|Residence||With Sweetie Drops in Ponyville|
|Occupation||Ponyville Choir member (Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity)|
S.M.I.L.E. agent (Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E.)
|Mane||¤ Pale, light grayish cyan with white highlights|
|Coat||Very light aquamarine|
|Magic aura|| Brilliant gold (S2E11, S4E25, and S8E20)|
Brilliant gamboge (S4E20, S5E9, and S7E24)
Grayish cornflower blue (S4E22)
Light amaranth (S6E4)
Very pale yellow (Friendship is Magic Issue #20)
Light yellow (Friendship is Magic Issue #30)
Light yellow (Best Gift Ever: A Present for Everypony)
Light brilliant gold ("Shining Lyra")
|Nicknames||Agent Heartstrings, Ly (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony), Lara Heartthrob, Harpy McCardio|
|Relatives||Sweetie Drops (wife)|
Unnamed unicorn mare (ancient relative)
|Voice||Britt McKillip (English, S2E25 and S2E26)|
Ashleigh Ball (English, S5E9 onwards)
Stéphane Excoffier (French)
Maria Hönig (German)
Asami Yoshida (Japanese)
Agnieszka Matynia (Polish, S2E25 and S2E26)
Anna Wodzyńska (Polish, S5E9)
Olga Golovanova (Russian, S2E25, S5E9 onwards)
Larisa Brokhman (Russian, S2E26)
Anca Sigmirean (Romanian)
Natta Hirunsatit (Thai)
Larysa Rusnak (Ukrainian, S5E9)
Lyra Heartstrings, occasionally called simply either Lyra or Heartstrings, is a female unicorn pony who frequently appears as a background character and occasionally in more prominent roles. She has a magic mint coat, brilliant cyan mane and tail with a white streak, sunglow eyes, and a cutie mark of a lyre. The word "heartstrings" refers to deep feelings of love or compassion and is commonly used in the phrase "tug at the heartstrings" which means to cause strong feelings of affection or sympathy.
Design, development, and production
Lyra Heartstrings shares her design with Amethyst Star, Diamond Mint, and Lemony Gem. Her mane style is the same as Rose's and Silverspeed's, and she shares her tail style with Royal Ribbon. Her color scheme is the same as that of "Skyra". She has the same cutie mark as other ponies from the current generation and previous My Little Pony generations. Respective examples are the Earth pony Lyrica Lilac and the G3 Earth pony Bee Bop.
Part of Lyra Heartstrings' name, Lyra, was given by fans before it was adopted officially by Hasbro. Her name first appeared in merchandising as Heartstrings in the accompanying pamphlet of a mystery pack toy released in Europe in January 2012, and was later expanded to Lyra Heartstrings in a Playful Ponies toy, a trading card, the mystery pack toy's U.S. release, another mystery pack toy, a mobile game, a board game, a dog tag checklist, and a collectible card game.
According to a layout artist on the show, background ponies are nameless, but Lyra Heartstrings was labeled "Incidental Unicorn #2" at the studio prior to being named in merchandise and other media and has still been labeled "Incidental Unicorn #2" at the studio as of May 22, 2013. The same layout artist has used Lyra for background gags, such as jumping excitedly, drinking from a cup, or sitting like a human on a bench. Sweetie Drops and Lyra Heartstrings frequently appear together, a pairing explained by the artist to be mostly coincidental and based on aesthetic considerations, as far as season one is concerned. The artist has referred to Lyra and the Earth pony variant of Lyra with moderate cerise eyes as the same pony.
Regarding the Alicorn variant of Lyra Heartstrings in the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #7, colorist Heather Breckel stated on July 9, 2014 "Tony drew it, I just thought it looked like her" and "I have no idea if it was intentional or not, and was in the zone when I colored it so I didn't think anything of it. I just like putting Lyras everywhere :yay:", and editor Bobby Curnow stated on July 10, 2014 "That would be a mistake!"
Depiction in the series
Lyra Heartstrings' first appearance is in Friendship is Magic, part 1 in Canterlot, where she walks with Amethyst Star and waves to Twilight Sparkle. She later attends Pinkie Pie’s surprise party for Twilight in Ponyville.
Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops watch the Iron Pony competition in Fall Weather Friends. In Swarm of the Century, the two marvel at a parasprite that hovers over their table before gobbling up their food, making Lyra cry.
Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops tussle for Smarty Pants in Lesson Zero. In Luna Eclipsed, a unicorn with her coat and eye color dresses as a mummy for Nightmare Night. In Secret of My Excess, Lyra and Sweetie Drops are surprised when Derpy pops out of a nearby well.
In The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Lyra Heartstrings is among the crowd of ponies, beside Rainbow Dash, gazing upon Flim and Flam's Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000. She also sings along during The Flim Flam Brothers.
In Hearts and Hooves Day, Lyra Heartstrings appears next to Sweetie Drops in the village shot and later in Apple Bloom's fantasy scene. In A Friend in Deed, she, Sweetie Drops, and other ponies hop on roofs during Smile Song. In the market scene of Putting Your Hoof Down, she slumps on a table. Later, she sits up, holding a drink, and talking to Sweetie Drops.
