My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the fourth generation of My Little Pony. Unlike its third generations, which were mainly appealing to little girls, this generation is more popular among older audiences, predominately male between ages 16-35. Despite this deaths are rare to avoid making the series dark, but it does have its share, although many are hard to notice. Over time the show is slowly getting more mature.
See also: G1 of My Little Pony
In the showEdit
Unseen and before the first episodeEdit
- The following will be dead of old age hundreds of years before the story's beginning:
- Clover the Clever
- Princess Platinum
- Private Pansy
- Commander Hurricane
- Smart Cookie
- Chancellor Puddinghead
- Sable Spirit
- Commander Ironhead
- Bright Macontish - Is dead of unknown causes
- Pear Butter/Buttercup - Is dead of unknown causes
- Windigos - Incinerated by the Fire of Friendship ignited by Clover the Clever, Smart Cookie, and Private Pansy. (Shown in flashback set before the first episode)
- Fuzzy Slippers - Presumably died of cancer, and may have been the pony whose funeral was being held in the episode following his only appearance.
- King Sombra - Destroyed by Princess Cadance and the Crystal Ponies with the power of the Crystal Heart.
- Pinkie Pie clones - All were zapped by Twilight with a magic spell collapsing them into magic which was then sent back into the Mirror Pool from whence it came. (Note: The first clone, who doesn't seem as bad as the others, seems to have survived, as she was seen in The Saddle Row Review, unless it was a changeling)
- Giant Timberwolf - Choked on a rock thrown into his mouth by Spike.
- Plunderseeds - Destroyed when Twilight returned the Elements of Harmony to the Tree of Harmony. (Note: Earlier two were killed by Discord, and one each by Applejack and Twilight)
- Adagio Dazzle - Presumably aged into dust when her pendant - keeping her alive as a human for over a thousand years - was destroyed by Twilight Sparkle, Sunset Shimmer, and the human Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity with the power of their song. Debatable; they may still be alive staying at the age of the Rainbooms.
- Sonata Dusk - Presumably aged into dust when her pendant was destroyed by Twilight, Sunset, and the Rainbooms. Debatable; It is common in fanon for her to have survived and reformed, such as this trading card.
- Aria Blaze - Presumably aged into dust when her pendant was destroyed by Twilight, Sunset, and the Rainbooms. Debatable.
- Arimaspi - Bridge he was standing on was struck by lightning, sending him falling into the Abysmal Abyss. His skull is later seen. (Shown in flashback set before the first episode)
- Bugbear - Presumbably killed by the Mane 6. Debatable.
- Tantabus - Absorbed by Princess Luna when she was able to forgive herself for what she did as Nightmare Moon.
- Plant Monster - Killed when the human Rainbow Dash tackled him to the ground. If he survived this, he was disintegrated by Sci-Twi's device.
Legend of EverfreeEdit
- Midnight Sparkle - Overpowered and destroyed from within by Sci-Twi with the magic of friendship.
My Little Pony the MovieEdit
- Verko - Electrocuted by Tempest Shadow with a blast of lightning. Debatable
- The Storm King - Threw an Obsidian Orb at the Mane 6, but Tempest jumped in its path, and the explosion turned the Storm King to stone as well, sending him falling off the balcony where he shattered on the ground. (Note: The credits depict him moving his eyes in his shattered state, but given that characters turned to stone can't do that anyway, as well as other elements of the credits, they are likely not meant to be taken seriously)
In the comicsEdit
According to Meghan McCarthy, the IDW comics are set in a separate parallel universe/s to the show, though many events of the show transpire the same way.
- Cat - Killed by Chrysalis in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. (although the comics' writers said that the other cats survived)
- Chubacabra - Is implied to be killed by the vampiric jackalope.
- Vampiric Jackalopes - Are implied to be killed by the Chubacabra.
- Nightmare Moon - Is destroyed forever by Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie with the power of their friendship, and Spike with his love for Rarity, releasing Rarity from her control. (note: in Nightmare Rarity comic canon she is a separate entity from Luna, unlike in the show)
- King Sombra - Destroyed by Princess Cadance and the Crystal Ponies with the power of the Crystal Heart (much like the show) before the events of Fiendship is Magic and Siege of the Crystal Empire. He returned as a ghost and was later revived by Radiant Hope.
- King Orion - Presumably killed by Chrysalis. (Though Rainbow Dash said that he flew into the sky and became a constellation, Twilight insists that that part was made up)
- Sergio - Sent falling into the lava by Chrysalis throwing a changeling at him, causing him great pain and presumably killing him. (This is in contrast to the show where dragons are immune to lava as shown in Dragon Quest)
Theories and obscure possibilitiesEdit
These are less than "presumed deceased" but are speculated about and possible.
- The chimera is believed to have starved to death after Applejack got her snake's head caught in tree branches and her tiger's head caught in a tree trunk (despite appeasing the goat's head with cheese for the moment).
- Given that Dr. Caballeron is based off Rene Belloq from Raiders of the Lost Ark, there is a chance he may eventually open something similar to the Ark of the Covenant and his head will explode while his henchponies (Biff, Rogue, and Withers) heads collapse or melt. Pickpocket, being based off Pat Roach, may be brutally killed by a death trap inside the temple where they and Daring Do seek the ark. Such an event is extremely unlikely to be seen in the show, however, given the graphic nature of the deaths.
The theory about Nightmare Moon being a separate entity was debunked for the show by both Lauren Faust and the episode Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep. Sunset Shimmer's demon form is likely not a separate entity either, though Midnight Sparkle shows that both had the potential to separate from their original selves.