01x02 - Friendship Is Magic

"Elements of Harmony: See 'Mare in the Moon'?"

But that's just an old ponies' tale.

Twilight: "...She will bring about nighttime eternal!"

It's imperative that the princess is told right away.

(Spike burps) Twilight: I knew she would want to take immediate action.

Spike: (reading) "My dear Twilight, there's more to a young pony's life than studying.

Make some friends."

(Pinkie Pie gasps)

Twilight: All the ponies in this town are CRAZY!

I hope the princess was right...

Rarity: She's GONE!

Twilight: Oh no...Nightmare Moon!

(evil laughter, peals of thunder)

(theme song begins) My Little Pony, My Little Pony, ah, ah, ah, ah,

(My Little Pony) Twilight: I used to wonder what friendship could be

(My Little Pony) Until you all shared its magic with me

Rainbow Dash: Big adventure

Pinkie Pie: Tons of fun

Rarity: A beautiful heart

Applejack: Faithful and strong

Fluttershy: Sharing kindness

Twilight: It's an easy feat

All: And magic makes it all complete, yeah

(My Little Pony) Do you know, you're all my very best friends

(evil laughter, peals of thunder)

Seize her! Only she knows where the princess is!

Stand back, you foals!

(evil laughter, peals of thunder)

Rainbow Dash: Come back here!

Nighttime? Forever?

(Spike groans sleepily) We gotta stop Nightmare!

You've been up all night, Spike.

You are a BABY dragon, after all.

(crash) Twilight: Elements, Elements, Elements...Ugh!

How can I stop Nightmare Moon without the Elements of Harmony?!

And just what ARE the Elements of Harmony?

And how did YOU know about Nightmare Moon, huh? Are you a spy?!

Rainbow Dash: Whoa!

Applejack: Simmer down, Sally. She ain't no spy.

But she sure knows what's goin' on...don'tcha, Twilight?

I read all about the prediction of Nightmare Moon.

Some mysterious objects called the Elements of Harmony are the only things that can stop her, but I don't know what they are, where to find them, I don't even know what they do!

Pinkie Pie: "The Elements of Harmony: A Reference Guide."

Twilight: How did you find that?!

Twilight: "There are six Elements of Harmony, but only five are known: Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Honesty, and Loyalty.

The sixth is a complete mystery.

It is said the last known location of the five Elements was in the ancient castle of the royal pony sisters.

It is located in what is now-"

All: The Everfree Forest?!

(spooky theremin music)

Whee! Let's GO!

Not so fast.

Look, I appreciate the offer, but I'd really rather do this on my own.

Applejack: No can do, sugarcube.

We sure ain't lettin' any friend of ours go into THAT creepy place alone.

We're stickin' to you like caramel on a candy apple.

(all voicing agreement)
Pinkie Pie: Especially if there's candy apples in there!

Pinkie Pie: What? Those things are GOOD.


Twilight: So, none of you have been in here before?

Rarity: Ugh! Heavens, no!

Rarity: Just look at it! (squealing) It's dreadful!

Applejack: And it ain't natural. Folks say it don't work the same way as Equestria.

Twilight: (apprehensively) What's that supposed to mean?

Rainbow Dash: (spooky vibrato) Nopony knows!

You know why?

Applejack: Rainbow, quit it!

Rainbow Dash: ...'cause every pony who's ever come in has never...come...OUT!

(ground rumbling, ponies screaming)

Rainbow Dash: Fluttershy! Quick!

Fluttershy: Ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness...


(Twilight screaming, rocks rolling down cliff face)

Applejack: Hold on! I'm-a comin'!

(hooves scraping cliff)
Twilight: Applejack! What do I do?!

Let go.

Are you CRAZY?!

No I ain't.

I promise you'll be safe.

That's not true!

Now, listen here. What I'm sayin' to you is the honest truth.

Let go, and you'll be safe.


(Twilight sighs with relief)

(Twilight yelps)

(Applejack's hooves clop)
Fluttershy: Sorry, girls. I'm not used to carrying more than a bunny or two.

