I love a strong female character. I love a complex female character. And I also love a magical female character. So I wanted to share some of my favorite witches from fiction since we are officially in the spookiest of seasons.
Something would be fundamentally wrong with me if I did not include the brightest witch of her age, the Hermione Granger. If I could be Hermione in another life, I absolutely would no question.
And if I am Hermione in a second life, I want to be McGonagall when I grow older. Another absolutely remarkable witch that I would love to be even slightly like.
Woodcarver Witch from Brave
It’s nice to have a comedic witch from time to time, and the woodcarver witch from Brave is so ludicrous and funny despite essentially ruining Merida’s life. She may not be the witch you want to become, but she is the witch you get a good laugh at.
Speaking of funny witches, we can’t forget the Spellmans. Sabrina and her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, brought magic to my TV when I was a kid and even rewatching the serious today gives me some feel-good moments and shenanigans.
I really like Queenie because she is more of the gentle witch versus the badass of McGonagall or Hermione. Also, she’s interesting because she is a Legilimens, someone with the ability to extract feelings and memories from another’s mind.
I had already written this post in advance and then I had the epiphany that I didn’t include Elphaba. When you have an anthem like Defying Gravity you can’t deny her greatness as a witch, even if it’s not the kindest and friendliest of witches.
Ok, so I am back with yet another update cause I was reminded of yet another witch I love and that is Kiki! A different take on witches, where they are mostly welcomed by society and the good they can do, is mainly why I love Kiki.
Do you have a favorite witch? Let me know with a comment below.