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“Transform me and I will destroy her.”


A short profile for the good wizard, Fin Raziel from the 1988 movie Willow.

This entry is full of S P O I L E R S.



  • Real Name: Fin Raziel.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Willow and the enemies of Bavmorda.
  • Base of Operations: Tir Asleen, formerly a deserted island in a lake.
  • Height: 5’1″ (1.55m). Weight: 100 lbs. (45 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: White.

Powers & Abilities

As a sorceress, Fin Raziel has knowledge of many spells.

Raziel, like other spell-casters in her world, is focused on transformation magic. But she isn’t limited to this.

After decades exiled in a transformed state, her body is now old. Though she still has a lot of fight in her and will fist-fight an opponent if need be.

She was able to draw Cherlindrea’s wand to her hand through concentration alone.

Fin Raziel - Willow fantasy movie - challenging to surrender


Fin Raziel lost a wizard’s duel with her enemy Bavmorda.

She was cursed to take the form of a brushtail possum  and exiled to a deserted island.

Raziel remained there until a Nelwyn named Willow Ufgood came to her. Willow took her away from the island and to Elora Danan, the child of a prophecy who would bring about the downfall of Bavmorda.


The group was soon captured by Sorsha, Bavmorda’s daughter. They were taken to the camp of General Kael.

Raziel taught Willow a transformation spell. He practiced the words during their long forced march. When he tried the spell, Willow could only manage to transform her into a crow. This wasn’t going to be easy…

See the Willow character profile for more details.

Fin Raziel - Willow fantasy movie - portrait smile


Raziel is about 80, with shoulder-length white hair.

She wears an ankle length white robe, and shoes.


Raziel is wise and knowledgeable. Showing benevolence, caring for both Elora and Willow.

She was eager for her chance to take revenge on Bavmorda.

Raziel’s morphing

This was cutting-edge, barely precedented SFX back during the late 1980s.


“Then the prophecy is true. The princess has been born. Take me to her.”

Fin Raziel: “You must use the wand, turn me back into my human form.”
Willow: “What do I do ?”
Fin Raziel: “You mean your not a sorcerer ?”
Willow: “Yes.. sort of… I’m a farmer. But I do know a few tricks.”
Fin Raziel: “Tricks !? Cherlindrea sent you ? You must learn real magic.”

Madmartigan: “What are you going to look like if this works ?”
Fin Raziel: “Don’t interrupt.”
Madmartigan: “Sorry.”
Fin Raziel: “I am a young and beautiful woman.”
Madmartigan: “Concentrate Willow.”

“Has it been so long ?” (seeing her body, old, for the first time)

“If the baby dies all hope for the future is lost. I’m going to fight.”

DC Heroes RPG

Fin Raziel

A 348 points Character.

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 03
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 09
Init: 010 HP: 010


Telekinesis: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

Telekinesis is Mystic Linked.


Occultist: 06


Scholar (Ritual Discipline: Transformations), Magic Background.


Willow (Low), Tir Asleen (High).


Age (Old).


Responsibility of Power.






None, however, once human she wields Cherlindrea’s wand, statted up in Willow Ufgood writeup.

Fin Raziel - Willow fantasy movie - possum form on a branch

Design notes

Transformations were from brushtail possum to crow, to goat, to ostrich, to peacock, to turtle, to tiger, and to her human form again. She could speak in any animal form.

Scholar (Ritual Discipline: Transformations): This Discipline covers transforming a person into another form, or undoing that magic. Powers: Enlarge, Dimunition, Neutralize, Petrification, Shape Change, Transform.

Height and weight is a best estimate, as often.

Writeups.org writer avatar Ethan Roe

By Ethan Roe.

Source of Character: The 1988 film Willow, played by Patricia Hayes  .

Helper(s): IMDb, willowufgood.fandom.com  . The small possum portrait is an excerpt from a photo by Rob Cadd.

Writeup completed on the 21st of December, 2020.