Now that Rarity and Pinkie Pie are getting some needed screentime together next week, it made me think. What other characters also really require some longer focus to play off of each other? Comics don't count.
Here's a list of who and why:
Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy
Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are voiced by the same person, so I can certainly see why it would be more stress on everyone to create a whole episode of just one actor talking to themselves, but it's been done before in Fall Weather Friends and also Rarity Takes Manehattan so we know it's something that can be done!
But if we think about it, these two interacting with each other would totally be a goldmine of storytelling potential. They're polar opposites, with Pinkie Pie being loud, extraverted and bold and Fluttershy being quiet, introverted and reclusive. We also know that Pinkie Pie does respect Fluttershy enough not to want to prank her in Griffon the Brush Off. It's the only pairing that hasn't really been explored as far as I can remember.
Spike and Shining Armor
These two really need a spotlight! Okay I'll go back to my corner now...
In all seriousness though, these two are basically brothers, what gives! Shining Armor is probably going to be a devoted, stressed father to Flurry Heart, so he obviously feels emotions. The most screentime they had together really was in Equestria Games, and that was just a passing remark about how only the winner's anthem is played. If you ask me, these two really need some screentime together. Spike's into comics, and so is Shining Armor, so writers, take it from that angle please!
Snips and Snails
These two! Love them or hate them, you most likely agree that these two are unexplored characters in terms of the television show. We wanna see what kinda magic they can do other than turn the lights on. I'm even struggling what to say because these two are hardly developed. They can cause mischief and one of them is a little slow I guess. We need more!
Apple Bloom and Babs Seed
While One Bad Apple and Apple Family Reunion were good examples of screentime these two have had, more story needs to be told. How will Babs react when she sees the CMC with new cutie marks? Will she feel left out because she didn't get a similar one? How is her mane-styling going? Who are her parents? Apple Bloom might be heading to Manehattan with the rest of the CMC sometime soon due to a teaser image of Babs with their company. I hope so because Babs is my second best member behind Apple Bloom.
CELESTIA AND LUNA!!!
We've already seen the two bonding last season in Slice of Life and also working together in The Crystalling. Luna has had her share of episodes, I think it's only fair that Celestia gets a focus episode in the future to really flesh out her character. I want to see them bicker and I want to see them fondly remembering the good memories they shared, perhaps even in a flashback. These two are likely the most mysterious supporting characters in the show to date. Get it done, writers!
Mr. and Mrs. Cake
These characters we definitly need to see more of. They are two very different ponies but they work together to reach their goals. Mrs. Cake seems more mature and old, whereas Mr. Cake looks young and much more prone to panic. I also think that the twins need some more screentime with their parents.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon
Wow! These two turned from flat characters into real people only last season in so short a time into an episode. Diamond Tiara is the leader and Silver Spoon is her friend who is less interested in picking on other ponies and just wants to be popular and loved by Diamond. Obviously now that Diamond Tiara is reformed now into a nicer pony, that dynamic isn't going to be addressed very much if at all any longer. I think that Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon should swap places, with Diamond wanting Silver to speak up more and take the lead in order to repent for her actions. Perhaps they can help the CMC with their tasks too! I think it would be a huge waste of opportunity if the show just never focused on these two ever again.
Starlight Glimmer and Spike
Wow Spike you really need more friends, and a brother! I can't be the only one who loved to see these two interacting in The Crystalling. Spike's ego was quickly taken advantage of by Starlight Glimmer but he was also smart enough to tell that she was trying to delay him. He's really at his best when he's not in the spotlight on his own, instead when he can play off of other characters. Spike trusts Starlight greatly and they seem to be on the same level when it comes to how they look up to Princess Twilight. He's also good at prompting Starlight to do something she really doesn't want to do, like meeting up with Sunburst. They need their own episode together soon where they get into some trouble and have to keep it a secret from Twilight.
Suri Polomare and Rarity
Like I said earlier, these two are voiced by the same actress, Tabitha. <3
I want Rarity's new shop in Manehattan to have some competition from across the street, perhaps with Suri stealing and copying her designs again whilst pretending to be a customer. Perhaps Coco Pommel could even also make another appearence working for Rarity!
Cheerilee and Rarity
Cheerilee was in Rarity's class when she was a filly, meaning they're the same age and possibly have a history together. They don't seem to talk to each other so maybe they had an argument and ceased contact. That would be a cool story to focus on because Cheerilee has been depicted as a bit sarcastic/stressed/strict in the past. That would be a pretty eintertaining angle to come from.
What did you think of my list? Are there any other characters you can think of whose dynamics haven't been explored together. Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading! :P