Fridge / W.I.T.C.H.

Fridge Brilliance

  • In Z is for Zenith, I was already given a moment to swoon over Matt's sexy, enraged delivery of "Why can't they come back?!" when the girls have transformed into their elemental forms. Upon further consideration though, I realized that among other things, Matt's rage was entirely justified not only because his beloved girlfriend was turned into a corporeal mass of lightning along with her friends, but because the entire situation happened at Nerissa's suggestion. From her fantasy inside the crystal, it was clear she'd intended to once again use people, against their will to further her plans. Matt, who'd already been made a pawn in her schemes, was probably ready to tear the bitch a new one. Nerissa was pretty lucky she ended up trapped in that crystal after all.
  • In the cartoon Phobos fell for Will's plan to make him lose the powers taken from Nerissa by having him swear on the Heart of Kandrakar to not use them for himself and then trick him into walking to Kandrakar in arms, but Cedric saw through it since the beginning. I was just surprised as anyone that Cedric had deduced exactly what Will's plan was, but then I realized: it's based on an oath. Something that Cedric is an expert of, being the resident Consummate Liar (the comic book even called him 'The Prince of Lies' in more than one occasion) and a book lover and oaths are based on the words he's a master of. Of course he knew exactly what would happen if Phobos swore that oath!
    • Phobos took a few moments before swearing that oath. He was relying on Cedric to warn him if there was any danger. Too bad that Cedric was already plotting against him...
  • It is somewhat ironic that the redhead Will Vandom is the leader of a group called WITCH. Back in the middle ages, redheads were often considered witches.
  • Why didn't Cornelia object to Will being Elyon's regent in "Q is for Quarry"? I was expecting her to say she was best suited because she was Elyon' s best friend. But, she made no remark or sarcastic expression at all. Why? Because she remembered her temporary power upgrade in "N is for Narcissist". She didn't say anything because she knew that it would probably sound hypocritical. And she was also hoping that Will might've also remembered the incident.
  • The Oracle might choose a Guardian based on their magical lineage based on the five elements. Hay Lin is the granddaughter of the previous Air Guardian and Cornelia is the older sister of the Heart of Earth.
  • Cartoon-verse: the reveal in O is for Obedience that Julian and the Mage were lovers who had a son (Caleb) together, and then that the Mage was actually Nerissa in disguise.
    • It began in F is for Facades, when the Mage tells Julian:
    Mage: He has a fine father.
    Julian: And a fine mother as well.
    *cue the two of them smiling at each other*
    • And then, in N is for Narcissist, when Luba reveals that the Mage was not the Mage at all, there is a close-up to Julian's downcast face.
    • Nerissa also locks Caleb in a lightning cage during the fight in "K is for Knowledge." She was trying to keep him safe.
    • In "A is for Anonymous," Caleb specifically thanks Trill for her help with the rebellion. Trill was another of Nerissa's identities.
  • Cartoon-verse: Will was one that gave Napoleon (the Hale's pet cat) to Lillian. A few episodes later, it was revealed that Lillian is the Heart of Earth and Napoleon is her Familiar. Will, the leader of WITCH brought Naploen to Lillian, who is technically a witch herself.
  • In "J is for Jewel", Phobos referred to Hay Lin as the "weakest link". At first I though he was just being his usual Jerkass self and was attempting to crush Hay Lin's spirits, but then I later on realized what he meant: Hay Lin is the Guardian of Air, and the element of air is considered the weakest of all five elements. So, that's what Phobos actually meant.
  • At the end of the comic book, the Guardians receives another power up that includes increases senses: Will can see everything she wants, Hay Lin can hear anything, etc. Thing is, these are the same power of the Oracle divided among them.
  • At face value the cartoon doesn't have the subplot about Will fearing to become like Nerissa. Then I remembered that at the end of the second season she proves herself a capable Chessmaster (that is, Nerissa's greatest strength), but, differently from her, she enlists her friends' help for her manipulations.. That's why the cartoon lacks the subplot: Will got over that fear faster than in the comics, as her friendship with the other Guardians was deep enough she trusts them to stop her, while in the comic book she couldn't bring herself to trust them so much until with her confrontation with Phobos in Endarno's body in the fourth story arc.
  • In the fourth arc of the comics Phobos showed Will a future where her friends eventually left her because they were sick of hanging out with her. That was exactly what happened with her friends in Fadden Hills so that would be her biggest fear.
  • The ages of W.I.T.C.H. parallels the strength of their element: Will is the oldest and has the most powerful element. Cornelia is the second oldest and thus has the second most powerful element. Vice-versa with Irma, Taranee, and Hay Lin.
    • Taranee, Irma and Hay Lin match up well with their powers based on personality. Taranee is fairly timid and initially terrified of her power, Fire, which can be the most destructive element in the wrong hands. Irma lets her surroundings shape her but always keeps a core of her true self, much like how water changes shape based on its container but keeps its volume regardless. The energetic and imaginative Hay Lin is able to use her Air/Wind powers to their fullest.
    • To be honest, though, the ages of the girls are interchangeable. Whoever said that from oldest to youngest is W-C-I-T-H, that's the first time I've heard someone say that. From oldest to youngest in the Comics it's C-W-I-T-H. In the Cartoon, from oldest to youngest it's C-I-T-W-H.
