History Characters / FriendshipIsMagicRainbowDash

25th Feb '17 5:23:31 AM DrakeClawfang
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* BadassBookworm: Becomes one as a result of getting a real love of reading.
* BadassAdorable: She's the fangirl avatar for bronies everywhere, when she acts like one herself -- when she gets excited over something (the Wonderbolts, Daring Do, etc), she becomes a giddy squeeing fangirl. Her cuteness is even shown in her coolness.

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* BadassBookworm: Becomes one Defied when she initially denounces reading as only being for nerds and eggheads. She gets over this mindset when she becomes a result huge fan of getting a real love of reading.
Daring Do novels and even starts collecting them.
* BadassAdorable: She's the fangirl avatar for bronies everywhere, when she acts like one herself -- when she gets excited over something (the Wonderbolts, Daring Do, etc), she becomes a giddy squeeing fangirl. This does nothing to detract from the fact she's one of the greatest flyers in Equestrian history and a member of a group of six ponies that regularly save the world. Her cuteness is even shown even in her coolness.



* {{Badbutt}}: While definitely the most action-oriented of the mane cast, she has moments involving GoshDarnItToHeck, with phrases like "Hay yeah!", occasional use of TotallyRadical and NeverSayDie (especially at the end of "Wonderbolts Academy").

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* {{Badbutt}}: While definitely the most action-oriented of the mane cast, she has many moments involving GoshDarnItToHeck, with phrases like "Hay yeah!", yeah!" and occasional use of TotallyRadical and NeverSayDie (especially at the end of "Wonderbolts Academy").



* BloodKnight: She's usually the first one to suggest getting physical when faced with a threat, and apparently her favorite dream is of her beating the tar out of changelings.

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* BloodKnight: She's usually the first one to suggest getting physical when faced with a threat, threat. When Luna enters Rainbow's dreams and apparently finds her favorite dream is of her beating the tar out of changelings.engrossed in battle with a changeling swarm, Rainbow laughs she ''loves'' this dream, implying she's had it regularly.



* BrilliantButLazy: She's very competent, but tends to slack off every so often. This is said to be the reason she was kicked out of flight school, though she protests that assertion.

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* BrilliantButLazy: She's very competent, but tends to slack off every so often.off. This is said to be the reason she was kicked out of flight school, though she protests that assertion. Her EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first episode has Twilight finding her napping and relaxing when she's supposed to be clearing the sky of clouds; when Twilight challenges her on this point, Rainbow wallops all the clouds in exactly ten seconds.
5th Feb '17 6:35:02 AM StFan
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Hard to find an direct example, but it's there.

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* CharacterTics:
** Rainbow Dash's main tic is being in the air at all times. She's rarely seen with all fours on the ground.
** When irritated, she sometimes flicks her tail, which is something real horses also do if annoyed.
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CuteClumsyGirl: Hard to find an direct example, but it's there.



** There's also her attitude towards Scootaloo. At first she appeared to see Scootaloo as nothing more than a fangirl, but later episodes show her taking a more active interest in her and becoming her surrogate CoolBigSis in "Sleepless in Ponyville". The best example of this dynamic is shown in "Brotherhooves Social", where they not only compete despite not being related, but ''win'' the big race (even if was due to a [[DisqualificationInducedVictory technicality]]). Earlier than that we have "Flight to the Finish" where a broken Scootaloo gets instantly cheered up thanks to kind words from Rainbow Dash. It's also notable that [[spoiler:when Scoots finally does get her cutie mark, Rainbow Dash is the 'sister' representative telling the young pegasus how proud she is of them]]. This is a stark contrast to her tactlessness in earlier seasons when it comes to other ponies feelings (most notably Dragonshy).
*** That said, she did give a look of fondness towards Scootaloo in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", suggesting that she may have always seen her as more than a fangirl, or at least her view of Scoots as a potential little sister-figure may be older than it looks.
** This also extends to her pet tortoise Tank. In "May The Best Pet Win", her only motivation for wanting a pet of her own was so that she wouldn't be left out of pet playdate sessions that the other five regularly participate in. Even during that episode, she wasn't thrilled with the fact that a slow, and seemingly boring tortoise was participating in the competition she held. In "Tanks for the Memories" she's bonded with Tank so much that she's willing to move heaven and earth (and not in the metaphorical sense as she tried to ''stop winter from happening'') to not be separated from him for the winter months when Tank has to hibernate.

