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Rainbow Dash claims to be the fastest flier in all of Equestria, and she isn't just boasting. She is able to break the sound barrier and once performed the famous stunt, the Sonic Rainboom. She likes living life on the fast lane and enjoys adventures. She may be the fastest flier in Equestria, yet she will slow down to help her friends and Ponyville. She likes sleeping and eating and is the element of Loyalty.


Kyronea's analysis on Rainbow Dash

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Warning: Another long thought-fueled post ahead, the result of waking up too early and my brain insisting on thinking instead of sleeping. Today's subject is Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow Dash, on first glance, is the easiest of the Mane Six to understand. She's a fast, athletic tomboy with an eye for cool, a chaotic free-flying spirit that rarely obeys the rules. But, like her friends, she has hidden depths to her character.

Rainbow Dash's Element of Loyalty has a huge influence on her life and indeed her very personality. Loyalty may be a bit easier to understand than Laughter or Magic, but it still has complexities to it. It's not just about the obvious, that being loyalty to one's friends. It's also about loyalty to one's convictions, to one's dreams, to the ideals one believes in. While this can be a positive trait in many cases, it can also cause hardships. In her own way, Rainbow Dash is by far the most stubborn of the Mane Six, even more so than Applejack. When she gets an idea into her head, she doesn't let it go very easily. This has led in the past to her making mistakes, being way too full of herself, no clearer than in Fall Weather Friends and Mare Do Well, where in both cases, she lets a positive attribute about herself--her athletic abilities and her tendency to play the hero--get the better of her and cause her to obsess over the attribute. She becomes so obsessed with the idea that she doesn't want to hear criticism of it and fights for her conviction that what she thinks is right is right, and everypony else is wrong.

And yet, unlike with similar characters, a lot of her ego is deserved. On her own, without any intentions of doing so, in a petty little race that would have probably been forgotten about two days after it happened, she not only flies faster, harder, and stronger than she ever has before, but she performs a truly wondrous feat: the Sonic Rainboom, a performance that not only gave her a cutie mark, but that led to the rest of the Mane Six acquiring their cutie marks as well, cementing their friendship before it even began. However, the timing of the event makes me suspicious of it, just like I was suspicious of Twilight's absurdly difficult entrance exam.

Rainbow Dash came swooping in to rescue Fluttershy from bullying when she didn't even know who Fluttershy was. While it's hard to say whether she did this because she felt it was the right thing to do, or if she did this because she saw it as a way of striking back at the bullies who have bullied her on many previous occasions, I suspect it is a mixture of both, but much more on the first option, that being she felt it was the right thing to do. After all, it's not as if this would be the last time she plays the hero. She immediately gets herself into a silly little race, and then outperforms the competition so spectacularly. Why did she suddenly perform the Rainboom now instead of during some other competition? What made this one event so special?

The answer is that it wasn't. The race itself was rather meaningless--she'd already accomplished her goal of getting the bullies to leave Fluttershy alone. I said before, in Twilight's post, that the Rainboom was connected to the Elements. If what Rainbow says is true, and we have no reason to believe it isn't, the Rainboom was a myth, a feat that had not been performed for centuries, if it had ever been performed at all. The greatest of Pegasi could train for their entire lives and never accomplish what one little filly did without even really trying. The question is, was Rainbow Dash born to be the Element of Loyalty? Was it because she was already connected to her future friends so strongly that, in their time of need, when they all needed something to happen NOW to not only grant them their cutie marks but cement their future friendship, she just happened to find it within herself? Or did our Chessmaster of a Princess have something to do with it? Honestly, I don't know. It's a question I can't answer without more knowledge about Rainbow Dash's family, about her life in Cloudsdayle before she moved to Ponyville.

I find it especially interesting that she was completely unable to perform the Sonic Rainboom after the race for a long time, despite years of trying. It wasn't until Rarity's plummet from Cloudsdayle during the Best Young Fliers Competition that she was able to perform it again, because she was NOT going to let her friend die. Once again, her being the Element of Loyalty kicked in and she was able to perform it in time to save Rarity's life. She was loyal to Rarity despite the fact that Rarity acted so self-absorbed during that episode, because Rainbow Dash cares that much about her friends. Since that time she has been able to perform it freely, something I attribute at least in part to her using the Element of Loyalty to defeat Nightmare Moon because, like with Twilight, the use of the Element itself unlocked something within her, allowing her to perform a Rainboom not just when the future of Equestria depended upon it, but when she WANTED it.

