Long Hair Is Feminine: With the exception of Tecna, all the Winx members have flowing hair. In the beginning it used to be at the hips, but then increased to the knees when in a transformation of Enchantix or above, as well as in later seasons.
Bloom is the new girl attending Alfea, from Earth. After saving Stella from Knut, the ogre, who was attacking her back on Earth, Stella realized that Bloom had magical powers, and took her to Alfea, school for fairies, in Magix.Bloom is essentially the newbie fairy, learning to use her powers. Bloom also wishes to know exactly what powers she has, what gives her her powers, and where she's from, exactly. While she has nice adoptive parents on Earth, she realizes that she's probably not even from Earth.Among her clique, Bloom seems to be a natural-born leader, despite being new to the whole "fairy stuff." The other Winx girls look up to her, and see her as their unofficial leader. It is not always for the best, though, as Bloom sometimes makes careless errors that hurt her friends. Bloom also has a tendency to get self-righteous with her friends, which comes off as annoying. And still, she can jump the gun at times, coming to conclusions for no apparent reason
The Mentor: Becomes this to Roxy in season 4. "Roxy, you're doing great! I'm so proud of you!" She's ideal for this role because she was in Roxy's shoes during Season 1, though her situation was slightly different.
Modest Royalty: She's far more comfortable being a regular girl than being a princess.
Justified, since she was raised as a regular girl.
Official Couple: With Sky. They start dating early in season 1, though Bloom is reluctant to admit her feelings at first. The two almost break up when Sky's true identity and engagement to Diaspro is revealed, but they patch their relationship back together. They continue to have trouble with Sky being jealous of Avalon and Andy while Bloom is concerned about Sky and Diaspro's past, but they stick together and Sky eventually proposes to her, which she accepts.
Rookie Red Ranger: When the group was formed, she had almost no experience at using magic and/or fighting witches and monsters, unlike the other four, and was more of a liability than help. She got better as the season went by.
Temporary Superstar: Season 3 and both movies. During then she became much more powerful than the rest of the Winx and was frequently the only one who could even stand a chance against the main villain, whether it be Valtor or the Ancestral Witches.
Stella is one of the members of the Winx Club at Alfea, school for fairies. Stella is the princess of Solaria, a place she speaks highly of. She is considered a delinquent at Alfea for her antics, which is why she's a year older than her class. Because she's so self-conscious about her physical appearance, Stella may come off as being vain, but still cares deeply about her friends. Her powers come from the sun and the moon.
Action Fashionista: She has a very large wardrobe selection, though it's not typically worn in battle.
Attention Whore: While she is a good person at heart, she always wants her friends to say how good she is. At one point she makes fake emergencies calls to her friends so that they can attend her make shift fashion show.
Beta Couple: With Brandon. They start dating early in season 1 when she's under the impression that he's Prince Sky. When his true identity is revealed she's initially angry, but they make up and Stella doesn't mind him not being a prince. From then on they hold a fairly steady relationship, even when other ladies like Amentia and Mitzi throw themselves at Brandon.
Berserk Button: Expect a minor tantrum if you mess up her hair or clothes or interrupt her when she's getting dolled up.
Book Dumb: She's an idiot in school, hates studying, and tends to have the lowest grades, but she's perfectly knowledgeable on plenty of things when not in school.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Has some shades of this in the show. Is a straighter example in the comics.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not a moron by any means, but she can sometimes make those around her wonder what goes on in that head of hers. But if any of her friends or loved ones end up in danger, she'll be the first ready to spring into action and she will kick someone's ass.
The first time Bloom went Dark Bloom she easily shrugged off the best shots of Flora, Musa and Aisha. Then Stella attacked... And that hurt, even with a near miss. Stella's comments a moment later implied she missed willingly because a bullseye could have disintegrated Dark Bloom. And it was before any power-up.
Dumb Blonde: Although not particulary stupid, Stella shows to be really thick at times, and it is mentioned several times that she always gets the lower grades at school. It's implied that this is more due to her not taking her schoolwork seriously rather than that she doesn't know it.
Badass Princess: Her royal lineage doesn't stop her from defeating evil witches and monsters.
The Fashionista: She has a large selection of clothes, and she often designs various new clothes for herself and her friends. By season 5, she's decided that she wants to become a fashion designer.
Flanderization: While Stella was always a bit vain, in the earlier seasons, she usually learned her lesson and did mature a little as time went on. Season five seems to have not only erased that maturity, but upped her childishness to eleven, with her throwing actual tantrums over not getting her way. Also, see Attention Whore above.
Freudian Excuse: As a little child, she had to wear braces and was ridiculed by other kids. That drove her into her current obsession over physical appearance.
In an episode of the first season, she said her parents didn't pay much attention to her unless she brought home a bad report card. That might explain why she's such an Attention Whore at times.
Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's got long blond hair, and she's very sweet and nice most of the time, though she can occasionally be a brat.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Stella is vain, and often selfish and egocentric. Clothes and beauty are of utmost importance to her, and she gets upset when someone ruins her clothes, or hair, or physical appearance in any way, and she became Brandon's girlfriend because she thought he was a prince. However, Stella has risked her life many times when her friends, family or boyfriend were in trouble, and remained faithful to Brandon after finding out that he wasn't a prince at all - she was more pissed off about him lying to her than not being of Royal Blood.
The Lancer: She's Bloom's best friend, and she supports her the most out of the whole club.
