|Real Name:||Evan Daniels|
|Originally From:||New York, New York, USA|
|Relatives:|| Mom & Dad
|Hair color:||Light Blonde|
|Powers:|| Self-Replicating Exoskeleton
|First appearance:||Speed & Spyke|
|Portrayed by:||Neil Denis|
- "You gotta be sharp if you're gonna mess with the Spyke."
- —Spyke to Sabretooth
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Evan is hot-headed, stubborn and lacks respect for authority, making him the "rebel" of the main team. But Evan is a nice guy with a great sense of humor, albeit sometimes biting. He loves his powers and he just wants to bust loose. During his tenure with the X-Men, Spyke didn't want any special treatment from anyone at the school just because Ororo Munroe (Storm) was his aunt.
Though he liked being an X-Man and thought of them as his family, Evan at times acted selfishly and inconsiderately towards others. Evan would much rather play basketball or skateboard than focus on his schoolwork as he would goof around in class and on at least one occasion ditched school mid-class to go skateboarding with his human friends.
He was also at times irresponsible as he was late for several training exercises in the Danger Room resulting in him getting reprimanded by Storm and causing several X-Kids to fail in their training exercise because Spyke was not there to back them up. If not for him saving Storm's life from the Hungan, Spyke would have been sent home to his parents due to his lack of concern for school and DR training.
Spyke has shown to have quite a short temper especially after he and the other X-Men were discovered to be mutants as he grew more hostile and angry at how they were being treated. After seeing how cruelly he was treated because of his outer mutation, Spyke joined the Morlocks because he wanted to fight for and protect mutants who looked different from normal humans and thus could not hide their powers the way most of the X-Men could. He later appeared, his mutation having progressed still further, giving him an armored look.
Evan is a young African American male with a muscular build. He is 5'11 and has blonde hair and brown eyes. Spyke's uniform is made of a special material which seals the holes caused by his bone spikes. His main outfit is plain white tank top with tan shorts.
Evan Daniels was born in New York City, New York to an unnamed father and Vivian Daniels, and has lived there his whole life. His mutant abilities are first noticed at his high school basketball game by his Aunt Ororo, and his teammate Pietro Maximoff. Evan and Pietro had an ongoing rivalry since childhood that culminated when Pietro framed Evan for robbery. However, their feud was rarely mentioned after their introductory episode and never mentioned at all past the first season.
Powers and Abilities
Spyke's powers involve a self-replicating exoskeleton (though, it appears to be an endoskeleton instead, as the bones emerge from within his body) and rapid bone growth. He can extend, retract, and fire incredibly-dense bone spikes of any size from nearly any point on his body (from small, pencil-sized spikes to long spikes he can use in combat, like fighting sticks), usually from his arms and torso. His body instantaneously seals the wounds caused by projecting his bone spikes with no visible scarring, possibly indicating some sort of healing factor limited to just healing his bone projections and nothing else. His rapid bone growth gives him a strong craving for milk and calcium-rich substances to aid in the accelerated growth since using his powers decreases his calcium levels, which then need to be replenished.
In the later episodes, due to the ingesting of the sports drink Power8, which causes harm to those with mutant powers, Spyke's powers evolved even more. He gained the ability to heat up the ends of the spikes he produces, increasing their damage potential and allowing them to pierce and cut through steel. He also has protective plates and spurs that form around his upper body, granting him an almost-indestructible exoskeleton, which gives him superhuman endurance and enhanced strength. However, the accelerated mutation caused Spyke to be currently unable to retract the exoskeleton that his body produces. He can also now extend small spikes on his feet and hands to scale and stick to walls.
It is unknown if he requires milk and other calcium-rich substances in this state.
Following this increase in his mutant powers, he no longer used his skateboard, which he sometimes used in his earlier battles against his opponents.
Evan Daniels is the nephew of the X-Men instructor, Ororo Munroe, aka Storm. He is an avid skateboarder and as a result is a little reckless (though he always wears a helmet and pads). For most of his life, Evan has had a continuing rivalry with his friend, Pietro Maximoff. After a basketball game, Pietro displayed his mutant speed to Evan and wound up getting Evan put in jail for robbing lockers in school, effectively dissolving the friendship. Professor Charles Xavier bailed the young mutant out, and allowed him to join the X-Men. Through the help of the X-Men, Scott Summers, and Jean Grey, as well as his own abilities, the newly dubbed Spyke was able to prove his innocence, as well as prove Pietro, now called Quicksilver, to be the true guilty party.
