- Return to Spike
Lifespan of Dragons
- In Dragonshy, it is mentioned the dragon is taking a 100 year nap. Obviously, this means that dragons are very long lived. But is it only winged dragons? What about wingless dragons, like Spike? I think it doesn't matter, personally, but it could. -- This is Jonny Manz, signing off! 07:09, February 15, 2012 (UTC)
- I've also wondered if Spike will grow wings when he grows up. I certainly think it's possible, but if what we saw in Secret of My Excess holds true, he won't. Of course, that's assuming that getting greedy is the only way for dragons to grow; they could always just age naturally, at a much slower rate than the ponies. -- This is Jonny Manz, signing off! 07:09, February 15, 2012 (UTC)
- I got to wondering what of spike's parents. I mean there should be some reason that Celestia sent spike with twilight to ponyville, where she should meet the other mane 6 all embracing a different element. His magic fire breath also adds to the question. What is special about spike where Celestia sent him to be cared for raised in a kind loving place teaching him goodness. Is there something that Celestia wants to avoid when he grows up? --Daikari 05:10, April 8, 2012 (UTC)
- I hope it turns out that he become the leader of the Dragon race and his friendship with the ponies in Ponyville creates peace between them, -- Marc
Who and Where are Spike's biological parents?
I know this will probably never be answered on the show, but where did Spike come from? We know that Twilight hatched Spike and that he was raised in Canterlot. However, what of Spike's parents and more specifically, how did Celestia get a hold of him?
I suspected that perhaps Celestia has a huge supply of dragon eggs, perhaps taken as part of a dragon adoption programs, but if we think about it, there are no more civilized dragons besides Spike. Think about it, how come Spike is the only dragon who is assimilated into pony society, why isn’t there an entire class of dragons who are assimilated into pony civilization? Specifically, we know from secret of my excess that Ponies know next to nothing about dragon anatomy and culture. There clearly exist obviously assimilated donkeys, mules, and griffins that are seen as subjects of Celestia. However, we see from “Dragon Quest” that dragons do not consider themselves subjects of Princess Celestia, when Spike coughs up a letter that teenage dragons mock him for being “pen pals with a namby pamby pony princess!”
Now the question is, why did Celestia even have Spike's egg? If dragons and ponies distrust each other, why would Spike's parents hand him over (if that what's happened?)
''Note: What follows next is my own theory because there is no evidence to prove or disprove it.
My theory is that the egg was found in the woods by some patrolling guardsmen, who took it back to Celestia after finding it, for given the natural antipathy between dragons and ponies, it seems highly unlikely that any dragon would have given the to Celestia, even if they were not ready for a child. Did Celestia capture an egg from a dragon nest? This also seems unlikely given her nature.
Spike is one of my favorite characters of the show, specifically, his questions of longing for an identity and being stuck in the middle of a society is a very brilliant lesson about coming of age. It’s a struggle that I think that many Bronies can relate to, especially those who are in their teenage years through early 20’s. In shaking up things a little bit by introducing at least the concept of Spike’s biological parents, this would be a killer episode as it would surly help explore and develop Spike as a character, something that the show did very well in the 1st and 2nd seasons, but regrettably was not explored to a great extent in season 3. It’s not like they didn’t have the opportunity with a short season, cause they did have the two Spike episodes, but regrettably they didn’t do much in the way of developing Spike’s character or exploring his background, they were more just comical episodes in which Spike made a fool of himself. This is not to say it wasn’t interesting to see Spike’s search for an identity as a dragon through his concept as a “dragon code” of undying loyalty, yet still, I feel the episode was severely undeveloped.
So what are your thoughts my fellow Bronies? I am not the only one who has postulated about the origins of Spike. What have you speculated, and specifically, what would you like to see in terms of a canonical explation?