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14th Jul '16 10:35:02 AM wohitzi
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* The fae in ''Stranger & Stranger'' are taller than humans, gifted with a powerful type of magic called a Blessing,rarely have wings, and tend to isolate themselves from humans. For example, the fae of Duircean, where the book is set, live in a forest. The fae also practice something called "snatching", where they cast a spell over a human child to turn them into a changeling faerie (which they actually have legal right to do).

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* The fae in ''Stranger & Stranger'' ''Literature/StrangerAndStranger'' are taller than humans, gifted with a powerful type of magic called a Blessing,rarely have wings, and tend to isolate themselves from humans. For example, the fae of Duircean, where the book is set, live in a forest. The fae also practice something called "snatching", where they cast a spell over a human child to turn them into a changeling faerie (which they actually have legal right to do).
1st Jul '16 8:59:02 PM ratty
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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has changelings who are closer to TheFairFolk. They resemble a cross between [[BigCreepyCrawlies winged-insects]] and [[BodyHorror partially decomposed corpses of ponies]]. They have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting perfectly mimic a pony's appearance]] (although [[LackOfEmpathy their nasty personalities]] give them away) and can become more powerful as [[EmotionEater they feed on someone's love]]. Their favorite tactic is draining the love from others that is intended for the one [[ChangelingTale they captured and copied]] which is what they did to Princess Cadence before her wedding.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has changelings who are closer to TheFairFolk. They resemble a cross between [[BigCreepyCrawlies winged-insects]] and [[BodyHorror partially decomposed corpses of ponies]]. They have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting perfectly mimic a pony's appearance]] (although [[LackOfEmpathy their nasty personalities]] give them away) and can become more powerful as [[EmotionEater they feed on someone's love]]. Their favorite tactic is draining the love from others that is intended for the one [[ChangelingTale they captured and copied]] copied]][[spoiler: which is what they did to Princess Cadence before her wedding. wedding.]]
26th Jun '16 4:01:25 PM StFan
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** The Disney version is now the main character of ''Franchise/DisneyFairies''. Except that Disney keeps trying to call them "pixies" or (when male) "sparrow men".

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** * The Disney version is now the main character of ''Franchise/DisneyFairies''. Except that Disney keeps trying to call them "pixies" or (when male) "sparrow men".



* The fairies of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Shorter than the average human but larger than dwarves, all take the forms of sugary older women. They have wings but they can make those disappear. It appears they can't do magic without their wands. WordOfGod claimed that Maleficent is also a fairy - one that takes the form of a green-skinned horned sorceress.

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* The fairies of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Shorter than the average human but larger than dwarves, all take the forms of sugary older women. They have wings but they can make those disappear. It appears they can't do magic without their wands. WordOfGod claimed that Maleficent is also a fairy - -- one that takes the form of a green-skinned horned sorceress.



* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' has fairies that look like flying praying mantises... which can shape shift into more human like shape when shown a picture of what they're "supposed" to look like.

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that look like flying praying mantises... which can shape shift shapeshift into more human like human-like shape when shown a picture of what they're "supposed" to look like.



* The Shobijin, Mothra's twin fairy companions, in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films. They stand about six inches tall and are able to teleport short distances as well as understand what the monsters are saying...Oh, and they can summon Mothra as well to aid them.

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* The Shobijin, Mothra's twin fairy companions, in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films. They stand about six inches tall and are able to teleport short distances as well as understand what the monsters are saying... Oh, and they can summon Mothra as well to aid them.



* Many fairies appear in ''{{Maleficent}}'', Disney's PerspectiveFlip / TwiceToldTale adaptation of their 1959 classic ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Here, "fairy" is used to identify any magical creature that inhabits the Moors, much like how Scandinavian countries would use the term "troll" for a similar purpose. Fairies range from [[WingedHumanoid Winged Humanoids]] like the title character, to small pixies, to [[PlantPerson Plant People]], and all manner of water, dew, and stone fae. And just like actual folklore, ColdIron burns them and is their one true weakness, a fact which is a major plot point throughout the film.

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* Many fairies appear in ''{{Maleficent}}'', ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', Disney's PerspectiveFlip / TwiceToldTale adaptation of their 1959 classic ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Here, "fairy" is used to identify any magical creature that inhabits the Moors, much like how Scandinavian countries would use the term "troll" for a similar purpose. Fairies range from [[WingedHumanoid Winged Humanoids]] like the title character, to small pixies, to [[PlantPerson Plant People]], and all manner of water, dew, and stone fae. And just like actual folklore, ColdIron burns them and is their one true weakness, a fact which is a major plot point throughout the film.



