Pike was raised in the city of Westruun by her great-great-grandfather Wilhand Trickfoot, who had redeemed their family of thieves by becoming a follower of Sarenrae. She joined Vox Machina to help them find her missing friend Grog. During a fight, Pike's body was cut in half, and after her resurrection her black hair turned to white.
During her time with Vox Machina, Pike acquired the Plate of the Dawnmartyr to aid in the fight against the Chroma Conclave. She spent some time away from the group to aid in the reconstruction of a new temple of Sarenrae in Vasselheim and the fortification of Whitestone. Pike also performed many successful resurrections of members of Vox Machina.
"Pike grew up in the outskirts of town, near the Bramblewood. Her ancestors were a family of deep gnomes with quite an unfavorable reputation. Thievery, destruction, and trickery left them with the curse of the last name of Trickfoot.
Sarenrae, the goddess of healing and redemption, had other plans for Pike's great-great-grandfather Wilhand, who left his family at a young age after a dream—a dream that changed the course of the Trickfoot family. Wilhand devoted his life to Sarenrae, and pledged from then on that he and his family would live a life of service and devotion.
As a child, Pike seemed to have an affinity to heal. Whether it was animals, people, or even flowers, she felt she had a purpose in making things whole that had once been broken. She studied and learned the ways to heal through divine magic. She lived a peaceful life, quiet and simple, until one day, Wilhand was captured and almost killed by a group of goliath barbarians. One of the goliaths took a stand against the murder of the innocent gnome, and he himself was beaten, bloodied, and left for dead, abandoned by his herd.
Wilhand went to Pike for help. She prayed, and healed this barbarian as best she could, bringing him back to life. When he awoke, she discovered his name was Grog Strongjaw. After that, they were the best of friends—a rather unlikely pair. Little did she know that in a few years time, Grog would soon return the favor and bring her back from the clutches of death.
After being killed in battle, Pike felt angry. She wanted to be stronger, so that it would never happen again. She spent four months at sea, training with the men and women aboard a ship called The Broken Howl. Gripping her holy symbol in one hand, and her morningstar in the other, this time, Pike is ready."
Pike, being a deep gnome, is small in stature but average for a gnome. Her skintone has been described as light, but she appeared in various official media with a tan skintone. Pike's hair was originally black with a purple streak. After her first death and resurrection, her hair turned white. She keeps it wrapped up in braids and occasionally buns. She also has a scar that runs down her left eye and (presumably) a scar across her lower torso from being bisected by a glabrezu.
Pike wears plate armor in the blue and silver colors of her goddess, and a symbol of Sarenrae around her neck that she uses as a spellcasting focus.
Pike, being a cleric, is very faithful to her goddess, Sarenrae.
Ever since was brought back to life, she has been dealing with feelings of frustration, guilt, and anger. Despite being kind and welcoming, she has shown a more violent side, as shown when she killed an unconscious duergar in the Emberhold fortress. She enjoys fighting and feeling powerful, leaning into her nickname of "Monstah".
Nevertheless, Pike is very compassionated cares very deeply for all of her party members, often going out of her way to ensure nobody falls unconscious or dies in battle. She often feels like she has to put on a brave face for everyone just so they do not worry about her. Pike spent a lot of time away from the party to focus on helping people, be it by rebuilding a temple, taking care of refugees, or helping ward a city against enemies. She also performed several Resurrection rituals, and has brought back almost every member of Vox Machina to life at least once, with the exception of Keyleth.
Before Campaign One
Pike is descended from a family of deep gnomes that used to be brigands and thieves before Wilhand, her great-great-grandfather, became a devout follower of Sarenrae. The rest of the family followed in his footsteps, Pike included. Pike was a childhood friend and companion of Grog, after saving him from the brink of death when he protected Wilhand from the Herd of Storms.
When Grog became a victim of a necromantic mage's ritual to achieve lichdom, Vox Machina traveled to Westruun, and found Pike while looking for him. Pike told them that he had been acting strangely and was headed towards Gatshadow Mountain. Pike joined the group to help them find her friend.
"The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) & Other Pre-Stream Events
Pike purposely injured Vax when she found out he had been a "peeping tom" by stepping on his foot. She dealt one nonlethal damage.
Pike died in battle against a glabrezu named Juurezel. Juurezel picked her up in its pincer-like hand and cut her in half, dealing enough damage to kill her. Fortunately, the group was in Emon and very close to a temple with well-trained clerics, which increased their chances of resurrecting the gnome. After the battle, the group took Pike to the temple to perform a resurrection ritual with the aid of Father Tristan. The challenge of the ritual required various contributions from the group, and they offered three tears from different women, a figure of Pike that Scanlan carved two months before, and a kiss from Scanlan on Pike's brow. It was Scanlan's kiss that pushed the ritual over the edge of success, bringing Pike back to life. Her originally black hair—with purple streak—turned white as a result.
