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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: The guys.
- Wrench Wench: The girls.
Bobble and Clank
- Adorkable: Bobble is very cute, clumsy, and awkward.
- Big Fun: Clanck is a large fairy, and pretty fun to have around.
- Butt-Monkey: Bobble goes through a bit of slapstick here and there.
- Distracted by the Sexy: In the first movie, when Tink first shows up in her classic mini dress, Bobble and Clank quickly forget the fight they were having just seconds ago. Considering that Tink is the poster girl for the Fairy Sexy trope, this isn't much of a shock.
- Ditzy Genius: Clanck is skilled at building, but lacks intelligence towards simple things at times.
- Fat Idiot: Clanck good enough at tinkering, but he can be pretty dense at times.
- Gentle Giant: Clank is pretty big, and he's also very nice.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Bobble wears corrective goggles (it's All There in the Manual) that make his eyes look huge.
- Nerd Glasses: Bobble is a nerd, and he wears glasses.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Bobble's 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: Bobble has red hair, and wears green clothes made of leaves.
- Those Two Guys: Rare to see them apart.
- Voiced by: Mae Whitman
- Action Girl: She likes adventure big time.
- Adaptational Nice Girl: She's much nicer and more likable in this series than in her original portrayal.
- Be Yourself: Tinker Bell tries to become something other than a tinker when she learns that tinker fairies never go to the mainland. Guess how well that works out.
- Berserk Button: As seen in The Great Fairy Rescue, she really hates it when she hears a human say fairies don't exist.
- Character Tics: Her whole body going red when she's ticked off.
- Fairy Sexy: Tinker Bell's outfit is skimpy even by fairy standards.
- Gadgeteer Genius: It comes with being a tinker fairy.
- High-Pressure Emotion: Whenever she's enraged her entire body falls into the red zone.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Pretty much sums up Tink in the first movie. She wants to be anything that gets her to the mainland instead of a boring tinker fairy.
- Iconic Outfit: She gets this when she first appears in her green mini-dress partway through the first movie.
- 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: Quite the plucky one, we may add.
- Prim and Proper Bun: Has a bun.
- 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.
- Suddenly Voiced: Having been The Voiceless in animation and only spoken in comics prior to these movies.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: In the books.
- Tsundere: Often towards Terence.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Terence after he brought her a compass and broke her scepter accidentally in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
- Will They or Won't They?: Played with in Tink & Terence's relationship. They basically act like friends, with no hint of a romance aside from a very close friendship, but it's obvious that's where the fans are supposed to think it's going (even other characters do). There's a gag in The Secret of the Wings where Periwinkle asks Tinker Bell "is he your boyfriend?" and Tink just goes "UHHHHH..." and the scene cuts away.
- Voiced by: Jane Horrocks
- Apron Matron: Wears an apron made of leaves.
- Large and in Charge: She's in charge of the tinker fairies, and somewhat more bigger than they are.
- Prim and Proper Bun: The prim sort, and has a bun in her hair.
- 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: A redhead, and wears a green dress made out of leaves.
All animal fairies
- Friend to All Living Things: To animals; hence their title.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: They are good with animals, hence their title.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pretty girly, and has these.
- Redhead In Green: Her dress is made of green leaves, and a redhead.
- Voiced by: America Ferrera (2008), Angela Bartys (2009-2014), Ginnifer Goodwin (2015)
- A Day in the Limelight: Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The NeverBeast is more of a Fawn story (to the extent that Ginnifer Goodwin (the voice of Fawn) is billed above Mae Whitman in the end credits).
- 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.
- Art Evolution: Looks notably different in "Legend Of The Neverbeast".
- 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: In "Legend Of The Neverbeast".
- Does Not Like Shoes: Fawn doesn't wear any in Great Fairy Rescue and some of the Pixie Previews that seem to be set around that time period.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: A fawn is a deer specie.
- Nice Girl: She's willing to help out any animal, even if it puts her in danger.
- 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.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Girly's Rosetta in "Rosetta's Daring Day".
- Token Minority: Fills the Latina slot in the movies, if her original voice actress (America Ferrera) is anything to go by.
- You Don't Look Like You: Fawn got a more toyetic redesign for Legend of the Neverbeast, along with a new voice actor.
All Light Fairies
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Can make rainbows out of light.
- Light 'em Up: They are light fairies, so it's to be expected.
- The Power of the Sun: Can move sunbeams in different positions.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Raven-Symoné
- Ambiguous Disorder: Seems to suffer from a panic/anxiety disorder.
- Flanderization: Over time, Iridessa's gotten more anxious and panicky.
- Meaningful Name: Comes from 'Iridescent'.
- Nervous Wreck: Iridessa constantly is neurotic and freaks out easily.
- Properly Paranoid: Very squeamish and since getting to know Tinkerbell, usually dreads whatever invention she comes up with.
- Sassy Black Woman: At times.
- Token Minority: Fills the black slot in the films.
All Water Fairies
- Elemental Powers: Water, of course.
- Fragile Flower: It makes sense they cry easily, since they are water fairies.
- Tender Tears: Water fairies are very prone to crying.
- 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.
- Determinator: Very, very persistent.
- 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: Kind, friendly, and sweet.
- Meaningful Name: Means 'Queen'.
- Voiced by: Lucy Liu
- Asian Airhead: Her head is in the clouds most of the time, and an Asian.
- 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.
- Flanderization: Over time, Silvermist has gone from a bit silly to flat-out weird.
