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Fairy Sexy
No, you can't tinker her bells.

"You're a... you're a complex Freudian hallucination having something to do with my mother and I don't know why you have wings, but you have very lovely legs and you're a very nice tiny person and what am I saying..."
Peter, Hook

A particular form of Our Fairies Are Different, namely a pixie that's young, female and attractive. Doesn't generally wear too many clothes, sometimes just leaves or flower petals. If the fairy is far smaller than human, Fridge Logic may ensue.

The trope has at least some historical basis going back to Greek Mythology, where just about every Nymph was Ms. Fanservice.


Examples

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    Multiple Media 
  • Disney's cashing in on the sexy Tinker Bell thing with the Disney Fairies spinoff.

    Anime & Manga 

    Art 
  • Luis Royo's painting "Wings of Dreams" (contained in the art book Malefic) shows a nude fairy (riding a rat and menaced by a snake) with the caption "The story of snowy days, or fairies and moons. A place where long ears don't reduce the size of breasts, where butterfly wings don't force legs closed, where moonlight doesn't weaken a sensuous look and where danger doesn't wake up fear but challenge."
  • A lot of Jasmine Becket-Griffith's work invokes this.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Fantasia has lengthy segments of tiny, (non-detailed) nude fairies who bring dew, Autumn, and frost during the Nutcracker suite.
  • Crysta from FernGully.
  • Peter Pan: Tinker Bell. Since it was a different day, her first appearance lacked a Magic Skirt.
  • The Blue Fairy from Pinocchio is a slender fair-skinned blonde that wears an elegant glittery blue dress. When she offers the position of conscience to Jiminy Cricket he is somewhat dumbstruck by her beauty.
  • Elinore from Wizards, who is ditzy and the size of a full-grown human.
  • An obscure animated movie called The Magic Voyage had a Moon Fairy named Marilyn who fits this trope.
  • The Tooth Fairy from Rise of the Guardians. Not in the traditional sense, but fans agree that her design is very beautiful.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Green Fairy Absinthe from Moulin Rouge!. Indeed, most depictions of the Green Fairy fall under this — but Moulin Rouge! has Kylie Minogue. Who is briefly voiced by Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Narnia: In the 2005 film version, dryads can only become visible as blowing leaves, flower petals, etc., but they often take the shape of sexy humanoids wearing nothing but the petals.
  • Peter Pan: Tinker Bell.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past in the 2004 film musical of A Christmas Carol has this appearance.

    Literature 
  • Laughing Sisters, barmaids and Fanservice in Bloody Fist tavern, Waterdeep. They also help deal with "problem customers". And always giggle.
  • Holly Black's Modern Tales of Faerie series portrays many types of faeries as much more beautiful than mortals — if a little bit inhuman-looking along with it.
  • Holly from Artemis Fowl.
  • A male example: Tybalt, the Cait Sidhe king from Seanan McGuire's October Daye series, definitely falls into this category and almost always appears in tight leather pants.
  • Applecore in The War of the Flowers. Theo is somewhat disturbed when people ask if they're together, and to learn that the size difference can apparently be resolved through (magical) surgery.
  • The Dresden Files describes most Fae as being of unearthly beauty. Even the ones you could step on. Harry's buddy Toot-Toot is just as beautiful as the Lords of Faerie, just scaled down to about six inches. The small fae are never described in any sexual terms, but the human-sized ones like Maeve, Lea, Aurora and Mab are an entirely different story.

    Live Action TV 
  • Supernatural: Dean is attacked by a fairy (one too small for the audience to see) and gets distracted for a couple of seconds when he realizes it's a "tiny naked lady".
  • All the fairies of Once Upon a Time have been played by attractive young women.
    • The Blue Fairy's outfit contains Absolute Cleavage. Although, while in Storybrooke, the fairies' human personas are nuns, so they dress more conservatively, even after regaining their memories and power.
    • Tinker Bell wears a short green dress similar to the one in Disney's animated version of Peter Pan.

    Pinball 
  • The butterfly fairy from Farfalla, who's wearing nothing but a gossamer robe and a smile.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons, as explained here.
    • In AD&D 2nd Ed. Sylph was summonable "elemental-kin". Always Female, as they reproduce by laying eggs, and what hatches from these are always one more female sylph.
  • A common trait of the Fairest from Changeling: The Lost. All changelings are shaped by the purposes for which they were used while they were in Arcadia, and the Fairest are those changelings who were made to satisfy the aesthetic or sexual whims of their Fae masters. As a result, even those Fairest who started out unattractive will come out the other side looking quite pretty... although whether you consider that a good thing depends on your perspective.
    • Many other changelings are similarly warped by their Durance, coming out of Arcadia looking significantly different from how they did when they entered. Sometimes, it results in this trope, but other times, not so much.
  • The raksha of Exalted can reshape their physical forms at will, which means they'll usually give themselves the sexiest body they can manage (assuming they're not trying to scare you, at least). This satisfies their famously enormous egos, while also making a great lure for drawing mortals close to feed on.

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    Western Animation 

     Other 
  • While more innocent fairy costumes are popular among young girls for fancy dress parties and Halloween, Hotter and Sexier versions of fairy costumes are popular with older teenagers and adult women for Halloween.
  • nVidia's Dawn demos.


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