List of Charmed characters

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The main characters of seasons one to three of Charmed. From left to right: Phoebe, Prue and Piper.
The main characters of seasons four to eight of Charmed. From left to right: Phoebe, Piper and Paige.

Charmed is an American television series that was originally broadcast by The WB for eight seasons from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006. The series narrative follows three sisters, known as The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco. The main characters of the first three seasons were Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano). After Doherty departed from the series in 2001, resulting in her character's death, she was replaced by Rose McGowan as the long-lost fourth sister Paige Matthews.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Character Actor Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Piper Halliwell Holly Marie Combs Main
Phoebe Halliwell Alyssa Milano Main
Prue Halliwell Shannen Doherty Main
Paige Matthews Rose McGowan Main

Supporting[edit]

Character Actor Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Darryl Morris Dorian Gregory Supporting
Andy Trudeau T.W. King Supporting
Leo Wyatt Brian Krause Recurring Supporting
Dan Gordon Greg Vaughan Supporting
Jenny Gordon Karis Paige Bryant Supporting
Cole Turner Julian McMahon Supporting Guest
Chris Halliwell Drew Fuller Guest Supporting Guest
Billie Jenkins Kaley Cuoco Supporting

Recurring[edit]

Character Actor(s) Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Penny Halliwell Jennifer Rhodes Recurring
Patty Halliwell Finola Hughes Recurring Recurring
Victor Bennett Anthony Denison (Season 1)
James Read (Seasons 3–8)
Guest Recurring
Barbas Billy Drago Guest Guest Recurring Guest
Jack Sheridan Lochlyn Munro Recurring
Belthazor Michael Bailey Smith Recurring
The Source Michael Bailey Smith (Season 3)
Bennet Guillory (Season 4)
Peter Woodward (Seasons 4, 8)
Guest Recurring Guest
Bob Cowan David Reivers Recurring Guest
Elise Rothman Rebecca Balding Recurring
Wyatt Halliwell Jason and Kristopher Simmons Recurring
Jason Dean Eric Dane Recurring
Sheila Morris Sandra Prosper Recurring
Sophie Amanda Sickler Recurring
Inspector Sheridan Jenya Lano Recurring
Kyle Brody Kerr Smith Recurring
Zankou Oded Fehr Recurring
Henry Mitchell Ivan Sergei Recurring
Dex Lawson Jason Lewis Recurring
Christy Jenkins Marnette Patterson Recurring
Coop Victor Webster Recurring

Main characters[edit]

Prue Halliwell[edit]

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Prudence Halliwell, portrayed by Shannen Doherty, is the eldest sister who has the power to move objects with her mind using telekinesis with a direct line of sight.[1] As the series progresses, Prue channels her telekinetic powers through her hands, and also gains the power of astral projection, which allows her to be in two places at once.[2][3] She sacrificed a majority of her childhood to help raise her two younger sisters Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), after the death of their mother Patty (Finola Hughes) and the abandonment of their father Victor Bennett (James Read).[1] This sense of responsibility occasionally leads to clashes with the more free-willed Phoebe, however, the two grow closer as the series progresses.[1] Prue is the strongest of the Halliwell sisters as she usually takes charge of situations that involve demons and warlocks.[4] In the season three finale, Prue is killed by Shax, a powerful demonic assassin sent by The Source (Michael Bailey Smith).[5]

Piper Halliwell[edit]

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Piper Halliwell, portrayed by Holly Marie Combs, is the second eldest sister who has the power to freeze her surrounding environment.[1] As the series progresses, she also gains the power to cause objects to spontaneously explode.[6] Piper starts off as the middle sister, but later becomes the oldest after Prue (Shannen Doherty) dies.[7] When Charmed first begins, Piper is shy and submissive,[1] but gradually develops a much more assertive personality, especially after Prue's death.[7] One of the reoccurring struggles for Piper is her attempt to maintain a normal life despite her destiny of defeating the forces of evil in San Francisco. In season three, she marries her whitelighter Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause),[8] and as the series progresses, they have two children—Wyatt (born in season five) and Chris (born in season six).[9][10]

Phoebe Halliwell[edit]

Further information: Phoebe Halliwell

Phoebe Halliwell, portrayed by Alyssa Milano, is the third eldest sister who has the power of premonition, which enables her to see into the past as well as the future.[1] As the series progresses, she also gains the powers of levitation and empathy.[11][12] Phoebe starts out as the youngest and most rebellious of the Halliwell sisters. Because of her free-spirited nature, she often comes into major conflicts with Prue (Shannen Doherty), but the two eventually mend their relationship.[1] She later becomes the middle sister after Prue dies and the series introduces her younger half-sister Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan).[7] One of the recurring struggles for Phoebe is her attempt to find a career and true love.[13] Her longest on-screen relationship is with Cole Turner (Julian McMahon), a half-human and half-demon.[7]

Paige Matthews[edit]

