History Headscratchers / SabrinaTheTeenageWitch

24th Jun '16 10:59:33 PM mat
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** If she has to live in the mortal realm, there's no reason to tell a child about special powers they might have (maybe they would never emerge) until they grow to be more responsible or until they get their first levitation and it's unavoidable.




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*** Or forgot to end it. Other Realm bureaucracy is often slow and inefficient.
24th Jun '16 10:47:18 PM mat
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** What more could they do other than say "Study magic and read your magic book" every episode for years? The pancake thing probably needed some extra warning, but it's not like they weren't trying to teach her.
1st May '15 10:17:16 PM Gravidef
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** I have a theory that full witch children are granted powers by their parents, which is why Marigold's children are seemingly powerless after she loses her powers but Amanda appears later on with her full powers, likely ater she reached the age she could us them herself. We have seen instances where Sabrina granted her powers to others before, though usually by accident (both her teacher and Valerie at least).

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** I have a theory that full witch children are granted powers by their parents, which is why Marigold's children are seemingly powerless after she loses her powers but Amanda appears later on with her full powers, likely ater after she reached the age she could us them herself. We have seen instances where Sabrina granted her powers to others before, though usually by accident (both her teacher and Valerie at least).




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** In fairness to the original poster, though, the Family Secret was "Every member of the Spellman family is born with a..." which has many more possible outcomes (a second head? A tail?). There was also two instances (with Father Christmas and the pirates) where the clues were given to Sabrina by relatives she ''didn't know she was related to''--how do you contact people when you don't know they exist? Secondly, in the one instance where she did try to call someone (her Aunt Dorma), she almost killed Zelda and Hilda while dooming herself to a life of perpetual drowsiness. And finally, several of the clues to the rebus were redundant: the phrase "Spellman family," which you'd expect to be featured in a secret about the Spellman family, took up four individual clues. They could have at least given Sabrina the twine first!
18th Jun '14 4:19:47 AM DGCatAniSiri
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**** The Witches Council rather clearly has a bias against mixed marriages of witches and mortals. It may be a form of discouragement to anyone attempting to even get involved with a mortal, you know, on top of the whole 'ball of wax' crap. If they redtape the hell out of any half-witch/half-mortal child, there's reason right there not to, at the least, reproduce with mortals, because of the barriers they impose on them. It's not nice or reasonable, but show me a governmental body that functions that way.
14th Dec '13 8:33:18 AM blueranger
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\n** The Witches Council are different in season 6. Since they're not seen after season 3, after which Sabrina turns eighteen maybe that's when they got replaced. Somehow the new Council decided to keep the decree going.
18th Oct '13 12:19:04 PM MagBas
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* I know [[AlphaBitch Libby]] comes from this show and I was certainly tortured by enough girls like her in high-school, but I could never feel any satisfaction whenever Sabrina defeated her with magic. To me, bullying comes from an imbalance of power and since Sabrina is a pretty much an omnipotent goddess, it was her that came off as the bully when she used this advantage against a mortal high-school girl. On ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack,'' Alex, too, had magical powers but she refused on principle to use them for petty revenge against her AlphaBitch (The decent thing to do.) You know, in general, it just bugs me that on this show (following ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'') witches have god-like powers like time travel and without the need for spells or potions or anything like that. Not only is it not like that in folklore, it's really boring dramatically.
** This is probably why they brought in Mr. Kraft and made him so unfairly biased towards Libby. With the legitimate authority against her Sabrina's magical payback seems more acceptable as she really doesn't have any other avenues to deal with it. I think as the series goes on Sabrina uses her magic on Libby less and less for mere petty revenge. It was mostly in the first season, which was also the season that had Hilda ready to chop Libby up and eat her when Sabrina accidentally turned her into a pineapple.
*** No, Mr. Kraft was obviously brought in because they really wanted to annoy the audience without end. How else can you explain that Mr. Kraft dated BOTH AUNTS ? They soon felt this wasnt enough, so they started making more stupid changes about the show.
**** He dated Hilda because Sabrina used magic to make her a puppet and then it was purely about her ego. While it wasn't always handled well This Troper actually liked the idea of Zelda and Willard together, they were both intellectuals, they'd met repeatedly already, he clearly found Hilda atractive so, as her sister, he should have been attracted to her as well. If they'd actually given him soe character growth to go with his relationship with Zelda it could have been a great relationship, but instead he remained the exact same childish, spiteful jerk he'd always been.
** She always felt remorse afterward though. It's not like She didn't try to take the high road but Libby made this impossible. But when she did use magic, she recoiled, fixed it and just took the lump from Libby.
** Every series has its own mythology. And the show is a Sitcom, unlike The Secret World of Alex Mack. I also think it'd be unrealistic for someone who has supernatural powers NOT to use them on the bully because of 'principles'. And from Libby's perspective, she still has more power than Sabrina (She's popular, Sabrina isn't). And Libby isn't always the bad guy, and Sabrina has from time to time used her powers to help her. Such as the time that her aunts made her a man out of man dough. She told Chad Corey Dillon that he should dance with Libby, when she didn't have to at all. And that's what makes her victories satisfying.
16th Oct '13 12:20:45 PM CartoonBrewMonkey
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*** There is a explanation given in the show you are all forgetting...those sideburns.
22nd Sep '13 12:42:00 PM jaredcage
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** Simple: They became fans when he was on the Red Sox, and remained fans of him when he left
19th Jul '13 8:53:40 PM timemonkey
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*** The real problems are that Sabrina is a sloppy spell caster and is lazy when it comes to studying up on magic so she doesn't know any of the magical loopholes and traps until she steps into them. If she actually learned how to use her magic properly she could eb as lazy as a normal witch, or as lazy as her aunts would allow.



* Why was Sabrina living with Hilda and Zelda to begin with? I know the volunteered and loved having her there but why was her dad not dealing with her training at first? I know later on they came up with an excuse for it but at first he was just living in the magic book with no real reason to not be helping or taking care of his daughter.

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* Why was Sabrina living with Hilda and Zelda to begin with? I know the they volunteered and loved having her there but why was her dad not dealing with her training at first? I know later on they came up with an excuse for it but at first he was just living in the magic book with no real reason to not be helping or taking care of his daughter.



** I have a theory that full witch children are granted powers by their parents, which is why Marigold's children are semmingly powerless after she loses her powers but Amanda appears later on with her full powers, likely ater she reached the age she could us them herself. We have seen instances where Sabrina granted her powers to others before, though usually by accident (both her teacher and Valerie at least).

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** I have a theory that full witch children are granted powers by their parents, which is why Marigold's children are semmingly seemingly powerless after she loses her powers but Amanda appears later on with her full powers, likely ater she reached the age she could us them herself. We have seen instances where Sabrina granted her powers to others before, though usually by accident (both her teacher and Valerie at least).




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** It actually is shown a few times that she can just contact relatives and ask for clues, she's just lazy about doing that as well. Also, if she'd solved parts of it she could have started guessing. Sure she didn't get the twine clue until the end but "Every member of the Spellman family has a..." only has so many potential outcomes.
17th Apr '13 11:21:43 AM CartoonBrewMonkey
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*** The fan-explanation seems to be that the main reason Sabrina's powers always end up blowing up in her face is because she lives in the mortal realm. If she lived in the witches' realm, she could be as hedonistic and frivolous with her powers as she wanted.
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