The show derived from a Jem fanfiction gone wrong
Lucy's power source is lightOn Winx Club, character's names are (normally) related to their powers. So, it would make sense if Lucy had light related powers. However, this power source likely would not be considered very witchy in the Winx Club canon.
Lucy really is from Popularia, and really is skilled at hair dancing.It's just that, unlike other girls from that realm, she's not pretty and has "witch" powers. That made her an outcast. Thus, her desperate loneliness.
It is possible to be a fairy and a witch at the same timeWe see several background characters in both Cloud Tower and Alfea. These girls probably come from families with both fairies and witches, and study in both schools (perhaps Alfea during the day and Cloud Tower at night) These girls would have very little free time, since they study in both schools.
The Trix were somehow mindwiped, brainwashed, or even lobotomized at Lighthaven.In the first season, the Trix are badass. But from the end of season one onward, they're almost reduced to joke villains and minions. Their strategic abilities also seemed to suffer a bit. Perhaps something happened to them at Lighthaven—a mindwipe? Deep, Clockwork-Orange-styled brainwashing? Lobotomy?
Every new form the girls get that makes them become more and more like "True Fairies" is sweeping away their humanity, and this is compounded by the He Who Fights Monsters problemSelf explanatory. Their big goal is to become "real fairies." Nobody stops to think what's going to happen to them after that. Becoming a fairy means casting aside humanity; choosing to do it means being a human isn't good enough. Before you know it, they're going to be invoking Can't Argue with Elves and declaring themselves deities, and they will become Designated Heroes as they start to Kick the Dog. It doesn't help that Bloom has, at least in the original Italian, revived the dead. Nor does it help that there is now even another super upgrade from their Believix forms! The designs get even fancier. Hopefully they'll notice this and use it as an arc plot. Perhaps Stormy or one of the witches can spot them doing something so evil, even they're disgusted and try to stop them before the power goes to their heads. I'd love to see what they can do with that.
There will be a time-traveling fairy and a really, really short-haired fairyIf the show gets a new season, that is. The way they were taking Sailor Moon's pattern indicates such:
Roxy will not get a love interest in season 5.She will be too busy learning about magic at Alfea and helping the Winx Club find a way to bring Nabu back to life. Maybe she'll get a love interest if there's a season 6.
Artu has a secret.He seems to be smarter than regular dogs, and it seems like he may have an ability to sense magical creatures. My guess is that he either has a magical power like Kiko, or that he is somehow related to King Arthur.
The reason why Bloom didn't try to save Nabu?Nabu was Too Cool to Live. After all, his magic must've been very powerful since he was able to close the shadow abyss. Bloom feared that Nabu might possibly be more powerful than her, and not wanting anyone to threaten her main character status, she decided to just let him die. However, she almost immedietly regret this and suggested that Layla use the last gift of destiny to revive him, only for Ogron to steal it and waste it on a flower. Next season, they will probably gain new powers, and try to get Nabu back, but not until Bloom is convinced that the new powers are more powerful than Nabu's magic and that Nabu can't threaten her main character status. Yeah.
Roxy is a distant relative of Sailor Moon.That's why she has pink hair while her father has brown hair and her mother has black hair.
The reason Nabu was absent for most of the first movie?There are a few possible explaintions:
Layla knows of a possible way to get Nabu back.Why else would she be so cheerful at the end of season 4? She knows something that we don't. We never saw what she did while she was on Andros with the flower, so it's possible that she learned of a way to bring Nabu back, but has to keep it a secret from the other girls for some reason. This information will probably be revealed in season 5.
Everything that has happened on the show so far is The Plan of an unknown enemy.And from the looks of it, it is a very complex one, possibly a Gambit Roulette. Most notably, this unknown enemy is responsible for helping the Trix escape from the Realix realm at the end of season 2, and left them to be captured so they would be brought to the Omega dimension where they would set Valtor free and start up the plot of season 3.
Nabu was killed off as part of a Batman Gambit by the producers of the show.Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? The writers wanted to make sure that the fans would watch the upcoming fifth season, and until the events of season 4, Nabu was one of the least popular characters. So, they decided to kill two birds with one stone, and had Nabu make his Heroic Sacrifice near the end of season 4. Their plan seems to have been successful, as now there is a lot of Winx fans who want Nabu to come back, and they will likely watch the fifth season to see if he really does return or not.
Pixies age a lot slower than other magical beings.Well, the pixies have been on the show for at least three in-show years, and Piff is still a baby.
If Roxy gets a love interest, his name will not be revealed right away.Not his real one anyways. Why do I say this? Well, Roxy is the princess of the Earth fairies, and the other three princesses didn't learn their love interests real name right away. Sky and Brandon had switched names in the first season, and in season three, Nabu lied about his name when he and Layla first met.
