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Keeping Equestria Safe by Scaramouche-Fandango Keeping Equestria Safe by Scaramouche-Fandango
Another poster pastiche, this one based on the Nellis AFB poster and the poster for the Wonderbolts that's seen a lot on MLP:FiM. For those who haven't read the fic, during Equestria's greatest war, Rainbow Dash uses the imagery of Nightmare Moon's Shadowbolts for her elite squad of pegasi. In my opinion, there's absolutely no way she'd remain anonymous on her own poster.

I changed up the font from the original version because apparently using Celestia Redux on this is like using Comic Sans on an obituary. On one hand, I agree. On the other hand... well, my desire to keep it tied to the show's universe as well as the universe of the game and the fic. So the one with the original font is in my scrapbook.

You can use this for whatever you'd like, so long as you don't claim you made it.
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Shizui Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Omfg! Dude that looks amazing! Could you please tell mee which fanfic this is? I wanna make sure that I haven't seen it before, I love fics with Rainbow Dash as the leader of the Shadowbolts, I don't know man but I always thought shewas too good for the Wonderbolts, they don't deserve her man!
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
That would be the amazingly well-done (and amazingly long) fic Fallout: Equestria, by Kkat: www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04… :)










(minor backstory spoilers ahead)










Rainbow Dash did actually join the Wonderbolts, but after most of them were killed or critically injured in a horrifically botched-up mission to rescue pony hostages from zebra pirates about a year or two before the Great War began, the Wonderbolts kind of dropped into obscurity. Once Princess Luna took possession of the ruling throne after her sister suddenly abdicated midway through the two-decade-long war, Rainbow Dash founded her own elite military pegasus team, the Shadowbolts, to lead commando strikes against the zebras. Since the zebras were terrified of/hated Nightmare Moon like there was no tomorrow (if you'll pardon the pun), Dash believed that basing her team's entire image and theme around being "Shadowbolts" - literal pony incarnations of Nightmare Moon - would help them perform especially well in battle.
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Shizui Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Oh, holy crap! Thank you so much for the link!
Not to mention the summary you gave me, many people would have just been, fuck it! here's the link and that's that! XD
Thanks for taking the time to get this to me, man, I really appreciate it :D
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DraconicQueen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Rainbows behind the center one....

Dashie?
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Fascist-Templar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
LIES! THEY ONLY SPREAD DARKNESS!

The Solar Empire, leading towards a brighter future.
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chinman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Love it!

And yes, there's no way Rainbow's ego would ever allow her to stay out of the limelight. :D
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GaryGibbon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oh wow! Loving it!

Do some recruitment posters next (like celestia pointing at the reader and saying "I want you to join the Equestrian army"). That'll really make my dai
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Appletart-Longshot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome poster
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sargecadet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is great. Just the type of publicity posters I imagine the Ministry of Awesome to have. Keep up the great work!
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