Academy of the Unseen Arts
Father Faustus Blackwood
Played By: Richard Coyle
The High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts
- Adaptational Name Change: In the comics, the High Priest of the Church of Night was called Father Alphonse Louis Constant (later changed to Fr. Joseph Constant).
- Benevolent Boss: Subverted. He seems to actually be a pretty fair and effective headmaster, even checking in with Sabrina's social and emotional well-being, but of course it's all an act and in the last episode of Season Two, he decides to poison his entire coven and elope with his daughters rather than let his coven bow to Sabrina.
- Big Bad Wannabe: While Father Blackwood is an antagonist and a powerful source of problems, Madam Satan does not consider them equals and she ultimately is the main threat of Season One, not he. While she works much more subtly and has more than once succeeded, Blackwood has failed many times and his tactics have only made Sabrina more wary and confrontational against him, as well as her family. By the end of season one, it's implied Sabrina is already more powerful than he is, whereas Madam Satan still has a fighting chance and the element of surprise. He becomes much more competent in season 2.
- Co-Dragons: As far as he is concerned, since he answers directly to the Dark Lord, he is on equal footing with Madam Satan. She seems to disagree.
- Didn't Think This Through: It takes Prudence asking if Sabrina will be a Blackwood too for him to realize that, as Zelda is Sabrina's legal guardian, marrying her will make him responsible for Sabrina.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's willing to have "revelations" that conveniently help him cement his power, use the celebration of a high holy day as a political football, and even potentially sacrifice and eat his own daughter, among other things, but that doesn't mean he's alright with profaning the holy day itself.
- Evil Brit: A sophisticated English bad guy.
- Evil Is Petty: When told by the Dark Lord that he would henceforth have to be subservient to Sabrina, Blackwood decided that he would rather see the entire coven dead than let Sabrina have it.
- Evil Sorcerer: With a Deal with the Devil in place and being head of a Satanist church, it doesn't get more evil than that.
- Evil Virtues: Integrity, honour, loyalty. He doesn't always live up to them himself, but firmly believes that they're integral to the Church of Night's overall health.
- Faux Affably Evil: He likes to pretend to be kind and have other witches best interests in mind, but this veneer will crack the minute he stops getting his way.
- Femme Fatalons: A male example. During his first appearance the camera constantly focuses on his clawed fingernails and he's definitely untrustworthy.
- Gentleman Wizard: He's got the look and in public tries to present himself as such.
- Heir Club for Men: Longs for a healthy male heir to continue his legacy. It's why he passes over female bastards like Prudence and is completely unbothered by his wife's death as long as a healthy son is born.
- Hypocrite: For all his supposed loyalty to The Dark Lord, he's not unwilling to fake a "revelation" from The Dark Lord when it suits his interests, such as agreeing to call off the Feast of Feasts in order to keep the secret of Lady Blackwood's tampering quiet (he ends up not having to, but he was prepared to nonetheless). And when the Dark Lord shows up in person but gives an order he doesn't like, Faustus straight up disobeys the second the Dark Lord isn't looking.
- Irony: Renames the Church of Night the Church of Judas, with Judas as a kind of St. Peter figure and himself as its Pope, making him the heir to Judas, the man who brought about the death of God. When Satan sneers and tells Blackwood that he is no Judas, Blackwood is visibly insulted. Ironically, Blackwood himself does turn out to be like Judas, just not in the way he thinks; he betrays his God for valuing "a whore" over him.
- Not Me This Time: When three demon kings begin to terrorize Sabrina, he's assumed to be the most likely summoner, but turns out he wasn't behind it.
- No Sympathy: He takes steps to ensure the coven is protected when the Red Angel comes to reap Greendale's first-born sons, but makes no effort to help the mortals and flippantly tells Sabrina that they can petition their "false god" for aid.
- Not So Different: For all his posturing that the Church of Night is far more liberating than any mortal religions or customs, as a schoolmaster he's as much of a patriarchal bully as Principle Hawthorne, and as a High Priest he keeps as tight of a stranglehold over his (female) coven as the Catholic priests he despises.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Extremely misogynistic, aside from holding a huge Fantastic Racism towards humans. He attempts in Season 2 to add new rules to their religion to reduce the role of women in Witch society as subservient to men and reduce the view of normal humans to mere cattle to be used for spells or food by magic users.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He runs away with the twins once Lucifer wants him to worship Sabrina, poisoning the coven in the process. Prudence swears to find him and get revenge.
- Sinister Minister: Although from a Satanist religion, rather than the usual twisted Christian version, Blackwood is an antagonist and the priest of their church.
