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Female (Princess Celestia's guards in S8E26 and mobile game; unicorn guard in S9E04 and mobile game; Sable Spirit's guard in S7E16; Nightmare Moon's guards in S5E26)
|Occupation||Militaristic and defense force|
|Voice||Jayson Thiessen (S1E22, S2E20); Andrew Francis (S3E1, S4E1, S6E16); Peter New (S4E1, S5E15); Brian Drummond (S5E15); Ian Hanlin (S6E16); Jason Simpson (S7E3), Scott Underwood (S7E10) (English)|
Arturo Cataño and Arturo Castañeda (Pegasi); Abraham Vega and Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Unicorns); Salvador Reyes (Earth Pony) (Latin American Spanish)
Yoshiyuki Shimozuma and Shinobu Matsumoto (Japanese)
Kim Jang and Song Joon-seok (S1E22) (Korean)
The royal guards, some also referred to as the E.U.P. (Earth, Unicorn, Pegasus) Guard of the Protective Pony Platoons,[note 1] are various groups of armored ponies, griffons, Hippogriffs, or gargoyles that serve various members of royalty. They act as bodyguards, ceremonial guards in festivities, soldiers, and chauffeurs on several occasions. The guards are generally shown wearing extremely serious expressions and usually don't speak, but when they do, their voice is provided by Jayson Thiessen, Andrew Francis, Peter New, Ian Hanlin, Brian Drummond, Jason Simpson and/or Scott Underwood. Their cutie marks are obscured by their uniforms.
- 1 Development and design
- 2 Unicorn guards
- 3 Pegasus guards
- 4 Earth pony guards
- 5 Alicorn guards
- 6 Crystal Empire guards
- 7 Notable members
- 8 Other royal guards
- 9 Other depictions
- 10 Merchandise
- 11 Quotes
- 12 Gallery
- 13 See also
- 14 Notes
- 15 References
Development and design
The royal guards' helmets are reminiscent of Greek Corinthian helmets, Roman "Imperial" helmets, medieval Barbut Helmets, and Qing dynasty Imperial Guard helmets with the helmet crest being the same color as their tails and mane.
The royal guards—including Luna's bat-winged guards—were featured in a cut scene from Slice of Life in which, in the absence of other ponies, they would have joked around doing impressions of Celestia and Luna.
The unicorn guards first appear in the show's title sequence, standing at the feet of Princess Celestia's throne. Their next appearance is in The Cutie Mark Chronicles. Set in Twilight Sparkle's flashback, eight gray unicorn guards play fanfare for Princess Celestia as she comes on stage and raises the sun for the Summer Sun Celebration. The guards remain expressionless throughout the ceremony. They stand at the aisles of the theater in Hearth's Warming Eve.
Unicorn guards appear in It's About Time wearing different uniforms, featuring helmets with flowing crests and redesigned armor. They patrol the Canterlot Archives; one of them, who recognizes Twilight Sparkle, unlocks the restricted "Star Swirl the Bearded" wing for her, even though at first she tries to avoid them and dreads being discovered sneaking about but finds herself eventually cornered.
In reference to their appearance in the title sequence, two unicorn guards appear standing between Celestia's throne in the end of Crusaders of the Lost Mark. Unicorn guards appear among Princess Celestia's army in an alternate timeline in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1.
In Celestial Advice, two grey unicorn guards observe Celestia pacing across her floor in a flashback.
In A Royal Problem, a grey unicorn guard shows Starlight Glimmer to her royal suite. Later, he calls her for an audience with Princess Luna and almost catches the music box ballerina wishing Starlight luck.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship, grey unicorn guards are present when Twilight and Sunset Shimmer come to visit the princesses, both at the door to the throne room and at the foot of Celestia's throne.
In School Daze - Part 2, two unicorn guards appear at Celestia and Luna's throne room. In A Rockhoof and a Hard Place, several unicorn guards are shown being drilled by Flash Magnus in Canterlot. In School Raze - Part 2, several unicorn guards are seen marching from Canterlot with Celestia, Luna, and Chancellor Neighsay.
In The Beginning of the End - Part 2, [specify]. In Sparkle's Seven, unicorn guards, both stallion and mare, appear guarding Canterlot Castle from intruders. Rarity also enters the heavily guarded castle by disguising herself in royal guard armor. In Between Dark and Dawn, a unicorn mare appears at the front gate of Canterlot Castle.
