|A mischievous Imp|
|Fairy Tale||Imps are in many fairytales.|
Issle Widget the Imp who lives in the Dark Forest, likes to play pranks and although imp pranks are meant to be harmless fun, they can still be upsetting and harmful. Imps are known to lead travellers astray in places where they are not familiar, and this is the prank he helped Faybelle Thorn to perform on Ashlynn, Poppy, Cupid and Blondie, leading them away from the Forest Fest and into Biggle Waggle's Bog.
Issle is often mischievous rather than evil or harmful and his behavior as an imp can be wild and uncontrollable, which is much the same as fairies, as both share the same sense of free spirit and enjoyment of all things fun. However, both creatures are fond of pranks and misleading people.
Imps are often shown as small and not very attractive creatures and Issle is small and unattractive. Issle has long pale green root like hair, brown eyes and wears a tree-stump type dungarees with no shoes or t-shirt. He has large feet and hands and a long shaped face.
Widget is a small part of something else and Issle is a small part of a tree and he is bound in a stump. The Old English noun impa (Imp) meant a young shoot of a plant or tree, and later came to mean the descendant of a noble house, or a child in general.
Nothing is known about Issle's family at present.
As imps wish to attract friendship, Issle helped Faybelle in the hope of them becoming friends, and although Issle was successful, his imp nature showed that he was pleased when Faybelle's prank goes wrong.
Imps can be "bound" or contained in some sort of object and Issle's power is that he can turn into a tree stump.
- An imp is a lesser goblin. Imps are lonely little creatures in search of human attention and they often use jokes and pranks as a means of attracting human friendship.
- Issle and Faybelle Thorn are the ones who trick the girls into going to Biggle Waggle's bog, but the girls think that Issle is leading them to the Forest Fest.