| Orange Swirl|
|Mane||¤ Pink and pale raspberry|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Cathy Weseluck (English, S2E3)|
Ashleigh Ball (English, S4E10)
Katja Sirkiä (Finnish, S2E3)
Depiction in the seriesOrange Swirl is commonly featured in Ponyville and Cloudsdale as a background pony. She makes her first appearance in Friendship is Magic, part 1 in the town hall, awaiting the start of the Summer Sun Celebration.
She participates in the Running of the Leaves in Fall Weather Friends as contestant #1 and is visibly worn out by the end. The camera cuts to her and two fellow panting contestants as Twilight Sparkle explains her running strategy to Applejack and Rainbow Dash. In Feeling Pinkie Keen, Orange Swirl, along with Merry May, pulls the trailer that drops a myriad of objects on Twilight. In Lesson Zero, she answers Mayor Mare's question about what the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Big McIntosh are fighting about, and proceeds to fly towards the commotion with a wide grin on her face. Later in the episode, she attempts to grab Twilight's doll from Sassaflash; their fight causes the doll to fall to the ground near Rainbow Dash, which precipitates Twilight explaining her actions to her friends. In Hurricane Fluttershy, she is one of the ponies causing the first tornado's collapse; exhausted, she strays from her position and crashes into another pony, which causes a chain reaction. In The Crystal Empire - Part 1, she is among the ponies at the Crystal Fair when Rainbow Dash flies back to the Crystal Empire castle with the flag. In Wonderbolts Academy, she appears as a lead pony, then later as a wingpony.
She also appears in Pinkie Pride, Simple Ways, Filli Vanilli, It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils, Leap of Faith, Trade Ya!, Equestria Games, Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.
At Rarity's fashion show in Suited For Success, a variant of her with light blue hair stands in the audience. A pony with her exact design, but with dark blue eyes, appears briefly at the start of the Running of the Leaves in Fall Weather Friends. This same variant competes in the Best Young Flyer competition as Contestant #1 in Sonic Rainboom. In The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, she appears variously with and without wings, and with and without her three-tornadoes cutie mark; in one shot, her cutie mark is what appears to be a toaster. She also appears without wings or a cutie mark in The Crystal Empire - Part 2, watching the Crystal Fair jousting match between Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy at the Crystal Empire. During Wonderbolts Academy, her cutie mark is three raindrops (the same as that of Sunshower Raindrops) while operating one of the machines at the air obstacle course in one shot. In Apple Family Reunion, she appears without wings or a cutie mark in the crowd at the beginning of the song Raise This Barn.
Times stated below are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|Flies past behind the Twinkling Balloon in the title theme.|
|1||18:47 ~ 19:19 – in the crowd at the town hall, 19:35 – swoops through the air in anticipation of Princess Celestia’s appearance, 19:59 – gasps over Celestia’s disappearance, 20:20 – staring at Nightmare Moon, 21:09 – in the crowd.
Duplicates: 19:03 – at the head of the audience, seen again at 19:59.
|2||20:14 – trotting to the party, 20:16 – breaks into a gallop, 20:19 ~ 21:21 – in the foreground.|
|3||3:44 ~ 4:10 – in the audience viewing Rainbow Dash in Rainbow’s fantasy, 8:01 – on the dance floor in Canterlot Castle in Rarity’s fantasy, 8:13 – standing at the wedding.
Duplicates: 3:44 – one duplicate in the audience, 4:09 – two duplicates, 8:13 – six duplicates at the wedding.
|4||4:44 ~ 5:30 – in the audience at the party for Applejack, 14:50 – at the “free muffin sample spectacular”.
Duplicates: 4:52 – one duplicate in the audience, 5:28.
|5||13:23 – looking startled at Gilda, 13:41 – looking distressed as Fluttershy runs away.|
|6||1:20 – flying past Twilight and Spike, 2:19 ~ 9:51 – standing in the crowd for Trixie’s show, 17:42 – watching the Ursa, 19:14 – glaring at Snips and Snails.
