Aley the Fairy (first appearance #35) is a magical fairy that can conjure ale, however it was shown in comic #156 that he/she also has the ability to conjure all sorts of other concoctions. Aley's gender is uncertain, as Maxx/Cyril thinks it's a he, while Hannah/June thinks it's a she. Aley does tend to display more masculine traits however, but there has been no confirmation from Jesse, who has left Aley's gender ambiguous, and refers to Aley as he/she.
Aley's dream is to go to ale Nirvana then drink it, which would grow him/her a magnificent moustache which was shown in comic #45.
He/she also killed the Arms Dealer Tyrone in comic #232 and then believed he/she was a murderer. He/she then told the others (and a rabbit) that Tyrone was evil to cover for himself/herself in comic #233 though he/she had to reveal the truth as soon as June the Dryad asked.
After Aley's fairy fuzz layer is torn off by Hannah, Aley takes on an appearance similar to that of Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; Albeit with an amber body rather than a blue one. Aley is of a similar size to the other characters in the comic (from the tips of his/her wings). Prior to having his/her fairy fuzz layer torn off, Aley had an appearance resembling a Pixie's sprite from Terraria, but had stubble on his/her face because (quoting Aley) "Well, I'm an ale fairy. What did you expect?" Aley later confesses to Hannah that the stubble is actually pipe cleaners Aley glued to his/her face for no good reason. This leads to Hannah attempting to pull the pipecleaners off, which leads to Aley's fuzz layer being torn off (see above).
AttacksEditHe/she was eaten by the Eye of Cthulhu and proceeded to somehow explode and destroy the Eye instantly while Maxx was knocked out in comic #137, causing June to get angry at him/her for robbing Maxx of his first chance to prove himself, making him less prepared for future challenges.
- Aley's real name has never actually been confirmed. In a typical move, Maxx named him/her Aley due to Aley's use of ale and Maxx adding a '-y' to most titles. The characters of the comic usually refer to Aley by this title, and even Aley him/herself has adopted it as their name, but their real name has never been stated. According to Aley in comic #97, most fairies don't have names and get each other's attention by screaming 'HEY LISTEN!' In a reference to Navi, the famous fairy from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- Aley views him/herself as Maxx's fairy sidekick.
- When Aley arrives at Max's pub, he/she says that he/she had been looking for hot fairies.