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6th Oct '17 3:48:27 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'', Fleet Admiral Dane and Aurora Units 242 and 217 serve a similar role. In the previous two Prime games, Samus's {{Cool Ship}} would occasionally send hints on where to go next.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', Fleet Admiral Dane and Aurora Units 242 and 217 serve a similar role. In the previous two Prime games, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', Samus's {{Cool Ship}} would occasionally send hints on where to go next.
25th Sep '17 5:27:53 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Ora in ''VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja'', your literal ninja sidekick who's primary purpose is to instruct you how to play the game, offer tips on certain areas, provide the occasional bit of exposition, and speak in place of the HeroicMime protagonist. [[spoiler: She's also a hallucination brought about by the protagonist's {{Power Tattoo}}s, which are supposed to grant him superhuman abilities but eventually drive him insane.]]
27th Aug '17 12:56:42 PM nombretomado
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* Hilariously, these are '''actual''' fairies in the ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier]]'' series; you run into one in the first game who explains how the fairies can be used to help around the workshop, and in ''Atelier Iris 1'' and ''Atelier Annie'', you have a fairy as part of the party whose primary purpose is to explain almost all game mechanics.

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* Hilariously, these are '''actual''' fairies in the ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier]]'' ''{{VideoGame/Atelier}}'' series; you run into one in the first game who explains how the fairies can be used to help around the workshop, and in ''Atelier Iris 1'' ''VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana'' and ''Atelier Annie'', ''VideoGame/AtelierAnnieAlchemistsOfSeraIsland'', you have a fairy as part of the party whose primary purpose is to explain almost all game mechanics.
25th Jul '17 10:35:21 AM Jubileus57
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** ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' has a sarcastic Exposition Paint Bucket named Huey.
16th Jul '17 9:47:10 PM HarpieSiren
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'', an anthropomorphic suitcase serves as both your ExpositionFaity and your inventory menu! He has a bad habit of making up adjectives to describe your situation. Like the [[EvilMinions evil minion]] Fawful from the previous ''Mario and Luigi'', his mannerisms are a parody of bad video game translations.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'', an anthropomorphic suitcase serves as both your ExpositionFaity ExpositionFairy and your inventory menu! He has a bad habit of making up adjectives to describe your situation. Like the [[EvilMinions evil minion]] Fawful from the previous ''Mario and Luigi'', his mannerisms are a parody of bad video game translations.
16th Jul '17 9:46:35 PM HarpieSiren
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'', an anthropomorphic suitcase serves as both your NinjaButterfly and your inventory menu! He has a bad habit of making up adjectives to describe your situation. Like the [[EvilMinions evil minion]] Fawful from the previous ''Mario and Luigi'', his mannerisms are a parody of bad video game translations.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'', an anthropomorphic suitcase serves as both your NinjaButterfly ExpositionFaity and your inventory menu! He has a bad habit of making up adjectives to describe your situation. Like the [[EvilMinions evil minion]] Fawful from the previous ''Mario and Luigi'', his mannerisms are a parody of bad video game translations.
16th Jul '17 9:45:30 PM HarpieSiren
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** Starlow also returns in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''.

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** Starlow also returns in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''.''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', making her the only character who isn't a ''Mario'' series regular to show up in the game. Though she's effectively a regular herself at this point, as far as the sub-series is concerned.
26th Jun '17 9:24:25 PM HarpieSiren
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** Tatl from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is a lot like Tinker Bell: particularly memorable for [[DeadpanSnarker her snark]], [[{{Tsundere}} poor attitude]] and general non-helpfulness. Fortunately, her audio comments are limited to a fairly inoffensive jingly sound. She was also slightly less helpful she would just chide Link for not knowing how to fight enemies from Ocarina of time instead of telling him how, at most giving you a vauge hint. (Changed in the 3DS the game no longer assumes you played Ocarina of time, and thus while she is still rough, she helps more often)

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** Tatl from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is a lot like Tinker Bell: particularly memorable for [[DeadpanSnarker her snark]], [[{{Tsundere}} poor attitude]] and general non-helpfulness. Fortunately, her audio comments are limited to a fairly inoffensive jingly sound. She was also slightly less helpful unhelpful since she would just chide Link for not knowing how to fight enemies from Ocarina ''Ocarina of time Time'' instead of telling him how, at most giving you a vauge hint. (Changed This was changed in the 3DS remake, since the game no longer assumes you you've played Ocarina of time, and thus while she is still rough, she helps more often)the previous game.
14th Jun '17 10:16:56 AM Gosicrystal
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** The Exposition Fairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' (and the example given at the top of the page) is Fi, the [[SpockSpeak Spock-Speaking]] spirit of your sword. She can give the most info of any Exposition Fairy in the series. If you can lock onto it, friend, foe, random critter or dungeon device, she has info on it. At the tap of a button she'll analyze boss moves (as well as the arenas in which you fight them) to give you strategies, provide a recap of what's happened recently, remind you of [[NowWhereWasIGoingAgain what you should do next]], tell you how many times you've killed a monster in addition to your previous record when it comes to fighting that monster, has a ton of helpful rumors and hints, will provide info on your current location and how suited the items you have in your pack are to your current location/situation, keeps track of how long you've played during the current session and overall...and this is just a ''summary'' of what she can tell you ''when you ask.'' It's the amount of info she dispenses when you ''don't'' ask that draws ire.

