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Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash ID2 EG2
Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
Gender Female
Eyes Moderate cerise
Hair Light brilliant red
Light brilliant vermillion
Light gold
Moderate sap green
Brilliant cornflower blue
Moderate violet
Coat Pale, light grayish cerulean
Race Human
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School

Rainbooms' lead vocalist and electric guitarist

Other names Dash
Cutie mark
Rainbow Dash Cutie Mark
Voice Ashleigh Ball

Rainbow Dash is a student from Canterlot High School and one of the main and supporting characters in the Equestria Girls series. She represents the element of loyalty.

Depiction in films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

In Equestria Girls, Rainbow Dash is Canterlot High's resident jock, being captain of all the school's sports teams. She is first mentioned to have had a falling out with Applejack, but after Applejack discovers they were driven apart by the machinations of Sunset Shimmer, the girls reconcile at Twilight Sparkle's urging.

Rainbow tells Twilight that she will only help her become Princess of the Fall Formal if she beats her in a soccer match, with the first to make five goals winning. Rainbow easily wins, but she helps Twilight anyway, telling her that she was testing her determination.

When Twilight invokes the power of the Element of Magic, Rainbow briefly channels the element of loyalty and gains pony-like attributes.

After Sunset Shimmer is defeated, Rainbow flies around at the Fall Formal, picking up Scootaloo and giving her a ride. Her wings and pony ears vanish when the portal to Equestria closes after Twilight's departure.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Rainbow Dash reappears in Rainbow Rocks and its tie-in animated shorts. She first appears helping her friends make a poster for the CHS Musical Showcase. In the Rainbooms, she is initially the lead vocalist as well as the guitarist and songwriter. When Twilight returns to the human world, she takes over as the lead vocalist.

Throughout the film, Rainbow Dash shows moments of egotism, taking credit for the formation of the Rainbooms, frequently stating that it's her band since she's the leader, judging her friends' performances, and being reluctant to play songs that Fluttershy had written. After Sunset Shimmer's speech, she finally sees the error of her ways and acknowledges that it is "our band" and not just hers, and she allows the band to play a song Fluttershy wrote.

Music to My Ears

Rainbow Dash appears briefly at the Sweet Shoppe with her friends, waving to DJ Pon-3 when she enters.

Guitar Centered

Rainbow Dash plays a major role in this animated short, where she duels Trixie in an electric guitar battle over a coveted double-necked guitar to replace her broken one. Rainbow Dash wins the duel when she suddenly transforms into her pony-like state and blows Trixie away with a sonic rainboom-like effect. However, she forfeits the prize to Trixie and decides to instead buy the guitar she used in their fight.

Pinkie on the One

Rainbow also plays a secondary role to Pinkie Pie in the animated short Pinkie on the One, in which she tries to get Pinkie to help her find a drummer for her band. After seeing that Pinkie needs an outlet for her energy, she decides to let her be the drummer in her band.

Player Piano

Rainbow Dash appears in the music room with the other Rainbooms, voicing frustration about Rarity's lateness and correcting Pinkie Pie on the proper name of a keytar.

A Case for the Bass

Rainbow appears with her friends when Applejack bargains with Flim and Flam for her bass guitar, at one point glaring angrily at the two for trying to scam her.

Shake Your Tail

Rainbow sings the titular song with her friends and helps set up the auditorium for the Rainbooms' performance, briefly suggesting a sports theme and eventually combining her and her friends' themes into one.

Perfect Day for Fun

Rainbow sings the song Perfect Day for Fun with her friends and enjoys the Canterlot High School carnival. At one point, she is bested by both Applejack and Spike at a high striker game.

My Past is Not Today

Rainbow briefly appears in a flashback putting her hand on Sunset Shimmer's after her defeat in the first film.

Friendship Through the Ages

Rainbow performs the song with the Rainbooms, singing a verse in the style of classic rock and ultimately smashing a guitar.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Rainbow Dash appears again in Friendship Games, competing in the games against Crystal Prep Academy as part of Canterlot High's Wondercolts team. Rainbow helps motivate her classmates to win the games with a spirited song, ponying-up at the end.

