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Nabu

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Voiced By:

Tod Fenell(Rai)

First Appearance

Day at the Museum/Valtor's Box(under the alias of 'Ophir')

Age at First Appearance

unknown

Birthday

unknown

Origin

Andros(Realm of Tides in 4kids)

Powers, Abilities, and Weapons

Wizard

Associated Pet

None

Relationships

Layla(engaged)

Nabu is a character from the Winx Club series. His first appearance was Day at the Museum. He was Layla's love interest.
Ep 20 Layla and Nabu

Nabu and Layla


Personality Profile

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Nabu's robes when he is first seen

Nabu is a muscular wizard from Andros. It is known that he is from the richest family on Andros and that he had an isolated childhood similar to Layla's, and that he spent most of his time learning battle tricks from his security guards. It is also known that he has studied a lot of different magic spells on Andros. When a marriage was arranged between him and Layla, he initially didn't want to marry her and ran away from home. He decided he wanted to find out what Layla was really like, and so began to secretly keep an eye on the Winx girls for a while.

Season 3

Nabu is first mentioned at the end of episode 9, when Layla sadly reports to her friends that her parents have set up a marriage for her. Nabu first appears at the end of episode 12, where he finally finds Layla.

He later returns in episode 18, where he listens to a conversation between the Winx girls until Stella reveals his hiding spot. Later in the episode, he decides to offer the Winx his assistance in fighting Valtor, who plans to steal a magical item at the museum. Nabu doesn't want to reveal who he really is, so he tells the Winx that his name is Ophir. The Winx let him come along on the mission, even though they are not sure if they can trust him. However, when Valtor threatens Layla, Nabu gets in the way and is captured by Valtor. The Winx are forced to give Valtor the magic box he came to steal in order to save Nabu.

Later, when the Winx went to the Red tower to obtain the water stars, Nabu stowed away on their ship. Layla discovered him, and since the group were not sure if they could trust him or not due to their previous encounter, they put shackles on him. During the mission, Nabu and Layla get to know each other a little better. Nabu helped the Winx fight off the guards of the Red tower, and was the only one who didn't get knocked out. Riven showed up shortly afterwards, and he and Nabu get into a fight due to Riven misinterpreting the situation and mistakenly believing that Nabu was trying to steal Musa from him. Sky and Timmy break up the fight, and the misunderstanding is cleared up. When The Trix later attack the group while the Winx (except Bloom) are inside the crystal labyrinth, Nabu at one point easily defeats Darcy.

After having obtained the water stars, the Winx invited their boyfriends to a dance club and Layla asked Nabu to come along. However, Nabu was forced to leave when his security guards showed up to bring him home. When he meets with Layla again near the end of the episode, he explains the situation and finally reveals his true identity. He tells Layla that he has fallen in love with her, and apologizes for lying to her. Layla and Nabu meet each others' parents, who have realized that they shouldn't have tried to make their kids follow a tradition that went against their wishes. However, they are also pleased that destiny brought them together anyway, but decide that a marriage can wait. The episode ends with the Winx welcoming Nabu into the club.
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Nabu and Layla's First Kiss

In episode 25, Nabu only has a short cameo appearence at the end.

In episode 26, he joins the Winx and Helia on their mission to Andros to save the other specialists from Valtor. When they get there, the group decides to split up in order to save the specialists. While Tecna, Stella, Musa, and Bloom are fighting the elements, Nabu, Layla, Helia and Flora find the real specialists locked up in a prison cell. After freeing the specialists, Layla and Flora go ahead to fight Baltor while Nabu and Helia stay behind with the specialists, catching up with the others later.

After the battle is over, and everyone is celebrating at the lake, Nabu and Layla are shown having their first kiss.

In the movie he is, for a split second, seen dancing with Layla at the celebration party on Domino.

Season 4

He proposes to Layla, in which she accepts. He is often seen talking with Riven, helping him to get Musa back.

When he and the other Specialists show up to help the girls fight the Wizards of the Black Circle in episode 7, it is Nabu who saves Roxy from being absorbed by the black circle using his magic. However, during the fight, Nabu's magic is useless against Ogron.

