hi everypony! so, i figured i should probably make a page for my OC so i dont have to re-type it contastantly everytime i enter a story
Anyskittles, here goes! EDIT: this page will now include all of my OCs, so its a bit easier for reference and such xD
-Name: Sparkle Chord
-Nickname(s): Sparkle, Miss Sparkle, Sparky, Sparks, SC.
-Birthday: March 22nd
-Species: Crystal Unicorn (she lacks the crystal appearance due to the Time Spell used to send her into the future colliding with one of Sombra’s Dark Spells)
-Residence: Manehattan (formerly the Crystal Empire)
-Allegiance: Solar Empire (formerly Princess Amore)
-Mother: Melody Song (Unicorn, birth mother) Lavender Dusk (Pegasus, adopted mother)
-Father: Ruby Dust (Crystal Pony, birth father) Nebula Jazz (Unicorn, adopted father)
-Siblings: Golden Heart (Adopted younger sister)
-Bio: Sparkle grew up in the grand city of Manehattan, in a small apartment on the 23rd floor of the Manehattan Apartment Complex. She was living with two ponies by the name of Lavender Dusk, and Nebula Jazz. Lavender was an artist and aspiring Broadway performer, while Nebula was an astronomer. The two of them had taken in Sparkle when she was just a foal, when they had found her on their doorstep.
Sparkle hadn’t the slightest clue that she was adopted, and had spent her filly years simply living out life, and enjoying her time. When she was young, her mother would take her to see many musicals, and would often play her favorite Swing records while at home. Sparkle would often sing and dance to these records, and her parents discovered that she had a wonderful singing voice.
So, as soon as she was old enough, Sparkle’s parents enrolled her in the Manehattan Academy for the Arts, in hopes of helping Sparkle use her talent for good, and helping her continue to improve her singing.
Sparkle never really understood why she had to go to school, and she wasn’t very fond of it. Although the music-related classes were fine, other things like math were very irritating to sit through.
Sparkle was also a bit of a social outcast at school, and her peers often made fun of her. Since she wasn’t able to use magic as of yet, and she acted a bit strange compared to everyone else, very few ponies wanted to be friends with her. In hopes of finding a friend, Sparkle would often try to show off or impress her classmates, in an attempt to gain attention. And although she did gain attention, it wasn’t the kind she was looking for.
Her crazy antics almost always ended up in disaster, and this only led to her classmates ridiculing her even more. However, a few ponies admired her courage to keep trying even when she had failed so many times, and these were the ponies that became her friends.
Having friends had made school life a bit easier, although it still felt like a chore. Her two friends, Soprano Sonnet, and Harmonic Hues were aspiring musicians. Soprano wanted to be a songwriter and singer, and Harmonic wanted to be an artist and “Stomp” musician. Constantly hearing about her friends’ aspirations had led Sparkle to begin thinking about what she wanted to do in life.
Sparkle spent quite some time simply pondering the question rather than actively pursuing something. She finally took action in seeking out a goal in life when her school’s talent show came around. Initially, Sparkle’s entry was a failure, but after spending the weekend at her favorite café, and hearing a swing performance with magnificent vocal harmonies, Sparkle had decided to change her act last minute, and use her skills to her advantage.
Sparkle had only recently learned how to use her magic, and the first spell she had successfully used had been a Harmonization Spell; which allowed her to create up to 3-part harmonies with her voice. She had gotten quite good at this spell since she first learned it, and had decided to use it to enhance her performance.
The talent show had been a huge success, and Sparkle’s performance of a song by Frank Sinatrot (with added harmonies) had won her the prize for best musical performance. Sparkle had actually earned her cutie mark during the performance, but didn’t notice until after the Awards Ceremony. But regardless, she had realized that singing was her special talent.
Once she had earned her cutie mark, Sparkle still took awhile to decide just exactly what genre of music she wanted to pursue. But after some thinking, she eventually decided to become a singer in a Swing band, since she had always loved swing music, and most Swing bands had a lead singer.
So, from then on, Sparkle began her search for a Swing band to join up with. Once she had completed school, she began performing at various Open Mic events around Manehattan, hoping that eventually someone would take interest in her voice. And eventually, someone did.