- Speed & Spyke
At a high school basketball game the coach makes Pietro Maximoff pass the ball to Evan, and Evan makes the winning basket, but then gets knocked down. As he falls spikes grow out of his arms. He covers them and they disappear.
Pietro and Evan argue in the locker room about who's the better ball player. Ororo, who was at the game to see him, then walks in and talks to Evan about his powers. Later at home, she tries to talk him into coming to Xavier's school. He asks her to wait until the next morning before talking to his parents about it.
The next day at school Evan finds out that his locker has been broken into again. Pietro comes along and offers to loan him money as bait to catch the thief. Later that night Jean, Scott and Ororo all talk with Evan, and Evan's parents about him joining the X-Men. Evan is rude to them and takes off. He sneaks out of the house and heads back to the school where he finds out that Pietro is really a mutant too. Pietro wrecks the lockers and leaves Evan to take the blame.
Everyone shows up at the jail to get Evan. Scott says that Xavier will use his influence to get him out if Evan will join the school, and he agrees. The next morning at breakfast the X-Men talk with Evan.
Evan is training in the Danger Room with the other X-Men. Kitty ends the session to tell Evan that a last minute game has been scheduled and he's needed at school. Evan confronts Pietro and Jean and Scott show up to help. Quicksilver ends up wrecking main street and the three X-Men end up taking him down. Evan is cleared of the charges.
At the Xavier Mansion, the X-Men are hanging out in the pool. Kurt cannonballs in and knocks Kitty off of her float. Xavier talks to Evan about how they're happy to have him. Evan jumps in the pool, lands on Kitty's float and pops it with his spikes.
At lunch in the schoolyard, Kurt, Scott, Jean, Evan and Kitty talk about going to Duncan Matthews's party. Everyone but Scott really wants to go and while they try to talk him into it Evan steals and drinks everyone's milk. Scott says that it's just too dangerous for them to chance it, someone could get too close to Kurt and feel his fur. Kurt makes a remark about "chicks digging the fuzzy dude" and makes eyes at Kitty, Kitty takes off.
They continue to argue over the party and Kurt jumps onto the table and says it's time to "party, party, party". His tail pops out while he's dancing and Scott grabs it and yanks him off of the table, saying that it's exactly the sort of thing he's worried about. Kurt and Scott really get mad at each other. Kurt says Scott needs to loosen up, Scott says Kurt needs to quit goofin' off, then Kurt ports off.
Rogue shows up to tell the X-Men that she did something to Kurt. She takes them to the lab. Kitty and Evan study the gizmo and figure out that Kurt is trapped in a pocket dimension. Scott wants to destroy it, and gets ready to blast the gizmo to nothing and Kitty asks why she can't just phase through it and quietly short it out. Evan and Scott look at her like she has two heads and she says forget I said anything.
Kurt ports in to say "Reset. Don't..." before he disappears again. The X-Men argue over what he meant. Evan still wants to destroy it, but Scott says he meant for them to reset it. Scott resets it and Kurt ports them in by Raven's car.
Blob, Avalanche, and Toad show up looking for Rogue. Scott is surprised that Rogue is working for Mystique. Avalanche asks who's side she's on and Rogue says it's not my fight and leaves. The rest fight over the gizmo. Jean and Scott put the Blob down. Avalanche knocks Kitty through a wall, but she phases back through and calls him a loser. Toad tries to get past Spyke and reach the gizmo, but Spyke puts up a wall of spikes and knocks him down.
Kurt and Forge use the battery from Raven's car and drive it right through the portal. They run over the gizmo smashing it and then straight into the Blob. The Brotherhood take off since the gizmo is smashed. Scott offers Forge a place at Xavier's, but he just wants to go home.
The X-Men load up into Scott's convertible and Kurt and Scott apologize to each other. Scott says he was wrong and they all decide to go to the party after all.
- Turn of the Rogue
The X-Men infiltrate a base at night. Shadowcat and Spyke take out the guards....Scott freaks out and stops the simulation. The base disappears and Rogue shuts down and drops to the floor.
Charles Xavier comes through Danger Room doors and tells Scott that he's never to stop simulation unless he's hurt. Scott tells Xavier that Rogue was not supposed to be part of the simulation. Xavier said he added her as an element of surprise and that they have to get used to that during missions. He tells them the training session is over and it's time to go to school.
