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Rainbow Dash is a fictional character from the My Little Pony line of toys from Hasbro. First appearing in the direct-to-video special A Charming Birthday in 2003, she is currently a character in the children's television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She is voiced by Venus Terzo in her G3 version, Anna Cummer in her Core 7 counterpart, and Ashleigh Ball for her Friendship is Magic incarnation. In Friendship Is Magic, she represents the element of loyalty.

Rainbow Dash Height = 1,20 as a pony 1,60 as a human
My Little Pony chairacter
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Rainbow Dash, as seen in Friendship Is Magic
First appearance A Charming Birthday (2003)
Vyced bi Venus Terzo (Generation 3)
Anna Cummer (Core 7)
Ashleigh Ball (Friendship Is Magic)
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Species Pegasus
Gender Female
Thrift Kite Shop Owner (Generation 3)
Fashionista (Core 7)
Weather Patrol (Generation 4)
Athlete (Generation 4)

She is a blue Pegasus (Winged horse) with a rainbow mane and tail, who is known in Cloudsdale for her Double Rainboom and incredible speed when clearing clouds.

Creation and DevelopmentEedit

Generation 3Eedit

Rainbow Dash was first released in 2003 and was released more than five times. Her first two releases were facin left and right, respectively. The next release was Tea Time with Rainbow Dash, a Pretty Pony Fashion. The fourth release was an accessory set: Ponyville Picnic with Rainbow Dash. Her fifth release was in the year 2007, whan she was re-released in the Favorite Friends set, along with Pinkie Pie, Sunny Daze, and Wysteria. This time, she has a colour gradient on her left hind leg. She has been released many times in the new uniform pose as part of the Core 7.

Role and PersonalityEedit

Generation 3Eedit

Personality wise, Rainbow Dash is very mature and motherly. She is very glitzy, loves adventure, an obsesses with anything rainbows. Her trademark quote is "Darling" and "Rainbows Darling, Rainbows", she also has a Mid-Atlantic accent in all pre-Core 7 movies.

Core 7Eedit

Rainbow Dash's character was given a complete overhaul for the Core 7. Starting in 2008, her accent was removed and she was given a trademark North American accent. In likeness of "darlings", she now quips her new catch phrase, "dashing". Instead of being the adventurous rainbow-rider she used to be, she is now only a glamour girl and fashion expert. She still remains obsessed with rainbows and pretty colours, true to the original Rainbow Dash.

Friendship Is MagicEedit

In Friendship Is Magic, Rainbow Dash is a tomboy who is very brave and bold, but mischievous and proud, as well as being insensitive. She has great speed and works with the other Pegasi to move clouds around the sky and adjust the weather. Her lifelong dream is to join the Wonderbolts, Equestria's aerobatic flight team. Rainbow Dash's signature move is the Sonic Rainboom, in which she flys fast enough to break the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom and a rainbow-hued shock wave at the same time. It is revealed that when she did this move for the first time, she earned her cutie mark and set in motion a chain of events that allowed the other five main characters to earn theirs as well.

ReceptionEedit

Rainbow Dash has been criticized by some for being portrayed as a negative stereotype of lesbians.[1] Later, Lauren Faust issued a rebuttal, saying that there was nothing to suggest within the show that Rainbow Dash portrays only sexuality.[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Kathleen Richter (December 10, 2010). "My Little Homophobic, Racist, Smart-Shaming Pony". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  2. Lauren Faust (December 24, 2010). "My Little NON-Homophobic, NON-Racist, NON-Smart-Shaming Pony: A Rebuttal". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved December 9, 2011.