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Mage Meadowbrook
Mage Meadowbrook ID S7E20

Mage Meadowbrook in A Health of Information
Kind Earth
Sex Female
Residence Hayseed Swamp
Occupation Sorceress
Healer
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Eyes Brilliant turquoise
Mane ¤ Pink and moderate scarlet
Coat Light cerulean
Nicknames Mystical Mask
Relatives Unnamed mother
Unnamed sister
Cattail (descendant)
Voice Mariee Devereux (English)
Sabrina Bonfitto (Italian)
Lina Ivanova (Russian)

Mage Meadowbrook, or simply Meadowbrook, is a female Earth pony and figure of Equestrian legend first mentioned in season five's The Cutie Map - Part 1. She makes her first physical appearance in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #58, and she also appears in the season seven episodes A Health of Information, Shadow Play - Part 1, and Shadow Play - Part 2.

Design

Meadowbrook shares her name with a G3 Earth pony mare. According to the official My Little Pony art book The Art of Equestria, "Meadowbrook" was one of the other names Lauren Faust considered giving Fluttershy, who shares Meadowbrook's eye shape. M. A. Larson revealed that Meadowbrook's name was Jasmine Flower in the script for The Cutie Map - Part 1, which he thought "sounded a little more Eastern", and he guessed it was changed for "legal reasons".[1]

In most of her appearances, Meadowbrook is shown wearing a bird mask based on real-life plague doctor masks.

Depiction in the series

Mage Meadowbrook is first mentioned in the season five premiere The Cutie Map - Part 1 and Part 2, where she is described as a great Eastern unicorn sorceress. In Part 1, Starlight Glimmer claims her "Staff of Sameness" to be one of Meadowbrook's nine enchanted items. In Part 2, Twilight Sparkle states that Meadowbrook only had eight.

In A Health of Information, Meadowbrook is revealed to be a legendary healer known as the "Mystical Mask" and the subject of a folktale that Fluttershy's parents often told her when she was a filly. Long ago, she studied medicine under her mother and kept multiple journals. In one of her journal entries, Meadowbrook contends with a Swamp Fever epidemic that infects her mother and fellow villagers. While searching for a cure, she discovers that flash bees are immune to the disease-spreading flower's poison.

Using her healer's mask to shield herself from the bees, Meadowbrook collects some of their honey and uses it to develop a cure for the epidemic. Afterward, she dedicates her life to helping other sick ponies across Equestria. In the present, Meadowbrook is stated to have mysteriously vanished without a trace one day, and Cattail is her only known descendant. When Zecora comes down with Swamp Fever, Fluttershy cures her by using the notes and healer's mask that Meadowbrook left behind.

In the season seven finale Shadow Play, Meadowbrook is revealed to be one of the six "Pillars of Old Equestria" with Rockhoof, Mistmane, Flash Magnus, Somnambula, and Star Swirl the Bearded, representing the Element of Healing. Long ago, she and the other Pillars were brought together by the unicorn Stygian to battle a great evil. When Stygian later turned into the Pony of Shadows, Meadowbrook and the others sacrificed themselves to imprison him in limbo.

In present day, Fluttershy retrieves Meadowbrook's mask from Cattail for a ritual to free the Pillars from limbo. When the Pony of Shadows is freed along with them, Meadowbrook and the other Pillars team up with the Mane Six to separate Stygian from the darkness and banish it to limbo once again. She and the other Pillars later decide to travel Equestria to see what has become of their old homes and find their place in this new land.

Meadowbrook speaks with a Cajun Louisiana accent.

Depiction in comics

Legends of Magic issue 6 cover A
In the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #58, Mage Meadowbrook appears in a legend told by Cattail. In the story, Meadowbrook visits a town called Bridleberg that has been stricken by a seemingly incurable plague. Through her determination to heal the townsfolk, she manages to stop the disease by decontaminating the town well, which had been infested by a lichen. She is also mentioned to have spent the last years of her life obsessively searching for the Magenta Bloom, a rare flower rumored to cure any ailment—a search that hampered her long-distance relationship with Aqua Vine. Her dream is eventually fulfilled by Twilight Sparkle with assistance from Fluttershy, Zecora, Cattail, and Aqua Vine's descendant.

In My Little Pony: Legends of Magic, Mage Meadowbrook appears on cover A of Issue #1 and as the central character of Issue #6. In the latter issue, Sunburst reads about Meadowbrook's exploits after eradicating Swamp Fever, written by Star Swirl the Bearded. During her travels of healing ponies across Equestria, Meadowbrook discovers the town of Mareidian plagued by a disease that causes the population to behave like zombies. She eventually traces the source of the disease to the town's tainted food supply, and she administers a cure.

Meadowbrook also appears on My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #7's cover RI and in Issue #8, in which she tries to cure herbivorous swamp animals from an aggression-inducing fungus.

Merchandise

Enterplay trading card series 4 #E93 mentions Meadowbrook.

Quotes

"My very own healer's mask! You think I'm ready, mother?"
A Health of Information
"Flash bees!"
— A Health of Information
"Here goes nothin'!"
— A Health of Information and My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #6
"How long have we been gone?"
Shadow Play - Part 2
"We had no idea our small seed would bloom into the living spirit of the land. I am glad our mantles have passed to such capable ponies."
— Shadow Play - Part 2
"I wish there were. But to save our home, we are willing to leave it."
— Shadow Play - Part 2
"I long to see what has become of my home."
— Shadow Play - Part 2
"What a beautiful day to be on the road."
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #6
"Okay, ponies, I know you can't hear me... but it would be really nice if you didn't infect me while I'm trying to cure you!"
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #6
"I'm the cure for what ails you! Did that sound cool? I was hoping it would sound cool."
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #6

Gallery

Meadowbrook holding her own healer's mask S7E20

Mage Meadowbrook image gallery

See also

References

  1. Bronies React: Season 5 Premiere. YouTube (2015-05-12). Retrieved on 2017 September 13.