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The Fairly Odd Parents: Tropes D to J
"All of these tropes! Clearly this was the work of... FAIRY GODPARENTS!!"

This page covers tropes found in The Fairly OddParents.

Tropes A to C | Tropes D To J | Tropes K to R | Tropes S to Z | YMMV


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    D 
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Crocker, as seen in a time travel episode.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Darkness in Wishology.
  • The Dark Side: Dark Laser's dark suit, Bob the Boil, Anti-Cosmo wanting Timmy to be his evil anti-godchild.
  • Dartboard of Hate: Used often. One memorable one is Mama Cosma against Wanda.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Dark Laser.
  • David Versus Goliath: Timmy vs. Francis.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Norm the Genie again. What do you expect when it's played by Norm MacDonald?
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Twice for Vicky, once for Trixie. All have a Reset Button.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Used when they turn the show into a Noire style detective film trying to find out who kidnapped Wanda.
    Jorgen: "And why is that corner of the room still black and white!?"
    • Used twice in "Meet The Oddparents" to the same effect as above.
  • Demoted to Extra: These days, every character who isn't Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda, Poof, Sparky later on, Crocker, Timmy's Dad, or Jorgen.
    • Timmy's best friends, Chester and A.J. From being two major characters in the early seasons, they now appear very sporadically, often in non speaking roles. A.J. seems to have suffered the worst from this trope and for the live action movie, they appear in at most three scenes and they only have an interaction with Timmy in next to the last scene.
    • It's most evident with Veronica after season five and Francis after season six, both seeming to borderline fade away.
    • Trixie Tang seems to have suffered from this also, especially after Season 7. Tootie as well besides the live action movies.
    • Don't forget about Vicky. She was the main antagonist in the early years of the show, but nowadays she rarely shows up after the intro video.
    • Foop has been the only recurring Anti-Fairy seen since his debut episode. All others seemed to have disappeared entirely for now.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "Oh no, it's Chester, the worst player on the team! That's how he got the nickname Chester, the worst player on the team!"
  • Depraved Dentist: Dr. Bender
    A.J.: Don't you hear the scary music and the thunder? And see how it's nighttime all of a sudden? He's mean! He's a dentist! He's a mean dentist!
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Subverted. Pretty much everyone in Dimmsdale knows Vicky is evil, especially her parents. It's mostly Timmy's parents who don't know it. The one time they DO figure it out in "Channel Chasers" Timmy hits the Reset Button.
    • They figure it out again and fire her later on when she tapes over the parents' dance rehearsal video. Contrived Coincidences follow.
  • Different for Girls: Timmy in "The Boy Who Would Be Queen",
  • Dirty Coward: The Mayor in School's Out, the Musical!
  • Disappeared Dad: Cosmo's dad.
  • Disney Creatures of the Farce: In one episode Vicky becomes nice and summons animals to help her clean the house. It doesn't end well.
    • Happens in the episode "Squirrely Puffs" as Mrs. Turner leads her troop of Cream Puff girls up a mountain, only to be accompanied by all the woodland creatures. They are eventually driven insane by the animals' constant singing, braiding of their hair and moose massages. The animals turn feral.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the Halloween Special, Remy Buxaplenty's father unleashes hounds on Timmy and his friends because he thought their costumes were bad.
  • The Ditz: Cosmo, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, and Catman.
  • Ditzy Genius: Crocker. He can construct a portal to Fairy World, just by being on-the-edge insane.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Crocker's freakouts due to his issues with fairies seem a tad....orgasmic. When his therapist Dr. Fancyfree does it as well, it doesn't exactly help the cause.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Timmy to Trixie, Mark to Vicky. Tootie to Timmy in an inverted example.
  • Dork Horse Candidate: Timmy runs for class president.
  • Doting Parent: Wanda.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Vicky and her abuse of Timmy is often Played for Laughs although still not to the extent of most other examples. It is shown that Vicky's abuse does have a negative impact on his life in several instances. Indeed, it is one of the reasons -if not the main reason- he has Fairy Godparents outside of his less than intelligent parents.
    • Inverted in one episode where Timmy wishes to be Vicky's babysitter and gets some revenge. He's completely played out as the bad guy, at least until kid Vicky gets the fairies and goes mad with power, and tries to kill him. Then Timmy's the hero again and tricks her out of it.
