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Bootsy Slickmane


Retired writer and graphic artist.

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Her heart was broken. Her reputation in Ponyville was in ruins. A menace, they called her. Said she wasn't a real hero. Blamed her for the sudden disappearance of their real hero, Mare Do Well. She'd even been abandoned by her five best friends. Everything she thought she could count on was destroyed.

Bent on vengeance and driven by her raw emotions, Rainbow Dash becomes a villain that Ponyville won't soon forget. But she soon finds that not everything in Ponyville is quite what it seems.


Special thanks to DragonShadow, who pre-read and helped me revise this story. Thanks also to JofY, who gave suggestions for the second revision.


The comments are full of unmarked spoilers, so watch out.
Obviously, this contains massive spoilers for the season 2 episode "The Mysterious Mare Do Well," and one must have seen it before this story will make much sense.
Rated Teen for violence and some blood.

Chapters (12)
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Comments ( 422 )

I need more!:flutterrage:
This is going in my favorites :twilightsmile:

This is awesome, keep up the good work, I can't wait for more :raritywink:

Pretty intense... Keep it up.

do it rainbow dash.show them what a TRUE villain is.

I haven't read it yet, but I do love a good fix with rainbow dash as the villan :rainbowkiss: this has been added to my read later list though, because it sounds interesting :pinkiehappy:

Oh god yes. I love you for making this a thing <3

I... LOVE THIS MARE! This is honestly one of the best versions of what would've happened if Rainbow hated her friends after the Mare-Do-Well incident.

Looks pretty decent. You said it was already completed. How many chapters are there total?

I don't usually say this about dark stories, but this is... well, disturbingly believable, which is probably what you were going for anyway. It means you're writing a dark story in a right way.
I'll keep my eye on this.

I like this... a lot! Please update soon (or take your time, perfection takes time, I know...) :twilightsmile:

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Thanks, and I'll try not to let you down. Unless something goes horribly wrong, I'll update every day.

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I've heard that there were a lot of stories about Rainbow getting all emo and sad about the whole thing, but she never really struck me as the type to mope instead of rage. I'm pretty sure there's nothing out there quite like this one. There is another one where she becomes a villain as a result (I checked after I started writing), but these two stories are worlds apart.

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12 chapters is right. I'm not totally sure how Componysition knew that, but they are correct. I'll be adding two per day on most days, and should be done in seven days total.

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Believability is something that I always strive for, at least in my serious stories. I hope you enjoy what's to come.

3630266 Oh? And what story is that? (PS: I'm doing a Mare-Do-Well story myself called Mare-Do-Well: Dark Reflections check it out sometime.)

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It was called Mysterious Mare Do Well:Rise of the Shadowbolt (I guess that author owes me a doughnut now for this plug). Though the concepts between the stories may seem strikingly similar at first glance, I assure you that they are completely different types of stories with very few similarities beyond the costume origin. One look at our opening chapters will tell you that, though. And I'll be sure to have a look at your work, as well.

3630572 Wait that's the one that got me into writing my Mare-Do-Well story! I mean yeah it's based on another guy's universe but that's the one that gave me the idea!

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Well, that's an interesting little coincidence. Though, like I said, I only found that story after I'd already written a good deal of this, so I didn't take any inspiration from it. Well, except for the idea of (practically-meaningless spoiler) bottled clouds, but they're used in a different way here. Anyway, I was just putting it out there that I'm aware that the idea has been used before, but not like this.

3630573 Hey, are you going to update your cannibal story?
As for this story, I will read it next. Really glad it's finished already. But I'll thumb up now, Villain Dash is not that common :rainbowdetermined2:

You got a fave and a like from me.:rainbowdetermined2::pinkiehappy:

:moustache::moustache::moustache:

More,more I demand more:flutterrage:

Mwhahahaha hahahaha!:rainbowlaugh:

3631237 Sure will try! Also look at it now. It went through a little revision.

I think that RD should keep her identity as- scratch that, her rainbow mane gives her away

LOL! Secret Of My Excess.

Interesting, Rainbow Dash as a want to be villain, not bad :pinkiehappy:

This is really good set up. Each chapter is setting up simple elements that could easily be used later. Also, it's good hyping up for Mare Do Well when she finally appears. I hope though that you don't go into any of other main 6's heads though to purely show what RD's mind is going through.

Railroaded plot but whatyagunnado. I like it so far.

Hrrrm, for some reason, this story is messing up my unread favorites counter.

It's like there's two non-existent chapters I haven't read yet, even though they're all read so far.

