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Claude ID S4E23

Claude in Inspiration Manifestation
Kind Unicorn
Sex Male
Occupation Puppeteer
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Eyes Moderate orchid
Mane Dark cyanish gray
Coat Pale, light grayish turquoise
Magic aura Pale, light grayish cerise
Cutie mark
Claude cutie mark crop S4E23
Voice Jay Brazeau (English)
Cesare Rasini (Italian)
Paweł Szczesny (Polish)
Alejandro Villeli (Latin American Spanish)
Claude is a male unicorn pony and puppeteer who appears in the season four episode Inspiration Manifestation. He is referred to by name only in the episode credits, in merchandise, and in other media.

Development and design

According to Jayson Thiessen, "The puppeteer's design was inspired by the voice. When I heard the audition I just had to draw a sketch #MLPSeason4".[1] According to Jim Miller on July 13, 2015, Claude and Snips aren't father and son.[2] On March 31, 2016, Nick Confalone jokingly tweeted about Claude and The Gift of the Maud Pie.[3]

Claude shares his body style and eye color with Stinky Bottom, Coriander Cumin, "Leadnail McColt", S06E03 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #1, S06E13 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #3, S05E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #21, and S06E03 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4.

Depiction in the series

Rarity "Awful?!' S4E23

"This is awful!"

Claude appears in Inspiration Manifestation as a puppeteer for the Ponyville Foal and Filly Fair. Rarity builds him a lavish puppet theater with which to put on his puppet show, but he expresses great displeasure for the theater due to its lack of mobility and room for his puppets. His disapproval sends Rarity into a deep depression.

When Rarity, under the influence of the Inspiration Manifestation spell, returns to Claude with a new, more functional puppet theater, he approves of it greatly. He is impressed by Rarity's ability to produce a better theater in such a short amount of time.

Other depictions

On The Journal of the Two Sisters' The Journal of Friendship page 52, Spike mentions "when that puppeteer Claude was such a...a...clod!"

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Claude the Puppeteer is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of him states, "This top-hatted unicorn is one to watch out for..."


Claude, Pulling the Strings card MLP CCG
Claude appears on the season 4 poster. In the Crystal Games expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, card #195 UR of Claude gives him the description "After years of spending more time with puppets than ponies, Claude has become a bit of a control freak."


"This is awful!"
Inspiration Manifestation
"And completely unusable. Hmmm... Ugh! It doesn't travel! Oh, there's no room for my puppets! It appears I won't have a traveling puppet theater to use after all."
— Inspiration Manifestation
"Ah, Miss Rarity, come to see the show, I presume? You'll notice I had to make do in light of your recent failure to produce a functioning theater."
— Inspiration Manifestation
"[mumbling] Ah, well, it is gorgeous, but that was never the problem now, was it? Oh, well, this one does seem to travel. Plenty of room for my puppets... I say, Miss Rarity, I don't know how you managed to do so in such a short amount of time, but you seem to have redeemed yourself. How did you manage to do so in such a short time?"
— Inspiration Manifestation


Claude levitating the puppets S4E23

Claude image gallery

See also


  1. Jayson Thiessen (2014-04-26). Jayson Thiessen on Twitter: "The puppeteer's design was inspired by the voice. When I heard the audition I just had to draw a sketch #MLPSeason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 May 7.
  2. Jim Miller (2015-07-13). The Biggest Jerk on Twitter: "@neon_palette Nope!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 August 7.
  3. Nick Confalone (2016-03-31). Nick Confalone on Twitter: "The Gift of the Maud Pie, so punny, a play on the popular con artist phrase, "The Grift of that Claude guy," you know that guy, claude? yeah". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 April 2.

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