Fluttershy is a female Pegasus pony, and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives in a cottage near the Everfree Forest and is an animal caretaker, the most prominent of her charges being Angel the bunny. She represents the element of kindness. She will be voiced by Bree Faith.
<img src="http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110830155434/mlp/images/thumb/f/f1/Fluttershy_TheStare_Sketch.jpg/200px-Fluttershy_TheStare_Sketch.jpg" width="200" height="124" class="thumbimage" />Development SketchAdded by Drkdragonz66Fluttershy's caring nature and appearance is similar to Posey, an Earth pony in the 1980s My Little Pony toy lines and show. Her initial design, published online by Lauren Faust, refers to her as "Posey" as well. Her cutie mark, three pink and cyan butterflies, is similar to that of the G2 pony Sky Skimmer. Fluttershy's name is shared by a previous generation Earth pony, who is a photography enthusiast.
<img src="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110904202531/mlp/images/thumb/1/1e/Fluttershy_Hearth_shape_S1E16.png/200px-Fluttershy_Hearth_shape_S1E16.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy worrying about Rainbow Dash's performance in the Best Young Flyers' competitionAdded by Xx Mr Brony xXWhen Fluttershy is first introduced in the series, she barely manages to tell Twilight Sparkle her name on account of her timidness, whispering so quietly that Twilight can't hear her, and even going so far as to shying away behind her own hair. However, she immediately becomes enthusiastic when she sees Spike, imploring the baby Dragon to hold a conversation with her, which he ends up doing, and follows him and Twilight all the way to the library. Her shy nature contrasts with Rainbow Dash's abrasiveness, most notably in Dragonshy, and to a lesser extent in Sonic Rainboom. What is noticeable is that throughout season 1, Fluttershy's inability to speak up often annoys Rainbow Dash, and Rainbow expresses her aggravation more than once. One instance is when Fluttershy produces cheers to the best of her extent for Rainbow Dash at the beginning of Sonic Rainboom, none of them coming close to being loud and encouraging, much to the latter's dismay. Season 2 shows them having grown closer to each other as friends despite their differences.
She fears full-grown dragons and was hesitant to continue forward more than once when she and the others go on an expedition to deal with a sleeping dragon in Dragonshy, with Fluttershy relying heavily on her friends' encouragement. <img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110807205944/mlp/images/thumb/8/8e/Fluttershy_staring_down_the_dragon.png/200px-Fluttershy_staring_down_the_dragon.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Despite her debilitating fear of (grown) dragons, Fluttershy comes face-to-face with the dragon and admonishes him for his volatile temper.Added by SmuffIn the end, Fluttershy gains the courage to speak to the dragon, even confront it face-to-face when the others failed to negotiate with it. In Stare Master, she tames a wild cockatrice in a similar manner. <img src="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111214212757/mlp/images/thumb/d/d1/Fluttershy_2nd_yay_S01E16.png/180px-Fluttershy_2nd_yay_S01E16.png" width="180" height="101" class="thumbimage" />Soft-spoken cheerleader. Team Rainbow Dash objects to this.Added by Xx Mr Brony xXShe is reduced to tears by Gilda in Griffon the Brush Off when the griffon roars in her face. Afraid to be in the same room as Gilda, Fluttershy voices her discomfort to Pinkie Pie, who waves off her worry as Fluttershy's "Auntie Pinkie Pie", much to her chagrin.
In Luna Eclipsed, Fluttershy sequesters herself at home in her cottage during Nightmare Night, and refuses to answer the door until she learns that it is Twilight who is calling. <img src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120908110538/mlp/images/thumb/9/99/Derpyshy_S02E04.png/180px-Derpyshy_S02E04.png" width="180" height="101" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy enjoying a nice hug from Princess Luna in Luna Eclipsed.Added by OzankIn Putting Your Hoof Down, Fluttershy transforms her shyness into assertiveness after attending a seminar from Iron Will. However, when she over-asserts herself, such as going berserk when a mail carrier delivers her the wrong mail, Rarity and Pinkie attempt to intervene. In the end, she ultimately reverts to her normal self, but with a stronger resolve.
