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For other versions of this character, see Wendy Darling (disambiguation).

"You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls."
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
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Wendy Moira Angela Darling is the cute, sweet and very beautiful female protagonist of Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, and in most adaptations in other media.


Wendy belonged to a middle class London household of that era, and was the daughter of George Darling, a short-tempered and pompous bank/office worker, and his lovely wife, Mary Darling. Wendy shared a nursery room with her two brothers, Michael and John. At some point, she and her brothers began seeing Peter in their dreams. Eventually, she met Peter Pan one night, and helped him sew his shadow back on. She tells Peter she knows many more stories, which caused Peter to want to take her to [[[Neverland]]. Peter and the tribe of Lost Boys who dwell in Neverland wanted her to be their "mother" (a role they remember only vaguely), a request she tentatively accedes to, performing various domestic tasks for them.

She eventually realized that she and her brothers must go home, or risk their parents giving up on them ever returning, and them forgetting their parents forever. When leaving, however, she was taken by Captain Hook, along with her brothers and the Lost Boys. Forced to become a pirate or die, Peter soon came to the rescue, and saved the children. Wendy was brought back to London, and left Neverland forever, but never forgetting her adventures

In a later added ending, Wendy grew and married, and had a daughter, Jane. When Peter returned looking for Wendy (not understanding that she would no longer be a young girl, as time escapes him while he is in the Neverland), he met Jane; and Wendy lets her daughter go off with him, apparently trusting her to make the same choices.


In addition to her cuteness, sweetness and beauty, she loves to tell stories and make believe. However, she is also the only one concerned as she realizes her brothers are forgetting their real parents, and is the one who decides they must go back home, even though she has faith the window will always be kept open for their return.


Main article: Wendy Darling (disambiguation)

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