"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!"
Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle, don't look so thrilled.
And there they go!
That's not a good sign.
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?
Well, that was close.
Where yer rabbits going?
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.
The Empire Gait Building
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!
Nervous smile Applejack.
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.
Ya'll stealin' my apples?!
"There they are!"
"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, why 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."
It was all when I was just a little filly...
I know what's going to happen next.
She would be happy to tell you her story.
The most adorable thing on that cloud.
about to trip...
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.
Well, look who's here!
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!
Dash to the rescue
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?"
The starting line.
"You're goin' down!"
"In history, maybe!"
Filly Rainbow Dash prepares for the race and also a life changing moment
Spinny Spinny Fluttershy
Fillyshy falling from a cloud
Somepony save her!
Saved by butterflies.
And the song begins.
"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."
"Birds flying free..."
"...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."
Always run away when sonic rainbooms occur, bunnies. Always run away.
Well, back to my home!
And us too.
When in doubt, panic.
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.
You can come out.
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...
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!"
Sewing an outfit.
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 dessert 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 and the rock.
Rarity is not pleased her destiny is a rock
What a shocking experience.
That explosion is occuring everywhere in Equestria.
A big rock split to reveal...
Gems! Gems everywhere!
Ah, this is a perfect opportunity.
Presenting the play.
Minuette and Sea Swirl, amazed by the gems.
A young filly, similar to Cheerilee.
Look how they shine.
Cutie mark acquired!
"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 guards blow the horns!
Ponies awaiting Princess Celestia.
Heh,excuse me Lyra.
Just keep smiling, Twilight. Just keep smiling.
And there she is, the ruler of Equestria.
Twilight is anticipating.
About to raise the sun.
Celestia uses SUN RAISE!
Princess Celestia is like God
It's super effective!
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.
A very happy Twilight
What if I fail!
"I had to pass an entrance exam!"
Twilight's parents encourage Twilight to pass.
Here it comes.
Bring in the egg.
Twilight Sparkle worried
"Well, Miss Sparkle?"
Twilight is nervous...
Take some notes.
Test anxiety sets in
"Well, Miss Sparkle?"
You can do it, horn!
You're doing it wrong!
Pinkie Pie moment
"I'm sorry I wasted your time."
I feel a magical connection coming on.
Magic powers activate!
Spike as an egg
Spike just after being hatched
In the Avatar State!
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...
This is not good...
Magically Enlarged Spike
Princess Celestia is intrigued by Twilight Sparkle's raw power.
Uncontrolled Magic ability
Who are you?
Everything is just going to be fine.
And then, everything is fine.
Including the examiners.
And Twilight's parents.
And Spike too.
"I'm so sorry."
"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."
What's she pointing to?
Well, look at that. Twilight acquired her cutie mark.
"Yes, yes, yes..."
And so on.
Meanwhile, in the present...
"Yeah, thrilled. Let's get out of here while we still can."
Everypony is watching you for signs...
"Are you okay?"
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
Pinkie blown away
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?"
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!"
Pinkie's mom and dad
She started throwing parties as fast as you can blink
"You like it? It's called..."
Pinkie Pie surprises her family with a party
"Oh. You don't like it."
What's gonna happen?
Aaaw, now it's gone!
I can't tell what they're feeling
Pinkie's family smile at Pinkie Pie's first party.
"You like it!"
"I'm sooooo happy!"
Her cutie mark appears.
"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."
Well, it started when..
Determined and ready.
You think you can beat us?
We'll see about that!
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!
That's gotta hurt
Haha, nothing can stop me from winning!
Rainbow Dash during the race.
Ain't she cute?
Bumping Rainbow Dash.
"Later, Rainbow Crash."
What's she doing now?
Sonic Rainboom .
Once he gets to that cloud ring, ...
...a sonic rainboom!
The very first Sonic Rainboom ever.
This is awesome.
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.
An awesome Cutie Mark.
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."
"This is uncanny!"
"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!"
"Come here, y'all."
A big group hug
"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.
How about a song?
..But, I can't sing!
"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?"
"Just write it, Spike."