When Diana shows up in episode 18, Nabu recognizes the sleep inducing pollen she uses to knock out the people in the Frutti Music Bar, and tells the Specialists to hold their breaths for as long as they can. Once Diana has left, Nabu uses his magic to weaken the magical roots she used to tie up the Winx, allowing them to regain their strength and transform. Nabu and the Specialists go to the Gardenia park to confront Diana, but Diana easily takes out most of the Specialists, only Nabu being able to put up a fight due to him being the only one with magical powers. Nabu manages to resist Diana's attacks, but is unable to do anything but watch as Diana and the Amazon fairies kidnap the Specialists and take them away to Diana's kingdom.

When the Winx show up, he is clearly worn out from the fight against Diana, and informs them of what happened. Nabu apologizes for letting the Amazon fairies take the Specialists away, and admits that he's not as powerful as a Major Fairy such as Diana.

When the Ethereal fairies appear in the next episode, Nabu seems to recognize their powerful magic and comments on how awesome it is. He joins the Winx as they go to the Amazons to rescue the Specialists. When the Amazon fairies show up, Nabu asks the Winx to distract them while he goes off to Diana's castle to save the Specialists. It is unclear what exactly happened to him while he was searching for the Specialists, but he was somehow injured and captured by the Amazon fairies.

At the beginning of the next episode, Layla is clearly concerned about Nabu as his condition seems to be worse than the others, and demands to know what Diana did to him. Diana simply chains Nabu and the other Specialists to the wall, and orders the jungle itself to help capture Bloom, Stella and Tecna who had gone off to search for the source of Diana's power.

After they have been captured, and Bloom awakens Sky expresses concern for Nabu as he was the only one who had not yet regained consciousness at that point. Bloom and the other fairies quickly combine their Sophiex powers to break the chains, and Bloom uses her powers to heal Nabu. When the Amazon fairies return, Nabu uses an illusion spell to distract them while the Winx knock out the Amazon fairies, allowing them all to escape the castle.

In episode 24 he makes an attempt to cure Duman's illness after Sibylla's fairies had failed. He realized that the reason they were unable to do anything, was because they didn't know what the cause was. He soon finds out that the cause of the illness was that Duman's magical energy had gotten unstable. However, soon after this discovery, Duman transforms into a monster and attacks the other specialists, and ends up capturing Nabu. Riven ends up chasing down Duman, and manages to save Nabu.
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Layal Embraces Nabu

The specialists end up having to fight Duman, who blurts out Ogron's plan to capture the Earth fairies. Nabu manages to defeat Duman, and he and the other specialists go to warn the fairies, but arrive too late. Nabu decides to close the shadow abyss, despite Layla's warnings. Nabu succeeds in closing the abyss, but uses up all of his energy and passes out shortly afterwards. Layla attempts to use the last gift of destiny to revive him, but Ogron takes it from her and wastes it on a flower. After the final battle with the Black Circle Morgana tells Layla that she will watch over him, untill he wakes up.
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Nabu asleep as Sky Gives him his sceptre

Magic Adventure

He appears in the Second Movie, where he helps the Winx and the Specialists on their way to, and in Havram.

Powers

Nabu is not specialist. He is a wizard from Andros. His weapon of choice is a magic staff which seems to amplify his magical power. His known powers include:

  • Flight - Briefly shown in S3 episode 18 and again in S4 episode 19.
  • Invisibility - Shown in S3 episode 21.
  • Creating illusion copies of himself - Shown in S3 episode 21 when he used it to counter Darcy's illusion trick and again in S4 episode 20 to distract Diana's warrior fairies.
  • Short range teleportation - Shown in S3 episode 22 and again in S4 episode 4.

Trivia

  • Nabu's name was derived from that of the God of Wisdom and Writing and the Patron of the Scribes of Babylonian Mythology, Nabu. He is the son of Marduk, the Supreme God of the Babylonians, his sacred city was at Borsippa and was associated with the planet Mercury, with the reed pen and the clay table as symbol. The Winx Club Nabu probably received his name from the Nabu of Babylonian Mythology because in Ancient times it was usually learned people who were initiated into magic practices, and common people did not have the right to gain access to magic.

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