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Demons, who's M.O. is to kill innocents. The Brotherhood of the Thorn tried to achieve this by working from the inside out.

Modus Operandi, also known as M.O. or Mode of Operation, is the general operations and behavior characteristic to a specific individual or group of individuals. Below is the Modus Operandi and classification of the species of the major magical beings appearing on Charmed who played a pivotal role throughout the series, explaining characteristics the sisters used to differentiate between Good and Evil.

The Charmed OnesEdit

Classification: Good Upper-Level witches, Protectors of the Innocent
Modus Operandi: Use active powers, spell casting and potion making abilities to protect the innocent and eliminate the forces of evil.
Invoke the Power of Three to eliminate the Forces of Darkness.
Powers and Emotions are tied; bound as One
Notable Example: Prue Halliwell, Piper Halliwell, Phoebe Halliwell, Paige Matthews

The EldersEdit

Classification: Angelic Beings, High-Level Whitelighters.
Modus Operandi: Appoint, guide and bestow powers upon mortals and beings who they believe are tremendous paragons of Good transforming them into Whitelighters. watch over the world and humans.
Bestow vast knowledge of magical beings upon Whitelighters and good witches
Notable Example: Gideon, Odin, Sandra

WhitelightersEdit

Classification: Angelic Beings, Guardian angels
Modus Operandi: Guide and protect innocents and future Whitelighters as well as neophyte and high level good witches
     Use their ability of healing to heal an injured party
     Powers and emotions are tied together
Notable Example: Leo Wyatt, Samuel Wilder

Whitelighter-WitchesEdit

Classification: Magical being, child of a witch & Whitelighter
Modus Operandi: As the child of a Whitelighter, he or she will be trained to follow in the work of his or her magical parents; protecting the forces of good and annihilating the forces of darkness
Bestowed with magical powers such as orbing, telekinetic orbing, Shielding, as well as basic Wiccan powers depending on non-Whitelighter parent's heritage and other vast magical powers
If non-Whitelighter parent is a witch, the Half-Whitelighter will develop a varied form of their power tied to orbing; such as telekinetic orbing and possibly Combustive Orbing, and so forth.
Powers and emotions are bound as one
Like Whitelighters, they are a natural enemy of Darklighters
Notable Examples: Paige Matthews, Wyatt Halliwell, Chris Halliwell

DarklightersEdit

Classification: Magical beings, work for the dark side, Whitelighter's evil counterpart
Modus Operandi: Eliminates those mortals capable of becoming future Whitelighters, eliminate good humans with Touch of Death
Destroys Whitelighters with poisoned tip arrows shot from a crossbow
Spread evil through impregnation of an innocent
Some may possibly guide evil witches
Some Darklighters may be Spirit Killers
Notable Example: Alec

Good WitchesEdit

Classification: Magical beings, usually human, practitioners of good/white magic
Modus Operandi: Use spell casting abilities and potion making skills to help/protect others or eliminate evil threats. If bestowed with active powers, they will thwart evil beings.
Follows the Wiccan Rede, will not use Wiccan powers for Personal Gain
Notable Example: Patty Halliwell, Billie Jenkins, Penny Halliwell

SpiritsEdit

Classification: Spirits, Apparitions
Modus Operandi: Guide, watch over, haunt or seek vengance on other beings, human or magical.
Can be further classified as Poltergeists, Phantasms, Evil Spirits or merely an apparition
Notable Example of Good: Penny Halliwell, Patty Halliwell
Notable Example of Evil: Jackson Ward

Evil WitchesEdit

Classification: Magical beings, work for the dark side, practitioners of black magic
Modus Operandi: Use spell casting abilties, potion making skills and active powers to harm innocents and good witches.
    Will often disempower good witches if they are in the way of a goal rather than killing them
    Will not hesitate to use powers for Personal Gain and breach the Wiccan Rede.
Notable Example: Tuatha and P. Russell

WarlocksEdit

Classification: Magical beings, work for the dark side, can be half-human
Modus Operandi: Hunt and kill good or evil witches for power, will not hesitate to betray other magical beings
Notable Example: Jeremy Burns

DemonsEdit

Classification: Magical beings, work for the dark side.
Modus Operandi: hunt, track and destroy the innocents, the forces of good and other magical beings; be they human, warlock, witch or demonic.
Can be further classified as Low-Level and Upper-Level
Serve and answer to The Source of All Evil
Determined to spread evil throughout the world
Notable Example: Belthazor

