Today I asked Claire this question: “Is Twilight Sparkle the only Alicorn of the Main Six?” The thing that surprised me was that really was curious if Twilight Sparkle was the only one of the main My Little Pony characters to have both a horn and wings. Huh? Claire’s My Little Pony fascination had rubbed off on me. I don’t really sit and watch the show, but it is on a lot, and Claire loves to talk about it. She will rant about each character as long as you will listen. The very first thing Claire brings up when she has a friend over is MLP.
The TV show in question is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and is just about the only show Claire has been watching for the last several months. The only other show she chooses to watch, besides the occasional movie, is Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, which she can watch only once a week since it’s too, well, Barbie-ish (although it is funny and pokes fun at itself a lot). Some of Claire’s friends tease her a bit for liking a “babyish” show like My LIttle Pony, but Claire proudly stands by her ponies. I have to side with Claire on this one — the show is fairly complex and layered with morality tales, not just a bunch of generic pink ponies acting cute. The characters are unique and independent and learning lessons through trial and error. Claire hates — hates! — My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas since it is pretty babyish and shallow and has a whole different feel.
So is Twilight Sparkle the only Alicorn in the group? Claire tells me that yes she is, at least at the end of season 3. She is dying for Netflix to get season 4, though!
BTW, Claire’s friend say that Claire is the most like Apple Jack since she is honest, dependable, and helpful.