In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1, Lyra Heartstrings, Minuette, and Twinkleshine are the unwitting bridesmaids of Queen Chrysalis, who is disguised as Princess Cadance. Lyra Heartstrings says she loves the bridesmaids' dresses that Rarity has made. They are bewitched to do Queen Chrysalis' bidding in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, and try to stop Twilight and the real Cadance from escaping. However, Cadance distracts them with a bouquet of flowers, throwing it into the caves while the bridesmaids jump into the caves after it. They are freed from Chrysalis' control by the end of the episode.
In Magic Duel, she drinks from a cup and stands next to Sweetie Drops. The two dive for cover when Twilight zaps Pinkie. In Magical Mystery Cure, she attends Twilight's coronation. During Life in Equestria, she jumps excitedly in the crowd as Twilight and her friends pass by.
Lyra Heartstrings appears in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1, Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2, and Rainbow Falls. In Pinkie Pride, she appears in the present day and a filly version of her appears in a flashback. She also appears in Simple Ways, Filli Vanilli, It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, and For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils. In Leap of Faith, she appears as a judge of the synchronized swimming contest. While the other judges give Granny Smith and Apple Bloom a 10, she seemingly gives them a "01", although it turns out she was holding the score mark upside down. She appears briefly in Trade Ya! In Equestria Games, goes through a magic inhibitor that disables all unicorn magic in the Equestria Games stadium. She also appears in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.
In Bloom & Gloom, Lyra appears in Apple Bloom's dream running from a swarm of twittermites. In Tanks for the Memories, Lyra participates in the Running of the Leaves. In Make New Friends but Keep Discord, Lyra attends at the Grand Galloping Gala.
Lyra has her first major speaking appearance in Slice of Life, where she and Sweetie Drops help decorate the town hall for Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding. Lyra becomes deeply upset by the revelation that Sweetie Drops, whom she had known as "Bon Bon", has a secret identity as a special agent from Canterlot. They later reconcile in time for the wedding when Lyra divulges one of her own "deepest, darkest secrets", revealing she once ate imported oats that Sweetie Drops had been saving for a special occasion.
In Princess Spike, Lyra is a delegate at the Grand Equestria Pony Summit. She also appears in Party Pooped where she and Sweetie Drops are playing ball and she receives a flower from her best friend. In Amending Fences, Spike refers to Lyra by her full name. She appears as a filly in a flashback and in a photograph with Twilight Sparkle, Lemon Hearts, Minuette, Twinkleshine, and Moon Dancer. She also appears in Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep? in Ponyville's shared dream physically attached to Sweetie Drops. In Canterlot Boutique, Lyra buys a Princess Dress from Canterlot Carousel. Lyra and Sweetie Drops are seen together at the Sisterhooves Social in Brotherhooves Social, and the two are additionally seen together in Crusaders of the Lost Mark, The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows, and What About Discord? She and Sweetie Drops also appear in the final group shot during Friends Are Always There For You in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2.
In Rock Solid Friendship, Pinkie tries to pass Lyra off as a rock shaped like her to have Maud Pie move to Ponyville. She has a speaking role in Triple Threat when Spike helps her resolve an argument with Sweetie Drops.
In The Maud Couple, Lyra appears in the audience at the comedy club with Pinkie Pie and Sweetie Drops and at Maud's birthday party. In The Break Up Break Down, Lyra and Sweetie Drops appear giving each other presents on Hearts and Hooves Day. In The End in Friend, Lyra appears at the cafe with Sweetie Drops, and they witness Rainbow Dash and Rarity's argument.
Best Gift Ever
In The Beginning of the End - Part 2, Lyra appears among the crowd of King Sombra's mind-controlled ponies that attack the Main Six before getting caught in a net. At the beginning of Common Ground, she appears with Sweetie Drops in the buckball stadium. In Between Dark and Dawn, she appears in the audience at the play Celestia and Luna attend during Lotta Little Things.
In 2, 4, 6, Greaaat, Lyra again appears with Sweetie Drops in the audience for the buckball game between the School of Friendship and the School for Gifted Unicorns. In A Trivial Pursuit, they watch the Trivia Trot contest together. In The Summer Sun Setback, Lyra appears with Sweetie Drops in the courtyard during the preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration and later in the ceremony audience. In Dragon Dropped, Lyra appears sharing a milkshake with Sweetie Drops at the Ponyville Cafe.
In A Horse Shoe-In, Lyra attends Octavia and DJ Pon-3's concert with Sweetie Drops. In Growing Up is Hard to Do, the two ride a Ferris wheel together at the Appleloosa County Fair. In The Big Mac Question, Lyra and Sweetie Drops propose to each other with engagement rings.
In The Last Problem, Lyra is shown in newspaper as having gotten married to Sweetie Drops. They later attend Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony and appear in future Ponyville during The Magic of Friendship Grows.
A number of background ponies have Lyra Heartstrings' design with variations on her color scheme. They are included in the appearances table below. The most common of these is an Earth pony that looks like Lyra Heartstrings without a horn. A Lyra Heartstrings with moderate cerise eyes occasionally appears in scenes where Lyra Heartstrings runs around town, either on her own - as in Applebuck Season - or as part of a throng of other ponies, as in Boast Busters and The Ticket Master. However, “running Lyra” does not have cerise eyes in Hearts and Hooves Day, and while she has cerise eyes for most of the race in Fall Weather Friends, they are yellow at the beginning of the race. An Earth pony variant with moderate cerise eyes and a bonnet appears in Over a Barrel and Luna Eclipsed.
