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Rainbow Swoop
(Purple Waters)

Rainbow Swoop S01E16

Rainbow Swoop in Sonic Rainboom

Rainbow Swoop ID S2E15

Rainbow Swoop as an Earth pony in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

Kind Pegasus
Sex Male
Occupation Musician
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More info
Eyes Moderate sea green
Mane Dark gray
Coat Very pale blue violet (show)
Dark magenta (merchandise)
Cutie mark
AiP CM Rainbow
Rainbow Swoop, or Purple Waters, is a background Pegasus pony with a light bluish-purple coat, dark gray mane, sea green eyes, and a cutie mark of a purple, orange, and yellow-striped rainbow. He is not named on the show, but he is named "Rainbow Swoop" with a trademark symbol and "Purple Waters" in different merchandise.

Design

Rainbow Swoop shares his design and cutie mark with Prism Glider, shares his design with Whitewash, Cerulean Skies, Rainbow Blaze, and sometimes "Thorn", shares his mane and tail style with Coco Crusoe, Noteworthy, Goldengrape, Red Delicious, Felix, Apple Cinnamon, "Blue Bonnet", "Baritone", "Cloudy Haze", "Cherry Strudel", "Welch", "Grape Crush", "Harry Trotter", S04E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #13, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #11, and S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, shares his mane style with S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, "Snow Flight", Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #1, Aries, and sometimes S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #5 and S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, shares his tail style with "Klein", "Chocolate Haze", "Sterling Silver", Comet Tail, Rare Find, Emerald Green, Bright Bulb, "Written Script", S04E22 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #3, "Silver Script", Stormfeather, and sometimes S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4 and S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7, and shares his cutie mark with S02E22 Unnamed Pegasus Mare #8 and sometimes Mjölna and Crescent Moon.

Depiction in the series

Rainbow Swoop and Compass Star flying S1E16

Rainbow Swoop's first appearance in Sonic Rainboom.

Rainbow Swoop makes several appearances throughout the series, usually in episodes in which other Pegasus ponies are also featured.

Season one

He first appears in Sonic Rainboom, flying through Cloudsdale alongside Compass Star as Rainbow Dash introduces her friends to the city of clouds.

Season two

Improvised food S2E11

Rainbow Swoop as a famished Pegasus in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.

He later appears as a participant in the pageant in Hearth's Warming Eve; he helps Pinkie Pie with her costume before the pageant begins, and he appears among other Pegasi during.

A wingless version of Rainbow Swoop appears in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000. In Hearts and Hooves Day, he appears briefly in Apple Bloom's vision of a future Ponyville, flying through a house wall. In Hurricane Fluttershy, Rainbow Swoop is one of the Pegasi enlisted by Rainbow Dash to help transport water to Cloudsdale.

Season three

In Wonderbolts Academy, Rainbow Swoop appears in multiple shots as a Wonderbolts cadet, running drills with Warm Front, "Thorn", and Whitewash.

Season four

Bulk Biceps trailing behind S4E24

Rainbow Swoop flew his team's leadoff leg of the aerial relay at the Equestria Games.

Rainbow Swoop appears in numerous shots in Rainbow Falls, flying in the background with Orange Swirl, Prism Glider, and/or "Bon Voyage", and he is also on a qualifying Equestria Games aerial relay team with Orange Swirl and Rainbowshine. He is also seen in Pinkie Pride, watching the Goof Off between Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich and later at Rainbow Dash's birth-iversary party. In Equestria Games, Rainbow Swoop takes part in the titular sporting event with his teammates.

Season five

Rainbow Swoop is among the pegasus ponies bringing winter to Ponyville in Tanks for the Memories, and among the spectators at the finish line in Brotherhooves Social.

Appearances

Times are approximate.

Season one
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 None
15 None
16 9:20 - flying through Cloudsdale with Compass Star
17 None
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 None
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None
Season two
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 2:24, 2:31 - helping Pinkie Pie with her Hearth's Warming Eve pageant costume; 2:51, 3:12 - talking with "Amaranthine"; 5:10 ~ 6:17 - taking part in the pageant; 20:55 - talking with Cherry Berry backstage
12 None
13 None
14 None
15 21:08 - sharing a mug of cider with Emerald Green (no wings)
16 None
17 13:35 - flying through a panic-stricken Ponyville in Apple Bloom's fantasy
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 None
22 0:30 - approaching the Golden Oak Library; 2:21 - inside the library; 8:25 - cheering for Rainbow Dash; 10:02 - looking at Fluttershy; 16:00 ~ 16:17, 17:57, 19:07 ~ 19:22, 20:15 - flying at the Ponyville reservoir (with several duplicates)
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None
Season three
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 2:29 ~ 2:45 - running drills at the Wonderbolt Academy
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
Season four
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 4:49 - on the Equestria Games qualification training grounds; 5:51, 5:56, 6:09, 10:45, 10:51, 11:19, 11:52, 12:24, 18:37 - flying with Orange Swirl and Prism Glider (no cutie mark); 10:56 - flying with Prism Glider (no cutie mark); 11:46 - flying solo (no cutie mark); 13:44 - flying with Orange Swirl and "Bon Voyage"; 20:37 - on a qualifying air relay team with Orange Swirl and Rainbowshine; 20:45 ~ 21:08 - watching the award ceremony from the crowd
11 None
12 13:29 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof-off; 19:47 - at Rainbow Dash's birth-iversary party
13 None
14 None
15 None
16 None
17 None
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 None
22 None
23 None
24 6:10 - awaiting the lighting of the Equestria Games torch; 8:20 - listening to Shining Armor; 11:36, 12:08, 12:14 - participating in the aerial relay
25 None
26 None
Season five
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 10:58, 11:17 - pushing clouds with other Pegasi
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 None
15 None
16 None
17 16:55, 16:57 - standing next to Lyra and Sweetie Drops at the finish line; 17:07 - staring at "Orchard Blossom"
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 None
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None
Season six
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 16:48 - watching the Applewood Derby; 21:02 - watching the do-over of the Derby
15 None
16 None
17 None
18 None
19 12:48 - in the stands of the baseball game
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Other depictions

Wave 10 Blind Bag Rainbow Swoop
A translucent mini-figure toy of Rainbow Swoop was released as part of the tenth wave of mystery pack toys and collector cards and named with a trademark symbol. The collector card depicts him with Soarin's design and states that he "loves to fly over rainbows as fast as he can!"

In the Canterlot Nights expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, Rainbow Swoop is named "Purple Waters" on his own card #41 C, which gives him the description "Purple's albums such as 'The Fence' have made him legendary in Equestria. Singing evocative lyrics like: '...and when DJ-Pon 3[sic] starts spinning different tunes, I'll see the Dark Mare of the moon.' leaves everypony hoof-stomping for more!" Enterplay's May 13, 2014 Canterlot Nights card list lists card #41 C as "Full Spectrum, Prismatic Pony" instead of "Purple Waters, Prismatic Poet/Musician".

Quotes

"...and when DJ-Pon 3 starts spinning different tunes, I'll see the Dark Mare of the moon."
— Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #41 C of Purple Waters

Gallery

Angry pegasus pony S2E11

Rainbow Swoop image gallery

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