In Dragon Quest, she is again shown to be afraid of dragons. Fluttershy pointedly refuses to watch the Dragon Migration with her friends, despite Twilight Sparkle's coaxing. It culminates in Fluttershy pushing past Rainbow Dash and jumping out the window, fleeing the scene before any of them could follow her. <img src="http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121011211716/mlp/images/thumb/8/86/Fluttershy_Pushup_S02E22.png/200px-Fluttershy_Pushup_S02E22.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy training to improve her wingpower for Tornado Duty.Added by OzankIn Hurricane Fluttershy, she tries to avoid helping the other Pegasi in the tornado formation. After some insistence from Rainbow Dash, she reveals that she is afraid of doing badly as a Pegasus. She becomes even more discouraged after her initial wingpower only came to a 0.5 on the scale. Later on, the animals get her to become motivated in increasing her wingpower, but her second attempt only puts her at 2.5 (corrected by Spike as 2.3), further diminishing her hopes for improvement. In the end, Twilight convinces her to give her best when the other Pegasi were lacking the necessary wingpower to lift the water off the ground. Her help resulted in her wingpower surpassing her first two ratings and a successful attempt to transport the water to Cloudsdale.
- "Fluttershy, who tamed the manticore with her compassion, represents the spirit of KINDNESS."
- — Twilight Sparkle
When the ponies venture into the Everfree Forest, she is the only pony who does not engage in a fight with a Manticore when it attacks them, and relieves it of a thorn embedded into its front paw. She later reveals to Twilight that she did not notice the thorn, but showed consideration to the fierce Manticore regardless. This kind act entitled her to being the wielder of Kindness, as well as revealed her faithful and considerate handling of all types of animals.
- "Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness..."
- — Fluttershy on her values
After humbling the dragon in Dragonshy and causing it to cry, she immediately consoles it and advises it to look for a more suitable place to sleep. <img src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120214110011/mlp/images/thumb/9/93/Angry_fluttershy_3.png/200px-Angry_fluttershy_3.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />If the animals don't like Fluttershy, you won't either.Added by URLWhen the animals in the garden of Canterlot scurry away from her in The Best Night Ever, she snaps and gets into a very uncharacteristic fit of rage.
- "I'll catch you yet, my pretties. Oh yes, as soon as one of you little birds or monkeys or bears touches this net, you'll be mine! MINE! HahahaHAHAHA!'"
- — Fluttershy
In The Return of Harmony Part 1, she is the only pony who isn't easily affected by Discord's manipulation, much to his frustration, prompting him to forcefully hypnotize her and make her cruel. In this state, she is no longer kind and gentle, and is instead, very nasty and irritating to those around her. She shows no hesitation in inflicting grief or annoyance upon the other ponies, such as trampling the flowers in front of the library and dumping water on Twilight Sparkle and Spike. When Twilight Sparkle sets out to set the others straight using a "memory spell", Twilight and Applejack are forced to hogtie her and pin her to the floor, with Applejack standing on her tail to prevent her from flying away. Upon returning to normal, a horrified Fluttershy initially believes her corrupted state to be a "horrible dream".
Many Pegasus ponies are involved in manipulating the weather, but Fluttershy focuses on tending to animals instead.
In A Bird in the Hoof, she cares for a "sick" bird, Philomena, with the aid of a thermometer, a stethoscope, and medicine, implying her practice in taking care of sick or wounded animals. At the beginning of the episode, there is also a mouse in a wheelchair meeting its family with a plaster cast that appears to be Fluttershy's work. Later on, she introduces Philomena to a hummingbird named Hummingway, who has recuperated under her care. Nevertheless, her healing abilities do not extend to animals she is unfamiliar with, as her attempts to cure Philomena amounted to nothing; albeit the fact that the phoenix was really just reaching the end of her life cycle. In Lesson Zero, she appears to be attacking a bear, but is actually giving it a rigorous massage to ease the tension in one of its shoulders.
<img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110828163359/mlp/images/thumb/1/19/Fluttershy_Stare_S01E17.png/200px-Fluttershy_Stare_S01E17.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />The "Stare" in action. Fluttershy one, cockatrice zero.Added by DemonKaizokuFluttershy has an ability called "The Stare", which has a hypnotizing effect that causes animals to be transfixed as if under a spell. It is first brought up when Rarity inquires into Fluttershy's use of it on Opal after a grooming session, to which Fluttershy answers as to her simply being patient with animals.
