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For this character's human counterpart, see Applejack (EG).

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Applejack – element of honesty

Teenage Applejack ID S6E23

Young Applejack in Where the Apple Lies

Filly Applejack S1E23

Applejack as a filly in The Cutie Mark Chronicles

Applejack infant ID S3E08

Applejack as an infant in Apple Family Reunion

Future Applejack ID S9E26

Future Applejack in The Last Problem

Kind Earth
Sex Female
Residence Sweet Apple Acres
Occupation Farmer
School of Friendship honesty teacher (S8E1 onward)
Council of Friendship member (S9E26)
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Eyes Moderate sap green
Mane Pale, light grayish olive
Pale, light grayish olive with
brilliant amaranth and
pale, light grayish rose streaks (Rainbow Power)
Coat Brilliant gamboge
Nicknames AJ, Apple Teeny, Applesmack, Cowgirl, Workhorse, Mare Do Well, Smart Cookie, Applejohn, Mistress Mare-velous, Apple Jewel, Appleshack, Apple Chord, Orange Poppy, Aj (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony), Sugar Smack
Relatives Granny Smith (paternal grandmother)
Grand Pear (maternal grandfather)
Bright Mac (father)
Pear Butter (mother)
Big McIntosh (older brother)
Apple Bloom (younger sister)
Braeburn (cousin)
Babs Seed (cousin)
Sunflower (cousin)
Sugar Belle (sister-in-law)
'Big Sugar' (future nephew)
Aunt Orange (aunt)
Uncle Orange (uncle)
"Pokey Oaks" (great-grandfather)
"Sew 'n Sow" (great-grandmother)
Honeycrisp (great uncle)
Apple family
Cutie mark
Three red apples
Voice Ashleigh Ball (English)
Wuffa Mekky (Arabic)
Lian Wanjun (Chinese for Taiwan, seasons 1-2, season 5 onwards, Equestria Girls)
Wu Guizhu (Chinese for Taiwan, seasons 3-4)
Li Minyan (Chinese for mainland China)
Zheng Kaiyu (Chinese for mainland China, My Little Pony The Movie)
Liu Xiaohua (Cantonese for Hong Kong)
Ling Baoyi (Cantonese for Hong Kong, DVD version)
Helena Brabcová (Czech)
Kateřiná Velebová (Czech, demo version)
Trine Glud (Danish)
Meghna Kumar (Dutch)
Annituuli Kasurinen (Finnish)
Julianne Côté (Canadian French, My Little Pony The Movie)
Fabienne Loriaux (European French)
Lydia Morgenstern (German)
Janka Solecki (Hungarian)
Clara Dewanti (Indonesian, season 1 and Equestria Girls)
Siwi Dwi Iswanti (Indonesian, season 2 onwards)
Benedetta Ponticelli (Italian)
Sora Tokui (Japanese, seasons 1-2 and Equestria Girls)
Natsumi Ogawa (Japanese, season 3)
Kim Yul (Korean)
Noorhayati Maslini Omar (Malaysian, seasons 2-5)
Siri Nilsen (Norwegian, season 1)
Malin Pettersen (Norwegian, season 2-5)
Charlotte Hellebostad (Norwegian, season 6 onward)
Monika Pikuła (Polish)
Samira Fernandes (Brazilian Portuguese)
Claudia Victoria (Brazilian Portuguese, My Little Pony The Movie)
Carla Mendes (European Portuguese, season 1)
Carina Marin (Romanian, seasons 1-2)
Gabriela Codrea (Romanian, season 3)
Alina Leonte (Romanian, season 4 onward)
Adina Lucaciu (Romanian, Equestria Girls)
Bárbara Lourenço (European Portuguese, season 2)
Larisa Brokhman (Russian, seasons 1-3 and Equestria Girls)
Olga Shorokhova (Russian, season 4 onward)
Anna Kiselyova (Russian, The Movie)
Aleksandra Širkić (Serbian, Minimax)
Jelena Petrović (Serbian, Mini Ultra)
Ariadna Jiménez (European Spanish)
Claudia Motta (Latin American Spanish, TV version)
Maggie Vera (S1E11, one quote in Winter Wrap Up (song))
Giset Blanco (Latin American Spanish, S1E3 (demo version) and promos)
Emma Lewin (Swedish)
Puntita LekChareon (Thai, season 1)
Araya Marit (Thai, season 2 onward)
Supinsaa Haan (Thai, The Movie)
Burcu Güneştutar (Turkish)
Yulia Perenchuk (Ukrainian, seasons 1-3)
Anastasiya Zinovenko (Ukrainian, Equestria Girls, season 4, and Rainbow Rocks)
Kateryna Braykovska (Ukrainian, season 5 onward)
Antonie Talacková (Czech, season 3)
Roberta Bartůňková (Czech, season 4)
Stéphanie Vondenhoff (French, season 5)
Nathalie Stas (French)
Nabila Najwa (Indonesian, season 1)
Renata Bertolas (Italian, season 1)
Maria Silvia Roli (Italian, season 3)
Anna Sochacka (Polish, seasons 4-7 and Best Gift Ever)
Mônica Toniolo (Brazilian Portuguese, season 1)
Vânia Canto (Brazilian Portuguese, season 3 onward)
Bárbara Lourenço (European Portuguese)
Anastasia Lapina (Russian, seasons 1-4)
Mariya Ivaschenko (Russian, season 5)
Valeriya Antonova (Russian, season 6)
Anastasiya Romanova (Russian, season 7)
Kristina Romanskaya (Russian, season 8 and Best Gift Ever)
Ana Milenković (Serbian, Mini Ultra)
Araya Marit (Thai, season 2 onward)

