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8th Jun '18 5:23:29 AM ShadowSpectrum
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** Some of the girls call Cornelia 'Corny'.
13th May '18 12:43:50 AM SamMax
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the original Hyperion translation, some comic panels were censored or removed due to the transformations involving the girls getting naked (albiet with color filters and BarbieDollAnatomy). Averted in the JY translation, however, which keeps the panels as they were in the original Itialian releases, and leave in the ones that were removed in the old translation.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the original Hyperion translation, some comic panels were censored or removed censorship applied; due to certain scenes such as the transformations involving the girls getting naked (albiet with color filters BarbieDollAnatomy), some panels were slightly cut, redrawn, and BarbieDollAnatomy). sometimes even outright removed. Averted in the JY translation, however, which keeps the panels as they were in the original Itialian releases, release, and leave in the ones that were removed in the old translation.
12th May '18 10:31:38 PM SamMax
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the original Hyperion translation, some comic panels were censored or removed due to the transformations involving the girls getting naked (albiet with color filters and BarbieDollAnatomy). Averted in the JY translation, however, which keeps the panels as they were in the original Itialian releases, and leave in the ones that were removed in the old translation.
12th May '18 9:49:21 PM SamMax
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''W.I.T.C.H.'' is an Italian fantasy comic series created by Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, and Elisabetta Gnone and published by Disney Italia. First published in April 2001, the series ended with October 2012's issue. The comic series spanned a total of 139 issues, broken up into eleven sagas. However, the English translations of the comic ended after issue seventy-four.

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''W.I.T.C.H.'' is an Italian fantasy comic series created by Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, and Elisabetta Gnone and published by Disney Italia. First published in April 2001, the series ended with October 2012's issue. The comic series spanned a total of 139 issues, broken up into eleven sagas. However, the intial English translations of the comic ended after issue seventy-four.
seventy-four. A new translation is being done by Creator/YenPress, launching their JY imprint with them, so time will tell if it can go even further.
8th May '18 10:49:20 AM artemisfolke
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* AccompliceByInaction: Ari of Arkhanta, who possesses a slave he uses only for his greedy motives, has a massive grudge against the oracle of Kandrakhar, the benevolent figure who saves everyone's life once a week. Why ? Unlike the man, who obsessed about changing his son, the Oracle didn't ever try to "cure" the child's illness.

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* AccompliceByInaction: Ari of Arkhanta, who possesses a slave he uses only for his greedy motives, has holds a massive grudge against the oracle of Kandrakhar, Kandrakar, the benevolent figure who saves everyone's life once a week. Why ? Why? Unlike the man, who obsessed about changing his son, the Oracle didn't ever try to "cure" the child's illness.



* GenreBlindness: the Oracle told them many times that their greatest strength is their unity. Anyway, the girls will often use the LetsSplitUpGang move at the worst moment. Will also told Hay Lin that monsters don't exist ''at the beginning of the Ragorland saga'', ie after 60 issues in a AllMythsAreTrue series.

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* GenreBlindness: the The Oracle told them many times that their greatest strength is their unity. Anyway, Nevertheless, the girls will often use the LetsSplitUpGang move at the worst moment. Will also told Hay Lin that monsters don't exist ''at the beginning of the Ragorland saga'', ie after 60 issues in a AllMythsAreTrue series.



** We know there were guardians before W.i.t.c.h., including one with Hay Lin's grandmother. But we never find out what they fought against. (The portals open every 1000 years, and Phobos and Elyon are humans, so it's very unlikely they fought against them, or that they are 1000 of years old)

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** We know there were guardians before W.i.t.c.h., including one group with Hay Lin's grandmother. But we never find out what they fought against. (The portals open every 1000 years, and Phobos and Elyon are humans, so it's very unlikely they fought against them, or that they are 1000 thousands of years old) old.)



