For this character's dog counterpart, see Spike (EG).

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You really should lighten up, Twilight! It's a party!
~ Spike
You're more than friends. You're my family
~ Spike to Twilight, Rarity and Rainbow Dash

Spike is one of the seven main protagonists of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the main deuteragonist of the series.. He is a small purple and green dragon who is Twilight Sparkle's long-time best friend and assistant. Spike also handles communications between Twilight and Celestia, burning Twilight's written messages with his fiery breath to send them and then coughing up the scrolls Celestia sends back. In Season 8 episode "Molt Down", he gains wings.

He is voiced by Cathy Weseluck, who also voices Near from the English dub of Death NoteShampoo from Ranma ½Snoozer from Hamtaro, Dennis Chan from Kid vs. Kat and Buttercream Sundae from Littlest Pet Shop, and previously voiced Rarity in Generation 3 of My Little Pony.


Spike is purple with green scales on his back and a round belly. From the Season 8 episode Molt Down, Spike grows a pair of wings due to the molts.


He frequently displays a sardonic personality and laughs at others' misfortunes, but can be counted on to help Twilight and her friends when they need him. In some of the episodes, it is shown that Spike has a major crush on Rarity, but she only sees him as a friend and is unaware of his affections until she becomes aware and accepts it in Season 2. Twilight hatched Spike from an egg as part of an admission exam for a school of magic run by Celestia, gaining both her cutie mark and a chance to study under Celestia's direct guidance. His greatest achievement is saving the Crystal Empire.


The feedbacks Spike received is mainly positive from many fans and is one of the most loved characters of the series. Spike even gain more positive receptions after having his own set of wings from Episode "Molt Down" from Season 8.

Fans dislike the "Spike abuse".

Role in My Little Pony: The Movie

Spike begins with running to the Princesses castle to Twilight for some blueprints. He sees than Twilight is worried and he says she will be find and remembering that she's a princess too. Despite Twilight telling her plans to the 1st annual anniversary of friendship, the princesses reject her ideas which leads Twilight disappointed. Spike later would be singing with the Mane 5 "We Got This Together."

When Tempest arrives, Spike asks for her horn, which she begins to attack. Spike escapes with Twilight and the Mane 5 and leaving Equestria in danger. After hearing to Twilight about to find the "hippo" things, Spike (with the Mane 5) agrees to go whit her and find them. They end up in a dessert and an exhausted Spike sees there's a road which arrives to KlugeTown. In the city, they are about to be catch by the people, but they are saved by Capper and he takes them to his home. Spike was jealous and angry to meet Capper despite the fact he is not trusted, but he follow him with the rest.

After seeing Twilight discovering a book which actually describes the "hippo" things as the Hippogriffs, but later he's shocked to see Capper's true plans. He manages to escape with the Mane 6 after seeing Tempest find them and they end up in a ship lead by Celeano and her crew. He finds himself enjoying it when Rainbow Dash convinces the pirates to be awesome again. After a sonic rainboom, they're find again by Tempest and Celeano helps them to hide. They fall of the ship and they take a balloon plane to travel and finally get in the abandoned island of the hippogriffs.

He goes with the rest in a pool and getting suck in it, and almost no breathing, but they're saved by Princess Skystar by using a breathing bubbles to all of them. They meet Queen Novo and she uses her powers to makes them seaponies. Spike becomes a puffer fish during the process. Twilight decides to distract her friends so she can have the power. Spike was there when Pinkie sing "One Small Thing".

Unfortunately, Twilight was stuck in a trap and with him and the Mane 6 being banished of the hippogriff land, they end up in a island where Twilight gets into an argument against their friends though Spike didn't argue against her. This makes her friends leave by her actions, but Spike decides to stay with Twilight despite what she did. Feeling bad for her, he says that everything will be fine, but Twilight admits she ruined everything. Moments later, Spike is capture by one of Tempest's guards which leads Twilight being capture and Spike screaming by her name. He gets off the guard by using his fire in the process.

