Here are a list of characters that appear in Seeing is Believing.
Paige Ellen Matthews Edit
Main page: Paige Matthews (Seeing is Believing)
Kyra, the Seer Edit
At just over 1,000 years of age, Kyra is known to all but her friends (of which she has few) simply as the Seer. She was originally trained in her powers by the Seer, but the Seer became convinced that all Kyra was good for was for spreading her legs to any male (or female) who so desired her, due to her lack of discipline and respect. This dismissal caused Kyra to embark on a crusade to be a better Seer than the Seer, and hopefully one day prove it by killing her.
In part because of the Seer’s rejection, Kyra became the personal consort and Seer of Zankou, a powerful demon and one of the Source’s rivals. To Zankou, Kyra was not just some sex-toy, but in fact a valuable asset who often told him where and when to find the people he wanted to find. At the same time, she enjoyed relations with some of the demons in Zankou’s service (and the occasional mortal who caught her interest when she ventured to Earth). However, Kyra soon built up a reputation as a black widow, as many of her lovers were vanquished by other demons that had already or wanted to sleep with her. Ironically, to this day, Kyra has never personally taken the life of another being. After Zankou had been banished by the Source in the 1500s, Kyra became one of the most notable Seers in the Underworld, second only to the Seer (a fact that irked both Kyra and the Seer)–and one of the most wanted to be killed demons, due to her sexual habits. However, since Kyra saw any and all assassination attempts coming long before they were even there, she managed to hang onto her life.
Kyra continued to work for whoever wanted information that she had foreseen if they could pay her price (which was usually expensive items such as jewelry, but occasionally personal pleasures). In the mid-20th century, Kyra began a loose partnership with a powerful, Upper-level ½ demon named Cole Turner, who worked for the Brotherhood of the Thorn as an assassin and doubled as an attorney on Earth.
In May 1993, Kyra received the mother of all visions that revealed to her (in fragmented parts) events for the next 15 years or so; she foresaw the coming of the Charmed Ones in five years, and that their unknown half-sister, Paige Matthews, currently had access to but no knowledge of her powers. Seeing a chance to alter the future of her visions to not only save her own life, but also stick it to the Source, the Seer, and many of her other enemies, in addition to gaining a good friend and powerful ally out of the arrangement, Kyra befriended Paige and began teaching her about her heritage, magic, and the life she lived. The Forces of Good, represented by the Elder Sandra, were pleasantly surprised to learn that the Seer was indeed teaching Paige how to help people, but They also felt that Kyra was also transferring her personal beliefs (which were more selfish than selfless); fortunately, Paige’s adopted parents had taught her right from wrong and her own strong moral compass was enough to even out the Seer’s lack of ethics.
Since introducing her to magic, Kyra has become one of Paige’s closest friends and advisors. The two have stood shoulder to shoulder; Kyra was one of the first to offer aid and comfort to Paige in the aftermath of her parents’ deaths, while Paige has taken the demon under her wing to teach her how “normal” people live. Kyra has also taught Paige some basic divination, such as reading Tarot cards, tea leaves, and even palms.
During the Avatar Incursion, Kyra was one of the first beings taken out by the Avatars, inspiring Paige to stop them, and was restored to life when they were defeated.
Kyra was wholeheartedly on Zankou’s side during the Underworld Civil War, providing him with intelligence she’d gathered from her visions, and was among Zankou’s allies that were forced aboveground by the Source’s forces. During the final battle, Kyra joined Zankou down in the Underworld where she was finally able to fulfill the promise she’d made 1,000 years ago to vanquish the Seer, stabbing her with a power-stealing athame – and thus taking her first life.
As Zankou was crowned the new Source of All Evil, Kyra’s newly-gained powers began growing out of control and almost lead to a complete mental breakdown. However, with Paige’s help, Kyra was able to regain control of herself and adjust to her new powers. She was subsequently appointed to Zankou’s staff as his primary Seer and occasional bedmate.
Kyra’s personal powers include all kinds of Sight, including precognition and retrocognition (the ability to see the future and past, respectively), shimmering, energy balls, and limited empathy (feeling through others). Her powers received a significant increase after vanquishing the Seer with a power-stealing athame. She is also extremely talented in the arts of coercion, seduction, eroticism, and all forms of sexual acts, and has approximately 1,000 years of experience in bed.
Lieutenant Scott Matthews, SFFD (d. 1994) Edit
Paige’s father, Scott Matthews was an Army brat growing up, and as such grew up traveling all over the world. After college, Scott joined the San Francisco Fire Department and eventually rose up the ranks. He has married to his wife Lisa since 1975, and the couple adopted Paige shortly after she was born in 1977.
In 1988, Scott’s father, a career Army non-commissioned officer, took his own life after being diagnosed with a treatable-but-incurable cancer. Rather than subjecting his family, friends, and himself to watching helplessly as he slowly faded away, John Matthews chose to end his life on his own terms instead. Scott’s mother, Ellen, never truly recovered from her husband’s actions, although she put on a brave face for her family, and she passed away four years later from a combination of old age and a broken heart.
In March of 1994, shortly after his promotion to Lieutenant and his place on the SFPD/SFFD Joint Arson Investigation Unit, Scott and Lisa’s world was turned upside down when they learned that their daughter had magic powers, which she was being trained to use to help people. While Scott initially resisted the idea that his baby girl was now doing what he (and his father and father-in-law before him) does, which is lay his life on the line for his friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers, he later grew to accept it with his wife and daughter’s help.
Scott and Lisa both tragically died in a car crash on October 14, 1994, a few months after Paige’s 17th birthday. Paige was finally able to contact the spirit of her parents on her 19th birthday, August 2, 1996.
Lisa Matthews (née Barker) (d. 1994) Edit
Paige’s mother, Lisa Matthews (née Barker) was the daughter of a successful dentist (who had served in the Navy as a shipboard dentist during the Korean War) and a housewife. A child of privilege, Lisa used her parents’ money to travel the world for two years after high school before going to college and getting her degree in education and becoming a teacher at a public elementary school in San Francisco. She has married to her husband Scott since 1975, and the couple adopted Paige shortly after she was born in 1977.
In March of 1994, Scott and Lisa’s world was turned upside down when they learned that their daughter had magic powers, which she was being trained to use to help people. Like her husband, Lisa was also reluctant to let Paige go out and potentially risk her life to help people, but she realized that, like her husband, father, and father-in-law, Paige was destined for public service and heroics.
Scott and Lisa both tragically died in a car crash on October 14, 1994, a few months after Paige’s 17th birthday. On Mother’s Day 1995, a few months after her parents’ car crash, Paige tried to summon the spirit of her mother and ended up summoning Patty Halliwell – her biological mother – instead. Paige was finally able to contact the spirit of her parents on her 19th birthday, August 2, 1996.
Supervisor Coleridge Benjamin “Cole” Turner, LL.B., SFBS/Belthazor Edit
Main page: Cole Turner (Seeing is Believing)
Samuel “Sam” Wilder Edit
Paige’s biological father, she learns of him through the Seer. Born in 1845, Sam, along with many of his friends, fought for the Union during the Civil War as a young man. After the War, he became a teacher in his home state of New York, and was named Teacher of the Year in 1872. He died in 1878, and joined the ranks of the Whitelighter Corps.
Sam spent the next 100 years helping, guiding, and protecting people. He served as an instructor for new whitelighters around the turn of the 20th century, before returning “to the field” as it were, taking on new charges all over the world. In the 1950s, Sam went undercover on Earth as a bartender for almost five years to help guide future whitelighters. He experienced a minor setback in 1955 when one of his charges, a future whitelighter named J.D. Williams, disappeared without a trace, but within a month, he got back on track while keeping an ear out for J.D. until the young man was found.
By the 1970s, Sam was given a new charge, a powerful witch named Patty Halliwell, who would one day become the mother of the Charmed Ones. The two worked closely together for many years, and he unwittingly contributed to the breakup of Patty’s marriage to Victor Bennett.
After the divorce, Patty and Sam secretly became romantically involved, despite the no-fraternization policy between whitelighters and their charges, and eventually Patty became pregnant with his child. Knowing they couldn’t keep the baby, Patty and Sam gave her up for adoption on the day of her birth–and nothing between them would ever be the same again.
Early in the summer of 1978, Patty became aware of a Water demon at Camp Skylark, the summer camp where her daughters, Prue and Piper, went. Although she had a plan to vanquish the Water demon, Sam accidentally distracted her, which resulted in her death. Devastated by the loss (which aggravated the pain and loss he felt for giving up his only child), Sam “clipped his wings” (resigned from the Whitelighter Corps) and became an alcoholic hermit, trying (not always successfully) to keep people from going into the camp’s lake where the Water demon resided.
Fifteen years later, Sam went on an emotional roller-coaster when he met his 15-year-old daughter, Paige Matthews. The young woman had been told of the Water demon by the Seer, Kyra, and came to Camp Skylark to vanquish him. Upon learning of Sam’s identity, father and daughter were able to finish what Patty started and vanquish the Water demon, and the two began to build a relationship. After vanquishing the demon, Sam taught Paige the “To Summon the Dead” spell, which allowed Patty’s spirit to return to the mortal plane, reuniting parents and child for the first time.
After meeting his daughter and overcoming some of his personal demons, Sam returned to work, becoming a bartender and later manager at the Old Haunt, a supernatural bar on Pier 39. Under his management, Sam hired a group of witches (including his daughter) to cast the Sanctorium Spell that prevents physical and magical violence in a given area.
Sam was another casualty of the Avatars’ Utopia in 1996; like the others, he was revived when the Avatars repaired the damage they’d caused. During the Underworld Civil War, Sam opened the Old Haunt as neutral ground for all magical and mortal beings.
Sam was one of the first people Paige introduced her future self, Professor Paige Mitchell, to when the older woman traveled through time from 2013 to 1996. He was particularly proud of his alternate-future daughter, who was simultaneously a wife, a mother, a Charmed One, a whitelighter, and a Professor of Advanced Magic at Magic School.
As a former whitelighter, Sam is as mortal as the average guy on the street. However, he maintains a wide array of knowledge, contacts, and skills from his days as a guardian angel.
Patricia “Patty” Halliwell (KIA, 1978) Edit
Biological mother of Paige Matthews, Patty Halliwell has been a witch her whole life. However, since fighting the forces of darkness doesn’t pay the bills, Patty also worked in a diner as a waitress.
