Human (IDW comics' Annual 2013)
|Occupation||Captain of the Wonderbolts|
Sergeant of the Wonderbolt Academy
|Mane||¤ Vivid orange with light brilliant amber stripes|
|Nicknames||Unknown (whispered to Rainbow Dash), Sf (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony)|
|Relatives||Stormy Flare (mother)|
Yellow lightning bolt
|Voice||Nicole Oliver (English, S1E16)|
Kelly Metzger (English, from S1E26 onward; credited Kelly Metger in S4E10)
Lori Berberi (Albanian)
Lotte Horlings (Dutch)
Annituuli Kasurinen (Finnish, seasons 2-3)
Stephane Flamand (French, season 1)
Elsa Poisot (French, season 3 onwards)
Anita Hopt (German, seasons 1-2)
Marie-Luise Schramm (German, season 3 onwards)
Debora Morese (Italian, season 1)
Gea Riva (Italian, S2E22)
Tania De Domenico (Italian, seasons 3-5)
Maria Grazia Errigo (Italian, S6E7)
Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese)
Yoon Mi-na (Korean)
Noorhayati Maslini Omar (Malaysian, S1E16)
Tomasz Jarosz (Polish, season 1)
Anna Sztejner (Polish, seasons 3 onwards)
Celso Alves (Brazilian Portuguese, S1E16)
Márcio Marconatto (Brazilian Portuguese, S1E26)
Jussara Marques (Brazilian Portuguese, S2E22)
Fernanda Bullara (Brazilian Portuguese, season 3)
Gabriela Codrea (Romanian, seasons 1-2)
Alina Leonte (Romanian, season 3)
Cosmin Petrut (Romanian, season 4)
Olga Shorokhova (Russian, seasons 1, 3 and 5)
Olga Golovanova (Russian, season 4)
Anneli Heed (Swedish, from S1E26 onward)
Gabriela Guzman (Latin American Spanish, seasons 1, 2, and from season 4 onward)
Dulce Guerrero (Latin American Spanish, season 3)
Sumita Thaijamnong (Thai)
Alisa Huryeva (Ukrainian, seasons 5-6)
Spitfire is a female Pegasus pony and the captain of the aerial acrobatics group, the Wonderbolts. She makes her debut in Sonic Rainboom and her name is first used in The Best Night Ever. She and Soarin are the first two members of the Wonderbolts to be named on the show. Spitfire is a term denoting a person with a fierce temper. The Supermarine Spitfire is also the name of an iconic British-produced, high-performance Allied fighter aircraft used in the Second World War.
Depiction in the series
Spitfire first appears in Sonic Rainboom, where she is one of the celebrity judges of the Best Young Flyer Competition; later in the episode, she gets knocked out trying to save Rarity from falling. Although Spitfire is female in the original version of the show, she is given a male voice in the Polish,[note 1] Hungarian,[note 2] European Portuguese,[note 3] and Brazilian Portuguese[note 1] dubs of the show. In The Best Night Ever, she recognizes Rainbow Dash at the Grand Galloping Gala and asks her to hang out with the Wonderbolts. However, she is too distracted by other ponies to pay much attention to Rainbow Dash.
She participates in the Wonderbolts Derby in Sweet and Elite and comes in second to Fleetfoot. In the episode Hurricane Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash mentions that Spitfire is the captain of the Wonderbolts. Later in the episode, she supervises the other Pegasus ponies as they create a waterspout to deliver water to Cloudsdale and seems impressed by their efforts, even though they did not break the record.
She makes an appearance in Wonderbolts Academy, during which her voice has a higher pitch and is raspier than it is in Sonic Rainboom, The Best Night Ever, and Hurricane Fluttershy. This is the first episode to show her cutie mark, three licks of flame resembling an abstraction of a phoenix. She acts as the drill sergeant of the Wonderbolt Academy and challenges the cadets to push themselves. She is impressed with Lightning Dust's showboating and makes her team leader, not noticing that Dust achieves her record-breaking times by putting other ponies in harm's way.
Rainbow Dash confronts Spitfire about Lightning Dust's recklessness, and proceeds to quit the academy when Spitfire doesn't challenge her claims. Spitfire, however, is angry, claiming that she was not given a chance to respond, catches up with her, and tells Dash that being a Wonderbolt is about "pushing yourself in the right direction", which Dash has shown her she can do. She makes Rainbow Dash the team leader, stripping Lightning Dust of her rank.
