"You're the heart of this family, Piper."
Patty to Piper before her wedding.[src]

Piper Halliwell is the second oldest Charmed One, younger sister of Prue, older sister of Phoebe and older maternal half-sister of Paige Matthews. She is the mother of Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda Halliwell. Piper is the second-born of Patty Halliwell and Victor Bennett. She is also the wife of Leo Wyatt.

After the death of Prue, Piper is considered to be the most powerful of the three sisters. Her powers work through the manipulation of molecules: slowing them down to the point where things freeze, and speeding them up to either induce heat or cause explosions. Besides this, she possesses the basic powers of a witch: casting spells, brewing potions, scrying for lost objects or people, and divining for information. Furthermore, Piper can access The Power of Three, the collective power of the Charmed Ones.

Piper works as a chef in her own restaurant, which she named Halliwell's, a nod to her family. She opened the restaurant in 2008 after closing down her nightclub, P3.


Early life[]

Prue: "That's my doll"
Piper: "You gave it to me"
Prue: "No, I didn't. You stole it."
Prue and Piper when they were toddlers[src]

Piper in 1975

Piper was born on August 7, 1973, to Patty Halliwell and Victor Bennett. She was born with the Wiccan power of Molecular Immobilization. On March 24th, 1975, she was visited by her future self who, along with the future selves of her sisters, tried to unbind the bond that her mother had made with the warlock Nicholas. Against her will, she had promised him the powers of her daughters and had granted him immunity from those powers by blessing his ring.

Prue, Piper and Phoebe as children

A picture of Prue (right) and Piper (left) holding their little baby sister, Phoebe

Sometime during November 1975, Piper and her older sister Prue Halliwell welcomed their little sister Phoebe Halliwell into the world. After her birth, their grandmother, Penny, bound their powers in order to keep them safe from Nicholas. To ensure their safety and a normal childhood, Penny erased all magic-related memories, causing them to forget about magic and their abilities.

In her teen years, Piper didn't quite know where she fit in; according to Prue, she was like Jan Brady.[2][3] Piper also felt she was ordinary compared to her sisters, Prue and Phoebe. However, Grams reassured Piper that she was special, that she was kind and caring, and the best little helper Grams had.[4]

Piper eventually graduated from Baker High School in 1992, but didn't yet have the courage to go away to school and stayed home throughout her college career. Eventually, she graduated and became an accountant at a bank even though it was her desire to become a chef.

Becoming a Charmed One[]


Piper and her sisters on the night that their powers reawakened

"I hate being a witch"
—Piper to her youngest sister, Phoebe[src]

On October 7, 1998, Piper's youngest sister, Phoebe Halliwell returned from New York after spending six months there. On that night, Phoebe had cast a spell that reawakened the powers of the three sisters that were bound by their grams when they were young.

Both Prue and Piper did not believe Phoebe when she told them that they were witches. However, soon after, Piper discovered that she had the power to freeze time, as she initially thought, (later revealed that her powers work through manipulating molecules) freezing Chef Moore during her job interview and believed her youngest sister.


Piper is confused and scared about being a witch

At first, Piper was confused and hated being a witch. Not sure from where her powers came or if she was truly a good being, she tried to keep the magic down. However, she couldn't fully control her power and often froze the scene when she began to panic.

Phoebe convinced her that Piper was good since she was the most caring person Phoebe knew. Piper, still not sure if she was truly good, went to a local church. As she stepped inside, she was convinced that she was good as she was not struck by lightning.[5]

Quitting Quake and Opening P3[]

"I owe it all to Joanne. She made me realize that somehow I had forgotten what my dreams were, still are. I always wanted to be a chef and have my own restaurant not manage one. It's a good job and the pay's okay but it's not my dream job."
—Piper decides to quit her job at Quake[src]

At Quake, Piper constantly had to work in double shifts. She was unhappy with her job and the lousy boss she had, which is why she decided to quit and pursue her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant.


"The Industrial Zone".

However, opening a restaurant would be too risky and thus Piper opted for a nightclub instead. She had set her sight on a building formerly known as "The Industrial Zone". Prue claimed it was a great place, saying that she often used to go to that club after work.[6]

With the help of her sisters, Piper got a loan and bought the club. She named it P3 which stands for "The Power of Three" as well as for herself and her sisters: Prue, Piper, and Phoebe. Though some say they thought it was the name of a parking level.[7]


The sisters and Leo having fun at P3

P3 had a rough start. The first few nights didn't attract many people and Piper was already in the red. Prue had already contacted someone from the bank to help pay off the loan. However, when Leo Wyatt had put a spell on Jeff Carlton, who was the manager of a popular rock-band called Dishwalla, the club was "put on the map."

The club became the "place to be" in San Francisco and was the biggest source of income after Prue had quit her job at Buckland. It was also the place where the sisters would go to after they had fought another demon. Piper tried hard to keep P3 demon free, and she succeeded very well.

Relationship with Leo Wyatt[]

Prue's Death and Accepting Paige[]

"Tell her, Piper. It's all right to hate her. You should hate her! When my parents died, I hated them for it. I was alone, and I hated them. It is okay to hate Prue"
Paige, to a raged Piper, to break her down to let out her true emotions[src]
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Piper breaks down at Prue's memorial plaque

On May 17, 2001, Piper's elder sister, Prue was killed in battle by the demon Shax. The sudden loss of their sister was devastating for Piper and Phoebe, but it had hit Piper harder. Her emotional rage caused her to act recklessly towards demons and get herself turned into a fury.[8]


Piper accepts Paige as her sister

After Prue's funeral, the two sisters find out that they have a half-sister named Paige.

