Tropes that apply to more than two characters:
- Abusive Parent: With the exception of Soren and possibly Filthy Rich and Trixie note every parent seen so far is this.
- Bi the Way: The mane six and Princess Cadance, as they all share a female prostitute at the end of the UFP movie.
- Butt-Monkey: Spike, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Twilight, and Princess Luna are all disliked and abused by the rest of the cast, sometimes for no good reason. Which of them is the most disliked varies from episode to episode.
- Canon Foreigner: Through the magic of redubbing and creative editing, new characters are created from whole cloth. So far, these include Snuggle Berry, Mutation, The Orb, and Yellow Twilight.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: EVERYONE at one point in the series, though there are exceptions.
- The Exile: Princess Celestia likes to hand out exile sentences for no reason whatsoever. At least they're temporary. Exile's a major part of Twilight Sparkle's and Princess Luna's backstories. And the entire plot of the first two episodes of season 3 gets kicked off when Celly banishes the mane six to the Crystal Kingdom.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf:
- As demonstrated at the end of "The Best Episode Ever", the mane six can't harmonize with each other worth a damn. Some of them, like Pinkie and Rarity, can at least carry a tune alone, while Twilight and Fluttershy can't even manage that much. Naturally, Twilight, Fluttershy, and Rainbow do the most singing in the "UFP Sings Tainted Love" and "UFP Sings Take on Me" bonus videos. In the captions, Wacarb cries that they're making his ears bleed.
- When the musical episode rolls around, the mane six are all surprisingly good at rapping... but their cheering routine sounds like complete crap.
- Informed Attribute: Nearly all of Ponyville is allegedly shy in "All A Boot Shy":Iron Will: Okay, if I could just have the shyest pony here raise their hoof in front of the entire audience...
[Every pony in the audience raises a hoof.]
Iron Will: Okay, I didn't really expect that, what with this being a seminar for shy ponies and all.
- Jerkass: Like Cloud Cuckoo Lander everyone at at least one point, and like previously mentioned there are exceptions.
- The Irish Mob: Applejack's Implausible Deniability aside, the entire Apple clan is transparently this. They all speak with Irish accents and their apple farming is just a front for theft, fixing fights, selling drugs, other illegal activities.
- Only Sane Man: Twilight, Applejack, Spike, and Scootaloo each serve as the sole voice of reason in different specific contexts.
- The Sociopath: Their are a lot of characters who are this, the best example are Sweetie Belle, Pinkie Pie, and Princess Celestia.
- Static Character: Everyone except Rarity, according to "So Random":Twilight: Well, have you tried having some character development?
Pinkie: Well, I was going to, but apparently only Rarity's allowed to do that.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: Not only are both Rainbow Dash and to a lesser extent Applebloom confirmed to be delusional, but season four's We Free Breezee and season three's Hip hop happening hint that all of The Mane Six might be this to an extent. This revelation puts the events of the show into an interesting light.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: All of them, to varying degrees.
- Vocal Dissonance: Applies to nearly every female character, since it's one guy doing all the voice work. Rarity's nasal Australian accent and Sweetie Belle's gravelly growl are the most pronounced examples.
The Mane Six and Spike
A magical prodigy and completely insufferable world savior. Twilight is convinced that she knows more than anyone else in Ponyville—and sometimes she's correct about this. She has a vague and creepy matriarchal relationship with Spike.
Speaks with a (hyper-rhotic) American accent.
- Abusive Parents: To Spike, she is overbearing and constanly de-aging him to keep him from leaving her.
- Anti-Hero: One the sanest members of the mane six and that isn't saying much, and she can be just as morally bankrupt as the rest of them
- Bad "Bad Acting":
- When she plays the role of Clover in the Hearth's Warming Eve play, she isn't as flagrantly bad as Rarity (see below)—all the same, Twilight breaks character to correct her fellow actors, and the dramatic death scene is clearly beyond her acting range.
- In "Stranger than Fan Fiction", Twilight apparently didn't read the script beforehand: she barely emotes, and she stumbles over several awkwardly-written lines.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Celestias tsundere feelings for Twilight are well-documented (see below) but theres a few hints that Twi reciprocates. In the song At the Gala, the choir refers to Celestia as [Twilights] secret crush. And a few times in season two, she's awfully quick to defend Celestia's status as "the one true alicorn" or her unique approach to maths. But when she's actually around Celestia, she's generally resentful or afraid.
- Big Eater: In "Top Dumb" she complains "I haven't had a pie since brunch!" In The Movie: The Moviening, she offers Sunset Shimmer five or six scoops of ice cream—and she's shocked to discover that some people only eat two scoops.
- Butt-Monkey: Twilight is completely abandoned by her friends on her birthday. When Luna arrives in Ponyville, Twilight's ecstatic that "Someone is even more hated in Ponyville than I am!"
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Every time she tries to tell a joke to the others, the results aren't pretty. Everyone agrees her "new joke" (in "One Joke to Rule Them All") needs more work, and that her joke at Rainbow Dash's expense (in "Reading to Rainbow") is too mean to be funny. (To really rub salt in the wounds, each of those are followed up by someone else telling an equally lame joke, and everybody laughing at that.) Her attempted Quip to Black (in "C.S.Pie") just gets silence from everyone.
- Captain Obvious: She dips into this occasionally.
Twilight: According to this book I'm reading, the world is going to end soon! I think that might be bad.
- Her very first lines in the very first episode:
Twilight: I'm not sure, but I think that might end badly.
- In "Shameless Self Reference", as Rarity falls from Cloudsdale towards the ground:
Twilight: Well guys, in our attempt to run away from Derpy, we've made it here, into the desert!
- In "Derp and Destruction":
Rainbow Dash: Thanks for the update, Captain Obvious.
Twilight: Hey, there's nothing wrong with a little recap.
Fluttershy: It hasn't even been five minutes yet!
- Cargo Ship: From "Forgettershy":Twilight: Oh, abacus, sometimes I think you're the only one who understands me... What's that? You say you want to get married? But what will the telescope think?
- Catchphrase: "Dammit!" Though she says it quite a bit less in season 2. Also, "To the <place>-mobile!"
- Characterization Marches On: In "Mob Wars", Twilight warns Ponyville about the arrival of "dirty illegal immigrants!" This is somewhat at odds with her being the only pony in the mane six who isn't racist, a character trait that's introduced in the very next episode and sticks around for the rest of the series.
- There was also a lot more focus on her ego and abuse of Spike early on, which seemed to be gradually toned down as the show went on, with the former even seemingly vanishing in favor of her Butt-Monkey role.
- Cloud Cuckoolander / The Ditz: When she's this she can be the dumbest character in the series, she once thought girls' breast were their balls.
- The Dragon: To Celestia.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Twilight isn't hailed as a hero for saving the world multiple times; instead, she's one of the most hated ponies in Ponyville. It's implied that she brings it on herself by being such an insufferable know-it-all.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Judging by her Trust Password conversation with her own future self, either her middle name is a secret, or her middle name is Secret. Twilight Secret Sparkle.
- The Exile: She stays in Ponyville after saving the world from Nightmoon Mare, because Celestia banished her from Canterlot. Celly apparently meant for it to be a temporary sentence (by the time of the Grand Galloping Gala, she completely forgot Twilight was exiled in the first place), but Twilight stays in Ponyville anyway.
- For Science!: Her justification for stalking Pinkie Pie. "Nothing's illegal if it's for science!"
- Future Me Scares Me: In "Time":Twilight: I've just been visited by me from the future. And me in the future is an annoying jerk! So if you ever see me in the future, I want you to punch her in the face for me!
Pinkie Pie: I feel like Twilight doesn't really understand time.
[Smash Cut to Twilight, with a bruised face]
Twilight: I didn't mean the immediate future!
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In "Gossip Girls", the local newspaper runs an article about what a terrible singer Twilight is. She denies it and tries to show off her skills, and just succeeds in proving the newspaper right.
- In the Season 3 trailer, she tries her hand at rapping. It's not half bad... until she tries freestyling. The result was compared to "a beached whale that died of laryngitis with a harpoon in its throat and it could never sing to begin with."
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Sometimes. In some episodes she's driven to madness by the thought that Ponyville doesn't like her. In others, she hates everyone and doesn't care what they think about her.
- Insufferable Genius: Much more so than in canon.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she is insufferable, on occasion she does have ideals and genuinely wants to the right thing.Apple Bloom: Whoever told us reading was fun was lying!
Twilight: Oh, girls. Reading isn't about fun, it's about pretending you're better than everyone else.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Much as she loves to correct others, she's completely off-base just as much as the rest.Applejack: You know, Twilight, for a pony who's really smart, you're really stupid.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Seemed confused at the thought of wanting a boyfriend in the UFP movie, and ordered a prostitute at the end of the film. For more see Belligerent Sexual Tension.
- My Beloved Smother: Twilight knows what's best for Spike, and she won't let something minor like the laws of nature get in her way.Twilight: Sorry, Applejack, but Spike's gone crazy! And by crazy I mean he's acting normal for a dragon, but crazy for a pony. Which he should be.
- Never My Fault: She occasionally suffers from a weird form of denial.
Twilight: Spike, we have a new mission. I'm going to take that pony down!
- In "The Canon Has Misfired":
Spike: But what about the end of the world?
Twilight: Oh, you bet I'm going to end her world!
Spike: Master, weren't we supposed to be doing something very important?
Twilight: ... No.
[Even later, Nightmoon Mare returns, intending to bring about the end of the world.]
Twilight: Dammit, I knew I forgot something! Why didn't Spike remind me?!
- In "Ponynet Fight!", Twilight insists that her magic isn't working because Spike isn't concentrating hard enough (and she pointedly refuses to explain why her magic needs Spike's concentration).
- Oblivious to Love: She's completely unaware of Princess Celestia's feelings for her. In "How Not to Train Your Dragon", it goes from believable to Comically Missing the Point:Chet: [reading a letter from Celestia] Dear Twilight... Can't hold it in any longer... Blah blah blah blah blah. Aw, it's just a boring love letter.
Twilight: That doesn't make any sense. Why would Celestia send me a glove letter? I don't wear gloves.
Rarity: You and I need to have a talk when we get back, Twilight.
- Only Sane Man: Specifically on the topic of racism. Twilight is the only pony in Ponyville who isn't a complete xenophobe.
- Piss-Take Rap: The Season 3 teaser trailer shows that she can't rap, either.Applejack:' Twilight, you sound like a beached whale that died of laryngitis with a harpoon in its throat, and it could never sing to begin with!
- Sir Swearsalot: "Dammit!" is her catch phrase, and she's the one cussing in most of the Curse Cut Short and Cluster Bleep-Bomb gags so far.
- Static Character: As noted in "So Random":Twilight: Hey! I had character development!
Pinkie: Bro, that was like, one time at the start of the very first season. You haven't changed since then at all.
- Super OCD: Unlike canon, this mainly manifests as her correcting other ponies (and sometimes the narrator) over really minor mistakes.Twilight: It's not OCD! It's ABCD! Aggressively Belligerent Compulsive Disorder! See, my way makes more sense! Why doesn't anyone ever listen to my opinions?!
