Mary's Mother (fan name Matilda) is a background character in Episode 13 as one of many audience members watching the Samhain Magic Festival; This is the first and last time she appears at any point in the show.

She has been identified as Mary's mother do to close visual resemblance between the two.


Matilda is a middle age witch with pale skin, dark blue eyes, long dark blue hair held back by two red hair clips, and horn-rimmed style glasses; she is considered by fans to be gracefully aged.

She is seen wearing a navy blue cloak and witches hat, assumed to have been provided by the school as it is not the proper student uniform, and other audience members are in the garb. Underneath this she wears a turtleneck sweater.


Although others can be heard, Matilda is the only parent seen clapping on screen; even though she looks rather unamused, her clapping despite this shows she is aware of proper social etiquette.

Outside of this, other aspects of her personality are based on personal speculation. She is assumed to be a caring mother, and willing to uphold the tradition of magic, regardless of its declining popularity.


  • Matilda, also spelled Mathilda and Mathilde, is the English form of the Germanic female name Mahthildis, which derives from the Old High German "Maht" meaning "mighty, strength" and "Hild" meaning "battle".


  • She is clearly visible for only three shots in all of Episode 13.


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