Biographical information

February 2nd, 2003; Halliwell Manor

Physical description

Demonic Sorcerer



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The Underworld



Character information
Only appearance

The Day the Magic Died

Portrayed By

Richard Lynch

"We don't have much time. The longer magic is down, the harder it is to restore. My cell phone's on the back in case your sister changes her mind."
—Cronyn to the sisters.[src]

Cronyn was a Demonic Sorcerer who learned of an old prophecy from his mentor regarding the Twice-Blessed Child.


Two centuries ago, Cronyn was the apprentice to Merrill and learned of the Prophecy of the Twice-Blessed Child. As the prophecy was kept hidden, Cronyn was the only one who knew what was coming and planned to obtain the child.

In 2003, Cronyn observed the Aurora Borealis and knew the time was right. He sent his demonic minion Stanley to attack the Charmed Ones so they would learn magic was down. He later went to the manor to meet with them and wanted to organize a summit between the forces of good and evil. Phoebe and Piper agreed to meet with him, but did not trust him.

Cronyn later met the sisters with his mentor Merrill and Kane, top advisor to warlocks. However, he soon revealed the meeting was a trap and left while the sisters fought the forces of evil without magic. When they interrogated Merrill, they learned Cronyn was not after them, but after Piper's unborn baby.

Meanwhile, at the manor, Victor's new wife Doris revealed she was working with Cronyn all along when she stabbed him. The sorcerer arrived at the manor just as Piper went into labor. However, the sisters arrived before the baby was delivered and, with help from the magic of Unicorn's horn, vanquished him and Doris.

Powers and Abilities

Active Powers

  • Teleportation: The ability to instantly relocate from one location to another. Cronyn is assumed to possess a method of teleportation, as he was very displeased with having to take a taxi.

Other Powers

  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process. Cronyn mentioned he was an apprentice two centuries ago.


To Vanquish Evil with a Unicorn's Horn

Beast of legend, myth and lore,
Give my words the power to soar,
And kill this evil evermore


Cronyn appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.