Fluttershy is a female Pegasus pony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives in a small cottage near the Everfree Forest and takes care of animals, the most prominent of her charges beingAngel the bunny. She represents the element of kindness.
The episode The Cutie Mark Chronicles offers a glimpse into Fluttershy’s past. Like Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy hails from Cloudsdale. As a filly, she was a weak flier and was harassed by the same Pegasi who were jeering at Rainbow Dash in Sonic Rainboom, and they nicknamed her “Klutzershy”. She was taller and ganglier than most other foals, similarly toPlaid Stripes and “Pearly Whites”, and had slightly larger wings. Rainbow Dash flew in to defend her and challenged the bullies to a race. This caused the participants to unintentionally knock Fluttershy off the clouds and fall toward the ground, a place she had never been to or seen before. She was saved from a rough landing by an incoming large swarm of butterflies.
Upon seeing the animals and the greenery for the first time, Fluttershy becomes overwhelmed by the beauty of it all and starts singing. A few moments later, Rainbow Dash’s sonic rainboom startles the animals and scares them into hiding. Fluttershy earns her cutie mark after comforting the animals and realizing her ability to talk through to them, identifying her special connection with animals.
Green Isn’t Your Color depicts the friendship between Rarity and Fluttershy. The two of them meet weekly at Ponyville’s day spa to converse and spend time together as something they have in common. Rarity likes the full treatment while Fluttershy is more reserved, such as meekly declining a pony-pedi and having a mud mask applied lightly to her cheeks only while Rarity fully has the mask applied to her face along with cucumbers placed over her eyes.
After getting the attention of Photo Finish with one of her hats, Rarity’s desire to increase her fame as a fashion designer causes her to ask for Fluttershy’s help as a model for her presentation, saying that her graceful personality would bolster her success at impressing Photo Finish. Hesitant at first, Fluttershy ultimately agrees to model for Rarity after plenty of begging on the latter’s part. She is then entitled to becoming Photo Finish’s next star to promote, and participates rather unwillingly in various photo shoots and fashion shows in the next few scenes.