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Ocellus
Ocellus ID S8E1

Ocellus in School Daze - Part 1
Kind Changeling
Sex Female
Residence School of Friendship, Ponyville (as of S8E2)
Changeling Kingdom (formerly)
Occupation Student at the School of Friendship
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Eyes Moderate cyan
Mane Light amaranth neck fin
Chitin and carapace Pale, light grayish arctic blue
Wings Light amaranth with
brilliant amaranth elytra
Relatives Queen Chrysalis (mother, "quite probably"[1])
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #1 (older broodmate)[2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #3 (older broodmate)[2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #2 (younger broodmate)[2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #4 (younger broodmate)[2]
Cutie mark
Ocellus Earth pony cutie mark crop S8E1
(S8E1)
Voice Devyn Dalton (English)
Myy Lohi (Finnish, except S8E1-S8E2)
Hanna Mönkäre (Finnish, S8E1-S8E2)
Nathalie Hugo (European French)
Beata Wyrąbkiewicz (Polish)
Darya Frolova (Russian)

Ocellus is a female changeling and one of the "Young Six"[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] who appears in season eight of the show as a student at Twilight Sparkle's School of Friendship.

Development

Ocellus was first previewed in a 2018 "MY LITTLE PONY SERIES" image within Hasbro 2017 Investor Day webcast presentations from August 3, 2017.[13][14]

In zoology, "ocellus" is a term for a simple eye or eyespot, such as on invertebrates, or an eye-like marking such as on a peacock's feathers.

Depiction in the series

Season eight

Thorax introducing Ocellus S8E1
In the season eight premiere School Daze - Part 1 and Part 2, Ocellus enrolls in Twilight Sparkle's School of Friendship as a student, having been brought to Ponyville by Thorax to represent the changelings. In her debut, she behaves shyly, avoids talking to others, and frequently keeps her real form hidden, only dropping her disguises at Thorax's insistence.

When Twilight's strict adherence to the Equestria Education Association's guidelines causes the school courses to be dull and boring, Ocellus cuts class with Sandbar, Gallus, Smolder, Yona, and Silverstream, becoming good friends with them in the process. When they return to school for Friends and Family Day, they accidentally ruin the event and cause damage to the school. Chancellor Neighsay of the EEA perceives their fun and games as an attack orchestrated by non-pony creatures, and the offended tribe leaders pull their students out of school, including Ocellus.

Smolder complimenting Ocellus S8E1
Not wanting to say goodbye to each other after the school is closed, Ocellus and her friends go into hiding at the Castle of the Two Sisters. The six have fun together at first, but they eventually come under attack by ferocious puckwudgies, and the Mane Six come to their rescue. When Ocellus and her friends are asked to come back to school, they are reluctant to continue their boring lessons, but Twilight and the others assure them things will be better and more fun than before. After Twilight defies the authority of Chancellor Neighsay and reopens the School of Friendship, Thorax allows Ocellus to re-enroll and expresses faith that she will make the changelings proud.

In Horse Play, Ocellus takes part in Twilight's play about Princess Celestia. In The Parent Map, Ocellus appears outside the Castle of Friendship.

In Non-Compete Clause, Ocellus and her classmates go on a teamwork field trip led by Applejack and Rainbow Dash, but it doesn't go very well due to their teachers arguing and competing with each other. When a canoe trip results in the group falling into the water, Ocellus turns into a seapony and saves Yona alongside Silverstream. Later, when Applejack and Rainbow get trapped over a ravine filled with bite-acudas, the students work together to save them, with Ocellus turning into a larger bite-acuda in order to scare the others away. Upon returning to the school, Ocellus and her classmates tell Twilight that Applejack and Rainbow Dash's arguing taught them how not to work together, and they nominate both of them for the next Teacher of the Month award.

Pinkie Pie "you get to keep one cupcake" S8E12
In Marks for Effort, Ocellus takes part in Pinkie Pie's lesson of sharing cupcakes and compliments. After Pinkie demonstrates to Ocellus what to do, she gives Yona a cupcake, and compliments her on her strength. She is later seen exiting the school with her friends after a test.

In A Matter of Principals, Ocellus and her classmates are shown various magical artifacts by Twilight just before she is summoned by the Cutie Map. During the Spell-venger Hunt, Ocellus is paired up with Smolder, and they find the Helm of Yksler, but they get chased by a suit of armor animated by Discord. She and her friends are present when Starlight Glimmer apologizes to Discord for not including him, and offers him the job of "vice headmare".

In The Hearth's Warming Club, after a prank ruins the Hearth's Warming tree, Ocellus and her friends are all suspected for it and charged with cleaning up the mess. During the cleanup effort, she tells her friends how much she loves Hearth's Warming (which was taught to her hive by Twilight) and describes the Changeling Kingdom's first celebration of the holiday. When Gallus confesses that he was the culprit and is punished with extra friendship lessons over the holidays, Ocellus and the others all choose to stay with him.

Ocellus and changelings exchanging gifts S8E16

Ocellus and her friends celebrating "Hearth's Warming".

In Friendship University, when Ocellus and her classmates hear about Flim and Flam's Friendship University, she points out that it teaches the same lessons in half the time, believing that will provide twice the learning. In The End in Friend, Ocellus and her classmates observe Rainbow Dash and Rarity as part of Twilight's lesson on compromising in friendship. In A Rockhoof and a Hard Place, Ocellus is one of the students in Rockhoof's class and the one who first mentions the stone sleep spell to him.

In What Lies Beneath, Ocellus and her friends start to question their friendship due to comments made by Cozy Glow. They then discover a cavern beneath the school, where the Tree of Harmony interacts with them. As part of a test, the Tree forces Ocellus to confront her fear of the changelings' dark past, causing her to assume the form of Queen Chrysalis. She overcomes her fear with the help of Smolder, and they escape with the rest of their friends.

In the season eight finale School Raze, Ocellus and her friends go on a field trip to Cloudsdale just before a crisis in Equestria causes magic to start disappearing. After Twilight and her friends leave for Tartarus to investigate, Ocellus and her friends discover Chancellor Neighsay taking over the school in their absence, and Neighsay captures them under suspicion of stealing Equestria's magic themselves.

After Sandbar and the Cutie Mark Crusaders help them escape and reveal Cozy Glow's true sinister nature, they try to free a magically-trapped Starlight Glimmer, but Cozy catches them and convinces the students to turn on them. Ocellus and the others get trapped with Starlight and are nearly sucked into another realm with all of Equestria's magic, but they are saved by the Tree of Harmony, and they succeed in foiling Cozy Glow's plans.

Best Gift Ever

In the holiday special My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Ocellus and the rest of the Young Six appear at the beginning boarding the Friendship Express. Ocellus also makes a brief cameo during The True Gift of Gifting celebrating Hearth's Warming with Pharynx, Thorax, and several other changelings at the Changeling Kingdom.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Ocellus appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #71 celebrating Nightmare Night with her friends.[15]

Storybooks

Ocellus appears on the cover of the adaptation Meet the New Class.[16][17]

Commercials

Ocellus appears in the promotional music video Saved by My Friends.

Software

Budge Studios' mobile game Pocket Ponies.​[​specify​]​

My Little Pony (mobile game)

w:c:mlp-gameloft:School of Friendship LTS.​[​specify​]​

Appearances

Season eight
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Starting with The Maud Couple, Ocellus also appears in the theme song.

Personality

Ocellus scared of General Seaspray S8E1
Among the Young Six, Ocellus is portrayed as very shy, similarly to Fluttershy. As a way to avoid socializing with others and blend into the background, she commonly transforms into creatures around her. Ocellus is also the most academically inclined among her friends, being the only one to remember Twilight and Fluttershy's lessons. It is revealed in What Lies Beneath that she feels deeply ashamed of the changelings' dark past and fears that they might not be entirely past it.

Merchandise

Enterplay collectible card game Friends Forever.[18]​[​specify​]​

Ocellus is featured on a magazine​[​specify​]​ card.

