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For the unicorn one of whose other would-be names in Tails of Equestria is "Ember", see List of prose ponies#Firebrand.
Ember
(Princess Ember)
Princess Ember ID S6E5

Ember in Gauntlet of Fire
Kind Dragon
Sex Female
Residence Dragon Lands
Occupation Dragon Lord
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Eyes Brilliant red
Spikes Moderate phthalo blue
Scales Brilliant cyan with pale turquoise underbelly and wing membrane gradient of moderate indigo to light cobalt blue
Horns Light apple greenish gray
Nicknames Sandy Rockbeach, Dragon Lord Ember
Relatives Torch (father)
Voice Ali Milner (English)
Marie-Isabel Walke (German)
Gea Riva (Italian)
Klementyna Umer (Polish)
Darya Frolova (Russian)
Kateryna Braykovska (Ukrainian)

Ember is a dragon princess and supporting character who first appears in the season six episode Gauntlet of Fire. She is the current Dragon Lord of the Dragon Lands, succeeding her father Torch.

Development

The name "Ember" was previously used for a G1 Earth pony filly, whom foals such as Apple Bloom were inspired by.[1][2][3]

Depiction in the series

Season six

Princess Ember "you know it!" S6E5

Ember reasoning with her father Torch.

Princess Ember is introduced in the season six episode Gauntlet of Fire as the daughter of Dragon Lord Torch. When Torch gathers the dragons of Equestria together to compete for the title of new Dragon Lord, Ember expresses a desire to participate, but her father forbids her due to her small size.

Against Torch's wishes, Ember disguises herself in armor and green body paint and takes part in the Gauntlet of Fire. She nearly goes down in the first leg of the race, but Spike saves her from drowning. Believing that "dragons don't do friends", Ember's views about friendship conflict with Spike's. However, she agrees to partner up with him in order to face the Gauntlet's more daunting obstacles.

Spike taking Princess Ember's hand S6E5

Spike passing the Dragon Lord title to Ember.

After making it through several parts of the race together, Ember and Spike's views about friendship diverge again when he risks his well-being to save Rarity. As such, she ends their partnership and continues on by herself. Near the end of the race, however, she saves Spike from Garble and accepts him as her friend. Spike wins the Gauntlet of Fire, but he quickly passes on the title of Dragon Lord to Ember.

In a final verbal confrontation with her father, Ember declares that there is more to being a leader than size and strength. Torch comes to understand his daughter's sentiment, and Ember is crowned the new Dragon Lord. As part of her new position, Ember establishes friendlier dragon/pony relations through Princess Twilight Sparkle.

Season seven

In Celestial Advice, Ember appears in a simulation produced by Twilight when she considers the Dragon Lands as a possible place to send Starlight Glimmer.

Thorax hugging Spike and Ember S7E15

Ember with Spike and Thorax in Triple Threat.

In Triple Threat, Spike accidentally invites both Ember and Thorax to Ponyville on the same day. During her visit, Spike acts distant as he tries to keep her and Thorax apart, causing her to feel ignored. When she eventually confronts Spike about this, she gets into a brief conflict with Thorax, mistaking him for a bear that wishes to cause Spike harm. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, Ember helps Thorax to be more assertive toward his subjects, and he helps her to express her feelings in a calm manner. After she and Thorax reconcile with Spike, they both take part in a ceremony to unite dragons and changelings in friendship.

Ember is mentioned by Starlight in To Change a Changeling and by Spike and Garble in Shadow Play - Part 1. In the latter, it is stated that she has ordered her fellow dragons to make peace with ponies, and not to harm them.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Ember appears in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #55-56 story arc Wings Over Yakyakistan, in which Yakyakistan comes under threat from dragons. On page 20 of the former issue, she appears leading the dragons' charge. In the latter issue, she accuses the yaks of breaking a sacred bond between the dragons and yaks. With Spike's help, the two groups come to a peaceful solution, and Ember vows to be make herself more worthy of the title of Dragon Lord. In Issue #61, Ember attends the Convocation of Creatures as representative of the Dragon Lands.

Magazines

In the Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story!, Ember appears on page 5 when Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer are searching for A.K. Yearling's long-lost Daring Do manuscript. She tells Twilight and Starlight that she once saw Gilda carrying it.[4]

The Elements of Harmony Vol. II guidebook

DRAGONS are mystical, flying lizard beasts that come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. They have magical fire breath and spend their time munching on gems when they're not looking for a nice cave to take a nap in. While younger Dragons like Spike are sweet, others can be temperamental. Some are downright evil, like DRAGON LORD TORCH. He's the father of PRINCESS EMBER, who now serves as a kinder, gentler Dragon Lord.

Software

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Ember is a character in Gameloft's mobile game.

Personality

In her first appearance, Ember proves determined and stubborn, desiring to become Dragon Lord so she can be more than just a "little princess". Though she is initially against the concepts of friendship and helping, she forms a bond with Spike, even saving him from Garble, and agrees to share letters with Twilight regarding the ways of dragons.

In Triple Threat, she shows a desire to learn more about the ways of friendship but a profound dislike for hugs, and her lack of knowledge in pony customs leads to some awkward moments. She also has a short temper, yelling at Spike when he tries to cover up his attempts to avoid her. She does show a level of empathy though, helping Thorax with his assertiveness problems, and showing regret when she realizes besting other dragons in physical combat leads to them being ashamed and humiliated. With Thorax's help, Ember learns to express her feelings more, telling Spike that she is upset about him avoiding her all day.

Quotes

"I'm smarter than most of these boulderheads and you know it!"
Gauntlet of Fire
"Friends? Dragons don't do friends."
— Gauntlet of Fire
"I don't care what my dad said! I'll show him and every dragon who thinks I'm just a little princess there are better things than being big and strong!"
— Gauntlet of Fire
"Just so you know, this doesn't mean we're gonna pick flowers or exchange necklaces or whatever pony friends do."
— Gauntlet of Fire
"Please don't make me talk about my feelings!"
— Gauntlet of Fire
"You ready to do some death-defying dragon stuff?"
Celestial Advice
"Oh, sorry. I'm really gonna have to get used to these pony names. Lots of "-lights" and shiny things."
Triple Threat
"I can say I'm bad at friendship, you can't say it about me!"
— Triple Threat
"Oh, I don't know about a Daring Do book, but I remember once seeing a passing griffon carrying a gold bound book with a dragon on the front, many years ago. I think the griffon was called... Gilda?"
Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 69 comic Daring friends and the missing story![4]

Gallery

Ember stands up to Torch S6E5

Ember image gallery

See also

References

  1. Lauren Faust (2013-11-30). Lauren Faust on Twitter: "100 points if you know who this is and who she inspired http://t.co/EEFwA7wOY3". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 April 16.
  2. Lauren Faust (2013-11-30). Lauren Faust on Twitter: "@BloodStarz You got it!!! First one to guess both (that I've seen)". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 April 16.
  3. Lauren Faust (2010-12-21). Comment on fyre-flye's profile. DeviantArt. Retrieved on 2016 April 16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 MLP Comic - English. Imgur (2017-03-23). Retrieved on 2017 May 27.