Piper Halliwell
Biographical Information
Full Name

Piper Halliwell

Born June 7th, 1973

Charmed One

Physical Information
Species Witch
Gender Female
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Skin Color White
Familial Information
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Patricia Halliwell
  • Victor Bennett
Powers and Abilities
Basic Powers
Active Powers
Other Powers
  • Banker (formerly)
  • Restaurant Manager (formerly)
  • Club Owner
  • Halliwell Manor

Piper Halliwell is the second daughter of Patricia Halliwell and Victor Bennett. She is the younger sister of Prue and the older sister of Phoebe Halliwell and Paige Matthews. Piper is married to Leo Wyatt, her Whitelighter.

As a Charmed One, Piper gained the power to seemingly stop time, though this was later revealed to be Molecular Immobilization when her powers were revealed to revolve around molecules instead. She later developed the power of Molecular Combustion.


Early Life

Piper grew up as the middle sister and was always caught between her sisters, trying to mediate fights and keep everyone happy. From a very young age, Piper was interested in cooking and often helped her grandmother in the kitchen. Piper had some insecurity issues starting as a child, because Prue was always the best at everything and Phoebe was always liked because she was the youngest. Piper was unpopular in high school and her insecurities grew during that time, to the point where Prue once finished a speech Piper was meant to give.

After college, Piper started working at a bank despite not liking the job. She was also concerned for Grams's health and was the only one who kept contact with Phoebe when she moved to New York. When Grams fell ill, Piper met Jeremy at the hospital and fell in love with him. Jeremy later proposed.

Charmed Life

When Piper became a witch, she gained the power of Molecular Immobilization. She then found her her fiance was actually a warlock and she and her sisters had to vanquish him. Piper was at frist afraid of being a witch and feared she might be evil. Meanwhile she started working as a manager at a restaurant called Quake. During this time, Piper started dating the handyman Leo Wyatt, though she was unaware of the fact that he was a Whitelighter. She discovered the truth when a Darklighter tried to kill him, at which point she swapped powers to heal him and realized she loved him. But Leo then had to leave.

Piper started dating her new neighbour Dan Gordon while quitting her job at the restaurant and opening a club called P3. When Leo returned, Piper found herself stuck between two guys in a love triangle and couldn't choose. However, she ultimately realized that Leo was the one and she broke up with Dan. Piper and Leo did their best to keep their relationship hidden, but the Elders took Leo when they tried to get married. The Elders later returned Leo to her and allowed the couple to get married.

After nearly three years as a witch, Piper manifested the uncontrollable power of Molecular Combustion, which she could use to blow up demons and objects. After magic was exposed, she and Prue were severely injured after time was reset while Phoebe was trapped in the Underworld.

Charmed Again

When the Source ordered his demons to kill them, Phoebe and Leo were able to escape the Underworld and found Prue and Piper in the manor. Leo chose to heal Piper first, though it was already too late for Prue. The night before the funeral, Piper cast a spell in a desperate attempt get her sister back, though it acutally led Paige Matthews to the funeral. Phoebe then had a premonition about Shax attacking her and the sisters eventually learned Paige was their half-sister, destined to restore the Power of Three.

The sisters ultimately united with Paige and managed to vanquish Shax, thus avenging Prue and restoring the Power of Three. However, Piper greatly struggled to move on and accept Paige. Her bitterness 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.

Piper was later kidnapped by the Source of All Evil and placed in an illusionary world to manipulate her into giving up her powers. However, her sisters eventually managed to enter her mind as well and save her with help from Leo.

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, but Piper refused to believe her. However, Piper later began to doubt Cole herself. 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.

Moving On

As decreed by Cole as a request from Phoebe, demonkind was forbidden to attack the remaining Charmed Ones unless provoked. With the Power of Three destroyed, Piper had no choice but to let go of her destiny. After a period of pain and depression over losing her sister, Piper was able to move on after discovering she was pregnant.

Powers and Abilities

  • Piper blowing up a door
  • Piper freezing bullets
  • Piper brewing a vanquishing potion

Basic Powers

  • 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.

Active Powers

  • Molecular Immobilization, the ability to slow down molecules to the point where they stop moving completely. Objects and beings under effect of this power appear to be "frozen" in time, hence this power is often referred to as "freezing". Piper can selectively freeze and unfreeze certain area's, individuals powers and objects. Over the years, her range and control have dramatically increased.
  • Molecular Combustion, the ability to speed up molecules to the point that they combust, often resulting in a fiery explosion. This power can be used on both objects and living beings and can be used to vanquish beings. This power is often referred to as "blasting" or "blowing up". Piper initially struggled to control this power, but later managed to master it.

Other Powers

  • High Resistance, the ability to be more resistant to injuries and magical powers. Piper possesses this power due to being an upper-level witch.

Professional Life

Banker: Piper worked as a banker after college, though she didn't like her job and ultimately quit to pursue her real passion, becoming a chef at a restaurant.

Quake: Piper applied for a position as chef in the restaurant Quake. However, when the manager at that time decided to leave, Piper was hired as manager instead. About a year later, Piper quit when she wasn't happy.

P3: Despite her dream of owning a restaurant, Piper decided to open a nightclub and called it P3 after her sisters and herself. despite a rocky start, the club became a huge success.

Romantic Life

  • Leo, the angel
  • Dan, the neighbour
Leo Wyatt: Piper met Leo when he posed as a handyman, though he was secretly her Whitelighter. She ultimately found out the truth and the two realized their relationship was forbidden, so Leo left. However, Leo returned to be with Piper, who was with Dan at the time, and even became mortal for a while. Piper later realized he was the one and broke up with Dan. The two continued their relationship in secret and tried to get married, but Leo was taken away by the Elders. Leo was later returned when Piper refused to protect innocents and the two were allowed to get married.

Jeremy Burns: Jeremy was Piper's fiancee, whom she had met in the hospital when her grandmother fell ill. The relationship soon grew serious and Jeremy proposed. However, it was later revealed that Jeremy was a warlock who had been waiting for the sisters to receive their powers to steal them. He was vanquished by the Power of Three.

Dan Gordon: Dan was the sisters' neighbour who moved in in their second year as a witch. Piper soon fell for this charms while trying to get over Leo. However, when Leo returned, Piper became conflicted as she loved both men. Piper ultimately broke up with Dan when she realized that Leo had always been 'the one'. Dan never found out Piper was a witch, except for one instance where his memory was later erased by a Genie.

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