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Literature: Rainbow Magic

The Rainbow Magic series is a Children's Literature series written by several authors under the psuedonym Daisy Meadows and illustrated by Georgie Ripper.

Each series of books, while different in theme, generally follows the same basic plot. Jack Frost and his goblins are causing trouble in Fairyland and have stolen or misplaced seven precious artifacts that help fairies do their jobs. These objects have been scattered across the human world, and are guarded by goblins.

Best friends Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker have to get the items back, helping each fairy one by one. Special series books mix it up slightly by having one fairy but three magic objects, and later series have four fairies per series instead of seven.

Its website can be found here for the UK version and here for the US version, and a listing of most series so far can be found here.


This series contains examples of:

  • Action Prologue: The movie opens with Rachel and Kirsty saving Heather the Violet Fairy, then defending the rest of the Rainbow Fairies from Jack Frost.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: King Oberon looks younger and slimmer in the movie than in the books. His beard's less bushy, too.
    • Jack Frost also has this to a lesser degree.
  • Adaptational Modesty: The goblins wear loincloths in the book, but shirts and pants in the movie.
  • Adorkable: Rachel's dad, who's endearing in his attempts to be cool and likes flowers, animals, and other cute things. He's clumsy, too.
  • Ageless Birthday Episode: Books with birthdays in them never reveal how old the birthday person is.
  • Agent Scully: Rachel in the movie, though it's prompted by girls' teasing.
  • All Is Well That Ends Well: Rachel and Kirsty have this to an extent. No matter how bad the things Jack Frost did are, when it's settled they're relieved and ready to have fun for the rest of the day.
  • Alternate Continuity: The movie ignores everything that happened after the first series except the girls' lockets.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Several fairies.
  • Animated Adaptation: A direct to DVD movie was made, though in the UK only.
  • Animesque: The movie has a strange, 80s variant of this. Justified as it was a Japanese co-production.
  • Anvil On Head: This is a Running Gag with Newton the goblin in the movie.
  • Art Evolution: The books' art has gotten cleaner over time, and much more detailed.
  • Artifact Title: Only the first seven books dealt with the rainbow.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The giant snowman in the movie.
  • Audience Participation: Readers voted on Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy and Juliet the Valentine Fairy's names.
  • Bad Boss: Jack Frost can't stand his goblins, especially when they mess up.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the movie, where he fires his Terrible Trio even after they were useful to him, and disrespects his snowman army by saying they're mindless, easily replaceable weaklings.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: The goblins have this mindset, treating the smell of pond scum as perfume and being terrified of puppies and other cute animals.
  • Bad Moon Rising: In Anna the Moonbeam Fairy's book, the girls know something's up when the moon disappears. It turns out the goblins are using fairy dust to create their own moon to hang in the sky.
  • Badass Adorable: Rachel and Kirsty, and the fairies. They're very young, but they defeat Jack Frost every time he causes trouble.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In Sophie the Sapphire Fairy's book, some goblins get turned into goldfish.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Several fairies have outfits that do this.
  • Big Bad: Jack Frost.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Clara the Chocolate Fairy's book, Lizzie the Sweet Treats Fairy arrives to change the chocolate floor into toffee.
    • Doodle the rooster saves Rachel and Kirsty from Jack Frost at the end of the Weather Fairies series.
  • Big Eater: All of the goblins love food, and they're very greedy.
  • Big Good: King Oberon and Queen Titania.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: King Oberon has these.
  • Birthday Episode: Belle the Birthday Fairy's book takes place on Rachel's mom's birthday. And Jack Frost's.
    • The Sweet/Sugar & Spice Fairies series takes place around Kirsty's birthday. The final book has Jack Frost declare it's his birthday every day.
  • Blow You Away: Wind-based fairies can do this.
  • Brainwashed: In the Fashion Fairies series, in Alexa's book everyone is brainwashed to like Ice Blue and only Ice Blue.
  • Briar Patching: In Gabriella's book, the girls beg not to be taken to Jack Frost when they really want to get information from him.
  • Bring Him to Me: Averted in Gabriella's book. When Rachel and Kirsty let themselves get captured, the goblins initially try to lock them in the dungeon rather than take then to Jack Frost. They have to trick their way into being taken to him.
  • The Bully: Lydia in the movie.
  • Butt Monkey: Rachel; whenever something bad happens to the girls it usually falls on her. She's been frozen solid and captured at least 10 times, much more often than Kirsty or the fairy of the book.
