The Rain 6
Adagio is the bearer of the Element of Magic.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Equestria Girls canon, Adagio was one of the main villains.
- Blue Blood: As a member of House Dazzle, she is one.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Adagio is very aware that she is not the true noble her parents were, but defends her actions by pointing out that Fancy Pants's mismanagement of her affairs didn't exactly leave her a lot of other choices.
- Impoverished Patrician: Due to a combination of bad circumstances and Fancy Pants's mismanagement, her house is on the brink of bankruptcy.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Her parents were among the few nobles truly worthy of their titles. Adagio... not so much. At the beginning of When It Rains, Queen Chrysalis castigates Adagio for failing to live up to her parent's legacy.
- Magic Music: Despite not being a siren in this continuity, Adagio's magic still has a strong sonic theme. She can also use it to improve the quality of wine.
- Royal Rapier: Her signature weapon.
- The Vamp: Extensive flirting was one of the more distasteful tools she was forced to use to prevent Fancy Pants from completely destroying her inheritance. It's not clear whether she ever went further than flirting, though.
Suri is the bearer of the Element of Loyalty.
Starlight is the bearer of the Element of Generosity.
- Buy Them Off: Offers to pay off Suri's debts to Adagio in a bid to get Adagio to release Suri from her indenture.
- Magic Staff: Has one which she uses as a kind of arcane focus. It's upgraded to become her Elemental weapon near the end of When It Rains.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Believes that indentured servitude is an abomination that must be abolished.
Aria is the bearer of the Element of Honesty.
- Adaptational Heroism: A villainous siren in Equestria Girls canon, and an Element Bearer here.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Her Elemental weapon is a set of armored gauntlets.
- Hot-Blooded: It's not very difficult to set her off.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Her falcon companion, Deathclaw.
- No-Sell: Sees through the drider's illusions, even before finding her Element.
Lightning Dust is the bearer of the Element of Laughter.
- Adaptational Heroism: She was Rainbow Dash's fellow Wonderbolt-in-training whose recklessness and utter lack of regard for civilian safety led Spitfire to kick her out. Here, she's a Bearer of Harmony.
- Ambition Is Evil: Averted. Ambition is one of Lightning's defining traits (by Word of God, that's what her mark is for), and she's one of the Bearers of Harmony.
- Archer Archetype: Favors the crossbow as a weapon.
- Only Sane Man: The only Ranger of her lodge who remained loyal to Chrysalis and Sombra.
Sonata is the bearer of the Element of Kindness.
- Book Dumb: The setting guide confirms that she's the least educated of the six. She can read and write enough to keep track of sums for her restaurant, and that's about it.
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Her "foldies" are pretty clearly just slightly altered tacos.
- Dumbass Has a Point: Her use of bits of food to keep track of who will be selling where at the Festival Of Remembrance may sound ridiculous, but it's actually quite effective.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Her Elemental weapon.
- Team Chef: Owns her own restaurant, and cooks several tasty meals for her friends over the course of When It Rains.
- Through His Stomach: Creates a diversion to allow the heroes to rescue Aria from the caprataurs by offering them dinner. It's surprisingly effective, as most of the weaker caprataurs are borderline starving.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her "foldies".
Friends, Family, and Associates
- A Load of Bull: He's a minotaur.
- Big Eater: It takes a lot of fuel to keep a body that big going.
- Fantastic Racism: There is an astounding amount of misinformation and prejudice about the minotaurs, with rumors painting them as anything from a secret hyper-technological nation to barbarian cannibals. A lot of it probably arises from confusing them with the caprataurs of the Everfree, who actually are barbarians and demon-worshppers.
- Parental Substitute: Was this for Adagio after her parents died.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in front of Chroma's lightning bolt to protect Adagio.
- Through His Stomach: On the receiving end of this trope. Adagio notes that good food is one of the few things Iron spends his pay on, and he strikes up an almost instant friendship with Sonata after trying her cooking.
The Fallen 6
- Fallen Hero: They were previously the Mane 6, who were Bearers of Harmony. Now they're evil alicorns.
- Berserk Button: Betrayal of any kind, or anypony not showing loyalty to her.
- Creepy Crows: Her "stormcrows", animate constructs of lightning magic.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- Empowered by the Rainbow of Darkness, she is easily able to banish Chrysalis.
- Averted in her fight against Sombra, however. He actually manages to destroy one of her bodies.
- Faking the Dead: Faked her defeat in the final battles against the five loyal alicorns.
- Hostile Weather: As mentioned above, her presence brings thunderstorms and endless rain.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: When she splits herself into multiple bodies, her mane colors are divided among her different bodies.
- Me's a Crowd: Can split herself into multiple bodies, though she needs a mirror to do it. Interestingly, her mane colors are divided among her different bodies, providing a visual cue when she uses this power.
