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This article is about the television series. For the Italian comic, see W.I.T.C.H..

W.I.T.C.H. is an animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name, produced by SIP Animation in association and participation by France 3, Jetix Europe (Disney Europe), CNC, PROCIREP, AGICOA, the Poitou-Charentes region and the Charente department. Akin to the comic, the television series follows five ordinary girls: Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin who are endowed with magical powers and become the "Guardians of the Veil". Despite the title of the series, the five main protagonists are magical, yet, ironically, not witches.

Production and development

Two seasons were produced, both of which adapt plot elements from The Twelve Portals and Nerissa's Revenge comic arcs and consist of 26 episodes each. For season 2, SIP Animation brought a new studio for production. SIP Animation completed the full production of W.I.T.C.H. Season 2 around September 2005, and it premiered in the United States, Canada and The UK in June 2006.

Intro sequences

The UK and US versions of the show have different theme songs. The UK introduction shows the girls and their powers in a "story version" with unique footage for the opening, while the US version shows action clips from some episodes and scenes from the W.I.T.C.H. demo reel.

From episode 14 onwards, a new version of "We Are W.I.T.C.H. ", sung by Marion Raven, is used as the show's opening theme, replacing the "demo" version of the theme.


The Guardians must save Meridian from the evil sorcerer Phobos and Cedric who are searching for Phobos' sister, the long lost princess of Meridian and true heir to the throne. They later find her and the Guardians then set about saving her from Phobos. When Meridian is freed from evil and true heir takes the throne, a new mysterious sorceress named Nerissa frees Phobos' top henchmen and reforms them as the Knights of Vengeance. Once the Guardians learn more about the sorceress and her evil plan of reuniting former Guardians, they are able to defeat the Knights only to have more powerful Knights of Destruction, in addition to the former Guardians attack them.

The Guardians' chief ally is Hay Lin's grandmother Yan Lin, a former Guardian herself, and the one that taught the girls about their magical destiny. They are also helped by Caleb, a heroic soldier from Meridian, leader of the rebellion against Phobos, and Blunk, a frog-like goblin creature (known as a Passling) who takes things from the human world to Meridian (and vice-versa), humorously mistaking everyday objects for other things or items of value. Matt, Will's boyfriend, accidentally learns about Meridian and when he sees the troubles there going on, he learns how to become a warrior to help them. They are also helped by the Oracle, leader of the Universe in Kandrakar, who was the one who chose the Guardians.


  • Will Vandom (voiced by Kelly Stables) is the daughter of Susan and Tony Vandom, leader of The Guardians of the Veil and the current owner of the Heart of Kandrakar. After an after school snack at Hay Lin's place her grandmother, Yan Lin, informs her of her destiny as Leader of the Guardians. Originally Will had no powers other than flight and the ability to change the Guardians into their mystic forms with the Heart but after the Veil is removed in series 2 she gains the power of Quintessence (Electrokinesis) and she becomes a Technopath which means she can communicate with anything electrical. Will's boyfriend is Matt Olsen.
  • Irma Lair (voiced by Candi Milo) is the daughter of Tom and Anna Lair and Guardan of Water. Irma has the power of flight and can control Water (Hydrokinesis) and after the Veil is removed she gains the power of mind-control. Irma has no boyfriend but Martin Tubbs has a huge crush on her but she has a huge crush on Andrew Hornby.
  • Taranee Cook (voiced by Kali "Kitty" Troy) is the daughter of Lionel and Theresa Cook and Guardian of Fire. Taranee has the power of flight and can control fire (Pyrokinesis and Thermokinesis) and after the Veil is removed she gains the power of Telepathy but only with the other Guardians. Taranee's boyfriend is Nigel Ashcroft.
  • Cornelia Hale (voiced by Christel Khalil) is the daughter of Harold and Elizabeth Hale and Guardian of Earth. Cornelia has the power of flight and can control earth (Geokinesis and Chlorokinesis) and after the Veil is removed she gains the power of Telekinesis as well as being able to change into her Guardian from without the clothes and wings. Cornelia's boyfriend is Caleb.
  • Hay Lin (Liza del Mundo) is Yan Lin's granddaughter and Guardian of Air. Hay Lin has the power of flight and can control air (Aerokinesis), hear miles away using air particles and after the Veil is removed she gains the power of Invisibility. Hay Lin's boyfriend is Eric Lyndon.


