Friendship Is Magic: The Mane Cast / Characters - TV Tropes
The following is a list of quotes from the fourth season which ran from November 23, Twilight Sparkle: We're going to need a carefully thought-out plan. Its hard to tell what the relationship between Twilight and Spike is . Quote. Employee? Really? That's a funny option. If you think about his role. A page for describing Characters: Friendship Is Magic: Spike. A baby dragon and Twilight Sparkle's "#1 Assistant", Spike is the closest thing she had to a .
In The Art of EquestriaTwilight is shown as originally having a mane and tail with two different shades of blue, and her original cutie mark was a white crescent moon with a yellow five-pointed star, which, according to author Mary Jane Begin, "suggests both royalty and mystical awareness.
Her title and name together are similar to those of G1 unicorn mare Princess Sparkle. Depiction in the series History Twilight's original home in Canterlot. Accompanied by SpikeTwilight checks the town's preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration and meets the rest of the main characters.
The celebration is interrupted when Nightmare MoonCelestia's nemesis, returns to power and threatens to bring eternal night to Equestria. Princess Celestia gives Twilight permission to remain in Ponyville to study the magic of friendship. Throughout the series, Twilight learns about the trials and rewards of friendship, periodically sending friendship reports to Princess Celestia.
On rare occasions, Twilight and her friends work together to defeat powerful villains such as DiscordQueen ChrysalisKing Sombraand Lord Tirek. Twilight's castle as shown in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2. In Magical Mystery CureTwilight completes an ancient unfinished magic spell with her deep understanding of friendship. Princess Celestia tells Twilight that she is ready for the next stage of her life, and Twilight transforms into an Alicorn and gains the title of princess.
She says that when she was a filly, she studied magic on her own and wanted to attend Princess Celestia 's School for Gifted Unicorns. At the entrance exam, Twilight was told to use magic to hatch Spike 's egg, but she was unable to cast a spell. A moment after she gave up, Rainbow Dash 's sonic rainboom startled her and caused her magic to go out of control.
Personality Sociability and friendship Twilight is first introduced in the series as being asocial. She politely refuses an invitation to Moon Dancer 's get-together and later states that she and Spike "don't have time for that sort of thing. Over the course of the series premiere, however, Twilight comes to accept her new friendships and expresses a desire to stay with her new friends in Ponyville. In Amending FencesTwilight returns to Canterlot in an attempt to apologize to her former friends for her past actions.
Minuette and Twilight liken Moon Dancer's behavior to the way Twilight used to act. Love of books and knowledge Twilight Sparkle reading a book on the library balcony. In Friendship is Magic, part 1Twinkleshine says Twilight is more interested in books than friends. Even after Twilight becomes good friends with the rest of the main characters, she continues to read and consult books. For example, she confidently joins a marathon after reading several books about running in Fall Weather Friends.
She is also very knowledgeable about Equestria's history, as seen in such episodes as Luna Eclipsed and Testing Testing 1, 2, 3. Rationality Twilight attempts to observe and measure Pinkie Sense omens. Twilight tries to be rational in unfamiliar situations. During the investigation in MMMystery on the Friendship ExpressTwilight tells Pinkie Pie to stop making wild accusations, and they work together to find clues and solve the mystery.
However, Twilight can lose her cool under stress. In Swarm of the Centuryshe hysterically suggests building a replica of Ponyville in less than a minute before Princess Celestia can see the damage done by the parasprite infestation. In the comic books from IDWthe inside of his mouth is green. Unlike with ponies, under certain angles his eyebrows can be seen moving past his head.
Friendship Is Magic: Spike / Characters - TV Tropes
His claws are drawn with four fingers. He's tiny compared to an adult dragon. He could fit in its palm and bring several friends. Who knew that big ferocious dragons started out so cutesy-wootsey? In "Gauntlet of Fire", Spike is only about half as tall as Ember, who is implied to be a teenager, and he's so small compared to Dragon Lord Torch that one of the elder dragon's teeth is bigger than he is.
They carry the "greedy" association, part and parcel of being a dragon. In " Molt Down ", he acquires wings after going through the molt, an uncomfortable magical process that serves as essentially dragon puberty. It culminates in him growing a rocky cocoon and emerging from it with a new pair of wings. Spike has a thing for sweet headgear. Apparently the Animators like putting stuff on his head because it's funny.
Not Allowed to Grow Up: Aside from the growth spurt induced by greed in "Secret of My Excess", Spike stays a baby for most of the series He can wrap it almost all the way around himself to lick food covering him.
The first sign of Spike's impending molt in "Molt Down" is a red stone scale on his cheek. The next morning, his face is covered with stone scales, and later that day they're all over his body.
