List of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic characters
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a Canadian–American animated television series based on the My Little Pony toyline created by American toy and game manufacturer Hasbro. It features characters and settings developed by Lauren Faust, who sought to create more in-depth characters than the stereotypical "girly" icons previously used in the franchise. The series began airing on the United States Hub Network cable channel on October 10, 2010.
The show follows a studious pony named Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia guides her to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different facet of friendship and Twilight discovers herself to be a key part of the magical artifacts, the Elements of Harmony. The six ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships. Several episodes focus on the exploits of a much younger trio of pony characters who call themselves the "Cutie Mark Crusaders" and share their own adventures trying to discover their talents in life and receive their "cutie marks", a central theme of the show, until the Season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark".
The characters have been well received by critics, and are cited as one of the reasons the series' older fans, called "bronies", became attracted to the show. Several background characters have been popularized by fans as well, and are further incorporated as in-jokes and references within the show. The series later spawned numerous spin-off media, including a comic book, children's book series expanding some of the characters' roles and a film series under the title Equestria Girls where several characters are re-envisioned as humans in a high school setting.
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Secondary characters
- 3 Recurring characters
- 3.1 Main characters' families
- 3.2 Ponyville characters
- 3.3 Cloudsdale characters
- 3.4 Historical characters
- 3.5 Other characters
- 4 Antagonists
- 5 Equestria Girls characters
- 6 References
- 7 Further reading
There are six main characters of the show: Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy; collectively the group is often referred to as the "Mane 6" (a play on words of the "main 6" characters).
Twilight Sparkle is a lavender alicorn with a purple-striped mane who is Equestria's Princess of Friendship, helping to solve various problems around Equestria with the help of the other Mane 6. She lives in her castle in Ponyville along with her dragon assistant Spike and pet owl Owlowiscious. She is very intelligent, studious and organized to a fault, and gifted in learning any type of magic.
At the start of the series, Twilight was a unicorn, living in Canterlot as protégée of Princess Celestia. Owing to her reclusiveness due to her studies, Princess Celestia sent Twilight to Ponyville to learn the value of friendship. There, Twilight met the other Mane 6, who turned out to be, along with her, the bearers of the Elements of Harmony, and she developed close friendships with them. From her new friends, Twilight learned qualities of both leadership and friendship and as a result was transformed into an alicorn and coronated as a princess.
Twilight as a pony crosses over through a magic mirror and becomes a teenaged girl in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls films; she meets other humans that are the counterparts of her Mane 6 friends as students of Canterlot High, and helps to repair their former friendships. She also helps to redeem Sunset Shimmer, a former student of Princess Celestia that exiled herself to the human world, and led to her being accepted by her human friends. In Friendship Games, it is shown there is a human Twilight counterpart who goes to the rival school Crystal Prep and, like pony Twilight, had eschewed friendships for her studies. She too learns the value of friendship by the end of the film and opts to stay at Canterlot High, joining with Sunset and her new friends.
- Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball
Applejack is an orange earth pony with a blonde mane and nearly always wearing her cowboy hat. She helps to run her family's apple farm Sweet Apple Acres with her strength, dedication, hard work and stubbornness, and represents the Element of Honesty. She is an expert in "apple bucking" (kicking trees to dislodge apples), a skilled cook, and a championship rodeo competitor. She lives on the farm with her family: her grandmother Granny Smith, her older brother Big Macintosh, her younger sister Apple Bloom, and her pet border collie Winona. She has a large extended family spread across all of Equestria.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain
- Singing Voice: Kazumi Evans
Rarity is a white unicorn with a violet mane. She is a fashionestia, designing and constructing her own dresses from her store in Ponyville, the Carousel Boutique, and later through a second store in Canterlot. In addition to her creativity and dress-making skills, her magical talent is the ability to douse for gemstones which she adorns her garments with. She represents the Element of Generosity, often making dresses for her friends and helping out others when she can, but she retains her dignified and sophisticated mannerisms, and sometimes expresses her own vanity. She lives at her Boutique with her Persian cat Opalescence (Opal for short), but will often see to her younger sister Sweetie Belle's needs when their parents are unable to.
Pinkamena Diane Pie is a pink earth pony with a bright pink, curly mane. She is a baker, connoisseur, and confectioner at the Sugarcube Corner, and a professional party planner. Pinkie represents the Element of Laughter; she is overly friendly to everyone that she meets and goes out of her way to make sure they are happy, often in hyperactive and random ways. She possesses the "Pinkie Sense", an ability to predict events in the immediate future through twitches of various body parts. Within the show, she also breaks the fourth wall and provides much of the show's comedy. Pinkie takes her friendships with others seriously, and if these friendships are tested, she can slip into a sadder personality that causes her curls to deflate. She moved to Ponyville after acquiring her cutie mark while working on her family's rock farm, and now lives with Mr. and Mrs. Cake at Sugercube Corner while also helping to take care of their infant twins. She has a pet toothless alligator named Gummy.
- Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball
Rainbow Dash is a blue pegasus with a rainbow-striped mane. She is a member of Ponyville's weather-duty pegasi, and has earned her way into the training reserves of the Wonderbolts, an elite team of pegasi that serve to protect Equestria. She can be competitive, brash, egotistical, and tomboyish, but also represents the Element of Loyality, staying true to help her friends during times of needs, as well as struggling with her own insecurities. Rainbow Dash is a gifted flier, able to pull such high speeds as to create a "Sonic Rainboom". She lives in a cloud home over Ponyville along with her pet tortoise Tank who is equipped with a special flying device that allows him to follow Rainbow Dash wherever she may go. She opts to become like a big sister to the pegasus filly Scootaloo.
- Voiced by: Andrea Libman
Fluttershy is a yellow pegasus with a pink mane. She lives at the outskirts of Ponyville near the Everfree Forest, helping to take care of both wild and tame creatures due to her kindness and affinity to be able to communiate to a degree with them, making her the Element of Kindness. She is extremely shy and timid, with numerous fears that she struggles to overcome with help from her friends; she is also physically weak as a flier and tends to stay on the ground, though can fly quickly when it is needed. When pushed far enough, she can intimate other ponies and creatures to calm down, often using an intense stare to subdue the being. She has a pet bunny named Angel who acts as Fluttershy's foil with a more aggressive, demanding manner.
- Voiced by: Cathy Weseluck
Spike is a purple baby dragon with green spikes. He is Twilight's assistant and roommate. He has the ability to use his fire breath to send scrolls from Twilight to Princess Celestia, and receive replies in return. Spike has a crush on Rarity, and will do anything to make sure she is happy.
Within the Equestria Girls series, Spike crosses over with Twilight into the human world, where he becomes a dog. Twilight's human counterpart has a dog version of Spike as well.
- Voiced by: Nicole Oliver
Princess Celestia is the ruler of Equestria alongside her younger sister Princess Luna. Princess Celestia is a white alicorn who controls the rising and setting of the sun alongside Luna who helps her to rise and set the moon. For a millennium, she also controlled the moon while her sister was banished. Princess Celestia is usually very kind, patient and understanding. She wishes for her subjects to relax and be themselves around her, despite her status. She is also sometimes somewhat mischievous, such as inviting certain guests to formal events she considers boring such as the Grand Galloping Gala, knowing they will likely disrupt it. She has a pet phoenix named Philomena, appearing in "A Bird in the Hoof". Celestia is taller than all other ponies in the show. Celestia often refers to Twilight Sparkle as her "most faithful student".
In the spin-off movies, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, her human counterpart is known as Principal Celestia, and is the head of Canterlot high school.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain
- Singing Voice: Kazumi Evans
Princess Luna is the co-ruler of Equestria alongside her older sister Princess Celestia. Princess Luna is a navy blue alicorn and speaks with a mild English accent. As the Princess of the Night, she possesses the ability to enter ponies' dreams and help them face their fears. She raised and lowered the moon each night, but became jealous of Celestia because the ponies slept through the night and thus they did not appreciate her work. This jealousy eventually transformed Luna into Nightmare Moon. Celestia banished Nightmare Moon to the moon after she tried to bring eternal night to the world. When Nightmare Moon escaped her imprisonment on the moon she returned to Equestria where the Mane Six use the Elements of Harmony to transform her back into Luna whereupon she resumed her place at Celestia's side. In addition, Luna has strove to rebuild her public image and has succeeded in part due to her new role as guardian of her subjects' dreams, allowing her to assist her subjects when they are having nightmares. She has a pet opossum named Tiberius, appearing in several of the official comics. She is also very kind and believes in doing what is right towards her subjects.
In the spin-off movies, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, she is known as Vice-Principal Luna, and helps her sister, Principal Celestia, run Canterlot High.
- Voiced by: Britt McKillip
Princess Mi Amore Cadenza is the "Princess of Love" and co-ruler of the Crystal Empire. She is a light pink alicorn (formerly a pegasus) who is the adopted niece of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna and wife to Twilight's older brother Shining Armor. She was Twilight's foalsitter when she was younger and remembers that time fondly. Cadance is depicted as adventurous, graceful, kind with selfless nature and a born leader. She has the ability to spread love and reduce anger among ponies through her magic. After helping to save the Crystal Empire, Cadance takes her place as "The Crystal Princess", having attained characteristics of crystal ponies. The novel Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, explains her backstory: she was originally a pegasus orphan who saved an Earth Pony village from a villain named "Prismia". After doing this, she meets Princess Celestia who adopts Cadance as her niece and makes her an alicorn.
