Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
December 15, 2012
Image Size
989 KB
Resolution
2068×4380
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
40,653
Favourites
744 (who?)
Comments
707
Downloads
226
×
Dust to Dust Part 1 by SilvatheBrony Dust to Dust Part 1 by SilvatheBrony
Am I the only one that actually feels bad for this character? (I know I'm not :P) This is what I think of her, she's got almost the perfect competitive, go-getter attitude. Yeah she is a bit mean at points, but Rainbow Dash isn't much of a saint either.

She got in trouble for things that really shouldn't have been her fault. One being Rainbow Dash hurting her wing, why is that Dust's fault? RD is suppose to be one of the best flyers even I would expect her to shake that off.

As for the tornado I do think it was rather wreckless, but I think she didn't know that the balloon was there. Besides RD's friends shouldn't have been up there, they just intruded into an obstacle course. It's like if a person was intruding into a military base, but was using a target on a targeting range for hiding.

Everyone is going to have they're take on this character, but I really think she didn't deserve the treatment she got.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsplatter789:
splatter789 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She nearly got 5 ponies killed with her own recklessness. JUST getting kicked out was getting off easy.
Reply
:iconjogugu3:
jogugu3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Interface Designer
poor lighting dust :c she didn't been trouble :c
Reply
:iconsaddust:
Saddust Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I think that her being fired as she has been was a little brutal... Felt bad for her when I saw this, and wasn't proud for RD either. She could have tried to plead for her...
Reply
:iconkopperslushi:
kopperslushi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I changed my profile pic!!
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Awesome!!!
Reply
:iconkopperslushi:
kopperslushi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I feel bad for her! Lightning Dust is awesome!!
Never mind my profile pic.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Yeah, I wish she was as popular as Trixie. I'm not really a big fan of Trixie I don't like all the narcissism that she had. I like LD because of her hard work and motivation toward her goals also she pushes her limits. She's kind of like me in a way even I use to make the same mistakes she did except it wasn't as extreme as putting others in danger. Weeeeeell technically I put their video game characters in danger xD.
Reply
:iconinfinited00m:
InfiniteD00M Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Just one mistake can cause countless succeeding to mean absolutely nothing.
Reply
:iconxxlightingdustxx:
XxLightingdustxX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Oh hey there Lightening Dust how's the training coming along :3
Reply
:iconxxlightingdustxx:
XxLightingdustxX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great I guess still sad I didn't achieve my dream. But I shall not quit I must keep pushing myself :3
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
That's right!
Reply
:iconsuperdivaof2013:
superdivaof2013 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well Lightning Dust was kinda acting like a bully, and she didn't take into account that her actions had consequences to others and herself.  She was so obsessed with becoming the best that she was willing to go as far as to pressure others, even someone like Rainbow Dash, who can be reckless from time to time as well but knows when she's going too far.  Also because she seriously endangered RD's friends in that tornado, she didn't put into consideration that they could have been killed and she would get the blame for it.  She didn't care about anybody but herself.
Reply
:iconkopperslushi:
kopperslushi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
She was NOT a bully!! She didn't TRY to hurt them!! Maybe ur bullying Lightning Dust!!
Reply
:iconsuperdivaof2013:
superdivaof2013 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey its just my opinion, if you don't like it don't RESPOND!
Reply
:iconlouise56:
louise56 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
:iconsaoplz:
Reply
:iconross-sanger:
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   General Artist
Well, she can probably re-apply, we all have to learn from our mistakes and either try again or move on.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Right :>
Reply
:iconscootfan213:
scootfan213 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Artist
this makes care more for lighting dust.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Yeah, I think LD knew what she did wrong when dust cleared (no pun intended). I think she didn't want to admit that she did something wrong at the end which is why she didn't acknowledge the part where she nearly killed the mane 6.
Reply
:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Oh here we go with the Draco in Leather Pants thing.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
eh?
Reply
:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I'm all for trying to paint villains in a sympathetic light to add depth to their character, but with Lightening Dust it just doesn't work. The mare nearly killed five ponies and pretty much BRAGGED about it. It'd be different if she'd shown a little remorse, but given the way she responded, I say being demoted was too good for her.
Reply
:iconkylemon73:
kylemon73 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I agree, I've spoken with fellow military bronies all of whom agreed dust endangered multiple civilians and earlier her fellow team mates people have been thrown in the brig for less
Reply
:iconxv22shasokais:
xv22shasokais Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
if(lightningDust.isExpelled == true)
{
feelRemorse(lightningDust);
}
else
{
agreeWith(DJ-Bleach);
}

//Sorry, just can't resist :D
Reply
:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
...what?
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
It may not work with you, but to me she isn't a bad character she just doesn't understand empathy and she's also clouded by her own ego to care. Demotion or being kicked out is reasonable since that would hurt her ego and make her think about what she did. There are people out there who have this problem and it may not be their ego, but they don't understand empathy. So whatever they do to other doesn't seem like a bad or good thing until it happens to them because then it would be sympathy.
Reply
:icondiscordantprincess:
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I agree, I could feel sorry for Lightning Dust...IF she hadn't acted so callously about potentially killing the Mane Six and harming all the other cadets. That's the major reason why I don't like her. Other than that, she's just a ruder, bolder, more brash version of Rainbow Dash, and I do like RD.
Reply
:iconshadowsoulrook:
shadowsoulrook Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Ponyone is different i actually liked Spitfire. She might have been a little overzealous but all she wanted to do was prove she was the best. No one here can say they have never tried to go above and beyond on something, as well as have something they wanted snatched from them.
Reply
:iconthewarriorofmanyface:
You mean Lightning Dust? Spitfire's not who he comic's about. XD
Reply
:iconponycouplemaker:
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Life is like a box of chocolate's you'll never know what your gonna get!
Reply
:icontchan115:
tchan115 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
turn over the box and you will see the flavours :D
Reply
:iconponycouplemaker:
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
True that
Reply
:iconpimsleurable:
Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Suppose this was Rainbow Dash, instead of a new character.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Probably what RD would be if it wasn't for her friends.
Reply
:iconpimsleurable:
Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
By the way, you did justice to LD. She would be the RD I'd feel sorry for, and truth be told I wished RD had been more like this in previous episodes before "The Wonderbolt Academy".
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yeah, I think it would be like the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well episode.
Reply
:iconpimsleurable:
Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Funny that Mare-Do-Well reminded me of Cyber-Six.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Never heard of it.
Reply
:iconpimsleurable:
Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Oh, well, Darkwing Duck, then.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I agree with that xD
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconidk-youtellme:
IDK-youTellMe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
But she's a douche.
Yeah, okay, before you guys stab me to death, come on, I do have a point. She didn't care for anyone. And I know those attitudes may come from a screwed up childhood, but until I don't see any of that, she's still a douche to me.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yeah she might be, but with a big enough punishment and a chance to improve her attitude, she could be a very nice pony.
Reply
:iconidk-youtellme:
IDK-youTellMe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yeah, like Trixie.
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Exactly
Reply
:iconsaintcarvin:
saintcarvin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I agree- but she made more than one mistake. She made a series of escalating mistakes.
Reply
:iconkyubeywatches:
Kyubeywatches Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
[link] meanwhile in another dimension
Reply
:iconsilvathebrony:
SilvatheBrony Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Awesome! I'm glad she noticed the problem and wrote an alternate ^^
Reply
:iconlaser-pancakes:
Laser-Pancakes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i have a feeling she's like the 'Trixie' to RD
Reply
Add a Comment: