Winx Club [2006-2007] Season 3. 26 Episodes

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There is a good argument for Tecna being the bravest of the Winx girls. Kind of like how Bumblebee was the bravest of the Autobots in the original Transformers show (for the 3 of you who will remember THAT).

There is a good argument for Tecna being the bravest of the Winx girls. Kind of like how Bumblebee was the bravest of the Autobots in the original Transformers (for the 3 of you who remember THAT).

After an entertaining but slightly disappointing season 2, Winx Club hits its stride in a big way for season 3.  The characters are a couple years older now, as are the viewers since season 1.  Perhaps this emboldened talented creator Iginio Straffi to go with more mature drama and subtler characters.  One  major key used to add that drama was cleverly tied to the third season’s magic power upgrade, enchantix.

In season 1 lead fairy Bloom gained her fairy powers.  In season 2 all six Winx Club fairies gained their marginally interesting charmix power add-on.  However season 3’s enchantix formed a whole new costume and higher order of power.  The drama was weaved in by only granting these powers after an act of sacrificial heroics.  This insured that there would be at least six cutom tailored dramatic scenes involving the upgrades.

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"Uh, where's my outfit?"

For example, Stella dove in front of her father to save him.  In that tense moment she gained her enchantix and kicked some serious butt.  Additionally in one of the season’s most dramatic events, Tecna achieved her enchantix and seemingly sacrificed herself to seal the icy Omega Dimension prison.  If you were not moved by Musa’s realization and scream of anguish for her lost friend, change the channel and watch the news.

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"I'm the kind of bad guy you love to hate... or just love.  Heh heh."

Baltor: "I'm the kind of bad guy you love to hate... or just love. Heh heh." Narcissism anyone?

Season 3 also introduced a new kind of master villain for Winx Club.  The suave, roguishly handsome Baltor eclipsed season 2’s Lord Darkar in power and scope of his evil designs.  He was conniving, arrogant and well voiced.  When faced with fighting half the original famed Company of Light (veteran headmasters Faragonda. Griffin, and Saladin) he instead tricked them into fighting each other.  Dastardly coward.

The season was very arc-driven, and episodes sometimes ended in cliffhangers.  The one where a disfigured Stella is thrown out of a high window was especially dramatic.  Winx Club restored to prominence its foundational arc revolving around Bloom’s search for her biological parents.  While it was not resolved, it was moved forward and Bloom learned much about herself and her family history.

Faragonda and Baltor have a no-holding-back 1 on 1 battle of the heavy hitters. It ends with a tremendous nuclear type blast.  It was an awesome and fun battle to behold.

Faragonda and Baltor have a no-holds-barred 1 on 1 duel of the heavy hitters. It ends with a tremendous nuclear-like blast. It was an awesome and fun battle to behold.

The boys got better story treatment than they did in season 2.  One major arc revolves around the Baltor-aggravated political and romantic battle for power involving Prince Sky, Bloom, and Diaspro.  The latter was a non-Alfea trained fairy with a potent and interesting gem based power set.  She was a fine example of the quality character designs that went into season 3.

Diaspro's ring of gems style of magic battling added dimension to the Winx Club combat (and of course was ironic considering Diaspro's personality).

Diaspro's ring of gems style of magic battling added dimension to Winx Club combat (and of course was quite fitting considering Diaspro's personality).

Baltor uses the original three bad witches as his goons (like Darkar before him).  That seems to be their role in life.  The introduction between them was fun and interesting as they escaped the fearsome Omega Dimension together.  Baltor holds up as an imposing and nigh unbeatable villain until the last few episodes where he has a few uncharacteristic breakdowns.  I did not find them a fitting way for him to express his desperation.

After three years, you are finally on the doorstep of finding Blooms parents, leaders in the legendary Company of Light.

After three years, you are finally on the doorstep of finding Bloom's parents Oritel & Miriam, leaders in the legendary Company of Light. The season ends with their magical image in the night sky.

