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For the premiere episodes of season four, see Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1 and Part 2.
For this character's human counterpart, see Twilight Sparkle (Sci-Twi).
Twilight Sparkle
(Princess Twilight Sparkle)

Princess Twilight Sparkle ID S4E26

Princess Twilight Sparkle – element of magic

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Twilight Sparkle as a unicorn in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1

Twilight filly crop S2E25

Twilight Sparkle as a unicorn filly in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1

Twilight Sparkle infant ID MLPS2

Twilight Sparkle as an Alicorn infant in Ail-icorn

Future Twilight Sparkle ID S9E26

Future Twilight Sparkle in The Last Problem

Twilight Sparkle human at lockers EG

Twilight Sparkle's human form in My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Kind Alicorn (S3E13 onward)
Unicorn (seasons 1-3)
Human (EG)
Sex Female
Residence Canterlot (S1E1, S9E26)
Castle of Friendship, Ponyville (seasons 5-9)
Golden Oak Library, Ponyville (seasons 1-4)
Crystal Princess Palace (toy line)
Occupation Ruler of Equestria (S9E26)
Founder/leader of the Council of Friendship (S9E26)
Ruler of the Castle of Friendship (S4E26-S9E26)
Founder/principal of the School of Friendship (S8E1-S9E20)
Starlight Glimmer's teacher (S5E26-S7E1)
Princess of Friendship (as of S4E26)
Golden Oak Library librarian (seasons 1-4)
Princess Celestia's student (seasons 1-3)
Student at Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns (formerly)
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Eyes Moderate violet
Mane Dark sapphire blue with
moderate purple and
brilliant raspberry streaks (Normal)
Dark phthalo blue with
moderate purple,
brilliant rose, and
pale, light grayish olive streaks (Rainbow Power)
Coat Pale, light grayish mulberry
Pale, light grayish orchid (as a human)
Light gambogeish gray (as a human in a non-Equestria Girls[1] image posted by the official European Spanish My Little Pony Facebook page)[2]
Magic aura Pale, light grayish orchid (season 1, S5E12 in a picture, and S9E5 in a flashback)
Light brilliant raspberry (season 2 onward)
Black engulfed in a
vivid violet haze with
light brilliant green edges (when using dark magic)
Grayish cobalt blue (Friends Forever Issue #17 regular cover)
Nicknames Twi, Twily/Twylie/Twilie, Twilight Flopple, Sis, Mare Do Well, Princess Twilight, Masked Matter-Horn, Twilight Twinkle, T-Sparks, Eyepatch, Twily-Wily-Princess-Poo, Twiggy, The Great and Powerful Twily, Purple Rose, Tw (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony), Queen Twilight Sparkle (mobile game)
Relatives Night Light (father)
Twilight Velvet (mother)
Shining Armor (older brother)
Spike (adopted younger brother)
Princess Cadance (sister-in-law)
Princess Celestia (aunt-in-law)
Princess Luna (aunt-in-law)
Unnamed uncle
Flurry Heart (niece)
Cutie mark
Pink six-pointed sparkle surrounded by five small white sparkles
Voice Tara Strong (English)
Kira Buckland (English, My Little Pony: Power Ponies)[3]
Walah Asmah (Arabic)
Rana Rizqa (Arabic)​[​specify​]​
Liu Ru-ping (Chinese for Taiwan)
Hong Hai-tian (Chinese for mainland China)
Mou Jia-lun (Chinese for mainland China, My Little Pony The Movie)
Winnie Chow (Cantonese for Hong Kong, ViuTV)
Ng Siu Ngai (Cantonese for Hong Kong, DVD version)
Karena Lam (Cantonese for Hong Kong, My Little Pony The Movie)
Radka Stupková (Czech)
Pavlína Dytrtová (Czech, demo version)
Silan Maria Budak Rasch (Danish)
Merel Burmeister (Dutch)
Henni-Liisa Stam (Finnish, except season 7 and S8E11-13[4])
Heljä Heikkinen (Finnish, season 7)
Claire Tefnin (European French)
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse (Canadian French, My Little Pony The Movie)
Julia Meynen (German, season 1 to season 9)
Samira Jakobs (German, S7E24 - S7E26)
Talya Barkai (Hebrew)
Bea Vadász (Hungarian)
Sri Wulan (Indonesian)
Lis Kurniasih (Indonesian, Best Gift Ever and Equestria Girls specials onwards)
Emanuela Pacotto (Italian)
Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese, seasons 1-2, Equestria Girls, and My Little Pony The Movie)[5]
Manami Hanawa (Japanese, season 3)
Emi Tanaka (Japanese, season 5)
Park Ji-yoon (Korean)
Nur Ain Nabilah (Malaysian, seasons 2-5)
Tiril Heide-Steen (Norwegian)
Magdalena Krylik (Polish)
Bianca Alencar (Brazilian Portuguese)
Fernanda Bullara (Brazilian Portuguese, demo version)
Cristina Basílio (European Portuguese)
Iulia Tohotan (Romanian, seasons 1-4)
Catinca Nistor (Romanian, Equestria Girls)
Ilinca Ghimbășan (Romanian, Friendship Games, season 5-6)
Olga Golovanova (Russian)
Lina Ivanova (Russian, The Movie and Forgotten Frendship)
Milena Moravčević (Serbian - Mini Ultra version, seasons 1-2)
Mina Lazarević (Serbian - Mini Ultra version, seasons 3-4, films)
Mariana Aranđelović (Serbian - Minimax version)
Yolanda Gispert (European Spanish)
Carla Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
Carolina Ayala (Latin American Spanish, S1E14 - S1E21)
Lina Hedlund (Swedish)
Sumita Thaijamnong (Thai)
Noppawan Hemabutr (Thai, The Movie)
Suzan Acun (Turkish, episodes)
Berna Başer (Turkish movies)
Natalya Romanko (Ukrainian)
Rebecca Shoichet (English)
Rahsa Rizk (Arabic)
Roberta Bartůňková (Czech, season 3)
Nancy Philippot (French​[​specify​]​)
Ambre Grouwels (French, season 5)
Saskia Tanfal (German)
Friedel Morgenstern (German, S2E26)
Bori Csuha (Hungarian, season 1, S3E1-2, and films)
Bernadett Vágó (Hungarian, S3E13 and season 4)
Nurul Ulfah (Indonesian, Best Gift Ever)
Emanuela Pacotto (Italian)
Mônica Toniolo (Brazilian Portuguese, season 1 and Equestria Girls)
Luíza Porto (Brazilian Portuguese, season 4 and Rainbow Rocks)
Ana Vieira (European Portuguese)
Lada Maris(Russian, seasons 1-4)
Maria Ivaschenko (Russian, season 5)
Polina Mingalevich (Russian, season 6)
Alena Svetlakova (Russian, seasons 7-8)
Vlada Supryaga (Russian, Best Gift Ever)
Sumita Thaijamnong (Thai)

Twilight Sparkle is the central main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure. She is also the daughter of Twilight Velvet and Night Light, the younger sister of Shining Armor, sister-in-law to Princess Cadance, and paternal aunt to Flurry Heart.

At the beginning of the series, she and Spike, her best friend and assistant, move from Canterlot to Golden Oak Library in Ponyville to study the magic of friendship, and in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2, she gains her own castle—the Castle of Friendship—and gains the title "Princess of Friendship". Twilight Sparkle represents the element of magic.

