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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.

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".

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Part 1

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Mary runs into her students at the movies

Mary goes to see Night of the Living Dead at the movies. Afterward, she runs into Sabrina Spellman, her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, as well as their friends Rosalind "Roz" Walker and Susie Putnam. Sabrina invites with her to discuss the movie with them at Cerberus Books. Ms. Wardwell politely declines the offer on account of all the papers she has to grade.

As Ms. Wardwell is driving on the road, she sees a young girl's figure creep into view, causing her to bring the car to a screeching halt. Ms. Wardwell gets out of her car to look around, where she finds the young girl begging for help. She decides to take the girl with her, and as they are driving, Ms. Wardwell promises to help the girl get cleaned up and to call a doctor the next morning.

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Ms. Wardwell is killed

Ms. Wardwell is pouring tea for the mysterious girl at her cottage. When she inquires whether the girl was attacked, the girl simply responds by saying the "woods did". This prompts Ms. Wardwell to tell a story about the 1692 witch trials that occurred in Greendale, where thirteen witches were hanged and now haunt the woods as angry spirits. When the girl asks why Ms. Wardwell knows so much about witches, she answers by saying that she's Greendale's unofficial town historian, as well as a teacher at the local high school, Baxter High. The girl then asks about Sabrina, but when Ms. Wardwell questions her about knowing Sabrina, the girl's voice suddenly becomes distorted and she rambles about Sabrina's "bastard-of-a-father who broke sacred witch law when he married a mortal sow". The girl telekinetically flings a pair of scissors into Ms. Wardwell's neck, causing the woman to bleed to death. The girl kneels down and recites a Latin spell while touching Ms. Wardwell's blood. She takes on Ms. Wardwell's appearance and declares that she will deliver Sabrina to the Dark Lord.[3]

Physical Appearance

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

Personality

Mary Wardwell 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 as she told the girl about 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. The past passes on candles to the future if you put out your hands to take the light. 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.

Relationships

Sabrina Spellman

Not much of their relationship is known other than that she's Sabrina favorite teacher.


Adam Masters

Appearances

Part 1

Part 2

Trivia

Notes

Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Mary Wardwell
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Mary Wardwell's Gallery Can Be Found Here. The Gallery May Consist of Promotional Images, Screencaps, and Video Clips Released By Network Officials

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 EXCLUSIVE: More Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Breakdowns For Harvey Kinkle And More
  2. Gomez & Chance Perdomo Join Netflix’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series
  3. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter One: October Country". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
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