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Here be the list of characters from The Cadanceverse.

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Musical Six

    Octavia Philharmonica 
The Element of Honesty. She plays the cello, and specializes in symphonic music.

    Lyra Heartstrings 
The Element of Kindness. She plays the lyre and specializes in ballads and bard songs.

The Element of Laughter. She plays the tuba and specializes in jazz.
  • Dismotivation: She's content to be a music teacher, and doesn't feel driven to become a symphony-level player.

The Element of Loyalty. She builds instruments which are played by natural forces, such as windchimes.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: She gets buzzed pretty easily whenever alcohol is present.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: The grouchiest member of the team, although this is Equestria, so she's still not terribly grumpy.
  • Starving Artist: A mild example; she's not destitute, but her shop is very run down and her Lotus-Eater Machine hallucination was a future in which she had enough money to have the luxury of eating an apple without needing to eat the core as well.

The Element of Generosity. She conducts birds and specializes in marches and ballroom music.

    Vinyl Scratch 
The Element of Magic. She plays on drums and speakers, and specializes in what she calls "wubstep".
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Her real name is "Virola" and she really doesn't like it.
  • Dubstep: Specializes in this. She calls it "wubstep".
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Deeply hurt by Twilights offer to teach her academic-level magic. Well, not so much the offer, but she didn't have to be so patronizing about it...
  • Friendly Rival: Is called this by Twilight Sparkle, who has a different viewpoint on what "magic/music" is.
  • The Smart Guy: She has to be; the technology to make her music hasn't been invented yet so she has to make it herself.

The Foal Trio

  • All Drummers Are Animals: The most energetic of the foal trio, she's also the only percussionist.
  • Genki Girl: Loud and very energetic.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after "bebop", a style of jazz that is characterized by its fast tempo and rapid chord changes. Bebop is a very loud and energetic filly.

    Silver Spoon 

    Tootsie Flute 


Recurring Characters

    Princess Cadance 
The ruling Princess of Equestria. She is talented at a variety of musical instruments, and is best at singing.
  • Golem: She's not a true alicorn; she's a golem created with a form of one by Starswirl the Bearded as an initial solution to resolve Celestia and Luna's bickering over who should rule.
  • Politically Active Princess
  • Princesses Rule: The main ruler of Equestria, and holds the title of "Princess".
  • So Proud of You: Says this to Octavia after she and her friends successfully manage to defeat both Burning Sun and Nightmare Moon.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: A rare case when this trope is a good thing.

Zebra who lives in the Everfree to protect the animals there. She plays the kora, which is a type of harp.


    Burning Sun 
The tyrant alicorn of the Sun and older sister of Nightmare Moon.

    Nightmare Moon 
The tyrant alicorn of the Moon and younger sister of Burning Sun.

A mysterious entity that corrupted both Celestia and Luna.


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