In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games, the human version of Cadance is the Dean of the Crystal Prep Academy.
- Voiced by: Andrew Francis
Shining Armor, a unicorn, is Princess Twilight's older brother. He was the Captain of the Royal Guards in Canterlot, and later became Prince of the Crystal Empire and co-ruler alongside his wife Princess Cadance. Shining Armor is shown to be a mild-mannered and affectionate pony who deeply cares for Cadance and has a very close relationship to his younger sister, Twilight, whom he nicknames "Twiley" while Twilight refers to him as her B.B.B.F.F. (Big Brother Best Friend Forever). They lost touch with each other when Twilight Sparkle moved to Ponyville. He is sent north to the Crystal Empire when it returns after 1,000 years and assists the Mane Six and Princess Cadance in keeping it safe from its former ruler, King Sombra.
In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games, the human version of Shining Armor is a Crystal Prep alumnus.
Cutie Mark Crusaders
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are a group of three fillies (Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo) who have yet to earn their cutie marks. Because of the bullying they receive for not yet having cutie marks, such as being referred to as "Blank Flanks", they band together to help each other earn their cutie marks. This usually leads to well-meaning but unsuccessful misadventures. They once manage to convince Apple Bloom's cousin Babs Seed to start up a branch of the club in her hometown of Manehattan. In addition, they have also become proteges of Twilight Sparkle who tutors them weekly on top of their regular schoolwork. In the Season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", all three simultaneously get their cutie marks, sharing the same theme, after deciding their crusading is better suited towards helping others get their cutie marks. The three also appear in all three Equestria Girls films as younger students at Canterlot High, struggling to find their place in the various social circles within the school.
- Voiced by: Michelle Creber
Apple Bloom is the younger sister of Applejack and Big McIntosh. She is a light yellow earth pony with a light crimson mane, in which she wears a large pink bow. Like Applejack, she speaks with a strong Southern American accent. Due to her strong personality, she is sometimes presented as the leader of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. In "The Show Stoppers", Apple Bloom appears to be skilled at design and carpentry, as she quickly renovates Applejack's old treehouse for the Crusaders' use. She is the most level-headed of the group, making her the voice of reason.
- Voiced by: Claire Corlett
- Singing Voice: Michelle Creber (Seasons 1–3), Claire Corlett (Season 4 onwards)
Sweetie Belle is Rarity's younger sister. She is a silvery-white unicorn with a dusty lavender and light pink mane. Though she wants to be a designer like Rarity, her inexperience and clumsiness prove to be a hindrance when she tries to assist in the shop or design set pieces for a talent show. She has a talent for singing and songwriting but prefers not to sing in public.
- Voiced by: Madeleine Peters
Scootaloo is a light orange pegasus with a magenta mane. Scootaloo is a tomboy and adventurous, brave and highly opinionated just like Rainbow Dash. She idolizes Rainbow Dash, looks up to her like an older sister and is the president of "The Rainbow Dash Fan Club". Though she cannot fly, she uses her wings to give her extra propulsion when riding a scooter and to help her perform stunts with considerable speed and skill. She can also hover for short periods. In "The Show Stoppers", she demonstrates a talent for activities that require agility, such as stunt driving, dancing and choreography.
- Voiced by: Brynna Drummond
Babs Seed is a cousin of the Apple siblings who lives in Manehattan. She is an orange-brown earth pony with a two-tone deep pink mane and speaks with a strong New York accent.
During her visit to Ponyville in "One Bad Apple," the Crusaders invite her to join their club. In fear of getting bullied for not having a cutie mark, she instead joins the school bullies Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon in trying to make the Crusaders' lives as miserable as possible. However, she eventually comes to realize her error in judgment and works to repair her damaged relationship with the Crusaders. They forgive Babs and cheerfully initiate her as a member, and she promises to start up a branch in Manehattan and stands up for them in the face of Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's insults.
Babs visits Ponyville again in "Apple Family Reunion" and she and Apple Bloom refer to each other as "my favorite cousin."
Her only appearances were in "One Bad Apple" and "Apple Family Reunion," as well as in several of the official comics. Both Babs and her older sister Sunflower have appeared in several of the official comics.