I like this. Right now she's basically Snidely Whiplash; not very villainous at all. :pinkiesmile: I'm wondering when the dark kicks in, though.

And Spike thinks she's trying to be a superhero, lel. :trollestia: So far this is pretty close to Original Flavor. However...

Did she kill Thunderlane?

I want sum moar. Good job. :pinkiehappy:

Even though she is a villian, I can't wait to see her beat up her "friends" just make sure she doesn't hurt Pinkie and Fluttershy to much. Also how doesn't Spike know about Dark Spectrum? Doesn't Twilight tell him what is going on?

I'm sensing Ballister Blackheart from the Nimona webcomic. Queue dramatic music and popcorn tub full of m&m's.

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Indeed. I can't imagine many ponies have a mane like that.

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Heh, yeah, I thought I'd toss that in there.

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Sorry to disappoint, but the story is almost entirely focused to Rainbow, with just a few short segments following a couple others just so the reader has a full grasp of what's going on at certain times. It is still Rainbow's story, though, and the other non-Rainbow portions are quite brief.

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Yeah, but I wanted to get things underway pretty quickly to keep the moping to a minimum.

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Um, sorry, but I don't know why it's doing that. There are 8 chapters yet to be published, but I haven't actually even put them on the site here yet, so I've got no clues.

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All will come to light in good time, dear readers. In good time.

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Hmm.... Not familiar with that series. Looks kinda interesting, though.

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Wait, do you mean showing the civilians reactions, or the rest of the main 6's?

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Both, actually. A little bit of the civilians, like in Chapter 3, and a little bit from the Main 6. There's barely any look into their thoughts, though, just enough to drive the story while keeping the same perspective-biased narrative tone.

Ok evil sidekick idea is awesome I'm loving this story more keep up the good work.

Ok this needs to be updated right now. Is there a site where this is finished.

Also evil side kick Spike great idea.:moustache:

In previous chapters Dash is fighting herself (in my opinion)
A weapon Idea is a sleep dart sorta thing

I'm sorry, but this is hilarious. I kept on thinking this was a [Comedy] fic about Dash overreacting and becoming a really ineffectual supervillain--in a setting that doesn't even do comic book characters. The level of poor communications that would have to occur in order for these events to happen is staggering, and then there's the mental image of Dash turning into some dark supervillain while Ponyville just sighs at her comic book antics and the Mane Five don't do anything.

Seriously, why aren't the Mane Five doing anything? You'd think the second she ran off to mope would have been a clue something was off...and then when she didn't show back up the next day would have been a bigger clue...and then when an angry mob formed would have been a very big clue...and then when she dawned her hilarious supervillain getup and ran around Ponyville would have been an even bigger clue...

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Nope, this site is the only one where this story is posted. And updates are coming once I get my laptop back.

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Indeed. Specrtum's biggest enemy so far is Rainbow herself.

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You're absolutely right about everything you point out. I've been debating whether or not to class this as a tragicomedy, since humor is so subjective and I'm not sure how funny it really is. I'll wait until the whole thing is up and I have everyone's reactions before possibly adding a comedy tag, though.

3635396 This is on the edge of comedy. If you find it funny, you find it funny; if you don't, you don't.

I'll admit, I came in here hoping for some dead serious "Rainbow Dash summons a violent storm that starts blasting houses apart, while she tearfully denounces her friends for betraying her despite their false pleas to the contrary" action.

My inner drama queen just adores a good betrayal-and-revenge story.:rainbowdetermined2:

I didn't really expect it to be this... comedic, given the tags. Regardless, I've read this far because it's still managed to keep me entertained... and I'm curious to see where it's headed.

So, have a fave and upvote.:twilightsmile:

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Exactly. That's why I didn't give it a comedy tag. I found it mildly funny and mostly just amusing, if anything.

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Great to hear that it kept you reading anyway. However, it's not over yet....
And on a related note:

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Oh, yes, there will be ass kicking.

put more drama into it! and make it more scary!:pinkiecrazy:

Author's Note:

Yes, I'm about 86% sure that "flustration" is really a word, albeit a potentially obscure one.

Sure it is.

Can't wait for the next chapter.

"Where's your hero now, Ponyville? Where's that coward Mare Do Well?"
She paused for dramatic effect, and then shouted, "She's at home, washing her tights!"

Pulling a Joker, huh Dashie?

3637198 Wait, are you following me? I have been seeing you around a lot lately, and I suddenyl have two comment replies in a row from you. One was on one of your stories, granted, but still. Maybe I am following you? Spooky.

Well, I guess you could say that the situation, *puts on shades* escalated.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!

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