After her resurrection, Pike trained and built up enough strength to wear plate armor in an effort to avoid falling in battle again. The added protection is counterbalanced by its noise while Pike moves, significantly diminishing her stealthiness—sometimes comically so.
"The Throne Room" (1x07)
While in the Underdark, Vox Machina made their way to the throne room of the Emberhold, eliminating the guards blocking their path. A single guard survived the attack, but was knocked out. Lying unconscious on the floor, he didn't pose any immediate danger; nevertheless, Pike slit his throat to make sure he didn't come after them.
"Glass and Bone" (1x08)
Some time after the escape from Emberhold, Pike noticed a crack on her holy symbol of Sarenrae. She suspected that it was her god's punishment for killing the unarmed duergar.
Back in Emon, Pike spent several days in the temple of Sarenrae to ask for her forgiveness, and reconciled with her goddess.
"Enter Vasselheim" (1x16)
Vox Machina travelled to Vasselheim, where Pike got word that the ruins of a temple to Sarenrae had recently been discovered in the city's Braving Grounds District. Pike felt that she had to stay to help restore the temple, and said a tearful farewell to the rest of Vox Machina, promising to come back whenever she could.
"Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22)
Pike, along with other followers of Sarenrae, made substantial progress rebuilding the temple. However, the group still had a few months of work remaining when they realized that the tower once built over the temple was cursed, canceling and consuming all the work that they put into the restoration process. To get rid of the curse, they hired a high priest of the Raven Queen. He promised to be done within a week, but until then, Pike had some time to herself. She joined Vox Machina in their journey to Pyrah, assisting Keyleth in her Aramenté.
After completing that task, they returned to Vasselheim, where during their absence the curse had been lifted. The worshipers of Sarenrae welcomed her back into the half-rebuilt temple, where she remained as Vox Machina continued on.
While Vox Machina was in Whitestone to face the Briarwoods, Pike suddenly appeared to fight with them. Sarenrae granted her an astral projection, a glowing form warm to the touch but not entirely solid. With no time to explain, she jumped into a horde of skeletons, angelic wings shooting from her back for a split-second. They flapped once then dispersed into feathers. She later landed the final blow on a giant, disintegrating him with divine energy.
When the fight was over, Pike explained that while working on the temple in Vasselheim, she had felt a heaviness and received visions, as well as a letter from Allura Vysoren explaining the situation. She knew that Vox Machina was in a very dark place and prayed for Sarenrae to send her to her friends. Keyleth asked her to check on Percy, who admitted that if Pike wasn't there, he would lie and say he was fine. Pike said that most of the visions she had were about him. She learned of the black smoke that recently began engulfing Percy, and of his violent outbursts of revenge. Pike cast Greater Restoration on him, managing to clear off some of the corruption.
Later, Pike found out that her avatar had incredible strength when she managed to push a giant statue to clear a path through some rubble. She also tried cutting her hand, and found out that this form didn't shed any blood.
As the group entered Whitestone Castle, Pike remarked that she felt a great evil here, before her form began to flicker and shake. She only had time to tell the others that something was willing her away before her avatar vanished.
"Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34)
Shortly after the group rescued Cassandra de Rolo, the symbol of Sarenrae in Vax'ildan's glove began to glow, and Pike's avatar manifested itself again. During the fight against the Briarwoods on top of the underground Ziggurat, Pike raised her shield to reflect Keyleth's Sunbeam towards Sylas Briarwood, destroying him with holy sunlight.
"Dangerous Dealings" (1x42)
After the attack of the Chroma Conclave on Emon, Vox Machina teleported several refugees to Whitestone. Pike stayed there to help treat the wounded while the rest of the party left to find allies.
"Into the Frostweald" (1x48)
Using the Gate stone, Pike joined the group nearby Westruun, her hometown. Grog gave her his Gauntlets of Ogre Power. Scanlan told her about Craven Edge, Grog's new sword taken from Sylas Briarwood's sword. Scanlan shared his concerns, telling Pike that the sword was speaking to Grog and was up to no good.
"Best Laid Plans..." (1x50)
After obtaining information from Kamaljiori, Vox Machina took a moment to rest outside. Grog was distraught, having accidentally impaled Pike with his sword during combat, but she assured him that she knew he didn't mean to, turning down a healing potion that he offered her. Soon after, Craven Edge asked Grog to be fed more blood, and when he couldn't provide it, it absorbed Grog's soul, killing him. Pike quickly cast Revivify to bring him back, and the ritual was successful, but Grog remained tied to the sword.
Pike then approached Craven Edge and cast Greater Restoration. She had a vision of an individual clamoring for power, attention and wealth, flashes of a deal, a punishment, and a remnant of their soul bound to a blade with eternal hunger. Seeing the dark thread connecting the sword to Grog, she reached out and snapped it, breaking the bond. The sword was then Banished by Keyleth.
