I was browsing one of my favorite websites tonight, when I ran across a photo of a My Little Pony toy, labeled "G4 Mimic". Figuring it was just a commission of someone's original character, I clicked on it, just for giggles and grins. Ten seconds later, I was scrambling for Goggle. Low and behold, there actually was an offical Unicorn Pony, named Mimic, with a parrot cutie-mark, that came out in 1986, and she actually had an episode of the cartoon show about her. Now seriously interested, I went looking for a list of characters from the entire franchise. Not only was there a unicorn named Mimic, but there was also a Pegasus named Masquerade, who came out in the same year, noted as being quite the master of disguise. Right down to having a pair of masks, for a cutie-mark.
This was an awesome find, because as I said in my previous post, I'm seriously considering having my Friendship is Magic OC, get mistaken for Trixie or Cheerilee. Now that I know about Mimic and Masquerade, I can add a little bit of hommage to the original 80's toyline, if I want. Which is a good thing, because I've been unsure if "Mirage" actually fits my character or not. Honestly, it was simply the only name I could find a cutie-mark for, givien the limited selection in the Hubworld's Fabulous PonyMaker