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For the Pegasus claimed by Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5 to have turned into starlight, see List of comic ponies#King Orion.
For the EG character whose placeholder name is "Starlight", see List of Equestria Girls characters#Starlight.
Starlight Glimmer
(Starlight Shimmer)

Starlight Glimmer ID S6E2

Starlight Glimmer in The Crystalling - Part 2

Starlight Glimmer filly ID S5E26

Starlight Glimmer as a filly in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2

Future Starlight Glimmer ID S9E26

Future Starlight Glimmer in The Last Problem

Starlight Glimmer ID EGS3

Starlight Glimmer's human form in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

Kind Unicorn
Human (EG)
Sex Female
Residence Castle of Friendship, Ponyville (S6E1 onward)
Our Town (up until S5E2)
Sire's Hollow (flashback in S5E26 and S6E1)
Occupation Principal of the School of Friendship (S9E20 onward)
School of Friendship guidance counselor (S8E1-S9E20)
Twilight Sparkle's student (S5E26-S7E1)
Leader of Our Town (up until S5E2)
Twilight Sparkle's assistant (according to Signature My Little Pony Special magazine issue 1's Equestria News)[1]
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Eyes Moderate persian blue
Mane Moderate purple with
lighter purple and
pale light, grayish aquamarine highlights
Coat Pale, light grayish heliotrope
Magic aura Light turquoise
Nicknames Star, Twinkle Star, Star-kle Light-star, Mini-Twilight, Sugarplum, Pumpky-Wumpkin, Chipmunk Cheeks, Puddin', Punkie wunk,[2] Hon-Bun, Silly-Filly, Miss Glimmer, Sugarbun
Relatives Firelight (father)
Cutie mark
Purple and white star with two two-toned blue glimmering streams
Equal sign
Six-pointed sparkle surrounded by five small sparkles
(Friends Forever Issue #35 page 9)
Voice Kelly Sheridan (English)
Laura Nezha (Albanian)
Algiona Aga (Albanian, S5E25-26)
Jessika Kasemi (Albanian, S7E1-S9E25)
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (Arabic)
Sabren Alwarrar (Arabic, seasons 7–9)
Choi An Hung (Cantonese)
Dora Jakobović (Croatian)
Vida Manestar (Croatian, S5E25)
Zuzana Hykyšová (Czech)
Radka Přibyslavská (Czech, DW Agentura dub)
Sara Ekander Poulsen (Danish)
Jannemien Cnossen (Dutch)
Katja Aakkula (Finnish)
Maia Baran (European French, S5E1-S5E2)
Séverine Cayron (European French, S5E25 onward)
Nicole Hannak (German)
Maria Zervou (Greek)
Maya Mitelpunkt (Hebrew)
Sriparna Chatterjee (Hindi)
Adrienn Pekár (Hungarian)
Debora Magnaghi (Italian, S5E1-S5E2)
Beatrice Caggiula (Italian, S5E25 onward)
Kokoro Kikuchi (Japanese)
Aınūr Bermūhambetova (Kazakh)
So Yeon (Korean)
Nirayu Zuhdi (Malaysian)
Wang Chen Ling (Taiwanese Mandarin)
Lena Meieran (Norwegian)
Klaudia Kuchtyk (Polish)[3]
Maíra Paris (Brazilian Portuguese)
Ana Vieira (European Portuguese)
Anca Sigmirean (Romanian)
Lina Ivanova (Russian)
Snežana Jeremić Nešković (Serbian)
Eva Germ (Slovene)
Roser Aldabó (European Spanish)
Annie Rojas (Latin American Spanish)[4]
Annica Smedius (Swedish)
Sopicha Ounsamai (Thai, season 5)
Thunwa Pakdeeumnat (Thai, season 6 onward)
Özge Çeçen (Turkish)
Olena Yabluchna (Ukrainian)
Roberta Bartůňková (Czech)
Niki Georgakakou (Greek)
Elena Diment (Romanian, season 6)
Ekaterina Shulgina (Russian, season 6)
Sopicha Ounsamai (Thai, season 5)
Araya Marit (Thai, season 6 onward)
Sofia Balan (Ukrainian)

Starlight Glimmer is a female unicorn pony and recurring character,[5] initially an antagonist but later a protagonist,[6] in the series. She first possibly appears in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #14[7] and first explicitly appears in the season five premiere. From The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 to Celestial Advice, she is Twilight Sparkle's student in the ways of friendship. As of A Horse Shoe-In, she is the principal of the School of Friendship. She is called Starlight Shimmer in some other media.

Development and design[]

Starlight Glimmer has a similar color scheme and name to Evening starlite and a similar color scheme to the non-siren forms of Aria Blaze. She has a lilac coat, a purple and teal mane and tail, and a cutie mark of a purple and white star with two blue glimmering streams—sometimes concealed by a fake equal sign. Part of her real cutie mark is similar to the compass rose cutie mark of "South Pole", of Léon, usually of Prince Blueblood, sometimes of Blue Moon, and in some material of Friends Forever 13 Unnamed Stallion - Doctor. Her name follows the same pattern as Twilight Sparkle, Sunset Shimmer, and Starbeam Twinkle and includes the name of G1 Starlight.

Art of Equestria page 108 - Starlight Glimmer concept art

Concept art of Starlight Glimmer in The Art of Equestria.

The book The Art of Equestria reveals that Starlight's mane was originally just two shades of purple. According to director Jim Miller, Starlight "has a talent for magic as well and is a proto-Twilight character. Her colors parallel Twilight Sparkle's for that reason." Her page also reveals different mane styles that were tried out for her, including one similar to Rainbow Dash.