  • Downer Ending: "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker", where they can't fix Crocker.
    • Lampshaded in "Fairy Idol"
  • The Dragon: The Lead Eliminator
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Jorgen Von Strangle.
  • Driven to Suicide: 'VERY close with Timmy in the Wonderful Life subversion episode, It's A Wishful Life'', although even though neither the word suicide nor the word death is spoken, Timmy's offer to erase himself from existence is essentially an clear enough offer to kill himself.
    • And it's actually encouraged too...
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Cosmo and Crocker have these moments very often.
  • Dumb Blonde: Chester and Veronica.
  • Dumb Muscle: Francis.

    E 
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In the original first season, Timmy was the Only Sane Man, Cosmo and Wanda were equally intelligent, and Vicky feared her parents.
    • In early seasons Timmy losing his fairies didn't include having his memories erased. It wasn't until the Season 3 episode "Origin of Denzel Crocker!" that this became an aspect of losing ones fairies.
  • Easily Forgiven: Mark.
  • Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny.
  • Egopolis: Crocker when he takes over the world in Abra-Catastophe.
  • Election Day Episode: The episode Hail to the Chief. Timmy runs against co-student council presidents Tad and Chad. In a twist Timmy wins but hates being president, so he intentionally gets himself impeached.
  • Elemental Plane: One episode had several. When Timmy wishes to become a fairy and attempts to get to "Fairy World", he first ends up in "Scary World" and "Hairy World". A cow then shows up in Hairy World asking if she's in "Dairy World".
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Timmy in Five Days Of FLARG.
  • Endless Winter: In the TV special "Christmas Everyday!" one of the consequences of Timmy's everyday is Christmas wish is that everyday is a snow day. This made it extremely difficult for him to travel to the north pole to get Santa Claus' help in cancelling the wish.
  • Enfant Terrible: Poof in his terrible twos stage.
    • Foop in a nutshell.
    • Cosmo and Wanda use to be a godparents to a girl who abused their powers in taking out Archduke Ferdinand and kick start World War I.
    • Cosmo himself was shown to be one. Indeed HE is the main reason the fairy council put a restriction on fairies having children.
  • Engineered Public Confession: What Crocker always tries to get out of Timmy.
  • The Epic: "Wishology!"
  • Epic Fail: Timmy's dad once tried to fix a pencil sharpener at work and failed so badly they had to call in THE COAST GUARD.
  • Episode Title Card: Often used since the 30 minute show can have two 15 minute episodes.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: A giant squid is treated as a mythical creature... until one actually shows up.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Trixie Tang
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Chip Skylark
    Chip: "Sometimes it's hard being pretty and talented"
    Timmy: "And delicious!"
    Chip: "What?"
    Timmy: "Uh, my dad said that"
    • Also implied for Timmy himself if Sanjay's obsession with Timmy is any indication. When he became Timantha, A.J. became very smitten with him/her. Also when Timmy was aged up to 16 year old super model both Chester and A.J. seemed to swoon over him
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Crocker may be obsessed with hunting fairies, but when it comes to Poof, he lets him go back to Cosmo and Wanda. Also in the latest live action movie where they go to Hawaii, even though under the influence of the Abra-Cadabrium, Crocker does not want the destruction of Fairy World either.
    • Also, the one line that Vicky will not cross in regards to her horrible babysitting skills is abandoning her charge or losing sight of her charge, as evidenced by her genuine horror when Timmy seemingly disappeared under her watch.
      • Her only fear was for what'd happen to her because of that. To make things clear, the first thing she did upon finding Timmy was exclaiming "I'm saved!".
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Parodied with Juandissimo Magnifico, who is never in a scene wthout talking about how muy, muy macho he is. He also has a habit of tearing shirts to shreds by flexing his muscles. And then magicking a new shirt into existence. And then flexing that one to pieces. The lady fairies love him.
  • Everything but the Girl: Timmy's wishing routinely alters the course of human history... but he can't get the girl, because fairies are not allowed to interfere with true love.