    • Incorrect. In the cartoon, their ages aren't established too much, but it's generally assumed to still be C-W-I-T-H. Cornelia and Will are both a year older than the other girls, that's why they are in a different class (with Matt and Elyon) and Will comments in season 2 that Taranee can do her math work despite not being in the 8th grade like Will is.
    • This website only muddles matters even more. It states that the girls' ages are literally in the order in which they are spelled - in other words, W-I-T-C-H. Seriously I think we should just let people make up their own interpretations on the girls' ages.
  • In the comic, Cornelia at first isn't too willing to accept Will's leadership, and made a few attempts at taking over. Before they became the Guardians of Kandrakar, the group's leader was Cornelia herself, and Will was literally the last one arrived (Taranee had arrived at the school the previous day).
  • On the Guardian outfits:
    • The original Guardian outfits of both W.I.T.C.H. and C.H.Y.K.N. are sexy and show the midriff, while the outfits of the ancient human generation of Guardians (only shown in a flashback]] are feminine hanfu. Both W.I.T.C.H. and C.H.Y.K.N. are American teenagers of the 20th century (late 20th for W.I.T.C.H., mid 20th for C.H.Y.K.N.), they'd want something sexy and somewhat rebellious, while the ancient human generation were Chinese teens or women of thousands of years ago, and dressed as such.
    • By the time of the New Power saga the outfits of W.I.T.C.H. changed because they changed, and thus evolved with them.
    • Taranee's New Power outfit is the only one that still shows the midriff. While the others (and especially Will) have outgrown their rebellious phase by the New Power saga, Taranee only does during the saga, after she got the new outfit (and her hair got crazier).
    • Hay Lin's of Chinese descent like the ancient human Guardians, but her outfits resemble the Qipao while the ancient Guardians wore hanfu. The hanfu is the traditional Han Chinese wear, and the feminine version was supplanted by the qipao (of Manchu origin) only in the 20th century.
    • Yan Lin's Guardian outfit is modeled on the tangzhuang-pants outfit, that was originally man wear but has since grown to be worn by both genders. Back in her day, women in China were still relatively kept in traditional roles, so to fight (a traditional man's role) she gets in "men"'s clothes.
    • Hay Lin's New Power outfit is a Grade-S Zettai Ryouki. She's also an Otaku. The question is: how long did it take her to notice?
  • In J is for Jewel, Trill shows Elyon "memories" of her parents Weira and Zaden. However, in these memories, Weira has blonde hair instead of the red she has both in the comics and in the flashback from The Stone of Threbe. This could be considered an error, until you realise Trill is Nerissa and, as such, has never actually met Queen Weira. She gave her blonde hair in the falsely constructed memory because she assumed she was blonde from Phobos and Elyon's hair colour.
  • We see twice in the comics that Mr. Lin's hobby is bird-watching. That's a normal hobby, but then I remembered his mother was the former Guardian of Air! It seems he inherited something from her even if it wasn't powers.
  • Cornelia and Caleb's romance seems like an outright Deconstruction of the typical love stories found in Disney movies. They fall in love with one another in their dreams, and right after meeting each other they're already head over heels for one another. It's only after Caleb gets to see the true, fourteen year old Cornelia that he starts to have doubts, and the relationship falls apart. Seems like a commentary against other couples that get together just based on looks alone, and never question their love.
  • There are a lot of ways W.I.T.C.H. is like their C.H.Y.K.N. counterparts and how the two groups act like foils to each other. Like Nerissa, Will can be extremely possessive, which causes her to cheat at the swim meet when she feels Mandy is threatening her relationship with Matt. And like Nerissa, Will can be quite the manipulator. But unlike Nerissa, as is pointed out further up on this page, Will enlists her friends' help. Nerissa broke her team up while Will keeps hers together. As for the Water Guardians, we don't see too much of Cassidy's personality but it's implied she's playful and sarcastic like Irma. These two represent the opposite sides of water; Cassidy represents the peaceful side, as she states she doesn't hold a grudge against Nerissa and just wants to rest in peace. Irma represents water's more turbulent side, as she's always clashing with and sometimes poking fun at Cornelia and calling her Corny even though the other girl clearly doesn't like it. For the Fire Guardians, Taranee has quite a rebellious streak, going so far as to temporarily quit the team. Halinor also has a rebellious streak, as she (and Kadma) voices her displeasure at the Oracle's decision and essentially rebels against him. However,while Taranee rejoins the team, Halinor doesn't,and with Kadma( in the comic) she breaks off contact with Yan Lin. For the Earth Guardians, both of them are really stubborn and prideful. They also tend to push people away when they're upset in the comics, as we see when Caleb gets turned into a flower and Cornelia refuses to talk to her friends or let them comfort her. However, once he is turned back Cornelia gladly rejoins the team. Kadma, on the other hand, breaks off contact with Yan Lin and when Will and Taranee come to her for information, refuses to help them more than necessary and doesn't want anything more to do with Kandrakar. As for the Lins, both of them are the most positive members of their groups, with Hay Lin always being cheerful and with Yan Lin not letting the past make her a bitter old woman like Kadma.

