Heroes Wiki

-Welcome to the Hero/Protagonist wiki! If you can help us with this wiki please sign up and help us! Thanks! -M-NUva


Heroes Wiki

Pharynx is a supporting character in the popular animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is a male Changeling and the older brother of Thorax who is first mentioned in the season seven episode Triple Threat. He makes his first physical appearance in To Change a Changeling.

Design and development

In contrast to other changelings before metamorphosing, Pharynx has purple eyes, red neck fins and tail, blue wings, and more distinct back armor with shades of purple. Following his metamorphosis, Pharynx is taller—though slightly shorter than Thorax—and he has a different color scheme and red horns.

In entomology, the term "pharynx" refers to the part of the throat behind the mouth and nasal cavity and above the oesophagus and larynx.

Depiction in the series

Pharynx is first mentioned in Triple Threat, as Thorax explains to Spike his leadership troubles.

In To Change a Changeling, Pharynx first appears when Starlight Glimmer and Trixie visit the Changeling Kingdom, mistaking them for trespassers and capturing them. After Thorax clears up the misunderstanding, Pharynx is revealed to be the only changeling who has not transformed, preferring the hive's old ways of taking love from others. As a result, he spends most of his time ripping up flowerbeds and decorative vines, kicking holes in the walls, and hissing angrily at the other changelings.

According to Thorax, Pharynx was the head of changeling patrols during Queen Chrysalis' reign, thus leaving him without any duties after Thorax assumed the throne. He fears that Pharynx's inability to accept the hive's new ways and the misery he causes other changelings will threaten Thorax's leadership efforts. Starlight and Trixie try to talk to Pharynx, briefly connecting with them because of their pasts, but he soon dismisses them and calls them losers.

Later, during the changelings' "feelings forum", Pharynx finally voices his aggravation and disgust to the rest of the swarm, calling them weak for failing to properly deal with a maulwurf that menaces their kingdom. After the forum is adjourned, Pharynx overhears Starlight and Trixie talking about convincing Thorax to banish him from the kingdom. Thorax later tells Starlight and Trixie about how Pharynx used to defend him from bullies and try to toughen him up when they were little. Starlight comes up with another plan for the hive to accept Pharynx, but he has already left the kingdom by this time. Starlight, Trixie, and Thorax go looking for him and eventually find him fighting the maulwurf on his own. They try to help him, but the monster is too powerful, even after the rest of the swarm arrives as well. Thorax and Pharynx team up to turn the maulwurf's strength on itself, and they soon succeed in driving it underground.

When asked why he took on the creature after leaving his home, Pharynx admits that he still cares about the hive. The other changelings admit their fault and ask that Pharynx continue to protect them from outside threats. Pharynx accepts and finally transforms into a metamorphosed changeling like the rest of the swarm.

Pharynx makes a cameo appearance in School Daze - Part 2 as Fluttershy asks Thorax for Ocellus to come back to the School of Friendship.

Pharynx briefly appears in My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, celebrating Hearth's Warming with Thorax, Ocellus, and several other changelings.

In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Pharynx, alongside the rest of the changelings, appears during the final battle against Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow after being rallied by Ocellus. In The Last Problem, Pharynx attends Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony. He also briefly appears in a group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.



            250px-My Little Pony G4 logo.png Heroes

My Little Pony 'n Friends
Applejack | Baby Cotton Candy | Baby Cuddles | Baby Glory | Baby Lickety-Split | Baby Moondancer | Baby Ribbon | Baby Surprise | Bowtie | Captain Crabnasty | Danny Williams | Drog | Ember | Firefly | Fizzy | Gusty | Habbit | Lickety-Split | Majesty | Megan Williams | Medley | Molly Williams | Moochick | Paradise | Posey | Powder | Rep | Ribbon | Scorpan | Skydancer | Sparkler | Spike | Sundance | Surprise | The Bushwoolies | The Grundles (King Hugo) Twilight |

Generation 3
Rarity | Spike

Friendship is Magic
Twilight Sparkle | Spike | Applejack | Rainbow Dash | Pinkie Pie | Rarity | Fluttershy

Princess Celestia | Princess Luna | Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle & Scootaloo) | Discord | Princess Cadance | Shining Armor | Starlight Glimmer | Young Six (Sandbar, Gallus, Silverstream, Smolder, Ocellus, and Yona)

Angel Bunny | Big Macintosh | Braeburn | Bright Mac | Bulk Biceps | Chancellor Neighsay | Changelings (Thorax & Pharynx) | Cheerilee | Cheese Sandwich | Coco Pommel | Daring Do | Derpy | Filthy Rich | Flash Sentry | Flurry Heart | Gilda | Granny Smith | Gummy | Gusty the Great | King Sombra | Little Strongheart | Luster Dawn | Maud Pie | Mare Do Well | Pear Butter | Pillars of Old Equestria (Star Swirl the Bearded, Flash Magnus, Rockhoof, Somnambula, Mage Meadowbrook, and Mistmane) | Princess Ember | Quibble Pants | Scorpan | Seabreeze | Smooze | Snips and Snails | Steven Magnet | Sunburst | Sweetie Drops | Tank | Terramar | Trixie Lulamoon | Trouble Shoes Clyde | The Wonderbolts (Spitfire & Soarin) | Zecora

Equestria Girls
Twilight Sparkle | Sunset Shimmer | Applejack | Rainbow Dash | Pinkie Pie | Rarity | Fluttershy

Dean Cadance | Flash Sentry | Gloriosa Daisy | Indigo Zap | Kiwi Lollipop | Lemon Zest | Micro Chips | Principal Celestia | Sour Sweet | Spike | Sugarcoat | Sunny Flare | Supernova Zap | Timber Spruce | Vice Principal Luna | Wondercolts

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986): Megan Williams | Molly Williams | Danny Williams | Baby Lickety-Split | Spike | The Grundles | Gusty
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017): Twilight Sparkle | Spike | Applejack | Rainbow Dash | Pinkie Pie | Rarity | Fluttershy | Capper | Captain Celaeno | Princess Skystar | Queen Novo | Tempest Shadow | Princess Celestia | Princess Luna | Princess Cadance
My Little Pony: A New Generation (2021): Sunny Starscout | Izzy Moonbow | Hitch Trailblazer | Zipp Storm | Pipp Petals | Argyle Starshine | Phyllis Cloverleaf | Queen Haven | Alphabittle Blossomforth