Before becoming a princess, she regularly sends friendship reports to Princess Celestia. In Owl's Well That Ends Well, Twilight adopts a pet owl named Owlowiscious. As of The Last Problem, she is the ruler of Equestria.

Twilight's human counterpart, Sci-Twi, briefly serves as an antagonist in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games.

Development and design[]

Star Gazing Twilight Sketch

"Star Gazing Twilight", a sketch for the series' original "show bible".

Lauren Faust G1 Twilight toy

Lauren Faust's childhood Twilight toy.

Lauren Faust was inspired to create Twilight Sparkle by her childhood toy G1 pony Twilight.[6] Faust's early design of Twilight shared a similar color scheme and cutie mark with the G1 Twilight, who appears in the pilot episode "Rescue at Midnight Castle". Twilight Sparkle's color scheme was later changed to that of the G3 Earth pony Twilight Twinkle, with a slightly different mane and tail, but Lauren Faust said that Twilight originally had dark blue hair with a light blue stripe;[7] Twilight Sparkle was called "Twilight Twinkle" in early scripts for the show;[8] Moon Dancer refers to her by this name on one occasion in Amending Fences, and the name is also used for one of her outfits in Gameloft's mobile game. G1 Twilight teleports by wishing, and Twilight Twinkle likes to watch fireflies; Twilight Sparkle shares aspects from both of these ponies, with her ability to teleport and her occasional stargazing. Though she is much more studious and possesses more powerful magical abilities, she also shares a number of personality traits with the G1 Pegasus Wind Whistler, such as her tendency to rely on logic rather than instincts and her habit of using more advanced and technical terms. She additionally shares some personality traits with the G1 pony named Bright Eyes.

In a 2008 sketch for the series bible, Twilight's cutie mark resembles those of Moon Dancer and earlier My Little Pony generations' Moondancer counterparts. Her name follows the same pattern as Sunset Shimmer, Starlight Glimmer, and Starbeam Twinkle.

Lauren Faust had planned for Twilight to acquire the power of self-levitation "at some point."[9] Following Faust's departure from the show, Twilight has used this power in the season three episodes The Crystal Empire - Part 2 and Magical Mystery Cure.

In The Art of Equestria, Twilight is shown as originally having a mane and tail with two different shades of blue, and her original cutie mark was a white crescent moon with a yellow five-pointed star, which, according to author Mary Jane Begin, "suggests both royalty and mystical awareness."

As an Alicorn, Princess Twilight Sparkle is a little taller,[10] her neck is slightly more curved, and her horn is a bit longer than as a unicorn. Her title and name together are similar to those of G1 unicorn mare Princess Sparkle. In the future shown in The Last Problem, she has grown a lot taller and has a similar design to Princess Celestia, as well as a flowing mane and tail like Celestia and Princess Luna's.

Concurrently with G4, a G1 version of either Twilight Sparkle or S02E26 Unnamed Unicorn Mare #12 has been introduced in IDW Publishing's Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Issue #13.

Depiction in the series[]


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Twilight's original home in Canterlot.

Twilight Sparkle lives in Canterlot until Princess Celestia sends her to Ponyville. Accompanied by Spike, Twilight checks the town's preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration and meets the rest of the main characters. The celebration is interrupted when Nightmare Moon, Celestia's nemesis, returns to power and threatens to bring eternal night to Equestria. Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six discover the Elements of Harmony and use them to transform Nightmare Moon back into Princess Luna. Princess Celestia gives Twilight permission to remain in Ponyville to study the magic of friendship.

Throughout the series, Twilight learns about the trials and rewards of friendship, periodically sending friendship reports to Princess Celestia. On rare occasions, Twilight and her friends work together to defeat powerful villains such as Discord, Queen Chrysalis, King Sombra, and Lord Tirek.

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Twilight's castle as shown in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.

In Magical Mystery Cure, Twilight completes an ancient unfinished magic spell with her deep understanding of friendship. Princess Celestia tells Twilight that she is ready for the next stage of her life, and Twilight transforms into an Alicorn and gains the title of princess.

Princess Twilight Sparkle becomes the "Princess of Friendship" in the season four episode Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2. In the season nine episode The Last Problem, she is crowned the new ruler of Equestria, taking Celestia and Luna's place when they retire.

Cutie mark[]

Twilight tells the Cutie Mark Crusaders how she got her cutie mark in The Cutie Mark Chronicles. She says that when she was a filly, she studied magic on her own and wanted to attend Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. At the entrance exam, Twilight was told to use magic to hatch Spike's egg, but she was unable to cast a spell. A moment after she gave up, Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom startled her and caused her magic to go out of control. Princess Celestia witnessed Twilight's magical abilities and made Twilight her personal protégé.


Sociability and friendship[]

Twilight is first introduced in the series as being asocial. She politely refuses an invitation to Moon Dancer's get-together and later states that she and Spike "don't have time for that sort of thing." When Celestia tells her to oversee the arrangements of the Summer Sun Celebration in Ponyville and to try and make friends, Twilight is indignant at the latter request. Over the course of the series premiere, however, Twilight comes to accept her new friendships and expresses a desire to stay with her new friends in Ponyville.

In Amending Fences, Twilight returns to Canterlot in an attempt to apologize to her former friends for her past actions. She succeeds with Twinkleshine, Lemon Hearts, and Minuette, but Moon Dancer coldly rebuffs the four mares. Minuette and Twilight liken Moon Dancer's behavior to the way Twilight used to act.

Twilight is very close with the rest of her closest friends and Spike, and she is forgiving enough to lend a hand to those she considers worthy of second chances, such as Starlight Glimmer.

Love of books and knowledge[]

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Twilight Sparkle reading a book on the library balcony.

In Friendship is Magic, part 1, Twinkleshine says Twilight is more interested in books than friends. Even after Twilight becomes good friends with the rest of the main characters, she continues to read and consult books. For example, she confidently joins a marathon after reading several books about running in Fall Weather Friends. She is also very knowledgeable about Equestria's history, as seen in such episodes as Luna Eclipsed and Testing Testing 1, 2, 3. She almost passes out when she finds out that the Canterlot Library has a restricted section in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship.


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Twilight attempts to observe and measure Pinkie Sense omens.

Twilight tries to be rational in unfamiliar situations. During the investigation in MMMystery on the Friendship Express, Twilight tells Pinkie Pie to stop making wild accusations, and they work together to find clues and solve the mystery.

However, Twilight can lose her cool under stress. In Swarm of the Century, she hysterically suggests building a replica of Ponyville in less than a minute before Princess Celestia can see the damage done by the parasprite infestation. In Lesson Zero, Twilight goes crazy in her attempt to write to Celestia about a friendship problem, to the point of deciding to create a problem herself. In The Crystal Empire - Part 1, she shows a desperate desire to pass a test that Celestia gives her. In The Beginning of the End - Part 1, she hyperventilates after being told that she will become ruler of Equestria after Celestia and Luna retire. In The Summer Sun Setback, she puts her whole craziness aside in order to make preparations for the final Summer Sun Celebration and her future role as ruler of Equestria. In A Trivial Pursuit, she is so desperate to win a trivia competition that she overrides Pinkie's enjoyment of the game.

Twilight tends to be skeptical of unproven claims, such as her friends' belief that Zecora is an evil enchantress in Bridle Gossip, and Pinkie's "Pinkie Sense" in Feeling Pinkie Keen.