"At Dawn, We Plan!" (1x53)
After bringing the boy home, Vox Machina headed to the home of Wilhand Trickfoot, Pike's great-great-grandfather. After breaking down the barricaded door, they found him hiding beneath the caved-in floor. Pike was very happy to see him safe. After seeing Scanlan summon his mansion, Wilhand was impressed and reminded Pike that she was of marrying age. Pike also went to her room to find a necklace she had left there.
After the party had gathered together, Scanlan took the opportunity to propose to Pike. She was startled, and Scanlan told her that she didn't have to answer immediately. Pulling him aside, Pike admitted that she read the letter he had given her before, to open only if he died. She promised to do everything he asked in the letter. Both of them were a bit confused over what to do about their relationship, Pike joking that maybe they should just sleep together. However, she told Scanlan that while she did love him, she had feelings for someone else. She kissed his cheek and bid him goodnight.
It was revealed in "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) that the person Pike had feelings for was Percy.
After Umbrasyl had been defeated, Pike and Scanlan adressed the people of Westruun. Pike presented their options: go to Kymal as refugees, where many of the townspeople already are, or stay in Westruun, where the dragon's gold can help build underground shelters. The people decided to rebuild, and Pike, Scanlan and Kerrek traveled to Kymal to share the news with the refugees who had escaped there.
Later, Pike took Vax'ildan aside, telling him she knew he was avoiding her. Vax'ildan admitted that he had decided that the next time he saw her, he was going to ask to join her in service to Sarenrae, but that he had to make a deal with the Raven Queen to save his sister in the Sunken Tomb. Seeing Pike, after losing his dream of following her, was too painful a reminder of everything he's lost. Pike told him he wasn't lost, but that if the Raven Queen hurt him or didn't change him for the better, she would have her to answer to. 
Pike, along with Keyleth and Vex'ahlia, accompanied Vax to Raven's Crest, the Raven Queen's temple in Vasselheim. After he communed with the goddess of death, Vax asked Pike if she spoke to Sarenrae. Pike said she did, but reminded him that as mortals, they could never entirely understand their gods.
While getting ready for a dinner party in Whitestone, Vex and Keyleth talked to Pike about Scanlan's proposal. She admitted to them that she had had feelings for someone else for a while, and still didn't know exactly how she felt about Scanlan.
"A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58)
While Vox Machina prepared to leave on the search for more Vestiges, Allura asked Pike to stay in Whitestone to help ward the city against magical intrusions and blanket it in illusion. She also planned to build a temple to Sarenrae there.
Before the rest of the group left, Keyleth and Pike took a walk together to discuss their confusing love lives, and Pike's relationship with Sarenrae. Scanlan eventually joined them, prompting Keyleth to leave the gnomes together. Scanlan brought up his earlier marriage proposal to Pike, and declared that he was rescinding it, saying that he realized he wanted to get to know Pike as a person, not as an object of adoration. They agreed to be friends. Scanlan told Pike that if she loved someone, she should tell them and not hide it. Pike thanked him for the advice.
Percy sat with Pike for a moment to say goodbye. He handed her a letter listing every terrible thing going on in the city right, some people that that could help her, ten nice things to see in the city, and his ten favorite books in the library, in case she got bored. In return, she gave him the necklace she retrieved in her great-great-grandfather's home, hanging it around his neck and asking that he do not remove it.
"The Echo Tree" (1x63)
Pike appeared with her astral form to aid the group while they were in the Feywild.
Vox Machina arrived in Whitestone with Percy's dead body and Pike set up a resurrection ritual for him in her half-built temple of Sarenrae. She reached out to her goddess for help, and the ritual was a success. Later, while Vex read a goodbye letter to the group that he found in Percy's coat, Pike couldn't hear a word of it in her state.
During the fight against Vorugal, Pike successfully cast Divine Intervention. Sarenrae's hand came down from above and punched the dragon out of the sky, knocking him to the ground. Pike went unconscious twice in the fight, but pulled through due to Grog feeding her a potion of health.
Immediately after Thordak was vanquished, Vox Machina attempted to take down the green dragon Raishan. However, she quickly overpowered them, and Scanlan and Vex lost their lives. Pike successfully cast Revivify on both of them, and the group immediately gave chase to Raishan.
"The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83)
Vox Machina tracked down Raishan to finally take her down. During the battle, Pike was hit with a Disintegrate spell, but revived immediately by the Plate of the Dawnmartyr. However, Raishan Pike killed both Scanlan and Percy. Pike managed to bring back Percy, but her attempted Revivify on Scanlan failed.
