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Spikes the Brawler by FazzEagle Spikes the Brawler by FazzEagle
Name: Spikes
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Special Ability: Super Strength
Concept:
Spike is basically the opposite of Iron Tail: he's rude, arrogant and amazingly stubborn, but like Iron Tail he was gifted with an ability that he was not naturally born with - in Spike's case, it's his Super Strength. It's interesting to note that both he and Iron Tail also lead parallel-like lives prior to their adventures as both their guardians were leaders of a group of people (Iron Tail's grandfather is head villager while Spike's father was the leader of a tribe), and both had a run-in with Sehsa Nightmare - though Spikes' experience was far more grim. In one of her searches for the Bracelet, Sehsa Nightmare invaded his tribe and attacked everyone on sight after her presence was alarmed. Spikes did all that he could to protect his people but in the end he was outmatched by the more powerful vixen. Everyone in his tribe perished that day except only a few survivors, but many believed Spikes was killed when he was thrown off a cliff. In truth, he was rescued by a retired enchanter. When he was found, Spikes' entire body was bruised and many of his bones were broken from both his fight with Sehsa and after falling off the cliff, but he was surprisingly still alive by his sheer willpower. The enchanter decided to use Spike as a vessel for one of his experiments by feeding him an enchantment originally meant for weapons only. While it would poison and overwhelm the average body... Spike survived it, and all of his broken bones and nerves were healed. Plus, he felt himself much stronger and durable than ever. However, there is a downside to this: it seems his powers are connected to his emotions, especially his anger - the angrier he gets, the stronger he will become (it would be made obvious as his body will grow slightly larger), but it risks destroying his mind if he gives in too much into it and it takes a huge toll on his body. Nevertheless that didn't stop Spikes from venturing out to get his vengeance on Sehsa Nightmare for what she did to his people, which glares in contrast with Iron Tail, who fights for more noble causes.

Spikes is a gifted martial artist nevertheless and knows many kind of techniques even for someone his age, but he mostly specializes in straight-forward attacks especially those that make use of his legs and jumping ability (being a rabbit he's a great jumper). He is still considered one of Iron Tail's friends even though their disagreements usually lead Spikes to pick a fight with the younger Hero. His storyline involves his hunt for Sehsa Nightmare and how his thirst for vengeance is destroying himself from the inside. Iron Tail had to fight him on numerous occasions whenever he gets out of control and it's difficult when Spike's full strength is equal to that of Iron Tail's 'Hero Mode' at the time. In the end, Iron Tail persuaded him that vengeance is not the way and while Spikes still can't bury his tragic past, he promised that he would work hard and try to follow in Iron Tail's footsteps. He still considers Iron Tail as a rival though and often challenges him to many races or a show of strength.

Spikes has some hostility towards Ashes Darkmare due to her relation to Sehsa, however, but he has more in common with Des, who also had lost a loved one in the past and had seek vengeance before - albeit the fact that she was able to move on with her life completely and let go of the past.


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Here's an overdue 'Normal Picture' for :iconechothedog: who was one of the winners of my contest a few months back. Sorry ;A;

Now I can honestly say that it's not that I forgot about it, it's just that I wasn't satisfied enough with the design of the character every time I sketch it up. I'm a little more content with this one, but don't be surprised if the character goes through a lot more changes in the future. I'm thinking I might eventually return to giving him no shoes like the creator originally intended.

Spikes the Brawler belongs to :iconechothedog:
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Ezlob May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like an anime badass version of bugs bunny :)
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ExoticGrey Jan 28, 2012
Looking a bit brutal :la: Not forgetting to mention: MASSIVE FISTS. RARGH!
*ahem* Anyways, Looks good :la: And his backstory is well thought out too :la: Lol, Looking closely, I have found the easter egg that is the Spartan Helmet look xD very nice.
One last thing: Is his ears going over the headband or under?
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FazzEagle Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you :la: Me and the creator thought on it and it was his own words about that whole 'spartan helmet' thing xD

And at the moment? I always thought under the headband
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ExoticGrey Jan 29, 2012
No problem :la:
Ah well, it's a little confusing due to the fact that the ear looks like it's going over the headband ><'
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FazzEagle Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know fff Remember the original sketch had the ears upwards xD
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ExoticGrey Feb 1, 2012
Oh yeah, it did, didn't it? xD
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D: ... wow very cool OWO
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FazzEagle Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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BlazeDriver Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
his fur makes him look like a kick boxer. very fitting. still don't understand why my fav button effs up on me randomly but anyway niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
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FazzEagle Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :la: Though it was supposed to look like a spartan helmet - I blame the headband xD
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