In 1969, Patty met Victor Bennett, a young businessman just starting out and the man who would become her husband and the father of her children, Prue, Piper, and Phoebe. Around the same time, Patty was given a new whitelighter, Sam Wilder. The two worked closely together for many years, and Sam unwillingly contributed to the breakup of Patty’s marriage to Victor.
After her divorce, Patty and Sam became romantically involved, despite the no-fraternization policy between whitelighters and their charges, and eventually Patty became pregnant with his child. Knowing they couldn’t keep the baby, Patty and Sam gave her up for adoption on the day of her birth–and nothing would ever be the same between them again.
Early in the summer of 1978, Patty became aware of a Water demon at Camp Skylark, the summer camp where her daughters, Prue and Piper, went. Although she had a plan to vanquish the Water demon, Sam accidentally distracted her, which resulted in her death. Her three children were subsequently raised by her mother, Penny, a witch even more powerful than her, who was also the Matriarch of the Halliwell family.
Fifteen years later, Patty and Sam’s daughter, Paige, received her active powers and was told of the Water Demon at Camp Skylark. There, Paige met her biological father, and with his help, was able to finish what Patty started and vanquish the Water demon. After vanquishing the demon, Sam taught Paige the “To Summon the Dead” spell, which allowed Patty’s spirit to return to the mortal plane, reuniting parents and child for the first time.
On Mother’s Day 1995, a few months after her parents’ car crash, Paige tried to summon the spirit of her mother and ended up summoning Patty instead. Although their reunion was somewhat awkward at first, mother and daughter proceeded to team up to stop a vengeful ghost looking to retaliate against the people responsible for the massacre of her family. After taking care of the ghost, Patty and Paige had dinner before she returned to the afterlife.
Patty’s personal power was Molecular Immobilization–the ability to slow down molecules to the point where it appears they’re standing still. Patty’s power, honed by 30 years of experience, was powerful enough to stop a bumblebee’s wings from beating. She was also an adept potions brewer and spellcaster.
Glen Joseph Belland Edit
Paige’s best friend since kindergarten, Glen Belland was the first person she told about her magic. His exact words were “Cool, you’re a superhero now.”
Paige and Glen have been attracted to each other since they were old enough to be attracted to each other, and even shared their first kiss together at the age of 12. Today, their relationship goes “beyond friendship, beyond family”, that includes sex when if one of them is not dating somebody else, then they are dating each other.
About 10 months after Paige became a witch, Glen was shot to death in a drive-by shooting. Grief-stricken, Paige went to Tempus, the Devil’s Sorcerer, begging him to rewind time so she could save his life. Tempus, having full knowledge of the situation, acquiesced to Paige’s plead in order to teach the young woman a lesson about meddling with time. As the day began anew, Paige tried her hardest to protect Glen, until the two of them learned the reason he was shot was that he jumped in front of a bullet meant for somebody else. Glen convinced Paige that using magic to prevent his death (which would lead to another dying in his place); that a mortal boy of only 17 years of age could accept his fate so impressed Tempus that the Devil’s Sorcerer intervened when the time came, and manipulated the bullet to pass through Glen’s shoulder and into the chest of the person he was protecting. Glen spent the next few months in physical therapy to regain full use of his arm, and gained a very overprotective mother in the process.
After graduating from high school in 1995, he joined Paige and their friends on a cross-country road trip, before returning to San Francisco for college.
During the Underworld Civil War, Glen assisted the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire. He later accompanied Paige down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source, armed with magical weapons and a protection amulet. During the battle, Glen was grievously wounded by the Source himself – while he used his magical sword to deflect the Source’s fireball, it brought part of the rock-faced wall down on him and resulted in the amputation of his left hand and forearm. Nevertheless, he survived – something very few mortals could say about a battle in the Underworld, let alone a direct confrontation with the Source of All Evil.
After the immediate shock of losing his arm passed, Glen decided that he needed a break. He dropped out of college, took the money Zankou had surreptitiously paid him for his service during the Civil War, and left to travel the world after sharing one last night with Paige.
As a mortal, Glen has no superpowers to speak of, but since he has been assisting Paige from practically day one, he’s received some self-defense and limited weapons training. He drives a 1969 Ford Mustang, a gift from his parents, which he sold when he left San Francisco after the Underworld Civil War.
In the future of Kyra’s vision, Glen traveled the world after high school, seeing such sights as the Eiffel Tower and the Great Barrier Reef, making nice with the local pretty women, and working odd-jobs for pocket change, until he met his wife Jessica in 2002. She convinced him to settle down, and the two now live in Los Angeles where he has two children and is the General Manager of Best Buy.
Melissa Rayner Edit
A close friend of Paige’s in both junior high and high school, Melissa is a mortal who has no idea about magic or that Paige is a witch, although she is aware that weird stuff tends to happen to and around Paige.
Paige and Melissa drifted apart, as most high school friends do, and the two haven’t really spoken since their high school graduation.
Robin Jameson Edit
A close friend of Paige’s in both junior high and high school, Robin is a mortal who has no idea about magic or that Paige is a witch, although she is aware that weird stuff tends to happen to and around Paige.
Paige and Robin drifted apart, as most high school friends do, and the two haven’t really spoken since their high school graduation.
Leonard Theodore “Ted” Cranston Edit
The archetypical nerd of George Washington High School from 1988 to 1992, Ted Cranston was bullied, teased, and hazed by the jocks for most of his entire high school career. A big-time math and science geek and captain of the chess team, Ted had begun using his middle name in the second grade after realizing even then that the name “Leonard Theodore” was getting his butt kicked by his classmates.
In late 1991, during her freshman year, Paige Matthews started a rumor that she had seduced Ted in exchange for his help with her homework after hearing that he’d been hazed for admitting he was still a virgin the week before. Ted was grateful for the rumor, and the bullying and hazing drizzled out over his senior year. With his reputation bolstered for having “scored with the freshman party chick”, Ted became slightly more popular when it was revealed that not only did he do gymnastics (and as such was quite athletic), but he also literally rebuilt a ’69 Camaro from the ground up.
After graduating high school in 1992, Ted was accepted to the California Institute of Science and Technology, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.
During Paige and her friends’ road trip in 1995, they stopped by CalTech to visit Ted, who by then was going for his Master’s degree in Engineering.
Vincent Rawlings Edit
Paige’s first serious boyfriend (other than Glen), Vincent Rawlings was the senior at George Washington High School who took her, then a 13-year-old freshman, to Senior Prom. That night, he also took her virginity. The two continued to “hang out” until Vincent left for college at the end of the summer.
John Smith (KIA, 1996) Edit
A Desert Storm war veteran, John Smith is the head of security at Pacific Heights Apartments. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to weapons and military tactics and strategies. He is a reliable employee of Cole Turner, and, at his request, taught a young Paige Matthews martial arts, weapons, military tactics and strategy, and (after turning 16 in August 1993) driving. He also got her a gun – a Glock 30 pistol – which she uses to help subdue and vanquish demons (although its effectiveness varies from demon to demon).
Although Paige was okay with the stuff she learned from John, she preferred the magical aspects of her lessons than the physical.
Upon the formation of the Matthews Coven, John also worked with the other members, including Glen, Sara, Ava, Emily, and even Deirdre, on the things he’d taught Paige.
John participated in the final battle of the Underworld Civil War between Zankou and the Source, but was killed during the melee.
Master-at-Arms 3rd Class John J. Walsh, III, USCG Edit
The son of a Vietnam War veteran-turned-police officer, John Walsh was unable to escape the call of duty that had called his family for generations. Growing up in Beverly Hills, John never really fit in with his classmates as he and his widowed father, Jack, struggled to make ends-meet. As a result, John had taken any job that would hire him–babysitting, yard-work for the neighbors, and even fast food–and was unable to play baseball for his high school team like he wanted to.
After graduating from high school a few weeks before his 18th birthday, John enlisted in the US Coast Guard. He completed basic training at Cape May, New Jersey, before heading over to Class “A” school, where he was trained as a master-at-arms. He was then assigned to the US Coast Guard Cutter Drummond as a security guard where he served a six-month tour of duty. He was then transferred to shore duty, serving as a security guard for Coast Guard Island in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1993, at age 20, Seaman Walsh met Paige Matthews during the course of a drug-smuggling operation that was really being handled by demons. After a slight misunderstanding which led to John arresting Paige and detaining her at CGI, the two established a good working relationship and thus began the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Although the two were clearly attracted to each other, John declined to make a move due to the 4½ year age difference.
In early 1995, John was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class, and transferred away from Coast Guard Island and back to a cutter. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal (which he received along with his promotion), the National Defense Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
India Cohen, the Vampire Slayer (KIA, 1996) Edit
Daughter of a US Navy Captain and a Philippine actress, India spent most of her life on naval bases around the world. When she turned 15, she discovered she could do things no other person could do – she was stronger, faster, and more alert than any of the people around her, even on a military base. She soon met Christopher Bothwell, an Englishman who, while only three years older than her, already had a Ph.D. Christopher, whom she affectionately nicknamed Kit, told her that she was a Vampire Slayer, and that is her duty to fight against the Things That Go Bump in the Night.
In 1994, Captain Cohen was transferred from Okinawa to San Diego, and India moved with him. While in the States, India met and befriended Paige Matthews, a Wiccan witch-whitelighter hybrid who also fought evil, although she was based in San Francisco. The two of them have worked together multiple times, including an unofficial mission for her father to recover a submarine from the vampires that hijacked the ship. India and Paige frequently talk on the phone to each other about their respective missions and love lives (or lack thereof).
Early in the summer of 1994, India joined Paige and a group of Navy sailors (a SEAL, a corpsman, and a sonar operator) at the behest of her father to recover the U.S.S. California, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, that was hijacked by an Ensign who’d been turned into a vampire while on liberty and then returned to his ship and killed the officers and turned some of the crew.
Paige was able to orb the team onto the submarine, where they went up against the 30 vampires aboard. The vamps figured that they would just hide out in the sub for as long as they wanted, occasionally going out to dry land every now and then for food and company, and use the California’s weapons if attacked or provoked. India and the others had a different plan, and proceeded to retake the ship by force. After nearly two hours of fighting, the team had successfully retaken the ship (although a few of the vampires had shot themselves out of the torpedo tubes to escape) with only one casualty, SO1 Jason Thrace, the SEAL.
With the California recovered, India and Paige were both given commendations from the President himself, and the two Navy personnel (STS2 Ryan Granger and HM2 James Waddell) were given their choice of assignments, and the matter quickly became closed and any and all reports on the hijacking were classified and buried.
