|“||Starlight. You got us this far with just my illusions and Discord's annoying personality. You don't need magic to figure out what to do next. I know you're afraid to be in charge, but you are really good at it! Listen to your best friend.||„|
Trixie Lulamoon (simply known as Trixie) is a former-antagonist-turned-supporting-protagonist in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is one of Starlight Glimmer's best friends and traveling magician. She tends to speak in the third person, referring to herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie".
She initially served as the main antagonist in the episodes "Boast Busters" and "Magic Duel", before she lost her villainy status and becomes a supporting protagonist for the rest of the series. She has also appeared in several comics and chapter books.
She is voiced by Kathleen Barr, who also voiced Queen Chrysalis.
Depiction in the series
Trixie makes her third major appearance in No Second Prances. After several failed attempts to make a new friend, Starlight Glimmer meets and befriends Trixie. Twilight expresses uncertainty in their friendship due to their respective pasts. When Trixie plans to put on a magic show in Ponyville to display her repentance, Starlight volunteers to be her assistant. As they spend time together, Trixie admits to Starlight that she has always been jealous of Twilight.
When Twilight eventually confronts Trixie and Starlight, Trixie reveals that she partly became friends with Starlight to one-up Twilight, much to Starlight's horror. After Trixie expresses her own heartbreak over her and Starlight's falling-out, Twilight convinces Starlight to assist in Trixie's magic show—performing a trick previously only carried out by pony magician Hoofdini—and the two new friends make amends.
In To Where and Back Again - Part 1, Trixie accompanies Starlight to Our Town when she is invited to celebrate its Sunset Festival, and she later teams up with Starlight, Thorax, and Discord to save Equestria from changeling invasion. Here, her eyes have two reflections each. In Part 2, Trixie's magic is disabled in the Changeling Kingdom due to the properties of Queen Chrysalis' throne. Because of this, she is forced to rely on her stage magic and illusions, using them to distract a changeling patrol.
While inside the changeling castle, Trixie frequently teases and argues with Discord. She later serves as a distraction for Starlight Glimmer and Thorax to find and destroy Chrysalis' throne. After Chrysalis is defeated, Trixie joins the ponies of Starlight's old village to celebrate the Sunset Festival and engages in a further back-and-forth with Discord.
Trixie appears in Celestial Advice, where a party is held in her, Starlight, Thorax, and Discord's honor.
In All Bottled Up, Starlight begins teaching Trixie some transfiguration spells. After she transforms a salt-shaker into a teacup, she gets carried away and transforms all sorts of things into teacups. Later, Starlight attempts to teach Trixie a teleportation spell, but when attempting to make an apple teleport, she accidentally makes the Cutie Map teleport.
As they search for the map, Trixie unknowingly angers Starlight with her nonchalant attitude toward the situation and the fact that she can't remember what she was thinking of when she cast the spell; unbeknownst to her, Starlight keeps storing her anger in a bottle. When Trixie catches Starlight putting more anger in the bottle, she tries to get a look at it, but the bottle accidentally breaks, infecting Granny Smith, Bulk Biceps, and a jeweler pony with Starlight's anger.
The trio attack Trixie, voicing Starlight's frustrations toward her. Starlight manages to extract the anger and admits her frustrations. Trixie apologizes for unknowingly angering her friend, and they reconcile. Trixie then remembers what she was thinking of when she teleported the table: the spa (as she was fondly remembering the day they met at the time). She and Starlight return the map to the castle, with Trixie suggesting that they erase the memories of the spa ponies so Twilight doesn't find out.
In To Change a Changeling, Starlight and Trixie pay a surprise visit to the Changeling Kingdom and meet Thorax's brother Pharynx, the only changeling to not accept the hive's new way of sharing the love. At Starlight's urging, she and Trixie try to convince Pharynx to abandon the old changeling ways, though this is minimally hampered by Trixie's flippant personality. Though Starlight and Trixie's actions nearly drive Pharynx to leave the changeling hive forever, he and the rest of the swarm eventually come together to drive off a maulwurf.
