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Rainbow doesn't inhale...

This section previously contained a lengthy explanation of a possible configuration of Rainbow's Respiratory system. It would be very efficient and, up until s04e22 Trade Ya, consistent with canon. As the author of this speculation, I discredit it - it is clear to me now that Rainbow's respiratory system works the same way as every other mammal.

- AzureZenith (talk) 17:52, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

Discreditted - AzureZenith (talk) 20:17, May 10, 2014 (UTC) 16:17, May 10, 2014 (UTC)

Super Rainbow Dash

Sonic the Hedgehog can turn into Super Sonic. The Saiyans in Dragon Ball Z can turn into Super Saiyans . In both cases, they become exponentially more powerful. They turn harder, better, faster, stronger, and all-round more epic. What about the fastest flyer ever to come out of Cloudsdale? Fanon has developed a lot of material devoted to the notion of Super Rainbow Dash . To summarize some of the stats on Super RD, see the description of this video . The max speed of 700-800 MPH is obviously an underestimate; the speed of sound is in the 900's, and Rainbow Dash goes at Mach 10 without ascending into Super Rainbow Dash. At one point the video seems to suggest Mach 5, but be patient, it clarifies later on - it's Mach 10. I would estimate that Super Rainbow Dash goes Mach 12 - just to be 20% cooler.

Just to give some notion of how super-ultra-extreme-awesomazing that is:

- Mach 1 is defined as the speed of sound.

- Mach 3.5 is 3.5 times the speed of sound. The fastest small arms munition is the .50 calibre BMG, which goes at this speed. Smaller calibres go slower because the extra speed would be wasted on air-resistance. Larger rounds deliver energy to the target more efficiently by having explosive warheads, and thus travel slower, all the way up to heavy artillery. Rainbow Dash is faster than a speeding bullet, she was just being humble in May the Best Pet Win when she said "it must be fast like a bullet to keep up with me". Perhaps she intended to settle on a more realistic pet, merely travelling at Mach 3.5, and she'd slow down and wait up for it. In fact, 3.5 is the speding bulet's speed.

- Mach 3.8 is, of course, 3.8 times the speed of sound. 

- Mach 3.9: An experimental prototype aircraft travels in atmosphere at this speed. It is the fastest air-breathing vehicle mankind has ever made.

- Mach 5: Rainbow Dash, without performing Sonic Rainboom.

- Mach 6: Super Rainbow Dash, same conditions.

- Mach 8: Escape velocity. Objects go into orbit at this speed. Space shuttles come back from orbit at this speed.  When a stationary 100 micon (1 hair's bredth) paint fleck is in it's way, the fleck creates a 4 foot deep crater in the shuttle's bullet-proof glass windshield.

- Mach 10: Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom. Millimetre-diametre dust particles cause her to blink. As do tears of joy about having saved the Wonderbolt's lives. The incredible kinetic energy of a frequent collisions are no match for Rainbow's 10 metre RHA feathers (RHA means the thickness of steel that would be an equivalent amount of armour), and 5 metre RHA corneas (the thin, clear protective layer over one's pupil. Incredibly strong corneas are necessary on Equestria, since pupils constitute a substantial portion of one's head-on profile).

- Mach 12: Super Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom. She flies upside-down to more easily provide the negative lift needed to keep her from flying out of atmosphere, and out of orbit, into interplanetary space. She no longer needs to blink the incandescent plasma out of her eyes, but squints anyway just to be more tomboyish.

Age

It's very hard to tell because this show seems to put no actual basis on chronological age. I think the only time they have mentioned age is when Fluttershy tells Pinkie Pie that she is a year older than her. But still, just for sh-ts and giggles, if I had to put them youngest to oldest I would order them like this:

1. Pinkie Pie Acts the youngest and is confirmed in one episode to be a year younger than Fluttershy, and still rents a room while the rest of the cast all own homes and/or businesses.

2. Twilight Sparkle Confirmed to have been in school when she left Canterlot. Admittedly, this might have been like University, but her social awkwardness tends to make her seem young.

3. Rainbow Dash She seems young mainly due to her brashness and her childlike idol worship of the Wonderbolts, but still seems older than Twilight Sparkle. She also tends to act very childish, playing pranks and goofing around.

4. Fluttershy It is confirmed that she is older than Pinkie Pie, who is likely very close in age to Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash. She is also shown in one episode working as a veterinarian, treating a mouse's broken leg. Being adept at setting broken legs would take training and practice, all of which would come with time.

5. Applejack She's easily the most adult of the Mane 6, as she is raising her little sister who's parents were killed by Jack Napier or something, and basically runs the entire farm. Although technically this could have been an act of necessity where her parents passed away and she had to step up and take charge of everything, which could have happened to her at any age, it still makes her seem older.

6. Rarity She doesn't act as adult as Applejack, but while the rest of the Mane 6's worries range from impressing their mentors to joining the Wonderbolts, Rarity's worries are all career-based which is much more adult than the rest. Also, in her flashback in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, Cherilee is shown to be in the pageant she designed the costumes for. This either means they were in the same class, or that Rarity was in an older class as she was not acting in it, but rather designing the costumes.

I'm willing to admit, though, that this^^^ is all speculation on my part and the character's individual behaviors and personalities really do have nothing to do with their chronological age. Danieltepeskraus 18:59, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

Progeny

Rainbow Dash is an enigma. she is at least 20% more awesome then any pegasi alive, in fact she is so awesome that we can rightly put in question, whether not is truly is just a pegasus, or something more. She is young, the youngest of the mane six, and I believe that she is in fact an alicorn in the nymph stage, that have not yet grown a horn. 