At one point, he even tries to pop a stone scale as a teen would pop a zit. Rarity initially downplays it as just "the odd blemish", and Twilight compares it to stress-related breakouts she used to get in Magic School; turns out Spike's going through dragon puberty. He is this until he grows up, of course. He is often seen riding on the backs of ponies and sometimes on the head of Twilight. Twilight hatched his egg on the same day that she and the other members of the Mane Six got their Cutie Marks.
Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Following "the molt", he now has wings. Your Size May Vary: Not in the show, but in merchandise. The Spike vectors, unless he's sitting on Twilight's back, often make him appear smaller proportionally to the ponies than he does in the show. He can fight back pretty well if a friend is in danger. Beware My Stinger Tail: The end of his tail can function as a jackhammer.
It's mostly used for digging, but he's used it as an effective weapon as well. Spike will eat anything. He's got a lot of growing to do after all. Dragons are amongst the most powerful creatures in Equestria, but that power comes with the risk of losing control of their materialism and becoming a mindless beastas seen in "Secret of My Excess". Like all dragons, he can breathe fire, though he rarely uses it as a weapon.
Due to his young age, however, his fire is still very weak compared to the adult members of his species. Indeed, an accidental blast only gave Twilight a new hairstyle. However, his fire power seems to vary greatly depending on the situation. In one episode, he was able to completely melt an iron lock in a couple of seconds, something that would normally take several hours with regular fire, which suggests that he might simply know how to regulate the intensity of his fire to avoid hurting ponies around him by accident.
His fire breath also has the unusual ability of serving as a post system of sorts — if he burns a scroll, he can cause the smoke to fly off to a desired location and reform into the original scroll. Replies can be sent back the same way — it's not shown how this process is triggered, but on the receiving end Spike burps up a small plume of fire, whose smoke solidifies into the reply letter.
By Season 4, his fire power has increased notably. This is best seen in "Equestria Games", where he saves everypony at the Crystal Empire's stadium by quickly melting a huge ice block pretty much a falling iceberg with a massive flame attack, disproportionally huge for his tiny body.
And after his molt in Season 8, his fire breath is enough to finally make the Roc back down after a direct burst to the face. Up to this point, the giant bird was quite the Super-Persistent Predator. In " Apple Family Reunion ", Applejack lights the woodfires beneath a row of cooking pots by grabbing Spike and flicking his mouth open and closed like a Zippo lighter, complete with sparks, making him shoot out a gout of flame and lighting the fires all at once.
At one point during the battle for Canterlot in the movieCapper grabs Spike and uses his fire breath as a makeshift flamethrower against the Storm King's soldiers.
As stated by Spike, dragons are fireproof. Whenever Spike or other dragons have been exposed to fire, they just end up covered in soot, but aren't burned and feel no pain whatsoever. This immunity seems to extend to extreme heat in general. As shown in "Dragon Quest", dragons can swim in boiling lava as easily as they do in water.
Starting with Season 8's "Molt Down", he acquires wings through a molting process, and immediately tries them out. After a bit of a rocky start, he's proving to be quite a fast flyer, on par with Twilight. As of season 8's "Molt Down". Combining his breath weapon with his brand-new flying ability makes him significantly more efficient than before, enough to scare off a giant flying predator like a Roc.
His feet aren't particularly hand-like, but he's able to lay back and hold a comic up between his legs with his toes in "Power Ponies", implying he can use them as such when he wants to. How Do I Shot Web? In "Molt Down", after growing his wings, Spike struggles for a while to figure out how to fly, crashing into a tree and flying upside-down.
Even when he starts getting the hang of it, at first he overshoots the target, and then he tumbles in the air while bragging about his new wings. Compared to how Twilight fared, however, he learns quite fast, hinting that flying is probably instinctual for dragons. Suffered this in "Secret of My Excess", thanks to his greed on presents during his birthday. He gets better at the end. Spike is very skilled at cleaning, cooking, categorizing, taking notes, sending and receiving messages, etc.
He can also fight, quickly spots mistakes in Twilight's plans, takes care of diplomatic business on his own and has connections with important people such as the famous Hoity Toity. On top of that, he absolutely loves his job.
If his fulfillment of this trope wasn't apparent before, it comes out in full force in the second part of "The Crystal Empire". Oddly, in the very first episode, a brief scene gives Spike a less-than-average understanding of certain words.
This has been averted in the series since. Inverted in "Spike At Your Service", where many of his attempts to help Applejack only make things worse. Even then he remains dedicated to his job and is undeterred by laborious work. Will turn into a hulked-out evil dragon if given too many things as presents. Played with in certain episodes due to his unmatured strength and occasional incompetence.
