What if someone just showed up...claiming to be your sister?
Mel about Macy Vaughn in Pilot

Melanie "Mel" Vera is one of the three protagonists of Charmed and the middle sister among the Charmed Ones. She is a passionate, outspoken lesbian activist. She is the middle daughter of Marisol Vera. Through her mother, Mel is the younger half-sister of Macy Vaughn and the older half-sister of Maggie Vera.


Mel, born as Melaine Vera was born the second daughter to Marisol Vera and an unknown father. She was born sometime after her older half-sister, Macy. Marisol bound her powers as she did with Macy and later with younger half-sister Maggie at birth.

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Powers and Abilities

Basic Powers

Active Powers

  • Molecular Immobilization: The ability to slow down molecules to the point that they freeze. This is Mel's primary ability as a witch.


Mel is a passionate, outspoken young woman. A firebrand social justice warrior, she is deeply feeling person and a self-proclaimed "feminist".


Mel Vera is a young woman in her early twenties.



  • Marisol Vera: Marisol was Mel's mother with whom she had a close relationship. When her mother died she was determined to find out why she died.
  • Maggie Vera: Maggie is Mel's younger sister and they appear to be close, however Mel believed that their mother was mudered and that caused some tension between their relationship.
  • Macy Vaughn: Macy is Mel's older maternal half-sister that she only met after their mother's death.


Nico Hamada: Mel's main love interest. They have an on-again-off-again relationship.


  • She is the middle sister, similar to Piper Halliwell.
  • She is based off Piper Halliwell from the original series.
  • In the original series, Piper was a shy and introverted chef; in the reboot, Mel is a social justice warrior lesbian.
  • A self-proclaimed lesbian feminist.
    • Mel is the first LGBT+ character to appear in the series.
  • Melonie Diaz who plays Mel is actually the eldest of the three actresses playing the Vera sisters, despite Mel being the middle sister.