Spike alerts the Mane 5 that Tempest captures Twilight and they decided to rescue her. This leads to the others friends which they survive (Capper, Celano, the pirates and Skystar), and thank them by his actions, they decided to join in rescue Twilight (Despite the fact that she never cared of the rest). They travel to Equestria and they make a giant cake which Spike was used as a candle, and once they were in, the friends begins to attack the guards. Spike goes with the Mane 5 and Capper to Twilight, and Capper uses Spike as a fire gun indicated that they are at hand now. When the Storm King makes a tornado, Pinkie has the idea of using her canon party and Spike and the Mane 5 fly directly of the tornado and pushes Storm King once it for all. The Mane 5 forgives Twilight for her actions and they decided to go to the staff together. The Storm King goes by the staff as same as Twilight but both they fly away in the tornado.

Everyone thinking she is dead, Twilight arrives (and tired) with the staff, which makes the Mane 5 and Spike hugging them. Without knowing the Storm King survived in the tornado and thinking that Tempest would attack them, they see how she actually saves them for the Storm King making him falling and dying in the process, while the Mane 6 and Spike uses the staff to save Tempest. Thinking that she had a change of heart, they accept her once they returned all Equestria back. In the party, Spike has the role of the announcer of Songbird in her musical act.

During the credits, he seen that he dances in the party. He also tries to eat Celeano's crystal leg and he also dances and seeing everyone's gone, he says goodybye to the audience.


Maybe the ponies in Ponyville have interesting things to talk about! C'mon, Twilight, just try!
~ Spike trying to make Twilight make friends
This is hilarious! Look at all of you. We got "Hairity", "Rainbow Crash", "Spitty Pie", "Apple Teeny", "Flutterguy", and... I got nothin'. "Twilight Sparkle"... I mean, seriously. I can't even work with that.
~ Spike mocking Twilight and her friends by the "curses"
The dragon is the finest creature ever! There's more to it than just guarding treasure!
~ Spike singing to Applejack a song
Whenever I'm afraid I'll forget something and I start to panic. I have a simple trick. I count to ten, and by the time I'm done, I've calmed myself enought to get the job right every time. Easy peasy, cider squeezy.
~ Spike speaking whit the Cutie Marks Crusaders
You know, it's kinda weird. No matter how many times others tell you you're great. All the praise in the world means nothing if you don't feel it inside. Sometimes, to feel good about yourself, you gotta let go of the past. That way, when the time comes to let your greatness fly, you'll be able to light up the whole sky.
~ Spike learning his lesson
Just what I always wanted! A book.
~ Spike sore of dissapointed but not in front of Twilight by his Heartwarming Eve present
He's not a 'thing'! His name is Thorax, and he's my friend!
~ Spike defending Thorax
What just... happened? (Looks at his wings) Did I just sprout wings? (Looks at the camara) I just sprouted wings!
~ Spike amazed by his new wings after the molt
Huh? Sorry, Twilight. Still getting used to my new wings. They're pretty great, huh?
~ Spike loving his wings
'Scuse me! Dragon on the move! Important princess documents comin' through!
~ Spike first words in the movie
It'll be fine. Just remember the most important thing. (Twilight Sparkle: Smile?!) Eh... no. You're a Princess, too.
~ Spike calming down Twilight in the Princesses castle of Canterlot.
We are all behind you, Twilight!
~ Spike joining Twilight and the Mane Six on the adventure
We could be going in... circles! Endless... sand... (inhales) Nothin' for miles... but sand... (breathes) and this rock... (coughs) and this cactus... (breathes) and this roooooooooaaaaaad.... (breathes, faints, breathes) ...this rooooooad....
~ Spike lost in the desert whit his friends
Who you callin' a gecko?
~ Spike insulted by one of the people of Klugetown
So you're delivery guys?
~ Spike talking whit Celano and her pirate crew
Twilight? It's okay. You'll figure it out.
~ Spike trying to cheer up Twilight
That's it, right? We didn't make friends with anypony else?
~ Spike after everyone agrees to save Twilight


  • In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Spike is the only male character with major protagonism among the main characters of the series.
  • Spike is one of the few characters of My Little Pony besides Pinkie Pie to break the fourth wall.
  • The Generation 4 version of Spike is the only dragon to gain wings while the other generations of him haven't.
  • He shares the same voice actress as Mayor Mare and Coco Pommel. Also, his voice is the same as Dennis Chan from Kid vs. Kat.
  • According to Twilight Sparkle, he's part of her family since he was born.


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Generation 3
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