Fridge Horror

  • In the comic the 'elemental' power of the Keeper originates from bonds, and manifests as energy blasts. It doesn't seem dangerous... Until you bring this notion to the logical extreme: the Keeper of the Heart has absolute power over the bonds of matter and energy. With enough control she could produce a lot of gold out of thin air, disrupting world economy, produce weapon-grade uranium out of anything, make things explode, or make anything disappear! Thankfully Will doesn't seem inclined, even if she has realized it during the New Power arc... But Nerissa not only was inclined, she already did it to Cassidy! All of sudden the utter terror everyone in Kandrakar had of her and the notion that its walls would be useless against Nerissa when they did hold back Will and her group make an horrible sense...
  • Did Tony Vandom (in the cartoons) send his daughter a birthday card or even call her in the episode "Happy Birthday, Will"? Susan did reveal that he disappeared for months. So the possibility is there.
    • Since the Tony in the show isn't a Jerkass like he was in the comics, a question remains: Why did he disappear for months?
      • Who's to say he isn't? He seemed to be encouraging Will to shun her responsibilities in "N is for Narcissist." Maybe he's trying to appear more amiable than Susan so he convince Will to go along with whatever he recommends?
  • When Will was kidnapped by Phobos and not rescued by the others until the next day, was Susan Vandom freaking out because her daughter didn't come home?
  • In the comics it's implied Nerissa was "destined" to be corrupted BY the Heart of Kandrakhar. Will worries that she herself may become corrupted several times. If destiny says so, then who's to say she won't be?
    • It wasn't that Nerissa was destined per se, but that Keepers of the Heart have to be more careful to not be corrupted by the absolute power that the Heart entails. Nerissa's heart wasn't strong enough, Will's is.
    • According to Word of God, Nerissa was originally a worthy keeper but something in their last battle weakened her bond with the other Guardians and increased her ambition too much, resulting in the Oracle trying (and failing) to stop her corruption as we know. The CHYKN spin-off was ultimately shelved so we don't know what happened, but yes, Nerissa was not destined to be corrupted... And Will, in the fourth arc, showed her heart was indeed stronger than Nerissa's.

Fridge Logic

  • Nerissa gives a few hints to Julian about having posed as the Mage, and he promptly goes to the Falls, to look for a grave there. Which means that he already knew there was a grave there? How could he not suspect anything, then?
    • She says to him, "Remember Magenzian Falls?" The flashback showed that that was a place they had gone together before; she sent him there to find the grave so he could figure out what happened.
  • Cassidy is Back from the Dead, and reunited with her mother, but she's the twentysomething she was when she died, now. How does that work? Yan Lin's clone aged to match Yan Lin's age, Cassidy did not. Is she going to tell people she found the fountain of youth now?
    • The aging thing might be different because Mira (Yan Lin's clone) was originally an Astral Drop, but Cassidy wasn't.
    • She's probably going to claim to be a relative that "kinda" looks like Cassidy.
    • Cassidy didn't age because that's the age she was when Nerissa brought her back to life. There's no reason why she would age.