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I Quit by ParadigmPizza I Quit by ParadigmPizza
Sorry this took so long! I was experimenting with a couple of different things here.
No I didn't go on a civ 5 binge I have no idea what you're talking about.

This was such a fantastic moment not only in the episode, but the series as a whole. I wanted to try and show just exactly what RD was doing. This was something she wanted not just for the time in which we've shared her adventures, but for her entire life. Something she seemingly wanted more than anything else. Something she would sacrifice blood, sweat, and tears to. Her dream above all others.

And in an instant, she gave it all away. Her life's dream gone.

Because she realized in that moment there are more important things in life than any one persons aspirations.

Damn good job Rainbow Dash. A lesser individual wouldn't have done what you did in that moment.
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:iconthegroundedaviator:
TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
She may like any pilot/flyer/Pegasus get carried away, but she is not a irresponsible, reckless fool at heart. LD was.  
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:iconsiblingofdark:
SiblingofDark Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
The Wonderbolts don't deserve her anyway.
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:iconhttptrash:
httptrash Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
keep your opinions to yourself.
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:iconsiblingofdark:
SiblingofDark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
No.
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:iconcolinessa:
Colinessa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Fuck you.
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:iconsiblingofdark:
SiblingofDark Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Did I insult anyone? No. So change your attitude.
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:iconchillmon:
Chillmon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's you opinion and I respect and accept it.
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:iconsiblingofdark:
SiblingofDark Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Finally! A decent human being on this floating mud ball! I can die happy now!
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:iconchillmon:
Chillmon Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconellymango:
ellymango Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely one of my favourite moments in animation. It was just so... uggh, I can't describe it ;A; Remind me why some bronies think Rainbow shouldn't be the element of loyalty again? Because that moment singlehandedly proved she was, and you've expressed it wonderfully here~:heart:
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
:iconrainbowdashplz::iconsaysplz::music:That's why they call me LOYALTY!:music:
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:iconcolorrainboom:
ColorRainboom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
And this is why Dash is the best pony. I can't begin to imagine how this must have made her feel, but she did it anyway.
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:iconpinkiejack-applepie:
pinkiejack-applepie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
and then she still was with the team for her honesty and that  that other pony she teamed up with ( forgot her name) was being a complete jerk. and she accepted the offer
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Livens-Ustrina-5th Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh c'mon Lightning dust might have the same past as Rainbow dash
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:iconpinkiejack-applepie:
pinkiejack-applepie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
well that doesnt give her/him the right to act like a jerk for the rest of the academy
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Livens-Ustrina-5th Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
What you mean her/him ? Lightning Dust's a girl and true

But when you're good at something you gonna push your self ..like LD
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:iconpinkiejack-applepie:
pinkiejack-applepie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
yes but then you do that ta the cost of others as did lightning dust, she was doing good but let the others eat clouds and injure them
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:iconaskmerisstheskeletal:
WHAT IS THIS TURDNESSS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? lol jk, it gut
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:iconbooklovertwilight:
BookLoverTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa.
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:iconlightningbearer:
LightningBearer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Easily one of the most powerful moments in the show. Very meaningful. There's a lot more depth to Dash's character than some people give her credit for. 
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Silverstein222 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True power is not how strong you are. True power is the complete control over your strength. Your ability to conquer it, kill off any temptation to abuse it, and use it as it was truly supposed to be used. 

Silver out! 
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Truecianide Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Omg I'm literally crying here.
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EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes... very true bout dis moment! I applauded Rainbow when I swa this the first time and my family gave a look like she's :crazy: and I was calm the rest of the episodes following, lol. Great job with this
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:iconphinha1996:
phinha1996 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Ladies... Gentleman... Loyalty at it's finest!!!!!
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:iconbalianablina:
balianablina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student
Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Whaaat Whaaat Whaaat Whaaat Minion-Blah Minion-Blah Minion-Blah Minion-Blah I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. No, I disagree! No, I disagree! No, I disagree! No, I disagree! No, I disagree! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) 
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pity that this represents just how thick Spitfire's head is.
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StrawberryPonyArtist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i was kinda shocked when she did that on the show. O.O but this is awesome :)
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wizardglitter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

This is why when other people on the internet say she's nothing but an arrogant, insensitive show-off, it breaks my heart. Yeah, sometimes she can be all that. But hey, everypony has flaws. But what she did at this moment made me gasp and smile and shed tears almost. Oh gosh I lost it. Her loyalty really shows here because like you said, she realized there are more important things in life than those aspirations. She didn't like what she had to go through to be a Wonderbolt, and gave it all up.

Gosh, Rainbow Dash. You are the best pony ever. If a person ever says anything negative about you, I will laugh in their faces until my ribs hurt.

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Blastotron Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I gotta say, this is one of my favorite pieces of art that I've ever seen from the fandom. You convey the weight of this moment so well, and you can really feel the strength of Rainbow Dash's character.
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:iconiisme95:
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Rainbow has more balls then a pit at Chuck E. Cheese
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:iconenderman699:
Enderman699 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Artist
DAMN DASHIE Y U QUIT?
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:iconhypershadic247:
hypershadic247 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I just wanted to tell you nice signature
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist
RD you rock!
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
And this is why Rainbow Dash is Best Pony. ;) :D
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:iconwizardglitter:
wizardglitter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Damn straight.
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FaethS Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I'd say this is the moment that pretty much cemented her role as the Element of Loyalty; choosing the safety of her friends and the ponies aound her over her own life-long goals.
Definitely my favorite Rainbow Dash episode.
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superdivaof2013 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ditto.
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:iconzankri:
zAnkRi Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
People that say Rainbow isn't the best, all I can do is laugh in their face.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Awesome depiction.
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DarkCrusader28 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
"No disrespect, ma'am, but there's a big difference between pushing yourself as hard as you can and just being reckless. And if being reckless is what gets rewarded around here, if that's what it means to be a Wonderbolt, then I don't want any part of it"

:salute:

So much liquid pride was shed in this moment, given that joining the Wonderbolts was her most cherished dream, to give that up for a higher principle says so much of how Rainbow Dash has grown out of her hotshot arrogance.

And now she is one step closer to her dream.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Well, in this episode we can see that Lighting Dust is like RainbowDash before she meet Twilight and rest of the team, Lighting Dust was not evil but just very arrogant and reckless, not care for others safely to accomplish her goal, RainbowDash learned a lot during the series and she showed it in a very big way.

By the way, do Lighting Dust is female or male, I mean, there is already a lot of female characters and Lightig Dust voice sounds a bit male, so I just do not know.
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WhiteBlade-the-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Lightning Dust is definitely female.
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:iconcommanderex:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
What a pity, there is to many females in the show, and it gets a bit out of hand.

I think Lighting Dust is male, his voice and character and look seems male to me.
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:iconartizay:
Artizay Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has eyelashes and a female's body
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
this puts that discision into powerful perspective that i did not fully apreseate.
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CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
oh my gosh. you made it look so much more emotional that she's quitting showing how hard she worked and dreamed to be a wonderbolt and she's throwing it all away. good job :)
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DJP15 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
powerful stuff :'(
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