Rainbow Dash's Element has also led her to pursue a wonderful dream, that of joining the Wonderbolts. I'm not sure if she had this in mind before the race where she got her cutie mark, or if that race convinced her it was a good idea, but regardless, the dream has been stuck with her since. It has dominated her life. Look at her career choice. Rather than staying in Clousdayle, she opted to move to Ponyville to take up a position as a weather control Pegasi. Ponyville being as small as it is, the job leaves her with plenty of free time, more than enough to let her train regularly while being so easy for her that even when she does perform her job, she can perform it so fast that she barely works at all. It's exactly the sort of job a free spirit like Rainbow Dash would enjoy.

And Rainbow Dash is a free spirit, make no mistake. She has little respect for rules or even a structured lifestyle. The way she naps all the time, for example, makes me think she never spends more than one or two hours asleep at a time, because she's too impatient to sleep for longer. Her lifestyle leads her to take silly risks, indulging in all sorts of frivolous activities, a lifestyle that would probably include large amounts of alcohol and casual sex were it not for the G-rated nature of the show. She's always seen developing new tricks, flying around like crazy, never really keeping to a disciplined training schedule even though she's working hard, in her own way, to prepare herself to join the Wonderbolts. Unfortunately for Rainbow Dash, her dream is one she will never be able to achieve.

I've said this before many times, but I've never bothered to explain why until now. The truth of it has to do with what makes Rainbow Dash the pony she is. Her drive, her spirit is too wild to chain down. The Wonderbolts, by their very nature as a pony version of real-world Air Force performers like the Blue Angels, are very disciplined, very structured. Even if they are not an actual military force, like what they are based upon, they still have a level of expectations and structure far beyond anything Rainbow Dash could truly achieve. They would require far too much from her that she simply isn't capable of, not because she can't outperform them--frankly I suspect Rainbow Dash could outperform any member of the Wonderbolts any day of the week--but because she just can't live the sort of lifestyle that the Wonderbolts would require. To live that kind of structured life would destroy the very essence of what makes Rainbow Dash special. And because her Element of Loyalty has so influenced her personality, she's so convinced she'll be a Wonderbolt that she is never going to listen to anyone telling her otherwise until she is finally told by the Wonderbolts that she's not Wonderbolt material.

How would that event actually take place? I foresee it happening in one of two ways:

1. Rainbow Dash tries out for the Wonderbolts, and her ensuing performance, while spectacular beyond belief, is so chaotic and undisciplined that the Wonderbolts decide she can't handle their level of training.

2. Rainbow Dash actually succeeds in joining the Wonderbolts for a brief time, but after joining, both she and the Wonderbolts realize what a terrible mistake it was, and she is either let go or leaves on her own before too long.

I consider the second possibility far more likely, because it's hard to understand just how much of a free spirit Rainbow Dash is without getting to know her well.

What is in store for Rainbow Dash in the future once she fails to join the Wonderbolts? I don't know. I do know it will be a hard time for her, to say the least. You don't experience the crushing of a life long dream without suffering dearly for it. She's likely to be depressed for a long time. With the support of her friends, I think she can pull through though. She's a strong pony, and I believe she can find a new dream to pursue, one that would truly fit her desires and her personality, letting her live a far happier life than she ever could have lived as a Wonderbolt.

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RAINBOW DASH. Although you are the icon of bronies, I still love you with all of my heart. You may be a braggish pony, but you have evidence to back up your arogance. You truly are awesome, and you have the right to show it. Her personality could use a small tweak as she does seem to anger others, but it does not take away from the fact that she is an amazing character. Rainbow, you made me proud to wear rainbows <3

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i love RainbowDash she is probably my Favorite which surprised me i wasn't a big fan of her at first but lately she became more likable to me and then my Favorite not saying i dont like the others but there something about her i like the most.
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I do have an analysis of Rainbow Dash, just like the rest of the Mane Six...however, I do not feel it is up to the level of quality of the other analyses. It was written early in the morning shortly after having awoken from a restless sleep, and frankly I feel like the whole thing needs to be reexamined and rewritten from the top down. But since I plan on doing that with all the other analyses anyway at the end of the season, I might as well post this one here. Please feel free to dissect it.

Warning: Another long thought-fueled post ahead, the result of waking up too early and my brain insisting on thinking instead of sleeping. Today's subject is Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow Dash, on first glance, is the easiest of the Mane Six to understand. She's a fast, athletic tomboy with an eye for cool, a chaotic free-flying spirit that rarely obeys the rules. But, like her friends, she has hidden depths to her character.

Rainbow Dash's Element of Loyalty has a huge influence on her life and indeed her very personality. Loyalty may be a bit easier to understand than Laughter or Magic, but it still has complexities to it. It's not just about the obvious, that being loyalty to one's friends. It's also about loyalty to one's convictions, to one's dreams, to the ideals one believes in. While this can be a positive trait in many cases, it can also cause hardships. In her own way, Rainbow Dash is by far the most stubborn of the Mane Six, even more so than Applejack. When she gets an idea into her head, she doesn't let it go very easily. This has led in the past to her making mistakes, being way too full of herself, no clearer than in Fall Weather Friends and Mare Do Well, where in both cases, she lets a positive attribute about herself--her athletic abilities and her tendency to play the hero--get the better of her and cause her to obsess over the attribute. She becomes so obsessed with the idea that she doesn't want to hear criticism of it and fights for her conviction that what she thinks is right is right, and everypony else is wrong.