Applejack is a female Earth pony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives and works at Sweet Apple Acres with her grandmother Granny Smith, her older brother Big McIntosh, her younger sister Apple Bloom, and her dog Winona. She represents the element of honesty.

Development and design[]

Applejack Sketch

Concept art of Applejack back in 2008 by Lauren Faust.

Lauren Faust G1 Applejack toy

Lauren Faust's childhood Applejack toy.

Applejack is one of the only two members of the main cast who were part of the original My Little Pony cast in the 1980s animated series, the other member being Spike. Lauren Faust, the show's developer, was inspired to create Applejack by her childhood toy G1 pony Applejack.[1] Faust intended to use more characters from the first My Little Pony series, but Hasbro did not maintain the trademarks to nearly all of the original character names and most names had to be replaced.[2][3][4] Faust used the character's G1 color scheme, abandoning the dark red color from the G3 toy line. Voice actress Ashleigh Ball has cited country singers Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire as inspiration for Applejack's voice and dialect.[5][6] She shares some personality traits with the G1 pony named Starlight (not to be confused with Starlight Glimmer).

As a filly in the flashback from Where the Apple Lies, she's proportioned similarly to Plaid Stripes, "Pearly Whites", "Thunderstruck", filly Fluttershy, later filly Pear Butter, later filly Derpy, and Crystal Hoof.


Applejack is also the name of a strong alcoholic beverage produced from apples. In the episode Bridle Gossip, poison joke causes Applejack to shrink. Spike calls her "Apple Teeny," pronounced the same as appletini, an apple-flavored alcoholic cocktail.

Applejack is the first pony to have her name abbreviated in the show. In Applebuck Season, Twilight Sparkle calls her "A.J.," a nickname that is used again by Spike in Boast Busters, Big McIntosh in Winter Wrap Up, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash in The Last Roundup, Pinkie Pie in MMMystery on the Friendship Express, and Coloratura in The Mane Attraction.

Depiction in the series[]


"This is your sister Applejack - remember? The loyalest of friends and the most dependable of ponies?!"
— Applejack, talking to her brother
Successful Applejack and Winona S1E04

Applejack and Winona, her dog through the sunlight.

Applejack is a brave, reliable, strong, mature, and hard-working pony, although headstrong about doing things on her own. In the episode Applebuck Season, she insists on tackling the annual apple harvest all by herself while her brother Big McIntosh recovers from an injury. Big McIntosh doubts her ability to complete the seemingly insurmountable task (harvesting apples from each and every tree in the orchard, to which there are hundreds), but Applejack is determined. After she diverts a cattle stampede that was headed toward Ponyville, the townsfolk hold a ceremony in her honor, where her close friends champion her helpfulness. She receives her trophy without much fanfare and goes back to her applebucking. She becomes exhausted but continues to buck trees and repeatedly refuses Twilight Sparkle's many offers of assistance. She eventually faints at the sight of the scores of apple trees she still has to harvest, and finally looks past her pride and accepts help from her friends. She shows in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 that she truly learned this lesson, as she was touched by her friends' offers to help as "honorary family members" and immediately accepts.

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The Apple Family.

In Apple Family Reunion, when Granny Smith gives the job of hosting the reunion to Applejack, she is determined to host as many activities as she can so they can create many good memories. However, despite her good intentions, Applejack becomes too caught up in her planning to realize that the most important thing about the reunion is to bond with your family. Eventually, she learns her lesson, and brings the family back together to rebuild the demolished barn.


