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  • Sadist Show: The series eventually became this, especially in the "Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker".
  • Sadist Teacher: Denzel Crocker.
  • Sadistic Choice: Will Timmy Turner report Vicky, losing his Fairy Godparents (who are like family to him) or keep it a secret and endure torture and severe abuse?
    • Later on however, Vicky more or less becomes a non-factor in Timmy keeping his fairies. In Grow Up Timmy Turner!, Vicky no longer babysits him (but still bullies him whenever they run into each other), so the only thing allowing Timmy to keep his fairies was him being a Manchild.
    • On the other hand, it's shown in several episodes that even if he can get rid of Vicky without losing his fairies, it accomplishes nothing in the long run. If Vicky ends up in jail, you can bet she'll be out the next episode. In "Vicky Gets Fired", Vicky does get fired from babysitting Timmy, but the problem is, she will end up seizing positions of power no matter what because no job will ever take her if all she wants to do is hurt people. As a result, Timmy had to wish her back to being a babysitter, as it's more acceptable that the harm she inflicts is mainly towards him as opposed to many.
  • The Sandman: After Timmy wished for a world without sleep, the Sandman was introduced as being both the master of all things sleep related and the owner of a mattress store in Dimmsdale. He shrinks and loses his powers when nobody sleeps, making him unable to revert Timmy's wish until Cosmo and Wanda fell to sleep on his new mattress.
  • Saving Christmas:
    • Timmy's wish for Christmas Every Day is what caused the problem in the first place. Timmy's wish was so bad, they had to make a new rule. The rule was that no child could never ever wish for Christmas every day.
    • The premise of the second live action movie A Fairly Odd Christmas.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: As of Season 10, Timmy and Chloe become this.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Timmy as a mouse, saying "squeak".
  • School of No Studying: Timmy spends much more time at school than most of his cartoon comrades, yet almost never even thinks about his grades despite being a straight-F student.
  • The Scottish Trope: Saying "Vicky" as a good thing.
  • Scary Flashlight Face: Often added for instant pseudo-evilness, e.g. in "Bad Case of Diary-Uh".
  • Scary Scorpions: A recurring gag involves characters getting stung by scorpions.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: In "Dread and Breakfast", with some bonus Scooby Doo characters.
  • Screens Are Cameras: In Information Stupor Highway, Crocker uses a spyware program to see what's happening in Timmy Turner's room. How does the program do it? By filming the room through the monitor of Timmy's computer.
  • Screw the Electric Bill!: "Electric bills are for squares! Like pants!"
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Remy, Tad, and Chad.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Foop.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Norm the Genie.
  • Second Person Attack: Used several times: at least two in Abracatastrophe; one in the beginning of Channel Chasers; in the episodes "Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad", "Scary Godparents", "Kung Timmy" (and several others), and occasionally in the Crimson Chin bridging sequences in the Season 0 episodes.
  • Secret Identity:
    • Cosmo and Wanda have to be kept a secret from everyone, or Timmy will lose them forever.
    • Charles Hampton Indigo for the Crimson Chin; Timmy himself for Cleft the Boy Chin Wonder.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Timmy's maternal grandparents from Ustinkistan seem to be very traditional and also act and dress like bumpkins, only to find out that they're actually very wealthy and live in a typical modern upper-class lifestyle. They only dress in their native attire and speak with their native accent for the occasion of Yaksgiving.
    Timmy: "Wait, you guys are rich and modern? and rich?"
  • Self-Deprecation: "Everybody knows that comedy is the lowest form of entertainment, next to animation."
  • Selfless Wish: Timmy needed money to buy tickets to "Crash Nebula: On Ice". He can't simply use his fairy godparents to wish for the tickets because it'd be theft and he can't wish for the Money so he opened a Lemonade Stand but his lemonade had a horrible taste until Cosmo dipped his used socks on it, which also caused the lemonade to grant wishes to anyone who drank it. After using almost all his lemonade to undo the damage caused by his customers, he intended to use the remaining lemonade to get the tickets but then he saw a thirsty boy who was forced to work making lemonade for Vicky's stand and Timmy decided to give him the lemonade and the boy, unaware that the lemonade would grant him a wish, wished for his Dad. The kid's Doug Dimmadome's long-lost son Dale Dimmadome. Doug Dimmadome owns the place where the show's performance would take place and rewarded Timmy and his friends by giving them Jobs selling lemonade at the stadium. (Giving tickets was not an option because all tickets had already been sold)
    • Otherwise, Timmy's selfless wishes don't count for the trope since his wishes are not limited by number.
