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  • Aerith and Bob: Three of them have modern names (Brandon, Timmy, Roy), While the rest have names that are unusual (Sky, Riven, Helia, Nabu, Nex).
  • Badass Normal: Subverted by most of the specialists, whose lack of magic abilities makes them very inferior to the fairies in a fight. See also Faux Action Guy below. Played straight by them in the comics, movies, and season 6.
  • Costume Evolution: The Red Fountain uniform the Specialists wear, is replaced with a bulkier uniform from Linphea College in Season 6.
  • Distressed Dude: The specialists aren't weak, but their strength has remained stagnant in comparison to their girlfriends, who regularly get power ups every season resulting in a power gap between them. This is most easily noticed when they get overpowered and subdued by an antagonist it seems every season and need to get rescued by their girlfriends.
  • Faux Action Guy: Zig-Zagged. It's not uncommon to see them easily get beaten by the main villains or monsters even though they go to a military academy. However, they usually can hold their own against Mooks and can occasionally even take on the Trix or the Wizards of the Black Circle. This seems to be completely inverted as of season 6.
  • Female Gaze: Very obvious due to their muscular bodies. Season 2 and 3 provides us with some excellent images of them being shirtless.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Hoverboard: The Specialists use these to fly around when they need to.
  • Hunk: One of the defining characteristics of the Specialists. Sky, Brandon, and Riven are the most prime examples.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Another defining characteristic. Most likely to provide eye candy for the target audience.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sky, Brandon and Riven are the well muscled manly men, they are rough and aggressive, performing more physical forms of combat, are physically stronger, and involved in more general physical activity while Timmy and Helia are slender, quieter, less confrontational sensitive guys in touch with their feminine side.
  • Useless Boyfriend: Zig-Zagged. It's not uncommon to see them easily get beaten by the main villains or monsters even though they go to a military academy. However, they usually can hold their own against Mooks or even main villains occasionally. They are also useful when it comes to flying the ships.
    • Averted in the first movie when a powered Mandragora almost kills Bloom near the end, until she gets taken by surprise by Sky who runs her through the back with Oritel's sword, stopping her and giving Bloom a chance to finish her off for good. Mandragora made the mistake of thinking him dead for removing the sword since only a "crownless king" could remove it, but it turned out Sky had already fulfilled those prerequisites.
    • Averted again in the second movie where the girls and everyone else on Magix lose their powers thanks to the Trix and Ancestral Witches. The Specialists had to help train the Winx in how to properly defend themselves while powerless. While Aisha adapted easily, the others didn't. Stella in particular had proven to be pretty helpless without her magic as she couldn't even climb up a mast a single foot.
    • Completely averted as of season 6 as they now acquire upgraded elemental weaponry capable of dishing out magical attacks. They also had to come to the girls' rescue when they, sans Bloom, had been Brought Down to Normal, while miles up in the sky.
  • Would Hit a Girl: They are smart enough to not recognize genders in a fight as they showed no hesitation in attacking the Trix, especially when their girlfriends are being threatened.
    • Played straight by Riven in the 1st movie when he punches Mandragora in the face for mind-controlling him and causing him to accidentally stab Musa.
    • Played straight by Sky in the 1st movie when he stabs Mandragora through the back to stop her from strangling Bloom to death.
    • In the 3rd movie, Sky bashes Stormy in the face with a tree branch, and then slammed Darcy into the ground.

    Prince Sky
Voiced by: Alessandro Quarta (Italian), Matt Shively (Atlas Oceanic), Danny Brochu, John Penate (Movie 1's trailer) (Cinélume), Marco Vivio (Movies), Dan Green (4Kids), Billy Bob Thompson (DuArt), Rais David Báscones (Spanish, Seasons 1-3 and movies), Juan Navarro (Spanish, Seasons 4 onwards) José Posada (Spanish, Winx Club 3D movie)

Played by: Danny Griffin in Fate: The Winx Saga

Prince/King Sky is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.

For the first several episodes, Prince Sky poses as Brandon, in order to avoid attempts on his life by assassins sent by enemies of Eraklyon, during which time Bloom falls in love with him, and he falls in love with Bloom. Despite being royalty, Sky doesn't seem very happy about it until he met Bloom.