At the institute, the kids confront Xavier about withholding info about Mystique who is their principal. Xavier asks Rogue what she thinks. When Rogue says it isn't her place, Kitty tells her she's part of the family now. Rogue tells them that she's found that honesty is very important. Xavier tells them he'll try to be more open with them in the future.
Evan gets a bad grade on his paper. He was suppose to do a paper on the Star Wars Program, however, he did it it Star Wars the movie. The teacher gives him a new assignment, to document teen life events with a digicam. He tapes Kitty and Rogue in the school hallway. Kitty's flirting with Jason Nasier who tells them about the school play Dracula The Rock Opera. When he leaves Rogue tells her she's pathetic. Kitty tells her that at least she's got a shot at being in the play. Rogue catches Spyke taping them and threatens him if he tapes her again.
Evan is on his way home from school and gets knocked off of his skateboard. When Spyke comes to and finds his digicam on the ground. Toad shows up doing stunts trying to get Evan to film him. Evan just tells him to take a hike.
Next morning when Spyke wakes up he stretches and sends spikes flying about the room. Storm comes in to get him for breakfast and asks about the camera. She tells him that they're going to have to take a look at his film before he hands it in, to make sure there's no X-Men footage. He says no problem.
Jean catches him taping her and slams the door in his face, flinging him into the wall. He goes out onto the grounds to film Scott and Logan training. Logan saves him from getting his head sliced off and then erases the footage he just filmed. He checks the tape and finds a message from Sabertooth. Evan asks who that was and just then Sabertooth rips open the front gates of the school.
The rest of the X-Men come running. Wolverine tries to keep them out of it but Storm tells him it's no place for his personal wars. Through a combined effort they send Sabertooth packing on his way again.
Logan talks to Xavier about Sabertooth coming after him and that he'll probably try baiting Wolverine away from the school. Xavier realizes this means he'll try to take one of the students, and that they're all in danger now.
Spyke overhears this and wants to fix it. He runs into Kit and Rogue arguing about rehearsing for the play. He asks them to help. As they leave the school on a moped/scooter Sabertooth follows them.
Evan is taping Kitty and Rogue dancing in the woods. Rogue is pretty stiff and Evan suggests that she use her power to snatch some of Kitty's moves. Kitty agrees to try it and they touch, then they start dancing together. Sabertooth barrels onto the scene and yanks up Evan. He pops his spikes and Sabertooth flings him into Rogue. He goes after Kitty, but she phases and he flies right through her. She turns to check on Rogue and Evan and he jumps up behind her, smacks her into a tree. As he's about to pick her up Rogue comes to and calls him away from Kitty.
She tries to touch him, but he's holding her arms out and she can't reach him. Wolverine arrives and Sabertooth drops Rogue as he's tackled by Logan. Rogue pops him from behind and lays him out. She grows fur all over, her hair gets longer, and fangs and claws pop out. Logan yells at them for planning such a stupid stunt and tells them they're all grounded. Kitty and Rogue ask what'll happen to Sabertooth now.
They drop Sabertooth off in the snow (Alaska) and Xavier wipes his mind.
The school shows Spyke's "film" at the end about the X-Men being his new family. Each of the X-Men are shown in some candid shots and the last shots are of Kitty and Rogue both dancing in the school play together and Spyke dedicating it to his new family. All the other X-men show up to support him. They smile at the end to each other.
- Survival of the Fittest
In the mountains, Scott, Jean, Kurt, Kitty, Evan, and Rogue have just shipped into a survival training camp. Scott is chosen to be group leader due to his scholastic achievements. When Sgt. Hawk (the camp trainer) leaves the kids grumble about being there. Rogue says she's going AWOL and asks if anyone knows how to hot-wire a school bus. Scott stops them and Jean says it's either this or survival training with Wolverine. They all grab their bags and move off grumbling.
Lance and Scott race over an obstacle course. Lance uses his power to dunk Scott in the river. Spyke starts to go after Lance, but Jean stops him and says that they've agreed not to use powers. She says Scott can deal with Lance like a leader. Scott uses an optic blast to knock Lance out of his raft. He then takes Lance's raft and wins the race. Jean says "or not".
Everyone argues over who should have won fairly. Hawk blows the whistle and makes them all do push-ups. He tells them that if they want to prove how tough they are, they have to get a flag from the top of Mt. Humiliation. Quicksilver says he can get the flag while his team takes a break, Nightcrawler says "not before I can". Hawk tells them that the whole team has to reach the top and retrieve the flag together.
The X-kids are running full tilt and complaining about Scott, how all he cares about is winning the race.
