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The Character Sheet for Charmed. Beware of spoilers, only spoilers from the seventh and eighth seasons and the comics are meant to be blacked out. All character sheets contain major spoilers. Proceed reading at your own risk.note 

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The Charmed Ones

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell 

Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

Played by: Shannen Doherty, Emmalee Thompson (little Prue)

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Born on October 28th, 1970, Prue was the oldest Charmed One. Always regarded as the bravest and most powerful of the four sisters. Her Wiccan powers were based on mind and movement: the ability to move things with her mind and the ability to project herself in astral form. Prue worked as a successful photo journalist, a career she had wanted to pursue since childhood.Despite her formidable powers and sharp intellect, Prue was tragically murdered on May 17th 2001 by the Source's personal assassin, Shax; temporarily severing the Power of Three.

  • The Ace: Frequently touted as the most powerful of the sisters, on both sides. She's also the most confident of all of them, and the most willing to go after demons. Even after she dies, Paige feels inferior to her, nicknaming her "Prue, Superwitch."
  • Actor Allusion: "Coyote Piper": Shannen Doherty played an Alpha Bitch in Heathers. Here, her character Prue turns out to have been very popular in high school, bordering on Alpha Bitch.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In season 3 Prue learns multiple times not to focus too much on her witch duties and relax. Each time she goes back to being Superwitch by the next episode.
  • All Psychology Is Freudian: It's that or magic. Prue's "split" persona in "Just Harried" - where her Inner Desires manifest as an alter ego that goes away with some Character Development.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Prue is the tallest out of herself, Piper, and Phoebe. She was also the wisest of the sisters and handled the fight against evil with great dedication.
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba:
    Piper: You're not going to believe this, I'm not sure I do. I think, no I know this woman is Brittany Reynolds.
    Prue: Yeah, right Piper, and I'm Rosie O'Donnell.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In the Season 9 comics.
  • Astral Projection: The first new power Prue develops. The theory behind its development was that if Prue could move things with her mind, her own body shouldn't be an exception. Despite being called astral projection, Prue's astral body was physical making it nearer to cloning than true astral projection. Notably, Prue was unable to use her telekinesis in "astral mode". Later in the series, Prue was able to use her astral projection with enough finesse that she needn't require to return to her physical body to project to different places.
  • Attack Reflector: Initially Prue would move fire and energy balls back at demons. Some deflector shields also acted as, well, reflector shields.
  • Author Avatar: Constance M. Burge stated that the Halliwell sisters were based off herself and her own Real Life sisters. Prue is based on Burge's eldest sister
  • Back from the Dead: Twice. Her sisters still pulled it off more than her, though. She even returns in the comic books, too, years after she was Killed Off for Real. Unlike the TV series, there was no contract to prevent her from returning.
  • Balancing Death's Books: Whenever the Angel of Death shows up, the sisters usually have to learn An Aesop about this. His first appearance has Prue trying to stop him taking an innocent, and eventually learning that it's the man's time to go.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Much like her sister Phoebe, she has a few outfits consisting of this.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: She's the brains.
  • Bound and Gagged: When Bane kidnaps her in the episode "Give Me A Sign", he binds her to a chair and cleave-gags her, he also blindfolds her to prevent her from using her telekinetic powers on him.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is the most classically smart and intelligent of the sisters.
  • Broken Bird: She becomes emotionally distant after witnessing her mother's death and can't say the words "I love you" to her sisters Piper and Phoebe because it is the last thing she ever said to her mom. Her dad abandoning her and her sisters also didn't help matters as she has developed major trust issues from it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Occasionally the show will pick her out as it's chew toy. Such as the episode where she's turned into a man in order to kill a succubus demon, as well as being turned into a literal bitch in one episode.
  • Career Versus Man: Her future self clearly shows that she chose career. Though she seems to be a bit miffed about it.
    Prue: By the way Anne, do you know if my husband called by any chance?
    Anne: Husband. Good one. Very funny, like you have the time.
  • Cassandra Truth: While she's trying to warn her sisters about the Triad and that someone's out to get them, it takes a nighttime invasion of the house along with her getting abducted by a crazy co-worker of Piper's before they finally believe her.
  • Character Development: Prue began as an uptight and humourless grudging Team Mom. As her powers increased, she became friendlier to her sisters and less like a nagging parent - not to mention she Took a Level in Badass to become a Combat Snarker.
  • Cool Big Sis: Piper and Phoebe look up to Prue as she is the oldest and most fearless sister, ever since their mom died and their father abandoned them, she has been more of a mother figure toward the other sisters.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • "Do you think Prue will have sex with someone other than herself this year?"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Piper or Paige, but she can also be quite sarcastic and witty at times, especially toward anyone she doesn't trust, which is often.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She gradually loosens up considerably over the course of the series, especially toward her sisters.
  • Die or Fly: Got her empathy under control just as a demon was about to murder her sister.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Prue frequently uses her telekinesis to cause slapstick injuries to Andy or other men who annoy her.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: At the end of Season 3 ("All Hell Breaks Loose"), Prue is Killed Off for Real by a Monster of the Week. Prue had somehow lived through two deaths and bigger bads before, but this is what seemed to trump her in a quick one second death that could have been easily avoided.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Prue's telekinesis power operates quite differently in the first few episodes. Notably, in the pilot she teleports creamer into a cup of coffee. In the second episode, she barely struggles to move an entire elevator full of people up several floors. She also uses it unintentionally on objects out of her line of sight, without realizing she's even doing it. It's pretty jarring to rewatch and see the difference, since she typically uses her power to deflect energy balls or toss demons around.
  • Emotional Powers: Her powers seem to be triggered most strongly by anger.
  • The Empath: In "Primrose Empath". It doesn't go over very well for her.
  • Everybody Loves Blondes: Prue's future self was shown to be blond, where she was the sexy, powerful and successful business woman.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Across the series, Prue's hair begins in a bob but is waist length by season 3 as her witch powers grow.
  • Face Your Fears: There's an episode where she has to face a water demon, with her greatest fear just so happening to be water due to her mother dying of drowning.
  • Fake Shemp: We see "Prue" from behind during a Season 5 episode.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Prue is Melancholic- Independent, passionate, hard working, detached, stubborn, often doesn't trust others (particularly strangers), and is not quick to get over a grudge (just ask Phoebe or her dad).
  • Friend to All Children: In "Secrets and Guys", she comes to the rescue of a young witch when he signals for help and acts as a guardian and mentor.
  • Gender Bender: Prue is transformed into a man in one episode in order to defeat a female demon who preyed on men.
  • Heroic Wannabe: In "Sin Francisco". Getting infected with the sin of Pride has her recklessly charging into dangerous situations, desperate to show off how heroic and selfless she is.
  • Hired to Hunt Yourself: In season two, Prue pretends to be Ms. Hellfire, the alias of a real assassin who's been hired to kill Prue and her sisters.
  • Hot Witch: It seems to run in the family.
  • Hypocrite: You know how she was quick to speculate that Cole was playing Phoebe into a trap after finding out he was Belthazor and never really trusted him since? Turns out she was the one who felt Phoebe and Cole's love for each other and convinced Phoebe to get with him about a month earlier while she was cursed with a massive dose of empathy.
  • An Ice Person: Her past self was able to create freezing clouds of ice/mist.
  • Improbable Age: Despite being in her twenties, Prue is already in a prominent position at Bucklands' auction house after several years being a successful museum curator. There is a small justification since Rex and Hannah hired her and they're after her magic. After they're vanquished, Prue is in constant clashes with the senior members of the auction house.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: She in one episode tells Cole that "stairs can be sobering" to explain her going from acting like a toddler to acting like an adult.
  • Ironic Echo: When the sisters confront a Darklighter.
    Alec: (pointing crossbow at Phoebe) Never used this on a witch before.
    (Alec gets thrown into a bathroom stall, dropping his crossbow)
    Prue: (picks up crossbow) Never used this on a Darklighter before.
  • Irony: Her being the in-universe "Super-Witch" of the first three seasons, ends up killed off offscreen, never to return again.
  • Killed Off for Real: Due to a case of Real Life Writes the Plot, when her actor left the show. She refused to come back, preventing her character from returning, even as a white lighter (explained in show that she couldn't appear to her family or it would mess with their grieving process).]]
  • Literal Split Personality
    • In the episode "Which Prue Is It Anyway?" Prue makes two clones of herself that display different aspects of her personality.
    • Done again in the episode "Just Harried" when Prue's id decides to get a little action via astral projection.
  • Magic Pants: Prue is wearing the same clothes when she turns back from a being a dog to human.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: When Prue gets turned into a man and hides in the bathroom, Phoebe muses "Do you think she's touching herself?"
  • Memory Wipe Exploitation: In a first-season episode, the three sisters have cast a spell on themselves where anyone whom they question will answer truthfully. Prue takes advantage of this to be honest with her Friend on the Force boyfriend Andy — she tells him the truth about her family's powers and their fight against evil and asks him if she could still have a relationship with him under those circumstances. He answers "No", and then immediately forgets the conversation when the spells wears off. He calls her out in a later episode for making a final decision based on how he reacted with only a few minutes to process it.
  • Me's a Crowd: A mild example in "Which Prue is it Anyway?" when Prue creates two magical clones of herself to both multiply her power and avoid someone trying to kill her.
  • Mind over Matter: Prue's first primary power is telekinesis, with her anger being the trigger. Originally Prue channels her power through her eyes by squinting. This becomes a plot point in an episode where a pair of enemies assume Prue channelled her power through her hands like her ancestor, Brianna. She does later begin channelling her telekinesis through her hands however.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: The second episode has Prue going through the "I'm not a slut" panic after she slept with Andy on the first date (they had previously dated in school and had not seen each other in years).
  • Omniglot: She's apparently able to understand Latin.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Subverted later on in the show; Prue works as a freelance photographer after quitting her job at Bucklands. She's at least seen with a camera in various episodes, with references to various photoshoots.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She's only ever really referred to as "Prue".
  • Personality Powers: Prue is motherly but also very controlling, and gets the power of telekinesis.
    • Later Prue essentially gains the power to clone herself, when she feels the need to be in two places at once.
  • Professional Killer: In "Ms. Hellfire". She's only too happy to impersonate her, Phoebe notes.
  • Promotion to Parent: Though Grams was still around to take care of them after Patty died and Victor left, Prue took on a lot of responsibilities to help take care of her younger sisters. In fact, in the series pilot, Piper describes her as being more like a mother than a sister.
  • Properly Paranoid: In "Sight Unseen". She becomes obssessed with the Triad and is completely convinced that they are out to get her, her sisters blow this off as her being paranoid, turns out though that someone really was after them, just not the Triad...yet.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Her sisters can summon the dead at any moment...except her apparently.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She and her sisters were raised by their grandmother Penny after their mother died and their father left.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her future self got waist-length blonde hair.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her natural hair is an almost black color and she has rather pale skin compared to that of her sisters.
  • Right in Front of Me: When Prue first applies for the job at Buckland, she complains about the "stuffy old auction house" on the phone to Phoebe while in an elevator, with Rex nearby. He pulls off an Ironic Echo when they formally meet in his office.
  • She-Fu: Prue sometimes uses her power of telekinesis to amplify her combat skills - she pulls off a wall-backflip in "Blinded by the Whitelighter" while practice fighting.
  • Take That!: Season 3 seemed to be throwing these toward Shannen Doherty as she is Put on a Bus to Hell. In "Sin Francisco", she was possessed by the Deadly Sin of Pride, turning her into a raging egomaniac. "Look Who's Barking" turns her into a literal female dog, and she also was responsible for destroying Piper's wedding in "Just Harried". It seemed like everybody was grateful to see her leave.
  • The Spock: She is the most responsible of the sisters.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She is cold toward most people, with her warm side mostly shown toward her sisters Piper and Phoebe and her season 1 love interest Andy.
  • Time-Travel Tense Trouble:
    • The sisters (her in particular) in always run into difficulty when trying to get their heads around the concept of tenses when time travel is involved.
      Prue: We barely got away as it was... Is. Will be. You know, I've never been good with tenses.
  • Together in Death: With Andy, as shown in the comics.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Prue was very cold and aloof to most of the other characters in Season 1. Starting with "Out of Sight", she started to loosen up and become a lot more fun-loving.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: For her it's anger.
  • Wedding Smashers: In "Just Harried", Prue interrupts her sister Piper's wedding by being brainwashed and running away with a guy on a motorcycle. While still inside the manor.

