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Witches (魔女, majo)

Female members of the humanoid species in the Magical Realm.
  • Always Female: The male magic-users are either wizards or warlocks, depending on their faction.
  • Appeal to Tradition:
    • When Arusu releases all the captive fairies back to the wild out of pity, Sheila tells her that the witches capture fairies because it's a time-honored magical tradition, much to her frustration.
    • Atelia refuses to save her captive son, Lennon, from the warlocks because The Chains of Commanding obligates her to protect the witches' tradition—even if it means she must give up the precious family she once had against the law of the witches.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The witches in the Witch Realm wear black, but most of them are decent.
  • The Exile: The witch evaluation banish those who fail to pass at age 16 to the Human Realm, where they marry into the humans.
  • Flying Broomstick: They fly on brooms using the feathers of gryphon fairies.
  • Lady Land: Exaggerated. The Witch Realm is inhabited only by witches, who reproduce by having jobless adults marry into the warlocks; while the sons live with both their parents in the Warlock Realm, the daughters live with only their mothers in the Witch Realm.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Invoked. Atelia tells Arusu and her friends not to tell anyone about Arusu being a human.
  • Sliding Scale of Gender Inequality: The Witch Realm is a Lady Land, with the men only in the Warlock Realm.
  • Witch Classic: The witches in the Witch Realm wear black with pointed hats, fly on brooms, live in a nature-rich environment, and have three examples of The Weird Sisters.
  • Women Are Wiser: The society of the witches has flaws and issues, but they are definitely portrayed as morally superior compared to the warlocks, who are (mostly) Always Chaotic Evil Nazi analogs, and nearly every villain in the series is male — Grande is an omnicidal Evil Overlord, Sigma seems helpful if mysterious at first but is actually a manipulative Enfant Terrible, Tiana and Luca are bloodthirsty commanders, Lennon (though not a warlock) starts out as a ruthless pirate and a Sissy Villain, Jestor was a Mad Scientist in life, and the Faceless Goons are cruel soldiers. The only witches to be villains are the incompetent special task force and two one-shot villains in The Adventures (the Ice Witch and Black Tohma), while the only non-villainous named male characters are Jidan, the wizards Wil and Nito, Dragon, and a handful of one-shot The Adventures characters.
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Leaders

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The Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages consist the leadership of the witches.
  • Ill Girl: As the destruction of the Magical Realm approaches, the Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages fall to the Mystical Plague that causes them to collapse.
  • Mage Tower: The Grand Master of Witches lives in a large castle called Dragon Palatium.
  • Magocracy: The Witch Realm is ruled by the Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages, in stark contrast to the Warlock Realm, where the wizards are persecuted by the military government. The witch evaluation is conducted by the council against apprentice witches to protect their magical traditions by banishing failed witches to the Human Realm, a fate all witches fear.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Presatio and Credelle are the members of the Three Sages, but unlike Atelia, they are never seen doing something political on their own.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: The Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages all wear black robes and pointed hats.
  • The Three Wise Men: The Three Sages are a group of three powerful witches that rule the Witch Realm alongside the Grand Master of Witches.
  • The Weird Sisters: The Three Sages are the secondary leaders of the witches.

    Gana/Grand Master of Witches 

Gana/Grand Master of Witches (ガーナ/グランドマスター, Gāna/Gurando Masutā)

