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Welcome to the dark side of the classic witch, step lightly or [[ImAHumanitarian you may get eaten]].

The wicked witch archetype is a classic staple of {{Fairytales}} everywhere. It used to be that just about every witch was wicked, and if a non-evil female magic user appeared in folklore, she'd be referred to with a term like "sorceress" or "fairy godmother" instead, but in modern times that's not always the case. A lot of the trappings of a wicked witch are shared by her good or neutral counterpart the WitchClassic, such as [[FlyingBroomstick Broomstick riding]] and wearing [[RobeAndWizardHat pointy hats]]. Still there are some red flags to watch out for to decide if the witch you're dealing with is good or may in fact be wicked.

* '''Appearance''': Because BeautyEqualsGoodness and EvilMakesYouUgly, an evil witch tends to be old and wrinkly, perhaps with warts and a SinisterSchnoz or pointy chin, and maybe even green or sallow skin, or [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette unhealthy pale skin]]. And of course [[EvilWearsBlack they wear black]]. In fact, if they hit any of the [[PersonalAppearanceTropes evil appearance tropes]] you'll want to watch out. However, if her beauty is the reason for her evil, she's probably a VainSorceress.
* '''Habits''': This character tends to [[SolitarySorceress live alone in isolated environments]], especially [[LostWoods creepy forests]] or [[TheHedgeOfThorns thorny wastelands]] where it's easy to find your way in and never find your way back out. Sometimes her house is ObviouslyEvil, but it's just as likely she lives in a GingerbreadHouse or other attractive building, so as to lure in her favorite prey: children. Sometimes [[ChildEater she eats them]], or sometimes she [[PoweredByAForsakenChild uses them as fuel or ingredients for her magic]], but even if she does neither, most evil witches seem inexorably [[ChildHater destined to give kids the worst—and last—days of their lives]]. This character also loves to [[EvilLaugh cackle]] and she may say something along the lines of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I'll get you my pretty!"]]. And while [[AllWitchesHaveCats witches in general love black cats]], the wicked ones also have a thing for creepy and evil animals like [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals toads or bats]].
* '''Powers''': While a good witch tends to be an [[GreenThumb earthy nature child]], the bad version practices BlackMagic and TheDarkArts and probably [[HollywoodSatanism trucks with the devil]] [[ReligionOfEvil or some other]] [[DarkSide power of evil]]. A good witch might brew a potion to [[UtilityMagic make your laundry smell nice]], but a wicked one might brew a potion with a [[EyeOfNewt Dead Man's Toe]] to give you hives. They are also especially prone to throwing around {{Curse}}s at people they don't like or [[GypsyCurse really just anyone that happens to cross their path]]. [[BalefulPolymorph Turning people into animals]] seems to be a favorite, as far as curses go.

It's likely that every witch in existence will be this trope in a setting where MagicIsEvil. There might also be some overlap with the WickedStepmother and the EvilMatriarch, however royalty tends to be [[HotWitch beautiful]]. In settings tending more towards MagicRealism than typical fantasy worlds, their magical powers will be downplayed, but their prophecies will have a bad habit of coming horribly true, especially if they get insulted or snubbed.

It's also worth noting that many aspects of the wicked witch (an old woman in mourning black, living alone, loves children, has a cat) are perfectly ordinary things you might expect from a widowed older woman, twisted to make them sound evil. The origins of the wicked witch herself are most likely a way to vilify women that certain people thought were leading immoral lives, or wanted to take advantage of.

Compare EvilSorceress of which this tends to be a more 'earthy' version.

Usually uses BlackMagic. Subtrope of WitchClassic. Sister tropes include CuteWitch, HotWitch, and WidowWitch. Not to be confused with WitchSpecies.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Yubaba from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', [[spoiler:but not her sister, who just looks like one]].
** [[spoiler:Slightly applies to Yubaba's sister, as despite her kind nature she's not above using violence to get what she wants. This is exemplified by her sending paper familiars after Haku and cutting him up badly with them for stealing something from her.]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had Beryl, [[ShesAManInJapan Zoisite]], Emerald, Nehellenia, Badiane, Kaguya... just to name a few.
** The Witches 5...
*** Most of those are undeniably wicked, but they're also {{Hot Witch}}es.
* ''Anime/GoLion'', known as ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' in America has Honerva/Haggar, an [[RecycledInSpace alien witch]] [[AllWitchesHaveCats complete with cat]].
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' intentionally subverts the Wicked Witch archetype with [[spoiler:Anthy]], who is a witch who acts like a princess. She is victimized by her brother, a prince who acts like a witch, and she eventually falls in love with [[spoiler:Utena]], a princess who acts like a prince.
* ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' has Shibiretta, one of the employees of Eternal.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Majorina, one of the enemy commanders. Crooked nose? Yes. Occasional cackling? Yes. Rides a broom? Yes. Casts hexes? Yes, albeit from her inventions. Crystal ball to spy on others? Yes, though she doesn't use it too much. Old and ugly? Yes, until she shouts "Majorina time!" and turns into her EvilIsSexy form.
* While Punie Tanaka of ''Manga/DaiMahouTouge'' definitely looks the part of a CuteWitch, her true nature is more along these lines.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' portrays witches in general as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but [[TheChessmaster Medusa]] and {{Arachn|idAppearanceAndAttire}}e in particular are the {{Big Bad}}s of various points of the story.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Angela, a cute little girl witch.
* The Witches from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' are very, very far from the classic image of the "Witch", being much closer to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] or the ''youma'' of classic ''mahou shoujo'' shows than anything else. [[spoiler:Also, apart from witches that grew from former familiars after their parent witch was killed, every single witch used to be a MagicalGirl]].
* True Witch Fabia Crozelg of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', who dresses in a black witch outfit, flies around on a broom called Hell Gazer, commands several devil familiars, and specializes in a wide variety of {{Curse}}s. When [[WarriorMonk Church Knight]] Sister Chantez sees her, she mentions that she's practically her complete opposite professionally. She's also [[spoiler:the [[ArcVillain villain of the Library arc]], spying on the Vivid cast and later capturing them one by one]].
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Mystical Sands is a witch that the heroes have to defeat to progress. She controls sand and laughs constantly as the heroes fight her sand worm minions.
* Clow Reed's PsychoExGirlfriend in the dubbed version of the first OVA to ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura''. In the original, she was merely a water-diviner whose business was disrupted by Clow Reed, and who was sealed up voluntarily. She was also not actually his girlfriend, though she did have feelings for him that may or may not have been reciprocated. [[note]] She is described as his lover, which implies that they [[DidTheyOrDidntThey probably]] at least slept together once.[[/note]] In the dub, she was formerly Clow Reed's student, and eventually his long-term girlfriend, until she decided she wanted more power and headed on over to TheDarkSide, and Clow Reed broke up with her and sealed her away because she was dangerous.
* Sucy Manbavaran from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is a goth-looking girl, pale skinned with bags under her eyes, specializes in potions and poisons, and is named after a Philippine trickster witch archetype. A rare "good guy" example.

