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Angel, or Angel Bunny, is a male rabbit and Fluttershy's pet. Angel is somewhat spoiled and bossy towards Fluttershy on occasion; however, he does care about her and actually displays an intention to help her stand up for herself. Most of Angel's actions are played simultaneously with instrumental jingles.
- 1 Development and design
- 2 Depiction in the series
- 3 Depiction in Equestria Girls
- 4 Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie
- 5 Depiction in the comics
- 6 Other depictions
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Gallery
- 10 See also
- 11 References
Development and design
Angel shares some similarities with Habbit, who is a rabbit in the G1 My Little Pony series who belongs to Mr. Moochik. Both Angel and Habbit never speak but often take the responsibility of keeping their companion on track, to their occasional frustration. The original design of Habbit has eyes similar to Angel's.
Angel's design and color scheme are used for multiple rabbits at the beginning of Dragonshy and in Magic Duel and Magical Mystery Cure. Rabbits with the same design and color scheme appear in The Cutie Mark Chronicles during Pinkie Pie's flashback and in The Best Night Ever. He shares his design with Bernard Rabbit. By far, Angel has the most appearances in the series out of all the main characters' pets.
As Lauren Faust revealed on DeviantArt on August 30, 2011 and at Equestria LA 2015, Angel was originally going to be a mouse named Mortimer. But Disney already had a character named Mortimer Mouse, who serves as Mickey's rival for Minnie's affections.
Depiction in the series
Angel is first introduced in The Ticket Master, where he snatches the tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala away from Spike and gives them to Fluttershy. When Fluttershy is too shy to explain why she wants to attend the Gala, Angel thumps her hoof with his hind leg impatiently, making her explain herself. He later appears in Golden Oak Library, making a salad for Twilight Sparkle while Fluttershy cleans and tidies, in order to persuade Twilight to give the extra ticket to Fluttershy. She tries to tell Twilight that she was cleaning up because they were good friends, before turning to her rabbit friend, whose stern look reminds her of the original intent of providing a special favor in order to receive a ticket.
In Dragonshy, Angel is seen in the opening happily eating a carrot until Fluttershy comes about and warns him to not eat too fast. He then refuses to eat at all and later shows Fluttershy a big black cloud in the distance. Later, when Spike announces that he will look after Fluttershy's animal friends, Angel hops on Spike's head and stomps furiously. This causes Spike to flinch and have all the animals around him scurry away. At the end of the episode, Spike catches Angel just to drop him on his head to make a note to Princess Celestia.
In the beginning of A Bird in the Hoof, he reminds Fluttershy to go to Princess Celestia's welcome party until she remembers and then convinces her to go despite her nervousness. The scene makes a reference to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, with Angel apparently possessing a pocket watch that he uses for calling Fluttershy's attention to the time. Fluttershy then quotes the White Rabbit from Disney's Alice in Wonderland saying that she's "late for a very important date." After Fluttershy repeatedly thanks Angel for reminding her, he shoos her outside every time she returns to thank him, even going so far as to lock her outside.
Angel is one of the bunnies who get their legs elongated in The Return of Harmony Part 2, and when the rabbits stampede over Twilight Sparkle, the corrupted Fluttershy congratulates him and says that she's very proud.
In May the Best Pet Win!, Angel and Fluttershy attend their friends' weekly "Pony-Pet Playdate."
In Baby Cakes, Angel and Fluttershy are about to go on a picnic when the Cakes ask Fluttershy to babysit. As the Cakes leave her cottage, Pinkie Pie begs them to let her babysit while cradling Angel in her arms.
In Putting Your Hoof Down, Angel has a much more spoiled and short-tempered personality. He is shown to be very picky, wanting a salad perfect to the last detail instead of the carrot salad given to him. At the end of the episode, Angel still refuses to eat the plain carrot salad Fluttershy had previously given to him and throws a small tantrum when the now assertive Fluttershy doesn't give in to his demands as she normally does. Instead, Fluttershy uses the "Stare" on Angel, who immediately calms down and reluctantly proceeds to taste a slice of cucumber. He finds the taste to his liking and rapidly devours the bowl's contents.
