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Ms. Harshwhinny

Ms. Harshwhinny ID S4E05

Ms. Harshwhinny in Flight to the Finish

Ms Harshwhinny ID Annual 2013

Ms. Harshwhinny's human counterpart, Mrs. Harshwhinny, in My Little Pony Annual 2013

Kind Earth
Human (EG)
Sex Female
Occupation Head of the Equestria Games
Equestria Games Inspector
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More info
Eyes Brilliant cornflower blue
Mane Very light gold
Coat Brilliant orange
Clothing ¤ Grayish mulberry with a very light magenta polo neck
Jewelry ¤ Light brilliant amber with very light magenta
Cutie mark
Ms Harshwhinny cutie mark crop S3E12
Voice Veena Sood (English)
Elisabetta Cesone (Italian)
Izabela Dąbrowska (Polish, season 4)[1]
Priscilla Concepcion (Brazilian Portuguese, season 4)
Gabriela Codrea (Romanian)

Ms. Harshwhinny is a female Earth pony who is mentioned by title in the episode Just for Sidekicks and appears in the episodes Games Ponies Play, Flight to the Finish, and Equestria Games. She is the real Equestria Games inspector whom Ms. Peachbottom is mistaken for.

Development and name

During the week leading up to the premiere of the episode Games Ponies Play, story editor Meghan McCarthy wrote on Twitter that the original name for a new character introduced in the episode was Ms. Peachbottom,[2] referring to the Equestria Games Inspector.

Depiction in the series

Season three

In the episode Just for Sidekicks, Fluttershy mentions the Head of the Equestria Games, referring to Ms. Harshwhinny.

Harshwhinny and Peachbottom S03E12

Harshwhinny with Ms. Peachbottom.

Ms. Harshwhinny appears in the episode Games Ponies Play, as the Equestria Games Inspector. She has apparently built a reputation for being a stickler and perfectionist when scouting hosts for the Games, but dialogue toward the end of her debut episode suggests she's simply putting on airs for the purposes of her profession.

As a result of Ms. Peachbottom being mistaken for the Games Inspector, due to them having similarly themed luggage, Ms. Harshwhinny is left standing at the train station, to the point where she's forced to find her way to the castle herself. Along the way, she is splashed on by puddle water on at least two occasions. She is later seen getting a hooficure at the spa. There, she strikes up a conversation with Ms. Peachbottom, who tells her of the warm welcome she received upon arriving at the Crystal Empire. When she's alerted to the presence of Princess Cadance, Ms. Harshwhinny is quick to voice her frustration, to Cadance's confusion. But after hearing about Ms. Peachbottom's day, courtesy of Twilight Sparkle and her friends, she passes approval on the Crystal Empire as the host of the Equestria Games.

Ms. Harshwhinny has a different facial structure than other ponies: she has a longer muzzle and shorter ears. She is usually seen with a grumpy demeanor.

Season four

Ms. Harshwhinny getting in Dash's face S4E05

"Professionalism, Ms. Dash!"

Ms. Harshwhinny appears again in Flight to the Finish. Miss Cheerilee introduces her as "The head of the Equestria Games" when she comes to the school to announce the competition for who would the flag-bearer for Ponyville at the upcoming games. She is also seen later in the episode as one of the judges of the competition, alongside Rainbow Dash. She constantly rebukes Rainbow for not keeping her emotions "in check" and not meeting her standards of professionalism. However, despite this, and her criticism of Rainbow not maintaining a similar attitude, at the end of the episode she drops her demeanor, describing the Cutie Mark Crusaders' act as "totally stupendously the single most amazing thing [she's] ever seen". She then acts sheepish upon Rainbow parroting her earlier remarks back at her.

Ms. Harshwhinny appears in Equestria Games. She tells Spike of the procedure for lighting the Games torch. When Spike is frozen with stage fright, she pushes him to go on. Twilight lights the torch for Spike, unbeknownst to all, leaving Ms. Harshwhinny wondering how he did it. When Spike later asks if he can do anything else, Ms. Harshwhinny sarcastically suggests he put on a rock concert.

