|Species Type||Magic humanoid|
|Average Height||Between 6 inches and 6 feet|
|Distinctive Features||Humanoid, insect-like wings, magic, often female|
|Related Species||Water Sprite|
|Personality||Varies from sweet and friendly, to mischievous and sometimes malicious|
Fairies, also known as "sprites" or "fair folk", are a species of magic being that can appear at human or tiny sizes, the latter being more popular. They are usually imagined as female, although male fairies are not unheard of, ex: King Oberon. That being said, a few mythologies, cartoons and/or video games still depict them as exclusively female. Examples: Rayman and Spyro series, not to mention how every fairy mentioned in fairy tales is female.
The most universal image of a fairy is a humanoid (usually female) with insect-like wings. They may have round ears or pointy ears, they may or may not have antennae. Their internal anatomy may vary depending on interpretation.
- Some see them as fallen angels, while others have imagined them as spirits of the dead (similar to ghosts), or just an independent species, the third being the most popular in modern fiction.
- The modern eye sees them as benevolent guardians, though older lore imagines them as hostile beings with no regard for human life, and as such were believed to kidnap human babies, and replace them with a changeling (the reason for this is unspecified).