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The main characters of Winx Club are humanoids who use magic. Pictured are the fairies and Specialists together in casual attires.

The animated television series Winx Club features characters designed by former comic artist Iginio Straffi. The show's narrative takes place in a magical dimension in which a group of fairy warriors defends their universe from villains. The group, called the Winx Club, attends and later graduates from the Alfea College for Fairies. They are frequently supported by their romantic partners, known as the Specialists, who study at the neighboring Red Fountain School. The Specialists do not have magical abilities; they train to fight using laser weapons.

The titular club is led by Bloom, a student from Earth who believed she was an average human until discovering her flame-based fairy powers. The original group includes Stella, the fairy of the Sun and Moon; Flora, the fairy of nature; Musa, the fairy of music; and Tecna, the fairy of technology. They share an apartment on the campus of Alfea. The fairy of waves, Aisha, is introduced in the second season and becomes the group's sixth member. A seventh member, Roxy, is introduced in the fourth season and occasionally joins the other Winx Club fairies. Each season of Winx Club introduces new villains who fight the main characters. A trio of witches called the Trix are the Winx Club's most frequent adversaries.

The characters of Winx Club have become popular with audiences. Critical response to the characters has been mostly positive, with praise for their positive relationships and presentation of gender roles. The perceived sexualization of the character designs has attracted criticism. The characters have appeared in a variety of media, including a comic book serial, platform video games, lines of fashion dolls, and the spin-off series Poppixie and World of Winx.

During seasons 1–4 and 7–8, the characters' mouths were animated to match the Italian voice actors,[1] who recorded their lines in Rome. The hour-long specials and seasons 5–6 were animated to match Nickelodeon's American cast,[1] who recorded their lines in Burbank. Only actors from these two original casts are listed below.

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Creation and conceptionEdit

Iginio Straffi developed the Winx Club characters for the pilot episode "Magic Bloom," which was finished in 2001. The characters' outfits were modeled on those of traditional European fairies,[2] while their appearances were loosely based on popular celebrities of 2001. In a 2011 interview with IO Donna, Straffi stated Britney Spears served as the basis for Bloom, Cameron Diaz for Stella, Jennifer Lopez for Flora, Pink for Tecna, and Lucy Liu for Musa.[3] Straffi wanted the fairies to represent "the women of today"[4] and to look more modern than classic examples like la Fata Turchina.[5]

After holding test screenings of the pilot, Straffi was unhappy with the audience's unenthusiastic reaction to the characters' outdated clothing style.[2][6] He hired Italian fashion designers, including some from Dolce & Gabbana[7] and Prada,[8] to give the characters a more modern appearance. Flora underwent several changes because Straffi felt test audiences disliked her design.[9] She was originally drawn with glasses and a lighter skin tone; for the full series, her glasses were removed[9] and she was given darker skin to look "more Latin".[2] The Winx fairies' male counterparts, the Specialists, were created in response to a request from RAI that the series should feature male leads.[10]

According to Iginio Straffi, each of the Winx fairies' personalities were made as different as possible so "teenagers from all over the world can identify themselves with the character they think they are most like".[10] After the premiere of the first season worldwide, the production team heard that American viewers noticed the absence of black characters in the show.[9] In response, Straffi designed a sixth fairy named Aisha, who has darker skin than the others.[9] She was loosely based on Beyoncé[3] and was introduced in the first episode of the second season.[11] The fourth season introduces a seventh member, Roxy,[12] who occasionally joins the other fairies.

Winx ClubEdit

  • Bloom is the Fairy of the Dragon Flame. Her title comes from the source of her powers: a flame from the Great Dragon, a deity that created the Magic Dimension. She is the most powerful fairy[13] and the leader of the Winx Club. Before discovering her magical powers, she lived on Earth as an ordinary human, unaware of her birth on the planet Domino. Throughout the first three seasons, Bloom uncovers the mystery behind her home planet's destruction at the hands of the Ancestral Witches, culminating in a battle against them. Bloom dates Sky throughout the series and accepts his marriage proposal in Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure. She also has a blue pet rabbit named Kiko. Bloom is voiced by Letizia Ciampa in Italian[14] and by Molly Quinn in the Nickelodeon episodes.[15]
  • Stella is the outgoing and spontaneous Fairy of the Shining Sun. She has long, blonde hair and her powers involve manipulating light and using energy from the sun and moon of her home planet, Solaria.[16] Stella is Bloom's best friend and she enjoys being the center of attention. Stella is the oldest of the Winx, as she was held back at Alfea for a year. Throughout the series, Stella creates her own outfits for the group to follow her dreams of becoming a fashion designer.[a] She is engaged to Sky's bodyguard, Brandon, whom she tends to obsess over. Stella is voiced by Perla Liberatori in Italian[14] and by Amy Gross in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Flora is the sensitive and shy Fairy of Nature from the planet Lynphea. She has long, brown hair with blonde bangs. Flora draws her strength from plants and her room at Alfea resembles a greenhouse. She is the Winx Club's peacemaker, believing in protecting others and the environment. Flora is the group's potions expert who brews herbal remedies. Flora begins dating Helia in the second season. She is voiced by Ilaria Latini in Italian[14] and by Alejandra Reynoso in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Musa is the Fairy of Music from the planet Melody. She has blue-black hair that is worn in short pigtails in the first two seasons and in a longer hairstyle thereafter. Her powers involve manipulating sound waves and music. She loves music and dance, and can be pessimistic at times. She is the most outspoken and sensible of the group. Musa goes through multiple breakups with her boyfriend Riven and they end their relationship in season six.[18] Musa is voiced by Gemma Donati in Italian[14] and by Romi Dames in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Tecna is the Fairy of Technology. She has light skin, short magenta hair (usually worn in a pixie cut), and blue-green eyes.[b] She is from the planet Zenith and draws her magical abilities from machinery and energy. Tecna has a photographic memory and a knowledge of science, helping her invent devices to help herself and her friends. Tecna enjoys experimenting with computer programs and playing video games. She is orderly and rational, using logic to solve problems.[19] Tecna dates Timmy throughout the series. Tecna is voiced by Domitilla D'Amico in Italian[14] and by Morgan Decker in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17][20]
  • Aisha is the Fairy of Waves, introduced in the second season. Aisha joins the Winx after the other fairies rescue her from Lord Darkar. She is the princess of the planet Andros, a realm of oceans. She has dark skin, curly dark-brown hair, and blue eyes. Aisha is able to control and manipulate a pink fluid called Morphix. She is rebellious and athletic, with a passion for sports and dance. In the sixth and seventh seasons, Aisha enters a romantic relationship with Nex following the death of her fiancé Nabu in the fourth season. In third-party dubs, Aisha's name is changed to Layla. Aisha is voiced by Laura Lenghi in Italian[14] and by Keke Palmer in the Nickelodeon episodes.[15]
  • Roxy is the strong-willed Fairy of Animals, introduced in the fourth season. She occasionally joins the Winx and is referred to as the Winx Club's seventh member by all three of the show's production companies.[21][12][22] She is the youngest and weakest of the fairies.[23] Roxy is a tomboy who lives in Gardenia on Earth, where she works as a bartender. She is the last remaining fairy born on Earth because the Wizards of the Black Circle imprisoned her fairy relatives in the realm of Tír na nÓg before the events of the series. In the fifth season, Roxy enrolls at Alfea College, where she strengthens her animal magic. She has an intelligent pet dog named Artu. Roxy is voiced by Debora Magnaghi in Italian[14] and by Liliana Mumy in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]

Specialists and PaladinsEdit

The Red Fountain School of Specialists is a school in Magix that trains the male populace in various abilities. Its attendees are known as Specialists, who serve on squads. They interact with the Winx and the other fairies at Magix.[c][b]

