|Big Boy and Runt|
|Kind||Gremlin (Micro-Series and Friendship is Magic IDW comics)|
Human (IDW comics' Annual 2013)
|Skin|| Pink (Big Boy)|
Ryan K. Lindsay, the writer of My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #2, has stated "I did try to bring a pompous level of evil to my gremlins and I’m really pleased with how they’ve come out. My artist on the issue, Tony Fleecs, has done an amazing job bringing these creatures to terrifying life", and has also stated "The gremlins were especially pompous - I wanted to write them like old Stan Lee villains, almost caricatures of evil pomp. Their lines are all excruciatingly overwrought and that was intentional - it doesn't mean you have to like it, I just wanted you to know my process about it. Also, their names are Big Boy and Runt - you can guess which is which... ;) - it would be my dream to have these characters transport across into th[sic] show, though I'm not holding my breath, and I do know exactly what they sound like, too. I also think Tony's design for them is absolutely THE BEST."
In an April 1, 2014 comment on DeviantArt, artist Tony Fleecs identifies Big Boy (the larger gremlin) and Runt (the smaller) by name and size.
Depiction in the comicsBig Boy and Runt are introduced in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #2. They initially appear as a monstrous thunderstorm, but eventually reveal their true forms to Rainbow Dash. When they generate a magical cloud over Ponyville, it saddens everyone that lives there, feeding Big Boy and Runt and making them stronger. Rainbow Dash attempts to get rid of the cloud, but the cloud gremlins thwart her every attempt. She eventually defeats them and brings sunshine back to Ponyville by pulling off a sonic double rainboom.
Human counterparts of Big Boy and Runt appear in IDW's My Little Pony Annual 2013. Here, their sizes are switched.
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #2, Runt appears on page 10, and both Big Boy and Runt appear on page 11.
In Friends Forever Issue #9, Big Boy and Runt appear on page 5 as attendants of Apple Con 45, and a plush doll of Big Boy appears in Flim's flashback on page 12.
Big Boy and Runt's human counterparts appear again on page 34 of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic.
Nightmare visions of Big Boy and Runt appear on My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #4 page 18.
In Friends Forever Issue #26, Big Boy and Runt appear depicted in portrait: Runt on page 11, and Big Boy on page 17.
In Friends Forever Issue #29, Big Boy appears on page 2.
In Friendship is Magic Issue #43, Big Boy appears on page 19.
In Friends Forever Issue #31, Runt appears on page 14.
- ↑ My Little Pony: Microseries. IDW Publishing. Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
- ↑ EQD Exclusive Interview: Ryan Lindsay. Equestria Daily (2013-01-21). Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
- ↑ Ryan K. Lindsay (2013-03-22). Re: Micro Series #2 Discussion. The Round Stable. Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
- ↑ Tony Fleecs (2014-04-01). Comment on Featured by TonyFleecs. DeviantArt. Retrieved on 2014 April 1. Archived locally.