In 1995, India and Kit made their way to San Francisco on the trail of a pack of hellhounds, recruiting Paige to join them on the way. Working together, they were able to defeat the hellhounds and still make it back to Paige’s Senior Prom in time for the last dance (with a little bit of magic from Paige, India and Kit were properly attired). She was later invited to join Paige and her friends on their cross-country road trip during the summer of 1995 after their graduation from high school, but unfortunately she was forced to decline due to her “sacred duty”.
During the Avatar Incursion of 1996, India and Kit hightailed it back to San Francisco to assist Paige and the Matthews Coven. Unfortunately, they were both removed when they engaged the Avatars and their servants while Paige and Zankou (with some assistance from the Crone) concocted the Avatar Vanquishing Potion; they were later revived when the Avatars undid Utopia.
During the Underworld Civil War, India and Kit joined the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire. They later accompanied Paige down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source, where India – the Vampire Slayer – killed the most demons of all the non-demon members of the Coven. Although she incurred various injuries during the fight, India made a full recovery after a few weeks.
It is a well-known, poorly-kept secret that India and Kit are in love with each other. However, due to the age difference (she’s underage) and the Watcher-Slayer dynamic (such relationships were considered more than inappropriate by the current generation of the Watcher’s Council), the two have not acted on their feelings for each other.
Unfortunately, India was killed in action in San Diego in September of 1996. Paige and many members of her Coven went down to San Diego for the funeral service before India’s cremation.
Upon India’s death, Buffy Summers of Los Angeles, California, was Called as the next Vampire Slayer. In the future of Kyra’s vision, Buffy became the oldest living Vampire Slayer in history, the leader of the Scooby Gang, co-head of the renamed International Council of Slayers & Watchers, Class Protector of the Sunnydale High School Class of ’99, and saved the world…a lot.
As a Vampire Slayer, India has all the usual powers of such, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, durability, accelerated healing, the ability to sense supernatural activity, the collective memories of all past Slayers, precognitive dreams, and a natural proficiency with virtually all forms of weaponry and unarmed combat styles.
Dr. Christopher “Kit” Bothwell, Ph.D. Edit
Christopher Bothwell was a child prodigy who, thanks to his ties with the Watcher’s Council (he was 5th generation Council), earned his Ph.D. by the age of 18. In 1993, shortly after achieving his doctorate, Christopher was sent to Okinawa, Japan, where he was assigned to be the Watcher to India Cohen, the Vampire Slayer. Christopher, whom was affectionately nicknamed Kit by India, told her that she was a Vampire Slayer, and that is her duty to fight against the Things That Go Bump in the Night. In 1994, India moved to San Diego when her father was transferred, and Kit moved with her.
As an acquaintance of Paige Matthews, Kit has supplied her with various information, most of which has found its way into her Book of Shadows. During the Avatar Incursion of 1996, India and Kit hightailed it back to San Francisco to assist Paige and the Matthews Coven. Unfortunately, they were both removed when they engaged the Avatars and their servants while Paige and Zankou (with some assistance from the Crone) concocted the Avatar Vanquishing Potion; they were later revived when they undid Utopia.
During the Underworld Civil War, India and Kit joined the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire. They later accompanied Paige down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source, where Kit, similarly to Glen Belland, was armed with magical weapons and a protection amulet, kept an eye on his Slayer and catalogued the battle. He sustained a few minor wounds that he recovered from rather quickly.
It is a well-known, poorly-kept secret that India and Kit are in love with each other. However, due to the age difference (she’s underage) and the Watcher-Slayer dynamic (such relationships were considered more than inappropriate by the current generation of the Watcher’s Council), the two have not acted on their feelings for each other (however, they did share the last dance at Paige Matthews’s Senior Prom while they were in town).
Kit was devastated and heartbroken in September 1996, when India went out on a routine patrol and never came home. Like many Watchers before him, he quit the Council after her death.
Sara Spencer/Saraptora Edit
A ½ human, ½ demon in Paige’s class, Sara Spencer is the offspring of a real-life Romeo & Juliet tragedy and a close friend of the witch-whitelighter hybrid.
Back in 1975, Sara’s father, an avian demon named Falcyn, was sent to the mortal world to kill her mother, Jennifer Spencer, and her family, all of whom were demon hunters. Instead, Falcyn and Jenny, who was 17 at the time, fell in love and ran off together. As a result, Jenny was disowned from the Spencers and branded a traitor, while Falcyn was forced to run from his fellow demons for his failure to complete the contract. While running, Falcyn and Jenny eloped in Las Vegas and were declared married by an Elvis impersonator. On New Year’s Eve, 1977, Falcyn and Jenny had a daughter, who Jenny named Sara and Falcyn christened Saraptora.
In the fall of 1993, after nearly twenty years on the lam, Falcyn, Jenny, and Sara settled down in San Francisco, and Sara began attending classes at George Washington High School. It was there that she met Paige Matthews, another magical being–and a half-blood like her, as it so happened–and he two became fast friends, bonding over their magic.
In 1995, after graduating from high school, Sara joined Paige, Glen, and Deirdre on a cross-country road trip, before returning to San Francisco for college.
Sara was one of the members of the Matthews Coven that was not erased by the Avatars upon their implementation of Utopia, and she was among those who engaged the Avatars and their servants while Paige and Zankou (with some assistance from the Crone) concocted the Avatar Vanquishing Potion.
During the Underworld Civil War, Sara joined the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire. She later accompanied Paige down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source, along with her father, Falcyn, who gave his life to save his daughter during the melee.
Sara’s powers include energy balls, shimmering, and the ability to fly. She can also shapeshift into her demon form, a humanoid avian with wings under her arms, taloned hands and feet, feathered skin, golden eyes and a beak. She’s also been given training in martial arts, weapons, and more by John Smith in order to better defend herself.
Ava Nicolae Edit
The youngest member of the Nicolae Tribe of Gypsies, Ava Nicolae first met Paige Matthews when she was a senior in high school. Paige came to her defense when she was attacked by Cree, a gypsy hunter. Despite her life being in danger, Ava refused to practice her gypsy magic because of her mother’s death from cancer. Fortunately, Paige was able to get Ava to cooperate, and with the help of her fellow Shuvani, Ava was able to vanquish Cree once and for all. She and Paige subsequently became friends.
Ava’s goal is to become a doctor in order to help the sick and injured with medicine and science as opposed to magic.
During the Underworld Civil War, Ava joined the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire; however, she did not go down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source.
As a gypsy, Ava possessed the powers of spellcasting, potion brewing, scrying, mediumship, and divination. She’s also been given training in martial arts, weapons, and more by John Smith in order to better defend herself. She has also helped Paige improve her basic divination skills.
Emily Marshall Edit
Emily Marshall was just a normal girl growing up with a normal family in Burlingame, California. She had a father who was a lawyer, a stay-at-home mother, an older brother, and a family pet dog; she attended the local middle school, played basketball and Little League softball and was even considering trying out for the cheerleading squad, and liked nothing more than hanging out with her friends – the very picture of the American Dream. However, her life was irrevocably changed on her 13th birthday, when, along with the onset of puberty, her superpower kicked in.
Since the beginning of magic, certain mortals have been born with a very special ability: they are unaffected by and can negate the powers of magical beings. These mortals, called Nullifiers (or Nulls for short) by the magical community, are highly sought after by both Good and Evil in the hopes of using them against the other side. When Emily’s power kicked in, both Kyra and the Seer were alerted via their future sight.
Kyra informed the Matthews Coven of the activation of a Null, and Paige, who was on Spring Break her freshman year at San Francisco State, headed down to Burlingame to help Emily come to terms with her new destiny. As she arrived, she rescued Emily from a demonic bounty hunter who was hired by the Seer. When Emily was attacked a second time, her powers activated and enabled her to single-handedly vanquish Teltac, a newly-inducted member of the Brotherhood of the Thorn who was sent to take her down to the Underworld.
Although guilty and remorseful of taking a sentient life, Emily decided to join the Matthews Coven. She and Paige have become quite close, with Paige acting as a big sister to Emily. Emily was invited by John Smith to receive training in martial arts, weapons, and more, something that she has taken him up on in order to better defend herself.
Due to her young age, Paige did not ask Emily to join the other members of the Matthews Coven with protecting the mortals from the crossfire or accompany them down to the Underworld for the final battle between Zankou and the Source.
Seamus Fitzpatrick Edit
A leprechaun with a crush on Paige, the two met on St. Patrick’s Day 1994. With his help (and the help of his clan), Paige was able to defeat the reptile demon, Saleel, who was killing leprechauns to use their luck in a bid to rise up the ranks of the Underworld. Since then, Seamus has been one of Paige’s best confidants, and one of her closest friends.
Seamus is also an acquaintance of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and he used his connection to get Paige backstage concert tickets to their show on the young witch’s birthday.
Seamus was a casualty of the Avatars’ Utopia in 1996, but he was revived when the Avatars repaired the damage they’d caused. He assisted the Matthews Coven during the Underworld Civil War with protecting the mortals from the crossfire. He later imbued Paige and her friends with luck for the final battle between Zankou and the Source.
Like all leprechauns, Seamus has the ability to grant luck to mortals and supernatural beings, in addition to the powers of superspeed, conjuration, and rainbow traveling. He also wields a shillelagh, which he gave as a gift to Paige.
Sandra, the Elder Edit
A relatively young Elder, Sandra was born in Jamestown, Virginia during the 1600s, and worked as a barmaid during her teenage years. She was later taken as the wife of a wealthy tobacco farmer, and Sandra became a housewife and mother. Although her plantation had slaves working the fields, she and her husband treated them well, and even let the slaves’ children play and learn with their own. Upon her and her husband’s deaths, Sandra released all of the slaves on their plantation from their duties.
Due to her generosity in life (not only toward her slaves, but also to her fellow man and woman), Sandra was offered a position in the Whitelighter Corps after dying at the age of 44, which she accepted. She then spent the next 300 years guiding witches, future whitelighters, and other forces of good.
After the Great War (World War I), one of the Elders chose to retire and move on to the afterlife, and selected Sandra as his replacement. The Elder’s decision was uncommon, although not unprecedented, and Sandra became one of the youngest beings to serve on the Council of Elders. As such, Sandra was different from many of her colleagues, as she still had clear memories of Earth and its people, and she joined the voice of moderation led by Gideon, versus the more conservative Elders.