Season 1
  • Prince Phobos (voiced by Mitchell Whitfield) is the main villain of the first season, Tried to steal the throne of Meridian, Elyon's powers, and later steals the Seal of Nerissa. Voiced by Mitchell Whitfield
  • Lord Cedric (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is Phobos' General who has the ability to shape-shift into a man-snake hybrid.
Season 2
  • Nerissa (voiced by Kath Soucie) is a Past guardian of Quintessence who steals the hearts of Meridian and Zamballa, and is main villain of season 2.
  • The Knights of Vengeance are Nerissa's minions to distract the guardians while she steals Elyon's Powers.
  • The Knights of Destruction are Nerissa's minions made to fight the new guardians while she collects the old ones.
  • C.H.Y.K.N. is the group of past Guardians and Nerissa's old friends, who were tricked into her control through flaws in their souls, except for Yan Lin who never gave in and instead is trapped in Nerissa's seal with Elyon.

The Heart

The Hearts are the sources of mystical energy for the worlds they come from. They can be represented by a jewel, a talisman or a living being. Prominently featured in the series is the Heart of Kandrakar, a pendant that allows W.I.T.C.H. to transform. Most of the time a Heart is found to be in the form of living being, as it is for Earth, Meridian, and Aridia.


Various planets play an important role in the W.I.T.C.H. series. Earth is the home of the Guardians of the Veil, later the Infinite Dimensions while Meridian, Kandrakar and Zamballa are mystical planets that are introduced as the story progresses and the evil forces get stronger. Nerissa briefly visited a place called Aridia, a desert realm in an attempt to steal their Heart (an unnamed male rock giant). But her attempt failed when the Seal of Nerissa signalled that the other members of C.H.Y.K.N. were freed from her control.


Zamballa was first introduced in the season 2 episode "P is for Protectors". Zamballa is a purple world with a jungle stretching out as far as the eye can see. At the centre is a Pyramid, the palace where Kadma lives while the Veil is still in effect. The Zamballans themselves look like walking purple trees. The Guardians learned of Zamballa from Yan Lin, who told them the story of when she was a Guardian and had to protect the world of Zamballa from an attack of Phobos. Kadma led the attack against him. After, the Zamballans were so grateful that they offered her the Heart of Zamballa itself and made her Queen. However, the Veil was raised and cut off Kadma her Guardian friends and other worlds and she had to live there without hope of leaving.

But with the Veil lifted and Nerissa out to control the Ex-Guardians, they agree Kadma must be warned, but Nerissa and her Knights are already there and are glamoured as W.I.T.C.H. destroying Zamballa. Soon Kadma learns of the deception and with Taranee's help she manages to defeat Nerissa. In the next episode, "Q is for Quarry", the Guardians and Kadma team up to defeat Nerissa once and for all and come up with the idea of taking the Heart of Meridian. At first, Will gets the chance to, but refuses, saying that much power will corrupt her. Kadma instead takes it and merges the two Hearts, which form the Seal of Nerissa. Because Hearts cannot be taken by force, soon Nerissa will have two Hearts and Kadma under her control. The Zamballians and the Guardians gather to discuss what should happen next.

Ironwood makes herself Regent of Zamballa and her first act is to banish the Guardians, Yan Lin, Blunk, and Caleb from their world so that Nerissa is never tempted to return. In "Z is for Zenith" the Heart of Zamballa is returned and Kadma abdicates from her throne to live on Earth, while Ironwood takes the Heart and is made Queen herself.

DVD releases

W.I.T.C.H. has been released on DVD in Europe, Australia, the Philippines (also in VCD format), Brazil, and Malaysia containing episodes of the first season which was divided into volumes of varying number of episodes. Each volume contains 2 art cards, each featuring one of the W.I.T.C.H. girls. The first three volumes were released in 2006 on 1 May, 19 June, 21 August respectively. In October 2007 the volumes were re-released as a DVD box set along with the box set of volumes four, five and six. Between all the DVDs, the entire first season of W.I.T.C.H. has been released. "W.I.T.C.H The Complete First Season" has been released as a single set in the US.

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Volumes: Issue 001: Halloween | Issue 002: The Twelve Portals | Issue 003: The Dark Dimension | Issue 004: The Power of Fire | Issue 005: So Be It Forever | Issue 006: Illusions and Lies | Issue 007: One Day You'll Meet Him | Issue 008: The Black Roses of Meridian | Issue 009: The Four Dragons | Issue 010: A Bridge Between Two Worlds | Issue 011: The Crown of Light | Issue 012: The Challenge of Phobos | Issue 013: I Know Who You Are | Issue 014: The End of a Dream | Issue 015: The Courage to Choose | Issue 016: Nerissa's Seal | Issue 017: Don't Close Your Eyes | Issue 018: Remnants of Summer | Issue 019: The Other Side of the Story | Issue 020: A Gust of Hate | Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow | Issue 022: A Broken Heart | Issue 023: Goodbye! | Issue 024: Trust Me | Issue 025: Water Shadows | Issue 026: Blackmail | Issue 027: Divided | Issue 028: So Close, Yet So Far | Issue 029:The Lesser Evil | Issue 030: The Chamber of Tempests | Issue 031: The Voice of Silence | Issue 032: Behind the Mask | Issue 033: The Greatest Gift | Issue 034: The Scent of Freedom | Issue 035: Mirrored Lives | Issue 036: Rebel Souls | Issue 037: The Dispute | Issue 038: Desires of the Heart | Issue 039: On the Wings of Remembrance | Issue 040: The Ultimate Secret | Issue 041: The Whole Truth | Issue 042: Beyond All Hope | Issue 043: Tricks of Light | Issue 044: Never Alone, Ever Again | Issue 045: Double Deception | Issue 046: The Power of Courage | Issue 047: The Sands of Time | Issue 048: New Horizons | Issue 049: Between Dreams and Reality | Issue 050: Forever Magic | Issue 051: Out of Control | Issue 052: The Eye of the Book | Issue 053: A Whole New Song | Issue 054: One More Hug | Issue 055: The Day After | Issue 056: The Riddle | Issue 057: The Isle Of Enchantment | Issue 058: Illusions | Issue 059: The The Fire Within | Issue 060: Earth and Air | Issue 061: The World Inside The Book | Issue 062: The Final Chapter | Issue 063: Arrival and Departure | Issue 064: The Screaming Man | Issue 065: When Hope Blooms | Issue 066: Reflections | Issue 067: On Your Side | Issue 068: The Dark Side | Issue 069: New Frontiers | Issue 070: Stop the Presses | Issue 071: Glimmers of Fear | Issue 072: The Green Ray | Issue 073: The Dark Summons | Issue 074: Whisked Away | Issue 075: As You Were, You Are Now | Issue 076: Earth | Issue 077: Of All the Stars | Issue 078: Fire | Issue 079: Water | Issue 080: Emotions | Issue 081: Air | Issue 082: Energy | Issue 083: Return to Kandrakar | Issue 084: Unique Movements | Issue 085: I Am You | Issue 086: In the Heart | Issue 087: A Cold Magic | Issue 088: Which One of You? | Issue 089: The Key to Summer | Issue 090: A Beating Heart | Issue 091: So Much More | Issue 092: No Longer Alone | Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away | Issue 094: The Settlement | Issue 095: Endless Tears | Issue 096: Here On The Heart | Issue 097: The Magic of the World | Issue 098: Sweet After All | Issue 099: A Dive in the Air | Issue 100: 100% Witch | Issue 101: A Rising Star | Issue 102: The First Day | Issue 103: That Which You Aren't | Issue 104: Another World | Issue 105: One Letter From a Dream | Issue 106: Zodiac | Issue 107: It Was Fate | Issue 108: A Father's Heart | Issue 109: Green Truth | Issue 110: Magical Moms | Issue 111: Teamwork | Issue 112: Early Days | Issue 113: The Long Kiss | Issue 114: Return to School | Issue 115: A Special Voyage | Issue 116: The Right Distance | Issue 117: The Best Party | Issue 118: All In A Day | Issue 119: Music In The Air | Issue 120: Lady Giga | Issue 121: Ten Years Later | Issue 122: Mathematically Possible | Issue 123: Lady Crash | Issue 124: A Puppy for a Friend | Issue 125: The Other Part | Issue 126: Lady Kimikal | Issue 127: Embrace | Issue 128: A Single Word | Issue 129: Away From the Heart | Issue 130: A New Friend | Issue 131: The Magic of Emotion | Issue 132: Together Again | Issue 133: Little Magic | Issue 134: Tomorrow | Issue 135: Summer Time | Issue 136: Sportingly Stylish | Issue 137: I Love London! | Issue 138: A Different World | Issue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