In The Summer Sun Setback, a unicorn mare enters Canterlot Castle with her medallion, unwittingly alerting a disguised Queen Chrysalis to the new security feature. A unicorn stallion is later distracted by Cozy Glow and has his magic drained by Tirek, allowing the intruders to enter the Canterlot Archives.
In The Ending of the End - Part 1, a unicorn stallion regards Applejack with suspicion due to rumors spread by the three villains. Multiple unicorn guards later prepare to defend Canterlot from their attack, but are easily defeated by the transformed Cozy Glow.
Sable Spirit's guards
Princess Celestia's guards
In Friendship is Magic, part 1, a pair of the more commonly seen white-coat Pegasus guards chauffeur Twilight Sparkle and Spike from Canterlot to Ponyville in a flying chariot. Their following appearance is in Friendship is Magic, part 2. When Mayor Mare commands three of them to stop Nightmare Moon, the latter strikes them with lightning bolts to swat them away. The guards later draw the royal chariot into town at the end of the episode. They briefly appear in Swarm of the Century, driving Celestia's flying chariot, and in Sonic Rainboom, accompanying Celestia in her spectator box at Cloudsdale's stadium.
They make a speaking appearance in A Bird in the Hoof, where they guard the princess and search for her pet bird Philomena. Two guards stand on duty at the entrance to Sugarcube Corner where Celestia is staying. They are pestered by Rainbow Dash who tries to elicit a response from them, but they remain stoic and silent. Soon after, they hinder Fluttershy's entrance until Twilight confirms she's allowed inside. Later, a guard notifies Celestia that the mayor seeks an audience with her. Even later, two guards are sent to inform Twilight that the Princess's bird is missing, and they continue looking for the bird throughout the episode. The episode ends with the bird tickling the guards and making them laugh at Rainbow Dash's request.
In Rarity Investigates!, Rarity and Rainbow Dash interrogate Spearhead and two other Pegasus guards over a crime that takes place within Canterlot Castle. One of the guards complains that their job is incredibly boring and thankless work, to the point that they were easily distracted by an offering of cake from the culprit, which allowed the crime to take place.
In Celestial Advice, Pegasus guards are seen flying Twilight and Spike to Ponyville just as in the first episode. Pegasus guards also appear in A Royal Problem pulling Princess Luna's chariot as she smiles and waves to ponies in Canterlot.
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship, a Pegasus guard is seen flying over Canterlot.
In A Rockhoof and a Hard Place, some Pegasus guards appear being drilled by Flash Magnus in Canterlot. In School Raze - Part 2, Pegasus mares appear among Celestia's guards apprehending Cozy Glow, and later escorting her to Tartarus.
In The Beginning of the End - Part 2, [specify]. In Sparkle's Seven, Pegasus guards, both stallion and mare, appear guarding Canterlot Castle from intruders. Zephyr Breeze also appears as a new member of the royal guard. In Between Dark and Dawn, a Pegasus mare appears at the front gate of Canterlot Castle.
In The Summer Sun Setback, Queen Chrysalis disguises herself as a Pegasus guard as part of her efforts to infiltrate the Canterlot Archives. Real Pegasus guards also stand guard outside Canterlot Castle, and another alerts Twilight to the dangerous weather caused by a misdirected Pegasi weather team.
Hearth's Warming Eve guards
The Pegasus guards featured in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant share the same design as Celestia's Pegasus guards, but they have a different color scheme and a lightning bolt emblem instead of a star-shaped emblem.
Princess Luna's guards
Princess Luna's guards chauffeur Luna's flying carriage in Luna Eclipsed. Luna's guards have dark gray coats, bat wings, tufted ears, and cat-like vertical slits for pupils. They wear lavender-colored armor.
In The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2, Nightmare Moon's guards―both stallions and mares―appear in similar regalia to that used by Luna's guards and appear to possess bat wings as well.
Zephyr Heights guards
Earth pony guards
Two of the royal guards seen overlooking the station in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 have no wings or a horn, marking them as Earth pony guards. Another Earth pony guard appears in The Crystal Empire - Part 1, informing Princess Celestia about the return of the Crystal Empire. This marks the first time in the series that a royal guard has removed his helmet, confirming at least for the guard in question that the crest on their helmet matches their mane color.