Piper has trouble accepting Paige as her sister. When she was turned into a Fury, Paige caused Piper to breakdown and reveal how she felt about Prue's death; she was angry at Prue for leaving her, believing she couldn't survive without her. Finally revealing her true emotions, Piper, turned normal again, could start to mourn Prue and accept Paige as her sister.

Phoebe Becomes the Queen of the Underworld[]


Cole and Phoebe flame to the Underworld as the Source and the Queen

"Phoebe, you're evil. You're like the queen of all evil, literally"
—Piper to Phoebe Halliwell[src]

Cole Turner tricked Phoebe Halliwell in marrying him through a Dark Binding,[9] not knowing that Cole had become the Source of All Evil. Paige and Piper had figured this out[10] and wanted to confront Phoebe with this. However, Phoebe had a bigger surprise for them: she was pregnant. When she found out the truth through a premonition, she was in shock, however, the Seer convinced her to become the Queen of the Underworld.


A drunk Piper lying on the floor of P3

Convinced that it was impossible to turn her good again, Piper prepared potions to vanquish Phoebe. Leo and Paige tried to convince her that Phoebe still had good in her, but Piper was stubborn and didn't listen. She had lost a sister again and would rather see Phoebe dead than see her as the Queen of the Underworld and thus all evil.

Feeling helpless, Piper turned to alcohol and drunk herself unconscious. Paige was able to wake her up and convinced her that Phoebe could still be saved, and still turn back to good, as she had seen signs of goodness in Phoebe.


Piper, Phoebe, and Paige vanquishing Cole

Figuring out that vanquishing Cole could turn Phoebe back, Piper, Paige, and Leo went to their penthouse and confronted Cole. Right at the moment where Cole was about to kill her sisters, Phoebe interrupted. She joined her sisters and vanquished Cole despite her heartache. Piper and Paige were there to comfort her.

Phoebe was still pregnant, however, and the baby began taking over her. Piper tried to bind its powers but the baby kept defending itself and its mother. The Seer was able to steal the baby and crowned herself as the Source of All Evil. She, together with the council members was ultimately vanquished by the sisters, after which life returned to normal.

The Birth of Wyatt Halliwell[]


The sisters are overjoyed when they find out Piper is pregnant

Phoebe: "Don't you get it?"
Piper: "What?"
Phoebe: "Don't you get it? She's pregnant!"
Piper: "Who's pregnant? I'm pregnant?"
Phoebe: "Hi baby!"
— The sisters find out Piper is pregnant[src]

After many failed attempts, Piper managed to get pregnant. The pregnancy was not easy. Aside from the problems of a mortal pregnancy, Piper's powers became uncontrollable and she often burped orbs. This was all caused by the growing powers of the baby she was carrying, who also swapped the powers of his parents when they had a fight so that they could walk a mile in each other's shoes.


The baby protects himself and Piper from a Darklighter arrow

Both the sisters, Leo, and even Darryl decided it was best for Piper if she would stay out of demon-fighting. That way, the baby wouldn't be hurt. However, the baby proved to be able to defend himself and his mother from the womb by using a protection shield and healing wounds. Piper became invincible.[11]

Invincible as she temporarily was, Piper was still vulnerable to diseases. During her third trimester, Piper was diagnosed with Toxemia. The doctor said the treatment involved a no-salt diet, no stress, and lots of bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy.


Piper, Leo, Paige, and Phoebe with the newborn baby

The next day, Phoebe, Paige, and Leo discover that magic has disappeared from the world. As it turns out, a prophecy made long ago is about to come true: the birth of the Twice-Blessed Child.

Piper gave birth to her son, Wyatt Halliwell, on the dining room table on the same night. Wyatt came in a swirl of orbs, much to the surprise of everyone, because the family was under the impression that Piper and Leo's child would be a baby girl,[12] and thus it was an even bigger surprise to see Mr. Winkie between the legs, as Phoebe had put it.

Breaking Up with Leo Wyatt[]

Leo: "As an Elder, I have the power to take your pain away."
Piper: "You can't make me forget you."
Leo: "No, help you find peace."
— Piper and Leo break up[src]

Leo taking Piper's pain away

Piper temporarily broke up when Leo became an Elder. He was forced by the other Elders to stay in the Heavens. When they hugged, Leo used one of his new Elder powers to take Piper's pain away, making it easier for her to accept a life without him. He intended to lower the effects of this power each day until it finally wore off.


Phoebe feels Piper's pain

However, the whitelighter from the future, Chris had sent Leo to Valhalla[13] making him unable to reverse the magic. As a result, Piper became overly chipper, happy with every little thing in life, and always had a big smile on her face, but her powers began to lose control.

Phoebe and Paige had no clue of what Leo had done and tried to find a way to turn her into her normal self. Paige had cast a Memory Spell on Piper, hoping that she would turn normal again, instead, it erased all of Piper's memory; she had no clue who she was, where she was, or even who Wyatt was.


Piper and Leo decide that he should move out of the manor.

Sometime later, when the sisters could free Leo, Piper's memory came back and the power that Leo had used on her wore off when she saw him. Phoebe felt her pain with her newly gained Empathy power and began punching Leo. Piper then regressed into an emotional cocoon, willingly suppressing her memory and emotions, and became a Valkyrie.[14] However, her sisters were able to save her by making her feel it again.

