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||Actually, what if you're all right? The unicorns could come back. They could even bring the pegasi. We are all in danger! Now is not the time to be complacent. We should do something.
||~ Sprout Cloverleaf to the panicked Earth Ponies outside the sheriff's office, telling them to give in to their fear and paranoia out of self-preservation instead of calming them and eventually rallies the whole town into an angry mob under his command.
||Mommy? Was I a good sheriff?
||~ Sprout Cloverleaf to his mother, asking her if he was a good sheriff, only for him to be tricked into seeing a flying dog as a way avoid any awkwardness. Also his last lines in the film.
Sprout Cloverleaf is the main antagonist of the 2021 Netflix-exclusive animated movie My Little Pony: A New Generation. He alongside his close friend Hitch Trailblazer served as the sheriff of Maretime Bay, serving and protecting the residents, but also keeping away both unicorns and pegasi from entering the city. He is also the son of Phyllis Cloverleaf, who is the founder of Canterlogic in Maretime Bay and the former childhood friend of both Sunny Starscout and Hitch Trailblazer.
He was voiced by Ken Jeong, who also plays as Mr. Greene from Norm of the North, Leslie Chow from The Hangover, King Argotron in Role Models, Ben Chang in Community, and Neil Lyman in Furry Vengeance. His singing voice was provided by Alan Schmuckler.
Sprout comes off as an insecure individual coming off as brash and abrasive, which he has a habit of trash-talking and bragging. Like other ponies, he has possessed loath towards the unicorns and pegasi, viewing them as sinister. However, he took his loathing gone too far unlike the others. He also loves his mother deeply as well. As a momma's boy, he was very spoiled whenever it comes to his mother favoring him.
Despite his insecurities, he comes close to being truly wicked when he almost put Sunny and her friends in grave danger while he is trying to stop them from both unleashing magic and letting the earth ponies, unicorn and pegasi to coexist, which led to the destruction of Sunny's home. Though after his defeat, it’s highly likely that he would have regretted his actions and would have redeemed himself off-screen. If he has not redeemed himself, however, then it’s likely he would plot to get revenge on Sunny and her friends for foiling him, but still he regrets his actions in addition.
In his childhood, Sprout was first seen playing with carved figurines of the Mane Six with Sunny Starscout and Hitch Trailblazer. While he and Hitch were taught to fear and despise other pony races, Sunny believed the friendship between the three pony races and dreamed of befriending a Pegasus and a Unicorn one day. He and Hitch later left Sunny's home.
As he grows up, Sprout becomes a deputy sheriff of Maretime Bay. One day, he was seen spying on Sunny to prevent her from reaching the Canterlogic Building. After her attempt was foiled thanks to Hitch and Sprout's interventions, Sunny eventually sneaks past them into the building. During the presentation, he and Hitch witness Sunny's attempt to convince other ponies that Pegasi and unicorns can be friends.
Suddenly when an unicorn named Izzy Moonbow comes to Maretime Bay, Sprout was seen afraid of her along with the other Earth ponies. After Sunny released Izzy from a unicorn strapping device, Sprout cowardly got himself trapped inside the device so he wouldn't come to the lighthouse with Hitch. When he and Hitch arrived to arrest Sunny, Sprout cowardly runs away when Izzy makes a distraction that allows her and Sunny to easily sneak away from them.
Later at the Maretime Bay police station, Hitch leaves Sprout in charge to keep the citizens safe while he goes after Sunny and Izzy. When a jealous Sprout complained about how Hitch became a loved and respected figure, his mother Phyllis embraced his new position as the temporary sheriff. Enjoying his position, Sprout convinces the Earth ponies to use fear and paranoia for his self-purposes, with singing the song "Danger, Danger".
At the Canterlogic factory, Sprout, now called himself an "emperor", overseeing the workers building a large machine so he could use it against the Pegasi and the unicorns. Despite his mother's effort of have him take it easy, he is still determined to continue with the project.
