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|“||Y'all better kill ya lights.||„|
|~ Ellis as the Witch lurks in the dark.|
|“||RUN LIKE HELL!||„|
|~ Zoey running away from the Witch.|
The Witch is a special-type of Infected found in the video-games Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. She is the secondary antagonist of both games because she is the second most dangerous, after the Tank. Despite being able to kill a Survivor faster than the Tank, she will not attack initially whereas the Tank will attack a Survivor on sight, making the Tank a more serious threat.
The Witch is passive towards non-infected humans, however she is easily startled. Shining a Flash Light, standing too close, touching, or hurting the witch will cause her to become "startled" where she will target the offender.
During the Day, she is seen wandering around aimlessly, crying and covering her face. During the Night, she is seen sitting in a single spot, hunched over and sobbing. It is believed that the sunlight effects the Witch sight and behavior, causing her to try to escape the light.
The Witch will only target the one responsible for "startling" her. She runs faster then the survivors, unless she has been set on fire. If she manages to slash a survivor, it will either incapacitate them (Easy, Normal or Hard) and attempt to finish them, or kill them outright (Expert or Realism mode, any difficulty). On occasion, the witch may flee after being startled, or re-target another survivor (if she has been set on fire after being startled by someone else).
After killing a victim The Witch will run away from the person she just killed, suggesting she is remorseful for her actions but unable to stop the instinctual need to attack those who provoke her.