Fandom

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Wiki

Scorpan

2,269pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments64 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Scorpan
Kind Gargoyle
Sex Male
Residence "A distant land"
More info
Eyes Dark grayish tangelo
Fur Dark grayish tangelo hair and
moderate orange body
Skin Light brownish gray
Wings Grayish red
Relatives Lord Tirek (older brother)
King Vorak (father)
Queen Haydon (mother)

Scorpan is a male gargoyle prince and Lord Tirek's younger brother who appears in the IDW comics' My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2 and is alluded to in the season four finale.

Development and design

Scorpan shares his name and design with a Generation 1 villain from the animated television special Rescue at Midnight Castle. He is a brown, gargoylish creature with a humanoid-like body, dark brown mane, bat-like wings, and a thin, tasselled tail. While he is depicted as Lord Tirek's brother in the series, his G1 counterpart is a human prince who was cursed by and reluctantly serves Tirek, and he was a friend of Spike's G1 counterpart.

Depiction in the series

Scorpan is first mentioned in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 in a legend told by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna to Twilight Sparkle and Princess Cadance. In the legend, he and his brother Lord Tirek travel from "a distant land" with the intent of stealing Equestrian magic. However, Scorpan comes to appreciate the ponies' ways and befriends Star Swirl the Bearded. When Tirek remains resolute in their plan despite Scorpan's urges to reconsider, Scorpan alerts the princesses of his brother's intentions, resulting in Tirek's imprisonment in Tartarus. Afterward, Scorpan returns to his homeland.

Tirek mentions Scorpan multiple times throughout the episode and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2, contemptuous of his "weak-minded" brother's betrayal, and likening Discord's friendship with the ponies as "the same trap that claimed [Scorpan]". In a gesture of false gratitude and loyalty, Tirek gives Discord a medallion he claims to have received from "someone very close to [him]"; he later admits that it originally belonged to Scorpan and actually considers the medallion "as worthless as he is."

Scorpan's medallion later proves to be Twilight Sparkle's key for the Tree of Harmony's chest when Discord gives it to her in a more sincere gesture of friendship. This final key opens the chest and grants Twilight and her friends the power to defeat Tirek and seal him in Tartarus once again. Both the keys and the chest later leave the tree and go to Ponyville, where they create the foundation for Twilight's castle.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Scorpan appears in Tirek's origin story in My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2. Since a young age, Scorpan has been kindhearted and soft-spoken, and he would frequently follow Tirek on his journeys outside their castle home. Despite Tirek's certainty of Scorpan's loyalty to him, Scorpan displays far more loyalty to their parents, and he disapproved of Tirek disobeying their parents' wishes and telling them lies.

Quotes

"But Tirek, you know what father said about visiting the Nether Lands. And mother will be summoning us for supper soon and—"
My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2
"We must get back immediately or they'll notice we're gone."
My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2
"Good evening, mother!"
— To Queen Haydon, My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2
"Brother, you're here! I thought for certain you were out in the Nether Lands."
My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2
"Father must be very upset to summon us this early."
My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2

Gallery

See also

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki