|“||This is your sister Applejack, remember? The loyalest of friends and the most dependable of ponies?||„|
Applejack is a cowgirl Earth pony, the deuteragonist and is one of the seven main protagonists in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives and works at Sweet Apple Acres farm with her grandmother Granny Smith, older brother Big McIntosh, younger sister Apple Bloom, and a pet dog named Winona. She represents the element of honesty. She is hardworking and she can be very stubborn when it comes to helping. She is one of the main deuteragonists of My Little Pony: The Movie and My Little Pony: Pony Life, and a supporting character in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
She is voiced by Ashleigh Ball, who also voiced Rainbow Dash and Lyra Heartstrings.
Applejack was the last one in her class to get her cutie mark, a trait that seems to run in the family. The young Applejack leaves the farm to live with her upper-class relations, the Oranges, in the big city called Manehatten (a play on words based on a real city, Manhattan). Once there, however, she finds it hard to fit in and becomes terribly homesick. The rainbow left in the wake of Rainbow Dash's Sonic Rainboom leads her to return home to the farm. Once there she realizes that she truly belonged there, and finally gains her cutie mark. Twilight first meets Applejack and the rest of the Apple family when checking up on food preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration. In the second episode, when Twilight Sparkle is about to fall off a cliff, Applejack convinces her to let go so Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy can catch her. This action is later explained as representative of Applejack's honesty, in the rather contrived fashion of not telling Twilight Sparkle why she had to let go, and simply asked Twilight Sparkle to trust her, possibly because Twilight Sparkle would have panicked otherwise. Throughout the series, Applejack tells Twilight Sparkle about the way things are in Ponyville. She gets upset with Twilight for using magic for Winter Wrap Up and tells her it is not how they do it around here, especially not on her farm. She explains to Twilight in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" that "those of us who have been in Ponyville a while, have learned over time that, if Pinkie's-a-twichin', you better listen."
Applejack received positive feedback from fans and others and is one of the most loved main characters of the series.
Powers and Abilities
- Pony Physiology: Applejack is an Earth Pony who lives and works at Sweet Apple Acres with her grandmother.
- Enhanced Strength: Applejack possesses incredible physical strength due to years of apple-bucking.
- Expert Athlete: Applejack possesses extraordinary strength and athletic abilities.
- Expert Cook: Pinkie describes Applejack as "one of the best bakers ever".
- Expert Herding: She stops a cow stampede with only the help of her dog, Winona.
- Expert Music Player: Applejack can play the harmonica and the fiddle.
- Ice Sculpting Expertise: During the royal wedding preparations, Applejack crafts a heart-shaped ice sculpture.
- Enhanced Eating: Applejack possesses a huge appetite. Granny Smith recalls the time when an Apple family relative found Applejack as a foal eating all the apple fritters, showing that she had the appetite of a "full-grown stallion".
- Honesty Embodiment: Applejack possesses the element of honesty.
- Applejack is the only main character other than Spike from G1 to be re-imagined for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Her G1 counterpart was less athletic and more clumsy, and her cutie mark is 5 apples. She is also the only main character to keep her own appearance throughout the Generations (except for Generation 3).
- Since Pony Life resembles Teen Titans Go!, the Pony Life version of Applejack is similar to the Go! version of Cyborg.
- It's been implied that Applejack's mother and father have passed on.
- Applejack is the only member of the Mane Six to have both a brother and a sister.
- The only times where Applejack actually lies are Party of One (she tells Pinkie Pie that Rainbow Dash was bringing some supplies, but were actually items for Pinkie's surprise birthday party) and Leap of Faith (she tells everypony that the Flim Flam Brothers' Miracle Tonic truly made Granny Smith's physical feats of swimming. But after Granny nearly gets herself injured trying to break the Equestria high-diving record by diving in a small container of water, Applejack confesses to everypony that the tonic was fake and that Granny actually had the strength to do so, thus explaining why she didn't tell the truth because everypony seemed happy about it), not counting "The Return of Harmony" two-parter since she was under Discord's spell.
- Throughout the series, Applejack's voice has gotten lower.
- Season 3 is the only season where Applejack appears and has dialogue in every episode.
- This is parallel to Twilight Sparkle, who appeared and had dialogue in every episode of Season 1.
- Applejack has appeared in the following episodes without any of the other Mane Six: Family Appreciation Day, Somepony to Watch Over Me, Leap of Faith, Appleoosa's Most Wanted, Where the Apple Lies, and Going to Seed.