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Witches are human beings who are born with the ability to perform magic. Witches are tasked with protecting innocents and fight and ultimately vanquish demons. For this task, they are granted magical guides and protectors called Whitelighters.

History

The exact origins of witchcraft are unknown.

Throughout history, witches became the target of persecution by townspeople in events known as witch hunts. These events might be the reason why modern witches have to practice their craft in secrecy and heavy efforts are taken to conceal the existence of magic and the supernatural from humans.

Powers and Abilities

Basic Powers

  • ​​​​​Spell Casting: The power to cast spells and perform rituals.
  • Potion Making: The power to brew and concoct potions, remedies and elixirs that have supernatural properties.
  • Divination: The power to gain insight through arcane tools.

Other Powers

  • Individual Powers: Most witches possess individual supernatural abilities that are varied depending on their own skill, lineage or level.

Weaknesses

  • Mortality: Despite their mystical attributes, witches are still human and share many of the same weaknesses as non-supernatural beings (e.g. age, decapitation, disease, heart-failure, suffocation, snapped neck, etc.). However, witches can get around this weakness through the use of magic.
  • Magic: Witches are still susceptible to the very magic they harness.
    • Power Binding: A witch's powers can be neutralized by binding spells, however, this can be reversed.
    • Magical Renouncing: A witch can renounce her/his powers and become human.

Window of Opportunity

A witch can decided to accept their fate as witches. If not the witch will reverse to human and loose all magical powers and memories related to magic.

Known Witches

Witch Description Status Power(s) Alignment
Melinda Warren Melinda Warren was an ancestor of the Vera Family Deceased Unknown Good
Marisol Vera 1
Marisol Vera
Marisol Vera was a witch and the mother of the Charmed Ones. She was a professor at Hilltowne University and a member of The Elders. She was killed by an unknown demon. Deceased Good
Charity
Charity Callaghan
Charity Callaghan is the CEO of a business investment company and a member of The Elders. Alive Good
Fiona Fiona was a former charge of Harry Greenwood. Deceased Unknown Good
Macy 1
Macy Vaughn
Macy Vaughn is a witch and also a Charmed One. Alive Good
Mel 1
Mel Vera
Mel Vera is a witch and also a Charmed One. Alive Good
Maggie 1
Maggie Vera
Maggie Vera is a witch and also a Charmed One. Alive Good

Trivia

  • In the original series, witches were both female and male. It's currently unknown if there are male witches in this version of Charmed.
  • It is presumed there are evil witches too in addition to good witches.

References