- Surrounded by Idiots: She's often frustrated by the stupidity of everyone around her. For example, in "Forgettershy":Rainbow Dash: Uugh. These ponies are so stupid. Do you ever feel like you're surrounded by idiots, Twilight?
Twilight: Each and every day.
Rainbow Dash: Really? Wow. What about today?
Twilight: Every. Day.
Rainbow Dash: Oh, what about tomorrow?
- Token Good Teammate: By a slight margin. She's generally more interested in heroics than the rest of the Mane Six, and she's the only pony in Ponyville who isn't horribly xenophobic.
- The Voice: Twilight Sparkle is reduced to speaking from just off-screen in "Sister Angst".
- Mood-Swinger: During any stressful moments in her life (which is most of her life) she tends to slip from calm, to angry, to annoyed, to angry again in a few seconds.
Twilight's long-suffering personal assistant, and her adopted son. Speaks with a German-ish "Igor" accent.
- Butt-Monkey: He regularly serves as a source of free labor ("I prefer the term enforced volunteer") and physical comedy ("I swear, it's like everyone hates me or something!").
- Cuckoolander Commentator: In "Rocks, Clocks, and Two Stupid Ponies", he and Pinkie Pie spend all their time talking about how high they are, and never get around to commenting on the race.
- The Igor: Spike refers to Twilight as "Master" and has a (hilariously bad) German accent.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Switches to completely different accents on several occasions: a Sean Connery impression in "Hippocratic Oafs", a Jamaican accent in "Utter Lunacy", a "Santa Claus" voice in "The Best Episode Ever", the Frat Bro accent in "How Not to Train Your Dragon", an "annoying teenager" voice in "Stranger than Fan Fiction", a hard-boiled detective voice in "Ponyville Noire", and a low, gruff voice in "The Longest Recap". (He likes this one so much he asks Twilight if he can make it his new, permanent accent. She refuses.)
- Nice Guy: One of the few decent characters in the series.
- Nice Hat: At Cadance and Shining Armor's wedding, the captions note that "Spike is wearing a nice hat. That is all."
- Older Than He Looks: Even though most of the cast treat him like a baby, he's 67 years old. (68 years old, as of season 3.) According to "The Longest Recap", Twilight magically de-ages him every time he starts going through puberty.
- Only Sane Man: When Twilight goes off the deep end, Spike tries (and usually fails) to talk reason into her.
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: In "Stranger than Fan Fiction", he and Blue Twilight are the only ones who stay in-character the whole episode and don't phone in their performances.
- Also, in "Saturday Morning Ponies" he stayed in character throughout his entire appearance.
- Unfortunate Name: In "Saturday Morning Ponies", he accidentally saves the day through the terribleness of his name: Humdrum. Upon hearing that, The Maneiac laughs so hard that her hair spontaneously ties her up, defeating her.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Spike has a pretty good German accent in the Pilot episode, but it's degenerated into something like a mix of Jamaican and German.
Applejack: I frickin' hate the Germans.
- Gets a huge lampshade hanging in "Wolfenspike 3D":
Spike: Uhhhhh I, I see...
Applejack: It's a good thing you're not German. What is that accent anyway, Dutch or something?
Spike: Uh, sure, why not?
Applejack: You know, because you really don't sound German.
Spike: Okay! You don't have to keep bringing it up! Now you're just hurting my feelings.
Twilight: Verd is not a word, either!
- And in season 4, Twilight's trying to "fix" Spike's accent.
A hard-workin' Irish farmpony, mindin' the family business! What kind of business? "The none-of-your-damn-business kinda business!"
She speaks with an Irish accent, as does most of her extended family.
- Abusive Parents: Though Granny Smith is a lot less hard on her, she constantly exposes Applejack to inappropriate material and was not a good role model for her as a child.
- The Ace: Of the Apple Family at least.
- Affably Evil: She's very outgoing and friendly when she isn't extorting ponies or busting kneecaps. It doesn't help that she's typically the most reasonable and level-headed character.
- Ax-Crazy: Downplayed, She's more ruthless than crazy.
- Catchphrase: She's fond of the insult "you daft ninny!"
- Comically Small Bribe:
Discord: Applejack, I want you to betray Twilight.
- Inverted in "The Penny and Clyde Show":
Applejack: How dare you! I would never betray my friends for no reason.
Discord: I'll give you a neverending apple!
Applejack: Ha, the joke's on you! I'da betrayed Twilight for just a regular apple!
Discord: Oh, whatever.
Twilight: Applejack! I need you to break your deal with Discord. And as payment, I will give you a regular apple!
- In the very next episode, Twilight uses it to get AJ back on her side:
Applejack: What, you think I'd go back on a deal just for one regular apple? What kind of pony do you think I am?
Twilight: Two regular apples!
Applejack: Yeah! Let's go kill Discord!
- The Dragon: To Granny Smith.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a sociopathic criminal, who views her "friends" as tools at best, she seems to genuinely love her siblings.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Due to her Affably Evil nature, she obviously has several lines even she wouldn't cross.
- Freudian Excuse: She was raised by Granny Smith, it's no surprise she turned out the way she did.
- "Keep It Clean" implies her old priest was a Dirty Old Man.
- No Name Given: The character she plays in the Hearth's Warming Eve play.Chancellor Councilor's assistant: So, guys, I don't think my character got a name. Is that important? 'Cause I don't have a name.
- Only Sane Man: Aside from the fact that she's completely morally bankrupt, Applejack is the most practical and level-headed of the mane six, and even then she still suffers from mood swings.
- Raised Catholic:Applejack: "Faithless heathen"? Screw you, I'll have you know I'm Catholic!
Twilight: Wait a minute. You're a Catholic?
Twilight: But you don't believe in God.
Applejack: Of course I don't! I'm Catholic!
- Sex for Services: Is willing to sleep with Timber Hooves in exchange for giving Ponyville a passing grade on the health inspection.
- The Sociopath: High-functioning enough so that it doesn't get in the way of her work, but she is most definitely one of these.
- Sticky Fingers (Sticky Hooves?): So far, her confirmed steals include trees, Twilight's bicycle, and Twilight's medical supplies. And, on at least one occasion, "everything from everybody".
- Surrounded by Idiots:
Applejack: Oh, this must be how Twilight feels all the time.
- In "Faith to Faith:"
Applejack: Well, don't take this the wrong way, but I'm going to leave now in case it turns out stupidity is contagious.
- In "Reading to Rainbow":
- Mood-Swinger: At times, most notably is when she threatens to slap Applebloom for talking back, only to slip back into her calm personality.
- Villain Protagonist: She is a mobster after all.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In "Saturday Morning Ponies", she gets the superpower of... a magic rope. Upon learning this, she immediately complains about getting the worst superpower of the bunch.
An athletic pegasus who frequently breaks records in both airspeed and stupidity. She deliberately gets on everyone's nerves, then doesn't understand why nobody likes her.
Claims to be Swahili, but sounds like a Valley Girl.
- Abusive Parents: ALL of her foster parents were this.
- Angrish: Her grasp on the language is weak at the best of times, so when she gets emotional she tends to degenerate into complete gibberish.Rainbow Dash: Wait a minute, you guys hate me because I'm blue? [distraught] Iwuhwoowah! Iwuh I can't believe you guys! Rrrlrhalrurah!
- Achievements in Ignorance: In "Weeds" and "More Weeds", she manages to survive a lethal gunshot because she doesn't know how to die. "Hell Cheeses Over" implies that she's survived multiple attempts at killing her because she's just too stupid to die.
- Butt-Monkey: She had a Hilariously Abusive Childhood, and her only friend outside the mane six was the late Snuggle Berry. She can coerce Twilight by threatening to hang out with her all day. When Apple Bloom needs to lay low for a while, she does this by visiting Rainbow Dash. In Twilight's dream of a Ponyville with all its problems solved, Rainbow Dash's death is a prerequisite for the utopia.
- Childhood Brain Damage: Alluded to in "Pinkie's Day In":Mrs. Cake: You're not supposed to throw babies.
Rainbow Dash: Seriously? My second foster parents used to throw me all the time!
Mrs. Cake: That explains so much that I didn't care about.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Tries to be helpful, but is such a Jerkass she always ends up being selfish and stupid.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: If it wasn't for the fact that she is a raging Jerkass, this would be the reason everyone avoids her.
- The Ditz: She and logic are not on speaking terms. Even though this is a show where everyone is prone to moments of Comically Missing the Point or Insane Troll Logic, Dash still manages to stand out as the dumbest character. The most blatant example: she can't tell the difference between road signs and clocks, and she thinks that changing the time on a clock is the same thing as time traveling.Rainbow Dash: Wait, guys! I'm about to have a brilliant idea!
Twilight: A great idea by Rainbow Dash might just be good enough to be average! Let's try it.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being an unrepentant Jerkass, she seemed genuinely bothered when Twilight kills the real Pinkie.
- Genius Ditz: On very rare occasions, her stupidity goes so far that it wraps back around to being smart. In "Reading to Rainbow", she confuses stalactites and stalagmites, but catches and corrects herself before Twilight can say anything. And in "Rainbow V Daring", she briefly switches into pseudo-Shakespearean for no reason, but she averts Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe and actually gets her grammar right.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: She's never had any friends prior to the mane six, and the longest she's ever stayed with a single foster family was one week. When the parasprites turn violent, Dash's reaction is "My new family's trying to kill me again!"
- I Just Want to Have Friends: When she isn't being a jerk to people, she's lamenting that no one at all likes her.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Whenever she gets really upset, her blubbering is nigh-impossible to understand.
- The Informant: In "Ponyville Noire" she plays the part of Blind Eye McGamminy, a petty criminal who has the dirt on everyone, and will spill all of it for a few bits.
- Insane Troll Logic: She LIVES this trope.
- Jerkass Woobie: Terribly obnoxious to everyone, but really just wants to find friends or family to love her. Eventually lampshaded during the Gala song:Rainbow Dash: I just want to be loved for once at the gala.
The Choir: No pony likes Rainbow Dash / Because she is annoying / But now I kind of pity her / No wait, the feeling has passed
- Jerk with the Heart of a Jerk: Yep, she's just a jerk.
- Never Learned to Read: She's illiterate. Humorously, this means she can't understand Scootaloo because all of her dialogue is in subtitles.
- As of season four, she has learned to read.. So now her reason for not understanding Scoots is she's simply to stupid.
- Never My Fault: Occasionally tries to blame her mistakes on Fluttershy, in the most ludicrous way possible. For example, in "How Not to Train Your Dragon":Rainbow Dash: It was Fluttershy's fault!
Applejack: Fluttershy's not even here.
Rainbow Dash: Exactly. So she can't deny it.
- No Social Skills: She's desperate for companionship, yet she's constantly sabotaging herself with jerkish behavior, and being weirdly clingy and emotional to the few ponies who are nice to her.Rainbow Dash: I know I hate everyone, but why does everyone hate me?
- Spirit Advisor: Shes revealed to be this to Twilight.. apparently, if the season three opener can be believed.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: We get to to see the world from her eyes in episode 81... it is about as messed up as you would think.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Her human counterpart is apparently the most popular girl in school.