Voiced by: Ryoko Kinomiya (Japanese, Grand Master of Witches), Romi Park (Japanese, Gana), Catherine Battistone (English, Grand Master of Witches), Jane Alan (English, Gana)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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The supreme leader of the witches.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Arusu calls her "Granny" in the Grand Finale.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has noticeably darker skin than most characters. This is never commented on or explained, and the fact that her younger self had pale skin makes it even stranger.
  • Anime Hair: She has white hair that extends a ludicrous distance forward from her head. Averted 200 years ago when she wore her hair straight with a hair tie at the end.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In the Grand Finale, when the Grand Master of Witches casts a spell on Sheila and Eva, Arusu assumes that the highest authority in the Witch Realm decides to punish them both even though only Eva casted dark magic. However, Atelia reveals that she actually has removed the Curse of Eternal Youth from the two apprentice witches.
  • Barrier Maiden: According to Sigma, she maintains a city-wide magic field that prevents outsiders from entering Witch Heaven.
  • Belated Backstory: The Grand Master of Witches is only known as such throughout the original series. The Adventures, however, gives her a whole episode elaborating her past in the form of "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Fire and Ice".
  • Big Good: The leader of the witches in their war against the warlocks, and the Good Counterpart to Grande.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Sheila asks her to send Arusu and Eva to the Human Realm in order to spare them from the eventual destruction of the Magical Realm. The Grand Master of Witches refuses to accept her request because as the highest authority in the Witch Realm, she cannot make an exception for a single person when it's impossible to send all her people to the Human Realm.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: She casts the Curse of Eternal Youth on Sheila and Eva as punishment for their failure to stop Arusu from releasing all the captive fairies back to the wild.
  • Day in the Limelight: "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Fire and Ice" focuses on her younger self, Gana.
  • Everyone Calls Her "Barkeep": Most characters usually refer to her as "Grand Master." "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Fire and Ice" reveals that she was born "Gana," but it seems that no one refers to her by her name after she becomes the current Grand Master of Witches.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: In her youth, her skin is pale. As an elderly, her skin is brown.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She's a wrinkled, old woman with a perpetual frown, spiky hair and dark skin. 200 years ago, she was a tall young woman with straight pink hair and smooth fair skin, as revealed in "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Ice and Fire".
  • Keigo: She always has formal speech patterns to indicate her dignified status as the highest-ranking authority in the Witch Realm.
  • Ms. Exposition: In the Grand Finale, she explains that dark magic draws its powers from hatred and that the law of the witches forbids the usage of dark magic because it drives the people to absolute despair, taking away their will to rebuild and even their hopes.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She lives for over 200, as revealed in "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Fire and Ice". She is still one of the most powerful witches in the realm, regardless.
  • No Name Given: Subverted. Initially, she is simply Grand Master, but "The Ice Witch And the Dragon of Fire and Ice" reveals that her real name is Gana.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Wears a stern expression at almost all times.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has two purple gems on her hat and robe. She also happens to be the highest-ranking authority in the Witch Realm.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When she orders Sheila to find the traitor among the witches, Sheila asks her to remove the Curse of Eternal Youth from at least Eva if Sheila fulfills the order. Even though it's never shown whether she accepts it, she still removes the curse from both Sheila and Eva after Sheila finds out Eva is the traitor.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The North American credits for the cast lists her as Grand Master of Witches. However, she is called Grand Master in the series.
  • The Stoic: Always calm and collected.
  • Wizards Live Longer: Looks like she's in her 50's to 60's, but is over 200.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gana had pink hair.

    Atelia 

Atelia (アテリア, Ateria)

