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- Agent Scully: In the movie, though it's prompted by girls' teasing.
- Badass Adorable
- Butt-Monkey: Whenever something bad happens to the girls it usually falls on her. She's been frozen solid and captured at least 10 times, much more often than Kirsty or the fairy of the book.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde, and is one of the main heroes.
- Heroic Dog: Her dog Buttons has helped the girls at times.
- It's Personal: She takes it personally when Jack Frost threatens to ruin her mom's birthday party.
- Literally Shattered Lives: She was once frozen in mid-air, and Kirsty worried that if she hit the ground she'd shatter into icy pieces.
- Skepticism Failure: In the movie, she decides it's time to stop believing in fairies despite having met them. The fairies then need their help.
- Team Mom: In the books.
The Rainbow Fairies
Ruby the Red Fairy
- Flowers In Her Hair: Has roses in her braid.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Meaningful Name: Ruby is a shade of red.
- Team Mom: In the movie, as opposed to Queen Titania in the books.
Amber the Orange Fairy
- Pungeon Master: In the movie.
- Meaningful Name: Amber is a shade of orange.
- Motor Mouth: In the books.
Saffron/Sunny the Yellow Fairy
- Dark-Skinned Blond: In the movie.
- Dub Name Change: She's called Saffron in the UK, and Sunny in North America.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Justified, since she's the Yellow Fairy.
- Meaningful Name: The sun is yellow, hence the name Sunny.
- The Smart Girl: In the movie.
Fern the Green Fairy
Sky the Blue Fairy
Izzy/Inky the Indigo Fairy
- Ambiguously Brown: The only one out of her sisters who looks like this.
- Impractical Musical Instrument Skills: In the movie.
- The Lad-ette: In the movie.
- Meaningful Name: At least in North America. Ink is often indigo.
Heather the Violet Fairy
- An Ice Person
- Big Bad
- Card-Carrying Villain
- Depending on the Writer: How evil he is.
- Deranged Animation: See his rap in the movie.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: Jack Frost. Subverted in the movie, even though the snowmen betray him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: The very first series of books has Jack Frost capturing the fairies because he wasn't invited to a partyeven after he was told he could stay and have fun once he showed up to crash it.
- This seems to be Jack Frost's modus operandi.
- Dynamic Entry: He does this in the movie... which the goblins promptly ruin.
- Evil Brit: In the movie.
- Slightly ironic considering this is a British book series.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: His presence creates cold wherever he goes.
- Norse by Norsewest: He is of Finnish descent.
- The Reveal: There are a couple relating to him.
- The last Night Fairy book reveals that he's afraid of the dark.
- Belle the Birthday Fairy's book reveals his birthday is the same as Rachel's mom's.
- Adaptational Modesty: They wear loincloths in the book, but shirts and pants in the movie.
- Anvil on Head: This is a Running Gag with Newton in the movie.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: They have this mindset, treating the smell of pond scum as perfume and being terrified of puppies and other cute animals.
- Disguised in Drag: One Princess Fairy book has a goblin dressed as a princess, with the narration calling him Princess Goblina.
- Many other goblins dress as girls throughout the series, especially in the Fashion Fairies series.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In early books they were fairy-sized.
- Harmless Villain
- HeelFace Turn: A goblin in Sophia the Snow Swan Fairy's book does this.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Ironic Name: In the movie, the three dumb goblins are named Newton, Leonardo, and Edison.
- Monster Modesty: The goblins wear loincloths when not disguised, and full human outfits when in disguise. In the movie, they wear shirts and pants regularly.
- One-Gender Race: Though several books imply that females do actually exist, but aren't seen.
- Running Gag: They're terrified of pogwurzels, creatures goblin mothers warn naughty children about.
- Too Dumb to Live: The girls and fairies constantly use this to their advantage.
Snowmen (Movie Only)