This article details the various close relationships explored throughout My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and other official material, including best friends, romances and unrequited loves, student-teacher relationships, employer-employee relationships, pet ownerships, rivalries, feuds, etc. For family relationships, see family and relatives.
Twilight Sparkle meets Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie in Friendship is Magic, part 1 and becomes friends with them by the end of part 2. A number of official material associated with the show refers to the six friends collectively as the "Mane 6"/"Mane Six". The six's close friendship serves as the main storytelling focus throughout the series.
Cranky Doodle Donkey/Steven Magnet
In Slice of Life, Steven Magnet refers to himself as Cranky's "best beast", subsequently mentions that Cranky once saved him from Flash Freeze Lake, and later cuts off part of his mustache to make a replacement toupee for Cranky. In Enterplay's collectible card game, Absolute Discord card #63 U of Steven Magnet mentions that he "made best friends with Cranky Doodle Donkey."
Cutie Mark Crusaders
In Call of the Cutie, Apple Bloom meets Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo and bonds with them over their mutual lack of cutie marks. They form their own club called the Cutie Mark Crusaders and dedicate themselves to finding their own true talents.
In Crusaders of the Lost Mark, the Cutie Mark Crusaders receive their cutie marks, and their close bond of friendship is reflected in their cutie marks' similar designs.
Diamond Tiara/Silver Spoon
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are best friends; they occasionally express said friendship through a dance and rhyme: "Bump, bump, sugarlump rump!" In Crusaders of the Lost Mark, Diamond Tiara is heartbroken when she discovers Silver Spoon didn't vote for her in the school president elections.
The Equestria Girls
Sunset Shimmer, first introduced as a malicious high school bully, becomes friends with Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie at the end of My Little Pony Equestria Girls. In the sequel My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Sunset joins their band The Rainbooms as a guitarist and backup vocalist. In the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic, Sunset says regarding the five, "You're more than my friends—you're my family."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together (season 2) ambiguate whether Rarity and Applejack have a romantic relationship.[specify]
Discord refers to himself and Fluttershy as "besties" in Discordant Harmony. Following Discord's reform in Keep Calm and Flutter On, he and Fluttershy regularly have tea parties at Fluttershy's cottage and keep in touch via written letter. In To Where and Back Again - Part 1, Discord only decides to act against the changelings when he learns they captured Fluttershy.
Kiwi Lollipop/Supernova Zap
In the hour-long special My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass, PostCrush duo Kiwi Lollipop and Supernova Zap are stated to be best friends.
In Griffon the Brush Off, Rainbow Dash introduces Gilda as her "best friend from [her] days at Junior Speedster flight camp". A flashback in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone portrays how the two first met and became friends. Due to Gilda's gruff personality, she and Rainbow Dash have a falling-out in Griffon the Brush Off, but they reconcile their differences in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone.
Sky Stinger/Vapor Trail
In Top Bolt, Sky Stinger and Vapor Trail are best friends and have been so since they were foals. The two try out for the Wonderbolt Academy, and Vapor enjoys simply flying alongside Sky, but Sky is unaware that Vapor boosts his flying with her own. They have an emotional falling-out over this misunderstanding, but they make amends with Twilight and Rainbow Dash's help.
Snips and Snails are best friends and often seen in each other's company. They enter a school talent show together in The Show Stoppers, get stuck together with bubble gum in Ponyville Confidential, and make a flag-carrying routine in Flight to the Finish. Different versions of mystery pack wave 10 collector card 10 state that Snailsquirm "is best friends with" and "is the fun-loving best friend of" Snipsy Snap. The official My Little Pony guidebook The Elements of Harmony states "SNIPS and SNAILS are two young Unicorns who are the best of friends."
Spike befriends Ember during the Gauntlet of Fire in the episode of the same name after he saves her from drowning, and they work together to claim the Bloodstone Scepter. After initially rebuffing Spike's friendship due to her dragon upbringing, Ember later accepts his friendship. Throughout her appearances, Ember shows care toward Spike, reacting to his hugs with a pat on his head.
Spike befriends Thorax in The Times They Are A Changeling after Thorax saves him from falling into an ice pit, and Spike stands up for Thorax when Shining Armor and his friends reject him. In Triple Threat, Spike invites Thorax to Ponyville, and Thorax refers to Spike as one of his "closest, nicest, most caring, most understanding friends ever". In Enterplay's collectible card game, Defenders of Equestria card #132 UR of Thorax refers to him as Spike's best friend.
As foals, Starlight Glimmer was best friends with Sunburst. Starlight says she and Sunburst did everything together and that she doesn't remember them ever being apart until now. Their friendship as foals is explored in the episodes The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 and The Crystalling - Part 1. As part of her friendship lessons under Twilight Sparkle, Starlight Glimmer rekindles her friendship with Sunburst in the season six premiere.
In No Second Prances, Starlight Glimmer becomes friends with Trixie, and despite Twilight's skepticism and disapproval, the two bond over their equally troubled pasts. By the end of the episode, Starlight and Trixie become so close that Trixie introduces Starlight to her audience as her "great and powerful assistant and best friend".
In To Where and Back Again - Part 1, Starlight chooses Trixie to accompany her to Our Town's Sunset Festival, and they work together to save Equestria from the changelings. In Part 2, Trixie again refers to Starlight as her best friend.
Sunny Daze/Peachy Pie
Sunny Daze and Peachy Pie appear together in several episodes, most notably in The Show Stoppers performing in the Ponyville Schoolhouse talent show. The official My Little Pony guidebook The Elements of Harmony Volume II states "SUNNY DAZE and PEACHY PIE are best friends who do everything together.". Peachy Pie's in-game description in Gameloft's mobile game also states that Sunny Daze is her "best pony pal".
Spike is Twilight Sparkle's best friend and number one assistant, helping her with various tasks around the Golden Oak Library or Castle of Friendship. Spike's greatest fear is that Twilight won't need him anymore, as shown in Owl's Well That Ends Well and The Crystal Empire - Part 2.
