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Spike and Shale by Noratcat Spike and Shale by Noratcat
Another MLP oc of mine drawn by the wonderful :iconintelligent-zombie:

This is Shale, Spike's long lost brother. Now I know the whole long lost sibling thing has been done to death, but I rather like this scenario. Here is the story. When Spike and Shale's eggs were being delivered to Canterlot, Shale's egg got lost along the way. However his egg wasn't destroyed, and instead wound up in the Diamond Dog's territory. His egg was found by a female diamond dog who had recently given birth to three pups, although one was stillborn. she discovered Shale's egg caught in-between some river rocks. Her maternal instinct took over and she brought the egg back. At first, her mate protested against it (and nearly mistook Shale's egg for dinner), but the mother won their argument and she cared for the egg. At first, the tribe was alarmed that a dragon hatched from the egg and nearly made her get rid of it. Yet the female's maternal instincts won out again, and Shale was adopted into the tribe

Years passed and Shale grew, learning the ways of the Diamond Dogs and hanging out with his adoptive siblings. He was told about how he was a dragon and a small part of him wondered about his kind. Yet he was happy with his adoptive family and simply viewed that his biological parents abandoned him. He often clashed with the Alpha diamond dog Rover, mostly out of a desire to become the Alpha male himself. In fact, after one such fight, Shale and his adoptive brothers went hunting. Little did he know, while he was gone, a dragon had paid a visit to their tunnels; and that dragon was his brother Spike.

As you can see above, Shale and Spike eventually meet one another.

Shale is a more serious in comparison to his brother and bit more mature to boot. Often he has a cynical attitude to certain things, mostly nonsense or silly things. However, he does like to rough house, especially with his adoptive brothers. One thing that stands out about his personality is that he is extremely loyal to his family. When he and Spike meet at last, they form a strong bond. Although he does find it a bit humiliating that his brother is a "pony pet". Living with canines, Shale has picked up a lot of their traits, mostly barking, growling, sniffing other's butts, chasing his tail, hating baths, digging in the dirt, and chasing cats and squirrels. Like his brother, he has a fondness for gems, but not for eating; for collecting.

Long bio and I probably missed a lot of things I could have added, but this is all I could think of.

"Hey bro? that's a nice gem you got."
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
That guy's user page is no longer active.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
She switched profiles. Here is her new one necronomikat.deviantart.com/
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ChickenCakes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty good character. Whether or not he's a 'long lost brother' character. This is probably the only long lost brother character I actually like.
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Artificial-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I love the contrast between a dragon raised by ponies and another raised by Diamond Dogs, that should be interesting.
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
It's not that interesting.
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:iconcerin1987:
Cerin1987 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
he really does need a bath
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RustyPete12 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Writer
When did Spike get an evil twin?!
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PawAssassin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artist
So shale is like a dog?
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
more or less.
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Kerriecat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
diamond dragon? lol
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I think that's a good name
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:iconkerriecat:
Kerriecat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thanks since i like the diamond dogs diamond dragon sounds pretty awesome too :p
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Well I'm glad.
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srbarker Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. :D Can I use Shale in my headcanon?
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Sure go right ahead. What's your plan for him?
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:iconsrbarker:
srbarker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was kinda thinking about shipping him with Ruby Pinch (or Berry Pinch, whichever name you prefer.)
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Oh, well in that case, the way to Shale's heart is either through gems or his stomach. Gems and food are two of his favorite things.
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TickleTron2000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Oh, he was raised by Diamond Dogs. That's why I immediately thought of Gollum.
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You are not the first.
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Roman-Sheep Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Nice oc, and rather believable despite the 'Mary-Sue' origin. Good job.

I always find it rather amusing to take a Mary-Sue idea and try to make it something believable.
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Aww dang it. I was hoping he wasn't a mary sue.

Well I'm glad you think Shale is a good idea. :)
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Roman-Sheep Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
A very good idea! It's hard to make a believable oc with a Mary Sue idea. You did a very good job and I think you should be very proud of yourself and your oc!
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Demigod-Spike Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hes so cute!!!
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconstarryoak:
StarryOak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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StarryOak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
headcanoned
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I'm glad you like. It kind of makes me feel like my ideas are good.
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Kiryu2012 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Okay, I have to admit I believe Spike needs to take a page from Shale in terms of badassery. Been looking at this pic while listening to this: [link]
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MrTheRev007 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I'd like to think that this is like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Two sides of him; one that just wants friends and one that wants whatever he desires. O_O FANFIC IDEA!!
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
In time, in time. but that sounds good.
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InvaderScuzz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you should do a fan fic with this character, who cares if it's been done to death. it's a good idea.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
thanks.
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Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is my desktop wallpaper :D
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
glad you like.
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Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: I do

I might have missed something but... does Shale know he has the ability to eat gems?
I know he collects them, but did he ever try to taste one :D
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I think he does, but he would rather eat meat.
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:icondartpaw86:
Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
There was an incident involving FLuttershy's animals
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:icondartpaw86:
Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Uh oh...

Just curious, do you have fan-fiction about Shale or just this?
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
just this
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Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shale is so cute! :heart:
Spike is where he belongs and Shale is where he belongs.
Yet despite from two different worlds they still get along as brothers. That is strong and deep :salute: awesome story!
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
My thoughts exactly
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:icondartpaw86:
Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I'm suprised people like this idea
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:icondartpaw86:
Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's an awesome idea!
I mean people love Spike so it's only natural that the idea of a long lost brother would be popular.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I hope my Big Mac and Trixie pairing idea would be popular. Although I think Shale has potential. Just imagine if his egg wasn't lost. Twilight would have two assistants.
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:icondartpaw86:
Dartpaw86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that would be a cute idea :)
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:iconnoratcat:
Noratcat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
He would be the more level headed mature one of them
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6xydragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
of course it is a good idea it has cutness and vicous in it at the same time
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnotbadplz:... i like this.. i really do!
Great idea! Original yet, it fits in so nicely!
:iconiapproveplz:
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