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Tituba
Tituba S03 Official Photoshoot
Biographical Information
Home
Type

Cunning Woman / Witch

Occupation
  • Handmaiden (formerly)
  • Seer
Status

Unknown [1]

Significant Kills

Alexander Corwin

Physical Information
Height

5'8" (1.73m)

Hair Color

Brown

Eye Color
  • Brown (formerly)
  • Gold
Relationship Information
Relatives
  • Father †
  • Mother
  • Sisters
Supernatural Information
Significant Spells
  • Necromancy
  • Assuming control over Mary's familiar
  • Setting up and Completing the Grand Rite
  • Obtaining the status and abilities of the Seer
  • Breaching the Wall of Silence to resurrect Mary
  • Summoning the Dark Lord in his marred flesh
Powers
Character Information
Portrayed By
Season(s)

123

Episode Count

33

First Appearance

The Vow

Last Appearance

Black Sunday

Save your pity. You understand nothing. It is not revenge I seek any more than a surgeon seeks revenge on the carcinoma he removes. You people are the carcinoma. You cannot hate the Puritans more than I. Were it only a matter of Puritans. They are but one tiny tribe of you criminals, murderers, and hypocrites. You set out from your lands to discover the world... as if the world wasn't known to the people who lived there. Every place you people set foot on this earth is a crime! And then you have the audacity to complain when others would dare to treat you with the same cold, calculating slaughter that you have dealt every other people in this world. Believe it or not, I am truly sorry that you must be lost in the storm... but I know you, Mary. You are too smart not to see that what is coming is no crime, but justice. Cruel perhaps, but justice.
— Tituba to Mary Sibley

Tituba was a very powerful witch who served as a handmaiden to George and Mary Sibley at The House of the Seven Gables. Abducted and enslaved as an innocent child, Tituba became a witch as a means to avenge the molestation and murder of her family as well as to free herself from the cruel and inhumane oppression that she endured from the Europeans. Later in life, Tituba became even more powerful after she was imbued with the powers of a Seer.

Tituba is portrayed by actress Ashley Madekwe.

Early Life

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Tituba meets the Kanaima.

Originally from the Arawak tribe, Tituba was born and raised in a South American village before she was abducted from her homeland and sold into slavery. Tituba explained how the Europeans invaded her village and murdered most of the men who lived there, including her father. Before the Europeans brought Tituba to the New World, the Puritans forced Tituba to watch as they raped her mother and sisters. Tituba claims that she too would have been raped, had she not have been a child. Soon after that, Tituba was sold into slavery where she was abused and neglected by all of her masters, except for the Walcotts. Tituba implies that in spite of the cruelty that her masters inflicted upon her, they still raised her by the Christian Bible, where she was brought up to believe that the Christian God was an all-powerful and benevolent God who loved all of his creations, including her. However, Tituba claims that in spite of her faith in the Christian God, whenever she would cry out for God to save her, he never did. It wasn't until the Kanaima appeared to Tituba in the woods that her life changed for the better. Not only did the Kanaima care for Tituba throughout the rest of her childhood into adulthood, but he empowered her and taught her everything there was to know about witchcraft.

Personality

Tituba is ambitious, determined, faithful and mysterious. She is loyal to the witches cause and will stop at nothing to ensure that Mary upholds her duty to complete the Grand Rite. Tituba is also shown to genuinely care about her mistress, Mary Sibley, and is very protective of her. Tituba is also extremely vindictive, as she bears a grudge against the Puritans for the humiliations suffered during the period of slavery. Contrary to what may seem, the woman also showed a certain fragility when it comes to Mary Sibley, due to the deep feelings that she's feeling for her.

Physical Appearance

Tituba is a tall beautiful young woman with a light-brown complexion, dark brown eyes and medium length brown hair that is naturally curly. She has a slim physique and usually wears plain dresses in a variety of dark colors such as black, dark blues and burgundy. She normally wears minimal jewellery, usually only a pair of small earrings.

