WARNING: Possible Spoilers Below

Hey, everyone. It's TheGuineaPig45, here! So, as most of you know, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games is releasing in September, and in the trailer, we got our first glimpse of rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, and the students and teachers that are there. A lot of people who were missing at CHS seem to be here, as well as some new characters. I would like to discuss what we already know about the main characters who attend this school, some of the other students/teachers we see there, and predict who else we may see when the film releases.

Main Characters

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Crystal Prep's Twilight Sparkle.

From what we have seen in the trailers, toys, and other pictures, it seems like the film will have twelve main characters: six Wondercolts and six Shadowbolts. One of these main characters is the actual Twilight Sparkle who has always lived in the human world. Most likely, she will play an incredibly big role in the film, attempting to find out what has been going on at Canterlot High. Now, according to her website description, it says she maintains the same personality traits as pony Twilight, which makes sense, but that this Twilight has not learned the magic of friendship. My guess is that she will be like the Twilight we saw in the beginning of the show, who was very focused on research. Maybe this side of her will be explored more than ever in the film. She doesn't seem very comfortable at her school, though. The other students seem to ignore her, even when she does try to be friends with them (see below).

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Sugarcoat: You should consider not speaking in public.

Next up, we've got 5 new characters: Sugarcoat, Sour Sweet, Lemon Zest, Sunny Flare, and Indigo Zap. So far, we haven't seen much of any of them, aside from Sugarcoat, who we have seen and heard in both trailers. Sugarcoat is very blunt about things, according to her description, and it shows. Her two lines, (both directed at Twilght) have been pretty straightforward, but they haven't exactly been nice. Sugarcoat, ironically, doesn't seem to try to sugarcoat anything. I have a feeling we'll hear a lot of lines similar to, "You're really bad at this!" and "You should consider not speaking in public."

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Remaining from left to right: Sunny Flare, Indigo Zap, Lemon Zest, and Sour Sweet.

As stated before, we haven't heard much about the other four. According to their descriptions, Sour Sweet seems to be the sarcastic leader of the group, as we see her in front of her fellow Shadowbolts in one shot. Indigo seems a lot like Rainbow; ultra-competitive, although Indigo seems to use peer pressure to "help out" her team. Sunny Flare seems to be the one who makes sure everyone follows the rules, and will call people out when she feels it's necessary. And Lemon Zest doesn't seem to even care about her teammates aside from in the Friendship Games.

With each of these girls having such different and conflicting personalities, I find it hard to see them getting along. While the Wondercolts are all friends, these girls seem like their opposites. I'm excited to see how they handle each of them and how they work as a group. I think it will be very interesting to watch.

Supporting/Background Characters

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Principal Cinch is next to Indigo Zap.

While those six are the film's main characters, Crystal Prep has plenty of other students and faculty members that will also appear. One of these is a new character, Principal Cinch. While she is hard to notice in the trailer, she is seen with the other Shadowbolts right when Twilight's magical amulet is about to burst. There hasn't been too much information on her, but a small amount has appeared. She is Crystal Prep's principal, and in the Facebook "Friendship Games Fantasy League", it says that she may threaten to revoke Twilight's scholarship. At the current point in time, it is unknown as to why, but we will have to see.

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Human Cadance makes her debut.

Another character seen in the trailer, although only for a brief second, is human Cadance. Since Twilight is at CP, it makes sense that her sister-in-law would be there too. It's great to see her human counterpart. While it hasn't been confirmed if she is a student or a faculty member, she seems to be the latter, because rather than wearing a purple school uniform, she is wearing a blue outfit similar to Prinipal Cinch's. This is my own theory, but it's possible that Cadance tells Twilight to go to the Friendship Games so that she can make friends. Whether or not this is true, it should be interesting to see how she interacts with her sister-in-law in this world.

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Many other students behind CP's "Main Six".

There are also several other characters at Crystal Prep that seem to be in the background as students; specifically, Jet Set, Upper Crust, Neon Lights, Trenderhoof, Royal Pin, Fleur Dis Lee, and Suri Polomare. Interestingly, quite a lot of those appear in Canterlot frequently as background ponies. Suri, Jet Set, and Upper Crust all also featured some antagonistic character traits. There are a few similarites between all these characters, which makes me wonder if Crystal Prep will have Canterlot background ponies as well as antagonists/former antagonists attending their school. If so, then there is a possibility of Queen Chrysalis also appearing (although most likely as faculty), since she is supposed to get a doll and has EG artwork already.

With seeing these characters at this school, it sure seems like it would be an interesting school to attend. There would be all kinds of different people there. It makes me wonder who else we'll see when the film releases.


Based on what we know about Crystal Prep, and some theories about the background students (seen above), I am going to say who I predict we might see at Crystal Prep as a teacher or faculty member when the film releases.

1. Shining Armor

If Twilight's sister-in-law is at Crystal Prep, it would make sense to see her brother as well. He could be a faculty member (I would say the coach or gym teacher, but that is taken by a new character). Regardless of what he does, it would still be nice to see him.

2. Lightning Dust

While she isn't a Canterlot background pony, she seems like the kind of person who would be at the school, based on what I've seen. She has some traits similar to Indigo Zap, so I think she'd be a good choice.

3. Fancy Pants

Same case as Shining Armor. Since Fleur Dis Lee is at Crystal Prep, it makes sense Fancy Fants would be there too. If Fleur is a student, I would say he'd be a student too. If he ends up as a teacher, though, I don't know what he'd teach.

4. Sapphire Shores

At Crystal Prep, there is already one character who is a celebrity in the Equestria: Trenderhoof. It's possible that there could be another. Plus, Sapphire appears in Canterlot a lot as well, and already has a doll!


To conclude, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about the characters seen at Crystal Prep Academy. I am very interested to see what they do with these characters, and I'm very excited to watch the film in September.

What about all of you guys? What do you think about these characters? Who do you want to see at Crystal Prep? If you would like to, feel free to discuss below. Thank you, and goodbye until next time!