In mid-February 2015, Miller was asked regarding Starlight Glimmer's resemblance to Evening starlite and replied about him having no idea who Evening starlite is and them being not the same as far as he can tell.[8] Later in the same month, he stated that Starlight Glimmer's name is not "Mayor Marx" or variations thereof,[9][10] was asked in reply, "What is it? Or is that still classified?" and replied back, "You'll find out once the episode airs!"[11]

Jim Miller teased on Twitter that Starlight might return in a future episode.[12] Her return was confirmed at Comic-Con 2015.[13]

According to Miller, Starlight was originally named "Aurora Glimmer", but this was changed due to Disney's trademark on the name "Aurora",[14] which is the name of the princess heroine from their 1959 film Sleeping Beauty and its related materials. Despite this, Zapp is a princess named Aurora, Aurora Muffin's name includes "Aurora", and Hasbro previously also managed to use "Aurora" as part of the name of G3 pony Aurora Mist.

According to Twitter conversations with Jim Miller, introducing Starlight and making her a new main character were the crew's idea that Hasbro had to approve,[15] Starlight being added to the show isn't a result of Sunset Shimmer's popularity,[16] Starlight is a recurring character,[5] and "SL" is "a protagonist like TS" and unlike Trixie.[6]

Regarding "what say" Josh Haber "had in Starlight's role in S6 and if having to re-introduce her as a protagonist was difficult", Haber stated, "I helped come up with stories about her. The hard part wasn't the reformed villain stories. It was what to do after them."[17]

In the season six premiere, Starlight begins sporting a new mane style; Miller stated regarding this change, "The other one made her look older and matronly. Also, it symbolized who she USED to be."[18]

On October 23, 2017, Josh Haber stated on Twitter that Starlight Glimmer was a latch-key-kid.[19]

Meghan McCarthy and M. A. Larson created the concept for the character while Kora Kosicka did the final design.[20]

In late August 2018, Jim Miller stated regarding Starlight, "There was never an intention to have her be the 7th member of the group (that honour belongs to Spike). From our standpoint, her purpose has always to be more of a longer arc about what it takes to earn redemption. It doesn’t just happen and things are a-ok. You have to work..."[21] " it every day. And some days you fall short. That’s why she’s more often than not with TS and not a full teacher. She’s still learning and growing, and IMO, that and her past experience is what makes her great for the counsellor position."[22]

In early October 2018, after five instances of Starlight wearing a dress—The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #44's Fried Pie cover, Panini My Little Pony magazine comic Le concours de Rarity's[23] use of fanart,[24] toys' Runway Fashions, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #71's pages 2-3 preview—Miller was asked, "Recently, I started to realize that Starlight Glimmer hasn’t been seen wearing any kind of dress, such as one for the Grand Galloping Gala. Would you guys be interested in giving Starlight a dress at some point?" and replied, "If the story required it, we’d happily give her a dress."[25]

Depiction in the series[]

Season five[]

Starlight "you will be as well" S5E1

Starlight in The Cutie Map - Part 1.

Starlight Glimmer first appears in the season five premiere as the founder and leader of a mysterious village in which every resident has given up his or her cutie mark.

As the leader of this village, Starlight has the philosophy that "true friendship" comes from being equal—no more or less talented than another—and that having special talents of any kind only leads to disharmony. To this end, Starlight uses a magical artifact called the Staff of Sameness to remove her followers' cutie marks and replace them with equal signs.

When Twilight Sparkle and her friends arrive at the village, Starlight Glimmer sees this as an opportunity to spread her message of equality to all of Equestria. She leads the Mane Six to a vault of cutie marks outside the village, where she takes their cutie marks from them with the Staff of Sameness and tries to convert them over to her way of thinking. Fluttershy, the only one among Twilight's friends who appears to convert, spies on Starlight and discovers that her own equal sign cutie mark is actually makeup.

Sugar Belle "either we're all equal or none of us are!" S5E2

Starlight's "utopia" collapses.

Using a bucket filled with water, Fluttershy and her friends expose Starlight's secret to her followers. It is also revealed that the Staff of Sameness's ability to remove cutie marks is Starlight's own magic and that the staff is an ordinary piece of wood. She attempts to leave with the Mane Six's cutie marks but is thwarted by her former followers. Having lost her followers' faith, Starlight retreats from the village and escapes into the caves.

In Amending Fences, Starlight hides her face behind a menu in the café scene. In What About Discord?, she spies on the Mane Six and Discord with binoculars from a bush in the park scene when they talk about time travel.

Starlight makes her second major appearance in the season five finale. She uses a time spell created by Star Swirl the Bearded to travel back in time to the day Rainbow Dash performed her first sonic rainboom. When she prevents Rainbow from performing the rainboom, she changes Equestria's history, and she takes steps to ensure that Twilight and Spike are unable to stop her from doing so.

Twilight and Starlight shooting and avoiding each other's magic beam S5E26

Starlight fighting Twilight in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2.

As Starlight and Twilight continually clash, Starlight inadvertently creates numerous alternate futures in which Equestria falls into ruin. Twilight brings Starlight with her to one future in order to show her the consequences of her actions, but Starlight refuses to accept the truth. When Twilight asks why Starlight acts this way, Starlight reveals that when she was a filly, her best friend Sunburst earned his cutie mark and left for Canterlot, leaving a young Starlight without a friend and with a fear of losing potential future friends. After bargaining with Twilight, Starlight decides to allow the rainboom to occur, restoring the present day.

Realizing the error of her ways, Starlight accepts whatever punishment that Twilight and her friends give her. Instead of punishing her, however, Twilight and her friends decide to teach Starlight about the magic of friendship, and Starlight feels reinvigorated with new life.

Season six[]

Sunburst "it's been a long time" S6E1

Starlight Glimmer reuniting with Sunburst in The Crystalling - Part 1.

In the season six premiere, Starlight has taken up residence in the Castle of Friendship as Twilight Sparkle's pupil, and Twilight presents her with her first friendship lesson: reuniting with her old friend Sunburst. Because of her past actions, Starlight is very nervous about seeing Sunburst again. When the two finally meet again, their dialogue is mostly awkward stuttering.