- Unfortunate Name: In the Hearth's Warming Eve story, she portrays the historic Pegasus general, Flying Monkey Style. At least it's better than the character Fluttershy was saddled with.
- Valley Girl: She's weird. She has the valley girl accent and some of the mannerisms, but very few of the other traits associated with them (affluence, interest in fashion, being in school, etc).
- In the "Behind the Scenes" video, Wacarb explains that he initially planned for Dash to be a completely straight valley girl ("OMG guys! TTYL! Rebecca Black is my hero! I love my parents! I go to school and I'm a college girl!") but he just forgot about this when it came time to record. So Dash instead became her own unique flavor of idiocy.
The local seamstress, social butterfly, and sex dungeon owner. She loves "accidentally" hurting herself almost as much as she loves the fact that, as "a hot white chick", she's destined to succeed at life.
Speaks with a broad Australian accent.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents constantly leave Sweetie Belle in her care to run off and get drunk, and have been doing this throughout her childhood.
- Anti-Hero: Her love of pain seems to render her completely useless in serious situations.
- Bad "Bad Acting":
Princess Plutonium: Princess Plutonium that is absolutely not true I hate all of you I'm leaving exit stage left.
- Her portrayal of Princess Plutonium for the Hearth's Warming Eve play. She's almost completely monotone, she speaks at the wrong times (recovering awkwardly when she realizes her mistake), and she recites all her stage directions and her dialogue tags.
- In "Stranger than Fan Fiction", she speaks all of Fluttershy's lines—which leads to her referring to herself in third person and declaring "Or my name's not Fluttershy!"—and never notices that she got the lines mixed up.
- In "Saturday Morning Ponies", she completely forgets that she's supposed to be a Power Pony, insisting that she's Rarity, not Radiance.
- Berserk Button: As seen in "The David Bowie Drinking Game", she may be a masochist, but smacking her bum is a no-no. (Or maybe she was angry that they didn't slap hard enough...)
- Cargo Ship: Invoked.
Kitchen sink: I'll still be here for you, Rarity.
- In "Little Miss Montage":
Rarity: Shut up, kitchen sink, I hate you!
- In "All A Boot Shy", she mishears "deus ex machina" as "sex with machines" and decides that sounds like fun.
- Character Development: She seems to be falling deeper and deeper into madness as the series goes on.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Her love of pain makes her act extremely odd.
- Deal with the Devil: She makes a deal with Maud, to splash Rainbow Dash with water in exchange for her soul being dammed to fire.Rarity: Worth it!Rainbow: (After being hit by a tidal wave) I guess that kinda sucked, but not really.Rarity: It wasn't worth it!!!
- Depraved Bisexual: Had a crush on Prince Blueblood, but got in bed with Applejack earlier that season.
- Gold Digger: On occasion.Rarity: [to Fancypants] I am such a big fan of your money.
- Mistaken for Gay: For reasons unknown, Applejack is convinced that Rarity is gay.
- Montages: She considers herself "the master of montages", and she invokes them to get a lot of work done in a short time.
- Open Secret: Her Self-Harm.Pinkie Pie: Ok, seriously, there is no way what Rarity does is still a secret.
- Power Perversion Potential: In "Saturday Morning Ponies", she almost immediately uses her matter-generating powers to indulge her bondage fetish.Twilight: Rarity, you pervert, stop that! This is supposed to be a kid's show!
The Maneiac: Hahaha! My hairspray leaves you completely frozen, leaving you powerless to stop me from doing whatever I want to you!
- And later:
Rarity: I want that.
- Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Averted with Rarity's personal fantasies. Theyre... well... at least theyre consensual.
- Self-Harm: She enjoys pain, and hurts herself because it's fun.Twilight: We have to do something, guys. If she gets too depressed, she might start hurting herself.
Fluttershy: But she does that anyway.
Twilight: Oh, yeah. Rarity, you're not hurting yourself in there, are you?
Rarity: Do I sound like I'm in a good mood?
- Serial Killer: Of Babies, she used their skin to make her clothes, not only does she get away with it, it's played for laughs!
- Sex for Services: Her entire plan for helping Ponyville pass the health inspection, is to sleep with the inspector. (To be fair, there is no other way Ponyville would pass.) Too bad he's more into Applejack.
- Terrible Artist: In "Copywrong", Rarity's Zany Scheme is accompanied by her explanatory sketches, which are little better than stick figures. (Since Wacarb drew them himself, he follows them up with a caption mocking his artistic skills.)
- Too Kinky to Torture: You can't threaten her with pain. Anything you can think to inflict, she probably already does for fun. As noted in "A Library With No Twilight":Applejack: You take that back or I'll cut ya!
Rarity: Oh, yeah, will you? [hopefully] Will you? ... You can if you want...
- Would Hurt a Child: In one episode, her clothes are smooth as a baby's skin, which has nothing to do with all those babies that went missing
An aspiring comedian with a preference for Word-Salad Humor, referential humor, elaborate pranks, and offensive punchlines. When she isn't seeking validation for her comedy skills, she's writing doorstopper Lord of the Rings fanfiction.
Speaks with a New Zealand accent.
- Adorkable: Her Lord of the Rings fangirling is pretty endearing.
- Anti-Hero: A narcissistic, racist sociopath with a complete lack of decency...thank god she's too stupid to be an actual threat
- Asshole Victim: Killed Off for Real, in the clone episode. No one really cared.
- Cowboy Cop: In "Stay Tuned", she's "a cop on the edge, living on the limits of the law, with a gambling problem and a brother on the other side!"
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Her constant references to "Lord of the Rings" is odd enough, but then their are times it shows she knows almost nothing about it.
- Cuckoolander Commentator: In "Rocks, Clocks, and Two Stupid Ponies", she and Spike spend all their time talking about how high they are, and never get around to commenting on the race.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She admits her letting babies die was too dark even by UFP standards.
- Fangirl: A The Lord of the Rings fanatic. She frequently compares her own adventures to events from LOTR, and she wants to go to the Grand Galloping Gala so she can meet Peter Jackson and show him her fanfics.
- Fantastic Racism: Though nearly all the cast are xenophobes to some extent, Pinkie seems the most prone to cracking offensive jokes. Notably, the worst slur in the show comes up in "The Butts Family"—the episode that turns out to just be a story Pinkie was telling.
- The Gadfly: In general, Pinkie seems to be a half-rate Andy Kaufman, just as eager to piss off her audience as she is to make them laugh. In particular, the entire plot of "Ponynet Fight" turns out to be a prank at Twilight's expense—Pinkie reveals at the end that she was only pretending to believe in her Pinkie Sense because she knew it would annoy Twi.
- Jerk with the Heart of a Jerk: To her dying day she never showed any likable traits, or even shown concern for others.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: For all her fangirling over Lord of the Rings, Pinkie can be wildly wrong about it. In "The Longest Episode", she learns for the first time that the movies were based on a book series. When she finally does get around to reading the books, she claims her gypsy fortuneteller costume is a Tom Bombadil cosplay. And "Saying Words" has this train wreck:Pinkie: Oh, yeah, gettin' down in Minas Morgul!
Rarity: I don't think Minas Morgul is the equivalent to Canterlot, Pinkie.
Pinkie: Whoaho, bro. Bro. I am the Lord of the Rings expert here, and I think I know the name of the city that Saruman laid siege to.
- Too be fair, in this continuity, it may be an equivalent to Minas Morgul.
- Lack of Empathy: What is her reaction to killing two innocent children?Pinkie: Well the good news is, I'm still alive.
- Reformed Criminal: In "Stay Tuned": "I'm a former criminal trying to make up for what I did in the past by joining the force."
- The Sociopath: Has too many traits of one to ignore. See Jerkass above.
- Verbal Tic: Uses "bro" a lot. (But with her accent, it comes out sounding more like "brew".)
- Ax-Crazy: Once burned Twilight's house down, as a prank.
- Character Development: She desperately wants this.
- Flat Character: Lampshaded. After her debut episode, she got almost no lines for the rest of the season. In the finale, she threatens to put a curse on the rest of the cast if she doesn't get some real character development. And "But We're Cousins" is all about Pinkie getting so desperate for character development that she asks to become a member of the Apple family.
- Motor Mouth: In "Saturday Morning Ponies", all of her dialogue is so sped-up that it's unintelligible.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She seems to be a one-pony Apocalypse Cult, if her Lovecraft-esque monologues about the end of the world are any indication.
- Our Demons Are Different: Is revealed to be one in Hell Cheese Over.
- Pet the Dog: Is the only one to stand up for Rainbow Dash in Hell Cheeses Over and later apologizes for getting her into that mess, while treating her like an actual friend.
- Replacement Goldfish: When Original Pinkie dies, the rest of the mane six decide to just keep Pinkie 2 in her place, because she can't possibly be more annoying than Original Pinkie was.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Pinkie Pie 2 explains how similar she is to the original Pinkie. In reply, Applejack wonders why they even replaced Pinkie in the first place.
- The Sociopath: Even worse than the original Pinkie.
- You Are Number 6: She's the one who suggested everyone call her Pinkie Pie 2.
A shy former slave and an incompetent and shy animal caretaker, plagued by crippling shyness. At least she has her catchphrases. Also, she's shy.
Speaks with an over-the-top African-American accent. Did we mention that she's shy? As of "Batshy Crazy" she has become a vampire pony and according "What Is The Deal" she's somehow technically owned by Rarity.
- Animals Hate Her: When she tries to abuse her animals, they fight back. When she tries to help her animals, things still go wrong.
- Butt-Monkey: She's a well-known punching bag because she's (usually) too spineless to fight back. All of her attempts to raise animals go completely wrong. Like Rainbow Dash, she can coerce Twilight by threatening to hang around her house all day, "Being shy!"
- Catchphrase: Flutters is the show's undisputed queen of catchphrases. She has "I'm just so shy!" and later "I'm so bad with animals," and "Oh, it's just not fair!" And her tendency to swear by the names of black celebrities. "Fluttershy had too many catchphrases, so I had to make another."
Twilight: [to Fluttershy] Are you serious? All you ever do is shout out the names of random black people!
- The episode "To Control Freaks" lampshades the hell out the whole thing:
Rarity: And also she's shy and bad with animals!
Twilight: That's another good point, Rarity. Fluttershy, quit hogging all the catchphrases!
Fluttershy: You can't handle the catchphrases!
- Classical Anti-Hero: An Extreme Doormat with low self esteem isn't the most helpful of heroes. Her drug addiction doesn't help much.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Bigger one then DISCORD!
- Dhampyr: As a result of some kinky relations with Discord, who is apparently half vampire himself.
- The Dog Bites Back: In "Batshy Crazy", she eventually has enough of Twilight's crap and tries to attack her at the end of the episode.
- Evil Laugh: Fluttershy starts cackling upon discovering the secret of assertiveness from Iron Will.
- Extreme Doormat: With the added twist that her lack of willpower seems to be the main reason she isn't a raging jerkass.
- Head-Tiltingly Kinky: How she describe her relationship with Discord. Twilight put it best with I don't want to know!.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: She was a child slave, and this is what causes her Extreme Doormat personality.
