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The Crusaders
The CMCs waving to Rainbow Dash EG3
The Crusaders in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Eyes Brilliant tangelo (Apple Bloom)
Brilliant sap green (Sweetie Belle)
Moderate purple (Scootaloo)
Hair Brilliant crimson (Apple Bloom)
Pale, light grayish rose and grayish mulberry (Sweetie Belle)
Moderate cerise (Scootaloo)
Coat Pale, light grayish apple green (Apple Bloom)
Light gray (Sweetie Belle)
Light gamboge (Scootaloo)
Residence Human world
Occupation Students at Canterlot High School
Voice Michelle Creber (Apple Bloom)
Claire Corlett (Sweetie Belle)
The Crusaders are a trio of Canterlot High School freshmen consisting of Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle.


Depiction in films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the Crusaders appear as students of Canterlot High School. Among the three, only Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle have speaking roles. They first appear passing by Twilight Sparkle and Spike in the school hallway; Scootaloo in particular nearly crashes into Twilight with her scooter.

Later, in the school library, the Crusaders dance to a music video they uploaded to the internet, but Cheerilee scolds them for using a school computer for non-research purposes and confiscates their speaker. Apple Bloom suggests that it's for the best and points out the video's comments, one of which calls the video the "funniest thing I've ever seen". The Crusaders take this to mean they should try comedy and run off.

The Crusaders also appear in the school cafeteria during the Equestria Girls song. Near the end of the film, they attend the Fall Formal dance and fall under Sunset Shimmer's hypnotic trance. When the dance continues after Sunset's defeat, Rainbow Dash picks up Scootaloo and flies her around the gymnasium.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, the Crusaders participate as a competing musical act in the CHS Musical Showcase. At the beginning of the film, when Sunset Shimmer offers to help them with their banner, they nervously decline. In the cafeteria, the Crusaders fall under the Dazzlings' spell and face off heatedly against their fellow students.

In the Battle of the Bands, the Crusaders wear costumes similar to the ones their pony counterparts wear in the Friendship is Magic episode The Show Stoppers. They triumph over Derpy's band, but they are eliminated by Flash Sentry's band. At the end of the film, they walk with Sunset Shimmer in the hallway during Shine Like Rainbows.

Apple Bloom is the only Crusader with a speaking role in the film. Claire Corlett is credited in the film's end credits as Sweetie Belle, but she does not have any lines of dialogue.

Music to My Ears

In the Rainbow Rocks animated short Music to My Ears, the Crusaders pass by DJ Pon-3 on the street while she listens to dubstep on her headphones.

Shake Your Tail

Apple Bloom briefly appears among a crowd of Canterlot High students during the Rainbooms' performance of Shake Your Tail. While sitting on Big McIntosh's shoulders, she hits a beach ball into the air.

Perfect Day for Fun

In the musical short Perfect Day for Fun, the Crusaders dance during the Rainbooms' concert and gather together for a group photo with Vice Principal Luna, Big McIntosh, Miss Cheerilee, Spike, Trixie Lulamoon, Granny Smith, DJ Pon-3, and Flash Sentry.

My Past is Not Today

The Crusaders briefly appear in the animated short alongside other Canterlot High School students, rejecting the reformed Sunset Shimmer during the second verse.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, the Crusaders make non-speaking appearances. At the beginning of the film, Rainbow Dash gives them a private performance on her guitar. They later appear in the library, in the gym during the CHS Rally Song, and at Crystal Prep Academy's welcoming party. The Crusaders cheer on the Canterlot Wondercolts during the Friendship Games, and they appear in a photograph during the end credits.


Depiction in comics

In the My Little Pony Annual 2013, Sweetie Belle appears on pages 42-43, and Apple Bloom appears on page 45.

In the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special, the Crusaders create the online profile "Anon-a-Miss", posting other students' embarrassing secrets and framing Sunset Shimmer out of jealousy. They eventually come clean and take down the profile, and Sunset and her friends forgive them, but they receive six months of detention from Principal Celestia.


