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"Faeries talk all in riddles and tricky bits, ‘cept the Nobles. Now, there's some straight talkers."
― Joskun, An-Havva Constable (Magic: The Gathering)
"Up the airy mountain
Down the rushy glen
We dare not go a-hunting
For fear of little men."
― William Allingham, The Fairies
"Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."
― William Butler Yeats, The Stolen Child

The power to use the abilities of faeries. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Fae/Faerie/Faery/Fair Folk/Fairie/Fay/Fey Mimicry/Physiology


User with this ability either is or can transform into a fairy, a being that is either a nature spirit, a pagan god, an angel aligned with neither Heaven nor Hell, or something completely else. The way this power manifests varies greatly, but among the possibilities are pointed ears, unusual coloring (hair, skin and/or eyes), and animalistic features (horns, animal ears or eyes, tail, antennae, etc). Others change their size, manifest sigils over their body, produce an ethereal glow or have no changes at all. Faeries are among the most variable known beings. In terms of morality users can be good or evil but are most commonly neutral.

For practical reasons faeries can be divided into three groups defined by what they are formed from:

Physical Faeries aren't necessarily solid matter, but they are material/energy beings with a relatively defined/stable form and often at least a somewhat human-like mind. Most users that aren't originally of faery stock have this variation. Note that faeries of this group aren't necessarily any weaker than those of the other groups. They are simply more "solid" in mind and body.

Spiritual Faeries are completely spiritual beings, and thus far less bound to the "Material World". Many of them think in ways that are only tangentially relatable to humans, and their forms are both transient and often downright surreal.

Ethereal Faeries are often both the most powerful and ancient faeries, in some ways closer to sentient concepts representing aspects of nature than anything else. As such, relating to them in any way is likely impossible.

Furthermore, fairies are divided into three distinct families:

  • Fairies (The term used for most fairies in folklore and fantasy, being spirits of nature and/or lesser deities)
  • Undead Fairies (The idea of fairies as spirits of the dead; this is an ancient belief that went hand-in-hand with the nature spirit belief.)
  • Demonic Fairies (The idea of fairies as demonic entities; while this idea spread further due to monotheistic resistance to nature and ancestral worship, there have always been malicious entities akin to what the modern world would see as demons within the complicated world of fairy kind.)


Physical Faeries

Spiritual Faeries

Ethereal Faeries

Common Powers

Following powers are among the most common faeries may have:


Fairies are highly variable, and many are completely unique, but several broad groups exist:

Elves (Also Alfar, Alpen, etc.): Likely to create/live in their own communities, nations and states: either fairies, close relatives of fairies, or humanoids with exceptional lifespans and magical inclination.

Forest/Sylvan Fairies (including Dryads, Leshy/Leshachikha/Leshonky (male/female/child), Wild Men/Women): Often have some animal or plant-like features, may be solitary or form their own communities. They are powerful and territorial.

Little People (including Leprechauns, Pech, Pixies): Small, but with startlingly broad magical powers. They often form small communities and enjoy tricking mortals, especially if they are drunkards, bad tempered, lazy or proud.

Mountain Fairies (including Gwyllions, Knockers, Korreds/Korrigans (male/female), Mimi, Oreads, Vila (Wila, Wili or Veela)): Relatively human-like fairies dwelling on and in mountains and hills. Territorial, but may be willing to make a deal with a respectful mortal.

Nymphs (Include Dryads, Oreads, Naiads, Nereids): Spirits/minor deities who animate nature. Beautiful, often female nature entities, either bound to a particular location or landform or servants/retinue of more powerful being, often a major deity.

Water Fairies (Include Asrai, Naiads, Neck/Nixie, Nereids, Tritons): Often female. Many are seducers of mortals. Some are willing to mate with mortals (several families claim one in their ancestry). Others are only trying to lure humans closer to the water to drown them.

Other varieties include:

Nature Fairies

Undead Fairies

Demonic Fairies



  • In most folklore, fairies can be repelled, hurt, or killed by “cold iron” (making them vulnerable to users of Iron Generation, Iron Manipulation, and Iron Mimicry).
  • According to superstition, fairies are repelled by a number of things, including rowan, alder, and clothing turned inside-out.
  • In most folklore, fairies are unable to lie (though they are often skilled in deception nonetheless).
  • Small fairies may be easily crushed by creatures larger than them, including humans.

Known Users

See Also: Fairy Tropes, especially Our Fairies Are Different.