Times stated below are approximate and taken from various videos.
|1||2:43 – waving to Twilight Sparkle as she runs past, 16:34 – yelling "Surprise!" at the party, 16:41 ~ 17:42 – mingling at the party, 18:48 – in the town hall next to Sweetie Drops, 19:28, 19:35 – hopping up and down excitedly in anticipation of Princess Celestia's appearance, 19:46 – behind Pinkie Pie, 19:53 – talks to Sweetie Drops in confusion, 20:02, 20:08, 20:53 – lower body only, 21:06 – looking at Twilight, 21:23 – looking fearfully at Nightmare Moon.
Duplicates: 16:36 – behind Twinkleshine at the party, 17:00 – behind Minuette, 17:08 – duplicates behind Twinkleshine and Lemon Hearts, 17:17 – in the foreground, 18:46 – earth pony duplicate on the right balcony, seen again at 19:11, 20:15 – numerous earth pony duplicates in the crowd surveyed by Nightmare Moon.
|2||20:15 – happily running towards Pinkie's party, 20:19 ~ 21:21 – in the foreground, 20:50 – standing in the crowd.|
|3||3:34 ~ 4:10 – in the stands in Rainbow Dash's fantasy, 8:01 – watching Rarity dance in her fantasy, 17:11 – hears "Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala", 17:25 ~ 18:01 – part of the mob crowding around and chasing Twilight.
Duplicates: 3:34 – one duplicate in the audience, 3:38 – another duplicate appears, 17:45 ~ 18:01 – entire pony posse intermittently duplicated for effect.
|4||2:13 – running from the cow stampede in panic (eyes are maroon), 2:25, 4:44 ~ 7:41 – in the audience at the party for Applejack, 14:49 ~ 14:57 – getting free muffin samples, 18:14 ~ 18:23 – running about during the bunny stampede (eyes are maroon again).
Duplicates: 4:44 – several duplicates in the audience.
|5||12:20 – talking to Golden Harvest and Rainbowshine, 13:41 – staring at Fluttershy (visible only very briefly), 19:19 – at Gilda's party, 19:44, 20:37 – laughing at the mutual zapping.|
|6||1:27 – walking around with an earnest expression, 2:18 ~ 10:01 – earth pony version standing in the crowd for Trixie's show, 4:50 – with her horn back, 9:12 – watching Rarity run away, 9:24 ~ 9:50 – near Twilight Sparkle, 15:46 – part of the panic-stricken pony mob, 17:42 – watching the Ursa, 17:44 – emerging from the opposite side of the street, 18:04 – in the crowd congratulating Twilight, 18:35 ~ 20:30 – earth pony version in the crowd, 20:28 – (with her horn).
Duplicates: 2:21 – one earth pony duplicate in the crowd, 2:32, 3:27, 6:13, 6:38, 7:19, 9:12 – two earth pony duplicates in the crowd, 9:24 – one earth pony duplicate, 9:26, 9:35, 9:42, 20:28.
|7||1:46 – appears to be stretching in the park, 2:19 – sitting like a human on a park bench, 2:35 – talking to Sweetie Drops, 2:46 – in the crowd listening to Twilight.|
|10||2:38 – stretching for a bunch of flowers on the ground in the park, 14:01 – with Sweetie Drops outside Sugarcube Corner and marveling at a parasprite, 14:08 – watching the parasprite eat their food and going teary-eyed afterward.|
|11||2:30 – jumping up and down excitedly in the crowd (without a vest), 4:08 – singing while attached to a cart of supplies (with an animal team vest), 4:34 – singing with a hedgehog on her back, 17:18 – arguing over the disorder of the wrap-up, 17:20, 18:06 – standing as other ponies walk off, 18:14 – standing on a stool with a nest in her mouth, 20:25 – in the crowd looking at the mayor and Twilight.|
|12||4:54 – talking to "Tornado Bolt", 15:32 ~ 21:19 – at Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera, 21:16 – dancing.|
|13||4:21 – cheering for Applejack's bell-ringer, 6:25 – drinking from a cup while watching Applejack leap, 6:31 – same thing but with Rainbow Dash, 6:40 ~ 7:25 – in the audience, 9:11 ~ 11:19 – watching the racers line up, 11:27 – at the starting line, 11:36 – starts running (contestant #18), 11:40 ~ 18:22 – running in the Running of the Leaves, 13:20 – passing Applejack, 14:31 – passing Rainbow Dash (contestant #81), 16:41 – (contestant #18), 17:15, 17:42, 18:20 – (contestant #81), 18:51 – bouncing happily near the finish line (tags are gone), 19:23 ~ 19:33 – in the crowd watching Applejack and Rainbow tussle (hornless), 19:29 – with her horn back, 19:57 – without her horn.
Duplicates: 6:59 – one earth pony duplicate in the background, 7:11, 7:24, 9:11 – one unicorn duplicate in the audience, 11:37 – entire pony posse intermittently duplicated for effect, 13:45 – three Lyra Heartstrings running, 16:41 – two Lyra Heartstrings, 18:51 – an earth pony duplicate in the crowd, 19:23 – many earth pony duplicates scroll by.
|14||13:06 – at Rarity's fashion show, 13:12 ~ 13:21 – looking at Hoity Toity as he walks up, 14:07 ~ – viewing the stage, 14:27 – grimacing at the dresses, 14:50 – listening to Hoity Toity (without her horn), 14:59, 15:18 – looking at Rarity.