    • In "Fairy Idol", Chester used his last wish to undo the damages caused by Norm.
    • If one counts Grow Up, Timmy Turner as canon, he's no longer allowed to make anything but selfless wishes.
  • Serious Business: Baseball in Foul Balled, the weather in Mother Nature
    • To the point where the citizens run the weatherman out of town with torches and pitchforks if he's wrong.
    • * The 'Crimson Chin vs. Crash Nebula' special caused Chester and AJ to decide who was the better hero, leading them to stop being friends during the episode. Both of them demand in unison that Timmy side with them, "...or you're not my friend anymore!"
  • Sewer Gator: The Dimmsdale Sewer Gator from the episode, "Ruled Out". It has 800 teeth and eats anything that moves.
    Timmy: "It's violent and educational, but mostly violent! Yay, violence!"
  • Shipper on Deck: Cosmo and Wanda apparently like it when Tootie kisses Timmy, even though they are obligated to use their magic to help Timmy avoid her.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Mark and Mandie.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Shown Their Work: The "Maho Mushi" segment at the end of Channel Chasers is anything but a Shallow Parody. Doubtless that segment was included due to the Dragon Ball Z craze, but it doesn't parody Z at all - it recreates the Piccolo Jr. arc at the end of the relatively obscure original Dragon Ball. Note Vicky's attire and the fact that the battle takes place in a tournament ring.
  • Show Within a Show: The Crimson Chin and Crash Nebula.
    • "Channel Chasers" was full of these, mainly as shout-outs or outright parodies of real shows and cartoons.
  • Shrunken Organ: In one episode Timmy swaps brains with an ordinary dog. His brain is noticeably the smaller of the two.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Wanda and Blonda.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Vicky and Tootie.
  • Side-Effects Include...: When Jorgen was about to erase Timmy's memories of having Fairy Godparents during the second part of "Fairy Idol", he said he'd use more "forgeticin". Then the viewers got an ad about forgeticin. The announcer forgot who he was and what he was doing while announcing side effects.
  • Sign of the Apocalypse: Timmy getting an A.
  • Silence Is Golden: "Pipe Down". All dialogue gets replaced by sound effects. Of course, it ends with a Charade of Incoming Doom when Timmy tries to take his muting wish back.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Mr. Turner's one sided rivalry with Dinkleberg.
  • Sleep Aesop: In "Beddy Bye", Timmy gets tired of missing out on things happening after bedtime and so wishes there was no sleep. After a few weeks, Timmy notices everyone is getting tired and cranky, including his fairy godparents, and that the Mattress King, who is the Sandman, is shrinking due to losing his business. Timmy goes to him to undo the wish, which he does, but not before teaching Timmy a lesson by making him lose sleep for a week, rendering him tired and ugly.
  • Sleep Deprivation: Because Timmy wants to experience the night, he wishes that he and the rest of the world would never sleep. The sleep deprivation quickly catches up to Cosmo and Wanda, making them hideous and grouchy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tad & Chad, Juandissimo, Crocker on occasion
  • Small Town Rivalry: Dimmsdale and Brightburg hate each other.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Wanda in Timmy's fairy godfamily, who's also the only female of the core cast. After Chloe's introduction, this trope is no longer used.
  • Smurfing: The apes in "Abra-Catastrophe" say "bananas" a lot.
  • Snark Ball: Cosmo, and he knows it.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: The reason why fairies do—to take care of neglected children.
  • Sound Effects Bleep - The one time anyone actually says the names of Timmy's parents, the words are drowned out.
    Young Timmy's Dad: "My real name is *loud truck goes by* but everyone calls me Dad."
  • Space Cadet Academy: The setting of a Poorly Disguised Pilot for Crash Nebula!.
  • Sparse List of Rules: Fairy Godparents are restricted to a large list of rules listed in a gigantic book titles 'Da Rules'. Cosmo and Wanda would pull out the rule book any time Timmy plans on making a wish that would break the rules. It's never said how many rules there are, but new ones are mentioned frequently.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There's confusion over whether it's Juandissimo or Wandissimo. Production art spells is as the former.
