The characters of W.I.T.C.H. From the Guardians to their families.
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[[folder: W.I.T.C.H.]]
!All of Them

* [[ActionGirl Action Girls]]: Even when they're not in Guardian form.
* {{Adorkable}}: Each in their own way.
* AmazonBrigade: When they transform.
* [[{{Badass}} Badasses]]: ALL OF THEM!
** BadassAdorable
** BadassCrew: They are the Guardians of the Veil and know how to kick ass.
** BadassFamily: However, they consider one another like family.
** [[BadassTeacher Badass Teachers]]: Only in the comics. They temporarily become teachers to other kids with magical abilities in the eighth saga.
** UnderestimatingBadassery: Many of their enemies tend to underestimate the girls. Big mistake.
* 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.
** FridgeBrilliance: Their enemies are basically bullies with supernatural powers. It makes sense that girls that already resisted bullies would make good Guardians.
* 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.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnets]]: All of them have caught the attention of more than one guy.
* [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]: 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.
* [[KidHero Kid Heroes]]: They start off at the ages of 12 and 13.
* [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girl Warriors]]: A prominent non-anime example.
* MamaBear: To each other. Shown in "L is for Loser".
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girls]]: 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.
** 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.
*** 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.
* PowerGivesYouWings: In the comic the wings were useless until the New Power arc. In the Arkhanta arc they even [[LampshadeHanging admitted they had no idea why they had wings]].
* PowerOfFriendship: {{Justified}}. The stronger the bond between the Guardians, the stronger they are when fighting evil. A recurring theme in the comics and show.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Their Guardian uniforms, though they look more pink in the animated series.
* TeensAreShort: Downplayed. Each of them are short, but that's probably because of puberty.
* TownGirls: Femme-Cornelia, Neither-Irma, Taranee, and Hay Lin, Butch- Will
* TrueCompanions: Even when they fight, that won't stop them from making up later on.
* 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]].


!!Wilhelmina "Will" Vandom
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->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.
* 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
* 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, 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.
* BrownEyes
* ButtMonkey: ''Very'' evident in the comics, to the point where she screams out "Why does this keep happening?!" when [[spoiler:her pet dormouse is ran over.]]
* 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.
* 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
* 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.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Her powers give her a strong connection to animals.
** {{Technopath}}: And appliances.
* [[ABoyAndHisX 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.
** PowerPerversionPotential: She realized she could use it to appear more attractive to Matt, but in the end she changed her mind.
* HotBlooded
* 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.
* InSeriesNickname: The cartoon reveals that her mother calls her, "Pink Perky Poopy Pumpkin".
* TheLeader
* LethalChef: Her mother and Matt are terrified by her attempts at cooking because she's as bad as [[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 Caucasian and her mother is a still, unspecified ethnicity.
* 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.
* PaintedOnPants: Her Guardian outfit from the New Power saga includes these.
* PureEnergy: Her power source in the comics.
** ElementNumberFive: Quintessence in the show, pretty much the same thing but used as LifeEnergy and ShockAndAwe.
* RedHeadedHeroine
* 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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: TeleportersAndTransporters:]] 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
** NamesTheSame: 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.
* 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.
** 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=].
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Frogs?]]: 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.


!!Irma Lair
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->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.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the form of Andrew Hornby.
* AttentionWhore: See the ItsAllAboutMe section.
* BigEater: Sometimes in the comics and she does have a definite sweet-tooth.
* BigFun: Irma was slightly chubby in the comics, DependingOnTheArtist.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: She has been this.
* BigOlEyebrows
* 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.
* TheCharmer: See below.
* CharmPerson: One of her powers is some kind of mind control.
* ClassClown
* 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
* GenkiGirl
* [[ABoyAndHisX 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
* AnIcePerson: Not in personality, but because she has control over water, Irma also has the ability to freeze (and unfreeze) anything she wants.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Shows shades of this in "O is for Obedience", but seems to have gotten over it by the end.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JumpedAtTheCall: Even more so in the show, Irma was the most psyched to be a Guardian.
* LifeOfTheParty
* MakingASplash
* 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 A 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.
* ShockJock: Known in the show as: "Lair on the Air"!
* {{Shorttank}}
* 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
* SweetTooth
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Irma loves to eat chocolate ice cream.
* TheTrickster
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Cornelia.