In the Season 5 episode "Bloom & Gloom," it is mentioned that she has received a pair of scissors as a cutie mark and is no longer a member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Main characters' families
- Voiced by: Peter New
Big McIntosh (nicknamed Big Mac) is the older brother of Applejack and Apple Bloom and a member of the Apple Family. He has a light crimson coat with a light orange mane and is of large stature compared to the other inhabitants of Ponyville. He wears a harness and often chews on a stalk of wheat. He lives in Sweet Apple Acres, a farm on the outskirts of Ponyville, with Applejack, Apple Bloom and Granny Smith. He is soft-spoken and has a calm and easy-going demeanor. He usually limits his responses in conversation to "Eeyup" and "Nope", but is more articulate when emotionally excited. He is kind, and gentle so he vary scarcely gets upset. He is extremely strong and is capable of dragging even a house along behind him. His human counterpart makes short appearances in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain
Granny Smith is the oldest member of the Apple family living in Ponyville. She is the grandmother of Applejack, Big McIntosh and Apple Bloom. Due to her age, she seems disoriented and sometimes uses a walking frame. Like Applejack, Apple Bloom and Big McIntosh, she also lives in Sweet Apple Acres. As a younger pony, she and her family played a key role in the founding of Ponyville; she discovered and cultivated the unique zap apple. The revenue from the zap apple allowed her farm to grow into a small community, then eventually into Ponyville.
Granny Smith appears as the lunch lady of Canterlot High in the spin-off movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain (Cup Cake, Pound Cake), Brian Drummond (Carrot Cake), Andrea Libman (Pumpkin Cake)
Mr. Carrot Cake and Mrs. Cup Cake are the owners of Sugarcube Corner, a bakery and candy shop in Ponyville, and employ Pinkie Pie as a live-in assistant. They frequently prepare confectionary for special occasions. The Cakes show patience and understanding for their employee, Pinkie Pie, and sometimes allow her to take on difficult tasks such as running Sugarcube Corner when they are away. Mr. and Mrs. Cake are the parents of twins, Pound (a pegasus colt) and Pumpkin (a unicorn filly).
- Voiced by: Ingrid Nilson (Maud Pie), Terry Klassen (Igneous Rock), Cathy Weseluck (Cloudy Quartz)
Pinkie Pie's family was first seen in the episode "Cutie Mark Cronicles and featured in the Little, Brown and Company chapter book My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!, which names her mother Cloudy Quartz, her father Igneous Rock, and two of her sisters Marble Pie and Limestone Pie.
Maud Pie is Pinkie Pie's older sister. Her personality is diametrically opposite that of Pinkie Pie's, being extremely boring and uninterested in fun or winning. Her only interest is in rocks with which she is capable of impressive feats of strength. She has a "pet rock" named Boulder, appearing in "Maud Pie". Regardless of this contrast, the sisters are very close and Pinkie's Ponyville friends are eventually able to relate to her sister because of this relationship. She first appeared in the episode of the same name (Season 4, Episode 18), which first aired on March 15, 2014. In the episode, Maud visits Pinkie Pie in Ponyville, which Pinkie Pie prepares for by making rock candy necklaces for her, as they have done for each other since Pinkie Pie came to Ponyville. She also appears in "Make New Friends but Keep Discord" (Season 5, Episode 7) as Pinkie Pie's plus one.
Her human counterpart appears in Rainbow Rocks during the Rainbooms' slumber party.
- Voiced by: Nicole Oliver
Cheerilee, a dark magenta earth pony with a light pink mane, is the teacher in the Ponyville Schoolhouse. She takes a special interest in the Cutie Mark Crusaders, focusing on helping them discover their true talents. In addition, she serves as advisor to the Foal Free Press, the student-run newspaper. She has a brief romance with Big McIntosh, though this is due to the influence of a love potion the two were tricked into drinking by the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Cheerilee appears as one of the teachers of Canterlot High in the spin-off movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
- Voiced by: Cathy Weseluck
Mayor Mare, a tan earth pony, is the mayor of Ponyville. In the show, she is usually addressed as "Mayor" and sometimes as "Miss Mayor" or "Madame Mayor". Mayor Mare's mane is gray, but it is because she dyes her mane that color; it is originally bright magenta-pink.
Snips and Snails
Snips and Snails are a pair of young male unicorns who are students at the Ponyville schoolhouse. They are usually seen together. Snips is a short round pony with scissors as a cutie mark who is very excitable and Snails is taller and thinner with a snail as a cutie mark, and is portrayed as slower to react. The pair often find ways to cause trouble and usually wind up assisting the antagonist.
In the spin-off movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, they are Sunset Shimmer's helpers. In the sequel, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, they compete in the CHS Musical Showcase as rappers.