  • Amnesiac Lover: In season 5, Sky takes a hit for Bloom from Icy, injuring him and causing him to fall from a great height. He's miraculously alive from the fall, but now he doesn't know who Bloom is or how use a sword. Bloom tries to jog his memories, but her attempts are useless, which leave him annoyed and frustrated. More time later, he regains his memories when Flora gives him the Pendant of Eraklyon, a present for Bloom that he had lost in the first episodes of the season.
  • Arranged Marriage: In Season 1, he was engaged to Diaspro, a noblewoman and princess of Eraklyon.
  • Back Stab: How he helped kill Mandragora in the first movie.
  • Badass Normal: Shown prominently in the movies, or when something dear is on the line like in Season 5.
  • Battle Boomerang: Sky sometimes uses these as a subweapon.
  • Car Fu: Sky once SLAMMED into Icy midair while riding his wind-rider.
  • Cool Sword: His first phantoblade. Upgaded in Season 6 where he gets a better elemental sword capable of doing sword beams.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy:
    • In Season 2 he displayed annoyance over how Bloom kept gushing on about Professor Avalon. Sky became jealous that Avalon was receiving so much attention from her and was becoming all that she would talk about when they were together.
    • In Season 4, after seeing Bloom kiss her ex-boyfriend Andy out of thanks, Sky assumes that Bloom still has really strong feelings for him and gets jealous.
  • Determinator: In the season 2 finale, Sky walks up and tries to get Dark Bloom to come back to her senses while she was under Darkar's control. He did all this while he and the others were held in place by an intense gravity spell, and despite the sheer weight, Sky managed to reach Bloom.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Goes through two of them. One in Season 4, and another and Season 5.
  • Give Me a Sword: When Icy turns Oritel and Marion into living ice sculptures to force Daphne to reveal the secret of Sirenix to Tritannus, she and the other Trix decide to shatter them anyway. Sky quickly armed himself with the dropped Sword of Domino and destroyed their combined attack spell before it could hit the defenseless couple.
  • The Good King: Becomes this after the 1st movie, though he's back to being crown prince in season 5.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: Sky refused to abandon his fellow Specialists to save himself when they were under siege by the Army of Darkness after Diaspro tried to pull him out of there. Diaspro tells Sky to forget about them since they are "just expendable peasants", which only angered him and he basically threw her rescue attempt back in her face.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's got blond hair and is very kind and noble.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He defaults to a sword as his primary weapon. He later gets his hands on a super magical sword.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He's dating Bloom, a redhead.
  • Idiot Ball: All of the drama between him, Bloom and Diaspro could've been averted had he just been honest and broken up with her before she came to visit him in season 1.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Delivers an epic one to the Brainwashed and Crazy Bloom in the second season.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: As prince of Eraklyon, it's implied that he didn't have many friends while growing up, and he was constantly under the threat of kidnapping by others who wanted the throne.
  • No Man of Woman Born: In the 1st movie, according to the Ancestral Witches' curse, only a crownless king can remove the Sword of Domino without dying in the process. Unknown to them and even Bloom, Sky had already long since fulfilled those requirements as he was actually coronated as a king, allowing him to pull it out and stab Mandragora.
  • Official Couple: With Bloom.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: In the first movie, Sky was the only one who was able to safely remove the Sword of Domino since a curse placed by the Ancestral Witches would kill anyone else who tries.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's a good swordsman, and prefers to stay at Red Fountain and fight when it's under attack rather than leaving.
  • Sword Beam: Sky's new sword from season 6 and up can now do this.
  • Taking the Bullet: Sky took a shot from Icy meant for Bloom in season 5, where he became amnesiac soon after. Gets better later.
  • Warrior Prince: He's the prince of Eraklyon, but that doesn't stop him from going straight into battle when the day needs saving.

Voiced by: Massimiliano Alto (Italian), Greg Abbey (4Kids), Mark Hauser (Cinélume), Adam Gregory (Atlas Oceanic), Jake Paque (DuArt), José María Carrero (Spanish, series and movies), Ángel de Gracia (Spanish, Winx Club 3D movie)

Brandon is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.

For the first several episodes, Brandon poses as Prince Sky, under orders by the King and Queen of Eraklyon to protect Sky from possible attempts on his life by enemies of the kingdom. Stella fell in love with him, thinking he was a prince, and was very upset when she found out he was just the squire. Likely, while Stella was certainly upset that he was not a prince, she was more upset that she was lied to. She has forgiven him since, though, and the two now seem very much in love.

