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Crown Princess Daphne is the eldest daughter of King Oritel and Queen Marion, Bloom's older sister and Thoren's wife. She is the Nymph of Sirenix and Nymph of Magix (later the Nymph of Domino) and the History of Magic Teacher at Alfea.

Appearance

Daphne has fair skin, long pale blonde hair and amber eyes.

Civilian

She wears a cyan dress and orange belt with flowery accessories attached on, cyan trousers with dark green stripes and orange on the edges of the stripes. Her stilettos are cyan with orange sleeves. She wears a lime scarf and blue bracelets.

Nymph of Magix

Daphne's hair is styled in two pigtails that barely reached her shoulders, curling at the ends, while the rest of her hair fell to her shoulder blades. She wore a form-fitting, flowing, golden yellow dress with a plunging neckline. Around the waist was a thin pale yellow ribbon with three trailing ribbons with red oval-shaped designs at the ends. There were amber orange rings around her biceps and wrists that each had pale yellow flowing silks attached to them. Along with her signature orange mask, she wore a golden yellow crown with a red jewel in the center at the top, and a pale yellow headpiece resembling angel wings.

Sirenix

She wears a pale green tube top and a pale blue ruffled mini skirt over pale blue leggings with yellow ribbons tied around them and matching ankle length boots. She has violet ribbons tied around her arms. Her hair has light red streaks, and is tied into a ponytail. Her shell-shaped wings are yellow with green borders.

Personality

In "The Secret of the Lost Kingdom", Daphne demonstrates her resourcefulness; solving Bloom's problem with finding the secret library of Domino by giving Bloom her mask. With it, Bloom would be seeing through Daphne's eyes and see Domino as she remembered it before it was frozen.

Despite the fact that there is a constant aura of mystery and secrets about her, Daphne is a kind and loving woman, and a devoted sister to Bloom (she willingly sacrificed herself for her younger sister) to whom she acts as a guardian spirit of sorts, guiding her through her troubles with both her magic and adventures, telepathically communicating with her if she has any trouble.

Daphne is not quite emotionless, though often she is portrayed as serious, this is due to the fact that she is only seen during more dire situations, although, in "Magical Adventure", Daphne reveals her more playful side as she acts as a ghost scaring Bloom and in most of the appearances she made, she was quite cheerful and was smiling. In the same movie, after Bloom frees a fish she was forced to eat, Daphne appears and tells Bloom that when she was alive she also had to eat raw fish and that it tasted horrible.

In Season 5, when Bloom asks about the location of the ancient Book of Sirenix to Daphne, she is seen losing her calm demeanor out of concern for her little sister, since the dark spell that the Ancestral Witches had placed on Sirenix caused her to become a disembodied spirit and feared that Bloom might suffer the same fate as herself.

Magical Abilities

As one of the nine legendary Nymphs of Magix, a former Keeper of the Dragon's Flame, and a Sirenix fairy, Daphne wields formidable magic. It is assumed that she obtained her Enchantix before acquiring her Sirenix prior to the series.

She owns a mask which is able to summon magical power. She once used the mask to show Bloom what Domino looked like prior to its destruction at the hands of the three Ancestral Witches.

As the Nymph of Domino, she is able to wield all elements, and as an additional power, she can manipulate the Beast of the Depths, a creature who wields power stronger than the Dragon Flame.

Uses of Magic

  • Elemental Spells:
  • Dragon's Flame: Daphne was the former keeper of the Dragon's Flame and was most likely able to utilize its magic the same way Bloom can.
  • Healing: Daphne has the ability to restore an individual to full health or an object to pristine condition.
  • Pyrokinesis: As a Domino native, Daphne has the ability to create and manipulate fire at will like her younger sister Bloom. She is able to create flame barriers, summon rapid fireballs, create explosions of varying intensities, and even a silhouette of a dragon to attack her enemies.
  • Sleep Induction: Daphne had the ability to put others to sleep at will, by simply commanding them to "Rest and be still".
  • Flight: Daphne had the ability to defy gravity and propel herself through the air without magical transformations and the aid of wings.
  • Teleportation: Daphne had the ability to transport herself and others instantaneously from one dimension to another.
  • Power Combination/Augmentation: Daphne was revealed to have the ability to either combine her powers with those of others or to enhance the powers of others - she combined her spirit and her magic with those of Bloom's to help her defeat the Ancestral Witches. In this empowered state, Bloom proved to be more than capable of holding her own against the witches, for she was able to fire magical attacks more powerful than what she was usually able to.
  • Portal Creation: Daphne had the ability to create portals to other locations or worlds - she created a portal to Earth to save Bloom from the Ancestral Witches.
  • Telepathic-Link: Daphne shares a telepathic link with her sister, Bloom, through which she could contact her in dreams and visions to warn her of dangers and guide her.
  • "Great Beast, I, Daphne, Nymph of Sirenix command you: return to the depths and threaten us no more.": Used to command the Beast of the Depths to release Bloom.
  • "As the nymph of Domino, I called upon...": Daphne plans to use this spell in order to stabilize the hot air balloon but was interrupted in "Shrine of the Green Dragon."
  • "Element of Water, protect us!": Used to stabilize the hot air balloon in "Shrine of the Green Dragon."