DJ Pon-3 (also known as Vinyl Scratch by fans) is a white unicorn with a spiky, two-tone blue mane, and is rarely seen without her headphones or sunglasses. She is most often present at Pinkie's parties, running a turntable and DJ stand. Though not named in show, nor given any speaking lines, official merchandise has used the names DJ Pon-3 and Vinyl Scratch, both names created by the show's fan base.
In the spin-off movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, she makes a few appearances, including manning a DJ table at the dance. DJ Pon-3 is also seen in five Rainbow Rocks shorts that were released on Hasbro's YouTube channel. She plays a supporting role in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, where she helps the Rainbooms defeat the Dazzlings by providing a large sound system for their performance.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain
Derpy (also known as Derpy Hooves, Ditzy Doo and Muffins) is a bluish-gray pegasus with a blonde mane who first appeared as a background character in the pilot episode. She is cross-eyed, originally due to an animation error. The error was pointed out by a contributor to 4Chan, and the character rapidly became a fan favorite and was popularly referred to as "Derpy Hooves" or "Derpy." Hasbro responded to the character's positive fan following by releasing limited-edition character figures and including numerous easter eggs of the character within the show.
The character received a speaking role in the Season 2 episode "The Last Roundup," in which Rainbow Dash refers to her by her fan-given name Derpy. The episode was later re-released with the name Derpy removed. Fans were divided between use of the neutral official name Ditzy Doo and the fan name Derpy, which supporters insisted was not intended as offensive. In response, the Season 5 episode "Slice of Life," in which the character plays a prominent speaking role, credits the character as "Muffins," a reference to the character's first spoken word in the series. Jim Miller, the director for Seasons 4 and 5, has stated that her name was changed for "Legal reasons that I don't understand."
The character continues to appear as a background character. In recent appearances, Derpy is presented as a cheerful pony who always wishes to help, only to have her natural clumsiness result in mishap. In official merchandise, the character is not given a name on the packaging, and is instead labelled as the stylized "I ♥ [image of pony's face]" or by a small drawing of a muffin.
- Voiced by: Jayson Thiessen (S2E22, S3E7 and S4E24) and Michael Dobson (S4E10 and S5E3)
Bulk Biceps is a male pegasus who first appears in the episode "Hurricane Fluttershy". He has a white coat and a blond mane. He has a unique, very muscular character model disproportionate to his "stub-like" wings. Unlike other background Pegasi introduced in Hurricane Fluttershy, Bulk Biceps was not officially named in the episode's script and was intended as "more of a visual gag."  The name "Bulk Biceps" was first listed in Michael Dobson's online resume in October 2013 as a My Little Pony role voiced by Michael Dobson, and was later listed in Enterplay's collectible card game. Shortly after the character's cameo in Flight to the Finish was first aired on December 14, 2013, Meghan McCarthy tweeted "Hmm. I wonder what the guy with the dumbbell Cutie Mark’s name is. #MLPseason4". He was eventually named in Rainbow Falls.
In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, the human version of Bulk Biceps is seen in the gym when Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna are on stage. He participates in contest by playing the violin. During the ending credits, he helps lift up Sunset Shimmer so she can reach Angel on a hard-to-reach perch.
- Voiced by: Kelly Metzger (Spitfire; excluding S1E16), Nicole Oliver (Spitfire; S1E16 only), Matt Hill (Soarin), Andrea Libman (Fleetfoot), Kelly Sheridan (Misty Fly), Tabitha St. Germain (Blaze)
The Wonderbolts are the most talented flight group in Equestria. They often perform in great events. They have an academy for Wonderbolts-in-training.
Spitfire is the captain of the Wonderbolts. Her first major appearance is in the episode Sonic Rainboom and has been shown in many other episodes. As the captain of the Wonderbolts she is a strong-willed and extremely capable flier. In her public appearances, Spitfire is shown to be kind and courteous. However, in her professional life she takes on a demeanor similar to that of a drill sergeant, as she is commander of the Wonderbolts academy. Soarin is a stallion, generally shown to have a more easygoing nature than the others. Fleetfoot is a mare characterized as being ignorant and somewhat cruel. Fleetfoot is not as tall as the others but makes up for this lost size in speed. She often wears sunglasses and speaks with a slight lisp.
Star Swirl the Bearded
Star Swirl the Bearded is a historical figure of Equestria's past. While the character has not physically appeared in the series, he is described as being a unicorn. He sported a long curled beard and a traditional wizard's hat and cloak. Star Swirl is seen as an important figure in the early years of Equestria, being a mentor of Clover the Clever, one of the nation's co-founders and invented over two hundred spells; including the amniomorphic spell, a time travel spell and an unfinished spell which altered the destinies and cutie marks of Twilight's friends before it was completed by the latter, resulting in her creating new magic and becoming an alicorn. There is a wing in the archives of Canterlot Castle named in his honor, which contains a number of these powerful spells kept in scrolls. There is also a traveling exhibition dedicated to him, containing artifacts relating to and used by him.