Applejack speaks with a Southern American accent, a thick southern drawl, similar to the accent of the southwestern Missouri and Oklahoma Ozarks, where there are a great number of apple orchards. In numerous episodes, she refers to members of her friends and family as "sugarcube" as a sign of affection.

She has no reservations about getting dirty or messy or having any proper eating etiquette, much to Rarity's dismay during a sleepover in Look Before You Sleep, walking in Twilight's library with muddy hooves, chewing with her mouth open and burping, and unwilling to bother with making the bed. Applejack says in A Dog and Pony Show, "Now I'm used to pickin' myself up and dustin' myself off, but Rarity won't even touch mud unless it's imported." A rare exception is seen in A Bird in the Hoof, when she is reluctant to begin eating at Princess Celestia's brunch because she does not know which dish is "proper" to eat first.

In Sisterhooves Social, Applejack does not take offense when Rarity calls the competition held at the Apple farm "uncouth". Applejack simply tells Sweetie Belle that her big sister Rarity thinks everything is uncouth but that she will come around in time. She gently offers Rarity advice on how to compromise and better get along with Sweetie Belle, which Rarity gratefully accepts.

Applejack dislikes things that are "girly" and "fancy", like the froufrou dresses in Suited For Success. Applejack describes in a flashback in The Cutie Mark Chronicles how she tried being a pony of elegance for a short time as a young filly by moving to Manehattan to live with her Aunt and Uncle Orange, but she ultimately decided to return to the farm after she realized that she was homesick and found it hard to fit in. When Apple Bloom starts speaking French in The Cutie Pox, Applejack says her sister is "speakin' in fancy". Despite her disdain for "fancy" things, however, she crafts a heart-shaped ice sculpture in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 and enjoys wearing a dress in Simple Ways.

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Putting her hat on at the wedding.

She almost always wears a light brown stetson hat, which she usually removes before sleeping. She is the only one of the six main characters to keep her mane and tail tied back in a "ponytail". Applejack takes great pride in her hat and seldom goes anywhere without it. In the episode A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 she hastily puts on her hat over her headband while Rarity is busy crying for Princess Cadance and Shining Armor. During the episode The Mysterious Mare Do Well, Applejack is the only pony to keep the hat on when Rainbow Dash realizes that it was her friends that were the hero stealing her thunder. Also, in the many times that she has been made to wear a dress, she usually has a revised version of her stetson. Even her handpicked dress in Suited For Success has a hat, although it isn't her normal one. Applejack also has more than one hat in Magic Duel because Big McIntosh, Apple Bloom, Granny Smith, and Applejack herself are each wearing copies of the hat at the same time. In Somepony to Watch Over Me, the Apple family home has a whole closet with Applejack's hats, along with pink bows for Apple Bloom. Three of Applejack's acquisitions of her hats have been specified:

  • In Hot Minute with Applejack, Applejack's hat is identified as one that she won bobbing for apples at the Ponyville Fair.
  • In Made in Manehattan, Applejack's hat becomes damaged from all of the work put into restoring the park. At the end of the episode, Rarity drops Applejack's damaged hat into a trash can and buys her a new hat from Manehattan.
  • In My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Applejack's hat is identified as one that Bright Mac gave her.

Stubbornness and giving in[]

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Applejack and Rainbow Dash's rivalry during the Iron Pony competition.

Applejack is occasionally very stubborn and inflexible, causing her to be hostile toward others or incapable of seeing alternate solutions to a problem.

In Look Before You Sleep, she lets her feud with Rarity ruin Twilight Sparkle's sleepover; and in Fall Weather Friends, she allows herself to become just as underhanded as Rainbow Dash in her attempt to win. In both of these situations, she eventually lets go of her pride and is the first to apologize. She is quick to argue with Rainbow Dash in Over a Barrel, worsening the tension between the residents of Appleloosa and the buffalo.

In Applebuck Season, she shows great resilience when being offered help, working herself past exhaustion in the midst of trying to harvest the entire apple orchard on her own. Her fatigue has shown through considerably by the time she finally accepts assistance from her friends.

In Bats!, Applejack clashes with Fluttershy over how to deal with a swarm of vampire fruit bats. When her methods lead to Fluttershy becoming a bat herself, Applejack soon relents, giving a portion of the orchard to the bats. She also demonstrates a difficulty of changing her habits and routines in Applejack's "Day" Off.

Empathy and care[]

Applejack is often shown to be one of the more empathetic members of the main cast, putting the needs and feelings of others before her own.

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Applejack acting motherly to a tree in Over a Barrel.