* Fairies - especially the complicated character of Tinker Bell, a friend of Peter and a great enemy of Wendy at the same time - are very important in ''Literature/PeterPan'' books by James Matthew Barrie. It is said that since they are so small, they can only feel one emotion at a time. Unfortunately for Wendy, [[{{Yandere}} Tinker Bell decides to feel possessive jealousy at that particular time]].
* In Literature/{{Elfstruck}}, she makes a ticking noise like a clock and her wings are silver and crystal, with visible gearwork inside.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Faeries run the gamut from [[TheFairFolk achingly beautiful, frighteningly amoral Sidhe]] to tiny, pizza-loving pixies to hulking trolls to centaurs and humanoid Billy Goats Gruff and even SantaClaus. Almost everything that's not a mortal, vampire, or demon is a Faerie. All of them are burned by iron.
** Of course, being called by the name "Fairy" is a BerserkButton for some, who prefer to be called Sidhe, or whatever their individual species is named. The Sidhe in particular compare it to calling a human "ape."

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* Fairies - -- especially the complicated character of Tinker Bell, a friend of Peter and a great enemy of Wendy at the same time - -- are very important in ''Literature/PeterPan'' books by James Matthew Barrie. It is said that since they are so small, they can only feel one emotion at a time. Unfortunately for Wendy, [[{{Yandere}} Tinker Bell decides to feel possessive jealousy at that particular time]].
* In Literature/{{Elfstruck}}, ''Literature/{{Elfstruck}}'', she makes a ticking noise like a clock and her wings are silver and crystal, with visible gearwork inside.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Faeries run the gamut from [[TheFairFolk achingly beautiful, frighteningly amoral Sidhe]] to tiny, pizza-loving pixies to hulking trolls to centaurs and humanoid Billy Goats Gruff and even SantaClaus. Almost everything that's not a mortal, vampire, or demon is a Faerie. All of them are burned by iron.
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iron. Of course, being called by the name "Fairy" is a BerserkButton for some, who prefer to be called Sidhe, or whatever their individual species is named. The Sidhe in particular compare it to calling a human "ape.""ape".



* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Category:Fey_Type This list]] is just ''some'' of the canon and fanfic species.
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' pixies are noted for being one of the few truly playable high ECL (basically you get racial abilities instead of a higher character level) races, thanks to their strong racial ability scores, invisibility, spell-like abilities and flight.
** As of ''Heroes Of The Feywild'', Pixies have become an official PC race for 4th Edition. Along with Satyrs and Hamadryad.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
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[[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Category:Fey_Type This list]] is just ''some'' of the canon and fanfic fan-made species.
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' pixies Pixies are noted for being one of the few truly playable high ECL (basically you get racial abilities instead of a higher character level) races, thanks to their strong racial ability scores, invisibility, spell-like abilities and flight.
** As of ''Heroes Of The of the Feywild'', Pixies have become an official PC race for 4th Edition. Along with Satyrs and Hamadryad.



** In the {{Mystara}} supplement ''Tall Tales of the Wee Folk'', a centaur scholar claims that fairies are, in fact, the Immortals (gods) of a previous iteration of the multiverse. They helped nurture and preserve the Sphere of Life when opposing forces dominated the cosmos, and will do so again when the present Life-dominated reality yields to the Sphere of Death in an ever-repeating cycle. Until then, the fairy folk -- pixies, sprites, leprechauns, sidhe, wood imps, drakes, brownies, pookas -- retain their immortality but their power is diminished.

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** In the {{Mystara}} TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} supplement ''Tall Tales of the Wee Folk'', a centaur scholar claims that fairies are, in fact, the Immortals (gods) of a previous iteration of the multiverse. They helped nurture and preserve the Sphere of Life when opposing forces dominated the cosmos, and will do so again when the present Life-dominated reality yields to the Sphere of Death in an ever-repeating cycle. Until then, the fairy folk -- pixies, sprites, leprechauns, sidhe, wood imps, drakes, brownies, pookas -- retain their immortality but their power is diminished.



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* Greg in ''Webcomic/AtArmsLength'' is a college frat type transformed into the winged human-sized variety, [[http://atarmslength.smackjeeves.com/comics/1453581/fairy-tale-2/ and he's none to pleased about it.]]

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Greg in ''Webcomic/AtArmsLength'' is a college frat college-frat type transformed into the winged human-sized variety, [[http://atarmslength.smackjeeves.com/comics/1453581/fairy-tale-2/ and he's none to pleased about it.]]



* ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' (and it's spin offs like ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'') has TheFairFolk type and most are human sized and wingless (pointy ears are common but not required) except to date the Green Fairy who is small winged and FairySexy.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' (and it's spin offs like ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'') has TheFairFolk type and most are human sized and wingless (pointy ears are common but not required) except to date the Green Fairy who is small winged and FairySexy.