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Jessica Gee (English)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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The sage in charge of district A and the holding facility. The successor to Gana as Grand Master of Witches.
  • Action Girl: She fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells. During the raid, she rescued her future husband, Jidan, from prison.
  • Anti-Hero: While she supports Arusu in her own way, Atelia is willing to protect the safety of her people using some morally ambiguous methods. She tends to prefer the traditions over personal happiness, following even the ones like capturing fairies and banishing failed witches to the Human Realm. When Arusu releases all the captive fairies back to the wild, she refuses to tell her people about the loss of the magical resources in the custody of the holding facility lest potential rebels should try gaining power to fight against the upper echelons. When her people starts falling to the Mystical Plague, she scapegoats the warlocks for it lest they should be thrown into confusion out of fear that The End of the World as We Know It is fast approaching. Arusu calls her out, pointing out how it is meaningless for her people to be in conflict with the members of their kind even in the face of The End of the World as We Know It. By the end of the series, she develops into something different from her former self. When Lennon is taken hostage by the warlocks, she offers herself in his place, knowing the people around her would attack her for giving birth to him by her human husband against the law of the witches. Realizing that magic is For Happiness, she uses her last powers to sends a dream to Arusu to give her Jidan's message about the magic of light.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole on the left side of her chin.
  • Belated Backstory: She is only known as one of the Three Sages for over twenty episodes after her introduction. "Lennon's True Identity", however, reveals that she had a long-lost son named Lennon from her Maligned Mixed Marriage to the human Jidan.
  • Blatant Lies: When her long-lost son, Lennon, confronts her, she tells him that she is not the woman he is looking for.
  • Broken Ace: According to the special task force, she was a "goody-two-shoes who could do everything" ever since she was an apprentice witch. As the successor to Gana as Grand Master of Witches, she is a powerful influence on the Witch Realm and is greatly respected by her people. When Sheila spies on her to find out whether she is the traitor, she is crying upon a vague portrait of a couple and their baby, suggesting that she misses her missing husband and son for 14 years.
  • The Chains of Commanding: When the warlocks capture Lennon in place of Arusu, Atelia refuses to save her son because as the successor to the Grand Master of Witches, she has the duty of protecting the tradition of the witches. Arusu tells her that no one can protect magic without using it For Happiness and that a mother is supposed to protect her son no matter what, leading the sage to sacrifice her status as a respected leader so she can save him and her husband from Luca, who threatens to kill them both if the young boy refuses to give the warlocks the True Book of Spells.
  • Character Tics: Early in the series, she has a habit of biting her fingernail.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When Atelia opens her box in "The Book of Spells", it contains a vague portrait of a couple and their baby.
  • Combat Stilettos: The cover for Volume 6 in Japan makes it clear that she wore a black pair of high heels as a soldier.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: She wore a black pair of forearm length gloves as a soldier.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Lennon grew up believing that his witch mother, Atelia, abandoned both him and his human father, Jidan, just to be in power. The truth is complicated; his father went on board a ship for the Human Realm with him and the True Book of Spells partly to protect her from the persecution their mixed-race family would face in the traditionalist society of the Witch Realm. At first, she tried looking for both him and his father in vain but gave up the family life she had with them because The Chains of Commanding demanded that she protect magic and tradition as the successor to the Grand Master of Witches no matter what.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She wore a black minidress with Zettai Ryouiki as a soldier.
  • Disappointed in You:
    • She tells Sheila this when the latter failed to stop Arusu from releasing all the captive fairies back to the wild.
    • When a bunch of apprentice witch find about the escape of the fairies, she removes Sheila from her position as the discipline officer in charge of the apprentice witches in district A.
  • Dream Weaver: She uses her last powers to send a dream to Arusu in order to give her Jidan's message about the magic of light.
  • Easily Forgiven: Implied. When Luca sets humans up as common enemies of the witches and warlocks, Atelia confesses to the public that before her rise to power, she secretly had a human husband and therefore a half-breed child against the law of the witches. If not for Arusu's intervention, she would have been killed by the angry mob as a wrongful leader. The Grand Finale, however, sees her returning to her former position without any problem.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When the Grand Master of Witches orders her subjects to recapture the fairies that Arusu released back to the wild, Atelia comes up with an alternate solution, suggesting to her and the other sages that they should let a team of combat-oriented witches do the job while keeping the civilians Locked Out of the Loop about the emergency in order to avoid unrest and confusion. She does this while maintaining her dignity, cementing her status as a stoic authority figure willing to do anything to protect the peace among her people with some morally ambiguous methods.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: She has glossy blonde Rapunzel Hair. Before the birth of Arusu, Jidan fell in love with and married her, having a son named Lennon together.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, Atelia tied the lowest part of her long blonde hair using a pink hairband with black trim. Some time after she started living with Jidan, she wears her hair down and removes her hairband.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Jidan decorated her hair with a rose that he made appear from his hand.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • She has a picture that portrays a couple holding a baby. It turns out that it portrays Atelia, Jidan, and their son, Lennon.
    • Despite the latter's human origins and first actions, she is suspiciously generous towards Arusu. It's implied that she sensed Arusu is related to Jidan, who happens to be her estranged husband.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She wears a skin-tight dress under her heavy robe. When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she wore a skin-tight, sleeveless minidress.
  • The Ghost: She is only mentioned by Mileth and Miletis in "The Magical Girl Squad Transformed Into Fishes!" as having ordered them to read in the Magical Library.
  • Girly Bruiser: She fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells. As a soldier, she wielded a yellow Magic Staff with a big pink feather in the head as a weapon while wearing a pink black-trimmed band at the end of her glossy Rapunzel Hair, a red gold-trimmed pair of cylindrical earrings, a minidress with pink on the inside, a black pair of forearm length gloves, and a black pair of Combat Stilettos.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: She has flowing Rapunzel Hair. She is more of an Anti-Hero, though.
  • Good Stepmother: She acts as a Reasonable Authority Figure towards Arusu, who happens to be her stepdaughter. It's heavily implied that she cares about Arusu because the human girl's idealism reminds her of her husband.
  • Gray Eyes: She has grey eyes to match her unapproachable "ideas above people" mentality, though they sometimes appear green or pale-blue.
