History YMMV / TheWorstWitch

31st Aug '17 12:06:55 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing Hardbroom to Snape is a bit of a BerserkButton and best avoided if at all possible.

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** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing Hardbroom to Snape is a bit of a BerserkButton and best avoided if at all possible. The movie version invites comparison to Alan Rickman's portrayal of Snape just from the performance, whether you think the characters are similar or not.
27th Aug '17 1:13:11 PM Roo
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** Not to mention Miss Hardbroom and Miss Pentangle from the 2017 series, whose former friendship is presented more as a former ''romance,'' just without using that word.
7th Aug '17 7:40:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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25th Jun '17 2:50:29 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* NarmCharm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhuPn8_d0Q Tim Curry's song]]. Awful effects? Check. Cramming in every single word that may or may not rhye with Halloween (up to tamporine)? Check. Having Creator/TimCurry sing a hammy and catchy song. Check.

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* NarmCharm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhuPn8_d0Q Tim Curry's song]]. Awful effects? Check. Cramming in every single word that may or may not rhye rhyme with Halloween (up to tamporine)? Check. Having Creator/TimCurry sing a hammy and catchy song. song? Check.
25th Jun '17 2:49:36 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* NarmCharm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhuPn8_d0Q Tim Curry's song]]. Awful effects? Check. Cramming in every single word that may or may not rhye with Halloween (up to tamporine)? Check. Having Creator/TimCurry sing a hammy and catchy song. Check.
1st Apr '17 7:14:59 AM fearlessnikki
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish. And then there's the third group who are arguably a mix of both sides of the argument, thinking that while his past makes his motivations understandable, he does need to check his behaviour.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: AuthorsSavingThrow: The 2017 series remedies a bad case of FridgeLogic as to the witches blatantly flying on brooms everywhere, despite ''Weirdsister College'' stressing TheMasquerade. Broomsticks are enchanted so that non-magical people can't see them in flight.
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
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Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish. And then there's the third group who are arguably a mix of both sides of the argument, thinking that while his past makes his motivations understandable, he does need to check his behaviour.



* CounterpartComparison: Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.
** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing Hardbroom to Snape is a bit of a {{BerserkButton}} and best avoided if at all possible.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drusilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.
** Arguably it can be said that 'all' the teachers would fit under this tropes, as this series is written largely from Mildred's point of view, and she does not often get on with her teachers even with the best of intentions.

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* CounterpartComparison: CounterpartComparison:
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Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.
** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing Hardbroom to Snape is a bit of a {{BerserkButton}} BerserkButton and best avoided if at all possible.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drusilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.
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Arguably it can be said that 'all' ''all'' the teachers would fit under this tropes, as this series is written largely from Mildred's point of view, and she does not often get on with her teachers even with the best of intentions. intentions.
** Drucilla made just one brief appearance in the fourth book. But her popularity due to an expanded role in the TV series led to Jill Murphy featuring her in more books.



* FanPreferredCouple: While pairings regarding Mildred herself will be varied within the fandom, older fans - particularly those who grew up with the 1998 iTV series - seem to have a preference for Miss Hardbroom/Miss Drill. It remains to be seen if this will carry over with the 2017 CBBC series.

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* FanPreferredCouple: FanPreferredCouple:
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While pairings regarding Mildred herself will be varied within the fandom, older fans - particularly those who grew up with the 1998 iTV series - seem to have a preference for Miss Hardbroom/Miss Drill. It remains to be seen if this will carry over with the 2017 CBBC series.



* FridgeBrilliance: The most obvious example would be seen in the portrayal of Miss Hardbroom in the adaptations. While Mildred sees her as a teacher who hates her, the audience are shown that this is not the case, it's simply that Miss Hardbroom thinks that the girl keeps jumping into trouble without thinking about the consequence (this is outright confirmed in the first episode of ''Weirdsister College''.) But of course that wouldn't be obvious in the books - they're all from Mildred's point of view.