    Piper Halliwell 

Piper Halliwell

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    Phoebe Halliwell 

Phoebe Halliwell

Played by: Alyssa Milano, Samantha Goldstein (10 year old Phoebe), Frances Bay (elderly Phoebe), Lori Rom (unaired pilot)

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Born on November 2nd, 1975 Phoebe Halliwell is the middle sister after the death of her older sister, Prue and the discovery of their half-sister, Paige. She is the wife of a cupid named Coop and the mother of their children; P.J, Parker and P. Halliwell. She was once pregnant with a son, fathered by her ex-boyfriend Cole but she lost the baby.Phoebe was once considered the weakest of the Charmed Ones by demons as her powers were more passive than active. However, she consistently proved them wrong with her formidable martial arts skills and her spell-casting talent.Her Wiccan powers gradually advanced to include offensive aspects such as levitation. Her main powers included premonitions, empathy and psychic reflection.Phoebe is a famous columnist and an occasional reporter in the Bay Mirror as well as the author of a best-selling novel.
  • Actor Allusion: Alyssa Milano was the visual model for The Little Mermaid character Ariel when she was sixteen, reflected in her character:
  • Aesop Amnesia: Post-Cole Phoebe has several relationships where she keeps things at a distance, and has to learn to allow herself to let go and fall in love. And then it repeats all over again come her next boyfriend.
  • Ambiguously Christian: While the Charmed Ones are practicing Wiccans, its often implied they were raised Catholic, as Piper and Phoebe are seen having a conversation with a man that's implied to be the family's priest on God and witches.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She really seems to have a knack for Cole even after she finds out he's actually a demon.
  • Attack Reflector: She can reflect attacks with her empath powers.
  • Author Avatar: Constance M. Burge stated that the Halliwell sisters were based off herself and her own Real Life sisters. Burge based Phoebe on herself.
  • Babies Ever After: She ends up having 3 children with a cupid named Coop.
  • Badass Normal: Before she got "active" powers on par with her sisters.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her belly button probably deserved its own billing in the credits.
  • Battle Couple: Her and Cole, once she discovers he's a demon and he reforms. He tries to continue on after he loses his demonic powers, but Phoebe's too worried about his safety and won't let him participate.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Starts as the beauty before becoming the brawn.
  • Black Sheep: She was this initially.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Season 6.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After abusing her powers for personal gain, the cardinal rule for witches, the Tribunal strip Phoebe of her active premonition, levitation and empathic powers leaving her with only her basic powers, spell-casting and potion-making. She does regain her premonition power but it's not until the comics that her levitation and empathic powers come back.
  • Burn the Witch!: Phoebe really did get burned at the stake in "Morality Bites". Averted when the sisters get sent back to the 1700s and when they're outed as witches they get hanged instead.
  • Call-Back: The episode "All Halliwell's Eve" had a scene where Phoebe is told her true love's name begins with a C. At the time, she thought it meant Cole, but it turns out at the end to mean a Cupid named Coop.
  • Character Development: Phoebe goes from immature Naïve Newcomer to successful businesswoman and confident witch. After suffering from a bad case of Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places she's Happily Married by the finale. Likewise, while she has problems abusing her powers, she eventually overcomes them and matures.
  • Class Reunion: In "Hyde School Reunion".
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: A famous love advice comlumnist who has multiple struggels finding a lasting relationship for herself.
  • Cruel Mercy: "We won't help you commit suicide." Bonus points for her and her sisters wanting to kill the guy she says this to.
  • Cool Aunt: Share this role with Paige in their nephews' lives while being the one who spoils her nephews more.
  • Curse Cut Short:
    Phoebe: Wait, if you know then that means they know. And if they know then we are fu—
    Grams: Fine.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    Paige: I can understand wanting to take a break from guys, but c'mon already, she's gonna wear out the batteries.
  • Dating Catwoman: Her relationship with Cole.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Probably the least snarky of the sisters, but she is no stranger to it either.
  • Demonic Possession: Twice, by Isis and another by LuLu.
  • De-Power: In Season 6, a magic court hearing ended with her losing all the powers she'd gained up to that point (though she retains the ability to cast spells). She eventually regains her premonitions in Season 7, but not levitation or empathy.
  • Derailing Love Interests: 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.
  • Die or Fly: More literally than not in her case, who spontaneously levitates out of danger (indeed, its how she got the power to begin with).
  • Dramatic Irony: The episode "All Halliwell's Eve" opens with Phoebe talking about how much she hates the stereotype of witches as wearing pointy hats and cackling while riding broomsticks. Later on in the episode when the sisters are in the 17th century Virginia colony, they need to ward off a group of men with muskets and Phoebe declares "I'm embracing the cliche" and puts on the hat and flies on a broomstick, cackling for good measure to scare the men away. Yep, she is for all intents and purposes to blame for the very stereotype she was complaining about.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Alyssa Milano's acting in the first two seasons is remarkably different to how she portrays Phoebe later on. She functions more as The Heart and often delivers her lines a lot more dramatically. By Season 3, they realised Alyssa's gift for comic timing and retooled Phoebe slightly to make her a bit of a Genki Girl. It's a similar case with Piper; while she retained more dramatic moments than Phoebe in later seasons, her Deadpan Snarker persona wasn't really touched upon until Season 3.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Freebie."
  • The Empath: Phoebe eventually develops this power.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: During Phoebe's stint as the Queen of Evil and literally being poisoned into being evil by the Seer, she detested the death of innocents and demons alike. Though in the end this may be in part due to Phoebe's innate goodness overtrumping whatever evil, be it the hell-spawn inside her, her love for Cole or the aforementioned evil tonics the Seer was feeding her, she was slowly succumbing too.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In the season 6 finale, Evil Phoebe has a mohawk.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: A number of times, Phoebe is briefly turned evil. All the sisters have, but with her it's a particular plot point because not only was her birth was close enough to the Nexus that she's more susceptible to it, her past life was evil as well. The possibility of turning evil becomes one of Phoebe's worst fears.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Bobs, buns, pigtails, shoulder-length, straight, curly, hairnets, ponytails, she's done it all throughout the series. The hair color has also been pretty much everywhere within the blonde-brunette line.
  • Face–Heel Turn: When she voluntarily decides to become the Queen of the Underworld.
  • Faking the Dead: Phoebe had fake-vanquished Cole because while the sisters had found out that he was really Belthazor, Phoebe was still in love with him.
  • Fearful Symmetry: In "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World Part 1", where her and Paige fight their Mirror Universe counterparts.
  • Fetus Terrible: Played straight for her child, who was the offspring of a Charmed One turned (temporarily) evil, and the Source of all evil. It was slowly corrupting Phoebe, even granting her a power she had in her past evil self.
  • Fights Like a Normal: She learned martial arts largely because, unlike Prue and Piper, her power was more passive and didn't have a combat application.
  • First Law of Resurrection: Over the course of the show, she dies 9 times.
  • Flaming Hair: While pregnant with the Source.
  • Flash Back / Flash Forward: The nature of Phoebe's power of premonition is that she sees visions of what might happen, and sometimes what had already happened. Then there are spells that have been cast by others to see scenes from both the past and the future.
  • Foreshadowing: "Is There A Woogy In The House" and "Pardon My Past" foreshadow how easily Phoebe can be tempted towards evil.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Was a juvenile delinquent also known as "Freebie" in her school days. In "Hyde School Reunion" Phoebe is briefly turned into her teenage self. It's not pretty. She wasn't much better after school either, shoplifting, squabbling and generally being a walking headache for Grams and Prue. Only after gaining her powers and learning about her witch duties does she begin to clean up her act and learn responsibility. Until later seasons, that is, if the It's All About Me entry below is any indication.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phoebe is Sanguine- Adventurous, mischievous, somewhat ditzy, and the most spontaneous and impulsive of the sisters.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "Enter the Demon".
  • Friend to All Children: She seems to be the most compassionate with kids out of all the sisters. Comforting a hospital bound boy, getting a little girl being hunted by trolls to safety and using her empathy to understand her infant nephew's struggles.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": The season 8 premiere has the sisters holding a funeral for themselves. Phoebe tries to hit on a guy who was mourning her.
  • Funny Background Event: In the episode "Careful What You Witch For," when Phoebe is given the power of flight that she can barely control, there's a scene with Piper and Leo in the attic making a plan... while Phoebe repeatedly flies by outside, calling for help. Leo doesn't notice her at all, and Piper's reaction is just a vague "Did you hear something?" Until Phoebe crashes through the window, of course.
  • Future Me Scares Me:
    • In a Season 4 episode, Phoebe met her elderly self from the future; Future Phoebe was a nasty, grouchy and bitter old woman. Phoebe then attempted to learn about the events that led up to this future, to prevent herself from going the same path. It did not work.
    • In "Morality Bites," Phoebe is horrified that her future self murdered a man in cold blood with her powers. The man himself was a murderer, but Phoebe couldn't believe that she would break the rules and do such a thing. This causes the moment that most pronounces her leveling-up in Jerkass to date at the time, setting up an old friend to get killed by demons over a bank heist and thinking nothing of it afterward, to become that much more disturbing.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: She certainly does. It's apparently her favorite sweet.
  • Godiva Hair: In the episode with Lady Godiva, Phoebe dresses up as her at the end of the episode.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When hopped up on demonic powers, is supposed to get stabbed by an athame to get rid of them. Paige is just about to when the scene cuts to a post-battle celebration in magic school.
  • Heads, Tails, Edge: When Phoebe gets a job and discovers her boss is having an affair, she flips a coin to determine whether she should lie to the boss's husband or not. It lands on its edge.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her power of empathy, which allows her to perceive the emotions and feelings of any being in her vicinity, which does not seem to be this great thing at least until she (reasoning thanks to Leo on how the emotions of magical beings affect their powers) realizes that she is able to use any kind of magical power of other magical beings (including her sisters) against them. In the ninth season of comics develops an extremely lethal capacity that allows her to hurt or kill someone simply by putting her hands in front of her temples and overloading her brain with all the negative emotions she has experienced (this power is also the only one, between those available of the Trio, capable of significantly damaging a colossally powerful being like Neena, the first witch in history). This empowerment of her empathic power was the power with which she was convicted of murder in the alternative future seen in the second season.
  • High-Altitude Interrogation: In "Witches in Tights", her super hero self gives a guy one of these.
  • Hot Witch: It seems to run in the family.
  • Housewife: Phoebe gets turned into a Samantha Stevens-esque housewife by way of a magical ring. She did mention that Bewitched was her favorite show.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She never was able to fully master her empathy power before it was taken from her.
  • Hypocrite: Phoebe condemned Cole for killing two criminals in a bar, who threatened to rob it and then shot up the place. Phoebe certainly didn't think he was in the right. She went as far to threaten to vanquish Cole over that.
    • Phoebe starts complaining that Cole hadn't contacted her in a few weeks, before immediately jumping to the conclusion that this means he clearly must be up to something evil! Do you want him to leave you alone or not?!
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: It's not that Phoebe is embarrassed about telling Jason "I love you"; it's that, as a result of her empath powers, she says "I love you too" before he's actually says "I love you".
  • Important Haircut: Averted. Piper briefly comments on Phoebe's new hairstyle in the first episode of season 6, but that's only because Alyssa Milano showed up with an extremely short haircut right before they started filming that season.
  • Improbable Age: Averted. Phoebe is in college in the first three seasons and gets a job on a fluke in the fourth - and she still goes back to college to get extra understanding for her new career.
  • Informed Ability: Phoebe gets hired long-term to write the relationship advice column at a newspaper after a stint at ghostwriting it earlier because everybody thought she was so great at it, and gushing over her column continues afterwards. The examples that are shown of her advice is actually quite trite. She also guest hosts a talk show once, and again people are saying she was amazing, while her shown behaviour in the studio was shockingly amateurish.
  • Informed Attractiveness: People on the show talked about Phoebe as if she were the most gorgeous creature to ever walk the Earth. While Alyssa Milano was certainly beautiful, she wasn't significantly more attractive than Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty.
  • Informed Attribute: Her advice column is hugely successful and famous nation-wide, despite most of what the audience hears being stock love advice, and not even particularly good advice at that.
  • Informed Kindness: Around the fifth season, Piper tells Phoebe that she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. This is after several episodes of Phoebe blaming Cole for everything that went wrong in her life, completely ignoring her own actions and refusing to take responsibility.
  • Ingesting Knowledge: In one episode, Phoebe uses a smart spell that allows her to absorb the knowledge of a book by waving her hands over it.