-GRiND- (talk): Young, OK. BUT, why do you keep thinking that she is the youngest, and where is it confirmed so? Btw her own personality and habits and such have nothing to do with such a thing..

Fact 1: No mortal) ponies in the show have a colour scheme of her level of radiance.

Fact 2: She has a very close physical resemblance to Celestia, especially her colours.

Fact 3: She is the only Pegasus that have ever completed a sonic Rainboom something that as it is considered beyond mortal capabilities. Fact 4: In roman mythology Hyperion have three children: "Luna", goddess of the moon "Sol", god of the sun and "Aurora", goddess of the dawn and the sky.

Fact 5: Rainbow Dash's colour scheme and abilities (sonic rainboom) fits perfectly with that of the mythological goddess Aurora)

Fact 6: While genetics can be used to explain the differences and possibility for getting an earth pony a pegasus or a unicorn, Alicorns or winged unicorns can't. There have been no explanation as to how alicorns are made.

-rphb- (talk) 21:38, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

That's quite an interesting theory. I think being a god would go to her head a little too much, though... ~Bobogoobo (talk) 40px-Lyra_speaks_S2E25.png 21:47, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

1)http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19341/Alicorn is a story about Rainbow Dash and her relation to her mother Celestia after her she grows her horn, which is a followup on the story "Mommy Nearest"

I'm writing a story right now based on that same grown story, and a bunch of other really cool stories about the other mane six that all takes place in the same time.

After that I have planned to write an alternative history story, where Rainbow Dash was born with her horn instead of only resently having grown it.

This meant that she grow up in Cantalot along with her sister Candace and her mothers favourite pupil Twilight. Candace used to foalsit them together even though Rainbow was two years younger. Then when Twilight is asked to go to Ponyville to oversee the summer sun Celebration she is forced to take Celestia's youngest daugther with her.

And you see, even though Rainbow have a larger manapool (raw power) then Twilight she is less focused and never spent the time and effort studying like Twilight did. this means that Twilight can cast much more powerful spells like "teleporation", which Rainbow have never bothered to learn because "studying is boring" and "I can just fly there" As such princess Rainbow have never developed her magic beyond cloud and wind manipulation and basic levitation that all unicorns master.

How will Ponyville reach to the hair apparent of the noble house of Twilight, personal student of Celestia and the god empress unruly child, princess of the sky Rainbow Dash?-rphb- (talk) 15:03, August 13, 2012 (UTC)


A Mach 78 Tornado

A little while ago it occurred to me that they never explained in the cannon how many wingpower is required to do various maneuvers; particularly the sonic rainboom.

Firstly, they only use the wingpower gauge in a single episode, namely Hurricane Fluttershy. Rainbow Dash was gauged at 16.5 wingpower. Shortly before that, in the episode May the Best Pet Win, Rainbow bolted from Ponyville to the top of a nearby hill and back in 2 seconds. The MPH required to do that given the hill, from other episodes, is roughly a mile away is 1,800 MPH if my math is correct. That much on only approximately 12 wingpower (my estimate for how much she had as of that episode) would yield 150 MPH per wingpower. As such, Fluttershy's measly 2.3 wingpower now looks much more interesting given it's 345 MPH.

Furthermore, since the speed of sound is approximately 761 MPH, and Rainbow's max potential at the time of Wonderbolt Academy (11 episodes after Hurricane Fluttershy) had to be at least 400 wingpower to pull a full-scale (possibly mark 4 or higher tornado-scale-wise) along with Lightning Dust (who has equal or possibly slightly less wingpower than Dash), why had neither of them gotten to rainboom speeds or higher given the fact that 400 wingpower is 60,000 MPH or more than 78 times the speed of sound?!

You've forgotten to take into account that wingpower is exponential, not linear. With your estimations, this means that the factor is 1.58, which makes Fluttershy's 2.3 wing power 1.58^2.3 mph, ~2.86 mph. I'm not following the logic of the second half, though. Tornadoes rarely go over 200 mph, aka ~11.58 wingpower. (Note that this is wingpower at sea level (ASL). Wingpower is actually proportional to air pressure, but chances are any pegasi would suffocate before the difference in mach speeds became significant) --{{SUBST:User:Mocha2007andcoco/signature}} 00:28, July 20, 2013 (UTC)

Hyper Rainbow Dash

A Youtube user named (I forgot his named) made a tribute to Hyper Rainbow Dash flying. Her blue coat goes to different colors most commonly very light purple like Hyper Sonic, and her irishes from red to blue, the storm gray cloud on her cutie mark is black. She moves at Mach 8 (I think) and moves at Mach 16 by performing a Sonic Rainboom, she can perform a Sonic Rainboom in 1.5 seconds. She is als 4 times as powerful as Super Rainbow Dash.

  • Mach 5: Rainbow Dash, without performing a Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 6:Super Rainbow Dash, same conditions.
  • Mach 8:Super Rainbow Dash 2, same conditions.
  • Mach 9.5: Super Rainbow Dash 3, same conditions.
  • Mach 10: Rainbow Dash while performing a Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 11: Hyper Rainbow Dash, without performing Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 12: Super Rainbow Dash while performing Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 16:Super Rainbow Dash 2, while performing a Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 19: Super Rainbow Dash 3, while performing a Sonic Rainboom.
  • Mach 22: Hyper Rainbow Dash performing a Sonic Rainboom.

Rainbow Dash is an Earth-Pegasus hybrid

Wings with Earth pony strength might explain why she can fly so fast. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 18:51, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

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