"Oh, but there'll be a third child. Where did that premonition of yours come from, Patty? If not from the unborn child inside you."
Nicholas revealing how Patty got a premonition.[src]

Power Tapping occurs most often in magical pregnancies where psychic bonds between the child and mother are created. In these situations, the baby is to possess immense power and can be used to protect its mother when it senses her in pain or danger. In some instances, the mother can consciously tap into the powers of her unborn child.

There are also cases when a magical being could connect to the powers of their Past Life through their bonding but they must exist in the same timeline as their past incarnation for it to happen.

Known Examples[]

Melinda Warren[]

Whilst Charlotte was pregnant with Melinda, she had premonitions from the womb. With this ability, Melinda gave her mother a premonition that told her that her lover, Lawrence Cutler, was never coming back and that he did not leave willingly.

Phoebe Halliwell[]


Patty with her daughters.

Whilst Patty was newly pregnant with Phoebe, she had also premonitions from the womb. When Patty had a premonition of future Prue, Piper and Phoebe, she mistook them to be warlocks and warned her mother. She later tapped into Phoebe's power again to use a Power of Three spell to send her daughters back to the future.[1] At Piper's wedding, she revealed that on the day of Phoebe's birth, she had a premonition of her hugging her daughters, on that very day.

Paige Matthews[]

While in Medieval Times, Paige was able to tap into The Evil Enchantress' powers and use them because she was connected to her as her Past Life.[2] However, for some reason, Paige's lightning bolts had a different color.

The Source's Heir[]

Whilst pregnant with the Source's heir, Phoebe shared a magical bond with the fetus growing inside of her. Through their bond, the unborn child was able to cause Phoebe's head to emit flames while she had a fever at the hospital. While performing an ultrasound on Phoebe, the baby was able to channel its power through its mother and electrocuted the doctor in an attempt to protect itself from the cold ultrasound gel.

The child was also able to cause Phoebe to feel animosity towards Paige Matthews and provoked her to commit acts of violence against her. An instance of this would be while in the attic of Halliwell Manor, the unborn child caused Phoebe to send her sister Paige flying out the attic window. Another instance would be when the child caused Phoebe to punch Paige in the face while at Cole Turner's Apartment after Paige cast the Vanishing Spell to erase remnants and traces of Cole's vanquish. The baby did not like hearing this and sought its vengeance for what was said about its father, causing Phoebe to also call Paige a "murdering witch".[3]

The unborn fetus also allowed Phoebe to tap into its power of Fire Throwing, letting Phoebe send a stream of flames at whatever object or being she chose to. After Paige created the vanquish potion to destroy the Seer, she told Phoebe and the baby caused Phoebe to shoot a stream of fire at Paige knocking the potion onto the floor.

Wyatt Halliwell[]

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Wyatt heals Piper from the womb

After Piper Halliwell became pregnant with her first son Wyatt, she displayed concern for the safety of their child and soon discovered that the unborn baby could heal Piper's wounds from inside the womb.[4]

When Piper was desperate to talk to someone who had experience in raising and carrying a magical baby, she was frustrated for being unable to summon Grams. The baby could feel the frustration felt by his mother and during a heated argument with Leo, Grams was magically summoned in the room and she was made corporeal. Leo theorized that the baby conjured her to help Piper.[5]

When Leo and Piper started to have communication problems, they began to argue constantly. Piper's frustration over Leo not being there more for her pregnancy and Leo feeling as if Piper doesn't understand the importance of his other charges and Whitelighter duties fueled these arguments. When Piper and Leo began arguing again, the baby switched their powers as well as giving Leo Piper's pregnancy symptoms so the two could understand how each other feels. He also repeatedly interfered with Piper's power of Molecular Combustion, turning it into fireworks and flowers when she tried to blow up the Siren. After the Siren was vanquished by Leo with Piper's blasting power, he switched them back and stopped interfering with Piper's power.[6]

An encounter with a Darklighter led to the discovery that the baby could shield itself from demonic attacks. When the Darklighter attacked Piper and sent an arrow toward her, the baby sensed the threat to his mother and created the shield, deflecting the arrow away from Piper, leaving her unharmed. This led Piper and her family to believe she was invincible.[7]

He also defended his mother during the battle with the enhanced Cole after the abduction of Phoebe and Paige by Jeric. On an earlier occasion that day, Piper was able to tap into his power and find Phoebe through Scrying. The crystal flew out of Piper's hand and struck the country Egypt on a large globe since the map they were using wasn't big enough.[8]

Notes and Trivia[]

  • The only known women/witches to accomplish this had been members of the Warren/Halliwell family.
  • Piper and Phoebe were able to tap into Paige's power of Telekinetic Orbing by holding her arms when she wasn't able to speak.[9]
  • A similar effect occurred when Paige called Sam "dad" and this helped him free himself from the demon's trap.[10]

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