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17th Mar '17 8:34:11 AM 80sViewer
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* Both versions of ''Series/TBag'', though it's Tallulah who's the more directly vain of the two, with Tabatha being more power-crazed. Tallulah Bag will preface her name with "the great" when introducing herself and has increasingly outlandish tastes when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. Slightly subverted, as in fact she is on the verge of middle age and is actually around 500 years old according to the book ''The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag''. She has no magical way of staying young even though she constantly drinks enchanted tea, and in quite a few episodes feminine charm fails to work on people. She has to resort to the sorcery part instead.

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* Both versions of ''Series/TBag'', though it's Tallulah who's the more directly vain of the two, with Tabatha being more power-crazed. Tallulah Bag will preface her name with "the great" when introducing herself and has increasingly outlandish tastes when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. Slightly subverted, as in fact she is on the verge of middle age and is actually around 500 years old according (according to the book ''The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag''. She T-Bag'') and has no magical way of staying young even though she constantly drinks enchanted tea, and in tea. In quite a few episodes feminine charm fails to work on people. She has to resort to the sorcery part instead.
17th Mar '17 8:31:20 AM 80sViewer
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* Both versions of ''Series/TBag'', though it's Tallulah who's the more directly vain of the two, with Tabatha being more power-crazed. Tallulah Bag will preface her name with "the great" when introducing herself and has increasingly outlandish tastes when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. Though in fact she is on the verge of middle age and is actually around 500 years old according to the book ''The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag''. She has no magical way of staying young even though she constantly drinks enchanted tea, and in quite a few episodes feminine charm fails to work on people. She has to resort to the sorcery part instead.

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* Both versions of ''Series/TBag'', though it's Tallulah who's the more directly vain of the two, with Tabatha being more power-crazed. Tallulah Bag will preface her name with "the great" when introducing herself and has increasingly outlandish tastes when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. Though Slightly subverted, as in fact she is on the verge of middle age and is actually around 500 years old according to the book ''The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag''. She has no magical way of staying young even though she constantly drinks enchanted tea, and in quite a few episodes feminine charm fails to work on people. She has to resort to the sorcery part instead.
17th Mar '17 8:29:28 AM 80sViewer
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* Both versions of ''Series/TBag'', though it's Tallulah who's the more directly vain of the two, with Tabatha being more power-crazed. Tallulah Bag will preface her name with "the great" when introducing herself and has increasingly outlandish tastes when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. Though in fact she is on the verge of middle age and is actually around 500 years old according to the book ''The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag''. She has no magical way of staying young even though she constantly drinks enchanted tea, and in quite a few episodes feminine charm fails to work on people. She has to resort to the sorcery part instead.
31st Jan '17 3:09:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* In ''TheWitcher'' world it's so common that it not only gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, but outright {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. Virtually all the sorceresses are like this, at least in the Northern Kingdoms. This is due to the fact that while magical talent is distributed pretty evenly among population, it is, for all its {{Anachronism Stew}}s, a late Medieval period, when a woman's purpose in life was marriage and motherhood. So, only girls who had a chance to take up magic were the ones with the worst marriage prospects -- read, butt-ugly at best, if not outright cripples. Furthermore, there's a matter of prestige -- [[WeirdTradeUnion Mages Guild]] couldn't allow its members to soil its image by their ugliness, which leads to the Circle of Sorceresses consisting entirely of "... pseudo-pretty women with the cold, bitter eyes of ugly girls." [[DoubleStandard Wizards mostly go for the respectable, wizened look instead]]. But then, Sapkowski ''loves'' to deconstruct everything.