  • Hair Decorations: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she wore a pink black-trimmed band at the end of her hair. By the time the wizards retrieved the True Book of Spells, she replaced it with a red gold-trimmed band.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She always has very long, flowing blonde hair ever since she started living with Jidan.
  • Happily Married: She lived happily together with Jidan and their baby for a while.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When the warlocks capture her son in place of Arusu, she offers herself in his place, preparing to Face Death with Dignity as Luca urges the masses to punish her for having fallen in love with a human against the law of the witches.
  • Hidden Depths: More than 14 years ago, she once fell in love with a human named Jidan and eventually gave birth to a son named Lennon against the law of the witches. She lived a happy life with them until she discovered the True Book of Spells and decided to give it back to the Grand Master of Witches. When her husband took their son and the book away in order to keep her magic and the book from being used for harm, she tried looking for her family in vain, realizing that she wanted to stay with them.
  • Hot Witch: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she was a voluptuous Lady of Black Magic with glossy blonde Rapunzel Hair, smooth fair skin, a Beauty Mark on the left side of her chin, a skin-tight, sleeveless minidress, and Grade B Zettai Ryouiki.
  • I Have No Son!: When her long-lost son confronts her, she tells him that she is not the woman he is looking for. She refuses to save him from the warlocks out of sense of duty to protect the witches' tradition. Subverted when she offers herself in his place.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her eyes sometimes appear pale-blue to match her stoic demeanor.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Her eyes are either grey, green, or blue, depending on the scene.
  • Interspecies Romance: Atelia (witch) fell in love with and married Jidan (human).
  • Keigo: She always has formal speech patterns to indicate her dignified status as one of the Three Sages, as well as her prim and proper personality. She lacks it 14 years before the series, but even then she's a mature and elegant young woman who never swears.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Atelia used to be one, although she remains calm and graceful even after she retired from the military service. When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she wore a skin-tight, sleeveless black minidress with pink on the inside and black knee-high heels to show off her bare shoulders, Impossible Hourglass Figure and long, shapely legs. She maintained an air of grace and reserve as she fought the warlocks using a yellow Magic Staff with a big pink feather in the head.
  • Leitmotif: "Atelia", a sublime mixed choir.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: She has the longest hair of the entire cast.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Downplayed. She knew Lennon was her son, but they hadn't seen each other for 14 years since her husband took him to the Interdimensional Sea.
  • Magic Staff: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, her Weapon of Choice was a yellow staff with a big pink feather in the head and two red gems in the shaft.
  • Mama Bear: Double Subverted. She refuses to save her captive son, Lennon, from the warlocks because The Chains of Commanding obligates her to protect the witches' tradition—even if it means she must give up her family she once had against the law of the witches. However, Arusu's "The Reason You Suck" Speech gives her courage; when Luca threatens to kill her family unless the boy gives the warlocks the True Book of Spells, she offers herself in the boy's place and prepares to Face Death with Dignity as the warlock urges the masses to punish her for treachery.
  • Military Mage: During the raid on Wizard Kingdom to retrieve the True Book of Spells.
  • Missing Mom: She has been absent from most of her son, Lennon's, life for 14 years ever since her husband took him and the True Book of Spells away when he was still a baby. Even though he manages to know his parents somehow, he has grown up misunderstanding that she abandoned him and his father to pursue her own ambition. Only when he finds out how desperate she was in search of her family that he accepts the truth as told by her and Wil.
  • Ms. Exposition:
    • When Arusu asks her what the Grand Master of Witches did to Sheila and Eva, Atelia explains that the Grand Master of Witches has cast the Curse of Eternal Youth on them two as punishment for their failure to stop Arusu from releasing all the captive fairies back to the wild and that the young girls must recapture the fairies to remove the curse.
    • When Arusu asks Atelia about her lost Spell Book, Atelia explains that the True Book of Spell is the only book about every spell a witch can use and stolen by someone unknown more than 10 years ago.
  • Ms. Fanservice: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she was a voluptuous Lady of Black Magic with glossy blonde Rapunzel Hair, smooth fair skin, a Beauty Mark on the left side of her chin, a skin-tight, sleeveless minidress, and Grade B Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Atelia (witch) fell in love with and married Jidan (human).
  • My Greatest Failure: As she reveals to Arusu, she considers Jidan and Lennon her past mistake. She regrets giving up her family she had against the law of the witches. She once visited Wil in search of them 14 years ago, and when Sheila spies on her to find the traitor, she is crying upon a vague portrait of a couple and their baby.
  • Nerves of Steel: She remains utterly composed when she finds out that Arusu has released all the captive fairies back to the wild, robbing the Witch Realm of its magical resources. Neither knowing The End of the World as We Know It or deciding to risk her own life by a Zero-Approval Gambit make her lose her calm.
  • Nice Hat: As one of the Three Sages, Atelia wears a black triangular hat with a red gem. When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she wore a black pointed hat.
  • Parents in Distress: The warlocks capture her in her son's place as she tells them to. Arusu and Lennon try to rescue her by giving Grande the True Book of Spells as Arusu has promised with the warlocks.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Throughout the series, Atelia refuses to harm Arusu (at least directly) and sometimes helps her. When she finds out that Arusu is a human and has the True Book of Spells, she orders the special task force to prefer getting the book and not to harm the human girl. Later, when Arusu and her friends visit her after the True Book of Spells disappeared, she arranges for the human girl to live in the Witch Realm as an apprentice witch in an outfit from when the sage was one, rather than having her disposed of for her origins and the release of the captive fairies. When the witch police places Magical Girl Squad on the wanted list for treason, she orders her subjects to protect the three apprentice witches without harming them.
    • When the warlocks capture her son in place of Arusu, she offers herself instead, preparing to Face Death with Dignity as Luca urges the masses to punish her for having fallen in love with a human against the law of the witches.
  • Pink Means Feminine: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, Atelia wore her hair down with a pink black-trimmed hair tie at the end. She also wore a black minidress with pink on the inside, and her Weapon of Choice was a yellow Magic Staff with a big pink feather in the head.
  • Proper Lady: She is beautiful, carries herself with grace, follows the customs and traditions of the witches, and is respected by most of her people. While she once loved and misses her family for 14 years, she refuses to save her captive son, Lennon, from the warlocks because The Chains of Commanding obligates her to protect the witches' tradition—even if it means she must give up her family she once had against the law of the witches. However, Arusu's "The Reason You Suck" Speech gives her courage; when Luca threatens to kill her family unless the boy gives the warlocks the True Book of Spells, she offers herself in the boy's place and prepares to Face Death with Dignity as the warlock urges the masses to punish her for having fallen in love with a human against the law of the witches.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Atelia has the longest hair of the entire cast, though the exact length varies except that her hair goes down past her hips. She is introduced with her hair down to the floor in "The 100 Fairy Species". During the second half of "Hydra's Attack," when Qoo arrives to bring Arusu back to life, it goes down to her calves. In "The One That Must Be Protected", when the special task force ambush her in Dragon Palatium, it goes down to her thighs. As revealed during the flashback in "Lennon's True Identity", it already went down past her thighs When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells. In "Light Magic", when the Grand Master of Witches appears in Wil's house, it goes down past her knees.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She arranges for Arusu to live as an apprentice witch, even though Arusu is a random human who unwittingly deprived the witches of their magical resources by releasing the fairies back to wild.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted; despite wearing black and red, she's a Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Red Is Heroic: Downplayed. While red is one of Atelia's main color scheme, it's mainly black, but she still helps Arusu in her own way.
  • Red Herring: Some fans speculated that she is Arusu's biological mother due to how they both have long red nails. She was the wife of Arusu's father, but she is not related to her at all.
  • Retired Badass: She once fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells. She retired early to live with her human husband and son, though that doesn't mean she's to be trifled with.
  • Secret Keeper: She tells Arusu and her friends to keep the knowledge of Arusu being human.
  • She's Got Legs: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she showed off her long, shapely legs with a skin-tight, sleeveless minidress, and Grade B Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she wore a pointed hat, a pink hair tie with black trim, red cylindrical earrings with gold trim, a black minidress with pink on the inside and black knee-high heels. When she started living with Jidan, she changed them to an all-encompassing black robe to signify her new life as a wife and a mother. As one of the Three Sages, she wears a triangular hat and a skin-tight dress under her heavy robe.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is always elegant in her manners and appearance and greatly respects the traditions of the witches. As one of the Three Sages second only to the Grand Master of Witches, she is a powerful influence on her realm and is respected by her people. She is prepared to do anything it takes to protect the peace among her people in the face of emergency like the loss of the magical resources in the custody of the holding facility. When Luca threatens to kill her family unless her son, Lennon, gives the warlocks the True Book of Spells, she offers herself in the boy's place and prepares to Face Death with Dignity as the warlock urges the masses to punish her for having fallen in love with a human against the law of the witches.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: During the raid on Wizard Kingdom to retrieve the True Book of Spells, when she released Jidan from the prison, he asked her why she used her magic to take the lives of warlocks, making her question her former values. She fell in love with him after he made her smile with a rose from his hand, saying magic should be For Happiness.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female character shown fighting Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to retrieve the True Book of Spells.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Atelia first met Jidan when she released him from the prison during the raid on Wizard Kingdom to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells. Against the tradition of the witches, she fell in love with and married him. They had a son named Lennon and lived happily in a small village isolated from the rest of the Magical Realm. However, everything changed when she decided to deliver the True Book of Spells back to the Grand Master of Witches because she thought it would keep the warlocks from using the book as the source of dark magic. Even though she wanted to live in her realm with them, he knew they cannot live together in the traditionalist society of her realm. When she cried in her sleep, he took the book and their baby away from her because he didn't want her to suffer more and her magic to be used for feuds. With the help of an old wizard named Wil, he traveled across the Interdimensional Sea to the Human Realm, where he gave his daughter, Arusu, the book so the people of the Magical Realm cannot find it. Although the family manage to reunite 14 years later, he leaves the Magical Realm for his family in the Human Realm after surviving his Heroic Sacrifice for his ex-wife.
  • The Stoic: Always calm and collected.
  • Take Me Instead: When Luca threatens to kill her son if the young boy refuses to give the warlocks the True Book of Spells, Atelia offers herself in her son's place.
  • Weapon of Choice: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, her weapon of choice was a yellow Magic Staff with a big pink feather in the head and two red little gems.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • When she first met Jidan during the raid on Wizard Kingdom to retrieve the True Book of Spells, he asked her why she used her magic to take the lives of her own people, leading her to question her former values.
    • When she scapegoats the warlocks for the Mystical Plague to which witches start falling, Arusu points out how it is meaningless for her people to be in conflict with the members of their kind even in the face of The End of the World as We Know It.
    • When she refuses to save her captive son from the warlocks out of obligation to protect the witches' traditions, Arusu tells her that no one can protect magic without using it For Happiness and that a mother is supposed to protect her son no matter what.
    Eva: Lennon was taken away by the warlocks!
    Arusu: Lennon?
    Sheila: Atelia!
    Atelia: I have made many sacrifices in my life and I chose the path of becoming a sage. Witches have protected their tradition for a very long time. I cannot break that tradition by saving my son!
    Arusu: Who cares about tradition! Even if you try hard to protect the tradition of magic… If you don't try to protect the ones you love with magic… then there's no point in protecting tradition! Magic that you can use to protect your friends, family, and other important people… Isn't that what you'd really call protecting magic? Those who can't protect their loved ones… How could you protect magic if you don't even have the intention of making others happy! You want to protect Lennon even if you have to give up the fairies and the True Book of Spells. Isn't that what a mother is supposed to think? Do you understand? There's only one important thing in your life. If you let go of Lennon now, then you will definitely regret it, you know!
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When she fought the warlocks in Wizard Kingdom alongside the wizards to bring the Grand Master of Witches back the True Book of Spells, she had Grade B with a skin-tight, sleeveless minidress and knee-high heels all in black.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: When Luca sets humans up as common enemies of the witches and warlocks, Atelia confesses to the public that before her rise to power, she secretly had a human husband and therefore a half-breed child against the law of the witches. She does this in order to save her captive son, preparing to Face Death with Dignity at the hands of the angry mob as a wrongful leader.
    Atelia: (subtitle) I'm going to save my son, accept all the hatred from the frightened citizens, and perish. This is the path I have chosen as a sage!