  • Spinning Paper: Lampshaded when Wanda complains it makes her dizzy.
  • Spit Take: Cosmo does these often, even intentionally.
    • Played straight and then parodied several times by other characters in the episode "Pipe Down."
  • Spoiled Brat: The Popular Kids
  • Spoof Aesop: The moral from "Future Lost". While Wanda is still reciting what could be the moral, Timmy and Cosmo are long since asleep.
  • Spontaneous Human Combustion: In "Smart Attack", all scientists (and a few robots) react allergic to emotion by exploding.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Since Season 7 onward, Denzel Crocker, Timmy's dad, Cosmo, and Foop have more and more amount of screen-time in the show, ESPECIALLY the two former. Sparky has become the more prominent protagonist in Season 9, replacing Poof from this role. In the tenth season, Chloe has replaced both Sparky and Poof as the new main character of the show.
  • Squick: In-universe example in "Open Wide and Say Aaagh" when Timmy catches a view of his fathers naked butt.
  • Squashed Flat: The show sometimes employs this trope. One prime example is when Timmy's parents charge him with guarding his parents case of glass figurines. The Greek Gods of Mt. Olympus show up. One of them is about to strike the glass case, Timmy steps in front to prevent it's falling and it falls on him. When the case is removed there is a very, very flat Timmy on the floor.
  • Stalker Shrine: Tootie's entire room is one of these with shrines, pictures, dolls of Timmy. Veronica has something similar...with Trixie. Timmy sometimes has one of these in his bedroom for Trixie Tang as well.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Timmy has three: Tootie, Veronica, and The Darkness. And Juandissimo to Wanda.
  • Stand-In Parents
    • Timmy Turner uses a wish to try out his friends' dads because his own dad was so lame.
    • He also has Cosmo and Wanda stand in as his parents, and Hilarity Ensues.
  • Standard '50s Father: Timmy Turner's dad, initially.
  • Start of Darkness: The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker
  • The Stars Are Going Out: Wishology Part I
  • The Starscream: The Lead Eliminator
  • Status Quo Is God: Why all of Timmy's wishes eventually fail. Some wishes he makes are plain irrelevant.
  • Stepford Suburbia: Dimmadome Acres
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Charles Hampton Indigo
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Reporter for the Crimson Chin
  • The Stoic: Timmy in "Emotion Commotion!" after wishing away his emotions.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: In That Ol' Black Magic, the Anti-Wanda is so stupid, she eats with her feet; later in that episode, Cosmo is seen eating a sandwich with his feet.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: The Gigglepies
  • Student Council President: Tad and Chad
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Action Packed
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Done occasionally with Crocker.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: In Merry Wishmas
  • Sugar Apocalypse: The Giggle Pies
    • "Just Dessert"? note 
  • Super-Fun Happy Thing of Doom: The Gigglepies in So Totally Spaced Out
  • Superhero Episode: Many, owing to Butch Hartman's comic-book geek roots. The Crimson Chin episodes, in particular, have practically become their own subgenre.
  • Super Hero Origin: The Crimson Chin was bitten on the chin by a handsome radioactive actor.
  • Superhero School: In The Big Superhero Wish and Crash Nebula
  • Superhuman Trafficking: Fairies are often hunted, almost always it is Mr. Crocker going after Timmy's fairies. in The Movie, Abracatastrophe he succeeds
  • Super Strength: The Crimson Chin, Francis and Trixie in The Big Superhero Wish
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: A running gag
  • Surfer Dude: Mark Chang
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The Lead Eliminator
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    Timmy: Morning, guys.
    Timmy's Dad: WHAT SUPERPOWERS?!
  • Swiss Army Tears: Double subverted in Fairy Idol.

  • Take Over the World: Every human and villain but Norm the Genie wants to do it.
    • Even a monkey wanted to do it in Abra-Catastophe, if Cosmo's monkey language abilities are to be trusted. Well, not so much take over the world as have apes take over the world, and have him take Timmy's place. Or a banana.
    • Dark Laser wants to destroy the Earth.
  • Take That!:
    • In "When Losers Attack", Crocker, Foop and Dark Laser end up getting sucked into a black hole and fall into a random cityscape.
