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At times it seems as if the character of Rarity in "Friendship is Magic" is unfairly treated. Some accuse her of being self-obsessed and shallow, whilst others contend that she is their least favourite pony. And sure, Rarity may not be the most adorable of ponies, but this does not mean that she doesn't have an appeal entirely of her own. Fans are rightly divided when it comes to Rarity, but few could deny the maturity and elegance that she conveys at every opportunity.

Her obsession with fashion and looking appealing can be both blatant and subtle. At times, such as in "A Bird in the Hoof" Rarity is seen leaving the party whilst demanding that other ponies remain away from her, as to prevent her dress from getting touched by their dirty hooves. Similarly, in "Dragonshy" Rarity packs an extra scarf, presumably because, regardless of the situation, she wishes to look good. These are just two examples of Rarity at her most extreme, but they are by no means the only situations where Rarity's personal cleanliness leads her into somewhat far-fetched situations; in "Look Before You Sleep" she refuses to duck from lightning under a table because the mud beneath it will get her dirty, suggesting that she would rather risk her own health than appear unclean. This sort of behaviour has unfairly led some viewers to judge her, and quite a few fans after one viewing of the show seem to judge Rarity in a somewhat negative light because of these sort of actions.

But is Rarity's behaviour really that irrational? After all, in "Look Before You Sleep" she has the moral high-ground over Applejack, insofar as her behaviour is certainly more polite. If she has worked hard making a dress, why should she not wish to flaunt it? What can be perceived as boastful behaviour could be regarded as anything but – Rarity may be prideful, but this hardly makes her a poor character, or even a selfish one. One need look no further than "Suited For Success" to see Rarity in her element, offering to make dresses for her friends. We, as an audience, get the feeling that making these dresses is as much a treat for Rarity as it is for her friends, given that she loves to make beautiful things. When the others rudely reject her first offering, however, and begin to selfishly make her alter the dresses to their own ideas, Rarity generously accepts this and does her best to please her friends. This particular episode is perhaps the first episode wherein Rarity's true colours are revealed.

Near the beginning of the season, Rarity is not the most glorified of characters. During the Pilot we learn that she cares a great deal about looking good, offering to give Twilight Sparkle a makeover, but much of her deeper personality remains a secret. Her natural compassion is apparent in that she offers the dejected sea-serpent – Steven Magnet – her tail in order to cheer him up after losing his moustache, but her action quickly returns to her appearance by her suggestion that 'short tails are in' at that time of the year. Her under-representation during the early parts of the season are unlikely a deliberate action of the studio, but they are noticeable. She makes a minor appearance in episodes such as "Boast Busters", challenging Trixie with her beautiful creative skills, but it isn't until the eighth episode that she gets the main focus of attention alongside Applejack. It isn't until over halfway through the season where Rarity really gets her chance to shine, and by then viewers have already established their favourites in characters such as Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.

If this sounds as if Rarity is getting the short end of the straw, then fear not, for although it takes a while for her character to be explored, when it is she proves to be incredibly interesting. Potentially shallow elements of her behaviour, such as wishing to attend the Grand Galloping Gala in order to meet a handsome Prince, are exchanged in favour of wishing to appease her friends. "Art of the Dress" is a brilliant song sung with style and a great, almost Cabaret vocal, exploring Rarity's mature behaviour, and acts as a homage to fashion designers everywhere, who can certainly relate to Rarity's plight during the difficult task of satisfying her friends, all of which want very different things from their dresses. The fashion show that Rarity puts on at the end of this episode makes one feel immense sympathy for the talented unicorn, because her potential is not instantly recognised by Hoity Toity, who fairly criticises her dresses. That Rarity puts her friends before her career during this particular point in the plot satisfies the notion that she isn't at all selfish, and is in fact more than willing to act as the best friend possible to the entire group. Luckily for Rarity, by the end of the episode Hoity Toity is convinced to see her real dresses, and is understandably amazed by what he sees.

All of the ponies within "Friendship is Magic" are talented, but it is Rarity who allows her talents to flourish in the public limelight. Whereas Twilight Sparkle is nervous about using her own talent of magic in Ponyville – as evidenced in "Boast Busters" and "Winter Wrap-up" - Rarity is more than happy to flaunt what she's good at. By throwing fashion shows and attempting to pursue her career, she is the most driven character within the show. That she has permanent employment also portrays her as one of the oldest characters of the mane six; that she speaks in such a refined dialect and has an interest in more adult themes, such as getting married and earning money, leaves no doubt in my mind that she is the oldest pony of the group. It is Applejack alone who works as hard as Rarity, and to put the two up against one another in "Look Before You Sleep" is an act of genius; after all, seeing these two otherwise mature ponies in an immature situation, acting far younger than they like to portray themselves to others, is a recipe for success.

And, as the season continues into its latter half, both the best and worst qualities of Rarity become apparent. "Sonic Rainboom" does not do Rarity many favours, unfortunately, as her selfish behaviour almost causes Rainbow Dash to fail in the Young Flyers Competition. Rarity gains beautiful wings due to a spell by Twilight Sparkle, and, although she is warned that they are very delicate and should not be flaunted, Rarity ignores Twilight's advice and shows off to everypony, whether they be male or female, in Cloudsdale. In a parody of the story of Icarus, Rarity swoops too close to the sun and almost plummets to her death. Luckily for her, she learns her lesson after Rainbow Dash saves her, and this is perhaps the drastic alteration that needed to be made to Rarity's character. Because, although she never loses her grasp of all things gorgeous and appealing, after "Sonic Rainboom" she seems to become a lot more down-to-earth.

Consider "A Dog and Pony Show". Whilst searching for gems for pop sensation Sapphire Shores, Rarity is kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs due to her ability to locate gems easily. It is interesting that the daydreams that the other characters have about Rarity being imprisoned involve her being meek and needy, even though Rarity is clearly in a position of dominance once down in the caves. By using a mixture of her natural cunning and refined title of 'Lady', as well as through driving the Dogs insane with her whining – or complaining, at that – she ends up briefly running the entire gem-harvesting enterprise that the Dogs have, having them bring her drinks and fan her down when she's hot. It is certainly amusing seeing Rarity in this position, and compounds the notion of high-class that she embraces in that she has what can essentially be called slaves acting on her every whim. Although her command is short-lived and she ends up bursting into tears after being struck by a Diamond Dog and insulted – this is likely a deliberate action by Rarity to frustrate them further – she clearly strikes a chord with an audience here, and many fans of the show who were not the biggest supporters of Rarity will learn to like her. Her ability to maintain her dignity in the face of danger and then comically convince the Diamond Dogs to pay the mane cast just to get rid of her is no easy feat and does a lot to make Rarity a more convincing character with a lot to love about her.

It's not just the audience that will love Rarity if they give her a chance, either. Rarity is the only character within the show that has some affiliation with love and relationships. From the moment that he sees her, Spike develops a crush on Rarity, which is explored in further depth throughout the entire season. Although relationships are clearly not the main focus of the show, and Spike's affections are not returned – by the looks of things, Rarity isn't entirely aware of how Spike feels – it is certainly interesting that she is presented in this light. Arguably, this unrequited romance is necessary, as it reminds the audience that these ponies are realistic characters capable of feeling an array of emotions across a broad spectrum. Just because "Friendship is Magic" is friendly for children, it doesn't need to shy away from more mature topics such as crushes and love, which results in her appealing to older viewers whilst refusing to patronise younger viewers.