    • Timmy finally wisens up enough to make a wish where he and Trixie are the ONLY people on Earth, and thus Trixie will have no choice but to notice him. He quickly discovers Trixie's obsessive NEED for constant attention and tries to do everything in his power to get away from her.
      • With a fantastic moral to go with it.
    Timmy: "Note to self: Never break up with a girl in the Violent Gardening Tool section"
  • Everythings Better With Chocolate: It's Wanda's favorite food
    • But not "reindeer chocolate"!
      • Eugh!
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Several episodes
  • Everythings Better With Llamas: The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 2
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Abra-Catastrophe
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Subverted with Princess Mandie, played straight with Princess Protazoa
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: That's Life!
  • Everything's Funkier with Disco
    70s Jorgen von Strangle: "Disco..."
    Present-day Jorgen: "...with myself?"
  • Evil Counterpart: Timmy has two and fairies have Anti-Fairies as their evil counterparts
  • Evil Costume Switch: Timmy in Nega Timmy
  • Evil Laugh: Every villain in the series, but special props to the Pixies' monotone version.
  • Evil Lawyer Joke:
    Norm: All right all right, I'll give you three more wishes. Alright smart guy what are your three wishes this time. And seriously you probably wanna do the teeth thing. Common now kid try to out wit me. You can do it. And by that I mean you can not do it.
    Timmy Turner: He's right. I can't, not by myself, If I am going to get Cosmo and Wanda back, and undo all of norms tricks, I am going to need someone as dishonest and devious as a 50,000 year old magical jerk. I wish I had a lawyer.
    Fairy Mason: Yeah, Yeah five aces. Huh? What?
  • Evil Overlord: Crocker and Vicky in Abra-Catastrophe and Channel Chasers respectively.
    • Also the Giant Brain in the episode "Future Lost"
    • As a Running Gag in the Ms. Dimmsdale Pageant episode, the one who recieves the prize to be 'Mayor for a day' is imagined to be this. Mr. Turner wins and makes this happen the exact way it is imagined.
  • Evil Redhead: Vicky.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Mr. Crocker in "Timmy the Barbarian".
  • Evil Teacher: Mr. Crocker at his worst.
  • Evil Twin: The anti-fairies and the Nega-Chin.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: Used to varying degrees often enough, but played with most notably in "Grass is Greener" where Timmy's eavesdropping at precisely the wrong moments leads him to run away from home.
  • Exact Progress Bar: Parodied in "Information Stupor Highway". "-1%" anyone?
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: When Timmy makes a wish where no one had to sleep, everyone in Dimmsdale gets bags under their eyes from fatigue, and various other Gross-Up Close-Up aliments coming from not sleeping.
  • The Exit Is That Way: Mr. Turner is so upset over how unhelpful he was with Timmy's homework he decides to leave Timmy's room. He first enters the closet, then the bathroom, and then he finally leaves Timmy'd bedroom... through the window.
  • Eye Beams: Timmy wishes for this in Father Time, and gives it to his parents when they become the super heroes Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad. Timmy uses this power later when saving his parents, friends, and back-up friends in Unwish Island.
    • His dad's version, though is accidentally meat vision instead of heat vision.
      • He has both. He's just that awesome.
      • His parents briefly believes Timmy has picnic vision.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Truant Officer Shallowgrave.

    F 
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Maryann
  • F Minus Minus: Timmy gets a few of these over the show's run. It's even lampshaded.
    Timmy: "Cool, there's a D in here!"
    • In "Deja Vu" his parents starts to grade him this way once he gets home.
    Dad: "Hey, guess what, Timmy, we're gonna grade you on your performance! We'll give you an A-!"
    Timmy: "An A-minus?!"
    Dad: "Up-bup-bup, questioning the grades, that gives you a B."
    Timmy: "But..."
    Dad: "Talking back, that gives you a C!"
    Timmy: "A C?!"
    Dad: "Raising your voice! D!"
    Timmy: "That's a Q!"
    Dad: "That gives you an F, smarty pants!"
    • What's more hilarious is that after he gets the do-over watch, he does the exact same thing to his dad.
  • The Faceless: Timmy's parents in the Oh Yeah! Cartoons shorts and Remy's parents in the show itself.
