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The Heart and the Sword is the ninth episode of the third season of Winx Club.


Upon discovering the royal matrimony between Sky and Diaspro is about to commence, the Winx (minus Aisha and Tecna) and Riven go to Eraklyon to get some answers about Sky's sudden betrayal. While the Winx flee from the Eraklyon guards, Sky corners his former friends in the armor room and attacks. It is then that the Winx realize that he has been branded with Valtor's mark; Stella uses her new Enchantix powers to free Sky from the spell.


Bloom is devastated about Sky's sudden change. The Winx, the pixies, and Kiko try to cheer her up by setting up a surprise breakfast picnic.

The parents of many students talk to Faragonda, expressing their concerns about Bloom's presence at Alfea. With the recent events, and the connection to Valtor, Faragonda is asked to remove Bloom. Faragonda then calls for a school meeting and announces to the school that there was a danger presence, and it was tied to Bloom. Faragonda decides to keep Bloom at Alfea, but Bloom decides to leave to take a break and go home, to Gardenia.

Sky announces his engagement with Diaspro. Brandon is shocked, as he was present during the announcement. Stella hears about this and goes to Gardenia and tells Bloom. Bloom comes back to Magix. She, Stella, Flora and Musa decide to go to Eraklyon and talk to Sky. Aisha is on Andros and Tecna decides to stay back at Alfea, so she can let the Winx back in to the school through the barrier.

Riven takes the girls to Eraklyon. He shows a lot of negativity, stating what if Sky didn't want to see them. Musa gets very angry at Riven. Riven distracts the guards when they land in Eraklyon, and the girls are able to get into the castle. The Winx find Sky and Bloom tries to talk and get answers as to why he did what he did at the party. Sky tells them to get out.

Diaspro, who had been evacuated due to a ship landing, comes back fuming at the guards and walks in only to see Bloom trying to talk to Sky. Bloom says that they wanted to congratulate them on their engagement.  Diaspro is angry and tells the guards to go after them. The Winx run. Brandon catches Stella and tell her and the Winx what happened to him. He covers the Winx as they run off.

Sky then corners them in a room of armor and tells them that it won't be easy getting out of the castle. Stella transforms into her Enchantix form and tries to fight Sky. He then attacks the others. Bloom blasts him and says that she doesn't want to fight him but to talk to him. He then goes to attack her but Stella attacks and knocks him into some armor.  A piece of armor cuts Sky's clothes, and reveals the mark of Valtor. The other Winx transform and realize that only a spell could make him act the way he did and that only Diaspro could have put him under the spell. Musa tells the others that they can't fight him but that they need to break the spell with their Fairy Dust. With the help of Stella's Fairy Dust, she was able to remove the spell.

On the way back, Bloom is worried that Sky's spell was not removed, while Stella was worried that Brandon would be hurt and felt bad that they left him behind.

Digit sets the Field Distortion Device, creating a hole in Alfea's protective shield that will last for thirty seconds. All the girls make it through but are caught by Griselda.

When they come back to their room, Aisha is seen crying. Her parents have announced that she will marry a man that they chose, because of a tradition, and she will marry to a man named Nabu.

Major Events



Spells Used







  • In the 4Kids dub, Rachael Lillis is the voice of Vanessa in this episode standing in for Kayzie Rogers.
  • This episode features the final appearance of Brandon and Sky until the episode Revenge.
  • This episode is Diaspro's last appearance in Season 3 after being banished from Eraklyon.
  • For continuity, Bloom's mom reminds her of how Darkar placed a dark spell on Bloom herself and Sky saved her.
  • This is the first time a Winx's Fairy Dust is used, it's also the first time Stella uses her own Fairy Dust.
  • This is when Aisha's arranged marriage to Nabu is first brought up, even though Nabu's name is only mentioned


  • In Cinélume version, after Stella and Tecna were watching the marriage announcement by Sky, Stella mistakenly said "Stella's my best friend" instead of Bloom.
  • As Disapro is scolding the Eraklyon guards, her dress reveals her midriff.
  • When Musa notices Valtor's mark is no longer on Sky, Bloom's glove is missing.
  • In the last scene where Griselda catches the Winx red-handed, Musa's wings are gone.


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It's gonna be so sad for Bloom, she was was brokenhearted already! But it's better if she hears it from me than from some inter-realm gossip column!
You'll get outta it right now!
Hey, hothead! Sit back down!