How Is Ambrose Related To Sabrina

Cousin Ambrose is a scene-stealer in The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. Hes also quite different from his comic book counterpart.

Cousin Ambrose from Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the rock n’ roll, house robe-wearing cool warlock, who is also a great confidante and advisor to his cousin Sabrina. He’s obviously much older than he looks, is a total trouble maker, and has even had a rebellious history, including blowing up the Vatican and whatnot.

But in the comics, he wasn’t always this cool necromancer ally to Sabrina. In fact, in some of his appearances, he was a middle-aged moustachioed man, who was almost like a father figure to the teenage witch. And though the new pansexual warlock version of Ambrose is a hit with the viewers, there are certain things about Ambrose’s history that only the comic readers of the franchise will know.

Ambrose Spellman — Ambrose is the nephew of Zelda, Hilda, Edward and Diana, cousin of Sabrina, step-nephew of Father Blackwood, and step-cousin of Prudence.

How is Ambrose related to Sabrina? It’s complicated.

Ambrose is a warlock of British descent, but he arrived Sabrinas Greendale universe decades earlier after getting arrested. He had been being imprisoned in the Salem Mortuary for 75 years following an attempt to blow up the Vatican in the 19th century. He worked as a mortician there while also living in the attic of the funeral home. Article continues below advertisement

He was later freed, thanks to Father Blackwood, when he refused to disclose who his accomplices were in the Vatican incident. Father Blackwood was impressed by Ambroses loyalty, leading him to grant Ambrose his long-awaited freedom.

The warlock was then allowed to attend high school with Sabrina, who is his closest confidante.

Sabrina and Ambrose consider themselves to be cousins, as Aunt Hilda (Lucy Davis) raised Ambrose after his father died. His dad was killed by warlocks when Ambrose was just a child, and he sought validation from other father figures. This led to his enchantment with the revolutionary group that set out to destroy the Vatican.

The identity of Ambroses birth parents is unknown, so its unclear if hes a birth relative to Sabrina, or if they just consider themselves cousins because they were both raised by Aunt Hilda. Sabrina has never mentioned having a biological uncle on the show.

We have a feeling that Ambroses fathers identity will be a part of the story in the seasons to come. Article continues below advertisement

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Ambrose is an old British warlock of African descent. Despite his age, he appears as a muscular young man in his twenties. Because he was trapped in the house by a curse, Ambrose was more often than not barefoot and wearing trousers and a silk robe on a bare chest. When working in the embalming chamber, Ambrose wears goggles, rubber gloves, and an apron to protect himself from blood and other fluids while working on corpses. In the rare occasions when Ambrose left the house, he wore a velvet blazer, shirt, pants, and Chelsea boots.

Ambrose is a sagacious and witty man who is always ready to assist and advise Sabrina in her teenage witch dramas. Although Ambrose enjoys taking part in hexing people or indulging his own lust with other witches of all genders, he is also a learned witch who has personally experienced the price to pay for breaking Witch-Law. Ambroses knowledge of witchcraft spans many occult disciplines and practices, including exorcisms and necromancy. Because he is confined to the home, Ambrose has slowly developed a form of depression fueled by a sense of loneliness and isolation that has become clear during the attack of Batibat, a sleep demon, at the Spellman house.

Ambrose is a warlock with a vast knowledge of witchcraft and spell-casting. His powers include telekinesis, teleportation, warding, and containment. Ambrose also knows how to astral project and control the weather with spells, summoning storms and tornadoes at ease. Ambrose is described as a necromancer, although he only hinted at it when he asked Sabrina if she wanted him to resurrect a bat. Ambrose owns a magic wand that he uses to enhance his spells and also to generate and control electricity, thus having the power of electrokinesis. Ambrose often reads tarot cards as a pastime like when he had to keep company to Sabrina before her Dark Baptism. Ambrose doesnt have any qualms at hexing and cursing people, and when Sabrina asked for his help in hexing Principal Hawthorne by conjuring spiders, Ambrose wondered if she didnt want to kill him instead with magic. As a full warlock, Ambrose ages at a slower rate than mortals.

Along with his supernatural abilities, Ambrose is also good at swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat.

Hilda is Ambroses aunt, who hes known for more than 75 years. She even moved to England to for a time to take care of Ambrose, and after he was arrested for conspiring to blow up the Vatican, he was placed under house arrest and has spent the last seven and a half decades living at Hilda and Zeldas residence. On occasion, shes been known to assist him in his schemes, such as when she helped Ambrose perform an astral-projection spell in order for him to go on a date. She also helped Ambrose escape imprisonment at the Academy. She knew that the Weird Sisters would use the bones from the chicken she cooked to torture Ambrose, which is what allowed Ambrose to make a skeleton key to free himself.

Ambrose and Sabrina are close cousins, whether or nor theyre related by blood remains unknown. He tends to steer Sabrina down the right path and often advises her against making bad choices, whether or not she takes the advice varies upon occasion. Whenever she finds herself in trouble or need of assistance, she can always relies on Ambrose and his vast knowledge of witch laws and traditions to guide her. While Ambrose may enjoy taking part in Sabrinas mischief and schemes, he is very much aware of the price to pay for breaking witch law and how merciless ones sentence can be. He has learned from past experience and tries to keep Sabrina from making similar mistakes.

When Ambrose started working at the Academy of Unseen Arts, he began a temporary affair with Prudence during the Lupercalia, while his boyfriend Luke left the country on behalf of her father. After the strange death of Luke and the imprisonment of Ambrose in prison, Prudence was his ruthless overseer. They had despised each other for a long time, but Prudences attitude toward him began to change for the better when he decided to stay at the Academy to warn the witches about the witch-hunters attack instead of running away and saving himself.

Later, Prudence begged Ambrose and his aunties to help her Sisters and reveals that Blackwood poisoned the entire coven. After defeating Lucifer, Ambrose and Prudence embarked on a quest to hunt down Father Blackwood. Before leaving, Prudence beheads Blackwood’s statue and told Ambrose that her father wouldnt be easy to hunt down and to kill. Ambrose vowed to seek his true destiny as a witch, something shared by Prudence.

Luke and Ambrose had no history prior to when they met at Connors funeral. Not long after, they began hooking up. Afterward, he asked Ambrose out on a date despite the fact that Ambrose couldnt leave the house. So with Hildas help, he astral-projected to Cerberus Books, where he interacted with Luke, who was very impressed with Ambroses attempt to blow up the Vatican. Its through his relationship with Luke that Ambroses house arrest is lifted and that he got in close with Father Blackwood.

5 Ambrose Has A Subtle Connection To Harry Potter’s Mythology

In the 2014 comic book, Ambrose is shown possessing two cobra familiars, Nag and Nagaiana. He actually moves in with them into the Spellman household, however, on the show they are hardly ever mentioned. They may sound very familiar to Nagini from the Potter-verse, the female maledictus who can turn into a snake.

It’s obvious that both the names have their origin in Indian folkloric traditions. Nag and Nagaiana were originally human royalty who were tricked by a sorcerer and turned into snakes.


Was there an Ambrose in Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

The identity of Ambrose’s birth parents is unknown, so it’s unclear if he’s a birth relative to Sabrina, or if they just consider themselves cousins because they were both raised by Aunt Hilda.

Is Ambrose in the Sabrina comics?

Ambrose Spellman is a main character on Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He is portrayed by Chance Perdomo. He is a warlock that specializes in necromancy. Due to a binding spell, he had been trapped in Spellman Mortuary for 75 years until being released by Faustus Blackwood.

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