Those purple markings on Nabu's forearms are connected to his magical powers somehow.They never explained what those purple marks are supposed to be. If you pay attention in season 4, you can see that those markings aren't visible when he's in one of his civilian outfits. (In the other two civilian outfits he's seen in, the sleeves on his shirt are longer and cover up that part of his arm, making it impossible to tell if those purple marks are there or not.)
The Charmix disappears after a certain amount of uses.That would explain why the Winx never used it in season 3, they had already used it's power up.
The Winx can now freely switch between their Enchantix and Believix forms.I came up with this theory simply because I refuse to believe that the Enchantix forms are gone for good.
The second movie will be in a different continuity from the main series.The fact that Nabu will apparently be in it supports this theory... Likely, after the ending of the first movie, it branches off into two different continuities, season 4 and the second movie.
Tecna cast the Sphere of Truth wrongIt's a theory among those those refuse to believe that the change from Plasma Sphere to the Sphere of Truth created a Dub-Induced Plot Hole.
Mitzi and her friends didn't lose their powersAs soon as Mitzi is angered that the Winx destroyed her car, she accidentally makes an energy blast. This leads her to realize that her powers aren't lost and check out Darma and Sally with these results.
The Winx-unverse is the Anti-nWoDJust compare "Winx Club" and 'Changeling: The Lost from the New World of Darkness'': nWoD: dark, sinister, most of the times at least one dead person scene per gaming session (no matter if it`s a PC or a named or unnamed NPC) Winx Club: nice, cute, kid friendly, exactly one death in 4 seasons nWoD: In a nut shell the changelings try to obtain/get back their humanity, and even hate, that they not as the "normal" people anymore.If they lose humanity this has serious impact on their sanity. Winx Club: The fairies like to be what they are and actually try to become more magic, because this grants them extra powers without having negative side effects. (Which is a point on its own, because in the nWoD the whole concept of the changelings is that there are no advantages without disadvanteges) (see also the above WMG about the Winx loosing their humanity) nWoD: The supernatural beings try to obtain the status, the vampires call "Masquerade", which means that humans must not know about the existence of them, because this would more than likely cause a new witch-hunt. also humans don`t believe in magic and this can even cause a mage`s magic to fail Winx Club: The Winx spend the entire last season actively breaking the Maskerade, and are (imho far to easily) believed.This only grants them new powers (again) and even if in the beginning not all humans trust them completely there are no negative side effects (again). the next one is a bit more speculative: nWoD: The changelings were kept as slaves by the true faes, whith level 0 on the Sanity Meter, before they could escape. So of course their opinion of their "keepers" isn`t exactly the best. Winx Club: One could argue that Faraginda holds the position of the girls`keeper. At least of Bloom. She is a rational womanwho is highly appreciated by the girls and freely lets them go to earth If you think a bit about it you could find easily much more parallels on your own, but these should suffice... The Winx Club universe is the Anti-nWoD
Bloom's kiss of life could only be used once.Which is probably why Bloom didn't use it on Nabu, since she used it on Sky the previous season. Alternately, the kiss could only be used on someone close to Bloom, like her boyfriend, or a family member.
Alfea has a Fantastic Racism against witchesGriffin started up that school at Cloud Tower because she was the resident troublemaker at Alfea. Whether or not she "was" a fairy at the time (if she was ever one at all) is never stated. And really, why would a fairy start a school for witches? Maybe she was bullied or ostracized because she was different from the other students, and this caused her to make Cloud Tower at enmities with Alfea. If the world of Winx Club has a Witch Species, this would be the logical conclusion to why witches are "evil" and fairies are "good".
Mirta is still a witchI think there's a sort of "illusionary magic," that give her the appearance of a fairy, since Mirta has been known to use illusion-based powers before. This is so the other students will accept her, and so no one has to be told that she is "good" despite being a witch.
The world of Winx Club takes place in the same universe as (or as an alternate universe to) Soul EaterWe have a Wizarding School, a Witch Species that is, apparently, Always Chaotic Evil, one student who turns out to be a witch, and magic skirts! It's just a theory, but it could also be like the Alternate Universe because in Soul Eater, Dark Is Not Evil, and the witches in that series are actually effective compared to Winx Club. Also, Winx Club is pretty shojo-y, while Soul Eater is a shonen series. That being said, I think Mirta is a sort of Alternate Universe version of Kim.
Nebula is a Death Seeker.Has been ever since she's trapped in the White Circle. She possessed Roxy and gets Morgana to turn against humanity to accomplish her goal, but nothing. In season 4 episode 26, she eventually gets her wish intending to take the fairy hunters with her until Bloom talks her out of it.
Flora's little sister is adopted.Flora has a tan skin tone and honey brown hair while Miele has a fair skin tone and red hair. She's also obviously a lot younger than Flora (Flora is 18 and Miele looks about 6) and if Flora's home realm is what it seems like (a peaceful, old-fashioned society), it's unlikely that one of their parents was unfaithful.
