Why Enchantix Is The Best Fairy Form
If anyone happened to look at my answers for the “Winx Club 30 Day Challenge”, you’d know I selected Enchantix as my favorite fairy form (Day 7). And if you saw my post yesterday, I said I hoped there wouldn’t be a new transformation in season six. Of course, this is Winx Club we’re talking about, so fat chance.
Sharing my opinion with someone else, and probably a few other fans, I think the girls should return to Enchantix, but not because it’s my favorite. Because, in my mind, it’s the last meaningful transformation they earned and they actually earned it instead of having it given to them. They also earned it separately, which only further signifies its meaning.
Let’s go over the fairy forms after Enchantix.
Believix - Earned by making someone believe in magic. I guess this one is technically earned, but compared to Enchantix, it’s easy to get. They earned it because Roxy believed in them. Umm, did she have a choice? Believe that those crazy girls who broke into your house really are magic and they can protect you or be taken hostage by four evil men. That wasn’t voluntary on Roxy’s part. That was force. Sure, it wasn’t really the Winx’s fault the wizards threatened her, but that still doesn’t change the fact. Also, I was a little miffed at how the girls seemed to be upset that Roxy still didn’t want to believe in them. Umm, excuse me, but to her, you’re a bunch of freaks who just invaded her life and put her in danger. Roxy had every right to be angry at them.
Sophiex/Lovix - Given to them by the Ethereal Fairies to assist in battling Diana and Aurora and were never used again. Meaningless.
Harmonix - Given to them by their Sirenix guardians because Believix was weak underwater. Fine, but this transformation only lasted about a quarter of the season. They should’ve just created another add-on form for Believix. That’s what Sophix and Lovix were.
Sirenix - I guess this one was also technically earned because the girls did complete the quest…but all they had to do was find three gems within a time limit. Honestly, I feel like they could’ve done that in three days if they had wanted. Tecna’s technology made it easy to find where each gem was located, so what’s the excuse?
Even the original Charmix had more significance than all of these. Something else I liked about Enchantix was that the way the girls had to earn them showed how far they would go for someone they loved or cared about. With the exception of Bloom and Aisha, each girl earned her Enchantix in a way that could’ve cost her her life. Aisha would’ve given up her eyesight forever and while that’s not life-threatening, it still would’ve changed her life significantly (I wear eyeglasses, but even I can tell you much having a vision problem sucks because without my glasses, I’m helpless). The way Bloom earned her Enchantix showed us her inner strength and determination. That is pretty impressive and, to make things fair since she technically didn’t make a sacrifice, she couldn’t utilize her Enchantix fully. She earned it in Secret of the Lost Kingdom, which is fine by me.
I have no problem with the transformations themselves. They’re beautiful, even if they’re not exactly practical (I wonder how many blisters the girls got on their feet with Enchantix). But when they’re easily attained or simply given to the girls, it lowers their meaning. I honestly think the show could’ve continued well with no transformations after Enchantix. After all, if Enchantix was supposed to be the final fairy form, why not make all those transformations that followed a part of it? Basically, extensions like Speedix, Zoomix, and Tracix were for Believix?
What, that would’ve been boring, Rainbow? A good plot would’ve more than made up for that. In fact, the primary reason I like season five is because they’ve brought back characters we may have never seen again. Diaspro, Luna, Daphne, Aisha’s parents, Bloom’s parents, Musa’s parents, and we got to see Riven do one of the sweetest things for Musa. I would’ve loved to see Miele again too, but beggars can’t be choosers. Do things like that and few people will mind the lack of new transformations. Isn’t that why people loved Sailor Moon? I normally don’t compare the two shows because I love both, but if my knowledge is correct, few people complained about the inner soldiers (except Moon, of course) having basically the same transformation with special effects added each time. The plots, and character development, more than made up for that.
Whatever the new transformation for season six is, I hope the girls earn it individually, but something tells me that won’t be the case.