Winifred Sanderson is the major antagonist of Hocus Pocus, a 1993 Disney film, and its 2022 sequel.
Along with her two younger sisters, Mary and Sarah, she was a witch who lived at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. She is known for being the wisest and most experienced of the three.
In 1693, the people of Salem found Winifred guilty of practicing witchcraft, and she was sentenced to death.
Three hundred years later, Max Dennison managed to bring her back to life after she had been declared dead.
Winifred began her reign of terror in the town upon her return, with the intention of kidnapping children and stealing their souls in order to avoid herself from withering away and getting older once more.
Winifred is extremely dangerous because of her intelligence, drama, sadism, cruelty, smarts, temper, logic, competence, wisdom, wit, and wickedness.
She is so vain that she takes it personally if somebody dares to call her unattractive, and she retaliates harshly against whoever dares to do so.
Winifred is portrayed as the most jealous of her sisters because, according to Thackery Binx, she once caught her lover, Billy Butcherson, cheating on her with her beautiful sister Sarah.
In a jealous passion, she allegedly poisoned him and then sewn his lips shut with a dull needle.
What is Winifred Sanderson Powers?
Winifred, the oldest witch and the most powerful and wise of the three, has a remarkable command of evil magic. She can use dark magic to accomplish a variety of things, including Electrokinesis, Hypnotic Voice, Potion Brewing, Spell Casting, Cursing, Supernatural Strength, Bibliomancy, and more.