Minuette in Lesson Zero
|Eyes||Moderate sapphire blue|
|Mane||Light persian bluish gray|
|Coat||Light cornflower blue|
| Cutie mark|
Depiction in the seriesMinuette is a recurring background character in the series. She first appears in Friendship is Magic, part 1 as one of the trio of ponies heading to Moondancer's get-together, appearing in front of Twilight Sparkle near the beginning of the episode. Despite the scene being situated in Canterlot, Minuette also appears all over Ponyville.
In the episode Winter Wrap Up, she is first seen as a member of the plant team, hornless. She later appears as part of the animal team with her horn included, and during the ice-carving scene she participates as a member of the weather team. In the moment that she is part of the plant team, she is touching heads with Berry Punch while singing. In Secret of my Excess, she accidentally collides with Cherry Berry while running away from Spike.
In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 and A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, she is one of Queen Chrysalis's first bridesmaids, along with Lyra Heartstrings and Twinkleshine. She has a speaking role in Part 1 and speaks in unison with the other two bridesmaids in Part 2.
Mobile game description
Minuette has an hourglass for a cutie mark. She has a lot of hobbies and likes to sing.
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Times stated below are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|Crouching in between Daisy and Sweetie Drops during the title theme.|
|1||2:20 – appears in front of Twilight ~ 2:38; 16:34 – blowing a noisemaker at the party; 16:41 ~ 17:33 – mingling at the party; 18:48 – in the town hall next to Golden Harvest; 19:14; 19:25; 19:36 – crouching and smiling in anticipation of Princess Celestia's appearance; 19:46 – staring at Celestia's empty spot; 19:52; 20:01; 20:07; 20:14; 20:53 – lower body only, 20:58 – gasps at the mention of Nightmare Moon's name; 21:05 – looking at Twilight; 21:22 – staring in horror at Nightmare Moon.
Duplicates: 16:34 – duplicate on the opposite side of the room at the party and one behind Cloud Kicker, 18:46 – earth pony duplicate on the right balcony in the town hall, 19:11, 19:20, 19:59, 20:16 – multiple earth pony duplicates throughout the crowd.
|2||20:50 – standing in the crowd behind Twilight Sparkle.|
|3||3:35 – in the audience for the Wonderbolts in Rainbow Dash's fantasy; 7:38 – in the audience chamber in Canterlot Castle in Rarity's fantasy; 8:01 – on the dance floor; 8:09 ~ 8:20 – standing at the wedding; 17:11 – hears "Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala"; 17:16 ~ 17:32 – part of the crowd asking favors of Twilight.
Duplicates: 3:35 – one duplicate in the audience, 8:09 – on the opposite side of the carpet, 8:13 – seven duplicates at the wedding.
|4||4:19 – dragging a banner for the party; 5:55 ~ 7:34 – in the audience for the party for Applejack, 14:49 ~ 14:54 – at the "free muffin sample spectacular"; 14:51 – mouths the word "Muffins!" at the same time as Sea Swirl and Derpy.
Duplicates: 6:37 – one duplicate in the audience, 6:43.
|5||12:18 – standing near Sugarcube Corner with Lightning Bolt; 13:41 – watching Fluttershy run away; 14:27 – arriving at Gilda's party with Golden Harvest; 15:34; 16:26 – laughing at the spitting snakes prank; 16:39 – watching Fluttershy conduct the bird chorus; 16:45 – gathers around the cake; 17:03 – laughing at the relighting birthday candles prank; 17:14; 17:41; 19:43; 20:10.|
|6||2:21 ~ 9:59 – in the crowd for Trixie's show; 15:41 – gasps at the Ursa; 17:42 – watching the Ursa from inside a house with Sweetie Drops; 18:04 ~ 20:17 – in the crowd congratulating Twilight.
Duplicates: 6:13 – one earth pony duplicate in the crowd, 6:38, 7:19, 9:00, 9:12, 9:26, 9:35, 18:04 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|7||1:40 – walking with Twinkleshine in the park; 2:35 – walking from the fountain; 2:42 – looks at the smoke in the sky with surprise; 2:46 – listening to Twilight.|
|10||2:38 – pulling a ribbon in the park.|
|11||1:46 ~ 2:33 – in the crowd to hear the mayor's speech (with an animal team vest); 4:11 – singing with her head touching Berry Punch's head (with a plant team vest and without a horn); 4:19 – waking up a squirrel (with an animal team vest and her horn); 4:26 – dusting the mouse hole; 4:35 – singing with a hedgehog on her back; 6:01 – holding the last note with Twilight; 16:31 – scoring the ice too widely; 17:29 – looking at the mayor; 18:19 – in the ice-carving team (without a vest); 18:24 ~ 18:27 – with a weather team vest; 20:25 ~ 20:54 – in the crowd looking at the mayor and Twilight.
Duplicates: 2:31 – one duplicate in the crowd.
|12||15:32 ~ 21:19 – at Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera.|
|13||6:40 ~ 7:25 – in the audience of the Iron Pony competition (hornless); 7:17 – looking up at Applejack; 9:09 – at the Running of the Leaves; 9:11 ~ 11:19 – watching; 8:17 – without her horn; 9:18 – backing away from Rainbow Dash (horn included); 18:51 – crouching near the finish line; 19:30 – in the foreground watching Rainbow Dash and Applejack fight; 20:35 – bowing before Princess Celestia.
