Characters: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
This is the character sheet for Sabrina the Teenage Witch
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- Alliterative Name: Although in the TV movie, it was Sabrina Sawyer.
- Badass Adorable: Cute blonde teen girl, powerful witch with magical powers.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's one of nicest, friendliest girls you could ever meet, but do not underestimate her.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Has her moments. At her worst she falls into the It's All About Me territory.
- Butt Monkey: In several episodes, when she's picked on by Libby or suffers bad luck. Sometimes though she really brings it on herself.
- Buxom Is Better: Maxim didn't call this show Sabrina the Increasingly Voluptuous Witch for nothing.
- Catch Phrase: "Woo-hoo!", "Gotta go!"
- Cool Loser: Subverted. Sabrina is not unpopular or considered a "loser". Everyone at school like her except Alpha Bitch Libby, who is just jealous of her, and Brad, who is later revealed to be a Witch Hunter.
- Cute Witch: Or Hot Witch, since she's a teenager.
- Deadpan Snarker: A lot of her snark is Self-Deprecation, but will snark at other characters too, in pretty much every episode.
- Ditzy Genius: Sabrina is a model student and eventually gets her degree in journalism. Yet she can't help but get herself in trouble in several episodes (and going to her aunts for help). See Invincible Incompetent.
- Evil Twin: Katrina. All the Spellmans have an Evil Twin.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: It should be noted Sabrina has been around since the 60s.
- Genki Girl: Very bubbly, cute and outgoing and pretty much the poster child of the Plucky Genki Girl.
- Girl Next Door: Despite being blonde and attractive, Sabrina is just your average every-day girl. In one episode she learns that the other students like her because she's so down-to-earth and friendly.
- Go-Getter Girl: Or at least, she becomes this as she devotes herself to her ambitions of being a journalist.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a young, genuinely nice Naïve Everygirl.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half witch, half mortal.
- Has Two Mommies: Actually, two aunts, as surrogate mothers.
- High School Sweethearts: With Harvey, her high school boyfriend and first love. They even have a Last Minute Hookup.
- Inept Mage: See below.
- Invincible Incompetent: Sabrina went seven years without ever learning even one or two simple spells she could reliably not mess up. Notable in that there usually was no villain except for her mastery of this trope alternately causing and fixing problems.
- Meaningful Name: Spellman.
- Missing Mom: Sabrina's mother is mortal and is not allowed to have contact with her. She turns into a ball of wax if she sees Sabrina without approval from the Witches Council. In the series finale, the Witches Council does allow Sabrina's mom to attend her wedding, but demands that one of the aunts be temporarily turned into wax. Hilda volunteered Zelda and she is turned into a red candle.
- Morality Pet: Ironically she's this for her pet Salem who has a soft spot for her and secretly calls her "Sabreeny".
- Naïve Everygirl: She's not shy, but can be insecure at times and is an overall idealistic Nice Girl often bullied by the Alpha Bitch.
- Nice Girl: Despite her tendency to mess things up, Sabrina is usually well–intentioned.
- Official Couple: With Harvey. A file from the X-Files Website later confirms that Aunt Irma - you know, the crazy lady with a temper that likes turning people into things - officiated the common-law wedding of Harvey and Sabrina and that they later lived in a house outside of Westbridge.
- Plucky Girl: Definitely. She's always optimistic and never gives up.
- Power Floats: Starts levitating in her sleep on her Dangerous Sixteenth Birthday.
- Puberty Superpower: Sabrina's powers manifest when she's the right age.
- Teens Are Short: Notably shorter than her two aunts.
- Took a Level in Badass: Including the episode "Sweet and Sour Victory".
- Witch Species: Half witch.
- Flanderization: Hilda gets Flanderized from being the slightly more easy going of the two aunts to being a ditzy slacker. The best example is her music career: she goes from being a skilled orchestral violinist in the first season to having to be nagged into doing any practicing at all by her sister in the third.
- Affably Evil: Despite his megalomaniac desires for world domination, he can be friendly at times.
- Alliterative Name: Salem Saberhagen.
- Anti-Villain: The Noble Demon type.
- Badass Adorable: Well, he looks like a normal, innocent black cat.
- Badass Baritone: He's very proud of his singing voice.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Sabrina. Not exactly "big brother", but he's actually much older than Sabrina and often gives her (good or bad) advice.
- Breakout Character: Easily the most memorable and recognizable character on the show.
