"I only have the ability to sense great powers, not possess them. That's how I found you, that's how I'll find Ramus. Now, help me do the right thing, Kevin. Bring your superhero back to life, before somebody else loses theirs."
Arnon to Kevin

Witches in Tights is the 5th episode of the fifth season and the 93rd overall episode of Charmed.


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A fiendish demon uses a young boy's magical drawings to transform into a super villain and, in order to stop the demon, the boy must transform The Charmed Ones into comic book super-heroines.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]




Magical Notes[]


  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Arnon.
  • Thought Projection: Used by Kevin to project a tiger, the Aggressor and to turn the Charmed Ones into superheroines, after he drew them first.
  • Hyper Speed: Used by the Aggressor, Piper, Phoebe and Paige (as superheroines) to move very fast.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo and Paige.
  • Hovering: Used by Ramus while meditating.
  • Premonition: Used by Ramus to foresee two upcoming attacks and to see if Piper and Leo's baby'd be healthy.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze the Aggressor.
  • Adjusting: Used by the Aggressor to fight through Piper's freeze.
  • Super Strength: Used by the Aggressor while fighting with Phoebe. Phoebe (as a superheroine) used it to hold Edward Miller upside down. Later, the Aggressor used it to knock the Charmed Ones out of a window and to throw Leo out of his way.
  • Strangulation: Used by Arnon while threatening to kill Kevin.
  • Levitation: Used by Superheroines Piper and Paige to levitate onto a rooftop. Phoebe used it to leap from rooftop to rooftop, combining it with Hyper Speed. The Aggressor used it to get back on his feet.
  • Enhanced Senses: Paige used this power while listening if she could hear Arnon inside his lair. Later, her ears were hurt when airplanes flew over her, due to her super hearing.
  • Power Absorption: Used by Arnon (as the Aggressor) to absorb Ramus's powers. Kevin later unintentionally absorped Ramus's powers.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb the Aggressor's boots to her.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up Arnon.
  • Pyrokinesis: Used by Cole to kill Edward Miller.

Notes and Trivia[]


WB's promo

  • An alternate title for this episode that The WB used in promotional commercials was Magic Wears a Mask.
  • Dave's apartment is the same one used in "Dream Sorcerer" and "The Witch is Back".
  • This episode is the eighth episode to have the word witch in its title.
  • When Piper is a superheroine, she moves with super speed, making it the second time we see her demonstrate this ability. The first time was in the "Awakened". She would later demonstrate this ability again in "Gone with the Witches" with Penny's ring.
  • The color of Paige and Phoebe's lips changed to coordinate with the colors of their costumes; Paige's turned bright pink and Phoebe's turned bright red.
  • Kevin named the superhero form he drew of the Charmed Ones the Protectors. Which is symbolized by a P logo on their costumes. It continues the tradition of names linked to the Power of Three starting by a P.
  • Although Elders were previously seen in "Blinded by the Whitelighter", their hoods were up and their faces were never shown. Thus, this episode marks the first time an Elder is ever fully seen.
  • In The WB's official trailer for this episode, one clip isn't used in the episode; when Paige lifts the car.
  • The costumes that the sisters wear in this episode are seen again in "Chris-Crossed" in the future museum with other things that the sisters have turned into.
  • At the start of the episode, Alyssa Milano is wearing the red dress she wore for her promotional pictures of the season, the one shown on the region 1 DVD cover of the season.
  • The Aggressor is portrayed by Todd Tucker, who portrayed various creatures across the series and is responsible for many special effects and costumes.
  • This episode scored 5 million viewers.
  • Phoebe's actions in this episode (torturing the landlord) are later used against her and the Charmed Ones in "Crimes and Witch-Demeanors".
  • Leo mentions The Demon of Illusion, who appeared in "Chick Flick".
  • Mark Sheppard, who portrays Arnon, stars in the CW's Supernatural alongside Misha Collins, who also appears in "They're Everywhere".
  • Paige orbs during sex at the point of climax, a fact she embarrassingly admits to her sister the following night. A similar scene takes place in "Wicca Envy" when Piper reveals to her sisters that she used her power during sex with Leo to freeze him.
  • Phoebe does not use either of her powers.

Cultural References[]

  • The title of this episode is a play on words of the Robin Hood film: "Men in Tights".
  • This is one of many episodes in which one of the Charmed Ones is referred to as Wonder Woman. It should be noted that Jeannie Epper who plays an elderly woman in this episode, was previously the main stunt woman used on the television series Wonder Woman.
  • When volunteering to go with Paige to the comic book stores, Piper refers to herself as the Invisible Woman, the name of the female member of the Fantastic Four.
  • In this episode, Phoebe says "Who was that masked man?". Prue said the same thing in "All Halliwell's Eve". "Who was that masked man?" is a song sung by Van Morrison. It is also a reference to the famous quote from "The Lone Ranger".

Continuity Errors[]

  • The original drawing of the Charmed Ones as superheroes is different from the one Arnon tore up.
  • In the opening scene where Piper and Leo are checking out a DJ at another club there is an overhead shot of the club and in the lower right hand corner Paige and Dave are shown talking with Leo and Piper, but after the scene cuts out Piper is just walking in.
  • When the Aggressor throws Phoebe into Piper and Paige, Paige's hair is blonde-like color instead of red.
  • Fourteen minutes into the episode, Phoebe is shown in her office speaking on the phone to Piper regarding the arrival of Ramus and Phoebe's laptop's (a Mac) glowing apple logo is shown to be on, then off, then on again, throughout the scene, however her laptop is shown to be on.
  • The table that was destroyed in the solar room when Leo and Ramus orbed in, is destroyed again when The Aggressor crashes on it almost killing Kevin, and is restored when Leo and Ramus orbed again into the manor for the equinox. The same happens with the piece of furniture that the sisters were thrown against by the Aggressor.


Episode Stills[]

Behind the Scenes[]

Screen Caps[]


Phoebe: (on the phone with Piper) Oh, for goodness sakes. Okay, well, what about, um... (Cole stands at the doorway. He clears his throat.) Cole.
Piper: Cole, watching an Elder? I really don't think that's a good idea.

Cole: (to Phoebe) You may be a lot of things but powerless isn't one of them.

(Piper and Paige, as superheroes, just rescued a woman from a mugging.)
Woman: Who are you people? Where did you come from?
(Piper and Paige help her up.)
Piper: Well, that's a mighty good question, lady.

(Arnon's supervillain powers are stripped from him by Paige and he's rendered practicaly powerless)
Paige: Fortunately, since you have Ramus' powers, you should be able to foresee what's gonna happen next.
Piper: It's gonna hurt isn't it? (Paige nods in agreement)
Arnon: (realizes what they mean) No!
(Piper blows him up, vanquishing him)

International Titles[]

  • French: Les protectrices (The Protectresses)
  • Czech: Čarodějky v trikotech (Witches in Tights)
  • Slovak: Čarodejnice v pančuchách (Witches in Pantyhose)
  • Russian: Суперведьмы [Superved′my] (Super[man]witches)
  • Spanish (Spain): Brujas con/en mallas (Witches With/In Tights)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Las super brujas (The Super Witches)
  • Serbian: Veštice U Helanke (Witches In Tights)
  • German: Superhelden (Super Heroes)
  • Italian: SuperStreghe (SuperWitches)
  • Hungarian: Szuperhős boszorkák (Superhero Witches)
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