Tempus was sent by the Source in 1999 to help the demon known as Rodriguez, to defeat the Charmed Ones. Every time Rodriguez failed to kill them and got vanquished, Tempus reset time, allowing Rodriguez to be resurrected and learn from his mistakes, giving him another chance.
Tempus and Rodriguez were the only ones who knew about this, until Phoebe started having a strange sense of déjà vu and began to feel that they were in a time loop, which she theorized because of her power of premonition.
Defeated by the Charmed Ones
Rodriguez killed Andy Trudeau, and once the sisters figured out what had been happening, they cast a spell to accelerate time, therefore breaking the time loop and taking Tempus out of his time. Tempus, temporally defeated by the Charmed Ones, fled back to the Underworld and Rodriguez was vanquished by Prue telekinetically deflecting his energy ball.
In 2001, the Charmed Ones and Shax were exposed on live television. The sisters figured they needed to contact Tempus to reset time to before they were exposed, but none of them knew how. Their Whitelighter, Leo, decided to go to the Underworld, and ask Cole Turner to get the Source to contact Tempus, bearing in mind that exposure is still a problem for evil.
When Cole asked the Source, he stated that Tempus was still weakened from his last encounter with the Charmed Ones, and doing so again could destroy him. But later the Source accepts their offer, after making a deal with Phoebe for her to stay in the Underworld, and had Tempus reset time.
Book of Shadows
- The Devil's Sorcerer
- Manipulator of time
- Serving only his will always,
- always for evil's gain.
- Remove him, remove him,
- from the time he is in.
Powers and Abilities
- Active Powers
- Flaming: A fire-based type of teleportation.
- Other Powers
- Immortality: The ability to possess a possibly infinite lifespan.
- High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm.
- Through the Hourglass
- Chronokinesis: The ability to manipulate the flow of time. Tempus used the sand of an hourglass to reverse time to trap Rodriquez and the sisters in a time loop.
Notes and Trivia
- Tempus is Latin for Time.
- Tempus has never met the Charmed Ones in person.
- Tempus is indirectly mentioned by Phoebe in "The Good, the Bad and the Cursed" when the sisters encounter another time loop.
- Although Tempus's power appears and is vital to the plot of "All Hell Breaks Loose", Tempus himself is only mentioned and never shown.
- In "Desperate Housewitches", Dillon asked a Female Possessor Demon who she was trying to resurrect. One of his guesses was Tempus.
- The Book of Shadows entry for Tempus has a typo. The entry reads "remove him from the time his in" instead of "he is in".
Tempus appeared in a total of 1 episode over the course of the series.
|Charmed, Season 1|
|#01||"Something Wicca This Way Comes"||#09||"The Witch is Back"||#17||"That '70s Episode"|
|#02||"I've Got You Under My Skin"||#10||"Wicca Envy"||#18||"When Bad Warlocks Go Good"|
|#03||"Thank You For Not Morphing"||#11||"Feats of Clay"||#19||"Out of Sight"|
|#04||"Dead Man Dating"||#12||"The Wendigo"||#20||"The Power of Two"|
|#05||"Dream Sorcerer"||#13||"From Fear to Eternity"||#21||"Love Hurts"|
|#06||"The Wedding from Hell"||#14||"Secrets and Guys"||#22||"Déjà Vu All Over Again"|
|#07||"The Fourth Sister"||#15||"Is There a Woogy in the House?"|
|#08||"The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts"||#16||"Which Prue is It, Anyway?"|