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Welcome to the Equestria Girls Universe, whee your favorite characters are the students and faculty at Canterlot High- and human! Based upon the series of movies from DHX about Twilight Sparkle entering into this strange realm and the adventures in friendship that transpire afterwards, EQG is more directly relateable to our experiences in high school and as...well, you know, humans with hands and fingers and feet and such.

 

Equestria Girls characters are humans with varying skin tone, generally reminiscent of the colors of ponies they represent. For characters based on ponies, they maintain the overwhelming majority of character traits and are in most ways considered the same character just of a different species and living in a new world. There are some characters who are considered EQG exclusive, though they are the exception that proves the rule that the majority of characters are based on ponies. OCs are welcome, but just ensure that they would fit into the world of ponies as well as they would in the world of humans!

 

Equestria Girls Cast Characters- A comprehensive list of characters seen in Equestria Girls.
Equestria Girls Locations- While Canterlot High is currently the overwhelmingly majority of where EQG has taken place, there are places other than High School in this world! (Thank God)

 

Rules:
1- No ponies! All ponies are humans. Other creatures that tossed in may be pet-like creatures, but talking pets are rather notable. In general, keep to human.
2- Low to no magic! Magic is highly unusual in this world, to the extent that it should be the focus of big events.
3- Only Twilight can go from Equestria to the human world and vice versa.
4- One player per cast character.

 

Ongoing threads:

 

Equestria Girls Lore:

 

Accepted Characters:

Sunset Shimmer- Robikku Pegasus
Vinyl Scratch- Robikku Pegasus
Presteza- Presteza
Starlight Glimmer- Dubstep
Applejack- Steel
Valen- Steel


Application Form for EQG
Name-
Age-
Appearance (EQG picture allowed)-

Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)-
 

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So yeah, I'mma make my application for Sunset Shimmer and Vinyl Scratch - 'cause yeah, who didn't see that coming from me? :P

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Name- Sunset Shimmer
Age- 16
Appearance (EQG picture allowed)-

 

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Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)- 

 

History:

Sunset Shimmer originally fled to CHS from Equestria as an escape bid from Princess Celestia, which soon developed into a plan for revenge...but that all changed when she was shown the error of her ways by Twilight and her friends. Now she makes amends for her acts against the school as friends of that group, even going so far as aiding them in solving 2 large scale magical events that endangered the school and potentially the world. After these events were handled, she took it upon herself to attempt to research any magic that cropped up in the world around them - considering it her own fault that such magic even exists here to begin with.  

Scholastic information:

Currently taking things a little easier given a lack of truly 'magical' events to study and understand, Sunset is focusing more on her science and other studies at school alongside her friend - and whilst she is considerably well learned to near-genius in academics, she is still lacking some personal experiences in the friendship and socialising aspects of life, something she is now attempting to rectify.

Personality:

Nowadays, Sunset is a much kinder hearted girl now than she was originally, although she is often unsure of herself and what lies ahead for her in this world...and whilst she is mostly over the less-desirable actions of her past, there are occasional moments that she finds it still bites her on the flank emotionally - Even so, such moments are slowly growing less as time moves on. She's easy enough to get along with when relaxed, but there is still a fiery temper sometimes lurking beneath that can be sparked if anything endangers or poses a threat to the things she cares about...namely Twilight and her friends, along with CHS in general.

 

 

 

Name- Vinyl Scratch / DJ Pon3
Age- 16
Appearance (EQG picture allowed)-

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Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)-

 

History:
Vinyl Scratch has been a member of CHS for a few years now and is one of many who makes up the schools music club - her own personal spin on music especially gaining in popularity among students and even some teachers. Whilst she's still very much on the regular side of the student masses, she has quite a knack for her own gizmos and gadgets of both a musical and technological nature, even adapting her car to mould her unique individualistic tastes - but her talents very much lie in the creation of her unique blend of music and beats, which is something that she takes great pride in. Outside of school, she works at a music shop run by her parents, which has seen some levels of success over the last few years because of her musical popularity in and around the school itself, either as a result of socal interactions or because of the DJ's performances in school.


She has even once helped save the school from a particularly high level magic event a little while ago and has found herself involved with Twilights group of friends during various situations - needless to say, her popularity around the school has risen as a result.

Scholastic information:
She's very much one of the senior music class students and a member of the schools music performances club - often seen partaking in many events with her unique musical stylings, which are particularly well known in and around the CHS campus.

