Wanderin Jim is reader of comics, novels, a player of many video games and a watcher of many shows and he has some opinions to share.
Before we Begin
G4 has finally come to an end, farewell Princess Twilight Sparkle and especially you Rarity. But Hasbro is a company, and like any company they like money and are no doubt going to try and recapture that same level of success, and they might have. In September 2021 we were given My Little Pony a New Generation on Netflix with the promise of a CGI cartoon series to follow and a new cast of characters. I am going to take a look at each of these characters and see if I can spot some of the previous G4 characters influence in the new G5 characters. Set back relax and enjoy.
1: Sunny Starscout
"Sunny is an Earth Pony that lives in Maretime Bay. She is determined to make the world a better place and is known for making the best smoothies any pony can find in Maretime Bay. She always stands up for what she believes in and loves roller skating into new adventures. Her dream is to bring magic and harmony back to Equestria, and make sure that it stays!"
Above was her official discerption on Hasbro's website. Now, after seeing the movie, I would say that Sunny is basically the new Twilight with maybe a hint of Applejack, she is smart and is the voice of reason but more like Applejack she seems to have a strong family value. I point all this out, but Sunny is still very much her own character for example she does seem more open to friendship and even desires it unlike when Twilight first started.
2: Hitch Trailblazer
"Hitch is an Earth Pony. He is dedicated to helping Everypony in Maretime Bay as their beloved sheriff and always remembers to follow all the rules! Hitch is also very caring and nurturing, especially towards the cute animals and critters of Equestria who often follow him around!"
It is not hard to see Fluttershy in Hitch Trailblazer given his kindness towards animals and even his ability to talk to animals. Hitch is not nearly as shy as dear Fluttershy nor and he actually quite brave perhaps he has a hint of Rainbow Dash in there as well but like Sunny is still very much his own thing.
3: Izzy Moonbow
"Izzy is a unicorn from Bridlewood Forest. She is very energetic and loves doing arts and crafts, such as making friendship bracelets for her new best friends! Izzy finds wonder in everything."
between her creative nature and her energetic personality, I see Pinkie Pie and Rarity. However, Izzy is not nearly as cartoon crazy as Pinkie nor is she straight working in fashion like Rarity although she could be, her cutie mark is a blue butten and sowing needles. Perhaps the series will show us more of what Izzy wants to do for a career but for not we can only speculate.
4: Zipp Storm
"Zipp is the rebellious Pegasus and athletic daredevil princess of Zephyr Heights. She is true to herself and encourages her friends to do the same. Zipp is a royal rebel, you are more likely to see her in her super cool sunglasses rather than a tiara!"
So Zipp is like Rainbow Dash all the way from her cocky attitude to her multicolored mane, even her cutie mark is very similar with a multicolored lightning bolt. Zipp is a copy of Rainbow Dash almost one for one however she does have one thing that is very different from Rainbow, a sister.
5: Pipp Petals
"Pipp is the stylish and talented pop star Pegasus princess of Zephyr Heights. She loves performing, singing and engaging with her fans on social media on her mobile phone. This charismatic princess treats the world as a stage."
Pipp Petals is the aforementioned sister, and she is very much like Rarity even the way she talks is like Rarity although she does lack Rarity's accent. I don't really see anybody else in her however with the heavy emphasis on social media while like Rarity she is not Rarity she is Pipp Petals.
I find it curious that in the previous G4, 5 of the Mane 6 had brothers or sisters the exception being Rainbow Dash who was an only child however in G5 the 2 of the the 5 are directly related to each other those being Zipp and Pipp. and the how had the least amount of influence on the new cast is Applejack. I realize I said that I think Sunny might have a hint of Applejack but honestly that is a bit of a stretch and as I think about it perhaps Pipp Petals has more family value given that she was willing to risk all her fans to see what Zipp was talking about, although you could say that she was forced to a degree or had the mentality of "might as well" given everything that had occurred during her song. But what do you guys think, please I love this movie, I love these characters let us talk about them below. I am Wanderin Jim and I hope you all have a super happy day.