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“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” - Tinker Bell

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Tinker Bell is the tritagonist of the 1953 Disney animated film Peter Pan, and is also the protagonist of the 2008 Disney animated film Tinker Bell. She was one of the first official Disney Princesses and was the first official Honorary Disney Princess.

Background[]

Appearance[]

Tinker Bell is described as an ordinary fairy who is small, thin, hand-sized, and fair-skinned. She is feisty and hot-tempered (with her body turning fiery red when angered), but also very beautiful. She has blue eyes, blonde hair tied in a bob, and pointed ears. Her wings are translucent and she wears a pair of green flats with white pom-pons.

Personality[]

Tinker Bell although she sometimes has a jealous side and can be ill-behaved and vindictive, at other times she is useful to Peter, for whom she apparently has romantic feelings. Despite the fact that Tinker Bell means a lot to Peter Pan, the fairy's feelings for him are not reciprocated. The extremes in her personality are explained by the fact that a fairy's size prevents her from having more than one feeling at a time.

As a fairy, Tinker Bell can fly and produces pixie dust, which allows others to fly. She is described as being a tinkerer, meaning that she fixes pots and kettles, and is shown to be very talented at it.

Disney History[]

Peter Pan[]

One night in London, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan visit the Darling family home as he accidentally left his living shadow there during one of his earlier visits. Using her light, Tink enters the house. They eventually find the shadow, but accidentally wake up Wendy Darling, the Darlings' oldest child, in the process. Wendy is very enthralled by the stories of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and seems to have a crush on the boy as well. This angers Tinker Bell, causing her to blush with jealousy and even calling Wendy an "ugly girl". Soon enough, Wendy explains that she may never see Peter again as her father is forcing her to "grow up" and leave the stories in the past.

Peter enjoys Wendy's stories and adventures, he offers her the chance to stay in Neverland, where she will never have to grow up. Tink is disgusted by the idea, and refuses to bestow pixie dust on Wendy and her brothers Michael and John. However, Pete simply knocks the pixie dust out of Tinker Bell, putting it in the Darlings, giving them the ability to fly to Neverland. Once they arrive, the group is attacked by Captain Hook, Peter's enemy. Peter orders Tinkerbell to get the Darlings to the island to safety, but Tinkerbell leaves them in their dust. She goes to the Hanging Tree, where she, Peter and the Lost Boys reside. She tells the boys that Pan has ordered them to finish off Wendy.

The boys do as they thought they were told, and when Peter finds out, he is furious. They reveal that Tinker Bell gave them the order, and Peter banishes the fairy for a week as punishment. Later that night, Captain Hook's first mate, Mr. Smee, kidnaps Tinker Bell and takes her to Hook's ship where the captain tries to play with Tinkerbell's emotions to get her to reveal Peter's hiding place. He tells her that the pirates are planning to finish off Wendy, and the plot makes Tink more than happy, with Wendy out of the way, she and Peter can be together. She points the way to the hideout on the map, but before she completes it, she forces Hook to promise not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Pan.

Hook does as he is told, and captures Tinker Bell just as he completes the map, trapping her in a lantern. The next morning, Wendy, her brothers, and the Lost Boys are captured and given the options of becoming pirates, or walking the plank. Wendy convinces the boys to decline the offer, hoping that Pan will save them. That's when Hook reveals his plan to plant a bomb in Peter's hideout, disguised as a gift from Wendy. When Tink hears this, she breaks free of her trap and goes to the tree. There, she tries to warn Peter, but he doesn't believe her. The bomb starts ringing quickly, ready to explode, but Tinker Bell takes it from Peter and sacrifices himself.

In the rubble of the tree, Peter is safe, but Tinker Bell is fatally injured. Peter restores her life, telling her how much she means to him. Then they go to rescue their friends. The battle ensues, ending with Hook running away from the crocodile, which has eaten his left hand and now wants the rest of the captain. With Hook defeated, Peter decides to accompany Wendy home, Tinker Bell uses the pixie dust all over Hook's ship.

