What is it that makes witches so enchanting? Well, apart from the obvious fact that they have superpowers that range from raising daisies to raising the undead. They are connected to the mysterious and the unknown, to the powers of Nature and ancient knowledge, as well as secrets of the Universe we can’t even begin to imagine. Witches can be good, bad, or something in-between. Surprisingly, the more mischievous the witch, the more we like her! And a really bad witch can actually scare the bejeezus out of you, that’s how dark and cruel they can be…That being said, we love to watch witches on screen because any movie or TV show becomes a hundred times better when there is some magic involved. Here are 10 coolest witches we’ve ever seen on screen.
Willow (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer)
Willow is just so relatable! Didn’t you wish to have magic powers as you were a high-school kid? Well, Willow actually got some, being the sweet and cute nerd that she was. She starts off as a Slayer’s sidekick, but then gradually grows into a supporting character that is just as important as Buffy herself. It’s hard to count how many times they’ve saved the world together. And there’s also one time when she herself became the threat to the world’s balance after the death of her girlfriend Tara. She’s just too cool!
Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Yes, Maleficent is among the most menacing and dangerous witches we’ve ever seen. She’s bad, she knows it, and fully enjoys it! Disney’s Mistress of All Evil is powerful, stylish, and definitely a person no one wants to cross (but they still do, hence, the whole curse thing happens).
Halliwel Sisters (Charmed)
Charmed are three witches trying to lead ordinary lives with everyday drama, relationships, heartbreaks, and demonic forces as a cherry on top. We see these seemingly ordinary girls discover their powers and learn how to use them, including doing questionable things like love spells and potions. They were surrounded by demons, angels, and all kinds of not-so-whimsical creatures long before it became a TV show trend!
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Hermione is just a kid when we first see her, but we can already tell that she’ll become great. Harry Potter wouldn’t last a month in Hogwarts without the wit, talent, and friendship of young Hermione Granger. As years go by, Hermione grows into a knowledgeable, brave, and beautiful witch who will do anything to protect those she loves most.