!!Taranee Cook
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->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.
* 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.
* 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.
* {{Beware the Nice|Ones}}/[[BewareTheQuietOnes Quiet Ones]]: Tends to become a pyromaniac when she snaps. [[GenreSavvy 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.
* BigOlEyebrows
* 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.
* [[DatingWhatDaddyHates Dating What Mommy Hates]]: 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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted]]
* HartmanHips
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: 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}}
* [[NerdActionHero Nerd Action Heroine]]
* NerdsAreSexy: Debateable, 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Sometimes has to be this.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: In her Guardian form.
* TheQuietOne
* 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
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
* 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 Why Did It Have To Be Bugs]]: Taranee isn't fond of bugs. Except for butterflies, grasshopper, and crickets.
* WreathedInFlames: Her zenith form as shown in "Z is for Zenith".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Cornelia Hale
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->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. 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.
** 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.
* AlphaBitch --> LovableAlphaBitch: In the show. In the comics she started out as the LovableAlphaBitch.
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: Cornelia could be a little meaner than she had to Lillian. [[spoiler: When it was revealed in "U is for Undivided" that Lillain was the Heart of Earth,]] Cornelia's attitude changed. By the end of the season 2 finale, Cornelia might have averted this trope.
* [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: [[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".
* 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
* CoolBigSis: When she's not fighting with Lillian, that is.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceQueen: Especially in the show.
* DishingOutDirt
* 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.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She has a connection to plants, even being able to communicate with them, or "green speak".
* GreenThumb
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SnarkKnight: Like Irma, Corny won't hesitate at her job of being a Guardian. She'll make snippy and witty one liners.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Will' s Tomboy.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the television series Cornelia acts rude and insensitive towards Will. She blamed her for Caleb being taken by Cedric. Corny even quit the group because of what happened to Elyon. Afterwards, she coldly told Will:[[KickTheDog ''everything wss just fine before you came along'']]
** 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.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Irma.
* YourCheatingHeart: Not her. One of her pet peeves is "affairs of the hearts".

!!Hay Lin
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->Voiced by: Liza Del Mundo

The Air Guardian, Hay Lin is a bit of an [[IncrediblyLamePun airhead]]. She enjoys art and comic books. Her family manages the Silver Dragon restaurant. She falls in love with Eric Lyndon.

