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From Lauren Faust's Deviant Art Page Q: How old are the ponies? A: The ponies' ages were left intentionally undefined. I like to think of them as having maturity levels anywhere between 12 and 18, (but remember that maturity is different than age. You can be a 10-year-old with the maturity of a 15-year-old, and you can be a 35-year-old with the ...


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According to Lauren Faust, creator, writer and Senior Animator of "Friendship is Magic", the pigs were kept for humanitarian (pigitarian? ponitarian?) reasons as well as to help the ponies to locate truffles. Obviously it can't be for food, given that ponies in Equestria are strictly vegetarian


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Not Canonically. While the canon policy of Star Trek is vague, and the best I can find of it is on wikipedia here or on the wayback machine from the official site here, it is still clear that media which isn't branded Star Trek is out since even media which is isn't necessarily in. Given what we know about Q, it is certainly conceivable that Q and discord ...


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Equestrian ponies are not exclusively herbivores. That looks like a meat sandwich to me, and Pinkie Pie references hot dogs in Fall Weather Friends. One could argue that they're vegetarian equivalents, but that just pushes the notion back to "equivalent of what?" The presence of a vegetarian hot dog implies an original meat hot dog for it to be mimicking. ...


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In Hearth's Warming Eve, Twilight said, "I spy an 8 foot candy cane." Scootaloo was standing next to it. Comparing Scootaloo and the candy cane together, we can estimate that she is about 3 feet tall. Adult ponies are slightly taller, I estimate 4 feet. Because the ponies are in the same proportion to houses, trees, etc. in their world as we are in ours, it ...


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As of Pinkie Pride, we have another scale to go on; Cheese Sandwich stands against a height chart. There is one major, glaring flaw with the calculations above: They measure from the top of a pony's head to the ground. This is understandable, as it's what you do when measuring a human's height, and we're humans (most of us...); unfortunately, that technique ...


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Based on what we can see in the show, they must have some sort of "fur". During the "Ponyville Confidential" episode, Snips and Snails get stuck together from some chewing-gum. Later in the episode, it is shown that to get free they had to shave-off their coats. (note: the image here is taken after they get stuck again, in an attempt to drawn the attention ...


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I think the premise of this question is incorrect. Scootaloo does not seem to be the sibling of any pony who has been named so far. In Sleepless in Ponyville she explicitly hopes that Rainbow Dash will "become like my big sister", which makes it clear that she and RD are not sisters, and also strongly suggests that she doesn't have any real (but unseen) big ...


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We actually have seen mules, and they've been mentioned several times besides. In "Applebuck Season", after Twilight says that Applejack is as stubborn as a mule, she then apologizes to a mule that suddenly appears standing next to her; a similar exchange occurs in the beginning of "Hurricane Fluttershy" after Rainbow Dash says "Be cool or be a mule." The ...


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According to a report of a Q&A with the show's writers, when asked what the intent of Star Swirl's spell was, they answered: We never went that far into it.


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It's a horse collar, used for pulling plows and other heavy loads. A horse collar is a part of a horse harness device used to distribute load around a horse's neck and shoulders when pulling a wagon or plow. The collar often supports and pads a pair of curved metal or wood pieces, called hames, to which the traces of the harness are attached. The collar ...


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They have family naming conventions — but not exactly surnames. Both on-screen and in supplementary material and interviews, we get hints or outright information about some of their families' naming patterns. Sadly, some families are more mysterious than others, but it seems reasonable that the ones we don't know about yet do also have some kind of ...


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Nope. Let's look at the transcript for a timeline. Day 1: Twilight Sparkle and Spike arrive and meet the rest of the girls. Night 1: Twilight Sparkle and Spike sleep in the library, as you said. Day 2: Twilight Sparkle goes about trying to get the girls to be friends again. We know that this day is Thursday because of Principal Celestia. Principal ...