- Butt Monkey: He takes a lot of abuse from the world in general and the Spellmans in particular, though he's often asking for it.
- Cats Are Magic: He was originally a warlock, but was transformed into a cat as punishment for trying to take over the world.
- Cats Are Mean: Subverted. He wasn't originally a cat, but when he tried taking over the world, he had to become a cat for 100 years as punishment.
- Cats Are Snarkers: A perfect example of the trope though we don't know if he was already snarky before becoming a cat.
- Cool Cat: Salem is almost as cool as he thinks he is.
- Deadpan Snarker: Better known for his sarcastic one-liners.
- Evil Redhead: In his previous warlock body.
- The Faceless: On the few occasions where we see Salem as a man (either via flashback or a temporary magic spell), his face is blocked. He's played by his voice actor Nick Bakay, though.
- Freudian Slip:
(to his followers)
:...and I'll be the most maniacal dictator the world has ever seen! (beat
) Did I day dictator? I meant leader
- The Gadfly: Even when he's not scheming, he simply likes to cause trouble.
- Harmless Villain: He's always played for laughs and his attempt at World Domination was thwarted pathetically easily (some guys showed up and arrested him, at which point he starts sobbing).
- It's All About Me: Very greedy, selfish and power hungry and very much Played for Laughs.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's selfish, self-centered and still wanting to take over the world... but he does have a heart. It's obvious he really cares about Sabrina (and deep down also Hilda and Zelda)
- Lazy Bum: He's a lazy cat most of the time.
- Manipulative Bastard: Sometimes. He likes to think he's a Magnificent Bastard but he's more of a Harmless Villain.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the town in Massachusetts where the infamous witch trials took place.
- Odd Friendship: With Harvey in later seasons.
- Only Sane Man: After a while, Salem develops into this role, often either suggesting that Sabrina ask her aunts about the magical problem of the week or reminding her what had happened previously when she used her magic to fix something.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's actually a 500-year-old warlock.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: A sarcastic Talking Cat to Sabrina.
- Take Over the World: And as a punishment he was transformed into a...
- Talking Animal: Specifically, a talking cat. And despite being a human, sometimes Salem acts like he is really an actual cat.
- Token Evil Teammate: He's still scheming and hoping to someday take over the world. Since he's a cat with no magic powers, however, his plans are usually limited to taking advantage of others in petty ways.
- Troll: Has moments of this, particular on Sabrina, though she often retaliates. One time being a GIFT when playing online chess got him into trouble as one of the players he insulted came looking for him.
- Verbal Tic: "Gyeeeh?" whenever he's surprised or shocked.
- His characteristic sob when things don't go his way might also count.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hilda and (to a lesser extent) Zelda. They drive one another nuts on a regular basis, are always sniping at one another, and at times it seems like there's no love lost between them, but on a few rare occasions they do show that they care for one another.
- Hilda was actually one of his followers; they drive each other nuts because her punishment was to look after him.
- Witch Species: A former witch who have committed serious crimes and been turned into an animal as punishment.
- Adorkable: Despite being a popular jock, sometimes he comes off as endearingly awkward.
- Big Man on Campus: Handsome, athletic and very popular.
- Book Dumb: He doesn't do too well in school.
- The Bus Came Back: Left the show after Season Four, but made a handful of cameo appearances in Season Five, before he returned as a regular character in Season Six.
- Commuting on a Bus: In the college years, after he breaks up with Sabrina and later comes back as a recurring character.
- First Girl Wins: Gender Flipped version. Harvey is Sabrina's first boyfriend and love interest on the show. They elope together at the end of the series.
- Give Geeks a Chance: A rare example of a female geek with a male hottie. Sabrina (Cool Loser though she may be) is the unpopular, science and math loving girl who ends up with popular jock Harvey. (Although most female geeks don't look like Melissa Joan Hart, Maxim covergirl.)
- High School Sweethearts: With Sabrina, his high school girlfriend. They even have a Last Minute Hookup.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Occasionally he can be extremely clueless, but his heart is in the right place.
- Lovable Jock: His friends on the football team also seem nice enough.
- Nice Guy: Not the brightest boy, but a nice person and far from being a Jerk Jock.
- Odd Friendship: After learning Sabrina's secret, Harvey develops one of these with Salem.
- Official Couple: With Sabrina.
- Popular Is Dumb: The Book Dumb athletic Big Man on Campus.
