Electrokinesis is the ability to create and project electricity and lightning. This power is possessed by several magical beings, both good and evil, most notable by powerful beings such as the Elders and the Titans.

This power can ignite things or cause very destructive explosions upon impact. Also, by controlling the strength of the power, it can be used to torture others. Electrokinesis is considered very powerful, as it is shown being capable of killing an Elder.[1] Despite it being a powerful power, there is an advanced form, though it was only displayed once, when the Charmed Ones took in the Hollow.

This power is one of the six parts of Conjuring the Elements. It is also connected to Atmokinesis, allowing users to create lightning bolts. Lastly, several magical artifacts, such as Athena's Trident, can grant the user the ability to throw lightning.


Elias using electrokinesis

The first being to use this power was Elias Lundy, a ghost, who was tormenting and killing off the men of the Van Lewen family. He could use his power to both kill and torture. He was eventually vanquished when Martha committed suicide.

"He's a pathetic wretch. His life means nothing. If you'd let me torture him we'd know where he found the coat."
Krell to Prue.[src]

Krell used this ability to attack both Cole and the Charmed Ones in 2000. While tracking Belthazor, he revealed that he could control the strength of his ability when he elected to torture a homeless man instead of killing him.

The Evil Enchantress was able to access Electrokinesis through her power of Conjuring the Elements. However, it was not powerful enough to cause destructive explosions upon impact, it would however, create and cause a lasting fire.

Gideon being electrocuted

After discovering that Gideon was the mastermind behind the attempts on Wyatt's life, Leo strikes Gideon with lightning. Before Gideon dies, he curses Leo about the potential consequences of his decision before turning to dust.

Leo electrocuting Zola

Shortly after he kills Gideon, Leo became extremely troubled and distraught, going on killing sprees in the Underworld, as he searched for Barbas who had a hand in Gideon's plans to kill Wyatt. During this time, Zola tried to reach out to Leo and get him back in the fold before the "gathering Storm". However, Barbas manipulated Leo into thinking that Zola was evil and Leo proceeded to strike Zola down with lightning and vanquished him before coming to his senses.

"Protected. Oh, it is. From demons, not witches. That's just another little gift I picked up when I killed one of the sisters, uh... Paige, I think her name was. Do say hello to her for me, won't you?"
Sirk to Harriet Casey.[src]

After they thwarted his plans to become fully demonic, Sirk lured the sisters into a trap. When Paige tried to sneak up on him, Sirk turned around and killed her with a lightning bolt. However, he was vanquished shortly after by Phoebe. When the Angel of Death appeared to claim his soul, Phoebe offered to trade him for Paige's soul, restoring her sister to life.

List of beings who use(d) Electrokinesis

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

Advanced Electrokinesis

The Charmed Ones using this power for the first time

Advanced Electrokinesis is the power to shoot immensely powerful beams of concentrated electricity. Unlike normal electrokinesis, this power can vanquish magical beings thought impossible to vanquish without the Power of Three.[2]

This power first came about in 2006, when the Charmed Ones summoned the Hollow and let it infect them before absorbing one of Zohar's energy balls, that single energy ball was later augmented into an advanced form of electrokinesis.

The Charmed Ones went on to use this power twice after they vanquished Zohar with his own energy balls. They used it to first vanquish the Triad at magic school, and then to battle Billie and Christy in the manor.[3]

Notes and Trivia


  1. Leo used it to kill Zola and Gideon.
  2. While normal electrokinesis can kill powerful beings such as an Elder or a Charmed One, advanced electrokinesis can kill the essences of the Triad without first having to weaken the collective.
  3. Season 8 episode, "Kill Billie: Vol. 2"
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