- Informed Flaw: Fluttershy claims to be shy (all the time, in fact) but she never actually has any trouble speaking up or interacting with others. Either she and the others are using "shy" as a synonym for "complete pushover"... or Flutters is using Obfuscating Stupidity and the others are falling for it.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: Earlier on, one of her catch phrases was to name a random black person. She stops after Twilight lampshades it.
- Mood-Swinger: Due to her obvious drug addiction, see The Stoner above, this is a given.
- Nice Girl: She is pretty nice, however she is still an Extreme Doormat.
- No Name Given: In "Saturday Morning Ponies", her Power Pony name is never given, because everyone forgot it. Except for The Unintelligible Fili-Second, who gives her correct name only to be shot down by Mistress Mare-velous.
- Official Couple: As of episode 72, her and Discord.
- Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Fluttershy." Also, if Fluttershy doesn't comment on her own shyness, someone else will do it for her.
- Space Jews: She's the Equestrian version of the old "cowardly black servant" trope.
- Static Character:
Fluttershy: I hope all my episodes revolve around me being shy!
- In "Now with a Sound Effect":
[Insert an image macro of Fluttershy in the memetic "Pinkie shrug" pose, with the caption "Character development?"]
Pinkie: Are you sure you want to do this, Fluttershy? Youre everyones favorite pony! If you have character development now, they might start to hate you!
- In "All A Boot Shy:"
- The Stoner: It's yet to be directly stated, but Fluttershy apparently does a lot of drugs. In "To Kill a Firebird" she has acid pills just laying around her house. When Discord's chaos starts transforming Ponyville into Wackyland, Fluttershy's reaction is a mild, "Oh, this is just a normal day for me." When Spike's rampage leaves her stranded up a tree, she makes a remark about "chasing the purple dragon." In All A Boot Shy, she shouts Maybe Ill even go smoke some weed or something! and for the rest of episode, she seems to be high as a kite.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: Or rather, Then Let Me Be A Racist Stereotype. After learning assertiveness, she gets really mad that everyone keeps treating her like a pegasus stereotype, so she decides she might as well act the part.Fluttershy: I'm craaaazy! Probably like one of them pegas you've seen on TV! Maybe I'll even go smoke some weed or something!
- Through the Eyes of Madness: She is implied to be delusional in episode 81. note
- Uncle Tomfoolery: She's a former slave; even though she's free now she continues to "do everything the white pony tells [her] to do" because she's too spineless to refuse.
- Unfortunate Name: In the Hearth's Warming Eve story, Fluttershy plays the historic second-in-command of the Pegasus nation: Flying Monkey Crap.Flying Monkey Crap: Also, can I have a different name? This one kinda hurts my self-esteem.
Flying Monkey Style: Nah.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders
Apple Bloom is Applejack's sister, and the youngest member of the Apple family. Twist is a figment of AB's imagination, and her only friend prior to meeting the other CMC's.
- Ax-Crazy: For starters, she once burned down her school because Twist told her to.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: As demonstrated in "Join the Club":Apple Bloom: Hey, Babs, do you like sandwiches?
Babs Seed: Yeah, they're alright.
Apple Bloom: Yeah, me too!
Sweetie Belle: Boooooooo...
Apple Bloom: Okay, I'll be honest. I have no idea how to tell a joke.
- The Chick: The closest to a good pony the family has.
- The Dragon: To Applejack.
- Enfant Terrible: Apple Bloom is already taking to the mob lifestyle, burning down schools and blackmailing adults to do her bidding.
- Imaginary Friend: Oddly enough, even after Twist explains that she's just a figment of Apple Bloom's imagination, AB continues to treat her like she's real.
- Never My Fault: Apple Bloom blames Twist for nearly everything that goes wrong.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Twist is a big believer in the doctrine that Violence Is the Only Option, so she's constantly encouraging Apple Bloom to burn down schoolhouses and kill anyone who slights her.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Variant. She wants to believe that Granny Smith will grow to love her.
Sweetie Belle: Black Death Fire Doom! Gory Black Blood Mansion! Ancient Fires Of The Eternal Chasm!
A gravel-voiced hellion, and Rarity's younger sister.
- Ax-Crazy: YES.Sweetie Belle: It's funny, these capes used to be green, but I dyed them red with the blood of chickens.
- Cloud Cuckoolander:Apple Bloom: Sweetie Belle, you're just living in your own little world most of the time, aren't you?
Sweetie Belle: In my world, everything is made of sulfur!
- The Ditz: She apparently fried her brain with Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll, leaving her quite slow on the uptake and too quick at forgetting things.
- Enfant Terrible: She destroys stuff for no reason and expects that she can charm her way out of the consequences.
- Forgetful Jones: She forgets what cutie marks are, and forgets that she's in a club dedicated to getting them. She also forgets Twilight's name, then forgets it again in the middle of a conversation with her.
- For the Evulz: See Enfant Terrible above
- Guttural Growler: She used to be a rock band (presumably Death Metal) vocalist, and she still sounds the part.
- Jerkass: When she's not being an idiot, she's being an ass.
- Lack of Empathy: Once left her sister's house in a complete mess after a reunion with her band mates went bad, not only did she leave her to clean up the mess, she called HER inconsiderate for being angry about it.
- Also showed no concern when one of her band mates possibly died.
- Mood-Swinger: Loses her cool insanely fast, and regains it just as faster.
- Never My Fault: Which just serves to show how out-there she is. In "Pirate Shipping":Sweetie Belle: Just because something is my fault doesn't mean I'm not allowed to blame anyone else.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She alternates between loving the subjects you'd associate with death metal album covers, and loving stereotypical girly things. Sometimes both at once, such as when she asks Fluttershy to sing her a lullaby, then turns it into a metal song.Apple Bloom: How about [we call our club] the Cutie Mark Crusaders?
Sweetie Belle: The Crusades were the most violent, depraved, torturous, and brutal times of all history. I frickin' love it.
- The Sociopath: Once stated her love for the Crusades, killed all of Fluttershy's chickens, and has recommended roofies as a way to get Big Mac and Cheerilee to date.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She started doing heroin when she was five, and was apparently on cocaine even earlier.Luna: At such a young age.Sweetie: Yeah, cocaine just wasn't doing it for me anymore.
- And that's on top of pretty much everything on this article.
- With Friends Like These...: She constantly makes jokes about Scootaloo's mother, laughs at Apple Bloom's abuse stories about Granny Smith, and to this day showed no signs of actually caring for them.
Skabodo bibidobaba. Skebudobopba skadudodo bidily bop bop do skadily debubo. [[Translation (kinda)]] A pegasus filly of unknown origin, that can only communicate through scatting. She is also the most level headed of the trio (Not that this is saying much). [[/Translation (kinda)]]
- Butt-Monkey: Among the CMC. She's the least listened (Not just because she needs subtitles.) to and the biggest target for the others jokes.
- Only Sane Man: The voice of reason among the CMC. She tries (and usually fails) to talk them out of committing gratuitous destruction. She also offers a brief (and scathing) overview of why Equestria is so screwed up.
- Scatting: Her sole means of communication.
- The Unintelligible: Even the other characters can't understand Scoots without reading her subtitles.
Princess Celestia and Princess who of the what now?
The unquestioned, undying dictator of Equestria. Owing to her immortality, her thought processes and priorities are a little bit odd. She really freaking loves tea parties.
- Affably Evil: Downplayed, as she is usually Faux Affably Evil, but she does have her moments.
- Ax-Crazy: Threatening to cut off Twilight's horn, is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Bad Boss: She threatens to de-horn Twilight over a set of missing teacups, gets the Mane Six to organize a wedding without pay, and generally treats anyone working under her with zero respect
- Berserk Button: In "The Longest Wedding", what finally convinces her to get off her royal butt and do something about the changeling invasion is the fact that Chrysalis called her "old".
- Big Brother Is Watching: She uses her magic to spy on Twilight.
- Big Sister Bully: She treats Luna about as well as you'd expect a sociopath like her to treat their sister.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Along with being absolutely terrifying, she is also incredibly odd.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments.Celestia:Speaking of fruity vegetables, Shining Armor hasn't moved.
- Depraved Bisexual: She has kicked off relationships with foals.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She complains about the potential Unfortunate Implications, with the writers showing Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie excessively pranking ponies.
- Faux Affably Evil: She can be quite casual in conversation, then the vile slips and she'll speak in a friendly manner about how she'll have you tortured.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: She's capricious and cares about nothing but tea. One of her favorite activities when she's bored is banishing people for no reason.Celestia: [to Fluttershy] I need you to kill my pet bird, Philomena, for me. Well, I'd do it myself, but the animal rights groups have been giving me a lot of trouble, and also some letter bombs. They told me to treat the animals like I would treat a pony, but I told them I already do. Apparently that's something the police want to talk to me about as well.
- Insistent Terminology: She threatens to have Twilight tortured if she doesn't add "Princess" to her name. The torture is only for Twilight though, as Rarity learns.
- Lack of Empathy: To make it short and sweet, the only pony who exists in Celestia's world is Celestia.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: She pervs on underage ponies, and she once used her powers to turn invisible and molest Twilight in the shower. It's all played for laughs.
- MayflyDecember Romance:
Celestia: ...And that was the day I met my 43rd True Love.
- All of Celestia's relationships.
- All the more disturbing when she explained that her being immortal made the age difference meaningless, but his kindergarten teacher disagreed.
- The Peeping Tom: She uses her alicorn powers to spy on Twilight—and her human counterpart uses Canterlot High's omnipresent security cameras to also spy on Twilight. And she spies on Big Mac and Cheerilee's sex marathon with a telescope.
- Pet the Dog: She actually makes Twilight save Ponyville, from the Ursa Minor.
- Sadist: Most of her entertainment is derived from being a dick to other ponies, usually Luna.
- Skewed Priorities: Princess Celestia takes her tea and tea parties very seriously. She banishes Twilight to Ponyville for skipping a tea party (in the process of saving the world from Nightmoon Mare). She won't cut a visit to Ponyville short upon learning that Manehattan is on fire, but she will cut the visit short upon learning that Princess Luna is holding a tea party without her.
- Serial Killer: murdered a ton of innocent ponies in her time as princess.
- The Sociopath: It would be easier to list the traits of one she didn't have.
- Stalker with a Crush: There's the constant spying on Twilight, and the fact she turned Twilight's old room into a Stalker Shrine.Celestia: I've been watching you, Twilight. Everything you've ever done in your life, I've been there, watching.
- Tsundere: She clearly has feelings for Twilight, going out of her way to spend time with Twi and verbally smacking down Rarity for (in Celestias mind) trying to be a Replacement Goldfish. (And in The Longest Episode, she encourages Twilight to become immortal, so the two of them can be together forever...) But she expresses her interest by talking down to Twilight or threatening her, and she usually frames her time with Twilight as punishment for some minor crime. As a result, Twilight has no idea of Celestias feelings (though Spike has figured it out).
- Übermensch: Celestia does whatever the buck she wants. No one can possibly tell her otherwise, because she's immortal.
Imprisoned in the moon for no good reason whatsoever, Nightmoon Mare returns a thousand years later, mad as hell and determined to kill everyone. A blast from the magical friendship laser convinces her to give up on that plan, but the reformed Princess Luna is otherwise exactly the same as her alter ego.