 

Personality:
Vinyl is a vibrant, laid back yet energetic young female with a passion for music and life in general - she may be of few words but her music and general mannerisms certainly help to clarify anything she might be conveying...couple that with her use of mobile texting, and it's hard to miss what this musically minded maestro means!

 

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Think I'll wait and see what a 'successful' EQG Cast App looks like before I decide if I want to do one or not.

 

:D:D:D

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I'm interested, but I must already have several hundred threads or thereabouts to reply to. :ftired: Eventually I might be able to put together an EQG variant for one of my OCs.

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Simple application form for cast added!

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Robi's characters are added!

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Name- Presteza
Age- 16
Appearance (EQG picture allowed)-  creamy sort of look with splash of freckles over the nose. Natural non bleached silvery white hair, almost always seen wearing a straw sunhat.

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Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)-

Raised in a fairly far off town called Trottingham, Presteza was born into a fairly luxurious life she never felt she could really blend into. The daughter to a very well off family there that more or less runs and owns everything back home in some way she never found herself hurting for money or really had to work for anything... something that never sat right with her. Once she discovered a passion for art and painting, in the highschool she went to... she decided to apply for a student exchange program in order to travel and meet more people and try and prove to herself that she didn't have to rely on her parents' money and influence to make her own way in life. 

 

Due to growing up and going to school in Trottingham for quite some time, she has only heard rumors (that she doesn't believe) about the events that have occurred at canterlot high. She tends to speak in cockney accent and since she's arrived she's still acclimating to the changes in her life... such as regularly forgetting to take her allergy medication so she's often seen with tissues or handkerchiefs in hand and chiding herself for her carelessness. Her grades in school are good but not terribly to the point that she's a straight a student, she does well in phys ed despite what others expect of her upbringing and has a talent for remembering things that have helped her out on tests and seems very keen on either joining or starting an art club in school. ... and maybe checking out these weird rumors about this school.

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Name- Starlight Glimmer
Age- 16
Appearance-


Character Summary-

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History: Friendship for Starlight Glimmer, was a farce. It never lasted, there was always something that tore them apart. There was no unity, there was no solidarity. It was as though everyone felt they were better than one another. The one and only friend she ever had, Sunburst, at a young age had been granted permission to attend the prestigious Crystal Prep. But that meant he and his family had to move away from the small little town where he and Starlight had met. And so they did, without a word to Starlight. Never even a letter after all of that! It was this that spurned Starlight, but also what spurred her.
 

Pouring herself into her studies and lessons, Starlight was determined to get into Crystal Prep herself. And in time she did, but by that time, Sunburst had already graduated early...or dropped out if some stories were to be believed. But that didn't...that didn't matter anymore to Starlight. What mattered was she was HERE. And she was here to prove herself. After an arduous time, using her new "friends" to her advantage after convincing them that it was better to be...equal. As well as convincing her roommate to be her aide, Starlight won Student Council President of Crystal Prep.
 

For Starlight, that would have been enough. She had a loyal group of followers who never questioned her. She had control where she wanted. She had a fancy sash that she got to wear sometimes! It was great. Nothing could ruin that! Nothing that is, until Crystal Prep decided to start up its 'Student Exchange Program' with Canterlot High. Starlight first scoffed at the idea of something like that...which is the first thing that made the student body question her. Was she afraid to leave her comfort zone? To try something new? She had to prove them wrong, even if she felt she didn't need to. So, with her vice-president in tow, Starlight now heads towards CHS. Perhaps they could use a dictator president too...
 

Personality: Starlight, much like her Equine counterpart pre-redemption, is a cunning and clever liar. On the surface she seems friendly and amicable, eager to help out others while asking nothing in return but 'friendship'. The truth though is she wants nothing more to be in charge, to feel superior to those around her, she'll subtly and 'accidentally' sabotage efforts in an attempt to show others that they're not better than their friends, that they should just be equal, rather than unique. After all, being unique will tear friendships apart...right?

 

Scholastic Information: Having studied for a good portion of her childhood on various subjects, including that of psychology which is what lets her pose as friendly as she does, Starlight is an excellent student. She may not be the best in the world, but that doesn't stop her from trying to be the best in the school. Even if that means ruining the grades of others if the need arises.

 

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Name: Valen Orange

 

Age: 14

 

Appearance: A bit short even for his age, retaining very young features as he is just starting puberty. Trimmed short brown hair and a slim build with hazel eyes.

