8 Strongest Evil Witches In Movies, Ranked
Witches are among the most iconic figures in fiction, especially in fantasy. The villainous image of an old hag casting spells on unsuspecting heroes has endured across multiple types of media over the centuries. Nowadays, they are particularly present in the cinema and they have terrified viewers since the beginnings of cinema.
Some go beyond the simple fear factor, demonstrating abilities that lowly mortals and even other witches only dream of. These evil witches trample the forces of nature everywhere, manipulating the powers that be to awesome effect. Even the most powerful warriors are but playthings for these supernatural mistresses.
8 The Fairy Godmother – Shrek 2
the Shrek movies likes to subvert traditional fairy tale tropes. What could be better than making the Fairy Godmother a power-hungry diva? Its power, however, lies at the surface level. This floating prima dona can turn anyone into anything. It’s often instantaneous, with the help of his wand. With a flick of the wrist, she brings furniture and other objects to life like her personal muscle. She has also synthesized her transformative gifts into potions. Thousands of vials are ready and waiting in his lair.
All of this is obviously useful for combat, but she prefers to sell her goods to the gullible masses. This testifies to the superficial nature of the world. People here judge by appearances, so it’s no wonder the Fairy Godmother has a monopoly on “Happily Ever After.”
seven Ursula – The Little Mermaid
Given the pressure of the water, you have to be strong to live at the bottom of the ocean. The real strength of Little MermaidThe nemesis of lies in its wealth of concoctions. Her alchemical knowledge grants her the same transformative gifts as the Fairy Godmother. Her creations even stand up to the king of the sea. The binding magic contract she makes is unbreakable, strong enough to withstand the royal trident.
Swiping said trident only increases Ursula’s formidable ability tenfold. Not only can she zap enemies into submission, but she can grow to the size of Godzilla and control the seven seas themselves. It makes you wonder why King Triton never tried this. Maybe Ursula could only because she combined her own power with the trident.
6 The Great Witch — The Witches
Obvious by the title, The witches there’s no shortage of witches, but this aristocratic antagonist commands them all. This alone speaks to his authority and mastery of his craft. Sometimes, however, subordinates need a little demonstration. She therefore incinerates them as easily as by snapping her fingers. One wonders how catastrophic its full power is.
The Grand High Witch’s penchant for violence also led to cruel inventiveness. She shows it by building a machine to turn the children of the world into mice. Crossing magic with science is uncharted territory and unique among most pop culture witches. Perhaps that creativity is why the Grand High Witch is the top dog in this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book.
5 Bellatrix Lestrange – The Harry Potter Series
the Harry Potter The series paints Voldemort as the big bad, but his most loyal follower easily rivals him in evil. Bellatrix’s fierce devotion to her master’s twisted ideals and her years in a hellish prison have left her completely unhinged. She takes pleasure in the suffering of others and she has the knowledge to inflict that pain.
Lestrange casts spells with wild abandon. She doesn’t care who she hits or who dies from injury. Friend or foe, no one should be around when she gets mad. Those who are often faced with premature endings. Magic is power.
4 Ravenna – Snow White and the Huntsman
There have been many versions of White as snow, and the public thus saw many interpretations of the evil queen . That said, none are more deadly than the demonic despot of Snow White and the Hunter. She comes with all the tools you would expect, like a distant view thanks to a magic mirror and a bushel of poison apples.
This version, however, also sports a plethora of new moves. Among the most useful is her ability to improve people’s lives, restore her youth and ensure she remains the finest in the land. She can’t even be healed, as she is immune to traditional weapons. This allows her to withstand entire armies, but she can also decimate her attackers with many bizarre abilities. She can summon a barrage of blades, Venom-esque tendrils, and seemingly everything the writers think of. The viewer never knows what this witch will pull out of her hat (or crown).
3 The Wicked Witch of the West – The Wizard of Oz
The threat of The Wizard of Oz practically defined the “evil witch” archetype as it appears in cinema today. Even years later, she still maintains a firm grip on that title. The broom gives her an aerial advantage, and she has sleep spells and other tricks to rain misery on Dorothy and her boyfriends from afar.
If that’s not enough, this cackling villain is proud of the numbers. Legions of flying ape soldiers are slaves to his will. Their penchant for striking quickly and retreating safely allows him to terrorize the land of Oz. If the Good Witch didn’t control her, she would have long since taken over.
2 Once the White Witch – The Chronicles of Narnia
Formerly is the terror of narnia, crushing all opposition with sheer military might. Not only does she have an army of mythical monsters at her disposal, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. The White Witch proves to be better at physical combat than other film witches, felling many seasoned soldiers on the battlefield in both the film adaptation and the original C.S. Lewis books.
His magic complements these melee prowess, as his staff can instantly freeze anyone he comes in contact with. Using these resources, she brings a hundred years of winter to the unsuspecting land. Even after death, her spirit is strong enough to endure, constantly trying to claw her way back by influencing the weak-willed in subsequent tales. Now that’s dedication.
Here’s another fairy tale witch, but this one takes the cake. The antagonist of Sleeping Beauty is an overwhelming force of malevolence, hence its name. She of course comes with the requisite army of metallic monstrosities, but that’s just the start. Her penchant for curses can inflict untold pain on those unlucky enough to anger her.
More dangerous are Maleficent’s fiery abilities. In seconds, she can engulf an entire room in green flame. It’s just a precursor to his most powerful weapon: shapeshifting. The witch can transform into a massive fire-breathing dragon, and she uses it to wreak death and destruction on a cataclysmic scale. Maleficent is the self-proclaimed “mistress of all evil” and she really has the tools to prove it.
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