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Twilight Sparkle

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Twilight Sparkle in Overpowered

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Twilight Sparkle as a unicorn in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown

Kind Human
Sex Female
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School
Rainbooms' backup vocalist
Employee at Canterlot Mall electronics store
Student at Crystal Prep Academy (formerly)
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Eyes Moderate violet
Brilliant mulberry with pale, light grayish cyan sclera (as Midnight Sparkle)
Hair Moderate sapphire blue with moderate violet and brilliant rose streaks
Skin Pale, light grayish mulberry
Magic aura Light brilliant raspberry (as a unicorn)
Nicknames Sci-Twi, Twily, Midnight Sparkle
Relatives Shining Armor (older brother)
Cutie mark
Pink six-pointed sparkle surrounded by five small white sparkles
Voice Tara Strong (English)
Radka Stupková (Czech)
Silan Maria Budak Rasch (Danish)
Merel Burmeister (Dutch)
Henni-Liisa Stam (Finnish, except Magical Movie Night)
Heljä Heikkinen (Finnish, Magical Movie Night)
Claire Tefnin (European French)
Julia Meynen (German)
Bea Vadász (Hungarian)
Emanuela Pacotto (Italian)
Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese)
Park Ji-yoon (Korean)
Tiril Heide-Steen (Norwegian)
Magdalena Krylik (Polish)
Ilinca Ghimbășan (Romanian)
Bianca Alencar (Brazilian Portuguese)
Cristina Basílio (European Portuguese)
Olga Golovanova (Russian, until Summertime Shorts)
Lina Ivanova (Russian, Summertime Shorts, Better Together, and Forgotten Friendship)
Alena Sozinova (Russian, Choose Your Own Ending and Rollercoaster of Friendship)
Mariana Aranđelović (Serbian)
Yolanda Gispert (European Spanish)
Carla Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
Berna Baser (Turkish)
Natalya Romanko (Ukrainian)
Rebecca Shoichet (English)
Carina Cheregi (Romanian)
Lada Maris (Russian, Frendship Games)
Polina Mingalevich (Russian, Legend of Everfree)
Alena Svetlakova (Russian, Dance Magic)
Natalia Dolche (Russian, Summertime Shorts)
Minneiah Gordo (European Spanish)
Ilay Bal (Turkish, Friendship Games)

Twilight Sparkle's human counterpart appears and is mentioned throughout the My Little Pony Equestria Girls franchise. She is a student at Canterlot High School, a former student of Crystal Prep Academy, and the owner of Spike the Dog. She is named Sci-Twi in some merchandise and other depictions. Her alter ego, Midnight Sparkle, appears as an antagonist in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games. From Legend of Everfree onwards, she is one of the main protagonists in the Equestria Girls franchise.

Development and design

Human Twilight's design differs slightly from her pony counterpart in that she wears thick black glasses, her hair is tied up into a bun, and the pink highlight in her hair is wider than the pink highlight in pony Twilight's mane. From My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree onward, she wears her hair in a ponytail as opposed to a bun.

On September 27, 2018, almost seventeen months after Ishi Rudell's 2017 identification of Timber Spruce's age as "17-18",[1] Rudell was asked regarding Timber "is he like a[sic] one year or two years older than Twi?" and responded "1 and a half? 😬".[2]

Depiction in Equestria Girls

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Twilight is first mentioned by Pinkie Pie in the film when she brings up the notion of pony Twilight having a "twin sister who lives in the city."

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Human Twilight in Rainbow Rocks.

Twilight Sparkle appears after the ending credits, piecing together strange events occurring at Canterlot High School and talking to her dog Spike.

Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

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 team, the Shadowbolts. This version of Twilight is portrayed as being rather awkward and curious and treated as an outcast by many of her classmates.

Throughout the film, Twilight attempts to track and measure strange energy readings at Canterlot High, recording all of her findings on a tack board in a secret room at Crystal Prep. She gathers this research in hopes of being accepted into an independent study program, and she only competes with the Shadowbolts to conduct further observations on the weird energy.

