Drill sergeant Spitfire in Wonderbolts Academy
Human (IDW comics' Annual 2013)
|Occupation||Captain of the Wonderbolts|
Sergeant of the Wonderbolt Academy
|Mane||¤ Light brilliant orange with light brilliant amber stripes|
|Coat||Light brilliant gold|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Nicole Oliver (English, S1E16)|
Kelly Metzger (English, from S1E26 onward)
Lotte Horlings (Dutch)
Stephane Flamand (French)
Anita Hopt (German, seasons 1-2)
Marie-Luise Schramm (German, season 3)
Debora Morese (Italian, season 1)
Gea Riva (Italian, seasons 2-3)
Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese)
Tomasz Jarosz (Polish, season 1)
Anna Sztejner (Polish, season 3)
Celso Alves (Brazilian Portuguese, S1E16)
Márcio Marconatto (Brazilian Portuguese, S1E26)
Jussara Marques (Brazilian Portuguese, S2E22)
Fernanda Bullara (Brazilian Portuguese, season 3)
Olga Shorohova (Russian)
Anneli Heed (Swedish, from S1E26 onward)
Gabriela Guzman (Latin American Spanish)
Dulce Guerrero (Latin American Spanish, season 3)
Depiction in the series
Season oneSpitfire first appears in Sonic Rainboom, where she is one of the celebrity judges of the Best Young Flyer Competition; later in the episode, she gets knocked out trying to save Rarity from falling. Although Spitfire is female in the original version of the show, she is given a male voice in the Polish,[note 1] Hungarian,[note 2] European Portuguese,[note 3] and Brazilian Portuguese[note 1] dubs of the show. In The Best Night Ever, she recognizes Rainbow Dash at the Grand Galloping Gala and asks her to hang out with The Wonderbolts. However, she is too distracted by other ponies to pay much attention to Rainbow Dash.
Season twoShe participates in The Wonderbolts Derby in Sweet and Elite and comes in second to Fleetfoot.
In the episode Hurricane Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash mentions that Spitfire is the captain of The Wonderbolts. Later in the episode, she supervises the other Pegasus ponies as they create a waterspout to deliver water to Cloudsdale, and seems impressed by their efforts, even though they did not break the record.
Season threeShe makes an appearance in Wonderbolts Academy, during which her voice has a higher pitch and is raspier than it is in Sonic Rainboom, The Best Night Ever, and Hurricane Fluttershy. This is the first episode to show her cutie mark, three licks of flame resembling an abstraction of a phoenix. She acts as the drill sergeant of the Wonderbolt Academy and challenges the cadets to push themselves. She is impressed with Lightning Dust's showboating and makes her team leader, not noticing that Dust achieves her record-breaking times by putting other ponies in harm's way. Rainbow Dash confronts Spitfire about Lightning Dust's recklessness and Spitfire does not see the problem, so Rainbow Dash quits the academy; Spitfire, however, is angry, claiming that she was not given a chance to respond, catches up with her, and tells Dash that being a Wonderbolt is about "pushing yourself in the right direction", which Dash has shown her she can do. She makes Rainbow Dash the team leader, stripping Lightning Dust of her rank.
Season fourSpitfire returns in the episode Rainbow Falls alongside Soarin and Fleetfoot, competing for Cloudsdale to qualify for the Equestria Games. After an injury to Soarin's wing, she and Fleetfoot conspire to recruit Rainbow Dash to their team to replace him, first by inviting her to practice with them, and then asking her to join the team permanently. She reveals a somewhat more underhanded side to her in this episode, as she lies to both Soarin and Rainbow Dash, telling the former that they already found someone to replace him, and the latter that Soarin was still wounded when he had already healed. However, when Rainbow Dash ultimately chooses to continue competing for Ponyville, an inspired Spitfire gives Rainbow Dash her Wonderbolt pin when her team qualifies for the Games.
Depiction in the comics
In the IDW comics, Spitfire appears on a Larry's Comics and Jetpack Comics exclusive cover RE of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #12 and on page 19 of My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #10. A human counterpart of Spitfire appears as a Canterlot High School student and soccer club member in IDW Publishing's My Little Pony October 2013 annual.
