|Other names||Shining Armour, Prince Shining Armor, Shiny|
|Fan voice(s)||Daniel "Xigbarassasin" Sessions (Superman meets My Little Pony and Know Your Mare)|
WildCardVA (Foaly Matripony, Dubberlicious 2 and My Little Reviews: The Crystalling)
Shining Armor is a white male unicorn. He is Twilight Sparkle's older brother and the husband of Princess Cadance. He was the captain of the Canterlot Royal Guard prior to becoming Prince of the Crystal Empire.
Shining Armor is generally portrayed as laid back when not carrying out official duties. He can even be humorous on occasions, generally using dry humor much like his sister. When working, he takes on a serious persona. He is almost always shown to be highly protective of those he cares about.
Depiction in fan labor
Anthro depictions of Shining Armor are usually very muscular and "well-endowed".
An in-joke about Shining Armor is that corn dogs are his favorite snack, due to the fact that the official voice actor has played a character that likes corn dogs.[specify] This joke is referenced in the Friendship is Witchcraft episode Foaly Matripony.
Shining Armor is generally portrayed as very close to his younger sister Twilight though two a lesser extent than when the two were younger.
Being married to her in canon, Shining Armor is most commonly paired with Cadance. In more mature fanworks, Shining Armor is often paired with his sister Twilight, and on occasion, Spitfire of the Wonderbolts. He is also frequently paired with Big Macintosh or Flash Sentry.
Because of a scene in The Crystal Empire - Part 2 in which Shining Armor helps a weakened Cadance to take flight by launching her manually, numerous fan works are based on Shining Armor throwing Cadance or assisting others to do it.
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- Cadence Toss
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