And now it's on to Spike. The only male main character on the show. Some of you may think I'm cheating on this one since Spike is considered by some fans as a supporting character. I disagree. Spike is the 4th recurring character who appears. He even has two episodes based around him. That has to explain something. Anyhoo, Spike is Twilight Sparkle's assistant. First discovered as an egg to be used for Twilight's entrance exam for spells. She had to make a dragon egg hatch. With the help of a sonic rainboo, she succesfuly hatched the egg. Ever since, Spike's been a loyal assistant. What I like about Spike is that he isn't a one - demensional male stereotype. There's actually depth of character in him. But then again, that applies for all the main characters. You may be wondering what I mean about this. Very well. I'll explain. Spike is actually very interesting. He has a variety of personalities including loyalness, sensiivety and genorosity. Spike also has a crush on Rarity. Some fans may bash this attraction of dragon - pony. Hey haters. Ever watch Shrek? Unfortunately, Spike has been lacking in the more recent episodes. Luckily, he's still had one funny moment in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 and Read It and Weep. Although these funny moments have gone pretty unnoticed. One of my favourite quotes is in Feeling Pinkie Keen where Spike asks Can you explode twice? Or in Lesson Zero when after the ponies had learned their lesson,Spike wrote PS Obviously Spike did not have to learn a lesson, because he is the best friend a pony could ask for. Unlike everypony else, he took things seriously. Some fans of Spike say he's underappreciated and he shouldn't be getting so much hate. I agree that he's under appreciated but I don't think many people hate him. I just think not many people notice him. Some fans of Spike also talk about him getting alot of cameo appearances recently. My theory is this: To work off the damage he caused in Secret of My Excess, I'm thinking Spike gets a part time job in Canterlot to pay off the damages. Don't believe me? The proof is in Hearth's Warming Eve when Spike isn't seen on the train with the other ponies but does greet them when they get to Canterlot proving that Spike got there before them. Some people may think he took the first train time. They're right. Spike probably took that train early because he probably starts work early. There. That answers his absense. As for the character, Spike is all- round perfect. I guess my only complaint is that he's the least developed. That's saying alot since all the main characters have good depth. But Spike is pretty decent. He's always there to help his friends with his great assistance.
Spike is the best dragon.
Next Time: Twilight Sparkle The Magic Unicorn