To inspire their charges with creativity
Muses are not meant to stay in one place for very long, as their continued presence causes passion and inspiration to rise to an uncontrollable boiling point. Evil beings are not guided by Muses, however, they can steal one from a good being and force them to inspire them.
In 2001, the warlock Devlin tried to take power in the Underworld after the Source of All Evil was injured. To help his plan succeed, he used the Ring of Inspiration to absorb Muses and use their power to inspire himself and his faction to make them stronger. Melody, the Muse of the Charmed Ones, appeared before her charges and inspired Phoebe to cast a spell to make her visible. She then assisted the sisters into finding and vanquishing Devlin, though she was briefly captured herself.
In 2003, a Muse was one of the many magical beings who attempted to retrieve Excalibur from its stone. In 2006, Paige summoned a Muse to grant some inspiration to Henry so he could write letters of recommendation for his parolees.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Inspire Creativity: The ability to inspire passion and creativity in other beings.
- Teleportation: The ability to teleport from one location to another.
- Floating: The ability to rise a few inches of the ground and float in the air.
- Invisibility: The ability to be invisible to other beings. Muses cannot control this power, as they are invisible to all except other angelic beings or those that have cast a spell to see them.
- Intangibility: The ability to exist in a non-physical form and move through solid objects.
- Immortality: The ability to have an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The Muse that appeared in "Sword and the City" was corporeal and visible to all, despite the fact that a spell was needed to make them visible in "Muse to My Ears" and "Repo Manor".
- According to IMDb, a Muse was meant to appear in "Charmageddon", though the scenes were deleted. Tara Platt, the actress who portrayed the Muse, later appeared in "Repo Manor".
Muses appeared in 3 episodes over the course of the series.