|Trixie and the Illusions|
Trixie and the Illusions in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
Trixie and the Illusions are a student band that appears in the film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. The group consists of lead vocalist/electric guitarist Trixie and backup vocalists/sampler players "Lavender Lace" and "Fuchsia Blush."
Development and design
The band name "Trixie and the Illusions" first appeared in a Hasbro Australia presentation slide in September 2013. According to Rainbow Rocks co-director Ishi Rudell, "Lavender Lace" and "Fuchsia Blush" were not named in the film's script.
Depiction in films
In Rainbow Rocks, Trixie and the Illusions compete in the CHS Musical Showcase against several rivaling bands, including the Rainbooms and the Dazzlings, and perform the song Tricks Up My Sleeve. In the second round of the competition, they eliminate the pianist duo Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops and face the Rainbooms in the semifinals.
When the Dazzlings manipulate Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna into advancing the Rainbooms to the finals, Trixie and the Illusions—at the Dazzlings' encouragement—ambush the Rainbooms during their rehearsal and trap them beneath the amphitheater stage. With the Rainbooms having apparently forfeited, Trixie and her band are able to play in their place.
Trixie's bandmates are last seen performing Tricks Up My Sleeve a second time in the Battle of the Bands' final round.
In Friendship Games, "Lavender Lace" briefly appears in a crowd shot of students at the end of the Academic Decathlon.
Trixie's band is first indirectly mentioned in the Rainbow Rocks screenplay novelization of the film's first eight animated shorts. When Rainbow Dash and her friends consider forming a band, Trixie overhears and states, "I'm going to start a band and I'm going to be the star because the Great and Powerful Trixie is the most fantastic singer of all!" She later receives criticism during the Spring Fling for not having any bandmates.
Trixie and the Illusions appear in the film's screenplay novelization Rainbow Rocks: The Mane Event as they appear in the film. Trixie's band members are not individually named, referred to only by band name.
Trixie and the Illusions are featured in Hasbro's online game V.I.F.
- "Fuchsia Blush": What's shaking?
- "Lavender Lace": Cheers!
- ↑ Ossie (2014-04-04). EqG Rainbow Rocks Early Concept Art + Rival Band Name. All About MLP Merch. Retrieved on 2016 April 14.
- ↑ Ishi Rudell (2015-11-11). @ImperfectXIII Nuh-uh. Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 April 14.
- ↑ My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks! (Panorama Sticker Storybook). Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2015 October 17.