- Adorkable: Her attempting to make friends is really endearing.
- Bond Villain Stupidity:Nightmoon Mare: I could kill you all now, but I'll run away!
- Butt-Monkey: She was banished to the moon because ponies were racist against her a thousand years ago. Upon returning, Celestia makes her live in the castle basement. The only mail she ever gets is letter bombs, forwarded from Celestia.
- Catchphrase: She says "Saaaaaaaaand!" so often that Twilight complains about it by the second episode. In "Utter Lunacy" she starts saying "Bloooooood!" instead, but that catch phrase doesn't stick around.Twilight: [Fluttershy] can also fix your catch phrase while you're at it.
Luna: I have a catch phrase?
- Wacarb confirmed that the original point of her character was to annoyingly repeat one catch phrase, but he toned that down after he realized she was going to be a recurring character in the show.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She is so far gone she doesn't even know what her own voice sounds like!
- The Dragon: To Celestia.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: Subverted. Nightmoon Mare is certainly evil and raspy enough to fit the bill... but we later find out that Princess Luna's voice always sounded like that.
- The Exile: She's evil mainly because she's so angry about getting banished to the moon a thousand years ago. She gets banished again at the end of "Utter Lunacy", but she escapes much more quickly this time.
- The Ghost: After the first two episodes, she gets demoted to this for the remainder of season one. There are several references to her being the royal court's butt monkey, and there's a several-episode-spanning subplot about her getting kidnapped, all without Luna appearing on-screen once.
- Harmless Villain: As Nightmoon Mare, she seemed to be more annoying than evil.
- Hypocrite: Though her intentions are noble, as Sweetie points out, she probably isn't the best source of advice for getting along with ones sister.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Her friendless status is referenced in several season one episodes. Then, in "Utter Lunacy", she finally does befriend most of Ponyville, but she can't understand why, and she runs away in annoyance.
- Mind Manipulation: She can do this. As shown in episode 84, after getting tired of trying to teach Sweetie Belle a lesson, she resorts to this.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Luna greets everyone by shouting "Blooooood!" When pressed to say something normal, the first thing she thinks of is "I will devour your soul!"
- No Social Skills: She doesn't understand why her Nightmare Fetishist tendencies scare others away, and when she finally does get some friends, she has no idea why. "Wait, I don't know what I did! What did I do?!"
Other family members
Applejack's older brother. He thinks he's a pirate, and everyone's too scared to tell him otherwise.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Thinks he is a pirate, and even talks like one.
- Chick Magnet: As demonstrated by a brief cutaway gag to his birthday party.Big Mac: Yarr! I be covered in booty!
- Co-Dragons: With Applejack...
- The Dragon: ...to Granny Smith.
- Flat Character: Lampshaded in "But We're Cousins", when a brief conversation with Big Mac convinces Pinkie Pie 2 that she needs to get some character development immediately.Pinkie: Don't let me end up like Big Mac, bro! I can't live like that!
- Noble Top Enforcer: Serves as the muscle to the Apple Family, but seems to be relativity un-hostile.
- Noodle Incident: Applejack mentions that he once broke a man's spine in half.
- Super Strength: Apparently once picked up an entire truck while driving the truck
- Talk Like a Pirate: Everything he says. "Yarr!" is his catchphrase instead of "Eeyup".
- Abusive Parents: She once threatened to strangle Apple Bloom for annoying her, and Applejack wasn't raised well either (considering how she turned out).
- Ax-Crazy: Her first solution to people she doesn't like? Kill them.
- Dirty Old Woman: She immediately tries seducing Applejack's uncle after his wife dies, and keeps a set of condoms in stock
- The Don: Serves as the leader of the Apple Family.
- Eats Babies: Casually admits to doing this.
- Evil Matriarch: Aside from the fact that she's the Don of the Apple family, she's cruel in completely gratuitous and downright petty ways. Like peeing on Apple Bloom and eating babies.
- Faux Affably Evil: Puts on polite Façade when buttering up to people who could help her.
- For the Evulz: Wants Pinkie Pie 2 to summon demons to take over Manehattan, because she thinks it's cool.
- Jerkass: Her most defining characteristic.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Lampshaded in "But We're Cousins".Apple Bloom: Everyone in town says Granny Smith is only alive because of spite. But I know, deep down, there's a bit of love in her!
Applejack: Apple Bloom, really?
Apple Bloom: Deep down, I know she still has feelings.
Applejack: Apple Bloom...
Apple Bloom: Reeeeeeally deep inside of her, I know it!
Applejack: Apple Bloom, you need to stop that.
Apple Bloom: I know she loves me! One day! You'll see! You'll all see!
- The Sociopath: Albeit a very petty one (see Evil Matriarch above) it is confirmed in "But We're Cousins", that she doesn't have feelings or a heart.
- Villainous Friendship: With Celestia of all ponys.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In "Winning", when Apple Bloom has seemingly earned her cutie mark, and the rest of the family is congratulating her:Granny Smith: Well, I still think you're worthless.
Apple Bloom: Uuuuh, okay then, Granny Smith. Huh, that kind of hurt my feelings.
Granny Smith: Try to earn an apple cutie mark in your sleep if you can.
- Adorkable: She stutters and is very sensitive.
- Extreme Doormat: She can't keep discipline in her classroom. Really, she folds like tissue paper if anyone so much as looks at her funny.
- Lovable Coward: Folds like wet paper when Apple Bloom demands they play outside instead of going inside to learn.
- Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Partly out of laziness and partly to avoid stress, she teaches fluff topics like cutie marks instead of maths or writing, and she brings in guest speakers to make her job even easier.Cheerilee: Don't worry, children. I'll teach you how to write one day.
- Speech Impediment: She stutters, particularly when she's nervous. It's possibly a result of an off-screen lynching that she survived, just prior to her first appearance.
- Token Good Teammate: Assuming she's officially part of the family, then she's this alongside Big Mac and possibly Maud.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Her constant switching of sides shows she is kinda out there.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: She joins Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon in bullying the CMC with no provocation at all. Then the CMC pull a lame prank on her, and this immediately convinces her to be their friend instead.
- Southies: She has the stereotypical accent.
- Asshole Victim: She steals from the Apple family and is extremely rude to them. So Granny Smith has her killed.
- Bad Liar:Goldie Delicious: Look, I'm sure there's a very good reason why all this stuff is here.
Applejack: Oh, yeah? What's that?
Goldie: Uh... I was kinda hoping you'd come up with a good reason.
- Sticky Fingers: Her house is packed full of crap she stole from Sweet Apple Acres. When Applejack of all ponies calls you "a dirty thief", you've got a problem with stealing.
- Affably Evil: Downplayed, more like affably jerk, as he can actually pretty jovial.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In "To Kill a Firebird", he refuses to help Fluttershy escape from a lynch mob. In "Ponyville Noire", he's re-imagined as "Roxine"'s lover, who plots to kill her for her inheritance. In "Survivor: Equestria", he abandons Fluttershy's team so he can join Twilight's (winning) team instead.
- Jerkass: Pretty much all his appearances mark him as this.
- Overly Long Name: His character in "Ponyville Noire":Dick Spiky: I asked if she or her partner, Melvin Von Ulysses Romano the Ninth, King of Burgia, had any enemies...
Caption: Or a less stupid name.
Spitfire is the leader of the The <insert adjective here> Effective Flight Team. Soarin is her subordinate and also husband. As of "Top Dumb", they're also Rainbow Dash's adoptive parents.
- Abusive Parents: Spitfire abandoned Fleetfoot, and she warms up to Rainbow Dash only after realizing she can make a game of throwing heavy objects at Dash.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Soarin isn't embarrassing at all, but Rainbow Dash treats him like he is, because she's a jerk like that.Soarin: Get well soon, Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow: Soarin, shut up, you're embarrassing me in front of my friends!
- Bad Boss: When Lightning Dust annoys her, Spitfire retaliates by setting the Spinning Wheel training device to its highest setting—"Lethal"—while Lightning Dust is riding it.
- Blatant Lies: Spitfire apparently told Soarin that Fleet Foot had died, after she abandoned her.
- For the Evulz: This is the only reason we have to why Spitfire abandoned her own daughter, and told Soarin she was dead.
- Good Parents: Unlike Spitfire, Soarin is shown to at least try, being a good father to both Fleetfoot and Rainbow Dash.
- Hate Sink: Spitfire is by-far the most detestable character in the entire series, and that is saying something.
- Henpecked Husband: Spitfire publicly mocks Soarin for his impotence, driving him to tears on a few occasions. At Cadance and Shining Armor's wedding reception:Caption: Soarin enjoyed his free time, then cried like a baby, knowing it would end soon.
- Jerkass: Spitfire is this even by UFP standards. While the Mane Six are perfectly happy to screw eachother over given the slightest chance, they're usually Affably Evil about it. Not Spitfire.
- Jerk with the Heart of a Jerk: Spitfire, every scene she appears in is dedicated to showing how much of a horrid bitch she is.
- Kick the Dog: Other then her repeated belittlement of her husband and abuse of Rainbow, she abandoned her own daughter for a decade, while apparently leading Soarin to believe their daughter was dead. If this was a more serious show, that would be her Moral Event Horizon. Oh, and she likely only took Fleetfoot back, so she could rub it in Rainbow's face.
- The Loins Sleep Tonight: An ongoing, off-screen problem for Soarin. In "The Longest Episode", he tries to fix it by eating a pie laced with Viagra. In "Forgettershy", Spitfire cracks a joke about it:[After Rainbow Dash tries and fails to make a tornado...]
Spitfire: Having trouble getting it up, Rainbow Dash? Not the first blue pegasus I know with that problem...
- Nice Guy: Soarin actually makes an effort to be a decent father to Rainbow.Soarin: Your mom and I want you to know that I still love you.
- The Sociopath: Spitfire treats her husband Soarin like dirt, even showing little to no concern after he broke his wing, endangers Lightning Dust in the dizzytron for mildly annoying her, and speaks disturbingly casually about abandoning her daughter for a decade.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Their is something clearly wrong with her, given her upbringing, this is a given.
- Angrish: Much like Dash, when she gets emotional her voice strains so much that she just make random, pained-sounding noises.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Well, if her claim of being raised by wild flowers wasn't true.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Her battle with Rainbow Dash ended with Dash in the hospital.
- Foil: To Rainbow Dash. Both have serious parental issues centered on Spitfire and Soarin, and both have incredibly irritating voices.
- Raised by Wolves: Spitfire abandoned her at Flight Camp ten years ago.Fleetfoot: I was raised by a pack of wild flowers.
- Adorkable: Both of them.
- Affectionate Nickname: They have some for each other, allegedly.Shining Armor: Hello, my little love muffin!
Impostor Cadance: Oh, yes, it is pony what I am marrying. How are you, my love-love-love?
Shining Armor: [to Twilight] We're always coming up with silly names to call each other.
- Ambiguously Bi: Shining Armor, gay or not he still had sex with Samson.
- Bi the Way: Cadance. She and the mane six shared a prostitute at the end of the film.