Stella's powers comes from the sun and the moon. However, she only used moon-based powers twice during the whole series. This becomes so egregious that the Nickelodeon dub cuts out ANY relation between her and the moon; she announces herself as "Stella, Fairy of the Shining Sun."
What happened to her ring-scepter?
Voiced by: Ilaria Latini (Italian), Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Stephanie Sheh (Movie 1, Rai English), Kerry Williams (4Kids), Alejandra Reynoso (Nickelodeon)
Flora is one of the members of the Winx Club at Alfea, school for fairies. Her powers come from plants, and nature in general. Flora is very kind, gentle, sweet, and mature. She is able to keep her head on her shoulders in a crisis, and is not one to panic. She is known as the goody two-shoes of the group, a position she likes having.
Badass Adorable: She's cute and is vulnerable to panicking a lot, but she's just as effective at fighting as the rest of the Winx are.
Beta Couple: With Helia. Flora gets a crush on him when they first meet, but takes awhile to reveal her feelings to him. Once she works up the courage to confess to him at the end of season 2, they immediately start dating and seem to have little to no problems in their relationship.
Beware the Nice/Quiet Ones: She's kind of shy and the gentlest of the Winx, but push her too far and she will prove just how hard nature is.
Voiced by: Gemma Donati (Italian), Sarah Mc Cullough (Season 1- 3rd episode of Season 3), Anik Matern (4th episode of Season 3 to Season 4), Lisa Ortiz (4Kids), Romi Dames (Nickelodeon)
Musa is one of the members of the Winx Club at Alfea, school for fairies. Her powers come from music. Musa puts up a tough front in front of others, but deep down, she tends to be the most sensitive of the Winx girls, and gets hurt the most easily. Part of that may be due to her sad family life. Musa's mother had died, and her father is often away doing tours, not having much time for his daughter, leaving Musa feeling lonely. Despite being the fairy for all types of music, she tends to favor hip hop.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: She has a crush on Riven despite his really bad attitude. When they get together he softens up a little bit.
Beta Couple: With Riven. She's crushing on him early in season 1, but he doesn't reciprocate and instead dates Darcy. During season 2 they start to get closer, especially at the Red Fountain Concert and in the Wildlands. Riven eventually gains feelings for Musa, and they start dating at the end of season 2. They have a lot of arguments however and broke up once when Riven thought Musa was getting too close to Jason Queen. Riven regrets breaking up and manages to win her back over, but their relationship remains unstable.
The Big Girl: Her sound based powers are very destructive and hard hitting.
Token Minority: Despite the fact she isn't even from Earth, Musa's facial features and sometimes her clothes suggest that she's Asian. The supporting cast does feature several other Asian characters such as Jared of season 2. Word of God states that she's based upon Lucy Liu.
Tsundere: She flip flops between with being sweet with Riven and fighting with him all the time.
Voiced by: Domitilla D'Amico (Italian), Leslie Karls (Season 1 - Season 2, 6th episode), Jodie Resther (Season 2, 7th episode - Season 4, Movie, CinÚlume), Dani Schaffel (Seasons 1 and 2), Rebecca Soler (Season 3) (4Kids), Morgan Decker (Nickelodeon)
Tecna is one of the members of the Winx Club at Alfea, school for fairies. Her powers come from computers, and technology in general. Tecna is highly intelligent. Like any good nerd, Tecna thoroughly enjoys math and science. She spends a lot of time doing things on her computer. As intelligent as she is, though, she does not always understand non-technical things, like manual labor. Some of the simplest things, like brooms and buckets, are completely foreign to Tecna.Tecna is not very good at expressing emotions. She looks for logic behind everything and is not good at understanding emotional-based decisions. She also does not outwardly show a lot of concern for her friends, though deep down, she truly cares for them all and would do anything to help.
Badass Bookworm: She spends a lot of time researching her next assignment or how to complete the Winx's next goal, and she is plenty capable of handling herself on the field.
Barrier Warrior: While all of the girls can create barriers for defense, Tecna is the one most often seen using shields to defend herself and others.
Beta Couple: With Timmy. Both are awkward at expressing their feelings, but they fall for each other and are officially dating by season 2. Tecna breaks up with him when she thinks Timmy is an incompetent coward who doesn't understand her, but Timmy proves himself and they get back together. They hold a steady relationship afterwards, though they prefer to communicate through electronics.
Covert Pervert: She created a virtual simulation for herself where she could have some "unique" experiences with Timmy. Notable because earlier she barely understood what dating was.
Cyborg: Word of Dante, surprisingly not Jossed, though there is little in show evidence for it, with the biggest evidence being that she didn't succumb to the sleeping gas given off by the Black Willow as quickly as the other girls.
Disney Death: In the middle of season 3, she was trapped in the Omega Dimension after saving Andros from being destroyed and thought gone by everyone. Thankfully, she managed to survive long enough to get a message out to the others, enabling the others to find and rescue her.
Ditzy Genius: Tecna may understand everything to do with technology, but knows nothing about non-technical things. She once thought a bucket was to be worn on her head and a broom could be used as a portrait feather duster.
Gadgeteer Genius: She's built plenty of technological things, including an inter-dimensional transporter and a barrier buster to get through the barrier around Alfea.
