She's part of the Cutie Mark Crusaders along with her best friends Sweetie Belle and Applebloom. She idolizes Rainbow Dash, though she herself has yet to master flying. She's a bit brash and tomboyish, but deeply loyal to her friends.
Although her wings can not get her off the ground, they can provide propulsion when she is riding on her scooter. They make a noise when they flap which sounds like a baseball card in bicycle spokes. Scootaloo was able to hover for a brief moment in Ponyville Confidential before falling face-first into a mud puddle.
Her first appearance was in Friendship is Magic when Nightmare Moon appeared at the Summer Sun Celebration. However, her first significant role was in Call of the Cutie when she stood up for Applebloom when Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara were teasing her for being a blank flank.
Scootaloo's inability to fly despite the fact that younger fillies, notably Zipporwhill, buzz around in the air like hornets is the source of a severe insecurity issue. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon rag her about it in Flight to the Finish, and even her friends Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom liken her to flightless birds like a chicken and a dodo. It has been speculated that Scootaloo is functionally disabled and will thus never be able to fly, although this theory has neither been confirmed nor denied in the show or in the comics.
Another mysterious quality of Scootaloo's is that we have never seen her at home, nor have we ever seen or heard of her parents. Is she an orphan like Apple Bloom? Does she live at an orphanage? Darth Vader could be her father for all we know.
We do know that Scootaloo does not have a real older sister, although Rainbow Dash promised to be like one to her in Sleepless in Ponyville. How healthy that may be for Scootaloo is debatable, since Scootaloo has a single-minded fixation on Rainbow Dash. She went so far as to make a rainbow wig and start a fan club for her in The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well. Scootaloo frequently attempts to impress Rainbow Dash and to get her attention.
Scootaloo is voiced by Madeline Peters.
Friends and Family:
- Call of the Cutie
- Stare Master
- The Show Stoppers
- The Cutie Mark Chronicles
- Owl's Well That Ends Well
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