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance:
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The most obvious example would be seen in the portrayal of Miss Hardbroom in the adaptations. While Mildred sees her as a teacher who hates her, the audience are shown that this is not the case, it's simply that Miss Hardbroom thinks that the girl keeps jumping into trouble without thinking about the consequence (this is outright confirmed in the first episode of ''Weirdsister College''.) But of course that wouldn't be obvious in the books - they're all from Mildred's point of view.



** The 2017 gives a new case: it's stated in the books that it is tradition for girls to fly into Cackle's. However, as there is the strong implication that magic is not widely known, it can often be asked why no one has spotted a girl on a broomstick before, especially in the village near Cackles. According to the 2017 series, it is because the broomsticks are made to have enchantments that prevent non-magical people from seeing them in flight.
* HilariousInHindsight: Fairuza Balk playing the titular Worst Witch in the TV movie. She would go onto become a practising Wiccan in real life later - and would play an Ethel type in ''Film/TheCraft''.

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** The 2017 gives a new case: it's stated in the books that it is tradition for girls to fly into Cackle's. However, as there is the strong implication that magic is not widely known, it can often be asked why no one has spotted a girl on a broomstick before, especially in the village near Cackles. According to the 2017 series, it is because the broomsticks are made to have enchantments that prevent non-magical people from seeing them in flight.
* HilariousInHindsight:
Fairuza Balk playing the titular Worst Witch in the TV movie. She would go onto become a practising Wiccan in real life later - and would play an Ethel type in ''Film/TheCraft''.



* IronWoobie: Miss Drill if you think about it. She's one of the few non-witch members of staff (in the TV show anyway) and is constantly at odds with Miss Hardbroom. Although she experiences plenty of FantasticRacism, she just keeps on with her job and trying to do her best.

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* IronWoobie: IronWoobie:
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Miss Drill if you think about it. She's one of the few non-witch members of staff (in the TV show anyway) and is constantly at odds with Miss Hardbroom. Although she experiences plenty of FantasticRacism, she just keeps on with her job and trying to do her best.



* UncertainAudience: The spin-off ''Weirdsister College''. It's DarkerAndEdgier, Georgina Sherrington claiming it was aimed at a slightly older crowd. But the acting and effects are still quite similar to the parent show, alienating a lot of potential older viewers. Meanwhile the show was a bit too dark and serious for the crowd who had grown up with ''The Worst Witch''.
** Though that's not to say that it does not have its' own fans, and the idea of magical education beyond the high school level being shown is one that was happily received.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: As noted below ''Weirdsister College'' was TooGoodToLast, and the idea of expanding on magical education beyond the high school level was one that could have been tapped into.
* UncertainAudience: The spin-off ''Weirdsister College''. It's DarkerAndEdgier, Georgina Sherrington claiming it was aimed at a slightly older crowd. But the acting and effects are still quite similar to the parent show, alienating a lot of potential older viewers. Meanwhile the show was a bit too dark and serious for the crowd who had grown up with ''The Worst Witch''.
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Witch''. Though that's not to say that it does not have its' its own fans, and the idea of magical education beyond the high school level being shown is one that was happily received.
13th Jan '17 6:25:41 PM scottishdreamergirl
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* AdaptationDisplacement: While the books are very popular, the 1998 iTV series tends to be a little better known. A lot of details from the show - like Miss Bat and Miss Drill's AdaptationPersonalityChange, Maud's surname being Moonshine, Ethel being a RichBitch - are mistaken as book canon. Jill Murphy even ran with it, notably expanding Drusilla's role in books written after the TV series. The TV movie is mostly forgotten, except for a few nostalgic fans.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: While the books are very popular, the 1998 iTV series tends to be a little better known. A lot of details from the show - like Miss Bat and Miss Drill's AdaptationPersonalityChange, Maud's surname being Moonshine, Ethel being a RichBitch - are mistaken as book canon. Jill Murphy even ran with it, notably expanding Drusilla's role in books written after the TV series. The TV movie is mostly forgotten, except for a few nostalgic fans.