After a failed reunion, Starlight is convinced that Sunburst no longer wants to be her friend. However, when she approaches him later and discovers that he did not become an important wizard like she believed, Starlight learns that they both have their own histories of shame. The two then help Twilight and her friends save the Crystal Empire from an eternal winter.

With their friendship rekindled, Starlight and Sunburst say goodbye on much friendlier terms and promise to keep in touch.

Trixie gives a touched half-smile S6E6

Starlight Glimmer becomes friends with Trixie.

In No Second Prances, after several attempts to make friends in Ponyville end in failure, Starlight meets and befriends Trixie. When Twilight expresses skepticism in their relationship, Starlight feels that Twilight doesn't trust her to make her own friends. However, when Trixie admits that she became friends with Starlight partly to one-up Twilight, Starlight is emotionally hurt. With Twilight's help, Starlight makes amends with Trixie and helps her in her magic show.

In A Hearth's Warming Tail, Starlight is unenthusiastic about celebrating Hearth's Warming Eve and considers it no different from any other day. However, after Twilight reads her the story "A Hearth's Warming Tale", Starlight gains a new appreciation for the holiday.

In Spice Up Your Life, Starlight Glimmer briefly appears helping Twilight to reactivate the Cutie Map after the events of The Cutie Re-Mark caused it to go inactive.

In The Times They Are A Changeling, Starlight accompanies Twilight and Spike on their visit to the Crystal Empire to visit Sunburst and Flurry Heart. She is present when Spike's changeling friend Thorax exposes himself by accident, and she is quick to help defend Flurry Heart against the suspected changeling spy. Later, when Spike pleads with his friends that Thorax deserves another chance, his words strike a chord with Starlight, who comes to accept Thorax as a friend.

Starlight gives orders to the main five S6E21

Starlight Glimmer controls her friends' minds.

In Every Little Thing She Does, Starlight excels at her magic studies, but she avoids her friendship lessons. To fix this, she takes on several friendship problems at once with Twilight's friends, in order to impress her. In an effort to make things easier, she uses the Fiducia Compelus spell to mind-control the ponies into following her orders. Unfortunately, the ponies follow her orders so exactly and literally that things quickly spiral out of Starlight's control.

After Twilight helps fix her mess, Starlight confesses that she avoids her friendship problems out of fear of failing and being a disappointment to Twilight. With Twilight and Spike's guidance, Starlight apologizes to her friends for using magic on them, and she learns to address her friendship lessons more naturally.

Starlight makes a brief non-speaking appearance at the beginning of Top Bolt.

Trixie, Thorax, and Discord look at Starlight Glimmer S6E25

Starlight's unlikely team of heroes.

In the season six finale, Starlight Glimmer is invited back to her old village to celebrate the Sunset Festival, and she is accompanied by Trixie out of fear of being rejected. While the villagers openly welcome Starlight back, they look to her for advice on how to manage the festival. Starlight, uncomfortable with being in a leadership role after her past actions, abandons the festivities to return home.

When Starlight discovers that changelings have captured the royal princesses and taken the places of her friends, she assembles a team consisting of herself, Trixie, Thorax, and Discord to rescue them and save Equestria. Along this journey, Starlight is forced to take up the leadership role that she fears and lead her allies into the Changeling Kingdom. Due to the magic-dampening properties of Queen Chrysalis' throne, Starlight and her team infiltrate the changeling hive to destroy it and free the rest of her friends.

In the castle throne room, Starlight confronts Queen Chrysalis and, using what she has learned about Thorax not needing to feed on love, tries to convince Chrysalis to change the way she leads her hive. When Chrysalis tries to absorb Thorax's love, Starlight tells him to give it to her willingly, resulting in a magical blast that transforms the changelings into colorful, love-filled creatures. Starlight extends her hoof to the defeated changeling queen in friendship, but Chrysalis refuses, vowing revenge upon Starlight Glimmer before escaping.

Now more comfortable being a leader, Starlight returns to her old village to take part in the Sunset Festival.

Season seven[]

Starlight's reflection in her wall mirror S7E1

Starlight's mirror of friendship.

In Celestial Advice, Starlight receives a Pink Heart of Courage for saving Equestria from Chrysalis. After Twilight struggles to come up with a plan for her after she has progressed beyond needing friendship lessons, she graduates Starlight from her pupil status.

In All Bottled Up, Starlight teaches Trixie transfiguration and teleporting magic and inadvertently causes the Cutie Map to disappear. She uses a spell to bottle up her anger until the map is found, but it backfires once the bottled-up anger infects other ponies. Starlight and Trixie eventually recover the map, and Starlight learns not to bottle up her emotions.

Starlight Glimmer happy that Maud is back S7E4

Starlight befriends Maud Pie.

In Rock Solid Friendship, Starlight befriends Maud Pie, and the two form a connection over rocks and kite-flying. It is also revealed that Maud and Starlight met before during the initial founding of Starlight's village.

In Fluttershy Leans In, Starlight is among Fluttershy's friends who help her build her animal sanctuary.

In A Royal Problem, Starlight is summoned by the Cutie Map to solve a friendship problem between Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. When she determines that the two sisters don't appreciate one another, she uses a spell to switch their cutie marks for twenty-four hours so they can spend a day in each other's shoes. While Starlight is confident that she made the right call at first, she ends up having a nightmare where her actions cause the sisters' dark sides to fight each other. After Celestia and Luna reconcile and put an end to Starlight's nightmare, they tell her that she did make the right call, and that her bold actions were the very reason she was called by the map in the first place.

In Fame and Misfortune, Starlight helps Twilight make copies of the Friendship Journal, which are distributed across Equestria. When the readers start arguing over the friendship lessons and its writers, demoralizing Twilight and her friends, Starlight brings in two young fillies, Toola Roola and Coconut Cream, who assure them that the lessons in the journal helped them to become better friends.

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Starlight meeting Princess Ember in Triple Threat.