  • Sky is the leader of the Specialists. He is the crown prince and later king of the planet Eraklyon. He has fair skin, blue eyes, and blond hair. He and Bloom date throughout the series; Sky later proposes marriage to her in Magical Adventure. Sky is the son of King Erendor and Queen Samara, who initially paired him with a princess named Diaspro. Sky broke up with Diaspro after learning of her selfish demeanor. He is best friends with his bodyguard Brandon. Sky is voiced by Alessandro Quarta in Italian[14] and by Matt Shively in the Nickelodeon episodes.[15]
  • Brandon is Sky's best friend and bodyguard, and Stella's fiancé. He is the strongest of the Specialists[24] and the most outgoing of the boys. He has fair skin, short brown hair with a long fringe, and brown eyes. He is voiced by Massimiliano Alto, Nanni Baldini, and Gianluca Crisafi in Italian,[14] and by Adam Gregory in the Nickelodeon episodes.[25]
  • Riven is the competitive and stubborn maverick of the Specialists. He has light skin, short, spiky pink hair and blue-violet eyes. His mother abandoned him at birth and he is wary of women. He has an intermittent relationship with Musa in the first six seasons, and they break up in season six. Riven's weapons of choice are a red-purple phantosaber and a meteor hammer. He is voiced by Mirko Mazzanti in Italian[14] and by Sam Riegel in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Timmy is a Specialist who comes from a family of respected scientists in Magix. He loves technology and is skilled at commandeering ships from Red Fountain. He is the least-skilled of the Specialists in terms of combat but is an expert with machines. He wears glasses, and has fair skin and light brown-orange hair with a small fringe. His girlfriend is Tecna; his shyness interferes with him telling Tecna about his feelings for her.[26] He is voiced by Corrado Conforti in Italian[14] and by Charlie Schlatter in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Helia, who is introduced in the second season, is an artistic Specialist and the nephew of Red Fountain's headmaster Saladin. Helia is a pacifist who cares about nature and his friends. He is Flora's boyfriend and is very romantic. He likes to paint pictures and write poetry for her. In the first two seasons, he has long, blue-black hair tied into a loose ponytail and from season four his hair is short with a spiky fringe. His weapon of choice is a laser string glove. He is voiced by Francesco Pezzulli[27] and Leonardo Graziano[14] in Italian and by David Faustino in the Nickelodeon episodes.[25]
  • Nabu is a wizard of nobility who was born on the planet of Andros. He is introduced in the third season when Aisha finds she is arranged to marry him. Using the pseudonym Ophir, Nabu secretly leaves Andros to find out what Aisha is like. The Winx and the Specialists believe he is a spy of Valtor, but after he saves them on multiple occasions, Nabu gains their respect and Aisha's love. His weapon is a magic staff and he has light-brown skin, braided red-brown hair, and violet eyes. In the fourth season, Nabu dies when he sacrifices himself to save the Earth fairy kingdom of Tír na nÓg. He is voiced by Sasha De Toni in Italian[14] and by Will Blagrove in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Roy is a Specialist from Andros who works for Aisha's father. Roy has light-brown skin, spiky blond hair, and gray eyes. He can fight underwater. Like Nabu, Roy uses magic and has a crush on Aisha, who is slow to reciprocate his feelings but befriends him by the sixth season. Roy's rival for Aisha's affection is the Paladin Nex. Roy is voiced by Emanuele Ruzza in Italian and by Bryton James in the Nickelodeon episodes.[25]
  • Prince Thoren is a Paladin who is Sky's cousin and Daphne's husband. His weapon is the Earthquake Hammer. He and Sky have a grudge against each other. He has fair skin, wavy brown hair, and blue-green eyes. He is voiced by Alessio De Filippis in Italian and by Charlie Schlatter in the Nickelodeon episodes.[25]
  • Nex is a Paladin and a friend of Thoren. He has fair skin, gray hair, and light-brown eyes. He and Aisha become attracted to each other in the sixth season. His weapon is the Halberd of the Wind. He is voiced by Daniele Raffaeli and Marco Bassetti in Italian and by Adam Gregory in the Nickelodeon episodes.[25]