Voiced by: Laura Lenghi (Italian), Lucinda Davis (CinÚlume), Mela Lee (Movie 2), Vasthy Mompoint, Christina Rodriguez (4Kids), Keke Palmer (Nickelodeon)
Aisha is a fairy who is a student at Alfea, school for fairies, and is a member of the Winx Club. She is a princess in the Andros (Realm of Tides by 4Kids), and has the ability to rearrange a substance called Morphix (sometimes referred to as plasma) to all sorts of objects and weapons.In the original version, Aisha is extremely opinionated and open minded. For her early appearance, she is rather distant towards romance and males. It's later discovered she was arranged to be married, which possible contributes to wariness of romance.She is quite athletic and is also a linguist. Her bold personality causes her take a more independent action, so she often doesn't ask for help. She has proven to be just as skilled as the Specialist when it comes to fighting.In the 4Kids version Aisha (dubbed Layla) seems to be a bit of a feminist, believing that girls are just as capable as guys at anything, and she tends not to crush on guys at all. Until Season 3. Whereas the others look to the Specialists as heroes and great help against the witches and other troubles, Aisha sees the guys are more or less kinda' useless, believing the fairies can handle things better. This is actually from anger from being forced into an arranged engagement, and it gets toned down when she finally meets the guy.
Badass Princess: Her status as the princess of Andros doesn't stop her from defeating enemies all the time.
Beta Couple: With Nabu. He approaches her under a false name because he wants to know the girl he's betrothed to. After Nabu assists her several times, they start dating, and Nabu is forced to reveal his true identity, but she doesn't mind. They get along very well, culminating with Nabu proposing to Aisha, who eagerly says yes. Unfortunately for her he died soon after.
The Big Girl: One of the Winx's best fighters, and she gets a lot more physical with her opponents than the other girls do.
Her Heart Will Go On: Nope, sorry. Nabu doesn't come back to life at the end of Season 4. She's still mourning him during season 5.
Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Her parents arrange to marry Nabu, even though she's never even met him and is vehemently opposed to the marriage. When she meets Nabu under the disguise of Ophir, the two fall in love, though the parents decide to cancel the marriage anyway.
Rebellious Princess: She hated the strict rules she had to follow as a princess, and avoided going back to Andros for as long as possible until Valtor attacked.
Revenge Before Reason: After Nabu's death, she's willing to do almost anything to get revenge on the Wizards of the Black Circle, including teaming up with a volatile Nebula, imprisoning Morgana, and fighting her friends.
Sixth Ranger: She doesn't appear or join the club until season 2.
Token Minority: She's the only black fairy amongst the main girls, not so in the supplementary cast.
Tomboy: Very much so, shown in series to be far more athletic than the other girls.
Tomboy Princess: She doesn't want to be a traditional girl princess, and it's implied it's part of her rebellion against her traditionalist upbringing.
Voiced by: Alessandro Quarta (Italian), Danny Brochu, John Penate (Movie 1's trailer) (RAI English), Marco Vivio (Movies), Dan Green (4Kids), Matt Shively (Nickelodeon)
Prince/King Sky is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.For the first several episodes, Prince Sky poses as Brandon, in order to avoid attempts on his life by assassins sent by enemies of Eraklyon, during which time Bloom falls in love with him, and he falls in love with Bloom. Despite being royalty, Sky doesn't seem very happy about it until he met Bloom.
Amnesiac Lover: In season 5, Sky takes a hit for Bloom from Icy, injuring him and causing him to fall from a great height. He's miraculously alive from the fall, but now he doesn't know who Bloom or anyone else is. He does get better, though.
Arranged Marriage: In Season 1, he was engaged to Diaspro, a noblewoman and princess of Eraklyon.
Back Stab: How he helped kill Mandragora in the first movie.
Badass Normal: Shown prominently in the movies, or when something dear is on the line like in Season 5.
Cool Sword: His first phantoblade. Upgaded in Season 6 where he gets a better elemental sword capable of doing sword beams.
Give Me a Sword: When Icy turns Oritel and Marion into living ice sculptures to force Daphne to reveal the secret of Sirenix to Tritannus, she and the other Trix decide to shatter them anyway. Sky quickly armed himself with the dropped Sword of Domino and destroyed their combined attack spell before it could hit the defenseless couple.
The Good King: Becomes this after the 1st movie, though he's back to being crown prince in season 5.
Greater Need Than Mine: Sky refused to abandon his fellow Specialists to save himself when they were under siege by the Army of Darkness after Diaspro tried to pull him out of there. Diaspro tells Sky to forget about them since they are "just expendable peasants", which only angered him and he basically threw her rescue attempt back in her face.
Lonely Rich Kid: As prince of Eraklyon, it's implied that he didn't have many friends while growing up, and he was constantly under the threat of kidnapping by others who wanted the throne.
No Man of Woman Born: In the 1st movie, according to the Ancestral Witches' curse, only a crownless king can remove the Sword of Domino without dying in the process. Unknown to them and even Bloom, Sky had already long since fulfilled those requirements as he was actually coronated as a king, allowing him to pull it out and stab Mandragora.
Voiced by: Massimiliano Alto (Italian), Frank Frankson (4Kids), Mark Hauser (CinÚlume), Adam Gregory (Nickelodeon)
Brandon is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.For the first several episodes, Brandon poses as Prince Sky, under orders by the King and Queen of Eraklyon to protect Sky from possible attempts on his life by enemies of the kingdom. Stella fell in love with him, thinking he was a prince, and was very upset when she found out he was just the squire. Likely, while Stella was certainly upset that he was not a prince, she was more upset that she was lied to. She has forgiven him since, though, and the two now seem very much in love.