In Triple Threat, Starlight is present when both Princess Ember and Thorax arrive in Ponyville, Spike having accidentally invited them to visit on the same day. Starlight assists Spike in his efforts to keep Thorax and Ember separate due to Spike's fears that they won't get along.

In To Change a Changeling, Starlight and Trixie pay a surprise visit to the Changeling Kingdom and meet Thorax's brother Pharynx, the only changeling to not accept the hive's new way of sharing love. Starlight and Trixie try to convince Pharynx to abandon the old changeling ways, but their actions inadvertently drive Pharynx to almost leave the hive forever. When Pharynx crosses paths with a monstrous maulwurf, Starlight manages to rally the changelings together to support him, and he is finally accepted by the rest of the swarm.

In It Isn't the Mane Thing About You, Rarity asks Starlight and Twilight to use their magic to fix her ruined mane. Starlight and Twilight try their best, but are unable to do so. Starlight later joins Twilight, Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy in their attempts to comfort the distraught Rarity.

Sunburst "we enjoy each other's company" S7E24

Starlight and Sunburst in Uncommon Bond.

In Uncommon Bond, Starlight Glimmer is eager to spend time with Sunburst when he visits Ponyville. However, she gets upset when Sunburst ends up having more in common with Twilight, Trixie, and Maud, even more so when Sunburst refuses to play their favorite board game with her. In the end, though, Sunburst organizes a pony-sized version of the game for all of them to play together.

In the finale Shadow Play, after the diary of Star Swirl the Bearded is discovered by Sunburst, Twilight and her friends learn Star Swirl and his fellow Pillars of Old Equestria sacrificed themselves to trap the Pony of Shadows in Limbo.

Twilight, eager to meet her idol, leads her friends to free the Pillars from their prison. Starlight voices her concerns over the project, pointing out what happened the last time she interfered with one of Star Swirl's spells. She is overruled, but proven right when the Pony of Shadows is also released from Limbo.

While the weakened Pony of Shadows is forced to retreat, Twilight, Starlight and their friends plan for his return. Starlight suggests that the Pillars could attempt to reach out to Stygian, the pony within the shadows instead of banishing him again, but Star Swirl scoffs at the suggestion, claiming "once a villain, always a villain". Starlight is dismayed, and even more so when Twilight does not speak up against her idol.

During the final confrontation, Starlight is once again proven right when it is revealed Stygian never meant to betray the Pillars. After the darkness is removed from Stygian, Starlight receives thanks from Twilight for reminding her of her own way of doing things.

Season eight[]

In School Daze - Part 1, Starlight is told of Twilight and her friends' adventure beyond Equestria, and she is appointed as guidance counselor for the new School of Friendship. In Part 2, she manages to get Twilight over her depression over the school being closed by convincing her to run the school her own way. She later assists the Mane Six and Spike in saving the runaway students from a group of puckwudgies, and joins them back at the reopened school.

In The Maud Couple, Starlight helps Pinkie Pie with her problems with Maud's boyfriend Mudbriar and later attends Maud's birthday party. She also briefly appears in Fake It 'Til You Make It, as one of the potential ponies Rarity asks to run her Manehattan shop. In Horse Play, Starlight helps her friends put on a play for Princess Celestia's ones-versary.

Firelight "you can stay in your old room" S8E8

Starlight and her father Firelight.

In The Parent Map, Starlight and Sunburst are called by the Cutie Map to their old hometown of Sire's Hollow, where her father Firelight constantly dotes on her and treats her like a child. She and Sunburst help settle a conflict between Firelight and Sunburst's mother Stellar Flare, but when it turns out that was not the friendship problem they were called for, Firelight gets overly involved in helping Starlight solve it. His constant doting eventually causes Starlight to explode at him in anger. Realizing her strained relationship with her father is the very friendship problem she was summoned to fix, Starlight talks it out with Firelight, and they make amends.

In Marks for Effort, Starlight counsels new school student Cozy Glow when she confesses that she failed a test on purpose in order to help the Cutie Mark Crusaders, her tutors, get accepted into the school. Through Starlight's influence, the Crusaders are made honorary graduates of the school and appointed as "friendship tutors".

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Counselor Starlight offering Cozy Glow advice.

In The Mean 6, Starlight joins Twilight and her friends on a "friendship retreat" despite never having camped before. When the group gets separated in the Everfree Forest, Starlight and Rarity encounter an evil copy of Applejack created by Queen Chrysalis, who maliciously makes fun of Starlight and hurts her feelings. When the ponies find each other again, Starlight is hostile toward the real Applejack, but they reconcile at Twilight's urging.

In A Matter of Principals, Starlight is left in charge of the School of Friendship when Twilight and her friends are called away on a friendship mission, but Discord's presence serves as a constant nuisance. When his desire to be in charge puts the students in danger, Starlight banishes him from the school grounds, but he continues to torment the students as a ghost. In the end, Starlight apologizes for making Discord feel left out of school activities and offers him the position of "vice headmare".

In The End in Friend, Starlight serves as a mediator in the middle of Rarity and Rainbow Dash's bitter arguing, and she and Twilight come up with a fake theft of the Amulet of Aurora to get Rarity and Rainbow to work together and make amends.

In Road to Friendship, Starlight accompanies Trixie on her magic tour to Saddle Arabia. While the two enjoy the journey at first, they start to argue and disagree due to the stress of the trip. One evening, Starlight accepts Hoo'Far's offer to trade his wagon for Trixie's. When Trixie finds out, she is outraged, leading to an argument that drives the two to part ways. Starlight returns some time after, apologizes for what happened, and helps Trixie get her wagon back. The two then return to Ponyville, acknowledging that they are not equipped to handle such a long journey together.

In Father Knows Beast, Starlight appears in a photo with Twilight and in a bathtub being tossed out of a castle window by Sludge during Just Can't Be a Dragon Here.

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Starlight is captured by Cozy Glow.