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** There's also her attitude towards Scootaloo. At first she appeared to see Scootaloo as nothing more than a fangirl, but later episodes show her taking a more active interest in her and becoming her surrogate CoolBigSis in "Sleepless in Ponyville". The best example of this dynamic is shown in "Brotherhooves Social", where they not only compete despite not being related, but ''win'' the big race (even if was due to a [[DisqualificationInducedVictory technicality]]). Earlier than that we have "Flight to the Finish" where a broken Scootaloo gets instantly cheered up thanks to kind words from Rainbow Dash. It's also notable that [[spoiler:when Scoots finally does get her cutie mark, Rainbow Dash is the 'sister' representative telling the young pegasus how proud she is of them]]. This is a stark contrast to her tactlessness in earlier seasons when it comes to other ponies feelings (most notably Dragonshy).
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Dragonshy). That said, she did give a look of fondness towards Scootaloo in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", suggesting that she may have always seen her as more than a fangirl, or at least her view of Scoots as a potential little sister-figure may be older than it looks.
** This also extends to her pet tortoise Tank. In "May The the Best Pet Win", her only motivation for wanting a pet of her own was so that she wouldn't be left out of pet playdate sessions that the other five regularly participate in. Even during that episode, she wasn't thrilled with the fact that a slow, and seemingly boring tortoise was participating in the competition she held. In "Tanks for the Memories" she's bonded with Tank so much that she's willing to move heaven and earth (and not in the metaphorical sense as she tried tries to ''stop winter from happening'') to not be separated from him for the winter months when Tank has to hibernate.



** Back in Season 1, she used to scoff at Twilight's egghead ways, but starting with "Read It and Weep", her interests have expanded from flying and joining the Wonderbolts to include a budding interest in literature. She started with becoming an avid reader of a novel series and then attempting to write her own novel. She still does get annoyed when Twi acts like an InsufferableGenius though.
** Her rivalry with Applejack in "Fall Weather Friends" seems fairly bitter, this being one of the few times Rainbow has been seen being a poor sport. By the time of "Castle-mane-ia" however, this rivalry seems to have become far more friendly. There's still some smack talk, but it's portrayed as more good-natured now.

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** Back in Season 1, she used to scoff at Twilight's egghead ways, but starting with "Read It and Weep", her interests have expanded from flying and joining the Wonderbolts to include a budding interest in literature. She started with becoming an avid reader of a novel series and then attempting to write her own novel. She still does get annoyed when Twi Twilight acts like an InsufferableGenius InsufferableGenius, though.
** Her rivalry with Applejack in "Fall Weather Friends" seems fairly bitter, this being one of the few times Rainbow has been seen being a poor sport. By the time of "Castle-mane-ia" "Castle Mane-ia" however, this rivalry seems to have become far more friendly. There's still some smack talk, but it's portrayed as more good-natured now.



* ClosetGeek: Of ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep "Read It and Weep"]]. By the end of the episode, she comes out of the closet, [[ContinuityNod and is seen reading it during]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A Friend in Deed"]].

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* ClosetGeek: Of ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep "Read "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It and Weep"]]. Weep]]". By the end of the episode, she comes out of the closet, [[ContinuityNod and is seen reading it during]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed"]].Deed]]".



* CoolTeacher: Acts like one (well a cool coach) in both "Flight to the Finish", and especially the 11th Friends Forever comic.

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* CoolTeacher: Acts like one (well (well, a cool coach) in both "Flight to the Finish", and especially the 11th Friends Forever comic.