Spitfire returns in the episode Rainbow Falls alongside Soarin and Fleetfoot, competing for Cloudsdale to qualify for the Equestria Games. After an injury to Soarin's wing, she and Fleetfoot conspire to recruit Rainbow Dash to their team to replace him, first by inviting her to practice with them, and then asking her to join the team permanently. She reveals a somewhat more underhanded side to her in this episode, as she lies to both Soarin and Rainbow Dash, telling the former that they already found someone to replace him and the latter that Soarin was still wounded when he had already healed. However, when Rainbow Dash ultimately chooses to continue competing for Ponyville, an inspired Spitfire gives Rainbow Dash her Wonderbolt pin when her team qualifies for the Games.
Spitfire and her team appear in the episode Equestria Games, competing in the horse-shoe event against the other teams and wins first prize, cutting it close to Rainbow Dash, and the two hoof-bump eachother for good sportsmanship. Spitfire also witnesses Spike singing the Cloudsdale Anthem wrong, and gets embarrassed because of it. Spitfire is also one of the Pegasi attempting to save the crowd against an icy cloud one of the archer ponies accidentally causes.
In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, Spitfire appears alongside other Wonderbolts and academy cadets attempting to stop Lord Tirek, but she ends up having her flight stolen. Her flight is returned to her at the end of Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2. She later sees the rainbow with Soarin and Fleetfoot during the song Let the Rainbow Remind You.
Spitfire appears along with Soarin at the welcoming party in Party Pooped, hosting their own booth. In Rarity Investigates!, retired Wonderbolt Wind Rider lures her away from an upcoming aerial performance with a fake letter saying her mother Stormy Flare was ill. After Rainbow Dash retrieves her and brings her back in time for the performance, Spitfire angrily strips Wind Rider of his Wonderbolt status and gives his part in the performance to Rainbow Dash.
In Newbie Dash, Spitfire offers Rainbow Dash full membership in the Wonderbolts. When Rainbow's efforts to impress the team result in her earning a humiliating nickname, Spitfire tells her that all of the Wonderbolts have equally embarrassing nicknames, including herself.
In Parental Glideance, Spitfire and the rest of the Wonderbolts perform a practice routine, only to be interrupted by Rainbow Dash's parents, Bow Hothoof and Windy Whistles, cheering on their daughter. Sometime later, Spitfire agrees with Rainbow Dash to perform an unofficial show for Bow and Windy so that Rainbow can apologize to them for yelling at them. She also appears in flashback as a filly.
In Marks and Recreation, Pipsqueak asks Thunderlane if he knows Spitfire. In Secrets and Pies, Spitfire is among the ponies that Pinkie Pie interrogates during her investigation, and she also crashes into Pinkie at one point during Wonderbolt practice.
In Fake It 'Til You Make It, Spitfire appears as Rainbow Dash declines Rarity's request to look after her Manehattan boutique. In Grannies Gone Wild, she appears in a photo riding the Wild Blue Yonder while playing chess with Misty Fly. In A Matter of Principals, Starlight Glimmer hires Spitfire to be a temporary substitute teacher at the School of Friendship.
In Yakity-Sax, she participates in a Wonderbolts show, but she gets so distracted by the poor music from Pinkie's yovidaphone, that she and the other Wonderbolts bump into Rainbow Dash. In The Washouts, Spitfire tries to deter Scootaloo from joining Lightning Dust's team of stuntponies with her signature drill instructor style of yelling.
In The Beginning of the End - Part 2, Spitfire is among the Wonderbolts that get brainwashed by King Sombra. She, along with Soarin, Fleetfoot, Thunderlane, Silver Zoom, and High Winds block Rainbow Dash from entering Canterlot castle. At the end of the episode, Spitfire and the rest of the Wonderbolts get freed from Sombra's curse.
In The Last Crusade, Spitfire appears alongside Fleetfoot and Soarin during CMC Appreciation Day, drawing the Cutie Mark Crusaders' logo in the sky. In Between Dark and Dawn, Spitfire flies by during Lotta Little Things. In The Summer Sun Setback, Spitfire is among the Wonderbolts to help contain the weather problem.
Spitfire is mentioned by Rainbow Dash in Growing Up is Hard to Do, saying she summoned every Wonderbolt to help contain storm clouds that got loose from the weather factory.
In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Spitfire leads the other Wonderbolts into the final battle against Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow. In The Last Problem, Spitfire flies with the Wonderbolts during Twilight's coronation ceremony. She also briefly appears in Rainbow Dash's group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.
In Deep Tissue Memories, Spitfire appears during Rainbow Dash's memories of Sonic Rainboom, Rainbow Falls, and Newbie Dash.
Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie
Spitfire briefly appears with the rest of the Wonderbolts during the Friendship Festival in My Little Pony The Movie.
Depiction in the comics
In the IDW comics, Spitfire appears on a Larry's Comics and Jetpack Comics exclusive cover RE of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #12, on page 19 of My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #10, and on Phantom Variant cover RE of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #22. A human counterpart of Spitfire appears as a Canterlot High School student and soccer club member in IDW Publishing's My Little Pony Annual 2013.
