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Ellen is the protagonist of the video game, The Witch's House.
Why She's A Wicked Witch
- She murdered her own parents and fed their souls to the Black Cat Demon, cursing their leftover spirit residue to wander a house forever and never be allowed to move on as long as the house remained standing. Admittedly, her parents kind of deserved it for her father's neglect and her mother leaving her to die.
- She murdered numerous people over the centuries and fed their souls to the Black Cat Demon, keeping their spirits trapped in the house afterward.
- She betrayed Viola and stole her body, even after all the kind things that Viola had done for her. She also cut off her own legs and gouged out her own eyes so that Viola would be left to die in the mutilated body while Ellen stole her life. Ellen even went as far as to burn Viola's throat to silence her screams of pain, leaving her mute.
- She mutilated and killed several living beings throughout the game. She amputated the limbs of a living teddy bear, forcefully fed a friendly frog to a giant snake after it had done nothing but help her, drowned the frog's three tadpole children in blood, and killed a friendly sapient flower. While these actions were necessary for her to advance, it's not like she she regretted any of them.
- Her good deeds of finding a rope for the librarian, rescuing a butterfly, and finding a ring for a living statue of a woman were only done in order for her to advance through the house. Furthermore, she demonstrated no sadness or shock upon seeing that the librarian had hung himself and the woman statue had fallen over and broke.
- Upon coming face to face with Viola, she mocked her situation, stabbed her in the eye socket, tricked Viola's own father into killing her, laughed about it, and left Viola's soul to be eaten by the Demon, dooming her spirit to wander the house with the other victims.
- She never shows any remorse for her atrocities, and ultimately gets off Scott free, succeeding in all of her goals in the end.
- There is no ending where Viola can be saved. Thanks to the Demon, Ellen is immortal and impossible to defeat.
- The story ends without any reveal of whether or not Viola's father will ever find out the truth or if Ellen will ever come to regret her decisions or suffer for her actions later on in life. We don't even know for sure if the spirits in the house will finally be able to pass on after the end of the world inevitably comes and the house is destroyed in the process, or if the house would even be present for that event (since it disappears into another dimension when not used by a witch). The entire story ends on a giant downer ending.
- She has a genuine tragedy in that she was born incredibly weak and sick, her father never acknowledged her existence, her mother tried to abandon her, and she was manipulated by the Demon. However, due to her actions, her tribulations barely hold up.
- She seems to have loved her predecessor (the spirit of the previous witch who used her magic to merge with the house) like a mother.