One day, while Sparkle was out performing at an Open Mic event, the owner of a local café who was looking to hire entertainers found Sparkle to be quite talented, and asked her if she would like to perform a gig at his establishment in exchange for pay. Sparkle happily accepted this offer, and to her surprise, many other offers to perform from other business owners soon followed after.
Eventually, Sparkle figured that until she found her swing band to perform with, she could make money by doing freelance work around the city. Sparkle continued to perform at various cafés, shops and recreational centers in exchange for bits for quite some time, meeting many new friendly faces in the process.
Among these faces was a popular acoustic musician by the name of Rhythm N’ Blues. Sparkle had met Rhythm after one of her gigs at the Far-Afield Tavern (one of Rhythm’s favorite hangouts.) At the time, Rhythm had been searching for a female voice to sing with on his new album, and, impressed by Sparkle’s talent, offered her the position. Sparkle happily accepted this offer, and the two worked together to produce an album.
Rhythm’s agent had been quite impressed with Sparkle’s work on the album, and had offered her a record deal with Manehattan Records. Although initially she was going to decline the offer, as she still wanted to find her swing band, the agent explained to her that he could help her find the band she was looking for, and proposed a contract that allowed her to continue doing freelance work until they found a swing band for her to join.
Liking the idea, Sparkle agreed to the contract, signing onto Manehattan Records as a part time solo artist until she and her new agent found the band she was looking for. While working at the record company, Sparkle met an aspiring DJ named Harmony Beat, who had recently started working at Manehattan Records. Sparkle and Harmony became close friends, and would often spend their free time hanging out together.
To this day, Sparkle is still searching for her dream band, recording songs under her new record label and continuing to do freelance performance work around the city. When she’s not performing at a gig or recording a song, she can often be found recording videos in her studio as a hobby.
Sparkle has a small build, and is slightly shorter than the average mare, standing at roughly 3’9”. (Assuming the average mare is 4’. Sparkle is about the same height as Coco Pommel.) She has a skinny body and longer legs, and her horn is a bit thinner than average.
Her coat color is a Pale Diamond Blue, and her hair is sapphire blue with platinum highlights, of medium length, and is slightly curly. She wears her mane down most of the time, but occasionally puts it into an updo.
Her most standout feature is her large, sparkling yellow eyes. In addition to the 2 white highlights, there is also a small “sparkle” that is always present in her eye. This “sparkle” changes in size depending on her mood, with it growing when she is excited or happy, and shrinking when she is sad, angry, or frightened.
When she is extremely happy, Sparkle will start to literally sparkle, and will give off little glitters. This is due to the fact that she is part crystal pony. Since crystal ponies use the love and light within them to power the crystal heart, the sparkles that Sparkle emits when she is happy is part of that energy.
-Attitude: Sparkle is an extremely optimistic, caring and trusting pony. She’s the kind of mare who always cuts her Sunflower butter and Orange marmalade sandwiches in the shape of a heart, and breaks into song at any given moment. She always tries to see the bright side of every situation, and is almost never in a bad mood. And when she is, it’s never for long, and she’s typically back to her normal, sunny self in no time! She is also very trusting of others, and prefers to travel in a group rather than go it alone.
Sparkle cares deeply for her friends, and is concerned for their well being constantly, so if any of them are put in danger, she begins to panic, stressing out until the danger is resolved.
Sparkle often uses her natural charisma and adorableness to wiggle her way through sticky situations, and is usually able to get what she wants through use of her signature pouty face.
Sparkle is fond of coming up with crazy plans to achieve her goals, but she usually acts a bit hastily, and her plans usually backfire. Sparkle is also very ambitious, and if she sees an opportunity that may benefit her, she’ll chase after endlessly until she is able to get it.
Sparkle is a hopeless romantic, and loves to imagine fairytale romances, especially for herself, although she doubts one will ever come true for her. Sparkle is also extremely oblivious, and often does not notice when somepony is being sarcastic, or is interested in her. However, if Sparkle falls for somepony, and is teased about it, she will become very flustered, and if teased, will begin stammering uncontrollably, unable to finish a single sentence.
