Encantadia is a Filipino fantasy television series. It was created by Suzette Doctolero, and it premiered on GMA Network in 2005. In 2016, it got a reboot series.
The four kingdoms of Encantadia - Adamya, Sapiro, Lireo, and Hathoria - are guarded by four Sang'gre (princess) sisters, Alena, Danaya, Amihan, and Pirena. The four each guard one of four powerful gems: the Brilyante ng Hangin (Gemstone of Air), the Brilyante ng Lupa (Gemstone of Earth), the Brilyante ng Apoy (Gemstone of Fire), and the Brilyante ng Tubig (Gemstone of Water). These gemstones are essential for balancing the power in Encantadia. But one day, the Hathors from Hathoria threaten to take all four gems for themselves, causing a hostility between them and the other three kingdoms.
Encantadia contains the following tropes:
- Conlang: The inhabitants of Encantadia speak a fictional language called Enchanta, which is inspired by both the Filipino language and Romance languages.
- Continuity Reboot: The 2016 reboot resets the locations, plot, etc.
- Crossover: The Mulawin movie is a crossover with Encantadia.
- Dual Wielding : Danaya and Pirena in the 2005 original run.
- Elemental Powers: The gemstones guarded by the Sang'gre sisters each represent an elemental power - air, earth, fire, and water. Each of the sisters have powers and personalities that fit their respective element as well.
- Flying Seafood Special: Flying manta rays are among Sapiro's wildlife.
- Licensed Game: It has a licensed mobile game called Encantadia Blast.
- Magic Knight: In the original 2005 run, the Sang'gres were not only skilled at magic and manipulating their own element but are elite warriors as well.
- Multi-Part Episode: Episodes of the 2016 reboot are divided into chapters. Most have only one chapter, but some have more than one chapter at once, and sometimes more than one episode will contain a given chapter (e.g. episodes 15 and 16 both comprise Chapter 19, "The Bad Vision of Minea").
- One-Word Title: Encantadia is only one word.
- The Place: Encantadia is the name of the show's setting.
- Spin-Off: Has one, titled Etheria. Encantadia itself is a spin-off of Mulawin.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Hathorian royalty, particularly Hagorn, Pirena's father, has this ability, however, as he is not of diwata blood he cannot maintain it for long and it weakens him with each use. Pirena, as a part-diwata, can maintain it for far longer than he can at little cost to herself.
- Weapon of Choice