If you go on enough Winx blogs, you’ll find that there tends to be a pattern as to the way the fans observe the show. Whether major or minor, these patterns are the “Rules of Winx Fandom,” and while you don’t need them to be a fan, a lot of fans can relate to saying or hearing one of these things. In short, these rules aren’t set in stone, and are largely generalizations, but they’re fun for making observations (or counting how many times these show up…or making a bingo board out of these). So, without further ado, here they are:
1.) In any situation, no matter how illogical, the topic will always shift to Nabu. No exceptions.
Now, this is one I’d like to elaborate on. This is (in my opinion) the ultimate Winx rule. Think of how many times you’ve seen people discuss whether Nabu is dead or in a coma. Now look at a major fan blog (Una di Noi works best, since it consistently gets the most posts/hits) and look at how many topics he comes up in. I’d venture to guess that he gets almost as many, if not more, mentions as Bloom. That’s right, the main character. Nabu really is magical.
2.) If for some reason Nabu does not come up, Roxy will be mentioned.
3.) If Roy is mentioned at all, he will be a subject of complaint. Anything he does will be seen as a flirtatious behavior towards Aisha, who is treated as though she still has a fiance.
P.S. That “Roy being Nabu in disguise” theory you may have heard was actually a fan theory I posted on TV Tropes a while ago under my account “ravenfrost.” I never thought it would actually be debated to this extent! (And no, I’m not taking credit for someone else’s idea, though someone else may have reached the same conclusion.)
4.) If Bloom is mentioned, she will be a subject of complaint. She will likely also be blamed for the lack of special edition dolls for other characters or even Musa and Tecna dolls themselves.
5.) The only Stella people complain about will be her Nick personality. Her original personality is intensely liked by a large chunk of the fandom.
6.) People will scream in happiness when a minor character is seen in a preview clip or any preview art. (Galatea at the Sovereigns’ Council, most recently).
7.) Winx fans have a condition known as pixie withdrawal, which stems from the lack of small, winged beings for a long period of time. The only true cure is for Rainbow to bring pixies back. Selkies have been proven not to cure pixie withdrawal.
8.) Every time Tritannus talks about needing more energy, a fan will be groaning somewhere. Eventually, it starts a chain reaction.
9.) There will be Musa/Riven drama in every season. Some fans will likely groan at this, too.
10.) Never talk about a certain dub unless you want to be criticized. There is no rivalry like the 4kids/RAI rivalry.
11.) Musa and Tecna will never get enough screen time. Bloom will always steal the attention somehow.
12.) Almost no one likes the Sirenix hair color changes.
13.) Enchantix will always be seen as the universally best fairy transformation.
14.) No one likes both Harmonix and Sirenix. You either hate Sirenix, hate Harmonix, or hate both of them.
15.) No matter what happens, we’ll stay loyal Winx fans. No matter how negative something is, we’ll always see the positives of it. And Winx will always be close to our hearts.