    Crocker: Hmm, I wonder where you end up after going through a black hole. *town sign reads "Welcome to Bakersfield"* Einstein was right!
    • "Timmy's 2-D House Of Horrors" has unyielding and relentless bashing towards the 3-D movie phenomenon.
    • School's Out: The Musical revealed Flappy Bob's parents checked every clown-congregation spot in the county. And then Flappy's dad adds: "we even checked the U.S. Congress! It was full of clowns...but none of them were fun!"
    • "Chindred Spirits" in an interesting example. On the surface, it looks like a Take That! at comic book fans who are overdosed on action and don't care about characterization, except the Chin's comic is being boring due to his want of romance/dating Golden Locks (oddly making Timmy in the right, even though it acts like he's not). So it's really a Take That! at overly Wangst- or fluff-laden romance-arcs in comics.
    • "Timmy's Secret Wish" has an extended Take That! towards New Jersey.
      • "Dadbra-Cadabra" has a quick one, a sign reads "Hoboken, population 39,900 hoboes"
    • "Farm Pit" has one towards Cleveland, their sign is "Welcome To Cleveland, now go home!" and the city is also shown to be full of crime scenes.
    • "This is Your Wish" has Cosmo destroying or ruining three ancient or mythical cities, the third being Xanadu turned into a polluted, smog-infested city full of factories.
    Cosmo: I call it Pittsburgh!
    • In-universe: the song "Icky Vicky." Not only did Chip Skylark find it necessary to write a song about how horrible a person Vicky is, but he debuted the song on live television in a giant stadium full of people. Can't get much more blatant than that.
  • Talk to the Hand: Trixie, as film critic of Timmy's Greatest Movie Ever (ahem) in "Movie Magic".
  • Talking Animals: These happen to be pretty common in this universe, and they aren't even fairies. There were even sharks who remarked how Timmy didn't react to their presence.
  • Tastes Better Than It Looks: Timmy wishes his mother were a great chef so he wouldn't have to eat her nasty-looking food. She enters a cooking competition and loses this gift (due to fairy rules forbidding magic being used to win competitions) and cooks up one of her disgusting looking meals. Timmy volunteers to eat it to save his mother from humiliation... only to find that the meal is absolutely delicious, so much so that it wins the competition.
  • Taught by Television: A literal example is Poof in Wishology, but TV is treated as the solution on multiple occasions.
  • Terrible Artist: Cosmo (who else) in "Engine Blocked".
  • The Needs of the Many: "Vicky Gets Fired". She promptly gets Major. All of Timmys wishes just push her up in the Power pyramid. When she is finally Overlord of the Universe (How? Don't Ask.), Timmy pushes the Reset Button. Cue "For the Good of the Many" poof.
  • The Nudifier: Timmy goes nuclear at the end of "Pipe Down".
  • The Talk: "Fairly Oddbaby", of course. Technically averted: Cosmo has to talk about the birds and...The Bee Gees?
  • The Team: Timmy's fairy godfamily.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Vicky. There's even a club for evil teen babysitters!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Always used on females.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Wanda and Blonda, Tad & Chad.
  • “The Reason You Suck” Speech: In "Frenemy Mine", after Vicki tells Timmy it's his fault she lost her only friends, he tells replies that it's her own fault for being such an awful, vile person.
    • Silimilarly, in "Snow Bound," after getting stuck in a snow-filled cave by an avalanche that Vicky caused, Vicky tries to blame Timmy for it. Timmy turns it around on her by pointing out that she caused the avalanche, and says that she causes him so much misery that there's one good thing about their situation:
    Timmy: If I go down, well, AT LEAST YOU'RE GOING DOWN WITH ME!
    • In "Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary", Timmy meets Remy Buxaplenty, a billionaire godchild. Upon discovering one another's fairies, they meet one another to cut to the chase. Here, Remy attempts to bribe Timmy to wish away his fairies. Timmy sums up Remy pretty well in response.
    Timmy Turner: You know what stinks about you, Remy? You're rich, you have godparents and you're still miserable.
  • There Was a Door: "Timmy, I'm respecting your privacy by knocking, but asserting my authority as your father by coming in anyway!" *breaks down door with battering ram*
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Friday the 13th is when the anti-magic pixies can escape.