Duplicates: 13:13 – at least four duplicates in the audience, 13:16 – two duplicates, 13:53 – six earth pony duplicates, 14:27 – two duplicates, 15:05 – one earth pony duplicate.
|16||13:08 ~ 13:31 – bouncing on a cloud in the audience for the Best Young Flyer competition, 16:05, 19:07, 20:04 – not bouncing, 20:35 – chilling out behind Princess Celestia, 20:56, 21:21.
Duplicates: 13:08 – one duplicate in the audience who's not bouncing, 16:06 – another hopping Lyra Heartstrings, 19:07 – two hopping duplicates.
|18||14:43 ~ 20:03 – standing in the crowd for the talent show, 16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders (without a horn), 18:40 – starts laughing, 18:46, 20:02 – applauding.
Duplicates: 14:44 – three duplicates in the crowd, 15:05, 16:38 – four earth pony duplicates, 18:40 – two earth pony duplicates, 20:02 – five duplicates.
|20||10:01 – barely visible in the crowd at Fluttershy's first fashion show, 10:09 – smiling at Fluttershy's performance, 10:30 – in the sidelines of Fluttershy's red carpet, 16:43 – standing near the exit in the audience at Fluttershy's latest fashion show, 16:47 – behind Photo Finish, 17:04 – near the exit again, 17:19 – sees Fluttershy trip (hornless), 17:20 – gasps in horror behind Photo Finish (with her horn), 17:22 – near the stage watching Fluttershy act weird (hornless again), 17:29 – behind Photo Finish again (with her horn again), 17:30 – watching Fluttershy skid across the stage (without her horn), 17:33 – and float upside down, 17:41 – and act like a dog, 17:56 – looking displeased behind Photo Finish (with her horn back), 18:10 – looking to the source of the word "Bravo!", 18:13, 18:18, 18:30 – listening to and agreeing with Lyrica Lilac, 18:37 – back near the exit in the audience as she cheers for Fluttershy.
Duplicates: 10:30 – one duplicate in the crowd, 17:05, 17:19 – one earth pony duplicate in the crowd, 17:22, 17:30 – two earth pony duplicates, 17:33 – one earth pony duplicate, 17:41 – two earth pony duplicates.
|21||7:04 – in Appleloosa with a light blue headdress (hornless), 12:15 – walking in front of a house, 15:46 – running away from the stage with the Appleloosans, 15:56 – running through town, 19:04 – running from the buffalos, 19:20.|
|22||6:41 – listening to Princess Celestia's announcement at her party, 6:49 – watching Celestia leave.|
|23||11:18 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity's flashback, 12:02 – standing in the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony in Canterlot in Twilight Sparkle's flashback, 12:04 – being pushed by young Twilight (without her horn), 12:12 – watching Princess Celestia take off (with her horn), 12:19 – watching the sun rise (without her horn), 12:25 – cheering.
Duplicates: 12:04 – one earth pony duplicate in the crowd, 12:12 – at least four duplicates in the crowd, 12:19 – one earth pony duplicate.
|26||6:45 – singing after Twilight Sparkle's part of the song, 9:20 – standing outside the VIP section of the Grand Galloping Gala, 9:22 – inside the VIP section, 11:48 ~ 12:05 – mingling in the crowd, 13:11, 18:23 – watching Applejack push in her apple cake.
Duplicates: 9:20 – one duplicate outside the VIP section, 9:22 – one duplicate inside the VIP section.
|2||20:36-21:08 – several unicorn clones in the crowd.|
|3||16:34-16:46 – part of the crowd fighting over Smarty Pants, 16:48 - kicked away by Big McIntosh, 17:25 - fighting with Sweetie Drops over Smarty Pants, 17:55 - lying next to Orange Swirl and Apple Bloom in the aftermath.|
|4||Dressed up as a mummy: 06:38-06:57 watching Princess Luna arrive, 13:17 cheering Luna on when she smashes pumpkins, 15:04 cowering, 15:47 standing around, 16:37 standing around sad, 21:06 laughing.|
Hornless with moderate cerise eyes, wearing a bonnet: 14:42 behind Luna.
|5||18:25, 19:04 - in the crowd watching the race, 19:23 - carrying Berryshine and "Piña Colada".|
|6||16:43 - saying "Cutie pox?" along with the crowd.|
|8||02:20, 03:14, 04:28, 04:31, 04:51, - cheering for Rainbow Dash, 16:17 disappointed towards her, 17:43, 17:56 - in the thank you parade for Mare Do Well.|
|9||05:46 - Three clones in the crowd, 07:36 in the crowd again.|
|10||07:15 - Standing next to Sweetie Drops and being surprised by Derpy in the well.|
|11||03:52 - in the crowd, 05:43 acting in the play, 05:48 opening the door for Princess Platinum, 20:05 in the crowd again.|
|14||03:03 - in the crowd cheering for Applejack.|
|15||02:27 - waiting in the line, 02:54 - buying cider, 05:01, 05:25, 06:07, 06:09, 06:29, 06:34, 06:59, 08:45 - appearing several times during the Flim Flam Brothers song, 12:52, 13:10, 13:41, 17:45, 18:40, 19:20, 19:43, 20:21, 20:32 - appearing in the crowd.|
|17||0:02+3:31 in Ponyville square next to Sweetie Drops, 13:34 running around in a panic in Apple Bloom's imagination.
