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Old Age thingy Spike (WIP) by Earthsong9405 Old Age thingy Spike (WIP) by Earthsong9405
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Did an age thingy for Spike, because I don't draw him nearly as much as I should. :C Buuuuuut yeah. I'll eventually color the one on the far right, but that'll be later. I also think I'll either add him to the mane 6 one I've already uploaded, or to one with the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Hmm.... what do you guys think? O:

Until then, let's get into my headcanon for a bit, neh? c:

-Unborn/unhatched:
Spike's egg before Twilight hatched it. I think that Spike's egg was found by Celestia in a remote location, abandoned by its parents. This isn't typical of dragons to leave their unhatched egg unattended, so Celestia gave the little thing a scan and quickly found out the reason behind the missing parents; the egg was completely inert, as in, it would never hatch. Because no one would come back for the little egg, Celestia decided to take it back with her, and allowed the staff of the University to use it as a test to measure the level of power and determination of each individual filly or colt who participated in the entrance exam.

-Infant: 1- 2 months:

Spike's egg only managed to hatch because Twilight literally FORCED it to. While in her magic-crazed state, she managed to use her magic to fertilize the egg, speed up the development process, and hatched the egg to reveal a fully developed and perfectly healthy hatchling who imprinted on the unicorn filly as soon as he saw her. Due to her magic manipulating the inert egg to produce a living hatchling, he gained a lavender coloring that's similar to her's.

Spike at this point is very dependent on Twilight, and refuses to be away from her for any length of time. Twilight doesn't mind though, especially since it's hard at school because of how some of the fillies and colts treat her (since she got into the school via pure skill and smarts alone, as well as becoming Celestia's personal student). She immediately feels a maternal love toward the little guy, and her time at the university isn't as lonely. This is an image of the two of them taking an adorable little nap together on perhaps a sofa. Whatever it is, it has pillows... crappily drawn pillows. B3

-Age: 5

As he grows older, Spike begins to try and help Twilight out around the tower, especially with books. I think Spike would actually be very fascinated with books and loves to read in his spare time, something he picked up from being around Twilight for so long. xD What he really likes, though, is when Twi tells him bedtime stories, especially when they're one either she makes up on her own or are some of the improvised stories her own mother told her when she was his age.

In this image it's the young Spike reading the title of a book Twilight just gave him (the stick-ish figure beside him is Twilight. I didn't feel like finishing the drawing of her here, so she remains a stick-ish figure. C:< ). Maybe he's confused, or curious, or whatever else he feels about the book, but Twi still has his rapt attention as she gives a summary of the story the book was to tell.

-Age: 9-12

Spike as I currently see him. I think he should grow a tiny bit, so here he is with that little tidbit of height to him. He's still pretty short in comparison to Twilight, but he'll get there eventually. I have the headcanon that Spike can switch between being bipedal or quadrupedal whenever he feels like it, which is why he has long arms. He'll eventually get to the point where his body begins to develop more for quadrupedal locomotion.

I'm so sleepy I can't think of the rest of the headcanon I was gonna put in. Aww well. I'll just add it tomorrow. For now, here is Spike. Thank you guys for stopping by to take a look, and as always, feel free to ask questions if you have any. c:
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werecass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
Baby Spike is so cute.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^.^
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werecass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Artist
Your welcome.
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The-Teacup-Doodler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, wait. If she fetilized the egg, She's like spike's mom? cool.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Technically speaking, yes.
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VirTaAshi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
So... Does he develop wings in your headcannon?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe. Maybe not. What we've seen so far points to him not having wings, but I guess we may see in the future.
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VirTaAshi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
True. Since the two times we've seen him an adult, he was in two different forms. The Cutie Chronicles, when Twilight had magically hatched him, his adult form was huge and you don't even see his body. Then of course, Secret of my Excess, a premature and more vicious adult form.
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VixiPonyArtist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this, but twilight withut a head is kinda creppy dont get me wrong i love this bu... :):)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's supposed to be like that because I didn't finish the sketch. It's the "skeleton" of the sketch, nowhere near fleshed out or finished.
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VixiPonyArtist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, okay its still really cool
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I especially like his age 5 form. That's about how I see him physically looking compared to his appearance in the show.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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FoldawayWings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Love you forever for drawing baby Spike all cute and cuddled up with his university-age Twi Mom. Such warm fuzzy feelings~

The Twilight's-magic-fertilized-Spike's-egg idea sounds fun! 