(feral roar)

Rainbow Dash: And once Pinkie and Rarity were saved, WHOA!

Me and Fluttershy loop-de-looped around and WHAM!

Got you right in the nick of time.

Yes, Rainbow, I was there.

And I'm very grateful, but we gotta- (gasps)

Twilight: A manticore!

(feral roar)

Twilight: We gotta get past him!

(manticore snarls)

(kick landing)
Rarity: Take that, you ruffian!


Rarity: (wailing) My hair!

(Rarity shrieks)

Fluttershy: Wait...

(manticore grunts)

(manticore snarling)
Applejack: Yee-haw! Git along, little doggie!

Fluttershy: Wait!

(thudding, roar)

Applejack: Whoa! All yours, partner.

I'm on it!


Fluttershy: Wait!

(manticore snarling)

(Rainbow Dash screams)



(hooves scrape dirt)


Fluttershy: WAAAIT!

(manticore snarls)

Fluttershy: (motherly) Shh...it's okay.

Oh, you poor, poor little baby.


Now, this might hurt for juuust a second...


All: Fluttershy!

(manticore purring, Fluttershy giggling)

Fluttershy: (baby talk) Aw, you're just a widdle old baby kitty, aren't you?

Yes you are. Yes you are.

How did you know about the thorn?

I didn't. Sometimes we all just need to be shown a little kindness.

Rarity: (shudders) My eyes need a rest from all this icky muck.

Rarity: Well, I didn't mean that literally...

Twilight: That ancient ruin could be right in front of our faces and we wouldn't even know it!

Rarity: I didn't see you there! My apology.

(ponies talking over each other fearfully)

Applejack: Oh wait, I think I stepped in somethin'.

(Fluttershy screams)

It's just mud...

(Applejack yelps)

(menacing growls)

(all screaming)

(Pinkie Pie laughing)
All: Huh?!

(making goofy noises, laughing)

Twilight: Pinkie, what are you doing?! Run!

Pinkie Pie: Oh girls, don't you see?

(singing) When I was a little filly and the sun was going down

Twilight: Tell me she's not...

Pinkie Pie: (singing) The darkness and the shadows, they would always make me frown

Rarity: She is.

Pinkie Pie: (singing) I'd hide under my pillow from what I thought I'd saw

But Granny Pie said that wasn't the way to deal with fears at all

Rainbow Dash: Then what is?!

Pinkie Pie: (singing) She said, Pinkie, you gotta stand up tall, learn to face your fears

You'll see that they can't hurt you, just laugh to make them disappear



(all singing and laughing)
So, giggle at the ghostly

Guffaw at the ghastly

Crack up at the creepy

Applejack: Woohoo!
Whoop it up with the weepy

Chortle at the kooky

Snortle at the spooky

Pinkie Pie: (singing very rapidly) And tell that big dumb scary face to take a hike and leave you alone and if he thinks he can scare you he's got another thing coming and the very idea of such a thing makes you wanna...HAHAHAHA hehehe...

(holding note) Laaaaaaaaugh!

(song ends, all laughing)

(all laughing)

(brakes squealing, thuds)

How are we gonna cross this?!

(distant cry)
All: Huh?

(sobbing, splashing)

Sea serpent: (flamboyant accent) What a world! What a WORLD! (splash)

Excuse me, sir. Why are you crying?

Sea serpent: (histrionics) Well, I don't know. I was just SITTING here, minding my OWN business, when this tacky little cloud of purple smoke just WHISKED past me and tore half of my beloved moustache...CLEAN OFF!

And now, I'm just SIMPLY HORRID!

(sobbing theatrically, loud splash)

Rainbow Dash: Oh, gimme a break.
Applejack: THAT'S what all the fuss is about?!

Rarity: Why, of COURSE it is!

(haughty) How CAN you be so insensitive?!

(sympathetic) Oh, just look at him. Such lovely luminescent scales.

Sea serpent: (sniffs, whines) I know...

Rarity: And your EXPERTLY coiffed mane.