Earth pony clone: 3:35 at the funeral.
|18||05:10, 05:17, 05:36, 05:47, 05:57, 06:08 - during Smile Song.|
|19||1:40 sitting on a table in the background reaching out for her soda cup, 1:53 chatting with Sweetie Drops.|
|20||4:26 - listening to Twilight.|
|22||6:00 - in Fluttershy's flashback (as a Pegasus)|
|23||10:05 – reading the Foal Free Press|
|25||12:50 - as one of Princess Cadance's bridesmaids, along with Minuette and Twinkleshine (speaking role)|
|26||6:17 ~ 8:39 - at the first wedding ceremony; 6:38 - "You aren't going anywhere."; 7:22 - "I want it!"; 14:25 - being chased by changelings; 20:09 ~ 20:30 - at the wedding reception; 20:35 - in a photo of Rarity and Fancy Pants; 20:36 - watching Princess Cadance and Shining Armor leave; 21:00 - when Rarity catches the bouquet|
|3||13:23 - in the crowd complaining about the Pinkie clones|
|4||12:50 - in the crowd during the Harvest Day Parade, listening to Sweetie Drops|
|5||18:08 - drinking a soda next to Sweetie Drops before Twilight performs a fake spell on Pinkie Pie|
|9||1:49 - seen in the market next to the apple stall|
|13||18:24, 20:22 - at Twilight's princess coronation; 20:53 ~ 21:07 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria
Duplicates: 19:03, 19:06 - one in the crowd; 20:53 - two in the crowd
|1||7:58 - in the crowd of worried ponies|
|2||20:24 - in the crowd at the Summer Sun Celebration|
|10||4:13 - sitting on a bench with Sweetie Drops; 4:49 - on the Equestria Games tryout fields|
|12||3:09 - with other ponies during Pinkie the Party Planner; 5:20 ~ 6:44 - seen during The Super Duper Party Pony; 7:22, 7:35 - in the crowd admiring Cheese Sandwich; 13:10 ~ 16:32 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof off; 18:21, 18:29 - in Cheese Sandwich's flashback during Cheese Confesses (as a filly); 19:39 - walking to the party; 19:48 - swimming in a giant punch bowl; 20:09, 20:36 - seen during Make a Wish|
|13||0:10 ~ 0:58 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement; 4:51, 5:05 - at the train station; 21:20 - watching the Ponyville Days fashion show|
|14||4:13 ~ 4:46 - listening to the Pony Tones rehearsal; 10:05 - at the Ponyville Pet Center fundraiser; 10:08, 10:36 - next to Noteworthy; 12:16, 12:20 - cheering for the Pony Tones; 15:35 - in a line of ponies outside Sugarcube Corner; 17:35 - watching Twilight and her friends chase after Fluttershy
Duplicates: one at 12:16
|16||2:14 ~ 3:28 - in a crowd of ponies; 3:16, 3:58 - shielding her eyes; 4:26, 4:44 - watching the Breezies fly through Ponyville|
|19||5:13, 5:40 - in the auditorium lobby|
|20||4:42, 5:10, 6:36, 6:42 - seen during Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic; 14:38 ~ 16:19 - as a Ponyville Swim Meet judge; 16:04 - near Flim and Flam's tonic stand
Duplicates: one at 14:38 and 15:36
|22||0:36 - welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders Exchange; 14:26, 14:32, 15:32 - in the background; 15:10 - in an ever-condensing crowd of ponies; 17:20 - trading items with Berryshine (different aura color); 18:16, 18:21 - at Pinkie Pie's auction of Twilight's books; 19:17 ~ 19:58 - at the Traders Exchange trial|
|24||7:20 - in the Equestria Games crowd; 11:39 - in the stadium lobby; 11:51 - having her magic disabled; 14:34 - listening to Spike sing; 16:33, 18:14 - watching the ice archery event; 18:30 - watching the ice cloud fall; 20:46 - watching the closing ceremonies|
|25||19:54, 20:00 - in an auditorium crowd; 20:07, 20:12 - having her magic stolen by Lord Tirek|
|26||20:19 - walking up to Twilight's castle; 20:30 ~ 21:14 - seen during Let the Rainbow Remind You|
|4||8:15 - fleeing from the twittermite swarm|
|5||0:19 - participating in the Running of the Leaves
Duplicates: one at 0:20
|7||7:01, 8:29, 8:34, 9:55, 12:59, 13:22 - at the Grand Galloping Gala; 7:34 - shocked by the Smooze; 8:05 - running away from the Smooze; 13:36 - watching the lights go out in the ballroom; 14:03 - listening to Discord's stand-up comedy; 15:18 ~ 16:46 - in the Smooze-filled ballroom; 20:00, 20:02 - frightened by the Smooze; 21:31 - in the final shot of Gala ponies|
|9||8:16 ~ 9:57 - talking with Sweetie Drops at town hall; 17:14 ~ 17:44, 18:57 ~ 20:57 - at Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding|
|10||0:01 - entering Canterlot Castle; 0:59 ~ 1:33 - at the Grand Equestria Pony Summit; 19:55, 20:07 - listening to Spike's apology; 20:54, 21:12 - looking at the finished statue|
|11||19:59 - at the friendship party in Ponyville with Sweetie Drops|
|12||6:54 - as a filly in Twilight Sparkle's flashback; 21:15 - depicted in a photograph with Twilight, Moon Dancer and their Canterlot friends|
|13||13:38, 17:24, 18:49 - fused with Sweetie Drops in Ponyville's shared dream|
|14||11:59 - walking towards the Canterlot Carousel window in Rarity's fantasy; 15:53 - standing in line for her Princess Dress behind Upper Crust|
