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Firelight
Firelight ID S8E8

Firelight in The Parent Map
Kind Unicorn
Sex Male
Residence Sire's Hollow
Occupation Head of the Sire's Hollow Preservation Society
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Eyes Brown
Mane ¤ Moderate and pale, light grayish aquamarine
Coat Grayish purple
Magic aura Brilliant gamboge
Relatives Starlight Glimmer (daughter)
Cutie mark
Firelight cutie mark crop S8E8
Voice Adam Greydon Reid (English)

Firelight is a male unicorn pony and Starlight Glimmer's father who appears in the season eight episode The Parent Map.

Development

According to Jim Miller in May 2016, Starlight Glimmer "had parents in the scripted flashbacks in" The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 and The Crystalling - Part 1.[1] He later stated in August 2017 that they did not have character designs at the time of the season five finale/season six premiere's production[2] and may or may not have been in the scripts to begin with.[3][4][5]

According to Josh Haber in October 2017, Starlight was a latchkey kid in her youth[6] but not an orphan.[7]

As Sire's Hollow is named similarly to Gilmore Girls'[8] Stars Hollow, Firelight's name is reminiscent of Stars Hollow's Firelight Festival.

Depiction in the series

Stellar Flare vs. Firelight S8E8
Firelight appears in the season eight episode The Parent Map as a resident of Starlight Glimmer's old hometown Sire's Hollow when Starlight and Sunburst are called there by the Cutie Map. According to Starlight, he treats her like a little filly whenever she visits. As the head of the Sire's Hollow Preservation Society, Firelight is devoted to preserving and honoring the town's history, which puts him at constant odds with Sunburst's mother Stellar Flare and her opposing views.

When Firelight learns that he is at the center of his daughter's map-given friendship mission, he eagerly takes the opportunity to spend time with her and help her solve her quest. With Starlight and Sunburst's guidance, he realizes that the efforts he made to preserve Sire's Hollow's history are actually an inconvenience to its citizens, and he teams up with Stellar Flare to decide on a more beneficial direction for the town.

Firelight gushing over his dear daughter S8E8
When this does not complete Starlight and Sunburst's mission, Firelight doubles his efforts to help his daughter, explaining the town's history in great detail and smothering Starlight with affection all the while. Both his and Stellar Flare's smothering push Starlight and Sunburst over the edge, and they snap at their parents in anger, prompting them to back off.

Realizing their strained relationship with their parents is the very friendship mission they were summoned to solve, Starlight and Sunburst make amends with them. Firelight reveals that he only treats Starlight like a filly because things were hard for her when she was little and he wants to make her feel safe. He agrees to treat Starlight less like a filly and more like a friend from now on, and Starlight agrees to visit home more often.

Personality

Starlight already annoyed with her father's doting S8E8
As Starlight Glimmer's father, Firelight acts overly affectionate toward her, often calling her embarrassing pet names such as "Chipmunk Cheeks" and "Pumpky-Wumpkin", even in public. He is also somewhat of an ancient history enthusiast, holding the history of Sire's Hollow in such high regard that he wishes to preserve it.

Quotes

"You are just as cutesy-wutesy as ever!"
— To Starlight Glimmer, The Parent Map
"Listen here, Stellar Flare! I'm not gonna let you turn our historical heritage into Las Pegasus!"
— The Parent Map
"Good luck convincing me my preservation efforts don't make sense."
— The Parent Map
"I know how hard it is for you to sit still and focus, soooo... would it help you pay attention to hold on to your bwankie?"
— To Starlight Glimmer, The Parent Map
"I found a really old town bylaw that nopony agrees on. Apparently, we're not supposed to prance or canter after dinnertime."
— The Parent Map
"I just know how hard things were for you when you left home. I guess I wanted you to feel safe, like... when you were young."
— To Starlight Glimmer, The Parent Map

Gallery

Firelight presents more chalkboard writings S8E8

Firelight image gallery

See also

References

  1. Jim Miller (2016-05-22). Big Jim on Twitter: "She had parents in the scripted flashbacks in 526 and 601. No idea if they're still alive, though...… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  2. Jim Miller (2017-08-07). Big Jim on Twitter: "Nope.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  3. Jim Miller (2017-08-07). Big Jim on Twitter: "They weren't in the script at all, from what I remember.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  4. Jim Miller (2017-08-07). Big Jim on Twitter: "Maybe they were. You're asking about scripts from 2.5 - 3 years ago for me. I might have made a mistake. And I don't have the script...… https://t.co/wIyHSIGfjV". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  5. Jim Miller (2017-08-07). Big Jim on Twitter: "...handy to double check. Sorry.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  6. Josh Haber (2017-10-23). Josh Haber on Twitter: "Never. Starlight was a latch-key-kid!… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  7. Josh Haber (2017-10-23). Josh Haber on Twitter: "Never said orphan.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
  8. Nicole Dubuc (2018-05-05). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "Sire's Hollow - any Gilmore Girls fans out there?". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 May 6.