Sparkle is also a huge dork, and is obsessed with adventure and fantasy stories. Although she’s never told anyone, she also enjoys role-playing on occasion.
When she was younger, Sparkle was always seeking attention, and strived to be the star of the show. However, this often led to her ending up in embarrassing situations, which slowly dwindled down her self-confidence.
Because she is always seeking to please and gain the attention of others, Sparkle often tries to act much more confident and focused then she actually is, especially when trying to impress someone. However, this also often backfires, and she ends up making more of a fool of herself whenever she tries to appear competent.
-Flaws: Sparkle is the kind of pony who leaps before she looks, and falls hard afterword. Due to her “acting before thinking,” sort of nature, she’ll often end up in sticky situations, even though her intentions are (usually) pure.
Sparkle is rather sensitive, and easily hurt, often taking teasing too literally; only realizing afterwards that the teaser did not intend to hurt her feelings.
Sparkle also has a habit of misreading situations, and will sometimes say the wrong thing, leading to awkward circumstances. She also has terrible timing, and often speaks up or acts too early or late, leading to even MORE awkward situations.
Sparkle has always been a bit of an outcast, especially as a filly. Because of this, she is a bit socially awkward, and sometimes has trouble talking to ponies.
Sparkle has always been a bit of a late bloomer, which was especially evident as a filly. This was due to the fact that Sombra’s Dark Magic had affected the Time Spell used to send Sparkle into the future. In addition to removing half of her magical ability and her crystalline appearance, it partially affected her mentally as well, causing her to be a bit slow when it came to learning, as well as getting her cutie mark.
Sparkle is a fan of practicing magic, but when she is learning a new spell, it more often than not backfires, leading to catastrophic events, temporary memory loss, and sometimes genetic alterations, which can be reversed.
Since Sparkle has never been outside of Manehattan before, she lacks a sense of danger or fear, and if she encounters something new and exciting (even if its potentially dangerous) she will often charge for it head-on. To some ponies, this may seem like fearlessness, but in reality, its really just recklessness.
Sparkle has a weaker magic aura, and didn’t learn to use her magic until later in life (and was teased because of it) because of this, she is very insecure when it comes to her magic. She lacks confidence in her magical abilities, and will sometimes belittle herself over it, telling herself that she is weak, or is too inexperienced to perform a certain spell.
She is also very sensitive to negative comments about her magical abilities, since she was teased about it so much as a filly. If anypony says anything negative about her magic, she will become very depressed, but she wont say anything, as she doesn’t want ponies to know that this gets to her.
Sparkle is a bit of a crybaby as well, and she doesn’t react to failure or things that upset her very well. She’s usually the first to run home crying if she messes up.
Sparkle also has a horrible sense of direction, and can get extremely lost very quickly if she strays from her route at all. Literally just getting distracted by one object can completely turn her around. Due to this, she always carries a map with her, in hopes of not getting lost. Unfortunately though, this doesn’t help much.
-Likes: Music, Performing, Listening to Music, Adventures, (the idea of) Traveling, Anything Sparkly or Shiny, Sweet foods, Warm Cider with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream, Romance, Happy endings.
-Dislikes: Being teased, Feeling left out, getting up early, seeing others in pain, seeing others sad, failing at a task, homework.
-Fears/Phobias: being mocked for her lack of skill, letting other ponies down, pasta (due to an incident as a filly)
-Favorite Food: Strawberry Shortcake. She adores anything else with strawberries, and just strawberries themselves as well.
-Least Favorite Food: Pasta
-Favorite Song: The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatrot
-Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Sinatrot
-Favorite Color: Ocean Blue and Sunset Yellow.
-Least Favorite Color: Bright Orange
-Favorite Book(s): Daring Do and the Forbidden City of the Clouds.
-Favorite Book Series: Daring Do Series.
-Favorite Flower: Rose (light pink)
-Favorite Movie Genre: Espionage/Mystery/Action Adventure
-Favorite Music Genre: Swing.
-Favorite Animal: Baby Ducklings.
-Favorite Possession: A book of music-related spells her father had given to her when she was young, and her mother’s Frank Sinatrot Records. Also a sapphire musical note hairclip she received as a present for her 13th birthday.
