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You just had to follow me here, didn't you?
- Spade confronting Torque & Team Lilac in Shang Mu

Spade is the Arch Rival of Lilac & Carol and a high-ranking member of the Red Scarves, an underground guild of Thieves & Assassins. He is also the younger half-brother of Prince Dail, who enlisted his help in stealing the Kingdom Stone in order to flush out their Father's Killer.

Appearance

Spade is a white and black Panda with green eyes and messy hair.

In Freedom Planet, Spade wear a black sleeveless shirt, brown jeans, black shoes, black biker gloves and an oval belt with a buckle shaped like his namesake. In Freedom Planet 2, he wears a black jacket, white jeans and his ears are colored black and red.

For both outfits, Spade wears a pair of red sunglasses and a Red Scarf, which is also a symbol of his status as a member of the Red Scarves.

Personality

Spade is rude and a smart-aleck who unwilling to listen to words or reason, such as when Lilac tried to tell him of Lord Brevon's involvement in his father's murder. He also holds grudges, as seen in the way he treats Lilac and Carol after they left the Red Scarves, seeing them as traitors. Spade can also be cold and vengeful, but in Freedom Planet 2, he appears to have becomes a bit more charming.

Relationships

Sash Lilac

Lilac once fought alongside Spade back when she and Carol were part of the Red Scarves. But when he started to cross "certain lines" (possibly murder), the girls broke from the Scarves' ranks. Since then, Spade sees Lilac as a traitor and hasn't forgiven her for deserting him, and the two had inevitably became sworn rivals. While Carol and co. call her Lilac after she decides to call herself by her last name, Spade would still call her Sash, although he didn't in the game.

Dail

Spade is the younger half-brother of Prince Dail, who hired him to steal the Kingdom Stone in order to find their father's killer (which, ironically, turns out to be Lord Brevon). Details of their relationship and history are currently unknown. In one point in the story, Torque asked Carol if Spade is was also a prince since he was Dail's brother. Carol stated that he could be, though he never talked about it.

King of Shuigang

Spade's father was the King of Shuigang, though no details of their relationship are told. However, when he learned that his father was murdered, Spade seemed to have taken it personally and was determined to find the killer, even going to the extreme and stealing the Kingdom Stone.

Powers and Abilities

Smart move!
- Spade's beta character select quote
  • Enhanced Strength: Spade is strong enough for his Card-based attack to damage enemies.
  • Enhanced Durability: Spade is able to adapt to any environment in any situation whenever he's doing a job for an employer.
  • Enhanced Endurance: Spade is able to endure strong attacks, including Lilac's Dragon Boost, Carol's Wild Claw, and even Milla's Super Shield Burst.
  • Enhanced Agility: Spade is dodgy and moves very fast with his Flash Jumps to avoid being hit. Despite this, he apparently isn't able to attack Lilac when she's standing on the ledge during their fight in Sky Battalion.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Spade is able to quickly change where he should attack, based on the movement of the player.
  • Enhanced Thievery: Being trained by the Red Scarves, he is able to steal many items the without much difficulty, including the Kingdom Stone.

Abilities

  • Martial Arts: Spade was trained by the Red Scarves, giving him powerful fighting skills, making him one of the most dangerous mercenaries in the Scarves' rankings.
  • Air Dashing: Spade is able to dash in the air twice in a row, enabling him to avoid enemy attacks and catch his opponents off guard.
  • Flash Step: By using his Flash Jump ability, Spade moves fast enough to avoid enemies attacks and even leave afterimages of himself.
  • Card Manipulation: Spade's weapon is a Deck of Cards, possibly full of Cards of his namesake.
    • Card Attacks: Spade attacks his opponents by throwing his Cards at them.
    • Card Powers: During an attack, Spade is able to charge his Cards with energy, enabling them to damage enemies on contact.

Trivia

  • In the demo where he was playable, he had a unique move to use each of the card suits to make the card attack stronger but for one use only until the suit power was fully recharged.
    • This was only seen when he was a Cavy.
  • Also in the demo, he was able to Flash Jump a lot more than twice whenever he was in water.
    • This was only seen when he was originally a Cavy, it's unknown if he still does this now.
  • After the Boss Fight in Sky Battalion, there is sometimes a minor glitch that will transform Spade's color palette into a warped, negative color variation. 
  • In the Demo, during the Robopanther Boss Fight, Spade is the only character which Milla and Torque does not appear to assist. 
  • Spade is one of two characters to use a swear word, the other being Carol.
    • Between those two, Spade's dialogue with the contained word is the only one that made it into the final release (albeit partially censored). However, this character's dialogue is considered non-canon, and is only heard during a Blooper in Freedom Planet's Adventure mode.

Videos

Beta Demo where Spade was made playable

Spade vs Brevon

References

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