- Smug Snake: Oh God, yeah! He thinks he's on the same level as an ancient demoness from before the dawn of time, managing to make an enemy of her and pretty much everyone else with his smug and condescending attitude, thinks he's far smarter than all of the female characters when in fact the opposite seems to be true and he even has the audacity to sneer "What?" at his master (the Devil!) when he tells Blackwood that Sabrina will reign over the coven. The Devil is not amused.
- Sore Loser: Doesn't take Sabrina's ascension well, at all. It drives him to attempt to slaughter his entire coven rather than let her have it.
- Villainous Incest: He declares that his infant daughter will be engaged to her twin brother, to "purify" the Blackwood lineage.
- Your Cheating Heart: Implied by Lady Blackwood, who accuses him of being a "slut." He cheats on her with Zelda.
Played By: Alvina August
Father Blackwood's late wife who directed the Satanic Choir.
- Death by Childbirth: Dies at the end of season one, giving birth to the twins that are the first legitimate children of Father Blackwood.
- Disposable Woman: Father Blackwood quite literally treats her as one, since her only purpose was to bear him an heir.
- Vengeful Ghost: She returns as a ghost to bother Zelda when she is going to marry Father Blackwood. Turns out that Shirley lied to her, telling her that Zelda killed her during childbirth.
- Wicked Stepmother: She tries to murder Prudence who is the illegitimate daughter of Father Blackwood.
Played by: Rochelle GreenwoodA teacher in the Academy of Unseen Arts with a particular bone to pick with Zelda.
- The Bully: Mistreats and humiliates Zelda pretty frequently in front of students and teachers of the Academy out of hate for her family.
- Hate Sink: She mistreats Zelda pretty gratuitously because Edward dumped her for Diana and freely regards the accident that killed them as some kind of divine justice.
- Out-Gambitted: She had predicted that the Spellmans might try something against her after Zelda and Hilda almost made her jump off a balcony to assert Zelda dominance over the Faculty members, so she kept herself protected through several wards. Hilda predicted that with ease and decided to take vengeance with a much simpler method: cyanide in her food.
- Adaptational Super Power Change: In the comics, the Weird Sisters were a trio of Witches who could see the future; in the show their special power is mind control. They do show the future bit via dreams in Season 2.
- The Bully: they torture Sabrina because of her half Mortal heritage, Hilda claims they are malious.
- Blond, Brunette, Redhead: Prudence has short wavy blond hair Dorcas is a redhead and Agatha has Black hair.
- Canon Foreigner: Prudence Agatha and Dorcas were created for the series.
- Color-Coded Characters:
- Prudence - Purple
- Agatha - Blue
- Dorcas - Brown
- Coordinated Clothes: they always wear the same outfit but in different colors.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: they have this ability seen in Part 2, they had a dream That predicts that the Spellmans will be the undoing of the Blackwoods.
- Family of Choice: The three genuinely consider each other sisters bound by something stronger than blood. At the end of season 2, Ambrose and Prudence talk about how Blackwood made them blind to the family they already had. In Prudence's case, it was her sisters.
- Girl Posse: The Weird Sisters are always together and are almost treated as one entity. Prudence, however, is their Alpha Bitch leader.
- Nightmare Face: The Weird Sisters display one when frightening the football players who had been harassing Susie. It's left ambiguous as to whether this was their own faces or merely an illusion, as they are shown to still be standing by Sabrina's side with their regular appearance after.
- Nice Hat: they occasionally ware very chic berets.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Dorcas is Dreamy and lost in her own world (nice) Agatha is Devilish and purely evil (Mean) And Prudence their leader can be a cruel bitch but shes capable of compassion and kindness.
- You're Just Jealous: Zelda claims they are Jealous of Sabrina because she is the daughter of a high priest.
- Polyamory: If you're dating one of them, you're probably dating all of them.
Prudence Night / Blackwood
Played By: Tati Gabrielle
A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts, with a personal grudge against Sabrina. She is the leader of a trio of witches, the Weird Sisters
- Aloof Ally: Unlike her sisters, Prudence grows to see something in Sabrina that she respects, though begrudgingly. While she still dislikes Sabrina, she does like what she is becoming and has helped her on occasion.
- Alpha Bitch: She is a complete bitch who rules the Academy with the girls of her Girl Posse. Her official description and several articles says that she is based on Regina George.
- Bastard Bastard: Prudence is supposedly an orphan, but is actually the illegitimate child of Father Blackwood, and has a nasty personality.