Scott sends Kurt up to make sure that the flag is still up top. Then he gets Evan to Spyke a rope up to the top so they can win. Evan asks if he's sure he wants to do it that way and Scott says yes. Scott starts up the rope, but when he looks back, the other X-Men are staring at him disapprovingly. Jean starts climbing up the mountain by hand.
The X-Kids are almost to the flag when the tremors start. Spyke is knocked off of the wall, but Jean saves him with her TK. When Scott tries to get her to levitate them all to the top she refuses. He says that she just used it for Spyke and asks her what's the difference. Jean gets mad and tells him that a real X-Man would know the difference. Rogue finds the Brotherhood at the bottom of a shaft. Toad begs them not to leave them behind over a stupid race. Scott tells them they won't.
On the mountain, the X-Kids save the Brotherhood. As they're pulling out the last one, Avalanche, the Blob points towards the flag and Quicksilver takes off. Nightcrawler ports up and they reach the flag at the same time and begin wrestling over it. The X-Jet pulls up suddenly and Storm tells them over the loud speaker that Xavier and Mystique are in trouble. Scott asks Lance if he's ready and he replies "Let's go!". The X-Jet flies by Sgt. Hawk and the flag and a pic of all of the X-Men and Brotherhood at the top of the mountain drops to the ground beside him. Everyone arrives as Juggernaut reaches for Xavier, but Jean uses her Telekinesis to pull him away. She can't hold him long though and collapses.
Wolverine tells them to try to get Juggernaut's helmet. Juggernaut goes for Jean, but the Blob rushes in and knocks him away from her. Nightcrawler ports in while he's stunned and unlatches one of the four latches holding on his helmet. Juggernaut throws Nightcrawler and then charges the Blob and knocks him back across the Danger Room.
Cyclops blasts him, but Juggernaut picks up a piece of the Danger room wreckage and throws it at him. Avalanche uses his tremors and is able to make him stumble. Quicksilver is able to get to him long enough to open another latch. Juggernaut throws Quicksilver off, but Storm steps up and disorients him with wind gusts. He stumbles back and falls. Kit and Rogue phase out of the wall and are able to get the last two latches. Toad uses his tongue to grab Juggernaut's helmet and yank it free. Xavier is then able to use his powers to take out Juggernaut.
As the X-Kids and Brotherhood cheer and congratulate one another, Mystique comments about it not being a sight you see everyday. Xavier agrees and Mystique takes the Brotherhood home.
- Shadowed Past
A few hours after going to sleep, Rogue wakes up screaming.Everyone rushes into the girls' bedroom to find out what's going on, and as Rogue is telling them about the nightmare, she realizes that the baby in her dream was really Kurt. Xavier asks Jean, Rogue and Nightcrawler to come down to the library where he reads Rogue's mind.
The Brotherhood knocks out Kurt at the construction site he was meeting Mystique at, but the other X-Men show up and a fight ensues. Rogue steals Avalanche's power and tries to stop Mystique from running off. Mystique tells her it's too late for answers and when Rogue causes a quake she turns into a raven and flies away.
- Grim Reminder
In the hallway, Kitty stumbles across Evan and other X-Men on their ways to get ready for the morning.
Evan and the other X-Men burst into the kitchen making tons of noise, all looking for the food they want. Everyone's going about their business to get breakfast while Scott turns on the news to drink his coffee too, Logan see the report and turns up the volume all the way, interrupting everyone else's conversations it's about a possible "bigfoot" sighting, given all the damage on "Mt. McKenna" in Canada. Wolverine leaves.
Later Evan is, "spyking" a poster to the ceiling and Kitty argues with him over it being everyone's space. Evan tells her, he didn't have space in his room and tells her to deal with it, and leaves.
Everyone's annoyed with Kurt, for locking them out of the dining room, so Kitty can write a letter.
- The Cauldron I
Rogue, Kitty and Evan come running out as the jet takes off and are upset that they were left behind. Kitty says she wouldn't want a crowd around is she was going to meet a brother she hadn't seen in ten years either. Kurt tells them Hawaii isn't the only place with beaches and they decide to go to a local beach. Kit, Kurt, and Evan roll out of the garage in the huge X-tank/hummer and call for Rogue to hurry up. She comes running out of the house saying she couldn't find Jean, so she left her a note. She nearly trips over a cat along the way and shoos it, saying she hates cats, & they drive off.
