Power Extraction means to pull powers out of magical beings or objects by the use of spells, potions or abilities. It can be temporary or permanent if absorbed completely.
Instances of Power Extraction
Spells and Rituals
Piper once recited a spell to exchange her power with Leo's, but inadvertently exchanged Prue's power with Phoebe's as well. Later Prue recited the spell twice to exchange powers with a Darklighter.
Years later, Piper and Phoebe cast the "To Exchange Powers" spell in an attempt to exchange powers, but Zankou interrupted the spell, which caused the powers fly into two nearby mortals.
Cole, as the Source of All Evil, once enlisted a Wizard to help him give up his demonic powers. The wizard and Cole performed a spell to transfer the Source's power to the wizard. However, Phoebe vanquished the Wizard before transfer was complete. The powers when extracted, appear as a bright transparent human-like figure.
Zankou extracted Phoebe's power with a potion from To Separate a Witch from Her Powers. He later used the same potion to extract Piper's powers. The powers, when extracted from Piper and Phoebe, appeared as swirling blue white orbs.
The Hollow absorbs any magical power that is used against it along with the original owner's other powers, leaving them powerless in the process.
A Power-Sucking Athame has the ability to absorb the powers of whoever is stabbed with it. The powers are stored within the blade until they are extracted. It is commonly used by warlocks to kill witches and steal/store their powers.
To Call A Witch's Powers
- Powers of the witches rise,
- Course unseen across the skies,
- Come to us who call you near,
- Come to us and settle here.
To Exchange Powers
- What's mine is yours,
- What's yours is mine,
- Let our powers cross the line,
- I offer up this gift to share,
- Switch our powers through the air.
To Relinquish Our Powers
- From whence they came,
- Return them now,
- Vanish the words,
- Vanish our powers.
Piper Halliwell's Spell to Remove Phoebe's Powers
- This witch's power cannot fight
- The lure of evil's magic might.
- Before misuse lands her in hell,
- Remove the powers of Phoebe Halliwell.