  • It's All About Me: In later seasons, but particularly Season 5. After becoming an advice columnist, she repeatedly ignores saving people/her sisters/the world to focus on her advice column, which she treats as being vastly more important than it really is!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Somewhat in the beginning, particularly ticking off Prue with her rebellious and over-adventurous attitude, though her heart was always in the right place when it came to protecting innocents at the time.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Particularly in the fourth season, where she not only had six different hairstyles, but by the end would make her transition in color from the dark blonde of her earlier years to the almost black hue of her later years.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Phoebe needs to overcome her emotions and vanquish Cole. Twice. The first time she doesn't do it, instead faking his death. The second time wouldn't have happened if she hadn't taken the Idiot Ball an episode earlier. The third time he's vanquished is an aversion, as she hated him by then.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Writes a highly successful love advice column, despite being utterly hopeless at finding or holding onto love herself. This contradiction is even lampshaded several times within the show itself.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Initially she's the only one with no active powers (her sisters can move objects and freeze things while she can see visions of the past and future) and took to learning martial arts. She eventually develops an active power, levitation, that is of great use in combination with her martial arts skills.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Cole aside, she is hit with this hard in Season 6. After having a vision of being pregnant, Phoebe becomes obsessed with finding the right man to the point of prioritizing her love-life over her duties as a Charmed One. To her credit, none of these men are demons like Cole.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: Phoebe tells this to Cole after he's been vanquished and tries to convince her to resurrect him. She tells him that she does still love him, but they've tried everything to make it work and it just isn't enough.
  • Love Goddess: Phoebe was a Goddess of Love for an episode. She even wanted to form her own male harem.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Phoebe willingly becomes the Queen of the Underworld to stay with Cole.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Played straight in early seasons, especially "Is There A Woogy In The House?" where Phoebe dresses modestly at the start - but starts wearing less clothes when she gets possessed.
  • Magic Pants: After she changes from mermaid back to human.
  • Mama Bear: She has her protective moments towards Wyatt, most notably in "Witch Wars":
    Phoebe: See what happens when you make a play for our baby?! Who wants to play next? What's the matter? Scared of me? (shimmers into the demon bar) Well, are you?! Are you?!
  • The McCoy: Phoebe is usually the one to follow her emotions for solutions to problems.
  • Meaningful Name: Phoebe is also the name of the Greek myth's Titan of Prophecy.
  • Meet Cute: In a Clip Show episode, Coop describes Phoebe and Cole's meeting as this. It consisted of Phoebe nearly roundhouse kicking Cole, who catches her leg.
  • Mirrored Confrontation Shot: Between good Phoebe and evil Phoebe, which makes it into the opening credits.
  • Mirror Match: The season six two-part finale has Paige and her fighting their evil counterparts. Eventually they realize they're too evenly matched and call a truce.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Piper and Phoebe are fighting over Leo in the first season episode "The Fourth Sister", and Leo is led to believe that Phoebe and Aviva are partners thanks to Piper's not-so-subtle hints.
  • Monster/Slayer Romance: With Cole. It doesn't last.
  • Morality Chain: Many characters have explicitly stated that Phoebe plays this role in making sure that Cole remains good. In fact, Cole's well-known tendency for being a Heel–Face Revolving Door is pretty much a function of his relationship with Phoebe — that is, Phoebe and Cole are constantly breaking up and reestablishing their relationship, and every time this happens, it has a major effect on Cole's status as evil or good. Although Phoebe is very much aware of her power to be Cole's Morality Chain, she usually seems to be merely yanking his chain based on her own emotions, rather than consistently using her influence to make sure Cole becomes and remains a redeemed demon.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Phoebe is subject to more skin revealing transformations than any other Halliwell on the show.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: Averted with her long list of love interests, played straight by the Fandom who hurl the word "slut" at her while ignoring that the majority of her love interests were steady boyfriends.
  • Nice Girl: For all her flaws and temptations, she is a friendly person, whom at the core of her being is a kind and compassionate woman who loved her family more than anything and above all else, even as the Queen of Evil, strove to protect the innocent from harm.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Part of Phoebe's nipple actually made it on the air in the episode "Sight Unseen". In a scene at the club, the dress she's wearing fails to cover her up and part of the nipple is visible.
  • Not Quite Flight: Phoebe's second power that she developed was levitation. She mostly used it to amplify her combat skills, using the momentum it granted her to deal tougher blows. There's never really an explanation as to why Phoebe's psychic power of premonition would grow into a physical power. It's particularly odd as many characters emphasise that powers grow from the original power, not just at random.
  • Now I Know What to Name Him: When she time travels to meet her pregnant mother, she remarks how obvious it is that she would choose another P name and that "it's not too late to change it." She also briefly mentions that she must have named Phoebe after her favorite aunt.
  • Odd Name Out: Fitting for her initial characterization as the rebellious sister and the one who's most likely to be corrupted by evil, her name is the only one who didn't begin with a hard "P" sound.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Inverted. While she does have to read and pick the letters, Phoebe's advice column really shouldn't take that much time at all to write, but she frequently treats it as being vastly time-consuming and an excuse to ignore saving innocents.
  • Painful Rhyme: Invoked, and then averted. Phoebe is tasked with creating a spell to nullify a demon's deflection power, and comes up with "I'm rejectin' your deflection". When Drill Sergeant Nasty Whitelighter Natalie inspects it, everyone expects her to dismiss it and have Phoebe think of a new one, but she just says it's fine.
  • Personality Powers: She's the youngest and most impulsive who lacks forethought, and gains the power to literally see the future.
  • Phony Psychic: Phoebe applies for a position like this, noting that it would be the last place anyone would expect to find a real psychic like herself.
  • Playing with Fire: Not one of her regular powers, but Phoebe seems to have an affinity for throwing jets of flame whenever she turns evil. (One episode shows that she was pyrokinetic and evil in a past life.)
  • Power Incontinence: Phoebe is practically the queen of this trope (not that the other sisters are entirely innocent): She doesn't have any sort of control over her premonitions until ~season 6 (and even then she never learns how to turn it off), the flying power she accidentally stole from the dragon in season 2 was unreliable to say the least and she never learned to control her empathy power ever.
  • Pretending to Be One's Own Relative: During the period they faked their deaths after defeatin Zankoug, Phoebe, Piper, and Paige posed as their own cousins.
  • Psychic Powers: To her disappointment, Phoebe's powers were psychic/mental in nature where her sisters' were physical and show-y. However, over the series her powers grew into making her a formidable witch, even on her own.
    • Premonition: Phoebe's first power, original power was the power of premonition, seeing the future. This quickly evolved to include retrocognition, seeing the past. Phoebe learned to call her premonitions on command, them previously just happening to her. Her premonitions evolved into astral premonitions, a Hybrid Power of astral projection and premonition that allowed her to project her consciousness into the past or future to view events first hand either as an astral body or in her past/future self's body.
      • Intuition: As part of her premonition power, Phoebe begins being able to intuitively predict where and when an attack is going to come from. This made her incredibly effective in combat that demons preferred to attack her sisters over her due their lack of Phoebe's intuition.
    • The Empath: In season 6, Phoebe gained empathy, feeling others' emotions. Initially unable to control her power at all, Phoebe distanced herself from everyone. Eventually she got the hang enough that she was able to be around other without too much of a struggle.
      • Power Copying: By channelling the emotions of enemies, the force behind magical powers in the Charmed universe, Phoebe was able to use demons' powers against them.
      • Psychic reflection: In the comics, Phoebe's powers grew to be able to overload others' brains with emotions. It was first seen in "Morality Bites" when the sisters travelled to the future when Phoebe has developed the power. Before she chronologically manifested the power, Phoebe was confused at how her passive power could hurt anyone.
    Phoebe: What did I do, premonition the man to death?
  • Raised by Grandparents: She, Prue, and Piper were all raised by their grandmother after their mother died and their father left.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Phoebe got Aphrodite's floor-length tresses when she was turned into a Goddess of Love. Her future self from season 7 onwards was portrayed with hair past her waist, to signal her character's motherly nature.
  • Really Gets Around: Her nickname in high school was "Freebie."
  • Refuge in Audacity: In "Sin Francisco" Phoebe makes a pass at her Ethics professor while under the influence of Lust and gets kicked out of class. How does she cover for herself when the sin crisis is resolved? By submitting a paper on sexual politics and passing the incident off as an ethical experiment.
  • Repower: Phoebe gains the ability to levitate and control electricity in the future in a second season episode, but ultimately only learns to levitate when that future was averted. This was also discussed during "Is There A Woogy in the House?" when the woogyman/Hollow/Shadow temporarily possesses Phoebe; Piper mentions that their powers are supposed to progress, and not grow in random, in response to Phoebe suddenly being able to will objects into existence.
  • Seers: Her premonition power basically makes her one of these.
  • Serial Romeo: Initially, though it's Deconstructed as the show goes on. The endless stream of failed relationships leaves her broken and terrified of love and when she finds out she will have a baby in the future she resorts to using her premonition powers to see if a relationship will go anywhere on the first date (for which she is punished by the Elders). This then gets Reconstructed as Phoebe considers getting a sperm donor but then realises that she doesn't just want a baby, she wants love as well and a Cupid is sent to help her out.
  • She-Fu: Took martial arts training in season 1 due to not having an offensive power, can occasionally be seen making use of this skill.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: In the Season 2 opener, along with Piper, as part of a ritual. She was a bit more enthusiastic about it than Piper was in a funny little back and forth they had.
    Phoebe: What have we got to lose? Okay.
    *Everyone starts stripping*
    Piper: Well apparently we've got our clothes to lose.
    Phoebe: I see that.
    Piper: Wait, what are you doing
    Phoebe: When in Rome...
    Piper: No no no! We're not in Rome Phoebe, we're in California, and it's illegal here!
    Phoebe: It's totally natural, okay? Go for it.
  • Showing Off the New Body: In "A Paige from the Past", this happens when Phoebe is possessed by the spirit of a deceased convict named Lulu, who can't help admiring her new body's beauty and starts Shaking Her Hair Loose.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: She has one of these with Leslie at the end of the episode "Charrrrmed!".
  • Stripperific: Multiple times.
    • The mermaid outfit has Phoebe's nipples only barely covered, while Mylie was reasonably covered up.
    • Her being possessed by Isis wears a skimpy Belly Dancer outfit.
    • Her genie outfit. Notable that when Richard is turned into a genie, his outfit is modest.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: In "That 70's Episode", Phoebe suddenly reveals the ability to pick locks. Lampshaded by Prue, who rhetorically asks, "Why am I not surprised that you know how to do this?"
  • Sweater Girl: The girls of like wearing sweaters. In one episode, Phoebe wore a white sweater with fur-trimmed sleeves.
  • Take Our Word for It: In season 5, Phoebe becomes a successful advice columnist, has her own billboard ads, gives radio interviews and is generally said to be really funny. Of course the audience never hears more than a single sentence from her columns. She also ends up sleeping with the boss. We got a little insight when Phoebe first got the job. The person wrote in saying she was still living with her parents and was afraid of living alone. Phoebe's response, which seemed like something of an Ass Pull, was that she should get a dog for a companion. The previous columnist praised this for being proactive (it actually got her out of the house) and for being nonjudgemental. Both her (and Piper's) response was simply "Get a therapist, and get a life." The columnist said hers was better and handed the job over, so she must have done something right.
  • Three Faces of Eve: She's the seductress.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Phoebe just had premonitions in the first season. But she started training in martial arts, gained a levitation power and was much more effective in combat.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Some think that Phoebe went from a likable, well-meaning ditz to a self-obsessed, selfish jerkass as Alyssa Milano got more creative control. It's even been said that Cole's Batman Gambit-revealing guest return episode in Season 7 had him interacting with Piper rather than Phoebe because Julian had it put into his contract not to work any scenes with Alyssa.
  • Touch Telepathy: Phoebe needed to touch things to get a vision. Her empath powers, however, didn't require touch, just proximity.
  • Unabashed B-Movie Fan: Phoebe's favorite movie is a B-horror movie called "Kill It Before It Dies"; in the episode "Chick Flick", a demon's powers cause the characters to become real, then the sisters to be trapped in the movie.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Phoebe had something of an inferiority complex during the early season due to her lacking an active power. The Charmed Ones' enemies also occasionally state how undesirable her powers are for them to steal.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: The episode "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 1" had Phoebe and Paige traveling to a Mirror Universe and fighting their Evil Twins. The battle between the two Paiges causes explosions due to their opposing powers colliding. Later, they team up with their evil twins and form "The Power of Four" by combining their powers to devastating effect.
  • Yo Yo Plot Point: Phoebe going through a string of boyfriends/one-night-stands, giving up on love and deciding to concentrate on work, meeting someone who makes her rediscover love, then going through a string of boyfriends and one-night-stands again... It finally ended with her marriage to Coop, along with the show itself.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Happens more than once.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Phoebe is the youngest. She is the one that discovers the sisters' powers and gets the ability to sense evil. It's also inverted in that Phoebe is the easiest sister to tempt towards evil because she was born in the manor. Of course since Paige is revealed to be the youngest, it ultimately counts as a subversion.