Season six

In Flutter Brutter, when asked to guess who was at Fluttershy's parents' house for lunch, Ms. Harshwhinny is one of Pinkie Pie's incorrect guesses.

Other depictions

IDW comics

A human counterpart of Ms. Harshwhinny appears as a Canterlot High School teacher in My Little Pony Annual 2013. Here, she is addressed as Mrs. Harshwhinny.

Ms. Harshwhinny appears on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9 page 2.

Mobile game description

When overseeing the Equestria Games, Ms. Harshwhinny is a stickler for professionalism. Though her harsh exterior appears foalproof, she does have a softer side.

Promotional material

On April 10, 2014, Twilight Sparkle announced on Hasbro's My Little Pony Facebook page that Ms. Harshwhinny would take over said page during the Equestria Games,[3] which happened.​[​specify​]​

Merchandise

In Enterplay's collectible card game, The Crystal Games expansion set cards #50 R and #ƒ20 of Ms. Harshwhinny gives her the description "The Equestria Games needs a firm, no-nonsense hoof at the helm to keep it going on the right course. Ms. Harshwhinny is just the right mare for the job." Equestrian Odysseys expansion set card #56 R of Ms. Harshwhinny gives her the description "From the lighting of the torch to the fireworks finale, Ms. Harshwhinny has a photographic memory of every minute of the Equestria Games schedule."

Ms. Harshwhinny is also shown on Acidfree's first art print.[4]

In the "My Favorite Teacher" section of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Tell-All (Replica Journal), Fluttershy writes that her favorite teacher is "Mrs. Harshwhinny. When she shows her softer side."

Appearances

See also: Character appearances
Legend
YAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot
SAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration
BBackground appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus
MNo appearance, but a mention by name or title
NNo appearance and no mention by name or title


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Personality

Ms. Harshwhinny is portrayed with almost ludicrously exaggerated facial expressions and gestures. It is clear that other ponies find her to be very intimidating. However, underneath her harsh exterior, she has a softer side and is clearly dedicated to making the Equestria Games successful. She is wise enough to learn about places from more than what is shown in official presentations, and she was demonstrably enthusiastic about the Cutie Mark Crusaders' audition to be flag-bearers.

Quotes

"Every city and empire wants to host the Equestria Games. So I have to go through all the big phony-baloney song and dance, though of course I'm never getting the real inside scoop."
Games Ponies Play
"Princess Cadance? So, this is where you've been! I will have you know this is by far the worst welcome I've had in all my years!"
— Games Ponies Play
"I just finished hearing about how this pony was just treated to the warmest, finest, most fabulous reception she ever had. Courtesy of these fine ponies right here. Which, in my expert opinion, amounts to the first ever unvarnished, unrehearsed, and unbiased appraisal of a potential host of the Equestria Games."
— Games Ponies Play, referring to Ms. Peachbottom with "this pony"
"Ms. Dash, will you please curb your over-enthusiastic outbursts?"
Flight to the Finish
"Acceptable? Acceptable?! Why, it was totally stupendously the single most amazing thing I've ever seen!"
— Flight to the Finish
"Hmm...couldn't be simpler."
Equestria Games
"This is the signal...I'm giving you the signal now!"
Equestria Games
"All right, everybody, settle down... ...I'm Harshwhinny, and some of you might also have me for social studies."
— Human version, My Little Pony Annual 2013

Gallery

Ms. Harshwhinny complains about not having a welcome committee S03E12

Ms. Harshwhinny image gallery

See also

References

  1. Dubbingpedia's publication of an e-mail from SDI. Dubbingpedia (2014-05-12). Retrieved on 2014 May 15.
  2. Twitter / MMeghanMcCarthy: #MLPSeason3 factoid: Original ... (2013-02-05). Retrieved on 2013 February 10.
  3. Hasbro (2014-04-10). I'm so excited to announce that the one.... My Little Pony. Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 April 10.
  4. My Little Pony by Amy Mebberson. Acidfree Gallery (2014-07-03). Retrieved on 2014 July 6.

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