"Loose Ends" (1x84)
After reaching Whitestone, Pike began preparing a resurection ritual for Scanlan. Once Kaylie, his daughter, had arrived, Pike attempted to revive him. During the ritual, she gave Scanlan a doll that he had gifted her previously and recited a poem. With the help of the others, the ritual was a success, altough Scanlan remained asleep. Scanlan was brought up to his room, and Pike stayed by his side with Grog standing guard at the door.
Percy and Kerrek came up to the room with alcohol for everyone. Pike and Percy decided to lpay a prank on Scanlan, they dressed him in one of Pike's nightgowns and smeared pudding on him and all over the room, and Kerrek helped them tie his hands with a scarf. They then left his to rest and go attend to other business for the day.
"A Bard's Lament" (1x85)
The party returned to Whitestone Castle just in time to see Scanlan wake up. When Scanlan woke up after his resurrection and yelled at everyone for not knowing him or his story, Pike stayed silent through the whole intercation, silently shaking her fist in the corner of the room. After Scanlan left the room, having decided to break off from the party, the others asked Pike how she was doing. She brushed off the others' concern, repeating that Scanlan made his own decision, and that did what he needed to do for himself at the moment. She reassured Vax'ildan, hoping that Scanlan would come back, and they left to get a drink together.
"Daring Days" (1x86)
Pike left for Emon with Allura and Keeper Yennen to help deal with the aftermath of Thordak's occupation of the city.
"Curious Tides" (1x89)
While the rest of the group was in Vesrah, Vax'ildan died in a battle against a kraken. The group sent a plea to Pike, who rushed to a temple of Sarenrae. Her astral form appeared in a crack of thunder among Vox Machina shortly after, and her resurection ritual was a success.
Pike was then introduced to Taryon Darrington, the newest addition to the group. Tary was delighted to have someone to practice his gnomish with, saying he hadn't had a chance to practice since his family's estate was visited by a gnome in a traveling troupe some years ago.The gnome had left in a hurry after an incident with his father's handmaiden. Pike remarked that this gnome sounded like somebody that she "would love tremendously." Noticing that Tary had not made an effort to learn the names of the members of the party, she approached Tary's automaton servant, Doty, and asked him to draw pictures of each member of the party.
The next day, Pike pulled Tary aside and went through the drawings one by one, teaching him each name and having him write them down. She caused Tary to learn about the relationships between Vex and Percy, and between Keyleth and Vax, as Doty had drawn them all as he found them in bed. Pike berated Tary for not knowing their names yet, and made him promise to study his flash cards every day. She threatened him into compliance by convincing him that she would always be watching him.
Pike's astral form faded slowly after, but the group arrived in Emon shortly after, and the group was reunited in person for a short time before they left on another errand.
"Jugs and Rods" (1x94)
Pike met up with Vox Machina again in Whitestone after their trip to the Nine Hells. After spending a night together in a bar, Pike drunkenly confessed to Grog that she sometimes talked to Scanlan on her Earring of Whisper, even though nobody answered. The two of them talked about how much they missed him. Before passing out together at the table, Pike attempted to contact Scanlan through the earring again.
"One Year Later..." (1x95)
During the following year, Vox machina took some time off. Pike first went back to Vasselheim with Grog, where she made a name for herself fighting in The Crucible, but when she and Grog were asked to face off against each other, they declined. While there, she also checked in on the restoration of the temple of Sarenrae. Pike also spent some time teaching Grog to read, and training to become more stealthy.
Pike also visited Wilhand in Westruun, and sent a letter and some money to some of her other family members. She spent some time looking for Scanlan, but lost his trail in Emon. Pike then headed back to Whitestone, where she, Tary, Keyleth, and Vex opened a bakery together called the Slayer's Cake. At some point, Pike, Keyleth, Vax, Vex, and Tary all made a group outing to the Feywild and snuck into a theater to see a play put on by the Royal Troupe of the Unseelie Court.
As the end of the year approached, Vox machina reunited in Dalen's Closet for a vacation. Upon their return to Whitestone, they discovered that some of Pike's family had come to visit: Johann, Astra, Ogden and JB Trickfoot. Pike was happy to reunite with her cousin JB, who she used to play with as a child. Over dinner, Pike talked to her elderly Uncle Ogden, who mentionned that they came to ask her for help with a family curse that killed another family member, Theobold Trickfoot. Ogden also told Pike that he had been having dreams of an angel of light swallowed by darkness.
"Family Matters" (1x96)
While Grog gave the Trickfoots a guided tour of the castle, Pike and some others teleported to Westruun to ask Wilhand about this curse. Wilhand explained that he got away from the Trickfoot lifestyle early on, and therefore didn't know much about what happened to Theobold, or whether he died of a blood curse.
Back in Whitestone, Pike took Ogden to visit the local temple of Sarenrae for a private conversation. Ogden told her that the Trickfoots were first cursed over four centuries ago, when a Trickfoot killed his own brother out of jealousy, and Erathis herself cursed his bloodline for this injustice. Ogden explained that he had spent his life researching this curse, and succeeded in exorcising it from Johann, his son, some years ago. He offered to perform a ritual to cleanse Pike as well.
