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A type of SideKick. A character is accompanied by a [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy Creature]], usually of the tiny variety and not one of the [[TheFairFolk mean ones]] (at worst, this character has a [[{{Tricksters}} mischievous streak]]). The Fairy often lends a magical helping hand, which doesn't always work out as planned. HilarityEnsues.

These seem to be ''extremely'' common in video games, to the point of turning into a DiscreditedTrope. One reason for their popularity among developers is that fairies are easy to work with; a [[SparkFairy speck of light with wings]] doesn't need much animation.

See also ExpositionFairy. There's often some crossover with EmpathyPet, FairyGodmother, and since fairies are generally depicted as cute girls or women, FairySexy. Compare MentorMascot.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the manga ''Manga/AquaKnight'', [[ActionGirl heroine]] Ruliya saves a caterpillar from her brother when the two are children. The lucky bug metamorphoses into a butterfly-like fairy named Pinoque, who crosses paths with Ruliya again years later during her quest for knighthood.
* One of the most notable in anime is Cham Hau of the fantasy HumongousMecha series ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'', who sat in the main character's cockpit and shouted encouragement to him. [[spoiler:She's also the only character confirmed by WordOfGod to have survived the series' KillEmAll ending.]]
* [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia England and Norway]] both have these, in addition to a plethora of ''other'' magical creatures.
* The ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' manga has two fairy companions (referred to as Elves in the series) -- Puck, who accompanied Guts during his two-year run as the Black Swordsman but tends to hang around with Isidro now, and Ivalera, who is Schierke's supervisor and tends to dish out magical exposition when Schierke is busy.
* Kero from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' starts out as one of these, and is that way much of the time even after his true form is revealed. His true form is like a mane less male lion with wings and armor, but that is not actually what he is.
* In ''Manga/DragonKnights'', once the fairies are wiped out by a mysterious force, the surviving ones join up with the heroes.
* Falan Fa from ''Anime/GarzeysWing''.
* Rein and Fine from ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagoHime'' [[DoubleEntendre got a pair]] in season 2.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', besides Michel and Poyo, Rena fits this the most, as she has no combat abilities but sticks around to heal the Tree of Life. She also delivers exposition at times.
* The creator and staff of the above series liked Cham so much that she was given an {{Expy}} in their later, notably more [[ScienceFiction Sci-Fi]] work, ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim''. Said Expy, Lillith Fuau, was even [[PigeonholedVoiceActor voiced by]] [[ActorAllusion the same woman as Cham]]. Cham and Lilith even get to meet in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact''.
* To some degree, Fool of ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. [[spoiler: The OAV hints he's actually the reincarnation of a human court jester who had a BodyguardCrush on [[EmotionlessGirl the princess he once served]]. ]]
** Fool also counts as a deconstruction. He can be pretty annoying sometimes, his advice is ''not'' flawless, Sora thinks she has completely gone mad when she sees him at first, and [[spoiler: when she falls in a state of {{wangst}} for a while, she actually '''stops''' seeing him until she picks herself up.]]
* Lily of ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda''.
* While not technically a fairy, Reinforce Zwei from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' acts like this towards her Meister, Hayate. Certainly not helped by her [[FunSize 30cm-ish tall figure]]. She is capable of assuming the size of a human child, but it isn't useful in combat due to draining her mana.
** In the original ''Lyrical Toy Box'' short, it was ''Lindy'' who was the FairyCompanion to Nanoha.
** In the RealTrailerFakeMovie ''Iryou Shoujo Medical Shamal'', ''Nanoha and Fate'' of all people are the {{Fairy Companion}}s to [[Creator/RyokaYuzuki Yuzuko]] Kagura aka Medical Shamal.
* Primera from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' helps Lantis with magic out of gratitude for his [[IOweYouMyLife freeing her from rubble]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The first team that Negi and Kotarou faced as prize fighters in the Magic World StoryArc of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' was a [[BeastMan Tiger Man]] and his Fairy Companion. This particular fairy companion was a lot stronger than most of the usual ones, making effective use of [[GreenThumb plant based magic]] to entangle their opponents and fire massive beams. Of course, once the Tiger Man went down, she gave up immediately since she ''is'' just a small fairy.
