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Is “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” canon with Star Trek?

Inspired by the various answers and questions about ET and Star Wars based on a cameo, I wanted to know is Star Trek and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the same Multiverse? Now before you go ...
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If the ponies are vegetarian, why do they raise pigs?

From everything I've seen so far, the ponies seem to be herbivores. We never see them eat meat products of any kind. But the Apple family raises pigs in their farm (Season 3 Episode 10 "Spike at Your ...
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What is the relative scale of the My Little Pony universe?

Quite simply, how do the people(?) and things in the MLP universe compare to real-world equivalents? Are the ponies the size of people, or RL ponies? Or smaller/bigger? How about things like trees or ...
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Pony ages in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

What is the actual age of the following ponies: Twilight Sparkle Pinkie Pie Rarity Apple Jack Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Princess Luna Princess Celestia Granny Smith So let's add some constraints: ...
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What's the explanation for Luna's change in appearance?

At the end of the 2-part first season opener, Friendship Is Magic, Nightmare Moon is turned into Luna. Her appearance as Luna is like any of the other regular ponies. In the season 2 episode Lesson ...
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What does Derpy's cutie mark mean?

This is 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. What does this cutie mark mean? Or, more ...
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Do My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ponies have coats?

Real life ponies have long hair on their manes and tails, and shorter hair covering their bodies. Friendship is Magic ponies clearly have manes and tails, but do they have hair elsewhere? Their skin ...
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What is the name of the river that flows through Ponyville?

Most of the maps of Equestria show a river flowing through Ponyville but I have not found one where the river is named (see example below). What is the name of the river that flows through Ponyville?
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How powerful is Twilight Sparkle?

Over the course of season one it seemed as though Twilights repertoire of magic was rather narrow, but as season two has progressed she has gained more and more magical power. She can perform time and ...
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I have a portrait in the classroom and a bust in the library. Who am I?

I would like to find out the identity of a certain horse who I believe we see only in works of art within the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. This horse has a framed portrait in the ...
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Why do the Cutie Mark Crusaders live with their sisters instead of their parents?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the Cutie Mark Crusaders (i.e. Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Applebloom) apparently live with their big sisters (i.e. Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Applejack). ...
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How long is a pony year/season?

As we see in the MLP universe the ponies themselves have control over when seasons change (via Winter Wrap Up, Fall Run, etc) so there is no natural reason for seasons to change. Is there any ...
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What is the speck moving in the sky in the very last scene of My Little Pony: FIM S6 E2?

In the newest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, S6 E2 “The Crystalling, part 2”, at the very last scene before the end credits start, there's a small moving speck visible in the sky. ...
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What was Star Swirl the Bearded's spell *supposed* to do?

"From one to another, another to one. A mark of one's destiny singled out alone, fulfilled." — Star Swirl the Bearded's unfinished spell In Magical Mystery Cure, Princess Celestia sends Twilight ...
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What kind of authority does Rainbow Dash have?

In Hurricane Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash takes charge of the Pegasi of Ponyville to lift water for Cloudsdale. Does she have some sort of official command, or is she just taking charge of her own accord?
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Was this official picture ever commented on by the MLP:FiM show staff?

As some people may know, the official MLP:FiM collectable card game is notorious for reusing show pictures / flash puppet / vectors from the actual show for the artwork used on most of the cards (...
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Who is the green bearded painter unicorn in S6 E4 “On Your Marks”?

The recent episode S6 E4 “On Your Marks” of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has a short scene of a painting lesson in a studio. There are eight ponies in that scene. We (the fans of the show ...
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Do any of the other “Mane Six” have surnames?

By-and-large, surnames seem to be completely ignored in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - with two exceptions that I can think of: Mr. and Mrs. Cake The Apple Family, though none of this family ...
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What is the significance of the background alicorns?

In Lesson Zero, Twilight worries about being sent back to Magic Kindergarten, and we see her daydream about a room full of foals teasing her: In the back row on the right, we have a filly with both ...
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Why does Spike eat gems in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Spike is a Dragon that eat gemstones. Here's some proof for the distrustful: Maybe it's me that don't know a lot about the Dragons lore, but it's the first time ...
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When is the Grand Galloping Gala?

In My Little Pony: Firendship is magic, one of the events in the year is the Grand Galloping Gala. In another question someone mentioned that the GGG occured between 'Christmas' and 'Valentines'. Is ...
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Are earth ponies represented in the government of Equestria?

It seems that while Equestria's government is ruled at the top as a monarchy/oligarchy by Princess Celestia (a pony with both a horn and wings) and Princess Luna (the same type of pony as Celestia). ...
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Are all Alicorns Royal?

All the Princess' in the My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic series have both wings and a horn. Is this a trend, or a coincidence? I suppose I want to know, which one implies the other? Are they royal ...
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Is there a king or queen of Equestria?

Typically, princes and princesses are the children of the king and queen. So far, we have seen princes and princesses in Equestria (Celestia, Luna, Blueblood, Cadence, Shining Armor) and saw ...
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What are the rules for using “Nobody” and “Nopony”?

I recently watched an episode of My Little Pony where Twilight says "Nobody". It's in the episode "Over A Barrel" where she says "Why won't anybody be rational or reasonable?" This runs contrary to ...
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Does Tempest have a Cutie Mark?

