Witchcart, also known as Wendy Witchcart by fans, is the main villain and final boss of the 1995 platform/adventure videogame Tails' Skypatrol which is a spin-off and prequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an apparently insane old witch who simply rides around in a customized rail-cart.
Wendy Witchcart is an insane old woman and an arrogant self-proclaimed witch. She wants nothing more then absolute control and power. She also has a fondness for rail-carts which she customized her own with the help of robots under her control.
She resides with a creepy castle on a mysterious unnamed island she claims as her own. She claims she is able to turn any dissenters and enemies into crystal. Young Miles "Tails" Prower, brave best friend of heroic speedster Sonic the Hedgehog, makes this his goal is to free the island and its inhabitants from her tyranny upon his arrival there.
Witchcart's island is patrolled by an army of robots; possibly of her own construction. In addition to these mechanized legions of minions, Witchcart is served by 3 animal lackeys: Bearenger, Carrotia and Fockewulf.
Wendy Witchcart claimed to be able to turn those that refused her or against her into crystal, but judging by her actual attacks in the game, it is never really proven if she is a real witch or simply a crazy old woman: the fact she has an army of robots under her command suggests that if she is a witch she is more scientifically orientated than magically affined.
Eventually, Tails defeats her minions and finds her roaming the rails of her castle. In the battle between the 2 foes, she throws spherical sparks out of her vehicle. After being defeated by Tails, Wendy is hauled away from her castle by Tails, presumably to be deposited somewhere where she will no longer be a threat to others. Ever since than, she was never seen nor heard from again.
Appearances in other media
In Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics, Wendy has been redesigned as a troll witch and is revealed to be the twin sister of Walter Naugus, thus making her full name Wendy Naugus. Along with her brother, she is the leader of a band of misfits called the Witchcarters.
- Her name is a play on 2 words, "witchcraft" and "cart".
- In the game, she is referred to as Witchcart with the name Wendy apparently originating from the fandom.
- Wendy Witchcart shares similarities with 2 fellow tyrannical witches, the Enchantress and the Iron Queen but with a few exceptions.
- The Enchantress' desire to a legion of mindless slaves is shared by her ability to put anyone into a hypnotic trance.
- The Iron Queen is the empress of the evil kingdom known as the Iron Dominion and she is the only known Technomage who possesses an awesome art of manipulating electrical impulses and electronic signals known as Magitek (the name of a special kind of technology in the Final Fantasy series that is powered by magic), making her both magically and scientifically oriented.
- Witchcart also shares a similar trait with the power-mad evil scientist Dr. Robotnik for both have an army of robots at their command.
- The magical ability to turn people and animals into crystal that Wendy Witchcart claims to possess is possessed and demonstrated by the brute Gnasty Gnorc from Spyro the Dragon.