Moreover, as mentioned previously, Rarity wishes to meet her Prince Charming – Prince Blueblood in this case – and have the Fairytale lifestyle of her dreams. Although this can be seen as being an unrealistic proposition, it shouldn't detract from the sincerity of Rarity's wishes. She doesn't wish to attend the Gala in order to benefit her business, or to meet the Wonderbolts; she merely wishes to meet somepony who can sweep her off of her hooves. This reveals a vulnerable side to Rarity, and one that should not be mocked. Love is an incredibly important aspect of existence, arguably more important than anything else, and Rarity's head is firmly on her shoulders when it comes to attempting to find love. That she finds out that love isn't what she built it up to be in her head, and that her Prince Charming is anything but chivalrous, is so true to life – the genius is in the fact that, whilst many cartoons may have those unrealistic, flawless, love-at-first-sight relationships with the 'Happily-ever-after' conclusions, Rarity's own relationship and extended interaction with a male is anything but. Because of this, we not only feel empathy for Rarity's situation, but understand her disappointment. And, when she shakes dirt all over Prince Blueblood, it's enough to cause an audience to raise their fists in triumph; it's a true moment of girl-power when Rarity, a usually pristine, clean pony, comes face-to-face with her worst enemy – dirt (or cake in this case) – and then sprays it all over a regal, pompous individual, the likes of which she would once have aspired to be like.

The Grand Galloping Gala, then, serves as an incredibly potent scenario in altering Rarity's perception of love and life. It may take until the end of the season in "The Best Night Ever" to reach this point, but like many characters during the season, it is this particular episode that shows the greatest change in Rarity. Not to mention that Rarity is responsible for one of the funniest lines within the season: when Pinkie Pie mentions that Rarity's glass slipper has fallen off and that now her Prince Charming will be able to find her, Rarity quickly lets out an exclamation of horror after her unfortunate night with Prince Blueblood and proceeds to smash the slipper with her hoof. Rarity is no stranger to humour and somewhat out-of-character acts of behaviour. On several occasions, when in confrontations, she exclaims "It. Is. ON!", with a close-up of her face, ensuring that some ass-kicking is about to go down. Furthermore, she has melodramatic moments where she wallows in...whatever it is ponies wallow in, and wraps herself up in a black cloak in order to go into isolation. Her voice cracks when she's of a particularly emotional disposition, such as remarking to Sapphire Shores "You...know my name!" and she's more than capable of referring to dangerous looking beasts as 'ruffians', before delivering a powerful kick. There is nothing weak about Rarity, even if she may appear on the surface to be overtly Lady-like.

Even as a filly she was distinctly prudent, sounding in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" exactly as self-assured as she does in the present day. When she is explaining to the audience about her destiny in finding her special talent it is funny to watch her being dragged by the horn up and down hills, across deserts and so on, and, when finding that she's been led to a mere rock in the middle of nowhere, her explosive response of ,"DUMB ROCK" is well-timed. For a character who embraces femininity and fashion, Rarity is certainly not afraid to speak her mind or embrace challenges. She walks right up to a Dragon without a trace of fear in "Dragonshy" and almost succeeds in stealing from the beast, and it is only when she risks offending her friends, such as in "Green Isn't Your Colour" that she keeps tight-lipped with the truth. This episode reveals that Rarity's best friend is Fluttershy, perhaps an odd choice in that Rarity loves the public spotlight, whilst Fluttershy hates it. When Fluttershy captures the attention of the eclectic Photo Finish, Rarity grows jealous and struggles to tell her friend the truth. It is Rarity's inability to vindicate her friends that makes her similar to Fluttershy, and ensures that she is, ultimately, a likeable character.

And so, although Rarity may appear to some viewers as not the deepest of characters – I myself was not the greatest fan of her until watching the season a second time through – it cannot be denied that she has a completely original appeal. She's not a perfect example of behaviour: she can be selfish, she can be fussy and she can be melodramatic. But, similarly, she can also be incredibly thoughtful and generous, and tackles issues that other ponies simply would not. Both career-driven and searching for that special someone, Rarity is a mature pony who demands respect. Her Lady-like beauty and her natural grace are second-to-none, and throughout the season she proves time and time again that she is no push-over. She is caring towards her little sister, Sweetie Belle, and does her best to encourage her, proving that she also considers family to be important. And although she may be strict with her younger sibling, everything she says to the young Cutie Mark Crusader is ultimately for the best. Rarity is a beautiful, articulate and talented pony who will one day, without a doubt, shine all over Equestria.
My third character review - this time tackling that elegant unicorn, Rarity. I hope that fans of her will enjoy this one, and that people who perhaps aren't the biggest Rarity fans will give her another chance. I've grown to really like her after watching the show a few times :3