Human Twilight in Friendship Games.

Twilight carries a pendant-shaped device intended to detect the strange readings. However, it also drains magic away, causing each of Sunset Shimmer's friends to lose their ability to pony up. In addition, it causes dimensional rifts to appear throughout the Games. When Principal Cinch discovers this, she pressures Twilight to release the magic from her device to win the Games for Crystal Prep. Once she does, the magic engulfs her, and she transforms into a monstrous creature obsessed with magic. After her transformation, Twilight uses her powers to open additional rifts to Equestria. Using Twilight's device, Sunset channels the released magic to transform herself. Following an explosive battle, Sunset offers Twilight her hand in friendship, and Twilight accepts. Twilight apologizes for all the trouble she caused, and Sunset and her friends forgive her.

Later, Twilight decides to forego her independent study application and transfer to Canterlot High to learn about the magic of friendship. At the end, Princess Twilight Sparkle from Equestria appears out of the portal, stunned to see her human friends joined by a girl who looks like her. Human Twilight only nervously waves "hello" to her pony counterpart.

In the film's alternate ending, Twilight stays at Crystal Prep, and she and Spike are on much friendlier terms with the Shadowbolts.

Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

Twilight appears as the primary central character of the fourth Equestria Girls film. Suffering from anxieties and recurring nightmares, she fears her evil Midnight Sparkle alter ego will one day return and take over her body, her friends serve as steady moral support.

Twilight Sparkle gains the ability of telekinesis.

In Legend of Everfree, Twilight goes with her Canterlot High friends to Camp Everfree, where she is paired up with Sunset Shimmer in the Sapphire Tent and develops a crush on camp co-director Timber Spruce. While at the camp, Twilight's magic undergoes a transformation, and develops the ability to levitate and telekinetically move objects.

Throughout the film, Twilight struggles to confront the dark magic inside her, and she believes she is responsible for several magic disturbances around camp. However, these are later revealed to be Timber's sister Gloriosa Daisy's doing. With the help of her friends, Twilight overcomes her fears and proves to be the key in defeating Gloriosa. She also helps organize the fundraiser to save Camp Everfree from closing and becomes considerably close to Timber Spruce, accepting a date from him in the end.

Equestria Girls: Dance Magic

In the half-hour special Dance Magic, Twilight helps her friends raise money to renovate Camp Everfree. When Rarity's idea for a music video is copied by the Shadowbolts, Twilight helps Rarity sneak into Crystal Prep Academy to directly confront them. She also takes part in the Dance Magic music video near the end of the special.

Equestria Girls: Movie Magic

In the half-hour special Movie Magic, Twilight accompanies her friends to the set of the Daring Do movie, expressing an interest in seeing the detailed movie props made by A. K. Yearling. She is also briefly mistaken for an actress in the Power Ponies movie, cast as the Masked Matter-Horn. In the end, Twilight plays a central detective-like role in exposing Juniper Montage's thievery and deception, and she is cast as an extra in the Daring Do film.

Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

In the half-hour special Mirror Magic, Twilight becomes trapped with her friends in limbo when Juniper Montage acquires a hand mirror enchanted with Equestrian magic. When Starlight Glimmer succeeds in convincing Juniper to let them out, Twilight and the rest of her friends forgive and accept Juniper as a new friend. Twilight, as well as Sunset and Starlight, is especially forgiving of Juniper, having previously been corrupted by magic in Friendship Games.

Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts

In the music video Mad Twience, Twilight portrays a mad scientist building an android mate for Spike. She is also a primary focus in Monday Blues, where she and Sunset Shimmer try to get to school through the pouring rain. In Epic Fails, she recalls her most embarrassing moment of performing a chemistry experiment that explodes in her face. In Good Vibes, she works at an electronics store and uses her powers to fix DJ Pon-3's turntable after Bulk Biceps helps her with a heavy load of boxes. She has supporting or minor roles in Pet Project, Subs Rock, Leaping Off the Page, and Get the Show on the Road. In The Canterlot Movie Club, she appears on the poster of the Daring Do movie.

