"Are you sure about this, Scootaloo? I've never even heard of a pony zip-lining before."
"Neither have I, but Spike told me it was awesome!"
I'm freeee falling down...free falling....
Scootaloo with derped eyes.
We shouldn't have done that.
Well, considering tree saps can't be considered a cutie mark, then I say no.
If getting cutie marks would involve getting covered in tree sap, then there's no use.
"You know where we can find a cannon at this hour?"
"Maybe we should do something less dangerous?"
Here ya go and clean 'em up!
"This town is full of ponies who have their cutie marks. Why don't we ask them how they did it?"
"That's a great, safe idea."
"And we can start with the coolest pony in Ponyville."
"Come on, guys, I said "cool"! You know who I'm talking about."
"She's fast. She's tough."
Hit the bucket, like a boss!
"She's not afraid of anything!"
"The greatest flyer ever to come out of Cloudsdale!"
"That makes much more sense."
"Let's find out how Rainbow Dash found her cutie mark!"
I should have cleaned my hooves before high-hoofing.
We have to find Rainbow Dash!
Rabbits with apples. Wonder where did they steal those from?
Applejack, just half a second before the crash.
Applejack, a few seconds after the crash.
"Hey sis! How'd you get your cutie mark?"
"I never told you that story?"
If that's what you fillies wanted to hear, then I'll tell you mah story.
Wow, Granny. You REALLY haven't changed
Who knew Applejack wanted to live in a sophisticated life during her foalhood years?
Walking along in Manehattan.
Wow...all of those big towers!
Filly Applejack in Manehattan
Enter it and it's time to get fancy.
Aunt and Uncle, ya there?
Well, hello there, little Applejack!
"Thank y'all so much for lettin' me stay!"
Let's fancy those manes up and you'll be living a new life in no tme!
How are you finding good old Manehattan?"
A young Applejack with bangs, with her city relatives.
"Where I'm from, nights are so quiet you seldom hear a peep until the roosters wake you."
"What in the world is a rooster?"
Just keep smiling, Applejack. Just keep smiling.
Applejack tries her best to forget her embarrassment.
Ah finally, it's time to get eatin'.
Uhuh, surely this'll make me feel full, right?
looks very disappointed about her dinner.
Applejack is currently experiencing the emotion of homesick.
This makes her a sad, sad pony, until...
...a rainbow pointing back to her home.
Troting back to the Sweet Apple Acres
Where I belong, is the life in the farm.
Applejack is awarded with her cutie mark.
Y'all stealin' my apples?!
"That was such a sweet story."
Bleh! That was such a terrible story!
Let's hear a real cutie mark story from Rainbow Dash!
Wait, what is Fluttershy doing there?
I have to stop this scooter!
Fluttershy would do anything to protect her animals.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders, just seconds before the crash.
Fluttershy helps some ducklings cross safely.
Who's obviously the most caring pony ever?
"You really should be more careful. Somepony could get hurt."
"Why are you in such a hurry anyway?"
"We're trying to find Rainbow Dash, so we can hear how she earned her cutie mark."
"You know, I wouldn't have gotten my cutie mark if it weren't for her."
She would be happy to tell you her story.
It was all when I was just a little filly...
The most adorable thing on that cloud.
I know what's going to happen next.
How could this happened to me? I made my mistake...
Fluttershy as a filly about to crash into a flag
This is the most humiliating moment Fluttershy has ever experineced.
Filly Fluttershy after being humiliated at Summer Flight Camp
Dashie in the sky, she can fly twice as high! Take a look, the flying she took! A flying Rainbow!
Rainbow Dash's shadow can be visible
My little Dashie/My little Dashie/A-standing up for Fluttershy...
Did she just stand up for me?
"Keep making fun of her and find out!" A true loyal pony.
"Why don't you prove it?"
"What do you have in mind?"
Filly Rainbow Dash prepares for the race and also a life changing moment
Fillyshy falling from a cloud
I don't need my wings, I use my legs!
