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Presumed Apple family members

These ponies were either shown with no name, randomly shown with an apple related cutie mark or is a recolor of one of the apple family members.


Are Applejack's, Apple Bloom's and Big Macintosh's parents dead? Is there some reason they've never been seen? Have they ever been mentioned? Wratched 15:31, May 19, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know why. Hopefully Season 3 can answer that. 16:43, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I think Granny Smith mentioned one of them and Big Macintosh cried in episode 14 of season 2, I think, I'm not sure special contributions

An item of interest is a portrait of a male and female pony together inside the main entry to the Apple family home. The picture is obviously a mockup of the famous American Gothic, but this belies the other possibility: parents. Season 2, Episode 6: The Cutie Pox. Around 12-13 minutes in.

I think I remember hearing one of the show writers (possibly Lauren Faust) state they're alive but they travel a lot since the original plan for the show was to have them dead until they got to a certain point and dropped it because its a kid's show despite the fanbase, I can't remember where I heard that but I know I did hear it. Mariya Ranevskaya (talk) 20:47, November 22, 2012 (UTC)

Faust's FAQ on her Deviant Art account stated that her idea was that they'd have passed away. She is no longer the show's lead, so her ideas are as legit as any fan fic writer for canon. She suggested that they might be traveling salesmen. Fact is, it won't be revealed till it is needed. 02:58, November 26, 2012 (UTC)

We might be somewhat closer to the answer, since apparently "everybody" in the Apple family responded to the invitation to the reunion, and Applejack's parents are never mentioned and supposedly never appear. It's probably the case that they're dead, but it will never be brought up.

In the followup for "Apple Family Reunion" Equestria Daily posted, that it had been confirmed that the two comets soaring over Sweet Apple Acres in the closing shot are supposed to symbolize AJ's parents. Article on EQD:

I think Lauren Faust intended them to be dead but Hasbro didn't want it atfirst because they didn't know what the fanbase would be, they thought it'd be the same as G3, but now that they know they basically made that canon in Season 3. Ghostkaiba297 (talk) 02:31, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

Carrot family

Some images of Sweet Apple Acres have a house with a carrot ((cutie mark)) on it, so it could mean that ((Golden Harvest)) and ((Noi)) could own the house and live together as they harvest carrots.

((Caramel Apple)) or ((Golden Harvest))

Caramel Apple and Golden Harvest look the same but who is who, they have different cutie marks and they look the same, they should combine, I think they are.

Could be twins | Land of Confusion Disturbed_Guy_by_Djman5000.pngDiscord Prevails "We're nice grandmas" - grandma 17:07, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

Big family, but will there be more?

So far we got:

  • -The Oranges (a city family)
  • -The Apples (desert family from Appleloosa)
  • -The Pies (a Rock family)
  • -The Pears (an original Ponyville family)

What will come next? My predictions:

  • -The Grapes (an overseas family)
  • -The Lemons (another overseas family)

-- Bunai82 (talk) 17:38, June 24, 2017 (UTC)