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|Type :||Creature (Human)|
|Notable distinctions :||Humans who regularly and excessively practice magic|
|Main weaknesses :|| Iron|
|Related to :|| Demon (Borrower witches)|
|Culture(s) of origin :||Many differing worldwide cultures|
|Native range :||Earth|
|First appearance :||Malleus Maleficarum|
Witches are humans, male or female, who regularly practice and are highly skillful at magic, specifically witchcraft, usually in the form of spells and hexes. Witches tend to become addicted due to their constant use of magic, and to misuse their witchcraft and/or become increasingly amoral towards human life as a result.
Types of witchEdit
Witches of OzEdit
Society and interactionsEdit
Notable witch covensEdit
- The book club - A coven of three borrower witches, founded by the demon Astaroth, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. (Malleus Maleficarum)
- The Community - A community of witches located in St. Louis, Missouri, who usually gathered at the Danger Bar. (Man's Best Friend with Benefits)
- Gary Frankle's coven - A trio of young borrower witches, specifically Gary Frankle and his two friends. They are currently inactive in witchcraft. (Swap Meat)
- The Grand Coven - The supreme commanding body over all witches, who have the power to sanction a witch's use of magic taking into account whether it's within acceptable boundaries, although they have been heavily weakened after the witch hunts. (Girls, Girls, Girls, Paint it Black)
Hunts and encountersEdit
The concept of witches and witchcraft has existed across various cultures both primitive and advanced, throughout recorded history. In its broadest sense, witch refers to a person who taps into and utilises some form of supernatural power. A witch's powers can generally be used for their good or evil purposes, for treating and healing or for cursing and casting harm upon people.
In modern society, witches are generally associated as wicked people who utilise black magic; it is believed that this is primarily rooted in the fanaticism and pogroms during the Middle Ages; wherein accusation of witchcraft was used as a justification for torturing and burning anyone whose practices were deemed anti-Christian, or even just scapegoating fellows.
- Malleus Maleficarum
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
- Criss Angel Is a Douchebag
- The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
- Swap Meat
- Defending Your Life
- A Little Slice of Kevin
- Man's Best Friend with Benefits
- Soul Survivor
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- The Things We Left Behind
- The Hunter Games
- The Executioner's Song
- Paint it Black
- Inside Man
- Book of the Damned
- The Werther Project
- Dark Dynasty
- The Prisoner
- Brother's Keeper
- The Bad Seed
- O Brother Where Art Thou?
- The Devil in the Details
- Love Hurts
- Hell's Angel
- We Happy Few
- Alpha and Omega
- Dean Winchester has been known to regard witches and the devil-worshipping black magic that some of them use with disgust, showing that it makes his skin crawl in Malleus Maleficarum and It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester.
- Borrower witches seemed to be viewed negatively as "whores" amongst demons, including the ones they gain their powers from. Ruby was ashamed of the fact that she was herself a borrower before she became a demon, with Astaroth noting that it was an understandably "mortifying" little secret. And Astaroth herself expressed scorn and disdain when revealing herself to the borrowers who harnessed her power and revealing what they'd unwittingly done for themselves in doing so.