The season eight premiere introduces the "Young Six", consisting of dragon Smolder, changeling Ocellus, griffon Gallus, yak Yona, Hippogriff/seapony Silverstream, and Earth pony Sandbar, who all enroll in Twilight's School of Friendship. For the remainder of the series, their friendship is explored and developed in multiple episodes. In the season eight finale, their friendship proves strong enough that, with the help of the Tree of Harmony, they are able to shut off Cozy Glow's magic-draining spell and save Equestria.
Alizarin Bubblegum/Celery Stalk
Amethyst Star/Royal Riff
Apple Crisp/Ginger Gold
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #19, Apple Crisp and Ginger Gold are a couple engaged to be married. They commission Rarity and the Cakes to organize their wedding. Despite some wedding snafus over the course of the comic, Apple Crisp and Ginger Gold are happily married by the end.
Aunt Holiday/Auntie Lofty
Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are implied in Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe[specify] and stated by Michael Vogel to be a couple.
In Hearts and Hooves Day, the Cutie Mark Crusaders try to set up Big McIntosh and Cheerilee, eventually pulling them together with a love potion. While under the potion's effects, Big McIntosh and Cheerilee constantly fawn over one another, rubbing noses and calling each other cute pet names, and they very nearly get married. After the Crusaders' meddling backfires, Big Mac and Cheerilee pretend to be in love again to teach them a lesson.
Big Mac and Cheerilee appear together again briefly in Just for Sidekicks, The Return of Queen Chrysalis Part 1, and Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair. In Filli Vanilli, Cheerilee swoons over Big Mac's perceived vocals during Find the Music in You. They also appear together again briefly in Slice of Life and Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama. In a flashback in Where the Apple Lies, a young Big Mac appears to briefly admire Cheerilee from a distance. A picture of them together appears in Forever Filly. Their human counterparts appear together briefly in Perfect Day for Fun.
In Hard to Say Anything, Big Mac specifies not having a crush on Cheerilee. On May 8, 2013, the official European Spanish My Little Pony Facebook page referred to Big McIntosh as Cheerilee's querido.
Big McIntosh/Sugar Belle
In Hard to Say Anything, Big McIntosh is revealed to have developed a crush on Sugar Belle. He and Feather Bangs compete for her affections, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders try to help Big Mac win. After several attempts end in failure, Big Mac eventually wins Sugar Belle's heart by building her a new display case for her bakery. Sugar Belle reveals that she likes Big Mac as well, and the two begin a romantic relationship.
Big Mac and Sugar Belle also appear together in It Isn't the Mane Thing About You, Hearts and Hooves Surprise, the seventh version of the remastered opening sequence, Marks for Effort, The Washouts, My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, The Last Crusade, The Ending of the End - Part 2, and flashbacks during The Last Problem. In The Break Up Break Down, Big Mac initially fears Sugar Belle is going to break up with him, but it turns out to be a miscommunication. In The Big Mac Question, Big Mac and Sugar Belle propose to each other and get married. In The Last Problem, they are depicted as having a son in the future.
Blue Moon/North Star
In Enterplay's collectible card game, card α #60 C of Blue Moon states "Canterlot insiders say that Blue Moon and North Star have been dating for months. When asked about their relationship, Blue Moon was quoted as saying, 'She[sic] makes me feel so young!'"
Bright Mac/Pear Butter
In The Perfect Pear, the love story between the Apple siblings' parents Bright Mac and Pear Butter is detailed. Despite hailing from feuding families, Bright Mac and Pear Butter became friends during childhood and fell in love as they grew older. When the feud between their families threatened to separate them, Bright Mac proposed to Pear Butter, and Pear Butter renounced her ties to the Pear family to be with the Apples.
Brumby Cloverpatch/Duchess Precipita
In Daring Do and the Forbidden City of Clouds, Brumby Cloverpatch and Duchess Precipita fell in love after Brumby discovered the hidden city of Cirrostrata. Angered by the two's relationship, Precipita's father Count Cumulonimbus forced Brumby to choose between staying in Cirrostrata forever or leaving and never coming back. Brumby chose to leave, much to Precipita's heartbreak, but the two later reunite and travel the world together.
Buck Withers/Lemony Gems
In the IDW comics story arc Neigh Anything, both Lemony Gems and Diamond Rose are infatuated with Buck Withers. They frequently fawn over him, and they pressure Princess Cadance to accept his invitation to the Fall Formal. When Cadance says she wants to go with Shining Armor, Lemony Gems helps if only because it means Buck will be single.
By the end of the story arc, Buck Withers and Lemony Gems are in a relationship, and Buck affectionately calls her his "lil' honey bunches".
Buffalo Bull/Cherry Jubilee
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #33, Cherry Jubilee reveals to Applejack that she used to be a member of Buffalo Bull's Amazing Wild West Show under the name "Calamity Mane" and that she and Buffalo Bull were in love. When the show traveled to Dodge Junction, Bull proposed marriage to Cherry, but Cherry panicked and ran off, leading Bull to abandon her and replace her with another Calamity Mane. In present day, Applejack helps Cherry Jubilee and Buffalo Bull make amends for their past mutual heartbreak.
Bulk Biceps/Octavia Melody
During The Perfect Stallion in Hearts and Hooves Day, Sweetie Belle considers Caramel as Cheerilee's "very special somepony". However, Scootaloo points out that Caramel appears to already be in a relationship with Sassaflash. Caramel and Sassaflash also briefly interact during A True, True Friend in Magical Mystery Cure.
Clear Sky/Quibble Pants
In Common Ground, Quibble Pants is in a romantic relationship with Clear Sky, a single mother with a daughter named Wind Sprint. The circumstances of their relationship is intended to mirror the relationship between their respective voice actors: Patton Oswalt and his wife Meredith Salenger.
In the IDW comics story arc Cosmos, the titular antagonist once had a romantic relationship with Discord. Unnerved by her violently chaotic tendencies and lust for power, Discord cooperates with several magic-wielding rulers to banish her. Cosmos' obsession with Discord leads her to possess the bodies of the ponies of Equestria, and even harm and transform Fluttershy to ensure her escape from banishment and be with him. Discord eventually overcomes his fear of Cosmos with the help of his friends and banishes her again by the arc's end.
