Top 10 Background Ponies

Background ponies. The random fillies and colts that make the scene look busy in any episode. There is a lot of them and most of them actually have fan-given, often non-canon backgrounds, names and characteristics to make them into a more fleshed out character, often becoming more appealing than some of the mane 6.
So lets celebrate our favourite, often mute on the show, ponies by bickering about who is best background pony.

The Top Ten

1 Derpy Hooves Derpy Hooves Derpy Hooves is a female Pegasus from the 2010s kids show My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. She is described as dumb and clumsy. Her occupation is a delivery mare.

The background pony who actually had a minor role in an episode... Before the world threw a massive bitchfit about it.
Derpy, also known as Ditzy Doo, is the creation of a accidental wall-eye'd background pony in the very first episodes of the show. Since then, Derpy has made cameo's and random appearances in almost every episode, not to mention all over fan works. Derpy is characterized by her appearance and name to be a very ditzy, dumb and otherwise mentally challenged, but extremely loveable, if not slightly childlike, pony with a heart of gold, never letting anything get her down. She is also characterized with an obsession with muffins due to her original only speaking role, and calling what has always been known as cupcakes in the show, muffins. She is also characterized as being a diligent mail carrier (to the best of her abilities) due to a number of appearances within episodes that have her as a mailmare. This allows her to drop into any number of situations because of ...more

Don't tell me you didn't see this coming, Derpy is awesome and adorable, and her ship with the doctor is just the same! She is the most known background pony by far, with her eyes, and "I just don't know what went wrong." Good for you, Ditzy Doo.

Derpy is the best don't care what anyone thinks and it's not her fault about her clumsiness so don't blame her all the haters out there and Octavia is great too but derpy is for sure better


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2 Lyra Heartstrings

This minty green pony was caught in the act of sitting on a bench unlike any pony ever has. Instead of laying on her tummy with her hooves tucked in, this pony one day decided to just sit like a regular old human and was forever characterised around this trait. Lyra is known for her love of humans and desire to become a human, being casted as the pony equivalent to a brony, only for humans instead of ponies. Also known for being shipped with Bon Bon due to the sheer amount of times they have been paired together in the show.

I adore derpy but... Lyra is just... Amazing. Look at her. She's a pretty minty-green unicorn who plays the harp and has a pretty cutie mark related name. I love the head canon that she adores/is fascinated by humans (kinda like how I am with unicorns and pegasus )

The head cannon around her is the most interesting and unique, in my opinion.


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3 Vinyl Scratch Vinyl Scratch

Also known as DJ Pon3, this pony's characteristics are far more canon than some of the others on this list; put simply, she is the DJ to end all DJs. Obsessed with club music and, to an extent, dubstep, Vinyl is the first pony to think about when you think music. Also known for her "Base Canon" and being shipped with classical music enthusiast Octavia... Wait, what?

It seems like (after all the fan fiction I've read and fan made pictures I've saw) Vinyl Scratch lives a whole different life out there! Besides she looks like a whole different pony with out those weird-purple glasses. No offense but that really hits me- what if she is hiding BIG secret behind those glasses like Cerise Hood from Ever After High?

This character should be one top.

She should be 2nd. Everyone loves this pony for some reason...


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4 Octavia

Octavia is a sophisticated earth pony that plays the string instruments violin and cello (more often cello). In the brony community, she is said to be Vinyl Scratch's best friend. While some prefer to believe that she is "snobbish", or a "Canterlot type of pony", she is really just classy and believes that things should be proper, while her friend Vinyl, on the other hand, just likes to have a good time and rock out, which makes them complete opposites. Octavia has her own fan-made parody of "Titanium", with only the sounds of the piano, strings, and EileMonty singing as our beloved Octavia. IN my opinion, if you're worthy enough to have your own song, you should be at the top. Octavia is one of the only regular-colored (in human terms) ponies in the whole show, which makes her unique, because everyone else might have a bright pink coat or rainbow hair, something of the sort. Some people might think that her character is not developed enough, and I agree, her character could use a bit ...more

A sophisticated, cultured, cello playing pony who is often paired with a wild and modern DJ; Octavia is a pony of class and distinction, a mare who holds herself and everything she does in a snobbish high regard, she is often seen as more of a rival or a direct opposite to Vinyl Scratch and often seen debating over their preferred form of music, but hey, you know what they say about opposites attracting. Given the nickname Octy, she is also appears in an octopus form in some pieces of fanart, which often leads to her being seen in this form with the mythical Sea ponies.

I've always had a thing for the musician ponies, and Octavia, being the original, is no exception. She's beautiful, she's British, she's classy but not in a stuck-up kind of way - what's not to like about her? I hope she gets more dialogue on the show!

Who doesn't love a bit of complexity and sophistication?

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5 Doctor Whooves

Doctor whooves is like doctor who... Get is? Anyway, amazing pony, and the derpy and doctor ship is definitely my second favorite, my first being fluttershy and discord.

I ship the derpy and the doctor more then I should... It's my favorite ship. But all that aside the doc here deserves to be further up on the list!