Feel free to suggest who I should review next~
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FeatherWishMLP Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This is SO true! :love: THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for not hating on Rarity! She is my FAVORITE pony above all, and without her, I would've never have fallen in love with dress-making, and it's so easy to do! :iconrarityhappyplz:
I HATE it when ppl hate on Rarity... :iconraritysadplz: And I'm so glad you see that you see her good side! :happybounce:
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SugarNSpice222 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. THANK.YOU. I'm so tired of people hating on Rarity.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Niiice... Here is my opinion on her [link]
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PegasisterInAction Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student
Rarity used to be my least favourite pony, but after reading this, she's up in the top three. Great work! :D
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TheRandomClassic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Definitely an excellent review of Rarity. Season 2 has seemed to give Rarity even more depth.

Based on "Sisterhooves Social" and "Sweet and Elite", We've seen quite a bit of development in Rarity. Sisterhooves Social being the best example of this.
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amen to that. :D
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olihmajor Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Rarity is my favorite pony, so I was happy to see this :D You make some great points, but this

[If she has worked hard making a dress, why should she not wish to flaunt it?]

is the highlight.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
One of the rasons I like the character of Rarity is that her voice actress, Tabitha St Germain, seems to be putting far more effort and dedication into her would than would have probably been asked of her.

I can safely say that Rarity's more over-the-top voice moments, such as towards the end of "Suited for success" are some of the funniest things I've seen on the show.

I know that makes me sound cruel, finding humour in someone else's misfortunet, and I admit that. But the scene was clearly played for laughs so I feel somewhat more comfortable about it.

Speaking of which, it's clear to me that of all the characters, she is one of the cast who best represents her given element. The aforementioned episode has her do nothing but give and give. Generosity indeed.
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XxAnimeKat182xX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh YES!!! Finally Rarity is the best pony!!!

Nothing will ever make me change my favorite pony! >W< Rarity is just so... amazing really. Her character is just lovely to me! Me and Rarity are pretty much nothing alike if anything I am more like Twilight Sparkle xDD I have just been draw to her character. For my desire to be more lady like and refined. I always wished to be more like Rarity plus being an older sister I can really relate to her! I love how even though Rarity loves clothes it is more of an "art" deal than "OHMEHGOSHILOVETHOSESHOES!MUSTBUYDEM!!" Me and my sister don't understand why people hate her so... She is so much more deep and hilarious! I love her over dramatic moments! When she lost her blue ribbon xDD Gosh I died of laughter than Daaaawwwwwed at her pouty face.

A lot of people just don't understand her. I love all the ponies but I am sick of hearing FLuttershy is the best pony. It is just annoying. Fluttershy is adorable and I do enjoy when she has her own moments but she is just... how do I say this... well in a way she is very mainstream... I have a tendency to love the under loved characters~ xDD
In the newest episode people called her a "bitch"! >:U I just couldn't believe that!! They obviously have never had a younger sibling! >_> Rarity needs more love! I think I have typed enough now...
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Sgt-Samson Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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thefoodfoodfood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I love the depth that you explore each character in. I like Rarity. I like them all.
You sir, are a master essayist.
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Thiefenz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarity is admittedly my least favorite pony, but there are plenty of qualities I like about her. her personality arch-type is just too dissimilar to mine. Like I said though, there is plenty I love about Rarity; Pinkie Pie is just better
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Q-T-Prism Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
She's also hilarious, Tabitha St. Germain does an incredible job on her voice.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Definitely! She brings so much character to her :3
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Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I thought Rarity was gonna be my least favorite pony but....you really nailed her character!

She's my favorite pony now!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wonderful to hear :3
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raincloudriot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoyed this very much, you made some fabulous points! Very well done :clap:
Rarity's my favourite pony, and my friends have even compared me to her in real life ^^;
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Heh, being compared to Rarity is no bad thing. Whilst caring about her appearance, she maintains her loving and loyal personality. She's also becoming frequently more amusing, as her love for Tom, the giant boulder, in Season 2, Episode 2 just proved (if you haven't watched yet, go right ahead! It's awesome!). Thank you for the lovely comment!