And yet, unlike with similar characters, a lot of her ego is deserved. On her own, without any intentions of doing so, in a petty little race that would have probably been forgotten about two days after it happened, she not only flies faster, harder, and stronger than she ever has before, but she performs a truly wondrous feat: the Sonic Rainboom, a performance that not only gave her a cutie mark, but that led to the rest of the Mane Six acquiring their cutie marks as well, cementing their friendship before it even began. However, the timing of the event makes me suspicious of it, just like I was suspicious of Twilight's absurdly difficult entrance exam.

Rainbow Dash came swooping in to rescue Fluttershy from bullying when she didn't even know who Fluttershy was. While it's hard to say whether she did this because she felt it was the right thing to do, or if she did this because she saw it as a way of striking back at the bullies who have bullied her on many previous occasions, I suspect it is a mixture of both, but much more on the first option, that being she felt it was the right thing to do. After all, it's not as if this would be the last time she plays the hero. She immediately gets herself into a silly little race, and then outperforms the competition so spectacularly. Why did she suddenly perform the Rainboom now instead of during some other competition? What made this one event so special?

The answer is that it wasn't. The race itself was rather meaningless--she'd already accomplished her goal of getting the bullies to leave Fluttershy alone. I said before, in Twilight's post, that the Rainboom was connected to the Elements. If what Rainbow says is true, and we have no reason to believe it isn't, the Rainboom was a myth, a feat that had not been performed for centuries, if it had ever been performed at all. The greatest of Pegasi could train for their entire lives and never accomplish what one little filly did without even really trying. The question is, was Rainbow Dash born to be the Element of Loyalty? Was it because she was already connected to her future friends so strongly that, in their time of need, when they all needed something to happen NOW to not only grant them their cutie marks but cement their future friendship, she just happened to find it within herself? Or did our Chessmaster of a Princess have something to do with it? Honestly, I don't know. It's a question I can't answer without more knowledge about Rainbow Dash's family, about her life in Cloudsdayle before she moved to Ponyville.

I find it especially interesting that she was completely unable to perform the Sonic Rainboom after the race for a long time, despite years of trying. It wasn't until Rarity's plummet from Cloudsdayle during the Best Young Fliers Competition that she was able to perform it again, because she was NOT going to let her friend die. Once again, her being the Element of Loyalty kicked in and she was able to perform it in time to save Rarity's life. She was loyal to Rarity despite the fact that Rarity acted so self-absorbed during that episode, because Rainbow Dash cares that much about her friends. Since that time she has been able to perform it freely, something I attribute at least in part to her using the Element of Loyalty to defeat Nightmare Moon because, like with Twilight, the use of the Element itself unlocked something within her, allowing her to perform a Rainboom not just when the future of Equestria depended upon it, but when she WANTED it.

Rainbow Dash's Element has also led her to pursue a wonderful dream, that of joining the Wonderbolts. I'm not sure if she had this in mind before the race where she got her cutie mark, or if that race convinced her it was a good idea, but regardless, the dream has been stuck with her since. It has dominated her life. Look at her career choice. Rather than staying in Clousdayle, she opted to move to Ponyville to take up a position as a weather control Pegasi. Ponyville being as small as it is, the job leaves her with plenty of free time, more than enough to let her train regularly while being so easy for her that even when she does perform her job, she can perform it so fast that she barely works at all. It's exactly the sort of job a free spirit like Rainbow Dash would enjoy.

And Rainbow Dash is a free spirit, make no mistake. She has little respect for rules or even a structured lifestyle. The way she naps all the time, for example, makes me think she never spends more than one or two hours asleep at a time, because she's too impatient to sleep for longer. Her lifestyle leads her to take silly risks, indulging in all sorts of frivolous activities, a lifestyle that would probably include large amounts of alcohol and casual sex were it not for the G-rated nature of the show. She's always seen developing new tricks, flying around like crazy, never really keeping to a disciplined training schedule even though she's working hard, in her own way, to prepare herself to join the Wonderbolts. Unfortunately for Rainbow Dash, her dream is one she will never be able to achieve.