In Party Pooped, Twilight displays an irrational fear of quesadillas. In the short Starlight the Hypnotist, Twilight also displays coccinellidaephobia, an equally irrational fear of ladybugs, stemming from her youth.

In My Little Pony The Movie, Twilight rationalizes that outside of Equestria, not every problem can be solved with friendship, especially since a con artist cat almost sells them and they are almost ratted out by a band of parrot pirates. In the underwater kingdom of Seaquestria, she has Pinkie and the rest of her friends act friendly toward the friendless Princess Skystar to serve as a distraction while she attempts to steal the transformation pearl. It is this act that ends up costing the Mane Six's friendship and getting Twilight captured by Tempest Shadow.



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Twilight Sparkle, the All-Team Organizer.

Twilight shows her knack for organization in Winter Wrap Up. When the Winter Wrap Up becomes inefficient and uncoordinated, she organizes the teams and ensures that winter is wrapped up on time. Mayor Mare gives Twilight the official title of "All-Team Organizer." Twilight also uses her organization skills in the episodes Lesson Zero, Secret of My Excess, and It's About Time. In the book The Art of Equestria, then-supervising director Jayson Thiessen suggests that Twilight has "a touch of OCD".


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Twilight teaching the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

In the episode Twilight Time, Twilight takes time each week to teach the Cutie Mark Crusaders various skills. She attempts to teach Sweetie Belle to use the telekinetic component of her magic, Apple Bloom how to make botanic growth potions, and Scootaloo how to strip and reassemble various types of scooter and cycle. Twilight is overjoyed when she thinks the other classmates also want to learn new things, but she is disappointed when she finds out that they merely want to spend time with a local celebrity.

Twilight's ability as a teacher is proven in that she succeeds in teaching all three Crusaders the skills she intended to teach them. They all demonstrate a high degree of aptitude at the end of their lessons.

Twilight attempts to teach Rainbow Dash the history of the Wonderbolts, but her methods of study prove futile when Rainbow Dash acts as a class clown in Testing Testing 1, 2, 3. In The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2, Twilight takes Starlight Glimmer on as a student, and she attempts to give Starlight her first friendship lesson in The Crystalling - Part 1 by sending her to reunite with Sunburst. In the end, Twilight laments about her alleged failure, but Spike renews her resolve.

In the season eight premiere, Twilight opens the School of Friendship in order to teach the magic of friendship to all races and spread it across Equestria and beyond. She serves as the school's headmistress, and she and her friends all serve as teachers. In A Horse Shoe-In, however, she gives both of her roles to Starlight when being assigned to take Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's places as the future leader of Equestria.

In The Last Problem, after being crowned as leader of Equestria, Twilight is put in charge of the School for Gifted Unicorns, and helps her future student Luster Dawn realize the importance of friendship in a similar way to learning it herself from Celestia.


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Twilight Sparkle is exceptionally talented at magic. In a flashback in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, Princess Celestia tells Twilight that she has never seen a unicorn with so much raw ability.

Notable spells performed by Twilight
  • In Sonic Rainboom, she casts a spell that allows non-Pegasus ponies to walk on clouds, an ability that only Pegasus ponies naturally possess. She also casts a spell that gives Rarity butterfly-like wings made of “gossamer and morning dew."
  • In The Best Night Ever, she transforms an apple into a carriage and mice into horses.
  • In Lesson Zero, she uses a "Want it, need it" spell to make a raggedy old doll desired by anyone who lays eyes on it.
  • In It's About Time, Twilight goes back in time to talk to her past self.
  • In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, she shoots concussive blasts with her horn and uses a spell that reverts a changeling's disguise.
  • In Too Many Pinkie Pies, she accidentally turns a bird and a frog into half-animal, half-orange hybrids while attempting to turn an apple into an orange. In the same episode, she uses her magic to return Pinkie Pie's duplicates to the mirror pool.
  • In The Crystal Empire - Part 2, she replicates King Sombra’s dark magic to reveal hidden passageways in the Crystal Empire castle.
  • She uses protective magic shields in The Return of Harmony Part 2, Ponyville Confidential, MMMystery on the Friendship Express, and The Cutie Map - Part 2
  • Twilight first teleports herself in Friendship is Magic, part 2. In The Ticket Master, Twilight states that she didn't know her teleportation spell was going to happen after teleporting from an alley in Ponyville to inside the library. In Secret of My Excess, Twilight teleports Spike several times while trying to clean a lipstick mark off his cheek, and accidentally teleports Pinkie Pie from an unknown location to Golden Oak Library while teleporting Spike. In Dragon Quest, Twilight teleports herself and three other characters a considerable distance with great effort.
  • In Magical Mystery Cure, she completes an unfinished spell by Star Swirl the Bearded with her knowledge of the magic of friendship, leading to her transformation into an Alicorn and a princess.
  • In Castle Mane-ia, Twilight uses a spell to freeze the movement of her four terrified friends running around in a large throne room, without stopping their eyes or mouths from moving. The spell also keeps them aloft in their location, be it in mid-air or in the middle of a movement, effectively preventing their fall. She uses this spell again in The Hooffields and McColts on the titular families.
  • In It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, Twilight uses a spell to turn herself and her friends into Breezies to help the Breezies get home.
  • In Amending Fences, Twilight uses a spell to transform herself into a book illustration to try to talk to Moon Dancer.
  • In The Hooffields and McColts, Twilight uses a spell to amplify her voice to get the attention of both the Hooffields and the McColts.
  • In The Mane Attraction, Twilight uses her horn like a video recorder in order to bust Svengallop.
  • In Celestial Advice, Twilight makes simulations of potential outcomes for Starlight.
  • In A Royal Problem, Twilight uses a spell to talk to Starlight in Canterlot in the form of a music box ballerina, although Twilight claims to still be in Ponyville.
  • In Sunset's Backstage Pass, Twilight uses a magical form of copy-and-paste to copy the text of a scroll onto her magical journal.
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Twilight casting her fail-safe spell, which is ineffective on Discord's magic.

As talented as Twilight is, her spells occasionally misfire or fail.

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Twilight's horn glowing deep pink.

In the first season, Twilight's horn usually glows white or the same hue as her coat, and the objects she is manipulating glow white, lavender, or pink. When she manipulates multiple objects at once, several other colors are used as well, for example in the gem-finding scene in A Dog and Pony Show. Starting with the second season's third episode, Twilight's magic is uniformly depicted using a pink glow, although it is colored white in a flashback in The Point of No Return.


See also: Sparkle family


Main article: Twilight Velvet and Night Light
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Twilight's parents, Twilight Velvet and Night Light.

Twilight's parents first appear in The Cutie Mark Chronicles. In a flashback, they excitedly nod their approval when Princess Celestia offers to make Twilight her apprentice. They later appear in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, Magical Mystery Cure, and The Crystalling - Part 2.

Twilight Sparkle's mother resembles the notable G1 pony Twilight in My Little Pony Special, with her hair style similar to Twilight's. Twilight Sparkle's father resembles the female G1 pony named Nightlight.

Shining Armor[]

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Young Twilight and her older brother, Shining Armor.

Twilight reveals that she has an older brother, Shining Armor, in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1. She sings B.B.B.F.F. (Big Brother Best Friend Forever), a song about their close bond and how much she misses him after she moves to Ponyville. Shining Armor, though extremely busy with his duties around the Crystal Empire, still has time for his little sister, whom he calls "Twily". Sparkle's Seven reveals that the two have had a friendly rivalry in the form of a "Sibling Supreme" contest since they were foals.


