Shining Armor is a massive dweeb. Not to unlike Spike, Shining Armor is a huge fan of Ogres and Oubliettes and Comics, though Shining Armor's geekiness also seems to extend to films and pulp fiction. However unlike his his equally nerdy friends, Shining Armor is extremely physically fit, athletic and powerful. Being the captain of the Royal Guards, Shining Armor is tough, brave, hardworking and incredibly selfless. Although his stout disposition and military background may lead one to believe he's gruff, Shining Armor is actually an incredibly down-to-earth and friendly stallion who treats commoners as equals, never acting as a superior. A good-natured pony, Shining Armor is forgiving of others and has a knack of seeing the best in people. He developed a brotherly bond with fellow prince Blue Blood in spite of their differences and is now pals with his high school bully. In spite of his kind and sweet nature, Shining Armor is still a soldier and is willing to use aggressive force if need be, such as when he nearly destroyed Thorax after a misunderstanding.