Founders of Equestria
- Princess Platinum: Daughter of the Unicorn King and assistant leader of the Unicorns. Played by Rarity in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Clover the Clever: Star Swirl the Bearded's protegee and assistant to Princess Platinum. Played by Twilight Sparkle in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Chancellor Puddinghead: Leader of the Earth ponies despite doing silly things. Played by Pinkie Pie in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Smart Cookie: Secretary to Chancellor Puddinghead. Played by Applejack in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Commander Hurricane: Leader of the Pegasi. Played by Rainbow Dash in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Private Pansy: Subordinate of Commander Hurricane. Played by Fluttershy in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.
- Voiced by: Brenda Crichlow
Zecora is a zebra who lives in a hut in the middle of the Everfree Forest, and she also speaks in rhyme. At first, the residents of Ponyville are scared of her unique appearance and believe she is a witch who can inflict curses. However, Twilight and her friends soon learn that Zecora is very friendly and is also a highly skilled herbalist, and persuade the rest of the town to get to know her better. She is a wise-woman figure, and is considered a welcome presence and also serves as a healer. Although she is not a pony, she still has a swirled sun as a cutie mark.
- Voiced by: Chiara Zanni
Daring Do is the alias of the treasure-hunting pegasus and titular character of the Daring Do serialized novels. In "Daring Don't," the reclusive author A. K. Yearling writes novels based on her adventures. She is depicted as incredibly fierce, intelligent, cunning, antisocial and determined explorer, using her wits to solve puzzles, pull off disguises and escape many of Ahuizotl's death traps. She developed a bond with Rainbow Dash to the point where she writes about her in her latest book. She is similar in both appearance and personality to Rainbow Dash. She hides that she is a pegasus by disguising her appearance with a purple shawl, a gray cloche, and heavy red-framed spectacles as the author.
- Voiced by: "Weird Al" Yankovic
Cheese Sandwich is a male earth pony stallion and self-described "super-duper party pony" who journeys throughout Equestria to throw parties wherever needed. In the episode "Pinkie Pride", his travels bring him to Ponyville, where Pinkie Pie is planning a birthday celebration for Rainbow Dash. A rivalry quickly develops between the two, but Cheese eventually admits that Pinkie was the one who inspired him to become a party planner. They reconcile and pool their talents to make Rainbow's party a huge success. Similar to Pinkie's "Pinkie Sense", he has a "Cheesy Sense" that directs him to the site of his next party. He travels with a rubber chicken named Boneless, which he eventually gives to Pinkie and immediately replaces with a duplicate, Boneless Two.
- Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain
Nightmare Moon or the Mare in the Moon is the corrupted form of Princess Luna and the main antagonist of the two-part series premiere "Friendship is Magic". She appears as a black alicorn with a dark blue mane that ripples and moves like smoke, being similar in stature to Celestia and is dressed in silvery blue armor. As Nightmare Moon her goal was to bring eternal night due to the envy she held over her sister for controlling the day which all the ponies seemed to enjoy more. Upon Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon she was banished to the moon for a thousand years by her sister. The events of the premiere revolve around Twilight Sparkle and her new friends' attempt to defeat Nightmare Moon by finding and using the Elements of Harmony, while Nightmare Moon tries to stop them in various ways. At the end of the premiere, Twilight and her friends confront Nightmare Moon and transform her back into Princess Luna, and she emotionally accepts Princess Celestia's offer to rule by her side again.
- Voiced by: Kathleen Barr
Trixie Lulamoon is a bright blue unicorn with a two-tone pale blue mane. She is a magician who appears as the main antagonist of the episodes "Boast Busters" and "Magic Duel". Billing herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie", she habitually refers to herself in the third person. She challenges the residents to test their skills against hers, then uses her magic and trickery to embarrass anyone who tries to stand up to her. However, her over-confidence tends to get her into situations that she can't get out of on her own resulting in a need for other ponies to step in and resolve the situation leading to much embarrassment on her part. In "Magic Duel", seeking revenge on Twilight, obtains an artifact known as the "Alicorn Amulet", a powerful necklace that can greatly enhance one's magic power, but greatly corrupts the user's mind, making them cruel and ruthless. She uses it to beat Twilight in the titular magic duel and banishes her from Ponyville. In a rematch, Twilight tricks Trixie into taking off the Amulet. With the its negative influence no longer in her head, Trixie meekly apologizes for her cruelty and asks Twilight for forgiveness, who obliges.