She participates in the Academic Decathlon, where she passes the chemistry, baking, and carpentry contests, but drops out of the spelling bee after misspelling "hippopotamus". She and Sunset Shimmer are paired up in the motocross portion of the Tri-Cross Relay. When the human Twilight Sparkle accidentally summons carnivorous plants from Equestria in the middle of the race, Dash turns around to save Sunset's life in an act of loyalty. She ponies up a second time and wards off the plants, allowing Sunset to win the relay, before getting her magic absorbed by Twilight's amulet. She later regains her magic to empower Sunset and return Twilight to normal after she is transformed into Midnight Sparkle.

The Science of Magic

In this short, Sunset Shimmer tries to see how magic works in the human world. Once Rainbow Dash plays her guitar, she ponies up, and rainbows begin to crawl out of her guitar's cord. This somehow causes something rainbow-colored to splat out of Sunset's monitor.

Pinkie Spy

In this short, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie infiltrate Crystal Prep Academy to check on the competition. While Rainbow Dash tries to be discreet, Pinkie Pie's wacky antics almost give them away, only for Rainbow Dash to ironically and accidentally do this when she reaches her breaking point with Pinkie Pie, forcing them to run.

Depiction in comics

Rainbow Dash appears in My Little Pony Annual 2013. During her freshman year at Canterlot High School, she tries out for the soccer team and joins, but her self-centeredness on the soccer field irritates her teammates and nearly costs them the first game of the season against the Shadowbolts. Thanks to her friends’ efforts, she acts more like a loyal team player. Rainbow mentions early in the issue that she and Fluttershy went to Cloudsdale Junior High together.

Rainbow Dash appears at the end of Return of the Mane-iac.

In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special, Rainbow takes part in a series of slumber parties for Sunset Shimmer. She also becomes a victim of cyber-bullying when "Anon-a-Miss" publishes her poorly graded test paper of her on the internet.

Other depictions

Equestria Girls description

Rainbow Dash is Canterlot high's spirited and sporty superstar. She also happens to be the captain of just about every sports team at school. You'd have to look really hard to find a trophy that doesn't have her name on it. The only thing Rainbow Dash values more than winning is loyalty. So now she's teaming up with Twilight Sparkle and the rest of her gal pals to take back the crown from Sunset Shimmer and restore harmony in Canterlot. Because Rainbow Dash knows that there's no 'I' in team, but there is in friendship.

Rainbow Rocks description

She's brimming with confidence, but Rainbow Dash has the skills to back it up. When she shreds the bass guitar, she always adds something special, electrifying the crowd with her stand-out performance.

Rainbow Rocks Encore description

Rainbow Dash gets her friends together to form The Rainbooms band! She's as awesome as she wants to be when she shows off her lightning-fast guitar skills. Her rockin' style really shines when the band finds their groove![1]

Friendship Games description

Rainbow Dash is the ultimate team player.[2]

My Little Pony mobile game

Rainbow Dash is available as a dancer for the Equestria Girls dance minigame in Gameloft's My Little Pony mobile game.

Merchandise

Several dolls of Rainbow Dash have been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: an "Original Series Single" doll with hairbrush and Wonderbolt pin, a deluxe dress-up doll with additional accessories and hair extensions, a "Hair Play" doll with extra-long hair extensions, a cheerleader doll that is packaged in the Canterlot High Pep Rally Set, an "Equestria Girls Collection" doll that more closely resembles her appearance in the films, and a basic "Budget Series" doll with molded hair.

Five dolls of Rainbow Dash have also been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks: a doll with backstage pass; a doll that comes with a guitar and stamps; a doll that comes with a hairbrush, guitar, and pony Rainbow Dash; a "Neon" doll with backstage pass and headset; and a "Rockin' Hairstyle" doll with hair extensions.

Another three Rainbow Dash dolls have been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games: a "Sporty Style" doll with motocross helmet, a "School Spirit" doll, and a Rainbooms doll that is packaged in a 2-pack with Twilight Sparkle.

Miniature, articulated dolls of Rainbow Dash were released in Winter 2015 as part of the "Equestria Girls Minis" lineup. [3]

Rainbow Dash appears as a pony in Equestria on the fan-designed WeLoveFine art print "Girls in Equestria".