** Will and Irma's fathers as well as Elyon's adopted father are all called Thomas, or Tom for short.

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** Will and Irma's fathers as well as Elyon's adopted adoptive father are all called Thomas, or Tom for short.short.
** The male Interpol agent investigating Elyon's disappearance and the bassist from Cobalt Blue are both named Joel.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: When all of the girls travel back in time, they find out that they have exact lookalikes in 5 countesses from London. That includes Taranee and Hay Lin.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: When all of the girls travel back in time, they find out that they have exact lookalikes in 5 five countesses from London. That includes Taranee and Hay Lin.



** Nerissa was sealed inside a coffin inside a mountain until [[spoiler: the aurameres were merged together, breaking the spell that kept her locked away.]]
** [[spoiler: And now we have Nihila]]

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** Nerissa was sealed inside in a coffin inside a mountain until [[spoiler: the aurameres Aurameres were merged together, breaking the spell that kept her locked away.]]
** [[spoiler: And now we have Nihila]]Nihila.]]



* TeacherParentRomance: Will's mom begins dating one of her teachers. Will tries to sabotage the relationship but fails. [[spoiler:They end up eventually getting married]].

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* TeacherParentRomance: Will's mom begins dating one of her teachers. Will tries to sabotage the relationship but fails. [[spoiler:They end up eventually getting married]].



* {{Tomboy}}: All the girls have different quirks and hobbies that don't classify either as complete girly girls nor Tomboys: Will prefers baggy clothes, but is very sporty, with swimming being her main hobby. Hay Lin's main hobby is to sew and design clothes, but she is also a complete geek, especially over anything space-related. Taranee is a dancer and Cornelia an ice dancer, but neither shy away from breaking a sweat doing manual labor. The girliest is Irma, but only in her clothes, that often have flowers and girly details; she's also a couch potato that likes junk food and is not above of making bad jokes to irritate Cornelia.

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* {{Tomboy}}: All the girls have different quirks and hobbies that don't classify either as complete girly girls nor Tomboys: Will prefers baggy clothes, but is very sporty, with swimming being her main hobby. Hay Lin's main hobby is to sew and design clothes, but she is also a complete geek, especially over anything space-related. Taranee is a dancer and Cornelia an ice dancer, a figure skater, but neither shy away from breaking a sweat doing manual labor. The girliest is Irma, but only in her clothes, that often have flowers and girly details; she's also a couch potato that likes junk food and is not above of making bad jokes to irritate Cornelia.



* WingsDoNothing: At first, the guardians wings are useless and Hay Lin is the only one who can actually fly. [[LampshadeHanging At one point in the third saga, Orube asks why they even have them if they can't use them.]] However, in the seventh saga, the girls get a power upgrade which include bigger wings that allow them to fly (but Cornelia is afraid to). {{Justified}} in the New Power story arc, where it's revealed that [[spoiler: the powers of the Guardians were ''incomplete'', and when they get their full power at the start of the arc their wings actually start working]].

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* WingsDoNothing: At first, the guardians guardians' wings are useless and Hay Lin is the only one who can actually fly. [[LampshadeHanging At one point in the third saga, Orube asks why they even have them if they can't use them.]] However, in the seventh saga, the girls get a power upgrade which include bigger wings that allow them to fly (but Cornelia is afraid to). {{Justified}} in the New Power story arc, where it's revealed that [[spoiler: the powers of the Guardians were ''incomplete'', and when they get their full power at the start of the arc their wings actually start working]].
7th May '18 5:45:36 AM artemisfolke
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* ActionGirl: Every single guardian, which makes them an AmazonBrigade

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* ActionGirl: Every single guardian, which makes them an AmazonBrigadeAmazonBrigade.



* BigBad: Once a story arc. Some of them even come back!
* BiggerIsBetter: {{Subver|sion}}ted. Irma tries on two occasions to use breast expansion to her advantage, but in both occasions ends up being embarrassed. Played straight with Will, who prefers her Guardian form because of the larger chest.

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* BigBad: Once a One per story arc. Some of them even come back!
* BiggerIsBetter: {{Subver|sion}}ted. Irma tries on two occasions to use breast expansion to her advantage, but in both occasions ends up being embarrassed.embarrassing herself. Played straight with Will, who prefers her Guardian form because of the larger chest.