Further information: Paige Matthews

Paige Matthews, portrayed by Rose McGowan, is the youngest half-sister who has the power to move objects with her mind by orbing objects from one location to another through a vocal command.[14] Paige is ambitious, outspoken and stands firmly in what she believes in. She is the daughter of Patty (Finola Hughes) and her whitelighter Sam Wilder (Scott Jaeck), making her a half-witch and half-whitelighter.[7] Paige was given up at birth to protect her from the wrath of The Elders if they were to discover her whitelighter heritage. She was unaware of her magical history until the funeral of Prue at the beginning of season four, in which she goes on to help reconstitute The Charmed Ones by assuming her place within "The Power of Three".[7] As the series progresses, Paige also inherits a variety of whitelighter powers such as orbing, sensing, glamouring and healing.[14] One of the reoccurring struggles for Paige is finding an identity for herself outside of her role as a Charmed One. In season eight, she marries parole officer Henry Mitchell (Ivan Sergei).

Supporting characters[edit]

Dorian Gregory (pictured) portrayed Darryl Morris between seasons one and seven.

Darryl Morris[edit]

Further information: Darryl Morris

Darryl Morris, portrayed by Dorian Gregory, is a lieutenant in the San Francisco Police Department. Darryl is introduced into season one as the partner of Andy Trudeau (Ted King).[1] At first, Darryl is suspicious of the Halliwell sisters' recurring connection to mysterious murders and crimes.[15] However, a few months after Andy's death, the sisters reveal to him that they are good witches trying to bring justice and protection to the world.[3] Throughout the series, Darryl helps the sisters cover up unsolved cases related to demonic activity, grants them favors and gives them general support. After season seven, Darryl and his family move to the East Coast.[16]

Andy Trudeau[edit]

Further information: Andy Trudeau

Andy Trudeau, portrayed by Ted King, is a detective for the San Francisco Police Department. He is introduced into season one as the Halliwell sisters' childhood friend and Prue's (Shannen Doherty) high school sweetheart and first love.[1] Andy is coincidentally assigned to almost every police case that involve the sisters.[17] He eventually discovers that they are witches and serves as the sisters' initial connection to the police force.[2] He works with Darryl Morris (Dorian Gregory) as his partner, although he causes quite a bit of grief to Darryl by always being seemingly ahead of his partner.[13] In the season one finale, Andy is killed by the demon Rodriguez (Carlos Gomez), who also happens to be one of the Internal Affairs officers that is investigating Andy's unsolved cases.[18]

Leo Wyatt[edit]

Further information: Leo Wyatt

Leo Wyatt, portrayed by Brian Krause, is the Charmed Ones' whitelighter who has the powers to orb, heal, sense, levitate, glamour and hover. Leo is introduced into season one as the Halliwell sisters' handyman who is hired to fix up their house,[19] but they later discover that he is their whitelighter.[20] Leo's whitelighter duties often causes problems for his marriage to Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and their family.[21] Their relationship is the first of many conflicts between the Halliwells and The Elders.[22]

Dan Gordon[edit]

Dan Gordon, portrayed by Greg Vaughan, is a neighbor of the Halliwell sisters in the second season. In the first episode of the season, Dan moves into the house next-door with his niece, Jenny (Karis Paige Bryant).[23] Dan and Piper (Holly Marie Combs) start dating after Piper and Leo (Brian Krause) split up due to the strenuous nature his whitelighter duties place on their relationship.[24] While dating Piper, Dan notices the oddity of the sisters' lives and often suspects that they were hiding something.[25] Piper's sudden unexplained disappearances and avoidance of his questions drives Dan crazy and makes him feel insecure in their relationship.[25]

Piper later breaks up with Dan and reconciles with Leo.[26] Dan becomes very suspicious of Leo and asks his brother-in-law who works for the State Department to check out Leo's army records. When his brother-in-law discovers that Leo was a soldier in World War II and died in the war, Dan presents the information to Piper and is devastated to found out she knew it all along.[27] In the second season finale, Dan learns the truth about Piper and her sisters, after a wish granted by a Genie (French Stewart) from Piper that Dan could "move on" with his life, turns him into an old man. Piper is heartbroken when Dan tells her that he wished he never found out because it freaks him out. In order to help ease Dan's mind, Piper wishes for the genie to make him forget about learning the truth and for him to truly move on with his life, which leads to Dan moving to Portland to take a job offer.[28]

Jenny Gordon[edit]

Jenny Gordon, portrayed by Karis Paige Bryant, is Dan Gordon's (Greg Vaughan) niece who temporarily moves in with him for school because her parents are in Saudi Arabia on business.[23] Whilst living with her uncle, Jenny forms a bond with the Halliwell sisters and often turns to them for advice on female issues that she is not comfortable talking to her uncle about.[29] Midway through season two, Jenny moves back with her parents when they return to the United States.