    Paige Matthews 

Paige Matthews

Played by: Rose McGowan, Donna Hardy (elderly Paige)

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Born on August 2nd, 1977 Paige Matthews is the youngest of the Charmed Ones. She's the wife of Henry Mitchell and mother to their children; Tamora, Kat and their adopted son, Henry Jr. Paige was adopted by Mr and Mrs Matthews after being left at a church shortly after birth. She met her half-sisters, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell after the death of the eldest sister, Prue in 2001.As the daughter of a witch and a Whitelighter, Paige has the most powers out of the sisters despire being the youngest and last to join the Charmed legacy. Her powers include telekinetic orbing, orbing, healing and generating orb shields.Paige is a full-time Whitelighter as well as a recruiter for the Magic School.

  • Arc Welding: The affair between Patty and Sam wasn't originally supposed to have produced a child, but it made for a very convenient excuse when the show needed to introduce another sister.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: When it moved from television to comics the sisters' different witch powers evolved and became much more showy in the comics. Notably, Paige gained the power to make orb forcefields.
  • Ambiguously Christian: Paige mentions she and her adoptive parents attending the church where she was found, and the family taking part in holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
  • Babies Ever After: She eventually ends up having 3 children including one adopted child.
  • Beam-O-War: Happens between her and her past self.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: She's the beauty.
  • Blah Blah Blah: She once had a date that was so immensely boring that all she heard was blah blah blah; when something more interesting came up she heartily answered "blah!" and happily ran off.
  • Blood Knight: Paige is the most vocal about killing Cole in Series 5 and often the first one to suggest resorting to violence to solve a problem. Her tendency to do this lead Television Without Pity to jokingly refer to her as "Raige".
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: In Season 5, she was the redhead.
  • Buffy Speak: Paige's orb-telekinesis is triggered verbally (she has to call out the name of the object she wants to orb), which has led to her calling for "Icky stuff!" and "Weapon thingy!" In her defense, it works.
  • Cassandra Truth: During the Source Cole fiasco, Paige is the first to realize that Cole is going bad again, but her sisters and Leo dismiss her concerns as jealousy. However, after she is briefly turned into a vampire, Piper also becomes suspicious of Cole since he was initially unwilling to let Phoebe help them. They finally realize that Paige was right all along when Phoebe has a premonition of Cole using demonic powers.
  • Character Development: 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.
    • Was also introduced with an artistic side in Season 4 - her room in the manor having paintings displayed for instance. Come Season 5 and this trait never appears again.
      • She was also introduced as a lawyer and a social worker. By Season 5, seems she forgot she had a degree and went on a series of temp jobs because she supposedly had no career possibility outside of being a witch.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Paige has one from "my moshpit days". She wears it for protection when there's no magic.
  • Child of Forbidden Love: Paige's existence had to be kept secret at first because she is the child of a witch and a whitelighter, which at that time was strictly forbidden.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Played for Laughs briefly, when Paige in Season 5 tries to colour-code the pages of the Book of Shadows with sticky tabs for more efficient research. Piper is not amused.
    Piper: (ranting) "Beings of evil are red, creatures of good are white." Oh, yeah? Well, what's a Bunyip? Because it's not good or evil, so what the hell color is that? (finds the page with a red and white tab) Oh. Well that's confusing.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: To Prue. Whereas Prue was the oldest child and frequently meddled in Piper and especially Phoebe's lives, Paige was raised as an only child and strives to maintain her own identity, keeping her suspicions about Cole to herself. Prue witnessed her mother's death, which left her with a fear of the water, and blames her father for abandoning the family afterward, until Character Development kicks in. Paige witnessed her adopted parents' deaths, which didn't leave her with any phobias, but she blamed herself.
  • Cool Aunt: Shares this role with Phoebe in their nephews' lives with Phoebe being the one who spoils her nephews. So much so that she's the one who taught Adult Wyatt on being a Whitelighter
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: When Cole altered reality in another bid to get Phoebe to love him, Paige (who was unaffected by the changes due to having orbed out) discovers her counterpart in this new world is dead.
    Paige: This universe sucks.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is almost as snarky as Piper, it is actually one of the few things she has in common with her oldest living sister.
  • Demonic Possession: By Isis (briefly) and by Olivia Callway.
  • Deus ex Machina: Her existence was only revealed in Season 4 after Prue dies, in order to Complete the Power of Three.
  • Die or Fly: When she develops healing powers to save Henry.
  • Disappeared Dad: Sam couldn't have been less involved in Paige's life; he wasn't allowed to be.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Was differentiated from Prue by being treated like an outsider by Piper and struggling to live up to Prue's reputation.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": At Magic School, she wasn't too happy after being called "ma'am".
    Paige: Do I look like a "ma'am" to you!?
    Piper: Morning sunshine.
    Paige: I was just at magic school, taking Wyatt to the nursery, he's fine might I add, and a student bumped into me and said "excuse me..."
    Piper: A kid with manners? Alert the authorities!
    Paige: You didn't let me finish. He said "excuse me ma'am". Do I look like a "ma'am"!?
  • Emotional Powers: Her orbing is triggered by fear.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Season 6.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In the season 6 finale Evil Paige has thick bangs.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Always keeps it at least shoulder-length, but how straight or curly it is and whether pigtails or buns are involved depends on the episode. Through season 5 and most of season 6, she'd gone away from her usual dark brown hue into strawberry blonde territory.
  • Fearful Symmetry: In "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World Part 1", when bother her and Phoebe fight their Mirror Universe counterparts.
  • Feuding Families: Had to deal with this in season six. Interestingly, not only is the reason for their feuding something concrete and recent (the death of one family's daughter) rather than something vague that happened generations ago, but the feud is resolved relatively peacefully after it's revealed that the reason everything was escalating was because the ghost of the dead girl was keeping it going out of a displaced sense of vengeance. Paige's Love Interest from this episode (the same one the ghost wanted) even hangs around for a while, alternately being a source of help or danger depending on the episode, until his attempt to get rid of his family's bad karma ended up endangering Phoebe (and even exposing the magical world to her boyfriend).
  • Fiery Redhead: In Season 5.
  • First Law of Resurrection: Over the course of the show, she dies an amazing 9 times.
  • Flashy Teleportation: One of her powers due to being part Whitelighter. She can also teleport objects.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Similar to Phoebe, teen Paige was quite a brat, smoking, misbehaving and frequently pulling "You are not my parents" on her parents. It took the shock of seeing her parents dying in a car crash to make her try and change for better.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Paige is Phlegmatic- She actually has quite a few similarities to Prue in terms of personality, especially in independence and stubbornness. However, she is also much more easy-going and a lot more ditzy.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "Enter the Demon".
  • Friend to All Children: She worked for Child Services and was shown to be very affected by the plight of some of her cases.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": The season 8 premiere has the sisters holding a funeral for themselves. Paige is annoyed at the lack of people mourning her - so she Glamours into Janice Dickinson and gives a big dramatic speech about how Paige was Janice's best friend.
  • Happily Adopted: By two perfectly normal people, but it didn't stop Paige from being a pain to them in her teenage years. She regretted her behaviour to them when they were alive.
  • Heroic Bastard: Her parents (Patty and Sam) obviously weren't married, seeing as they were forbidden from even having feelings for each other. Nobody ever really makes a big deal about this, though.
  • Hot Witch: Paige might only be half-Halliwell, but the didn't stop her from getting their good looks.
  • Hurting Hero: As a result of what happened to her adoptive parents.
  • Hybrid Power: A common witch power is telekinesis and a common power for Whitelighters is orbing. She happens to be half-witch/half-whitelighter, and can combine these powers into orb-telekinesis.
  • Hypocrite: In the second episode of Season 5, Cole decided to pack up and leave after Phoebe rejected him. However, Paige would browbeat him into staying to help save Phoebe by casting a spell that forced him to feel Phoebe's love for him, which ended up convincing him to stay for good. In both Seasons 4 and 5, Paige is even more vehemently against Cole than Prue ever was and repeatedly tries to vanquish him or help Phoebe vanquish him, despite that he was going to leave peacefully before she cast that spell.
    • In "Soul Survivor", Paige decides that individuals who have decided to sell their souls for wealth and power, will full knowledge that this will come at the expense of causing misery and suffering to others, are still considered innocent. This is despite this making the "victims", actually very little from the villain of the episode, who trades these ill-gotten souls to increase his own wealth and power!
  • Iconic Sequel Character: She does not appear in the series until the Season 4 premiere, replacing the recently deceased Prue who was killed off in the previous Season Finale.
  • Identical Grandson: We never see her, but Paige is apparently the spitting image of Grams's first husband's sister Janice. He repeatedly comments on it when she winds up meeting him back in the '60s.
  • Improbable Age: Averted. Paige is an intern who's still paying student loans back and when she gets promoted to social worker, she has to leave the job because she can't handle it.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The vainishing spell, which she seems to use a lot.
  • Irony: Leo states shortly after Paige joins the cast that her Whitelighter half should make her a pacifist. Paige ends up being the most bloodthirsty of the four sisters.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Her hair is a different color each season. Black in S4, Red in S5, Blonde in S6 and Brown in the last two seasons.
  • The Kirk: Is usually the most practical and heroic-hearted of the sisters in her seasons, though is prone to taking the Idiot Ball at times.
  • The Klutz: In "Someone to Witch Over Me".
  • Lady of Black Magic: Portrayed as this in her past life as the "Evil Enchantress".
  • Long Lost Sibling: Justified because her existence as a witch-Whitelighter hybrid had to be kept secret.
  • Ma'am Shock: She did not take well to being called "ma'am" in "Charrrmed!"
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: Subverted. Her magical love interest was not only not the guy she ended up with, he wasn't even the next best thing she had.
  • Memory Wipe Exploitation: In a fifth season episode, Paige casts a spell on her boyfriend at the time to find out how he would react to dating a witch. He was fine with that part, but then revealed that he has a wife and two children. Paige then had to figure out how to keep him contained for the next twenty-four hours so he doesn't out her as a witch.
  • Mind over Matter: Fills the "ability to move objects" part of the Charmed Ones power set. Where Prue had traditional Telekinesis, Paige's power is based on her Whitelighter side so she teleports objects to her via orbing.
  • Mirror Match: The season six two-part finale has her and Phoebe fighting their evil counterparts. Eventually they realize they're too evenly matched and call a truce.
  • Muggle-and-Magical Love Triangle: Has one briefly in the last season, between Henry (muggle) and Simon (magical).
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Was given to normal parents after her birth and didn't know her true heritage until her powers started manifesting thanks to a spell Piper had cast to bring Prue back.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Paige is frequently shown at her social worker job in season 4 but quits to focus on her witch duties. She does temp jobs in Season 6 and a lot of magical problems seem to revolve around the jobs themselves. In season 7 she's working at Magic School - so no one there will question a Charmed One rushing out to fight demons.
  • Only Child Syndrome: She was raised an only child, so unlike the sisters, she did not take well early on to moving in with the others and dedicating herself to becoming a Charmed One. Got used to it after her past life destroyed her loft.
  • Parental Abandonment: As the Elders forbid witch/Whitelighter relationships, Paige had to be given up after she was born.
  • Parting Words Regret: Paige was fighting with her Muggle Foster Parents and threw in their face that they weren't her real parents while they were driving, and it may have been what distracted her father and helped cause the accident that killed them. She's able to go back in time and inadvertently change the circumstances of their death (she was trying to outright prevent it), assuring them that she loves them and that she'll grow out of this rebellious phase, and learn that her own miraculous survival was thanks to orbing (which she didn't understand yet and thus didn't remember), and she's still plagued with guilt that they never got to see her grow up. Until Leo brings their spirits from the afterlife to assure her that they're proud of the woman and the witch that she's become.
  • Personality Powers: Paige grew up as an only child, never knowing who her family was and not knowing her place in the world. Much of her arc concern her trying to find herself and coincidently she has the power to teleport from place to place.
  • Power Incontinence: Has struggled with this in her orbing ever since she was a high-schooler.
  • Pretending to Be One's Own Relative: During the period they faked their deaths after defeatin Zankoug, Phoebe, Piper, and Paige posed as their own cousins.
  • Properly Paranoid: Granted, she absolutely hated his guts, but that didn't mean she was (entirely) wrong about Cole having returned to The Dark Side.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Got Rapunzel Hair when she was turned into Snow White and again into a wood nymph.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: In Seasons 4, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Refuge in Audacity: When Chris realizes he split up his parents before his conception date, he enlists Phoebe and Paige to get them back together so he isn't Ret-Gone. Paige's plan? Serving up aphrodisiacs (champagne, oysters, and chocolate strawberries) at Wyatt's first birthday party. When Piper questions it, Paige first claims she doesn't know they were aphrodisiacs, and then claims she'd know they weren't appropriate at a child's birthday party if there were more kids around.
  • Sixth Ranger: Or, more accurately, fourth sister.
  • Sleuth Dates Cop: She has Federal Agent Kyle Brody in season seven, an unnamed cop in season eight, and Henry in the same season, who she then goes on to marry. For Paige, at least, she meets all of them in the course of her Charmed duties - Agent Brody is investigating the Avatar threat and needs the sisters' help, who then offers to clear them of suspicion with his influence, and one of Henry's parolees is an innocent Paige is supposed to save.
  • The Speechless: In "Sense and Sense Ability".
  • Stripperific: As a wood nymph.
  • Subbing for Santa: In "Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun", Paige was once turned into a nymph to replace one that just died.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: In Season 8, Paige showed that she knows martial arts despite the fact that we never saw her train in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Super Power Lottery: Due to being a Whitelighter-Witch who is also a Charmed One, Paige develops the most powers out of all the sisters. That is before Prue became the Caretaker of the Nexus of the All and becomes a reality warper.
    • Wiccan powers
      • Telekinetic orbing: Paige inherited the Warren wiccan power of telekinesis but her Whitelighter heritage caused it to hybridise with orbing to create telekinetic orbing. Paige's ability grew to such finesse that she was able to remotely orb people away from her to other locations. On a few rare occasions, Paige demonstrated the potential for pure telekinesis such as when she orbed a dirty diaper into a trash can, the lid of which flipped up on its own without the presence of orbs.
      • Orb shield: In the comics, Paige developed the power to project an orb shield. Essentially the same kind Wyatt used when he was a child.
    • Whitelighter powers
      • Orbing: Like Whitelighters, Paige could teleport by disappearing in a cloud of white-blue orbs. Notably, Paige possessed this power before she met her sisters. It being how she survived the car crash that killed her parents.
      • Healing Hands: At first, being half-Whitelighter meant this was the only power she did not inherit, but by the final season, she was finally getting the hang of it.
      • Light 'em Up: To tell Henry she was a witch, Paige summoned several balls of light. This was the first time she ever used the power and it never came up again.
      • Glamour: Paige could change her appearance, during which she would be surrounded by orbs. Although all the sister could glamour themselves, they required a spell where Paige's ability to do so was an innate power.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Prue's powers, though this is justified by the fact that the Charmed Ones are prophesied to have a very specific set of powers.
  • Taken for Granite: Meta, one of the Titans in "Oh My Goddess" can turn people to stone. She turns Whitelighters to stone and shatters them to steal their teleporting powers. Paige is turned to stone, but is saved from the shattering and later returned to normal.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: She's the seductress.
  • Throwing Your Knife Always Works: Sometimes she'll orb a demon's athame and throw it back at the demon always landing pointy end first as if it's a war dart.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass:
    • ORB THE GUN, PAIGE!
    • After gaining the ability to remote orb people in Season 7, she never considers orbing out innocents.
    • Combined with Took a Level in Jerkass in the beginning of "Centennial Charmed," with her strategy to invisibly sneak up behind Cole and blow him up from the inside to try and kill him. First, she calls Leo to practice this on him, blowing up and risking the existence of her already-kinda-dead-and-decidedly-good brother-in-law/spiritual guide for no justifiable reason and without a second thought. Despite the dead guy reconstituting and telling her that it's not gonna work, she thinks this proves that her plan is utterly brilliant for killing a past-nigh-invincible conglomerate of Wasteland powers who she's already seen try and fail to kill himself with the sisters' strongest potion. Note that this is on the eve of Cole's birthday, at his lowest and most lonesome point, where he's resorting to telling himself "Happy Birthday" because no one else will.
    • She was introduced as a social worker, but in Season 6 she seems to have forgotten all her previous experience (along with her CV) and sought temp jobs such as being a dog walker
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Fear.
  • Truth Serums: In "Necromancing the Stone", Paige uses this spell. The boyfriend she used it for (to see how he'd react to the family secret since the spell comes with automatic Laser-Guided Amnesia) provided some extra information he's married but was also able to lie. He just had to quickly correct himself.
    "I was going to tell you... no, I wasn't."
  • Twitchy Eye: To insane degrees in Seasons 7 and 8.
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Main Characters

    Andy Trudeau 

Andy Trudeau

Played by: TW King, Jake Sakson (young Andy), Chris Boyd (Unaired pilot)

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Andrew 'Andy' Trudeau was born in the early '70's and was a police inspector for the San Francisco Police Department until he quit after being accused of knowing a connection between Prue Halliwell and a series of unsolved paranormal cases.In 1999, Andy was killed after being hit by an energy ball thrown by a powerful demon known as Rodriguez.Andy had been a lifelong friend of the Halliwells, having been living close to them and growing up with them. Penny 'Grams' Halliwell often had to cast spells on him to erase his memory as the girls would use magic on him whilst playing.Andy and Prue had an on-off relationship since high school and Prue was devastated upon his death, believing him to be her true love; proven as she never had a proper boyfriend after his death.

  • Agent Mulder: Even before the events of the series, Andy specialized in the more unusual cases and was up to speed on the occult. As Season 1 progressed, he gained more of a reputation in this regard. After learning the big secret, he even said that he always believed in something beyond this world.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He has been friends with Halliwells since they were children, and dated Prue in High School before the two broke up to go seperate ways. While they briefly got back together when he returned to San Francisco, they broke up when Prue felt he couldn't handle her being a witch. In the end however it's made clear that he was the love of Prue's life.
  • Fair Cop: For Prue, who falls for him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He was killed by a demon while trying to help the sisters. He could've been brought back due to a "Groundhog Day" Loop, but he convinced Prue while in the afterlife not to let it happen in order to stop the demon.
  • Occult Detective: Of the official police detective kind. His Agent Mulder tendencies meant that he and Darryl were unofficially the experts on the "freaky cases."
  • One True Love: Prue's, with Cupid even insinuating he was the love of her life.
  • Properly Paranoid: As more and more unsolved cases somehow involving a Halliwell piled up, Andy became this. After Andy learned the big secret, Prue learned he knew a lot more than he let on.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Tries to be because he cares for Prue and her sisters, but it has gotten in the way of both his work and their relationship at times.
  • Secret Keeper: For a few episodes in Season 1.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As is typical of police detectives on this show.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's able to get Prue to sleep with him within the first two episodes, anyway.
  • Together in Death: With Prue, as shown in the comics.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: He has been friends with the Halliwells all of their life, and not once did he ever suspect anything peculiar going on with them.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Him and Prue until he died.