* In the Literature/ChildBallads "[[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch034.htm Kemp Owyne]]", the stepmother, [[FairestOfThemAll out of jealousy at her beauty]], turns her stepdaughter into a dragon; the title character must kiss the dragon to restore her.
* In the Child ballad "[[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch036.htm The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea]]", the stepmother transforms both her stepchildren.
* In ''Literature/WilliesLady'', Willie's mother, who cursed her daughter-in-law to die in childbirth.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* [[MeaningfulName Frau Totenkinder]] in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' is any unnamed Wicked Witch in fairy tales. She's been shown specifically to have been the Wicked Witch in "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}", "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/TheFrogPrince", and "Literature/HanselAndGretel", but she got better after the oven incident. (This is explained in the ''1001 Nights of Snowfall'' prequel.)
** Totenkinder is actually a bit of a subversion because she's not actually evil, just self-servingly neutral, and only looks the way she does by choice.
* Another partial monkeywrench is the Prairie Witch, a forties-era villain created by James Robinson in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''. She's leggy and sexy and doesn't actually practice magic, but she's got the green skin, hat, and flying broom.
* The polar opposite of Prairie Witch may be Mother Hubbard, also from was UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, specifically ''Scoop Comics’’ in 1941. She had all the trappings of the Trope, being an old hag with a witch’s hat who flew on a broomstick and used cauldrons and crystal balls to use dark magic. However, she was [[DarkIsNotEvil on the good guy’s side]], fighting evil gnomes and trolls, and, like most heroes of the time, battling ThoseWackyNazis.
* Mordred from DC's old anthology horror series, ''The Witching Hour'', fits the bill. To a lesser extent so does her daughter, Mildred, but not her granddaughter, Cynthia, who is more of a HotWitch. These three were later adapted into aspects of the Furies in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' by Creator/NeilGaiman.
* Hilda Spellman from ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' certainly counts as one with her pointy hat, long nose, warts, crooked teeth, flying broomstick and propensity to put hexes and curses on anyone she sees fit to. Her sister, Zelda, however, is far more the fairy godmother type, and their niece, Sabrina, is the quintessential CuteWitch.
** The above was true in stories before the late 1990s; with the success of the sitcom, Archie averted this by adapting some of the sitcom's elements into the comics. Thus, they gave Hilda and Zelda makeovers that made them look and act more like typical modern women.
* Most of the stories that Comicstrip/LittleLulu tells to Alvin feature an evil witch named Witch Hazel (No, not [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes that]] Witch Hazel), and her niece (also a witch) named Little Itch.
* [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper's]] friend ComicBook/{{Wendy|TheGoodLittleWitch}} is a CuteWitch, but she has three very wicked aunts.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: An Tanneke in ''De Zeven Snaren'' (but she becomes a good character in the end), Alwina in ''De Schat van Beersel'', Kovertol in ''De Tuf-Tuf-Club'', De Zwarte Madam in ''De Zwarte Madam'', Ham Leyn Wecks in ''De Mysterieuze Mijn'', Jeanne Panne in ''Jeanne Panne''.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Appear in albums like ''Hela De Heks'' and ''De Groene Patreel''.
* ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: Haakneus, Pierehaar and Steketand, who also appear in creator Jef Nys' other series, ''Langteen & Schommelbuik''.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck: Magica De Spell in the comic strips.
* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}: The Sea Hag.
* ComicStrip/DouweDabbert: Wredulia and the Heksen van Eergisteren.
* ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter: Eucalypta the witch, Paulus' archnemesis.
* The obscure '40s heroine Mother Hubbard was a ''heroic'' Wicked Witch who used her magic to fight ThoseWackyNazis, evil soul-stealing gnomes, and baby-eating ogres.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Mega-City One has been attacked by the Sisters of Death several times, who combine the wicked witch archetype with EldritchAbomination. As allies of the Dark Judges (and the ones responsible for turning them into living dead), they're undead spirits who consider life itself a crime and whose powers are so vast that they took over most of the Judge force and blacked out the sun.

[[folder: Fairy Tales/Folklore]]
* Literature/BabaYaga. Although she may also count as a nature spirit of sorts too.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/cinderella/stories/birch.html The Wonderful Birch]]", a Wicked Witch [[BalefulPolymorph turns the heroine's mother into a sheep]] and uses [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] to [[WickedStepmother take her place]]; she has the sheep killed and feeds it to the woman's husband, although the daughter does not eat and manages to bury the bones. Then she does everything in ''Cinderella'' and then, after the wedding, enchants her stepdaughter [[BalefulPolymorph into the form of a reindeer]] after the wedding and puts her own daughter in her place.
* In "Literature/BrotherAndSister" the WickedStepmother not only drives off the title characters with her cruelty, but, being a witch, tries to enchant them into animal forms (and succeeds with Brother). She also [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath murders]] Sister after her marriage and replace her with her own daughter.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/english/laidlyworm.html The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh]]", the stepmother, [[FairestOfThemAll out of jealousy at her beauty]], turns her stepdaughter into a dragon; she is disenchanted by her brother.
* In "Literature/KateCrackernuts", the [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] WickedStepmother has a Wicked Witch turn her stepdaughter's head into a sheep's head.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hopomythumb/stories/ebsenwitch.html Esben and the Witch]]", when Esben and his brothers stay at the witch's, she tries to murder them in their sleep. Fortunately, Esben shifted around the nightcaps so she murdered her own daughters instead; then, when they go to the king, he proceeds to rob her of her treasures one by one.
* "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" is held captive by a witch, who demanded her in return for her father's life, because he had stolen [[WackyCravings rampion from her for his pregnant wife]]. As are [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rapunzel/stories/petros.html Petrosinella]] and [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rapunzel/stories/fairang.html The Fair Angiola]], whose mothers had robbed the witch and had to pay the same price.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/stories/witch.html The Old Witch]]", the two girls go into service for the old witch; one, by being friendly to things she meets on the way, succeeds in tricking her out of gold, but the other fails.
* A witch kidnaps "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/asbjornsenmoe/buttercup.html Buttercup]]" in order to eat him.
* In "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/015.htm The Witch]]", the WickedStepmother intentionally sends her children to a Wicked Witch, who tries to set them {{Impossible Task}}s; through the advice of their grandmother and kindness to the objects about her house, they escape.
* "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/007.htm The Witch In The Stone Boat]]" kidnapped a princess, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting taking her form]] and place, and sending her to her brother as a bride, but the princess's son knew she was not his mother, and the true princess came back three times, and the third time, the prince managed to free her.
* In "Literature/TheWhiteDove", a Wicked Witch gets two brothers to promise her their [[YoungestChildWins younger brother]] for their safety; then she kidnaps the younger brother and tries to destroy him with {{Impossible Task}}s.
* In "Literature/{{Puddocky}}", when the girl steals parsley from the witch, the witch has her come work for her, and eat all the parsley she likes, but when young men start to quarrel because of her beauty, she turns the girl into a toad.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/69jorinde.html Jorinde and Joringel]]", a witch who disguises herself as an owl and or a cat turns Jorinde into a nightingale, and Joringel has to go save her.
* In "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/197.htm The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch]]", a witch breaks into the heroine's house and eats her older sisters (though the incident was the sisters' fault for leaving the door open).
* In "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/077.htm The Nine Pea-hens and the Golden Apples]]", a witch prevents the prince and his love from meeting a second time.
* In " Literature/{{Prunella}}", Prunella is a Wicked Witch's prisoner, because she had taken fruit from the witch's tree, and she assigns {{Impossible Task}}s; only with the help of the witch's son does she survive.
* The eponymous characters in "Literature/HanselAndGretel", end up lost in the woods, and find their way to a house (made of cake and bread), which is owned by a wicked witch, who's also a cannibal.
* In ''Literature/TheOneHandedGirl'', the heroine's brother accuses her of this.
-->''"By the kindness of your heart have you been deceived, O king," said he. "Your son has married a girl who has lost a hand. Do you know why she had lost it? She was a witch, and has wedded three husbands, and each husband she has put to death with her arts. Then the people of the town cut off her hand, and turned her into the forest. And what I say is true, for her town is my town also."''
* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, and "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/079.htm The Three Princes and Their Beasts]]", collected by Creator/AndrewLang, one of the brothers gets lost in TheLostWoods and encounters a wicked witch who turns people to stone.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies based on fairy tales and similair works.:
** In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', Queen Grimhilde transforms herself into a very impressive Hag of a witch, including all the classic physical features, in order to pull one over on Snow White. Interestingly she was originally a VainSorceress who put on the whole 'hook-nosed woman' look as a disguise. In fact, she's so effective as a Witch that she is resurrected to grand effect in the Disney comic books.
** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is technically an [[TheFairFolk evil fairy]], but still invokes the look and feel. She's referred to as a "wicked witch" by Merriweather.
** [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Mad Madam Mim]] appeared as Merlin's adversary in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', and had all the generic traits of a Wicked Witch. Interestingly her subsequent appearances in the various Disney comics turned her into ChaoticNeutral verging on ChaoticGood.
** Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (also a member of a fairy race, but is considered a wicked witch to merfolk)
** Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''might'' count - we're not ''entirely'' sure she's a witch.
* Hydia and her two daughters Reeka and Draggle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'', although Reeka and Draggle are rather incompetent at it.
* The town in WesternAnimation/ParaNorman once executed a supposed witch in its past, and is now filled with cheesy attractions and shops depicting her as this, which [[InsufferableGenius Salma]] finds historically inaccurate. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope And she's right.]] The witch was really just a little girl that could [[ISeeDeadPeople speak to ghosts.]]]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action ]]
* Voodoo fortuneteller Elzora from ''Film/EvesBayou''. The movie taking place in relatively recent times, she's aware of the imagery and seems to enjoy playing it up as part of her fortuneteller act, and gets cheap laughs from scaring children.
* The BigBad of ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' [[spoiler:Helena Markos]], the Witch of Sighs. She's very old, has wrinkled skin, cackles, and eats people.
* Loads of these are present and seen plaguing the fictional village of Augsburg in ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters''.
* All but one in the film ''Film/TheWitches''. Anjelica Huston's portrayal of the Grand High Witch's true face is actually more horrifying than its book counterpart.
* The prequel film ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' features three witches. One is evil all along, one turns evil and one remains good. The Wicked Witches both have natural monstrous forms but can use an enchantment to disguise themselves as beautiful. When [[spoiler:Theodora]] becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, she loses her beauty and gains the iconic green skin. The FlyingBroomstick thing turns out to be something she does to mock Oscar.
* Three wicked witches are the antagonists of ''Film/HocusPocus''. Of the trio, Winnie is the only one that really fits the Wicked Witch stereotype. Her sister Mary is more of a grown up CuteWitch and the third sister Sarah is an outright HotWitch.
* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', while most witches are of {{Hot|Witch}} variety, the Witch Queen looks like something humanoid grew from a tree, has VoiceOfTheLegion and laughs in a rather unamusing manner.
* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' and ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' both feature the Stygian Witches. They are based on the Graeae from Greek mythology -- and the name actually translates as 'old women', 'grey ones', 'grey witches' etc. They're a trio of elderly women who share one eye and one tooth between them. Perseus taking their eye convinces them to reveal some useful exposition. They appear to be far more bloodthirsty in the 2010 remake, as they're implied to be cannibals.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Karen Brewer from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' believes that the next door neighbor Mrs. Porter is one, and that her real name is Morbidda Destiny. The sitters would waver on whether or not they really believed this (and one of the ''Little Sister'' books revealed that even Mrs. Porter's granddaughter could not be sure whether it was true). Kristy eventually reasoned that Mrs. Porter could not be a real witch because when the Brewers' cat left a dead mouse on her doorstep she brought it over to demand that they dispose of it, rather than keeping to use in her potions.
* The TropeCodifier was Creator/ETAHoffmann's story ''The Golden Pot'', which was quite popular in an English translation during the early 19th century. The very wicked witch in this tale is a wrinkly old woman with the missing teeth that make her pointed nose almost meet her pointed chin, wearing a tall black hat, has a spooky black cat that she talks to, lives in a small cottage full of taxidermied animals and such, and cooks up a potion in a cauldron as a "love" charm for the young woman who comes to see her. She is the child of an evil dragon's feather and a sugar beet
* In John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory'', witches, with the rarest of exceptions, fully ''look'' the part.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', where the witches are actually named "Wicked Witch" (of the East and West).
** Countless reviews and analyses of TheFilmOfTheBook have said that, pound-for-pound, The Wicked Witch of the West is overall the hands-down most evil character to have ever been portrayed in film. It's also the TropeCodifier for witches being green-skinned.
** The sequel ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' introduced Mombi, the mildly wicked witch who brought Jack Pumpkinhead to life with her Powder of Life. Later in [[Literature/LandOfOz the series]], Mombi becomes a full-fledged Wicked Witch, the former Wicked Witch of the North.
** Gregory Maguire's novel ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' is a revisionist look at the characters and the land of Oz. The story centers on a green girl named Elphaba who grows up to be the Wicked Witch of the West. Over the course of the book, Elphaba gradually acquires the stereotypical attributes of this trope (except the ugliness- while never ''pretty'' per se, she's repeatedly described as having strong features that could easily tip into the stereotype, including a hooked nose, but they come together strikingly on her).
* The Other Mother in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''.
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' offers us Rhea, in ''Literature/WizardAndGlass''.
* Literature/{{Discworld}} witches are a monkeywrench, they [[DarkIsNotEvil deliberately look the part]] but are generally benevolent acting as doctor, judge, defence against supernatural threats and generally keeping the community in order. However, that doesn't always mean they're [[GoodIsNotNice nice]].
** In fact, Granny Weatherwax is rather disappointed that she has perfect teeth and an unblemished, rosy complexion. However, she refuses to admit that she ever cackles.
** We also get the occasion played straight (Black Allis, a frequently mentioned example of what happens when witches go bad) and {{inverted|Trope}} (Lilly Weatherwax, an evil ''fairy godmother'')
** The unfortunate results of using the traits of old women to "identify" witches is also deconstructed from time to time, seen in ''Witches Abroad'' and especially in the Tiffany Aching novels. Tiffany is first inspired to become a witch after witnessing the ostracism of an innocent, lonely, slightly odd old woman just because she was suspected of being a witch (by a community which wasn't familiar with the more positive examples mentioned above).
** The BonusMaterial in ''The Illustrated [[Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen Wee Free Men]]'' includes a "wicked witch" called Brenda Loveknot as part of the toad's backstory, who cursed Princess Sandy of Brokenrock to be stunned by a falling hamster on her 18th birthday. However, Loveknot insists she's not evil, just fulfilling a necessary narrative role, and the "curse" was placed by arrangement with the king on the understanding that it would [[LawOfNarrativeCausality inevitably]] lead to Sandy marrying a handsome prince.
* Completely averted by Morwen in the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''. She is a witch, and still practices magic, [[KindheartedCatLover owns a dozen or so cats]], and wears black robes, but is also very practical, sensible, friendly, and attractive in a motherly way.
** Also parodied with her colleague Archaniz, who looks and acts the part down to the poisonous garden... because she's the Chairwitch of the Deadly Nightshade Gardening Club. She also grows ordinary daisies in the garden and worries about witches getting a reputation for being too kind and helpful and thus getting swamped by people asking for assistance.
* Creator/RoaldDahl's novel ''Literature/TheWitches''. Dahl stated that his witches are AlwaysFemale and always hate children. They dedicate their lives to killing children. He also gives some telltale signs to spot a witch.
** They're bald. As they cover this up by wearing wigs 24/7, a woman scratching her head a lot is sure to be one.
** They have cats' claws instead of fingernails. So they're always wearing gloves
** Their nostrils have pink rims, to help them smell out children. Which apparently smell of fresh dogs' droppings.
** Their eyeballs flash different colours. You can apparently see fire and ice dancing there if you look hard enough.
** They have no toes. Yet they squeeze their feet into pointed shoes anyway - which is excruciating.
** Their saliva is blue, and they use it as pen ink.
* The utterly [[AxCrazy psychotic]] Witch Sisters, Morag and Mallenroh of Creator/TerryBrooks' ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Elfstones of Shannara]]''. Beautiful, cold, and utterly evil, they've turned the Wilderun into a disaster, and spent several thousand years warring with one another and kidnapping/murdering anyone who gets in between them. The Ilse Witch of ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'' is a more [[JerkassWoobie sympathetic]] [[DarkMagicalGirl version]] who was, coincidentally, raised by Morag and Mallenroh's brother, [[EvilSorcerer The Morgawr]].
** Brooks seemed to have liked this trope, because he also made one of the chief antagonists of his ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' series an evil, beautiful witch too. Nightshade is the only antagonist who shows up in every book of the series, and she has the most powerful magic in all of Landover after the land itself.
* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' series women with talent for magic but no money for sorceress training tend to end up getting the reputation, if not always the personality of a Wicked Witch.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', the White Witch of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' and the Lady of the Green Kirtle of ''Literature/TheSilverChair''.
* Although most witches in the ''Literature/DorrieTheLittleWitch'' books are good, some are this trope, and end up the antagonists of some books.
* Maelga, in ''Literature/TheForgottenBeastsOfEld'', is the sorceress Sybel's closest neighbor; one of the only people willing to live near the mysterious and frightening Eld Mountain. She's only a ''little'' bit wicked; she and Sybel end up good friends after Sybel receives the baby, Tam, and turns to Maelga for advice. Maelga steals a cow -- refusing to let Sybel do it -- so they can feed Tam, and leaves a jeweled broach in its place, making many peasants hopefully leaving the barn door open after. She does dispense curses and potions to the villagers, though.
* In Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', the figure of Sin is compared to these:
-->''Nor uglier follow the Night-Hag, when call'd\\
In secret, riding through the Air she comes\\
Lur'd with the smell of [[HumanSacrifice infant blood]], to dance\\
With LAPLAND Witches, while the labouring Moon\\
Eclipses at thir charms. ''
* In Creator/JohnMoore's FracturedFairyTale, ''Literature/TheUnhandsomePrince'', Emily's mother wasn't ''really'' wicked, but she definitely had leanings in that direction, and certainly looked the part. And she did turn Prince Hal into a frog (although, to be fair, he was trying to steal something from her at the time).
* In Creator/EDBaker's ''Literature/TheWideAwakePrincess'', several casting fell magic. One tries to trap Gwendolyn with a spinning wheel, which leaves Annie wondering how that works, since an evil fairy cast the {{curse}}.
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's ''Literature/VelveteenVs'', Halloween's problems started with this. (They blame Creator/LFrankBaum.)
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'', Mother Gerd claims to be merely summoning a sprite, but given that she recites the Lord's Prayer backwards, and warns Holger not to pray or cross himself, it's clearly a devil.
* Creator/HPLovecraft's "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" gave us Keziah Mason, servant of Nyarlathotep.
* In ''Literature/WarrenTheThirteenth'', Annaconda is described in her first appearance as a witch. It initially just seems like the author's way of describing how cruel she is, but then we learn that "witch" is absolutely literal. She and her sisters are genuine, black-magic-casting witches who crave power.
* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Mrs. Which takes on this form, with a pointed hat and a broom. While she's scary, she's a benevolent force, making her guise a pun rather than an indication of her nature.
* In ''Literature/{{Deathless}}'', Baba Yaga of Russian folklore shows up, or at least an odd version of her - she drives around in a limousine with chicken-legs, and insists on being referred to as Chairman Yaga, but she has the mane of horrid hair, a tendency to eat people, warts, a nasty cackle, and outranks every other magician in the world. From the same novel we also have the beautiful [[VainSorceress Madame Lebedeva]] who casually mentions cursing and killing people with her magic, although she's more [[TheFairFolk amoral and inhuman]] than wicked.
* Mrs Pouncer and her colleagues in ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', complete with familiar felines, flying broomsticks, tall pointy hats, wrinkled faces, hooky noses, etc. [[spoiler:It turns out that the faces are cunningly-fashioned masks that come off with the hats when they return to their respectable daylight lives.]]

