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I want you to remember something... that you were a good man, Harvey Kinkle. That you loved your friends, and you protected them. We hunted monsters together. We were in a band called the Fright Club. You lost your virginity to me. And afterwards, I laid on your chest, and we talked until the sun came up. You loved me for who I was... all of me. And whoever this person is that I'm looking at right now, this isn't you.
— Roz to Harvey[src]


Rosalind Walker is a main character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She is portrayed by Jaz Sinclair.

She is a powerful seer and the best friend of Sabrina Spellman. As Roz' powers started to manifest, she began to have visions of herself and Harvey kissing. This eventually led to the two of them dating, with Sabrina's blessing.

After a mysterious carnival rolls into town, Roz is transformed into a statue by a gorgon named Nagaina because the pagans viewed her as a threat. Fortunately, Roz' friends managed to reverse the transformation, providing Rosalind with the opportunity to behead Nagaina with Prudence's sword.

As the Eldritch Terrors approach, Roz learns from Nana Ruth and Mambo Marie that she comes from a long line of witches, who denied their heritage because the Walker women viewed themselves as devout Christians and witches on the other hand were known to dance with the devil. Because of this, they abandoned practicing witchcraft entirely and even outed their own kind, thus resulting in the Walker women being cursed and becoming blind when they come of age.

Character Description

Rosalind is Sabrina’s human best friend. Brash, empowered, and outspoken like her Black Panther parents, Rosalind is keeping a secret from Sabrina and the rest of her classmates—that she is not-so-slowly losing her eyesight, a fact that will put her immortal soul in jeopardy.[1]

Early Life

Rosalind was born in Greendale and became friends with Sabrina Spellman, Susie Putnam and Harvey Kinkle. She was apparently closer to her Nana Ruth than her own parents who tried push her into activities that were uninteresting to Roz's nature. At some point, she got glasses and learned of an genetic blindness in her family that affected all biological Walker women, causing them to go blind as young adults, resulting in Roz to become a bookworm as she wanted to fully enjoy reading before she herself became blind. She eventually enrolled into Baxter High and unknowingly started tapping into her powers having cryptic dreams about Sabrina. Early into her sophomore year, Roz learns that her sight is deteriorating, meaning she would soon become totally blind.

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Physical Appearance

Roz is the tallest among her girlfriends at 5'5 and has natural curly hair. She has brown eyes and wears thick clout glasses due to her slowly deteriorating eyesight. She stopped wearing her glasses after Sabrina healed her eyes. 

Personality

Roz is very self-confident, loyal, caring, and intelligent. Rosalind fears the day she loses her eyesight like all women in her family, though she remains strong and even begins to have an understanding of this affliction that has haunted her family for years when she learns from her Nana Ruth that the women in her family have the gift to see things that others one can not, such as ghosts. She is initially skeptical until she starts receiving visions of her own. It was through her visions that she discovered that Sabrina was a witch. Nonetheless, she accepted Sabrina despite her many secrets, speaking to Rosalind's character.

Powers and Abilities

Roz using her Cunning to see Pan's true form

The Cunning is a term coined by her Nana Ruth, which allows Rosalind to see things that others can not, such as visions and ghosts. All the women in her family possess this ability, which doesn't manifest until after they start to become blind. From practicing her Cunning abilities, Roz can share her visions to others at will. She can also see ghosts, the "true self" of others, and future events. She also possesses the ability of psychometry, which allows her to see an object's past events.

Relationships

Ruth Walker

Nana Ruth and Roz

Ruth was Roz' blind grandmother, who she was extremely close with, closer to than her own parents, who pushed her into activities she wasn't interested in. It's from her grandmother that Roz learns the truth about her family; that the Walker women suffer from a genetic blindness, causing them to go blind as young adults. However, in losing their sight, they acquire another ability — the gift to see things that others one can not, such as ghosts. She was initially skeptical until she began receiving visions of her own.

Sabrina Spellman

Roz and Sabrina

Roz and Sabrina have been best friends since they were five years old. They always support each other and are willing to help the other. However, their friendship was strained for a brief moment in time as there were some trust issues after Roz learned that Sabrina was a witch, but they've since resolved their issues, and they are now closer than ever. Upon realizing her true potential and resurrecting from the dead, one of Sabrina's first acts were restoring Roz' vision after she had gone completely blind.

Harvey Kinkle

First kiss of Rosalind and Harvey

When Harvey was dating her bestfriend Sabrina, Roz and Harvey were just friends. After his breakup with Sabrina and her departure to Academy of Unseen Arts, Harvey and Roz began to get closer and bond over time. After Lupercalia, they began dating. Roz supported his dream of becoming an artist and leaving Greendale to pursue that dream. Harvey, in turn, was willing to give up his goals in order to be near his girlfriend when she went blind. However, thanks to Sabrina, Roz has since recovered, and she and Harvey are still together.

Theo Putnam

Roz and Theo

Roz and Theo are close friends and have known each other since childhood, when Theo still identified as Susie. Roz was very accepting of Theo as he transitioned and defended him from bullies. She even supported Theo as he tried-out for the boys' basketball team with Harvey. Along with Sabrina, the three of them founded WICCA at Baxter High to ensure the safety of their fellow classmates as well as themselves from their intolerable male classmates. When Roz (and Harvey) began to suspect that Sabrina was the cause for her going blind, it was Theo who reminded her that Sabrina was their friend and that she would never hurt them.

Appearances

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Trivia

  • Rosalind loves watching depressing movies with subtitles.[2]
  • Rosalind never did physical activities, or learned to drive because she was preparing herself for going blind.[3]
  • In the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic series, Rosalind is a Caucasian redhead who's little more than an annoying Sabrina Spellman's classmate at Baxter High. In the TV series, she's an African-American young woman, and she's described as "the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale's minister and Sabrina's best friend at Baxter High."[4]
  • Rosalind has been compared to Dreama of the 1996 Sabrina the Teenage Witch series because of their supernatural abilities.

Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Rosalind Walker
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References