Rarity is a female unicorn pony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is Sweetie Belle’s older sister and the subject ofSpike’s long-term crush. She works as both a fashion designer and as a seamstress at her own shop in Ponyville, the Carousel Boutique. She has a white Persian cat named Opalescence. She represents the element of generosity.
In Sweet and Elite, she states she was born in Ponyville. During The Cutie Mark Chronicles, she retells her story of her life as a filly to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. The flashback starts on an outdoor theater near the Ponyville Schoolhouse, where some fillies are practicing for a school play, dressed as various foods.
The teacher compliments Rarity on her costume design, but the perfectionist Rarity insists that the dresses don’t meet her expectations and tries to create new ones to no avail. Almost immediately, a light ignites in her horn, and it drags Rarity leftward until it stumbles into a very large, geode-like boulder.
Rarity, having thought her horn would help her find “[her] destiny”, is deeply unsatisfied. Then, Rainbow Dash’s sonic rainboom occurs, causing the boulder to split in two, revealing it to be filled with gemstones. Rarity decides to add these to the existing costumes to jazz them up, earning both the admiration of the crowd and her cutie mark.
She is responsible for the decor during the Summer Sun Celebration. When she sees what Rainbow Dash accidentally did to Twilight’s hair, she is compelled to give the latter a makeover. She also develops a fascination with Twilight when she hears she is from Canterlot. Twilight flees the Carousel Boutique in fear of the thought of Rarity dying her coat a new color. Rarity daydreams in The Ticket Master about meeting Princess Celestia’s dashing “nephew” at the Grand Galloping Gala, with her fantasy culminating in marriage and induction into royalty.