 

Character Summary: Valen Orange is the only son of the enormously wealthy Orange family, whose dominance of the fruit market has made them billionaires. He has grown up with the finest education possible and pure tastes of high society. This continues even to this day, where has been enrolled in the most prestigious educational institution in the area, Crystal Prep. He excelled there until he befriended Starlight Glimmer and became her mostly unwilling Vice-President, joining her in the student exchange program with Canterlot High.

 

Scholastic Information: Valen is extremely well educated and as a result has no great weaknesses, applying himself effectively in most tasks. However, he has never prided himself on his scholastic achievements and while he is a straight A student, he is not exceptional in anything.

 

Personality: Valen is a polite and well heeled boy who is earnest in his desire to help others. He applies himself when he feels a connection, which is something he searches for in everything he does. This can lead to him being easily led, as he has a high opinion of others until he has been shown repeatedly someone is not to be trusted. Rarely is he brought to anger and he will often excuse himself before he gets there. He is a flatterer by experience and cordial in demeanor. If he feels threatened however he has a great degree of backbone- while he will always be non-aggressive, it can be hard to dislodge him from a position should he deem it worthy. His Achilles heel is his family- he would do just about anything to not embarrass them.
 

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Name: Applejack

 

Age: 16

 

Appearance: Here she is.

 

Character Summary: Applejack's life is defined by her love of family and her farm, where she works tirelessly when not at school. Growing up with her Gramma after events with her parents which she has never fully told her friends about, she has always valued hard work and dedication. And that is just as well, since Canterlot High is a distance away from her farm. So much so she was home-schooled until she was ten, which shows in her education- strong in some areas, weak in others. She made many quick friends but thanks to Sunset's machinations fell out of touch with some. Now has been brought back into the fold and is excited to make up for lost time.

 

Scholastic Information: She is rather good at Math and History, though her other subjects leave something to be desired.

 

Personality: She is defined by her honesty and integrity, being unwilling to engage in activities she thinks are poor morally. Applejack is a dependable and often times underrated teenage girl who doesn't cause much of a fuss. As a farmer she works outside of school and as such finds herself not as involved with some school activities as she wishes, which leads to her being very willing to get involved with her friends even when the tasks they are up to don't interest her. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. She is gregarious and kind, and goes out of her way to treat others the way she would like to be treated herself. She has a worldview more grounded and centered than ambitious and outlandish, which makes her the voice of reason in many situations. She loves cooking and has a big appetite.

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Name-  "Prince" Blueblood Platinum
 

Age- 17
 

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Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)-

Blueblood, latest and only child of the Platinums, is one of those people in whom good fortune has bred an outsize sense of entitlement and self-worth.  Being born into the right family, with the right amount of money (that is, significantly more than enough), and with not many people who will tell him a few realistic things about himself, Blueblood was well on his way growing up into a thoroughly unpleasant and useless young man.

 

Thing was, one of the few people who could and did see who he was, and all that he might become given the right or wrong influences, was Principle Celestia of Canterlot High, his aunt.  Therefore, after much pressure on his parents, the young scion was shipped off to Canterlot High, rather than Crystal Prep, in an attempt to school him in the facts of life.  So far, however, the plan has backfired somewhat.  Instead of struggling against his near-equals, Blueblood is now among a group of students that he feels naturally superior to.  At some point, one of them might humble him, but that day hasn't come yet.

 

Scholastically, it has to be said, he is nothing special.  He could probably pull good grades if motivated, but he feels very little incentive to push beyond average.  It isn't as if he's going to need to get a job or anything, right?  In after-school activities, however, he's rather more active.  He is the President and Founding member of the Canterlot Sailing Club, an institution which spends half it's time teaching sailing skills on his family's boat collection (helpfully lent for the purpose), and the other half holding beach and water parties.  This has actually helped him to win a few friends, or at least fans, among the student body.

 

All in all, he considers himself, with some justice, to be the most handsome student in Canterlot High.  With rather more justice, he's considered by everyone else to be the most frustrating.  He could be so much more than he is, both socially and academically.  Every once in a while, you'll see flashes of a truly charming and intelligent young man, beneath the layers of arrogance and ennui.  In short, a good kick in the pants could work wonders on his personality.

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Name: Inkbrand

 

Age: 17

 

Appearance: Tall and trimly muscled, an athlete's build. He also sports several tattoos on his body, though the most notable one (covering his left leg) usually remains hidden under pants. 

