Manticores are upper-level demons with super strength and speed that travel in packs. They have venomous claws and are able to shimmer from place to place. Manticores have a reptilian appearance and communicate with high-pitches cries.

Female Manticores are known for mating with mortal men to create hybrids, allowing their demonic children to blend into the mortal world. They kill their mates after conception and raise the children alone. Manticores can be vanquished by a vanquishing potion.


Piper Halliwell once tried to confront a demon in an alleyway, but a Manticore got to him first. The Manticore paralyzed the demon with her venomous claws and began feeding on him and storing parts of his flesh.

When the Manticore noticed the presence of the Charmed Ones, she attacked them. Piper tried to blow up the manticore, though the Manticore was able to resist her power. Paige Matthews then orbed an electrical wire at it, vanquishing the Manticore. After the vanquish, the sisters were shocked to discover a baby there. They soon discovered the baby was demonic when it revealed a demonic tongue.

The sisters took the baby home and debated what to do with it, as it would most likely grow up and become evil due to its demonic nature. Chris advised to vanquish it, though the sisters were conflicted, especially when the baby bonded with Wyatt.

Meanwhile, an unknown Beast tried to obtain the baby and kidnapped Piper, who later discovered he was actually the father of the baby. Meanwhile, her sisters, believing Piper to be in danger, reached out to the Manticores to retrieve the baby. The beast was seriously injured and transformed back into his mortal self, before being healed by Leo Wyatt.

The Charmed Ones traveled to the Underworld and vanquished the Manticore pack, allowing Derek to be reunited with his son.

Powers and Abilities

Manticores glow-shimmer

Manticores shimmering behind Phoebe.

Active Powers

  • Elasticity: The ability to stretch parts of the body out in an elastic fashion. Manticores can stretch out their tongues to sense.
  • Hyper Speed: The ability to travel extremely fast, moving at speeds greater than what ordinary beings can.
  • Shimmering: The ability to teleport from place to place in a shimmmering manner.
  • Sonic Scream: The ability to generate vocal sounds of a higher amplitude than a normal human.
  • Super Strength: The ability to have and exert a level of physical strength much greater than that of a normal person.

A manticore is able to resist Molecular Combustion.

Other Powers

  • Enhanced Senses: The ability to possess one or more enhanced senses. Manticores possessed enhanced hearing, allowing them to hear sonic screams at great distances.
  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm.

Book of Shadows

Manticore BOS

The entry on Manticores.

Vicious demons with supernatural
strength and venomous claws. Manticores
communicate in high pitched cries and
tend to travel in packs.

Notes and Trivia

  • Manticores bleed yellow.
  • Manticores may be cannibalistic demons as they have been seen eating other demons. This theory is also supported by their depiction in the Book of Shadows; a manticore holding a bone, possibly eating the flesh hanging from it.
  • There might be more Half-Manticores in the world, if other female manticores have mated with mortals.
  • Manticores were mentioned two seasons before their actual appearance by Phoebe in the season 4 episode "Bite Me".


Manticores appeared in a total of 1 episode over the course of the series.