Characters: W.I.T.C.H.

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

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All of Them

  • Action Girls: Even when they're not in Guardian form.
  • Adorkable: Each in their own way.
  • Amazon Brigade: When they transform.
  • Badasses: ALL OF THEM!
  • Badass Adorable: They're all are Adorkable cuties protecting the worlds.
  • Badass Crew: They are the Guardians of the Veil and know how to kick ass.
  • Badass Family: However, they consider one another like family.
  • Badass Teachers: Only in the comics. They temporarily become teachers to other kids with magical abilities in the eighth saga.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Cornelia (Blonde); Irma, Taranee, and Hay Lin (Brunette); Will (Redhead).
  • Bully Hunter: Initially it was only Will and Cornelia, but the others became involved in keeping Uriah and co. at bay pretty soon.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Their enemies are basically bullies with supernatural powers. It makes sense that girls that already resisted bullies would make good Guardians.
  • Covert Pervert: Too many instances to list. Just go to the Radar subpage and remember it's not even half of what they've done.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy: 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.
  • Dude Magnets: All of them have caught the attention of more than one guy.
  • 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.
  • Five-Girl Band:
  • Flight: When they transform.
  • Kid Heroes: They start off at the ages of 12 and 13.
  • Magical Girl Warriors: A prominent non-anime example.
  • Mama Bear: To each other. Shown in "L is for Loser".
  • 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.
  • Older Alter Ego: The Guardian forms.
    • Sexier Alter Ego: 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 Older Alter Ego with Rapunzel Hair and wings.
      • Power Perversion Potential: 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.
  • One Degree of Separation: Well before ever meeting each other they were connected through the previous generation of Guardians, as Yan Lin personally knew three of them and Kadma and Halinor were keeping tabs on Will and Taranee through the people helped by their charity.
  • Personality Powers: Done twice: not only they have powers matching their personalities, but it's shown that all generations of Guardians have similar personalities (Yan Lin is just as eccentric as her granddaughter and successor, and Kadma, bitterness aside, is very similar to Cornelia and goes on stating it's this). This is a major source of anguish for Will, because her predecessor is Nerissa.
  • Physical Goddesses: Where Will, as the Keeper of the Heart, had the potential from the start, the whole group reaches this level in the New Power arc, as shown when Hay Lin picked an hurricane and closed it in a small paper box.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the comic the wings were useless until the New Power arc. In the Arkhanta arc they even admitted they had no idea why they had wings.
  • Power of Friendship: Justified. The stronger the bond between the Guardians, the stronger they are when fighting evil. A recurring theme in the comics and show.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Their Guardian uniforms, though they look more pink in the animated series.
  • Teens Are Short: Downplayed. Each of them are short, but that's probably because of puberty.
  • Town Girls: Femme - Cornelia, Neither - Will, Taranee and Hay Lin, Butch - Irma.
  • True Companions: Even when they fight, that won't stop them from making up later on.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Many of their enemies tend to underestimate the girls. Big mistake.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: 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, they still pull together and get the job done while handling their personal lives.

Wilhelmina "Will" Vandom

Voiced by: Kelly Stables
And, uh, lightning!

The Quintessence Guardian, and the main protagonist. She holds the Heart of Kandrakar, which gives the other girls the power to transform into their guardian forms.