|17||7:49, 8:18 - talking to Meadow Song with Sweetie Drops; 10:16 ~ 10:51, 11:30 - watching a musical performance; 11:55 - surprised by "Orchard Blossom"'s voice; 12:45 - watching Apple Bloom and "Orchard Blossom" do their Sisterhooves cheer; 15:50, 16:55 ~ 16:57 - watching the Sisterhooves Social race; 17:07 - staring at "Orchard Blossom"; 18:03 - cheering for Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo
Duplicates: one at 15:50
|18||20:25 - standing with Sweetie Drops behind the Cutie Mark Crusaders|
|19||7:14 - talking to Sweetie Drops|
|22||3:28 - talking to Sweetie Drops|
|24||1:19 - gasping with Sweetie Drops; 5:08 - seeing Coloratura's arrival with Sweetie Drops; 5:56 - waiting in line to get "hoofzies" from Coloratura; 8:09 - talking to Sweetie Drops on the left side of the stage; 8:45 - standing in between Twilight and Sweetie Drops, watching Countess Coloratura perform "The Spectacle"; 9:23 - cheering at the end of Countess Coloratura's number; 10:05 - conversing with Shoeshine and Cherry Berry; 17:56 - standing in the crowd|
|25||1:49 - running to Twilight's lecture with Sea Swirl|
|26||21:10 - as part of "Group B" for the finale, standing next to Sweetie Drops; 21:13 - appears in final group shot|
|3||18:30 - waiting for Golden Harvest|
|4||4:14 - standing behind Amethyst Star; 18:31 ~ 20:45 - watching the dance recital, seated between Octavia Melody and Sweetie Drops|
|6||6:11 - flying a kite with Sweetie Drops; 18:21 - in the crowd for Trixie's show|
|8||3:38 - walking with Twinkleshine in town square; 6:11 - talking to Twinkleshine; 13:19 - talking to Sweetie Drops; 14:33, 14:59 - talking to another pony at the party; 19:07, 19:36, 19:41, 19:47 - talking to Sweetie Drops at the party; 20:23 - hanging out at the Hearth's Warming celebration with Sweetie Drops; 21:02 - taking part in the finale; 21:23 - singing the final lines|
|10||5:56 - walking in the spa lobby|
|11||13:17 - walking in Ponyville|
|12||11:31 - standing in a crowd of ponies|
|14||16:19 - watching the Applewood Derby with Sweetie Drops|
|15||3:46 - walking outside Carousel Boutique; 15:31 - stalking Rainbow Dash with Twinkleshine; 18:31 - trying to get into the barn|
|18||13:01 - part of the crowd of fanponies at the train station (face painted and wearing a team uniform); 19:40 - in the stands for the buckball game|
|19||12:45 - in the stands of the baseball game|
|1||3:53 - talking to Shooting Star; 15:50 - as a filly in Celestia's flashback as Ruby Pinch's lab partner|
|3||9:16 - looking at the mess of dolls with Sweetie Drops|
|4||6:16 - walking with Sweetie Drops before Pinkie Pie attempts to pass her off as a rock|
|7||10:50 - in the stands of the Wonderbolts arena|
|9||19:16 - in the crowd for the Couture du Future Fashion Contest|
|12||6:55 - talking with Noteworthy|
|14||17:25 - listening to Twilight with Sweetie Drops|
|15||9:17 - arguing with Sweetie Drops (speaking role); 10:53 - walking and talking with Spike and Sweetie Drops (speaking role); 21:01 - at the ceremony|
|19||0:05 - waiting in line at the flower stand; 0:21 - approaching the flower stand; 19:23 - admiring the giant fan|
|24||20:41 - getting off the Friendship Express with Sweetie Drops|
|25||8:36 - talking to Sweetie Drops outside the Castle of Friendship|
|3||0:40 - at the comedy club, sitting with Sweetie Drops and Pinkie Pie; 20:43 ~ 21:02 - at Maud Pie's birthday party|
|4||16:19 - in the audience for the fashion show (shot reused from Green Isn't Your Color)|
|5||10:38 - in the photo booth with Sweetie Drops and Rainbow Dash; 15:34 - sitting at a booth looking bored; 16:36 - in the audience for Big Bucks and Jack Pot's magic show; 20:29 - getting out of the rollercoaster car|
|6||1:22 - talking to Shoeshine and Berryshine|
|10||15:45 - walking over to Sweetie Drops|
Depiction in Equestria Girls
- Main article: Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops (EG)
In Rainbow Rocks, Lyra makes a brief cameo with Sweetie Drops during an establishing shot of Ponyville. In an alternate world, her human counterpart appears as a high school student.
Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie
In My Little Pony The Movie, Lyra and Sweetie Drops appear in the establishing panning shot of Canterlot. Lyra is later seen as one of the ponies captured when the Storm King invades Canterlot, and again when the city is magically restored by Twilight.
In Triple Pony Dare Ya, Lyra appears waiting in line for Granny Smith's Hearth's Warming fruitcake at the Ponyville marketplace. In Rarity's Biggest Fan, she appears sitting and talking to Sweetie Drops on the Friendship Express before they both get off the train. In Sundae, Sundae, Sundae, Lyra attends the grand opening of the Sugarcube Corner Ice Cream Museum.
