|Mane||Navy Blue, Cerulean Blue, and Cyan|
|Cutie Mark||A shield and three stars|
|Special Trait||Magic; Protection|
|Voice Actor|| Andrew Francis (English) |
Patrizio Prata (Italian)
Michał Podsiadło (Polish)
Nico Sablik (German)
Wendel Bezerra (Brazilian Portuguese)
José Antonio Macías (Latin American Spanish)
Older brother to Twilight Sparkle and captain of the Royal Guard, Shining Armor was introduced in the season 2 finale - A Canterlot Wedding. Twilight recalls her early relationship to her brother in a song and a flashback, indicating that they were always close and that they shared with each other several landmark events in their lives, such as Shining Armor's induction into the Royal Guard. His betrothal to Princess Cadence was revealed via a letter to his sister and the wedding to follow was officiated by Princess Celestia herself.
He is a young stallion, smaller than most others in the Guard, but probably more agile given his build. His mane and tail are three shades of blue and his coat is white. His cutie mark is a shield topped by three stars. A pinkish star nearly identical to Twilight's cutie mark is emblazoned on the shield, as he has demonstrated that he also has considerable magical prowess. It may also be a nod to his strong bond with his talented sister.
The flashback to their childhood shows he was very close to his sister. According to Twilight they did everything together. While still deceived by Queen Chrysalis' disguise and she spoke to him somewhat harshly, he kept calm and didn't recipricate, so he remains a mild-mannered individual despite his position as captain.
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