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The Fairly Odd Parents: Tropes S to Z
"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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    S 
  • Sadist Show: The series has become eventually this, especially in the "Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker"
  • Sadist Teacher: Denzel Crocker.
  • Sadistic Choice: Will Timmy Turner report Vicky, losing his Fairy Godparents (who are like family to him) or keep it a secret and endure torture and severe abuse?
  • Saving Christmas:
    • Timmy's wish for Christmas Every Day is what caused the problem in the first place. Timmy's wish was so bad, they had to make a new rule. The rule was that no child could never ever wish for Christmas every day.
    • The premise of the second live action movie A Fairly Odd Christmas
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Timmy as a mouse, saying "squeak"
  • The Scottish Trope: Saying "Vicky" as a good thing
  • Scary Scorpions: A recurring gag involves characters getting stung by scorpions.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Mr. Turner
  • Screens Are Cameras: In Information Stupor Highway, Crocker uses a spyware program to see what's happening in Timmy Turner's room. How does the program do it? By filming the room through the monitor of Timmy's computer.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Remy, Tad, and Chad
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Foop
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Norm the Genie
  • Second Person Attack: Used several times: at least two in Abracatastrophe; one in the beginning of Channel Chasers; in the episodes "Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad", "Scary Godparents", "Kung Timmy" (and several others), and occasionally in the Crimson Chin bridging sequences in the Season 0 episodes.
  • Secret Identity: Charles Hampton Indigo for the Crimson Chin; Timmy himself for Cleft the Boy Chin Wonder
  • Selfless Wish: Timmy needed money to buy tickets to "Crash Nebula: On Ice". He can't simply use his fairy godparents to wish for the tickets because it'd be theft and he can't wish for the Money so he opened a Lemonade Stand but his lemonade had a horrible taste until Cosmo dipped his used socks on it, which also caused the lemonade to grant wishes to anyone who drank it. After using almost all his lemonade to undo the damage caused by his customers, he intended to use the remaining lemonade to get the tickets but then he saw a thirsty boy who was forced to work making lemonade for Vicky's stand and Timmy decided to give him the lemonade and the boy, unaware that the lemonade would grant him a wish, wished for his Dad. The kid's Doug Dimmadome's long-lost son Dale Dimmadome. Doug Dimmadome owns the place where the show's performance would take place and rewarded Timmy and his friends by giving them Jobs selling lemonade at the stadium. (Giving tickes was not an option because all tickets had already been sold)
    • Otherwise, Timmy's selfless wishes don't count for the trope since his wishes are not limited by number.
    • In "Fairy Idol", Chester used his last wish to undo the damages caused by Norm.
    • If one counts Grow Up, Timmy Turner as canon, he's no longer allowed to make anything but selfless wishes.
  • Serious Business: Baseball in Foul Balled, the weather in Mother Nature
    • To the point where the citizens run the weatherman out of town with torches and pitchforks if he's wrong.
    • The 'Crimson Chin vs. Crash Nebula' special caused Chester and AJ to stop being friends during the episode, and both of them demand in unison that Timmy side with them, "...or you're not my friend anymore!"
  • Sewer Gator: The Dimmsdale Sewer Gator from the episode, "Ruled Out". It has 800 teeth and eats anything that moves.
    Timmy: "It's violent and educational, but mostly violent! Yay, violence!"
  • Shaggy Dog Story: "Odd, Odd West"
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: All the fairies, Anti-Cosmo, Mark and Grippulon
  • She Is All Grown Up: In the live action TV movie, older Tootie is played by Daniella Monet.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Timmy to Tootie. And Vicky in Totally Spaced Out
  • Shipper on Deck: Cosmo and Wanda apparently like it when Tootie kisses Timmy, even though they are obligated to use their magic to help Timmy avoid her.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Mark and Mandie.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Shown Their Work: The "Maho Mushi" segment at the end of Channel Chasers is anything but a Shallow Parody. Doubtless that segment was included due to the Dragon Ball Z craze, but it doesn't parody Z at all - it recreates the Piccolo Jr. arc at the end of the relatively obscure original Dragon Ball. Note Vicky's attire and the fact that the battle takes place in a tournament ring.
