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It's a day to celebrate Rarity once again, and she's overcome with emotion about it, obviously...

I truly love this character, so I want to take this moment to give praise where it's due:

Rarity is objectively the best character in MLP:FIM.

Not that she should necessarily be everyone’s *favorite* character, but now that we’re 8 seasons into the show I think some aspects of her character design and role really stand out.

While all of the Mane Six are successful at it (which is why they’re all such well-designed characters), I think that Rarity excels at being able to fill any role an episode requires with the maximum impact, whether it be the lead, a supporting role, or just a quick cameo. She has the broad personality to steal a very funny moment in someone else’s story, but also enough of a level head to play the straight mare or voice of reason when called to do so. She can carry emotional moments, both the quiet kind and the high drama. She’s the most versatile of the cast.

She was given the best path of character progression on the show. Her career dreams are open-ended yet clearly there... we’ve gotten to see her progress in the fashion industry at a steady, satisfying pace without ever hitting anything that feels like it needs to be the end of that story. The rest of the cast either had no defined goals to work towards or, like Dash, had a finish line in becoming a Wonderbolt that had to be delayed for as long as possible because once it was achieved, it didn’t leave anywhere else to go.

While pursuing her larger narrative, the character hasn’t needed to be reset over and over again for fear of outgrowing her defining traits, nor has she been forced to negate her interesting quirks by having them be flaws to overcome. Rarity can stay Rarity, even as she improves as a sister and as a friend.

Her role and nature as a pony interested in the broader culture of her world invites the creation of great new characters. Before the map was introduced and the show finally started exploring the world, her episodes brought the most new characters to the show, making her vital to MLP’s gradual world-building.

And finally, she’s just anchored by an outstanding performance. Tabitha St. Germain is a treasure and does so much with even the smallest of lines. She made Rarity a classic for the ages, and I really can’t imagine the character being as successful without her.

So in honor of her, I wish you a Fabulous Rarity Day to you and yours!

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Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Looks great! ^^
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Rarity is, indeed, the Best Pony. :)
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
This is terrible. You drew Rainbow Dash all wrong!
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TheMasterDrawer6 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Filmographer
What?
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
See, I'm playing on the popular fandom habit of casually refuting the ships of other fans.
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:iconthemasterdrawer6:
TheMasterDrawer6 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Filmographer
Oh ok got ya
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:iconraiokai:
raiokai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaa this is perfect!!!!!!
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:icongor1ck:
gor1ck Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
It seems like AJ enjoys Rarity's smell.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
What would Equestria be without its best fashionista/drama queen?
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Aww, they're both smiling. They're such close friends. :heart:
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Envirotech Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this so much! ^_^  They're quite beautiful <3 <3 <3
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
4 words....Rarity Guitar Rock Solo
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:icontigergeekguy:
TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
An acoustic guitar, no less. She even befuddled Pinkie. 
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Toxicgambit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist
this is beautiful
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FunnyFany Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Indeed, Best Pony! Not to mention her episodes are some of the more consistent quality-wise and the fact that her character as a creative type makes for some incredible meta discussion.

Love me some purple-haired drama queen in my life.
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superduncanlogan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ^w^
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RaphLuna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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age3rcm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
PREETTY HOOVES!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Lovey and beatiful work here
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Not-Quite-Lilac Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Rari/jack is a great pairing, though Monochromatic does make a compelling Rari/light.

Truth be told, my mind tends to go straight to Dilarus' work when it comes to Rari/jack.

Backwoods Patois by Dilarus
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GumLight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
A lovely speech about everypony's favorite "marshmallow." But seriously, a lot of people like her, I'm sure. I know I do.
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DoodleQueen-3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely FABULOUS!Rarity Wink 
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PaulAsaran Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
All praise to Best Pone! And her lovable sidekick Apple Horse, of course.
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MrELVeeJay Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
"So...y'all want me to pretend to be wun of those vamponies? Ah can do that..."
"It's Neighferatu, Darling. And yes, bite me!"
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Rarity is a great character, it's just that episodes that focus on her profession as a fashion desinger tend to be bad.

A lot it comes from the fact that Rarity keeps assigning key jobs to her five friends instead of some Pony who would be more qualified (like Coco Pommel, who shows up once in a blue moon).
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Nightmaregirl25 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like applejack is thinking about dropping her, its really good thoe
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:iconcartoontriper:
Cartoontriper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Drama Pony with aggro Pony
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON*
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patrykoe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job, I'm waiting for more.
Amazing
Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Shimazun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! Especially with the Dash part. 
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Nintendians Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect picture.
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
You outdo yourself with each of these images! Lovely posing!
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed with everything, and Tabitha does such a great job indeed <3 Gorgeous art as well, this whole dramatic pose explains her so well :D I love that it's AJ again who catches her xD
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armandsteven Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
too dramatic
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Rarity, with the incredible sincere episode « Suited For Success » was the reason why I watched the show.

Many many artists suddenly did fanart of a « n-th generation of that hasbro pony show to sell toys to girl ». It became so intriguing I decided to watch some episodes. «  Suited For Success » makes me love the show and the character.
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amber90912 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG DIS EXPLAINES RARITY A LOT
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cartoonsbest Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
AJ has the habit to catch Rarity. She is really her best "friend". :D (Big Grin) 


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:iconbenrg:
BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
*AJ drops Rarity*

"For cryin' out loud, Rares! Stop durn drama-queenin' it all th' time!"
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Joakaha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :clap: ^^
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DashieSparkle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. It's absolutely amazing. 
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Agree fully, best pony!
(Although that awful s8 episode about her friendship with Dash just HAD to do a character regression to make the episode work. They got along just fine in Rarity Investigates, what is this bs?)
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shoyku Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
AJ is and forever will be my top pony (and drew me to this image) but Rarity is definitely up there next to her and can't disagree with your points. Rarity's always great.
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ABrightSide Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
"Rarity is objectively the best character in MLP:FIM."

Well, you ruined the comment section. :)

Cute picture.
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StarCosmo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hello there
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FireHeartDraws Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh nice. 
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