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Now this is something that only a true fan can appreciate.
~ Quibble Pants
I guess we don't have to agree on everything to get along.
~ Quibble Pants learning his lession

Quibble Pants is the central protagonist of My Little Pony for the episode "Stranger than Fan Fiction".

He is voiced by Patton Oswalt, who also voices Remy, Max and Professor Dementor.


Listen, buddy, I don't take orders from some second-rate performer who learned acting from the Supervillain School of Bad Accents! The only thing this mess is missing is some giant Ahuizotl wannabe monster, and I have a feeling that would be too much for you bargain-basement adventurers to pull off!
~ Quibble Pants

Similar to Rainbow Dash, Quibble Pants is portrayed as an overenthusiastic Daring Do fan. While he is mostly friendly and excitable when it comes to the original book trilogy, he is overly cynical, sarcastic, and critical in regards to the later books, calling A. K. Yearling a sellout for dumbing down the series. He is also prone to long-winded rants. However, due to Quibble's intricate knowledge of the Daring Do series, he is able to improvise in dangerous situations and solve puzzles far more quickly than even Daring Do can.


Quibble Pants appears in Stranger Than Fan Fiction as an attendee of the Daring Do Convention in Manehattan. When first introduced, he is shown to be a huge fan of the Daring Do book series, even cosplaying as Daring and quoting pages of the series with perfect recall. He meets Rainbow Dash at the convention, and he is pleased to meet a fan who is as passionate about the series as he is.

However, as Rainbow gets to know him, Quibble is revealed to only be a fan of the original Daring Do trilogy, and he refuses to acknowledge the existence of the later books due to his skepticism of said books' realism. Because such an opinion puts him at direct odds with Rainbow's opinions, the two have a heated falling-out.

Later in the episode, Quibble Pants is dragged along with Rainbow Dash when they are captured by Dr. Caballeron under suspicion of working for Daring Do herself. However, Quibble believes the entire thing to be an act that Rainbow Dash orchestrated to prove his opinions wrong. After they escape from Caballeron and journey through a jungle, Quibble acknowledges the danger he is in, but he still writes it off as a performance with poor safety precautions.

When Quibble comes face-to-face with a monstrous Cipactli and meets the real Daring Do, he finally accepts everything happening around him as real, and he uses his knowledge of the Daring Do series to solve a treasure puzzle. In the end, while he still doesn't like the Daring Do books released after the original trilogy, he accepts the realism in them as well as Rainbow Dash's reasons for enjoying them.

His second and last appearance is in Common ground, when he want to have help from Rainbow Dash to impress his girlfriend and her daughter, since he doesn't really know anything about sport and really want her help to be a real sport fan so he can be a real father to his stepdaughter.


