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The Most Loyal Jerk You Will Ever Meet by Valkyrie-Girl The Most Loyal Jerk You Will Ever Meet by Valkyrie-Girl
And for some strange reason I drew Rainbow Dash.

Yep.

Edit: I would like to point out that the title is supposed to be funny. When I call Rainbow Dash a jerk, I do so with a great deal of affection. If I disliked her as a character, I wouldn't bother drawing her. She is a great character who has enjoyed a great deal of wonderful development but it cannot be denied that no matter how much she's grown, she can still be a bit of a jerk every now and then. That's just how I feel.
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TheDreweMaster Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You just showed and described why I love Rainbow Dash! :D :thumbsup:
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LordSleeper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best title ever...'nuff said! favd
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you think so!
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LordSleeper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime, great art should be appreciated, and so it shall be done! /)
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite an accurate title.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
She IS a jerk at times. That's half the reason I like her so much, because she's so adorably jerky. She just uses that to hide her core self from the world to keep from being hurt. ;)
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly! Her jerkiness is endearing which was the point I was trying to make with the title but kinda failed at.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Nah, I got it. You don't usually combine "jerk" with "loyal" after all. ;)

But I guess it's too subtle for some folk. *shrug*
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jayands Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I too, love the jerk above. It's just who she is.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you understand!
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D0nT-St3AL-Ma1-Sh1z Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hate the title.. (t-_-t to you who made the title) but love the picture..
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GwynnethSasaki Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much truth in this art, well done Valkyrie =3
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Why thank you!
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GwynnethSasaki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :iconhappymeowplz:
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d715 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
also the laziest
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
That too!
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d715 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
that's the most important part too
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Rex42 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahaha bravo with the title :clap:
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad somebody likes it.
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Rex42 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, I do not hate Rainbow dash or anything in fact I think she very cool, buuut she tends to be jerk x)
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes! Thank you! You understand how I feel!
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Rex42 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha,you are welcome :)
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Jezendar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one shiny mane. Rainbow Dash can be a jerk at times, but she's still a great friend!
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
And that is why she is the most loyal jerk you will ever meet.
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GrayTechnoRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Well she certainly looks smug with her lightning bling and cocky smile.
I love what you did with her mane.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! Heehee! Lightning bling. I like that.
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice portrait... and the title made me laugh XD
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it made somebody laugh. People seem to be taking it the wrong way for the most part.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Not a fan of her's I take it?
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
When I call her a jerk, I do so with as much affection as possible. And if I didn't like her I wouldn't be drawing her.
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Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rainbow Dash also acts jerky in style! She needs a giant hat...
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Always a giant hat!
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frong Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I was glad to see the writers have Dashie be nice again during the last episode, for a change. They really made her look bad in S2, what with the two "Dash acts like a jerk and then learns her lesson" episodes in a row. :( Even if it does sorta lend her character depth... sorta... I'd still rather not see her be a jerk at all.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Well if a person has been a jerk for any length of time it takes more than just one event to change them. Become not a jerk takes time and effort and it makes Dash's character more realistic that she would have to work at it to become a better person/pony.

So when I call her a jerk I say it with as much affection as possible.
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frong Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Well, sure, but some people are never jerks to begin with. That's more along the lines of what I meant. Why'd they have to make her an occasional jerk in the first place? She wasn't really like that in S1. :grump:
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I suppose that's true. However I would rather see a character with faults grow and improve than to have them be perfect from the beginning. People are never perfect when they start out. We all have faults and failings that we have to conquer as part of the process of become a better person. It's hard work and we often fail and end up hurting the people we care about. I enjoying seeing that process of trial and error, making mistakes but being aware of them and making an effort to fix things. And I don't just see it in Rainbow either. All of the mane 6 have there personal faults that they've had to deal with along the way and part of what makes them so great. They may be candy colored tiny horses but they have to face the same problems that we do almost every day.

