The characters of W.I.T.C.H. From the Guardians to their families.


[[folder:As a whole]]

The group consists of five teenage girls who were chosen by the Oracle to become the new guardians of Kandrakar, which means they protect Kandrakar from people and creatures who wish to cause harm to it. For this purpose, they have been given powers over the five elements; Energy, Water, Fire, Earth and Air. The guardians' names are: Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin, whose initials form the title acronym W.I.T.C.H.
* {{Action Girl}}s: Even when they're not in Guardian form.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Each in their own way.
%%* AmazonBrigade: When they transform.
* BadassAdorable: They're all are {{Adorkable}} cuties protecting the worlds.
* BadassCrew: They are the Guardians of the Veil and know how to kick ass.
* BadassFamily: However, they consider one another like family.
* BadassTeacher: Only in the comics. They temporarily become teachers to other kids with magical abilities in the eighth saga.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Cornelia (Blonde); Irma, Taranee, and Hay Lin (Brunette); Will (Redhead).
* BullyHunter: Initially it was only Will and Cornelia, but the others became involved in keeping Uriah and co. at bay pretty soon.
* CovertPervert: Too many instances to list. Just go to the [[Radar/{{WITCH}} Radar]] subpage and remember it's not even half of what they've done.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: The Guardian outfits only have in common the wings, purple shoes, leggings striped in two shades of green, and tops and bottoms being coloured either aqua green or purple (pink in the cartoon), plus exposed stomach for the first outfits and some kind of gloves in the New Power outfits. Everything else is different... And the end result is ''always'' sexy.
* ADayInTheLimelight: They each get their own personal story in Lene Kaaberbøl's novels.
* DeadpanSnarker: They all have their moments with Irma as the most sarcastic and Hay Lin as the least.
* DudeMagnet: All of them have caught the attention of more than one guy.
* EvilTwin: Has happened about three times:
** "The Mogriffs" had the girls being impersonated by scapegoating and vicious creatures called, "Mogriffs". They were summoned by Phobos to trick his sister into thinking they wanted to hurt them.
** "I is for Illusion" had Nerissa pretending to be each of the girls in order to shatter the bond between them.
** "P is for Protectors" Nerissa again pretended to be the girls in order for Kadma to not trust them.
* {{Flight}}: When they transform. Initially in the comic, only Hay Lin could fly, but they all get this ability in the New Power arc.
* GirlPosse: Amazingly enough, the group started (before Elyon left and Will and Taranee arrived) as the closest thing [[LovableAlphaBitch Cornelia]] had to one. Closest thing because, just as Cornelia wasn't an AlphaBitch, the girls were true friends with their own opinions and the only ones to care about fashion were Hay Lin (who makes her own clothes) and Cornelia.
* GirlPosse: Amazingly enough, the group started as [[LovableAlphaBitch Cornelia]]'s de-facto girl posse, before Elyon left and Will and Taranee arrived.
* HealingFactor: In the comic they have "Xing-Jing's Gift", that allow them to heal faster than usual, not feel the fatigue from the transformation, and over time healed Taranee's sight.
* KidHero They start off at the ages of 12 and 13.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: A prominent non-anime example.
* MakeMeWannaShout: How they defeat the White Queen.
* NiceGirl: Despite some of their flaws, all of the girls are brave, loyal, and will fight against anyone who does wrong: Be it either human bullies or more superhuman versions of bullies.
* OlderAlterEgo: The Guardian forms.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Well before ever meeting each other they were connected through the previous generation of Guardians, as Yan Lin personally knew three of them and Kadma and Halinor were keeping tabs on Will and Taranee through the people helped by their charity.
* PersonalityPowers: Yan Lin explains they all have personality powers: Irma got water because it can't be contained (like Irma when she decides to do something), Taranee got fire because she's the only one reliable enough to be trusted with it (as Cedric points out once, when Taranee gets pissed you must RUN. And he did so), Cornelia got Earth because she tends to function with hard logic, and Hay Lin got Air because she's a dreamer. Will's power remains unexplained until the New Power saga of the comic, when her 'Energy' power is finally defined as that which unites the elements and leads them, balancing between their different personalities. Will fits this archetype after her character develops.
* PhysicalGoddess: Where Will, as the Keeper of the Heart, had the potential from the start, the whole group reaches this level in the New Power arc, as shown when Hay Lin ''picked an hurricane and closed it in a small paper box''.
* PowerGivesYouWings: In the comic [[WingsDoNothing the wings were useless]] (except with Hay Lin) until the New Power arc. In the Arkhanta arc they even [[LampshadeHanging admitted they had no idea why they had wings]].
* PowerOfFriendship: {{Justified|Trope}}. The stronger the bond between the Guardians, the stronger they are when fighting evil. A recurring theme in the comics and show.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Irma (in the comic book) and Cornelia (in the cartoon) have both noticed how their Guardian forms are useful to get noticed by older boys.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Their Guardian uniforms, though they look more pink in the animated series.
* SexierAlterEgo: In Guardian form they don't just become older, they get the body they dream of. Made most evident by Will's ''actual'' older form (shown in two possible futures) being less busty than the Guardian form, Irma's Guardian form being skinnier than the actual Irma, and the Guardian form of Cornelia, who is the one who is actually happy with her body shape, simply being an OlderAlterEgo with RapunzelHair and wings.
* ShesGotLegs: Their outfits emphatize their shapely legs in different ways.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: While a few of them fall under AllGirlsWantBadBoys, ''all'' of them really want a sweet guy to be with ultimately.
* TeensAreShort: Downplayed. Each of them are short, but that's probably because of puberty.
* TownGirls: Femme - Cornelia, Neither - Will, Taranee and Hay Lin, Butch - Irma.
* TrueCompanions: Even when they fight, that won't stop them from making up later on.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Many of their enemies tend to underestimate the girls. Big mistake.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Mildly deconstructed: all of their personal lives suffer for their Guardianship, especially Will and Cornelia. The former has to deal with leadership and the trials of having a single parent while Cornelia has had to sacrifice time from her figure-skating career to save the world. Taranee actually quit at one point because she didn't like the way Candracar treated them and Cornelia has repeatedly shown she'd drop the job if she didn't feel indebted to help the others. Irma and Hay Lin have the least conflicts but even they have their share of problems. Despite these troubles, [[{{Reconstruction}} they still pull together and get the job done while handling their personal lives]].
* WingsDoNothing: Initially their wings are useless in the comics.

[[folder:Wilhelmina/Wilma "Will" Vandom]]

->Voiced by: Kelly Stables
->And, uh, lightning!

The Quintessence Guardian, and the main protagonist. She holds the Heart of Kandrakar, which gives the other girls the power to transform into their guardian forms.
* ACupAngst: She's insecure about her lack of a noticeable bust and prefers being in her Guardian form due to the BreastExpansion it gives her.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the comics, Will's eyes were brown, but become ''red'' in the cartoon.
* AdaptationNameChange: A minor note. In the comics, her full name was "Wilhelmina"; it was changed to "Wilma" in the cartoon.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The comics showed that Will' s friends from Fadden Hills only hanged out with her because they felt sorry for her parents being divorced. They didn't even like her. It was never shown if this happened to the cartoon Will. One of her enemies tried to trick her into thinking this would eventually happen with the other Guardians, but the Oracle assured her that even ''he'' could not see what the future would be.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She's on the slightly dark shade of DarkSkinnedRedhead.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: WordOfGod states that she's the strongest of the five because she has control over Quintessence.
* BadassInCharge: The leader of the Guardians and the most powerful of all of them. Inverted in season one of the show as she had no offensive powers, played straight in season two when she gets [[LightningCanDoAnything Quintessence]].
* BadassNormal: In season 1, but in season 2, not anymore since she gets her Quintessence powers. Averted in the comic, where she has those powers from the start.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sweet, shy, not entirely confident girl. She will mess you up if you harm or threaten her inner circle, believe it. Case in point: her treatment of [[spoiler: Phobos]] in the fourth story arc. After he gave her an hell of a MindRape, she reacted by nearly ''torturing him to death'', and only spared him because she remembered just in time that [[spoiler: [[FreakyFridayFlip he wasn't in his real body]] and had to fix that situation]]. He escapes, but in their next encounter he finds himself at her mercy and has barely enough time for a BigNo before she ''[[DeaderThanDead disintegrates his soul]]''. Ouch...
* BookDumb: Especially math. A "C" grade is pretty good for her, according to Hay Lin.
* BullyHunter: Most evident in the comic: when seeing Uriah and his gang tormenting a dormouse she chased them away, and when she thought they had returned she immediately turned violent ([[MeetCute it was actually Matt]]). She and Cornelia will later involve their friends in the activity of keeping Uriah and co. from tormenting people.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: A recurring theme in both the comic and the show is that Will has the extra burdens of being the Keeper of the Heart in addition to the usual Guardian duties. This becomes more manageable over time as the girls become a stronger team.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** From the TV series -- By season 2, Will was able ''[[spoiler:to effortlessly manipulate Phobos]]''. She has even has tone down a lot of her HotBlooded tendencies.
** From the comics -- Will finally finding out how much of a jerk her father is, is what starts her not being so angry at her mother anymore and their relationship improves.
* CharacterTics: In the cartoon, Will blows up her hair in frustration.
* TheChessmaster: Has a stint in the second season of the cartoon, and actually succeeded at [[spoiler: playing Phobos like a fiddle]]. If only [[spoiler: Cedric]] hadn't seen that coming and decided to try his luck as the conqueror of the world...
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's ''really'' jealous of Matt, causing her to use her powers to sabotage perceived rivals or [[CrowningMomentOfFunny throw cakes on their heads directly from Kandrakar]].
* ClosetGeek: If the European opening is to be believed, Will has [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire the Hoenn starters]] as her bedroom wallpaper.
* CoolBigSis: To William, her half-brother. She was a little hesitant about him at first, but quickly bonds with him after he is born.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the animated series. ''Usually'' not RedEyesTakeWarning, but if you hit her BerserkButton enough...
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: Lighter-skinned than most examples, but she fits.
* DeadpanSnarker: More on the deadpan side.
* ElementNumberFive: Quintessence in the show, pretty much the same thing but used as LifeEnergy and ShockAndAwe.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The cartoon reveals that her mother calls her, "Pink Perky Poopy Pumpkin".
* EveryoneHatesMathematics: Her worst subject is math.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Cobalt Blue.
* FieryRedhead: Can be emotional at times and prone to outbursts. Ironically, she seems to have inherited this from her responsible dark-haired mother than her calmer, but less reliable red-haired father.
* FriendlessBackground: In the comic she came to Heatherfield after effectively losing almost all her old friends when her parents divorced (she just kept ''one'', but that is revealed much later).
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Her powers give her a strong connection to animals.
* AGirlAndHerX: A Girl And Her Dormouse. More so in the comics, until he dies. Only for a short time in the cartoon.
* {{Glamour}}: She has this ability, and has occasionally used it for disguising purpose.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: But in the second season she gains [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and technopathic skills. Plus, the show Guardians can only transform when Will uses the Heart of [=KandraKar=].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Shown more in the comics. Will often has doubts over her physical appearance, and has said on more than one occasion that she doesn't consider herself beautiful.
* HotBlooded: Prone to being emotional than rational.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She still has to miss a target, but the best (and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]]) instance was when she saw a girl who was hitting on Matt while she was away and [[ClingyJealousGirl hit her with a cake thrown from Kandrakar]], after [[LampshadeHanging remarking she had a good aim]] when Irma doubted her ability to pull it off.
* TheLeader: She's the Keeper of the Heart, and therefore the leader of the Guardians.
* LethalChef: Her mother and Matt are terrified by her attempts at cooking because she's as bad as [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]] in her first attempts. Or maybe worse: Akane never confused powdered soap with flour...
* LightningCanDoAnything: In its most basic form, the Quintessence power just shoots lightning. But it can also animate nonliving things, bring life to technology, giving them their own personalities, turn astral drops into real, living beings, and quite a few other things.
* MamaBear: She doesn't take threats against her little brother very well. At all.
* MeaningfulName:
** Wilhelmina can be interpreted to mean "protector."
** Will also counts. There's even a villain who claimed that fifth element is willpower.
* MixedAncestry: Her father is white and her mother is a still, unspecified ethnicity. Fanon likes to see her as being Middle Eastern.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Prior to the point where Will's element in the TransformationSequence became "quintessence", it was variously heard as "it worked", "big hook", and various other odd phrases. Closed captioning programs had particular difficulty with it. It's changed so that it's audible as "the heart" eventually.
* NamesTheSame: InUniverse. As her half-brother William, at least in their shortened versions. This led to amusing results when everyone got them mixed up at a family reunion.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was her decision not to tell Elyon that the girls were Guardians and Elyon was the lost princess of Meridian, which ultimately allowed Phobos to manipulate Elyon for half the season after telling her the truth and showing her that her friends had been keeping secrets/lying. Cornelia gave her quite a bit of crap over it.
* NotAMorningPerson: Frequently in the comics and the supplementary materials mention it, too. Not as much in the show, but the European opening shows her being awoke by her alarm and immediately falling back into bed.
* NotSoDifferent: With Nerissa. Both are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals, even if it's morally wrong (especially in regards to Nerissa).
* PaintedOnPants: Her Guardian outfit from the New Power saga includes these.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She's into competitive swimming.
* PinkHeroine: She wears a combination of pink and red, wields the pink Heart of Kandrakar, has a pink transformation sequence, and gains the power of pink lightning.
* PureEnergy: Her power source in the comics.
* RedHeadedStepchild: To Dean in the comics. To Serena in the TV series. Subverted in that they both actually care about her and don't treat her like the trope, in the show she treats them with distrust until she warms up to them with one issue of the comics being about her [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming finally calling Dean "Dad!"]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: At first rejects the idea of being a Guardian, but later accepts it.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Usually prefers gender-neutral clothing, but she can dress up as easily as any of the other girls.
* ShockAndAwe: Cartoon only. In season two, Will is finally granted her own elemental ability of Quintessence (also referred to as Aether). Quintessence manifests itself in whitish blue lightning, which she can use to animate inanimate objects, fire offensive lightning bolts and produce a full body pulse, shockwave or discharge of electrical power and energy. In addition, her powers grant her the ability to talk to electrical appliances.
* ShrinkingViolet: Shows tendencies of this. However, she can be outspoken when she wants to be.
* SpiderSense:
** In the comicbooks, Will gets dizzy whenever something of dark magic is in motion or near her.
** Will was able to detect Nerissa's location in "F is for Facades", after the woman used her Quintessesnce powers.
* SuperStrength: One of her abilities includes superhuman strength.
* {{Technopath}}: Also has a strong connection to appliances.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: [[spoiler:By the end of the show she's the only member of W.I.T.C.H. that can do this, though it's justified as they were in a desperate enough situation for Will to risk using it without the years of training the technique usually requires.]] Caleb actually teaches her and the others how to do this in the comic.
* {{Tomboy}}: Enjoys sports (competitive swimming is her main interest) and frogs.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Cornelia' s Girly Girl.
* TomboyishName: {{Justified}} given how embarrassing her first name is.
* UnkemptBeauty: Her hair is the messiest of the Guardians and her boyfriend doesn't seem to mind in the least. There's a lot of scenes in the comics where Will is shown getting out of bed and her hair is a complete rat's nest... and she looks adorable.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She also doesn't take threats against her boyfriend well. At all. Shagon played this up in the animated series to make her hate him by insinuating he'd done something to Matt [[spoiler: which was true, FromACertainPointOfView]].
* VisitByDivorcedDad: In both the series and comic. [[spoiler: Played very darkly in the comics]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Averted in the comics as her power is PureEnergy, sort of played straight in the show as she has no offensive powers in the first season.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Inverted, Will's passion for frogs is so great to be one of her defining characteristics, and its appearances have become a running gag.
* YouAreGrounded: Seems to get this even more than the others, maybe because she's the only child of a single mother.

