Fairies are a species that appears in Sonic and the Black Knight. They are a race of magical creatures from the world of Camelot and supposedly this world's equivalent to the Chao. They come in a different variety of colors and the type can be identified by the color of their glow.
In gameplay, fairies appear along the way during the majority of the Missions, usually in clusters. Touching a fairy will grant the player a certain effect depending on its color, such as granting Rings, giving a boost in speed and so forth.
Fairies are very small creatures, not much larger than the size of Sonic's hand. Their body looks like the head of a neutral Chao and they have a pair of wings on each side of their body. They each glow in different colors which can be either yellow, red, blue, turquoise, green, purple or white.
Powers and abilities
Fairies are able to fly in the air using their wings. They also possess magic, which for example can be used to levitate objects.
Types of Fairies
Fairies come in seven differently color-types. Those that can be touched trigger an effect for the player, with the effect depending on their color:
Yellow fairies are the most common, and can appear alone or in clusters. They grant the player a certain amount of Rings when touched, similar to the Super Ring, essentially replacing the Rings in most Missions. The number of Ring they grant range from one, two, five, ten, fifteen and up to thirty Rings, depending on the size of the fairy cluster; the larger the cluster is, the more Rings it grants. After being touched once, the yellow fairies disappear.
Red fairies are fairies that fill up the Soul Gauge with Soul Gauge energy when touched, and can appear alone or in clusters. How much of Soul Energy they grant depends on the size of their cluster; the larger the cluster is, the more of the Soul Gauge it fills. After being touched once, the red fairies disappear.
Turquoise fairies are fairies that function like Dash Panels, and they always appear in clusters. When touching a cluster of turquoise fairies, the playable character is launched down the path the player is facing with a burst of speed. Usually, turquoise fairy clusters are set in rows.
Blue fairies are fairies that function like Springs, and they always appear in clusters. When touching a cluster of blue fairies, the playable character is launched through midair. In gameplay, the player can also home in on the blue fairies with the Homing Dash.
Green fairies, specifically called Hidden Fairies, are rare fairies which always appear alone. Unlike most other fairies, they do not tigger an effect. Instead, they are the primary targets in the "Hide and Seek" missions where the player's objective is to collect a certain number of Hidden Fairies. With the Skill "Hidden Fairy Lock-On", the player can use lock-on on Hidden Fairies during Soul Surges, making them easier to collect. After being touched once, the green fairies disappear.
Purple fairies are fairies whose effect is identical to the Air Launcher, and they always appear in clusters. When touching a cluster of purple fairies, the playable character is suspended within it. The player can then shoot the playable character through the air by swinging the Wii remote when the cluster shrinks down to a certain size. Failing to do so will make the playable character fall out of the cluster.
White fairies appear exclusively in Misty Lake where they fly around in the background. As such, they cannot be interacted with, nor do they grant a special effect.
The colors of the fairies are the same ones as those for the Chaos Emeralds.