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After I saw Wonderbolt Academy, I wondered what would happen to Lightning Dust after she had been seemingly kicked out. Then I thought that perhaps the Shadowbolts would take her. After all, maybe they were Wonderbolt rejects too!

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*EDIT* Dang it all! I messed up on spelling familiar. Please forgive me! :(
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:iconlunarsolstice123:
Ya kniw, I really hate lighting dust. She didnt give a hell about Rainbow's friends being swallowed and almost killed by the tornado. But. Wow. This is one touching picture. Really makes me think of her more. And i see how sad it can be when she lost her chance to be a wonderbolt becuase of her pride, although she was an excellent candidate for the Wonderbolts. This dark, but touching piece of art really makes me wonder where she would be now that she was kicked from her chance of being her life-long dream. Absolutely great work of art.
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Trainboy2 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
You have way too many head cannons.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Best? Meh. Yer just posers
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the Shadow Bolts did come back, but as a rival group of Fliers started by Luna :P you know, for the Bat Pegasai to have their own team XP
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Le-Poney-Dragonique Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Quote:  After all, maybe they were Wonderbolt rejects too!

Like fallen angel =) most of them got rejected from the Wonderbolt and hold a grudge against somepony. LD's grudge would be for Rainbow Dash reporting her and severed her chances to join the Wonderbolt as a full time flyer.

Her goal would be to beat Rainbow Dash in front of the Wonderbolt to show that they made a big mistake by expelling him and  now Rainbow Dash would have her own chances severed.
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:iconlunarsolstice123:
LunarSolstice123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thats actually very convincing! It has some intersting stuff! Cool thinking!
Clapping Pony Icon - Spitfire - Wonderbolt Uniform pie Clapping Pony Icon - Soarin - Wonderbolt Uniform  
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michealdark Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that thought this up. I'll let you know when my vid is up, because I'm working on this very idea right now!
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SavlanalTheFlannel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i would join.....i want to be famous.....right? 
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Shadowstar02 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Lightning Dust wouldn't be looking for revenge, she would be looking for redemption >-.0> 
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:iconinternetcensored:
internetcensored Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
HELL YEA ILL JOIN
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:iconjesserfly:
Jesserfly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awww! I like it :D
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:iconteddiursa3892:
Teddiursa3892 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I've been thinking about writing a fanfiction about Lightning Dust joining the Shadowbolts. Weird coincidence, huh?
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:iconfrozenstrike:
FrozenStrike Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oo~
And I thought about Lightning Dust teaming up with Trixie :XD:
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:iconjellycredible:
JellyCredible Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Trixie and Sunset Shimmer should team up xD
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FrozenStrike Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry.
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:iconslitherfang:
slitherfang Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg i have a story based off of this! great minds think alike!
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:icondjp15:
DJP15 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NOOOO! Lightning Dust! Don't listen to them!
Though this would make for an awesome rival and new villain, even though the shadowbolts were just Nightmare moon's creation :)
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Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
SEASON 4 EPISODE 15 "Shadowbolts Academey"

After being rejected by the Wonderbolts, Lightning Dust runs into the darkest tricks of Nightmear Moon. The Shadowbolts. Her new life as a Shadowbolt would be the darkest as she does her best to try to get revenge on Rainbow Dash.
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That would be awesome.
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:iconcolor-clouds:
Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
ikr
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Lightning Dust: "Rainbow Dash will SUFFER."
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:icondjp15:
DJP15 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
even though it wasnt really Rainbow's fault
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Given Lightning Dust's ego (Or the shatter remnants of), she'll look for somepony to blame rather than blame herself.
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Shadowstar02 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
She regretted what she did at the end of the episode, you can see it on her face, so I don't think she'll be looking for revenge, just redemption. 
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I guess I just liked long term villains. 
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:icondjp15:
DJP15 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i guess, I'd love to see this episode made though
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PeaceDragon1724 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind, I'm making a tumblr about this. I'll give you credit though.
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Could I have a link to the Tumblr?
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:iconpeacedragon1724:
PeaceDragon1724 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soon. I'll be sure to message you when tumblr will allow me to make a new account.
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TheDisgusticifiedOne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm..... what if Icarus had been diven such an offer? he can't fly with his malformed wing and all, but it would be an interesting basis for a story.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yeah... She's probably make a great Shadowbolt.

Now let's watch her try to extract revenge on Rainbow Dash and Spitfire. :)
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES!
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LilyzRun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
We are the Shadow Bolts, a group of Reject Wonderbolts, framing the Wonderbolts, They made the WRONG DECISION!! We are great fliers, rejected because we did something "evil", First being a great leader, to a horrible reject. We are the Shadow Bolts.
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MysteryEzekude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jackpot!!!

Imagine how many of us were thinking this as soon as we saw what happened!
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Kenshi-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
i actually had the shadowbolts appear in my fanfic, using the nightmare night costume a group of social rebels from forgotten towns, the 'shadows' of equestria, created their own pegasi troop that expanded into earth and unicorn troops that took ont he mare do well uniform. the main differences is that all markings lke the M on mare do well and the skull on the shadowbolts are blank. Due to them feeling as if the larger aspects of equestria do not recognize them for their talents due to where they where born and raised.
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InkRose98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty awesome! :D
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Kenshi-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
if you wanna read it the story is called "From the shadows" its the first of hopefully a muti part story, i however made prologues to each section that is and will be out due to the seasons, i have to adjust the readers to know what is and isn't cannon by that point.
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Laser-Pancakes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice pic :D
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's something...!!
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SandyStripes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Yes. Lightning Dash should be the captain of the Shadowbolts.
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:iconcastorochiaro:
CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this concept! I could see this making a cool AU, actually...
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadowbolts don't even exist. They were just a persona that Nightmare Moon made up out in the Everfree Forest.

Why does everyone act like they're REAL?
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MysteryEzekude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, let's say Lightning Dust founds her own group which she coincidentally names the "Shadowbolts" thus making her the officially first Shadowbolt. Does that make sense out of this?
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N...ot really.

It'd have to be a REALLY big coincidence - which itself would be incredibly improbable.
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's just a headcanon some people have, including me. :) We know that in the canon show, they don't exist, but it's fun to think that they are real, and the sworn enemies of the Wonderbolts.
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Fascist-Templar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Oh wow, i was thinking the same thing about LD joining the Shadowbolts too
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew this would happen, she decides to join the dark side instead.
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The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh scrap! Not the Sh...Sh....Shadowbolts.:fear:
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ShadowofaDemon88 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see this happening...
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally imagine this happening...
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