AntagonistsEdit

 
The Trix in their original witch outfits from left to right: Stormy, Icy, and Darcy.
  • The Trix are three witches with various powers. They are the main antagonists of the first season who start out as students at Cloud Tower, where their peers both idolize and fear them. They steal most of Bloom's power until she realizes her powers had been limited by self-doubt. She regains enough energy to defeat the Trix, and they are imprisoned in the Fortress of Roccaluce. In the second season, the Trix escape with the help of Darkar. In season five, they gain Dark Sirenix from Tritannus. The Trix return as the main villains in season 6, at the end of which, they are locked inside the Legendarium. In season 7, Brafilius finds the Trix and accidentally releases them. They enact vengeance on Alfea's fairies. The Trix capture Brafilius and use the Stone of Memories to travel back to the distant past, followed by the Winx Club. They are later frozen in time.
    • Icy is the oldest of the trio and their leader, whose powers are derived from ice. She despises Bloom and is the most competitive with the Winx. Icy is more aggressive than Darcy but calmer than Stormy. Icy's skin is pale; she has light-blue hair presented in a high ponytail, and wears a blue and teal outfit. She is voiced by Tatiana Dessi in Italian and by Larisa Oleynik in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
    • Darcy, the middle of the trio, derives her powers from shadows and darkness. She enjoys tormenting pixies and is less aggressive than her sisters, preferring subtle and manipulative techniques.[a] She has fair skin, long brown hair, and an indigo outfit, which is sometimes accompanied by glasses.[b] She is voiced by Federica De Bortoli in Italian and by Jennifer Cody in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
    • Stormy, the youngest of the trio, has power over stormy weather.[a] She is the hottest-tempered of the group and is prone to violent outbursts. Her impulsiveness often leads the trio to trouble. She has fair skin, a cloud-shaped blue hairstyle, and a reddish-violet outfit.[b] She is voiced by Valeria Vidali in Italian and by Kimberly Brooks in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Darkar, also called the Shadow Phoenix, is the main antagonist of the second season. He is an ancient being from the dawn of time who caused the destruction of Domino, having controlled the Ancestral Witches and Valtor when they destroyed it. After they were defeated, Darkar was sent into a deep slumber and awakens at the beginning of the second season. He kidnaps the pixies, rescues the Trix from their prison, and opens a portal to the Realm of the Relix. He nearly succeeds in his plot to claim the Ultimate Power and rule the magical universe but he is defeated by a Charmix Convergence of the Winx Club. Darkar is voiced by Fabrizio Temperini in Italian[27] and by Michael Dorn in the Nickelodeon special.
  • Valtor is a sorcerer[28] and the main antagonist of the third and eighth seasons. He was created by the Ancestral Witches from a dark spark of the Dragon Flame. He helped the witches destroy Domino but was defeated by Oritel and Marion, who imprisoned him in the Omega Dimension. The Trix free him in the third season and become his allies. After being freed, Valtor aspires to become the greatest sorcerer of the magical universe by conquering each realm. At the end of the third season, Valtor turns into a demon and unleashes a spell that almost destroys Magix. The Winx release the spells that he had stolen. Bloom eventually defeats Valtor when she extinguishes his Dragon Flame. He is voiced by Guido Di Naccio in Italian.
  • The Ancestral Witches are the ancient witches Belladonna, who has power over ice; Lysslis, who has power over darkness; and Tharma, who has power over storms. In the past, they tried to invade the Infinite Ocean and faced the nymphs Daphne and Politea. They cursed the nymphs' Sirenix power, turning Daphne into a disembodied spirit and Politea into a monster. They also attacked Domino to obtain the power of the Dragon Flame but were defeated by the Company of Light. Their actions destroyed Domino, freezing and darkening the planet and imprisoning its inhabitants in the Obsidian Dimension. The witches were also imprisoned and became disembodied spirits.
  • The Wizards of the Black Circle are the four main villains of the fourth season. In the past, they developed a way to resist fairy magic, which allowed them to imprison all of Earth's fairies and steal magic from the planet. They battle the Winx throughout the first half of the season but they are defeated when Bloom uses her Believix powers to convince the humans of Gardenia to believe in magic and fairies. This renders the Wizards' powers useless and makes them vulnerable to Bloom's attacks. Their powers are weakened and they must hide in the sewers. In the season finale, the remaining Wizards are frozen forever in the Omega Dimension. While the Wizards of the Black Circle share certain powers, like opening a Dark Gate to capture fairies and cast enchantments, they also have individual powers:
