Belthazor was the demonic alias of Cole Turner, a half-demon born to the demon Elizabeth and the mortal Benjamin Turner. He was a member of the Brotherhood of the Thorn and was hired by the Triad to kill the Charmed Ones. He was considered a legendary demon who was a very powerful and dangerous soldier of fortune, known for destroying countless witches, innocents and demons.


Main article: Cole Turner

Powers and Abilities

Active Powers
  • Energy Ball: The ability to throw spheres of energy that resemble electrical discharges.
  • Super Strength: The ability to possess strength far beyond humanly possible.
  • Shimmering: The ability to teleport through a "shimmer", a demonic form of teleportation.
  • Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the mind.
  • Incineration: The ability to incinerate a being with a gesture. Belthazor used this power once to set a demon on fire and vanquish him.
  • Apportation: The ability to teleport objects. Belthazor used this power to swap his and Phoebe's books in a bookstore.
  • Shapeshifting: (limited) The ability to alter one's physical shape. Belthazor could shapeshift between his demonic and human form at will.
  • Sensing: The ability to sense the location of other beings.
  • Transformation: The ability to transform objects and beings into another form altogether. Belthazor used it to change a sign on a bus.
  • Technopathy: The ability to control technology. Belthazor used it to change a sign.
Other Powers
  • Molecular Adjustment: The ability to fight through inhibitory molecular powers.
  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm and survive otherwise lethal attacks. He was one of the few demons who couldn't be vanquished by his own energy balls and was able to survive Piper's power of Molecular Combustion even in his human form.
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
Through spell, potion, power stealing, etc.
  • Illusion Casting: The ability to cast illusions. Cole mentioned having learned a trick from the Demon of Illusion and appeared in Phoebe's favorite movie to let her know he was back.



The entry on Belthazor

Book of Shadows



The Belthazor Entry

Beware of this Demonic
Soldier of Fortune. Both powerful and
dangerous, he has destroyed countless
witches, innocents, and demons.
As sinister as he
is intelligent, he is not to be trusted,
Belthazor's known abilities include
throwing energy balls and shimmering
from place to place, but his powers are
probably not limited to these capabilities.
Because there is no known way to defeat him,
Belthazor should be avoided at all costs.


Belthazor Vanquish Potion


Spell to strengthen the Vanquishing Potion

Spirits of Air
Forest and Sea
Set us of this
Demon free;
Beasts of hoof
And Beasts of shell
Drive this evil
Back to hell!
  • The ingredients of the potion can be found here.

To Summon Belthazor


To Summon Belthazor page.

This Spell forcibly calls Belthazor by Connecting
a Witch's Magic to this Demon's Magic.
Magic Forces
Black and White
Reaching out Through
Space and Light
Be He Far Or
Be He Near
Bring Us the Demon
Belthazor Here.


Small triquetra The Belthazor article has a Photo Gallery.

Notes and Trivia


Piper and Prue brewing the vanquishing potion

  • The design for Belthazor was based on the character of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, which came out the year prior to the premier of Season 3.
  • Michael Bailey Smith, who portrayed Belthazor, also portrayed Shax, the Grimlock Janor in "All Halliwell's Eve", the Grimlock leader in "Bite Me" and the Source of All Evil in "All Hell Breaks Loose".
  • The Book of Shadows contains a potion specifically to vanquish Belthazor. However, this contradicts his entry, which states there is no known way to vanquish him. However, since the book is passed down through generations, the potion could have been added later.
  • The vanquishing potions for Belthazor have been created three times. First by Piper and Prue in "Sleuthing with the Enemy", then by Piper and Paige in "Black as Cole" for Sykes, a similar demon and a final time by Piper (of alternative reality) and Paige in "Centennial Charmed."
  • Belthazor has the most pages in the Book of Shadows dedicated to him, having a total of four. The Cole Turner page was written by Phoebe, and his main page was written by an unknown ancestor (certainly born before Penny, who created the vanquishing potion).
  • The demonic form of Alastor the main antagonist of the first season of the reboot resembles Belthazor: they are both bald and possess red skin and sharp fangs instead of normal teeth. Also like Cole/Belthazor, his human form appeared before his demon form.


Belthazor has appeared in a total of 10 episodes and 2 comic issues throughout the course of the series.