-Quirks/Trivia: Sparkle’s favorite city is Canterlot; she’s always loved the high-class society and magnificent architecture. She is a huge fan of the Wonderbolts, and her favorite is Soarin (she had a fangirl crush on him as a filly.) This fascination came from her sister, as the two share a love for the Wonderbolts after going to see an aerial show as fillies. Sparkle is also obsessed with musicals. This is largely because her mother used to take her to see them a lot. Her favorite musical is Singing in the Rain. Her taste in music is largely influenced by her mother, as her mother used to play swing records all the time when she was a filly, and Sparkle took a liking to the genre. She’s also terrible at cooking. Her voice also tends to squeak and crack quite a bit, especially when excited or flustered.
-Significant relationships: Keldeo (Coltfriend)
-Best friend(s): Keldeo, Jennifer (who is from an alternate timeline), Harmony Beat, Soprano Sonnet, Harmonic Hues, Rhythm N’ Blues.
-Worst enemy: Extra Homework.
-Hobbies: Singing, Practicing her magic, Reading, Going to Open Mic events, Watching the sunset, Recording videos.
-Occupation: Freelance performer and part-time musician at Manehattan Records.
-Hopes and Dreams: To eventually join a swing band, and create music together. She also wants to go out into the world, explore new things, and find love.
-Cutie Mark: A musical staff with 3 colored notes and sparkles: to symbolize her love of music and ability to create three-part harmonies with only one voice using her magic.
-Abilities/Talents: She has Perfect Pitch, and also has super hearing, allowing her to hear things other ponies can’t normally hear, as well as things that are far away, unfortunately, this means her hearing is rather sensitive, and simple sounds like squeaks and loud noises bug her immensely.
-Magic: Sparkle’s magic is on the lower end of the unicorn spectrum. Aside from basic spells such as levitation or illumination, all of her spells are activated by special songs, which she must perform in order to use her spells.
Harmonization Spell: Sparkle’s signature spell. This spell allows the user to create up to 3-part harmonies with only one voice via the use of magic to manipulate the vocal chords and the sound waves as they come in contact with the air. Since this is the spell Sparkle performs best, she is able to go further with the spell than other ponies using it can, being able to create up to 5-part harmonies with the spell, as well as being able to adjust the harmonies she creates for new songs, whereas under normal circumstances, the spell only allows for harmonization with pre-established songs. Mastering this took quite a bit of practice however, and Sparkle still hasn’t perfected the spell. This spell can also be referred to as the Harmony Spell for short.
Decibel Adjustment Spell: Sparkle can use her magic to alter the volume levels of sound waves.
Voice Alteration Spell: Can be used to alter the pitch, sound, speed, and inflections of a pony’s voice.
Voice Replication Spell: an alternate version of the Voice Alteration spell. This spell can be used to adjust the users voice to sound identical to anypony’s voice. The user can only copy voices they have heard though.
Pitch Pipe: Sparkle can use her magic in combination with her perfect pitch to act as a sort of pitch pipe. She can recreate any note with her magic by altering the sound vibrations in the air to the correct pitch.
Levitation: Sparkle can perform levitation spells as well. She uses them for a wide range of things, such as writing, as well as grabbing and moving various objects. Sparkle cant lift heavy objects with this spell however, since her magic aura is somewhat unstable. (Heavy objects meaning objects exceeding 30 pounds).
Illumination Spell: Sparkle can perform basic illumination spells, for when she is in a dark area, or if the power goes out. So her horn can basically be used as a flashlight. (She likes to call this spell; The Flashlight Spell.)
Healing Spell: Sparkle has access to basic healing magic, but since healing magic is a highly difficult spell (and her magic aura is considered to be on the weaker end of the spectrum) Sparkle cant exactly perform this spell correctly. Instead of just healing ponies, it actually drains some of her own life energy as well when she uses it, and she basically ‘takes the injury onto herself.’ For example, if a pony had a cut on their left hoof, and Sparkle were to use the spell to heal it, the cut would be healed, but it would be on her left hoof instead. In addition, Sparkle can’t use the spell to cure illnesses, only physical injuries. She can’t use it to revive ponies, and because of the damage it does to her, she can’t do massive or large physical injuries, only smaller ones like cuts or scratches. She also cannot use it to heal herself, due to the paradoxical way the spell is set up (every time she uses it she takes the injury onto herself, thus using the spell on herself would do nothing.) the spell also gives her a massive headache when she uses it, since it is so difficult, so Sparkle has learned to not use this spell often.
