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Vinyl Scratch is a unicorn pony disc jockey whose names were given by fans. She appears in Suited For Success, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, Magical Mystery Cure, the film My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Simple Ways, Music to My Ears, Guitar Centered, Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, Shake Your Tail!, Pinkie on the One, Inspiration Manifestation and books including IDW comics and chapter books. She is unnamed in the show and the film, being referred to as simply "DJ" in the film's reprise of its song This is Our Big Night, but she is named in merchandise, including a trading card which states that "DJ Pon-3 is actually a stage name, and her real name is Vinyl Scratch." Similarly to Princess Cadance/Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, DJ Pon-3's in-universe real name Vinyl Scratch isn't her primary name. She also appears in the "There's a Pony For That" commercial and other promotional material.

Depiction in the seriesEdit

During the opening of Rarity's first fashion show in Suited For Success, DJ Pon-3 appears for a brief three-second moment, operating a turntable with her unicorn magic. During the post-wedding party in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, Pinkie Pie pulls her up from under the turntable and they spin the records. She briefly lifts her glasses, revealing her magenta-colored eyes before closing them and nodding to the beat. During What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me in Magical Mystery Cure, she appears at Sugarcube Corner as one of the ponies Fluttershy fails to make laugh. She makes a cameo appearance in a crowd shot in Simple Ways. In Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, she is shown providing music during Pinkie Pie's song The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts and reveals her magenta-colored eyes again. She makes another brief background appearance near the beginning of Inspiration Manifestation.