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Dorcas is a recurring character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She is portrayed by Abigail Cowen.

She is a witch and a student at the Academy of Unseen Arts, as well as a member of the Weird Sisters. She is one of the witches and warlocks who got saved by the Spellman Family after Father Blackwood tried to poison the entire coven.

Early Life

Dorcas is an orphan who grew up in the Academy of Unseen Arts, along with, Prudence and Agatha, who she had befriended at a young age, and the three of them became the dynamic trio known as the Weird Sisters. After her Dark Baptism and initiation into the Church of Night, she became a student at the Academy of Unseen Arts, and was put through the Harrowing. They later met Sabrina Spellman, who they bully because of her dual nature.

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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The Weird Sisters curse Sabrina

Prudence, Agatha, and Dorcas, a trio of teenage witches better known as the Weird Sisters appear in the woods after hearing Sabrina Spellman summon a familiar. Having eavesdropped on Sabrina, they now know with certainty that she’s going through with her dark baptism and transferring to the Academy of Unseen Arts. However, as far as they’re concerned, Sabrina being the half-breed that she is, is not welcome. Prudence warns Sabrina to stay away from the Academy as she wouldn’t want what happened to her mother and father to happen to her. Dorcas and Agatha add that it would be tragic should the accident that took their lives also befalls Sabrina. The Weird Sisters then place a curse on Sabrina. Almost instantly, Sabrina’s nose starts to bleed.[1]

Physical Appearance

Dorcas has red hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. Like her sisters, she wears old fashioned clothes with lace collars and black tights. She also wears her hair in a milkmaid braid. Underneath her human appearance, Dorcas has a more ghoulish appearance, consisting of gray skin, glowing red eyes and black rimmed teeth.

Personality

Dorcas is an ambitious and impulsive witch. She is a devout member of the Church of Night, who along with her sisters Prudence and Agatha, torments Sabrina Spellman for her dual nature. Dorcas can be quite cruel, much like her sisters, but she is also more reluctant to do such horrendous acts as murder. Although initially appearing as a willing participant, Dorcas later revealed that she was pressured by Agatha into killing Tommy Kinkle by bringing down the Greendale mines. Agatha's only regret being that Harvey survived while Dorcas, in reality, didn’t want to do it.

Powers and Abilities

  • Spell Casting: The power to change and control events through the use of incantations, commands and gestures.
    • Cursing: The power to put a curse on someone or something, causing them to phase incredible bad events, luck and/or harm.
    • Illusion Manipulation: The power to project highly realistic illusions into the physical world.
    • Necromancy: The power to control, manipulate and resurrect the dead.
  • Teleportation: The power to teleport from one location to another without occupying the space in between.
  • Mind Control: The power to make a person unable to deduce what is real and what is suggestion. Dorcas shares this gift with her sisters.
  • Telekinesis: The power to move things with the power of the mind.
  • Poppet Puppetry: The power to control non-sentient beings and physical events through the use of poppets. Dorcas used a poppet to bury Harvey Kinkle and Tommy Kinkle in the mines.
  • Telepathy: The power to read the minds of others and project one's thoughts into others' minds. Dorcas shares this gift with her sisters.
  • Precognition:  The power to receive visions of the future through dreams. Dorcas shares this gift with her sisters.
  • Longevity: While not apparent due to young age, Dorcas ages at a slower rate than mortals.

Relationships

Weird Sisters

Dorcas, Prudence and Agatha share a close bond, with Prudence acting as the leader of the trio. They grew up together as orphans in the Church of Night. The sisters look down on and bully Sabrina Spellman for her dual nature of being half-mortal. And should Dorcas and/or Agatha step out of line or act without first gaining Prudence's permission, she will have no qualms about punishing them, as seen when Dorcas and Agatha murdered Tommy Kinkle in the Greendale Mines with a remote killing spell.

Appearances

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Trivia

  • According to Abigail Cowen, Dorcas is the nicest of the Weird Sisters.[2]
  • Dorcas adores seances, as she expressed her joy in being invited by Sabrina in performing one.
  • Dorcas is an abysmal actress.

Notes

  • In the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic series, the Weird Sisters are a trio of witches who can foretell the future. They predicted that if humans and witches didn't inter-mix that it would lead to the extinction of witchery.
    • A far cry from their counterparts who despise Sabrina for her mixed heritage alone.

Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Dorcas

Promotional Images

Part 1 Screencaps

Part 2 Screencaps

References

  1. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter One: October Country". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  2. Exclusive 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Here's why the three Weird Sisters are the most chilling 'factor' in the Netflix series - MEAWW
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