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Lightning Dust visits

Edit: Got onto Equestria Daily! Glad people like it so much! :D

Inspired by a conversation with :iconunlikeablepony: who suggested that Wind Rider being related to Lightning Dust would have given him much better motivation in Rarity Investigates!.

To be honest, while Lightning Dust struck me as something of a sociopath, I always felt that Spitfire was the one most at fault in Wonderbolts Academy because she was the authority figure who repeatedly encouraged and rewarded Dust's actions. :o That whole ep was pretty weird, too. Why was the Captain of the Wonderbolts so easily impressed by reckless behaviour? And how does a team specialising in synchronised sports know so little about teamwork? This is how you got the nickname "Spitefire" from me, Spitfire! :p

(The comic's text is messy, I know! Thought it would look better. May fix it to typed stuff tomorrow... :hmm: Also, I'm disappointed by the lack of sound effects for crying in English!)

"My dear little firefly": Lightning Dust flies fast, has fiery hair, fireflies are also known as "lightning bugs", AND it's a reference to the Wonderbolts' founder (a nod to G1), so I thought it worked as an old ex-Wonderbolts's nickname for Lightning Dust.


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All of a sudden, this makes FAR more sense.
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Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you liked it! :)
SomeRandomMinion's avatar
...That explains SO MUCH.
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Thanks! :) I'm glad this one's still popular.
BrutalityInc's avatar
And suddenly a lot of things makes sense. 
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Glad you like it! :D
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My friends had the idea that though disgraced, Wind Rider was the one secretly behind the Washouts which Lightning Dust is currently leading. If it turns out Wind Rider's her grandfather, that would also make a lot of sense. 
SomeRandomMinion's avatar
OF COURSE Lightning is related to that scam artist...
VigilandTea's avatar
wonderbolts are overrated anyway
ZanarNaryon's avatar
If they ever give Lightning Dust a redemption arc, I hope it's something like this
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Thanks, I'm glad you like this idea! :)
foldabotZ's avatar
*GASP* It all makes SO much sense now!
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Yeah, I like this headcanon! :D
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I think the meanest thing Spitfire does here is rip off her badge, turn around and give it to Rainbow Dash.  that was just cruel.
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I've always been a bit hesitant about this topic, because it's never CONFIRMED that Lightning Dust was actually fully kicked out of the Wonderbolts. All it says is that she was stripped of her leadership status. For all we know, she's still in the Wonderbolt's Training Academy, simply demoted for her behavior.
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It doesn't bode well that we've never seen her again even with 2 episodes set in the academy, though. Also, after that level of humiliation, even if it wasn't her being kicked out she might have been pushed to quit. It was harsh, especially as her bad behaviour had previously been encouraged. :(
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This is so much better than the canon!
you did an outstanding job! keep up the good work!
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