In My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Tempest Shadow is never shown with a cutie mark. As an adult she is always wearing her suit of armor, and as a filly in a flashback she doesn't appear to (yet) ...
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Do mules or hinnies exist?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic we see numerous types of creatures: ponies (obviously), zebras, buffalo, sheep, donkeys, dragons, as well as numerous woodland and farm creatures such as ...
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Is there an entire day missing from the story?

In the Equestria Girls movie, Princess Luna specifically states that Twilight will have THREE days to finish her mission or the portal closes. It is shown that Twilight sleeps in the library once (...
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Is Pinkie Pie psychic in My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic?

In Equestria Girl movies and some MLP episodes it seems like Pinkie Pie knows what going to happen before it does like in Equestria Girls 1 she knows that Twilight Sparkle isn't from their world, but ...
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Are there other artwork foreshadowings in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, like the one in the pilot?

My 5 year old daughter showed me this while we were re-watching the pilot episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This is very early in the episode, and long before the "bad pony" has been ...
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Is the scene where Twilight Sparkle retrieves the Staff of Sacanas an homage to something?

Twilight Sparkle descending from the clouds in an angelic pose holding the Staff of Sacanas looks really familiar. My instinct is it's a reference to an old painting. Where is it from?
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Are only hoofed creatures sentient?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic I've noticed that creatures such as ponies, buffalo, and sheep will speak, while rabbits and other woodland creatures make vaguely intelligible chirping/babbling ...
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What is Big Macintosh wearing? Why is his tail short?

Here's an image of Big Macintosh: What does he have around his neck? Also, why is his tail short?
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Why did Starswirl the Bearded invent an 'amniomorphic spell'?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (S2 E4, Luna Eclipsed), one of the main characters, Twilight Sparkle, was extolling the virtues of a wizard from ancient times, called Starswirl the Bearded. She ...
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What is Zephyr Breeze's special talent according to his Cutie Mark?

Typically, in the MLP universe, once a pony realizes their special talent, their Cutie Mark materializes and that pony spends their lives utilizing that skill, having realized that it was what they ...
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Who are the two yellow mares in the season 5 poster?

At the middle of season 5 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Hasbro has released a partly censored S5 cast poster. The poster shows most of the cast of the season, with many characters hidden by ...
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Was the ponies' knowledge of Night Mare Moon retconned in “Luna Eclipsed”?

In the episode "Luna Eclipsed" (S02E04) the ponies celebrate their own version of Halloween where the children have to "sacrifice" part of their candy to Night Mare Moon. It is stated throughout the ...
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Were Celestia and Luna born as alicorn?

Disclaimer: This question contains unmarked spoilers for season six of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. By now, most people should have seen the episodes here discussed, but just in case avoid the ...
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The Alicorn-Earth Pony Connection

If Alicorns can do magic like Unicorns, and Fly like Pegasi, do they also have Earth Ponies' Nature Magic? Relatedly, can Earth Ponies become Alicorns, ever, or is this something only Unicorns and ...
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Do we know if mares outnumber the stallions in Ponyville?

From what I've seen in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoons it seems like there are many more mares than stallions. I'm not talking about speaking roles exclusively. It seems in general, ...
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I have a statue on a fountain near the town hall in Ponyville. Who am I?

Similar to what b_jonas did in his question I have a portrait in the classroom and a bust in the library. Who am I?, I too was wondering about a statue that appear in the MLP:FiM show. This is a very ...
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Do the ponies of Equestria have non-exile space travel?

In the first story arc of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Is there any indication that the ponies of Equestria have access to space travel in any way, whether technological or magical, that they ...
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When was Starswirl the Bearded alive in relation to the events of the MLP: FIM TV show?

Starswirl the Bearded is referenced often enough in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to be clear that he was an important character in the history of the universe the show is based in. But, I ...
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On which episodes the Royal Wedding Castle Playset is based?

I got from an exclusive source that my daughter will get the Royal Wedding Castle Playset from Santa this year. She watch the french translation of the show, which is a season late compared to the ...
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Why does Rainbow Dash refer to herself as a billy?

In the episode Sonic Rainboom, right near the start you hear Rainbow Dash refer to herself as a 'Billy'? The only reference I can find to this is a 'male goat'. Why would she say that?
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Who are Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's mother and father?

Who are Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's parents?
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Why does Princess Twilight Sparkle's castle lack guards and other servants?

Both the Castle of the Two Sisters (Princesses Celestia/Luna) and the Crystal Empire (Princess Cadence) contain several guards and other useful servants to help maintain things. Yet, the only ponies ...
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What can Twilight Sparkle take with her when teleporting?

In S4E1, we see Twilight Sparkle flying fast with Spike on her back. Heading directly towards the Golden Oak Library, she's going too fast to stop, so she teleports herself inside. Spike remains, ...
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What does the Mirror Pool actually duplicate?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 3, Episode 3: Too Many Pinkie Pies, Pinkie Pie uses the Mirror Pool to make clones of herself so that she can have fun in multiple places simultaneously. ...
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Does Sunset Shimmer have a human equivalent?

Sunset Shimmer, to the best of my understanding, is a pony who was sent to Canterlot High by Princess Celestia. We've seen plenty of human counterparts including counterparts for all of the main ...