Trixie makes cameo appearances in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. In Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, she plays a bigger role as the fourth antagonist. In this film, she is a guitarist of her own rock band called Trixie and the Illusions, competing against other bands, including the Rainbooms.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are two earth pony fillies who go to the same school as the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and are frequently seen together teasing foals that haven't got their cutie marks, like the Cutie Mark Crusaders, calling them "Blank Flanks" until the Season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark".
Diamond Tiara is a light magenta earth pony with a lilac mane with a white streak. She has a superior manner and thinks she is better than the other ponies, and even insults Granny Smith. She wears a tiara in her hair that is identical to her cutie mark. In "Crusaders of the Lost Mark," her defeat in a school election prompts her to re-think her snobbish attitude and start using her talent - of getting other ponies to do what she wants - for the betterment of the school.
Silver Spoon is a gray earth pony with a silver mane. She is Diamond Tiara's friend and shares her snobbish attitude, especially toward the Crusaders. However, she isn't as mean as Diamond Tiara in most episodes. Silver Spoon's cutie mark is a silver spoon and her name makes reference to the English-language expression regarding wealth. After Diamond Tiara rejects her advice on the election, Silver Spoon votes against her and declares that she no longer has to let herself get pulled into the trouble Diamond Tiara stirs up. The two reconcile once Diamond Tiara sees how poorly she has behaved toward her classmates.
- Voiced by: John de Lancie
Discord is an ancient draconequus, a serpentine, chimeral creature with "the head of a pony and a body made up of all sorts of things" (a lion's foreleg, an eagle's claw, a dragon's tail, etc.). He represents the spirit of chaos and disharmony.
Discord first appeared as the main antagonist of the two-part Season 2 premiere "The Return of Harmony." Prior to his debut, Discord is turned to stone by the Elements of Harmony wielded by Celestia and Luna as punishment for tormenting ponies with his reality-bending powers. In the episode "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Fluttershy reforms Discord. He makes several appearances afterward as an reluctant ally of the six, occasionally assisting them while still finding ways to cause mischief.
Flim Flam Brothers
The Flim Flam Brothers (separately called Flim and Flam) are a pair of traveling twin unicorn salesponies/scam artists. They are the antagonists of the episode, "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", in which they attempt to ruin the Apple Family's business with their machine that produces apple cider at a faster pace than Apple Family's manually pressed cider. They have attempted to overrun other towns' apple businesses but are always chased out of town, including Ponyville. They reappear in the Season 4 episode "Leap of Faith", trying to sell fake curative tonic made out of apple juice and beet leaves.
- Voiced by: Brian Drummond
Ahuizotl is Daring Do's arch-nemesis. He appears as a dog-monkey hybrid with blue fur over most of his body. He wears golden jewelry and has several big cats as his henchmen. Originally presented as the fictional antagonist of the Daring Do books, Ahuizotl is shown to be real in the Season 4 episode "Daring Don't," and that Daring Do had based her books off of her real interactions with him.
- Voiced by: Kelly Sheridan
Starlight Glimmer is the main antagonist of the two-part Season 5 premiere "The Cutie Map". In the series, she is a unicorn leader of a town. She uses her magic to remove other ponies' cutie marks and replace them with an equal sign, claiming that any distinctions between ponies make true friendship impossible. However, she has kept her own cutie mark, painting over it to hide her duplicity. After this is exposed, the residents of the town retrieve their cutie marks, and Starlight disappears.
It's been confirmed that Starlight Glimmer will return in the Season 5 finale, attempting to take revenge on Twilight and the Mane 6.
Queen Chrysalis is the main antagonist of the two-part Season 2 finale "A Canterlot Wedding". She is the malicious, power-hungry Queen of the Changelings, a fairy-race of insectoid beings which take on the appearance of a pony, feeding off of and gaining power from the love directed towards them. She resembles an alicorn, has a black carapace body, green-blue mane, sharp fangs and holes all over her legs and wings. She and the other Changelings have the power to draw energy from any source of love in the vicinity, not just from other ponies. By impersonating Princess Cadance, she feeds off Shining Armor's love to become even more powerful than Celestia, whom she defeats in battle, but she is defeated and blasted out of Equestria by Shining Armor and the real Cadance with the power of their love.