Lyra Heartstrings appears on Issue #1's pages 5 and 17 and the Ghost Variant wrap cover RE back, Issue #4's Hot Topic cover and T-shirt, Issue #5's page 3 and Midtown Comics cover RE, Issue #8's page 14, Issue #9's pages 4 and 13-14 and a con cover and The Fall of Sunset Shimmer page 2, Issue #10's cover A, pages 13 and 15, and the Hot Topic cover, Issue #11's cover A in a yearbook picture and Comics World cover RE, in Issue #12, on Issue #20's Phoenix Comics & Games (and Everfree Northwest) exclusive cover RE reading a publication titled 'Ponies', on Issue #23 pages 8, 16, and 21, on Issue #28 page 1, on Issue #30 pages 8, 14, 18, and 19, on Issue #32 page 9, on Issue #40 page 12, on Issue #41 pages 7 and 18, on Issue #43 page 7, on the Issue #46 subscription cover, and on Issue #44 pages 7, 9, and 19. In Issue #46, Lyra runs for mayor of Ponyville, but she loses to Filthy Rich. In Issue #47, she appears on pages 7, 14, and 16. In Issue #50, she appears on page 14. In Issue #71, she appears on page 3 dressed as Star Wars' Princess Leia for Nightmare Night. A statue resembling Lyra appears in an alternate universe in Issue #18.
In the "Season 10" comics, Lyra travels to Captain Celaeno's homeland of Parrot Peaks with Rainbow Dash, Celaeno, Spitfire, and Sweetie Drops. In Issue #95, she and Sweetie Drops are seen in the crowd during Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's comedy show. In Issue #96, she and the rest of Rainbow Dash's team are briefly seen as they drop Fluttershy's team off in Abyssinia before moving on to their own destination.
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #100, Lyra and company arrive in Ornithia during the royal wedding between Celaeno's childhood friend Ocypete and Prince Huginn. Believing Huginn to be suspicious, Lyra and Sweetie Drops spy on him but end up getting caught. Celaeno later saves them from her crashing airship, and they remain on the sidelines while the others stop the wedding and fight the Knight of Harmony Ceridwen.
Lyra Heartstrings appears on an Issue #1 Larry's Comics and Jetpack Comics cover RE, on Issue #7 pages 3—as an Alicorn—and 22 and two Jetpack Comics covers RE, on Issue #9 pages 3-5, 7, and 21, on Issue #10 page 1, on Issue #12 pages 13 and 20, on Issue #15 page 19, on Issue #33 page 15, and on Issue #37 page 19.
In My Little Pony/Transformers Issue #2, Lyra appears on page 11 in the audience of Pinkie Pie's baking show.
Lyra appears on Issue #4 pages 10-11.
In chapter 13 of Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!, "Pinkie Takes Action!", Pinkie Pie says Lyra Heartstrings is a musician. In Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, Lyra Heartstrings appears in chapters 3-4. In Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Lyra Heartstrings appears in chapter 11. In Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, Lyra appears in chapters 1 and 14. In Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair, Lyra appears in chapter 2. In Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon, Lyra gets chased by a Tarax Hippo in her dreams.
Lyra and Bon Bon are the focus of the chapter book Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E., in which Lyra joins the spy agency of which Bon Bon is already a long-time agent. In Beyond Equestria: Pinkie Pie Steps Up, the two enlist Pinkie Pie in their efforts to retrieve the stolen Pondora Box.
Lyra Heartstrings is one of the available playable characters in Gameloft's mobile game. Her in-game description states, "This loving and compassionate unicorn has a lyre for a cutie mark and will certainly tug at anypony's heartstrings!" A promotional image posted by the official Facebook page of the game on May 7, 2014 uses fanart of her, which also appears to match the game's icon of her. Lyra also has a story role in a number of game events, usually involving her and Sweetie Drops attempting to avert time paradoxes. Later updates includes a version of Lyra Heartstrings called "Agent Lyra Heartstrings", who serves as an enemy minion during the She's All Yak event, and another version called "Future Lyra Heartstrings". Agent Lyra Heartstrings' description states, "Agent Sweetie Drops couldn't ask for a better monster-hunting partner...though it WOULD be nice if this rookie agent came up with a better alias." Future Lyra Heartstrings' description states, "It isn't ours to speculate on Lyra's future, but we bet it's awfully sweet and that it absolutely does notentail any sort of secret-agenty monster-hunting...Publicly."
A mini-figure toy first released in January 2012 appears in the third wave of mystery packs and in a Hasbro-licensed board game, being of the same pony kind and bearing the same cutie mark, coat color, mane color, and eye color as the unnamed character on the show, though her mane is missing the white streak. Her pose and mane style are the same as the Twilight Sparkle mystery pack toy mold. The toy comes in two variations, light teal as the toy pictured to the right, and Irish green as the drawing on the card. The European mystery pack release names her Heartstrings and includes a collector card stating that she "sings all day!" The U.S. mystery pack release names her Lyra Heartstrings and includes a collector card stating that she "sings and plays all day!" The European board game release's Swedish, Danish and Finnish descriptions all name her Lyra Heartstrings as well, while its Norwegian description names her Lyra Heartstring.