  • The Fair Folk: Strangely enough, The Fairly OddParents combines this with Fairy Companion, and most magical creatures have this aspect to them.
  • Fairy Godmother: The premise, along with Be Careful What You Wish For / Make a Wish.
  • Fake Shemp: Chip Skylark in Mind Over Magic
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Turbo Thunder
  • The Family for the Whole Family: Big Daddy's group
  • Fangs Are Evil: The Anti-Fairies, Timmy as Nega Timmy
  • Fantastic Slurs: There are several that fairies use.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Tiny Timmy
  • Fête Worse than Death: FLARG. Even used as an interjection.
  • First Gray Hair: Timmy's dad finds one, triggering a midlife crisis.
  • First Name Basis: Seen in The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker
  • Fisher King: Crocker and Vicky when they're in Evil Overlord mode
  • Five-Man Band: Timmy's fairy godfamily solidifies in this with the addition of Poof in season 6 and Sparky in season 9.
  • Flanderization: Pretty much every character has gone through this as the series has progressed:
    • Overtime Timmy became more and more of a selfish self-centered Jerk Ass. Season 6 seems to have brought him down a few pegs thankfully, but it still shows up every now and again.
    • Cosmo was originally a fairly competent goof with a semi-suave voice that knew what he was doing most of the time, over time his voice has cracked and become more and more shrill over the years and his intelligence has dropped to the point were he shouldn't even be able to function let alone live.
      • Think of a fairy version of Patrick Star.
    • In the beginning Wanda was just another half to Cosmo, but for the most part was a diligent thinker and the smart one. Now she's just a naggy know it all.
    • Momma Cosma originally stated that she hated Wanda because she hates any girl who would date Cosmo, concerned for her son and not wanting him to leave. Now? She'll go so far as to abandon her plans entirely if it would make Wanda miserable.
    • Timmy's parents were originally loving caring parents that only needed time to themselves, yes they did have some eccentricities but for the most part they were stable, now they're more stupid if anything and just barely give two licks about their own son. They've repeatedly stated that they wanted a girl and even told their own son to his face they never remember his birthday, when earlier on that wasn't the case.
      • Early on in It's a Wishful Life, they have a girl in place of him and celebrate how better their lives were. Also regarding the birthdays, that may provide a slight defense that Timmy throws more than one per year to make up for their forgetfulness, hence the never aging.
    • Vicky may be one of the worst examples. She was originally more of a schoolyard bully, basically like how Francis was. The worst she would do to Timmy was property damage and blackmail, and even that was rare, she never tried to hurt him directly because her job entails she keep him in one piece! For the most part though she did do her job, that time Timmy wished he was an adult? She was truly worried about where he was and actively tried to find him even calling the police for assistance! Granted it was mostly because she wouldn't get paid if she lost Timmy, she still DID HER JOB! Now? She's an insane, chainsaw wielded, red headed, cackling, witch bitch that will actively try to KILL HIM! IN an early episode, when she was watching Timmy at her house, when the place got trashed, she honestly was afraid her parents and knew they'd flip when they saw the mess. Now it's growing known that her parents fear HER!(Maybe explaining why we never see them anymore) And it's implied she's been evil since she was born! Not to mention the fact that if she lost her job babysitting Timmy the entire universe would feel her wrath. In short, there may be no redeeming her.
    • Tootie at first only had a schoolboy crush on Timmy, now she wants to get a law made that would make him her property and when she's cheering him at one point mentions she stalks him every night. Her crush has now grown into an obsession and while not truly evil she's become almost as bad as her sister Vicky, and it does not have to be the violent way.
    • Crocker was at first a hilarious but still very competent fairy hunter who, mind you in Abra-Catastrophe successfully captured Cosmo and Wanda and took over the universe. Now he's more angry, bitter, depressed and crazy rather than evil and crazy.
    • Trixie at first was the rich girl that kept rejecting Timmy's love for the more popular boys, but she still occasionally felt bad for him, in one episode it was revealed she's a Tomboy and shares much of Timmy's interests. In short, she was a realistic portrayal of the Alpha Bitch, maybe of the lovable variant. Now? She's a spoiled rich girl that will even go as far to have Timmy ejected from her property, a stereotypical Alpha Bitch.
