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Protagonists

     The Elements Of Harmony 

Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Spike

The Bearers of the Elements of Harmony, guardians of Equestria and quirky mares about the town.

Tropes:

  • Badass Crew: So far shaping up to be this. They are unafraid to face Cascadius and his Mercenary Army and Princess Celestia seems to believe they're ready.
  • The Dreaded: They seem to be one of the only things in Equestria, barring the Doctor, that Cascadius genuinely fears.
  • Nice Girls: In the early story, all six of them are shown to be very kind and helpful towards the protagonists.
    • Rainbow Dash is one of Derpy's best friends and tries her best to look out for her.
    • Pinkie Pie welcomes the Doctor and Dinky to Sugarcube Corner.
    • Fluttershy informs Mayor Mare of the attack on Carrot Top and got Rainbow Dash to put out the fires.
    • Rarity arrives at Invitro Hall to make Derpy's dress.
    • Applejack comforts Fleur and gives her advice on how to improve her relationship with Fancy.
    • And though Twilight is too engrossed in her studies during the Derpy and the Doctor's struggles, she does show a lot of affection and concern towards Shining Armour and Cadence.
  • The Power of Friendship: It wouldn't be My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic without this.

Twilight Sparkle

Bearer of Magic and Princess of Ponyville

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Rainbow Dash

Bearer of Loyalty

Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Knocks down two thugs fairly easily.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Eager to take the fight to Cascadius and tries to start a fight with anti-Equestrian Boulettans.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Meets up with Gilda in a bar in Boulette. And takes to battle with her against Bloodhound.
  • Hot-Blooded: It's Rainbow Dash.

Applejack

Bearer of Honesty

Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Disarms a thug with little effort. Then goes up against Hed'Kika and nearly lays him low with a single kick.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to the Boulettan thugs.
  • Nice Girl: Helps out Fleur in Intriguing and rescues a foreign mare being accosted by thugs in Boulette.
  • Team Mom: It's Applejack.
  • The Stoic: Despite Twilight being the most level-headed, Applejack seems to be the most composed when faced with the threat of the mercenaries.
  • Tranquil Fury: In contrast to Rainbow Dash, when faced with the same thugs, having interrupted their victimising of a foreign mare, calmly tells them to get lost before she feels the wish to get violent.

Rarity

Bearer of Generosity

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Fluttershy

Bearer of Kindness

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Pinkie Pie

Bearer of Laughter

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Spike

Ponyville's local Dragon and Twilight Sparkle's No. 1 Assistant

Tropes:

  • Adorkable: It's Spike.
  • Lovable Nerd: Huge fan of comics and debates with Angel (Somehow) about their themes and scenarios.
  • Not So Different: When forgiving Angel, he reminds himself that he gave Colgate quite a hassle the first time he was pet-sat.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Forgives Angel for the trouble he gave him during his pet-sitting.
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     The Cutie Mark Crusaders 
Applebloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie BelleThree helpful but precarious fillies around Ponyville.

Tropes:

  • Dumbass No More: In a sense. When they suspect Diamond Tiara of slandering Derpy, they realise that they shouldn't simply make accusations without proof, demonstrating they've learned a lot of responsibility through their various adventures and accidents.
  • Honorary True Companion: Gift Dinky with a CMC cloak, naming her an honorary Crusader.
  • Nice Girls: Are dedicated to helping Dinky, Pipsqueak and any other friend in need.
  • Shipper on Deck: Like most of their friends, they seem to find Dinky and Pipsqueak's Puppy Love cause for celebration.

Doo Family

     Derpy Doo 

Derpy Doo

Ponyville's muddle-headed mailmare.

Tropes:

  • Good Parents: What she is aspiring to be, like her actual parents were to her.
  • The Klutz: She gets better when Dinky's around. It's a sign of how bad she's feeling at Invitro Hall when Dinky nearly gets hurt because of a clumsy mistake.
  • Mama Bear: She's willing to stand up to Countess Glass to protect her foal.
  • Noble Fugitive: Although in this case the pursuit is more social and political than literal.
  • The Woobie: Poor Derpy has it tough.
    • Before the story begins, she was born to loving parents who disappeared when she was a filly. She was then taken in by her aunt and cousins who physically and verbally abused her constantly and sent her to Glanders Gate when she tried to go to the authorities. Finally running away at sixteen years old, she came to Ponyville and struggled to keep her job with her clumsiness. Finally, at a party in Manehattan with Berry Punch, she gets very drunk, has a one-night stand, ends up pregnant and has no idea who the father is.
    • In The Rejuvenation Play, she suffers a Maternity Crisis during the Rejuvenation Play, several months earlier than expected, and is clearly terrified that something's wrong with the foal. She screams out to the Doctor, the stallion who's been helping her through her depression. Luckily, he arrives and everything's sorted out.
    • In Old Fences it's shown just how abusive and cold-hearted her aunt acts towards her, ordering her to return to Invitro Hall and ''dispose'' off her filly. When the Countess and Cascadius send an assassin after Carrot Top and Mayor Mare, she's traumatised and wracked with guilt. Terrified for her friends and for the Doctor, she's forced to pull a Break His Heart to Save Him and return to her old home where her aunt and cousins promptly continue abusing and mocking her incessantly.
    • In You Shall Go To The Gala, she nearly has a breakdown when Dinky's nearly hurt due to her clumsiness. Upon arriving at the Gala, things start to look up for her but she's clearly very hurt by the insults thrown at her by Blueblood, Jet Set and Upper Crust. Then she runs into her aunt who furiously drags her from the Gala and viciously beats her while declaring her friends will suffer for her actions. Thankfully, Fancy Pants, the Doctor and Celestia put a stop to it. Finally, she finds out the Doctor is really Dinky's father. This, however, turns out to be something she's very thankful for.

     Doctor Whooves 

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Scruffy-looking time travelling stallion in a bowtie

Tropes:

  • Accidental Public Confession: While very distressed, he accidentally reveals he's Dinky's father to Mayor Mare, following the attacks on Carrot Top and Lady Justice.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Given who he's based off, this is a given.
  • Good Parents: He's definitely shown to be one for Dinky.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of The Rejuvenation Play when he reveals he's actually Dinky's father.
  • My Greatest Failure: He views his failure to prevent the attack on Laurelore claiming so many lives as this.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never mentioned what, exactly, he did with or to Princess Platinum to make her so angry at him to the point where she sends angry letters full of profanity across time and space!
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: He is less than helpful during Derpy's delivery, despite his best efforts.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: His response to the Countess trying to buy him off is a short, simple ''Go buck yourself''
  • The Woobie: Definitely during the flashback to his first confrontation with Cascadius. He witnesses a great disaster in Canterlot, barely manages to save Princess Laurelore, is captured by Cascadius, tortured for days (Involving, but not limited to, having both back legs broken and a heavy iron nail hammered into his forehoof to keep a manacle in place), is powerless to stop the Bearers being slaughtered and, finally, has to pull a Taking You with Me on Cascadius to protect Equestria, culminating in chopping off his own forehoof to keep him down and hanging from the drop by a horribly dislocated foreleg, crying for his fallen friends.

