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Lizards. Rats. Spiders. Bats. That's what I make of all little brats.
―The Witch to Hansel and Gretel

The Witch is a character from the classic fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". She is depicted as an evil witch who lives in a gingerbread house, which she uses to lure children like Hansel and Gretel and fatten them up so she can eat them afterwards.

She was a prototype of Queen Grimhilde's witch form, and was also an inspiration for the Witch in the Candy House.

Appearances

Babes in the Woods

Seeing Hansel and Gretel in the forest while flying on her broomstick, the Witch lands on the ground and convinces them to fly with her. The trio fly together on the broomstick until they reach the her Gingerbead house, where she watches the two children eat candy.

She invites the pair inside who come to the realization that she is an evil witch, though it's too late as she has locked them inside. She shows them her pets and tells them that she will transform them into animals too. Hansel and Gretel run away, though get caught in her web, and the Witch decides to turn Hansel into an animal first. She drenches him in a blue potion which causes him to turn into a spider, and after seeing a cat protesting at her behaviour, she grabs a spoonful of potion from her cauldron, and throws it at the chained animal, causing the cat to turn into stone. She then takes a hold of Gretel and decided to turn her into a rat, though, before she can put the potion on her, an arrow hits it. She then put Gretel in a trap door in the floor and decided to chase the dwarves who are throwing arrows at her, though she is outnumbered, and decided to run away. She tries to fly away from her broomstick, but is being chased by the dwarves who were flying on geese and firing arrows, pumpkins and pies at her. They eventually take take a hold of her broom, causing her to fall to the ground, and the children she had transformed into animals place her cauldron where she is about to fall, calling her to splash in and turn to stone. She tries to walk away though she turns into stone before she can. The children stand around her stone body and celebrate.

Eventually the area around her turns into a forest where animals live and is called "The Witch Rock".

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