- 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: Her hair is extremely long.
- Token Minority: Fills the Asian slot in the films.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Went from only a little goofy to outright strange as the series went on.
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.
- Voiced by: Kristen Chenoweth (2008-2010), Megan Hilty (2011-2015)
- A Day in the Limelight: Pixie Hollow Games focuses on Rosetta and Chloe.
- Brainless Beauty: A cute fairy, but not particularly smart.
- Chatty Hairdresser: Rosetta is this, without the hairdresser part. But in the "bloopers" in the second movie's special features, she can be seen giving a manicure to an owl... Yes, you read that correctly.
- 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: Has green eyes and red hair.
- 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.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly to Tomboy's Fawn in "Rosetta's Daring Day".
- Insufferable Genius: Offers advice to other garden-talent fairies, whether they want it or not.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Usually.
- 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: She usually likes being alone, and does not talk much.
- Voiced by: Brenda Song
- 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.
- Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
- Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
- Large and in Charge: He's much bigger than the other dust fairies, and he is their leader.
- Man in a Kilt: He wears a kilt. He is Scottish too.
- Voiced by: Jesse McCartney
- Adorkable: He sure has had his moments.
- Demoted to Extra: He pretty much disappears after Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and usually makes non-speaking cameos.
- 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: Has an acorn top as a hat.
- Nice Guy: He's good-natured and helpful.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Tinkerbell after he brought her a compass and broke her scepter accidentally in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
- Voiced by: Christina Hendricks
- Action Girl: She's quite tough.
- 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.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She is never seen or even mentioned in Neverbeast or any of the follow-up comics despite the fact that she seemed to have become a permanent member of Tink's group and enthralled all of Pixie Hollow with her unique talent at the end of Pirate Fairy.
- High-Heel–Face Turn: Was the only female member of James' crew, and redeemed herself after being saved from drowning.
- Letting Her Hair Down: After she leaves Pixie Hollow and joins the pirates.
- Lightning Bruiser: Zarina is fast when she flies despite not being a Fast-Flying fairy.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A fairy who is also a pirate.
- 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: Became part of James' pirate crew before her Heel–Face Turn.
- Wild Hair: As pointed out by Rosetta.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Almost. Hurt that no one appreciated her talent and devastated after she was fired from her life’s purpose, Zarina stole the blue dust, which was vital to all life in Pixie Hollow. Luckily she came to her senses and took the dust back from the pirates before any damage was done.
All Fast-Flying Fairies
- Blow You Away: Their purpose within nature is to create winds, e.g. to aid pollination.
- Super Speed: compared to other fairies.
- Voiced by: Pamela Adlon
- 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: Snarks at anything whenever she can.
- 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: Her eye color is grey.
- 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.
- Becomes something like a Type A Tsundere after a while. It is, after all, Vidia who is shown wiping away a tear saying goodbye to Gruff. This makes her, aside from Fawn, the only one to definitely shed tears over it.
- 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: Her hair almost reaches her feet.
- 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: She's highly vain about her ability to fly fast.
- 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.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After the first movie.
- Unknown Rival: To Tinker Bell.
- 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
- An Ice Person: Natch.
- Voiced by: Lucy Hale
- Demoted to Extra: After Secret of the Wings. She only had a non-speaking cameo in The Pirate Fairy.
- Genki Girl: Fun-loving and spirited.
- Long-Lost Relative: To Tinker Bell. Both get born from the same laugh but Tinker was the one who reached the Pixie Dust Tree in Pixie Hollow while Periwinkle got lost by the wind and reached the Pixie Dust Tree's branch in the Winter Woods.
- 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.
- Wolverine Publicity: Periwinkle doesn't take over the story, but, since she's a Breakout Character and it was shortly after her first appearance in Secret of the Wings that the series was announced to be cancelled due to low toy sales, merchandise has been shilling her every chance they get. She was in The Pirate Fairy for two thirty-second cameos but got more merchandise for that movie than Iridessa, Fawn, and Vidia combined, all three of whom were present throughout the main plot!
- Voiced by: Grey Delisle
- Genki Girl: Even moreso than Periwinkle; she seems to be on constant sugar high.
- Motor Mouth: Gliss is known to talk fast.
- Voiced by: Debby Ryan
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually towards Gliss.
- 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"
- Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
- 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: A hat made of a leaf.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Anjelica Huston
- Does Not Like Shoes: At least according to the chapter book story "Barefoot".
- Action Girl: In Fairies and the Quest for Neverland, when she leads the fairies in a battle against the dragon Kyto using an earring as a shield.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Sometimes her hair is dirty blonde, sometimes she's a brunette. It kind of varies depending on the lighting of the scene.
- The High Queen: Towards all of Pixie Hollow.
- 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: She might be queen, but she doesn't take it dead seriously.
- Requisite Royal Regalia: In the movies, a dress made entirely of pixie dust, a crown, and large glowing wings. In the books, long, elaborate gowns made of rose petals and a tiara she has a habit of adjusting when she's trying to concentrate.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Particularly in the books.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Milori. They got better.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Timothy Dalton
- 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.
- Voiced by: Rosario Dawson
- 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.
- Not So Stoic: She, of all people, is one of the fairies who were crying when Gruff had to sleep for another millennium.
- Tomboy: A rough and tumble powerhouse in a slick scout uniform.
- The Stoic: She always manages to keep her cool no matter what the situation is.