Throughout the Salem Series

SEASON ONE


September, 1685

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Tituba and Mary in the woods

Tituba was concerned about the fate of her mistress, Mary Walcott after John Alden left Salem to join the militia. Courageously, the two women came out at night from their home to head into the dark woods surrounding the harbor town. Though Mary was frightened, Tituba told her not to fear the woods, and the two came to a clearing at the roots of an old tree. At this point, Tituba let Mary lie down on her back and began to undress her, revealing Mary's pregnancy and exposing her concern over what George Sibley would have done to her and the unborn child had he discovered such secret. Tituba then began to spread Mary's face and belly with an ointment, spurring her to renounce her unborn child in a compact with the Devil. While Mary was hallucinating, Tituba carried out her task and when Mary regained consciousness, the baby was gone. Tituba, therefore, embraced a weeping Mary, reassuring her that the whole world would be hers in return.

1692

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Tituba reminding Mary her duties to the Devil

During the long stay of John Alden away from Salem, Tituba performed some divinations to locate him at Mary's request, without apparent success. At the same time, Tituba helped Mary in her transition from Mary Walcott to Mary Sibley, becoming the richest woman in town via her marriage to George Sibley himself. When John Alden eventually returned to Salem after seven years, Mary turned furiously against her friend, asking for explanations. Tituba answered that those spells were not like counting sheep, but rather shadows. She then added that John's return was irrelevant when compared to Mary's achievement after her compact with the Devil. Tituba reminded her sister witch how the Devil saved her from the wolves, raising her to her full power, and the duties she was meant to fulfill. Tituba, then, suggested her to save her anger for the Kenaima, instead of wasting tears over John Alden. The following night, with the approach of the full moon at its peak, Tituba reached Mary in the public square, where she was conversing with Giles Corey and Cotton Mather.

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Tituba with her witch's shaft

Once in the intimacy of Mary's boudoir, Tituba extracted her witch's shaft from its hiding in the stick of a broom and approached the bed to rub Mary's forehead, bridge of the nose and lips with an ointment while chanting an eerie incantation describing the Witches' Sabbath. Then, Tituba began to raise Mary's skirt, caressing her legs with the shaft before bringing Mary to sexual climax, triggering her astral body to travel to the Sabbath. While Mary projected her spectral double in the woods, Tituba oversaw the unconscious body until Mary was forced to return to it due to someone breaking their circle. Concerned with discovering the identity of the mysterious witness, Tituba was with Mary in her boudoir while she instructed Magistrate Hale, another undercover witch of their Hive, to find out who broke their circle, thus revealing their plan to overthrow the Puritans once and for all in front of a paraplegic George Sibley. (The Vow)

Tituba warned Mary of the risk that tears would have on milk used to feed her familiar toad. While Mary was distraught for the girl she once was, and her lost chance of a normal happy family where she could have feed children instead of toads, Tituba warned Mary about her duties, reminding her that the Grand Rite had begun, and the earth craved more blood. Thus, spurring Mary to find out another innocent to kill. As Mary reacted badly, claiming to be well aware of her duties and ordering Tituba to mind her business, Tituba answered back that her duty was to ascertain Mary wouldn't fail them. Angered by the discussion, Mary confided Tituba how she would use a monstrous unborn child to increase the hysterical witch hunt, with Tituba's great satisfaction for her mistress's plan. (The Stone Child)

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Tituba and Mary witnessing the disposal of Bridget's Bishop's corpse

The cries of the citizens near the gallows prompted Mary and Tituba's attention. The two women looked out to the balcony of Mary's boudoir and saw Isaac Walton taking away Bridget Bishop's corpse while the citizens were insulting the body of the last "witch" executed in Salem. Later, when John Hale decided to use Isaac as the next victim against Mary's will, it caused a rift inside the hive. Concerned that Mary was getting soft, Tituba reached her at her working table and expressed to her mistress her doubts about ruining their great plan for someone like Isaac, or John Alden. Mary replied that the reason of her recent actions was not caused by a soft heart, but to demonstrate to John Hale that she was in charge, not him. To end the conversation, Mary fed her snake with a small white mouse, with Tituba's approval. (In Vain)