In The Ticket Master, Applejack states that her reason for wanting to attend the Grand Galloping Gala is so she can sell enough treats to buy a replacement hip for Granny Smith. In Dragonshy, despite the other ponies' impatience (with the exception of Pinkie Pie) with Fluttershy, Applejack is willing to take the long way around the mountain with her in order to help her up. Applejack is also the first to notice Twilight Sparkle's glumness in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1, and she is the only one to apologize for not listening to her in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2. In Sleepless in Ponyville she is the only pony who notices that Scootaloo is abnormally nervous and jumpy. In Castle Sweet Castle, she is the one to suggest uprooting the Golden Oak Library's roots and making a castle chandelier for Twilight. In Brotherhooves Social, Applejack attempts to talk to Big McIntosh about what put him in a sour mood before being called away.

Applejack pulls back Rainbow Dash by her tail when the latter is about to do something rash, as seen in the episodes Friendship is Magic, part 1, Friendship is Magic, part 2, The Ticket Master, Dragonshy, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, and The Crystal Empire - Part 2.

In Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1, Applejack is the one to assure Twilight that they and their friends will always be connected through the Elements of Harmony. She is also the first to take Twilight's safety into consideration for Equestria's sake in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2.

On occasion, Applejack gets carried away with her empathy, especially with Apple Bloom. In Bridle Gossip, Applejack becomes overprotective of Apple Bloom when Zecora comes into Ponyville. Her overprotective nature comes into play again in the episode Somepony to Watch Over Me. In Fame and Misfortune, she takes care of random ponies who have decided to live on the farmstead wanting to be part of the Apple family, despite the work and stress it causes for the main members.


"Applejack, who reassured me when I was in doubt, represents the spirit of... honesty!"
— Twilight Sparkle, Friendship is Magic, part 2
Twilight let go S1E2

Applejack tells Twilight to let go.

Applejack represents the element of honesty. Twilight Sparkle deduces this in Friendship is Magic, part 2, explaining that Applejack demonstrated her honesty when they faced their challenges against Nightmare Moon. Applejack finds it difficult to go against her natural honesty in Party of One when she has to lie about why she cannot attend Gummy's after-birthday party. She sweats and grins nervously under Pinkie Pie's scrutiny despite having the most credible excuse: needing to buck apples.

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Applejack hypnotized by Discord's spell.

In The Return of Harmony Part 1, Applejack is the first pony to be hypnotized and brainwashed by Discord, causing her and her hat to turn into a greyer shade. Applejack becomes a compulsive liar, throwing hurtful and sarcastic jabs at her friends. Initially, her lies are not particularly convincing or malicious, but they grow more ridiculous and harmful as the corruption intensifies. In one of her lies when, she tells Rarity that Twilight told her to split Tom, and Rarity starts doing martial arts on her. Twilight also bowls Applejack over when performing the memory spell right after Applejack asked, "Where you went when I was battlin' Discord?" She is also the first pony to have her corruption cured by Twilight, and one of the first things she does is apologize.

In The Last Roundup, she refuses to tell her friends why she abandoned Ponyville to work on a Dodge Junction cherry farm. She avoids telling the truth throughout the episode until the end, at which point she explains that she did not win first place nor any prize money in the Equestria Rodeo, so she got a job at the farm to earn money for Ponyville.

In Rarity Takes Manehattan, Applejack remarks candidly about Rarity's "pretty rotten" actions, much to Rainbow Dash's surprise.

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The rainbow leading Applejack to tell the truth.

The limits of Applejack's honesty are put to the test in Leap of Faith. When Flim and Flam sell their placebo potion to Granny Smith, Applejack endorses the product, while knowing it is a fake, because it visibly makes Granny Smith feel happier. Once the placebo effect leads Granny Smith to attempt a dangerous dive, she turns honest about the product. Her honesty rubs off on Silver Shill for the product, who comes to realize he had been helping to deceive other ponies.

Applejack's values of honesty are explored in detail in Where the Apple Lies. When she and Big McIntosh were younger, they had conflicting ideas on how to run Sweet Apple Acres. She tries to make an arrangement with Filthy Rich where he sells Apple family cider in his store, but when the arrangement goes south and threatens to sever all business ties between the Apple and Rich families, Applejack tells one lie after another in order to keep their families' relations stable. Her lies quickly spiral out of control, however, and Applejack eventually confesses to everyone involved. After this experience, she learns to value being honest.

The episode The Perfect Pear reveals that Applejack inherited her strong values of honesty from her father Bright Mac. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #23, Applejack's personal beliefs on honesty are directly connected to her Elements of Harmony, making her physically incapable of lying.


