This is an Italian fantasy that has series which are written by many authors among them Canepa Barbara, Alessandro Barbuci, and Elisabetta among others. The W.I.T.C.H series saw the light of the day first in the year 2001 in the month of April before being released to go to other countries across the world. By January 2005, W.I.T.C.H had been released to reach over sixty five countries. In October year 2012, the final release of W.I.T.C.H came into being concluding the issue of over a hundred and thirty nine issues in the series.
The W.I.T.C.H series explains the story of 5 teenage girls who had been selected to be the pioneer guardians of Kandrakar. The girls were also expected to protect the universe from persons and other creatures who might have wished to harm it. It is for this purpose that the five teenage girls were given powers over the classical elements that had been entrusted to them. The elements are Taranee, Cornelia, Irma, Hay Lin, and Will whose rearrangement makes up the acronym W.I.T.C.H. The girls guard the elements of the universe namely energy, water, earth, and air.
- The twelve portals
Metamoor was introduced as a world in the first saga. It was ruled by a ruler who ruled tyrannically and his name was Prince Phobos. Prince Phobos was blamed on the disappearances of his parents, since he was so much into ascending to the throne that he could do anything. He ascended to power after the parents disappeared in Meridian. The Oracle was later lowered as a veil on the planet so as to ensure that the Metamoor did not spread to other areas that had been put under the protection of Kandrakar. However, between the earth and meridian, twelve portals opened and this led to creation of passageways for the fraught refugees and other inhabitants to gain access to the earth. The portals also led to the weakening of the veil and this prompted the sending of the guardians to be sent so as to protect it from collapsing further. The first mission of the guardian was to close the twelve portals, but it would later be known that they had been betrayed by Elyon.
- Nerissa’e revenge
Nerissa is the enemy that the guardians must face after the betrayal. Nerissa is the keeper of the heart. On realizing that the immense power of the heart was badly corrupting Nerissa, Oracle took it away from Nerissa and instead gave Cassidy, who was formerly charged with guarding water. Due to the act of being deprived of her power and charge over the heart, Nerissa was blindfolded by jealousy and thus conspired to kill Cassidy, and this she did. As a consequence of her actions, it was agreed that she had to be punished. Her punishment was to strip her of the magic that she had been having. Nerissa was also sentenced to sleep alone for eternity in Mount Thanos. The guardians therefore fight to always ensure that Nerissa remains under control to never rise again.