In the season eight finale School Raze, Starlight chaperones a field trip to Cloudsdale with Rainbow Dash, but her magic suddenly failing causes the students to fall out of the sky. When the Mane Six suspect Lord Tirek to be the cause of magic disappearing in Equestria, Starlight is once again left in charge of the school while they travel to Tartarus to investigate. However, she is magically captured by Cozy Glow as part of her secret plot to take over Equestria. When the Young Six work together to stop Cozy and save the school, Starlight is freed from Cozy's magic prison.

Best Gift Ever[]

In the one-hour special My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Starlight appears walking with Trixie before One More Day and later sharing hot cocoa with her in her wagon during The True Gift of Gifting.

Rainbow Roadtrip[]

In Rainbow Roadtrip, Starlight appears talking to Trixie in the beginning shot of Ponyville, and looks at Pinkie after she yells "Road trip!".

Season nine[]

In The Beginning of the End - Part 1, Starlight tries to comfort Twilight when the latter gets stressed over being chosen to take over Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's jobs as Equestria's ruler, but to no avail. When King Sombra invades the Crystal Empire, Twilight assigns Starlight to take care of the school while the Mane Six go to defeat Sombra. In Part 2, however, Sombra travels to Ponyville and takes control of Starlight's mind, ordering her and the rest of the citizens to invade Canterlot. After the Mane Six finally defeat Sombra, Starlight is released from his mind control.

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Counselor Starlight awkwardly helping Silverstream in Student Counsel.

In Sparkle's Seven, Starlight is left in charge of the school while Twilight and Spike head to Canterlot to participate in the Sibling Supreme contest. In She's All Yak, she appears in the reused final image of The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 during Fit Right In. In Frenemies, Starlight is mentioned twice by Cozy Glow and Chrysalis (both times referring to the latter's desire for revenge against her).

In Student Counsel, Starlight becomes highly dedicated to her work as a guidance counselor, preventing her from spending time with Trixie and their friends (to Trixie's annoyance). At Trixie's insistence, Starlight turns away Silverstream when she asks for assistance and attends Maud and Mudbriar's party. When Terramar arrives, revealing that Silverstream didn't return home for spring break, Starlight becomes wracked with guilt, believing her refusing to help her had something to do with it. Together with Terramar and her friends, Starlight eventually finds Silverstream at the Treehouse of Harmony, studying cockatrices for a school project.

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Starlight watering her plant, Phyllis.

Starlight also appears during CMC Appreciation Day in The Last Crusade, and on the bleachers during the buckball game in 2, 4, 6, Greaaat. Starlight gets mentioned by Sunburst in A Trivial Pursuit when he explains to Spike that she used to be the score keeper for Trivia Trot in the past, but quit under the strain and has resented trivia ever since.

In A Horse Shoe-In, Starlight is officially made the new headmare of Twilight's school, which she gladly accepts. Following a conversation with Trixie, she decides to hold auditions for a vice-headmare, which are made much more difficult by Trixie assuming she will get the position due to her and Starlight being friends. Finally pushed to the breaking point by Trixie's actions, Starlight yells at her and drives her away. After a talk with Twilight, she and Trixie reconcile, and Trixie helps her recruit the best choice for vice-headmare, which happens to be Sunburst. In return, Starlight, recognizing Trixie's talent for giving good advice, makes her the school's new guidance counselor.

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Starlight fighting Chrysalis.

In The Ending of the End - Part 1, after being informed that Chrysalis, Cozy Glow, and Tirek are on the loose, Starlight works with Trixie to evacuate the School of Friendship before confronting Chrysalis in battle. She is eventually defeated and captured due to Chrysalis being empowered by the Bewitching Bell. In Part 2, she escapes her confinement with Discord's help and, alongside him, Celestia, Luna, and the Pillars, holds off the three villains while the rest of her friends escape to find Twilight. She is later present in the final battle against the villains.

In The Last Problem, Starlight attends Twilight's coronation ceremony and she and Spike gift Twilight with a book of memories before she moves back to Canterlot. She later appears as an older mare still running the School of Friendship in future Ponyville during The Magic of Friendship Grows.

Clip shows[]

In A-Dressing Memories, Starlight goes to Carousel Boutique with Spike to collect some of Twilight's old memories of Rarity in a magical scrapbook to give to Twilight at her coronation. In Cakes for the Memories, she and Spike go at Sugarcube Corner to collect Twilight's memories of Pinkie Pie. She also appears in one of Pinkie's memories during Rock Solid Friendship. In Memnagerie, she and Spike hide in the bushes containing Twilight's memories with Fluttershy. She also appears during one of Fluttershy's memories in Fame and Misfortune. In Deep Tissue Memories, she and Spike convince Rainbow Dash to meet with Twilight at the Ponyville Day Spa to collect memories of Twilight and herself. In Harvesting Memories, she and Spike attempt to convince Applejack to gather memories with Twilight without spoiling the surprise, but doubt her methods until proven wrong.


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Starlight Glimmer scheming.

When initially introduced, Starlight Glimmer is openly friendly and welcoming, both toward the Mane Six and her followers. She is also somewhat of a disciplinarian, issuing punishment to those who do not conform to her philosophies. However, she later adopts a more callous and ill-tempered persona, desperate to keep up appearances and dismissing any concept of friendship that isn't the same as her own. She is also quite disrespectful, even to royalty, as shown when she furiously silences Twilight when she tries to explain how differences can make friendships stronger.

In the season five finale, Starlight harbors a bitter grudge against Twilight Sparkle, mocking and belittling her attempts to stop her from altering the past. Her contempt for cutie marks is revealed to be a result of losing her childhood friend Sunburst when he gained his, giving her a distorted conception of "equality". When Starlight finally realizes how friendship is enriched by ponies' differences, she adopts a remorseful, friendlier, and overall happier side.