Duplicates: 2:19 – one duplicate in the crowd, 19:14.
|7||1:46 – flying in the park with "Cloud Kicker" and Sprinkle Medley, 20:12 – clearing the smoke.|
|10||2:39 – carrying a bunch of flowers while hovering in the park.|
|11||1:45 – in the crowd to hear the mayor’s speech (with a plant team vest), 2:19 – with no vest, 2:47 – with the weather team, 5:13 – singing on a rooftop with a shovel, 5:45 – sings with the weather team, 15:59 – hovering in the squad behind Rainbow Dash, 16:06, 19:32 – flies by with a smile.
Duplicates: 2:19 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|13||4:57 – cheering at the Iron Pony competition, 5:29 – watching from the clouds, 6:03, 6:24 – on the ground watching Applejack leap, 6:31 – watching Rainbow Dash leap, 9:18 – making way for Rainbow at the Running of the Leaves (contestant #1), 18:51 – standing near the finish line, 19:23 ~ 19:35 – in the crowd watching Rainbow and Applejack tussle, 20:14 – lying worn out on the grass (still with her tag, eyes are blue), 20:33 – bowing before Princess Celestia (without the tag).
Duplicates: 19:23 – many Orange Swirls scroll by.
|14||15:18 – looking at Rarity as she walks out onstage at her fashion show.|
|15||11:09 – pulling the trailer alongside Merry May.|
|16||6:28 – walking in Cloudsdale, 9:18 – flying with “The Tenth Doctor”, 13:08 – cheering in the audience for the Best Young Flyer competition, 13:13 – standing backstage among the participants (contestant #1, eyes are blue), 13:24 ~ 13:59 – back in the audience (no tag, eyes are fuchsia), 14:11 – backstage listening to “Cloud Kicker” (with her tag, eyes are blue), 14:13 – trotting up to perform first, 14:17 – flies through the curtains, 16:02 ~ 16:08 – back in the audience without her tag (eyes are fuchsia), 16:57 – watching Rarity spin, 17:24 – watching Rainbow Dash and Rarity fly up high, 17:53 – watching Rarity fall (with the same mane style as Sprinkle Medley and White Lightning), 18:08 – watching Rainbow Dash dive, 18:30 – staring in awe at the Sonic Rainboom, 18:54 – flies in to support Rarity, 18:58 ~ 19:17 – in the audience cheering for Rainbow Dash, 19:02 – still holding Rarity with Merry May, 19:07, 20:03 – sitting in the audience, 20:32 – watching Rainbow get carried off, 20:58, 21:21.
Duplicates: 13:08 – six duplicates in the audience, 13:24 – two duplicates, 13:30, 16:05 – six duplicates, 18:08 – one duplicate, 19:07, 19:15 – two duplicates, 20:04 – one duplicate, 20:35, 20:58 – two duplicates, 21:21.
|18||14:43 ~ 19:20 – standing in the crowd for the talent show, 19:18 – giving a round of applause.
Duplicates: 14:44 – two duplicates in the crowd, 19:18 – at least two duplicates.
|20||16:43 ~ 18:39 – in the audience for Fluttershy’s latest fashion show, 17:10 – watching Fluttershy up close, 17:53 – gasps at Fluttershy’s donkey noises, 18:23 – looking at Rarity.|
|23||11:18 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 12:07 – in the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony in Canterlot in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback, 12:19 – watching the sun rise.|
|24||2:22 – sitting and watching the night sky, 2:58, 3:48, 3:55, 4:16 – watching the meteor shower.
Duplicates: 2:22 – one duplicate, 3:57, 4:20 – two duplicates.
|26||4:43 – standing in line for Applejack’s stand in her fantasy, 7:15 – in the crowd in front of the drawbridge of Canterlot in reality.
