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    Twilight Sparkle 

First Appearance: The Weed

Ruler of Ponyville, and the Alicorn Princess of Friendship.


  • Adorkable: She's largely outgrown it around most of the main characters, but Celestia remembers, and loves her for it.
  • Adult Fear: Happens in Foalsitting Follies - while Twilight dreaded babysitting Nuance, she was horrified when she found him getting beat up by Radiance, with Corbie futilely trying to stop him. While Radiance tried to justify it, Twilight knew his actions were inexcusable and punished him accordingly.
  • Alien Blood: After Twilight becomes the Librarian of Souls, she now bleeds ink rather than blood. One perk comes with having her own supply of quills, since the feather nibs from her own wings are filled with ink.
  • The Archmage: Also the literal goddess of magic.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: She underwent a gradual process to replace The Nameless One and become the Librarian of Souls. The Ascension is depicted in Ink
  • Badass Bookworm: When Ponyville comes under attack, Twilight Sparkle goes to war.
  • Berserk Button: Paparazzi, especially the Jerkass ones.
  • Blood Magic: Has to bleed to connect to the Book's power after ascending. Though like all liquids in the Castle of Souls, it's ink.
  • Character Development: As always, like in canon.
    • She was forced to go through this in Ink; her own arrogance led to her plan failing and many Stiff Upper Lip died in a Senseless Sacrifice to prevent Belladonna from going after Sumac, Pebble, and Moon Rose. The Castle made her face her own mistakes and learn not to abuse her new power as the Librarian of Souls in order to replace the Nameless One.
  • In Down With The Pastryarchy, she initially spends her time being blissfully oblivious to the struggles and tribalism Earth ponies face in general, only to slowly find herself dragged into it by her friends, all who are Earth ponies. And after getting completely piss-drunk (thanks to Pinkie drugging her mead), she causes a scandal by going on an epic bender... which was done per Celestia's instructions in order to teach Twilight how to deal with ponies who absolutely hate her.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Her I Am the Noun speech below is laden with F-words.
  • Comfort Food: After learning what happened to Boomer's family in Enter the Dragon, Twilight and Spike decide it's time to cope by eating ice cream.
  • Cool Big Sis: Twilight is this for Spike, mixed with Good Parents, as she raised him entirely on her own.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Enter the Dragon focuses on her relationship dynamic with Spike.
  • A Dog Ate My Homework: Twilight once had her homework eaten by Spike, and tried telling Princess Celestia about it. She only got detention for her troubles.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: In Foalsitting Follies, Twilight is forced to act like one so she could properly punish Radiance for beating up Nuance. She doesn't like it and hopes it'll be a temporary measure, but she sees it as necessary.
  • Familiar: Owlowiscious is her familiar.
  • For Science!: Her entire reasoning why she decided to study Sumac's sorcerous symbiotic abilities in Princess Twilight Sparkle And The Sorcerous Symbiosis - she wanted to study what it does for individual ponies. Of course, she and her friends end up getting reckless, alerting Celestia to their activities and causing her to put an end to the experiments for Sumac's sake.
  • Good Parents: Twilight raised Spike like a mother, loving and caring for him like her own son, though some Cool Big Sis elements are thrown into the mix. She's the reason why Spike had a greater degree of compassion and empathy compared to other dragons.
  • I Am the Noun: Mixed with Cluster F-Bomb in Ink, while dealing with an very uncooperative Background Magic Field:
    Twilight Sparkle: I AM TWILIGHT FRONKING SPARKLE, THE ELEMENT OF FRONKING MAGIC! I DON’T FRONKING CAST MAGIC, I AM FRONKING MAGIC!
  • Mama Bear: In Foalsitting Follies, Twilight is furious when she finds Radiance viciously beating up Nuance, with a crying Corbie futilely trying to make him stop. She proceeds to send Radiance to his room and deny him the privilege of feeling the sunrise as punishment.