-->(''when they were preparing to climb a tall mountain and Rarity took out her scarf'')\\

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-->(''when -->''[when they were are preparing to climb a tall mountain and Rarity took takes out her scarf'')\\scarf]''\\



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: '''''She kicks a dragon in the face!!!''''' (as seen in the episode "Dragonshy") [[DoNotTauntCthulhu It doesn't work out well, though.]]

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: '''''She kicks a dragon in the face!!!''''' (as (As seen in the episode "Dragonshy") "Dragonshy".) [[DoNotTauntCthulhu It doesn't work out well, though.]]



'''Rainbow Dash:''' I DON'T WANT HIM TO GOOOOOOO! (From "Tanks for the Memories about" her pet tortoise Tank)
* DrillSergeantNasty: She can have a very dominating voice as TheLeader of Ponyvile's pegasi. It's part of her Headstrong leader approach. She is commonly a coach when it comes to this role, wearing a black and white hat and a whistle.

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'''Rainbow Dash:''' I DON'T WANT HIM TO GOOOOOOO! (From GOOOOOOO![[note]]From "Tanks for the Memories about" Memories", about her pet tortoise Tank)
Tank.[[/note]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: She can have a very dominating voice as TheLeader of Ponyvile's pegasi. It's part of her Headstrong headstrong leader approach. She is commonly a coach when it comes to this role, wearing a black and white hat and a whistle.



* FakeUltimateHero: Sometimes, particularly in The Mysterious Mare Do Well, thinking she's the best hero in Ponyville.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Sometimes, particularly in The "The Mysterious Mare Do Well, Well", thinking she's the best hero in Ponyville.



** She acts as a coach for a school contest in "Flight To The Finish". The kids seem to be adoring every moment of it.
** In Friends Forever 11, she is extremely sweet to the young foals and gently encouraging, even going as far as to end the class when they all start crying. Contrast to Spitfire who is a frozen nervous wreck and then decides to bust out her DrillSergeantNasty persona. Not the best idea in Spitfire's case.

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** She acts as a coach for a school contest in "Flight To The to the Finish". The kids seem to be adoring every moment of it.
** In Friends Forever ''Friends Forever'' 11, she is extremely sweet to the young foals and gently encouraging, even going as far as to end the class when they all start crying. Contrast to Spitfire who is a frozen nervous wreck and then decides to bust out her DrillSergeantNasty persona. Not the best idea in Spitfire's case.



** [[FelonyMisdemeanor Reading]] as of "Read It And Weep". She stops feeling guilty about it by the end of the episode.

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** [[FelonyMisdemeanor Reading]] as of "Read It And and Weep". She stops feeling guilty about it by the end of the episode.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic series]], Rainbow Dash mentions that she barely remembers the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Cadance and Shining Armor's wedding]] because [[DrunkOnMalts she had too much of Pinkie's Tutti-Frutti Sherbet Sugar Punch]]. Taken a step further in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries micro series]], where she's clearly very, ''very'' drunk at the after-party for Rarity's Ponyville fashion show.
** Played for laughs in ''The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy'' and ''Bats!'' when she is obsessed with cider and even channels Helen Lovejoy when it's revealed she might not get it in the latter episode. In the former episode, she struggles to get cider but it's constantly taken from her until a very heartwarming epilogue.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic series]], Rainbow Dash mentions that she barely remembers the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Cadance and Shining Armor's wedding]] because [[DrunkOnMalts she had too much of Pinkie's Tutti-Frutti Sherbet Sugar Punch]]. Taken a step further in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries micro series]], where she's clearly very, ''very'' drunk at the after-party for Rarity's Ponyville fashion show. Played for laughs in "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy" and "Bats!" when she is obsessed with cider and even channels Helen Lovejoy when it's revealed she might not get it in the latter episode. In the former episode, she struggles to get cider but it's constantly taken from her until a very heartwarming epilogue.



* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Any time she's near the Wonderbolts.
-->'''[=OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!=]''

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: TheKnightsWhoSaySquee:
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Any time she's near the Wonderbolts.
-->'''[=OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!=]''--->'''[=OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!=]''
** Or around Daring Do, for that matter.



