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World of Winx 1X01 -- Flora Cooking Fish Dish

I can’t be the only fan who thought, “Since when?” 😕 Have we ever seen Flora cook before? She’s great at mixing potions, which is a little like cooking. You follow recipes, right?

But in Winx Club, cooking is Bloom’s talent. Granted, it seems like a new skill in her repertoire. I don’t remember seeing her cook much before season six, except in the comics (I think). Marion even asked her in “Mythix” (6X14), “When did you learn to cook like this, dear?” (Way to lampshade your randomness, Rainbow. :P)

The emphasis on the Winx’s talents feels new, too — and it’s not just for World of Winx. As that “Mythix” quote shows, Rainbow’s doing it in Winx Club, too.

I know the Winx have always had hobbies. Aisha works out and plays sports. Musa writes songs. Tecna loves to tinker with technology and invent techno-gadgets…I mean, devices. 😛

But do Musa and Tecna‘s hobbies count as “talents?” Yes, not just anyone can make an inter-dimensional portal generator, but Tecna’s the Fairy of Technology. Of course, she’s good with gadgets (er, devices) because they’re the source of her power. Same with Musa and music — music’s part of her magic identity.

Isn’t it cheating if your skills come from magic? I’m not saying Musa and Tecna aren’t talented. But if they weren’t the Fairies of Music and Technology, would they be interested in other things?

I’d say Aisha’s athleticism, Bloom’s drawing, and Stella’s fashion design are true talents. They have nothing to do with their power sources. But until season five, Bloom and Stella’s talents weren’t mentioned often. Bloom created the Winx logo, and one of the walls in her room in Gardenia was covered in fairy drawings she’d made, but art wasn’t a major part of her character.

Same with Stella. She designed outfits for the Winx now and then (like the Love & Pet outfits in season four), but it was just for fun. Before season five, I didn’t think of designing as her talent.

Winx Club 6X02 -- Flora Using Magic to Grow Flowers

Gardening is Flora’s talent in Winx Club. I guess Rainbow thought that’d be too boring for a reality show — you can’t have a gardening contest, can you? — so they assigned her something more exciting and more useful to the story.

But I wouldn’t have picked “chef.” It doesn’t fit her. I could see her as a baker, but not a general chef. This is the girl who yells, “Don’t hurt it!” every time a monster attacks her and her friends. Sorry to ruin your dinner, but she’s gonna chop up dead animals and serve them on a platter? 😕

I guess she could be a vegetarian chef.

Anyway, cooking felt like a random choice for Flora. Rainbow just needed each girl to have a passion, and since Bloom already had art, cooking was open. I don’t think it’s Flora’s dream to become a chef, but I guess if this talent’s exclusive to World of Winx, we can just say, “Oh, well. It’s not canon.”

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Some fans have been asking for this, so here it is. I’ve listed the voice actors’ (seiyuu) names in western order: first name, then last name.

The Winx

All the Winx’s seiyuu tweeted about their roles to spread the word about the show! Nice to see they’re excited about being part of the Winx franchise! 🙂

Bloom: Lynn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lynn_0601_

Stella: Eri Inagawa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/greentea_senbei

Tecna: Sanae Nakata
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sai1199

Flora: Rie Suegara
Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzygara

Aisha: Arisa Shida
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ARINKON_DX

Musa: Yuri Noguchi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yuri_nogu

Confirmed, But Not In The Credits

The seiyuu who voiced Vincenzo (the chef talent) and Lorelei also tweeted about their roles.

Vincenzo: Takuya Inagaki
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gakky1105

Lorelei: Ikumi Sato
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_KISSTHEFUTURE_

Unconfirmed

Ace and Margot’s seiyuu were shown in the credits — not sure why for Margot, since she wasn’t that important — but I’m not sure if I found the correct people. Japanese names can be tricky to translate. I’m pretty sure I’m right, though.

Ace: Masamichi Kitada

Margot: Bibi

There you go. If I find anymore, I’ll let you know! 🙂