  • Show Within a Show: The Crimson Chin and Crash Nebula.
    • "Channel Chasers" was full of these, mainly as shout-outs or outright parodies of real shows and cartoons.
  • Shrunken Organ: In one episode Timmy swaps brains with an ordinary dog. His brain is noticably the smaller of the two.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Wanda and Blonda.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Vicky and Tootie.
  • Side Effects Include...: When Jorgen was about to erase Timmy's memories of having Fairy Godparents during the second part of "Fairy Idol", he said he'd use more "forgeticin". Then the viewers got an ad about forgeticin. The announcer forgot who he was and what he was doing while announcing side effects.
  • Sign of the Apocalypse: Timmy gets an A.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Tad and Chad.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Mr. Turner's one sided rivalry with Dinkleberg.
  • Small Annoying Creature: Poof for some fans.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tad & Chad, Juandissimo, Crocker on occasion
  • Small Town Rivalry: Dimmsdale and Brightburg hate each other.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Wanda in Timmy's fairy godfamily.
  • Snark Ball: Cosmo, and he knows it.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: The reason why fairies do—to take care of neglected children.
  • Sound Effects Bleep - The one time anyone actually says the names of Timmy's parents, the words are drowned out.
    Young Timmy's Dad: "My real name is *loud truck goes by* but everyone calls me Dad."
  • Space Cadet Academy: The setting of a Poorly Disguised Pilot for Crash Nebula!.
  • Sparse List of Rules: Fairy Godparents are restricted to a large list of rules listed in a gigantic book titles 'Da Rules'. Cosmo and Wanda would pull out the rule book any time Timmy plans on making a wish that would break the rules. It's never said how many rules there are, but new ones are mentioned frequently.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There's confusion over wether it's Juandissimo or Wandissimo. Production art spells is as the former.
  • Spinning Paper: Lampshaded when Wanda complains it makes her dizzy.
  • Spit Take: Cosmo does these often, even intentionally.
    • Played straight and then parodied several times by other characters in the episode "Pipe Down."
  • Spoiled Brat: The Popular Kids
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Since Season 7 onward, Denzel Crocker, Timmy's dad, Cosmo, and Foop have more and more amount of screen-time in the show.
  • Squashed Flat: The show sometimes employs this trope. One prime example is when Timmy's parents charge him with guarding his parents case of glass figurines. The Greek Gods of Mt. Olympus show up. One of them is about to strike the glass case, Timmy steps in front to prevent it's falling and it falls on him. When the case is removed there is a very, very flat Timmy on the floor.
  • Stalker Shrine: Tootie's entire room is one of these with shrines, pictures, dolls of Timmy. Veronica has something similar...with Trixie. Timmy sometimes has one of these in his bedroom for Trixie Tang as well.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Timmy has three: Tootie, Veronica, and The Darkness. And Juandissimo to Wanda.
  • Stand-In Parents
    • Timmy Turner uses a wish to try out his friends' dads because his own dad was so lame.
    • He also has Cosmo and Wanda stand in as his parents, and hilarity ensues.
  • Start of Darkness: The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker
  • The Stars Are Going Out: Wishology Part I
  • The Starscream: The Lead Eliminator
  • Status Quo Is God: Why all of Timmy's wishes eventually fail
  • Stepford Suburbia: Dimmadome Acres
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Charles Hampton Indigo
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Reporter for the Crimson Chin
  • The Stoic: Timmy in "Emotion Commotion!" after wishing away his emotions.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: In That Ol' Black Magic, the Anti-Wanda is so stupid, she eats with her feet; later in that episode, Cosmo is seen eating a sandwich with his feet.