Personality

Like her Equestrian counterpart, Rainbow Dash is very athletic and competitive. She is the captain of every sports team at Canterlot High School, and she effortlessly overtakes Twilight Sparkle in a game of one-on-one. She is also somewhat self-centered, often speaking—and sometimes singing—about her own awesomeness.

In the second film, Rainbow is conceited to the point of frequently calling the Rainbooms her band. However, she humbly steps aside for Twilight to take over lead vocals, and she lets Sunset Shimmer join the band by the end.

Rainbow Dash's strongest trait is her loyalty. She eagerly teams up with Twilight to beat Sunset in the first film, and in the third film, she gives up a victory in the Friendship Games to save Sunset's life. She also able to inspire motivation in others as demonstrated in Friendship Games' CHS Rally Song.

Quotes

"So you're lookin' to dethrone Sunset Shimmer and become Princess of the Fall Formal, huh? Gotta say, I'd really love to see that happen."
— To Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Of course you lost. I'm awesome! But I'm not gonna help just anybody try and beat Sunset Shimmer. The Fall Formal Princess should be someone with heart and determination. You've proved that you've got 'em both!"
— To Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Most people don't know how hard it is to find someone who could use both hands the way a drummer does."
Pinkie on the One
"It was my idea to start the Rainbooms so we could be in the showcase. Plus I'm the lead singer and guitarist."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Be cool enough to win, but not so cool that we end up showing off the whole ears and tails and rainbows thing. Sooo... about twenty percent less cool."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"I know just the song. Fluttershy's written a really great one."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"We're trying to spy on them! Do you even know what the word "spy" means? It means being sneaky! It means not being seen! It means BEING QUIET!"
— To Pinkie Pie, Pinkie Spy
"Well, you don't have to. Because I've totally figured out who it was!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Crystal Prep students are super athletic, super smart, and super motivated. But there's one thing they aren't. They aren't Wondercolts!"
— During the CHS Rally Song, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I know, right? It's probably because I'm so awesome!"
— To Applejack, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I hope the Friendship Games have a music competition, because we would totally rock it!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I wasn't about to let my friend become plant food."
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Better than all right! We won!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Well, we have to play. This is the last event."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Aw, you'll figure it out."
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes
"So, what're you saying?"
— To Sunset Shimmer, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games/Deleted scenes

Gallery

Rainbow Dash on blue Better Than Ever backdrop EG2

Rainbow Dash image gallery

References

  1. Rainbow Dash - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Rainbow Rocks. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2014 July 31.
  2. Rainbow Dash - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Friendship Games. Hasbro.com. Retrieved on 2015 July 27.
  3. Ossie (2015-10-08). Equestria Girls Minis Announced by Hasbro at NYCC. All About MLP Merch. Retrieved on 2015 November 8.

See also

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Characters
Leading characters
Twilight SparkleApplejackFluttershyPinkie PieRainbow DashRaritySunset ShimmerSpike the Dog
Supporting characters
Staff Principal CelestiaVice Principal LunaPrincipal CinchDean CadanceCranky DoodleCheerileeGranny Smith
The Wondercolts Apple BloomBig McIntoshBulk BicepsDerpyDiamond TiaraDJ Pon-3Diamond DogsFlash SentryFuchsia BlushLavender LaceLyra HeartstringsMicro ChipsOctavia MelodyPhoto FinishPixel PizzazSandalwoodScootalooSilver SpoonSnips and SnailsSweetie BelleSweetie DropsTrixie LulamoonViolet Blurr
The Shadowbolts Fleur Dis LeeIndigo ZapJet SetLemon ZestNeon LightsRoyal PinSour SweetSugarcoatSunny FlareSuri PolomareTrenderhoofUpper Crust
Equestrians Twilight SparkleSpike the DragonMane SixPrincess CelestiaPrincess LunaPrincess CadanceStar Swirl the BeardedAdagio DazzleAria BlazeSonata Dusk
Animal companions AngelOpalescenceWinona
Other characters Amethyst StarFlim and FlamGloriosaMr. CakeMrs. CakeMaud PieRoseShining Armor
Other characters
IDW Comic Characters Babs SeedBig Boy and RuntFleetfootMane-iac MayhemMrs. HarshwhinnySpitfireSunflower
Merchandise characters DaisyLily ValleySapphire Shores

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