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Western Animation / Barbie: A Fairy Secret

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A Direct to Video Barbie movie of 2011, and the second movie in a second subseries (This one has to do with Fairies, not Flairies).

Some time after the events of A Fashion Fairytale, it's the premiere of Barbie's latest movie, and she's attending with boyfriend Ken. While there, Ken's picture is taken by a scheming fairy named Crystal, who wants nothing more than to steal away Fairy Princess Graciela's boyfriend Zane. To this end, she uses a love potion to make Graciela smitten with Ken.

The plan works, and Ken is suddenly carted away in broad daylight. Fortunately for Barbie, however, her two stylist friends (for when she's away from Teresa and Grace) are also fairies, who take her and Raquelle to the fairy city of Gloss Angeles to rescue Ken before he winds up trapped in the fairy world.


This movie contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Graciela just cannot remember Ken's name despite its shortness and use hundred of other first name instead. Especially funny considering she wants to marry him.
  • Art Evolution: Everybody from Fashion Fairytale got new, much prettier and HD-er models.
  • Bag of Holding: Carrie’s (hand) bag carries everything from a baseball bat to false teeth to chef uniforms.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Graciella wants to marry Ken after she succumbs to Crystal's love potion, and won't stop no matter what.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Graciella tells Barbie and Raquelle their wings will vanish when they go back to their home world, but will magically reappear when they come to Gloss Angeles again.
  • Bullet Time: Ken does this to dodge magic bursts.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ken continues the tradition...somewhat.
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  • But Now I Must Go: Carrie and Taylor meet up with Barbie, Ken and Raquelle at the end of the movie, saying they reconnected with an old friend and are going back to their hometown. They’re referring to Graciella and Gloss Angeles, but due to the trio’s Laser-Guided Amnesia and the fairy secret is kept a secret once more, they don’t mention either by name before departing.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Raquelle proves to not be a good secret keeper, as shown before she, Barbie and Ken leave that she cannot keep the fairy secret. This prompts Graciella to send them home with their memories of their adventure erased and think it was a dream.
  • Continuity Nod: Remember Lilliana Roxelle from A Fashion Fairytale? She's a fashion fairy.
  • *Cough* Snark *Cough*: Raquelle calls Barbie a name dropper this way.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ken. He's outfitted in too-tight armor and is given small, pink clip-on wings...and dodges Zane's magic in bullet time.
  • Darker and Edgier: This time around, a kidnapping forms the basis of the plot. Also: Nary a Talking Animal in sight.
  • Distressed Dude: Ken gets kidnapped by Graciella and needs to be rescued.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Barbie, Ken and Raquelle share a laugh as the film ends and they miss Carrie and Taylor flying back to Gloss Angeles.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The movie takes place over the course of three days, with a lot of the second day happening throughout the main story.
  • Eye Color Change: The love potion causes Graciella's eyes to turn violet (they were originally blue), because the potion is red, the color of love.
  • The Faceless: How Graciella is introduced, She is fully shown for the first time just before she kidnaps Ken.
  • The Fair Folk: Played with. Graciella was brainwashed into kidnapping Ken, and Crystal brainwashed her because she wanted Zane to love her.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Graciela wears one for the attempted marriage to Ken, and the real marriage to Zane.
  • Fangirl: Evil fangirl, Crystal for Zane.
  • Happily Married: Rina and Granelin, owners of Wings & Things. Eventually Graciela and Zane.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Crystal uses a love potion on Graciella to get her to fall in love with Ken and marry him.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Several transitions throughout the movie consist of a fairy silhouette on a rainbow backdrop, which irises in to the next scene.
  • I Am Very British: Taylor.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Barbie gives one to Graciella, reminding her she's under a love potion and is forced to marry Ken from it.
  • Italians Talk with Hands: Zane emphasises everything he says with hand gestures.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Graciella sends Barbie, Raquelle and Ken back home with no memories of the entire adventure, making them think it was all a dream so the fairy secret can be kept a secret once more.
  • Love Potion: Graciela is tricked into drinking one, which makes her fall for Ken.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Physically, at least. Crystal looks a lot like Selena Gomez.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Because Raquelle is too excited to keep the fairy secret a secret, Graciella tells Barbie, Raquelle and Ken that when she sends them home, they will wake up thinking it was all a dream. They awaken with just that, but Barbie and Raquelle are still friends. The final scene confirms this is indeed real as Carrie and Taylor sprout their wings out of their sight and fly home.
  • The Power of Friendship: When Barbie and Raquelle make up and form a friendship, their FurySphere dissolves and they gain actual fairy wings, because forgiveness lets someone fly.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Graciela does not only wear pink and have wings of that color, she is also a pinkhead.
  • Princesses Rule: Graciela is called the fairy princess, but Carrie and Taylor once bring out she was always busy with royal duties; thus she is queen in any other aspect. Including her mean and obsessive behavior when under the influence of the Love Potion.
  • Punny Name: Gloss Angeles. They'd be laughing too if they hadn't seen Ken get kidnapped.
  • Rambunctious Italian: Zane cannot speak without raising his voice, gets triggered easily, and tries to physically harm Ken after thinking he's a cowardly human who stole Graciella from him.
  • Reflective Eyes: When Crystal Shows Graciella the photo of Ken after she falls under the love potion, the picture reflects into her eyes as she falls for him.
  • Reset Button: Used on Barbie, Ken and Raquelle at the end of the movie, when they lose all their memories of the fairy secret and Gloss Angeles and think it was a dream.
  • Secret Identity: The whole purpose of the fairy secret. The fairies from Gloss Angeles had to keep their identities hidden on Earth by hiding their wings.
  • Secret Keeper: Played straight and eventually subverted with Barbie, Raquelle and Ken. Raquelle obviously doesn't want to keep the fairies a secret, thus prompting Graciella to hit the Reset Button and erase their memories.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In the final scene after the Reset Button was hit on Barbie, Ken and Raquelle, when Raquelle notes she doesn't even know Carrie and Taylor as they are planning to leave, this worries them and they make a hasty retreat.
  • Shout-Out: To The Matrix, during the duel. Ken dodges Zane's magic in bullet time.
    • To Barbie Fairytopia Magic Of The Rainbow, Barbie's wings in both movies are almost identical.
  • Status Quo Is God: The movie ends with Barbie and Raquelle friends, but their memories of the adventure in Gloss Angeles were wiped so they think it was all a dream, thus the fairy secret is secret once more.
  • Technicolor Eyes: The love potion adds red, the color of love, to the eyes and it turns Graciela's blue eyes purple.
  • Transformation Sequence: Barbie and Raquelle get one when their forgiveness causes their fury sphere to make their fake wings real.
  • Yandere: Both Graciella and Crystal. However, Graciella was one against her will.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In Gloss Angeles, if a mortal marries a fairy, they must stay in Gloss Angeles forever.

Forgiveness lets you fly.

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Barbie: A Fairy Secret

To ensure Barbie, Ken and Raquelle won't tell anyone about the fairies or Gloss Angeles, Graciella informs them that their memories of their adventures in Gloss Angeles will be erased, so they wake up in the morning and think it was all a dream.

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