The Tall Man was a powerful demon who was believed to be impossible to be vanquished. His body served as a dimensional portal. The Source of All Evil felt so threatened by him, that he ordered the Seer to forge a magical cage to imprison the Tall Man for all eternity. Due to him being imprisoned for centuries, his true name is unknown.

The Tall Man was freed by the Seer in 2002, but was later vanquished by Phoebe Halliwell, who used the tremendous power of her unborn child.



Centuries ago, this powerful demon attacked and swallowed a few unknown worlds. The Source of All Evil felt threatened by his power, but was unable to vanquish him. In order to secure his position as the undisputed ruler of the Underworld, he ordered the Seer to forge a cage powerful enough to hold the Tall Man for all eternity.[1]

Release from the Cage

The Seer freed the Tall Man after the Source was vanquished in order to obtain Phoebe's unborn child. The Tall Man teleported to the manor to take Phoebe, but her unborn child took over her body and kicked Paige through the Tall Man, teleporting her to the cage instead. The Tall Man later tried to take Phoebe again, but she tapped into the power of her unborn child and vanquished him, which was believed to be impossible.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Active Powers
  • Sensing: The ability to locate and find people or objects.
  • Swallowing: The ability to consume anything and anyone. In combination with his power to create portals, the Tall Man uses this power to transport his victims to other locations.
    • Portal Creation: The ability to create portals to other worlds, dimensions or planes. This power worked parallel to his power to consume objects.
  • Fading: An energy based type of teleportation power.
Other Powers

Book of Shadows


The entry in the Book of Shadows.

The Tall Man

Oral tradition tales of a giant
whose body served as a
portal to other dimensions.
Because he was imprisoned
centuries ago, nobody knows
what this demon's name is
or if he even exists. There's
no known vanquish for him.
The Source was so threatened,
he condemned the giant to
spend eternity in a cage.

Notes and Trivia


The alternate page.

  • The alternate Book of Shadows page for the Tall Man is "The Thin Man", which could have been a reference to the film-noir of the same name.
  • The Tall Man didn't know who the Charmed Ones were, presumably due to his imprisonment.
  • The Seer called him "The demon who had swallowed worlds". Since she only brought it up while she motivated him to agree her offer, it's unknown to what exactly she meant, and which worlds he attacked.



The Tall Man appeared in a total of 1 episode through the course of the series.


  1. As mentioned in the Book of Shadows entry on the Tall Man.
  2. Season 4, "Womb Raider"
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