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22nd Feb '18 11:04:12 AM NoSpoilerz
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* The Hag bosses from ''The VideoGame/DarkestDungeon''. Complete with boiling cauldron and [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarian]] tendencies.

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* The Hag bosses boss from ''The VideoGame/DarkestDungeon''. Complete ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' comes complete with a boiling cauldron and [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarian]] tendencies.tendencies. They're the one responsible for turning the Weald into TheLostWoods that they are, complete with all of the FesteringFungus and zombies, having been a former botanist who worked with [[MissionControl the Ancestor]]. Unusually for this trope, she lacks much in the ways of proper magic, which many of her disciples, among others, can clearly use. Rather, she relies more on trying to have the heroes StewedAlive in her pot.
15th Feb '18 8:40:51 AM NoSpoilerz
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* '''Habits''': This character tends to [[SolitarySorceress live alone in isolated environments]], especially [[LostWoods creepy forests]] or [[TheHedgeOfThorns thorny wastelands]] where it's easy to find your way in and never find your way back out. Sometimes her house is ObviouslyEvil, but it's just as likely she lives in a GingerbreadHouse or other attractive building, so as to lure in her favorite prey: children. Sometimes [[ChildEater she eats them]], or sometimes she [[PoweredByAForsakenChild uses them as fuel or ingredients for her magic]], but even if she does neither, most evil witches seem inexorably [[ChildHater destined to give kids the worse—and last—days of their lives]]. This character also loves to [[EvilLaugh cackle]] and she may say something along the lines of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I'll get you my pretty!"]]. And while [[AllWitchesHaveCats witches in general love black cats]], the wicked ones also have a thing for creepy and evil animals like [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals toads or bats]].

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* '''Habits''': This character tends to [[SolitarySorceress live alone in isolated environments]], especially [[LostWoods creepy forests]] or [[TheHedgeOfThorns thorny wastelands]] where it's easy to find your way in and never find your way back out. Sometimes her house is ObviouslyEvil, but it's just as likely she lives in a GingerbreadHouse or other attractive building, so as to lure in her favorite prey: children. Sometimes [[ChildEater she eats them]], or sometimes she [[PoweredByAForsakenChild uses them as fuel or ingredients for her magic]], but even if she does neither, most evil witches seem inexorably [[ChildHater destined to give kids the worse—and worst—and last—days of their lives]]. This character also loves to [[EvilLaugh cackle]] and she may say something along the lines of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I'll get you my pretty!"]]. And while [[AllWitchesHaveCats witches in general love black cats]], the wicked ones also have a thing for creepy and evil animals like [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals toads or bats]].
28th Dec '17 9:55:02 PM Malady
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* [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper's]] friend Wendy is a CuteWitch, but she has three very wicked aunts.

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* [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper's]] friend Wendy ComicBook/{{Wendy|TheGoodLittleWitch}} is a CuteWitch, but she has three very wicked aunts.
15th Dec '17 8:35:54 PM Omeganian
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* The TropeCodifier was Creator/ETAHoffmann's story ''The Golden Pot'', which was quite popular in an English translation during the early 19th century. The very wicked witch in this tale is a wrinkly old woman with the missing teeth that make her pointed nose almost meet her pointed chin, wearing a tall black hat, has a spooky black cat that she talks to, lives in a small cottage full of taxidermied animals and such, and cooks up a potion in a cauldron as a "love" charm for the young woman who comes to see her.

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* The TropeCodifier was Creator/ETAHoffmann's story ''The Golden Pot'', which was quite popular in an English translation during the early 19th century. The very wicked witch in this tale is a wrinkly old woman with the missing teeth that make her pointed nose almost meet her pointed chin, wearing a tall black hat, has a spooky black cat that she talks to, lives in a small cottage full of taxidermied animals and such, and cooks up a potion in a cauldron as a "love" charm for the young woman who comes to see her. She is the child of an evil dragon's feather and a sugar beet
24th Nov '17 12:00:59 PM nombretomado
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* The polar opposite of Prairie Witch may be Mother Hubbard, also from was TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, specifically ''Scoop Comics’’ in 1941. She had all the trappings of the Trope, being an old hag with a witch’s hat who flew on a broomstick and used cauldrons and crystal balls to use dark magic. However, she was [[DarkIsNotEvil on the good guy’s side]], fighting evil gnomes and trolls, and, like most heroes of the time, battling ThoseWackyNazis.

