"Thistle says that if you really believe in fairies, there's something that'll make you innocent again so you can see them."
Kate to the sisters.[src]

Thistle is a fairy princess in an enchanted kingdom in the Magical Realms. She was taken away by a group of trolls, who wanted the king to surrender his kingdom, but was then rescued by a girl named Kate.


Thistle and Kate became friends through this experience and Kate kept her safe in a locked box ever since. When Prue and Phoebe Halliwell asked to see Thistle, Kate opened the box to let them see her. Unfortunately, she was invisible to them, and Thistle had Kate sprinkle them with fairy dust to give them the sight while also making them act like children.

When the trolls found the key to open her box, she was taken back by the trolls along with Kate, who was turned into a fairy. The trolls then trapped Thistle and Kate in a cage above a bonfire to burn them. After the Charmed Ones found the trolls' lair, both Thistle and Kate were rescued from the trolls once and for all. Thistle then turned Kate back into a mortal and returned home to her kingdom.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers
Other Powers
  • Invisibility: The ability to be invisible to the naked eye. Fairies are naturally invisible to mortals, and only supernatural beings and children who retain their innocence can see them.
  • Fairy Dust: Fairies sprinkle magical dust to do enchanting things, such as turning people into fairies or make them innocent again.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Scout Taylor-Compton is only credited as "Thistle" in "Once Upon a Time". In all other episodes, she is credited as "Fairy", meaning that she portrayed a different character in those episodes.
    • After "Sword and the City", every female fairy who appears on the show is an exact duplicate of Thistle, though they are all listed as "Fairy".
  • Thistle is the only fairy with a name.


Thistle appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.