[[folder:Irma Lair]]
->Voiced by: Creator/CandiMilo

The Water Guardian. Known for being the class clown at her school, she and Cornelia have a long-standing rivalry. She is close friends with Hay Lin. Despite displaying some jealousy over his friend Martin's girlfriend (who previously had a crush on her), she was starting a relationship with Joel, Matt's bandmate. Ultimately, she chose neither and is currently dating a new character named Stephen.
* AdaptationalSexuality: Creator/GregWeisman [[WordOfGay claims]] that the animated version of the character is a lesbian, and she noticeably lacks a romantic interest. The comic counterpart has a boyfriend, however.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the form of Andrew Hornby.
* BigBreastPride: Too bad the one girl she tries to get jealous is ProudBeauty Cornelia...
* BigEater: Sometimes in the comics and she does have a definite sweet-tooth.
* BigFun: Irma was slightly chubby in the comics, DependingOnTheArtist.
%%* TheBigGuy
* BigOlEyebrows: Inherited thick eyebrows from her father.
* BookDumb: More from laziness than anything.
* BreakTheHaughty: Most seen in "G is for Garbage" and "L is for Loser", which makes her almost lose two of her friends.
* BrutalHonesty: Sometimes in the comic, which lands her in trouble in delicate situations.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the TV series, Irma is learning to control her temper. And while she has a ways to go, she ''is'' making progress.
%%* TheCharmer: See below.
* CharmPerson: One of her powers is some kind of mind control.
* ClassClown: Irma loves to joke around in school.
* CoolBigSis: Though she thinks of her brother as an AnnoyingYoungerSibling, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther she really does care for him]].
* CoolTeacher: A possible future shown in the comics is that she becomes this.
* DeadpanSnarker: Easily the snarkiest of the girls.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Her mother still calls her the nicknames she had when she was a baby.
* FunPersonified: The most willing to make her Guardian duty as fun as possible.
* GagBoobs: To the point of getting {{Lampshaded}} by the ''Italian advertisement of the comics and the official site''.
* GenkiGirl: She's quite excitable, but loses to Hay Lin.
* AGirlAndHerX: A Girl And Her Turtle. In the comics, Irma has a pet turtle, Leafy, who she tells all her secrets to.
* HairTriggerTemper: She has shown to have bad control over her temper in the TV series. On two occasions, it made her say some terrible things to her friends, Blunk and Martin. She learns to try and control it in "O is for Obedience".
* TheHeart: Sometimes [[{{ComicBook/WITCH}} in the comic book]].
* HotBlooded: Irma is probably worse than Will.
* AnIcePerson: Not in personality, but because she has control over water, Irma also has the ability to freeze (and unfreeze) anything she wants.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Her curls manages to stay up regardless what situation she's in.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Shows an egocentric attitude in "O is for Obedience", but seems to have gotten over it by the end.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Somewhat self-centered and sometimes speaks before thinking. But, is willing to admit her mistakes and has a noble heart.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Even more so in the show, Irma was the most psyched to be a Guardian.
* LifeOfTheParty: Knows how to throw a party.
* MakingASplash: Irma is the Guardian of Water.
* MissingMom: In the comics, Anna Lair is her stepmother. It's still a mystery of what happened to her birth mom.
* MostCommonSuperPower: ''Easily'' the largest of the girls in both her forms, at least in the comics.
* NoIndoorVoice: Irma might not know the definition of keeping her voice down.
* NotSoDifferent: With Cornelia. Both are stubborn and can be insensitive at times, but are [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with heart of gold]]. They also go through BreakTheHaughty moments in the cartoon version.
%%* ThePrankster
* QuirkyCurls: The tips at the end of her hair are curled.
* RapunzelHair: Her new costume gives her longer, curlier hair.
* ReallyGetsAround: A non-sexual version (thankfully) as she's had the most romances in the comics. Not at the same time, mind you.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cornelia's blue.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: In the comics, she and Anna were step-mother and step-daughter. The cartoon has them as biological mother and daughter.
* ShockJock: Known in the show as: "Lair on the Air"!
%%* {{Shorttank}}
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: In the form of Andrew Hornby.
* SitcomArchnemesis: With Cornelia, whom she calls "Corny."
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Instantly goes "boy crazy" to the guy she likes.
* SnarkKnight: Makes sassy comments when she's on and off the job of being a Guardian. But, she'll ''always'' protect the world with her friends.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Irma's name is usually spelled "Erma".
* SpicyLatina: Never explicitly said in the comics but her fashion sense and accent in the cartoon (which she shares with her brother and mother) seem to hint at this.
%%* SweetTooth
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Irma loves to eat chocolate ice cream.
%%* TheTrickster
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Cornelia.

[[folder:Taranee Cook]]
->Voiced by: Miss Kittie

The Fire Guardian, Taranee's hobbies include dancing, math, and photography. She later starts liking Nigel, a former delinquent.
* TenMinuteRetirement: In the comic, she gets increasingly frustrated with her life as a Guardian and comes to feel that she's being manipulated and used by the Oracle, and as such she quits the team, stays out of action and refuses to use her powers for several issues (though she still hangs out with the other girls and helps provide cover stories and alibies when needed). Her place on the team is temporarily filled by Orube, a warrior woman from the planet Basiliade, though the Oracle and the other girls make it clear to Taranee that she is welcome back on the team at any time.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In the comics, while she was quite reserved but her cartoon counterpart became nerdier, shyer, and even a NervousWreck.
* AffectionateNickname: Called "sugar plum" by her father in the cartoon.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Mainly Nigel, though she insists he isn't the bad guy her mother thinks he is.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: {{Averted}}. She and her older brother get along very well.
* AsianAndNerdy: She is half-Asian from her mother's side whom puts great focus on education. [[spoiler: Although Taranee is adopted and she might not be half-Asian at all]]
* BadassBookworm: She occasionally uses her smarts to defeat her enemies, especially in the show where her knowledge of science saves the day more than once.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tends to become a pyromaniac when she snaps. Cedric was rather wary of provoking her since the start, but Elyon, in the first saga, managed to get her to snap, and only survived because Cedric grabbed her and ran like hell while she freed from a bubble made specifically to keep her in.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: The most reserved of her friend. But when she snaps, she snaps '''hard'''.
* BigOlEyebrows: Inherited her thick eyebrows from her dad.
* BlackAndNerdy: Taranee is so nerdy that she can't wait for summer vacations to end!
* BlackBestFriend: To Will, in particular.
* BraidsOfAction: In the DreadlockRasta version.
* BrainyBrunette: Well, maybe she's a "brainy blunette".
* CameraFiend: {{Averted}}. One of Taranee's hobbies is photography.
* CharacterDevelopment: Especially in the show where she starts out as timid and fearful and eventually becomes a bona-fide badass and a rebellious teenager.
* CowardlyLion: In the cartoon version. Taranee gets scared easily when doing her guardian duties. [[CharacterDevelopment She grows out of it]].
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: A mother variant. She didn't approve of Taranee dating Nigel. She comes around though.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DreadlockRasta: Only in her Guardian form.
* DreadlockWarrior: In her guardian form.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: She wears beads in her hair most of the time.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The only one whose hair changes after transforming.
* FakeMixedRace: InUniverse. Taranee seems like this at first, since her mother is Asian. It's later revealed that she's [[spoiler:adopted]].
* GogglesDoNothing: After the [[HealingFactor Xing-Jing's Gift]] heals her sight in the comic she takes off the corrective lenses from her glasses and replaces them with plain ones, as just ditching her glasses would be suspicious.
* GoodGirlGoneBad: This is what her mother thinks when Taranee starts to date Nigel.
* GoodWithNumbers: Her favorite subject is mathematics.
* {{Goth}}: {{Invoked}} in the TV series. Her way of trying to not be a "good girl". Until Nigel tells her that's what he likes about her.
* HairDecorations: More so in the comics.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:The comics reveal that Taranee was adopted after a fire destroyed her biological parents' home and they couldn't care for her properly.]]
%%* HartmanHips
* HeroesWantRedheads: Her first love and boyfriend was Nigel Ashcroft, a red head. In the comics they broke up, but in the TV series they are still together.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: In "A is for Anonymous" she fears that no more Guardian life means she'll become an "anonymous wallflower" again. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Her best friends prove her wrong.]]
* InSeriesNickname: In the comics, her friends sometimes refer to her as "Tara".
* InsufferableGenius: {{Averted}}. She's one of the ''smartest'' girls you will ever know, but she isn't annoying about it.
* LovableNerd: She rather have school than summer.
* MeaningfulName: Taranee ''Cook''.
* {{Meganekko}}: She even wears glasses after transforming!
* {{Nerd Action Hero}}ine: Taranee is most nerdy girl of the group.
* NerdsAreSexy: She's a cute girl and has no problem attracting love interests. Her possible future selves are all in good shape due to her professions (dance instructor and runner). Her Guardian forms are ''definitely'' this, as she keeps her glasses in them.
* NumberTwo: Often becomes this when Will, for some reason, can't lead the group.
* OnlySaneWoman: Sometimes has to be this.
* PlayingWithFire: Taranee is the Guardian of Fire.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: In her Guardian form.
* TheQuietOne: The most reserved of her friends.
* ShrinkingViolet: More so in the cartoon adaption. Taranee is the most passive of the girls and starts off a nervous wreck. [[CharacterDevelopment She eventually learns to be more assertive.]]
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: She has blue-black hair and is a timid and reserved teenager.
%%* TheSmartGirl
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* SpecsOfAwesome: Wears glasses even when kicking butt.
* {{Telepathy}}: One of her powers and the reason why the Guardians don't need telephones to talk between them.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Taranee isn't fond of bugs. Except for butterflies, grasshopper, and crickets.
* WreathedInFlames: Her zenith form as shown in "Z is for Zenith".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The only one with blue hair (Hay Lin's hair is often described as black).