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Tituba and Mary facing Hooke's threats

Tituba and Mary were walking the market when they came across Reverend Lewis and his daughter, Mercy. As Mary spurred Mercy Lewis to fall prey to a crisis likely to indicate a next victim of the trials, Tituba witnessed the outcome with joy until Mary lost control over the girl. Having lost control over the girl, Mary and Tituba had an extraordinary encounter in the woods with other witches. John Hale and another woman expressed doubts about Mary's ability to carry out her task, pointing out that Hunter Moon was close and no victim was dead yet. Tituba replied angrily that their success was due solely to Mary, stating that it was thanks to Mary if they ceased to be prey to become hunters, proving her loyalty to her mistress.

Moving away from the others, Tituba said they needed answers and Mary replied that they would be got soon through scolding Cotton Mather. The following night, Tituba was pleasantly surprised by Mary's intentions with Mercy, namely to leverage on the dark side of her soul, just like Tituba once did with her. Leaving Mary to her task to subdue Mercy once again, Tituba worked to get rid of William Hooke after he had threatened to denounce Mary Sibley as a witch. Since Mary had requested discretion about the murder, Tituba secretly visited John Alden at his house, using the man as a hitman for her dirty work. To win his trust, Tituba told John that William Hooke had threatened to divulge false rumors about an illicit relationship between Mary and John himself. That was enough to convince John to get rid of Hooke. (Survivors)

While helping Mary to wear her cloak, Tituba asserted that she had once thought that Mary's stubbornness was a virtue, but she was no longer certain about it. In addition, she suggested eliminating Mercy if she had become a threat to their cause. Later, both Mary and Tituba were at the pier to deal with some business tasks. There, Mary asked questions to Mr. Richards about William Hooke's trades. While distancing themselves from Mr. Richards, Tituba affirmed that no one would have found Captain Hooke anymore, to which Mary asked Tituba not to tease her curiousness. The two were approached by Magistrate Hale, requesting Tituba for concocting a herbal tea to heal Mrs. Hale's food poisoning. After distancing themselves from Mary, Tituba immediately revealed the Magistrate that both Mary and she had realized he had used an excuse, spurring Hale to reveal his true purpose. As soon as the Magistrate revealed that he wanted to get rid of John Alden once and for all, he had the maid's full attention. Once home to retrieve a few things, Tituba was interrupted by Mary on the front door, wanting to know where she was going so stealthily. Tituba answered she was going to the apothecary to buy some Cascara Sagrada bark as they didn't have any left. Although Mary did not believe the lie, she did not hold Tituba at home. The maid, then, reached John Hale in the woods, finding the man in the company of the Ghoul, and Tituba ordered the latter to fetch her a rabbit after approving Hooke's sliced face. Tituba teased the Magistrate, asking him if he wanted to stay to witness her necromantic ritual and telling him that "Once a man dabbles in the dark arts, it's difficult for him to return to the light." Left alone at dusk, Tituba tied the severed face to branches so that the skin was stretched and killed the rabbit to shed the blood on the sliced face while chanting some eerie words of power, summoning William Hooke's spirit from Hell. In a short time, the sliced face became alive and Tituba questioned the deceased about John Alden's secrets. At night, Tituba was preparing some concoctions in the House of the Seven Gables living room when Mary entered the room, asking Tituba where she had been since she wasn't at the market. Tituba lied, saying she went to the woods to fetch the herbs herself. Angered, Mary ignited the lamp that was on the table with a simple glimpse, accusing Tituba to be a liar and warning her to stop lying. Tituba, then, claimed to be the only ally that Mary had left, while the rest of the hive was plotting behind her. (Lies)

