Winx Club Double Standards

The last two episodes of Winx season eight made me angry. If Riven and Icy deserve redemption, why doesn’t Nex? Why won’t the Winx fandom give him another chance, especially if they’ll forgive a criminal who manipulated, backstabbed, and even killed people to gain power?

Nex gets called a horrible person, but an actual psychopath gets sympathy and respect. They gave Riven infinite chances to change, but they condemned Nex right away, even though they claim he’s like Riven. How is that fair?

Winx season eight confirmed the double standard used against Nex. He deserves to be accepted as Aisha’s boyfriend, especially since he’s proven he loves her with all his heart. They’re the most underappreciated couple in Winx Club, period.

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NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
September 16, 2019 7:45 am

I agree that this is all stupid. However, I can’t comment on specifically what you’re referencing because I haven’t seen the back half of S8. Is there any one page where you’re watching it? And does it have English subs? (Sorry for getting kind of off topic.)

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
September 16, 2019 11:01 am

You can watch the entire Season in
Italian here: https://www.raiplay.it/programmi/winxclub/episodi/stagioneviii.
The link for the English Episodes are here: https://www.dailymotion.com/search/Winx%20Club%20Season%208
But those Episodes only last till Epispde 17, i guess. The rest is Italian.

knight7572
Reply to  Sirenix-Winx
September 17, 2019 8:08 am

rainbow will probably forget the plot point they brought up in these 2 episodes by season 9

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 9:20 am

If Icy’s sister would turn back to normal girl, wouldn’t she try to convince Icy to stop the evil? If not, wouldn’t this redemption arc useless, if Icy doesn’t learn anything from it.

knight7572
Reply to  Sirenix-Winx
September 17, 2019 10:17 am

yeah she probably would try to pull icy back from burning her last bridge

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  Tori
September 16, 2019 9:16 am

The way Musa and Riven got back together was very vague ? Musa was very angry at Riven for the embarrasing light show. And than the day later, she’s in his arms again! What happenend? The minute before they had a fight, and the second later they are so close again. And now they get a whole episode dedicated to their “harmony” ? And they obtain the prime star, because they were the perfect balance? A Season ago they were the most toxic couple ?

knight7572
Reply to  Sirenix-Winx
September 17, 2019 6:35 am

i’ll be honest i didn’t like that cause they broke up for a reason and now they are back together ugh 🙁 but now we have the obvious question of what happened to icy’s world to leave it like what we saw

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  knight7572
September 27, 2019 4:42 pm

That’s right. I’ve never understood the Trix being descendant of the Ancestral Witches.
The Magic Bloom-theory i once wrote about is much more interesting, and kinda cool,
and makes more sense. It explains why they were so powerful in Season 1
even for being freshmans. And in the Magic Bloom 20 seconds pilot
video, there’s a scéne of the Ancestral Witches around a glowing magical globe
wearing black robes (the same as in Season 1, Episode 1 when Knut talks to them).
It’s assumed that’s when they turn themselfs into the Trix,
because in the 2004 Winx Club Panini Sticker Book
we see the Trix with the same black robes, but with the hoodie off this time,
revealing their new young selfs. Even on the back of the Dutch Season 1 DVD box,
the description of Episode 18: ”The three witches are attacking Bloom again.
During the fight, they reveal that they are actually the old witches, who
destroyed Domino centuries ago”. That’s not what actually happened in the original Episode, but may have been another clue the Trix actually were supposed to be the Ancestral Witches.

Williukea
Reply to  knight7572
September 27, 2019 3:53 pm

I think it’s more of a reincarnation thing, instead of them giving birth. I assume the ancestresses destroyed Domino and died in process, but their dark magic got reincarnated to 3 random witch babies born on the same day. Then the dark witches pulled some strings to get them all together. The trix are around the same age as Winx, considering they were in the school at the same time (but now that Winx are still students despite graduating in S3 it doesn’t really tell much about their age).