    • Both girls become this in Lindsay the Luck Fairy's book.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: The girls are often told by Queen Titania that the magic will come to them.
  • Canon Foreigner: Alpha Bitch Lydia and her Girl Posse were created for the movie, as were the snowmen.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Jack Frost. He causes trouble just because he can, and loves seeing bad things happen to others.
  • Cats Are Magic: Trixie the Halloween Fairy and Lara the Black Cat Fairy have magic cats that help them out.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: A few standalone books of this type were written.
  • Christmas Episode: Holiday-themed books; these are usually Special Editions.
    • Christmas itself is particularly popular, having at least seven fairies devoted to it.
  • Cliffhanger: The Weather Fairy books ended with Doodle telling the girls something; the more books that went on the more he said.
    • Sophie the Sapphire Fairy's book ended with the fairies' flying magic beginning to fade.
  • Continuity Nod/Call Back: Sometimes fairies the girls have met before will show up, and previous books' events are mentioned.
    • Jack Frost's disguise in the Superstar Fairies series is a rapper. He rapped in the movie.
      • Though this could also be seen as a Call Forward, as the movie chronologically takes place before his appearance as a rapper in the books (That is, assuming the movie is canon).
  • Cool Old Lady: Mrs. Croft in Keira the Movie Star Fairy's book, who gets the girls parts as extras in a movie.
  • Cultural Translation: Some of the UK titles and names were changed when imported to the US.
    • Destiny went from a pop star fairy to a rock star fairy, and Izzy the Indigo Fairy was renamed Inky.
    • The Twilight Fairies became the Night Fairies.
    • The Pop Star Fairies became the Superstar Fairies.
    • The Sweet Fairies became the Sugar & Spice fairies.
  • Cute Kitten: Kirsty has a kitten named Pearl.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Kirsty squees upon seeing a baby penguin hatch, and is distracted by it for about half a page.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Night Fairies are very nice.
  • Darker and Edgier: The movie, which calls Kirsty and Rachel's friendship into question, has a gang of bullies pick on the girls, and has Jack Frost aiming to conquer the world. It also has Jack Frost acting much nastier than in the books, to the point of firing his loyal goblins and considering his army of snowmen to be weak and easily replaced.
    • Storm the Lightning Fairy's book has one of the most threatening goblins in the series, as he shot lightning at the girls with intent to harm them. It gets close enough to burn Rachel's coat and Kirsty can feel its heat on her face, and it leaves scorch marks on the floor.
    • Lucy the Diamond Fairy's book was a bit darker than others, as it dealt with the fairies' flying magic fading, causing them to lose their wings. It also had Jack Frost trying to impale the girls with icicles at one point.
    • Juliet the Valentine Fairy's book is more serious than others, as Rachel and Kirsty are compelled to argue for almost all of it, and it shows the consequences when items that make everyone loving are stolen.
    • Autumn the Falling Leaves Fairy's book has the girls experiencing a heat wave thanks to Jack Frost. All of the animals and plants are thirsty, leaves and food won't grow, and the finale of the book has the Ice Castle in danger of completely melting and flooding all of Fairyland.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Weather Fairies series begins with Kirsty on her own, and the series focuses on her hometown of Wetherbury.
  • Deranged Animation: Seen in Jack Frost's rap in the movie.
  • Deus ex Machina: In Danielle the Daisy Fairy's book, the girls are completely incapable of retrieving the flower petal and are saved by a girl who happened to see what was going on.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Happens to the villains in the movie's prologue.
  • Disguised in Drag: One Princess Fairy book has a goblin dressed as a princess, with the narration calling him Princess Goblina.
    • Many other goblins dress as girls throughout the series, especially in the Fashion Fairies series.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: Some of the items, such as the Ocean Fairies' conch shell.
  • Disney Villain Death: In Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy's book, Jack Frost takes a long fall from his candy tower and lands in a milkshake moat. Rachel and Kirsty have to save him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The very first series of books has Jack Frost capturing the fairies because he wasn't invited to a party—even after he was told he could stay and have fun once he showed up to crash it.
    • This seems to be Jack Frost's modus operandi.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The movie attempts to do this with Rachel and Kirsty, and to a lesser extent the Rainbow Fairies. Rachel is quieter and more serious, while Kirsty is outgoing and positive.
