Rainbow Dash

Rainbow Dash
Species Pegasus
Type Main Characters
Eyes Strong rose
Mane Rainbow striped
Coat Pale cyan
Cutie Mark A cloud with a striking rainbow thunderbolt
Special Trait Her flight abilities outmatch many other Pegasus'
Voice Actor(s) Ashleigh Ball (English)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe (Danish)
Iris van Kempen (Dutch)
Katja Sirkiä (Finnish)
Melanie Dambermont (European French)
Giuliana Jakobeit (German)
Zita Gruber (Hungarian)
Federica Valenti (Italian)
Izumi Kitta
Siri Nilsen (Norwegian)
Agnieszka Marek (Polish)
Silvia Suzy (Brazilian Portuguese)
Eva Ordeig (European Spanish)
Analiz Sánchez (Latin American Spanish)
Frida Sandén (Swedish, DVD version)
Jill Wrethagen (Swedish, TV version)
Singing Voice Kona Laersia (Finnish)
Renata Bertolas (Italian)
Anneli Heed (Swedish)

Rainbow Dash is one of the main characters in the series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is a Pegasus that loves to be fly and be fast. Rainbow Dash is responsible for clearing the skies of clouds in Ponyville. Twilight Sparkle tells her that she cannot possibly clear the sky in enough time to make The Wonderbolts want her on their team to perform for the Summer Sun Celebration. She mentions that she can clear the skies "10 seconds flat" and does just that. She is often shown bragging about her abilities and shows off a lot of the time. Despite that she brags a lot, she is very loyal to her friends which causes her to possess the Element of Loyalty Of the main six ponies, she was the first to earn her Cutie Mark and indirectly helped all of her friends get their Cutie Marks before she knew them. She talks about the Wonderbolts frequently throughout the show, expressing that it is her dream to be apart of the Wonderbolts.



Rainbow Dash as a Filly

Rainbow Dash is one of the most colorful ponies in the show. Her hair consists of six different colors; purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red (like a rainbow). Her mane is a light blue shade and she has strong rose colored eyes.

As a Filly she doesn't really change. Except, of course her wings are smaller and her hair is a bit different.

Cutie Mark

Her cutie mark is a cloud with a rainbow thunderbolt striking out of it. She got this cutie mark while she was in a race. When she was younger, she went to Cloudsdale with Fluttershy. At the time Fluttershy was getting picked on by 2 Pegasus because of her poor flying skills when Rainbow Dash came in and challenged them to a race. When the race started she was in the lead, and that was the first time she had flown that fast before. As the race went on, Rainbow Dash fell behind one of the bullies and instead of giving up, she pressed onward so fast that she ended up creating her first Sonic Rainboom. After she had realized what she had done, her cutie mark appeared as a result of being fast and winning the race.


She is often portrayed as conceited and brags about her accomplishments. She is a very competitive person, shown in Fall Weather Friends, where Applejack and Rainbow Dash create an Iron Pony Competition to see who is the most athletic. However, even though she brags, she is the most loyal pony out of all of her friends. In the pilot episode 2, Elements of Harmony, she is given the Loyalty Element when she turns down the opportunity to join the Shadowbolts for her friends instead.

Every single one of her friends (that she didn't know at the time) didn't have their cutie mark until after the first Sonic Rainboom happened. The Sonic Rainboom was the reason why every pony got their Cutie Mark. It caused every friend to get there cutie mark nearly right after hers. (Fluttershy's taking care of animals, Rarity's love for gems and fashion, Twilight Sparkle's talented magic spells, Applejack's love for Sweet Apple Acres, and Pinkie Pie's constant need to be happy and throw parties)


Rainbow Dash is very a very accomplished flier, being both agile and fast in the air. In the very first episode, she claims that she can clear the skies of Ponyville "in ten seconds flat" to Twilight Sparkle, and nonetheless she proves this to her. She also spends a lot time practicing impressive and flashy aerial acrobatic maneuvers, like the Rainblow Dry (a mini-tornado which sucks away moisture), which she used the Rainblow Dry on Twilight Sparkle in episode one. Her other moves are the Super Speed Strut (running on the ground while flying at high speeds), the Fantastic Filly Flash (a nose-dive followed by a swift recovery) and finally, the Buccaneer Blaze (is a move that produces a incredible explosion of light somehow, which she does in the episode The Ticket Master but it cannot be seen).

Rainbow Dash can fly fast enough to create small tornadoes and rip water droplets from their clouds. She uses this ability to fly through clouds and uses the rain to create a rainbow against herself on landing, the name for this trick is unknown.

But her most signature move is the Sonic Rainboom. She has performed this move twice, once in the episode which has the same name as her move Sonic Rainboom and once as a filly which is shown in the episode Cutie Mark Chronicles. Before Rainbow Dash did it in the episode Sonic Rainboom, people considered it to be an old Mares tale (maybe no one remembers her doing it as a filly). Her ability to be able to do this move probably indicates that can she fly over Mach 1 speed. The Sonic Rainboom is also inspired by the Sonic Boom.

In the episode Call of the Cutie when she is trying to help Apple Bloom find her special talent, she is shown with a black belt in karate. Although it is never shown that she is ever actively displays any martial art abilities. Though, she may of got the belt just to look like an appropriate coach for Apple Bloom but not actually possessing any of the skill.


Rainbow Dash resides in the sky over Ponyville, which she works in to keep clear of clouds. As she has control over the clouds, she is able to use them for anything she wants. She can make them evaporate or rain, and she can use them to lounge around on for whenever she is talking to a local resident or passer-by.

Episode Appearances

Rainbow Dash first appears in Mare in the Moon accidentally flying into Twilight Sparkle. She appears in every episode except Look Before You Sleep, Feeling Pinkie Keen, and Stare Master. She also only has background appearances in episodes eighteen, The Show Stoppers; and twenty, Green Isn't Your Color.

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