Cole Turner[edit]

Further information: Cole Turner

Cole Turner, portrayed by Julian McMahon, is a half-human and half-demon by blood, and better known to the supernatural world as the demonic assassin, Belthazor.[22] Cole has the powers to teleport and throw projective energy balls which could stun or kill.[30] He is introduced into season three as an Assistant District Attorney sent by The Triad to kill The Charmed Ones,[31] but instead falls in love with Phoebe (Alyssa Milano).[32] Though Cole eventually completely rids himself of his demonic nature and marries Phoebe in season four, he later returns to evil after he unwillingly becomes the new Source of All Evil.[33] This causes the sisters to kill him towards the end of season four.[34] However, in season five Cole escapes The Wasteland, due to him stealing vast amounts of powers off other dead demons, and forces himself into the sisters' lives again. Cole never regains their trust and although he attempts to dedicate his new life to being good,[35] his bewildering love for Phoebe and her rejection of his love, drives him to the point of insanity, which again results in his demise.[36]

Chris Halliwell[edit]

Further information: Chris Halliwell

Christopher Perry Halliwell, portrayed by Drew Fuller, is the second eldest son of Leo (Brian Krause) and Piper (Holly Marie Combs), making him a half-witch and half-whitelighter. Chris is introduced into the season five finale as a whitelighter from the future who helps assist the sisters against magical beings known as The Titans. While he successfully gains The Charmed Ones' trust, Leo remains initially suspicious. In season six, Chris reveals that he is Leo and Piper's son and that he traveled back in time to prevent his older brother Wyatt (Jason and Kristopher Simmons) from growing up to be the evil dictator he becomes in the future. In order for this to happen, Chris set up a scheme where most of The Elders would die so that Leo could become an Elder and he could become The Charmed Ones' new whitelighter, allowing him to get close enough to Wyatt to protect him. In the season six finale, adult Chris is killed by an Elder named Gideon (Gildart Jackson) and baby Chris is born.

Billie Jenkins[edit]

Further information: Billie Jenkins

Billie Jenkins, portrayed by Kaley Cuoco, is a witch who has the power to move objects with her mind using telekinesis. Billie is introduced into season eight as a young college student and a new charge for Paige (Rose McGowan). While the Halliwell sisters assume new identities during the first few episodes of the season, she keeps their secret and did some of their magical legwork for them. Billie becomes obsessed with finding her long-lost older sister Christy (Marnette Patterson), who was kidnapped 15 years earlier by The Triad. Billie is eventually reunited with her sister, but does not know that she has been turned evil under the influence of demons. After Christy briefly sways her to betray The Charmed Ones, Billie eventually sides with them in the series finale and is forced to kill her sister in self-defense.

Recurring characters[edit]

Victor Bennett[edit]

Victor Bennett, played by Anthony Denison (season one) and James Read (seasons three to eight), made his first appearance during the season one episode "Thank You for Not Morphing".[19] He is the ex-husband of Patty Halliwell (Finola Hughes) and the father of Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano).[19] After his divorce to Patty and her death, Victor left his daughters to be raised by their grandmother, Penny Halliwell (Jennifer Rhodes) after constantly fighting with her about how to raise the girls.[37] Victor reappears in his daughters' lives after they become witches and restores the relationship with his daughters.[38]

In 1998, Victor appears in San Francisco not long after his daughters find out they are witches. Prue is suspicious of him, but Piper and Phoebe are more open to seeing him. Victor admits he wanted to take the Book of Shadows in order to protect his daughters. He leaves them without a proper goodbye, instead leaving a home Christmas movie of the girls when they were younger.[19] Three years later, Victor comes to San Francisco for a job interview. While in town, he assists his daughters in helping capture the demon children and bring them to the Ice Cream Man's truck.[38] Victor has an immediate distrust of Piper's fiancée Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause), once he finds out he is a whitelighter, as he believes that Patty's affair with her whitelighter Sam Wilder (Scott Jaeck) was one of the contributing factors to the end of their marriage.[39] Victor eventually accepts Leo and Piper's relationship.[8] Later in 2001, Victor returns for Prue's funeral.[7] In 2002, he visits his daughters and introduces them to his new wife Doris Bennett (Cheryl Ladd), whom he met on a singles' cruise. Victor does not know that Doris is a demon and that she only married him so she could get closer to his daughters and steal Piper's baby, Wyatt. Doris stabs Victor in the abdomen, nearly killing him, before attempting to steal Wyatt. However, she is eventually vanquished.[9]