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* The polar opposite of Prairie Witch may be Mother Hubbard, also from was TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, specifically ''Scoop Comics’’ in 1941. She had all the trappings of the Trope, being an old hag with a witch’s hat who flew on a broomstick and used cauldrons and crystal balls to use dark magic. However, she was [[DarkIsNotEvil on the good guy’s side]], fighting evil gnomes and trolls, and, like most heroes of the time, battling ThoseWackyNazis.
15th Nov '17 8:01:02 PM PaulA
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* Both versions of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' feature the Stygian Witches. They are based on the Graeae from Greek mythology - and the name actually translates as 'old women', 'grey ones', 'grey witches' etc. They're a trio of elderly women who share one eye and one tooth between them. Perseus taking their eye convinces them to reveal some useful exposition. They appear to be far more bloodthirsty in the 2010 remake, as they're implied to be cannibals.

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* Both versions of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' and ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' both feature the Stygian Witches. They are based on the Graeae from Greek mythology - -- and the name actually translates as 'old women', 'grey ones', 'grey witches' etc. They're a trio of elderly women who share one eye and one tooth between them. Perseus taking their eye convinces them to reveal some useful exposition. They appear to be far more bloodthirsty in the 2010 remake, as they're implied to be cannibals.
15th Nov '17 1:51:13 PM AgProv
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* The cackling crone {=GeeleHeks=] (The Yellow Witch) in childrens' show ''Series/DieLieweHeksie''.
1st Nov '17 1:53:27 PM xcountryguy
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* Yubaba from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', [[spoiler: but not her sister, who just looks like one]].

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* Yubaba from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but not her sister, who just looks like one]].



* The town in WesternAnimation/ParaNorman once executed a supposed witch in its past, and is now filled with cheesy attractions and shops depicting her as this, which [[InsufferableGenius Salma]] finds historically inaccurate. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope And she's right.]] The witch was really just a little girl that could [[ISeeDeadPeople speak to ghosts.]]]]

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* The town in WesternAnimation/ParaNorman once executed a supposed witch in its past, and is now filled with cheesy attractions and shops depicting her as this, which [[InsufferableGenius Salma]] finds historically inaccurate. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope And she's right.]] The witch was really just a little girl that could [[ISeeDeadPeople speak to ghosts.]]]]



* The BigBad of ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' [[spoiler: Helena Markos]], the Witch of Sighs. She's very old, has wrinkled skin, cackles, and eats people.

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* The BigBad of ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' [[spoiler: Helena [[spoiler:Helena Markos]], the Witch of Sighs. She's very old, has wrinkled skin, cackles, and eats people.



* The prequel film ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' features three witches. One is evil all along, one turns evil and one remains good. The Wicked Witches both have natural monstrous forms but can use an enchantment to disguise themselves as beautiful. When [[spoiler: Theodora]] becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, she loses her beauty and gains the iconic green skin. The FlyingBroomstick thing turns out to be something she does to mock Oscar.

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* The prequel film ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' features three witches. One is evil all along, one turns evil and one remains good. The Wicked Witches both have natural monstrous forms but can use an enchantment to disguise themselves as beautiful. When [[spoiler: Theodora]] [[spoiler:Theodora]] becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, she loses her beauty and gains the iconic green skin. The FlyingBroomstick thing turns out to be something she does to mock Oscar.



** Zelena, the actual literal Wicked Witch of the West, is not only one of the most beautiful female characters in the series, being a [[HotWitch]], she showcases quite a bit of cleavage throughout the series, despite her emotional fragility. Not only that, but she's also had one of the worst lives of all villains in the series, and a huge [[FreudianExcuse]] for her actions. Eventually, after a series of wicked deeds including [[spoiler: kidnapping, murder, and rape]] she, most unexpectedly finds happiness and begins her path towards redemption in [[spoiler: her baby daughter Robyn, named after her father Robin Hood, who wasn't her partner, but conceived the girl while Zelena was wearing a cloaking spell pretending to be his wife Marian]].

