Pony version of Flash Sentry
Human (Equestria Girls)
Flash Sentry is a character from My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. He is a member of the Royal Guard.
Depiction in fan labor
Flash is most commonly portrayed as a potential love interest for Twilight Sparkle. Before his official name was revealed, he was given the nickname "Brad". In the human world, he plays the guitar and is in a band, while in Equestria he is a royal guard.
When initially introduced, Flash was not widely accepted by the majority of the brony fanbase who viewed him as a generic love interest character without any remarkable personality traits of his own. This led to the creation of a meme labeling Flash as a "Waifu Stealer" in several humor oriented fan works suggesting that the dislike for Flash was based more on jealousy than impartial criticism.
He is most commonly shipped with Twilight due to the fact the she has a crush on his human counterpart. This shipping is called Flashlight. He is also sometimes shipped with Sunset Shimmer, his ex-girlfriend. In terms of homosexual shipping, he has also been shipped with Shining Armor in a few instances.