Exploring Villains: The White Witch
One of the first novel series I ever got into was the Chronicles of Narnia. Within that series Queen Jadis, the White Witch, is positively prime evil. She first appeared as the main antagonist in the 1950 novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe written by C.S. Lewis. Though the films didn't complete all seven of the stories, you can still find Tilda Swinton in the role of the White Witch in the 2005 film adaptation The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and its sequels.
As the archenemy of Aslan the lion, she seeks to rule Narnia. The self-proclaimed Witch Queen is considered evil, sadistic, cruel, and tyrannical. Originally from the land of Charn, Jadis infiltrates Narnia to cast a century-long spell over the entire land creating an eternal winter. Thus, the Narnians gave her the name of The White Witch.
She is a compelling enemy not only for Aslan, but also the kings and queens of Narnia who Jadis seeks to dethrone. The White Witch uses threats or trickery to get her way. But she can also be seen wielding a dark magic staff. One of the most terrifying visuals in the film version is how Jadis wields her wand and turns those who oppose her into ice and stone. Besides, what better villain could there be than a witch!
"Original Cyn" Cynthia Vespia writes fantasy novels for deviant minds including urban fantasy vigilantes and heroic adventure fantasy.