** Albert Chamomile (or Chamo-kun) doubles as this and an animal companion. He ''is'' technically a cat-elf fairy... that looks just like an ermine.
* In ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', Doremi and friends all had one. Notably, we do not see Onpu's until the first episode of season 2.
* Every team has at least one fairy in the [[Franchise/PrettyCure Precure]] franchise. In some years each Cure has their own fairy, and in a few series they become the Cures' {{TransformationTrinket}}s.
* In the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga, each of the Planet Senshi has a Sprite that basically looks like a chibi version of their respective ward, though they never appeared in other continuities. At one point, Usagi/Serena was going to have a pet fairy named Diana, The idea was scrapped, but the name was retained for Artemis & Luna's daughter.
* Combined with GhostInTheMachine to create the Guardian Charas in ''Manga/ShugoChara''.
* The Sweets Spirits in ''Manga/YumeiroPatissiere'' are fairies who have to partner with humans and help them make sweets in order to become pastry chefs themselves.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Preservers from ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''. Tiny, cute, with beautiful wings and varied personalities, [[YouNoTakeCandle primitive speech]] ("Highthing squeeze! No can hurt Petalwing!"), and the ability to spew [[TimeStandsStill time-altering]] webbing out of their mouths. Oh, and if you value your sanity, [[BrownNote don't listen to their image song]] too often. Or maybe at all.
* [[Creator/MarvelComics Skreet the Chaos Mite]] is a particularly badass example; mostly since she's a companion to [[SociopathicHero Lunatik]] and ComicBook/{{Thanos}}.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Mr. O'Malley in ''ComicStrip/{{Barnaby}}''. Also a FairyGodmother.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Tatl Beryllia in ''Fanfic/TheBlueBlurOfTermina''. After being separated from her brother and the Skull Kid, and injuring herself in the process, she was forced to work with Sonic until they can find them.
* Krysta for Lightning Dawn in ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''. Named after a certain [[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest other animated fairy]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Allowing for cultural differences, Mushu the dragon in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' might count.
* Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather are a bit of this and a bit of Fairy Godmother for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Marianne, who herself is a fairy, has even smaller fairies that appear to be a different species that performs this trope.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Jack is accompanied by Oona in ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''.
* The Faun's helpers in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''.

* Tiffany Aching, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' young adult novels, has the Nac Mac Feegle, who are probably best considered a warped take on this trope. Yes, they're technically fairies; they just happen to be six inch-high ViolentGlaswegian "Pictsies!". Note, however, that calling them fairies in front of their faces is considered [[http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Suicide suicide]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Harry Dresden has what amounts to a HeroSecretService of faeries led by Toot-Toot. Not really a sidekick as Toot-Toot only shows up occasionally.
** In ''Summer Knight'', though, Toot gives him a FairyCompanion to guide him to the Winter and Summer Ladies in exchange for the latest pizza. This fairy, which is to Toot-Toot what Toot-Toot is to Harry, leaves after she finishes her job.
** Arguably his godmother the Leanansidhe, too, although as one of the [[TheFairFolk Sidhe]] she's less a sidekick and more a very powerful and dangerous nonhuman sorceress who sometimes helps him because she's made deals or something.
* Beatrice Shakespeare Smith in ''Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act I'' by Lisa Mantchev is accompanied by 4 fairies throughout her adventures: Mustardseed, Cobweb, Peaseblossom and Moth, of ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' fame.
* This is also the basis for the novel ''How To Ditch Your Fairy.'' Most people have one, but they can't see or communicate with it. They only know that they have one because they have particularly good luck in one area of life.
* The Francesca Lia Block novel ''I Was a Teenaged Fairy'' uses this trope as its basic plot.
* Literature/PeterPan accompanied by Tinker Bell. TropeCodifier if not TropeMaker.
* Quite a few stories involving SantaClaus, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus'' and ''SilverSpurs'', give him Fairy Companions to accompany him on his sleigh ride. Usually, they unlock the door when the house doesn't have a chimney. (Such stories make you [[FridgeLogic wonder why he bothers with chimneys at all]] but that's another matter.)
* In the first book of the ''Literature/{{Sword of Truth}}'' series, Kahlan has a companion by the name of Shar, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent who is a night wisp.]] Shar helped Kahlan keep her sanity when she traveled through the boundary, but as a result of the boundary, as well as Darken Rahl's influence and power, she and her kind are dying.