    Darryl Morris 

Darryl Morris

Played by: Dorian Gregory

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Darryl Morris was a San Francisco Police Department inspector and the husband of Sheila Morris. He was the father of their two sons; Mikey and Darryl Morris Jr.Originally the partner of Andy Trudeau, Darryl became close to the Halliwells and became an ally to them after learning of their magic secret. Since then, Darryl repeatedly put his job on the line to help cover for the sisters when a case featured any magic. In 2003, Darryl was promoted to lieutenant when he arrested a dangerous criminal with the help of Leo Wyatt and the sisters.Darryl was a close ally to the sisters until 2004, where he was framed for a murder by the Cleaners to prevent the exposure of magic. Although the Halliwells managed to convince the Tribunal to spare him, Darryl retained his memories of almost being executed. The event caused a rift between him and the sisters. He did, however, assists the girls in their battle against Zankou. Afterwards, he moved to the East Coast with his family.

  • Agent Mulder: An inversion. Even after learning the big secret, he still tries to solve rational cases and "be normal." However, his involvement in strange unsolved cases and his bringing in (what appear to be) psychic girls for consultation make him appear like this trope to his colleagues.
  • Agent Scully: Especially while partnered with Andy. He began to display a more open mind in Season 2 before learning the big secret.
  • The Artifact: Initially in Season 2, as his primary role had been being Andy's partner. A few episodes turned this around by developing him as a character and having him interact more closely with the sisters.
  • Badass Normal: Gets caught up in the sisters' magical messes a lot, yet more often than not manages to hold his own without gravely serious injuries.
  • Butt-Monkey: The shenanigans the sisters put the poor guy through...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially in the early seasons.
  • Extreme Doormat: At least until he comes very close to being executed. After that, he rightly tells the sisters where to shove it.
  • Friend on the Force: He would often turn to the Halliwells with cases that he suspected magic had some form of interference. In turn the girls would use him as an informant to wherabouts of innocents and strange goings ons in San Francisco, as well as help in keeping the magical world a secret from the police and public in general.
  • Happily Married: He's married and has 2 kids.
  • Ignored Expert: In Season 7, he warns Sheridan to leave the sisters alone—saying what they do "is above reproach" and that certain forces won't tolerate their work being interfered with. Sheridan ignores him and ultimately gets vaporized for it.
  • Occult Detective: He and Andy became the experts on the "freaky cases," which he resents. After Andy's death, he becomes much more cooperative with the sisters, but also develops even more of a reputation for being associated with paranormal stuff.
  • Properly Paranoid: After Andy's death and before learning the secret himself, Daryl knew the sisters were hiding something. However, in a subversion, he didn't want to know the secret. He did, though, want to make use of their secret to help people when necessary.
  • Put on a Bus: The budget cuts in Season 8 led to Daryl being dropped altogether. "Run, Piper, Run" said he had moved back east with his family.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Takes Andy's place after the man's death. However, his "freaky cases" reputation tends to get in the way of the job at times, and then there's when he finds himself having to be reasonable when the sisters aren't.
  • Secret Keeper: Early in Season 2 onward, with his wife Sheila eventually being let in on the secret as well.
  • True Companions: To the Halliwells, to the point the Sisters didn't hesitate to threaten the council they would give up their powers and responsibilities as the Charmed Ones, and Piper even using magic to attempt smuggle Darryl out of jail to the safety of Magic School, in a bid to save his life, and according to his wife Sheila both she and Darryl look upon them all as part of the family. In the end while he kept his distance from them after the incident when he was nearly executed due to plans by the Cleaners to keep magic hidden, when the Charmed Ones needed him he was there. He even showed up to fight alongside the family in the big battle of magic in "The Power of 300".

    Dan Gordon 

Dan Gordon

Played by: Greg Vaughan

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Dan was the mortal neighbour of the Halliwells and was in an on-off relationship with Piper in Season 2. Dan used to play second base for the Seattle Mariners baseball team until he injured his knee. He moved to San Francisco for a job together with his niece, Jenny.Dan dated Piper when he moved in next door the manor. He noticed the girls' strange lives and often suspecting they were hiding something during the majority of their relationship. Due to Piper's unexplained disappearances and avoidance of his questions, Dan became increasingly frustrated. He was also constantly feeling threatened by Leo's presence, knowing his history with Piper and knew that Piper still cared for him. Eventually, Dan felt as though he was just 'geographically desirable' and that the basis of the entire relationship with Piper was based on this. Piper finally breaks up with Dan after realising she was in love with Leo more.

  • The All-American Boy: He displays some of these characteristics, chiefly by being a friendly neighbor to the Halliwells.
  • Career-Ending Injury: He used to be a professional baseball player before a knee injury ended his career.
  • Cool Car: When he was outside tending to his truck in "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!", the sisters made comments about a nice body and a great tan as a Double Entendre reference to both Dan himself and the truck. The confirmation that they were talking about Dan came via "Manny Hanks"note  calling the truck awesome.
  • Female Gaze: While washing his car, Piper was busy checking out his jean-clad rear.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's subject to Female Gaze and acts as a Love Interest to Piper.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: His reaction to finding out about Piper and Leo's magic. It was so bad Piper had to use magic to make him forget the whole thing and move on. To be fair, she had kept him at arm's length and in competition with Leo for much of their relationship, and ended up finding out about the secret by being turned into an old man.
  • Promoted to Parent: He had to take care of Jenny while her parents were in Saudi Arabia.
  • Properly Paranoid: He had his suspicions about Leo (though some of this was prompted by jealousy). The suspicions grew over time until he was absolutely certain that Leo was hiding something, which he was.
  • Reincarnation: Of Gordon Johnson, husband of P. Baxter and great-grandfather of the Halliwell sisters.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: With Piper.
  • Romantic False Lead: Fit the trope by dating Piper and making Leo jealous.
  • Satellite Character: All of his screentime is devoted to giving Piper's life drama in some form.

    Jenny Gordon 

Jenny Gordon

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  • Bratty Teenage Niece: After Jenny found out that Dishwalla was playing at P3, she sneaked into the club to watch the band play even after Dan forbade her to.
  • Damsel in Distress: Consumed by the demon Masselin when she snuck out to P3.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Serves as a toned-down version to Kyle Gwydion, who was the Chosen One destined to vanquish the evil witch Tuatha. She gave him advice and helped him believe in himself.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted, her period is the first thing she and Phoebe discuss.
  • Put on a Bus: Dan mentioned Jenny had moved back to live with her parents again.
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    Leo Wyatt 

Leo Wyatt

Played by: Brian Krause

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  • Ascended Extra: Leo was a recurring character for the first season and half of the second. In "Pardon My Past," Krause was added to the main cast.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When he finally finds out that Gideon is the one that is responsible for the ruin of his family and the collective future of the timeline that Chris comes out of, he finally uses the Elder powers he's held back to their full extent and kills him. Leo takes it a step further in Season 7 where he spends his time actively going after potential threats to his family and the Charmed Ones.
  • Blessed with Suck: Initially, as his whitelighter duty kept him and Piper from being able to truly get together.
  • Bodyguard Crush: For Piper, which is later reciprocated.
  • Broken Pedestal: When he finds out Gideon has actually been trying to kill his firstborn son in his absence from his family.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Like Cole, this happens twice, and the second time is permanent.
  • Cosmic Plaything: How he's written out of Season 8. The Angel of Destiny arranges for Leo to die so that the sisters have the focus and motivation to overcome the coming threat. Piper makes a deal for Leo to merely be taken away and returned once the sisters win.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While certainly not stupid, his pacifistic leanings routinely kept him out of the fighting. The Elders and other Whitelighters also regularly "sold Leo short" (though this had more to do with his relationship with Piper). However, when the Titans slaughtered many Elders, it was Leo who stepped up, organizing ways to protect the survivors and giving the sisters godly powers to fight the Titans.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: His entire relationship with Piper. Both endure obstacles at every turn, gut-wrenching heartache, being separated from each other several different times, constant threats against their children, and betrayals from those they thought they could trust. They never gave up, and they got to grow old together and see their children lead full lives.
  • Fanservice Pack: Usually came with his moments of leveling up in badass, but also in season 8, where his face and hairstyle became a bit more rugged and his upper body more defined.
  • Female Gaze: Piper and Phoebe spent quite a bit of time ogling Leo's butt as he's fixing something in the fireplace.
    Phoebe: Quite possibly the finest glutes in the city.
    Piper: In the state.
    Phoebe: In all the land.
    • Prue walks in on Leo in the shower, and takes a second to look at Leo and remark "nice orbs" before being driven out by Piper.
  • Healing Hands: A standard for whitelighters and Elders, though Leo takes this to an extreme in that he even uses this ability to heal broken pipes in a potential whitelighter's home when he can't handle them with standard human abilities and tools.
  • The Heart: Lampshaded by Chris, who notes that the Charmed Ones are so dependent on Leo, they'd be absolutely lost without him.
  • Heroic BSoD: Gets hit with this in succession in Season 6 and it carries over into Season 7 due to his mentor Gideon's betrayal and Gideon's part in Chris' death.
  • Hurting Hero: For a good part of Season 7, Chris' death and Gideon's betrayal cause Leo to become a darker, more pro-active demon slayer in order to protect his family. His anguish and methods put a further strain on his marriage, making this more difficult for everyone.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Being immortal, he's frequently on the receiving end of various calamities, such as Piper occasionally threatening to (or actually going through with) blowing him up, or when Paige testing her vanquishing potions on him.
    Leo: Dammit Paige, can you not practice on me? I may be dead, but it still hurts!
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: In addition to his actual job as a Whitelighter, the guy gets regularly beaten, battered and bruised whilst protecting the sisters, often tasked with finding out information from the Elders, constantly gets treated like the punchline to every joke and yet, rarely ever complains about any of these things beyond simple passive-aggressive comments. He's that devoted to his wife and sisters-in-law.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: When Leo first appeared, he seemed like any other handyman. The first hints of what he really was came half a season down the line in "Wicca Envy" and a full explanation a little later in "Secrets and Guys." Of course, every character bio notes he's a World War II veteran that ascended to Whitelighter status.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: For a while regarding Piper's pregnancy with Chris. To be fair, locking him out was easy since he and Piper alike didn't know it was POSSIBLE to get her knocked up in a dimension between life and death, and he had to hang with the Elders for a while immediately afterwards.
  • The Medic: This is his role in initial seasons for the Charmed Ones.
  • Mr Fix It: Apparently, his Healing Hands extend to being able to repair burst pipes. Which is especially strange since it's underlined repeatedly that his healing power is triggered through love. So, Cargo Ship?
  • Mr. Fanservice: Both Piper and Phoebe commented lustfully on his glutes when he initially worked for them as a handyman.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he kills Zola, he undergoes a massive guilt trip.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the nicest characters in the show, so naturally he's often the butt of the joke. Aside from a few passive-aggressive comments, he takes it all on the chin and with remarkable grace.
  • Older Than They Look: Not bad for a guy in his seventies.
  • The One Guy: The one man that the Charmed Ones trust in the magical world until Wyatt and Chris come into the picture.
  • Omniglot: Leo can speak, understand and read every human language.
  • Only Sane Man: As the sisters' Whitelighter, Leo often had to play this role—trying to guide them and ensure their emotions didn't affect their judgment.
  • Papa Wolf: To both Wyatt and Chris.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 2.
  • Teleportation: One of his powers due to being a Whitelighter.
  • Thrown Down a Well: In Season 8.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: In Season 7, Lord Dyson, an Emotion Eater demon, tried to power up by feeding on Leo's pent-up rage and hostility. Leo had so much repressed anger that feeding on it caused Dyson to explode.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After he became an Elder, he started using lightning bolts.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Implied to have happened off-screen in Season 8 when two demons who were turned invincible against their will come after his former Magic School students for revenge because he at some point captured the demons and allowed his class to use them for vanquishing practice. Yes, the former pacifistic angel instructed his good magical students to become the Agony Beam for training purposes.
  • War Hero: Leo served in WWII. When he attended a reunion (pretending to be his own grandson) all the other veterans, many of them war heroes themselves, and their families all gathered around Leo to talk about how he saved their lives.

    Cole Turner / Belthazor 

Cole Turner / Belthazor

Played by: Julian McMahon (Cole), Michael Bailey Smith (Belthazor)