Back in San Francisco, Piper and Leo decided that it was best that Leo moved out of the manor. He was still allowed to come over and spend time with Wyatt. This proved to be rather difficult for Leo.[15]

The Birth of Chris Halliwell[]


Piper after she finds out that Chris is her son

Paige: "Uh, Chris is your son"
Phoebe: "Wyatt's brother. Look, I know this is huge…"
Piper: "No, it's-it's not huge because it's not possible, it's crazy because I'm not pregnant."
— Paige and Phoebe reveal to Piper that Chris is her son[src]

Chris was conceived when Piper and Leo were trapped in Limbo by a Darklighter. Although she and Leo had no idea that Chris was their son, Phoebe and Paige both had already found out.[16]


Piper's baby bump when pregnant with Chris

They had kept it secret from Piper until they knew that she was finally pregnant. When they told Piper, the sisters decided to keep it secret from Leo who had gone up to the Heavens with the other Elders permanently. According to Piper, it would make things too difficult for her and Leo if he knew. A few months later, when Piper and Chris were attacked by the Spider demon, Phoebe and Paige had to tell Leo. Knowing how vulnerable she was, they had her moved to Magic School for protection until after the baby was born.

The birth, like Wyatt's, didn't go smoothly. The baby suffered from distress and had to be taken out immediately; during the birth, Piper lost a lot of blood and almost died, but the doctors saved her and Chris. Meanwhile, adult Chris had died. He was killed by Gideon whilst protecting his brother Wyatt.

Temporary Retirement and becoming Jenny Bennett[]


Piper's new appearance

Piper: "Just say you're okay with it."
Phoebe: "So we can get the next generation ready to pick up where we left off."
— Piper and Phoebe to Leo[src]

After vanquishing one of their biggest foes, Zankou, Piper and her sisters decided to retire from magic. They took on the appearances of three other women and also gave Leo another appearance. They faked their deaths and had Victor temporarily move into the manor.


Piper's memorial

After their funeral, Victor told them that the constant changes of appearances confused both him and the children. That is why Phoebe decided that the sisters should choose one appearance and make it a permanent one by the use of a spell. Piper chose the look of a blonde, which Leo liked a lot.

The sisters and Leo also changed identities, becoming the cousins of their father Victor. Piper was now known as Jenny Bennett and Leo as Louis, her husband.

The Ultimate Battle[]


The Charmed Ones summon the Hollow

Phoebe: "First the Triad..."
Piper: "Then Billie and Christy"
— Piper and Phoebe before the Ultimate Battle[src]

When Christy Jenkins had turned her sister, Billie, as well as the whole magical community against the sisters, making them believe they didn't care for anything else but themselves anymore, Piper and her sisters were banished to the Underworld. They were able to go to Phoebe's condo and prepare themselves to battle the Jenkins.


Piper is knocked unconscious by the epic explosion

Their first encounter with the two Jenkins occurred in the manor. Both the Halliwells and the Jenkins had prepared potions of the same strength. When the potion bottles collided, it created an epic explosion that blasted the Jenkins through the banister of the stairs, hurting Christy and the Halliwells through the windows of the sunroom, knocking Piper unconscious.


Piper with Phoebe's lifeless body after the Ultimate Battle

Paige orbed her sisters back to the condo where two demons, Nomed and Zohar, awaited them. The two demons had a proposition: the sisters should summon the Hollow and let it infect them after which they would collect the powers of the Triad and then kill Billie and Christy. Everything went according to plan but it killed Phoebe and Paige as well as Christy. Angered, Piper began punching Billie who was still alive.

Saving Phoebe and Paige[]

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Piper with Coop's ring

"But if you lend me your ring, I think I can go back in time and save her. It can do that, right? I mean, you can go back in time"
—Piper to Coop, planning on saving her sisters[src]

With the help of Coop's ring, Piper traveled back in time with Leo to 1975. Although Piper wanted to go back to Phoebe right before the Ultimate Battle, she traveled back to the moment of her conception. She and Leo appeared right into the bedroom of her mother and father, Patty and Victor.


Piper, Leo, and Patty in 2050.

Patty joined Piper and Leo and traveled to 2050. Again, Piper arrived in another time then she intended. She wanted to travel to her Grams in 1975 but instead traveled to the time where she herself was a grandmother. Piper and Leo's future selves advised the three on how they could save Phoebe and Paige. By returning the Hollow back to where it was contained before the whole manor exploded, they would save them.


Patty, Piper, and Penny returning the Hollow

Figuring that the Power of Three would be needed to return the Hollow. Piper, Patty, and Leo got Grams. The four traveled back to 2006. Right on the moment that they arrived, The Charmed Ones and the Jenkins had started the battle. Piper, Patty, and Penny successfully pull the Hollow out of the five women. Time adjusts itself to its new future and Piper flashes into her past self becoming her present self again. Phoebe and Paige are saved, alive again. Not long after, the Charmed Ones and Billie are able to kill The Triad and Christy and return Patty and Penny safely to their own time again.

After the Ultimate Battle[]


Piper attempting to freeze the vines

A while after the battle with Billie and Christy, Piper gave birth to her third and last child, Melinda Halliwell who was the daughter she had always wanted. One day while attempting to make dinner, she noticed numerous potion bottles miraculously over the stove. Unbeknownst to her, it was Melinda doing it, using magic that would be revealed later to her. The food that Piper was preparing then turned into vines that attacked her and she was forced to ask her boys for assistance.


Piper figuring out her restaurant

One of Piper's main priorities after the last battle was opening the restaurant she has always dreamed of. However, it was more easily said than done. She went through numerous locations attempting to find the perfect one for her. She eventually found one, however, her realtor thought it was a bad choice but she bought it anyway and asked Leo to help her with the construction.

The Altered Prophecy[]


Melinda uses telekinetic orbing

When Piper and Leo discover that Melinda miraculously had the power to orb, Piper sends Leo and Paige to The Heavens to question The Elders. There, they are approached by newly appointed Elder, Kyle Brody, who informs them that since Leo was a Whitelighter for so long, his magical abilities became ingrained within his DNA despite his being mortal, passing those genes onto Melinda. The Elders decided to interfere and caused these Whitelighter powers to manifest in Melinda so as to alter the prophecy of the Twice-Blessed Child.