[[folder:Cornelia Hale]]
->Voiced by: Christel Khalil

The Earth Guardian, Cornelia is from a wealthy family and is easily one of the most popular girls at school. She enjoys figure skating. At first was head-over-heels for Caleb, but later on realized that they were [[JustFriends just friends]]. Later, she falls for Peter, Taranee's older brother. Averted in the cartoon, where she remains a couple with Caleb and Peter has no interest in her. Close friend with Will and best frenemy with Irma.
* TheAce: Seems like this at first: she's a beautiful blonde from a well-off family who's popular (the novelizations cite her as being one of the "Infielders" at Sheffield Institute) and a gifted figure-skater. Even her friends are a little jealous of her at times.
* AdaptationalJerkass: Cornelia is still a hero in the cartoon, but was more abrasive and rude, especially to the newcomer Will. [[CharacterDevelopment Thankfully,]] [[TookALevelInKindness she gets better.]]
* AgentScully: Doesn't believe in magic at first, and that's after about a year of strange events in her presence, effectively controlling everything that happens in her class with her will, [[MundaneUtility telekinetically cleaning her room]] without meaning, finding out that Irma can manipulate interrogations, ''seeing'' Taranee redirect a firework and stop an explosion and Yan Lin putting the Heart of Kandrakar in Will's hand, and only accepts they're doing magic after plants respond to her mood, but may have been in denial due [[IJustWantToBeNormal her preference for normality]].
* AlphaBitch: In the show. In the comics she started out as the LovableAlphaBitch.
* BattleCouple: With Caleb in the cartoon.
* BerserkButton: One of her pet peeves is [[YourCheatingHeart affairs of the heart]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Caleb in the cartoon.
* BigSisterBully: Cornelia could be a little meaner than she had to Lilian. [[spoiler: When it was revealed in "U is for Undivided" that Lilian was the Heart of Earth,]] Cornelia's attitude changed. By the end of the season 2 finale, Cornelia might have averted this trope.
* BigSisterMentor: [[spoiler: She will become this to Lillian since she is the Heart of Earth, and Cornelia is the Earth Guradian.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: More so in the cartoon and even then begins to grow out of it.
* BreakTheHaughty: Learned how her arrogant and selfish attitude almost made her suffer from them in the TV series, specifically in "F is for Facades" and "N is for Narcissist".
* BrokenAce: She is just as inexperienced in romance as the other girls and has major confidence issues when it comes to dating an older boy, at least at first. It's also shown she doesn't enjoy the spotlight as much as she thinks she would.
* BullyHunter: Her first encounter with Will (and possibly Taranee) in the comic has her chasing away a gang of bullies and it's implied that she does it often.
* ButtMonkey: If one of the guardians screws up, chances are Cornelia's the one hit in the face, or drenched in water, or otherwise screwed.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the TV series -- she becomes nicer by each episode. Losing a lot of her narcissism, selfishness, and meanness.
* CoolBigSis: When she's not fighting with Lillian, that is.
* TheCynic: For being the most grounded, she can also verge into being the most cynical.
* DeadpanSnarker: Often pointing out other people’s bad fashion tastes, as well as making jokes and sarcastic remarks.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Especially in the show.
* DishingOutDirt: The Guardian of Earth.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Her first appearance in the comic: in quick succession she muses that Irma unwittingly using magic to make sure the teachers only ask her what she has studied is something for beginners, makes an annoyed face as she asks who is the girl that Hay Lin just saluted (it's Taranee, who is at her first day at school), admits that Elyon knows more about the other transfer student (Will, who is in their class), leaves Elyon (her best friend) at the mercy of Irma and Hay Lin's crazed attempts at finding a good penitence for her bad grade, then notices that Uriah and his gang are bullying Will and Taranee and [[BullyHunter sends the bullies running with a single phrase]] before [[LovableAlphaBitch effectively adopting Will and Taranee in her group of friends]].
* EmbarrassingNickname: Irma, please stop calling her "Corny" (in the comic).
* TheFashionista: Loves shopping and nice clothes. [[AllWomenLoveShoes And especially shoes]].
* TheFightingNarcissist: Mostly in "N is for Narcissist", but later grows out of the "narcissist" part.
* FirstLove: In the comics, [[spoiler:for Caleb before he became a couple with Elyon.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She has a connection to plants, even being able to communicate with them, or "green speak".
* GreenThumb: Provides the trope picture.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Cornelia can be a jerk, arrogant, and selfish...she also is loyal, doesn't like bullies, and will ''kick the ass'' of anyone that hurts the people she loves.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: When the Guardians were temporarily BroughtDownToNormal at the start of the ''New Power Saga'' she was the only one who wasn't freaking out, feeling finally normal. She instead freaks out when they get the titular power up, and had an OhCrap face when she saw it descending from the sky (again in contrast with the girls, who were happy of seeing the incoming magic and getting the power up). It resurfaced in issue #131: when the Guardians were told they were supposed to give up their powers or face a series of tasks to get a new power-up she was for giving them up, and accepted to take the tasks only in exchange for Irma's not making any joke on her for a year ([[StatusQuoIsGod Irma later succeeded in getting permission to joke as much as she wanted]]).
* InSeriesNickname; See EmbarrassingNickname.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After the aforementioned defrosting.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Both her Guardian outfits are based on cocktail dresses.
* TheLancer: If someone's going to argue with Will, it's usually going to be her. When they're on the same page, though, Cornelia will back her up as much as the others.
* LovableAlphaBitch: While she was this in the comics from the start, she had to grow into this in the cartoon.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her name is the female form of the name "Cornelius," meaning "the horned one" - a reference to her astrological sign, Taurus (which is by extension an Earth sign).
** There's some rather amusing official chibi art of her cosplaying as Taurus, complete with horns.
** In the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]], Cornelius was directed by an angel to seek a man named [[spoiler: [[SecondLove Peter]]]].
* MindOverMatter: Has telekinesis in the comics and gains it in the second season of the show. Her first use of it was to [[MundaneUtility clean her room]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: Mostly in the cartoon, especially in the episode "N is for Narcissist". In the comic, being the only one actually happy with her body shape, her Guardian form is the flattest.
* {{Narcissist}}: Shown in full value in "N is for Narcissist", but later {{Averted}} it at the episode's end.
-->'''Cornelia:''' I'm not just pretty, I'm ''gorgeous''!
* NotSoDifferent: With Irma. Both are stubborn and can be insensitive at times, but are [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With A Heart Of Gold]]. They also go through BreakTheHaughty moments in the cartoon version.
%%* TheOjou
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her season one outfit consisted of a pink sweater and a pink dress.
%%* ProudBeauty
* RapunzelHair: She has long blond hair in human form, but it grows out so that it almost reaches the ''floor'' in Guardian form. At times she can even use it as a weapon.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Irma's red. This is the main source of their conflicts.
* RichBitch: More in the show, though she has her moments in the comics. Not that she flaunts her family's relative wealth or makes a big deal of it.
* SitcomArchnemesis: With Irma.
* SlapSlapKiss: To Caleb in the cartoon but they grow out of it by the end of season 2.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She has a serious case of overconfidence, believing she can handle almost anything on her own.
* SnarkKnight: Like Irma, Corny won't hesitate at her job of being a Guardian. She'll make snippy and witty one liners.
* StatuesqueStunner: The tallest of [=WITCH=] and can grow even ''taller'' thanks to her powers.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Will and Irma's Tomboy.
* TookALevelInKindness: After going through a lot of BreakTheHaughty moments, Corny starts to be more sensitive, understanding, and basically matured a lot.
* ValleyGirl: At least on the surface.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She does not react kindly towards anyone attacking Caleb and will hunt down just about anyone who threatens him. Justified in that, by the end of the series, her boyfriend is the only main character without superpowers going up against their very powerful, very magical, enemies.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Irma.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Phobos tells Elyon the truth about her origins and manipulates her into a FaceHeelTurn, Cornelia gives Will quite a bit of crap over it, since it was Will's decision to keep Elyon LockedOutOfTheLoop in the first place.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Cornelia is terrified of water.

[[folder:Hay Lin]]
->Voiced by: Liza Del Mundo

The Air Guardian, Hay Lin is a bit of an [[{{Pun}} airhead]]. She enjoys art and comic books. Her family manages the Silver Dragon restaurant. She falls in love with Eric Lyndon.
* {{Adorkable}}: The ''most'' quirky of the girls. She can be considered a slight comic-alien geek at heart because of her love to collect comics and alien collectibles.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: {{Averted}}. Knows martial arts, but doesn't act all haughty about it. At the beginning of the New Power Arc she becomes arrogant and overconfident like the rest of her friends, but Yan Lin, whom she rescues from Dark Mother, talks her down from it.
* AsianAirhead: Type Two, but ''much'' smarter than she looks, especially in the comics.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: The youngest member of W.I.T.C.H.
* BadassPacifist: Hay Lin defeated a villain in the comics just by using her optimism.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is the most cheerful, quirky, and eccentric member of W.I.T.C.H. She's also the one who put a hurricane in a paper box small enough to be kept in a pocket.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: The most {{adorkable}} of the group, but is just as effective in a fight.
* BeYourself: Taranee explicitly states in the cartoon version that she admire how Hay Lin is just herself, and doesn't care what other people think.
* BigEater: Implied in "S is for Self".
* TheBigGirl: Sometimes [[Comicbook/{{WITCH}} in the comic book]]. She also has previous martial arts knowledge, good enough to knock down a Capoeira practitioner.
* BlowYouAway: Hay Lin is the Guardian of Air.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: {{Averted}}.
* BreakTheCutie: She goes into a HeroicBSOD in "T is for Trauma". She got better.
* CatchPhrase: "Yap!", "Spacious!", "Out of this world"
* CheerfulChild: A teenager variant. Always a smile on her face.
* ChineseGirl: The only Asian person among the protagonists. Not counting Taranee who is half-Asian but Japanese instead of Chinese.
* CloudCuckoolander: Much more apparent in the show, though she can [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]] just as easily as the others.
* {{Cloudcuckoolanguage}}: Sometimes she makes up words like "weirdific" or "rockalicious".
* {{Cuckoosnarker}}: {{Averted}}; all the five girls have DeadpanSnarker tendencies, but she's probably the ''least'' snarky of the group (though she has a very prominent sense of humor).
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* TheCutie: She's cute and adorably ditzy.
* DorkKnight: Hay Lin is the most [[{{Adorkable}} dorky and happy-go-lucky]] Guardian of W.I.T.C.H.
* DreamWalker: In a sense. Hay Lin is capable of Empathic Precognition; if she's thinking strongly of someone before she sleeps, she can see what will happen to them in the future, like she did with Elyon before her coronation.
* TheFashionista: More artsy than Cornelia, though, as she makes her own clothing.
* FriendToAllChildren: {{Implied}} in F is for Facades with her minor scene with Lillian, Cornelia's younger sister.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: In the comics, she rescued all the dogs in a not so great shelter. In the cartoon, Hay Lin is quite fond of Mr. Huggles and even owned him for a short time. Until keeping him caused a big problem with the customers in the Silver Dragon.
* FullNameBasis: Lin is actually her family name. She was called Hay Lin Lin in the animated version, though.
* GenkiGirl: She loves life, designing clothes, painting, and sending armies of mooks flying with a wave of her arm.
* GiftGivingGaffe: She's next to impossible to find a good birthday gift for, as whavever her friends are planning to give her she somehow manages to ''always'' buy herself shortly before her birthday.
* GirlishPigtails: Has very long pigtails.
* GirlyBruiser: Hay Lin knows some martial art skills.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wore them often in the earlier issues, but seemed to grow out of it.
* HiddenDepths: The cartoon has Hay Lin reveal some self-esteem issues.
* HulkingOut: After she's cursed by a Ragorlang, she becomes one herself when she feels fear or anger. The rest of the Guardians soon break the curse.
* IdenticalGrandson: Hay Lin is basically a pig-tailed wearing version of her grandma in her youth.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Her New Power outfit wouldn't be out of place at a formal event.
* KidAppealCharacter: The most childlike and fun-loving.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Has this dynamic with Caleb, who lives beneath her family's restaurant when he is on earth.
* MamaBear: {{Inverted}}. She is ''very'' protective towards her grandmother.
* MsImagination: Her favorite class is even art.
* MotorMouth: Comes with being a GenkiGirl.
* NiceGirl: The least sarcastic member of the Guardians. She is the first person to treat Blunk kindly and he even calls her "Smiley Girl".
* NoIndoorVoice: She's not as bad as Irma though.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: {{Averted}}. She is the only Guardian to be an only child.
* {{Otaku}}: Mostly in the comics, where she dreams of meeting aliens and has replicas of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** In "T is for Trauma", Hay Lin isn't her usual cheerful, goofy, smiling self... she's quiet, frowning, depressed, and (at the end) ''very pissed off''. WE know that if [[GenkiGirl someone]] [[{{Adorkable}} like]] [[MotorMouth Hay Lin]] can resort to this, that means that the BigBad ''went too far''.
** Like the other Guardians, [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism she becomes drunk with power]] in the New Power Arc and so overconfident that Yan Lin notices it's not like her.
* PerpetualSmiler: About 98% of the time. [[{{Tearjerker}} You should be worried when she's not smiling.]] In one arc of the Ragorlang arc her optimism allows her to save her friends.
%%* PluckyComicRelief: She ties this with Blunk.
%%* PluckyGirl
* {{Qipao}}: Both her original and New Power Guardian outfits are based on this.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is so long that it nearly touches her ankles. Since the New Power story arc, her air [[UpToEleven gets longer]] in Guardian form.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Technically, she's shown with blue hair.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She's the only main character that has an animesque hair color. She's sometimes shown with or described as having black hair.
* ZettaiRyouiki: S-grade in her New Power form. Somehow, she manages to pull it off with a ''long'' skirt (loincloth-style) and a verytable mane of hair between the twin tails.