Earth pony guards appear among Princess Celestia's army in an alternate timeline in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1.
Prince Hisan's guards
Crystal Empire guards
First appearing in the movie My Little Pony Equestria Girls, these Crystal Ponies serve as the royal guard for the Crystal Empire. The Crystal Earth pony guards are similar to the Canterlot Earth pony guards except most of them have the exclusive crystal sheen effect and wear armor with more decorative details. In the episode Three's A Crowd, a Crystal Pegasus guard appears alongside Flash Sentry. Two Crystal Earth pony guards appear in Equestria Games, escorting Spike to meet Princess Cadance when he arrives in the Crystal Empire for the titular sporting event. The Crystal Empire guards play a prominent role in The Times They Are A Changeling. In the season nine premiere The Beginning of the End, a number of Crystal Pegasus guards are enslaved by King Sombra after failed attempts to stop his takeover of the empire, and later join in his attack on Canterlot. In The Ending of the End, several Crystal Pegasus guards salute Shining Armor and Cadance after receiving word of an imminent attack on Canterlot, and are later seen on guard when Twilight's friends arrive.
Shining Armor is introduced as the captain of the royal guard in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1. He is the older brother of Twilight Sparkle and husband of Princess Cadance. Caramel, Cherry Fizzy, Noteworthy, and Meadow Song serve closely to Shining Armor in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2.
Flash Sentry is a character who appears in the movie My Little Pony Equestria Girls. He first appears as a Pegasus royal guard who greets Twilight Sparkle upon her arrival at the Crystal Empire castle. In the alternate world, Twilight encounters his human counterpart, and the two develop a crush on one another. When Twilight returns to Equestria, she blushes upon meeting her world's Flash Sentry again.
Flash's Pegasus counterpart makes non-speaking appearances in Three's A Crowd and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship. In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, he has a minor speaking role, introducing the duke and duchess of Maretonia to the Crystal Empire.
Spearhead is a guard who appears in-uniform in Rarity Investigates! and out-of-uniform in A Flurry of Emotions, with a speaking role in both but a different voice in each. In the latter episode, he is revealed to be an old friend of Shining Armor, and he states that he left his guard position in order to pursue a career as an artist.
Flash Magnus is revealed to have become a new drill sergeant of the Canterlot royal guard in A Rockhoof and a Hard Place.
In The Last Problem, Gallus is shown to be the new Captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard.
Other royal guards
In The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, Twilight Sparkle, narrating the history of Griffonstone to Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie from the book Bygone Griffons of Greatness, shows pictures of griffons guarding the former griffon king. Griffon guards are also mentioned in Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves.
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #18, an alternate universe King Sombra's royal guards appear dressed in black armor. In the present, they mistake the Mane Six and Spike for their alternate universe counterparts, and in a flashback, they imprison Princess Celestia and Star Swirl the Bearded. In Issue #19, one of alternate Princess Celestia's guards appears wearing white and gold Egyptian-themed armor. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #96-Issue #97, Panthera is patrolled by a force of Abyssinian guards.
In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5, King Orion of Timbucktu has a royal guard detail of sparkly-eyed Pegasi. Queen Chrysalis poses as one of these guards during her invasion of the city. Later in the same issue, Emperor Incitatus has a royal guard detail of unicorns.
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In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #4, two Pegasus royal guards transport Princess Celestia to the site of Twilight's battle with Queen Chrysalis and fight against the giant mutant cockatrices in the mini-comic "In the Interim..."
In the Nightmare Rarity story arc, numerous royal guards, including ones with armor like Shining Armor's, help against Nightmare Rarity and the Nightmare Forces. Two guards Pegasus also appear in Twilight's nightmare.
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9, one of Princess Luna's guards appears as her escort during the Summer Wrap-Up Festival.
In Reflections, on page 3 of Issue #17, two royal guards-including one of Luna's Pegasi-stand guard when Luna informs Twilight of Celestia's disappearance. Two more guards look confused as Princess Luna stands in for Princess Celestia during her absence.