- Camp Straight: Shining Armor is so mincing and lispy that Twilight's convinced he's Camp Gay. Shining insists that he's straight: just because he likes fashion magazines, musicals, country music and had sex with some stallion named Samson one or more times (he said "no homo", so it doesn't count) doesn't mean he's gay. It's unclear which (if either) of them is right.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Cadance is a definite example of this. Shining Armor is a little saner but still has his moments.
- Gold Digger: Implied. When Twilight asks how SA convinced Cadance to marry him, he answers that mom and dad are leaving everything to him in their will.
- Manchild: Both of them, though Cadance deserves special mention.
- Mind Manipulation:Twilight: Oh, I remember Cadance, she's the one who taught me all about mind control!
Shining Armor: Actually, Twilight, it turns out she can't control minds. That's just what she made you think.
Twilight: Ooooh. Wait, what?
- Mistaken for Gay: Assuming that Twilight actually is mistaken in thinking Shining Armor is gay. Her main motivation for trying to drive Cadance away is so Shining can marry a nice stallion.
- Would Hit a Girl: SA wonders "What would DJ 3-Pones do?" and he doesn't think it at all odd when the answer is "Punch her in the nipple!"
- Abusive Parents: To say they're bad parents would be an understatement.
- Alcoholic Parent: Both of Rarity's parents. An incident from "Sister Angst" is apparently very common:Mum: We want you to look after Sweetie Belle for us. We're gonna go on a cruise through the Mareibbean!
Rarity: That's a lie, isn't it.
Rarity: You just want to get drunk, don't you?
Dad: Yeah, that's right.
Rarity: You're already drunk, aren't you?
Dad: I'm not drunk, I'm your father!
Mum: I'm drunk!
- Creepy Crossdresser: Rarity accuses Applejack's dad of being one (in "A Library With No Twilight") and AJ doesn't deny it.[While playing "Truth or Dare", AJ is dared to dress up like one of her parents. She puts on a Pimped-Out Dress.]
Rarity: Aw, gee, Applejack, I didn't know your dad had such fine taste.
- Death by Childbirth: Rainbow Dash's Mom. Apparently, she had an extremely unhealthy diet, which caused her to have a heart attack while giving birth to Dash.
- Driven to Suicide: Applejack's mom and dad. Granny Smith blames Apple Bloom for it.
- Posthumous Character: Both Applejack's and Rainbow Dash's parents.
This incarnation of everybody's favorite wall-eyed gray background pegasus is violently insane and Scottish.
- Adaptational Villainy: She's not exactly a psychopath in the original show.
- Ass Kicks You:Derpy: But the lightning has given my ass supernatural powers. Behold! [...] Butt powers, asstivate!
- Ax-Crazy: Beyond any reasonable doubt. It's merely implied in her few scenes from season one: In "A Library With No Twilight", she attacks tree branches while hurling curses at Mother Nature. In "Ponynet Fight!", she drops heavy objects on Twilight's head, then declares, "You see, my way does work better!" Then, season two gives us "Derp and Destruction", in which she gains superpowers and immediately decides to kill everyone in Ponyville with them.
- No Name Given: Sort of. She's fully aware of the real-life controversy surrounding her name, and the fact that Hasbro is going out of their way to avoid mentioning it.Derpy: Or my name isn't—and maybe it isn't—Derpy Hooves!
- Psychopathic Manchild: Makes extremely immature butt related puns while trying to kill everyone in town.
- The Sociopath
- Telepathy: In "This One Time at Flight Camp":Derpy: I have obtained the telepathy flag! Behold, my new power to speak without moving my mouth for the next couple of days!
- Violent Glaswegian: She has a Scots accent to go with her Ax Craziness.
- Designated Villain: He wasn't causing any trouble purposely and even seemed willing to listen to Twilight, until she let it slip that her friends want to kill him.
- Fantastic Racism: He makes the mistake of using racist slur for pegasy, in front of Fluttershy.
- No Name Given: Just like the cannon episode.
- Adaptational Badass: Beat the mane six in seconds, while it took his canon counter part a few hours.
- Adorkable: For all his sociopathic tendencies, he is quite cheerful.
- Affably Evil: Though his reformation is obviously a lie, he did become a bit nicer afterwards.
- Ax-Crazy:Discord: (to Twilight) Good, because I also stole your kidneys.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Parody or not, he's still Discord.
- Comedic Sociopath: See his Ax-Crazy quote above, it is said in the most casual way possible.
- Deadpan Snarker: Is starting to become this especially after his "reformation".Discord: (to Twilight) Well, isn't it princess highlights.
- Dirty Old Man: Towards Twilight specifically. He invades her personal space while making a random aside about his penis. Then he reinterprets one of her threats as an invitation to screw.
- Even Evil Has Standards: DISCORD of all people gets annoyed with Fluttershy's stupidity.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Apparently began a relationship with Fluttershy.
- Evil Is Petty: He is insanly petty, espically while being a Dirty Old Man to Twilight.
- Fantastic Racism: Made a random jab at earth ponies in his first appearance, but so far it was never brought up again.
- Jerkass: Is a Dirty Old Man who is constantly perving on Twilight, and mocks others more than his canon counter part.
- Jerk with the Heart of a Jerk: He only reformed out of frustration at Fluttershy's idiocy.
- Knight of Cerebus: Zig-zagged, while he is the first true threat the main six faced, he is handled about as seriously as everything else in this show.
- Lack of Empathy: "Sorry Applejack, I'm not taking it back, but sorry none the less".
- Large Ham: He is quite hammy.
- Mr. Seahorse: In "How to Control Freaks", he claims he's having a baby.
- Official Couple: As of episode 72, he and Fluttershy apparently hooked up at some point.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Along with being a violent Sociopath, he is also incredibly immature.
- Sanity Ball: He held one while under Fluttershy's care, correcting her on one occasion, and eventually getting so annoyed he reforms just to get away from her.
- The Sociopath: Even more so than the original series, he has shown none of the likable traits the original Discord has shown.
- Talkative Loon: He's fully capable of making sense when he needs to. He just prefers to spew nonsense.Discord: I've taken the liberty of impending sobriety!
Celestia: Okay, look, Discord, I get that chaos is your thing, but can you please just make sense this one time?
Discord: Make sense? Oh, why make sense when you can make pan trees! That's trees that are shaped like pans, not actual pantries, because that would just be silly!
- Villain Protagonist: Unlike canon Discord, he's still just as unhelpful as he was when he first appeared. Even after his reformation.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: For two traveling street preachers, they really suck at spreading their beliefs.
- Friendly Enemy: When they're exposed as frauds, and Applejack refuses their proposed competition, they leave without further argument, only pausing to wish AJ a good day.
- Original Character: From their description, Flim and Flam's god seems to combine all the worst traits of bad OCs from the FIM fanfiction scene.Flam: I'm here to teach you of the one true alicorn! He who saved Manehattan from killer robots! He who first fought and defeated Discord! He who is totally best friends with Celestia, and she has a secret crush on him! It is... King Lord High Commander Darkflame Steelwings, The Magnificent! [beat] He has an extra pair of wings, and also created magic.
- Scam Religion: What Applejack accuses them of being. she's right.
- Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: King Lord High Commander Darkflame Steelwings, the Magnificent's elaborate title is also the nascent faith's downfall. It becomes abundantly clear that he doesn't actually exist when Flam can't keep his full name and title straight. When they return in "Communion Whine", they eventually just settle on calling him Lord Robin and even then, they had trouble keeping it consistent.
- Cloud Cuckoolanders: They clearly have no idea what their talking about, which is everything they talk about.
- Frat Bro: Unlike canon, they're extremely laid-back, and they accept Spike into their group almost immediately. But they're just as bad an influence on Spike as their canon counterparts.
- Odd Name Out: Their names are Chet, Bret, Brent, Trent, Kyle, Lyle... and Seth. ("He's autistic.")
- Straw Fan: The name of their group is a dead giveaway, and they ask Spike what his favorite rock is (referencing the endless internet discussions over who is "best pony"). They're a stand-in for the sort of MLP:FIM fans who've missed the point of the show and think "acceptance" is the highest virtue—that it's okay to be a complete jerkass but it's wrong to criticize someone for being a jerkass.
- Brutal Honesty: While disguised as Cadance in "The Longest Engagement", she has no qualms about insulting ponies to their faces. Applejack and Pinkie Pie respect her for being unafraid to speak her mind.
- The Bus Came Back: Makes a brief appearance disguised as Fluttershy in Johnson, before Twilight figures her out. She is last seen swearing she will get revenge.
- I Shall Taunt You: Has a knack for finding the one insult that will really cheese off her opponents: for Twilight, it's her weight and for Celestia, it's her age.
- Jerkass: Brutal Honesty aside, she seems to enjoy putting others down.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- As a shapeshifter, she can certainly look like Cadance with no problem, but she doesn't even try to sound like her. Since pretty much everyone in a position to notice is either stupid or insane, it works anyway.
- Happens again in episode 76, when Chrysalis tries to impersonate Fluttershy. It works for pretty much the same reason, with only Twilight figuring out who she is.
- Adaptational Heroism: Hinted at and Played for Laughs, when Rarity says they killed the crystal kingdom's rightful king.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Ignoring the fact that he uses the names of various gems randomly in his sentences, he still seems a little... out there.Sombra: (as he's about to die) Oh Cincinnati, if only I knew magic.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Just like his canon counterpart.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: All his dialogue so far is just shouting the names of gemstones—a different one each time.
- Ascended Fangirl: She's a fan who got to write and star in an episode.
- Bad "Bad Acting": She misses cues, her voice cracks in the middle of some takes, and she falls over in the middle of some other takes.
- Canon Foreigner: She's portrayed by live action footage of a Real Life My Little Pony doll.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: The script she wrote is extremely bizarre. Also see Bad "Bad Acting".
- The Dragon: To Blue Twilight.
- HeelFace Turn: A single speech from Twilight Sparkle convinces her to become friends.Yellow Twilight: I'm sorry, sister, but she's right. I have to be good now, and I will be friends with everyone in Ponyville, and they will be friends with me.
- Parody Sue: She inserts herself into the story as the twin sister of a popular canon character, and has plenty of Foe Romance Subtext with Twilight Sparkle. As she flies into space, everyone agrees that she was "the best magic" [sic].
- Shipper on Deck: She writes a script where Fluttershy is suddenly "filled with both awe and love" for Twilight Sparkle... while Twilight Sparkle can't stop talking about how sexy Yellow Twilight is.
- 0% Approval Rating: Everyone at Canterlot High hates and/or fears her. This prompts Twilight to wonder how the hell Sunset is even a candidate for Prom Queen.
- Accidental Misnaming: Everyone seems to have trouble pronouncing her name, calling her Sunsh** Sh***er. Even Sunset herself messes up when she tries to say her own name too fast.
- Ax-Crazy: Unlike her cannon self, she just threatens to hit Twilight with that sledgehammer.
- Butt-Monkey: She's reduced to this after joining the "good guys", who like canon, constantly remind her of her former villain status on top of the rest of of the school body resenting and mistrusting her. But unlike in canon, The Mane Six don't care how much this upsets her, generally give her no respect and make no attempt to make her feel like she's part of the group. And also unlike canon, her big moment at the end where she finally proves herself a hero despite her past mistakes, is stolen by Fluttershy at the last second.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She even admits to her plan being completely illogical.
