| Flurry Heart|
(Baby Flurry Heart)
|Mane||Gradient of light cerise to grayish violet with light arctic blue highlights|
|Coat||¤ Light magentaish gray with tinges of pale, light grayish fuchsia|
|Magic aura||Very light yellow|
|Relatives||Shining Armor (father)|
Princess Cadance (mother)
Twilight Sparkle (paternal aunt)
Night Light (paternal grandfather)
Twilight Velvet (paternal grandmother)
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Tabitha St. Germain (English)|
Serena Clerici (Italian)
Flurry Heart, also called Baby Flurry Heart or Princess Flurry Heart, is an Alicorn foal and the newborn daughter of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor. She appears in the two-part season six premiere, The Times They Are A Changeling, and the storybooks Good Night, Baby Flurry Heart and Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden.
Development and design
Flurry Heart's name was first revealed on a German Hasbro Newsroom website on January 21, 2016.
She is one of few Alicorns depicted as babies, another example being Princess Skyla. Flurry Heart resembles Evening starlite in pony type and coat and mane colors and shares her wing design with Twilight Sparkle and alternate-timeline Pegasus Pinkie Pie. Unlike the body design used for most infant ponies in the series, such as Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake, Baby Flurry Heart uses the body design previously used for Applejack's birth certificate in The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows.
On January 28, 2016, in response to a Twitter questioning of "the logic of cluttering things up with yet ANOTHER alicorn princess", Jim Miller said to "understand that I'm not the ONLY person making decisions. I have input but I win some and lose some." In an Equestria Daily interview, "Big Jim" stated, "I seem to recall that this actually came more from a storytelling opportunity rather than exclusively from Hasbro Brand, but they were excited about the possibility of a new alicorn." Later during March 2016, in a Twitter conversation regarding The Crystalling's villain or lack thereof, Josh Haber stated that "the baby was the villain. Just like IRL!"
Depiction in the series
Flurry Heart is first indirectly mentioned in the season five episode The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows, in which Princess Cadance and Shining Armor announce to Twilight Sparkle and her friends that they're having a baby.
Flurry Heart makes her on-screen debut in the season six premiere, her reveal being witnessed by the Mane Six, Princess Celestia, and Princess Luna. Unlike Twilight and Cadance, Flurry Heart is a natural-born Alicorn; Celestia remarks that "the birth of an Alicorn is something Equestria has never seen".
To commemorate Flurry Heart's birth, the Crystal Empire holds a ceremony called a "Crystalling", in which she is presented to the public, and the light and love within the Crystal Ponies makes the Crystal Heart stronger. However, her crying causes the Crystal Heart to shatter, potentially ushering in an eternal winter. During Twilight and her friends' efforts to restore the Heart, Flurry Heart makes things difficult for them by flying all over, teleporting all over the place, and zapping things with her magic.
With the help of Sunburst, the ponies carry out Flurry Heart's Crystalling and restore the Crystal Heart. It is only after the incident is over that Flurry Heart is given her name.
Flurry Heart appears in The Times They Are A Changeling, having grown a little since Twilight's last visit to the Empire. While meeting the changeling Thorax, the love around Flurry Heart causes him to give in to his instincts and expose his true form. After Thorax is accepted as the ponies' friend, Cadance allows him to get officially acquainted with the Alicorn infant.
As a natural-born Alicorn, Flurry Heart possesses more powerful magic than newborn unicorns. A blast of magic created by her sneeze alone can blast through several ceilings, and her crying shatters the Crystal Heart into pieces. In addition, she can perform multiple consecutive teleportation spells. After the Crystalling ceremony, her magic is more stable and controlled.
Flurry Heart is featured in the storybook My Little Pony: Good Night, Baby Flurry Heart, in which Shining Armor and Princess Cadance tell her bedtime stories.
In the chapter book Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden, Flurry Heart takes part in the Hearts and Hooves Day Heartsong ceremony with her parents and the Crystal Ponies. Shining Armor mentions in chapter 1 that the song Cold Hooves, Warm Hearts is her favorite, and narration in chapter 7 states "Flurry Heart was old enough to stay with the castle foal-sitter". Flurry Heart is also mentioned in chapter 8 of Starlight Glimmer and the Secret Suite, "Comet Tail's Curse".
MerchandiseTwo toys of Baby Flurry Heart are to be released in the Explore Equestria line. One is a translucent mini-figure included in the Crystal Empire playset. "The two-story castle set will retail for $39.99 and comes with Princess Cadance and Baby Flurry Heart figures, dress, tiara, earrings, comb, and other themed accessories. It features a rotating throne — a necessity for any true princess, obviously — and spinning crystal closets. Plus, a little press on the heart and the floor lights up with cutie marks!"
The other toy is a large doll with interactive sounds and actions, with a rattle and baby bottle included. "PRINCESS CADANCE & SHINING ARMOR have welcomed a new addition to their royal family: their adorable foal BABY FLURRY HEART! Little ones can nurture and care for the sweet MY LITTLE PONY EXPLORE EQUESTRIA BABY FLURRY HEART pony, a soft and snuggly baby pony of their own. She responds to sound and touch – her unicorn horn lights up in different colors, and she talks and makes cute sounds!"
- — The Crystalling - Part 1
- "Hi, I'm Baby Flurry Heart!"
- — Talking Baby Flurry Heart toy
- "Hi, mommy! [giggles]"
- — Talking Baby Flurry Heart toy
- "[giggles] Let's play!"
- — Talking Baby Flurry Heart toy
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Christie Damato (2016-02-08). My_Little_Pony_2016_Product_Descriptions.pdf. Retrieved on 2016 February 15.
- ↑ My Little Pony Baby Flurry Heart. Hasbro Newsroom. Retrieved on 2016 January 28.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2016-01-28). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Murrisson Also understand that I'm not the ONLY person making decisions. I have input but I win some and lose some.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 January 29.
- ↑ EQD Interviews - MLP Season 6 Supervising Director Big Jim Miller!. Equestria Daily. Blogger (2016-03-17). Retrieved on 2016 March 17.
- ↑ Josh Haber (2016-03-29). Josh Haber on Twitter: "@MLP_MarioBrony the baby was the villain. Just like IRL!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 March 29.
- ↑ Breanne L. Heldman (2016-01-28). 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic': First Look at Baby Flurry Heart Will Warm Your Soul. Yahoo! TV. Retrieved on 2016 January 28.