  • Dynamic Entry: Jack Frost does this in the movie...which the goblins promptly ruin.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first series of books took a while to establish Kirsty and Rachel before sending them to Fairyland, the goblins were built up as major threats, they had to find the fairies themselves rather than magical items, and Jack Frost was captured at the end and nearly melted until the fairies relented.
    • It was also very clearly meant to be a standalone series. The Weather Fairies series was only made due to its popularity.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: The Princess Fairies.
  • Evil Brit: Jack Frost in the movie, as well as Lydia.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Jack Frost's presence creates cold wherever he goes. In early books the goblins had this too.
  • Evil Is Petty: Some of Jack Frost's schemes are very petty, such as ruining all desserts or taking over the world of fashion.
  • Evil Mask: Inverted in Flora the Dress-up Fairy's book; the loss of her magic mask makes people act like their costumes at a masked ball.
  • Evil Twin: Inverted in Lila and Myla the Twins Fairies' book: when Jack Frost creates a twin, the result is a good-hearted kindly clone named Jimmy Thaw.
  • Extruded Book Product: Seems obvious by now.
  • Fairy Tale: The Fairytale Fairies are in charge of making sure fairytale stories remain fun for all readers and fairytale characters are safe and sound in their books.
  • Fake Band: The Angels, A-OK, The Groove Gang, and Frosty and his Gobolicious Band.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: In-universe with Jack Frost's Ice Blue clothing line, which are all odd, ugly, or hard to wear.
  • The Fashionista: Phoebe the Fashion Fairy, and the other Fashion Fairies who are her helpers.
  • Feud Episode: Juliet the Valentine Fairy's book is like this; Rachel and Kirsty are compelled to argue for almost all of it, only patching things up with the return of the magic candy box.
  • Flat Character: Few of the fairies have distinct personalities.
  • Follow the Leader: Candy Fairies, among others.
  • Food Fight: Rachel and Kirsty start an ice cream food fight in Esme the Ice Cream Fairy's book to get back her magic charm.
  • Food Porn: Cakes and other food items are lavishly described and illustrated. This is especially evident in the Sweet/Sugar and Spice Fairies series.
  • Friend to All Children: Rachel and Kirsty are very kind to younger children, as is Bailey the Babysitter Fairy.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Any fairy that has to do with animals, especially the Pet Fairies, Ocean Fairies, Magical Animal Fairies, and Animal Rescue Fairies.
    • Rachel and Kirsty are, too.
    • Fern the Green Fairy is this, as is Saffron/Sunny the Yellow Fairy.
  • The Generic Guy: Rachel and Kirsty. Return To Rainspell Island gives them the closest to Divergent Character Evolution they'll probably ever get.
  • Genki Girl: Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy is always bursting with excitement, and has to be reminded several times that she can't be spotted by other humans.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The movie has this exchange.
    Rachel: Oh, I know I should just ignore her. But Lydia is such a—
    Kirsty: CARROT!
    Rachel: ...I had another word in mind.
  • Glamour: In the Music Fairies series, Jack Frost used magic to hide the goblins' green skin.
  • Green Aesop: The Green/Earth Fairies series is about ecology and protecting the environment. While the fairies can help in-story, it's up to humans to truly fix things. Rachel and Kirsty are discouraged at first because it's such a big job for two girls, but by telling others, who then tell others, they feel encouraged that the planet can be saved. It also shows the sad, scary consequences of hurting the environment, such as polluted beaches and rivers, smog, climate change, and the threat of rainforests and coral reefs disappearing.
  • Green Thumb: Plant and flower-themed fairies have this power.
  • Guile Hero: Trixie the Halloween Fairy and Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy are fond of pranks and tricking people.
    • Rachel and Kirsty are able to trick and manipulate the goblins, and sometimes Jack Frost.
  • Harmless Freezing: The girls and fairies are sometimes frozen solid, but are always fine once thawed.
  • Harmless Villain: The goblins. Jack Frost himself also qualifies most of the time.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Rachel is blonde, and is one of the main heroes.
  • Heat Wave: Happens in Autumn the Falling Leaves Fairy's book. Jack Frost wanted to skip fall and go from summer to winter, but instead he created an endless summer.
  • Heel-Face Turn: A goblin in Sophia the Snow Swan Fairy's book does this, and Lydia does this in the movie.
  • Heroic Dog: Rachel's dog Buttons has helped the girls at times.
  • The High Queen: Queen Titania is kindly, supportive, and rules Fairyland alongside King Oberon.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Jack Frost stealing the Princess Fairies' tiaras, particularly Eva the Enchanted Ball Fairy's, made his own ball a complete failure.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: The goblins try this in Leona the Unicorn Fairy's book, but it turns out to be a bluff.