* Subverted in the offbeat novel ''Top Dog''. The hero (a dog) attends a meeting held by the evil side of the setting's battle between the forces of good and evil with a tiny sprite spy hidden in his ear. After the meeting, he sends her off to report what they have heard to the other good guys and she happily flies off [[spoiler: and gets swallowed by a bullfrog.]]
* Applecore from Creator/TadWilliams' ''War of the Flowers'' is a classic example.
* Syl from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' is not exactly this, but she often takes a form similar to the classic fairy companion, though without wings.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'''s fourth season Halloween episode "Fear, Itself" when Willow tries to create a fairy to guide her and the Scoobies out of the haunted house and it ends up chasing her. Scary fairy.

* The ''Jade Regent'' Campaign from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} features a character called Spivey, a [[http://www.pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Lyrakien Lyrakien]] Cleric of [[http://www.pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Desna Desna]]. Spivey used to live in a cemetery, until the [[PlayerCharacter PCs]] came by. She then joined their caravan and followed them on their quest, quickly earning the nickname "[[FairyCompanion Death Pixie]]", since most of her skills were focused on graveyard maintenance, at that point. She's always flitting around, [[SmallAnnoyingCreature dispensing invaluable moral advice]] and trying to get the [[PlayerCharacter PCs]] to [[GroupHug be nicer to each other]].

->'''Spivey:''' [[MotorMouth There'sacoupletravellersahead! Weshouldfeedthem.]]\\
'''Harold:''' Ah, Spivey! How do you fly with that heart of gold?\\
'''Spivey:''' Oh, well... [[SarcasmBlind Desna gives me wings]]!\\
'''Misty:''' [[TheDitz Her heart is made out of gold?!]] How do you know? ''[Visibly starts to ponder whether she should [[CuteAndPsycho reach in, pull it out and check]]]''\\
'''Harold:''' Y'know, with the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Good Outsiders]], I wouldn't be surprised.\\
'''Misty:''' ''[Grabs Spivey and shakes her]'' She's not heavy enough to have a heart made of gold?\\
'''Koya:''' Misty, that's not how we usually hug!
-->-- ''Jade Regent, episode 13''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition can have that via leadership feat or as a {{familiar}}. Known fairy-like familiars include: Grigs (MM1), Pixies (MM1), Sylphs (MM2), Thorn (MM3), Petal (MM3), Eladrin Coure (BoED).
** This is also one suggestion for Pixie adventurers in the [[TabletopGame/NentirVale 4th Edition]] book ''Heroes of the Feywild''. Of course, being {{Player Character}}s, they tend to be quite a bit more badass then most examples.
* One kind of Azata (ChaoticGood Outsider) in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' looks like the iconic butterfly-winged fairy, and is available as a familiar to characters with the Improved Familiar feat.
* ''TabletopGame/TheSmallFolk'' are supposed to keep out of sight of humanity, but there are hints that some human "magicians" actually have or had the aid of one or more of these beings.
* Muses in ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}'' are accompanied by Sprite-like creatures called Whisps. Which is amusing, as the Muses themselves are fairy-like, making them and the Whisps ''each other's'' [[FairyCompanion Fairy Companions]].

* In ''Theatre/JacobMarleysChristmasCarol'', Marley is assisted by a Bogle, a mischievous imp the size of a raisin who looks like a miniature Marley. In mythology, a Bogle was a spirit made for the simple purpose of perplexing mankind.
* Tinker Bell, in ''Theatre/PeterPan''. Possibly the TropeMaker, ''definitely'' the TropeCodifier.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Anime/AgentAika'' gives every player a fairy companion called a Pran. And yes, they do have their own personalities, and will frequently mouth off to your army commanders. They also have a bad habit of refusing to use their magic to help you at the worst possible time.
* ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' has "Naggi the patronising firefly" pestering you with obvious at during the tutorial level, much to The Nerd's annoyance. [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Bet you can't guess who she's a parody of?]]
--> '''Naggi:''' Hey! Listen! I'm Naggi The Patronising Firefly, and I'm here to help-
--> '''Nerd:''' Oh fuck no...Go away!!
--> '''Naggi:''' Press the "A" button to jump! Hold it down to jump higher!
