Barbatea is the Alfea school librarian.
Barbatea has short and thick cloud shaped purple hair and her eyes are at an angle pointing upwards.
She wears large round glasses. Her outfit is the stereotypical librarian attire, consisting of a blue vest, light blue, long puffy sleeved, collared dress shirt, an indigo long skirt that has a small slit at the bottom and above-knee blue, high heeled boots.
Barbatea loves books, she was shocked when Faragonda told her to close the library and when asked if there was a problem, she said "yes" but quickly changed her answer.
In the comics, she is shown to dislike loud noises in the library, like when workers were clearing the tunnel that was found behind the library walls. According to Musa, Barbatea does not like the sight of dust and would cause a bit a of ruckus if she did.
Barbatea made her debut in the "Betrayed!". When Bloom was doing research on Daphne in Alfea's school library, Bloom accidentally calls out all books related to "Daphne the Nymph" by using the library's research system. Due to so many books flying around and books trying to escape from the restricted volt, Bloom was unable to stop them. Barbatea soon calls Faragonda, who speaks an incantation making the books stop. After the accident, Faragonda asks Barbatea to close the school library, without using magic. Barbatea is more distressed about shutting down the library but does as she is told.
Faragonda later asks Barbatea to remove all books mentioning Daphne from the school library.
Barbatea makes a minor appearance in "The Company of the Light". As punishment for leaving the school without permission, Griselda sends the Winx to the restricted section of the School Library to organize reference books for Barbatea. In the "Alfea Under Siege," the library is set on fire by Darcy. Fortunately, Musa is able to put out the fire Darcy created, Barbatea greatly thanks Musa for doing so.
Revenge of the Trix
Barbatea came to see what happened to Bloom while she was doing her research. She finds Faragonda comforting a frightened Bloom books everywhere on the floor. Once Bloom leaves, Faragonda checks the material she was looking at. Upon discovering they were about "Daphne" Barbatea is ordered by the headmistress to put the books back in order without using magic and to shut the library. This shocks her and is then told that powerful forces are directing the information.
Barbatea makes her debut in A Job for Bloom, where she is initially seen complaining about the noise in her library until one of the walls falls, revealing an ancient basement of the library that has connections with Alfea's secret tunnels. The room was filled with cases of old books and parchments like manuscripts and musical scores. After Barbatea realizes that all the newly discovered material allegation needs to be cleaned, evaluated and cataloged, she is approached by Musa, who offers her help as a paid job in the library.
Before any clean is done, however, Codatorta and the Specialists arrive to check on the underground tunnels that extends under Alfea, since they could be very dangerous. When coming back from the tunnel basement, Timmy brings some of the manuscripts with him in order to help, but Barbatea complains about how they are covered in dust and should be cleaned before being carried inside the library.
Barbatea appears again in King Nobody, where she compliments Musa on her organization with the books found on the underground tunnel. She is thankful that Musa is enjoying herself, but still finds a moment to complain over how she detests dust and disorder as she leaves Musa alone to finish her job.
In Winx Summer Camp, Barbatea is seen at the party on the last day of the summer camp.
World of Winx
- Her name might derive from the Italian word "barbate/barbata" that means bearded.
- Generally used in botanic, "barbate" describe plants with hairlike tufts, like the Carduinae .