* {{Adorkable}}: The ''most''.
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Gal]]: {{Averted}}. Knows martial arts, but doesn't act all haughty about it.
* AsianAirhead: Type Two, but ''much'' smarter than she looks, especially in the comics.
* BadassAdorable
* 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.
* BerserkButton: Do not threaten to hurt or kidnap her grandmother. She will own you!
* {{Beware the Nice|Ones}}/[[BewareTheSillyOnes Silly Ones]]: She is the most cheerful, quirky, and eccentric member of W.I.T.C.H. You still shouldn't underestimate her.
* BigEater: Implied in "S is for Self".
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Sometimes [[Comicbook/{{WITCH}} in the comic book]].
** She also has previous martial arts knowledge, good enough to knock down a Capoeira practitioner.
* BlowYouAway
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: {{Averted}}.
* BreakTheCutie: She goes into a HeroicBSOD in "T is for Trauma". She got better.
* BuffySpeak: Sometimes she makes up words like "weirdific" or "rockalicious".
* CatchPhrase: "Yap!", "Spacious!", "Out of this world"
* [[CheerfulChild Cheerful Teenager]]: Always a smile on her face.
* ChineseGirl
* CloudCuckoolander: Much more apparent in the show, though she can [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]] just as easily as the others.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* TheCutie
* DorkKnight: Hay Lin is the most [[{{Adorkable}} dorky and happy-go-lucky]] Guardian of W.I.T.C.H.
* 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
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlyBruiser: Hay Lin knows some martial art skills.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wore them often in the earlier issues, but seemed to grow out of it.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]]: Hay Lin is basically a pig-tailed wearing version of her grandma in her youth.
* KidAppealCharacter
* MamaBear: {{Inverted}}. She is ''very'' protective towards her grandmother.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]: Her favorite class is even art.
* MotorMouth: Comes with being a GenkiGirl.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: The least sarcastic member of the Guardians.
* 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]].
** OtakuSurrogate
* 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''.
* PerpetualSmiler: About 98% of the time. [[{{Tearjerker}} You should be worried when she's not smiling.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: She ties this with Blunk.
* PluckyGirl
* 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: In her Guardian form in the comics.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Allies]]
!!Elyon Brown [[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Elyon_Brown_1638.jpg]]
->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 manipulative.]]
* ChangelingFantasy
* 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.
* 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!"
** 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.
** Then again, this ''is'' [[ManipulativeBastard Prince Phobos]] we're talking about. And Will's decision not to tell her did result in them being easy to paint as dishonest, as the others [[WhatTheHellHero pointed out to Will after the fact.]]
*** Inverted in the comics, where she slowly became suspicious of Phobos and Cedric (despite the fact that it was implied she wanted to believe her brother wasn't that evil) and made up with Cornelia MUCH earlier than in the show.
* 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.]]
* LightIsGood: She is the Light or Heart of Meridian.
* MacGuffinGirl: 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' 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 Meridan 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.
* [[BenevolentMageRuler Sorceress Princess]]: 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.
* 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

!!Caleb
->Voiced by: GregCipes

The leader of the rebels and Cornelia's boyfriend.

* 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.
* {{Badass}}: He doesn't have any powers. He's also one of the biggest badasses.
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
* ChickMagnet: Besides Cornelia, Caleb has won the affection of Elyon (initially), Alchemy, and a couple of other Earth girls.
* [[spoiler:ChildByRape]]
* DisappearedDad: When the series starts.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefectorFromDecadence: In the comic where he was one of Phobos' minions before deserting.
* DistressedDude
* 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.
* HeroicBastard: Implied.
* 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.]]
* MissingMom
* [[MsFanservice Mr. Fanservice]]: Has a lot of shirtless scenes...
** Well, 1. But the point still stands.
* NoSocialSkills
* OddFriendship: With both Blunk and Matt.
* TheOneGuy: In season one.
* PutOnABus: In the comic. He's forced to choose between his duty in Meridan 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 Meridan. [[TearJerker Both scenarios had unhappy endings]].
* 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.


!! Yan Lin
->Voiced by: 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.
* [[spoiler:BigGood: 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
* NeverMessWithGranny
* 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.


!!Orube

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 Taranee returns. She does not appear in the animated series, largely because the story arch 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.
* 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.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: 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


!!Blunk [[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/loklo_1195.jpg]]
->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.
* 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 retailer 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: 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."

!! The Oracle [[spoiler:(Real name: Himerish)]]
->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.

* BaldOfAwesome
* 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 Guardian's 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.
* [[spoiler:ProudWarriorRaceGuy: 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.
* 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.]]


!!Matthew "Matt" Olsen/Shagon
->Voiced by: JasonMarsden

Will's boyfriend, as well as a would-be musician.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the comics Matt had grayish-brown hair. Matt in the cartoon had blue 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: 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
* HeroesWantRedheads: Is the boyfriend of [[FieryRedhead Will Vandom]], the Leader of the Guardians.
* 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.
* ThePowerOfRock: His "right weapon" against Shagon.
* SecretKeeper[=/=]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...
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Caleb's Manly Man.
* TeachMeHowToFight: Asks this of Caleb.
* ThePowerOfHate: What initially made Shagon strong. The more you hate him, the stronger he gets.

!!Vathek
->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.
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute: Is set up as one in the comic, but this is [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] fairly quickly as his HiddenDepths begin showing.
* EpicFlail
* 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 Meridan. 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.

!!Julian
->'''Voiced by:''' Loren Lester
Caleb's father.

* 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.
* 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.]]