  • A-Cup Angst: She's insecure about her lack of a noticeable bust and prefers being in her Guardian form due to the Breast Expansion it gives her.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, Will's eyes were brown, but become red in the cartoon.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: 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.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She's on the slightly dark shade of Dark-Skinned Redhead.
  • Badass In Charge: 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 Quintessence.
  • Badass Normal: 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: 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 Phobos in the fourth story arc. After he gave her an hell of a Mind Rape, she reacted by nearly torturing him to death, and only spared him because she remembered just in time that 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 Big "NO!" before she disintegrates his soul. Ouch...
  • Book Dumb: Especially math. A C grade is pretty good for her, according to Hay Lin.
  • Bully Hunter: 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 (it was actually Matt). She and Cornelia will later involve their friends in the activity of keeping Uriah and co. from tormenting people.
  • Brown Eyes: She's down-to-earth and one of the sanest, second to Taranee.
  • Butt Monkey: Very evident in the comics, to the point where she screams out "Why does this keep happening?!" when her pet dormouse is ran over.
  • The Chains of Commanding: 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.
  • Character Development: A subtle one in the animated series. By season 2, Will was able to effortlessly manipulate Phobos. She has even has tone down a lot of her Hot-Blooded tendencies.
  • The Chessmaster: Has a stint in the second season of the cartoon, and actually succeeded at playing Phobos like a fiddle. If only Cedric hadn't seen that coming and decided to try his luck as the conqueror of the world...
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's really jealous of Matt, causing her to use her powers to sabotage perceived rivals or throw cakes on their heads directly from Kandrakar.
  • Closet Geek: If the European opening is to be believed, Will has the Hoenn starters as her bedroom wallpaper.
  • Cool Big Sis: To William, her half-brother. She was a little hesitant about him at first, but quickly bonds with him after he is born.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the animated series. Usually not Red Eyes, Take Warning, but if you hit her Berserk Button enough...
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: Lighter-skinned than most examples, but she fits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More on the deadpan side.
  • Fiery Redhead: 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.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Her powers give her a strong connection to animals.
  • 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.
    • Power Perversion Potential: She realized she could use it to appear more attractive to Matt, but in the end she changed her mind.
  • Hot-Blooded: Prone to being emotional than rational.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She still has to miss a target, but the best (and funniest) instance was when she saw a girl who was hitting on Matt while she was away and hit her with a cake thrown from Kandrakar, after remarking she had a good aim when Irma doubted her ability to pull it off.
  • In-Series Nickname: The cartoon reveals that her mother calls her, "Pink Perky Poopy Pumpkin".
  • The Leader: She's the Keeper of the Heart, and therefore the leader of the Guardians.
  • Lethal Chef: Her mother and Matt are terrified by her attempts at cooking because she's as bad as Akane Tendo in her first attempts. Or maybe worse: Akane never confused powdered soap with flour...
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: 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.
  • Mama Bear: She doesn't take threats against her little brother very well. At all.
  • Meaningful Name: Wilhelmina can be interpreted to mean "protector."
    • Will also counts. There's even a villain who claimed that fifth element is willpower.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father is Caucasian and her mother is a still, unspecified ethnicity.
  • Mondegreen: Prior to the point where Will's element in the Transformation Sequence 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.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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.
  • Not a Morning Person: 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.
  • Painted-On Pants: Her Guardian outfit from the New Power saga includes these.
  • Pure Energy: Her power source in the comics.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: The closest to being a protagonist and has red hair.
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: 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 finally calling Dean "Dad!"
  • Refusal of the Call: At first rejects the idea of being a Guardian, but later accepts it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Usually prefers gender-neutral clothing, but she can dress up as easily as any of the other girls.
  • Shrinking Violet: Shows tendencies of this. However, she can be outspoken when she wants to be.
  • Spider-Sense: 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.
  • Super Strength: One of her abilities includes superhuman strength.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Cornelia' s Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Name: Justified given how embarrassing her first name is.
    • Name's the Same: 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.
  • Unkempt Beauty: 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.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: 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 which was true, From a Certain Point of View.
  • Visit by Divorced Dad: In both the series and comic. Played very darkly in the comics.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Averted in the comics as her power is Pure Energy, sort of played straight in the show as she has no offensive powers in the first season.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: But in the second season she gains lightning and technopathic skills. Plus, the show Guardians can only transform when Will uses the Heart of KandraKar.
  • 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.
  • You Are Grounded: Seems to get this even more than the others, maybe because she's the only child of a single mother.

Irma Lair

Voiced by: Candi Milo

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.

Taranee Cook

Voiced by: Miss Kittie

The Fire Guardian, Taranee's hobbies include dancing, math, and photography. She later starts liking Nigel, a former delinquent.

Cornelia Hale

Voiced by: Christel Khalil

The Earth Guardian, Cornelia is from a wealthy family and is easily one of the most popular girls at school. She enjoys figure skating. At first was head-over-heels for Caleb, but later on realized that they were just friends. Later, she falls for Peter, Taranee's older brother. Close friend with Will and best frenemy with Irma.

