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Captain Celaeno
Captain Celaeno ID MLPTM

Captain Celaeno in My Little Pony The Movie
Kind Parrot
Sex Female
Residence Ornithia (formerly)
Occupation Pirate captain
Servant of the Storm King (formerly)
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Eyes Moderate raspberry
Hair Pale, light grayish harlequin feathers with lighter tips and grayish emerald green and sap green tail
Coat Light gambogeish gray
Voice Zoe Saldana (English)
Chen Yang (Chinese for mainland China)
Jolana Smyčková (Czech)
Aline Bosuma (French)
Anne Wünsche (German)
Jolanda Granato (Italian)
Barbara Kurdej-Szatan (Polish)
Ramiliya Iskander (Russian)
Mária Čírová (Slovak)
Nallely Solís (Latin American Spanish)
Olena Uzlyuk (Ukrainian)
Singing
voice
Melissa Windal (French)
Eva Thärichen (German)
Diana Teran (Latin American Spanish)
Captain Celaeno[note 1] (/səˈlɑːn/ suh-LAH-noh) is a female anthropomorphic parrot who appears as a supporting character in My Little Pony The Movie and a central character in the chapter book Beyond Equestria: Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship. She is the captain of a crew of pirates that sails the Sea of Clouds beyond Equestria.

Development and design

Concept art of Captain Celaeno in the art book The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie shows her originally envisioned as a harpy character named "Madame Harpy".

The name Celaeno originates from Greek mythology, belonging to several different figures; one such figure was one of the harpies, creatures that are half-human female, half-bird.

Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie

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Captain Celaeno in her Storm King uniform.

Captain Celaeno appears in My Little Pony The Movie as one of the film's new supporting characters. She appears as the leader of a crew of cargo delivery birds working for the Storm King. Twilight Sparkle and her friends stow away on her ship as it departs from Klugetown during their escape from Tempest Shadow. When the crew discovers the ponies stowing away, Celaeno orders them to be thrown overboard in accordance with the Storm King's rule book, only to be interrupted by a lunch break.

During lunch, Celaeno and her crew reveal that, before they were forced to serve the Storm King, they used to be sky pirates. Amazed by this, Rainbow Dash encourages them through song to rebel against the tyrant and return to their swashbuckling ways. Celaeno is inspired by Rainbow Dash's words, and she and her crew agree to take Rainbow and her friends to Mount Aris to find the Queen of the Hippogriffs.

Unfortunately, their course is discovered by Tempest Shadow when Rainbow performs a sonic rainboom. Celaeno hides the Mane Six below deck as Tempest boards her ship, and the Mane Six eventually escape through the ship's hatch. As punishment for harboring Twilight and her friends in secret, Celaeno's ship is destroyed by Tempest, and she and her crew are marooned on the Basalt Beach.

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Celaeno fighting a Storm Creature.

Later, after Twilight is captured by Tempest and taken back to Canterlot, Celaeno and her crew appear before Twilight's friends and offer to help them save her, along with Capper and Princess Skystar. In order to sneak into the city, Celaeno and the pirates hide inside a cake for the Storm King while Capper and the ponies carry it past the Storm Guards. Though they successfully infiltrate the heavily guarded city, Grubber discovers their ruse, and they are forced to fight their way past the Storm King's forces.

After the Storm King is defeated, Celaeno joins all of her new friends in celebrating at the Friendship Festival, and she shares a hoof/fist bump with Rainbow Dash. During the closing credits, Spike tries to eat her crystal peg leg.

Depiction in the series

Captain Celaeno and her crew are collectively mentioned by Rainbow Dash in School Daze - Part 1, set after the events of My Little Pony The Movie.

Other depictions

IDW comics

MLP The Movie Prequel issue 2 page 2
Celaeno and her pirate crew's origin story serves as the basis of My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2. In the issue, Celaeno and her crew mostly plunder the Storm King's lesser cargo ships to avoid drawing too much attention from him. When Strife offers to help them steal a large treasure from the Storm King himself, the pirates launch an attack on his airship fleet, hijack some of his treasure ships, and inadvertently recruit Capper and his friend Chummer. The Storm King soon catches up with them, however, and after Celaeno helps Capper and Chummer escape, the Storm King forces her and her crew to work for him as cargo haulers.