Peter Pan II: Return To Neverland[]

Tinker Bell and Peter are having a normal day in Neverland when they stop by the Jolly Roger to visit Captain Hook. When they arrive, Hook says he likes Wendy's decision. Peter confronts the evil pirate, but Hook throws Wendy overboard to be eaten by an octopus. Peter runs downstairs to save her, and Tinker Bell follows close behind. When Peter appears to have finally met his end, he emerges from the water and Tinkerbell uses her magic dust to lift the octopus and place it on Hook's ship. Peter and Tinker Bell then leave the scene to set Wendy free. However, in fact the girl is Jane, Wendy's daughter. Tinker Bell takes an immediate dislike towards her similar to the one she had towards Wendy in the first film.

Pan decides to introduce her to the Lost Boys, but Jane doesn't like her wild behaviors. She tries to build a raft to get back home, but Pan knows that the only way to leave Neverland is to fly. Tink reluctantly sprinkles magic dust on Jane, but fails. Jane goes berserk again when Pan and the boys start playing rugby with her notepad. She ends up fighting with them and doesn't believe in fairies. Jane's disbelief makes Tink sick. Pan and the others then set out to find Jane and make her the first Lost Girl.

Unfortunately, Jane made a deal with Hook. If she helps him locate his treasure, he'll give her a ride home on his ship, which has the ability to fly after Tinker Bell has sprinkled her magic dust around it. Jane uses tricks to get the boys to hunt for the treasure, but after bonding with them, she has a change of heart and dismisses the possibility of finding the treasure. Tootles the Lost Boy finds the treasure and innocently blows it out, summoning Hook and his crew. Pan and the others are captured and Jane runs back to the tree to find Tinkerbell. It's too late however, and Tinker Bell has died. Jane mourns the goblin's death and her belief in fairies begins to emerge. Tinker Bell is revived and the duo head to the Jolly Roger to face Hook.

They arrive to find Peter tied to an anchor about to be thrown overboard. Tinker Bell distracts Hook and Smee, while Jane frees the Lost Boys to battle the pirates. Tinker Bell manages to retrieve the key. Hook tries to kill Jane. Tinker Bell sprinkles magic dust on her and she is able to escape via flight. Not only that, she is also able to make Pan free. Hook is defeated and Peter takes Jane home. While there, Peter and Tinker Bell have a brief reunion, with the now-adult Wendy. Afterwards, they return to Neverland.

Tinkerbell[]

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Tinker Bell birth

The movie Tinker Bell (in which she is the main protagonist and finally speaks) tells the story of Tinker Bell, before she meets Peter Pan. According to the movie, Tinker Bell was born from a baby's first laugh. She arrives at Pixie Hollow, located in Neverland, around the time she is born, her talent is also found, showing her a number of objects related to each fairy talent that will react to her if that is her talent. Ironically, the only object she passes over when looking at her talent is Tinkers' hammer, but her inner talent is so strong that the hammer goes to her.

After hearing stories from the mainland, Tinker Bell becomes excited at the prospect of visiting in the spring. She soon discovers that only those with talents from the wild can visit the mainland, and becomes determined to find a talent that would let her go. However, Tinker Bell's attempts at learning talents from nature fail miserably. She fends off the Tinkers at the work shop, saying she doesn't want to be a mindless tinker. However, after seeing her friends, Tinker Bell is successful in repairing a music box, although her friends say that everything they fix goes to earth. This doesn't make Tink feel any better, and so she goes to Vidia for help. Vidia, who had been unwittingly humiliated by Tinker Bell earlier, tells her to capture thistles which would allow her to go to the mainland. In an attempt to capture them, Tinker Bell ruins the spring preparations after Vidia secretly interferes. After talking with Terrence, she realizes the importance of a tinker's job.

Tinker Bell is able to redeem herself by inventing machines that speed up spring preparations, allowing other fairies to organize the calendar. As a reward, Queen Clarion allows Tinker Bell to go to the mainland with the nature fairies, to return with the music box.

Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure[]

Nature fairies use their talents to go to the mainland in the season of leaves, hibernation, cold breezes and pumpkins: Autumn. Meanwhile, Tinker Bell uses her faerie talents as Terence has been staying at Pixie Hollow. Tinker Bell is trying to make an "Express Pixie". But she is called to meet Queen Clarion, Fairy Mary, and the Minister of Autumn.

