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Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: 10 TV Witches Who Could Defeat Her

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

NEXT: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: 10 Questions We Still Have After Season 3


2020-03-12 20:30:01

Amanda Bruce

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Interview: Jaz Sinclair & Lachlan Watson

Part 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina dropped on Netflix in January, but there are still many questions left to be answered in the upcoming Part 4. The supernatural show has plenty of twists and horror -filled shocks to be worthy of its title, but the cast is full of laughs behind the scenes.

Jaz Sinclair and Lachlan Watson, who play Sabrina’s best friends, sat down with Screen Rant to chat about how Part 4 will handle everything from egg magic to Lilith’s baby – not to mention how they feel about the development of their respective romances.

This season is pretty mind blowing. 

Lachlan Watson: It’s a little zany.

Jaz Sinclair: Word of the day.

It gets really dark really quick. Did you expect the story of Sabrina, or even the story in general, to go where it went?

Lachlan Watson: No. No, not at all.

Jaz Sinclair: No, every single episode I’m like, “What? We’re doing what?! We speak Spanish now?” It’s wild.

Lachlan Watson: They tell us nothing. It’s amazing. I’ve started to – because we do table reads for every episode, which is one of my favorite parts of this show because I’m a little theater nerd. I come from theater. I come from Shakespeare, where the table read is the most fun thing. And so, I’ll read my pieces and get prepared, but I’ll stop reading the full script. So, I’m just at the table read, like, “What?!”

It’s so exciting, because then I get to be like an audience member.

Jaz Sinclair: And you get to hear the actors read it to you for the first time.

Lachlan Watson: It’s so incredible. It’s really, really fun. I feel like the biggest fan we have, where I just get to watch Michelle and Miranda just be incredible. Just watching in real time, it’s such a privilege.

I want to talk a little bit about Rosalind’s relationship with Harvey. It gets a little complicated… 

Jaz Sinclair: It does, doesn’t it? I’m trying to remember what happens. Oh, yeah! That is Part 3. I forgot about all that.

Talk to me about playing off that, and where do you think things are going?

Jaz Sinclair: Well, I really, really loved how they wrote those scenes, and how Roz and Harvey’s relationship has developed and has deepened over time. And how they are honest with each other, and that Harvey does struggle with the witch thing and then ultimately decides to accept Roz.

It’s really cool because that means that their relationship is founded on truth, which I think is a really good foundation. And also just the fear of losing each other comes in for both of them, which kind of makes them realize how actually important they are to each other, and it just makes the whole relationship feel deeper. I really, really loved that, and I legitimately forgot about that until you just mentioned it.

Lachlan Watson: It’s so cool. Well, we filmed that months ago – like half a year ago. Last Summer. So, it’s fun thinking back and digging up those cool moments.

Something else that was probably filmed a while ago too is the relationship with Robin.

Jaz Sinclair: Love it.

Lachlan Watson: Of course, it’s been – we’re still hanging in there. We’re still going  strong; we get some we get some fun stuff to work with in Part 4. We get a little bit of drama here and there; little fun scenes to get to do. Because if it’s easy, it’s not fun.

Yeah, it’s been incredible. But it has taught me a lot. Me and Jonathan have been in this little fake relationship for a year now; we know each other so well. I’m like, “You don’t want that egg salad. You can’t eat that. You can have this bell pepper thing, and you can have this glass of water.” And he’s like, “Oh yeah, you’re right. I forgot.”

Okay, let’s put our fan speculation hats on, because I have some questions here for you. Talk to me about the egg creature that Father Blackwood hatched. 

Jaz Sinclair: It’s a whole thing!

Lachlan Watson: It’s a whole moment.

Jaz Sinclair: We call that whole thing Part 4.

Lachlan Watson: Oh yeah, the egg becomes wild.

Will we see any effects from the time paradox that Sabrina created? 

Lachlan Watson: Oh, so many effects.

Jaz Sinclair: Lots. She kind of messed everything up without realizing it.

Lachlan Watson: She sure does that a lot, though.

Jaz Sinclair: She does. We love her…

Lachlan Watson: And then we end up coming along for the ride, helping clean everything up.

Jaz Sinclair: Yeah, we do. But she messed a lot of things up with that decision, and we clean a lot of it up in Part 4. Along with the egg magic, which we will find out a lot more about.

Lachlan Watson: Which I never thought that I’d be saying the words “egg magic,” but I’m very excited about it.

This is a speculation on what you think it is, but what will happen after Lilith gives birth speculation?

Jaz Sinclair: Speculation… The baby will take over the world!

Lachlan Watson: Yeah, I think the baby will turn purple, grow some horn. And like the little devil emoji, just be causing trouble.

And the crazy thing is, on this show, it probably is gonna happen.

Lachlan Watson: It could!

Jaz Sinclair: Everything that we just said is true.

Lachlan Watson: Yeah, the baby turns purple. Sabrina turns purple; we all turn purple. We all choose an emoji and become that. It’s very metaphysical.

Jaz Sinclair: It’s so dramatic.

Well, I can’t wait for Part 4 now. You guys got me hooked.

Jaz Sinclair: Yeah, it’s honestly really, really exciting. I’m pumped for people to see it.

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2020-03-04 02:03:34

Joe Deckelmeier

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 5 Reasons Zelda Spellman Is The Best Aunt (& 5 Why Hilda Is)

In the world of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the witchy aunt duo of Zelda and Hilda Spellman are iconic in name and miraculously live up to the legend in real life too. They have done everything they could to make Sabrina’s half-witch, half-mortal life as fulfilling and comfortable as possible, and they both bring some unique personality traits and skill sets to the table.

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These are 5 reasons why Zelda Spellman is the best aunt on CAOS, and 5 reasons why Hilda is actually the superior Spellman in this legendary witch family.

10 Zelda: Because She And Sabrina Are A Lot Alike

Although it might not seem like it at first glance, it seems like Sabrina and Zelda are extremely similar in a lot of important ways. Namely, they both know how to think independently and they’re both natural leaders.