** Miss Hardbroom's attitude towards Mildred is also up for debate. There's reason to believe she just has a vendetta against the girl - as there are a lot of incidents where she shows blatant favouritism to Ethel and is quick to punish Mildred without giving the latter the benefit of the doubt. One has to wonder how much of Mildred's ineptitude stems from HB's treatment of her. On the other hand, Miss Hardbroom is always happy whenever Mildred does well in class - and she'll always sincerely thank Mildred whenever she saves the day. So it might be that HB thinks Millie is BrilliantButLazy too - and her dislike could be that she thinks Mildred is wasting her potential. It can be argued that the 1998 iTV series' Miss Hardbroom is portrayed with this attitude in mind
** With regards to Ethel and Drusilla, how much does Ethel care for her? There are times when Ethel seems to view her as a servant rather than a friend. Other episodes show that she does seem to care for her to some extent. Given that Ethel has no other friends, and appears to be a bit of a DaddysGirl, it's possible she wants a friend but doesn't know how to behave towards one. The books seem to regard them as allies only, as the other girls find Ethel's attitude too much.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish. And then there's the third group who are arguably a mix of both sides of the argument, thinking that while his past makes his motivations understandable, he does need to check his behaviour. (There is also the argument once presented that having The Whisperer trapped in the walls of his dorm room all year did not do much for Hobbes' own sanity, but that is for WMG)

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** Miss Hardbroom's attitude towards Mildred is also up for debate. There's reason to believe she just has a vendetta against the girl - as there are a lot of incidents where she shows blatant favouritism to Ethel and is quick to punish Mildred without giving the latter the benefit of the doubt. One has to wonder how much of Mildred's ineptitude stems from HB's Hardbroom's treatment of her. On the other hand, Miss Hardbroom is always happy whenever Mildred does well in class - and she'll always sincerely thank Mildred whenever she saves the day. So it might be that HB Hardbroom thinks Millie is BrilliantButLazy too - and her dislike could be that she thinks Mildred is wasting her potential. It can be argued that the 1998 iTV series' Miss Hardbroom is portrayed with this attitude in mind
mind. Also a case of FridgeBrilliance: of course Mildred would see her stern teacher as unnecessarily harsh, she's the one who's often in trouble. As the audience we are allowed to see that there is more to HB than her strict attitude, and high standards.
** With regards to Ethel and Drusilla, how much does Ethel care for her? There are times when Ethel seems to view her as a servant rather than a friend. Other episodes show that she does seem to care for her to some extent. Given that Ethel has no other friends, and appears to be a bit of a DaddysGirl, it's possible she wants a friend but doesn't know how to behave towards one. The books seem to regard them as allies only, as the other girls find Ethel's attitude too much.
much. The 2017 also suggests in it's first episode that Ethel may have a slight inferiority complex, due to living in the shadow of her equally brilliant older sister. However, it can be said that Ethel's sister seems a little wary of Ethel, so whether or not this is the case remans to be see.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish. And then there's the third group who are arguably a mix of both sides of the argument, thinking that while his past makes his motivations understandable, he does need to check his behaviour. (There is also the argument once presented that having The Whisperer trapped in the walls of his dorm room all year did not do much for Hobbes' own sanity, but that is for WMG)



* CounterpartComparison:
** Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.
** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing HB to Snape is a bit of a {{BeserkButton}} and best avoided if at all possible.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drusilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.

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* CounterpartComparison:
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CounterpartComparison: Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.
** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking - or at least having a complicated attitude towards - the main character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing HB Hardbroom to Snape is a bit of a {{BeserkButton}} {{BerserkButton}} and best avoided if at all possible.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
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EnsembleDarkhorse: Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drusilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.



* FridgeBrilliance:

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* FridgeBrilliance:FridgeBrilliance: The most obvious example would be seen in the portrayal of Miss Hardbroom in the adaptations. While Mildred sees her as a teacher who hates her, the audience are shown that this is not the case, it's simply that Miss Hardbroom thinks that the girl keeps jumping into trouble without thinking about the consequence (this is outright confirmed in the first episode of ''Weirdsister College''.) But of course that wouldn't be obvious in the books - they're all from Mildred's point of view.



