From the episode Call of the Cutie
|Eyes||Pale, light grayish azure|
| Cutie mark|
Depiction in the series
Time Turner appears in the background of multiple episodes. His only speaking role as an Earth pony is when he rejects Apple Bloom's offer of buying apples in Call of the Cutie, and gets pressured into buying one in return for getting her to leave him alone. He was placed in the scene by storyboard artist Sabrina Alberghetti for his colors and design.
- "If I buy some apples, will you please leave me alone?"
- — Time Turner to Apple Bloom
He makes a somewhat prominent appearance in Green Isn't Your Color, carrying Photo Finish's palanquin together with Twilight Sky. In The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, he makes another somewhat prominent appearance where he is in charge of spinning the hourglass that starts the competition between the Flim Flam Brothers and the Apple family. During this scene he wears a green tie. He was intentionally placed into the scene by the storyboarding supervisor for the episode. Time Turner later appears a few times in Hearts and Hooves Day. He is seen running past Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle while accidentally splashing mud on them in the musical sequence. He reappears in Apple Bloom's imagination while running around in a panic, as well as in three village shots, once standing next to an unknown stallion and twice standing next to Derpy on the bridge. He also appears in It's About Time, laughing at Twilight's idea of time travel. His latest cameo was in A Canterlot Wedding Part 2, where he was seen running across the street from a changeling.
Re-use of design and color
Time Turner's character design and color scheme is sometimes used for other pony kinds. A Pegasus pony sharing his character model with a lighter version of his color scheme appears in Sonic Rainboom, Green Isn't Your Color, Hearth's Warming Eve, Hearts and Hooves Day, and Hurricane Fluttershy. Another Pegasus pony sharing his character model, color scheme, and cutie mark is featured in Sonic Rainboom. Rainbow Dash switches numbers with him when she tries to delay her performance in the Best Young Flyer competition. The character is voiced differently than in its previous speaking role. At the end of the second episode of season one, when Twilight Sparkle talks to Princess Celestia, there are several ponies with Time Turner's color scheme and design in the background.
Depiction in merchandise
Time Turner was first officially named on the My Little Pony trading cards unveiled in BronyCon 2012. He appears on a card together with Mayor Mare, and his description bills him as her official town timekeeper, "the pony responsible for keeping Ponyville's clocks in sync, setting the hourglass for cider competitions, and pretty much all things timey-wimey." The cards were designed specifically with the brony demographic of older fans in mind, and the writer-consultant for the set has said the consultants submitted "at least a dozen direct fandom nods". Time Turner appears in the 2011 Comic Con poster along with many other ponies from the cast.
Times are approximate and taken from videos with no prolonged transition for commercial breaks.
|1||19:57 when Pinkie Pie moves her head down then seen various times in the multiple ponies at 20:16.|
|2||20:22 then seen multiple times in the background.|
|3||2:28 in the line of ponies.|
|6||2:24 he is seen for the rest of Trixie's boasting, 20:06.|
|11||1:45 in the group of ponies, 2:49 and also 3:31, 4:40 and 4:49, 12:55 and appears most through the scene, 15:10 pushing a plow closest to the screen, two Time Turners at 19:31 and appears twice again in the next scene then again in 20:24.|
|12||5:22-5:45, making his famous scene.|
|14||13:19, there are multiple copies of them throughout Rarity's show.|
|16||Pegasus at 14:22.|
|20||In place of "Papermoon" with his color scheme at 6:51, normal color scheme at the far left at 16:42, 17:18 and when Fluttershy gets thrown around by Twilight's magic, and again in the stage shot at 18:12.|
|21||13:39 through the rest of Pinkie Pie's song in the background, 15:51, 15:55 with the same mane style as Goldengrape, 17:06, 17:59, 18:03 in the doorway, 18:18, 18:57 for a second, 20:04, 20:30, 20:34.|
|11||Part of the play|
|15||Spinning the hourglass
10.56, 11.14, 12.49- Standing next to Derpy in the crowd.
|17||0:02+3:31 in Ponyville square next to Derpy, 3:55 splashing Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom with mud, 13:36 running around in a panic in Apple Bloom's imagination|
|18||5:34-5:39 watching the Pinkie Pie parade|
|19||In the crowd watching Iron Will.|
|20||4:01-4:18 listening to Twilight (laughing with the crowd for when Twilight said that she met her future self), 4:54-5:03 taking orders from Twilight|
14:08 cornered by changelings in an alley, 15:04 Chased by a changeling
- ↑ Jason Thiessen Q&A on reddit, Doctor Whooves (2011-08-27). Retrieved on 2011 August 28.
- ↑ Q&A with the Comic Con poster artist. Retrieved on 2011 August 27.
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti discussing Apple Bloom's market scene (2011-09-22). Retrieved on 2011 September 23.
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti on Time Turner's positioning with the hourglass (2012-01-31). Retrieved on 2012 January 31.
- ↑ Enterplay consultants interview. Equestria Daily (2012-06-27). Retrieved on 2012 July 1.
- ↑ WeLoveFine Dr. Hooves T-Shirt 1 (2012-07). Retrieved on 2012 July 14.
- ↑ WeLoveFine Doctor Whooves T-Shirt 1. Retrieved on 2012 July 14.