!!Aldarn
->'''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.
* TotallyRadical: He tries to communicate to Cornelia like this in an early episode and only receives a confused, "Huh?" for his efforts.

!!Dormouse(comics), Mr. Huggles(cartoon)
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.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Brown in the comics, grey in the cartoon.
* AscendedExtra: He dies in the third saga of the comics. Becomes an important character in the cartoon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Only in the TV series, in the 2nd season.
* BrownEyes: Has them in both the TV series and comics.
* 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 Evil Detecting Mouse]]: He was the only one that could tell when Nerissa was pretending to be someone else.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He died in the comics. He becomes a [[spoiler: Regent of Earth with Matt and Napoleon]]
* TeamPet: Especially after "U is for Undivided"

!!We
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.
* 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]]

[[folder: Villains]]
!!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.
* BeardOfEvil
* 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.
** BiggerBad: Of the fifth story arc of the comic, and implied to be this overall in that continuity.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EnemyMine: With the good guys against Nerissa in the second season.
* EvilOverlord
** 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.
* TheEvilPrince
* KickTheDog: Let's just say the he does this a lot.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Does this to Nerissa and Miranda.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: At the end of the fourth story arc: [[SpannerInTheWorks his plan to return from jumping in an endless void and kill the Guardians was accidentally ruined by Napoleon, leaving him defenseless]], and the girls promptly kill him.]]
** [[spoiler: DeaderThanDead: In the comics: at the end of the fourth story arc, Will ''disintegrates his soul'']].
* ManipulativeBastard
* 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.
* 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]]).
* 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
* 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
* TokenEvilTeammate Briefly in Season 2.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Well, a sort of dirty straw blond, but it counts.

!!Cedric
->Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

Phobos' right-hand man. He transforms into a giant snake creature.

* [[spoiler: ClippedWingAngel: His absorbing of Phobos' 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
* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: When he absorbed the combined powers of Phobos, Elyon and C.H.Y.K.N.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveRedeems / RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: In the comic.
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler: PhysicalGod]]
* ScaledUp
* SmugSnake
* SnakePeople: In his true form.
* {{Snaketalk}}: Mildly in human form; much more pronounced in his ScaledUp form.
* [[spoiler: TheStarscream]]
** [[spoiler: DragonAscendant]]
* StoicSpectacles: In the comic, he has these when he disguises himself as Cedric Hoffmann.
* TomTheDarkLord
* WickedCultured: In his own words, his two greatest passions are ancient books and the art of deception.

!!Miranda
->Voiced by: 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.

* BastardUnderstudy
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CanonForeigner: She's exclusive to the TV Series.
* ConsummateLiar
* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory
* CreepyChild
* DarkChick
* [[spoiler: TheDragon: To Cedric after he takes over as the BigBad.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* GiantSpider: In her beast form.
* {{Irony}}: Is ultimately taken down by her former squad mate Sandpit (the very one she worked with on Earth in episode 3).
* ManipulativeBastard
* OneWingedAngel: Her spider form to a degree. Miranda's human form is 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. So while the two have similar abilities, they are clearly not the same type of shapeshifter.
* PragmaticVillainy: Advocates a quick execution for Caleb and his friends.
* TheSociopath: "Clipping their wings isn't nearly as effective as breaking their spirits."
* UncannyValleyGirl



!!Nerissa
->Voiced by: KathSoucie

The former Quintessence Guardian. She attempts to rule the world by defeating Phobos and the Guardians.

* AdaptationalVillainy: Somewhat {{Inverted}} 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".
* 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.
* BigBad: Of Season 2.
* BrainyBrunette: In the evil, manipulating sense.
* TheChessmaster: Easily the best in the whole show.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She could give [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]] a run for her money in exactly predicting heroes' movements.
* DarkIsEvil: Use to wear a black cloak.
* 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).
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: {{Enforced}}. In "T is for Trauma", Nerissa brainwashed all the males closest to WITCH (sans Caleb and Matt), to further her own goals.
* EvilOldFolks: In her aged form.
* [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]]
* FallenHero
* GreenEyes: Significant because she [[spoiler: shares them with her son, Caleb.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: In the cartoon [[spoiler: she's Caleb's mother]].
* ManipulativeBastard
* 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.


!!Raythor
->Voiced by: Creator/SteveBlum

One of Phobos's commanders, who is later manipulated by Nerissa into forming the Knights of Vengeance. Is an honorable man, despite his allegiance.

* AntiVillain: Big-time Type I.
* AvengingTheVillain
* BadassNormal
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After it becomes obvious that Phobos has no honor whatsoever.]]
* NobleDemon

!!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
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BountyHunter
* TheBrute: Shared with Gargoyle and Sandpit.
* DumbMuscle: In the cartoon he's noted to be stupider than Sandpit. Yes, he's stupider than a ''bunch of living quicksand''.
* RhinoRampage
* TheRival: With Raythor for several episodes.
* TheVoiceless: Did not speak in his first appearance, but gained a voice in Season 2.

!!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.

* BatOutOfHell
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: The Tracker is killed by Drake, who rips through his body causing him to fall to pieces.]]
* EpicFlail
* EvilDetectingDog: Sniffer.
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath
* TheGrimReaper: Close enough to it.
* ImplacableMan: He can be slowed down, but once the Sniffer has the scent he's next to impossible to stop.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker
* TheyHaveTheScent
* TheVoiceless: Zig-zagged. He's silent in his debut appearance, fairly talky in his second, and silent again from then out.

!!Sandpit
->Voiced by: KathSoucie

Originally a pool of rebel-consuming quicksand, 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.

* BlobMonster
* CanonForeigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Sides with Elyon after learning Phobos is truly dishonourable.]]
* HiddenDepths: According to Raythor, he's smarter than Frost in spite of being living quicksand, implying this or that Frost is ''really'' stupid.
* QuicksandSucks
* ShapeShifter
* ShiftingSandLand

!!Gargoyle
->Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

A giant earth-based monster who guarded the moat of Phobos' 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 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sides with Elyon after learning Phobos is truly unhonourable.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Will's Family]]
!!Susan Vandom
->Voiced by: Lauren Tom

Will's single mother. Susan is a kind and caring person, but is strict when raising her daughter, often lecturing her child on responsibility and her grades. Even so, the two have a good relationship. 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.
* AmicableExes: With Thomas(Tony in the cartoon).{{Averted}} in the comics. Downplayed in the cartoon series.
* BrownEyes
* 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.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: She can be quite stubborn and sarcastic like Will.
* MamaBear
* 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

!!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" and has dark and selfish intentions for showing up. In the cartoon series, he's known as "Tony" and he really does want to be in his daughter's life with no ulterior motive.

* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Inverted}}. 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.
* 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.
* {{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.

!!Dean Collins
-> Voiced by: Cam Clarke

Will's History Teacher at Sheffield Institue. He is dating Susan, Will's mother and later marries her. At first Will isn't thrilled at Dean dating her mom, but eventually grows closer to him, as he does to 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
* BrainyBrunette: He has brown hair and is the History teacher at Sheffield Institute.
* ButtMonkey: Unfortunaetly 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
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Man And His Lizard]]: Owns a pet lizard, Mr. Scales, in the TV series.
* 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. Most 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.
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: {{Averted}} in the comics. Dean and Susan don't marry by the cartoon's version's end, but given his personality, he would've averted it there as well.

!!Serena Sanchez
-> Voiced by: Elisa Gabrielli

Only appears in the cartoon series. Serena is the fiance of Tony and future stepmom for Will. Initially, Will thinks Serena is Nerissa in disguise, but is proven wrong. Serena turns out to be a really nice and cool lady.

* 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''.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Woman]]: Lampshaded by Blunk.
* RapunzelHair
* 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

!!William Collins

Only appears in the comics. He is the son of Dean Collins and Susan Vandom-Collins, thus making him the younger half brother of Will Vandom. He and Will have a close relationship, and he enjoys being with her a lot.