...awesomest thing ever!
~ Quibble Pants first line
Huh. Good catch. Oh, I'm Quibble Pants. Nice to meet you.
~ Quibble Pants introducing himself
B-B-Because on page 84 of Sapphire Stone, i-it describes her dodging a, quote, "score of arrows shooting forth from holes in the very walls," unquote, but then on page 107, Daring Do says she, quote, "barely made it past the traps' barrage of arrows," unquote, but clearly, Daring Do is embellishing and the correct number of arrows is... (Him and Rainbow Dash: Twenty!)
~ Quibble Pants showing his love to the first book to Rainbiw Dash
Whoa, whoa, whoa. There are no other books.
~ Quibble Pants refusing the existence of the others Daring Do books
I don't hate Daring Do. The first series was smart and cool and an amazing nod to old-time serialized adventure books, that somehow manages to be self-reflective and ironic while at the same time celebrating the art form without a hint of cynicism. Which is why I came here to ask A. K. Yearling muzzle-to-muzzle why she sold out and dumbed down the rest of her books into just a series of impossible action sequences!
~ Quibble Pants saying his true intention by going to the convention
Well, if it isn't the pony who know impossible things can happen because she just does!
~ Quibble Pants reuniting whit Rainbow Dash
[laughing] All four?! I mean, shouldn't at least one of them stay behind to guard us? Oh, oh, wait, the... No, because then it wouldn't be a terrible Daring Do adventure.
~ Quibble Pants after fooling Caballeron sideckicks
If this were really a real Daring Do adventure, I'm sure I'd step on the wrong plank at exactly the wrong— (Quibble accidently puts his hoov in the bridge) Whoa! [sighs] Good thing this is all just a pretend adventure. Least we know all of this struggling won't make the bridge fall apart. (The bridge falls apart downside) You need to get your money back.
~ Quibble Pants before falling apart of the bridge and being saved by Rainbow Dash
"That was... awesome! I-I-I thought we... and then you, and the flying...! Wow, and I was like, "Where are you going?!" A-a-and then you swerved, and I was, I was, I was on the water, and then [devolves into hyperventilating gibberish] Wow!"
~ Quibble Pants amazed to Rainbow Dash for saving his life
This isn't the official Daring Do Experience Adventu-cation, is it. (Rainbow Dash: Finally!) It's some cheap knockoff run by a bunch of incompetent ponies that have no idea how to execute this adventure with any level of safety! (Rainbow Dash: Ugh) What was that with the bridge?! We were in serious danger! I-I'm reporting you all to... well, I don't know who I'm reporting you to, but it's gonna be somepony important! Oh, and this cut-rate excuse for an "Experience" hasn't proved anything except that I'm right! It has all the hallmarks of a lame Daring Do adventure! (Quibble steps on one of the floors trap, inserts mod to the floor) (Rainbow Dash: Uh... Quibble?) No, I'm talking! Generic jungle location – check. Overly complicated villain plot – check. Random coincidences that conveniently get us to the next big set piece – check! (Quibble steps on another floor trap) (Dr. Caballeron: Watch where you are stepping, you fool!) Listen, buddy, I don't take orders from some second-rate performer who learned acting from the Supervillain School of Bad Accents! The only thing this mess is missing is some giant Ahuizotl wannabe monster, and I have a feeling that would be a bit too much for you bargain-basement adventurers to pull off! (Mud gets dripping, a Cipactli appears behind Quibble) Huh? Um... you're real. This is real. This is real!
~ Quibble Pants arguments and the realizes everything was real
Wha... Whoa, whoa, y-you're real! You-you-you're friends with her?
~ Quibble discovers Rainbow Dash is actually a friend of Daring Do after she saves them for the Cipactil.
Ugh, finally. Look, each door has another door that matches. These two both have Earth ponies fighting serpents. These two have Pegasi fighting griffons. These two have unicorns fighting bears. But this one... (Daring Do: ...has an Alicorn on it! It's the only one without a match! How did I miss that?) I've been asking myself that ever since book four!
~ Quibble Pants resolvs the puzzle
Meh. Not particularly original or inspired, but it worked.
~ Quibble Pants seeing Caballeron defeat.
Wait, hold on. Before we get in another fight, I-I think I finally figured it out! I love the Daring Do that solves puzzles and uses her brain to get out of tough situations, and she did way more of that in the original trilogy! You love the Daring Do that is brave and awesome and comes out on top no matter what the odds! (Rainbow Dash: Okay...?) And that's okay! We might never agree on what makes Daring Do cool, but you... are definitely cool. I-I mean, the way you saved me on the bridge? Wow! And escaping from the temple... you, Rainbow Dash, are awesome.
~ Quibble Pants learns his friendship lession
Uh, do you think A. K. Yearling would consider letting me write the next book? I... I think I can make things way clearer. I mean, for instance, in the second adventure... (Quibble continues talking over credits)...there's a side character. I don't want to kind of name it right now, because it's sort of this thing that I've already written a lot of fan fiction on. I don't want you to... Not that I'm saying that you would steal it! But I am saying this would totally go along my whole thing about puzzle-solving, except what if each puzzle that was solved, uh, unlocked a new karate move? Think of it that way, right? And I mean I'm kind of a "Yearlite" myself, so I'm sure she'd be open to— (Rainbow Dash: Uh... Quibble?) Sorry!
~ Quibble Pants last words of the episode



  • He seems to be a knock off of every fan of a franchise that can complain of what's new with it.
  • Patton Oswalt accepted doing the voice of Quibble Pants since his daughter is a fan of My Little Pony.
    • Ironically, Patton Oswalt, alongside Eric Bauza, was originally going to be the voice of Spike before Cathy Weseluck took over the role instead. Eric Bauza is a Canadian voice actor in the United States like Tara Strong.


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