  • Arranged Marriage: Early on Season 2, Brandon and Stella landed on the Underealm, ruled by Princess Amentia, who developed a crush on Brandon and forced him to marry her. Fortunately, she made up her mind in the last moment thanks to Amore's (Stella's bonded pixie) intervention.
  • Badass Normal: He's one of the strongest Specialists in a fight.
  • Battle Butler: Brandon is technically this as he is Sky's squire.
  • Beta Couple: With Stella.
  • Blow You Away: Brandon's light staff from season 6 and up.
  • BFS: His main sword is much larger than the swords the other Specialists use.
  • Brainwashed: In a comic story, Shilly, a Cloudtower witch, develops a crush on him. She then drugs Brandon with a love potion to have him love her. He gets better when Shilly eventually drugs him an antidote because she believes Brandon loves her naturally and not by the love potion's effects (which was far from the case as he tries to patch things up with Stella from what happened).
  • The Charmer: Brandon flirts with any girl (fairy, witch, or human) he comes across, but his heart will always be with Stella.
  • Chick Magnet: Was this since his pre-teen years.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Brandon may love the ladies, but he's still a gentleman.
  • Double Weapon: He sometimes uses a sword with a blade on each end.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Brandon views his near marriage to Amentia as this, emphasized when he was being escorted down the isle, his life flashed before his eyes.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Brandon's own charm with the ladies had worked against him at points. Biggest examples are getting himself nearly married against his will to Amentia, then later having Mitzi stalk him.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Revealed he was quite the player even in his pre-teen years.
  • The Lancer: He's Sky's best friend and always gives him support.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In season 6, Brandon gives this to Stella of all people when she was given position of Queen of Solaria for a day, saying she was letting all her newfound authority go to her head and acting like a brat. What's worse, it was on the day of their anniversary.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The calm and collected Savvy Guy to Stella's bubbly Energetic Girl.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: In-universe he's considered the most handsome Specialist.

Voiced by: Mirko Mazzanti (Italian), Emiliano Coltori (Italian Movies), Mitchell Rothpan (Cinélume), Michael Sinterniklaas (4Kids), Sam Riegel (Atlas Oceanic), Jesse Manocherian (DuArt, Season 8 onwards) Jaime Roca (Spanish)

Played by: Freddie Thorp in Fate: The Winx Saga

Riven is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors.

Riven does not get along easily with the other Specialists, preferring to do things his own way, and not appreciative of any help he may get. When dating Darcy, he's even more upset with everyone else than usual, and a real danger to the Winx girls and the other Specialists.

Musa has a crush on him, but he's very awkward around her, obviously having no clue how he's supposed to treat a girl.

