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All Tinker Fairies
- Badass Normal: In fairy terms anyway, they don't have any special powers but are quite good at coming up with gadgets.
- Mr. Fixit
- Wrench Wench
- Butt Monkey
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Bobble wears corrective goggles (it's All There in the Manual) that make his eyes look huge.
- Nerd Glasses
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is Phineas T. Kettle III (Three, not the Third), Esquire - but he's never once referred to as such besides in his own introduction.
- Redhead In Green
- Action Girl
- Actor Allusion: In The Pirate Fairy, Zarina's multicolored pixie dust leaves Tinker Bell with Silvermist's water talents.
- Berserk Button: As seen in The Great Fairy Rescue, she really hates it when she hears a human say fairies don't exist.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Fairy Sexy: Tinker Bell's outfit is skimpy even by fairy standards.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though she's been softened up greatly from her original movie portrayal, she can still be impatient, temperamental and self-centered. Her jerkish qualities are stronger in the books than in the movies, though even in the movies she can be a bit of a jerk — The Lost Treasure being the most prominent example.
- Plucky Girl
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Constantly, a lot of the problems in the films are usually caused by her.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Tinker Bell's appearance isn't altered much from the 1953 film, so her overall appearance is oddly simplistic compared to the other characters.
- She's Got Legs: Her short dress accentuates her long, curvy legs, and it doesn't help that they get a slow pan up them when she's first revealed in said dress. The results are quite funny.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: In the books.
- UST: With Terence after he brought her a compass and broke her scepter accidentally in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
- Apron Matron
- Large and in Charge
- Prim and Proper Bun
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She may not appreciate some of the shenanigans the tinker fairies pull, but is quick to recommend they take a break if they look overworked.
- Redhead In Green
All animal fairies
- Ambiguously Brown: Has olive skin, but also freckles and brunette hair. Though considering her Latina original voice actress (America Ferrera) also has freckles, it's doesn't mean she's not supposed to be Latina.
- Breakout Character: Despite being just a standard recurring member of Tink's friends in the films along with the other girls, she gets her own starring role in The Legend of the Neverbeast, and a new celebrity voice actor in Ginnifer Goodwin.
- Disney Death
- Does Not Like Shoes: At least in Great Fairy Rescue and some of the shorts she doesn't.
- Fluffy Tamer: With Gruff in The Legend of the Neverbeast.
- Foot Focus: In the short "Volley Bug" there are a couple of closeups of her feet dangling in the air.
- Tomboy: She's very physical and energetic, and wears shorts, contrasting most Fairies, who wear dresses. However, she switches it up for a more toyetic design in The Legend of the Neverbeast, putting on a girly dress/skirt made of butterfly wings. She's still rather physical, though.
- Token Minority: Fills the Latina slot in the movies, if her original voice actress (America Ferrera) is anything to go by.
All Light Fairies
- Flower in Her Hair: Fira's hair is full of flowers.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Was referred to as "Moth" in her first appearance. This was apparently Retconned so that "Moth" is her nickname.
All Water Fairies
- Baleful Polymorph: Rani is transformed into a bat by mermaid song in the second book, with her consciousness trapped inside. By the end, the bat agrees to trade places with her, becoming a kind of Greek Chorus in her mind.
- An Arm and a Leg: Rani had to trade her wings to save Pixie Hollow.
- Disability Superpower: Fairy wings soak up water, making it impossible to swim. Since Rani has no wings, she doesn't have this problem.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a beaded headband.
- Nice Girl
- Asian Airhead
- Cloudcuckoolander: Displays traces of this at times. In one of the shorts, she spacily-stares straight ahead while Fawn is tossing everyone seeds to plant.
- Literal-Minded: In Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure when Terrance tells her Tinker Bell exploded she thinks he means Tink literally exploded until he elaborates that he meant she lost her temper.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Token Minority: Fills the Asian slot in the films.
All Garden Fairies
- Floral Theme Naming: Among them Rosetta, Iris, Lily, Ivy, and Chloe (which is Greek for "green shoot").
- Green Thumb: Garden fairies instinctively know how to care for different plants.
