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* BatmanGambit: Zankou has Leo injured in the hopes that the sisters will charge into the Underworld for payback, which would leave the manor unprotected and him free to claim the Nexus.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Leo while possessed by the Shadow.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Once everyone is captured, Zankou prepares to kill the sisters, but Phoebe says he still needs them to get to the Nexus. Craven thinks it's a bluff, but Zankou knows it's true because of what he read in Piper's diary.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Zankou admits he likes how the sisters always have clever remarks in the face of danger.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Without his powers, Leo struggles to find something useful to do; he can't participate in fights anymore, and he doesn't have any involvement in the mortal world. In the end, he takes over teaching at Magic School (much to a stressed out Paige's relief).
* EmergingFromTheShadows: Zankou's first scene.



-->"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go through Hell to stay together."

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-->"Humans are slaves to their emotions own emotion, and the strongest emotion is love.love. That's why Piper didn't leave her husband's side to fight us. That was my miscalculation. They would go through Hell to stay together.""
* FullNameUltimatum: Piper when trying to get Wyatt to restore her and Leo to normal size. Leo says it's the first time she's ever done that.
* HarmfulToMinors: Piper worries that Wyatt will become traumatized if he has to keep healing various injuries. He actually shrinks Piper and Leo because he's worried about their safety.



* IWarnedYou: Once Zankou is defeated, the head mook chastises him for ignoring his earlier warnings. Zankou kills him on the spot for that.
* MotiveDecay: Without his powers, Leo struggles to find something useful to do.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Wyatt shrinking Leo and Piper and places them inside a dollhouse. This is particularly bad for Zankou since his plan requires all three sisters to read a spell for him.
* TakeAThirdOption: When the Shadow is summoned, it hesitates. As Leo later explains, it was torn between going into good witches or an evil demon. It went into Leo since he was effectively neutral.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Leo doesn't want to just go run and hide in Magic School whenever something threatens his family.
* IWarnedYou: Once Zankou is defeated, the head mook Craven chastises him for ignoring his earlier warnings. Zankou kills him on the spot for that.
* MotiveDecay: Without his powers, Leo struggles LaserGuidedKarma: Elise saddles Phoebe with putting out the latest edition. Phoebe ends up admitting that's fair, given all the times she had to find something useful leave work suddenly and expected Elise to do.
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* NearVillainVictory: Zankou is right; he was very close to winning.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Elise left work early to go on a date with Richard, a co-worker. She later dances at the club.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Wyatt shrinking Leo and Piper and places placing them inside a dollhouse. the dollhouse (which he shielded). This is particularly bad for Zankou since his prevents anyone from being able to locate them, which ultimately derails Zankou's plan requires all three sisters to read claim the Nexus. It means there is still some good in the manor, so when a summoning spell for him.
is read aloud, the Shadow lashes out at mooks instead of enter Zankou.
* TakeAThirdOption: When the Shadow is summoned, it hesitates. As Leo later explains, it was torn between going into good witches or an evil demon. It went into Leo since he was effectively neutral.neutral.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Craven observes that a lot of demons that work for Zankou end up getting killed. This attitude is demonstrated when he telekinetically deflects a vanquishing potion into two nearby mooks. A couple others get killed when Zankou tries to summon the Shadow. Craven doesn't survive the episode, either.


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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Zankou planned on the sisters coming after his team in force, but he didn't account for Piper staying behind to guard Leo. Reading Piper's diary later in the episode helps him realize his error.
-->"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go through Hell to stay together."
* HeartbrokenBadass: Discussed. The diary passage that Zankou reads aloud was written when Piper was still struggling with Prue's death.
* IWarnedYou: Once Zankou is defeated, the head mook chastises him for ignoring his earlier warnings. Zankou kills him on the spot for that.
* MotiveDecay: Without his powers, Leo struggles to find something useful to do.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Wyatt shrinking Leo and Piper and places them inside a dollhouse. This is particularly bad for Zankou since his plan requires all three sisters to read a spell for him.
* TakeAThirdOption: When the Shadow is summoned, it hesitates. As Leo later explains, it was torn between going into good witches or an evil demon. It went into Leo since he was effectively neutral.


Elise makes Phoebe replace her at work when she has an actual family emergency. Paige gets sick of running the Magic School. Zankou plans on getting the power of the spiritual Nexus under the Manor. Leo is now mortal, and vulnerable, and Piper insists on hiding him at Magic School after a demon hurts him, but Wyatt has another plan: he shrinks his parents and hides them in a dollhouse.

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Elise makes Phoebe replace her at work when she herself has an actual a family emergency.emergency for once. Paige gets sick of running the Magic School. Zankou plans on getting the power of the spiritual Nexus under the Manor. Leo is now mortal, and vulnerable, and Piper insists on hiding him at Magic School after a demon hurts him, but Wyatt has another plan: he shrinks his parents and hides them in a dollhouse.

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Elise makes Phoebe replace her at work when she has an actual family emergency. Paige gets sick of running the Magic School. Zankou plans on getting the power of the spiritual Nexus under the Manor. Leo is now mortal, and vulnerable, and Piper insists on hiding him at Magic School after a demon hurts him, but Wyatt has another plan: he shrinks his parents and hides them in a dollhouse.

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