Maybe it did make him purple, but what about other strange stuff about him? We've yet to see any other dragon who can use his fire to send stuff via magic smoke, and Twi seems pretty good at teleporting herself, doesn't she? 

Can't remember for certain, but levitation aside, I get the feeling that sparking out to evade Nightmare Moon was the first real spell we saw Twilight use. If so, might she be more aligned to that kind of magic than to others, even if she can't specialize? 
The word 'Twilight' denotes a time of in-between and passage from one thing to another, right?  So maybe Spike absorbed or 'inherited' some innate bit of Twi's powers? 

Erm. But crazy theories aside, the two are very cute here. 

 Spike considering the strange 'book' artifact while Twi lectures on... ^w^
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's an interesting theory, and I can see Twi's magic being an influence to Spike's fire, but overall not really. In my headcanon, dragons are inherently magical and have their own type of magic, and that certainly includes what they can do with their fire. Spike is simply a special case, where he'd be the only dragon known so far to be able to transport mail and items the way that he does, while still being able to switch up and use his fire as a harmful weapon if he so desired. o3o
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FoldawayWings Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Whichever way, it makes you wonder about the little guy. 

We don't really know much about him, seems like. He can burn stuff with his fire, or send it, but how he does it has never been brought up in-show. Wouldn't mind seeing a flashback episode to baby Spike and filly Twilight's adventures!

Wonder if we'll ever see other dragons like him... Maybe the reason we haven't is that he's the last one? I mean, who knows when, where, or how Celestia found his egg. Could be she rescued it from the ruins of whatever offed his kin. 

Hmm, probably too grim a thought for FiM. ^w^; 

Oh well, think I'll just go back to basking in the adorableness of hatchling Spike~  Thanks for sharing the pic!
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I think that Spike is a different species of dragon: A Lesser Drake. They're a wingless sub-species. (Source: List of different types of dragons throughout mythology).
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldn't call him a Lesser Drake based on the fact that he's wingless. For all we know, his species only grow wings after they reach a certain point of maturity. Or he may not grow them at all; who's to say.

If anything, if wingless, I'd call him a ground dragon or a water-based dragon.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Meh.
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't it interesting to see Spike walk on all fours briefly in the episode for season four? :3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was! That simply confirms my suspicions. c:<
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Nightskymlp Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how u draw spikey wikey ^3^
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Nightskymlp Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
yw 030
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xXBramblezXx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Are you gonna do a Celestia and Luna age chart? o3o That would be cool. x33
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I probably will. :3
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xXBramblezXx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!! ^^
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LizzysMind Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your style of Spike, Lauren once said Spike is about * in maturity
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So he's eight, pretty much? O: I knew it! D:<
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TheKhesireKat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stahppp being so amaazinnnggg at draawwwiinnnnggg. I love ur arrttttttt ahhhhhhhhhhhhhghggggg (chokes)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! C: But please, don't choke! D:
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Magi-Catt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
*sigh* all of your drawings need da'ww alerts, literally. do it. :| too much da'ww.. :iconhnngplz:< it's KILLING ME!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
O-oh my. o.o Don't worry! I have anti-d'aww pills on me! D:
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Magi-Catt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Good! o_o
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Katragoness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Your headcanons are amazing..... Like seriously..... I just....... GAAAH!!!!!!!! You're awesome and it's a delight to see your new sketches and drawings. :) They brighten my day. :) So thank you!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, well I'm just glad you like them. So thank you! ^.^
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Katragoness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^ no problem
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Emilou1985 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you drew him once he gets a little older. To me this looks more realistic than the episode where he grew bigger.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I really dig the design
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! c:
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so adorable, yet interesting to read. I'll be nice to see were this is going in the future x3
I would stick him to the mane six, because he belongs to Twilight Sparkle. Even if they leave him behind a lot, which is quite a shame. Especially being the Baby Dragon he is (talking about the series, your headcanon doesn't seem so cruel~).
About the wing argument: I think he's some kind of Earth-Dragon. Wingless and a talent for digging, haha. No seriously, he's the only dragon we saw digging. Also both of his 'bigger forms' were wingless and pretty bulky. So no common Fire breathing Dragon nor Water-Dragon. I say, if there's room for Crackle, there's room for Earth-Dragons! xD But of course, that's only my opinion!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Mmm, I think he'd be fine with either one; while it's obvious he's friends with the rest of the mane 6, I think it'd be really cute if he were best friends with the CMC; it'd kinda be like their own mane group in a sense.

