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Jack Pot
(Jackpot)
Jack Pot ID S8E5

Jack Pot in Grannies Gone Wild
Kind Unicorn
Sex Male
Residence Las Pegasus
Occupation Stage magician
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Eyes Moderate violet
Mane ¤ Light gray and pale, light grayish cornflower blue
Coat Light cornflower blue
Magic aura Pale, light grayish orchid
Relatives Trixie (daughter)
Cutie mark
Jack Pot cutie mark crop S8E5
Voice Alex Zahara (English)
"Spectacle"
("Showcase")
Comic issue 40 Trixie's mother

"Spectacle"/"Showcase" in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #40
Kind Unicorn
Sex Female
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Mane ¤ Light and very pale gold
Coat Brilliant gamboge
Relatives Trixie (daughter)
Cutie mark
Comic issue 40 Trixie's mother's cutie mark

Jack Pot, or Jackpot; 'Spectacle', or 'Showcase'; and an unnamed unicorn mare are unicorn ponies who appear as Trixie's family members in the season eight episode Grannies Gone Wild and the IDW comics.

Development and designs

Jack Pot shares his color scheme with Trixie.

When about asked Trixie's mother's name on Twitter in March 2016, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #40 writer Ted Anderson replied, "Maybe something with 'Spectacle' or 'Showcase.' Connects to the 'tricks' idea of her daughter's name."[1]

In response to questions regarding Jack Pot's relation to Trixie on Twitter, director Jim Miller and story editor Nicole Dubuc mainly replied with "😉".[2][3][4][5][6] Miller also posited, "The question is, does HE know he’s Trixie’s dad?"[7] He later clarified, "Yes, we were implying that he was indeed TX's dad. It's not explicitly stated, and Hasbro may decide to change their minds down the line somewhere, but we thought it was a fun nod to her parentage, and made..."[8] "...sense that he was a possibly washed up Vegas style stage magician with a penchant for older ladies. Whether or not he's aware he has a daughter is up for debate."[9]

Depiction in the series

In the season eight episode Grannies Gone Wild, Trixie's father Jack Pot appears as a stage magician at Flim and Flam's Las Pegasus resort hotel alongside fellow magician Big Bucks. They first appear in DJ Pon-3's dance club checking out Granny Smith, Auntie Applesauce, Apple Rose, and Goldie Delicious on the dance floor. After a bit of flirting, they invite the "Gold Horseshoe Gals" to their magic show at the Ponet Fantastique theater later that evening, promising to save them a spot on stage.

Later, during Jack Pot and Big Bucks' magic show, they invite the grannies onto the stage to serve as assistants in their signature magic trick, the Splashtastic Escape. However, Rainbow Dash interrupts the trick and knocks the magicians' water tank over. In an effort to save face, Jack Pot and Big Bucks convince the audience that it was all part of the show, and they run away using one of Jack Pot's smoke bombs.

Depiction in the comics

FIENDship is Magic issue 3 Trixie's ancestor

Trixie's unnamed ancestor

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #40, Trixie's mother appears on page 4 dropping her daughter off at her first day of school at Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #3, an unnamed ancestor of Trixie's appears as one of the participants in a music competition held in ancient Canterlot.

Other depictions

A blurb on page 169 of The Ultimate Guide: All the Fun, Facts and Magic of My Little Pony reads, "DID YOU KNOW? Trixie's father, Jackpot, was a famous stage magician. His most impressive trick was the Splashtastic Escape, performed with his friend Big Bucks. It's no surprise that Trixie loves magic shows too!"

Quotes

"You little fillies have got some smooth moves!"
— Jack Pot, Grannies Gone Wild
"The most dangerous magical feat known to ponykind."
— Jack Pot, Grannies Gone Wild
"They will make a splashtastic escape using only the instructions we give them... with our minds."
— Jack Pot, Grannies Gone Wild
"And now, a disappearing act!"
— Jack Pot, Grannies Gone Wild
"Try learning some chords, you hacks!"
— Trixie's ancestor, My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #3

Gallery

Jack Pot "most dangerous magical feat" S8E5

Trixie's family image gallery

See also

  • Characters with a similar name (Jack Pot): Jack Hammer.

References

  1. Ted Anderson (2016-03-17). Ted Anderson on Twitter: "@nhSnork Ooh, good question. Maybe something with "Spectacle" or "Showcase." Connects to the "tricks" idea of her daughter's name.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 March 17.
  2. Jim Miller (2018-04-14). Big Jim on Twitter: "😉… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  3. Jim Miller (2018-04-14). Big Jim on Twitter: "😉… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  4. Jim Miller (2018-04-14). Big Jim on Twitter: "😉… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  5. Jim Miller (2018-04-14). Big Jim on Twitter: ";)… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  6. Nicole Dubuc (2018-04-14). Nicole Dubuc on Twitter: ";)… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  7. Jim Miller (2018-04-14). Big Jim on Twitter: "The question is, does HE know he’s Trixie’s dad?… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  8. Jim Miller (2018-04-16). Big Jim on Twitter: "With regards to this past weekend's episode and Jack Pot. Yes, we were implying that he was indeed TX's dad. It's not explicitly stated, and Hasbro may decide to change their minds down the line somewhere, but we thought it was a fun nod to her parentage, and made... #mlpseason8". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 16.
  9. Jim Miller (2018-04-16). Big Jim on Twitter: "...sense that he was a possibly washed up Vegas style stage magician with a penchant for older ladies. Whether or not he's aware he has a daughter is up for debate. #mlpseason8". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 April 16.