In 2004, Victor meets Piper's second son Chris (Drew Fuller), who came from the future to save Wyatt from becoming evil. To Victor's surprise, Chris is excited to see him and he tells Victor that they have a very close relationship in the future.[40] Later in 2004, Victor brings baby Chris back home after Wyatt orbed him to Victor's place, due to the two brothers having a sibling rivalry. When a temporarily resurrected Penny casts a spell that accidentally transfers Wyatt and Chris' rivalry into the sisters, Victor and Penny summon Patty to work out their issues. Patty and Victor ruminate on what kind of parents they would have been if they stayed married, and Patty lived to see the girls as teenagers.[41] In 2005, when the sisters prepare to fight the demon Zankou, they leave Wyatt, Chris and the deeds to the manor and Piper's nightclub P3 with Victor, making him their official guardian in case they do not survive.[16] After the sisters' temporarily fake their deaths, Victor still maintains his role as the boys' guardian.[42] Wyatt and Chris later return to Piper after the sisters come out of hiding.[43] In 2006, Piper leaves her sons with Victor again for protection, when the sisters prepare for a battle with Billie (Kaley Cuoco) and Christy Jenkins (Marnette Patterson).[44]

Barbas[edit]

Further information: Barbas (Charmed)

Barbas (also known as the Demon of Fear), played by Billy Drago, made his first appearance during the season one episode "From Fear to Eternity".[15] He has the ability to sense a person's greatest fear and uses it against them. Originally, Barbas could only appear on Earth for 24 hours once every 1300 years, on Friday the 13th. If he could kill 13 unmarried witches before midnight, then he would be able break free of The Underworld and walk the Earth for eternity.[15] This later changed, as Barbas started appearing much more frequently in Charmed.[37][45] The Charmed Ones have vanquished him four times throughout the course of series, all by overcoming their greatest fears and using spells and potions.[3][15][37][46] However, Barbas has always found a way to come back and escape from purgatory.[37] He is finally vanquished in the season seven episode "A Call to Arms".[46]

Patty Halliwell[edit]

Further information: Patty Halliwell

Patty Halliwell, played by Finola Hughes, made her first appearance during the season one episode "From Fear to Eternity".[15] She is the mother of Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), and Paige (Rose McGowan).[7] Patty was married to Victor Bennett, which resulted in the three Halliwell daughters and then had a post-martial affair with her whitelighter Sam Wilder (Scott Jaeck), which resulted in her fourth daughter Paige.[7][24] Patty kept her fourth pregnancy a secret because The Elders would not approve; Patty and Sam gave the baby up for adoption (resulting in the Matthews last name) shortly after she gave birth.[14] Patty was killed by a water demon on February 28, 1978,[24] but her spirit occasionally visits her children. Like Piper, Patty had the power to freeze time,[24] and she was briefly able to have premonitions while carrying Phoebe.[47]

Penny Halliwell[edit]

Further information: Penny Halliwell

Penny Halliwell (also known to her family as Grams), played by Jennifer Rhodes, made her first appearance during the season one episode "Is There a Woogy in the House?".[48] She is the mother of Patty Halliwell (Finola Hughes) and the grandmother of Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), and Paige (Rose McGowan).[49] A powerful and no-nonsense woman, Penny possesses the power of telekinesis[47] and the skill with it to deflect or reflect many spells or powers used by evil adversaries.[37] She also added many potions and spells to the Book of Shadows.[49] After Patty died, Penny raised Prue, Piper and Phoebe on her own.[19] She died of a heart attack six months before the events of the first season,[50] but has appeared several times in the series as a spirit.

Jack Sheridan[edit]

Jack Sheridan, played by Lochlyn Munro, made his first appearance during the season two episode "That Old Black Magic".[51] He was originally an Internet auctioneer.[51] In "That Old Black Magic", when Prue (Shannen Doherty) was doing a live appraisal for an exquisite wand, Jack walks in and boldly offers to guarantee the owner Betty (Pamela Kosh) $1,000 in cash on the spot. The wand belonged to Tuatha (Brigid Brannagh), a powerful evil witch from the 18th century. After Tuatha's defeat, Prue meets Jack at P3 and gives the wand back to him, who notes the broken crystal and its reduced value, but buys Prue a drink to show no hard feelings.[51] In "They're Everywhere", Jack convinces his twin brother Jeff Sheridan (Lochlyn Munro) to help check out Prue because he likes her. Prue tells Piper (Holly Marie Combs) that Jack might be a warlock after she sees one of the Sheridans in front of her at the coffee pot, and the other reading a magazine at the newsstand. Prue and Piper then cast a spell to hear his private thoughts. When both Sheridans appear in Prue's office, Jack tells her that Jeff is his twin brother.[52]

In "P3 H2O", Jack accepts a job at Bucklands Auction House and helps Prue close a sale with Japanese client Mr. Fujimoto, while she was out demon hunting at a campsite. When Prue returns to her office, she is surprised to find out that Jack listed her as the sales agent. She then offers Jack dinner as a thank you.[24] In "Ms. Hellfire", the new boss of Bucklands, Mr. Cauldwell, partners Prue with Jack and orders each partnership to raise $100,000 worth of merchandise. When Prue does not come into the office to help Jack, he goes to the manor and demands to know where she has been. Prue tells him that she raised $275,000 from an anonymous estate and they go celebrate.[3] In "Heartbreak City", Jack and Prue go on a date with Piper and Dan Gordon (Greg Vaughan) to see the movie Love Story. They later go on another date at P3, where the demon of hate, Drazi (Clayton Rohner), uses Cupid's (Michael Reilly Burke) ring to make Jack believe that Prue is using him. This causes them to have a fight. Prue and Jack later reconcile and go on another date with Piper and Dan to see The Dirty Dozen.[25]

