Applejack 2 is the sweetest, most adorable, most innocent, prettiest, best marchmalley princess changeling in the world. Adopted by Shining Armor and Princess Cadence, she is pretty much universally adored and adorable. Her adopted parents, Queen, friends, allies, and various other acquaintences are extremely protective of her.
- 1 Story
- 2 Relationships
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Artwork
- 5 Two's Drawing
First appearing in thread number 2, she was randomly picked by Chrysalis to find the wayward 42 and bring her back. Having no hunting expertise, tracking skills or sense of direction, she wandered into the Crystal Empire's castle, a complete continent away from where 42 was last seen, and interrogated the first pony she came across, which was Shining Armor. Well, interrogated is the wrong word, mostly just used this as a chance to point out she hated being Applejack 2, because it had too much pressure, but they wouldn't let her go down to 65, so she aimed for 10, apparently dropped this goal. Surpisingly... this worked, actually. 42 had been there eating his possessions. Lucky!
But then her lack of social skills caught up with her, and she had to hide away from Chrysalis after saying some unintentionally unpleasant things. In a show of mercy, Shining Armor let her remain in his room after she declared she came there because "I like you!" Having nothing better to do, they played Candyland. Eventually, she left.
But she kept coming back again, and again, and again. Shining Armor introduced her to the wonders of sticking crayons in the holes in her legs, the majesty of the waffle, and soon her favorite food of all time, the Marchmalley. She loved being around Shining Armor, and he found he liked having her around just as much. Slowly, she began to act more and more childish, and this did not escape Shining Armor's notice. He began to be more nuturing to her, more kind and caring, and eventually the little bits of her she had tacked on fell away, and Shining Armor saw what she really was. A wide eyed, innocent little thing, who needed someone to be there for her. So he was, and eventually this led to adoption papers signed, and a new family member in the Crystal Castle, and the citizens came to love her as well. Finally, she was home.
Crystal Empire Invasion
But it wasn't all sunshine and goodness. The prince-turned-villian Blueblood began to attack, wounding Shining Armor in one such attempt and eventually moving on to the full scale of invasion. Two missed most of the battle, locked away safely in the vault, but she joined with the others after Chrysalis's plot completed, ending with her near death as caused by love-burnout. But this plot had come at a cost. The Crystal Heart had been drained to nothing, and this left the Crystal Ponies in despair. They needed a piece of love from every one of those ponies to restart the Heart, and not a one of them could muster it up.
Good thing Changelings run on the stuff, in that case.
Returning the love they had given to her, Two restarted the heart with the pieces of love the ponies had shared with her, rekindling their drive and reminding them of the immortal words. Love remained, and it will never die.
Shining Armor wanted his little girl to have the best possible time with a date at the illustrious dance. Problem, he also did not want his little girl going with anyone who could possibly have the slightest bit of romantic interest in her. So, of course, he picked the one male he actually knew and trusted, Spike. He probably should have made sure Spike was free, first, seeing as he already had two other dates.
But, ever the planner, Spike concocted an elaborate plan using the Rainbolts to act as his doubles during the Gala, allowing him to spend time with everyone! Sort of. While Two did have quite the fun time, she was also one of the ones who drank the punch after it had been spiked, and sadly her alcohol tolerance was less than stellar. Discord, ever one to help, gave her a marchmalley to make her feel better.
A marchamally that, when pushed, snowballs and absorbs whatever it touches, except her.
She terrorized the Gala atop of a gigantic ball of marshmallow, scooping up every pony, griffon and other guest in the ballroom. Eventually, only Shining Armor, Celestia and Chrysalis was left. Formulating a hasty plan, they managed to combine their talents and get everyone free, and Two wearily fell to sleep. No blargs, even.
She thought it was the best night ever.
She was in her school when the monster landed, and to her dismay the portal had been broken. Stay put, they said, and she did. Right up until she sensed the portal had been repaired, and made a break for it. Unfortunately, this brought her right into Chitania's grasp, who used her vast love stores to repair the damage Shining Armor, and everyone else, had done to her. Shining Armor, to put it bluntly, did not take this well. He rammed her with his Juggernaut tank, flying though the air and detonating it over a volcano. Two, though she was protected in the fall, was unconscious. Chitania, on the other hand, was not. She remained mostly out of it for the whole fight, but was revealed to have seen the ending, when Shining Armor nearly dropped Chitania into the lava.
On the way home, the two had a heart to heart where Shining Armor explained to her that while yes, Chitania was a bad person, they needed to always give her a chance and do the best to help her, but she has to want to be helped for it to work. If not, they have to simply do what they can to protect others. Tearfully, they embraced, and then went home.
She is back in school once more, to her dismay, and is trying to learn more about how to be a princess. Seeing as her role model is Cadence, this is not going quite as well as she had hoped. Still, she's got a whole lot of growing left to do, and a whole lot of huggys left to give, and she's going to keep on doing so until the end!
She might even share a marchmalley or two... maybe half a one
- Two says she has a lot to show Shining Armor and warns him not to play Super Mareo Bros with Flurry. She apparently gets competitive and Two doesn’t want to have to fight her in a destroyed castle. One vision of the very distant future later- Flurry gleefully fights her in a destroyed malley factory instead.
- After he asks what she’s been up to, Two tells Shining Armor that “love-moons” feel nice, prompting him to ask if that fake moon Cadence made is still above the Empire. She tells him that Cadence probably isn’t going to take it down. Or doesn’t know how. He hopes it’ll at least make a nice tourist attraction.
- Chrysalis proudly tells Shining Armor that she didn’t try to take over the world while he was gone. Two sings her praises for not doing anything naughty or breaking stuff. When asked by Shining if she has a song for everything, Two says just for things that make her happy.
- Cadence asks Sunburst to look after Two and Flurry Heart while she has a talk with Shining Armor. Two freaks out and begs her not to take him away, but she and Shining Armor calm her down by promising he won’t be gone long. She threatens to sic Flurry Heart on Shining if he breaks his promise, but he tells her not to, saying that Two being sad is all the motivation he needs to keep his promise. After that, Cadence leads Shining away, with Chrysalis, Spitfire, Changeling 18 and Changeling 42 following close by. Two watches sadly, but Sunburst distracts her and Flurry Heart with an ice cream offering.
- Two forgot to warn Sunburst about the fact that Flurry Heart still eats ice cream pretty quickly, which led to her getting another brainfreeze and firing off her magic wildly again. Sunburst questions why Faust has allowed such cruelty in the world and asks Tiempo what they can do to calm her. He suggests time travel and tries to show Sunburst some of his theories, but the unicorn un-amusedly laughs him off and says it’s nonsense. He changes his tune, though, when Flurry causes a nearby explosion.
Everyone she can hug
Anyone she hasn't met
Will love eventually!
- Her original gag was that she was stressed out, and she was not depicted as overly young.
- Her entire adoption arc spawned from a single line she said to Shining Armor, "I like you!"
- She was later "revealed" to have been the youngest of the hive, but pretended to be older by mimicking Chrysalis.
- This is apparent by her showing several traits that would become integral to Chrysalis before the Queen herself displayed them.
- She was once considered a potential love interest. This... did not catch on.
- She currently has a side-story arc with Chrysalis wherein the Queen tells the heavily censored exploits of her mother. She has yet to catch on that "Momsie" is based on an actual person.
- Her favorite food is Marchmalleys. Not mashmallows, those just look exactly like Marchmalleys, so you are forgiven for getting them mixed up.
- She is, canonically, one of the main reasons Shining Armor did not lose his mind during his earlier "beating stick" stage.
- She is adorable. This is just a universal fact.