When the Elders learned that a 15-year-old girl was the illegitimate daughter of Sam Wilder, a former Whitelighter, and was being trained in the use of her magic by the Seer, They agreed to send Sandra to talk to her. Although the two had some small ideological differences–Paige felt that when it came to protecting people who needed help that sometimes, but not always, the ends justified the means; Sandra believed the Greater Good should always come before personal feelings–the two worked together quite well, and Paige’s passion and impulsiveness was tempered by Sandra’s wisdom and experience.
Sandra has been one of Paige’s most valuable allies, and has even become acquainted with various members of the Matthews Coven. When the Avatars implemented Utopia in 1996, Sandra and the other Elders were trapped in the Heavens; she was freed when the Avatars repaired the damage they’d caused and left.
When Zankou began his coup d’état against the Source, the Underworld was plunged into civil war. It was Sandra (and Odin) who ordered Paige to stay out of the war, lest they strip her – and her allies – of their powers. Not willing to risk directly disobeying the Elders, Paige instead decided to help Zankou indirectly, by supplying his side with safe harbor, supplies, and even spells, potions, and rituals, much to Sandra’s chagrin. Her orders were later disobeyed completely when Paige and the other magical members of the Matthews Coven went down to the Underworld to participate in what would be the final battle of the Underworld Civil War.
As an Elder, Sandra has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, invisibility, electrokinesis, and immortality.
Nurse Natalie Brand, NP Edit
A former Navy nurse, Natalie Brand served in World War II before becoming a Whitelighter. She quickly caught the eye of the Elders, as her penchant for level-headedness and emotional compartmentalism allowed her to become extremely efficient, and within 10 years, They soon gave her a choice of assignments. Her official cover on Earth is that of a nurse practitioner.
In 1993, Natalie had 50+ years’ experience as a whitelighter when the Elder Sandra assigned her to a new witch, Paige Matthews. The Elders had learned that Paige was the biological child of former whitelighter Sam Wilder and his charge, the late Patty Halliwell, and that she was being taught magic by a demonic Seer. Sandra assigned Natalie due to all of the qualities she possessed that made her a good Whitelighter. However, whitelighter and charge didn’t get along so well–Natalie was a stickler for rules and protocols, using logic and reason to fight her opponents, while Paige preferred to use her instincts and fly by the seat of her pants when fighting. In addition, Natalie was especially discouraging of mortals fighting demons and witches interfering in mortal affairs, and Paige believed wholeheartedly that if one had the power to do so, she or he was morally bound to help another if and when necessary.
Although Paige and Natalie could work together amicably (their track record speaks to that) and despite the mutual acknowledgment of the other’s opinions and the advantages and disadvantages of them, there were just too many differences between them and Natalie asked the Elders for reassignment.
During the Avatar Incursion of 1996, Natalie was on Earth when the Avatars created Utopia. Cut off from the Heavens, Natalie joined Paige’s cabal to help her stop it. Although very reluctant (nearly adamant, in fact) to work with demons and other assorted evil beings, Natalie was selected by Paige to protect her half-sisters, the future Charmed Ones, after their grandmother, Penny, had been removed by the Avatars.
Natalie thoroughly disapproved of Paige and the Matthews Cabal’s participation in the Underworld Civil War, and was shocked when the demons opened up diplomatic relations with Earth.
As a whitelighter, Natalie has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, and immortality.
Paracellus, the Elder Edit
The current Chairman of the Council of Elders, Paracellus was a soldier and a knight in life, during the Middle Ages in England. Unlike many of his fellow Elders, Paracellus was never a whitelighter; he received his powers from a dying Elder.
When a new Source was coroneted in approximately 1300AD, the Elders sent representatives to Earth to meet with the new leader of the Underworld and strike a deal to maintain the status quo. The Source, however, rejected the offer and attacked; the ensuing battle cost thousands of demons, mortals, and other magical beings their lives, including an Elder. With his death, the Elder transferred his powers to Paracellus, a medieval knight who was a participant in the fight.
Paracellus is a widower, who lost his wife to the Black Death. His two children, however, he was able to save with his powers, his last act as a mortal father before moving up to the Heavens.
Paracellus was appointed Chairman of the Council of Elders in 1955. It was he who issued the order to the Forces of Good to stay out of the Underworld Civil War, a directive disobeyed by Paige Matthews and the Matthews Coven. He also agreed to recognize the Underworld Consulate in San Francisco as a diplomatic mission – provided that the demons and other members of the consulate agreed to behave themselves accordingly.
Like all Elders, Paracellus has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, invisibility, electrokinesis, and immortality. He also retains his knighthood training, and is adept at swordsmanship and warfare.
Odin, the Elder Edit
A powerful, conservative Elder, Odin lived his mortal life in the time of the Vikings, and spent the next half-millennia as a whitelighter before being promoted to Elder after the instillation of the new Source of All Evil in the 1500s. He has been a mentor to many in the Whitelighter Corps, and a strong proponent of non-interference with the affairs of mortals, free will, and the Greater Good.
In 1993, when the Elders learned that a 15-year-old girl was the illegitimate daughter of Sam Wilder, a former Whitelighter, and was being trained in the use of her magic by the Seer, Odin was one of Paige’s harshest detractors. However, as time went on and Paige proved herself to be a valued member of the magical community, Odin’s position on her changed from scorn and apathy to being her most constructive critic.
In 1996, Odin (along with Sandra) ordered Paige and the Matthews Coven to stay out of the Underworld Civil War, and wasn’t happy that she found a loophole by supplying Zankou’s side with safe harbor, supplies, and even spells, potions, and rituals. He was later incensed when Paige and the other magical members of the Coven went down to the Underworld to participate in what would be the final battle of the Underworld Civil War. He was against the opening of the Underworld Consulate in San Francisco.
As an Elder, Odin has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, invisibility, electrokinesis, and immortality.
Gideon, the Elder Edit
In addition to his position on the Council of Elders, Gideon is also the Headmaster of Magic School. He’s one of the most knowledgeable beings, and takes great pride in running the foremost school for any and all magical beings.
Along with Sandra, Gideon is one of the few Elders who get along well with Paige Matthews and her cross-moral allies. However, unknown to Paige, Gideon has contingency plans in the event that the Matthews Coven crosses the line. He was one of the Elders who was against the opening of the Underworld Consulate in San Francisco.
As an Elder, Gideon has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, invisibility, electrokinesis, and immortality.
In the future of Kyra’s vision, Gideon was a staunch supporter of the Charmed Ones until the birth of Wyatt Halliwell, the Twice-Blessed Child in 2003. Fearing that the boy’s power would corrupt him (something that did happen in a possible future), Gideon tried to preemptively end the threat, and lost his life to Leo Wyatt, his former protégé and Wyatt’s father.
Robert D. “Bob” Cowan Edit
The boss of South Bay Social Services, Bob Cowan first met a 14-year-old Paige Matthews when she was sentenced to do community service for underage drinking at a party. They didn't socialize much, and after her service was up, the two went their separate ways. However, a year later, Paige called Bob to report a boy orphaned in a demonic attack (although she didn't tell him that). After getting the boy taken care of, Bob and Paige began meeting on a semi-regular basis, and he even offered the 16-year-old witch a part-time job at the office, which she accepted.
Bob has been happily married since 1981 with two children, a son, 10, and a daughter, 8. He is a religious man–a Christian who regularly attends church on Sundays and sings in the choir. He and his wife have had Paige over at their house for dinner on more than one occasion, and when she herself was orphaned in October 1994, Bob and Michelle offered her a place at their house until her 18th birthday in 10 months. Paige ultimately declined, and Bob wrote a letter of recommendation to and later testified before the California State Family Court in support of her emancipation.
Professor Scott Benson Edit
Paige’s political science professor at San Francisco State
Captain Jesse Reynolds, USCG Edit
Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Island, Capt. Jesse Reynolds had a general knowledge of magic before meeting Paige Matthews, a neophyte whitelighter-witch, in 1993. The two subsequently became friendly acquaintances.
In August of 1995, Captain Reynolds was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (one-star) and reassigned. He was replaced as Commander, CGI by Captain William “Bill” Warren.
Captain James Cohen, USN (Ret.) Edit
Father of India Cohen, the Vampire Slayer, and Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. George Washington (CVN-73) aircraft carrier.
In 1994, Capt. Cohen was transferred to the Pentagon to serve as a Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (partially due to his impeccable military record, partially due to the revelation that his daughter is the Vampire Slayer). In his position, he briefs the Joint Chiefs and other high-ranking military officers and politicians on supernatural matters concerning national and/or global security.
Early in the summer of 1994, the U.S.S. California, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, was hijacked by an Ensign who’d been turned into a vampire while on liberty and then returned to his ship and killed the officers and turned some of the crew. While certain elements of the Pentagon wanted to simply destroy the California and be done with it, Capt. Cohen was able to convince the President and the Chief of Naval Operations to give him a chance to recover the ship intact. To that end, he recruited his daughter, India, her friend, Paige Matthews, a witch-whitelighter hybrid, and three of his best sailors, Petty Officers Jason Thrace, a Navy SEAL, Ryan Granger, a sonarman, and James Waddell, a corpsman, to infiltrate and retake the ship.
The team was able to retake the ship (although a few of the vampires had shot themselves out of the torpedo tubes to escape) with only one casualty, SO1 Thrace, Paige and India were both given commendations from the President himself, and the two Navy personnel (STS2 Ryan Granger and HM2 James Waddell) were given their choice of assignments, and the matter quickly became closed and any and all reports on the hijacking were classified and buried.
Capt. Cohen was devastated and heartbroken in September 1996, when India went out on a routine patrol and never came home. Although he’d been offered a promotion to Rear Admiral, the Captain who had now lost his only child instead decided to retire from the Navy.
Capt. Cohen is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and more.
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Jason Thrace, USN (KIA, 1994) Edit
A Special Warfare Operator detached to the US Navy strike team assembled by Capt. James Cohen, Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thrace was unfortunately killed in action while retaking the U.S.S. California from a group of vampire submariners.
After the successful completion of the mission, SO1 Thrace was given a military funeral with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery and awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. He is survived by his wife and child.
Sonar Technician 2nd Class Ryan Granger, USN Edit
A Sonar Technician detached to the US Navy strike team assembled by Capt. James Cohen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Granger was able to retake the U.S.S. California from a group of vampire submariners.
After the successful completion of the mission, STS2 Granger was given his choice of assignments and the matter became closed, classified, and buried.
