A Pixie is one the species of fairy that make up The People in the Artemis Fowl series.

Appearance and Characteristics

Pixies are about 3 feet tall and have pointy ears, but otherwise look much like humans. They are often described to have an "innocent and childlike" appearance, due to their slightly enlarged heads. They are also known for being fast runners. Pixies are also known to have an urge to fly.

Pixies are generally greedy, ambitious and cunning, the most notable to possess these traits is Opal Koboi. They have no morals and will do anything to get what they want. Being obsessive creatures, they often develop fixations on certain foods. Most pixies are particularly fond of shellfish, especially lobster and other protected sea creatures. This leads to many Pixies, such as Doodah Day, being illegal fish smugglers.

Although sometimes skirmishing on the shady side of the law, pixies are quite talented creatures with fast reflexes and immense brainpower. Since they have large brain volume and thin skulls, pixies are prone to various brain diseases, such as amnesia and going into comas.

Jumbo Pixies, mentioned in "Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex (novel)", are larger pixies that are sometimes created by the pressurized environment in Atlantis.

Famous Pixies

The Eight Fairy Families:


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