  • This Loser Is You: Timmy.
  • This Page Will Self-Destruct: Timmy's dad to Timmy via tape recorder: "Pass the butter. This message will self destruct"
  • Those Two Guys: Chester and AJ started out as Timmy's two best friends, but ultimately became more associated with each other - sometimes even separately from Timmy. Cupid and Juandissimo sometimes as well.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: This rule is the most sacred of Da Rules—fairies cannot use their magic to harm or kill any living being (that unfortunately, includes roaches, explaining why magic doesn't kill them).
  • Three Shorts: Or more more accurately two shorts format.
  • Three Wishes: The number Norm the Genie can grant. Subverted because it is possible to wish for three more wishes; genies just don't like to tell that to their masters.
  • To Hell and Back: The plot of "Timmy's Secret Wish" turns into the main cast trying to rescue Poof from the Hocus Poconos, where Ret Gone-d wishes go to rot.
  • Token Rich Student: The cool kids are so wealthy that they can pay to have separate areas for them in school like a cool booth at the cafeteria, cool restrooms, and cool seats in the bus(which consists on a dance floor and a jacuzzi.)
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Vicky and Tootie. This is shown in contrast especially in the episode Timmy's 2-D House of Horror where the two sisters took over Timmy's bedroom; turning one half into a pink and girly room with unicorns, and the other half into a medieval dungeon.
    • Seen with Trixie and Veronica. Trixie is secretly a comic fangirl while Veronica is a cheerleader Valley Girl stereotype.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: In "Snow Bound", Timmy sticks his tongue to a frozen fishbowl and then proceeds to pull himself out of a pit he was stuck in using his tongue as a lasso.
  • Tonight, Someone Kisses: The promos for Wishology and The Fairly Odd Movie.
  • Too Awesome to Use: When Turner wishes everything he says is true, he becomes a dangerous reality-warper that can disarm any threat, but also inadvertently banishes his own fairies away. Cue a struggle to get them back with said power. Thank goodness he didn't make any paradoxical statements that would have imploded the universe.
  • Too Desperate to Be Picky: Invoked in "Just the Two of Us!" When Timmy continuously gets passed over by Trixie, he ends up wishing he was the only other person besides her and his fairies on the entire planet. After avoiding him the rest of the episode, she's forced to spend time with him, but the sudden isolation has seriously taken it's toll on her sanity, forcing Timmy to revert his wish.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Crocker in Abra Catastrophe.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Mother Nature and The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, where the torches and pitchfork crowd is still chasing him decades afterwards.
    • Happened again in another episode where Poof uses his magic to switch Timmy's head with a nearby housefly so they could sneak out and watch a movie. When his dad discovers the fly-headed boy, he rouses up an angry crowd of medieval looking townspeople who try to end the creature while wielding torches and pitchforks. After Timmy undoes the wish, his Mom reminds Dad not to do it again, suggesting this has happened many times before.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Chester and AJ in "Love at First Height". I mean, who could recognize them with that fake moustache?
  • Touch of Death:
  • Timmy's Dad tries to Invoke this by trying to get Dinkleberg give his wife a "celebratory handshake."
  • Trailer Park Tornado Magnet: There was one episode where Timmy meets Cosmo and Wanda's previous and infamous godchildren. One of them proudly takes credit for wishing that tornadoes always hit trailer parks.
  • Tranquillizer Dart: An episode in which a Drill Sergeant Nasty, Jorgen von Strangle, is quickly rendered insensate using two darts (humorously marked "K" & "O") during a fit of animalistic rage.
  • Trash of the Titans: When Timmy accidentally wrecks Mount Olympus for partying with the gods too hard, they decide to all party as his house until such a time that Wanda has Olympus rebuilt. He does everything in his power to prevent them from destroying everything.
  • Troperiffic: It had to be said.
  • "Truman Show" Plot: "Timmy TV" has Timmy discovering that he's secretly the star of Fairy World's most popular reality show, whose Simon Cowell-esque producer has Timmy sign a contract that allows the producers to make changes to Timmy's life (such as changing the color of his hat to purple and replacing his mom with Florence Henderson).
  • Tuckerization: Elmer, Bob the boil.
