* AdaptationDisplacement: Just look at how many tropes here are about the cartoon series instead of the original comics.
** Averted in Europe, where the comic is still more well-known, since Disney comics are big in Europe.
* AntiClimaxBoss After a, for the most part, spectacular second season, things climax with a final battle against [[spoiler: ''Cedric'', who was defeated, like, 100 times before, and even with his new powers, this didn't turn out any different.]]
** Mainly because the Guardians [[spoiler: went OneWingedAngel as well, while Cedric's new form wound up being more [[ClippedWingAngel clipped]] than anything. Otherwise, Cedric would have gone Franchise/{{Godzilla}} on Heatherfield. Poor Cedric; he just can't catch a break.]]
** At the end of the [[spoiler:Ragorlang]] saga in the comics, [[spoiler:Edward Folkner, the Ragorlang hunter, is forced to [[KarmicTransformation fuse himself with the Ragorlangs]], when the magical box he had created to capture the Ragorlangs is threatened to be taken away from him.]] He's going to come back some sagas later as a dangerous foe, right? ''Wrong''! In the next issue, the girls [[spoiler: defeat him quite fast at the end of that issue]]
* {{Anvilicious}}: Some of the latest comics can come off as this.
* BadassDecay: Cedric and Elyon suffered this in the cartoon series.
* DorkAge: The issues following the [[spoiler:New Power]] saga. The action packed and adventurous stories are done away from simple SliceOfLife one-shots with brief storylines in between.
* EvilIsSexy: Phobos, young Nerissa, Cedric in human form.
** Phobos gets special mention for bathing naked a lot in the comic, though he is censored by water or the whisperers holding up a towel around his... [[UnusualEuphemism Fortress Of Kandrakar]]. It also acts as {{foreshadowing}} when [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe Phobos-Possessed-Endarno]] is bathing in one of the issues in the fouth saga]]
* FanPreferredCouple (At the beginning of the television series premiere, Will/Caleb was far more favorable than Cornelia/Caleb...but that seemed to die out pretty fast.)
** It still has a strong following in fanfiction, to say nothing of the GirlsLove slash shipping.
* FoeYay: Orube and Cedric, a canon example.
** Phobos and Will, anyone? The animated show has its fair share, too.
* GrowingTheBeard: The second season of the show, headed by Greg Weisman, greatly cut down on the bad comic relief, introduced a very cunning villain in Nerissa, placed more focus on WITCH itself, made the story an interesting battle of wits and trickery, and improved the combat sequences. Shame it ended right after.
* IAmNotShazam: ''We're not witches! That's just our initials!''
* LesYay: "E is for Enemy" has Irma and Cornelia sleeping together, ''with Cornelia's hand on Irma's breast'', as you can see in this [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/50144191@N04/4762060351/ image]].
** The comic has a lot of "moments" for Irma. A recent comic had this comment from her: "Oh, Will. I love when you take command."
** According to Cornelia, Elyon describes her ideal partner as tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. How would you describe Cornelia's appearance?
*** In the comic, Cornelia says that Elyon always was "more than a friend, but more than a sister".
* MagnificentBastard: Nerissa.
** Phobos is a contender too but usually ends up as a SmugSnake no matter how impressive his efforts are.
** Shagon, by virtue of being DangerouslyGenreSavvy and using it well. The only reason he failed is the fact that he understimated Matt's HeroicWillpower
* {{Mondegreen}}: Prior to the point where Will's element in the TransformationSequence became "quintessence", it was variously heard as "it worked", "big hook", and various other odd phrases. Closed captioning programs had particular difficulty with it.
** It's changed so that it's audible as "the heart" eventually.
* MoralEventHorizon: Take your pick as to when Nerissa crossed the line.
* PeripheryDemographic
* TheScrappy: Blunk, though it's not so bad as people make it out to be, especially once he's toned down by the end of Season 1. It still says something that a character voiced by {{Steve Blum}} could be so unpopular in the first place.
* SeasonalRot: To some fans, some of the latest comics aren't as good as the first few sagas; mostly due to the fact there are no real villains that stick around longer than a couple of issues, and the stories can sometimes come off as {{Anvilicious}}. Where it started varies heavily between fans.
* {{Squick}}: Will's reaction in "T is for Trauma" when Cornelia accidentally brings up the subject of ParentalIncest. Also Irma and Hay Lin's response to MinionShipping with Cedric and Miranda.
** The second is pretty understandable, as it is both bestiality and pedophilia. Miranda is a little girl that transforms, Cedric is a monster disguised as a man.
* ToyShip: Lillian and Christopher in "W for Witch".
* UglyCute: Blunk. According to Hay Lin he's "sort of cute."
* UnfortunateImplications: On some of the merchandise, the only ones who get excluded are Hay Lin and Taranee.
** The revelation that Matt was Kandrakar's agent from the beginning, even though he could have helped in previous saga, and it ruins the SecretKeeper intrigue in the fifth saga. But the {{Squick}} part is: a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld agent sent to keep an eye on the guardians, being the boyfriend of a pubescent girl?
*** It's also implied that Matt was reincarnated and didn't actually know until his memories were awakened at the start of the ''New Power'' saga, due the fact that Orube and him have no idea who the other is when they first meet and repeated appearances of Matt's grandfather and ''mother'', plus a girl who went at grade school with him.
** The entire third arc of the comics ("Ari of Arkhantas") has some incredibly repulsive implications about disability. Having a CuteMute son with an AmbiguousDisorder is presented as a valid FreudianExcuse - not to mention that the girls end up [[spoiler:curing said son of his AmbiguousDisorder!]] Essentially, it's WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent presented as a heroic attitude.