  • Adaptational Heroism: 4Kids dub only, due to Dub Personality Change.
  • The Atoner: His arc in season 2 is making up for his Face–Heel Turn in season 1.
  • Badass Normal: He's one of the more effective Specialists in magical battles.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Musa. She's crushing on him early in season 1, but he doesn't reciprocate and instead dates Darcy. During season 2 they start to get closer, especially at the Red Fountain Concert and in the Wildlands. Riven eventually gains feelings for Musa, and they start dating at the end of season 2, and Riven is seriously injured by Dark Bloom specifically because he went Taking the Bullet for her. They have a lot of arguments however and broke up once when Riven thought Musa was getting too close to Jason Queen. Riven regrets breaking up and manages to win her back over, but their relationship remained unstable, and they broke up permanently in season 6.
  • Beta Couple: With Musa until season 6.
  • The Big Guy: He's ferocious in combat and tends to use trickier weapons.
  • Brainwashed: His Face–Heel Turn in season 1 of the 4Kids dub is due to this.
  • Break the Haughty: When the Trix reveal they were just manipulating him and imprison him in Cloudtower, he's forced to take a long, hard look at himself and his actions. He comes out of it a better person at least before his Flanderization.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He can get jealous easily. An occasion in Season 3 has him attack Nabu after he saw a photo where Musa stand in front of Nabu and Riven assume that Nabu was kissing Musa. In season 4 his jealousy toward Jason Queen (a music producer that discovers Musa and her singing ability and offers to make her successful), at the recording studio, insulted Musa, causing her to break up with him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He doesn't hesitate to mock whatever he finds stupid and frequently notices holes in plans.
  • Dual Wielding: Sometimes he wields his smaller sword and a small mace at the same time.
  • Dub Personality Change: The 4Kids dub has Riven's Face–Heel Turn be a product of brainwashing, while it is genuine in every other continuity.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • In season 1, he grows frustrated with the Winx and his fellow Specialists, and eventually abandons his group, starts dating Darcy, and feeds the Trix information about Bloom. In the 4Kids Dub, he's brainwashed.
    • Has another in the first movie, but was most because of Mind Control.
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother abandoned him at birth. It is the reason why he was a He-Man Woman Hater at first, at least All There in the Manual.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his Break the Haughty moment, he joins back up with the good guys and tries to make amends for his mistakes.
  • Jerkass: He's a rather nasty piece of work.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does have a heart, it's just buried deep down. This comes out mostly around Musa, and before he Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: During the Day of the Rose he was this towards Bloom.
  • Put on a Bus: Near the end of season 6, he decides to leave the Winx and the Specialists to go on a quest to find himself.
  • Shout-Out/[[Expy]]: Resembles Jin Kazama from Tekken
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in season 8.
  • The Rival: To Sky.
  • Ship Tease: Even though it's obvious that he's with Musa, he would flirt with Bloom from time to time (probably more to piss Sky).
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's arrogant, but he's also good at what he does.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While he never goes full on evil like in season 1, Riven becomes a lot nastier in as the show goes on, at least until he is Put on a Bus in season 6. This is ultimatly one of the main reasons he and Musa break up. Riven realizes that if he doesn't get his shit together, he's going to end up back in the same position he was in during season 1.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After returning in season 8, he's a lot nicer, having gotten his shit together.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He's rude and doesn't interact well with others. Musa has a crush on him anyway.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In season 1 where he falls into and almost sinks in the swamp. Tecna quickly pulls him out, and he just walks past her, not even bothering to thank her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Riven has red-violet hair.

Voiced by: Corrado Conforti (Italian), Davide Perino (Italian Movies), Michael Tarmush (Cinélume), Sebastian Arcelus (4Kids), Charlie Schlatter (Atlas Oceanic), Wayne Grayson (Season 7 onwards), Pepe Carabias (Spanish, series and movies), Juan Antonio Soler (Spanish, Winx Club 3D movie)

Timmy is one of the Specialists of Red Fountain, school for warriors. Timmy is the smartest of the Specialists, and the team's strategist. He also has a crush on Tecna.

  • Beta Couple: With Tecna. They are pretty much the most stable couple in the show, though that may be because Tecna tends to be Out of Focus most of the time.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He manages the Specialists' ship and other gadgets and works with Tecna to build various devices.
  • The Gunslinger: Unlike the others who uses swords and other melee weapons, Timmy prefers guns.
  • Lovable Nerd: He's sweet, especially towards Tecna, but he's pretty awkward when it comes to romance.
  • Megane: He doesn't see very well without his glasses and is a very nice guy overall.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Tecna thinks he looks good.
  • Only Sane Man: He was the only one who didn't believe Tecna was gone for good after she gets pulled into the Omega Dimension while closing the portal.
  • Pair the Smart Ones: With Tecna.
  • Secret Keeper: It's not brought up much, but apparently he knew the truth about Brandon and Sky's switch while no one else (not even Riven) did, as he was advising Sky on how to deal with Bloom and Diaspro
  • The Smart Guy: He's the tech expert and strategist of the Specialists. While the others usually use swords or other melee, he prefers to use a gun.

Voiced by: Francesco Pezzulli (Italian, Season 1-4), Leonardo Graziano (Italian, Season 5), Martin Watier (Cinélume), Marc Diraison (4Kids), Michael Liscio Jr. (DuArt, Season 7 onwards) David Faustino (Atlas Oceanic), Emilio García (Spanish)

Helia is Saladin's grandson or nephew, depending on the version. He is an art student. He's also a pacifist, and does not believe in fighting. He likes Flora and has put aside his pacifist ways to save her. He's not willing to do so for anyone else, though.

