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The group consists of five teenage girls who were chosen by the Oracle to become the new guardians of Kandrakar, which means they protect Kandrakar from people and creatures who wish to cause harm to it. For this purpose, they have been given powers over the five elements; Energy, Water, Fire, Earth and Air. The guardians' names are: Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin, whose initials form the title acronym W.I.T.C.H.

  • Action Girls: Even when they're not in Guardian form.
  • Amazon Brigade: In their transformed state, where they all possess super-powers.
  • Badass Adorable: They're all Adorkable cuties protecting the worlds.
  • Badass Crew: They are the Guardians of the Veil and know how to kick ass.
  • Badass Family: While they aren't related, they do consider one another like family.
  • Badass Teacher: Only in the comics. They temporarily become teachers to other kids with magical abilities in the eighth saga.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Cornelia (Blonde); Irma, Taranee, and Hay Lin (Brunette); Will (Redhead).
  • Bully Hunter: Initially it was only Will and Cornelia, but the others became involved in keeping Uriah and co. at bay pretty soon.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: “Guardians, unite!” Said by Will when she holds the Heart of Kandrakar, right before they transform.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The girls usually call out the name of their element whenever they use them to attack.
  • Covert Pervert: Too many instances to list. Just go to the Radar subpage and remember it's not even half of what they've done.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy: The Guardian outfits only have in common the wings, purple shoes, leggings striped in two shades of green, and tops and bottoms being coloured either aqua green or purple (pink in the cartoon), plus exposed stomach for the first outfits and some kind of gloves in the New Power outfits. Everything else is different... And the end result is always sexy.
  • A Day in the Limelight: They each get their own personal story in Lene Kaaberbøl's novels.
  • Deadpan Snarker: They all have their moments with Irma as the most sarcastic and Hay Lin as the least.
  • Dude Magnet: All of them have caught the attention of more than one guy.
  • Evil Twin: Has happened about three times:
    • "The Mogriffs" had the girls being impersonated by scapegoating and vicious creatures called, "Mogriffs". They were summoned by Phobos to trick his sister into thinking they wanted to hurt them.
    • "I is for Illusion" had Nerissa pretending to be each of the girls in order to shatter the bond between them.
    • "P is for Protectors" Nerissa again pretended to be the girls in order for Kadma to not trust them.
  • Flight: When they transform. Initially in the comic, only Hay Lin could fly, but they all get this ability in the New Power arc.
  • Five-Token Band: Will is Ambiguously Brown, Irma and Cornelia are Caucasian, Taranee is African-American and Hay Lin is Asian.
  • Girl Posse: Amazingly enough, the group started (before Elyon left and Will and Taranee arrived) as the closest thing Cornelia had to one. Closest thing because, just as Cornelia wasn't an Alpha Bitch, the girls were true friends with their own opinions and the only ones to care about fashion were Hay Lin (who makes her own clothes) and Cornelia.
  • Healing Factor: In the comic they have "Xing-Jing's Gift", that allows them to heal faster than usual, not feel the fatigue from the transformation, and over time healed Taranee's sight.
  • Kid Hero They start off at the ages of 12 and 13.
  • Legacy Team: W.I.T.C.H. are simply the most recent team to take up the mantle of Guardians of the Veil.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: A prominent non-anime example.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: How they defeat the White Queen.
  • Nice Girl: Despite some of their flaws, all of the girls are brave, loyal, and will fight against anyone who does wrong: Be it either human bullies or more superhuman versions of bullies.
