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Big Boy and Runt

Big Boy and Runt ID

Big Boy and Runt in Micro-Series Issue #2

Big Boy and Runt ID annual 2013

Big Boy and Runt's human counterparts in My Little Pony Annual 2013

Kind Gremlin (Micro-Series and Friendship is Magic IDW comics)
Human (IDW comics' Annual 2013)
Sex Male
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Eyes Black
Skin Pink (Big Boy)
Pink (Runt)
Big Boy and Runt are two gremlins who first appear in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #2 as antagonists and later cameo in other IDW comics. They are referred to only as gremlins in their debut issue and as cloud gremlins in the publicity summary of the issue,[1] but their individual names have been mentioned by the issue's writer Ryan K. Lindsay.

Development

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",[2] 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."[3]

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.[4]

Depiction in the comics

Comic micro 2 page 4
Big 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.

On page 13 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #6's story, Big Boy and Runt appear in Rainbow Dash's nightmare, as the cause of a flood.

On page 5 of My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #4, one of the objects in Fluttershy's Chamber of Extreme Knitting is a knit piece resembling Runt.

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 #7, Pinkie Pie and Princess Luna dress up in a large Big Boy costume to scare one of the royal guards.

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.

Of Friendship is Magic Issue #30, Big Boy and Runt appear on the Hot Topic cover.

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.

Gallery

References

  1. My Little Pony: Microseries. IDW Publishing. Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
  2. EQD Exclusive Interview: Ryan Lindsay. Equestria Daily (2013-01-21). Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
  3. Ryan K. Lindsay (2013-03-22). Re: Micro Series #2 Discussion. The Round Stable. Retrieved on 2013 October 30.
  4. Tony Fleecs (2014-04-01). Comment on Featured by TonyFleecs. DeviantArt. Retrieved on 2014 April 1. Archived locally.

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