|“||We could form our own secret society.||„|
|~ Sweetie Bloom forming the Cutie Mark Crusaders along with Apple Bloom and Scootaloo.|
The Cutie Mark Crusaders (or CMC for short) are group of supporting characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
In Crusaders of the Lost Mark, the Crusaders assist Pipsqueak when he runs for class president against Diamond Tiara. After Diamond Tiara loses the election, they learn that she acts the way she does because of the high standards imposed by her mother Spoiled Rich. The Crusaders reach out to Diamond Tiara in friendship, and it is through their help that Diamond Tiara finally stands up to her overbearing mother. The Crusaders come to realize that helping others discover their true talents is more important than realizing their own. With this revelation, the three finally gain their cutie marks. While they all have shields, they also have different symbols.
- The Cutie Mark Crusaders are the second group of main characters in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, after the Mane Six. They are also the second protagonists to have a radical change of image (in their case, getting their cutie marks in Crusaders of the Lost Mark), after Twilight Sparkle who became an alicorn in the Season 3 finale Magical Mystery Cure.
- The Cutie Mark Crusaders have appeared in the following episodes without any of the Mane Six: On Your Marks, Hard to Say Anything, Marks and Recreation, and The Break Up Break Down.