  • Older Alter Ego: The Guardian forms.
  • One Degree of Separation: Well before ever meeting each other they were connected through the previous generation of Guardians, as Yan Lin personally knew three of them and Kadma and Halinor were keeping tabs on Will and Taranee through the people helped by their charity.
  • Personality Powers: Yan Lin explains they all have personality powers: Irma got water because it can't be contained (like Irma when she decides to do something), Taranee got fire because she's the only one reliable enough to be trusted with it (as Cedric points out once, when Taranee gets pissed you must RUN. And he did so), Cornelia got Earth because she tends to function with hard logic, and Hay Lin got Air because she's a dreamer. Will's power remains unexplained until the New Power saga of the comic, when her 'Energy' power is finally defined as that which unites the elements and leads them, balancing between their different personalities. Will fits this archetype after her character develops.
  • Physical Goddess: Where Will, as the Keeper of the Heart, had the potential from the start, the whole group reaches this level in the New Power arc, as shown when Hay Lin picked an hurricane and closed it in a small paper box.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the comic the wings were useless (except with Hay Lin) until the New Power arc. In the Arkhanta arc they even admitted they had no idea why they had wings.
  • Power of Friendship: Justified. The stronger the bond between the Guardians, the stronger they are when fighting evil. A recurring theme in the comics and show.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Irma (in the comic book) and Cornelia (in the cartoon) have both noticed how their Guardian forms are useful to get noticed by older boys.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Their Guardian uniforms, though they look more pink in the animated series.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: In Guardian form they don't just become older, they get the body they dream of. Made most evident by Will's actual older form (shown in two possible futures) being less busty than the Guardian form, Irma's Guardian form being skinnier than the actual Irma, and the Guardian form of Cornelia, who is the one who is actually happy with her body shape, simply being an Older Alter Ego with Rapunzel Hair and wings.
  • She's Got Legs: Their outfits emphatize their shapely legs in different ways.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: While a few of them fall under All Girls Want Bad Boys, all of them really want a sweet guy to be with ultimately.
  • Teens Are Short: Downplayed. Each of them are short, but that's probably because of puberty.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • The tomboyish but doubtful leader Will is often contrasted against lancer Cornelia, the Lovable Alpha Bitch.
    • Serious and elegant Cornelia is often paired against laid-back and funny Irma.
  • Town Girls: Femme - Cornelia, Neither - Will, Taranee and Hay Lin, Butch - Irma.
  • True Companions: Even when they fight, that won't stop them from making up later on.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Many of their enemies tend to underestimate the girls. Big mistake.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Mildly Deconstructed; all of their personal lives suffer for their Guardianship, especially Will and Cornelia. The former has to deal with leadership and the trials of having a single parent while Cornelia has had to sacrifice time from her figure-skating career to save the world. Taranee actually quit at one point because she didn't like the way Candracar treated them and Cornelia has repeatedly shown she'd drop the job if she didn't feel indebted to help the others. Irma and Hay Lin have the least conflicts but even they have their share of problems. Despite these troubles, they still pull together and get the job done while handling their personal lives.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Initially their wings are useless in the comics.

