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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 save Equestria from the Storm King.
Role in Film
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.
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.