[[folder:Elyon Portrait/Brown]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Serena Berman

The ruler of Meridian.
* AdaptationalHeroism: She's portrayed as consistently naive and misguided in the show during her FaceHeelTurn phase. In the original comics, she was much [[{{Jerkass}} nastier]] and [[ManipulativeBastard more manipulative.]]
* AdaptationalNameChange: The cartoon changed her last name to Brown.
* BadassInCharge: Manages to own the entire W.I.T.C.H. team by herself both in the comic and the animation (''twice'' in the adaptation), and in both versions [[CurbStompBattle inflicts Phobos an embarrassing defeat the second time they fight]] (as much as they can be called fights).
* BenevolentMageRuler: Elyon eventually becomes a Sorceress Princess to the Kingdom of Meridian; this is in stark contrast to her brother Phobos, who ruled for many years as a SorcerousOverlord.
* BodyGuardCrush: In the comic, [[spoiler: she falls in love with Caleb, who is the captain of her royal guard]].
%%* ChangelingFantasy
* ChekhovsGunman: In the first episodes of the cartoon, Elyon appears as an ordinary girl without any indications that she is the rightful queen of Meridian. Her importance to the plot is revealed only in the eleventh episode.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The Queen of Meridian at only 12.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Until she realized that Phobos tricked her, becoming a real MagicalGirl.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Her skin is quite dark and her hair's a dirty blonde colour.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times in the show.
--> [[spoiler: '''Nerissa:''' Caleb is my son. I will not allow Phobos to harm him.]]
--> '''Elyon:''' Yeah, you're Mother of the Year.
* EasilyForgiven: Particularly in the animated series. Granted, she ''was'' [[UnwittingPawn suckered into it all]], but she '''was''' warned by the Guardians several times about it and received several hints, but never caught on until it was too late, yet all the Guardians forgive her immediately afterwards for all the times she tried to blast them.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* FaceHeelTurn: Goodbye, "friends"!
%%* GirlishPigtails
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: In season one of the TV series Elyon wore a matching purple sweater and skirt.
%%* HappilyAdopted
* HeelFaceTurn: "Cornelia! Oh, Cornelia, I'm so sorry!"
* TheHighQueen: Once she becomes the ruler of Meridian.
* KickTheDog: Her MindRape of Taranee in Issue 4. [[BewareTheNiceOnes It ends up blowing up in her face in the end, though.]]
* LastOfHerKind: Elyon appears to be the last of the royal family of Meridian.
* LightIsGood: She is the Light or Heart of Meridian.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Will chose to keep Elyon in the dark about her and the others' double lives as Guardians and her true identity as the princess of Meridian... which bites them in the ass when Cedric and Phobos ''do'' tell her the truth and use it to manipulate Elyon into joining their side.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: In both the comics and the show Phobos is obsessed with gaining her powers. [[spoiler: As is Nerissa in the show as it's implied that Phobos's entire reign was just a ploy the fallen Keeper to obtain the Heart of Meridian]].
* MeaningfulName: Elyon means "The Most High" or "Highest" and was the name of the ruling God of Canaan as well as being one of the titles that the Judeo-Christian God possesses. Once you know this, her almost godlike power and place as true ruler suddenly seem very logical.
%%* MoreThanMindControl: In season 1.
* ObliviousAdoption: She was unaware of it until Cedric told her about her origins.
%%* PluckyGirl
* PutOnABus: In the comic, after the Meridian storyline is over. Like Caleb, she makes occasional cameos later on but is mostly gone from the story. Averted in the animated series, in which she remains an important character in the second season (she didn't appear in the "Nerissa" arc of the comic, aside a special issue completely dedicated to her).
* RapunzelHair: Even with her hair tied down in two braids they both reach her waistline.
%%* RealityWarper
* SecretLegacy: For the first years of her life, she was unaware of her royal heritage.
* TearsOfRemorse: In issue 12 of the comics.
* TeensAreShort: Downplayed. She is short, but that's mostly due to puberty.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears blue as the Queen of Meridian.
* UnwittingPawn: Mainly in the animated series.
%%* YoungestChildWins

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GregCipes

The leader of the rebels and Cornelia's boyfriend.
* AdaptationalBadass: Caleb is a badass rebel leader in the series who is much more of a fighter than the original and doesn't [[AndIMustScream spend most of the series as a flower]] because of Phobos, either. A fan only familiar with the comics who read this page would likely say "back up a sec, Caleb is giving somebody combat lessons?"
* ArchEnemy: In the show, particularly the first season, he and Cedric are almost constantly at odds.
* AscendedExtra: He's a fairly minor, though still significant, character in the comic; in the animated series he's one of the main characters and frequently acts as a sort of SixthRanger to the girls.
* BadassLongcoat: Caleb usually wears a brown longcoat when going off on missions.
* BadassNormal: He doesn't have any powers. He's also one of the biggest badasses.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Cornelia in the cartoon.
* ChickMagnet: Besides Cornelia, Caleb has won the affection of Elyon (initially), Alchemy, and a couple of other Earth girls.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Nerissa fooled Julian into thinking she was someone else.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Caleb will use anything and everything to get out of a tough situation.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The comics has being a former minion of Phobos before defecting. The cartoon doesn't include that, but he grew up as an orphan and his home was under the control of the cruel Phobos. Both version have him in rebellion.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DefectorFromDecadence: In the comic where he was one of Phobos's minions before deserting.
* DisappearedDad: When he is introduced, Caleb is an orphan. Turns out to be a case of MistakenForDead, though.
* DistressedDude: In the comics, if he's not a flower he's often kidnapped for his unique powers.
* FacialMarkings: Has them in the comic in the form of green stripes on his cheeks, they mark him as a former [[PlantPerson Whisperer]] that defected from Phobos. WordOfGod says they weren't included in the show because test audiences found them unnerving.
* FishOutOfWater: Has trouble adjusting to Earth in both formats, though he gets better.
%%* GoodOldFisticuffs: Usually.
* GreenEyes: In the TV series. [[spoiler: He shares them with his mother.]]
* HeroicBastard: Implied. [[spoiler:Julian never mentioned he was married to the Mage aka a disguised Nerissa.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Cartoon-verse. With Aldarn and Blunk in Meridian, and Matt, as of Season 2.
* InTheBlood: Averted. [[spoiler:Nerissa tries to convince him of this, but he tells her she's wrong.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Caleb is rough around the edges and is quite rude to the girls (especially in season one), but he ultimately is courageous, selfless, and loyal.
* MissingMom: He never knew his mother. [[spoiler:Who is Nerissa.]]
* MrFanservice: Has a lot of shirtless scenes...
* NoSocialSkills: {{Justified}}. Caleb has a spent a good chunk of his life in a rebellion in Meridian, and isn't accustomed to Earth's culture. In Meridian, he's considered very charismatic and suave.
* OddFriendship: With both Blunk and Matt.
* TheOneGuy: In season one, he was the only male friend the girls could count on.
* PutOnABus: In the comic. He's forced to choose between his duty in Meridian and his relationship with Cornelia -- in the end he chooses his duty, leaving Earth and effectively leaving the story (apart from a few cameo appearances later on).
** Later on, there was a WhatMightHaveBeen special where the Oracle sends Caleb and Cornelia dreams that show what would have happened if he had stayed on Earth or if she had come with him to Meridian. [[TearJerker Both scenarios had unhappy endings]].
** Averted in the cartoon adaptation where they manage to have a successful long distance relationship.
* RebelLeader: Practically his nickname by the girls.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to both Blunk and Matt's Sensitive Guy.
* SnarkKnight: Snark at his friends and will always protect them.
%%* TeamNormal: In the show.
* TheSmartGuy: In the comics. He's much more intelligent and street-smart than the guardians.
* WeakButSkilled: At least compared to the magic-users.

[[folder:Yan Lin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LaurenTom

Hay Lin's grandmother, and previous Guardian of Kandrakar, who first tells the girls of their powers and duties, as well as presenting Will with the Heart of Kandrakar. Acts as TheMentor to the girls in the animated series and to a lesser extent in the comic.
* AgeLift: Visibly younger and more spry in the cartoon series. The comic has her as a white-haired and somewhat frail old lady, who dies in the second issue, and afterwards takes on a sort of SpiritAdvisor role.
* BigGood: [[spoiler:Becomes the Oracle after Himerish resigns]].
%%* CoolOldLady: Very much so.
* EccentricMentor: In the cartoon series. Her comic counterpart is a little less quirky, but still has a certain twinkle in her eyes.
* TheMentor: Much more notably in the animated series, but to some extent in the comic as well.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Yan Lin only comes to her teen granddaughter's waistline.
%%* NeverMessWithGranny
* {{Qipao}}: {{Subverted}} by her Guardian form: she wears a (similar-looking) ''[[ tangzhuang]]''.
* SecretKeeper: In the animated series.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: A strange version; in the comic she dies in the second issue, though her spirit lives on in Kandrakar, where she continues to guide the girls from afar [[spoiler:and eventually, after having spent some time as the Oracle's closest advisor, becoming the new Oracle]]. In the animated series, she's notably younger-looking and remains active in Heatherfield as TheMentor and SecretKeeper for the girls throughout the series.
* PassingTheTorch: To her granddaughter.
%%* RetiredBadass
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she was younger she looked exactly like Hay Lin does now, only short haired.


A native of the planet Basiliade who is introduced as the TemporarySubstitute for Taranee when she quits the team, and who becomes more of a SixthRanger when Taranee returns. She does not appear in the animated series, largely because the story arc that introduced her was never adapted.
* ActionGirl: A trained warrior from a warrior culture, she embraces this trope sometimes to the exclusion of everything else.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has black hair and is quite proud and distant when first introduced.
* BookDumb: [[ This]] {{chibi}} says it all.
* CatGirl: Her father is one of the straight-up cat people of Basiliade and she retains enough feline characteristics to warrant a {{Glamour}} to pass as human when in Heatherfield.
* DatingCatwoman: With Cedric.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts out as extremely haughty and dismissive of the other girls, viewing them as pathetic children lacking the warrior instinct, but over time, she loosens up and becomes a lot more friendly to the point of becoming somewhat of a CoolBigSis figure.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In her natural state.
* FishOutOfWater: She's sophisticated enough to realize that tv sets are machines, not magic, but she still needed to be taught that romantic melodrama movies aren't RealLife.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Two in the comics. First, her father sending her away to train as a child made her view the Guardians' immaturity much more harshly than was warranted and her mentor Luba's HeroicSacrifice also soured her view on the girls despite Luba doing it to atone for putting the girls in danger in the first place]]. She does grow out of them and eventually sees the girls as her friends and teammates.
* LethalChef: Sort of. Nobody ever ate an Earth dish prepared by her because she will either flood the kitchen or burn whatever she's cooking, [[EpicFail even the pasta]].
* LookWhatICanDoNow: Strange example: when she returned on Basiliade during the ''Trials of the Oracle'' arc and was confronted by the guards of a Garden of Sun, she said she was from Basiliade and had been originally trained in a Garden like that one, but her ''real'' training had been received on Kandrakar. The guards, all bigger than her, believed her only after getting the crap beaten out of them.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Probably some kind of Asian, but no one's really sure. Then again, she's not even from Earth.
* MsFanservice: Frequently seen in various states of undress or in the bath (especially in her solo special that has her getting into a bath as BookEnds) and wearing fetishistic costumes (including lingerie and a schoolgirl-esque uniform despite being college-aged). The uniform ''really'' caught Cedric's attention.
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Basiliadians, both male and female, are trained in martial arts from an early age, and Orube is one of the best warriors. Unfortunately, her mental training hasn't been quite as effective, and she still sometimes has problems controlling her temper.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Returns to Basiliade after Cedric's death.]]
%%* SixthRanger
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum

A "passling" (a smelly, goblin-like creature with the uncanny ability to sniff out portals between worlds) native to Meritian. He's a smuggler by trade, though he prefers being called a "trader" or "businessman."
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Chris has often confused Blunk as being a dog. He even pretends to be one in "C is for Changes".
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He's kind of like a little brother to his friends. And despite him being annoying, they ''love'' Blunk dearly.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* CanonForeigner: He's original to the cartoon.
* CharacterDevelopment: At the beginning of the series he's a bit of a DirtyCoward who only looks out for himself and frequently becomes TheLoad. He gets better over she course of season one; not only does he becomes far more loyal and brave, but he also begins pulling his weight a lot more. In season two he's become downright useful to have around.
* ChekhovsGun: Specifically in "I is for Illusion".
* CowardlyLion: Loses the cowardly part over time and doesn't blink in the eyes of danger. Sometimes.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Usually he's not much use in a fight, but he's surprisingly resourceful when he needs to be, and on occasion even gets a genuine awesome moment.
-->"Blunk not scavenger -- Blunk warrior!"
* DisappearedDad: What happened to Blunk's father?
* DorkKnight: Almost to the same extent as Hay Lin.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
* ExtremeOmnivore: There's little he won't eat if he can keep it down, ex. tea bags found in the trash.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Caleb.
%%* HulkSpeak
* InsistentTerminology: Insists he's a "discount importer" rather than a smuggler. Even to Cedric in his snake form!
* MistakenIdentity: In "The Stolen Heart", the girls thought that Blunk stole the Heart, but it was actually his evil, nasty cousin, Jeek. They all apologize to him at the end.
* MommasBoy: Loves his momma.
* NiceGuy: Blunk is really a brave, loyal, and polite little guy.
* TheNicknamer: Will is "Leader Girl", Irma is "Funny Girl", Taranee is "Brainy Girl", Cornelia is "Blondie Girl", Hay Lin is "Smiley Girl", and Caleb is usually referred to as "Best Friend Caleb".
%%* NonHumanSidekick
* TheNoseKnows: Probably his biggest contribution to the cause is his ability to track people and portals by smell, even garnering the name "bloodhound" at one point. It's a trait of his people, which is ironic because they all have ''awful'' body order.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: They are called Passlings, and they travel through the dimensions looking for goods to sell.
* ThePigPen: Has traces of this; he hates taking baths and is never happier than when collecting garbage.
** He ''freaked out'' when he accidentally got cleaned up during a car wash.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
%%* SarcasmBlind
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Caleb's Manly Man.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: The only one who doesn't find him annoying seems to be Hay Lin.
%%* ThirdPersonPerson
%%* TeamPet: Kind of.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the girls and Caleb. Pretty much everyone who he befriends with them.
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** Has this dynamic with Caleb for a while (type 1), but Caleb warms to him over the course of the series.
** He seems to have a weird friendship with Irma in "O is for Obedience."