  • An Ice Person: Jack Frost, the goblins, and some of the fairies.
  • Impractical Musical Instrument Skills: Izzy/Inky the Indigo Fairy has this in the movie.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In Isabella the Air Fairy's book, a goblin weaponizes cans of air freshener to keep the girls at bay.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: When the girls turn into fairies, they shrink in size.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some of the goblins.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Jack Frost's reason for going after the Green/Earth Fairies was because he wanted goblins to be the only green thing around, not realizing that going green meant helping the environment.
  • Ironic Name: In the movie, the three dumb goblins are named Newton, Leonardo, and Edison.
  • It's All About Me: Jack Frost only cares about himself making it big, not his goblins.
  • It's Personal: Rachel takes it personally when Jack Frost threatens to ruin her mom's birthday party, and when he tries to ruin Kirsty's by stealing her cake.
  • Jumped at the Call: Rachel and Kirsty agreed to help the fairies immediately.
  • Kick the Dog: Any time Jack Frost kidnaps or threatens animals.
    • His speech on the snowman army in the movie, saying that they're mindless soldiers who can be indefinitely replaced. He also fires his goblins despite the fact that they were useful to him.
  • Kid Hero: Rachel and Kirsty.
  • The Lad-ette: Izzy/Inky the Indigo Fairy in the movie.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: The other fairies have this to Amber's puns in the movie.
  • Level Ate: Jack Frost's plan in the Sugar & Spice Fairies series is to build his own candy castle and ruin sweet treats forever.
  • Levitating Lotus Position: Heather the Violet Fairy does this in the movie.
  • Lighter and Softer: The First Reader books, being for a younger audience, are short slice of life tales that don't include Jack Frost.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Rachel was once frozen in mid-air, and Kirsty worried that if she hit the ground she'd shatter into icy pieces.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: In the final Sugar and Spice Fairy book, the return of all seven charms makes Jack Frost's Candy Castle collapse and melt away.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Listing all the different fairies would take quite awhile; there was even a hardbound book with details on all the different series. It was over 150 pages.
  • Long Runner: Over 150 Rainbow Magic books have been published since 2003.
  • Loophole Abuse: The second series published, the Weather Fairies, has this. Jack Frost promised not to harm the Rainbow Fairies at the end of their series... so he harmed the Weather Fairies instead.
  • Loud of War: Done accidentally in Keira the Movie Star Fairy's book; Jack Frost shouting orders through the magic megaphone made it impossible to get close to him until Keira summoned earplugs.
  • Mad Artist: Jack Frost becomes this in the Magical Craft Fairy series.
  • Mage in Manhattan: In The Fairytale Fairy series, characters from fairy tales such as Cinderella and Snow White get lost in the real world.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Spells don't work unless they rhyme.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Jack Frost does this by accident with the magical megaphone in Keira the Film/Movie Star Fairy's book. The day is saved with earplugs for everyone, including the goblins.
  • Man Child: Jack Frost sleeps with a teddy bear, is scared of the dark, and on the whole is very petty and childish.
  • Masquerade: Rachel and Kirsty keep their experiences secret to prevent everyone from finding out about the fairies. They break this rule once with Rebecca Wilson, though she saw what was going on and keeps the secret as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Many of the fairies have these, such as Ruby the Red Fairy or Autumn the Falling Leaves Fairy.
  • The Mentor: Queen Titania, and sometimes the Fairy Godmother.
  • Monster Modesty: The goblins wear loincloths when not disguised, and full human outfits when in disguise. In the movie, they wear shirts and pants regularly.
  • Motor Mouth: Amber the Orange Fairy in the books.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The movie has dramatic music set to a montage of the goblins putting together snowmen.
  • The Muse: The Magical Craft Fairies make and inspire art.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Jennifer the Hairstylist Fairy's book, Rachel and Kirsty accidentally wreck a goblin's wig while trying to help Jennifer. Upon seeing his saddened reaction, they feel incredibly guilty and agree to restore it if he gives back the magic hairbrush.
  • Never Say "Die": Played straight for most of the series, but heavily averted in the Green/Earth Fairies series, which deals with protecting the environment and say that animals and plants could get sick or die if not helped.
  • New Era Speech: Jack Frost gives one in the movie.
