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As I'm sure many fans of MLP will know, there are many artists out there who have made picture showing what they believe the characters of the show would look like if they were human. These types of pictures have always interested me and as such I thought I'd have a crack at putting down my own interpretation. Now I'll say right now that I've never been much of an artist, having most of my submissions be literature. So instead I thought I'd write about what I think they'd look like if they were human.

And just for the record, some of these interpretations may be similar to what other artists have already done. And if that's the case, then I apologise in advance.

Applejack:

Okay, let's get the easy one out of the way first. I think my vision of Applejack is pretty much in-keeping with many other people's interpretations of her. Orange wrist-length shirt, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and of course, her trademark hat. I have little variation to offer on this count. When it comes to her physical shape however, I imagine her as being perhaps the most muscular of the main six, given that her work requires some intensive labour, but not in any over-the-top way. In addition to this I see her as having a fairly tanned complexion, because again she spends a lot of time outside in the sun. As for her height, I see her as perhaps being the tallest of the main six, say, six ft five perhaps?

Fluttershy:

Yet another pony who I found easy to humanize. Back in "Green isn't your colour", she was picked to be a fashion model, which leads me to think that, among ponies, she's considered quite attractive. This lead me to interpret Fluttershy as being perhaps the best looking of the main six. And I mean BEST looking, like a complete knockout. Perfect figure, beautiful face, the works. But, because of her shy personality, I knew that she probably wouldn't be comfortable in having anyone see her that way, so she covers herself up with her clothing. Big thick sweater to obscure her figure. Long skirt to hide her legs. Uses her long hair to cover her face from others. Big heavy brown boots. That sort of thing. As for the colour scheme, I imagine yellow for her sweater and green for the skirt.

Rarity:

Okay, I knew going in that this would perhaps be the second most difficult one to figure out (with number one being up next. Rarity, as we all know, is the fashionable one of the group. And that's a problem for me because, as I've said many times, I have no inkling as to what's fashionable. So I decided on giving her instead what a designer might wear. That was easier to figure out for me. I was thinking a white wrist-length shirt which have her diamond cutie mark as cuff-links at the end of them. A black knee-length skirt, with dark-ish nylons covering the rest of her legs and black high heeled shoes. As for her shape and figure, I see her as being the oldest of the main six, maybe late twenties or early thirties, mostly because of her comparatively mature personality. And she's have the kind of shape you'd see on classical statues and the like, with curves and all, but far more comfortable in showing them off than Fluttershy.

Pinkie Pie:

And here we have the one I knew I'd have the hardest time figuring out. Pinkie Pie's nature as "the random one" meant that I knew her dress sense would have to follow suit. And if you know me at all, you know I don't do random well. I see her clothing as being the most cluttered of the main six. Short-sleeve short covered by an un-zipped jacket of some sort. Shorts with ridiculously long mis-matched socks on the rest of her legs. Sneakers. All that sort of thing. Her balloon cutie mark would be on the shirt and every item of clothing would be a variation of pink in some way. As for her shape, I see her as carrying a little extra weight compared to the others, mostly due to her greater love of confectionary, but never to a degree that it makes her look unhealthy or lacking in self-restraint.. But still possessing of that energy and bounciness in spite of that figure.

Rainbow Dash:

Being the sporty, athletic type, I've always imagined Rainbow Dash as having a far more athletic figure than the rest of them. She's toned, but not to the extent that Applejack would be, whose musculature would mostly come from, heavy labour. Raibow would be more sleek, fairly flat-chested and also shorter than the rest. It's just always amused me to think of this big pile of energy not being as big as the rest of them. As for her clothes, I think she'd do well with the kind of atiree you'd see on basketball players of professional runners. Shorts, sports vests, sneakers, that type of thing. The clothing would also be fairly tight, as she's so confident that she doesn't care what people might think of her figure. As such she's going to be pretty much the opposite of Fluttershy in this regard, not much of a figure but far more willing to show it off anyway.

Twilight Sparkle:

As for our main heroine, with her being a student, I've interpreted her as perhaps being the youngest of the main cast. Late teens to early twenties. She'd wear a variation on a school-girl outfit, such as a chequered knee-length skirt, Mary-Jane black shoes, and white socks than go halfway up her shins. On the rest of her I see her wearing a wrist length white buttoned shirt covered by a purple sweater-vest bearing her cutie mark on the front. Also, being the youngest, I see her as having a less developed figure than the older characters like Rarity or Pinkie Pie. But she still has a figure, although like Pinkie she's less than comfortable with showing it off, hence the sweater vest. And having a great love of reading and studying in dusty old libraries, I see her as having a somewhat paler complexion than the others, having not exposed herself to as much sunlight as them, but not to a degree that she looks unhealthy.

