Now for my last Season 6 post. This time, it's all about the characters. (I don't know about this season's songs, but maybe I will, maybe I won't change my mind but for now, here are my favorite and least favorite characters of MLP's 6th season)
Top Five BestFor this Top Five, I've looked at my favorite characters from some of the most favorable episodes this 6th season of Friendship Is Magic unexpectedly constructed that for whatever reason just worthy of honor as some of the best MLP characters of all time. I've judged them based on their personalities, talents, and their development. Although I'm not choosing them based on which species they are if some of them aren't ponies... which (Spoiler Alert!) a couple of these entries won't be
Best Five Characters
#4: Zephyr Breeze (Flutter Brutter)Love him or hate him, Fluttershy's lazy but hilarious brother is one of my favorites because he's a character I can relate to in many ways. I'm often lazy and jobless even if I tried, and that's literally what I meant when I said I can relate to him. I'm also high in height too so if my OC was in Equestria, then Game Player would be like Zephyr, or at least just Cheese Sandwich with a not so funny or weird mane. With Zephyr's character, he's pretty funny when it comes to his affectionate love and interest in Rainbow Dash. I don't ship Dashie with him as that honor still goes to Soarin, but with enough detail in characterization for him and being a personal character for me, I have to give him a better rep for showing me what I'm often like, and for starring in an episode that teaches me to still keep trying at something (or nearly everything necessary) even if I fail at it.
#2: Sky Stinger & Vapor Trail (Top Bolt)A dragon like Ember may be extremely cool since dragons of course are cooler than any particular pony, but since I have more sympathy for Sky Stinger and Vapor Trail via their backstories, I prefer them just slightly over a dragon princess. If I chose just one over the other, I'd say Vapor, but I'm giving them both an honor here since I love them both, especially Vapor since her looks just give it away while Sky admittedly looks handsome. Sky's and Vapor's voices were even lovely and their development as two best friends only makes them both more sympathetic. Seeing them go through training from Twilight and Rainbow Dash was entertaining and sometimes I can relate to Sky whenever he reminds of whenever I personally slacked off in class which also flashes back to Testing Testing 1, 2, 3 from just 2 seasons ago. Even still, they've developed greatly above other good characters from Cutie Map-themed episodes like Saffron Masala & Coriander Cumin (from Spice Up Your Life), that's for sure.
Before I get to my top pick, here are some
Whether or not he becomes a brony or just another fan in the fandom like his daughter, Oswalt's portrayal of the character makes for great writing and charm to an already incredible episode (that of which is arguably the best of the season). Now I'm wondering who will be the next celebrity guest star on MLP... What about another celebrity who mentioned My Little Pony on his talk show like- I don't know, Jimmy Fallon? (He did mentioned that his kid loves it as well after all, so that could be yet another build up to another great guest if you ask me). Even for those of you who love the sympathetically beautiful Vapor Trail more, Quibble is a close second above her for his voice actor as my personal favorite character who's newly introduced in Season 6.
Top Five WorstFor this Top Five though, I'm looking at characters of this new season who didn't do so with development throughout the season, and have ranked them based on both that and how much they really irritated me. I've excluded characters that served a purpose in the episodes plot, but were eventually nonsensical while I progressed on throughout the season. So Pouch Pony from The Gift of the Maud Pie (as much as I would put him on here) won't be included.
Worst Five Characters
#5: Flurry HeartI know what you're thinking, but just let me speak. Flurry Heart is admittedly ardorable, but as with every other character you'll be seeing in this Top Five, she hasn't been given enough development since she was sadly overshadowed by Starlight in the premiere, and like both her and Sunburst, she served no purpose whatsoever in The Times They Are A Changeling. Another problem I have with this underdeveloped but cute little foal is how confusing it is that she was even born an alicorn unlike the other princesses before her. Celestia and Luna hardly gave any detail but I think even Celestia would've known about how a newborn foal as an alicorn before Flurry's birth is possible. So not a bad character, but to describe both her and the next two entries on my list, this Season 6 newcomer "left a lot to be desired" for me.
#4: ThoraxI'll give him at least some credit for his roles in TTTAAC and TWaBA, but the main reason he sadly makes my list of not-so-good characters is that his backstory in his first episode was hardly anything for the actual plot, and unlike Crusaders of the Lost Mark when Diamond Tiara had development and a reason for being so mean, Thorax doesn't easily earn my sympathy. I really just need to know more about him. He may have been respectable in the finale of this season, but his and the other changelings' newer reformed designs were just unoriginally cliched unlike the Mane Six's Rainbow Power forms in Twilight's Kingdom.
If they're really going to do anything with him as much as they should with Starlight (as I'll always want with her), just develop him more with more backstory than that he hardly ever got in his first episode.
#3: SunburstHe may have been introduced as a little colt with a non-speaking role back in the atrocious Season 5 Finale, but his adult-self for this season sadly makes this list for how much of another pointless plot device he serves as in The Times They Are A Changeling. Haber may having been trying to develop him in The Crystalling, but that opportunity felt completely missed out on since the only real silver lining of character development we got was that of Spike. I really don't care about him as a whole, but if they're going to develop him, please do not let Starlight interfere with it in the wrong way; as in "let him tell about his own character, and don't make Starlight do it for him." Because nobody on earth knows you quite like you know you're self, even if everything in your future is completely unpredictable. And that's another thing about Sunburst, don't make him go all OOC like Starlight has since the awful Season 5 Finale.
She isn't exactly my new worst character of the series as I find Starlight and the Shadowbolts from Friendship Games to be more pointless, but bottom line, she's definitely one of them and my most hated character of this season above any other new character from Season 6.
Do you agree with my list(s)? Who are your favorite, and also, least favorite characters of Season 6?