These personality traits sometimes leave Sabrina and Zelda at odds with one another, but ultimately they are fundamentally cut from the same cloth. Sabrina may not be a Spellman by blood, but she is certainly a Spellman in spirit, and she gets a lot of that Spellman spirit from Zelda.

9 Hilda: Because She’s Nurturing

Out of the entire Spellman family, it seems fair to say that Hilda Spellman is without a doubt the kindest. Many people around her seem to mistake her kindness for weakness, but Sabrina definitely does not.

Sabrina sadly lost her parents when she was just a baby, and while Edward and Diana couldn’t be replaced, Hilda is undoubtedly the most maternal presence that Sabrina has had in her life. Everyone needs some basic comfort and kindness when they’re a kid, and Hilda was more than ready and willing to provide that for Sabrina.

8 Zelda: Because She’s Strong

The ladies of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are one bunch that no one wants to mess with, but it’s hard to imagine a tougher or more formidable witch than Zelda Spellman herself.

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Zelda might seem like one of the most devoted members of the Church of Night, but what was astounding is that the instant that Sabrina’s innocence or free will was in question, Zelda didn’t hesitate for a moment to stand up against the Dark Lord and make it clear that no one messes with the Spellman’s, not even Lucifer himself.

7 Hilda: Because She’s Kind

Sabrina truly has two moms in Zelda and Hilda. And while Zelda is the ferocious mama bear, Hilda is the mom who gives Sabrina the kind of nurturing and love that every child and teenager needs.

Both of them are vital elements of Sabrina’s overall development, but to be honest, if Sabrina had grown up with Zelda alone then she would have been severely lacking in a lot of necessary tender, loving care. Hilda is actually as tough as Zelda is deep down, but she also has a kind heart that warms everyone around her.

6 Zelda: Because She’s The Consummate Witch

Up until the very moment that Zelda discovered that Lucifer had set his sights on Sabrina, she was an incredibly devoted witch who encouraged Sabrina to tap into her magical side as much as possible. She truly loves magic, and wants Sabrina to share that love.

But once she had realized that the Dark Lord had gone down a path that Zelda didn’t want to follow, instead of having a crisis of faith, Zelda did what everyone should aspire to do. She decided to make herself into someone worth following, and took charge of the Church of Night.

5 Hilda: Because She Knows How To Balance Witch Life And Human Life

There are very few people in the magical world who encourage Sabrina to explore anything outside of it. And it’s easy to see why, because if you have access to magic then why bother with the mundane mortal world?

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But Zelda really gets why Sabrina is so ingrained in her mortal half as well, and she supports and encourages Sabrina to live the life that she wants to, even if that includes her mortal friends and loved ones, and even if that means she has to help Sabrina clean up the messes she occasionally makes in the mortal world.

4 Zelda: Because She’s Badass

Every member of the Spellman family has gone through it one way or another, but Zelda Spellman is honestly the kind of person that everyone likes to imagine themselves to be when they’re truly up against the ropes.

Zelda seemed to be the most faithful member of the family, but when she had to stand up against her High Priest and when she had to stand up against the Dark Lord himself, she didn’t hesitate or make a single wrong move in either instance.

3 Hilda: Because She’s Relatable

Zelda is probably the kind of witch that everyone likes to imagine that they would be, but in reality most people would probably be a Hilda Spellman instead. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that though!

Hilda can be clever and brave when she needs to be, but for the most part she’s just a normal person who is trying to look out for herself and her family. She’s incredibly easy to relate to and everyone can see a little bit of themselves in her, which is ultimately a very good thing.

2 Zelda: Because She Values Sabrina Over Everyone

It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone in this world wants their parents to protect them and value them over anyone else in this world. And Zelda may not be Sabrina’s biological mom, but she certainly is her mother in spirit.

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And while most parents will protect their children, it’s hard to say if most parents would defy their literal god in order to keep their child happy and allow them to maintain their normal life. But Zelda Spellman did just that when Lucifer wanted to marry Sabrina at far too young an age.

1 Hilda: Because She Really Gets Sabrina As A Person

When it comes down to it, both Hilda and Zelda are ride or die aunts, and Zelda has more than demonstrated her willingness to put it all on the line for the sake of Sabrina. However, Zelda and Sabrina can also butt heads pretty often, and Zelda typically thinks she knows what’s best for Sabrina more than Sabrina does.

What’s great about Hilda is that she not only accepts Sabrina for who she truly is, but she understands Sabrina’s wants and needs, and is willing to make the necessary sacrifices in order to allow Sabrina to be the person she wants to be.

NEXT: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: 10 Most Impressive Magical Feats On The Show, Ranked


2020-02-29 03:02:27

Hilary Elizabeth

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: The 10 Most Shameless Things Sabrina Has Ever Done

Since Part 1 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the titular character Sabrina Spellman was quickly established as a character who thinks highly of herself and her skillset. This sense of self-confidence has provided mixed results such as helping Theo earn a place on Baxter high’s basketball team or embarrassing her aunts in front of the coven for going against coven traditions.

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Some of her actions, though, have even worse consequences. Sabrina sometimes expresses remorse for her actions after seeing the damage in the end but sometimes she stands by her decisions. Regardless of the outcome, she walks into each situation confidently and shamelessly.

10 Attending Baxter High At Her Leisure

Throughout the series, but especially throughout the second part, Sabrina holds spotty attendance at Baxter High, favoring coven meetings and attending The Academy of Unseen Arts. Such behavior was encouraged by Aunt Zelda and Father Blackwood, both of whom devoutly followed the coven’s faith and wished for Sabrina to do the same.

Sabrina did not realize the problems she had caused until she returned to Baxter High in Part 2, Episode 6, also known as Chapter 17. There, she was greeted bitterly by Roz and Harvey, who resented her for leaving and coming back as if nothing had changed.

9 Going To Dorian’s Gray Room

This action is probably among the most harmless on this list, but it likely contributed to Sabrina’s later use of the establishment throughout Part 3. After both she and Nick lost the title of Top Boy to Ambrose, the couple planned to go on a date at Dr. Cerberus’s. Upon arriving at Dr. Cerberus’s, they see Harvey and Roz on a date, causing them to get a drink at Dorian’s Gray Room, a traditionally warlocks-only establishment, instead.