* BullyHunter: Initially only Cornelia and Will, but by the end of the first story arc all the Guardians help in keeping in line their school's bullies.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Implied to not be necessary, but used anyways, sometimes Will calls every element, sometimes everyone calls her own. In a variation, while "Earth", "Fire", "Air" and "Water" have been always called, in the first issues, Will said whatever was on her mind (Energy, Heart, etc.) one time, she ended up saying just her own [[http://a.imageshack.us/img321/476/willelement16th.jpg name]]. Of course, in English, her name [[MeaningfulName takes on a whole new meaning]] [[HeroicWillpower when you think about it]].

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* BullyHunter: Initially only Cornelia and Will, but by the end of the first story arc all the Guardians help keep the school bullies in keeping in line their school's bullies.
line.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Implied to not be necessary, but used anyways, sometimes anyway. Sometimes Will calls upon every element, sometimes everyone every guardian calls her own. In a variation, while "Earth", "Fire", "Air" and "Water" have been always called, in the first issues, Will said whatever was on her mind (Energy, Heart, etc.) one time, she ended up just saying just her own [[http://a.imageshack.us/img321/476/willelement16th.jpg name]]. Of course, in English, her name [[MeaningfulName takes on a whole new meaning]] [[HeroicWillpower when you think about it]].



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: comes with the ElementalPowers: Green Earth, Blue (Turquoise) Water, Red/Orange Fire, Silver (Sometimes baby blue) Air and Pink... energy? Willpower? Whatever Will's power is.
* ComicBookTime: Over ten years since the series started, and the girls don't appear to have aged at all and are still in the same school. Occasionally there is evidence to suggest events taking place during a certain season, such as summer holidays, but it's debatable how much time as actually passed most of the time.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: comes Comes with the ElementalPowers: ElementalPowers. Green Earth, Blue (Turquoise) Water, Red/Orange Fire, Silver (Sometimes baby blue) Air earth, blue/turquoise water, red/orange fire, silver/bluish air and Pink... energy? Willpower? Whatever Will's power is.
pink energy.
* ComicBookTime: Over ten years since the series started, and the girls don't appear to have aged at all and are still in the same school. Occasionally there is evidence to suggest events taking place during a certain season, such as summer holidays, but it's debatable how much time as has actually passed most of the time.passed.



* CostumesChangeYourSize: When the girls transform into their guardian forms, in addition to changing outfits and gaining wings, they get taller and gain boobs.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Elyon

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* CostumesChangeYourSize: When the girls transform into their guardian forms, in addition to changing outfits and gaining wings, they get become older, taller and gain boobs.
curvier.
* DarkMagicalGirl: ElyonElyon.



** And there was a 3 part special detailing [[spoiler: Caleb saving Elyon from a curse, and both of them eventually realising that they've fallen in love with each other.]]

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** And there was a 3 three part special detailing [[spoiler: Caleb saving Elyon from a curse, and both of them eventually realising that they've fallen in love with each other.]]



** Christhoper (Irma's little brother) age fluctuates wildly. Sometimes, he's a small child of similar age to Lillian (younger or older than her) and sometimes he's basically a pre-teen.
* DeusExMachina: This is sadly the standard way the Guardians win in each arc- they never actually win by their own merits. Meridian Arc? Elyon beats Phobos while the girls are tossed aside. Nerissa Arc? ''Shagon'' is directly responsible for Nerissa's defeat, damaging her almost fatally. Ari's arc doesn't suffer from this... but the human world situation, which was really bad, is solved by the Oracle (who is just an observer). Endarno Saga? Himerish beats down Phobos off-screen. Then, Phobos' backup plan is foiled by... Napoleon (who in the comic is a mere house cat). The most ridiculous DeusExMachina sequences were the superpower manifestation in the Dark Mother Saga -- after the girls get beaten down they somehow let loose a new power they didn't know anything about and it overpowers Dark Mother with ease. Then there's the defeat of the White Queen, where the girls literally pull a completely unknown tactic out of their hats that we never see again. If there was one thing the cartoon improved, this was it.