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Applejack, as a foal, with half-eaten fritters.

Applejack possesses a huge appetite in A Bird in the Hoof and Apple Family Reunion. Granny Smith recalls the time when Apple Split found Applejack as a foal eating all the apple fritters, showing that she "had the appetite of a full-grown stallion."



Applejack possesses incredible physical strength due to, as she explains in Fall Weather Friends, years of applebucking, the practice of harvesting apple trees by kicking them to knock the apples down. Some examples are in the following episodes:

  • Applebuck Season: Even when she is sleep-deprived, Applejack clears all of the apples out of a tree in a single kick. In the episode Over a Barrel, the citizens of Appleloosa work in groups and kick multiple times to harvest apples from a single tree.
  • Dragonshy: Before Twilight enters the dragon cave, Applejack turns a pair of apples into projectiles with a single kick on each, causing them to break upon impact against a rock. She demonstrates similar feats in Spike at Your Service, launching rocks at a group of timberwolves, and Buckball Season, breaking a hole through a wooden target board.
  • Fall Weather Friends: In the bucking contest, Applejack uses one hind hoof and bucks the hammer so hard that it breaks and sends the bell flying.
  • The Mysterious Mare Do Well: While dressed up, she stops a bus from falling with a single kick.
  • Leap of Faith: When trying to "rescue" Granny Smith while the latter swims, Applejack knocks over a tall tree with a single kick.
  • Shadow Play - Part 1: Applejack stops a massive boulder with her hind legs before it can crush a group of ponies, then kicks it a considerable distance away.


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Applejack using her lasso.

Applejack possesses extraordinary athletic abilities. She and Rainbow Dash compete in the Iron Pony competition in Fall Weather Friends, where their athletic feats draw a sizable crowd. Applejack demonstrates her skills with a lasso in several episodes and in My Little Pony The Movie.

In The Mysterious Mare Do Well, Applejack refers to her left and right hind hooves as "Bucky McGillycuddy" and "Kicks McGee" respectively.

In Going to Seed, Applejack bucks three apple trees in one spinning motion.


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Applejack's stand at the gala.

Pinkie Pie describes Applejack as "one of the best bakers ever" in Applebuck Season. Applejack sells apple-based foods at a concession stand in The Best Night Ever. In an earlier episode, Applejack describes to Twilight how she will use the money from the concession stand to upgrade the barn roof, buy a new plow for Big McIntosh, and replace Granny Smith's hip. In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1, Princess Celestia asks Applejack to prepare refreshments and the wedding cake for Princess Cadance and Shining Armor's royal wedding. She cheers up a grumpy Twilight with an apple fritter during the wedding preparations. In Apple Family Reunion, Applejack shows her skill at making apple fritters to her relatives. In the episode Rainbow Falls, she makes an abundance of apple brown bettys for the Ponyville air relay team.


Applejack stops a cow stampede in Applebuck Season with only the help of her dog, Winona. Twilight Sparkle seeks her help first when she is looking for a way to herd the parasprites out of Ponyville in Swarm of the Century. Applejack and her family also herd the Pinkie Pies together by Twilight's instructions in Too Many Pinkie Pies.

Playing musical instruments[]

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Playing the fiddle.

Applejack demonstrates an affinity for playing musical instruments throughout the series. In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, she plays a fiddle during the picture montage in Love is in Bloom. In Pinkie Apple Pie, she plays a banjo during Apples to the Core. In Somepony to Watch Over Me, she plays a snake charming flute to save Apple Bloom from a chimera. In a flashback in The Mane Attraction, she accompanies Coloratura on the acoustic guitar during a camp talent show. In a flashback or fantasy in Twilight's Seven, Applejack's alter ego Apple Chord is a talented, and later very famous, guitar player.

Experience as a Ponyville citizen[]

Throughout the first season, Applejack tells Twilight Sparkle about the way things are in Ponyville. She gets upset with Twilight for using magic during Winter Wrap Up, and tells her "That's not how we do it 'round here, Twilight, and especially not on mah farm", although she quickly regrets her outburst when Twilight runs off in tears.

She explains to Twilight in Feeling Pinkie Keen that "those of us who have been in Ponyville a while, have learned over time that, if Pinkie's-a-twichin', you better listen."

It is also evident that she has a very good reputation among the citizens of Ponyville. Community-wide ceremonies are held in the episodes Applebuck Season and The Last Roundup to reward her with the Pony of Ponyville award and to send her off for the Equestria Rodeo Competition held in Canterlot respectively. In Leap of Faith, a herd of ponies are convinced to buy the tonic of the Flim Flam Brothers because of her approval.

