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It's wings vs strength! Who will win?

Sigh I want summer to last longer.
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Duraciam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
applejack smack :D (Big Grin) 
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Incinerater Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Applejack.... Smash. XD
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Nice! 
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Superdooper224 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This reminds me the Volleyball scene from Dead Or Alive film. xD
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jazzycoolsewer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it! My bff loves mlp and volleyball! She loves this pic and so do I!!
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hooon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
Rainbow Dash:
"Is that all you got, Applejack?"
"Hey, here's something you can invent next time: ducking!"
"Here's something you shoulda kick: a not-dyin' tree!"
"Don't bring an apple to a gunfight!"
"Here's a schematic for ya: my ass!"
"Hey Applejack! You suck!"
"Lotta good that hard hat did ya!"

Applejack:
"Y'all gotta fly a lot faster than that."
"Ya ain't too fast for me and my trees now, are ya? Heh. Are ya?"
"Girl, this here is just gonna keep happenin' and happenin'."
"Dominated, string-dash."
"Y'all just got dominated, Rainbow Dash."
"What in Sam Hill were you thinkin', string-dash?"
"Shoot girl, you all slow as molasses."
"Dominated, little feller."
"Just a dead little jackrabbit."
"Quick as a hiccup, ain't'cha? Huh. Not quick enough."
"Not fast enough; not by a damn sight."
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Seeldier Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DOMINATION LINES.
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:iconhooon:
hooon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Artist
FUCK off asshole
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FloridianFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
IKR!
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:iconhooon:
hooon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Artist
Why should I ? You're NOT the boss for me, you mother FUCKER!
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FloridianFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
You should because your taking up space to say something fucking retarted. Comment section is for what you think about the peice of art NOT for dum asses who come over here just to say something stupid that no one cares about. How's that muther fuker?
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hooon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Artist
FUCK off asshole
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:iconincinerater:
Incinerater Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hahahahaha very nice. ^^
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Bluestar3445 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Applejack's like : Quit Cheatin'!
Rainbow dash: I get to use my wings if you get to use your strength
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BadDragon12 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
not ball anymore, high speed lethal projectile
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sierra5043 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Indeed
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
The problem is that RainbowDash have wings, speed and still a lot strength, Applejack have more strength but thats all.

Now that I think about it, Unicorn's speciality is magic so they strength and durability and agility is low.
Pegasi are really fast, can fly incredibly fast, control weather, and they durability and strength is medium.
Earth Ponies have advantage in farming food and they have high durability and strength.

So I was wondering, in all games where there is no wing, no magic rule to make game fair ( like running in a race ), wont that mean that Earth Ponies get total advantage ?

It may sounds that using magic or wings in games is cheating and unfair for Earth Ponies, but rule what not let use wings or magic is unfair for Unicorns and Pegasi.
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timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
you forgot "endurance"
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:iconcommanderex:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Lately terms like:

1) Endurance.
2) Stamina.
3) Durability.

When it come to how long you can work without getting tired, term Endurance and Stamina seems fit, when it come to how much damage you can withstand, Endurance and Durability seems to work.

So sorry that I forgot to mention endurance.
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timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I think stamina refers to short-term activity, while endurance refers to long-term activity.
Stamina would refer to a game like Volleyball or 50 meter relay.
while Endurance would refer to something like a marathon.

I think Unicorns would win out over short-term, as it takes a lot of energy to fuel the magic. Pegasi would stack up second in both stamina and endurance, being a good mix of both. And Earth ponies would win out in endurance, as it takes a lot of energy over a longer period to run a farm.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You made a very good point, I think your theory work out nicely, but if there is no wing, no magic rule in competition, Earth Ponies will win in all short and long term activity.

But I think Twilight is exception, any other Unicorn, even strong one, would lose to Applejack in long terms, but Twilight have so much raw power and magic reserves that she would win again Applejack in short and long term activity, for example, when Applejack decided she will run farm when Big Mac was hurt, after week of work she went insane and managed to finish work only on 50% of her farm.
And Twilight in one go, she moved Apples from hundreds trees in mere seconds ( Twilight sure do not like to show off since most of the time she help her friends without using magic ).
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timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I agree, Twilight is an exception to the rule, but shes not exactly an athlete. While she may have the raw power, she might not have the ability to use it all in physical exertion, being that she really isn't a athlete. Still, knowing her, she'd probably find a spell that allows her to do just that.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Well, I find it ironic, for a pure mage who love book, Twilight is quite strong, in episode with Discord, Twilight and Rarity both carried Tom around, and TOM weight around 2 tons ( it is probably result of living in Ponyvile, every day end up to be challenge ).

Considering Twilight character, she have tons of spells for every ocasion and she is not athlete, but she not like to show of so much that she often end up doing something with her hooves what she could easy do with magic, and so she end up strong for Unicorn.

Anyway, just yesterday final episode came out and Twilight became Alicorn, and this raise question, do Alicorn only can fly and have huge amount of magic inside them, long life spam and huge durability, or they also have Earth Pony strength and endurance ?
After all form there is can go in a way that Twilight will train her magic to control her increased power and also take lesson from RainbowDash about flying.
Or she will be able to train her strength and endurance too.
Or she will gain huge power right away.
Or she will be replaced.