  • Oliver Cork (Arkwell Academy)
  • Rosemary (Arkwell Academy)
  • Melanie (Arkwell Academy)
  • Fair Folk (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Faeries (The Dresden Files)
  • Fairies (Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy)
  • Krampus (Krampus the Yule Lord)
  • Fairies (Pearlie)
  • Fairies (Rainbow Magic)
  • Faes (Shadow Falls)
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Faeries (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Numerous types of Fairies (Thea Stilton Special Edition)
  • Maryrose (Whatever After)
  • Jax (Whatever After)
  • Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Titania (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Annabel Tippens (No Flying in the House)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)
  • Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
  • Sidhe (City of Devils)


  • Fairies (Barbie: Fairytopia)
  • Fair Folk (The Black Cauldron)
  • Never fairies (Disney Fairies)
  • Fairies (Onward)
  • Fairies (Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Blue Fairy (Disney's Pinocchio)
  • Tooth Fairy (The Santa Clause 2 and 3)
  • Fairy Godmother (Shrek)
  • Faeries (Disney's Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent)
    • Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather
    • Dark fey
      • Maleficent
    • Thistlewit, Flittle, and Knotgrass
  • Fairies (Strange Magic)
  • Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)

Live Television

  • Fairies (Charmed)
  • Nymphs (Charmed)
  • Robin Goodfellow (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  • Faries (Fate: The Winx Saga)
  • Wade (Legacies)
  • Fairies (Once Upon a Time)
  • Fairies (The Other Kingdom)
  • Fairies (Shadowhunters)
  • Fairies (Supernatural)
  • Fairies (True Blood)
    • Claudine
    • Sookie Stackhouse


  • Fairies (Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom)
  • Fairies (Epic)
  • Faybelle Thorn (Ever After High)
  • Farrah Goodfairy (Ever After High)
  • Fairies (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Fairies (FernGully)
  • Puck (Gargoyles)
  • Willow (A Kind of Magic)
  • Breezies (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Kwamis (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Toothiana (Rise of the Guardians)
    • Baby Tooth
    • Tooth Fairy Army
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Wanda Harper (Yakkity Yak)
  • The Lie Fairy (Yin Yang Yo!)


  • Leánnan Sídhe (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Oberon (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Spriggan (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Titania (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • The Faerine (Aura Battler Dunbine)
    • Bell
    • Cham Hau/Lau
    • Eru Fino
  • Freesia (Fairy Bloom Freesia)
  • Evergreen (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Zera (Fairy Tail)
  • Nicholas Bacon (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Coon Mochizuki (In Another World With My Smartphone)
  • Leen (In Another World With My Smartphone)
  • Ha-Chan/Kotoha Hanami/Cure Felice (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Bell (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Undine (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Fairies (Monster Soul)
    • Jenny
    • Kiyo
  • Ruru (Myriad Colors Phantom World)
  • Fairy Clan (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Lancelot (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)
  • Arcueid Brunestud (TYPE-MOON)
  • Fairy-Type Duel Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Tasi (AFK Arena)
  • Airy (Bravely Default)
  • Fairy Type Digimon (Digimon)
    • Kazemon/Fairymon
    • Tinkermon
  • Faeries (Drakenguard)
  • Navi (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Tatl (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)
  • Tael (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)
  • Great Fairies (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Fairies (Feral)
  • The Fairies (Heart of the Woods)
  • Kyu (Huniepop)
  • Histoire (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Croire (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Fairies (Merc Storia)
  • Fairy-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • The Nymphs (Rayman Origins)
    • Holly Luya
    • Edith Up
    • Annetta Fish
    • Helena Handbasket
    • Fée de la Mort/Big Mama
  • Faerie Queen Mara (The Sims: Makin' Magic)
  • Fairies (The Sims 3: Supernatural)
  • Fairies (Skylanders)
    • Persephone
    • Calliope
    • Marsha
  • Fairies (Summoners War)
  • Fairies (Touhou Project)
  • Titania (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fairy Princess (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lost Fairy (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • High Pixie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pixie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fairies (Wizard 101)
  • Dark Fairies (Wizard 101)
  • Changelings (World of Darkness)


  • Aos Sí (Celtic Mythology)
  • Fairy (European Folklore)
  • Peri (Persian Mythology)
  • Leshy (Slavic Mythology)


  • Makeover Fairy (Channel Awesome)
  • Spice Girls (Music Video for Viva Forever)
  • Faeries (Neopets)