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Henry Mitchell Jr.
Biographical information
Born

2008; dark alley in downtown San Francisco

Physical description
Species

Mortal

Gender

Male

Hair color

Brown

Eye color

Brown

Skin color

White

Family information
Family members
Character information
First appearance

Forever Charmed

Last appearance

Effigy

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Henry Mitchell Jr. is the adopted child of Paige Matthews and Henry Mitchell. He is the youngest of the Mitchell children. He was born to a mortal teenager who was killed by the Darklighter Rennek and Paige saved his life by orbing him out of her womb. His father was later revealed to be Christopher Mercer, the son of a powerful criminal.

History

Pre-Birth and Birth

Improved Orbing Little Henry

Paige orbs Little Henry out of his mom's womb

Henry's mother was in a relationship with Christopher Mercer, the son of a criminal lord. At some point, she ended the relationship, which Christopher believed was due to his criminal life style.

In 2008, the Charmed Ones faced the Darklighter Rennek and a Horned Demon in an alley in San Francisco. While Piper and Phoebe fought the evil pair, Paige tended to a pregnant teenager that had been shot by a stray Darklighter arrow. However, Paige quickly realized it was too late for the girl and saved the child by orbing it from the womb. The sisters did not think the teenager was a target and assumed that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. They also believed her to be homeless.

Becoming a Mitchell

Paige took the child home and took care of it. As she discussed the situation with Henry, she jokingly called the baby "Henry Jr". An upset Henry then expressed his concerns about bringing a mortal child into the family, as he feared the baby would be in danger, as well as the financial consequences. However, Paige revealed that one of the reasons she wanted to help the baby was because she had already lost other children such as Brent.

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Paige and Henry discuss the baby.

Henry, still reeling from almost killing Paige while under The Source's spell, then admitted he was worried about raising magical children and was wary of how powerless he was, fearing for the orphaned child's safety. Paige assured him it was temporary until they found his family, though Henry reminded her how small those chances were.

After a conversation with Victor Bennett, Henry finally allowed himself to embrace the fact that his wife is who she is and decided to be there for her as much as he possibly can, resulting in him deciding to embrace the orphaned baby and call him "Henry Junior".

Adoption and Revelations

When meeting with Mr. Cowan at South Bay Social Services, Paige and Henry discovered that Henry Jr.'s biological father is Christopher Mercer, the son of a major San Francisco crime lord. To find out more about them, Paige conjured detective Richard Quinn from one of her favorite noir novels and worked with him to expose their crimes and gain legal custody of her child. Christopher was unaware of his son's existence until he was informed after his arrest. He showed no interest in ever suing for custody, although he might never even get the chance as it was expected he'd go to prison for the rest of his life.

With Henry Jr. officially their son, Paige was happy that he would have a good mortal role model for a father. However, as the couple left his room, Henry Jr suddenly shot beams of ice around the room, freezing his crib and toys..

The Magical Switch

Six months later, it is revealed that all the magic in the world had shifted, causing magical beings to lose their powers and mortals to gain powers instead. Paige found a way to bind Little Henry's powers with little hesitation because they weren't natural like those of the twins. However, Phoebe then mentioned that it would be unfair to keep them bound if they could not reverse the magical switch. His powers disappeared when the natural order was restored.

Henry currently continues to live with his family.

Powers and Abilities

Temporary Powers
  • Cryokinesis: The ability to generate and manipulate cold and ice. Henry Jr. has shown the power to fire blasts of intense cold that freeze objects instantly. When he used this power, his eyes turned blue. After the magical order was restored, Henry's powers are assumed to have disappeared.

Gallery

Notes

  • Little Henry's name is smudged out in Paige's Final Entry in the prequel to the Charmed Comics.
  • Of all nine cousins, he is the seventh oldest.
  • He is the only adopted child of a Charmed One and the only known child to have been adopted into the Warren family.
  • Like Paige who became his adoptive mother, Henry is an adopted child.

Appearances

Henry Mitchell Jr. has appeared in 1 episode throughout the course of the series and 9 issues throughout the course of the comic series.


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