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** ''The Fowl Twins'' SequelSeries says that pixies from Atlantis have Aquamarine skin and elf crossbreeds called ''pixels'' exist that have shorter pixie height with a smaller elf head.



** ''The Fowl Twins'' SequelSeries says that pixies from Atlantis have Aquamarine skin and elf crossbreeds called ''pixels'' exist that have shorter pixie height with a smaller elf head.

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** ''The Fowl Twins'' SequelSeries says that pixies from Atlantis have Aquamarine skin and elf crossbreeds called ''pixels'' exist that have shorter pixie height with a smaller elf head.


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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', a pixie is a human-sized woman but with pink skin, pointed ears, a long nose, have long extendable tongues like frogs, and are the servants of [[TheFairFolk the Sidhe]].

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a pixie is a human-sized woman but with pink skin, pointed ears, a long nose, have long extendable tongues like frogs, and are the servants of [[TheFairFolk the Sidhe]].


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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world of Alfheim Online features Navigation pixies like Yui, who have the appearance of winged humans and are small enough to perch on one's hand. They also typically wear a flower dress.



* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world of Alfheim Online features Navigation pixies like Yui, who have the appearance of winged humans and are small enough to perch on one's hand. They also typically wear a flower dress.


* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world of Alfheim Online features Navigation pixies like Yui, who have the appearance of winged humans and are small enough to perch on one's hand. They also typically wear a flower dress.



* Chinky from ''[[Creator/EnidBlyton The Wishing Chair]]'' has a more traditional pixie appearance, for the most looking like a smaller elf. He's the size of a small child, dresses in green with a pointy hat. However he lacks the more malicious aspects of pixies, being firmly on the side of good, albeit a bit cheeky at times.

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world of Alfheim Online features Navigation pixies like Yui, who have the appearance of winged humans and are small enough to perch on one's hand. They also typically wear a flower dress.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': The narration refers to anything elvish, tiny, and winged, as pixies, such Absinthe's hobgoblins, and Generator's psychokinetically controlled dolls:
** Absinthe's hobgoblins: As described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> about four inches tall and shaped like a sexy and very naked girl. She had delicate features with pointed ears, and her skin and hair were both green. A faint green glow surrounded her as she hovered in the air, apparently being held aloft by the dragonfly type wings that grew from her back.
** Actual Pixies, as described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> The pixie, like most of her kind, was small and fragile seeming. Because of this, most beings tended to underestimate them, though I had come to appreciate their talents. They were mischievous and playful, which often caused others to think them feeble-minded, but I had found them to be quite clever as well as greatly adept at avoiding attention when they chose. They made for natural scouts, as well as ideal spies and saboteurs. [...] she was clever, insightful, had a sharp tongue, and an almost complete lack of tact.
* Chinky from ''[[Creator/EnidBlyton The Creator/EnidBlyton's ''The Wishing Chair]]'' Chair'' has a more traditional pixie appearance, for the most looking like a smaller elf. He's the size of a small child, dresses in green with a pointy hat. However he lacks the more malicious aspects of pixies, being firmly on the side of good, albeit a bit cheeky at times.



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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': The narration refers to anything elvish, tiny, and winged, as pixies, such Absinthe's hobgoblins, and Generator's psychokinetically controlled dolls:
** Absinthe's hobgoblins: As described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> about four inches tall and shaped like a sexy and very naked girl. She had delicate features with pointed ears, and her skin and hair were both green. A faint green glow surrounded her as she hovered in the air, apparently being held aloft by the dragonfly type wings that grew from her back.
** Actual Pixies, as described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> The pixie, like most of her kind, was small and fragile seeming. Because of this, most beings tended to underestimate them, though I had come to appreciate their talents. They were mischievous and playful, which often caused others to think them feeble-minded, but I had found them to be quite clever as well as greatly adept at avoiding attention when they chose. They made for natural scouts, as well as ideal spies and saboteurs. [...] she was clever, insightful, had a sharp tongue, and an almost complete lack of tact.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Don't be fooled by their diminutive size, they can be devilishly tricky little blighters.]]


* While they usually have flesh colored skin, it's not uncommon for pixies to have more [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation exotic skintones]].

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* In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'', piskey fairies are invisible to anyone without a four-leaf clover on the head. Their fangs are used by the witches to cast the hallucination spell. As Eva tells Arusu in "The Piskey's Fang", while they do good things for good people, they also tend to play tricks on bad people.

