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02 November 2011 @ 05:52 am
The Best Thing In the World Right Now  
I have no words.

"20% cooler" is an understatement.

ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 2nd, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was awesome. :>

Though Dash had to rely on Starscream being Not Genre Savvy in order to win (what 80s villain IS?), she's no dumb cluck. The ending was absolutely hysterical...seems like something Dash would really do. ^.^
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on November 2nd, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Conversely, what post-Millennium cartoon character isn't at least a little Genre Savvy?

The really unfair part of the match-up, though, is that Dash comes from an era where Standards & Practices has lightened up considerably, so she's allowed to unleash an unholy hurricane of Whoop-AssTM.

Edited at 2011-11-02 04:07 pm (UTC)
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 2nd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thing is, she hadn't gotten to use much of that in actual *combat*. Her one on one with the dragon did exactly bupkiss, and she got HER tail singed in the process. Discord laughed at her and tore her loyalty in two. She won against Nightmare Moon only because she was too *smart* to abandon her friends, no matter how loud the siren song.

Getting to watch her unleash an ACTUAL hurricane of whoop-ass was most gratifying. ^.^
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on November 2nd, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
It was.

Other advantages on Dash's side:

1) Starscream hails from an era where it's okay to blow up robots, but not organics. He HAS to miss.

2) Starscream is His Own Worst Enemy. It's axiomatic.
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 2nd, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Well, that's a good point, and Dash mostly has to follow the same rules. It's okay to blow up a barn. Not so okay to blow up another critter.

(That they actually showed Fluttershy breaking a bear's neck (even IF it was just a chiropractic treatment) on-screen was just plain shocking, but that's another story and shall be told another time).

But most villains and their mooks in general have Storm Trooper Marksman Skills. They have to, or the program would be over in 10 seconds flat. ;> And that, dear reader, is why Rainbow Dash didn't end up Red Mist, and won the match.
Your Obedient Serpent: tell it like it ISathelind on November 2nd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Well, that, and the simple fact that Rainbow Dash is concentrated essence of pure awesome.
CONCORDIA DISCORS: MLP: Pinkie Animatediceraptoress on November 2nd, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
True dat. I had no doubt that Rainbow Dash was going to win, and that she would mop the ground up with Starscream.

The only thing that I found a little difficult to conceive was that homing missiles would even be able to keep up with her. Can missiles travel at Mach 5? She had to be going at least that fast to pull off the SRB before flying past Starscream, and actually going Mach 10 at that point, and the missiles were still following her.

Also, Derpy sighting! :D Thanks for posting this, it made my day!
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 3rd, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Missiles can indeed travel at Mach 5. Dash vs. Missiles was pretty much even-steven, at least until she REALLY got going.

All that and she didn't even need to use an Atomic Rainbomb on him. ^.^
Stalbonstalbon on November 2nd, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
This much is absolute truth. The end move...eating Starscream's spark? Brilliant.
Your Obedient Serpent: foodathelind on November 3rd, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
... you may be biased there.
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 3rd, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
He is, but it's still pretty damned funny, and something only DASH would have thought to do.

It's going to suck to be Starscream for a while, even if Dash is probably going to be needing a whole tub of Pepto-Bismol for the same amount of time. ^.^