Pike told the others about the offers, and while everyone agreed that it seemed fishy, they decided to see what would happen. Vox Machina and the Trickfoots headed to the Salted Bluffs, and Ogden began the ritual. A dark cloud emerged from Pike's body, but when the others attempted to attack it, their weapons went right through, reavealing it to be an illusion.
While being held over the edge of the cliff, Ogden revealed that he still had the diamond supposedly expended by the spell and confessed that they only came to try to get a portion of Pike's fortune. JB admitted that she was in on the ruse, but only wanted to use it as a chance to be friends with Pike again. Pike, emotionally devastated by the whole affair, gave Ogden, Johann, and Astra her entire purse of money before demanding that they leave and never contact her again. She asked for JB to stay however, and declared that she would put her to school, and that the two of them would change the reputation of the Trickfoot name.
A man named Aes Adan asked to meet with Vox Machina, and the group is immediately suspicious, as he went by "Meat Man", a name Scanlan had used before. After he was revealed to be, in fact, Scanlan in disguise, Pike refused to talk to him and left. That evenin, Scanlan knocked at her door. Pike answered, but slapped him across the face after listening to his apology. He continued to apologize, and she heard him out before saying good night.
The next day, most of the group left with Scanlan to investigate a ziggurat he had told them about, but Pike and Grog stayed behind.
"Unfinished Business" (1x100)
Pike confessed to Vex that she was still mad at Scanlan, but getting less so. She went with Grog, who was feeling insecure about Lionel Gayheart replacing him as Scanlan's best friend. The two made a blanket fort and planned o impress Scanlan by tackling the skeletons waiting outside Scanlan's mansion together in the morning. While everyone was having breakfast, they charged outside and destroyed the horde. Scanlan picked up on the tension between Grog, Pike, and Chod, took a moment to formally apologize for the events of the previous year.
"Thar Amphala" (1x101)
When Scanlan hinted that he might not be staying with the group, Pike and Grog quickly dispelled that notion and welcomed him back.
"The Fate-Touched" (1x103)
Pike tried to contact Sarenrae for help in defeating Vecna. She was rewarded with a vision of the goddess, who told her to come visit and gave her a tuning fork attuned to the plane of Elysium. Using Keyleth's Plane Shift spell, the party traveled to Sarenrae's home.
The group entered the palace of Sarenrae, and told her that Vecna was planning on ascending to godhood. She told them that they would have to seal him away, and directed them to the other gods for aid. Sarenrae thanked Pike for her role in restoring worship at her temple, and showed her how the pearl-like granules on the beach were actually the souls of worshippers who had come to live with her. As a parting gift, she grants her the Blessing of the Everlight.
"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)
After the defeat of Vecna, Pike cast Greater Restoration of the Sword of Kas, separating Grog from yet another sword that was trying to take him over. Percival entrusted her with his contract to Ipkesh, asking her to keep it away from him.
In Whitestone, after the group celebrated their victory and toasted in memory of Vax'ildan, Pike found a clearing in the woods to sit for a moment, where she was joined by the wolf Galdric. He recognized Pike and gave a howl that Pike understood to be a tribute for Vax. Galdric allowed Pike to hug him and the two howled together in memory of Vax.
"Dalen's Closet" (Sx47)
At some point in the following year, Pike decided to give Scanlan a chance, and the two began dating. Pike officiated the official wedding of Percival and Vex'ahlia in Dalen's Closet.
As revealed in "The Chapter Closes" (1x115), Pike inherited Wilhand's home after his passing. She moved into it, while still adventuring with Grog and finishing the reconstruction of Sarenrae's temple in Vasselheim with the help of Scanlan and Keyleth. Things went well and Pike eventually asked him for his hand in marriage. After receiving Grog's blessing, Scanlan accepted. They had a grand wedding ceremony.
After settling in Westruun with Grog, Pike and Scanlan had two children within a year of each other: Juniper and Wilhand'ildan. After their children went off to school, Pike and Scanlan decided to end their romantic relationship with the promise to remain best friends. Pike then moved to Whitestone, where she built a temple to the Everlight. Scanlan visits her every summer, and they spend time with their friends and family.
In the animated adaptation, Pike started off with an uncertain grip on her powers and her role as a cleric. In battle, Pike wielded a shield made of light, and her healing powers started off very limited.
While they were investigating the attacks in the Shalesteps, Pike was asked to bless a family's home, and very hesitantly gave a speech in the name of the Everlight. When Vox Machina came back, they found the entire village destroyed, and Pike failed to save a boy who was struggling to survive. Later, during the first encounter with the Briarwoods, her symbol of the Everlight was cracked by a necrotic attack from Delilah Briarwood. When she came back home, she realized that she could no longer do magic. She tried to pray to the Everlight, but could not contact her. While the rest of Vox Machina headed to Whitestone, Pike decided to stay behind, heading to a temple of the Everlight to attempt to reconnect with her.
