Starlight Glimmer

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Starlight Glimmer is a major character from the Hasbro series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

As a filly, after her only best friend Sunburst left for Canterlot once he got his cutie mark, Starlight Glimmer grew a strong vandetta against cutie marks, as well as a fear of abandonment that she never made any new friends because she feared they would leave her as well once they got their cutie marks. Growing up, she gained a strong lust for power due to her vandetta and years of isolation from other ponies, as she took over a village by stripping every pony of their cutie marks to make them no different from each other, aiming to create a utopia where she would rule while still having her own cutie mark watching over the village to create a balance. Her plans were then ruined by Twilight and her friends, and she swears revenge on them before running off.

Wanting to get revenge on Twilight and proving to her how bad cutie marks really are, she goes back in time to stop the Sonic Rainboom that lead the Main 6 to gain their cutie marks, while also believing no harm would be dealt to the present. After Twilight questions her hatred towards cutie marks, Starlight reveals Twilight her past, and then plans to stop Twilight from restoring time by tearing Starswirl's time spell page. Twilight was able to stop her by convincing her to turn over a new leaf. Starlight eventually agrees, as well as face the consequences for her actions. But as no consequences slapped her, Twilight makes Starlight her pupil, and Starlight vows to change herself.

From the beginning of season 6 onward, Starlight has redeemed herself, and has managed to patch things up with Sunburst. As well as gain new friends, including her other best friend, Trixie.

Why She Rocks

  1. As a unicorn, she's very talented at magic, and can be able to use very complex spells. Her skills are practically powerful enough to rival Twilight's magic.
  2. As a character, she's written as very relatable for those who have a fear of abandonment, as well as those who are very emotional and tend to let their emotions dictate their actions. Also for those who try to make up for their past sins.
  3. From the beginning of season 6, Starlight comes off as quite likable, as she comes off as well determined to change herself.
  4. She has a very awesome character design, both pony and human design.
  5. She has managed to stop a lot of villains. Especially Queen Chrysalis.
  6. Instead of just picking fights with villains immediately, even after they resist to listen, Starlight still tries to talk sense into the villains instead of resorting to violence instantly.

Bad Qualities

  1. Compared to some of the other redeemed bad guys with sympathetic backstories, Starlight's was one of the weakest.
  2. Starlight starting and equalized utopia by confiscating other ponies cutie marks makes her a rip off of communist-esque villains like Noatak/Amon from The Legend of Korra. Starlight hypocritically kept her cutie mark and used her powerful magic to take away other’s marks, similar to how Noatak was a blood bender from the water tribe who used blood bending to take away people’s bending abilities.
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