  • Mundane Utility: After she begins bleeding ink, she'll occasionally pluck her own feathers for use as quills, as they come with a little ink.
  • Must Have Caffeine: While studying the lantern, she requests and is provided an enormous mug of tea.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In The Weed, she was unknowingly subjected to Tarnish's Hate Plague magic when she banished him away from Ponyville (to his credit, he didn't know either at the time). When the banishment is lifted and Tarnish comes back, Twilight apologizes for kicking him out when she should've done something to help him instead.
  • Never My Fault: In Ink, she didn't want to believe that her plans failing and a majority of Stiff Upper Lip dying was due to her own arrogance.
  • One-Man Army: As seen in Stinkbug The Unwanted, Twilight vs. an army of harpies. No contest.
  • Physical God: Goes with being an Alicorn Princess of Friendship, and eventually the Librarian of Souls.
  • Pride: Suffered a bout of this as revealed in the Manehattan Flashback in Ink, which led to a majority of Stiff Upper Lip dying in a Senseless Sacrifice when her plan failed. Part of ascending to replace the Nameless One was to face her own mistakes.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When not under an outside influence, like Tarnish's Hate Plague magic.
  • Rewriting Reality: Gains the power to rewrite ponies' destiny after ascending in Ink. In Foalsitting Follies, Twilight Sparkle considers doing this to the Royal Brood (Corbie, Radiance, and Nuance) so they could have happier lives and be better behaved, but ultimately decides against it.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Apparently as a filly, she made a badly-written letter that began with "Deer Celestia". It's kept in Celestia's castle, along with a statue depicting a deer version of Celestia in the spirit of the letter.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Takes a direct hand in running Ponyville, is headmistress of a school for gifted foals which is focused on in a few stories, regularly does experiments with magic and science, and occasionally goes dungeon-delving.
  • Seers: Has the power to look into ponies' futures after ascending to become the Librarian of Souls in Ink.
  • Shaming the Mob: Sadly done offscreen in The Perilous Romance of Swans; after Gosling, who was already under great stress, is sent into a breakdown by Paparazzi, a furious Twilight locks all the journalists into one room with her so she could lecture them on good behavior and conduct.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Does this in Whatever Way The Wind Takes You. Gloomy could have just left Ponyville if she wanted an adventure, but no, she wanted to get banished like Tarnish was.
  • Tranquil Fury
  • Will They or Won't They?: Despite her resolve at the end of Princess Twilight Sparkle And The Quesadilla Conquest, she spends quite a while in this state with Seville. It ends when she drunkenly marries both Seville and Pinkie Pie in Down with the Pastryarchy.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Invoked and enforced, since as a Princess, Twilight Sparkle has the power to banish anyone from Ponyville, provided there's good reason.
    • This happened Tarnish after his Wild Magic wreaked havoc on Ponyville, leaving him resentful of how she and her friends weren't punished for doing the same thing. To be fair, his Hate Plague magic influenced Twilight's decisions, and she's truly sorry for it. She later lifts the banishment and allows Tarnish to come home again, but still makes him stay outside of Ponyville's borders for everyone's safety. And once she learns what Tarnish's talent is, she classifies him as a "type 5 thaumaturgical hazard"note  and lets him enter Ponyville on the condition that he be responsible for himself. Tarnish forgives Twilight for the banishment and admits being banished was the best thing that happened to him.
    • This also happened to Gloomy August in Whatever Way The Wind Takes You after Gloomy makes a cloud rain on her. Twilight banishes her until she makes a public apology, which was exactly what Gloomy was hoping for.