  • Tsundere: Wanda. Vicky might also be this; while usually violent, cruel, cold-hearted and sadistic, she seems to melt like butter for the guys she falls in love with. And for some fans, hinted in Trixie Tang.
  • TV Telephone Etiquette: Timmy talks in a three-way split screen with his friends Chester and AJ. After the conversation, Timmy and Chester hang up without saying "Goodbye" Poor A.J. was left on the line.
  • Twitchy Eye: Trixie when she goes insane in Just the Two of Usfits.

  • Unfazed Everyman: Sprig Speevack in Crash Nebula
  • Unfulfilled Purpose Misery: This is enforced with the godparents. As their purpose in life is to grant their godchild's wishes, if they go too long without granting a wish, they suffer from "magical buildup" and literally explode.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda are married.
  • The Unintelligible: Sylvester Calzone in Momnipresent
  • Unknown Rival: The Dinklebergs to the Turners. Subverted in Operation: Dinkleburg. Dinkleburg has known of Mr. Turner's one sided rivalry for years and truly holds no ill will in turn. He plays the villain when Mr. Turner accuses Dinkleburg of being evil just to give him the satisfaction of believing he was right.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Mrs. Turner, to Dinkleberg
  • Unnamed Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Turner
  • The Un Reveal: The aforementioned names of Timmy's parents
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Used in Fairly OddBaby. And Double-subverted.
  • Unsound Effect: used all the time when magic occurs, though usually accompanied by sound.
    • Parodied to the point where, since the fairies use poof, the anti-fairies use foop
  • The Unwitting Comedian: In the episode "Class Clown", Timmy wishes that he was the funniest boy on Earth, hoping it would get Trixie to notice him. Because of this, everything he says will cause those that hear him to laugh hysterically. At first it works, but Timmy gets annoyed when literally everything he says is treated like he's telling a joke, even when he tries to reverse the wish. Luckily, he manages get Cosmo and Wanda to take him to Fairy World. Because he wished to be the funniest man on Earth, he is no longer funny off planet, and is able to wish everything back to normal.
  • Uptown Girl: Mrs. Turner to Mr. Turner, since she is apparently the daughter of a very wealthy owner of a successful fast food chain.
  • Urban Fantasy: FOP takes place ostensibly in the early 2000's in a world where not just fairies, but a variety of magical and mythical creatures exist among humans.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Crocker
  • Useless Spleen: In an attempt to beat Timmy up while Timmy blocks his attempts with his newly-gotten attendance award, Francis can be heard shouting "Ow, my hand! Ow, my other hand! Ow, my head! Ow, my spleen!" as he continues to take swings.
  • Useless Superpowers: Whenever a wish would break a rule/Whatever the plot needs.
  • Usurping Santa: After Timmy wishes that every day is Christmas, the other holiday icons conspire to take out Santa so that their own holidays can exist again.

  • Valley Girl: Veronica.
  • Vandalism Backfire: Happens occasionally. Vicky will destroy something of Timmy's (or less frequently, Tootie's) and Timmy will wish that the item was something belonging to Vicky instead.
    Timmy: That's not my treasured collection of Crimson Chin comics. That's your life savings.
  • Vanilla Edition: All the season DVD sets
  • Verbal Tic: Crocker has a nasty habit whenever he breaches the topic of FAIRY GODPARENTS!
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In one episode, Mandie keeps an apple in there. Due to Timmy's wish, it inadvertently turns into a bomb.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Miss Doombringer
  • Villains Out Shopping: Norm the Genie when free in Fairy Idol
  • Visions of Another Self: "Odd, Odd West"
  • Villain Episode: Back to the Norm, the comic story The Babysitter Sings
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Timmy managed to humiliate Crocker on a global scale and get him arrested for developing a supposed computer virus by uploading a video file of himself modeling one of his mother's dresses.
    "Oh well, I suppose it does make me look pretty."
  • Villain Song: "Pixie Rap", "Gimmie the Wand", Vicky gets a few in the comic story The Babysitter Sings
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: Two versions of "Icky Vicky" and "Vicky Free Summer"
  • Villain World: When Crocker takes over. We sort of see Vicky's version in Channel Chasers.
  • Virtual Danger Denial: In one episode, Jimmy and friends start out thinking this, but since the game is magic, it can really kill them, so Timmy has to save them.