  • Arm Cannon: Upgrades to a wrist laser in Season 6, and he's a proficient shot.
  • Beta Couple: With Flora.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He trades his side ponytail for sidetails in Season 4.
  • Hand Blast: Helia's new weapon from season 6 and up. He's also a real crackshot as well.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He managed to shoot a bottle of poison out of Bloom's hand when she was about to give it to Flora, not knowing what it really was.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Of course
  • Martial Pacifist: Supposedly he's a pacifist, but he seems to have dropped that by the time he joined Red Fountain. His primary weapon, his laser string glove, is more used for restraining than outright attacking however.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In season 6 after getting rescued by Flora from Icy, Helia was acting rather coldly to everyone, even intimidating Riven. It was later revealed that his heart had been frozen because of Icy. He gets better.
  • Pretty Boy: He's very pretty.
  • Sixth Ranger: He appears and joins the Specialists in season 2.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: At one point, Helia managed to reel in an entire Red Fountain SHIP using only his light cable gauntlets.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's generally considered one of the more handsome characters.
  • Warrior Poet: Sorta. He's a warrior who enjoys writing poems.
  • Whip It Good: His laser string glove is similar to one, but it's used more for restraining than outright offense.

Voiced by: Sasha De Toni (Italian), Todd Fenell (Cinélume), Matt Charles (4Kids), Will Blagrove (Atlas Oceanic), Alfredo Martínez (Spanish)

Nabu is a wizard from Andros, and Aisha's arranged fiancé. Although at first he refused to marry Aisha, he quickly fell in love with her after even talk to her.

  • Ambiguously Brown: He can pass off as Indian or Black.
  • Back from the Dead: He appears in the second movie, which is supposedly set after the fourth season. Nabu also appeared twice during episode 26, but these probably were animation errors.
  • Beta Couple: With Aisha. At least until he dies in season 4, after he proposes to her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He got pissed off only once by Duman, of the Black Circle Wizards. Nabu disintegrated him, and then proceeded to kick the asses of the remaining Black Circle Wizards and foil their plan. ''All in less than ten minutes. Doubles as Dying Moment of Awesome, as the effort to do all of that so fast literally killed him.
  • Black Mage: Literally.
  • Black Dude Dies First: He's the first heroic main character to die.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He managed to close the portal the Wizards of the Black Circle opened on Tir Nan Og, but the effort cost him his life.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrificed himself to stop the Wizards of the Black Circle and save the Earth fairies.
  • Killed Off for Real: The first heroic character to be killed. Despite his appearance in Magical Adventure, he's still dead in the rest of the series.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Aisha, oh so much.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: While he mostly focuses on his magic, he does supplement it with martial arts.
  • Magic Staff: His staff helps him focus his power.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As a group, the guys are referred to as Specialists for quick reference (even on this page), since most of them are. However, Nabu was a wizard and never studied at Red Fountain. Nevertheless, there was even an official wallpaper that labeled him a Specialist along with the other guys.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: He objects to being put into an Arranged Marriage with a girl he's never met, so he runs off to meet Aisha under the guise of Ophir. The two eventually fall in love, though the parents call off the wedding anyway.
  • Sixth Ranger: He appears and joins the Specialists in season 3.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Somewhat more benign, he stalks Aisha for much of season 3 to get to know the girl he is supposed to marry.
  • Token Minority: Like Aisha among her clique, Nabu is the only black guy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Inevitable, since he;s the first heroic character to permanently die.

Voiced by: Emanuele Ruzza (Italian), Bryton James (Atlas Oceanic)

Roy is a Specialist from Andros and an assistant to Aisha's father. He is introduced in season 5. At first, he serves as a yacht driver for the Winx (until they learn how to drive it themselves), but afterwards he sticks around and helps the group while courting Aisha, who he has a crush on. By the end of season 5, she seems to reciprocate his feelings. But it doesn't work out for him in the end, because next season she falls in love with Nex.

Voiced by: Daniele Raffaeli and Marco Bassetti (Italian), Adam Gregory (Atlas Oceanic), Marc Thompson (DuArt)

Nex is a Paladin (similar to a Specialist) and friends with Sky's cousin Thoren. He's introduced in the third episode of season 6 as a rival to Roy for Aisha. Like her, he's competitive and loves sports. Halfway through the season, he and Aisha start to bond with each other. Nex ultimately wins the Love Triangle.


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