"What is this place filled with so many wonders?"
"Casting its spell, that I am now under."
"Squirrels in the trees..."
"...and the cute little bunnies."
"...and bees with their honey."
"Oooh, what a magical place. And I owe it all..."
"...to the Pegasus race."
"If I knew the ground had so much up its sleeve. I'd have come here sooner, and never leave."
Ah, what's that loud noise?
Always run away when sonic rainbooms occur, bunnies. Always run away.
You bunnies really need to cool down.
Fluttershy, knows what she has to do.
Get out of there. Everything's fine.
Don't be scared, little bunnies.
Fluttershy can talk underwater.
Fillyshy surrounded by her new friends
...and her new cutie mark.
"Wait, wait, wait. What happened to Rainbow Dash?"
"Oh. Well, I wasn't there, so I don't really know what happened."
"Come on, Crusaders. We've gotta find her. Besides, I can't take any more singing."
"Maybe my sister knows where she is. Bye, Fluttershy!"
Do I have to look at this measuring tape?
"We're never gonna get our Cutie Marks!"
"Are you girls still obsessing over your cutie marks?"
"Most other fillies at school already have theirs."
"Mmm, I know how you feel. For the longest time I couldn't figure out why I didn't have mine."
Take us back years ago...
Looks like Cherilee. And on her left, different colored Applejack. On her right, different colored Pinkie Pie.
There's an adorable, white filly back there. She looks familiar.
Rarity doesn't seem as pleased with her costumes as everyone else
"They need to be spectacular!"
Rarity as a filly, designing costumes for a school play.
A rather sad young Rarity.
But then, destiny decides to glow her horn.
Filly Rarity gets dragged by her horn through the woods
You see, I've been dragged through the desert as a horse with no mark, hoping my horn would do more than spark...
Filly Rarity gets dragged by her horn over the mountains
Her horn still pulling her away, does it?
Filly Rarity slams into Tom (or not)
Young Rarity stares in awe before her destiny...
Rarity is not pleased her destiny is a rock
What a shocking experience.
That explosion is occurring everywhere in Equestria.
A big rock split to reveal...
Ah, this is a perfect opportunity.
Minuette and Sea Swirl, amazed by the gems.
A young filly, similar to Cheerilee.
"Auugh! These namby-pamby stories aren't getting us any closer to our cutie marks!"
"It's all about finding out who you are and boring stuff like that!"
"Yes, Scootaloo, that's exactly..."
I don't get that Scootaloo.
"Come on, girls! We need action! We need Rainbow Dash!"
Looks like Scootaloo is still unsuccessful at getting to Rainbow Dash.
This time, the Crusaders are hearing a story of how Twilight got her cutie mark.
The ponies all waiting for the Summer Sun Celebration to begin.
The ponies, seem excited.
The guards blow the horns!
Ponies awaiting Princess Celestia.
Just keep smiling, Twilight. Just keep smiling.
And there she is, the ruler of Equestria.
Twilight is anticipating.
Princess Celestia is like God.
Looking down at the crowd.
Come on, magic! Do what you have to do.
And there she was able to master... the art of turning pages! With magic!
Even as a filly, she loved to read.
Twilight's mother and father.
"I had to pass an entrance exam!"
Twilight's parents encourage Twilight to pass.
"I'm sorry I wasted your time."
I feel a magical connection coming on.
Spike just after being hatched
Twilight is going SUPER SAIYAN!
Twilight's power is so high, it caused all the examiners to levitate!
You take/Two houseplants/And put 'em to the test...
Princess Celestia is intrigued by Twilight Sparkle's raw power.
Uncontrolled Magic ability
Everything is just going to be fine.
And then, everything is fine.
"You have a very special gift. I don't think I've ever come across a unicorn with your raw abilities."
"But you need to learn to tame these abilities through focused study."
"Twilight Sparkle, I'd like to make you my own personal protege here at the school."