Corpsman 2nd Class James Waddell, USN Edit
A Corpsman detached to the US Navy strike team assembled by Capt. James Cohen, Petty Officer 2nd Class James Waddell was able to retake the U.S.S. California from a group of vampire submariners.
After the successful completion of the mission, HM2 Waddell was given his choice of assignments and the matter became closed, classified, and buried.
Inspector Michael “Mike” Abbott, SFPD Edit
A 10-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department, Inspector Mike Abbott is the police officer who, unfortunately for him, often winds up investigating crimes that have a magical connection. His partner is Jenny Ortega, and his weapon is a SIG-Sauer P226.
Insp. Abbott finally received definitive proof about magic when the Avatars implemented Utopia. Paige and the Matthews Coven recruited both Abbott and Ortega to assist them in stopping the Avatars. However, when the Avatars reversed Utopia, he lost the knowledge he’d obtained.
Inspector Jennifer “Jenny” Ortega, J.D., SFPD Edit
A brand new police inspector, Jenny Ortega is fresh out of law school and has been assigned to partner with Insp. Mike Abbott. She carries a SIG-Sauer P228 as her duty weapon.
Unknown to her partner, Jenny is actually an undercover Internal Affairs officer, assigned to find out why a veteran cop like Abbott is suddenly only closing cases with a dead body.
Insp. Ortega finally received definitive proof about magic when the Avatars implemented Utopia. Paige and the Matthews Coven recruited both Ortega and Abbott to assist them in stopping the Avatars. However, when the Avatars reversed Utopia, she lost the knowledge she’d obtained.
Officer Darryl Morris, SFPD Edit
A young patrol officer who often finds himself working for Insp. Mike Abbott and Jenny Ortega at crime scenes. He is partnered with Sgt. Mike Robertson, his training officer. He has a wife, Sheila, and two young children, Michael and Darryl, Jr.
In Kyra’s vision, Darryl is a SFPD Inspector (promoted to Lieutenant in 2003) and, after the death of his partner, Insp. Andy Trudeau, the Charmed Ones’ contact on the San Francisco PD.
Tempus, the Devil’s Sorcerer Edit
A demon whose specialty is time, Tempus was the first to notice a change in history when Kyra received her vision of the future. Without telling either the Source or the Seer (both beings he would tell under similar circumstances), Tempus directly confronted Kyra and her new protégé, Paige Matthews. Upon learning of his own untimely death in just a mere 8 years (in which he died rewinding time in order to prevent the exposure of magic), Tempus ultimately decided not to take any action against the psychic demon nor her new witch/whitelighter accomplice, provided they make no move against him at any time in the future. This action left Kyra and Paige indebted to the Devil’s Sorcerer, something Tempus guaranteed both of them he would collect at some point.
Some ten months later, a grief-stricken Paige appeared before Tempus, begging him to rewind time so she could save her mortal friend from being shot to death in a drive-by shooting. Tempus, who knew the full story of the incident thanks to his powers, sent Paige back in time to the beginning of the day as a means of teaching the 16-year-old witch a lesson in meddling in time. When the mortal, a mere boy of 17 years of age, convinced her that it wasn’t right of her to use magic to save his life because in fact he had stepped in the way of the bullet to save somebody else, Tempus manipulated the shooting to save the boy’s life himself. However, since Paige still needed to be taught a lesson, the bullet went all the way through the young man’s shoulder and into the chest of the person he was protecting, who subsequently died en route to the hospital.
Despite his position as one of the Source’s top advisors, Tempus remained neutral during the entirety of the Underworld Civil War, much to the Source’s chagrin. To show his disappointment in his senior advisor, the Source sent Shax, his personal assassin, to vanquish him; while Tempus was able to escape, along with Deirdre, Odan was not as fortunate. After Zankou successfully usurped the Source, Tempus swore loyalty to the new Source of All Evil.
An Upper-level demon, Tempus is the only non-celestial, non-neutral being in existence who can manipulate time on his own (others, such as the Elders or the Cleaners, can manipulate time, but only as a group). His other powers are flame teleportation, telekinesis, and fireballs. In addition, he is also an accomplished martial artist, specializing in a now-lost art taught to him as a young demon some 20 millennia ago. Two of Tempus’ closest servants are Odan, a Celerity demon who serves as his personal bodyguard and assassin (until he was vanquished during the Underworld Civil War by the Source’s personal assassin, Shax), and Deirdre Karadine, a Phoenix witch who is his apprentice and concubine.
Deirdre Karadine Edit
A Phoenix witch, Deirdre Karadine is an apprentice and concubine to Tempus, the Devil’s Sorcerer.
Deirdre was born in 1970 to Rita Karadine, a Phoenix witch, and a mid-level demon named Kolos. However, Kolos was not a part of her life, and she was raised by Rita alone. When Deirdre was 13 years old, Rita was hired to kill a good witch, who instead got the drop on her and vanquished her, leaving Deirdre essentially an orphan. Fortunately for her, Tempus took an interest in the barely-pubescent Phoenix and took her as his apprentice. Over the next few years, Deirdre made herself indispensable to her new master, and on her 16th birthday, Tempus brought her to her mother’s killer and she was able to exact her revenge; later that night, Deirdre joined the ranks of Tempus’ concubines.
In 1993, when Tempus allied with Paige Matthews and the Seer, Kyra, Deirdre struck up a friendship with the neophyte witch-whitelighter. Their friendship was strengthened in 1995, when, after graduating from high school, Paige and her friends invited Deirdre along on their cross-country road trip.
In 1996, when the Avatars implemented Utopia, Deirdre was one of the members of the Matthews Coven that survived the Avatars’ cleansing, and she was instrumental in aiding Paige and Zankou in stopping the Avatars and reversing Utopia.
Although Deirdre wanted to help her friends during the Underworld Civil War, her master commanded her to remain neutral. When the Source sent Shax to vanquish Tempus, both he and Deirdre were able to escape, but Odan, her master’s bodyguard and personal assassin, was not as fortunate.
Deirdre’s natural powers include shimmering and energy balls, along with the basic powers of a magical witch, such as spellcasting, potion brewing, and scrying. In addition, she has the ability to summon athames, including her personal power-stealing athame, given to her by her master, Tempus. With it, she has gained the power of her father, a mid-level demon (which allowed her energy balls to evolve into fire balls), and the witch who killed her mother, the power of intangibility.
Odan (vanquished, 1996) Edit
Tempus’s personal bodyguard/assassin, Odan is a Celerity demon. He is extremely loyal to his master, and does not hesitate nor question any of his orders. Due to Tempus’ training, Odan can even pass in the human world undetected.
In 1996, when the Avatars implemented Utopia, Odan was unable to prevent his master from being erased, and subsequently took his own life to make up for his dishonor; Odan was revived after the Avatars undid Utopia.
During the Underworld Civil War, Odan remained neutral under orders from his master. He was vanquished by Shax, the Source’s personal assassin, because of Tempus’s neutrality.
Odan’s powers include smoke teleportation, superhuman speed, superhuman strength, fireballs, immortality, and a high resistance to physical and magical attacks. He also has a set of bladed gloves that are sharp enough to decapitate a person with a single strike and have been enchanted to cut through most magical forcefields and protection amulets.
Zankou, the Source of All Evil Edit
Main article: Zankou (Seeing is Believing)
The Source of All Evil (vanquished, 1996) Edit
The most powerful single demon and ruler of the Underworld, the Source itself is a very ancient demonic being that moved into the body of each demon that held the position of the Source. It then gradually absorbed and integrated the powers and personality of each demon that held the position of the Source into itself.
The current Source has a tattooed face that was partially mutilated from battles with other demons when it seized power in approximately 1500 AD, from the previous Source who held the throne for about 200 years, by literally stabbing him in the back. Zankou, one of the half-faced Source’s greatest rivals, was the one who gouged out his eye and left a number of the Source’s facial scars. After taking power, the Source incarcerated Zankou and the Tall Man, banished the vampires, wizards, and the demons Kurzon and Hecate. His current advisors include the Seer, Tempus the Devil’s Sorcerer, the Oracle (who also serves as his bedmate when he so desires), and Shax, his personal assassin.
In early 1996, Zankou was released from suspended animation by Paige Matthews. After a few months of planning and preparation, he launched a coup d’état against the Source. However, the Seer was able to inform her master about the coup shortly before it began, resulting in what would become known as the Underworld Civil War.
The Source was appalled by lack of support he’d received during the Civil War, with many powerful demons, including Raynor and the other senior members of the Brotherhood of the Thorn and his own personal advisor, Tempus, pledged neutrality, and promised them a slow and painful death upon his victory. He did, however, manage to get a spy into Zankou’s ranks, and used that spy to drive his rival aboveground.
With Zankou out of the Underworld, the Source, along with the Seer and Shax, solidified his control of the Underworld. However, after a few weeks on Earth, Zankou returned to the Underworld to challenge the Source to a one-on-one battle to the death. Zankou emerged from the battle broken and bloody but victorious, with the Source dead at his feet.
The Source has many demonic powers, including but not limited to throwing fire and energy balls, flaming, pyrokinesis, shapeshifting, summoning demons and other evil beings on command, possession via astral projection, and mind control. In ddition, the Source is trained in martial arts, marksmanship, and numerous weapons.
In Kyra’s vision, the half-faced Source would be vanquished by the Charmed Ones in 2002, and his successor, Cole Turner (the half human that was formerly Belthazor, and also a distant relative through his mother) and his heir (the unborn son of Cole and Phoebe Halliwell) just a few months later.
The Seer (vanquished, 1996) Edit
The right-hand woman of the Source of All Evil, this Seer is the oldest-living and most powerful Seer in the Underworld. She has served multiple Sources over the centuries, and rose to prominence some 500 years ago when she assisted in the current Source in assassinating his predecessor and ascending to the throne.
The Seer previously served as Kyra’s mentor nearly a millennium ago, but became convinced that all Kyra was good for was spreading her legs to any whom so desired her, due to her lack of discipline and respect. This dismissal of her caused Kyra to embark on a crusade to be better than the Seer and, hopefully one day, prove it by killing her.
In 1993, Kyra had a vision of the future and began changing it by befriending Paige Matthews, the Charmed Ones’ half-sister. Angered at her former apprentice, the Seer became one of Paige’s worst enemies.
In 1996, the Seer foresaw Zankou, an old rival of the Source’s and recently released from suspended animation, launch a coup d’état against the Source. She was able to warn her master about the coup shortly before it began, resulting in what would become known as the Underworld Civil War. During the final battle, the Seer was vanquished by Kyra with a power-stealing athame – fulfilling a promise she’d made over 1,000 years ago.