Quotes

"Our teachers are a little different than I expected."
School Daze - Part 1
"Pillows! How nice! The castle is gonna be so much more comfy."
School Daze - Part 2
"I wish the other changelings could meet you all. You're not really as strange as the stories say."
— School Daze - Part 2
"Am I the only one who didn't sleep through Professor Fluttershy's "Critters of Comfort and Conflict" class?"
— School Daze - Part 2
"Sometimes, when I'm scared to try something new, I whistle."
Non-Compete Clause
"I've read ahead in Equestrian Cultures and Camaraderie: Volume Seven."
A Matter of Principals
"I would never do something this horrible! I love Hearth's Warming Eve! And I do not want to miss going home for it."
The Hearth's Warming Club
"Maybe my past was so horrible, it's still inside me just waiting to come out again."
What Lies Beneath
"Technically, there's a magical component when Silverstream and I transform."
School Raze - Part 2

Gallery

Ocellus "I remembered it from class" S8E2

Ocellus image gallery

See also

References

  1. Jim Miller (2018-08-04). Big Jim on Twitter: "Quite probably, yes.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 August 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jim Miller (2018-08-04). Big Jim on Twitter: "Yup! Although, since they’re bugs, I’d imagine they’re technically all related.… https://t.co/URpbMZg6XA". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 August 5.
  3. Nicole Dubuc (2018-03-25). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "Yeah, I legit love the Young Six.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 25.
  4. Jim Miller (2018-03-26). Big Jim on Twitter: "We refer to them as the “Young Six” internally.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 26.
  5. Michael Vogel (2018-03-26). mktoon on Twitter: "Side note, you all should have heard the LONNNNG conversations @NicoleDubuc , @joshhaber and I had about the Young Six. We REALLLLLY know a LOT about them and their lives haha.… https://t.co/7MB7dQZ7gn". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  6. Nicole Dubuc (2018-03-27). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "My toughest challenge at @BABSCon will be not to buy ALL the Young Six memorabilia I see. #WereGonnaNeedABiggerSuitcase". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 June 3.
  7. Michael Vogel (2018-07-09). mktoon on Twitter: "Idk. I feel like @joshhaber and @NicoleDubuc have been doing a great job balancing this season amongst all the characters, including the Young 6. So..... i find your argument questionable.… https://t.co/Ufbo1VCPWg". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  8. Michael Vogel (2018-08-04). mktoon on Twitter: "Wow. BIG day for the Young 6 on My Little Pony today. Lots of new student goodness!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  9. Nicole Dubuc (2018-09-27). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "Aaaaahhhh! I love your Young Six art!… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  10. Nicole Dubuc (2018-10-14). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "I love them all, it's like picking between kids! I'm really proud of Cozy Glow, the Young Six, and Autumn Blaze. Episode-wise, again, there are so many!!!… https://t.co/gDurBY9WRP". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  11. Nicole Dubuc (2018-10-14). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "And I love ALL the Young Six, but Yona and Silverstream are my current faves.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  12. Nicole Dubuc (2018-10-14). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: "The Young Six were fun to create, and @joshhaber, @mktoon , and I had a blast playing with their different personalities and interactions with each other. Writing Cozy was delicious because we knew she was a villain all along and kept her subtext always in our heads.… https://t.co/hdLVkI9pSk". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 November 1.
  13. PresentationPC2 (2017-08-03). PowerPoint Presentation. Retrieved on 2017 August 4.
  14. PresentationPC2 (2017-08-03). PowerPoint Presentation. Retrieved on 2017 August 4.
  15. Andy Price (2018-08-29). Andy Price@DragonCon! on Twitter: "A page from the upcoming issue 71 that sold recently- have a peek! #MLP a nod to the Fluttershy T-Rex cameo from many issues ago… https://t.co/afPsNwjKBb". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 September 1.
  16. My Little Pony: Meet the New Class (Passport to Reading Level 1). Amazon.com. Amazon. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  17. My Little Pony: Meet the New Class (Passport to Reading Level 1). Amazon.com. Amazon. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  18. GTS (2018-09-27). My Little Pony CCG: Friends Forever. Go GTS. GTS Distribution. Retrieved on 2018 November 1. “https://gogts.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/MLP_CCG_FriendsForever_mock.jpg”