This article refers to the magical artifacts called the Elements of Harmony. For their original bearers, see the Ministry Mares.
Long before the Great War, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna discovered and subsequently used the Elements to defeat Discord, turning him into stone. An undetermined amount of time later, Celestia used the elements to banish Nightmare Moon to the moon for 1000 years. The elements were left in the old royal castle within Everfree Forest.
Before the War
They remained unused until Nightmare Moon returned to Equestria, only this time they were used by the Ministry Mares-to-be. The elements purified Nightmare Moon, turning her back into Luna and destroying most of her armor. Approximately one year later, Discord broke free of his stone prison, the Elements of Harmony having lost their connection to Celestia and Luna. Discord managed to initially hide the Elements and almost defeat the Mane 6, but the Element's bearers wielded them once again, repetrifying Discord.
Pre-War and Post-War
The Elements of Harmony were depicted as golden jewelry, each with a unique colored and shaped gem embedded in them. For example, the element of Magic was a tiara adorned with a star-shaped magenta gemstone, while the other elements were necklaces with the gems shaped as their bearer's cutie marks.
Since the Elements have been given new bearers, they have taken a new form.
The Elements are now in the hooves of their new bearers and were finally used to power up the Gardens of Equestria and purge a majority of the lethal contaminants that infected the wasteland, including taint and radiation. After Gardens of Equestria, the Elements transformed from the original Necklace form into a newer PipBuck-like appearance as shown in the Afterword. They include all the functionality of a pipbuck, plus their normal element powers.
Pre-War and During the War
- Twilight Sparkle - Element of Magic (and the 'spark' which united the elements)
- Applejack - Element of Honesty
- Rainbow Dash - Element of Loyalty
- Rarity - Element of Generosity
- Fluttershy - Element of Kindness
- Pinkie Pie - Element of Laughter
- Homage - Element of Honesty
- Calamity - Element of Loyalty
- not determined - Element of Generosity
- Velvet Remedy - Element of Kindness
- Ditzy Doo - Element of Laughter
- not determined - Element of Magic
- Littlepip - Spark