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Sunflower
(Sunny Seed)

Sunflower ID Annual 2013

Sunflower's human counterpart in My Little Pony Annual 2013

Kind Earth
Human (EG)
Sex Female
Residence Manehattan
More info
Eyes Moderate emerald green
Mane Brilliant gamboge
Coat Light crimson
Nicknames Sunny
Relatives Babs Seed (younger sister)[1][2][3]
Applejack (cousin)
Apple family
Cutie mark
Comic issue 32 Sunflower cutie mark crop

Sunflower is the Earth pony sister of Babs Seed and a member of the Apple family. She is unidentified in the show, but she and her human counterpart appear in the IDW comics.

Development and design

Sunflower has a similar color scheme to Big McIntosh.

Tony Fleecs based Sunflower's design on Taylor Swift.[4][5]​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​

Depiction in the series

In the season three episode One Bad Apple, Babs Seed indirectly mentions Sunflower when she says to Applejack, "I promise to keep talking to my big sis about the teasing back home."

Depiction in comics

In the My Little Pony Annual 2013 comic, Sunflower's human counterpart appears as a student of Canterlot High School with her sister Babs. On the first day of Applejack's freshman year at the school, she meets Babs and Sunflower during lunch, but they brush her off in favor of the fashionista Rarity.

After first impressions break down, Sunflower pulls Applejack aside and tells her to "update" herself in order to fit it better. She also neglects her sick-looking pet chihuahua during the school's rugby tryouts. The next day, Sunflower continues to get chummy with Rarity, who slowly rises in popularity. When Applejack and Fluttershy try to join them, Babs and Sunflower brush them off again, this time far more rudely. Their insults cause Fluttershy to run away in tears.

During the first soccer game of the season between the Wondercolts and the Shadowbolts, Fluttershy tries to approach Sunflower about her sick dog, but Sunflower ignores and insults her again. Having had enough of her and Babs' putdowns, Rarity and Applejack finally call them out on their appalling behavior, leaving them in shock. Sunflower last appears bringing her chihuahua to the Animal Clinic where Fluttershy works for an emergency checkup.

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #21, Babs Seed mentions Sunflower when she says to Applejack, Apple Bloom, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Trixie on page 20, "You guys can hide out with me and my sister."

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #9, Sunflower appears on pages 3 and 5 as an attendant of Apple Con 45.

In the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special, human Sunflower is shown in MyStable profile pictures on pages 5, 15, 26, and 30—also with a like and comment each on page 30—and appears on pages 38-39.

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #32, Sunflower appears in Ponyville on page 10 as the evil apples begin their invasion.

Quotes

"We're always on the lookout for new friends. We're actually getting to know one of your classmates—have you met Rarity?"
— To Applejack, My Little Pony Annual 2013
"Ugh, this year's freshmen are so lame. I know, right? I can't believe we were ever that bad! And their fashion choices, augh! And they're such pests! Always butting in on my calls and asking me stuff! What a pain, right?"
— My Little Pony Annual 2013
"Listen, cousin, I know you want to be part of our world. But we're not a charity. I suggest you find some friends you're a little more suited for. Don't aim too high, you know?"
— To Applejack, My Little Pony Annual 2013
"Oh! Okay! Thanks! I'm really glad for your totally unnecessary advice! You freshman girls. You're so weak. You all want to be something you're not."
— To Fluttershy, My Little Pony Annual 2013
"It's an apple attack!"
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #32
"Remember me??"
— MyStable comment, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special

Gallery

References

  1. Cincinnati Comic Con: MLP Comic Panel. YouTube (2013-09-09). Retrieved on 2016 April 1.
  2. Ted Anderson (2013-10-31). Re: Equestria Girls Annual; Preview, Reviews, Reactions.... IDW Publishing Forums. Retrieved on 2013 November 1. Archived.
  3. John Siuntres (2013-09-13). Word Balloon Podcast My Little Pony Panel Cincy Comicon w Katie Cook Andy Price and Tony Fleecs. Word Balloon The Pop Culture Interview Podcast. Blogger. Retrieved on 2016 April 1.
  4. #7 (2014-07-03). Retrieved on 2016 April 1.
  5. #39 (2014-02-27). Retrieved on 2016 April 1.

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