** It's her EstablishingCharacterMoment in the very first episode. Dash is supposed to clear the clouds out of the sky in time for a major celebration, but she lazes about while there are still a bunch of clouds left. She brags that she can afford to wait, because she can remove all the clouds "in ten seconds flat"--and she actually does.

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** It's her EstablishingCharacterMoment in the very first episode. Dash is supposed to clear the clouds out of the sky in time for a major celebration, but she lazes about while there are still a bunch of clouds left. She brags that she can afford to wait, because she can remove all the clouds "in ten seconds flat"--and flat" -- and she actually does.



--->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Oooh... [[WhatWouldXDo what would a brave pony like Rainbow Dash do?]] ''({{beat}})'' '''CHAAAARGE!'''

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--->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Oooh... [[WhatWouldXDo what would a brave pony like Rainbow Dash do?]] ''({{beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' '''CHAAAARGE!'''



* LethallyStupid: Rainbow Dash is possibly the best flyer in Equestria, but her landings leave much to be desired, often smashing into things. Plus, there was that time she got it in her head it would be a good idea to kick a dragon in the face to get it to stop creating a smoke cloud over the country... and that was it.

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* LethallyStupid: LethallyStupid:
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Rainbow Dash is possibly the best flyer in Equestria, but her landings leave much to be desired, often smashing into things. Plus, there was that time she got it in her head it would be a good idea to kick a dragon in the face to get it to stop creating a smoke cloud over the country... and that was it.



* NiceHat: Wears one with a whistle in "May The Best Pet Win!", "Hurricane Fluttershy", and most recently "Flight to the Finish".

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* NiceHat: Wears one with a whistle in "May The the Best Pet Win!", "Hurricane Fluttershy", and most recently "Flight to the Finish".



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E16TwentyEightPranksLater "Twenty-Eight Pranks Later"]], she gets ''really'' carried away with the pranking. Once again, her friends repay her in kind.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E16TwentyEightPranksLater "Twenty-Eight "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E16TwentyEightPranksLater Twenty-Eight Pranks Later"]], Later]]", she gets ''really'' carried away with the pranking. Once again, her friends repay her in kind.



* SimpleMindedWisdom: Despite her arrogance and fairly uneducated demeanour, Rainbow Dash can be surprisingly perceptive at times. Generally happens when the situation requires her zeal of loyalty.

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* SimpleMindedWisdom: Despite her arrogance and fairly uneducated demeanour, demeanor, Rainbow Dash can be surprisingly perceptive at times. Generally happens when the situation requires her zeal of loyalty.



* SmugSuper: Though her abilities aren't unachievable by normal pegasi, she is a skilled flyer, a heroine, the only one whose ever performed the Sonic Rainboom, and she knows all this very well. Exaggerated and {{deconstructed|Trope}} in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" where her smugness gets in the way of her performance. When the ponies are teleported to a superhero comic book universe in "Power Ponies", it's no surprise that Rainbow takes to the role with the most enthusiasm.

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* SmugSuper: Though her abilities aren't unachievable un-achievable by normal pegasi, she is a skilled flyer, a heroine, the only one whose ever performed the Sonic Rainboom, and she knows all this very well. Exaggerated and {{deconstructed|Trope}} in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" where her smugness gets in the way of her performance. When the ponies are teleported to a superhero comic book universe in "Power Ponies", it's no surprise that Rainbow takes to the role with the most enthusiasm.



* TheSquadette: Not only is she the manliest of the female cast and a jock, she is also the most military. Be it talking like a drill sergeant, practicing karate, wearing proper camo, barking out orders during missions like a squad commander, or joining the military and taking everything seriously, she is very obsessed with anything military-related. She will sometimes treat her friends as troops if the situation is dire enough. Sometimes she takes this to such extremes that she uses military time even when [[spoiler:talking to a bunch of grade-schoolers]].



--->"''Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!''"

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--->"''Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!''"--->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!