As for my headcanon, they'd probably leave him behind quite a bit still, but mainly for the same reason as in the canon; he's a baby dragon, a child. I can see Twilight taking Spike with them when it isn't all that dangerous, but some of the missions I can see her telling him he can't go because it's too dangerous (like Nightmare Moon and Discord). Maybe after the incident with Sombra, she lets him come along a little more, but that maternal instinct still nags at her when she feels it's just too hazardous for him to go as well. But that's just me. :shrug:

And the type of dragon he is can vary. I have the headcanon that there are several types of dragons, not just the fire-breathing, flying dragon. I also think that a majority can breath fire despite their "type", but ALL of them possess magic. So Spike's magic allow his fire to be able to send messages to Celestia, and as he gets older he'll be able to learn a whole variety of draconian magic. I'm still leaning toward him having wings and being able to fly, but that doesn't mean he won't be able to burrow into the ground easily. Personally, though, I think he'd be better suited for flight and swimming. But to each his/her own, indeed. :3
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being best friends with the CMC would be quite nice, indeed :3
Now that you mention it, they're really more 'his size' and if the Mane Six leave them behind, he would still be with great friends.
And of course, you're right that it would be better for him to be left out in the dangerous situations. However I was more thinking about Twilight's Birthday and stuff like this.
Should've making my point more clear, sorry.
Also, your MLP-Dragon-Canon makes sense, too. About the 'digging-part' I mentioned, I'm sure other dragons are able to dig aswell, but they seemed to be quite vain.
So I guess digging would be not their thing, Spike on the other hand looked uninhibited while doing it, which is not such a great point, he was raised by ponies after all.
Well, well. It's up to the imagination! Thanks for taking your time to answer so detailed by the way, always a pleasure to read your point or talking to you at all ;3
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Feved.

Very well done.

i love your style, it is more realistic but keep them cute.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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zaneGrimm430 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
if I could draw I'd use the Spike age 9 - 12 to create my own dragon (in the same stance of course)
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Dragonfox33 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Spike as a baby is so cute! //grabby hands//

What type of dragon do you think he'd be? I know the show showed us him grown when Twi had that magic burst and when he got greedy, but I'd always seen spike as a water dragon :/
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno to be honest. I can easily see him as a dragon who's more marine based, but I can also see him with wings in the future. So I'm thinking along the lines of both; he can fly and such, but he loves to swim and be in water and eat fish, along with gems.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Many people like to portray Spike as being a close friend or maybe as a little brother to Twilight. Me personally, I like to think of him more as her adopted son. She hatched him, raised him, and he spend prettyu much his entire life loyal to her and following her around, much like how a child would with their parent.

Is this how you see it, or do you have some different interpretation of their relationship?
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