Cotton Sky/Starry Eyes
Cranky Doodle Donkey/Matilda
In A Friend in Deed, Cranky Doodle Donkey recounts the day that he met Matilda at the Grand Galloping Gala and they fell in love. He lost touch with her by the following day and went on a years-long journey across Equestria to find her. When he arrives in Ponyville to retire from his search, he reunites with Matilda with Pinkie Pie's help, and the two rekindle their relationship. In Slice of Life, Cranky and Matilda get married. In The Break Up Break Down, they appear on a Hearts and Hooves Day date.
Curly Winds/Wiz Kid
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, "Curly Winds" saves "Wiz Kid" from falling off a ladder during Time to Come Together. According to tweets by Ishi Rudell, Michael Vogel and Jayson Thiessen, the two become a romantic couple after this moment. Later Equestria Girls media frequently features "Curly Winds" and "Wiz Kid" sitting together, with their arms around each other, or holding hands in background shots, including Rainbow Rocks, Coinky-Dink World, Queen of Clubs, Rollercoaster of Friendship, and Sunset's Backstage Pass. Holidays Unwrapped.[specify]
In the Rainbow Rocks DVD/Blu-ray audio commentary, Michael Vogel refers to "Curly Winds" and "Wiz Kid" as a "couple" during their shot singing together in Welcome to the Show.
Fancy Pants/Fleur de Lis
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From 2016 through 2019, Jim Miller's identification of the relationship between Fancy Pants and Fleur de Lis went from unknown—assumed dating, but unconfirmed—to dating and having "a robust Air B&B Rolodex."
Flash Sentry/Sunset Shimmer
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Rarity mentions to Twilight Sparkle that Flash Sentry is Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend and that he "broke up with her a few weeks ago." In Rainbow Rocks, Sunset admits she merely dated Flash for popularity purposes. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, Flash tells Sunset that they dated long enough for him to know when something is bothering her. Upon the release of "My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 🌟 Season 2 Trailer" in early January 2019, Katrina Hadley stated "😏" regarding Sunset, Flash, and Ken Webster.
Flash Sentry/Twilight Sparkle
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Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks chapter 4 narration states, "Flash had developed a crush on Twilight Sparkle from the moment he had met her."
Flash Sentry/Princess Twilight Sparkle
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, when Twilight travels to an alternate world, she bumps into and develops a crush on a student named Flash Sentry. They have several awkward encounters throughout the film, and Flash even helps her avoid punishment from Vice Principal Luna. During most of Twilight's interactions with Flash, she blushes and stutters. At the Fall Formal, she accepts his invitation to have a dance. Upon returning to Equestria, Twilight has a similar encounter with pony Flash Sentry, and her friends tease her for having a crush.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Twilight and Flash still harbor romantic feelings for one another. However, due to the Dazzlings' hypnotizing music, Flash lashes out at Twilight in anger at one point, driving Twilight to tears. They eventually reconcile when the Dazzlings' spell is broken.
In Legend of Everfree, Flash Sentry comes to terms with the fact that Princess Twilight may never return and learns to get over his crush on her.
Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks chapter 11 narration states, "Flash had been one of the first people Twilight had met at Canterlot High. She’d always considered him a friend, even after everything that had happened with the Friendship Games. Maybe even more than a friend."
Katrina Hadley has described their relationship by the time of Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic as "two people still get to talk to each other and get along, despite the awkwardness of one of the people having a crush on the doppleganger[sic] of the other person."
Golden Harvest/Meadow Song
Golden Harvest/Strawberry Cream
During The Perfect Stallion in Hearts and Hooves Day, Golden Harvest and "Strawberry Cream" appear to be on a date as Apple Bloom laments "all the good ones are taken."
In the IDW comics story arc My Little Pirate: Friendship Ahoy, pirate captain Hoofbeard enlists the Mane 6's help as he travels the seas in search of his precious "jewel". When they finally find it, the Mane 6 discover that the "jewel" Hoofbeard's been looking for is a mermare named Jewel that he's fallen in love with, and the other mermares forbid them from each other. After a moving speech by Fluttershy, the mermares allow Hoofbeard and Jewel to be together.
King Sombra/Princess Celestia
When Star Swirl the Bearded invents a portal to another world, he and Celestia travel to that world, and Celestia meets and begins a secret romance with a good and kind version of Sombra. However, as a result of Celestia traveling back and forth between two worlds, the walls between the worlds eventually collapse. In order for the walls to be restored, Celestia and Sombra are forced to say goodbye forever.
King Sombra/Radiant Hope
In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #1, when a young Sombra is brought to live at an orphanage, he meets and befriends Radiant Hope. As Sombra and Hope grow up together, their friendship slowly blossoms into love. Because of this, Sombra is unable to bring himself to destroy Hope when he becomes evil.
In the story arc Siege of the Crystal Empire, Radiant Hope is driven by a desire to be with Sombra again in spite of the danger in which she places herself and the Crystal Empire. When the umbrum are defeated, Hope uses her magic to transform Sombra into a real unicorn, and they begin life anew.
Lemon Hearts/Autumn Leaf
Lucky Clover/Wild Fire
In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1, Lucky Clover and Wild Fire appear together in a flashback as a couple having an argument. Princess Cadance uses her magic to make the two stop arguing and reconcile. Lucky Clover and Wild Fire also appear together in The Return of Queen Chrysalis Part 1.
Lyra Heartstrings/Sweetie Drops
In Slice of Life, Lyra and Sweetie Drops are shown to be very close friends, getting along in most situations. Even after Sweetie Drops reveals her background as a secret agent and Lyra is hurt by the deception, the two reconcile in the end. In Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E. and The Break Up Break Down, they celebrate Hearts and Hooves Day together,[specify] exchanging gifts in the latter. In The Big Mac Question, Lyra and Sweetie Drops propose to each other with engagement rings. They are revealed to be married in the future in The Last Problem.
In Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games, Lyra and Sweetie Drops' human counterparts are equally close, collaborating during the CHS Musical Showcase and again reconciling after a confrontation in All's Fair in Love & Friendship Games.
Marble Pie/"that special somepony"
In The Maud Couple, Maud Pie has a boyfriend named Mudbriar. Pinkie Pie gets very annoyed with his personality and mannerisms at first, but she learns to accept him after understanding how happy he makes Maud. Maud and Mudbriar also appear on a Hearts and Hooves Day date in The Break Up Break Down, during The True Gift of Gifting in My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Sundae, Sundae, Sundae, Student Counsel, and A Trivial Pursuit.
Mr. Carrot Cake/Mrs. Cup Cake
Mr. Carrot Cake and Mrs. Cup Cake are a married couple who frequently appear together in the series and comics. Carrot Cake often addresses his wife using pet names like "honey bun" and "sugarplum". In Baby Cakes, the two have twin foals named Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake. In Ponyville Confidential, they are alarmed by a newspaper headline that suggests they are breaking up.
In Sounds of Silence, a story briefly featured during A Kirin Tale involves a S08E23 Unnamed Kirin #10-portrayed female opera singer in love with a S08E23 Unnamed Kirin #8-portrayed dude.[specify]
Petunia Petals/Sunny Skies
In My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip, Mayor Sunny Skies and Petunia Petals of Hope Hollow are very close, frequently blushing when in each other's presence or when talking about each other. Near the end of the special, Sunny proposes marriage to Petunia.
Pinkie Pie/Cheese Sandwich
Pinkie Pie first meets Cheese Sandwich, the self-titled "super duper party pony" in Pinkie Pride, where they compete over who can be the best party planner for Rainbow Dash's birthday. However, by the episode's end they work together to make Rainbow's party after Cheese reveals to Pinkie that it was her who inspired him as a colt to follow his dream and earn his cutie mark. In Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama chapter 8, Pinkie becomes elated when she thinks Cheese is present in the theater. The two interact further in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #34, My Little Pony Annual 2017, My Little Pony The Movie, and Beyond Equestria: Pinkie Pie Steps Up. In The Last Laugh, Pinkie helps Cheese rediscover his passion for bringing joy to others when he loses his own. In The Last Problem, Pinkie and Cheese are revealed to be married in the future with a son named Li'l Cheese.
Pinny Lane/Theodore Donald "Donny" Kerabatsos
Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook Ep. 1 The Royal Wedding shows silhouettes matching Pinny Lane and "Theodore Donald "Donny" Kerabatsos" approaching each other, having hearts appear above them, and moving briefly closer to each other, all while Pinkie Pie narrates "when two ponies fall in love, they get married and have a wedding."
Prince Blue Dream/Princess Golden Dream
In Hearts and Hooves Day, a history book details how the holiday first began. Long ago, a prince created a love potion and gave it to a princess he liked. However, as a result of drinking the potion, the prince and princess became so lost in each other's eyes that they couldn't perform their royal duties. Their kingdoms eventually fell into ruin.
Princess Cadance/Shining Armor
In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1, Princess Cadance and Shining Armor are engaged to be married. However, some time before the ceremony, Queen Chrysalis infiltrates Canterlot and switches places with Cadance. After the changelings are defeated in Part 2, Cadance and Shining Armor are happily married. In the season six premiere, the two have a baby named Flurry Heart.
The IDW comics story arc Neigh Anything details how Cadance and Shining Armor first met at Canterlot Academy. After an awkward first encounter, they fall in love; Shining Armor's friends help him win Cadance's heart, and filly Twilight Sparkle helps Cadance win his. They eventually come together and share their first kiss at the Fall Formal Gala.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown, during spring break aboard a cruise ship, Rarity falls for a member of the ship's crew named Ragamuffin. She is taken by his accent—revealed later to be fake—and she encourages him to pursue his dreams of becoming a dancer.
Spike the Dog/Princess Thunder Guts
In Spike's ending to the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Choose Your Own Ending short Lost and Pound, he forms a mutual attraction with Supernova Zap's lost puppy Princess Thunder Guts. The two play, eat, and chase squirrels together. After Supernova Zap finds her, Princess Thunder Guts gives Spike a lick on the cheek as a goodbye.
Sunset Shimmer/"a watercolor-painting, scary-movie-fearing cutie in a denim jacket"
In one of several possible endings in Make Your Own Magic: Starswirl Do-Over, Sunset Shimmer goes out with "a watercolor-painting, scary-movie-fearing cutie in a denim jacket" before she is slingshot back in time.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, human Twilight Sparkle develops a crush on Camp Everfree counselor Timber Spruce, and they spend a good portion of the film getting to know each other. During the Crystal Gala fundraiser for Camp Everfree, Timber asks Twilight out on a date, which she accepts, and the two have a moment in which they almost kiss before it is interrupted by Timber's sister Gloriosa Daisy. In Mad Twience, silhouette depictions of them appear with hearts.
In the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Digital Series episode Star Crossed, Twilight and Timber go on a date at the Canterlot Planetarium.
Apple Bloom/"the boy in front of us"
In the "The Freshman Class Weighs In" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Apple Bloom writes "My friend Sweetie Belle sits next to me in science class and we both have a total crush on the boy in front of us. (Shhhh, don't tell him, you guys!)"
In the "My Secret Crush" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Applejack writes "I do have a crush. My childhood friend Jonathan, who grew up on the apple farm right next door to mine!"
Buck Withers/Princess Cadance
In the IDW comics story arc Neigh Anything, Buck Withers expresses interest in Princess Cadance, but Cadance returns none of his affections. When Buck invites her to the Fall Formal Gala, Cadance only accepts because she believes Shining Armor is going to the dance with someone else. During their time at the dance, Buck talks only about himself, and Cadance soon dumps him.
Diamond Rose/Buck Withers
In the IDW comics story arc Neigh Anything, both Diamond Rose and Lemony Gems are infatuated with Buck Withers. They frequently fawn over him, and they pressure Cadance to accept his invitation to the Fall Formal. When Cadance says she wants to go with Shining Armor, Diamond Rose helps if only because it means Buck Withers will be single.
Emperor Incitatus/Queen Chrysalis
In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5, Emperor Incitatus falls in love with Queen Chrysalis when she disguises herself as his fiancee. Despite Chrysalis' attempts to convince him that it was just a ruse, Incitatus is too narcissistic to be convinced.
Feather Bangs/Sugar Belle
In Hard to Say Anything, Feather Bangs is in love with Sugar Belle, and he and Big McIntosh compete for her affections. Feather Bangs succeeds in several attempts to get closer to Sugar Belle, but he drives her away when his competition with Big Mac gets out of hand.
In the IDW comics story arc Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair, Fleetfoot crashes into and falls in love with Big McIntosh, and she imagines the two of them having a whirlwind romance. Throughout the story, Fleetfoot stalks Big Mac across the Summer Wrap-Up Hoedown grounds. When he pawns things off on her that are useless to him, Fleetfoot believes they are tokens of his affection. In the second half of the story, Fleetfoot fights over Big Mac with Tealove. In Enterplay's collectible card game, Absolute Discord card #69 C of Fleetfoot states "Fleetfoot's all serious business when it comes to the Wonderbolts, but those closest to her know she's a great friend, and that she has a crush on somepony in Ponyville."
Flim and Flam/Marian
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9, Flim tells Granny Smith that he and his brother Flam met and fell in love with a Dodge Junction librarian named Marian. They vied for her affections, and the competition escalated so much that the brothers had a heated falling-out. Eventually, Marian refused them both, and Flim and Flam went their separate ways.
In the "My Secret Crush" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Fluttershy writes "Oh, boy! That earthy guy who plays in the Green Cycle band. I'm too shy to let him know that he gives me butterflies!" with an arrow pointing to Sandalwood's photograph.
Forest Thunder/Rainbow Dash
In the chapter book Rainbow Dash Brings the Blitz, Rainbow Dash's classmate Forest Thunder is heavily implied to have a crush on her, as suggested by Sunset Shimmer, Applejack, and Rarity. Narration in chapter 12, "Coed Harmony", states that Rainbow Dash thinks he is "cute and nice".
Hayseed Turnip Truck/Rarity
In the My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3 bonus story The Trials of Hayseed Turnip Truck, Hayseed Turnip Truck recalls when he first met and fell in love with Rarity. On two separate occasions, he embarrasses himself in front of her. In present day, Hayseed is now the CEO of his own company. He tries approaching Rarity again, but Spike tells him she has a fiance, and Hayseed is heartbroken.
Jonagold brothers/Granny Smith
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9, Granny Smith tells Flim and Flam that when she was a young mare, the Jonagold brothers fawned and fought over her. They fought so heatedly for her attention that she eventually turned them both down, and to this day, the Jonagold brothers still haven't reconciled.
In Sounds of Silence, a story briefly featured during A Kirin Tale involves a S08E23 Unnamed Kirin #1-portrayed male Kirin in love with a S08E23 Unnamed Kirin #10-portrayed female opera singer.[specify]
Marble Pie/Big McIntosh
Marble Pie and Big McIntosh become friends in Hearthbreakers, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #39's Jetpack Comics convention exclusive RE cover features them together with "EEYUP" written in a heart drawn on the ground.
Pinkie Pie/Shining Armor
In the "My Secret Crush" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Pinkie Pie writes "I'm going to write this really fast because it's a confession... Shining Armor. There I said it. Sh-h-h-h."
Rainbow Dash/"That guy on the baseball team"
In the "My Secret Crush" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Rainbow Dash writes "That guy on the baseball team. I don't even know his name. But when he caught that fly ball the other day, WOW!"
The Root of the Problem—on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #27 page 13 and Issue #28 page 21—and Gameloft's mobile game—during the "Crispins and Clover" story event and in Blackthorn's description—indicate that Rarity has had a crush on him.[specify]
In The Ticket Master, Rarity expresses a longing interest in Prince Blueblood, fantasizing about dancing with and marrying him. However, when Rarity meets Blueblood in The Best Night Ever, he turns out to be self-centered, selfish, and discourteous. Once Rarity has had enough of Blueblood's poor manners and behavior, she dismisses him by calling him a "royal pain".
In Simple Ways, Rarity has a crush on travel writer Trenderhoof, but he only has eyes for Applejack. Rarity tries several attempts to get Trenderhoof's attention, including adopting Applejack's country mannerisms. By the end of the episode, Rarity learns that changing oneself just to impress someone else is wrong, and she gets over her crush.
S02E11 Unnamed Earth Mare #6/Rolling Thunder
- See also: Rarity#Spike
Spike develops a crush on Rarity the moment he sees her in Friendship is Magic, part 1, and their relationship develops over the course of the series. In Secret of My Excess, Spike nearly confesses his love to Rarity as they fall out of the sky.
In part 4 of the IDW comics story arc Nightmare Rarity, Rarity is restored by her friends with the power of friendship and Spike's love for her, and the evil force possessing her is destroyed.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Rarity's human counterpart dotes on the dragon-turned-puppy Spike and calls him adorable. When the students of Canterlot High School find out that Spike can talk, he incredulously asks if a talking dog is the weirdest thing they've seen that night. Rarity, calling Spike adorable again, picks him up and scratches behind his ears.
In Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, when Spike displays infatuation toward Charity Sweetmint and Charity likewise dotes on him, Rarity shows signs of jealousy, especially when Charity addresses him as "Spikey-Wikey".
The Storm King/Queen Chrysalis
Sweetcream Scoops/Big McIntosh
Sweetcream Scoops appears to be interested in Big McIntosh, much to his discomfort. On My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3 page 2, she gets comfortably close to him at Rarity's after-party. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 10, she winks at him from behind a kissing booth.
Sweetie Belle/"the boy in front of us"
In the "The Freshman Class Weighs In" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Apple Bloom writes "My friend Sweetie Belle sits next to me in science class and we both have a total crush on the boy in front of us. (Shhhh, don't tell him, you guys!)"
