Shining Armor
Shining Armor by sakatagintoki117
Other names Shining Armour, Prince Shining Armor, Shiny
Kind Unicorn
Sex Male
Fan voice(s) Daniel "Xigbarassasin" Sessions (Superman meets My Little Pony and Know Your Mare)
WildCardVA (Foaly Matripony, Dubberlicious 2 and My Little Reviews: The Crystalling)
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Shining Armor is a white male unicorn. He is Twilight Sparkle's older brother and the husband of Princess Cadance. He was the captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard prior to becoming Prince of the Crystal Empire.


Shining Armor is generally portrayed as laid back when not carrying out official duties. He can even be humorous on occasions, generally using dry humor much like his sister. When working, he takes on a serious persona. He is almost always shown to be highly protective of those he cares about.

Depiction in fan labor

A few fanfics center around Shining Armor attempting to make amends with Twilight following the events of A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2.[1][2]

Sometimes, Shining is depicted as having offspring with Queen Chrysalis. The child would be conceived before or during the events of the season two finale.[3]

In fanfiction based around Twilight being in a relationship, Shining Armor will often take on the stereotypical older brother role.[4][5]

Anthro depictions of Shining Armor are usually very muscular and "well-endowed".

An in-joke about Shining Armor is that corn dogs are his favorite snack, due to the fact that the official voice actor has played a character that likes corn dogs.[specify] This joke is referenced in the Friendship is Witchcraft episode Foaly Matripony.

In fan fiction based on My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Shining Armor's human counterpart is sometimes (even typically) portrayed as a police officer or other law enforcement official.[6][7]


Shining Armor is generally portrayed as very close to his younger sister Twilight though two a lesser extent than when the two were younger.


Being married to her in canon, Shining Armor is most commonly paired with Cadance. In more mature fanworks, Shining Armor is often paired with his sister Twilight, and on occasion, Spitfire of the Wonderbolts.[8] He is also frequently paired with Big Macintosh[9][10] or Flash Sentry.[citation needed]


Because of a scene in The Crystal Empire - Part 2 in which Shining Armor helps a weakened Cadance to take flight by launching her manually, numerous fan works are based on Shining Armor throwing Cadance or assisting others to do it.[11][12][13][14]


Shining Armor. by Shiarr

Shining Armor image gallery

See also


  1. twilightsparkle3562 (2013-08-22). The Canterlot Healing Process. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  2. thejboy88 (2013-12-23). Pain Between Siblings. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  3. Authora97 (2013-12-28). Shining and Chrysalis' Foal(s). FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  4. Wintergreen Diaries (2012-03-24). Unplanned Parenthood. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  5. Rabuiods (2012-07-18). Her Big Brother, His Big Problem. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  6. The Albinocorn (2013-11-22). Long Road to Friendship. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 September 10.
  7. Shinzakura (2014-04-10). Seven Days in Sunny June, Book I. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 September 10.
  8. RavenGuardian17 (2014-02-02). Scootaloo's Parents Are.... FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2015 July 29.
  9. Drakewing (2013-02-13). Together Until the End. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  10. Vozzlefox (2013-10-27). Demons. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  11. Skywriter (2012-11-12). Martial Bliss. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  12. Cadence Toss
  13. ChloeNArt (2012-11-27). Cadence makes a good javelin. deviantART. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.
  14. ignitus-dragon (2013-09-03). Football. deviantART. Retrieved on 2014 May 2.

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