranger that Sunset briefly talks with at Club Tropicana.
- Cool Mask: Wears a tribal hudoq mask to remember her Dayak heritage.
- Happily Adopted: She was taken in by the Ordo Duodecim at a young age, and refers to the Grandmaster as "Da".
(human) Sunset Shimmer
- King Incognito: Shimmer and her mother Solaire, both princesses of the Bonaparte dynasty, would rather be normal people.
- Race Lift: As implied with her counterpart, she's of Franco-American (and thus Caucasian) descent.
- Related in the Adaptation: Fancy Pants and Coco Pommel are her cousins.
- Cowboy Cop: Very much this, in contrast to Shining.
- Expy: Like you wouldn't believe.
- Fair Cop
- FBI Agent: Technically she's just a ECSD deputy on loan to the FBI, but it fits.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's revealed that Sandalwood has always loved Shining Armor, but she's never had the courage to admit it. She joined the Navy to get away from him and her best friend Cadance, but now that she's back ... it's gotten worse.