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When no one is watching (Rainbow Dash) by Taco-slayer When no one is watching (Rainbow Dash) by Taco-slayer
Master of disguise!


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:iconlollipopflower:
lollipopflower Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
These things are hilarious!
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TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
She is the terror that flaps in the night.
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dusknoir64 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
She, is the sardine can that refuses to open,
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MasterBrattan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
She, is RAINBOW DASH!
:icondarkwingduckplz:
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:iconmultifanlovemmm:
multifanloveMMM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
LOL the last one!!!!
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:iconprincesstsparkle:
PrincessTSparkle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Princess Twilight Sparkle
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:iconthatguyontheinterweb:
ThatGuyOnTheInterweb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am the night, I am darkness, I am... bat mare.
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:icondusknoir64:
dusknoir64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
We also would have taken darkwing dash.
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na! BATMARE!
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:icondudebladex:
dudebladeX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
what does applejack do... eat oranges? gasp!
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:iconkingofthecouch:
Kingofthecouch Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
i freaking KNEW IT
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shameful secrets
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
id always thought dash had secrets
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I take it she took Fluttershy's costume?
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:iconmariosonicma:
mariosonicma Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
GASPS.........SHES BATDASH o3o
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DocterWhoovesFan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
that last 2 panels.....you sure she is not related to Raphael? ([link]
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:iconthewatcher509:
thewatcher509 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Now we need to add awesome into the mix- wait, that's already done :icontwilighttwitchplz:
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:iconsoniclink137:
Soniclink137 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
So she can hide even though her Rainbow mane is a dead giveaway?
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spikestormify Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
well, rainbow colors are caused when the mother eats or drinks anything ripe zap apple during pregnancy, so mrs. dash must have ignored the "don't eat zap apples if you are pregnant" rule when she was pregnant with rainbow dash
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Soniclink137 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Except for the fact that Rainbow Dash's dad also had rainbow colors so it's hereditary.
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spikestormify Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
We have no idea who her parents are -.-
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:iconsoniclink137:
Soniclink137 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Games that Ponies play, flash back, we see Rainbow Dash riding piggyback on her dad. And yes, that is confirmed to be her dad.
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:iconspikestormify:
spikestormify Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
It hasn't been announced canon yet, and I know, I'm following Meghan McCarthy on Twitter
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Soniclink137 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
According to what I've heard he's already on the wiki with a name and everything, but then again the comment didn't give me a link to it and Wiki articles aren't always exact.

Either way Rainbow Dash was riding piggyback on an older stallion with the same mane as her, which highly suggests that he is her father.
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:iconphysicistearthpony:
PhysicistEarthPony Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I'm batmare.
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:iconequilibrik:
equilibrik Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it ^^.
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:iconsmirkypony:
Smirkypony Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
About the whole nap thing, people do realise that there is weather happening during the night as well?
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:icontwilightsparkle21:
TwilightSparkle21 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Since when was Rainbow Dash mare-do-well?

...

SO AWESOME!
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:iconlpslover122:
lpslover122 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Artist
lol
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SkalopultonDraw20 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Why would Rainbow Dash wear the Mare Do Well costume? I thought she hate that skit.
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:iconkorralover10:
KorraLover10 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah but when her friends didn't do it anymore she started doing it secretly
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pffft!
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:icontechzeropyro:
TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
You know...I always DID think that the lesson Rainbow Dash might have taken away from the events of Mare Do Well might've been:

"Its okay to showboat and glory hog so long as you wear a costume."
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I disagree, but that is because I understood the true message of the episode... whether or not you can argue if the writers actually pulled it off.
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:icontechzeropyro:
TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
If the audience can not take the intended message away from those events, Rainbow Dash can also learn the wrong thing...
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I took the message just fine myself: "If you allow fame and pride to get to consume your life people can get hurt, and some of the greatest heroes are those others don't know the identity of."
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TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Well, that's the thing.

There's more than just the surface message to take from an episode. Positive OR Negative.

Take how "Suited for Success" has subtext that its all a big allegory for the creative process.

[link]

Should we assume that every time the message-beneath-the-surface is positive or even amazing, that it should be attributed to the writer's genius, but when its negative, it must be because the critic pointing it out must be overthinking things or demanding too much from a "little girl's show?"