In the season six premiere, she is portrayed as timid and easily unnerved, especially when it comes to the prospect of reuniting with Sunburst. In the finale, Starlight demonstrates an aversion to being in a leadership role due to her past actions, though she proves to have a natural talent for it and eventually overcomes her fears.

Starlight tightly hugs Twilight and Spike S9E20

Starlight has grown quite affectionate over the years.

From season seven onward, Starlight is more confident in herself and her ability to be a good friend. In Rock Solid Friendship, she displays a keen knowledge and interest in kites. She is also sarcastic at times, as shown in To Change a Changeling and School Daze - Part 1. By the events of Shadow Play - Part 2, she is confident in her judgment enough to question figures such as Star Swirl the Bearded on whether their plan of banishing Stygian to limbo is the right thing to do.

Starlight is frequently shown to be overly reliant on her magic to solve problems or accomplish tasks, and she has a tendency to not think her plans through. In Every Little Thing She Does, Starlight's over-reliance on magic backfires on her when she puts Twilight's friends under her spell, which results in the Castle of Friendship being trashed. She starts to overcome these faults over time and learn from them, to the point where she is the only one who questions the risks of undoing Star Swirl's limbo spell. She also has some temper issues, demonstrated in All Bottled Up, A Matter of Principals, and A Horse Shoe-In, causing her to sometimes lash out or use magic without thinking.

According to Cozy Glow in School Raze - Part 1, "Starlight can't stand mustard." In her role as School of Friendship guidance counselor, Starlight shows extreme dedication to her students, including allowing them to come to her at any time in Student Counsel.


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Starlight and Rainbow Dash fly together S5E26

Starlight using magic to fly.

Like Twilight, Starlight Glimmer is very skilled in using magic and mentions that she has studied magic for years. She wields an ordinary wooden staff called the Staff of Sameness while casting a spell in a ceremony known by her followers as "cutie unmarking," pretending this to be the staff's power instead of her own. She also uses telekinesis at long range, projects magical barriers, and shoots powerful magic blasts.

Notable spells performed by Starlight

In All Bottled Up, Starlight's magic is revealed to be tied to her emotions; the stronger she feels about something, the stronger her magic becomes. When she gets particularly angry or frustrated, it manifests from her horn as a cloud of red smoke, and it continually grows until she lets her anger out.

Depiction in Equestria Girls[]

Starlight Glimmer and Sunset Shimmer smiling together EGS3

Starlight Glimmer and Sunset Shimmer in Mirror Magic.

In the half-hour Equestria Girls special Mirror Magic, when Sunset Shimmer returns to Equestria, Starlight gives her a new magic journal and becomes very interested in the world on the other side of the Crystal Mirror. She convinces Sunset to take her along, and she transforms into a human upon arriving.

When Sunset and her friends become trapped in limbo through Juniper Montage's enchanted mirror, and Juniper starts terrorizing mall patrons, Starlight convinces her to stop by offering to be her friend. In the end, Starlight helps Sunset to not worry so much about future dangers and to live in the moment, and through a message from Twilight in Sunset's journal, she is allowed to stay in the human world for a few more days.

Starlight is indirectly referenced by Princess Twilight in Spring Breakdown, when she tells Sci-Twi, Sunset, and Rainbow Dash about "the time [she] was rescued by [her] own pupil", referencing To Where and Back Again - Part 2.

Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie[]

In My Little Pony The Movie, Starlight appears in a non-speaking cameo during We Got This Together, watching Trixie set off fireworks. She and Trixie also appear during the end credits.

Other depictions[]

Starlight Glimmer is referred to as Starlight Shimmer in Discovery's VITAC captioning for Marks for Effort, on the Ukrainian McDonald's website,[26] and rarely on Hasbro's website.[27][28]

Friendship is Magic shorts[]

In Rarity's Biggest Fan, Starlight briefly appears using a spell to try and make Rarity's mane move like Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's, but the spell backfires. In Starlight the Hypnotist, Starlight tries to rid Twilight of her fear of ladybugs via hypnosis, but Pinkie Pie's interruption of the procedure causes Twilight to want to fly a kite whenever she sees a ladybug.

IDW comics[]

Comic issue 44 Fried Pie Comics cover final version

On My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #14 page 21, one of the ponies at Fillydelphia at least has a horn and coat and mane colors similar to those of Starlight Glimmer[7] and Evening starlite. Starlight Glimmer appears dressed as Dorothy Gale from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on the final version of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #44 Fried Pie Comics-exclusive cover. She also appears in the story arcs Election and Chaos Theory and in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #35.

In the story arc Wings Over Yakyakistan, Starlight participates in a conflict between dragons and yaks. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #57, she helps Twilight seek out an answer for Discord's sudden weakness. She later aids Twilight in opening a portal to Discord's realm, staying behind to act as an "anchor" so Twilight and the others can find their way back. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #65, Starlight assists Twilight in helping Celestia find her lost amulet (which transformed her into a Pegasus so she could spend the day as a regular pony), and later, works with Celestia and Twilight to destroy it. In My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #4, she visits Sunburst in Canterlot and pressures him to read her the story of Flash Magnus.

Starlight also appears on page 24 of the My Little Pony Holiday Special 2017 comic. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #71 page 2, she appears celebrating Nightmare Night with Sunset Shimmer and Trixie. On My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #1 pages 12-13, she appears in Princess Eris' casino. On My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #2 page 13, Stygian mentions Starlight Glimmer. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #75, Starlight is mentioned on pages 16 and 22.

In My Little Pony/Transformers Issue #4, Starlight Glimmer takes part in the final battle against Queen Chrysalis' evil changelings and the Decepticons, protecting the Crystal Empire's magical items from Shockwave.

Starlight appears at the end of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #100, researching the temples containing the other Trees of Harmony alongside Twilight, Sunburst, Star Swirl the Bearded and Stygian. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #101, Starlight is briefly seen leading the School of Friendship students to a safe place before the Knights of Harmony attack Canterlot.

