Not every witch lives in Salem. Some of the greatest and most memorable witches took up homes right on our televisions!
Witches have a long history on the small screen, and they have a tendency to cast quite a spell on viewers who remember them long after they've poofed away.
From the witches who were ever so sweet to the witches who were totally sinister, these are some of the most wickedly awesome television witches!
Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
We always knew that Willow was a bad-ass witch. We had no idea how bad-ass she could become until she went completely dark. Whether she's unlocking the slayer potential for girls around the world, or flaying Warren Mears to avenge her longtime love's death, Willow always creates magic moments on-screen.
Fiji Cavanaugh, Midnight Texas
Fiji is a powerful witch whose struggles have been unexpectedly explosive. (She literally incinerated her first love in the heat of passion!) From baking cursed cookies to running the Wiccan shop called The Inquiring Mind, Fiji is a witch you’d rather have as a friend than an enemy.
Diana Bishop, A Discovery of Witches
Diana Bishop is a born witch with extraordinary powers. They're so extraordinary that her parents bound her magic until such a time that she would be able to deal with it. That time was inexplicably intertwined with vampire Matthew Clairmont. When the two met, her magic unspooled to incredible heights matched only by the love she and Matthew share. The magic that she once stifled brings her great joy. By the end of A Discovery of Witches Season 1, she's sought after by creatures of all kinds because of her power, but they don't even know the half of it.
Fiona Goode, American Horror Story: Coven
Glamorous Fiona was the Supreme Witch of the Salem coven and on a quest for immortality. She had the ability to drain victims of the life, but still aged, and despised every second of it. She made sure that the girls at Miss Robichaux's Acedemy for Exception Young Ladies knew how to unlock their full potential.
Davina, The Originals
Davina is an incredibly powerful teen witch who got caught in a great struggle for power between the vampires and the werewolves. After learning to control her powers, she rose to power as the Regent witch of the nine covens of New Orleans, and even had a romance with Mickelson brother Kol, until his tragic death, which she has vowed to avenge.
Cassie Blake, The Secret Circle
When Cassie moved to Chance Harbor after her mother's death, discovered that she had magic powers, and that her new friends have been waiting for her to complete the Secret Circle, she's completely surprised. As her story unfolds, and she realizes that darker magical forces may have been at play in her mother's death. She grew into her potential, and ultimately became the strongest witch in the Circle.