** The 2017 gives a new case: it's stated in the books that it is tradition for girls to fly into Cackle's. However, as there is the strong implication that magic is not widely known, it can often be asked why no one has spotted a girl on a broomstick before, especially in the village near Cackles. According to the 2017 series, it is because the broomsticks are made to have enchantments that prevent non-magical people from seeing them in flight.



*** The 2017 CBBC incarnation of the show casts Bella Ramsey as Mildred Hubble. Surely this means, if Cackle's faces any trouble, Mildred can simply call on her banners...

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*** ** The 2017 CBBC incarnation of the show casts Bella Ramsey as Mildred Hubble. Surely this means, if Cackle's faces any trouble, Mildred can simply call on her banners...



** Mildred herself could also be considered as an example of this trope. Even though it seems as if the world is against her trying to become a witch, she constantly continues to push herself forward. In the television adaptations, she is also a victim of FantasticRacism, being a magical person from a non-magical family. It's implied that this is rare, and Mildred is stated to be the first student of such background in Cackle's.



** Dyllis Mustardseed in ''The New Worst Witch''.

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** Dyllis Mustardseed in ''The New Worst Witch''. It's very hard not to feel sympathy for Dyllis. She's a nervous flyer in a school that insists on broomstick flying as a mandatory exercise, seems to fade into the background a lot, and doesn't seem to be especially brilliant in any of her subjects. The poor girl willingly spends time with Belladonna even though she knows the girl treats her as a servant simply because she has no other friends. She ends up taking a powerful potions book from the library as it contains the recepie for a popularity potion. When Hettie is in danger of being expelled, she comes forward with the truth and, thankfully, from that moment on she seems to be included as a sometimes fourth to that group of friends. When the writers remember.
12th Jan '17 2:41:36 PM scottishdreamergirl
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* AdaptationDisplacement: While the books are very popular, the TV series tends to be a little better known. A lot of details from the show - like Miss Bat and Miss Drill's AdaptationPersonalityChange, Maud's name being Moonshine, Ethel being a RichBitch - are mistaken as book canon. Jill Murphy even ran with it, notably expanding Drucilla's role in books written after the TV series. The TV movie is mostly forgotten, except for a few nostalgic fans.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: While the books are very popular, the TV 1998 iTV series tends to be a little better known. A lot of details from the show - like Miss Bat and Miss Drill's AdaptationPersonalityChange, Maud's name surname being Moonshine, Ethel being a RichBitch - are mistaken as book canon. Jill Murphy even ran with it, notably expanding Drucilla's Drusilla's role in books written after the TV series. The TV movie is mostly forgotten, except for a few nostalgic fans.



** Mildred's status as the Worst Witch in the school is up for debate. On the one hand, she is quite bad at a few things. But on the other, she seems to be mainly bad in the school environment. The main problems the teachers have with her is that she's accident prone, occasionally lazy and quick to break the rules. Once she's got the proper theory down, she doesn't seem to have any problem casting magic in the field. She also notably gets over her fear of heights through consistent broomstick flying - suggesting she might be BrilliantButLazy and fully capable of getting high marks if she applies herself.
** There's Miss Hardbroom's attitude towards Mildred too. There's reason to believe she just has a vendetta against the girl - as there are a lot of incidents where she shows blatant favouritism to Ethel and is quick to punish Mildred without giving the latter the benefit of the doubt. One has to wonder how much of Mildred's ineptitude stems from HB's treatment of her. On the other hand, Miss Hardbroom is always happy whenever Mildred does well in class - and she'll always sincerely thank Mildred whenever she saves the day. So it might be that HB thinks Millie is BrilliantButLazy too - and her dislike could be that she thinks Mildred is wasting her potential.
** With regards to Ethel and Drucilla, how much does Ethel care for her? There are times when Ethel seems to view her as a servant rather than a friend. Other episodes show that she does seem to care for her to some extent. Given that Ethel has no other friends, and appears to be a bit of a DaddysGirl, it's possible she wants a friend but doesn't know how to behave towards one.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish.

