The Prism Twins
Race: Crystal Pegasus
Appearance: Slim, but not skinny body type thanks to dancing and combat dancing training, but no heavy build up of muscle. Wings large for a filly her age, which allows her more mobillity and more grace in dancing. She wears a side ponytail tied up with a sky blue bow, hanging on the left side of her head.
Body/Coat color: Pearlescent, Crystaline (it's a Crystal Pony.
Mane color: Coppery
Tail color: Coppery
Faction: Neutral/Crystal Empirelite
Cutie Mark: crossed ribbon sticks with each ribbon twirling around each individual stick.
Special Talent: Dancing/Martial Arts
Personality: Cheerful, outgoing, and somewhat loud. Somewhat overbearing and forceful from her strong willfulness, along with being really expressive and almost overly dramatic at times. Very protective of those she cares deeply about, like family.
Bio: Despite being the youngest of the two in age (by about ten sconds), Grace can easily be assumed to be the older of the pair, with how protective and how much she cares about Rhythm. Plus with the way she drags him around, However her feelings about her little sibling is very conflicted, for various reasons. She'd never admit it, but she feels jealous of all the attention Rhythm gets from everypony they meet, along with their collective parent's adoration, since his Special Talent was a lot more 'special' than hers, seeing as how he's a prodigy while Rhythm just does her's as a hobby because she's good at it, along with the fact that Rhythm is disabled as well. Grace also feels a tinge of guilt, seeing as she feels very responsible for Rhythm's disabillity. However despite that fact that Grace feels these things towards Rhythm, she loves her twin deeply and would do anything to protect him from harm and danger, due to the fact she almost felt it was her duty, along with how much Rhythm returned the sibling affection. It was what caused her to take up Martial Arts (which weren’t too much of a stretch from dancing).
Grace’s tastes differ greatly from Rhythm’s. The look the two of them have was adamantly decided by Grace (with no protest from Rhythm, since he didn’t mind.) She also likes more upbeat and high energy music, and is a huge fan of DJ-PON3, and the recent upcoming stars DJ-PhilleXD. She was heartbroken when Tarnished Recordings collapsed, but quickly recovered when finding DJ-MellowD.
Race: Crystal Unicorn
Appearance: Similar to Grace's, but more lithe due to less activity and more practice in music than anything. He also wears a ponytail tied with a bow, that hangs on the right side.
Body/Coat color: Same as Grace
Mane color:Same as Grace
Tail color:Same as Grace
Eye:Same as Grace
Faction:Same as Grace
Cutie Mark: Quarter Note Rest
Special Talent: Playing Music
Personality: Quiet, Reserved, and painfully Timid. A very sweet-hearted, and understanding boy, despite his difficult to read, very non-expressive face.
Bio: Early on when still a foal, Rhythm had gotten a bad fever after playing in the rain because of his twin sister’s insistence. He ended up recovering, but not without losing his hearing ability. Because Rhythm had become deaf early on, he only knew three words, ‘Mama’, ‘Papa’, and his sister’s name, ‘Grace’. He rarely spoke them, and when he did, it was almost inaudible to anyone who wasn’t keeping their ears open for them.
However, despite being deaf, Rhythm could still ‘hear’ somehow. Not actual sounds, but he heard phantom sounds in their place, almost like music was playing in his head. But it still didn’t help Rhythm communicate with ponies that well, and all he could do was understand their intentions behind the words and their feelings rather than the content, which he relied on Grace’s overexpresiveness to deduce that.
This also didn’t affect Rhythm’s talent either. Rhythm was basically able to play any instrument, whether it’d be harmonica, banjo, tuba, or even DJ mixer, Rhythm had the ability to play like a master, beautifully and with lots of emotion. He could even sing really well, but only by vocalizing. If the little colt wasn’t so painfully timid, he probably could have become a big celebrity performing live pieces and other music.
However despite being able to play everything so masterfully, the unicorn still practiced. He invested a lot of time into three of his preferred instruments, a trumpet from when he was little, a violin after he got his cutie mark, and a keyboard he had gotten recently(since a piano was way too heavy to carry). The amount of practice allowed Rhythm to take his abilities further, so that he could play all three at once using magic, as well as he was able to invoke so much emotion in his music, he could actually affect another pony’s mood very strongly based on what he played. He hasn’t gotten there with the keyboard yet, but playing the trumpet alone really raised the spirits of the ponies around him greatly, while the violin brought it down greatly. When played together though, he had more of a range of what he could convey, but generally the music felt both energizing and enervating at the same time. An odd but pleasant feeling.
Rhythm greatly loves Grace with all his heart, and wholeheartedly trusts and understands his sister completely. Almost to the point he’s like an obedient puppy, following her around and listening to everything she says. It’s why he wears the ponytail, despite the fact he’d prefer to wear something like a bowtie or something less girly. But he didn’t mind, because it was his sister’s request.
Rhythm’s tastes don’t match up with Grace’s tastes in music, in the fact he prefers more classical music then the more modern electronic. Big fan of Octavia after hearing a recording of her performing a cello solo, and hopes to maybe be able to play a string duet with her sometime in the future… if he could get over his timidness.
Rhythm carries his preferred instrument in a pouch that hangs around his neck. He can shrink the instruments and make them grow (but it takes him several minutes to do so, since he's so young) for when he wants to play. He also keeps anything he needs to maintain the instruments in the cases as well, so they're shrunk down along with the instrument.
Rhythm's spell set includes:
Basic Levitation and Manipulation (Limit, anything around his weight and a little heavier. Nothing outrageous.)
Basic Light Spell (Horn Glows.)
Gradual Shrinking and Un-shrinking Spell.
Rage Mage Mode: Magical Flash Bang
Rhythm's magic gets amped, and he inadvertanty ends up casting the Light Spell, the Sound Creation Spell, and the Sound Amplificaton Spell inadvertantly. Effects can be very bad. The blindness only lasts for a minute or so, but the ringing deafness can last anywhere between five minutes to an hour with how loud it can become. The effect range is about ten feet in all directions, but it can be heard for about one or two city blocks away.
Emotional Triggers: Terror, Desperation, Anger, Frustration.
Collective Bio: The twins are the kids of Crystal Empire Ambassadors, Shard Prism, and Facet Prism, who helped to run the Crystal Empire while Cadence is in Equestria taking care of her kid, Dawn, with Shining Armor. Thanks to how their parents bounced back and forth so much, the two never were really able to stay somewhere solid for school or make friends. The Prisms are distant relatives of the Apples due to a marriage in the family, so now they're inlaws.