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Tituba threatening Petrus

After Mary rescued Mercy and brought her home, Tituba watched over her with disgust as Mercy overfeed herself with all the food on the dining table. When Mary came to Tituba's back, asking if she was worried about silverware, Tituba expressed her disgust for Mercy, asking Mary when she was going to kill the girl. In response, Mary ordered Tituba to bathe Mercy and dress her, then burn her old dress. Later, Mary was shaving George's beard in the company of Mercy when Tituba entered the room and told Mercy to go away, but Mary ordered the maid to bring George out of the room, thus leaving Mercy and her alone. Tituba obeyed, annoyed to have been ousted. While Mary and Mercy spent the afternoon together, Tituba visited Petrus in his hut in the woods. The Seer complimented Tituba for her skill to walk unseen and unheard, like her mistress. Tituba, then, claimed that Mary learned every secret from her and when Petrus asked how often the student surpass the master, Tituba shushed the cunning man and killed one of Petrus' cockroaches by crushing it into the palm of her hand. Tituba inquired about the Samhain; Since she was not in town, she was supposed to be in the woods, that Tituba referred to as Petrus' woods. While Tituba was leaving, Petrus warned her that Mary was in the woods, implying some secrets ongoing at Tituba's back. Tituba shushed the cunning man again, reminding him his place. Once back home, Tituba bathed Mercy barely choking back her disappointment at the fact that Mercy had met the 'Dark Man,' thus becoming a witch herself. In spite of Mercy's suffering following the brutal encounter, Tituba reminded her that she was just another tool at Mary's disposal. A jealous Tituba also warned Mercy that the mistress of the house was hers. Mary entered the room, claiming to have arrived in time before Tituba drowned the "poor Mercy." The maid expressed her disappointment, saying that Mary had not been able to kill the girl. Mary answered it was not true and that if mercy was a witch, she could not accuse other witches. (The Red Rose and the Briar)

Tituba reached Mary in her boudoir, where she was watching Mercy sleeping on the bed. Tituba again expressed doubts about Mercy's initiation, and when Mary wondered if Tituba had certainties at Mary's initiation time, Tituba replied that she was sure, asserting that she had saved her life and would never stop protecting her. Afterwards, the two began to think of a plan to put their hands on the Malum, currently in possession of John Alden.

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Tituba anointing her hands with flying ointment

Mary expressed the intention to probe his mind during sleep, but Tituba tried to dissuade her, as Dream Walking is a very risky practice since intruding into a man's mind brought many risks, both on the subject and above all on the witch performing the ritual. Tituba, then, tried to make sure Mary did not just want to look for John Alden's love for her. Tituba's supplications to look for another way led to nothing, and the handmaid was forced to perform the ritual for detaching Mary's conscience out of her body and straight to John's mind. The young witch smeared her mistress's face with an ointment while chanting and caressing Mary's thighs, unaware that Mercy was secretly spying on their work.

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Tituba holding the Malum

In the following hours, Mary again repeated the magic operation to project into John's dreams, much to Tituba's disappointment and jealousy. When Mary tried again for an attempt to dream walking, she found herself lost in John's nightmares, and Tituba managed to wake her up in time before losing her beloved Mary forever. Once Mary recovered a little from the shock, Tituba scolded her mistress for having sent Mercy alone during her first travel outside the body. Tituba, then, ordered Mercy to get dress because she needed her to steal the Malum from Giles Corey's grave while Mary recovered. When they were at the cemetery, Mercy boasted of having killed Mrs. Trask and Tituba scolded her, as Mary demanded her to scare the woman, not to kill her. By doing so, Mercy had triggered an angry mob claiming the Barkers blood, accused of being witches responsible for Mrs. Trask's death. Yet Tituba sympathized with Mercy's craving to be free from the abuses. (Our Own Private America)

To Be Added (Eps. 1x08-13)


SEASON TWO


To Be Added!


SEASON THREE


Bleeding and in pain, Tituba is wandering in the woods after being brutally attacked by a flock of crows that have blinded her. Disheartened, Tituba stumbles on her own footsteps when the voice of Petrus echoes around her, inviting Tituba to reach his hut where he made Tituba aware of her new abilities of a seer, obtained by swallowing his eyes. Petrus then urges her to see the future that witches have built by giving the Earth to the Devil himself. Tituba sees a fiery wasteland and a red sky as the flames of Hell.