  • Strange Syntax Speaker: The Gigglepies
  • Student Council President: Tad and Chad
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Action Packed
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Done occasionally with Crocker.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: In Merry Wishmas
  • Sugar Apocalypse: The Giggle Pies
  • Super Fun Happy Thing of Doom: The Gigglepies in So Totally Spaced Out
  • Super Hero Origin: The Crimson Chin was bitten on the chin by a handsome radioactive actor.
  • Superhero School: In The Big Superhero Wish and Crash Nebula
  • Super Human Trafficking: Fairies are often hunted, almost always it is Mr. Crocker going after Timmy's fairies. in The Movie, Abracatastrophe he succeeds
  • Super Strength: The Crimson Chin, Francis and Trixie in The Big Superhero Wish
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: A running gag
  • Surfer Dude: Mark Chang
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The Lead Eliminator
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    Timmy: Morning, guys.
    Timmy's Dad: WHAT SUPERPOWERS?!
  • Swiss Army Tears: Double subverted in Fairy Idol.

    T 
  • Take Over the World: Every human and villain but Norm the Genie wants to do it.
    • Even a monkey wanted to do it in Abra-Catastophe, if Cosmo's monkey language abilities are to be trusted. Well, not so much take over the world as have apes take over the world, and have him take Timmy's place. Or a banana.
  • Take That: In When Losers Attack, Crocker, Foop and Dark Laser end up getting sucked into a black hole and fall into a random cityscape.
    Crocker: Hmm, I wonder where you end up after going through a black hole. *town sign reads "Welcome to Bakersfield"* Einstein was right!
    • "Timmy's 2-D House Of Horrors" takes unyielding and relentless bashings towards the 3-D movie phenomenon.
    • School's Out: The Musical revealed Flappy Bob's parents checked every clown-congregation spot in the county. And then Flappy's dad adds: "we even checked the U.S. Congress! It was full of clowns...but none of them were fun!"
    • Chindred Spirits in an interesting example. On the surface, it looks like a Take That at comic book Fan Dumb who are overdosed on action and dont' care about characterization, except the Chin's comic is being boring due to his want of romance/dating Golden Locks (oddly making Timmy in the right, even though it acts like he's not). So it's really a Take That at overly Wangst- or fluff-laden romance-arcs in comics.
    • "Timmy's Secret Wish" has an extended Take That towards New Jersey.
      • "Dadbra-Cadabra" has a quick one, a sign reads "Hoboken, population 39,900 hoboes"
    • "Farm Pit" has one towards Cleveland, their sign is "Welcome To Cleveland, now go home!" and the city is also shown to be full of crime scenes.
    • "This is Your Wish" has Cosmo destroying or ruining three ancient or mythical cities, the third being Xanadu turned into a polluted, smog-infested city full of factories.
    Cosmo: I call it Pittsburgh!
  • Take That Me: "Everyone knows that comedy is the lowest form of entertainment! Except animation."
  • Taught by Television: A literal example is Poof in Wishology, but TV is treated as the solution on multiple occasions.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Vicky. There's even a club for evil teen babysitters!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Always used on females.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Wanda and Blonda, Tad & Chad.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In "Frenemy Mine", after Vicki tells Timmy it's his fault she lost her only friends, he tells replies that it's her own fault for being such an awful, vile person.
    • In "Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary", Timmy meets Remy Buxaplenty, a billionaire godchild. Upon discovering one another's fairies, they meet one another to cut to the chase. Here, Remy attempts to bribe Timmy to wish away his fairies. Timmy sums up Remy pretty well in response.
    Timmy Turner: You know what stinks about you, Remy? You're rich, you have godparents and you're still miserable.
  • There Was a Door: "Timmy, I'm respecting your privacy by knocking, but asserting my authority as your father by coming in anyway!" *breaks down door with battering ram*
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: Friday the 13th is when the anti-magic pixies can escape.
  • This Loser Is You: Timmy.
  • This Page Will Self-Destruct: Timmy's dad to Timmy via tape recorder: "Pass the butter. This message will self destruct"
  • Those Two Guys: Chester and AJ started out as Timmy's two best friends, but ultimately became more associated with each other - sometimes even separately from Timmy. Cupid and Juandissimo sometimes as well.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Tad & Chad.
