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The Triffid[1] is a large, plant-like creature that appears in the episode "Chapter 3: The Witch", and the novelization "Hilda and the Ghost Ship". The creature is only mentioned by name in the latter.

Appearance and abilities

The Triffid is a plant with long vines and red/white/black flowers, with 2 yellow dots that resemble eyes. The plant can instantly regenerate any part that is chopped off, and each severed tendril will grow into a duplicate of the original plant.

Role in the series

The creature is the first of the various obstacles in a magical maze that leads from Witches Tower to the house of Matilda Pilqvist. Hilda, Frida and Kaisa encounter the Triffid while navigating this maze. When the Triffid attacks them, Hilda tries to fight it off with a sword she finds in the room, but due to the plant's ability to regenerate, she only makes the situation worse. Frida eventually figures out the sword is the key to opening the next door, and they escape the plant.

Later, when the girls find themselves in the Void of No Return, Frida summons a portal to bring the Triffid to the void. Her plan worked, and the Triffid is able to fight and subdue the void.



ve Characters
Main characters HildaJohannaFridaDavidAlfur AldricTwig
Sparrow Scouts Raven LeaderWilly
Trolberg Safety Patrol Erik AhlbergGerda GustavKeeper of the BellSelby
Witches KaisaMatilda PilqvistThe Committee of Three
Vikings Torgund's clan (TorgundOlafBjarnsenElofUliSolveig) • Knudsen clan (KnudsenGunnhildFergurdsenRedsdottirErrolHrothgar)
Other kids TrevorTrevor's friends
Other adults Bearded sailorDavid's dadDavid's momEdmund AhlbergEmil GammelplassenFrida's dadFrida's momFarmerEnid HallgrimLinn JacobsenLloydPeter OstenfeldPrincipal MagnussonKelly's momPeg legged sailorVictoria Van GaleTrevor's momMulch ManagerSigrid SpenstigUnnamed ladyGil JonesWandaHead of Marketing of Jortsother
Elves AdelineAldric FamilyAloysiusBarchBragga Family (Agnes BraggaBartell Bragga) • Elf KingElf Prime MinisterElf mayorGertrudePrime Minister's cavalryRupertTomasJester elfUlrik
Giants: Forest GiantJorgenIllusSigmund
Trolls AmmaBabaTryllaBaby trollFemale trollTrundleTrundle's brotherTwo-Headed Troll
Nisse Tontu (alpha)Tontu (beta)Victoria Van Gale's nisseTontu (David’s house)
Spirits: Water SpiritsWeather Spirits
Marra David's MarraKelly
Ghosts Abigail's dadCraigie WilliamsEngilbjort WilliamsGhost refereeDraugen (AbigailNicholasDraugen Captain) • Shoe-stealing ghost
Yule Lads KertasnikirPvorusleikirKetkrokurStekkjarsaurGluggagaegir
Other creatures CedricDeer-foxes (Deer-Fox HerdTwig's parents) • Barghest (Jellybean) • GrylaThe House in the WoodsKrakenNittens (AngelinaPeppercorn) • Rat KingRock-Chewing SlugSigurdSalt-LionThunderbird (The Great Raven) • Tide MiceVittra (Georgie) • Walking Land CreatureWoffWood Folk (Wood Man) • LindwormTriffidEldridVoid of No ReturnTildy's monstersTime WormRed wolfother