  • The Ace: 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.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. Cornelia is still a hero in the cartoon, but was more abrasive and rude, especially to the newcomer Will. Thankfully, she gets better.
  • Alpha Bitch —> Lovable Alpha Bitch: In the show. In the comics she started out as the Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • Big Sister Bully: Cornelia could be a little meaner than she had to Lillian. 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.
  • Big Sister Mentor: She will become this to Lillian since she is the Heart of Earth, and Cornelia is the Earth Guradian.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: More so in the cartoon and even then begins to grow out of it.
  • Break the Haughty: 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".
  • Broken Ace: 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.
  • Bully Hunter: 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.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Cool Big Sis: When she's not fighting with Lillian, that is.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Especially in the show.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Irma, please stop calling her "Corny" (in the comic).
  • The Fashionista: Loves shopping and nice clothes. And especially shoes.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Mostly in "N is for Narcissist", but later grows out of the "narcissist" part.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She has a connection to plants, even being able to communicate with them, or "green speak".
  • Green Thumb: Provides the trope picture.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: When the Guardians were temporarily Brought Down to Normal 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 Oh, Crap 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).
  • In-Series Nickname; See Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the aforementioned defrosting.
  • The Lancer: 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.
  • Meaningful Name: 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 New Testament, Cornelius was directed by an angel to seek a man named Peter.
  • Mind over Matter: Has telekinesis in the comics and gains it in the second season of the show. Her first use of it was to clean her room.
  • Most Common Superpower: 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!
  • Not So Different: With Irma. Both are stubborn and can be insensitive at times, but are Jerks With A Heart Of Gold. They also go through Break the Haughty moments in the cartoon version.
  • The Ojou
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her season one outfit consisted of a pink sweater and a pink dress.
  • Proud Beauty
  • Rapunzel Hair: 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Irma's red. This is the main source of their conflicts.
  • Rich Bitch: 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.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With Irma.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Snark Knight: Like Irma, Corny won't hesitate at her job of being a Guardian. She'll make snippy and witty one liners.
  • Statuesque Stunner
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Will' s Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After going through a lot of Break the Haughty moments, Corny starts to be more sensitive, understanding, and basically matured a lot.
  • Valley Girl: At least on the surface.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Irma.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Not her. One of her pet peeves is "affairs of the hearts".

Hay Lin

Voiced by: Liza Del Mundo

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


Elyon Brown

Voiced by: Serena Berman

The ruler of Meridian.


Voiced by: Greg Cipes

The leader of the rebels and Cornelia's boyfriend.

Yan Lin

Voiced by: Lauren Tom

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 The Mentor to the girls in the animated series and to a lesser extent in the comic.

  • Age Lift: 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 Spirit Advisor role.
  • Big Good: Becomes the Oracle after Himerish resigns.
  • Cool Old Lady: Very much so.
  • Eccentric Mentor: In the cartoon series. Her comic counterpart is a little less quirky, but still has a certain twinkle in her eyes.
  • The Mentor: Much more notably in the animated series, but to some extent in the comic as well.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens
  • Never Mess with Granny
  • Secret Keeper: In the animated series.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: 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 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 The Mentor and Secret Keeper for the girls throughout the series.
  • Passing the Torch: To her granddaughter.
  • Retired Badass
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When she was younger she looked exactly like Hay Lin does now, only short haired.


A native of the planet Basiliade who is introduced as the Temporary Substitute for Taranee when she quits the team, and who becomes more of a Sixth Ranger Taranee returns. She does not appear in the animated series, largely because the story arc that introduced her was never adapted.

  • Action Girl: A trained warrior from a warrior culture, she embraces this trope sometimes to the exclusion of everything else.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has black hair and is quite proud and distant when first introduced.
  • Cat Girl: 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.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Cedric.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: 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 Cool Big Sis figure.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: In her natural state.
  • Fish out of Water: 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 Real Life.
  • Freudian Excuse: 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 Heroic Sacrifice 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.
  • Lethal Chef: Sort of. Nobody ever ate an Earth dish prepared by her because she will either flood the kitchen or burn whatever she's cooking, even the pasta.
  • Look What I Can Do Now: 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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Frequently seen in various states of undress or in the bath (especially in her solo special that has her getting into a bath as Book Ends) and wearing fetishistic costumes (including lingerie and a schoolgirl-esque uniform despite being college-aged). The uniform really caught Cedric's attention.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: Returns to Basiliade after Cedric's death.
  • Sixth Ranger
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes


Voiced by: Steve Blum

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
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Chris has often confused Blunk as being a dog.
    • He even pretends to be one in "C is for Changes".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He's kind of like a little brother to his friends. And despite him being annoying, they love Blunk dearly.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Canon Foreigner: He's original to the cartoon.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Specifically in "I is for Illusion".
  • Cowardly Lion: Loses the cowardly part over time and doesn't blink in the eyes of danger. Sometimes.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: 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!"
  • Disappeared Dad: What happened to Blunk's father?
  • Dork Knight: Almost to the same extent as Hay Lin.
  • Drives Like Crazy
  • Extreme Omnivore: There's little he won't eat if he can keep it down, ex. tea bags found in the trash.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Caleb.
  • Hulk Speak
  • Insistent Terminology: Insists he's a retailer rather than a smuggler. Even to Cedric in his snake form!
  • Mistaken Identity: 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.
  • Momma's Boy: Loves his momma.
  • Nice Guy: Blunk is really a brave, loyal, and polite little guy.
  • The Nicknamer: 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".
  • Non-Human Sidekick
  • The Nose Knows: 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.
  • Our Goblins Are Different: They are called Passlings, and they travel through the dimensions looking for goods to sell.
  • The Pig Pen: 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.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Sarcasm-Blind
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Caleb's Manly Man.
  • Small Annoying Creature: The only one who doesn't find him annoying seems to be Hay Lin.
  • Third-Person Person
  • Team Pet: Kind of.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the girls and Caleb. Pretty much everyone who he befriends with them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: 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 (Real name: Himerish)

Voiced by: Michael Gough

The Big Good 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.

Matthew "Matt" Olsen/Shagon

Voiced by: Jason Marsden

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


Voiced by: Lloyd Sherr

Caleb's second-in-command, a native of Meridian.

  • The Atoner: In the comic, he starts out as a bad guy but eventually gets a Heel-Face Turn — after which Caleb trusts him enough to make him his 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.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • The Brute: Is set up as one in the comic, but this is Deconstructed fairly quickly as his Hidden Depths begin showing.
  • Epic Flail
  • Gentle Giant: Especially in later stories.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In the animated series, he was The Mole and on the side of the good guys all along. In the comic, he was originally Cedric's loyal Brute who was sent to the resistance as a mole, but ended up having sympathy for their cause (as well as taking what Will said to heart) and genuinely changed sides.
  • Hidden Depths: He's very perceptive.
  • Our Orcs Are Different: Like most Meridian natives, he has an orcish appearance. In the comic, he explains to Elyon that the orcish-looking Meridians call themselves the "Galhot" and are the original natives of Meridian. The more human-looking Meridians are called "Escanors" and are actually descended from humans who came to Meridian many generations ago.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When you see what a sweet, nice guy he is, it's pretty hard to believe he was really no better than Phobos or Cedric at first.


Voiced by: Loren Lester
Caleb's father.

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Maybe not as bad as others, but he doesn't mind giving his son a hard time in public about his feelings for Cornelia.
  • Bed Trick: Arguably since he thought Nerissa was the Mage, thus making their relationship nonconsensual.
  • Disappeared Dad: Turns up part of the way through season 1, having been held captive in the Underwater Mines.
  • Papa Wolf: Even if his son is the leader of the rebellion. And even if the person he is defending him against is Caleb's mother.


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Caleb's best friend, and a member of the rebellion.

  • The Blacksmith: Since he is not a known rebel, he works here as one with his father.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Challenges Caleb to a leadership challenge after Elyon inadvertently brainwashes him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Caleb.
  • Mind Rape: By Elyon, though by accident.
  • Number Two: Runs the rebellion when the Underground City is under attack.
  • Totally Radical: 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.

  • Action Pet: Only in the cartoon.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Brown in the comics, grey in the cartoon.
  • Ascended Extra: He dies in the third saga of the comics. Becomes an important character in the cartoon.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Only in the TV series, in the 2nd season.
  • Brown Eyes: Has them in both the TV series and comics.
  • Cool Pet: 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.
  • A Dog Named Dog: His name in the comics is "dormouse". Some international releases have him named "Ghiro"... which is the Italian word for dormouse.
  • Evil Detecting Mouse: He was the only one that could tell when Nerissa was pretending to be someone else.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He died in the comics. He becomes a Regent of Earth with Matt and Napoleon
  • Team Pet: Especially after "U is for Undivided"


A 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 Team Pet to the girls. He doesn't appear in the animated series.



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.


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


Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

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.


Voiced by: Kath Soucie

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

  • Adaptational Villainy: 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 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.
  • Alpha Bitch: Has shades of this in "T is for Trauma".
  • Anti-Villain: Subverted; much like Demona (another Greg Weisman villain), she likes to think she's a Type III, but the other characters aren't buying it.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2.
  • Brainy Brunette: In the evil, manipulating sense.
  • The Chessmaster: Easily the best in the whole show.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She could give Azula a run for her money in exactly predicting heroes' movements.
  • Dark Is Evil: Use to wear a black cloak.
  • The Dreaded: Very much so. Quite telling is how the Oracle choose to deal with her assault on Kandrakar in the comic version: ordered the use of the Resonance, a power that risked to destroy Kandrakar itself (it didn't work).
  • 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.
  • Evil Old Folks: In her aged form.
  • Evil Sorceress
  • Fallen Hero
  • Green Eyes: Significant because she shares them with her son, Caleb.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In the cartoon she's Caleb's mother.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Personality Powers: Played for Drama, as she's a Fallen Hero and, being Will's predecessor, she's implied to have had a similar personality to her once. And the potential for Will to fall too actually gets shown in the cartoon when she has a stint as The Chessmaster and effortlessly manipulates Phobos.
  • Tragic Villain
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: 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.