The X-kids are ambushed by the brotherhood. They end up crashing into the Blob on the beach. Rogue and Kurt tackle Toad and Avalanche. Fred jumps onto Kitty. She phases out from under him but passes out. Avalanche tumbles the rocks out from under Kurt. He 'ports but the rocks port with him and crush him on the beach. Pietro buries Spyke in the sand.
- The Cauldron II
On the beach Kitty, Kurt and Evan question Todd about what's going on. He mutters to himself about not owing Magneto anything anymore. Kitty asks who's Magneto and Toad tells them all about Magneto and his plan.
At the Xavier Mansion, the X-Kids are looking for Storm, but they find Mystique instead. Toad taunts Mystique's about being a loser. She roughs him up, as Kurt asks her what she's doing there. She tells them all that no one discards her, and she's planning on paying Magneto a visit. She tells them that they can go together, or she can go alone. Wolverine walks in and says she won't be alone. Mystique tells him that she knows Magneto and she's calling the shots. Wolverine tells her she can get her own ride. She agrees to go along. They take off in the new jet "XM-Velocity".
XM-Velocity flies across the surface of the moon. Wolverine tells them that there's no metal in the plane.
Kitty phases the kids out after Scott & Alex crash a jet to the ground. Mystique climbs out of the top and heads straight for Magneto. Wolverine releases the other X-Men from the stasis tubes and tells them to all gather at the X-Jet. Xavier sends Storm and Rogue to "ready the jet" as he and Jean try to free the brothers from the debris.
X-Kids take on the Brotherhood. Kurt drops the Blob, Kitty and Spyke take out Avalanche. Spyke slows down Quicksilver long enough for Rogue to absorb his speed. The brotherhood heads for the X-Jet, when they get to Storm and the block, Blob bulldozers his way through. Toad, Avalanche, and Blob head for the jet. Kit and Spyke show up dragging Quicksilver and Storm tells them to get onto the jet. Rogue runs up using Quicksilver's speed to tell Storm that Alex and Scott are still trapped and Wolverine is having trouble with Sabertooth.
The X-Jet comes back for Scott & Alex when they begin to run for it, but there are still too many tremors and falling debris and it can't get to them. Asteroid M begins to fall and Alex and Scott use their powers to blast it apart as it crashes towards them. They both collapse to the ground back to normal.
The X-Jet lands and Scott apologizes to everyone for the way he's been acting. Alex says so much for Havok, but at least I have my brother back. Xavier tells Alex that they'll help him with his powers if he wants and that they'll do it together, unified, as the X-Men.
Since then, Spyke's self-serving nature has gotten him into trouble. In one display of this attitude, Spyke was caught skipping a class by Dr. Henry McCoy, and the teacher benevolently asked him to memorize a passage from Shakespeare's Hamlet, in return for Evan not reporting that the teacher was having trouble controlling his temper. Soon thereafter, the teacher's latent mutant took control of him, turning him into a wild, raving beast. Through the efforts of Spyke and the other X-Men, they were able to help the teacher, bringing him in as one of them.
Eventually, Evan's lackadaisical attitude and perpetual lateness almost severed his membership in the X-Men, but he was able to prove himself when his aunt Ororo was being hunted by the Hungan from her old tribe in Africa and is now doing his best to control his attitude, as well as his mutation.
Evan was one of the mutants that Beast chose to take along with him on his retreat to the Great Redwood Forest of California, along with Iceman, Shadowcat, Wolfsbane, and Sunspot, all of whom were students with less-than-exceptional grades in their nature sciences class. When Beast was captured by Bigfoot trackers, the students helped to free him.
- Growing Pains
Bayville High's Girls' Soccer Team is in a game, with the winning goal being scored by Jean Grey. After the game, Jean is first congratulated by Scott Summers, who is bumped out of the way by Duncan Matthews, who then hugs Jean. Scott offers Jean a ride back to the Academy, but she tells him she is riding with Duncan. Evan was with Scott & Kitty but appears to have found his own way home.
Next day at school everyone is gathered in the gym for an assembly. Up in the bleachers, Kurt and Evan are sitting together and they send a paper airplane flying over the crowd. The new principal, Edward Kelly walks toward the podium. Lance uses his powers to shake the place up and make Kelly stumble. then another tremor that shakes loose the scoreboard over Kelly's head. The scoreboard just misses Kelly's head. Kelly laughs it off and gives a speech about everyone using their special gifts and talents to make it a great school year. He also says he wants everyone to show up to the pre-game rally for the girl's soccer team championship.