Pike believed she had been cursed by Delilah Briarwood, but the head priest disagreed, hinting that the answer was inside of Pike. After much mediatation, the Everlight appeared to Pike in a vision to confirm this, stating that Pike had been lying to herself by thinking that her fondness for drinking and fighting were shameful. The Everlight encouraged Pike to chose between the path of warrior or the path of holy person, and to be true to herself in her choice.
Having chosen to fight alongside her friends, Pike appeared in an astral projection on the battlefield of Whitestone just as Vox Machina and the citizens were being overun by an army of undead. She killed many of the creatures with holy light and a summoned morningstar, then empowered the weapons of everyone with holy magic, shifting the balance in their favor. She also healed a festering wound on Scanlan's arm easily, prompting him to ask her to marry him. She agreed, then told him she was joking and reunited with Grog and the others.
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Pike became a friend and companion of Grog Strongjaw after saving him from the brink of death when he protected Wilhand from his own tribe. Joining up together as an adventuring group, the two later became members of Vox Machina.
Grog and Pike have a very close friendship, the two of them being like brother and sister, and Pike has often defended him from insults made by fellow party members and sometimes outsiders. After Pike's death from Juurezel, she became more violent and bloodthirsty, sometimes impressing Grog with her ferocity.
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Despite having a huge distrust of the gods, Keyleth has a great respect for Pike and the two are good friends.
Before Keyleth departed for the Feywild, Pike told her about how despite being a cleric of Sarenrae, she still has control over her own life. She then gave Keyleth some advice about finding happiness and getting comfortable with Vax. That advice eventually gave Keyleth the courage to confess to him.
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Pike and Percy are good friends and have the utmost respect for each other despite the latter's views on the gods. During the Whitestone Rebellion, it was Pike who managed to stem the spread of corruption within him, buying him the time that was needed to see his goal through.
Before he departed for the Feywild, Percy was handed a special pendant from Pike that she had taken from her house in Westruun "for his protection". The pendant in question was later used to revive him when he was shot to death during his final encounter with Anna Ripley. However, after it shattered, it was unable to save him twice as Ripley inevitably killed him. His body was later returned to Whitestone where Pike performed a resurrection ritual that ultimately succeeded.
Pike is a devout follower of Sarenrae, having learned how to use divine magic to heal at a young age. Pike's connection to Sarenrae is very strong, which has given her immense power, but it is a delicate connection. After brutally murdering an incapacitated duergar during the Emberhold assault, her symbol of Sarenrae cracked and caused her to lose some of her power. That moment made Pike think about her actions and after a long period of deep prayer, she reconnected with her deity and her connection with Sarenrae—and her holy symbol—was restored.
When up against formidable foes, Pike would sometimes pray for Divine Intervention from Sarenrae, but usually the deity would offer a few words of advice at most, either because she was convinced Vox Machina could handle the challenge on their own or because the situation was not dire enough to require her aid. However, when Pike prayed for help against the white dragon Vorugal, Sarenrae appeared before her and promised to do what she could. The goddess disappeared and brought down a column of divine energy which manifested as a fist and slammed the dragon into the ground.
During her visit to Elysium along with Vox Machina, Pike finally had the opportunity to meet her patron face-to-face. During this time, Pike felt such absolute joy due to her efforts over the years finally bearing fruit. She was then granted a blessing from Sarenrae to prepare her for the inevitable final confrontation with Vecna.
- → Main article: Relationship between Pike and Scanlan.
Scanlan became smitten with Pike when they first met, but the cleric continuously brushed off his advances, no matter how creative, witty, and humorous those advances may have been. Nevertheless, Pike still cared about Scanlan in her own way. She even admitted to the bard that her feelings were growing for him "in a weird way", even though she was in love with someone else. Scanlan proposed marriage to Pike, who did not accept, so before the situation became too awkward, Scanlan rescinded the offer and the two gnomes decided to remain friends.
Pike was deeply saddened after Scanlan's departure, though she initially tried to put on a strong face for the rest of Vox Machina. She spoke into her earpiece every night as if she were talking to him (despite knowing he wouldn't hear her), and she tried in vain to search for where he and Kaylie went off to. When Scanlan finally returned, however, that sadness very quickly turned into anger, and Pike initially brushed Scanlan off. She later admitted to Vex that she just wanted a chance to be angry with Scanlan before forgiving him, and when Scanlan read her a poem he had written for Sarenrae, Pike appeared to fully welcome her fellow gnome back into her life.
