Fairy Showdown – Round 1

On Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 pm, authors Julie Kagawa, Holly Black, and Francesca Lia Block will be chatting here on Figment about all things fairy!

Holly Black Julie Kagawa Francesca Lia Block

Holly Black, Julie Kagawa, Francesca Lia Block

Inspired by the faeries Kagawa, Block, and Black have dreamed up, Figment’s holding a fairy showdown! Between now and Thursday morning at 9 a.m. ET (that’s November 29), vote for your favorites in each of the four categories to knock the weakest links out of the race. Round 2 will go up Thursday afternoon! Then be sure to tune in to our chat on December 2, when we’ll announce who wins the title of the ultimate fairy!

Pretty but Dangerous

Peter PanTinkerbell from Peter Pan

Tink may look adorably harmless, but don’t forget she’s Peter’s loyal second-in-command. In fact, she might be a little too loyal. Remember how she tried to kill Wendy for getting a little flirty with Peter? Yeah, we’re gonna stay on her good side.


Artemis Fowl Eoin ColferHolly Short from Artemis Fowl

Holly and Artemis make a great team, mostly because Holly’s so awesome. She’s the only female captain in the LEPrecon, and she’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means breaking some rules. She’s basically the epitome of girl power.


Nature Spirits

A Midsummer Night's Dream ShakespeareTitania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The quintessential fairy queen, Titania is the ruler of the forest and the natural world. Of course, it’s a Shakespeare play, so she gets involved in a ridiculously complicated, inter-species love triangle, but she’s a powerful fairy all the same.



Crysta from Fern Gully

Crysta’s not just your garden-variety fairy—she’s a rainforest guardian. It’s her job to protect the environment from the evil corporations that want to destroy it. At only a few inches tall, she may be the world tiniest environmentalist.



True Blood Sookie StackhouseClaudine Crane from True Blood

We didn’t realize that vampires could have fairy godmothers, but that was before we met Claudine. She tries to keep Sookie out of trouble, and she’s got some killer powers, like telepathy, teleportation, and the ability to turn light into a weapon.


CinderellaFairy Godmother from Cinderella

Cinderella might be the main character, but her fairy godmother deserves all the credit: She makes sure Cinderella’s the belle of the ball. Without her, Cinderella would still be drowning in housework with only singing mice for company.


Dream Teams

Sleeping BeautyFlora, Fauna, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty

Some people only get one fairy godmother, but Princess Aurora’s lucky enough to have three. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather use their magic to raise Aurora, protect her from Maleficent, and even clean their house extra efficiently.


Fairly OddParentsCosmo and Wanda from Fairly OddParents

Cosmo and Wanda make a great team. They’re always getting Timmy out of sticky situations, and they balance each other out. Cosmo’s goofy and silly while Wanda’s a little more grounded (or as grounded as a fairy can be).

Can’t see the survey box below? Click here to vote for your favorite fairy.

Julie Kagawa Iron Fey

In Julie Kagawa’s newest book, The Lost Prince (fifth in the Iron Fey series) Meghan’s brother, Ethan, hates the life his sister lives in the land of Faery. But soon, he has to return to the Iron Realm to face his destiny …

5 thoughts on “Fairy Showdown – Round 1

  1. Definitely Cosmo and Wanda. I mean, I’d vote for Holly, but she doesn’t seem to have nearly as much reality-warping power as Timmy’s fairly odd parents, and let’s face it: she’s going to be saddled with Artemis for a while, and that’s likely to keep her stuck in place.


  2. I definitely root for holly. I mean, who else would help Artemis without her. If it hasn’t been for holly, Artemis would be dead, dead, and definitely dead. So would most of their rag tag team. And plus, foaly most assuredly wouldn’t have helped Artemis of his own free will. Also, without her, Artemis would still be a douchbag.

  3. I voted for Tink, not the pixie hollow one either. No the one with peter pan was hardcore! And I chose cosmo and wanda. How many times has timmy almost died and they saved the day. And think about, in real life, without cosmo and wanda, timmy wouldn’t have lived to the age of 12, due to his own hands. Wink, wink.

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