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Jeremiah's not so giant
Fury hasn't got her wings
Trafalgar, he just keeps on trying
But his spells don't help a thing

A Mexican/Irish/Australian/American co-production that originally aired on 7TWO. The series takes place in a fairy tale-like setting. Three best friends, Jeremiah, the son of the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, Trafalgar, the nephew of Merlin the Wizard, and Fury, the daughter of Tooth Fairy, live through a tough life as teenagers and are determined to be themselves, despite their parents' orders and their fairy tale origins.

Briefly played in the U.S on The Hub but it's run was cut short due to the switch over to Discovery Family and the network ditching most of their shows.


The series provides examples of:

  • Adults Are Useless: See Parental Neglect and Sadist Teacher
  • Alpha Bitch: The show adores this trope. The Grimm Sisters are the main example. Melody is this for the fairies, and directly bullies Fury. Cindy Rella also borders on this. And so does Fury's ex-best friend Adorabella after she's got her wings. Very dangerous as well.
  • An Aesop: In most episodes. Most of the morals are pretty standard basic stuff for children's cartoons; Never tell a lie, don't judge a book by its cover and cheaters never win. However, a few of the episodes morals are things that most children's cartoons wouldn't tackle and/or haven't been done properly like these before.
    • "Ye Olde Face Scroll Blues" Is about a group of Trolls called... The Trolls cyberbullying Geppetto Jr on Ye Olde Face Scroll, a parody of Facebook. Eventually Jeremiah becomes the new target after trying to stand up to the trolls. So he and his friends decide to hypnotise the Trolls into being nice so they won't hurt anyone. However the three then realise that by controlling the trolls to be nice not only makes them the bullies, but also makes the trolls similar to zombies as Jeremiah says "They're nice zombies but their ZOMBIES" So eventually they switch them back.
      • The episode not only explores the subject of bullying and what you should and shouldn't do when you interact with one, but also reminds people that you can't force people to change or to be nice people and by controlling them your only being the antagonist in the situation. It takes time for people the change.
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    • "Not So Adorabella" Is another episode that deals with a serious topic. It's about Fury's childhood friend Adorabella coming over to visit. However Adorabella seem more into mischief and causing havoc and basically just being a horrible person. She also becomes more toxic to Fury and forces her to join in on her chaos. By the end of the episode Fury realises how much Adorabella has changed in the wrong ways and decides to cut all contact with her.
      • This episode tackles the subject of toxic relationships and shows that no matter who someone is (If they are your friends or family) If you see them becoming a sinister person then it's best to not associate with them anymore and let them get the help they need.
    • If you want a more in depth glossary of all of the morals explained in this show then here's a list.
      • Gossiping for attention is stupid. (As seen in episode 10 "Grimm Gossips")
      • Fighting over petty things is also stupid. (As seen in episode 36 "Giant Competition)
      • Sometimes things are never what they seem (As seen in episodes 17 "How to Restrain your dragon" and episode 9 "Something wicked this way substitutes")
      • If your sick stay at home. (As seen in episode 48 "No Nose Trouble")
      • The best thing in life is a friend (As seen in episode 29 "A Giant sized ego")
      • Stop being a bitch. Just stop it. (As seen in... MULTIPLE episodes)
  • Awesome Ego: Chuck Charming. Also falling into the stereotypical 90s teen type. His father is no different. Compared to Chuck his dad is GASTON.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Several times, Trafalgar getting it the most. Other times it's not him though, but Jesus Christ you have to feel sorry for him though.
  • Consummate Liar: Pinocchio Jr... it's in his nature. He's the son of a puppet he can't help it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Grimm Sisters.
  • Expository Theme Tune
  • Expy: Trafalgar resembles Severus Snape.
  • Good Parents: For reason despite him being an evil wizard, Titan Coldface is actually the closest instance of a Good Parent or a Useful Adult in the show since he actually cares for and loves his family.
  • Jerkass:
    • Evil Earl, the son of an evil wizard. But you gotta admit he is sometimes a cinnamon roll.
    • MYRON.
    • However, The trope of this changes depending on the writer and story, but Earl is the biggest offender. So this would also fall into the Depending on the Writer trope.
  • Meaningful Name: The Grimm Sisters are named after the Brothers Grimm.
  • Nice Guy: Jeremiah and Trafalgar, though the latter can be quite boastful of himself even if he means well. Jeremiah falls into the subject though the most as he is the voice of reason in the group.
  • Parental Neglect: Almost all of the parents in the show (Titan Coldface is an exception. See Good Parents) are either
A: Imcompetent to raise or care for a child properly B: Careless about their child's problems. C: Both
  • Perky Goth: Trafalgar and Fury.
  • Sadist Teacher: Mother Goose, most of the time.
  • Ship Tease:
    • During the pilot, Trafalgar took Fury out to the prom which would clue in that they may have a relationship as the series progresses.
    • In "Nice Giants Finish Last", frog-Trafalgar gets a kiss from Fury to turn him back to normal, though Fury says "Let Us Never Speak of This Again!".
    • There also is a sort of hint that Jeremiah and Trafalgar could also be in an LGBT relationship as hinted in episodes such as "A Giant Sized Ego".
  • Shout-Out:
    • Grand Theft Pumpkin 2, a game Jeremiah and Trafalgar play, is an obvious homage to the Grand Theft Auto series.
    • There's a Star Wars reference in "Who's the Best Actress of Them All?"
    • One episode is titled "How To Restrain Your Dragon".
    • "Keeping Up With The Arthurians" Probably one of their best ones yet.
  • The Genie Knows Jack Nicholson: Often there will be pop culture references to stuff from the modern world. I mean, it does make sense since the show is set in a modern version of fairytale history.
  • The Musical: A few of the episodes in season one have musical numbers or lil short musical bits. This could hint that season 2 might also have a few musical numbers as well... Whenever it's coming out that is.
  • Those Two Girls: Grimm Sisters.
  • ¡Three Amigos!
  • Team Pet: Kissy Twinkletoes, rainbow burping unicorn who later became a pegasus.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The main conflict in "Winged Fury" is Fury's tendency to be a tomboy while the other fairies are girly girls.
  • Tragic Villain: It is never explicitly stated that he is tragic, but there are tons of hints throughout the show up to the final few episodes that Evil Earl is one of if not by far the most tragic character in the show. His family had been excluded by society just because of their alignment (sometimes not being their fault) and have been cut out of numerous fairytales. This is what spiraled Earl's bitter personality and insecurities.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Jeremiah, Trafalgar, and Fury.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Fury and Adorabella.

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