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25th Nov '16 12:18:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Fey in the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' are fairly BadAss swords-and-sorcery fairies. Smart people don't mess with them.

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* The Fey in the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' are fairly BadAss badass swords-and-sorcery fairies. Smart people don't mess with them.
19th Nov '16 5:55:55 AM SAMAS
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But these are hardly the full extent of what Fairies can be. Just as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] can encompass many related creatures, fairies can include other mythological/fantasy creatures such as [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]], [[NatureSpirit Nymphs]], and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]]. They often hang around with animals (especially Unicorns), which might possibly be Fay (or the equivalent) themselves. Fay animals, on their part, may resemble a normal animal, or could have wings, unnatural skin/fur tones, or even anthropomorphic features, such as a Humanlike face or even body.

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But these are hardly the full extent of what Fairies can be. Just as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] can encompass many related creatures, fairies can include other mythological/fantasy creatures such as [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]], [[NatureSpirit Nymphs]], and [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Merfolk]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]].Goblins]], and [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]]. They often hang around with animals (especially Unicorns), which might possibly be Fay (or the equivalent) themselves. Fay animals, on their part, may resemble a normal animal, or could have wings, unnatural skin/fur tones, or even anthropomorphic features, such as a Humanlike face or even body.


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Borrowing from British mythology, Fairies are often divided into Courts. The most common are the ''Seelie'' or Summer Court, and the ''Unseelie'' or Winter Court. Summer fairies are usually depicted are being more benevolent(for a given value of "Benevolent"), and tend to include types like Sprites, Nymphs, Satyrs and High Elves. Winter Fairies on the other hand are typically seen as wicked, and include types like Redcaps, Boggarts, Trolls, and Dark Elves. This isn't always a case of AlwaysChaoticEvil, however, and it's just as possible for a Summer Fairy to kidnap a child as a Winter Fairy is to save you from a blizzard. Some works play it straight, while others see it as lighter and darker shades of [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue and Orange]].
19th Nov '16 5:24:25 AM SAMAS
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* A tiny WingedHumanoid between one and twelve inches tall. Variations include [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation skin]] or [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] colors, type of wings (iridescent or butterfly-like are the most common), what they wear (if anything), and often whether or not they generate their own light. Usually called some variation of "Fairy", "Sprite", or "Pixie".

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* A tiny WingedHumanoid humanoid between one and twelve inches tall. Variations other than size include [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation skin]] or [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] colors, type of wings (iridescent or butterfly-like are the most common), what they wear (if anything), and often whether or not they generate their own light. Usually called some variation of "Fairy", "Sprite", or "Pixie".



* An impossibly beautiful/graceful human-sized humanoid, often with pointed ears. Usually an [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] in all but name with more overt magical nature or ability than your "standard" Fantasy Elves. Sometimes they ''are'' that work's version of Elves. May or may not have wings. Other common variations are water (Often called Nereids or Undines) or tree/forest Fay (usually called Nymphs or Dryads). Others may have animal features, such as a stag's head, goat legs, or fox's tail, or plant features like wooden skin or vines wrapping around their body(especially Nymphs/Dryads). These always seem to be near or at the top of the fairy totem pole.

But these are hardly the full extent of what Fairies can be. Just as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] can encompass many related creatures, fairies can include mythological/fantasy creatures such as [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]], [[NatureSpirit Nymphs]], and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]]. They often hang around with animals (especially Unicorns), which might possibly be Fay (or the equivalent) themselves. Fay animals, on their part, may resemble a normal animal, or could have wings, unnatural skin/fur tones, or even anthropomorphic features, such as a Humanlike face or even body.

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* An impossibly beautiful/graceful human-sized humanoid, often with pointed ears. Usually an [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] in all but name with more overt magical nature or ability than your "standard" Fantasy Elves. Sometimes they ''are'' that work's version of Elves. May or may not have wings. Other common variations are water (Often called Nereids or Undines) or tree/forest Fay (usually called Nymphs or Dryads). Others may have animal features, such as a stag's head, goat legs, or fox's tail, or plant features like wooden skin or vines wrapping around their body(especially Nymphs/Dryads). These always seem to be near or at the top of the fairy totem pole.

