The Anti-Fairies, also known as the Fairies' Shadows, are a magical race and the shadows of the regular fairies. They first appeared in the Season 2 episode That Old Black Magic. On Friday the 13, they escape from Fairy World to "cause bad luck everywhere."
Anti-Fairies represent bad luck. They use their magic, typically during Friday the 13th, to cause pain and misery to anyone who commits superstitious acts, such as crossing a black cat's path, breaking a mirror, stepping on a crack, or walking through a ladder, that these AntiFairies may or may not have a hand responsible for. They mainly enjoy causing havoc on Earth through bad luck, and unlike fairies, they do not have godchildren because of the fairies and the anti-fairies hold a bake-off to decide who has godchildren. They used to battle the fairies over the right to inherit godchildren, but after hundreds of years of fighting, they decided to hold a bake-off after reaching a stalemate (and after they tried a game of tiddlywinks, but considered it too painful). In the unlikely event they do win the bake-off, the fairies will be swapped with their Anti-Fairy counterparts, allowing Anti-Fairies to hold the right to have godchildren until the next bake-off. They are ruled by the Anti-Fairy Council, thought they typically follow Anti-Cosmo who, unlike his fairy counterpart, is an evil genius.
All anti-fairies are dark blue in color with pointed ears, black crowns and wands, and bat-wings as opposed to the insect wings of fairies. Some of them have fangs like vampires. They all reside in Anti-Fairy World.
Every fairy has an Anti-Fairy counterpart. Fairies are not allowed to interfere with Anti-Fairies, and thus cannot grant any wishes to counter anything involving bad luck. Originally Anti-Fairies could only be seen with Anti-Fairy goggles. In the special, When Nerds Collide!, Jorgen Von Strangle changed Da Rules so that Anti-Fairies could be seen without using the goggles. This was done due to the escape of Anti-Cosmo in the episode, The Gland Plan so that it would make Anti-Cosmo's activities more difficult for him to accomplish.
The Anti-Fairies were freed from the barrier when Timmy wished them out when he wanted to talk to them about hurting him and his family. The Anti-Fairies had been trapped behind the barrier, guarded by Jorgen Von Strangle, for centuries, but knew that some Friday the 13th some child would be stupid enough to wish them free. Every now and then, on that very day year after year, some Anti-Fairies would slip through the barrier and away from the Fairy World to wreak misfortune upon the denizens of the mortal world; it was implied that this was only possible because Jorgen himself does not always stand guard over the threshold that hold the Anti-Fairies at bay, as his other duties require him to periodically leave for elsewhere time and again as part of his "shift". In the end of "That Old Black Magic," the Anti-Fairies were back in the barrier. However, after Anti-Cosmo's escape, it is believed that he somehow freed them.
In the season six premiere "Fairly Odd Baby," the Anti-Fairies are shown to be free (somehow) and try to kidnap Poof and use his powers for their evil purposes. They later acquaint themselves with the Pixies.
Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda, the two main Anti-Fairy characters, appeared again in "The Fairly Oddlympics," when Timmy was tired of being the "guinea pig" of the fairies, pixies, and anti-fairies, and wished for a competition to see which one is the best magical creature.When Jorgen won the first 5 medals with ease, Anti-Cosmo and the Head Pixie knocked him out with a false camera. Timmy became the fairies' trainer and made a bet: if Anti-Cosmo wins, Timmy will be his godchild, if the Head Pixie wins, Timmy will work for him forever and if Timmy wins he would make the Head Pixie and Anti-Cosmo do any one thing he wants. In the end, Timmy wins.
In the season seven episode "Anti-Poof," Poof's Anti-Fairy counterpart, Foop, is born. Unlike the fairy pregnancy, in which the males are pregnant, female Anti-Fairies give birth and their pregnancy is very quick even compared to the quick pregnancies of the Fairies (three months). Anti-Fairies are born square, as opposed to Fairies that are born round. When the anti babies are being born the female anti-fairy explodes and an anti-fairy baby is born.
List of Anti-Fairies That Have Appeared in the Show
Besides their television appearances, three Anti-Fairies served as antagonists in the video game, Breakin' Da Rules.
All Anti-Fairies have their opposite's name in their name (like Anti-Cosmo, Anti-Wanda, Anti-Jorgen, etc....), except for Foop, for some unknown reason.
Their names probably are the fairy name spelled backwards, but Anti-(fairy name) is often easier to say than it spelled backwards (i.e. Anti-Cosmo; Omsoc).
Despite being the opposite of Fairies, they can still be captured in butterfly nets, which appear to be one of the few things that both Anti-Fairies and Fairies have in common.
In When Nerds Collide, the Anti-Fairies end up getting sucked into Jimmy Neutron's Hypercube through a butterfly net. However, they are seen in the next episode, Fairly Odd Baby. It is unknown how they escaped the hypercube.
Although Da Anti-Rules Book never appeared in the series, it appeared in the video game, Wishing 101.
Though fairies typically win the bake-off to decide who gets to have godchildren, they can be assigned to teenagers, as shown when Foop was assigned to Vicky.
According to Temporary Fairy, there are 81,004 Fairies, so that means that there are 81,004 Anti-Fairies.
When Anti-Fairies poof things up the poof smoke is red or blue instead of yellow, pink or purple like the fairies have.
When Anti-Fairies have babies they explode. It is unknown if fairies explode too for the fact Timmy wished Poof out unlike his counterpart who was born without a magical wish, though it's more likely that they are born similar to that of a human.
In That Old Black Magic, Timmy needed special glasses to see the Anti-Fairies as they were invisible to humans. However, he never needed them in any other episode.
However, this can be explained by the events seen in Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide where Jorgen made it so that Anti-Fairies could be seen by humans.
Every Anti-Fairy cannot resist to chicken cordon bleu.
Anti-Sparky is the only anti-fairy animal who appeared in the series.