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* The fact that old spinster Doña Clotilde presents almost all the characteristics listed above except the obvious magic powers becomes a RunningGag in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''.
* Bandora from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', as well as her American counterpart, Rita Repulsa from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''.:
** "The Tale of the Final Wish" ironically (it's based around FairyTaleMotifs) doesn't feature one as the antagonist. But Jill's nightmare at the beginning has MoodWhiplash of a beautiful woman offering an apple - only to transform into a Wicked Witch.
** "The Tale of the Pinball Wizard" has a WickedWitch as TheDragon to the evil prince in the game. She doesn't appear to have any magic of her own - but she's got plenty of sharp nails and cackling to make up for it.
** "The Tale of Watcher's Woods" features a trio of Wicked Witches haunting the titular woods. It turns out they were three little girls who got lost in the woods while camping.
** "The Tale of the Unfinished Painting" has a witch as an artist who traps people in paintings - and then displays them in a gallery as her own work.
** "The Tale of the Mystical Mirror" has a VainSorceress trying to preserve her youth and beauty by turning young girls into dogs (and presumably killing them).
** "The Tale of Many Faces" again has a VainSorceress enslaving young women and stealing their faces, rather like Mombi from ''Film/ReturnToOz''.
* Sid and Marty Krofft had a female example in Witchiepoo from ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' and and a male example in Hoodoo from ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', an evil magician who rides a flying hat. Which is lampshaded in one episode where the two end up meeting through a dating service. It was up to the heroes to break up the relationship.
* Amy's mom in an early ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch The Witch]]" may not physically resemble the classic witch archetype, but she was certainly wicked ([[FreakyFridayFlip bodyswapping with Amy to relive her youth]]). Later seasons proved that Amy was also leaning toward the wicked side. Then there's Willow at the end of Season Six...
** When Willow turns evil she gains enough dark magic power to be described as "the most powerful Wiccan in the Western Hemisphere". Which of course would make her the [[OffToSeeTheWizard Wicked Witch of the West]].
** Also spoofed with Willow being annoyed over witch stereotypes. There's also the PlayedForLaughs scene in "Once More With Feeling" when Xander says that evil witches might be responsible, only to shut up when Willow and Tara give him the hairy eyeball. And in "Family" where the Scoobies give Tara cliched presents like broomsticks and crystal balls. Willow however still [[NotSoAboveItAll gets moved]] by the [[CutenessProximity cuteness of a little girl dressed as a wicked witch for Halloween]].
* Subverted and lampshaded in the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "All Halliwell's Eve", when Prue, Piper, and Phoebe prepare for a Halloween party dressed as a nature witch, Glinda, and Creator/{{Elvira|MistressOfTheDark}} respectively, and Phoebe comments on Prue's costume;
-->'''Phoebe''': Hook-nosed hags riding broomsticks - that's what we're celebrating. Personally I am offended by the representation of witches in popular culture
-->'''Prue''': Which is why you're dressed as mistress of the dark?
-->'''Phoebe''': This costume happens to be a protest statement.
-->'''Prue''': I am so impressed that you can make a protest statement and show cleavage all at the same time.
** The plotline for that episode involves the Halliwell sisters being sent to 17th century Virginia to protect one of their ancestors. To ward off a mob, Phoebe uses her levitation powers to fly toward them while seemingly riding a broomstick. As she told her sisters, "I'm embracing the cliche."
** Another couple of episodes feature Wicked Witches. One that features FairyTaleMotifs has a WickedWitch freed from being imprisoned in a magic mirror - and she tries to kill the sisters by using fairy tale items. You guessed it - she dies by getting melted. The other Wicked Witch appears in the sixth season causing trouble for magical creatures - she is indeed seen in a black hat cackling by a cauldron.
** Paige and Phoebe were both wicked witches in their past lives, though Paige's is referred to as 'The Evil Enchantress' - and is given a LadyOfBlackMagic portrayal.
* Carrionites from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are a [[WitchSpecies species]] of Wicked Witches.
* Hexenbiest when they voge in ''Series/{{Grimm}}''
* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Dreams in the Witch-House" (based on an Creator/HPLovecraft story by the same title), the witch is a decrepit old woman who forces various men to sacrifice children for her spells.
* In ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' TV series HalloweenEpisode, Miss Hardbroom speaks against this trope. Mildred wears a Halloween mask meant to evoke the WickedWitch stereotype and gets scolded. Mildred runs into a trio of true Wicked Witches later on but they're normal women who just look a little rough from living in the forest. Miss Hardbroom mocks the trope even more "I suppose they had long warty noses and green skin".
** In the series finale, the girls accidentally wake up the Wicked Witch from ''Sleeping Beauty'' - and she curses everyone to fall into the same eternal sleep.
** The Off-Witch school inspector Mistress Broomhead is quite close to this as well. She tries her best to close the school down...until Miss Cackle discovers that she's an old school classmate - who's been wicked since childhood. She apparently turned all her teachers into snakes and tried to encase the school in a block of ice.
** Most stereotypes are subverted by the evil Harriet Hogweed - which is why she is able to pass for the good witch Lucy Fairweather.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' played with this one. A WickedWitch (in fact referred to as ''THE'' Wicked Witch) lives at the top of the beanstalk where she eats mortals for dinner. She's a HotWitch now but this dialogue implies it wasn't always so...
--> '''Zelda:''' It's the Wicked Witch!\\
'''Sabrina:''' Wicked? But she's so pretty.\\
'''Hilda:''' Oh! She's had a ''lot'' of work done.
** In "The Crucible" Harvey references the trope when Sabrina is accused of being a witch. He says she can't be one because witches are old and ugly - [[Film/TheWizardOfOz and melt when you throw water on them]] (which he does to Sabrina).
** In another episode, a distant aunt of Sabrina is shown to have all the physical characteristics and wardrobe... except that she turns to be absolutely nice, caring and selfless.
* Deconstructed on Series/OnceUponATime
** Zelena, the actual literal Wicked Witch of the West, is not only one of the most beautiful female characters in the series, being a [[HotWitch]], she showcases quite a bit of cleavage throughout the series, despite her emotional fragility. Not only that, but she's also had one of the worst lives of all villains in the series, and a huge [[FreudianExcuse]] for her actions. Eventually, after a series of wicked deeds including [[spoiler:kidnapping, murder, and rape]] she, most unexpectedly finds happiness and begins her path towards redemption in [[spoiler:her baby daughter Robyn, named after her father Robin Hood, who wasn't her partner, but conceived the girl while Zelena was wearing a cloaking spell pretending to be his wife Marian]].
** Regina can be considered a subversion of this trope too, although she was established from her introductory scene as being very different from that.
** It's debatable if Cora is a subversion or plays this straight.
** The Black Fairy seems to be this, except for the looks. Only her backstory episode will tell.
* There are many instances of wicked [[Characters/SupernaturalWitches witches]] in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', including the [[Characters/LandOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]] and the witch from ''Literature/HanselAndGretel''.
* ''Series/{{Arabela}}'' has two, both living in the Fairy Tale Kingdom. One is the witch from ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'', and one acts as an assistant to the main villain.
* Deconstructed, with a ''vengeance'', on an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', "The Witches Are Out"[[note]]Yes, ''out''. Many fans of the show have noted subtle shout-outs to gay rights all the way through the series.[[/note]]. Near Halloween, a candy magnate wants his product's mascot to be this. Since it's the '60s and all, Samantha, her friends and relatives stage a protest march, complete with picket signs, "Witches Are People Too", etc. (Aunt Clara's reads "Vote for Coolidge"). After terrorizing him by (among other things) making ''him'' look like that, the magnate capitulates, discovering later that since most Halloween candy is bought by fathers, a pretty witch is more appealing. TruthInTelevision if you are a Wiccan devotee: letters to this effect turn up in newspapers and on blogs every year.
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' has an episode where Kenan suspects a new transfer student is actually a witch. She dresses all in black, has a black cat as a pet and makes a lot of homemade food. Chris outlines the ways in which to spot a witch - they apparently scratch themselves a lot, smell like fire and have green tongues. Through coincidence, the girl in question appears to demonstrate all those. Kenan then suspects her of casting a love spell on Kel and a bad luck spell on him. He does indeed get an ImagineSpot where she's dressed in the traditional black hat and cloak.