Nabu will return as a ghost in Season 5, but will not actually be restored to life until Season 6.Nabu sort of came back as a ghost in S5 more that he was a representation of Aisha's guilt in not being able to save him, so not quite. No word yet for S6, but with Roy hanging out with the rest of the Specialists and Aisha being somewhat protective of him in episode 3 with the Paladins around, if Nabu comes back things might get... awkward. Aisha also had a dream spot with Roy towards the end of S5 so yeah... awkward.
The Trix could have reformed if the guards from Lightrock let them free.They had begged for anything but the overexposition to cuteness Lightrock inmates are forced to endure. If the guards had asked them to become good persons and Bloom's bodyguards, they would have done it out of sheer terror of being brought back there...
Tecna is silicon basedI remember reading something about someone thinks that Tecna is a robot, and since she's from another planet, and scientists think it's possible, and silicon is right under carbon in the periodic table, Tecna could be silicon based.
The Black Circle is a Roman priestly order gone badFairies appear mostly in Celtic mithology, and the Celts (or the Gauls, as the Romans called them) had been the worst enemy of Rome for centuries. Maybe in this universe Earth fairies tried to help the Celts, only for the Romans to make some of their priests capable of magic and immune to fairy magic. When the Roman Empire fell, the priests went out of control... And thus became the earliest incarnation of the Black Circle.
The exhibition part of the Miss Magix beauty pageant include sabotage as an additional test, and Icy had been paid to do it for at least two years in a rowIn the pageant episode Faragonda and Griselda were among the public, yet they took no action to stop the Trix. Why? Evidently it was part of the contest, even if the Trix were going overboard (hence the growing desperation of the host as the Trix tormented the contestants). Meaning that Lucy asked a member of the staff to help her to cheat: in a way she was begging to be humiliated, and Icy being an Alpha Bitch she complied (much to the host's chagrin). The contestant who got sabotaged even before the start of the contest had probably been caught trying to cheat too, but as she was doing it on her own she got off easy (somewhat. It's the Trix we're speaking of). Darcy and Stormy were newcomers in the job, as shown by their ignoring they could do it, but for Icy's it was at least the second time. And knew from experience how difficult was to sabotage Stella (who had been a contestant the previous year), hence her Oh, Crap as soon as Stella showed up (Icy and Stormy had just finished to hear her stories about the previous edition).
Bloom is just an ordinary girl, writing an ongoing Self-Insert Fic.In reality, Bloom is a somewhat lonely teen, who just happens to be facsinated by fairies, witches, and all types of mythical creatures. (If you've seen the Rainbow dub, her mom finds a book on them in Bloom's room, and chuckles over her daughter still liking those "silly things") Ever wonder why Bloom was a bit Mary sue-ish at first? It's because she was simply writing down all of the fantasies she wished to live, making herself a Magical Girl, haveing a Changeling Fantasy, being a princess, having pretty much unlimited powers, a group of tight friends, a handsome boyfriend, etc. Over time though, she started realizing this, and toned down some of her character's strengths. Everyone in Bloom's life on Earth is real, only the characters from Magix are fiction. She took people such as Mitzi and made her into the evil Trix for example. Roxy is just another girl that Bloom met later on, who was just as interested in fairies and whatnot. They became friends, and Bloom added her to the story as well.
Faragonda planned for the Wizards of the Black Circle to attack AlfeaRemember, she told the Winx about Believix before there was any hint of them going to Earth. While there's plenty of reason to mention further transformations, Faragonda specifically said that they would be getting Believix next. In addition, it seems odd that she would invite the Winx to teach at Alfea when they have no teaching credentials. She just needed an excuse to get them back together. Not to mention she wanted to keep the wizards a secret until they made their attack (though exactly why is unknown). Plus, it seems odd that the wizards would wait a year or two after she became well known to attack if they thought she was the last fairy of Earth, and just after Faragonda explained Believix. In conclusion, Faragonda secretly lured the wizards into attacking Alfea and Bloom, in order to make an excuse for the Winx to go and restore magic to Earth. Why did she need an excuse? Who knows, though its possible that Faragonda thought that the Winx besides Bloom wouldn't have much incentive to restore Earth if they didn't have a more personal reason (in this case, take down the criminals that showed up out of nowhere and attacked them).
Heraklyon's succession line is theorically elective, but in practice kept in the same familyThe election would be entrusted to an electoral council made of the most important nobles of the planet, and either gathers at the death of the king or is summoned by the current king, that makes them elect his son as king so that, once he dies, he'd be automatically the king. That would explain how Sky could be the king as the first movie but his father still rules and can order him around: Sky's title would be that of King of Heraklyon, but in practice would have just been confirmed as crown prince (as he's been called in season 5).
