Rainbow Blaze in a flashback in Games Ponies Play
|Mane|| Light brilliant red|
Light brilliant vermilion
Moderate sap green
Brilliant cornflower blue
|Coat|| Pale, light grayish persian blue (usually)|
Pale, light grayish blue (rarely)
| Cutie mark|
Development and design
Rainbow Blaze shares his design and eye color with Whitewash and Cerulean Skies, shares his eye color and sometimes design with "Thorn", shares his design with Prism Glider and Rainbow Swoop, shares his mane and tail style and eye color with Noteworthy, S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, "Baritone", shares his mane style and eye color with "Grape Crush", "Snow Flight", and S01E16 Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #1, shares his mane and tail style with Goldengrape, Coco Crusoe, Red Delicious, Felix, Apple Cinnamon, "Welch", S04E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #13, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #11, "Cherry Strudel", S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, "Blue Bonnet", "Cloudy Haze", shares his eye color and sometimes mane style with S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, shares his mane style with "Harry Trotter", S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, Aries, and sometimes S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7, S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4, and S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #5, shares his tail style with Comet Tail, Emerald Green, Rare Find, Bright Bulb, S04E22 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #3, "Silver Script", Stormfeather, "Written Script", "Chocolate Haze", "Klein", "Sterling Silver", and "Cool Beans", and shares his mane and tail colors with Rainbow Dash and clown Mayor Mare.
On May 23, 2014, an Enterplay collectible card game developer and trading card writer referred to Rainbow Blaze as Rainbow Dash's dad; on December 17, 2014, IDW comics writer Ted Anderson stated that, of the Mane Six's family and relatives, "we’ve caught the briefest glimpse of Rainbow’s dad in a flashback," implicitly referring to Rainbow Blaze's appearance in Games Ponies Play. On July 10, 2016, Jim Miller stated that "we've never met" Rainbow Dash's parents. In contrast to what was stated in 2014, at the 2016 Middle Equestrian Convention in Poland, My Little Pony character designer Kora Kosicka replied to a fan question concerning Rainbow Blaze, "No, that wasn't the dad." On September 14, 2016, the Enterplay collectible card game's Twitter account stated, "Who said Rainbow Blaze is Rainbow Dash's father? (We just heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily imply it. :)".
Depiction in the series
Rainbow Blaze has made two appearances in the series thus far. The first is in the season three episode Games Ponies Play. He appears in a flashback with a filly Rainbow Dash. Rainbow Dash sits on top of his head as Laurette announces Fillydelphia as the location to host that year's Equestria Games.
Rainbow Blaze is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. His in-game description states, "Rainbow Dash always looked up to this gifted flier, ever since she was a filly. Sometimes literally--he was up in the sky a lot back then!"
Rainbow Blaze was first named on his Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #17 C, which shows him in Canterlot Castle and lists the quote, "Of course Rainbow Dash is a good flier. I taught her everything she knows!"
- "Of course Rainbow Dash is a good flier. I taught her everything she knows!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #17 C of Rainbow Blaze
- Rainbow Blaze, Dashing Mentor on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- With a similar name: Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Flash, Rainbow Swirl, Rainbow Swoop, Rainbow Wishes, Aria Blaze, Blaze, Island Rainbow, and Rainbowshine.
- ↑ MLP: CCG Canterlot Nights Officially Released! Card Extravaganza!. Equestria Daily. Blogger (2014-05-23). Retrieved on 2015 April 23.
- ↑ Ted Anderson (2014-12-17). My Little Pony Holiday Special annotations!. Electrified Fooling Machine. Tumblr. Retrieved on 2015 April 23.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2016-07-10). The Biggest Jerk on Twitter: "@The_Real_Jarkes @BronyCon Well, we've never met them. So, I don't want to nail down anything in case we ever do.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 September 14.
- ↑ Kora Kosicka o przemyśle animacji | Middle Equestrian Convention 2016. YouTube (2016-09-13). Retrieved on 2016 September 13.
- ↑ MLP: CCG on Twitter: "@MLPAllGrownUp @louderyay Who said Rainbow Blaze is Rainbow Dash's father? (We just heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily, heavily imply it. :)". Twitter (2016-09-14). Retrieved on 2016 September 14.