Spike:

I know Spike is called a baby in the show, but the way he behaves always led me to think of him as more of a ten-year-old. Like most humanizations of him, I think he'd have green hair, styled in a way that resembled his green crest in the show. Because of his appetite, I think that, like Pinkie, he'd a bit of extra weight to him, but not overly so. His clothing would be along the lines of a green shirt covered by a purple jacket and shorts with sneakers. Not much else to say about that one really.

Celestia:

Being royalty, I knew that thinking of a look for Celestia and her sister would be difficult. But, as Celestia is interpreted as being not only royal, but also akin to a deity in this world, I thought she'd dress in a more godly manner. There'd be a single long white dress, but not flowing behind her in some ridiculous way. She's have her usual ornaments of gold bracelets, necklace and tiara. And for her shape and size, she's have a mature look to her face, being centuries old. And also she's be much taller than the other characters I've described, by a full head at least. Her figure would be along the lines of Rarity's, like the kind you'd see on museum statues of ancient Greek goddesses. Being a representitive of the sun, and therefore spending a lot of time in daylight, I see her as having a more tanned skin tone, like Applejack.

Luna:

As shown in her first focus episode, "Luna Eclipsed", Luna has a hard time in adjusting to modern Equestrian life. As such I decided that her attire should in some way reflect an older style of dress for royalty, harking back to a more ancient time. She's still have much of the regal bearing of Celestia, like the flowing dress and bracelets and stuff. But she'd also be clad in the garb of warrior leaders from past ages, including various pieces of armour like greaves and bracers, perhaps emblazed with the moon emblem. As for hr shape and height, I of course see her as shorter than Celestia and more youthful in her face, but her figure I think would be less developed, again showing her being the younger of the siblings despite her centuries-old lifespan. In addition, much like how Celestia's time in the sun has made her skin somewhat darker, so to will Luna's tenture of the night make her paler than most.

CMC:

In terms of their heights, I see the Cutie Mark Crusaders pretty much as being the same size as Spike, around ten years old. But there would of course be some variation, but mostly in-keeping with their respective elders. Applebloom would be the tallest, though only by a little. Scootaloo would be the shortest and Sweetie Belle would fall in the middle somewhere. As for their dress sense, I see Sweetie being the most "girly" of the three, so would wear a dress with her usual colourings, as well as white shoes similar to those of Twilight. Scootaloo would be the full-on tomboy with shorts, a t-shirt, sneakers and perhaps even elbow and knee-guards given her tendency for extreme sports. As for Applebloom , I think she'd have a yellow shirt and the rest of her would be covered in a blue bib-and-brace overall. I don't see her as wearing cowboy boots like her older sister, but I think she'd go along with simple brown slip-ons instead.

Well. That's all I have to say about the various humanizations that have gone through my head.
Just a brief summary of what I think various MLP characters would be like if human.

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toohot17 Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
In what universe does athletic automatically = flat-chested (you're not the only one to say RD would be flat-chested)? :| There's no logic in that. You should really pay attention to how girls are really made (body types).
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Apologies for not being that well-versed in that sort of thing. It just felt like a look that suited her.
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Redfierykitteh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Filmographer
Nice descriptions! I think I agree with you most on AJ, luna, and tia.
But what I don't agree with is the ages. I don't mind if you have your own opinion about it, it's perfectly fine, I just kinda wanna say how old I think they'd be.
Rarity: 17
Fluttershy: 16
Rainbow Dash: 16
Pinkie pie: 15
Apple Jack: 17
Twilight: 15
Spike: 9
Sweetie Belle: 8
Scootaloo: 7
Applebloom: 8
I'd love to see what you think of my thoughts! :)
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StormBreaker12 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good. I imagined them in my head as I was reading and I think your desricptions fit the characters. ^-^
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
:)
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Here are two ideas I have: Shining Armor and Cadence.

SA would be a stud muffin, no doubt. So his build would be that of a bodybuilder. He'd wear a plain white shirt along with blue jeans. His hair would be slightly flowing but not to the point where he looks like a hippie.