Cutie mark[]

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Applejack tells of how she left the apple farm.

In Call of the Cutie, Applejack tells her sister that she was the last one in her class to get a cutie mark, a trait that seems to run in their family; Granny Smith and Big McIntosh were also the last ponies in their classes to get their cutie marks. In The Cutie Mark Chronicles, Applejack tells the Cutie Mark Crusaders the story of how she got her cutie mark. It begins with a young Applejack leaving the farm to live with her upper class relatives, the Oranges, in a big city called Manehattan. However, she finds it hard to fit in and becomes terribly homesick. The rainbow left in the wake of Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom convinces her to return home. Applejack realizes that she truly belongs on the family farm, and her cutie mark, three apples, appears.

The Apple family[]

Main article: Apple family

Applejack's immediate and extended family is featured in the show multiple times. This includes her big brother Big McIntosh, her little sister Apple Bloom, her grandmother Granny Smith, and many more distant relatives. The episode Pinkie Apple Pie suggests that Pinkie Pie may be among these distant relatives, but all evidence shown leaves this ambiguous.

Applejack's parents[]

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Applejack viewing two shooting stars.

The whereabouts of Applejack's parents is touched on in the episode Apple Family Reunion. At the end of the episode, the shot fades to a view of Sweet Apple Acres as two shooting stars fly through the sky. The shooting stars are meant to represent Applejack's parents, according to storyboard artist Sabrina Alberghetti.[7] In Crusaders of the Lost Mark, Applejack tells Apple Bloom that their parents would be proud of her after she receives her cutie mark. Applejack's mother is referred to in the chapter book Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo.

Applejack's parents Bright Mac and Pear Butter appear in flashback in the season seven episode The Perfect Pear, in which they are revealed to have had a Romeo and Juliet-like romance as a result of a feud between the Apple family and Pear family.

Lauren Faust had previously mentioned that the whereabouts of Applejack's parents has not been planned, and that the show is unlikely to mention that they've passed away.[8] Faust stated that while she wanted it to be the case, she "didn't think they would allow it."[9]

Depiction in Equestria Girls[]

Main article: Applejack (EG)

My Little Pony Equestria Girls[]

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Applejack in Equestria Girls.

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Applejack accompanies Twilight to her first princess summit in the Crystal Empire, and she witnesses Sunset Shimmer steal Twilight's crown. In an alternate world, Applejack's human counterpart appears as a high school student.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks[]

Applejack briefly appears in the sequel My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks at Twilight's castle, where she hears the legend of the sirens.

Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship[]

In Forgotten Friendship, Applejack is depicted in stained glass at Canterlot Castle.

Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown[]

Applejack appears in Ponyville, waving to Rainbow Dash and pulling a wagon as Sci-Twi, human Rainbow Dash, and Sunset Shimmer hide inside.

Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie[]

In My Little Pony The Movie, Applejack and the Apple family are in charge of food for the Festival of Friendship in Canterlot. When the city is invaded by the Storm King's forces, led by Tempest Shadow, Applejack and her friends escape to seek out the "Queen of the Hippos"—later specified to be Queen Novo of the Hippogriffs—for help. During their journey, they are nearly sold into slavery by Capper and thrown overboard Captain Celaeno's airship. In the underwater kingdom of Seaquestria, Applejack and her friends almost convince Novo to help them save their home from the Storm King, but Twilight's attempted theft of Novo's Pearl of Transformation gets them banished from Seaquestria.

Applejack and the rest of the Mane Six have a falling-out with Twilight over her actions, but they—along with other friends they made during their journey—return to Canterlot to rescue her when she gets captured by Tempest. After sneaking into the city and fighting past the Storm King's forces using her lassoing skills, the Mane Six reunite and make amends, and they eventually succeed in defeating the Storm King. In the end, the Friendship Festival resumes, and Applejack and her friends befriend Tempest.

Depiction in My Little Pony: Pony Life[]

Applejack appears as one of the main characters in Pony Life. She is depicted as frequently breaking the fourth wall.

Depiction in My Little Pony: A New Generation[]

Applejack appears at the beginning of A New Generation as part of an imagination sequence with Sunny Starscout's figurines.

