Protecting neophyte witches
Familiars are enchanted creatures who follow and guide new witches to protect them while they learn the craft. After their work is done, they run away to their next charge. Familiars are naturally attuned to the seasons and phases of the moon and can be helpful in teaching the young witch a heightened awareness of his or her environment.
As seen with Tuatha, even evil witches have familiars; guiding them down the path of evil. Certain familiars can become human as a reward for their faithful service so they can guide and train other familiars as well like Katrina.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Sensing: The ability to sense the location or presence of other beings. Kit possessed the power to sense evil and could identify demons and other evil beings, as well as being able to see ghosts and astral beings.
- Agility: The ability to possess magically enhanced agility. In human form, Kit possessed enhanced agility as well as razor sharp nails. It is unknown if all familiars possess agility, or if this is exclusive to cats.
- (Book of Shadows text:)
- Familiars are enchanted
- creatures who follow and
- guide new witches to protect
- them while they learn the
- Craft. While they are often
- cats, other animals, like
- dogs, rabbits, horses and
- snakes can be familiars as
- well. Familiars are naturally
- attuned to the seasons
- and phases of the moon and
- can be helpful in teaching
- the young witch a
- heightened awareness
- of her environment.
When a familiar betrays its witch, it becomes a warlock and the first thing it does is kill its former charge to obtain her or his powers. To become a permanent warlock, it must shed all of its lives before the next full moon. If it succeeds, the warlock becomes immortal. But if it fails, it becomes a familiar again for all eternity. In a cat's case, it needs to shed all nine lives before it can become immortal.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Rasputin was possibly Grams' familiar.
- Kit was possibly Serena Fredrick's familiar.
- When Kit transformed into a woman, she said that she had moved on when she had fulfilled her purpose with that particular charge.
Familiars have appeared in several episodes throughout the course of the series.
- Season 1
- Complete Season - Kit
- Season 5
- Cat House - Kit
- ↑ At least Cat Familiars, possibly others.