|Born||August 2, 1977|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Powers and Abilities|
Paige Matthews is the daughter of Patty Halliwell and her Whitelighter Sam Wilder and the younger half-sister of Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell. Shortly after her oldest sister was killed by the demon Shax, Paige was discovered by her sisters and united with them to restore the Power of Three.
As a Charmed One, Paige possessed the power of Telekinetic Orbing, allowing her to teleport objects. She also possesses the Whitelighter powers of Orbing, Sensing and Partial Healing.
Paige was born out of a forbidden love between Patty Halliwell and her Whitelighter Sam. Afraid of what the Elders might do, the couple of Grams decided it was best to give the child up for adoption. Paige was then taken to a church and was later adopted by the Matthews family. Patty's only request was that the baby would be given a name that started with the letter P. Paige had a happy childhood, but became rebellious and difficult as a teenager. Her adoptive parents were killed in a car accident while Paige unknowingly orbed out of the car. Paige blamed hersel for treating her parents badly and adjusted her life. She got into the university of Berkeley by writing a powerful essay about her parents' death and later decided she wanted to become a social worker to help people.
As a young adult, Paige started to investigate her biologial parents and her investigation led her to the Halliwell sisters. However, she gave up on the idea when she discovered Patty had died decades earlier.
Shortly after the death of Prue Halliwell, Paige felt herself drawn to the funeral. When she shook hands with Phoebe, Phoebe had a premonition about Shax attacking her. Freaked out, Paige fled while her sisters discovered the truth about her existence. Paige then united with her sisters and vanquished Shax, though she was horrified by what had happened and ran away. Meanwhile, the Source of All Evil possessed her boyfriend Shane in an attempt to lure her to evil during the window of oppertunity. However, Paige eventually rejected him when he attacked her sisters.
The sisters than began to teach Paige about magic, though Piper had a difficult time accepting her. Her bitterness about Prue's death temporarily transformed her into a Fury until Leo and Paige calmed her down. Piper then realized she needed to give Paige a chance and learn to accept her.
Over the following weeks, Paige got used to magic and her sisters and eventually moved into the manor. During this time, Paige discovered about Cole's history and did not trust him, though her sisters convinced her he was good now.
The Charmed Ones later faced the Source of All Evil when The Seer predicted his death and he obtained a powerful force known as the Hollow. The sisters succeeded in vanquishing the Source by calling on the power of their ancestors, though unknown to all, the essence of the Source possessed Cole instead.
Cole as the Source
While the sisters believed the Source was vanquished, his essence merged with Cole. However, his love for Phoebe remained and together with the Seer, he began planning to lure Phoebe toward evil and conceiving an heir. Meanwhile, Paige grew suspicious of Cole again, but her sisters refused to believe her. Paige was temporarily infected with a demonic power when she saw Cole use magic and was nearly killed by him when she was turned into a vampire, though he spared her in order to spare Phoebe the pain of losing a sister.
Phoebe eventually discovered she was pregnant and learned the truth through the Seer when her unborn child manifested evil powers. At the same time, Piper and Paige teamed up with a Wizard to steal the Grimoire. However, the Wizard betrayed them and made a deal with Cole to extract the essence of the Source. Under manipulation of the Seer, Phoebe vanquished the Wizard and chose to rule the Underworld at his side out of love for Cole and their child.
As decreed by Cole as a request from Phoebe, demonkind was forbidden to attack the remaining Charmed Ones unless provoked. Even though the Power of Three was destroyed, Paige found it difficult to give up magic after having only discovered it. However, the Elders offered her a chance to keep exploring magic by guiding charges as a Whitelighter, which she accepted.
Powers and Abilities
- Spell Casting, the ability to write and cast spells and perfom rituals.
- Potion Making, the ability to brew potions.
- Scrying, the ability to magically locate beings through a scrying crystal.
- Orbing, the ability to teleport from one location to another through the use of orbs. Paige had unknowingly possessed this power her entire life, though she lacked control over it. After a few weeks as a witch, she learned to orb herself and later became able to orb others with her as well.
- Telekinetic Orbing, the ability to teleport or move objects through the use of orbs. This power is a combination of Telekinesis and Orbing, which she gained due to being a Whitelighter-Witch. Paige needs to call out an object in order to orb it. She also learned to deviate magical attacks by orbing them back at her enemies.
- Partial Healing, as a Whitelighter-Witch, Paige does not have full access to the power of Healing, but can access it when combining her power with Leo. She was also able to help him heal Cole, something which Leo could not do alone since he was a half-demon at the time.
- Sensing, the ability to sense the location of other beings. As a Whitelighter-Witch, Paige is not only able to sense her loved ones, but is also able to sense the presence of evil to a limited extent.
- High Resistance, the ability to be more resistant to injuries and magical powers. Phoebe possesses this power due to being an upper-level witch.
Social Worker Assistant: After college, Paige got a job as the South Bay Social Services. She wanted to become a full social worker, but instead got a job as an assistant. She has since then been pushing her boss for a promotion.
Glen: Glen is Paige's best friend and her high school sweetheart. As adults, they maintained a friends with benefits type relationship whenever Glen was back home from one of his many travels.
Shane: Shane was Paige's short-term boyfriend during the time she met her sisters. They had only been dating a short time and they broke up after Shane was temporarily possessed by the Source of All Evil.
Finn: Finn was a Golem created by an evil demon to lure young women to his house to become a part of his collection. He and paige were attracted to each other and later kissed. He sacrificed himself to help save Paige and her sisters.