* Music/ModestMussorgsky's ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'' has an orchestral piece based on Literature/BabaYaga. His other most famous work ''Music/NightOnBaldMountain'' is about a witches' sabbath.
* ''La Canción de las Brujas'' ("The Song of the Witches") by the Mexican composer of songs for children, Cri-Cri; it tells how the witches fly at midnight searching for naughty boys to punish them.

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* ''ComicStrip/BroomHilda''
* ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'': [=Granny McBrochan=] has all the attributes of the classic wicked witch; living in a remote cottage, magical cats, purveyor of curses and potions, and a cauldron. In practice she is a mostly benign feature in the lives of most Drambegians. Her wrath is mostly confined to Angus, and goodness knows but he deserves it at times.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'': The Sea Hag and her sister are classic but unique examples, drawn in that inimitable Segar style.

* The "Trick or Treat" table of ''VideoGame/PsychoPinball'' features a cartoonish witch, complete with large hooked nose, missing teeth, and pointy black hat.
* The Wicked Witch of the West in ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'', of course.
* The Sea Hag in ''Pinball/PopeyeSavesTheEarth''.

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* Wrestling/{{AAA}} and later LLF and LLU [[{{heel}} ruda]] La Bruja. After Malena Hernández was unmasked she got a golden masked successor.
* Rossy Moreno, Miss Janeth and Tiffany made rounds in as a Brujas for hire trio, having appeared in AULL, Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Mexico, AAA and PROLLM, among others.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* In ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'', there's a condition called Hag's Syndrome that makes the setting's {{Hot Witch}}es and {{Cute Witch}}es look as close to the part as they can -- when their powers first manifest, their skin and hair turn green and their eyes red -- and, in a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', water melts their skin. Actually a subversion, as a witch that has this isn't necessarily wicked -- their spells are more powerful than other witches, but it's entirely possible for a good witch to have the condition.
* The Witch class in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' ''can'' be this sort of witch, if they want. They are not bound to do it, but all the child-smelling, cauldron-bubbling goodness is there in their basic class features.
** The "Hag" monster type in both Pathfinder and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is a Wicked Witch as a monster type - an evil, magic-using, AlwaysFemale man-eating WitchSpecies that resembles a hideous old woman.
** Played with in the ''Kingmaker'' adventure path, where the characters will meet an old woman with a long pointy nose, weedy hair, green skin, and magical power who lives alone in a swamp with her giant flaming scarecrow. [[spoiler:She's actually a sorceress who is cranky because she's tired of people assuming she's an evil witch and mostly just wants to be left alone.]]
** See also the entire country of Irrisen, imagine if Literature/BabaYaga took over Russia with an army of Trolls, Frost Giants, icy Fairies and Giant Wolves, then left her daughters in charge.
* Likewise ''Heroes of the Feywild'' introduces a Witch class to [[TabletopGame/NentirVale ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 4th Edition's default setting]]. While they can be as good or evil as any class, they were the first true magic users, and the gods still have a vendetta against them. As such they tend to be viewed as this trope and act in secret.
* Kozmool Wickedwitch in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh OCG'', who's a combination of Darth Maul and the Wicked Witch.

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* The Witch in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' is a subversion of sorts: her evil deeds happened in the backstory and during the story itself she does more to help the protagonists than hinder them. They blame her nevertheless.
* Elphaba, the witch in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', is...well, exactly what you'd expect. [[HollywoodNerd Except]] [[HotWitch not.]]
* Mother Hare in ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', though her magic mostly runs along the lines of crystal balls and potions, and she isn't ever called a witch (though at one point, another character mockingly tells her, "Go home and ride your broomstick!"). She's an AffablyEvil old clairvoyant who avows that GoodIsDumb and creates the titular AppleOfDiscord.
* The witches of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' are, if [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation not necessarily wicked]], still suspiciously close to this trope.