From Hurricane Fluttershy onwards, he returns to his much more sympathetic and supportive attitude towards Fluttershy. In the aforementioned episode, he comforts her after she runs away from training and oversees her own personal training as her coach. In Ponyville Confidential, he angrily refuses to let the Cutie Mark Crusaders talk to Fluttershy after their gossip about her alleged tail extensions reduce her to tears, but changes his mind when he sees their apologetic article.
In Too Many Pinkie Pies, Angel is seen having tea with Fluttershy, then having a picnic with her and her other animal friends.
In Keep Calm and Flutter On, he finds himself constantly tormented by Discord when he decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage, such as taking his favorite spot on the couch. He later warns the others of the flooding at Sweet Apple Acres.
In Just for Sidekicks, Fluttershy asks Spike to petsit for her in exchange for a large jewel. Neither Spike nor Angel is happy with the arrangement, but the former goes along with it anyway. Angel is apparently fond of having his tail fluffed a certain way, and doesn't trust Spike to get it done, spending the whole episode with his tail in curlers. He also shows genuine affection for Fluttershy, nuzzling up against her as the girls are saying their farewells. He spends much of the episode tormenting Spike, running away from him constantly, and eventually ending up on a train to the Crystal Empire. Angel tries to reunite with Fluttershy as they're boarding the train for home, but Spike recaptures him. He then attempts to blow their cover when they're trying to hide, but changes his mind when Spike admits his faults in neglecting the pets throughout the episode, and even finally getting his tail fluffed. Angel even retrieves Spike's last gem and feeds half of it to him so that his growling stomach doesn't give away their hiding spot.
In Castle Mane-ia, Angel accompanies Fluttershy as she goes to Princess Luna and Princess Celestia's old castle in the Everfree Forest. Once there, they are separated, and Angel ends up running into Twilight and Spike in the castle's ancient library.
In Rainbow Falls, Angel briefly appears with Rainbow Dash and Bulk Biceps. In Filli Vanilli, he encourages Fluttershy to sing with the Pony Tones. Angel also appears in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, in which the Breezies take his bed.
In the episode Maud Pie, Angel appears with the rest of the Mane Six's pets meeting Pinkie's older sister Maud Pie. In Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, he portrays Princess Celestia in a play to help Rainbow Dash study for her Wonderbolts Reserves test.
In Castle Sweet Castle, Twilight helps Fluttershy give her animal friends some baths. Fluttershy encourages Twilight to go home and give herself a bath, but to avoid going to the castle, Twilight pushes Angel in the mud to give him a bath as well. Later, Twilight dries Angel off way too much that he turns into a fuzzball.
In Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, Fluttershy grooms Angel at Carousel Boutique. In Fluttershy's dream, Angel appears as a giant bunny and brushing Fluttershy's hair, and the nightmare magic of the Tantabus turns him into a giant, monstrous rabbit. Fluttershy later tames and uses evil Angel in Princess Luna's super dream to fight the Tantabus.
In Scare Master, Angel is among Fluttershy's animal friends that assists her in preparing for her Nightmare Night solitude. Although, he expects carrots as payment, and since Fluttershy doesn't have any at the cottage, she is forced out into Ponyville to search for some. After Fluttershy unsuccessfully attempts to scare her friends to prove to them that she could make Nightmare Night fun for them, Angel assists Fluttershy in expanding the maze at Sweet Apple Acres in an effort to successfully scare them.
Angel attends Fluttershy's book club in The Hooffields and McColts. During the session, he points out to Fluttershy that her cutie mark is glowing because the Cutie Map at the Castle of Friendship is summoning her. He leads the book club in Fluttershy's absence.
In Flutter Brutter, when Zephyr Breeze moves in with Fluttershy, he brings along a rabbit-shaped lawn gnome, which Angel at first becomes jealous of, but then seems to befriend, before Zephyr takes it away.
