To materialize these plants, Prince Phobos tried to convince the royal gardener, Daltar, to culture the evil flowers but Daltar refused. Phobos cruelly took action and transformed the gardener's family (his wife and daughter) into the first roses.
These black roses have the ability to turn anyone it has pricked by its thorns into another rose (unless they have strong magic) and so formed a barrier surrounding the castle protecting Phobos from any outside threats. Being a guardian, Will had the invulnerability to the rose's magic and survived. Even being the guardian of Earth, Cornelia had trouble holding them back as they contain Phobos's dark magic.
The Black Roses made appearances throughout Season One of the TV series, when Phobos had stolen the throne of Meridian and corrupted and tyrannized the whole kingdom before his defeat at the hands of both the W.I.T.C.H girls and his sister Elyon. He said in the Book of Secrets that after he planned to drain Elyon of her power, he will "leave her withered soul to spend eternity as a black rose".
|Arc 1: The Twelve Portals|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians)· The Oracle · Caleb · Elyon Brown · Yan Lin · Vathek|
|Villains:||Prince Phobos · Cedric · Frost, the Hunter|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Crown of Light · Map of the Twelve Portals · Seal of Phobos|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Meridian|
|Issues:||001 · 002 · 003 · 004 · 005 · 006 · 007 · 008 · 009 · 010 · 011 · 012|