In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8, two royal guards appear on page 1 at the entrance to the School for Gifted Unicorns. In Issue #10, two royal guards are named on page 4: an Earth pony royal guard named Sam and one of Princess Luna's guards named Ralph; they share their names respectively with a Storm Creature and a cat and with another Storm Creature. In the mini-comic "Luna Gets a Pet", one of Luna's guards escorts her through the forest.
In My Little Pony Annual 2013, two Pegasus guards escort Sunset Shimmer out of Canterlot Castle when Princess Celestia removes her from her position as Celestia's student, and Sunset overpowers them off-panel. Later, one of the guards moves the Crystal Mirror to Celestia's throne room.
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #3, a royal guard hails the arrival of Spike.
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #7, Pinkie Pie and Princess Luna play some pranks on two royal guards.
In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #1, several Crystal Empire guards bring Sombra to Chestnut Falls' orphanage after finding him alone in the frozen north. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #3, Pegasi guards are seen patrolling the streets of Canterlot on page 4. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #4, a unicorn guard serves as Celestia's advisor following Nightmare Moon's banishment. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5, guards from all three main tribes-including Luna's Pegasi-appear guarding Chrysalis' prison, and Pegasus guards appear in flashback during Chrysalis' siege on Timbucktu.
In My Little Pony Annual 2017, several Crystal Pegasi guards are seen fighting off a Changeling invasion of the Crystal Empire. In My Little Pony: Deviations, several royal guards appear pulling Prince Blueblood's carriage or standing guard on pages 3, 4, 5, and 6.
In Siege of the Crystal Empire, a Crystal Empire unicorn guard alerts Shining Armor and Cadance to the attack on the Empire, and several guards join Shining Armor in pursuing Iron Will. Several guards also appear in a flashback where they find Sombra as a foal.
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #61, two Pegasus guards appear in Princess Celestia's retinue at the Convocation of Creatures. In Issue #65, an Earth pony guard appears rolling the prison orb containing Shadowfall. In Issue #75, a unicorn guard appears on page 1, and in Issue #77, two guards-including one of Luna's-appear on page 4.
In My Little Pony: IDW 20/20, Pegasus guards pull a chariot to transport Twilight and her younger self to Ponyville. In My Little Pony Holiday Special 2019, several guards-including some of Luna's-appear on pages 4, 7, and 17, assisting with the Royal Hearth's Warming Gala and later coming to the aid of a stranded train.
In The Great Princess Caper, several Pegasus guards engage airborne Storm Creatures during the battle for Canterlot.
In Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon, Luna's guards are given the names Echo and Nocturn. The novel also confirms Larson and Faust's statements of her guards being a different "race of ponies that lived deep within mountain caves like bats." Echo and Nocturn are revealed to have entered Luna's service after she saved them from a dragon, and they accompany her to the titular festival.
In Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden, Shining Armor is called away by Celestia to hold trials for new guard recruits including Jasper Hoof and Topaz. Lieutenant Jade Wing is also featured in chapter 9.
In My Little Pony: The Movie: The Junior Novel, Queen Novo's seapony guards are specifically referred to as royal guards. In Beyond Equestria: Fluttershy Balances the Scales, seapony guards Cerulean and Salt Air are featured, and guards Golden Fin and Crystal Tide are mentioned.
One of Luna's guards is referred to as a "cool looking Pegasus" in a post by Gameloft's My Little Pony mini-site and My Little Pony game Facebook page. The game also identifies Blackthorn as captain of the Everfree Royal Guard. During the "Siege of the Crystal Empire" and "The Nightmare Before Hearth's Warming" events, several royal guards appear as enemy minions or bosses. A texture matching Nightmare Moon's white guard has been included in the game's files. The Chaos Roadhouse Sentry also serves as a boss battle helper during the "Nightmare Knights" event.
My Little Pony mobile game descriptions
The Royal Guard pegasus ponies serve as the protectors of Princess Celestia and all of Equestria.
Princess Luna's Royal Guard:
Princess Luna's protector ponies are identified by their dark coats and manes, as well as their purple armor.
The brave royal guards serve Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. Their job is to protect Equestria and its rulers from harm.
While protecting his Princess from all who would harm her, he DOES spend a lot of time cleaning his armor.
Stalwart Royal Guard:
He’s sworn to defend the great Crystal Empire -- and with wings of that size, he’s quite the high flyer!
With the pinkest of plumes and his bright golden armor, this hippogriff stallion's really a charmer!