Wow I talk way too much.
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frong Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I know that it's necessary for a character to start out with faults in order for them to grow, but being an outright jerk is a severe enough fault that it may cause me to stop caring about a character entirely if they go overboard with it. That's no big deal for antagonists, especially obvious one-shots like Gilda or the teenage dragons, but we're talking about one of the main protagonists here. To make matters worse, they didn't start her out as a jerk - they turned her into one after an entire season had already aired. That's just disappointing, ruining one of my favorite characters like that. Dash overcoming her insistence upon always looking cool in Read it and Weep was a much better and more likable example of character development on her part, IMO.

Speaking of jerks, am I the only one who had no interest in seeing Trixie return, prior to The Magic Duel? She was an arrogant, belligerent, loudmouth liar in Boast Busters who put others down to make herself look good, rather than try to legitimately beat them at their own game. In short, she was a colossal jerk in all the ways I hate the most. I still can't figure out why anyone liked her enough in spite of all that to want to see her come back. She's a bit better of a character now that she apologized, though her whole self-righteous act still grates on me a little. Personal preference, I suppose. :shrug:

LOL You think you talk a lot? You oughta see me on message boards. =P
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't mind the season 1 to season 2 change but I guess that might have to do with the fact the Rainbow was never overly fond of her to begin with. But I can understand where you're coming from in that.

Oh man! I am so glad I'm not the only one who didn't care about Trixie! I was actually really disappointed that they bothered to do that. I feel like it was a brony episode and nothing else. She was fine as a one shot villain and nothing else! I fear that they are really spoiling the bronies to the point that if they're not careful they may end up loosing what made the show so attractive in the first place and it'll just turn into one giant brony reference monstrosity. That episode really scared me in the regard. However Sleepless in Ponyville has put those fears to rest, at least for the moment.
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frong Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
You mean that you were never that fond of Dash to begin with? Fair enough. I think I liked her in the first place because she got more snarky one-liners in S1. They kinda stopped doing that as much in S2, unfortunately. Now my favorite char is Pinkie Pie, because she's a walking mass of condensed random. :dummy:


OK good, so my sense of entertainment value isn't totally broken here. Right from the start, I could never come up with a good reason why so many bronies tried to rationalize Trixie's behavior in Boast Busters, to the point of giving her a tragic backstory and everything. I present, in my defense... Occam's Razor. The simplest explanation is the best one. Simple explanation: Trixie was a jerk, therefore she did jerky things. The end. =P Then there are the members of the fanon who have even gone so far as to headcanon her into becoming as powerful as Twilight, which is just ridiculous, and the ones like Sethisto from EQD who drool over her like a starving dog drools over a 10 lb. steak. Seriously, people. There are so many great characters in this show, and yet THAT'S who you think is best pony? I don't get it. :|

But anyway, I agree with you about the writers taking a risk in making too many brony shoutouts. Also, Sleepless in Ponyville was an adorable episode. Scootaloo~ :D
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite character overall is Princess Celestia while my favorite of the mane 6 is Rarity.

Bronies are crazy, that is the long and short of it I think. They will latch onto the weirdest things for absolutely no reason and never let go no matter how much evidence you present them with. And often times I think we all tend to forget that this is, in the end, a show for six year old girls, however much it may appeal to us as 20+ year old adults. But i digress.
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Deceius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People who think RD is a jerk are the people who don't actually pay attention to her character. From a distance she seems rough around the edges, but when you actually pay attention to her I'm the show you see differently.
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Uminohoshi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So true!!
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LieutenantShinyPants Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I'm not saying she's a bad character. She had enjoyed some wonderful character development over the course of the series that really makes me happy to see. But just because someone can be sweet doesn't mean that they can't also be a jerk sometimes.
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Deceius Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still stand by what I've said. She isn't a jerk, she's just rough. Coarse.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah well, to each there own, eh?
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Deceius Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True enough.
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an accurate description of RD, actually.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Huzzah! How many points to I receive?
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will give you three. Use them wisely!
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