The ability to teleport in form of a shimmer
Think of a place
Shimmering is one of the ways to teleport to wherever the user wants by "shimmering". This power is mostly used by demons such as Belthazor, Sykes, and Dumain. ("Black as Cole," "Forever Charmed") This is a highly common power, seen among many lower-level and upper-level demons.
Shimmering allows demons to travel anywhere in the world as well to different planes or time-lines, such as time-loops. They can also shimmer anyone they want to, but they need to have physical contact with them. This power seems to be an energy based Teleportation and is close to Smoking and Shimmer-Fading, but different. (The Good, the Bad and the Cursed) (The Demon Who Came in from the Cold) (The Three Faces of Phoebe)
It's been shown that demons can be vanquished in mid-shimmer: Phoebe was able to vanquish several demons this way while possessing demonic powers and Piper blew up Past Dumain in mid-shimmer as he tried to escape. It just seems to be a matter of timing more than anything: catching them before they disappear completely.
The Charmed Ones always discussed how their powers were connected to their emotions and shimmering may also be such. When Phoebe accused Cole of being evil when he killed Janna, he was distraught, and his shimmering was slower. But, when Cole and Phoebe were chasing Paige, Cole was blasted off a catwalk by Shax, and he shimmered out very quickly. ("Exit Strategy"), ("Charmed Again, Part 1")
List of Users
- Elizabeth Turner
- The Devil
- Grimlocks (only a few)
- Swarm Demons
- Shouter Demons
- Rat Demons
- Demonic Power Brokers
- Mercury Demons
- Possessor Demons
- Chameleon Demons
- Tai's Minions
- Bianca (Phoenix)
- Phoebe Halliwell (when she absorbed demonic powers via Power-Sucking Athame)
- During an interview between Julie and Cole Turner, Julie states that she can shimmer 30 miles in 2 seconds.
- After Orbing, Shimmering is the most often seen method of teleportation.
- Klea and Vicus possess a variant to Shimmering, which leaves the eyes glowing for a moment. Vicus could also leave his smile.