Duplicates: 7:15 – four duplicates in the crowd.
|Flies past behind the Twinkling Balloon in the title theme.|
|2||11:44 - flying past upside-down Town Hall; 20:46 ~ 21:10 - in Canterlot Castle
Duplicates: 20:51 - three in the crowd
|3||16:34 - "They're fighting over that doll!"; 16:39 ~ 17:59 - fighting other ponies over Smarty Pants|
|4||2:29 - walking through Ponyville; 2:39 - dancing next to Sassaflash; 6:38 - watching scared foals run by; 6:57 ~ 8:19 - crouching in fear of Luna; 13:36 - trotting in the background; 14:39 ~ 14:48 - running away in panic; 14:52 - running from giant snack prop; 15:01 - scared of Luna; 16:01 - trotting through Ponyville (all appearances are in a lion costume)|
|5||17:15 - listening to Granny Smith; 17:22, 19:04 - in the stands; 19:21 - cheering for Berryshine and "Piña Colada"
Duplicates: 19:21 - two in the crowd
|8||3:13, 3:27, 3:33, 4:31, 4:52 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 17:56 - in the crowd at Mare Do Well's thank-you parade; 18:05 - gasps when Rainbow Dash confronts Mare Do Well|
|9||10:18 - watching an airship's maiden voyage during Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know)|
|11||0:44 - flying through Canterlot; 1:51, 3:32, 3:46, 14:33, 20:05, 20:39 - in the pageant audience; 1:55 - handling a cloud prop backstage; 5:07, 5:36 - acting in the pageant; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol
Duplicates: 3:32, 14:33, 20:05, 20:39 - multiple; 3:46 - one behind Orange Swirl
|14||2:43 - at Applejack's sendoff party|
|15||2:57 - drinking apple cider; 4:09 - in the crowd complaing; 5:24 ~ 8:40 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 8:50 ~ 12:53 - in the crowd; 10:36 - in line for apple cider; 13:10 - in the crowd at the cider-making competition; 19:49 - watching the Apples leave; 20:44 - watching Flim and Flam leave|
|17||3:30 - in Ponyville Town Square|
|18||5:35 ~ 6:14 - appears during Smile Song|
|19||7:25 ~ 9:20 - at Iron Will's seminar (with multiple duplicates)|
|20||4:55 ~ 5:04 - listening to Twilight and looking at Pinkie Pie|
|22||0:23 - next to White Lightning; 0:28 - outside Golden Oak Library; 2:22 ~ 3:34 - inside the library; 3:39 ~ 4:05, 7:10 ~ 10:02, 13:27 - on the training field; 14:39 ~ 20:18 - at the reservoir (with several duplicates)|
|26||6:58, 8:17, 8:58 - looking at Queen Chrysalis; 20:28 - at the wedding reception|
|1||20:51 - among the ponies at the Crystal Faire|
|2||11:43 - watching the jousting match (no wings or cutie mark)|
|3||13:23 ~ 14:42 - in the crowd complaining about Pinkie Pie
Duplicates: 13:27, 14:17, 14:42 - one in the crowd
|4||15:47 ~ 16:40 - at the Summer Harvest Parade|
|5||3:03 - near Town Hall when Trixie appears (no wings); 16:44 - watching Twilight and Trixie's second duel; 20:32 - watching Twilight perform for the Saddle Arabians
Duplicates: 20:32 - one in the stands
|7||2:28 - in the background when Rainbow Dash arrives at the academy; 2:32 - taking off from the track; 2:35 - flying through a cloud ring; 14:05 - pouring water into a cloud spout; 18:45 - glaring at Lightning Dust
Duplicates: 2:30 - one in the background
|8||18:09 - seen at the beginning of Raise This Barn (no wings or cutie mark)|
|12||1:09 - in Rainbow Dash's flashback|
|13||0:46 - trotting alongside Twilight during Morning in Ponyville; 13:06 ~ 13:26 - in the crowd during A True, True Friend; 19:35 - at Twilight's princess coronation; 20:53 ~ 21:17 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria
Duplicates: 0:51 - one flying through the air; 20:53 - one in the crowd
|1||7:57 ~ 8:12 - over the crowd of worried ponies|