- The Ditz: A mild case but she does have a problem focusing on things and focuses way too much on her own appearance, even in times of great duress.
- Flower in Her Hair: Wears a rose blossom in her hair.
- Hartman Hips: They are huge. Even compared to Tinker Bell's!
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead
- Southern Belle: In the films and the shorts, she's voiced with a Southern accent.
- Terrified of Germs: Ironic, since she's a garden fairy. In The Great Fairy Rescue, she takes off her shoes to cross the muddy waters, and complains about getting mud on her bare feet. She nearly ruins the team's chances in The Pixie Hollow Games by refusing to get dirty. Extra ironic when she becomes an animal fairy in The Pirate Fairy, with bugs lining up around her, much to her horror.
- Insufferable Genius: Offers advice to other garden-talent fairies, whether they want it or not.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Un-Sorcerer: Iris is incomplete. She doesn't instinctively know how to take care of plants and has to write down what she learns in a notebook to remember it.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She tends to be a loner and one of her interests is watching grass grow.
- Nice Hat: It's a big, yellow flower.
- The Quiet One
- Adorkable: She's new and eager to do her best, making her this. Her nervous, but genuine, enthusiasm in The Pixie Hollow Games is a shining example of the trope.
- Catch Phrase: "Dig down deeper and break the streak!"
- Tomboy: Complete with short hair, an affinity for sports and a tomboyish voice.
- Adorkable: He sure has had his moments.
- Demoted to Extra: After Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
- Everyone Can See It: The other Dust Talent Fairies poke fun at him for his attachment to Tink.
- Neat Freak: In Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, he cleaned off Tinker Bell's work bench - while she was working.
- Nice Hat
- Nice Guy: He's good-natured and helpful.
- UST: With Tink.
- Action Girl
- Alchemy: The main conflict of The Pirate Fairy kicks off when Zarina creates different kinds of pixie dust related to various fairy talents, using a speck of blue pixie dust as a base. She even refers to it as alchemy at the end of the movie.
- Beauty Mark: One under her left eye.
- Break the Haughty: When she is betrayed by James and the other pirates, imprisoned in a lantern, and thrown to her intended death.
- High-Heel–Face Turn
- Letting Her Hair Down: After she leaves Pixie Hollow and joins the pirates.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Non-Standard Character Design: Her face and eyes look a little more naturalistic than the rest of the Fairies, and her outfit is MUCH more complex and detailed. She looks like a character from another series transplanted into Pixie Hollow. Opposite of the more simplistic Tinker Bell.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Most regular Fairies are only moderately stronger than you'd expect a five-inch tall person to be — it took four of them to carry a block of ice that's about six inches on each side. Zarina on the other hand successfully engages in a swordfight with a human being, and even pushes him back after blocking his sword-thrust with a blade the size of a sewing needle!
- Pirate Girl
- Wild Hair: As pointed out by Rosetta.
All Fast-Flying Fairies
- Super Speed: compared to other fairies.
- Alpha Bitch: At first.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She eventually comes to terms with the rest of the gang, and stops being so rude and nasty to everyone. She's now just mildly-arrogant and snarky.
- Break the Haughty: In Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Vidia occasionally does the decent thing and she seems to have a soft spot for Prilla in the books. She's also not willing to see Tinker Bell killed and pinned to a board in The Great Fairy Rescue, despite being frequently annoyed by her.
- Demoted to Extra: The antagonist of the first film, but has no speaking lines in the second. A major character again by the third, but just "part of the cast" in the next couple (albeit with the most lines of the non-Tink cast in The Pirate Fairy).
- Does Not Like Shoes: At least in the chapter books.
- Elemental Powers: Air, in the films. Although her talent is explicitly fast-flying, the first movie shows her also having the power to manipulate air to create tiny whirlwinds.
- Expy: In design, she's similar to Megara.
- Gray Eyes
- Heel–Face Turn: In the first Tinker Bell, she and Tinker Bell are enemies. In Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, she develops a change of heart and becomes friends with Tink and the other fairies. She's still snarky and crabby like before, but is also willing to laugh with the others and even engages in group hugs.