[[folder:The Oracle]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Gough

The BigGood of the series and the head of the Council of Kandrakar. He is patient and understanding (to a point), he has great powers and great wisdom, and he is genuinely concerned with the well-being of all -- though, as he is sometimes painfully aware of, he is not as infallible as several of the characters seem to think he is. [[spoiler:His real name is Himerish.]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: In the comics, thanks to [[spoiler:the manipulations of a disguised Phobos]], he has his title as Oracle renounced by the council and spends some time as a BadassNormal before being reinstated. [[spoiler:In a later storyline, he makes a [[NiceJobBreakingItHero grievous error in judgement that nearly destroys Kandrakar,]] and after the situation is dealt with, he decides that he's not worthy of the title of Oracle, stepping down and PassingTheTorch to Yan Lin.]]
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BarefootSage: As Oracle, he never wears shoes. Though other inhabitants of Kandrakar are seemingly barefoot as well.
* DemotedToExtra: In the animated series, he has a much smaller role and doesn't even meet the Guardians face-to-face until the second season, probably because Yan Lin is at hand to explain things.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: For much of the comic and all of the animated series, he's only known as "the Oracle." [[spoiler:In the comic, it turns out even he himself has forgotten his real name, having placed his old identity behind him when taking up the mantle as the Oracle. During his TenMinuteRetirement he regains the memories of his old life, as well as his real name, Himerish, and when he returns to being the Oracle, he elects to keep his old memories rather than let them go again.]]
* AGodAmI: {{Subverted}} in the comic, as he was about to inflict a LaserGuidedAmnesia to Interpol agents trying to discover the Guardians' source of power he compares himself to the DeusExMachina of ancient Greek theatre, but then immediately states he's not a god, just popping out from nowhere to solve the situation at hand.
%%* MrExposition: Sometimes.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: [[spoiler:Turns out he was one before he became the Oracle.]]
* PsychicPowers: His most commonly-used powers fall under this definition:
** As fits his title, he has a form of {{Precognition}} and can at times come across as TheOmniscient, though it does turn out that [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll he's not infallible in this respect]].
** He's able to use {{Telepathy}} to speak to others, [[TalkingInYourDreams communicate with them through their dreams]] or even [[ExpositionBeam share information]].
** On a couple of occasions, he's forced LaserGuidedAmnesia on {{Muggles}} who threaten the Guardians, making him a one-man MemoryWipingCrew.
** He can [[TheEmpath sense emotions and states of minds in others]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the time. Sometimes he forgets what it's like for normal people and can as a result come across as needlessly harsh or unreasonable, but he genuinely tries to avoid this.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Sometimes people forget this guy is near omniscent, and are caught by surprise when he pulls the rug from under them.

[[folder:Matthew "Matt" Olsen/Shagon]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JasonMarsden

Will's boyfriend, as well as a would-be musician.
* AdaptationalBadass: The comics makes Matt out to be TheObiWannabe. In the cartoon, Matt was a normal guitarist who, after getting fed up with Will ditching him on dates, decided to find out what the hell was going on. After finding out her double life, he decided he wasn't going to stand there and let her get hurt all the time. Not only does he take combat lessons from Caleb, he also gains a massive power boost when he's forced to take up a fraction of the Heart of Earth, putting him at equal (if not greater) footing of Will herself!
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the comics Matt had grayish-brown hair. Matt in the cartoon had bluish black hair.
* %% {{Adorkable}}: He certainly has his moments.
* BattleCouple: Lampshaded by Matt himself when he revealed himself as a new Shagon to Will.
* BenevolentBoss: Even as Shagon, he visibly cares for his teammates and doesn’t hesitate to rush in to their aid.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy And His Dormouse. Never seen without Mr. Huggles in the cartoon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Season 2, where he becomes Nerissa's [[TheDragon Dragon]] and assumes the identity of Shagon.
* ChickMagnet: In the comic there are many girls who had at least a crush on him at some point (including ''Elyon''), and in the animation had both Will and [[CanonForeigner Sondra]] fighting over him. With a ski duel of sorts.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: For Lilian. He's her regent up until she's old enough to have a grasp of her powers.
* CompositeCharacter: Shagon was a hapless man completely unrelated to Matt in the comics.
* DreadlockRasta: Only in the cartoon when he turns to Shagon mode.
* FightingFromTheInside: To free himself from Nerissa, Matt has to [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battle Shagon in his own mind]]. Not only does he win, but he takes Shagon's powers for his own.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Judging by his friendship with Mr. Huggles and the fact that his grandfather owns a pet shop.
%%* GuileHero
* IdolSinger: Has his own music band.
%%* JamesBondage
* LargeHam: Occasionally as Shagon.
--> ''"I am getting '''[[SuddenlyShouting VERY FRUSTRATED!]]''' ''
* NiceHat: Wears a particularly nice grey beanie from time to time.
%%* NiceGuy
* PainfulTransformation: Even after Shagon became Matt's alternate form, Matt's still in pain whenever he transforms into him.
* ThePowerOfHate: What initially made Shagon strong. The more you hate him, the stronger he gets.
* ThePowerOfRock: His "right weapon" against Shagon.
* SecretKeeper: Keeps the Will's double life as a Guardian a secret.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Caleb's Manly Man.
* TeachMeHowToFight: Asks this of Caleb.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend:
** Once he learns about the Guardians, he takes it remarkably well. Seriously, after just learning his girlfriend's secret on the first day, Matt is surprisingly okay with her being a MagicalGirlWarrior. Although that may have something to do with Will's SexierAlterEgo body...
** In the comic he loves Will for who she is, and says that busty, narcisitic, overbearing women is [[NotMyType not his type]]. This was after a woman just like that asked for him in the pet store during Will's shift in an issue. In the end he throws away the phone number she left with Will.

->'''Voiced by:''' Lloyd Sherr

Caleb's second-in-command, a native of Meridian.
* TheAtoner: In the comic, he starts out as a bad guy but eventually gets a HeelFaceTurn -- after which Caleb trusts him enough to make him his [[TheLancer Lancer]]. In the ''Elyon'' one-shot comic, he and Elyon encounter a group of people who still remember and hate Vathek for his villainous days, and despite Elyon's protests, Vathek willingly lets them put him on trial because he feels they are justified in their hatred of him.
* BadassBaritone: He has a deep voice in the animated series.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute: Is set up as one in the comic, but this is [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] fairly quickly as his HiddenDepths begin showing.
* DevilInPlainSight: Back when he was a villain, Cedric was able to make him walk around Heatherfield in broad daylight with rather minimalistic disguises. In the very first issue he went at a Halloween party with no disguise at all and wearing his normal clothes. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He won the prize for the best costume]].
%%* EpicFlail
* EtTuBrute: Gets this from Cedric in the comic when he completes his HeelFaceTurn.
* GentleGiant: Especially in later stories.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the animated series, he was TheMole and on the side of the good guys all along. In the comic, he was originally Cedric's loyal [[TheBrute Brute]] who was sent to the resistance as a [[TheMole mole]], but ended up having sympathy for their cause (as well as taking what Will said to heart) and [[BecomingTheMask genuinely changed sides]].
* HiddenDepths: He's ''very'' perceptive.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Like most Meridian natives, he has an orcish appearance. In the comic, he explains to Elyon that the orcish-looking Meridians call themselves the "Galhot" and are the original natives of Meridian. The more human-looking Meridians are called "Escanors" and are actually descended from humans who came to Meridian many generations ago.
* TookALevelInKindness: When you see what a sweet, nice guy he is, it's pretty hard to believe he was really no better than Phobos or Cedric at first.

->'''Voiced by:''' Loren Lester

Caleb's father. Only appears in the cartoon adaptation.
* ActionDad: Actively involved in the rebellion alongside his son. He's actually the ''only'' parent on the show (for good reason) to be aware of the danger the teenagers are in, and one of the few adults who routinely helps them out.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Maybe not as bad as others, but he doesn't mind giving his son a hard time in public about his feelings for Cornelia.
* BedTrick: Arguably [[spoiler: since he thought Nerissa was the Mage, thus making their relationship nonconsensual.]]
* DisappearedDad: Turns up part of the way through season 1, having been held captive in the Underwater Mines.
* GoodParents: Oddly combined with ParentsAsPeople, as Julian clearly had an interesting life before Caleb was born, and he has not always been present during his son's life.
* LiesToChildren: [[spoiler: WordOfGod says that Caleb asked Julian about his mother in the past and what Julian told him was "not the truth." In the same interview, he explains that Julian lied so that no one could hurt Caleb to get to the "Mage," making this justifiable.]]
* PapaWolf: Even if his son is the leader of the rebellion. [[spoiler: And even if the person he is defending him against is Caleb's mother.]] If you watch in "Y is for Yield," someone charges at Caleb during the battle only to be knocked aside by Julian.

->'''Voiced by:''' Dee Bradley Baker

Caleb's best friend, and a member of the rebellion.
* TheBlacksmith: Since he is not a known rebel, he works here as one with his father.
* FightingYourFriend: Challenges Caleb to a leadership challenge after Elyon inadvertently brainwashes him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Caleb.
* MindRape: By Elyon, though by accident.
* NumberTwo: Runs the rebellion when the Underground City is under attack.
* RedOniBlueOni: Implied to the be the blue to Caleb's red.
* TheLancer: One for Caleb within the rebellion.
* TotallyRadical: He tries to communicate to Cornelia like this in an early episode and only receives a confused, "Huh?" for his efforts.

[[folder:Dormouse/Mr. Huggles]]

A very cute pet Dormouse that Matt gave to Will as a present in the TV series, but he took it back in the second season when it was evident he could handle him. In the comics, he doesn't have the name "Mr. Huggles", but is nonetheless a very important creature in Will's life and the reason that she met Matt.
* ActionPet: Only in the cartoon.
* AdaptationalBadass: The comics only has him as a pet doormouse. The cartoon gave him status as a TeamPet who can willfully change into a stronger, more intimidating version of himself.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Brown in the comics, grey in the cartoon.
* AdaptationNameChange: Went from Dormouse in the comics to Mr. Huggles in the cartoon.
* AscendedExtra: He dies in the third saga of the comics. Becomes an important character in the second season of the cartoon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Only in the TV series, in the 2nd season.
* CoolPet: After a series of unfortunate events, Matt agrees to take Mr. Huggles again. The cool gets even more so when he can willfully transform into a giant beast and attack enemies.
* ADogNamedDog: His name in the comics is "dormouse". Some international releases have him named "Ghiro"... which is the Italian word for dormouse.
* EvilDetectingDog: A mouse variant. He was the only one that could tell when Nerissa was pretending to be someone else.
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SmallRoleBigImpact: In the comics. He was a stray doormouse who Will saved from getting injured or worse from bullies, with Matt intervening as well. In other words, Dormouse was the reason Will and Matt met and later started to officially date.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He died in the comics. He becomes a [[spoiler: Regent of Earth with Matt and Napoleon]].
* TeamPet: Especially after "U is for Undivided".


A [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter small, furry creature]] from the world of Basiliade with strange powers, he followed the Oracle home to Kandrakar and refused to go back home. He was eventually placed in the care of Orube, and became somewhat of a TeamPet to the girls. He doesn't appear in the animated series.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: He usually doesn't do much in the actual stories, but provides plenty of these.
* {{Invisibility}}: His main power; he can turn invisible at will -- except for his tail.
* MeaningfulName: We got his name because the letters on the bottom of his feet can either be spelled as a "W" or an "E".
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: And how.
* SeriesMascot: Though he doesn't appear until issue #49 of the comic, he quickly gets this status.
* TeamPet: In a much more literal sense than Blunk.
* TheUnintelligible: At first; in later comics he begins to communicate in a combination of HulkSpeak and BabyTalk.


