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Sabrina. I just woke up from the most incredibly vivid dream. [...] I, erm I remember seeing Night of the Living Dead, then waking up. Just now. Starving. So, erm, if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go and eat something because I am famished.
— Mary to Sabrina[src]

Mary Wardwell is a main character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She is portrayed by Michelle Gomez.

She was a high school teacher at Baxter High before she was killed and her persona taken over by Lilith in order to corrupt Sabrina and send her down the path of night. However, Mary was resurrected by Lilith after she became Queen of Hell and resumed her life at Baxter High until she discovered that the Spellmans were witches.

Character Description

A mousy teacher at Baxter High, Ms. Wardwell is a smart, quirky mentor to Sabrina. However, her persona quickly gets taken over by Madam Satan at the start of the pilot, and she becomes a sultry, cunning manipulator. Essentially the Devil’s Handmaiden, Wardwell’s “lessons” are designed to corrupt Sabrina per the Devil’s agenda.[1]

Mary Wardell, Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan, Ms. Wardell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator, always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night.[2]

Early Life

Mary grew up in Greendale as the daughter of elderly parents. She always loved stories, and for a time she wanted to be a librarian, but the idea of being a teacher ended up appealing to her more. After graduating from school, she moved to the big city, but returned to Greendale after her parents passed away. She became a teacher in Greendale, and she chose to live in the littlest, loneliest house. Love for her did come, but it came late. Since faraway love and a little house were not altogether enough for a story-hungry soul, she began to collect the stories of the town. Although at some point she became engaged to Adam Masters before his recent stint with "Physicians without Frontiers."[3]

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Physical Appearance

Mary is a Caucasian female in her mid-forties, tall, with dark hair and blue eyes. She prefers clothes in black or dark grey.


Mary is a timid and kindhearted women, who is very compassionate as she immediately decided to help a young deranged girl she met on her way home. Mary is also well versed in the history of Greendale, specifically the Greendale witch trials and the hanging of the Greendale Thirteen. She also always loved stories. Mary likes to think of herself as the one who tells the town the story of itself. She’s the record keeper, the keeper of faith. She has the fanciful notion that as long as she keeps the books and lives in this little house in the midst of the wild woods, nothing truly bad can ever happen in her town.


Adam Masters

Lilith, possessing Mary, with Adam

Adam was Mary's fiancé, who she loved dearly. They started dating for three years before Adam proposed to her. His work at the Physicians Without Frontiers took him away from home for several months, during which time, Mary was killed by Lilith, who also took on her persona. He returned on Valentines Day unaware that his actual fiancé had been killed. Lilith initially had plans to kill Adam, but he won her over with his kindness and never ending love. Unfortunately, when Lilith refused to kill Adam, the Dark Lord took it upon himself to rid her of this obstacle, present Lilith with Adam's head on a plate.


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See also: Category:Images of Mary Wardwell
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