    Wilhelmina/Wilma "Will" Vandom

Voiced by: Kelly Stables
And, uh, lightning!

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

  • A-Cup Angst: She's insecure about her lack of a noticeable bust and prefers being in her Guardian form due to the Breast Expansion it gives her.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, Will's eyes were brown, but become red in the cartoon.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A minor note. In the comics, her full name was "Wilhelmina". In the cartoon, it's never outright confirmed, but is implied to be "Wilma" instead.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Will's element was "absolute energy" which manifested itself in hot-pink blasts and shields. She also possessed empathy with animals and could turn herself invisiblenote  In the show, Will's power is Quintessence which allows her to control electricity and communicate with machines.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The comics showed that Will's friends from Fadden Hills only hung out with her because they felt sorry for her due to her parents being divorced. They didn't even like her. It was never shown if this happened to the cartoon Will. One of her enemies tried to trick her into thinking this would eventually happen with the other Guardians, but the Oracle assured her that even he could not see what the future would be.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She's on the slightly dark shade of Dark-Skinned Redhead.
  • Animal Motifs: Frogs. Will has a passion for the species is so great to be one of her defining characteristics, and its appearances have become a running gag. Her room is covered in stuffed frog toys and her bed has a frog styled on top it. In her provided image picture, she is seen with what appears to be a frog wallet. And in the cartoon episode, "Will's Birthday", her friends throw her a frog-themed birthday party.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Word of God states that she's the strongest of the five because she has control over Quintessence.
  • Badass in Charge: The leader of the Guardians and the most powerful of all of them. Inverted in season one of the show as she had no offensive powers, played straight in season two when she gets Quintessence.
  • Badass Normal: In season 1, but in season 2, not anymore since she gets her Quintessence powers. Averted in the comic, where she has those powers from the start.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sweet, shy, not entirely confident girl. She will mess you up if you harm or threaten her inner circle, believe it. Case in point: her treatment of Phobos in the fourth story arc. After he gave her an hell of a Mind Rape, she reacted by nearly torturing him to death, and only spared him because she remembered just in time that he wasn't in his real body and had to fix that situation. He escapes, but in their next encounter he finds himself at her mercy and has barely enough time for a Big "NO!" before she disintegrates his soul. Ouch...
  • Book Dumb: Especially math. A "C" grade is pretty good for her, according to Hay Lin.
  • Bully Hunter: Most evident in the comic; when seeing Uriah and his gang tormenting a dormouse she chased them away, and when she thought they had returned she immediately turned violent (it was actually Matt). She and Cornelia will later involve their friends in the activity of keeping Uriah and co. from tormenting people.
  • The Chains of Commanding: A recurring theme in both the comic and the show is that Will has the extra burdens of being the Keeper of the Heart in addition to the usual Guardian duties. This becomes more manageable over time as the girls become a stronger team.
  • Character Development:
    • From the TV series — By season 2, Will was able to effortlessly manipulate Phobos. She has even has tone down a lot of her Hot-Blooded tendencies.
    • From the comics — Will finally finding out how much of a jerk her father is, is what starts her not being so angry at her mother anymore and their relationship improves.
  • Character Tics: In the cartoon, Will blows up her hair in frustration.
  • The Chessmaster: Has a stint in the second season of the cartoon, and actually succeeded at playing Phobos like a fiddle. If only Cedric hadn't seen that coming and decided to try his luck as the conqueror of the world...
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's really jealous of Matt, causing her to use her powers to sabotage perceived rivals or throw cakes on their heads directly from Kandrakar.
  • Closet Geek: If the European opening is to be believed, Will has the Hoenn starters as her bedroom wallpaper.
  • Cool Big Sis: To William, her half-brother. She was a little hesitant about him at first, but quickly bonds with him after he is born.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the animated series. Usually not Red Eyes, Take Warning, but if you hit her Berserk Button enough...
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: Lighter-skinned than most examples, but she fits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More on the deadpan side.
  • Element Number Five: Quintessence in the show, pretty much the same thing but used as Life Energy and Shock and Awe.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The cartoon reveals that her mother calls her, "Pink Perky Poopy Pumpkin".
  • Everyone Hates Mathematics: Her worst subject is math.
  • Fangirl: Of Cobalt Blue.
  • Fiery Redhead: Can be emotional at times and prone to outbursts. Ironically, she seems to have inherited this from her responsible dark-haired mother than her calmer, but less reliable red-haired father.
  • Friendless Background: In the comic she came to Heatherfield after effectively losing almost all her old friends when her parents divorced (she just kept one, but that is revealed much later).
  • Friend to All Living Things: Her powers give her a strong connection to animals.
  • A Girl And Her X: A Girl And Her Dormouse. More so in the comics, until he dies. Only for a short time in the cartoon.
  • Glamour: She has this ability, and has occasionally used it for disguising purpose.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: But in the second season she gains lightning and technopathic skills. Plus, the show Guardians can only transform when Will uses the Heart of KandraKar.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Shown more in the comics. Will often has doubts over her physical appearance, and has said on more than one occasion that she doesn't consider herself beautiful.
