At the beginning she did not seem to be a nice person, but that slowly changed as season 1 progressed, Amity has a sense of integrity, as she was shocked that her mentor Lilith made her cheat in her duel with Luz without Amity's knowledge, and seeing as how Luz's own mentor, Eda, cheated as well, Amity called off the forever-oath magic she cast on Luz so that Luz could continue her own training to become a witch. This indicates Amity truly wants to be a great witch, but one of her own merit and not resort to cheating or dishonesty. "Lost in Language" further reveals that Amity has a concealed softer side, which she keeps hidden so as not to demonstrate weakness and reads to children.
Deep down Amity is kind, selfless, and sensitive. In "Understanding Willow", she is extremely remorseful for how terrible she treated Willow and really wants to make amends with her. In "Enchanting Grom Fright", Amity has developed a crush on Luz and wanted to ask her to the Grom dance.
Amity has chin-length, brown hair that is dyed two tones mint green with the brown roots showing, and has a ponytail pulling the front hair out of her face. She has pale skin and golden eyes, and like most witches, she has pointy ears. When attending school, Amity wears a gray tunic with a dark gray belt, hoodie, and boots. As part of the Abomination track, the color of her sleeves and leggings are orchid. The rest of her attire includes wearing triangle-shaped black earrings and black nail polish.
When not attending school, Amity dresses in a black short-sleeved dress with orchid leggings and black point shoes with golden crescent moon buckles. Around her neck, she wears an orchid gemstone talisman.
Powers and abilities
- Magic: Despite being a witch-in-training, she appears to be highly skilled in magic. Like all witches, her connection comes from a sac of magic bile attached to her heart. She can cast the Spell Circle to cast spells.
- Abomination crafting/conjuring: Amity is a top student in Abominations class. She created and owns a slimy mindless creature known as an Abomination that obeys all her commands.
- Fireballs: Since "Adventures in the Elements", Amity has been learning to generate fireballs, which at the time required her to use a training wand, until she learned to cast the spell on her own.
- Barrier Cage: Amity can create a tall, circular cage that cause mild pain when touched.
Role in the series
Amity Blight grew up under a highly privileged family. Considered something of a black sheep, Amity struggled with acceptance from not just her elder siblings Emira and Edric, but also her own parents, Odalia and Alador, who had high aspirations for her. The only source of comfort for her was a fellow witch her age named Willow who, unlike her, was incapable of displaying the same level of magical prowess that she did. Despite this, Amity did everything she could to remain friends with her. This all changed when Odalia and Alador discovered her friendship with Willow and gave her an ultimatum; either cut ties with Willow, or have her barred from going to Hexside. Sad and confused, Amity told Willow that she was weak and did not want to be friends with her ever again. Her parents arranged for her to make new friends with similarly high classed students and Amity grew to be a bitter and snooty young witch, going so far as to dye her hair to match her siblings and continue to mock and belittle Willow's powers as a witch.
When Amity is introduced, she is at the top of her class and has transitioned into a vain witch who mocks Willow's inferior attempts at trying to perform abomination magic. She shows no compassion or encouragement and goes so far as to show off to her classmates and teachers. This all changes when Willow suddenly shows up with an effective abomination that seems to outclass her own. Amity becomes curious and quickly learns that Willow's abomination is in actuality a human girl named Luz Noceda who wanted to see the inside of Hexside. She attempts to have her exposed, going so far as trying to have Luz killed, but she manages to escape and Amity is somewhat outed for being jealous of Willow. By her next appearance, Amity has grown to view Luz as not just an annoyance, but also a rival of sorts as her optimistic attitude despite her lack of magical ability clashes with Amity's more conservative and direct approach to magic.
While attending a covention, Luz attempts to make amends with Amity, but Amity has no interest and instead mocks King. This results in the two of them accepting a witches duel to determine Luz's future in magic. The duel ends in a draw when Amity discovers that her idol, Lilith Clawthorne, planned to cheat with her, humiliating her. Luz ends up comforting Amity who in turn allows Luz to continue learning magic. Amity slowly begins to lose her hatred towards Luz and instead starts becoming perplexed by her motives. While catching Luz, Emira and Edric looking through her diary, Amity comes to the conclusion that Luz is a bully, but following a night of danger and seeing that Luz genuinely cares for her well-being, changes her mind and realizes that she herself needs to change and they bond over their shared love of The Good Witch Azura.
Amity becomes nicer to Luz and starts drifting from her fake friends. However, she still feels guilty with Willow. After nearly erasing her memories, and entering her mind to fix them, Amity comes clean about why she acted the way she did with her; she was too weak to stand up for herself. With a heavy burden lifted off her shoulders, Amity and Willow make amends, though not as friends yet. Amity begins to notice that Luz is putting out more to help and stand up for her. When Grom (the Boiling Isles' version of prom) comes around, it quickly becomes apparent that Amity's feelings towards Luz have gone from confusion to intense infatuation. Amity realizes that she can no longer stand near Luz without becoming nervous or distressed. This does not stop her from helping her finally getting back at her former friend Boscha at Grudgby. The match results in Amity spraining her ankle and she remains bedridden for the time being. This unfortunately means that she does not visit the Emperor's Coven; her desired goal.
