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"You're a...you're a complex Freudian hallucination having something to do with my mother and I don't know why you have wings, but you have very lovely legs and you're a very nice tiny person and what am I saying..."
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Fairies and related beings are often portrayed as highly attractive women, regardless of whether they're tiny pixies or human-sized. They don't generally wear too many clothes, sometimes just leaves or flower petals, and sometimes nothing at all.

This is also a common trait given to nymphs going back to Classical Mythology, where just about every nymph was a Ms. Fanservice (which is why highly promiscuous people are called nymphomaniacs).

Subtrope of Our Fairies Are Different and Cute Monster Girl. Compare Hot God. Can overlap with The Fair Folk if the writer is trying to invoke Evil Is Sexy.


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Examples:

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    Advertising 
  • Marks & Spencer Christmas TV ad with cute fairies, Magic & Sparkle, flying around granting Christmas wishes.
  • Bouygues Telecom has a commercial with fairies getting up and going to work, before flying off to their destinations.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Hana no Ko Lunlun: The people of the Flower Star are beautiful humanoid creatures and some have butterfly wings. Fairy Nubo is a handsome male humanoid with butterfly wings.
  • Kind of the entire point of Nectar Fairy joint from Interspecies Reviewers. A whorehouse staffed by Faeries. The standout being the Miss Kitty of the place, Aloe. Who topped an out of universe popularity poll for favorite Succu-Girl.
  • In Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, Miyuki lands on two lingerie-clad flower fairies named "Lily" and "Violet". It's implied that she interrupted a romantic romp... and (of course) they want her to join them.
  • Rosario + Vampire: The Lilith mirror sprite is very attractive. She also wears a sheer slip as clothing, leaving very little if anything at all to the imagination. In the anime, it's blue, but still pretty see-through.
  • This is the entire point of the long-running Hentai manga series Bondage Fairies. Even when they are actually wearing clothes, protagonists Pfil and Pamela tend to dress like showgirls or dominatrixes at absolute best.

    Arts 
  • Luis Royo's painting "Wings of Dreams" (contained in the art book Malefic) shows a nude fairy (riding a rat and menaced by a snake) with the caption "The story of snowy days, or fairies and moons. A place where long ears don't reduce the size of breasts, where butterfly wings don't force legs closed, where moonlight doesn't weaken a sensuous look and where danger doesn't wake up fear but challenge."
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    Comic Books 

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Disney Animated Canon:
    • Fantasia has lengthy segments of tiny, (non-detailed) nude fairies who bring dew, Autumn, and frost during the Nutcracker suite.
    • Hercules has a group of nymphs playing around before getting chased by Phil. They have a very brief appearance in the movie, though some get featured in a few episodes of the TV show; in particular, Phil's girlfriend Syrinx is very attractive.
    • Peter Pan: Tinker Bell. Since it was a different day, her first appearance lacked a Magic Skirt. There's a popular (but false) claim is that she is modeled after Marilyn Monroe, and it's not hard to see how someone would come to that conclusion.
    • Pinocchio: The Blue Fairy is a slender fair-skinned blonde that wears an elegant glittery blue dress. When she offers the position of conscience to Jiminy Cricket he is somewhat dumbstruck by her beauty. Additionally she was modeled after Jean Harlow, noted blonde bombshell of the era.
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest: Crysta, the female lead, is a pretty, young fairy who wears a midriff-bearing red dress.