Sea serpent: (pleased) Oh, I know, I know!

Rarity: Your FAAABULOUS manicure.

Sea serpent: (gasps, gushing) It's so truuuue!

Rarity: All RUINED without your beautiful moustache...

Sea serpent: (wailing) It's TRUE, I'm HIDEOUS!

Rarity: I simply cannot let such a crime against fabulosity go uncorrected.


Sea serpent: (whining) OW! What'd you do that for?!

Twilight: Rarity, what are you- (slash)

(sea serpent swooning dramatically)

Sea serpent: (delighted) Oh, hohohohooo!

(preening) My moustache! How WONDERFUL!

Rarity: You look smashing.

Twilight: Oh, Rarity! Your beautiful tail...

Rarity: Oh, 'tis fine, my dear.

Short tails are in this season.

Besides, it'll grow back.

Rainbow Dash: So would the moustache...

Twilight: (gasps) We can cross now! Let's go- (screams)

Sea serpent: (dramatically) Allow me.

There it is! The ruin that holds the Elements of Harmony!

Twilight: We made it!

Applejack: Twilight! Wait for us!

Twilight: We're almost there- (yelps)

What's with you and falling off cliffs today?

Pinkie Pie: (gasps) Now what?!

Rainbow Dash: Duuuh.

Pinkie Pie: Oh yeah!

Voice: Rainbow...Rainbow...

Rainbow Dash: Who's there?!

(indignantly) I ain't scared o'you! Show yourself!

voice: We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the best flier in Equestria.


Voice: Why, you, of course.

Really?! I mean...Oh yeah, me.

Hey, uh, you wouldn't mind telling the Wonderbolts that, would ya?

'Cause I've been trying to get into that group for, like, EVER.

Voice: No, Rainbow Dash. We want you to join US. The Shadowbolts.

Shadowbolt: We are the greatest aerial team in the Everfree Forest, and soon we will be the greatest in all Equestria, but first, we need a captain.

Shadowbolt: The most magnificent-

Rainbow Dash: Yep.

Shadowbolt: Swiftest-

Rainbow Dash: Yes.

Shadowbolt: Bravest flier in all the land.

Rainbow Dash: Yes, (chuckle) it's all true.

Shadowbolt: We need... (whispering) you.

Rainbow Dash: WOOHOO! Sign me up!

Rainbow Dash: Just lemme tie this bridge real quick, and then we have a deal.

Shadowbolt: NO!

It's THEM, or US.

Twilight: Rainbow, what's taking so long?

Twilight: Oh no...RAINBOW!

(fog swooshes in)
Twilight: Don't listen to them- (drowned out by fog)

Shadowbolt: Weeeell?

Rainbow Dash: You...

Thank you. For the offer, I mean.

But...I'm afraid I have to say no. (whoosh)

(all cheering)

See? I'd NEVER leave my friends hangin'.

Applejack: Whoa. Come on, Twilight. Isn't this what you've been waitin' for?

Twilight: The Elements of Harmony! We've found them!

Twilight: Careful...Careful...

Pinkie Pie: One, two, three, four...There's only five!

Rainbow Dash: Where's the sixth?

The book said, "When the five are present, a spark will cause the sixth Element to be revealed."

Applejack: What in the hay is that s'pposed t'mean?

Twilight: I'm not sure, but I have an idea.

Stand back. I don't know what will happen.

Applejack: Come on now, y'all. She needs to concentrate.

(wind blowing, Elements scraping ground)

(Twilight shrieks)

All: Twilight!

(wind howling)

The Elements!

(all talking over each other worriedly)

Applejack: Twilight! Where are you?!

Rarity: Look!

Applejack: Come on!

(Twilight coughing)

(Twilight gasps, Nightmare Moon cackles evilly)


(Twilight gasps, thunder)

(hoof scraping ground)

Nightmare Moon: You're kidding. You're kidding, right?

(hoof scraping ground, horn humming)



(Twilight moans)

Just one spark. Come on, come on...

