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Remember when The Charmed Ones defeated evil and lived a life of peace? Remember how the Charmed Ones defeated Gaxageal and prevented the rise of the Old Ones, all within the tidy confines of a single issue? Yeah, none of that worked.
- Piper Halliwell
- Phoebe Halliwell
- Paige Matthews
- Prue Halliwell
- Leo Wyatt
- Coop Halliwell
- Henry Mitchell
- Cole Turner (flashback with new information)
- Aldar Kose used a spell to resurrect Gaxageal in the body of a male witch.
- The destroyer prince sleeps while a rotten heart beats within a rotten world,
- Rise, so that your brethren may follow,
- Rise, so that you may squeeze the wasted life from this wretched ball that humanity has claimed,
- Rise Gaxageal.
- Orbing: Used by Paige as means of transportation.
- Cloning: used by Aldar to clone himself.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up clones and to vanquish Aldar.
- Teleportation: used by Aldar to teleport to the academy.
- Energy Beam: Used by Aldar to attack Leo.
- Pyrokinesis: Used by Knox to attack the clones.
- Remote Orbing: Used by Paige to orb away a clone.
- Empathy: Used by Phoebe to identify the real Aldar.
- Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze the real Aldar.
- Possession: Used by the Old Ones to take possession of Knox.
Notes and Trivia
- The title is likely a reference to the song "It's the Hard Knock Life" from the musical Annie and the character Montgomery Knox.
- It is revealed that Gaxageal, who attacked the sisters in "No Country for Old Ones", was brought back by Aldar Kose.
- Prue refuses to help her sisters in this issue, hinting again that their relationship has become troubled.
- After years of resisting her destiny and wanting a normal life, Piper can finally accept magic in her life.
- Piper and Phoebe checking out Leo's butt is somewhat reminiscent of them doing the same thing in "The Fourth Sister".
- Originally titled "The Reason" according to the Charmed comic guide found here: http://charmedcomicfan10.jimdo.com/comic-guide/
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Comics: 9 - 10