Dorian Gray (the same Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde’s novel) initially called the couple out for it, but took a liking to Nick and Sabrina and allowed them to stay.

8 Manipulating Baxter High’s Hierarchy

At the beginning of Part 1, Theo, then known as Susie, was being bullied, and Roz was outraged over Baxter High’s censorship of literature. These events also coincided with Sabrina’s upcoming baptism. Since she knew she wouldn’t be around much longer to look out for Theo and Roz, she tried to convince Principal Hawthorne to allow her and her friends to start a group supporting the girls of the school.

Principal Hawthorne did not allow the formation of the group, causing Sabrina to infest his house with spiders so that he would take a leave of absence. With Principal Hawthorne out of the way, she was able to go to Vice Principal Glover for approval for the club entitled Women’s Intersectional Cultural and Creative Association, or WICCA.

7 Resurrecting Tommy

After learning that Harvey, Sabrina’s boyfriend at the time, came from a family of witch hunters, Agatha and Dorcas of the Weird Sisters caused the mine in which Harvey and his brother Tommy worked to collapse, killing Tommy and four other miners in the process.

Unable to sit idly by and watch Harvey grieve, Sabrina tried to cheat death and bring Tommy back to life. In the process, she effortlessly slit Agatha’s throat because the spell required a life for a life. She again tried to cheat death by burying Agatha in soil from Cain’s garden and resurrecting her. Tommy came back as an emotionless shell, who later had to be killed to appease death, making Sabrina’s efforts futile.

6 Refusing To Sign The Book Of The Beast

During the first few episodes of Part 1, Sabrina was unsure whether to commit herself to the Church of Night because she did not want to lose her mortal friends or her free will. After being reassured by Father Blackwood that she would, in fact, keep her free will, she attended her Dark Baptism, only to find out at the last minute that Blackwood had lied to her.

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Because Blackwood had lied and after seeing a vision of her parents telling her to run, Sabrina left her Dark Baptism without signing her name in the Book of the Beast. She later on in Part 1 did sign her name in order to overpower the Greendale 13, but the fact that she ran out of her Dark Baptism initially was something she struggled to recover from in the eyes of the other witches in the coven.

5 Questioning The Feast Of Feasts

After Sabrina runs out of her Dark Baptism and before she finally signs the Book of the Beast, the coven’s holiday called the Feast of Feasts arrived, coinciding with the mortal Thanksgiving. The Feast of Feasts called for a Queen to be appointed among the coven, who would then be prepared to be eaten by the coven on the day of the Feast of Feasts.

Sabrina was appalled by this tradition and openly questioned its cannibalistic nature every chance she got. Her questioning eventually saved Prudence’s life but also caused embarrassment for the Spellman and Blackwood families because of their involvement in the apparently botched results of selecting a Queen.

4 Competing With Nick For Top Boy

At the very beginning of Part 2, Father Blackwood called for nominations for Top Boy, a position traditionally held by a warlock (male) student who acted as the middleman between the faculty and the students. Nick Scratch was nominated and thought to be unopposed until Sabrina, fed up with the coven’s inherent misogyny, announced her interest in the position.

Father Blackwood then did everything he could to push Sabrina out of the running, claiming that Top Boy was meant only for the male students. Both she and Nick ended up losing to Ambrose, who did not even formally run for the title.

3 Accepting Caliban’s Challenge For The Throne In Hell

During Part 3, Sabrina was grappling whether to accept her fate as the Ruler of Hell. Caliban, the Prince of Hell, challenged Sabrina for the throne, which Sabrina was initially reluctant to accept. After receiving a vision from her biological father Lucifer Morningstar himself, she accepted Caliban’s challenge.

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Her acceptance of the challenge also meant acceptance of her destiny and caused her to take on the role and responsibilities of Queen of Hell, such as taking souls down to Hell when their time on Earth was up. Her acceptance of the challenge also contributed to her abandonment of friends and family when the Pagans brought on the end of the world.

2 Taking Her Mortal Friends To Hell

In the first episode of Part 3, Sabrina recruits Harvey, Roz, and Theo, all of whom are mortals, to go to Hell with her and rescue her boyfriend Nick, who was acting as a vessel for Lucifer and was trapped in Hell by Lillith. Technically mortals were not supposed to step into Hell alive, but Sabrina took measures such as making the group wear dead man’s shoes and wiping themselves with ghastly water (water that was used to wipe down corpses).

The journey through Hell was still difficult, with each of the mortals encountering a family member, or an illusion of a family member, causing psychological torment for the individual.

1 Creating A Potential Time Paradox

After completing the third and final challenge for the throne against Caliban, Caliban turned Sabrina into stone. Her future self was able to rescue her, creating a time loop. This time in the time loop, Sabrina opted not to rescue herself after being turned to stone and instead stopped her past self from falling into Caliban’s trap.

She and past Sabrina then decided that past Sabrina would be crowned Queen of Hell while Sabrina would go back to Greendale and be with her loved ones. She told Ambrose about it after the fact and he warned her that a paradox may occur. The consequences for Sabrina’s decision have not been shown yet and will likely be dealt with in Part 4.

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2020-02-13 01:02:09

Carly Olsen

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 10 Times Sabrina’s Arrogance Got Her Into Trouble

The new version of Sabrina in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a determined and confident young woman. Unfortunately, she’s sometimes overconfident, as some fans have noticed. Her aunts are very supportive of her take-charge attitude and desire for power. But even they get annoyed with her and her teenage bravado at times.

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Most of the occasions where she loses her aunts’ support have to do with magic and their church. Considering what some of those decisions were, it’s not surprising that they’d be upset. Here are some of the worst times Sabrina’s arrogance has put her and her loved ones in a bind.

10 Joining Feast of Feasts at the Last Minute

Playing chicken is never a good idea. Playing chicken with your aunt when the consequences are potentially being cannibalized is about the worst game of chicken imaginable. Sabrina doesn’t participate in her coven’s cannibalistic ritual out of personal morals, but to make a point to her aunt.