  • Nightmare Dreams: Sometimes Jack Frost's mischief causes Rachel and Kirsty to have these.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Jack Frost is this in-universe; when Rachel and Kirsty are telling scary stories, the scariest thing they can think of is Jack Frost.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: In the "Pop Star" Fairies, there are fairies named Adele (Adele), Jessie (Jessie J), Miley (Miley Cyrus), and Vanessa, Frankie, Rochelle and Una are all from The Saturdays (Vanessa White, Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Wiseman, Una Healy}
    • In Brooke the Photographer Fairy's book, there is a dress designer called Ella McCauley, a reference to Stella McCartney.note 
    • The Music Fairies series has "Heddie van Whalen."
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now: Jack Frost says this in the movie right before his snowman army betrays him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Sometimes Jack Frost can be downright nasty, like freezing Rachel solid. Also, a lot of the things he does have very negative impacts on the human world.
    • In some books even the goblins can be this, like when they successfully prevented Kirsty from getting Sophie's sapphire.
  • Odd Job Gods: Every fairy. They range from colors to sports to candy to the days of the week to parties.
  • Odd Name Out: One of the Showtime Fairies, Darcy, is referred to as a Diva instead of a Fairy.
  • Once an Episode: Once per series (usually), the girls travel to Jack Frost's Ice Castle to retrieve an especially guarded item.
  • One-Gender Race: The goblins, though a few books imply that females exist.
  • One Steve Limit: Fairy names are never used twice.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Most of the time, Jack Frost is content to dispatch his goblins to retrieve or protect the artifacts. It's only when they fail at the tasks repeatedly that he goes to do something himself.
    • This is played for drama in the movie, where the fact that he does this while the snowman army does all the work makes them turn on him.
  • Packed Hero: In Pearl the Cloud Fairy's book, a goblin falls into a candy wrapping machine and gets wrapped with a sheet of silver paper and a silver ribbon.
  • Painting the Frost on Windows: Many of the fairies do this.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The girls, goblins, and Jack Frost have used these at some point.
  • Parental Bonus: Some of the characters' names are references to celebrities.
  • Pet the Dog: Jack Frost gets quite a few of these moments, as do his goblins.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: Seen in Gabriella's book; the girls deliberately get captured so they can trick Jack Frost.
  • Plot Coupon: Whatever trinkets Jack Frost stole.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: If whatever Jack Frost stole is related to friendship, Rachel and Kirsty will argue. This is most prevalent in Juliet the Valentine Fairy's book.
  • Produce Pelting: In Ellie the Electric Guitar Fairy's book, Rachel and Kirsty pelt goblins with rotten fruit to make them drop the magic guitar.
  • Pungeon Master: Amber the Orange Fairy in the movie.
  • Rainbow Motif: Seen with the Rainbow Fairies, as well as the series logo.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Jack Frost and his goblins like dancing, fashion, and pop stardom, among other things.
  • The Reveal: There are a couple relating to Jack Frost.
    • The last Night Fairy book reveals that he's afraid of the dark.
    • Belle the Birthday Fairy's book reveals his birthday is the same as Rachel's mom's.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Storm the Lightning Fairy's book, an extra-mean goblin with red eyes shoots lightning at the girls with the power of the Lightning Feather.
  • Revenge SVP: Jack Frost does this all the time.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The baby penguin in Pia's book.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Several UK-specific books are about current events in the monarchy.
  • Road Apples: In Leona the Unicorn Fairy's book, a goblin falls into a pile of horse manure at a stable.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something:
    • Queen Titania acts as a mentor to the girls, and her magic makes whatever Jack Frost stole appear close to Rachel and Kirsty.
    • King Oberon once used his crown to teleport Jack Frost to his throne room and prevent him from causing further mischief.
  • Royalty Superpower: The Princess Fairies are in charge of all fairy magic as well as their own.
  • Rule of Seven: The regular series have seven trinkets for seven fairies.
  • Rule of Three: The special books have three magic trinkets to find.
  • Running Gag: The goblins being terrified of pogwurzels, creatures goblin mothers warn naughty children about.
  • Save the Villain: Rachel and Kirsty have had to save the goblins from being hurt by their own stupidity many times.
  • Secret Keeper: Rachel and Kirsty are this for the fairies, as is oneshot character Rebecca.
  • Sequel Hook: The Weather Fairies series ended with the girls receiving the fairy lockets, which promised many adventures ahead.
  • Series Fauxnale: Many books were written this way due to the series' length.
