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What are the positive qualities of Rainbow Dash?

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Oh look, more threads where the RD haters are going to flock in throngs, and pull all the stops in making sure they get to voice why they despise Dash :'D We certainly haven't seen those before!

 

She can be cute, awesome and funny all in one, I like the whole tomboy thing, I love her voice, I love her sleek design, I think her element is one of the more interesting ones, I think rainbows are boss, she has a sensitive side that comes out occasionally, she has clear flaws that make her realistic, she Sonic Rainboomed and made her all her friends hit puberty get their cutie marks at the same time, so on and so forth ^^

 

She can be brash, but that's not a reason to label her a bitch and move on, IMO, like some people seem to do. But, to each their own. Not every personality is for everyone, and I get that. I also get that her overwhelming popularity turns people to dislike/hate her too (also just as much a shallow reason to hate something in full, but I digress).

 

First of all, I even STATED that I didn't hate her. I said, sometimes her personality is mean and bitchy and rude. I like Rainbow a lot, I just don't get why everyone thinks she is best pony.

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First of all, I even STATED that I didn't hate her. I said, sometimes her personality is mean and bitchy and rude. I like Rainbow a lot, I just don't get why everyone thinks she is best pony.

 

Wasn't referring to you specifically in any of that, I was speaking in general ^^ Your topic, as you can see, has opened up an opportunity for RD dislikers to throw their opinions around like it's going out of style :3 It always happens.

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Before i became involved in the fandom i thought she would have been the most popular character of the show. She has that cool factor which i think people like.

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Wasn't referring to you specifically in any of that, I was speaking in general ^^ Your topic, as you can see, has opened up an opportunity for RD dislikers to throw their opinions around like it's going out of style :3 It always happens.

Okay good, I got so scared.

 

Yeah no, I really just wanted to see what people's opinions were.

I really like how you worded your post and said things.

RDash, she may be ignorant and stuff but I do like her.

Especially after Season 3 came out, with Sleepless in Ponyville.

 

I understand why people love and hate her, but for me, she's in the middle. I like her and dislike her at times.

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Especially after Season 3 came out, with Sleepless in Ponyville.

 

Between that episode and Wonderbolts Academy, Dash has gotten some considerable character development this season ^^ I've seen numerous forum members who were fairly avid about their pure hate towards Dash admit that she's taking strides in the right direction after those episodes. Even though, in reality, she's been awesome since the beginning.

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I understand why people love and hate her, but for me, she's in the middle. I like her and dislike her at times.

I think I understand what you are saying, I feel that same way about Rarity. I didn't like her at first because I found her annoying but after taking a second look at her I like her a bit though not as much as the other ponies and she can still annoy me at times.

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To be honest, and this is pure truth for me.

I disliked every pony until little by little they all grew on me. Twilight was my fav at first...then I grew onto Pinkie...then I started to love Fluttershy and Rarity and Applejack made me happy and now Rainbow is cute as can be.

And they just grew on me.

I love everypony!!!!!

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Why anyone like her more than Fluttershy is beyond me, I mean, I like everypony, but how could you possibly resist the ammount of d'aaaaw that she possesses? Just look at her!

 

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Not cute, that is why she is on my least favorite list. :D

 

Why I like RD the best, her design is nice, she is cute, her voice acting is well done, she has one of the best developed characters in the whole show, and her tomboyishness is something I kinda like.

 

Yes she is a bit self-centered, brash, and brags about herself, I'm a bit like that and we share a lot of similarities. :D

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People who can't draw a line between proud, outspoken athletes and bullies/jerks/narcissists/stereotypical Americans are not going to identify with Rainbow Dash enough to realize how awesome she is, but it's pretty obvious to the rest of us: she rules.

 

I can accept those differences. But it's all I have to say on this (all too familiar) topic. <_<

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I used to not really like Rainbow Dash (and Derpy) because of 2 reasons: I didnt get why, and because of horrid crossovers (I shudder at the gran turismo crossover).

Over time though, I stopped being biased toward mainstream things, and realized how RD was actually kinda sweet in a way. Even if she's an arrogant bastard, she still does care for other ponies when in need... She just, needs a little work though ._.

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One reason is that she is the only pony with a rainbow mane.Shes a very fast pegasus who is brave.People like fast pegasus with rainbow manes.

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I like her because she's a tomboy, and I like her personality. She's not my favorite pony, but definitely not my least favorite. probably 2nd or 3rd.

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I do like Rainbow Dash because she developed  in Sleepless in Ponyville and Wonderbolts Academy. I just think that I don't really care if you don't like her or not everybody has an open opinion. There are a lot of reasons why I like Rainbow Dash, but I'm not going to bore anyone to  death. Pretty much, she is my favorite Applejack comes at 2nd.

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Headstrong tomboy with rainbow-coloured hair, a tough act and is completely loyal and trustworthy?

 

Rainbow Dash is

- Arrogant

I personally have plenty of ego and arrogance, too. It's not a bad thing in itself.

Arrogance is another type of pride and confidence in one's self.

Being confident means you are more assured of yourself. IN COMPARISON TO SOMETHING ELSE.

Hence, it can be described as arrogance.

 

- a Showoff

Granted, one of the most annoying traits of arrogant people.

However, what's wrong with showing off what you can do?

That being said, Rainbow Dash is not distinctly brash about showing off and it's just an on-site thing for her, it seems.

Are there that many instances where Rainbow Dash is showing off out of turn?

 

- a tomboy

I'm androgynous and find this worth the point.

 

I don't like RD much either, welcome to the club! I think she's mean too, I can't stand arrogant people...I may joke about it but I hate people who are truly self-centered like she is. Yet, I value loyalty...but her loyalty is showcased in the least flattering way possible.

 

- Loyal

Her trait of friendship most obvious amongst the rest.

Sorry, this will be rude, Bluebell.

You're being a tad bit(no, quite) hypocritical.

You declare hate for something you can't stand yourself. 

You claim arrogance as something intolerable to you.

Such are worthy of the words "truly self-centered".

Rainbow Dash, unlike you, has her focus set on her dreams, rather than using as a means to deny things she doesn't like.

She has proven, at the Wonderbolt Academy, that she cares more for her friends than her own personal dreams, too.

She is, by far, MUCH LESS self-centered than what you make out and what you are in that post I quoted above, Bluebell.

I hold no grudge or dislike against you, Bluebell, but I will defend Rainbow Dash in this manner.

 

 

Rainbow Dash has many other traits, but I will only list these few.*

 

 

We are all hypocrites to some extent.

Some more than others at times.

 

If you guys don't like her for her flaws, then I've to say, you don't quite get the point of liking anypony at all.

You don't take the good because it outweighs the bad.

You take the bad because it's what makes the good. (a bit cheesy, but you get the point)

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Rainbow Dash is my favorite pony. Why? Because, she's independent and a nonconformist like me.
She's not like other mares and I'm not like other males my age. What
really bothers me are these "I think X is a shitty pony" threads that are all
over the internet.(At least this thread isn't one of those.) And most of them are either on Rainbow Dash or
Rarity, who are my favorite and second favorite respectably. I don't
like Pinkie Pie and Twilight that much but, I don't type up rants about them.
In fact I like all the ponies.

 

 

I personally hate her. She's most relatable to the American culture (another reason she seems to be so popular and relatable). She is, again, loud, outspoken, and selfish. And don't even get all "amricnz r not salfish gtfo u h8r", because they are. Capitalism? Of course that'll end up with selfish people. Americans are always being selfish, asking for bigger and better things all the time and such.

 

LOL @ Capitalism, I'm American and I'm a socialist.

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Hmm...well, I don't really get all the hype about why Rainbow Dash is so awesome in most peoples eyes, but I like her myself. 

Granted, for a while I thought she was a little arrogant and really stuck up her own arse when it comes to trying to prove herself better than the other ponies in everything, but then I took a step back and thought...well, she's actually quite likeable. 

 

In my book, she will never amount up to the incredibly heart-warming randomness and insanity that Pinkie Pie brings to the table, but that doesn't mean i'm going to hate her. We all have our favourites, and there's nothing wrong with liking one pony more than another.

 

Now...to the main topic.

1) I think people dislike her because of the way she is portrayed. Despite the fact that she's the element of loyalty, she can come across as very selfish and uncaring at times. We all know she would die for her friends if she had to, but she doesn't always show it. 

 

2) She can be very hostile to the other ponies for no good reason - I suppose that boils down to her confidence. She herself is shown to have such confidence in herself and passion about her dreams that she doesn't seem to understand other ponies may not share those traits. (Namely Fluttershy)

 

3) She seems (to me at least) to have been put in the show just so people will like her. Don't ask me to explain this, it's just how it feels to me. Although that could be my view on things from all the RD uberfans out there. 

 

I'm not going to list anymore points, as most of them already have been listed. 

I just honestly think it comes down to the fact she is the most flawed out of the mane 6, this makes her more believable as a character sharing our human flaws. She can be really self centered and uncaring, reminding us of things we deal with in day-to-day life. 

 

I know that's why I didn't like her at first, at least.

Now though, I dunno, she's grown on me like a rash. Pinkie Pie still stands at #1 in my book, but I have come to like RD for all her shortcomings, and the way she deals with them. 

 

(I would have wrote something a little less biased, but it's like...6am and i've yet to sleep, so y'know...brain's not exactly working as it should)

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Well sorry to say but she's my least favorite of the six. It's mainly due to her boastful narcissistic attitude. I think she is kind of a narcissist. And after watching Sonic Rainboom and the Mare-do-Well episode has a bit of an inferiority superiority complex

 

But thanks to her I can understand why there are people that overexaggerate their traits.

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Everypony is flawed. That's the point.

 

Twilight Sparkle is smart and talented, but she's socially awkward and OCD to some extent.

Fluttershy is kind, but she's... well... shy.

Rarity is generous and has an eye for detail, but also can be a bit critical and rude (contrary to popular belief, critical and rude are NOT the same thing.)