Arranged Marriage: Early on Season 2, Brandon and Stella landed on the Underealm, ruled by Princess Amentia, who developed a crush on Brandon and forced him to marry her. Fortunately, she made up her mind in the last moment thanks to Amore's (Stella's boded pixie) intervention.
BFS: His main sword is much larger than the swords the other Specialists use.
Brainwashed: In a comic story, Shilly, a Cloudtower witch, develops a crush on him. She then drugs Brandon with a love potion to have him love her. He gets better when Shilly eventually drugs him an antidote because she believes Brandon loves her naturally and not by the love potion's effects (which was far from the case as he tries to patch things up with Stella from what happened).
The Charmer: Brandon flirts with any girl (fairy, witch, or human) he comes across, but his heart will always be with Stella.
Double Weapon: He sometimes uses a sword with a blade on each end.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Brandon's own charm with the ladies had worked against him at points. Biggest examples are getting himself nearly married against his will to Amentia, then later having Mitzi stalk him.
The Lancer: He's Sky's best friend and always gives him support.
Riven is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.Riven does not get along easily with the other Specialists, preferring to do things his own way, and not appreciative of any help he may get. When dating Darcy, he's even more upset with everyone else than usual, and a real danger to the Winx girls and the other Specialists.Musa has a crush on him, but he's very awkward around her, obviously having no clue how he's supposed to treat a girl.
Badass Normal: He's one of the more effective Specialists in magical battles.
Beta Couple: With Musa, although it doesn't go THAT smoothly.
The Big Guy: He's ferocious in combat and tends to use trickier weapons.
Break the Haughty: When the Trix reveal they were just manipulating him and imprison him in Cloudtower, he's forced to take a long, hard look at himself and his actions. He comes out of it a better person.
Deadpan Snarker: He doesn't hesitate to mock whatever he finds stupid and frequently notices holes in plans.
Dual Wielding: Sometimes he wields his smaller sword and a small mace at the same time.
Face-Heel Turn: In season 1, he grows frustrated with the Winx and his fellow Specialists, and eventually abandons his group, starts dating Darcy, and feeds the Trix information about Bloom.
Voiced by: Francesco Pezzulli (Italian, Season 1-4), Leonardo Graziano (Italian, Season 5), Martin Watier (RAI English), Marc Diraison (4kids), David Faustino (Nickelodeon)
Helia is Saladin's grandson or nephew, depending on the version. He is an art student. He's also a pacifist, though, and does not believe in fighting. His likes Flora, though, and has put aside his pacifist ways to save her: he is not willing to do so for anyone else, though.
Martial Pacifist: Supposedly he's a pacifist, but he seems to have dropped that by the time he joined Red Fountain. His primary weapon, his laser string glove, is more used for restraining than outright attacking however.
Bad Ass: Because of his magical ability, he can stand very well against magical enemies compared to the Specialists. In season 4 he really gets to show off his badassery, especially in episodes 18 and 24.
Back from the Dead: He appears in the second movie, which is supposedly set after the fourth season. Nabu also appeared twice during episode 26, but these probably were animation errors.
Beta Couple: With Aisha. At least until he dies in season 4, after he proposes to her.
Beware the Nice Ones: He got pissed off only once by Duman, of the Black Circle Wizards. Nabu disintegrated him, and then proceeded to kick the asses of the remaining Black Circle Wizards and foil their plan. ''All in less than ten minutes. Doubles as Dying Moment of Awesome, as the effort to do all of that so fast literally killed him.
Perfectly Arranged Marriage: He objects to being put into an Arranged Marriage with a girl he's never met, so he runs off to meet Aisha under the guise of Ophir. The two eventually fall in love, though the parents call off the wedding anyway.
Sixth Ranger: He appears and joins the Specialists in season 3.
Stalker with a Crush: Somewhat more benign, he stalks Aisha for much of season 3 to get to know the girl he is supposed to marry.
Token Minority: Like Aisha among her clique, Nabu is the only black guy.
Replacement Love Interest: He's Aisha's second boyfriend, replacing Nabu. Like Nabu he is a wizard from Andros, though he has far fewer powers.
The TrixA group of three witches who formerly attended Cloudtower school for witches. They were the main antagonist in Season 1 and The Dragon of two male villains in season 2 and 3.Tropes common to all of them
Disproportionate Retribution: Darcy and Stormy both do this to Musa at least once. They also turn Mirta into a pumpkin, and cripple Galatea by shattering her wings when all she wanted to do was try to run away. And Icy sicks witches on Musa for slapping her in the face (which was caused by her bitchiness).
Put on a Bus: at the end of Season 3, they go back to Lightrock Monastery. They get a cameo in The Stinger of the first movie, and are completely absent during season 4. However, they return in the second movie as the main antagonists.
Darcy and Stormy do this to Icy and Tritannus in Season 5 after having been fed up with how they were being treated no better than servants.
Terrible Trio: During season 3, where they were less competent than before.
Theme Naming: Icy has ice based powers and Stormy has wind and lightning based powers. Apparently, Darcy comes from "darkness".
Ungrateful Bitch: In the comics. When they were about to die due to their own stupidity, they end up being rescued by the Winx, which they just get angry about.
Villain Decay: Yet again, season 3. They nearly took over Magix in season 1 and generally beat the Winx during season 2. Then season 3 came around and they became barely more than distractions, even losing to Bloom alone. The second movie undid all the damage... and in Season 5, they seem to be almost as dangerous as they were in Season 2.