    Trixie Lulamoon 
A wandering entertainer, she takes in Sumac when he needs it, and when he is enrolled in Twilight's school, she is convinced to stay.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Sumac "Kiddo".
  • Berserk Button: Bullies, due to guilt for her own past.
  • The Chain of Harm: Due to her mother's abuse, which was in turn influenced by Trixie's deceased grandfather, Trixie had the potential to take advantage of young Sumac and dump him when his usefulness was up. But she ended up breaking the chain when she grew genuinely fond of Sumac, and eventually became one of his three adoptive mothers (with Twinkleshine and Lemon Hearts).
  • Dented Iron: The long years of travelling have not been kind to Trixie, with the leg injury received from her encounter with the Diamond Dogs in Venenum Iocus being particularly troublesome.
  • Disappeared Dad: Didn't know who her father was until the events of Princess Twilight Sparkle's School For Fantastic Foals.
  • Fireballs: Rather proud of her facility with the fireball spell.
  • Heroic Bastard: The daughter of Night Light through Dandy Lion, making her the half-sister of Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor.
  • The Illusionist: Very good at both the theoretical and practical aspects of illusion magic, making her invaluable in bypassing Castle Midnight's defences.
  • Irony: While recovering from the Diamond Dog attack, she states categorically that she will never have "any bratty foals". At this point, she's not far off adopting Sumac Apple, as shown in her next major appearance.note 
  • Kill One, Others Get Stronger: She gets stronger as the other members of her family die, due to shared access to a proprietary magic frequency.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "The X and Y Trixie" (as in "The Great and Powerful Trixie" with the precise adjectives depending on her mood at the time).
  • Mama Bear: And not just for Sumac, her adoptive son; when Cinnamon Fire is being attacked, she intervenes with just as much fury, laying his attacker low with a postbox.
  • Only in It for the Money: The original reason she took in Sumac, but she grows to love him.
  • Polyamory: Is in a healthy and loving three-way relationship with Lemon Hearts and Twinkleshine. The three of them are honorary "mothers" of Sumac.
  • Rescue Romance: Had a crush on Tarnish for a while.
  • Squick: In Mare Do Well, this was her reaction to Rainbow Dash's description of a group of Mooks puking all over the floor from the stench of Sumac's stink bombs, as well as how her eye got injured.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Apparently has a significant facility for pyrotechnics.
  • Third-Person Person: Retains this behavioral tic from her canon self. While she mostly got over it, she regresses back whenever she's going through emotional distress, or feeling quite confident.

