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N is for Narcissist is the fourteenth episode of season 2, and the fortieth episode overall of the TV series.

Plot

In Kandrakar, W.I.T.C.H. tell the Oracle about the Knights of Destruction. He wonders how he could not see them coming. While searching for the answer, the Mage (Nerissa in disguise) tells the W.I.T.C.H. that until the Oracle regains his 'vision' they must be the eyes of the Oracle.

Back on Earth, Cornelia reveals to Irma and Taranee that she signed them up for the car wash. While the W.I.T.C.H. are gagging at Coach O'Neil in cut-off, the Knights of Destruction attack Kandrakar, the Fortress of Infinity, while Nerissa (still posing as the Mage) corrupts the former Guardian of Fire, Halinor.

Blunk goes to Earth and tells the girls about the attack on Kandrakar. By accident, Cornelia receives the power of a Quinto-Guardian, possessing all five elements, and Nerissa tries to use this to her advantage.

Fortunately, the other W.I.T.C.H. come just in time to remind Cornelia that "being C alone is not nearly as fun".

Comics connections

  • This episode bears similarities to issue 15 of the comics, with Cornelia possessing all of the Guardians' powers and making the decision later in the story to return them.
  • In the comics, Will's father's name is Thomas. In the show, his name was changed to Tony for legal reasons.[1]

Goofs

  • During the battle of Kandrakar, Irma's top turns blue for a few frames.
  • When Will and Hay Lin are seen washing the car, a close up of Hay Lin's feet are shown to be dark purple rather then bare.

Trivia

  • Every second-season episode has a clear focus on one of the five main characters. This episode is one of 4 in the season to focus on Cornelia Hale.
  • This episode marks the first actual appearance of Tony Vandom, who was presumably present at the end of the previous episode but not yet seen.
  • It appears that alongside gaining the powers of the other Guardians, Cornelia also gains the power to conjure ice, although it is possible that, since she has power of water and air, she can conjure it straight away instead of combining powers like Irma and Hay Lin have to.
  • We see Shagon with the Mage Ring, further hinting at a connection between Nerissa and the Mage.
  • This is the first time that we see Halinor using her former Guardian powers.
  • Tridart's quote, "I love the smell of desperation in the morning", is a likely reference to the movie Apocalypse Now. This is not the only such occurrence in the series, as Phobos says a similar (but not identical) line in X is for Xanadu.
  • Having abandoned their shoes to Blunk, all five girls go barefoot for the remainder of the episode, outside the activation of their powered-up forms. Even though some girls had socks on, they removed them to avoid tearing them up. This becomes an issue for the girls three times:
    • Once, when Taranee steps on Cornelia's bare foot by accident after flinching from a tremor, and she clutches her injured toes while wincing in pain.
    • Again when everyone, Cornelia excluded, is shown following the loss of their powers, The girls are so flustered by the recent turn of events they forget to reclaim their shoes from Blunk and remain barefoot. Will's bare feet are spotted and questioned, though it isn't exactly unnatural for someone to remove their shoes during a car wash, due to their difficulty to dry if they get wet and the unpleasant feeling of wearing soaked, soggy shoes.
    • Finally, at the end of the episode, Cornelia notices her friends are still barefoot. After spending so much time clad in boots that her Guardian form provides, she forgets she initially gave up her street footwear to Blunk. This clues her in that she's reverted to bare feet. After she looks down at her bare feet, she asks, with exhaustion in her voice, "Has anyone seen my shoes?"

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