Pinkie Pie is likable and great at making others laugh and smile, but she's also a little nutty in the head and had a depressing past as seen in Party of One and Cutie Mark Chronicles.

Applejack is honest, but often ends up in situations where she is forced to lie. Also, she's competitive, but a good sport.

Dashie is loyal, but also competitive and not a very good sport. She's also proactive and always trying to achieve her goals. However, she won't do this at the expense of others.

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Headstrong tomboy with rainbow-coloured hair, a tough act and is completely loyal and trustworthy?

 

Rainbow Dash is

- Arrogant

I personally have plenty of ego and arrogance, too. It's not a bad thing in itself.

Arrogance is another type of pride and confidence in one's self.

Being confident means you are more assured of yourself. IN COMPARISON TO SOMETHING ELSE.

Hence, it can be described as arrogance.

 

- a Showoff

Granted, one of the most annoying traits of arrogant people.

However, what's wrong with showing off what you can do?

That being said, Rainbow Dash is not distinctly brash about showing off and it's just an on-site thing for her, it seems.

Are there that many instances where Rainbow Dash is showing off out of turn?

 

- a tomboy

I'm androgynous and find this worth the point.

 

 

- Loyal

Her trait of friendship most obvious amongst the rest.

Sorry, this will be rude, Bluebell.

You're being a tad bit(no, quite) hypocritical.

You declare hate for something you can't stand yourself. 

You claim arrogance as something intolerable to you.

Such are worthy of the words "truly self-centered".

Rainbow Dash, unlike you, has her focus set on her dreams, rather than using as a means to deny things she doesn't like.

She has proven, at the Wonderbolt Academy, that she cares more for her friends than her own personal dreams, too.

She is, by far, MUCH LESS self-centered than what you make out and what you are in that post I quoted above, Bluebell.

I hold no grudge or dislike against you, Bluebell, but I will defend Rainbow Dash in this manner.

 

 

Rainbow Dash has many other traits, but I will only list these few.*

 

 

We are all hypocrites to some extent.

Some more than others at times.

 

If you guys don't like her for her flaws, then I've to say, you don't quite get the point of liking anypony at all.

You don't take the good because it outweighs the bad.

You take the bad because it's what makes the good. (a bit cheesy, but you get the point)

 

 

I get why people like her. I don't like her because her flaws aren't identifiable with me personally, and I tend to dislike people who display her traits.

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Rainbow Dash is actually my favorite :) She's definitely brash and condescending, but you know what? She apologizes for it. She recognizes her faults in the end. And we have to remember that in 'Sonic Rainboom,' she's terrified of failure to the point that she tries to avoid the competition. I like her because of her flaws. And the facts that she really is a legend, she's the prettiest one and a tomboy just makes her all the more likable.

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I like Rainbow Dash! She's not my most favorite, but  she's at the top of my list. 

 

I'm guessing most people like her because she looks cool, and has a tomboyish personality, which male fans of the show seem to relate to, as well as girls. Also, RD may behave rudely in front of others, but she has her moments when she's sweet, and caring. She just doesn't like to show it. Her loyalty to her friends is also amazing. But unlike most of the mane six, she lives for adventure, and is very fast-paced and full of action.

 

Some fans just like her for her looks, but most people adore RD for her awesomeness and personality. She makes being a pegasus 20% cooler (excuse me for the RD quote)! 

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Hello!

 

You'll be surprised, when you notice how many people on the forums, don't actually like Rainbow dash that much. Why shouldn't people love her? She's worthy of it like every other pony, it just seems that most people can relate to her the most.

 

Plus she's really good looking :P

 

And no, Concord does not approve of the "Lesbian" thing.

 

You gotta admit though.... if an MLP character COULD be lesbian, it would most likely be Rainbow Dash, being semi-rebellious and all.

 

As to why Rainbow dash gets so much love from the Bronies....   Well she gets my vote from her witty comebacks, sassy nature, and of course theres the loyalty thing.  ;)

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people like her because she is mean. Its like it stops the show from being too 'fendshipy'  Yes yes i know its all about friendship but if all the ponys were like that then it would just be boring 

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people like her because she is mean. Its like it stops the show from being too 'fendshipy'  Yes yes i know its all about friendship but if all the ponys were like that then it would just be boring 

 

She's mean? The meanest I recall seeing Rainbow Dash is when she pranks(which isn't at all intended in a negative way) or that time when she was picking her pet. Even then, she came to terms with herself, eventually.

 

note; All the ponies are like that.

You figure that even the Villians must have some friendship-related reason for their misery. 

(except for Discord, because I simply cannot picture the means in which he was created)

 

 

 

I get why people like her. I don't like her because her flaws aren't identifiable with me personally, and I tend to dislike people who display her traits.

 

I am too tired to go over it again, so, if you feel it necessary, do go over it again yourself. (I am physically, not mentally, tired)

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im a total hypocrite to the point that i hate Rainbow cause she  such a show off sometime but like Trixie cause even tho she is a show off

lol well i think there other reason y Rainbow is my least fav of the mane 6 but right now i cant think of it

on another note i like it when tank and her were being cute in S3ep11 "Just For Sidekicks"

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