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** Mildred's status as the Worst Witch in the school is up for debate. On the one hand, she is quite bad at a few things. But on the other, she seems to be mainly bad in the school environment. The main problems the that her teachers have with her is that she's accident prone, occasionally lazy and quick to break the rules. Once she's got the proper theory down, she doesn't seem to have any problem casting magic in the field. She also notably gets over her fear of heights through consistent broomstick flying - suggesting she might be BrilliantButLazy and fully capable of getting high marks if she applies herself.
herself. This is also shown in the 2017 series within the first episode, wherein Mildred is quite capable of creating a Levitation Potion correctly the first time she does so, simply because she is applying her fully to working on said potion.
** There's Miss Hardbroom's attitude towards Mildred too.is also up for debate. There's reason to believe she just has a vendetta against the girl - as there are a lot of incidents where she shows blatant favouritism to Ethel and is quick to punish Mildred without giving the latter the benefit of the doubt. One has to wonder how much of Mildred's ineptitude stems from HB's treatment of her. On the other hand, Miss Hardbroom is always happy whenever Mildred does well in class - and she'll always sincerely thank Mildred whenever she saves the day. So it might be that HB thinks Millie is BrilliantButLazy too - and her dislike could be that she thinks Mildred is wasting her potential.
potential. It can be argued that the 1998 iTV series' Miss Hardbroom is portrayed with this attitude in mind
** With regards to Ethel and Drucilla, Drusilla, how much does Ethel care for her? There are times when Ethel seems to view her as a servant rather than a friend. Other episodes show that she does seem to care for her to some extent. Given that Ethel has no other friends, and appears to be a bit of a DaddysGirl, it's possible she wants a friend but doesn't know how to behave towards one.
one. The books seem to regard them as allies only, as the other girls find Ethel's attitude too much.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish. And then there's the third group who are arguably a mix of both sides of the argument, thinking that while his past makes his motivations understandable, he does need to check his behaviour. (There is also the argument once presented that having The Whisperer trapped in the walls of his dorm room all year did not do much for Hobbes' own sanity, but that is for WMG)
** Any replacement teacher (or actor) is more likely to become a subject of this trope. Especially when it comes to fan favourite, Miss Hardbroom.



** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking -- or at least having a complicated attitude towards -- the main character).

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** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking -- - or at least having a complicated attitude towards -- - the main character).character). However, among certain circles of the fandom, comparing HB to Snape is a bit of a {{BeserkButton}} and best avoided if at all possible.



** Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drucilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.

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** Miss Bat is the most popular of the teachers with fans. It's quite surprising given that she made one appearance in the books. Likewise Drucilla Drusilla was well received - enough for Jill Murphy to feature her more in books that were written after the TV series.series.
** Arguably it can be said that 'all' the teachers would fit under this tropes, as this series is written largely from Mildred's point of view, and she does not often get on with her teachers even with the best of intentions.



* FanPreferredCouple: Mildred and Ben from ''Weirdsister College''.

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* FanPreferredCouple: While pairings regarding Mildred herself will be varied within the fandom, older fans - particularly those who grew up with the 1998 iTV series - seem to have a preference for Miss Hardbroom/Miss Drill. It remains to be seen if this will carry over with the 2017 CBBC series.
** Also popular, again among that particular circle of fans, seems to be Fenny
and Ben from ''Weirdsister College''.Gris, the two friends who are never seen without the other. It's very easy to read a relationship into that. Though, considering that Cackle's is an all-girl's school, it would be easy to read any friendship as romantic.



** Felicity Jones originally played Ethel Hallow in the 1998 iTV series. Ethel is very much a stickler for the rules, and loathe to disobey authority. Fast-forward 18 years, and Ms Jones is appearing in ''Film/RogueOne'', fighting against the Empire - very much the authority in the galaxy.
*** The 2017 CBBC incarnation of the show casts Bella Ramsey as Mildred Hubble. Surely this means, if Cackle's faces any trouble, Mildred can simply call on her banners...