Other depictions[] description[]

Having grown up working hard to keep her family's famous apple business growing, Applejack has come to be known as the most down-to-earth, resourceful, and dependable Earth Pony this side of Ponyville! A proud farm pony to the core, she's not afraid to get her hooves dirty and to her, there's nothing a little horse-sense and elbow-grease can't take care of. Incredibly honest, Applejack would never stoop to tell a lie and this makes her a beacon for those seeking advice. Applejack has an impeccable ability to break a situation down to its core and fix it fast, and usually topped off with a wacky country anecdote told with a charming of country twang.[10] second description[]

Here's a pony that's no stranger to hard work. It's Applejack, and she's never afraid to get her hooves dirty! Known for her honesty and integrity, Applejack would never stoop to tell a lie. Dependable and down-to-earth, she isn't afraid of jumping in and getting the job done. Even after a long day of working on the farm, family and friends are always her top priority![11] description[]

Applejack is a country pony who grew up on her family's apple farm. She's down to earth and dependable, and she's not afraid to get her hooves dirty. To her, any job can be done with a little horse sense and hard work. Applejack has a knack for figuring out how to fix a problem -- fast!

Teacher for a Day description[]

The apple of most farmers' eyes, Applejack is one hard-working pony! Dependable and down-to-earth, she isn't afraid of jumping in with all hooves and getting the job done! A real problem solver, and incredibly honest, she is the go-to pony for advice. Charming to the core, this country girl is a friend indeed![12]

My Little Pony (mobile game) descriptions[]

Representing the element of honesty, Applejack is Ponyville's resident farm gal and a dependable, reliable pony who will tell it to you straight.
Applejack is VERY conflicted about becoming an apple-drinking creature of the night. Having wings is pretty neat, though.
Applejack Hippogriff:
A stubborn griff who has taken an interest in the crops grown up on Mount Aris.
Applejack Seapony:
An ambassador of Sweet Apple Acres on both land and sea. This seapony is determined to make sea apples happen.
Breezie Applejack:
Better suited to pollinating apple blossoms than harvesting the fruit, we reckon.
Changeling Applejack:
No matter what form she's shapeshifted into, she always makes sure to say who she really is. It's more honest that way!
Crystal Applejack:
When she visits the Crystal Empire, she's always sure to sample some Crystal Apple Pie.
Dark Changeling Applejack:
She only feeds off of apple-themed love--like being really into organic ciders, for example.
Future Applejack:
It isn't ours to speculate on Applejack's future, but a booming business and a loving, loyal relationship seem likely.
Kirin Applejack:
That there horn's tailor-made for apple-bucking!
Mogul Applejack:
Ever since taking a dip in those hot springs, Applejack has had a LOT of ideas about becoming a world-bestriding, amoral corporate behemoth... Maybe it's a coincidence?
New Year's Parade Applejack:
Work hard and honestly this year -- and always with your family at your side.
Nightmare Applejack:
Dreams of poor harvests and withered orchards, embodied.
Nirik Applejack:
See this? This is the face of Kirin Applejack after hearing Flim and Flam's latest advertising jingle.
Pirate Applejack:
Once she's done sailing the seven skies in search of adventure, she's planning to repurpose her pirate cutlass as a weed-trimmer.
Rainbowfied Applejack:
Notably, the Rainbowification process adds an apple on top of her hat. It probably tastes delicious!
Retro Applejack:
She's jamming out only to the best apple preserves!
Sombraverse Applejack:
Working on a wartime factory farm has really done a number on alt-historical Applejack's can-do spirit. That mane-net isn't helping, either.
Young Applejack:
Just as honest of an apple--but a good bit greener.

My Little Pony magazine description[]

  • Playful
  • Practical
  • Honest

Applejack is Ponyville's resident farm gal! Never afraid of getting dirty, she loves to play outside and would never hurt another pony's feelings.

The Elements of Harmony guidebook[]

APPLEJACK is Ponyville's resident farm gal! She lives just outside town at Sweet Apple Acres with her family. Applejack has come to be known as the most down-to-earth, resourceful, and dependable pony around. A talented arborculturalist, Applejack is the kind of pony who ain't afraid to get her hooves dirty. This hardworking Earth Pony is family-oriented and always ready to help Granny Smith or her little sister, Apple Bloom. Incredibly honest, Applejack would never stoop to telling a lie. However, her honesty and practicality keeps her from being as sensitive to others' feelings as she could be, despite her best intentions. Although Applejack can be a bit set in her ways, her friends know they can always count on this trustworthy pony to come through for them when they need her most.