--->"I'm. Hanging. ''With the''. '''''Wonderbolts!'''''" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfJR6sAo0CU *Squeee!*]]
* TheSquadette: Not only is she the manliest of the female cast and a jock, she is also the most military. Be it talking like a drill sergeant, practicing karate, wearing proper camo, barking out orders during missions like a squad commander, or joining the military and taking everything seriously, she is very obsessed with anything military-related. She will sometimes treat her friends as troops if the situation is dire enough. Sometimes she takes this to such extremes that she uses military time even when [[spoiler:talking to a bunch of grade-schoolers]].

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--->"I'm.--->'''Rainbow Dash:''' I'm. Hanging. ''With the''. '''''Wonderbolts!'''''" '''''Wonderbolts!''''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfJR6sAo0CU *Squeee!*]]
* TheSquadette: Not only is she the manliest of the female cast and a jock, she is also the most military. Be it talking like a drill sergeant, practicing karate, wearing proper camo, barking out orders during missions like a squad commander, or joining the military and taking everything seriously, she is very obsessed with anything military-related. She will sometimes treat her friends as troops if the situation is dire enough. Sometimes she takes this to such extremes that she uses military time even when [[spoiler:talking to a bunch of grade-schoolers]].
*Squeee!*]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cider, she's been seen going nuts over it every time it's been mentioned.



* TomboyishVoice: Downplayed. Her voice is feminine enough (not that [[ViewerGenderConfusion that has stopped fans from thinking she's male]]) however it's slightly more boyish sounding than the other mares.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak:
** She isn't above being in a fashion show, wearing a dress at a gala or going to the spa but she draws the line at getting a hooficure.
** In the same light, her ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart wears a skirt over bicycle shorts.
* TookALevelInKindness: A subtle example that builds up over the seasons. While still an abrasive egotist, a lot of Rainbow Dash's lessons concerning her arrogance and consideration for her friends have stuck, her altruism is on display a lot more and she even musters occasional gentle moments towards others (most notably with Scootaloo and Fluttershy, the latter of which she could barely tolerate initially). Note that this was only after briefly having TookALevelInJerkass in Season 2, due to having her key flaws more prominantly focused on. It did her a lot of good in the end.

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* TomboyishVoice: Downplayed. Her voice is feminine enough (not that [[ViewerGenderConfusion that has stopped fans from thinking she's male]]) male]]), however it's slightly more boyish sounding boyish-sounding than the other mares.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak:
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TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She isn't above being in a fashion show, wearing a dress at a gala or going to the spa but she draws the line at getting a hooficure.
** In the same light, her ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart wears a skirt over bicycle shorts.
* TookALevelInKindness: A subtle example that builds up over the seasons. While still an abrasive egotist, a lot of Rainbow Dash's lessons concerning her arrogance and consideration for her friends have stuck, her altruism is on display a lot more and she even musters occasional gentle moments towards others (most notably with Scootaloo and Fluttershy, the latter of which she could barely tolerate initially). Note that this was only after briefly having TookALevelInJerkass in Season 2, due to having her key flaws more prominantly prominently focused on. It did her a lot of good in the end.end.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cider, she's been seen going nuts over it every time it's been mentioned.



* CharacterTic: When irritated, she sometimes flicks her tail, which is something real horses also do if annoyed.



** She dons another ([[PaletteSwap almost identical]]) one when jousting with Fluttershy in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 "The Crystal Empire - Part 2"]].

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** She dons another ([[PaletteSwap almost identical]]) one when jousting with Fluttershy in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 The Crystal Empire - Part 2"]].2]]".



** Wears a pair in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May the Best Pet Win!"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Mysterious Mare Do Well"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]] and (very briefly, to hide that she's sleeping) in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 "Testing, Testing, 1-2-3"]].

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** Wears a pair in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May the Best Pet Win!"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Win!]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Well]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies"]] Pies]]" and (very briefly, to hide that she's sleeping) in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 "Testing, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 Testing, 1-2-3"]].Testing, 1-2-3]]".