PC would have a pink dress with a shade of purple like her wings. The hair is pretty obvious. As well as the tiara. And blue dress shoes the color of her Cutie Mark.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Interesting designs.
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FlyingBrickAnimation Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   General Artist
How would this compare to your ideas? [link]
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Pretty much spot-on, though I envisioned Fluttershy's skirt being longer.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Pending the debut of Equestria Girls, I think they'll similar to how you described them here.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
So my prediction became canon. But for a show I'm not looking forward to. Not sure how to feel about this.
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ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I like these! Pretty much along with my own thoughts, just with a couple slight differences

I can see Luna wearing dresses, though you do make a good point regarding her "past ages" garb

Difference in ages, I saw them as all being around the same age, give or take a couple years

Biggest difference is Twilight, I imagine her having a slightly exotic appearance, and I never saw her as a skirt wearer. I can see her wearing regular pants
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Fair enough. Though may I ask what exactly you mean by "slightly exotic" for Twilight?
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ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I guess the best way to describe would be "fancy, but in a way that's less obvious then Rarity"

She'd look normal at first glance, but her beauty would be more subtle
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Fortuneteller102 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you planning to continue this literature? Because I have some curiousities for other characters. Babs Seed, King Sombra, Discord, Trixie, Derpy, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, just to name a few.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I wasn't planning on it, but there's always a possibility.
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TerraErminasRaven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
alixandria55555, brought up a good point.

What leads us to assume that these characters if they were to be reinterpreted as humans would all be white?"

Just as important their standards of beauty might be quite different from ours. other than those two issues I like your ideas "Thejboy88"though I think that giving Fluttershy a model's body is a bad idea for adults teens and the shows target audience. striving for an ideal is ordinarily a good thing but in this case it's not because it's an impossible ideal that you need to be born with in order to achieve all would require centuries of studying our genes in order to actually achieve such figures. Giving her big boobs and a skinny body we just add another fictional and non-fictional individual who lets companies sell their products by giving young girls and women a negative image of who they are, ignores what makes them you unique as individuals, and the advertising concerning real-life models basically says "you only matter as people if you buy our products and even if you did matter you would still be very ugly compared to these models".

Thejboy88, I have enjoyed this essay of yours in addition to your other ones and I apologize if my little rant got out of hand. And I wish to say but I do not blame you for making the cultural assumptions you have, they are a part of who we are. Our cultural ideas may change as time goes on but for many young girls and women the damage has already been done. You don't choose your cultural ideas, you only pick some up unthinkingly... if only it were otherwise.

The character designs revealed in the picture that accompanied the EQD article were disturbingly skinny, uncreative, simplistic, and uninteresting. Being simplistic is fine if it fits the character but otherwise it's just lazy.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
There's no need for you to apologise. If you have a dissenting viewpoint, feel free to state it at whatever length you feel appropriate.

As for you point, I understand your views on the matter and I agree, there's a lot of damage that can be caused by something like this, though it was never my intention of doing so.
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alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree and i love how you explained why you think this for some of them, but celesta being in charge of the sun, i see her as being black, because black people are from Africa and their skin is dark to protect them.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Fair enough.
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TeenWolf952 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
funny, I always saw Pinkie as the youngest due to her childish personality and utter obliviousness, and for whatever reason, I always saw AJ as the oldest.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
To each their own.
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TeenWolf952 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It's just how I see it
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Octavia-Sandwich Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! you came up with really great ideas!
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks. Anyone you liked in particular?
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Octavia-Sandwich Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Fluttershy! :) I really like of them. They seemed to make the most sense out of all the ones I have seen.
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JimRaynorHyperion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
pretty good write up of their human form but i see AJ a tiny bit chubby, since it was hinted in the reunion ep that she eats too much sweets lol

also, fluttershy is the oldest than the others. proof was in that flash back in how they got their cm and i believe pinkie the second oldest from griffion the brush off.