Experience this in the season 1 finale. Darcy gulps in terror, Stormy simply grumbles, and Icy starts ranting, culminating after her last ditch attack fails. Seconds later, Bloom ends the battle by shooting her out of the sky.
They get a much faster one at the end of season 3: as soon as the guards from Lightrock show up to take them back, Icy and Darcy beg for anything but that, and Stormy faints in terror.
She the eldest one of the Trix sisters. Icy, as one would expect with a name like Icy, has powers of ice and cold, and general freezing powers. She, as well as her sisters, wish to rule the universe. Icy's name describes both her literal powers and her personality: cold-hearted. She hasn't a nice bone in her body; while she does want to rule the universe, she is also mean just for the sake of being mean: she gets kicks out of it.Tropes related to Icy:
Alpha Bitch: When attending Cloudtower, she regularly made fun of other witches and played mean tricks on them, especially Mirta and Lucy.
For the Evulz: Icy was so sadistic she was going to drop a horse hanging for dear life on a branch to its death just for her own amusement.
Hypocrite: When she was fighting four of the Winx at the same time, she complained about how unfair they were being. Nevermind how she regularly hits people from behind or how she and the other two Trix have ganged up on Bloom numerous times in the past.
In the Back: One of her favorite tactics is to blast someone while they're distracted fighting someone else.
Jerkass: When not being flat out evil, she can get downright petty when tormenting others.
Took a Level in Jerkass: The Trix mainly, but it all comes down to Icy. She gained several levels it's not even funny, such as trying to kill Oritel and Marion after the Trix didn't need them anymore, whereas previously she didn't kill Bloom after stealing her Dragon Flame. Planned to drop a helpless horse to its death simply for a laugh. Wasn't above killing Macy to get the Lilo as killing a helpless girl would just be an added bonus. Let's face it, Icy thinks committing homicide is funny.
Lady Macbeth: To Tritannus. While they're not married, she is a massive influence on him, and without her Tritannus probably wouldn't have tried to take over the Infinite Ocean.
Love at First Sight: With Tritannus when they meet in the prison of Andros. She likes how Tritannus tried to assassinate his brother in order to become crown prince. Tritannus reciprocates, and the two plot to rule the Magic Dimension together.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In the 2nd movie, her obsession with wanting to kill Bloom became her undoing, as she accidentally destroyed the tree sapling that sealed off all magical power, which restored the Winx's Belivix powers again. Icy's ancestor was PISSED.
Ungrateful Bitch: Icy and Tritannus get curbstomped by the Winx, then get rescued by Darcy and Stormy. Rather than thanking her two sisters for the save, she brushes it off as nothing to be impressed about.
Voiced by: Federica de Bortoli (Italian), Carrie Finlay (CinÚlume), Caren Manuel (4Kids), Jennifer Cody (Nickelodeon)
She is the second Trix sister. Darcy's powers are more versitile than those of her sisters, able to perform various miscellaneous spells, such as self-replication. She, as well as her sisters, wish to rule the universe.Darcy is evil, but unlike Icy, she tends to be mean to get what she wants, and not just because she can. Darcy understands human emotion better than Icy and Stormy do, but generally uses her understanding to manipulate others: certainly not to help anyone. Darcy is also more prone than her sisters to getting a crush on a guy, though fortunately, she does not go absolutely nuts. But if a cute guy can be of use to Darcy and her sisters, she certainly would not mind.Tropes related to Darcy:
Badass Biker: Is surprisingly good at riding motercycles. In a competitive race no less.
The Resenter: Darcy becomes this to Icy in season 5, hating how Icy makes it sound like she and Stormy are screw-ups to Tritannus. She and Stormy feel as if they're treated no differently than the mutant slaves. The only reason Darcy even goes along with Tritannus is because it's better than being locked up in prison. Darcy and Stormy then eventually ditch Icy and Tritannus entirely after having had it with them. Darcy even gives Icy an ultimatum to choose between staying with Tritannus, or rejoin her sisters again. Icy adamantly chose the former, greatly angering Darcy and causing her and Stormy to leave in rage.
Shape Shifter: She can make herself look like a different person, like when she turned into Stella in season 1 episode 5.
To a lesser extent. Darcy is the most decent of the Trix as in the comic version, she displayed worry when Icy and Stormy disappeared in a scientist's time machine and actually resorted to informing Griffin about it in order to bring them back home.
She doesn't seem to trust Tritannus very much and begins to think that Icy is becoming a different person since joining.
Voiced by: Valeria Vidali (Italian), Sarah McCullough (season 1 to third episode of season 3), Anik Matern (after third episode of season 3) (CinÚlume), Suzy Myres (4Kids), Kimberly Brooks (Nickelodeon)
She's the youngest of the sisters. She has powers over storms and weather, which should come as a surprise to no one. She, as well as her sisters, wish to rule the universe.Stormy is forever grumpy, very quick to anger, and overall less mature than her sisters. She would be completely lost without her sisters, though Stormy herself tends to believe herself to be the most important in the sisters' attempt to control the universe. Stormy also has a very bad temper, and when she gets angry, she is likely to set ablaze whatever happens to be around, living or nonliving.Tropes related to Stormy
Dark Is Evil: His name, powers, and appearance leave little to the imagination.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: When he has Bloom strapped to a stone bed with her legs wide open and is standing over her, there is one angle the scene is shot from that arguably makes it look like he's about to rape her.
Evil Laugh: All the time whenever he's about to complete a scheme.