Oh, and thank you for the Llama badge as well x3
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raincloudriot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, no I haven't seen it just yet. I'm actually just waiting for it to load on Youtube!
I just found it funny how her cutiemark story contained that rock, and now she has this rock (Tom)...
Her destiny is a rock! :giggle:

You're most welcome! :heart:
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
[link]

You can watch it here, if you haven't already :3

I didn't make the comparison between Tom and the rock in her "Cutie Mark Chronicles" scene x3 Good observation! I'm just about to upload a review of Episode 1 and 2, so once you've watched the episodes you might want to check it out ^^
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raincloudriot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've watched it now; it was great! :aww:
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NekoLLX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
*clap clap*

Have you done Big Mac?
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Hey! Not yet, mainly because there isn't a huge amount to go on. At the end of Season 2, though, I plan on doing a series of minor character reviews, so keep a look-out :3
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NekoLLX Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
can do
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Dragon-of-Twilght Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
While I do wholeheartedly agree with your statements and all of your points; there is one small critique that I feel compelled to add.

While I do agree that 'Sonic Rainboom' is perhaps Rarity's worst episode, it should be noted that she wasn't given those wings that became the focus of the episode on a whim. She was the one who suggested Twilight do something so that they could be there for Rainbow Dash; then, when the spell they found was shown to be a difficult one, she volunteered to have it cast on her. Both of these acts speak volumes about Rarity's true nature; the first showing that she's very aware of her friends' emotions and skills, and the second showing that she's willing to put herself on the line to help them (as who knows how improperly cast magic could have affected her). So yes, while her vanity went to her head after receiving the wings, they were acquired for a selfless reason.

Again, not disagreeing or refuting any of what you said, just wanted to point that out
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
This can certainly be argued, and I would never deny that Rarity does have some wonderful qualities that shine through during every episode that she's featured in.
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CheddahSlingah Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Very well-written! You've put down several points of my own argument against Rarity-haters, so now I have something to shove into their faces. >:3
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Good man! If anyone doubts, show them the review and they'll get a slice of humble pie. There's a lot to love about Rarity :3
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wittypun7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
nice review. -i always loved the fact that in the second episode rarity first reaction to a manticore is to kick it in the face and her plan for dealing with a dragon is to seduce it before robbing him blind. Shes a very brave pony.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Hah, seduction...I never pictured her actions with the dragon as seduction x3 She was quite complimentary, though, yes! And yeah, you wouldn't expect Rarity, who is usually so Lady-like as to want to avoid manual labour, to go and kick a manticore. She's such a surprise!
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mojojojo-evilmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I hate how people just don't get Rarity, in my opinion she is the most unique, complex pony and the one with more subtext.

All the ponies are steriotypes (or archetypes if you will) and all of them heave a "twist", Rainbow's self esteem issues, Fluttershy's brakdown at the gala, Pinkie's pathological freak out, etc. But rarity is the most twisted one, because with all the others you dont get surprised when the "break" the cjaracter, but i would never predict that Rarity could defeate the diamond dogs.

Also -as you said- she's the most Adult one, the most mature, and that's the most interesting thing about it, she stands out from the mane cast, because even if applejack is a hard worker she behave like a teenager. Older then the other ones, but a teenager non the less, While Rarity in the other hand is a very well realized adult.

Well, congrats for the exelent deconstruction, we need more people to stand for Rarity.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I wouldn't say that all of the ponies are stereotypes. I've rarely seen a character quite like Pinkie Pie or Applejack in a show before. Rarity does manage to beat the Diamond Dogs, but I'm not sure that that makes her more twisted than the other ponies. I do agree that she is incredibly mature, however, and potentially the most adult pony. I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up being the oldest. Thanks for the compliments!
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Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Something to add to Rarity's behavior in Sonic Rainboom. While it's true that she became self absorbed with her wings, it was also Rarity that recognized Dash's nervousness about the contest and insisted that they find a way to go there and help her. She even volunteered to be the first one to try the flight spell, as she put it, "For Rainbow Dash."
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Ah, a very good observation! There are sometimes bits of information that I wish to include but find myself unable to because of the word limit, but the fact that Rarity volunteered to try the flight spell for Rainbow Dash was not something that I considered. This show really does have a lot of analyse about these characters o.o
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Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
... Word limit?
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I keep all of the reviews the same length to avoid favouritism. Naturally this means that I can't cover everything. If I chose to, I could talk about a single episode for fifteen pages. I keep it as streamlined as possible.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
'to analyse, gah!
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Very nicely done. Rarity is one of my favorite characters in the show for the reasons you mentioned. Yes, she can be vain sometimes, but she got the generousity Element Of Harmony for a reason. I felt like in "Sonic Rainboom", she just let the attention go to her head, which may be why she wanted Fluttershy to be her model.

