I don't like her but yet who likes her I wanna know.
What's on your mind?
Don't you think bloom has somehow a different personality in the movies and seasons.
I mean bloom is hot tempered in the movies most of the time, but she seems to be very calm and compassionate in THE seasons.
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don't you think the winx are way to girlish? They need magical weapons now, like, sword, scythe, or...?
I mean the specialists do have it.
Hope they'll come soon.
(Sorry for the double post but I found something really ... interesting)
This is on the WinxClubEnglish YouTube channel.
It's like an year old but like ... this so weird
This is an official channel for Winx Club, right?
I just watched half of it and ....
Valtor is about the equivalent of a middle-aged man. Bloom is 16-18, some of the clips are from S8 so she looks 12.
Am I the only one who kinda misses Palladium's old form?😅 I liked that he looked different from the rest of the guys because it emphasized the fact that he is an elf, but let's be honest, it was the best glow-up moment of the series😂
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Why is Stella (on the left) just staring at us like THAT?
Also you can really see the difference between the S1-3 and the S8 art style in this thumbnail.
So I read a post written by @Halszka454 that some of you may have already come across a while back discussing whitewashing in Winx Club, particularly with Aisha and Flora's characters. I think that this is a really important topic that needs to be acknowledged and talked about more frequently/openly. I wrote a reply to that post bringing up other related issues that I don't hear about often/at all in this fandom and I thought I should also share it as its own post so that some of you have a chance to read about it and hopefully open up the discussion again. This is a link to the original post and my reply, so if you haven't read it, I strongly recommend you do: https://winx.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000000359/r/4400000000000049199
This was my reply to that post, with a few, minor changes:
Not trying to stir old tea, but I always felt like Winx Club "struggled" with diversity. I say "struggle" because I can see how the creators of the show tried to be more inclusive even before inclusivity became the status quo, but there were definitely a lot of things that just didn't age well.
The first thing that comes to mind @Halszka454 has already discussed: skin colors/tones. It’s obvious that Aisha and Flora's skin became lighter over the seasons, but can we talk about Musa for a sec? Musa is inspired by or supposed to be of East Asian descent based on her character design and the culture represented in her realm of Melody. Her mother, Matlin, is very clearly of East Asian descent and her father, Ho-Boe, looks like he might be either East Asian or white (or both, its a bit unclear). I’ve always wondered that if Musa is supposed to be of East Asian descent, why is her skin tone lighter compared to some of the other white Winx? This is especially evident in the earlier seasons. The thing is that most East Asians have naturally tan skin with a yellow undertone (I’m not trying to use a racial slur here btw). While pale skin is considered "desirable," I don’t feel like Musa is an accurate representation of what East Asians actually look like, but more like the beauty standard in that part of the world, which it’s in or itself exclusive toward people with darker skin. In any case, it wouldn’t make sense that Musa would be much lighter than the rest of the girls (with the exception of Tecna, who is white and has the same exact skin color and tone), and it would’ve been nice for the Winx to be made up of girls with a variety of skin tones and colors, not just two noticeably dark-skinned girls. I’m not even going to dive into the idea of “token” characters because Winx Club was certainly not the only show guilty of this during the 2000s. However, I think that this needs to be acknowledged and I hope that they make a more sincere effort to be diverse in the future, particularly with the main cast.
Then there’s that weird scene in season 1, which did not age well at all. I’m talking about that scene in “Miss Magix” (s01, ep12) where one of the pageant contestants (who is black) becomes upset and cries because the Trix turned her “straight” hair into what pretty much looks like an afro. To be fair, the spell was supposed to make her hair turn into a jelly-like consistency but it just looks like an afro. It literally feels like they were putting down textured hair and while it definitely was not an isolated, Winx-only problem, I cringe when I look back at that episode.
