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Vandalus was the antagonist of the Charmed novel: Garden of Evil. He went by the name "Micah Grant" as a human after the Elders cursed him into human form to strip away his power.

History[]

Early Life[]

Vandalus was one of the most violent, destructive demons of the Underworld, and fought for centuries against his arch-nemesis, Aplacum, for domination of the dimensions. If one ever killed the other, the vanquishing demon would reign supreme, bringing untold horrors to humanity. Fortunately, the Elders were able to lure Vandalus away from his loyal minions long enough to cast a powerful spell on him, banishing him to Earth in the early 19th century in human form. Over the centuries, he learned to access some of his powers (such as hypnotizing people), though he was not nearly as powerful as he was before.

To become Vandalus again and regain his full strength, he needed a kiss of true love to break the curse. He spent centuries trying to break the curse, but Aplacum always killed off his lovers before a kiss could be delivered.

Meeting Paige Matthews[]

In the 21st century, Vandalus became a well-known millionaire named Micah Grant, and dedicated to building halfway houses and orphanages to find vulnerable children who would learn to become loyal to him so that he may use them as his army when the time came.

After his rival was vanquished by the Charmed Ones, Phoebe speculated that she received her premonition to prevent Vandalus's current 'love interest' from being killed in the crossfire—Vandalus was able to trick Paige into becoming his new paramour. He subsequently trapped Paige in his garden behind a seemingly impenetrable magical barrier, even preventing Leo from orbing to Paige despite Leo's Whitelighter status theoretically allowing him to immediately join a charge he knew was in danger if he knew where they were. This gave Vandalus time to use his power to win Paige over, compelling her to basically forget everything her sisters had told her about what he would do if he achieved full power.

Fortunately, before the spell was complete, Leo had the idea that they try to contact Cole for his help penetrating the barrier, Leo speculates that the barrier was only effective against good magic and since Cole's abilities came from evil he may be able to get through. This plan proved successful and they got through the barrier in time to get through to Paige, and convince her to help them vanquish Vandalus.

Physical Appearance[]

In his demonic form, Vandalus was an intimidatingly hulking creature with a face that looked like it had been mummified for a thousand years. He showed deep fleshy wrinkles, hundreds of sharp teeth, and blank black eyes.

In his human form, however, Vandalus was extremely attractive, with tall height, broad shoulders, slim physique, dark hair, and unnatural blue eyes that resembled glass. He wore suits and formal attire while in this form.

Personality[]

Vandalus made himself out to be a kind-hearted, gentle, and overall benevolent person, but underneath that persona was a beast of menace who planned on raising armies by making homeless children loyal to him, and finding true love through tricks and manipulations.

Appendices[]

Book of Shadows[]

Vandalus[]

Vandalus, one of the most violent, destructive demons of the underworld, fought for centuries against its arch-nemesis Aplacum for dominion of the dimensions. If one ever killed the other, the vanquishing demon would reign supreme, bringing untold horrors to humanity.
Fortunately, the Elders managed to lure Vandalus away from his loyal minions long enough to cast a powerful spell on him, banishing him to Earth in the early nineteenth century.
As a human, Vandalus is of tall stature, with dark hair and piercing blue eyes. The color is almost unnatural.

Spells[]

Revelation Spell[]

Mirror of life, mirror so sure,
In your reflection all is pure.
Behind your glass let nothing hide,
Reveal the truth that lurks inside.

Vanquishing Spell[]

Power of Three spell
By the Power of Three, his spells be done,
His evil through, his mask unspun.
Take this monster away from us,
Let our words vanquish Vandalus.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers
  • Hypnosis: The ability to put people in a trance and make them do his bidding.
  • Thermal Blasts: The ability to throw lethal blasts of heat energy.
  • Super Strength: The ability to exert inhuman physical strength.
  • Force Field: The ability to create protective shields of magic. Vandalus used it to hold Paige and Cole captive, respectively. However, his initial barrier was only focused on keeping out good magic, which Cole's shimmering was able to pass through with Piper and Phoebe instead of Leo's orbing.
Other Powers
  • Immortality: The ability to live an infinite lifespan at an arrested age.
  • High Resistance: The ability to withstand physical and magical harm. Vandalus was able to survive Cole's lethal energy ball.
  • Immunity: The ability to be immune to magical or physical attacks. Vandalus was immune to Piper's power of Molecular Combustion.

Appearances[]

Vandalus appeared in a total of 1 non-canonical novel throughout the franchise.

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