In the "Season 10" comics, Spitfire travels to Captain Celaeno's homeland of Parrot Peaks with Rainbow Dash, Celaeno, Lyra Heartstrings, and Sweetie Drops. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #96, Spitfire and Rainbow Dash's team briefly appear dropping off Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Discord, Trixie, and Capper in Abyssinia before continuing to Parrot Peaks.
Spitfire also appears on pages 2 and 5 of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #11, Spitfire teaches a class of young ponies how to fly during summer camp. Revealed to be uncomfortable around foals, Spitfire is unable to properly teach them without getting nervous, and her drill instructor methods are met with poor reception. With Rainbow Dash's help, Spitfire is able to overcome her nervousness and motivate the young ponies.
Spitfire is mentioned on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #18's regular cover, she appears with Fleetfoot on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #41 pages 12 and 17, and she appears watching Buffalo Bull's Wild West show on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #33 page 15. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #36, Spitfire tasks Rainbow Dash with finding Soarin when he travels to the dangerous Yaket Mountain Range. She appears with the other Wonderbolts in Wings Over Yakyakistan, in which they visit Yakyakistan for an air show only to be present during an attack by dragons.
In My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #2, Spitfire appears on the Cloudsdale bowling team.
In My Little Pony/Transformers Issue #1, Spitfire appears on page 9 encountering the Autobot Windblade after Queen Chrysalis brings the Autobots and Decepticons of Transformers to Equestria. In Issue #4, Spitfire takes part in the final battle against Chrysalis' changelings and the Decepticons.
In My Little Pony/Transformers II Issue #1, Spitfire and her fellow Wonderbolts fly through a Space Bridge and arrive on Cybertron. In Issue #2, she and her teammates work together with Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp to capture and restrain King Sombra's brainwashed minions.
In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #100, Spitfire and company arrive in Ornithia during the royal wedding between Celaeno's childhood friend Ocypete and Prince Huginn. While exploring the Elements of Harmony temple under the castle, Spitfire is attacked along with Rainbow Dash and knocked unconscious, and Celaeno later saves her from the crashing airship. Together with Rainbow Dash, Spitfire flies Celaeno back to Ornithia in time to stop the wedding, and she holds off the Knight of Harmony Ceridwen while Rainbow goes to warn Twilight.
A partially translucent mini-figure toy of Spitfire was leaked in early August 2012, and its corresponding collector card was leaked in late November 2012; the toy and card were released as part of the seventh wave of mystery packs in January 2013. The card and Soarin's card from the same wave misidentify the two ponies as each other, though the wave's packaging identifies them correctly. According to Soarin's card, "SPITFIRE is the captain of the WONDERBOLTS flying team!" Her name is listed as a trademark both on his card and on the packaging of the wave.
A second mini-figure toy of Spitfire has been displayed at the 2014 American International Toy Fair. The toy and its accompanying collector card were released as part of the eleventh wave of mystery packs. According to this card, "SPITFIRE is captain of the WONDERBOLTS flying team."
A trading card featuring Spitfire and Soarin'[sic], released between the second and third seasons of the show, lists Spitfire's cutie mark as a yellow lightning bolt which matches the symbol on all the female Wonderbolts flight suits.
In the Crystal Games expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, card #193 UR gives Spitfire the description "Being captain of an Equestria Games team AND of the Wonderbolts requires leadership, team building, and a heaping helping of awesome."
A third mini-figure toy of Spitfire was released in August 2016 as part of the Target-exclusive Wonderbolts Cloudsdale Mini Collection. In September 2016, a toyset including an action figure of Spitfire with Soarin and a folding-wing aircraft was released as part of the Guardians of Harmony fan series.
A brushable toy of Spitfire was released in August 2017 in the Friendship Festival Party Friends Collection Pack exclusive to Toys "R" Us.
In Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 41, Miss Cheerilee's Quiz question 5 asks who did Princess Cadance marry, with the correct listed answer being Shining Armor and with the incorrect listed answers being Spitfire and Fancypants[sic].
My Little Pony mobile game
Spitfire is a character in Gameloft's mobile game, and serves as a boss during "The Crowning Achievement" and "Wonderbolt for a Day" events. Her bio states "Spitfire is the captain of the most talented flyers in all of Equestria, the Wonderbolts."
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
THE WONDERBOLTS are an elite squad of Pegasus ponies who perform amazing aerial feats of derring-do at competitions across the lands of Equestria. SPITFIRE is team captain and a spirited competitor. SOARIN loves blazing a trail through the clouds—but only when he's not chowing down on one of Applejack's pies. Other team members include Blaze, Fire Streak, Fleetfoot, High Winds, Lightning Streak, Misty Fly, Rapidfire, Silver Lining, Surprise, and Wave Chill.
