Fluttershy Nov 8, 2015 21:57:55 GMT -6
Post by Fluttershy on Nov 8, 2015 21:57:55 GMT -6
||| FLUTTERSHY |||
#Age Group ; Young Adult
#Gender ; Female
#Cutie Mark ; A trio of pink butterflies
#Occupation ; Pet care
#Powers and Abilities ; Fluttershy has a special way with animals, being able to practically communicate and deal with them in a way that makes her an excellent caregiver. Her excellent singing voice and calm demeanor makes her wonderful at calming them down, and her famous “Stare” works at keeping them in line.
#Physique ; Demure and thinly muscled from the active life of taking care of animals.
#Mane and fur color and style ; Her mane is a pale rose color with a light gold coat.
#Eye color ; Cyan
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#A more thorough description (optional) ;
The most obvious trait of Fluttershy is, well, that she is a rather pony; it’s in her name after all. In her first meeting with Twilight Sparkle she could barely say her name outloud due to her timidity. Since then she’s gotten a bit better, having gained more confidence, but she’s generally passive and reactive when it comes to social interactions, rarely going out of her way to put herself out there. Still, when she is in a social situation that’s she comfortable with, she is able to deal with it pretty well. She’s always polite, kind, and a very good listener when needed
In spite of her shyness, however, Fluttershy is a highly empathetic and kind pony. The great advantage of her active listening is she’s wonderful at being able to get an understanding of another pony or animal’s problem, and she’s always willing to believe in them despite their flaws. This doesn’t mean she doesn’t try and correct them or encourage them to be better, simply that she believes that compassion and kindness makes for a better method of helping someone turn over a new leaf. Her empathy also means that while she is terrible at standing up for herself unless really pressed, she is much less hesitant to stand up for others. From standing up to a dragon to outpacing even a Rainbow Dash under Discord’s magic, when her friends are in danger she’ll show extraordinary strength and vigor. Then probably go right back to apologizing and helping the being she just got mad or stern with.
These traits make her a great caregiver, able to be both empathetic and stern when needed. This is best represented by her unique ability “The Stare”, a piercing stare from her that can make even a cockatrice – a being that turns a pony who stares at it into stone – to back down. She’s aware of its power, unleashing it only when it in extreme circumstances. In all other cases, she’ll use all her compassion and skills to take care of the animals and keep them behaved. Because of her talents and openness to take care of all, she’s befriended pretty much all the animals in the area, with all the connections and intricate knowledge of the environment and ecosystem that comes with that.
Fluttershy also has a talent for singing, and in fact she is quite skilled in music. She can harmonize birds into a choir, like she did for the Summer Sun Celebration, or sing on her own. Because of her shyness, however, she has no desire to perform in public and has massive stage fright when pushed into it. Ironically, this did make her an in-demand model for a bit once, before she eventually got out of her contract. She’s a little more comfortable with her sewing knowledge which, although obviously not as robust as Rarity’s, is pretty good. Still, she doesn’t like to put her talents on display, and definitely doesn’t like having to show off things she’s not as good at like flying.
As a youth in Cloudsdale, Fluttershy was a major suffer of the ‘awkward puberty’ phase. Her limbs were long and gangly, her wings slightly larger, and she was never that strong of a flier either. This made her quite a rather common target for teasing and bullying, leading her to the nickname of “Klutzershy.” This caused her to grow up rather isolated and developing a shy, introverted personality. Still, like many other pegasi, she was eventually enrolled in summer flight camp, a move that would lead to many major changes in her life.
First, she met her best friend, Rainbow Dash. The brash, arrogant filly was a little intimidating at first, but when the she defended her against bullies, a friendship soon formed between them. To this day Fluttershy is one of Rainbow Dash’s biggest cheerleaders. The rainbow filly also lead to Fluttershy getting her cutie mark in a rather odd way. When Rainbow Dash was racing against some bullies as part of defending her, the speed of the racers starting off knocked her off the cloud. With her weak flying skills she was unable to right herself up, and it seemed like it would be the end of poor Fluttershy. That was, however, fortunately stopped by her being rescued by a large swarm of butterflies bringing her to the ground.
Fluttershy, being a filly from Cloudsdale, had never been to the ground before.
For many pegasi, the first time on the ground could have been scary, but instead Fluttershy found herself fascinated with the wondrous creatures that surrounded her. In the sheer excitement of it all she began to sing, soaking everything in until all of a sudden a loud boom (which she later found out was Rainbow’s sonic rainboom) startled all the animals. Instantly she kicked into action, her sweet and tender words comforting the animals. By connecting with them in such a manner, she found herself with her brand new cutie mark.
After that day she would routinely make trips to the ground and spent much of her time learning about all the animals that she could, even the animals that many thought were mean and scary. Her words and kindness allowed her to get close to many of them, and when she eventually grew up and moved out she moved down to the surface on a more permanent basis. She got herself a small cabin on the outskirts of Ponyville, giving her and the animals the peace and quiet they needed, and the fields around it the room to run around and play in. Soon she was practically living in a zoo, her home filled with everything she needed to take care of the animals that came from the surrounding areas or even the nearby Everfree forest.
Even with her meekness, however, she did make a few other acquaintances in town, and her best friend Rainbow Dash had also moved to town as the weather manager. It wasn’t until Twilight Sparkle arrived, however, that she could be said to have really made a group of true best friends. Joining her in the search for the Elements of Harmony when Nightmare Moon returned, her skills with animals allowed the group to get past the rampaging manticore with a thorn in its paw. This act cemented her status as the Element of Kindness, a title she continues to hold to this day. Sometimes this means she has to do really scary things, like face down Changelings or beings of Chaos, but she knows that with her friends behind her she can get through it all.
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It was rare that Fluttershy came up to Cloudsdale, being much more of a grounded pegasi despite her birth, but once in a while she made an effort to visit her old haunts. It had been her home after all, so despite all the troubles she had has a kid she still had some attachment. Besides, birds were popular pets up in Cloudsdale for obvious reasons, so there were always some really neat things for birds up there! Special brands of birdseed, special bird toys, perches, oh it was absolutely wonderful.
So that’s how a visit home led her to currently be walking out of a pet shop and onto the cloudy streets of Cloudsdale with a satchel of birdseed and specialty nest building materials in her satchel.
”Oh, I bet Mr. and Mrs. Bluejay will love these fabric nest pieces. They’re little hatchlings will just love the softness of the material!” she said to herself happily as she made her way down the street.
As she did, however, she noticed some of the odd glances she was getting for, well, walking. In Cloudsdale most ponies tended to fly or hover, with mostly the non-pegasi visitors being the ones to walk. In fact, with the structure of Cloudsdale it was sometimes impossible to get somewhere without flight. So when she, a pegasi, was walking on the cloud, well, it could get a few judgmental stares. And as astute as she was when it came to the ponies around her, it didn’t take long for Fluttershy to move her mane in front of her face a little to hide. Sure, it didn’t actually hide her walking, but it felt more comfortable to her if she could block out the world a little bit with the silky smooth pinkness of her mane.
Of course, the downside to that is with blocked vision she failed to notice some bumpiness in the cloudy sidewalks that caused her hoof to catch, sending her smacking down face first into the clouds.
[small]”Eeep!” she squeaked as she made contact, being reminded of at least one advantage of living on clouds: they didn’t hurt as much when you fell into them.