- Put on a Bus: After season 4.
- Romantic Runner-Up: In later seasons. That is, until the series finale, when he and Sabrina end up together. A file from the X-Files Website later confirms that Aunt Irma - you know, the crazy lady with a temper that likes turning people into things - officiated the common-law wedding of Harvey and Sabrina and that they later lived in a house outside of Westbridge.
- Secret Keeper: In later seasons, after he discovers Sabrina's secret (the fact that she's a witch).
- Alpha Bitch: She epitomizes this trope so much she was the former Trope Namer.
- The Bully: She enjoys tormenting Sabrina and her friends, and calling Sabrina a "freak" as regularly as possible.
- The Cheerleader: Along with her minions. In this show cheerleaders are treated as Always Chaotic Evil
- Fate Worse Than Death: In an episode where Sabrina began working as a temporary sandman and started invading people's dreams, she learned Libby actually enjoys going to high school because she can humiliate and belittle others. The next day Sabrina lied and told Libby she'd heard that she won a scholarship and would be studying abroad, out of a regular school. The mere thought of it completely horrified Libby.
- Freudian Excuse: In "Five Easy Pieces of Libby", it's strongly implied that the reason Libby doesn't show compassion for other people is because it's never been shown to her.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: It's been stated that Libby has yet to develop compassion or empathy for her fellow human beings, but it's been proven that she has a soft spot for and genuinely loves her grandmother, whom she goes to amusement parks with on her birthday to ride roller coasters.
- Informed Attractiveness: While she isn't ugly, Libby is not exactly believable as a popular cheerleader.
- Karma Houdini: Mr. Kraft will always defer to the cheerleaders and give them whatever they want. Of course, after they graduate high school this doesn't make any difference whatsoever. Sabrina can usually taint her victory a little with slapstick, but Libby still ultimately gets what she wanted.
- Put on a Bus: After season 3. It is said that Libby's parents were sending her to a boarding school.
- Rich Bitch: Nasty, spoiled rich girl.
- The Rival: She has a crush on Sabrina's boyfriend Harvey.
- Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Harvey, see above.
- Smug Snake: Towards Sabrina.
- Terrible Trio: She and her Girl Posse.
Jennifer "Jenny" Kelley
Mr. Eugene Pool
- Adorkable: For being such an awkward, neurotic Naïve Everygirl, she comes off as an endearing, relatable character.
- Butt Monkey: Poor girl is always picked on and bullied by Libby.
- Cool Loser: Just like Sabrina, though Valerie seems more socially awkward.
- The Eeyore: Much to her parents' dismay, who want her to be more cheerful and optimistic like Sabrina.
- Girl Next Door: Even after she becomes a cheerleader.
- I Just Want to Be Special: The reason why she wants to become a cheerleader.
- Naïve Everygirl: She takes this Up to Eleven. Unlike Jenny who was more rebellious and confident, Valerie is an extremely shy, naive, insecure girl who tries desperately to fit in with the "cool crowd".
- Put on a Bus: To Alaska, after season 3.
- Shrinking Violet: Due to her low self-esteem.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Jenny, as Sabrina's best friend.
Vice Principal/Principal Willard Kraft
- Dean Bitterman: He starts out as Vice Principal before becoming principal in Season 4.
- Freudian Excuse: Had an utterly horrible childhood, followed by an equally horrible marriage (to a woman who turned out to be a witch and treated him like a pet).
- Jerkass: Especially towards Sabrina, it's not clear why he hates her so much.
- Karma Houdini: He gives detentions out for things that would be cause for legal trouble (don't like their clothes, personality, or in Sabrina's case "just because" several times) yet never is reprimanded.
- Sadist Teacher: More like Sadist Vice Principal.
- Settle for Sibling: He first fell in love with Hilda; after she turned him down he started dating Zelda.
Bradley "Brad" Alcerro
- The Bartender: Initially the manager of a coffee house who gives Sabrina the job.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Harvey's Betty for Sabrina's Archie.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: When it comes to Sabrina and her relationship with Harvey.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Repeatedly attempts to win Sabrina's affection in season 4 and 5. They finally become a couple in season 6.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a possessive Crazy Jealous Guy towards Sabrina, but he's a nice guy.
- Love Interest: To Sabrina. In season 5 he also dates Morgan for a while.