She doesn’t believe in it at all and just wants to make her aunt Zelda see things her way. While she has a point about ritual cannibalism being barbaric and stupid, this was the worst possible way for her to show it. Instead of calling her aunt’s bluff, she actually has to take her place on the stand because her aunt steps down for her.

9 Performing An Exorcism

This particular occasion falls on an awkward borderline between determination and arrogance. Sabrina wants to help her friend by exorcising the demon from her uncle before it kills him. That’s a noble enough cause. However, Sabrina’s explicitly told why witches don’t do exorcisms, and she decides to do it herself anyway.

She doesn’t consider seeking out a Catholic priest, which would be understandable if she weren’t so determined. That’s where the arrogance comes in; she tries to do it herself. This allows Lilith to manipulate her into completing one of her tasks as the Herald of Hell and freeing Lucifer.

8 Summoning Kings of Hell in Her Top Boy Challenge

Sabrina was supposed to summon a demon for her challenge. But she and Nick were meant to compete with each other, and instead, they openly accused Father Blackwood and others of trying to kill her and summoned the Kings of Hell to prove it.

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Granted, she had a point about needing to find out who sent them after her. Blackwood probably should’ve let them get the truth out about her “ascension.” But she chose a very showy way to do it, only to be proven wrong and lose her challenge.

7 Playing With Her New Powers

Sabrina comes back from the dead after a scene involving angels massacring her coven. But when she comes back, she has newfound powers that seem beyond those of other witches. Instead of taking a pause and waiting to see what the catch is, Sabrina starts playing with the brand new power as if it’s all fine and dandy.

She toys with the weather and resurrects a familiar, and makes flower petals fall from the ceiling while she proselytizes her fellow students. She later learns that the catch is her eventual release of Lucifer from hell.

6 Trying to Trap Satan in an Acheron

Sabrina’s theory about the acheron was sound. It was, in fact, possible to trap Satan in a vessel. Unfortunately for her, the one she picked was too weak. It’s understandable that she was a little desperate at the time for a way out, and didn’t stop to consider whether a stronger acheron could be found or was necessary.

The one her father built was strong enough to hold a demon and was already handy. Still, she seemed a little too confident when she told Satan to remember who defeated him, only to have her boyfriend possessed in the next five minutes.

5 Taking Her Friends to Hell

Sabrina’s friends all want to help her free her boyfriend from hell. He made such a noble sacrifice, after all. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to take them all with her on her venture into hell. It would’ve made more sense to take other witches or warlocks and to at least tell her aunts.

She just didn’t want her aunts to find out because they might try to stop her. They almost get trapped in a hell version of Baxter High and only escape because Lilith sends for them. She wasn’t really able to handle it, and they all could’ve been trapped.

4 Locking Her Father in the School’s Dungeon

Wanting to free her boyfriend from hell and possession by Satan was a noble desire. However, Sabrina wasn’t very careful with the last part of the process. Yes, she lit candles and put him in a circle of salt. But she didn’t do her due diligence and tell her aunts or anyone in the school that he was there.

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She was also careless about checking the circle of salt when she left, which allowed Lucifer to start cursing the unsuspecting members of the academy and draining their powers while he was at it.

3 Assuming the Throne of Hell

On the one hand, Sabrina sort of did Lilith a favor at the time. She technically installed Lilith as a regent. But she didn’t really think this through in terms of the responsibilities she’d still have to handle, which becomes obvious when she’s told to bring souls to hell.

She probably thought that the regent would have to handle all those things because she’s surprised when she’s told that there’s job training. It also quickly becomes clear that she’s not really letting Lilith rule; she starts talking about reforms of hell’s practices without regard to how they’ll be received.

2 Resurrecting Tommy Kinkle

It’s not hard to see where Sabrina would get the terrible idea to resurrect Tommy. It’s not just that he was killed by witchcraft; it’s that Zelda has repeatedly killed Hilda and brought her back in the Cain Pit. That’s exactly what gives Sabrina the idea to kill another witch (Agatha) and bring her back using the Cain Pit.

Problem is, she didn’t just put Tommy in the Cain Pit, so she’s really cheating death. That goes about as well as cheating death always does. It’s disturbing to watch when she actually feels entitled to kill someone and resurrect two people.

1 Creating a Time Loop

Undoubtedly one of her stupidest moves yet, Sabrina decided in season 3 that she could solve her teenager-Queen of Hell problem by simply not fixing the time loop she created by going back in time and freeing herself. So a younger Sabrina who didn’t witness the consequences of her loss of her throne and being tricked by Caliban becomes Queen of Hell— and will have to rule without any further guidance from Zelda, Hilda, Ambrose, or her human friends.

But the older Sabrina who experienced the alternate timeline and learned to value her people more responded to the time loop with “Cool!” It doesn’t take a genius to see that it was a terrible plan. It’s just yet to be seen how terrible.

NEXT: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: The Worst Thing Each Main Character Has Done


2020-02-09 01:02:17

Sarah Brode

Sabrina: 5 Reasons We’d Rather Study At Hogwarts (& 5 Why We’d Rather Study At The Academy of Unseen Arts)

Both Hogwarts and the Academy of The Unseen Arts have their perks and their problems, but which one would we rather study at? Most people’s dream school is the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from the Harry Potter universe, however, the Academy of The Unseen Arts from Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a tough contender.

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Both schools teach insanely cool magic and skills, for the wrong and right reasons, and both have a plethora of amazing characters that anyone studying there would want to be friends with. It’s very difficult to choose which one is the best to attend, so here are 5 reasons why we’d rather study at Hogwarts, and 5 why we’d rather study at the Academy of the Unseen Arts.

10 Hogwarts Teaches Good Magic

Hogwarts is dedicated to teaching good-hearted magic that wizards and witches are supposed to use for the benefits of the wizarding world, while the Academy of Unseen Arts does the exact opposite. At Hogwarts, you learn about potions and spells, and more specifically, Defense Against the Dark Arts and how to not become a Death Eater.