* {{Toys/LEGO}} has featured a few, starting with the witch in the [[Toys/LEGOCastle Fright Knights]] theme, one in the ''Castle'' Fantasy Era, and one in the Toys/LEGOMinifigures theme.
** LEGO will also make a minifigure of the Wicked Witch of the West for ''LEGO Dimensions''.
* {{Toyws/Playmobil}} has featured several witches as well. Most of them have a hairstyle that combines the stringy hair and bun styles, and a hooked-nose-and-glasses piece has been used on most of them. The witches in the "Fi?ures" theme encompass the classic traits, because the first has the nose, stringy hair and sickly skin, while the second has the warts and the messy hair with bun.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Gruntilda from ''{{VideoGame/BanjoKazooie}}''.
** Plus her sisters in the sequel.
* Partially monkeywrenched in newer ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games. Some of the most annoying generic enemies are witches, but they're all rather attractive and young looking. They still dress the part though, and fly around on brooms. Subverted entirely by the Belnades family, a clan of witches who have assisted the Belmont clan in destroying Dracula many times.
** The closest example to a Wicked Witch in the series is Actrise from ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'', and she retains her youthful beauty. She had to slaughter her children in exchange for it...
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon Circle of the Moon]]'' plays this straight as opposed to the cute/hot witches in later games.
** And then played ''completely'' straight with Literature/BabaYaga herself, in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lords of Shadow]]''. Sure, she's helping you, but she quite clearly put Gabriel in a DeathTrap music box for her own amusement, and is responsible for driving [[TragicMonster Malphas]] to insanity. She ''would'' have become young and presumably beautiful (the DeathTrap contained a blue rose she needed for a youth potion), had Zobek not killed her offscreen (when he realized she was [[spoiler:working for Satan]]).
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has Koume and Kotake. Their combined form, Twinrova, is young and pretty, though.
** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' -- unlike their counterparts in the main ''Zelda'' universe, Termina's Koume and Kotake are kindly and helpful (though still hideous) crones, rather than wicked witches.
** The witches Twinrova appear in all their evil glory in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]''. In a fully linked game, [[HijackedByGanon they're the power behind the big villains of those games]].
* Probably Cackletta in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]''.
** Kammy Koopa in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games. Bedlam also sports the Wicked Witch look, crossing over into LivingShadow territory for the rest of her character.
* All witches in ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}''. Except once where two feuding witches repeatedly curse each other and one "curses" the other with unending beauty. She's still quite evil, though.
* Many of the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' games featured evil witches. Hagatha in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'', Lolotte in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella'', and Malicia in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' were their respective games' main antagonists. Unnamed witches caused lesser mischief in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown'' and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder''.
* Literature/BabaYaga in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' and ''[[VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV IV]]''.
* Sabāsa, The Pumpkin Zone boss in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins''.
* The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has witches of all types, but Hagravens fit the trope best. Hagravens are a species of flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] who were [[WasOnceAMan once mortal women]] that performed a ritual (involving HumanSacrifice) that traded their humanity for [[WitchSpecies access to powerful magic]]. Hagravens prefer [[KillItWithFire deadly fire-based magic attacks]] and can typically be found in remote areas leading either [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen clans]] (as {{Evil Matriarch}}s) or covens of still-mortal witches (who ultimately plan to ''become'' Hagravens).
* Mima from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fits this trope. In fact, she's so old that she's a ghost. Her disciple Marisa is a CuteWitch, though.
** Shinki also fits, even though she's closer to being a PhysicalGod. Her daughter(?) Alice is half this and half CuteWitch, since Alice is not a human (anymore).
** When Patchouli is not a CuteWitch, she's a Wicked Witch who traffic with the Scarlet devil.
** It's strongly implied that the Wicked Witch image is the reason Byakuran was imprisoned, despite her kindness.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' added witches as a second ranged hostile mob in the Pretty Scary Update (version 1.4). They attack by throwing negative status effect splash potions (slowness, poison, damage, and weakness) at the player and use positive status effect potions (healing, fire resistance, and swiftness) to heal/protect themselves.
* A pivotal character in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series is a shapeshifter called Flemeth who first appears as a wrinkled crone living in a cottage (in a swamp) with her daughter. The Chasind call her Witch of the Wilds and tell their children she'll eat them if they don't behave ("Bah! As if I had nothing better to do!"). She's ''extremely'' powerful, near-immortal, fond of the odd EvilLaugh, and no-one seems to have a clear idea what she is or what she's after. Oh, [[spoiler:and she'll go Maleficent on you and turn into a DRAGON if you mess with her.]]
* [[spoiler:Barbara Jagger]] of VideoGame/AlanWake has slight shades of this, which are turned UpToEleven in her portrayals by the game's HeavyMithril band. Of course her true nature is a bit [[HumanoidAbomination more complex]].
* ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' has Granny Rags, an old crone given the Mark of The Outsider who occasionally requests Corvo to help her with nefarious rituals.
* ''Videogame/{{Everybody Edits}}'' has a the witch smiley, obtained from magic coins.
* These characters are possible in ''Videogame/TheSims'', either by creating one outright, or having a good or neutral witch/wizard study or use the DarkArts. (Which, in the Sims, are [[PokeThePoodle limited to things like]] [[KickTheDog sending bees after other Sims.]])
** On the other hand, ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' gives you a quest to deal with a much more WickedWitch who actually threatens the kingdom. (You could also, possibly, make your own kingdom's Wizard into one, as there are clothing and hat options that look like a witch's gear and the traits Cruel and Evil are available. You couldn't make her green though, just very pale.)
* The Hag boss from ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' comes complete with a boiling cauldron and [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarian]] tendencies. They're the one responsible for turning the Weald into TheLostWoods that they are, complete with all of the FesteringFungus and zombies, having been a former botanist who worked with [[MissionControl the Ancestor]]. Unusually for this trope, she lacks much in the ways of proper magic, which many of her disciples, among others, can clearly use. Rather, she relies more on trying to have the heroes StewedAlive in her pot.
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', Drawcia, is a sorceress who wants to transform Dream Land into a world made of paint. [[spoiler:When defeated, she transforms into a screaming paint ball and was eventually killed off. Not to mention she was born from a painting herself.]]
** [[CuteWitch Paintra]] from ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' inverts this trope. Though the Japanese pause description states that she's Drawcia's sister.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Melinda is TheDreaded, lived in a dark castle before being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]], and uses BlackMagic. All she is missing is the green warty skin.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Both Red and Clare are called witches in ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked''. There is a real witch as well, but she's as tragic as she is scary.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Lady Noga is a classic Wicked Witch (while also being a SpacePirate captain). She is very reminiscent of Literature/BabaYaga in both her appearance, Slavic accent, and her love for eating children.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2011/01/31/5-05/ Colindra says she has to take care of her looks or be taken for a witch.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', "witch" is one of the titles that stays with the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Troll Empress]], [[spoiler:even in other universes]]. This is in direct contrast with Feferi, her descendant, and Jade, [[spoiler:her great-granddaughter by adoption]], both of whom are {{Cute Witch}}es.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', the WickedStepmother [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/brothersister-21/ is also the wicked witch who cursed the springs.]]
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?625 Toast's characterization of Dusk.]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In {{WesternAnimation/Adventure Time}} the episode "The Witch's Garden" has a witch who has haggish features, green skin, and a back so bent over she is in the shape of an arch. She uses her walking stick for magic, and curses Jake for eating one of the donuts in her garden.
* A Wicked Witch called Witch Hazel appeared in the {{WesternAnimation/Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Trick or Treat'' where she helps Huey, Dewey, and Louie get candy from WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. She later appeared in a variety of Disney Comics.
** To be more specific, in ''Trick or Treat'', Witch Hazel styles herself as the classic Halloween Witch, and while going out for a joyride stirring up trouble and frights, she witnesses Donald's cruel trick on his nephews, [[EvenEvilHasStandards which moves her "black heart"]] into offering her assistance to the boys. First, she attempts to speak diplomatically to Donald, but, after he yanks on her nose and douses her with a bucket of water, she finds the "quacking rogue" so offensive that she has Huey, Dewey, and Louie help her concoct a potent potion to jinx Donald with.
* A different Witch Hazel appears in a number of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts, starting with ''Bewitched Bunny''.
** Both Witch Hazels were voiced by Creator/JuneForay, who also played assorted witches (usually with the same voice) in the "{{Fractured Fairy Tale}}s" segments in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
* Marge and her sisters appear as Wicked Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in the "Easy-Bake Coven" segment of "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror VIII".
** The winner of the costume contest in "Treehouse of Horror XVI" is a hideous witch. She is disqualified for not wearing a costume as she is a real witch. Angered, she [[BecomingTheCostume turns everyone into their costumes]].
** The Wicked Witch from Literature/HanselAndGretel appears in another "Treehouse of Horror" episode.
* Shadow Weaver from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' ([[TheFaceless moreover, we never see her face...]])
* The little-known cartoon, ''The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane'' featured a witch named Velma Van Damme, who was apparently responsible for the headless horseman that terrorized the folks of Sleepy Hollow.
* The Witch Sisters from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf''.
* The Wicked Witch (usually going by the name "Wicked") in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had a few:
** Hogatha a short, dumpy hag who's bald (but wears a wig), snorts when she talks (which is how she got her name, apparently), rides a vulture, and can cast evil spells. Most of her schemes either involve trying to find ways to make herself beautiful or force handsome princes to marry her (and naturally, the smurfs always get caught in the middle of these plans).
** [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Far worse than Hogatha]] was Chlorhydris, who was so full of hate that she wanted to make the entire world feel the same way, eradicating everyone's ability to feel happiness and love. While such goals are not uncommon for villains in a series like this, Chlorhydris did some downright sadistic things in pursuit of it, like kidnapping the wood elf Laconia and using her wand to kill the flowing plants in the forest - not caring in the least that doing so was causing Laconia to die an agonizingly slow death as she felt their pain. (Unlike most villains in the series, Chlorhydris was given a backstory; apparently, she was once in love with a wizard who left her at the altar, and apparently, the heartbreak not only [[EvilMakesYouUgly caused her to fit this Trope well]], it was enough for her to want to deny all of creation what she had once had.)
* The witch from the eponymous ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'' episode "The Witch" is teleported from her appearance in ''Literature/HanselAndGretel''. She's basically a checklist of the typical portrayal: fat, ancient, monstrous appearance, tattered clothes, eats children, cackles and flies around on a broom (although she has bat wings...) She also tries to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force Alfred to marry her]].
* Hama from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; she was a normal Waterbender until she was captured and imprisoned by the Fire Nation, where she developed a twisted version of the ability called [[BloodMagic Bloodbending]]. Hama uses this power to torture innocent Fire Nation citizens via PeoplePuppets, and she is only stopped when Katara [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turns her power against her]]... [[TheBadGuyWins which is exactly what Hama wanted to happen.]]
* Mother Mae-Eye from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode of [[AntagonistTitle the same name]] was sort of a supervillain version of the witch in ''Literature/HanselAndGretel''. She initially appeared as a grandmotherly old woman, but her true form was a hideous old hag with warty, green skin and three eyes. She was able to brainwash the Titans into thinking she was their mother using the magical - and addictive - pies she made, all the while planning to turn ''them'' into one, and when found out, was able to grow to giant size and use them as weapons.
* Angelica appears as one in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Ghost Story" -- complete with pointed hat, broomstick and cackling.
** The trope appears again in their AffectionateParody of ''The Wizard of Oz''. Three guesses which character Angelica plays.
** Kimi dresses as one for the show's second HalloweenEpisode - and thoroughly terrifies Chuckie with her cackling.
* The HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has [[BetaBitch Miranda]] causing a Halloween prank by defacing a statue outside the school - dressing it up like a wicked witch. She then frames Ginger for it so she can get the lead in the Halloween play - which coincidentally is a Salem Witch Trials story. Once Ginger discovers the truth, she sneaks on stage and the rest of the cast out Miranda as the culprit while they're performing the scene where her character is accused of witchcraft.
* Wendy's Aunts in ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'', as she's basically a witch counterpart of Casper and therefore the only known friendly witch.
* The witch in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "If I Were a Witch Man" uses all the traditional tropes associated with evil witches, and even have a legion of flying monkeys (well, she calls them goblins). It turns out to be actually the ghost of an old witch defeated by Egon's ancestor possessing modern humans.
* Hedwig the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is crone meets mermaid. As the BigBad of the series loosely based on Creator/HansChristianAndersen's short story, is an evil sea witch with purple skin, white hair and extremely ugly.
* Mrs. Crone in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', she looks like the Wicked Witch of the West in modern clothes, although her wickedness is relative due to the BlueAndOrangeMorality of all the monster characters.
* The cackling crone {=GeeleHeks=] (The Yellow Witch) in childrens' show ''Series/DieLieweHeksie''.