VampiresEdit

Classification: Immortal creatures of the night, a whole different network of evil beings
Modus Operandi: Attack humans in human or bat form, draining humans of their blood in hopes of transforming them into Vampires.
Serve their Vampire Queen
Notable Example: Rowan

The TriadEdit

Classification: Virtual emperors of the Underworld; Cabal of 3 High Level Demons; The Evil Power of Three.
Modus Operandi: Infiltrate and monitor the work of demons in hopes of successfully eliminating the Charmed Ones and all that is good.
Appear in corporeal or non-corporeal form
Served under the Source but wanted to take over the Underworld
Notable Member: Baliel

The Source of All EvilEdit

Classification: Ruler of the Underworld. An ancient demonic creature, the most powerful and vilest of all evil.
Modus Operandi: Eliminate the forces of good
Eliminates those considered a betrayer or traitor of the dark side
Ultimate Goal: To destroy the Power of Three and the forces of good by any means

Beings Worth Honorable MentionEdit

AlchemistsEdit

Classification: Demonic scientists
Modus Operandi: Create life essences used to possess innocents
Will use unique power to transform the dead into the living and vice versa
Notable Example: Kierkan

AngelsEdit

Classification: Beings of Light
Further classified into 3 categories:
Guardian angels - Protection Spirits
Modus Operandi: Protect charges with an unseen hand of guidance
Act as a charges inner voice, conscience and instinct
Angel of Death
Classification: Powerful angel, possibly second in line to the Angels of Destiny
Modus Operandi: Uses power to bestow death upon those who's time it is to die, bringing their soul and life essence to it's prospective place in the Afterlife.
Angels of Destiny
Classification: Most powerful of all good forces and angels.
Modus Operandi: Charts and formulates destinies in accordance to the Grand Design.
Will chart a new destiny for those who are lucky enough to achieve their previous.

AvatarsEdit

Classification: Neutral Beings, neither Good nor Evil
Modus Operandi: Persuade High-Level beings of good or evil into their way of thinking, Eliminate those considered a threat to there ultimate goals.
Originally the Avatars were assigned names: Avatar of Force, Avatar of Power, later changed to Letters of the Greek Alphabet: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma
Will create a Utopia no matter the cost
Notable Example: Alpha

Brotherhood of the ThornEdit

Classification: Elite, very powerful group of Upper Level demons
Modus Operandi: Seek out and eliminate high ranking members of society who they use to achieve goal
    Attempt to assimilate their kind into society to infiltrate it in hopes of spreading evil

Seek to eliminate the Forces of Good

Members are bound by Blood Oath

Notable Members: Raynor, Vornac, Belthazor, Klea, Tarkin and Trigg

BunyipEdit

Classification: Monstrous creature
Modus Operandi: Lies in waters of the Australian Outback
     It is said to bring disease and will bring a human to death through drowning if he or she disturbs it's source of food

The CleanersEdit

Classification: Ethereal neutral beings
Modus Operandi: Will prevent the exposure of magic no matter the cost

CupidsEdit

Classification: Angelic beings
Modus Operandi: Use their Rings of Love to create relationships through Telepathic Suggestion
Uses Ring to travel through, decelerate, or accelerate time.
Notable Example: Coop

Demonic ChildrenEdit

Classification: Spawn of Upper-Level Demons.
Modus Operandi: Trained to follow in demonic/evil parent's footsteps
May lure innocents into traps and kill them
Notable Example: Ari

FamiliarsEdit

Classification: Magical creatures
Modus Operandi: Often found in feline form but can be dogs, horses, snakes, etc.
Guide witches protecting them while they learn the Craft
Naturally attuned to the seasons and phases of the Moon
Will teach a young witch a heightened awareness of her environment
Notable Example: Kit

FirestartersEdit

Classification: Neutral magical being, can be persuaded to evil
Modus Operandi: Use power to set ablaze objects or incinerate other beings, human or magical
   If persuaded to evil, they are often found as Bodyguards of the Source or high level demons such as the Triad
Notable Example of Good: Tyler Michaels
Notable Example of Evil: Christy Jenkins

FuriesEdit

Classification: Demonic women
Modus Operandi: Act as judge, jury and executioner to anyone they consider an "evil doer" no matter how small the offence and kill them.
   Will disable a victim using their sharp talons
   Use smoke to make victim's hear the cries of all his or her former victims
   Use smoke to seek out portals of unexpressed fury in witches converting them into Furies

