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Spitfire
Spitfire - Give Me 20 by D4SVader
Vector by DRSVader
Other names Captain Spitfire
Kind Pegasus
Sex Female
Fan voice(s) Warriorcatcloudtail5 (Princess Trixie Sparkle)
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Spitfire is the captain and most prominent member of the Wonderbolts. Consequently, she is also one of Rainbow Dash's idols.

Use in fan labor

In fan fiction, she is typically considered the Captain or Co-Captain of the Wonderbolts, and was so even before the episode Hurricane Fluttershy made it official. The story Spitfire's Day Off sees her as part of a family tradition; her grandfather had been Captain of the team as well.

Personality

Spitfire is often given one of two distinct personalities. She is often portrayed as relaxed and down-to-earth, with a sense of humor.[1] This corresponds with her personality in seasons 1 and 2 of the show. This version of the character can sometimes act very unprofessionally and even irresponsibly in some fan works.[2] Spitfire appears in this form more commonly in fan works which portray the Wonderbolts as an acrobatic team primarily or have Spitfire as the main character.

In other fan works, Spitfire is portrayed as a commanding figure. In this form, she is more serious and focused, maintaining a strict demeanor.[3] This persona has increased in popularity since Wonderbolts Academy. This variant of the character more commonly appears in fan works that portray the Wonderbolts as a military force.

Relationships

Spitfire is most commonly paired with Soarin. This shipping is known as SoarinFire.[4] SpitDash, the pairing of Spitfire with Rainbow Dash, is also fairly popular.[5]

Cutie mark

Spitfire cutie mark by capt nemo

Interpretation of Spitfire's cutie mark

Her cutie mark was not depicted in the show until Wonderbolts Academy. In the early days of the fandom, the Wonderbolts insignia on her uniform was quite commonly assumed to be her cutie mark. Several different artists came up with designs based around a lightning bolt blazing with fire,[6][7] and this idea has become prevalent. However, in the trading cards released in mid-July 2012, it was revealed that the lightning bolt insignia on her uniform is, in fact, her cutie mark. In Wonderbolts Academy, her cutie mark in the show is revealed to be a profile of a stylized phoenix.

Memes

In Wonderbolts Academy, after learning that Rainbow Dash and Lightning Dust had finished a training exercise early, Spitfire responded by saying, "That's an academy record." The quote has since started a meme in which a reference to it is made whenever an improbable event occurs.[8][9][10]

Gallery

Spitfire - Season 2 cast poster by Kired25

Spitfire image gallery

See also

References

  1. Veggie55 (2012-04-05). The Little Things Matter. deviantArt. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  2. Spitfire's Day Off
  3. True Blood (2013-03-29). Days at the Academy. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  4. SolidFire (2013-02-24). SoarinFire group. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  5. SolidFire (2013-02-24). SpitDash Shipping group. FIMFiction. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  6. naroclie (2011-05-11). Circular design.
  7. spittfireart (2012-07-21). Lightning bolt design. Retrieved on 2012 August 16.
  8. Spitfire Academy Record. quickmeme. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  9. That's an Academy Record. Meme Generator. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.
  10. That's an Academy Record Spitfire. Meme Generator. Retrieved on 2014 February 5.

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