They show her a magical moonstone and explain its powers to her. Every eight years, there is a blue full moon in Pixie Hollow. When this moon's light passes through the moonstone, it creates blue magic dust to rejuvenate the pixie dust tree. The autumn feast is the associated event, during which fairies gather to gather dust.

A new scepter is made to augment the moonstone, and Tinker Bell has been recommended. Even though Tinker Bell has made mistakes in the past, Fairy Mary explains that fairies must learn from them most of the time. She then accepts the task, as well as Terence's help. As work on the scepter progresses, Tinkerbell starts having problems with Terence, who is being too harsh. An accident occurs, causing the scepter and stone to shatter. Tink leaves in a balloon she created to find a magic mirror, which, according to legend, granted two of three wishes before becoming lost. She intends to use the last wish to repair the moonstone.

Along the way, she encounters Blaze, a brave firefly. Tinker Bell finally discovers the mirror, but she accidentally loses the wish. She is found by Terence, who discovers what happened to the stone.

Tinker Bell and Terence start to head back to Pixie Hollow. Along the way, she fixes the scepter with a white gem from the top of the mirror, all with Terence's help. She discovers the magic of friendship, humility and love. Thanks to teamwork with Terence, she is ready to give Queen Clarion the scepter.

When she reveals the scepter, the fairies are surprised to see the moonstone shards. However, the broken shards of moonstone create an unexpected benefit: they increase the surface area through which the blue moon's rays can pass, creating the bluest pixie dust ever seen in Pixie Hollow.

Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue[]

Like many other fairies from Pixie Hollow, Tinker Bell attends to the camp fairies on the mainland. When she tries to go find some lost things, Vidia asks if she's going to the human house, which isn't too far from the camp. The question makes Tink curious and she ends up running away. Vidia follows behind to watch her. When Tinker Bell arrives at the human home, she is in awe of her "chariot". She dabbles around the car while Vidia tries to get her out. Eventually they do, but on their way back to camp, Tink and Vidia stumble upon a fairy house made by Elizabeth Griffiths, a human girl who wants to meet a real fairy.

Tink immediately drives to investigate, despite Vidia's constant warnings to leave. She claims it is perfectly safe, so Vidia uses her wind to slam the door in an attempt to give Tink a little scare, but unintentionally ends up trapping Tink. As Lizzie starts to approach the house, Vidia tries to get Tinker Bell free, but to no avail. Lizzie discovers Tinker Bell inside the house and takes her to her house. She prepares to show it to her father, Dr. Griffiths, but upon witnessing all the butterflies he fixes on exposure cases for research, she decides to keep Tink a secret. Meanwhile, Vidia calls Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank and Bobble to rescue Tinker Bell.

Back at the human house, Lizzie reveals her fairy fascination to Tinker Bell. Tink is flattered by the child's obsession and, since it's raining outside, Tinker Bell decides to teach her almost everything about fairies. She tells you how fairies make rainbows, fairies like animals paint butterflies, and much more. They record their information in a new investigation book given to Lizzie by her father. During this time, Tinkerbell and Lizzie grow into a great friendship, but after a while, the rain subsides, and Tinkerbell is able to return to camp. She makes her way outside, but before leaving, she watches Lizzie in an attempt to show her father the research.

Unfortunately, he's too busy fixing the leaks in the house as usual. Tinker Bell returns and decides to fix the leaks so Lizzie can spend more time with her father. After she does so, Lizzie's father goes to show a group of scientists a collection of butterflies, which causes Lizzie to leave. To compensate, Tinkerbell shows Lizzie how to fly, and when her father discovers footprints on the ceiling, she tells him about Tinkerbell. He dismisses the claims and proceeds to throw all of his fairy drawings and research books into the trash.

Tink gets angry and starts telling Lizzie's dad not to do that (although he only hears jingles when she talks). Dr. Griffiths captures Tink, but Vidia arrives and pushes her out of the way. Vidia is then taken by Dr. Griffiths to London for research, but Lizzie and the fairies are able to convince him to think otherwise, which he does. Vidia is released, and she and Tinkerbell form a friendship. Lizzie and her father are now closer than ever.