As an Upper-level demon, the Seer possesses the power to Glisten (a form of teleportation), shapeshift, telekinesis, and throw fireballs, in addition to her visions of the past and future.
The personal assassin of the Source of All Evil.
Shax supported the Source during the Underworld Civil War, and was responsible for vanquishing several of Zankou’s underlings. He also vanquished Odan, Tempus’s personal bodyguard, in response to Tempus’s neutrality. After Zankou successfully usurped the Source, Shax swore loyalty to the new Source of All Evil, and continues to serve as one of the Underworld’s most vaunted hit men.
As an Upper-level demon, Shax had the powers of aerokineisis, superhuman strength, whirling (a form of teleportation via wind and air in a way that resembles tornadoes), sensing, reconstitution, high resistance, and immortality.
In Kyra’s vision, Shax would be vanquished by the Charmed Ones in 2001; however, before his death, Shax accomplished what no other demon in her vision had done: permanently kill a Charmed One. He was vanquished by the freshly reconstituted Charmed Ones (Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, and their newly-discovered half-sister, Paige Matthews), avenging Prue.
Water Demon (vanquished, 1993) Edit
A powerful demon created out of water, it resided in the lake at Camp Skylark. Patty Halliwell, a good witch whose children attended the summer camp, planned to vanquish the Water demon in 1978 with the help of her whitelighter/lover, Sam, so that the camp goers could be safe. Although Patty had a plan to vanquish it, Sam accidentally distracted her, which the Water demon capitalized on the opportunity and killed her. Devastated by the loss, Sam clipped his wings and became an alcoholic hermit, trying (not always successfully) to keep people out of the lake.
Fifteen years later, the Water demon was confronted by Sam again, this time, however, with his daughter, Paige. Together, Sam and Paige were able to vanquish the Water demon and avenge Patty’s death. Unknown to them, the Water demon’s death was observed by Patty’s oldest daughter, Prue, who had come up to the lake to think.
The Evil Enchantress Edit
Paige’s past life from the Dark Ages, the Evil Enchantress was everything Paige is–defiant, clever, independent–but without a conscience. Although she came to the Craft late, she learned to use it very quickly became one of the most powerful witches of the 12th century, vanquishing many demons.
Due to her independence and defiant nature as well as the fast pace in which she learned how to use magic, the Enchantress was corrupted by her magic and turned evil. In an attempt to usurp the throne of her homeland, she imprisoned the Prince’s intended bride, the Lady Julia, and cast a spell on the Prince to make him fall in love with her. Her plan was to become pregnant with the Prince’s heir, so that she may rule his kingdom forever. However, the Enchantress was stopped by a group of good witches and her powers were stripped, thereby cancelling the love spell, allowing the Prince to return to his true love and live happily ever after.
The Enchantress’s personal power was Elemental Conjuration–the ability to generate the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and lightning. She was also an excellent potions brewer and spellcaster.
The Prince Edit
A prince from the 12th century, he was set to marry his true love, the Lady Julia, when the Evil Enchantress cast a spell on him to make him fall in love with her. Her plan was to become pregnant with the Prince’s heir, so that she may rule his kingdom forever. However, the Enchantress was stopped by a group of good witches and her powers were stripped, thereby cancelling the love spell, allowing the Prince to return to his true love and live happily ever after.
Saleel (vanquished, 1994) Edit
A low-level reptile demon that went after leprechauns and their gold, Saleel was vanquished by Paige Matthews, who teamed up with the leprechaun Seamus Fitzpatrick to stop him.
Carlos Rodriguez, PI, Insp., SFPD (Ret.) Edit
A mid-level demon who has been integrated into the mortal world as Carlos Rodriguez, a San Francisco Police Inspector with Internal Affairs. His primary mission, given to him by his demonic masters, is to make sure that good police officers–especially those with the potential to become whitelighters–are either disgraced or dead. As an IA Inspector, it’s rather easy for him to manufacture evidence of corruption, bribery, incompetence, and other career-ending offenses appear like magic. In addition, Rodriguez regularly makes arrangements for “accidents” to happen to police officers and other mortals who either know about or suspect supernatural activity, usually in the form of vampire attacks.
Rodriguez first appeared on Paige Matthews and her allies’ radar when she met a 10-year-old boy at the South Bay Social Services center who claimed that his father was killed by another police officer. When she and Cole Turner began to investigate the possibility of a rogue cop, they stumbled upon Rodriguez, who had killed the boy’s father and framed a future whitelighter, one of the boy’s teachers, for the crime. Unfortunately for Paige and her Coven, Rodriguez had the backing of some very Upper-level demons, and the law firm of Wolfram & Hart made sure to put Rodriguez in the public spotlight, which prevented anybody from vanquishing the demon without the general public wondering what – or who – made a decorated IA Inspector disappear; the most they could do was (deliberately) sabotage the future whitelighter’s trial via a legal technicality, keeping the teacher out of prison, but leaving him with a tarnished reputation.
Since then, Paige and the Matthews Coven has been keeping an eye on Rodriguez, hoping to make good on her word that the boy’s father would be avenged and that the boy’s teacher would get his good name back.
In 1996, after the resolution of the Underworld Civil War, the new Source, Zankou, recalled Rodriguez to the Underworld. Zankou ordered Rodriguez to retire from the SFPD, ostensibly because his cover was blown; Rodriguez was subsequently hired as a private investigator for Wolfram & Hart, Attorneys at Law in Los Angeles, while another demon was sent to the SFPD to replace him.
As a mid-level demon, Rodriguez possesses the powers of shimmering and energy balls. He also one of the few demons who carries a firearm (in his case, an SFPD-issued SIG-Sauer P226), with which he is an excellent shot.
The Demon of Illusion Edit
A powerful, Upper-level demon, Sweet’s mere presence could cause the inhabitants of an area he visits to burst into song and dance, which would lead to some of the victims to spontaneously combust.
Sweet arrived in San Francisco in 1994, where he met and did battle with Paige Matthews, a witch-whitelighter hybrid who was performing in her high school play.
The Ice Cream Man (d. 1995) Edit
Timothy Roger “Tim” Worthington/Black Claw (KIA, 1995) Edit
A mortal who accidentally received magical powers via a blood transfusion, Tim Worthington began using his powers to help people as a superhero under the name “Black Claw”. However, they began taking their toll – the powers he’d received weren’t meant for mortals like him – and he began taking bigger and bigger risks, including the possibility of exposing magic to mortals.
He encountered Paige Matthews during her senior year of high school a month before her graduation. She tried to get Worthington to stop using his powers so openly. Unfortunately, she was unable to convince him, and she was contemplating using a power-stripping potion against him with or without his consent when he made the ultimate sacrifice to save a life.
Avatar Alpha Edit
Also known as the Avatar of Power, Alpha is the most powerful and visionary member of the Avatars, as well as their unofficial leader.
Like all Avatars, Alpha possesses the powers of Fading (a type of teleportation), Resurrection, Healing, Molecular Manipulation, Illusion Casting, Power Negation, Energy Waves, Sensing, and Reality Warping and Chronokinesis (with all of the other Avatars). Also, while immortal and virtually invincible as a collective, individual Avatars can be vanquished by an ancient Egyptian Potion – and very few vials of the potion still exist since it was made nearly 5,000 years ago.
The Crone Edit
A multi-millennia-old demonic seer and a contemporary of Tempus, the Crone represents and advises various Evil magical beings. She is methodical and ruthless, and one of the most powerful beings in the Underworld.
The Crone was one of the few fortunate upper-level demons to escape the wrath of the Avatars, and she was instrumental in aiding the Matthews Coven in getting them to reset the world after they implemented Utopia. It was the Crone who advised Paige to release Zankou, and it was with her help that Paige and Zankou were able to brew an Avatar vanquishing potion.
After Zankou was successful in his coup d’état, the Crone became one of his top advisors, to the point where he considered sending her to be his representative to the human world or even the Heavens before deciding that the best place for her was at his side.
As an Upper-level demon, the Crone possesses the power to Glisten (a form of teleportation), as well as the power of Molecular Dispersion, in addition to her visions of the past and future.
Cree, the Gypsy Hunter (vanquished, 1996) Edit
The son of Orin, Cree was a powerful gypsy hunter who was looking to eradicate the Shuvani, a group of Gypsy high priests and priestesses. In particular, Cree went after the Nicolae tribe as they were the ones who’d cursed his father with blindness so that he could no longer hunt gypsies.
In 1996, Cree went after Ava Nicolae, the youngest member of the Nicolae tribe, who was a senior in high school, but was thwarted by Paige Matthews, a whitelighter-witch. It was Paige who convinced Ava to stand alongside her tribesmen and vanquish Cree. With Cree’s death, Orin swore revenge on the Nicolae tribe and Paige.
A powerful, upper-level darklighter, Alec is a master seducer who has been impregnating mortals (usually future whitelighters) with his progeny for decades, spreading evil through procreation and disqualifying his lovers from becoming whitelighters.
He met his match, however, when he was assigned to seduce and impregnate Daisy Forman, a future whitelighter, in 1996. Seemingly against his nature, he fell in love with his target (and she with him); this love caused him to drop off the radar while his love and his nature warred within him. Prior to Daisy, Alec fathered 11 children in nearly 20 years.
Upon meeting Alec and Daisy, Paige Matthews agreed to live-and-let-live as long as the two were together and Alec was not out impregnating mortals or killing whitelighters.
As a darklighter, Alec possesses the basic powers of a darklighter, including black orbing and crossbow conjuring with whitelighter-killing arrows. In addition, he has his own active power: the Touch of Death, which causes the victim’s skin to welt and burst, incinerating on contact, and can be nonlethal if the user wants it to.
Daisy Forman Edit
A future whitelighter, Daisy Forman was targeted by Alec, an upper-level darklighter, in 1996 to be seduced and impregnated with his evil spawn. However, seemingly against his nature, he fell in love with his target (and she with him); this love caused him to drop off the radar while his love and his nature warred within him.
Katherine Henderson Edit
A young untrained witch from Sacramento, Katherine Henderson was 19 years old when she was found by the powerful upper-level demon Zankou. In his identity as Nicholas Ansari, a wealthy international banker, he began training her in the ways of magic and within two weeks, he had her almost totally dependent on him. Under Zankou’s tutelage, Katherine used her powers to kill her physically and sexually abusive stepfather and her mother, who knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it (her six-year-old half-sister wasn’t killed, but instead taken by Zankou to the Underworld orphanage). With the cold-blooded murder of her parents, Katherine shifted from witch to warlock.
