Fetter Keys (left) and Star Spur (right)
|Occupation||Appleloosa deputy sheriffs|
|Eyes|| Light sapphire blue (Star Spur)|
Brilliant harlequin (Fetter Keys)
|Mane|| Arctic bluish black and dark opalish gray (Star Spur)|
Brilliant orange (Fetter Keys)
|Coat|| Grayish azure (Star Spur)|
Light yellow (Fetter Keys)
| Cutie mark|
Junior deputy Star Spur and senior deputy Fetter Keys are Sheriff Silverstar's deputy sheriffs in Appleoosa's Most Wanted. Star Spur has a bluish gray coat, two-tone black mane and tail, blue eyes, and a cutie mark of a blue star and white shooting star. Fetter Keys has a yellow coat, orange mane and tail, green eyes, and a cutie mark of a key ring. They are unnamed in the show, "Fetter Keys" being a placeholder name, but they are named varyingly in merchandise and other depictions.
DevelopmentAccording to series character designer and season five art director Rebecca Dart, Fetter Keys' design was inspired by actor Don Knotts. Character designer Kora Kosicka "didn't base either of them on anyone in particular".
Depiction in the seriesStar Spur and Fetter Keys appear in the season five episode Appleoosa's Most Wanted as Sheriff Silverstar's deputy sheriffs of Appleloosa. The two deputies work together with Silverstar to keep Appleloosa safe from the "notorious outlaw" named Trouble Shoes.
Some time during the episode, Silverstar beats the two deputies at a card game, and Applejack and Braeburn inform them that Trouble Shoes kidnapped the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Upon locating Trouble Shoes, Silverstar and the deputies place him under arrest and escort him to jail. The deputies are last seen when Trouble Shoes takes responsibility for his actions and accepts his punishment.
In Fame and Misfortune, Star Spur appears at Sweet Apple Acres with an apple-themed cutie mark taped over his real one.
Star Spur and Fetter Keys are playable characters in Gameloft's mobile game, referred to simply as "Junior Deputy" and "Senior Deputy" respectively. Junior Deputy's in-game description states, "This male blue pony is a deputy with an eye for security... and great-looking hats! With Junior Deputy on the case, law-breaking ponies everywhere better beware!" Senior Deputy's in-game description states, "A master tracker, Senior Deputy can track anypony anywhere in Equestria... with Sheriff Silverstar's help, of course."
MerchandiseIn the Equestrian Odysseys expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, Star Spur is named on card #33 C, which lists the quote "Do you have a permit to carry that pie? I think the sheriff will wanna hear about this..."
- — Star Spur, Appleoosa's Most Wanted
- — Fetter Keys, Appleoosa's Most Wanted
- "Do you have a permit to carry that pie? I think the sheriff will wanna hear about this..."
- — Star Spur, Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys card #33 C of Star Spur
- "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you by an angry mob of Appleoosans."
- — Star Spur, Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys card #169 U, Under Arrest
- Junior Deputy on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Senior Deputy on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Star Spur, Appleoosan Deputy on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- ↑ Rebecca Dart (2015-05-08). @SGT_Stampede @TheBiggestJim The one was inspired by Don Knotts. The other one, you'll have to ask @kkosicka. Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 January 23.
- ↑ Kora Kosicka (2015-05-08). @R_Dart @SGT_Stampede @TheBiggestJim Are we talking about the blue and yellow sheriffs? I didn't base either of them on anyone in particular. Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 January 23.