    • Chester's gone from just being a lower-middle class kid, to a hobo that eats garbage.
    • A.J. Was originally just considered a kid of above average intelligence, while maybe being the smartest kid in Timmy's class. Now? He's a super genius black mix of Dexter and Jimmy Neutron.
  • Flashback... Back... Back...: nearly always
  • Flight: All magical creatures, the Crimson Chin
  • Flintstone Theming: The "AbraCatastrophe" special does this with ape puns.
  • Flirting Under Fire: In the 3-part episode, Timmy flirts with Trixie and finally kisses her as they're about to be sucked into a black hole.
  • Fluffy Tamer - Cosmo in "This is Your Wish," with a 3-headed fire-breathing dragon named Snowball.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: "Timvisible"
  • Foregone Conclusion: No matter what, one day Timmy will be too old to have Cosmo and Wanda, and they will go away and he will forget everything about them, and make all the same mistakes his parents did that made him miserable as a kid.
    • Referenced in a VERY intriguing "plot-important" episode: As it turns out, Timmy secretly wished for the rest of humanity and himself to stop aging so he COULD keep his fairy godparents forever. When this wish is revealed, it turns out this wish was active for over 50 years. Though its still impossible for Timmy to have known about his future (at least it hasn't been shown on-screen), it almost seems like he made that wish to avoid this Foregone Conclusion).
  • Forgotten Anniversary: Cosmo believes Wanda is angry at him for no reason and has forgotten their anniversary (which he believed was the 'Styrofoam anniversary'). Turns out, it was the False Anger Anniversary (once every someodd years and was ironically on the SAME day as said anniversary Cosmo planned) and Wanda had remembered, but it's too late - he's gone home to his mom. They work it out anyway, only for Cosmo to forget it was their anniversary at the end of the episode.
  • Forgotten Birthday: Timmy's...every year, by his own parents. Eventually he stops minding because he realizes more birthdays means growing up and eventually having to give up Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof.
    • Special mention to the episode where he forgets his OWN birthday is a day later... The next day might not even be his birthday, on the account that his parents didn't seem that sure either, forgetting his name as they tell him.
    Mrs. Turner: "We'd never forget your birthday, Tommy."
    • What's really sad is that in the episode "Birthday Bashed", its shown that Vicky actually remembers Timmy's birthday better than his own parents (She even give him a piece of cake, granted its right before she straps him to a rocket)
      • In one scene Mr. Turner even says "Why would we throw a party for you?" Just cold.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: A lot of things Timmy wishes for.
    • Arguably, Cosmo and Wanda themselves at times. Justified by Timmy being... not very bright. The show would be much shorter if Timmy made intelligent use of his wishes.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself
  • For the Evulz: The anti-fairies.
  • For Want of a Nail: According to Jorgen Von Strangle, a lot of bad things in the world are Timmy's fault.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Lampshaded by Juadissimo in one episode and actually mildly averted in the No Dialogue Episode Pipe Down
  • Four Is Death: #4 on Crocker's list of things to do after becoming half a cheese man in the half day episode was "Destroy Timmy Turner" with a skull drawn next to it.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Timmy wishes to be a fairy, while Cosmo and Wanda become color-coded twin versions of him.
  • Friendly Enemy: Juandissimo, especially since he's in love with Wanda
  • Friend Versus Lover: the premise of the Live-Action movie.
  • Fun-Hating Confiscating Adult:
    • Mr. Crocker has an extensive knowledge of The Crimson Chin because of how many comic books he's confiscated over the years.
    • There's another teacher who confiscated one of the wands, and said it would be given back at the end of the semester.
    • Dr. Bender, the mean dentist, is also a Confiscator. Any toy that ends up in his yard, he gives to his son Wendell as a present. But Timmy's mother took him on to get Timmy's ball back.
  • Funny Foreigner: Sanjay
  • Future Badass: in Channel Chasers Timmy
    • And Chester and A.J. and Tootie and Vicky.
  • Future Loser: in The Big Problem also Timmy

    G 
  • Gadgeteer Genius: A.J.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Dark Laser, Princess Mandie.
  • Gambit Pileup: Deftly parodied in "Remy Rides Again".
