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Rainbow Dash

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Rainbow Dash in A Fine Line

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Rainbow Dash as a CHS freshman in My Little Pony Equestria Girls'

Kind Human
Sex Female
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High School
Rainbooms' lead vocalist/electric guitarist
Employee at sporting goods store
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Eyes Moderate cerise
Hair Brilliant amaranth
Brilliant vermilion
Pale, light grayish olive
Moderate harlequin
Moderate cerulean
Moderate purple
Skin Light ceruleanish gray
Nicknames Dashie, RNXBWDH
Voice Ashleigh Ball (English)
Zuzana Hykyšová (Czech)
Karina Mertens (Dutch, EG2)
Katja Sirkiä (Finnish)
Giuliana Jakobeit (German)
Tanja Schmitz (German, EG3)
Izumi Kitta (Japanese)
Cho Hyun-jeong (Korean)
Agnieszka Mrozińska (Polish)
Raluca Botez (Romanian)
Yelena Chebaturkina (Russian, up to Friendship Games)
Lina Ivanova (Russian, Legend of Everfree, Tales of Canterlot High, Choose Your Own Ending, Rollercoaster of Friendship, and Better Together season 2)
Alena Sozinova (Russian, Summertime Shorts, Better Together season 1 and Forgotten Friendship)
Beril Senvarol (Turkish)
Anastasia Zinovenko (Ukrainian)
Mônica Toniolo (Brazilian Portuguese, Equestria Girls)
Veridiana Benassi (Brazilian Portuguese, Rainbow Rocks)
Anca Iliese (Romanian, Better Than Ever)
Tamara Roman (Romanian, Awesome As I Wanna Be)
Kristina Romanskaya (Russian, Legend of Everfree)

Rainbow Dash's human counterpart appears in the My Little Pony Equestria Girls franchise. She is a student at Canterlot High School and electric guitarist/lead vocalist for the Rainbooms.

Depiction in Equestria Girls

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Rainbow Dash in Equestria Girls.

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Rainbow Dash is Canterlot High School'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.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Rainbow Dash playing guitar in Rainbow Rocks.

Rainbow Dash reappears in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks and its tie-in animated shorts, where she plays lead guitar in her friends' band, the Rainbooms. 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 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.

Rainbow Rocks animated shorts

Rainbow Dash in a shred-off in Guitar Centered.

In Music to My Ears, Rainbow Dash appears briefly at the Sweet Shoppe with her friends, waving to DJ Pon-3. She plays a major role in Guitar Centered, 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.

In Pinkie on the One, Rainbow tries to get Pinkie Pie to help her find a drummer for her band. After seeing that Pinkie needs an outlet for her energy, she recruits her. In Player Piano, she 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. She accompanies her friends when Applejack bargains with Flim and Flam for her bass guitar in A Case for the Bass.

In 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. In Perfect Day for Fun, she sings the titular song 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. In the encore short 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. In Friendship Through the Ages, she performs a verse of the titular song in the style of classic rock and ultimately smashes a guitar.

Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Rainbow competing in the Friendship Games' motocross event.

Rainbow Dash appears again in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: 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 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.

Friendship Games animated shorts

In The Science of Magic, 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. In Pinkie Spy, 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.

Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

Rainbow Dash gains the ability of super speed.

In the fourth Equestria Girls film, Rainbow Dash goes with her friends and classmates to Camp Everfree, where she expresses a desire to play numerous sporting activities. At Camp Everfree, she is paired with Applejack in the Aquamarine Tent. While at the camp, Rainbow's magic undergoes a dramatic change, and she develops the ability of supersonic running speed.

Throughout the film, Rainbow Dash helps her fellow Wondercolts build a new dock for Camp Everfree as part of their "gift for future campers". When camp director Gloriosa Daisy is consumed by Equestrian magic and Twilight Sparkle overcomes her fears of Midnight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash helps her friends defeat Gloriosa. She also assists in saving Camp Everfree from closing by organizing a Crystal Ball fundraiser and offering to have the Rainbooms play.

Equestria Girls: Dance Magic

In the half-hour special Dance Magic, Rainbow Dash helps her friends raise money to renovate Camp Everfree. When Rarity's idea for a music video is copied by the Shadowbolts, Rainbow comes up with the new idea of making a jungle chase-themed music video inspired by Daring Do. She also takes part in the Dance Magic music video near the end of the special.