** This is also seen to be the attitude between Miss Hardbroom and Miss Drill.



* TheScrappy: Jadu has very few fans in comparison to the rest of the main cast - mainly due to her role as TheGenericGuy and her actress's wooden delivery.

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* TheScrappy: Jadu has very few fans in comparison to the rest of the main cast - mainly due to her role as TheGenericGuy and her actress's wooden delivery.delivery, as well as lack of focus until the very end of the series



** The flying effects on the TV show zig zag between this and being respectable enough for the era.

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** The flying effects on the 1998 TV show zig zag between this and this, while being respectable enough for the era.era, especially on the small budget allocated to the children's TV show.



** Though that's not to say that it does not have its' own fans, and the idea of magical education beyond the high school level being shown is one that was happily received.



** Mildred herself also has some aspects of this, since some of the staff seem to want her to fail. In the Season 1 finale when Miss Cackle appears to have gotten sick of her, Millie looks like she needs a hug. Ditto for the HalloweenEpisode where the whole school turns on her for her pratfall at the display.

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** Mildred herself also has some aspects of this, since some of the staff seem to want her to fail. In the Season 1 finale of the 1998 series when Miss Cackle appears to have gotten sick of her, Millie looks like she needs a hug. Ditto for the HalloweenEpisode where the whole school turns on her for her pratfall at the display. This also continues in the 2017 series, where Mildred seems heartbroken when she is faced with the knowledge - in the first episode - that while she can see this magical world, she cannot be part of it due to failing the entry exams for Cackle's.
21st Aug '16 2:06:11 PM Roo
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* CounterpartComparison: Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.

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* CounterpartComparison: CounterpartComparison:
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Given the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' similarities, Ethel gets compared to both Draco Malfoy (for being TheRival who's also a RichBitch) and Hermione (for being an AcademicAlphaBitch). It's theorised by some fans that Ethel is what Hermione would be if she had never made friends with Harry and Ron.Ron.
** Even more blatantly, Miss Hardbroom gets compared to both Minerva [=McGonagall=] (for being the stern, no-nonsense Deputy Headmistress) and Severus Snape (for teaching Potions and for heavily disliking -- or at least having a complicated attitude towards -- the main character).
14th Aug '16 4:45:21 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDisplacement: While the books are very popular, the TV series tends to be a little better known. A lot of details from the show - like Miss Bat and Miss Drill's AdaptationPersonalityChange, Maud's name being Moonshine, Ethel being a RichBitch - are mistaken as book canon. Jill Murphy even ran with it, notably expanding Drucilla's role in books written after the TV series. The TV movie is mostly forgotten, except for a few nostalgic fans.



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPantsTreatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Hobbes from ''Weirdsister College''. Some give him the DracoInLeatherPantsTreatment DracoInLeatherPants treatment due to his FreudianExcuse. Others find that it doesn't justify his awful behaviour and think he's unnecessarily dickish.



* IronWoobie: Miss Drill if you think about it. She's one of the few non-witch members of staff (in the TV show anyway) and is constantly at odds with Miss Hardbroom. Although she experiences plenty of FantasticRacism, she just keeps on with her job and trying to do her best.



** Sybill Hallow. Mildred herself also has some aspects of this.

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** Sybill Hallow. It's clear she has high standards to live up to, and she finds Cackle's terrifying at first. The fact that her sister is so embarrassed by her that she changes her appearance in the hopes no one will know they were related just adds to it. This line sums up Sybil perfectly.
--> "All I want is a sister. A real sister. Not a bossy-boots like Ethel."
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Mildred herself also has some aspects of this.this, since some of the staff seem to want her to fail. In the Season 1 finale when Miss Cackle appears to have gotten sick of her, Millie looks like she needs a hug. Ditto for the HalloweenEpisode where the whole school turns on her for her pratfall at the display.
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