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Twilight hugging Spike.

Twilight's adopted younger brother as stated in Sparkle's Seven. Throughout the series, Spike serves as Twilight's number-one assistant, sending her letters to Princess Celestia for her friendship lessons. In Sparkle's Seven, Spike feels left out of the "Sibling Supreme" competition and tells Fluttershy how he always saw Twilight and Shining Armor as his siblings. At the end of the episode, Shining Armor and Twilight give Spike the "Sibling Supreme" crown as they both consider Spike to be "the little brother they always had".

Princess Cadance[]

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Twilight and Cadance hugging.

Twilight reveals that Princess Cadance was her foal-sitter when she was a filly, and the two share a rhyme that they often greet each other with: "Sunshine, sunshine, ladybugs awake! Clap your hooves and do a little shake!" At the end of A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, Twilight becomes Cadance's sister-in-law when Cadance marries Shining Armor. Twilight enjoys spending time with Cadance as seen in Three's A Crowd when Cadance comes to visit her.

Flurry Heart[]

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Twilight and her niece Flurry Heart.

In The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows, Cadance and Shining Armor surprise Twilight by telling her that they are having a baby and that she will be an aunt. She is introduced to her new niece Flurry Heart in the season six premiere and shocked to see that she is an Alicorn. However, Twilight soon becomes very fond of Flurry Heart by the end of The Crystalling - Part 2 and looks forward to seeing her in The Times They Are A Changeling. In A Flurry of Emotions, Twilight attempts to spend some time with Flurry, which takes a lot of time out of her busy schedule.

Hot air balloon[]

Main article: Twinkling Balloon
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Twilight and Spike in their hot air balloon.

Twilight rides a purple hot air balloon in the title sequence, and uses the same balloon to fly with her friends to Cloudsdale for Rainbow Dash's competition in Sonic Rainboom. In The Return of Harmony Part 2, the ponies use it to fly with Fluttershy in order to capture the brainwashed Rainbow Dash. The balloon is also used on other occasions.

Crowns, etc.[]

For the first three seasons of the show, Twilight possesses a crown containing the element of magic. She receives it in Friendship is Magic, part 2 when she defeats Nightmare Moon. The crown is studded with sapphires and a magenta star-shaped gem shaped like Twilight's cutie mark.

After Twilight becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure, she wears a different crown with the element of magic embedded in it. It is a lighter shade of gold, no longer has sapphires, and rests horizontally, not vertically, on Twilight's head. It appears again in Shadow Play - Part 2 and The Beginning of the End - Part 1.

Twilight relinquishes her crown when she and her friends restore the Elements of Harmony to the Tree of Harmony in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2. At the Summer Sun Celebration, she wears a new crown, which has the same shade of gold but looks completely different from her element of magic crown. It has more of a "classic" crown shape, with each point studded with a small magenta jewel. It becomes her regular crown from then onward, as seen in Trade Ya!, Equestria Games, Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, and Princess Spike.

In My Little Pony The Movie, Twilight wears a somewhat different crown. This crown is destroyed when Tempest Shadow stomps on it.

In The Last Problem, when Twilight becomes the new ruler of Equestria, she receives Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's merged crown.

The Twilicane, unnamed in the show but named in Enterplay's collectible card game, is a scepter that Discord gives to Twilight in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2 as a way of mocking her "Princess" status. The Twilicane later appears in Slice of Life, when Lemon Hearts drops it in the path of DJ Pon-3's mobile DJ station; in The Gift of the Maud Pie, when Rarity considers it as an option for a gift to Maud; in A Royal Problem, when Derpy wields it in a dream; and in My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria.

Depiction in Equestria Girls[]

My Little Pony Equestria Girls[]

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Twilight and her friends in Equestria Girls.

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Twilight and Spike teleport to a human world to retrieve the stolen element of magic from Sunset Shimmer. Twilight and Spike enter Canterlot High and meet the human counterparts of their Ponyville friends. When Twilight discovers that Principal Celestia will award the crown to the Princess of the Fall Formal dance, she decides to run for Princess. She wins, despite a smear campaign orchestrated by Sunset Shimmer, and receives the crown at the dance.

However, Sunset Shimmer takes the crown by force and transforms into a rage-filled demon. She hypnotizes the students, whom she plans to use as an army to invade Equestria. When she attacks Twilight, Twilight's friends shield her and inadvertently activate the magic of friendship. They defeat Sunset Shimmer, who is remorseful for her actions.

After the dance, Twilight and Spike return to Equestria. Twilight feels more confident about being a princess than before. She bumps into Flash Sentry, who she encountered several times in the human world, and blushes. Twilight's friends tease her for having a crush, but she denies it.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks[]

In the film, the reformed Sunset Shimmer uses a magical book to write a note to Princess Celestia that magically appears in a book in Celestia's library. When Twilight sees this book, she senses that her CHS friends need her help, so she and Spike go through a modified version of the Crystal Mirror to return to the human world.

Once there, Twilight is told of the situation at CHS while also revealing her new status back home in Equestria as the Princess of Friendship. Twilight learns that her human friends are still able to assume half-pony forms after she returned home with the Element of Magic. She attempts to take out the Dazzlings at the pre-Battle of the Bands party immediately, only to find the magic of friendship not working. Believing that they need a counter-spell song to counteract the Dazzlings' song, Twilight struggles to come up with one as the Rainbooms battle their way to the finals to buy Twilight more time.

When they are dropped into the basement of the amphitheater stage by Trixie and the Illusions, under encouragement from the Dazzlings, Twilight gives up hope, only to discover that the reason the magic of friendship never worked was because the Rainbooms had allowed a few disagreements to drive a rift into their friendships. That caused the magic of friendship to become warped into something the Dazzlings could feed upon and render it powerless.

The Rainbooms "Be afraid of the dark" EG2

Twilight Sparkle leading the Rainbooms in Rainbow Rocks.

Once the Rainbooms realize their error and make amends, together with DJ Pon-3, who was immune to the Dazzlings' spell thanks to her headphones, and Sunset lending her strength to them, Twilight and the band are able to overpower and destroy the Dazzlings' power sources, stripping them of their dark powers permanently, and leaving them to be forced off the stage in disgrace by the angry students and faculty.

Afterward, Twilight returns home to Equestria, but thanks to how she was able to re-energize the portal, she can come back to visit anytime she wants. Sunset also takes it upon herself to write her friendship reports into her old journal for Twilight to read back in Equestria.

After the credits roll, the human world's Twilight pieces together some strange events that occurred at Canterlot High School. She talks to her non-sentient dog Spike. This version of Twilight looks extremely different as she has her hair in a bun and wears thick black glasses, similar to how pony Twilight is dressed when she plays a therapist to Rainbow Dash in Lesson Zero.

Rainbow Rocks animated shorts[]

Twilight appears in her human form in Shake Your Tail, where she helps her friends come up with a theme for a dance at Canterlot High. She comes up with a classroom theme, but that idea does not sit well with the others. She later performs at the dance with the Rainbooms. In Perfect Day for Fun, she spends some time with Fluttershy at the Canterlot High carnival. At one point, she gives Fluttershy a Discord plushie, but Fluttershy smacks it with a Whack-a-Mole hammer. She and Fluttershy spend most of the short trying to find the others. They finally reunite at the photo booth, taking some photos before leaving for the stage to perform. In one photo montage, Twilight and Applejack drag a crying Fluttershy into a haunted house. However, Applejack and Twilight end up getting scared themselves while Fluttershy shows indifference towards it. The final scene shows Twilight and her friends looking through the photos on top of a ferris wheel. In the novelization, Twilight is actually still in Equestria and, in the end, imagines that she is performing with her Canterlot High friends.

