Portal Creation is the magical ability to create portals to other locations, worlds or planes.


The user of this ability can create or open a doorway that leads one to another place. Portals come in a great variety, as their function and appearance depend on the user. Witches can accomplish this through spells, but it is more of a power associated with upper-level beings, such as powerful demons or angels. Some portals can be used for time traveling. Another can be used to forcefully send someone in with powerful gusts of wind. These portals are known as vortexes.

On another note, portals usually do not stay open for too long. The length of their opening varies depending on their purpose and power. Usually, they close once someone has passed through them, but they may also remain open for longer than that.



  • The demon Abraxas could create portals between the physical world and the astral plane. This made it possible for him to steal the Charmed Ones' Book of Shadows.[1]
  • The Tall Man could swallow beings and entire worlds and imprison them inside his body forever or teleport them to another location.[2]
  • The Source created a portal through which he vanquished the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse when they failed their task.[3] The Source created a portal to send whoever lost in the wrestling ring in the Academy to Purgatory.[4]
  • Cole created a portal beneath Piper to send her back to the Manor.[5] This was one of many powers in his arsenal collected from the Demonic Wasteland.
  • The Angel of Death creates portals to take the souls over to the afterlife. Piper had this power while she was an Angel of Death.[6]
  • Grimlocks create portals as short-cuts to the sewers.[7]
  • The Zen Master and his disciples, An Ling and Yen Lo were able to use surfaces of water as a portal to other worlds. As long as there was a sufficiently large surface of water between where they were located at the time to where they wanted to go they could use these portals to go anywhere.[8]
  • Neena created a portal and used a fire-like power to push an Angel of Destiny into it. She said she didn't know where the portal led, but hoped it was somewhere unpleasant.[9] She later used it to send Piper to the same place.[10]
  • The Seer once opened a portal in a closet in an attempt to kidnap Phoebe Halliwell. Darryl Morris was able to grab her and keep her halfway through the portal long enough for Phoebe to pull off part of the Seer's ear and be pulled back.[11]
  • Libris demons also have the power to create portals, which they used to capture their victims or launch a surprise attack.[12]
  • Tyler Michaels, as an Archai, can create portals to go to all planes of existence.
  • With the power of the All, Prue Halliwell could create portals to other locations, worlds or planes. She used this ability to create a portal for Kyra.
  • Zankou once created a portal to summon Kyle Brody into the Underworld.[13]



  • The demon Lukas owned a scepter that, when he tapped on the ground, opened a bottomless pit of torture.[15]
  • By using a pendant that they wear, Valkyries could create a portal that would take them anywhere they want.[16]

Time Travel[]

  • The Elders possess this power as a collective, and can even use it to send people backward and forward in time in a vortex-like manner.[17]
  • The time-traveling spirit Clyde was able to conjure a door that had a doorway that would send people either to the future or the past.[18]
  • Avatars also possess this power, and can use it to send people back in time.[19]

List of Users[]

Through spells, artifacts, and other means


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