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Applejack
Applejack ID EG
Applejack in My Little Pony Equestria Girls
Gender Female
Eyes Moderate sap green
Hair Pale, light grayish olive
Pale, light grayish olive with brilliant crimson streaks (formerly; in Rainbow Rocks climax)
Coat Pale, light grayish gamboge
Race Human
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School
Rainbooms' bass guitarist
Other names AJ, Piggly Wiggly
Relatives Granny Smith (grandmother)
Big McIntosh (older brother)
Apple Bloom (younger sister)
Babs Seed (cousin)
Sunflower (cousin)
Cutie mark
Applejack Cutie Mark
Voice Ashleigh Ball

Applejack is a student from Canterlot High School and one of the main characters in the Equestria Girls series. She represents the element of honesty.

Depiction in films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

In Equestria Girls, Applejack first appears delivering fizzy apple cider to Pinkie Pie, the head of the Fall Formal planning committee. She tries to dissuade Twilight Sparkle from running for Princess, telling her that Sunset Shimmer viciously seeks to humiliate any competition.

It is later revealed that Applejack and the rest of Twilight's new friends had been driven apart by Sunset Shimmer's machinations. Rainbow Dash had promised to have the school's softball team attend a bake sale that Applejack was running, only for Rainbow to be messaged that the sale had been moved to a different day. Once Twilight convinces Applejack to talk to Rainbow about the misunderstanding, all five friends reconcile and help Twilight get voted for the Princess of the Fall Formal.

When Sunset puts on Twilight's crown and transforms into a "raging she-demon", Applejack briefly channels the element of honesty and gains pony-like attributes.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Applejack reappears in the sequel Rainbow Rocks and its tie-in animated shorts, where she plays bass in her friends' band, the Rainbooms. She first appears helping her friends make a sign for the CHS Musical Showcase. At band rehearsal, she helps comfort Sunset Shimmer of all the bad memories of what happened at the Fall Formal. After they perform one song, she wonders why she and her friends gain pony ears and a longer ponytail while they perform even though Princess Twilight took her crown with her when she went back to Equestria.

Throughout the film, Applejack frequently argues with Rarity about their stage costumes. While trapped under the Battle of the Bands stage, Applejack and her friends reconcile after hearing Sunset Shimmer's speech, and Applejack finally decides to let Rarity use her band outfits for their performances.

Music to My Ears

Applejack appears briefly at the Sweet Shoppe with her friends, waving to DJ Pon-3 when she enters.

Guitar Centered

Applejack appears amongst her friends at the music store and is the one to suggest a musical competition between Rainbow Dash and Trixie for the expensive guitar.

Pinkie on the One

Applejack once again appears with her friends, as equally frustrated as Rainbow Dash and Rarity with Pinkie Pie's escalating drumming.

Player Piano

Applejack appears in the music room with the other Rainbooms, noting Rarity's lateness is to make a "grand entrance."

A Case for the Bass

Applejack is the lead role in this animated short, wherein her bass is accidentally sold by Granny Smith to pawn shop owners Flim and Flam. She offers to pay back the two dollars the brothers initially paid for the guitar, but they are skeptical that it even belongs to Applejack. When they go so far as to question Applejack's playing ability, Applejack takes the guitar and plays a skillful bass solo, causing her to transform into her half-pony form. Flim and Flam later have Applejack work off the bass as a costumed mascot in front of their store.

Shake Your Tail

Applejack sings the titular song with her friends and helps set up the auditorium for the Rainbooms' performance, briefly suggesting a rodeo theme.

Perfect Day for Fun

Applejack sings the song Perfect Day for Fun with her friends and enjoys the Canterlot High School carnival. At one point, she bests Rainbow Dash at a high striker game, only to be bested further by Spike.

My Past is Not Today

Applejack briefly appears in a flashback putting her hand on Sunset Shimmer's after her defeat.

Friendship Through the Ages

Applejack performs the song with the Rainbooms and happily interacts with Sunset Shimmer, line dancing with her in one shot.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Applejack appears again in Friendship Games, competing in the games against Crystal Prep Academy as part of the Wondercolts team. She participates in the Academic Decathlon, passing the baking contest but failing the spelling bee after misspelling "onomatopoeia".

She is paired up with Fluttershy during the archery portion of the Tri-Cross Relay. When the human world's Twilight Sparkle is heckled by her own team for failing to hit a target, Applejack gives her advice that allows her to hit a bull's-eye. This act of honesty causes her to pony-up, but her magic is drained by Twilight's amulet. She later regains her magic to empower Sunset Shimmer and return Twilight to normal after she is transformed into Midnight Sparkle.

The Science of Magic

In this short, Sunset Shimmer attempts to figure out how magic works in the human world. When she tests it out on Applejack, she ponies-up but was reverted again to normal and somehow, apples fall from the sky, one of which Applejack eats.

Depiction in comics

Applejack appears in My Little Pony Annual 2013 being interviewed for the Canterlot High School paper. In a flashback to her freshman year, Applejack tries updating her outfit and accent at the suggestion of her cousin Sunflower, but she eventually learns to be honest with herself.

In the comic My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special, Applejack takes part in a series of slumber parties for Sunset Shimmer. She also becomes a victim of cyber-bullying when "Anon-a-Miss" shares an embarrassing story about her infanthood on the internet.

Other depictions

Equestria Girls description

Applejack believes that honesty is the best policy. Well, that, and that the way to a girl's heart is through some good old-fashioned down-home cooking. So when Twilight Sparkle exposes Sunset Shimmer's devious and dishonest ways, Applejack is all too happy to team up with her friends and help Twilight win the Fall Formal princess crown. Because to be honest, which is the only way Applejack knows how to be, there's nothing she'd rather see than the power of evil defeated by the power of friendship.[1]

Rainbow Rocks description

Wearing horse-riding kicks and a cowgirl hat, Applejack plays acoustic guitar with her own fun flair. A down-to-earth farm gal who’s as honest as the day is long, this easygoing Rainboom is hard to forget.