That night at the game rally, Kelly shows off the new school mascot the "Bayville Hawk", which shoots off fireworks. The game starts, but the Brotherhood shows up and stops the game. Lance makes the big announcement that they're mutants and have special powers. TV cameras catch all the action as he also announces that the X-Institute is also filled with mutants and names Scott and Jean personally.
Then the Brotherhood starts wrecking the stadium and harassing Kelly. The X-Kids take off to change into uniform. The Blob pulls over the new hawk mascot as the X-Kids hit the field. Cyclops blasts the hawk out of his hands and it flies into the gym causing a small explosion. Shadowcat destroys the TV cameras and tapes as Jean saves Kelly.
- Power Surge
At a school assembly, Jean wins the MVP Soccer Award. Everyone is cheering madly, except Rogue. Jean starts her acceptance speech, but she freaks out, knocking over the awards table and yelling. She makes a joke about losing her head since she broke the figure of her award and finishes her speech.
Downstairs everyone reconvenes, as crashes and explosions can be heard upstairs. They come up with a plan for Rogue to drain off some of the excess in Jean's mind as Scott tries to reach her consciousness. Back upstairs debris is flying everywhere. The X-Men try to take out some of the debris as Nightcrawler ports Rogue close to Jean where she's floating suspended in the middle of the maelstrom. Rogue is able to touch Jean, but then she's ripped loose and thrown around with everything else. Scott catches her and Kit holds her as he tries to talk to Jean. Jean is able to reign in her own power. Jean drops back down to the lab table.
- Bada-Bing Bada-Boom
Kurt stands there with a sappy look on his face until Evan shows up to tell him he's late for chemistry.
The X-Kids show up and a fight breaks out between them & the brotherhood, over stolen money. Tab's dad manages to get a hold of the money again during the ruckus and heads up to the roof. Tabitha follows him, but the roof begins to cave in on then, finally the whole roof gives way and they both fall. Kurt 'ports them to safety, but her dad knocks him down and tries to run with the money. Tab follows him, but they're both stopped outside by the police.
When a soft drink company sponsored a skateboarding tournament in Bayville, Spyke was one of the first to register. Unfortunately, a new friend touted his mutant status as protection from a gang, and Evan was forced to show his spikes to scare them off. Strangely, he couldn't retract them entirely, leaving a line of plates down his back after much effort. At the tournament, Spyke would have won, had he not been exposed as a mutant, and the judges had to rule on his eligibility. Unbeknownst to Evan, the company's new drink, Pow-R8, was toxic to mutants, and he drank some while waiting for the decision. His spikes went out of control, and the X-Men had to evacuate the bystanders. A group of mutants who had been trying to stop the release of Pow-R8, known as the Morlocks, grabbed Evan and took him to their underground lair. As Spyke recovered, they told him about Pow-R8's toxicity and their plans to stop the company, and Spyke agreed to help them. After destroying the supply of Pow-R8, Spyke decided to stay with the Morlocks, over Storm's protests, since his permanent spikes made him feel unwelcome in town.
Sometime later, Spyke emerged from the tunnels, leading a group of Morlocks to search for food. By this point, his mutation had stabilized into an apparently permanent carapace of bone, similar to a suit of armor. He was also able to charge up his spikes and fire them at targets. While looking for food, Spyke came into conflict with punks, Bayville students, and shopkeepers, all of whom expressed anti-mutant sentiments. Professor X sent Wolverine to calm Spyke down, but he refused, since he had no fancy technology or defenses with which to protect his new family. When Duncan Matthews and his crew got hold of a laser and tried to attack the Morlocks, Spyke fought them off while a TV camera recorded the incident. Then, new mutant Dorian Leech walked in front of a stray shot from Duncan, and Spyke threw himself in the path of the beam, taking the hit. Leech's powers activated, and Spyke's armor disappeared until Leech was removed from the scene. Storm begged Spyke to come back to the Institute, but he demurred and returned to the sewers to defend the Morlocks.
- Day of Recovery
Inside Area 51 Wolverine is being questioned by the military while the others are standing nearby in clear plastic cells. The Blob is still being cut free from the green stasis goo.
When the alarms go off the officer questioning Logan leaves to see what's going on and during the confusion, Spyke is able to pop a spike into Logan's restraint and free him. Wolverine returns the favor and as Spyke frees the others Wolverine takes on the remaining troops. Blob is able to break free from the goo and they round up all of the troops and get them contained.
