History Series / Charmed

27th Sep '16 12:46:28 PM Josef5678
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* DemonicPossessionDenserAndWackier: The first two seasons leaned more towards {{Melodrama}} with the supernatural stuff as mainly a bit of flavouring. Season 3 made it more action-packed and tongue-in-cheek, with many of the more outrageous magical stuff getting {{Lampshade Hanging}}s. By the fifth season, several episodes would literally revolve around one of the sisters getting turned into a magical creature that required a SexyWhateverOutfit. This got reversed in the seventh and eighth seasons which were more serious - but not as much as the first two.
25th Aug '16 12:39:26 AM timotaka
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The main characters showcase a number of powers throughout the series which only appear in an episode or two and are never brought up again. For example Prue is able to cause a demon to explode by entering its body with her astral projection, and Leo can make himself look like other people. When the latter first appears its main use is to fake out the ''audience'' into thinking the sisters are fighting Cole, when in fact it as Leo altering his appearance for training purposes.
21st Aug '16 2:04:12 PM GothicNarcissus
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** Lampshaded in season three by their temporary Whitelighter/magical coach Natalie and Prue:
-->'''Natalie:''' You need outfits that are loose and move. That means no more braless, strapless, fearless attire.\\
'''Prue:''' Okay, but then I have nothing to wear.
20th Aug '16 2:32:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Omniglot}}: Whitelighters on the job have this ability (Paige doesn't seem to have it, though she was able to speak [[NewZealand Maori]] in "Imaginary Fiends"). Lampshaded when Piper became a Whitelighter in "Siren Song" when she automatically gained the ability.

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* {{Omniglot}}: Whitelighters on the job have this ability (Paige doesn't seem to have it, though she was able to speak [[NewZealand [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Maori]] in "Imaginary Fiends"). Lampshaded when Piper became a Whitelighter in "Siren Song" when she automatically gained the ability.
12th Aug '16 2:43:16 PM Gitman
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* CuttingTheKnot: When Paige wants to take the Book of Shadows, she is told that can't pass the door. So she [[ExactWords throws it out the window.]]
3rd Jul '16 4:36:00 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Whitaker Berman, the man who called himself "the Dream Sorcerer" from the same titled episode. A completely human SerialKiller, he used science and technology to threaten the lives of innocents by entering their dreams and killing them.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: Whitaker Berman, the man who called himself "the Dream Sorcerer" from the same titled episode. A completely human SerialKiller, he used science and technology to threaten the lives of innocents by entering their dreams and killing them.
21st May '16 12:43:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Quite a few blonde evil witches pop up, including a trio of blonde sisters who served as another set of {{evil counterpart}}s to the sisters. Paige even makes an in-joke in the episode when looking back into Phoebe's past when she was temporarily corrupted by evil, and notes that she was blonde before considering that she was evil.



** Yet another trio of evil siblings, sisters this time, appear in the episode "The Power of [[BlondesAreEvil Three Blondes]]". They went as far as to actually steal the identities of the Charmed Ones in order to form their own evil version of the Power of Three. Their [[DumbBlonde pettiness]] did them in.

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** Yet another trio of evil siblings, sisters this time, appear in the episode "The Power of [[BlondesAreEvil Three Blondes]]".Blondes". They went as far as to actually steal the identities of the Charmed Ones in order to form their own evil version of the Power of Three. Their [[DumbBlonde pettiness]] did them in.
14th May '16 6:21:32 PM fearlessnikki
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* AesopAmnesia: The Utopia arc in Series 7 has the sisters go along with the Avatar's plans to change the grand design, despite the ''numerous'' times beforehand they've seen how badly [[NiceJobBreakingItHero this tends to go]].

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* AesopAmnesia: AesopAmnesia:
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The Utopia arc in Series 7 has the sisters go along with the Avatar's plans to change the grand design, despite the ''numerous'' times beforehand they've seen how badly [[NiceJobBreakingItHero this tends to go]].



** Penny learns to let go of her StrawFeminist attitudes in "Necromancing The Stone". When she pops up again in "Witchstock", she's back to referring to men as 'utensils'.



* AlasPoorVillain: Lulu and Frankie, the ghosts who possessed Cole and Phoebe in "Paige from the Past". Despite being villains, you can't help feel sympathetic when it's revealed that their entire UnfinishedBusiness was simply wanting to get ''[[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes married]]''. Considering that they'd have likely moved on afterwards, Piper interrupting the ceremony comes across as kinda [[WhatTheHellHero a dick move]] on her part. Of course, sympathies are lessened somewhat by a line of dialogue that reveals that along with being robbers, they were also serial[=/=]thrill killers.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Lulu and Frankie, the ghosts who possessed Cole and Phoebe in "Paige from the Past". Despite being villains, you can't help feel sympathetic when it's revealed that their entire UnfinishedBusiness was simply wanting to get ''[[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes married]]''. Considering that they'd have likely moved on afterwards, Piper interrupting the ceremony comes across as kinda [[WhatTheHellHero a dick move]] on her part. Of course, sympathies are lessened somewhat by a line of dialogue that reveals that along with being robbers, they were also serial[=/=]thrill killers. It seems just sheer luck that they didn't kill anyone while in Phoebe and Cole's bodies.



