Tinker Bell is described as a common, tinker fairy who is small, slender, hand-sized and fair-skinned. She is feisty and hot-tempered (with her face turning fiery red when angered), but she is also quite cute. She has baby-blue eyes, blonde hair worn in a bun (tied with a blue ribbon in the movies, yet the characters at Disney may appear to have a gold ribbon, or no ribbon) with her bangs out and pointy elf-like ears. She also has a pear-shaped physique, due mainly to her rather large hips.
She is usually seen wearing a green strapless dress with a mini-skirt, green shoes with white puffs on her toes and clear, insect-like wings on her back.
Personality and Characteristics
Despite her cute appearance, Tinker Bell is very independent, opinionated, sassy, stubborn, and hot-tempered. However, despite her rough interior, at her core, Tinker Bell is devoted and loyal to those she loves, and will eventually come to terms with those she initially resents, should they prove themselves worthy of friendly treatment.
As a fairy, Tink can fly and produce fairy dust, which allows others to fly. She is described as being a tinker, meaning that she mends pots, kettles and acorn caps, and is shown to be very skilled, gifted and talented at it too.
Role in the series
Tinker Bell make her first appearance in the Jake and the Never Land Pirates special, "Jake's Never Land Rescue".The Guardian informs Jake and his crew that only the pirate who truly believes in himself can save Never Land from vanishing completely, Jake must break off from the rest of his crew and go alone to save the Forever Tree. Unknown to Jake at the time the magical ball of light sent by The Guardian to guided him on his quest to save Never Land was Tinker Bell. And furthermore, the Guardian was none other than Peter Pan, as he and Tink were testing Jake, for one day, he'll become Never Land's guardian. Peter Pan gives Jake the power to fly without pixie dust and invites Jake to explore the worlds beyond Never Land but he'd have to part with his friends.
While flying with Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, Jake couldn't shake the feeling his crew may need his help and quickly soars back to Pirate Island. Jake was right to worry Captain Hook had returned, trapping Izzy, Cubby, and Skully in a cage, and attempted to smash the Team Treasure Chest open until Jake, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan intervene. Forcing Captain Hook to retreat but not empty handed he manage to capture Tinker Bell and used her pixie dust on the Jolly Roger granting the ship flight and allowing Hook the means to plunder the richest beyond the Never Sea. Peter and Jake soon chase after Captain Hook aboard Bucky, as diversion Hook imprison Tinker Bell in a lantern and tosses her overboard forcing Peter Pan to give up the chase to rescue and free Tinker Bell from lantern while Jake was left to deal with Hook.
Tinker Bell reappears in the special "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book", Peter Pan is summoned by Wendy and her brothers to stop Captain Hook from destroying her book of Never Land but Peter is unable to help because he's currently battling a vicious sea beast that has entered Mermaid Lagoon. So Peter asks Tinker Bell to accompany Jake and his crew as they journey to London, England to help Wendy.
Tinker Bell reappears in the episode "Jake's Awesome Surprise", she attends Jake's birthday celebration with Peter Pan and the rest of the pirate teams Never Land friends.
Tinker Bell reappears in the episode "Peter Pan's 100 Treasures!", she and Peter Pan have Captain Jake and the other Never Land captains compete in a scavenger hunt.
Tinker Bell makes a brief reappears in the episode"Captain Jake's Pirate Power Crew!",She is seen delivering the Pirate Power Bandanas and note from Peter Pan to Jake and his crew.
Tinker Bell reappears in the episode "Captain Hook's Last Stand!", She and Peter Pan have returned from there travels to the Lands beyond the Never Sea where they are greeted by Jake, his crew and the Darling siblings hosting a welcome back party on the beach for them. Peter shows his friends the various treasures from his travels and warns his friends of the danger of one, the Doom Stone that has the power to turn anyone into stone and gradually turn its user evil and into stone. Tinker Bell accompanies Peter and his friends as they hide the Doom Stone within Hangman's Tree unaware that Captain Hook has overheard the power of the Doom Stone and manages to sneak into Hangman's Tree steal the Doom Stone from underneath Peter's watch, turning the boy who never grew up to stone. Tinkerbell aids Jake, his crew and the Darling siblings get the petrified Peter to the safety of Tiki Forest. Tinker Bell also knew of away to restore Peter back to normal by pointing to the acorn Wendy was given by Peter in there first meeting mistaking the fairy's words for growing the acorn. Tink later accompanies Michael, Cubby and Skully to recover the magical mud of Green Grove Gulch. Unaware that they were being spied on by Sharky and Bones in hopes of locating the petrified Peter Pan for Captain Hook. Once Hook arrives he devised a plan to to force the young hero's to reveal Peter's location by provoking a wild bear from his slumber to attack them. But much to the surprise of Cubby, Skully and Tinker Bell when they are confronted by the bear that Michael was able to clam and befriend the bear allowing the group to safely retrieve the magical mud to help Peter. It was latter revealed that Tink was referring to a kiss to restore Peter back to normal, as she tries to kiss Peter, Jake comments Wendy should be the one to do it much to the dismay of Tinker Bell.
Tinker Bell appears in the online game "Jake's Lost Story Quest." Like in the Battle of The Book,Tinker Bell to accompany Jake and his crew as they journey to London, to help Wendy and her brothers.She can be seen amongst playable characters.Tink is also featured in one of the random mini games and has two pages that can be found.
Tinker Bell is briefly mentioned in the application "Jake's Treasure Trek." Jake is task with a quest to locate Tink's magical lantern which is hidden somewhere on Never Land before Captain Hook can get his hooks on it.
Theme parks and other live appearances
Disney Junior Live-Pirate & Princess Adventure Tour
Tinker Bell makes appearance in the live musical stage show as magical ball of light.She is summon by the audience clapping so she can assist Izzy,Cubby and Skully light a lantern to summon Peter Pan so he can free Jake from the cadge atop of the Jolly Roger's crows nest.
- "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake's Never Land Rescue"(first appearance)
- "Peter Pan's 100 Treasures!"
- "Night of the Stonewolf" (mentioned only)
- "Captain Jake's Pirate Power Crew!"
- "Captain Hook's Last Stand!"
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- It was revealed that Tinker Bell wasn't among the fairies when Izzy received her Pixie Dust as Izzy claims in Jake's Never Land Rescue she always dreamed of meeting her.
- Tinker Bell waving the screen with pixie dust to the screen at the end of the episode "Jake's Never Land Rescue" to the song by Sharky and Bones in live-action form is a reference to the Disney Anthology series.
- The only non-fairy characters known to understand Tinker Bell completely are Peter Pan and Captain Hook, though Jake and his crew understand her to a degree.
- Mae Whitman provided Tinker Bell various vocal effects but was uncredited in Jake's Never Land Rescue.She would not reprise the role for Tink's other appearances in the series.