She also appears in the encore shorts My Past is Not Today and Friendship Through the Ages. In the former, she briefly appears in a flashback offering her hand to Sunset Shimmer after her defeat. In the latter, she performs the titular song with the Rainbooms, singing the first verse on piano, and happily interacts with Sunset Shimmer.

Equestria Girls: Friendship Games[]

Main article: Twilight Sparkle (Sci-Twi)
Twilight Meets Sci-Twi EG3

Twilight Sparkle meets Twilight Sparkle.

In the third Equestria Girls film, Twilight's human counterpart is revealed to be attending Crystal Prep Academy and is a member of the Wondercolts' rival, the Shadowbolts. This version of Twilight is portrayed as being rather awkward and curious.

The Twilight from Equestria does not appear until the very end of the movie, where she explains that she did not respond to Sunset's letters because she was dealing with a time travel loop, referring to the events of Parts 1 and 2. She calls it the "strangest thing that ever happened to [her]". She then notices her human doppelgänger and demotes it to being the second strangest. Human Twilight only sheepishly waves at her counterpart from Equestria.

In a deleted scene on the DVD, Sunset meets Princess Twilight at the Sweet Shoppe to talk to her. Sunset tells Twilight that she has a desire for more than intramural sports and is actually considering returning to Equestria. Twilight assures Sunset that the portal is always open for her to return. Later, the waitress arrives with Twilight's order, but she only has Equestrian bits as money. Sunset pays for her, saying she can pay her back when she comes to Equestria.

Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree[]

Twilight is only mentioned throughout the film.

Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic[]

While Princess Twilight does not appear in Mirror Magic, she is alluded to throughout. In the beginning, Sunset writes to her in her journal, but unfortunately she runs out of pages. When Sunset returns to Equestria, Starlight Glimmer gives Sunset a new journal in Twilight's absence, saying she and the rest of the Mane Six were called away to solve a friendship problem. Starlight then follows Sunset through the Crystal Mirror, claiming that Twilight won't mind. At the end of the special, Twilight writes Sunset back in her replacement journal and gives Starlight permission to stay in the human world for a few more days.

Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts[]

Twilight, in her human form, plays supporting roles in Make Up Shake Up, A Photo Booth Story, and Raise This Roof, all of which take place during the first film. She also appears in photographs in Rainbow Dash's bedroom in Leaping Off the Page.

Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship[]

In the hour-long special Forgotten Friendship, Twilight helps Sunset solve the mystery of her friends' memories being erased, and she eventually traces the cause to a magical artifact that Clover the Clever buried in the human world called the Memory Stone. At Twilight's encouragement, Sunset also reconciles with Princess Celestia.

Twilight also appears in human form in flashback during We've Come So Far, in Applejack's memories of the Battle of the Bands and Pinkie Pie's slumber party, and in Wallflower Blush's memories of the Fall Formal.

Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown[]

In Spring Breakdown, Twilight appears at the Castle of Friendship hanging a painting with Spike in the throne room. When Sunset arrives with human Twilight and Rainbow Dash in pony form, she tells them stories about her and her friends' adventures in Equestria. She also lends them the Staff of Sacanas to quell a magic lightning storm after some of the Storm King's magic leaks into the human world. At the end of the special, Twilight appears again when Sunset brings the stranded cruise passengers to Equestria.

Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass[]

Princess Twilight appears in the special explaining the power of the Time Twirler to Sunset via the journal.

Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie[]

In My Little Pony The Movie, Twilight organizes the Festival of Friendship in Canterlot. When the city is invaded by the Storm King's forces, led by Tempest Shadow, Twilight and her friends escape to seek out the "Queen of the Hippos"—later specified to be Queen Novo of the Hippogriffs—for help, as per Celestia's instructions. During their journey, they are nearly sold into slavery by Capper and thrown overboard Captain Celaeno's airship. When they find Novo in Seaquestria and she refuses to help save their home, Twilight resorts to attempting to steal her Pearl of Transformation, resulting in her and her friends' banishment from Seaquestria when she gets caught.

After a heated falling-out with her friends, Twilight is captured by Tempest and brought back to Canterlot, where the Storm King uses the Staff of Sacanas to drain her and the other princesses' magic. Twilight saves Tempest from being swept up by the Storm King's tornado when he betrays her, and Twilight's friends arrive to rescue her and liberate Canterlot. Twilight and her friends eventually succeed in defeating the Storm King, and she restores Tempest with the staff after she sacrifices herself to save them from his final attack. In the end, Canterlot is restored, the Friendship Festival resumes, and Twilight and her friends befriend Tempest.

Depiction in My Little Pony: Pony Life[]

Twilight Sparkle appears as one of the main characters in Pony Life.

Depiction in Generation 5[]

Twilight appears at the beginning of My Little Pony: A New Generation as part of an imagination sequence with Sunny Starscout's figurines. Her cutie mark is also featured throughout the film, such as in Argyle Starshine's pendant, on the front cover of his journal, on Sunny's saddlebag, and in a stained glass window at the abandoned Zephyr Heights station.

In the My Little Pony: Make Your Mark episode Growing Pains, a holographic projection of Twilight (with Tara Strong reprising her voice role)[11] is created by the Unity Crystals and attempts to warn Sunny and her friends of an impending threat.

Depiction in comics[]

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Twilight in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #1.

In early IDW comics, Twilight Sparkle appears as a unicorn. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #13 onward, she is depicted as an Alicorn princess.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic[]

In The Return of Queen Chrysalis, Twilight and her friends quell the changelings' invasion of Ponyville and rescue the Cutie Mark Crusaders from Queen Chrysalis. In Nightmare Rarity, Twilight and her friends defeat the Nightmare Forces and save Rarity after she is turned into the new Nightmare Moon. In Neigh Anything Twilight learns of how Princess Cadance and Shining Armor met and fell in love. In My Little Pirate: Friendship Ahoy, she briefly serves as pirate captain Hoofbeard's navigator. In the IDW comics sixth story arc, she ventures into various books in an attempt to fix their stories.

In Reflections, Twilight and her friends travel to another dimension and help a good King Sombra defeat evil versions of Celestia and Luna. In The Good, the Bad and the Ponies, she helps Applejack save Canter Creek from King Longhorn and the Cattle Rustler Gang. In The Root of the Problem, she helps an Everfree Forest colony of deer stop the deforestation efforts of a construction crew. In Ponyville Days, she organizes the Ponyville Days festival and stops a feud between two warring pony factions.

Comic issue 19 Alternate Twilight

An alternate universe's Twilight.

In Night of the Living Apples, Twilight and her friends stop an invading army of evil magically-sentient apples. In Siege of the Crystal Empire, she helps organize the Crystal Faire and stops a group of villains from stealing the Crystal Heart. However, she and her friends are then forced to contend with the villains' organizer Radiant Hope, who restores King Sombra to physical form. In Ponies of Dark Water, Twilight falls under the influence of a mysterious hot spring that warps her pursuit of knowledge into evil. She invents a device that enables her to rob Ponyville's citizens of their brain power so that she might reign over them as the wisest pony of all.

