Princess Cadence

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"Princess Cadence" Is a canonical character to the show. See Princess Cadance for more details.

Princess Cadence was a member of the royal family before the war between the Zebra Empire and Equestria. She was an old friend of Twilight Sparkle and the niece of the princesses Celestia and Luna. Seen primarily in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic media and merchandise, Princess Cadence does not make an appearance in, nor is she mentioned in Fallout: Equestria. She is, however, featured in several sidestories.

Princess Cadence
Cadence in a dress
Full Name Princess Mi Amore Cadenza
Title Princess
Race Alicorn
Sex Mare
Faction/Role Equestria / Crystal Empire
Family Shining Armor - Husband

Princess Celestia - Aunt
Princess Luna - Aunt
Twilight Sparkle - Sister in Law
Star Sparkle - Mother in Law

Depiction in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and ComicsEdit



Cadence's exact origins are unclear. She grew up in Canterlot and acted as a foalsitter for Twilight Sparkle when they were both young. The two would go on to forge a close bond and even their own secret dance, known only to the two of them. Cadence discovered her special talent when she was young, her talent being to spread love, manifested in a unique love spell, Twilight saw her use the spell on an arguing couple to help quell their argument.

Young Adult

Cadence grew close to Twilight's older brother, Shining Armor. They eventually fell in love and were set to be married in Canterlot. The Changeling Queen, Chrysalis captured the couple, enchanting Shining Armour with a love spell which allowed her to feed on Shining Armour's love for Cadence whilst she trapped the real Cadence beneath Canterlot castle, in a forgotten cavern system.

Cadence was trapped for an undetermined amount of time, until Queen Chrysalis trapped Twilight in the caverns too. Twilight trying to strike the impostor Cadence, broke down a wall revealing the real Cadence. Twilight was distrustful of her, but after gaining Twilight's trust by performing their childhood song and dance, the two mares worked together to escape the caverns.

Cadence and Twilight stopped the wedding and after failing to gather the Elements of Harmony, Cadence broke Chrsalis's enchantment on Shining Armour and entered a joint spell with him which created a large magical, repulsion wave that drove the invading Changelings and their Queen seemingly out of Equestria and past its borders. Cadence and Shining Armour finally got married and went on their honeymoon.

Crystal Empire

A while later, the Crystal Empire reappeared, and Cadence and Shining Armor were sent to protect it from the incorporeal King Sombra. With the aid of Spike, Cadence activated the Crystal Heart and destroyed Sombra, and became the ruler of the Crystal Empire.

In Fallout: Equestria

Princess Cadence's whereabouts during the war and her attitude towards it are not handled in Fallout: Equestria. Different side-stories display the Crystal Empire differently. From it being a part of Equestria, an ally to it or an independent and neutral nation.


Shining Armor - Cadence's love and eventual husband. She loves him deeply and went to extreme measures to escape her imprisonment and stop the false wedding from occurring.

Princess Celestia and Luna - Her two aunts. They care about Cadence and hosted her wedding in Canterlot, calling in the Mane 6 to help with the planning.

Twilight Sparkle - Cadence cares for Twilight like a little sister and became her sister in-law when she married Shining Armour. She was Twilight's foalsitter when they were both younger.



Cadence is an extremely kind and caring pony. She has been shown as a fun loving pony as well, partying and dancing at her wedding. Cadence has been shown as a very determined pony, unwilling to give up when Shining Armour was almost married to Chrysalis.


As an alicorn, Cadence has the natural traits of all three pony races i.e, Flight, magic and Earth Pony fortitude. She is also very good at dealing with younger ponies, as shown when foalsitting young Twilight Sparkle.


Besides the usual telekinesis, Cadence also has one unique magical spell: the Love Spell. It is shown calming an arguing couple, and directly links to her special talent of spreading love and happiness.

Depictions in SidestoriesEdit

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