--> '''Nerd:''' Jump button to jump? You're a fucking genius! Now leave me alone!
** You also have the option to shoot her dead, once you reach the end of the tutorial level, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing which many players tend to do.]]
--> '''Nerd:''' (after shooting her) You want to hold my hand through a video game?? I'm the fuckin' Nerd! Bitch!
* [[{{Meido}} Fiona's]] ending in ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' showed her being accompanied by one in the Elemental World in her quest to become human again.
* In the first two games in the ''Videogame/{{Awakening}}'' series, Princess Sophia is guided by Mira, a fairy assigned to her by the Fairy Queen. Starting with the third game, Mira is replaced by a fairy owl named Ran.
* The eponymous character of ''VideoGame/{{Astyanax}}'' has a fairy sidekick named Cutie, who drags him into [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]] to fight the forces of the dark wizard Blackhorn. She occasionally appears as a power-up item, allowing the hero to refill his magic supply, or [[MorphWeapon change the shape of his magic weapon]]. She's also in love with him, and at the end she [[spoiler:gets reincarnated as a human back in Astayanax's own world]].
* Zigzagged in VideoGame/BatenKaitos. The ''player'' is the Fairy Companion for Kalas.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has Airy, the titularly "Flying Fairy." Just take off the "F" and you get her name! [[spoiler:Take off the other F and you get [[TheFairFolk her true]] [[LightIsNotGood nature]].]]
** The sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', has Anne. She's an inversion in that she's the ''bad guy's'' companion, not yours. [[spoiler:She's also just as big of a ManipulativeBitch as her younger sister, described above.]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has, among others, a summonable fairy familiar that can use items to heal you and cure status changes.
* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfMana'', Keldy can't cast magic at all (and until near the end of the game, seems to be nothing more than a BadassNormal caught up in events beyond his control); his fairy companion Faye does it for him. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: fairy + tree maiden + Mana Sword = Mana Tree]].
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'', your PlayerCharacter has one of these. She is called Stella and acts as an adviser to the player.
* [[Characters.DragonRage Adara]] and other Sprites from the game [[VideoGame.DragonRage Dragon Rage]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'': Leonard has one, but unlike many of the other examples here, this fairy is extremely malevolent and seems to have little purpose in life other than making Leonard's own life as miserable as possible, which kind of makes you wonder why he agreed to form a pact (in which he gave up his sight) with the fairy in the first place [[spoiler:given that he has major guilt issues over having lost a battalion of ChildSoldiers because he was off screwing one of them]]. You're likely to cheer when [[spoiler:Leonard pulls a HeroicSacrifice and gets eaten by a giant baby]], because the fairy's struggling to escape his fist.
* In the freeware Roguelike ''Dungeonminder'', you play as an unseen FairyCompanion to an AI hero.
* ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'' gives us Fidget, an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable]] [[CartoonCreature nimbat]] who guards the [[EmpathicWeapon Sword of Ahrah]]. She fills the role of PluckyComicRelief and [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth Wall Breaker]]. She uses a weak attack that becomes [[DeathInAllDirections ridiculously powerful]] when [[{{Combos}} combined]] with Dust's [[SignatureMove Dust]] [[BlowYouAway Storm]].
* Silk from the ''[[VideoGame/FantasticNightDreamsCotton Cotton]]'' ShootEmUp series.
* In a stretch, Montblanc in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. Doesn't get much more fairy in that setting than Moogles, [[VerbalTic kupo!]] Hurdy in the sequel fills a similar role, although he joins much later and isn't as vital to the story.
* In the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''Gaia Master'' series by Capcom, the fairy Variel acts as tutorial and referee. [[spoiler: She's also a secret character in the Dreamcast game.]]
* During the early planning stages of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', they were considering a subversion in a fairy companion that gets horribly killed in the second stage.
* The various elemental Djinni in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' and its sequel.
* ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}'' (the first) has Tippi, a fairy-shaped homunculus, who's basically a voice acted Navi. Her function is mostly to be an ExpositionFairy to compensate for the HeroicMime, though she also has the lovely function of shouting things whenever you battle an enemy. Her little "IKKKEEEEEEEEE!!" is particularly [[strike:annoying]] notable.
