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* In the third season finale of the 2017 series, when evil Indigo is defeated, Mildred's face gets turned back from being stone, but the castle's damage remains. Shouldn't the damage to the castle have reverted as well?

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* In the third season finale of the 2017 series, when evil Indigo is defeated, Mildred's face gets turned back from being stone, but the castle's damage remains. Shouldn't the damage to the castle have reverted as well?well?
** Probably not. We see time and again in the series that ''transformation'' can be undone by either canceling the spell or performing a counterspell, but ''destruction'' is not so easily undone. Rebuilding or recreating demands stronger magic... or just hard work.


** In terms of non-witch culture maybe. But to witches it ''is'' a happy occasion. Witches celebrating Halloween as a sacred holiday is a common trope in contemporary stories about them - ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''{{Series/Charmed|1998}}'', ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.

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** In terms of non-witch culture maybe. But to witches it ''is'' a happy occasion. Witches celebrating Halloween as a sacred holiday is a common trope in contemporary stories about them - ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''{{Series/Charmed|1998}}'', ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.
* In the third season finale of the 2017 series, when evil Indigo is defeated, Mildred's face gets turned back from being stone, but the castle's damage remains. Shouldn't the damage to the castle have reverted as well?


** In terms of non-witch culture maybe. But to witches it ''is'' a happy occasion. Witches celebrating Halloween as a sacred holiday is a common trope in contemporary stories about them - ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''{{Series/Charmed}}'', ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.

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** In terms of non-witch culture maybe. But to witches it ''is'' a happy occasion. Witches celebrating Halloween as a sacred holiday is a common trope in contemporary stories about them - ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''{{Series/Charmed}}'', ''{{Series/Charmed|1998}}'', ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.


* An episode of ''The New Worst Witch'' has Hardbroom yell that the library doesn't hve any secret passages "except that one!" What about the one Mildred had her Dangerous Old Books Society in? I can understand if she doesn't want Hettie to find out about Mildred's Society but that doesn't mean the secret passage under the floor doesn't exist.

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* An episode of ''The New Worst Witch'' has Hardbroom yell that the library doesn't hve have any secret passages "except that one!" What about the one Mildred had her Dangerous Old Books Society in? I can understand if she doesn't want Hettie to find out about Mildred's Society but that doesn't mean the secret passage under the floor doesn't exist.


** If powers are from the mother's side and [[spoiler: Mildred's witch ancestor has Mildred's last name]], how does that work?

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** If powers are from the mother's side and [[spoiler: Mildred's witch ancestor has Mildred's last name]], name, how does that work?


* If powers are from the mother's side and [[spoiler: Mildred's witch ancestor has Mildred's last name]], how does that work?

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* ** If powers are from the mother's side and [[spoiler: Mildred's witch ancestor has Mildred's last name]], how does that work?work?
** It is simply possible that husbands take on the wives last name. When a relationship gets serious enough to consider marriage and they reveal to their potential husband they have magic they simply state "Look tradition states if we are gonna marry you gotta take my name or else no marriage" Ethel Hallow in the 98 series constantly talked about her witch ancestors but never made any reference to wizards in the family. Her father in that series is depicted as a non-magical businessman who wants to modernize everything but was called Mr. Hallow so either magic skipped a generation, or he adopted Ethel's mothers last name. In the 2017 series he is depicted as someone who can do magic so it becomes a bit more straight forward.

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** It doesn't help that Ethel walks around the school like she owns the place and always talking about how great the Hallow witches have been for generations. Since besides Drucilla, Ethel seems to have no actual friends and her attitude and the general favoritism she seems to get from Hardbroom (She really only ever punishes Ethel if there is indisputable proof of wrong doing, while taking her side in most disputes between her and Mildred) the students are probably tired of Hallows getting away with everything in their eyes.


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** In "A Bolt from the Blue" Hardbroom mentions, while scolding Mildred for her poor exam scores that her grade was propped up with B's in "soft subjects" (non-magical) of Jewelry Design and Myths and Legends. Presumably Miss Gimlett taught one of these classes. Probably as those classes are not relevant to any plot (more happen from a spell or potion going wrong than jewellery making done wrong) the character was never needed to be cast.


** It's also possible they assumed Mildred had done something wrong and cast a spell that briefly poofed her into the staff room and out again.



* Why is Halloween described as a happy occasion? Samhain, which it derives from, is basically the opposite of a happy occasion.

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* Why is Halloween described as a happy occasion? Samhain, which it derives from, is basically the opposite of a happy occasion.occasion.
** In terms of non-witch culture maybe. But to witches it ''is'' a happy occasion. Witches celebrating Halloween as a sacred holiday is a common trope in contemporary stories about them - ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''{{Series/Charmed}}'', ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.


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----* Why is Halloween described as a happy occasion? Samhain, which it derives from, is basically the opposite of a happy occasion.


* Is it just me or is Tim Curry trying extremely hard to be David Bowie during this movie?


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** TruthInTelevision, unfortunately; if you've a student who keeps getting in trouble, the teachers will blame them whenever ''anything'' goes wrong, no matter how likely it is that they were involved.

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* If powers are from the mother's side and [[spoiler: Mildred's witch ancestor has Mildred's last name]], how does that work?


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*In the "All Hallow's Eve" / "The Big Freeze" episode of the 2017 series, it is revealed that Mildred Hubble's ancestor Mirabelle Hubble had to give up her and 12 generations of her descendants' magical powers, does that mean that Mildred descends from 12 generations of single moms? Why else do they share a last name?

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*** This troper was under the impression that Miss Hardbroom deliberately didn't get Mildred one because she "wasn't ready" and didn't believe she could handle taking care of a cat. Instead of being surprised one was missing, she seemed to already know there wasn't enough and had a ready argument as to why Mildred should be the one who doesn't get one.

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** What's more is that the implication seems to be that Sybil failed and Miss Cackle went "Not to worry dear. You can try again next time". Mildred was nearly dismissed completely and Maud had to appeal to the teachers to allow her to finish. You can see why she'd be annoyed at the DoubleStandard. Of course it could be that allowing Mildred to finish her test prompted Miss Cackle to relax her attitudes towards those who failed - understanding that some first years might simply be nervous and it could be too early to dismiss them.


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** Well if you take into account everything Mildred does in the series, she's not really the IneptMage everyone makes her out to be. She's a little clumsy and accident prone - but her main problem seems to be that she doesn't do well in the school environment. There are plenty of cases where Mildred's been out "in the field" and shown great quick thinking: using a spell to immobilise Agatha and Bindweed, getting the two broomsticks to free the boat from the rapids, vaporising Agatha and cronies with a puffification spell etc. Mildred seems to have no problem casting magic once she's gotten the proper theory down; she just doesn't perform well in class. Also she seems to get over her fear of heights and turn into a competent broomstick flyer in time. Although she effectively fails her first year exams, she certainly demonstrates magical prowess by saving the school from disaster at least twice.

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