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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.
10th Jun '17 8:14:46 AM Galacton
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A recurring or sidekick character whose purpose is to [[MrExposition fill you in]] on elements of the interface and your abilities. Sometimes, they will also offer hints or help players NoticeThis.

Many more recent games with {{Heroic Mime}}s use this so the game has a character who can actually have reactions to the plot, and [[VoiceForTheVoiceless actually engage in dialogue]] with other {{NPC}}s. In this case, they not only act as a tutorial of sorts, but keep track of the story and help [[ContinueYourMissionDammit move it along]]. [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Some sidekicks]] have a tendency to do this ''too'' often, at which point the player is likely to shout, "[[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Stop Helping Me!]]"

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A recurring or sidekick character whose purpose is to [[MrExposition fill you in]] on elements of the interface and your abilities. Sometimes, they will also offer hints or help players NoticeThis.

in the form of NoticeThis. Some sidekicks have a tendency to do this ''too'' often, at which point the player is likely to shout, "[[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Stop Helping Me!]]"

Many more recent games with {{Heroic Mime}}s use this so the game has a character who can actually have reactions to the plot, and [[VoiceForTheVoiceless actually engage in dialogue]] with other {{NPC}}s. In this case, they not only act as a tutorial of sorts, but keep track of the story and help [[ContinueYourMissionDammit move it along]]. [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Some sidekicks]] have a tendency to do this ''too'' often, at which point the player is likely to shout, "[[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Stop Helping Me!]]"\n
2nd Jun '17 9:24:27 AM Lego3400
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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.

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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)



** The King of Red Lions [[spoiler:a.k.a. King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', who also serves as your main means of travel through the [[QuicksandBox Great Sea]].

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** The King of Red Lions [[spoiler:a.k.a. King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', who also serves as your main means of travel through the [[QuicksandBox Great Sea]]. He keeps in touch while you're on land via a magic stone given to you by Tetra, who fills this role during your first visit to the Forsaken Fortress. (The fact they can both use the stone is a plot point)
20th May '17 7:32:19 PM Fuyumoto
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* [[TeamPet Kohaku]], Seimei's personal [[{{Kitsune}} fox]] ''shikigami'' ([[InsistentTerminology who, mind you, is not a dog]]) acts as this at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''.
22nd Apr '17 5:55:50 PM nombretomado
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** This is parodied in SuperMarioBrosZ where Stuffwell (the talking suitcase) will always exclaim "BACK TO ADVENTURE!!!" as he frequently did following monologues in ''Partners in Time''. This eventually prompts Sonic to tell him to shut up.

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** This is parodied in SuperMarioBrosZ ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' where Stuffwell (the talking suitcase) will always exclaim "BACK TO ADVENTURE!!!" as he frequently did following monologues in ''Partners in Time''. This eventually prompts Sonic to tell him to shut up.
9th Apr '17 12:26:18 PM DrFraud
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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' franchise, Phone Guy and Phone Dude act as your fairy, subtly or blatantly explaining the idea of the game and what you're supposed to do. Sometimes, they can be misleading, though.

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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' franchise, Phone Guy and Phone Dude act as your fairy, subtly or blatantly explaining the idea of the game and what you're supposed to do. Sometimes, Sometimes they can be misleading, though.


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* ''Jewel Charm'' has Fiona, the Seventh Fairy of Charmalot, who teaches you how to make jewelry and win contests.
7th Mar '17 6:24:10 PM Kenji115
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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 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.''

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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 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.
2nd Mar '17 11:42:23 AM Spirend
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*In the ''{{VideoGames/Fairune}}'' series, the Ancient Codex takes this task, providing the player with the backstory of the game as well as a short tutorial on how to make {{CheckPoint}}s, as well as which enemies should be hunted for next.
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