 

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History: Born in the bustling city of Manehatten, Inkbrand was quick to grow accustom to the hustle and bustle of the large city. However, living in Manehatten meant competing against the smartest and the richest in order to get the best education, a fact that Inkbrand simply could not contend with. With every power, popularity, and academic struggle that lowered his confidence, Inkbrand more and more considered simply dropping out of schooling all together. His parents were horrified at the prospect, but a lucky promotion for his mother soon proved the answer, as the family upped and moved to the suburbs outside the city of Canterlot. With this veritable new start on life, his parents were adamant that he at least finish up high school, an order that Inkbrand (reluctantly) followed. The smaller, friendlier, and more tightly-knit community, however, grew on him, and to his parent's relief he began to apply himself more, including involving himself into clubs and organizations. As of now Inkbrand is thriving in Canterlot High, and has shown interest in learning the art of tattooing, as evidenced by the many tattoos he himself has gotten on his person.

 

Scholastic Information: Given his terrible grades from his previous school, no one was quite sure where Inkbrand would end up in Canterlot High. As it stands, he's shown remarkable improvement in the last couple of years. While not riding alongside the academic geniuses of the school, Inkbrand is a solid 'B' student, with his maths and sciences tending to trend downwards while his english and arts are usually high. He excels in his physical classes however - he is currently Vice Captain of the Soccer Team and a newer member of the Track team.

 

Personality: Inkbrand is an outgoing and boisterous individual, with next to no inhibitions about speaking his mind and getting his voice heard, and has a tendency to walk around as if he's the most amazing thing after sliced bread. His ego rises from incredible self-confidence rather than a reliance on putting others down, as he tends to treat everyone as if they are his close friends - content with slinging his arms around complete strangers as he is ruffling up someone's hair. Generally relaxed and laid-back, he can still get very passionate about subject matters that are personal to him, and has no qualms getting up in someone's face about them either. Very much an 'alpha male,' confrontation is second nature to him, leading others to believe he is naturally aggressive and demanding. Though there might be some truth to that, Inkbrand himself doesn't see it that way - he simply has no problem letting others know what he wants, and doesn't see the point in politely tip-toeing around in fear of others. Inkbrand also has a reputation for being a huge flirt, though most know by now that his gratuitous flirtations are simply his way of interacting with others, rather than anything serious.

 

 

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Name- Watermelon Gush
Age- 15 
Appearance (EQG picture allowed)-

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Character Summary (History, personality, and scholastic information)-

 

History: Watermelon Gush got her name because of her uncanny colouring to a watermelon and because her parents saw her as the sweetest girl ever. As for Gush, the story goes that her parents just gushed over her when she was born. Watermelon’s mum, Sweet Honeydew, and her dad, Fruit Salad, both worked as farmers at their home and farm called Bountiful Farms. Their farm specialized in growing fruits other than apples, selling them or making them into fruit salads, drinks, or other food.

 

Watermelon’s life as a child was one of joy and love thanks to her parents who although were busy in the farm always had time to be with her. When she was old enough, she began to work with them by helping to water and care for the crops when not going to school. Harvest time was her favorite time as she got to see the literal fruits of her family’s labor. Not surprisingly, her favorite fruit was the watermelon which upon someone asking why she liked it she would proudly say that, “It’s sweet, like me,” and give a cute squeak sound with her smile.

 

As she grew older, her parents marveled at how she was quite a naturally pretty girl. They would often say that one day when she became an adult she would be “turning heads” and “breaking hearts.” Watermelon didn’t really know what that meant and especially didn’t want to break a poor person’s heart. But the affection and attention her parents gave her made her feel good, like she was a princess. She often wondered what it would be like to be a princess, to have people from all around want to meet her. Her parents always told her that she was their princess and dubbed her “Princess of Watermelons” to which she sometimes likes to say as her title.

 

In school she does pretty well with A's and B's, her favorite subjects being math and science. She also loves gym class as it gives her a chance to be outdoors and have fun. Now Watermelon faces a new challenge: high school! Will she continue to do well in her classes? Will she make new friends? 

 

Character Summary: One could sum up Watermelon Gush’s personality into one word: Sweet. She is a very kind teen who loves to meet new people and help wherever she can. She seems to have an endless supply of energy, making her always on the go and doing things. Being forced to stand still or sit, therefore, is difficult for her and sometimes gets her into trouble at school. Her energy level also at times borders on hyperactivity as she zips from one thing to the next.

