Age Shifting is the ability to accelerate or reverse the aging process. It can be used offensively to instantly kill mortals by accelerating their age until it reverts the victims to nothing but dust.

The demon Cryto displayed this power by changing Gail Altman into a young woman again as a reward for summoning him. However, he killed her friends, Helen and Amanda, by rapidly aging them to the point where they were reduced to dust.

List of beings who use(d) Age Shifting

Original power
Through spell, power stealing, artifacts, etc.


A Demonatrix reduced to dust.

Age Shifting Spell

What once resided in this place
shall soon be gone with no haste.
Make this girl age in time,
as punishment for her heinous crime.


Dan aged to an old man.

When a Genie overheard Piper wishing for Dan Gordon to move on with his life, he fulfilled her wish in a literal manner, causing Dan to age rapidly to an old man within hours. However, all wishes were later undone, returning Dan to his own age.[1]


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Notes and Trivia

  • When Cryto reversed someone's age, the effect looked similar to that of Healing.
  • Cryto is the only being who possessed both aspects of this power, accelerating and reversing age and the only being who did it through an active power.

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