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"Of course you can wear a dress, honey. Heck, I'll buy out Rarity's entire Spring Filly catalogue, if you want. You'll need more than one pretty outfit to perform in, right?" Sweetie Belle winked, and Bel Canto gave a meek, squeaky laugh back, before burrowing his head against her shoulder with a relieved sniffle. Sweetie's hooves came up to rock her child comfortingly.

"...I don't know if I understand everything you need, but...well, I can learn, right? Maybe we can learn together." Sweetie stroked gently at Bel's soft mane. "All I want is for you to be happy, honey. And if you wanna be a filly, then that's what you'll be."

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Perfect by Lopoddity
Prima Donna, daughter of celebrity singer Sweetie Belle and Rumble, glam rock singer-songwriter prodigy, was designated male at birth. She began her life as a shy, quiet little colt named Bel Canto ("Beautiful Singing"), before later transitioning into her new gender identity, the more confident Prima Donna. Depicted here is an incident where Sweetie catches Bel Canto with a dress he'd snuck out of Rarity's boutique (he was going to return it, honest, he just wanted to try it on once). The poor colt is terrified at being caught and ends up spilling everything, from how he'd been experimenting with Sweetie's make-up when she was away, to how badly he feels that he is not a colt at all, but rather a filly. Sweetie Belle is a lot less upset about the "borrowed" dress and a lot more upset at the fact that her foal has been keeping all of this secret, to his apparent great distress and shame. She scoops poor sniffling Bel up in a heartbeat, and Bel's fears dissipate away against the might of warm safe mama hugs. And that's how Prima Donna was born.

I'd always conceived Prima Donna as a trans girl, but I was hesitant and unsure how to go about it story-wise without writing unnecessary melodrama. Eh. Prima Donna is a proud glam rock child superstar, and her family has given her nothing but love, support, and respect. It was her cousin Magnolia May that first gladly showed her how to do her make-up, which Magnolia soon regretted, cuz hot dang does Prima like to glob on that eye shadow (cuz it looks punk rock, duh)



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:iconkalaharimeerkatfan:
KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a touching scene this is, all the better because Sweetie Belle is accepting and supportive (and hopefully so is Rumble). I'm glad that Bel Canto is able to finally express herself and even has a new name to signal her new life. 
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Hagwedasaze Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm I wish I could come out to my mother this easily. 
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xAjelandrox Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
nada mal
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EqFAzrael Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm sad humanity can't seem to be as accepting.
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AMysteriousSoul Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
That is beatifully. Never be afaird to come out.
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Dead-Sweets Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was just wondering and no ill will. but if prima donna is going to be transgender why not just make them female to begin with?
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TheAmazingVee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I personally think they did it because it adds to her character. Going through transition is a life changing process and even just coming out is a life changing process. So, it's great for character development and adds more depth to her being.
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Krazyokami Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
I know this is old, but I'm wondering. In the pony world, would they get surgery or would it be a simple spell from a unicorn? Of course, this meaning if they choose to transition that way, but I'm just wondering how this would all go in this verse. Would trans!creatures simply get surgery(If they choose) or is there no option of it? Sorry if I'm jumbling words.
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Ella4105 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SO FRIKIN ADORABLE
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:iconjendoes:
jendoes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Student Artist
So cute! There is nothing wrong with that, you go filly!
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:iconsummer-rose-ruby:
Summer-Rose-Ruby Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Awe,I see nothing wrong with boys liking cute thing I think that's awesome
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CraftyAllie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Prima is a girl.
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Summer-Rose-Ruby Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
I know i'm saying that for boys though I wasn't talking about Prima since she is a girl
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Quick-5 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
This is cute and all, but for some reason I'm amused by the word choice "designated Male" at birth.

