Magica De Spell is a fictional character of the Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck universe, she is a sorceress created by Carl Barks. She constantly steals or attempts to steal Scrooge McDuck's Number One Dime, which she believes will play a vital role in magically obtaining the same fabulous wealth of its owner.
The Sorceress first appeared in "The Midas Touch", first published in December, 1961. According to Barks, he intended to create her as another recurring antagonist for Scrooge, in addition to The Beagle Boys and Flintheart Glomgold. But in contrast to Witch Hazel from Trick or Treat, first released on October 10, 1952, or Mad Madam Mim she would not be in the image of the old hag usually associated with witches. He wanted to create a youthful and attractive enchantress, so he took inspiration for her look from Italian actresses Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. He also wanted her to be seductive, amoral, and somewhat threatening. In a later interview, Barks identified a similar figure from the comic strips of Charles Addams as another source of inspiration for Magica, namely Morticia Addams of The Addams Family.
Magica was also a semi-regular on the animated television show DuckTales, where she was voiced by June Foray (using a similar Eastern European accent to that of Natasha Fatale from Rocky & Bullwinkle; in the Italian version voice actress Sonia Scotti voiced her with a heavy Neapolitan accent). Magica appears mostly in first season episodes of the show. Her only appearance in the second season is in the episode "The Unbreakable Bin". Although she appears as one of the series' major villains, she is frequently a source of comic relief: In Magica's final scene in the series for example, she attempts to send Scrooge's "tin man back to Oz", but is herself sent elsewhere in a whirlwind when a Quackenyeeken Yeeker bird yeeks in fear, causing her jar of magic dust to break open and carry her away.
- "DuckTales (Video game)"
- "DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot"
- "The Duckforce Rises"
- "DuckTales: Remastered"
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Donald Duck/Scrooge McDuck/DuckTales Villains: Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, The Beagle Boys, Grandpa Beagle, Ma Beagle, Granny Beagle, Emil Eagle, Argus McSwine, Cinnamon Teal, Lawyer Sharky, Azure Blue, Ben Buzzard, John D. Rockerduck, Spectrus, Merlock, Ottoperotto, The Beagle Babes, Beagle Brats, Volcano's Head, Mark Beaks
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