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* The Vampire of Barcelona, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enriqueta_Martí Enriqueta Marti]], who not only [[SexSlave kidnapped and prostituted]] [[StreetUrchin street children]] for the city's [[AristocratsAreEvil wealthy pedophiles]] but also [[WouldHurtaChild killed the younger children]] and processed their [[HumanResources blood, bones, and fat]] to make love potions and cures for tuberculosis and various venereal diseases for the same wealthy residents of Barcelona in pre-{{UsefulNotes/W|orldWarOne}}W1 Spain.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonarda_Cianciulli Leonarda Cianciulli]], who killed three women, turned their body fat into soap (in one case giving it to her neighbours) and used their blood as an ingredient for cakes, which were eaten by her friends, her son, and herself. Not only was she a firm believer in divination and magic, but she admitted her victims were human sacrifices offered for the protection of her son.
* Allegedly Annie Palmer, Myth/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk9EEpPQ7A4&list=PLQKlHp9A8xVTRbu_ZejFngB7EhEWhgPDo&index=10 Tamara Samsonova]], the "Granny Ripper," who murdered at least 11 victims, allegedly including her own husband. She not only cooked and ate body parts, but was a practitioner of black magic and astrology, even tearing out pages from her spell books and including them with some of the bodies. In her own country, she is often called "Literature/BabaYaga" in reference to the fairytale character.
* [[https://www.ranker.com/list/carolann-smith-hex-house/jacob-shelton Carolanne Smith]], the “She Svengali” of Tulsa’s “Hex House.” In addition to being a career criminal, Smith kept two women imprisoned in her basement who, despite being let out every day on their own to go to work (having to give whatever they earned to Smith) never once tried to escape, leading some to suspect they were hypnotized or under some sort of spell. Smith would also often have strange burials at night around her house. When her home was raided by police, they found a number of books on witchcraft and ritual magic, as well as journal entries confirming her belief in her power to control others. However, she was only given a year in prison for her crimes.

In {{Salem|Is Witch Country}}, [[WitchHunt you hunt witch.]] [[RussianReversal In Soviet Russia, witch hunts YOU!]]