GargoylesEdit

Classification: Ancient magical statues
Modus Operandi: Will often be found as part of architecture on sacred grounds or homes of magical beings
Will detect any demonic activity, coming to life weakening and warding off even the most vilest of demons

GeniesEdit

Classification: Magical Tricksters
Modus Operandi: Found within magical lamps, bottles, containers, etc.
Will offer 3 wishes to anyone who releases him/her from their lamp.
They often grant a wish that has a hidden consequence attached.
Notable Examples: Genie, Jinny

Gods and GoddessesEdit

Classification: Supreme, powerful magical beings
Modus Operandi: Rule, create, control, and own lands, elements, emotions, powers, abilities, and etc
They rule their designated land, element, emotion, etc with a power associated to their name.
Some may abuse their title such as The Titans
Notable Example: Gaea, Goddess of Earth

GrimlocksEdit

Classification: Demonic beings
Modus Operandi: Steal the eyesight of innocent children to see unique Auras that surround good humans and powerful magical beings
     Use power to feed on an Aura, strangling their victims, ultimately killing them, very powerful
Identification: Albino skin, black suits, whirling red eyes

GypsiesEdit

Classification: Magical beings
Modus Operandi: Belong to Tribes
Often exercise their Romani culture
May be bestowed with powers similar to those of witches: Spell casting, potion making, etc.
If bestowed with active powers, such as Foresight they will use it to help/advise others
May invoke powers from magical artifacts to enhance
Notable Example: Ava Nicolae

InnocentsEdit

Classification: Mortals, magical or non-magical
Modus Operandi: Often possess something that the forces of evil want
May be high rank member of society or merely a child who if attacked benefits the forces of evil
Will be hunted, tracked, possessed, captured, sought or destroyed by evil beings
Some may possess a power, soul energy or magical artifact sought by the darkside for evil's gain
May be a paragon of good whose work will lead to consequences for or the destruction of evil
Notable Examples: Dr. Griffiths, Aviva, Janna, Kyle Brody, Henry Mitchell, Miles, etc.

Lords of WarEdit

Classification: Malevolent immortal beings
Modus Operandi: Lead armies in wars to achieve goals- usually related to the acquisition of power
     Attacks a victim with his Crystal Sword– which captures magical powers
Notable Example: Gabriel Statler

MusesEdit

Classification: Angelic Beings of Pure Light
Modus Operandi: Guide their charges with an unseen hand of Inspiration
Inspire a charge's passion and creativity
Notable Example: Melody

NexusEdit

Classification: Point of immense spirtual or Wiccan Energy
A Wiccan Nexus: Further classified as a magical battleground for Good & Evil
Modus Operandi: Found at a point equidistant from the 5 Basic Elements: Earth, Fire, Metal, Water & Wood
located at a center of a Pentagram
Home to the Shadow
Called a Suxen in a spell so demons wouldn't use it
Notable Example: The Halliwell Nexus

NymphsEdit

Classification: Magical beings

Modus Operandi: Always found in the company of a Satyr

Tree sprites found frolicking and dancing around in wooded, grassy areas
Use power to nurture and preserve forest and nature
Use power to access the Eternal Spring
Notable Example: Daisy

OraclesEdit

Classification: Neutral magical being, male or female
Modus Operandi: Use power to foresee the future to advise other magical beings
Can be found under the employ of upper-level demons or advising powerful beings, good or evil.
Notable Example: The Source's Oracle (Evil), Oracle seen at Manor in Oh My Goddess! Part 1

Ordo MalorumEdit

Classification: Unholy Hierarchy of Upper-Level Demons
Modus Operandi: Command the war against the forces of good
Will capture, kill, and conquer Good Witches who protect the innocent.
The Generals leading this Hierarchy distribute a Level 2 Weapon amongst their servants to use to destroy the Good
Notable Example: Litvack

Phoenix WitchesEdit

Classification: Elite assassin witches
Modus Operandi: Descendants of those witches burned in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials
They have no allegiance to anyone or anything but their vengence
They will kill any bounty that they are hired to take down
Identification: Born with a distinctive birthmark of a Phoenix rising from the Ashes
Notable Example: Bianca