spike i believe is in his teens, since he acts older and it was somewhat proofing that since his greed was under control by twilight, since every year on his birthday, he got 1 item as a gift, which kept him from really ageing like a normal dragon would
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Good designs. But I couldn't find it in me to make AJ any way overweight, given how hard the girl works.
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JimRaynorHyperion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
not chubby like pure overweight. like say she a muscle person but doesn't have a six pack. just a normal tummy lol
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ah, okay then.
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Path0of0cloud Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Not bad, one thing though, Spike is actually closer to teenage. For starters, he's 4 years younger than Twilight considering she hatched him to get into magic kindergarten. Throw in the fact his sarcasm and wit are often shown as being advanced beyound the girls, it starts shapeing the picture. Plus, greed growth happens, "Because he is growing up," or basically Dragon puberty. Finally, considering all the work adn running around he has to do for Twi, I actually think his metabliusm would be pretty high. The same goes for Pinkie and her hyped up ways. They both eat a lot, but they burn through it with the amount they do.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Good point. Small wonder they eat so much.
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Path0of0cloud Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Honestly, I swear the people I know who eat the most are the skinniest. Most liekly becuase their bodies energy consumption breaks down food faster and more efficently to match their chaotic life styles.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I hnestly never thought of that. Though it makes sense in hindsight.
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Path0of0cloud Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
All about the chaos man ;)
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AltoCeyx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
jb88,spot on interpretations... like a prev commentator,i see F shy mostly wearing sundresses augmented w a wide brimmed straw hat & clogs(her most striking features being mesmerizing teal blue eyes and freckles)i see Dashie the second tallest of the mane six(5-10/6-0)T Sparkle i can't help but seeing her sporting glasses(bearly hanging off a cute pug nose,hehe)among the best(in my opinion)of the dA site humanized versions of MLP characters are... aeolus06,Maniac Paint & shepard0821(very cute)you sould do background characters nxt(Derpy,Lyra,Trixie & Zecora among others)good show mate :)
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks. And your versions are good too.
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Galen1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think Twilight Sparkle would be black. *Runs before a flame war starts*
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
If that's what you think, I won't criticise.
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Kaijualpha1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
What I think the Mane 6, some of the villains and the princesses would look like humanized:

Applejack: Yeah, that's pretty much accurate.

Fluttershy: Willowy figure, fair skin, sundress, wears either slipper shoes, sandals or flipflops, moderate breast size, hair that goes to her waist.

Pinkie Pie: Wild clothing, slightly pudgy body but not too much that it's obvious, fair skin.

Rainbow Dash: Athletic body design, tanned skin but not too tanned, shoulder length hair.

Rarity: Fashionista body, wears fancy clothes, pale.

Twilight Sparkle: Slightly pale skin, modest clothing, fingerless gloves.

Celestia: Tall, willowy figure. Other than that, pretty much your description.

Luna: Like your description but with diaphanous gown. When she's Nightmare Moon, she gains two ribbons around her arms, and she gains Sauron-looking armor and lion-like teeth.

Changelings: The Changelings would look like humanoid insects with locust-like legs, sharp teeth and three claws on each hand and foot.

Chrysalis: Chrysalis would look like a cross between a normal human woman but with tattered clothing, slitted eyes, dagger-like teeth, sharp claws on her fingers and toes and toeless/soleless sandals and fingerless gloves.

Discord: He would dress up very mismatched. He would have a clawed glove on his right hand, a normal glove on his left, an armored boot with claws on the toe on his left foot, a deer skin boot on his right and a fur coat with antelope, deer, bat and bird decorations.

Sombra: He would dress very gothically. He would have clawed gloves, golden boots, spiky armor and sharp teeth to show how Black Magic has made him more of an animal than he already was.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Interesting designs. I'd like to see someone do a picture of all that.
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Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually don't like humanizations (often WAAAY to sexual and slutty for my tastes) but here, you managed to describe them without resorting to that.

Well done.

Now random question that may or may not have anything to do with this, but if you were going to pick well known (but GOOD) actresses for our favorite ponies, who would you choose?
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Hard to say. Putting live action people to cartoon chaarcters has always been a risky business, often failing every time.

I'd have to look at many women and find the right fit, regardless of name recognition.
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Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True...
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DivineSpiritual Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mostly agree with what you think they would look like as humans. C: Although I wouldn't see Dash too flat chested. She probably does have chest, but she would have to wear a sports bra. XD

By the way, there is one thing that I noticed when people humanize AJ...and that is making her look like some hot cowgirl and that annoys me since AJ is a hardworking girl. Not a slut looking girl since she works all the time.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Indeed. Not to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I'd much prefer AJ to be the way I described.
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MaxineZoruaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Impressive
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks.
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MaxineZoruaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
No probs
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Blindmenz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I agreed for the most part. I personally think that Fluttershy would wear comfy sundresses that doesn't show too much but doean't restrict her movement with animals. I think Rarity would be more beautiful than flutershy but Rarity would use make up as oppossed to Fluttershy's natural beauty. and everyone thinks Rainbow Dash would be super athletic but I can't help but to think she'd be more a skater chick. still with rainbow colored hair of course.
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