  • Visible Invisibility: In "Timvisible", when Timmy wishes to be invisible, he becomes transparent with a glowing black outline so the viewer can see where he is.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jorgen to Cosmo, Wanda, and Binky.
  • Vocal Evolution: Probably as a result of the increasingly updated sound adjustment and the advancement of the actors' voices, almost every one of the show's characters went through this at some time or another.
    • Cosmo sounded more like a game show host in the Oh Yeah! Cartoons pilots and first two seasons.
    • Crocker's voice was much softer and toned down in his first few appearances, although it had to change to adjust to his growing insanity over the advancing seasons.
    • Chester and A.J. sounded exactly like their estimated ages in the first couple of seasons, before their voice actors were replaced and they sounded much older as a result.
  • Voices Are Mental: Blondas Have More Fun and Presto-Change-O
    • "Which is Wish" also does it when Timmy and Chloe switch bodies, but it acknowledges so and even has some fun with it. When both sets of parents notice the sudden change in the kids' behavior, they blame the friendship and Chloe's parents even intend to move to keep them apart. Unable to undo the wish at the moment, the switched Timmy and Chloe dress up as their usual selves and convince their parents that everything is fine.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: All fairies and anti-fairies, Mark and Grippulon, the Eliminators
  • The Von Trope Family: Jorgen Von Strangle

  • Walk Into Camera Obstruction:
    • "Hairicane" with Timmy's dad as he is walking out of the garage with a ski mask.
  • Watch It Stoned: The show, according to some people.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Vicky's response to her boyfriend Ricky leaving her in The Odd Couple.
    Vicky: Ricky! Don't lose my number! You don't have to call nobody else. SEND IT OFF IN A LETTER TO YOURSELF!
    • Also in "Land before Timmy".
    Cosmo and Wanda: COCKADOODLEDO!
    Timmy (dozing before the computer): "I love the nightlife, I've got to boogie..."
  • Wanted A Son Instead: The in-series reason why Timmy has pink clothes is because his parents wanted a daughter. Even after he outgrew his baby clothes, they continued to get him pink outfits.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Fairies are powerless when under a butterfly net.
  • We Can Rule Together: Dark Laser and Anti Cosmo to Timmy
  • Wedding Day: Jorgen and the Tooth Fairy
  • Weekend Inventor: Mr. Turner.
  • A Weighty Aesop: The episode "Just Desserts!" in which Timmy wishes that it was dessert all the time. By day 28 of the wish everyone is severely obese and gets to the point of rolling around. The extra weight causes the Earth to tilt on its axis and spin towards the sun.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Remy
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Cosmo and Wanda taking "duck lips" selfies. Enough said.
  • Wham Line: In "Fairy Idol", when a counterfeit Timmy tortures Cosmo and Wanda:
    Cosmo and Wanda: WE QUIT!!!
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The Bouncing Boil and Hawk Gal in The Big Superhero Wish
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Timmy in Wishology to Jorgen and Turbo Thunder
    • Chloe dishes one out to her parents in "Booby Trapped" when, despite being wildlife experts, they didn't think putting two endangered animals with no natural camouflage in the middle of the jungle was a bad idea.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Timmy's paternal grandfather is quite fond of the trope. His first non-flashback line was a rant about how he doesn't like things as how they're today when compared to what they used to be.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad??: Timmy's parents, at first.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The show takes place in fictional Dimmsdale. It turns out there IS a place called Dimsdale. It's in northern Canada. The series later revealed the town is in California, but only on the map, and not by name.
    • The episode "Meet the Oddparents" narrowed down the location. At the end of the episode Jorgen invokes his authority from Whittier, California while erasing Timmy's parents memories. Whittier is a city south-east of Los Angeles. Its not much of a stretch to think that Dimmsdale lies in the same general area.
  • Whip It Good: Wanda in Timmy the Barbarian
  • White Stallion: In "Escape From Unwish Island", Sanjay is revealed to usually have dreams where Timmy shows up on a white horse to rescue him.
  • Whole Plot Reference: "Fairly Odd Baby" and "Anti-Poof" have heroes of different species banning together to protect a newborn fairy baby a la the famous Gargoyles episode "The Gathering." In particular, compare the scenes where Fox and Wanda stand in front of their son's crib challenging the intruder in "The Gathering" and "Anti-Poof."