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings[]

On a normal day, Tinker Bell, Clank and Bobble are weaving baskets that were to be sent to the Winter Woods via owl messengers. Tink develops a fascination for the winter woods and begins to wonder what it is. Clank and Bobble inform her that hot fairies are prohibited from crossing the border line into Woods. Just then, Fawn arrives running after a rabbit that is afraid to cross into the winter season. Tink offers to help. However, when they arrive, Fawn explains that animal fairies only see animals outside. Fawn then tries to wake a sleeping animal, and Tinker Bell takes the opportunity to cross.

When she does, her wings start to glow out of nowhere. Fawn then tries to bring Tinker Bell back. She then uses her healing talent as Tinker Bell's wings are freezing. Silvermist, Iridessa, Vidia, and Rosetta meet up with the two and Tinker Bell tries to tell them about the glowing wings. None of her friends believe the story, so Tinker Bell goes through some of the fairy story books to learn about the glowing wings. She finds the book "Wingology", but the chapter on sparkling wings has been eaten by a bookworm. Tinkerbell then asks a sparrow for information, but he claims that only the keeper knows about glowing wings.

The keeper lives in the winter woods however, when she arrives she loses the Wingology book, and the book is found by a man named Sled. Mister Milori, the ruler of the Winterwoods, tells Sled to send the book to the keeper. Tink follows and finds the keeper, and a frost-talented fairy named Periwinkle. When Tinker Bell and Periwinkle meet, the wings begin to glow, like when Tinkerbell crossed the border. The goalkeeper, whose name is Dewey, discovers that Tinker Bell and Peri were born from the same laugh, becoming sisters. The two fairies are more than happy to begin bonding, but Lord Milori arrives and informs Dewey that if a hot fairy crosses the border, send them back as it is too cold.

Tink and Peri decide that one day it wouldn't hurt. They spend time enjoying activities and Tinker Bell meets some of Peri's friends. After a near-death experience however, Dewey also agrees that it is too dangerous. Tinker Bell and Peri are forced to part ways, but Tinker Bell tells Peri to meet her at the border the next day. That night, Tinker Bell secretly gathers her friends to create a snow maker machine. The machine will allow Peri to see the warm regions of Pixie Hollow. Tinkerbell also plans to introduce Peri to Queen Clarion, hoping that the queen would abolish the law of boundaries to the audience as Tinker Bell and Peri are sisters. The next day, the machine proves to be a success for a short time. Peri joins Tinkerbell's friends and is given a snail flower by Rosetta as a gift. After a while, Peri got too hot and her wings started to wither.

Peri is taken back to the Winter Woods, where the wings are able to recover. Queen Clarion and Lord Milori arrive and only enforce the law of the border further after learning about the periwinkle event. If a hot fairy enters the winter, its wings will freeze and break. If a frost fairy enters the warm regions, its wings will shrivel and will decay. Tink and Peri are forced to never see each other again. Queen Clarion explains to Tinker Bell that when she was young in Pixie Hollow, two fairies from both regions fell in love and crossed the border. Uma broke a wing, and was unable to fly forever. Namely, when Queen Clarion created the law.

The next morning, a small portion of Pixie Hollow's warm regions were frozen over as a result of the ice machine. Tinker Bell and her friends destroy the machine, but time has been thrown away, and Pixie Hollow continues to freeze. Tinker Bell and the others evacuate all the fairies and animals to shelters. Tink then realized that the snail flower Rosetta gave Peri never died as a result of being preserved in ice. Tinker Bell flies over the winter woods to get Peri and her friends to preserve the Pixie Dust Tree, which is being threatened by the dropping temperature.

Frost's talents do so and the Pixie Dust Tree, and the rest of Pixie Hollow, is saved. The frost melts in a few minutes and the sun shines again, and all is apparently well. However, when Tinkerbell travels to the winter forest, she breaks her wings. Peri and Tink connect their wings, which magically heal the torn wings. Queen Clarion and Mister Milori then reveal that the two fairies who fell in love were their descendants, and decide to allow Tinker Bell and Peri to continue seeing each other. In the end, all warm fairies are allowed to cross the border when frost talents are used. Tink and Peri are then seen celebrating their newfound unity with their friends.