     Dinky Doo 

Dinky Doo

Seven year-old Daughter of Derpy Doo and the Doctor.

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     Sparkler 

Sparkler

Young lantern-maker and unofficial adopted daughter of the Doo family.

Tropes:

  • Big Sister Instinct: She seems pretty protective of Tootsie Flute. As [[Jerkass Dodger]] finds out.
  • Cool Big Sis: To both Tootsie Flute and Dinky.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. She and her sister weren't born in Ponyville and she doesn't speak about her past.
  • Insufferable Genius: Has an unfortunate habit of pointing out everything that looks fake whenever she watches a movie.

     Tootsie Flute 

Tootsie Flute

Younger sister of Sparkler and classmate and twin-sister figure of Dinky Doo.

Tropes:

  • The Klutz: Apparently suffered a lot of accidents in her youth, causing the authorities to question whether Sparkler was fit to look after her.
  • Puppy Love: With Truffle Shuffle at last.

The Doctor's Associates

     Madame Coldblood 

Coldblood

A hipposaur international detective, lover of Spinning Jenny and associate of the Doctor.

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     Spinning Jenny 

Spinning Jenny

An international detective from Trottingham, lover of Coldblood and associate of the Doctor.

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     Blunderbuss 

Blunderbuss

A Demolition Dog international detective and associate of the Doctor.

Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: A heroic example, Blunderbuss has an instinctive need to either destroy anything he sees or make it into a weapon in order to destroy anything else he sees.
  • BFG: Likes guns, the bigger the better.
  • Blood Knight
  • Expy: Of Strax
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Rigged the Doo family's toilet to explode at the first sign of dissent and offered to fit Dinky's rubber duck with nerve-gas canisters.
  • Genius Ditz: He's not particularly socially-aware or even very sane but he's a master engineer as his weapons prove.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Coldblood orders him to 'sit' when he gets carried away, prompting him to do immediately. He finds it degrading.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Can't bring himself to attack a possessed Pipsqueak. Apparently this goes for his entire species as pups are sacred to the Demolition Dog dens.

     Captain Jack Heartthrob 

Jack Heartthrob

An international detective, renowned Lady's Stallion and associate of the Doctor.

     K 9 

K9

A robotic dog and creation and associate of the Doctor.

Royal Family

     Princess Celestia 

Celestia

The Princess of the Sun and beloved monarch of Equestria

Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Threaten, harm or kill her subjects and she will not rest until you are made to pay.
  • Big Good
  • Everything's Better with Princesses
  • The High Queen: A close enough case. She definitely comes more into her element, particularly during the first half.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Besides kind words, she demonstrates firm judgement on many occasions.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Consistently.
    • In The Rejuvenation Play, she appears at the Ponyville Rejuvenation Festival, is quick to realise there's something wrong with Derpy, calls upon the Doctor and then volunteers to help, though her efforts aren't needed.
    • In You Shall Go To The Gala, she is willing to hear Lyra and Colgate's plea to send Derpy back to Ponyville, helps the Doctor in working up the courage to reveal he's Dinky's father, reprimands the Countess and her daughters for their treatment of Derpy and sends them from the gala, allows the guests from Ponyville stay at the School For Gifted Unicorns Dormitories, uses her authority to give the Doctor custody rights over Derpy and Dinky and sentences the Countess to seven years house arrest.
    • In Intriguing, she cannot impede in the political campaigns Fancy Pants and Nitpick are struggling in but when a firestorm at Bittsburgh breaks out, she and Sunset Shimmer head straight to the city and largely save it from destruction. After which, she returns, delivers judgement to the defeated villains, rewards the heroes and gives Fancy the push he needs to propose to Fleur (Even supplying him with a ring!).

     Princess Luna 

Luna

Younger sister to Princess Celestia and Princess of the Moon.

Tropes:

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Apparently developed her Royal Voice as a filly and enjoyed playing fantasy tabletop games with Celestia that gave rise to Ogres and Oubliettes!
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Intends on teaching Cascadius this with a strategy not even he will see coming.

     Lady/Princess Cadence 

Mi Amore Cadenza

Mysterious alicorn, taken in as Princess Celestia's ward, now Princess of the Crystal Empire.

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     Prince Blueblood 

Blueblood

Prince of the realm, descended from the first Unicorn rulers and infamous layabout.

Tropes:

  • A Lady on Each Arm: How he enters the story in Intriguing.
  • Benevolent Boss: It's mentioned that he can be very generous to those who service him well. He and his valet, Conkers, have a pretty good relationship.
    • And he also seems to genuinely care about Fragrant Magnolia and Silvanberry, the two mares he cavorts with at the Hanoverian Club. He stops Nitpick from making a grab at them and seemingly tries to defend them from Morion, though without much success.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Is certain that Fleur has always held feelings for him and tries to flirt with one of Photo Finish's models with limited success.
  • Dirty Coward: He is...less than willing to join in the Siege of Quartzwald against the Jotnar Warhost.
  • The Ditz: He is consistently unaware that certain ponies are insulting or lying to him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Fleur launches her distress signal he realises he's done something terribly wrong and needs to fix it. Of course, he's still a coward, so he goes to get Fancy Pants rather than acting himself.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After he finds out what Nitpick tried to do to Fleur.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's as smug and self-interested as he is in canon but it becomes clear that his friends mean a lot to him and he's nowhere near as repugnant as the villains.
  • Lazy Bum: He spends most of his time at the Hanoverian Club, drinking and cavorting with young mares. At Quartzwald, he won't even bother to use his magic to help moving crates, much less his hooves.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Experiences this when he realises he's put Fleur in danger.
  • What an Idiot!: It takes a special kind of stupid to believe the word of a stallion like Nitpick.

Royal Guard

3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon
     Sergeant/Captain-General Shining Armour 

Shining Armour

Sergeant of the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon (Later Captain-General of the Royal Guard and Prince of the Crystal Empire)

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     Corporal Blockbuster 

Blockbuster

Corporal of the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

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     Private Flash Sentry 

Flash Sentry

Private in the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

Tropes:

  • The Bet: Lands him a lot of trouble at the start of Old Fences
  • Butt-Monkey: Comes close to being this. Shining regularly puts him on Punishment Detail for his various mess-ups and Timber Spruce ends up tricking him into cross-dressing.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Wears the biggest grin Shining's ever seen when they chance upon Lemon Hearts and Alma Rose locked in embrace.
  • Lovable Rogue: Fits the bill. He loves to fool around and regularly teases and jests with his comrades.
  • Noodle Incident: Was apparently set upon by Sunset and the Dazzlings in an orgy. Apparently they 'jumped him'. He seems more annoyed by the fact that his colleagues find it hilarious.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Stumbler often work together.
  • Totally Radical: In front of Fancy Pants, prompting Shining Armour to chastise him.

     Private Stumbler 

Stumbler

Private in the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

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     Private Timber Spruce 

Timber Spruce

Private in the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

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     Private Comet Tail 

Comet Tail

Private in the 3rd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

Tropes:

  • Skewed Priorities: Was enjoying Photo Finish's remix too much to set about arresting the criminals he and Blockbuster had just subdued.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Subverted. He has absolute faith in Fleur, Photo Finish and the citizens of Ponyville (His home town).

