Self Demonstrating: Rainbow Dash

My picture makes this page... well, you know!

Hey, what's up? This is the number one aerial acrobatic, wielder of the Element of Loyalty, and future Wonderbolt speaking, so you better listen!

My name is Rainbow Dash, and I'm quite possibly the coolest pony you'll ever meet! Even at a young age I was pulling off awesome feats that even impressed myself, like pulling off my signature move, the 'Sonic Rainboom'. It's what even got me my cutie mark!

My life's dream is to join the Wonderbolts, the most awesome stunt team in the skies! I've already managed to impress their leader, Spitfire, so it's only a matter of time now! In the meantime, I like to hang out with my friends and practice my stunts, all of which are pretty awesome! The only time I'm not are either when I'm napping or reading the Daring Do series. (Which is SO. TOTALLY. AWESOME! by the way. Don't let the fact that it's a book series fool you!)

Totally awesome Tropes that apply to me:

  • 20% More Awesome: I'm the Trope Namer!
  • The Ace: There's a reason I'm considered the best flier in Ponyville!
  • Badflank: I kicked a dragon in the face once, and it flinched. See anypony else doing that? I didn't think so.
  • Badflank Adorable: Okay… I guess you humans tend to find us ponies adorable. And there's no doubt I'm a real Bad-Flank.
  • Badrump: ... but I kinda have to tone down my best Badflank tendencies for the sake of you human kids. Let me tell you, those Flim-Flam Brothers would have been pressed into jerk cider if I'd had my way.
  • Berserk Button: If you hurt… no… if you even THINK about hurting any of my friends, you're going down faster than you can say 'I'm in pain!', got it?
  • Big Eater: Come on, now, Applejack, I can't be half as bad as you!
  • Broke Your Hoof Bucking Out Cthulhu: In my issue of the My Little Pony Micro Series, I managed to stop the gremlins wrecking havoc in Ponyville by causing a Double Sonic Rainboom inspires the ponies enough to deprive the gremlins of the negative emotions they needed, but pushing myself that hard paralyzed my wings for two months. But it was Worth It! I was flying again after that and I never saw those trouble makers again.
  • Characterization Marches On: When you first met me, could you see me giving up my dream to become a Wonderbolt as a matter of moral principle or giving some truly mature advice for Scootaloo in her darkest hour? Yep, neither could I and that's how more awesome I've become with my friends' help.
  • Colbert Bump: I got one from Death Battle when I blow up that dimwit Starscream. Oh and speaking of bots, a little cameo in some film series he's from.
  • Cool Big Sis: Scootaloo sees me as one… and well, I can't blame the kid for looking up to me. And yes, I admit it, I have a very soft spot for my Number One Fan.
  • Cool Pet: His name is Tank, and he's a tortoise with a helicopter pack! How cool is that? I love him so much that once I tried to stop winter from coming so he wouldn't have to hibernatenote  and we could spend more time together.
  • Cool Teacher : At least in the 'Friends Forever' series; I did a pretty good job as an assistant teacher in a flight class for young pegasi.
  • Counterpart Comparison: A lot of people see my pride, Super Speed and say I'm like a female Sonic the Hedgehog.
    • Anime fans have also compared me to that noisy ninja kid Narutonote , which I guess is okay, and Black Star from Soul Eater, after his Character Development.
    • And don't even get me started on the Team Fortress 2 fans, who compare me to that guy from Boston with the baseball bat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: No, not at all.
  • Elemental Powers: Since I can control weather:
  • Era-Specific Personality: So apparently there was this earth mare named Rainbow Dash who was apparently a fashionista.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: How any of my ideas to join the Wonderbolts turned out, prior to the Wonderbolt Academy, which they didn't actually reveal what happened after that.
    • I recently got offered another chance to join the Wonderbolts during the Equestria games, but I decided to stick with Ponyville's team.
    • In the most recent comics, in the 'Friends Forever' series, they finally showed that I'm now part of the Wonderbolts' reserves. I'm cool or what?
  • Fanfilly: For Daring Do and the Wonderbolts, though of course, I have much more dignity than the average fanfilly.