    Timmy: So Jorgon plotted to have Wandissimo plot to have Remy plot to have me lose my godparents.
    Cosmo: Not so fast!
    Wanda: Don't tell me you were behind this whole thing.
    Cosmo: What? No. I said not so fast. I can't understand any of this. Which one is Remy again?
  • Gender Bender: Timmy in The Boy Who Would Be Queen going under the name 'Timantha.'
  • Gender-Bender Friendship: Timmy and Trixie in that same episode
  • Generation Xerox: At the end of the special "Channel Chasers", the future in twenty years is shown along with Timmy and Tootie's kids. Not only do they closely resemble their parents (aside from swapped hair color), but also, like Timmy, they were tormented by their babysitter enough to receive Cosmo and Wanda as their fairy godparents.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Norm—and he wants to get out of it.
  • Genre Blindness: Timmy, often.
  • Genre Savvy: In the Wishology special at least. Timmy finally starts being responsible from when he makes his trilogy wishes in a controlled environment at the beginning to him being able to battle the Darkness and the Eliminators without access to magic.
    • In later seasons, Timmy arguably has a better understanding on how to use Da Rules and the workings of the fairy world. By the time of the live action movie, he has figured out a loop hole allowing him to keep his fairies well beyond their due date.
  • Geographic Flexibility: Dimmsdale seems to border the ocean, a desert, and snow-capped mountains. Fairy Idol would go on to show that Dimmsdale is actually in southern California. This sort of justifies all 3 environments if you take into account that it's never shown just exactly how far anyone ever travels to reach these areas.
    • In other episodes, Dimmsdale is shown to be in Northern California. If this is the case, then this is actually correct because there ARE mountains in California and ironically they're not far from the beach. Uncertain about the desert, though.
      • The southwestern extremes of the Great Basin Desert are within easy driving distance, but it doesn't resemble the deserts seen on the show. There are plenty of cattle sculls, but no saguaros.
    • In the episode "Meet the Oddparents", Jorgen invokes his authority from the city of Whittier, California while erasing Timmy's Parents memories. Whittier is just south-east of Los Angeles and part of Southern California. Its not much of a stretch to say that Dimmsdale is around this area with all the geographically diverse areas around it.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In one episode, while Timmy's parents are watching the "Dr. Bill" show, trying to learn how to be better parents, he says "Does your child take toilet paper up to his room and tell you not to bother him?"
    • There are WAY more examples, but well, yeah, this IS a Nickelodeon show! Right, Spongebob?
    • The most blatant example might be the Cosmo-Con episode, where Britney Britney (the fictional celebrity parodying Britney Spears) introduces herself to the Turner family... alongside her "boys". Then, said "boys" (actually her own dancers) introduce themselves by doing what they do best: suggestive pelvic thrusts. Come on.
    • Another big example comes from Crocker "Ooh, the slap tango! Mother and I haven't done that in years!"
  • Girl Next Door: Vicky's sister, Tootie mixes this with Stalker with a Crush. In Merry Wishmas, she lived next door to Timmy in the spot Dinkleberg's house normally occupies. This is even more apparent in the live action movie.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Tootie.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Subverted
  • Glasses Girl: Tootie, again.
  • Glasses Pull: Dr. Rip Studwell
  • Go Karting with Bowser: The Fairly Oddlympics
  • Gorn: Never shown outright, but implied in the Timmy-Jimmy Power Hour; the game "Decimator" is rated Triple-G, that is, Gratuitous Gutwrenching Gorefest.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Jorgen Von Stangle. Even though he is usually a good guy and enforces Da Rulez (the fairy laws) to the letter, he still gets kicks out of causing people, usually Binkie, pain and threatening violence following his Drill Sergeant Nasty stereotype. He has backed off from it somewhat in recent seasons after marrying the Toothfairy.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: You can't curse on Nickelodeon
    Dark Laser: CURSES! Flipsy, I'm sorry you had to hear that.
    • The FCC will hunt you down for saying certain words in certain forms of media.
    Timmy: "Hey! You can't say moron on the radio! You can only say it on TV!" *Vicky is later arrested for having said "moron" over the radio.*
    • Norm the Genie has used "Fez" and "Smoof" as cursewords.
