Vidia is a fast-flying fairy, Tinker Bell's former rival, the main antagonist of Disney's 2008 film Tinker Bell and later one of the main protagonists in its sequels of the saga. She is voiced by Pamela Adlon.
When all is said and done, Vidia is sly, grouchy, vindictive, and narcissistic, but has a good heart. She tends to use sugary phrases such as "darling" and "dear" in a condescending manner to other fairies. She is said to be the fastest fairy in Pixie Hollow, but her title gets to her head, as she is determined to keep her title and would go to great lengths to achieve this. Not only does she feel she's the best in speed, but the best fairy overall and berates anyone who thinks otherwise. She is incredibly strong-willed and outspoken, much like Tinker Bell, which can also indicate why the two fairies clash many times.
Despite her negative traits, Vidia ultimately has a good heart, most notably seen in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue where she traps Tinker Bell in a fairy-sized house made by a human girl in an attempt to teach Tink a lesson on how dangerous human things can be. When the human girl ends up taking Tink to her home, Vidia puts all of her differences with the tinker aside to rescue her. Upon this adventure, Vidia reforms completely and is shown to be much friendlier with Tink and her friends.
Even so, she still maintains her anti-hero persona as seen in Pixie Hollow Games where she is looking forward to Rosetta embarrassing herself during the competitions, knowing the garden fairy's fear of dirt and mud (which is much unlike the other garden fairies, who only don't want to enter because they never even came close to winning).
Vidia also appears to be an outcast in Pixie Hollow. She is the only fairy in the land to not reside in the home tree. Instead, she resides in a sour plum tree on the outskirts of the land.
When a new fairy arrives in Pixie Hollow, Vidia and the other fairies are present to witness what talent she shall become. The fairy, eventually named Tinker Bell, becomes a tinker-fairy. Vidia scoffs at the tinker-talents, calling them the most useless talent in all of Pixie Hollow. Later on, Tinker Bell attempts to befriend Vidia, but Vidia immediately dislikes her because of her unusually strong talent. During their first meeting, Vidia also learns that Tinker Bell believes she's going to the mainland, though no one informed her that it is only nature-talent fairies that travel to the mainland. In an attempt to witness the fairy embarrass herself, Vidia advises Tink to prove her worth of going to the mainland, prompting Tinker Bell to create an array of inventions to showcase during Queen Clarion's review.
Later on at the review, Vidia witnesses as Tinker Bell's inventions prove to be less than impressive. Vidia watches happily as Queen Clarion informs Tink that tinkers don't go to the mainland as it's only a job for the nature-talents, leaving the tinker downhearted. Because tinkers can't go to the mainland, Tinker Bell decides to change her talent, something that hasn't been done before. During a lesson on how to be an animal fairy, Tinker Bell accidentally attracts the attention of a hawk. Tink hides in Vidia's private hiding spot in a tree hollow. Vidia falls into the hawk's vision and is nearly killed, though the other fairies save her by throwing fruits at the creature, but Vidia is also hit. After the hawk retreats, Vidia lifts herself up but is covered with fruit, proving to be quite embarrassing.
Tink tries to help, but Vidia denies and tells the tinker off. After Tinker Bell fails to learn the other talents, she goes to Vidia for help as a last resort. Vidia craftily tells the tinker that capturing the vicious sprinting thistles would prove her worth. However, once she sees Tinker Bell making progress, she lets the captured thistles loose and, while attempting to recapture them, Tink destroys all the preparations for spring. Tink decides to redeem herself, however, by making good use of her talent and concocting various innovations to help restore all the preparations thrice as fast.
When Vidia witnesses this, she attempts to destroy everyone's sudden hope in the tinker by reminding them that she was the cause of the disaster. Vidia and Tink then get into a heated argument, during which Vidia accidentally reveals her thistle plot in front of Queen Clarion and the others. The Queen punishes the fast-flying fairy by forcing her to gather all the sprinting thistles that Tink unintentionally unleashed upon Pixie Hollow, thus Vidia was never an antagonist again.
Vidia returns to a much smaller role and has no dialogue. She appears briefly during the opening song and at the end of the film where she hides the fact that she's proud that Tinker Bell came through.
During the summertime, Vidia and many other fairies and sparrow men have journeyed to the mainland to attend Fairy Camp. On the first day of camp, in an attempt to keep Tinker Bell away from humans, Vidia reveals the presence of humans near the camp, urging Tink to go out and discover. When she does, Vidia follows after her to make sure she doesn't get into mischief. When Vidia finally convinces Tinker Bell to head back to camp with her, the two stumble upon a small fairy-sized house created by humans. Vidia immediately finds it dangerous, while Tinker Bell heads in to explore. Despite Vidia's constant warnings to exit, Tinker Bell refuses to leave, as she's too busy looking around. To teach Tink a lesson, Vidia uses her wind ability to slam the door shut. Unfortunately, the human girl (Elizabeth Griffiths) who created the house to meet a real fairy, begins to approach Vidia and Tinker Bell, with the latter still inside the house.