At the Academy of Unseen Arts, you learn all about the dark arts, at the Church of Night is basically devoted to Satan. Depending on what side you’re on, Hogwarts would probably seem like a more attractive place to study.

9 The Academy Teaches Dark Arts

The Academy of The Unseen Arts is essentially a reversed version of Hogwarts, with a devotion to Satan and plenty of creepily cool subjects to learn, and (almost) human sacrifices to top it all off. But, if your preferred Hogwarts house is Slytherin, then might fit into Sabrina’s world.

In Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, students at the Academy learn subjects like demonology, conjuring, and necromancy, all things which would make you powerful and would be fun to learn if the light magic ways of Hogwarts aren’t your cup of tea.

8 Less Likely To Be Bullied At Hogwarts

One of the most frightening parts of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is when Sabrina is essentiality put through a terrifying hazing ritual by Prudence, Agatha, and Dorcus.

At Hogwarts, there’s a smaller chance of being bullied so violently, and the only pressure a new student would feel is not being put into the house by the sorting hat, or not being able to say a spell correctly. Sabrina is forced into a dark room and told to face her fears during the Harrowing, which doesn’t sound like a fun student experience at all.

7 You Get to Meet Sabrina Spellman

One of the coolest parts of studying at The Academy of Unseen Arts would be meeting Sabrina Spellman. After all, she’s an iconic witch who is probably one of the only decent teenagers who is a part of the Church of Night.

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Being a student at The Academy of Unseen Arts would be eventful when given the chance to be involved in all the drama Sabrina and her friends get up to! You’d also get to spend time with Nicholas Scratch, Ambrose and especially Sabrina’s Aunt Zelda and Hilda, so it’s not bad company to be a part of!

6 Hogwarts Events

One of the best things about Hogwarts is the things that you can do there and the places you can go to within the wizarding world. Students can explore by going on trips to Hogsmeade, playing Quidditch Games or watching the Triwizard tournament and going to the Yule Ball.

There are countless things to experience, like going to Diagon Alley at getting your wand and taking the Hogwarts Express. The location of Hogwarts is magical, while The Church of Night is located in the woods at an abandoned train station in Greendale, which neighbors with the iconically crazy town of Riverdale.

5 The Academy Might Be Safer Than Hogwarts

It might seem hard to believe, but the Academy is probably safer than Hogwarts for a few different reasons. Since it’s the dark side, there are no dark wizards or death eaters who intend to destroy the entire school, and there are also no giant snakes lurking around in the basement, like the Basilisk.

When you think about it, it’s a wonder that most of the students of Hogwarts even made it through their first year because of the number of threats they faced. The only real danger students would face is being bullied or sacrificed.

4 You Can Visit Hogsmeade

Another reason why studying at Hogwarts is better is because you’d get to go and visit the magical village of Hogsmeade. It’s any Harry Potter fans dream to visit It’s the perfect little break from Hogwarts and would include going to the Three Broomsticks to get butterbeer, and going to Honeydukes to buy as many sweets as possible.

And to top it all off Zonko’s Joke Shop is located there too. To make things even better, you’d be there with all of the other students and it would be a great way to socialize and make friends.

3 The Academy Doesn’t Have Exams

Throughout the show, there never seems to be anything that the students are working towards, which makes it look like they don’t have exams at all. At Hogwarts, students have to take OWL exams every year, whereas students at the Academy just take part in lectures and more practical examples of magic.

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So, if you’d rather study somewhere where you don’t have to take a single test, and have more time do experiment with dark magic as Sabrina does outside of class (even though that’s against the rules) then The Academy of Unseen Arts is the place to be!

2 You Can Have a Pet At Hogwarts

At the Academy of Unseen Arts, bringing your companion to the Church of Night is frowned upon, so much so that you’ll get made fun of for it, which is why Salem can’t join Sabrina at school. Zelda was even made fun of when she brought hers. However, another perk of studying at Hogwarts is that you get to keep your pet with you.

Whether it be a cat, like Hermione’s Crookshanks, or a snowy owl like Harry Potter’s Hedwig, at least you’ll be able to find comfort in an animal companion when school becomes too much.

1  You Get To Join a Coven of Witches

While witches Prudence, Agatha and Dorcus are pretty awful people morally, they would also be very powerful friends to have. If you were a student at The Academy of Unseen Arts, you’d have the chance to join a coven of witches so powerful you’d never be bullied again.

There would also be opportunities to practice magic with them, and of course, cause as much trouble as possible. Since Prudence is a Blackwood, there would be plenty that you’d be able to get away with when part of such a rebellious friend group.

NEXT: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 10 Characters Sorted Into Their Ilvermorny Houses 


2020-02-07 01:02:54

Evi Lodge

Every Episode Of Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Season 3, Ranked (According To IMDb)

The third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina kicked off where the second had left off. Sabrina’s determination to bring her boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch, back home from Hell, is the motivation behind the first episode of the season. Yet, the season goes more in-depth than searching for Nick.

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After discovering that Lilith will not be accepted as Queen of Hell, Sabrina steps up to run for the throne to prevent turning the mortal Earth into the tenth realm of Hell. Throughout the season, Sabrina must compete with Caliban for control of the Underworld. Meanwhile, there is another witch clan in Greendale with plans to change things as we know them. These are each episode of Part 3 ranked, according to IMDb.

7 CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: THE HELLBOUND HEART (7.7)

Before Part 3, it would not have been a first instinct to consider that Hell has a striking resemblance to The Wizard of Oz. Yet, in “The Hellbound Heart,” that is what Hell is reminiscent of. Lilith takes on the role of the Wicked Witch while one of her lackeys holds the appearance of a munchkin. Such moments such as Lilith watching Sabrina and her friends through a crystal ball and Sabrina being told to follow the blood red road are also references.

The episode focuses mainly on Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo reaching Nick. For the most part, it sets up Sabrina’s arc for the remainder of the season regarding the race for control of Hell between Sabrina and Caliban. The premiere of the season also features a cameo appearance from Nathalie Boltt as Miss. Dubois. Boltt portrays Penelope Blossom on Riverdale.

