Oh, yay! Someone added a Pike thread! All these appreciation threads for characters that were only in a few panels, and one of the original Wolfriders didn't have his own thread. :P
I feel that fans (including myself) are often drawn to characters that they probably wouldn't like if they were in real life - I mean, how much drama can one take, day to day? ;) A good (interesting) character doesn't always make a good friend.
However, I feel that Pike would make an excellent friend in real life. Easy to be around, accepting, fun-loving, silly and serious as need be, loyal, uncomplaining. He is one of the under-appreciated characters of EQ.
Pike riding Tiptail, penciled and inked versions: