- "We fell in love, and you know what that's like. You think you can overcome anything."
- —Corinne about her relationship with Colin[src]
Corinne Van Den Pelt is a character of the non-canonical novel, The Queen's Curse. She was a resident of the enchanted kingdom Tarsina. She was forced to work in the royal castle as a maid by the Loyalists to seduce the crown prince, Colin, but subsequently fell in love with him herself.
Falling in Love
The Loyalists threatened Corinne's entire family to force her to seduce the throne prince to prevent him from marrying a magical being, which would enact the curse to kill all non-magical civilians in the kingdom. She started working as a servant inside the castle, and Colin fell for her overtime. She subsequently fell in love with the prince for real.
When he put duty before love and proposed to Paige Matthews, Corinne is ordered to kill her. However, she and Paige bonded over the upcoming days for the wedding, and Corinne finds herself disheartened to carry out this task.
Becoming a Princess
Her treachery is later discovered and she is taken to the dungeon until Prince Colin's birthday, which is the day the curse would enact. Paige sets out to question Corinne, and finds out her reason. Phoebe and Colin later help her escape. After Corinne's magical grandmother transferred her powers to Corinne, she married Colin, but it didn't stop the curse due to her not being an official magical being.
The Charmed Ones and the Tarsinians then pull their strengths together in one last attempt to break the curse once and for all. Corinne, her parents and some mortals help find artifacts of the old queen, but do not join in the chanting. Queen Ramona later attempts to break Colin and the king apart, which would disrupt the chant. Corinne blasts the queen away with her new power (signifying her true role in the matter) and the curse is successfully lifted.
Corinne is then crowned Princess of Tarsina, and now free to live happily ever after with her true love.
Powers and Abilities
Though she was initially an ordinary mortal, Corinne was granted supernatural powers by her grandmother, Misha, who was a magical witch.
- Basic Powers
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew potions.
- Scrying: The ability to locate a person or object.
- Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.
- Active Powers
- Photokinesis: The ability to manipulate light.
To End the Queen's Curse
- Pile up all of the Queen's items, light then on fire then form a circle and chant the spell:
- Curse of evil, born of fear,
no longer will you settle here.
We call upon our ancient power
in this ancient, bleakest hour.
Expel this evil, expel the night.
Bring us peace, bring the light.
Corinne Van Den Pelt has appeared in a total of 1 Charmed novel throughout the franchise.
|#01||"The Power of Three"||#16||"Shadow of the Sphinx"||#31||"Picture Perfect"|
|#02||"Kiss of Darkness"||#17||"Something Wiccan This Way Comes"||#32||"Demon Doppelgangers"|
|#03||"The Crimson Spell"||#18||"Mist and Stone"||#33||"Hurricane Hex"|
|#04||"Whispers from the Past"||#19||"Mirror Image"||#34||"As Puck Would Have It"|
|#05||"Voodoo Moon"||#20||"Between Worlds"||#35||"Sweet Talkin' Demon"|
|#06||"Haunted by Desire"||#21||"Truth and Consequences"||#36||"Light of the World"|
|#07||"The Gypsy Enchantment"||#22||"Luck Be a Lady"||#37||"House of Shards"|
|#08||"The Legacy of Merlin"||#23||"Inherit the Witch"||#38||"Phoebe Who?"|
|#09||"Soul of the Bride"||#24||"A Tale of Two Pipers"||#39||"High Spirits"|
|#10||"Beware What You Wish"||#25||"The Brewing Storm"||#40||"Leo Rising"|
|#11||"Charmed Again"||#26||"Survival of the Fittest"||#41||"Trickery Treat"|
|#12||"Spirit of the Wolf"||#27||"Pied Piper"||#42||"The War on Witches"|
|#13||"Garden of Evil"||#28||"Mystic Knoll"||#43||"Let Gorgons Be Gorgons"|
|#14||"Date with Death"||#29||"Changeling Places"|
|#15||"Dark Vengeance"||#30||"The Queen's Curse"|