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This article details the family and relatives of characters in the show. For other relationships explored in the series, see relationships.

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Applejack

Main article: Apple family
See also: Apple Bloom, Big McIntosh, and Granny Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Cake

Carrot Cake and Cup Cake are husband and wife, respectively.

Children

Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake

Baby Cakes wondering what Pinkie is doing S2E13

Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake.

Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake are introduced in the episode Baby Cakes. The main six are shocked to learn that Pound Cake is a Pegasus while Pumpkin Cake is a unicorn, though Mr. Cake explains it away as due to distant familial relations in both his and Mrs. Cake's lineages. They appear again in A Friend in Deed, where Pinkie fails to make them laugh with her routine, until the very end, when she sits on some jacks. Their third appearance comes in Ponyville Confidential, where they throw a tantrum, and are featured for it in one of Gabby Gums' articles. Pumpkin Cake appears briefly without her brother in Magic Duel, and in Magical Mystery Cure, Pound Cake can be seen in Pinkie's flashback. Both twins appear in Pinkie Pride as their names were mentioned during a musical number.

Relatives

In Baby Cakes, Mr. Cake mentions his great-great-great-great grandfather, a unicorn, and Mrs. Cake's great aunt's second cousin twice removed, a Pegasus.

Princess Celestia and Princess Luna

Leon is introduced in the French My Little Pony magazine

Léon and Vladímir.

Sparkling Sea King Leo on throne

King Leo on his throne.

Four of the mentioned members of the royal family are Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, Prince Blueblood and Princess Cadance. Multiple episodes state that Luna is Celestia's younger sister; The Ticket Master states that Blueblood is Celestia's nephew, though his trading card lists his family link to Luna and Celestia as being "far removed"; various promotional materials state that Cadance is Celestia's niece, and the chapter book My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell specifies that Celestia adopted her as a niece.

On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book issue #5 page 16, after Luna says that something she had hoped would never come to pass is happening, Pinkie Pie attempts to guess what it is, with one guess being "Realize your mom was right about everything?!"; Luna responds to each guess with "No." The picture book My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea shows a sea lion called King Leo, who rules the underwater city of Aquastria and its seaponies and mermares; the book's dust jacket states that King Leo "sits on the Cosmic Council alongside his cousin, Princess Celestia."[1] One of the illustrated stories in the official My Little Pony magazine in France shows Celestia having a four-year-old cousin called Léon, an Alicorn who shares Blueblood's color scheme and cutie mark and Rainbow Dash's base character model. The magazine story's narrative does not fit into the animated series.​[​citation needed​]​

Lauren Faust, the show's creator, stated that Celestia does not have parents that outrank her,[2] that Luna and Celestia have no siblings and no children, and that Blueblood is "the great great great great great great great great great great great (and probably even more greats) nephew on Celestia's and Luna's mother's side, about 52 times removed, roughly speaking."[3]

Cloud Chaser

In Enterplay's collectible card game, Cloud Chaser mentions her parents in her quote on her Enterplay collectible card game card's Gen Con Indy 2013 demo version[4] and α #11 R version.

Cockatrice

Fluttershy refers to the cockatrice's mother in Stare Master.

Coriander Cumin and Saffron Masala

Coriander "you used to hide the ingredients" S6E12
Coriander Cumin and Saffron Masala are a father and daughter who appear in Spice Up Your Life as owners of a Canterlot restaurant called The Tasty Treat.

Crackle

In Dragon Quest, one of the teenage dragons says that he thinks the dragon-costumed pony trio is Crackle's cousin.

Diamond Tiara

Main article: Rich family
See also: Filthy Rich and Spoiled Rich

Discord

In April 2013, The Hub jokingly referred to Discord and the Predaking from Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters as "long-lost twins?" on Twitter[5] and Facebook.[6]

DJ Pon-3

Comic issue 11 33⅓-LP
In Shining Armor's flashback in the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #11 story neigh anything..., DJ Pon-3 appears as a filly atop the unicorn stallion 33⅓-LP, who is modeled after her. In response to speculation of 33⅓-LP being a parent of DJ Pon-3's, artist Andy Price has stated "I think more big brother, considering the high school setting"[7] and "considering the high school setting, more of a big brother, I would think,"[8] and colorist Heather Breckel has referred to 33⅓-LP as not being DJ Pon-3's father.[9]

Emerald Green

In Enterplay's collectible card game, α #12 C, a card of Emerald Green, gives him the description "Emerald is sometimes confused for his winged cousin in Cloudsdale. He doesn't really seem to mind."[10]

Flim and Flam

The Flim Flam brothers S2E15

Flim and Flam

Flim and Flam are twins, with the only differences between them being their voices, their cutie marks, their hairstyles, and Flam having a mustache. They make their first appearance in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, with the intention of driving the Apple Family out of business. They appear again in Leap of Faith and Viva Las Pegasus.

