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I, for one, accept our new Fairy-type overlords

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by , 11th June 2013 at 07:36 PM (1597 Views)
Why are so many people upset and butthurt about the new fairy type?

Alright, I have a feeling that this is their reasoning: "FARYS R GURLY AND SPRKLE 2 MUCH! & DRGNS R SO MUCH MAOR BADASS THAN SPRKLING POKEMON!"

Well, let me explain something. For reasons that are unknown to me, fairies have been downgraded in media to being seen as ridiculously feminine and "girly". They've been over used in Barbie and probably some hasbro related stuff (like those flutter ponies from the 80's), so that's another reason why people regard them as girly. What a lot of people don't know is that fairies are a lot more badass in the mythology. See these guys?






In order, those mythological creatures are Changelings, Elves, Trolls, and Dullahans.

A Changeling is a rather frightening creature; they are usually unholy and deformed offspring of fairies who are left in place of a kidnapped human child. According to one source, they leech off of the human mother's life and get rid of anything that gets between them and the mother.

Elves are a popular character in fantasy stories, appearing in The Legend of Zelda, Lord of the Rings, Eragon, The Elder Scrolls, and various others. In mythology, they're often small people of the forests who are either deceptive or helpful, depending on the myth. In modern day, they are more like the picture shown above.

Trolls today are often associated with annoying and rude people on the internet. In mythology, depending on where the myth came from, the trolls could either be neutral to humans or outright monsters; from scaring people by hiding under a bridge to brutal human eating creatures.

The Dullahan is a headless rider, usually seen on a black horse and carries his or her own head under one arm. The head's eyes are small, black, and constantly dart about like flies, while the mouth is constantly in a hideous grin that touches both sides of the head. The flesh of the head is said to have the color and consistency of moldy cheese. The Dullahan's whip is actually the spine of a human corpse, and the wagons they sometimes use are made of similarly funereal objects (e.g. candles in skulls to light the way, the spokes of the wheels made from thigh bones, the wagon's covering made from a worm-chewn pall). When the dullahan stops riding, it is where a person is due to die. The dullahan calls out their name, at which point they immediately perish.
There is no way to bar the road against a dullahan — all locks and gates open on their own when it approaches. Also, they do not appreciate being watched while on their errands, throwing a basin of blood on those who dare to do so (often a mark that they are among the next to die), or even lashing out the watchers' eyes with their whips (taken directly from wikipedia. I couldn't really describe them in my own words).

Fun fact: ALL of these mythological creatures are classified as a type of fairies. Fairies don't have to have wings or sparkles. They just have to be some kind of mystical creature that isn't always associated with hell or witchcraft.

Now, next time you see a Sylveon and call her gay, just remember that her headless cousin uses a human spine as a weapon.

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  1. Setra's Avatar
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    I wouldn't want to meet a fairy in a dark alley.
    Leggo likes this.
  2. Rainbow's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Setra
    I wouldn't want to meet a fairy in a dark alley.
    Gaga, Setra and Team Gaara like this.
  3. Miles101's Avatar
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    Did somebody say FAIRIES?





  4. LadyScathach's Avatar
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    I blame Disney for the fairy stigma. I just hope that the fairy types aren't too feminine. But if they are, I hope that they get kick ass stats. Imagine Sylveon's base stats being 95/60/65/130/65/110. The expression of all casual boy fan's faces would be priceless.
  5. OriginalLucario's Avatar
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    I think I am cool with the type, since I basically accepted it when the rumors first started to be proved right.

    I feel the stigma with the type comes from the name. If it was called Fae or something there wouldn't be such an uproar.

    It doesn't help that they chose Gardevoir and Jigglypuff as the first pokémon revealed to be Fairy-type. I don't care either way, I'm just happy there's another way to murder dragons, I hate those.
  6. Bolt the Cat's Avatar
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    I don't mind the idea of a Fairy type, but I do think some of the ones they chose aren't particularly fairylike. Notably Marill and Gardevoir.
  7. Green Zubat's Avatar
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    To be honest, I think it's pretty clear that GF is going by the Disney version of fairies, and I don't see what's wrong with that. Why does femininity have to automatically = lame?

    P.S. That said, for what it's worth, Slenderman could be described as a fairy.
  8. Kree's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Zubat
    To be honest, I think it's pretty clear that GF is going by the Disney version of fairies.
    Yyyyyeah, Sylveon doesn't look like it's going to steal babies and replace them with fairy fakes any time soon.

    Which is a goddamn shame. Using the traditional approach has some real potential for good old Pokedex creepiness.

    That being said, I think that the "FAIRIES ARE SO GIRLY" complaints are immature too.
  9. Green Zubat's Avatar
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    To be fair, there're a lot of type combinations we haven't seen for Fairy, so it's still possible that the traditional fey may be drawn upon to inspire a Ghost or Dark/Fairy.
  10. jasonwolf's Avatar
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    Uhm I'm sorry but where are you gathering that these are fairies? The mythos of theses creatures has so many origins. There are the tiny little helper elves which would be fairies. Then there are the D&D elves Fey origin. Then Tolkien elves they were always elves.

    This isn't really usable as the facts change based on what you like.

    Changling? oh so shapeshifter? as theres more than one kind again. Doppleganger perhaps?

    I'm not knocking fairies, but Magic would simply be a better term.

    . They just have to be some kind of mystical creature that isn't always associated with hell or witchcraft.
    That also isn't quite true as then you must include all mythos from old religions which did not call it witchcraft. All of the gods, all of the demigods, all of the creations of the gods. Its too broad to be usable as a definition.

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