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy[]

Zarina, an optimistic and curious fairy, is amazed by the magic behind pixie dust and is determined to learn more. She secretly experiments with blue pixie dust, creating various types; However, experiments with the pink variant grow out of control, causing an accident. Her supervisor, Gary, forbids her to work with pixie dust. Saddened and hurt, Zarina takes her experiments and runs away.

One year later, fairies celebrate the Four Seasons Festival with performances by fairies from all seasons. During the show, Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Iridessa, Rosetta, Fawn and Vidia spot Zarina flying around the audience and using pink pixie dust to summon poppies which make everyone fall asleep. Tink and her friends, who take cover, realize that Zarina has stolen all the blue pixie dust, which is used to create the golden dust that fairies use to fly.

They follow Zarina to the coast, where she has become the captain of a pirate crew, including a young man named James Hook (Captain Hook), who is apparently the leader of the crew. The fairies retrieve the blue dust for a moment, but Zarina retrieves it after throwing a multicolored pixie dust at them that changes their talents. Tinker Bell becomes a water fairy, Silvermist a flying fairy, Fawn a light fairy, Iridessa a garden fairy, Rosetta an animal fairy, and Vidia a tinker fairy (much to her horror and chagrin). They struggle with their swapped talents as they search for Zarina and the pirate ship, in the process encountering a baby crocodile who takes a liking to Rosetta's new animal talent.

They find the ship and sneak out, where they overhear Hook talking about how the pirates met Zarina after straying off course, and she became captain with a promise to make the ship fly so they could loot anything without getting caught. The ship arrives at Skull Rock, where the fairies discover the pirates' camp and a mysterious Pixie Dust Tree, which Zarina grew using pink pixie dust.

The fairies attempt to retrieve the blue pixie dust, but are caught when Iridessa loses control of her natural talent and reveals her location. Tink tries to convince Zarina to come back home, but she refuses because she feels unappreciated. With the fairies now captured, the pirates make regular flying pixie dust. Hook, curious about flying, convinces Zarina to use some on him. After happily flying around the cave, Hook betrays Zarina and traps her in a lantern, revealing himself as the true captain.

Tinker Bell and the others are unable to escape their prison until the baby alligator arrives and frees them. The fairies nearly retrieve the blue pixie dust, but Hook threatens to throw Zarina overboard unless they hand it over. Tink gives up, and Hook spreads it over the ship before throwing Zarina overboard.

As the pirates sail towards the Second Star, the fairies return and use their exchanged talents to defeat the pirates and capsize the ship. Zarina tries to retrieve the blue pixie dust from Hook, who is chasing her. Zarina gains a speck of blue pixie dust which she throws at Hook, who starts flying wildly as the two types of pixie dust react to each other. As the fairies fly away, Hook swears revenge on them and is attacked by the baby crocodile. Zarina returns the blue pixie dust to Tink and her friends, before preparing to leave. Tinker Bell offers her the chance to return home and she accepts, helping her friends navigate the ship back. The other fairies wake up with no memory of what happened.

Zarina is about to promise not to touch the pixie dust again, but Tink convinces her to show off her skills, restoring Tink and her friends' original fairy talents and allowing them to put on a beautiful performance at the Festival. Everyone congratulates them, and Zarina's talent is finally accepted.

Other History[]

Once Upon a Time[]

To find Pan's hideout, Hook suggests tracking down Tinker Bell, who has a bitter past with Regina, and Robin Hood and Mulan help Neal get to Neverland. As the search for Henry continues, Hook suggests tracking down Tinker Bell in the hope that she will lead them to Peter Pan's camp, while Neal devises a plan in order to get to Emma. Meanwhile, back in fairy tale land, Tinker Bell offers to help improve Regina's life.

Songs[]

  • Fly to Your Heart

Trivia[]

  • She was an official Disney Princess until she was replaced by Tiana as the 9th princess in the lineup due to having her own franchise "Disney Fairies."

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