  • Hot-Blooded: Prone to being emotional than rational.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She still has to miss a target, but the best instance was when she saw a girl who was hitting on Matt while she was away and hit her with a cake thrown from Kandrakar, after remarking she had a good aim when Irma doubted her ability to pull it off.
  • The Leader: She's the Keeper of the Heart, and therefore the leader of the Guardians.
  • Lethal Chef: Her mother and Matt are terrified by her attempts at cooking because she's as bad as Akane Tendo in her first attempts. Or maybe worse: Akane never confused powdered soap with flour...
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: In its most basic form, the Quintessence power just shoots lightning. But it can also animate nonliving things, bring life to technology, giving them their own personalities, turn astral drops into real, living beings, and quite a few other things.
  • Mama Bear: She doesn't take threats against her little brother very well. At all.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Wilhelmina can be interpreted to mean "protector."
    • Will also counts. There's even a villain who claimed that fifth element is willpower.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father is white and her mother is a still, unspecified ethnicity. Fanon likes to see her as being Middle Eastern.
  • Mondegreen: Prior to the point where Will's element in the Transformation Sequence became "quintessence", it was variously heard as "it worked", "big hook", and various other odd phrases. Closed captioning programs had particular difficulty with it. It's changed so that it's audible as "the heart" eventually.
  • Naked on Arrival: In the comic, the first page featuring Will sees her in a dream where she is trapped inside the Heart of Kandrakar, bursts out of it and into a raging storm. She's naked throughout the entire sequence.
  • Name's the Same: In-Universe. As her half-brother William, at least in their shortened versions. This led to amusing results when everyone got them mixed up at a family reunion.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It was her decision not to tell Elyon that the girls were Guardians and Elyon was the lost princess of Meridian, which ultimately allowed Phobos to manipulate Elyon for half the season after telling her the truth and showing her that her friends had been keeping secrets/lying. Cornelia gave her quite a bit of crap over it.
  • Not a Morning Person: Frequently in the comics and the supplementary materials mention it, too. Not as much in the show, but the European opening shows her being awoke by her alarm and immediately falling back into bed.
  • Not So Different: With Nerissa. Both are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals, even if it's morally wrong (especially in regards to Nerissa).
  • Painted-On Pants: Her Guardian outfit from the New Power saga includes these.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's into competitive swimming.
  • Pink Heroine: She wears a combination of pink and red, wields the pink Heart of Kandrakar, has a pink transformation sequence, and gains the power of pink lightning.
  • Pure Energy: Her power source in the comics.
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: To Dean in the comics. To Serena in the TV series. Subverted in that they both actually care about her and don't treat her like the trope, in the show she treats them with distrust until she warms up to them with one issue of the comics being about her finally calling Dean "Dad!"
  • Refusal of the Call: At first rejects the idea of being a Guardian, but later accepts it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Usually prefers gender-neutral clothing, but she can dress up as easily as any of the other girls.
  • Shock and Awe: Cartoon only. In season two, Will is finally granted her own elemental ability of Quintessence (also referred to as Aether). Quintessence manifests itself in whitish blue lightning, which she can use to animate inanimate objects, fire offensive lightning bolts and produce a full body pulse, shockwave or discharge of electrical power and energy. In addition, her powers grant her the ability to talk to electrical appliances.
  • Shrinking Violet: Shows tendencies of this. However, she can be outspoken when she wants to be.
  • Spider-Sense:
    • In the comicbooks, Will gets dizzy whenever something of dark magic is in motion or near her.
    • Will was able to detect Nerissa's location in "F is for Facades", after the woman used her Quintessesnce powers.
  • Super Strength: One of her abilities includes superhuman strength.
  • Technopath: Also has a strong connection to appliances.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: By the end of the show she's the only member of W.I.T.C.H. that can do this, though it's justified as they were in a desperate enough situation for Will to risk using it without the years of training the technique usually requires. Caleb actually teaches her and the others how to do this in the comic.
  • Tomboy: Enjoys sports (competitive swimming is her main interest) and frogs.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Cornelia' s Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Name: Justified given how embarrassing her first name is.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Will dresses casually, has messy hair, and is an active swimmer; but she has a passion for cute animals and crushes hard on the attractive Matt.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the first season of the show, she had a mostly passive participation in battles, with her key contribution being that she was the source of the girls' transformations. In season 2, she gains the ability to control electricity and control inanimate objects allowing her to be more active in fights.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Her hair is the messiest of the Guardians and her boyfriend doesn't seem to mind in the least. There's a lot of scenes in the comics where Will is shown getting out of bed and her hair is a complete rat's nest... and she looks adorable.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She also doesn't take threats against her boyfriend well. At all. Shagon played this up in the animated series to make her hate him by insinuating he'd done something to Matt which was true, From a Certain Point of View.
  • Visit by Divorced Dad: In both the series and comic. Played very darkly in the comics.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Averted in the comics as her power is Pure Energy, sort of played straight in the show as she has no offensive powers in the first season.
  • You Are Grounded: Seems to get this even more than the others, maybe because she's the only child of a single mother.