Captain Celaeno appears on a playing card on My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #2's cover B.

Chapter books

In Beyond Equestria: Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship, Celaeno plays a major role alongside Rainbow Dash as they go on a quest for a long-lost Cloudsdale treasure called the Good Fortune Garnet.

Software

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Captain Celaeno is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. Her in-game description states, "An excellent captain, there's not she won't do when it comes to the lives of her members of her fearless crew." The game's limited-time story centered around her and Capper is based on the events of the movie, but diverts into another series of events where she and her crew, with Capper, escape the destruction of her ship and lead the people of Klugetown to revolt against Verko.

Hasbro.com description

MLP The Movie Captain Celaeno official artwork
Once a brash and bold explorer, Captain Celaeno is now relegated to serving as a mere messenger for the Storm King. But when she discovers the ponies aboard her ship, they help remind her of how awesome she once was and encourage her to return to her adventurous and courageous ways. She plays a big role in helping the ponies stand up to the Storm King![1]

My Little Pony Friendship Club description

Once brash and bold explorers, Captain Celaeno and her crew are now relegated to serving as mere messengers for the Storm King. But all that changes when Captain Celaeno discovers the ponies aboard her ship. They remind her of how awesome she once was and encourage her to return to her adventurous and courageous ways. In the end, the Captain and her crew play a vital role in helping Princess Twilight and her friends save Equestria from the Storm King.[2]

The Art of My Little Pony The Movie description

Once brash and bold explorers, CAPTAIN CELAENO and her crew are now relegated to serving as mere messengers for the Storm King. But all that changes when Captain Celaeno discovers the Ponies aboard her ship. They remind her of how awesome she once was and inspire her to return to her adventurous and courageous ways. In the end, the captain and her crew play a vital role in helping Princess Twilight and her friends save Equestria from the Storm King.

Merchandise

Captain Celaeno toy
Captain Celaeno has at least one toy released as a tie-in for My Little Pony The Movie: a poseable action figure with articulated limbs that comes with a crystal cutlass. In the Seaquestria & Beyond expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, card #8 R is of Captain Celaeno, which lists the Time to Be Awesome lyric "Hey, scallywags! It's time to be awesome!"

Personality

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When first introduced, Celaeno is portrayed as cold and unfeeling toward the Mane Six, prepared to throw them overboard without hesitation in accordance with the Storm King's rules. She is also very defeatist, resigned to doing the Storm King's bidding for fear of incurring his wrath. After Rainbow Dash's inspiring song, however, Celaeno gets her courageous and rebellious attitude back, enough to stand up to Tempest Shadow and challenge the Storm King's iron-fisted rule. In My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2, Celaeno shows much concern for the safety of her crew, and is willing to pass up on potential riches if the risk to her crew is too great.

Quotes

"Storm King's rule book says... Throw them overboard."
My Little Pony The Movie
"We do what the Storm King orders or we suffer his wrath."
My Little Pony The Movie
"Hey, scallywags! It's time to be awesome!"
My Little Pony The Movie and Enterplay collectible card game Seaquestria & Beyond expansion set card #8 R
"Come on! Let's show these little ponies how it's done!"
My Little Pony The Movie
"Are you kidding me?! That was awesome!"
My Little Pony The Movie
"We're on board to help you fight the Storm King! Just not on board our... actual ship."
My Little Pony The Movie
"Avast, ye scurvy scallywags! I am Captain Celaeno, and we are fearsome pirates! Give us your loot or face our wrath!"
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2
"Mighty wise of you fellows! Now, what cargo are you haulin'? Gold doubloons? Precious jewels? Valuable knick-knacks?"
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2

Gallery

MLP The Movie Hasbro website - Confident Celaeno

Captain Celaeno image gallery

See also

Notes

  1. Misspelled as Caelano in Hasbro's 2017 Toy Fair investor presentation.

References

  1. My Little Pony: Characters. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 August 1.
  2. My Little Pony Friendship Club. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 July 14.