After the fall of Vecna, Pike and Scanlan began dating, just to see how things went between them. After a few successful years of dating, Pike committed to a future with Scanlan, though she offered him any space and freedom that he might desire. When Scanlan told her that he felt completely free just by being with her, Pike knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. Pike would eventually ask for Scanlan's hand in marriage, which he accepted after receiving Grog's blessing. The two lived together, alongside Grog, in Wilhand's former home. They had two children together, Juniper and Wilhand'ildan.
After their children left for school, Pike and Scanlan decided to end their romantic relationship, but remained very close friends. Scanlan visits Pike in Whitestone every summer, and they sometimes end up in bed together.
- → Main article: Relationship between Pike and Vax'ildan.
Pike, as a person and as a cleric of Sarenrae, was respected by Vax and he originally planned to follow in her footsteps and become a paladin of the goddess, even sewing a symbol of her patron to his glove as a reminder of his bond with his friend. But due to his deal with the The Raven Queen, he became fearful that the gnome cleric would shun him for turning away from Sarenrae's light and actively tried to avoid her. When Pike confronted him about his avoiding her, the two came to an understanding, with Vax still believing that despite their differing patrons, he's still following in Pike's footsteps.
Pike cares about her great-great-grandfather very much, expressing deep concern for his well-being when Grog mentioned that his former herd had taken over Westruun. She was greatly relieved when Wilhand was discovered to have survived the herd's occupation.
Pike's main quest is currently unknown. It can be assumed that her main mission in life is to spread the worship of Sarenrae, as that is what she spends most of her off time doing (while Ashley was not able to make it into the studio).
Ashley has hinted that Pike has somebody from her past that she may be in love with. This was confirmed to be Percy during the campaign wrap up (2017-12-14).
Currently, Pike's quest is to rebuild the oldest known temple of Sarenrae, recently unearthed in Vasselheim with a handful of other devotees of the same faith. As a result, Pike is required to separate from the group for long periods of time as the rest of Vox Machina continues with their adventure.
- Skills: Athletics, Perception, Persuasion, Religion, Stealth, one other skill (History, Insight, or Medicine)
- One additional skill or tool, still unknown
- Celestial Shield
- Boots of Elvenkind
- Frost Brand Shortsword
- Gauntlets of Ogre Power
- Glove of Storing
- Holy Oil
- Mace of Disruption
- Plate of the Dawnmartyr
- Small statue of Scanlan
- Sprinter's Boots
Pike was originally of the Life Domain, but after her death and subsequent resurrection, she felt angry — wanted to be stronger. Pike spent four months at sea and, training with the crew aboard, became a cleric of the War Domain to signify her hardened resolve.
- Darkvision (note that Pike does not have Superior Darkvision, as deep gnomes typically do)
- Gnome Cunning
- +2 to Constitution
- As a bonus action Pike can summon the Wings of the Everlight, granting her a flying speed of 40 feet for 10 minutes. While she has these wings, any spell she casts which cause creatures to regain hit points heal an additional 10 hit points. Once this ability is used, she cannot use it again for another 7 days.
- Channel Divinity (3 uses per short rest)
- Divine Domain: War Domain (previously Life Domain)
- Divine Intervention
- Ritual Casting
- Spellcasting (Wisdom-based ability)
Pike always has access to these spells:
- Divine Favor
- Shield of Faith
- Magic Weapon
- Spiritual Weapon
- Crusader's Mantle
- Spirit Guardians
- Freedom of Movement
- Flame Strike
- Hold Monster
In addition to her domain spells, Pike has access to all cleric class spells. As a 20th-level cleric, she can prepare up to 25 of these spells per day.