In Uncommon Bond, Trixie becomes fast friends with Sunburst during his visit to Ponyville, discovering that he shares her fondness of prestidigitation. She later helps him reconcile with Starlight when the latter feels neglected throughout his visit.
In Horse Play, Pinkie Pie mentions she bought untested magic fireworks from Trixie in a back alley at midnight. When the largest firework explodes, it creates an image of Trixie's face. In A Matter of Principals, Starlight hires Trixie as a substitute teacher at the School of Friendship, and as Trixie tries to perform a magic show for her class, Discord ruins it.
In Road to Friendship, Trixie performs a show in Ponyville with her assistant Starlight. After the show, she is approached by a stallion from Saddle Arabia named Hoo'Far, who asks that she bring her magic show to his homeland. He also offers to trade his wagon for hers, but Trixie refuses. Trixie invites Starlight to join her on the trip, but while the trip starts okay, the two mares begin to get on each others' nerves. When Starlight accepts Hoo'Far's renewed offer of a wagon trade, Trixie is outraged, and the two-part ways. Trixie tries to get her wagon back from Hoo'Far but is unsuccessful until a repentant Starlight returns. After proving their friendship to Hoo'Far, he agrees to reverse the trade. Trixie and Starlight return to Ponyville, believing such a long trip is too taxing for both of them.
Best Gift Ever
In Rainbow Roadtrip, Trixie appears talking to Starlight in the beginning shot of Ponyville, and looks at Pinkie after she yells "Road trip!"
In Student Counsel, Trixie is annoyed by how Starlight's dedication to her guidance counselor position is preventing them from spending any time together and reminds her of how they need to help Maud and Mudbriar with their "Spring Solst-astic" party. After being forced to handle everything herself, Trixie encourages Starlight to take a break. She later assists Starlight and their friends in helping Terramar find Silverstream, who is seemingly lost. Once Silverstream is found, they all return to the party together.
In A Horse Shoe-In, Starlight takes over for Twilight as headmare of the School of Friendship, and Trixie suggests she get some help running the school. When Starlight expresses interest in hiring a vice headmare, Trixie assumes she will get the position due to being Starlight's friend. During the selection process, Trixie does not take teaching seriously, argues with Grampa Gruff during a parent/teacher conference, and endangers the students during a "field trip". A frustrated Starlight angrily tells Trixie she will never get the job, but they soon reconcile. Trixie suggests the more qualified Sunburst for the position of vice headmare, and Starlight appoints Trixie as the school's new guidance counselor.
In The Ending of the End - Part 1, after being informed that Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow are on the loose, Trixie works with Starlight Glimmer to evacuate the School of Friendship before Starlight confronts Chrysalis in battle. In Part 2, she takes part in the final battle against Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow. In The Last Problem, Trixie attends Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony. She later appears as an older mare still serving as the School of Friendship's guidance counselor in future Ponyville during The Magic of Friendship Grows.
In Boast Busters, Trixie assumes a very theatrical personality. Twilight Sparkle's positive, helpful, and humble attitude is contrasted by Trixie's over-the-top boasting and arrogant nature. Trixie claims to have saved Hoofington from an attack by an Ursa major. However, when confronted by an Ursa minor, she admits that her tale was fabricated and that even the Ursa minor was an opponent far too powerful for her to contain. It's at this point where Trixie drops her "Great and Powerful" persona. Despite this brief display of honesty and fear, her frequent showboating alienates the other ponies.
In Magic Duel, Trixie returns with her magic augmented by the Alicorn Amulet, and she uses this power to take revenge on Twilight in a magic duel, banishing her from Ponyville and subsequently setting herself up as the leader of the town. She shows no qualms about using innocent ponies such as Snips and Snails to prove her power. During the episode, Trixie keeps Mayor Mare in a cage and forces other ponies to do manual labor for her. However, upon the Amulet's removal and the loss of her power, she accepts her defeat against Twilight and meekly seeks forgiveness for how she treated her and her friends. At the end of the episode, Trixie once again drops her persona and speaks in the first person before referring to herself as the "Great and Apologetic Trixie".
In No Second Prances, Trixie gives magic shows across Equestria as part of her "apology tour", bonds with Starlight Glimmer over their similarly troubled pasts, and shares with her new friend deep secrets about herself. In To Where and Back Again - Part 2, Trixie shows a tendency for sarcasm, especially when it comes to interacting with Discord.
Trixie reacts poorly to dangerous situations, quickly succumbing to panic and terror. But she is capable of genuine acts of courage despite this, such as when she attempts to stop the Ursa minor after her fans encourage her and when she sacrifices herself to a horde of changelings to buy Starlight and Thorax time to getaway.
Befitting her profession as an illusionist, Trixie demonstrates a special talent for stage magic throughout most of her appearances, able to create fireworks and illusions and having numerous magician's tools of the trade at her disposal, including magic wands, playing cards, never-ending handkerchiefs, and smoke bombs. She is also capable of standard telekinesis, but her affinity for real unicorn magic is initially limited.
While under the influence of the Alicorn Amulet, Trixie's magic is augmented to the point at which she can cast spells beyond even Twilight's ability, such as age spells. In No Second Prances, Trixie admits to Starlight Glimmer that, as good as she is at stage magic, she's not as good a spell-caster as Twilight or as good a stage magician as Houdini. As of All Bottled Up, Trixie has begun learning real magic spells like transfiguration and teleportation under Starlight's tutelage.
Episodes and Appearances
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 (cameo in an alternate timeline)
- No Second Prances
- Every Little Thing She Does (mentioned)
- To Where and Back Again - Part 1
- To Where and Back Again - Part 2
- The Maud Couple (cameo in photo)
- Horse Play (cameo in fireworks)
- A Matter of Principles
- Road to Friendship
- Student Counsel
- Between Dark and Dawn (cameo)
- A Horse Shoe-In
- The Ending of the End - Part 1
- The Ending of the End - Part 2 (cameo)
- The Last Problem (no lines)
- My Little Pony The Movie (cameo)
Friendship is Magic
- The Return of Queen Chrysalis (cameo)
- Nightmare Rarity (cameo)
- Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair (cameo)
- Neigh Anything (cameo)
- Reflections (cameo)
- Manehattan Mysteries
- Friendship is Magic Issue 23 (cameo)
- Siege of the Crystal Empire (cameo)
- Friendship is Magic Issue 40 (cameo in flashback)
- Ponies of Dark Water (cameo)
- Micro-series Issue 3 (cameo)
- Friends Forever Issue 6
- Friends Forever Issue 7 (cameo)
- Friends Forever Issue 9 (cameo)
- Friends Forever Issue 37
- Nightmare Knights Issue 2
- Nightmare Knights Issue 3
- Nightmare Knights Issue 4
- Nightmare Knights Issue 5
Trixie's Earth counterpart is a major supporting character in Equestria Girls.
When the other Six have their memories erased, Human Trixie helps Sunset Shimmer uncover Wallflower Blush as the culprit and figure out a solution to the problem. In turn, Sunset declares that she will always be Human Trixie's friend. In later specials, we see that Sunset made good on her promise, as she and Human Trixie are on friendly terms.
In Spring Breakdown, the Human Trixie visits Equestria, with the magic of the Portal turning her into a Pony.
- Her name is a pun of "tricks".
- Trixie is considered one of the least evil antagonists in the series, as proven by her debut episode. The only time she acted truly evil is that she is corrupted by the Alicorn Amulet which made her magic stronger. Even when she is reformed, she still acts like her old self and becomes an anti-hero. However, she is more friendly, kind, caring, and compassionate who is willing to do anything to help her new friends.