Magic Duel
Season 3, Episode 5
Trixie with glowing eyes S3E5
Air date December 1st, 2012
Written by M.A. Larson
Episode guide
Magic Duel
Sleepless in Ponyville

Magic Duel is the fifth episode of the third season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It aired on December 1st, 2012 on The Hub.


Trixie returns to Ponyville to get her revenge on Twilight Sparkle. After being defeated in a magic duel, Twilight is kicked out of Ponyville. She must find a way to best Trixie and get back in in order to rescue the town from Trixie's clutches, and save Trixie herself from the evil Alicorn Amulet.

Characters Seen




  • This episode marks Trixie's first appearance since her debut episode in Season 1. This makes her one of very few antagonists to appear in multiple seasons.

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