I lot of folks were wondering about this one, as Kkat never really addressed Rainbow's ultimate fate. Finally, I chose to go with this scene, our final glimpse of Rainbow Dash before she faded from the story, and from history...
I know it's weird, having a Rainbow-shaped hole in the history of the Equestrian Wasteland, but I actually prefer not knowing. It's kinda poetic...As hard as Rainbow worked to make history, the break every record, to have her name screamed to the heavens, it somehow seems right that in the end she should just...vanish.
Of all the pieces I've done, this one has changed the most, from concept to execution. I hope you're all as satisfied with it as I am.
Fallout: Equestria belongs to Kkat, MLP:FIM belongs to Lauren Faust.
" - HOLY ----!!!!"
I just used this in my FIMfiction blog.
You're awesome, Kkat!
I think she flew up, up, up as far as she could, further than any pegasi had done before, then slammed herself into the ground as fast as she could... just to be sure.
Let's face it, Rainbow would have wanted it that way.
One friend had killed the other, merely another tragedy among thousands.
Just thinking about it makes me feel melancholy...
This really is the perfect image for her 'fate'. PP had a hand in it, but really RD is the one (I feel) was directly responsible for LP discovering the truth's that led her to the SPP... not to mention that RD is the reason for the SPP in the first place. She looks so hurt, so lost... apprehensive, yet awesome. All her friends are dead or missing, the world is a burning ruin, even the Goddesses are gone... and all she knows is that her crazy druggie friend insisted that she had do this one last thing... so she does it, because she's Loyalty Incarnate.
Also, I love (LOVE) this armor design. And the silhouette of her gun just sells it for me. This is going in my favorites.
Holy crap! I know the final fates of the rest of the mane 6 were brutally ironic (i.e. Pinkie wanting to keep people happy, ended up making everyone fear her, Flutters wanting to save everyone, killed everyone instead, etc...) but for the longest time I could never see the irony behind Dash's fate. Wow, thanks for pointing that out!
Oh and awesome pic, can't forget that!
I totally agree with you about Rainbow's fate.