Priests and PriestessesEdit

Classification: Magical beings; High or Dark
Modus Operandi: Will use their knowledge of rituals to perform ceremonies such as Handfastings, Wiccanings, funerals, wakes, marriages, etc for other magical beings.
Powerful witches can become High Priestesses after death
Notable Example of Good: Grams
Notable Example of Evil: Dantalian

SeersEdit

Classification: Demonic being
Modus Operandi: Uses her ability to see into the future to advise other magical beings
 Skilled potion and tonic makers
 Will only kill if necessary

Notable Examples: The Seer, Kyra

Skeletal BeingsEdit

Classification: Demons
Modus Operandi: Hover between Life and Death
Feed on Life Forces to sustain themselves through centuries of Unlife
Seek an unending supply of Life Essence to gain actual Life and immortality
Appear to have control over animals such as birds (crows) that they use to track victims
Require a highly explosive potion and a powerful, properly worded spell to be vanquished; Prior to Necron being vanquished by the sisters, the last group of witches who attempted to vanquish a Skeletal Being were vaporized in the process.
Notable Example: Necron

SoothsayersEdit

Classification: Magical healers, good or evil
Modus Operandi: Often sought out by magical creatures who have survived an attack
Can offer council to those who need advice
Apply their knowledge of ancient remedies and elixirs to help the wounded
Do not possess any power except their wisdom

Sorcerers and SorceressesEdit

Classification: Dark magical beings
Modus Operandi: Use black magic and evil sorcery to curse, infect, harm and possess innocents or other magical beingsUse innocents as pawns to achieve personal goals
May be Demonic, Demonic Sorcerers
Notable Example of a Sorcerer: The Boss, Cronyn
Notable Example of a Sorceress: Kali, Imara

Soul TradersEdit

Classification: Demonic beings, rare
Modus Operandi: Will capture and collect the souls of humans
Trade Souls for power, rank, wealth or other magical goods
May make deals with humans, their souls in exchange for something they wish
Notable Examples: Zahn, Sargon

SuccubiEdit

Classification: Former witches who have renounced all human emotion and made a pact with Darkness to protect them self from heartbreak.
Modus Operandi: Succubi attract and lure men and feed on their testosterone.  Incubi attract and lure women and feed on their estrogen
May appear in dreams and nightmares
Notable Example: Darla

ValkyriesEdit

Classification: Demigoddesses
Modus Operandi: Scout the battlegrounds for dying warriors/soldiers
Bring souls to Valhalla in preparation for the Final World Battle
Notable Example: Freyja

Witch DoctorsEdit

Classification: Magical beings, watchdogs of evil
Modus Operandi: Banish evil spirits from demonic footholds
Use unknown magic rituals to find and destroy evil beings
Interpret magic used in a questionable manner as evil
Ultimate Goal: To eliminate evil in all it's shifting guises

Witch HuntersEdit

Classification: Humans, may possess magical abilities
Modus Operandi: Often descendants of a generation/family of other Witch Hunters or humans who may have been wronged by a witch
Will seek to lure and destroy any witches
Consider all witches evil and unnatural
May pose as innocents
Notable Example: Agent Jackman

WizardsEdit

Classification: Magical tricksters
Modus Operandi: Use ability to create Illusions to achieve personal goals
Will betray anyone to get what they seek
Possess an array of vast magical powers
Notable Examples: Unnamed Wizard, Rathmere, Merlin

ZodiacsEdit

Classification: Astrological Entities
Modus Operandi: Act as animals in the 12-year Chinese Calender
They are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig
The Strongest are the Warrior signs
Other Information: Many years ago, Buddha set up the eternal cycle and each year his sacred staff would be passed to one of the 12 Zodiacs.

The Zodiac who holds the staff would spread his will over the world for the full year, which provided a balance to all things. If demons get the staff, they would use it to spread evil. Each year the dark monks try to obtain. The only time that a demon could take the staff is in the 12 hour window when the Zodiacs gather to pass the staff.

Demonic Bounty HuntersEdit

Classification: Demonic Beings
Modus Operandi: Belonging to the Demonic Bounty Hunter breed of Demons, Zotars possess more advanced powers than a regular Bounty Hunter
Usually hired to track down fugitive demons
They infiltrate and intercept a fugitive demon's work or call
May offer to work with Good Magical Beings if their goal is the same
They track magical beings by honing in on their bounty's scent
Notable Example: Krell

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