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Wilfreda the Wanna Be Witch is a webcomic by Maximiliano Baldo a.k.a megawackymax (creator of Bits And Bytes)

It's follows Wilfreda, a girl who claims to be a witch. She comes to school in witch clothing, announces right off the bat she is one when she introduced to her classmates and constantly states otherwise when someone thinks she isn't. As such most of the facility and student body think she's weird. Despite this though, Wilfreda is a nice girl and only wants to make friends which could prove a challenge. After all, there's no way witches are real...right?

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Can be found on it's tumblr page. Also has a Pateron where you can get the comics early before they're posted.


Wilfreda the Wanna Be Witch has the following tropes

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Due to Wilfreda's insistence on being a witch, many of her classmate thinks she has a few screws loose despite the fact she is friendly otherwise.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Wilfreda's birthday being on Oct 31 aka Halloween.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Wilfreda's mother always seems to sport these during her encounters with Victor.
  • Cute Witch: Fake or not, Wilfreda does indeed look cute.
  • Dark Horse Victory: In the second Halloween arc, Miriam, Wiferda's mother, challenges Victor to see if he can get the most candy before Wilferda does with the prize being a box of chocolates. Victor tries but thanks to his friend eating the candies he managed to get, looks to lose. However, he wins on a technicality because the condition was that the candy had to be in a certain bag. Wilferda had swapped with a fellow classmate during her trick or treating and came back with a different bag, while Victor still had his and at least one candy in it (Ironically the one that Miriam had given him to start him off). However when Victor goes to eat one of the chocolates, he finds out that it tastes horrible since they were an box of badly tasting chocolates that the Miriam was trying to get rid of.
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  • Doing In the Wizard: The comic drops the whole "is she or isn't she a witch" premise mid-way through it's run for just more slice of life events.
  • The Gadfly: Miriam, Wilfreda's mother, who Wilfreda mentions like to scare people for fun. She especially loves messing with Victor.
  • Insistent Terminology: Wilfreda will vehemently defend that she's a witch regardless of what people, including grown ups, tell her.
  • Insult Backfire: This bit:
    Wilfreda: Miss Mimi said I had to try and make friends. D'You wanna be my friend?
    Girl: Don't think so, you're weird.
    Wilfreda: I'm very normal!
    Girl: Normal?! You keep saying you want to be a witch!
    Wilfreda: Yeah, so? I want to be a very normal witch, can't I?
  • Kill It with Water: Victor does this to try and prove Wilfreda's not a witch by throwing water on her. He thinks he's proved his point when she doesn't melt, but Wilfreda counters that only works on wicked witches.
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  • Mama Bear: Miriam is shown to be one when she hears one of Wilfreda's classmate claim that she's confused on being a witch because of her birthday being on Halloween.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The main draw of the comic. A lot of what Wilfreda says could be chalked up to her just having an overactive imagination. But then some of the coincidences, like having a birthday on Halloween and living in a candy store, start to throw doubt to that among her classmates. Summed up nicely when Victor, one of Wilfreda's more skeptical classmates, asks her mom about that.
    Victor: This is all coincidence right? I mean...Wilfreda is not a real witch...is she?
    Miriam: (Smiling wryly) I'll have the delight of leaving you guessing. Happy Halloween!
  • Nice Hat: Both Wilfreda and sometimes her mother Miriam wear a pointy witch hat.
  • Oh, Crap!: Victor when Wilfreda and her mother show up at his house after the water splashing incident.
  • Reality Ensues: After splashing Wilfreda with water, she tells her mother who shows up at Victor's house to tell his mother about this. He's grounded for a week as result.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The homework assignment in which the class had to make a short story. One of Wilfreda's friends manages to combine her and Victor's ideas to make one and pass the assignment. But then it turns out none of the other kids finished theirs much to Victor's chagrin that he wasted an afternoon fussing over it.
  • The Aloner: Wilfreda mentions she doesn't mind not having friend since it's expected of witches. But her teacher convinces her to try to have friends otherwise. And indeed she manages to subvert this trope.
  • Witch Hunt: After learning of Wilfreda's home life, Victor decides to creature an Anti-Witch Club. It fails before it even starts as Wilfreda finds out about it and tries to join. When Victor refuses, it disgusts the other kids and they all leave en masse.
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