Shining Armor is Twilight's older brother, Princess Cadence's husband and ruler of the Crystal Empire who debuted in "A Canterlot Wedding", the episode of MLP. He is voiced by Andrew Francis.


Shining Armor is a handsome white colt witha a shield cutie mark on him and a blue mane.

He first appears as Captain of the Guards and Twilight's older brother or her Big Brother Best Friend Forever(BBBFF). Shing Armor is happy that Twilight is here to attend his wedding to Princess Celestia's niece, Princess Mi Amore Cadenza or Cadence, Twilight's former babysitter. Shining Armor didn't know that his bride-to-be was locked up  in the caves and that he was introducing Twilight to Queen Crysalis in disguise...and she's been draining his magic from him outo fhis love for Cadence. When Twilight calls Chrysalis evil, Shining Armor gets mad at Twilight and refuses to let her be his best mare. Just then, Chrysalis hypnotizes Shining Armor. Shining Armor along with the guests find out the truth from Twilight and the real Cadence just before Crysalis reveals herself. Cadence uses her love to break Chrysalis's spell on Shining Armor and they use their love to defeat Chrysalis. Shining Armor apologizes to Twilight and lets her be his best mare again. Shining Armor and Cadence marry and thank Twilight for setting it up.

In "The Crystal Empire", he sends the gang to the Crystal Empire, but King Sombra's magic blocked his magic till the majority of the episode. He spends most of the episode trying to cure his wife who was using her magic to health. At the end after Sombra's defeat, he tells the Mane Six to stop saving him.

In "Games Ponies Play" he trains ponies for the Equestria Games. He briefly meets Peachbottom, the mistaken Critic. After mistaken identity, the real inspector harshwhinny announces the Crystal Empire to host the next game.

He makes a minor appearence in "Magical Mystery Cure" where he attends his sister's coranation as a princess.

He is set to appear in "MCF: Adventures in Ponyville" episode "Sombra's Return parts 1, 2, 3" where he and Cadence recruit the Mane Six, the MCF and the Cutie Mark Crusaders to stop King Sombra who returned fromt eh grave for vengeance.


  • Shining Armor is simular to Eric from the Little Mermaid, how they were hypnotized by teh false bride until the real bride shows up and saves them. Their true love stops the villain.


  • MCF: Adventures in Ponyville(debut)