The average Never fairy stands at five inches tall (12.7 cm). Fairies can appear to be of any ethnicity in both the movies and books, although they usually have button noses and slanted eyes. In the films, however, it appears that some features and talents may be more likely to go together: for example, all ice-talent fairies.
Each fairy has a talent - that is, a skill (whether magic or mundane) that he or she is born with the ability and knowledge to perform. Never fairies use their talents to contribute to their communal society in both continuities, and in the movies, bring seasons to the Mainland.