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** The Exposition Fairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' (and the example given at the top of the page) is Fi, the [[SpockSpeak Spock-Speaking]] spirit of your sword. She can give the most info of any Exposition Fairy in the series. If you can lock onto it, friend, foe, random critter or dungeon device, she has info on it. At the tap of a button she'll analyze boss moves (as well as the arenas in which you fight them) to give you strategies, provide a recap of what's happened recently, remind you of [[NowWhereWasIGoingAgain what you should do next]], tell you how many times you've killed a monster in addition to your previous record when it comes to fighting that monster, has a ton of helpful rumors and hints, will provide info on your current location and how suited the items you have in your pack are to your current location/situation, keeps track of how long you've played during the current session and overall...and this is just a ''summary'' of what she can tell you ''when you ask.'' It's the amount of info she dispenses when you ''don't'' ask that draws ire.
14th Jun '17 10:16:06 AM Gosicrystal
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-->''Yes'' ←\\

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-->''Yes'' --->''Yes'' ←\\



-->'''Tatl''': [[CaptainObvious If you get close, you'll be beaten! Do you understand me?]]

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-->'''Tatl''': --->'''Tatl''': [[CaptainObvious If you get close, you'll be beaten! Do you understand me?]]



** Princess Zelda herself serves as Link's ExpositionFairy in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]''.
** The Exposition Fairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' (and the example given at the top of the page) is Fi, the [[SpockSpeak Spock-Speaking]] spirit of your sword. She can give the most info of any ExpositionFairy in the series. If you can lock onto it, friend, foe, random critter or dungeon device, she has info on it. At the tap of a button she'll analyze boss moves (as well as the arenas in which you fight them) to give you strategies, provide a recap of what's happened recently, remind you of [[NowWhereWasIGoingAgain what you should do next]], tell you how many times you've killed a monster in addition to your previous record when it comes to fighting that monster, has a ton of helpful rumors and hints, will provide info on your current location and how suited the items you have in your pack are to your current location/situation, keeps track of how long you've played during the current session and overall...and this is just a ''summary'' of what she can tell you ''when you ask.'' It's the amount of info she dispenses when you ''don't'' ask that draws ire.

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** Princess Zelda herself serves as Link's ExpositionFairy Exposition Fairy in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]''.
** The Exposition Fairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' (and the example given at the top of the page) is Fi, the [[SpockSpeak Spock-Speaking]] spirit of your sword. She can give the most info of any ExpositionFairy Exposition Fairy in the series. If you can lock onto it, friend, foe, random critter or dungeon device, she has info on it. At the tap of a button she'll analyze boss moves (as well as the arenas in which you fight them) to give you strategies, provide a recap of what's happened recently, remind you of [[NowWhereWasIGoingAgain what you should do next]], tell you how many times you've killed a monster in addition to your previous record when it comes to fighting that monster, has a ton of helpful rumors and hints, will provide info on your current location and how suited the items you have in your pack are to your current location/situation, keeps track of how long you've played during the current session and overall...and this is just a ''summary'' of what she can tell you ''when you ask.'' It's the amount of info she dispenses when you ''don't'' ask that draws ire.



** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' casts the star sprite Starlow in the same role. Amusingly, she pretends to be a ''different'' ExpositionFairy for Bowser ("Chippy"), directing him to perform Mario-supporting actions and occasionally driving him to [[UnwantedAssistance Stop Helping Me]] levels.

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** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' casts the star sprite Starlow in the same role. Amusingly, she pretends to be a ''different'' ExpositionFairy Exposition Fairy for Bowser ("Chippy"), directing him to perform Mario-supporting actions and occasionally driving him to [[UnwantedAssistance Stop Helping Me]] levels.



* Parodied in WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}}, in which Creator/{{Egoraptor}} points out that games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era managed fine without them and were just cleverly designed so the player could teach ''themselves'' how to play them. He does a recurring sketch based on if the first ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' game ''had'' had Roll as an unnecessary, annoying ExpositionFairy whose signature call is a high-pitched "Mega Man! Mega Man!" This has sense entered MemeticMutation, with many [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] saying "Mega Man! Mega Man!" when they run into an ExpositionFairy.
* Aranea from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is a parody of this type of character, being completely addicted to explaining things that people already know to such an extent that she abandons her much more useful plans just to lug around a ''{{Peanuts}}''-style Exposition Stand so she can ''pay'' people to listen to her. For bonus points, she has reached god tier and has the insectoid wings that come with it, meaning she literally is a fairy of a sort.

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* Parodied in WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}}, in which Creator/{{Egoraptor}} points out that games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era managed fine without them and were just cleverly designed so the player could teach ''themselves'' how to play them. He does a recurring sketch based on if the first ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' game ''had'' had Roll as an unnecessary, annoying ExpositionFairy Exposition Fairy whose signature call is a high-pitched "Mega Man! Mega Man!" This has sense entered MemeticMutation, with many [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] saying "Mega Man! Mega Man!" when they run into an ExpositionFairy.Exposition Fairy.
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'':
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Aranea from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is a parody of this type of character, being completely addicted to explaining things that people already know to such an extent that she abandons her much more useful plans just to lug around a ''{{Peanuts}}''-style Exposition Stand so she can ''pay'' people to listen to her. For bonus points, she has reached god tier and has the insectoid wings that come with it, meaning she literally is a fairy of a sort.
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