- “She can be so stupid, which I love- I mean hate!”
- ―Amity accidentally admitting she loves how stupid Luz can be[src]
From the get go, Amity has suffered nothing but humiliation from her. Amity finds Luz's perky personality and human traits unacceptable and makes it known that she does not appreciate her appearance. However, starting with "Covention", Amity starts to treat Luz slightly better when she is outed as an "accidental" cheater and from that point tries to understand what Luz is all about. In "Lost in Language", Amity learns that she and Luz have some things in common and while she still does not consider her a friend, she does become more cordial to her. In "Adventures in the Elements", Amity has become much more tolerant of Luz and displays a more reserved personality when around her. While she still finds her slightly annoying, she has grown much more protective of her. In "The First Day", Amity congratulated Luz for getting into Hexside, but privately admitted that she is anxious around her. By "Enchanting Grom Fright", the two have practically become close friends to the point that Luz chose to replace her as Grom Queen even if it meant having to fight her worst fears, but Amity chooses to face them herself to save Luz. The episode also revealed that Amity has a crush on Luz, as she wanted to ask her to be her date for the Grom, but was too nervous to ask her directly. This is further supported in "Wing It Like Witches" where she tenses up and blushes whenever Luz gets near her.
- “Willow, you were never too weak to be my friend. I was too weak to be yours.”
- ―Amity apologizing to Willow[src]
Amity loves to pick on Willow for her inferior magic and loves to show her up. This of course blows back in her face during the events of "I Was a Teenage Abomination", when Willow and Luz show her up. In "Hooty's Moving Hassle", Willow reveals that she and Amity used to be close friends, but that when her magic began to supersede her own, she became distant and arrogant. It is revealed in "Understanding Willow", that Amity's parents forced her to break off her friendship with Willow because she was a weakling, and they threatened to ensure she never got into Hexide if she did not comply. Since then, their relationship has gotten slightly better, though they still do not consider themselves friends yet. In "Enchanting Grom Fright", she collectively referred to Willow and Gus as "...and co." when referring to Luz and her friends, showing that she has become much less hostile towards them. By "Wing It Like Witches", she appears to have become much friendlier to her.
Amity holds contempt for her older siblings. It is very much implied that Amity's overachieving attitude stems from her animosity to her siblings careless behavior. In "Adventures in the Elements", she does care about them and was concerned when the Slitherbeast kidnapped them. Furthermore, she trusts them enough to be taught magic by them.
- “I used to be like you, Boscha, obsessed with status, challenging my competition. But I grew up. When will you?”
- ―Amity telling Boscha to "grow up"[src]
Amity is sometimes seen being accompanied by Boscha in her own social circles. While their personal interactions are limited, save for a moment in "Hooty's Moving Hassle", they have similar personalities, but Boscha might be more sinister. However, Amity was only forced into being friends with Boscha because her family came from the same status as her. In "Wing It Like Witches", she tells Boscha to "grow up" when she saw that she was still picking on Willow. Then she sided against Boscha with her true friends.
Amity had a stormy relationship with her parents ever since she was little. They are mentally and emotionally abusive to her. They expect her to be a good girl and obey them for the sake of their social standing. One example is in "Understanding Willow" when a flashback showed that Amity's parents threaten Willow's chances at Hexside unless Amity breaks off her friendship with her. They also made her be friends with the bullying children of strong witches and warlocks they work with despite her objection. No doubt, they also expect her to excel in school and join the Emperor's Coven for the sake of their status rather than what's best for her. She's obviously under constant pressure by them.
- Amity has similar traits to Diana Cavendish from the anime series, Little Witch Academia. Both are top students in witchcraft, strongly admired by teachers and classmates alike, and often clash with the main protagonist. Like Diana, who is a fan of Shiny Chariot like Atsuko "Akko" Kagari, Amity is a fan of Azura like Luz. However, while Diana views Akko as her friend, Amity has a crush on Luz.
- The name Amity has its roots in Latin, meaning "friendship", which could represent her budding relationship with Luz, and Willow before her. Her surname, Blight, on the other hand, is a disease or fungi that cause it in plants, which most likely relates to the formerly troubled relationship between Amity and Willow.
- In "Enchanting Grom Fright", Amity is revealed to have a crush on Luz, marking her as Disney's first major animated character to be explicitly part of the LGBT. Dana Terrace later confirmed that Amity is a lesbian, making her Disney's first openly lesbian major character.
- Amity Blight is the first Disney LGBT protagonist, with previous Disney LGBT characters being side characters.