6 CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: DRAG ME TO HELL (7.8)

Sabrina taking on the leadership of Hell, comes with more responsibilities than Sabrina was prepared for. When Lilith tells Sabrina that part of her job is to drag souls to Hell, Sabrina is against it. However, when she learns that a person she had always thought to be innocent was a march darker soul that she believed, Sabrina enacts a plan to condemn him.

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Meanwhile, Prudence and Ambrose continue their quest to find and kill Faustus Blackwood. “Drag Me to Hell” begins asking another series of questions when Father Blackwood says he had been away for fifteen years, not a month.

5 CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: HEAVY IS THE CROWN (8.0)

Fans and the media had suggested the concept of a crossover episode between Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale since Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiered on Netflix. While “Heavy Is the Crown” does not officially count as a crossover event, it is the first time the audience sees Sabrina and Ambrose cross into Greendale’s neighboring town of Riverdale.

Their visit comes from Ambrose tracking down King Herod’s crown, a piece of the Unholy Regalia, to the Blossom family. Instead of bringing the item straight to Hell, Ambrose insists on studying the artifact. Unfortunately, Caliban steals the crown from Sabrina and gets the credit for winning the first round.

4 CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: THE HARE MOON (8.1)

The Church of Night faces the effects of their waning magic during the Hare Moon ceremony. Refusing to lose hope, the Spellman family thinks of ways to retain and strengthen their magic. However, waning magic is not the only problem Sabrina has to face.

Although she wants things with Nick to go back to normal, things have only gotten worse. Still feeling Lucifer’s presence inside his body, Nick struggle with how to handle his emotions. His anger and desperation to find a sense of peace comes out at Sabrina as he admits that whenever Nick looks at his girlfriend, he only sees her father.

3 CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: THE DEVIL WITHIN (8.1)

The time has come for the next round in finding a piece of the Unholy Regalia. This event has Sabrina and Caliban traveling back in time to find Pontius Pilate’s bowl. However, Sabrina must avoid getting lost in time. After planning a scheme, Sabrina successfully wins the challenge, taking the bowl home with her.

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Meanwhile, the Dark Lord gets inside Harvey’s mind, preying onto his insecurities when Roz lies before him as a statue. Harvey buys into the comments and calls a group of guys to help him rampage the carnival. Hilda also feels the early stages of her transformation.

2 CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: SABRINA IS LEGEND (8.2)

In the season finale, Sabrina learns how her absence has affected her friends, family, and the town of Greendale. Decades after being tricked by Caliban, Sabrina is awoken by another version of herself and told to switch places to see what the world has become. As Sabrina walks around town, she notices how her house and most of Greendale has been left in despair, and Ambrose is the only remaining member of their family left.

Wishing to make things right, Sabrina goes back in time to make sure that the future does not happen. By tricking the Pagan witches and stopping Caliban, Sabrina successfully stops the future she had witnessed. However, deciding to break the rules even further, rather than switch places like she was meant to, or merge with her other self, the two Sabrinas choose to create a possible paradox. While one Sabrina goes home to be with her family and friends, the other remains to claim the throne of Queen of Hell.

Lilith and Ms. Wardwell finally come face to face as everything starts falling apart. While Zelda attempts to gain an alliance, Hilda’s transformation increases, physically changing her. With things getting worse, Sabrina and her friends team up with Caliban to wake up Roz from her statue-like state.

However, when Harvey’s offering does not wake up Roz, the group must go to a witch that can undo the spell on their friend. Leading into the next episode, Zelda and Hilda both go down. While Zelda kills Hilda with the plan to revive her, Zelda is shot by Ms. Wardwell.

1 CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: THE JUDAS KISS (8.8)

The penultimate episode of the season ends disastrously for every character on the show. With Sabrina on a quest to find the last piece of the Unholy Regalia, Judas Iscariot’s 30 pieces of silver, everyone must find a way to succeed without her. Unfortunately, with Sabrina absent, Hilda dead, and Zelda unconscious, the other witches, Ambrose, Prudence, and Nick, along with the mortals, are separated and outnumbered.

Meanwhile, in her unconscious state, Zelda reunites with Hilda and their brother Edward as they go through Zelda’s memories, searching for a way to come out of their war with the Pagan witches as winners.

NEXT: Every Song in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3


2020-02-06 01:02:33

Lindsay Press

10 Mythical And Historical Figures That Appeared in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina- Part 3

Warning: Spoilers for the most recent season of the Netflix show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be found in this article. It contains surprise characters, spoils twists, and reveals big plot points. If you have not watched the season in its entirety, know that several plot points will be spoiled below. 

The show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has done a fantastic job during its first two seasons at exploring a new version of the story of a familiar and beloved character that many fans grew up with (either via the original PEP comics, the darker comics on which this show is based, or the popular sitcom version of the story from the 90’s) and tying in historical and mythological elements into its plot with ease. And the shows third season is no different.

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In part three of the show, we find a young Sabrina once again torn between her duty to her friends and her destiny. She is forced to assume the throne in order to save Nick from hell, but she finds that ruling hell is no piece of cake. While trying to balance the demands of the mortal world and the world below us, she encounters several figures from classic literature, mythology, and history along the way. Today we will explore just who these people are and what they meant to Sabrina’s journey this season.

10 Pan

When a traveling carnival appears in Greendale, its younger population rejoices. But Sabrina and friends quickly realize that all is not what it seems and that there is something sinister going on. It is later revealed that each member of the carnival’s staff is not only members of a sect of Paganism that seeks to destroy humanity in order to allow the Green Man to assume rule but they are all also figures from Greek mythology in disguise.

The man who leads the carnival is truly Pan- a Greek God who can turn someone mad if they look at him for too long and are taken by his song. Agatha is sadly lost to his power during this season.

9 Circe

Another member of this mystical carnival is revealed to actually be the Greek goddess Circe. Circe has the power to turn anyone into an animal with a simple touch. She is a truly powerful figure and is not one to be trifled with.

