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Captain Celaeno is one of the major protagonists in My Little Pony: The Movie. She is a parrot pirate and captain, who originally served the Storm King as a cargo hauler. She was the second known victim of the Storm King's threat.
Once brash and bold explorers, Captain Celaeno and her crew are now relegated to serving as mere messengers for the Storm King. But all that changes when Captain Celaeno discovers the ponies aboard her ship. They remind her of how awesome she once was and encourage her to return to her adventurous and courageous ways. In the end, the Captain and her crew play a vital role in helping Princess Twilight and her friends to save Equestria from the Storm King.
My Little Pony: The Movie
Captain Celaeno appears as the leader of a crew of cargo delivery birds working for the Storm King. Twilight Sparkle and her friends stow away on her ship as it departs from Klugetown during their escape from Tempest Shadow. When the crew discovers the ponies stowing away, Celaeno orders them to be thrown overboard in accordance with the Storm King's rule book, only to be interrupted by a lunch break.
Celaeno and her crew reveal that, before they were forced to serve the Storm King, they used to be sky pirates. Amazed by this, Rainbow Dash encourages them through song to rebel against the tyrant and return to their swashbuckling ways. Celaeno is inspired by Rainbow Dash's words, and she and her crew agree to take Rainbow and her friends to Mount Aris to find the Queen of the Hippogriffs.
Unfortunately, their course is discovered by Tempest Shadow when Rainbow performs a sonic rainboom. Celaeno hides the Mane Six below deck as Tempest boards her ship, and the Mane Six eventually escape through the ship's hatch. As punishment for harboring Twilight and her friends in secret, Celaeno's ship is destroyed, and she and her crew are marooned on the Basalt Beach.
Later, after Twilight is captured by Tempest and taken back to Canterlot, Celaeno and her crew appear before Twilight's friends and offer to help them to save her, along with Capper and Princess Skystar. In order to sneak into the city, Celaeno and the pirates hide inside a cake for the Storm King while Capper and the ponies carry it past the Storm Guards. Though they successfully infiltrate the heavily guarded city, Grubber discovers their ruse, and they are forced to fight their way past the Storm King's forces.
After the Storm King is defeated, Celaeno joins all of her new friends in celebrating at the Friendship Festival, and she shares a hoof/fist bump with Rainbow Dash. During the closing credits, Spike tries to eat her crystal peg leg.
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel
Celaeno and her pirate crew's origin story serves as the basis of My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2. Celaeno and her crew mostly plunder the Storm King's lesser cargo ships to avoid drawing too much attention from him. When Strife offers to help them steal a large treasure from the Storm King himself, the pirates launch an attack on his airship fleet, hijack some of his treasure ships, and inadvertently recruit Capper and his friend Chummer. The Storm King soon catches up with them, however, and after Celaeno helps Capper and Chummer escape, the Storm King forces her and her crew to work for him as cargo haulers.
The Farasian Shores - Part 1
Celaeno travels to her homeland of Parrot Peaks with Rainbow Dash, Spitfire, Lyra Heartstrings, and Sweetie Drops.
Abyssinians - Part 1
Captain Celaeno and her crew drop Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Capper, Discord, and Trixie off in Abyssinia on the way to their own destination.
The Element of Love
Celaeno and her friends arrive in Ornithia in time for the royal wedding between Celaeno's childhood friend Ocypete and Prince Huginn. Realizing Ocypete does not love Huginn, Celaeno tries to talk her out of the wedding, but Ocypete refuses to listen, partly out of duty to her kingdom and partly out of resentment toward Celaeno for leaving home without telling her. When she discovers Huginn's true motive for wanting to marry Ocypete, Celaeno crashes the wedding and defeats Huginn in a duel, becoming one of Ornithia's Elements of Love in the process. This puts her in direct conflict with Ceridwen, one of the Knights of Harmony.
When first introduced, Celaeno is portrayed as cold and callous toward the Mane Six, prepared to throw them overboard without hesitation in accordance with the Storm King's rules. She is also very defeatist, resigned to doing the Storm King's bidding for fear of incurring his wrath. After Rainbow Dash's inspiring song, however, Celaeno gets her courageous and rebellious attitude back, enough to stand up to Tempest Shadow and challenge the Storm King's iron-fisted rule. In My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #2, Celaeno shows much concern for the safety of her crew and is willing to pass up on potential riches if the risk to her crew is too great.
Celaeno is a tall parrot with light green feathers and dark green ones on the top of her head and on her tail feathers. She wears a yellow and orange jacket with brown lining and purple/violet at the bottom behind her back. She wears a black captain's hat, her beak is yellow and wears a ring on her left ear. She also has an ember green crystal peg leg, possibly lost her real one in an accident. As a cargo hauler, she wears a black jacket, a black scarf over her head that covers her ears, and a wooden leg. Her upper body looks like she has an actual breast.