In 28 Pranks Later, Angel appears with Fluttershy in the Everfree Forest and pretends to be a zombie as part of an elaborate prank against Rainbow Dash. In Every Little Thing She Does, Angel appears among the rest of Fluttershy's animal friends during Starlight's friendship lesson with her.
In School Daze - Part 1, Angel acts as one of Fluttershy's practice students. In part 2, Angel hugs a deeply depressed Twilight to try and cheer her up, but when he fails, he becomes saddened himself. He also appears twice during the School of Friendship song. In Fake It 'Til You Make It, Angel participates in Fluttershy's picnic at her sanctuary.
In Grannies Gone Wild, Fluttershy takes Angel to the Carousel Boutique to be measured, but Rainbow Dash, while explaining about the Wild Blue Yonder rollercoaster to Fluttershy and Rarity, carries Angel on her back while she imitates the ride itself.
In Marks for Effort, Angel briefly appears at the Cutie Mark Crusaders' picnic where he eats Cozy Glow's carrots. He also appears about to be fed by Fluttershy at her cottage. In Yakity-Sax, Angel helps Fluttershy pick flowers in the forest, but when they find Pinkie playing on her yovidaphone, she plays it so poorly that Angel covers his ears with fluff from his tail. Later, when Pinkie is playing her yovidaphone in Ponyville, Angel hides under a basket with his ears tied around his head, and is alerted by Fluttershy when Pinkie leaves. Angel later appears at a tea party hosted by Fluttershy at the Sweet Feather Sanctuary to try and cheer Pinkie up.
In Sounds of Silence, Fluttershy mentions to Applejack that she can understand Angel's feelings compared to the Kirin only making answers to yes-or-no questions. In Father Knows Beast, Angel tries to rest on a pillow, but Fluttershy takes it away to give to Sludge.
Best Gift Ever shorts
In Teacher of the Month, Angel is shown in a flashback, starting off Fluttershy's "clean-up dance party" by switching on the record player with a kick. He later appears in the present, enjoying Applejack and Rainbow Dash's "student appreciation day" party.
In The Beginning of the End - Part 2, Angel is mentioned by Fluttershy when she begins to worry about him being put under King Sombra's mind control. In Sparkle's Seven, Fluttershy explains to Spike that her fear of tight spaces is a result of her separation from Angel in Castle Mane-ia.
In She's All Yak, Angel appears helping Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity in teaching Yona how to dance. In Between Dark and Dawn, Angel appears alongside Fluttershy as Princesses Celestia and Luna fix the Ponyville bridge. In A Trivial Pursuit, Angel accompanies Fluttershy to Trivia Trot, and while he helps her answer a question correctly, Twilight tattles on them, saying that it is against the rules for pets to help.
In She Talks to Angel, Angel feels neglected when Fluttershy's work at the Sweet Feather Sanctuary prevents her from giving him attention. When the two look to Zecora for help, she gives them a potion that causes them to switch bodies. Initially ecstatic at finally able to talk to ponies other than Fluttershy, Angel is pressured into handling all of Fluttershy's duties at the Sanctuary, which he handles with complete indifference and carelessness, resulting in chaos. When an exhausted Fluttershy returns to the sanctuary, Angel turns to the other animals for help and acknowledges how difficult Fluttershy's work is. After the two return to their own bodies, Angel offers to help out around the sanctuary every now and then so that Fluttershy does not get overwhelmed with work so frequently.
In Memnagerie, Angel assists Fluttershy in getting her bird friends to rehearse for Twilight's coronation.
Depiction in Equestria Girls
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the human Fluttershy keeps three pets with her at school, including a bird, a small cat that looks the same as the cat in the Find A Pet Song and the Daring Do book, and a rabbit who looks exactly like Angel. The same rabbit appears combing Fluttershy's hair during This is Our Big Night.
During the ending credits of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Angel appears stuck on a high perch in a Canterlot High School hallway. When Sunset Shimmer is unable to get him down, Bulk Biceps lifts her up so she can reach him.