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Tituba foresee Hell on Earth

Tituba has nothing else to do but to dig up her sister witch, Mary, and head to the Essex Stronghold to convince the elders of the Hive to help her in an almost impossible task: raise the dead. The elders are reluctant, judging Mary Sibley nothing but a traitor, but Tituba manages to persuade the ancient witches and together they perform the ritual by laying Mary's corpse in a hollow tree trunk, where she is wrapped in a protective chrysalis made of roots. Following the ritual, Tituba approaches the enchanted chrysalis and is almost strangled by a newly resurrected Mary Sibley.(After the Fall)

At all intimidated by the insults and anger of Mary, Tituba advises her former friend that the resurrection through the primordial tree has her confined to Salem, and that will be Mary's task to kill the thing that inhabits her son. Tituba then puts Mary's hands on her empty eyes so that she might see the corpse of John Alden and the rest of the carnage that would be carried out by the Dark Lord. Once she convinced Mary, Tituba must now convince her opponent in love and enemy. Safe in Petrus' hut, Tituba projects an attractive version of herself - with her eyes still intact, clean clothes and jewellery - at Alden's house and made the man aware of the disastrous future that will happen, ordering him to infiltrate within militia to fight the raiders and the war outside Salem. At first, John is reluctant to trust Tituba and even goes so far as to insult and try to strangle her, but Tituba's projection is intangible.

Driven by necessity and cunning, Tituba's looking for the perfect aid between Petrus's stuffed animals until she finds a black cat, to whom the sorceress removes the eyeballs and use them to brewing a concoction formed by unsavory ingredients, including herbs and cockroaches crushed in a mortar. Before starting to brew the potion, Tituba sewed the cat's hollow eye sockets with red yarn. After setting fire to the contents of the silver cup, Tituba sips the potion and breathes life on the stuffed animal that comes alive at the exact moment when Tituba's hollow eye sockets are filled with supernatural feline eyes. She has regained her sight, and uses the cat to spy on the surrounding area, exactly like Petrus did with his animals. (The Heart Is A Devil) Continuing to use self-made her familiar to spy on The House of the Seven Gables, Tituba discovered Mary's fate in the hands of the Sentinel. (The Reckoning)

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Tituba in the woods

Bothered by having to do it all alone, Tituba resorts to magical arts to save the day. Always by means of her supernatural eyes, the wise woman discovers that Cotton Mather has been abducted by two mysterious individuals, who have a house in the woods. By quartering a deceased dog, she picks up from the dog's stomach a little hare. After having chopped the hare as well, Tituba extracts from it a kind of black egg, which she uses to halt a spell of the Devil himself. Breaking the egg with his bare hands, in fact, Tituba knocks out the flock of crows chasing Cotton, which in the meantime had managed to escape from his captors. Once Tituba has convinced Cotton to follow her into the hut, the woman reveals the Reverend the imminent birth of a child who is already asleep in its mother's belly. She then invites Cotton to make a decision: stay in Salem and stop the devil, or cross a mysterious door and reach any destination he desires. (Night's Black Agents)

Concerned about the fate of her sister witch in the House of the Seven Gables, Tituba appeared in Mary's bedroom, feeding the worm of suspicion about a potential traitor within the Essex Hive. At the request of Mary, then, Tituba informed the Essex Elder about it, showing her a vision of the Dark Lord plotting with an unknown party. Enraged by the discovery, the Essex witches killed the member of the hive indicated by Tituba. Later, Tituba was visited by the Dark Lord in her cabin in the woods, revealing Tituba as the actual traitor. In fact, Tituba is still at the service of the Father of Lies, waiting for her reward for years of loyalty. Unsatisfied by the continuous demands of the Devil, Tituba asked it was made a new pact, signed in blood. Using the claws of her black cat to scratch the palm of the Devil, Tituba licked the blood. At this point, the Devil told her to kill his brother. (The Commonwealth of Hell)