    Presatio 

Presatio (プレサティーオ, Puresatīo)

Voiced by: Hisako Kyouda (Japanese)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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The sage with a clown-like attendant.
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    Credelle 

Credelle (クレデーレ, Kuredēre)

Voiced by: Seiko Fujiki (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

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The sage with a perpetual frown.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Credelle has noticeably darker skin than most characters. This is never commented on or explained.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: When Sheila spies on her to see whether she is the traitor, Credelle is talking on the phone about something she doesn't want Atelia and her followers to know before saying that the sage is looking forward to a Mont Blanc cake she has ordered.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears two blue black-trimmed bands at the end of her low pigtails.
  • High Collar of Doom: She wears a black robe with the highest collar of the entire cast. She is suspected of being the traitor because of her secret conversation on the phone about something she doesn't want Atelia and her servants to know. Subverted when Sheila hears the sage say that she is looking forward to a mont blanc cake she has ordered.
  • Obviously Evil: She is a perpetually frowning, old-looking witch with a hooked nose and a thin chin who dresses in a black robe with a high, turned up collar. She is suspected of being the traitor because of her secret conversation on the phone about something she doesn't want Atelia and her attendants to know. Subverted when the apprentice witch then hears the sage say that she is looking forward to a mont blanc cake she has ordered.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Wears a stern expression at almost all times.
  • Red Herring Mole: She is a perpetually frowning, old-looking witch with a hooked nose and a thin chin who dresses in a black robe with a high, turned up collar. It doesn't help that when Sheila spies on her to see whether she is the traitor, she is talking on the phone about something she doesn't want Atelia and her attendants to know. She turns out to be innocent once she says that she is looking forward to a Mont Blanc cake she has ordered.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the destruction of the Magical Realm approaches, she tries to escape to the Human Realm to survive... before she collapses.
  • Thin Chin of Sin: She has a thin chin.
  • When She Smiles: She genuinely smiles when she says she is waiting for a mont blanc cake she has ordered.
  • Wicked Witch: Subverted. With a perpetual frownon her old-looking face, her hooked nose, her Thin Chin of Sin, and her black robe with a high, turned up collar, she looks Obviously Evil. She wast just looking forward to a Mont Blanc cake she has ordered, and not the traitor the audience is led to assume she'd be based on her appearance and her secret conversation on the phone about something she doesn't want Atelia and her servants to know.

Holding Facility

    Obecitus 

Obecitus (オベシタス, Obeshitasu)

Voiced by: Hikari Yono (Japanese), Amy Johnson (English)


    Magna 

Magna (マグナ, Maguna)

Voiced by: Seiko Tamura (Japanese), Marianne Miller


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Special Task Force (特殊捕獲部隊, Tokushu Hokaku Butai)

    General 
A trio of witches formed by Atelia to recapture all different types of the fairies after Arusu released them back to the wild.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Their black cloaks cover everything but don't hinder their movements at all.
  • Amazon Brigade: They are an elite trio of combat-oriented witches sent by Atelia to recapture all the fairies. They manage to conquer the Witch Realm from the inside after the Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages collapse.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Out of the special task force, Nerabu is big and muscular, Biris is a slim woman of medium height, and Barunn is the shortest of them all.
  • Dark Is Evil: They are seen wearing all black.
  • Evil Wears Black: They wear black cloaks.
  • The Exile: Narrowly averted. According to Miletis, they are supposed to get exiled to the Human Realm if not for Atelia.
  • Pet the Dog: When Sheila finds them almost drowning, Nerabu and Biris thank her, with the latter warning her of the warlocks.
  • Red Herring: They are suspected by Sheila of being the performers of dark magic because they side with Grande who seeks to perform the magic. Then it turns out that another witch is the true performer of the magic.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: As witches, they wear black cloaks and witch hats.
  • Secret Keeper: They keep the knowledge of Arusu being human.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: By the time they find out that Atelia has collapsed, Nerabu, Barunn, and Biris abandon their pointed hats, dresses, and cloaks all in black. Nerabu, Barunn, and Biris wear a metal armor, a pink dress with a red cape, a grey low-cut dress respectively. It shows how they actually don't care about the witches' tradition.
  • Starter Villain: They are the first villains that Arusu and her friends face.
  • Terrible Trio: They are rather ineffective as villains, constantly getting thwarted by Arusu and her friends. At first.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: They take over the Witch Realm after the Grand Master of Witches and the Three Sages collapse.
  • The Weird Sisters: They are a trio of combat-oriented witches sent by Atelia to recapture the fairies Arusu has released back to the wild.
  • Wicked Witch: They are a villainous trio of combat-oriented witches sent by Atelia to recapture the fairies Arusu has released back to the wild.

    Barunn 

Barunn (バルヌ, Barunu)

Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

Appearances: Original

The dark-skinned member.

    Nerabu 

Nerabu (ネラブ, Nerabu)

Voiced by: Yuu Sugimoto (Japanese), Alison James (English)

Appearances: Original

The muscular, masked member who almost never loses her calm.

    Biris 

Biris (ビリス, Birisu)

Voiced by: Kimiko Saito (Japanese), Julie Rei Goldstein (English)

Appearances: Original

The blindfolded member of the squad.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When chasing a griffon, she destroys Sheila's broomstick, letting her fall to the ground.

Crew of Ludens

    Jannu 

Jannu

Voiced by: Maki Mizuma (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

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The person Sheila asks to take care of Arusu in Ludens, the ship carrying failed witches to the Human Realm through the Interdimensional Sea.

    Witches of Ludens 

Witches of Ludens

Voiced by: Seiko Tamura (L), Hikari Yono (N), Rurika Yamamoto (M) (Japanese), Gina Bowes (N), Laura Post (M) (English)

The witches who are about to be sent to the Human Realm through Ludens.
  • The Eeyore: They believe that there's no way they can be happy in the Human Realm, where no one can use magic or wear a black robe.
  • The Exile: The Witch Realm banished them to the Human Realm for being unable to use magic by the time they are sixteen.
  • Inept Mage: They cannot use magic at all for 16 years since their births, leading the Witch Realm to banish them to the Human Realm. Subverted when they manage to fly on brooms out of belief that they might be able to use magic because even a human like Arusu can do so.

Gana's Companions

    Hanamomo 

Hanamomo (ハナモモ, Hanamomo)

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)

The adoptive younger sister of Gana.
  • The Dragonslayer: She slew the Ice Dragon with fire by jumping into her mouth.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wore a pink flower in her blonde hair.
  • For Happiness: She believes that magic is supposed to make the other people happy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wore her blonde hair in twin pigtails in the back of her head.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She defeated the Ice Witch by burning her from the inside, killing herself in the process.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died in a house fire telling Gana to take care of her.
  • Voices Are Mental: Downplayed. When possessed by the Ice Witch, Hanamomo sounds colder and maturer than her original voice but still younger than that of her possessor.

    Kunetke 

Kunetke (クネッケ, Kunekke)

Voiced by: Kikumi Umeda (Japanese)

The chubby, red-haired witch.

    Tole 

Tole (トール)

Voiced by: Akiko Hokamura (Japanese), Allison Moffett (English)


Civilians

    Qoo 

Qoo (クー, )

Voiced by: Kikumi Umeda (Japanese), Marianne Miller (English)

Appearances: Original

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A 16-year-old untalented witch who lives with her grandmother.
  • The Exile: Narrowly averted. In "Witch Evaluation", Atelia decides to exile her to the Human Realm for being an Inept Mage by the time she is sixteen. However, after Qoo turns Arusu back to normal in "Hydra's Attack", Atelia cancels the decision because she can cast magic now.
  • Gratuitous English: She calls her grandmother "Grandma".
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is one of the kindest characters in the series.
  • Important Haircut: She cuts her braid to remove the petrification spell from Arusu.
  • Inept Mage: She cannot use magic at all, so according to customs, Atelia decides to exile her to the Human Realm. Subverted when she successfully removes the petrification spell from Arusu.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She lives with her grandmother.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has droopy eyes.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being an Inept Mage for 16 years, Qoo finally manages to use magic by removing the petrification spell from Arusu.

    Menow 

Menow (メノウ, Menou)

Voiced by: Shinobu Adachi (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)

Appearances: Original

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From "Witches' Tradition" and "Happy Birthday". Sheila's estranged mother. After breaking up with her husband, she visits Arusu and her friends for her daughter's birthday.
  • All There in the Script: She is only mentioned by name in the credits and the Japanese subtitles for "Witches' Tradition" and "Happy Birthday".
  • Anime Hair: Once her witch hat comes off, it turns out that her ponytail sticks up uncontrollably.
  • Missing Mom: She abandoned her daughter, Sheila, as a baby to stay with her husband in the Warlock Realm, instead of returning to the Witch Realm with Sheila by tradition. Understandably, this made Sheila into the angry Broken Bird she is today.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: She has pale-blue eyes to match her status as a witch.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She shares her greyish purple hair and her pale-blue eyes with her daughter, Sheila.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has greyish purple hair.