    Irma Lair
Voiced by: Candi Milo

The Water Guardian. Known for being the class clown at her school, she and Cornelia have a long-standing rivalry. She is close friends with Hay Lin. Despite displaying some jealousy over his friend Martin's girlfriend (who previously had a crush on her), she was starting a relationship with Joel, Matt's bandmate. Ultimately, she chose neither and is currently dating a new character named Stephen.

    Taranee Cook
Voiced by: Miss Kittie

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

  • 10-Minute Retirement: In the comic, she gets increasingly frustrated with her life as a Guardian and comes to feel that she's being manipulated and used by the Oracle, and as such she quits the team, stays out of action and refuses to use her powers for several issues (though she still hangs out with the other girls and helps provide cover stories and alibies when needed). Her place on the team is temporarily filled by Orube, a warrior woman from the planet Basiliade, though the Oracle and the other girls make it clear to Taranee that she is welcome back on the team at any time.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While she was reserved in the comics, her cartoon counterpart became even nerdier, shyer, and a full-on Nervous Wreck.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Called "sugar plum" by her father in the cartoon.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Mainly Nigel, though she insists he isn't the bad guy her mother thinks he is.
  • Asian and Nerdy: She is half-Asian from her mother's side whom puts great focus on education. Although Taranee is adopted and she might not be half-Asian at all
  • Badass Bookworm: She occasionally uses her smarts to defeat her enemies, especially in the show where her knowledge of science saves the day more than once.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tends to become a pyromaniac when she snaps. Cedric was rather wary of provoking her since the start, but Elyon, in the first saga, managed to get her to snap, and only survived because Cedric grabbed her and ran like hell while she freed from a bubble made specifically to keep her in.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: The most reserved of her friends. But when she snaps, she snaps hard.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Inherited her thick eyebrows from her dad.
  • Black and Nerdy: Taranee is so nerdy that she can't wait for summer vacations to end!
  • Black Best Friend: To Will, in particular.
  • Braids of Action: In the Dreadlock Rasta version.
  • Brainy Brunette: Well, maybe she's a "brainy blunette".
  • Character Development: Especially in the show where she starts out as timid and fearful and eventually becomes a bona-fide badass and a rebellious teenager.
  • Cowardly Lion: In the cartoon version. Taranee gets scared easily when doing her guardian duties. She grows out of it.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: A mother variant. She didn't approve of Taranee dating Nigel. She comes around though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not so much at first, but moreso as the series goes on.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Only in her Guardian form.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: In her guardian form.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears beads in her hair most of the time.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: The only one whose hair changes after transforming.
  • Fake Mixed Race: In-Universe. Taranee seems like this at first, since her mother is Asian. It's later revealed that she's adopted.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: After the Xing-Jing's Gift heals her sight in the comic she takes off the corrective lenses from her glasses and replaces them with plain ones, as just ditching her glasses would be suspicious.
  • Good Girl Gone Bad: This is what her mother thinks when Taranee starts to date Nigel.
  • Good with Numbers: Her favorite subject is mathematics.
  • Goth: Invoked in the TV series. Her way of trying to not be a "good girl". Until Nigel tells her that's what he likes about her.
  • Hair Decorations: Moreso in the comics.
  • Happily Adopted: The comics reveal that Taranee was adopted after a fire destroyed her biological parents' home and they couldn't care for her properly.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Her first love and boyfriend was Nigel Ashcroft, a redhead. In the comics they broke up, but in the TV series they remain together.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: In "A is for Anonymous" she fears that no more Guardian life means she'll become an "anonymous wallflower" again. Her best friends prove her wrong.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the comics, her friends sometimes refer to her as "Tara".
  • Lovable Nerd: She'd rather have school than summer vacation.
  • Meaningful Name: Taranee Cook.
  • Meganekko: She even wears glasses after transforming!
  • Nerd Action Heroine: Taranee is the nerdiest girl of the group.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: She's a cute girl and has no problem attracting love interests. Her possible future selves are all in good shape due to her professions (dance instructor and runner). Her Guardian forms are definitely this, as she keeps her glasses in them.
  • Number Two: Often becomes this when Will, for some reason, can't lead the group.
  • Only Sane Woman: Sometimes has to be this.
  • Playing with Fire: Taranee is the Guardian of Fire.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In her Guardian form.
  • The Quiet One: The most reserved of her friends.
  • Shrinking Violet: Moreso in the cartoon adaption. Taranee is the most passive of the girls and starts off a nervous wreck. She eventually learns to be more assertive.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She has blue-black hair and is a timid and reserved teenager.
  • Specs of Awesome: Wears glasses even when kicking butt.
  • Telepathy: One of her powers and the reason why the Guardians don't need telephones to talk between them.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Taranee isn't fond of bugs, except for butterflies, grasshoppers, and crickets.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Her zenith form as shown in "Z is for Zenith".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The only one with blue hair (though Hay Lin's hair is often described as black).

