Princess Twilight Sparkle represents the Element of Magic and is (as of "Princess Twilight Sparkle") the Tetrarch of Equestria, alongside Princess Celestia, Luna, and Cadance. Twilight is a lavender alicorn pony (previously a unicorn, prior to "Magical Mystery Cure"), with deep purple eyes and a dark indigo mane and tail in a hime cut with a purple and dark pink streak running through them, and is the main protagonist of the series. Her cutie mark is a magenta-pink six-pointed star overlaying a matching white star with five smaller white stars surrounding it. Extremely gifted with magic, she is Princess Celestia's protégée, and once considered study more important than friendship prior to Friendship is Magic. When in danger from Nightmare Moon's prophecy, Princess Celestia sent her to Ponyville to learn the importance of friendship, which released the Elements of Harmony from her new friends, leading to the defeat, and reforming of Nightmare Moon, later known as Princess Luna. She decides to stay in Ponyville and study friendship with her mentor's blessings, accompanied by her assistant, a baby dragon named Spike.