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Charmed is a 2018 reboot based off Constance M. Burge's series of the same name that ran from 1998-2006. There are numerous similarities and differences between both series which are listed here.

Characters

New Counterpart Original Counterpart Reboot Power Original Power Notes
Macy Vaughn Telekinesis
  • Telekinesis (Prue)
  • Telekinetic Orbing (Paige)
  • Macy is the half-sister and oldest of the sisters.
  • In the original, Prue was the oldest and possessed Telekinesis. Paige was the half-sister and the youngest of the sisters, who was half-Whitelighter and possessed a variation of telekinesis
  • Macy is a scientist while Prue was an antique specialist
Mel Vera Piper Halliwell Temporal Stasis Molecular Immobilization
  • Mel is a lesbian and outspoken which is opposite to Piper who was introverted and shy
  • Piper's freezing power could be contained within a room while Mel's seems able to affect objects outside as well
  • Piper's power came from her hands while Mel's seemed to come from her mind
  • Piper was most reluctant to embrace witchcraft; Mel was most excited.
Maggie Vera Phoebe Halliwell Telepathy Premonitions
  • Maggie is the only Vera sister with a different power than her original counterpart: While Phoebe could see the future, Maggie has telepathy, the ability to hear people's thoughts.
  • Phoebe was most excited to receive her powers, while Maggie was most reluctant.
Harry Greenwood Leo Wyatt
  • Telekinesis
  • De-Conjuration
  • Teleportation
  • Healing
Standard Whitelighter Abilities
  • Leo married middle sister Piper.
  • Harry doesn't hide his true identity from the sisters the way Leo did when they met for the first time.
  • Harry is British while Leo was American.
  • Harry and Leo don't teleport the same way. Leo uses orbs while Harry's is different altogether.
Marisol Vera Prophecy
  • Telekinesis (Penny)
  • Molecular Immobilization (Patty)
  • Marisol appears to be a combination of Penny (Grams) and Patty (Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige's mother)
  • In the original series, the girls' mother was already dead before the series aired.
  • In the original series, Phoebe had the power of Premonition.
Niko Hamada None None
  • Like Andy and Darryl, Niko is mortal.
  • Niko is the on-off girlfriend of Mel while Andy was the on-off boyfriend to Prue in the first season.
The Source of All Evil The Source of All Evil TBA
  • Telepathy
  • Telekinesis
  • Fireballs
  • Banishing

And many more

  • The Source was the main antagonist for the first four seasons of the original series
  • He was the reason Shax was sent to kill the Charmed Ones, but only managed to kill Prue, which resulted in Piper and Phoebe discovering Paige

Other

Subject Difference
The Charmed Ones
  • In the original, the Charmed Ones gain their powers through the reading of the Dominus Tritus spell. In the remake, the sisters' powers are unbound by their mother, Marisol Vera. The Vera/Vaughn Sisters each have a different father; while in the original, the original trio all shared the same father.
Whitelighters
  • In the original, whitelighters weren't meant to reveal themselves to their charges, unless it was necessary. In the remake, it appears whitelighters are allowed to reveal themselves to their charges when they meet.
  • In the original, whitelighters teleported by orbs. In the remake, they have a different teleportation power.
  • whitelighters in the original series didn't have telekinesis while the whitelighters in the remake do, or at least Harry does.
The Power of Three
  • In the original series, the Halliwells weren't given a choice of whether they become witches. The remake gives the assumption the Vera sisters do have a choice and have 48 hours to choose whether they take up their powers
The Elders
  • The Elders are senior witches. In the original series, Whitelighters had to work through the ranks to become Elders in their own right or they were chosen as Elders before they died as mortals.
  • Elders are people (witches) living among people on earth. In the original series, they lived in heaven.
  • In the original series, none of the Elders made any appearances until the fifth season, and they were originally referenced as they or them, before being known as the Elders until the third season.

Actor Tributes

Subject Note(s)
Brian
  • It's possible that Brian was named after Brian Krause, the actor who played Leo Wyatt in the original.
Marisol Vera
  • It's possible that Marisol was named after Marisol Nichols, the actress who played Chris Halliwell's fiancée in the original series episode, 'Chris-Crossed' during Season 6.

Character Tributes

Subject Note(s)
Harry Greenwood
  • It's possible that Harry was named after Henry Mitchell, the husband of Paige Matthews in the original series. The name 'Harry' is often a shortened version of 'Henry'.
Melinda Warren
  • There is an Easter Egg in the Vera Book of Shadows that stems back to Melinda Warren, the founder of the Warren/Halliwell witch bloodline from the original series. Currently, it's unknown as to whether Melinda in this new series is an ancestor to the Vera family.
Parker
  • Parker shares his name with Phoebe Halliwell's middle daughter, Parker from the original series and the comics.
Alastair Caine
  • Caine shares his first name with the Chameleon Demon also named Alastair in the original show.
  • However, the reboot's Alastair isn't a Chameleon Demon.

Spells and Potions

Spell or Potion Note(s)
Truth Serum
  • In the original show, the Halliwell sisters had a truth spell that wore off after 24 hours. In the reboot, the spell is replaced with a serum though it's unknown how long it lasts.

Episode Trivia

Episode Note(s)