In Stare Master, she is first seen using it on the chickens to get them to calm down and get back to sleep. When one of the chickens, Elizabeak, escapes into the Everfree Forest, the Cutie Mark Crusaders go looking for it, and later Fluttershy goes looking for the Crusaders. She finds Twilight Sparkle petrified, and later comes across the cockatrice that petrified both Twilight and the missing chicken. Fluttershy uses The Stare on the cockatrice to protect the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and even endures the transformation of being turned into stone as she does so. She triumphs against the cockatrice, which relents and restores both Twilight Sparkle and Elizabeak back to their normal states. She once again uses The Stare at the end of Putting Your Hoof Down on Angel after he refused to eat his carrot salad.
<img src="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101214223529/mlp/images/thumb/9/9d/Fluttershy_Confronting_Dragon_S1E07.png/200px-Fluttershy_Confronting_Dragon_S1E07.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy speaking up for her friends, and giving the dragon the lowdown on environmental pollution.Added by KinkyMareFluttershy is a marginal flier under normal circumstances, but is incapable of flight in moments of fear; in Dragonshy, she is rendered paralyzed in midair upon hearing the dragon's snore at the bottom of the mountain, and is later shown to be incapable of crossing a chasm using her wings even after her anxiety had faded slightly. In the end, she casts aside her fear as she flies to her friends' rescue after Rainbow Dash launched a reckless assault that angered the dragon. In Feeling Pinkie Keen, she does not fly in order to escape the hydra, though she is seen flapping her wings while running and jumping.
Fluttershy is only barely able to carry Twilight Sparkle a short distance in Friendship is Magic, part 2, even with Rainbow Dash's help.
Fluttershy also carries Rainbow Dash to her cottage in May the Best Pet Win! after Rainbow Dash asks for a pet, the latter using her own wings to propel both of them further up.
She also whizzes past Rainbow Dash in The Mysterious Mare Do Well. She can also catch up to a weighed down Rainbow Dash while carrying two ponies and a hot air balloon in The Return of Harmony, part 2. In Hurricane Fluttershy, her "wingpower" is initially measured as 0.5 (her fellow Pegasi measuring above 5 initially), with an exhaustive training session that raised it to a mere 2.3. However, when flying with her fellow Pegasi, she exerts herself enough to help them achieve the missing wingpower necessary to create the hurricane that would carry the water to Cloudsdale.
Also in Hurricane Fluttershy, she has a flashback from when she and Rainbow Dash were in Summer Flight Camp as fillies. Her fear of heights led to her pitfalls as a Pegasus, which led to the other Pegasus foals teasing her and chorusing the chant: "Fluttershy! Fluttershy! Fluttershy can hardly fly!" which was changed at the end of the episode to: "Fluttershy! Fluttershy! Fluttershy can really fly!" by the other Pegasi after they succeeded in bringing water up to Cloudsdale with her involvement in the task.
She is very familiar with sewing and its technical details, which Applejack describes as "freaky" in Suited For Success. She helps finish Rarity's dress with her friends in this episode, with her ability to recognize machine stitching, stitching styles, uneven pleats, and use of terms such as haute couture.
Fluttershy is also seen reading a magazine in Green Isn't Your Color while waiting for Rarity at the spa, and while getting her hair done in The Best Night Ever. Also, for an unexplained reason, she keeps everyone's Gala dresses in her wardrobe at the cottage as seen in A Bird in the Hoof.
When Fluttershy is first introduced in Friendship is Magic, part 1, she is conducting a rehearsal for a choir of birds for the Summer Sun Celebration. She has several musical numbers in the show: her rendition of the Evil Enchantress song, the Hush Now Lullaby, So Many Wonders, and Find A Pet Song which is a duet with Rainbow Dash. She idly hums the theme to the show in The Ticket Master and A Bird in the Hoof. She is also asked to provide the music for the wedding in A Canterlot Wedding.
<img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110828163818/mlp/images/thumb/0/0e/Filly_Fluttershy_with_woodland_creatures_S1E23.png/200px-Filly_Fluttershy_with_woodland_creatures_S1E23.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Filly Fluttershy meets the woodland animals.Added by DemonKaizokuThe episode The Cutie Mark Chronicles offers a glimpse into Fluttershy's past. Like Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy hails from Cloudsdale. As a filly, she was a weak flier, and was harassed by the same Pegasi who were jeering at Rainbow Dash in Sonic Rainboom, and they nicknamed her "Klutzershy". She was taller and ganglier than the other foals, with slightly larger wings. Rainbow Dash flew in to defend her, and challenged the bullies to a race that caused the participants to unintentionally knock Fluttershy off the clouds and fall to the ground, a place she had never been to or seen before. She was saved from a rough landing by falling onto a large swarm of butterflies. Upon seeing the animals and the greenery for the first time, Fluttershy becomes overwhelmed by the beauty of it all and starts singing. A few moments later, Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom startles the animals and scares them into hiding. Fluttershy earns her cutie mark after interacting with the animals and realizing her ability to talk through to them, making her special connection with animals her sole purpose in life.
