Flash Sentry
Flash Sentry ID EqgDS

Flash Sentry in Best Trends Forever
Kind Human
Sex Male
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School
More info
Eyes Vivid cornflower blue
Hair Two tones of moderate sapphire blue
Coat Pale, light grayish amber
Cutie mark
Flash Sentry Cutie Mark
Voice Vincent Tong
Flash Sentry is a male human, a student from Canterlot High School, and one of the supporting characters in My Little Pony Equestria Girls.


In late April 2013, an image of Twilight Sparkle and Flash Sentry as they appear in the film was revealed, with Flash carrying a guitar case, was posted anonymously online bearing the file name "ts fs.png" and accompanied by the text "MMM HMM."

On May 16, 2013, Meghan McCarthy wrote on Twitter, "So funny people are calling blue haired guy in #EquestriaGirls 'Brad.' His name is obviously 'Dreamy Cutebottom' #notreally."[1]

Flash does not appear in the script for the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special.[2]

Depiction in Equestria Girls

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Flash Sentry appears as a student of Canterlot High School. When Twilight Sparkle runs into him in the school hallway, he helps her up and asks, "Whoa. You okay?" Later, Twilight accidentally spills a beverage on him at the Sweet Shoppe, and he jokes they need to stop bumping into each other. Rarity reveals to Twilight that he is Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend.

When Sunset Shimmer frames Twilight for ruining the Fall Formal decorations using photographic proof, Flash Sentry proves that the photos are fake and Vice Principal Luna allows Twilight Sparkle to continue running for Fall Formal princess. Twilight is so thrilled that she hugs Flash Sentry. He asks Twilight out to the Formal, but he mistakes her panicked "no's" as her response.

When the Formal goes on as originally scheduled, Twilight clears up the misunderstanding with Flash Sentry and agrees to have one dance with him. The Formal is disrupted when Sunset Shimmer rises to power and hypnotizes the students, including Flash Sentry. Twilight and her friends defeat Sunset Shimmer, turning everyone back to normal. Flash Sentry finally asks Twilight for their dance, and he imitates her odd dancing style on the dance floor.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

In the second film, Flash Sentry compliments the Rainbooms on their playing and asks them if Twilight will return for the school's musical showcase. He is later seen in the cafeteria during the Dazzlings' song. At one point, Sonata Dusk strums the strings of his guitar.

Like most of the Canterlot High School student body, Flash and his band fall victim to the Dazzlings' spell and becomes overly competitive. During the Battle of the Bands, he and his band, which is specified in the first film's screenplay novelization Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror to be named "Flash Drive", faces off with the eco-kids. He also shows hostility toward Twilight, causing her to cry.

When the Dazzlings' spell is broken, Flash congratulates Twilight and hugs her, but Trixie interrupts their affectionate moment.

Rainbow Rocks animated shorts

In Perfect Day for Fun, Flash Sentry appears at the Canterlot High carnival and watches the Rainbooms' concert. In the encore shorts Friendship Through the Ages and Life is a Runway, Flash respectively appears in the audience during Rainbow Dash's verse and appears as a silhouette during the fashion runway sequence.

Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Flash Sentry appears again in the third film as one of twelve students selected to represent Canterlot High School in the Friendship Games. He is shown to be bitter towards their losing streak against Crystal Prep Academy when he heckles Principal Celestia's pep rally about it.

Flash Sentry encounters human Twilight Sparkle twice in the film. When she first arrives at CHS, she drops her glasses after bumping into him and he returns them, mistaking her for the Twilight he knows. He later congratulates her after she wins the Academic Decathlon for Crystal Prep. Both times, she blows him off to study her magical readings, much to his disappointment and confusion.

Flash is partnered with Sweetie Drops for a baking competition during the games' academic decathlon in which they mistakenly bake a loaf of bread instead of a cake.

Flash is later seen witnessing Twilight and Sunset's magic duel. He also appears in several photographs during the film's ending credits.

Friendship Games animated shorts

In A Banner Day, Flash, Micro Chips and Sandalwood are tasked with making a banner to welcome Crystal Prep Academy to the Friendship Games. Flash's music-themed ideas for the banner conflict with those of his friends, but the final product is met with approval from Vice Principal Luna.

Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

In the fourth film, Flash Sentry goes with his friends and classmates to Camp Everfree. He shares awkward interaction with human Twilight due to her resemblance to Princess Twilight. When he sees human Twilight spending time with camp co-director Timber Spruce, he confides in Sunset Shimmer, and she suggests that he get over Princess Twilight instead of waiting for her to come back.

Thanks to Sunset's "tough love," Flash is able to get over his crush on Princess Twilight, and he and Sunset start over as friends after their bitter breakup.

Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

In the half-hour special Mirror Magic, Flash Sentry briefly appears at the Canterlot Mall during Juniper Montage's attack.

Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts

Flash makes minor/cameo appearances in the shorts. Raise This Roof, Steps of Pep, and Monday Blues. In Good Vibes, he plays a central role by doing a good deed for Trixie and starting a chain reaction that spreads positive vibes to other people at the Canterlot Mall, ending with Sunset Shimmer doing a good deed for him.

Equestria Girls: Digital Series

Flash makes a cameo appearance in Queen of Clubs as a member of CHS' chemistry and baking clubs. In Best Trends Forever, he appears with a slightly altered hairstyle and hosts the weather segment of the CHS news, which he calls "Weather in a Flash". In Rarity Investigates: The Case of the Bedazzled Boot, and Opening Night, he plays the role of Selfie Soot's father in the school play.

Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship

Flash appears in Wallflower Blush's memories with Princess Twilight Sparkle at the Fall Formal and near the end of the special driving up to the school in his car.

Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship

Flash makes a brief cameo in Rollercoaster of Friendship walking towards the Equestria Land Ferris wheel.

Other depictions

IDW comics

In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special, Flash Sentry is shown in a MyStable picture on page 15 and mentioned in Anon-a-Miss's MyStable post "I saw Flash Sentry at the..." on page 30; he is "at his grandma's for the holidays" according to artist Tony Fleecs.[3]

Chapter books

Flash Sentry appears in the screenplay novelization of the first and second films, and he is mentioned in the narration of chapter 1 of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks screenplay novelization of the first eight animated shorts, "The Ponies in the Band!"

Flash also appears in Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine. In chapter 2, "Storm on the Horizon," he overhears Sunset Shimmer and her friends talking about Twilight Sparkle, and in chapter 14, "With Flying Colors," Sunset helps him with a math problem.


Flash Sentry is featured in Hasbro's Equestria Girls online games V.I.F., Dash for the Crown, and Battle of the Bands, and in the Equestria Girls app.

Legend of Everfree description

Flash Sentry is one of the coolest students at Canterlot High Students around, he is kind and always the perfect gentleman.[4]


Two Equestria Girls dolls of Flash Sentry were released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games. One was shown at the 2015 New York Toy Fair and released in a two-pack doll set with human Twilight Sparkle. The other, a Kmart-exclusive, was released in singles pack.


Flash Sentry is portrayed as kind and a gentleman, as evidenced by his helping Twilight when she falls over. He returns Twilight's feelings of affection towards him. In the first two films, he also shows signs of social awkwardness and clumsiness, such as walking into a door while escorting Twilight to the Fall Formal dance and backing into a wall while exiting the band room.

While under the effect of the Dazzlings' magic, Flash becomes arrogant, cold, and spiteful. He lashes out at Twilight when she takes part in the Battle of the Bands, believing that she is trying to take victory away from him and he publicly ridicules Sunset Shimmer, calling her "the bad girl we love to hate."


"What was I gonna do? Not prove your innocence? Wouldn't be much of a Canterlot Wondercolt, would I?"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Uh, I don't suppose any of our friends from, uh... out of town might come? It being a special charity event and all."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Yeah, and then you decide to come back here just so you can beat me in the Battle of the Bands. I want this, Twilight, and you're trying to take it from me! Some friend."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"You really think you're gonna help them?! Ha! I bet you have no idea what you're even doing!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"You mean other than us losing?!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Guess I can't get too jealous, right? After all, she isn't my Twilight. Not that the other Twilight was mine! But we were... you know."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"Come on, Sunset. We used to date. I know when something's bothering you."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"You know, you've changed a lot since we went out. You're so much... nicer."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"We're Flash Drive! Come see us play at the Sweet Shoppe next weekend."
Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror
"Twilight Sparkle? Is she coming back to Canterlot High?"
Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine
"Pinkie Pie's usually right."
— Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine
"Go Wondercolts! Hey! Hey! Go Wondercolts!"
Dash for the Crown
"What's happening?"
"Have a rockin’ birthday, all you awesome January people!"
My Little Pony Facebook post[5]
"Anyone know anything about some guy named Timber Spruce?"
— Text message,


Flash Sentry winking at the camera EGDS12

Flash Sentry image gallery

See also


  1. MMeghanMcCarthy: So funny people are calling .... Twitter (2013-05-16). Retrieved on 2013 May 16.
  2. Ted Anderson (2014-12-13). Ted Anderson on Twitter: "@Tharvos He doesn't appear in the script, so unless @TonyFleecs put him in the background somewhere, this issue is Sentry-free.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 May 6.
  3. Tony Fleecs (2014-12-13). TonyFleecs on Twitter: "@Tharvos I love flash sentry. He's at his grandma's for the holidays though. Nothing to worry about.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 May 6.
  4. MLP: Equestria Girls - Character Bios - Legend of Everfree. Retrieved on 2016 July 11.
  5. My Little Pony (2015-01-01). Timeline Photos. Facebook. Retrieved on 2015 January 5.

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