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Bow Hothoof is a character who first debuted from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and is the father of Rainbow Dash.

In the XP4 fics, Bow is a veteran hero known as the Rainbow Archer. He was retired at first but certain events brought him back to the hero business. He currently works as a coach and trainer at the facility and the defacto adviser of the Bullet Kingdom. He also works at the Vanguard Academy as an instructor.


Bow is a tall adult with a wide physique. He has a light-gray bluish skin tone, a rainbow-colored hair styled in a mohawk, amber eyes and a thin facial hair. He wears a brown hooded cloak over a white long buttoned coat with a red belt wrapped around his waist, dark-green pants, brown gloves and dark combat boots.


Bow is a very doting father and is very supportive of his daughter, Rainbow Dash. He is also loud and can be immature at times. Much like his daughter, Bow is also thinks highly of himself, often boasting how awesome he is.

Bow also very friendly and cares for his friends very deeply. He also sees the new heroes as family, often giving them advice.

Bow is also a very determined person as he stated that he will not stop until he finds Applejack's parents as he stubbornly believes that they're still alive.


Bow is an Error so he possess enhanced human strength, knowledge, resilience, durability, stealth and endurance.

Bow has trained himself to become a master archer specializing in the use of regular bows, longbows, compound bows, and crossbows with near-perfect accuracy. He is capable of firing multiple arrows at a single target in a few seconds, hitting multiple targets in a few quick strokes, and directly hit small targets in the greatest of distances. 

Bow is also an expert of hand to hand combat and has mastered eight types of martial arts.

Bow also possessed a mysterious ability that enables him to create a massive rainbow-colored sonic boom whenever he fires an arrow. Whether this is Equestrian Magic or not is up to debate.

XP4 Heroes Coalition Relationships


  • Rainbow Dash and Windy Whistles


  • Alyas Pogi, Angela "Mercy" Zeigler, Aty, The Demoman, Eddie Riggs, Egon Spengler, The Engineer, The Heavy, Hulk Hogan, Joanna Dark, Johnny Bravo, Kratos Aurion, Louie, Major Richard Stronghold, Mario, Mario Martinez, Max Tennyson, The Medic, Mika Suzuki, Olive, Penelope von Steiner, Peter Venkman, Professor Hershel Layton, The Pyro, Ran Yakumo, Ray Stantz, Samurai Jack, The Scotsman, The Scout, The Sniper, The Soldier, Son Goku, The Spy, Tony Jaa, Van Grants, Vegeta, Winston Zeddemore and Yukari Yakumo.


  • Bow is the first member of the first generation Errors to be introduced.

Notable Quotes

  • (to Marcus) "Don't worry! Tony's strikes can kill a person but I'll believe you'll make it."
  • (to Kratos) "Yeah... someone needs to find them... their family needs them, their daughter needs them. I believe Bright Mac and Pear Butter are alive, somewhere out there."
  • (to Rainbow Dash) "Rainbow Dash... I heard a lot of things from your adventures with your friends and team, all of your accomplishment whether big or small, and while you had ups and downs in your adventures but you always get back up. I must say... as your father and a hero nonetheless, that I am so proud of you."
  • (to Marcus) "I know that you're still afraid to pursue this kind of relationship. But you said it before, you'll do everything to make it work. So it's only fair to give those fine maidens the time they need with the man they cherished the most.''
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