Stalwart Hippogriff Guard:
Novo and Skystar she'll always keep safe -- but she needs some new armor. (That suit tends to chafe.)
This ancient warrior adheres to a strict code of honor, duty, and having really neat armor. He added that last part to the code himself.
Canterlot Night Guard:
He's dedicated to his job--but it's hard to say if this pony joined to serve and protect, or just to wear that snazzy uniform.
Crystal Empire Guardspony:
A devoted protector of his homeland, this stallion feels REALLY bad about the whole 'Sombra taking over' thing. He'll do better next time -- he promises!
Mirror-Sombra's Castle Guard:
In a universe where Sombra was good all along, this pony served him faithfully. Wonder what he's doing on THIS side of the mirror?
Steely Canterlot Marshal
Princess Luna makes sure to rotate her guardsponies into Canterlot's Royal Guard on a regular basis. It's broadening!
Solemn Canterlot Marshal
''You know what they say about Canterlot's royal guard: they ALWAYS get their pony!
Stern Canterlot Marshal
Canterlot's Royal Guards are authorized to roam beyond the borders of the Equestrian capital in search of the most dangerous pony criminals.
Chaos Roadhouse Sentry
Watching the Chaos Roadhouse's Villain-O-Meter can be tiring work -- but at least he gets to trigger the attached trap door every now and then.
Centaur Castle Guard
Technically, they're 'gargoyles guarding a centaur castle' but writing that would have taken up too much space.
Protecting a mirror-universe tyrant isn't the flashiest job, but at least the insurance coverage is decent.
If the legends surrounding the fall of Timbucktu are to be believed, there's a chance this guy is Chrysalis in disguise. Be careful!
One of Princess Luna's guards appears in the Castle Creator game. He is referred to as a Pegasus in the file name of a Castle Creator and Card Creator game asset both on the websites of both Hasbro and The Hub.
My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria
In Vol. 1, two Pegasus guards appear in a fantasy arresting Star Dancer. In Vol. 2, a captured Star Dancer is under the watch of two futuristic guards before being freed by Professor What. In Vol. 3, a Bat Pony and several Pegasi guards appear on pages 12, 13, and 14, among others, in an alternate timeline ruled over by Nightmare Moon.
A mini-figure toy and collector card of Royal Guard are included in the twenty-first wave of mystery packs. The collector card states about Royal Guard, "He protects Canterlot Castle with his friends."
In Enterplay's collectible card game, card α #14 C depicts a Pegasus royal guard and lists the quote "Stop right there, criminal!"
In the game's Canterlot Nights expansion set, card #33 R depicts an Earth pony royal guard and lists the quote "I'm going to need to see your cart license and registration. Please step out of the cart, ma'am." Card #54 R depicts a unicorn royal guard and gives the description "Luckily, the Canterlot Archive's closing time doesn't apply to the personal protégé of Princess Celestia."
In the game's Crystal Games expansion set, card #8 R depicts a Crystal Pegasus royal guard and lists the quote "Stop in the name of the law!" Card #26 U depicts a Pegasus royal guard and gives the description "Equestria's Royal Guards may be known for their stern behavior, but nopony can argue with their results."
- — Pegasus guard in A Bird in the Hoof
- "Who goes there?!"
- — Pegasus guard in A Bird in the Hoof
- "We were told we could find Twilight Sparkle here."
- — Pegasus guard in A Bird in the Hoof
- "We regret to inform you Miss, but the royal pet has gone missing."
- — Pegasus guard in A Bird in the Hoof
- "Hey, Twilight, haven't seen you in a while. Let me open that for ya."
- — Unicorn guard in It's About Time
- "News from Northern Equestria! Uh... Your Highness. [...] I am simply to tell you that it has returned."
- — Earth pony guard in The Crystal Empire - Part 1
- "We're officers of the Royal Guard. We take our orders from royalty. With Princess Luna and Princess Celestia gone, and Princess Cadance overseeing the Crystal Empire now, that means we take our orders from you."
- — Unicorn guard in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1
- "A thousand pardons, O Great and Honorable Spike the Brave and Glorious."
- — Crystal guard in Equestria Games
- "Oh, you're right. We don't get a lot of recognition for what we do."
- — Unicorn guard in Rarity Investigates!