- Put on a Bus: He accepted a job in Prague as part of a spell to save Aunt Hilda, and he was never seen again.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: The engagement and wedding storylines in Season 7 were written with him in mind. But, the actor wanted to move on to work in another series, so he was written out and the character of Aaron was created to fill that role.
- Second Love: Second serious love interest to Sabrina.
- Unrequited Love Switcheroo: A few times with Sabrina. Initially she has a crush on him, but he tells her she's too young and he wants to just be friends. After she comes back to Harvey, Josh realizes how much he actually likes Sabrina, and becomes a Dogged Nice Guy to her before and after her breakup with Harvey, even though she isn't interested in him anymore. And when Josh starts dating Morgan, Sabrina becomes jealous and realizes that she still has feelings for him.
- Character Development: Roxie starts season 5 as an anti-social moody bitch and ends the series as one of Sabrina's closest friends.
- Cute Bruiser: She's the shortest main character (not counting Salem who is a cat) but she's very tough.
Miles: God, that felt great! I’ve always dreamt of kicking in a door.
Roxie: And since I did the kicking, you can keep on dreaming.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's perpetually sarcastic.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Part of her Character Development.
- Freudian Excuse: Roxie being the way she is gets explained in seasons 6 and 7 when we find out her mother was in prison for theft and her father and stepmother pay her no attention, resulting in her never even having a proper Christmas.
- Grumpy Bear: Sabrina first describes her as "cranky". She gets better after a few episodes, but is still rude and cynical enough to qualify, especially compared to Sabrina.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's snarky, rude and often aggressive, but eventually becomes a nice and loyal friend to Sabrina.
- Lethal Chef: When she tried to make food for a soup kitchen. She only knew how to make starch dishes and her spaghetti managed to break the fork.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Miles' Feminine Boy.
- Rapunzel Hair: Was always pretty long but had gotten well past her waist by season 7. She lampshades this in one episode where she says she has a lot of hair to wash.
- The Snark Knight: Due to her cynical humor.
- Soap Box Sadie: Roxie is socially and environmentally conscious, and supporter of many causes (feminism, animal rights, anti-nuclear weapons...)
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Morgan and/or Sabrina's Girly Girls.
- Brainless Beauty: Morgan is attractive and fashionable but comes across as rather airheaded. This is much more prominent in the final two seasons but even early on she has a spacey side.
- Calling the Old Man Out: During one Christmas episode, Sabrina spent the holiday with Morgan and her family. The viewers learned that Morgan's parents constantly argue with one another and show no consideration to the fact that Morgan has constantly attempted to make them happy. After talking about it with Sabrina, Morgan finally calls her parents out for their constant, thoughtless criticism and decides she's not taking it anymore. This gets her parents to realize how they've treated her and they become more considerate.
- Character Development: Started as mostly a nuisance but developed into a loyal friend (albeit a shallow, ditzy one.)
- Fiery Redhead: At times, though she usually acts more like a Dumb Blonde.
- Flanderization: When we meet Morgan in season 5 she is of course shallow and a bit spacey but completely capable and in control of herself. But then in season 7 she is a complete ditz.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Especially compared to Libby. She is a shallow, selfish, spoiled airhead but not a bad person. Like Roxie, she gets better after her first episodes and becomes one of Sabrina's best friends.
- Popular Is Dumb: She is a good example, being both tremendously dim and very popular.
- Romantic False Lead: Morgan seems to really like Sabrina's boyfriends: she dates both Josh and Harvey (among many others).
- Simpleton Voice: Originally she spoke normally but after a while developed a higher pitched tone.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Roxie's Tomboy.
- Valley Girl: Though she's not as dumb as some examples and she's red haired. She gets Flanderized into a straighter example by season 7.
- Adorkable: He's a complete weirdo, in an endearing way.
- Chick Magnet: He managed to hook up with a harem of beautiful women.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears in season 7 and is never mentioned again.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Something his family did not exactly approve of.
- Cute and Psycho: A friendly Adorkable guy, but his behavior comes off as very strange and abnormal, like his obsession with all things supernatural.
- Hollywood Dateless: He has continuously been referred to be beyond all hope when it came to make a positive impression on the other sex (or people in general), yet in the season 5 finale he scores with one of Josh's very attractive friends and he breaks it off with her at the end and then is seen going on a date with four Pop Stars at once.
- Lovable Nerd: A lovable but awkward nerdy boy.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Roxie's Masculine Girl.
- Wacky Guy: Easily the most eccentric out of Sabrina's roommates.