Name: Twilight Sparkle
Race: Unicorn pony
Alignment: Lawful Studious
Twilight Sparkle couldn't be any more of a wizard if you painted the word "wizard" on her in primary colors.
She is the first pony we meet in Friendship is Magic, and at that moment she's studying a book of either prophecy or forgotten lore. She then races back to her home, which is part library, part laboratory, and part observatory, and enlists Spike, her pet baby dragon, to help her confirm a prediction that the Mare in the Moon is the dreaded Nightmare Moon. Let me repeat that: she has a dragon assistant.
|My little grimoire, my little grimoire...|
Twilight Sparkle is incredibly book-smart and organized to the point of obsession, but has such poor social skills that her mentor -- who also happens to be Princess Celestia, ruler of all Equestria and essentially Goddess of the Sun -- has to outright order her to make some friends. (This is essentially her first quest. We've all seen versions of the "straighten up and fly right" plot, most recently in Thor, but this is the first time I've ever seen a quest to "Loosen the heck up and get a life.")
Due to her superb organizational skills and unmatched intellect, she is not only the brains of the group but also its natural leader due to her ability to match problems to ponies with the proper skills for overcoming them. And while other unicorn ponies have some mild magical abilities relating to their raison d'être (see: cutie marks) as well as weak telekinesis, Twilight Sparkle's magical ability is for, well, magic. She uses her horn the way Harry Potter uses his wand.
Oh yes, did I mention she frequently wields incredible arcane power?
- Intelligence is her core stat.
- Charisma is her dump stat.
- She has tons of knowledge skills.
- She has a baby dragon who serves as her improved familiar.
- And she totally rocks the wizard look.
|Shown: robe. Not shown: wizard hat. I blame Trixie for making them unfashionable.|
Key "Twilight Sparkle is a wizard" episodes:
- Assembles the Elements of Harmony to defeat Nightmare Moon in The Mare in the Moon
- Tranquilizes an Ursa Minor in Boast Busters
- Leads her PC to fight a dragon in Dragonshy
- Fights a hydra -- solo! -- and defeats it with strategy in Feeling Pinkie Keen
- Casts spells that enable non-flying ponies to visit Cloudsdale in Sonic Rainboom
- Has her magical origin in Cutie Mark Chronicles
This isn't canon, but it should be. Kick her flank, Twilight!
Tomorrow: is Wednesday, and that means Wacky!