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Fridge Brilliance

  • Remember how Terence cleans up Tinker Bell's work station while she's still working, indicating that he's a Neat Freak? Of course Terence would be a Neat Freak - he's a dust-talent sparrowman, and every speck of fairy dust is precious and cannot be left loose.
    • Why did Tinker Bell's autumn scepter design create more blue dust than usual? Near the beginning of the film, Terence mentioned that she could get more dust by exposing more of the moonstone's surface area during the ceremony. note  By using the broken shards instead of the entire sphere, Tink maximized the surface area of the moonstone!
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  • In Fairy Haven & The Quest For The Wand, the fairies have to get a wand to the mermaids to save fairy haven. Now, remember how Disney often portrayed Tinker Bell with a magic wand despite the fact she never had one in the movie? Nice one, Gail.
  • In comparison to her portrayal in the original Peter Pan, Tink is noticeably nicer here... Because she hadn't met Peter yet. Once she does, she'll start developing the haughtier Clingy Jealous Girl personality we're all familiar with, perhaps as a result of Peter's own jerkass tendencies rubbing off on her.
    • Peter Pan isn't actually that much of a jerkass, he's a 12-year-old child and acts like one too, after all, see Return To Never Land and Jake And The Neverland Pirates to clarify that point. But Tinkerbell's nastier actions are driven by her jealousy, rather than her personality. It's even stated in the original Peter Pan book that Tinkerbell was actually nice, but envy towards Wendy made her act outside her normal character.
  • Most babies don't actually laugh for a few months, at least. In other words, the Three-Month-Old Newborn is avoided (considering babies look to be at least four months in their few scenes).

Fridge Horror

  • In The Great Fairy Rescue, Lizzie's father consistently denies the existence of fairies, trying to get his daughter to believe that they are not real. As we've seen in Disney movies before (and the original Peter Pan)fairies suffer a terrible fate when met with disbelief, leading to some unfortunate implications...
    • Wasn't that only with children?
    • It only seems to happen when said directly to them. If fairies died every time someone didn't believe in them (with-or-without saying so), they probably wouldn't be as numerous.
      • Nope, any fairy could poof and disappear at any time due to disbelief. If it makes you feel any better, I always assumed if the child transitioned from child to adult without saying "I don't believe in fairies," the fairy would be safe, more or less (as well as assuming you could only kill "your" fairy, as in the one that was created due to your first laugh).
      • I had always thought that you could only kill "your fairy" as stated above, because you were connected to it because magic. I also assumed that the fairy died when you lost complete faith in their existence, not just when you say it. Since a lot of people lose their belief in fairies and the like as they get older, it would sort of keep the population down. Perhaps fairies like Queen Clarion were just super fairies who can't die. Of course, that probably means there's a few fairies who have lived or will live for an extremely long time, for example, Lizzie's fairy, as I doubt she'll stop believing anytime soon.
      • Nope. Remember Return To Never Land? Tink's been around for longer than Jane's been alive and Jane still nearly killed her.
      • This hasn’t actually been brought up in the Tinker Bell movies but you have to wonder why some previously important characters fail to appear in the follow-up films. Zarina, for example. Near the end of Pirate Fairy she was literally welcomed with open arms into Tink’s little posse of friends, seeming to become a permanent member. Afterwards she enthralled all of Pixie Hollow with her Pixie Dust Alchemy talent, something that never had been seen before. Surely she’d have a huge impact on their society from there on out! But then comes Legend of the Neverbeast and Zarina has fallen off the face of Pixie Hollow. She’s not even shown as a background character and no one mentions her or Pixie Dust Alchemy. It could be argued that Periwinkle, Lord Milori, and the other Winter fairies were on the Mainland ushering in winter during that time so perhaps they are safe, but what about Terence, Clank, and Bobble? Rosetta’s buddy Chloe was also never seen nor mentioned after The Pixie Hollow Games. Could this dying of disbelief apply to them as well?
      • Terence, Clank, and Bobble make frequent appearances in the comics so it looks like they are still around.
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  • You know the incomplete fairies, the ones that the rest kind of look down on? They're the fairy equivalent of the disabled...
  • Not quite as bad as the others, but Zarina was fired from her purpose in life, the thing she's meant to do and naturally has a strong inclination towards, something she's wired for- small wonder she exiled herself and ran with such a bad crew.
  • According to the tie-in books, there was a great battle that destroyed the Pixie Dust Tree from the movies and nearly caused the extinction of fairies as a whole. This led to them relying on Mother Dove, a much more finite source of pixie dust. Since chronologically this means the books take place after the events of the movies, yet the movie characters are not in the books, it can be inferred that all the movie-exclusive characters (Nyx, Zarina, the Ministers, all the Winter fairies) are dead, presumably killed when the tree died.
    • The books are also much darker in tone than the movies, with several fairies dying throughout. Tinker Bell is much more of a loner and carries a knife everywhere, and is more emotional and rude (like her portrayal in Peter Pan.) Clarion is also way more action-prone and hands-on, as compared to the movies. These personality shifts make sense in a type of Fridge Brilliance- one would expect added caution, jadedness and unhappiness, as well as more fighting and involvement, after a literal near-apocalypse.

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