In From the Shadows, Twilight battles a mysterious pony named Shadow Lock and tries to stop him from erasing Equestria's valuable historical records. In Wings Over Yakyakistan, she and her friends get involved in a dispute between the dragons and yaks. In Convocation of the Creatures!, Twilight attends the convocation with Princess Celestia and Raven Inkwell.

In Friendship is Magic: Free Comic Book Day, Twilight successfully performs her first sunrise as ruler of Equestria. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #89, the start of the comics' "Season 10", she sends four teams of her friends across Equestria to spread the magic of friendship.

In Issue #94, Twilight calls in Pinkie to organize the Festival of the Two Sisters, and invites Cheese Sandwich to join her. In Issue #95, she tries to keep the populace calm while Canterlot is magically stripped of sound.

In Issue #100, Twilight is researching the other Trees of Harmony alongside Starlight Glimmer, Star Swirl the Bearded, Sunburst and Stygian, when Rainbow Dash crashes into the castle library, and warns her that the Knights of Harmony are coming.

In Issue #101, Twilight oversees the defensive measures for the upcoming attack. She attempts to negotiate with the Knights' leader, King Danu, but is unable to dissuade him from his goal of destroying the Elements of Harmony. After the Knights' attack forces a retreat, Twilight is reminded by Mage Meadowbrook that she shared the power of the Elements of Harmony with several others, meaning that they are all targets. Twilight quickly realizes that this includes the Young Six, and she and her friends find them being held hostage by the Knights.

In Issue #102, Twilight is told of the Knights' history. When Discord and Trixie provide a diversion, Twilight and her allies split up their forces and defeat most of the Knights. However, she and Star Swirl are ambushed by Balor; he takes their magic and transfers it to Danu, who threatens to destroy Canterlot with it. The Element bearers from the other lands arrive to help and join with Twilight and her friends to defeat Danu. Afterwards, Twilight proposes an alliance of nations.

An alternate universe version of Twilight appears in the Issue #20 Reflections mini-comic "Elsewhere in alternate Equestria..." Unlike the Twilight Sparkle of the series, alternate Twilight is a unicorn, not an Alicorn. In My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #3, another alternate universe version of Twilight appears as a stage magician named the "Great and Powerful Twily" in Princess Eris' casino.

My Little Pony Micro-Series[]

In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #1, Twilight is tasked by Princess Celestia with assisting crotchety royal archivist Summer Mane after she injures a hoof. Summer Mane initially treats Twilight with rudeness and hostility, but the two eventually bond over their love of books. Summer Mane is later revealed to be famous author Jade Singer, and Twilight helps her reconnect with Celestia.

Twilight also makes minor and supporting appearances in Issue #3, Issue #4, Issue #5, Issue #7, and Issue #9.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever[]

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #4, Twilight visits Shining Armor at the Crystal Empire and teams up with him to track down a ghost that's haunting the castle. In Issue #12, she tries to help Pinkie Pie overcome her addiction to a delicious pastry called PheNOMNOMenons. In Issue #17, an overworked and over-stressed Twilight turns to Big McIntosh for help with dealing with her problems. In Issue #25, she helps Rainbow Dash recover her stolen wings from a trio of vindictive unicorns. In Issue #30, she helps Princess Cadance overcome a sudden lack of self-esteem.

Twilight also makes minor and supporting appearances in Issue #1, Issue #2, Issue #3, Issue #6, Issue #7, Issue #10, Issue #14, Issue #15, Issue #16, Issue #19, Issue #20, Issue #22, Issue #26, and Issue #28.

My Little Pony: Generations[]

In My Little Pony: Generations Issue #3, Twilight is called to Ponyville by Starlight to help with the recent strife caused by Violet Shiver, Black Belle, and Shadow Storm, and works with Zecora to trace their hate-inducing magic to its source. In Issue #4, she travels with her friends to another world and recruits the ponies of Dream Valley. In Issue #5, she leads the charge in the final battle against the Smooze.

My Little Pony 2022[]

Twilight appears on Issue #1 cover RI and page 1. She also appears in flashback in Issue #2, with Discord revealing that she and her friends created the Unity Crystals in order to ensure peace in Equestria.

Other releases[]

A younger Twilight appears playing in the background along with a younger Princess Cadance and Shining Armor in The Fall of Sunset Shimmer. In the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic, Twilight communicates with Sunset Shimmer and helps her deal with a gossip problem at Canterlot High School.

In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #1, Twilight discovers King Sombra's private study and learns about his childhood and rise to power. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5, she inadvertently assists in Queen Chrysalis' escape from captivity when the latter deceives her. In the My Little Pony Holiday Special comic, she and Spike become snowed in at the Canterlot train station and pass the time by reading holiday storybooks.

Depiction in other media[]

A November 6, 2013 "vorläufige Abbildung" image for mystery packs depicts Twilight Sparkle as a unicorn.

Twilight Sparkle is voiced by Kira Buckland in PlayDate Digital's app Power Ponies.[3]

In the Equestria Girls Minis Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party digital shorts, a Twilight Sparkle​[​specify​]​ is featured in her own short.[12][13]

Trading cards[]

By virtue of her brother's marriage to Princess Cadance, Twilight was listed as royalty in trading cards of Cadance and Shining Armor before the finale of season three.[14] description[]

Dutiful and intelligent, Twilight Sparkle is obsessed with one thing: studying magic! She once studied so much, she made no time for anypony else. That is until her mentor, Princess Celestia charged her with the study of a special kind of magic--- friendship! Newly converted to the joys of having friends, she uses her knowledge and unusually powerful gift for magical spells to help her companions in Ponyville. Though sometimes she gets on her "high horse" about what's right or wrong, her eagerness to learn and lend a helping hoof endear her to her new friends in Ponyville, and when the going gets tough, her big brain and love for her friends transform her into a natural born leader![15][Permanent deadlink] second description[]

Meet Princess Twilight Sparkle! Twilight was once charged by Princess Celestia to learn about the magic of friendship and report her findings to her royal highness. Her magic increased until the day she grew wings and became a princess! The ponies of Ponyville look up to Twilight for her intelligence and admire her courtly background. As a natural-born leader, Twilight cleverly utilizes all her friends' skills and talents to achieve their mission, and oftentimes discovers new things about herself and all her amazing friends![16] Equestria Girls description[]

Twilight Sparkle isn't exactly feeling like herself these days. Still, the brains of most operations, this perky princess won't let anything get into her way. Even if that means transporting to another universe to reunite old friends, expose Canterlot High's most feared villain, and unite the masses before the Fall Formal so she can take home the crown. But it's all in a day's work for Twilight Sparkle, and she will use all the skills she has: her determination, her charm, and her intelligence to get the job done. Well, that, and a little bit of magic![17][Permanent deadlink]

Rainbow Rocks description[]

When her friends need her, no one shines like Twilight Sparkle. As lead singer for the Rainbooms, she works to get everyone rockin’ to the same rhythm, so that harmony reigns supreme at Canterlot High.

Rainbow Rocks Encore description[]

Twilight Sparkle's superstar style sets her apart as the lead singer of The Rainbooms. With the magic of friendship on her side, she helps her friends defeat the villainous band, The Dazzlings, before they take over Canterlot High.[18] description[]

Dutiful and intelligent, Princess Twilight Sparkle is an A+ student of all things magical. Though her attention to detail can become extreme at times, Twilight's eagerness to lend a helping hoof endears her to her friends. She's become an expert not only in magic, but in friendship too, which has transformed her into a powerful Alicorn princess -- a Unicorn with wings.