I believe they thought season 3 would be their last, although Iginio Straffi knew they were making a movie.  Bloom does not find her parents by the end, but after Baltor’s defeat the season ends on a hopeful note.  She is finally ready to mount a rescue.  Winx Club season 3 although “girlie” may surprise those who normally do not watch that kind of show.  The drama, friendship and good versus evil elements have broad appeal.

This picture does not have anything specifically to do with season 3, but it's cool.

Tecna: This picture does not have anything specifically to do with season 3, but it's cool.

Check out our other Winx Club takes:

Winx Club Season 1 – (The Trix)

Winx Club Season 2 – (Darkar)

Winx Club Season 3 – (Baltor/Valtor)

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom

Winx Club Season 4 – The Black Circle (part 1)

Winx Club Season 4 – The Black Circle (part 2)

Winx Club 3D: Magica Avventura

Also By Iginio Straffi:

Huntik: Secrets & Seekers Season 1

Check out related takes:

W.I.T.C.H. Season One

W.I.T.C.H. Season TWO

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48 thoughts on “Winx Club [2006-2007] Season 3. 26 Episodes

  1. mie imi plac in ordinea:bloom flora stelle musa tecna layla. [I like in order: Bloom Flora Musa Tecna Layla Stella.]

  2. привет я из расии я музу люблю и тюн , я всех люблю из wihx. Translation: Hi I’m from Russia. I love Musa and [Tecna?]. I love all of winx.

  3. Milica Markovic wrote in from Serbia. She appreciates all the pictures and the season 4 take. She takes art classes at school.

    Winx can indeed inspire one to draw or express themselves creatively.

  4. ablamla ve sizi çok seviyoruz ve size hayranız her şeylerimiz wlnxil size minnettarız

    Translation:
    We love you, and my sister and I and all our fellow fans are grateful you for Winx.

  5. Ładne macie zdjęcia!! tylko dlaczego tylko chłopacy?!! np.strażnik wody!! a nie stella!!

    Translation of Ola from Poland: “You have nice pictures! But why only… water … not Stella?”

    • Thanks Ola. The translator did not work completely, but we got the idea. You like Stella and want more of her. Well, there is a nice picture of her in Winx Season 1 and Season 4 part 1. We here in the Fortress have to admit that she is not our favorite Winx girl, especially the way she is acting in the first half of season 4.

      Polish:
      Dzięki Ola. Tłumacz nie działa zupełnie, ale wpadliśmy na pomysł. Lubisz Stella i chcę więcej o niej. Cóż, jest ładne zdjęcie jej w Winx Season 1 and Season 4 część 1. My tu w zamku trzeba przyznać, że nie jest naszym ulubionym dziewczyny Winx, zwłaszcza jak ona działa w pierwszej połowie sezonu 4.

  6. Hi my name is Alice and I really like mst of the WINX, especially Bloom. She has the same hair color as I and behaves like me. I would like to greet you and even say that I like Bloom and I wish her luck with Sky.

    And one more thing Bloom, go with your heart. It will advise you how you behave in difficult situations and help you also with what you wish. Bye, Alice in Dębnicy Kashubian. Wiek.11lat
    date of March 11 2010. my birthday I am from Poland.

    • Miło cię poznać. We say that to all our Polish viewers.

      Yes Alice, we hope Bloom gets her heart’s desire. We hope she thinks things through carefully, and does not do anything rash in the heat of emotion.

  7. kocham winx kocham winx i uwielbiam podoba mi sie leyla

    Translation:

    “Winx love. I love Layla.”

      • I see the appeal! Layla rocks! Except everyone hates Amentia. 😦 😦
        Everyone is like, I KIND OF like her.

        Widzę odwołania! Layla jest najlepszy! Chyba każdy lubi Amentia. 😦 😦

        Każdy człowiek jest jak, I tak jakby jej.

  8. From Germany:

    Hi my name is sina:) winx’s not good for me, winx girls are beautiful but are not genuine.

  9. i love winx ,its soooooooooooo cool and amazing !especially bloom and flora ,they’re so beautiful!!!!!! :):):):):)

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