Name: Elegant Shard
(As a Colt) http://i.imgur.com/kn5TPcG.jpg
Body/Coat color: White (More often seen in other colors due to his Glamor spell)
Mane/Feathers color: Purple, cascading down to red (More often seen in other colors due to his Glamor spell)
Tail/Talons color: Purple, cascading down to red (More often seen in other colors due to his Glamor spell)
Eye: Purple (More often seen in other colors due to his Glamor spell)
Cutie Mark: http://i.imgur.com/LAb6Shv.png
Special Talent: Glass Manipulation Magic
Personality: Kind and caring, Elegant always puts others first. Even in a fight, Elegant will always choose the nonlethal path until he is no longer given a choice. Elegant is a caregiver and believes even the DA deserves a chance. Still while this often puts him at odds with his twin sister, Nightingale, he still holds firm to his beliefs. Elegant has always brought joy and beuty to others through his modeling, singing, and dancing career. When not tending to his E.M.P. duties, he is often seen tending to the sick and injured with Fluttershy and Rarity, improving morale with Pinkie Pie, performing with Vinyl Scratch and Octavia, or embracing his modeling career with Photo Finish. Though he can hold his own with the best of the E.M.P's, he prefers to take the war off the mind's of his fellow ponies... even if only for a little while.
Bio: Fashion Model, Musician, Caregiver, and Caregiver. All word used to describe Elegant Shard.
Since his colthood, Elegant has always been the sentimentally beautiful soul. Born into a lower class life in Canterlot, as one-half of a pair of twins, Elegant was no doubt the sweetest of the pair. While his twin sister toiled over her studies, Elegant surrounded himself with admirers. Making objects of beauty such as glass flowers and sculptures for all of the other colts and fillies. Elegant was always the first colt to be asked to any school dance or outing, yet he always refused, saying that he would prefer to dance with them all rather than cause fighting amongst them. His fascination with beautiful things only grew with time, and although it marked him as different than other colt's his age, he set out to embrace it.
While Nightingale was sent to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Elegant underwent training of his own. For year's Elegant pursued all facets of beautiful expression. His mother promised him that even though his sister had received the honor of being a student in Celestia's school, he too was gifted; and so she followed every possible avenue to get him the best instructors. Dance, Fashion Design, Elocution, Crafts, Music, and Acrobatics. While his sister was blessed with the finest in Magic; he was blessed in the finest in Beauty and Art.
After year's of lessons, Elegant, who was nearly an adult, was finally ready. News of Photo Finish hosting a talent show in a few weeks in search of new "Magics," had Elegant all aflutter as he set to work immediately. His mother and father had worked themselves to the bone to see their son get the education he wanted while Nightingale was away, so he would call on their help once more to make them proud. For day's, Elegant labored to find all the materials necessary for his act and then weeks more to make sure everything was perfect. He composed a song for his father and mother to play for his act, then set about making his outfit, the materials of which he had spent all of his earnings from chores done over the years to purchase. He danced for weeks and practiced his magical routine. Finally he was ready.
Sitting through the previous acts was the hardest thing that Elegant has ever had to do, even to this day. The pressure he felt was enormous. All of the other acts were so great and all of the contestants were older and more experienced. The crowd seemed to entail nearly everyone in Canterlot. Yet as his legs trembled, two hooves pressed lightly against his shoulders, the hooves of his parents. His parents were proud of him whether he won or not, and that meant more to him than anything else in the world; and so his act finally came.
When the curtains opened, the crowd looked on as the colt, stood before them with no fashion garb on whatsoever. While they looked on bewildered, Elegant's father took his place in front of the Piano and began to play.
As the piano rang out over the crowd, they looked on and marveled as vines of glass curled up the stage towards the colt. When Elegant's mother took her place on the synthesizer, the glass vines had begun to crawl up Elegant's legs; and as his father began to sing, he became encased in an orb of glass. With his father's first line of "Please don't go," The orb erupted into the shape of a large flower and standing in the center of the beautiful creation stood Elegant, wrapped in a beautiful floral outfit made of fine purple and pink silk, adorned with smaller glass flowers. Glass vines stretched up his sleeves towards his neck, then jutting out to create a beautiful collar of glass, twisted into beautiful floral decorations. His Mane was pulled back into a ponytail with his bangs still hanging neatly in front of his face. As he stepped off of the flower, it shifted into a beautiful mare made of glass, appropriate to his size. Taking it in close, the colt and the glass Mare began to dance to the music down the runway. The dance comprised of elements coming from both ballet and waltz. He was a vision of beauty and grace to all onlookers, the crowd staring in awe. As the colt and glass mare reached the end of the runway, more glass flowed from behind the stage and began to make stairs over the crowd. Soon, the pair were dancing high above the crowd, and as the two reached the top of the stairs that Elegant had created, the song ended with the glass mare appearing to melt, leaving Elegant to close his eyes, smile, and hope for the best. Immediate applause shocked the colt, as the glass stairs shifted and carried him back to the stage below. Photo Finish took the stage without hesitation, shouting out to all of Canterlot that Elegant Shard, had "The Magics."
For years to come, Elegant became a celebrity amongst the people. Traveling the world with Photo Finish, performing with great musicians such as Vinyl Scratch and Octavia, and doing everything he could to bring beauty to the world. When the first DA attack on Equestria came, Elegant joined the red hoof to help other ponies. Before long, he had begun to host benefit gala's for the red hoof and other organizations like it. Soon, Nightingale approached him with a rather unusual offer. A chance to undergo training with her to be part of a special unit of ponies who were gifted in magic. At first Elegant refused, stating that she was the magical talent in the family and that he was too focused on taking the average pony's mind away from the war by continuing to bring beautiful things to ponykind rather than more destruction. His sister then raised a good argument that he displayed as much control with his own magic as she did with hers; and that in doing this, he would be able to protect more ponies this way. After thinking on it, Elegant agreed and underwent E.M.P. training.
Since his initiation into the E.M.P. unit, Elegant has continued to devote himself to ponykind as well as the creation of beautiful art and objects. Equestria is too beautiful a place for violence and destruction, and Elegant just wants to see the beauty of it blossom.