    Films — Live-Action 

    Literature 
  • Artemis Fowl: Holly wishes she weren't. Or rather, that there were more females in her profession. As the first female officer of the Lower Elements Police, she faces a lot of sexism from her male, usually less attractive co-workers. To humans, she's a bombshell. Among other elves, she's slightly above average.
  • The Dresden Files describes most Fae as being of unearthly beauty. Even the ones you could step on. Harry's buddy Toot-Toot is just as beautiful as the Lords of Faerie, just scaled down to about six inches. The small fae are never described in any sexual terms, but the human-sized ones like Maeve, Lea, Aurora and Mab are an entirely different story.
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Felurian is a beautiful Fae who lures men into having sexual relations with her until they are (oftentimes) subjected to Death by Sex because she's a Horny Devil.
  • Modern Faerie Tales portrays many types of faeries as much more beautiful than mortals — if a little bit inhuman-looking along with it.
  • October Daye: Tybalt, a Cait Sidhe king is a male example who almost always appears in tight leather pants.
  • Peter Pan: Tinkerbell is described as "slightly inclined to embonpoint".
  • The fairies from The Shadowhunter Chronicles qualify for this. They are extremely beautiful and do not have large nudity taboos, so that many of them are sparsely dressed. It is even implied that many of them seek active romantic or sexual contacts with mundanes and shadowhunters.
  • The War of the Flowers: Applecore. Theo is somewhat disturbed when people ask if they're together, and to learn that the size difference can apparently be resolved through (magical) surgery.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Once Upon a Time:
    • The Blue Fairy's outfit is painted on. Although, while in Storybrooke, the fairies' human personas are nuns, so they dress more conservatively, even after regaining their memories and power.
    • Tinker Bell wears a short green dress similar to the one in Disney's animated version of Peter Pan.
    • The spin-off introduces us to the fairy Silvermist, who it turns out had a fling with Will Scarlett.
    • Season 6 introduces the evil Black Fairy who indeed embraces Evil Is Sexy - with a cleavage emphasising dress and a very seductive way of speaking.
    • The same season reveals that Tiger Lily was once a fairy. In contrast to her child form in the source material, here she's a sexy adult woman. Her fairy dress pays lots of attention to her figure.
  • Shadowhunters:
    • Rare Male Example in Meliorn, Isabelle's Seelie lover. His first appearance is a Shirtless Scene and he's an outright Mr. Fanservice.
    • Although the Seelie Queen first appears as a young girl, she can take on an older form if she wishes. And she does, assuming the form of the very attractive Sarah Hyland.
  • Supernatural
  • True Blood: Faries are considered extremely attractive and enticing (especially towards vampires, who find their blood deeply intoxicating). Played with, since it turns out their ethereal looks are an illusion projected into other minds and their real forms are less pleasant-looking, resembling goblins. With that said, those with fae ancestry not only inherit their limited powers, but their beauty too, such as Sookie Stackhouse and her brother Jason-though he only got the looks. This trope gets lampshaded by Holly Cleary when she complains that Andy's daughter (a Half-Human Hybrid) seduced her son using her fairy charm.

    Pinballs 
  • Farfalla: The butterfly fairy wears nothing but a gossamer robe and a smile.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Changeling: The Lost: A common trait of the Fairest. All changelings are shaped by the purposes for which they were used while they were in Arcadia, and the Fairest are those changelings who were made to satisfy the aesthetic or sexual whims of their Fae masters. As a result, even those Fairest who started out unattractive will come out the other side looking quite pretty... although whether you consider that a good thing depends on your perspective. Many other changelings are similarly warped by their Durance, coming out of Arcadia looking significantly different from how they did when they entered. Sometimes, it results in this trope, but other times, not so much.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Nymphs are so supernaturally beautiful that, depending on the edition of the game, they're capable of blinding or even outright killing mortals who see them (the death effect was typically caused by seeing them naked).
    • In 2nd Ed., sylphs are summonable "elemental-kin". Always Female, as they reproduce by laying eggs and what hatches is always another female sylph.
    • The artwork for 5th ed. pixies shows them scantily clad, gazing seductively out of the page. However they're also very child-like in face and behaviour.

    Theater 
  • In Iolanthe, all the fairies look like winsome teenage girls of seventeen years or thereabouts.
  • La Sylphide: The eponymous character is a beautiful fairy that attracts the protagonist enough to chase after her on his wedding day.

    Video Games 
  • Notte from Dragalia Lost is a subversion, as while she can be attractive, she is also quite decently dressed and never directly presented from a fanservice angle. After Chapter 18, however, she's not the only thing that grew, if you know what we mean...
  • Dragon's Crown: Tiki and the rest of her kin fall into this by virtue of every single one of them being Expies of Tinkerbell and her fairy friends. Tiki especially; the only outward differences between her and Tinkerbell is that Tiki has Girlish Pigtails and is drawn by George Kamitani, which means her physical features are more pronounced.
  • Sable's Grimoire: Pixies, being a One-Gender Race, need to seduce human males to reproduce. Thankfully they have magic to grow up to human size.
  • Shining the Holy Ark: The pixies generally show a lot of skin. The Pixie is in what seems like a skin-tight swimsuit. The Succubus likes to show off her ass. While the Incubus provides some eye-candy for the ladies. Also the Queen of the pixies shows a lot of cleavage.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Pixies tend to be depicted like this to help emphasize how they're among the few supernatural creatures not likely to rip your throat out the instant they see you.
  • Stormlord: The fairies are naked blondes with wings.
  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim has Crevia, guardian of the Alma's Trials unique to the PlayStation 2 port. Notably, while other fairies appear in the game, they're less conventionally attractive and work for the Big Bad.

    Web Animation 
  • Dreamscape: Eleenin's fairies are cute fairy girls, compared to her more gorgeous serenity.