Katherine fought bravely and brutally in the Underworld Civil War for her new master, defeating many other demons and warlocks who fought for the Source. When Zankou emerged victorious, Katherine was named his chief concubine.
As a witch, Katherine possesses the power of elemental conjuration and channels the power through her eyes, giving her the colloquially-named abilities of heat vision, ice vision, thunder vision, and hydro vision. After becoming a warlock, Katherine gained night vision, telescopic and microscopic vision, x-ray vision, and blinking (a method of teleportation). Since beginning her training with Zankou, Katherine has learned and is in the process of mastering martial arts, marksmanship and other weapons, and potions, poisons, and antidotes, as well as improving her various sexual acts.
Janor, Leader of the Grimlock Clan Edit
A powerful demon, Janor took over as leader of his Grimlock Clan after its former leader was vanquished during the Underworld Civil War. He has sworn his and his clan’s loyalty to Zankou, the new Source of All Evil. His younger brother, Kava, is his second-in-command, a position he is qualified for, but achieved through nepotism.
As a Grimlock, Janor possesses the power of aura choking, shimmering, sensing, superhuman strength, and the ability to steal other’s senses.
Potion Sorcerer Edit
A wise and renowned potion master who resides in the Underworld and offers his services to both Good and Evil. He has a reputation for being able to brew any potion, and has proven throughout the centuries to be able to back up his claim. In fact, he has even ventured to the mortal world in order to obtain a doctorate in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Science & Technology.
The Potion Sorcerer has occasionally taken apprentices over the centuries – Zankou, in particular, apprenticed under him nearly 1,000 years ago. Not long after his awakening in 1996, Zankou asked the Potion Sorcerer to evaluate Paige on her potion skills, testing both her knowledge and brewing abilities; she was deemed “adequate” for a young mortal that has only been practicing for three Earth years.
After Zankou successfully usurped the Source, he appointed the older demon the Special Advisor to the Source of All Evil for matters regarding potions, poisons, antidotes, alchemy, chemistry, and more.
Carlos Castillo Edit
The product of a non-magical demon’s “fun” with a human woman, Carlos Castillo was raised by his mother in poverty. While in junior high, Carlos began working for his neighbors and friends doing yard work and other general handyman-type things. After he graduated from high school, he decided to make his little one-man operation into a full-fledged business, and began recruiting other young teenagers to work for him around the neighborhood.
Now in his mid-20s, Carlos owns and operates Castillo’s Yard Services out of his home. A mostly cash business, Carlos will employ just about anyone, be they teenagers looking for extra pocket money, the unemployed who are down on their luck, illegal immigrants working to support their families, or even nonviolent nonhumans just trying to live a normal life above ground, providing they actually work.
Carlos became known to Paige Matthews and her Coven in the mid-1990s, when she met some of his nonhuman employees. Realizing that they were simply trying to earn a living, Paige entered into a live-and-let-live agreement with them. These days, Paige and Carlos are friendly acquaintances with mutual friends.
When he was a teenager, Carlos developed superpowers that he inherited from his biological father, including superhuman strength, speed, and stamina (comparable to a lower-level demon), as well as a limited healing factor. Also, in instances of extreme emotion (usually anger), Carlos’s eyes glow or flash red. He drives a Ford Ranger.
Charles “Charlie” Nickels Edit
A Tony Award-winning theater actor, Charlie Nickels grew up in San Francisco before moving to New York City in his teens. It was there that he became interested in theater, and upon graduating from NYU, went to work on Broadway.
By the mid-1990s, Charlie was looking to put together an entire theater troupe of non-humans. While attending his niece’s high school play in 1995, Charlie met Paige Matthews, a human-Whitelighter hybrid, and offered her a starring role in his first production. Unfortunately for Charlie, Paige declined, and he has been good-naturedly chasing her, both professionally and romantically, ever since.
A loving free-spirit, Charlie is both bisexual and an admitted xenophile.
Dr. Skyler, M.D., D.V.M., F.A.C.S. Edit
An Avian demon, Dr. Skyler was hatched and raised in a community of sentient animals and demons inside the Redwood Forest. He became one of the few demons to leave the Forest and venture out into Man’s world when he was accepted into Johns Hopkins Medical School to study medicine and become a doctor. He graduated from Hopkins with degrees in both xeno and veterinary medicine.
Dr. Skyler is one of the world’s leading doctors of xenology, and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He often consults with hospitals and other medical facilities and practitioners around the world on non-human medical cases, and frequently writes for medical journals around the world.
Dr. Skyler has been Paige Matthews’s primary physician since 1996.
Z Démon Edit
A 1,000-year-old incubus, Z Démon left the Underworld in the 1970s and moved to the mortal world. Now residing in the San Fernando Valley, Z began a pornographic company catering to the magical community called XMagic and by the mid-1990s, he is a multimillionaire. Relatively neutral in the Good versus Evil game, he’s no more evil than the average wealthy businessman who cuts corners where he can (and thanks to his attorneys, Wolfram & Hart, he can cut a lot of corners!). Like most demonic businessmen, a portion of his profits are funneled to the Underworld in order to provide monetary support for the Forces of Evil.
Z is an old “friend” of Kyra’s, and also knows Zankou. After she turned 18, Z propositioned Paige Matthews to star in one of his movies, an offer she vehemently declined. Upon learning that an alternate version of Paige from the future had come to 1996, Z offered a huge contract to shoot a scene with the two Paiges and his most handsome actor, which nearly got him vanquished.
As an incubus, Z possesses the power of pheromone manipulation, elasticity, and a specialty in tantric magic. He’s an extremely well-versed lover, and has more “conquests” than he can count. Like most demons, Z has a consort, Dominique, who acts as XMagic’s Director of Operations.
Dominique Démon Edit
The consort to Z Démon, Dominique, a Demonatrix demon, acts as XMagic’s Director of Operations.
Angelique Dupree Edit
An old friend of Cole Turner’s, Angelique is one of the few female darklighters.
Angelique assisted the Matthews Coven when the Avatars implemented Utopia, and she was among those who engaged the Avatars and their servants while Paige and Zankou (with some assistance from the Crone) concocted the Avatar Vanquishing Potion. Since the Underworld Civil War, Angelique has achieved a small measure of notoriety by becoming the girlfriend/consort of Talent, a senior darklighter and member of the new Source’s staff.
In her human appearance, Angelique is a beautiful woman in her early 30s, approximately 5’ 4”, with hazel eyes and blonde hair that has been observed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries as being shoulder-length to down to her waist. She often wears form-fitting clothing (usually dresses), and speaks with a slight hint of an exotic accent.
Angelique possesses the basic powers of a darklighter, including black orbing and crossbow conjuring with whitelighter-killing arrows. In addition, Angelique is a seductress in the same league as Kyra, and is a very convincing actress, capable of seamlessly shifting between a stereotypical blonde bimbo to the smartest person in the room to deadly assassin to high class escort, and more, all at the drop of a hat.
Julisana/Julie Barrett Edit
A Kieran Demon in the service of the Brotherhood of the Thorn, Julisana was recruited by the Brotherhood after reaching maturity, and sent to the mortal world as Julie Barrett to infiltrate and destroy from within.
In 1993, after the legendary Brotherhood member Belthazor joined the recently-established “Matthews Coven”, Julisana was sent by Raynor himself to test his loyalty to the Brotherhood. Posing as a paralegal in the District Attorney’s office, Julisana was quickly seduced by Cole and turned into his personal assistant in the office, his personal agent in the Brotherhood, and his personal concubine in the bedroom.
Thanks to Cole’s protection, Julisana survived the Underworld Civil War. Upon his appointment to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Cole took Julisana with him to continue serving as his personal assistant.
As a mid-level demon, Julisana possesses the powers of shimmering, superhuman strength, energy balls, and shapeshifting.
Assistant District Attorney Aaron Sykes, SFDA (vanquished, 1996) Edit
A ½ human, ½ demon, Sykes was born to a human woman who was killed shortly after giving birth, and raised by his father in the Underworld. He grew up hearing about the great Belthazor, who, like him, was ½ human and served as an assassin with the Brotherhood of the Thorn.
Sykes decided to follow in his footsteps in both the Underworld and the mortal one, by becoming a demonic assassin and a human lawyer. However, he was rejected by the Brotherhood, and he proved to not be as magically strong as Belthazor. He became relegated to the mortal world, working as an Associate for Wolfram & Hart’s legal division.
In 1993, however, Sykes’ life changed irrevocably. He was recruited personally by Raynor, the leader of the Brotherhood, to sit “second chair” to Belthazor/Cole Turner for both legal and demonic assistance after Cole had joined the “Matthews Coven”. Sykes relished the opportunity to work with his idol and endeavored to emulate him both in the courtroom and in the Underworld. However, Sykes didn’t possess the moral ambiguity that Cole does, and Cole has had to rein Sykes in more than once. Unfortunately, as Sykes has the backing of Raynor (and a rather public job as an Assistant District Attorney), Cole is unable to get rid of him.
Sykes’ time finally came to an end during the Underworld Civil War, when he was vanquished by Cole for attacking mortals aboveground.
Unlike Cole, Sykes is classed as a mid-level demon, whose powers include energy balls, superhuman strength, shimmering, and a high resistance to both physical and magical attacks; he is also an expert martial artist, bladesman, and marksman. He earned his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Leader of the Brotherhood of the Thorn, Raynor is a powerful Upper-level demon with nearly 1,500 years of life lived. He joined the Brotherhood as a young demon, and spent nearly 1,000 years as one of their best assassins. He became the Brotherhood’s leader in the year 1815, and he’s been a mentor to many of the Brotherhood’s recruits, including Belthazor.
Upon learning that Belthazor had joined the “Matthews Coven”, Raynor sent one of the Brotherhood’s mid-level demons, Julisana, to test his loyalty. Cole quickly turned Julisana (human name: Julie Barrett) into his personal asset, and made it clear to the Brotherhood that his affiliation with Paige would not impact his duties (as a member of the Brotherhood). Nonetheless, Raynor also sent him Sykes, another half-human, half-demon attorney, and arranged for him to sit “second chair” to Cole for both legal and demonic assistance.
During the Underworld Civil War, Raynor was one of the few demons to declare neutrality and vowed to pledge his allegiance to the surviving demon. With Zankou’s victory, Raynor swore allegiance to the new Source, as did the Brotherhood.