And finally, there’s the way that the show’s creators market the Winx girls of color. I recently came across this old, since-deleted website that was used to promote the first Winx movie in Italy. It contains the profiles of a few of the characters and for some reason, both Aisha and Musa are singled out for their race and ethnicity. Half of Aisha’s profile is just talking about her appearance and she is described as having a “chocolate complexion” (“carnagione color cioccolato”). This is what they had to say of Musa: “The slightly elongated eyes and the shape of the face are even more reminiscent of the typical oriental features, don't you think?” (“Gli occhi un pò allungati e la forma del viso ricordano ancor più i tratti tipici orientali, non trovi?”). They did not single out any of the other white fairies for any “exotic” features and some of this language is super outdated and objectifying. I can’t help but roll my eyes while reading it. (You can take a look at the website yourself, it's in Italian: https://web.archive.org/web/20081220155718/http://www.winxclub.com/personaggi_it.php?id=5&lingua=en)
All in all, I’m not trying to say that Winx Club is racist or a bad show for not being inclusive enough, especially when kid shows were not held up to that standard 15+ years ago. I just hope that they push toward a more inclusive cast of characters and celebrate diversity in the future. It’s not too late to make improvements.
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Does anyone else remember the old Winx Club website? The current one is alright, but I miss the old one.
Here's what I'm talking about:
The Winx Club website was basically the OG Winx Club Wiki. I remember reading the info cards about each character. I even remember reading about Valentine's Day (that knowledge came in useful earlier this year for a Kahoot game).
Here's a website page that talks a little bit more about the site, with pictures showing the Portuguese version: https://winxrewatch.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/do-you-remember-the-old-website/
Ah, the memories. 😪
Do you have any memories of the old website?
I'm new to this thing bc I only know it from royal high so ye can u guys. Teach me a few things?
Hey all! So when you’re a kid, chances are you always rooted for the protagonists and maybe even hated the antagonist with all your guts. That was certainly the case with me and the Trix in s1, but upon re-watching the show, I noticed a lot of things that I hadn’t before, mainly how superior the Trix were compared to the Winx. Of course, I still adore the Winx, but I found myself rooting for the villains more than I should. Here’s why:
1. They’ve got better style.
I remember reading somewhere that the creator of the show, Iginio Straffi, didn’t want to use the stereotypical image of the nasty, creepy, old witch for the witches of Cloudtower. Instead, he wanted witches to have style and look just as good as the fairies, and it shows.
As a kid, I tended to gravitate toward the Winx’s more bright and colorful style, but now that I’m older, I find the aesthetic of the witches’ so much more appealing. They just look so much more classy and sophisticated, but with an edge. Also, the dark eyeshadow looks so chic and they definitely know how to accessorize (just look at Darcy’s trendy glasses). I’m still bummed out that the creators didn’t evolve their style as the show progressed. It would’ve been so cool to see the Trix with new outfits like the Winx, but maintaining that edgy style.
2. They know how to use their magic.
One of the most frustrating things to me about s1 is that the Winx don’t really know (or try to learn) how to use their magic. Sure, they just started to learn magic as first-year Alfea students (especially Bloom, who only recently discovered she had powers), but you hardly ever see them practice or hitting the books to learn how to develop their powers. With the exception of Bloom, who would research books to learn more about her past and her powers, the other girls (*cough* *cough* Stella) usually expressed disinterest in class. Considering they’re in a school that is supposed to teach them how to use magic, you’d think that they would apply to real-life what they learn in class more often.
The Trix on the other hand seem much stronger and knowledgeable of their dark powers. It is even noted by Miss Griffin that they were extremely advanced and powerful for their age. The Trix even had knowledge that they weren’t taught in school, and one of the advantages they had over the Winx was that they knew more about magic than they did (particularly about the Dragon flame). That’s why the Trix were always dragging the Winx throughout most of the first season, just sayin’.
3. They had ambitions of their own.
This doesn’t really have to do with the Winx, but it’s a characteristic that I miss about the Trix, and that gradually went away throughout the seasons. The Trix were in their teens when they almost took over the Magic Dimension. And they did it alone. Just let that sink in.
It sucks that in later seasons, the Trix were demoted to some bad guy’s minions and just did the dirty work without serious ambitions of their own. Also, all they cared about was taking revenge on the girls and yet would almost always lose their confrontations easily. I miss when the Trix was regarded as an actual threat.
Though I haven’t watched s8 yet, I’m aware that the writers gave Icy a backstory and the Trix a redemption arc, which makes me happy because they are finally giving them some character development. Are there other great things about the Trix which I forgot to mention? Let me know.
Take care everyone.
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