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The Drops are solid psychic copies of each of the Guardians, possessing some of their knowledge, and are most often used so that the absence of W.I.T.C.H. is not noticed by their parents and teachers when they go on missions.
In the television series the Astral Drops are created by the Heart of Kandrakar. If any member of W.I.T.C.H. holds the Heart and says the words "spord lartsa" ("Astral Drops" backwards) a psychic duplicate of them will appear. The copies however, are very unintelligent, feel no emotions, have none of the original version's memories and have no powers, unless changed to an Altermere.
The duplicate disappear at the member's will, or when they say "Astral Drops".
In the comics the Astral Drops are created by the girls themselves. When they have done their job, the girls merge with them. But the Astral Drops don't really disappear after that. They find themselves in a dark void.
During the latter part of the third arc of the W.I.T.C.H. comics, the Astral Drops rebel against the girls, and they are forced to let them go away and have their own lives.
After the Astral Drop's rebellion against the Guardians, they were caught one by one until the girls had finally gotten hold of their leader, Will's astral drop. They were brought to Kandrakar to solve the problem. Due to their frequent usage, the Astral Drops have developed their own feelings and even their own memory, and therefore the Guardians were unable to reabsorb them. The Oracle becomes furious with the girls because they ignore his offer of help, and he informs them of their irresponsible acts. The Oracle decides to give the Astral Drops a choice to have their own life but only with the Guardians' approval. The girls were moved by their copies' emotions, and decide to free their Astral Drops. The Oracle sends them to a far place with a new appearance, and tells them that one day they will return to Kandrakar. Only then will they face their true fate, and when that time comes the mark he gave them on their lower shoulders will light.
The Oracle's decision causes Kandrakar's council to question him. Together with the memory spell that leads to the dispute.
W.I.T.C.H. Astral Drops
- Astral Will
- Astral Irma
- Astral Taranee
- Astral Cornelia
- Astral Hay Lin
|Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Orube · Yan Lin · The Oracle|
|Villains:||Ari · Yua · Maqi · Jamayeda · Astral Drops · Riddle · Raphael Sylla · Joel McTiennan · Maria Medina|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Basilíade|
|Issues:||025 · 026 · 027 · 028 · 029 · 030 · 031 · 032 · 033 · 034 · 035 · 036|