Featherweight is a Pegasus Pony foal, first seen in the episode Ponyville Confidential where he is revealed to have newly earned his cutie mark. The Cutie Mark Crusaders are upset with this, wondering how he could get his cutie mark before they did. He later shows up in the meeting for the school's newspaper staff. He dashes out of the meeting to "document everything" as a photographer, after Diamond Tiara, who is the new Editor-in-chief for the school newspaper, orders him to do so. Later on, he helps Sweetie Belle and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders by taking a photo of Snips and Snails who managed to entangle themselves in gum and stick themselves to one another, which is later used in the school newspaper. When "Gabby Gums", that is, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, say they are going to quit their job with the school newspaper, Diamond Tiara shows them embarrassing pictures of themselves, taken by Featherweight in his efforts to "document everything. " Featherweight becomes the Editor-in-chief of the Foal Free Press, the school newspaper, after Diamond Tiara has her position revoked by Cheerilee.