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For this character's Equestrian counterpart, see Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight Sparkle
(Sci-Twi)

Sci-Twi ID EGS1

Twilight Sparkle in Dance Magic

Kind Human
Sex Female
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School
Rainbooms' backup vocalist
Student at Crystal Prep Academy (formerly)
More info
Eyes Moderate violet
Hair Moderate sapphire blue moderate violet and brilliant rose streaks
Coat Light mulberryish gray
Other names Twily, Midnight Sparkle
Cutie mark
Twilight Sparkle Cutie Mark
Voice Tara Strong
Rebecca Shoichet (singing)

Twilight Sparkle, also depicted as Sci-Twi, is a female human, a current student from Canterlot High School, and one of the main characters in My Little Pony Equestria Girls.


Design

Human Twilight's design differs slightly from her pony counterpart in that she wears thick black glasses, her hair is tied up into a bun, and the pink highlight in her hair is wider than the pink highlight in pony Twilight's mane. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree and on the back cover and spine of the chapter book Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise, human Twilight wears her hair in a ponytail as opposed to a bun.

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 Friendship Games, 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'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, 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 pony counterpart.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

Twilight appears as the central character of the film. Suffering from anxieties and recurring nightmares, she fears her evil Midnight Sparkle alter ego will one day return and take over her body, her friends serve as steady moral support.

In Legend of Everfree, Twilight goes with her Canterlot High friends to Camp Everfree, where she is paired up with Sunset Shimmer in the Sapphire Tent and develops a crush on camp co-director Timber Spruce. While at the camp, Twilight's magic undergoes a transformation, and develops the ability to levitate and telekinetically move objects.

Throughout the film, Twilight struggles to confront the dark magic inside her, and she believes she is responsible for several magic disturbances around camp. However, these are later revealed to be Timber's sister Gloriosa Daisy's doing. With the help of her friends, Twilight overcomes her fears and proves to be the key in defeating Gloriosa. She also helps organize the fundraiser to save Camp Everfree from closing and becomes considerably close to Timber Spruce, accepting a date from him in the end.

Equestria Girls: Dance Magic

In the half-hour special Dance Magic, Twilight helps her friends raise money to renovate Camp Everfree. When Rarity's idea for a music video is copied by the Shadowbolts, Twilight helps Rarity sneak into Crystal Prep Academy to directly confront them. She also takes part in the Dance Magic music video near the end of the special.

Equestria Girls: Movie Magic

In the half-hour special Movie Magic, Twilight accompanies her friends to the set of the Daring Do movie, expressing an interest in seeing the detailed movie props made by A. K. Yearling. She is also briefly mistaken for an actress in the Power Ponies movie, cast as the Masked Matter-Horn. In the end, Twilight plays a central detective-like role in exposing Juniper Montage's thievery and deception, and she is cast as an extra in the Daring Do film.

Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

In the half-hour special Mirror Magic, Twilight becomes trapped with her friends in limbo when Juniper Montage acquires a hand mirror enchanted with Equestrian magic. When Starlight Glimmer succeeds in convincing Juniper to let them out, Twilight and the rest of her friends forgive and accept Juniper as a new friend. Twilight, as well as Sunset and Starlight, is especially forgiving of Juniper, having previously been corrupted by magic in Friendship Games.

Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts

Mad Twience

In the music video Mad Twience, Twilight serves as the protagonist and provides disembodied lead vocals for the song. In the short, she portrays a mad scientist building an android mate for Spike.

Other depictions

Software

Sci-Twi appears in the Equestria Girls mobile app.

Chapter books

Twilight is the main focus of the novel Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise. The back cover and spine of the book depicted a new outfit and look for her.

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.[1]

Legend of Everfree description

Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle has always lived in Equestria Girls world! 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. Clever and curious, she is always ready for a new challenge![2]


Merchandise

Twilight Sparkle is featured in various Friendship Games doll merchandise. A "Sporty Style" doll of her 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.

At least two Equestria Girls dolls of Twilight Sparkle were released as part of the toyline's Legend of Everfree lineup: a "Boho Assortment" variant and a "Crystal Wings Assortment" variant. The Crystal Wings Assortment doll was first revealed at Hasbro's 2016 Toy Fair.

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


Personality

Like her pony 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. 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, she 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 pressures. During the archery competition in the Tri-Cross 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. However, there was still a piece of her old self and when Sunset offered her hand to show her the real and right way, she becomes remorseful and happily accepts her hand as they transformed back to normal.

In Legend of Everfree, Twilight is depicted as more self-assured than in Friendship Games, interacting with friends and classmates more openly after transferring schools. However, she is still somewhat socially awkward, and she exhibits an intense fear of her Midnight Sparkle alter ego. Her fears do not seem to be completely unfounded, as Midnight Sparkle does appear to attempt to control her when she attempts to embrace her magic.


Quotes

"No doubt about it, Spike. There's definitely something strange going on at that school..."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
Indigo Zap: Are we gonna win?!?!
Sci-Twi: I... I don't know.
Indigo Zap: Wrong answer!! Try again! Are we gonna win?!?!
Sci-Twi: Um... I guess? I-It's just... I mean... I heard that CHS is doing well now. With their reputation. And, I mean, it's not better than ours, of course. But we can't let them do it, you know? Win, I mean? Right?
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Puppy Spike: Why did you run away like that?
Sci-Twi: Um, oh, I don't know. Maybe it has something to do with the glowing girl, or the hole in space. Or my talking dog!
— 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
"Unlike you, I can have everything I want!"
— As Midnight Sparkle, 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
"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."
Equestria Girls: Friendship Games deleted scene
"Ever since I transferred here, everyone from CHS has been really nice and accepting, especially considering what happened at the Friendship Games."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"Sunset said something at camp is causing the other girls to get new magic. I think it's Midnight Sparkle. She's still part of me. I can feel it. And I think her magic is infecting my friends."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"But what if she takes over? What if instead of saving everyone, I turn into Midnight Sparkle and make things worse?"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"I... am... Twilight Sparkle! And the magic I carry inside me is... the magic of friendship!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"Hey friends, hope you like popcorn… I may have made too much!"
— Text message, Hasbro.com


Gallery

Sci-Twi "I'm fine" EG4

Twilight Sparkle (Sci-Twi) image gallery


See also


References

  1. Twilight Sparkle - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Friendship Games. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2015 October 6.
  2. Twilight Sparkle - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Legend of Everfree. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2016 July 11.

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