Teacher For a Day description[]

Meet Twilight Sparkle! She loves to read and study. The Royal Princess Celestia of Equestria has charged Twilight with learning something new: the meaning of friendship! She has a powerful gift for magical spells and uses it to lead her new friends through adventures in Ponyville.

There's no problem Twilight Sparkle can't solve, especially with the help of other ponies, a little bit of magic and guidance from Princess Celestia.

My Little Pony (mobile game) descriptions[]

Twilight Sparkle:
Princess Celestia's most faithful student, Twilight Sparkle loves to study and wants to learn everything about the magic of friendship.
Breezie Twilight Sparkle:
Remember: A responsible spellcaster always tests their shapeshifting incantation on themselves first, in a controlled laboratory environment!
Changeling Twilight Sparkle:
Lives to solve Equestria's most puzzling quandaries -- one of which might be 'Why is she a Changeling right now?'
Chaos Twilight:
Knowing Twilight, being infused with chaos magic probably just means she organizes her books by jacket color rather than the Pony Decimal System.
Crystal Twilight Sparkle:
She's got a copy of her MONSTER-PEDIA close by just in case there is a monster-tracker emergency!
Dark Changeling Twilight Sparkle:
She only feeds on the purest love of all: the love of ALGEBRA.
Empress of Ponyville Twilight Sparkle:
"All Hail Twilight Sparkle, First Empress Of Ponyville! ... Or don't. Really, you shouldn't."
Future Twilight Sparkle:
It isn't ours to speculate on Twilight Sparkle's future, but a long, just, and magical reign seems likely. (Also, she'll be really tall!)
Kirin Twilight Sparkle:
Can she do different kinds of magic with that horn? If so, what KINDS of different kinds of magic?! So many questions!!!
New Year's Parade Twilight Sparkle:
With every year you grow older, the magic of friendship grows.
Nightmare Twilight Sparkle:
Dreams of insufficient knowledge and powerless magic, made real.
Nirik Twilight Sparkle:
She'd run a controlled experiment about why she's on magical fire right now, if she weren't too angry to concentrate.
Pirate Twilight Sparkle:
Try saying "Pretty Pirate Princess" three times fast. We dare you!
Rainbowfied Twilight Sparkle:
As she was when she first truly embraced her role as Princess of Friendship.
Retro Twilight Sparkle:
Retro Twilight Sparkle is fresh, Retro Twilight Sparkle is zippy and she's here to have fun to the max!
Twilight Sneak-le:
Wait... Is there supposed to be a camouflage-spell-casting princess here? We don't see anypony...
Twilight Sparkle Hippogriff:
A hippogriff hungry for knowledge. Has been spotted eagerly exploring Harmonizing Heights.
Twilight Sparkle Seapony:
Passionate about aquatic pony early development. Loves to explore Seaquestria! For research, of course.
Twilight Sparkling:
The vampiric version of Twilight Sparkle has only been out in nighttime so far--but she's pretty sure she would glitter VERY prettily in the sunlight.
Space Sparkle:
It's Twilight Sparkle...IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
Western Twilight Sparkle:
What she wears when she wants to show that friendship is just as magical in persistent dry heat.
Young Twilight Sparkle:
Just as magical, but mostly miniature!


In the Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story!, Twilight and Starlight Glimmer visit A.K. Yearling and travel to multiple locations across Equestria in search of her long-lost Daring Do manuscript.[19]

My Little Pony magazine description[]

  • Intelligent
  • Artistic
  • Friendly
  • Worrywart
  • Caring

Raised in the Queen's court in Canterlot, Twilight Sparkle is a born leader. She loves to study and wants to learn everything about the Magic of Friendship.

The Elements of Harmony guidebook[]

TWILIGHT SPARKLE has a love of learning unmatched in Equestria. She is a natural leader, a patient friend, an obsessive organizer, and an avid reader. Her home in Ponyville is above Golden Oak Library, where she also serves as librarian, assisted by Spike and her pet owl, Owlowiscious. Of the six Elements of Harmony, she represents the Element of Magic. As a young filly in Canterlot, she was chosen by Princess Celestia to study the highest form of magic as the princess's apprentice. Seeing Twilight value knowledge over friends, the princess sent Twilight to Ponyville to learn the magical properties of friendship. Because Twilight not only mastered magic but also created magic of her own through such friendship, she has been bestowed with wings and the title PRINCESS TWILIGHT.

Volume II guidebook[]

From the she entered Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Twilight Sparkle knew she was destined for greatness. Within her soul was an insatiable thirst for knowledge. She read every book she could get her hooves on! Her research paid off when Princess Celestia gave this diligent pony the most important mission of her life: study the Magic of Friendship and absorb its valuable lessons. Twilight Sparkle set out on a life of adventure, facing dangers and challenges at every turn! Thankfully, she had her powerful pony pals backing her up when she needed them the most. After discovering the truth behind the mysterious Elements of Harmony, Twilight Sparkle elevated from simple ponyhood to become an Alicorn and the ultimate Princess of Friendship. From the Castle of Friendship, and together with her five best friends and Spike, Twilight Sparkle continues to protect Equestria from threats while learning about herself and spreading joy along the way.

Promotional material[]

The Meet the Ponies page of an Australian My Little Pony Wedding promotional site uses fanart of Twilight Sparkle.[20][21]

A Hasbro stand displayed at Brand Licensing Europe 2012 included a poster depicting Twilight Sparkle as an Alicorn.[22] Jayson Thiessen was not involved with the creation of the poster.[23]

The Hub announced on January 29 and 30, 2013, in an article, Twitter and Facebook posts, and a press release, Twilight Sparkle's coronation as a princess in the final episode of season three Magical Mystery Cure, on February 16, 2013.[24] The article and both posts are accompanied by pictures of her with both wings and horn, a dress, princess-esque shoes, and a new version of the element of magic crown.[25][26] The Twitter post and the picture accompanying both posts each include the hashtag "#PonyPrincess".[27][28]

A My Little Pony La Magia de la Amistad promotional image posted by the official European Spanish My Little Pony Facebook page on March 4, 2015 uses fanart of unicorn Twilight and Trixie.[29][30]

4th Dimension Entertainment plush description[]

A book loving and studious unicorn, Twilight Sparkle was specially chosen by Princess Celestia to be her apprentice when Twilight Sparkle was just a filly. The Princess later sent Twilight Sparkle to Ponyville to learn about the magic of friendship.

Twilight Sparkle is always there for her friends, eager to help and solve any problem that anypony has. Organized and clever to a fault, her stubborn and obsessive nature sometimes gets her into trouble. She tends to favor logic over intuition, believing in only what she can prove rationally, giving her a healthy desire to ask questions. This natural curiosity aids Twilight Sparkle well on her adventures, constantly helping her solve problems and learn new, exciting things. Each day brings another lesson, and her magical powers and circle of friends both continue to grow. She currently lives in the Golden Oak Library with her young dragon assistant, Spike, and pet owl named Owlowiscious.

With her closest friends Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle completes the Elements of Harmony – the most powerful magic in all of Equestria.