- Voiced by: "Big" Jim Miller
King Sombra is the main antagonist of the two-part Season 3 premiere "The Crystal Empire". He is a unicorn king who took over the Crystal Empire and enslaved the native Crystal Ponies, before being overthrown by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, banishing him to imprisonment in the Arctic North, but not before he placed a curse on the Crystal Empire, causing it to disappear for a thousand years. When the empire finally returned, so did the king. He hid the Empire's Crystal Heart with several obstacles and traps back when he first took over the Empire. When Twilight Sparkle and Spike retrieved the Heart, and it was activated by the Crystal Ponies, he was defeated by the Crystal Heart, shattering to pieces.
His voice actor, Jim Miller, also served as one of the show's main storyboard artists. King Sombra is said by Lauren Faust that he is mainly based on The Lord of the Rings main antagonist and title character Sauron, since both are dark entities that were once tyrants who craved war and destruction, and both are mainly associated with dark power.
- Voiced by: Mark Acheson
Lord Tirek is the main antagonist of the two-part Season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom". He is based on the antagonist of the same name from Rescue at Midnight Castle, the premiere episode of My Little Pony. In the series, Tirek is an evil centaurian tyrant formerly imprisoned in Tartarus who steals magic from the ponies of Equestria, growing progressively larger and more powerful with each attack. Princess Celestia tasks Discord with hunting down and defeating Tirek, but Tirek manages to manipulate Discord into helping him steal the magic of all ponies before betraying him and absorbing his powers. He is later defeated by Twilight and her friends with their new Rainbow Power and imprisoned back in Tartarus.
Equestria Girls characters
Canterlot High characters
- Voiced by: Rebecca Shoichet
Sunset Shimmer is a light amber unicorn with a yellow-and-crimson mane, introduced in the Equestria Girls series. She is revealed to have been a former student of Princess Celestia but was egocentric and had greater ambitions, and used a magic mirror that allowed her to cross from Equestria into the human world, where she became a student at Canterlot High School. Within the first movie, she initially used intimidation and other tactics to coerce the students to obey her, but after discovering the strength of friendship, became repentant and made friends with the human counterparts of Twilight's friends at the school. In Rainbow Rocks, she still struggles with a distrustful student body, but she is able to get help from Princess Twilight Sparkle via a magic diary that allows her to communicate across the dimensions, to help identify the power of the Dazzlings and help her friends defeat them, while also showing that she still contains some Equestrian magic herself. In Friendship Games, in which she has been fully welcomed by the school, she manages to convince the Twilight Sparkle from the human world to forego her thirst for Equestrian magic and save the school when Twilight's power gets out of control.
- Voiced by: Vincent Tong
Flash Sentry is a human character in the Equestria Girls series, though his pony counterpart (an orange Royal Guard pegasus with a blue mane) has also appeared in the television show. He becomes a love interest to Twilight and is a guitarist for his band, Flash Drive. In the first film, he vindicates Twilight when she is framed for wrecking the Fall Formal decorations and becomes her date to it. He continues to dote over Twilight in Rainbow Rocks and Twilight's human version in Friendship Games. In one of the shorts promoting Friendship Games, he is shown to have a deep love for music.
- Voiced by: Kazumi Evans (Adagio Dazzle), Diana Kaarina (Aria Blaze) and Maryke Hendrikse (Sonata Dusk)
- Singing Voice: Shylo Sharity (Aria Blaze) and Madeline Merlo (Sonata Dusk)
The Dazzlings are the main antagonists of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks. They are a singing trio consisting of the leader Adagio Dazzle, the moody Aria Blaze and the airhead Sonata Dusk. They persuade much of the Canterlot High student body to turn an upcoming school musical showcase into a Battle of the Bands. They are The Sirens – hippocampi-like creatures banished from Equestria by Star Swirl the Bearded long ago – and must feed on hatred and discord they create by their singing to power magic jewels they possess to sustain themselves. During the Battle of the Bands, Twilight and the Rainbooms defeat them and shatter the jewel pendants they wear; without these, the Dazzlings lose their ability to sing and they are booed off the stage.
Crystal Prep Academy characters
- Voiced by: Iris Quinn (Principal Abacus Cinch), Sienna Bohn (Sugarcoat), Sharon Alexander (Sour Sweet), Kelly Sheridan (Indigo Zap), Britt Irvin (Sunny Flare), Shannon Chan-Kent (Lemon Zest)
The Crystal Prep Academy Shadowbolts are the main antagonists of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games. Crystal Prep is a rival school to Canterlot High which for many years running has always won the quadannual Friendship Games. Principle Cinch demeans her students continue that tradition, convincing the human Twilight Sparkle, who is socially awkward recluse that's easily intimidated by the others, to participate for her intellect. Cinch and the other students also coerce Twilight to use the magic she has collected to assure Crystal Prep's win in the current Friendship Games, refusing to accept a tie.
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