    • Ogron is the leader of the Wizards of the Black Circle who can absorb and deflect magic. He becomes stronger and more powerful with every blow of fairy magic he absorbs. He is voiced by Patrizio Prata in Italian.[14]
    • Duman is a shapeshifter who can take on the appearances of animals and other people. He dies from an illness caused by his unstable powers. He is voiced by Davide Lepore in Italian.[14]
    • Anagan has superhuman speed. He is voiced by Andrea Lavagnino in Italian.[14]
    • Gantlos can produce powerful, destructive shockwaves. He is voiced by Christian Iansante in Italian.[14]
  • Tritannus is the main antagonist of the fifth season. He is Aisha's cousin, the son of Neptune and Ligea, and the brother of Nereus. He was once a merman who was sent to prison after trying to kill Nereus, who was chosen to be Neptune's heir to the throne instead of Tritannus. Tritannus was stripped of his prince title and later mutated into a demon due to toxic pollution. Absorbing more pollution increases his strength. Tritannus is defeated by the Winx when Bloom destroys his trident that holds all of his evil powers, and is banished to Oblivion for his actions. He is voiced by Alberto Bognanni in Italian and by Adam Wylie in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Selina is one of the main antagonists of the sixth season. She comes from Earth and was once a friend of Bloom. She is a freshman at Cloud Tower and owns a magical book called the Legendarium that can make legends and myths come to life. She becomes the servant of a sorcerer named Acheron, who was sealed within the Legendarium. Selina promised to release him in return for extraordinarily strong powers, knowledge of the potential of its powers, and the ability to rule alongside him. Acheron turned against her after being released. Selina contacted Bloom telepathically and the two friends managed to imprison Acheron once again inside the Legendarium along with the Trix. Seeing the error of her ways, Selina willingly uses the Legendarium's key to lock the magic book forever. She is later reunited with her fairy godmother and mentor, Eldora, and welcomed back as a student. She is voiced by Eleonora Reti in Italian and by Jessica DiCicco in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]
  • Acheron is the main antagonist of the sixth season. He is a powerful and dangerous sorcerer who had learned dark magic on Earth. He created a book called the Legendarium and tried to use it to become the strongest and most feared sorcerer of the magical universe, but he could not control its powers and became trapped within its pages. In season six, persuades Selina to work for him and become strong enough to release him. In exchange, Acheron promised to grant Selina great powers and knowledge about the Legendarium. Once released by Selina, however, he turns against her and is defeated by Bloom when she traps him inside the Infinity Box, which can permanently hold anything magical. He is voiced by Marco Bassetti in Italian and by Sam Riegel in the Nickelodeon episodes.[30]
  • Politea is an evil Sirenix fairy who fought alongside Daphne to protect the Magic Dimension and the Infinite Ocean from the Ancestral Witches. She betrayed Daphne to side with the Ancestral Witches, who placed a curse on Sirenix that turned Daphne into a bodiless spirit and Politea into a dragon-like monster. Politea lived in a shark-shaped cave in the Infinite Ocean. Darcy and Stormy stole Politea's evil Sirenix abilities and she faded from reality. In The Mystery of the Abyss, Politea returns as a bodiless spirit and allies herself with the Trix to obtain a powerful object called the Pearl of the Depths. Politea persuades the Trix to manipulate Tritannus into abducting Sky and using him to obtain the powers of the Emperor's Throne. When Tritannus acquires the pearl, she reveales herself to him and uses her dark magic to control him and the Trix. Politea is destroyed by a powerful Sirenix convergence of the Winx. She is voiced by Alessandra Korompay in Italian.
  • Kalshara and Brafilius are the main antagonists of the seventh season. Kalshara is a shape-shifter and Brafilius is her clumsy brother who has dark magic powers. Their goal is to capture all of the Fairy Animals of the Magic Dimension and acquire their power. Kalshara and Brafilius were once humans but became animal-like creatures when Kalshara gained wild magic. Brafilius stole the stone of memories from Roxy and used it to travel back in time with the Winx. When Kalshara got the ultimate power, Brafilius betrayed her, stole it for himself, and used it to summon the most power animals in the magic dimension. The Trix then captured Brafilius and turned him into a dog, forcing Kalshara to form a temporary truce with the Winx to help restore him. When the Trix were banished to limbo, the ultimate power was removed from Brafilius. Kalshara was so furious over losing the ultimate power that she disowned Brafilius as her brother but fell into a magic vortex when confronted by the cave creatures who defended Brafilius. Kalshara was gone but Brafilius had a change of heart and now lives with the friendly cave creatures. Kalshara and Brafilius are respectively voiced by Emilia Costa and Carlo Scipioni in Italian.