  • Three Shorts: Or more more accurately two shorts format.
  • Three Wishes: The number Norm the Genie can grant. Subverted because it is possible to wish for three more wishes; genies just don't like to tell that to their masters.
  • Tin Tyrant: Crocker in Abra-Catastrophe.
  • To Hell and Back: The plot of "Timmy's Secret Wish" turns into the main cast trying to rescue Poof from the Hocus Poconos, where Ret Gone-d wishes go to rot.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Vicky and Tootie. This is shown in contrast especially in the episode Timmy's 2-D House of Horror where the two sisters took over Timmy's bedroom; turning one half into a pink and girly room with unicorns, and the other half into a medieval dungeon.
    • Seen with Trixie and Veronica. Trixie is secretly a comic fangirl while Veronica is a cheerleader Valley Girl stereotype.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Trixie Tang
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: In "Snow Bound", Timmy sticks his tongue to a frozen fishbowl and then proceeds to pull himself out of a pit he was stuck in using his tongue as a lasso.
  • Tonight Someone Kisses: The promos for Wishology and The Fairly Odd Movie.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Cosmo
  • Took a Level in Badass: Timmy. Also Crocker in Abra Catastrophe.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Mother Nature and The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, where the torches and pitchfork crowd is still chasing him decades afterwards.
    • Happened again in another episode where Poof uses his magic to switch Timmy's head with a nearby housefly so they could sneak out and watch a movie. When his dad discovers the fly-headed boy, he rouses up an angry crowd of medieval looking townspeople who try to end the creature while wielding torches and pitchforks. After Timmy undoes the wish, his Mom reminds Dad not to do it again, suggesting this has happened many times before.
  • Token Girl: Wanda
  • Touch of Death:
Mom: *bawling* "EVERYTHING I TOUCH DIEEEEESSSS!"
  • Timmy's Dad tries to Invoke this by trying to get Dinkleberg give his wife a "celebratory handshake."
  • Trailer Park Tornado Magnet: There was one episode where Timmy meets Cosmo and Wanda's previous and infamous godchildren. One of them proudly takes credit for wishing that tornados always hit trailer parks.
  • Tranquillizer Dart: An episode in which a Drill Sergeant Nasty, Jorgen von Strangle, is quickly rendered insensate using two darts (humorously marked "K" & "O") during a fit of animalistic rage.
  • Trapped in TV Land: "Channel Chasers"
  • Trash of the Titans: When Timmy accidentally wrecks Mount Olympus for partying with the gods too hard, they decide to all party as his house until such a time that Wanda has Olympus rebuilt. He does everything in his power to prevent them from destroying everything.
  • Troperiffic: It had to be said.
  • Truman Show Plot: "Timmy TV" has Timmy discovering that he's secretly the star of Fairy World's most popular reality show, whose Simon Cowell-esque producer has Timmy sign a contract that allows the producers to make changes to Timmy's life (such as changing the color of his hat to purple and replacing his mom with Florence Henderson).
  • Tuckerization: Elmer, Bob the boil.
  • Tsundere: Wanda. Vicky might also be this; while usually violent, cruel, cold-hearted and sadistic, she seems to melt like butter for the guys she falls in love with. And for some fans, hinted in Trixie Tang.
  • TV Telephone Etiquette: Timmy talks in a three-way split screen with his friends Chester and AJ. After the conversation, Timmy and Chester hang up without saying "Goodbye" Poor A.J. was left on the line.
  • Twitchy Eye: Trixie when she goes insane in Just the Two of Us
    • And Timmy when his mom shows him that her old swimsuit still fits.
  • Two-Part Trilogy: Wishology

    U 
  • Unfazed Everyman: Sprig Speevack in Crash Nebula
  • Unholy Matrimony: Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda are married.
  • The Unintelligible: Sylvester Calzone in Momnipresent
  • Unknown Rival: The Dinklebergs to the Turners. Subverted in Operation: Dinkleburg. Dinkleburg has known of Mr. Turner's one sided rivalry for years and truly holds no ill will in turn. He plays the villain when Mr. Turner accuses Dinkleburg of being evil just to give him the satisfaction of believing he was right.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Mrs. Turner, to Dinkleberg
  • Unnamed Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Turner
  • The Un-Reveal: The aforementioned names of Timmy's parents
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Used in Fairly OddBaby. And Double-subverted.
  • Unsound Effect: used all the time when magic occurs, though usually accompanied by sound.
    • Parodied to the point where, since the fairies use poof, the anti-fairies use foop
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Crocker
  • Useless Spleen: In an attempt to beat Timmy up while Timmy blocks his attempts with his newly-gotten attendance award, Francis can be heard shouting "Ow, my hand! Ow, my other hand! Ow, my head! Ow, my spleen!" as he continues to take swings.
  • Useless Superpowers: Whenever a wish would break a rule/Whatever the plot needs.

    V 
  • Valley Girl: Veronica.
  • Vandalism Backfire: Happens occasionally. Vicky will destroy something of Timmy's (or less frequently, Tootie's) and Timmy will wish that the item was something belonging to Vicky instead.
    Timmy: That's not my treasured collection of Crimson Chin comics. That's your life savings.
  • Vanilla Edition: All the season DVD sets
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In one episode, Mandie keeps an apple in there. Due to Timmy's wish, it inadvertently turns into a bomb.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Miss Doombringer
  • Villains Out Shopping: Norm the Genie when free in Fairy Idol
  • Visions of Another Self: "Odd, Odd West"
  • Villain Episode: Back to the Norm, the comic story The Babysitter Sings
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Timmy managed to humiliate Crocker on a global scale and get him arrested for developing a supposed computer virus by uploading a video file of himself modeling one of his mother's dresses.
    "Oh well, I suppose it does make me look pretty."
  • Villain Song: "Pixie Rap", "Gimmie the Wand", Vicky gets a few in the comic story The Babysitter Sings
  • The Villain Sucks Song: Two versions of "Icky Vicky" and "Vicky Free Summer"
  • Villain World: When Crocker takes over. We sort of see Vicky's version in Channel Chasers.
  • Virtual Danger Denial: In one episode, Jimmy and friends start out thinking this, but since the game is magic, it can really kill them, so Timmy has to save them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jorgen to Cosmo, Wanda, and Binky
  • Vocal Evolution: Probably as a result of the increasingly updated sound adjustment and the advancement of the actors' voices, almost every one of the show's characters went through this at some time or another.
    • Cosmo sounded more like a game show host in the Oh Yeah! Cartoons pilots and first two seasons.
    • Crocker's voice was much softer and toned down in his first few appearances, although it had to change to adjust to his growing insanity over the advancing seasons.
    • Chester and A.J. sounded exactly like their estimated ages in the first couple of seasons, before their voice actors were replaced and they sounded much older as a result.
  • Voices Are Mental: Blondas Have More Fun and Presto-Change-O
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: All fairies and anti-fairies, Mark and Grippulon, the Eliminators
  • The Von Trope Family: Jorgen Von Strangle

    W 

    Y 
  • Yandere: Mandie. Trixie in the episode "Just The Two Of Us" and Veronica, though she's not as dangerous.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Several
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Mark Chang, but when Mandie is defeated he can go home anytime, he just likes being on Earth.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Crocker's origins in "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker"
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most fairies
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: "Power Mad"
  • Your Size May Vary: Timmy is shown to change in size from scene to scene. In the early seasons before Mom and Dad were given faces, Timmy was small enough to sit completely in Dad's hand.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Timmy would reasonably have grown and his perception of his parents as giants vanished. Also his size in later episodes (at least those without shrinking) is more-consistent.

    Z 
  • Zee Rust: For the episode Future Lost. Timmy finds an old comic book that decribes the "far off" future of the year 2000. He notes that the real 21st century is nothing at all like what's in the comic book.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Mandie


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