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  • And I Must Scream: His fate after "Centennial Charmed" would seem to be this and may have been the intent. Trapped in a void, unable to interact with just about anyone, forever denied being with Phoebe, etc. However, it is amazingly subverted, as he has made peace with his fate and found a way to influence the real world.
  • Batman Gambit: He arranged for Drake dè Mon to make an inverted Deal with the Devil which allowed Drake to become human, gain a soul and keep his powers, the catch being that he'd go to Hell if he used his powers for evil and either way he was dead after a year, on the condition that Drake found Phoebe and helped her regain her faith in love. He even arranged for Piper to be attacked and killed by Thorn Demons, a death which subverted Elder Odin's attempts trick Leo into giving up his family life for the Council, proving that love indeed conquers all. All this, revealed through one final appearance at the end of this year-long plan. All this, while stuck in a cosmic void. All this, to preserve his ex's belief in love even after she killed him.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Cole's reasons (well, the main one) for becoming insane and evil in Season 5 is because his powers were demonic and inherently evil which has been known to influence users. Another reason is that Cole was mortal when he absorbed the powers of the wasteland and mortals are unable to handle having magic powers without going insane or worse.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Of sorts. After no longer being The Source, the next time he is seen, he's miserable and has a beard.
  • Becoming the Mask: Revolving Door Edition.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Combined with Being Good Sucks. From the time he first fell in love with Phoebe until the aforementioned Batman Gambit, he really, really couldn't do anything right.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Twice. Only for an episode the second time, though.
  • Cassandra Truth: Inverted in "The Demon Who Came in from the Cold," where Cole claims to his old brotherhood that he killed the Triad because they were plotting to betray the Source. The top demons remain suspicious of this claim to say the least, but Cole himself was lying about it as a cover. Thing is, as viewers learn in Season 8, the Triad actually was plotting to betray the Source and seize power for themselves. Cole was right; he just didn't know it.
  • The Corruption: By the Source essence/power in the second part of season 4. Cole is not entirely suppressed though and while he never manages to wrestle the control of his body back, he ends up significantly influencing the Source's actions. The Source Cole comes off more like a merge of the two with the Source persona being dominant than the Source just wearing Cole's body, hence both tropes.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Usually when the sisters reject him it's the result of finding himself subject to at least the threat of this.
  • Deader Than Dead:
  • Deadpan Snarker: By Season 5, he's gotten quite good at this.
    Cole: Stubborness is definitely a family trait. You've tried going upstairs twice, out the front door 4 times and through the wall 5.
    Piper get's thrown backwards through a wall.
    Cole: Make that 6 times. But hey, you haven't tried the chimney yet.
  • Escaped from Hell: Escapes the demonic wasteland by absorbing an Ermac's worth of demonic powers.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: In the episode "Y Tu Mummy Tambien," Piper and Paige come to Cole for help, only to find him experimenting with different ways in how to kill himself. Piper suggests he take therapy, but Cole rebuffs it, stating he would "rather chop his head off than have it examined." This gives him the idea to conjure a guillotine to do just that. Of course, he never actually gets to use it, because after discussing Jeric, the Monster of the Week, with the sisters, he feels a connection with him and teams up with him.
  • Expy: Is clearly an expy of Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Reformed demon starts a love affair with female hero, then reverts to evil. Then good again. Then semi-evil (see Season 2 of Angel). Brad Kern obviously agrees with the saying 'good writers borrow from other writers; great writers steal from them outright.'
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Were the first clue that he got possessed/corrupted by the Source.
  • Good Feels Good: While mortal, he helps to save a woman from a burning car and comments afterwards that it felt good, due to a combination of being able to help others and get some action in his somewhat dull mortal life at the same time. When he returns from death the first time, he uses his powers to save lives and help people for awhile, but eventually being treated like a fearsome scourge or tool instead of a person wore on him.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His father was human and his mother was a demon.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: His reason for turning evil again in Season 5. He wanted to be good, to help, to make up for past sins, but the sisters absolutely refused to even consider that he was anything but evil. To be fair, he does a lot to inspire their distrust even while claiming to want to be good. There's also the part where Cole was a mortal infused with more demonic powers than he could shake a stick at, which in the Charmed universe has clearly been proven to be a toxic combination—not to mention being in part the source of the Halliwells' mistrust. Combine all this, his Sanity Slippage was not surprising in the least.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Has literally turned between good and evil seven times.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Spending a century as a demonic hitman and depending on a woman's love to tether oneself to good is not a recipe for success as a hero.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Also an example of Too Dumb to Live. When Phoebe finally gets the chance to vanquish him, Cole, even after everything he has done to the Charmed Ones, is confident that she will not be able to go through with it. She does, without hesitation.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: He believes he can become good again and stay that way after returning from the Demonic Wasteland, and almost pulls it off, only to be screwed over just before Phoebe gives him another chance.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Due to Nigh-Invulnerability. It turns out that just about nothing else can kill him, either.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: One of the most prominent and notable characters, but does not appear until Season 3.
  • Living Shadow: He had one as Belthazor.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Particularly in season 5, where being a mortal saddled with so many ungodly powers that he becomes invincible and his blood has turned acidic contributes both to the reason Phoebe continues to rejects him and why he doesn't take it very well at all.
  • Love Redeems:
    • Initially seems to be subverted. His love for Phoebe leads him to do good, but it wasn't enough to make up for all the evil he had done. Absorbing a whole lot of demonic powers (twice, and the second time to come back from the first time) didn't help.
    • Going by "The Seven Year Witch" and then the comics, this actually does work in the end, as he's recollected himself in the Cosmic Void to the point of a Heel–Face Turn. No, he doesn't get back with Phoebe; in fact, he doesn't even try to do so. However, the fact that his good side was reawakened after a century of repression by falling in love with her to begin with means this counts.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Is very good at manipulating people and events to get exactly what he wants, though he uses those skills only when he's evil
  • Mr. Fanservice: Is nearly always seen as either a Sharp-Dressed Man or Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: After his first death, he assimilates the powers of defeated demons.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Has this in Season 5 thanks to the powers he's absorbed from the Wasteland.
  • Poisonous Friend: Poisonous Lover is more like it. Whether he wants to or not, whether she's with him or against him, and all have been true at separate times, he tends to bring out some of the worst parts of Phoebe.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: As Belthazor.
  • Redemption Equals Heroic Sacrifice: In his case, of his own existence.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: His second attempt at redemption after coming back from being vanquished as the Source. Mainly because it wasn't a true reformation that would later come in the comics but rather a desperate attempt to convince Phoebe he was still worth having.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Phoebe rejects him, multiple times, on the grounds that he will always be evil. Primarily thanks to that repeated rejection, this comes to be.
  • Screaming Warrior: Is prone to this when particularly anguished or pissed off.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's Phoebe-sexual. No interest in anyone else, not even shapeshifters that can take her form.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Even after being told that it's over, he still continues to do anything he can to get back with Phoebe despite the innumerable times she tells him to stop and tries to kill him. He never even once tells Phoebe or any other character he was about to completely pass on the Source's power and demonic essence to the Wizard until Phoebe herself killed the latter.
  • Suicide by Cop: He gets so depressed over Phoebe's constant rejections and his Sanity Slippage that he tries to provoke the Charmed Ones into killing him. Phoebe realizes what he's doing and refuses to give him what he wants. Cole simply steals the vanquishing potion from her and uses it on himself... only to discover that he now has Complete Immortality and not even the Power of Three can kill him.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Phoebe often describes him this way. Is also fond of making the occasional snarky comment here and there.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: The Charmed Ones, especially Phoebe, adamantly refuse to believe he will ever not be evil, so he goes crazy and decides to go with it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: As an Ascended Demon.
  • Troubled, but Cute: It's definitely Phoebe's charm.
  • Villain Ball Magnet: Whenever he is on the verge of letting go of his evil ties for good, something will inevitably force him back to the darkside. Whenever he is on the verge of accomplishing an evil goal or moving up in the pecking order, some idiotic or foolhardy decision will be the thing that keeps him back.
  • Yandere: Becomes this towards Phoebe.

    Chris Perry Halliwell 

Chris Perry Halliwell

Played by: Drew Fuller

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  • Back from the Dead: Not really back, considering the Timey-Wimey Ball. It's more the fact that, with the Bad Future averted, Chris is no longer dead. Still considered a win, though.
  • Bash Brothers: The last episode implies that in the changed future, Chris and Wyatt become this when they have taken over the Charmed Ones' duties in fighting evil.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition: Dies, then is born. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Cain and Abel: With Wyatt before Chris went back in time and changed things. Chris was the Abel to Wyatt's Cain.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: It's implied that Leo wasn't around for Chris due to his duties as an Elder, putting this trope in full effect if that's the truth... The only problem is that Chris doesn't think so and resents his father for it.
  • Daddy Issues: Leo and Chris don't get along in their first encounters because Leo doesn't trust him, but later on, Chris' future issues with Leo rear its ugly head in full force.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He could snark with the best of them - a trait he most likely gets from his his mother.
  • The Determinator: He will save his brother's soul and stop the Bad Future from happening, come hell and high water. It doesn't matter how many Deals with Devils or other shady things he has to do.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When he first travels back in time, Chris arranges for Leo to be promoted to Elder so he can take his place as the Charmed Ones' Whitelighter... and only realizes later that with Piper and Leo separated, they won't conceive him and he'll be Ret-Gone. This is due to Real Life Writes the Plot, as the showrunners didn't figure out what they wanted to do with Chris until Holly Marie Combs became pregnant.
  • Generation Xerox:
    • It's implied in the last episode that Chris is going to follow in the Charmed Ones' footsteps alongside Wyatt.
    • Dark haired, snarky, dedicated to his family, and neurotic to a fault - he's basically a male Piper. Even more so when the changed timeline makes him the middle child of three siblings by adding a younger sister, Melinda.
    • He’s also very similar to Prue- he has the same overprotective nature, non-orb related telekenisis, steely determination, daddy issues, and an unfailing dedication to his family. Even his dour unrelenting intensity while demon hunting is practically copy and pasted from Prue’s later seasons.
  • Good Is Not Nice: How he started. He eventually mellows out, but this still pops out occasionally. Extremely Justified considering what he's trying to prevent. Lampshaded by the Valkyrie Mist (yes, they exist) who, despite sharing a kiss with him, responds to his claim that he'd never hurt her by saying he would if he had to.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Like Paige, Chris is half-witch, half-Whitelighter.
  • Kid from the Future: He's actually Piper and Leo's second son.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Chris receives Whitelighter abilities, but has powers equivalent to Prue's.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name came from Leo's father, while it's speculated that "Perry" came from the Halliwells' "P"-naming tradition.
  • Morality Chain: For his fiancee Bianca.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Phoebe (as Aphrodite) certainly thought so, as well as the sisters who take up the Halliwells' identities.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes out one to Leo in the episode "Spin City." Having earlier been turned into a spider demon, he viciously confronts Leo, who mockingly asks why he hates him. Eventually, the taunts drive Chris over the edge; he throws Leo across the room, and then pins him down and absolutely pummels him all while screaming "You don't know me!" Even after being cured of the demon infection, he continues to beat on Leo, leaving his face bloody in the process, until Piper comes in and pulls him off. Through it all, Leo just lets him vent his frustrations and doesn't even try to fight back.
  • Only Sane Man: It certainly felt like this at times.
  • Parental Abandonment: In the original future, his mom died when he turned 14 and his father was too busy to look after Chris due to his duties as an Elder, causing Chris to have deep-seated resentment towards Dear Old Dad (which he later gets over). Chris' grandpa had to step in to take care of him as a result. The entire situation is thankfully averted in the altered future, though.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sports these when he was infected by a Spider Demon.
  • Pretty Boy: The most boyish out of all the male lead characters.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 6.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Because in his original timeline, Piper dies when he's 14 and Leo was off being an Elder.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Called himself "Chris Perry" when he first introduced himself. Subsequent material has suggested "Perry" is his middle name.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Chris went back to before he was even conceived in order to save Wyatt from turning evil.
  • Sixth Ranger: Becomes the sisters' second Whitelighter with the intention of protecting Wyatt from the Face–Heel Turn accompanied by The End of the World as We Know It, and often comes across as an outsider as a result especially after his plan to get rid of Leo doesn't work out as he'd hoped for several reasons.
  • The Unfavorite: In the unchanged timeline, to his dad, from his perspective at least. Of course, the fact that he's not nearly as powerful as Wyatt did little to help. He reacted with real indignation upon learning that Wyatt had powers while still in the womb, so one could imagine that he suffered from something of an inferiority complex.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about the deeper aspects of Chris' motivations without talking about his relationship to the Charmed Ones.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Chris will do whatever it takes to keep his future from happening, up to and including killing beings in his way and conducting back-door deals with demons.

    Billie Jenkins 

Billie Jenkins

Played by: Kaley Cuoco

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Allies

    Katrina/Kit 

Katrina/Kit

Played by: Marita Geraghty
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  • All Witches Have Cats: As their spirit animals.
  • Cats Are Magic: She can sense nearby evil creatures.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: Both for laughs in "Cat House" and for drama in "Pre-witched."
  • Evil-Detecting Cat: As mentioned above, she can sense evil. She could see the warlock Rex's normally invisible astral form when he was in the manor.
  • Familiar: For Serena, the witch in the pilot, and then for the Charmed Ones.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Kit is rewarded for her exceptional services as the Charmed Ones' familiar by being transformed into a human by the Elders. (Largely to better enable her to prepare new familiars.)
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: After her transformation, Katrina takes care of cats who are intended to become witches' familiars. She has quite a lot of them under her wing.
  • For Want of a Nail: We learn just how under-appreciated Kit really was when a time-traveling Warlock bumps her off in the past.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after the third season. When she returns for an episode in Season 5, she justifies it as being because the sisters were no longer new to the craft and didn't need a familiar anymore.

    The Elders 

The Elders

Played by: Gerry Becker (Ramus), Andrew James Allen (Kevin), Eyal Poddell (Roland), John Cothran Jr. (Cecil), Ken Page (Adair), Ian Abercrombie (Aramis), James Avery (Zola), Elizabeth Dennehy (Sandra), John de Lancie (Odin), Bruce Gray (Kheel), Nigel Gibbs (Jonnah)
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    Penny "Grams" Halliwell 

Penny "Grams" Halliwell

Played by: Jennifer Rhodes

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  • Bad Liar: Called out for this in "Charmed Again, Part 1" when she denies having a clue why the Source thinks the Charmed Ones can be reconstituted after Prue dies.
    Piper: You know what, Grams? You were a lousy liar when you were alive, and now as a ghost, you're worse.
  • Cool Old Lady: Pretty sure elderly warrior witches qualify for the list.
  • Crusading Widow: The murder of her first husband is what got her to take demon-fighting so seriously, leveling up in both badass and jerkass in the process.
  • Dating Catwoman: Her past relationship with the necromancer demon Armand.
  • Does Not Like Men: Her defining trait. To the point she initially doesn't like Wyatt because he wasn't born a girl. Definitely part of her transition from Granola Girl to Crusading Widow, as she would get married four more times to guys who apparently weren't as good as her first husband Allen and this turned her cynical.
  • Granola Girl: In the episode "Witchstock," where Paige gets sent to 1967, we see that she was quite the flower child.
  • Jerkass: Towards men in general, but particularly Victor. She claims her reason for disliking him was because he was never part of the girls' lives growing up, but he counters by pointing out that she refused to let him see them. She definitively proves him right in the finale, when Piper grabs her and Patty from different points in the past, and she comments about Patty's attachment to Victor that "Apparently I hadn't chased him away yet."
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Has apparently been spreading this viewpoint to her granddaughters for years if not decades.
    "How many times have I told you? Men are utensils. You use them, wash them, and throw them in a drawer until you need them again."
  • Mind over Matter: She was telekinetic. Which was passed down to Prue and Paige, and later to Piper's children, Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Even in death, Grams is quite a powerful witch.
  • Posthumous Character: Despite dying in the first episode, she's a frequent recurring character.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She was the girls' primary caregiver after their mom died and Grams drove their dad off.
  • Secret Keeper: She was the only one Patty and Sam trusted to know about Paige.
  • Widow Witch: It was the death of her first husband (the girls' grandfather) that knocked her out of her flower child phase.

    Patty Halliwell 

Patty Halliwell

Played by: Finola Hughes

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  • Deadpan Snarker: Patty is usually a Nice Girl, but every so often she shows where Piper and Paige got their sarcastic streak from. It usually comes up when Patty is dealing with her mother.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She is consistently shown to be a loving mother and all four sisters practically worship her memory.
  • Generation Xerox: In reverse. Just like how Grams dated a demon a la Phoebe and Cole, Patty fell in love and had an affair with Sam (Paige's biological father), just like Piper and her Whitelighter.
  • It Runs in the Family: As with almost all witches on the show, Patty's power to seemingly stop time is derivative of her ancestor Melinda Warren. Her daughter Piper gains the power too, as do Paige's daughters Kat and Tamora.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Patty was told that it would not be possible for her to get pregnant again after Piper was born. She reveals this while already pregnant with Phoebe and later goes on to have a secret fourth child.
  • Missing Mom: She got drowned to death while the sisters were children.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Patty kept her fourth pregnancy a secret from everyone except her mother and the baby's father for fear that the Elders would retaliate.
  • NiceGirl / Proper Lady: She's probably the least dysfunctional member of the family, all things considered.