Nightcrawler and Mystique arrive, though a little late, and they take off to meet up with the others
When more troops start closing on them, Mystique points the way for everyone to keep following as she gives an order to Lance. Security seals all exits, but they find Iceman & Shadowcat who are able to find a hatch that leads to the roof. Scott traps mystique down below and Avalanche goes after him, but Jean stops them. Storm shows up and they all escape.
Back at the lookout, the X-Men talk over the loss of the Institute and Xavier. Kitty's upset because they can't return home or, to school. Scott is upset that he didn't get the info about Xavier's location from Mystique, but Logan tells him that they'll find him on their own.
Ororo tells them all that they have a new world to deal with now, one that fears them and that somehow they have to find a way to teach them that they are the good guys before it's too late.
- The Stuff of Heros
The rest of the X-kids are hiding out in a cave. Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Iceman rig up a tiny handheld TV so that everyone can watch the hearings. Rogue and Logan come flying into the cave with the military right behind them.
Logan wants to fight, but Cyclops stops him. He has Iceman ice up the cave entrance as they argue about what to do. Logan says that the military is now the enemy, they have to fight. Cyclops says that they're not and that the X-Men are supposed to be heroes. Wolverine finally says that if Cyclops wants to take charge, then they're on their own and he takes off. The X-Kids disable the choppers without hurting anyone and take off in the X-Jet.
The kids pick up coverage of the hearings on the jet and find out that Juggernaut is on the loose.
The X-Men finally arrive at the dam and go head to head with Juggernaut. Spyke topples a huge generator while Juggernaut is on top and as he slides down the dam. Juggernaut busts his way out of the dam wall Shadowcat trapped him in. Cyclops blasts him full force with his beams and knocks the helmet off of his head. But he himself gets caught. All three of the boys rush him and try to help, Juggernaut swats them all off.
Juggernaut loses hold of Cyclops and Nightcrawler ports him to safety as Rogue continues to absorb his powers. Finally, the two of them collapse. They go head to head, but Juggernaut can't touch Rogue. She lifts him up over her head and throws him from the top of the dam. In mid-flight, Iceman freezes him into a huge block of Ice. Then they lose track of him.
The X-Men find Xavier locked up in Juggernaut's holding tank. Later, the President gives a speech saying that the X-Men have been cleared of all charges and that the real villain behind the Sentinel fiasco, Bolivar Trask, has been jailed. He says that everyone should be more open-minded about mutants and that from now on they should be free of any prosecution.
Xavier mentally wakes up the rest of the X-kids and calls the older kids into a meeting. All of the students are now crowded into a few rooms in the sub floors. At the meeting, Xavier tells them that they're going to be allowed back to school for one day as long as they do not use their powers. That night the school board is holding a meeting to vote on whether or not to ban mutants from the schools permanently.
Kitty tells him that she's afraid to go back, that they don't fit in there anymore. Xavier tells her that they now have a chance to go back and be appreciated for everything they are. They see the morning paper calling mutants monsters and Spyke gets angry. Nightcrawler starts reading the article and realizes that his identity is still "unknown". Scott tells him that it's only a matter of time before everyone realizes who he really is since he lives at the Institute. Xavier tells them all that it's an opportunity for them to set an example and he wants them all to be at the meeting that night.
At school the rest of the students gawk and taunt the X-Men as they file into school. Scott tells Evan to keep his cool.
The Brotherhood and Duncan team up and start a fight with the other X-kids in the parking lot outside. Scott tells the others that they are not to use their power, no matter what. So the X-kids take a beating and do their best to get out of harm's way. Lance starts to bring down the entire auditorium.
The Brotherhood steps it up a notch and the X-Men are finally forced to use their powers to save the innocent bystanders. Kurt finally steps in to help and when the X-Men regroup the Brotherhood runs off. The X-Men stand in front of the auditorium and look sadly at the destroyed parking lot.
Next morning, Xavier calls everyone to another meeting. Logan asked if they are on their way to a funeral as everyone walks by with sad faces. He tells them that the board voted to allow them back into school. The kids aren't too happy about going back, but Xavier tells them that it's not only an honor for them to be taking the first step in this "new world", but it's also their responsibility for the mutants yet to come. He tells them how proud he is of them, and that no matter what, the X-Men will endure.
- The Stuff of Villains
Adjusting to public's negative opinion of mutants, Evan is surprised when a kid attempts to befriend him. However, it turns out that he was just using Evan to fight his battles for him. Evan tries to leave but the bullies won't let him. Rogue comes in to stand up for him and she is shoved. Evan then lets his spikes out and the bullies run away. Rogue quickly tells him to retract them, but he has trouble, indicating the first sign of the change in his powers. He does manage to retract them after exerting more effort than he does normally.
Acting as The Morlocks leader, he protected them and any other mutants from hate crimes in Bayville. After the hate group was arrested, Spyke returned to the sewers. He later helped stop Apocalypse from turning the world into mutants and helped free his Aunt from the mental hold Apocalypse held over her.
However, when Apocalypse rose, Spyke agreed to join the X-Men and other mutants to destroy Nur's pyramids and was sent to China, where he and the others battled Storm, who had been converted into a Horseman. When Apocalypse was defeated and Storm released from his control, Spyke and his aunt had a teary reunion.
It is left unknown what becomes of Spyke in The Future as he's last seen in a group photo with the future X-Men, the New Mutants and their unaffiliated allies. In this photo, he is wearing the bottom half of his X-Men uniform, which may mean he has finally returned to the X-Men.
- Production Art - Evan Daniels
- Evan's spot was originally going to be filled by Bobby Drake, but Evan was created as Storm's nephew to allow for a more diverse cast.
- When Spyke is wearing his X-Men costume, any holes created by his spikes are immediately patched up.
- Spyke has no dialogue throughout the whole episode of Growing Pains. 
- For Christmas Evan, Storm, and his parents have a snowball fight.
- Though Spyke, Jean, Multiple, Berzerker, Wolfsbane and Sunspot appear in Joyride, they have no lines. 
- Despite having important roles, Nightcrawler and Spyke have no lines in Mindbender. 
- Rogue, Wolverine, Blob, Beast and Spyke were all captures by the military. 
- Kitty Pryde, Jean Grey, and Evan Daniels were all identified on the news in Day of Recovery. 
- At the end of X-Treme Measures, Spyke departs from the X-Men and joins the Morlocks. 
- States he can't retract his spikes and asks what is happening to him - a sign of his further mutation. 
- Uprising marks the final appearance of The Morlocks, Duncan Matthews, and Evan Daniels. 
- Spyke returns in Uprising, and his powers have grown. 
- Spyke has further mutated. Boney plates now cover his arms and chest and he now has the ability to shoot flaming spikes. 
- Evan's last appearance until Uprising, and the series finale. 
- Boom Boom, Wolfsbane, Spyke and Jubilee all return to the X-men. 
- Evan is always drinking milk, trying to get calcium for his rapid mutation bone growth.    
- Jean Grey was the first character to loose control of her powers in the series.  Hank Mc'Coy was the second,  then Wanda Maximoff was next  with Evan Daniels being the fourth,  and fianlly Rogue was the fifth and final character. 
- While it's said that Spyke's primary ability is a self-replicating exoskeleton, the fact that every time he uses his powers, the bones produced emerge from within his body, meaning that it should be a self-replicating endoskeleton instead of an exoskeleton. The exoskeleton comes after his mutation progresses.
- A Q&A with Greg Johnson reveals that, despite rumors, Spyke was not written out of the reoccurring cast in Season 3 for being unpopular. Truthfully, he was well liked by the younger (and biggest portion) of the show's audience, with only the older viewers disliking his character. His hiatus was intended to give new aspects to his character with his joining the Morlocks and becoming a mutant-protector against hate-crime.
- Spyke's powers are very similar to those of the character, Marrow, a pre-existing female Morlock in the X-comics.
|X Impulse||X Impulse||Rogue Recruit||Mutant Crush||Speed & Spyke||Middleverse||Turn of the Rogue|
|Spykecam||Survival of the Fittest||Shadowed Past||Grim Reminder||The Cauldron I||The Cauldron II|
|Growing Pains||Power Surge||Bada-Bing Bada-Boom||Fun and Games||The Beast of Bayville||Adrift||On Angel's Wings||African Storm||Joyride|
|Walk on the Wild Side||Operation: Rebirth||Mindbender||Shadow Dance||Retreat||The Hex Factor||Day of Reckoning I||Day of Reckoning II|
|Day of Recovery||The Stuff of Heroes||Mainstream||The Stuff of Villains||Blind Alley||X-Treme Measures|| The Toad, the Witch, |
and the Wardrobe
|Self Possessed||Under Lock and Key||Cruise Control||X23||Dark Horizon I||Dark Horizon II|
|Impact||No Good Deed||Target X||Sins of the Son||Uprising||Cajun Spice||Ghost of a Chance||Ascension I||Ascension II|