WATCH: SYFY honors Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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Oct 27, 2017, 4:15 PM EDT

SYFY WIRE, in its infinite benevolence and wisdom has, once again, decided it is time to give out another of its coveted and not-at-all arbitrary Lifetime Achievement Awards. The previous recipient was Sigourney Weaver.

This time, we're giving it to a cat.

No, not Ripley's cat Jonesy from Alien. The only orange tabby who gets Lifetime Achievement Awards on this site is my own, Claudius Maximus Aurelius Rex I.

It is, however Black Cat Day. And in the spirit of that we are awarding the greatest warlock to ever try -- and fail -- to take over the world, only to be transformed into a feline: Salem.

Yes, the cat who owns Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the one who snarks and eats and enjoys your delicious suffering is a stone classic hero. Or villain. Or... pet?

Salem is great. And while we were at New York Comic Con this year, we asked Salem's fans to back us up. Here's why they (and we) love Salem, and why he's so deserving of his very own SYFY WIRE Lifetime Achievement Award.