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* In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'', piskey ''Anime/TweenyWitches'': Piskey fairies are invisible to anyone without a four-leaf clover on the head. Their head, and their fangs are used by the witches to cast the hallucination spell. As Eva tells Arusu in "The Piskey's Fang", while they They do good things for good people, they also people but tend to play tricks on bad people.



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Pixies are one of the many mystical creatures originating from Celtic folklore and typically believed to be found in Cornwall. Like many of TheFairFolk, their appearance and behavior can vary between mediums, however, pixies are among the most inconsistently depicted of all.

Common characterizations include:
*Small in stature which can vary from the size of children to being the smaller than a human hand. Though one constant is that they are almost always shorter than elves.
*PointyEars which is common among fairy races.
*May or may not wear green outfits with pointed hats, like their elfish cousins. Though this is often discarded to avoid confusion.
*Sometimes will possess wings enabling flight.
*While they usually have flesh colored skin, it's not uncommon for pixies to have more [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation exotic skintones]].
*Commonly depicted as loving mischief and sometimes antagonistic.

Subtrope of OurFairiesAreDifferent.
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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world of Alfheim Online features Navigation pixies like Yui, who have the appearance of winged humans and are small enough to perch on one's hand. They also typically wear a flower dress.
* In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'', piskey fairies are invisible to anyone without a four-leaf clover on the head. Their fangs are used by the witches to cast the hallucination spell. As Eva tells Arusu in "The Piskey's Fang", while they do good things for good people, they also tend to play tricks on bad people.
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* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', pixies have pointed ears but look like young human children so much that small surgical adjustments could allow them to pass as a human. They are noted to be far shorter than other [[TheFairFolk Fairy races]] like elves and are also characterized as being exceptionally intelligent. The main pixie to appear is Opal Koboi and the BigBad of several books, who is a contender for the WorldsSmartestWoman of the Fairy Race.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', you get the [=NacMacFeegle=]. Rowdy, foul of mouth (if anyone can interpret them), drunken, prone to violence and generally a four or five inches tall variant on a theme of the ViolentGlaswegian. They tolerate being described as Pictsies, but Gods help anyone who calls them "fairies". Then again, fairies also exist in Creator/TerryPratchett's Elf-realm. They may ''look'' like enchanting tiny women with wings - but the Fey are really an insectoid hive-creature akin to hornets and with a taste for meat.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', pixies are depicted as winged humanoids that are electric blue in color and fond of mischief. They also don't wear any clothing and appear to be incapable of speech like other magical races.
* In ''Literature/ModernFaerieTales'', Pixies are a group of immortal fae who have a pair of glass-stained wings on their backs. They are known to have abnormal and different then normal-looking skin colors such as green. TheProtagonist of two of the books in the trilogy, Kaye Fierch is a pixie herself who ended up in the human realm as a baby after she was swapped with a human child by her faerie parents.
* In ''Literature/OctoberDaye'', pixies are human-looking fae with wings who are about four inches tall and were created by Maeve in an attempt to have something to keep her happy. She created them by using drops of her own blood and infusing it into tiny stones which upon coming into contact with the blood, became the eggs of the first Pixies. Pixies have gone on since then to have their own society and customs away from the rest of the human-sized fae.
* In the ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'', pixies are depicted as a type of fae which is small and has gossamer wings which give of colored sparks as they beat in a hummingbird-like manner. These wings also have the ability to change color depending on the emotion of the pixie at the time and are magical with the ability to carry twenty times their own weight. They also wear clothes made of flowers and have hair that is in exotic colors such as green.
* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'': Pixies, also called piskies, are one of the various types of humanoid fairies present in the setting, being diminutive winged humanoids with clothing made out of leaves and seed pods. They range in size from two feet high to the size of a child, separating them from the much smaller brownies, sprites, and stray sods and the taller elves. They're highly mischievous beings, and enjoy playing mean-spirited tricks on humans (such as knotting their hair, or pinching skin black and blue) and making off with small objects. Due to their attraction to humans, they typically live in green areas close to human settlements, such as farmlands, parks, and suburban gardens.
* Chinky from ''[[Creator/EnidBlyton The Wishing Chair]]'' has a more traditional pixie appearance, for the most looking like a smaller elf. He's the size of a small child, dresses in green with a pointy hat. However he lacks the more malicious aspects of pixies, being firmly on the side of good, albeit a bit cheeky at times.