  • Fantastic Nuke: I used one after going at my top speed to destroy Applejack's old barn (she needed it knocked down) that caused a rainbow colored mushroom cloud, fans call it the Atomic Rainnuke. It even supplies the trope image.
  • Genius Bruiser: Absolutely!
  • Improbable Flying Skills: My move the Buccaneer Blaze, which my Imagine Spot showed off-screen and creates an explosion. If you don't believe I can do that, watch Lesson Zero, I created a mushroom cloud shaped explosion to destroy Applejack's old barn. You guys have called that the Atomic Rain Nuke for some reason.
  • Insane Troll Logic: I am not a troll. Oh, that's not what it means. Okay. Coolness, awesomeness and radicalness ARE different things, you people just don't understand why.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: I'll admit I sometimes let my ego get the better of me, but I'd never turn my back on anypony that needed my help, least of all my friends.
  • The Lad-ette: Yeah, I like to get my hooves dirty, and I DESPISE any of that girly stuff. I'm basically the G-rated version of this.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: What is up with you guys? For some reason, my fans keep thinking I have a thing with almost everypony.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: I don't know who's this 'Leroy', but if you mean I let my actions do the talking and that… sometimes… I rush into action without having a plan… Okay, I admit it, I do this more often than I should.
  • Never Live It Down: I only said twenty percent cooler and ten seconds flat ONCE, and yet everypony acts like they're my Catch Phrases. I mean come on, I appreciate ponies (and people) liking what I say, but pay attention. Or.. Pay less attention, one or the other.
  • Odd Friendship: Why would a super cool pony like myself befriend, let's say, a bookworm, a Drama Queen, a Cloudcuckoolander, or somepony who fears her own shadow? Because I have no best friend; ALL my friends are the best!! Sure, I might be the coolest, but every single of my friends is awesome in her/his own way.
  • On Three: I love to play with this one. My favorite way of doing this is to count to three as quickly as possible and watch everypony else try to catch up!
  • Sherlock Scan: When flying, I pick up on EVERYTHING going on on the ground!
  • Super Speed: I can clear the skies in ten seconds flat. Heck, that stupid blue hedgehog wishes he could go as fast as I can! My signature move isn't called the "Sonic Rainboom" for nothing you know! note 
    • To put in your terms, some eggheads have estimated that my normal top speed is 2,500 miles per hour (some egghead using a calculator says that a mile in less than a second), and after causing a Sonic Rainboom, I go double that.
  • Super Strength:
    • I'm certainly not in Applejack or Big Macintosh's league (Or heck even Maude Pie who kicked a boulder into a distance), but I did once hold up a giant statue in Celestia's ball room that was a lot bigger than me. Okay, I admit that I couldn't hold it steady and it knocked the pillars over. Hey, it could have happened to anypony! And it's not my fault the pillars were placed there.
    • Actually, I do a much better job when I have to use my strength to save somepony... guess Twilight would call it Heroic Resolve or some other egghead term. Anyway, I once did hold up a balcony with several elder ponies on it, and made it a safe landing; and I also saved, and carried up, Rarity and three Wonderbolts after they almost crash-landed... I admit my speed helped me with that rescue, but still, guess this proves I'm much stronger than the average pegasus.
  • Undying Loyalty: Duh! Why do you think I'm the wielder of the Element Of Loyalty? I'll never leave anypony hang in'!
  • Vitriolic Best Friends:
    • Applejack and I might butt heads more often than not, but most of the time it's out of friendly rivalry, and, if necessary, we wouldn't doubt to give our life for each other. And come on, I need some cool, tough pony to compete with once in a while.
    • Pinkie Pie and I have little in common except the Elements of Harmony and our love of pranks, but she's the Yin to my Yang. Life in Ponyville just wouldn't be the same without her.
  • What the Hay, Spitfire?: In "Rainbow Falls", I chewed Spitfire out for when she tried to get me to join their team by lying to one of her teammates to get a spot for me. She admitted that was a mistake.