Sabrina Spellman has come a long way since her classic Archie Comics days. Thanks to a more horrific take on her story in the comics in the modern-day, Netflix adapted Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina for streamers. There, Sabrina isn’t just a teenage witch. She’s also the daughter of Lucifer Morningstar and ready to be the actual Queen Of Hell.
Sabrina has the usual witchy magic that exists in the universe of her show, like using special spells to slightly change circumstances, or funneling magic into a ritual for larger changes. Over the course of the series, Sabrina has had a lot of help learning about her abilities and finding her place in the magical and mortal worlds. While she’s become immensely powerful, she still has a lot to learn, and these other 10 witches from television could teach her a thing or two.
10 Willow Rosenberg (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Willow wasn’t a witch when Buffy The Vampire Slayer debuted on television. Over the course of the series, however, she became one of the most powerful magical beings in the series.
Like Sabrina, Willow wants to fight on the side of good, but also like Sabrina, sometimes her intentions provide bad results. She was able to use the typical TV magical abilities, like telekinesis, when she focused. Willow was also able to successfully resurrect the dead and provide the powers of the Slayer to every potential Slayer in existence. Despite Sabrina being the literal Queen of Hell, Willow would certainly be able to one-up the teenager.
9 The Halliwell Sisters (Charmed)
With Charmed being all about the power of three sisters, we can’t simply single one out. The Halliwell sisters were much stronger together than they were apart. They had a lot of experience with demonic forces on the series, and as their powers grew, so did their standing in the magical community.
Given Prue Halliwell didn’t have much time to allow her power to mature, she likely wouldn’t be in the sisterly incarnation that could take on Sabrina. Instead, that would be up to Piper, Phoebe, and Paige, who became some of the most powerful witches in history by the end of their series.
8 Marie Laveau (American Horror Story)
The third season of Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina demonstrated that the Greendale witches didn’t have a whole lot of experience outside of their own particular brand of magic. American Horror Story’s Coven explored differences in magical beliefs in a similar way. Marie Laveau’s experience as a voodoo priestess would more than be a match for Sabrina.
The only thing that might slow Marie down in a match against Sabrina would be that her own rituals were just as complex and time consuming as the ones Sabrina learned. Of course, Marie had hundreds of years of experience with her craft compared to Sabrina.
7 Rowena (Supernatural)
Unlike most of the other witches on TV, Rowena spent her share of time running the demonic underworld on Supernatural. She’s conniving and always out for her own ends instead of adhering to a strict good or evil policy.
That ability to suss out the best advantage and switch sides quickly is exactly what would make her formidable against Sabrina. Sabrina often worked on her first (and usually worst) instinct before thinking her options through. Rowena could simply out plan and outthink her in a way most of the other witches here couldn’t.
6 Freya Mikaelson (The Originals)
Vampires and werewolves are what usually come to mind for fans when discussing The Originals, but “the original” vampire family only came into existence because of powerful magic. That magical bloodline extended to Freya, the oldest of the Mikaelson siblings, and the only one to survive to the modern day without being a vampire.
Instead of vampirism, Freya had powerful magic on her side. Initially, that magic was a result of her aunt’s training and manipulation, but she broke free of her aunt, saving her entire family from seemingly unstoppable beings and magic repeatedly. Her power put most other magic users to shame.
5 The Vera Sisters (Charmed)
When the CW rebooted the Charmed series, the abilities of the Vera sisters were a little different than the Halliwells. One of the sisters even has the same abilities of demons thanks to a demon blood transfusion.
They might not have quite as much experience as the sisters in the original series yet, but this trio certainly has packed a punch in their short time on the air. Even when losing their powers, they found ways to work around the loss and defeat supernatural beings. The group has also combined science and magic with great results. They could definitely use their ingenuity to find a way to defeat Sabrina if they had to.
4 Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story)
The Cordelia Foxx fans met at the start of American Horror Story: Coven wouldn’t have seemed like a match for Sabrina. A teacher who was timid in the face of her Supreme mother, she didn’t appear to have as much power as the other witches around her. That wasn’t the case.
When Cordelia stopped living in her mother’s shadow and began embracing her power, she realized she could do everything the witches around her could do – and more. Cordelia became the next Supreme and even returned to help stop the apocalypse in another chapter of the series. Sabrina Spellman would be no match for her.
3 Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
At different points in the run of The Vampire Diaries, Bonnie Bennet was the strongest witch (with the power of all of her ancestors in her veins) and the least powerful witch (when her abilities were tapped out). Even at her weakest, Bonnie could likely still defeat Sabrina.
Unlike Sabrina, who frequently went into any situation believing she was unstoppable, Bonnie always knew the risks to herself. Bonnie frequently went into fights expecting to lose, believing that it didn’t matter as long as she gave her all so that her friends could keep going. She’s the kind of witch who did whatever it took, including sacrificing her own life, to make sure the good guys won.
2 Julia Wicker (The Magicians)
On The Magicians, Julia didn’t have the benefit of a magical education like most of her friends did. Instead, she had to learn her magic from hedge witches. That did give her a bit of an advantage because she was able to learn at her own pace and figure things out without the pressure of a classroom. Julia went through some serious magical trauma as well that left her with the powers of a goddess.
By the final season of the series, Julia didn’t have the same abilities she had as a goddess, but she shared Sabrina’s determination to be a hero. In the fifth season, she even found a way to move the moon to prevent an apocalypse. Julia never backed down from a challenge, which makes her a formidable hedge witch even when she’s not at full capacity.
1 Lilith (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
It might seem strange to suggest that Lilith could defeat Sabrina considering she didn’t manage to in the multiple seasons of the series Netflix produced so far. The truth is, Lilith is just as, if not more, powerful than Sabrina. She spent most of her time trying to manipulate Sabrina like a chess piece, not really trying to bring Sabrina down.
Lilith and Sabrina actually made a formidable team when the two worked together, and a lot of Sabrina’s more controversial decisions were the result of Lilith’s teachings. If she genuinely wanted to, Lilith could certainly find a way to defeat Sabrina.
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