In "Reckless Abandon", Jack and Prue's presentation at work won them a trip to New York for a conference. However, Prue backs out when a magical emergency intervenes and Jack decides to not go as well.[53] In "Awakened", Prue breaks up with Jack after she resigns from Bucklands.[54]

Belthazor[edit]

Further information: Cole Turner

Belthazor, played by Michael Bailey Smith, is a red-and-black-skinned demon who made his first appearance during the season three episode "Once Upon a Time".[22] He is the demonic form of Cole Turner (Julian McMahon), a half-human and half-demon who was hired by The Triad to kill The Charmed Ones.[22][31] In the season four episode "Black as Cole", Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) throws a potion at Belthazor, which kills him and only leaves his human half Cole alive.[55]

The Source[edit]

Further information: The Source (Charmed)

The Source, originally played by Michael Bailey Smith, made his first appearance in the season three episode "All Hell Breaks Loose".[5] Bennet Guillory took over the role in the season four episodes "Charmed Again (Part 1)", Charmed Again (Part 2)" and "Brain Drain".[7] Peter Woodward replaced Guillory in the season four episode "Charmed and Dangerous" and the season eight episode "Desperate Housewitches".[56][57] The Source was the ruler of The Underworld for centuries, until he was vanquished by The Charmed Ones in 2002.[56] He briefly returned in 2005 after a Possessor Demon (Elizabeth Greer) used Wyatt (Jason and Kristopher Simmons) in helping her resurrect The Source. However, as The Source was bound to the Possessor Demon through the magic used to resurrect him, he was once again vanquished when Piper (Holly Marie Combs) blew up the Possessor Demon.[57]

Bob Cowan[edit]

David Reivers (pictured) portrayed Bob Cowan in seasons four and five.

Bob Cowan, played by David Reivers, made his first appearance during the first episode of season four, "Charmed Again (Part 1)".[7] He is Paige's (Rose McGowan) boss at South Bay Social Services. In "Charmed Again (Part 1)", Bob asks Paige for information but she does not pay attention to him because she was reading a newspaper article about Prue's (Shannen Doherty) death. Paige then heads out to attend Prue's funeral while Bob calls out her name several times and asks her where she is going.[7] In the episode "Charmed Again (Part 2)", Bob assigns Paige to a case involving Jake (Benjamin Parrillo) and Carol Grisanti (Kim Little), who were both under investigation by Social Services for physically abusing their son.[14] In the third episode of season four, "Hell Hath No Fury", Bob approaches Paige, who is talking to Piper (Holly Marie Combs), at her desk and notices she is not working. Bob then asks Piper who she is and Piper replies that she is Paige's sister.[58]

In the season four episode "A Knight to Remember", Bob demands to know what is going on when Paige locks herself in the photocopier room with The Prince (Charlie Weber) from her fairytale. She passes The Prince off as a performer in the Renaissance Fair and the two leave. At the end of the day, The Evil Enchantress (Paige's past life) from her fairytale arrives at South Bay Social Services looking for The Prince and Bob sees her. He assumes Paige is in the Renaissance Fair as well and tells her to lockup before she leaves.[59] In the season four episode "Lost and Bound", a young boy named Tyler Michaels (Alex Black) arrives at South Bay Social Services and Bob tells Paige that the police brought him in because they found him sleeping in an alley. When Bob asks Tyler for his phone number so he can ring his parents to let them know his okay, Tyler gets angry and sets fire to a wastebasket by using his powers.[60]

In the season four episode "The Three Faces of Phoebe", Bob offers Paige a promotion to become a full-fledged social worker for having helped a client named Carolyn Seldon (Camilla Rantsen) with getting her son back from her abusive ex-husband. In the process, Bob passed over Scott (Christian Keiber), a more experienced assistant, with the offer. Paige turns down the offer because she used magic to help Carolyn.[61] During the first episode of season five, "A Witch's Tail (Part 1)", Bob tells Paige that she has been promoted to social worker and that it means she has to arrive at work on time.[35] In "A Witch's Tail (Part 2)", Paige quits her job at South Bay Social Services and Bob tells her that she has got a real gift at helping people.[62]

Elise Rothman[edit]

Elise Rothman, played by Rebecca Balding, made her first appearance during the season four episode "The Fifth Halliwheel".[63] She is the editor and boss of The Bay Mirror, where Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) works as an advice columnist.[34] When Elise first appears in Charmed, her advice columnist is Karen Young (Molly Hagan). At the time, Karen was infected by a demonic power, which made her hate Elise and want to kill her. Phoebe then took over for Karen and did her column. Afterwards, Karen tells Elise the truth about the column; Elise fires her and hires Phoebe in her place.[63] The two start off with a professional, work relationship, often having verbal disputes about deadlines and what not.[64] As the series progresses, they develop a unique bond as friends. When The Charmed Ones fake their deaths in the beginning of season eight, Elise openly admits that Phoebe is her best friend and considers her as the daughter she never had.[42]