  • Shock and Awe: In Storm the Lightning Fairy's book, an extra-mean goblin with red eyes shoots lightning at the girls with the power of the Lightning Feather. While it isn't as dangerous as real lightning, it's still very threatening, to the point that no one in the entire book is hit by it directly.
  • Shout-Out: The fake band A-OK is most likely one to Music/JLS as it consists of 4 members and 3 letters.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: The fairy king and queen are named Oberon and Titania, from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ball in the first series of books is the Midsummer Ball, as well.
  • Skepticism Failure: In the movie, Rachel decides it's time to stop believing in fairies despite having met them. The fairies then need their help.
  • Skintone Sclerae: All of the characters have these, but it's most prominent in the movie.
  • The Smart Guy: Saffron/Sunny the Yellow Fairy in the movie.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Inverted. King Oberon is the only known male fairy, though Jack Frost has been stated to be a fairy at times.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Many fairies can do this.
  • Spiritual Successor: The series is receiving one in the Magical Animal Friends series, written by the same 'author.' This series revolves around Jess and Lily, who enter the mysterious Friendship Forest and rescue animals from the wicked witch Grizelda and her Boggit servants.
  • Storming the Castle: Rachel and Kirsty storm Jack Frost's castle often.
  • Strictly Formula: Nearly every series is the same aside from the themes.
    • Alexandra the Royal Baby Fairy's book modifies the formula slightly - it's not Alexandra's magic rattle which gets stolen, but the Royal Baby.
  • Sugar Bowl: Fairyland is this whenever Jack Frost isn't causing trouble, as is the human world.
  • Supreme Chef: Food-based fairies are often these.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Jack Frost often complains about this. It backfires on him in the movie, where he gets smarter henchmen...who betray him.
  • Tag Line: "Unlock the Magic Within!"
  • Take Over the World: Jack Frost tries this in the movie, planning to conquer Fairyland and the human world.
    • In the Fashion Fairies series, he tries to take over the fashion world with his Ice Blue clothing line.
  • Talking Animal: Bertram the frog footman, and Doodle the rooster.
  • Teacher's Pet: Steffi is this in Addison's book, though it's partially due to Jack Frost taking her sense of humor away.
  • Team Mom:
    • Queen Titania is this in the books.
    • Ruby the Red Fairy is this in the movie.
  • Tender Tears: Juliet the Valentine Fairy cries a lot in her book because of the havoc the misplaced objects are wreaking on love.
  • Terrible Trio: Leonardo, Newton, and Edison in the movie.
  • Throw It In: Happens in-universe in Paige the Christmas Play Fairy's book. Jack Frost interfering with a performance of Cinderella forces the girls to improvise.
  • Time Stands Still: Time is stopped when the girls are in Fairyland.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The goblins, which the girls and fairies constantly use to their advantage. Rachel and Kirsty have had to save the goblins from being hurt by their own stupidity many times.
  • Transformation Trinket: The girls' lockets can take them to Fairyland, turning them into fairies in the process.
  • The Trickster: Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy.
  • Tuckerization: Daisy the Festival Fairy shares the name of the series' 'author.'
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Happens to Jack Frost in the movie. He creates a living snowman army and treats them as mindless, expendable soldiers, which makes then turn on him.
  • The Unmasqued World: This trope is why Fairyland must be kept a secret, and why the girls try to stop Jack Frost from doing anything big on Earth.
  • Vague Age: It's never stated how old Rachel and Kirsty are supposed to be. They could be anywhere from very young to middle school aged.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: Jack Frost escapes this way in Joy's book.
  • Villain Ball: Jack Frost holds this in the first book of the Sweet/Sugar & Spice Fairies series. He has all of their charms around his neck, powering his candy castle... so he separates them on Earth for his goblins to guard. There is literally no reason for him to do this other than to separate the series into 7 books.
  • The Villain Makes the Plot: There's a reason Jack Frost is mentioned first in the summary.
  • Villainous Glutton: While most of the goblins aren't fat, they're very greedy when it comes to food. One of the conflicts in the Sugar and Spice series came from them eating Jack Frost's Candy Castle.
  • We Have Reserves: Jack Frost says this in the movie, saying his snowman army is comprised of expendable weaklings that can be replaced infinitely in battle. Said army disagrees.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Lindsay the Luck Fairy has good luck powers.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Rachel and Kirsty, contrasting heavily with Jack Frost's childishness.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jack Frost has attacked Rachel and Kirsty many times with his ice bolts, once attempting to have icicles rain down on them.

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