* {{Everything2}} has detailed [[FauxToGuide instructions]] of how to [[BlackComedy gather]] [[http://everything2.com/title/Pixie+dust#DonJaime pixie dust]].
* In ''ArcanaMagi'', some fairies, so far, work for Avalon Tech Enterprises. One fairy is on the Board of Directors and another fairy is a scientist dealing with chemicals and diseases
* {{Felarya}} has size-changing, man-eating fairies.

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* {{Everything2}} Website/{{Everything2}} has detailed [[FauxToGuide instructions]] of how to [[BlackComedy gather]] [[http://everything2.com/title/Pixie+dust#DonJaime pixie dust]].
* In ''ArcanaMagi'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagi'', some fairies, so far, work for Avalon Tech Enterprises. One fairy is on the Board of Directors and another fairy is a scientist dealing with chemicals and diseases
* {{Felarya}} ''Felarya'' has size-changing, man-eating fairies.



22nd Jun '16 3:44:27 PM wohitzi
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* The fae in ''Stranger & Stranger'' are taller than humans, gifted with a powerful type of magic called a Blessing,rarely have wings, and tend to isolate themselves from humans. For example, the fae of Duircean, where the book is set, live in a forest. The fae also practice something called "snatching", where they cast a spell over a human child to turn them into a changeling faerie (which they actually have legal right to do).
9th Jun '16 2:45:05 PM StFan
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* In ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'', once you get the Diviner Sensation ROM (or Isis's Pendant in the remake), you can summon fairies to restore your health and, by equipping it with another [=ROM=] at specific spots, key fairies which unlock many things necessary for HundredPercentCompletion.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', once you get the Diviner Sensation ROM (or Isis's Pendant in the remake), you can summon fairies to restore your health and, by equipping it with another [=ROM=] at specific spots, key fairies which unlock many things necessary for HundredPercentCompletion.
6th Jun '16 1:48:10 PM Doug86
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies Cottingley Fairies]] were supposedly photos of actual fairies (small and winged, not the [[TheFairFolk other]] [[TheWildHunt kind]]) in 1917. A numbers of celebrities were caught up in the hype, including {{Arthur Conan Doyle}}, before the sisters who took the photos confessed they were fake. They still claimed to have seen actual fairies, and one sister would later insist that [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Cottingley-sunbath.jpg one]] of the pictures (the lowest-quality one, incidentally) was real. Also served as the inspiration for [[DuelingMovies two]] films in [[ExtyYearsFromNow 1997]]: ''Film/PhotographingFairies'' and ''Film/FairytaleATrueStory''.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies Cottingley Fairies]] were supposedly photos of actual fairies (small and winged, not the [[TheFairFolk other]] [[TheWildHunt kind]]) in 1917. A numbers of celebrities were caught up in the hype, including {{Arthur Conan Doyle}}, Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, before the sisters who took the photos confessed they were fake. They still claimed to have seen actual fairies, and one sister would later insist that [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Cottingley-sunbath.jpg one]] of the pictures (the lowest-quality one, incidentally) was real. Also served as the inspiration for [[DuelingMovies two]] films in [[ExtyYearsFromNow 1997]]: ''Film/PhotographingFairies'' and ''Film/FairytaleATrueStory''.
5th May '16 11:47:01 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''Series/TorchWood'' fairies are actually children snatched out of time and turned into creatures humans initially see as light, but who have a true form of a gremlin-like monster. They choke people with rose pedals that wrong the children they'd chosen to join them and spontaneously cause severe weather.