|2||20:27 - in the crowd at the Summer Sun Celebration; 21:00 - appears twice in the crowd|
|5||20:27 - in the sweeping crowd shot
Duplicates: 20:30 - one in the crowd
|10||4:15-4:23, 5:47 and 10:45 — exercising, 4:26-4:34 — with Crescent Moon talking about Rainbow Dash, 4:44 - talking with Sprinkle Medley and Crescent Moon about the Wonderbolts, 5:25 — watching the cheerleader ponies, 5:43, 10:39, 10:43, 11:11, 12:17, 13:37 and 18:30 — flying with Prism Glider and Rainbow Swoop in the background, 7:47-7:54 — cheering with Sprinkle Medley, 8:11 — next to Sprinkle Medley, 14:17 — looking at Rainbow Dash, 19:42-21:02 — in the audience, 20:30 — with Rainbowshine and Rainbow Swoop on a podium,
Duplicates: 5:47 — one: in the background flying with Prism Glider and Rainbow Swoop, 13:37 — one: exercising with "Cloud Kicker" (seen between three poles in the left center), 19:52 and 21:02 — at least two: in the audience, 20:36 and 20:44 — three: in the audience, 20:48-20:50 — four: in the audience, 20:52 and 20:56 — one: in the audience
|12||3:03, 3:09 - with other ponies during Pinkie the Party Planner; 5:43 ~ 6:40 - seen during The Super Duper Party Pony; 7:11 - in the crowd admiring Cheese Sandwich; 13:10 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof off; 18:24 - in Cheese Sandwich's flashback during Cheese Confesses; 19:30 - assisting with the party efforts; 20:16 - seen during Make a Wish|
|13||0:08, 0:10 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement; 5:05 - at the train station; 21:20 - watching the Ponyville Days fashion show
Duplicates: several at 0:10
|14||10:05 - at the Ponyville Pet Center fundraiser; 10:19 - watching the Ponytones perform|
|16||2:14 ~ 3:13 - in a crowd of ponies; 3:16 - shielding her eyes; 3:42 - talking with Minuette; 4:11 - watching the Breezies fly through Ponyville
Duplicates: one at 2:15, three at 4:11
|19||3:42 - applauding the Cutie Mark Crusaders; 3:52 - watching the Crusaders' play; 5:07 - in the auditorium lobby|
|20||3:35, 9:41 - inside the tent; 4:42 ~ 6:57 - seen during Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic (different cutie mark); 14:32 - in line to buy tonic
Duplicates: one at 4:42, 6:30, and 6:42
|22||0:36 - welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders Exchange; 2:08, 3:55 - browsing at the Traders Exchange; 3:30, 9:32 - flying across the Exchange grounds; 14:26, 15:32 - in the background; 15:12 - in an ever-condensing crowd of ponies; 17:20 - talking with "Amber Waves"; 18:16, 18:21 - at Pinkie Pie's auction of Twilight's books; 19:17, 19:56 - at the Traders Exchange trial
Duplicates: one at 19:17 (different cutie mark)
|24||5:44, 7:20 - in the Equestria Games crowd; 8:20 - listening to Shining Armor; 11:36, 12:08, 12:13, 12:31 - participating in the aerial relay; 18:30 - watching the ice cloud fall; 20:46 - watching the closing ceremonies
Duplicates: one at 18:30
|25||19:53 - in an auditorium crowd|
|26||20:19 - walking up to Twilight's castle; 20:30, 20:38, 20:57 - seen during Let the Rainbow Remind You|
In the Enterplay collectible card game's expansion set Canterlot Nights, she is named "Orange Swirl" on her own card #15 C, which gives her the description "Orange Swirl once beat Sugar Twist's record for biggest tornado on Ponyville school grounds. Spending the following week clapping erasers after school was totally worth it."
- "They're fighting over that doll!"
- — Lesson Zero
- "I heard that she's flying the last third of the relay, which means everypony else is gonna have to be way ahead to beat her!"
- — Rainbow Falls
- "Then Cloudsdale will definitely qualify. They're the best flyers ever!"
- — Rainbow Falls