Swooning Ponies/Feather Bangs
Throughout the events of Hard to Say Anything, "Swoon Song", "Fond Feather", and "Dear Darling" swoon over the smooth-talking and overconfident Feather Bangs. When Feather Bangs fails to win Sugar Belle's heart against Big McIntosh, the Cutie Mark Crusaders encourage him to approach the mares and give him advice on how to talk to them.
In Gameloft's mobile game during the 2018 Hearts and Hooves Day storyline, the Cutie Mark Crusaders interact with the three mares on Feather Bangs' behalf, but he ends up becoming interested in Blaze instead.
In the second half of the IDW comics story arc Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair, Tealove bumps into and falls in love with Big McIntosh, and she imagines the two of them having a spy-thriller romance. She ends up fighting over him with Fleetfoot, who fell in love with Big Mac in the first half of the story.
In Simple Ways, travel writer Trenderhoof develops a crush on Applejack, but she doesn't return his affections. Throughout the episode, Trenderhoof hangs closely around Applejack, to her chagrin, and tries to get her attention. Near the end of the episode, Trenderhoof nearly gives up being a writer to live on Sweet Apple Acres with Applejack, but Applejack politely turns him down.
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Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks chapter 9 narration states, "Twilight cringed hearing it out loud. Even though she knew it was true, it was still hard to believe. Rising Star had seemed so sweet, so smart, and so genuine. How had she had a crush on someone who was using her?"
Zephyr Breeze/Rainbow Dash
In Flutter Brutter, Fluttershy's younger brother Zephyr Breeze frequently flirts with Rainbow Dash, much to Rainbow's disgust. Fluttershy's parents even believe that Rainbow has spent several years "pining for" Zephyr.
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Mane 6/School of Friendship
Cheerilee teaches a class of foals at the Ponyville Schoolhouse. She states in Call of the Cutie that she decided to become a teacher when she got her cutie mark and that "the flowers symbolized my hope that I could help my future students bloom if I nurture them with knowledge." She also assists the Cutie Mark Crusaders outside of class in Hearts and Hooves Day.
Chestnut Falls/Crystal Heart Foal Center
In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #1, Chestnut Falls is the owner of and teacher at the Crystal Heart Foal Center. When a young Sombra is brought to live at the orphanage, Chestnut Falls becomes his personal tutor.
Flim and Flam/Friendship University
In Friendship University.[specify]
Inkwell/School for Gifted Unicorns
In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8, Inkwell is an instructor at Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. After she assists in saving Canterlot from a dangerous threat, Inkwell becomes popular among Canterlot foals, and she is later hired to be a teacher. She helps the school become a prestigious institution, and she also counsels students with personal problems like Floribunda.
Mrs. Cake/Sugar Belle
Sugar Belle, who—during Hearts and Hooves Surprise—has come to Ponyville for a few days to help Pinkie Pie at Sugarcube Corner, newly is Mrs. Cake's part-time apprentice there in The Break Up Break Down.
Princess Celestia/Sunset Shimmer
Princess Celestia is Sunset Shimmer's personal teacher in The Fall of Sunset Shimmer; their student-teacher relationship is also mentioned in Rainbow Rocks and Forgotten Friendship. Some time during Sunset's studies, Celestia gives her a magical book with which to communicate with her. However, Sunset grows cruel and impatient with her studies over time and eventually abandons her studies.
Princess Celestia/Twilight Sparkle
Princess Celestia is Twilight's personal teacher in the first three seasons of the show. They have been teacher and student since Twilight first enrolled at the School for Gifted Unicorns, and over time, they have also become close friends. Throughout the first three seasons, Twilight regularly sends letters to Celestia about her findings on the magic of friendship.
As of Magical Mystery Cure, Twilight and Celestia's student-teacher relationship has changed in that they now learn from each other.
Principal Cinch/Crystal Prep Academy
Principal Cinch is the overbearing headmistress of Crystal Prep Academy. She takes pride in her school's reputation, accepting nothing but academic and athletic excellence from her students, particularly human Twilight Sparkle. She is not above exploiting her students in order to preserve said reputation and what she considers to be "her legacy".
Professor Flintheart/Snowfall Frost
In A Hearth's Warming Tail, Professor Flintheart is Snowfall Frost's magic instructor in the story A Hearth's Warming Tale. He imparts upon her the creed of "Work hard, learn, and use your skills to better Equestria" and convinces her to abandon fun and friendships to pursue a life dedicated to knowledge.
In Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Rarity takes on Charity Sweetmint as a protege through the H.O.O.F. Summer Mentor Program. Charity deeply idolizes Rarity to the point of dressing like her, talking like her, and at one point even impersonating her. Rarity teaches Charity the importance of being oneself, and they start over on friendlier terms.
Ruby Jubilee/Crystal Preparatory
In Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden, Ruby Jubilee is a teacher at Crystal Preparatory. Among her students are Olivine Jewel, Fire Opal, Star Seed, Mop Top, Citrine, Gemma, and Sweet Éclair.
Spitfire/Junior Flyers Summer Camp
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #11, Spitfire serves as a guest instructor to a class of Pegasus foals at Junior Flyers Summer Camp. However, her inexperience with children causes her to alienate the foals. With Rainbow Dash's help, Spitfire earns the foals' admiration and respect when she saves the camp from a tornado.
In Wonderbolts Academy, Spitfire serves as a Wonderbolt Academy drill instructor. She addresses the cadets loudly and firmly, commending cadets for pushing their limits and punishing those who under-perform. At the end of the episode, Spitfire learns through Rainbow Dash that pushing oneself "should never come at the expense of our fellow ponies."
Star Swirl the Bearded/Clover the Clever
Twilight Sparkle/Cutie Mark Crusaders
Twilight occasionally serves as a teacher/mentor figure to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. In The Show Stoppers, Twilight gives the Crusaders some guidance in finding their talents before and after the talent show. In Twilight Time, Twilight gives weekly "Twilight Time" study sessions for the Crusaders in her library.