Boulette Battalions

     Colonel Peregrine 

Peregrine

Colonel in the Equestrian Royal Guard and acting-Commander of the battalions reinforcing Boulette

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     Lieutenant Blizzard Wind 

Blizzard Wind

Lieutenant in the Equestrian Royal Guard.

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     Lieutenant Loli Beats 

Loli Beats

Lieutenant in the Equestrian Royal Guard.

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     Lieutenant Jupiter 

Jupiter

Lieutenant in the Equestrian Royal Guard.

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     Lieutenant Montague 

Montague

Lieutenant in the Equestrian Royal Guard.

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     Sergeant Orion 

Orion

Sergeant of the 2nd Royal Palace Grounds Platoon.

Tropes:

  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrests Sir Cumbersome Clout and his thugs at Briefly Manor (Though they've already been chased off at this point by the household)
  • Not My Driver: Pulls this on Cumbersome.

     Sergeant Star Hunter 

Star Hunter

Sergeant in the Royal Guard.

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Royal Canterlot Council

     Fancy Pants 

Fancy Pants

Head of the Royal Canterlot Council (And later Lord Minister) of Canterlot, Lord of Briefly Manor and true gentlecolt.

Tropes:

  • Ambadassador: Was apparently, this in his youth, fighting his way out of an ambush with Lady Cadence in North Onageria and aiding a zebra king he knew at school in fighting off slavers.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Master Duellist, impeccably dressed
  • Benevolent Boss: Very much. His entire household are devoted to him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Multiple times.
    • In You Shall Go To The Gala, he comes to Derpy's rescue and dishes a well-deserved "The Reason You Suck" Speech toward Countess Glass before ordering her to apologise and leave the gala.
    • In Intriguing, he hears of Nitpick's capture of Fleur from Blueblood and speeds off to the Lower Gardens, dressed in his ancestor's military uniform and armed with a Sword Cane, fighting off Nitpick and his cronies.
  • Death Glare: Poor Jet Set. He really shouldn't have tried being Devil's Advocate for Countess Glass.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: He's shown to be very learned.
  • The Good Chancellor: Promoted to this, in practice if not in title, gaining the position of Lord Minister, a role last held by Star Swirl the Bearded
  • Heroic BSoD: After Nitpick blackmails him to dump Fleur and abandon his political ambitions.
  • Nice Guy: He is a pleasant and magnanimous chap by all accounts.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: When he isn't wearing his monocle, something's wrong...very wrong!
  • Sword Cane: Upon his outfit for a fundraiser which also happened to be his ancestor's military uniform.

     Carcassonne 

Carcassonne

Former Electoral Candidate for head of the Royal Council (Now Lady Magistrate and Representative of Boulette)

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     Raven Inkwell 

Raven Inkwell

Secretary of the Royal Canterlot Council

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     Earl Grey 

Earl Grey

Father of Pokey Pierce, Perry Pace and Ponet Pierre and member of the Royal Canterlot Council.

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     Fine Line 

Fine Line

Member of the Royal Canterlot Council.

Tropes:

  • Childhood Friend: To Fancy Pants. So much so that he played a (badly-failed) prank on a visiting noblemare for making her and Éclair Crème cry.
  • Nice Girl: She and Earl Grey offer to help Derpy and Dinky in whatever way they can during their custody battle.

     Jet Set 

Jet Set

Marquis Du Pompé and member of the Royal Canterlot Council.

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Princess Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns

     Colgate 

Minuette Colgate

Ponyville's local dentist and graduate at the School For Gifted Unicorns

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     Lemon Hearts 

Lemon Hearts

Graduate of the School For Gifted Unicorns

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Canterlot Society

     Photo Finish 

Photo Finish

Prominent Canterlot photographer and Large Ham

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     Fleur de Lis 

Fleur de Lis

Budding model, daughter of Ponyville Ice-Cream Ponies and love interest for Fancy Pants.

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    Purple Patch 
A librarian in Canterlot, he specialises in pre-Alicorn studies.

Tropes:

  • Author Avatar: His name is the same as the screen name of the author. This is not a coincidence.
  • Bookworm
  • Motor Mouth: When he gets going on historical events.
  • Self-Deprecation: Well, given his status as Author Avatar...
    Dawnwind: Nopony else has nothing better to do with their lives than look through and write up all the balls-aching curd that he enjoys so much!

     Briefly Manor 
The household of Fancy Pants and his family.

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Grand Duchess Bustle Bloomers

Fancy Pant's domineering but ultimately compassionate aunt.
  • Cool Old Lady: Demonstrates herself to fit the bill quite nicely.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Expy: A very clear one of Aunt Agatha. Right down to the West Highland Terrier.
  • Good Is Not Nice: While she remains a force of good, the measure of just how frightening she can be comes into play when she lets Countess Magnifying Glass know, in no uncertain terms, that she is looking for any excuse to make her suffer and that she may have 'friends who don't mind blood on their hooves'.
  • Grande Dame
  • Evil Matriarch: Subverted. While she's stern, patronising and ruthlessly pragmatic, she's never been outright mean to her nephew or any other members of her family.
  • Family Honor: Very important to her.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Knocks out four thugs under Sir Cumbersome before he can even blink.
  • Pet the Dog: Aside from her literal petting of her pet terrier, Horatio, she does seem willing to reward Fleur for protecting her nephew even if she disapproves of their relationship and is very friendly towards Raven Inkwell.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Explains to Fancy that while she doesn't think highly of him wanting to marry Fleur de Lis, she wouldn't at all object to their friendship.
  • So Proud of You: At the end of Intriguing now that Fancy Pants occupies a position directly in the Royal Palace.

Tombola

Butler of Briefly Manor

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Mrs Fuss Pot

Housekeeper and Cook of Briefly Manor

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Mr Gruffleby

Caretaker and Driver of Briefly Manor

Tropes

  • Ass Shove: Prescribes this as a useful attack manoeuvre against any enemy and instructs Tinny Can on the subject.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Dirty Old Man: A more innocent example, he's clearly looking forward to the fashion shoot at Briefly Manor for obvious reasons, to Mrs Fuss Pot's disapproval.
  • Expy: Of Corporal Jones quoting 'They do not like it up 'em'.

Plumette

Maid of Briefly Manor.

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Ramekin

Waiter of Briefly Manor

Tropes

  • Ship Tease: With Plumette.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Stained Glass. He was among the several servants who resigned in protest after he was committed.

Mactrowel

Gardener of Briefly Manor

Tropes

  • Brave Scot
  • Undying Loyalty: Like Ramekin, he left Invitro Hall after Magnifying Glass had her own father committed. While at working at Invitro Hall, he kept a steely eye on Count Stained's prize-winning cabbages.
  • Violent Glaswegian: A fairly benevolent example but very useful for fending off the paparazzi.

Tinny Can

Mrs Fuss Pot's nephew who helps around the Manor.

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Ponyville

     Mayor Mare 

Merry Weather

Mayor of Ponyville

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Ms Cheerilee's School

     Miss Cheerilee 

Cheerilee

Ponyville's resident teacher.

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     Pipsqueak 

Pipsqueak

Small, unimposing colt from Trottingham who's fallen head over hooves for Dinky.

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     Tungsten 

Tungsten

Blue Murder's treasured son and best friend of Pipsqueak.

Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Don't bring up the direct-to-video sequels of Ogres and Oubliettes. Apparently, they weren't very good.
  • Cool Big Bro: Though he has no relation, he rather fits this trope with Pipsqueak, being significantly older than him. Word of God suggests Blue Murder is Pipsqueak's godmother.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Personality-wise. Despite his fervent obsession with Ogres and Oubliettes, he doesn't seem overly awkward or dorky.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is implied to be encouraging Pip to go out with Dinky.
  • Voice Changeling: One of his main skills is impressions of Ogres and Oubliettes characters.

     Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon 

Diamond Tiara Rich and Silver Spoon

Two reformed (Mostly) bullies at Ms. Cheerilee's

Tropes:

  • Closet Geek: Diamond Tiara secretly plays with Ogres and Oubliettes figures.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Diamond Tiara may have picked on almost every foal around but she's never made fun of Derpy, seeing as she owes the mailmare a favour. This goes for the entire Rich family as well.
    • When the two of them are set to tease Dinky about Pipsqueak's feelings for her, they decide not to owing to the fact that it's her birthday.
  • Puppy Love: Silver Spoon is mentioned to be going on romantic walks with Featherweight.

Others

     Lyra Heartstrings 

Lyra Heartstrings

Local music teacher and graduate at the School For Gifted Unicorns

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     Bonbon 

Bonbon/Sweetie Drops

Local confectionary-store owner and former Equestrian Secret Agent

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     Berry Punch 

Berry Punch

Local grocer and Hard-Drinking Party Girl, younger sister of Cheerilee, lover of Colgate and mother of Ruby Pinch.

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     Pepperdance 

Pepperdance del Papricana

Caballeran-born Ponyville dancer.

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     Bourbon Blend and Florentine Wafer 

Bourbon Blend, Florentine Wafer

Ponyville Ice-Cream Ponies and parents to Fleur de Lis

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    Big Macintosh 
Applejack's big brother.

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Neutral

Trottingham

     Nancy 
Pipsqueak's mother.

Tropes

  • Broken Bird: Has shades of this. If Dodger is anything to go by, Nancy has had it tough.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Finally decides to get Dodger out of her life after seeing him taken down a peg by Sparkler.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Has this going with Blue Murder.
  • Overprotective Mother: Hints of this. She's very apprehensive of Pipsqueak spending too much time with the Doo household.

     Dodger 
Pipsqueak's father.

Tropes

  • Domestic Abuse: Very much so for the latter as demonstrated in the Interlude.
  • The Alcoholic: Quite apparent. He enters with a bottle of liquor and ends up smashing it against the wall in a fury.
  • Asshole Victim: Is subject to being blasted out of the Hospital by Sparkler and then left in the dirt without his wallet and keys by his wife. Considering the abuse we've seen him dish out towards Pipsqueak and the fact that he was perfectly willing to harm Dinky and Tootsie for trying to stop him, it's pretty cathartic.
  • Foil: To Countess Magnifying Glass. Both are utterly self-centred and abusive toward the meek and mild child under their care, uncaring of who knows it. But while the Countess acts in an austere and arrogant way, threatening Derpy with her considerable influence most of the time, Dodger is generally more brutish, hardly in control of himself at the best of times and it's clear his lifestyle has nearly ruined him and his wife.
  • Hate Sink: In the span of one paragraph he threatens three of Ponyville's cutest and most innocent denizens with violence and inflicts it on one of them.
  • Hypocrite: He openly cheats on his wife but rages at Pipsqueak upon seeing Dinky and Tootsie beside him.
  • Jerkass: Oh big time. He's only in the last two paragraphs of the Interlude and in that time he savagely insults and threatens Pipsqueak, hits Tootsie Flute (He was aiming for Dinky)and prepares to beat Pipsqueak while the colt is lying in a hospital bed.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Hits Tootsie Flute in the back of the head, aiming for Dinky when she tried to stop him harming Pipsqueak.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He unrepentantly states he was with a prostitute before the events of the Interlude.

Boulette

     Carcassonne 
See above- Royal Canterlot Council.

     Colonel Quimper 

Quimper

Colonel of the Boulettan Guard.

Tropes:

  • General Ripper
  • Jerkass
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Demonstrates highly xenophobic sentiment and not-so-subtly chides Lafayette's sexuality.
  • Smug Snake: Sees Boulettan military officers as far superior to the Equestrian Royal Guard in terms of experience (Confusing the wish to start a war with the capability to win it if his 'strategies' are anything to go by).
  • War Hawk
  • WhatAnIdiot: Outwardly encourages starting unprovoked attacks on the home cities of Tybalt, Miura and Lambassar, despite the mercenaries having little to do with their places of origin. Twilight doesn't think highly of the idea.

     Captain Lafayette 

Lafayette

Captain of the Boulettan Guard.

     Banana Republic 

Banana Republic

Communications Officer at the Crossfort, killed by Gringore.

The Deeprisen Expedition

    Daring Do 
The narrator of the account, and the group's nominal leader.

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    Lord Ardentine Casterly 
The money behind the expedition.

Tropes:

  • It's All About Me: Daring considers him to have a dose of this, dismissing her contributions to archaeology and being busy getting his photo taken rather than actually mucking in.
  • The Team Benefactor

    Madam Daubentone 
An old spiritualist, and former mentor to Trixie Lulamoon.

Tropes:

    Professor Vergiss Meinnicht 
Professor at the University of Stuttegard, he's an expert in studies predating the First Age of Magic

Tropes:

     Doctor Eton Mess 
Head of Archeology at Trottingham Academy.

Tropes:

  • The Coroner: Is the one to examine Fortissimo's body and identify the true cause of death.

    Fortissmo 
One of Lord Casterly's hangers-on.

Tropes:

Antagonists

Invitro Hall

     Countess Magnifying Glass 

Magnifying Glass

Derpy Doo's abusive aunt and head of the influential Glass Family of Invitro Hall in Canterlot.

Tropes:

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Is the head of one of the most ancient and noble families in Canterlot. She is also a horribly abusive and conniving mare who is seemingly prepared to commit treason to satisfy her wishes.
  • Big Bad: She definitely fits this tropes during the first half of the storyline (Focussing on Derpy and Dinky)
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Several times in Intriguing.
  • Evil Aunt: To Derpy.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She can't understand why the Doctor could love Derpy, much less want to raise her foal.
  • Evil Matriarch: Of the Glass Family
  • Hate Sink: She has absolutely no redeeming qualities and is unpleasant to just about everypony whenever she has the opportunity.
  • Humiliation Conga: In You Shall Go To The Gala. While attempting to beat her niece for appearing at the Gala against her commands, she and her daughters are interrupted by Fancy Pants, their superior in title and reputation. He then proceeds to thoroughly dress them down and orders them to return to the Gala and publically apologise to Derpy. Celestia is just as unamused by their conduct and they're forced to head home on hoof in the pouring rain.
  • It's All About Me: Largely. She talks constantly about the reputation of her family but it's quite obvious her concern doesn't extend beyond herself.
  • Jerkass: To put it lightly!
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: At least in contrast with her husband, Countess Magnifying Glass has no qualms in hiring professional assassins to kill any threat that presents itself.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her seven year house arrest has not been kind to her. She is a nervous wreck who will do anything to get back at the heroes.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Firmly relies on this trope.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Also relies on this. She attempts to bribe the Doctor to abandon Derpy. It doesn't work.
  • Smug Snake: Although she's no slouch, in a story with Cascadius she's just out of her league. It takes a while for her to realise this.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Invoked repeatedly. To be fair, while she's not as smart as she thinks she is, she's definitely ahead of her co-conspirators by several miles.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Numerous times in You Shall Go To The Gala and Intriguing. After the timeskip she's basically lost it entirely.
  • Whip It Good: Technically it's a riding-crop. Which she enjoys using on those who irritate her.

     Lord Magistrate Nitpick 

Nitpick

Countess Magnifying Glass's husband, Canterlot's Lord Magistrate and running for Royal Council Chairstallion.

Tropes:

     Monocular and Binocular 

Monocular, Binocular

Daughters of Magnifying Glass and Nitpick.

Tropes:

  • Animal Motifs: Their plain but heavily made-up faces are described as 'fish-like', while on their illustration, Monocular appears somewhat baboon-like and Binocular looks very porcine.
  • The Bully: Gleefully take part in their aunt's abuse of Derpy.
  • Lame Comeback: For all their time spent insulting and mocking Derpy, they aren't particularly witty.
  • Fat and Skinny: Monocular is thin and Binocular is fat...or the other way round.
  • Spoiled Brat: Their main trait.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Certainly seem to be.

     Sir Cumbersome Clout 

Cumbersome Clout

Nitpick's friend and political supporter and Baronet of Loutly Towers.

Tropes:

     Earwax 

Earwax

Nitpick and Magnifying Glass's private lawyer.

Tropes:

  • Amoral Attorney: Is not above falsifying evidence or bribing, duping and threatening ponies to support his claims.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: When it's clear that the Glass family won't get him out of prison, he spills the beans on their plans.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he finds out that the weekly Magnifique Fashion Magazine has Fleur's profile, making his false story about her background unpublishable.
    • And soon afterwards when Shining Armour finds the photos he was holding onto.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His response to Celestia's entrance in Intriguing. He makes it quite clear that he can't help the Countess if the Princess is involved.
  • The Smart One: In comparison with Nitpick and his cronies, though that's not saying much. He's the only one who thinks revealing the grand scheme to Fancy Pants might not be such a good idea but is won over at the thought of satisfaction.
  • Smug Snake: It sure as hell grates on Fancy Pants.
  • You Have Failed Me: His ultimate fate, shared with Nitpick.

     Morion, Culverin and Arquebus 

Morion, Culverin, Arquebus

Nitpick's bodyguard. An Earth Pony, a Unicorn and a Pegasus respectively.

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     Cringeworth 

Cringeworth

Sir Cumbersome Clout's valet.

Tropes:

  • Butt-Monkey: Whether it's his allies or his enemies, everypony seems to find any excuse to pick on him.
    • Unluckily Lucky: Though the fact that he was never directly involved in his ally's treasons, resulting in him only getting six years in Canterlot Prison, is what saves him from sharing their fate.
  • Gonk: His illustration hardly looks like a pony!
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Is sycophantic to a high degree.

Glanders Gate Asylum

     Doctor Bittersweet 

Bittersweet

Head of Glanders Gate Asylum.

Tropes:

     Matron Hellebore 

Hellebore

The domineering matron of Glanders Gate.

Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Don't show disrespect towards Doctor Bittersweet when she's close-by.
  • The Big Guy: She is stated to be very large.
  • To the Pain: Her illustration shows her holding a drill and preparing to use it.
  • Undying Loyalty: She seems very loyal to Doctor Bittersweet, any attempt to show impertinence toward him enraging her.

     Spoiler Character 

Lightning Dust

Failed Wonderbolt turned informant in Cloudsdale for the Asylum and the Mercenaries.

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The Cult Of Piggsicorn

     The Gorging Ones 

The Grand Gorging Council Of The Trough

Masters of the Cult of Piggsicorn.

Tropes:

     Senator Royal Flush 

Royal Flush

Former Senator of Boulette in league with the Cult and the Mercenaries, press-ganged into more direct service.

Tropes:

     Trilby 

Trilby

Royal Flush's daughter and newly-made Oracle for the Cult of Piggsicorn.

Tropes:

     Threadbare 

Threadbare

The Cult of Piggsicorn's most capable hitpony.

Tropes

  • BFS: His weapon of choice; a double-ended glaive.
  • The Dreaded: Among Cascadius's hardened mercenaries!
  • Facial Horror: Rarity observes his face resembles torn gunnysack. Most ponies actually think it's a mask at first-glance.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut
  • Psycho for Hire: For the cult.
  • Serial Killer: A proficient one to earn Cascadius and Najiva's approval.
  • The Voiceless: Different to the Echo Squad, Threadbare actually has his lips sown shut.

The Mercenary Army

     Cascadius 

Cascadius

Mysterious mercenary leader who has murdered countless innocents across a seemingly millennia-long lifetime and a mortal enemy of Doctor Whooves.

Tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Mostly. It takes a lot to break his composure.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Deliberately works to kill the loved ones of everyone who opposes him, to discourage further opposition.
  • Anti-Magic: Makes use of a powder that has this effect on ponies, with a side of Mind Rape. It was invented by Sombra, and Cascadius' access to it following the Crystal Empire's banishment tips off Celestia to his presence.
    • He actually gained this knowledge many centuries ago when he captured and tortured a sixteen-year old Sombra for information!
  • Benevolent Boss: He seems quite chummy with his fellow Mercenaries, treating them like students.
  • Big Bad: Certainly shaping up to serve this role in the second half of the story.
  • Consummate Professional: to the point where his frustration with Countess Glass's lack of such an attitude causes him to seize control of the operation at the end of Intriguing.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Obsessed with preparing for every situation.
  • Cultured Badass: Appreciates fine music, expensive alcoholic beverages and ancient history. He even tortures Fancy Pants while playing Gymnopedie No. 1 on a record player.
  • The Dragon: To Countess Magnifying Glass.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Forcibly takes charge by the end of Intriguing, sick of the Countess' meddling screwing up his plans to do what she hired him for.
  • The Dreaded: Amongst those who know him.
  • Escaped from Hell: Cascadius' first meeting with the Doctor ends with him being dropped into Tartarus. It wasn't his last meeting.
  • I Have Many Names: Is sometimes referred to as The Paymaster. He went by the name Downriver when fighting for the Lunar Republic in the Civil War and by the name Trojan when fighting for Marephistallion the Deceiver. An old Earth Pony faith calls him the "Warmonger".
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is definitely the most threatening villain so far.
  • Madeof Iron: Catches an iron poker swung with such force that it bends around his hoof with no apparent effect.
  • Master of Disguise: The Doctor describes his as this. It's shown when Cascadius rapidly switches disguises during his attack on Laurelore, well enough to fool a crack squad with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Professional Killer: ...In My Little Pony...
  • Really 700 Years Old: He is very old, old enough to have fought the Doctor and Celestia several times in the past.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: How Cascadius escaped Tartarus. Marephistallion the Deceiver attempted to build an army by recruiting the prisoners there, and Cascadius was amongst them.
  • Tranquil Fury: A theme of his, contrasting with Countess Glass's ranting and raving.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Defied. He's very careful to research the Elements' capabilities properly. To his frustration, there's still a lot he can't predict.
  • Un-person: Celestia attempted this with Cascadius for his crimes the last time he showed up, and not just with mundane means, she used a very powerful spell to erase every record in the known world. The Doctor later believes it to have been a mistake, allowing him to hide much more effectively.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Despite his usual unflappable attitude, he definitely broke down when the Doctor pulled a Taking You with Me at the Pit of Tartarus
  • War for Fun and Profit: Quite happily murders a former employer in order to force a region into civil war he can profit off.
  • We Need a Distraction: A recurring theme of his. He will quite happily cause a disaster somewhere close by, however many lives are lost, simply to distract or waylay his opponents.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Defied by Cascadius. He will shoot first chance he gets, provided a more convenient means of disposal does not exist. Lampshaded by the Doctor to the Mane 6...
    Whenever you face one of these major threats, you all make mistakes on your first try. That’s fine. That’s normal. But the thing about Cascadius is he doesn’t give you a second try.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: A trick he uses several times.

     Bloodhound 

Bloodhound

Cascadius's foremost lieutenant.

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     Balisong 

Balisong

A young but hardened Fillypino mercenary.

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     Blue Murder 

Blue Murder

A formerly-retired mercenary from Trottingham.

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     Corax 

Corax

A half-insane, Shaking-Spear-spouting cannibal.

Tropes:

  • Affably Evil: He is, by far, the most affable of the mercenaries, treating Rarity with courtesy and offering reassuring words even while he is preparing to cut her up for food.
  • Benevolent Boss: Treats his ghouls very kindly, giving them generous shares of his meals.
  • Creepy Crows: Makes use of the motif.
  • Fattening the Victim: Sometimes. Other times he settles for clean kills (Reminiscent of a hunter) suggesting that, despite being a cannibal, he's not an outright sadist.
  • Freudian Excuse: As far as anyone knows, he lost his family in a war as a foal, was captured and left to starve to death in a cage until he literally slid through the bars and glutted himself on the flesh of his captors.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: This is one of his main traits that sets him apart from his comrades. He is actually very skilled at the art (In practice similar to real-life humans cooking meat) but it still creeps out some of them.
  • Lean and Mean: Despite his incessant eating of his victims, he is painfully thin.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Corax' is Greek for crow.
  • Our Ghouls Are Different: Possesses an artefact giving him control over them.
  • Team Chef: Is actually a fantastic cook that doesn't force his comrades to partake in his eating habits.
  • Wicked Cultured: Constantly quotes Shaking-Spear and fervently admires the stallion.

     Gringore 

Gringore

A chainsaw-wielding, laughing Fourth-Wall Observer.

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     Bovril 

Bovril

A BFG weapons expert and engineer from New Eweland.

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     Shadowplay 

Shadowplay

An Ib'Xianese batpony who acts as a messenger.

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     Miura 

Miura

A former Shogunate Secret Police Official.

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     Tybalt 

Tybalt

An escaped slave, turned bandit leader.

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     Mustaleski 

Mustaleski

A Poatsulan crackshot and athlete.

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     Almogavar 

Almogavar

A Zebrican spy and duelist.

Tropes:

     Khopesh 
A former slaver under Almogavar.

Tropes:

     Hed'Kika 
A humongous berserker.

Tropes:

Echo Squad

     Najiva 

Najiva Antaheen Guptata Sri.

The Glamourling Grand Master of the Echo Squad.

Tropes:

     Lambasar 
Master Assassin and Aeromancer from Haissan.

Tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Well-mannered and is always smiling in a way that is described as 'fatherly'. He is also a mass-murderer capable of wiping out dozens of ponies in moments.
  • Cloth Fu: His primary weapon of choice.
  • One-Man Army: By far the most effective of the four assassins sent to storm the Crossfort, killing an entire sniper division, bringing down helicopters and single-handedly evacuating, capturing every survivor on the way.

     Agravain 
Master Assassin and Crystal-Craftspony from the Crystal Empire.

Tropes:

  • The Cracker: The MLP equivalent. Using his knowledge of gemcraft, he can disable magic crystal powers and tools.
  • Hyper-Awareness: To an extent. Demonstrated when he points out a breach in security nopony else noticed.
  • PowerCrystal: Regularly makes use of these, being an expert in gemcraft.

Jotnar Warhost

     Angrboda 
Warmaster of the Jotnar Warhost. A caribou.

Tropes:

     Thrym Hrodrisson 
Lieutenant of Angrboda. A moose.

Tropes:

     Strilda 
Lieutenant and Messenger of Angrboda. A snowy owl-griffin.

Tropes:

     Grendel 
Champion of Angrboda. A muskox.

Tropes:

Other Allies

     Sister Shrike Slashtalon 
Griffon Mercenary Commander. Former Aviator turned war-criminal.

Tropes:

  • The Chessmaster: Has apparently organised the Griffonian funeral march, suggesting that Cascadius has a plan to turn this to his advantage.
  • The Strategist: Shares Cascadius's knowledge and appreciation for tactics and military history.

     Warlord Schnortel 
Warlord of the Gomphothere State of the former Ivorium Empire.

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Historical Figures

The Doctor and Cascadius have met before, and when one has Time Travel and the other appears to be immortal (although how is unclear), then that leaves a lot of scope. In general, all characters here are Posthumous Characters.

Equestria

    Princess Laurelore the Firsticorn 
The mother of Celestia and Luna, and Equestria's Princess before them.

Tropes:

     The Ancient Bearers 
Bearers of the Elements of Harmony during Laurelore's reign (Aurora bears Magic, Iris bears Loyalty, Nuzzle bears Kindness, Cornflower bears Honesty, Adamanta bears Generosity and Zipadee bears Laughter). Brutally murdered by Cascadius while they try and rescue the Doctor.

Tropes:

     Gusty 
Student of Star-Swirl and personal bodyguard to the infant Princess Celestia.

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     Captain Bold 
Captain of Laurelore's Royal Guard.

Tropes:

    Star Swirl 
A legendary Archmage in the modern day, his ascent was somewhat troubled, involving a significant conflict with his predecessor.

Tropes:

  • The Archmage: Even when in direct conflict with the person holding the In-Universe title.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: Caused a massive amount of damage and exposed his scheming by hatching a dragon egg. Fortunately, it works out.
  • Famed In-Story
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Vorpal Blade
  • Grumpy Old Man: Develops into something of one, as seen in Warmonger.
  • The Unishment: Is punished for heretical ideas and endangering lives with his curiousity by being made Royal Tutor, a position that effectively becomes equivalent to Minister for Education, giving him the political clout to actually make the reforms he wanted all along.

    Vorpal Blade 
A celebrated scholar and politician from Dunholm who brought Equestria into a second Golden Age as well as founded the Slayers Guild

Tropes:

    Popencirque M. Stance 
The inept archmage that is replaced by Star Swirl.

Tropes:

  • Fantastic Racism: The one quote we have from him is a diatribe on how the world should not be reordered and unicorn's proper place is at the top of the heap.
  • Hate Sink: Becomes one In-Universe, hated by most of his students. The Fictional Counterpart to My Immortal is a text written to demonise him (although Archmage Mimic refuses to let it be filed as historical fiction due to the extremity of the demonisation, amongst other inaccuracies).
  • Inept Mage: Despite holding the title Archmage.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Despite not having a change in job title, he's effectively demoted to paper-shuffling after Star Swirl's ascent to the role of Royal Tutor, something Star Swirl found deliciously ironic.
  • Nepotism: How he holds his title.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: His main job as Archmage, blocking Rememberly's meritocratic reforms.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain
  • Punny Name
  • Unwitting Pawn: The historian Vorpal Blade portrays him as this, and little more, being merely a hedonistic pawn of his family.

Precia

     Princess Platinum 
The last ruler of Precia and future founder of the Unicorn-Equestrian civilisation.

Pegasopolis

     Commander Hurricane 
The commander of the pegasus legions and later ''Commando Imperator'' of the pegasus tribes.

Earth Pony Republic

     Chancellor Puddinghead 
The last chancellor of the Earth Pony Republic ruling at the only point it was successfully unified.

Griffonia

     Colonel Lammergeyer 
A griffin with extreme ideas about racial purity, fought by the Doctor during a flashback.

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     Sergeant Alpenstock 
A griffin who helps the Doctor fight Colonel Lammergeyer.

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     Princess Bonjela Eglatine of Trotterdam 
A princess rescued by the Doctor during a time-travel expedition.

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Lunar Republic

    The Eternal Knights 
A group of ponies sworn to Luna during the Civil War following her banishment. They (temporarily) employ Cascadius as an ally, before violently rejecting him after an atrocity. There are three main Knights who receive the majority of attention, Fletcher Fray, Midnight Blade and White Wolf, and most of this entry is about them, but others are mentioned, notably Saracen.

Tropes:

  • Action Girl: White Wolf.
  • The Ageless: All of the main three become this by the modern day.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Fletcher Fray's bow has a long and storied history.
  • Animal Motifs: White Wolf invokes the Noble Wolf motif, as well as the animal's ferocity.
  • The Beastmaster: White Wolf has some control over wolves, using them to harry enemy hosts during the Cervine civil war.
  • Blow You Away: White Wolf is a pegasus, and skilled with her innate magic.
  • Blue Blood: Fletcher Fray is of noble birth, specifically the Armbrusts of Farmany.
  • Cadre of Foreign Bodyguards: While Princess Luna's bodyguards, they were this, as none are of Equestrian birth.
  • Child Soldiers: Fletcher earned his cutie mark at eleven, when he first took up the ancestral bow against monsters.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Midnight Blade is described as this on a strategic level, but even he is disgusted by Downriver's actions.
  • Doomed Hometown: Fletcher's home is destroyed by the Gildenpakt, a rebellion against his parents' overlord.
  • The Dreaded: In the modern era, they've been busy with the cult of Piggsicorn and, as revealed in the backstory posts, they've had a reputation for a very long time.
  • The Engineer: Fletcher is a capable smith and craftsman, forging a prosthetic limb for Conrad, and later maintaining a large collection of warmachines to help pass the time.
  • Fantastic Racism: White Wolf came into conflict with King Aspen over this, being an outsider learning the ways of the deer.
  • Forest Ranger: Fletcher started out as one, joining the Talforesters in his youth.
  • Four-Star Badass: Are commanding the army besieging Olwen, and manage to fight Celestia to a draw during a duel.
  • Good Is Not Soft: By modern day they're pleasant company (usually) and stalwart guardians of Equestria. And they are not the Bearers, do not expect mercy.
  • Happily Adopted: White Wolf's parents vanished or died when she was young (the details are lost, perhaps deliberately so), but she was taken in by Fallingleaf of the Wolfsong Deer, and seems to consider herself one of them. Certainly, when King Aspen proposes putting her to death, it takes twelve stags to restrain Fallingleaf, and civil war is onlynote  averted by her choosing to leave, rather than see harm come to her family.
  • Heroic Lineage: Fletcher Fray's father saved his future wife, his grandfather took down 800 Boarzerkers, and an even more distant ancestor took down the Troll King. It's later expanded upon. The more distant ancestor who killed the Troll King? Founded the lineage wielding the Ancestral Weapon, and we get the full story of his parent's Rescue Romance, involving Defeating the Undefeatable.
  • Honour Before Reason: Their refusal to stoop to slaughtering civilians is what ends their employment of Downriver.
  • Morph Weapon: Fletcher's bow becomes a double-headed spear on command.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Created by three readers of the series.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Midnight Blade is a batpony.
  • Praetorian Guard: The Knights initially formed as Princess Luna's bodyguards.
  • Raised by Natives: White Wolf was raised by deer.
  • Shock and Awe: White Wolf, another use of her pegasus magic.
  • Slasher Smile: White Wolf is described as having one in historical accounts.
  • The Spymaster: Midnight Blade is this for the group, being a poor spy himself, but being very good at planning and manipulation, and providing them the information they need to hunt down Celestia.
  • Super Speed: White Wolf, as is to be expected for a pegasus.
  • Terror Hero: During the Civil War, exaggerated tales of their exploits and ferocity spread far and wide, and historians generally reckon this was at least partially deliberate.
  • True Companions: They've stayed friends despite it being over a thousand years since they first met, before Luna's rebellion.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each of them has one: Knives for White Wolf, bows for Fletcher Fray and a double-handed falchion for Midnight Blade.

Marephistallion

     Marephistallion The Deceiver 
A powerful and dangerous enemy defeated by Laurelore and the Doctor, with his actions echoing through the entire narrative.

Tropes:

  • Anticlimax Boss: In the Interlude. He possesses Pipsqueak and, momentarily, proves quite formidable against the Doctor and his companions. Then Pipsqueak's asthma kicks in and he's forced to leave his body before he passes out, allowing the Doctor to imprison him.
  • Combat Tentacles
  • Demonic Possession: To Pipsqueak. It doesn't do him much good ultimately.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Responsible for a lot of villains getting out of Tartarus (including Cascadius), and the effects of his actions occasionally show up (such as his son), but he doesn't have any real impact on the current storyline, due to being (apparently permanently) defeated in the distant past.
  • Satanic Archetype: To contrast Laurelore.
  • You Have Failed Me: A firm believer in the trope.