    Cornelia Hale
Voiced by: Christel Khalil

The Earth Guardian, Cornelia is from a wealthy family and is easily one of the most popular girls at school. She enjoys figure skating. At first was head-over-heels for Caleb, but later on realized that they were just friends. Later, she falls for Peter, Taranee's older brother. Averted in the cartoon, where she remains a couple with Caleb and Peter has no interest in her. Close friend with Will and best frenemy with Irma.

  • The Ace: Seems like this at first: she's a beautiful blonde from a well-off family who's popular (the novelizations cite her as being one of the "Infielders" at Sheffield Institute) and a gifted figure-skater. Even her friends are a little jealous of her at times.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Cornelia is still a hero in the cartoon, but was more abrasive and rude, especially to the newcomer Will. Thankfully, she gets better.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Cornelia in the TV show, who is a proud Alpha Bitch bordering on Valley Girl before undergoing Character Development, is very different from Cornelia in the comics, who is a mature, refined young lady who is more firm than her appearance lets on.
  • Agent Scully: Doesn't believe in magic at first, and that's after about a year of strange events in her presence, effectively controlling everything that happens in her class with her will, telekinetically cleaning her room without meaning, finding out that Irma can manipulate interrogations, seeing Taranee redirect a firework and stop an explosion and Yan Lin putting the Heart of Kandrakar in Will's hand, and only accepts they're doing magic after plants respond to her mood, but may have been in denial due her preference for normality.
  • Alpha Bitch: In the show. In the comics she started out as the Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • Battle Couple: With Caleb in the cartoon.
  • Berserk Button: One of her pet peeves is affairs of the heart.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Caleb in the cartoon.
  • Big Sister Bully: Cornelia could be a little meaner than she had to toward Lilian. When it was revealed in "U is for Undivided" that Lilian was the Heart of Earth, Cornelia's attitude changed. By the end of the season 2 finale, Cornelia might have averted this trope.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Even though she finds Lillian annoying, Cornelia is very protective of her sister. And Nerissa coming after her sister really pisses her off.
  • Big Sister Mentor: She will become this to Lillian since she is the Heart of Earth, and Cornelia is the Earth Guradian.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: More so in the cartoon and even then begins to grow out of it.
  • Break the Haughty: Learned how her arrogant and selfish attitude almost made her suffer from them in the TV series, specifically in "F is for Facades" and "N is for Narcissist".
  • Broken Ace: She is just as inexperienced in romance as the other girls and has major confidence issues when it comes to dating an older boy, at least at first. It's also shown she doesn't enjoy the spotlight as much as she thinks she would.
  • Bully Hunter: Her first encounter with Will (and possibly Taranee) in the comic has her chasing away a gang of bullies and it's implied that she does it often.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the TV show. If one of the guardians screws up, chances are Cornelia's the one hit in the face, or drenched in water, or otherwise screwed.
  • Character Development: In the TV series, she becomes nicer as the show goes on. In Season 2 especially she loses a lot of her narcissism, selfishness, and meanness.
  • Cool Big Sis: Downplayed. When she's not fighting or being a Big Sister Bully with Lillian, Cornelia acts very sweet and friendly to her sister.
  • The Cynic: For being the most grounded, she can also verge into being the most cynical.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often pointing out other people’s bad fashion tastes, as well as making jokes and sarcastic remarks.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Especially in the show.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The Guardian of Earth.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance in the comic: in quick succession she muses that Irma unwittingly using magic to make sure the teachers only ask her what she has studied is something for beginners, makes an annoyed face as she asks who is the girl that Hay Lin just saluted (it's Taranee, who is at her first day at school), admits that Elyon knows more about the other transfer student (Will, who is in their class), leaves Elyon (her best friend) at the mercy of Irma and Hay Lin's crazed attempts at finding a good penitence for her bad grade, then notices that Uriah and his gang are bullying Will and Taranee and sends the bullies running with a single phrase before effectively adopting Will and Taranee in her group of friends.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Irma, please stop calling her "Corny" (in the comic).
  • The Fashionista: Loves shopping and nice clothes. And especially shoes.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Mostly in "N is for Narcissist", but later grows out of the "narcissist" part.
  • First Love: In the comics, for Caleb before he became a couple with Elyon.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She has a connection to plants, even being able to communicate with them, or "green speak".