Well, look at that. Twilight acquired her cutie mark.
Meanwhile, in the present...
"Yeah, thrilled. Let's get out of here while we still can."
Everypony is watching you for signs...
The Crusaders are on the way to Rainbow Dash.
"Why don't we ever smash into Rainbow Dash?"
"You're looking for Rainbow Dash? If I was her, I'd be at Sugarcube Corner. Of course, if I was anyone, I'd be at Sugarcube Corner."
"Hey! I have an idea! Wanna go to Sugarcube Corner?"
"Well, we're sort of looking for Rainbow Dash, so we can hear how she got her cutie mark."
Closeup of Pinkie and her helmet.
"Cutie mark? Come with me and I'll tell you how I got mine!"
"My sisters and I were raised on a rock farm outside of Ponyville. We spent our days working the fields."
Check out Pinkamena farming boring rocks
"When all of a sudden..."
Until a sonic rainboom came and knocked her out of her socks
THAT'S the Pinkie Pie we remember
Between a rock and a rainbow
"I never felt joy like that before. It felt so good I just wanted to keep smiling forever."
"And I wanted everyone I knew to smile too, but rainbows don't come along that often."
"I wondered, how else could I create some smiles?"
A whole night passes. (And for some reason, on this one night, Nightmare Moon isn't in the moon.)
Wondering what Pinkie's up to...
"Pinkamina Diane Pie! Is that you?"
"Mom! I need you and dad and the sisters to come in. Quick!"
She started throwing parties as fast as you can blink
"You like it? It's called..."
Pinkie Pie surprises her family with a party
I can't tell what they're feeling
Pinkie's family smile at Pinkie Pie's first party.
"And that's how Equestria was made!"
"Maybe on the way home I can tell you the story of how I got my cutie mark. It's a gem!"
That's just Pinkie being Pinkie!
Keep your head held high Scootaloo.
"Rainbow Dash! You're here!"
"I hear you're looking for my cutie mark story?"
"You have no idea what I've been through today to hear that story."
You think you can beat us?
Getting ready to defend Fluttershy's honour
Rainbow and the colts, just seconds before the race starts.
I will surely win this race.
The racing pegasi don't notice an Earth pony
on the clouds.
And the colts are catching up!
Haha, nothing can stop me from winning!
Rainbow Dash during the race.
Once she gets to that cloud ring, ...
The very first Sonic Rainboom ever.
I'm so going to beat them!
Filly Rainbow Dash amazes a crowd with her Sonic Rainboom.
RD performing the Sonic Rainboom.
Cutie Mark appearing upon her flank.
Rainbow Dash's 20% cooler Cutie Mark
"And that, little ones, is how you earn a cutie mark."
"Wait a second. I heard that explosion. And I saw the rainbow too."
"If you hadn't scared the animals, I never would have learned I could communicate with them and gotten my cutie mark. "
"I heard that boom! And right afterwards there was this amazing rainbow that taught me to smile."
"When I got my cutie mark, I saw a rainbow that pointed me home. I bet it was your sonic rainboom!"
"There was an explosion I could never explain..."
"...when I got my cutie mark."
"If that explosion didn't happen when it did, I would have blown my entrance exam."
"Rainbow Dash, I think you helped me earn my cutie mark too!"
"We all owe our cutie marks to you!"
"Do you realize what this means? All of us had a special connection before we even met. "
"We've been BFFs forever..."
"...and we didn't even know it!"
"Gimme a break. Come on, Crusaders! Maybe we just need to try zip-lining again."
The CMC in a group hug, much to Scootaloo's dismay.
"Dear Princess Celestia..."
"Today I learned something amazing!"
"Everypony everywhere has a special magical connection with her friends, maybe even before she's met them!"
"If you're feeling lonely and you're still searching for your true friends, just look up in the sky."
"Who knows? Maybe you and your future best friends are all looking at the same rainbow!"
"Gross! When did you get so cheesy?"