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** Christhoper (Irma's Irma's little brother) brother Christopher's age fluctuates wildly. Sometimes, he's a small child of similar age to Lillian (younger or older than her) and sometimes he's basically a pre-teen.
** Whether the guardians need Will and the heart of Kandrakar to transform or are able to do it independently changes with plot convenience.
* DeusExMachina: This is sadly the standard way the Guardians win in each arc- arc they never actually rarely win by their own merits. Meridian Arc? Elyon beats Phobos while the girls are tossed aside. Nerissa Arc? ''Shagon'' is directly responsible for Nerissa's defeat, damaging her almost fatally. Ari's arc doesn't suffer from this... but the human world situation, which was really bad, is solved by the Oracle (who is just an observer). Endarno Saga? Himerish beats down Phobos off-screen. Then, Phobos' backup plan is foiled by... Napoleon (who in the comic is a mere house cat). The most ridiculous DeusExMachina sequences were the superpower manifestation in the Dark Mother Saga -- after the girls get beaten down they somehow let loose a new power they didn't know anything about and it overpowers Dark Mother with ease. Then there's the defeat of the White Queen, where the girls literally pull a completely unknown tactic out of their hats that we never see again. If there was one thing the cartoon improved, this was it.



* EmbarrassingNickname: please stop calling Cornelia "Corny"

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* EmbarrassingNickname: please Please stop calling Cornelia "Corny""Corny".
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Will would love it if nobody ever found out her given name is Wilhelmina.



* KneelBeforeFrodo: it is almost a {{running gag}}: at the end of most sagas, the Oracle orders the assembly to kneel before the guardians. Which they ''shouldn't'', given that it is the guardians duty to protect Kandrakar, but every time the Oracle underlines that they did way beyond their duty, and were smarter than the "wises".
* LegacyCharacter: The Guardian Powers,[[spoiler: and even the Oracle title]]
* LethalChef: Will is on the same level of [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], having once put powdered soap in place of the flour. Orube can't cook due lack of familiarity with Earth ingredients and cooking implements (the first time she cooked she set the kitchen on fire, but only that once) and clumsiness outside the way of the warrior, but while she's slowly getting better she still has a long way to go (she once set on fire the ''[[EpicFail water for the pasta]]''!). To be fair, Will has never done anything in a kitchen before, and her mother expected her to be the primary cook after William was born, without classes or teaching her herself, just cookbooks to help her. No matter how smart one is, that situation can be very stressful.
* LightIsNotGood: the girls sided with the White Queen, won... And wondered whether they chose the good side.

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* KneelBeforeFrodo: it is It's almost a {{running gag}}: at At the end of most sagas, the Oracle orders the assembly to kneel before the guardians. Which they They ''shouldn't'', given that it is the guardians guardians' duty to protect Kandrakar, but every time the Oracle usually underlines that they did way went above and beyond their duty, and were smarter than the "wises".
call of duty.
* LegacyCharacter: The Guardian Powers,[[spoiler: Guardians of Kandraker[[spoiler: and even the Oracle title]]
title of Oracle.]]
* LethalChef: Will LethalChef:
**Will
is on the same level of [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], having once put powdered soap in place of the flour. Orube can't cook due lack of familiarity with Earth ingredients and cooking implements (the first time she cooked she set the kitchen on fire, but only that once) and clumsiness outside the way of the warrior, but while she's slowly getting better she still has a long way to go (she once set on fire the ''[[EpicFail water for the pasta]]''!). To be fair, Will has never done anything in a kitchen before, and her mother expected her to be the primary cook after William was born, without classes or teaching her herself, just with only cookbooks to help her. No matter how smart one is, that situation can be very stressful.
** Orube can't cook due to lack of familiarity with Earth ingredients and cooking implements (the first time she cooked she set the kitchen on fire) and clumsiness outside the ways of a warrior. While she's slowly getting better, she still has a long way to go she once set''[[EpicFail pasta water on fire]]''!)
* LightIsNotGood: the The girls sided with the White Queen, won... And and wondered whether they chose the good side.