    Webcomics 
  • Axe Cop: The Best Fairy Ever. She's dating Sockarang, who has to spend a lot of time brewing growth potions for her.
  • The NSFW Bloomin' Faeries! relies on the increasingly kinky hijinks of a mischievous fairy who wears (at most) a long loincloth, and a halter that barely contains her head-sized breasts. When other fairies appear, they wear variants of the same costume.
  • Cheshire Crossing: Tinkerbell yet again, or at least Peter seems to think so thanks to suddenly having puberty thrust upon him. She reciprocates enthusiastically. As for the problem of scale? This is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover which includes Alice In Wonderland, so there are workarounds.
  • In El Goonish Shive, the attractiveness of Nanase's fairy doll avatar is used to increase sales at the comicbook shop and on a meta level as fanservice.
  • Homestuck: Vriska convinces boy skylark Tavros to make a stand for daring and derring do, don his plucky "Pupa Pan" costume and fly to fight the horror awaiting which turns out to be her waiting in a skimpy fairy costume. At this point he falls into her web and her black widow motif goes Up to Eleven.
  • Oglaf: Parodied in this strip. A guy pays to get a sexy facial cleanse from some pixie callgirls...and ends up in total agony because they get tons of soapy water in his eyes, mouth, and nose with their inept attempts at arousing him. He can't make them stop because he was strapped down for the cleanse to keep him from accidentally swatting pixies.
  • Celia from The Order of the Stick is a human-sized fairy called a "Sylph". She's an elemental rather than a fairy, even though in OotS sylphs aren't Always Female. Also, there are her co-workers: an Earth counterpart (though she doesn't looks like Pech) who was just quietly offed, and a Fire one who was killed off-screen. Celia was "lucky" enough to "only" be petrified.
  • In The Wolf at Weston Court Elgin finds the Faeries "intriguing" for this reason. On their part, the Faeries don't make an effort to be sexy, but the open-backed clothes must draw attention.

    Web Original 
  • Mortasheen parodies this. The Mothstrous is one of the most humanoid creatures in the setting, looking like an attractive woman with moth wings and antennae. The subversion comes with the fact that it's considered hideously ugly by the inhabitants of Mortasheen. There's also the Blighterfly, which mocks this trope in a different way—it's anything but sexy, being a repulsive, tumor-ridden, troll-like creature with butterfly wings. Naturally, it's the one considered attractive in Mortasheen.
  • Neopets: The various faeries. Not too fanservicey, as it's a site used by kids, but their depictions are still quite good-looking.
  • In Tales of MU it's considered taboo for nymphs to wear any clothing, due to their infamous beauty being considered a gift from nature. Thus, Amaranth runs around stark naked all the time, except for her Nerd Glasses. Except when she's in private, wherein she wears clothing for the texture.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • Disenchantment: Parodied — all fairies we see look like aging sex-workers.
  • The Fairly OddParents:
    • The Tooth Fairy is recognized as the most beautiful fairy. It helps that she has a humanoid body compared to other fairies in the show.
    • Also the Amazonian Fairies in "Chicken Poofs".
    • Juandissimo, on the other hand, is a rather...unconventional take on this trope. He has ripped pecs, which he is fond of showing off at every opportunity, and talks in a seductive Mexican-Spanish accent.
  • Gargoyles: Titania, the Bean Sidhe, and the Lady of the Lake . In the case of Titania, Greg Weisman is on record stating that "she's got it, so she flaunts it."
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spryte is the series' Fairy Companion. She looks like she's modeled after Tinkerbell, wears a mini-dress with no underwear, and is something of a gender-inverted Handsome Lech who's trying to get Link to kiss her.
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series:
    • A variation where the faeries are two attractive teenagers named Dawson and Felicity (wonder what that's referencing). Although they're disguised as humans, all they need to do is hide their wings and feelers.
    • Cassandra invokes this when she gets the part of Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She gets excited about dressing up in a sexy costume since Harvey will be acting alongside her.
  • Samurai Jack: The Spring Spirit in "The Four Seasons of Death" is a beautiful slender wood nymph with pale white skin, long flowing hair, almost completely transparent wisps of cloth covering her lady bits, and a soft gentle voice provided by Grey Delisle.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Pixie Empress from "Pixtopia" has a shapely body, and Ferguson quickly grows infatuated with her to the point of almost marrying her.
  • Winx Club: The girls all have Impossible Hourglass Figures and wear Stripperific outfits, especially their fairy ones (the Sophix transformation takes the cake).

    Real Life 
  • While more innocent fairy costumes are popular among young girls for fancy dress parties and Halloween, Hotter and Sexier versions of fairy costumes are popular with adult women for Halloween.

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