Other depictions

Chapter books

In the My Little Pony Equestria Girls screenplay adaptation Through the Mirror, the Crusaders have additional dialogue when Twilight Sparkle's friends are distributing pony ears and tails to students. In the second film's adaptation Rainbow Rocks: The Mane Event, Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle have additional dialogue after Principal Celestia announces the Rainbooms are moving on to the finals.

In Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise, Scootaloo briefly make a speaking role, as she greet Sunset Shimmer.

Software

The Crusaders are featured as background characters in Hasbro's Equestria Girls online game V.I.F.


Merchandise

Equestria Girls dolls of Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo were released together in a 3-pack as part of the Target-exclusive Wild Rainbow line and are listed on Hasbro's website.[1] The dolls' packaging names the three "The Cutie Mark Crusaders" with a trademark symbol.


Quotes

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Sweetie Belle: We're just seeing how many hits our new music video has gotten.
Apple Bloom: It's just as well, y'all. Some of the comments about our song were really awful. "Epic fail"... "Funniest thing I've ever seen"?!
Sweetie Belle: Funniest thing they've ever seen, huh?

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Apple Bloom: Uh, no thanks. We're good.
Apple Bloom: No! The Crusaders are gonna win!
Apple Bloom: Boring!

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special

Apple Bloom: Have a good night... Piggly Wiggly.
Sweetie Belle: Aw, c'mon! I can be cool!
Scootaloo: Anon-a-Miss got out of hand. People started sending her other secrets, new pictures... We posted everything.
Sweetie Belle: We're so sorry! We had no idea what would happen to you!
Sweetie Belle: Thanks for inviting me and Apple Bloom and Scootaloo along, even after... what we did.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror

Scootaloo: What are these?
Apple Bloom: My sister used to wear 'em back when she was our age—they rock! And, look, your sister's wearin' 'em, too, Sweetie Belle!
Sweetie Belle: Go, Twilight Sparkle!

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event

Sweetie Belle: Thanks a lot, Rarity! Now my friends and I will never be the rock stars we were obviously meant to be! All because of you.
Apple Bloom: Worst. Sister. Ever.

V.I.F.

Sweetie Belle: Hello.
Apple Bloom: Howdy.
Scootaloo: Hi there!

Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise

Scootaloo: Hey, Sunset Shimmer!


Gallery

CMCs wearing Wondercolt ears EG3

The Crusaders image gallery


See also


References

  1. My Little Pony Equestria Girls Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, and Apple Bloom Dolls 3-Pack. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2016 March 7.


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Characters
Leading characters
ApplejackFluttershyPinkie PieRainbow DashRaritySunset ShimmerTwilight Sparkle
Supporting characters
Staff Principal CelestiaVice Principal LunaPrincipal CinchDean CadanceCheerileeCranky Doodle
Canterlot Wondercolts Apple BloomBig McIntoshBulk BicepsDerpyDiamond TiaraDJ Pon-3Diamond DogsFlash SentryFuchsia Blush and Lavender LaceLyra HeartstringsMicro ChipsOctavia MelodyPhoto FinishSandalwoodScootalooSilver SpoonSnips and SnailsSweetie BelleSweetie DropsTrixie LulamoonViolet Blurr and Pixel Pizzaz
Crystal Prep Shadowbolts Fleur Dis LeeIndigo ZapJet SetLemon ZestNeon LightsRoyal PinSour SweetSugarcoatSunny FlareSuri PolomareTrenderhoofUpper Crust
Equestrians Adagio DazzleAria BlazeMane SixPrincess CadancePrincess CelestiaPrincess LunaSonata DuskSpike the DragonStar Swirl the BeardedTwilight Sparkle
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Animal companions AngelOpalescenceSpike the PuppyWinona
Comic characters BabsBig Boy and RuntFleetfootMane-iac MayhemMrs. HarshwhinnySpitfireSunflower
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