    Victor Bennett 

Victor Bennett

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  • Badass Normal: For an old guy with no powers, he handles demons very well.
  • Cool Old Guy: Victor is such a Cool Old Guy than even in a Bad Future he's considered to be “awesome”, as said by Chris himself, who obviously adores his grandfather.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Victor left the family shortly before Patty's death, causing degrees of resentment among Prue, Piper and Phoebe. However, Victor left due to severe disagreements with Patty and especially Grams over the sisters' magical heritage and claims that he could never protect them from demons.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He was this at times, mostly when he deals with his dead mother-in-law.
  • Doting Grandparent: Adores his grandsons as much as they adore him.
  • The Determinator: After being stabbed in the gut, he wills himself to jump down some stairs and throws the demon holding Piper hostage.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The Victor that shows up in the first season is fairly heartless, uncaring about his daughters, and morally ambiguous at best. By the time he comes back in season 3, he is portrayed as being significantly more caring, protective, and sincere. It's such a near-180 from his previous appearance that the actor switch between appearances is more likely to be what accounts for it than any sort of Character Development.
  • Indy Ploy: When the girls' maturity was regressed to teenagers and Penny wouldn't undo the spell and Victor wanted it undone, Victor told her to call Patty to break the tie figuring there was a good chance Patty would side with him. It worked.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives his oldest daughter and finds out in Season 6 that he'll outlive the other two unless the timeline gets changed.
  • Overprotective Dad / Papa Wolf: If he can do anything about it, you DO NOT TOUCH his daughters. Sadly turned against itself in the backstory, as conflicts about whether he COULD do anything about it or not is exactly how Grams chased him out of the family.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he was familiar with demons before the series started, as his appearances continued he became more calm around them and was always trusted to watch his grandsons when the need was there.

Villains

    Rex Buckland and Hannah Webster 

Rex Buckland and Hannah Webster

Played by: Neil Roberts (Rex), Leigh Allyn Baker (Hannah)
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  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In-universe. The dead humans whose identities they stole are both much less conventionally attractive than they are.
  • Astral Projection & Compelling Voice: Rex is able to create an intangible, invisible spectral form through which he can implant hypnotic suggestions in others. Barbas ends up taking a page from him later on as a subtler adaptation of his fear-based power.
  • Big Bad: Of the first half of Season 1.
  • Blue-Collar Warlocks: The closest of all the warlock villains to this.
  • Brought Down to Normal: What they ultimately intend to do to the Charmed Ones so they can kill them and steal their powers.
  • The Charmer: No pun intended, it's one of Rex's prouder traits. Aside from Power Perversion Potential below, there's also him talking Phoebe into joining him on a date. This is only part of their final ruse, however.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The owner of a reputable auction house and his loyal assistant.
  • Dark Is Evil: Especially Hannah, who always dresses exclusively in black or dark colors.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: At the end of "Wicca Envy", Andy finds out that Rex and Hannah simply took the identities of two different dead people, and may have been the ones who actually killed them.
  • Evil Brit: Neil Roberts' sophisticated English accent is clear in Rex.
  • Evil Redhead: Hannah rocks bright red, tied back, curly hair.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Hannah often wears glasses, though it's suggested they're for show.
  • Frame-Up: Part of their final plan to disempower the Charmed Ones involves Rex doing this to Prue via his Compelling Voice and an auctioned tiara.
  • Knights of Cerebus: The first serial arc antagonists the Charmed Ones had to face, as well as the first to hint at a Greater-Scope Villain that they would have to beat.
  • Master of Illusion: Rex turns an empty apartment into a luxurious loft to impress Phoebe into letting her guard down some.
  • Office Romance: Are implied to be a couple.
  • Panthera Awesome: How Hannah makes use of her shapeshifting power in "Wicca Envy".
  • Power Perversion Potential: Rex uses his astral projection power to spy on Prue changing her clothes. Then, he plants a subliminal message in Hannah to make her take off her dress.
  • Race Lift: In-universe. The dead human Hannah got her name from is black.
  • Right in Front of Me: When Prue first applies for the job at Buckland, she complains about the "stuffy old auction house" on the phone to Phoebe while in an elevator, with Rex nearby. He pulls off an Ironic Echo when they formally meet in his office.
  • See You in Hell: Rex retorts to Prue crying at him to "Go to hell!" with a retort of "I'd love to, dear. Miss it terribly."
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Rex's typical attire.
  • Shapeshifter: Hannah has the power. She uses it to turn into a black panther to lunge for the kill.

    The Infernal Council 

The Infernal Council

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    The Triad 

The Triad

Played by: Amir Aboulela, Rick Overton, and Shaun Toub (original Triad), Steven J Oliver (Asmodeus), Søren Oliver (Baliel), Leland Crooke (Candor), Larry Cedar (Xar)
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    Shax 

Shax

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  • Blow You Away: His entire motif revolves around using the wind to teleport to places and to kill his enemies.
  • The Brute: In the Source's hierarchy, Shax seems to serve as his main muscle and little else. To give you some context, whilst most upper-level demons' plans revolve around intricate ways to trick the Charmed Ones to get their target, his main way is to crash through doors as loudly as possible and throw air balls at his enemies so they end up hitting something hard and die from the impact.
  • Dumb Muscle: He serves as the Source's personal assassin, but doesn't seem to be aware/or care about any of the subtlety most demons posses. In the Season 3 finale, despite the fact that exposure of magic would harm both good and evil (though this concept is introduced to the show later), he intentionally attacks the Charmed Ones in broad daylight—TWICE! One thinks that the only reason the Source keeps him around is that he's good at his job.
  • Hero Killer: It's because of him that Prue was Killed Off for Real.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Despite only appearing in two episodes, he leaves arguably the biggest impact on the series by killing Prue and ending the original Charmed Ones, his actions cause the Charmed Ones' secret to be exposed and gets worse from there.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While never portrayed as being goofy because of his little screen time, you would be forgiven for thinking he was just some random MOTW. Then he kills Prue...
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's around for two episodes, but it's because of him that Prue died and Paige was brought in to replace her.
  • Quizzical Tilt: Seems to be his default expression right before he kills someone.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing will stop this guy from reaching his target even if he has to attack the Charmed Ones and expose magic to do it.
  • The Voiceless: Despite appearing in two episodes, he only speaks once, two words: "The end."
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Is constantly shown with an open shirt, although in a rare moment of non-Fanservice, this is used more to show just how demonic and wrong looking he is.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In his second appearance, his skin and hair color look more grayish as opposed to his blue coloring in Season 3.

    The Source of All Evil 

The Source of All Evil

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  • Back From The Dead, FOR The Dead:
    • In an episode in Season 8, the Source is resurrected. Piper dispatches him by blowing up a demon he was psychically connected to, vanquishing both.
    • Happens again in Season 9. Neena resurrects the Source specifically to have the Charmed Ones kill him one last time, then at the moment of his death casts a spell to transfer the Source's power to herself and her followers.
  • Big Bad: Of the season 3 finale and season 4.
  • Black Cloak: For his early Season 4 appearances. The cloak became more understated as his appearances progressed.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: the demon portrayed by Smith, Guillory, and Woodward has solid black eyes. When the Seer becomes the Source by taking his infant demon spawn into her she also gets these.
  • Enfant Terrible: As Cole and Phoebe's baby.
  • Flanderization: He gets hammier throughout Season 4, but this was due to his increasing obsession with killing the Charmed Ones and Sanity Slippage over the thought they would indeed vanquish him. However, when he returns for a one-shot appearance in Season 8, he's portrayed as even hammier and over-the-top—apparently for no other reason than that's the way he acted hammy in his last Season 4 episode.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The "original" Source played by Smith, Guillory, and Woodward.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The "original" Source played by Smith, Guillory, and Woodward sports a nasty one across one of his eyes.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the first three seasons, until the scales caught up with him by the end of season 3, making him the direct Big Bad.
  • Joker Immunity: The current version was seemingly vanquished once and for all by the sisters, but because Cole absorbed his powers with the Hollow first, he had (as Piper later put it) "an escape hatch."
  • Legacy Character: Season 4 revealed that there have been multiple "Sources" over time, with the most powerful demons of the day seeking to prove their worth after the old one is vanquished.
  • The Man Behind the Man: As early as Season 1, there were infrequent references to a great power in the Underworld. After being named in mid-Season 2, the Source was consistently referred to as the one that everyone answered to.
  • The Nth Doctor: Just look at the list of actors who've played him!
  • Ultimate Evil: Was treated as this for the first three seasons, only shown at the end of season 3 as a mysterious cloaked figure in a devilish-looking chamber.
  • Villain Decay: In both appearance and overall effectiveness, Season 4 had him go from Ultimate Evil to underwhelming stock Arc Villain. The Source!Cole scenario added a new dimension to the Source which looked to undo this, but he lost control of the body to then-human Cole and ended up vanquished for good. His revival in season 8 is even worse — the ritual involved tethered his life to that of his summoner, enabling the Charmed Ones to get rid of him before he could back up any of his big bad talk by blowing up a comparatively weak possessor demon lady within the hour.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Source incinerates The Four Horsemen, all the way from down in the Underworld because they failed to bring abut the Apocalypse.

    Barbas 

Barbas

Played by: Billy Drago
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  • 13IsUnlucky: Needed thirteen witches killed on a Friday the thirteenth in order to regain his full strength.
  • Amoral Attorney: In "Crimes and Witch-demeanors."
  • Breaking Speech: He can do this because of his 'finding fears' power; find it and use it to break the other guy.
  • Breakout Villain: Barabas, the Demon of Fear, was a Monster of the Week villain who appeared in the 13th episode of Charmed. He proved popular enough that the writers ended up bringing him back several times (about once every other season). He never became a seasonal Big Bad, but is probably the show's most frequently-occurring nemesis right behind the actual Big Bads.
  • Emotion Bomb: One that naturally exploits fear, specifically.
  • Evil Old Folks: The manipulative, power-hungry Demon of Fear.
  • I Know What You Fear: Barbas' main power, as the Demon of Fear, is to see what his victims' worst fears are and bring them to life.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Crimes and Witch-demeanors," his entire case against the Charmed Ones consists of his lampshading every single selfish, reckless and irresponsible act they've committed, with the intention of convincing the Tribunal to strip their powers. He even "wins" to an extent, with the Tribunal deciding to punish Phoebe by stripping her of her Premonition, as the one most guilty of breaking the personal gain rule.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast / Red Baron: The Demon of Fear.
  • Large Ham: Barbas is one of the most over-dramatic demons that the Charmed Ones ever faced.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Says this in "Crimes and Witch-demeanors" after his latest plan gets exposed by Leo and Chris.
  • We Will Meet Again: Barbas implies that he is truly immortal and can never be done in for good with this phrase, "You know I'll be back... Fear always comes back!"
  • "What Do They Fear?" Episode: Given that he is a demon of fear, nearly every time he appears it's this to some characters.

    The Seer 

The Seer

Played by: Debbi Morgan
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  • Big Bad: Was ultimately revealed to be The Woman In Front Of The Source in the second half of Season 4.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: While not as wide as the typical example, her smiles always come with bad intentions.
  • The Chessmaster: Successfully manipulates the Source, Cole, Phoebe and others into doing what she needs to achieve her ultimate goal.
  • Enemy Mine: Joins forces with the Charmed Ones to stop the Source when the latter releases the Hollow, which treatens to destroy everything magic. Though it possibly was all part of her plan all along.
  • Evil Chancellor: Not that her master isn't evil as well. Played more straight once Cole became the Source: while he does have generally evil motivation, she is the one who tells him what exactly he is supposed to do with it.
  • Gambit Roulette: Her plan in Season 4. Subverted, though, because she can see the future and knows in advance how everyone will proceed.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Tends to play her moves off as this in a way when the Charmed Ones encounter her.
  • Prophecy Twist: She reveals that she had a vision of becoming the mother of the Source's son and the ruler of the Underworld. She achieves both... for about 15 minutes.
  • Prophet Eyes: When channeling her premonition power.
  • The Starscream: Her end goal is getting the Source killed and becoming a new Source.

    The Stillman Sisters 

The Stillman Sisters — Mitzy, Mabel and Margo

Played by: Jenny McCarthy (Mitzy), Jennifer Sky (Mabel), Melody Perkins (Margo)
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  • Ambition Is Evil: They wanted the Power of Three for themselves because they were tired of being considered insignificant little blurbs in the magical world.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Margo.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They were some of the dopiest villains the sisters encountered, barely a footnote in The Book of Shadows but they also had one of the most sound plans to defeat the Charmed Ones, and were one of the few villains to gain access to the Halliwell Manor and the Book of Shadows.
  • The Ditzes / Dumb Blondes: So much so that they could fall for Blatant Lies about who's sleeping with Chris despite the fact that earlier in the episode he had clearly rebuffed their advances, which turned out to be for obvious reasons in hindsight.
  • Driven by Envy
  • Evil Counterpart: One of several groups of these to the Charmed Ones.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains: They didn't really do much damage aside from identity theft, and their reason for it was more pitiable than anything else.
  • The Psycho Rangers: Much like the original Psycho Rangers, the only thing that caused their downfall was their own infighting. (Interestingly, Melody Perkins also worked with the original Psycho Rangers.)
  • Squishy Wizard: Their magic tricks was efficient on the Charmed Ones but a single punch of their respectives powerless Good Counterpart enough to knock out them.
  • Stylistic Suck: To help illustrate the fact that they were rather lame witches, the one spell they wrote was correspondingly bad.
    Blinking faces, blank and ho-hum,
    We are they and they are no one.
    Grant us the Power of Three,
    And turn them into nobody.
  • Terrible Trio: They also qualify as a collective Evil Counterpart to the Power Trio of protagonists. All three of them are trying to steal the Halliwell sisters' powers and prove that they're more than just a trio of blonde bimbos, and they come oh-so-close to succeeding at both. Mabel, the oldest sister, is clearly the leader and the most serious about the whole thing.
  • Theme Initials: Mabel, Mitzy and Margo all have names starting with "M," just as the Halliwell Sisters all start with "P."