Evil Overlord: He has a castle, plenty of minions, and is very powerful, though he never controls anything beyond his fortress.
Last Villain Stand: Near his end, he is humiliated by the Winx, loses most of the spells he stole, is abandoned by the Trix, and is nearly crushed by all the water of Lake Roccaluce. He survives and kidnaps the Specialists in order to lure the Winx to Andros and kill them with his last stolen spell, the Spell of the Elements. He ends up losing that and then loses control of his body to the Ancestral Witches before Bloom finishes him off.
Manipulative Bastard: He's very good at pushing people's buttons and making them do what benefits him.
Mind Control: One of his primary powers is to put his mark on anyone and make them his minion.
Troll: Valtor never hesitates to taunt Bloom at every opportunity in order to make her an easy target to kill.
Villain Decay: He grew less confident about himself even as he was well on his way to becoming the most powerful sorcerer in the Magic Dimension. When the Winx got the Water Stars he tried to avoid direct fights and loss much of his intelligence when he went One-Winged Angel.
Villainous Breakdown: Experiences this over the course of several episodes, culminating in the penultimate episode. He was growing disillusioned about how he was still on the run even with all his power and started to see a repeat of his defeat by the Company of Light when the Trix kept getting beat.
Villains Never Lie: He claims to Bloom that he killed Oritel and Marion. Later he says to her that he absorbed them both into his body. Bloom initially believes him both times. He lied both times. The Three Ancestral Witches locked them up in the Obsidian Dimension.
We Can Rule Together: To Bloom at the end of season 3. He said they could join forces to defeat the Three Ancestral Witches and take take the knowledge of all the planets for themselves. Bloom refuses.
MandragoraThe last surviving member of the Ancient Witch Coven, and main antagonist of the first movie.
The Fairy Hunters/Wizards of the Black CircleThe main villains for season 4. Long ago, they acquired the ability to resist fairy magic and this allowed them to steal all the magic from Earth. They are currently after Roxy who is the last fairy of Earth. They absorb magic and defeat fairies by plucking off their wings. There are four of them; called Ogron, Duman, Gantlos and Anagon.
Interim Villain: The Trix are the main villains in the first season, and they're still major villains in seasons 2 and 3. They're absent in season 4, and the Wizards take over their role as the primary enemies of the Winx. After they're beaten, the Trix make a return in season 5.
Killed Off for Real: Duman dies at Nabu's hands, while the other three are merely imprisoned in the Omega Dimension.
Killed Mid-Sentence: Duman, already sick and delirious, is rambling that he wants to live when Nabu kills him.
Last Stand: After failing to capture the fairies in the Dark Abyss, Ogron, Gantlos, and Anagan run to the Omega Dimension to hide. When they're followed, Anagan wants to surrender, but Ogron decides to take on the fairies even though they're outnumbered and low on magic. They end up frozen and stuck in Omega for their efforts.
Power Incontinence : Duman got sick after the Earth Fairies were freed and was unable to control his powers, constantly transforming into other forms. It almost killed him, had Nabu not done him in first.
Too Dumb to Live: Duman. He announced their final plan to capture back Earth Fairies before a guy who can teleport and disintegrate things while his pals were powerless in the hands of The Fair Folk, then, while seriously ill, attacked said guy, who had tried to heal him for a few episodes and had just understood how. Less than a minute later, Nabu disintegrated him.
The Three Ancestral WitchesAccording to some, these women were the very first witches who ever existed, and rumors were that they were the most powerful being in the entire universe. They attacked Domino when Bloom was a baby, and reduced it to a frozen wasteland, but they were killed in the process.
Bigger Bad: Being responsible for the destruction of Domino, they are the cause of many of the series's problems. The Trix take over their role to conquer the magical universe, and Valtor was their creation and servant. At the end of season 3, they attempt to directly control Valtor to their will, but he's killed before he can do anything. They become more involved in the movies.
Death by Origin Story: They were apparently killed during the attack on Domino, though they could still live on as spirits.
Posthumous Character: During season 1 when they were thought gone, until season 3 revealed they were still around.
Ultimate Evil: Some of the oldest evil beings in the Magic Dimension and the (metaphorical) mothers of all witches.
Wicked Witch: So far, the only examples close to this trope in the whole series.
TritannusA mermaid prince who is the main villain of Season 5. After his twin brother Nereus is chosen by their father Neptune to become the next king of the seas, Tritannus made an attempt to assassinate Nereus during the coronation ceremony. Tritannus failed, and was sent to prison. After meeting with the Trix, the oil from an oil spill on Earth makes it into the prison. Absorbing it, Tritannus mutates into a monster and uses his new powers to break himself and the Trix out of prison. Tritannus is also Aisha's cousin.
Cain and Abel: He's the Cain, though he eventually settles for just turning his brother into one of his mermaid minions.
The Evil Prince: He considers himself a far better candidate to be king than Nereus.
It's All About Me: He believes he and he alone is worthy of ruling Neptune's kingdom, which is why he didn't take it well when his brother was elected to rule. Now, he believes he's the only one worthy to rule the Infinite Oceans.
Large Ham: Always does evil things with such grandiose.
Love at First Sight: With Icy when the two meet in the prison of Andros. He feels that Icy is the only one who understands him and his lust for power. Icy reciprocates, and the two plot to rule the Magic Dimension together.
Prongs of Poseidon: His trident is his primary weapon, indicating his evilness. He uses it to attack, block attacks, and brainwash people.
Easily Forgiven: In season 3 she brainwashes Sky with a love potion. She gets banished from Eraklyon for this. Come season 5 and she's back on Eraklyon working directly for Sky's father with no mention of her previous banishment. It's implied that Erendor favors her, but the fact that not even Bloom mentions this at all raises a few eyebrows.
Flanderization: She was mad at Bloom for "stealing Sky from her", although apparently she got over it in season 2 (in the dub. She was still sour over it in the original version, although even then the implication was that she was moving on with her own life). In season 3, she suddenly became obsessed with Sky, to the point of making a deal with Valtor.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: She was never a nice person, and even good might be stretching it, but at first she was merely a jerk in the wrong place and ended up victimized. Come season 3 and she brainwashes Sky into loving her, resulting in her banishment. She returns in season 5 apparently reformed, and while she tries to break up Bloom and Sky she does nothing evil and is ultimately looking out for Sky's safety. Then in season 6 she teams up with the Trix in an attempt to assassinate Bloom, putting her squarely on the evil side once again.
Rich Bitch: Very rude towards commoners and doesn't seem to care about anyone other than Sky.
The Rival: Immediately becomes this with Bloom in season 1 due to being attacked by her for no reason and then promptly dumped in favor of her. It's easy to see why she wouldn't have the warmest feelings for Bloom.
Troll: In season 5, Diaspro becomes King Erendor's liason, but she only uses the position to drive a wedge between Sky and Bloom.
Voiced by: Roberto Draghetti (1st voice; Italian), Stefano Billi (2nd voice, Italian), Marc Thompson (4Kids Entertainment), Stoney Emshwiller (Nickelodeon)
An ogre who used to work for the Trix, but he defected. He currently works at Alfea as a janitor.
Mirta is—or was—a witch attending Cloudtower. She is not highly respected there, however, as she does not hold the core values of a witch that her peers do. Currently, however, she is an exchange student at Alfea, where she fits in better. Mirta is a sweet witch who would rather have fairy and witch all get along, whose personality is similar to Flora's, with a good head on her shoulders. At Cloudtower, Mirta was also very alone, not fitting in, however nice she may be to everyone else.
Chew Toy: Because she was the only nice witch in the first season, she was often this for the Trix. Then, she got turned into a pumpkin for managing to outmanuever them with an ability they had previously dismissed as weak.
Perky Goth: Even through all the pain she goes through, she tries to stay positive.
Spanner in the Works: She derails the Trix's scheme to trick Bloom into thinking she was descended from the Ancient Witches. Later, when she's a pumpkin, she spots the Trix's nightmare monster and warns the Winx, allowing them to prepare for it.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Some of the events from season 1 revolving around her character, culminating in leaving Cloudtower for Alfea, suggested that she was going to be the sixth Winx girl. For some unexplained reason and despite having a good friendship with all of them (especially Flora), she never became part of the group. She does manage to get a cameo multiple times, establishing she's still around.
Hollywood Thin: In-show, anyway. She is thinner than the other girls and could be considered underweight, if not anorexic.
Ineffectual Loner: She's always trying to prove herself exceptional, but whenever she does anything alone she completely fails.
Jerkass —> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When trying to become more like the Trix she becomes hostile to Mirta, her only friend. By season 2 she's made up with Mirta, but is still doesn't want to work with fairies.
Miss Faragonda is the headmistress for Alfea, school for fairies, and once a fairy godmother. She is generally kind to her students, though she is willing to put up with no nonsense from them, and will discipline them as she sees fit. As well, she does not take kindly from students from other schools causing trouble at Alfea either and will take action if necessary.
Eccentric Mentor: Keeps plenty of secrets to let the Winx find out things on their own and doesn't hesitate to let them go into danger is she thinks they will come out of it stronger.
Never Mess with Granny: She's old, but that doesn't stop her from defeating any evil that comes in her path or threatens her students.
The Obi-Wan: Her days as a hero are over, so she wants to pass on her knowledge to her students.
Miss Griffin is the headmistress of Cloudtower, school for witches. She believes in spreading the witchiness of witches to all her students, and believes witches to be superior to fairies. She's a former member of the Ancient Witch Coven.
Dark Is Not Evil: She certainly looks dark and evil, but she does have a noble heart.
The Worf Effect: She's beaten by the Trix at the beginning of season 6 to demonstrate how powerful they've become.
Voiced by: Laura Lenghi (Italian), Andi Whaley (4Kids), Holly Gauther-Frankel (RAI English and Pop Pixie), Hynden Walch (Nickelodeon)
The Pixie of Portals and Directions and Bloom's bonded pixie.
Cool Key: It helps her find the way to wherever she needs to go.
Foil: To Bloom. While Bloom is brave and prefers to confront problems head-on, Lockette is easily scared and runs away more. In addition, Bloom is lost in her life looking for her past while Lockette knows where she's going with her powers.
Fragile Flower: She's prone to crying when in trouble and freaks out a lot, especially if Darkar is involved. She manages to grow out of this eventually.
Voiced by: Ilaria Latini (Italian), Jolanda Granato (Italian, PopPixie), Kerry Williams (4Kids), Jessie Vinet (RAI English and PopPixie), Hynden Walch (Nickelodeon)
The Pixie of Love and Feelings and Stella's bonded pixie.
Foil: To Stella. They both are big on love, but Stella usually looks at beautiful things and superficial qualities in love while Amore likes the concept of love itself and pushes it on others.