Duplicates: 6:59 – one earth pony duplicate in the background, 7:11, 7:24, 8:11 – one unicorn duplicate in the background.
|14||13:03 – standing at Rarity's fashion show; 13:12 ~ 13:19 – in the crowd as Hoity Toity walks up; 13:51 – in the crowd as the show starts; 14:07 ~ 14:38 – viewing the stage; 14:49 – listening to Hoity Toity; 14:59 – (without a horn).
Duplicates: 13:14 – one duplicate in the crowd; 13:16 – two duplicates; 13:51 – one unicorn duplicate and four earth pony duplicates; 14:07 – one duplicate; 14:15 – three duplicates visible.
|18||2:06 – in the street talking to Lightning Bolt; 2:07-2:11 – staring at Scootaloo's trick; 16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders during the talent show (hornless); 18:40 – starts laughing; 18:46, 19:14, 20:02 – applauding.
Duplicates: 20:02 – at least four duplicates in the audience.
|20||9:48 ~ 10:12 – in the background at Fluttershy's first fashion show; 10:10 – smiling; 10:25 ~ 10:35 – at the sidelines of Fluttershy's red carpet; 10:59 – in the crowd behind the paparazzi; 16:43 ~ 18:39 – in the audience of Fluttershy's last fashion show; 17:19 – sees Fluttershy trip (without a horn), 17:22 – watching Fluttershy act weird; 17:30 – watching Fluttershy skid across the stage; 17:33 – and float upside down, 17:40 – looking displeased; 17:41 – watching Fluttershy act like a dog; 17:47 – looking very displeased (with her horn back); 18:07 – turns her head to the sound of "Bravo!"; 18:23 – looking at Rarity.
Duplicates: 10:01 – at least five duplicates in the crowd, 16:43 – one duplicate at the other side of the audience; 17:22, 17:30, 17:33, 17:41, 18:37.
|22||6:41 – listening to Princess Celestia's announcement at her party; 6:50 – bows as Celestia leaves; 7:08 – watches Pinkie Pie cartwheel into Apple Cobbler and then starts at Rarity's words alongside Pink Lady; 7:16 – staring at Rarity as she leaves.|
|23||11:20 – awed at the performance in Rarity's flashback; 12:04 – in the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony in Canterlot in Twilight Sparkle's flashback (without her horn); 12:12 – watching Princess Celestia take off (with her horn); 12:19 – watching the sun rise; 12:25 – cheering; 15:35 – walking with Twinkleshine in present-day.
Duplicates: 12:12 – six duplicates in the crowd; 12:19 – two earth pony duplicates in the crowd; 12:25.
|26||6:17 – watching Pinkie Pie play pin-the-tail-on-the-pony in her fantasy; 9:20 – standing outside the VIP section of the Grand Galloping Gala in reality; 11:46 ~ 12:05 – mingling in the crowd; 13:11.
Duplicates: 9:20 – two duplicates outside the VIP section.
|2||Seen cheering for Twilight and her friends|
|3||Seen looking up at the sky; seen trying to get the doll|
|4||Dressed as a dentist|
|5||Seen watching the race|
|6||Seen admiring then afraid of the cutie pox|
|10||Knocking against Berry Punch while running away from Spike|
|11||Part of the play|
|14||2:42 - in the crowd cheering for Applejack|
|15||Seen during the song; seen saying 'no' to Film and Flam|
|17||03:00 walking around Ponyville; 3:31 in Ponyville square; 4:11 in Ponyville square|
|18||Appears numerous times during the Smile Song|
|19||07:08 walking into Iron Will's presentation.|
|20||3:40 walking around Ponyville; 4:54-5:03 taking orders from Twilight|
|25||As Princess Cadance's bridesmaids, along with Lyra Heartstrings and Twinkleshine. Minor speaking part. ("Me too!")|
|26||Walking evilly to Twilight and Cadance, under Queen Chrysalis's spell, along with the other bridesmaids; dancing; ready to catch a bouquet of flowers; being pushed away by Rarity, looking unimpressed at Rarity|
MerchandiseA glitter mystery pack toy with Minuette's likeness was released in May 2012. The toy uses the Twilight Sparkle mold but features Minuette's color scheme and cutie mark. Her name comes from the card that accompanies the toy. According to the European toy package, Minuette "is always on time". The U.S. mystery pack description reads, "MINUETTE is always on time with the help of some magic!" A non-glitter toy of Minuette was leaked in June 2012.
Minuette, along with a host of characters from the show, appears on the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster. She is right above Rainbow Dash, with a broad smile on her face.
Series 2 of Enterplay's trading cards includes a card featuring Minuette, with the description "Minuette is always on schedule thanks to her magic, and ponies say she's good enough to lord over time itself! Either way, her magic gives her plenty of spare time for her bright, shining smile to be seen all across Equestria. Her action packed life has included making friends in Canterlot and Ponyville, helping all three teams during Winter Wrap Up, and even serving as one of Princess Cadance's bridesmaids! This is one pony you can't just brush aside." Her card is the #39 of its series.
- ↑ Cathy Weseluck replies on Twitter (2012-08-29). Retrieved on 2012 August 29.
- ↑ Minuette's U.S. Mystery Pack Card (Wave 4). Retrieved on 2012 October 6.
- ↑ More Mystery Blindbags on Taobao. Equestria Daily (2012-06-16). Retrieved on 2012 August 5.
- ↑ A selection of trading cards including a Minuette card. Retrieved on 2013 March 25.