A "Pony Wedding" brushable toy named Lyra Heartstrings was displayed in prototype form at the 2012 New York Toy Fair, and was released later in the same year, sometimes with a MiniDVD of Lesson Zero. This brushable toy's packaging still uses the eye design of Twilight Sparkle but uses the mane style usually seen on Minuette and Sea Swirl. According to the package, Lyra Heartstrings "loves to play! She finds a way to have fun no matter where she goes".
The fifth wave of mystery pack toys features a second mini-figure named Lyra Heartstrings, differing from the first mini-figure in that her coat is much lighter and her mane now has a white streak. The European release includes a collector card stating that she "loves to play!" The U.S. release includes a collector card that uses the same description as the previous U.S. collector card.
Upcoming toy releases displayed at the 2013 New York Toy Fair include a Toys "R" Us exclusive brushable release arriving in-store Summer 2013 and a third mini-figure with the same pose and mane style as the Rarity mini-figure toy mold.
Pop includes Lyra Heartstrings.
A sixth mini-figure toy of Lyra Heartstrings has been leaked.
The designer of the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster commented in an online forum that he intentionally placed Lyra and Sweetie Drops together for the poster, even though they were only coincidentally placed together in the series.
There is a Lyra Heartstrings Funko figure. A Sweetie Drops Funko figure's online description mentions that "Sweetie Drops is an Earth pony who is identified as a background pony who lives in Lyra Heartstrings."
Lyra adorns a collectible trading card along with Golden Harvest, with the description "There's two in every crowd! Lyra Heartstrings is an excitable pony often seen bouncing and grinning at the back of the herd or lolling in the park sharing bonbons with Golden Harvest, her PFF. Golden Harvest earned the nickname Carrot Top because carrots are always on her mind. These two ponies can be found all over Equestria, enjoying various activities like jumping across rooftops, running from buffalo, and joining in musical numbers!"
In Enterplay's collectible card game, an older version of a card of Zecora, shown at BronyCon 2013, bears the title "Lyra Heartstrings & Bon Bon", and α #201 UR, a card of Lyra Heartstrings, gives her the description "Of all the ponies Twilight Sparkle told about her adventures through the magic mirror, Lyra was by far the most curious." In the game's expansion set The Crystal Games, #39 R and #ƒ18, cards of Lyra, list the quote "Bon Bon! BON BON! Over here!" In the game's expansion set Absolute Discord, #26 C, a card of Lyra, lists the quote "I don't know why I'm the only pony in Ponyville who sits like this. It's comfy!"
WeLoveFine.com carries Hasbro-licensed merchandise of fan designs of Lyra, often posed similarly to her slouch in Dragonshy. The products include T-shirts, art prints, dioramas, and others.
- "You're not going anywhere."
- — In unison with Minuette and Twinkleshine, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
- "I want it!"
- — In unison with Minuette and Twinkleshine, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
- Slice of Life
- Sweetie Drops: I have to admit, when Matilda said we needed this place ready by today, I was a little nervous.
- Lyra Heartstrings: With you by my side, I knew we'd get it done in time.
- Sweetie Drops: There is nothing like a best friend, is there?
- Lyra Heartstrings: Anything's possible when you know somepony as well as we know each other!
- Slice of Life
- Sweetie Drops: So, uh, you didn't happen to mention our earlier conversation about my [through gritted teeth] secret identity [normal] to anypony, did you?
- Lyra Heartstrings No. I did not. And you're not the only one with a secret, y'know. You know those expensive, imported oats you were saving for a 'special occasion'? I cooked them all and ate them! All of them! Oohoo! It's sort of thrilling to reveal your deepest, darkest secrets! [laughs]
- "[grunts] Well, I think vanilla strawberry cream is overused!"
- — Triple Threat
- "Would you like to come have lunch with us?"
- — The Fall of Sunset Shimmer
- "What kind of horrible gifts were those?"
- — My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #44
- "She has a point."
- — Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare
- Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
- Lyra Heartstrings: Wow, Rarity! You've really outdone yourself this time.
- Lyra Heartstrings: I want to wear it every day!
- "It was a... a... a beast! A ghost-beast!"
- — Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon
- "Bon Bon! BON BON! Over here!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game The Crystal Games #39 R and #ƒ18 cards of Lyra
- "Have I ever told you how lucky I am to have a friend like you?"
- — Enterplay trading card series 3 #P13 card of Lyra
- "I don't know why I'm the only pony in Ponyville who sits like this. It's comfy!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Absolute Discord #26 C card of Lyra
- "Why do bowling balls have three holes in them? Pony hooves don't work that way!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #0 UR card of Lyra
- "Where does the phrase 'two left hooves' come from, anyway? All ponies have two left hooves..."
- — Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #38 U card of Braeburn
- "Do these cards go up to 11? Because you nailed it!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #43 R and #Pƒ1 cards of Lyra
- "The fire of friendship lives in our hearts!"
- — Singing The Heart Carol, Enterplay collectible card game Defenders of Equestria #7 C card of Lyra
- "Ты мне очень нравишься!"
- — День влюблённых в Понивилле
- "Celebrate your special somepony on Hearts and Hooves Day whether it’s the one you love, or simply your best friend!"
- — With Sweetie Drops, My Little Pony Facebook post
- "Wow, this brings whole new meaning to the word "snow bank!"
- — Enterplay Facebook post
- Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops (EG)
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- Lyra Heartstrings on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Lyra on the Fan Wiki
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