Little Monsters is the 9th episode of the sixth season and 120th overall episode of Charmed.


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The Charmed Ones believe that they can raise a half-demon infant to not be evil when they become foster parents after vanquishing the demon's parent.


Main Cast

Guest Stars



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Manticore BOS

The entry in the Book of Shadows.


Vicious demons with supernatural
strength and venomous claws. Manticores
communicate in high pitched cries and
tend to travel in packs.


Invincibility Spell

Paige casts this spell on Darryl to make him invincible. The spell had a side effect as it also gave Darryl the power of Super Strength, causing him to destroy several things in his environment.

Blessed with powers from my destiny,
I bless this hero with invincibility.


  • Phoebe and Paige made Vanquishing Potions for the Manticores. According to Paige, those are the most powerful potions they have ever made (until that point).


  • Empathy: Used by Phoebe to feel Jason's emotions and to try to sense whether the baby was good or evil.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige, Chris, Wyatt and Leo.
  • Elasticity: Used by Manticores to stretch their tongue.
  • Hyper Speed: Type of Transportation used by Manticores.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper when she tried to blow up a Manticore and Derek (as the Beast) and to blow up the rope around her hands. She also destroyed Derek's force field around his house with it.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to hit the Manticore with a power line.
  • Enhanced Senses: Used by Derek (as the Beast) to smell traces of his baby and to hear the baby's sonic scream.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by the Beast, the Manticores and the Manticore Baby.
  • Sonic Scream: Used by the Manticore baby to contact other Manticores.
  • Super Strength: Used by Darryl (after Paige casts a spell on him) and by Derek (as the Beast) and Manticores to fight.
  • Force Field: Used by Wyatt to protect himself and the Manticore Baby against Derek (as the Beast). Derek, as the Beast, also created a force field around his house.
  • Healing: Used by Leo to heal Derek.


  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for Scrying. Phoebe used it to scry for Piper and later for the Manticores.

Notes and Trivia


WB's promo

  • The alternate name of the episode is "Hot Mamas".
  • This is the only episode in the TV series where Darryl gains powers. He gains powers again in the comics when magic changes sides.
  • Paige uses the phrase "raison d'être," which means "reason for being." This becomes a theme for Paige, and she uses the phrase again later in the season.
  • This is the first time that the top of the Golden Gate Bridge appears in the show.
  • There is another reference to Chris being Leo and Piper's son when Leo says "I'm a father first", the camera shows Chris smile.
  • Piper says she doesn't see her self having anymore kids anytime soon but she gets pregnant with Chris just a few months later.
  • Piper appears to break the fourth wall for the second, but not the last time, as she says "I ad lib a lot." to the Beast.
  • This is the second episode in which the sisters take care of an infant threatened by evil, the first being Matthew van Lewen in "Reckless Abandon".
  • This is the second time Piper is capable of blasting through a force field. The first time was in "Lost and Bound".

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the 1989 movie "Little Monsters".
  • There are many allusions made in the episode to "Beauty and the Beast", such as Derek being known as the Beast, after trasforming himself into it; Piper returning to Derek when she could have escaped; and Piper helping Derek's wound when he returns with the maticore baby.


  • When Paige and Phoebe are knocked over by the large monster, the rug moves itself from being spread across the floor to scrunched up under them between shots.


Episode Stills

Behind the Scenes

International Titles

  • French: Instinct paternel (Paternal Instinct)
  • Finnish: Pikku hirviö (Little Monster)
  • Italian: Piccolo mostro (Little Monster)
  • Czech: Malí čertíci (Little Devils)
  • Slovak: Malá obluda (Little Moster)
  • Russian: Красавица и Чудовище [Krasavica i Čudovišče] (Beauty & the Beast)
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America): Pequeños Monstruos (Little Monsters)
  • German: Kleine Monster (Little Monsters)
  • Hungarian: Démoni mosoly (Demonic Smile)
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Sword and the City
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Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Comics: 9 - 10
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