It sounds like the powers that be pointed at this baby and said. "This pony shall me Male. We have spoken." Before vanishing in a puff of smoke.
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TrebleSketchOfficial Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I laughed way harder than was appropriate at the envisioning of such a situation. xD
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Chamnosuke Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Awww how darling
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NintenTrash Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very inspiring character for me, as someone who was assigned as a male at birth, but doesn't feel like one. I love to see fan characters like this, ones I can relate to! I adore Prima Donna and how well she conveys the message of the show. She's a lovely girl :)
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N1njaOcelot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
this work was the first piece I ever found of yours, and it made me fall in love with your nexgen universe Heart Heart 

your storytelling skills are just divine, and paired with your artwork it makes everything nearly perfect
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:iconfreckhld:
freckhld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
I LOVE THE TRANS GIRL HEADCANON OMG
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:iconkdoggie11:
Kdoggie11 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
You go girl!!
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Swif-04 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg i love Bel Canto. his mane and coat look absolutely stunning.
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:iconfreckhld:
freckhld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Prima Donna* and her* :^)
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Swif-04 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Before "she" became a her. :T
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:iconfreckhld:
freckhld Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
she was always a girl??? she just only found out??
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pichu038 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
prima donna is gr8 + i love it when the little kids are just hangin with their parents n stuff
two rights make a right
this art is so beautiful oml
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Godzillamaster69 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
D'aww.
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Starburst333 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Oh my gosh, this is super adorable! 
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TwileySparklei Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student Artist
This is really bad.. HOW DID I NOT FOUND THIS EARLIER?! This is amazing! The idea of Transgender has reached Next gens of MLP! This is truly,the reason I love Prima Donna even more than ever.She's now my favourite pony in this next gen. 
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AmelzaDrawz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No Offence But I Think Pink Would Be Better Eyeshadow For Sweetiebelle
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:icongalaxygal36:
Galaxygal36 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
I see where your coming from pastel pink or pastel purple
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AmelzaDrawz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
yep
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YugiohFangirl2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love this. I find it inspirational.
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Prima Donna, first lady of the stage, your devotees are on their knees, to implore you...

The lady that song talks about isn't very nice (even though it's a nice song) but this Prima Donna seems really nice. :) So adorable and sweet. I'd wear more dresses if I liked them. I have a purple dress that reminds me of that little outfit. It also reminds me of a bathing suit my sister had when she was a baby.
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SaltedDriftwood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
I.... started tearing up the more I read about Prima Donna... The itch to draw her is kickin' in something fierce. 
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Kitty-Loves-All Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love seeing people with an open mind like this. :')

The art is SO heart Warming.

+1 watcher :heart:
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WooterMellon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cute! i hope to see more of this character!
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KilledByAnAngel11 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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PestdoktorMiasma Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, I can't even express how much I love this. As a trans person myself (though it's the other way around for me ;)) it always makes me happy to see and read something like this. :love:
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DoTheDinosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I really like this :D It's good that Sweetie Bell is trying to understand how to make her daughter more comfortable!
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DemonAngelSakina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore Prima Donna and this picture is gorgeous--you can actually feel the love Sweetie has for her babu.

It's awesome that Prima's family love and support her, but I have to wonder if there was ever an accident with pronouns or anything in the beginning?

Like, since Lightning Dust was always away and such, did she ever have an awkward moment and use the wrong pronoun to speak to Prima? Not like, it was offensive, just a slip of the tongue kinda thing?

[I ask cause a friend of mine from high school is male-to-female, and a few of the rest of our group at the time slipped up and used the wrong thing at first though they were and still are supportive of her.]
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Lunatwisentry Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd do the same for my babbu <3 support em all the way
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reccaXD Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ok I completely understand the transgender part but can you please tell of 'Love interest' part - I mean is prime donna Ace, Aro, Pan or Demi or gay (Les or homosexual) or hector 

Well that is if Promo has or will ever be consider to have a 'love interest' 



and yes i really do understand the concept of Trans 
Males rather be females either by appearances or by gender and via verse for females 
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XMD1X Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2017  Student General Artist
Just wanted to say, I think lop has stated that she doesn't give her characters sexualities, she just pairs them with whoever fits
Hope this helps ^^
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KanjiWolfy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a little bit early to be putting labels of sexual identity on a child don't you think?
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reccaXD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies I didn't mean like that, I was looking far into future of Prime Dona's life 
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KanjiWolfy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*Prima

I believe it's best to give Lop some time on development. Not every story is written and put together in a day. These kinds of storylines take time. It'll come and we will all have a better understanding one day ^^
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h-opefuI Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
prima Dona will most likely be bisexual. Most trans males are.
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:iconreccaxd:
reccaXD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
well i learnt something new 
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:iconh-opefui:
h-opefuI Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
aight
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