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Agiri 481217

So how does everyone here feel about the whole "AJ should be loyalty, RD should be honesty" thing?

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 481218

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Seems to fit. They're both pretty honest and loyal, but AJ's corest of core traits is reliability. Not sure about Dash.


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>Not sure about Dash.
Element of Awesome?

Agiri 481221

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Would be a pretty interesting episode to watch Dash learn the difference between being tactfully honest and rudely honest.

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 481237

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It's my head canon that the Elements of Harmony earned their element by exemplifying it, but their power is invoking that trait in others. So Dash doesn't have to be loyal and Applejack can lie but with a supernatural tendancy you'll always find that,

1) Everyone is on Rainbow Dash's team
2) Nobody can lie to Applejack
3) Being mean to Fluttershy is unheard-of
4) Good luck not laughing when Pinkie is around
5) Everyone bends over backwards for Rarity
6) Everyone is friends with Twilight Sparkle

So, ideally Rainbow Dash wouldn't be the most loyal pony, but the kind of pony you'd want to be loyal to.

That said, the real reason AJ and RD are swapped is because after you claim someone is for instance the most honest pony in the land, it's funny to make them lie. It's just attempted comedy from the 4th wall.

Agiri 481239

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Wow, I never thought about it like that! That's surprisingly accurate!

Heavy Mole 481240

I see it as a thing the characters struggle with in relation to their worldly ambitions. So for Rainbow Dash, it's the balance between being recognized for personal accomplishments and remembering where she comes from; for AJ, it's being honest in the face of sullying her reputation (which she cares about) as a dependable worker.

Anonymous 481241

Makes sense I guess

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 481243

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>3) Being mean to Fluttershy is unheard-of

Agiri 481244


probably one of the best pony pictures ever made

Awesome eel 481245

No, courage.

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481247

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Yeah in the first (or maybe it was the second) episode. Applejack represents loyalty because she tells twilight to let go and fall off a cliff.

Like >>481217 AJ's thing is mostly reliability

Maybe she should be the element of assurance

Idk about RD shes a terrible friend all of her episodes end like "dear princess, today i learned not to be such a cunt.... Again"

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481248

Meant to link >>481218 to that second part

Agiri 481249

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>Idk about RD shes a terrible friend all of her episodes end like "dear princess, today i learned not to be such a cunt.... Again"

I really don't think that's fair. I hear people say this all the time and I think it's way too harsh.

The whole point of her character is that she tries to act cool, but deep down she's a great friend. That's why her element is loyalty.

Now, Rainbow Rocks RD was a cunt, probably because she didn't learn all the lessons that pony RD learned

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481250

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Thats the thing though, she doesnt learn anything lol ever

Like she be like "today i learned not to do this" and then she go and do it again.

Kinda like the fluttershy thing where every episode she overcomes her fear until the next episode where shes back to being frightened again.

Agiri 481251

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I think looking at the character difference between pony RD and human RD shows just how much she has learned.

You can tell that pony RD is much more humble in the more recent episodes.

Especially with the whole Daring Do thing

But you have to remember, every episode is written by different writers, so there'll always be discrepancies

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481252

Yeah i guess so. Lol she just has a very undesirable personality. Humble is definately not a word i would use to describe her

Agiri 481253


she's not humble, just... more humble than she was.

She's improved a lot IMO

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481254

Lol baby steps

Agiri 481255

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I think that's what makes her one of the more interesting characters

Her personality has evolved more than any other pony arguably

Rumbleanon 481257

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>Rainbow Dash

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481258

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Sry i fell asleep.

Id say twilights personality has changed the most for the better lol and rarity's personality has changed most for the worst

Agiri 481260

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>and rarity's personality has changed most for the worst


Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481261

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less generous i would say.


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Boy, as a Rara/Dashie fan, this is not friendly territory for me.

She's no more courageous than others. Cite: Castlemania.

Reading your post, I was going to mention Flutters, but you beat me to it.

But she had a whole song about how generous she was. She even bought Spike a hotdog/carrot contraption.

Anonymous 481263

Element of Balls.

Anonymous 481264

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#High-Tier Horses

Awesome eel 481265

You are mistaking courage for bravery.

I'm brave but not courageous.

She is courageous but not brave.

Courage is rising above fear, like when she snapped out of her anxiety to attempt her sonic rain boom.

Bravery is pretty much the lack of fears in general, they enter this 'berserk' kind of mind. Brave people are the rare breed of crazy kind you can't intimidate even with a bazooka.


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I disagree. And plus, even if we go with your definitions I don't agree with, she still didn't display courage, rising about fear, in Castlemania.

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481270

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Oh im quite the rarifag myself but i honestly wonder if shes legit generous like she was in season one

Agiri 481272

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somewhat relevant, this was posted to the MLP facebook page:

>"Generosity never goes out of style." And in season 5, generosity is Rarity's best accessory!


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She was so generous in season 3, she gave her episode to Applejack.

Rumbleanon 481274

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Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 481275

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Finally some rarity episodes


Rambler!ataraxialdpod 481319

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Seems to fit either way. I wouldn't mind a switch.

Anonymous 481322

She has, she just has had Suited in a while because they already did Suited. Just less obvious

Awesome eel 481361

What about the episode when she arise above her anxiety, making a sonic rainboom to save Rarity?

Castlemania was just purposefully making every ponies scared cats, even Apple Jack, the cool headed one was afflicted. Most of them were kinda OOC or they were affected by mass hysteria.

Anonymous 481365

>mass hystmareia.

Anonymous 481366

Hors puns lel

Anonymous 481373

Rainbow dash is only honest because she doesn't know when to shut up, she's rude and doesn't consider that what she may say could be inappropriate or hurt someone's feelings.
AJ is only so reliable because she has the pressure of being the backbone of her family

>Being mean to Fluttershy is unheard-of
did you watch the iron will episode?

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 481375

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>> X is only Y because of fundamental character traits and significant events in their life

>>the iron will episode?

Oh yeah, that worked out real well for them.

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