Piper with her children

They wanted to make Chris and Melinda twice blessed like Wyatt, which would allow the three first born Halliwell children to inherit a more potent Power of Three so that in the future they would be a greater force of good than the Charmed Ones. Because the Council of Elders interfered too many times in human affairs, they were replaced with a new one, including Kyle.

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Piper and Leo talk about their kids

Leo then rejects a chance to get his wings back, so that he and Piper may grow old together. When the answers were given and Leo transferred the news to Piper, Piper tells him that she trusts Kyle with the secret of their children's new destiny, so as to keep the demons from finding out and coming after them.

Fighting against Neena[]


The Angel of Destiny with Piper

When the sisters come face to face with their new enemy, Neena, the first witch, Piper is sent into an alternate dimension by her. There, she meets an Angel of Destiny who tells her of the origins of magic and later leaves. Afterward, Piper finds Cole there and even though he helped her during their last encounter, she doesn't trust him, though she would be able to return home by doing so. However, after learning that Neena was prepared to destroy the world, Piper was forced to trust Cole and returned to the manor.

Afterward, Piper and Phoebe initiated the attack against Neena who was determined to fuse together the Underworld and the Heavens, eliminating the Grand Design altogether, citing the Elders' toying with Leo and Melinda in order to get Piper's understanding. Piper, her sisters, and the deceased Warren Witches then successfully bound Neena's magic. Additionally, the Angels of Destiny stripped all three of her children of any pre-ordained or unnatural destinies. After Neena was defeated, Piper demands to know why Prue wasn't at the battle. Patty and Grams tell the sisters that Prue was reincarnated into her next life, due to the fact that her destiny was not completed when she died. She made a deal with the former Elders and was reborn into the body of a stranger. She would not recognize the sisters, but maybe sometime in the future, the sisters would recognize her soul. However, they would not be able to speak with her. Piper was especially angry about this, stating that "we came almost all the way to the afterlife and my sister isn't here to meet us?" However, what she didn't know was that Prue had gone missing.

Opening of Halliwell's[]


Piper, her sisters, and Wyatt on the opening night

Everyone: "To Piper!"
Wyatt: "To mommy!"
— The sisters, their husbands, and Wyatt celebrating the opening of Halliwell's

Afterward, Piper successfully opened up her dream restaurant, naming it "Halliwell's." The opening night was a huge success with Piper finally reaching her goal and with Wyatt waiting on people with appetizers in an adorable suit. Piper, Phoebe, Paige, and Wyatt meet Leo, Coop, and Henry in the restaurant's courtyard, and they all cheer and give a toast to Piper.

Reuniting with Prue[]


Piper finally reunites with her big sister

Piper was overjoyed to be reunited with Prue, who had returned to Earth, taken over the body of a comatose witch, and taken on the alias Patience. However, she learned from her sister that by coming in physical contact with Paige, Prue's connection to them had blown the Charmed Ones' strengths out of proportion, causing Piper's freezing power to expand throughout the country.

She joined Prue on a hunt out on the frozen streets while trying to figure out a way to repair their powers. Prue later came to realize that her magic was what caused the disorder and stripped her powers to let the Charmed Ones live in peace, but promises to always be in touch.

The Shift of Magic and World Chaos[]

Soon after this, the world's magic suddenly shifted, allowing mortals to have powers instead of magical beings and the Charmed Ones were rendered powerless by the situation, but Prue gained all of her sisters' powers. After Piper's powers were restored, she joined forces with her family, Darryl and many of their friends to fight against Rennek and take back the Nexus of the All. By entering the Nexus, her powers were momentarily expanded, allowing her to destroy almost an entire army of demons. Though she and her sisters were unsuccessful at taking down Rennek, Prue managed to steal his magical possessions (the Empyreal Sword and the Grimoire) and use their powers, as well as the power of the Nexus to vanquish Rennek and then restore the world to its order.

The Old Ones and Prue[]

Throughout the next year, Prue's presence burdens her family increasingly. To add to their stress, a species of catastrophically powerful demons known as the Old Ones are returning from extinction, while at the same time, Tyler Michaels is being possessed by their vanquished enemies (such as Shax, Zankou, Tuatha, etc.). They later find out that Prue's influence was due to her soul and body trying to find what it had lost; namely the Power of Three. Since the Power of Three no longer had a place for her, she was beginning to hurt her family, and if the problem isn't solved soon, every living family member will die, including their children.

Prue is able to free Tyler by merging with the demon that possessed him. However, she became a threat herself and turned on her own family and close ones. Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Darryl, Andy, Henry, and a witch named Amelia try to stop her by entering her mind to help her fight Heremus's influence, only to be expelled. After Prue stabbed Paige with the Ancient Athame, she orbed them back to the Manor, where the Power of Three is shifted back to Prue. Phoebe is able to help Prue regain her senses, but it is too late. Heremus is only subdued and it won't be long before he took over again. Knowing this, Prue begs Piper to kill her. Piper tearfully tells her she loves her before stabbing her. This releases the All from her body, bringing Prue back to the afterlife while reviving Patience and Paige.

Throughout the next year, Piper, Leo, and Coop decide to form a Witch Council to unite witches with the superior beings. Piper cannot see her sister's soul, but somehow senses her presence and always hopes that she wasn't destroyed by the blade.