'''Will:''' Fighting, as always. I think they are a couple.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[SubvertedTrope Completely absent in spite of this being a Disney series]]: most characters have signature ''styles'' (such as Cornelia's preference for long skirts, Will's love for practical outfits, and so on), and the few exceptions are {{Justified}} and tend to be aliens. And even then, the only ones who are ''never'' seen in a different outfit are Kandrakar's Elders, who wear white robes every time they're seen as Elders-meaning that Yan Lin (who wasn't initially an elder), Himerish (who [[spoiler:was temporarily deposed as Oracle and later gives up the title]]) and Luba (who loses her position as a punishment) ''are'' seen in different outfits.
* MagicalGirlWarrior

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'''Will:''' Fighting, as always. I think they are they're a couple.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[SubvertedTrope Completely absent in spite of this being a Disney series]]: most characters have signature ''styles'' (such as Cornelia's preference for long skirts, Will's love for practical outfits, and so on), and the few exceptions are {{Justified}} and tend to be aliens. And even then, the only ones who are ''never'' seen in a different outfit are Kandrakar's Elders, who wear white robes every time they're seen as Elders-meaning Elders meaning that Yan Lin (who wasn't initially an elder), Himerish (who [[spoiler:was temporarily deposed as Oracle and later gives up the title]]) and Luba (who loses her position as a punishment) ''are'' seen in different outfits.
* MagicalGirlWarriorMagicalGirlWarrior: Naturally.
3rd May '18 10:04:07 AM artemisfolke
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** Will and Irma's fathers are both called Thomas, or Tom for short.

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** Will and Irma's fathers as well as Elyon's adopted father are both all called Thomas, or Tom for short.
2nd May '18 10:17:30 AM artemisfolke
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* OneSteveLimit: Will's baby brother is named William. During a visit from other members of the family, Will got frustrated when they started calling William "Will" while referring to her by her real name, [[EmbarrassingFirstName Wilhelmina.]]

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* OneSteveLimit: OneSteveLimit:
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Will's baby brother is named William. During a visit from other members of the family, Will got frustrated when they started calling William "Will" while referring to her by her real name, [[EmbarrassingFirstName Wilhelmina.]]]]
** Will and Irma's fathers are both called Thomas, or Tom for short.
29th Oct '17 4:31:51 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AffectionateNickname: Mariko the Black Queen calls her sister Shinobu "Bu-chan".



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: No, Taranee isn't an African name. Hay isn't a Chinese name, either. (though it's possible that the writers got it mixed up with the name "Hui" - not to be confused with the term for Chinese Muslims - which means "intelligent", "bright".)

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: No, Taranee isn't an African name. Hay isn't a Chinese name, either. (though it's possible that the writers got it mixed up with the name "Hui" - not to be confused with the term for Chinese Muslims - which means "intelligent", "bright". Or ''heilin'' which means "black collar".)
18th Sep '17 8:53:22 PM Pichu-kun
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!!WITCH provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!WITCH !!''WITCH'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* CloudCuckoolander: Hay Lin: very quirky and artistic, cheerful and absent-minded, constantly writing on her palms and using her own expressions like "spacious" (which in her language means "cool") and "weirdific".

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* CloudCuckoolander: Hay Lin: Lin is very quirky and artistic, cheerful and absent-minded, constantly writing on her palms palms, and using her own expressions like "spacious" (which in her language means "cool") and "weirdific".



* TeacherStudenrRomance: Will's mom begins dating one of her teachers. Will tries to sabotage the relationship but fails. [[spoiler:They end up eventually getting married]].

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* TeacherStudenrRomance: TeacherParentRomance: Will's mom begins dating one of her teachers. Will tries to sabotage the relationship but fails. [[spoiler:They end up eventually getting married]].
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