Another thing I found intresting is that she was guilt ridden when her wish for Fluttershy to fail at modeling began to come true. She instantly forgot her jealousy and tried to help her friend, unknowing that Fluttershy wanted to fail, but still. It shows a lot of compassion towards ones friends to realize your jealousy might be hurting them and to make amends.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Yes, I would agree with that. Rarity is a very generous pony, even if her selfishness can sometimes undermine her other virtues.
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mrscrib Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I think this is an underlying theme in the show. In that, although they are the embodiment of their Elements, that is not all they are, up to and including having qualities and traits that are in direct opposition to their elements that sneak up on them when they are at their worst.

Rainbow Dash may be loyalty, but her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt would mean she would be, for the most part, abandoning her friends.
Rarity is generous, but she has many selfish goals. Although in her case, being more successful means that she can be more generous as well.
Fluttershy is kind, but she hates it when her kindness is rejected. Plus when her friends are threatened she becomes the fiercest character on the show.
Applejack is honest most of the time, but she can forget to be honest, first and foremost, with herself. Also, her being dishonest with others ends up in disaster, each and every single time.
Pinkie Pie is laughter, but when she's not laughing she's crying.
Twilight may be magic, but she is reluctant to use magic around others. Often enough, she rejects magic as a means to solve problems around her.

Could be why in Season 2 the mane six have to go searching for their elements.
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Very true. Nopony is perfect after all.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Rarity isn't my favorite of the Mane Six, but I don't undersand why she has so much hate.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Possibly because she's too girly for some, or because she's a bit under-represented early into the season.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Oh.

She still dosen't deserve that much hate though.
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mrscrib Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Also possible that she sounds too much like that stuck up...whatever...that in most shows are meant to be at least a semi-antagonist of the main character. Essentially, due to social conditioning through media, the way she acts makes viewers stereotype her into the role vis-a-vis Twilight Sparkle as is occupied by Diamond Tiara vis-a-vis Apple Bloom.

Which both shows a lack of flexibility in the mind of the viewer (for some, it takes two season watchings to get to like her) and the fact that media throws at us a lot of stereotypes*. Kids, at least young enough not to have already undergone the programming through pop-culture, should find her more likable, charming, etc.

* Remember kids, stereotyping is bad! If you do it, you're a knuckle dragging hillbilly who sleeps with his/her cousin.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Didn't Rarity work herself to near exaultion to make her friends happy? Personly after seeing that, I would lose my dislike for Rarity immeditaly.
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mrscrib Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
By this I mean that it's apparent Rarity didn't charge for the dresses. It would be uncouth and beneath her, not to mention that Twilight writes in her friendship report that when a friend is willing to do you a favor that a pony should not be demanding over it (or somesuch).

Her only real requirement was that they model the dresses for her in the fashion show.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Thanks for the info.
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mrscrib Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
A lot of people took away from that that she was still charging her friends as the line "Stay within our budget" was used in the second rendition of the song (I remember someone arguing about the charges and wondering what they were talking about). So, no, some people completely miss out on that part and think her generosity is the exception to the rule. Whereas in fact, she is a generous person, but she's a bit of a flamboyant drama queen and can sometimes act selfishly. However when that selfishness leads to fame and riches, she'd be the first to turn around and use that fame and riches to help others.

Mind you, lots of people who realize that probably just don't like drama queens.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
True. Drama queens can get annoying.
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