Watermelon does have the tendency to be seen as a bit scatterbrained and even clumsy due to her energy as she rushed headlong into things. In reality she is a very intelligent girl and a great problem solver. She is especially good at thinking on the fly, learning and doing at the same time. Watermelon Gush is a very hands on, interested in learning by doing and exploring things.

 

One of her blessings is that Watermelon is a naturally cute girl. This acknowledgement of her beauty coupled with her sweet demeanor allows her to easily get out of jams and even at times have ponies do things for her. One time she was able to get a free milkshake with a wink and a smile. She is not a very girly girl and can be a bit of a tomboy. Some boys in her school have taken notice of her but she just thinks it’s due to her cuteness and nothing more, not yet understanding romance. Watermelon speaks with a high pitched voice, having not had her voice changed to something more womanly. It suits her just fine as again others find it cute, and as long as ponies see her as such she’s a happy teen.

 

Besides farming, Watermelon Gush likes to have fun with her friends, learn about nature, explore, visit places, play sports and games, and enjoy all that the wide world has to offer. She doesn’t like mean people, days when she’s sick and can’t play with her friends and having to sit or stand still and wait for something. She also thinks a person is strange if they tell her that they don’t like watermelons and will proceed to show them the joys of that fruit. Her goals in life are basic as a teen: have fun and make friends. Though she doesn’t have an idea of her future, she imagines herself as a farmer, maybe even the best fruit farmer in the land, providing fresh fruit to even royalty. But for now Watermelon Gush is content with being her cute sweet self!

 

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I think I "Equestria Girled" her app parts enough. 

 

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Name: Yù Yuè (informally goes by Yuè; has also been nicknamed "Empress")

Age: 17

Appearance:

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History: Yuè was born and raised in Huangjing, the cultural center of the Eastern Hemisphere. She and her twin brother are the youngest children of the Féng family; Huangjing's most renowned and influential. For all intents and purposes, Yuè lived most of her life as a modern-day imperial princess. However, media obsession with her life became such an annoyance that she requested a transfer to an overseas school. As luck would have it, that school happened to be Canterlot High.....

 

Personality: Don't be fooled by Yuè's serene and composed disposition; when she has a goal to achieve, she'll exert all her energy on accomplishing it to the exclusion of most other things. Yuè treats all with the uttermost courtesy, but due to past experiences back home involving those who only cared for her family's fame, is extremely reluctant to accept others as friends. The transfer student is proud of the her home country's culture, and is glad whenever any suitable occasion arises for her to exhibit it. When she grows up, Yuè hopes to enter the legal profession, where she can use her compassionate heart and thirst for justice in the service of others.

 

......Oh, don't tell anyone, but Yuè is also a huge wuxia geek. In general, she's a sucker for period pieces; especially those from back home.

 

Scholastic Information: Yuè is a solid 'A' student who takes her studies very seriously. History is her favorite subject, with Literature a close second. She is fluent in both her mothertongue and the language of her new country, so she'll have absolutely no issues with her writing assignments. Back in her previous high school in Huangjing, Yuè had been her class president, a star member of the Debate Club, and Leader of the Archery Team (she happens to be a crack shot with a bow and arrow). It is Yuè's hope that she can excel as brightly as she did before.....

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Oh, very nice!  Canterlot's own local 'royalty' would be more than happy to meet his eastern counterpart.

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So...who's up next to posting in Meets and Greets?

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Gonna make an App for Sci-Twi, since best human-mare got taken (Sunset for life :3)
Name: Twilight Sparkle

Age: Mid-Teens, around 15-16

School Appearance:

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Pale-Purple/Pale-Violet skin tone, with a dark purple primary hair color, a streak of magenta hair mixed in.  Her hair is tied up into a rather messy bun, with her purple eyes covered by simple glasses with a thick black frame.  Her main outfit consists of her old Crystal Prep uniform, a red-purple vest on top of a sky-blue long-sleeve Blouse with gray cuffs, and a purple plaid skirt.  She wears purple thigh-high socks as well black Mary-janes.

Sci-Twi's Normal Outfit

 

Camp Everfree Appearance

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Summer Appearance: However, whenever she's not at school (primarily during the hot summer months spent at Camp Everfree) she wears a camp issued sky-blue short-sleeve blouse and star-speckled purple shorts, with a magenta star belt.  She still wears the same glasses as normal, as well as styles her hair the same.

