Rainbow Blaze in a flashback in Games Ponies Play
|Mane|| Light brilliant red|
Light brilliant vermilion
Moderate sap green
Brilliant cornflower blue
|Coat|| Pale, light grayish persian blue (usually)|
Pale, light grayish blue (rarely)
(S3E12, S6E8, CCG, and mobile game images)
Five-pointed object with a rainbow streak
(mobile game model)
Rainbow Blaze is a male Pegasus pony and "mentor" of Rainbow Dash who appears in the episodes Games Ponies Play and A Hearth's Warming Tail. He has a pale periwinkle coat, a rainbow-striped mane and tail, amber eyes, and a cutie mark in most materials of what appears to be a multicolored airstream through cloud(s) and in Gameloft's mobile game of a five-pointed object with a rainbow streak. He is unnamed in the show, but he is named in merchandise and other media.
Development and design
Rainbow Blaze shares his design and eye color with Whitewash and Cerulean Skies, his eye color, usual cutie mark design, sometimes design, and rarely coat color with "Thorn", his design with Rainbow Swoop and Prism Glider, his mane and tail style and eye color with Noteworthy, "Baritone", Felix, M2 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, "Pink Drink", S07E13 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, and S08E21 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, his mane style and eye color with S01E16 Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #1 and "Grape Crush", his mane and tail style with Red Delicious, Crusoe Palm, "Welch / Cloudy Haze", Goldengrape, "Blue Bonnet", "Cherry Strudel", Apple Cinnamon, Neigh Sayer, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, Don Neigh, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, "Adante", "Log Jam", S05E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #16, S05E09 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S05E26 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S06E09 Unnamed Earth Stallion #3, S06E18 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S06E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #5, S06E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #9, S07E13 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7, and S08E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, his eye color and sometimes mane style with S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, his mane style with "Harry Trotter", S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, Aries, and sometimes S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4, S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #5, and S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7, his tail style with "Chocolate Haze", "Klein", Emerald Green, "Written Script", Comet Tail, Rare Find, Stormfeather, "Silver Script", Bright Bulb, Roger Silvermane, S04E22 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #3, and "Cool Beans", his usual cutie mark design and rarely coat color with "Bluebell", his usual cutie mark design with S04E08 Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #1 and rarely "Eiffel", his color scheme with Bow Hothoof, and his mane and tail colors with Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Dash, and clown Mayor Mare.
On May 23, 2014, an Enterplay collectible card game developer and trading card writer referred to Rainbow Blaze as Rainbow Dash's dad; on December 17, 2014, IDW comics writer Ted Anderson stated that, of the Mane Six's family and relatives, "we’ve caught the briefest glimpse of Rainbow’s dad in a flashback," implicitly referring to Rainbow Blaze's appearance in Games Ponies Play. On July 10, 2016, Jim Miller stated that "we've never met" Rainbow Dash's parents. In contrast to what was stated in 2014, at the 2016 Middle Equestrian Convention in Poland, My Little Pony character designer Kora Kosicka replied to a fan question concerning Rainbow Blaze, "No, that wasn't the dad." On September 14, 2016, the Enterplay collectible card game's Twitter account stated, "Who said Rainbow Blaze is Rainbow Dash's father? (We just heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily imply it. :)".
Depiction in the series
Rainbow Blaze has made two appearances in the series thus far. The first is in the season three episode Games Ponies Play. He appears in a flashback with a filly Rainbow Dash. Rainbow Dash sits on top of his head as Laurette announces Fillydelphia as the location to host that year's Equestria Games.
Rainbow Blaze is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. His in-game description states, "Rainbow Dash always looked up to this gifted flier, ever since she was a filly. Sometimes literally -- he was up in the sky a lot back then!"
Rainbow Blaze was first named on his Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #17 C, which shows him in Canterlot Castle and lists the quote, "Of course Rainbow Dash is a good flier. I taught her everything she knows!"
- "Of course Rainbow Dash is a good flier. I taught her everything she knows!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #17 C of Rainbow Blaze
- Rainbow Blaze, Dashing Mentor on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Rainbow Blaze on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Characters with a similar name: Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Flash, Rainbow Harmony, Rainbowshine, Rainbow Swirl, Rainbow Swoop, Rainbow Wishes, Island Rainbow, Blaze, Autumn Blaze, and Aria Blaze.
- MLP: CCG Canterlot Nights Officially Released! Card Extravaganza!. Equestria Daily. Blogger (2014-05-23). Retrieved on 2015 April 23.
- Ted Anderson (2014-12-17). My Little Pony Holiday Special annotations!. Electrified Fooling Machine. Tumblr. Retrieved on 2015 April 23.
- Jim Miller (2016-07-10). Big Jim on Twitter: "@The_Real_Jarkes @BronyCon Well, we've never met them. So, I don't want to nail down anything in case we ever do.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 September 14.
- Kora Kosicka o przemyśle animacji | Middle Equestrian Convention 2016. YouTube (2016-09-13). Retrieved on 2016 September 13.
- MLP: CCG on Twitter: "@MLPAllGrownUp @louderyay Who said Rainbow Blaze is Rainbow Dash's father? (We just heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily imply it. :)". Twitter (2016-09-14). Retrieved on 2016 September 14.
- Rainbow Dash And her Dad by Vector-Brony. DeviantArt (2013-03-06). Retrieved on 2018 September 29.