- Create or Destroy Water (mentioned; not cast)
- Cure Wounds
- Detect Evil and Good
- Guiding Bolt
- Healing Word
- Protection from Evil and Good
- Shield of Faith
- Lesser Restoration
- Prayer of Healing (mentioned; not cast)
- Zone of Truth
- Beacon of Hope
- Dispel Magic
- Glyph of Warding
- Mass Healing Word
- Protection from Energy
- Remove Curse
- Searing Light (Pathfinder spell, seen here)
- Speak with Dead
- Water Walk (mentioned; not cast)
- Discern Lies (Pathfinder spell, seen here)
- Greater Restoration
- Insect Plague
- Mass Cure Wounds
- Raise Dead
Appearances and mentions
- Campaign One, every episode played by Ashley except as follows:
- "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) [DM]
- "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02), absent
- "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03), mentioned only
- "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) [DM]
- "Hubris" (1x17), mentioned only
- "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18), mentioned only
- "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19), absent
- "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20), absent
- "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21), absent
- "The Rematch" (1x23), mentioned only
- "The Feast" (1x24), absent
- "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25), mentioned only
- "Consequences and Cows" (1x26), absent
- "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27), absent
- "The Sun Tree" (1x28), absent
- "Whispers" (1x29), absent
- "Stoke the Flames" (1x30), absent
- "Gunpowder Plot" (1x31), absent
- "Reunions" (1x33) [DM]
- "Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (1x36), absent
- "Omens" (1x39) [DM]
- "Dangerous Dealings" (1x42) [DM]
- "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43), absent
- "The Sunken Tomb" (1x44), absent
- "Those Who Walk Away" (1x45), absent
- "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46), absent
- "The Family Business" (1x47), absent
- "A Name Is Earned" (1x49) [DM]
- "Heredity and Hats" (1x60), absent
- "Denizens of the Moonbrush" (1x61), absent
- "The Echo Tree" (1x63) [DM]
- "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) [DM]
- "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65), absent
- "A Traveler's Gamble" (1x66), absent
- "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67), absent
- "Cloak and Dagger" (1x68), absent
- "Trust" (1x70) [DM]
- "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) [DM]
- "The Coming Storm" (1x73), absent
- "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) [DM]
- "Thordak" (1x79) [Laura and Liam]
- "Raishan" (1x80) [Laura and Liam]
- "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) [DM]
- "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) [Laura and Liam]
- "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) [Laura and Liam]
- "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) [DM]
- "Daring Days" (1x86) [DM]
- "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87), mentioned only
- "Tangled Depths" (1x88), absent
- "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90), mentioned only
- "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91), mentioned only
- "Deals in the Dark" (1x92), mentioned only
- "Bats Out of Hell" (1x93), absent
- "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) [DM]
- "The Endless Atheneum" (1x106) [DM]
- "Scaldseat" (1x107) [DM]
- "The Core Anvil" (1x108), absent
- "The Ominous March" (1x109) [DM]
- "The Climb Within" (1x110) [Laura and Liam]
- "Shadows of Thomara" (1x111) [Laura and Liam]
- The Legend of Vox Machina, appears every episode except "Scanbo" (LVM1x07), absent
- Winter's Crest Festival
- Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins
- Sarenrae herself is a neutral good deity, but 5th Edition D&D doesn't require Pike to share the same alignment.
- Pike has performed the most resurrections throughout all campaigns, with a total of fourteen. Her only failed attempt was a Revivify for Scanlan in the rematch against Raishan on the Island of Viscan, though the subsequent ritual performed in Whitestone was successful.
- Pike has been referred to (comedically by Scanlan/Sam) as smelling/tasting like strawberries.
- Pike was the winner of the second battle royale, where she fought against Percy, Vax'ildan, and Keyleth.
- There has been much speculation as to the identity of the person Pike is in love with. It was later revealed during the "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) that it was actually Percival. One of the early hints was the song "Hello My Old Heart" by The Oh Hellos on Pike's Spotify playlist back in 2015. Ashley explained that Pike saw the darkness within Percy's soul and sought to purify it, praying often for Percy's salvation. However, eventually Pike realized that it would never resolve the way she wanted, especially after the attraction between Percy and Vex became apparent.
- It is shown in "Elysium" (1x104) that Pike has ticklish ear lobes.
- In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, she represents II - The High Priestess.
- Pike is included in the Critical Role Pack DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
- Pike and her ancestors are deep gnomes, but the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting says the Trickfoot clan are forest gnomes.
- A Vine clip of Vox Machina realizing Pike died.
- Critical Role: Pike's Holy Playlist of Light and Goodness (December 3, 2015)
- Official 2016 character portrait of Pike Trickfoot, by Kit Buss (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
- Screenshot of Pike Trickfoot from "The Terror of Tal'Dorei - Part 1" (LVM1x01). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
- Fan art of Pike, by Nguyen Minh Hieu (source). Used with permission.
- First official portrait of Pike Trickfoot, by Kit Buss (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
- Official art of Grog and Pike reuniting, by Olivia Samson from Vox Machina Origins Series II. Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike leaving Vox Machina to stay and restore the temple of Sarenrae in Vasselheim, by Wendy Sullivan Green (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike's avatar, by Matthew Wawn (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Keyleth and Pike taking out Sylas Briarwood with a Sunbeam, by Ari (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike battling Orthax, by Viktor Engholm (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike Trickfoot, by NLN4 (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike Trickfoot, by Ameera (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, one of the Vestiges of Divergence, by David Rodrigues (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike talking to Scanlan, by linzer art (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike, by J.T. Arndt (source). Also see J.T. Arndt's website. Used with permission.
- Fan art of Sarenrae's blessing, by Lap Pun Cheung (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike and Galdric howling, by Lap Pun Cheung (source). Used with permission.
- Official art of Pike, 20 years later, by GalacticJonah (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike Trickfoot using her healing abilities, by David Rodrigues (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Pike, by lalalyssh (source). Used with permission.
- Pike's portrait in Pillars of Eternity II: Dreadfire.