* MulticoloredHair: All the colors of the {{rainbow|Motif}} in fact.
* NiceHat: Wears one in "May The Best Pet Win!", "Hurricane Fluttershy", "Flight to the Finish" and "Magical Mystery Cure". The first three also have her wearing a whistle, in addition to the hat.

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* MulticoloredHair: All the colors of the {{rainbow|Motif}} {{rainbow|Motif}}, in fact.
* NiceHat: Wears one in "May The the Best Pet Win!", "Hurricane Fluttershy", "Flight to the Finish" and "Magical Mystery Cure". The first three also have her wearing a whistle, in addition to the hat.



* TsurimeEyes: Appropriate for her personality; page image.

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* TsurimeEyes: Appropriate for her personality; page image.personality.



* BeyondTheImpossible: Her ability to perform the Sonic Rainboom.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Most people thought the Sonic Rainboom was just an old mare's tale but on that day, the day I discovered racing, I proved that the legends were true; I made the impossible happen!

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* BeyondTheImpossible: BeyondTheImpossible:
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Her ability to perform the Sonic Rainboom.
-->'''Rainbow --->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Most people thought the Sonic Rainboom was just an old mare's tale but on that day, the day I discovered racing, I proved that the legends were true; I made the impossible happen!



* HyperAwareness: A RequiredSecondaryPower to her flying skills; you need to be aware of anything that may be a problem if you're going to move that fast. She's gotten it down to a subconscious level, which Twilight is able to use to give her a much needed history lesson without her even realizing it.

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* HyperAwareness: A RequiredSecondaryPower to her flying skills; you need to be aware of anything that may be a problem if you're going to move that fast. She's gotten it down to a subconscious level, which Twilight is able to use to give her a much needed much-needed history lesson without her even realizing it.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: It's not focused on too much, but her exceptional skills and powers have started to become underwhelmed by Twilight Sparkle's ever increasing SuperpowerLottery. Twilight even handily neutralises her as a RunningGag.
** Subverted in her main forte however. Despite becoming an Alicorn, Twilight can not outfly Rainbow Dash, as displayed in their BestOutOfInfinity racing contest in "Castle Sweet Castle".

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: It's not focused on too much, but her exceptional skills and powers have started to become underwhelmed by Twilight Sparkle's ever increasing SuperpowerLottery. Twilight even handily neutralises her as a RunningGag.
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RunningGag. Subverted in her main forte forte, however. Despite becoming an Alicorn, Twilight can not outfly Rainbow Dash, as displayed in their BestOutOfInfinity racing contest in "Castle Sweet Castle".



* SupremeChef: In "28 Pranks Later", Sweetie Belle enjoys the cakes that feature in Dashie's prank on Rarity (ItMakesSenseInContext).



* ChildhoodFriends: A variation with Fluttershy. Most of their closeness as adults comes from being pegasi and Cloudsdale natives, but as children, it's unclear whether they even knew each other's names. In Season 1, Rainbow Dash is unfamiliar with just how timid Fluttershy is, and even in Season 2 she's still unaware of Fluttershy's severe social anxiety issues.
** She was also this with Gilda back in flight school, at least until their relationship [[WeUsedToBeFriends soured]] in ''Griffon the Brush Off''. They reconcile in ''The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone''.
* CoolBigSis: Despite her arrogance, she is shown looking out for her team mates, most notably Fluttershy. She also stands up for Pinkie and Spike against bullies on separate occasions. [[HeroWorshipper Scootaloo]] sees her as this in full form and Dash has officially taken up this role for [[spoiler:Scootaloo]] by the end of "Sleepless In Ponyville". This is presumably expounded on in ''Flight to the Finish'' with her coaching Scootaloo's class.