Vidia desperately attempts to open the door, but the door is jammed. Vidia then hides in the nearby grass as the human girl takes Tinker Bell back to her home, upon discovering her inside the playhouse. Vidia rushes back to camp and rallies Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank and Bobble to rescue Tink. Because of the rain, however, the fairies are unable to simply fly to Tink's rescue, but Clank and Bobble come up with the idea of building a boat. Once the boat is completed, the fairies make way for the human house. As the adventure progresses, Vidia begins to feel more and more guilty about Tinker Bell's capture, eventually confessing to the others that she slammed the door, causing Tinker Bell to get trapped in the makeshift house. Rosetta, Iridessa, Silvermist and Fawn comfort Vidia about the situation and inform her that it could've been worse without her presence.
With Vidia's guilt now abolished, the fairies move on, with Clank and Bobble finding the house. They sneak inside but are suddenly attacked by the humans' cat, Mr. Twitches. While Rosetta, Fawn, Silvermist, Iridessa, Clank, and Bobble take care of the cat, Vidia heads to Lizzie's room. When Vidia finally reaches the room, Lizzie is in the process of introducing her father, Dr. Griffiths, to Tinker Bell. Vidia silently witnesses this and notices Dr. Griffiths emptying a jar, preparing to capture Tinker Bell. Vidia pushes Tink aside and ends up captured instead. Dr. Griffiths quickly makes his way to London to reveal Vidia to a group of scientists. With the rain still going strong outside, Tinker Bell and the others bestow pixie dust upon Lizzie so that she may fly them to her father.
Once they reach him, Lizzie helps her father notice the dangers of his actions, causing Dr. Griffiths to release Vidia, as he meant no harm to the fairies. As a reward, Tink, Vidia and the others, sprinkle pixie dust on Dr. Griffiths, so he may fly through the London skies alongside his daughter. Later on, Vidia and the others are seen having a picnic with Lizzie and her father. Meanwhile, Vidia and Tink have officially formed a friendship, letting go of the past.
Vidia is first seen attending to her normal duties as a fast-flying fairy, creating a smooth breeze. Later on, Vidia and her friends rush to the doctor after Tinker Bell freezes her wings by purposefully crossing the border to the snow, frozen Winter Woods. The healing-talent fairy ensures that Tinker Bell would be fine, and the friends are able to depart. When outside, Tinker Bell tells her friends that her wings glowed when she crossed over, though she isn't sure why. Vidia and the others don't exactly believe her, so Tink crosses over again. When she does, she learns that when her wings glow, that means her fraternal twin sister, Periwinkle, is near. Tinker Bell and Periwinkle grow a strong and close sisterly bond over the day, and Tink wants Peri to see the rest of Pixie Hollow.
That night, Tinker Bell enlists the help of Vidia and the others to create a snow making machine that will allow Peri to visit. However, Vidia is a bit cynical when she hears Peri's tour will end with meeting Queen Clarion. Tink ensures her that Queen Clarion will rethink the border law upon learning that she and Peri are sisters. Vidia agrees and the machine is complete overnight, and Periwinkle is able to visit. When Vidia and the others meet Periwinkle, Vidia is surprised by the striking similarities she shares with Tinker Bell, but nevertheless welcomes her and warns her that Tinker Bell may be a little tricky to get along with. The tour is short lived however, as the heat begins to shrivel Peri's wings. Tink and Vidia lift Peri back across the border, where they are confronted by Lord Milori, the ruler of the Winter Woods. Milori declares that it is too dangerous for Periwinkle and Tinker Bell to continue seeing each other.
Vidia tries to comfort Tink and take her home, but the tinker refuses to have it end like that. However, Queen Clarion agrees that it's too dangerous, so the two sisters part ways. Later on, the snow machine begins to freeze parts of Pixie Hollow. Vidia and the others are able to destroy it, but the damage its already done threw off the balance of the seasons. If the fairies don't think of something, the Pixie Dust Tree would be destroyed and no fairy would fly again. Periwinkle and the frost fairies use their ability to preserve the Pixie Dust Tree, which proves successful. When Tink reveals that her efforts to bring the frost fairies to Pixie Hollow to save the tree had resulted in her breaking her wing, Vidia is shown as one of those who are genuinely sad over it. However, when Tink's special connection with her sister Perri caused her wing to be healed, Vidia is one of the first to show her joy in joining in the mid-air group-hug, proving that she really does care about Tink. In the end, warm fairies are allowed to cross the border, Tink and Peri lovingly reunite as true sisters, and Vidia sparks quite a friendship with the frost fairy, Spike.