[[folder:Prince Phobos]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Mitchell Whitfield

The evil prince of Meridian. He rules the planet with an iron fist, and wants to steal his sister Elyon's magic to add to his own in order to make his power complete. Main villain of the first season, and a major one in the second. He is the most-recurring villain.
* AloofBigBrother: To Elyon.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: Phobos hates beauty and loves ugliness. This is best shown in the cartoon where he had a painter banished because his painting was too beautiful.
* BigBad: Of Season 1 and he's a secondary BigBad in season 2 of the cartoon, and has the same role in the first and [[spoiler: fourth]] story arc.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the cartoon, but only towards Elyon.
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:In the comics: at the end of the fourth story arc, Will ''disintegrates his soul'']].
* DeadpanSnarker: It's more the cartoon than the comics, though.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: He rules Meridian with an iron fist, and plotted to steal the magic from Elyon for his own use. Unless Elyon is around, he makes no effort to hide that he's an oppressive dictator.
* TheDreaded: For season 1. Notably when Will meets Phobos in The Labyrinth she's terrified (given that the last time she met Phobos he was wrapping her up in vines and grilling her that's understandable).
* EnemyMine: With the good guys against Nerissa in the cartoon's second season.
* EvilOverlord: Of Miridian, at least at first.
* TheEvilPrince: He's a prince, and quite evil.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the fifth story arc of the comic, and implied to be this overall in that continuity.
* KickTheDog: Let's just say the he does this a lot.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Does this to Nerissa and Miranda.
* {{Lust}}: The lust for power variant.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's very good at manipulating others as he did with Elyon [[spoiler: and just about everyone in season 2.]]
* MeaningfulName: His name means fear and is also the name of the Greek god of fear.
* ObviouslyEvil: While not ''quite'' a full on CardCarryingVillain, he's pretty close, never attempting to disguise his regime as anything but the oppresive dictatorship it is unless Elyon's around.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Several parallels can be drawn to an elf in Phobos's design. He's tall, slender, very beautiful, lives in another world, and has vast magical powers. In [[ one fanfic,]][[note]]though admittedly it takes place in an alternate universe[[/note]] he ''is'' an elf.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Phobos rarely does anything for himself- at least, anything that he can't do from the comfort of his home. Heck, Will and Cedric are the only two he even exchanges a single line of dialogue with until episode 26.
** Even worse in the comic: he rarely exchanges words with ''anyone'', and usually gives orders and receives reports through his [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Whisperers]]. Cedric and the royal gardener even [[LampshadeHanging noted how rare it was for him to leave his throne room and talk to anyone]] when he went to talk to them, and admitted it meant that the person he was speaking to was either in his favour and getting promoted (for Cedric) or in ''great'' trouble (the royal gardener: he had refused the order of creating a barrier of flowers to keep beggars out because he had no idea on how to carry it on, and Phobos [[KickTheDog transformed his wife and daughter in magical black roses to show him how]]).
* PetTheDog: When he shows thanks to Cedric, it seems genuine.
* PrettyBoy: Most of the (female) fans agree that he and Cedric are among the most handsome male characters of the comic/show. Cue to shippings.
%%* PsychoticSmirk
* RapunzelHair: Not too much in his cartoon appearance, since the main part of it seems to fall to somewhere below his waist, but his comic self has a ton of braids that seem to always be suspended offscreen to keep them from dragging on the ground.
* SealedEvilInACan: His position for most of season 2.
%%* SlasherSmile
* SmugSnake: He's very clever, and is not as smug a snake as Cedric, but his overconfidence always gets him in the end.
* TheSociopath: Phobos is a selfish, unempathetic megalomaniac with no regard for anyone except himself.
* SorcerousOverlord: He's not as powerful as Elyon, but all Meridian royalty are implied to have very potent magical powers, and he's still stronger than all the season 1 Guardians combined.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the cartoon he does not [[spoiler: get his soul destroyed,]] though this may have been because the cartoon didn't get a third season.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Briefly in Season 2.
* WhenHeSmiles: In the comics when he thanks Cedric for his loyalty, he actually looks like a good guy.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Well, a sort of dirty straw blond, but it counts.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

Phobos's right-hand man. His true form is a giant snake creature.
* ArchEnemy: From the first episode, Cedric is particularly vexed by Caleb.
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:His absorbing of Phobos's power at the end of Season 2 doesn't quite work out as well as he hoped it would.]]
* ConsummateLiar: Also known in-universe as 'Prince of Lies'.
* TheDragon: Phobos's right-hand man and the main enforcer of his will.
* TheDreaded: In the comic, to the point that ''Orube'' was scared when she encountered him unexpectedly on Earth. She grows out of it when she finds out he had been BroughtDownToNormal by Kandrakar... Except they should have ''still'' feared him.
* ExactWords: In Season 2, Phobos offers him a "fraction" of his power. [[spoiler:Cedric takes all of it, as "four fourths" counts as a fraction.]]
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: At one point, he's captured by the rebels of Meridian and sentenced to execution; Will saves him at risk to her own live, and Cedric immediately attacks her and tries to kill her. It's the sight of this that finally gets Elyon to doubt that Phobos and his regime are as clean as he claims they are.
* {{Flight}}: Has once used his shapeshifting to sprout perfectly functional wings.
* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: When he absorbed the combined powers of Phobos, Elyon and C.H.Y.K.N.]]
%%* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:In the comic.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterOfDisguise: In the comic, [[DevilInPlainSight so that he can bring Vathek around on Earth]].
%%* PhysicalGod
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: He is particularly aggravated by Caleb. Lampshaded in the first episode.
--> '''Cedric''': How can someone so small be so troublesome?
* RealNameAsAnAlias: In his human form, he uses the name "Cedric Hoffman." Though when he first meets the Guardians, he uses the name "Rick Hoffman."
* ScaledUp: Can shift between a human form and that of a humanoid snake creature.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Elias Van Dahl went to the seventeenth century to escape punishment for painting a portrait of Phobos. ''Cedric tracked him down there''.
* SmugSnake: Quite literally.
* SnakePeople: His true form is a humanoid snake.
* {{Snaketalk}}: Mildly in human form; much more pronounced in his ScaledUp form.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: For all his humiliation brought to him by Phobos and his own desire for power, he turned against his former master and consumed his power]].
* StoicSpectacles: In the comic, he has these when he disguises himself as Cedric Hoffmann.
%%* TomTheDarkLord
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: In the comic he's not limited to his snake form and Cedric Hoffman, but can disguise himself as pretty much anyone.
* WickedCultured: In his own words, his two greatest passions are ancient books and the art of deception.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GreyDeLisle

A creepy girl who is also a Beast- the same sort of magical creature as Cedric. Like him, she's one of Phobos's top minions.
* BalefulPolymorph: When the Knights release Phobos from the Infinite City, he turns Miranda into a tiny common spider for leaving him behind when Nerissa freed her. She spends a good deal of the season in this form and in the same cell as the also transformed Cedric until Phobos releases and turns them back to their real forms in ''W is for Witch''.
* BastardUnderstudy: She serves Phobos and Nerissa without hassle, but isn't loyal to either of them, betraying them only when the odds look convenient (like with Phobos losing the FinalBattle of Season 1, or when she alone is released in ''A is for Anonymous'').
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She pretends to be Elyon's friend under Phobos's orders in the first season.
* CanonForeigner: She's exclusive to the TV Series.
%%* ConsummateLiar
* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory: The story she gives to Elyon of being adopted by Phobos after her parents' death.
* CreepyBlueEyes: She has four fully blue eyes in her spider form.
* CreepyChild: The face of this sweet little girl hides a spider monster ready to strike. [[VagueAge Whether she is actually a child is debatable]].
* DarkChick: She's the only known female underling of Phobos and member of the Knights of Vengeance (discounting Nerissa). She's also one of the most manipulative ones.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Cedric after he takes over as the BigBad.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: Until the very end, out of all the minions of Phobos, she's the hardest to get insight into.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Her voice turns raspy when she's in her beast form.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: This cute little girl is manipulative and nasty, and that goes without considering her alternate form.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She adopts a calm and reserved facade over her deviousness.
* {{Foil}}: To Orube. They have both quite a similar appearance and are close to Cedric. But in the comics Orube [[spoiler:[[LoveRedeems brings Cedric close to redemption]] before his death]], while in the cartoon Miranda [[spoiler:helps Cedric in his own attempt to conquer the Universe]].
* GiantSpider: In her beast form.
* {{Irony}}: She's ultimately taken down by [[spoiler:her former squad mate Sandpit (the very one she worked with on Earth in episode 3)]].
* LittleMissSnarker:
-->'''Phobos''': Miranda, I demand you release me at once!
-->'''Miranda''': Oh master, I would try, but I might [[IronicEcho embarrass myself]].
%%* ManipulativeBitch
* OneWingedAngel: Her spider form to a degree. Miranda's human form is [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm her actual form]] and she needs to consciously maintain her spider form (any time she is knocked out, she reverts). Cedric on the other hand, defaults to his beast form and does not revert when rendered unconscious. Therefore, while the two have similar abilities, they are clearly not the same type of shapeshifter.
* PragmaticVillainy: In ''F is for Facade'', she advocates a quick execution for Caleb and his friends against Frost's suggestion of something slow and painful.
* TheSociopath: "Clipping their wings isn't nearly as effective as breaking their spirits."
* SueDonym: While impersonating as a school girl from Earth, she uses the alias Melinda.
%%* UncannyValleyGirl
* VagueAge: It's hard to define if her human form matches her actual age.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathSoucie

The former Quintessence Guardian. She attempts to rule the world by defeating Phobos and the Guardians.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the cartoon. She does appear remorseful over killing her best friend, Cassidy, where in the comics she doesn't. It is also very evident that she loves [[spoiler: her son, Caleb and her lover/Caleb's father, Jullian. But father and son know that Nerissa can't be redeemed. Plus her relations with them doesn't stop Nerissa from attacking them]].
* AlphaBitch: Has shades of this in "T is for Trauma".
* AmbiguouslyBi: Despite her relationship with Julian, Nerissa's reaction whenever Cassidy is brought up heavily implies that there was something between the two.
--> '''Yan Lin:''' "Does her (Cassidy's) memory mean so little to you?"
--> '''Nerissa:''' "You have no idea what she meant to me!"
* AntiVillain: Subverted; much like [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Demona]] (another Greg Weisman villain), she likes to ''think'' she's a Type III, but the other characters aren't buying it.
* BewareTheSuperman: She was the Keeper of the Heart and previous Quintessence Guardian before Will. Unlike Will, the power [[DrunkWithPower went to her head]], leading to one hell of a GodComplex.
* BigBad: Of Season 2.
* BrainyBrunette: In the evil, manipulating sense.
* TheChessmaster: Initially the best in the animated adaptation, only losing her spot in the last episodes to Will.
* TheDreaded: Very much so. Quite telling is how the Oracle choose to deal with her assault on Kandrakar in the [[{{ComicBook/WITCH}} comic version]]: ordered the use of the Resonance, a power that risked to destroy Kandrakar itself (it didn't work).
* DudeMagnet: {{Enforced|Trope}}. In "T is for Trauma", Nerissa brainwashed all the males closest to WITCH (sans Caleb and Matt), to further her own goals.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: WordOfGod says that she does truly love [[spoiler: her son, Caleb,]] and his father. It is ''not'', however, a case of LoveRedeems.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the comic she flatly admits to be ''terrified'' by the criminals Kandrakar is holding in the Tower of Mists, that are implied to be way more evil than her (as Kandrakar didn't see fit to lock her there after she murdered a fellow Guardian).
* EvilMatriarch: To [[spoiler:Caleb]] in the cartoon.
* EvilOldFolks: In her aged form.
%%* EvilSorceress
* EvilWearsBlack: She wears in her elderly form a black cloak.
* FallenHeroine: As the former Quintessence guardian, Nerissa was once a saviour. But, those days are long gone.
* AGodAmI: Firmly believes she is fit to rule over all life and worlds.
* GreenEyes: Significant because she [[spoiler: shares them with her son, Caleb.]]
* HerosEvilPredecessor: She fits this trope to a T, being the Quintessence Guardian and the Keeper of the Heart long before Will.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She cares for no one but herself and her lust for power, doing anything to get what she wants, even cut off allies once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she felt she no longer needs them]].
* KickTheDog: Hoo boy, where do we begin? Kidnapping allies, turning Yan Lin against Hay Lin, turning Matt and Mr. Huggles into her servants to attack Will, and those are just some of her {{Jerkass}} moments.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Calm, calculating, and a powerful mage.
* LukeIAmYourFather: In the cartoon, [[spoiler: she's Caleb's mother]].
* {{Lust}}: The lust for power version, just like Phobos.
* MamaBear: "[[spoiler: Caleb]] is my son. I will not allow Phobos to harm him."
%%* ManipulativeBitch
* PersonalityPowers: PlayedForDrama, as she's a FallenHero and, being Will's predecessor, she's implied to have [[NotSoDifferent had a similar personality to her once]]. And the potential for Will to fall too actually gets shown in the cartoon when she has a stint as TheChessmaster and [[spoiler: ''effortlessly manipulates '''Phobos''''']].
%%* TragicVillain
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She wants to create a peaceful and ordered universe- and because she's a megalomaniac, she sees ''conquering the whole thing'' as the best way to do this. But....
** {{Not So Well Intentioned Extremist}}: She's really lashing out at the world for taking away Cassidy. Not to mention her own fractured state of mind.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum

One of Phobos's commanders, who is later manipulated by Nerissa into forming the Knights of Vengeance. He's an honorable man, despite his allegiance.
%%* AntiVillain: Big-time Type I.
%%* AvengingTheVillain
* BadassBaritone: When you're voiced by the guy who regularly voices Franchise/{{Wolverine}}, it is essential.
* BadassCape: He uses it to [[ClothFu blind and defeat]] Frost during their duel for the leadership of the Knights.
* BadassNormal: He's an ordinary Meridianite soldier and one of the most higher-ranking officers of Prince Phobos. In addition, the Knights of Vengeance he leads throughout their existence compose of, in addition to him, a spider shapeshifter, a rock giant, a pile of moving sand, a skeletal hunter and a rhino-riding brute.
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* ChekhovsGunman: In his only appearance in the first season, he's just a [[FrameUp disposable]] officer in Phobos's army. He returns in the second season as the leader of the [[TheRemnant Knights of Vengeance]].
* CoolHelmet: Distinguished from those of the regular Guard by three spikes.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:He switches sides only after being proven how dishonorable Prince Phobos is.]]
* {{Determinator}}: After being thrown into [[EldritchLocation the Abyss of Shadows]], he spends the following months by climbing its wall in order to get out. Once he does that at the expense of starving, Nerissa comments on his determination.
* TheDragon: To Nerissa during the first half of the second season.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He cares a lot more about avenging Phobos and/or restoring his throne than he does about helping Nerissa.
* HaveYouComeToGloat: Makes this question to [[spoiler:Hay Lin when she comes to his cell to convince him to switch sides]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After it becomes obvious that Phobos has no honor whatsoever.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Raythor's framed as a spy against Phobos in the first season. In the last part of the second season, he actually becomes the Guardians' spy against Phobos.]]
%%* MookLieutenant: In his first appearance.
* NobleDemon: While he targets enemies of Phobos in the name of revenge, he doesn't come off as overly malicious and serves Phobos mainly because of his oath of servitude. [[spoiler:Witnessing his master's lack of respect for his oaths convinces him to side with the heroes.]]
* WeakButSkilled: He easily defeats the burlier Frost in ''B is for Betrayal'' by simply dodging and allowing the brute to tire himself.
* XMarksTheHero: He has this kind of scar on his left cheek, but this is a DoubleSubversion because he's a NobleDemon. [[spoiler:It's played straight after his redemption.]]