    • Mark Chang has used FLARG.
  • Gosh Hornet: Vicky gets attacked by bees in "Frenemy Mine."
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Mrs. Turner hails a Russian submarine.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Princess Mandie (she's really yellow)
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Fairly Oddlympics (the disguises of Anti Cosmo & Head Pixie), Cosmo having angry mood swings and giving insanely painful birth.
  • Growing Up Sucks: Timmy will eventually lose Cosmo and Wanda. It is revealed that he tried to avert this in Timmy's Secret Wish by wishing that everyone on Earth stayed the same age so he could keep them forever. A wish he made 50 YEARS AGO without anybody knowing.

    H 
  • Hahaha No: Timmy's reaction to Jorgen's dragon pun in 'The Fairy World Games'.
  • Hair Decorations: Tootie, Veronica, and Trixie
  • Hair Reboot: Kinda easy when you have magic powers.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Crocker.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Francis in The Big Superhero Wish, Vicky in Timmy the Barbarian
  • Hand Wave: Many fans question why Timmy could never just wish that Vicky was a nicer person, and it was eventually explained that her nastiness would have to go somewhere else.
    • Also, wishing that she got fired would result in her becoming the mayor and eventually an evil overlord, ruling the world - just because she wouldn't babysit him.
    • Part of the reason that Timmy even has fairies is thanks to Vicky.
    • And when Vicky DID get nicer, of course it backfires on Timmy, cause he's Timmy.
  • Happiness Is Mandatory: A policy of Mr. Turner when he becomes a dictator.
  • Happily Married: Cosmo and Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Jorgen and the Tooth Fairy, depending on the episode.
  • Harmless Villain: The Copper Cranium (in the webisodes).
  • Hartman Hips: Timmy's Mom and the Tooth Fairy, among others. It's the Trope Namer.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Mark, The Darkness
  • Held Back In School: Francis Lybully.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: The Lead Eliminator
  • Hello, Nurse!: The Tooth Fairy, Princess Mandie.
  • Henpecked Husband: Jorgen.
  • Hero Insurance: Subverted in Catman's case.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Catman.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Timmy and Jorgen in Wishology.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Catman.
  • Hey, You!: Both Timmy's parents lack actual names. His dad even introduces himself in one episode with My name is Timmy's father.
  • Hidden Depths: Mr. Crocker's past was explored in depth in the special episode The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, which revealed most importantly that Mr. Crocker not only had fairies himself in his childhood, but he had Cosmo and Wanda, and was quite sane and similar to Timmy at age 10. Most later episodes support this fact, but exactly which fairies Crocker had are contradicted.
    • Later on, it's revealed Crocker alsp had Sparky, whom he planted a chip in to find Cosmo and Wanda when they were taken away from him, even though he forgot he had them in the first place, due to his memory being wiped.
  • Highdive Hijinks: "Emotion Commotion"
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Timmy Turner's childhood IS THIS. Lowest point is always with Vicky.
  • Historical In-Joke: One of Cosmo and Wanda's previous godchildren used their magic to kill Archduke Ferdinand.
  • Historical Rap Sheet:
    • In an early episode it's revealed that once every few millennia fairies have to be evil for 24 hours, maybe referencing the "Terrible Twos" Poof had. During Wanda's stint she killed the dinosaurs.
    • Though not villainous in intent, Cosmo accidentally sank Atlantis and destroyed Pompeii. This may be blamed by his growing stupidity though.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Evil Jorgen in "Action Packed", in which he's absorbed so much magic that he's swollen with HUGE muscles...and is promptly attacked by his cat, and he can't reach up to get it off, because his muscles are too huge, allowing Timmy to gain the upper hand.
    • A brilliant one is seen in 'School's Out: The Musical'. The pixies had a 36 year plan involving Flappy Bob to become a lawyer and signing a contract to make the world as fun as he was as a boring adult lawyer overly concerned with education and safety. Unfortunately, this is backfired on them because Flappy Bob—having the skills of a brilliant lawyer—found a loophole in the contract to make the world defined 'as defined by him'. Now tell me, who raised Flappy Bob to become a lawyer?
  • Hollywood Voodoo: Timmy wishes for voodoo dolls in You Doo, and Tootie gets a hold of one of them.
