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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

A Pony in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Pony is a goods van which made its first appearance in Grand Theft Auto III, and went on to feature in all of the following games of the GTA III Era (apart from Grand Theft Auto Advance), and in Grand Theft Auto IV.

To date, the Pony has appeared in the following games:

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Description

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Design

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Pony is depicted as a generic, medium sized van that has appeared in two different forms, both of which do not apparently draw inspiration from any van. For GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Pony features a modern appearance with a high roof (compared to the Rumpo's lower roof), while the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are directed in an older form with a conventionally low roof. In all its incarnations, the Pony is capable of carrying four passengers (two in the front, two in the back), and be found driving around the industrial areas of the cities in which it appears.

Regular Ponys in GTA San Andreas may occasionally appear with stereo systems in their cargo holds. One such Pony is seen during the mission "Life's a Beach", where it is used by a DJ for a beach party (see #Variants for more details).

GTA IV

A Pony in GTA IV (Rear quarter view, with roof rack).

In GTA IV, the Pony is manufactured by Brute. The front resembles a 1997-2002 GMC Savana, and the sides and back resemble a 1986-1993 Dodge Ram Van; that said, it has taller taillights than the Ram Van, and its side-mirrors look closer to more modern vans like the 1996–present Chevy Express/GMC Savana. The GTA IV Pony looks similar to the Burrito, a Declasse van.

The GTA IV Pony can rarely be spotted, however it does spawn parked in at least two locations (see #Locations). It comes with various different company names including; Sum Yung Gai Chinese Restaurant, U-Benders Plumbing Services, Pizza This and Mr. Wong's Laundrette.

Performance

Overall, the Pony has a reasonable speed for a van, but its handling suffers from the very stiff suspension setup, making the vehicle unstable on bumpy roads.

Variants

In its earlier form, the Pony has been repeatedly adapted into different vans featuring unique modifications, including:

Pony's with unique modification also exist. Pony's with unique black body colors can be found during "Loose Ends". During the GTA San Andreas mission "Life's a Beach", there is a also unique teal Pony with a large stereo system and off-road wheels (presumably to allow it to traverse the sandy beach); it is a one-of-a-kind vehicle as Ponys cannot be modified at TransFender.

Naming confusion

There is some confusion over the differences between the Pony and the Rumpo, due to changes in their designs between GTA III and GTA Vice City. In GTA III, the Rumpo is designed after the Dodge Ram Van, and the Pony is a larger van with a heightened roof. In GTA Vice City, however, the Pony has a new design with a conventional roof, and the original "heightened roof" Pony design is inherited by the Rumpo (GTA San Andreas retained this change). Vans inspired by the Dodge Ram Van would continue to appear in the GTA III era, under the name "Burrito".

Trivia

  • A cosmetic glitch in GTA Vice City causes any Pony which enters a Pay 'n' Spray to emerge with its front bumper facing the opposite direction, towards the rear. Simply parking the vehicle in a garage and allowing the garage door to close will restore the bumper's alignment. This problem is also present in GTA Vice City's Rumpo.
  • The Pony plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

Locations

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA IV

  • Spawns at Munsee Ave, near the Dillon St intersection in Downtown, Broker (Only during office hours.)
  • Spawns at a small shop in Leftwood, Alderney.

See also


This article uses material from the "Pony" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Horse article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Horse
Designation

Non-sentient

Planet of origin
Skin color

Varied

Distinctions

4 limbed

"That's not a star cruiser. That's a horse. Horses don't fly."
Cindel Towani

Horses were domesticated animals used as mounts and beasts of burden on many inhabited worlds in the galaxy.

Horse was the vernacular name for the species used in Basic. The technical term used by scientists was equus. In Ewokese, the species was called "pulga." A small horse was called a "pony" in Basic and a "gaupa" in Ewokese.

An Ewok riding a gaupa rides to slow-down a spooked pulga on the run.

When Cindel Towani was befriended by Wicket after her family crashed on Endor, he showed her an Ewok-made pulga statue, which she identified as a horse. Apparently, at least one world visited by the Towani family in the Galactic Empire had horses.

The Ewoks mainly used small gaupas to ride, but also used large pulgas for heavier loads. In the quest to rescue the Towani parents, most of the Ewoks involved rode gaupas, while Cindel and Wicket traveled in a children-carrying basket aboard a full-sized pulga.

The Force-sensitive witches of Dathomir possessed beautiful black horses, which they sometimes rode instead of Dathomiri rancors. Some of the witches, notably Charal, possessed rings of mysterious (possibly Sith) origin with strange Force "magic" properties that allowed the witches to change the physical shapes of both themselves and their steeds.

A pulga carrying a basket with Cindel Towani inside.

Charal apparently brought her Dathomiri steed with her to the forest moon. To lure Cindel into a trap, she changed her own shape into a beautiful lady, and her horse into a white steed. Apparently, white horses were considered symbolic of purity and nobility in the Galactic Empire.

The Sanyassan Marauders under King Terak also used large horses as mounts. It is possible they brought these steeds with them to the forest moon, as Charal brought her own horse. The Marauders crashed on Endor almost 100 years before the Battle of Yavin, and the horses and ponies used by the Ewoks may well have been descended from Marauder-introduced stock.

Behind the scenes

George Lucas's Ewok movies featured numerous real, Earth animals, although it should be noted that so did The Phantom Menace, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

Note that many fans have incorrectly confused Endorian ponies with bordoks.

Charal tricking Cindel by turning her horse white seems to indicate that little Human girls, like those of Earth, enjoy bed-time fairy-tales of pretty princesses on white horses, and probably every little girl dreams of owning one. The Ewoks movies were more like traditional Earth fantasies than many Star Wars fans appreciate, but are still considered canon.

Many animals in the Star Wars galaxy resemble horses, but are not. These include four-eared equinoids from Cleroff's World, and numerous species of Naboo: gualaars, guarlaras, and gualamas.

Appearances

  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (First appearance)
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Star Wars 101: Far, Far Away
  • Jedi Search (as Endorian pony) (Mentioned only)

Sources


This article uses material from the "Horse" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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