Without going into every little detail about why I don't like "Mysterious Mare Do Well" as an episode (The parlor scene where the ponies engaged in the behavior they were supposed to be *correcting*, the ear-scraping "A LITTLE!!!!?" outburst, the fact that we have to assume either off-screen obstinance on Rainbow Dash's part -vilifying even more for the sake of your hack plot- or that the other Element bearers simply did not trust her enough to tell her she was being obnoxious, etc.) the fallacy of this episode:

Hiding your identity for the sake of "teaching humility" is not by dressing up like superhero. "Teaching humility" is dressing up like a hobo. Several different hobos, in fact, so that there is no trace of a single identity to be celebrated. There much not be any status gained at all, to make the lesson all the more clear to your student. (And also you don't run into the obvious failure mode of having your superhero do Magic AND a flyover in quick succession, so that you

As long a the mane six were known as Mare Do Well, that IS an identity.

And in the pic, it seems Rainbow Dash has taken on that identity, immediately inheriting all of that identity's hero-worship. (actually, I wonder if the town hated Rainbow Dash for "chasing Mare Do Well away". Whoops! That wasn't an intended consequence of their lesson!)
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Well you know the intended message, right? Consider making an Episode Expansion to better show the intended message and purpose of the episode without changing the ending or the Mane Six using Mare-Do-Well to teach Rainbow Dash humility.
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TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Well, CR in his review mentioned the idea of the praise going to *Mare Do Wells* heads, and when they do that Appreciation Day, instead of one MDW showing up, FIVE do! And then their is a huge argument where comedy and/or mayhem ensue. Doing it this way expands the message to the (also factual) detail that ANYBODY'S ego can spiral out of control:

[link]

But one idea I had was (mostly because the "Flying + Magic = Obvious Alicorn or multiple ponies and then Twi extols the virtures of MDWs Magic and Fluttershy her flying and Rarity her costume and GET IT THROUGH YOUR DUMB THICK SKULL, RAINBOW DASH!" thing annoys the hell out of me) was for Dash to put two and two together during the parlor scene, but instead of immediately blowing up, actually went sly and sinister (hurt at the insult of her friends stealing her fans and making her feel worthless compared to this super-pony who can do anything, and even outraged at how the others are basically congratulating themselves while at same time talking about the virtues of not bragging or flaunting.) and subtly asked:

"But...which is Mare Do Well's BEST trait?"

And they do take the bait, hook, line, and sinker. Of course, there isn't much need to let Rainbow Dash off the hook either, as when this inevitably goes super-critical, she'll be as much to blame as any of them...

But the main reason I do this is because the idea of Mare Do Well seems flawed from the get go. You don't "teach lessons" to your friends. In fact, every one of Twilight's lessons in Season one came organically from some event that dropped on the Mane Six from external forces. Until Lesson Zero, where Twilight was supposed to learn that trying to force Friendship lessons was a bad thing.

It just feels like Rainbow Dash was turned into the sloppiest kind of Butt Monkey and the entire episode was written carelessly.

What's funny is that of Merriweather Williams's episodes, the one that I was okay with (Dragon Quest) was the one that was blasted to pieces in the opening of "Just for Sidekicks", when those photos tell us why we aren't going to be seeing Pee Wee in this episode. Apparently, the other writers weren't okay with Spike never returning Pee Wee to his parents. Call it cruel, but I find this -hilarious-.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Like I said, make the episode work. Explain and explain it so that the ending and lesson at the end work without significantly changing what is shown but instead changing it through added detail.

One could argue as much as they want certain episodes should haven been made but the fact is that it has... so Make the Canon Work for you instead.
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awesomecraft124 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
second panel of not watching.
did you get aloe and (i can't remember her name) from the comic "the usal"?
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estelaadoptableshop Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
No,they appear in the serie
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:iconawesomecraft124:
awesomecraft124 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
oh, i thought they were oc's in the comic "the usual"
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SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Bravo, dude! You deserve a donut! :donut:
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Taco-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh boy! What flavor!?
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:iconsparkstorm19:
SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
er, chocolate?
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:icontaco-slayer:
Taco-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, I thought it was a donut flavored donut?
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SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Kay, first of all, here's a donut flavored donut!:donut: :D And second of all, they have DONUT FLAVORED STORE?!?!?! :jawdrop:
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nyanprincess Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is all cannon in my mind i tell ya..
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PantherPryde Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The last one is....EPIC!!! :O
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