- "She took us by surprise and just... just... jumped in the mirror. I don't know..."
- — Pegasus guard in The Fall of Sunset Shimmer
- "Why hang it in an even more prominent place? Shouldn't you hide the mirror, Princess?"
- — Pegasus guard in The Fall of Sunset Shimmer
- "Princess Celestia. Buck Withers is here to escort Princess Cadance to the dance."
- — Pegasus guard in Friendship is Magic Issue #12 page 12
- " Hold it. It's these hooligans! Arrest them! "
- — Sombra's guard in Friendship is Magic Issue #18 page 9
- "And then, we are all going to polish our armor to a gleaming shine! After that, we have an appearance at the bake sale at the filly school in Ponyville! I personally plan on buying some lemon bars..."
- — Pegasus guard in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #10 page 5
- "Stop right there, criminal!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game α #14 C card Pegasus Royal Guard, Elite Sentry
- "I'm going to need to see your cart license and registration. Please step out of the cart, ma'am."
- — Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights #33 R card Earth Pony Royal Guard, Arresting Officer
- "Stop in the name of the law!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game The Crystal Games #8 R card Crystal Guard, On Duty
- "And for this, tonight we celebrate our dear Princess of the Night—Luna the Great!"
- — Nocturn, one of Luna's guards in Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon
- Royal Guards on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Royal Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Princess Luna's Royal Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Unicorn Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Crystal Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Stalwart Royal Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Noble Hippogriff Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Imperial Guardspony on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Canterlot Night Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Crystal Empire Guardspony on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Mirror-Sombra's Castle Guard on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Solemn Canterlot Marshal on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Chaos Roadhouse Sentry on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- According to Amy Keating Rogers on DeviantArt, the E.U.P. Guard serves the same purpose as the royal guard, and though Celestia refers to them as such, "the name may have changed over the many, many years."
- Jim Miller (2016-10-02). Big Jim on Twitter: "I don't see why not.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 August 29.
- Jim Miller (2017-05-28). Big Jim on Twitter: "We have yet to see any, but considering it's a matriarchal society, I wouldn't be surprised.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 August 29.
- Jayson Thiessen answering a question on Twitter (2012-03-13). Retrieved on 2012 March 29.
- M.A. Larson commenting that Luna's guards are a different race than Pegasi (2013-08-20). Retrieved on 2013 August 21.
- Lauren Faust agreeing with M.A. Larson (2013-08-21). Retrieved on 2013 August 21.
- Lauren Faust specifying where they live (2013-08-21). Retrieved on 2013 August 21.
- Sethisto (2015-06-18). M.A. Larson Reveals All Sorts of Fun Things Cut from Episode 100. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2016 October 4.
- Michael Vogel (2018-03-25). mktoon on Twitter: "Actually. I pitched an episode all about the guards one time. Just never made it all the way to reality. But i am in 100% in agreement about doing an episode that addresses wha the heck they do!… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 26.
- My Little Pony: A New Generation Movie Royal Gala Collection Toy for Kids - 9 Pony Figures, 13 Accessories, Poster (Amazon Exclusive). Amazon.com. Amazon (2021-07-23). Retrieved on 2021 July 24. “Also get to know Pegasus friends from Zephyr Heights: the royal guard Zoom Zephyrwing, paparazzi pony Shutter Snap, TV host Dazzle Feather, and stage manager Ruddy Sparks.”
- FiM layout artist on some of the royal guards in Twilight's flashback sequence. “That would be a layout/animation error.” Archived locally.
- My Little Pony: A New Generation Movie Snow Party Countdown Advent Calendar Toy for Kids - 25 Surprise Pieces. Hasbro (2021-06-16). Retrieved on 2021 July 4.
- Christie Damato (2017-02-17). My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony 2017 Product Descriptions. Retrieved on 2017 June 30.
- My Little Pony mobile game site referring to "Princess Luna's Royal Guard" as a Pegasus (2012-12-28). Retrieved on 2013 August 22.
- Timeline Photos. Facebook (2012-12-28). Retrieved on 2013 August 22.
- MLP_CharH_Pegasus.swf. Retrieved on 2013 August 22.
- MLP_CharH_Pegasus.swf. Retrieved on 2013 August 22.
- MLP_CharH_Pegasus.swf. Retrieved on 2013 August 22.