Sheila Morris[edit]

Sheila Morris, played by Sandra Prosper, made her first appearance during the season five episode "Centennial Charmed".[36] She is the wife of Darryl Morris. In "Centennial Charmed", the Halliwell sisters meet Sheila for the first time at Piper's (Holly Marie Combs) club P3, where together they celebrate Darryl's promotion to lieutenant.[36] In the season five episode "Oh My Goddess (Part 1)", it is revealed that Darryl told Sheila about the sisters being witches and she is able to cope with and understand it.[21] Sheila eventually becomes frustrated when the sisters keep putting Darryl's life and career in danger by covering for them, and she demands that he stops helping them. At the end of season seven, Sheila and Darryl move to the East Coast with their children.[16]

Sophie[edit]

Sophie, played by Amanda Sickler, made her first appearance during the season five episode "Sand Francisco Dreamin'".[65] She is Phoebe's (Alyssa Milano) friend and assistant at The Bay Mirror, and appears until the final season. When The Charmed Ones fake their deaths in the beginning of season eight, Sophie reveals the sincerity of her friendship with Phoebe while eulogizing her.[42]

Wyatt Halliwell[edit]

Wyatt Matthew Halliwell[66] is the first child of Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Leo (Brian Krause), who made his first appearance during the season five episode "The Day the Magic Died". At first, Wyatt is played by an unknown and uncredited baby.[66] Starting in the season five episode "Necromancing the Stone", infant Wyatt is played by twins Jason and Kristopher Simmons until the series finale "Forever Charmed".[67][68] In two episodes, young, pre-teen Wyatt is played by two other actors: Ryan Bradford Hanson in the season seven episode "Witchness Protection",[69] and Tanner Fox in "Forever Charmed".[68] As an adult, in flashforward and in time travel stories, Wyatt is played by Wes Ramsey.[68]

Wyatt is the prophesied twice-blessed child, a being of unimaginable power. He is the first born of a Charmed One and the first male witch in his family.[9] Wyatt has the known powers of force fields,[66] orbing,[70] telekinesis,[10] telekinetic-orbing,[10] projection and healing.[71] While he was still in utero, Wyatt was powerful enough to use his powers which made Piper virtually invincible during her pregnancy.[72] He also taught his soon-to-be parents life lessons by having them "walk a mile in each other's shoes" to stop their constant bickering.[64]

In season five, demons such as the Hawker Demon (Jack McGee), Parasites (Andy Mackenzie and Nicholas Sadler), and The Crone (Grace Zabriskie) attempt to kidnap Wyatt.[66] The Crone succeeds in getting Wyatt and sees a glimpse of his future, warning of a great power yet to come. She is eventually vanquished by The Charmed Ones.[70] Wyatt's great-grandmother Penny (Jennifer Rhodes) is summoned from the afterlife for his wiccaning; she is astonished to discover that he is a boy as males have never been born into the Warren/Halliwell family. However, Penny eventually gets over her bitterness towards men, accepts Wyatt into the family and performs his wiccaning.[67] In season six, Wyatt is temporarily erased from existence by The Cleaners (Kirk B. R. Woller and Darin Cooper), when he exposes magic to the world by conjuring a massive dragon out of the television and letting it loose in San Francisco. However, The Cleaners stop their quest to take Wyatt after the sisters threaten to keep exposing magic.[73] It is later revealed that Wyatt is the heir of King Arthur and is destined to wield the sword Excalibur. However, Piper keeps the sword tucked away in the attic until Wyatt turns 18.[74] Piper and Leo's second son from the future, Chris (Drew Fuller), comes back to prevent Wyatt from turning evil. They eventually discover that the elder Gideon (Gildart Jackson) is out to eliminate Wyatt, believing that it was too great of a risk to keep him alive due to his great power, but that Gideon's actions will cause Wyatt to become evil as the trauma of Gideon's attacks caused Wyatt to lose faith in good being able to protect him. Leo later averts this future by killing Gideon.[10]

