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"And a Warrior should always be well turned out. Every hair in place. Every weapon sharpened. Every fingernail shining. Remember that." ― Sychorax to Wish

Queen Sychorax is the Queen of the Iron Warriors, and is Wish's mother.

Biography

When Sychorax was a baby her evil cousins stole her throne.

Sychorax met Encanzo when his snowcats led her to him. He gave her a grand, non-magical horse called Thunderbird from the Wizard Camp after losing her ride to the wolves. They both fell in love.

Afterwords, Sychorax's wicked cousin died and she became the queen of the Warriors. Since the queen of Warriors cannot marry a Wizard, she was given The Spell of Love Denied by the great wizard Pentaglion.

So Sychorax married a Warrior as she was supposed to.

Physical Appearance

Sychorax is said to be pretty. She has long, straight, golden hair that is almost always near immaculate. This is in accordance to what she tells Wish twice in The Wizards of Once: that a Warrior "should always be well turned out. Every hair in place. Every weapon sharpened. Every fingernail shining. Remember that." The fact that she says this also heavily implies that her fingernails are well looked after.

Sychorax is slender, yet muscular, and, at six feet, rather tall. Though she is physically attractive, her presence inspires great fear in her subjects. Her eyes are "sharp" and "flinty". Her clothing is white, and she wears one black pearl earring.

Personality and Traits

"But you're a tricky wicked queen with a lot of secrets, so I bet you have a secret exit to these dungeons, and a secret password too."

Xar to Sychorax while they where imprisoned in the Iron Warriors' dungeon

Sychorax is very intimidating; she is feared by all her subjects, but does not have to resort to force to ensure things stay that way. However she is shown to be rather hypocritical, telling Wish that lying is unbecoming of a warrior, but she lies frequently. She is soft-spoken, but her voice is not necessarily gentle; there is a certain edge to it, like "the bite of an adder". Sychorax is frigid, unsympathetic, and difficult to impress. She will not hesitate to punish those who disobey or fail her orders, as is evident when she ordered the Chief Guard and the sentries to lock themselves in Dungeon 308. These are all traits useful for a warrior queen, but are scientifically proven to be very bad practices to use in parenting, which probably explains the rift between her and Wish.

Sychorax exhibits great pride in the achievement of Warriors. She views Wizards as ignorant, uncivilized, and unsophisticated. She is also a very tidy person; due to this, the amour and weaponry is extremely well-polished, and the giant heads in the front hall have their beards brushed every day. Sychorax is ruthlessly calculative; she considered killing Xar or keeping him captive, either for ransom or in exchange for the magic to be taken away from encanzo and the good conduct of the Wizard tribe.

Sychorax is very clever, and is well-versed in trickery. As a result, she is somewhat cynical; she does not trust easily. An instance of her suspicious nature is when Xar demanded to be taken to the Stone-That-Takes Away Magic; she quickly inferred that Xar might have been trying to deceive her. It was also with Xar that she had a rare outburst. Sychorax is slow to anger, and usually very composed. When she loses her temper, however, she can be very insulting.

Abilities and Skills

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  • Archery: In the book Twice Magic, Queen Sychorax is quite good with a bow and arrow, as she was able to shoot down a decent amount of wolves to distract the remaining wolves and save Tor.
  • Magic: In the 3rd book, Queen Sychorax disguises herself to trick Perdita into letting her teach at her school (although it was later revealed that Perdita had seen through her disguise immediately), by use the heads of the people she has killed. She also can manipulate and use Bodkin. Despite her warrior bloodline, she is capable of using magic after being educated by Encanzo, her skills including being able to shape-shift and transform someone into a small bead.
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Possessions

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  • The Stone-that-takes-away-all-Magic: Queen Sychorax posesses a rock containing The Kingwitch, where the Kingwitch tries to steal Wish's magic-that-works-on-iron.
  • The Enchanted Sword: This sword is an incredibly powerful enchanted sword.
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Relationships

Family

Wish

"Why can't you be more like your sisters? [...] You have wilfully and inexplicably decided to go in an entirely different direction! I'm not sure why you think it's a good idea to look so ODD... so lopsided... so..."

—Sychorax to Wish

Wish is somewhat of a disappointment to Sychorax. She thinks that Wish is a failure as a Warrior, and should try harder to be a fearsome and terrifying princess. However, the ending of the first book reveals that she does care for her daughter and is willing to listen to her when the time calls.

Wish's Six Step-Sisters

All six of them are extremely loyal to her mother and Sychorax often compares Wish to them, furiously saying during Knock Three Times that she could not believe that her own daughter was so miserably unworthy compared to her step-daughters

Stern-and-True-Justice (Wish's oldest step-sister)

"Here she is, the weird little rat. Looking even more odd and weak tan ever. She is a dreadful, dirty little beast. Do you want us to kick her for you some more, Mother?"—Stern-and-True-Justice to Sychorax

Stern-and-True-Justice is the eldest stepsister, also just called Justice.

Vengeance (Wish's older step-sister)

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Vengeance is supposedly the second oldest step-sister of Wish.

Tenacity (Wish's older step-sister)

Tenacity is Wish's third oldest step-sister.

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Unrelenting (Wish's older step-sister)

Unrelenting is Wish's fourth oldest step-sister.

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Unforgiving (Wish's older step-sister)

Unforgiving is Wish's second-youngest step-sister.

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Drama (Wish's youngest step-sister)

"Now she's in for it,"

—Drama about Wish

Drama is Wish's sixth stepsister.

Appearances

Trivia

  • Sychorax's name may be based off Sycorax's, a character in William Shakespeare's play, The Tempest. In Shakespeare's play, she is a witch — an ancient, powerful one — so their similarity in name may be intentional as Sychorax was trying to become a sorcerer in The Wizards of Once. In The Tempest, Sychorax also had a son called Caliban, a name similar to Caliburn.
  • She and her daughter Wish are the only Warriors who have been confirmed to be able to perform magic.
    • She is also the only Warrior who's magic did not originate from a wizard, as she was capable magic after she was educated by Encanzo, despite being pure-Warrior, while Wish gained her magic from the true-loves kiss between her mother and Encanzo
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