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Spike Has to fight his inner greed

old pic I did but forgot to upload, whoopsiee!!

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gumballkitty Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
He is fighting against his own dragons!:D (Big Grin) 
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Reminds me of the old saying:
"When life hits you hard and you fall to the ground, slowly get back up, brush yourself off, and calmly say "You hit like a b:iconcensoredplz:tch."
StreamOverlord Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014

gumballkitty Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

Get him Spike! But don't hurt Spike! Rip him apart Spike! Oh no! Spike bit Spike!

I'm confused which Spike am I rooting for again? Confused XD

Niiba Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
While I know its almost impossible for it to actually happen in the show, I've always wished for an episode where Spike is forced to finally face the greatest fears inside his heart, such as being rejected by Twilight, his friends, and ponies in general due to him being a dragon and a potential threat to everyone if he grows out of control again, which might lead him to hurt somepony.

Then, as his fears come together and take the shape of his greed-grown form, causing him to start giving up and succumbing to them, the Mane6 find a way to talk to him through some spell and manage to cheer him on by telling him how important he is to them and how they've always considered him one of them. With his confidence renewed thanks to his friends, and a new warmth in his heart, Spike confornts his fears which causes the giant Spike to shink down into a copy of his normal form, which then fuses with him, effectively taming his dark nature.

Spike returns to the real world with his friends, feeling lighter than ever, and since that moment onwards, gains the ability to tap into his inner greed (now directed towrds his friends instead of a hoard) allowing him to temporarily grow whenever its needed. 
julian0123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He will face himself... and he will win.
RougeGunner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
"Why won't they recognize me? Pay attention to me?! LOVE ME-"
"Enough with the hot air, idiot!"
"Twilight! Rarity! Recognize-"
"I said shut up already! Yeah, I often feel starved for attention and recognition for what I do. I want them to truly acknowledge me as an equal and not just as some office hardware piece. You're not some mind-shattering, life changing revelation! I'm not greedy because I'm a dragon, I feel greed because I want something, someone, anything or anyone to be there for me! Because I want to fit in! Because I am you and you are me..."
spyrofan923 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I like how Spike looks like he has an ace up his sleeve (if he had sleeves that is).
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Dragon: "Dammit, you short shit!  Why can't I hit you?!"
ThunderTracker325 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Writer
because the dragon is related to stormtroopers
4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Since the fire around him is green ... well, that's a jaw-dropper.
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, Spike! Size up your enemy!…
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Cool! :D
Dx251 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's like Final Fantasy IV. ;P
SmallSpectre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist



I love seeing characters standing up to their inner demons / weaknesses


Sooo awesome!

SuperSecretBrony Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You go Spike!
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconeeeeeplz:I need to see this happen! I NEEEEEEED IT!!!! Either in an episode or a movie- I don't care!
rakesuk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Come at me bro :iconcomeatmeplz:
Coco-ta-mi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing :)
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Atta-boy, Spike!
BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
This is how I would love to see Spike someday...standing before an insurmountable enemy, against odd that everyone knows he can't overcome, and not budging. Only way this could be better is if he were dressed as Kick-Ass. :)
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconmlpspikeplz:-You may destroy every part of Ponyville,you may hurt everyone I love and you may even kill me..but you will never BE me,you mindless beast.
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
your right it seems i forgot to give him credit where credit is due
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I myself love of the readings of Dante.
Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Dante. Milton. Shelley. are some of my top favorites

ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Carlin,King and Brian Keene Are my favs.

I'm twisted.

Spaceman006 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
not twisted
pleasantly curly.

Kings short story have permanently scared me from going to Maine 
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
OC:  You don't stand alone Spike.  It 'twas an Honor fighting at your side young Drake.
Nice one, Flare, Spike's determined expression as he stares down da giant, greedy side of him iz kewl, I really like how he ain't intimidated by da size of hiz nasty opponent.
Flare-Chaser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah hes really brave to face himself on :D
megamanfan43 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Why can I see this as inner mind of Spike as he faces his true, greedy and evil self and get it under control.
barney-nedward Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Spike's true self is good. He has greedy instincts but unlike other dragons he's capable of fighting them and winning. He had to work hard to overcome those instincts and learn to be generous. Spike's biggest faults are laziness and jealousy. That's possibly why he's so attracted to Rarity. Not only is she a knockout but while he had to learn generosity it comes naturally for her. It probably impresses him that her generosity is basically a symptom of her clearly severe obsessive compulsive disorder. Her generosity seems to be a compulsion to overcompensate for a usefulness to the group that she probably obsessively worries about lacking. She didn't have to make them those gala dresses pro bono and she should have put her hoof down immediately over most of their inane suggestions but no she had to be giving enough to risk both going broke and getting ridiculed. Thus Spike stays attracted to her mostly because her generous aura rubs off on him and helps him keep his instincts suppressed and at bay.  Having an inspiration to remain good gives Spike more power to fight his instincts and proves that deep down he is good just like deep down Discord is neutral.
Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I wouldn't say laziness is one of Spike's faults, since he works hard as Twilight's assistant and everyone's little helper. When he actually displays a slothful side its most likely due to exhaustion from the constant tasks he's done every single day. The hardest workers are usually the heaviest resters.

As for jealousy that more stems from from his biggest fault, insecurity. His greatest fear is being rejected so when he's ignored for somebody like Owlowicious for long periods that triggers his insecurity and leads to intense feelings of jealousy.

That's very true about his dragon hoarding instincts since those are just natural born instincts for dragons, like Squirrels feel the need to gather and hoard or humans to socialize. But he's never displayed them until Secret of my Excess as Twilight says its unusual he's so grabby there. That is a good way of describing his attraction to Rarity beyond a simple crush, especially after his dragon instincts were triggered and after Rarity's encounter with Discord since she knows what its like to lose control to avarice. I would really like an episode were Spike's insecurities about his dragon side defining him are explored and where he realizes those don't define his real self. They did that in Dragon Quest which was a good nurture over nature augment but something more like this picture would really go a long way.
megamanfan43 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
True, very true.
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