I've said this before many times, but I've never bothered to explain why until now. The truth of it has to do with what makes Rainbow Dash the pony she is. Her drive, her spirit is too wild to chain down. The Wonderbolts, by their very nature as a pony version of real-world Air Force performers like the Blue Angels, are very disciplined, very structured. Even if they are not an actual military force, like what they are based upon, they still have a level of expectations and structure far beyond anything Rainbow Dash could truly achieve. They would require far too much from her that she simply isn't capable of, not because she can't outperform them--frankly I suspect Rainbow Dash could outperform any member of the Wonderbolts any day of the week--but because she just can't live the sort of lifestyle that the Wonderbolts would require. To live that kind of structured life would destroy the very essence of what makes Rainbow Dash special. And because her Element of Loyalty has so influenced her personality, she's so convinced she'll be a Wonderbolt that she is never going to listen to anyone telling her otherwise until she is finally told by the Wonderbolts that she's not Wonderbolt material.

How would that event actually take place? I foresee it happening in one of two ways:

1. Rainbow Dash tries out for the Wonderbolts, and her ensuing performance, while spectacular beyond belief, is so chaotic and undisciplined that the Wonderbolts decide she can't handle their level of training.

2. Rainbow Dash actually succeeds in joining the Wonderbolts for a brief time, but after joining, both she and the Wonderbolts realize what a terrible mistake it was, and she is either let go or leaves on her own before too long.

I consider the second possibility far more likely, because it's hard to understand just how much of a free spirit Rainbow Dash is without getting to know her well.

What is in store for Rainbow Dash in the future once she fails to join the Wonderbolts? I don't know. I do know it will be a hard time for her, to say the least. You don't experience the crushing of a life long dream without suffering dearly for it. She's likely to be depressed for a long time. With the support of her friends, I think she can pull through though. She's a strong pony, and I believe she can find a new dream to pursue, one that would truly fit her desires and her personality, letting her live a far happier life than she ever could have lived as a Wonderbolt.

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You are far too harsh on yourself.

I found this to be wonderfully writen.

And yes, there is more to RD than being a Tomboy, and thank you for showing it.

AND ALSO-

Thanks for not playing the lesbian card.

Thanks. The reason I feel like it lacks something compared to the other analyses is that it just seems like something is missing to me in it. Maybe it's because it's shorter than the others. I don't know.

Anyway, I didn't play the lesbian card, so to speak, because I avoided the subject of romantic relationships entirely in my analyses apart from ones that we see in canon. Since we have no evidence as to Dashie's orientation, I'm not about to speculate on it. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if she turned out to be bisexual or homosexual, but I'm not about to declare it with certainty since we have no way of knowing, and judging her just because she has a rainbow colored mane would be rather foolish.
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Anyway, I didn't play the lesbian card, so to speak, because I avoided the subject of romantic relationships entirely in my analyses apart from ones that we see in canon. Since we have no evidence as to Dashie's orientation, I'm not about to speculate on it. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if she turned out to be bisexual or homosexual, but I'm not about to declare it with certainty since we have no way of knowing, and judging her just because she has a rainbow colored mane would be rather foolish.


I wouldn't agree with Bisexual no matter how hard people try.

Tomboys and lesbians are too different things.

Rainbow is too awesome to be considered one thing though.
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I wouldn't agree with Bisexual no matter how hard people try.

Tomboys and lesbians are too different things.

Rainbow is too awesome to be considered one thing though.

Indeed. As I said, I just wouldn't be all that surprised, not because of her tomboyish nature, but because she strikes me as the type of pony that has too much fun to limit herself to one side of the gender spectrum.

Or I could be projecting, since I'm bisexual myself.

In any event, Rainbow Dash is wonderful. I especially adore this piece of fanart of her in her Gala dress:

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Rainbowdash is enjoyable to watch people claim she is into girls which honestly i really dont see and so what if she is thats not why i like her i love her for the fact that she is a great character and is really cool her moments are amazing when she acts tough and then shows her caring side like when she chose the turtle has her pet i loved that episode .

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Rainbowdash is enjoyable to watch people claim she is into girls which honestly i really dont see and so what if she is thats not why i like her i love her for the fact that she is a great character and is really cool her moments are amazing when she acts tough and then shows her caring side like when she chose the turtle has her pet i loved that episode .


Because she is the pure escence of awesome.

When she breaks the sound barrier, mountains shake from epicness.

RD for president.
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The number of posts per thread to popularity of the pony is unproportional...

I agree, I thought this would be a post with a swarm, not Rarity. My life=Upside Down
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shes not just fast shes amazing and president is to low for her she deserves to be ruler of all.


Her speed is what makes up her ego, which makes her personality.

She is so competitive, she is what I wish I could be.

I wish I could be so self confident!

I agree, I thought this would be a post with a swarm, not Rarity. My life=Upside Down


I love everypony.
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When the Applejack thread has more posts than the Rainbow Dash thread, the world is full of fuck.


No speaking of that other pony in the amazing Rainbow Dash's thread!

And Rainbow is not really a role model.

Just an amazing athlete <3
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