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NextGen: Pandora by Lopoddity NextGen: Pandora by Lopoddity
Pandora Eris Sparkle
"Feel like stirring up a little trouble, dearie?"
Parents:
Twilight Sparkle, Discord
Species: Draconequus/Female
Build: Tall, Weasel-like
Special talent: Magic, mischief
Occupation: Witch
Nickname(s): Pan, Panny, Dora, Discord Jr., Princess Sparkle the Second


Personality/Background:
    Cunning, self-absorbed, and eternally up to no good, Pandora is the star of our show. Like her father, she is compelled by an inner force to cause mischief and fan the fires of chaos among ponies, whom she tends to view as playthings. Ultimately though, the most chaos tends to fall upon herself, as she is absurdly powerful, but her grand plans for spreading mischief don't tend to be the most well-thought out, and often lead to blueberry jam explosions and rainstorms made of trout.

    Pan plays the part of the cool, rebel princess of Equestria, but is secretly quite insecure about her purpose in life. Is she meant to be a true, noble princess among ponies, like her mother, or is she supposed to sow disharmony, like her father? Pan often feels caught between two completely different worlds, and struggles to find her sense of true identity and self-worth. This was compounded badly by bullying in her youth. Pandora wears a mask of cool irreverence to hide a number of self-esteem problems. She works as a witch for hire, helping ponies with problems through the use of magical contracts, spells, and potions. As a witch, she's a giant ham and loves dramatic presentation (making her eyes glow, creating smoke, making her voice echo to spook the ponies asking her for a spell).
 
    Despite her trickster nature, Pan has managed to acquire a number of friendships, and she cares deeply about the ponies close to her, even if she has to be pushed to admit it. Pan is devoted, brave (most of the time), kind (most of the time), supportive, and at her core, she is very much the daughter of Twilight Sparkle. That's a good thing, no matter how hard Pan would deny it.
   
Relationships:
    Pandora adores her father Discord, and has been a complete and total daddy's girl since the day she hatched. She constantly challenges him to magic duels (she's never once won, to Discord's amusement) but it's mostly a ploy to get his attention and approval. The two love to spend afternoons spreading strife among mortals, dropping water balloons on unsuspecting nobles, having tea in alternate dimensions, or taking cat naps in patches of sunlight.
   
    Pandora's relationship with Twilight is complicated. In her youth she looked up to her mother and aspired to be just like her, and loved listening to her mother's lectures on magic. As a teen, Pandora noticed how respected and beloved her mother was, and sought to gain that for herself (at the time she was a lanky awkward bullied noodlecat thing), so she asked Twilight to train her to become a princess. Twilight was delighted, and their study together began at once, spanning over about two years, until at long last, the day of Pan's coronation arrived. And Pan was so excited and proud as her mother placed the tiara on her head...but the tiara didn't bring with it any flash of insight or self-acceptance, like Pan thought it would. And worse...the ponies watching the ceremony were whispering among themselves, and Pan caught the same ugly, muttered words she'd always been called, "freak", "monster", "not a real princess"...It's too much, and Pan runs away to have an emotional breakdown.

When she does reappear, she's dubbed herself the "princess of mischief", taken best friend Cupcake as a minion, and rejected her crown. Pandora doesn't blame Twilight for the failed coronation, but deep down, she feels persistent, nagging guilt that she is a complete disappointment to Twilight, and  failure of a princess. This makes her interactions with her mother...tense, and she doesn't visit Twilight much. Twilight misses Panny very badly.

Pandora sees Spike as an adopted older brother, and her "BBBFF". They're very close and share practically everything-comic books, fire breathing contests, secret crushes, etc. Pan has a worse relationship with her cousin Skyla, who views Pan's mischievous tendencies and decision to quit being a princess with immense disdain (and possibly jealousy). Pan's other cousin, Flurry Heart, secretly approves of Pandora's decision to pursue freedom.

Pandora's very best friend in the world is Cupcake, who she started following around like a puppy after Cupcake defended her from a pack of bullies as children. Pan adores the little earth pony, and Cupcake is immensely loyal to her idiot noodlecat bff. When Pan decided to train to be a princess, Cupcake trained for two years to become Pan's royal guard. Later, when Pan's coronation fails, Cupcake becomes Pandora's devoted minion in spreading mischief and magic.
Oh, and Pan has had a monster crush on Cupcake since they were both eight years old. Pan is too scared to tell Cupcake because she doesn't think somepony as amazing as Cupcake would ever love a...well, freak like herself.

