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Octavia, MLP:FiM by AtomicGreymon Octavia, MLP:FiM by AtomicGreymon
This is my favourite background character introduced in the Season 1 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I'm not sure what it is about her, but I really like her design and colours... I guess maybe because we really don't see very many conservatively-coloured female ponies on the show (aside from Pinkie's mother and sisters, anyway).

I'm not the only one either, apparently, since the fandom quickly came up with a name for her (Octavia). I felt she deserved a nice, high-res wallpaper on here, though, so I decided to vector one. I played around with the shading a bit on her Cello and the background.

She's definitely the classiest-looking Pony I've seen on the show to date.
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is the only time we get to see Octavia in all her beauty ;n; its not fair.... She needs to be bring BACK! :icondragoncryingplz:
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Rosethekitty123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
yay!my favourite background character plays the cello like me!
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Okay, I'm late to the show. I have to say, though, that I love this vectoring! This will definitely end up in my wallpaper rotation.
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OCtavia has a taste in classical music like me :)
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XWolfpaw700X Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Octavia is awesome, I wish she would appear in the series more often D:
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Sean-DnB Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I think this picture really captures the essence of Octavia's calmness and beauty [link]
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xxHidden-Soulxx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love octavia!
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zombieassassin94 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She makes any party about 25% cooler.
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MadameAudrey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
The treble clef is bothering me a bit... It should be bass!
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Jamaru-shin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Suddenly I find myself finding as many pics of this one as possible.
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TNBCCBARTIST247 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful design and style you did in this piece,including the details as well.:)
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ixistyler Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another interesting thing about her is that she is probubly one of few ponies that stands on her/his hind legs for more than a second.
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BB-K Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, she is indeed the latest viral pony. :)
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I recall hearing on a forum that she's actually Pinkie Pie's sister, since she looks like one of PP's sisters from her flashback in Cutie Mark Chronicles.
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Mcdoh Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HEY ! Now that you say it....It make perfect sense !
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Ardite Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm acctualy planning on doing a vector of my own with Octavia and Scratch. Any suggestions?
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I had never really described any of the characters in MLP as pretty, at least not without putting in some kinds of qualifiers like "Oh, what a cute pony" or something like that.

So imagine how awkward I feel when I see Octavia and the same mysterious air of class and sophistication that many noticed manages to catch my attention.

Confound these ponies, they make me feel VERY confused at times. I'm sure I'd feel better if someone drew her as a human...
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AtomicGreymon Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
lol, I know exactly how you feel... although I think I've probably called Fluttershy pretty at some point before this episode. With main characters, though, you can at least attribute it at least partially to their personalities; which are basically human personalities.

There was definitely something about Octavia that drew in a lot of fans, though; even though she was only on screen for 30 seconds at most, and had no dialogue. Her rather unique coloring for a female pony is one of the more obvious things that separates her from the pack. However, after examining her design a little more closely both during and after the creation of this wallpaper, I do think that one of the more subtle differences between her and other background pony designs are her eyebrows and eyelashes. They seem a bit thicker than usual, and I think it adds to her aura of mystique and sophistication. They make her face look a bit more elegant.
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Undrave Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Very nice. I really like the combination of her conservative color and her pink bow, pink cutie mark and purple eyes, makes her visually interesting without being 'loud'.
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Cosmeon Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Octavia looks kinda posh. OWO
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JimDimitri Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Octavia! Nice job, she looks really great here!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Yes, she was a very outstanding character in the last episode.
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useraccount Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Octavia being Pinkie Pie's sister is my new canon. Hey. if Pinkie broke away from rock farming to party with friends at Ponyville, who's to say Octavia also broke away to follow her dreams?
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cat-gray-and-me78 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's so pretty!
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Salohcin-Silverwing Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Writer
hmmm. Her instrument looks big enough to be a double bass, but it sounded more like a cello.

Confound these ponies! They drive me to ponder over the legitimacy of their musical instruments!
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AtomicGreymon Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
The pegbox also more closely resembles that of a cello. The double bass is a bit unique compared to the other instruments in its family in that respect.

I think it just looks big 'cuz she's a pony, lol.
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Salohcin-Silverwing Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Writer
I think I'll go with cello on that one
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Tekaramity Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
She *did* really stand out. She was the only symph-pony (slain for awful pun) whom I could recollect after the episode ended. For some reason, Spike on a honky-tonk piano in Appleloosa stood out *far* more than the gentlecolt who played at the Gala. But then, he's Spike. That's yer reason~
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Fasdaff Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I f*cking love Cello Pony!
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AtomicGreymon Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Yeah, she's quite cute.
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Bensaret Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ya do the Pony Pokeyyyyy!
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supernaturalsarah Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I loved the Orchestra ponies on that ep. Completely agree
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StarLilly08 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could it be? Pinkie's sister?
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Fasdaff Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Wow, now that you mention it, they do have the same coat, mane, and eye colors. What a coincidence! Too bad Pinkie is apparently estranged from her family.
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StarLilly08 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...
But,it would be cool if they make a episode where they reunite!
I would sure love it ^^
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Senn555 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Octavia is a beautiful looking pony! =3
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ImTooHardcore Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
:music: You do the Pony Pokey, :music:
:music: You do the Pony Pokey, :music:
:music: You do the Pony Pokey, :music:
:music: And that's what it's all about. :music:
:music: YEEAAAHH!!! :music:
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Duclis Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I really liked her too.
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MoongazePonies Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah cool, I'm not the only one then! I really liked her, too! I was waiting to get a high resolution copy of the episode so that I could get some caps of her for reference. :)
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty :D
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plasters-ponies Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, this will be mine
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HeroesFanboy138 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Man, why does this show have so many memorable background characters? I don't think this kind of thing has ever happened before with any other show, at least not to this extent.
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caffeinerabbit Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this one caught a lot of peoples' eyes, she has a very unique design.
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RaptorCee Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the chello is as big as her, wonder how she transported it
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TheXxxX Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Finally! Someone else realises it's a cello. :) Whenever I see "Double Bass" it irks me. (Symphony Bassist here)
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AtomicGreymon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Yeah, I went mostly by the depiction of the tuning pegs which, afaik, are usually designed a bit differently on a Double Bass. Though I assumed a Double Bass would also be even larger in comparison to Octavia; and the Cello is probably already pushing it as is, lol.
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TheXxxX Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
In comparison to the size of the piano, it's closer to a Cello anyway. The tuning pegs on a double bass are not the same as in the other string instruments, you're correct. Instead of wooden pegs they are machine heads designed for fine-tuning rather than rough tuning. (Violins, Violas and Cellos have fine-tuners on the tailpiece instead)
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SpiralSplashNeon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
what episode?
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AtomicGreymon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Episode 26, the season 1 finale.
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SpiralSplashNeon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
thanks
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