Voiced by: Steve Blum

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

Frost the Hunter

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.

The Tracker

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A demonic-looking skeletal man, the Tracker is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. 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.


Voiced by: Kath Soucie

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 Heel-Face Turn.


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 Heel-Face Turn.

  • An Arm and a Leg: The Guardians chop off Gargoyle's left arm during their battle with him.
  • Artificial Limbs: Nerissa gives Gargoyle a new arm made from melted metal, giving him a large club-like weapon in place.
  • The Brute: Shared with Frost and Sandpit.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's exclusive to the TV Series.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Sides with Elyon after learning Phobos is truly unhonourable.

     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.

  • Ambiguously Brown: It has yet to be revealed what her ethnicity is.
  • Amicable Exes: With Thomas(Tony in the cartoon).Averted in the comics. Downplayed in the cartoon series.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Glamorous Single Mother: 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.
  • Lethal Chef: She put a cellphone into the soup she was making for dinner.
  • Like Mother Like Daughter: She can be quite stubborn and sarcastic like Will.
  • Mama Bear
  • Ms. Fanservice: 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".
  • Office Lady
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Tony' s Red; in personality she has more of Red, but is Blue because she's more responsible than Tony.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

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.

  • Adaptational Heroism: 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.
  • Amicable Exes: With Susan. Averted in the comics. Downplayed in the cartoon series.
  • Archnemesis Dad: In the comics. But he's finally ridden of by Kadma.
  • Cool Car: Shown in "N is for Narcissist".
  • Evil Redhead: Averted in the cartoon. Played straight in the comics.
  • Fiery Redhead: 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Comics only. One would guess that Thomas might go through a Heel Realization when blackmailing his ex-wife and only using daughter to get money...he doesn't.
  • Karma Houdini: 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.
  • Long-Lost Relative: A rare version of the relative being the father.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Justified since he wants his daughter to love him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: 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.
  • Smug Snake: Shades of this.
  • The Sociopath: One can make a very good case for Thomas being one in the comics. He feels no shame in manipulating and deceiving his own family for selfish gain, cares about no one but himself, abandons his "allies" as soon as he doesn't need them anymore, and is an unpleasant and repulsive person overall.

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.

  • Bad Bad Acting: Noted on it by Will in the cartoon' s second season episode, "J is for Jewel".
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • A Boy and His X: A Man and His Lizard. Owns a pet lizard, Mr. Scales, in the TV series.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and is the History teacher at Sheffield Institute.
  • Butt Monkey: Unfortunaetly becomes this when W.I.T.C.H. thinks that he was the spy sent to Earth from Cedric in the cartoon.
  • Cool Teacher: Tries to invoke this.
  • Curtains Match The Windows
  • Meaningful Name: "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.
  • Nice Guy: 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.
  • Parental Substitute: More so in the comics for Will.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the second season episode, "M is for Mercy", Dean manages to pull Susan up to safety...using just one arm and sheer will.
  • 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 fiancée 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.

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.

    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.

Anna Lair

Voiced by: Candi Milo

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.

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.

     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.

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.

Peter Cook

Voiced by: Ogie Banks

Taranee's older brother.

     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.

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.

Lillian Hale

Voiced by: Alyson Stoner

Cornelia's younger sister. The baby of the Hale family, so she is doted on by her parents. 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.


Voiced by: Edward Asner

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

     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.

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.

Yan Lin

See Allies


Ms. Knickerbocker

Voiced by: Candi Milo

The principal of Sheffield Institute.

Nigel Ashcroft

Voiced by: Michael Reisz

Taranee's main love interest throughout the series, a former bad boy trying to change his ways.

Eric Lyndon

Voiced by: Justin Shenkarow

Hay-Lin's crush and eventual boyfriend throughout the series, who surprisingly moves away in the 5th saga.

Martin Tubbs

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

A nerdy boy whose feelings for Irma seem to be unrequited.


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.

Andrew Hornby

Voiced by: Bryne Offutt

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