Alter one's molecular structure, so that objects and people can pass through them and vice versa
Intangibility, also known as phasing, is the ability to alter one's molecular structure to a state that can pass through physical matter; rendering the user immune to many forms of physical attack.
A user of this form can make their "intangible form" invisible. This, however, is limited to those that also possess the power of Invisibility. Both The Source and The Avatars have been known to do this. It's worthy noting that, The Avatars accomplished this by changing into the form of floating heads, very similar to ghosts. However, unlike ghosts, they are not automatically invisible, they have to make themselves so explaining why they are invisible to witches.
List of beings who use(d) IntangibilityEdit
|Original power||Through spell, potion, magic dust, etc.|
|Drazi, The Source of All Evil, The Avatars, Masselin, Ludlow, The Order||Tuatha|
State of BeingEdit
For most beings intangibility is not a power, but an actually state of being:
Spirits automatically become intangible upon leaving their body and becoming spirits. Spirits are naturally invisible to humans, however, with much practice ghosts can make themselves corporeal, thus becoming visible to humans.
Muses are intangible beings, who are invisible to everyone except other angelic beings. Witches, however, can make them visible via spells. A corporeal and visible Muse was seen attempting to pull Excalibur from the stone. Whether a spell was used to make her so, or she became so because it was a special magical event, is unclear.
The Angel of Death is naturally intangible, but can make himself corporeal when he wants (e.g. He once held Prue's hand). He is also invisible to all beings, and will only make himself visible to those on his list. However, he has been known to make exceptions; He once made himself visible to Piper to warn her that he was coming for Leo.
Cole Turner currently resides within the Cosmic Void as an intangible being. He has made it clear on a number of occasions that he is not a ghost. As a resident of the void, Cole can naturally pass through solid objects, but can also interact with the physical world to a certain degree. Cole can also make himself invisible to all beings.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- When Chris Halliwell began to fade out from existence, he started to become transparent and eventually intangible.