Paladin Light. Back home he had the nickname "Knight Light". Since coming to Ponyville the Wylde Stallion
's given him a number of other nicknames, such as "Bright Knight" and "Pally".Team:
A large and stocky white unicorn. His hair is brown with a yellow stripe in the middle, and a bit shaggy. He's just about always wearing the watch around his neck, and is often seen with saddlebags or hooked up to a cart.Cutie Mark:
A burst of white and yellow light on a shield.Career:
An entrepreneur, he owns a small business just outside of Ponyville which he recently named "Light Enterprises
". Primarily a delivery business, he also has a couple of other odd licenses he's picked up, including *dun dun dun!* private investigator.Personality:
For a unicorn, he prefers doing things physically. Not that he's stupid or bad with magic, he just feels like he shouldn't get complacent because of his magic. He started his delivery business out of a love of travel, and as such is often out and about instead of at home. Because he's competing with the normal mail services, he's made a point of speed and punctuality when on the job, hence the watch; this is also why his storeroom and office are kept mostly neat and tidy, except for the dust that settles because of being gone so much. His main house, however, is a bit of a mess.
Paladin's a friendly pony who loves a good joke (he likes delivering puns and one-liners when appropriate). However, his cutie mark stems from his desire to 'defend' those in need; he hates it when people talk bad about others (from gossip to outright insults) or bully others. As a result, he tends to take an "innocent until proven guilty" look on any subject, even when a bad opinion is deserved. He's never afraid to step in when someone needs help.
On the job as a Private Investigator, he tends to ramble and recap when working on figuring things out. He's also got a bit of a temper, especially when it comes to bullies, but does his best to reign it in.
As for his magical specialties, he's an expert in light spells (his nickname also comes from the fact that his horn subconsciously glows when he's sleeping) and protection spells.History:
Pretty simple at first glance; he was born and raised in a coastal town called Cambraya, far in the western reaches of Equestria, where he lived with his parents who owned an antiques/junk shop, and his younger sister Starshine Glow. Eventually, he started his own business and moved it to Ponyville, which was close to the capital of Canterlot but still his social speed. There's a dark old family secret, but it's likely to remain just that.
He got his cutie mark as a young colt when he defended a young pegasus mare named Silver Lining from a group of bullies. More details here
Also of note is the incident that led to his deciding to get his Private Investigator's license, described here
and partially flash-backed here
Paladin's Private Investigator license is a Manehattan-issued one. He did so because Manehattan had the strictest requirements
to obtain one, meaning it would be accepted just about anywhere.
Paladin recently got a pet for Hearth's Warming; a scarf-wearing penguin by the name of Wiggle, who may or may not show up to 'assist' (aka cause trouble and comedic relief) in the course of a case.
Apparently, one of his favorite places to go eat in Ponyville is "Ponyville Pizza and Pasta", which is run by a pair of stallions named Fried Rice and Stuffed Crust.