Rainbow Rocks Encore description

Applejack has a rockin' style with country flair. Not one to back down, her positive attitude and determination save the day by reminding The Rainbooms what matters most: the magic of their friendship.[2]

Friendship Games description

Applejack believes in playing an honest game![3]

My Little Pony mobile game

Applejack is available as a dancer for the Equestria Girls dance minigame in Gameloft's My Little Pony mobile game.

Merchandise

Several dolls of Applejack have been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: an "Original Series Single" doll with a hairbrush and cowboy hat accessories, a cheerleader doll that is packaged in the Canterlot High Pep Rally Set, an "Equestria Girls Collection" doll that more closely resembles her appearance in the films, and a basic "Budget Series" doll with molded hair.

Five dolls of Applejack have also been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks: a doll with backstage pass; a doll that comes with a guitar and stamps; a "Neon" doll with backstage pass and headset; a deluxe dress-up doll with accessories; and a "Rockin' Hairstyle" doll with hair extensions.

Another two Applejack dolls have been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games: a "Sporty Style" doll with a bow and arrow, and a "School Spirit" doll.

Miniature, articulated dolls of Applejack were released in Winter 2015 as part of the "Equestria Girls Minis" lineup. [4]

Applejack appears as a pony in Equestria on the fan-designed WeLoveFine art print "Girls in Equestria".

Personality

Applejack is depicted as very reliable, hardworking, and honest. As her friends tend to be quirky, Applejack typically acts as the "straight man" in her circle of friends—much like her Equestrian counterpart tends to be for her friends. She is also considerably strong, able to carry a folding table by herself that normally takes two male athletes to move.

Applejack is also the most level-headed among her friends, able to calmly and logically assess situations that she and the others find themselves in. In Rainbow Rocks, she is the first to question the Rainbooms' ability to "pony up", and in Friendship Games, she is the first one to wonder how Rainbow Dash ponies up without playing her guitar.

Applejack values honesty above all else. She eagerly helps Twilight beat Sunset Shimmer for Fall Formal Princess, and because she places a lot of trust in others, she becomes particularly hurt when that trust is betrayed. It is through Applejack's unyielding honesty that leads her to reaching out to the human Twilight Sparkle in Friendship Games.

Quotes

"Somebody order a dozen cases of fizzy apple cider?"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Now that's the kinda can-do spirit I'm lookin' for in a Fall Formal Princess! Let's do it, y'all!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Sounds to me like this is a makin' for a nice, friendly competition."
Guitar Centered
"A certain blue-haired guitar player was just askin' about you."
— To Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"I just wonder why it happens. Princess Twilight took her crown back to Equestria. Shouldn't that mean she took all the magic back with her?"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Don't worry, y'all. We'll let Principal Celestia know all about this and those girls will be kicked to the curve in no time. Last thing she needs is another CHS event almost ruined by some power-crazed lunatic. [to Sunset Shimmer] Er, no offense."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Time to prove we've still got the magic of friendship inside us!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Well that's a relief. The last thing we need is another magical so-and-so bent on world domination comin' over from Equestria."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Is anybody else wondering how Dash ponied up without playing her guitar?"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Ya have to stop aimin' at where the target is and aim at where the target's gonna be."
— To Sci-Twi, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Let's just get through this last event and prove we're not a bunch of cheaters. Then you can go over and apologize."
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"That's right. Why don't cha just wait until after the Games, then we can all take a look at the magic over here together. If you still wanna go back after that, we won't stand in your way."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes
"So now that the portal's back open, I guess you can finally head off to Equestria."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes

Gallery

Applejack sprouting pony ears EG2

Applejack image gallery

See also


References

  1. MLPEG Meet Applejack. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2013 September 8.
  2. Applejack - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bio - Rainbow Rocks. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2014 July 31.
  3. Applejack - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bio - Friendship Games. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2015 July 27.
  4. Ossie (2015-10-08). Equestria Girls Minis Announced by Hasbro at NYCC. All About MLP Merch. Retrieved on 2015 November 8.
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Characters
Leading characters
Twilight SparkleApplejackFluttershyPinkie PieRainbow DashRaritySunset ShimmerSpike the Dog
Supporting characters
Staff Principal CelestiaVice Principal LunaPrincipal CinchDean CadanceCranky DoodleCheerileeGranny Smith
The Wondercolts Apple BloomBig McIntoshBulk BicepsDerpyDiamond TiaraDJ Pon-3Diamond DogsFlash SentryFuchsia BlushLavender LaceLyra HeartstringsMicro ChipsOctavia MelodyPhoto FinishPixel PizzazSandalwoodScootalooSilver SpoonSnips and SnailsSweetie BelleSweetie DropsTrixie LulamoonViolet Blurr
The Shadowbolts Fleur Dis LeeIndigo ZapJet SetLemon ZestNeon LightsRoyal PinSour SweetSugarcoatSunny FlareSuri PolomareTrenderhoofUpper Crust
Equestrians Twilight SparkleSpike the DragonMane SixPrincess CelestiaPrincess LunaPrincess CadanceStar Swirl the BeardedAdagio DazzleAria BlazeSonata Dusk
Animal companions AngelOpalescenceWinona
Other characters Amethyst StarFlim and FlamGloriosaMr. CakeMrs. CakeMaud PieRoseShining Armor
Other characters
IDW Comic Characters Babs SeedBig Boy and RuntFleetfootMane-iac MayhemMrs. HarshwhinnySpitfireSunflower
Merchandise characters DaisyLily ValleySapphire Shores

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