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The Rain 6

    Adagio Dazzle 
Ever since her parents died, Adagio's Barony has been gradually driven into the ground under the direction of Fancy Pants, who Queen Chrysalis appointed to run her affairs until she came of age. At the beginning of the story, Adagio is finally confirmed as a Baroness, but it may already be too late for her to save her inheritance. Her only chance is the upcoming Festival of Remembrance in Ponyville. Do well, and the royal approval may give her the political and economic capital to recover from Fancy Pants's mismanagement.

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 Polomare 
Officially, Suri is Adagio's secretary. Unofficially, she pretty much does whatever Adagio needs, as the declining fortunes of House Dazzle have left Adagio unable to afford many servants. Suri is an indentured servant, bound to Adagio's service in exchange for Adagio having paid off Suri's considerable debts from her failed attempt at a tailoring career.

Suri is the bearer of the Element of Loyalty.

  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: As one of Adagio's remaining servants, she kinda has to be one, since her mistress lacks the finances to aford more.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Suri's Elemental weapon is a magically animated needle and thread.

    Starlight Glimmer 
Although a relative newcomer to Ponyville, Starlight's vast wealth and cultivation of friends has enabled her to claim the title of Mayor. Currently, her chief political goal is to bring about the abolition of indentured servitude. Needless to say, her first meeting with Adagio did not go too well.

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 Blaze 
A member of Ponyville's weather patrol, noted for her impulsive nature and quick temper.

Aria is the bearer of the Element of Honesty.

    Lightning Dust 
A junior member of the Everfree Rangers, an order of warriors whose duty it is to battle the denizens of the Everfree. Known for her tendency to tell bad jokes and her skills with a crossbow.

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 Dusk 
Owner of a restaurant in Ponyville, Sonata is widely known and loved for her friendly and exuberant personality. She can cook by hearing the noises the food makes, and has invented a number of new dishes, including her signature "foldies".

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

    Iron Will 
This exuberant minotaur is more than just the head of Adagio's guard. In many ways, he has become a father figure to her after the death of her true father.
  • 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.

    Fancy Pants 
Adagio's mentor, sent by Queen Chyrsalis herself to help her in managing her House's finances. His poor judgement ran House Dazzle into the ground, leaving poor Adagio with enormous debts that she still struggles to pay.


The Fallen 6

  • Fallen Hero: They were previously the Mane 6, who were Bearers of Harmony. Now they're evil alicorns.

The bringer of endless storms. Chroma was once one of Equestria's generals, and noted for her martial skill and the devotion of her followers to her. Upon realizing that the Elements were enabling the five loyal alicorns to overcome the Fallen, Chroma faked her own sealing and disappeared into the depths of the Everfree to wait for a chance to return. Three hundred-odd years later, she's finally taken it.
  • 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.

The reshaper of the land. Little is known of this alicorn, though it has been confirmed that it was she who blighted the land around the old Equestrian capital of Roam, producing the Everfree Forest.

The princess of avarice. Before her fall, this alicorn is known to have been a patron of the arts.

The mother of monsters. Echidna is freed from her imprisonment by Chroma at the end of When It Rains.
  • 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".

The dark jester. Little is known of this alicorn.

The mistress of dark magic. Midnight seems to have been the first of the six to fall.

Servants of the Fallen

    Angel Bunny 
Echidna's familiar, and quite a lot more dangerous than he looks.
  • 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

These alicorns were once part of a greater council that watched over Equestria, until Scorpan the Deceiver arrived and corrupted six alicorns, causing the Fallen 6 to become villains. The remaining five that remained good banished the Fallen 6 and continued ruling to this day.
  • Big Good: As good rulers of Equestria, they are this by default.

    Queen Chrysalis 
Co-ruler of the Heartlands with King Sombra, and thus Adagio's ultimate liege. A figure of mystery even compared to her alicorn kin.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face 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.

    King Sombra 
Co-ruler of the Heartlands with Queen Chrysalis. He was one of Equestria's generals before the Fall, and is still one of the greatest fighters in Gallopia.
  • 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.

    Princess Celestia 
Ruler of the Exalted Solar Prelate. Little more is currently known of this alicorn.

    Princess Luna 
Ruler of the Lunar Kingdom. Little more is currently known of this alicorn.

    Princess Cadence 
Ruler of the Crystal Empire. Little more is currently known of this alicorn.

Everfree Denizens

    The Caprataurs 
Distant cousins of the minotaurs, the caprataurs lurk in the Everfree Forest and harbor a deep hated for ponykind. Fueled by anger, they emerge from the depths of the forest to hunt and burn.
  • 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.

    Master Tirek 
A centaur and a wild old hermit living in the ruins of Roam.
  • 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.

Posthumous Characters

    Scorpan the Deceiver 
A wandering gargoyle hermit. "Honored brother" of Master Tirek. Architect of Equestria's fall and the corruption of its alicorns.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He was a villain who pulled a Heel–Face 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.

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