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Fluttershy- Age Thingy by Earthsong9405 Fluttershy- Age Thingy by Earthsong9405
I was feeling sad, so I began drawing to help me feel better. Fluttershy's age thingy just happened to be among the substantial amount of arts I drew, so here she is.

As I said, I really didn't do much with Rainbow Dash's age thingy in terms of headcanon, but because her past ties closely with Fluttershy's I'll just kinda do that both here.

Baby Foal (Age 2-3 months):
A baby Fluttershy with her father, Sunburst. He's a canon, but very minor, background character and I thought he'd be a pretty cool fit for the dad of Shy, so I chose him. Of course, because he doesn't have much of a backstory so what I say about him here is all headcanon.

So, for me, Sunburst is a average sized stallion with a large heart and even larger soul. He's brave, self-sacrificing, and loves to help others. It's why he took up his dream career of being a firefighter. He was originally going to be a soldier, but I figured firefighters and law enforcers really don't get the credit they deserve, so firefighter he is. :3

The scars he harbors are from the job, but exactly how he got each of them is another story all on its own.

So, here he is with baby Fluttershy, the both of them taking a nap. Well... uh... Sunburst's taking a nap, anyway. Fluttershy was supposed to do so, but her tired father dozed off before she did, and she's wide awake. Now she's simply staring up at him, curiously looking at the scars adorning his face. The way I see it, Sun would be a wonderful and loving father, the type who'd join a tea-party at his daughter's request, and Shy would be a bit of a Daddy's Girl. c:

Age 3-4:
Knowing Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash were childhood friends, I have the headcanon that they met way earlier than in flight school. With their parents being good friends with one another, they were bound to meet, and here they are about 2 years after being introduced to each other. (Rainbow's about a year older than Shy)

From the day they met to the present, they will be the best of friends, so close to the point that they'd be sisters in all but blood. So here they are, being adorable and such, with RD giving an affectionate headbump to little Shy-Shy. c:

(while I think they'd make a cute couple, these two are among my top BROTP o3o )

Age 9-12
It's mentioned and shown in the canon that poor Fluttershy was a target to quite a bit of bullying. RD too, if I'm remembering right, but I think it was more implied than anything.

Poor Fluttershy has been bullied for a good portion of her life, mostly because she was smaller-than-normal pegasus and some even exploited the fact that her mother was an earth pony (despite different-breed couples being the norm). The worst of the bullies would call her "mutt" or "halfbreed", and since she had more of her mother's affinity for the ground, they referred to her as the "fake pegasus".

It got pretty bad a little after her father died saving the lives of others when a business building caught fire. She became far more reserved than she usually was, and only her mother, and Rainbow's family could make her smile. The bullies didn't know why she withdrew more, but all they saw was an easier target. Some of them backed off and left Shy alone, but not all (the main offenders being the ones we see in the canon show).

Rainbow Dash was bullied as well, but not to the extent Fluttershy was. Dash was always protective of the younger filly and defended her, but it really came to a hit after Sunburst's death. So much as an ill-willed word toward Fluttershy would ignite Dash's anger and she'd immediately put the bully in their place, sometimes going so far as to get into an all-out fight. A lot of the time she was too much of a scrapper for anyone to actually handle in a fight and they'd get the hint, but every now and then it'd get bad before the teachers could put a stop to it.

This is one of those instances, with Fluttershy trying her best to tend to Rainbow's cuts and bruises before they go home. Despite Rainbow's insistence they tell their parents about it, Fluttershy would beg her friend not to and eventually made her swear not to tell; she didn't want to trouble her mother anymore than she was with the recent loss. This went on for a while before a concerned teacher caught the bullies in the act of harassing the two, and made the call to their parents. They managed to put a stop to the bullying and put their daughters minds at better ease, but they eventually make a simultaneous move to Ponyville.

Age 20-23
Fluttershy all grown up to how we know her in the present. The way I see her, she's a bit taller than the average height of a mare, long wings (with a very impressive wingspan; her wings are more meant for long-term gliding and climbing, not so much speed), a slender body and long legs; I kinda wanted her to have an almost deer-like stature, to the point that some ponies even compare her to the body type of an alicorn. She also has the longest mane and tail of the Mane 6... guys. I love Fluttershy's hair, man. ;_;

Ahem. Anyway.

Like her mother, Fluttershy has a decent-size magic font and is very skilled at healing and growing types of magic. Most of said magic reside within her hooves and the tip of her wings.

Like I said earlier, Shy-Shy will eventually become involved more often with political and royal affairs, where she will be named a "Knight of Equestria" and known to be very persuasive based on her disposition alone. If that doesn't work, then she certainly has The Stare in case things get hairy. She'll eventually become a renowned healer and animal/creature tamer, too.