Love Freak: She's obsessed over love and tries to push couples closer together.
She is the last fairy on Earth and is the focus of the fourth season. She has power over animals, able to sense when they are in danger and to heal them. Has a pet dog called Artu. She is stubborn and independent. She is speculated to be 19 or 16, but it is unknown.There has been a lot of debate over if Roxy is a Winx or not, finally being confirmed that she's not a Winx. Iginio Straffi did want Roxy to be a Winx (he was for the idea of a seventh member). However, the writers and directors opposed to the idea, arguing that seven fairies was too much. Still it's been confirmed that she will appear on at least seven episodes of season 5.
Ineffectual Loner: She's not effective on her own due to her inexperience, but she does well with the Winx.
Kaleidoscope Eyes: Her eyes are of changing colors, but this seems to be due to animation errors.
Let's Get Dangerous: "No more running!" She summons an army of birds and insects which drive the wizards away.
Missing Mom: She doesn't appear to have a mom initially. It turns out her mother is no other than Morgana.
Morality Pet: To Morgana, surprisingly. Despite her quest of vengeance against mankind, she won't hurt her and it's her pleading that caused her to drop her vendetta. It's more surprising when she is her mother.
King Oritel is voiced by: Luca Graziani (Italian; TV Series), Francesco Prando (Italian; Both films), Ethan Murray (both films) (RAI English), Josh Keaton (Nickelodeon)
Queen Marion is voiced by: Rachele Paolelli (Italian; TV Series), Claudia Razzi (Italian; Both films), Larisa Oleynik (Nickelodeon)
King and Queen of Domino, and Bloom's biological parents. Also the founders of the Company of the Light.
Arranged Marriage —> Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Played with: by tradition the heir to the throne of Domino marries a person chosen by the king, but it's implied that they fell in love and proposed first and their marriage was arranged by the previous king to keep up the appearance.
In the second movie Darcy and Stormy attacked him with lethal force, and they were barely a match for him in spite of their advantage in mobility and striking distance and his sword having lost the enchantment. Note that Darcy and Stormy proceeded to kick the ass of the Specialists and the depowered Winx as soon as he left to chase Icy, and bow to his awesomeness.
Battle Couple: They killed the Ancestral Witches. It wasn't enough to fully get rid of them, but given that when they had bodies they were tougher than Darkar...
Bumbling Dad: Please, Oritel, listen to your wife and stop trying to help Bloom...
My God, What Have I Done?: Oritel in the second movie when he banishes Sky from Domino for supposedly "toying with Bloom's feelings" and wouldn't give him the chance to speak in his defense. This angers Bloom and she leaves Domino in retaliation to stay with her Earth parents as she can't stand being with Oritel at the moment. When Marion got Oritel to read Erendor's noted confession, which Sky tried to show him earlier but refused to look at, Oritel realized he screwed up BIG TIME. Now he fears his daughter now hates him for what he did to Sky.
Only Sane Woman: Marion in the second movie: she is the only one in Domino's Royal Family to stop and think for a good part of the movie, and was the first that Sky had to explain himself. Thankfully Oritel started listening to her advice after reading Erendor's confession...
Poor Communication Kills: If Oritel had let Sky explain himself or tried to talk Bloom without invoking the fact they were royalty, half of the plot of the second movie would have been much easier. At least when he arrived on Earth to talk with Bloom he managed to stop himself before he finished to say "I'd wish to talk with my daughter" to her Earth parents (even if it's not clear if Marion elbowed him before he finished the phrase or he did it on his own)...
Sword and Sorcerer: Implied during their days as members of the Company of Light, but Marion doesn't use any magic in the present.
Bloom's deceased older sister. She died while trying to protect her from the Ancestral Witches. In season 5, it's discovered that it was the Sirenix power to turn her into an ethereal being after her death.
Weak-Willed: Even without magic, he seems to be easy to manipulate.
Queen LunaStella's mother.
Chekhov's Gunman: We only saw Queen Luna in a dream of Stella's way back in season 1, then she finally makes an appearance in season 5.
King Erendor and Queen Samera
Voiced by: Paolo Marchese (Italian), Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller (Nickelodeon)
The King and Queen of Eraklyon, and Sky's parents.
My God, What Have I Done?: In the second movie it's revealed that he betrayed Oritel for the sake of saving his own world. He regretted this decision his whole life.
Parental Marriage Veto: Neither of them were too fond of Bloom to begin with, but they accepted her after the Patchamen incident. In the second movie, Erendor forbids Sky from marrying her due to finding out she's the Princess of Domino and because he betrayed Oritel to the Ancestral Witches, he felt that he doesn't deserve to have his family joined.
MatlinMusa's Mother, who was a talented singer. She married Ho-Boe and gave birth to Musa. Matlin fell ill and died when Musa was a child.
King Teredor and Queen NiobeKing and Queen of Andros, and Aisha's parents.
All There in the Manual: Their names were first revealed on the official Winx Club website, but hadn't been brought up in the show until the episode preview for S5 E15 mentions Teredor by name.
King Neptune and Queen LigeaKing and Queen of Andros' underwater kingdom, and Aisha's uncle and aunt.NereusOne of Aisha's cousins, and twin brother of Tritannus.TressaOne of Aisha's cousins, and the sister of Tritannus and Nereus.
Ascended Extra: She and her mother only appeared in two episodes of Season 3, with the latter just being a cameo, but are given bigger roles in Season 5.