Spike in the TV series
|First Book Appearance||Battle for the Park|
|First TV Appearance||Comings and Goings|
|Voiced by|| Ron Moody (UK) |
Martin Semmelrogge (Germany)
Henrik Mestad (Norway)
Spike is a brown rat who appears in the books and the TV series. He is one of Bully’s closest allies and the spy of the plague of brown rats who infiltrates the Farthing Wood Animals. In the books he is very vicious and threatening, killing Mossy during the final battle to take over the park, before being killed by Adder. In the TV series, he has what he calls a "kindly disposition" and, while initially only spying on the Farthing Wood Animals, strikes up a friendship with Toad and switches sides, saving Toad from Bully during the final battle, before permanently joining the Farthing Wood creatures.
Spike is one of the more senior rats of the plague and one of Bully’s lieutenants. Although he sometimes doubts Bully's confidence that the rats can take over the park, he always shows loyalty towards him and does as he is ordered. Spike is one of the rats that grabs Adder when they ambush him and is also one of the hunting party that kills Sinuous later on. During the final battle Spike kills Mossy after he surfaces from one of his tunnels, but he is later killed by Adder as revenge for the death of Sinuous.