|“||You're the heart of this family, Piper.||”|
Piper Halliwell is the oldest Charmed One after the death of her older sister, Prue. She is the wife of Leo Wyatt and the mother of their three children: Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda Halliwell. After the death of Prue, Piper is considered to be the most powerful of the three sisters. Her powers work through the manipulation of molecules: slowing them down to the point where things freeze, and speeding them up to either induce heat or cause explosions.
Piper was born on August 7th, 1993 to Patty Halliwell and Victor Bennett. She was born with the Wiccan power of Molecular Immobilization. On March 24th, 1995, she was visited by her future self who, along with the future selves of her sisters, tried to unbind the bond that her mother had made with the warlock Nicholas. Against her will, she had promised him the powers of her daughters and had granted him immunity from those powers by blessing his ring.
Sometime during November 1995, Piper and her older sister Prue Halliwell welcomed their little sister Phoebe Halliwell into the world. After her birth, their grandmother, Penny, bound their powers in order to keep them safe from Nicholas. To ensure their safety and a normal childhood, Penny erased all magic-related memories, causing them to forget about magic and their abilities.
In her teen years, Piper didn't quite know where she fit in; according to Prue she was like Jan Brady. Piper also felt she was ordinary compared to her sisters, Prue and Phoebe. However, Grams reassured Piper that she was special, that she was kind and caring, and the best little helper Grams had.
Piper eventually graduated from Baker High School in 2012, but didn't yet have the courage to go away to school and stayed home throughout her college career. Eventually, she graduated and became an accountant at a bank even though it was her desire to become a chef.
Powers and Abilities
- Spell Casting: The power to cast spells; a "spell" being the word used to signify the means employed to carry out a magical action.
- Potion Brewing: The power to brew and concoct potions, remedies and elixirs that have supernatural properties. Due to her cookery skills, Piper is well known for her potion making talent, once being dubbed "the potions master" by Phoebe. One of her potions knocked Cole and Phoebe off their feet when she threw it at them, her sleeping potion completely knocked out both Phoebe and Prue, while another potion of hers immobilized Paige and Leo by encapsulating their feet. She also knew that there was no such thing as a "courage potion".
- Channeling: The power to invoke extra forms of energy by focusing on external forces. A witch can only ever channel so much power. Going beyond that limit risks the witch disintegrating from the inside out.
Piper's body has a biokinetic charge which can expand, surrounding her body. It protects her from internal injuries and resists mental probes.
- Molecular Immobilization:
- Molecular Combustion:
- Molecular Acceleration:
Guardian of Pandora's Box Powers
- Biokinetic Energy Projection: Piper can shoot a blast of kinetic energy from her hand(s), hitting a target with great force. Piper can project a maximum concussive force of at least 350 pounds per square inch. Piper can also form kinetic barriers, and these shields safely deflect small objects traveling at rapid velocities. This affords protection from bullets and other dangerous projectiles, but the shielding afforded by kinetic barriers does not protect against extremes of temperature, toxins, or radiation.
- Key to Pandora's Box: The Guardians serve as living keys to Pandora's Box, and are capable of bypassing the mystical shields which protect it and can open it. They are able to call all the sorrows back into the box if they have been released.
- Magical Senses: Piper's senses are innately honed to a state of heightened awareness, making her more perceptively aware of the world around her than ordinary humans, particularly in regards to magic. Her mystic vision enables her to see through magical illusions and disguises; detect cases of demonic or mystic possession; see demonic or mystical energy auras at a distance; detect and identify all forms of mystic energy near her; and perceive supernatural creatures who are otherwise normally invisible to the naked human eye (e.g. reapers, faeries, and ghosts).
- The Power of Three: The bond and connection between Piper and her sisters, known as the Charmed Ones, who are said to be the most powerful trio of witches. Piper and her sisters use their powers to protect innocent lives and vanquish demons, often invoking their joint "Power of Three" to defeat their enemies. Evidently, there are certain spells that require the Power of Three and cannot be cast by even the most powerful witches, like Penny Halliwell.
- Telepathic Link: Piper shares a psychic link with her sisters, which makes communication with each other easier and practically untraceable. Piper and her sisters can even cast spells invoking the Power of Three mentally, without the need to vocally recite their spells.
- Immunity: As an upper-level witch, Piper is inherently immune to certain magical abilities (e.g. vampiric compulsion). As a Guardian of Pandora's Box, she is also immune to the sorrows of the box if they are released.
- Cullinary Skills: Piper is proven to be a skilled chef, a talent which lends itself to her potion-making.
- Combat Skills: While Piper has shown some gymnastic and athletic ability, unlike her sisters Phoebe and Prue, Piper has never pursued martial arts and is not particularly adept at physical combat. She was able to hold her own in a fight against Katya with a sai as her weapon, though she was ultimately defeated.