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Minty Root, rev 4.1 (Don't fucking use this one)

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By MintyRoot   |   
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A slightly edited version of my OC, with a revectored tail, and her bio (A very long read).

Based on :icontiredbrony: 's mare rig.

Name:          (At birth)                                  Chartreuse Quill

                    (Adopted)                                 Minty ミンティ

                    (After earning her cutie mark)    Minty Root ミンティ・ルート

Race: Unicorn

Gender: Female

Colors:         Mane           Moderate chartreuse (Main)

                                       Pistachio-ish green (Stripe)

                    Coat            Pistachio-ish white

                    Eyes            Cerulean, (With two shades)

                    Cutie mark   Pure black

Parents:       Adoptive Father          Shock Wave (Pegasus)

                    Adoptive Mother         Silver Light (Pegasus)

                    Biological Father         (Unknown)

                    Biological Mother        (Unknown)

Sibling: Snow Kicker (Sister, pegasus)

Nicknames: Minty (Most common), Mint (By schoolmates), Root (By schoolmates after she got her cutie mark), Minky (By close friends)

Age: 20 (Estimated, considering she doesn’t know her birth date.)

Cutie mark: √-1 The square root of minus one (Talented with imaginative spells)

Personality:

Minty is the weird unicorn of the family, actually, the only unicorn of the family. She’s quite introvert, but very friendly when you get to know her. She’s bookish, just like Twilight, in contrast with her sister, who is a lot more athletic like Rainbow Dash. The two are very friendly, but also very competitive. Minty used her magic to help Snow, who has difficulty holding things as she misses a part of her front right leg, and Snow helped Minty with her wings to travel around Vanhoover as the city is just too big for a unicorn who can only walk.

Looks:

Minty is a white unicorn with a two-colored green mane. Her manecut is inspired by pegasus manes, with three pointy and sharp ends. As she was raised in a family of pegasi she wanted a haircut just like them. The middle one is a brighter type of green, and her horn goes between two of them. She got round eyelashes, and no bottom lashes. She wears a cerulean bow that goes with her eyes color, a gift she got when she was very young by her parents when she saw a pony with a bow in a Broadhay play and found it just too cute. While Minty isn’t a very fancy pony, she can be seen sometimes in Canterlot wearing a short dress as high class ponies consider ponies not wearing anything like tourists or students. During winter she wears a purple scarf she got as a gift from her sister, and during special events she can be seen with star shaped earrings she got as a gift from a unicorn friend who left Canterlot too early.

Story:

Minty’s birthdate is unknown, the earliest records on her comes from the orphanage where she was adopted by a pegasus family along Snow Kicker, a pegasus with a magenta and purple mane, a white coat and blue eyes. She was raised in Vanhoover in a family of pegasus, and while being the only unicorn of the entire family, her parents made sure to love her as much as Snow. The two sisters shared a bunk bed with a broken ladder in a small house in the city, Minty took the bottom bed, and Snow took the top one. She was named Minty because of her uncommon mane color, as her adoptive parents were pegasi they didn’t really know what name would be appropriate for a unicorn, so they decided to give her a name that they knew could fit with her.

She grew up wondering who were her parents, and started believing she could actually be Celestia’s daughter, giving the spark to try to learn magic to become a powerful unicorn and to impress her. However, as she wasn’t very powerful, she decided to keep learning about magic instead. Seeing her always in her books encouraged her parents, who couldn’t help her by themselves as they were not unicorns to make her apply to Celestia’s school for gifted unicorns.

As she entered the school, she was fascinated by what she could learn, and how impressive Canterlot was. Her first year was her best, she was inspired and had great grades, but the second one, the one where they finally asked her to cast spells was harsh, she just wasn’t strong enough to cast any spell, and she got depressed. Her grades fell, and her teachers got worried about her. One day, one of her teachers finally decided to ask her what was going on, and she revealed in tears she started believing she was rejected because her horn was broken. The teacher told her that she didn’t need to be a great conjurer to be a great magician, and that she should prove her talent with magic by writing spells, rather than casting them.

That night she opened her books, she had no clue what kind of spells she could write, and starting writing rough drafts of spells that didn’t do much, but that were quite complex. She was so focussed on them she fell asleep on her books, and woke up the next morning with a strange feeling, something she never had before. She looked at her flank, and found the square root of minus one as her cutie mark, and looked at her writings, where she found the same sign as the solution to one of her calculations. She realized her talent was to write and imagine spells, she didn’t really know for what yet, but she knew it was for the progress of her society.

In the present days she lives in Canterlot in a small apartment, she works as a librarian in the great Canterlot magical archives, and she continues her magical studies. She lives mostly at night, and started getting a passion for the starry nights as she continues to use the telescope she was given by a close friend who knew she would love it. She’s single, and while she doesn’t think that much of a special somepony, she wishes she could find a mare or a stallion who would like to stare at the sky with her.

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Windinz's avatar
WindinzStudent Artist
May i try drawing her
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MintyRootHobbyist Filmographer
Go ahead, but I recommend taking this ref instead for her hair.
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Windinz's avatar
WindinzStudent Artist
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
kManalli's avatar
Wow!! Is difficult to see an OC so detailed. Great Story.
I think that she would be good friend of my OC # 1
silverbolt9999's avatar
wow she's amazing with a super cool complex back story i love oc who have back story's like this
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J25TheArcKingHobbyist General Artist
A very neat bio and an excellent vector design. :iconoctaviaclapplz:

I like the bow on her, it makes her look so pretty and so cute! :iconapplejackblush: Especially her expression and the mane, the colors are awesome.

Emotional story... Poor Minty Root, she lived in a orphanage by being adopted and she was the only Unicorn in the family. She studied, was falling down, until the teacher told her to write spells than casting them. She does that and gets her cutie mark, yay!!!!! She lives in Canterlot and works as a librarian, that is so awesome! :iconsoawesomedashplz: Very good story!

Stay strong, stay inspired, stay professional and stay gold! And take care!
:icondj-pon3:
SigHoovestrong's avatar
Like it, look nice and clean. :)
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Duskie-06Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing! nice OC! I really love her hair color design and her EYES! :D
I got here after watching your YouTube videos in your channel. They're AMAZING too! :D
I must watch you!
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CorpulentBronyHobbyist Filmographer
10/10 best OC
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juju2143Professional Artist
Dat bow.
DHGBoxMonster's avatar
It really does add alot to the design
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