Brace yourself... This one is a bit heavier than I've gone for a while.
You already know part of Crabapple's story from the "Gathering the Elements" series, but here it is filled in. His Nursemare is named Sunny Ray and is a kind and simple pony. She has a bit of a story to her, but I won't give it away just yet (though you're going to get a fair bit of it here anyway).
Crabapple's Mother's name is Orangecicle. Her talent is calm decision-making. She would be best suited to negotiation or mediation, but instead uses her ability to feign friendship with others until she gets what she wants.
Crabapple's Father's name is Blood Orange. His talent is boxing. He'd be best suited to being a protector or guard or even boxing coach, but instead he uses it to torture his trade victims. Ponies that he's outmaneuvered and who are desperate are given the chance to fight him for release from their contract. None have won.
Here you can see teen-Luau helping Crabapple learn some things
I threw a little preview of how Feather Fern and Crabapple met... I'm guessing you can get most of the story from the scene.
EDIT: So... yeah.. I think I definitely got the point across about how cruel and nasty Crabapple's parents were. For those who've asked if they can kill one or both, just keep in mind that things definitely take a turn once Crabapple becomes Prime Minister.
For one, all the nobles were under a lot more scrutiny. For two, Balanced Budget's task under Crabapple was to create an economic system that didn't destroy the nobility, but made it nearly impossible for them to continue the abuse they got away with in the past.Part 1 - Willow's ReportPart 2 - Rook's ReportPart 3 - Luau's ReportPart 4 - Crabapple's ReportPart 5 - Rose's ReportPart 6 - Road TripPart 7 - The MeetingPart 8 - SpoinkPart 9 - ConnectionsPart 10 - PreciousPart 11 - Common GroundFinale - Magic Hair