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In Hurricane Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash takes charge of the Pegasi of Ponyville to lift water for Cloudsdale. Does she have some sort of official command, or is she just taking charge of her own accord?

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    Rainbow Dash does everything like a boss. Even if she isn't necessarily. – Tacroy Apr 25 '12 at 21:26
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    @Tacroy You know with the right spin on that it'd work as an answer. – AncientSwordRage Apr 25 '12 at 21:50
  • I realized that after I commented, but I'd need some citations and I can't exactly research MLP at work :) – Tacroy Apr 25 '12 at 22:00
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According to the wikia, Rainbow Dash is in charge of managing the weather in Ponyville. Presumably this leads into other Ponyville Pegasi naturally looking towards her for leadership in other situations (the events in Hurricane Fluttershy for example).

Beyond that, it's likely the case that she's just highly confident and more likely than usual to find herself leading in various situations.

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    Considering "She's in charge", in case needs for more pegasi in weather management arises, she remains in charge - of the weather, and as extension, of ponies managing it. Another example situation: Winter Wrap-up. – SF. Sep 16 '13 at 9:18
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    Add the breezies passing through PonyVille to this. She is managing the pegasi making the breeze. – Mindwin Jul 28 '14 at 14:52
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    It seems to me that the hurricane thing would naturally be led by the weather leader of Ponyville. – shieldgenerator7 Nov 19 '14 at 11:49

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