Sunset Shimmer
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Full Name

Sunset Shimmer




Steal Twilight's crown and use its power to rule Equestria (formerly)
Atone for her mistakes and become a better person


Becomes a friend of Twilight and her friends and redeems herself

You don't know the first thing about this place, and I already rule it.
~ Sunset Shimmer

Sunset Shimmer is a major character in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series. She was the main antagonist of Equestria Girls, but reformed and became a protagonist for the rest of the series. She is a female unicorn and a former student of Princess Celestia.

She was voiced by Rebecca Shoichet. 



Sunset Shimmer was a young unicorn and a former student of Princess Celestia. Her talent for magic led to Sunset become arrogant and self-centered, in spite of Celestia's attempts to mentor her. One day, Celestia showed Sunset the Crystal Mirror, where Sunset sees herself as a powerful alicorn. Afterwards, Sunset yearns to grow powerful enough to one day rule Equestria alongside Celestia.

In the weeks that follow, Sunset grows increasingly obsessed with the mirror and begins researching it in a dark library. Upon being caught, Sunset gets into an argument with Celestia and demands that she become a princess. Celestia, seeing Sunset's true nature, expelled her from the magic school and banished her from the castle, much to Sunset's fury. As the guards escorted Sunset out of the castle, she overpowered them and escaped through the mirror, emerging in the human world as a teenage girl.

Equestria GirlsEdit

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Sunset in pony form, stealing Twilight's crown

Sunset appears as the main antagonist of the first film. Returning to Equestria, Sunset steals Twilight's element of magic crown, planning to use it to gain more power. As Twilight struggles with Sunset to get it back, the crown is thrown into the Crystal Mirror, and Sunset quickly passes through the mirror to retrieve it. Celestia explains Sunset's past to Twilight, who decides to follow Sunset through the mirror to get the crown back.

In the human world, Sunset has been living as a student in Canterlot High School for some time. During her time at the school, she drove a rift between the human counterparts of Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Rarity. Upon discovering that Fluttershy turned the crown over to Principal Celestia, Sunset berates her for her impulsiveness and schemes to find a way to get the crown back. Upon discovering that Twilight plans to compete with her for title of Princess of the Fall Formal, Sunset attempts to find numerous ways to hinder and disccourage Twilight from competing, including framing Twilight for sabotaging the dance decorations. However, Twilight, with help from her friends and Sunset's ex-boyfriend Flash Sentry, manage to prove her innocence.

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Sunset Shimmer in her demon form

During the Fall Formal, Sunsset has her minions, Snips and Snails, abduct Spike and hold him hostage. When Twilight and her friends confront her, Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria unless Twilight gives her the crown. Twilight refuses, however, stating that Equestria would be able to defend itself without her, but the high school would not. In spite of this, Sunset manages to forcibly take the crown and puts it on, with its magic transforming her into a demon.

Using her newfound powers, Sunset transforms Snips and Snails into demons as well and brainwashes the other students into being her minions. Sunset then reveals that she never intended to destroy the portal, and her true plan was to seize control over Equestria with her army of teenagers. She then attempts to kill Twilight, but her friends defend her, evoking the powers of the Elements of Harmony and briefly giving them pony-like characteristics. Using the magic of friendship, they manage to defeat Sunset and return the school back to normal.

Sunset didn't know there was another way

Sunset's defeat

As everyone recovers, a beaten Sunset breaks down and begs for forgiveness, feeling remorse for her actions. She admits that she doesn't know anything about friendship, to which Twilight says her friends can teach her. Later on, Sunset, along with Snips and Snails is tasked by Vice Principal Luna with rebuilding the part of the school she destroyed during her attack. 

Rainbow RocksEdit

Following the events of the Fall Formal, Sunset Shimmer is still a student at Canterlot High. However, despite her reformation and attempts to better herself, she is resented by the student body for her previous actions, with her only friends being the Rainbooms. She also admitted that she only dated Flash Sentry as a ploy to become more popular, not out of any romantic interest in him.

Sunset is tasked with giving the new students a tour through the school. She meets the new students, the Dazzlings, consisting of Adagio Dazzle, Aria Blaze, and Sonata Dusk. During the subsequent tour, Sunset grows suspicious of the Dazzlings, particularly when Adagio gets defensive about her pendant. Later on, when the Dazzlings mesmerize the students and faculty with their singing, Sunset and the Rainbooms learn that they are sirens from Equestria, banished to the human world. Realizing that they'll need help to stop them, Sunset calls for help from Equestria, causing Twilight to return. 

During Twilight's role as the lead singer of the Rainbooms, Sunset acts in a supportive role. When the Rainbooms lash out at each other during the final round of the Battle of the Bands, Sunset is able to stop their arguing. During the night of the finale, the Dazzlings begin to overpower the Rainbooms until Sunset steps in and sings on the group's behalf, giving the Rainbooms the power to defeat the Dazzlings and destroy their pendants, rendering them powerless. During the song, Sunset even undergoes a half-pony transformation.  

Afterwards, Sunset is finally accepted by the school, and joins the Rainbooms as a guitarist.  

Friendship GamesEdit

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