Later life[]


An elderly Piper reading her entry to her granddaughter

"...which is why we've truly been Charmed"
—Piper reading her entry to her granddaughter[src]

By the year 2050, Piper and Leo live a happy and healthy life at the manor. Piper still has possession of the Book of Shadows and reads from it to one of her nine grandchildren until she is tired and needs to rest. She still appears with long hair, though it has become completely grey.[17]

The magical lives of Piper and her sisters as the Charmed Ones are written in the history books of Magic School [18] as well as their own Book of Shadows, which has grown far thicker by the time she is eighty.


"Piper, listen to me. You are the most sweetest, most caring person I've ever met. No, I mean that, you are. You're always there to help anybody, even strangers. You've been doing it your whole life."
Phoebe to Piper.[src]

Piper is described as the kindest, most caring, and maternal of the four sisters. Also, she can be very sarcastic and quick-witted. Over the years, Piper grew from the meek, shy, and very much arbiter middle sister, to a confident, charge-taking, quite comedic cynical woman. Piper was often described as the glue that holds the family together.

When it comes to magic, Piper hates the constant demonic attacks and her sacrifice of a normal life. However, Piper knew that being a witch was a part of who she was and came to cherish it in time. Realizing that she would not be able to save innocents without her powers, Piper accepted her destiny as a Charmed One.

Over the years Piper has been known to have a temper and it has been fairly evident on many occasions such as blowing up Leo. A very notable moment was when she blew up her bedroom door after a heated argument. Gideon has even mentioned that her temper is worse when she was pregnant.

Physical Appearance[]

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Of all four sisters, Piper's appearance changes the least frequently and drastically. However, even these trivial changes reflect how her character changes.

  • Hair: For her entire childhood and going into her twenties, Piper sports dark brown hair of a moderate length and bangs. She lets her hair grow and gets a slightly lighter shade. Piper continues to grow her hair and gets light brown highlights during her first pregnancy. The highlights wear off and she wears bangs again. Piper continues to grow her hair and has a loose curl on occasion. Piper lets her hair grow long and cuts it occasionally. In 2050, Piper still has long hair and it turns grey.
    • Aliases: As the alias Jenny Bennett, Piper has blonde hair which is generally shorter than the hair of her normal appearance. Her second alias, Jamie Bennett has long brown hair with loose curls.
  • Wardrobe: Her fashion sense is conservative during her early twenties. As she grows older she starts to wear more feminine clothes as well as hair gloves on occasion.
  • Make-up: Piper wears little to no make-up. She keeps it clean and chooses colors that match her skin and lips closely. She only wears more make-up than usual for parties and other events.

Powers and Abilities[]

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
  • Potion Brewing: The ability to brew potions. This is considered Piper's specialty, due to her love and skill for cooking.
  • Scrying: The ability to locate a person or object by the use of a scrying crystal, a map, and sometimes other tools.
  • Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.
Active Powers

Piper freezing and unfreezing her sister.


Piper blasting a manticore.

Accelerating Pot

Piper boiling a liquid.

  • Molecular Manipulation: The ability to manipulate matter on a molecular level. More specifically Piper can reduce or increase molecular speed.
    • Molecular Immobilization: The ability to slow down molecules to the point that they freeze. This power works on almost all objects and beings, except certain upper-level demons such as the Triad, and other good witches. This is Piper's primary power which she channels through her hands.
    • Molecular Combustion: The ability to speed up molecules to the point that they explode. This power advanced so much that she is able to destroy upper-level demons. It is considered Piper's strongest and most frequently used power.
      • Deviation: The ability to manipulate your current magical power to deflect energies back in the direction it came from that are thrown in the targeted direction of the deviator. Piper is capable of this through the use of her molecular combustion power.
      • Molecular Acceleration: The ability to reverberate molecules at a speed which causes them to rapidly heat up and sometimes become disordered; this can often result in either melting or ignition. Piper gained this ability in 2008 when she wanted to blow up the Source of All Evil in the form of a Golem.
Other Powers
  • The Power of Three: The collective power of Piper and her sisters which enhances their powers.
    • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm, surviving otherwise lethal attacks.
  • Temporary Powers: Powers that Piper temporarily gained when she was transformed into or swapped powers with other beings.

Romantic Life[]


Piper and Leo kiss for the first time

Leo Wyatt[]

"Whitelighters and Witches aren't allowed to fall in love. It's like humans and angels aren't ... but I did. I fell in love with Piper"
—Leo to Phoebe about Piper[src]

Piper's longest and permanent relationship was with Leo Wyatt. She met Leo for the first time when he came to the sisters as a handyman. While he actually served as the Charmed Ones' Whitelighter, Leo was forbidden to have any romantic relationships with his charges. Leo eventually revealed himself as the sisters' Whitelighter when he was shot by a Darklighter named Alec. When Leo was healed, he broke up with Piper so that he would not be punished for their relationship by his bosses.


Piper and Leo orbing Up There

The year afterward, Piper had a relationship with her next-door neighbor, Dan Gordon. However, Piper still had feelings for Leo, for which he kept fighting for. Finally being able to win Piper for him, Leo took Piper to the Heavens to present her to his bosses. A month later the couple returned to earth, not noticing they had spent a month up there. It was revealed that they had to break up or else Leo would be reassigned to other witches. It was then that Leo proposed to Piper, saying that a marriage was the only way to be with each other as it could not be undone by the Elders.


Piper and Leo wed each other

"Heart to thee, body to thee, always and forever, so mote it be!"
—Piper and Leo during their Handfasting[src]

After a long struggle, Piper was finally able to wed Leo through a Handfasting. Two years later, the couple was pregnant with their first child, Wyatt Halliwell. Not long after the birth of their first son, Leo became an Elder and was not allowed to stay on earth any longer. This caused Piper and Leo to break up and almost divorce.

During their time apart, they spend a brief, intimate moment in which they conceived their second son, Chris Halliwell. Not long after the birth of Chris, Piper let Leo back into her life and became a couple again. A few months later, Leo fell from grace and became mortal.