Fluttershy

Zephyr puts his hooves around his parents S6E11

Fluttershy's brother and parents.

Fluttershy's parents Mr. and Mrs. Shy and brother Zephyr Breeze appear in the season six episode Flutter Brutter. Mr. and Mrs. Shy are shown to be as soft-spoken and timid as their daughter, but Zephyr Breeze is loud, narcissistic, and lazy. He often freeloads off of his parents, who reluctantly allow this behavior, but this is revealed to be out of a crippling fear of failure.

On page 7 of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic, Rainbow Dash says to Fluttershy, "You know, I don't think I've ever met your family."

Gilda

Gilda's grandfather Grampa Gruff appears in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone.

Gizmo

In Shining Armor's flashback in the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #11 story neigh anything..., Poindexter says "My mom is going to get really mad if I get grass stains on her new turtleneck..."

Hoops

In Fluttershy's flashback in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, colt Hoops taunts filly Fluttershy by saying that his baby brother can fly better than her.

Moon Dancer

Moon Dancer has a sister in Amending Fences and also mentions an unnamed father who worked for the Canterlot Historical Society in Princess Twilight Sparkle and the Forgotten Books of Autumn.

Pinkie Pie

Main article: Pie family
See also: Igneous Rock Pie and Cloudy Quartz, Limestone Pie and Marble Pie, and Maud Pie

Princess Platinum

King Bullion

In the episode Hearth's Warming Eve, Spike states that Princess Platinum is the unicorn king's daughter.

Rainbow Dash

Rainbow Dash with her father S03E12
In Games Ponies Play, during her flashback as a filly, Rainbow Dash is shown standing on the back of Rainbow Blaze, an adult Pegasus stallion with a similarly rainbow-colored mane and tail. Her relationship to Rainbow Blaze is not explicitly referred to. Next to Rainbow Blaze is Rainbowshine, an adult Pegasus mare with exactly the same eye color as Rainbow Dash but no similar coat or mane colors. In the Enterplay collectible card game's expansion set Canterlot Nights, #17 C, a card of Rainbow Blaze, lists the quote "Of course Rainbow Dash is a good flier. I taught her everything she knows!"

When asked of the possibility of exploring Rainbow's family, Jim Miller replied "as long as the show stays on the air, anything is possible!"[11]

Parents

To promote The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Hub's website gave users three potential stories for how Rainbow Dash got her cutie mark. Rainbow Dash's parents are mentioned in one of the alternate stories as "loving, supportive parents" who tried to help Rainbow Dash find her mark.[12][13]

Rainbow Dash's father Bow Hothoof and mother Windy Whistles are formally introduced in the season seven episode Parental Glideance. They are portrayed as overenthusiastic and very supportive of their daughter, constantly celebrating her accomplishments no matter how minor. Because of their fanatical and embarrassing way of showing support, Rainbow initially doesn't tell them she's a member of the Wonderbolts.

Siblings

When asked about whether or not Rainbow Dash has any siblings, Miller responded that "maybe you'll find out someday!"[14]

Rarity

Sweetie Belle

Sweetie Belle sitting ID S1E18

Rarity's little sister, Sweetie Belle.

Sweetie Belle is introduced as Rarity's little sister in Stare Master. In both Stare Master and in Sisterhooves Social, Rarity gets frustrated with Sweetie Belle's attempts to help her.

Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles

Rarity and Sweetie Belle's parents S2E5

Rarity's mom and dad.

Rarity and Sweetie Belle's mother and father are introduced in Sisterhooves Social, but their names are not mentioned in the show. Rarity's mother is visibly a unicorn, while Rarity's father often wears a hat that obscures his horn. They sport Upper Midwest American/Canadian accents and a questionable fashion sense. The mother has the same body design as Mrs. Cake. Rarity's mother strongly resembles the G3 unicorn Garden Wishes. Her looks are also similar to a G1 unicorn named Buttons and a toy named Ribbon Wishes, but has a different eye color than the latter. Rarity's father is enthusiastic enough about Sweetie Belle's burnt cooking that he asks for Rarity's untouched plate. He later makes a background appearance in One Bad Apple, sitting on a jetty and fishing, with burnt food and a glass of burnt drink next to him. Both parents appear in Inspiration Manifestation with the father's horn and the mother's cutie mark both shown for the first time in the series. Rarity's father's cutie mark is a set of three American footballs and he is voiced by Peter New; their mother is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain who also voices Rarity.[15] Lauren Faust, the show's creator, was interviewed by M. A. Larson in a panel in Equestria LA 2015, where she said Rarity's parents were made "on the fly" without prior planning. Rarity's mother's cutie mark is obscured by her pants in Sisterhooves Social, but is shown to be three cookies, two of them whole and one with a bite taken out of it, in Inspiration Manifestation and on page 145 of Little Brown's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic official guidebook My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony.[16] On the same guidebook page, Rarity's father is shown wearing different clothing, revealing his horn.[17] In the Enterplay collectible card game's expansion set Canterlot Nights, #45 C and #68 C, cards respectively of the father and of the mother, give them the respective names Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles, each with a trademark symbol. Both parents also appear on page 16 of the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #9. Rarity's parents are available as playable characters in Gameloft's mobile game. The game gives her father the name Magnum[18] and her mother the name Betty Bouffant.