- Big Sister Instinct: She is very protective of her sisters Agatha & Dorcas. And turned against Father Blackwood after he tries to poison them, she also teams up with Ambrose to save her Biological siblings Judas and Judith from Blackwoods incestuous plans.
- Canon Foreigner: She was created for the series.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her hair is platinum white, despite being dark skinned.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Only a little, but it's there; Prudence becomes a little more friendly towards Sabrina as the show goes on.
- Dual Wielding: At the end of Season 2, she shows up using two swords and showcasing some mastery in using both of them at the same time to slash things.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- Prudence is horrified at the thought of her two minions committing murder of mortals behind her back and agrees with Sabrina that they have to be punished. Whatever the mortals have done, murder is not an option.
- She quits helping Blackwood altogether when he poisons the Coven and turns against the Dark Lord because he refuses to worship Sabrina. She's also disturbed when Blackwood announces his intention of marrying his twins to each other.
- The Fundamentalist: Although everyone is nominally in the Church of Night, Prudence's faith is notably strong, and she doesn't seem to even consider the fact that "revelations from the Dark Lord" might be engineered for political gain until Sabrina pokes her about it. She also genuinely believes being Queen of the Feast is an honor, as being eaten, according to her faith, transubstantiates her. This is one of the reasons she butts heads with Sabrina so much—it's not just that Sabrina's the new girl, it's that she repeatedly insults and questions the Dark Lord.
- HeelFace Turn: She pulls one at the end of Season 2 after Father Blackwood tries to poison the entire coven, including her sisters Agatha and Dorcas. In the end, she and Ambrose team up to hunt and kill Blackwood.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- When faced with Sabrina's assertion that Harvey isn't a killer, Prudence questions what makes Sabrina's faith in Harvey any more valid than her own faith in The Dark Lord. Sabrina's faith in Harvey proves justified, but from the perspective of someone who doesn't know Harvey and who just saw him wielding a weapon meant for killing, the question is a fair one.
- When Ambrose is framed for the murder of the Anti-Pope and Sabrina's expulsion prevents her from helping him, Sabrina quickly makes an appeal to their friendship, in an effort to get Prudence to help her. While callous and blunt about it, Prudence points that they've only been recurring allies before then. With most of their interactions being initiated with Sabrina asking for favors, or Prudence offering assistance when it suited her goals. Given that they otherwise never spend time with one another, Prudence is absolutely fair in pointing out that they aren't friends. And even Sabrina's interest in preventing her sacrifice during the Feast of Feasts was more based on an aversion to the celebration itself, and less about caring for Prudence specifically. It was rather reasonable that Prudence wouldn't stick her neck out for such a limited relationship, when the stakes involved high treason and murder.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: She has a habit of calling Sabrina "half-breed" because of her half-human ancestry. She also judges Harvey solely on the fact that his ancestors were witch hunters, wanting to kill him even though she just met him a few minutes ago.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She is desperate to be acknowledged by her father, something he uses to keep her loyal for as long as possible.
- The Unfavorite: Once her younger brother is born, although she's still the favorite student, though that doesn't mean much to him.
Played By: Adeline Rudolph
A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts who is one of the Weird Sisters. She is the truly devilish one among the Weird Sisters.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is Dark haired tall, slightly arrogant cruel and devilish.
- Beta Bitch: The nastiest of the Weird Sisters after Prudence.
- Bullying a Dragon: Tells Prudence and Sabrina she wishes Harvey had died with his brother Tommy when she knows both are incredibly powerful witches and both are clearly pissed at her for what she did.
- For the Evulz: Agatha is the purely evil of the Weird Sisters, torturing Sabrina and mortal boys for her own amusement.
- Fake American: her actress is Half German and Half Korean.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle is inspired by Wednesday Addams.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Zigzagged. For killing Tommy in the mine collapse she caused, she's sacrificed to fuel his resurrection. However, Sabrina buries her in her aunts' Cain Patch soon after, resurrecting her too. But then Agatha becomes deathly ill and coughs up grave soil because Evil Is Not a Toy. However, in the long run Harvey is forced to kill Tommy to restore balance to cosmic forces, and Agatha is completely cured and suffers no further consequences (nor shows any remorse) for killing Tommy to begin with.
- Karma Houdini: Her ultimate fate. After being cured of her grave soil coughing illness when Harvey is forced to Mercy Kill Tommy, whom Agatha killed in the first place, she's back to perfect health and suffers no further consequence for what she did.
- Sins of the Father: Justifies trying to kill the Kinkle boys and succeeding with Tommy on the grounds that their ancestors were witch hunters.
- Talking to the Dead: She has been practicing this skill and used it to help Sabrina with her Seance in the Christmas Special.