Completely Lampshaded and Deconstructed in "Power Ponies". So far we've seen that Dragons are obscenely powerful beings but since Spike's a baby, he's still relatively easy to thwart. This becomes all the more apparent when he temporarily stops being a baby and becomes a tremendous threat to everyone nearby, to the point where even the best Wonderbolt Squad are nothing but pests for him.
In "Molt Down", the final molt stage involves Spike being covered in a rocky chrysalis, before emerging with his new wings grown and ready to carry him in flight. Downplayed appearance-wise, though, as the wings are pretty much all that's changed about him. He uses his magic fire to send and receive letters which makes him a living fax machine.
He's also used as an impromptu lighter to start cooking fires in "Over a Barrel" and "A Bird in the Hoof".
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Due to still being a baby dragon, his fire is normally shown as small and usually harmless bursts. However, on a few occasions he is able to unleash an incredibly large and powerful fireblast, implying a great untapped potential despite his young age.
His fangs count for this as well. Despite their tiny size, Spike is capable of biting through even diamonds like candy. Dragons have a terrifying biting power if even their infants can do this. His thick hide, on a more defensive note. Being covered in dragon scales has proven several times to make him immune or at least extremely resistant to situations that would send ponies directly to the ER.
Don't let his size fool you; he's a lot stronger than he looks. The Diamond Dogs learn this the hard way. He's also usually shown carrying many times his own size and weight in luggage. In "Spike at Your Service", he builds a gigantic rock tower, and some of those rocks are bigger than he is! He breathes a "magic fire" to send messages to Princess Celestia but is also capable of producing plain old regular fire too.
He's also accidentally sneezed green fire, resulting in random items being sent to Princess Celestia. He has been shown carrying objects with his tail, usually hooking the tip through a convenient handle. This is more prominent during his greed-induced growth spurt, when he keeps hold of Rarity by coiling his tail around her midsection and carries her around that way while pillaging Ponyville.
He states that "dragons are fireproof", which they have to be, dealing with fire inside their bodies a lot. The page image of this trope is a dragon. Notably all of the alder dragons are huge and basically living, fire breathing tanks that can fly. When Spike is unnaturally aged getting too many gifts and starts getting greedy he temporarily goes From Nobody to Nightmare. In "Secret of My Excess", it's revealed if he is given too many gifts he will experience rapid growth into an evil dragon.
Being covered in dragon scales means there's little that can do more than knock the breath out of him. One of the comics' main arcs has him endure tremendous amounts of physical damage that would arguably be fatal for a pony without any serious repercussions afterwards. He's often shown cooking and is generally shown to be quite good at it. An unusual exception occurred in "Spike at Your Service", where he botches a pie. His fire breath is a bright green color.
Given that other individual dragons consistently breathe colored flames — one background dragon is seen breathing blue fire in "Dragon Quest", while Ember breathes fuchsia flames — this is likely natural for him. Relationships All Love Is Unrequited: He has a major crush on Rarity who seems to either not notice this or not care. She never shows any indication that she could imagine getting together with him, but isn't really bothered by the notion. This status quo is demolished at the climax of "Secret of My Excess" when Spike finally confesses his feelings to Rarity.
Not only did she know all along, she was deeply moved. Initially had this thought about Owlowiscious, because the owl kept one upping him. He is front and center for Twilight's Super OCD and tries to keep her on track when she has a meltdown. To Twilight, as her right-hoof assistant. Whenever Twilight is distracted, behind schedule, and especially when she's stressed, it falls to Spike to ground her and set her straight.
To Rarity, who he never stops trying to woo despite his lack of progress. After the events of " Secret of My Excess ", it's shown that she does know about his crush, but sees him as the sweet little kid he is. Although one must wonder who made that Rarity shirt from "Green Isn't Your Color" in the first place. Spike seems to be this for Twilight, though Owlowiscious may be a better fit. The Mane Six tend to jump to take action the instant they find out Spike is threatened.
As of "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", it looks like he was raised by Twilight and it's obvious in "Owl's Well That Ends Well" that he sees her as a surrogate big sister probably NOT mother given what he says when Twilight wakes him up in "Winter Wrap-Up"which makes sense, since she was responsible for hatching him. He wants to pursue this with Rarity, a unicorn. In "A Dog And Pony Show", he literally views Rarity and himself as this complete with himself in plate mail and her in a princess dress.
Like Brother and Sister: They're extremely close and treat each other largely as equals, often balancing out each other's bad traits. This is reinforced in " Once Upon a Zeppelin ":