|Real Name:||Evan Daniels|
|Age:||15 - 18|
|Originally From:||New York, New York, USA|
|Relatives:||Mom and Dad |
Ororo Munroe (Aunt)
Bayville High School
|Hair color:||Light Blonde|
|Powers:||Self-Replicating Exoskeleton |
|First Appearance:||Speed & Spyke|
|Voiced 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 5'7 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 consists of a plain white tank top with tan shorts.
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.
- 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; bony 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 McCoy was the second,  then Wanda Maximoff was next  with Evan Daniels being the fourth,  and finally 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|
- Appeared but had no lines.