Using Grimalkin as a spy on the streets of Salem, Tituba projected herself into Alden's house to inform him about a mission for him, and how little time was left to complete their intent to stop the end of days. Since no Alden was preparing to cooperate, Tituba arranged a meeting between Mary and John in the woods, snatching Mary from the Devil's house through magical means. Tituba and Mary, then, were made aware about the jewellery containing red mercury stolen by John to a French commander. Leaving the two lovers alone, Tituba left. Later, Tituba and John met in secret so that the woman instructed the captain on how to forge an Angel Dagger, a blade infused with enough power to destroy the mortal body of an angel. Despite John's scepticism, Tituba gave him a vial with some herbs to be used during forging. (Wednesday's Child)

When the Essex Hive performed the ultimate sacrifice to bestow unto Mary enough magical power to defeat the Devil in his human form and return him to hell, Tituba took advantage of the cover of darkness to retrieve the dismembered limbs of the vessel. (The Man Who Was Thursday)

Sought refuge in Petrus' hut, Tituba was busy mending the dismembered body of the vessel using a ritual similar to that used to resurrect familiars through cunning craft, using red thread and unknown herbs arranged on the table. In the middle of the work, she was visited by Mary, and had to hide the body under the covers, risking to be discovered by the former friend when she nearly discovered the Devil's vessel's severed head floating in the water tank. (Friday's Knights)

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Titua sewing the Dark Lord's dismembered body

Attracted by the voice of her master beyond the Hell Gate, Tituba crept between the walls of the House of the Seven Gables, where she was again blinded by Mary when the latter broke Grimalkin's neck, breaking the link between the witch and her familiar. The two had a fight, and Tituba revealed her displeasure at the fact that Mary was a collateral victim to reach a bigger plan. Tituba then revealed her contempt for the Europeans, and their arrogance to colonize and enslave people all over the world like animals, plundering the world as they please. Having made it clear her true colors, Tituba left the room so Sebastian and Anne Hale could complete the last stage to conduct the Great Terror by opening the Gate of Hell. (Saturday Mourning)

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Tituba foreseeing her tragic fate

While Tituba was busy enjoying their success grinding some herbs in her shut, Tituba was visited by Anne Hale during her killing spree because she wanted to silence anyone who could undermine her rise to power as the true Queen of the Night. Anne then laid her hands on Tituba's eyes, showing the seer the sad reality of her assumptions; or how the world in the future would be built on blood, sweat, and blood of people like her. Tituba was then shown with no mouth trapped inside of a cage in a slave ship overflowed of prisoners, leaving open about her future as it is not clear whether this was just a vision created by Anne to scare her, or Tituba's personal hell. (Black Sunday)

Powers and Abilities

Tituba is a powerful witch who has successfully manipulated all the events leading up to the completion of the Grand Rite through her "mistress" Mary Sibley. Tituba is also one of the two known witches beside Countess Marburg to have been taught witchcraft directly by the Devil himself, when she was still a child.

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Tituba's Pact with the Devil

She has shown herself to be knowledgeable and skilled in various practices of witchcraft and unlike Mary who is occasionally reckless in her practices, Tituba understands the limits of her abilities. This is due to the fact that Tituba has taught Mary most of her skills, implying that all of Mary's abilities are also Tituba's abilities, though she relies on them less often. She is also learned in the history of ancient witches and European hives and easily figured that Anne is a Cradle witch of a powerful bloodline. According to her hive, Tituba is the most gifted necromancer among their witches, though unknown to them she also taught Mary the same practices. Tituba's noteworthy skills in necromancy were invoking the spirit of William Hooke by using his skinned face and a rabbit as a sacrifice.

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Tituba eating Petrus' eyes

Tituba is also the one who usually sends Mary to the Sabbaths and the one who presides over her body. She is also the one capable of sending witches into a dream-walking trance as she often did with Mary when the latter needed her aid. Tituba was also shown to be highly skilled in illusion spells fueled purely by her sheer will as seen when she caused John to believe that Petrus' corpse was talking to him. During their sexual intercourse, she was able to glamour herself as Mary, in order to manipulate John. Along with Mary, Tituba has practiced several powerful spells, such as the one to locate and link Corwin to the head of a ram, which the two used to kill him. With Mary's aid, Tituba was also able to transform the former's familiar into a bird. As seen with other witches, Tituba demonstrated an inhuman durability as she seemed to heal quickly from the tortures inflicted upon her by Increase Mather.

