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Rainbow's Relative
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Published: February 10, 2013
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Vector taken from S3 E12. This is from a flashback of Rainbow Dash. My guess is that he must be her father. But for all we know, he could be her uncle or older brother, etc.

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Spiderstealthy123's avatar
Spiderstealthy123|Student Interface Designer
i used for a picture, i credit spiderstealthy123.deviantart.c…
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Rubez2525's avatar
Rubez2525|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Spiderstealthy123|Student Interface Designer
no problem
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AbductionFromAbove|Hobbyist General Artist
Let's admit it, this is RD's brother, one of the many "Rainbow _ash" siblings of hers. They're all the same except their cutie mark (which always has a cloud), fur color, and first letter of second name. We got Rainbow Smash... he's green. Rainbow Cash, she's gold. Rainbow Rash, who's red. Rainbow Trash, who's orange. Rainbow Splash, who's white. Rainbow Flash... well, the list goes on.
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dmxninjz's avatar
No, it was confirmed that this pony is Rainbow Dash's father
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AbductionFromAbove's avatar
AbductionFromAbove|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dang, really? Where?
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Rubez2525's avatar
Rubez2525|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just consider how much they like brothers or siblings in general compared to parents. Twilight's parents never got much screen time and appear most often in crowds at big events for either Shining Armor or Twilight. Pinkie's parents only showed up in a flash back. Rarity's parents only appeared to dump Sweetie Belle at her house and leave. We have seen practically every Applejack relative except her parents. Big Mac and Shining Armor have become memorable characters. Even Maud Pie got more recognition and screen time than any of the parents. Considering all that and the fact that this guy looks young, he would have to be Rainbow's brother.
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AbductionFromAbove|Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm not sure any of that is intentional indication. It's interesting though how out-of-town family isn't even mentioned unless relevant. Is Fluttershy an orphan?! Anyway, my reasoning for brother is because he just looks so darn much like her. If he were RD's dad, his wife would have to be blue and... I don't even know mane-wise. I guess another rainbow mane? My point is, as far as genetics go, it's far more likely for siblings to look so similar than it is for parents and children. It would be like if Twilight's mom had Twilight's mane, instead of Twilight's mane merely being a combination of her mother's purple-white and her father's navy blue. RD would have to be almost a carbon-copy of her father if this were her father! On the other hand, siblings can look identical even when they're not.
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1992zepeda|Student General Artist
I used Rainbow's Relative here: [link]
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Rubez2525's avatar
Rubez2525|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, thanks. It took me a few seconds to find it. lol
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RainbowTheKirby28's avatar
Since "Dash" is likely to be Rainbow Dash's last name, I think this character's name should probably end in dash.

Hmm...maybe Sonic Dash?
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Agu-Fungus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbow Dad is new best pony!
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MelodicStream's avatar
MelodicStream|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will you do RD's mother too? It's the pony on the left of the screen on the same scene.
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StarryOak|Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is actually just a bg pony that appears often, and is most likely unrelated, and she has interacted with rainbow dash before, without any actual acknowledgement, as well as her voice being to young sounding.
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Rubez2525|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you sure about that? I don't see any features or evidence that she has any relation to RD. And to answer your question, probably not. Sorry. :(
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Turpentity's avatar
Turpentity|Student General Artist
Well at least now we know Rainbow's dad wasn't just a bag of Skittles. Now we know it's her grandparent.
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RedWes's avatar
I think his name should be Roy G. Biv.
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Twinsnake-Coatl's avatar
Huh, it didn't occur to me that he could be RD's older brother.
Well, that leaves Fluttershy to yet reveal any of her family.
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Wolfcho's avatar
None of the siblings in the show share the same mane color, so this is not her older brother.
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TheXregion's avatar
TheXregion|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :D
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BerryPAWNCH's avatar
It takes an especially cool dad/bro/uncle to rock rainbow hair. :headbang:
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Wolfcho's avatar
It's her father.
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621Chopsuey's avatar
I'll call him Sonic Colors or Color Blaster.
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Rubez2525's avatar
Rubez2525|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic Colors is the name of a video game. You know that, right?
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