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* ChildhoodFriends: ChildhoodFriends:
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A variation with Fluttershy. Most of their closeness as adults comes from being pegasi and Cloudsdale natives, but as children, it's unclear whether they even knew each other's names. In Season 1, Rainbow Dash is unfamiliar with just how timid Fluttershy is, and even in Season 2 she's still unaware of Fluttershy's severe social anxiety issues.
** She was also this with Gilda back in flight school, at least until their relationship [[WeUsedToBeFriends soured]] in ''Griffon "Griffon the Brush Off''. Off". They reconcile in ''The "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone''.
Griffonstone".
* CoolBigSis: Despite her arrogance, she is shown looking out for her team mates, most notably Fluttershy. She also stands up for Pinkie and Spike against bullies on separate occasions. [[HeroWorshipper Scootaloo]] sees her as this in full form and Dash has officially taken up this role for [[spoiler:Scootaloo]] by the end of "Sleepless In Ponyville". This is presumably expounded on in ''Flight "Flight to the Finish'' Finish" with her coaching Scootaloo's class.



** Her friendship with [[TheFashionista Rarity]] since Rainbow Dash is a PassionateSportsGirl pegasus who loves racing and Rarity is a lady-like unicorn who loves going to the spa, but Rarity didn't hesitate to support Rainbow in the Young Fliers Competition and they both hung out and had a good time together in "Rarity Investigates!"

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** Her friendship with [[TheFashionista Rarity]] Rarity]], since Rainbow Dash is a PassionateSportsGirl pegasus who loves racing and Rarity is a lady-like unicorn who loves going to the spa, but spa. But Rarity didn't hesitate to support Rainbow in the Young Fliers Competition and they both hung out and had a good time together in "Rarity Investigates!"



* OppositesAttract: In a non-romantic way with her pet tortoise Tank, considering that she's one of the fastest ponies ever and he's a slow tortoise. It's justified because at the core of both of them is loyalty and determination.

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* OppositesAttract: OppositesAttract:
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In a non-romantic way with her pet tortoise Tank, considering that she's one of the fastest ponies ever and he's a slow tortoise. It's justified because at the core of both of them is loyalty and determination.



** To Applejack in some early episodes. She's [[CompetitionFreak mostly]] a FriendlyRival. This is showcased in ''Castle Mane-ia'' where her rivalry causes her to stare down Applejack while covered in bees.

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** To Applejack in some early episodes. She's [[CompetitionFreak mostly]] a FriendlyRival. This is showcased in ''Castle Mane-ia'' "Castle Mane-ia" where her rivalry causes her to stare down Applejack while covered in bees.



* SuperCuteSuperPowers: The 'Rainbowdash special', aka the SONIC RAINBOOOOM!

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* SuperCuteSuperPowers: The 'Rainbowdash special', aka "Rainbow Dash Special", a.k.a. the SONIC RAINBOOOOM!



** Also with [[spoiler:Lightning Dust]] in ''Wonderbolt Academy'' later on. Subverted when Dash realized said friend never cared about friends or others at all. The one pony who could make her seem phlegmatic.

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** Also with [[spoiler:Lightning Dust]] in ''Wonderbolt Academy'' "Wonderbolt Academy" later on. Subverted when Dash realized realizes said friend never cared about friends or others at all. The one pony who could make her seem phlegmatic.



** Averted in "Tanks For the Memories". In spite of her sabotaging the weather factory in Cloudsdale to the point of inadvertent ExplosiveOverclocking, she suffers ''no'' punishment, at least on-screen.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: More like "Flies Like Crazy" - her version of "Jingle Bells" has her shanghaiing Rarity, Pinkie Pie and Applejack in going on a sleigh ride with her pulling. A sleigh ride that ''causes another Sonic Rainboom''.

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** Averted in "Tanks For for the Memories". In spite of her sabotaging the weather factory in Cloudsdale to the point of inadvertent ExplosiveOverclocking, she suffers ''no'' punishment, at least on-screen.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: More like "Flies Like Crazy" - -- her version of "Jingle Bells" has her shanghaiing Rarity, Pinkie Pie and Applejack in going on a sleigh ride with her pulling. A sleigh ride that ''causes another Sonic Rainboom''.



