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Spring Sprite

The Spring Sprite is a character from Disney's 1999-2000 film Fantasia 2000, the sequel to the 1940 film Fantasia, appearing in the Firebird Suite sequence. In the film, she is born from a magical elk and gives life after the winter until she accidentally releases the Firebird, a destructive volcanic bird that chases her down and kills her along with the entire forest. The elk revives her and finds from her tears that she can start over and restores the forest and spring.

Appearances

Fantasia 2000

The Sprite first appears in the sequence where snowmelt drips down in a hidden pool. In the form of a Water Sprite, she merges from the pool to meet the Elk and he leads her out of the hidden alcove and she gets to work, her body turning green and melting the snow away for the coming of the Spring season, covering the forest in fresh foliage. Going up a nearby mountain though, her abilities aren't following her up the slope. Curious as to what's going on, she looks inside the massive crater of the mountain at a small volcanic stone. Touching the stone, it awakens the Firebird, who rises from the ash, smoke and magma to attack the Sprite and destroy the forest. Running for dear life from the flames and lava flows, the Firebird eventually chases her up a tree where the monster rises up for one final attack. Cutting to the aftermath where the landscape has turned grey and ash-covered, the Elk finds a burnt out and grey Sprite, in ash form. The Elk helps her up and gives her a ride on his antlers as the Sprite cries from the destruction she unleashed. Soon she realizes her tears are healing the land and takes back to the sky in a Rain form, bringing a healing shower down upon the valley. Continuing her work, she bring the plant life back to the forest, restoring the trees and finally covering the volcano in a fresh layer of grass, her confidence fully restored.

Role in the series

The Spring Sprite is an ally to SpongeBob and his friends in their efforts to defeat Chernabog and his dragon, Malefor. In the series, she is the same as she was in Fantasia 2000, being silent and curious. But now, she goes into mood swings occasionally, and after dealing with the Firebird, became shy in front of strangers and is looked after by the Elk. She actually met the Shell Lodge by accident between the events of Spongebob and Friends Meet Mulan 2 and SpongeBob and Friends in A Bug's Life while they were hiding from the controversy that followed, and got along curiously with them, not even knowing that they were the famous Shell Lodge. When she did find out, she had an enthusiastic moment and hung out with them for 2 days until the Lodge took off and said goodbye. After meeting her, the Lodge found out from Ignitus that she was an ally to the High Council who, ever since she had to deal with the damage done by the Firebird, has decided that she protect her own land to prevent any villains from unleashing the Firebird again. She mainly deals with Mirage who constantly tries to free the Firebird. Ever since, the Lodgers go to visit her on the rarest of occasions. In Deadpool's Little Visit, she shows she's no longer afraid of the Firebird and briefly sacrifices herself to help the Lodgers.

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