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Agnes (1870's-1904) was the daughter of James Bowen and Iris Sauls. She had two, possibly three siblings, Philippa and Gregory Bowen, and a third whose name is smudged out on the family tree. With Gordon Russell, she is assumed to be the mother of P. Russell. She died in 1904 from injuries sustained during a battle with the warlock Timothy. The novel describes her as having small blue eyes and silver hair in chapter ten.
On page 160 Agnes says she protected Timothy from "[her] sisters' spells," and on the next page she says "I was trying to locate a sister, scrying with my mirror…" instead of saying my sister implying that she had more than one sister.
During the turn of the century (1904 according to chapter 8 of the novel Mirror Image) Agnes and her family became aware of a warlock who was killing Innocents and witches in San Fransico. When they narrowed it down to one suspect, Timothy McBride, Agnes said that their suspect could not be the right person. She claimed that Timothy was her long-lost brother, and she protected him from the rest of the family as long as she could.
Finally, after alienating the whole family and creating hard feelings that still have not fully passed, Agnes realized her mistake. When Timothy happened to pass by the mirror, she saw what he really was in the reflection despite his pleasant and beautiful appearance). Timothy had tricked her into thinking he was an estranged brother. Agnes told the family about her mistake, but still refused to tell them where Timothy was hidden. She then went up against the warlock by herself. However, by then, Timothy had become dangerously powerful by draining the powers of his victims. Agnes finally won the battle, even though the injuries she took eventually killed her too. After she vanquished the warlock, the killings stopped.
When Leo went to speak to her in The Beyond (per Phoebe's request in the novel Mirror Image) he said he had heard hard core sailors swear less than she did. Her family described her as generally contrary and having a bad temper in chapter eight of the novel Mirror Image. Paige finds a trunk that used to belong to Agnes in the attic. Inside were clothes, some old magical tools, and a hand mirror.
The fall-out between Agnes and her siblings could have helped to cause the rift between the 1920's cousins. If their parents fought, it is likely the cousins inherited the prejudice and attitudes of their families.
Powers and Abilities
- Basic Powers
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals
- Potion Making: The ability brew potions.
- Scrying: The ability to locate a being or object with a crystal and a map.
- Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.
- Active Powers
- Other Powers
- High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to attack powers.
Agnes appeared in a total of 1 non-canonical novel throughout the course of the series.
- ↑ Her surname is either Halliwell or Bowen, though due to conflicting information, it has been left blank.
- ↑ It can be assumed, based on a statement in the novel, that she possessed the power of Catoptromancy, or a form of Divination using mirrors. This is indirectly supported by the fact that her assumed daughter P. Russell possessed all the different powers of Divination.