    Sumac Apple Lulamoon 
Trixie's adopted son, after his father and mother don't want him. Also a sorcerer, making him very valuable to everyone.
  • Alien Blood: After his encounter with The Nameless One, he now bleeds ink rather than blood.
  • The Apprentice: To Vinyl Scratch.
  • Archer Archetype: Encouraged to take up archery by Moondancer.
  • Badass Adorable: A young colt, and definitely badass.
  • Badass Bookworm: Very young, but incredibly intelligent, capable, and well-learned.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Sumac has a kind of magic that allows him to talk people into doing anything for him, implied or not. This was inherited his father, Flam Apple, who used his ability for nefarious, self-serving means. Naturally, this made Sumac careful about what he says, since he doesn't want people to think he forced them to obey him.
  • Barrier Warrior: By Ink, he's surpassed in protective magic only by Shining Armor.
  • Big Eater: While still growing. Justified, since magic in the Weedverse is Cast from Calories.
  • Blind Without 'Em: His vision staggers greatly without a good subscription. Unfortunately, Trixie can't afford to get him glasses. Fortunately, Pebble notices and tells Applejack.
  • Born Lucky: Inherited the magic of "Grift" off his father's side, making him near impossible to beat in games of chance.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He has a (completely deserved) reputation around Ponyville, especially during his teenage years. However, unlike his criminal father, who took advantage of a mare and dumped her, Sumac is respectful towards those he flirts with, and has a steady relationship with Pebble and Silver Lining.
  • Chubby Chaser: He's attracted to Pebble Pie, who's somewhat chubby but sees herself as grossly obese. He also marries Silver Lining, also on the plump side.
  • Cool Shades: Tea shades, specifically.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Makes a habit of this, befriending both Discord and Pale.
  • Disappeared Dad: Flam Apple was arrested not long after Sumac was born.
  • Ditzy Genius: Smart enough to invent a wide array of flying devices. Dumb enough to test them on himself first.
  • Due to the Dead: Will clean up graves that no-one else cares about. In When Life Gives You Lemons..., he also planted apple trees for the stillborn foals Trixie, Lemon Hearts, and Twinkleshine tried having (they would've been Sumac's siblings).
  • The Fool: While recovering from Zap Apple Jam.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's very talented with building machines, as stated in the Mr Fix It trope. In Mare Do Well, he was responsible for Rainbow Dash's stink bombs.
  • Generation Xerox: Sumac, a unicorn colt, falls in love with Pebble, a Stone pony. Tarnish and Maud did the same thing in The Weed, though they were older when it happened.
  • Happily Adopted: Very much so, and considers Trixie, Twinkleshine and Lemon Hearts his real mothers.
  • Has Two Mommies: Actually, three. Initially adopted by Trixie, he comes to see her wives as his mothers as well. His biological mother does not get a look in.
  • Hates Baths: Like most children. It's something of a Running Gag, with him considering any pony who makes him take a bath to have "betrayed" him.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: A not insignificant portion of the stories occur during his adolescence. He has a reputation around Ponyville.
  • Humble Goal: Despite his power, and later ascension to alicornhood, all he really wants is to be a mortician.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Subjects poor Twilight to a bunch of fruit-related jokes in Princess Twilight Sparkle And The Sorcerous Symbiosis, much the mortification of those present. Then Olive joins in.
    Olive: Ladies and gentlecolts, the heir ap-pear-ent to Lulamoon Hollow!
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Has ambitions of being an undertaker, and really doesn't want to become involved in the war coming to Equestria. His powers working on speech also causes him problems with relationships, because arguably, any time he talks to someone he could compromise their free will without meaning to, something he doesn't want to do.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Sumac is a wholly different pony from his conman of a father, Flam Apple. His father's reputation understandably leaves him feeling very insecure at times.
  • Living MacGuffin: A young unicorn, and later alicorn colt with sorcerous abilities that can empower anyone he affects, boosting their magic to the point of becoming super versions of themselves. This subjects him to a lot of kidnapping attempts (one of them was interrupted by Celestia wanting to give him her slightly belated birthday wishes), as well as making him the central point of Twilight's experiments. Celestia, naturally, fears for his safety since his magic has the potential to be abused.
  • Love Hurts: With Olive's enrollment in the Immortal Solars, both Sumac and Pebble have come to experience this.
  • Magic Enhancement: Sumac is the living version of this; through a magical symbiosis, Sumac can empower ponies until they're basically super versions of themselves. Rainbow Dash became a supernatural being capable of breaking sound barriers, while Sunburst became a walking beacon of light which turns him into death incarnate for undead creatures (which are, apparently, allergic to sunlight). Celestia fears Sumac's ability will be used for evil or shady purposes, and makes Twilight promises that she will never let Sumac use his magical symbiosis except for emergencies.
  • Marry Them All: Despite some doubts in Crystal Cotillion, he does end up (at least partially) taking this option, definitely marrying at least Pebble and Silver Lining. He does not marry Olive, though. She chooses a different path.
  • More Than Mind Control: His powers can work like this. Given enough time, he can talk anyone into anything.
  • Mr Fix It: Inherited from his father, Flam.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Likes hanging out in graveyards, and has an ambition of being an mortician.
  • One True Love: Pebble is this for him, much like how Tarnish was for Maud. He may have several lifemates, but Pebble will always be his soulmate.
  • Sexy Spectacles: Several characters comment that his glasses make him more handsome.
  • Super Empowering: A sorcerer, with his powers activated by Zap Apple Jam, boosting the magic of everyone in range to the point of giving them new magical abilities. For example, an empowered Rainbow Dash goes so fast she breaks reality (notably, these breaks are plaid, the same pattern as Discord's magic), Sunburst becomes a walking beacon of light that's good against undead, and both Starlight and Moondancer explode things upon contact. Since this magical symbiosis can empower anyone, Celestia fears Sumac might be exploited by the wrong people, and chews out Twilight and her friends when they go too far with their experiments.
  • Super Intelligence: While under the influence of Zap Apple Jam. Unfortunately, he pays for it later. When with Twilight Sparkle under the Sorcerous Symbiosis, he gives this effect to her.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Although he's not without power beforehand, he's definitely changed by his meeting with the Nameless One. Aside from the obvious results (ascending to Alicornhood), he also gains Alien Blood and a sense for the Inknote , a knack he often uses to spend time with those who will soon die.

    Pebble Pie 
The eldest daughter of Tarnish and Maud, conceived at the end of Venenum Iocus.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Much like her mother's relationship with her father, she has this sort of loyalty to Sumac.
  • Brutal Honesty: Employs this as a weapon, with a generous dash of Deadpan Snarker. It's also something she values in others, because if someone's willing to lie that you aren't fat, how can you be certain when they say they love you?
  • Competition Freak: She intends to be the best at anything she sets out to do.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Daddy's Girl: Adores Tarnish, her father.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She gets it from her mother. One prime example was in Foalsitting Follies, where she verbally cuts down a Burger Fool for poking fun at Twilight's Big Eater tendencies.
  • Embarrassingly Painful Sunburn: Like her mother, she burns easily.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to her little brother Sly's Foolish.
  • Generation Xerox: Subverted. Despite appearances, Pebble psychologically functions very differently to her mother, which causes problems when ponies don't realize that. However, falling in love with unicorns (Sumac, Tarnish) is one thing she and her mother had in common.
  • It's All About Me: Has a mild case of this at the beginning of Princess Twilight Sparkle's School For Fantastic Foals, believing that her relationship with her parents is more important than their relationship with each other, or with any other children they may have.
  • Literal-Minded: Not massively so, but she tends to miss metaphors.
  • Love Hurts: With Olive's enrollment in the Immortal Solars, both Pebble and Sumac have come to experience this.
  • The Magnificent: Is known as "The Dominator" amongst the nobility for her tendency to retain a (deserved) position atop the leaderboard.
  • Master of All: Defied; she didn't want to become an Alicorn like her friend Sumac because it meant having to divide her attention to all three skillsets, whereas being a Stone pony allows her to focus on one.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: The result of one. She was conceived as part of destroying the Crown of Corruption, and is far more magically strange than even her mother.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Pebble jaunts herself and Sumac in Foalsitting Follies out of Twilight Sparkle's castle the moment she hears Nuance is coming over.
  • The Plan: Due to her competitive streak, she has many plans on how to achieve the best of everything she does, including helping her friends.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Twice to Radiance, in Foalsitting Follies.
    • She gives her first one to Radiance about how much of a bully he's being to Nuance, after he demeans Nuance for wanting to go home. It was so savage that she enrages Radiance, and Twilight had to ask her to stop.
    • The second one comes after she uses the Perspective Shift Stick on herself and ends up seeing Radiance's perspective on things. She was so appalled by his lack of empathy that she basically tells Radiance "You Make Me Sick".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She jaunts herself and Sumac out of Twlight's castle to escape a potential encounter with Nuance.
  • Siblings Wanted: Inverted; she definitely doesn't want siblings, and her parents put it off for a long time out of deference to that.
  • The Stoic: But in a different way to her mother, which throws Pinkie off.
  • Supreme Chef: Has aspirations in this direction, and (if her current efforts are any indication) is well on the way.
  • Super Strength: A stone pony, like her mother.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: In Foalsitting Follies, she ends up sympathizing with Nuance when she witnesses a bit of Radiance's bullying. Later, when she uses the Perspective Shift Stick on herself to see things from Radiance's perspective, she is disgusted by Radiance's lack of remorse.
  • Weight Woe: She's slightly chubbier than average, but tends to see herself as grossly fat. Sumac still thinks she's attractive.
  • You Make Me Sick: In Foalsitting Follies, Pebble spits this out at Radiance in regards to his violent bullying of Nuance and his lack of remorse and guilt for his actions after she uses the Perspective Shift Stick on him.
    Pebble: As bad as Nuance is, Radiance, you are the worst. At least Nuance secretly feels ashamed and guilty... but you... you were heartless. Remorseless. You disgust me.]]

    Boomer 

First Appearance: Enter the Dragon (as an egg)

A orphaned dragon egg that Tarnish and Maud rescued from pony looters. Twilight and Spike later decided to give her to Sumac so he could take care of her, and has been a mainstay in the gang ever since.


  • Big Eater: Is usually either sleeping or eating.
  • Cool Pet: Sumac certainly thinks so.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Boomer lost her family to pony looters, who gassed her entire family of pygmy dragons to death so they could steal their treasure hoard. Boomer was the only survivor. It was so horrifying that it made Spike and Twilight Sparkle want to chow on ice cream to cope with the discovery.
  • Dragon Hoard: Her hoarding instincts manifest as her stealing Sumac's model airships, at least during her adolescence. This trope was also the reason why her family was killed - the ponies responsible thought there was treasure in their nest.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She makes her first appearance as a late-blooming dragon egg in Enter the Dragon.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Eats bugs, sandwiches, biscuits, gemstones...
  • Head Pet: To Sumac. Averted once she grows too big to be one.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Inverted, she's protective of her big brother Sumac, due to dragon instincts.
  • Parental Abandonment: Boomer's family of pygmy dragons, parents and siblings included, was murdered by a group of pony looters who gassed them to death so they could have their supposed treasure hoard for themselves.
  • Pokémon Speak: For a while, although she outgrows it.
  • Sleepyhead: While young; she spends a lot of time asleep.
  • Sole Survivor: Boomer was the only egg left after a Deadly Gas attack that killed her parents and siblings.
  • Solid Gold Poop: To a colt, explosive poop is pretty valuable. To an alchemist, it's even more so.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Gemstones, just like Spike.
  • Undying Loyalty: Part of being a dragon.
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    Pinkie Pie 

First Appearance: The Weed

Element of Laughter, and younger sister of Maud Pie.


    Pinny Lane 

First Appearance: The Weed

A tall unicorn mare, and Tarnish's birth mother. she is encouraged to re-enter his life by the Pies.


  • Apologizes a Lot: Apologizes a lot to Tarnish, due to tremendous guilt for neglecting him.
  • Free-Love Future: Believed in this when she was younger, and regrets a lot the actions she took because of it, although she does not regret her son.
  • Gentle Giant: She's tall for a unicorn, something her son inherited.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Though part of it was due to her son's Hate Plague magic, she nonetheless breaks down in tears when she realizes her Parental Neglect towards Tarnish. When they reunite later, Pinny tearfully apologizes to him.
  • Parental Neglect: To Tarnish, partly because of his Hate Plague effect. She did try to get better after Tarnish left, but the doctors who didn't know about Tarnish's Hate Plague suggested her problems were caused by something else. After she's no longer getting regular exposure, and Tarnish begins taking his tea, she gets a lot better.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her telekinesis is powerful but rather clumsy.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Subverted with Tarnish; Pinny admits she wanted a filly who looked just like her, and when she unknowingly started being affected by his Hate Plague magic, doctors suggested that this trope was the source of her behavior. That said, she clearly expresses that she loves Tarnish and couldn't be any prouder of her son.

    Big Mac 
Applejack's older brother, he becomes something of a father-figure to Sumac.