Leo frozen and about to be taken away by an Angel of Destiny

"The loss, the pain will motivate you, all of you to fight, without which you will have no chance to prevail"
—An Angel of Destiny explains why Leo must die[src]

Not a year later, Leo was taken by an Angel of Destiny. His death would give the sisters more strength to battle whomever they had to fight in the Ultimate Battle. During his absence, Piper began to film simple household chores and her sons playing with toys, so that she could watch with Leo after he returned.


Piper and Leo passing a wall of family photos.

Eventually, when the Ultimate Battle was over, Leo was brought back to Piper and his sons. A year later, the couple welcomed their third child, and only daughter into the world, Melinda Halliwell.

Many years later, in 2050, Piper and Leo are still together and living a happy, healthy life. They have nine grandchildren which they take care of when their parents are working or fighting evil.

Other Relationships[]

  • Billy Wilson: Piper Halliwell dated Billy Wilson in eighth grade. Piper accused Phoebe of making out with Billy at Homecoming. However, Phoebe defended herself, saying she was just trying to help him find a contact lens.[19]
  • Joe, Barry, and Tim: Piper dated these three guys in high school. Nothing else is known about them or her relationships with them.[20]

Jeremy reveals himself as a warlock

  • Jeremy Burns: Piper first met Jeremy at a San Francisco hospital when grams was admitted for a heart attack. He had left her his number on a napkin, which he had given to her when she was crying in the cafeteria. A few weeks later, when Grams died, Phoebe left the manor for New York. Six months later, she returns and reawakens the powers of her and her sisters. Not long after, Jeremy revealed his true self, a warlock who wanted to steal her powers and those of her sisters. He was ultimately vanquished by the sisters when using the Power of Three Spell. A year later, he was brought back to life by Abraxas, and attacked Piper's banker boyfriend Rob, which caused her loan application for P3 to be denied.[21] Five years later in the episode Cat House, Phoebe told Paige that Piper and Jeremy were engaged to be married.
Piper and Mark kissing

Piper and Mark "kissing"

  • Mark Chao: A young Chinese-American college student who had 23rd birthday on the day he was killed and incinerated by Tony Wong and his gang. Mark's ghost form appealed to the sisters to save his soul, by giving him a proper burial, from the soul collector Yama. They both shared a passion for food and cooking and coincidentally both had jobs that had nothing to do with cooking since those earned them more.[22] Mark gave Piper the old Chinese recipes from his father before moving on. Piper attended Mark's funeral and saw him going into the afterlife with his father.[23]
Jack Manford

Jack and Piper on a date

  • Jack Manford: Jack was a regular customer at Quake restaurant. Piper and Phoebe had cast a love spell, which caused Jack to be attracted to Piper. Surprised, Piper tries to turn him off her by talking about her supposed tattoos and piercings, which only encourages him further. Piper realizes the love spell only conjures lust, and that love is something special between two people, something that cannot be conjured. After the love spell got out of hand, it was reversed and Jack had no recollection of the event.[24]

The arts' student, Josh

  • Josh: After Leo departs (upon Phoebe's discovery about Leo's powers), she meets an arts graduate student named Josh and subsequently they fight over a bottle of wine. Piper wanted it for a meal she was preparing for Prue's boss and her two guests, one of whom turned out to be Josh who, after succeeding in buying the bottle, brought it to the house as a gift. Despite not letting go of Leo, a cautious Piper begins to date him. After three dates, combined with Piper's love for Leo and Josh receiving a job offer in Beverly Hills, Piper encourages him to take the job, thus ending the relationship.[25]

Rob at P3

  • Rob: Piper almost sleeps with this bank loaner who was going to either approve or deny her request for a loan to buy a nightclub that would become P3. Despite having reservations, he was about to approve the application, when the resurrected ex-boyfriend Jeremy returns to try and kill Piper. Rob got attacked in the process and subsequently declines the application, leaving Prue and Phoebe to mortgage the house so Piper could live her intermediate dream.[26]

Piper and Dan having breakfast in bed

  • Dan Gordon: Aside from Leo, Dan is Piper's most impacted lover. While Piper and Leo were separated, Piper sought out a normal relationship with a mortal, her next-door neighbor, and former baseball player Dan Gordon. Although it started out well, the relationship began to fritter away when she blurts out Leo's name after he saved her from dying of Oroya Fever. When she figured out her feelings were really with Leo, she broke up with him. During their entire relationship, Dan remains oblivious to the fact that Piper is a witch, despite encountering many close shaves. He eventually learned the truth, but he proved unable to handle the secret. Piper, with the help of a genie, had the knowledge removed from Dan. Eventually, the pair ended their relationship altogether.[27]

Seth, Piper's first date since Leo

  • Seth: Seth was the first man Piper dated after Leo left. They went on a date, which was quickly interrupted by Chris. Seth was very understanding and patient with her situation since he had only recently begun dating after his own divorce. Seth later called the manor, though it is unknown if they went on another date.[28]

Brett, one of Piper's dates

  • Brett and Ryan: When Piper and Leo split up, she tried dating other men. Both Brett and Ryan were quite taken with Piper but were immediately scared away by Wyatt using his powers behind Piper's back. This led Piper to believe that her dates didn't like children. When Wyatt tries his trick on Richard Montana, a male witch whom Wyatt believed Piper was dating, Piper discovered it was Wyatt's magic that scared them away so that Piper would not date any other men.[29]
Piper and Greg making out in IDOP