Twilight Sparkle/Luster Dawn
Twilight Sparkle/Starlight Glimmer
Twilight takes Starlight Glimmer on as a pupil in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2. She allows Starlight to stay in the Castle of Friendship, and she gives her her first friendship lesson in The Crystalling - Part 1. Starlight graduates in Celestial Advice;[specify] she "works as Twilight Sparkle’s assistant" according to Signature My Little Pony Special magazine issue 1's Equestria News.
Twilight Sparkle/Sunset Shimmer
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks onward, Sunset and Princess Twilight begin communicating via magic journal as unofficial student and teacher respectively, with Sunset occasionally turning to Twilight for advice or guidance on a dilemma. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship, Sunset remarks about Twilight, "I had a good teacher", and Twilight remarks in return, "You were a good student."
During times when Twilight is faced with something she does not understand, she occasionally turns to Zecora for guidance and mentoring. She asks Zecora about the parasprites in Swarm of the Century, seeks her help when Spike starts growing uncontrollably in Secret of My Excess, learns magic from her in Magic Duel, and receives a spell-dissolving potion from her in What About Discord?.
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Canter Zoom/Juniper Montage
Svengallop is Coloratura's manager in The Mane Attraction. According to Coloratura, Svengallop "works very hard as [her] manager" and "has always supported [her] in all [her] interests". Despite this relationship of trust, however, Coloratura learns that Svengallop has been taking advantage of her fame for his own purposes and fires him.
Flim and Flam/Silver Shill
Silver Shill is Flim and Flam's employee and partner in Leap of Faith. He works with them to swindle ponies into buying their Miracle Curative Tonic. Later in the episode, Flim and Flam promote him to salespony. However, after being inspired by Applejack's honesty, Silver Shill abandons his partnership with Flim and Flam to make a more honest living.
Flixiplex Cinemas boss/Juniper Montage
In Viva Las Pegasus, Gladmane is the owner of a luxury resort in Las Pegasus and the employer of Flim, Flam, Trapeze Star, S06E20 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #6, "Roar Horn", and "Sprigfield". Gladmane initially appears very friendly to his employees, and they hold him in the highest regard. However, it is later revealed that he intentionally causes arguments among his employees in order to keep them working for him. When Gladmane's true nature is exposed, his employees quit.
Mr. and Mrs. Cake/employee(s)
Mr. and Mrs. Cake are Pinkie Pie's employers and landlords at Sugarcube Corner. According to Lauren Faust, they rent the top floor loft to Pinkie Pie and love her like a daughter. As of Baby Cakes, Pinkie Pie also occasionally babysits Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake for Mr. and Mrs. Cake. In Pinkie Pride, Mr. and Mrs. Cake sing that Pinkie planned their foal shower.
In Canterlot Boutique, Rarity hires Sassy Saddles to manage Canterlot Carousel. However, Sassy runs the boutique overbearingly, taking more dress orders than Rarity can handle and overseeing much of the boutique's business without Rarity's input. Rarity is nearly driven to close Canterlot Carousel due to these conditions, but she and Sassy eventually reach a friendly understanding.
In The Saddle Row Review, Rarity hires Miss Pommel, Plaid Stripes, Blue Bobbin, "Betsey Trotson", and "Stärke Kragen" as sales associates/consultants at Rarity For You. In The Last Problem, Yona is shown to be working in the future at Rarity's boutique.
In A Hearth's Warming Tail, Snowdash is Snowfall Frost's "loyal assistant" in the story A Hearth's Warming Tale. Snowfall initially treats Snowdash sternly, but she later comes to see her as a good friend. In Enterplay's collectible card game, Defenders of Equestria card #9 C of Rainbow Dash as Snowdash lists the quote "Ever since Snowfall Frost figured out how cool Hearth's Warming is, I went from no vacation time to two weeks a year, plus paid sick days! I think it's time to ask for that raise..."
Songbird Serenade's entourage across My Little Pony The Movie materials, Beyond Equestria: Pinkie Pie Steps Up, and My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #5 includes bodyguard/agent Vinny, bodyguard Whinnyfield, assistant Crownpiece, and temporary assistant Onyx Ardor.
The Storm King/soldiers, commanders, workers
In My Little Pony The Movie and its surrounding material, the Storm King's army consists of the Storm Creatures, hedgehog Grubber, and broken-horned unicorn Tempest Shadow, who becomes the Storm King's new second-in-command following the betrayal of his minion Strife, as depicted in My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel.
Suri Polomare/Coco Pommel
Coco Pommel is Suri Polomare's assistant in Rarity Takes Manehattan. Suri treats Coco harshly, making her sew all of Suri's dresses for Fashion Week and demanding coffee, and Coco mostly keeps her head down throughout her job. However, after being inspired by Rarity's generosity, Coco quits her job as Suri's assistant.
In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #21-22 story arc Manehattan Mysteries, Trixie has two stage assistants named Peppers Ghost and Miss Direction. When asked if one of them could secretly be the notorious jewel thief Rough Diamond, Trixie says, "Impossible! They don't have the skill!"
In No Second Prances, Trixie becomes friends with Starlight Glimmer, who offers her services as a stage assistant. Trixie refers to Starlight as her "great and powerful assistant", and together the two perform the Moonshot Manticore Mouth Dive.
