Fairies use their powers for good, protect the Magic Dimension from the forces of evil, and work to help others.
However some fairies use their powers for evil or ally with dark forces for selfish means, and others, while not necessarily evil, stray to the dark side and do bad things, such as seek vengeance, have a lust for power or betray their masters. Some of these Fairies become Dark Fairies.
All fairies are mostly human in appearance with some being composed of pure energy or resembling animals or elves. Fairies usually wear colorful clothing to reflect their light magic, but some have been shown to wear dark Gothic clothing, although this is very uncommon. While most known fairies are female, male fairies do exist as seen in Winx Club: Magical Adventure.
The nine Nymphs of Magix ruled the fate of the Magic Dimension after the disappearance of the Great Dragon. Long ago, seven Ancestral Fairies crossed over from the Legendarium World and spread their magic throughout all the worlds in the Magic Dimension, including the Earth.
In ancient times, Earth was protected by Earth Fairies, but then the Wizards of the Black Circle found a way to resist the fairies' magic and absorb it and began the Great Fairy Hunt which lasted for centuries. The absence of fairy magic allowed pestilence, wars, and hatred to instill upon the Earth.
- Main article: Alfea
Fairies must attend school to become full-fledged fairies and master their powers. To do so, most fairies attend Alfea. There, the fairies are taught and trained to develop and increase their powers and to use their powers responsibly so as to help preserve the Magic Dimension and fight against evil using light magic.
- Main article: Fairy Form
Fairy Forms or Transformations are different levels of power that fairies can attain as an extension of their magical abilities. Fairies' abilities are limited in their civilian forms. To increase their magical abilities, they transform into fairies and are able to use their powers with greater ease, gain wings, and new clothes and accessories. There are standard fairy levels, which are gained during a fairy's formal educational journey to become a full-fledged fairy, and an infinite number of higher fairy levels and acquired powers meant for specific situations.
Fairies and Witches
There is also a notable rivalry between fairies and witches. Their opposed natures often cause tension between the two groups, including exclusion from certain events or physical confrontation when provoked. It has been stated that witches do not like fairies because they think fairies live easy lives.
Despite this, Fairies and witches have been seen working together in times of hardship or realm-wide emergencies, and can cooperate after some time together. There are also significant and long-lasting friendships made between fairies and witches, even with some friendly rivalry. Fairies have the option to switch to a witch and vice versa, although this is a rare case
The source of power of Fairies are the light aspects of magic such as positive feelings typically related to a specific theme or aspect of life, such as war, love, wisdom, Nature, music and Oceans.
Just like witches, each fairy has a specific power. The magic of every fairy is fueled by their positive feelings such as happiness, love, and etc. Fairies are able to fly but only when they are transformed. All fairies know some basic, first level spells such as telekinesis, transmuting objects, and fixing minor messes. Fairies can converge with witches and wizards, if they are strong enough.
Types of Fairies
- Dark Fairies
- Earth Fairies
- Guardian Fairies
- Fairies originate in European folklore, especially from Celtic mythology, Germanic mythology and Slavic mythologies and from English folklore and French folklore folklore, where they appear like human-like supernatural spirits or beings. In older legends about fairies, they were powerful beings who humans had to appease or seek protection from, and the modern depiction of fairies as cheerful beings with wings started only in the Victorian Era of British history.