* AllAbusersAreMale: Almost every demon is male. The evil warlocks are mortal men who can use magic, while the good witches are mortal women who can use magic—and although the inverse does exist, most evil female witches on the show get away with not being called warlocks because they don't kill other witches to steal their powers.

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* AllAbusersAreMale: AllAbusersAreMale:
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Almost every demon is male. The evil warlocks are mortal men who can use magic, while the good witches are mortal women who can use magic—and although the inverse does exist, most evil female witches on the show get away with not being called warlocks because they don't kill other witches to steal their powers.



* AllMythsAreTrue: Angels? Check. Vampires? Check. Titans? Check. Human representations of the animals in the Chinese calendar? Sure, why the hell not?

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* AllMythsAreTrue: AllMythsAreTrue:
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Angels? Check. Vampires? Check. Titans? Check. Human representations of the animals in the Chinese calendar? Sure, why the hell not?



* AllPsychologyIsFreudian: It's that or magic.
** Prue's "split" persona in "Just Married."

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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian: It's that or magic.
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magic. Prue's "split" persona in "Just Married." Harried" - where her Inner Desires manifest as an alter ego that goes away with some CharacterDevelopment.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: the two black Elders we see die in their first episodes, while white Elders survive. The [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] Avatar Beta is the one whose death makes their defeat possible. And while various witches [[RedShirt die left and right]], the few black ones we see are always killed, while the few that are saved are all white.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: the BlackDudeDiesFirst:
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two black Elders we see die in their first episodes, while white Elders survive. The [[TwoferTokenMinority black and female]] Avatar Beta is the one whose death makes their defeat possible. And while various witches [[RedShirt die left and right]], the few black ones we see are always killed, while the few that are saved are all white.white.
** Then again, the two cops are white Andy and black Daryl. Andy dies at the end of Season 1, Daryl survives the series. Daryl comes close to dying several times but never does.



* CharacterDevelopment: Every sister gets her fair share.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Every sister gets her fair share.



** Prue began as an uptight and humourless grudging TeamMom. As her powers increased, she became friendlier to her sisters and less like a nagging parent - not to mention she TookALevelInBadass to become a CombatSnarker.
** Phoebe goes from immature NaiveNewcomer to successful businesswoman and confident witch. After suffering from a bad case of LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces she's [[spoiler: HappilyMarried by the finale]]. Likewise, while she has problems abusing her powers, she eventually overcomes them and matures.
** Paige began as an outsider constantly comparing herself to Prue, eventually establishing an identity in her own right and learning to balance witch duties with her personal life.



* ChainmailBikini: Paige has one. It looks as flimsy and unprotective as you'd think.

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* ChainmailBikini: Paige has one. It looks as flimsy and unprotective as you'd think.one from "my moshpit days". She wears it for protection when there's no magic.



* ContinuityDrift: The show is famous for its numerous continuity mistakes. Some highlights:
** Victor is said to have walked out on the girls when they were only toddlers. Other episodes show him and Patty frequently breaking up and reconciling before Phoebe is even conceived. Despite Patty temporarily leaving him for an affair with Sam, they are implied to have reconciled before her death. It's later suggested that it was disagreements with Penny that drove him away after Patty's death.
** Penny's love life. Some episodes say she was married six times and others four. It's accepted as canon that she was engaged six times but only married four.
** Witches are implied to be entirely female for the first three seasons (and warlocks entirely male). Season 4 introduces the concept of male witches, and female warlocks are seen occasionally. The show never draws a distinction between evil witches and female warlocks.



* DerailingLoveInterests: A unique case with Phoebe and Cole where ''both'' lovers were derailed. First was Phoebe at the start of season 5 when she suddenly decided Cole was responsible for everything that was bad in her life and blamed him for all her problems. She even went so far as to try and make a vanquishing potion for him.

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* DerailingLoveInterests: A unique case with Phoebe and Cole where ''both'' lovers were derailed. First was Phoebe at the start of season 5 when she suddenly decided Cole was responsible for everything that was bad in her life and blamed him for all her problems. She even went so far as to try and make a vanquishing potion for him. Afterwards he became a villain again, kidnapping Phoebe and even rewriting history to keep them together.


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** Seasons 1 and 2 have a drastically different tone. Season 1 is rather bleak, with a lot of melodrama. Season 2 nearly phases out the magic completely, with emphasis on SliceOfLife episodes. Both seasons were a bit dark and brooding, with a lot of the material being played very seriously. Seasons 3 and 4 were more action-packed, with more witty one-liners and LampshadeHanging (not to mention more {{Fanservice}}).
9th May '16 10:35:39 AM tannwalters
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** Prue mentions to Andy upon her confession as a witch that her children will only inherit her powers if they are girls. This is before they have interacted with any male witches, and there haven't been any in the family so far.
29th Apr '16 6:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalFearInducer:
** Barbas, the Demon of Fear, is able to read the worst fear of his targets, and make them believe they are living it through illusions. He's even able to kill his victims his way.
** Inverted by Barbas's flipped-universe counterpart, who is a hippie who lives in a beautiful garden and inspires the emotion of [[CareBearStare hope]].
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