The fanbase is obsessed with Winx Club‘s past, but like I said last November, I don’t wanna keep reminiscing. I wanna look toward the future. I don’t care what happened or could have happened — I wanna focus on what could happen. That’s what “What If Wednesday” is about.
In this new feature, I’ll look at the potential in the show as it is now. I’ll talk about ideas that haven’t been explored; think of ways Rainbow could develop certain characters, concepts, etc.; and try to come up new interpretations of old topics. Like with Thursday Your Say, you can suggest things for me to talk about, if you want to.
What will I not talk about? Any of the dead horses the fanbase loves to beat. You know what I mean:
- What if [insert super-popular character] comes back?
- What if the Winx have to fight [insert super-popular villain(s)] again?
- What if the Winx revert to [insert the most popular transformation]?
Those topics may sound like they’re about the future, but they’re really part of the fanbase’s pining for the past. I don’t treat any time in Winx Club‘s history as ideal or the status quo. The show doesn’t need to regress. Rainbow just needs to use what’s in it now as well as possible. My posts will have ideas for how they could do that.
The first post will be about my favorite Specialist: Helia. He’s Flora’s boyfriend, he’s handsome and romantic — and he could become more powerful than anyone realizes. Stay tuned!
First, let me say “Happy Birthday” to Musa and to the “papa” of the Winx, Mr. Straffi! 🙂
Now to the topic.
Onyrix sure has gotten a mixed reaction from the fanbase! The biggest point of controversy is the color schemes. Musa’s in her signature red, but everyone else is wearing something dramatically different. Stella in blue? Tecna in dark green? Bloom in raspberry pink?
Here’s my theory. If just a couple of the girls were in unusual colors, I’d think Rainbow was just trying something new or balancing the overall visual of the group. But all the Winx except one in a different color? That’s never happened before. The scope makes me think something else is going on.
Could this switch up have something to do with the plot? I still think Onyrix is a dark transformation — maybe a corrupted form of Dreamix. Or since this season will be darker — at least, it looks that way from Michael’s pictures — Rainbow felt the usual, brighter colors would clash with the mood.
I don’t know. I’m just speculating like everyone else. The trailer may clear this up, and if it doesn’t, maybe the season itself will.
What about the outfits themselves?
I’ll start by saying I’m one of the fans who likes Onyrix. I think the open-leg pants — the feature that stands out the most — are weird, but elegant. Not wild about the high heels, but no other shoe would look right with this style.
Of course, I like some of the Winx’s looks more than others. Here’s my ranking, from least favorite to favorite. Read the rest of this post
Michael gave me permission to share this screenshot from the World of Winx season two trailer. Thank you! 😀
As you can see, the Winx meet the Spirit of the Forest from season one again. While writing yesterday’s post, I had a line about her giving them the Onyrix power (Michael’s spelling, so I trust it), but I deleted it. The name has nothing to do with nature, so I thought I might be wrong.
This picture WinxClubRUS found makes me think I was right, after all (thank you to my affiliate GermanSirenix for identifying the source):
Compare her outfit with theirs. They have the same motifs: flowers, open-leg pants, and strips of fabric. I think it’s a good theory. Did she also give them Dreamix? That’s possible, too.
Now that we’ve seen all six Winx’s looks, what do you think of Onyrix?
Credit goes to my affiliate Michael from Michael’s Winx Club and WinxClubRUS for this news!
Late yesterday, Michael shared four screenshots from what looks like the World of Winx season two trailer. They show a new character, the Spirit of the Forest from season one, and three of the Winx in a new transformation. Visit his site to see them!
WinxClubRUS claims the new transformation is called Onirix (or possibly Oneirix). The name comes from the Greek word oneiros, which means “dream.” In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi are spirits of dreams and nightmares that appear in stories such as Homer’s Odyssey. I don’t know where WinxClubRUS got this info from, though, so we’ll see if Michael can confirm it.
Another dream-based transformation? Is it connected to Dreamix? Maybe it’s a dark form of it. Here’s a theory: what if someone — maybe the new character — corrupts the Winx’s Dreamix magic?
Before you say, “Two transformations in one season again?” let me reiterate. This is World of Winx season two. Not season one, part II. Season two.
We’re used to Winx Club seasons having 26 episodes each. But World of Winx is a separate show, so it doesn’t have to follow the same structure. Those 13 episodes formed a complete story with a hook at the end (no pun intended) leading into the next season.
That said, what do you think of this new transformation?
Just a couple pieces of news I haven’t posted about yet. By now, you’ve probably heard it on other fan sites, but I still wanna help get the word out.
1. World of Winx Season 2 Premiere Date
Netflix updated the World of Winx page last week, revealing that season two will be released on Friday, June 16. (One of you pointed out that’s the day after Aisha’s birthday. I doubt there’s a connection there, but it’s still a fun piece of trivia. 🙂 ) If you’re curious, you can find lists of possible episode titles on Winx Wikia or in fan videos.
2. Licensing Expo 2017 Begins Today
Yep, it’s that time of year again! The annual Las Vegas Licensing Expo begins today! Rainbow will be showcasing their three newest shows: World of Winx, Regal Academy, and Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends (which is now on Netflix, too).
As usual, my affiliate Michael from Michael’s Winx Club is there, so keep checking his website for exclusive news and images! (He’s already posted a photo of Rainbow’s booth.) Last year, he got to share a lot of new World of Winx info. Who knows what he’ll get to tell us this year!