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Humans
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Human students of Canterlot High School in My Little Pony Equestria Girls
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Humans are a species of sapient beings that is depicted and alluded to throughout the My Little Pony franchise.

Development

On August 28, 2011, Jayson Thiessen was asked regarding the show "Humans? Please tell me that you will not add them at any point" and answered "heavens no!"[1] On August 5 and October 6, 2012, comic book artist Andy Price respectively stated regarding the comic "Humans: Nope. Nothing that does a major stray from what is established in the show"[2] and "WILL THERE BE HUMANS? No. We will not be changing the direction set by the show, nor will we introduce elements that do not fit the show."[3]

Depiction in the series

Pinkie Pie and Gummy wearing human-nosed Groucho glasses.

Humans have been alluded to on several occasions. In Sonic Rainboom, Pinkie Pie wears a foam finger representing a human hand while cheering for Rainbow Dash's performance, and while cheering for Maud's graduation in Rock Solid Friendship. Discord also wears one when he gets the idea of hosting his and Fluttershy's next tea party at his house in Discordant Harmony. A blue version appears in The Perfect Pear.

Groucho glasses with human noses on them appear in six episodes: Party of One, where Pinkie Pie and Gummy each wear a pair of Groucho glasses as part of their disguise; It's About Time, where Pinkie's party supplies include multiple pairs of Groucho glasses, one of which is inadvertently worn by Twilight Sparkle after the unicorn crashes into Fluttershy carrying the supplies; Magical Mystery Cure, where Fluttershy, Spike, and Pinkie wear Groucho glasses; Celestial Advice, where a pair of Groucho glasses is worn by Discord and then, inadvertently, Thorax; Hard to Say Anything, where Sweetie Belle uses Groucho glasses to disguise herself when she, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo go to stow away in Big McIntosh's delivery cart, then she wears them again when they watch Big Mac and Sugar Belle through Sugar Belle's bakery window, and Scootaloo later wears them while taking Sugar Belle's saddlebag as part of a plan to get Big Mac to impress Sugar Belle, and when Scootaloo distracts Sugar Belle; Fame and Misfortune, where Pinkie is talking to a clone of herself wearing the glasses during the song Flawless; and Marks for Effort, where Scootaloo wears Groucho glasses to sneak into Rainbow Dash's class.

A human outline on the wall.

A drawing of a human silhouette pinned to the wall appears in the episodes Baby Cakes and A Friend in Deed. Iron Will, who appears in Putting Your Hoof Down, is a minotaur: a therianthropic hybrid of a human and a bull. Lord Tirek, who appears in the season four finale, is a centaur: a therianthropic hybrid of a human and a horse. Creatures such as dragons, Diamond Dogs, draconequi and griffons have opposable thumbs and can talk.


From left to right: Timothy Packford, Jim Miller, Katrina Hadley, Jayson Thiessen, and Ishi Rudell.

In Slice of Life, an image of four crew members for the show wearing horse masks and the co-director of Rainbow Rocks wearing a zebra mask appears as a single frame in the sequence when DJ Pon-3's electrical music cart crashes into the Twilicane. Additionally, Dr. Hooves questions Jeff Letrotski's use of the word 'man' as a verbal tic.

Depiction in Equestria Girls

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Humans appear throughout the My Little Pony Equestria Girls franchise. In the first film, Twilight Sparkle is transformed into a human when she travels to a world populated by humans with multicolored skin. While there, she meets human counterparts of her pony friends and other humans who strongly resemble ponies living in Equestria.

Other depictions

Various humans have appeared along with ponies in merchandise and in other media such as commercials, some humans being cartoon characters and others being played by live-action actors. Cartoon humans include characters who appear on some of WeLoveFine's My Little Pony Project 2012 art shirts, characters who appear in Electronic Arts' Hasbro iOS app Monopoly Hotels, and characters from other Hub-aired shows who appear in some of the channel's promotional crossover media.

Live-action humans include the both-self-played Katherine and Sophie in Unofficial Royal Wedding Pastry Chefs, the self-played Tori Spelling in nine Hub promos set around A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 and A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, the self-played Mallory Hagan in Hub promos set around Magical Mystery Cure, Gavin, Isabella, Elle on the Inside, Faye, Hannah, Amaryllis, Brendan, and others in PonyChat, young girls in other promos (with Princess Celestia in one for Target's Canterlot toys and other merchandise, with Princess Cadance in one for the Pony Wedding talking toy of her, with Pinkie Pie and Rarity in ones for the Pony Wedding toy of the Pony Princess Wedding Castle, and/or with Princess Twilight Sparkle in ones for the Friendship Rainbow Kingdom playset), students and a teacher at Hub High School with Rainbow Dash and Megatron from Transformers Prime in the Hub promo Hub High, and members of The Aquabats in The Aquabats! Super Show! episode Cowboy Android![4] and in some of The Hub's promotional crossover media.

The UK & Ireland version of Boomerang's promotional webpage[5] and commercial for their 2011 Make it a My Little Pony Christmas competition both show Santa Claus in silhouette, with his flying sleigh pulled by Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle on the webpage and by Princess Celestia in the commercial. Santa Claus was similarly an unseen character in previous generations of My Little Pony.

Live-action teenage girls portray the Mane Six, Sunset Shimmer, the Dazzlings, and other characters in various Equestria Girls, Rainbow Rocks, and Friendship Games promotional media and music videos.