Raynor is a powerful upper-level demon with a human form whose powers include fireballs, superhuman strength, shimmering, telepathy, and a high resistance to both physical and magical attacks; he is also an expert martial artist, bladesman, and marksman.
Louis Sisko Edit
A student at Tulane University, Louis Sisko is a magical practitioner of Louisiana Voodoo. He first met Paige Matthews and some of her friends, Glen Belland, Sara Spencer, and Deirdre Karadine, when they were on their cross-country road trip. While in New Orleans, Paige and Louis engaged in a brief romantic fling.
After the completion of the road trip and return to San Francisco, Paige kept her promise to keep in contact with Louis.
Ryan John Benson, United States Secretary of Magic Edit
The United States Secretary of Magic (abbrev: SecMage), Ryan Benson is the leader of the magical community in the United States and the chief magical advisor to the President. A career politician, he began his career in the Department of Magic’s Improper Use of Magic Office and eventually worked his way up to the top.
Unlike his counterpart in Great Britain, Sec. Benson and his department are striving to keep up with their non-magical brethren and prepare for the 21st century. One of his goals as Secretary of Magic is to incorporate non-magical technology, medicine, education, and more into the magical world to improve their quality of life.
In 1996, Sec. Benson became aware of the Avatar Incursion that nearly destroyed the entire world, until they were stopped by Paige Matthews, an 18-year-old whitelighter-witch and her Coven of both Good and Evil magical beings. Feeling the need to thank her personally, he invited her to Washington where he presented her with the Department of Magic Commendation Medal, and offered her a job on his staff as the junior-most Personal Assistant to the Secretary of Magic. Paige declined, citing a desire to remain in San Francisco, despite his offer to facilitate her transfer to Georgetown University’s School of Magic. Nevertheless, he reminded her that there was more to the world than San Francisco, and that, should she change her mind after graduation (and providing he was still in office at the time), he’d be honored to have her on his staff.
After the Underworld Civil War, the new Source of All Evil, Zankou, decided to establish a diplomatic mission on Earth. Alongside the Secretary of State and with the backing of the President, Sec. Benson was instrumental in setting up the Underworld Consulate in San Francisco.
A wand wizard, Sec. Benson graduated from the Salem Institute of Magic in 1973 at the age of 18, and Georgetown University School of Magic with a degree in Wizarding Politics. Like all wizards, he possesses a wand through which he channels his magic. He is an able (albeit unremarkable) spellcaster and potion brewer, but his main talents lie in politics.
Erzsebet/Elizabeth Turner Edit
The demon mother of Cole Turner/Belthazor, Erzsebet is a direct descendent of one of the earliest Sources of All Evil.
Her younger brother, Beelzelor, is the newly-appointed Underworld Ambassador to the United States, and her older son, Baldasor, is an assassin for the Brotherhood of the Thorn.
Like her son, Erzsebet is a powerful upper-level demon whose powers include fireballs, superhuman strength, shimmering, and a high resistance to both physical and magical attacks. In her human form, she appears to be a well-aged woman in her 60s, with short-cropped silver hair, and usually dressed in expensive dresses or power suits.
Cole Turner’s half-brother, Baldasor is a pureblood demon and a member of the Brotherhood of the Thorn. However, his area of operations doesn’t usually coincide with his brother, or the Charmed Ones.
In 1995, Baldasor ran into Paige Matthews, a protégé of Cole’s, and her friends when they were on a cross-country road trip. Although they met when Paige interfered in one of Baldasor’s contracts, she nonetheless made up for it when she stopped his target from killing him.
Baldasor is a powerful upper-level demon with a human form whose powers include fireballs, superhuman strength, shimmering, and a high resistance to both physical and magical attacks; he is also an expert martial artist, bladesman, and marksman.
Ambassador Beelzelor Edit
Due to the changes in the magical world brought about over the past few years (in fact, ever since Paige Matthews became aware of her magical abilities and established the Matthews Coven), the new Source of All Evil made an unprecedented decision – he officially opened up diplomatic relations with Earth. With the opening of the Underworld Consulate in San Francisco, Zankou appointed Beelzelor, a senior member of the Brotherhood of the Thorn, and uncle of Cole Turner/Belthazor, to serve as Ambassador. A powerful demon in his mid-400s, Beelzelor was selected for the post by virtue of being one of the very few demons with enough political savvy and personal diplomacy to serve in that role.
As a young demon not far out of puberty, Amb. Beelzelor attempted to kill Melinda Warren, founder of the Warren-Halliwell family line and ancestor to the Charmed Ones, but was held off by Melinda’s superior skills and experience.
Amb. Beelzelor is an upper-level demon with a human form (which he often conducts his diplomatic meetings in), and has the powers of fireballs, flame teleportation, reconstitution, telekinesis and a high resistance to both physical and magical attacks; he is also an expert martial artist, bladesman, and marksman.
Penelope “Penny” Halliwell (née Johnson) Edit
Mother of Patty Halliwell, beloved “Grams” of Prue, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell, and Matriarch of the Halliwell line, Penny raised the girls single-handedly after their mother’s death at the hands of the Water demon.
A notorious hardass and man-hater, Penny has nevertheless been married four times and engaged another two in her life. It is speculated that, with the death of her first husband (Patty’s father), Penny tried and failed to recapture the love, passion, and kindness she and Allen Halliwell shared. With each broken relationship, Penny grew more and more bitter and cynical about men; by the ’90s, she believed them to be like utensils, something to be used and then thrown out.
During the Avatar Incursion at the beginning of 1996, Penny, as the protector of the Charmed Ones, was removed by the Avatars after she discovered something was wrong with the world. After the Matthews Coven forced the Avatars to undo Utopia, Penny was returned (still without any idea that her own long-lost granddaughter was behind it).
In 1996, Penny and her coven were tracking a mid-level demon who they found skulking around the darker streets of San Francisco. When they confronted him, the demon ran, leading the coven of witches on a chase throughout the city which ended when the demon made it to the newly-established Underworld Consulate. Penny attempted to follow him with the intent to vanquish, but was turned away by a group of demon and human security officers. After learning from the Elders that the consulate was legitimate, Penny was shocked and outraged that her country – her species – would even consider opening diplomatic relations with the Underworld and refused to recognize such a treaty. After her second attempt to infiltrate the consulate and vanquish her target, Penny was visited at her family manor by a member of the Magical Bureau of Investigation (the US Department of Magic’s law enforcement branch) and her long-lost granddaughter, Paige Matthews, the founder of the Matthews Coven, and was told in no uncertain terms that if she continued to eschew the diplomatic relations between Earth and the Underworld, she would be stripped of her powers. In addition, if she once again trespassed on Underworld soil, the guards would shoot her dead. With no other choice, Penny reluctantly agreed (although she had no intention of letting it go).
Penny’s personal power was telekinesis, and it grew so much throughout her life that that by the 1990s, she was able to pull an airplane out of the sky should she so desire. She was also a master potions-brewer and spellcaster, and had even built up a fearful reputation in the Underworld, leaving only the very brave, very foolish, and very stupid to directly attack her or her granddaughters.
Prudence “Prue”, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell, the Charmed Ones Edit
The Charmed Ones, and Paige’s older half-sisters.
In the summer of 1993, a 22-year-old Prue Halliwell, while at Camp Skylark to think, observed Paige and Sam Wilder vanquish the Water Demon and avenge their mother’s death. Although she told nobody and tried to convince herself it was all a bad dream, she could not shake the feeling that it was in fact real.
During the Avatar Incursion of 1996, Paige discovered that her biological grandmother had been removed by the Avatars, and that her half-sisters were vulnerable to both the Avatars and any demons who may know of them. Fortunately, she was able to Natalie Brand, her former Whitelighter, to secretly protect the sisters; upon the undoing of Utopia, Prue, Piper, and Phoebe returned to their normal lives none the wiser.
In the fall of 1996, Phoebe, who had put off going to college, got a job at a temp agency, which assigned her to work at City Hall. There, she met San Francisco County Supervisor (and her future self’s ex-husband) Cole Turner. Deeply attracted to the tall, dark, and handsome Supervisor, Phoebe and Cole began to date, which led to her meeting her unknown half-sister, Paige Matthews, a close personal friend of Cole’s. Despite not knowing of her familial relation to Paige, the two of them have nonetheless become friends.
Their powers, currently bound by their grandmother’s magic, are Telekinesis (Prue), Molecular Immobilization (Piper), and Premonition (Phoebe), the same powers as their ancestor and the founder of the Warren line of witches, Melinda Warren.
Professor Paige Matthews-Mitchell, Ph.D. (hon.) Edit
Paige’s future self from Kyra’s vision, Paige Matthews-Mitchell led a very different life than her younger counterpart, leaving them with different experiences, ideologies, and even personalities, although they are very similar at their core.
The future Paige from 2013 traveled through time and space and landed in 1996, where she met her younger self – who had previously traveled forward in time to 2009. From her younger self’s visit to the future, Paige knew the timelines were different…but she was unprepared for just how different their two worlds were (in addition to the recent coronation of Zankou as the Source of All Evil, of particular note to Paige was being propositioned by Z Démon, a demonic porn mogul, who invited her to do a scene with her younger self and his most handsome actor). With the help of her counterpart and her Coven of magical and mortal beings from both sides, Paige was able to return to her own time with a bit of an attitude adjustment.
Paige has been married to Henry Mitchell, a parole officer, since 2006. Together, they have three children: twins Tamora and Kat, and Henry Mitchell, Jr., who was adopted after his mother was killed by a darklighter. Along with her duties as a whitelighter and a Charmed One, Paige is the Professor of Advanced Magic at Magic School.
In recognition of her work as a teacher at Magic School and her mastery of the subject, Paige was awarded an honorary doctorate in Advanced Magic.
As the daughter of a witch and a Whitelighter, Paige is very powerful, despite being the youngest and last sister to discover her powers. In addition to the basic powers of a magical witch, such as spellcasting, potion brewing, and scrying, Paige possesses the powers of orbing, telekinetic orbing, sensing, cloaking, glamouring, and healing. As she grew in both age and experience, Paige’s power level increased, and with some training and hard work, Paige managed to learn how to manipulate her orbing to include deviation (the ability to deflect away or send back attacks in the direction they came from), remote orbing (the ability to teleport objects or people away without sending herself), and creating Orb Shields (a protective force field generated by orbs). Unlike the present-day Paige, the future Paige does not carry a weapon (although, as the husband of a police officer, she does know how to use one).