Sci-Twi's Summer Camp Outfit


 

Character Summary Section:

History:

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Raised in a rather high-income family, Twilight was quick to take to her studies, enabling her to gain admission to the prestigious Crystal Prep, as her brother did in the past.  While to some, it may seem like Twilight could've gotten in off the success of her brother, given his reputation as a successful alumni, but she proved her own worth, and rose to be one of Crystal Prep's Academic stars.  As such, it was rather heartbreaking when, after the events of the Friendship games, she decided to leave Crystal Prep to attend Canterlot High, and learn how to grow from others, and how to actually have friends.   

Personality:

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Twilight always either has her nose in a science book (probably to find errors in it) or is among her group of new friends.  She wasn't one to adapt to new situations well or quickly, but what she lacks in flexibility, she makes up for it in raw awkwardness and nervousness.  She isn't one for romantic feelings, and can seem rather oblivious to them at times, but crushes do happen.

Scholastic Information:

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As a Crystal Prep Student: One of Crystal Preps highest scholastic prizes, she had the highest marks in most academic subjects and classes.  She wasn't one for physical or extracurricular activities, so those fields suffered harshly (almost causing her to fail Physical Education, but she did miraculously pass).

As a Canterlot High Student: She wasn't one to suffer with the move to a school with a slightly lower-quality education system, but her grades in Physical Education did improve greatly, as CHS wasn't searching for perfection.  Twilight was able to improve in Extracurricular activities as well, going along with her class to Camp Everfree in the summer following her transfer.

 

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Name- Swift Squall Squallcoast.
Age- 16
Appearance -  Looking a little older then he really is, Swift is tall and muscular, with a body of athlete and he tends to show it somewhat often. While it's rare to see him without duster or leather jacket on his torso, he never buttons them up, and his time hot climate influenced him in such a way that he often forgets to wear anything else under them on. His long, bushy emerald hair hang past his hips and spill onto his shoulders, and they have a somewhat barbarian look when unattended. Swift also has a very noticeable sideburns of the hot-blooded variety, probably thanks to his part-Asian ancestry. Squalls green eyes were often described as very sharp and his gaze almost hawk like, giving him a somewhat mysterious flair.


Character Summary:
History:

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Squall is a young man of very of very complicated descent. His grandfather on father side was a Asian businessman who emigrated West during the 70's, while his grandmother was from Africa but of European ancestry

On his mother side, Squalls grandmother was daughter of side branch of Platinums family. His maternal grandfather meanwhile was a legitimate baron.

Swift Squall himself was however born in America, where his parents met while attending university. Almost immediately after finishing their studies the two were married, whit Swift's father creating his own corporation - Maelstrom Enterprises.- that with time grown into gargantuan media provider on four continents. That unfortunately means that for his early years Squall had only limited contact with his father. However when little Swift grown 7 years old, his family actively started moving from place to place. While that meant that Squall had more contact with his parent, it also deprived him from stability, when they moved from place to place following businesses opportunities.

The places where the growing boy stayed the longest were were two years in Far East, and another two years in Central Africa, with many many other places between the two.

However there was some merits thanks to his constant traveling. Squall is knowledgeable in many cultures and learned skills unheard for his age. During his stay in Africa, Squall met Argyrus, entrepreneur and private military contractor from Mediterranean region and as such was also called 'Grey Condottiere'. This man soon became one Squall mentors and a second father figure, teaching the teenager a many valuable skills. After some time Argyrus took the young man on another of their usual 'trips'. This time was different however. Old soldier explained and showed young Squall other 'businesses' that he was attending to poaching, weapon trafficking and extortion's, with an explanation that his own company 'Doing Things Done' would sooner or later need a successor and he saw that inheritor in Squall. If Argyrus counted on his influence bringing youngster to his side, he was for a world of disappointment. Swift Squall was horrified of what he saw and refused on the spot to Condottiere proposition. Deciding that ransom for safety of a heir of two multi-billions worth fortunes would be nice too, Argyrus ordered Squall locked up. Old mercenary however underestimated Squall artfulness. Young man escaped from his confinement into the bush. After he was found and aided by the locals Swift weighted his chances. The nearest city was a weeks on foot from where he was, and 'DTD' goons were looking for him. There was only one option left - fight. Squall joined the the region community in their opposition against Argyrus while at the same time sending messenger towards metropolis to contact his parents. In a few weeks that followed 'DTD' was brought on it's knees and Argyrus was arrested, after his defeated by Squall in hand to hand combat in ruin of a nearby village.