In My Little Pony: Generations Issue #1, Starlight, overwhelmed by an influx of new students into the School of Friendship, hires three new teachers – Violet Shiver, Black Belle, and Shadow Storm – unaware that they are artificial ponies created by the witches Grackle and Dyre. In Issue #2, Starlight becomes concerned when she discovers that the three have been teaching the students meanspirited lessons, and even more so after Ocellus terrifies Pizzelle for "extra credit". In Issue #3, Starlight discusses the students' increasingly poor attitudes with her friends, meets with Mayor Mare over the recent troubles in Ponyville, and also calls in Twilight for help. She later joins the Mane Six as they travel through a portal to the G1 pony world. In Issue #4, she and the others meet the Ponyland ponies and learn of their experiences with their own version of the Smooze. They return to Ponyville soon after. In Issue #5, Starlight is present when the ponies test Twilight's countermeasures against the Smooze.

In My Little Pony (2022 comics) Issue #2, Starlight is briefly mentioned by Sunny Starscout.

Chapter books[]

Starlight is the main focus of the chapter book Starlight Glimmer and the Secret Suite by G.M. Berrow. In the book, she discovers a secret room in Twilight's castle and uses it to have some well-needed alone time outside of Twilight's friendship lessons.

Starlight also appears as a supporting character in Trixie and the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse. She is also mentioned in chapter 4 of Ponyville Mysteries: Schoolhouse of Secrets and chapter 7 of Ponyville Mysteries: The Tail of the Timberwolf.

Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook[]

In Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook, Starlight Glimmer appears in All About Alicorns, Cutie Mark Magic, The Crystalling, and in a photograph in The Magic of Friendship.

Fundamentals of Magic[]

In Fundamentals of Magic, she appears in Types of Magic, and Spells.


In the Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story!, Starlight and Twilight visit Daring Do author A.K. Yearling as part of Starlight's friendship lessons and help her track down one of her long-lost manuscripts. In the comic, Starlight's mane continuously alternates between its previous and current styles.[29]


Starlight Glimmer is a playable character in Gameloft's mobile game, added in the version 2.4 update on July 20, 2015. She is also featured in several story events, including the "Resistance Rising" story set during the events of My Little Pony The Movie. Other events featuring Starlight with a story role include "The Cutie Re-Mark", in which she describes various alternate timelines to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and "Nightmare Knights". She is also the protagonist of the "Nightmare Knight at the Museum" and "Reflections of Harmony" events, while Future Starlight Glimmer serves as a boss battle helper and boss during the "The Crowning Achievement" and "Prank to the Future Part Two" events. Starlight Glimmer is also a boss battle helper during the "Kid's Play" event. Future Starlight Glimmer was added in the version 5.8 update, and Breezie Starlight Glimmer was added in the version 9.2 update. Starlight is also protagonist of "The Thracian Infiltration" event, in which she is recruited by Swift Foot to see if her hostile homeland can be befriended.

Starlight Glimmer:
Starlight Glimmer is a fancy pony that learns a valuable lesson about the true magic of friendship!
Breezie Starlight Glimmer:
She's always up for new magical experiments--including this one!
Filly Starlight Glimmer:
Wide-eyed and mischievous, Starlight Glimmer loved nothing more than having fun with her friend Sunburst when she was a filly.
Future Starlight Glimmer:
It isn't ours to speculate on Starlight's future, but we suspect it'll be full of happy students and sunny days.

Starlight also appears in Hasbro's Friendship Celebration app.

The Elements of Harmony Vol. II guidebook[]

The story of STARLIGHT GLIMMER is one of transformation. It begins with her founding a small village on the outskirts of Equestria where cutie marks weren't just frowned upon—they were forbidden! She believed that ponies sharing their special talents with the world led to disharmony. Using a fake magic stick called the STAFF OF SAMENESS, Starlight removed the cutie marks of everyone in the village and replaced them with boring equals signs. When Twilight Sparkle and friends arrived, they couldn't believe their eyes. They challenged Starlight's leadership, exposing her as a fraud to her followers. After a fantastic adventure through time, Starlight Glimmer realized the error of her ways. She learned that uniqueness is important. Starlight was at a crossroads. She was desperate to change for the better and make up for her numerous wrongdoings. Twilight Sparkle reached out with the opportunity of a lifetime. She took on Starlight as a pupil and began teaching her the Magic of Friendship.

Starlight Glimmer took up residence in the CASTLE OF FRIENDSHIP and began her training. Thus far, she's reconnected with her old friend Sunburst, built trust with her new friend Trixie, and defeated a changeling invasion. It's a start! Though she's not the best magician in Equestria, she's learning how to spell-cast like a pro.


Starlight Glimmer cutie mark magic toy

A Playful Ponies brushable toy of Starlight Glimmer, with her real cutie mark, has been displayed at the 2015 American International Toy Fair.[30] This toy, along with a translucent single and Fashion Style toy, was released in the Explore Equestria toy line.

In Enterplay-licensed merchandise, Starlight Glimmer appears on a trading card series 3 binder[31] and has her own cards in the collectible card game.

Starlight Glimmer is also included in the February 2016 McDonald's Happy Meal toys and the Fashems and Squishy Pops toy series by Tech 4 Kids.

A Build-A-Bear plush of Starlight Glimmer was released on March 9, 2017 with a cape accessory based on the dress she wears during Friends Are Always There For You.

An Equestria Girls Minis doll of Starlight Glimmer was released in late 2017.


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

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Beginning with The Crystalling - Part 1, Starlight is added to the group shot at the end of the theme song.