Williukea
Reply to  knight7572
September 27, 2019 11:25 am

I don’t think the trix are biological sisters. Here’s my theory:
They all are reborn/reincarnated ancestral witches, as seen in 2nd movie (?). The fact that they’re born on the same day is due to the fact that they’re reborn old witches.
From what we saw in series, fairy/witch has the powers of their home world. Tecna has the power of technology where her planet relies heavily on AI. Flora has nature powers because she lives in a giant forest, and there was this other fairy from her world (I don’t remember if she’s Flora’s little sister or not) who also had nature powers. Trix have different and unrelated powers. Most likely they all have nobody else, so they call each other as sisters, because they’re that close. I haven’t seen Icy’s backstory, but I think all Trix experienced something similar, so they went crazy and feel like nobody else understands them, except each other.

knight7572
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 10:19 am

i have to wonder how big a plot hole this creates and how many from this season that sirenix-winx could top 5 or 10 blog post about

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 9:22 am

Iginio Straffi even confirmed it several years ago by saying they are triplets, because they are both born on May 3th.

Knight7572
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 8:00 am

Rainbow are contradicting themselves a lot lately

knight7572
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 7:35 am

whatever happened must have been somekind of huge catastrophe that left only 2 survivors Icy and the white fox and now i wonder if the reason she calls darcy and stormy her sisters cause she sees them as the only family she has after her real one was lost

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  Tori
September 17, 2019 6:37 am

And why didn’t she use to restore her world? I remember her using it to conquer the Magic Dimension. And destroy Magix. She wanted to do the same thing as the Ancestral Witches. Destroy everything in her path.

knight7572
Reply to  Tori
September 17, 2019 6:36 am

yeah its too late now so they should have established this in season 1

Lumna10
Reply to  Tori
April 3, 2023 10:27 am

Have you ever considered they might have all been in a situation during an attack where they got amnesia during that conquest of Dyamond and though Magical Adventure is a hated movie it gives us deep insight into one of Icy’s flaws is the fact that she can lie. During the final face off she tells the Ancestral witches she did all the evil things by herself when Darcy was the one stealing the compass from Alfea Academy I think they’re trying to pysch us out just like Disney does sometimes it keeps suspense around. Point blank in order to remember something from a deeply hidden past you need some object, creature or symbol to retrigger your memories after strong amnesia influence. In this cast seeing the fox on her home planet makes perfect sense.

Last edited 10 months ago by Lumna10
knight7572
Reply to  Tori
September 17, 2019 6:26 am

great post and i guess your theory on icy being a princess was right and season 8 shows icy’s reason for stealing the dragonflame in a new light now she probably intended to use bloom’s dragonflame to restore her world and the dragonflame is probably powerful enough to do it

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  Tori
September 16, 2019 3:17 pm

You do not have to apologize, because i understand you 100%.
I also thought: Why after 8 Seasons we finally get a backstory?
Couldn’t this been done wayyy before? It feels little bit weird,
after all what Icy has done, why the emotion?
I feel little sorry for her, thought. I wonder if this is even a redemption arc,
and redemption arc means the character becomes good again?
But so far i haven’t seen any build up to Icy wanting to become good,
but we’ll find out tomorrow. In my opinion, i think Nex hasn’t had a redemption arc,
not because Rainbow think he doesn’t deserve one, he just
didn’t do much bad to have one. Rainbow knows what he did
is a faux pass, but maybe it isn’t big enough or something.
I do not know, maybe i am wrong.

Sirenix-Winx
Reply to  Tori
September 16, 2019 2:24 pm

But i am not kidding, the Icy story arc left me in so many tears.
I really think it’s so beautifully writtin. Rainbow really put so much thought into it (and in the overall Season too).

knight7572
September 17, 2019 7:24 am

i wonder what it will take to end these double standards if they ever do end

Knight7572
September 17, 2019 8:21 am

Aisha and nex deserve better treatment

knight7572
September 17, 2019 10:21 am

i’m wondering who the person is that according to icy’s backstory was responsible for dyamond’s destruction and why hasn’t she shown up again

knight7572
Reply to  knight7572
September 17, 2019 3:21 pm

when i look at what she did
i see it as mass murder and attempted planetary genocide

knight7572
Reply to  Tori
September 17, 2019 5:36 pm

form comic number 56 magix on ice if i remember rightly