An edited version of pre-Equestria Girls fanart of the Mane Six as humans[6] was posted by the official European Spanish My Little Pony Facebook page on June 26, 2015.[7]

In an Instagram Q&A, Grogar references stage magicians Penn and Teller, and Lord Tirek calls former wrestler-turned actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson one of his idols.[8]

Gallery

See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks/Animated shorts/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Animated shorts/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls Minis/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Dance Magic/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together (season 1)/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Choose Your Own Ending/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together (season 2)/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown/Gallery
See also: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass/Gallery

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References

  1. Jayson Thiessen (2011-08-28). JaysonTee comments on I'm Jayson Thiessen, supervising director of MLPFiM, AMA. Retrieved on 2012 September 1.
  2. Andy Price (2012-08-05). Conventions and more MLP Questions. Retrieved on 2012 September 1.
  3. Andy Price (2012-10-06). Important News on the MLP Comic. Retrieved on 2012 October 16.
  4. "Winging It" - The Aquabats! Super Show! (2013-05-22). Retrieved on 2013 September 26.
  5. MyLittlePony. Retrieved on 2012 September 1.
  6. My Little Pony Humanized Wallpaper. DeviantArt (2013-01-04). Retrieved on 2015 June 26.
  7. Timeline Photos. Facebook (2015-06-26). Retrieved on 2015 June 26.
  8. Discovery Family. "The Most Evil Q&A Ever". Instagram. Retrieved on 2019 September 23.
  9. コトブキヤのMY LITTLE PONY美少女シリーズ、ついにMANE6が全員集合! 続々フィギュア化予定です! #Hasbro #HasbroFTW #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #コトブキヤWF https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1094393007128760320/photo/1. Twitter (2019-02-10). Retrieved on 2019 February 10.
  10. We're excited to finally reveal the entire Mane Six for the MY LITTLE PONY BISHOUJO series! We're working on a figure of each character! #Hasbro #hasbroftw #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1094400558360940544/photo/1. Twitter (2019-02-10). Retrieved on 2019 February 10.
  11. 【展示情報】 『MY LITTLE PONY美少女』シリーズより「ラリティ」の原型初公開!コトブキヤブースにて展示中です。 #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxmylittlepony #bishoujo #山下しゅんや #sdcc2019 #sdcc https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1151642742981824512/photo/1. Twitter (2019-07-18). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  12. 【展示情報】 『MY LITTLE PONY美少女』シリーズより「ラリティ」の原型を国内初展示! #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #BISHOUJO #山下しゅんや #wf2019s #WFコトブキヤ#kotobukiya #コトブキヤ https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1155275426224381952/photo/1. Twitter (2019-07-28). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  13. From Kotobukiya's My Little Pony BISHOUJO series, Rarity's paint master will be showcased for the first time at #NYCC! Head on over to the #Kotobukiya booth to get a first look at this beautiful statue! #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #BISHOUJO #ShunyaYamashita #山下しゅんや https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1179752964711432198/photo/1. Twitter (2019-10-03). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  14. Rainbow Dash's sculpt from Kotobukiya's My Little Pony BISHOUJO series will be on display at the #NYCC #Kotobukiya booth (#1466)! Stop on by this weekend before it's too late! #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #BISHOUJO #ShunyaYamashita #山下しゅんや https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1179754223132532736/photo/1. Twitter (2019-10-03). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  15. コトブキヤ「MY LITTLE PONY美少女シリーズ」を上海で開催される「Bilibili World 2019 SH」 #コトブキヤ ブース で展示中! #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #BISHOUJO #山下しゅんや #コトブキヤ #BW2019 #BWコトブキヤ https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1179917046131433472/photo/1. Twitter (2019-10-04). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  16. 【初公開情報】 「MY LITTLE PONY美少女 サンセットシマ―」のイラストを初公開!MANE6に続く待望のラインナップ!続報をお楽しみに! #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxmylittlepony #bishoujo #山下しゅんや #mylittlepony https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1256403031559532548/photo/1. Twitter (2020-05-02). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  17. Check out Sunset Shimmer in all her glory! Due to popular demand, Sunset Shimmer will be joining Kotobukiya's MY LITTLE PONY BISHOUJO series! Stay tuned for more updates coming soon. Licensed by Hasbro. #Hasbro #KOTOBUKIYAxmylittlepony #bishoujo #mylittlepony #ShunyaYamashita https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1256403031857549312/photo/1. Twitter (2020-05-02). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  18. 【NEW PRODUCT INFO】 As if you didn't already have enough of the ponies... Princess Luna and Princess Celestia both will be joining the Officially Licensed MY LITTLE PONY BISHOUJO series! #Kotobukiya #KOTOBUKIYAxMYLITTLEPONY #BISHOUJO #ShunyaYamashita #KotoExpo https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1297706440141033472/photo/1. Twitter (2020-08-24). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  19. 【商品化決定!】 ビッグニュース!MY LITTLE PONY美少女シリーズから「プリンセス ルナ」「プリンセス セレスティア」がフィギュア化します! 続報をお楽しみに! #MYLITTLEPONY #Hasbro #BISHOUJO https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/1297719550755180545/photo/1. Twitter (2020-08-24). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
  20. 【予約開始】『マイリトルポニー エクエストリアガールズ』より「描き下ろしイラスト Art by 松本能人 Tシャツ」などの予約受付を開始しました!この機会にぜひご予約ください! https://amnibus.com/products/title/704 #マイリトルポニー #エクエストリア・ガールズ ©2021 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. https://twitter.com/AMNIBUS/status/1430365579341221896/photo/1. Twitter (2021-08-25). Retrieved on 2021 August 26.
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