* BrownEyes
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Irma's Family]]
!!Tom Lair
->Voiced by: Bryne Offutt

Irma' s cop father. Tom is quite strict with his daughter, but that's only because he cares about her, like all dads.

* AdaptationDyeJob: The comics showed him with gray hair and the cartoon gave him brown hair.
* 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...

!!Anna Lair
->Voiced by: CandiMilo

Irma's mother. Anna is a housewife or a stay-at-home mom. In the comics, she's Irma's stepmother, but in the TV series she's her birth mother.

* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Anna is the Skinny Mama to Tom's Chubby Papa.
* DeadpanSnarker: Guess who taught Irma?
* [[DotingParent Doting Mother]]: 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.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The only difference 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.

!!Christopher "Chris" Lair
->Voiced by: Cesar Flores

Irma's younger brother. He likes to annoy her a lot and get away with it too. Despite his annoying nature to his sister, Chris secretly admires her.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Taranee's Family]]
!!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.

!!Theresa Cook
->Voiced by: Mia Korf

Taranee's mother. She is a judge and often shows it when disciplining her children, particularly her daughter. Theresa means well, but sometimes doesn't make the most rational choice.

* 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

!! 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.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: 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
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Cornelia's Family]]
!!Harold Hale
-> Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Cornelia's father. He is a manager of at a bank. Harold may dote on his daughters, but he wants to teach them about responsibility.

* {{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

!!Elizabeth Hale
->Voiced by:Nancy Linari

Cornelia's mother. She's a stay-at-home mom. She dotes on both of her daughters and can be quite embarrasing about it.

* [[DotingParent Doting Mother]]: 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.

!!Lillian Hale
->Voiced by: Alyson Stoner

Cornelia's younger sister. The baby of the Hale family, so she is doted on by her parents. [[spoiler: In the TV series, it was revealed that she was the Heart of Earth and wields great magic. Until she is old and mature enough to handle the truth, her regents (Matt, Mr. Huggles, and Napoleon) will wield her powers.]]

* 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
* [[ABoyAndHisX 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.
* [[spoiler: MagicalGirl: 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.

!!Napoleon
->Voiced by: Creator/EdwardAsner

The Hale Family's pet cat. [[spoiler:He becomes an ally for WITCH in the TV series's second season.]]

* [[spoiler: ActionPet: Only in the cartoon. When Lillian gives him some of her powers.]]
* 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
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Familiar}}: For Lillian.
* TheNicknamer
* SpannerInTheWorks: In the comics he, by just being a cat, ends up [[spoiler: ruining Phobos' plan to return to the world and kill the Guardians, leaving him defenseless before their retaliation]].
* [[spoiler: TalkingAnimal]]: In the cartoon because [[spoiler: Lillian wished she could talk with him]].
* TeamPet: A cat this time for WITCH.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hay Lin' s Family]]
!!Chen Lin
->Voiced by: James Sie

Hay Lin's father and Yan Lin' s son. He's a very nervous guy, especially when his daughter or mother are doing something that makes him nervous. 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

!!Joan Lin
->Voiced by: Rosalind Chao

Hay Lin' s mother. She tends to be more strict than Chen, but doesn't get as nervous as Chen. 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: 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

!!Yan Lin
-> See Allies
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!!Ms. Knickerbocker
->Voiced by: Candi Milo

The principal of Sheffield Institute.

* BritishStuffiness
* 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.

!! 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.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mess with Taranee Cook. NOT SWEET!
* 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

!! 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.

!! 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 StepByStep and Jeremie Belpois from CodeLyoko.
* ExtravertedNerd
* GeekPhysiques: He's scrawny and ungainly in appearance compared with the other boys in the series.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: 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.

!!Alchemy
->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
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Was so worried about Elyon being missing that she convinced Principal Knickerbocker to call the police. [[TrueCompanions That's true friendship.]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Technically, Alchemy's hair is auburn.

!! Andrew Hornby
->Voiced by: Bryne Offutt

Irma's first serious crush early into the series, a handsome upperclassman.

* [[spoiler: BalefulPolymorph: 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
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Irma towards Andrew.
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