    Applejack 
Element of Honesty and all-around badass.
  • Housewife: Averted. Her refusal to become this lead to her husband leaving her. She's still kinda bitter about it.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Hers has a reputation. It can clear a room of trouble (apparently).
  • I Gave My Word: She promised to protect Sumac, and keeping that promise after she thinks Flam injured him (it was a nosebleed caused by magic strain) nearly results in her killing him.
  • Jerkass Realization: In Down With The Pastryarchy, she realizes that she's been psychologically abusing Sugar Belle for being a unicorn despite knowing of the scars Sugar Belle had from living in Our Town, and has been subtly encouraging her twin daughters in tormenting her with their pranks. She then resolves to put an end to this behavior and be the family matriarch Granny Smith would be proud of.
  • Mama Bear: To all foals she considers part of the Apple clan.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: She was worried about this when she was young, but has gotten over it. She uses it to connect to Pebble though.
  • Noble Bigot:
  • Thicker Than Water

    Silver Lining 

First Appearance: Whatever Way The Wind Takes You (as an egg)

An orphaned griffon cub adopted by Gloomy August, a pegasus mare and amateur adventurer.


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    Lemon Hearts 
One of the teachers at Twilight's school. Later begins rooming with Trixie, and they begin dating.
  • Adorkable: Particularly when around Trixie.
  • The Chick: Compared to most of her friends, she's a poor combatant and a weak mage, but she's the emotional glue holding together the Spartans.
    [She used] the most threatening voice she could muster, which wasn’t very scary at all. Lemon Hearts was far too sweet.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: Averted, she can't afford the house she's staying in alone, which leads to her inviting Trixie to stay with her.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With Trixie, to begin with.

    Starlight Glimmer 
A former villain turned good by The Power of Friendship, Starlight Glimmer is Twilight Sparkle's right-hand mare.
  • The Atoner: For forming Our Town, subjecting its inhabitants to magical domination via cutie mark alteration, and nearly destroying time itself with her meddling.
  • The Apprentice: To Twilight Sparkle.
  • Blood Knight: Her enthusiasm for battle during the expedition into Castle Midnight gets her into trouble with Twilight.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The Stranger that Tarnish has so much trouble with in The Weed? That's her.
  • Psychologist Teacher: Helps both Olive and Sumac out with their problems.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: How her magic generally works, compared to Twilight Sparkle.

    Moondancer 
One of Twilight's old school friends, now a teacher at her school.
  • Badass Bookworm: Is one. The changeling who posed her acted like one, too.
  • Boring, but Practical: Known for using the minimum amount of magic required to do the job.
  • Covert Pervert: Admits to owning a copy of the special holiday edition of Terrific Teats magazine. The one that featured Rainbow Dash as the centrefold.
  • Properly Paranoid: Her time as a Changeling captive and learning that an imposter replaced her left her a little... unhinged. Given her experience, she's not wrong in her suspicions of changelings lurking.

    The Infiltrator 
A changeling who has infiltrated the school during Princess Twilight Sparkle's School For Fantastic Foals. They replaced Moondancer.
  • Badass Bookworm: Is able to successfully fake being one.
  • Counterspell: Very good with these, to the point where she (as Moondancer) claims it might be her special talent.
  • Mind over Manners: Takes great care to ask permission before using mental magic as part of her disguise.
  • The Mole: Passes information to Chrysalis and damages Twilight's protections on Ponyville.
  • Psychologist Teacher: Literally, in their guise as Moondancer, as well as in the sense of the tropes.
  • Ship Tease: When transmuted to a pegasus as part of "Moondancer's" experiments with the Lamp, she finds Twilight Sparkle's wings extremely attractive, and utterly fails to keep her own under control.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Takes Moondancer's form to infiltrate the school.

    Rainbow Dash 

First Appearance: The Weed

One of Twilight's best friends, the Bearer of Loyalty, and occasional adventurer. She often helps out Tarnished Teapot and Daring Do on their adventures.


    Spike 
Twilight Sparkle's younger brother, assistant, and a dragon.

    Twinkleshine 
One of Twilight Sparkle's old school friends, she leaves Canterlot partway through Princess Twilight Sparkle's School For Fantastic Foals and becomes Sumac's bodyguard in Ponyville.

    Megara 

First Appearance: When Consequences Come Home

The result of Tarnished Teapot's encounter with a female manticore, she comes looking for him after her mother throws her out.

    Fluttershy 

First Appearance: The Weed

A female pegasus who is the Bearer of Kindness, and one of Twilight's best friends.


    Honeysuckle 

First Appearance: 'Suckle

A changeling adopted by ponies, she comes to live in Ponyville because her parents hope that the town's legendary tolerance will reduce some of their problems.


  • Adult Fear: Her being a Changeling serves as a source of this for her adoptive parents, so they impose on her a set of rules to keep her safe from those who intend to harm her out of racial prejudice.
  • Cheerful Child: Rather energetic, like most children.
  • The Empath: As a changeling, she can sense emotions, including love and hatred.
  • Fantastic Racism: Was subjected to a lot of this in Fillydelphia, and a major part of why her parents moved to Ponyville. However, despite their expectations, she still ends up bullied, but luckily, Megara was there.
  • Happily Adopted: She truly loves her parents, and they love her, even with the difficulties her nature causes.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: Being subjected to intense hatred is debilitatingly painful for her.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Despite being a Changeling, she befriends the very quiet Alto Clef through music.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her mother said her only flaw is her glutton for sweets.
  • Talking Through Technique: She eventually learns to speak to Alto Clef this way.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As a Changeling, she can mimic the appearance of ponies and other creatures. Due to being a young child, she refers to her different forms as "costumes".

    Sly Pie 
Maud and Tarnish's second child, a unicorn colt. Thanks to his cutie mark, which depicts a talent in escape, he can pull pranks on others with impunity.
  • Catchphrase: "Meep meep!"
  • Escape Artist: His special talent is escape, and he's not shy about using it. This actually gives him a lot of power, but only under certain circumstances; for example, he can outrun anything chasing him, but isn't otherwise significantly faster than expected.
  • Instant Birth: Just Add Water!: Was the result of one, and got his name from it, as Pinkie, upon hearing about it, said, "Why, you sly little Pie."
  • Meaningful Name: Goes to match his mischievous nature. His aunt Pinkie inspired it once she heard of the circumstances of his birth.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has unruly, cream-colored hair with pink streaks.
  • The Prankster: Oh yes. One of his pranks in Fan Fic/Conversation was to prank Maud with a Whoopie Cushion full of water.
  • Water Is Dry: While fleeing from his mother, he's able to dance between the raindrops. It doesn't help him when he pronks into a puddle, but then, he probably did that deliberately.

    Alto Clef 
Vinyl and Octavia's very quiet son. He is a pegasus.

    Rarity 
The Element of Generosity. Spend a lot of time off-screen, given her business commitments, but is doing very well for herself. She's also been recruited into Stiff Upper Lip, and provides super-suits for the IEAs.
  • Action Fashionista: Part of her business model; after all, soldier's wives are often good customers.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Keeps a flamethrower under the counter of her Canterlot boutique.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Facilitates the trope by designing a (very successful) range of fashionable combat wear, and has a second Canterlot store in Mercenary Alley.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Polite, well-spoken and kind. She also goes and hangs out in her Canterlot store because occasionally the Underwatch needs help with whatever abomination they've dragged out into the sunlight this week.

    Jitterbug 
The daughter of Junebug, she goes on an adventure in Aggro-Culture.

    Hidden Rose Apple 
One of Applejack's daughters, she's sneaky and dangerous.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father has never appeared due to his relationship with Applejack ending poorly.

    Ambrosia Apple 
Applejack's other daughter, the twin of Hidden Rose.

    Lemon Poppyseed 
The daughter of Lemon Hearts, Trixie Lulamoon and Twinkleshine, and Sumac's younger sister.

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