Greg, the fireman

  • Greg: Piper and Greg's relationship was the longest relationship after her marriage. The relationship ended after Chris fooled Greg into believing Piper and Leo were still together by showing them "sleeping" together (due to his wish being granted by Phoebe). In 2006, while Leo was still encased in ice, Piper and Greg literally collided with each other. Noticing Leo was absent, Greg tried to re-bond with Piper. However, Piper turned him down as she was still holding onto hope of Leo returning after the Ultimate Battle.[30]

David, Piper's Mr. Right

  • David Right: After an epiphany caused Piper to swear off men, Paige and Phoebe decided to create the perfect man for her on her birthday—with a few of their personal preferences as well. An initially unhappy Piper comes round to adore him but after Chris manipulates David for his own gain (to try and convince the sisters to bind Wyatt's powers), all the sisters swoon over him, resulting in a food fight. Before vanishing at the stroke of midnight, David tells Piper not to give up on love.[31]

Professional Life[]

  • Bank: Before working at Quake, Piper had a job as a banker. Much to her grandmother's dismay, Piper did not want to work as a chef at a restaurant since a job as a banker earned more, and the family could use all the money they could get.

Piper working at Quake.

  • Quake: After the death of her grandmother, Piper wanted to honor her dream and applied for a job as a chef at Quake. However, she was hired as a restaurant manager when the current chef, Chef Moore had left for a job in France. Constantly working double shifts, and having a lousy boss, Piper was unhappy with her job. A year later, Piper was reminded of her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant by an old classmate, Joanne Hertz.[32] Piper decided to quit and pursued her dream.

Another busy night for P3.

  • P3: After quitting at Quake, Piper intended to open her own restaurant. However, the risks were too high to take and thus Piper decided to open a nightclub. With the help of her sisters, Piper opened P3 which quickly became San Francisco's hottest nightclub after Dishwalla put P3 on the map. Though the club struggled a few times, it did well overall and was the biggest source of income for the sisters. P3 became the place where the sisters would spend a relaxing night after all the demon-fighting and thus was one of the places Piper wanted to keep demon free, however, demons have been battled and vanquished there on occasion. Piper gave the club its name as a nod to the Power of Three, in honor of her and her sisters.

    Halliwell's on opening night.

  • Halliwell's: Nine years after opening P3, Piper decided to sell the nightclub and finally open the restaurant she had always dreamed of owning. Finding the right location proved to be difficult, much to the annoyance of her realtor. Finally, after visiting more than five different locations, Piper found the right place and began to get everything for the restaurant in order. The opening night of "Halliwell's," was a complete success.


  • Piper: A name that came from a surname given to those who played the flute pipe.
  • Halliwell: Derived from any of the several places named with the Old English pre 7th Century elements "halig" meaning "holy", plus "well(a)", a well or spring. These places include Halliwell in Lancashire, recorded as Haliwell circa 1200; Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire appearing respectively as Halegewelle and Haliwelle in the Domesday Book of 1086; Halwell and Halwill in Devonshire, recorded as Halgewilla in 1086, and Holywell in Northumberland, Kent, Cambridgeshire, and Cornwall.


  • Piper's blood type is AB-.
  • Piper is the first and last sister to write in the Book of Shadows. She was seen writing into the Book after she had reversed the backfired confidence-spell that she used on Doug, a waiter from Quake.
  • Piper's zodiac sign is said to be Gemini.[33] However, the family tree states that she was born in August, which would make her a Leo.
  • Piper likes to knit in her free time.[34]
  • In high school, Piper ran for Freshman Class Secretary, but she got so nervous when talking that Prue had to come on the stage to finish her speech for her.[35]
  • According to an old classmate, Piper liked to sit in the back of the class, drawing on her jeans.[36]
  • Piper has had the least amount of lovers out of the Charmed Ones. Conversely, she's had the longest standing romantic relationship of them all as well, with Leo Wyatt.
Piper Deathh

Piper as the Angel of Death.

  • Piper was the first sister to have transformed into another magical being, namely, a Wendigo.
  • Piper is the only Charmed One to have become a neutral being.[37]
  • Piper was the first to discover her powers.
  • Following Prue's death, Piper was the only sister with a defensive power, until Phoebe developed and advanced form of Empathy.
  • Piper is the only one of the sisters who doesn't possess a mental power.
  • Piper is the only sister to be transformed into a Goddess thrice; A Valkyrie (demi-goddess), the Goddess of Earth and Shakti, a Hindu Goddess.
  • Piper was the first sister to visit the Heavens.

Piper's past life and great-grandmother.

  • One of Piper's past lives was P. Baxter, the mother of Grams, making Piper technically the great-grandmother of her own sisters and herself.
    • Both Piper and P. Baxter were owners of a popular bar.
    • Piper is the only sister whose power is an advancement of her past life's power.
    • Piper is the only Charmed One whose past life did not have a power related to the elements.[38] However, she is the only Charmed One who is able to do so.[39]

Piper dies from Oroya Fever.

  • Piper died twice from non-magical reasons; the first time from Oroya Fever,[40] the second time she was shot by Alice Hicks when the sisters were exposed.[41]
  • Piper is the only one of the sisters who wasn't turned back into her teenage self, although a picture of her as a teenager was seen on the High School Reunion board that she had made.[42]
  • Piper's favorite cake is a double chocolate decadence cake.[43]
  • Piper is allergic to bees.
  • Like Grams, Piper used to keep her hands busy with combining several ingredients without actually making anything.
  • In the Unaired Pilot, Prue once called Piper "Switzerland"[44] as she was a neutral party between Prue and Phoebe's rivalry.
  • Piper is the only sister (other than Paige) to become an Angel.
  • Due to her potion-making skills, Piper was the only sister who could replicate her own powers.[45]
  • After the death of Prue, Piper inherited her golden necklace.[46]
  • Piper was the only of the three sisters who had contact with Cole after season 5 until the comics.
  • As a child, Piper didn't require any hand gestures to unfreeze young Andy, older Prue, and older Piper. She simply tilted her head, almost like how her power worked in the episode Once in a Blue Moon.
  • Piper was called surly on two occasions. Kyra referred to her as the surly one in "Witchness Protection" and Phoebe joked her middle name was surly in "Show Ghouls". Ironically, Piper first referred to Chris as being surly in "Hyde School Reunion".
  • Piper is the only sister who was never had a different hair color. Prue's hair was blond in the future during Morality Bites, and her new body as Patience has blond hair. Phoebe dyed her hair blond during season 3 and the first half of season 4. Paige's hair color changed starting season 5 and went back to brown midway through season 6.