[[folder:Frost the Hunter]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

An ogre-like hunter who works for Phobos. He was undefeated in battle until defeated by W.I.T.C.H. and joins the Knights of Vengeance in the second season. He rides a giant rhinoceros creature named Crimson. He forms a rivalry with Raythor, but this vanishes several episodes on and they become respected allies. At the end of the series, he is the only minion of Phobos who remains loyal, the others either dead or turned traitor.
%%* AvengingTheVillain
* AnAxeToGrind: Usually he fights with a battle axe.
%%* BraidsOfBarbarism
%%* BountyHunter
* TheBrute: Shared with Gargoyle and Sandpit.
* CarryABigStick: He has used a club as well.
* DumbMuscle: In the cartoon he's noted to be stupider than Sandpit. Yes, he's stupider than a ''bunch of living quicksand''.
* HaveYouComeToGloat: Makes this question to the Mage when she [[spoiler:reveals herself as Nerissa who has indeed come to gloat]].
* RhinoRampage: His mount Crimson.
* TheRival: With Raythor for several episodes.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: In ''A is for Anonymous'', he follows the Guardians to Earth, disguises himself with a concealment spell as a regular guy and stalks Taranee around until she confronts him in a seclusive place and he drops his disguise.
* TheVoiceless: Did not speak in his first appearance, but gained a voice in Season 2.

[[folder:The Tracker]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JeffBennett

A demonic-looking skeletal man, the Tracker is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A feared tracker and hunter hired by Phobos, the Tracker becomes a recurring villain and joins the Knights of Vengeance, although while the other members were loyal to Phobos, the Tracker joined to get revenge on the rebels he once chased. He is aided by a scary dog named Sniffer, who can track down any scent. The Tracker fights with a glowing chained flail and bat-like creatures.
* AchillesHeel: His torso has a hole that stores his bats. [[AttackItsWeakPoint When he unleashes his bats, the hole is exposed, and attacking it directly pains him greatly]]. [[spoiler:He's killed when Drake leaps inside him through the hole, taking momentary control over his corpse.]]
* BatOutOfHell: He has a swarm of these residing under his cape. He can use them both for combat and scouting. [[spoiler:They die along with him when he's killed by Drake.]]
* TheBeastmaster: He's aided by his hound Sniffer and a swarm of demonic bats.
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* EpicFlail: His weapon. It often [[SicklyGreenGlow glows with green energy]].
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath: Coupled with RedEyesTakeWarning.
* TheGrimReaper: Close enough to it.
* HellHound: Sniffer looks close enough to this.
* ImplacableMan: He can be slowed down, but once Sniffer has the scent, he's next to impossible to stop.
* NiceHat: He wears a classically pointed hat.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler:After he's killed by Drake entering his body and leaving it, he dissolves and leaves behind only his clothes.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His attire includes red and black.
%%* ScarilyCompetentTracker
%%* TheyHaveTheScent
* TheVoiceless: The second episode he appears in is the only one he speaks anything at all, and even then it was only four lines.
* WeaponTwirling: Does this often. That's what {{epic flail}}s are for.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathSoucie

Originally a pool of rebel-consuming quicksand in Torus Filney, he was frozen over by the Guardians. In the second season, Nerissa revives him into a humanoid form to join her Knights of Vengeance. He later has a HeelFaceTurn.
* AndIMustScream: It's implied that Sandpit's situation as a glass lake was this.
* BlobMonster: He's basically a pile of quicksand that usually takes a humanoid form.
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sides with Elyon after learning Phobos is truly dishonorable.]]
* HiddenDepths: According to Raythor, he's smarter than Frost in spite of being living quicksand, implying this or that Frost is ''really'' stupid.
* QuicksandSucks: Sucks and morphs.
%%* ShapeShifter
* ShiftingSandLand: In his first appearance, he was just a living pit of quicksand that sucked anyone who stepped on him. After Nerissa frees him, he becomes a pile of moving quicksand.
* TakenForGranite: [[MakingASplash Irma]] and [[PlayingWithFire Taranee]] combine their powers to turn Sandpit into a glass lake at the end of his debut episode, a form in which he remains until the first episode of the second season.
* TookALevelInBadass: Originally he didn't seem to be able to cause trouble beyond the pit he resided in. After Nerissa revives him by using Quintessence, he's able to move around and demonstrates more versatile usage of his sand powers, making him a more effective opponent.
* TornadoMove: When he transforms into a giant sand tornado, he can blind opponents and transport allies over long distances.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

A giant earth-based monster who guarded the moat of Phobos's castle, but was defeated by the Guardians. He joins the Knights of Vengeance, but later has a HeelFaceTurn.
* AnArmAndALeg: The Guardians chop off Gargoyle's left arm during their first battle with him.
* ArtificialLimbs: Nerissa gives Gargoyle a new arm made from melted metal, giving him a large club-like weapon in place.
* TheBrute: Shared with Frost and Sandpit.
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* {{Cyclops}}: His appearance is based on this creature.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sides with Elyon after learning Phobos is truly unhonourable.]]
* MightyGlacier: He's one of the biggest, strongest and slowest characters of the series.
* TheSpeechless: While sentient, he can only let out growls and roars in addition to communicating through signs.

!!Will's Family

[[folder:Susan Vandom]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Lauren Tom

Will's single mother. In the cartoon and comics, Susan dates Will' s History teacher; in the latter marries him and gives birth to their son, William Collins.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: It has yet to be revealed what her ethnicity is. Judging from her name and appearance, she is likely to be somewhere from the Middle East.
* AmicableExes: With Thomas(Tony in the cartoon).{{Averted}} in the comics. Downplayed in the cartoon series.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* GlamorousSingleMother: Downplayed. Susan does take care of her daughter, but they do fight like all mothers and daughters.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In "H is for Hunted" it was revealed that Susan lied to Will about seeing Dean again. When Susan started to reprimand Will about promising to get the laundry, Will retorted that she promised to stop seeing her teacher. Then, she really lays into her mom about the hypocrisy when she lied to her daughter on responsibility, while lying to her about seeing her teacher.
* LethalChef: She put a cellphone into the soup she was making for dinner.
* LikeParentLikeChild: She can be quite stubborn and sarcastic like Will.
* MamaBear: She will do ''anything'' to protect Will.
* MsFanservice: Susan was always a hot woman, but we get a peek of her in clothing that showed her ''curvy'' figure in "H is for Hunted".
%%* OfficeLady
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Tony' s Red; in personality she has more of Red, but is Blue because she's more responsible than Tony.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Thomas/Tony Vandom]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dan Gilvezan

Will's long lost father. He shows up in his daughter's life unexpectedly and wants to win her love back. In the comics, he's called "Thomas"; in the cartoon series, he's known as "Tony".
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the TV series he is heavily implied to be irresponsible and disappeared for months. But now he just wants to reconnect with his daughter. He was a straight up {{Jerkass}} in the comics.
* AdaptationNameChange: His first name was changed from "Thomas" to "Tony" in the cartoon.
* AmicableExes: With Susan. {{Averted}} in the comics. Downplayed in the cartoon series.
* ArchnemesisDad: In the comics. But he's finally ridden of by Kadma.
* CoolCar: Shown in "N is for Narcissist".
* EvilRedhead: {{Averted}} in the cartoon. Played straight in the comics.
* FieryRedhead: {{Averted}} in both the comics and cartoon. He is more laidback and it turns out that Will adopted her "fiery" status from her dark haired mother.
* TheGambler: Played very seriously and darkly for a youth comic.
* TheGamblingAddict: Why he needs the money.
* {{Greed}}: His main reason for visiting Will in the comics.
* {{Jerkass}}: More so in the comics. {{Inverted}} in the cartoon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Only in the cartoon. It's true, he did leave for months and didn't bother to call or send mail to his only daughter. But, now that he's back, he wants to be a part of Will' s life.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Comics only. One would guess that Thomas might go through a HeelRealization when blackmailing his ex-wife and only using daughter to get money...he doesn't.
* KarmaHoudini: In the comics, he gets away with what he did and gets the money he wanted, and ''more'', with the condition he'll stay away from Will. He also cheats his accomplice of his share when he doesn't need those pictures on Susan and the judge Cook anymore.
* LongLostRelative: A rare version of the relative being the father.
* OpenMindedParent: {{Justified}} since he wants his daughter to love him.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Susan's Blue. In personality, Tony is more Blue, but is Red because of his recurring actions of being an irresponsible father.
* SmugSnake: Shades of this.
* TheSociopath: One can make a very good case for Thomas being one in the comics. He feels no shame in manipulating and deceiving his own family for selfish gain, cares about no one but himself, abandons his "allies" as soon as he doesn't need them anymore, and is an unpleasant and repulsive person overall.

[[folder:Dean Collins]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Cam Clarke

Will's History Teacher at Sheffield Institue. He is dating Susan, Will's mother and later marries her. In the comics, he and Susan marry and have a son, William Collins.
* BadBadActing: Noted on it by Will in the cartoon' s second season episode, "J is for Jewel".
* BigOlEyebrows: As seen to the right.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Man and His Lizard. Owns a pet lizard, Mr. Scales, in the TV series.
* BrainyBrunette: He has brown hair and is the History teacher at Sheffield Institute.
* ButtMonkey: Unfortunately becomes this when W.I.T.C.H. thinks that he was the spy sent to Earth from Cedric in the cartoon.
* CoolTeacher: Tries to invoke this.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* MeaningfulName: "Dean" is usually a term for someone who is in charge of something. So, Mr. Collins is the "dean of History", since he teaches it.
* NiceGuy: Dean is quite understanding and pretty cool. A lot of guys wouldn't even date a woman with a child. What does this guy do? He dates her anyway and bonds with her daughter.
* ParentalSubstitute: More so in the comics for Will.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the second season episode, "M is for Mercy", Dean manages to pull Susan up to safety...using just one arm and sheer will.

[[folder:Serena Sanchez]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Elisa Gabrielli

Serena is the fiancée of Tony and future stepmom for Will.
* AlliterativeName: '''S'''erena '''S'''anchez.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Serena even has an unknown accent.
* CameraFiend: {{Averted}}. It seems to be her profession.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* MsFanservice: We first see her in a bikini. And she is ''gorgeous''.
* NiceGirl: Initially, Will thinks Serena is Nerissa in disguise, but is proven wrong. Serena turns out to be a really nice and cool lady. Lampshaded by Blunk.
* RapunzelHair: Reaches down to her waist.
* SecondLove: To Tony in the cartoon. They're getting married.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She's a hottie, has blue hair, is AmbiguouslyBrown, and is younger than Tony. Now who else does that sound like?
* WickedStepmother: Lampshaded and Averted by Serena herself.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:William Collins]]

He is the son of Dean Collins and Susan Vandom-Collins, thus making him the younger half brother of Will Vandom.
* CheerfulChild: Especially when he's with his big sister.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Like his father.
* GooGooGodlike: Shows signs of magical abilities as an infant.
* MixedAncestry: His father is white and is his mother's is AmbiguouslyBrown.
* OneSteveLimit: {{Averted}}: when Dean's relatives visited after his birth they started calling him Will in Will's presence, resulting in her repeatedly answering what she believed were calls for her until her mother revealed her actual name.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his father.

!!Irma's Family

[[folder:Tom Lair]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Byrne Offutt

Irma' s cop father.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The comics showed him with gray hair and the cartoon gave him brown hair.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A WhatIf issue shows that, when attacked, he has no problem using his gun, and has a good aim with it. [[spoiler:Too bad he was shooting at the Guardians... And hit ''Irma'']].
* BigOlEyebrows: Especially in the comics.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Tom is the Chubby Papa to Anna's Skinny Mama.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not quite as snarky as his daughter or wife, but he has his moments.
%%* DonutMessWithACop
* GoodCopBadCop: In the comics it was revealed that Tom likes to be the "Good Cop" more than being the "Bad Cop".
* LifeOfTheParty: He claims in season one's "Happy Birthday Will", that he is a party animal.
* [[PassionateSportsGirl Passionate Sports Man]]: He really loves sports.
* ToughLove: He's only tough on his kids because he wants them to grow up as responsible, mature adults one day.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With his wife, Anna Lair. Tom isn't ugly, but when you pair him up with Anna...

[[folder:Anna Lair]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CandiMilo

Irma's mother, step-mother in the comics. Anna is a housewife or a stay-at-home mom.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Anna is the Skinny Mama to Tom's Chubby Papa.
* DeadpanSnarker: Guess who taught Irma?
* DotingParent: She has a tendency to baby Chris.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: In the comics with twins, Mary and Jane Green.
%%* {{Housewife}}
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: She resembles Irma so much that it comes as a genuine surprise to discover, in the comics, that they're not biologically related.
* ParentalObliviousness: Anna can be this towards her son's behavior. Interestingly enough, in the comics she seems to understand Irma better even if she's not her biological mother.
* QuirkyCurls: The same hairstyle as her daughter.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: In the comics, she and Irma were step-mother and step-daughter. The cartoon has them as biological mother and daughter.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The only difference between her and Irma is that Anna's hair is slightly longer.
* SweetTooth: She loves to make pies and cakes.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With her husband, Tom Lair. Her husband isn't ugly, but Anna is quite the looker.
* WickedStepmother: {{Averted}} in the comics.