     Morlock The Soulsnatcher 
Son of Marephistallion and Serendipity, serving as his father's chief lieutenant.

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     Dr Vitruvius Poddle 
Marephistallion's weaponsmith, locked in a demon-tainted mech-suit that grants him eternal life.

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     Gevaudan 
Marephistallion's Frontier General. A giant folewolf.

Tropes:

     Anzu 
One of Marephistallion's Generals. A hippogryph.

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     Carthage 
One of Marephistallion's Generals. A shedu.

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Boulea

     Superbus and Lucretia 
Founders of Boulea (Ancient Boulette).

Tropes:

The Deer Tribes

    The Deer Tribes 

Tropes:

  • The Ageless: They are effectively this, with White Wolf (having been granted a deer's lifespan) barely changing over a millennium, meaning that several deer are not Posthumous Characters, despite being alive during the Equestrian Civil War.
  • The Chessmaster: Wintermist Wolfsong shows shades of this, ending a civil war in a week due to careful preparation.
  • Cruel Mercy: The Wolfsong clan appears fond of this, removing one or both antlers from those they defeated in the Civil War, destroying their power.
  • Fantastic Racism: King Aspen despises all outsiders, bringing him into conflict with the Wolfsong tribe, who take in White Wolf, a pony.
  • The Federation: Reorganised into this after their Civil War, each tribe independently governing itself. Previously they were a Kingdom under King Aspen, but after his Fantastic Racism and negligence drives the Wolfsong into open rebellion, he is overthrown.
  • Our Elves Are Better: The "Wood Elves" variant.
  • Papa Wolf: Runningleaf Wolfsong is protective of White Wolf, to the point where he's willing to threaten civil war to protect her.
  • Tribal Face Paint

Farmany

    Fletcher Fray 
See "The Eternal Knights", above.

    Ballistix Armbrust 
Founder of the Armbrust lineage.

Tropes:

     Faulkner Fray 
Fletcher's grandfather, he slew 800 Boarserkers at Broken Tusk Pass.

Tropes:

    Fabelhart Fray 
Fletcher's father.

Tropes:

  • Archer Archetype: As is standard for Frays, he's a very skilled archer, something he exploits in his Rescue Romance.
  • Childhood Sweetheart: Almenia Von Messer.
  • Death by Origin Story: Killed by the Gildenpakt as part of Fletcher Fray's origin.
  • Rescue Romance: When Almenia and Ulmora are threatened with execution, he petitions Count Grollen for clemency. When this fails, he challenges Grollen, wagering a signficant portion of his estates as extra incentive. Declaring it to be an archery contest, Grollen substitutes a champion, the undefeated Quarnasan al'Balut.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Oberfurst Lombard, despite his weak rulership. This results in the fall of the Armbrust household.

    Count Grollen Von Nahkampf 
The cruel and tyrannical Count of Hengstphalia.

Tropes:

  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is found by Fletcher stabbing the corpse of Almenia. He does not survive the encounter.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Orders his wife's execution for infidelity, despite being openly unfaithful himself.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Openly unfaithful to his wife.

     Ulmora Von Messer 
The mother of Almenia Von Messer, and the wife of Count Grollen.

Tropes:

    Almenia Von Messer 
The result of Ulmora's infidelity, and Fletcher's mother. Her execution is ordered by Count Grollen once her parentage comes to light.

Tropes:

    Quarnasan al'Balut 
The champion archer used by Count Grollen to meet Fabelhart's challenge. While he is recorded as disapproving of his employer's reasons, whether he threw the contest or not is a matter of historical debate.

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    Oberfurst Lombard 
The weak Oberfurst of Farmany during Fabelhart's lifetime.

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  • Death by Childbirth: His mother died giving birth to him.
  • Happily Married: Despite his faults, it appears his marriage to Umengarde was happy enough, and she helped him rule better. Unfortunately, after her murder, he quickly became weak again.
  • Unfit for Greatness

    Dunkelhelm/Conrad Von Morgenstern 
A talforester like Fletcher, he is secretly the heir to the throne of Farmany.

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    Ruhlinda 
A distant grand-niece of Faulkner Fray, Fletcher passes the House of Armbrust to her.

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     Vallon Geiersturm 
Leader of the Vulture Legion, he fights for the Gildenpakt against Conrad von Morgenstern

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New Hycarion

    Dvinius 
The last king of New Hycarion.

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  • A God Am I: Seems to believe himself an alicorn. He's sadly mistaken.
  • The Caligula: There's a reason he's the last king of New Hycarion.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: Introduced at one point as The Potentate Magnificence, Trueborn Child of the First Heavenly Ruler Of All Living Things, the Exalted King of the Thoroughbred Race, Unquestionable Sovereign of the Known World and All Worlds Beyond, He Who Shall Lead The Pure of Blood and Pure of Mind into the Fabled Land, Master and Commander of the Brave and Perfected Cosmos Legion, Our Noble Emperor Dvinius The Forty-Ninth, Long May He Reign.

Prance

    Thon l'Albacar 
One of the two Kings of Prance prior to their Civil War. His father attempted to duplicate Equestria, having him and his brother Saumon share power.

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  • Broken Ace: Ridiculously competent at the arts of kingship...but incredibly vulnerable to vice of all kinds, he couldn't restrain his desires, which lead to his downfall.
  • Drunk with Power: After ascending the throne, he quickly becomes corrupt, surrounding himself with Yes Men and neglecting his country.
  • Off with His Head!: After manipulating his brother into surrendering his crown, his palace is stormed by enraged mob, ending with this.

    Saumon le Rosery 
One of the two Kings of Prance during their Civil War. His father attempted to duplicate Equestria, having him and his brother Thon share power.

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  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and Tourmalina allow themselves to be captured and killed so that their daughter can be hidden.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: Falls in love with a Tarpan mare, which causes him to neglect his royal duties and aggravates the existing Fantastic Racism. Ultimately, Thon offers to permit him to marry Tormalina in exchange for his half of the crown. Saumon agrees, and is then immediately forced to flee with his wife.

    Judge Hellfire 
One of the "First Citizens" of Prance following the fall of the Dauphin, he has fanatical desire to purge Faris of sin.

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     Melusine 
The daughter of Saumon and Tourmalina

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     Moulin Rouge 
A mysterious mercenary who helps Melusine.

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     Canette à Cru 
A deformed mare who falls in love with Melusine.

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  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Solidifies her love for Melusine when she attempts to rescue Canette from an unjust punishment..
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Possessed a rare talent known as Transfiguration that she used to animate the gargoyles and send messages to Celestia.
  • Expy: Takes the role of Quasimodo in Hellfire's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Gender Flip: Female, unlike Quasimodo.
  • The Mole: Passes information on Hellfire's actions to Celestia.
  • Out with a Bang: Downplayed, but certain (somewhat dubious) sources suggest she died after complications resulting from a broken hip, sustained while with Melusine.

     Durendal de Papillion 
The husband of Melusine.

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     Marie Rose de Coquetaille 
Melusine's first love, she fought along side her during her attempt to reclaim Prance.

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Alternative Title(s): The Rejuvenationverse

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