Volume II guidebook[]

Lookin' for a pony who tells it like it is? Applejack's yer gal! Some fillies can't handle the truth, but don't worry your pretty little head. She might be blunt, she's also as sweet as can be (when she wants to be). Whether family or friend, Applejack has your back! She'll work her hooves till they're sore and, at the end of the day, still devote time to her best friends. That's loyalty. Just don't make her do girly stuff—it's not her favorite. Applejack has learned a lot over the years, including the real value of honesty. That's what a regular pony might call maturity, but Applejack calls it good ol'-fashioned learnin'.[]

The Meet the Ponies page of an Australian My Little Pony Wedding promotional site uses fanart of Applejack.[13][14]

The Art of My Little Pony The Movie description[]

APPLEJACK is Ponyville's resident farm gal! She lives just outside town at Sweet Apple Acres with her family. Applejack has come to be known as the most down-to-earth, resourceful, and dependable Pony around. Although Applejack can be a bit set in her ways, her friends know they can always count on this trustworthy Pony to come through for them when they need her most.

Applejack represents the Element of Honesty!

My Little Pony Essential Handbook[]

Applejack is the hardest working pony in Equestria. She is very close to her family and is always helping on the farm. Her competitiveness can get the best of her, but she has the biggest heart and values honesty in everypony.


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
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"Well, howdy-doo, Miss Twilight, a pleasure makin' your acquaintance. I'm Applejack. We here at Sweet Apple Acres sure do like making new friends!"
Friendship is Magic, part 1
"Soup's on, everypony!"
— Friendship is Magic, part 1
"What I'm sayin' to you is the honest truth. Let go, and you'll be safe."
— To Twilight Sparkle, Friendship is Magic, part 2
"Why of all the... This is your sister Applejack, remember? The loyalest of friends and the most dependable of ponies?"
Applebuck Season
"You're a mighty good athlete. I'm just better."
— To Rainbow Dash, Fall Weather Friends
"Uh, beg pardon, Rarity, but uh, we don't normally wear clothes."
The Best Night Ever
"I was talking to... uh... nopony! Nopony whatsoever!"
The Return of Harmony, part 1
"I saw a vision of us feudin' and fightin'. I couldn't face the truth, so I started tellin' lies. Can you ever forgive me?"
The Return of Harmony, part 2
"My sister's speakin' in fancy!"
The Cutie Pox
"Dear Princess Celestia, It's a tad easier to be proud when you come in first than it is when you finish further back. But there's no reason to hide when you don't do as well as you'd hoped. You can't run away from your problems. Better to run to your friends and family."
The Last Roundup
"I didn't learn anything! I was right all along!"
The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
"C'mon, y'all. Let's go check on the princess."
A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
"Sorry, Twi. We should have listened to you."
A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
"Y'all come back here and clean up after yourselves this instant!"
— To Pinkie Pie clones, Too Many Pinkie Pies
"Forget it, Trixie! I ain't doin' nothin' 'til you let Twilight come home!"
Magic Duel
"The Summer Sun Celebration may have brought us together, but it's something much bigger that'll always keep us connected. Exhibit A: The six of us are united by the Elements of Harmony. No amount of royal duties is gonna change that."
Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1
"Listen here, you rabid rhododendrons! You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us!"
— To Plunderseeds, Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2
"Yeah, you were pretty rotten."
— To Rarity, Rarity Takes Manehattan
"Believin' in somethin' can help you do amazin' things. But if that belief is based on a lie, eventually it's gonna lead to real trouble."
Leap of Faith
"Made me sit up proud like a corn stalk in August."
Equestria Games
"Yee-haw! Finally I can buck like a five-bit snake herder in an Appleloosa ranch house again!"
The Cutie Map - Part 2
"Oh, sugarcube, if Mom and Dad were here, they'd be so proud of ya."
— To Apple Bloom, Crusaders of the Lost Mark
"Now, now, don't go gettin' yourself into a tizzy there, Rara. Svengallop turned you into Countess Coloratura and acted like your friend so he could enjoy the perks that came with bein' a star. But the real perk of friendship is gettin' to see your friend bein' true to their self. And Rara, when you're simply yourself, you're the brightest star I've ever seen shine."
The Mane Attraction
"Thanks, y'all. I guess I just got so used to doin' everythin' a certain way, I didn't realize there were any problems."
Applejack's "Day" Off
"Wait an apple-pickin' minute!"
The Perfect Pear
"These Kirin are quieter than an apple blossom on snowfall."
Sounds of Silence
"Puttin' those two in their places makes me all warm and fuzzy inside."
— Referring to Flim and Flam, My Little Pony Best Gift Ever
"Yeehaw every pony! Soon you can hoof it on over to the sweetest place in Equestria! Guess where it is?"
— Promotional image for My Little Pony (mobile game)[15]


Applejack calls Spike noble S03E09

Applejack image gallery

See also[]


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