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"You're a... you're a complex Freudian hallucination having something to do with my mother and I don't know why you have wings, but you have very lovely legs and you're a very nice tiny person and what am I saying..."

A particular form of Our Fairies Are Different, namely a pixie that's young, female and attractive. Doesn't generally wear too many clothes, sometimes just leaves or flower petals. If the fairy is far smaller than human, Fridge Logic may ensue.

The trope has at least some historical basis going back to Greek Mythology, where just about every Nymph was Ms. Fanservice (and got raped a lot).

Examples of Fairy Sexy include:

Multiple Media

  • Disney's cashing in on the sexy Tinkerbell thing with the Disney Fairies spinoff.

Anime & Manga

Fan Works

Films — Animation

Films — Live-Action

  • Narnia: In the 2005 film version, dryads can only become visible as blowing leaves, flower petals, etc., but they often take the shape of sexy humanoids wearing nothing but the petals.
  • The Green Fairy Absinthe from Moulin Rouge. Indeed, most depictions of the Green Fairy fall under this — but Moulin Rouge! has Kylie Minogue. Who is briefly voiced by Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Peter Pan: Tinkerbell.
    • 2003 Peter Pan, as played by Ludivine Sagnier.
    • The 1991 film Hook too, played by Julia Roberts.


  • Laughing Sisters, barmaids and Fan Service in Bloody Fist tavern, Waterdeep. They also help deal with "problem customers". And always giggle.
  • Holly Black's Modern Tales of Faerie series portrays many types of faeries as much more beautiful than mortals — if a little bit inhuman-looking along with it.
  • Holly from Artemis Fowl.
  • A male example: Tybalt, the Cait Sidhe king from Seanan McGuire's October Daye series, definitely falls into this category and almost always appears in tight leather pants.
  • Applecore in The War of the Flowers. Theo is somewhat disturbed when people ask if they're together, and to learn that the size difference can apparently be resolved through (magical) surgery.

Tabletop Games

Video Games

Web Comics

  • Celia from Order of the Stick is a human-sized fairy called a "Sylph". She's elemental-kin rather than fairy, even though in OotS sylphs aren't Always Female. Also, there are her cousins: Earth counterpart (though she doesn't looks like Pech) who was just quietly offed, and Fire who was killed off-screen. Celia was "lucky" enough to be "only" petrified.
  • Homestuck: Vriska convinces boy skylark Tavros to make a stand for daring and derring do, don his plucky "Pupa Pan" costume and fly to fight the horror awaiting which turns out to be her waiting in a skimpy fairy costume. At this point he falls into her web and her black widow motif goes Up to Eleven.

Web Original

Western Animation