- Psycho Electro: She's a lightning user who's also a paranoid Blood Knight.
- Red Baron: "Bringer of Endless Storms".
- Shock and Awe: Her alicorn powers are heavily themed around lightning.
- Adaptational Villainy: She was Applejack in the main canon, the Bearer of Honesty. Now she's an evil alicorn with the power over plants.
- Eldritch Location: Her power created the Everfree, and even to this day makes it untamable.
- Green Thumb: Her main power, hence her name, Bitterroot. She even created the Everfree Forest.
- Red Baron: "Reshaper of the Land".
- Red Baron: "Princess of Avarice".
- The Beastmaster: Unlike Chroma, prefers to summon monsters to do her bidding rather than getting her own hooves dirty.
- Fluffy Tamer: As you might expect given her pre-fall nature. She practically squees over the tatzelwurms, carnivorous serpents that devour ponies whole and take years to digest them.
- Killer Rabbit: Her familiar, Angel Bunny. She's upgraded him with fangs, claws, and Chrysalis alone knows what else.
- Magic Music: Uses this and Speaks Fluent Animal to control her monsters, rather than direct mind control. Unluckily for her, this means that Adagio can use her own sonic magic to disrupt her control.
- Red Baron: "Mother of Monsters".
- Red Baron: "Dark Jester".
- Red Baron: "Mistress of Dark Magic".
Servants of the Fallen
- Fluffy the Terrible: Called "Angel". Looks like a normal bunny. Can go paw-to-hoof with trained soldiers.
- Killer Rabbit: Looks like just a normal bunny... until the fangs and claws come out.
- Non-Indicative Name: As the familiar of one of the six Fallen, "Angel" is just about the least appropriate name imaginable for him.
The Five Loyal Alicorns
- Big Good: As good rulers of Equestria, they are this by default.
- Adaptational Heroism: She was an evil Changeling queen in the main canon. Here, she's a kindhearted alicorn queen.
- Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: When Chroma banishes her, she is able to split off a small portion of her essence in the form of a white butterfly, which gives Adagio guidance at a couple of crucial moments.
- Happily Married: Genuinely seems to love King Sombra.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She sent Fancy Pants to mentor Adagio and manage her finances, which led to House Dazzle being run into the ground with enormous debts.
- HeelFace Turn: Implied. In the visions Magic provides to Adagio of the fall of the six, she is still the same conquering villain we know from the Celestiaverse. How precisely she went from invading changeling Queen to alicorn monarch is yet to be explained.
- Adaptational Heroism: He was a unicorn tyrant who terrorized the Crystal Empire and was obsessed with getting the Crystal Heart in the main canon. Here, he's an alicorn ruler, and husband of Chrysalis.
- Berserk Button: Hearing that Chroma banished his wife is enough to drive him to call upon dark magic.
- Casting a Shadow: A number of his alicorn powers are themed around shadow and darkness.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Is capable of tapping into the same dark magic as his Celestiaverse counterpart, but won't do it without a very good reason.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His powers have a definite crystalline theme to them.
- Happily Married: Genuinely seems to love Queen Chrysalis.
- Gemstone Assault: Much of his alicorn magic revolves around the creation and manipulation of crystal.
- The One Guy: The only male alicorn seen so far.
- A Load of Bull: Goat-headed rather than bull-headed, but otherwise fit the trope.
- Always Chaotic Evil: From the point of view of pony kind, who have been fighting them since the days of a unified Equestria. Chroma lead several campaigns against their pre-Everfree homes personally.
- Beastof Battle: Use timberwolves as war mounts.
- Black Magic: Make bargains with a wide variety of demons and dark spirits for magical power.
- The Lost Woods: Where the caprataurs now roam, thriving in the forest-choked land that ponies abandoned.
- Our Orcs Are Different: Fit most of the characteristics (physical, cultural, and narrative) of Tolkien-esque orcs.
- Adaptational Heroism: Perhaps the strongest example in the 'verse, being a very far cry from the warlord that tried to drain all of Equestria's magic in the main 'verse. The circumstances of this change of heart have yet to be revealed.
- Badass Beard: Is stated to have a truly spectacular specimen.
- Heroes Fight Barehanded: Averted. Fights with a spear and longbow.
- Adaptational Villainy: He was a villain who pulled a HeelFace Turn in the wake of Tirek's destruction. Here, he stays a villain, and was ultimately responsible for the birth of the Fallen 6.
- The Dreaded: Legendary for putting the events in motion that destroyed the Equestria that was.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Adagio notes that he strikes a harmless "almost grandfatherly" appearance in her vision of the past.
- Super Empowering: Capable of granting power to others, in contrast to his brother's magic-draining abilities.
- Villainous Legacy: Directly responsible for the Fallen 6's birth, as well as the current state of the world.