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Zipp Storm
(Princess Zephyrina Storm)
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Princess Zephyrina "Zipp" Storm
Kind Pegasus
Sex Female
Residence Maretime Bay
Zephyr Heights (formerly)
Occupation Princess of Zephyr Heights
Magic investigator
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Eyes Moderate cyan
Mane Brilliant raspberry with brilliant rose and moderate cyan highlights
Coat Pinkish gray
Wings Pinkish gray wings with moderate arctic blue, brilliant azure, brilliant sapphire blue, and moderate orchid feathers
Relatives Pipp Petals (younger sister)[note 1]
Queen Haven (mother)
Cutie mark
Gold crown and teal/pink lightning bolt
Voice Liza Koshy (English, film)
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (English, series)
Viviane Krayem (Arabic)
Kristýna Valová (Czech)
Sofie Topp-Duus (Danish)
Sosha Duysker (Dutch)
Mimosa Willamo (Finnish)
Kiu Jérôme (French)
Sarah Alles (German)
Leto Ampatzi (Greek)
Dawn Lanny Gabay (Hebrew)
Saudamini Anjaria (Hindi)
Kata Gáspár (Hungarian)
Genial Barzah Tanevi (Indonesian)
Martina Tamburello (Italian)
Kana Omata (Japanese)
Nirayu Zuhdi (Malaysian)
Hedda Sandvig (Norwegian)
Ewa Prus (Polish)
Jéssica Cardia (Brazilian Portuguese)
Ana Rita Tristão (European Portuguese)
Dana Marineci (Romanian)
Tatyana Shitova (Russian)
Valca Ponzanelli (Latin American Spanish)
Jana Massot (European Spanish)
Yamineth Dyall (Swedish)
Olcay Yusufoğlu (Turkish)
Olʹha Hrysʹkova (Ukrainian)

Princess Zipp Storm, full name Zephyrina Storm, is a female Pegasus pony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony: A New Generation and My Little Pony Generation 5. She is a princess of Zephyr Heights, Pipp Petals' older sister,[note 1] Queen Haven's eldest daughter, and the heiress to the Zephyr Heights throne.

Development and design

Zipp Storm was designed by character artist Celia Kaspar.[1] Hasbro filed a trademark for the name "Zipp Storm" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 25, 2021.[2]

Depiction in A New Generation

In My Little Pony: A New Generation, Zipp first appears doing parkour and stunts on the mountains outside Zephyr Heights. She runs into Sunny Starscout and Izzy Moonbow, surprised to see an Earth pony and unicorn traveling together. When Zipp sees a pair of royal guards approaching, she quickly runs away.

Zipp meets Sunny and Izzy again when they are brought before her, her sister Pipp Petals, and their mother Queen Haven. When Sunny asks Haven questions about magic, she orders her and Izzy to be imprisoned in the castle dungeons. Zipp visits Sunny and Izzy in the dungeons and learns that unicorns have no magic. She frees them from their cell, leads them to an abandoned station for hot-air balloons, and reveals that Pegasi cannot fly - not even the royal Pegasus family as civilians believe.

Zipp teams up with Sunny and Izzy to acquire two magical crystals in an effort to bring magic back to Equestria. They steal the first - the Pegasus Crystal - from Queen Haven, but in the process, they accidentally expose Zipp's family as non-flying frauds. Zipp, Sunny, and Izzy are subsequently joined in their quest to bring back magic by Pipp and Sunny's childhood friend Hitch Trailblazer.

Zipp and her friends acquire the Unicorn Crystal in Bridlewood, but nothing happens when it is joined together with the Pegasus Crystal. Sunny returns to Maretime Bay in failure and despair, but Zipp and the others follow out of a desire to stay friends with her. Upon arriving, they get swept up in Hitch's deputy Sprout's destructive plot to wage war against unicorns and Pegasi. After Sunny succeeds in bringing the three pony races together, Zipp and her new friends happily welcome a new age of friendship and magic.

Depiction in Make Your Mark

In the hour-long special My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, Zipp notices strange occurrences surrounding the ponies' magic and investigates their cause, while simultaneously dealing with her mother's pressures for her to return to Zephyr Heights and embrace her royal duties. She eventually discovers that magic is glitching due to increasing tensions between the pony races, and she and her friends work to include unicorns and Pegasi in the Earth pony festival of Maretime Bay Day.

