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Sunset Shimmer human ID EG2
Sunset Shimmer is the former main antagonist in the My Little Pony movie, Equestria Girls and is the main protagonist in the second My Little Pony movie, Friendship Games. She is voiced by Rebecca Shoichet.

Role

Sunset Shimmer made her first appearance in "My Little Pony: Equestria Girls" as the film's main antagonist. She stole Twilight Sparkle's crown and fled into the human world, where she controls most of the students at Canterlot High. Twilight and Spike pursued her and made friends with the other dimension's versions of Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity. Together, they confronted Sunset Shimmer, who used the crown to transform into an aggressive demon. Twilight and her human world counterparts to her core friends all used the power of friendship to defeat Sunset Shimmer, who was then spared by Twilight, but punished by Principals Celestia and Luna into cleaning up the mess.

Sunset Shimmer returns in the next Equestria Girls movie "Rainbow Rocks", where she felt awful for her past decisions. She admitted that her relationship with Flash Sentry was one of many ruses to become popular. She had a hard time trying to earn the respect of others, despite having Twilight Sparkle's human world friends at her side. Sunset is the first to notice something amiss with the new students; Adagio Dazzle, Sonata Dusk, and Aria Blaze.

Concerned about their presence, Sunset informs Twilight Sparkle through a magical journal that alerts Twilight to the potential danger at hand. It turns out that Adagio, Sonata, and Aria are sirens, who were banished from Equestria a very long time ago. Twilight and Sunset try to work together with their established friends to form a band that can defeat the Dazzlings in an upcoming competition. However, things often went awry, and each band member kept getting into fights with one another for their obnoxious habits.

Eventually, they were able to make it to the competition. However, their continuous fighting made things difficult, especially for Sunset, who felt like she would not be one to talk due to her past actions. When the Dazzlings make it to the finals, becoming powerful sirens in the process, Sunset Shimmer finally learns to let go of her troubled past to help Twilight Sparkle and her friends into defeating the Dazzlings through a superpowered musical number. The Dazzlings, now powerless, have fled the scene. Twilight and her friends all congratulate Sunset Shimmer's efforts, with Sunset finally earning and winning back the respect of Canterlot High's students.

She now appears as the core protagonist in the third Equestria Girls movie "Friendship Games". Sunset is tasked by Principals Celestia and Luna into figuring out how Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity "Pony-up" in order to avoid being disqualified from the Friendship Games.

However, Sunset confronts the human world's version of Twilight Sparkle, who is a lonely student aspiring to advance her studies, but was being blackmailed by Crystal Prep Academy's principal, Abacus Cinch, who threatened her future if she failed to win the Friendship Games. Twilight, who is best nicknamed by fans as "Sci-Twi", has a device that weakens Sunset's friends every time they unleash their magic by embracing who they are on the inside. This angers Sunset into lashing out at Sci-Twi, despite her not knowing the true extent of her actions. The stress of failing to contact the other Twilight Sparkle did not help Sunset in her drive to figure out the mystery at hand.

Later on, Sci-Twi becomes more pressured by her school's fellow students, along with Principal Cinch, into unleashing the magic, which turned Sci-Twi into a malevolent demon, similar to Sunset's transformation in the first Equestria Girls movie. Sunset Shimmer regains the powers of her friends to turn into an angel-like being to guide Sci-Twi in the right direction, freeing her from her nightmare and unfolding darkness within. Sunset learns that she cannot rely on others to solve problems for her. She and her friends then welcome Sci-Twi, who then moves on to Canterlot High to proceed with her studies.

Reception

Sunset Shimmer has initially received mixed to negative reception in the first Equestria Girls movie. Not many fans enjoyed her shallow personality, and some even felt like she was a weak substitute for Trixie.

However, many fans have warmed up to her significantly in the following movies, starting with Rainbow Rocks. Fans praise her character development and progress in maturity ever since the first movie. Some fans even pair her up with Twilight Sparkle.

Some fans may even make fun of her hairstyle and it's colors by comparing it to bacon.

Counterparts (villain version)

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  • Pacifica Northwest (Gravity Falls)
  • Daisy or Elizabeth (Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends)
  • Rouge the Bat or Breezie (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Wendy O. Koopa (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Copy Kitten (Fanboy & Chum Chum)
  • Courtney, Amy, Heather, Eva or Jo (Total Drama)
  • Barbra Streisand or Shelly Marsh (South Park)
  • Suzy Johnson (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Cree Lincoln (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Toralei Stripe (Monster High)

Counterparts (hero version)

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  • Ariel(The Little Mermaid)
  • Princess Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Numbuh 5 (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Princess Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Feather Tell a Tale (Lalaloopsy)
  • Pearl, Sandy Cheeks or Mindy (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Zarina, Vidia, or Tinker Bell (Disney Fairies)
  • Brittany (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
  • Buttercup (The PowerPuff Girls)
  • Disgust (Inside Out)
  • Gwen, Zoey, Sky, Dakota, or LeShawna (Total Drama)
  • Nala or Kiara (The Lion King)
  • Alia (Mega Man X6)
  • Wave the Swallow or Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Anna or Elsa the Snow Queen (Frozen (2013))
  • Cleo De Nile, Twyla or Draculaura (Monster High)
  • Kayley (Quest for Camelot)
  • Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon)
  • Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
  • Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Princess Daisy (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Candace Flynn (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Fa Mulan (Mulan)
  • Gogo Tomago (Big Hero 6)
  • Sibella (Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School)
  • Judy Hopps (Zootopia)

Counterparts (boy Version)

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  • Yeti (Kong: The Animated Series: both were mean, but later good)
  • Donald Duck (Mickey Mouse)

Parodies

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