<img src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120702093214/mlp/images/thumb/9/9b/Fluttershy%27s_cottage_S2E19.png/200px-Fluttershy%27s_cottage_S2E19.png" width="200" height="112" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy's cottage.Added by ReversalmushroomFluttershy lives in a cottage at the edge of the Everfree Forest and on the outskirts of Ponyville. It appears in several episodes, including Dragonshy, Swarm of the Century, and Stare Master, where it is one of the primary sets of the episode. The cottage's roof is covered in grass and is filled with runways, holes and perches for animals. In May the Best Pet Win!, Fluttershy is delighted to hear that Rainbow Dash desires a pet and takes her to her cottage's backyard, where she presents her friend with a great variety of animals to choose from.
Much is learned about the friendship between Fluttershy and Rarity during Green Isn't Your Color. Rarity seemingly insists that she and Fluttershy meet regularly every week at Ponyville's day spa so that Rarity could have someone to converse with and pass the time. It is noted that Rarity likes the full treatment while Fluttershy is more reserved, such as meekly declining a pony-pedi and having a mud mask applied lightly to her cheeks only while Rarity fully has the mask applied to her face along with cucumbers placed over her eyes. After getting the attention of Photo Finish with one of her hats, Rarity's desire to increase her fame as a fashion designer causes her to ask for Fluttershy's help as a model for her presentation, saying that her graceful personality would bolster her success at impressing Photo Finish. Hesitant at first, Fluttershy ultimately agrees to model for Rarity after plenty of begging on the latter's part. She is then entitled to becoming Photo Finish's next star to promote, and participates (rather unwillingly) in various photo shoots and fashion shows in the next few scenes.
Throughout the episode, Fluttershy silently endures the attention she receives from her fans. Though unhappy with her stressful and disquieting status as Photo Finish's model, she willingly accepts her fate so as to grant Rarity's wishes for Fluttershy not to fail Photo Finish. She, however, is made unaware of Rarity's growing jealousy towards her until the very end.
<img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120214100741/mlp/images/thumb/6/6b/Angel_dropping_a_hint_S01E07.png/200px-Angel_dropping_a_hint_S01E07.png" width="200" height="113" class="thumbimage" />Fluttershy with Angel, her pet bunny.Added by URLLike any animal lover, Fluttershy has several animals that live with her or near her. Prominent among Fluttershy's pets is her bunny Angel. Introduced in the third episode, Angel is shown to have a bold and forceful personality in contrast to Fluttershy's soft-spoken and unconfident nature, often trying to motivate her to speak her mind and not let certain things dampen her spirits. Examples of this include A Bird in the Hoof, where he locks her out of the cottage to stop her from stalling by constantly returning to thank him, and The Ticket Master, where he insists on Fluttershy being more proactive in pursuing the extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala. However, in Putting Your Hoof Down, Angel is shown to be stubborn and temperamental when he refuses to eat a carrot salad she prepared for him.
In addition to Angel, Fluttershy appears to have several more animals that she pals around with more often than not. Among these are a hummingbird named Hummingway, a pair of otters, and a chicken named Elizabeak.
There are far more animals that accompany her at random times, such as squirrels, mice, bats, and even a bear at one point, but most of these have not been given names.
Fluttershy: Angel, don't hate carrots. You want your vision to be sharp.
(Angel is not amused, then coughs)
Fluttershy: Okay...well then, where is that puff of smoke coming from... Wait, is that--Rainbow Dash?!
Fluttershy (as Private Pansy): Shouldn't you be a boy to play as a stallion?
Rainbow Dash (as Commander Hurricane): I DON'T CARE!
Fluttershy (as Private Pansy): Okay, if you say so yourself, Hurricane.
Rainbow Dash (as Commander Hurricane): It's COMMANDER Hurricane!
Fluttershy (as Private Pansy): Fine then...
Fluttershy: Spiders, despite being ferocious are kind in Equestria and are known to be the best web-sewers.
Maud Pie: It's not about spiders. It's about the rock.
Fluttershy: I get it now, rock-addicted much?