Supporting charactersEdit

College staff and studentsEdit

  • Daphne, Bloom's older sister, is the Nymph of Sirenix. She derives her magical powers and spells from the sea and the five elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Quintessence. Until season five, Daphne is a disembodied spirit due to a curse the Ancestral Witches cast upon her. She can telepathically communicate with Bloom and guides her throughout the first three seasons, helping Bloom to restore Domino and free their parents. In the fifth season, Bloom uses her Sirenix wish to have the curse of Sirenix broken forever, which restores Daphne to her physical form. In the sixth season, Daphne reconnects with her Sirenix powers and joins Alfea as the History of Magic teacher. She becomes crown princess of her home world and marries Thoren. She is voiced by Raffaella Castelli in Italian and by Elizabeth Gillies in the Nickelodeon episodes.[15]
  • Faragonda is the Headmistress of Alfea and the teacher of Convergence, and is a mentor to the Winx. Faragonda has a good relationship and a small rivalry with Ms. Griffin of Cloud Tower, a school for witches. In the third season, it is revealed that this is because they had worked together to defend Domino from Valtor and the Ancestral Witches. She is voiced by Roberta Greganti and Giò Giò Rapattoni in Italian. In the Nickelodeon episodes, she is voiced by Kari Wahlgren.[17]
  • Griselda is the vice-principal to Ms. Faragonda and Head of Discipline at Alfea.[b] Griselda is the strictest teacher in Alfea who teaches techniques involving defense and reflection abilities, as well as new spells. She is voiced by Franca Lumachi and Rachele Paolelli in Italian and by Susan Blakeslee in the Nickelodeon episodes.[30]
  • Wizgiz is a leprechaun teacher of shapeshifting. He is the oldest member of Alfea's staff and has been teaching for 1,000 years. He can be uptight at times and has a difficult relationship with Stella due to her lack of interest in her grades. He is voiced by Mino Caprio and Stefano Onofri in Italian and by Dee Bradley Baker in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Palladium is an elf who teaches Potionology at Alfea. He is also in charge of the Magical Reality chamber, a simulator that creates a virtual world. In the first season, he is unassertive and lacks confidence. In the second season, he evolves into a more confident character with an older appearance. He is voiced by Vittorio Guerrieri and Stefano Onofri in Italian and by Mitchell Whitfield in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Knut is a yellow ogre who originally worked for the Trix. He is near-sighted; a running joke in the first season is that he has to help the Trix or he will be forced to always wear his glasses.[c][b] He later defects to the good side, fearing the Trix will target his species. He becomes a janitor at Alfea. He is voiced by Roberto Draghetti and Stefano Billi in Italian and by Peter Emshwiller in the Nickelodeon specials.
  • Mirta is a fairy who used to be a witch at Cloud Tower before joining Alfea. For interfering in the Trix's business, she is turned into a pumpkin for the second half of the first season. Flora keeps the pumpkin in her room and takes care of it affectionately, trying several times to turn her back. By the end of the first season, she is turned back into a girl and becomes a transfer student to Alfea. She is voiced by Gaia Bolognesi in Italian and by Natalie Lander in the Nickelodeon specials.
  • Lucy is Mirta's only real friend at Cloud Tower. Lucy is Tall and pale, and has low self-esteem and desperately wants to befriend the Trix in the first season. Lucy is proud of being a witch and took Mirta's rejection of dark magic as a personal insult. She is voiced by Milvia Bonacini in Italian and by Jessica DiCicco in the Nickelodeon specials.
  • Griffin is the Headmistress[a] of Cloud Tower and a good friend of Faragonda. Griffin can seem strict but she cares for her students and will defend them if threatened. She once teamed up with Valtor to work for the Ancestral Witches when she was a young witch. She escaped and defended Domino alongside Faragonda and Saladin against the Ancestral Witches. She is voiced by Antonella Giannini in Italian and by Grey DeLisle in the Nickelodeon episodes.[17]

