The Vampire Diaries began a mythology of vampires, werewolves, and witches. That mythology was continued with its two spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies.
While the major supernatural entities were the vampires, the witches were the backbone. The witches created daylight rings to allow vampires to exist in the day like ordinary people. Further back, we find that the original vampires were created by a witch, their mother, Esther. Conclusion, The Vampires couldn’t have existed without the witches.
As the series went on, we got to see a lot of witches, especially in The Originals. Sometimes serving as a friend, sometimes as a foe, and sometimes as neutral, their presence has always been important in this universe, they were always there to keep up the balance. Regardless of the many witches introduced, certain ones stand out more in terms of their power and their importance. Even the strongest entities throughout the programmes were the witches.
“The Italians call them Strega. The Yoruba of West Africa call them Aje, meaning mother. Where my mother was from, they called them Häxa. And here, we call them witch. Over the centuries, vampires have fought them and fought beside them, bedded them and burned them. Whether adversary or ally, they have been a force to be reckoned with.”– Elijah Mikaelson about witches in APRÈS MOI, LE DÉLUGE.
Between one of the strongest witches in TVD universe, Bonnie Bennet and Freya Mikaelson, who would win?
Bonnie Sheila Bennett is a very powerful witch and one of the main female characters on the show, The Vampire Diaries. Bonnie has done things that a normal witch could only ever hope to do. Prior to its destruction, she was the anchor to the other side. While she filled the role of counselor and confidante to all of her friends, Bonnie is a couragy, yet empathetic witch, who discovered her powers just in time to help out her family and friends.
In the beginning, before Bonnie discovered her true heritage as a witch, Bonnie had described herself as a psychic girl, but later found out that she’s a Bennett Witch from the powerful Bennett family.
Bonnie learns of her magic through Gram Bennett, another powerful witch, in The Vampire Diaries. Bonnie becomes a powerful witch, sacrifices herself for others more times than one could contact, and learns to adapt and accept.
At a point, she even becomes the gate that supernatural beings have to pass through in order to get to the afterlife. At another point, when she took the hunter power from Rayna, she makes herself sleep so that she can’t hurt those she loves. Bonnie’s magical power changes a lot of times throughout the series, at times it is strong and at times faint.
She has touched great feats such us fighting Cade, beating Klaus, reviving Jeremy and numerous other ones. She always figures out a way to teach herself the magic again or to adapt to any situation. Bonnie knows how things go in the supernatural world. She is arguably one of the strongest witches throughout the saga.
Freya is the firstborn child of Mikael and Esther, the elder sister of Finn, Elijah, Klaus, Kol, Rebekah, and Henrik. Throughout the series, Freya Mikaelson has proven it a numerous times why she’s the big viking witch. Now, it is for a fact that since the death of Dahlia in Ashes to Ashes, Freya has had many of her spells and rituals result in failure, implying that the colossal amount of power she previously possessed disappeared with Dahlia’s death as prior to Dahlia’s death she had succeeded in most if not all the spells she had cast, though this has not been stated.
Her pseudo-immortality was also reversed with Dahlia’s death as was confirmed on several occasions and with it, The Slumber Spell. It is, however, possible that Freya still has her massive power though is unable to use it to its full extent, this is due to the possibility of over-exhaustion due to her newly-gained mortality.
Yet, Freya Mikaelson is still a first-born Mikaelson witch, meaning that she might not be as powerful as Dahlia or Esther, but, if she goes to her peak, she can, if not surpass, then at least be as strong as them. Even without that, Freya Mikaelson is stronger than other witches because of her bloodline, as well as talent.
She’s the witch who finds loopholes faster than a vampire’s speed. Be it the Hollow, keeping Elijah, Kol, Rebekah and others alive, making a cure for Beast’s bite or even making a weapon to kill Marcel Gerard. She has always found a way or another to protect her family, being the eldest of them.
WINNER: FREYA MIKAELSON
The winner of this witchy battle would be the leftover sister, Freya Mikaelson! Even though Bonnie belongs to one of the strongest families of all witch history, but being a first-born Mikaelson gives Freya immense advantages. Believe me, there are really very few problems that Freya Mikaelson can’t find cure of. Irrespective of the fact that Dahlia enchanted Freya with a curse that forced her to sleep for a hundred years while amassing an abundant amount of magic and power. Unfortunately, the effects of the curse only allowed Freya to be awake and live for a single year before the cycle was repeated. Though she hasn’t lived a lot, but being old helps.
Between Bonnie Bennett and Freya Mikaelson, it's the latter who would get the victory if the two ever indulged in a battle because of the experience and talent she carries. Bonnie would not let it slip so easily too though.
Now, this simply does not mean that Freya Mikaelson is the strongest witch ever, or Bonnie is not a powerful witch. Both of them are strong, way more than conventional witches, but, between these two, it’s Freya Mikaelson who is going to pick up the victory.
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