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Tituba's Control over Fire

It was also said that she practiced divination in order to locate John for Mary, though nothing came of this. It is possible that after her ingestion of Petrus' eyes, her psychic powers have increased drastically as he served as the hive's seer. Tituba also had some form of control over the elements, as seen when she was able to hold hot coals without inflicting any harm on herself.

She is one of the most powerful witches of the Essex Hive, having taught and made Mary into the powerful witch she is and initiating her into witchcraft in the first place.
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Tituba regains her sight

Despite having left behind the lustful Malice for a short period of time, to pursue a sort of cunning craft enough strong to match witchcraft, Tituba proved to be equally and remarkably capable of performing rituals and spells, even able to hinder a spell cast by the Devil himself. As the seer, Tituba knows the past, present, and future of whoever she wishes. Her psychic abilities are also increased by the support of a familiar that she herself infused with magical powers, a black cat that allows her to reach long distances and spy on her enemies. Worthy of note is also the ability to project herself anywhere she desires and assuming the aspect that most pleases her, healing wounds and scars and appearing at the peak of her beauty. In addition to projection, obtained without falling into a paralysis, Tituba is also a mistress of teleportation.

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Memorable Quotes

Tituba (to Mary Sibley): "Do not fear the woods."
-- The Vow
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Tituba (to Increase Mather): "You cannot know what I have done, or who I served, until you know why."
--in The House of Pain
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Tituba (to Increase Mather): "I am not a witch. I am not a puritan. I am of the Arawak tribe. Or I once was. But I close my eyes, and I can still see the green of my jungle and the deadly white of the Englishmen's faces. I had never seen skin like that, so white when we see them walking towards us, we think they are ghosts. Slavers. They slaughtered many of our men, chained the rest, and have their way with the women. I am too young to be of use to them, but my mother and sisters are not. And they forced me to watch. Later, in chains, I look back, and they're burning the huts of my village, and I see two red eyes staring back at me, out of the trees. And the red eyes speak to me, "Tituba, you are mine.""
--in The House of Pain
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Tituba (to Increase Mather): "And who started this war between Puritans and witches? The mighty many of you? Or the scattered few of them?"
-- in The House of Pain
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Increase Mather: "When exactly did you sell your soul to the Devil? "
Tituba: "My body was bought and sold many times, but never my soul, not until I came to Salem. I am a child in a cage, given less to eat than the animals on the ship. I fear I will never see the sun again. And then a man comes. It was he that brought me to Salem, only to be bought and sold again. I am sold from hand to hand, from man to man. But at least I am no longer in a cage. And my final owner is not cruel. The Walcotts give me a bed to sleep in. Their girl child, Mary, treats me almost like a sister. But still at night, I weep for my mother, and I ride a river of tears out of my straw bed, into the dark woods."
Increase Mather: "The dark woods? Who do you meet in the dark woods? "
Tituba: "The Kenaima. He has come to save me. Save all of us. He draws to him all who hurt, all who hide, all who hate, all who thirst for justice, gathers us into the circle and promises us a leader, a savior, one who will crush our enemies with a mighty fist. And he keeps his promise!"
--in The House of Pain
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Tituba (to Increase Mather): "Don't you see? There are no witches. There are only poor people like me who are hunted and harried. Tortured and slaughtered and for no reason other than they are not you!"
-- in The House of Pain
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Tituba: "I, traitor? I, who have endured the worst that sick man could inflict upon my flesh to protect you? I think not. 'Tis you who have betrayed those who nurtured you. You who have turned your back on everything we have planned these long years!"
-- in Dead Birds
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Tituba (to Mary): "Well, I'm sorry to tell you, but your sacrifice accomplished precisely nothing Saved no one, least of all John Alden.If you want to save the life of your love, it is not enough to kill yourself. You must kill your son."
-- The Heart Is A Devil
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Tituba (to John Alden): "How frustrating. I must save the world through two stubborn fools that only want to save each other."
-- The Heart Is A Devil
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Cotton Mather: "I know you. You are a witch."
Tituba: "Whatever I be, if I served him would I have saved you? Come."
-- Night's Black Agents
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Tituba (to the Devil): "I have resurrected and delivered Mary Sibley to you. I have kept John Alden far from your door. And then, I sent you Cotton Mather when all your other witches failed. I have earned my reward and my vengeance! "
The Dark Lord: "Indeed, you have. And all shall be as we agreed once you arrange this one last matter."
Tituba: "One more? And then another and another and another. I've served you because it was to our mutual benefit. But you make me a pact here now. I will do one last errand for you, and you will deliver on all your promises to me."
The Dark Lord: "And how shall we seal our pact? "
Tituba: "In blood. "
-- The Commonwealth of Hell
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Trivia