Regardless of size, many fairies also have [[WingedHumanoid wings]], usually iridescent or Butterfly-like. Whether or not they have wings, and what kind they have, are often another difference between fairy species'.

But these are hardly the full extent of what Fairies can be. Just as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] can encompass many related creatures, fairies can include other mythological/fantasy creatures such as [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]], [[NatureSpirit Nymphs]], and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]]. They often hang around with animals (especially Unicorns), which might possibly be Fay (or the equivalent) themselves. Fay animals, on their part, may resemble a normal animal, or could have wings, unnatural skin/fur tones, or even anthropomorphic features, such as a Humanlike face or even body.



Sylphs, the original ElementalEmbodiment of wind as envisioned by Paracelsus, are usually depicted as fairies.



* TheFairFolk

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* TheFairFolkTheFairFolk (fairies may not be harmless, and this can range from impulsively acting without consequence to outright wickedness)
28th Oct '16 7:36:16 AM Perseus
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** The true form of Veran, [[EvilSorceress Sorceress of Shadows]] and BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'', is that of an evil fairy.
27th Oct '16 4:44:08 PM ectostar
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' are Fairies that have taken up the task of watching over a miserable human child in need. There is, however, a distinction between a fairy and a fairy godparent. Fairies are able to roam free in fairy world, living as they please. By going to the Fairy Academy, a fairy can become a fairy godparent and get assigned to a godchild. Fairy Godparents have more power in reality warping than normal Fairies, and are trained in happy wishmaking, as shown in This Is Your Wish.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' are Fairies that have taken up the task of watching over a miserable human child in need. There is, however, a distinction between a fairy and a fairy godparent. Fairies are able to roam free in fairy world, living as they please. By going to the Fairy Academy, a fairy can become a fairy godparent and get assigned to a godchild. Fairy Godparents have more power in reality warping than normal Fairies, and are trained in happy wishmaking, as shown in This "This Is Your Wish.Wish".
26th Oct '16 4:09:09 PM ectostar
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Not to be confused with a euphemism for homosexuals.

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Not to be confused with a euphemism for homosexuals.
gay men.
14th Oct '16 5:44:11 AM MugenKagemaru
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[[caption-width-right:320:Even in the same game, they're different.]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Even in the same game, they're different.]]
[[note]][[spoiler:Although, the bottom-right one is the result of evil magic.]][[/note]]]]
1st Sep '16 8:01:42 AM Anddrix
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* The fairies in ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' are known as Seelies. They are among the Downworlder species (species that are part demon) and have the distinction of also being part angel. They cannot tell lies, but are still considered untrustworthy. Meliorn is a Seelie that has an affair with Isabelle and helps Clary and Jace open a portal to another dimension in "The World Inverted".
21st Aug '16 4:46:19 AM Yozzy
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* 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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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Faeries run the gamut Faerie is more of a descriptor for certain kinds of creatures from the spirit world, particularly the ones that originate from the region called, well, Faery. The most prominent of the fay races is the incredibly humanoid, [[TheFairFolk achingly beautiful, frighteningly amoral Sidhe]] to (pronounced as "She"). Others run the gamut from tiny, pizza-loving pixies pixies, to hulking trolls trolls, to centaurs and humanoid Billy Goats Gruff Gruff, and even possibly SantaClaus. Almost everything Everything that shows up in the books that's not a mortal, vampire, deity, or demon is likely a kind of Faerie. All of them are burned by iron. Of course, to the Sidhe specifically, being called by the name a "Fairy" is a BerserkButton for some, who prefer considered to be called Sidhe, or whatever their individual species is named. The Sidhe in particular compare it a slur, similar to calling a human an "ape".
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).
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