Spike likes to think he is ferocious and hates to be treated like a baby. He has fearlessly and selflessly tangled with Lady Kale's dangerous Dark Stone magic in order to protect Tamara. Along with the other baby animals, Spike likes to dance and sing to Tamara's music.
Spike has been at first a purple (or "purple and orange") panther named Rusty during the show's pre-production. In early animation storyboards for the first season, Spike uncannily resembled the young Simba from Lion King. He was dubbed by Lutz Schnell in German.