    Other Apprentice Witches 

Other Apprentice Witches

Voiced by: Yurika Ochiai (Japanese, Melissa), Hikari Yono (Japanese, Sae), Takako Honda (Japanese, Hata), Cristina Valenzuela (English, Melissa), Elizabeth Rick (English, Sae)

Appearances: Original (Melissa, Sae, Hata) | The Adventures (Melissa, Sae, Hata)

Others

    Mileth and Miletis 

Mileth and Miletis (ミレス and ミレティス, Miresu and Miretisu)

Voiced by: Chigusa Ikeda (Japanese - Mileth), Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese - Miletis), Elizabeth Rick (English - Mileth), Shelby Lindley (English - Miletis)

Appearances: Original | The Adventures

Atelia's twin attendants.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Miletis has noticeably darker skin than most characters, though hers is lighter than those of the rest. This is never commented on or explained.
  • Identical Twin Id Tag: Mileth and Miletis look identical except that Mileth has blonde hair, fair skin, dresses in black with a white neckerchief, and wears purple lipstick, while Miletis has dark skin, dresses in red, and wears red lipstick.
  • Modesty Shorts: Miletis wears bloomers under her skirt.
  • Ms. Exposition: In the television show broadcasted in Ludens, they explain to passengers that they can't use magic or wear their witch outfits once they reach the ship's destination because it is populated with humans who can't use magic.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the special task force invade Dragon Palatium, Mileth and Miletis escape there, saying that they don't care if their boss gets replaced.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: In an early episode, Mileth suggests executing Arusu for releasing all the captive fairies back to the wild. Of course, the Grand Master of Witches disagrees.

    Tohma 

Tohma (トマ, Toma)

Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Appearances: The Adventures

From "A Heart Sealed Away". An ancient witch who was so strong that the witches waged war over it. She chose to seal herself away so no one could abuse her powers, after which she ended up splitting her heart into White and Black Tohma who fight each other to keep it sealed away. After the seal is broken, Tohma is last seen telling Arusu and her friends that the Grand Master has ordered her to work under Atelia.
  • All There in the Script: White and Black Tohma are only mentioned by name in the Japanese subtitles.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Tohma has noticeably darker skin than most characters. This is never commented on or explained.
  • Blue Is Heroic: White Tohma has a blue gem on her hat and her magic glows blue.
  • Broken Tears: Black Tohma sheds tears when Arusu tells her that she is not Tohma's evil heart, but her strong heart that chose to be sealed away in order to keep her powers from being abused.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: While Black Tohma has a red gem on her hat and her magic glows red, White Tohma has a blue gem on her hat and her magic glows blue.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: Black and White Tohma have red and blue as the respective colors of their magic.
  • Contralto of Danger: Black Tohma has a deep voice.
  • Evil All Along: Black Tohma is introduced as a mysterious witch who saves Arusu from falling down a cliff to death. She turns out to be the embodiment of the original Tohma's evil side that a wicked witch implanted in her. Subverted later on since Arusu points out that she's actually the original Tohma's strong heart that chose to seal herself away so no one could abuse her powers.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Black Tohma has a deep voice.
  • Evil Twin: In contrast to White Tohma, Black Tohma represents the original Tohma's evil side that a wicked witch implanted in her. Subverted later on since Arusu points out that she's actually the original Tohma's strong heart that chose to seal herself away so no one could abuse her powers.
  • Foreshadowing: Black Tohma saves Arusu from falling to death. When she asks Arusu to break the seal on her true body, her voice sounds similar to White Tohma's. It turns out that as Arusu points out, she is not Tohma's evil heart, but her strong heart that chose to be sealed away in order to keep her powers from being abused.
  • Literal Split Personality: When she chose to seal herself away, she ended up splitting her heart into two halves that fight each other to keep the seal. While her evil side that a wicked witch implanted in her became Black Tohma, the uncorrupted rest of her heart became White Tohma.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: She has solid black eyes.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike other characters, Tohma has no black pupils.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Black Tohma sports one when she cast magic to make White Tohma unconscious.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: In contrast to White Tohma, Black Tohma represents the original Tohma's evil side that a wicked witch implanted in her. She wears black, has a red gem on her hat, and her magic glows red. Subverted later on when she turns out to be Good All Along, actually representing the original Tohma's strong heart that chose to seal herself away so no one could abuse her powers.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: Tohma chose to seal herself away in a crystal so no one could abuse her powers.
  • Sliding Scale of Beauty: Tohma is described as divine due to the fact that upon seeing her original body, Eva gets hearts in her eyes and describes her as like a goddess.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark green hair.

    Ice Witch 

Ice Witch (氷の魔女, Kōri no Majo)

Voiced by: Rei Igarashi (Japanese), Alison James (English)

Appearances: The Adventures

From "The Ice Witch and the Dragon of Fire and Ice". A wicked witch who sought to take over the Magical Realm 200 years ago.

    Witch Police 
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