Pan also adores Cupcake's younger siblings, PB and J Sandwich, and views them as surrogate siblings. PB has had a crush on her for a while now, and while Pan thinks it's sweet, she just sees him as a little brother.

Pan's closest friend besides Cupcake is Aerostorm. As children, the two would wrestle and play together like puppies until they curled up exhausted for a nap, and their friendship has never lost that playful quality. Pan is friends with Rosemary through Stormy, and sometimes has her make-up done by Magnolia May.

As a teenager, Pan dated Bruce. It didn't end well. Today they claim to hate each other, but they do have the potential to become snarky friends someday. Pan also dated Princess Iridescence for a while, and the two remain close friends, happy to relax around each other.

Growing up, Pandora was close friends with Trixie's son, Moondancer. Moondancer's jealousy over her magical ability eventually tore a rift in their friendship. Pandora enjoys teasing him over their "rivalry" and doesn't take his attempts to magically defeat her very seriously, often lazily dodging his blasts until Moony tuckers himself out.
    

Special:
-Pandora was brought into creation the day that Discord decided to spontaneously lay an egg at the breakfast table, right in Twilight's bowl of cereal.

-Besides English, Pandora can speak seventeen languages, all badly. She is very, very powerful, much more so than the average unicorn, but not as experienced as either of her parents, so her spells sometimes blow up in her face.

-Pandora has an uncomfortable fixation with chickens. They make her drool, and if she sees one she'll drop whatever she's doing to chase, pounce, and cuddle it. She has a much beloved pet hen of her own, Henrietta. She had a beloved pet giant centipede named Jeff as a child, who was tragically killed one day when Twilight accidentally sucked him up with a vacuum cleaner. It took Pan a long time to forgive her mother for this.

-Pandora is omnivorous  and supplements her diet with fish. Her favorite treat is sushi cupcakes (invented by Cupcake).

-Pan is terrified of thunderstorms.

-For undercover chaos, Pan sometimes shapeshifts into her pony form, Hijinx: Stealth is my middle name by LopoddityShe enjoys shapeshifting as a whole, typically taking the forms of predators, like a lioness or a snake, but sometimes shapeshifting into a chicken or gerbil just cuz

-Pan doesn't make pony noises (like whinnying), but she can growl, hiss, roar, and purr (especially if you give her chin scritchies). Like a cat, she is a good climber, and is super flexible. She can use her own butt as a pillow if she wants.

-Pan enjoys visiting her male counterpart from another dimension, Paradox. They two often have cross-dressing tea parties together.

-A six pointed star appeared on Pan's chest as a teenager, similar to a cutie mark. It glows when she feels harmony. More on it here: Secret by Lopoddity

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oof, finally gave this dork a real bio, tweaked some elements in her design and colors
more on this noodlecat:
Magic by LopoddityNormal by LopoddityJust Sign Here by Lopoddity Swim Instinct by Lopoddity
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:icondreamsthefox:
DreamsTheFox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...
Ive always shipped discord with Fluttershy not Twilight.
but this is ok.
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:icontobbeno1:
Tobbeno1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In relation to your recent upload of her puberty phase:

"Be careful who you called ugly in middle school"
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:icondancy217:
Dancy217 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best use of the meme I've seen so far XD
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:iconheraldofopera:
HeraldOfOpera Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
So... if someone goes all the way with her, would that qualify as "messing with Pandora's Box"? *shot*
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:iconmysteriousway:
MysteriousWay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I think pandora would like my oc
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:iconscarlettruby551:
I absolutely ADORE your Next Generation. Would you mind if I drew fan art of Pandora with one of my head-characters? They are really similar in personality.
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:iconmagiccoolgirl:
Magiccoolgirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
The Character Is Good But...I Just Can't See Discord And Twilight Ever Being A Thing :/
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:iconartiticswonders:
ArtiticsWonders Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
That's the beauty of this! It's something new and different. :D
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:iconmagiccoolgirl:
Magiccoolgirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
I Agree!
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:iconsilentartist137:
SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Someday, I'd love to see Pandora and Magnolia May having a conversation in terrible French.
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:iconbrigth-doddles99:
brigth-doddles99 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
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:iconrainbowsmarts:
Rainbowsmarts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh i love this goofy fluffy lion horse
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:iconcold-dead-body:
cold-dead-body Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
The backstory's quite odd, and I wasn't expecting Discord to ever be paired with Twi.
Very deep, tho.
:O

