"Oh, that's ridiculous. Don't be scared, boy.You're closing in on one of the most important moments of your life. Prove what you are and you'll meet the Source. The most powerful evil that exists in the universe."
—Ludlow to Tyler Michaels.[src]

Ludlow was an upper-level demon who ran a demonic training school for powerful magical beings such as firestarters. These beings were trained to work as the bodyguards for the Source of All Evil. The Charmed Ones faced Ludlow when they had to protect a young firestarter named Tyler from him.


In 2001, two demonic bounty hunters wanted to sell a young Firestarter to Ludlow and pretended to be mortal foster parents. However, the boy escaped and was found by the Charmed Ones, before vanquishing his foster parents himself. In order to vanquish Ludlow and close his academy, Piper and Leo pretented to be bounty hunters and delivered Tyler to Ludlow. However, their plan failed when Ludlow proved immune to Piper's freezing. Ludlow subdued Tyler by freezing him and send Piper and Leo away before they could save him.

Trapped outside of the academy, Leo went to get Phoebe and Paige while Piper tried to blow open the gate. However, she did not succeed until she heard Tyler calling out for help, which increased her power. Piper stormed the academy and blasted Ludlow. She and her sisters then read a Power of Three Haiku written by Paige to vanquish Ludlow.


A Haiku to Vanquish Ludlow

The brutal winter
Gives way to flowers of spring.
Ludlow is vanquished.

Powers and Abilities

Active Powers
  • Cryokinesis: The ability to create and manipulate ice and cold.
  • Lightning Teleportation: The ability to teleport through lightning and/or electricity.
  • Telekinesis: The ability to move objects as well as individuals with the power of mind.
Other Powers
  • High Resistance: The ability to survive otherwise lethal attacks. Notably, he was generally unharmed after he was set on fire.
  • Immunity: The ability to be immune to the powers of others. Ludlow was immune to Molecular Immobilization.
  • Immortality: The ability to live forever with the immunity to aging and diseases.
  • Sensing: The ability to sense objects and individuals independent of their location.

Notes and Trivia

  • Ray Wise later goes on to play a similar character in the TV series Reaper, though in a more active and prominent role than Ludlow: his Reaper character is the Devil himself.
  • The name Ludlow presumably comes from the Horror movie The Demons of Ludlow.
  • The name of this demon has also been spelled Ludlov, v pronounced as a w, like in the German language.



Ludlow appeared in a total of 1 episodes over the course of the series.

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