Tritannus absorbing toxins and pollution to make himself more powerful will eventually come back to bite himNear the end of the season, he will come close to dying from having absorbed too much of it, and will have to let the Winx use their powers to purify him in order to save himself.
Roy and Nabu are the same person.Think about it: Nabu is a wizard, meaning that there is a possibility that he *could* have come out of his coma and used his shapeshifting powers to adopt the 'Roy' persona. Reasoning:
Nabu will be wished back to lifeRecently, it's been revealed that with the Sirenix powers, the girls get one wish each from their Sirenix Guardians once they 'please' the Source of Sirenix (in other words, when they stop Tritannus). When they go to make their wishes, either Aisha will wish Nabu back to life or one of the other girls will for her.
Darcy and Stormy are actually more powerful than Icy, but can't be bothered to actually use their greater powers.Let's examine what they have proven themselves capable without power-ups: Icy can use her ice power to great effect and versatility to either freeze people and objects, puncture them, hit them with giant icicles (Bloom can attest it: in the first battle of season 3, Icy knocked her out that way), or just shatter them; Stormy can control wind to generate small tornadoes and fire thunderbolts, thunderbolts that made short work of Tecna's energy shield (a shield that had deflected Icy's icicles with no issue) and have been the only thing to actually harm Bloom without power-ups, special weapons or particular powers; Darcy has used telekinesys, hypnosis, illusions (and not just normal illusions, she can use them to see distant events and multiply her attack power), Mind Control, Mind Rape (in a season 1 episode she nearly tortured Musa to death this way), Super Strength and even caused a fire that Bloom failed to put off. Given what the Trix did, a properly motivated Darcy is basically unstoppable, with Stormy as a close second if she could get a hold of her temper, but they're too lazy to actually bother most of the times (Darcy showed Super Strength only in one particular occasion where Bloom had royally pissed her off, and used the fire trick during the competition for Valtor's love in the same episode Icy had received a fire-based power up she never got the chance to use).
Stella is the second most powerful fairy in the series, right behind Bloom, and by the end of season 5 would be able to one-shot Valtor or Darkar if they underestimate her enoughBefore any power up, she was the only one of the Winx Club who could hurt a Brainwashed and Crazy Bloom, and genuinely believed she could disintegrate her. Now that she got Charmix (OK, it disappeared, but she still got it), Enchantix, Believix, and Sirenix... What would happen if they underestimate her and don't dodge?
Based on the two WMG above: Stella will befriend Darcy on the common ground of being constantly underestimated, and Darcy will pull an High Heel-Face TurnBecause a properly motivated Darcy is basically unstoppable by anything less than Bloom, Stella, Faragonda or Griffin but is constantly overshadowed by Icy, and Stella is constantly overshadowed by Bloom's power and has a knack for befriending people in spite of herself. Get them in the same room alone...
Stella can create nuclear weaponsSimply out of knowledge of the source of her powers: sun and stars. Give her some weapon-grade fissile material, explosive, a timed detonator and a casing, and she'll put together an atomic bomb bare handed (high resistance to radiations thanks to her powers). Give her some hydrogen, and she'll initiate the fusion with a laser.
There's one magical family who's a genderbent version of The RiverasPuma Loco's female counterpart is a witch whose ancestors alternate between being fairies and witches just like Puma's vary between being heroes or villains; White Pantera's counterpart is a fairy; and Manny's has yet to decide if she becomes a fairy or a witch.
The Trix used to be good, and could make an Heel-Face Turn if given a chance to calm downThe chorus of their song in the musical says (freely translated from Italian) "There's no love that can redeem us, too much anger". Seems to imply their villainy started as a quest for revenge, and in the process they became as bad as we know them... And even at their worst they still have some standards (namely, solidariety between sisters). If they were able to calm down and think about what they did, there's a good chance they'd realize and regret how far beyond the line they've gone and try and redeem themselves.
The Trix' Villain Decay in season 3 was due their mutual crush on ValtorWord of God has that witches get power from negative energy, but are at risk of going mad when they have too much, with the Trix themselves providing evidence in season 1 by going off the deep end as soon as they got the Dragon's Flame.
Now, in season 3 they are less mean and powerful. What has changed? Only one thing: they have a crush on Valtor, and thus they can't accumulate enough negative energy to be actually dangerous unless they're facing only their hated Bloom (who, luckily for her, just happened to be one of the few persons powerful enough to survive them at their best and at once).
And about the possible weakness in the theory provided by Darcy and Icy falling in love (Darcy with Riven in season 1, Icy with Tritannus in season 5), there's an explanation too: Darcy had some guilt on how they got together (letting her sisters getting him in a potentially lethal accident while blaming Timmy and then saving him) and was jealous of Musa, while the thing that got Icy and Tritannus together was their ambition to conquer the universe and crush anyone standing in their way.