A partially translucent mini-figure toy of Spitfire was leaked in early August 2012, and its corresponding collector card was leaked in late November 2012; the toy and card were released as part of the seventh wave of mystery packs in January 2013. The card and Soarin's card from the same wave misidentify the two ponies as each other, though the wave's packaging identifies them correctly. According to Soarin's card, "SPITFIRE is the captain of the WONDERBOLTS flying team!" Her name is listed as a trademark both on his card and on the packaging of the wave.
A trading card featuring Spitfire and Soarin'[sic], released between the second and third seasons of the show, lists Spitfire's cutie mark as a yellow lightning bolt which matches the symbol on all the female Wonderbolts flight suits.
My Little Pony mobile game description
Spitfire is the captain of the most talented flyers in all of Equestria, the Wonderbolts.
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
THE WONDERBOLTS are an elite squad of Pegasus ponies who perform amazing aerial feats of derring-do at competitions across the lands of Equestria. SPITFIRE is team captain and a spirited competitor. SOARIN loves blazing a trail through the clouds—but only when he's not chowing down on one of Applejack's pies. Other team members include Blaze, Fire Streak, Fleetfoot, High Winds, Lightning Streak, Misty Fly, Rapidfire, Silver Lining, Surprise, and Wave Chill.
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
- "So you're the little pony who saved our lives. We really wanted to meet you, and say thanks..."
- — Sonic Rainboom
- "Always hungry after a show, eh Soarin?"
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Hey, I know you. You're the pony that saved us in Cloudsdale and won the best flier competition!"
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Well Rainbow Dash, looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Wanna come hang out with us?"
- — The Best Night Ever
- "Nice job, Rainbow Dash. You may not have set a new record, but you showed a lot of guts."
- — Hurricane Fluttershy
- "Well looky what we got here. Bet you all think you're Wonderbolt material, don't cha? Think you got what it takes to be an elite flier? Well then, let me be the first to tell you...... You don't! If you had what it took to be an elite flier you'd already be a Wonderbolt!"
- — Spitfire's rather harsh speech to the new recruits of the Wonderbolts Academy
- "That's an academy record."
- — Cited multiple times in Wonderbolts Academy
- "Lightning Dust likes to push herself a little harder than you do. That's why I made her lead pony."
- — Wonderbolts Academy
- "How dare you storm out of my office without giving me a chance to respond! The Wonderbolts are looking for the best flyers in Equestria. You were right, being the best should never come at the expense of our fellow ponies. It's not just about pushing ourselves. It's about pushing ourselves in the right direction. You've shown you're capable of doing just that."
- — Wonderbolts Academy
- "We put you through some pretty intense workouts at the Wonderbolt Academy and you handled those just fine."
- — To Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Falls
- "Huh. Rainbow Dash, you are something. Saw it at the Academy, seeing it again here. We could learn a lot from a competitor like you."
- — Rainbow Falls
- "C'mon, Rainbow Dash! What team are you playin' for?"
- — My Little Pony October 2013 annual
|Spitfire image gallery|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Only in season one. In season two she is given a female voice.
- ↑ Only in episode 16.
- ↑ Only in episode 26.
- ↑ Jayson Thiessen (2012-12-19). according to my info, it was Nicole Oliver in ep16. At the time, she was named "wonderbolt leader". Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- ↑ Kelly Metzger (2012-11-16). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: Hey Interwebs, I am Spitfire .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- ↑ Kelly Metzger (2012-12-19). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: @jordanolling No that's not .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- ↑ Kelly Metzger (2012-12-19). Twitter / angelheadhipstr: @jordanolling @Dusty_Kat Yup .... Retrieved on 2012 December 19.
- ↑ HubTVNetwork: In case anypony is wondering, .... Twitter (2014-02-08). Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- ↑ Hub Network - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2014-02-08). Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- ↑ Spa Pony Set Finally Revealed!. Equestria Daily (2012-08-07). Retrieved on 2012 August 17.
- ↑ My Little Pony Friendship is Magic 2 Inch PVC Figure Series 6 Box [24 Mystery Packs Pre-Order ships January]. Retrieved on 2012 December 20.
- ↑ Spitfire, Misty Fly, and Soarin's mystery pack wave 7 packaging identification and collector cards.
- ↑ ASM's Toy Fair 2014 Gallery/hasbro/my-little-pony/IMG_0467. Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- ↑ ThePonyArtCollection tumblr post (2012-07-02). Accessed on July 2, 2012