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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', a pixie is a human-sized woman but with pink skin, pointed ears, a long nose, have long extendable tongues like frogs, and are the servants of [[TheFairFolk the Sidhe]].
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a few creatures which fit the mold, most of them NeutralGood. In 3rd Edition, they're notable for being some of the more practical and interesting choices for a monster PlayerCharacter (due to most other playable monsters being [[AwesomeButImpractical massively overpriced]] and[=/=]or [[SmashMook only good at hitting things]]).
** Pixies are child-sized fey, part of a family known as sprites (which also includes the aquatic Nixies and the tiny grasshopper-like Grigs). They have dragonfly wings and a number of magical abilities, including the ability to turn invisible (which doesn't [[InvisibilityFlicker turn off when they attack]]) and shoot magic arrows which send people to sleep or inflict total amnesia. One in ten pixies has the additional power of compelling other creatures to dance.
** Petals are tiny fey with hair and wings resembling flower petals, who [[GardenGarment wear leaves as clothing]]. An individual petal can induce drowsiness by singing, while multiple petals working together can sing people to sleep. They love helping travelers through the forest get a good night's rest... but unfortunately they do this without warning, then leave the sleepers completely unguarded and dressed in unprotective {{Garden Garment}}s, leaving them vulnerable to predators.
** Thorns are child-sized, green-skinned warriors who serve as defenders of other pixie-like fey. They're a bit closer to the "elf" mold (actual D&D elves are more [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkienian]] in style), wearing [[GardenGarment armor of rubbery leaves]] and wielding [[BowAndSwordInAccord both longbows and distinctive thorned swords]]. They're capable of performing [[BackStab sneak attacks]] and using the same sleep arrows as pixies.
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': Piximon is a small, round, pink Digimon with a pair of tattered, insect-like wings. It can perform magic -- which, as with other magic-using Digimon, is explained as it using [[ClarkesThirdLaw an extremely advanced programming language]] to modify the Digital World -- and wields a spear [[NamedWeapons named Fairy Tale]].
* In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', Pixie is a tiny humanoid with wings. She's usually one of the weakest and earliest demons you can encounter. In many games with demon negotiation system, the tutorial often includes trying to recruit a Pixie. In some games, she can be evolved into a High Pixie, a stronger demon.
* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'', pixies are [[CuteMonsterGirl regular sized human women]] in [[FurBikini fur bikinis]] with horns, leathery wings, and a devil tail. Different pixie subspecies may wear different things and have different features, and one species in ''3'' even appears to be male, but they all still take the form of a winged humanoid.
* In ''VideoGame/ZanZarahTheHiddenPortal'', pixies as a common pest and the object of a lengthy CollectionSidequest. Pixies are small humanoid creatures with animal-like intellect and an annoying laugh, and although completely harmless, most residents of Zanzarah are scared witless of them. Early in the game, an aging pixie hunter tells the PlayerCharacter Amy that about 30 of them escaped captivity recently and tasks her with re-apprehending them for a bunch of rewards.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': The narration refers to anything elvish, tiny, and winged, as pixies, such Absinthe's hobgoblins, and Generator's psychokinetically controlled dolls:
** Absinthe's hobgoblins: As described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> about four inches tall and shaped like a sexy and very naked girl. She had delicate features with pointed ears, and her skin and hair were both green. A faint green glow surrounded her as she hovered in the air, apparently being held aloft by the dragonfly type wings that grew from her back.
** Actual Pixies, as described in ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/item/823-absinthe Absinthe]]'':
---> The pixie, like most of her kind, was small and fragile seeming. Because of this, most beings tended to underestimate them, though I had come to appreciate their talents. They were mischievous and playful, which often caused others to think them feeble-minded, but I had found them to be quite clever as well as greatly adept at avoiding attention when they chose. They made for natural scouts, as well as ideal spies and saboteurs. [...] she was clever, insightful, had a sharp tongue, and an almost complete lack of tact.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', pixies wear grey business suits and pointy hats, have square shaped wings, use magic phones rather than wands, and love all things dull and boring. They pixies are also fully antagonistic, constantly trying to take over Fairy World and turn all its fairy citizens into pixies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', pixies serve as the titular Winx Club's companions. They are inhabitants of the magical dimension and are small winged creatures who have fairly large heads in comparison to their baby-like bodies. They are able to bond with fairies in order to help them in their quest to become fully successful.
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