Better Together/Choose Your Own Ending

She is a main focus helping her friends study for their final exams in The Finals Countdown, going on a date with Timber Spruce in Star Crossed, looking after Principal Celestia's garden in My Little Shop of Horrors, and dreading leaving school in The Last Day of School. In Queen of Clubs, Twilight appears in the CHS chemistry, wig, and robotics clubs. She is also a main focus in the beach shorts X Marks the Spot, Unsolved Selfie Mysteries, The Salty Sails, and Friendship Math, and has supporting or minor roles in School of Rock, A Fine Line, Overpowered, Super Squad Goals, Road Trippin, Outtakes, Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic, Five to Nine, and So Much More to Me.

In the second season, she briefly appears in Reboxing with Spike!, outraged that Spike used her credit card to buy some very expensive pet products. In Street Magic with Trixie!, she secretly helps Trixie with her show by levitating all of her magic supplies to impress the audience. She is a main focus in Twilight Under the Stars, in which she attends the Canterlot Celestial Society Members' Social where Timber Spruce and Pinkie Pie help her talk to her favorite scientist, Rosette Nebula. She makes supporting or minor appearances in Schedule Swap, Five Stars, FOMO, I'm on a Yacht, Run to Break Free, Festival Filters, Festival Looks, Cheer You On, and Do It For the Ponygram!.

In the Choose Your Own Ending shorts, Twilight is cast as Selfie Soot's mother in the school play. She is the main focus of Text Support and Stressed in Show, and she is one of three possible endings in Best Trends Forever, All the World's Off Stage, and Opening Night. She also makes minor appearances in Fluttershy's Butterflies, Rarity Investigates: The Case of the Bedazzled Boot, and Happily Ever After Party.

In the second season, Twilight is a main focus in The Road Less Scheduled, where she follows a friend's agenda at the Starswirled Music Festival after her own gets destroyed. She is a possible ending in Inclement Leather and Tip Toppings, makes supporting appearances in Wake-Up! and Lost and Pound. She is also mentioned in Sock It to Me.

Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship

In Forgotten Friendship, Twilight Sparkle and her friends are members of the Canterlot High Yearbook club. Along with the rest of the school, her good memories of Sunset Shimmer are erased by Wallflower Blush using the Memory Stone. Consequently, her only remaining memory of Sunset is when she yelled at her during the Friendship Games. Her regard for Sunset gets worse when Sunset accidentally destroys the selfie drone she built and she and her friends accordingly act with hostility towards Sunset for much of the special while enjoying their friendships with each other. After seeing Sunset jump in front of a blast from the Memory Stone intended to erase their memories of high school, she and her friends use their geode powers to destroy the Memory Stone and restore the school’s memories. They later win the "Best Friends" yearbook superlative.

Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship

In Rollercoaster of Friendship, Twilight and her friends go to the Equestria Land theme park, where Rarity gets a job as the fashion designer for Vignette Valencia's grand opening light parade, and her and her friends' band get booked as the parade's headlining act. While exploring the park, Twilight and Sunset unsuccessfully play Flim and Flam's rigged ring toss game by using her knowledge of physics. As with most of her other friends, Twilight gets transported into an empty white room at the park by Vignette's enchanted smartphone, but Applejack and Rarity help them escape. Twilight and her friends eventually defeat Vignette by destroying her phone, and they take their place as the parade's headliner.

Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown

In Spring Breakdown, Twilight organizes a cruise trip for herself and her friends to celebrate spring break, but the trip is soured by Rainbow Dash's obsession with fighting Equestrian magic. When Twilight, Sunset, and Rainbow discover a second portal to Equestria on an island in the middle of the ocean, she goes through, transforms into a glasses-wearing unicorn (causing her to freak out), and meets her Equestrian princess counterpart again. The three borrow the Staff of Sacanas from the princess and use it to dispel a magical thunderstorm born from the Storm King's magic. Twilight acknowledges her and her friends' new roles as superheroes, and they use their powers to save the ship's passengers when it starts to sink.

Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass

In Sunset's Backstage Pass, Twilight Sparkle attends the Starswirled Music Festival with her friends. She is unknowingly caught in a time loop and repeats that day for the next three weeks. During several loops, she helps Sunset and Pinkie in trying to solve the mystery of the time loop, citing it as a "snag in the fabric of spacetime". In a later repeat, she and her friends are kicked out of the festival when Pinkie provokes a security guard. In the final repeat after the time loop is broken, Twilight and her friends spectate PostCrush's concert as they perform with Sunset and Pinkie.

Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped

In "Blizzard or Bust", Twilight and her friends attempt to fool Principal Celestia into declaring a snow day. In "Saving Pinkie's Pie", she takes part in a big snowball fight. In "The Cider Louse Fools", she helps Applejack and her family foil the Flim Flam brothers' annual holiday prank. In "Winter Break-In", after Sunset leaves her storage space key in her locker at school, Twilight comes up with the simple plan of asking Principal Celestia to unlock the school doors. In "Dashing Through the Mall", as part of a Secret Santa-like gift exchange, Twilight gives a Shadow Spade novel to Rarity and receives a stuffed parakeet from Sunset Shimmer. In "O Come, All Ye Squashful", she is roped into taking an embarrassing costume picture with her friends after a misunderstanding with Applejack.

Other depictions

In the Minis Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party digital shorts, a Twilight Sparkle​[​specify​]​ is featured in her own short.[3][4]

Chapter books

Twilight is the main focus of the novel Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise. The back cover of the book depicts a new outfit and look for her.

In the beginning of the novel, after meeting the Twilight from Equestria, who knows a lot about friendship, Twilight is rather nervous about how little she actually knows about friendship. She gets some "friendship advice" from Sunny Flare, Sugarcoat and Sour Sweet, but it is not exactly helpful.


Sci-Twi appears in the Equestria Girls mobile app.

Friendship Games description

Meet Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle, the Twilight Sparkle who has always lived in Equestria Girls world – she just goes to another school! You'll recognize this Twilight Sparkle by her signature glasses. She maintains the same personality traits of the Twilight we know from the MLP world, but she has yet to learn about the magic of friendship.[5]

Legend of Everfree description

Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle has always lived in Equestria Girls world! She maintains the same personality traits of the Twilight we know from the MLP world, but she has yet to learn about the magic of friendship. Clever and curious, she is always ready for a new challenge![6]


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Twilight is featured in various Friendship Games doll merchandise, sometimes under the name Sci-Twi. A "Sporty Style" doll of Twilight comes with a bow and arrow. Twilight's description on the back of her Sporty Style doll's packaging reads, "Study the competition!" A casual-clothed doll of Twilight is sold independently and included in 2-packs with Flash Sentry and Rainbow Dash. A Midnight Sparkle doll shown at the 2014 New York Toy Fair has also been released.

A doll of Sci-Twi with pony ears and a lab coat was shown at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. This doll comes with a miniature Spike the Dog figure and a school locker. An Equestria Girls Minis doll of Twilight is also slated for release. This doll comes with a doll stand, a telescope, and science lab accessories.

Human Twilight appears as a pony in Equestria on the fan-designed WeLoveFine art print "Girls in Equestria".


Twilight Sparkle nervous.

Like her pony counterpart, human Twilight is well-spoken and highly intelligent. She holds a great interest in knowledge and science, being able to assemble intricate scientific devices and solve complex mathematical equations, and her intellect rivals that of Sunset Shimmer. Unlike pony Twilight, however, human Twilight is socially similar to how she appears in the first episode. She is a bit of a wallflower, acting very awkward and timid around others, especially the standoffish students of Crystal Prep.

Despite her problems in socializing, Twilight is eager to connect with people on a personal level, demonstrated in her interactions with Fluttershy, when the two share their love for their pets, and Pinkie Pie, at the Crystal Prep welcoming party. Twilight is shown becoming increasingly distressed by the apparent harm caused by her magic-sensing and storage device, to the point where Sunset's eventual accusations leave her distraught.