Touring Wind/Bright Bridle
Bright Bridle is Touring Wind's assistant in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #19. Touring Wind and Bright Bridle's professional relationship appears to be mostly friendly; Touring Wind frequently asks for Bright Bridle's opinions on matters, but she also occasionally barks orders at her.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship.[specify]
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Biscuit and Spur/Bloofy
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Diamond Tiara and/or Silver Spoon/dog
Dottie, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #1, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #2, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #3, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #4, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #5, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #6, Mr. Fluffy, Pooples, Miss Kitty, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #7, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #8, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #9, Lemon Squeezy, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #10, S07E13 Unnamed Cat #1, S09E10 Unnamed Cat #1, S09E10 Unnamed Cat #2, and S09E10 Unnamed Cat #3 are Goldie Delicious' pets.[specify]
In the human world, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #1, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #2, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #3, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #4, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #5, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #6, Miss Kitty, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #7, S04E09 Unnamed Cat #8, and Lemon Squeezy are Goldie Delicious' pets.[specify]
Indigo Wreath and/or Fluttershy and/or Lyra Heartstrings and/or man/dog
A dog appears to be "Indigo Wreath"'s—during My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Music to My Ears, and Monday Blues—and/or Fluttershy's—in MLPEG Friendship Games _Bloopers_—and/or Lyra Heartstrings'—at an unspecified point earlier than Epic Fails—and/or Unnamed Man #9's—during Run to Break Free—pet.[specify]
Lulu Luck/Calvin & Theo
Multiple kitties are a Maraporean colt's pets.[specify]
Maraporean filly/Fluffy Bun
Fluffy Bun is a Maraporean filly's pet.[specify]
Denise is a Maraporean stallion's pet.[specify]
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Peewee—from Dragon Quest until an unspecified point apparently between My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #10 page 10 and Just for Sidekicks—and a colony of Sea Beasts—during My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #9—are Spike's pets.[specify]
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Princess Twilight Sparkle/Owlowiscious
Vignette Valencia/Yas Queen
Rivalries, feuds, etc.
Apple family/Flim and Flam
The Flim Flam brothers' first appearance in "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" sees them attempt to drive the Apple family out of business after they reject an unfavorable business proposal. The two develop a mutual animosity that is further inflamed when the brothers sell a fake miracle youth tonic that nearly causes Granny Smith to badly hurt herself in "Leap of Faith". Applejack is later reluctant to ally with them when Gladmane turns them against each other in "Viva Las Pegasus", and personally intervenes to foil another con in "Best Gift Ever".
Apple family/Pear family
In The Perfect Pear, the Apple family is revealed to have had a long-term feud with the Pear family. In flashbacks, when Grand Pear planned for the Pears to move to Vanhoover, his daughter Pear Butter secretly married Bright Mac from the Apple family, thus choosing to stay with the Apples. Grand Pear initially disapproved and abandoned Pear Butter, but as the years passed, he began to regret despising the Apples. In the present, with help from Apple Bloom, Applejack, and Big McIntosh, Grand Pear and Granny Smith rekindle their friendship.
Canterlot High School/Crystal Prep Academy
In the Equestria Girls universe, Canterlot High and Crystal Prep have a long-standing academic rivalry. The two schools compete in the Friendship Games, and Crystal Prep principal Abacus Cinch is obsessed with ensuring her own victory and continuing their school's dominance. After goading Twilight Sparkle into using unknown magic and accidentally transforming her into a demonic entity, the Crystal Prep students reject her ideology, she is subsequently fired, and the schools' rivalry becomes a healthier one.
Diamond Mint/Lemony Gem
In The Best Night Ever, Diamond Mint talks to Lemony Gem at the Grand Galloping Gala. The two are shown in Enterplay's collectible card game and stated on the MLP CCG Twitter as having a "peculiar brand of friendship" that is expressed through sarcasm and teasing:
- GenCon card #17 of Diamond Mint – Lemony Gem: If she makes that 'diamond in the rough' joke one more time, I swear...
- Premiere card #55 C of Mint Jewelup – Lemony Gem: If I hear that 'diamond in the rough' joke one more time, I swear...
- Premiere card #57 R of Lemony Gem – Mint Jewelup: When life gives you lemons, you're probably better off somewhere else.
- Canterlot Nights card #91 C of Lemon Hearts – Mint Jewelup: Now if only every pony with "Lemon" in their name was half as nice as Lemon Hearts...
- Equestrian Odysseys card #85 C of Junebug – Mint Jewelup: Junebug is such a dear, not even a sourpuss like Lemony Gem could get mad at her.
- Marks in Time card #29 U of Party Filly – Lemony Gem: Remember that time she Pinned the Tail on Mint Jewelup? Priceless!
- Defenders of Equestria card #76 U of Rainbowshine – Lemony Gem: Wow, is that Rainbowshine? Where has SHE been all this time? Mint Jewelup: No idea. Those presents better not be for YOU, though.
Hooffield family/McColt family
The Hooffields and McColts centers around the two titular families and their feud with each other. Fluttershy manages to end the feud by making the families realize how much their conflict is damaging the valley they live in.
Queen Chrysalis/Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer
In the IDW comics' first story arc, set after the events of A Canterlot Wedding, Queen Chrysalis seeks vengeance against Twilight Sparkle for foiling her plot to take over Canterlot. In To Where and Back Again - Part 2, Chrysalis loses her position as ruler of the changelings when Starlight Glimmer convinces her subjects to stop following in their leader's footsteps and share love instead of feeding on it, which makes her develop an obsessive grudge against the unicorn that carries on for multiple episodes.
Rainbow Dash/Lightning Dust
Rainbow Dash and Lightning Dust have a varying relationship across Parental Glideance flashbacks, Wonderbolts Academy, Winning Style pages 20-21, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo chapter 8, Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair chapter 9, Enterplay collectible card game Absolute Discord #10 U, Siege of the Crystal Empire and its Gameloft mobile game adaptation, a Signature My Little Pony magazine issue's[specify] Guess who’s coming for dinner?, The Elements of Harmony Volume II page 45, the magazine[specify] comics Just the ticket! and Super Sub!, and The Washouts.[specify]
After Twilight Sparkle inadvertently humiliates Trixie in Boast Busters, she returns for revenge in Magic Duel where she uses a magical amulet to defeat Twilight and take over Ponyville. Twilight frees Trixie from the amulet's corrupting influence, and they seemingly make amends. However, in No Second Prances, Trixie reveals to Twilight that she befriended Starlight Glimmer partly to best her at something, which almost ends up costing her her newfound friend. After Twilight helps to mend their relationship, Trixie finally lets go of her resentment toward her. Trixie "gets to have the showdown she always dreamed of with Twilight" in My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #3 through Issue #4.
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