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It's a changeling: Changelings in a previous episode for comparison:


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I dunno about FIM, but that's Leonardo da Vinci Note that his cutie mark is a ponified version of the Mona Lisa


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Obviously as already stated by sebsmith in his answer, the two medias cannot be considered canon to each other. We are talking about two different shows, with intellectual property rights owned by two separate entities. Unless some sort of agreement was made, it would be impossible for either of the shows to incorporate elements of the other in its canon. ...


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Sadly, I would argue that as far as the current clues go, there is no evidence that the "Decorative Horse Head" statues/paintings are meant to represent a specific character at all, or at least one the show creators have given a specific identity to, so all I can provide are some considerations on the issue. First of all, let's just consider an Out-Of-...


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New info from Pinkie Pride: Rainbow Dash's birthday cake has 21 candles visible. That said, we don't see the reverse side of the cake (where there could be more candles), and the celebration is Rainbow's "Birthiversary" -- a simultaneous celebration of her birthday and the anniversary of her arrival in Ponyville, so the candle count could be a combination ...


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Is there any indication of a grade or power level she has achieved? Perhaps in a letter from Princess Celestia? The only thing offhand I can think of that would fit this description is her status as Princess Celestia's apprentice/most loyal student (see the character sidebar and summary on Twilight Sparkle's wikia page). Twilight Sparkle is a unicorn ...


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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," ...


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Matter Eater Lad! Matter-Eater Lad can eat any substance in any amount at super-speed. He can consume an unlimited amount of matter in any form - solid, liquid or gas. He once hollowed out a large meteor in a matter of minutes. Digestive Enzymes: Their power to eat hard objects, like steel, without having super-strength or invulnerability, stems from the ...


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Granny Smith is at least a couple of hundred years old. This is shown in Family Appreciation Day as she is one of the first to settle in Ponyville and in Winter Wrap Up, Twilight Sparkle says that Ponyville's been wrapping up winter for hundreds of years without magic. Just put two and two together and you can tell Granny Smith must be at least a hundred ...


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According to the wikia, Rainbow Dash is in charge of managing the weather in Ponyville. Presumably this leads into other Ponyville Pegasi naturally looking towards her for leadership in other situations (the events in Hurricane Fluttershy for example). Beyond that, it's likely the case that she's just highly confident and more likely than usual to find ...


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As the seasons progress, Twilight's power grows. Notice the spell of teleportation: In S1E2, while confronting Nightmare Moon, the single teleportation across the room takes a lot of effort and leaves her visibly dizzy. Sometime later in the same season, during S1E4; "Applebuck Season" she teleports around casually, chasing Applejack around. Apparently, ...


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I found this when browsing around. I hope it helps.


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Most objects seen in Equestria could be arbitrarily big or small, and the show staff often play fast and loose with measurements. But one thing you can't change the size of is a musical instrument. If Octavia's cello was smaller than a standard cello, it would produce a different sound. Her un-pony-like stance makes this a bit harder to measure, and Octavia ...


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Short answer: apart from her "Pinkie Sense" there is no specific confirmation in the show/comics that she may have some hidden power that would allow her to see the future (the only allusion begin the episode where she dress like a fortune teller). The "Pinkie Sense" itself it is not fully explained: it gets its name in episode 15 of season 1, but the whole ...


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It's actually "filly" (a young, female, horse): TWILIGHT SPARKLE: What's a sonic rainboom? PINKIE PIE: You really need to get out more. The sonic rainboom is legendary! When a Pegasus like Rainbow Dash gets going soo fast... BOOM! A sonic boom and a rainbow can happen all at once! APPLEJACK: And Rainbow Dash here's the only pony to ever pull it ...


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In equestria girls human fluttershy is shown with a rabbit and if you compare witha scene of fluttershy with angel you can see that ponies are about half the hight of an average teenager.


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The dragon of the Beowulf tale hoarded gems, gold, helmets, and other treasures. Perhaps the eating of gemstones is My Little Pony's answer to why dragons hoard gems in the first place.


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