The fate of a w.i.t.c.h. villain is normally a painful one. Issues 17, 18 and 22
Last night when I was reading W.I.T.C.H. I really wanted to draw the girls as they have been described in random centerfold drawings and info thingies. Like how each of their mouths are different, their eyes and the shape of their face being unique. All those details couldn’t be seen in the comics itself at all and so I wanted to make my own versions of them as described. Like how Irma has rounder cheeks, Taranee has significantly fuller lips and Will’s eyes are a bit more angular than the others’. I also made some details as I myself saw fit, like I kinda enjoy the idea of Cornelia having small-ish ears and the tip of Hay Lin’s nose could be facing just a bit up to the sky, for example.
But, yeah. Fun times.
This is a very interesting question!
Physically, yes, they appear to be older. But this maturity is related with the state of their spirit when they are transformed.
In ‘The Cruel Empress’ book, Hay Lin describes the transformation this way “We don’t turn into different people. Actually, is just the opposite. Somehow I become more Hay Lin. Will is even more Will , and so on. Seems that we transform so perfectly ourselves, that our appearance eventually becomes also perfect.”
(This passage was translated directly from the Brazilian version of the book cited above, having an official English version not exactly in those words)