[[folder:Christopher "Chris" Lair]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Cesar Flores

Irma's younger brother.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He likes to annoy her a lot and get away with it too.
* BigSisterWorship: Despite his annoying nature to his sister, Chris secretly admires her.
* BrattyHalfPint: {{Justified}} since his mother dotes on him.
* DeadpanSnarker: In-training, anyway. Let's face it, Irma's family's a collective of snarkers.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: His "ultimate plan" to get alot of candy in "W is for Witch".
%%* {{Keet}}
* NinjaBrat: For Halloween in "W is for Witch".
* ThePrankster: Just like his big sis.
* ShipTease: With Lillian Hale.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A younger and male version of Irma.
%%* SweetTooth
* YouthfulFreckles: He has 3 freckles on each of his cheeks.

!!Taranee's Family

[[folder:Lionel Cook]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dorian Harewood

Taranee's father. A former lawyer, Lionel now works as a psychologist. He is the more "diplomatic" parent in the Cook household.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. He is the Chubby Papa to his wife's Skinny Mama.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Lionel isn't fond of orange marmalade.
* HelloAttorney: Lionel was a lawyer and he isn't a bad looking guy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: {{Implied}}. In "D is for Dangerous", he called Mr. Huggles "cute".
* {{Irony}}: Despite his apparent love for animals, Lionel is allergic to fur.
* NatureLover: {{Implied}} in "J is for Jewel".
* OpenMindedParent: Tends to give his kids a little more slack than his wife does.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to his wife's Red. In the parenting sense; Lionel is more open minded and trusts his children's decisions.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: More prominent in the TV series.

[[folder:Theresa Cook]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Mia Korf

Taranee's mother. She is a judge and often shows it when disciplining her children, particularly her daughter.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Only in the comics. She does to Taranee when she thought her daughter had lied to her about where she was going with her boyfriend and friends. To teach Taranee a lesson, Theresa slaps her! Things don't turn out well afterwards.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. She is the Skinny Mama to her husband's Chubby Papa.
%%* EducationMama
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She wear a light purple shirt and slightly dark purple pants in the TV series.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She though Nigel was nothing but a delinquent who would end up getting Taranee in trouble. She learns how wrong she was later on.
* InSeriesNickname: "Terry" by her husband.
* {{Irony}}: She's a judge and must have good judgment. But she doesn't seem to have any of it with dealing with her kids. On occasion.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's stubborn, jumps to conclusions, and [[MyBelovedSmother has a tendency to be an overbearing mother]]. But all she wants is to keep her kids safe. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming That's a lifetime sentence.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: Shown most noticeably when Taranee was dating.
* MamaBear: But she does want to keep her kids safe.
* MyBelovedSmother: Has a tendency of this.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to her husband's Blue. In a parenting sense, Theresa tends to not listen to her kids.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Instead of "Teresa" she has an "H" in between the "T" and first "E".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Peter Cook]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Ogie Banks

Taranee's older brother.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His goatee in the comics was red. It matched the same as his natural hair color in the cartoon.
* CoolBigBro: He and his sister get along much better than most sibling of their ages do and when they do fight, it's treated much more dramatically than Irma's spats with Chris and the Hale sisters' arguments.
* DreadlockRasta: Of the "mellow, laid-back surfer" variant. Hay Lin even describes him as a "rasta" at one point.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MeaningfulName: Peter actually means stone. [[spoiler: As mentioned above, Cornelia is the feminine form of Cornelius.]] In the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]], Cornelius was directed by an angel to seek a man named [[SecondLove Peter]].
%%* NiceGuy
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: For Cornelia.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lose most of his hair and add a couple of pounds, he looks just like his father.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Cornelia's Family

[[folder:Harold Hale]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

Cornelia's father. He is a manager at a bank.
* AlliterativeName: '''Ha'''rold '''Ha'''le.
* {{Bookworm}}: He likes to read when he has free time.
%%* BritishStuffiness
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in the show.
* DisappearedDad: It was revealed in the comics that his father would often leave home for a while, but come back.
* GoodWithNumbers: {{Implied}} since Harold is a manager at a bank. If confirmed, then it's {{Justified}} because his job requires him to be this.
%%* GreenEyes
* TheQuietOne: Of the Hales. Harold tends to have few words.
%%* SharpDressedMan

[[folder:Elizabeth Hale]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily Nancy Linari]]

Cornelia's mother. She's a stay-at-home mom.
* DotingParent: Can be this way towards both of her daughters.
%%* {{Housewife}}
* MyBelovedSmother: {{Implied}} to be this in the cartoon by Cornelia.
* RapunzelHair: Like mother, like daughter. Only in the show. {{Inverted}} in the comics.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The older, glasses wearing version of her eldest daughter.
* TriangleShades: The normal kind.

[[folder:Lillian Hale]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Alyson Stoner]]

Cornelia's younger sister. The baby of the Hale family, so she is doted on by her parents.
* AdaptationalBadass: The comics has her as Cornelia's annoying sister. The cartoon makes her [[spoiler:The Heart of Earth, with untapped potential.]]
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* AscendedExtra: In the comics, Lilian is just Cornelia's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling doted on, big mouthed sister]]. In the TV series, [[spoiler: Lillian is the Heart of Earth]].
* BrattyHalfPint: Somewhat {{Justified}} in the TV series; she sometimes acts or does bratty things because she secretly wants her big sister to hang out with her.
* CuteWitch: In "W is for Witch".
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Gets along well with both Napoleon and Mr. Huggles.
%%* GenkiGirl
* AGirlAndHerX: A Girl And Her Cat. She immediately falls in love with Napoleon, the Hale's pet cat, in "B is for Betrayal". The same thing happens in the comic book. [[spoiler: Napoleon eventually becomes one of her three regents]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Princess" by Matt.
* MagicalGirl: [[spoiler:The Heart of Earth.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: [[spoiler:Has no idea of her powers as the Heart of Earth.]]
* PinkMeansFeminine: She wears a lot of pink.
%%* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]
* ShipTease: With Chris Lair.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A smaller and short haired version of Cornelia.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EdwardAsner

The Hale Family's pet cat. [[spoiler:He becomes an ally for WITCH in the TV series's second season.]]
* ActionPet: [[spoiler:Only in the cartoon. When Lillian gives him some of her powers.]]
* AdaptationalBadass: He's a regular cat in the comics. He becomes [[spoiler:an Earth regent in the cartoon.]]
* AscendedExtra: In the cartoon. Especially when he becomes [[spoiler: one of Lillian' s regents in "U is for Undivided".]]
* CoolPet: Mostly to Lillian. [[spoiler:See ActionPet]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially in the cartoon -- a black cat and one of the [[spoiler:protectors of Earth.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Makes frequent quips in a dry manner.
* {{Familiar}}: For Lillian.
* TheNicknamer: Gives many nicknames to the girls.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In the comics he, by just being a cat, ends up [[spoiler: ruining Phobos's plan to return to the world and kill the Guardians, leaving him defenseless before their retaliation]].
* TalkingAnimal: In the cartoon because [[spoiler: Lillian wished she could talk with him]].
* TeamPet: A cat this time for WITCH.

!!Hay Lin' s Family

[[folder:Chen Lin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' James Sie

Hay Lin's father and Yan Lin' s son. He helps run the Silver Dragon with his wife and mother.
* {{Adorkable}}: When he gets overprotective of his mom and daughter.
* DisappearedDad: Who Chen's father and Yan Lin's first husband was is still a mystery.
%%* {{Megane}}
* MommasBoy: Downplayed. He isn't too clingy too his mother, but he does worry about her.
* MotorMouth: Especially since he's a nervous wreck.
* NatureLover: When Chen isn't working he spends his time enjoying nature, especially bird watching.
%%* NervousWreck
%%* NiceGuy
* OverprotectiveDad: To Hay Lin. {{Inverted}} when he worries about his mother.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Chen is very good looking.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Joan Lin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Rosalind]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Chao]]

Hay Lin' s mother. She helps run the Silver Dragon with her husband and mother-in-law.
%%* ArrangedMarriage: Was in one.
%%* FormerTeenRebel: See RebelliousPrincess.
* GoodWithNumbers: {{Implied}}. Joan handles the money that the Silver Dragon receives.
%%* MamaBear
* MarryForLove: Wanted and got this with Chen.
* MeaningfulName: Her first name is often for those in European royalty. Hinting at her lineage.
* OnlySaneWoman: With regards to parenting her and Chen's daughter, Joan is less of a worry wart than her husband.
%%* PrimAndProperBun
* RebelliousPrincess: {{Justified}} since her family tried to dictate her life.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: An older, bun wearing version of her only daughter.
* UptownGirl: She was of royalty and fell in love with her blue collar husband.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Yan Lin]]
!!Yan Lin
-> See Allies


[[folder:Ms. Knickerbocker]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Candi Milo

The principal of Sheffield Institute.
* BritishStuffiness: The cartoon gives her a British accent.
* ButtMonkey: She sometimes becomes this due to the actions of the girls.
* IWasQuiteALooker: She doesn't say it, but in the comic she's shown to be a former ''beauty queen''.
* LargeAndInCharge: A heavy set woman and is in charge of running Sheffield.
%%* PrimAndProperBun
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Ms. Knickerbocker may seem strict, but that's only because she has to be when there are those who need it.
* {{Spinster}}: She hasn't been married and appears to be in her early 50s or 60s.

[[folder:Nigel Ashcroft]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Reisz

Taranee's main love interest throughout the series, a former bad boy trying to change his ways.
* TheAtoner: He's desperately trying to shed his former bad boy image to prove to Taranee's mother that he has a genuine interest in his daughter.
* CatchPhrase: In the show: "Sweet!"
* CrazyJealousGuy: Once Taranee spends significantly less time with him after getting caught up in her extracurricular activities.
* DeadpanSnarker: Surfaces occasionally throughout both the cartoon series and comics, particularly when dealing with Uriah and his followers.
* FieryRedhead: Shows more of this in the cartoon.
* FormerTeenRebel: He was previously a member of Uriah's gang, before reforming himself after meeting Taranee.
* HeelFaceTurn: See FormerTeenRebel.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He's a genuinely NiceGuy at heart, but isn't too keen on making this fact known.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LoveRedeems: Nigel's feelings for Taranee and hers to him, is what finally pushed Nigel to cease hanging out with Uriah's gang.
* OddFriendship: He's revealed to be good friends with Martin.
* PutOnABus: In the comics, after he and Taranee ''officially'' break up, Nigel isn't heard from or mentioned again. He's still Taranee's boyfriend in the cartoon.
* TheQuietOne: Nigel is often described as being the "silent, reflective" type.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Martin's Sensitive Guy.
* TroubledButCute

[[folder:Eric Lyndon]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow

Hay-Lin's crush and eventual boyfriend throughout the series, who surprisingly moves away in the 5th saga.
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* ChickMagnet: "L is for Loser" shows two cheerleaders practically ''fighting'' over him.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: To lesser extent than Hay-Lin.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: In the cartoon Eric has blue eyes and blue hair.
* HandBehindHead: A frequent gesture.
* HeadbuttOfLove: Hay Lin and Eric first met when she was roller-blading and ran into his motor scooter.
* MrImagination: His brain is described as being "bursting with imagination".
%%* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: He moves away when his parents return from their work trip in the 5th saga, and eventually disappears from the series.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the cartoon.

[[folder:Martin Tubbs]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dee Bradley Baker

A nerdy boy whose feelings for Irma [[AllLoveIsUnrequited seem to be unrequited]].
* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Irma.
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Expy}}: Possibly an {{Expy}} of Mark Foster from ''Series/StepByStep'' and Jeremie Belpois from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* ExtravertedNerd
* GeekPhysiques: He's scrawny and ungainly in appearance compared with the other boys in the series.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: It is implied that he grows into a rather handsome young man in the epilogue, which attracts Irma's interest.
%%* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: He's mentioned to be good friends with Nigel.
* TeenGenius: Particularly when it comes to computers and technology.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Nigel's Manly Man.
%%* SicklyNeuroticGeek
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Martin is an Honors Student at Sheffield.

[[folder:Alchemy Ethel]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Lauren Tom

A friend of the girls at Sheffield Institute. She is around the same age as the girls, and is wholly ignorant of what Elyon and W.I.T.C.H. do.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cornelia and Elyon.
* CrushBlush: Towards Caleb in the cartoon's first season.
%%* MessyHair
* NiceGirl: Was so worried about Elyon being missing that she convinced Principal Knickerbocker to call the police. [[TrueCompanions That's true friendship.]]
* OneNameOnly: Subverted, sort of. You wouldn't be faulted for only knowing her by her first name, as what is likely to be her surname; Ethel; is mentioned vaguely exactly once (in the Season 1 episode "Divide and Conquer"), by Blunk of all characters, when he's trying to delay Cedric hunting down Will (or Irma, given the red hair comment).
-->'''Cedric''': Tell me about the girl with red hair.
-->'''Blunk''': Cedric mean Ethel? Sorry, she went Denmark. Loves cheese.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Technically, Alchemy's hair is auburn, and there are many characters far more important than her in the grand scheme of things.

[[folder:Andrew Hornby]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Byrne Offutt

Irma's first serious crush early into the series, a handsome upperclassman.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Irma accidentally turns him into a frog when he attempts some AutoErotica on her]].
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ObliviousToLove: Seemingly, in regards to Irma.
* TheQuietOne: He's often aloof and silent and speaks very little throughout the series.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome