I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.
~ Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Friday Addams is one of the primary protagonists in the comic series, tv series, and movie adaptions titled The Addams Family. She is the child of Gomez Addams and Morticia Addams, as well as the younger sister of Pugsley Addams and later the older sister of Pubert Addams. Arguably the most widely-known depiction of Wednesday is in the 1990s films, in which she was played by Christina Ricci.


Wednesday is always shown as pale-skinned and having dark hair. She is very grim looking, especially in the movies, and almost never smiles (in fact, when she did smile in Addams Family Values, it appeared to take her a lot of effort to do so). However, by the end of Addams Family Values, she has learned to smile properly, although it is thought of as creepy by the other characters in the film. She always wears a black dress, similar to most of the other members of the family.


Wednesday's personality changes over the course of the series. She is originally shown to be fascinated with death and macabre. She is stated to be six years old in the first episode of 1960's television series. In the 1960's television series, she is more sweet-natured, however, she loves playing with spiders and in the episode "The Addams Family Tree" she gave another child a black eye for saying his family was better, with both families being shocked that a little girl did that to a boy bigger than him. In the episode "Wednesday Leaves Home" she decides to run off after her parents ground her from playing with her spider. She returns by the end of the episode.

In the film series she shown to be sadistic and almost emotionless. She takes pleasure in seeing others suffer. She tortures Pugsley in the first film and Pubert in the second with the excuse she was playing with them. She is also half-vampire, best shown at one point in the first film, when a Girl Scout offered her Girl Scout Cookies in exchange for lemonade, Wednesday asked if it was made from real Girl Scouts, scaring her away.


In the 2019 Addams Family film, Wednesday's braids uniquely resemble the necktie-like knots of ropes used to hang criminals.


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