Angel is also depicted being held by human Fluttershy in a Katrina Hadley drawing during the credits.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, human Fluttershy holds a disappointed Angel outside CHS in the beginning of the film. She can also be seen holding Angel in the library. Fluttershy offers the human Twilight to hold Angel to help her feel better, which she does. Finally, he appears with Fluttershy in the end before the pre-credits scene when the girls are standing at the destroyed Wondercolts statue.
In Pet Project, Angel appears with the rest of the Mane Seven's pets for a photo shoot. In Leaping Off the Page, he briefly appears in a photograph from that shoot in Rainbow Dash's bedroom. In Epic Fails, he appears in Fluttershy's story having a picnic with her and her other pets. In Good Vibes, Trixie helps find him after Fluttershy loses him. Later, he accidentally trips Pinkie Pie, causing her to unintentionally expose Bulk Biceps' bald spot with her powers.
In Queen of Clubs, Angel appears with Fluttershy who is a member of the Canterlot High knitting club where Rainbow Dash knits a sweater for him. In Overpowered, he briefly appears in a flashback with many other animals following Fluttershy. In The Finals Countdown, he hops around the Equestria Girls' study group. He later appears helping Fluttershy study with flash cards and snuggling with her as she writes her final exam. Angel appears at the Canterlot animal shelter as Fluttershy tries to film an adoption video in Outtakes and as she works while singing the titular song in So Much More to Me. In the second season short Festival Looks, Angel appears in pictures in Fluttershy's bedroom.
In the Fluttershy ending of Stressed in Show, Angel uses his cuteness to help Twilight de-stress from her school play duties.
Angel appears in Canterlot High yearbook photos with Fluttershy and Sunset Shimmer. He later appears with Fluttershy in the parking lot as Sunset confronts Wallflower Blush.
Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie
Depiction in the comics
Angel appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #1 on page 3, holding a mustache on a stick. He is featured on the issue's cover E and one in ten variant cover RI and on the issue's early cover that was displayed at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #5, Discord grants Angel, as well as Fluttershy's numerous other animal friends, the temporary ability to speak so that they may connect on a more personal level. As a result of this change, Fluttershy remarks that Angel is "quite the chatterbox".
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #54, Angel looks after the animals from Dr. Fauna's clinic while the Sweet Feather Sanctuary is being built, calling on the help of the Cutie Mark Crusaders and the rest of the Mane Six's pets to do so.
Angel is featured in the unused, unfinished Mastermind-like minigame Fluttershy's Mish Mash from the game Adventures in Ponyville. The game's unused instructions for the minigame describe his planned role with the line "click on Angel Bunny to let her make a guess".
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
Fluttershy thinks ANGEL the bunny is as cute as can be! But looks can be deceiving, because he's always keeping her on her toes with his bossy, demanding, and childish ways.
Volume II guidebook
ANGEL is Fluttershy's bossy bunny. He thinks he can get away with just about anything since he's a lovable little puff of cuteness. Guess what? He's right! Despite his consistent naughtiness, Angel's heart is kind and pure (for the most part).
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|S||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|F||At least one appearance where the character is only in a flashback or fantasy-setting|
|P||No physical appearance, but appears in a photo, drawing, or figure|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
- "Whoa whoa whoa whoa, hang on, hold up! Am I a pony? Why am I a pony?!"
- — As Fluttershy, She Talks to Angel
- "La la la la. Talking is so cool!"
- — As Fluttershy, She Talks to Angel
- "I talk to animals, I wanna marry Discord..."
- — As Fluttershy, She Talks to Angel
- "Okay, point taken, and I totally deserve it. I did not provide you the care that Fluttershy would. But now you know what it's like to not get the level of attention to which you become accustomed."
- — As Fluttershy, to animals, She Talks to Angel
- "I can't believe she does this every day! I just wish I can tell her myself."
- — As Fluttershy, to Fluttershy as Angel, She Talks to Angel
- "You're not supposed to be here, Fluttershy."
- — My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #5
- "I've had a lot I've wanted to say."
- — My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #5
- "Hey, come on! Pink Bunny wants to hear more about your adventures in the Crystal Kingdom."
- — My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #5
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- Angel, Large and In Charge on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Angel, Best Bunny on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
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