Since season 4 is going on, maybe we can find out more info about Alicorns by watching Twilight Sparkle in new episodes.
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timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Twilight carrying Tom around was likely just the Writers invoking the rule of funny, but on the off chance that it wasn't. It's probably an expression of large short-term energy being converted into long-term endurance.

Which brings me to believe that Twilight was born an Alicorn, but wings don't form until a great magical awakening brought on by the fulfillment of ones true self. Which would mean that the entire series was one extremely long story arc. D: imagine the implications.

Anyway, moving past that. I believe that Alicorns would be an expression of the harmony of the three tribes and therefore would show traits of all three races. And that the Alicorns were created at the founding of Equestria for the purpose of taking the burden off the three races to govern them.
All this makes perfect sense to me.
What do you think?
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jmerridew124 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
It's her own fault. She should have been up there when the set went up. Get in the game Applejack.
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bryfury Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
woah, its awesome, and RD is cheating u,u
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
So using wings in game when you are Pegasus is cheating, using magic in game when you are Unicorns is cheating, but tell me, how is it possible for RainbowDash to keep up with Applejack in physical contests, and even if Twilight is very strong, as Unicorn she will never get to Applejack limits even if she would work as hard as Applejack.

And if they can keep up with Applejack without wing/magic help, then they are far superior to her.
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Incinerater Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hhahaha. ^^
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bryfury Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:P
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wings would be the only way for me to be good at it.

But, yeah! RD is cheating. Hey Applejack, let's use that rope from Running for the leaves again. Well, after you shoot the ball back.

Beautiful work there.
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
AJ better do something fast or Bam! right in the kisser
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Incinerater Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep or AJ is dead.
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MasterGraveheart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So, Rainbow, you couldn't beat Applejack AGAIN so you decide to CHEAT... AGAIN!

Nice job. Go A.J.! <3
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Pegasus using wing to win in a competition again Earth Pony is as much cheating as no wing rule for pegasi and no magic rule for Unicorn in competition where there is nothing to limit Earth Pony strength and Endurance.

To be honest letting Pegasus use wing seems fair since it is they advantage when Earth Ponies have more strength and endurance then pegasi, so letting RainbowDash use wings is more fair since AJ still have her strength and endurance, no wing rule will mean that RainbowDash would be out of her strong point when AJ will still have her.

Actually I was always wondering, how can AJ and RainbowDash be strong like one another when they compete, because from my perspective RainbowDash is 10 time faster in air, so AJ should be stronger on the ground.
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MasterGraveheart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
So you'd let a pegasus use their wings in a long JUMP? You'd let a pegasus use their wings in a PUSH-up contest? In a HOOF race?

It's not unreasonable to forbid flying/fluttering or magic in the name of evening things up, because in many cases, it completely compromises the integrity of the event. Shoot, the only time I think Rainbow Dash using her wings was acceptable was in the chicken carry because the wings are a part of her back. And, by all rights, Rainbow Dash should have lost the tug-o-war because she crossed the lose-line first, not Applejack.

Then again, maybe this goes to show that maybe not all human sports should be used in the Ponyverse. If you let pegasi and unicorns run free, earth ponies won't be able to keep up and the integrity of the sports are indefinitely compromised.

So, no, banning pegasi from using their wings and banning unicorns from using their magic isn't unreasonable. In fact, it presents the greatest opportunity for competitive comparison, apples to apples.

And as I always do, I have to wonder about Rainbow Dash's integrity in these events. It was a tie-contest in the Iron Pony, and yet she felt the need to cheat her supposed friend and use her wings. Great friend, huh? Guess being the best is more important to her than friendship, huh?
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
What I try to say is that no wing rule limit pegasi from they natural advantages, no magic rule limit Unicorns from they natural advantages, but there is no rule to limit Earth Ponies form they natural advantages.

It is like in RPG game where you make a rouge and mage to rival with warrior or bersterker in strength competition.

Earth Ponies have extra strength and endurance they are born with, Unicorn bodies are made to make magic flown better so they muscles and bones must be far weaker, and Pegasi have most muscles made to support they wings, so unless there is a rule what limit Earth Ponies from using they extra strength and endurance in competition, it ends up Earth Ponies who cheat.
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bobtehnoob-1337 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow wins. She's way more agile and can *shades* Spike like a boss.
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shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Cue the obligatory Volleyball music!!
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Nice, go Applejack!!
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Is not this what Derpy said.

Derpy: Nice, go Applejack .... YoooHoooo.
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GingerLuna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! My friend and I are working on the logic of ponies playing Volleyball. Thanks so much for drawing this!
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Incinerater Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome. ^^
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I'd love to see those two playing vollyball!
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Incinerater Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and me too. ^^
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renaissancepony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
headshot!
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arekkusukarizami Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Epic!
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MissFlight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
My bits are on the wings team...that would be RD and Fluttershy, right? Although it does look like Pinkie Pie is on the other side of the net...but she isnt't the focus in this painting. Applejack and Rainbow Dash look awesome. :3
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loftwinglover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
typical rainbow dash face
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EllyGirl2809 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go strength! Go strength! Or go wings.. I don't know I love them both!
This is very nice
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Wings. Cause she's 20% better. =D
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