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Race goblin
Gender mixed

The goblins are greedy, green creatures who are Jack Frost's servants. They are the main antagonists alongside their leader. They live at Goblin Grotto, a big village a while from Jack Frost's castle, although, some goblins stay at the Ice Castle to act as servants.

Serving Jack Frost


They cause tons of mischief and trouble. They used to be small and tiny in the early books, but later on they were changed so they are the size of an average child. The goblins will do anything to keep the fairies' magical objects from being returned to Fairyland and back to their Master's castle. They are dim-witted and usually do whatever Jack Frost wants, but sometimes they only care about having fun. They often have trouble solving problems and that makes it easy to trick them. At times, goblins' feelings emerge and the girls sympathise for them, such as the time when the girls ruined a goblin's wig and he got upset.


The Goblins in Selena the Sleepover Fairy


The goblins have green skin, beady eyes, long noses and bony heads with sharp ears. They usually wear ragged skirts but in some of the books, they have disguises to fool the girls. They often fail as the girls recognize their big feet and noses. Female goblins, such as Jilly Chilly or the goblin in Charlotte the Baby Princess Fairy, wear lipstick and have visible hair.
Female goblin

A female goblin with goblin babies


Young goblin boys


Goblins are ususlly identified by their appearance, such as a wart on their nose or their skinniness or fatness. Some goblins have been named. These include:

  • Princess Goblina
  • Gobby
  • Newton, Edison and Leonardo (names of famous inventors or scientists, ironically chosen to suit the goblins' unintelligence)
  • Tall Pimply Goblib

Powers and abilities:

In the Rainbow Fairies series, the goblins' presence made the air around them cold. This froze over a pond that Sky the Blue Fairy was trapped in, almost causing her to fade away.

In the Weather Fairies series, Jack Frost cast a spell to have them the same size as the girls, but they still managed to get the Weather Feathers away from them.

In the Music Fairies series, Jack Frost made them little boy-sized and flesh coloured so as to blend in with humans in the human world, but Kirsty and Rachel can still tell they were goblins because of their big feet and noses.

In the Dance Fairies, they had the power to freeze people by touching them and saying "freeze".

In the Petal Fairies, the goblins had a ice wand to prevent the girls and the fairies from retrieving the magic petals back.

In the whole franchise, goblins are known to use the magic objects to benefit themselves rather than guard them for Jack Frost. Any object they guard, they can use for themselves, such as the time Gobby nearly joined A-OK due to Adele the Singing Coach Fairy's object, or becoming great artists whilst using Annabelle the Drawing Fairy's object.

Return to Rainspell Island

In the series of Rainbow Magic books, there are multiple goblins. But in the DVD Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island, there are only three goblins who attempt to become Jack Frost's favourites over his snowman army. On the movie, the three goblins names are Edison, Leonado, and Newton. Their voices are played by Tim Whitnall, Keith Wickham, and Paul Keating. 

Do you like the goblins?

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