When tensions lead to magic going haywire, Zipp and the others help to save their fellow ponies. After the problem is resolved, Zipp plucks up the courage to tell Queen Haven that she wants to stay in Maretime Bay and further investigate the mysteries of magic.

Other depictions

Zipp is featured in the film's book adaptations, including My Little Pony: A New Adventure, My Little Pony: Ponies Unite, the My Little Pony Annual 2022, and My Little Pony: Story of the Movie.

Zipp also appears in the 2D animated YouTube web series My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale, which is set after the events of A New Generation. She appears in the videogame My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure, in a nonplayable role.

IDW comics

Zipp is featured in the 2022 My Little Pony comic book series by IDW Publishing. In Issue #1, she plays a game of flyball with Pipp and Sunny, but later falls out of the sky (and is saved by Sunny). She and her friends discover that one of the Unity Crystals has been stolen, and they set out to track down the thief. In Issue #2, they discover the ruins of Canterlot, and learn that Discord stole the crystal, and plans to destroy it in hopes of ensuring peace in Equestria.

Merchandise

Crystal Adventure Zipp Storm.

Toys of Zipp Storm include the articulated 3-inch Crystal Adventure Zipp Storm and 6-inch Sparkles Adventure Zipp Storm toys, each of which come with various accessories. 3-inch Zipp figures are also part of the Movie Friends and Best Movie Friends toylines and included in the 2021 Unicorn Party Celebration and Royal Gala Collection sets, a 6-inch Zipp figure is included in the Shining Adventures Collection set, and mini-figures of Zipp are included in the Snow Party Countdown and Friendship Shine Collection sets.

Personality

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Zipp is a fearless and independent thrill-seeker. Defiant of her royal lineage and responsibilities, she prefers to engage in athletic and high-flying activities like parkour, even though she is initially unable to fly. Like Sunny Starscout, Zipp wants magic to return to Equestria so that Pegasi can fly like they were originally able to, and she is even willing to defy her mother and work together with Earth ponies and unicorns to make it happen.

Zipp's research into and knowledge of Equestria's distant past, coupled with equations she uses for flight theory, suggests she also has an intellectual side. She also demonstrates a tendency to be snarky and sarcastic. Zipp's mother Queen Haven's expectations of her as the heiress to the Zephyr Heights throne causes them to have a somewhat strained relationship, but she is very close with her sister Pipp.

Zipp is far more humble than her mother or sister, insisting to Sunny and Izzy that they call her by her name rather than use her royal title.

In the Make Your Mark special, Zipp struggles with being heir to the throne of Zephyr Heights, and has trouble deciding what she really wants to do with her life.

In the Tell Your Tale shorts Zipp Gets Her Wings and Sisters Take Flight, Zipp is shown to be uncomfortable when placed in the spotlight. In Welcome to Mane Melody, she dislikes the idea of having her mane styled – though she allows Pipp to style it by the end of the short. She also demonstrates a passion for extreme sports in The Unboxing of Izzy and Alicorn Issues.

Official description

  • Independent
  • Courageous
  • Rebel

"Zipp is the rebellious Pegasus and athletic daredevil princess of Zephyr Heights. She is true to herself and encourages her friends to do the same. Zipp is a royal rebel, you are more likely to see her in her super cool sunglasses rather than a tiara!"[3]

Quotes

"A unicorn? And an Earth pony? Together?! Okay, well, this day just got a whole lot more interesting."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"Zipp. Just... call me Zipp."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"I can be pretty sneaky when I want to be."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"The truth is we can't fly either. We've been faking it. [...] You'd be surprised what some wires and good lighting will do. But I'm just so tired of living that ridiculous lie."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"Look at that. The sheriff just became a detective."
— To Hitch Trailblazer, My Little Pony: A New Generation
"Well, that was sad to watch."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"We just want to stay friends!"
My Little Pony: A New Generation

Gallery

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Zipp Storm image gallery

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pipp and Zipp are stated to be twins in the My Little Pony Movie Sticker Activity Book, but most other official materials state Zipp to be the older sister, and according to Gillian M. Berrow, they are "not twins."

References

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