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For the Equestrian counterpart of this character, see Princess Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight Sparkle
Sci-Twi ID EG3
Twilight Sparkle in the opening credits of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Gender Female
Eyes Moderate violet
Hair Moderate sapphire blue with moderate violet and brilliant rose streaks
Coat Very pale heliotrope
Race Human
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School (currently)
Student at Crystal Prep Academy (formerly)
Other names Sci-Twi, Twily, Midnight Sparkle
Relatives Shining Armor (older brother)
Cutie mark
Twilight Sparkle Cutie Mark
(film)
Voice Tara Strong
Rebecca Shoichet (singing voice)

Twilight Sparkle, also known as Sci-Twi, was a former student from Crystal Prep Academy and is currently a student at Canterlot High School. She is also one of the main characters in the Equestria Girls series. Her alter-ego, Midnight Sparkle, serves as a former antagonist in the third film.

Depiction in films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Twilight is first mentioned by Pinkie Pie in the film when she brings up the notion of pony Twilight having a "twin sister who lives in the city."

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Twilight Sparkle appears after the ending credits, piecing together some strange events that occurred at Canterlot High School. She talks to her dog Spike.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

In the third film, Twilight's human counterpart is revealed to be attending Crystal Prep Academy and is a member of the Wondercolts' rival team, the Shadowbolts. This version of Twilight is portrayed as being rather awkward and curious and treated as an outcast by many of her classmates.

Throughout the film, Twilight attempts to track and measure strange energy readings at Canterlot High, recording all of her findings on a tack board in a secret room at Crystal Prep. She gathers this research in hopes of being accepted into an independent study program, and she only competes with the Shadowbolts to conduct further observations on the weird energy.

Twilight carries a pendant-shaped device intended to detect the strange readings. However, it also drains magic away, causing each of Sunset Shimmer’s friends to lose their ability to pony up. In addition, it causes dimensional rifts to appear throughout the Games. When Principal Cinch discovers this, she pressures Twilight to release the magic from her device to win the Games for Crystal Prep. Once she does, the magic engulfs her, and she transforms into a monstrous creature obsessed with magic. After her transformation, Twilight uses her powers to open additional rifts to Equestria. Using Twilight's device, Sunset channels the released magic to transform herself. Following an explosive battle, Sunset offers Twilight her hand in friendship, and Twilight accepts. Twilight apologizes for all the trouble she caused, and Sunset and her friends forgive her.

Later, Twilight decides to forego her independent study application and transfer to Canterlot High to learn about the magic of friendship. At the end, Princess Twilight Sparkle from Equestria appears out of the portal, stunned to see her human friends joined by a girl who looks like her. Human Twilight only nervously waves "hello" to her Equestrian counterpart.

In the film's alternate ending, Twilight stays at Crystal Prep, and she and Spike are on much friendlier terms with the Shadowbolts.

Other depictions

Equestria Girls Minis

In the Minis Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party digital shorts, a Twilight Sparkle is featured in her own short. [1][2]

Software

Sci-Twi appears in the Equestria Girls mobile app.

Friendship Games description

Meet Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle, the Twilight Sparkle who has always lived in Equestria Girls world – she just goes to another school! You'll recognize this Twilight Sparkle by her signature glasses. She maintains the same personality traits of the Twilight we know from the MLP world, but she has yet to learn about the magic of friendship. [3]

Merchandise

Twilight is featured in various Friendship Games doll merchandise, sometimes under the name Sci-Twi. A "Sporty Style" doll of Twilight comes with a bow and arrow. Twilight's description on the back of her Sporty Style doll's packaging reads, "Study the competition!" A casual-clothed doll of Twilight is sold independently and included in 2-packs with Flash Sentry and Rainbow Dash. A Midnight Sparkle doll shown at the 2014 New York Toy Fair has also been released.

A doll of Sci-Twi with pony ears and a lab coat was shown at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. This doll comes with a miniature Spike the Dog figure and a school locker.

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

Personality

Like her Equestrian counterpart, human Twilight is well-spoken and highly intelligent. She holds a great interest in knowledge and science, being able to assemble intricate scientific devices and solve complex mathematical equations, and her intellect rivals that of Sunset Shimmer. Unlike Princess Twilight, however, human Twilight is socially similar to how she appears in the Friendship is Magic’ first episode. She is a bit of a wallflower, acting very awkward and timid around others, especially the standoffish students of Crystal Prep.

Despite her problems in socializing, Twilight is eager to connect with people on a personal level, demonstrated in her interactions with Fluttershy, when the two share their love for their pets, and Pinkie Pie, at the Crystal Prep welcoming party. Twilight is shown increasingly distressed by the apparent harm caused by her magic-sensing and storage device to the point where Sunset's eventual accusations leave her distraught.

Twilight lacks self-confidence when under extreme external (especially social) pressures. During the archery competition in the Tri-Event Relay in the Friendship Games, she is so affected by performance anxiety and Sour Sweet's anger at her poor aim that she begins to cry and her legs threaten to collapse under her.

When transformed into Midnight Sparkle, Twilight becomes selfish and malicious, consumed with desire to learn everything about magic even at the cost of her entire world.

Quotes

"No doubt about it, Spike. There's definitely something strange going on at that school..."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Why wouldn't it be? A program that allows me to focus all my attention on my own advanced math and science projects! What a dream come true!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"It's sort of a spectrometer. I build it to track EM frequencies. But it can also contain anamolies."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I'm on the other team and you just lost. Why are you being so nice to me?"
— To Fluttershy,'My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Um, excuse me. I didn't mean for any of this to happen. I just wanted to learn about the strange energy coming from your school. I didn't know that it was magic or how it works."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"You were right! I didn't understand magic before, but I do now!"
— As Midnight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Why not? There's a whole other world right there, and it's just filled with magic!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I'm so sorry. I didn't mean for any of this to happen."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I may know about a lot of things, but friendship isn't really one of them. And I'm definitely not gonna learn more about it by being alone all the time."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I'm not sure how much help I can be. But I'd like to try, if you'd all give me a chance."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Maybe she has news about my scholarship. It's never too early to get started on the rest of your life, Spike. And it's not like I have anything left to learn at Crystal Prep."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes
"And it's nice to know that CHS is a place where I can always find the Magic of Friendship."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes

Gallery

Twilight jealous of Sunset Shimmer (new version) EG3

Twilight Sparkle (Sci-Twi) image gallery

References

  1. MLP Equestria Girls Minis UK | Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party | Twilight Sparkle. YouTube (2016-01-08). Retrieved on 2016 January 8.
  2. MLP: Equestria Girls Minis - Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party ft. Twilight Sparkle. YouTube (2016-02-11). Retrieved on 2016 February 11.
  3. Twilight Sparkle - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Friendship Games. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2015 October 6.

See also

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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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