Home world charactersEdit

  • Mike and Vanessa are Bloom's adoptive parents on Earth. Mike is a firefighter who views Bloom as a child. Vanessa is a kind-hearted florist who runs her own flower shop. Mike and Vanessa are respectively voiced by Roberto Certomà and Babara De Bortoli in Italian and by James Patrick Stuart and April Stewart in the Nickelodeon episodes.[30]
  • Mitzi is Bloom's spoiled former neighbor, classmate, and rival. She made fun of Bloom when they went to the same school in Gardenia. She temporarily transforms herself into a Dark Fairy after accepting an offer from the Wizards of the Black Circle. Mitzi has a younger sister named Macy, who shows compassion for the Winx and befriends them. Mitzi is a fan of the Trix while Macy likes the Winx. Mitzi is voiced by Monica Vulcano in Italian and by Daniella Monet in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • King Oritel and Queen Marion are the biological parents of Daphne and Bloom, as well as the rulers of Domino. Their planet is destroyed and they are trapped in a dark realm called the Circle of Obsidian. Bloom does not know their whereabouts for much of her life. Bloom learns from the Ancestral Witches that they are alive in a place beyond the Magical Dimension's reach. In the first movie, Bloom frees Oritel and Marion after destroying the Obsidian dimension and reviving Domino. They reunite with Bloom. King Oritel is voiced by Luca Graziani and Marco Bassetti in Italian and by Josh Keaton in the Nickelodeon episodes. Queen Marion is voiced by Rachele Paolelli in Italian and by Larisa Oleynik and Grey DeLisle in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Princess Diaspro is a member of Eraklyon's nobility who was Sky's arranged fiancée until he met Bloom. She has the powers of gems. She is a selfish and materialistic princess who has little regard for the well-being of others. In the third season, Diaspro tries to win back Sky's affection by allying with Valtor and having herself nominated as the King's liaison officer of Eraklyon, but she fails. In the sixth season, Diaspro allies with the Trix. Diaspro is voiced by Alessia La Monica and Katia Sorrentino in Italian. In the Nickelodeon episodes, she is voiced by Ariana Grande[15] and Cassandra Morris.
  • King Radius and Queen Luna are Stella's divorced parents. Radius possesses the powers of Solaria's Sun and his life force is fused with the second sun of Solaria. Luna has the powers of the moon and the light of Solaria. In Italian, Luna is voiced by Ilaria Giorgino and Radius is voiced by Fabrizio Temperini and Pasquale Anselmo. In the Nickelodeon episodes, Radius and Luna are respectively voiced by André Sogliuzzo and Megan Cavanaugh.
  • Countess Cassandra and Chimera are nobles from Solaria who are introduced in the third season. They team up with Valtor to gain control of Solaria. Cassandra is engaged to Stella's father Radius and casts a spell on him that forces him to do everything she says, including banishing Stella. Chimera uses her magic to turn Stella into a monster and replaces her as princess of Solaria. After Stella defeats them, King Radius calls off his wedding to Cassandra and sends them to the dungeon. Countess Cassandra and Chimera are respectively voiced by Francesca Draghetti and Raffaella Castelli in Italian.
  • Miele is Flora's younger sister whose powers are derived from plants. Miele helps the Winx when they visit Lynphea. She is voiced by Benedetta Gravina and Gaia Bolognesi in Italian and by Jessica DiCicco in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Ho-Boe is a musician and Musa's widower father. His wife Matlin was a singer died when Musa was young. Ho-Boe can be over-protective of Musa because he is afraid he will lose her as well. He makes sporadic appearances throughout the series while Matlin appears in flashbacks and in a holograph that Musa carries. In Italian, Ho-Boe is voiced by Fabrizio Temperini. He and Matlin are voiced by Jim Ward and Laura Bailey, respectively, in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Magnethia and Electronio are Tecna's parents. They are inventors with an interest in science. They live on Zenith and collect a range of technological devices. They disapprove of Timmy when they first meet him but they accept him after he demonstrates his intelligence and proves his love for Tecna. Magnethia and Electronio are respectively voiced by Ilaria Giorgino and Vittorio Guerrieri in Italian, and by Jennifer Cody and Dee Bradley Baker in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Queen Morgana and Klaus are Roxy's parents. Morgana is the former queen of the Earth fairies who led their revenge against the Black Circle for imprisoning them.[31] In the fourth season, she abdicates her throne to live with her husband and daughter in Gardenia. Klaus is a human from Earth who does not find out about Morgana's powers until later in the series. He owns the Frutti Music Bar where he and Roxy work. In Italian, Morgana is voiced by Alessandra Cassioli and Francesca Rinaldi. Klaus is voiced by Claudio Moneta in Italian. Morgana and Klaus are respectively voiced by Mindy Sterling and Michael Donovan in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Queen Nebula is Morgana's second-in-command. She is one of the powerful terrestrial fairies who was trapped within the mystical White Circle. She used to be the fairy of peace but she turned into the fairy of war due to her intense hatred for humans and the Fairy Hunters. At the end of the fourth season, she lets go of her anger and becomes the new queen of the Earth fairies. She is voiced by Valentina Mari and Rachele Paolelli in Italian and by Karen Strassman and Grey DeLisle in the Nickelodeon episodes.
  • Queen Dorana and Twinkly are members of a magical alien species called Lumens who are introduced in the eighth season. They come from Lumenia, the star that lights Solaria, and can generate magic stardust. Dorana is the queen of stars who acts as the ruler of Lumenia. Twinkly is the messenger of Lumenia. Dorana and Twinkly are respectively voiced by Daniela Abbruzzese and Giulia Tarquini in Italian.