    Gideon 

Gideon

Played by: Gildart Jackson
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    Zankou 

Zankou

Played by: Oded Fehr
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  • And I Must Scream: Disembodied and what's left essentially imprisoned in a container of dim blue light for a very long time. When he was finally freed, he said he already knew about the Avatar threat and that the Source was dead. This meant he was fully aware and conscious during his imprisonment.
  • Bad Boss: He really doesn't like to be questioned, especially after a failure. He once vanquished a demon for essentially saying, "I told you so." He also gained a reputation for losing demons in his schemes—some of which required said deaths to further his goals.
  • Batman Gambit: Zankou is all about this. Telling the Elders that Leo is an Avatar, convincing the sisters that the Avatars are a threat—he knew what their actions would be and banked on it all so he can have his opportunity to seize control.
  • Big Bad: For Season 7.
  • The Chessmaster: He is almost always more than one step ahead of the sisters and even all his failures in the end turn out perfectly for him. His Enemy Mine team up with the sisters against the Avatars truly showed how magnificent he can be. Sadly, he succumbs to impatience, which is what eventually kills off a good portion of demons in Charmed.
  • Enemy Mine: After the Avatars changed the world, Zankou worked out an alliance with Leo to return things to normal. After Leo (temporarily) died, the sisters went to Zankou to finish what had begun.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Within hours of being free and whole for the first time in centuries, he shows his chops as the ultimate power-stealing chessmaster by taking a shapeshifter's powers and using them to get close to Kyra to kill her.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The reason why his plan in "Scry Hard" got thrown for a loop. He expected the sisters to go out in force in response to Leo being attacked; he didn't expect Piper to stay behind and look after him. Reading Piper's diary later in the episode puts things in perspective for him.
    "Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go through Hell to stay together."
  • Eviler Than Thou: Seen by the Underworld as this to the Source. The Source imprisoned Zankou because he considered him too much of a threat. Considering his Establishing Character Moment, this was completely justified.
  • Fatal Flaw: Can become rash and impatient when his plans start getting foiled.
  • Genre Savvy: Unlike most enemies on the show, he knows the Charmed Ones are too powerful to fight head on. He directs middle men in attacks to keep them off-balance, while he works towards his true goal (claiming the Nexus's power). He also devotes far more time and energy into seizing control of the Underworld so that he'll actually have the resources to initiate his plans.
  • Last of His Kind: Season 8 opens with demons referring to Zankou as the last of the old order.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Easily the one Big Bad that comes the closest of achieving his goal. In fact, he did; he just didn't have enough time to enjoy it.
  • Power Absorption: Has the power to absorb another being's essence to both take their life and obtain their powers. Within minutes of being freed, he puts this to good use by killing a shapeshifter, whose powers come in handy for him both at the end of the same episode and even later on in the season.

    Christy Jenkins 

Christy Jenkins

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  • Being Tortured Makes You Brainwashed and Crazy: She only turned evil after being kidnapped as a little girl and imprisoned in the Underworld for about 15 years.
  • Cain and Abel:She, the Cain, tries to torch Billie, the Abel, after she helps the Charmed Ones kill Dumain and the Triad. Christy gets roasted by her own fireball instead.
  • The Dragon: After being tortured for 15 years by the Triad, she eventually becomes their most loyal servant.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Temporarily after she kills the last Triad member; however, when they return for the last few episodes in the finale, she becomes...
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Justified since the Triad doesn't have physical forms at this point, meaning she has to preform their dirty work herself.
  • Hope Spot: Being reunited with her parents weakened her resolve, which prompted the remaining member of the Triad to have them eliminated. This, coupled with other unfortunate events, keeps her on The Dark Side.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She is angered when a demon murders her parents shortly after she is reunited with her family, essentially because he was afraid she'd forget their plans and turn good. She punches through his chest and kills him in revenge. She also seems to genuinely care about her sister Billie, which was why Christy's attempt to kill her came as such a shock.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Billie's desire to reunite as sisters as well as the Charmed Ones' moral backslide over the years to manipulate Billie into turning against them.
  • No Social Skills: Her upbringing left her lacking a lot of social grace, though exactly how much of the awkwardness was faked is left up in the air, especially given that she's able to talk and reason Billie to her side.
  • The Ophelia: At first.
  • Psychic Powers / Playing with Fire: She's a literal firestarter in the Charlie McGee sense, in that she can start fires by thinking and willing them.
  • Twin Telepathy: Though she was supposed to be a full-fledged telepath, we really only saw her use it to talk to Billie. Could they have had such a deep bond that she never trusted anyone else that far, perhaps?

    Dumain 

Dumain

Played by: Anthony Cistaro
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    Wyatt Halliwell 

Wyatt Halliwell

Played by: Jason and Kristopher Simmons (child), Wes Ramsey (adult)
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  • Above Good and Evil: Evil Wyatt believes this.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Wyatt was born with more power than ever imaginable in a Charmed One's descendant, being the offspring of a Charmed One and a powerful whitelighter. In the Bad Future, he uses them to full effect to exert his power over magical and non-magical people.
  • Beard of Evil : Evil Wyatt has a goatee of pure menace.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Even as a toddler, he had this (when he wasn't being competitive for his parents' attention).
  • Big Good: In the future. Unless he's the Big Bad.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Future Wyatt is a cheerful, sweet lug who slaughters a roomful of demons with a gesture—and pretty much slaughters the room itself, too.
  • Brainy Baby: After Wyatt was born, Paige designed a security system to alert the family to demons teleporting into the house. After only two such instances, Wyatt figured out the system was a way of getting attention, so he used his powers to set it off.
  • Cain and Abel: Evil future Wyatt and future Chris had this sort of dynamic going on, although neither seemed particularly willing to kill the other.
  • The Chosen One: He inherited Excalibur, of all things!
  • Cute Bruiser: His older self from the changed future is this - he's capable of wrecking an entire roomful of demons after his family.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Two in the bad future. The first was when, as a toddler, he had to spend months evading Gideon's attempts to kill him before finally killing Gideon himself, which royally messed up his moral compass. The second, which permanently pushed him over the edge, was the death of his mother when he was only sixteen.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • When Chris is briefly brought back to his present, evil Wyatt says that he would've killed anyone else for doing what he did. Wyatt even offers Chris forgiveness in exchange for his loyalty.
    • In "Imaginary Fiends," evil Wyatt hesitates to attack his parents and aunts. Leo even gets through to him using The Power of Love, causing evil Wyatt to stand aside and watch on tearfully as his dad broke the curse that turned him bad.
  • Evil-Detecting Baby: Wyatt tended to put up a blue force field if something evil came too close. Subverted when the plot needed a group to try and turn him by having the evil guy pretend to be nice and good.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: A big concern of the sisters, especially Piper.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Was so powerful even from the womb that he turned Piper invincible when she was pregnant with him.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Like Paige, is a half human, half whitelighter.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Not only inherited the powers of his parents, but amplified them Up to Eleven.
  • Maiden Name Debate: Of a sort. Since Piper and Leo were happily married, the baby's last name could have been "Wyatt." But even Leo agreed he should have Piper's maiden name, saying "evil fears it, good magic respects it." Hence the reason "Wyatt" became his first name.
  • Meaningful Name: His first and middle names, Wyatt and Matthew respectively, come from Leo and Paige, respectively. Piper specifically chose these names because of their actions to protect him in "Baby's First Demon."
  • Nice Guy: Certainly nicer than Chris is when he comes from the future, but that may come from the fact that the Wyatt that comes from is from the changed future.
  • Paint It Black: When a future version of Wyatt arrives in the present in "Imaginary Fiends," a demon named Vicus manages to infect baby Wyatt with evil and future Wyatt suddenly gains an all-black outfit as well as longer hair and a Beard of Evilthe same look he had in the original future.
  • Playing with Fire: He incinerates a couple of demons with a wave of fire. This is a clue that Wyatt is starting to turn evil (again), since fire powers in general are bad, and in particular evil past life Phoebe had similar fire-throwing powers.
  • The Pollyanna: Good future Wyatt is ridiculously cheerful and optimistic.
  • Reality Warper: Has the power of projection just like Billie does, but is able to do so much more with it it's honestly scary.
  • Ret-Gone: The plot of "Forget Me...Not" centers around Wyatt's inexplicable disappearance, not only from the Manor but also from the memories of his family. It turns out to be the work of the Cleaners after Wyatt endangered the Masquerade (more than they usually do, anyway).
  • Unskilled, but Strong / Weak, but Skilled: Qualifies as both due to his status as a baby with powers beyond his conscious understanding or control... and also because the writers weren't ever very consistent about what he was capable of. The former is in reference to his powers being capable of much more than the sisters can accomplish individually, while the latter is in reference to his ability to use his powers to protect himself without the sisters' help when he needs to.

    Agent Kyle Brody 

Agent Kyle Brody

Played by: Kerr Smith
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    The Avatars 

The Avatars

Played by: Joel Swetow (Alpha), Patrice Fisher (Beta), Ian Anthony Dale (Gamma), Tony Todd (The Avatar of Force), various others
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    Drake dè Mon 

Drake dè Mon

Played by: Billy Zane
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  • Deal with the Devil: Inverted in virtually every way as part of an awesome Batman Gambit on the part of Cole.
  • Love Freak: Is so fascinated with The Power of Love he could pass for a cupid. Cole made a great choice in picking him to revive Phoebe's faith in it.
  • Punny Name: His last name, presumably added after said inverted deal.
  • Secretly Dying: One of the conditions of the aforementioned inverted Faustian bargain is that he would die in a year. He met the sisters toward the final stretch of that year.

    The Seer 

The Seer/Kyra

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  • Anti-Villain —> Anti-Hero: She had a bubbly yet cryptic personality and did her magic for clients both good and evil alike, but resented the evil and longed for the good.
  • Bargain with Heaven: Wants the Charmed Ones and the Elders to make her human in exchange for showing them the Avatars' plan for the future.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good / Being Evil Sucks: Her main reason for wanting to be human. Apparently she can't consciously feel good things because she's a demon despite the fact that she wants to. In context of the series (and even the episode), it's unclear whether she's actually right about this or not.
  • Dark Is Evil: She's a demonic seer, so naturally she's predisposed to evil by default. Bonus points for having a past with Zankou, which implies a checkered history on her part for more than one reason.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though by the time we meet her, she is far less evil than she thinks she is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a gift with girlish wit that's quite uncommon among demons.
  • Everyone Calls Her The Seer: Until she tells them her true name.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Starts showing through the bond she develops with Phoebe.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Hates the demonic life and wants to become human.
  • Legacy Character: In Name Only, she's nothing like the previous titular Seer and doesn't even work for anyone like the Source. Though she was once in a relationship with Zankou, hinting that she may not have always been so different.
  • Mood Whiplash: One minute Piper has her in a bright pink dress, and you think she's about to finally turn human if she hasn't already. The next, Phoebe walks into the room, turns out to be Zankou and unleashes a torrent of killer particles on her. It's even invoked in-universe: despite only knowing her for a day, the sisters feel the whiplash enough it compels them to finally join in on the Avatars' plans.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Started to border on this with Phoebe, to the point of lampshading.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sells out the Underworld the first real chance she gets at becoming human. Bonus points for said chance involving the creation of a future world where the Underworld is basically its own prison.
  • Seers: Yah.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Kyra/Kira. It's still debatable which spelling is actually official. Earlier credits and The Book of Three guidebook had Kira, but the current comics, another wiki, and fanmade Book of Shadows pages (each of which probably influenced the previous) are going with Kyra.
  • Shout-Out: Her entire character is a big one to Cordelia Chase.

    Henry Mitchell 

Henry Mitchell

Played by: Ivan Sergei
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  • Adult Fear: A recurring subplot in the comics is Henry's anxiety over the danger is wife and daughters are in due to being witches, which puts a heavy strain on his relationship with Paige for a while, especially after their daughters' powers manifested and one of them set the house on fire. At one point he's shown bonding with Victor over the situation.
  • Badass Normal: He fought Simon Marx in a duel for Paige in "The Last Temptation of Christy." And won.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Subverted with his first parolee that we see on the show, as he's beginning to get tired of Speed's constant brushes with the law the until Paige sets him straight about what the kid was doing on his last "job".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Andy, and Agent Brody to an extent.
  • Talk to the Fist: How he wins his duel with Simon Marx.

    Coop 

Coop

Played by: Victor Webster
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  • Death by Childbirth: Turns out to be an inverted case, as he died in his mother's arms shortly after being born.
    "I doubt I was alive long enough to open my eyes."
  • Expy: Of the unnamed Cupid from Season 2, to the point that you have wonder they didn't just bring him back.
  • Flat Character: Pretty much his only role was to be the handsome hunk that would eventually become Phoebe's husband.
  • Hidden Depths: These begin to be explored in the comics, where Phoebe and the readers are actually allowed enough time to get to know him. In particular, the Coop name, which was first conceived as a sloppy informal stand-in for "Cupid", is revealed to be a shorthand for Coopersmith, the surname of at least some members of his human family.
  • Love Freak: Being a Cupid, it comes with the territory.
  • Playing Cyrano: When trying to set other guys up with Phoebe.

    Elise Rothman 

Elise Rothman

Played by: Rebecca Balding
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    Shelia Morris 

Shelia Morris

Played by: Sandra Prosper
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  • The Ghost: She was mentioned for five seasons before she appeared for the first time in person in the One Hundredth episode.
  • Secret Keeper: She was let in on the secret surrounding the Charmed Ones, and seemed pretty chill about it.
  • True Companions: Even when Daryl was on the fence, after his encounter with the cleaners, Shelia still considered the Sisters close friends and in her own words, "Part of the Family."

    The Angel of Death 

The Angel of Death

Played by: Simon Templeman, Lou Beatty Jr. (Clarence)
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  • Above Good and Evil: As he puts it, he isn’t good or evil, he just is.
  • Death Takes a Holiday: Should someone revive somebody without approval from an Angel of Destiny, Death will be very, very pissed.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: He isn’t such a bad guy, and he tries to help the Halliwells the best he can. Of course, the restrictions to his job mean that that said help is usually limited to trying to help them deal with their grief.

Alternative Title(s): Charmed

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