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Headcanon: Fluttershy by Earthsong9405 Headcanon: Fluttershy by Earthsong9405
Now here we are with the ever so lovable Fluttershy! C: If there's one thing I love about Fluttershy, it's her color scheme. All of the Mane 6 has beautiful colors, but there's just something very endearing about Fluttershy's butter yellow and gentle pink. I don't even know. I especially love her eye color. o3o

But yeah. Let's go on to dah headcanonz! c:

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Like I said with RD, she, Rarity, and Dashie are all just about the same height. It's just their body differences that make it seem like one's taller or shorter than the other. That said, Fluttershy's body is unique in that she has a very slender physique. Long legs, long neck, small hooves; her form is very deer-like, to the point to where sometimes she's likened to that of an alicorn. This makes her the natural picture of an idealized model. Not that it matters much to her.

Fluttershy, of the three of the Mane 6 to have wings, has the longest. Her wings are very long and very narrow, built specifically for endurance flight, especially over waters. Her grandparents were coastal ponies where such wings were common, due to living on the islands. So while she isn't necessarily a weak flyer (NOW, anyway. She was a weak flyer when she was younger), she isn't conditioned to fly with the speed or power the pegasi of Cloudsdale and Ponyville tend to excel at. Her having an earth pony mother has nothing to do with it, however she does gain her affinity for the ground from Posey.

What's interesting about Fluttershy is, in my headcanon, she's the one to have the most scars. Dealing with wild animals, despite her unique ability to communicate and connect with them, is bound to sometimes end up dangerous. Despite how much she loves her animal friends, Fluttershy isn't naive; she knows they are still capable of harming her. Her ability to use The Stare, as well as her shy charm, is usually enough to tame a wild beast, but sometimes it isn't immediate. And there have been instances where she's been attacked. For the most part, however, these instances usually come from when the animal is wounded and confused due to pain, lashing out out of instinct instead of actually meaning it.

The claw marks on her hind leg came from the bear we see from the canon show, something he still feels guilt over. The bite mark on her front leg comes from an abused pet she tried to coax out of hiding (didn't work the first time, but she eventually convinced it).The scars on her side are from smaller incidents, but the cuts were deep enough to leave a noticeable mark on her body.

In addition, her taking care and working with carnivorous animals leaves her with intimate knowledge on how to hunt, fish, and properly field dress a kill. As such (as well as her having to deal with animals that were injured), blood doesn't really bother her all that much, especially if she's "in the zone" or in her mothering/healing mindset.


Also! Folks have asked me about my headcanon on The Stare, so here it is:

This ability is uniquely Fluttershy's. There is no other known pony documented to have been able to do this. The Stare itself is linked to Fluttershy's magic; a mix of will power as well as tapping into her inherent magic reserves in order to perform the move, directing it with her eyes. You can tell when she's actually using the ability when her irises begin to give a faint glow, somewhat like that of the magic surrounding a unicorn's horn when in use. The move works somewhat like the stare of a cobra, however it's far more direct, intimidating, and intimate. It compels obedience and fear within whatever subject Shy uses it against, and has been known to work on both small and large creatures equally; the ability can be altered to varying degrees of intensity as well, from a full on Stare to maybe just the barest hint of magic in her normal glare. There has yet to be an instance where a full blown Stare has not worked. Shy, however, doesn't use that level of the Stare often.

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And that's all for now, I think.

As always, feel free to ask me questions if you have any of them. And thanks a bunch for stopping by to take a look! C:
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:iconrmcreeps:
RMcreeps Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the use of scars on her under-belly and legs, it shows just how ferocious animals can be...even to a caring pony like her :) (Smile) 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! Poor Fluttershy's been on the receiving end of some fierce animals lashing out, but she doesn't let that deter her love for creatures. :3 
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RMcreeps Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. I am the same, and it didn't stop me from loving my cat (who passed away and while ago). As a matter of fact, you can learn from those wounds, it will teach you more about the animal-what they like and dislike- so you can treat it better. (That's how I perceive it)
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buckandbronco Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Great work!
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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darkjaguarmaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Um excuse me.. uh I had a story in mind picture her in your style and my oc that is human.. and can I draw her like this.. I won't completely copy your style... please? Can I just use this for reference?
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Why do I believe that using The Stare too much would give Flutters a really bad headache?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It probably would because it's an overuse of both her magic and her eyes. o3o
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TVnGames Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scary, I was having the same thought. XD
I guess would explained why she rarely use it. She might go blind, huh?
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knightwing09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Wow!:)
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ya! :3
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lollipopflower Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Would it work if you're blind?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Probably, probably not. Fluttershy has never tried it on someone blind before so she wouldn't know.
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CordraconisStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My heart just stopped beating...
Somepony, please... give it to Shy... it's all her's...
<3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The cute is too strong with this one. v_v
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CordraconisStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely... so cute... so coy... so faithful and devoted... and friendly as nopony else can be...
She looks so pretty here... but no matter how she looks like... It is her character I loved for so long... longer than I actually know her...
She'll forever be my heart's desire... even with all those scars -ω-
Doesn't stop her from being sweet and adorable <3

I hope you don't mind my sweet-talk... :-)
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nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Np: fluttershy! What happened!? You have scars all over you!
FS: oh... It's nothing... Just a few scratches from some animals... *smiles sweetly*
*later*
Np goes to fluttershy's house.
FS: oh my...! You're bleeding! :(
NP: this isn't my blood...:)
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lollipopflower Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Buck
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Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I sure hope those scars heal...
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They're already healed.
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Artsy-Purple-Lover87 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good, I love Fluttershy, shes best pony
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Xiaahandrus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I've really enjoyed reading your head cannon and AU ideas and RareTwi AU ideas. I've actually mimicked your style drawing Ponys myself now since I think your style is a refreshing change from the vanilla version. I am curious about the wing shapes for the pegasi/alicorns. I picture Fluttershy as having albatross type wings or some other endurance flight bird like a goose or swallow-type bird, Rainbow with falcon or maybe some small, agile bird's wing shape like a sparrow, and the alicorns with eagle or hawk wings. I'm curious as to what you think though and was wondering if I could request a top view of the wing shapes for the pegasi/alicorns if possible.