(wind howling)

(Twilight yelps, thuds)

(Elements humming)
Nightmare Moon: No! NO!

Twilight: (gasps) But, where's the sixth Element?!
(Nightmare Moon laughs, slams ground)

(shards clatter to ground)

You little FOAL, thinking you could defeat ME?!

Now you will never see your princess or your sun!

The night will last FOREVER! (cackles)

(other ponies talking over each other, echoing)

(Twilight gasps, "spark" sound)

You think you can destroy the Elements of Harmony, just like that?!

Well, you're wrong, because the spirits of the Elements of Harmony...are right HERE!

Nightmare Moon: What?!

Twilight: Applejack, who reassured me when I was in doubt, represents the spirit of...Honesty.

Twilight: Fluttershy, who tamed the manticore with her compassion, represents the spirit of...Kindness.

Twilight: Pinkie Pie, who banished fear by giggling in the face of danger, represents the spirit of...Laughter!

Twilight: Rarity, who calmed a sorrowful serpent with a meaningful gift, represents the spirit of...Generosity!

Twilight: And Rainbow Dash, who could not abandon her friends for her own heart's desire, represents the spirit of...Loyalty!

Twilight: The spirits of these five ponies got us through every challenge you threw at us.

Nightmare Moon: You still don't have the sixth Element! The spark didn't work!

But it did. A different KIND of spark.

I felt it the very moment I realized how happy I was to hear you, to see you, how much I cared about you.

The spark ignited inside me when I realized that you all...are my friends.

Twilight: You see, Nightmare Moon, when those Elements are ignited by the...the spark that resides in the heart of us all, it creates the sixth Element. The Element of...MAGIC!

(hum rising in pitch)

Nightmare Moon: NOOO! NOOO!

(Twilight's eyes resonating)

Rainbow Dash: (moans) My head...

Applejack: Everypony okay?

Rarity: Oh, thank goodness!

Fluttershy: Why Rarity, it's so lovely.

Rarity: I know! I'll never part with it again!

Fluttershy: No, your necklace. It looks just like your Cutie Mark.

Rarity: (quizzical "oh's") So does yours!

(Fluttershy gasps)

Pinkie Pie: Look at mine! Look at mine!

Rainbow Dash: Awww YEAH!

Applejack: Gee, Twilight! I thought you were just spoutin' a lotta hooey, but I reckon we really do represent the elements of friendship.

Princess Celestia: Indeed you do.

Twilight: (gasps) Princess Celestia!

Princess Celestia: Twilight Sparkle, my faithful student. I knew you could do it.

Twilight: But you told me it was all an old pony tale.

Celestia: I told you that you needed to make some friends, nothing more.

I saw the signs of Nightmare Moon's return, and I knew it was you who had the magic inside to defeat her, but you could not unleash it until you let true friendship into your heart.

Now if only another will, as well.

Princess Luna. (Luna gasps)

It has been a thousand years since I have seen you like this.

Time to put our differences behind us.

We were meant to rule together, little sister.

All: Sister?

Will you accept my friendship?

Pinkie Pie: Whoa!

Luna: I'm so sorry! I missed you so much, big sister!

Celestia: I've missed you too.

(Pinkie Pie blows nose, sobs)

Hey! You know what this calls for?! A PARTY!

Celestia: Why so glum, my faithful student?

Are you not happy that your quest is complete and you can return to your studies in Canterlot?

Twilight: That's just it.

Just when I learned how wonderful it is to have friends, I have to leave them.

Celestia: Spike, take a note, please.

"I, Princess Celestia, that the unicorn Twilight Sparkle shall take on a new mission for Equestria. She must continue to study the magic of friendship. She must report to me her findings from her new home in Ponyville."

(ponies cheering)

Twilight: Oh, thank you, Princess Celestia! I'll study harder than ever before!

(all cheer)

Pinkie Pie: (rapidly) Isn't this exciting?

Are you excited, 'cause I'm excited, I've never been so excited, well, except for the time I went (gasps)

but I mean really-

(ending theme begins) My Little Pony

My Little Pony


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