- Cry Cute: Likely one of the reasons she was Easily Forgiven.
- The Dragon: Was one to Celestia.
- Easily Forgiven: Lamp Shaded by Spike, after Twilight leaves her in the care of the Humane five, instead of arresting her. To which Twilight can only say, that's what they did in the actual movie.
- HeelFace Turn: Like in cannon, she apparently does this at the end of the movie.
- Not So Different: After Twilight accuses her of being a pervert for hanging around teenagers and attending a high school, despite being at least twenty years their senior, she tries to justify her activities, only to realize she's becoming like her mentor.Sunset: Just because I hang around with children, and take showers with them, and force them to love me... Oh god, I really am turning into Celestia.
- Only Sane Mare: Also after her turn to hero, she becomes the only one of the girls who isn't crazy and/or a Jerkass, and spends the movie trying and failing to be the voice of reason.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: She's Celestia's old student. Her reasons for leaving Celestia's tutelage are not specified.
- Straw Feminist: She tries to wage a war against Equestria (that that even she admits defies all logic and reason) by turning the high-schoolers into an army of brainwashed zombies, ready to act on the whim of a crazy woman with bright hair...Twilight: They're too young to be feminists!
Sunset: Quit oppressing me!
- Totally Radical: She's 30 or 40-something years old, but tries to pass a teenager. Pretty badly.Sunset: Why am I even listening to you? You're just a square!
Twilight: What does that even mean? No one uses that insult anymore!
Sunset: Yes, they do, and I would know because I'm young like them!
- Evil Luddite: Her goal is to destroy the city so forests can regrow, and to remove smog and greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's revealed to be an eco-terrorist trying to reverse the effects of global warming. Not that The Power Ponies see it that way.Fluttershy: Ah, but winter suck. Why do think we have to manually get rid of it every year?
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He defeats Pinkie Pie 2, by immediately bringing out a huge cannon, at the very second their "fight" starts.
- Genre Blindness: His reasons for thinking Rainbow Dash is the demon are mostly based around Insane Troll Logic and the fact that she has Nigh-Invulnerability. Meanwhile the actual demon is the only one trying to actively stop him. That's not even getting into the fact, that he is trying to slay evil in a Crapsack World like UFP Equestria or that he tries to kill someone he believes is immortal.
- Hopeless War: He's on a journey to vanquish evil. But as Wacarb puts it, that's going to take a long time in the UFP universe.
- Hero Antagonist: He is on a quest to vanquish demons, which unfortunately puts him in competition with Pinkie Pie 2.
- Hunter of Monsters: He's on a quest to rid Equistria of evil forces.
- Thinking Out Loud: He insists on saying every last detail in his mind out loud, so the audience doesn't get confused. This is so bad in his introduction Wacarb eventually just has to cut to the rest of the episode.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has good intentions, but it's obvious he should do a little more investigating, before trying to kill somepony.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Due to being an Emotion Eater, Adagio gains the desire to enslave everyone. They also have Mind-Control Music.
- Batman Gambit: Adagio tells Rainbow Dash to lock all her friends and herself in a room. It mostly goes how you would expect, but Rainbow Dash apparently didn't include Spike.
- Brought Down to Normal: How they are defeated.
- Comic Trio: Aria is "the angry one", Sonata is "a little mentally impaired", and Adagio is "the leader with the deep yet sensual voice that is far too mature for someone who is supposed to be high school age."
- Compressed Hair: Adagio takes her rather small hood off, revealing her giant hair.
- The Corrupter: The protagonists see them as this.Sunset: You can't turn it into a competition! Only an evil country like Australia would have competitions like that!
- De-Power: Breaking the crystals they wear is all it takes to do this. If only there was a scene showcasing how important this was.
- The Dividual: The Syndividual type.
- Emerging from the Shadows: When Sunset meets them, their introduction scene in the original film is played up with BG music underscoring how subtle it really was(n't). Not the first look at them since they're seen already in the prologue, but at least a first look at their standard clothes.
- Emotion Eater: Apparently their reason for wanting to enslave everyone.Adagio: We have been eating people's juju ever since we were banished from Equestria. That's why we are going to find a new source of mumbo jumbo and enslave the population.
- Establishing Character Moment: They spend the very start of the film with the very explicit intent of doing this.Adagio: Okay, listen up guys. You have five seconds to establish your characters for the rest of the movie and go.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Even for a high school teenage girl.
- The Exile: According to Adagio, they were banished from Equestria, which isn't much of a surprise considering what its ruler does for fun.
- Incredibly Long Note: Done as an Overly Long Gag.Adagio: Come on, girls, let's show her the true power of ahrring at someone.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Their Mind-Control Music can also be used as attacks.
- Mind-Control Music: They use this to convince the students to turn the music festival into a competition and make Celestia think this trope is completely harmless.
- New Transfer Student: Sunset reports to the front of the school to advance the plot, and...Adagio: Oh, hi, we must be new here.
- Obviously Evil: Aria doesn't even try to hide it.Sunset: Yeah, you guys are evil.
Adagio: Hah! We're not "evil". We are high school teenage girls; how could we be evil?
Aria: Yeah, you should kill yourself for saying that.
Adagio: Not helping, Aria.
- Psychotic Smirk: This is what causes the above.
- Take Over the World: The plan, as very specifically outlined by Adagio before the plot even starts. They were banished from Equestria and have been feeding off of the bad vibes of other people ever since. This makes them want to take over the world and enslave everyone. To do this, they will find a new source of mumbo jumbo. Aria thinks this plan is stupid. Their new source turns out to be Equestrian magic. They go taste the rainbow and upon doing so, their crystals are the source of their evil power. They then use Mind-Control Music on everyone in the school, except for the girls who are not in the room. The first thing they do is... organize a battle of the bands that they can win.
- Idiot Ball: Starlight is defeated after insisting that Fluttershy follow her order to dump water on "Twilight" despite the latter's insistence that she wouldn't like that, forgetting about the Running Gag about them somehow not being able to tell her and Twilight apart.
- Only Sane Mare: Towards the Mane Six.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Like in canon, she makes her getaway after The Mane Six foil her plans.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He made the show after all.
- His idea for cerebrating 1000 Subscribers was to start World War III! Which according to his friend, is one of his normaler ideas. And then he declares war on porkupines...
- Every One Has Standards: Wacarb refuses to have uncensored swearing in his show.. constant racist jokes and sex references are apparently fine, but no swearing. Lamp Shaded by himself, of course.
- Interactive Narrator: Less so than the other narrators, but ponies do occasionally see and react to his captions. In "Chickens! Run!" he messes with Scootaloo by covering up her subtitles, preventing everyone else from understanding her. In "The Best Episode Ever", Applejack tells him to knock off the "CLASSY POLITICAL HUMOR" captions.
- Lemony Narrator: He constantly chimes in to poke fun at everyone, especially himself.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He reacts in horror, when one of the episodes gags kills Wioona. Played for Laughs of course.
- Nice Hat: He wears a bowler hat both in human and pony form.
- Big Brother Is Watching: It's revealed in "Library with no Twilight" that he's been wacthing the ponies in their private time.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Never seems to get why everyone is creeped out by his sexual harassment.
- Interactive Narrator: "A Library with No Twilight" is the biggest example, where his unwelcome narration is the episode's true antagonist. Since then, ponies don't react to him as much, but a scene from "Chickens! Run!" shows that they can always hear him, and they're just trying to ignore him. And in "Survivor: Equestria", he's (initially) a member of Twilight's team.
- Lemony Narrator: He narrates everything in his best porn star voice, reinterprets scenes in the most risque fashion possible, and lampshades potential innuendo with a trademark, "Oh yeaaaaah..."
- The Peeping Tom:Applejack: Where have you been all this time?
Phil: I've been watching what ponies do in their private time. Mmmhmmm.
- Straw Fan: He's a caricature of that subset of fans who get really creepy about Rule 34, Ho Yay Shipping, and finding subtext where there is none. The captions in "Library with No Twilight" explicitly identify him as a brony ("EXACTLY LIKE YOU!").
- Cuckoolander Commentator: Throughout the games, Dick spouts non-sequiturs and frequently has no idea what's happening at the race. Tom Watergate's commentary is relatively normal, but his complete non-reactions to Dick's nonsense suggest he's not all there, either.
- Punny Name: Dick Hardman, whose name serves as an excuse to cram as many dick jokes as possible into the episode's dialogue.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Makes no attempt to even try to connect what he is saying to the situation at hand.
- Interactive Narrator: Twilight and Rarity both call him out for his inaccuracies.
- Lemony Narrator: He wildly reinterprets events to better fit the party line.
- Unreliable Voiceover: His politically-charged exposition keeps directly contradicting what actually happens on-screen. Hardly anyone is fooled.Narrator: But wait! The evil dragon has lured ponies into his lair. What evil plans does he have for them?
Spike: I'm glad I'm able to spend my birthday with all of my friends! I'm so happy and full of love!
The finest mayor that money can buy.
- Corrupt Politician:Mayor Mare: I thank you all for coming, and for not running against me as Mayor, again. Especially after my last opponent was found dead in that river. We may never know how he got there.
- Funny Foreigner: What with her accent and her frequent references to her "native people". In "Utter Lunacy", she decides that this episode's variation on the joke is too offensive to continue, and notes that the show is going to make a lot of viewers angry.
- The Heckler: He shouts insults at Mayor Mare every time she gives a public speech. He also heckles Rainbow Dash's speech in "Forgettershy", but that was just because he was attending the wrong speech by mistake.
- The Voice: We've yet to see him, and no one in-universe knows who he is, either. When Mayor Mare tries to call him out, he just blends into the crowd.
- Canon Foreigner: She gets inserted into the episode through the brilliant editing trick of never appearing on screen at all.
- The Ghost: Her entire story arc plays out just off-screen.
- Parody Sue: Even aside from being an alicorn OC, she's impossibly nice (she was the only one to attend Rainbow Dash's birthday party), and she earns an award "for being a cutesie wootsie cuddlepie!" And then she dies in the rabbit stampede.
Blue Twilight: Everyone look at my magical skills. I don't need friends!
Twilight: Holy crap, it really is blue me!
She's just like Twilight, but she's blue. (In another universe, she's known as Trixie.)
- Foil: To purple Twilight. Their similarities just highlight the absurdity of Ponyville's very different treatment of the two Twilights.
- Ineffectual Loner: "I don't need friends!" she declares at the episode's start. At the end, she has to be rescued by purple Twilight.
- Nice Girl: Unlike canon, she isn't boastful or arrogant about her abilities. She puts on a magic show completely for free. She's polite to her fans. She doesn't even get angry when Twi's friends try to show her up.
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: In "Stranger than Fan Fiction", she and Spike are the only ones who stay in-character the whole episode and don't phone in their performances.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Snails
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Snips
- Captain Obvious: Half of Snails' lines are just announcing whatever's going on at the moment.Snails: We're charging through!
- Odd Friendship: Snips is about as smart as Scootaloo. Snails is dumb as a brick.
- Talkative Loon: The other half of Snails' lines are nonsensical non-sequiturs.Snails: I'm a pickled bean!