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* In ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' world it's so common that it not only gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, but outright {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. Virtually all the sorceresses are like this, at least in the Northern Kingdoms. This is due to the fact that while magical talent is distributed pretty evenly among population, it is, for all its {{Anachronism Stew}}s, a late Medieval period, when a woman's purpose in life was marriage and motherhood. So, only girls who had a chance to take up magic were the ones with the worst marriage prospects -- read, butt-ugly at best, if not outright cripples. Furthermore, there's a matter of prestige -- [[WeirdTradeUnion Mages Guild]] couldn't allow its members to soil its image by their ugliness, which leads to the Circle of Sorceresses consisting entirely of "... pseudo-pretty women with the cold, bitter eyes of ugly girls." [[DoubleStandard Wizards mostly go for the respectable, wizened look instead]]. But then, Sapkowski ''loves'' to deconstruct everything.



** Catherine Madison from Season 1, who stole her own daughter's body to relive her high school glory days.

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** Catherine Madison from Season 1, 1's "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch The Witch]]", who stole her own daughter's body to relive her high school glory days.
22nd Jan '17 11:13:25 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Her MOTHER, however, fits this trope in the [[GrandTheftMe body surfing]] variety.

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** Her MOTHER, mother Flemeth, however, fits this trope in the [[GrandTheftMe body surfing]] variety.


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* Aversa from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a curious case, in that she's always shown as TheVamp but her actual VainSorceress traits only actually appear [[spoiler: when she has a HeelFaceTurn ''and'' the player not only recruits her, but deploys her in ''Hot Spring'' Scramble.]]
22nd Jan '17 11:04:27 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Tsubaki the Dark Priestess from ''Manga/InuYasha'' wanted the Shikon no Tama to keep her power, youth and beauty, and as a strike for not being chosen as its keeper despite her abilities. She tried to steal it from Kikyou, with less than positive consequences.

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* Tsubaki the Dark Priestess from ''Manga/InuYasha'' wanted the Shikon no Tama to keep her power, youth and beauty, and as a strike for not being chosen as its keeper despite her abilities. She tried to steal it from Kikyou, with less than positive consequences.consequences, and when Nartaku arrived to recruit her carrying some parts of the Jewel, he convinced ehr to work for him by restoring her beauty and youth.
22nd Jan '17 11:01:17 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s Byakuren Hijiri was once a youkai-fighting Buddhist nun, who secretly took pity on her targets, teaching them virtue and releasing them where they could not harm humans. Then her brother died of old age, and Byakuren, horrified by the reality of growing old and dying, sold her humanity to become a [[WitchSpecies Magician youkai]] herself so that she would remain young and beautiful forever. To this day, she specializes in body-enhancement spells. Akyuu also notes that magician-immortality doesn't come with any de-aging, so Byakuren's first act upon becoming a youkai was to grant herself youth out of vanity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s Byakuren Hijiri was once a youkai-fighting Buddhist nun, who secretly took pity on her targets, teaching them virtue and releasing them where they could not harm humans. Then her little brother Myouren died of old age, and Byakuren, horrified by the reality of growing old and dying, sold her humanity to become a [[WitchSpecies Magician youkai]] herself so that she would remain young and beautiful forever. To this day, while she's still an AllLovingHero to youkai, she specializes in body-enhancement spells. Akyuu also notes that magician-immortality doesn't come ''doesn't come'' with any de-aging, so Byakuren's first act upon becoming a youkai was to grant herself youth out of vanity.
8th Jan '17 3:19:54 PM Luppercus
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* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' has a woman stealing her daughter’s youth using magic and impersonating her in high school. Is pretty much the same plot of the Buffy episode that introduces Amy.
8th Jan '17 3:13:34 PM Luppercus
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** Giles' aunts from the Season 9 comics.
8th Jan '17 3:10:34 PM Luppercus
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* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' is essentially a re-telling of the Snow White’s story with some sci-fi elements. The villain is a vain sorceress (played by FayeDunaway) jealous of Supergirl's beauty.

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* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' is essentially a re-telling of the Snow White’s story with some sci-fi elements. The villain is a vain sorceress (played by FayeDunaway) jealous of Supergirl's beauty.


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* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' is essentially a re-telling of the Snow White’s story with some sci-fi elements. The villain is a vain sorceress (played by Faye Dunaway) jealous of Supergirl's beauty.
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