Artwork from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus and one of the main characters in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is responsible for maintaining the weather and clearing the skies in Ponyville. As a huge fan of The Wonderbolts, she dreams of one day joining their elite flying group. Rainbow Dash has a pet tortoise named Tank. She represents the Element of Loyalty.
In M.U.G.E.N, Several creators have made Rainbow Dash all varying in terms of quality and gameplay.
The first version of Rainbow Dash created and the first My little Pony character to appear in Mugen. It was made by a YouTuber called Butthenidied. Her sprites are screenshots taken from Pony Creator, but edited to fit whatever action the character is doing such as walking backwards, jumping, crouching, etc. . This creation has become infamous in the community due to it's incomplete nature, relatively broken quality and poorly ripped sprites. It is considered to be of a relatively poor quality and is said to be the worst version available for the engine. It also strangley has Homer as her select portrait.
The YouTuber RockRage8962 made edits to Butthenidied's version including new palettes, sprites for missing animations, added missing CLSN-boxes, a new portrait image, cleaned up the sprites, and fixed her broken intro. While these edits fix a few of the problems of the original it still has flaws that weren't ironed out. RockRage8962 announced back in 2012 that he stopped working on this version in favor of his own version that he created with his friend IDGCaptainRussia which was built off of this version.
Pingurules' Rainbow Dash editEdit
Pingurules edited an early beta of RockRage8962's edits of Butthenidied's Rainbow Dash. She has 3 new hypers added in, as well as modifying a few of her moves. While it's better then the first version of Rainbow Dash it is still far from perfect.
RockRage8962's and IDGCaptainRussia's VersionEdit
RockRage8962 created his own version of Rainbow Dash along with his friend IDGCaptainRussia which was intended to be better than Butthenidied's version (which ironically was the intention of the edits RockRage made to Butthenidied's version back in 2012). IDGCaptainRussia did most of the coding and came up with most of the ideas for her move set. This version uses sprites from the defunct mmorpg mlp online (made by urimas on deviantart). This version has been accepted the best out of all the other versions of Rainbow Dash available for the engine, although it still has a few issues that need to be fixed. This Rainbow Dash has the infamous Brutal AI and as such had been mistaken as being a cheap character by some people. This version like Butthenidied's version has a Marvel vs. Capcom fighting style with some other fighting game elements thrown in.
RockRage8962's Fighting is Magic VersionEdit
RockRage8962 announced that, along with his Fighting is Magic styled Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy characters, he will be creating a Fighting is Magic styled Rainbow Dash character that uses sprites from a fan made continuation of Fighting is Magic.
A Youtuber called SoGGy made an anthropmorphic version of Rainbow Dash using custom sprites and new moves. It is unknown if SoGGy is still working on his version of Rainbow Dash as no new content has been mentioned as of 2012 when the last update was released.
PabloSSB is also working on a Rainbow Dash character using custom sprites based on the ones seen in the now shut down Fighting is Magic and original coding. He has released a beta version, but it is an unfinished Kung Fu Man edit with some MvC and CvS elements thrown in.
Captain Russia's EditEdit
The YouTuber IDGCaptainRussia made an edit of RockRage8692's edit's of Butthenidied's Rainbow Dash called Chromo Dash (also called Rainbow Dash XL and RDXL), it was intended to be better than the original version by Butthenidied, but ended up being a cheap character due to several invincibility frames. Like many of Captain Russia's characters it is only a wip and has not been released yet.
The YouTuber HedgehogMac made a Rainbow dash that was edited from Guile, it's sprites are adapted from RockRage8962's Edit to Butthenidied's version and the 'Fighting is Magic' Rainbow Dash videos.
He has since updated Rainbow Dash with it now being at version 0.8 with a new hyper move, some new sprites to replace some of the Pony Maker ones, and a win screen, though the text in her winquotes are in Spanish.
Killer Rainbow DashEdit
Is a spriteswap of Black_Kyurem's Black Kyurem Aegis by TrexTrex65
This character is a cheap edit of RockRage8962's and CaptainRussia's Rainbow Dash Revamped character. It uses null kill coding from U-Guanyin, so it can defeat nearly any sort of character before the round even starts. However there are some cheap characters that can defeat her like the newest version of Phantom Ronald.
It should also be noted that this is a stolen character.
- Buttthenidied's Version was commonly used as a base for other MLP characters, even RockRage8962's and IDGCaptainRussia's Version was edited from Buttthenidied's Version.
- PabloSSB's Rainbow Dash has a special intro and win pose against RockRage8962's characters and Butthenidied's characters and a win pose against a few Mario and Luigi characters, but due to the incomplete nature of this version the special win poses don't trigger.
- Butthenidied's and SoGGy's Rainbow Dash's have cameos in RockRage8962's Rainbow Dash. Butthenidied's Rainbow Dash is seen standing ready to battle when RockRage8962's version comes from behind and bucks her out of the battle. SoGGy's version is seen standing when she says "It needs to be about 20% cooler" and a mushroom from Super Mario Bros. falls from above and causes SoGGy's version to grow into RockRage8962's version.
- Rainbow Dash's Human form from Equestria Girls has a cameo in one of RockRage8962 and Captain Russia's Rainbow Dash's win poses where Rainbow Dash stares into the background and a pedestal falls to the ground followed by a statue of Human Rainbow Dash that lands on top of the pedestal. It also appears as Midnight Bliss compatibility in this version.
|My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic|
|The Mane Six||Applejack • Fluttershy • Pinkie Pie (Pinkamena Diane Pie) • Rainbow Dash • Rarity • Twilight Sparkle|
|Background Ponies||Lyra Heartstrings • Bon Bon • Derpy Hooves|
|Other Characters||Spike the Dragon • Princess Celestia • Princess Luna|
|Antagonists||Nightmare Moon • Discord • Queen Chrysalis • King Sombra|
|Fanmade Characters||R-Dash 5000|
|Stages||Equestria • Fluttershy's Cottage • Ponyville • Pinkie Pie's House • Carousel Boutique • Sugarcube Corner • Sweet Apple Acres • Cloudsdale • The Everfree forest • Twilight Sparkle's Library • Japanese Ponyville • Canterlot High Exterior • Canterlot High Destroyed|