Twilight lacks self-confidence when under extreme external (especially social) pressures. During the archery competition in the Tri-Event Relay in the Friendship Games, she is so affected by performance anxiety and Sour Sweet's anger at her poor aim that she begins to cry and her legs threaten to collapse under her.

When transformed into Midnight Sparkle, Twilight becomes selfish and malicious, consumed with desire to learn everything about magic even at the cost of her entire world.

Twilight in Subs Rock.

In Legend of Everfree, Twilight is depicted as more self-assured than in Friendship Games, interacting with friends and classmates more openly after transferring schools. However, she is still somewhat socially awkward, and she exhibits an intense fear of her Midnight Sparkle alter ego. Her fears do not seem to be completely unfounded, as Midnight Sparkle does appear to attempt to control her when she attempts to embrace her magic.

In Movie Magic, Twilight applies her intellect in an investigative setting by solving a missing-objects mystery on the set of the Daring Do movie. As demonstrated in the Summertime Shorts Mad Twience and Subs Rock, she can sometimes get carried away in her science experiments and pursuit of knowledge.

In Sunset's Backstage Pass and Holidays Unwrapped, Twilight shows a taste for making corny jokes and plays-on-words.


"No doubt about it, Spike. There's definitely something strange going on at that school..."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"What's she so worried about? Everton is exactly what I need right now. [sighs] It's not like I have anything left to learn at Crystal Prep."
— Referring to Dean Cadance, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Indigo Zap: Are we gonna win?!?!
Twilight Sparkle: I... I don't know.
Indigo Zap: Wrong answer!! Try again! Are we gonna win?!?!
Twilight Sparkle: Um... I guess? I-It's just... I mean... I heard that CHS is doing well now. With their reputation. And, I mean, it's not better than ours, of course. But we can't let them do it, you know? Win, I mean? Right?
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Puppy Spike: Why did you run away like that?
Twilight Sparkle: Um, oh, I don't know. Maybe it has something to do with the glowing girl, or the hole in space. Or my talking dog!
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Um, excuse me, I didn't mean for any of this to happen. I just wanted to learn about the strange energy coming from your school. I didn't know that it was magic or... how it works."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"You were right! I didn't understand magic before, but I do now!"
— As Midnight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Unlike you, I can have everything I want!"
— As Midnight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I may know about a lot of things, but friendship isn't really one of them. And I'm definitely not gonna learn more about it by being alone all the time."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Ever since I transferred here, everyone from CHS has been really nice and accepting, especially considering what happened at the Friendship Games."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"Sunset said something at camp is causing the other girls to get new magic. I think it's Midnight Sparkle. She's still part of me. I can feel it. And I think her magic is infecting my friends."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"I... am... Twilight Sparkle! And the magic I carry inside me is... the Magic of Friendship!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"It's gonna take more than one Friendship Games for those Crystal Prep girls to learn that winning isn't everything."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Dance Magic
"Oh, good for Micro Chips. "Most Likely to Invent Cold Fusion". Not a reason to be jealous. Pfft! I'm not!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship
"Assuming no air resistance and a vertical displacement of zero, horizontal displacement equals initial projectile velocity squared times the sine of twice the launch angle divided by the acceleration due to gravity."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
Sunset Shimmer: Anyone else having serious deja vu?
Twilight Sparkle: Nope. Just deja V-you. [laughs] Get it?
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass
Sunset Shimmer: I've been paying monthly, and I never use it.
Twilight Sparkle: What is it, a gym membership? [snorts, laughs]
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped
Rainbow Dash: Was that a math pun?! [groans] You're ruining me!
Twilight Sparkle: Ah, don't be such a 'square'.
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped
"Hey friends, hope you like popcorn…I may have made too much!"
— Text message,


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Twilight Sparkle (Sci-Twi) image gallery


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