A ratchet set and pliers are some useful tools!
- Magical Negro: Lampshaded:Zecora: Yo, why you only ever come here when you need something?
Twilight: I don't always do that! What about that time I came here and you didn't give me what I needed? ...That was different.
- Rhymes on a Dime: She frequently raps her lines, complete with a backing beat. When she's alone, she brainstorms rhymes to use in later conversations. Though she'll break from her rhyme scheme if someone catches her off-guard, or if she just doesn't care.
- Soul Brotha / Space Jews: She's the Equestrian version of a black American stereotype, specifically the the cool, rap-spouting "urban" character.
- The Dreaded: Applejack is afraid of her.
- Straw Feminist: When asked why Bon Bon is so shrill and unpleasant, Applejack just answers that she's "one of the feminists". We never actually hear what Bon Bon's feminism entails.
- The Unintelligible: In her first appearance, her lines are just an irritating "Ya ya ya ya". She becomes more understandable for her cameo in "Faith to Faith".
- I Have Many Names: At first they're known as the Ineffectual Flight Team. Later, they're the Super Effective Flight Team. Later, the Moderately Effective Flight Team, the Hyper Effective Flight Team and then the Occasionally Effective Flight Team.
- Red Shirt Army: With a name like Ineffectual Flight Team, what do you expect?
Twilight: Quick! Ineffectual Flight Team, go!
- They first show up in "Shameless Self Reference":
Twilight: It's no good! They were ineffectual!
- When they reappear in "For Glorious Mother Equestria!" to deal with a rampaging dragon, operating under a new name:
Rarity: Changing their name did nothing to help their ability to fly!
Spitfire: Not a bad job, saving all those ponies. I actually think that might be the first time the... Hyper Effective Flight Team has ever saved anyone.
- In "Top Dumb", Spitfire admits they have a less-than-stellar track record.
A disc jockey and apparently a respected source of all-purpose advice.
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- The Cameo: In "The Longest Wedding", she's voiced by IMMATOONLINK (creator of very surreal pony videos), making her one of only two characters to be voiced by someone besides Wacarb.
- No Indoor Voice: She shouts literally all of her lines.
- Phrase Catcher: Everyone asks themselves "What would DJ 3-Pones do?" She somehow hears and answers them, immediately.
- Talkative Loon: Most of her "advice" makes sense on its own ("Always eat your fruits and vegetables!"), but is at best tangentially related to what the other pony was actually asking her.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Since they're all in Pinkie's head, this is a given.
- Da Chief: They tell Detective Pinkie that they need results, dammit. They've got the District Attorney breathing down their necks, and if Pinkie can't crack the case open, then she'll have to turn in her badge.
- The Exotic Detective: Detective Gummy has psychic powers.
- Prince Charming: In a complete inversion from canon, Blueblood actually is a perfect gentlestallion. Things still don't work out between him and Rarity, because she wants a prince who's willing to bully her.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: He... talks just like... William Shatner!
- Safety Worst: He takes care to neutralize anything at the Gala that could possibly be a safety hazard. Which just bores Rarity and convinces her that Blueblood is a pansy.
- Canon Foreigner: She's UFP's version of the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well, but she's a separate character rather than a shared alias of the mane six.
- Coconut Superpowers: She's mute, and has the superpower of silencing anything around her. Naturally, this makes Wacarb's job a lot easier. Lampshaded in the stinger of "The Cheesen One".[Mutation rescues a bunch of ponies in complete silence.]
Caption: BEST! SUPERPOWER! EVER!
Rainbow Dash: Wow. I'm not sure if we're getting worse at editing these videos, or we're just getting lazier. Probably both.
- The Speechless: Pretty much her defining trait.
- Master of the Mixed Message: Fancypants. He's already married and just wants to be friends with Rarity, yet he gives off loads of innuendo (of which he's completely oblivious) in every conversation.Rarity: Well, it wasn't easy, I'll tell you that!
Fancypants: Oh, yes, I see. It's not the only thing between the two of us that feels quite hard.
Rarity: Oh, really?
Fancypants: Yes, this whole "being friends" thing is much more difficult than I thought.
Rarity: Oh, that's what you meant.
- Nice Guy: Fancy Pants is actually a pretty cool guy.
- Nonindicative Name:
- Fancypants wears a jacket and no pants, so Rarity initially assumes his name must be Fancyjacket.
- We don't know enough about Fleur de Lesbian to determine if she's an example of this, or if it's a Meaningful Name.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: If Pinkie can be trusted, Mathilda is a prostitute.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Pinkie tries to invoke this to make Cranky like her. It doesn't work. (Although, in context, Cranky still comes across as less of a jerk than Pinkie.)Cranky: I hate you so much.
Pinkie: Oh, come on, Dixie, that's just your brain talking. You gotta listen to your heart!
Cranky: My heart also hates you so much.
- Overly Long Name:Cranky: My name be Crankydoodledinkledonkeydoodledoodledee, the Fourth, but you can just call me Crankydoodledinkledonkeydoodledoodledee, The.
Pinkie: No, that's stupid. I'ma just call you Cranky.
- Canada, Eh?: He has an exaggerated Canadian accent and he's very polite. He can do an intimidating voice like his canon counterpart, but even then...Iron Will: And then you just tell them in a nice polite way, that they can [scary voice] shove it up your ass! I will have you spayed! You ruined my floor with your bullcrap! Now get out of my sight, you worthless sack of maggots! [normal voice] You know, just something like that. But you dont want to swear at them, because that might be offensive.
- Cannot Tell a Joke:Doctor: You know, I have a joke, too. And it's a pretty good one.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: It is clear he has absolutely NO idea what the hell he's doing.
- The Ditz: He makes no attempted to hide the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing.
- Comically Inept Healing: Come to think of it, he probably isn't really a doctor.Doctor: [examining an x-ray print] I'm afraid it doesn't look good. I tried connecting the dots, but they're not numbered. And without numbers, it's just chaos. Total chaos. I'm sorry, Rainbow Dash, but we're going to have to amputate your flappy things.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Forgets things incredibly fast (as in seconds after she hears them).
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Rose is a tad off, even for a Forgetful Jones.
- Forgetful Jones:Pinkie Pie: I can't help but notice that despite your name and cutie mark, you're growing flowers that aren't roses.
Rose: Sorry about that, I've got a very bad memory.
Pinkie: Oh, don't worry. I'm sure we'll get that fixed one day.
Rose: Get what fixed?
Rose: 'Allo, Pinkie Pie!
Pinkie: Goodbye, Rose.
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being named Rose she doesn't sell roses.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: The biggest one in the series!
- Canon Foreigner: Wacarb took what was originally just a special effect and gave it a voice and a personality.
- Catchphrase: "None may enter" etc etc.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Lampshaded in "The Longest Recap":The Orb: The Orb is making a cameo appearance!
Sweetie Belle: Oh oh oh! Say that funny thing you're always saying!
The Orb: None may enter The Orb!
Sweetie Belle: Ahahaha... wait. Why did we like The Orb, again?
The Orb: The Orb does not know!
- Large Ham: He shouts all of his lines.
- Third-Person Person: The Orb laughs at the concept of first person pronouns!
- Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Gustav, by his own admission. When Pinkie accuses him of stealing a cake, his reply is:Gustav: Oh, mon ami, it was not me! I am just a cowardly French griffon! I would never dream about doing something so daring and bold!
- Eagleland: Pony Joe is a walking, talking stereotype of the Ugly American.Pony Joe: That is outrageous! As an American, I would never break the law, or try to sabotage a foreigner for my own personal gain!
Twilight: Ahahahahahaha haaaaaaa... sorry.
- The Generic Guy: Mulia Mild. In contrast to Gustav and Pony Joe, she's so nondescript that she herself doesn't know what she's supposed to be a parody of.Mulia: Oh my generic goodness! ... I am much too bland to do something like that!
- Abusive Parents: Her father calls her a potato.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She's almost as dumb as Rainbow Dash.
- Foil: For Rainbow Dash, just like canon. Unlike canon, the main difference is that Lightning is better at following orders, and she's slightly smarter.
- Genius Ditz: She's as good, or possibly better, at flying than Rainbow Dash. Yet she says stuff like:Lightning Dust: Mommy says I'm special, but daddy just calls me a potato! ... [To Spitfire] When I grow up, I wanna be just like you!
- Nice Girl: By far the nicest character in the series.
- Simpleton Voice: She has the very low-pitched variant.
- Imaginary Friend:Peachbottom: I don't care about your delusion / but sadly, I'm gonna have to make an exclusion. / Sorry for the confusion and this intrusion, / but I'm not even real, I'm just an illusion!
- Jerkass: Insults Cherrliee, and looks down on children and the poor.
- Kick the Dog: In "You're Gonna Carry That Flag":Ms. Tightpussy: If anyone needs me, I shall be in my hotel room, eating dry toast while making backhanded remarks about the poor.
- Not Now, Kiddo: A steller example of this trope, she even admits that she looks down on Scootaloo because she is a child.
- Straight Man: In the rap-themed Musical Episode, she's the only one who wonders why the hell everyone is suddenly rapping.Ms. Tightpussy: Stop rapping now.
Cadance: We'll make you say wow!
Ms. Tightpussy: No, stop that! Just, stop it.
- Unfortunate Name: "Pussy" is slang for vagina.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Her way of logic is about as good as Rainbow Dash's.
- The Ditz: The only character to rival Rainbow Dash in the stupid category
- Foil: Has exactly the same voice, personality, and IQ as Rainbow Dash. Their similarities are the central conflict of "Rainbow V Daring", since There Can Only Be One Rainbow Dash.
- Insane Troll Logic: Her conversation with Rainbow Dash consists largely of stringing random words together. Considering they're both idiots there's no actual logic behind what they're saying and it's likely that they don't even understand half the words they're using.
- Palette Swap: Of Rainbow Dash. They each accuse the other of stealing their style.
- Put on a Bus: She's taken away by the villains at the end of the episode. While RD claims she's dead, her true fate is never revealed.
- Deal with the Devil: She can grant requests, in exchange for damning the pony who requested her services soul.
- Nice Girl: Surprisingly, despite being a demonic servant, she is one of the nicer characters in this series.
- Noble Demon: Despite being a literal demon, who is perfectly willing to serve evil ponies, she actively refuses to kill anyone and seems willing to help other ponies if they need her.
- Only Sane Mare: She's only rivaled by Twilight, in terms of sanity. Not that that's saying much.
- Our Demons Are Different: Like Pinkie Pie 2, she looks just like a normal pony, sans eccentric personality and a limited amount of demonic powers.
- Technical Pacifist: She doesn't seem to have a problem with evil in general, but her rule against killing is so strict, when Applejack tells her to imagine an apple she just smashed was pony's head, she revives the apple.
- Token Good Teammate: Assuming she is an official member of the Apple Family now, she is this along side Applebloom and possibly Cheerilee.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: She has an... interesting voice.note
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: For some reason, he thinks it is okay to practice his ventriloquism, while giving out a test.
- Nice Guy: He is very patient, friendly, and understanding with Rainbow Dash. Perhaps even too understanding, as he let her just barely pass, after failing a test where she literally just had to write her name.