Volume II guidebook
SPITFIRE is team captain and academy drill instructor. She tells ponies what they're doing wrong but also what they're doing right. Spitfire makes her team work. She's not always nice about it. In her opinion, that's the only way her students will ever learn.
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|S||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|F||At least one appearance where the character is only in a flashback or fantasy-setting|
|P||No physical appearance, but appears in a photo, drawing, or figure|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
- "So you're the little pony who saved our lives. We really wanted to meet you, and say thanks..."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Sonic Rainboom
- "Always hungry after a show, eh Soarin?"
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Hey, I know you. You're the pony that saved us in Cloudsdale and won the best flier competition!"
- — To Rainbow Dash, The Best Night Ever
- "Well, Rainbow Dash, looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well, at least they saved Soarin's apple pie."
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Nice job, Rainbow Dash. You may not have set a new record, but you showed a lot of guts."
- — Hurricane Fluttershy
- "Well looky what we got here. Bet you all think you're Wonderbolt material, don't cha? Think you got what it takes to be an elite flier? Well then, let me be the first to tell you...... You don't! If you had what it took to be an elite flier you'd already be a Wonderbolt!"
- — To Wonderbolt cadets, Wonderbolts Academy
- "That's an academy record."
- — Multiple times, Wonderbolts Academy
- "Lightning Dust likes to push herself a little harder than you do. That's why I made her lead pony."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Wonderbolts Academy
- "The Wonderbolts are looking for the best flyers in Equestria. You were right. Being the best should never come at the expense of our fellow ponies. It's not just about pushing ourselves. It's about pushing ourselves in the right direction. You've shown you're capable of doing just that."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Wonderbolts Academy
- "We put you through some pretty intense workouts at the Wonderbolt Academy and you handled those just fine."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Falls
- "Rainbow Dash, you are something. Saw it at the Academy, seeing it again here. We could learn a lot from a competitor like you."
- — Rainbow Falls
- "Wind Rider! I see you met Rainbow Dash. She's one of our most promising reserves. She just might beat your record!"
- — Rarity Investigates!
- "Ah, don't be modest. A little practice and you'll be beating records in no time."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Rarity Investigates!
- "For attempting to frame Rainbow Dash, I hereby strip you of your Wonderbolt status!"
- — To Wind Rider, Rarity Investigates!
- "We need you in the show when we get to Ponyville. Flying!"
- — To Rainbow Dash, Newbie Dash
- "Will it be hard? Yes! Will you cry? Maybe. Will you fly so much your wings fall off? That has only happened once."
- — Top Bolt
- "I love my job."
- — Top Bolt
- "Well, la-dee-doodle-dah! Lemme give you a different scenario. You're probably saying to yourself, "I'm young. I'm strong. I'm gonna go out there and stunt some tricks with my new friend Lightning Dust!" Well, I'm here to tell ya that if ya play that game, you're gonna find out it's pretty hard to "stunt tricks" in a full body wing-and-hoof cast drinkin' through a straw!"
- — To Scootaloo, The Washouts
- "C'mon, Rainbow Dash! What team are you playin' for?"
- — My Little Pony October 2013 annual
- Only in season one. In season two she is given a female voice.
- Only in episode 16.
- Only in episode 26.
- ThePonyArtCollection tumblr post (2012-07-02). Accessed on July 2, 2012
- Jayson Thiessen (2012-12-19). according to my info, it was Nicole Oliver in ep16. At the time, she was named "wonderbolt leader". Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- Kelly Metzger (2012-11-16). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: Hey Interwebs, I am Spitfire .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- Kelly Metzger (2012-12-19). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: @jordanolling No that's not .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- Kelly Metzger (2012-12-19). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: @jordanolling @Dusty_Kat Yup .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- Dubbingpedia's publication of an e-mail from SDI. Dubbingpedia (2014-05-12). Retrieved on 2014 May 15.
- Y ahora con ustedes, SPITFIRE Gaby Guzmán! pic.twitter.com/waDZSoODMW. Twitter (2014-04-25). Retrieved on 2014 April 25.
- Spa Pony Set Finally Revealed!. Equestria Daily (2012-08-07). Retrieved on 2012 August 17.
- My Little Pony Friendship is Magic 2 Inch PVC Figure Series 6 Box [24 Mystery Packs] Pre-Order ships January. Retrieved on 2012 December 20.
- Spitfire, Misty Fly, and Soarin's mystery pack wave 7 packaging identification and collector cards.
- ASM's Toy Fair 2014 Gallery/hasbro/my-little-pony/IMG_0467. Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- My little pony magazine. YouTube (2015-04-29). Retrieved on 2015 April 30.