Played By: Abigail Cowen
A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts another of the Weird Sisters. She is Dreamy and lost in her Own world.
- Bad "Bad Acting": She's chosen as the lead in Father Blackwood's play, but rehearsals prove that Dorcas is an abysmal actress.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Dorcas is dreamy and lost in her own world making out of place comments in certain situations, like comparing the sound of Sabrina losing her sanity to waves on a beach.
- Dirty Coward: To a point. She readily sold out Agatha without much prompting, and even went along with Prudence's plan to murder her with only a few feeble protestations. Particularly notable is that Dorcas didn't even know that the plan was to resurrect her afterwards; as far as she was aware, she'd just helped kill her sister forever because she was too scared to disobey Prudence.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She claims that she didn't want to kill the miners and pushes all the blame on Agatha. Through Roz's vision, the audience, if not Sabrina and Prudence, knows that she enjoyed it as much as her sister did.
- Karma Houdini: Even though Death Is Cheap was in effect, Agatha at least went through a harrowing ordeal for her part in murdering the miners; Dorcas got away with it clean.
- The Stool Pigeon: She folds like a cheap suit the second Prudence starts questioning her about the fact that she and Agatha caused the mine collapse.
Played By: Gavin Leatherwood
A handsome young warlock who befriends Sabrina at the Academy of the Unseen Arts.
- Betty and Veronica: Where Sabrina is concerned, he is the mysterious, dark and lustful Veronica to Harvey's wholesome, artistic and vulnerable Betty.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Due to being a warlock born and raised, his romantic and sexual mores don't align with the half mortal-raised Sabrina.
- Canon Foreigner: He was created for the series.
- Heroic Sacrifice: As a last resort, he seals Lucifer within his own body and is placed under a sleeping spell to stop the Apocalypse. Lilith takes him with her back to Hell, with Sabrina ultimately declaring that they'll go to Hell to rescue him.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Edward Spellman, whose magic and accomplishments he greatly admired. It's implied his attraction to Sabrina stemmed mostly from the fact that she's Edward Spellman's daughter.
- In Love with the Mark: The Dark Lord ordered Nick to seduce Sabrina. He pleads with Sabrina to believe that he fell in love with her for real after getting to know her.
- Meaningful Name: "Old Nick" and "Mr. Scratch" are old-fashioned nicknames for the Devil.
- Polyamory: He's not just Prudence's ex, he's also Dorcas and Agatha's. Concurrently, that is.
- Satellite Love Interest: At least Harvey has his comics, abusive father, and older brother. Nicholas doesn't seem to have any characterization beyond mooning over Sabrina, showing admiration for her father's work so he can moon over her, and help her when the plot demands it due to said mooning.
- Summon Magic: Conjuring is his specialty. (Implied to be because of how much he admired Edward Spellman.)
- Token Heroic Orc: He is the only warlock in the Greendale coven who seems to be against any of their practices. For instance, he is the only one who objects to the Feast of Feasts, considering it to be barbaric while everyone else in the coven is either excited or unconcerned. He also doesn't hold Sabrina's half mortal side against her, and tends to support her in all her doings. How much of this is due to his crush on her is hard to say.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Nick explains that witches and warlocks (unlike humans) have difficulty feeling love. Their feelings are mostly attraction and lust but not love. He admits he wishes he could feel what Sabrina and Harvey feel for each other. In the back half of Season 1, however, he does seem to have genuinely fallen in love with Sabrina, which calls this into question.
Played by: Emily Haine
Elspeth is a a tenaciously brave and confidant witch who fights for what she believes in, After being resurrected by Sabrina Spellman, she starts to admire her and follow her example of living.
- Back from the Dead: She gets killed by two angels but Sabrina brings her back to life.
- Butt-Monkey: she gets murdered by Angels but Sabrina resurrected her than she gets thrown into the dungeons of the academy of unseen arts, because she wanted to leave the academy, and at the end of part 2 she gets poisoned by Father Blackwood along with her fellow witches but she gets saved by Zelda & Ambrose.
- Rebellious Spirit: She chose death rather than recite the gospel of the missionaries. She also defies Father Blackwood and attempts to find Sabrina to stage a revolt against the Church of Judas.
Played by: Tyler CottonA meek and shy warlock.
- Adorkable: Melvin is sweet and shy, showing it in the way he explained to Dorcas that Nick, gave him 100 bucks to wear a glamour.
- Back from the Dead: He gets killed by two angels but Sabrina brings him back to life.
- Blood from the Mouth: When he is forced to say the Lord's Prayer by the Order of the Innocent, he starts puking blood, implying holiness is deadly to witches.