Silver Spoon

Babs Seed refers to Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara's mothers in One Bad Apple.

Snips and Snails

After the Foal Free Press prints a Gabby Gums column about Snips and Snails in Ponyville Confidential, Snips mentions that his and Snails' mothers always told them they'd end up in the papers someday.

Spitfire

Spitfire's mother Stormy Flare appears in Rarity Investigates! to watch her daughter perform.

Sunburst

Sunburst's mother and father appear in flashback in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 and The Crystalling - Part 1.

Chief Thunderhooves

In Over a Barrel, Chief Thunderhooves mentions his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and great-great-great-grandfather.

Thunderlane

Rumble

Happy Thunderlane S02E22

The dark gray Pegasus, Thunderlane, and his brother Rumble, the little light gray Pegasus

Both Thunderlane and his brother Rumble are introduced in Hurricane Fluttershy, when both are seen standing together during tornado duty training. During the final event, Thunderlane doesn't show up and Rainbow Dash asks Rumble, "Where's your lazy brother?" Rumble tells Twilight and Rainbow Dash that Thunderlane has fallen sick with the Feather Flu.

Rumble appears next to Thunderlane at the beginning of Inspiration Manifestation.

Lord Tirek

Scorpan

Tirek and his brother Scorpan once planned to steal the magic from Equestria. Scorpan betrayed Tirek after learning of friendship and befriending Star Swirl the Bearded, and Tirek was imprisoned in Tartarus for his crimes. Tirek later refers to his brother as "weak minded" and "worthless."

King Vorak

Tirek's father is the king of an unnamed land in My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2. He is suspicious of his son's lust for power, so he restricts the time he spends outside the castle.

Queen Haydon

Queen Haydon is Tirek's and Scorpan's mother. She is the wife of King Vorak.

Twilight Sparkle

Main article: Sparkle family
See also: Twilight Velvet and Night Light, Shining Armor, Princess Cadance, and Flurry Heart

Twist

The Smile Song in A Friend in Deed was to have introduced Twist's mother, who would have been named Shimmy Shake. Writer Amy Keating Rogers "thought that since The Twist is a dance, it would be cute if Twist's mom had a dance name too!"[19] The scene was ultimately cut from the final version.

References

  1. My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2012 November 30.
  2. Lauren Faust discussing Princess Celestia's title (2010-12-21). Retrieved on 2012 October 28.
  3. Lauren Faust discussing Prince Bluebood's genealogy (2011-03-30). Retrieved on 2012 October 28.
  4. fbbr.jpg. Retrieved on 2013 August 20.
  5. HubTVNetwork: Discord and the Predaking: .... Twitter (2013-04-11). Retrieved on 2013 April 11.
  6. Timeline Photos. Facebook (2013-04-11). Retrieved on 2013 April 11.
  7. Andy Price (2013-09-25). AndyPriceArt: @kefkafloyd I think more big .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2013 September 26.
  8. Andy Price (2013-09-26). AndyPriceArt: @Xintetsu2012 @katiecandraw .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2013 September 26.
  9. Heather Breckel (2013-09-25). angienessyo: @kefkafloyd @andypriceart haha .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2013 September 26.
  10. My Little Pony Prerelease Part 2 and Rainbow Dash Theme Deck (2013-12-09). Retrieved on 2013 December 11.
  11. Jim Miller (2015-04-27). @MLPRainbow20 As long as.... Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 April 27.
  12. "The Cutie Cliffhanger... the Quest for the Cutie Mark" (2011-04-06).
  13. Video of the Promotion, hosted on Facebook (2011-04-12).
  14. Jim Miller (2015-03-30). @PinkoMarxPie Maybe you'll find out someday!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 March 30.
  15. Email mentioning Rarity's parents' voice actors. Retrieved on 2012 March 29.
  16. "The Elements of Harmony" book (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013 May 28.
  17. 137038944607.jpg. Retrieved on 2012 June 5.
  18. My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - Universal - HD Gameplay Trailer (2012-11-07). Retrieved on 2012 November 8.
  19. Smile Song Lyrics by Amy Keating Rogers (2012-07-05). Retrieved on 2012 July 6.