  • Historically it is unknown if Tituba was of Native American or African descent.
    • Since in the first season Tituba has referred several times to the Devil as "Kanaima" is possible that the authors have decided to give the woman Caribbean origins since "kanaima" is a term in the Carib language used to describe an evil spirit.
    • Her Caribbean origins are confirmed in"The House of Pain," when Tituba claimed to descend from the Arawak tribe.
  • Historically Tituba was the first to be accused of witchcraft but was never executed, and it is unknown what had happened to Tituba after the Salem Witch Trials. [2]
  • Ironically, in spite of being the Devil's most loyal and pious servant, the Devil blinded Tituba for her treachery against Mary Sibley.
  • Tituba claims that she taught Mary Sibley everything she knows about witchcraft, implying that Tituba has all of the powers displayed by her mistress. Tituba also claims that unlike most witches, the Kanaima himself taught her about witchcraft, implying that Tituba is more powerful than she appears.
  • The description given on official Instagram to accompany the promotional photos of the third season is as follows: "Tituba: the mysterious handmaiden turned traitor."
  • WGN America Salem official website described Tituba as:

"Mysterious and mysteriously ageless, Tituba is the indispensable helper to Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful woman. Tituba is ostensibly Mary’s servant in the Sibley household, but in private, behaves as if she’s Mary’s superior. There is a great deal of history between Tituba and Mary – they have experienced unthinkable deeds throughout the years. Although closely tied to Mary, the beautiful and exotic Tituba has powers and secrets all her own."

  • The updated summary description of the character for the third season described her as:

"Mary Sibley’s mysterious servant has eaten Petrus’ eyes and now has the abilities of a seer. From the dead, Petrus shares a horrifying vision of hell on earth and she knows Mary Sibley is the only who can stop the Devil boy."

  • On Twitter, Ashley Madekwe said that it takes over an hour to do the prosthetic scarring on her face. Additionally, prosthetic flaps cover her own eyes so vision is limited. [3]
  • During Ask Salem interview, Ashley Madekwe said that her favourite props are the animals, especially the rabbit with which she had to shoot the Necromancy scene in the first season. She does not like insects, though. Ashley Madekwe respects and acknowledge Wicca as a religion, but does not believe in witchcraft as an evil thing. She does not believe in the supernatural, but she still put a tourmaline bracelet - considered a remedy against negative energy - in her bra during some ritual scenes because it's "better safe than sorry." When asked what other Salem's character she would play if she could, Ashley Madekwe said she'd like to play Petrus. Interesting enough, in the third season, Tituba inherited Petru's burden as a Seer.

References

  1. Almost as much as her historical counterpart, Tituba's fate is uncertain, since Simon and Braga have been somewhat vague about the outcome of Tituba's confrontation with Anne Hale. The possibilities are many, including the one according to Tituba is dead and is trapped in her personal Hell. A second theory is that Anne simply showed a threatening vision to discourage Tituba from hindering her; Or that Anne magically sent Tituba aboard a real slave ship, magically depriving the woman of her mouth. The first two theories are the most popular among Salem Wiki fans.
  2. Tituba on Wikipedia.org
  3. Ashley Madekwe about her season 3 make-up

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