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Cornelia is elegant, logical, comes from a wealthy family, is involved in a "fairy-tale"-like romance and dresses nicely, but she's also very argumentative, cynical, and doesn't mind getting her feet dirty when there's hard labor.
  • Green Thumb: Provides the trope picture.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Cornelia can be a jerk, arrogant, and selfish...she also is loyal, doesn't like bullies, and will kick the ass of anyone that hurts the people she loves.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: When the Guardians were temporarily Brought Down to Normal at the start of the New Power Saga she was the only one who wasn't freaking out, feeling finally normal. She instead freaks out when they get the titular power up, and had an Oh, Crap! face when she saw it descending from the sky (again in contrast with the girls, who were happy of seeing the incoming magic and getting the power up). It resurfaced in issue #131: when the Guardians were told they were supposed to give up their powers or face a series of tasks to get a new power-up she was for giving them up, and accepted to take the tasks only in exchange for Irma's not making any joke on her for a year (Irma later succeeded in getting permission to joke as much as she wanted).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the aforementioned defrosting. She can still be mean and self-absorbed, but her heart is as brave and selfless as her companions.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Both her Guardian outfits are based on cocktail dresses.
  • The Lancer: If someone's going to argue with Will, it's usually going to be her. When they're on the same page, though, Cornelia will back her up as much as the others.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: While she was this in the comics from the start, she had to grow into this in the cartoon.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her name is the female form of the name "Cornelius," meaning "the horned one" - a reference to her astrological sign, Taurus (which is by extension an Earth sign).
    • There's some rather amusing official chibi art of her cosplaying as Taurus, complete with horns.
    • In the New Testament, Cornelius was directed by an angel to seek a man named Peter.
  • Mind over Matter: Has telekinesis in the comics and gains it in the second season of the show. Her first use of it was to clean her room.
  • Most Common Superpower: Mostly in the cartoon, especially in the episode "N is for Narcissist". In the comic, being the only one actually happy with her body shape, her Guardian form is the flattest.
  • Narcissist: Shown in full value in "N is for Narcissist", but later Averted it at the episode's end.
    Cornelia: I'm not just pretty, I'm gorgeous!
  • Not So Different: With Irma. Both are stubborn and can be insensitive at times, but are Jerks With A Heart Of Gold. They also go through Break the Haughty moments in the cartoon version.
  • The Ojou: In the original comics.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her season one outfit consisted of a pink sweater and a pink dress.
  • Proud Beauty: Often brags about her beauty, seemingly convinced she's the most beautiful girl around-and quite annoyed in the cartoon when the new girl (Nerissa in disguise) stole away the boys that usually fawned over her at lunch.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long blond hair in human form, but it grows out so that it almost reaches the floor in Guardian form. At times she can even use it as a weapon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Irma's red. This is the main source of their conflicts.
  • Rich Bitch: More in the show, though she has her moments in the comics.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She has this characterization in the comics, appearing as a refined young lady but is not to be underestimated.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With Irma.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: To Caleb in the cartoon but they grow out of it by the end of season 2.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She has a serious case of overconfidence, believing she can handle almost anything on her own.
  • Snark Knight: Like Irma, Corny won't hesitate at her job of being a Guardian. She'll make snippy and witty one liners.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The tallest of WITCH and can grow even taller thanks to her powers.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Will and Irma's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After going through a lot of Break the Haughty moments, Corny starts to be more sensitive, understanding, and basically matured a lot.
  • Valley Girl: Starts off this way in the TV show. It becomes downplayed as it goes on, particularly in the second season.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She does not react kindly towards anyone attacking Caleb and will hunt down just about anyone who threatens him. Justified in that, by the end of the series, her boyfriend is the only main character without superpowers going up against their very powerful, very magical, enemies.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Irma.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Phobos tells Elyon the truth about her origins and manipulates her into a Face–Heel Turn, Cornelia gives Will quite a bit of crap over it, since it was Will's decision to keep Elyon Locked Out of the Loop in the first place.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Cornelia is terrified of water.

    Hay Lin
Voiced by: Liza Del Mundo

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


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