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Arimaspi

Arimaspi is a minor character appearing in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Appearance

Arimaspi is a giant monster in the shape of a mountain goat, except that he can stand up-right, had claws, and a single eye. He was also adorned with several golden accessories, further expressing its greedy personality.

Role

In the episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone", his story is explained by Grampa Gruff, and shown in a flashback: Arimaspi stole the Idol of Boreas, which united the griffons of Griffonstone. King Guto and his griffons tried to fight him, but he overpowered them and escaped out the window. He then tried to escape by crossing a bridge above the Abysmal Abyss, but was cornered by the griffons. Suddenly, the bridge was struck by lightning, sending him falling to his death and taking the idol with him.

Later, as Pinkie Pie and Gilda try to save Rainbow Dash from falling into the Abysmal Abyss when she is injured trying to recover the idol, they reach a lower area where Arimaspi's skull can be seen next to the idol.

Trivia

  • Arimaspi is based and named after a race of mythological one-eyed people who fought griffons over gold.
  • He looks similar to the G1 villain Grogar, as he has a goatlike appearance.
  • His fall is similar to that of the Evil Queen from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Durin's Bane the Balrog from The Lord of the Rings, except that the Balrog survived.
  • Arimaspi is the only villain that the main protagonist(s) don't face directly, and is the only one that is confirmed to be truly deceased (unless you count King Sombra, whose death was confirmed by Meghan McCarthy though this continues to be debated).
  • According to an updated map of Equestria, Arimaspi is the name of its species, which holds territory southwest of Macintosh Hills.

Navigation

           My Little Pony Villains

Friendship is Magic
Apple Bloom's Shadow | Ahuizotl | Arimaspi | Bugbear | Changelings | Chimera | Cockatrice | Dr. Caballeron | Diamond Dogs | Discord | Dragons | Flim Flam Brothers | Garble | Gladmane | Hydra | King Sombra | Mane-iac | Nightmare Moon | Nightmare Rarity | Parasprites | Pony of Shadows | Quarray Eels | Queen Chrysalis | Shadowbolts | Smooze | Snips & Snails | Sphinx | Starlight Glimmer | Svengallop | Tantabus | Timberwolves | Tirek | Vampire Fruit Bats | Windigos | Wind Rider

Equestria Girls
The Dazzlings (Adagio Dazzle | Sonata Dusk | Aria Blaze) Principal Cinch | Snips & Snails | Sunset Shimmer

Generation One
Arabus | Beezen | Catrina | Dragon Gang | Flores | Grogar | Hydia | King Charlatan | Lavan | Princess Porcina | Queen Bumble | Raptorians | Reeka & Draggle | Smooze | Somnambula | Squirk | Tirek

Comics
Accord | Bad Apple | Chupacabra | Giant Spiders | Mane Six | Nightmare Rarity | Princess Celestia (Reflections Saga) | Rabia | Shadowfright | The Pseudocorns | Vampiric Jackalope

Movie
Storm King