In season seven, Wyatt uses his healing powers to save Piper from a deadly coma.[71] Piper is called to Wyatt's pre-school when he begins talking to himself; in reality, Wyatt is talking to the demon Vicus (Marcus Chait), who is trying to gain Wyatt's trust in order to turn him evil. Piper summons adult Wyatt from the future to get questions, and he turns evil before their eyes. Leo is able to regain Wyatt's trust and the spell is reversed.[75] When the sisters prepare to fight the demon Zankou, they leave Wyatt and Chris in the care of their grandfather Victor, in case they do not survive.[16] In season eight, after the sisters and Leo use magical disguises to hideout due to their fake deaths, Piper and Leo regain custody of Wyatt and Chris.[42] During the events of The Charmed Ones' final destined battle, Wyatt is kidnapped by the demon Dumain (Anthony Cistaro), who had Billie (Kaley Cuoco) and Christy Jenkins (Marnette Patterson) steal infant Wyatt's powers to unleash The Hollow, causing his powers to be stripped in the future. Adult Wyatt and Chris then return from the future to figure out what happened. After his powers are restored, adult Wyatt and Chris return to the future. In the flash forward montages to the future, Wyatt and Chris are seen preparing a potion together.[68]

Jason Dean[edit]

Jason Dean, played by Eric Dane, made his first appearance during the season five episode "Baby's First Demon".[66] Jason is introduced into season five as a multi-millionaire and the new owner of The Bay Mirror, where Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) works. Phoebe is instantly attracted to him when they first see each other.[66] Jason gets her to write an article about finding love over the internet and she meets a user online named "Cyrano73". Phoebe later meets "Cyrano73" in person and it turns out to be Jason.[76] Jason eventually starts dating Phoebe and they continue dating in season six, where their relationship become more serious. Jason moves to Hong Kong for business and Phoebe goes with him.[77] After 15 months of dating, Jason discovers Phoebe's secret identity as a witch by accident and, unable to handle the revelation, breaks up with her.[78]

Inspector Sheridan[edit]

Inspector Sheridan, played by Jenya Lano, made her first appearance during the season six episode "Crimes and Witch Demeanors".[45] She is an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. In season six, Sheridan gets possessed by a Phantasm, as part of the demon Barbas' (Billy Drago) scheme to escape from purgatory. Sheridan then films Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) using magic, which leads to The Cleaners (Kirk B. R. Woller and Darin Cooper) altering history and framing Darryl (Dorian Gregory) for murder. Leo (Brian Krause) and Chris (Drew Fuller) later find out Sheridan is possessed and bring her before The Tribunal, after which her memories is erased.[45] She later starts investigating Chris' disappearance after he escapes from jail, but stops after seeing him die in the Halliwell manor. In season seven, Sheridan becomes suspicious about Chris' disappearance again and she asks Phoebe to come to the police station to answer a few questions about him. When Phoebe does not turn up, Sheridan goes to the manor to arrest her, but Leo blasts Sheridan into a wall. When Sheridan wakes up, she does not remember being attacked.[46]

Sheridan continues investigating the Halliwell sisters, including staking out the manor along with a reluctant Darryl. She eventually starts working with Federal Agent Kyle Brody (Kerr Smith), who shares her suspicions. However, when they catch the sisters using magic, Kyle shoots Sheridan with a tranquilizer dart and promises to keep the sisters' secret in exchange for their help.[79] It is later revealed that Kyle had Sheridan placed in a mental institution, where she was kept in a comatose state in a secret room.[69] Sheridan loses her memories and the sisters be even more careful around her as they do not want to trigger her lost memories.[80] Sheridan eventually begins pursuing leads against the sisters again, after her suspicions rekindle and she recovers some of her memory.[81] When Homeland Security arrive in San Francisco to investigate the sisters, Sheridan helps them with the investigation and breaks into the manor with a hidden camera. When she enters the attic, Sheridan is confronted by the demon Zankou (Oded Fehr), who kills her with an energy ball.[16]

Kyle Brody[edit]

Kyle Brody, played by Kerr Smith, made his first appearance during the season seven episode "Charrrmed!".[79] He works as a federal agent for Homeland Security. Kyle first appears in San Francisco to help Darryl Morris (Dorian Gregory) and Inspector Sheridan (Jenya Lano) with a case involving the Halliwell sisters. He reveals that he knows the sisters are witches. When they catch the sisters using magic, Kyle shoots Inspector Sheridan with a tranquilizer dart and allows the sisters to escape.[79] He helps cover for Piper (Holly Marie Combs), who was recruited by the Angel of Death (Simon Templeman), by telling the press that he faked her death for a top secret mission.[82] Kyle finds out about Paige's (Rose McGowan) powers not long after, due to her accidentally orbing out of his apartment. He tells Paige that he does not want to expose them or hurt them, and that he just needs their help to find out who killed his parents.[83]

Kyle investigates several accidents where people manage to survive their homes burning to the ground, only to be killed shortly after.[84] His research led to him finding out that a celerity demon named Sarpedon (Neil Hopkins) was capturing guardian angels and using them to guide and guard him in his hope of becoming indestructible to The Avatars. Kyle and Paige planned to have his guardian angel be a target of Sarpedon, but instead, Sarpedon goes for Paige's. Afterwards, Kyle is captured by Sarpedon and held in his lair, only to be saved by Paige later on.[84] After a Gnome (Michael Lee Gogin) was murdered at Magic School, Paige enlists Kyle's help to find out who killed him.[85] When Kyle opens a novel called Crossed, Double-Crossed, he found near the Gnome's body, he and Paige get sucked into the book's film noir black-and-white setting. They are later transported out of the book and start dating.[69][85]

