The monkey covers one of the senses of each victim it goes after, trapping the senses once the monkey turns back into the totem
Steal the senses of any being.
The Monkey Totem is a magical artifact capable of stealing the senses of others. The totem was originally a living monkey created by the Sorcerer Kheel. He was a harsh master and mistreated the monkey, which led to it stealing its master's voice. As a punishment, Kheel then transformed it into a totem.
Once the totem has been used, the senses would get lost when the victim needed them the most. The totem exists out of three monkeys sitting on each other. The first covers its ears, the second its eyes and the third covers its mouth. Despite there being three depicted, only one comes to life when activated.
- The monkey stole Piper's sight and caused her to go blind while driving. The Crone later used her sight to see Wyatt.
- The monkey stole Phoebe's hearing and caused her to go deaf during a meeting at work. The Crone later used her hearing to eavesdrop on the sisters.
- The monkey stole Paige's voice and caused her to go mute while performing at her boyfriend's club. The Crone later used her voice to talk to Wyatt.
When the Crone was vanquished, all the sisters' senses were restored. What became of the totem is unknown.
Powers and Abilities
- Shapeshifting: The ability to alter one's physical form. The totem could shift into a living monkey.
- Glistening: The ability to teleport oneself while leaving a glistening contour of the body for a moment.
- Sense Stealing: The ability to steal the senses of other beings and trap them inside the totem. Powerful beings, such as The Crone, may be able to use their magic to extract the senses from the totem and use them themselves.
Book of Shadows
- Monkey Totem
- In the late 15th century,
- Sorcerer Kheel created a
- sense stealing monkey to
- assist him in defeating
- his enemies.
- But the sorcerer was a
- harsh task master and
- the monkey turned on
- him by stealing his
- scolding voice.
- The sorcerer then punished
- the simian by turning
- him into a totem, which
- retains the ability to steal
- the senses of it's victims.
Notes and Trivia
- The totem is an obvious reference to the three wise monkeys. Another reference to them was made in Astral Monkey when Phoebe taught the monkeys to cover their eyes, ears and mouth.
The Monkey Totem appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.
- Season 5
- Sense and Sense Ability