- Expy: Seems modeled after Neville Longbottom.
- Virgin-Shaming: Gets shamed by the Weird Sisters for still being a virgin. They however seem to also have an interest in bedding a virgin. Later on, when he defies the angels, Dorcas seems visibly attracted by his newfound confidence. There is a bit of Fridge Brilliance in the shaming, considering that all witches and warlocks are all Older Than They Look and Tati Gabrielle who plays Prudence said that all students at the Academy except Sabrina are already over 50.
Other witches and warlocks
Played by: Darren Mann
Connor Kemper's old fling. He shows up at Connor's funeral and catches the eye of Ambrose. They eventually start a relationship after Hilda uses her Amor extract on him.
- Ambiguously Evil: He summons Ambrose to the Academy despite knowing that he was busy protecting the mortals of Greendale and Zelda had also been summoned to help with Lady Blackwood's birth leaving Sabrina and Hilda to fend for themselves. Connor's familiar also shows up dead the morning right after he spent the night with Ambrose (to be fair, Zelda had already mentioned a familiar can't live long after is master dies, however the timing seems odd).
- Ambiguous Situation: The show drops serious hints that he might be the one behind the death of Connor Kemper, his familiar, and eventually his whole family, but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In the season one finale during the attack by the 13 witches of Greendale, he summons Ambrose to the Academy to protect him despite the latter's complaints that his family needs him. Luke blurts out that he summoned him because he loves him and can't bear losing him. However, Nick's explanation that warlocks can't feel love makes the matter more complex: is Luke really in love with Ambrose? Is he confused and really just in lust with him? Is he still under the effects of Hilda's potion?.
- Canon Foreigner: He was created for the series.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He is killed off midway through Season Two - originally without any explanation and then shown in a Flashback - by some angels called "The Church Of The Innocents". There's no indication any of this is going to happen before it does and it comes entirely out of the blue.
Played by: Uncredited
Warlock adopted by the Kemper family. He owned a familiar shaped like an iguana whom Ambrose took in temporarily. It is suggested he might've been killed by a witch hunter.
- Canon Foreigner: He was created for the series.
- Posthumous Character: His very first appearance is as a corpse on Ambrose's table where he is to be prepared for his funeral.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After he's murdered and his parents commit suicide none of them is ever mentioned again for the rest of the first season or the second.
DezmeldaA lonely witch that lives in the woods, after having fled from her previous coven.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns in "Doctor Cerberus's House of Horror", as an antagonist in Zelda's segment, having sacrificed Father Blackwood's baby and absorbed her youth in Zelda's vision.
- Rape as Backstory: She was abused when chosen as Queen of the Feast by her High Priest and ran away from her coven afterwards.
- Vain Sorceress: in Zeldas Tarot vision she eats Blackwoods Daughter, to become young and beautiful again.
Played by: Heather Doerksen
A witch that lives in the mountains. After eating her child to survive famine, she now collects the spirits ofyoung children to keep her company.
- The Alcoholic: As soon as she is offered sweets and beverages, she demands gin.
- Mama Bear: She is a witch that is willing to go one on one with a demon on the time he is at his strongest because a child is being harmed by him.
- Public-Domain Character: Gryla is a character from the ancient Icelandic folklore. Even her backstory is the same as the story then, though she is a giantess in some legends.
- Would Hurt a Child: A very messed up version. A long time ago, she killed her own kid and fed on their flesh to survive famine and winter, the deal was that other witch was also going to offer her own children, but she never did. A grieving Gryla started then to collect children to compensate her loss. Granted, those children would then be killed, but in her eyes, she is freeing them from any sort of possible cold or pain and seems to go on to care for them at least to a certain degree. Although she is willing to do so herself, she doesn't see that as actually hurting them, and those who do hurt them will quickly gain her wrath.
Played by: Jedidiah Goodacre
- The Bartender: He bartends and owns the Gray Room, spending most of his time at the counter serving drinks.
- Camp Gay: He's particularly campy in manner of speaking and the way he uses accessories, and has hit on multiple men through the show.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Is pretty shameless about eyeing the handsome and naked client that visits his lounge in the season two finale.
- Immortality: At one point he is pierced through the neck, but he quickly gets up again and heals that wound as if nothing happened.
- Public-Domain Character: the title character from Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Grey.
- Spooky Painting: He has magic painting that ages in his stead. It is a particular haunting one.
- Wild Card: He basically does whatever he pleases, no matter who it benefits. Sometimes he helps Father Blackwood and sometimes he helps Sabrina or Nick, depending on what seems interesting at the time.