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I'm the Mother of Demons, the Dawn of Doom, Satan's concubine. I'm Lilith, dear boy. First wife to Adam, saved from despair by a fallen angel. I call myself Madame Satan in his honor.
— Madame Satan to George Hawthorne[src]

Madame Satan, currently masquerading as high school teacher, Mary Wardwell, is a main character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She is portrayed by Michelle Gomez.

Acting as Sabrina's frequent mentor, but simultaneously corrupting her to the Dark Lord's desires, she resides in the town of Greendale, located on the opposite side of the Sweetwater River from Riverdale.

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]

Early Life

Madame Satan began life as Lilith, the first wife of Adam. At some point in her life, she became influenced by Satan and subsequently pledged her allegiance to him, calling herself Madame Satan in his honor.

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Part 1

The woman who was originally known as Mary Wardwell was a teacher at Baxter High. One night, after watching a screening of Night of the Living Dead, Ms. Wardwell ran into Sabrina Spellman and her friends at the cinema, where she was invited to tag along and discuss the film at Cerberus Books. Ms. Wardwell politely declined on account of all the papers she had to grade.[2]

While driving home, Ms. Wardwell caught a glimpse of a young girl stumbling on to the road, causing her to bring the car to a screeching halt. She took the girl with her to her cottage, where the two conversed about Ms. Wardwell's knowledge of Greendale. When the subject changed to Sabrina Spellman, one of Ms. Wardwell's students, the girl suddenly took on a sinister persona, revealing herself to be Madame Satan when she telekinetically flung a pair of scissors into Ms. Wardwell's neck, killing her. Using a spell involving Ms. Wardwell's blood, Madame Satan was able to assume the woman's appearance. [2]

Physical Appearance

In her guise as Mary Wardwell, Madam Satan 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. In her initial appearance she takes on the form of a physically wrecked and jittery young teenage girl with filthy pale skin, matted greased hair and raggedy clothing. Her true demonic appearance consists of green skin, skull-studded eyes, no nose, and razor sharp teeth

Personality

Madame Satan is a cold, sadistic and deeply determined individual who is extremely loyal to the Dark Lord and is completely relentless and guiltless over any action she commits. She's as ancient and powerful than most witches. She is also very clever and cunning, and she a relatively motherly persona which is helpful in making a nurturing and caring façade for her persona. She also has a strong dislike for Father Blackwood and appears to enjoy irritating him although shows at least some respect for him as he does have the closest connection other than herself to the Dark Lord.

Powers and Abilities

  • Spell Casting: The power to change and control events through the use of incantations.
    • Scrying: The power to spy on people and places or receive information by using mirrors. Madam Satan spied on Sabrina to watch over her on the Dark Lord's orders.
    • Dream Walking: The power to enter another person's dreams. Madam Satan entered the Spellmans' dreams to find and save Sabrina from Batibat.
    • Necromancy: The power to control, manipulate, and resurrect the dead.
  • Telekinesis: The power to move things with the mind.
  • Shapeshifting: Madam Satan is able to change her appearance.
  • Poppet Puppetry: The power to control non-sentient beings and physical events through the use of poppets. Madam Satan used a poppet to manipulate the movements of a Scarecrow to chase and stop Sabrina Spellman from obtaining the Malum Malus.
  • Umbraportation: The power to move through shadows.
  • Levitation: The power to propel oneself into the air and hover.
  • Pyrokinesis: The power to generate, control and manipulate fire.
  • Familiar Communication: Madam Satan is able to communicate with her familiar Stolas.

Relationships

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. 2.0 2.1 Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter One: October Country". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 1. Episode 1. Netflix.