Kyle believes that The Avatars were responsible for his parents death.[86] After he nearly kills Leo (Brian Krause) for being an avatar, Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) suggests that Kyle goes back in time with Paige to find out what really happened to his parents the night they died. Kyle and Paige meet his mother Ruth Brody (Jessica Steen) and father Jack Brody (Jon Hamm), as well as Kyle's past self. When Ruth and Jack arrive at a warehouse near JFK to inspect some ancient artifacts (that are actually vanquishing potions for avatars), Kyle sees it was celerity demons that killed his parents.[86] Although it was proven that The Avatars did not kill his parents, Kyle remains unconvinced of their motives and consequently forms an alliance with the demon Zankou (Oded Fehr), because they both want to keep things as they are and to not create Utopia.[87] Although Kyle is reluctant to the idea, Zankou kills the celerity demons who murdered his parents. Kyle gets killed while taking out the avatar Beta (Patrice Fisher).[87] After his death, The Elders turned him into a whitelighter because they thought he done enough good in his life.[88]

Oded Fehr (pictured) portrayed the demon Zankou during the seventh season.

Zankou[edit]

Further information: Zankou

Zankou, played by Oded Fehr, made his first appearance during the season seven episode "Witchness Protection".[69] He is a powerful upper-level demon who got released from his prison by a group of demons who believe he is the only one who could prevent the impending attack of The Avatars.[69] Zankou helps The Charmed Ones in their fight with The Avatars along with Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause) and Kyle Brody (Kerr Smith), after realizing that The Avatars' Utopia threatens the survival of demonic existence, as well as the free will of all others.[88] When the threat of The Avatars passes, Zankou begins to mobilize The Underworld in hopes of controlling it. After several attempts, he manages to steal the Book of Shadows and tries to control the Nexus.[16][81] Zankou gets vanquished when he absorbs the Nexus into his body and The Charmed Ones cast a banishing spell to destroy it.[16]

Henry Mitchell[edit]

Henry Mitchell, portrayed by Ivan Sergei, was Paige's husband (married in 2006), and a parole officer. He knows she's a witch and at first was confused as to why Paige didn't use her witchly powers to end world hunger and other things. He later grew to understand how the battle between good and evil works and had no problem with Paige being a witch but often refused to hide when there was a demon attack. He and Paige first met in "Battle of the Hexes", where Henry was parole officer to Paige's new charge. While at first they didn't really like each other, their relationship grew over time. They had twin girls and a son named Henry Mitchell Jr.

Dex Lawson[edit]

Dex Lawson, portrayed by Jason Lewis, was an artist who apparently has an interest in Phoebe in the beginning of season eight, after finding out that she was dead. Phoebe surprisingly has a premonition that they are going to get married. After an overnight trip with him, they get married, but only under the influence of a spell. She has no other choice but to tell him the truth: that she is a witch. She predicted that he was going to be her child's father and later on takes a pregnancy test believing she is pregnant. Her second test proved it was false. With that, she told Dex to annul the marriage and to take things slower. However, they never resume their relationship.

Christy Jenkins[edit]

Further information: Christy Jenkins

Christy Jenkins, portrayed by Marne Patterson, was the tragic older sister of The Charmed Ones' protégé Billie Jenkins who was kidnapped by evil demons when she was seven and Billie was five years old. Christy's abduction was engineered because the Scabber demonsas part of a demonic prophecy of a means to destroy The Charmed Ones. Ironically, the sisters become the tutors and protectors of the younger sister, while she works to find and free her older sibling from the forces of evil twisting and shaping the older Christy. As season eight's ratings fell off for the network as a whole, the decision to end the series came to be embedded in the writing with Christy as the vehicle triggering a final battle which would allow Piper to regain Leo.

Coop[edit]

Further information: Coop (Charmed)

Coop, played by Victor Webster, made his first appearance during the season eight episode "Engaged and Confused".[89] He is a cupid, a magical being associated with love.[90] Coop was sent by The Elders to help Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) repair her love life, after she had given it up so many times for the greater good.[91] Overtime, the two begin to develop feelings for each other. Coop falls for Phoebe first, but continues setting her up with other men to make her happy.[90] However, Phoebe rejects all of Coop's matches as she was falling in love with him too.[92] Knowing that it was forbidden for cupids to date or marry their charges, Phoebe and Coop hide their feelings from each other to save themselves from the trauma that Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Leo (Brian Krause) went through.[44] However, during the series finale, adult Wyatt (Wes Ramsey) and Chris (Drew Fuller) from the future reveal that The Elders made an exception for Phoebe and Coop due to everything they put her through over the years. Also during the finale, an epilogue depicts Phoebe and Coop's wedding and the three daughters they eventually have.[68]

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