Other Comic Books: Core of Kandrakar | Cornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to Be | Elyon: Return of the Queen | Planet Boys | The Year Before | Orube Special | Two Hearts for a Ball (World Cup Special) | Christmas Special 2004 | Christmas Special 2005 | Christmas Special 2006 | Caleb and Elyon - Two Destinies | Halloween Special 2007 | Witch on Stage

Will Vandom | Hay Lin | Irma Lair | Cornelia Hale | Taranee Cook | Elyon Brown | Lord Cedric | Miranda | Prince Phobos | Alchemy | Nerissa Crossnic | Caleb | Sandra | The Mage | Eric Lyndon | Nigel Ashcroft | Anna Lair | Matt Olsen | Ms. Knickerbocker | Joan Lin | Lillian Hale | Bess and Courtney Grumper | Napoleon | Susan Vandom-Collins | Cassidy | Martin Tubbs | Laurent Clubberman | Uriah Dunn | Chris Lair | Chen Lin | Halinor | Kurt Van Buren | Frost The Hunter | Tracker | Gargoyle | Sandpit | Kadma | Yan Lin | Julian | Theresa Cook | Aldarn | Jeek | Howard Hale | Dean Collins | Lionel Cook | Peter Cook | Raythor | Tynar | Elizabeth Hale | Blunk | Tom Lair | Eleanor Brown/Miriadel | Raphael Sylla | Tony Vandom | Andrew Hornby | Galgheita Rudolph | Herbert Olsen | Joel Wright | Thomas Brown/Alborn | Shagon, the Hate | Tridart, the Despair | Ember, the Pain | Orube | Shinobu Takeda | William Collins | Stephen | Edward Folkner | Mariko Takeda | Foreman Takeda | Erin Peyton | Mr. Huggles | Luke Pradd | Tecla Ibsen | Henry | Ardeh | Ari | Endarno | Maqi | Laura Steedson | Nashter
Season 1: It Begins and It Resumes | The Key | Happy Birthday Will | A Service to the Community | The Labyrinth | Divide and Conquer | Ambush at Torus Filney | Return of the Tracker | Framed | The Stone of Threbe | The Princess Revealed | Stop the Presses | Parents' Night | The Mudslugs | Ghosts of Elyon | The Mogriffs | Walk This Way | The Underwater Mines | The Seal of Phobos | Escape from Cavigor | Caleb's Challenge | The Battle of Meridian Plains | The Rebel Rescue | The Stolen Heart | The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous | B is for Betrayal | C is for Changes | D is for Dangerous | E is for Enemy | F is for Facades | G is for Garbage | H is for Hunted | I is for Illusion | J is for Jewel | K is for Knowledge | L is for Loser | M is for Mercy | N is for Narcissist | O is for Obedience | P is for Protectors | Q is for Quarry | R is for Relentless | S is for Self | T is for Trauma | U is for Undivided | V is for Victory | W is for Witch | X is for Xanadu | Y is for Yield | Z is for Zenith

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W.I.T.C.H. | Uriah's Gang | C.H.Y.K.N. | Knights of Destruction | Guardians of Kandrakar | The Runics
Heart of Kandrakar | Heart of Meridian | Heart of Zamballa | Aurameres | Seal of Phobos | Seal of Nerissa | Horn of Hypnos

Elements: Quintessence | Fire | Air | Water | Earth

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