Musings & Rants
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Maybe seven isn’t Rainbow’s lucky number after all.

Not since Mirta in season one has a non-Winx fairy had so many minutes of fame. Roxy practically owns this season. She replaced Bloom as the “who-am-I-what’s-my-destiny” character; she matched the Winx as a Believix fairy; and she showed Winx attitude, determination, and style in the fight against the Wizards of the Black Circle.

But Rainbow may have decided that’s not enough. In the episode fourteen preview, the narrator separated her from the other girls when she said, “Le sei Winx e Roxy—” (the six Winx and Roxy). The Last Fairy on Earth is just a tag-along?

The Winx Club must have tough membership requirements. But getting accepted wasn’t as hard for Layla. Even though she felt like an outsider, she quickly found her place and was even using the trademark “Magic Winx” phrase by S2, E10. All she did to earn it was spend a little time with the girls at Alfea then lead them into a cave of doom. Well, Roxy has done similar things—in fact, she and the Winx have already had several brushes with death.

Didn’t Bloom tell her in episode nine, “From now on, you’re one of us?” I’m not sure what that means in Magix, but on Earth, that’s a promise you are and will always be part of the group. And what about the magazine article teasing “una nuova e meravigliosa amicizia” (a new and wonderful friendship)? Rainbow wouldn’t hype Roxy this much only to have the Winx leave her in Gardenia with fond farewells, would they?

We’ll find out, of course (the season continues in September), but no matter what happens, she will always be a Winx in this fan’s mind. How about you?

Transformations & Powers

Charmix, Enchantix, Believix, and now…

The Winx’s new powers come with many perks—one of them is the ability to change their wings. In episode nine, “Nebula,” the fairies chase Roxy, who’s under a spell cast by the White Circle (watch episode eight). To catch up to her, they use their “Speedix” wings. (This finally explains a part in one of the trailers.) Based on the change sequence, there are two yet unused sets of wings, which probably means two more “-ixes.”

Do you think Rainbow has gone overboard with this naming scheme? I admit it’s taken me some time to get comfortable with “Believix.” (Other fans had some interesting names for it before we knew the real one; “Glamorix” and “Elementix” were my favorites.) Don’t get me wrong—I like the name a lot now. But “Speedix?” It might be the end of the season before I can stand that one, and I can only imagine what the other two are. But, as Juliet said, “What’s in a name?”

Anyway, here’s the Speedix clip from episode nine. Enjoy!

Video
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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!

General
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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!