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** Zelena, the actual literal Wicked Witch of the West, is not only one of the most beautiful female characters in the series, being a [[HotWitch]], she showcases quite a bit of cleavage throughout the series, despite her emotional fragility. Not only that, but she's also had one of the worst lives of all villains in the series, and a huge [[FreudianExcuse]] for her actions. Eventually, after a series of wicked deeds including [[spoiler: kidnapping, [[spoiler:kidnapping, murder, and rape]] she, most unexpectedly finds happiness and begins her path towards redemption in [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her baby daughter Robyn, named after her father Robin Hood, who wasn't her partner, but conceived the girl while Zelena was wearing a cloaking spell pretending to be his wife Marian]].



** Played with in the Kingmaker adventure path, there they characters will meet an old woman with a long pointy nose, weedy hair, green skin, and magical power who lives alone in a swamp with her giant flaming scarecrow. [[spoiler: She's actually a sorceress who is cranky because she's tired of people assuming she's an evil witch and mostly just wants to be left alone.]]

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** Played with in the Kingmaker adventure path, there they characters will meet an old woman with a long pointy nose, weedy hair, green skin, and magical power who lives alone in a swamp with her giant flaming scarecrow. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's actually a sorceress who is cranky because she's tired of people assuming she's an evil witch and mostly just wants to be left alone.]]



* A pivotal character in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series is a shapeshifter called Flemeth who first appears as a wrinkled crone living in a cottage (in a swamp) with her daughter. The Chasind call her Witch of the Wilds and tell their children she'll eat them if they don't behave ("Bah! As if I had nothing better to do!"). She's ''extremely'' powerful, near-immortal, fond of the odd EvilLaugh, and no-one seems to have a clear idea what she is or what she's after. Oh, [[spoiler: and she'll go Maleficent on you and turn into a DRAGON if you mess with her.]]

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* A pivotal character in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series is a shapeshifter called Flemeth who first appears as a wrinkled crone living in a cottage (in a swamp) with her daughter. The Chasind call her Witch of the Wilds and tell their children she'll eat them if they don't behave ("Bah! As if I had nothing better to do!"). She's ''extremely'' powerful, near-immortal, fond of the odd EvilLaugh, and no-one seems to have a clear idea what she is or what she's after. Oh, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and she'll go Maleficent on you and turn into a DRAGON if you mess with her.]]



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', "witch" is one of the titles that stays with the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Troll Empress]], [[spoiler: even in other universes]]. This is in direct contrast with Feferi, her descendant, and Jade, [[spoiler: her great-granddaughter by adoption]], both of whom are {{Cute Witch}}es.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', "witch" is one of the titles that stays with the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Troll Empress]], [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even in other universes]]. This is in direct contrast with Feferi, her descendant, and Jade, [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her great-granddaughter by adoption]], both of whom are {{Cute Witch}}es.
29th Oct '17 9:36:19 PM GlassRain
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* Another partial monkeywrench is the Prarie Witch, a forties-era villain created by James Robinson in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''. She's leggy and sexy and doesn't actually practice magic, but she's got the green skin, hat, and flying broom.

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* Another partial monkeywrench is the Prarie Prairie Witch, a forties-era villain created by James Robinson in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''. She's leggy and sexy and doesn't actually practice magic, but she's got the green skin, hat, and flying broom.
23rd Sep '17 12:47:46 PM nombretomado
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** See also the entire country of Irrisen, imagine if BabaYaga took over Russia with an army of Trolls, Frost Giants, icy Fairies and Giant Wolves, then left her daughters in charge.

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** See also the entire country of Irrisen, imagine if BabaYaga Literature/BabaYaga took over Russia with an army of Trolls, Frost Giants, icy Fairies and Giant Wolves, then left her daughters in charge.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk9EEpPQ7A4&list=PLQKlHp9A8xVTRbu_ZejFngB7EhEWhgPDo&index=10 Tamara Samsonova]], the "Granny Ripper," who murdered at least 11 victims, allegedly including her own husband. She not only cooked and ate body parts, but was a practitioner of black magic and astrology, even tearing out pages from her spell books and including them with some of the bodies. In her own country, she is often called "BabaYaga" in reference to the fairytale character.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk9EEpPQ7A4&list=PLQKlHp9A8xVTRbu_ZejFngB7EhEWhgPDo&index=10 Tamara Samsonova]], the "Granny Ripper," who murdered at least 11 victims, allegedly including her own husband. She not only cooked and ate body parts, but was a practitioner of black magic and astrology, even tearing out pages from her spell books and including them with some of the bodies. In her own country, she is often called "BabaYaga" "Literature/BabaYaga" in reference to the fairytale character.
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