Author's Note: So I wanted to enter storyteller9's link but my answer was way too long to put it into the small confines of that answer box so...I had to put it here XD Anyways, I think it will give everyone a chance to see who my favorite characters are and why I like them so much.
~To me, Tecna has always been my favorite character. I have connected and liked her ever since I first started watching the show. Personally, I am most like Tecna. We are both nerdy and have different interests than our friends. (Though now I know more people with similar interests as mine, I will always like something or know something, others do not) Tecna is also the smartest, and I like that. Most of the girls in the group don't really do much thinking and obviously don't act that intelligent. (Stella cares more on her appearance and Bloom relies on sheer dumb luck) I've always liked smart, independent female characters, (From any series, really) since they're the most relatable to me. I have always been smart. Some of my friends are better than me at certain subjects, sure, but when I'm in a class where I excel, I'm always the "smart one"; always asked for help from, always needed to check if so-and-so's answer is correct...and I find Tec in the same situation, too. She always knows what to do and always knows the logical solution. (She also bases her reactions and opinion off of logic and science--just like me) Even her personal life is relatable. I can't stand being in relationships and though Tecna opened up a bit more in season two, it took her time. We both seem quite stubborn on the idea of opening up. To me, your favorite character (Or characters) is someone you can connect to and really feel what they feel and understand them--more than just liking them because of appearance and in this case: power. Which is why Tecna has always been my favorite.
~ Though she's only been around for one [complete] season, I can say that Roxy is my second favorite character. She's really misunderstood and gets way more hate than she deserves. The problem most people have with her is that she has a similar story-line to Bloom or she's a big "cry baby". So, what about Morgana; she grew up (Most likely) in Gardenia, was the queen of a planet and married--having a baby. Is she like Bloom too, or is she more like Mariam now? Anyways, I've always found her "being like Bloom" a really stupid reason for not liking her. Do you know how many original characters from this fandom are born/raised in Earth, and how many discover their powers magically? A lot, I'll tell you. So, are they like Bloom too or are you just going to let those slide? (Because somehow if this idea is made canon it's just awful) Besides, Roxy would have never known if the Winx had never shown up there in the first place. (Plus, why did the Wizards take so long to get to Earth? What were they so busy doing those other three seasons? XD) I don't find Roxy to be a cry-baby either. She was under a lot of stress. How would you feel if a group of seemingly normal teens came up and said you were a fairy? Find them crazy? Yeah, thought so. But if they kept pestering you, of course you'd get mad and frustrated! Add to the fact there's this group of middle-aged guys creeping on you and hurting the people you care about. (Then you get possessed and find your long lost mom) I mean, that's a lot of intense shit to be dealing with when you're only about 16. I can sympathize with Roxy and I love her personality. Her life is so normal and so relatable to mine. I mean, getting up, going to school, going to work, taking care of the dog...that's basically what I do day-in and day-out. I was really happy to see a character come up in the show that was living a simply normal, quiet life that every person watching can relate to.
~ Layla is a character that I've always liked. She is this girl who is kind, brave, fun and strong. Everything that a woman should be. I don't see how people can't like her. You have dumb reasons about her appearance and powers not being any good, but who cares? Since when should you judge people--anything really--by it's appearance? Layla barely gets any attention and when she does, it's always because something bad has happen to her, or her family. I mean, she was introduced in bad shape! In season two, we only really ever see her when the pixies are in danger. In season three, it's when Andros is in danger and in four, it's when Nabu dies. (Or whatever happens to him) I mean, seriously, it's like the writers are taking out all their frustrations on this girls life! The only decent thing that's ever happened to her is joining Alfea and finding the Winx and finding Nabu--and the bad certainly outnumbers the good. I don't see how people cannot sympathize with poor Layla. The reasons I find for people hating her a shallow and dumb. She has so many good qualities that a character should have...that really all
characters should have.
~ Icy is a character that you just have to like. I mean, she is just so fascinating. (Along with her sisters) I have always been interested in deadly women, and Icy is a clear example. Most women who are killers, or are deadly, are cold, calculated, above average-intelligence and are sociopaths. Icy fits this criteria. She is cold (No pun intended) and a sociopath. For people who don't really know what this is, a sociopath is someone who really feels nothing for anyone else. (Mainly towards people that they harm) Icy is a sociopath. When she takes and harms Bloom, she laughs and feels nothing. When she a her sister defeat Darkar--they feel nothing and abandoning Valtor was easy as could be. She is very smart, and obviously thinks her plans over before she actually goes through with them. Which, of course, means that she is above-average intelligence. She rarely gets caught, and though she does at times--it's by adults. But when she doesn't, she feels empowered and thinks that she can never be brought down or even fail--classic narcissism. (And this is eventually the lead to her downfall) I find Icy fascinating as well because we know nothing about her background. We know plenty about the background with the Winx girls, but we know nothing about the Trix! The only glimpse that we've seen if their childhood is when they turned into their kid-selves. Which, I find, leaves their backgrounds open to interpretation. I think Icy might have either experienced violence or seen it at an early age. I believe that no one is born bad. Just because they're the main villains doesn't mean they are born bad. Everyone has a background...even the most evil of people.
~ I like Diaspro because she has a situation similar to Icy. You barely know of her background, all except that she's royalty and I think that that adds to her character. Women who grow up in wealthy homes and with parents who love and nurture them usually don't end up growing into sociopaths. I find Diaspro to be a narcissist. She grew up wealthy and privileged and it seems that all she really cares about is her image and how something will make her look good. Though her marriage to Sky might have been arranged by their parents, I believe that she agreed to it more than Sky did because I think she believed that it would assist in her image. Diaspro, I think, was selfish yet I think she was obsessive. She loved Sky and hated to see someone else with him and would literally do anything to get him back and get rid of the competition. I think that she deserves more fans, to be honest. Just because she humiliated Bloom and drugged Sky doesn't mean you have to hate her. Bloom stole her man! Who wouldn't go crazy after some random girl stealing their lover?