* ''VideoGame/GuardiansCrusade'' has Nehani. Really, her [[spoiler:gigantic crush on Knight]] is sweet and all, but she can be a bit of a nag sometimes. What kind of friend ''doesn't'' want you ransacking every house you find for treasure?
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'', the player character is followed around by Finn, the orange, flying, miniature [[SixthRanger sixth harvest sprite]] who [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits gives the character advice]] and [[ExpositionFairy prods him or her to advance the plot]].
* ''VideoGame/IttleDew'': Ittle's sidekick, Tippsie, is a fairy ''fox'' (basically just a fox with fairy wings).
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
** ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'': Kirby does all of the work, while Ribbon collects the titular Crystal Shards [[spoiler:until the TrueFinalBoss battle and Ribbon + Completed Crystal becomes Kirby's EleventhHourSuperpower]].
** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' introduces Elline, who serves as the one creating rainbow ropes for Kirby to ride on. She also helps him out by painting him into a Tank, a Submarine and a Rocket.
* Friday from ''VideoGame/{{Landstalker}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', the pirate Homard has a fairy companion named Papillon. She has a massive crush on him and tends to get extremely jealous towards any other females Homard comes near.
* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is frequently [[ExpositionFairy accompanied by fairies.]] Examples:
** The most famous of them is Navi, introduced in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' has 3 different ones that can each be powered up to raise attack, defense or have the sword beam. Arguably the most useful ones so far, even story-wise.
** The spin-off Nintendo Power comic, ''Comicbook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', also gave Link a fairy companion named Epheremelda, who ''also'' had a crush on Link and at one point abandoned him in a huff out of jealousy of his feelings for Zelda.
*** The American series done by Valiant (''Comicbook/TheLegendOfZelda'') amd based on the first two games, gave him a fairy companion named Miff.
*** Another spin-off comic, a manga based on ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' created a fairy companion named Felicia that disappeared along with the island at the end of the story. She was ''also'' in love with Link. Clearly Nintendo picked up on a trend when they finally added canonical companions to the series, and Miyamoto also stated that [[WordOfGod Navi is also in love with Link.]] He gets around.
** Even ''Tingle'' has one, of sorts, named Pinkle, in ''VideoGame/FreshlyPickedTinglesRosyRupeeland''.
** Skull Kid, the villain of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', had two, Tatl and Tael. Tatl gets separated from them and becomes Link's companion instead.
** The onscreen cursor in the Wii version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' appears as a fairy, although this game's [[TheImp companion]] [[{{Tsundere}} is rather]] [[DarkIsNotEvil different]].
** The ExpositionFairy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', Princess Zelda's spirit, travels in the form of a little glowy ball, resembling a wingless fairy. When she wants to talk, she's your usual, glowing and floating in mid-air, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost-girl]].
** Fi fills this role in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', she travels in the Master Sword, but materializes into a human size fairy to talk.
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', the fairy [[MeaningfulName Proxi]] [[VoiceForTheVoiceless delivers all of Link's lines in his stead]].
* Back when ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame was just a collection of mini-scenarios included in the]] ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' Lyrical Toy Box fandisk, Lindy took the role of a pixie that served as Nanoha's FairyCompanion.
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', the Asian (the player's avatar) is followed by Piko, a fairy being originating from his heart, that only him can see. She's his sidekick since his young days.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' allows you to have a fairy as a familiar, she can be quite useful, as long as the quiet tinkling [[MostAnnoyingSound doesn't drive you completely mad]]
* Issun from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' can be considered a fairy companion, coming from a race of tiny, forest-dwelling spirits. At first glance he might look like a bug, but close-up shots reveal him to instead be a tiny man wearing a beetle shell as a hat.
* The main character of ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'' is helped out by Tear, a fairy LoanShark sent to collect on her father's debts.
** The game explores ''why'' a species would devote themselves to helping humans out. [[spoiler: Because humans were genociding TheFairFolk and said Folk figured this was the best way to have humans want to keep them around.]]
* Kururu from ''VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure''.
* Lilli in ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''
* In ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'', the main character you choose will share a body with a fairy from the Holy Land. Said character will also double as TheChosenOne. [[spoiler: Fairies are also seeds for the Mana Tree.]]