In addition to these, Sparkle can also perform slight variations on these spells; however, these variations extremely limited and are more likely to backfire. She is also able to perform basic conjuring spells, but she hasn’t practiced them since grade school, so she isn’t very good at it.
-Personal quote: “Anyskittles,”
This portion of the bio is dedicated to explaining some of Sparkle’s genetic traits. Everything here is based on 2 theories. One from DeviantArt, and one from a YouTube Video, with some of my own added elements. Theories linked below:
In addition to these 2 theories, I have added a few elements:
1. Since Sparkle Chord is a Crystal Unicorn, I have added a gene for Crystal Ponies. This gene is categorized as an appearance trait rather than a race, and follows the rules of TadStone’s theory. (C= blocker allele (no crystal) c= developing allele (crystal)
2. For the RGB model used in DragonTrainer201’s video, I have added that the R, G, and B alleles are either dominant or recessive based on the idea that: (in percentage) 50% and up: Dominant. 49% or below: Recessive.
Using this information, Sparkle’s genetic makeup is as follows:
Race: (Unicorn) PPuu
Left/Right-Hoofed?: rr (Left-Hoofed)
Crystal: (Yes) cc [pre-Sombra spell], Cc [post-Sombra spell. Note: Sombra’s spell altered Sparkle’s genetic traits to supposedly “remove” her crystalline appearance and remove her memories of the empire. What happened to her traits was that her genetic code was altered to add a blocker allele for the Crystal trait, which would be reverted to the developing allele once the spell is broken.]
Eye Color: RGb (R: 97%, G: 87%, b: 35%)
Coat Color: RGB (alt: BGR) (R: 94%, G: 100%, B: 100%)
Mane Color: rgB (r: 5%, g: 32%, B: 73%)
Overall Genetic Code: PPuucc (with spell: PPuuCc)
-Name: Soprano Sonnet
-Nickname(s): Soprano, Sonnet
-Species: Earth Pony
-Residence: Fillydelphia (former) Manehattan (current)
-Allegiance: Solar Empire
-Mother: Cherry Cordial (Unicorn)
-Father: Chocola Cream (Earth Pony) (Owner of Horshey’s Chocolate)
-Bio: Soprano’s father is the owner of the world-famous Horshey’s Chocolate. The name had been in her family for years, and the oldest child always inherited the company. Because of this, Soprano grew up in a very rich environment, always pampered by her parents and surrounded by the scent of chocolate. When she was young, her parents would often take her to the amusement park which her family owned. It was during one of these trips that she met Galacto, the son of a couple who worked closely with her family.
As soon as she met eyes with the colt, she was instantly infatuated with him, and desired to be with him for the rest of her life. So, at the request of their daughter, Soprano’s parents arranged for the two families to meet more often, so Sonnet could spend time with her newfound lover.
The two ponies practically grew up together, falling more and more in love as time went on. --Well, Soprano did anyways. Galacto simply grew to hate the mare over time. However, their one-sided romance was soon torn apart, as Sonnet’s father had been called to supervise the Manehattan branch of his company, which meant Soprano would have to move.
So, much to her dismay (and Galacto’s delight,) Soprano moved with her family to Manehattan, settling into a nice mansion just a few blocks away from the company.
Soprano was very young when she moved, and as such, was initially very shy to socializing with others. So, in hopes of allowing their filly to socialize more, Soprano’s parents decided to enroll her in school.
Initially, her parents wanted to enroll her in a business school, so she could prepare to inherit the family business someday, but Soprano showed great disinterest in this, so her parents opted to look for another option instead.
Noticing that their filly had a talent for singing, Soprano’s parents soon decided to enroll her into the Manehattan Academy for the Arts, since she seemed to be interested in music. So, as soon as she was able to, Soprano began attending the academy to study music.