But while Swift was victorious, the conflict left it's tool on him. Following the betrayed by his mentor, and being forced to fight for survival the boy rarely spoke, experienced nightmares, brooded constantly and started to display apathy towards most of things, the only exception being his hobbies that he started to dedicate most of his time to.

His father, worrying about his son state realized that for his son to recover he needed more stability then what life offered him by now. After listening to recommendation of one of his business partners - a graduate of Canterlot High - he decided that this school would be most optimal for Squall's future and recovery....

 

Personality:

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Squall was always a stoic and calm boy, but his experiences in Africa made him very withdrawn - a harsh contrast to teenager that talked a lot before - making him an example of broken ace.

His previous lifestyle didn't helped matter either. Due to his constant moving and not attending normal school before Squall was devoid of any friends his age, and was surrounded mostly by adults making him oblivious when it comes to both friendship and romance. As such he may come as brutally honest and very cold while interacting with his peers - even when it's not his intention - but still makes himself seen as unsensitive jerk.

After events with Argyrus he also started to have trust issues, holding everyone but his parents and family servant Oak Branch (who at this point is more of an uncle then employee) at arms length developing 'lone wolf' kind of attitude. Other of his problems is the fact that he doesn't really know what he wants from life, which makes him afraid of future. While it may seem that he prefers solitude, deep down Squall craves to find a place - and people - he would belong to.

 

However if someone manages to break through that ice wall that he built around himself, they will find another side of Squall's.

While he may seem aloof, deep down he is extremely selfless, always putting well being of others before his own, to the point of being self-sacrificing at times. This makes him very generous, and not afraid to get involved into trouble for others sake - especially those he care about .On the other hand this means that Swift often sticks his nose into issues that otherwise shouldn't have anything to do with him. While he means well, some may find this irritating.  Squall also has strong sense of justice and desire to improve his surroundings and better situation of others, while also being indifferent towards the 'rules'. He certainly would break any of them just for the sake of it, but if they in a way of actions he deem right Swift will ignore them without second thought - fearless of consequences. They are actual few things he fears in general. It isn't that he doesn't recognize the dangers, the boy just have nerves of steel, and is able to think logically in situations that would make others panic.

There are also things capable of dropping his usually icy attitude and making him slightly more lively. Squall seeks activities that bring adrenaline and as such developed interest for material arts, swordsmanship and racing. If there is one thing that he craves it's desire for a worthy rival. Squall knows he is skilled in many things he puts his hand and heart into, and as such seeks others similarly gifted to compete with for betterment of himself. At the same time however teenager isn't interested in trophies, although he wouldn't mind them. For him prowess in a skill and struggle are their own rewards.

 

Scholastic Information:

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Before transferring Canterlot Hight, Swift Squall never attended a normal school. The lifestyle that his family followed would make this very unpractical, so instead he was educated by world-class tutors hired by his parents. As such he is mostly as knowledgeable as other youngster his age are, despite not optimal conditions for learning. The exceptions to this exact sciences, Arts, Languages and Physical Education. Squall is horrible when it comes to calculations and is really unable to wrap his head around them. While he often correctly guesses the end results when it comes to chemistry and physics, his inability to prove them using equations resulted in lower the average grades and the same applies to math. His skill at arts are  slightly better, being completely average. While he is quite a good poet, Swift couldn't draw a good picture even if his life would depend on it.

 

His language skills are one of the things where Swift shines. Squall is fluent in no less then seven languages and at least communicative in further four. Being descendant of grandparents from various parts of the world, and being exposed to various speeches from many cultures made him a polyglot he is today.

 

Squall is also quite skilled in sports, and he could have a realistic chances on going professional - if not for his complete lack of interest in this for most of them. His greatest forte are arts of iaido, kenjutsu and kendo, especially the first one being kind of a prodigy at it. So skilled he is at battōjutsu that he is able to perform using odachi. Material Arts and Motorcycling are a close second, but he also can be competitive in other individual disciplines - if he is roused enough to care that is. This does not extend to team sports unfortunately, as he struggles when it comes to teamwork, this issue being an extension of his problems with lack of social skills.

 

 

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Try to tone Squall down some.
And limit Real World references/

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