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'':
** The protagonist's first demon ally is Pixie. Although, through the evolution and fusion systems, it can become any number of other creatures, some more horrible than others. However, keeping whatever creature would be considered the "descendant" of the original fairy all the way through the end of the BonusDungeon will cause it to turn back into its fairy form... but [[GameBreaker far, far more powerful.]]
** Shows up again in the ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' BonusBoss fight with the Demi-Fiend, clearly powered-up, slinging dark matter around. Mind you, the rest of his demonic allies are clearly ''not'' pixies!
* And Pixie returns as the first mandated demon ally in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney''.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' is traditionally accompanied by a dragonfly named Sparx who acts as a dynamic LifeMeter of sorts, with his color and/or presence indicating how many hits Spyro can take before dying.
** A straighter example may be Zoe the fairy, while Sparks only speaks in speedway stages in the third game, Zoe is quick to stop you in the middle of your path and [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper remind you of stuff you've already known for a while.]]
* A cute, diminutive fairy princess named Sugar is one of the 4 Guardian Beasts a player can be accompanied by In the GBA game ''Summon Night: Swordcraft Story''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' actually features a lot of different 'Pixl' partners who are basically powerups that can be switched out. You also have your (mostly) constant companion [[ExpositionFairy Tippi]], who actually serves an important purpose in the plot...
* Mieu in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
* ''Videogame/WonderProjectJ'' has an {{Exposition Fairy}} named Tinker, who's actually a mechanical construct.
* In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' games in general, mana spirits sometimes manifest as fairy-like creatures.
* ''VideoGame/OneWayHeroics'' gives your player character(s) Iris the Fairy, who not only gives you helpful advice during the adventure, she will also provide post-mortem breakdowns and try to teach you better tricks whenever your adventurer [[HaveANiceDeath eventually croaks]]. However, she can get all mopey if you neglect her while adventuring.
* In ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'', Aurora has a newborn elemental spirit as her companion named Igniculus. He's quite helpful, incorporating [[BlindedByTheLight bright light]] to slow down and/or stun enemies, as well as [[LightEmUp illuminating brightly]] to unlock certain chests or light up dark passages.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Rotom]] becomes this, possessing the Alola Pokedex to serve this role. It's also the second instance of a [[TalkingAnimal talking Pokemon]] in the core Pokemon series.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Best Fairy Ever from ''WebComic/AxeCop''. Abilities include a shrinking poison spray, a giant poison spray, and the capability to fly inside a bad guy and either slice or punch her way out.
* Fawn in ''Webcomic/{{Bardsworth}}''.
* Kiwi in ''The Dreamland Chronicles''.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Susan can summon a fairy companion. [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-04 It looks like Nanase, and acts on Susan's subconscious.]]
* Flint from ''Webcomic/MyRoommateIsAnElf''
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has a moth-like fairy named Duster who serves as a one of these to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Heathcliff Sinclair]], however he is somewhat unconventional as fairy companions go as he speaks in [[YouNoTakeCandle broken english]] and is a lech who hits on any girl fairy he meets ([[CasanovaWannabe to little success]]). He also provides Cliff a [[WonderTwinPowers magic boost]] that allows him to to perform the [[PlayingWithFire Siara Special]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' basically uses this Trope as its premise.
* Glitter the [[TheEighties legwarmer]]-clad(!) Fairy from ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo''.
* As mentioned above, Spryte from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' TV series.
* Glomer, the [[SidekickExMachina awful little Gremlin thingie]] in the ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' cartoon.
* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' has her Sprites, especially Twink.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has several different companions depending on the location.
** The Winx got a bunch of Pixie companions in season 2, and they were popular to the point that they got their own SpinOff a few years later. The pixies have all their own unique powers, such as Amore making people fall in love and Lockette having the ability to find things. They stuck around for season 3 and made an appearance for both movies.
** In season 4, when the Winx opened the Love and Pet shop, they each got their own Fairy Pet. Aside from flying, they didn't have any powers, but they still tried to help the Winx on occasion.
** Season 5 introduces the Selkies, who are similar to the Pixies in that they are more active in helping the Winx. Initially guarding the portals to each world in the oceans of Andros, they bond to the Winx and become their guides and companions in the waters and the Infinite Ocean.
* Tikki and Plagg from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''; they serve as the heroes' TransformationTrinkets by performing a FusionDance with them.