Soprano became the star student at the Manehattan Academy for the Arts, excelling in all her classes. She had a wonderful talent for singing, but hated showing it off, as she feared that ponies would neglect her for being so talented. She didn’t grow more confident in her abilities until she met a young filly by the name of Sparkle Chord.
Sparkle’s determination to be noticed by her peers in spite of being embarrassed over and over inspired Soprano, and from then on she decided to try to make herself more confident. Eventually she and Sparkle became close friends, and were later joined by Harmonic Hues.
Over the years, the three fillies grew to be very close friends. And between the confidence and energy of her two friends, Soprano’s confidence and ego soon returned to her, and by the time she was 14, she was back to her normal self, as opposed to a shy filly. Even after the three mares graduated from school, they still stayed in touch, hanging out regularly.
Unfortunately for Soprano, she was unable to find any jobs in the music industry, so she decided to go back to the family business instead. So, she went back to school for business, and was trained in company management, economics, and chocolatiering.
-Attitude: Cunning, deceptive and clever, Soprano is an uptight elitist snob who hates fraternizing with the lower class. She acts a lot like a princess, and thinks that everyone should treat her as such. She has a taste for high class events and ritzy things, and prefers to hang out where the rich folks are. In spite of her generally classy and polite personality around friends and family members, she can be quite a bit of a brat sometimes, and will throw a hissy fit if she doesn’t get what she wants. Although, usually she has one way or another of getting exactly what she wants, when she wants. She’s got a massive ego, which can be silent but deadly. Although she doesn’t normally speak it around her friends, she thinks of herself as a perfect mare with all the talent in the world. And although she does have a talent for singing and a knack for business smarts, her parents tended to overpraise her for her talents as a filly, which gave her much more confidence than she should really have. Although she can be a control freak, a snob, and an ego-maniac, she was brought up with impeccable manners, which she normally uses around the majority of people, giving the illusion that she’s an extremely sweet mare. But don’t let her sweetness fool you, because if you tick her off, you’ll see her true colors full force. When it comes to romance, Soprano is a huge flirt, and extremely obsessive. Her flirting is extremely obvious and sometimes creepy, which generally turns stallions away from her. Aside from a few short phases, she’s had her eye on one particular colt since she was 6, and she hasn’t given up yet, even though he’s shown absolutely no interest in her.
-Likes: Chocolate, Singing, Bragging, Getting what she wants, Romance, Classy things, Galacto, Ice Cream
-Dislikes: The lower class, Talking to strangers, Anyone who thinks they’re better than her, Bananas, Dirt and crowded streets, Not getting what she wants, Boring things
-Fears/Phobias: Rats, Messing up on stage, Being turned into chocolate, Sharp things, Cockroaches, Being far from home, Thieves/Con ponies.
-Favorite Color: Lavender
-Favorite Food: Chocolate
-Favorite Music Genre: Classical
-Favorite Story Genre: Romance
-Least Favorite Color: Yellow
-Least Favorite Food: Bananas
-Least Favorite Music Genre: Metal
-Least Favorite Story Genre: History Books
-Flaws: She is extremely egotistical, and has a habit of bragging about her talents. Her high-class upbringing also causes her to have a bit of a superiority issue, often treating the middle and lower class like scum. She also eats way too much chocolate. She’s a bit of a spoiled brat at times, and is terribly impatient. She also whines when she doesn’t get what she wants, and can be extremely boastful.
-Significant relationships?: Galacto (Crush - he does NOT return the feeling)
-Best friend(s): Harmonic Hues, Sparkle Chord
-Worst enemy: Anyone trying to steal Galacto from her
-Hobbies: Singing, Writing fanfiction, Eating Chocolate, Making Chocolate, Going to high-class social events
-Occupation: Heir to Horshey’s Chocolate
-Cutie Mark: A microphone with music notes, representing her talent for singing.
-Abilities/Talents: Singing, Making Chocolate, Business management. She also has quite the knack for numbers, surprisingly.
-Personal Quote: “Why yes, darling, I AM perfection! Thank you for noticing!”