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* In ''Series/TorchWood'' ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' fairies are actually children snatched out of time and turned into creatures humans initially see as light, but who have a true form of a gremlin-like monster. They choke people with rose pedals petals that wrong the children they'd chosen to join them and spontaneously cause severe weather.
19th Apr '16 10:01:33 AM PDL
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has had fairies as far back as Generation 1, primarily ''Clefairy'' and Clefable. Generation 3's egg groups (specifying families of interfertile Pokemon) included Fairy type, which comprised most of the {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s, including Pikachu. Generation 6 went so far as to introduce an entire [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Fairy-type]], shaking up the game balance something fierce by giving them an advantage over the fearsome Dragon and Dark types. Modern Fairy-types are usually the Cute Critters (note: Jigglypuff the Balloon Pokemon is now completely immune to Dragon attacks), but there a few members of [[TheFairFolk greater dignity]] like ProperLady Gardevoir and TheMarvelousDeer Xerneas and some who double as TheTrickster like deceptive Mawile and thieving Klefki. Generation 7 introduces Magearna, who is an artificially created MechanicalLifeform that's a fairy.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has have always had a few creatures that are based on fairies as far back as Generation 1, primarily ''Clefairy'' and Clefable. Generation 3's egg groups (specifying families fairy-like creatures. Many of interfertile Pokemon) included Fairy type, which comprised most of the {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s, including Pikachu. Generation 6 went so far as to introduce an entire [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Fairy-type]], shaking up the game balance something fierce by giving them an advantage over the fearsome Dragon are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter small adorable creatures]] like Clefairy, Roselia and Dark types. Modern Fairy-types are usually the Cute Critters (note: Jigglypuff the Balloon Snorunt. All of them belong to an egg group (a classification of Pokemon is now completely immune that can [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction breed with each other]]) called the Fairy egg group (including SeriesMascot Pikachu). It wasn't until ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' that Fairy was introduced as an actual type. It was introduced to [[{{Nerf}} combat the overpowered]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon attacks), but there a few members of [[TheFairFolk greater dignity]] types]]. Many older Pokemon [[{{Retcon}} were given the new type]]. These range from the previously mentioned Clefairy, to more mystic ones like ProperLady Gardevoir and TheMarvelousDeer Xerneas and some who double as TheTrickster devious ones like deceptive Mawile and thieving Klefki. Generation 7 introduces Magearna, who is an artificially created MechanicalLifeform that's a fairy.Mawile.
12th Apr '16 11:30:42 PM ironcommando
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has had fairies as far back as Generation 1, primarily ''Clefairy'' and Clefable. Generation 3's egg groups (specifying families of interfertile Pokemon) included Fairy type, which comprised most of the {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s, including Pikachu. Generation 6 went so far as to introduce an entire [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Fairy-type]], shaking up the game balance something fierce by giving them an advantage over the fearsome Dragon and Dark types. Modern Fairy-types are usually the Cute Critters (note: Jigglypuff the Balloon Pokemon is now completely immune to Dragon attacks), but there a few members of [[TheFairFolk greater dignity]] like ProperLady Gardevoir and TheMarvelousDeer Xerneas and some who double as TheTrickster like deceptive Mawile and thieving Klefki.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has had fairies as far back as Generation 1, primarily ''Clefairy'' and Clefable. Generation 3's egg groups (specifying families of interfertile Pokemon) included Fairy type, which comprised most of the {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s, including Pikachu. Generation 6 went so far as to introduce an entire [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Fairy-type]], shaking up the game balance something fierce by giving them an advantage over the fearsome Dragon and Dark types. Modern Fairy-types are usually the Cute Critters (note: Jigglypuff the Balloon Pokemon is now completely immune to Dragon attacks), but there a few members of [[TheFairFolk greater dignity]] like ProperLady Gardevoir and TheMarvelousDeer Xerneas and some who double as TheTrickster like deceptive Mawile and thieving Klefki. Generation 7 introduces Magearna, who is an artificially created MechanicalLifeform that's a fairy.
1st Mar '16 8:03:08 PM Theriocephalus
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In ''Fanfic/TheirMidnightRevels''-There are some differences in Miranda and Arielís interactions with Thomas and Edith that are contrary to typical folklore portrayals. For example nothing goes wrong when Edith and Thomas eat the food in Faerie, perhaps because they are enchanted already or because Miranda and Ariel swore that they were under their magical protection, nothing would happen to them.Also Miranda and Ariel make it clear that nothing is being done with Edith or Thomasí free will. They ask them to join the Revels and later ask them to remain in Faerie letting them know all of the consequences beforehand.
While OíBrien mentions the possibility that Sybilís child may be a changeling, one look shows that he is not. Perhaps, because Bobby was not taken by either his own free will or his parents.íAlso Miranda and Arielís characters evolve when they realize that they love Edith and Thomas.

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In ''Fanfic/TheirMidnightRevels''-There * ''Fanfic/TheirMidnightRevels'': There are some differences in Miranda and Arielís interactions with Thomas and Edith that are contrary to typical folklore portrayals. For example nothing goes wrong when Edith and Thomas eat the food in Faerie, perhaps because they are enchanted already or because Miranda and Ariel swore that they were under their magical protection, nothing would happen to them.Also Miranda and Ariel make it clear that nothing is being done with Edith or Thomasí free will. They ask them to join the Revels and later ask them to remain in Faerie letting them know all of the consequences beforehand.
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While OíBrien mentions the possibility that Sybilís child may be a changeling, one look shows that he is not. Perhaps, not, perhaps because Bobby was not taken by either his own free will or his parents.íAlso parents'. Also, Miranda and Arielís characters evolve when they realize that they love Edith and Thomas.
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