He's one of the few notable recurring stallions on the show. Only he and Big Mac get any lines because of who their related to. That being said, I love the idea of a Rule 63 Queen Chrysalis. He could be voiced by Tim Curry, who's proven his singing chops looong ago. This Day Aria sung by Tim Curry? Pure epicness!
haha guess that's why i thought of this XD last night i just imagined Cadence as Odette and Shining Armor as Prince Derek trolol! and as Cadence grows up she would be the ugly duckling that grows into a beautiful swan like the movie! and Twilight's mom would always be scheming with Celestia on how to push Cadence and Shining closer together! haha! i was imagining Cadence and Shining singing that song in the beginning "This Isn't My Idea of Fun"? I believe it's called. My memory isn't that good XD Tank would be Speed the Turtle, Angle would be Jean Bob the frog, and Philamena would be Puffin (is that his name? i don't remember XD) or, with original cast, I could see Discord or Sombra being Rothbart in this situation.