Equestria Girls: Movie Magic

In the half-hour special Movie Magic, Rainbow Dash accompanies her friends to the set of the Daring Do movie, she being the most excited among them. She and Twilight are the only ones who bring their geodes along with them, and Rainbow attempts to use her super-speed to go after the mysterious cloaked figure lurking around the studio. She is also briefly mistaken for an actress in the Power Ponies movie, cast as Zapp. After discovering a piece of evidence, she is locked in the supply closet, but is later rescued by her friends. In the end, Rainbow helps expose Juniper Montage's thievery and deception, and she convinces the film director to cast her and her friends as extras in the Daring Do film.

Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

In the half-hour special Mirror Magic, Rainbow becomes trapped with her friends in limbo when Juniper Montage acquires a hand mirror enchanted with Equestrian magic. When Starlight Glimmer succeeds in convincing Juniper to let them out, Rainbow and the rest of her friends forgive and accept Juniper as a new friend.

Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts

In Raise This Roof, Rainbow Dash competes against Applejack in a dance-off at the Fall Formal before Apple Bloom and Scootaloo steal their thunder. In Leaping Off the Page, she gets deeply invested in a Daring Do book and imagines herself in a Daring Do adventure. The Get the Show on the Road title card background text includes "RNXBWDH" horizontally flipped. In the short itself, she helps restore the Rainbooms' tour bus. In Epic Fails, Rainbow works at a sporting goods store, and she recalls her most embarrassing moment of kicking a soccer ball into a ball display rack and knocking it over. In Good Vibes, she gives a new pair of shoes to Sunset Shimmer after one of her sandals breaks. She makes supporting or minor appearances in Make Up Shake Up, A Photo Booth Story, Steps of Pep, Monday Blues, Pet Project, and Subs Rock. She appears on posters for the Daring Do movie in The Canterlot Movie Club and in a photograph in Mad Twience.

Better Together/Choose Your Own Ending

Rainbow Dash is a main focus in Queen of Clubs, Aww... Baby Turtles, Lost and Found, Too Hot to Handle, Blue Crushed, and The Last Day of School. She makes supporting or minor roles in A Fine Line, Overpowered, The Finals Countdown, Super Squad Goals, Road Trippin, Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic, Five to Nine, and So Much More to Me.

In the second season, Rainbow Dash is a main focus in Sic Skateboard, in which she films and embellishes a video of Tank performing a skateboarding trick, and in Run to Break Free, in which she sings the titular song about living life in slow motion and uses her super speed to help others. In Best in Show: The Pre-Show, she appears entering Tank in the Canterlot Pet Show. In the following short, they take second place. She makes supporting or minor appearances in Street Chic, Schedule Swap, FOMO, I'm on a Yacht, Festival Filters, Festival Looks, and Do It For the Ponygram!.

In Opening Night, Rainbow Dash is cast as the fairy bootmother in the school play. She is also a possible ending in Best Trends Forever, Fluttershy's Butterflies, Stressed in Show, Constructive Criticism, and Happily Ever After Party. She also makes a cameo appearance using her locker in Text Support.

In the second season, she is a main focus in Sock It to Me and a possible ending in the music festival shorts Wake-Up! and Accountibilibuddies.

Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship

In Forgotten Friendship, Rainbow Dash and her friends are members of the Canterlot High Yearbook Club. Along with the rest of the school, her good memories of Sunset Shimmer are erased by Wallflower Blush using the Memory Stone, causing her to forget her friendship with Sunset and only remember her as a bully. The girls accordingly act hostily towards Sunset for much of the special while enjoying their friendships with each other. After seeing Sunset jump in front of a blast from the Memory Stone intended to erase their memories of high school, the Equestria Girls use their geode powers to destroy the Memory Stone and restore the school's memories. Rainbow and her friends later win the "Best Friends" yearbook superlative, but she expresses dismay that it was put next to the "Best Muscles" superlative in the yearbook because "every time you close the book, it'll be like [they]'re kissing Bulk Biceps".

Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship

In Rollercoaster of Friendship, Rainbow and her friends travel to the Equestria Land theme park during its grand opening after it hires Rarity. The Rainbooms also get booked as the centerpiece for the park's light parade by Rarity's boss, the park's head of pubic relations Vignette Valencia. Rainbow then goes off with Fluttershy to ride the rollercoaster. Intimidated, Fluttershy convinces Rainbow Dash to first try out other rides to warm up. When they actually ride the rollercoaster, Rainbow is the one who gets scared and trembles after they get off, whereas Fluttershy seemingly enjoyed it. She later disengages with Fluttershy after the latter goes off with Vignette. Vignette later tells Rainbow her new vision for her role in the band as a "'50s Sockhop Sweetheart". When Rainbow opposes it, Vignette uses her Equestrian magic-enchanted phone to teleport her away, joining Fluttershy. As most of her friends are also teleported, they are replaced by holograms to perform at the parade and are eventually rescued by Applejack and Rarity. The girls use their powers to destroy Vignette's phone during the parade and take their place as the parade's headliner.

Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown

In the hour-long special Spring Breakdown, Rainbow Dash attends a cruise for spring break with her friends, but her obsession with finding evil Equestrian magic and with the Equestria Girls' identities as superheroes ruins the experience for her friends. Rainbow later leaves the ship on a lifeboat to investigate a strange thunderstorm forming around the ship. She ends up on a remote island and is rescued from quicksand and an Equestrian plant monster by Twilight and Sunset. The three discover a portal to Equestria and travel thorough, after which Rainbow transforms into a Pegasus. After catching up with Princess Twilight, the three borrow the Staff of Sacanas from her to quell a magic lightning storm created when the Storm King's magic leaks into the human world. As the ship sinks, Rainbow and her friends use their superpowers to rescue the ship's passengers, affirming Rainbow's conception of the girls as superheroes and Rainbow uses her super-speed to propel a makeshift lifeboat to the island. Stranded, Rainbow transforms back into a Pegasus when Sunset brings the passengers to Equestria as a means of returning home.

Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass

In Sunset's Backstage Pass, Rainbow Dash attends the Starswirled Music Festival with her friends. On the first day, she accidentally hits Sunset Shimmer with an oar in excitement for the festival at breakfast, and she roasts marshmallows with her friends in the evening. She is unknowingly caught in a time loop and repeats that day for the next three weeks, hitting Sunset with the oar during nearly every loop. In one repeat, she and her friends are kicked out of the festival when Pinkie provokes a security guard. In the final repeat after the time loop is broken, she and her friends spectate PostCrush's concert as they perform with Sunset and Pinkie.

Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped

In "Blizzard or Bust", Rainbow and her friends attempt to fool Principal Celestia into declaring a snow day in order to avoid taking a test. In "Saving Pinkie's Pie", she takes part in a snowball fight, hiding out inside a snowman for two days. In "Winter Break-In", she takes part in giving away toys to kids at the mall. In "Dashing Through the Mall", she races to find a last-minute gift for Fluttershy as part of a Secret Santa-like gift exchange. In "O Come, All Ye Squashful", she is roped into taking an embarrassing costume picture with her friends after a misunderstanding with Applejack.

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 the 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 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]

Legend of Everfree description

Rainbow dash[sic] is the ultimate team player! She’s good at getting her friends together, and she’s as awesome as she wants to be! Entertaining and energetic, she enjoys having fun with her friends![3]

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.


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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.[4]

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


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Like her pony 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 is also able to inspire motivation in others as demonstrated in Friendship Games' CHS Rally Song.

Out of all her friends, Rainbow embraces their heroic pursuits the most, relishing the idea of being a "superhero" and fighting evil. She also uses her powers more often than the others, even for the most mundane of purposes.


"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
"That... is... awesome!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"I need something that looks as awesome as I'm gonna make it sound."
Guitar Centered
"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
"Let's take them down! It's not like we haven't tangled with dark magic before and totally whooped its sorry butt!"
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 wish I never asked any of you to be in my band!"
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
"Crystal Prep students are super athletic, super smart, and super motivated. But there's one thing they aren't. They aren't Wondercolts!"
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
"We're Canterlot Wondercolts. We've got a reputation to uphold! And there was no way we're gonna leave this place without contributing the most awesome camp gift ever!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
"Friends make the best fans!"
— Text message,


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  2. Rainbow Dash - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Friendship Games. Retrieved on 2015 July 27.
  3. Rainbow Dash - MLP: Equestria Girls Character Bios - Legend of Everfree. Retrieved on 2016 July 11.
  4. Ossie (2015-10-08). Equestria Girls Minis Announced by Hasbro at NYCC. All About MLP Merch. Retrieved on 2015 November 8.