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Chester in Just the Two of Us
    • And Trixie in "The Boy Who Would Be Queen." Timmy had no clue it was Trixie until her hat came off.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Clowns: In A Bad Case of Dairy-Uh only for Timmy.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In Back to the Norm
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: In "Merry Wishmas", after Timmy and the other Dimmsdale residents didn't get what they wanted, Timmy decides to give everyone a coupon for one free wish. Unfortunately, Vicki isn't happy with just one wish, so she wishes for a million wishes, some of which make their way into the hands of other kids, who go on a wishing spree. When Jurgen investigates the high wishing activity, he finds that Timmy in Dimmsdale is responsible for this, so he stops the wishing, and then he tries to replace Christmas with Wishmas, because he believes fairies are better than Santa Claus, with Santa moving into Timmy's house after he feels he's no longer popular. Timmy captures Jurgen, Cosmo and Wanda (who are known as the Magic Mailman and his Mail Mites) in order to bring Santa out of retirement when the kids are disappointed in Wishmas. Even Dad Turner (as Nogman) helps out by letting Santa use his Nog-mobile, and the Dimmsdale kids help out by filling the sleigh with a mountain of surplus toys.
  • Wild Card Excuse: Whatever it is, Timmy got it on the Internet. Yes, that includes heat vision.
    • In one early episode he lied that he inherited the Internet.
      • Specifically:
    Timmy: Inheritance?
    Friends: blank stare
    Timmy: The internet?
    Friends: blank stare
  • William Telling: "Emotion Commotion"
  • Wishing for More Wishes: Mr. Crocker rubs a genie lamp, Freeing the Genie and earning Three Wishes. However, since genie wishes have no limitations, every third wish involves him for wishing three more.
  • With This Herring: Timmy in Wishology
  • World-Healing Wave: Used a few times in place of the simple Reset Button. Like in Fairly Odd Baby when Poof "breaks wind", which unleashes one to reverse the Pixies' and Anti-Fairies' World-Wrecking Wave.
  • World of Badass: Action Packed
  • World of Ham
  • World-Wrecking Wave: Mr. Crocker causes one in the first movie to create a Villain World after stealing Wanda. The Pixies and Anti-Fairies let one loose in Fairly Odd Baby using Poof's magic. They destroy Fairy World and start The End of the World as We Know It on Earth.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Enforced in "The Good Old Days" - Timmy can't clobber Vicky because you can't hit a girl in old cartoons! (Don't worry, he solves the problem in usually logical Timmy style... by giving her a magical sex change. Uh, you could do THAT in old cartoons?)
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: in Inspection Detection
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Timmy's wish in "It's A Wishful Life" was, admittedly, a desperate attempt to salvage his bruised ego (having obviously seen the Trope Namer movie).
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks: In "The Big Scoop", a literal set of tracks serves as a boundary line between the trailer park where Chester Mc Badbat resides and the land where Chester's well-off friend A.J.'s home is located.


  • Yandere: Mandie. Trixie in the episode "Just The Two Of Us" and Veronica, though she's not as dangerous.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Several
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Mark Chang, but when Mandie is defeated he can go home anytime, he just likes being on Earth.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Crocker's origins in "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker"
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most fairies
  • You Meddling Kids: Benedict Arnold in "Twistory".
  • You Must Be This Tall to Ride: In "Love at First Height", Timmy, Chester and A.J. can't ride Adrenaland's roller coaster for not being tall enough. According to A.J.'s calculations, neither of them will be before becoming sixteen years old so he and Chester use a "tall kid kit" to look like an adult and end up being invited to a kid-free area of the park. Timmy just wishes he's sixteen years old and his fairy godparents grant the wish.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: "Power Mad"
  • Your Size May Vary: Timmy is shown to change in size from scene to scene. In the early seasons before Mom and Dad were given faces, Timmy was small enough to sit completely in Dad's hand.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Timmy would reasonably have grown and his perception of his parents as giants vanished. Also his size in later episodes (at least those without shrinking) is more-consistent.

  • Zee Rust: For the episode Future Lost. Timmy finds an old comic book that describes the "far off" future of the year 2000. He notes that the real 21st century is nothing at all like what's in the comic book.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Mandie


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