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This is Derpy:

Derpy

As we know, in the MLP:FiM universe, cutie marks indicate a pony's special talent or individualizing feature.

Derpy's is a bunch of bubbles.

bubblesmark

What does this cutie mark mean? Or, more fully, what is Derpy's special talent?

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    Would it be immature to say "farts"? I think it would. I won't say that. – Paul D. Waite Apr 4 '13 at 14:22
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This may be too much of a general-reference sort of question, but still.

Out-of-universe, she was originally just a background pony/pegasus and the bubbles mean nothing.

In-universe, Derpy is cheerful yet clumsy, so the bubbles are a reference to being a bit of a bubblehead.

(Note: Despite the gravatar I've used since Christmas 2011, I am not a "brony," but I've watched all of S1 of MLP and most of the MLP movies from the generation just before FIM with my daughter.)

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    You should definitely watch season 2, it really picks up shortly into that. – RCIX May 1 '12 at 23:54
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Her "Bubbles" cutie mark is because of Faust's liking of The Powerpuff girls, and one of the Powerpuff girls, called "Bubbles" often acts silly (or Derpy) at times.

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    Did Faust confirm this in an interview somewhere? – user1027 Apr 4 '13 at 17:56
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    Faust didn't just like Powerpuff Girls, she worked on that show. A lot of the style (action, characterisation) of MLP was influenced by her time there. That said, your answer needs a reference, quote, or something to prove your statement. – Tim Nov 4 '16 at 0:25
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In a twit, Lauren Faust confirmed that Derpy's cutie mark was in fact helium bubbles.

Regarding pegasus helium farts: I think we finally know what Derpy's cutie mark is.

Via Twitter

That being said, I suspect she might have been joking.

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I have heard about derpys cutie mark having to do with bubble wrap because she supposedly deliveres mail. So i guess she wraps it in bubble wrap. The power puff girl thing is most likely though

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  • Ah! I never thought of that! I'd personally accept the bubble wrap theory as most canon. – shieldgenerator7 Nov 19 '14 at 11:42
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Someone once said that it may have something to do with diving/swimming, due to some evidence related to a book in the show (I don't remember the details)

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    Hello and welcome to Scifi.SE. Can you add a source for those details ? That would be great – Kalissar Aug 4 '13 at 7:20
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Derpy is bright, cheerful, and bubbly, so I think it would be appropriate to say it is a bunch of bubbles, because derpy is so full of life and never looks at the bad side of things!

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This answer is tricky, but I think the bubbles refer to the girl Bubbles from the PowerPuff Girls because Bubbles looks like her sisters but is completely clueless, just like derpy.

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