In the afternoon, Sunny and Hitch discovered that Sprout has prepared to wage a war on the other pony races. Sunny and Hitch tried to reason with the Earth ponies, even Hitch now knows that he was wrong about Unicorns and Pegasi tells him they can really be friends and says they're just as harmless as they are because they have no magic, much to Phyllis's surprise. But Sprout still didn't care that they're defensless and still wanted to attack them. He then uses his massive tank that can be used against the Pegasi and Unicorns called "Sprouticus Maximus" and chased Sunny and Hitch. Before the duo could warn everypony else, Sprouticus Maximus appears to endanger everypony present. When Sunny and her friends tried to unite the three crystals, Sprout tried to prevent them from succeeding it by ramming his tank to the side of the lighthouse. When Phyllis tried to stop her son from descending into madness, his megalomaniacal and tyrannical behavior caused Sprout to refused to listen, which he accidentally destroyed the lighthouse. However, Sprout was seen listening to Sunny that the three pony races themselves can brought everything back by reunion. He later witnessed Sunny turn into an alicorn and the magic was brought back in Equestria.
At the end of the movie, Sprout asked his mother if he was a good sheriff, only for him to be tricked into seeing a flying dog. After she walks away to keep herself distanced from him, he was last seen sulking in annoyance. It is unknown what happened to him anyways, but he was either fired or imprisoned for his actions.
- Sprout Cloverleaf is the first antagonist in the G5 My Little Pony. It is unknown if he does redeem himself, but if so, he is likely to be forgiven by the folks. If he hasn't redeemed himself yet, its highly likely that he still regrets his actions.
- Even though Sprout is the main antagonist of the film, he is not entirely evil. Once he's made the Sheriff of Maretime Bay, the power quickly goes to his head. He also buys into his mother's propaganda hook, line, and sinker, believing that every kind of pony except earth ponies is going to take over the town. During the first half of the movie, he's a petulant thug and at worst a nuisance to the heroes. Then Hitch makes the mistake of leaving him in charge of Maretime Bay in his absence, and he swiftly declares himself emperor, constructs a giant robot, and nearly kills Sunny.
- This makes him the third My Little Pony antagonist that can be considered to be truly evil. Despite this, he still cares for his mother, thus proving that he is not entirely evil.
- Sprout is one of the few Earth Pony antagonists in the My Little Pony Franchise, the others being Svengallop, Dr. Caballeron, Gladmane, The Mane-iac, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, Babs Seed, and Spoiled Rich.
- Many fans believed that Sprout's mother, Phyllis Cloverleaf, was the main antagonist of the film at first for her treatment of outcast ponies and Sunny at first. However, she later became responsible for Sprout becoming the real main antagonist, after he becomes the dictator of Maretime Bay and the final challenge for our heroes to face to reunite the Pony Tribes and return magic to Equestria. The difference is that Phyllis doing it for what's best for everypony, while her son Sprout took his hatred too far by waging a war against pegasi and unicorns. Phyllis, regretting her actions and having a change of heart, puts herself in front of Sprout and his war machine in a desperate attempt to stop her son's madness. Sprout managed to move the machine out of the way to save his mother, but didn't stop it in time for the machine to destroy Sunny's home.
- However, unlike her son, Phyllis was never evil to begin with, and she lacked any and all villainous traits.
- Sprout serves as a dark counterpart of Sunny Starscout, which was interesting since Sunny is a kind, benevolent, idealistic, honest, and determined pony who wanted to make Equestria a better place and bring the three pony tribes back together to bring back friendship and harmony while Sprout is jealous, insecure, selfish, tyrannical, dishonest, and manipulative to the point of manipulating the Earth ponies to wage war against Pegasi and unicorns and prevent Sunny and her friends from bringing back friendship and harmony. Though after Sprout's defeat, he realized his error of ways and had expressed regret of his actions.
- Plus his actions showed everypony that enemies are not judged by race, they're judged by the reckless choices they make as he showed that Earth ponies, Pegasi and Unicorns can be enemies with the same species too when he becomes enemies with his former friends Sunny and Hitch who are Earth ponies as well as he.
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