- Irony: Winds up as a tinker fairy during the switched talents subplot of The Pirate Fairy. She does not take this well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: An egotistical, vain sort of fairy, but is horrified when Tinker Bell is captured by humans and looks about to be victimized like a pinned butterfly collection. She also does genuinely like Prilla. She even helps Iridessa breathe through her panicky moments.
- Loners Are Freaks: The supporting material includes a lot of commentary about the other fairies not wanting to be around her because she's so grouchy and snarky.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Happens in The Great Fairy Rescue when Lizzie takes Tinkerbell in the house, because she slammed the door of the makeshift house. This is one of Vidia's first signs of her change of heart.
- Oh Crap!: She suddenly gets one after accidentally revealing her thistle plot in front of everyone.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Shadow Archetype: For Tinker Bell.
- Sixth Ranger: While not really a Five-Man Band to start with, Vidia does joins Tinker Bell's gang after her reformation in the third movie and appears to be Tink's unofficial second in command.
- Smug Snake
- Smug Super
- Super Speed: In Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand, Vidia wishes to be able to fly as fast as she wants for as long as she wants. Although she has fun at first, she soon realizes there's no longer any challenge in flying and grows bored with flying altogether.
- Unknown Rival
- Villain Exit Stage Left: In the first film, after she is punished by Queen Clarion to gather up the Sprinting Thistles and return them to Needlepoint Meadow, she flies off and is not seen again for the rest of the movie.
All frost fairies
- Genki Girl
- Long-Lost Relative: to Tinker Bell.
- Star-Crossed Lovers/The Not-Love Interest: Periwinkle and Tinker Bell's relationship is even compared to an actual pair of star crossed lovers despite the two being sisters. Though, the actual starcrossed lovers in Secret of the Wings were Milori and Queen Clarion.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Lazy Bum: As a contrast to Gliss, she usually just kicks back and slacks off when she can.
- Only Sane Fairy: Seems to regard herself as this, only to demonstrate almost immediately that she's Not So Above It All.
Dewey "The Keeper"
- Audience Surrogate: Fills this role in Fairy Dust & The Quest For The Egg.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: In Fairy Dust & The Quest For The Egg. Prilla is the only known fairy who didn't know her talent upon arrival in Never Land.
- Genki Girl: Highly energetic, one of her Character Tics is that she'll do cartwheels in the air when she's happy.
- Morality Pet: One of the few fairies Vidia will be genuinely nice to.
- Nice Hat
- Nice Girl: One of the sweetest and kindest fairies you can imagine. In Fairy Dust & The Quest For The Egg Rani at one point speculates if Prilla's talent is "being sweet."
- Teleporters and Transporters: Prilla's talent is instantly "blinking" to the Mainland. It works almost exactly like Prue's Astral Projection in Charmed.
- Unreliable Illustrator: David Christiana draws Prilla to look like a child in Gail Carson Levine's books, even though it's explicitly said that she wouldn't look like a child to a human.
- Does Not Like Shoes: At least according to the chapter book story "Barefoot".
- The High Queen
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: In The Secret of the Wings. She was the one who made the rule of the border and feels terrible about it since it keeps her apart from Milori but it was necessary since crossing the border is dangerous.
- Proper Lady: Just try and find a flaw in her propriety. Well, aside from the bit at the end of Secret of the Wings (jokingly chided by Fairy Mary).
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Requisite Royal Regalia
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Particularly in the books.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Milori. They got better.
- Big Damn Heroes: At the end of Secret of the Wings, Milori comes to save the day with his squadron of owls.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His pushing the snow machine into the river and the machine getting stuck making endless snow was what caused a freeze that threatened destroying the Dust Tree.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the heartbreaking things about Secret of the Wings is that Milori is completely right about it being dangerous for winter and warm fairies to cross the border. It is later revealed that he was the fairy whose wing was broken when he crossed the border.
- Badass Adorable: For such a tiny fairy, she's incredibly tough and totally fearless — she'll take on great hawks many times her size and win.
- Tomboy: A rough and tumble powerhouse in a slick scout uniform.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: She, of all people, is one of the fairies who were crying when Gruff had to sleep for another millennium.