Thanks for writing and drawing such interesting takes on the MLP I really enjoy it!! =D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate you liking my artwork. :3

As for your question though, I never said anything about the pegasi or alicorn wing shape because there is no set shape to them. The types of wings vary greatly, and depends entirely on the individual. The only set thing about the wings are the average size they come in, with is the 5 meter wingspan of the average pegasus, and the 8 meter wingspan of the average alicorn. That said, these are only very general sizes for the average; depending on the individual, their wings could be shorter, longer, narrower, or wider.

For example, in my headcanon Fluttershy has very long and narrow wings that are built for endurance flight, while Rainbow's are about the same size as the average wingspan however her wings are narrower to allow speed flight. Celestia and Luna's wings surpass the assumed "average" of the alicorns, although Celly's wings are wider and shorter than Luna's.

How you perceive the individual character's wing type is up to you. And if you're looking for references, I would recommend looking at actual images or tutorials of wings, as they give far more information that is helpful.
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Xiaahandrus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! 

Oh! I get what you're saying now! I think I was plugging bird wing shapes in from what I was reading in your descriptions. Am I remembering right that you said Fluttershy's grandparents on the pegasi side of the family were coastal Ponys where her wing shape was common? I think my brain then plugged in that coastal Ponys with long, narrow wings = albatross wings. I do like how different all the wing shapes are for all of your Ponys compared to cannon, I think it makes for more unique looks and makes more sense in my head. 

I don't think there's a tutorial out there that can help me! But thank you! I've finally just accepted I suck at drawing wings. Wings and cats, unless they're pretty cartoony, is pretty much an epic fail. Pony wings and my cartoon cat character are okay, but I'm not usually satisfied with realistic attempts at either one!

Thank you for answering my question! =D
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Alptraum-Gheist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww, flutterbutter D:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
x3
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jadedacatl106 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually,she did a full blown stare once,on Discprd.
That did not affect him AT ALL.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know that. I'm talking about in general. Discord, Celestia, and Luna don't count.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you; I always loved Fluttershy's color scheme. =D I really like the way you drew her mane and tail and shaded her wing feathers, too. And it totally makes sense that she'd have quite a few scars from her line of work, too. She and AJ can be scar buddies. X3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I suddenly can't get the idea out of my head of the Mane 6 sittin' around, trading scar stories. xD
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i do not like pegasai to have birds tail, but it is your own personal way of drawing it and its interesting. i really love the idea of fluttershy habing scars, i had never thoug about it but it actually suits her! i have a lot of loving pets too and by simple accidents i have some scars too.
i still dont know it they will look better with only bird tail instead of both... its beautiful, anyways
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, and great detail the two colored feathers!!
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awsomeflutterdash Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what are those scars from?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Read the artist comment.
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zazanza Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I'm wondering about the scars in relation to her (short lived) modeling career. Did they hide her scars, make-up or otherwise, during shoots and shows, or do Equestrian society have a different approach to scars and don't see them as beauty-hampering?

(Not that I'm saying a scarred person can't be beautiful, but it's a niche in real-life modeling rather than mainstream).
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think it may be a bit of a double standard where-as scars are concerned in Equestria. On one hand, a pony having scars in Fluttershy's line of work is seen as common, bound to happen in a sense, and those who actually know that are like "She's one tough cookie to handle all that".


On the other hand, unless done so otherwise, I think scars in the fashion industry would be seen as a blemish that needs to be hidden. Fluttershy wore a lot of dresses that were long that episode, so that could be seen as an attempt to hide her scars from the audience as she walked.  O:
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zazanza Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Cool, that makes sense. Thanks for the answer!
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PlutosDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I have a question. In one of the Friendship is Magic episodes, they have to, IDK, befriend Discord. Well, at first he's being a jerk, so Fluttershy gives him the Stare and it doesn't work...I'm not sure if that was a full-blown Stare or not, but does that count?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That doesn't really count, because the Stare doesn't necessarily work on demi-gods at it's normal power level (Discord, Celestia, Luna). It simply isn't strong enough.

The only time it might be strong enough is in the future, when her magic strength as an Element Bearer grows and the she (along with the rest of the Mane 6) learn to harness this power more thoroughly and individually.
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PlutosDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhh.....I see. Tnx for explaining that! :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Not a problem! C:
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you can say anyone who works with animals is going to get all kinds of torn apart...so it would make sense that Flutters would too.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Which is exactly why I headcanoned it as such. o3o
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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OriginalLaundryMan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could it be that Fluttershy has the ability to demonstrate the Equestrian equivalent of the Conquerer's Haki, from the anime/manga One Piece?
Either way, this is a very cool story, with a very well-done portrait. Your work is very impressive, and I shall wish that it continues to be more so.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid I'd have no idea what that is. I don't watch or read One Piece.

And thanks. C:
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OriginalLaundryMan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a very interesting concept, involving the person's natural aura to emit a strong wave of fear-inducing energy. Those who are of lesser mind or rank drop to the ground with foaming of the mouth when they are hit by the shockwave.
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Dompteurs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Very interesting concept, unexpected in some points, but very interesting anyways.
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