Soooooo yeah. That's all I have for this one for now, I think. Two more to go! And maybe a few other characters as well; we'll see. Anyway, feel free to ask if you have a question or perhaps share your own headcanon. As always, thanks for stopping by to take a look. ^.^
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aliaholmedo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww😊😰😳
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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C3lestialWolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I am not usually all to interested in MLP stuff, but this was so beautiful and it caught my eye. Gorgeous job with the art, and the description. Wow. 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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Rai-Knightshade Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! :squee:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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Rai-Knightshade Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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kangaroozieloo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well this is totally adorable
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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kangaroozieloo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome :)
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RariTwirules15 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is that some FlutterDash I see?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Not really, no. I don't ship the two together.
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RariTwirules15 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And that's completely fine :) The drawings are really good btw
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cuddlerose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
poor flutters...
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BBOFF Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These age thingies are so cute I can't stand it!! :squee:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! C:
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Teru-Erica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^.^
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Teru-Erica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
u wery welcom and i hope to read the whol headcanon one day, it suns exsaiting and epic!
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OkamiAmatrusui Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to use some of your headcannons so badly. They're so great, i can't even.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
x3
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werecass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
How sweet.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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werecass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
Your welcome.
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DiaSam1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
She looks so beautiful! You make her look so beautiful!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw shucks, Fluttershy was already beautiful before I even drew her. x3
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DiaSam1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Yes, yes.. but she looks amazing when you draw her! :3
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WolfBreakDown Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ship rainbow dash pony  And :fluttershy: 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
To each their own. C:
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Sugarskullmadness2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your verison of fluttershy!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Deadly-Rainbow13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I want to cry, she's so cute. :iconsobbplz:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! x3
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Deadly-Rainbow13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
You're so welcome, love. ;-;
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PastelPen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with your backstory :3 And shy-shy looks so adorable in your style! Im in awe of your art, its so beautiful!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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PastelPen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome :'3
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AgentAmyArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Aaw :aww: Flutters looks so adorable as a filly c:
I also agree with the headcanon of the two being friends since they were little fillies
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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AgentAmyArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem c:
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fluttershy is so adorable as filly and also mare. Bunny Emoji-42 (Awww) [V2] :fluttershy: 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. :D (Big Grin) 
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww. Little 'Shy and her daddy is SO. CUTE.  And also her and RD.  And and...

Ahem...

Thing I like about 'Shy (in both canon and your headcanon) is she reminds me so much of...well...ME. What with the gentle nature, love of animals, and having been bullied and stuff.  Only...while I had some friends growing up, I never had one that would get into actual fights on my behalf. (Which is why RD is awesome...among other reasons. XP )
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3

Indeed, it's what I like about Shy Shy, as well as the rest of the Mane 6 in general; they're actually pretty relatable. o3o
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katie43441 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow you like my dream artist I love how you draw fluttershy everything you do is my fav you are amazing! I love you art!!!!!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. x3
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28dragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
She looks so beautful, and I love the stories you have for all of them.  I'd love to read a fanfic, if you ever write one :) I also love the little tweaks you've made to each pony design - namely the lion tails on the unicorns and the tailfeathers on the pegasi.  Very cool and unique, I haven't seen them before :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. C:
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Artist
In the AU I'm putting together for a fanfic, this is the basic headcanon I've got for the Mane Six. The alternate timeline (labelled as Arion-1117 at the moment in the manner DC and Marvel number each world) I went with to make things easier on myself is that each season of the show is roughly one year in this timeline, with some events occuring differently or not at all. Some names are different as well:

Dame Twilight Sparkle: She was convinced early on in life to put down her books every once in a while and try to make some friends. This she did, including a rebellious but good-natured filly named Sunset. When the time came for Twi to go to Ponyville, Celestia knew she was the destined Bearer of Magic and thus this was her primary reason for arranging the journey, but still told Twi to make some new friends. As before, this she did.

In the present, five years after Luna's return, she is still the caretaker of Golden Oaks Library. She is also still a Unicorn, having never undergone the transformation due to very different and much more dire events (a plague) occuring in place of Magical Mystery Cure. Instead she, Zecora, and Comet Tail are rewarded for their efforts by being knighted.

In terms of personality, Twi is less neurotic than her prime counterpart and also relies less on books, being more willing to do field work and experience things first-hoof. She is also brave and selfless, travelling far and wide to save Equestria despite being amongst those afflicted by the plague. 

Roxbury Russet "Applejack" Smith: Largely the same as her prime universe counterpart. Didn't see a need to really change anything. However, some dark times lay ahead for the former Bearer of Honesty. 

Her personality is largely the same as her prime counterpart, though the dark events mentioned above have a profound and negative effect.

Rainbow Miriam Dash: Little is known of her fillyhood in Cloudsdale other than it being a rather rough one that left her with some traumatic memories. She refuses to speak of her past. 
Her personality is largely the same as her prime counterpart, though her involvement with Applejack's dark day leave her with even more bad memories on top of the ones she already has.

Fluttershy: Like Rainbow Dash, she refuses to speak of her past. 

In terms of personality, while she is still as gentle and kind a soul as you'll ever find, this AU version of her is more willing to stand up for herself, remembering all too clearly the times she was bullied and tormented. 

Rarity Belle: Rarity's background is at least mostly the same as her prime counterpart. In the present however, she has moved to Canterlot with Spike after passing Carousel Boutique on to Sweetie Belle, who found her talent as a musician and needed a comfortable and familiar place to rest and entice her muse while she prepares herself for super-stardom.

Her personality is a bit less Adrian Monk-like, in that she is more willing to let her mane down, literally and figuratively, and have some fun with her friends even if it means getting a little bit dirty or muddy. She is a good and kind mare who, in this reality, realized and admitted her feelings for Spike after the events of Secret of my Excess.

Details are subject to change as I continue to work on the story.




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