In the special, Vidia represents the fast-flying fairies' with Zephyr as her teammate competing in the games with the animal, water, light, garden, storm, tinker, and other nature-talent fairies. She trains herself by flying faster than the speed of sound itself. Vidia and Zephyr got second place in the finals but during the cart race, they took a shortcut which led their cart to crash, resulting in them being eliminated.
Vidia appears in the fifth Tinker Bell film where she and her friends go after Zarina who has steals the blue pixie dust from Pixie Hollow. Zarina switches her and the other fairies' talents and much to her horror she becomes a Tinker Fairy.
Throughout the film she starts to think and build like a tinker. She builds a boat out of a hatched crocodile egg, a rod and possibly the swords the fairies use to fight the pirates.
Vidia returns in the sixth Tinker Bell film alongside with her fellow fairies.
Vidia goes on the quest to restore Mother Dove's egg with Prilla and Rani in Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg. She is selected by Mother Dove to go, though Queen Clarion officially appoints Rani as leader so Vidia will not take over. While Prilla distracts Captain Hook, Vidia helps Rani take his cigar holder and later plucks the feather from the golden hawk. But when Rani offers to trade her wings to gain a mermaid's comb, she cannot not bring herself to do the job, leaving it up to Prilla instead. After all three objects are gathered, Vidia helps take them to Kyto.
When Queen Clarion's crown goes missing in Vidia and the Fairy Crown, Tinker Bell accuses her of taking it. All the other fairies believe it too, except Prilla. Queen Clarion sets her court date to be the next morning and Prilla and Vidia set out to clear her name. They investigated and questioned anyone who had handled the crown, eventually discovering that Nora had mistaken it for a replica crown party favor and put it with the other replicas. Together with Dupe, they try on all the crowns until Vidia finds the real one. Vidia makes all of the fairies she questioned stand as witnesses, clearing her name.
When Vidia will not go after the wand in Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand, Mother Dove locks her in Rani's room. She eventually breaks free and takes the wand and wishes to be able to fly as fast as she wanted. But because there is no longer any challenge in trying to fly as fast as she could, it is no longer enjoyable. Thus, her wish, as Mother Dove had predicted, "broke her heart." The wish is later reversed and her speed is brought back to normal.
She falls in love with Kyto in Fairies and the Quest for Never Land. She appears to be on his side, but is still loyal to the fairies. At the end, she helps Gwendolyn distract Kyto while the other fairies capture him.
She appears in Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse, when she falls in the water and Silvermist saves her, making her stuck at the fairy picnic. Later, she tries to upset Silvermist many times about the white ladybug curse. However, she does wake Silvermist up for the waterball tournament, showing a bit of kindness. Silvermist gets a bulls-eye when Vidia calls her a coward.
In Four Clues for Rani, she pairs up with Dulcie for the Fairy Treasure Hunt. She makes a bet with Rani that if she wins, Rani has to be her servant and vice versa. Rani and Ronan later hear her at Echo Cavern, screaming at Dulcie that she doesn't want another muffin. Vidia loses the bet, having been tricked by Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and seems less than happy about being Rani's servant.
Vidia appears alongside her Pixie pals at Disneyland's Pixie Hollow. She flew in on August 26th, 2010 to promote the release of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. A topiary of Vidia is also featured during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in the spring.
- Vidia's hairstyle is similar to Megara's hairstyle in Hercules, albeit in a darker color.
- Before officially being cast as the voice of Vidia, Pamela Aldon provided scratch voice over work for a few years for the character.
- Vidia is one of the only three fairies made specifically for the Disney Fairies franchise to originate from the books to became a major character in the films, the other two being Terence and Queen Clarion.
- According to Gail Carson Levine's official blog, when being proposed by Disney to write Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, the name suggested to use for the character was actually "Invidia"; however, she did not like the name, thinking it was too depressing, so the name ended up being butchered to just "Vidia".
- She actually cares for Tinker Bell's well-being, though she'll rarely admit it.
- Vidia shares many similarities with Iago from Aladdin.
- Both performed in villainous activities in their first film, but reformed in one of the sequels.
- Both retained their anti-hero persona, despite their ultimate reformations.
- Both went to great lengths to rescue their former enemies, and nearly died trying.
- Both Vidia and Iago's own guilt on causing the protagonist misfortune, ultimately causes them to reform.
- Both were highly disliked by the protagonists, before their change in heart and redemption.
- On a minor standard, both can fly.
- She is barefoot in the graphic novels.