"She's mortal. She won't be able to fight it like a demon can. I give her a day until the weight of human emotion crushes her. You'll enjoy watching it."
—Vinceres to Cole Turner.[src]

Vinceres was a formidable demonic assassin who has terrorized magical beings and innocents for centuries. His threat was ended when he was cursed with the power of empathy by Father Thomas. However, he was accidentally freed by Prue Halliwell, who mistook him for an innocent.


Getting Cursed[]

In 1996, he tried to kill Father Thomas, who stopped him by passing his gift of empathy to him. As demons could not handle human emotions, the massive emotional load not only rendered Vinceres unable to kill, but also made him an utter wreck of the dangerously powerful demon he had been. However, with the help of Belthazor, Vinceres was able to trick Prue Halliwell into lifting his curse and placing it upon herself. He lured Prue to the abandoned building where Vinceres, posing as a human named Vince, was hiding.

Being Freed[]

Believing Vinceres was an innocent who desperately needed her help, Prue cast a spell to rid him of his unwanted gift of empathy, hence freeing him from the tremendous emotional pain that had been paralyzing him. Unknown to her, her spell did not work the way she intended it to - the cunning Vinceres passed his empathy to her by holding her hand. Both Belthazor and Vinceres thought that the emotional load would ultimately kill Prue, since she could not handle it the way a demon could. This ironically provided Prue with the power boost she needed to vanquish him.

Powers and Abilities[]


An example of Vinceres' power

Active Powers
  • Rising: The ability to rise when one has been knocked down.
  • Super Strength: The ability to possess more physical strength than mortals can possess.
  • Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the power of one's mind alone.
  • Touch of Death: The ability to incinerate people with a touch.
  • Sensing: The ability to sense the location of other beings.
Other Powers
  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical attacks.
  • Immortality: The ability to have an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
  • Immunity: The ability to be immune to witchcraft. Father Thomas noted that spells would be useless against him, and that Prue's spell only worked because he allowed it. However, he was still affected by the sisters' powers to some degree.
Natural Abilities
  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: As a demon assassin, Vinceres was particularly skilled in hand-to-hand combat - with little effort, he bested Phoebe (who had, by then, more than two years of training in self-defense) in a fight, but Prue was able to match him blow for blow due to her temporary empathic powers enhancing her own combat skills.
Previous Powers
  • Empathy: The ability to sense and read the emotions of other beings. Vinceres was cursed with this power and could not handle the emotions as a demon. He lost this power after Prue cast a spell to help him.


Book of Shadows[]


For centuries this immortal hitman has terrorized supernatural
beings and innocents alike. His innate defenses, combined with
his ability to burn his victims to death, have allowed him to
successfully eliminate numerous forces of good. Staying out of
his line of attack is the wisest course of action.


To Free An Empath of His Gift[]

Free the Empath
Release his Gift,
Let his Pain
Be cast Adrift.

Notes and Trivia[]


Vinceres appeared in a total of 1 episode over the course of the series.