Also known as Time Turner, Doctor Whooves earned his nickname based on his appearance, a striking resemblance to the 10th Doctor from the series "Doctor Who" as well as bearing an hourglass cutie mark, it is often suggested that this was an intentional reference to the doctor. In fan works, he is characterised to be the doctor himself, transported to Equestria via a TARDIS mishap and reshaped into pony form due to the equine-centric laws of the world. He is thus given the same characteristics as the 10th doctor himself and very often paired up with a partner, as is the way of the original show. More often than not, this happens to be Derpy, simply due to her nature and popularity.

I love this pony! Yep. That's all. I love him for all the reasons

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6 Bon Bon

As mentioned before, Bon Bon is often known for her partnership with Lyra, though there is more to her than that. In the show, out of all the background ponies, Bon Bon has been given the most prominent roles, from being hassled by Apple Bloom, to falling ill to baked bads. From welcoming back Applejack in the last roundup to being a gossipy intrusion in new Fluttershy's wake in putting your hoof down. Though every time she has ever had a speaking role, she has always had a completely different voice from the last and given she has has 5 speaking roles in total, this fact raises more than a few eyebrows. Despite all these in show appearances, Bon Bon's fan characteristics aren't very well defined, she mainly is characterised by being around and sometimes acting as a straight man to Lyra's antics.

Bon Bon definitely deserves her own episode! - BrideiMacBella

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7 Big McIntosh

Love him and everything about him he rocks

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8 Berry Punch

Now here's the tale of a very unfortunate pony indeed. One of a fruit and fruity punch loving purple mare who has been characterized as more of a hard drunk than Barney Gumble. It started with wine, then onto cider after the episode featuring cider, to pure hard liquor, in all it's intoxicating forms. Berry Punch has been cast as a typical drunk who can't stand to be sober. Often shipped with Colgate, who, if you REALLY can't guess from the name, is a oral hygiene enthusiast. This stems from a shot in the show which briefly shows them standing close together from the episode Winter Wrap Up.

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9 Colgate

Colgate is an interesting case to say the least, in that she is split between two camps in terms of her fan work appearances. On the one hand she's Colgate, so called for her mane, which bares a striking resemblance to toothpaste. In these works she is strongly linked to Berry Punch as a partner and someone who desperately wants to see Berry Punch kick the alcoholic bit for her own good, and Berry Pinch too. On the other hand, she goes by many other names for those in the Doctor Whooves camp, names such as; Ramana, Jenne or TARDIE, this is due to her hourglass cutie mark. In this situation, she is seen paired up with none other than Doctor Whooves, often in place of Derpy. Toothpaste enthusiast or Doctor's assistant? This is a mare of dual identities.

She is hot, what else should I say?

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10 Cheerilee

The Contenders

11 Carrot Top Carrot Top Scott Thompson, known by the stage name Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and best known for his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor.

Lol that photo - 445956

Carrot top is much better than cheerilee so this makes no sense

Carrot Top is another pony who stays true to what little canon background she has. She is an earth pony, much like Applejack, who specialises in carrots rather than apples. Popularised by the fan work "Carrot Cake Storybook", which is also largely responsive for casting her as Derpy's best friend, a straight man to the wall-eye'd ponies zany antics. The pair of them are also well known for the phrase "I emptied your fridge" from the same book.

12 Minuette

She's the cutest and she's so bubbly and fun.

Minuette and Colgate are the same pony.

13 Applejack Applejack

She's One Of The Main Characters

LMFAO when this was on background ponies I laughed my ass off

Another option for best background pony was Applejack.

#1 backround pony 10/10 -IGN - davidcat

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14 Fluttershy Fluttershy Fluttershy is a female pegasus pony from the 2010 animated TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is a kind pegasus and is very timid and shy. She takes care of the animals.

More background pony than Applejack.

Fluttershy is adorable.

She is a background pony, that's a fact.



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15 Trixie Lulamoon Trixie Lulamoon

She's not a background pony, she's a recurring antagonist but she's still the best - bobbythebrony

The "Great and Powerful" Trixie is just an obvious narcissist, a social loner, and an obvious wuss of a magician unicorn. That is all.

Ugh. Why is this here? I'm not a fan of Trixie, but I do love her design, so let's keep her a background pony

Trixie is best pony!

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16 Button Mash

Button mash is a background pony that appeared first in the song the "perfect stallion" in "hearts and hooves day" due to the fact he was seen playing an arcade game when sweetie belle pointed to him he is seen as a hard core gamer and because sweetie belle pointed to him sweetie mash is a common and personally one of my favorite ships

Button Mash is certainly one of my favorite background ponies. I love him in his fan-made shorts.

Button Mash is adorable. I love him and he's a great background character.

I love Buttonmash almost as much as Fluttershy! He's funny, just as much satisfying and caring. I'm not sure he deserves to be on a main character course though, like Derpy. It wouldn't be the same! But at least every three episodes, the show up. I want Buttonmash with the CMC! 😕 But yeah. I want to see a lot of ButtonBelle (The Buttonmash and Sweetiebelle ship. one of my favourites! ) action in my little pony. Go Buttonmash! I wanna see you rock! Rock hard, Button! You can do this! You are a winner!

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18 Lotus Blossom

The spa ponies are my favorite

She's so pretty

19 Rarity Rarity Rarity is a female Unicorn pony from the 2010 Animated Television Series My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. She is the element of Generosity and her main passion is fashion.

Ugh. Why is a main character on here?

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