** Rainbow Dash and Rarity are a DecompositeCharacter of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 G3 and G3.5 Rainbow Dash]], with Rainbow getting her name and color and Rarity getting her personality and love for fashion. Ironically, G3 Rainbow Dash was an Earth Pony.
*** OlderThanTheyThink: Although the animated G3 Rainbow Dash was originally an OneeSama with a taste for fashion who underwent {{flanderization}} into being a bubbly, immature pony with a love of dressing up, the G3 comic version had a hugely adventurous streak and was effectively an inverted TomboyWithAGirlyStreak. As the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/MyLittlePonyG3 G3 Character Sheet]] notes, one G3 comic's description of her reads: "Rainbow Dash is the most outrageous pony you'll ever meet! When it comes to adventure, excitement, and fun, if Rainbow Dash hasn't done it, it's never been done!"

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** Rainbow Dash and Rarity are a DecompositeCharacter of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 G3 and G3.5 Rainbow Dash]], with Rainbow getting her name and color and Rarity getting her personality and love for fashion. Ironically, G3 Rainbow Dash was an Earth Pony.
*** OlderThanTheyThink:
Pony. [[OlderThanTheyThink: Although the animated G3 Rainbow Dash Dash]] was originally an OneeSama with a taste for fashion who underwent {{flanderization}} into being a bubbly, immature pony with a love of dressing up, the G3 comic version had a hugely adventurous streak and was effectively an inverted TomboyWithAGirlyStreak. As the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/MyLittlePonyG3 G3 Character Sheet]] notes, one G3 comic's description of her reads: "Rainbow Dash is the most outrageous pony you'll ever meet! When it comes to adventure, excitement, and fun, if Rainbow Dash hasn't done it, it's never been done!"



* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Rainbow Dash toys don't really look like Rainbow; Toy!RD's mane is only 4 colours (the blue and purple being in her tail instead), her coat is rather grayish-blue, and her Cutie Mark is always backwards. The Blind Bags only screw up the cutie mark.

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* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Rainbow Dash toys don't really look like Rainbow; Toy!RD's Toy RD's mane is only 4 colours colors (the blue and purple being in her tail instead), her coat is rather grayish-blue, and her Cutie Mark is always backwards. The Blind Bags only screw up the cutie mark.
9th Jan '17 6:25:11 AM naal2
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A speedy {{pegasus}} hailing from Cloudsdale who loves to race and compete whenever she can convince someone to go against her. Though {{Pride}}ful and a bit arrogant, with a somewhat self-centered attitude, she's a loyal friend and a strong leader. Works as a weather manager of Ponyville.

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The bearer of the Element of Loyalty. A speedy {{pegasus}} hailing from Cloudsdale who loves to race and compete whenever she can convince someone to go against her. Though {{Pride}}ful and a bit arrogant, with a somewhat self-centered attitude, she's a loyal friend and a strong leader. Works as a weather manager of Ponyville.
17th Nov '16 1:31:19 PM DodgerJ25
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AshleighBall
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->'''Voiced by:''' by (English):''' Creator/AshleighBall
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(Latin American):''' Analiz Sánchez
20th Oct '16 5:17:00 PM dlchen145
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* GeniusBruiser: "I'm an ''egghead!!!"''
7th Oct '16 3:19:50 PM rafi
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* TheCutie: Much as she would deny it, she's adorable.
7th Oct '16 12:55:45 PM Gamermaster
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* FastestThingAlive: She is only known pegasus who can fly fast enough to perform a Sonic Rainboom.
5th Oct '16 11:22:02 AM dlchen145
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* CombatPragmatist: During the fight with the changelings, Rainbow Dash protects Fluttershy by pretending to be a changeling so she could blindside them before they could attack. She also shows this in "Over a Barrel".

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* CombatPragmatist: During the fight with the changelings, Rainbow Dash protects Fluttershy by pretending to be a changeling so she could blindside them before they could attack. She %%She also shows this in "Over a Barrel".
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* {{Adorkable:}}

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* {{Adorkable:}} {{Adorkable}}:


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* TheCutie: Much as she would deny it, she's adorable.
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