The Art of My Little Pony The Movie description[]

TWILIGHT SPARKLE is the unofficial leader of the Mane 6, and the hero of My Little Pony: The Movie. She is a tireless learner, a patient friend, an obsessive organizer, and an avid reader. As the Princess of Friendship, it's Twilight's duty to make sure everypony feels like they belong by building and nurturing friendships all over Equestria. When the Storm King threatens to steal the magic from the ponies, Twilight Sparkle's leadership skills, confidence, and even her friendships, will be pushed to the limit.

Twilight Sparkle represents the Element of Magic!

My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria[]

In Vol. 1, Twilight appears in chapters 1, 2, 4, and 8.

My Little Pony Essential Handbook[]

Twilight Sparkle is the Princess of Friendship, Headmare at the School of Friendship and a good friend. At first, Twilight is a shy, young pony, who loves reading, but when she moves to Ponyville she discovers there are some things books cannot teach.

My Little Pony Papercraft[]

Twilight Sparkle, originally a Unicorn pony, was transformed into an Alicorn after fixing a spell gone wrong and proving herself a leader. A former pupil of Princess Celestia, she became the Princess of Friendship in Ponyville, tasked with sharing the magic of friendship with others.


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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"All the ponies in this town are crazy! Do you know what time it is?!"
Friendship is Magic, part 1
"You see, Nightmare Moon, when those Elements are ignited by the... the spark, that resides in the heart of us all, it creates the sixth element: the element of... magic!"
Friendship is Magic, part 2
"Hee-hee! Isn't this exciting? We'll do everything by the book, and that will make my slumber party officially fun."
Look Before You Sleep
"I'm doing scientific research. I'm observing Pinkie Pie, scientific name: Pinkius Piecus, in its natural habitat."
Feeling Pinkie Keen
"Everypony everywhere has a special magical connection with her friends, maybe even before she's met them. If you're feeling lonely and you're still searching for your true friends, just look up in the sky. Who knows, maybe you and your future best friends are all looking at the same rainbow."
The Cutie Mark Chronicles
"I can't believe we're finally here. With all that we've imagined, the reality of this night is sure to make this... The Best Night Ever!"
The Best Night Ever
"Move! Look out, here comes Tom!"
The Return of Harmony Part 2
"We've learned that friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for!"
— The Return of Harmony Part 2
"Clock is ticking, Twilight. Clock. Is. Ticking. Keep it together. If I can't find a friendship problem... I'll make a friendship problem!"
Lesson Zero
"I have to finish this report to the princess summarizing all my other reports to the princess."
Baby Cakes
"Reading is something everypony can enjoy, if they just give it a try."
Read It and Weep
"Gee, maybe her name should be "Princess Demandy-pants.""
A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
"Something tells me everything is not going to be fine."
Magical Mystery Cure
"A little while ago, my teacher and mentor Princess Celestia sent me to live in Ponyville. She sent me to study friendship, which is something I didn't really care much about. But now, on a day like today, I can honestly say I wouldn't be standing here if it weren't for the friendships I've made with all of you. Each one of you taught me something about friendship, and for that, I will always be grateful. Today, I consider myself the luckiest pony in Equestria. Thank you, friends. Thank you, everypony!"
— Magical Mystery Cure
"Just because I have this crown and these wings, it doesn't mean I'll be a good leader!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Yes, but I've also seen what you've been able to do here without magic. Equestria will find a way to survive without my Element of Harmony. This place might not if I allow it to fall into your hands. So go ahead, destroy the portal. You are not getting this crown!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"The crown may be upon your head Sunset Shimmer, but you cannot wield it, because you do not possess the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"My new role in Equestria may mean I have to take on new responsibilities, and our friendships may be tested, but it will never, ever be broken."
Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2
"A.K. Yearling and Daring Do are one and the same! My mind is officially blown!"
Daring Don't
"You know, choosing not to choose isn't really a decision."
Rainbow Falls
"Wait a minute, I think I get it. You keep saying you let everypony down, but we all keep saying you didn't. You know who's disappointed in you, Spike? You, and only you can make it right with you again. What would that take, Spike?"
Equestria Games
"As princess, I believe I have the power to spread the magic of friendship across Equestria! That is the role I am meant to have in our world! The role I choose to have! But I didn't defeat Tirek on my own. It took all of us to unlock the chest!"
Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2
"Alright, girls, let's do this! Friendship is magic!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"I can't believe all this tension was happening right under my nose and I didn't realize it. I'm supposed to be the one with all the answers. And all I've done since I got here is let you down."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Huh? I'm pancake...I mean awake!"
Castle Sweet Castle
"Prepare yourselves, everypony! Winter is coming!"
Tanks for the Memories
"Okay, no problem. Just put the hay in the apple and then eat the candle, hm?"
Princess Spike
"Well, Spike, one of the most important things a princess can do is realize when she's made a mistake and fix it."
— Princess Spike
"This is your dream! Anything you can do in your dreams, you can do now!"
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
"Everything we do here in the past – even the smallest change – can snowball into an avalanche of trouble for the future!"
The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2
"The baby is an Alicorn?!"
The Crystalling - Part 1
"Soup spoon, salad fork, pasta spoon, strawberry pick, I'm beginning to think that after friendship, the greatest magic of all is proper silverware placement!"
No Second Prances
"I'm pretty sure I know somepony who wouldn't mind organizing this merchandise shipment for you. [beat] I'm talking about myself. [beat] Oh, please, let me organize it!"
The Saddle Row Review
"I’m the Princess of Friendship now, and lots of ponies are going to be looking to me to solve their problems. But it was foolish of me to think that I should have all the answers. What I do have are good friends who will always be there to help me find them."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event
"I’ll just have to hope those girls keep Sunset Shimmer busy. Very busy."
Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine
"I'm so sorry I didn't get here sooner! I didn't get your messages until just now because I was caught in this time travel loop and honestly, it was the strangest thing that's ever happened to me!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"As the Princess of Friendship, I try to set an example for all of Equestria. But today, it was Spike who taught me that a new friend can come from anywhere. I guess everypony still has things to learn about friendship. Even me! And if Spike says Thorax is his friend, then he's my friend too."
The Times They Are A Changeling
"I may not know what comes next for you, but whatever it is, I promise I'll always be there for you."
— To Starlight Glimmer, Celestial Advice
"The ideal gift for Pinkie Pie needs to be A – unique, B – specific to her personality, and C – food-based. What is a unique food? Cupcakes? Nah. Cookies? Nope. Pies? Pastries? Pudding? [gasps] Wait! Puuuuuuuuuuuudding!"
My Little Pony Best Gift Ever
"Me neither, Starlight – and all of it was thanks to you! Now AK Yearling's fans can enjoy possibly the best Daring Do story she's ever written!"
Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story![19]
"Hey Pinkie! I'm ready to ROCK!"
— equestria-girls.4.jpg[31][32]
"Soy Twilight Sparkle y, aunque ahora sea una princesa, antes sólo era un unicornio normal. La princesa Celestia se dio cuenta de que era muy inteligente, pero que necesitaba aprender algo fundamental: La Magia de la Amistad. Me concedió la responsabilidad de ser la Princesa de la Amistad. Ahora reino junto con mis amigas en Ponyville. ¡Me está costando esto de ser princesa!"
— Promotional image[33]
"Claro, Trixie, ¡somos amigas!"
La Magia de la Amistad promotional image
"This is the game I am meant to play as a princess of Equestria!"
— Hub Network promo for app game Spike's Great Gem Challenge[34]


Twilight "No, silly!" S4E15

Twilight Sparkle image gallery

See also[]


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