I like the bit where she likes chickens. :3
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:iconstormsketcher:
StormSketcher Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaauuugh I love Pandora, such a unique and interesting character <3

Also 'Eris' as her middle name fits perfectly, nice work!
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:icongodzillamaster69:
Godzillamaster69 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Nice.
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:iconlionenda:
Lionenda Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Can I draw her with my N.G Infinite Chaos please ?
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:iconawkwardanxietyangel:
AwkwardAnxietyAngel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have to ask...Is Pandora...PANsexual? Im sorry if this is stupid
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:iconkdogtop:
KdogTop Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDD puns...
Seeing the description Pan certainly does go both ways, so her being Pansexual seems very plausible :>
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:iconawkwardanxietyangel:
AwkwardAnxietyAngel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Seeing Lop's work, she probably is. Puns, am i rite?
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:iconscreamer33:
screamer33 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
So damn awesome
she looks so damn freaking awesome !!!!
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:iconthekrazykraken:
TheKrazyKraken Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
My only question is wHO CALLS HER PRINCESS SPARKLE THE SECOND BECAUSE HOLY HELL I ALMOST STARTED CRYING LAUGHING
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:iconbombasticdingo:
Bombasticdingo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Ah! She's adorable ^.^ who do you think you'd choose to voice her?
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:iconmonoclebunny:
MonocleBunny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
For two beings that love each other so much, how come Twilight and Discord never had any other children? Or were they only able to have one? Maybe one Draconequus is more than enough to handle.
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:iconkiattykatty:
KiattyKatty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEEEEEEEEPPPPPP


YOU FINALLY DID HER BIO


SHE IS SO COOL

CX
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:iconcriminallynerdy:
CriminallyNerdy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student Writer
I love her updated design! Getting to see all her backstory and interesting character facts is a nice addition too. I hope we get to see more her interacting with the other NextGen foals. For instance,w e haven't seen her interact with the Apple family NextGen yet or Trixie and Sunset's foal.
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:iconsuntwilig:
suntwilig Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
nice you oc
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:icontophatpyroman:
TopHatPyroMan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, but I ship PB and Pandora so much though. Oh well. You can't win them all! ^^
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:iconmeowkitty3000:
meowkitty3000 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Live the bio but not much of a straight hair pan fan
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:iconwolfstart:
Wolfstart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
How does one draw?? ;-;
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:icondonaldbrent:
DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! I love Panny, great bio :love:
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Great !
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:iconptduckie:
PTDuckie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Nice!
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:iconamymalene:
AmyMalene Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
so does that mean twilight was never pregnant?  It was discord?
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She is awesome >u<
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:iconglitterstar2000:
GlitterStar2000 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... And I wondered what would have become of Jeff's life :'(
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:icontyrannex:
Tyrannex Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
She's pretty.
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:iconmysticnightva:
MysticNightVA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh, nice backstory on her. Will there be more like this one? I've always loved character bios.
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:iconsavannaegoth:
SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yessssss the lady of chaos has been given a bio!
Pandoraverse has to be my favorite fan verse, I swear on me mum
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:iconcloviswolf359:
Cloviswolf359 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I need to see Pan-gerbil. WHOS WITH ME
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:iconcutekittywitty:
CuteKittyWitty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ACK I'M DYING I LOVE THIS NOODLE PRINCESS TOO FUCKING MUCH AGH
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:iconthecopyuniversetcu:
TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Typical Discord, laying an egg in someone's cereal.
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:icont3rrort1ts:
T3rrorT1ts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fist thing I noticed was the new haistyle X3 she looks quite good with this straighter hair :3

I also like those additional feathers there. nice work :)
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:iconxx-nixen-op-brat-xx:
xX-Nixen-Op-Brat-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Twilight's cereals were ruined. Thanks discord XDD
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:iconsakuraseeds:
SakuraSeeds Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
RIP Cereal
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:icondbrocks013:
dbrocks013 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We hardly knew ye
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:iconinviizzible:
INVIIZZIBLE Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh we need some more of Pandora's other shapeshifting forms, I'm thinking Pandora the chicken would be hysterical XD
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:iconalayer:
ALAYER Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous magical noodle! \*u*/
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:iconkoffiekake:
KoffieKake Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
NOODLE
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:iconsiansaar:
Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconcastorochiaro:
CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been following your account roughly since the creation of Pandora, so it's been interesting watching the character grow and evolve over time. Her design has really come into its own over that time, and so has the character.
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