Holly Marie Combs

  • In 2007, AOL named Piper the greatest witch in television history. In 2008, she fell to third place on that poll, but still remains the highest among the Charmed witches.
  • Holly Marie Combs originally auditioned for the role of Prue, whilst Shannen Doherty auditioned for Piper. She said that The WB wanted her to read for the role of Phoebe.
  • Holly Marie Combs has appeared as Piper in every single episode of Charmed including the Unaired Pilot. She is the only cast member to attain the Charmed perfect record.
  • Piper is the first sister we see in "Something Wicca This Way Comes" and the last sister we see in "Forever Charmed".
  • Holly Marie Combs has given birth to three children, just like Piper, however, Holly has three boys.
  • The child and teenage Piper's were portrayed by:
  • Piper is the shortest of the Charmed Ones.
  • There is a running gag in the series that Piper always gets migraines. Some instances are when she says "I'm getting a migraine," in Pardon My Past, and even in the final television episode Forever Charmed when she visits her future and when offered cookies she says "I think I'd rather have aspirin" and later in the same episode "don't ask, you'll get a headache" to herself.
  • Piper's counterpart in the reboot series is Mel Vera, a lesbian and women's rights activist. While Piper's powers are molecule-based, Mel's power was temporal. She came to learn to accelerate time on objects before losing her powers and gained the ability of Molecular Manipulation.
  • Piper's zodiac sign is Leo.


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  1. Based on the Warren Family Tree.
  2. Prue mentioned this in Coyote Piper.
  3. Jan Brady is a character from the popular sitcom "The Brady Bunch".
  4. As seen in the season 8 episode "Forever Charmed", when future Piper witnesses her teen-self talking with Grams.
  5. Piper has previously seen a documentary on Mary Eastey, a witch in the 17th century, struck by lightning when she wanted to enter a church.
  6. Prue said this in the season 2 episode "Witch Trial".
  7. As said by Treat Taylor who temporarily became the new manager of P3.
  8. As seen in "Hell Hath No Fury".
  9. A Dark Binding can be considered as a Handfasting for evil.
  10. Paige in the season 4 episode "The Fifth Halliwheel", Piper in "Saving Private Leo".
  11. As seen in the season 5 episodes "Y Tu Mummy Tambien" and "Sam, I Am".
  12. When Piper traveled to the future of 2009, she saw she had a daughter.
  13. Chris did this so he could become The Charmed Ones' Whitelighter.
  14. Because her power was still new, she was unable to control it which is why she started to punch Leo.
  15. Piper and Leo decided this in the season 6 "Valhalley of the Dolls, Part 2".
  16. Phoebe in the season 6 episode "The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell", Paige in "I Dream of Phoebe".
  17. Based on what we have seen in the last scene from Forever Charmed.
  18. According to Bianca in the season 6 episode "Chris-Crossed".
  19. Mentioned in the season 1 episode "The Fourth Sister".
  20. All three of them were mentioned by Cupid in the Season 2 episode "Heartbreak City".
  21. As witnessed in the season 1 episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes".
  22. Although Piper had a job at Quake, she used to be a banker.
  23. As witnessed in the season 1 episode "Dead Man Dating".
  24. As witnessed in the season 1 episode "Dream Sorcerer".
  25. As witnessed in the season 1 episodes "Is There a Woogy in the House?" to "Out of Sight".
  26. As witnessed in the season 2 episode "Witch Trial".
  27. As witnessed trough-out the entire second season.
  28. "Love's a Witch"
  29. As witnessed in the season 6 episode "Soul Survivor".
  30. As witnessed in the season 6 episodes "Chris-Crossed" and "I Dream of Phoebe" and the season 8 episode "The Last Temptation of Christy".
  31. As witnessed in the season 6 episode "Prince Charmed".
  32. As seen in the season 1 finale, Déjà Vu All Over Again.
  33. Revealed in the season 3 episode "Once Upon a Time".
  34. As claimed by Piper herself in the season 2 episode "Reckless Abandon".
  35. Mentioned by Prue in the season 3 episode "Coyote Piper".
  36. As said by Missy Campbell in the episode Coyote Piper.
  37. She was a temporary Angel of Death in the season 7 episode Styx Feet Under.
  38. Prue's past life had Cryokinesis, Phoebe's past life had Pyrokinesis and Paige's, although she was not a witch within the Warren line, could conjure the elements.
  39. As she can create fire with both her Molecular Combustion and Molecular Acceleration powers and could briefly create ice when she had Molecular Inhibition.
  40. As seen in the season 2 episode "Awakened".
  41. As seen in the season 3 episode "All Hell Breaks Loose".
  42. The picture was seen in "Coyote Piper"."
  43. Mentioned by Grams in the season 3 episode Pre-Witched.
  44. Prue called her this way in the Unaired Pilot.
  45. As seen in the season 4 episodes "Charmed and Dangerous" and "Long Live the Queen".
  46. As seen in "A Knight to Remember"