When Hilda mentions that she keeps spiders as pets, Circe is horrified and promptly places a curse upon Hilda that will slowly turn her into a spider over the next few weeks. Hilda is not the only person who is bewitched by Circe’s magic. Harvey and his friends decide to trash the carnival to seek revenge for Roz being turned to stone and Harvey’s friends are quickly turned into pigs as punishment.

8 Barrabas

Not all of those who live in hell were ready to accept Sabrina as their queen. She was quickly challenged by a man named Caliban (explored later in this article) and is forced to compete in three trials in order to prove her worthiness of the crown. The second trial involves her having to steal the bowl belonging to Pontius Pilate but in doing so, she ends up placed under arrest and finds herself in a cell beside a man known as Barrabas.

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Barrabas is a historical/biblical who was arrested by Pontius Pilate along with Jesus Christ. Pontius asks his people which of the two should be pardoned and they demand that Barrabas be pardoned and Jesus be kept under custody.

7 Hecate

In The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the witches thank the devil for their powers and worship at the Church of Night. They believe that Satan has blessed them and they are eternally in his debt. Much of the earlier seasons of the show involve their debt to the Dark Lord.

However, once it was revealed that Satan truly did not have the witches’ best interest in mind, the witches start to distance themselves from him over the course of the third season. He punishes them for their “betrayal” by taking away their powers and Zelda ends up losing her life in a scuffle with the real Wardwell. While in the place between life and death, Zelda encounters her lost brother and realizes that they had been praying to the wrong person. Once awoken and saved, she prays to Hecate (who does not appear on screen but her powers can be seen) in order to restore her powers and pledges her eternal devotion to this figure.

Hecate is the Greek Goddess of witchcraft and magic. By the end of the season, the witches have severed ties with the devil and are devoted to Hecate, which one might argue is a better plan.

6 Pontius Pilate

During the second trial that Sabrina must undergo to prove herself worthy of being queen of hell, she travels to Jerusalem in order to steal the bowl belonging to Pontius Pilate. She is arrested but is able to trick her way out of trouble and escapes with the bowl in hand.

Pontius Pilate was known as the fifth governor of the area known as Judea which was under Roman rule. He is known as the man who demanded that Jesus be crucified.

5 The Gorgon

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The Pagan carnival is filled with greek gods, goddesses, and figures in disguise. Many of them use their powers to enhance their carnival positions and performances. The snake charmer, for example, is actually a gorgon. Tensions brew between the witches and the pagans when a snake that bite Dorcas was slain after the attack.

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In Greek mythology, Gorgons are typically depicted as women with snakes for hair. The most well-known gorgon is Medusa, who turned those who sought to destroy her into stone before this power was eventually turned back on her.

4 Robin Goodfellow

Those who know their Shakespeare were able to detect the subtle foreshadowing scattered throughout the season early on. It was quickly revealed that the quiet new students’ name was Robin Goodfellow and those who are familiar with Shakespeare’s work will know this character as the figure of “Puck.”

Puck is a trickster of sorts who plays with the humans in the play A Midsummers Night Dream.

3 Caliban

Caliban is the man who challenged Sabrina’s rightful claim to the throne. He is a confusing figure throughout the season as fans had a hard time predicting whether he was on Sabrina’s team, a possible new love interest, or was the new antagonist.

However, those who knew of the character from The Tempestunderstood his motivations right away. In this play, Caliban is considered one of the more evil characters and is known for wanting to eliminate the ruler and hurting his daughter. Since the ruler and daughter are both Sabrina, many people who were familiar with the play saw his betrayal coming.

2 Vlad The Impaler

In the final trial to become Queen of hell, Sabrina meets Vlad the Impaler in his tomb and is bitten by him (as he is a vampire) but he quickly stops due to her having celestial blood. She then lectures him on the importance of consent and takes Judas’s coins for herself.

Vlad the Impaler is a famous figure from history who is often associated as the inspiration behind Dracula and is known for his brutal techniques in battle.

1 Judas

In a fun twist of events, Sabrina is betrayed not by Judas himself but by someone wearing his face. Those familiar with the story of Christ will know that Judas is the man who betrayed him.

This is known as one of the most famous acts of betrayal in history. And, within the context of the show, is just another moment where Sabrina is likened to Christ. We are excited to see where this narrative leads in future seasons.

NEXT: Sabrina Spellman’s 10 Best Outfits From Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina


2020-02-04 01:02:48

Zooey Norman

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 10 Things That Make No Sense About The Academy of Unseen Arts

The Academy of Unseen Arts is a focal point for many of the storylines in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Sabrina’s willingness to attend is a major issue in the first season, and her conflicts with the administration and other students can get intense.

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But this academy has some structural issues compared to other witchcraft schools like Hogwarts. Some of its design may be unique and interesting, like the fact that it’s a religious private school of magic. But it still has to function as a school to be believable, and that’s where it runs into a few issues. Here are some of the more questionable aspects of Sabrina’s second school.

10 The Duration of Study

There are students at the academy who are said to be near a century old, including Prudence. But Sabrina starts going there at 16, and the ghosts of the harrowed children appear younger. Exactly how long is the school track? It’s clearly more than four years, but what are they even doing all that time? Do they have an R&D division trying to create new spells? It is stated that the acheron configuration was Edward Spellman’s thesis, but it’s never clarified how long it takes to graduate, or what the requirements or major fields of study are.

9 The Mostly Invisible Faculty

The Church of Night seems pretty small in the show. Even when they’re all gathered in the first and second seasons, there don’t seem to be many of them. But that’s no excuse to only show faculty as extras or a handful of power players. Lady Blackwood was married to the high priest, Blackwood was the high priest, and Zelda is Sabrina’s aunt. The only other faculty named is quickly killed by Hilda for threatening her sister. A couple of warlocks are seen when Zelda is introduced to the faculty, but they mostly don’t seem to exist.

8 The Location

It makes sense that an academy would’ve been started in New England because that area was colonized before the rest of the US. But they didn’t have to stay there, and really shouldn’t have. The Church of Night conceals their academy by making it look like an abandoned train station, but it would make more sense to just relocate to a far less populated area. No one would look for them if they just picked some random spot in the desert out West. It would be a lot easier to hide.

7 Some of the Subjects

Certainly, normal schools have choir and theater classes or extracurriculars. However, does this particular academy really need those? Given how long their studies appear to take, it might be wise to knock a few things off their schedules, and these don’t seem necessary for witchcraft. It would also free up the faculty used for those classes to teach something else. Maybe these just aren’t mandatory? It could make more sense as an extracurricular activity since they seem to be stuck there for quite some time, and it could get very boring without hobbies.

6 It Has A Dungeon

The dungeon has been used a few times in the three seasons of the show, but why does the academy have one in the first place? If the Church wants to have a jail of some sort, why in the world would they decide that their academy is the best place for it?

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Okay, they don’t seem overly concerned with the welfare of their students given the tradition of harrowing. But they still could’ve picked a better place. What scholastic reason do they have to justify their existence here? Trapping goblins? And why are the students able to access it without supervision?

5 They Never Have Exams

The show isn’t really about Sabrina’s schooling. But it’s still a little weird that she never has an upcoming test at the academy except when running for Top Girl or when Blackwood’s messing with her. Maybe that’s why it takes them so long to graduate. And she never seems to have other assignments, either; no potions to brew, no papers to write. At some point they must have their knowledge tested, but how does the academy do this? Is it more of a practicum than a theory test? Nothing has been shown yet, and now that the academy is depleted of students, it may never happen.

4 Class Is Always In Session

There’s a difference between a year and a school year. Maybe this is a modern invention, but it’s still a bit strange that the academy always seems to be holding classes until most of the coven is destroyed. Part of this could be explained by its nature as a private religious school. It makes sense that they would spend holidays like Lupercalia at the academy because the Church of Night owns the academy and would hold their services there. But that doesn’t explain the seeming lack of vacation time. It’s unclear what they consider a school year.

3 No Off-Campus Culture

The students of the academy do sometimes go into Greendale, but this is mostly in times of crisis when they’re trying to save or destroy something. Most of the visits are to the Spellman house. What in the world do they do for fun? They can’t just stay on campus all the time to avoid humans. It’s not clear what they do for recreational purposes. There is Dorian’s Gray Room, but that has its limits in entertainment. Do they play games? Are there witch sports? Do they go conjure random crap together?

2 Housekeeping

The faculty aren’t the only ones largely invisible in the show. For the academy to be a boarding school, they have to have some practical things like housekeeping and catering, but these people don’t seem to exist either. Laundry would certainly be essential if the students are expected to wear uniforms, and some of the students like Prudence seem to wear the same clothes frequently.

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As for the catering, are there specific witch foods? There’s a dining hall at least, but what are they serving and who’s serving it?

1 Nobody Has Parents

It’s clear that the students of the academy are often much older than Sabrina, but it’s still weird that none of them seem to have parents. Prudence believed she was an orphan, Agatha and Dorcas are orphans, Nick’s parents are dead, and even Sabrina’s parents are dead. Then there are the background students, whose parents never seem to appear even when the coven is under attack. Maybe Satanic witches aren’t that concerned about their offspring, or just feel their kids are old enough to be responsible for their own education. Shouldn’t they at least care a little when the Dark Lord shows up?

NEXT: 6 Reasons Why Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Is The Best (& 6 Why The Original Is Better)


2020-02-02 01:02:49

Sarah Brode

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Season 3: What Was In The Egg

Warning: Major SPOILERS ahead for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3 took Sabrina (and viewers) to Hell and back, but there were many other dangers in the mortal world as well, among those Faustus Blackwood and his plans, which involved a mysterious egg from Loch Ness. Based on the Archie comic book series of the same name, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released on Netflix in 2018. The series received positive reviews, and after a Christmas special in December 2018, the second batch of episodes was released in 2019.

It was a long wait for fans of the series, especially because season 2 left many questions waiting to be answered, such as the future of the coven and Nick’s fate after he sacrificed himself as prison for the Dark Lord, but season 3 is finally out – and it left many more mysteries. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3 saw the young witch trying to balance her duties in Hell as well as her mortal life, while also doing her best to keep her family, friends, and what was left of the coven safe from different threats: on the side of Hell, Caliban wanted to invade Earth and turn it into the tenth circle of Hell, and on Earth the coven was being threatened by pagans and their own Gods.

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In addition to that, Blackwood was found by Prudence and Ambrose in Scotland, where he spent 15 years inside a temporal church created by him so he could purify himself to wield unimaginable magics, and for that he needed an egg that was given to him by none other than the Loch Ness monster. But what exactly was inside that mysterious egg?

Sensing that there was something important and potentially dangerous in that egg, Ambrose decided to keep it and study it. He later discovered that it had properties that warp and affect time, which came in handy on the season finale when Sabrina needed to go back in time to avoid major catastrophes in Hell and Earth. However, that wasn’t enough to stop Blackwood, who managed to retrieve the egg from the Spellman’s house and finally performed the dark ritual he was supposed to do in Scotland, inviting the eldritch terrors to “tear through the skin of reality”.

The egg held some sort of fetus, surrounded by a clear fluid, and given that it came from Loch Ness, Ambrose preserved it in a fish tank. Eldritch terrors and creatures were popularized by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and the word “eldritch” is used to describe something that is sinister and weird, sometimes even possessing the power to alter reality. Lovecraft’s most famous eldritch is Cthulhu, who has appeared in Sabrina’s universe in the comics (Sabrina even became the bride of Cthulhu). Now, if the egg was what unleashed the eldritch terrors, it’s very possible the creature inside was an eldritch creature itself, although what exactly it was is unknown – as well as its survival outside the egg, as after Blackwood stabbed the shell, the remnants of the creature were seen at the bottom.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has progressively gotten darker and darker, and now that the eldritch terrors have been released, Sabrina and company (both in Hell and Earth) will have to prepare for the arrival of bigger and more powerful creatures that will surely be more dangerous than Lucifer himself.

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Adrienne Tyler