Bonded creaturesEdit

  • The pixies are the first magical beings who bond with the fairies. They are introduced in the second season after the Winx rescue them from Darkar. Based in part on the pixies of British folklore, each has a special talent.
    • Lockette is the Pixie of Portals and is Bloom's bonded pixie, whom she helps in pathfinding both physically and emotionally.
    • Amore is the Pixie of Love and is Stella's bonded pixie.
    • Chatta is the Pixie of Gossip and Flora's bonded pixie. She is extremely talkative, enjoys writing cheers, and encourages Flora to vocalize her thoughts.
    • Tune is the Pixie of Etiquette and is Musa's bonded pixie. She is prim and proper with purple hair. Tune believes in being ladylike and constantly nags Musa, who is known for her outgoing behavior.
    • Digit is the Pixie of Nanotechnology and is Tecna's bonded pixie. She shows little emotion but has a close relationship with Tecna. They challenge each other's minds, discuss similar interests, and speak in a similarly complex manner.
    • Piff is the Pixie of Sweet Dreams and is Aisha's bonded pixie. She relieves nightmares by falling asleep on the dreamer's head, which helps relieve Aisha's nightmares. Piff cannot talk and communicates in baby babble. Aisha's restlessness is balanced by Piff's constant sleepiness.
    • Caramel is the Pixie of Super-Strength. She replaces Digit as Tecna's pixie in season six.
    • Cherie is the Pixie of Weather. She replaces Tune as Musa's pixie in season six.
  • The fairy pets are a group of soft toys from Earth that were brought to life by the Winx's magic. Bloom's pet is a white-furred lamb named Belle; Stella's is a poodle named Ginger; Flora's is a kitten named Coco; Musa's is a teddy bear named Pepe; Tecna's is a duckling named Chicko; and Aisha's is a rabbit named Milly. Ginger and Milly tend to fight for Kiko's attention. Roxy's fairy pet is an unnamed tiger who does not appear in the series.
  • The selkies live in oceans and work as gatekeepers of the ocean portals to various planets. They are based in part on the selkies of Gaelic folklore. In the fifth season, Tritannus steals their powers to get access to the Infinite Ocean; their powers are restored when a fairy from their respective home planet bonds with them. Selkies can sense when their bonded fairy is nearby. Serena, the gatekeeper of Domino, is bonded to Bloom; Illiris, the gatekeeper of Solaria, is bonded to Stella; Desiree, the gatekeeper of Lynphea, is bonded to Flora; Sonna, the gatekeeper of Melody, bonded to Musa; Lithia, the gatekeeper of Zenith, is bonded to Tecna; and Lemmy, gatekeeper of Andros, is bonded to Aisha. Two unbonded selkies also appear: Phylla, the gatekeeper of Earth, and Nissa, the gatekeeper of Magix.
  • The fairy animals are mythical creatures to which the Winx become bonded in the seventh season. Each one has a power or secret that maintains order in the universe. Bloom's fairy animal is a unicorn named Elas, whom she saves after he becomes a shape-shifting monster. Stella's is a bird-like Shinygreed named Shiny; Flora's is a Magiwolf named Amarok; Musa's is a Quillcat named Critty; Tecna's is a Techsquirrel named Flitter; and Aisha's is a Cry-Cry named Squonk.

ReferencesEdit

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