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Orizaba is an evil sassy moth fairy who appears in the Elena of Avalor episode, "The Scepter of Light". To most people, she was believed to be just a children's tale while some, like Armando, knew she was real.


Orizaba is a moth fairy, a nocturnal magical creature. Tired of being forced to live in the shadows, she aims to create a land of an eternal night for her and the other nocturnal creatures. Centuries later, her existence was forgotten and she became nothing more than a fairy tale.


Orizaba is a sassy, confident fairy with a light-hearted, playful attitude and a stubborn streak. What truly makes her a villain is her selfishness. She believes never-ending night is a gift and refuses to see such a thing that would eventually destroy all life on Earth. She isn't truly evil; she only wishes to liberate all night-time animals from hiding among the shadows. Yet this empathy does not extend to the creatures of the day and this, along with her ambitiousness can make her dangerous. She will even hurt an innocent child to get what she wants.


As a fairy, Orizaba is a magical being with a host of supernatural powers. Orizaba has vast dark magic that draws its strength from darkness and shadow. Her magic appears as a cloud or mist of purple. She can summon giant, magenta moths, deflect arrows, move objects and people, muffle sound and destroy rocks. It is implied that her magic is more powerful than the magic of the noblins, Fiero, and even Shuriki.

Her wings grant her the ability to fly with great speed and agility. She can levitate and doesn't need to keep flapping her wings to stay in the air. She has an affinity for all creatures of the night and they will come when she calls and obey her wishes. Orizaba is likely immortal as she has been around for thousands of years but has remained young. This would certainly explain her great powers.


Since the source of Orizaba's strength is the Powers of Darkness, the moth fairy's greatest weakness is light. When she is bathed in the light of any kind she gets weaker until she is forced to return to the Spirit World, which is why she always had to return to the Spirit World after the eclipse ended.

Role in the series

Long ago, Orizaba tried to bring total darkness to the Kingdom of Avalor until a Maruvian wizard stopped her and sent her to the spirit world. But Orizaba found a way to return to Avalor every solar eclipse so she could fulfill her dark plans.

Orizaba first appears during the eclipse. She goes in search of the Maruvian Temples to find the Eye of Midnight, a gem that has Powers of Darkness so strong it can fulfill her plans to unleash eternal night. Mateo and Elena go after her. Elena tries to stop her with the Scepter of Light but it only helps Orizaba find the Eye of Midnight. Orizaba uses the Eye of Midnight to freeze the eclipse. However, Elena appears again and uses the Scepter of Light's Powers of Light to overpower her. Elena is temporary thwarted when Gabe pulls the Royal Coach in front of her and gives her some shade by mistake. This enables her to take Isabel hostage only to have this enable Elena to finally defeat her with the Scepter and send her back to the Spirit World.

In "Spirit Monkey Business", it is said that she lives on the Bad Spirit Branch and is known to hold a grudge on others.

Orizaba returns in "Finding Zuzo", seeking revenge on Zuzo and Elena for her previous defeat, kidnapping Zuzo and threatening to send him to oblivion unless he hands over his stripes that allow him to travel to Avalor so she can use them to go back there and get revenge on Elena for the damage wrought on her wings by the Scepter of Light.

However, Orizaba soon discovers Elena having come to save Zuzo and manages to capture her as well but Bobo and Cacahuate, after putting aside their rivalry, are able to beat Orizaba and rescue Elena and Zuzo.

In "Coronation Day", she is a member of Ash Delgado's olaball team, still seeking revenge against Elena and Bobo. However, she is disappointed at the revelation Ash is the one who stays in the Spirit World for winning, and agrees with Zopilote that she is a disappointment.




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