Transformation Sequences

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Trivia

  • Daphne is a Greek word meaning "Laurel" and "Victory" in Hebrew.
    • According to Greek Mythology, Daphne was the daughter of the River-God Ladon. She was a nymph devoted to the Goddess Artemis, due to which she was bound to never marry anyone for her whole life. However Apollo, the twin brother of Artemis, one day was cursed to fall in love with someone who would never accept him. He fell in love with Daphne and wanted to make her his bride. Daphne ran away from the young God to escape from his advances, but was too slow. Finally, despaired, she begged her father to protect her, and she was turned into a laurel tree, the only thing remaining from her being her shining beauty. Heartbroken, Apollo made himself a crown out of the branch of laurel tree which had once been the nymph he loved, and the laurel became his symbol. In another version of the legend, Eros also fired an arrow at Daphne to cause her to hate either Apollo, or to hate love itself.
      • Daphne from Winx Club could have been inspired from the mythological one, as both were nymphs, and both ended by sacrificing themselves; the Winx Club one sacrificed her life to protect her younger sister and the Dragon Flame, the mythological one sacrificed her human body and appearance to preserve her purity.
  • Daphne's age remains a mystery, no definitive age has been given, and there are some in-series inconsistencies regarding this detail. When she makes her initial debut in the first season, her spirit is obviously a teen or young adult (placing her somewhere in these ages around her time of her "death") but a blurry flashback in "Professor Avalon's Secret" has Daphne sounding like a child when speaking. She also appears to be fairly young when shown in the Book of Fate in the first film.
  • She was the last known fairy to have acquired the Sirenix power prior to Season 5. However, later in the fifth season, it is absorbed by Tritannus and passed to the Trix, so that they can enter the Infinite Ocean.
  • Daphne is the only Sirenix fairy seen in the series to have two arm bands.
  • In the 4Kids version, Daphne's outfit is censored to look less revealing, she also is still a nymph, but is no longer Bloom's elder sister.
  • Daphne's human physical form looks younger and shorter than her younger sister Bloom.
  • As seen during the first episode of the sixth season, Daphne is not an ordinary fairy, but the Nymph of Sirenix, the Nymph of Magix and the Nymph of Domino.
  • Daphne, along with Miele and Diaspro, although not members of the Winx, do have transformation sequences.
  • Along with Miele, Daphne is the only other known sibling from one of the Winx, Bloom.
  • She is one of the two Sirenix fairies who does not have to transform to use her powers.
  • Both Bloom and Daphne had their powers stolen by a villain and both helped each other to gain both their confidence and power back.
    • In Inspiration of Sirenix, Bloom and the Winx helped Daphne regain her Sirenix powers stolen by Tritannus and the Trix in the Season 5.
    • In The Witches' Downfall, Bloom regains the Dragon Flame stolen by the Trix with the help of Daphne.
  • She and Morgana (Roxy's mother) share some similarities in that both their respective kingdoms were destroyed at around the same time. They share a telepathic link with their family relatives like Morgana with Roxy and Daphne with Bloom, through which they could contact them in their dreams and visions, warning them of dangers and guiding them.
  • Daphne and Politea are the only known Nymphs of Magix to be seen within the series.
  • The messages she gives Bloom in Season 5 are similar to that of the warning messages Motherboard gives to the CyberSquad from the PBS Kids show, Cyberchase.
  • Erica Schroeder used to voice Daphne, as well as Piff, Galatea, Liss, Yakobetta and Maia in the 4Kids dub.
    • Erica now voices Faragonda, Icy, Critty and Squonk in the DuArt dub, and returns to voice Piff. He is one of the previous 4Kids voice actors to return to voice the same character but under a different dubbing company. The other is Marc Thompson.