"Clap to save Mother Dove! Clap for Neverland! Clap for fairies! Clap! Clap!"
-Prilla encourages human children to clap
Prilla caused quite a stir because she was the only fairy who didn't know what her talent was upon arrival. Though she was somewhat unsure of herself (which might have had something to do with not knowing her talent!) she's a good-humored fairy who always has the best intentions. She is one of the few fairies who doesn't mind Vidia's attitude.
Her talent is mainland-visiting-clapping, and she "blinks" to the Mainland (our world) whenever a fairy is in danger of dying to encourage children who still believe in fairies to clap their hands and prevent the demise. A fairy dies when the child who created him or her (by laughing for the first time) stops believing in fairies. Prilla's talent was initially obscure, but was discovered in Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg when it was evident that she could "blink" to the mainland easily, which the other fairies cannot do. Another aspect of Prilla's talent is that she uses human titles and idioms (for example, addresses others as "Miss" or apologizes by saying "I'm sorry" rather than "I'd fly backward if I could"), which allows her to communicate better with human children.
Upon her arrival, most fairies thought she was incomplete because she didn't immediately know her talent. In fact, the opposite is true. When her human laughed for the first time, some of Sara stuck to the laugh, so Prilla's human-like mannerisms and talent may came from the part of Sara that stuck to the laugh.
In the booksWhen Prilla arrives in Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, many of the fairies thought she was incomplete because she didn't know her talent. Tinker Bell helped show her around Pixie Hollow, while Prilla looked for a talent where ever they went. She slept through most of the hurricane, but landed on the beach later close to Mother Dove. Queen Clarion and Mother Dove selected her, Rani, and Vidia to go on the quest for the egg. She distracted Captain Hook while the others took his cigar holder, helped with the golden hawk, and had to cut off Rani's wings so they could get a mermaid comb. Her and the others then took the objects to Kyto to save the egg. When, Kyto had contaminated the egg she got clumsy children to clap to save it, discovering her talent.
In Vidia and the Fairy Crown, Prilla didn't believe that Vidia had taken the crown so she decided to help her clear her name. They first went to the Queen's chambers to question the Queen's helper fairies, than to Aidan, when they learn of the mix up. Twire is next, then Lympia after news of Twire accidentally sending the crown to the Laundry Room. Than Nora, who had mistaken it to be a replica crown. Together with Dupe, they try on all the crowns until Vidia had found the real one. Vidia has them all be witnesses and clears her name, she thanks Prilla in her own special way.
During the flooding of Fairy Haven, Prilla flashed back and forth to the Mainland trying to stop the flood by getting clumsy children to clap in Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand. She also wished for Sara Quirtle to be complete, it was the only wish that wasn't reversed. Later, she helped Tinker Bell and Beck find Rani-bat in a cave.
She helped find the tiffen boys that had set Kyto free in Fairies and the Quest for Never Land. Close to the end she went with the other fairies to capture Kyto, so she could get children to clap for them if they needed her too. At the end she went to visit Gwendolyn and brought her gifts from the other fairies.
Prilla is seen in Four Clues for Rani, when Queen Clarion announces the Fairy Treasure Hunt asking what it is. She teamed up with Tinker Bell for the treasure hunt, neither knowing that Rani didn't have a partner yet. Later she and Tink were tricked like the rest of the fairies by the Lost Boys and Peter Pan. Prilla is coming to Tink's House.
Prilla has the Gift, because she is shown talking to humans many times.
- Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
- The Trouble with Tink
- Vidia and the Fairy Crown
- Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand
- Fairies and the Quest for Never Land
- Fira and the Full Moon
- Prilla and the Butterfly Lie
- Dulcie's Taste of Magic
- Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse
- Four Clues for Rani
- Prilla's Talent
- A Game of Hide-and-Seek
- The Fairy Berry Bake-Off
- Prilla's Talent
- Tinker Bell and the Wings of Rani
- Vidia and the Fairy Crown (manga)