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Glamour
Glamouring
Power Information
Effects

Changes the appearance of one person into that of another

Trigger

Snap fingers / Hand gesture

Alignment

Neutral

Category

Supportive Power

Image Gallery

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Phoebe: "Hey, I have an idea."
Paige: "What?"
Phoebe: "Be me. You can glamour. You've done it before."
Phoebe and Paige talking about Glamouring.[src]

Glamouring is the ability to change one's appearance to look like another person, though it can also be used to change a person's age or clothing. It can be an independent power or accessed with a spell.

When activated, the glamour is typically cast by surrounding the person in whitelighter or wiccan orbs. However, other beings such as warlocks simply morph their appearance without additional effect.

In the Book of Shadows, there is a specific spell To Change One's Appearance. The spell was used to change the appearance of Elise Rothman back into the way she looked when she was attacked by Cal Greene.[1]

ExamplesEdit

Anton Reveals Himself
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Glamour

AntonEdit

In order to trick the cousins of his lover P. Russell, the warlock Anton glamouring into Baxter's former lover. As Russell attacked Bowen, Aton broke the glamour and revealed himself to Baxter.[2]

Spirit KillerEdit

In 2000, a Darklighter known as a Spirit Killer was seen using this ability to change his clothes to prevent the possibility of getting exposed, rather than completely changing his appearance.[3]

Paige MatthewsEdit

Paige first used this power 2003 to trick her friend Glen Belland into marrying her due to a hex. She abducted his fiancée Jessica and took her appearance.[4] In the following years, she continued using this power.

Leo WyattEdit

Leo Wyatt used this power to help train the sisters to face Belthazor. Glamoured into the demon, Leo attacked the sisters to practice their strategy.[5] He used it several times after this, most notably to approach Gideon glamouring as Barbas.[6]

The Charmed OnesEdit

After faking their deaths in the battle against Zankou, the sisters used a spell to glamour themselves and Leo in order to live demon-free lives.[7] They continued using different glamours over the next couple of months, until finally casting a spell to settle on new identities.[8]

List of Beings who use(d) GlamouringEdit

Original power Through spell, potion, power, stealing, etc.
The Elders, Whitelighters, Leo Wyatt[9], Paige Matthews, Anton, Nicholas, Spirit Killers, Glamouring Demon Piper Halliwell[10], Phoebe Halliwell[11], Jackson[12]

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Unlike Shapeshifting, glamouring creates an illusion around the body, whereas shapeshifting causes a physical change.
  • Prue Halliwell is the only sister that hasn't used the power of Glamouring.
  • During Season 5 and 6, when Paige and Leo used this power, it didn't have the orb effect, and looked the same as Shapeshifting.
  • In later seasons, whenever Paige glamours, it is accompanied by wiccan orbs.
  • Unlike Paige who glamours with wiccan orbs, when Leo uses this ability it has whitelighter orb effect.
  • Neena notes that she was the one who invented this power.
  • Etymologically, glamour has its roots in a Scots English variant of 'grammar', since the ancient magic was based in learning and knowledge.

ReferencesEdit

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