Rainbow Dash is a sky-blue pegasus pony with magenta eyes and a rainbow-colored mane and tail. Her cutie mark is a cloud with a red, yellow and blue lightning bolt. She is very brave, bold and tomboyish. Though she often appears arrogant, she still has a kind heart and is there for her friends when they need her.She thought reading is for "eggheads" like Twilight until "Read it and Weep", when she was introduced to the adventure novel series, Daring Do, which has sparked a keen literary interest including considering writing fan fiction. She is fast and works with the other pegasi to move clouds to control the weather. Her lifelong dream is to join the Wonderbolts, Equestria's aerobatic flight team, and she has been accepted into their training program and selected as cadet team leader.Rainbow Dash's signature move is the Sonic Rainboom, in which she flies fast enough to break the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom with a rainbow-hued shock wave. She works as head of the weather team in Ponyville.