|Mane||Light brilliant scarlet|
|Coat||Light amberish gray|
|Glasses||Brilliant blue violet|
|Voice||Alexandra Carter (English)|
Elsa Poisot (French)
Daniela Reidies (German)
Serena Clerici (Italian)
Ikumi Nakagami (Japanese)
Yeo Min-jung (Korean)
Syahirah Majid (Malaysian)
Małgorzata Boratyńska (Polish)
Gabriela Codrea (Romanian)
Yelena Chebaturkina (Russian)
Giset Blanco (Latin American Spanish)
Yulia Perenchuk (Ukrainian)
Twist is a school-age Earth pony with a noticeable speech impediment and a student of Cheerilee's class at Ponyville Schoolhouse. She was one of the few "blank flanks" in her class besides Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle until she received her cutie mark in Call of the Cutie: two candy canes in the shape of a heart. She is called Twist-a-loo and Peppermint Twist in some merchandise and other media.
Development and design
Twist shares her name with a G1 So Soft pony. At some point prior to May 21, 2010, Twist's design was discussed when Lauren Faust was at Studio B Productions (now DHX Media Vancouver); Sabrina Alberghetti "was the one on the crew that was fighting for Twist's design to stay the way it was". Twist is slightly taller than normal foals, as she has skinnier legs and her nose is more bulbous than most other ponies. She shows several stereotypical nerdy traits, such as a curly red mane and tail, pale coat, large glasses, and a nasal lisp. Her design is also used with a different mane and tail color for one of the nurses in Read It and Weep.
Depiction in the series
Twist makes her debut appearance in Call of the Cutie. She is picked on for being a "blank flank" by Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, until she discovers that her special talent is crafting confectionery, and she earns her cutie mark.
Twist appears again in The Show Stoppers during the reward ceremony at the talent show next to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.
Twist appears during the school field trip at the beginning of The Return of Harmony Part 1. She also appears in The Cutie Pox, joining in with Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo's attempts to guess what Apple Bloom's cutie mark was meant to be, thinking it was a delicious powdered donut. She remains next to the two Crusaders as they all watch in awe of Apple Bloom's loopty-hoop stunts.
Twist makes a background appearance in Family Appreciation Day. Apart from Diamond Tiara, she's the only pony to be remotely paying attention to Filthy Rich's story. Later, she and Truffle hang out with the Crusaders at Sweet Apple Acres and help make Zap Apple Jam.
Twist appears at the start of Hearts and Hooves Day, where she gives a Hearts and Hooves day card to a happy Truffle, and the two hug. She then plays "Pin the Heart on the Pony", resulting in accidentally pinning the heart on Cheerilee. She also makes a background appearance in Ponyville Confidential, where she is among the young ponies celebrating Featherweight earning his new cutie mark.
Twist appears in Flight to the Finish, alongside her classmates. She also briefly appears in Filli Vanilli, during Zipporwhill's cute-ceañera. She briefly appears near the ending of Twilight Time. She also appears with "Candy Mane" in Inspiration Manifestation at the Foal and Filly Fair. She briefly appears again in Equestria Games, sitting between purple-maned Rainbowshine and one of two instances of "Tornado Bolt" in the crowd.
Twist, along with the rest of the school ponies, meets Coloratura in The Mane Attraction. She also appears in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 during Queen Chrysalis' alternate-timeline in a hut with "Candy Mane", and during Friends Are Always There For You.
In She's All Yak, Twist appears in the reused image of The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 during Fit Right In. In The Last Crusade, Twist appears in Cheerilee's class and at CMC Appreciation Day. In Growing Up is Hard to Do, Twist appears at the Ponyville School during during Being Big is All It Takes.
Depiction in comics
In the IDW comics, Twist appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #8 as part of the battle for Ponyville on page 12. On page 14, Apple Bloom tells Princess Luna that she's as much a member of Ponyville as other ponies like Twist - to which Twist appears with a joyful "hiya!"
Twist appears on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9 page 3. On My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #10 page 12, Twist goes into Sugarcube Corner while Iron Will works the counter. Her indecisiveness on what to order frustrates Iron Will, and he scares her away. Twist also appears on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #16 page 2, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #52 pages 8-9, and My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #2 pages 6-7.
Twist appears in the Ponyville Mysteries books Schoolhouse of Secrets and The Tail of the Timberwolf. In the latter book, she is inadvertently turned into a candy-craving timberwolf that terrorizes Ponyville.
Twist appears in a photograph in episode 4 of Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook, "Cutie Mark Magic".
Twist is one of the available playable characters in Gameloft's mobile game. The game sometimes lists her as Peppermint Twist. Her in-game description reads, "A school-age pony with bright purple glasses and a curly red mane, Twist has a candy cane heart for a cutie mark." Future Twist was available as the top community prize for the "Cutie Mark Deuxsaders" event. Her bio states, "It isn't ours to speculate on Twist's future, but she'll probably need a slightly stronger prescription on those glasses."
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
TWIST was picked on because of her blank flank until she discovered was making sweet treats when two peppermint candy canes appeared on her hindquarters—her cutie mark!
Volume II guidebook
TWIST puts the cutie in cutie mark. Her sweet confectionary skills earned her a candy cane heart, which she puts to good use making sugary treats.
- 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|
- "Aww...! She's so precious!"
- — Call of the Cutie
- "They'll make you smi-i-le."
- — Call of the Cutie
- "Isn't my cutie mark swell? I've always loved making my own favorite sweets, but it took me some time to discover that it was my super-special talent. Pretty sweet, huh?"
- — Call of the Cutie
- "Or is it a powdered donut? 'Cause that sounds delicious."
- — The Cutie Pox
- "Let's see. I would like. Hmmmm, how about—no. Maybe I should..."
- — My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #10
- "Will this be on the test?"
- — My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #52
- "If I ever thee another monthter, I'll know which ponieth to call!"
- — My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: The Tail of the Timberwolf
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