  • Homemade Inventions: Mr. Turner's pastime.
  • Housewife: Mrs. Turner, although in the earlier seasons she was portrayed as real estate agent.
  • Human Shield: In Transparents
    Chester: (holding AJ who's covered in milk) You said 'take cover'.

    I 
  • Idea Bulb: Literal for magic beings.
  • Identical Grandson: Several.
  • Identical Stranger: The Turnbahms.
  • Idiot Hero: Timmy.
  • I Drank What?: One episode revolved around Cosmo, Wanda, and Timmy attending a ceremony and Timmy having a Potty Emergency, trying to find somewhere to pee. The episode ends with Cosmo and Wanda drinking a yellow liquid from a pitcher, and Timmy saying "Speaking of relief, don't drink the punch!" Ewwwwwwwww...
  • If I Can't Have You: Trixie and Super Bike, both to Timmy.
  • I Lied: A lot of the villains.
  • Imaginary Friend: Gary
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: Sort of. Fairies apparently have lifespans of thousands of years to forever. Poof and Cosmo are the youngest fairies, with Cosmo being (at least) ten thousand years old.
    • Actually it's mentioned that this is in place specifically because of Cosmo.
  • Impossible Thief: Dr. Bender in Shiny Teeth. Guess what he steals.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: The Crimson Chin
  • Improbably Predictable: This takes place when Timmy wishes his parents had superpowers, then when he finds they are too busy with fighting evil that they can't take care of him, and wishes that they weren't superheroes, but Cosmo's and Wanda's wands don't work:
    Timmy: Let me guess,
    Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda: They've become so powerful that they are now impervious to magic.
  • Inconvenient Summons: When Norm gave Timmy a lawyer, the lawyer was playing poker. Norm himself is often a victim of this.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: Tiny Timmy and the episode "Boy Toy" where Timmy shrinks down to the size of an action figure. Much of the plot is reminscient of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
    • Mandie also uses a shrink ray to shrink the fairies so they can't help Timmy when she marries Mark.
  • Inept Talent Show Contestant: Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy (though it wasn't intended as such).
  • Inescapable Net: Fairies lose their powers if caught in a butterfly net.
  • Informed Flaw: Tootie is said to stalk Timmy, but this angle has never been elaborated beyond minor gags nor caused Timmy any major plot problems.
    • In one episode Timmy is shown to have a restraining order against her, but as he notes it 'has expired' so it's not in use anymore.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Chip Skylark, Catman, Norm, Dr. Rip Studwell, HP
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Knighty Knight
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Mecha: The Switch Glitch
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Action Packed
  • Interspecies Romance: Several times Cosmo has shown attraction to humans. The episode Truth or Cosmoquences suggests fairies don't have any trouble with that since Cosmo pretended to be married to Britney Britney and no fairy had anything to say against the idea of a fairy marrying a human.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: In The Gland Plan
  • Ironic Echo Cut: Used frequently
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: Cruelly subverted in "It's A Wishful Life" as a test given by Von Strangle.
  • It's Quiet... Too Quiet: "Action Packed"
  • It Will Never Catch On: In one episode, it was revealed one of Timmy's ancestors (Ebenezer Turner) could have become a railroad tycoon but refused because he thought trains would be just a fad. The job was taken by Orville Buxaplenty.

    J 
  • Jackass Genie: Norm.
  • The Jeeves: Seen in Vicky Gets Fired
  • Jerk Ass: Almost everyone on the show has been a jerk, but the prominent examples are Timmy, Cosmo, Jorgen, Crocker, Wanda (occasionally), and especially Vicky.
    • Vicky is often the most predominant one, with Jorgen in second place, third being Timmy, but they all have moments.
  • Jerkass Façade: Trixie, depending on the writer.
  • Jerk Jock: Francis
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Timmy, Jorgen
  • Joker Jury: Especially in Escape from Unwish Island, but other episodes have their own fair share.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: Timmy never wishing that his godparents would never be seen, so he could keep them forever.
    • If that ever happened it'd naturally be twisted in some way because of Timmy's natural bad luck with wishes. Timmy not being able to see them either, Timmy being the only person who can't see them, and so on.


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