Pyrokinesis is the ability to create and manipulate fire at will. It can be channeled through the mind or hands. This is one of the most common elemental powers, possessed by Firestarters and several demons. Witches and Warlocks can also possess this power, but it is not as common.

Initially, this power may be difficult to control. Firestarters can accidentally set things on fire when experiencing strong emotions, such as fear or anger.


Pyrokinesis can be used for various effects. Most commonly, it is used to cause objects or beings to spontaneously ignite in flames. However, powerful and experienced users can instantly incinerate targets by concentrating on them in their mind rather than by staring at them.

It can also be used defensively to destroy incoming powers or potions. For instance, Christy Jenkins once used her pyrokinetic abilities to blow up a bottle of potion in mid-air by heating the potion up from the inside with her mind.[1]

Users can throw a stream of fire from the hands or focus to create a large sphere of fire that can be directed at targets. Christy, for example, could focus her pyrokinetic abilities to form these spheres, however, it took a lot of concentration. These spheres are also extremely lethal, seeing as Billie Jenkins was able to kill Christy, a powerful witch in her own right, by redirecting her sphere of fire back at her.[2]

"You can use your power to amplify mine."
—Christy to Billie.[src]

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Pyrokinesis can be amplified through the use of a potion or through the power of Projection. P. Russell, for example, once tripled the strength of her pyrokinetic power through the use of a potion made by the warlock Anton. The potion made her stronger and enabled her to throw fire.[3]

Billie once amplified Christy's pyrokinetic ability to a point where she was able to vanquish, Pator, a demon thought impossible to be vanquished.[4] Billie and Christy once again used amplified pyrokinesis to battle the Charmed Ones.[5]

List of beings who use(d) Pyrokinesis

Original Power

Through spell, potion, power stealing, etc.

Related Powers

Numerous other fire-based powers exist besides pyrokinesis. Unlike the latter, they are more specific and only perform a singular function. 

  • Incineration: Incineration is a rare and powerful ability, that, like the name suggests, incinerates someone or something.
  • Fireballs: Fireballs is the ability to create and throw balls made out of fire. Beings with the power of Pyrokinesis can create their version of fireballs, however, they are not as powerful.
  • Fire Throwing: Fire Throwing is the powerful and deadly ability to project jets of flame from the hands, capable of completely immolating even high-level demons.
  • Fire Breathing: Fire Breathing is the ability to emit a powerful stream of fire from one's mouth, which is capable of vanquishing even upper-level magical beings.
  • Pyromancy: Pyromancy is the ability to spy on others by looking into fire in order to gather information on someone.
  • Thermokinesis: Thermokinesis is the ability to mentally control and manipulate heat, encompassing the power and ability to boil and superheat things to scalding temperatures.
  • Optical Fire Bolt: A rare ability to shoot bolts of fire out of one's eyes.
  • Flaming: A form of teleportation by engulfing the user's body in flames.


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Notes and Trivia

  • Pyrokinesis was the first magical power to be used on the show.

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  1. As witnessed in the episode The Jung and the Restless.
  2. As witnessed in the episode Kill Billie: Vol. 2.
  3. As witnessed in the episode Pardon My Past.
  4. As witnessed in the episode The Torn Identity.
  5. As witnessed in the episode Kill Billie: Vol. 1.
  6. Gained from Kali.
  7. Stolen from Serena Fredrick.
  8. Temporarily after switching powers with Alec, though never used.
  9. As The Source of All Evil and with the powers from the Demonic Wasteland.