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My sister and I had a bet. Whoever correctly guessed which Winx girl earns her Believix first would be the winner. I picked Stella and she chose Musa.

Turns out we were both wrong…or we were both right! Why? Because all six of them got their Believix at the same time!

In episode six, “Una Fata in Pericolo” (A Fairy in Danger), the Winx finally meet Roxy, the fairy from Earth who they’ve been searching for. At first, she’s afraid of them and doubts they’re fairies. She escapes from them and runs directly into the Fairy Hunters’ hands. The Winx follow her and battle her captors, but, as usual, they are easily defeated. When Roxy sees the Winx’s power and that they’re trying to protect her, she finally believes in fairies. The energy from her trust gives them their Believix transformations.

So, is the Believix linked to Roxy? Perhaps. All I know is that the Winx have a new, incredible power!

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As expected, YouTube users have been posting clips. I just re-watched the premiere episode, “I Cacciatori di Fate” (The Fairy Hunters). Of course, since it was in Italian, I barely understood a word, so I’ll comment on what I saw instead.

First, the animation style is different. You know how Rainbow used cell-shaded 3-D models in parts of the earlier seasons? Well, all the animation looks like that now. Think 4Kids’s Chaotic season one but smoother (and less 2-D). In fact, it’s so smooth that the characters’ limbs look like loose hinges, but it kinda increases the fantasy aspect.

The soundtrack has changed completely. The new songs are more elegant and enchanting than before. The theme song is now the one in the trailers. I don’t know the name of it yet, but I’ll find out when I can. You can see the opening at the bottom of this post.

Now for the episode itself. Again, I’m summarizing based on what I saw.

The Winx return to Alfea, where the current students treat them like celebrities. (Even Amaryl, believe it or not.) They meet the students who now live in their old dorm. One of them, Clarice (I think), doesn’t seem too impressed with them.

Faragonda takes them to a special room linked to her mirror. In it are pictures of the evil beings in the Magical Universe. There, Faragonda also tells them about the Believix, a transformation beyond Enchantix. Bloom wanders and finds a picture of a random group of wizards. Faragonda won’t tell her who they are. (More secrets.)

Later, the Winx show off by “teaching” a class and completing an obstacle course. Clarice, however, sabotages Flora’s turn using a magical ball that causes part of the course to explode. Clarice frames one of her roommates, Alice, who gets expelled. (Wow, the Winx did worse things than that and only got their powers revoked!) As she is leaving, she sees Flora outside, who (I think) was mumbling about how Alice didn’t seem like the type to do something like this.

Suddenly, the wizards from the picture appear in the courtyard. (These are the “Fairy Hunters,” of course.) Flora is defeated before she can even transform. (This is not her day!) Alice alerts the other Winx. They battle these intruders but are beaten easily, especially Bloom. The wizards vanish.

Faragonda takes the Winx to that room again. She gives them a book and (I’m assuming) asks them to deal with the Fairy Hunters, which is probably how their mission to find Roxy begins.

Wanna see everything yourself? Click on the links below to watch the episode. Remember—it’s in Italian with no subs!

Season 4, Episode 1 1/3
Season 4, Episode 1 2/3
Season 4, Episode 1 3/3

As promised, here is the new opening. Enjoy!

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Remember this picture that surfaced when season four was still a rumor? We can fill in the holes based on the knowledge we have now.

“New power transformations” obviously means the Believix. “Winx come to the Earth!” Well, there’s the beginning of our plot. The Winx go to Gardenia to find “the last fairy,” Roxy. (In case you didn’t know, they graduated from Alfea in Secret of the Lost Kingdom.)

The Winx’s outfits look like dummies of their future Believix fashions. Bloom‘s pigtails are gone, but the cheerleader-like ensemble has stayed mostly the same, as have Musa‘s and Stella‘s outfits. Flora‘s is the only one that changed significantly—notice the change in colors, the lack of sleeves and arm bands, and the new flower petal motif. Her hair is the same, though. But thankfully, none of them kept the little tooth fairy wings!

Whoa! Who’s that hunk standing behind Flora? That’s probably her beau Helia, whose hair has gotten a makeover this season, as you can see in this magazine scan.

And then there’s Sky. Hi, Sky.

Season four premieres tomorrow in Italy!

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The magic returns to Italy on April 15th! Are you excited yet?

The Winx must find “the last fairy on Earth” (Roxy), teach her how to be a fairy, and protect her from dark wizards who wants to use her power. They must also convince humans to believe in magic again (most likely giving birth to the Believix powers). Shouldn’t be too hard for our proud Alfea grads, right?

Can’t wait? YouTube users have been lighting up the net with official trailers. The first one is also available on the official website. We get a look at the Winx’s new enemies and new transformations! Enjoy!

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I was watching Season 2: Episode 9 (RAI English version) a moment ago and noticed a small error. After Avalon gives all the fairies purple flowers, Bloom and Flora tell him purple is their favorite color. However, if you go to their profiles on the new Italian Winx Club site, you see that Bloom‘s favorite color (colore preferito) is red (rosso) and Flora‘s favorite is pink (rosa). Oops!