"Welcome! I'm so pleased to have you here!"
The Cutie Map - Part 1
"Please enjoy our little corner of Equestria. We're all quite fond of it. No doubt you will be as well."
— The Cutie Map - Part 1
"When the rest of Equestria sees that a princess gave up her cutie mark to join us, they'll finally understand what we're trying to accomplish."
— The Cutie Map - Part 1
"In sameness, there is peace. Exceptionalism is a lie. Free yourself from your cutie mark. Choose equality as your special talent. Difference is frustration. To excel is to fail. Be your best by never being your best. Conformity will set you free. Accept your limitations, and happiness will follow. You're no better than your friend."
— Recording playback, The Cutie Map - Part 2
"Ugh! Starlight, you clumsy foal!"
— The Cutie Map - Part 2
"You'd all still be living your miserable lives thinking you're "better" than everypony else if it weren't for my magical abilities! I brought you friendship! I brought you equality! I created harmony!"
— The Cutie Map - Part 2
"The only way to be happy is if we're all equal!"
— The Cutie Map - Part 2
— To Twilight Sparkle, The Cutie Map - Part 2
"They think they can come into my village and disrupt my life? Let's see how they like spending the rest of their lives without their precious cutie marks!"
— The Cutie Map - Part 2
"Spare me your sentimental nonsense! I gave these ponies real friendships they never could have had otherwise!"
— To Twilight Sparkle, The Cutie Map - Part 2
"Welcome home, Twilight!"
The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1
"My village was a sanctuary of equality, where nopony's cutie mark allowed them to feel superior! It was a special place, and you and your friends took it away! Now it's my turn to take something special from you! Without the rainboom, you and your friends will never form your special cutie mark bonds! Cutie marks for cutie marks! Sounds like a fair trade to me!"
— To Twilight Sparkle, The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1
"Oh, isn't it a shame we don't live in a world where everypony is equal? No one would ever tease anyone there! Wouldn't that be nice?"
— The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1
"I was perfectly happy before you and your friends ruined what I built!"
— To Twilight Sparkle, The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2
"Not everypony's lucky enough to get her cutie mark at the same time as her friends!"
— The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2
"I know there's no excuse for what I did, but I want you all to know that I'm ready for whatever punishment you think is fair."
— The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2
"Well, you don't know what it was like to be left behind! And then getting so bitter that you steal the cutie marks from an entire village and then get defeated by Twilight and her friends, so you travel through time to get back at them, but they beat you again and teach you about friendship, but you're so terrified ponies will find out what you did that you can't make any friends!"
— To Sunburst, The Crystalling - Part 2
"Stop stressing... Stop stressing!"
No Second Prances
"Friendship lessons can happen anywhere."
The Times They Are A Changeling
"I know what it's like to lead by fear and intimidation! And I know what it's like to want everypony to do what you say! But I was wrong. A real leader doesn't force her subjects to deny who they are! She celebrates what makes them unique and listens when one of them finds a better way!"
— To Queen Chrysalis, To Where and Back Again - Part 2
"I guess after the way I used my magic on all of you, I wasn't sure I was somepony who should even be in charge of a baking contest. I was afraid I might go back to being the pony I used to be. But I realize that sometimes you don't have a choice. You have to step up. And I have changed! I can handle it. Whether that means saving Equestria or helping friends out with the Sunset Festival."
— To Where and Back Again - Part 2
"Where's that baking contest? This pony needs a cupcake!"
— To Where and Back Again - Part 2
"I like... kites."
— To Maud Pie, Rock Solid Friendship
"You know what? Jalapeño red velvet omelettes sound gross. I-I just can't."
— To Pinkie Pie, Rock Solid Friendship
"You did say I'd make a good distraction."
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic
"If you spend too much time worrying about the bad things that might happen, you'll miss out on all the good things that are happening."
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic
"You think getting revenge is going to make you feel better, but it's not!"
— To Juniper Montage, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic
"Manipulated an entire town into giving up their talents so they wouldn't think they were special."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic
"Oh, sure, you could all stay here, not help Pharynx and he won't bother you anymore. It's your choice. But remember when you didn't have a choice! When you were forced to obey Chrysalis! You might have been unstoppable, but you weren't free to choose! And now you are, because of Thorax! Well, it's his brother out there, and now it's your chance to prove you're just as strong embracing love as you were feeding on it! Now is your chance to show what changelings can really be! Not because you have to, but because you choose to!"
To Change a Changeling
"Nothing was better than playing this game when we were foals, right?"
— To Sunburst, Uncommon Bond
"I guess I'm lucky your idol wasn't around when you decided to be my friend. I might've been banished to limbo, too."
— To Twilight Sparkle, Shadow Play - Part 2
"I wasn't so different from you, and Twilight helped me change. If there's one pony in Equestria that can save a friendship, it's her."
— To Stygian, Shadow Play - Part 2
"Soooo... apparently a conversation can save Equestria?"
— To Star Swirl the Bearded, Shadow Play - Part 2
"Hey, you made me a guidance counselor. That means tough love."
— To Twilight Sparkle, School Daze - Part 2
"Imagine doing sweaty warm-ups with a princess, blowing your nose in front of a princess, sitting around just... talking with a princess."
Horse Play
"The Great and Powerful Trixie might keep her promises, but the Busy and Distracted Starlight sure doesn't."
Student Counsel
"You aren't terrible. And you have a lot of great qualities. Maybe not vice headmare qualities, but great and powerful friend qualities."
— To Trixie, A Horse Shoe-In
"Phyllis, no!"
— A Horse Shoe-In
"You didn't make an appointment!"
— To Queen Chrysalis, The Ending of the End - Part 1
"It was fun! Organising books is my speciality!"
Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story![29]
"Bye bye, Twilight! Say hello to the ground for me!"
— Enterplay collectible card game Marks in Time card #82 C, Frozen in Magicite
"Happy birthday to all the May ponies! And since no pony is more special than any other, happy birthday to all who don’t have a birthday in May."
My Little Pony Facebook post[32]
"All adventures are equal to all other adventures. That's why they're special."
My Little Pony Facebook post[33]


Starlight "what did you want to talk to me about?" S9E1

Starlight Glimmer image gallery

See also[]


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