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World of Winx is a spinoff of Winx Club, produced by the Rainbow SpA studio. It ran for two seasons of 13 episodes each.

On Earth, talented young people are being captured by a mysterious force dubbed the Talent Thief. The Winx, trying to avoid being seen as fairies, have to go undercover as talent scouts for WOW!, a Reality Talent Show hosted by a fellow named Ace in order to find out who is behind the abductions and rescue the captives.

As with the original series, there is a recap page here.

This show provides examples of:

  • Alternate Continuity: Definitely the case, seeing how in the original series, people on Earth are aware of the fact that the Winx are fairies, unlike in this series.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Winx Club, like in the original series.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Both Flora and Aisha have noticeably lighter skin tones when compared to the original series, but especially Flora.
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: Ace's response when Lorelei tries to expose the Winx as fairies.
    Lorelei:: I have some killer news! The Winx are fairies!
    Ace: (laughing hysterically) Yeah, okay, and I'm the Wizard of WOW!
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  • Animation Bump: This series is so fluidly animated, particularly when compared to the more recent seasons of the original show.
  • Art Evolution: From classic Winx style to what has been identified as Winx Fairy Couture.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Bloom and Jim fight this way when surrounded by the zombie pirates in 1x12.
  • Badass Longcoat: The Winx tend to wear these over their spy catsuits in season 2.
  • Badass Normal: Early on, the Winx are able to hold their own against what looks like a mutated crocodile without using magic. They're generally quite capable without magic, often relying on hand-to-hand combat and impressive feats of acrobatics to fight while maintaining their true identities a secret.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Bloom does this a few times, including once during an intense battle. A single spotlight shines on her as the scene pauses and she looks into the camera and gives her commentary on what is going on.
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  • Beach Episode: Has one where the Winx (sans Bloom) go to Santa Monica, California to find new talents.
  • Big Bad: The Queen/Tinkerbell (Season 1)
    • Jim/Captain Hook (Season 2)
    • Venomya/Baba Yaga was to be this for Season 3.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Averted this time.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Notably averted compared to the original show.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Several times, most notably when Stella changes into a journalist outfit in the blink of an eye simply by standing on an elevated platform as the clothes materialize on her.
  • Casts No Shadow: Bloom notices this about Sophie. Later, it is revealed that the reason for this is because the real Sophie was kidnapped and replaced with a shapeshifting shadow creature.
  • Catch Phrase: "Let's Find . . . That . . . TALENT!"
  • Cliffhanger: Both seasons end in major cliffhangers. Season 1 ends with the revelation that Jim is actually Captain Hook, and a villain trying to take over the World of Dreams. Season 2 ends with the revelation that the music critic who's been sabotaging the Winx is actually Baba Yaga, who is getting ready to summon her coven of witches to go to war with fairies.
  • Cool Car: The Winxmobile, a van capable of changing form.
  • The Ditz: Lorelei, Bloom's replacement as co-host of WOW, tends to be rather bubbly...which is the best thing you can say about her.
  • Eye Awaken: A few of these are seen during the Winx's Dreamix transformations.
  • Foreshadowing: Throughout Season 2 Venomya acted unnecessary hostile, to the Winx Fairies even though she should be neutral as a journalist. At the end of Season 2 she is revealed to be the witch Baba Jaga, and witches are naturally hostile to fairies.
  • In Medias Res: The Winx had been on Earth for a few months in the first episode.
  • Large Ham: Ace, the host of WOW the reality show, tends to be bombastic.
  • Living a Double Life: The Winx's undercover mission involves posing as talent scouts and trying their best to blend in as normal human girls while hiding their fairy identities from most humans around them.
    • Season 2 has a similar subplot, with the Winx struggling to complete their mission while avoiding hordes of adoring fans and the public attention that comes with being famous superstars.
  • Making a Splash: Aisha's main method of attacking enemies, in stark contrast with her powers on the main show, which mostly involves Morphix, a moldable pink substance.
  • Mood Whiplash: Just like the original show, very time an episode ends rather darkly, followed by the happy ending tune. Unlike the original however, there is no "On the Next" segment which precedes such, playing this completely straight.
  • Mythology Gag: While searching through Wendy's room in "A Hero Will Come", Bloom comes across the Willblade from Iginio Straffi's previous series, Huntik.
  • No Ending: The series ended on a Cliffhanger due to cancellation.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Mermaids in this universe can hypnotize humans via eye contact, shapeshift into human form at will and easily travel between worlds through bodies of liquid, but do not have wings or the ability to fly like those on the main show.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The Zombie Pirates can switch from human to zombie and can use their hooked ropes as Combat Tentacles.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In true Winx style, near the end of the first episode, the girls gain new powers in the form of a new fairy form, complete with fairy wings and sparkly outfits, later dubbed 'Dreamix' by Stella.
    • Onyrix is this for season 2.
  • Put on a Bus: The Specialists, Alfea College and... well, everyone except the Winx fairies and Artu.
    • Ace, Margot and Cliff by Season 2 are nowhere to be seen. Not to mention Evans and Gomez.
  • The Reveal: At the end of season one, the Queen of the World of Dreams is revealed to be Tinkerbell, Jim is revealed to be Captain Hook and Season 2's main foe, and the World of Dreams is revealed to be Neverland.
    • Season two ends with the reveal that Venomya, the persistent music critic who's been stalking and sabotaging the Winx all season, is in fact Baba Yaga, a witch with a grudge against fairies.
  • Sequel Hook: The second season ends with the Winx's identities revealed to the world by Venomya and Bloom learning she's Baba Yaga, setting her up as the Arc Villain for a potential third season.
  • Secret Identity: The Winx have to keep their identities as fairies a secret from everyone on Earth.
  • Seeing Through Another's Eyes: Roxy gains the ability to see through the eyes of Arthur, so she can witness what he's seeing.
  • Show Within a Show: "WOW!" hosted by Ace with the Winx as talent scouts counts as one.
  • So Last Season: Season 2 replaces Dreamix with Onyrix as the new transformation.
  • Spy Catsuit: The Winx sport these when not acting as TV stars.
  • Sudden Name Change: Roxy's dog, Artu, is named Arthur here.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Anyone who saw the initial press releases and trailers knew long before the show aired that The Queen was Tinkerbell and World of Dreams is Neverland.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: Averted, being one of the things that sets it apart from the main show.
  • Transformation Sequence: For Dreamix.
    • Come Season 2, there's one for Onyrix.
  • The Unmasking: Near the end of season 2, Venomya exposes the Winx's real identities as fairies to the entire world during one of their band's live broadcasts. Then she does it to herself to Bloom, revealing she is the witch, Baba Yaga.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The Winx maintain the cover that they're normal talent scouts while hiding the fact that they're fairies.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Played for laughs between Aisha and Tecna. Aisha (being the most athletic) curbstomps Tecna in a one-on-one game of basketball while mocking her. Immediately in the next scene, Tecna (being the most tech-savvy) curbstomps Aisha in a basketball videogame while wearing a hilarious troll face as Aisha struggles with the controls.

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Roxy magically sees through the eyes of her dog Arthur to witness the arrival of Evans and Gomez.

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