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Paige Matthews

Charmed One / Whitelighter

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Biographical information
Physical description
Name: Paige Matthews
Born: August 2, 1977
Gender: Female
Species: Whitelighter-Witch
Marital: Married to Henry Mitchell
Occupation:
Height: 5' 4"
Hair color: Brown

Red (formerly)

Eye color: Brown
Skin color: Pale
Status: Alive
Relationships
Relatives:
Romances:
  • Henry Mitchell (husband)
  • Kyle Brody (ex-boyfriend)
  • Richard Montana (ex-boyfriend)
  • Glen Belland (ex-boyfriend)
Best Friends: Morris Family
Magic and Powers
Title(s):
Basic Powers:
Active Powers:
Inactive Powers:
Items:
Fear:
Side:
  • Good
Whitelighter(s):
Appearance
Portrayed by: Rose McGowan
Seasons: 1
First seen: Happy Birthday Pip! You're A Witch!
Last seen: N/A
Paige Matthews was created by Brad Kern for the hit tv-series Charmed. However, all traits in Blessed belong to Matt.

Charmed info in this page has to be credited to Charmed Wiki. Please visit them for a complete version of Paige´s history.

Paige Matthews is the youngest sister of the Charmed Ones. She is the wife of Henry Mitchell and the mother of their children, Tamora and Kat Mitchell, and their adopted son Henry Junior. Paige was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Matthews after she was left at a local church shortly after her birth. She met her half-sisters, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, in 2001 after the death of her eldest sister Prudence Halliwell. She finally meets Prue in "Happy Birthday Pip! You're A Witch!".

As the daughter of a witch and a Whitelighter, Paige is the Charmed One with the most powers, despite being the youngest and last sister to come into her Charmed legacy. Her powers include telekinetic orbingorbinghealing, and the ability to produce light. Additionally, she also possesses the basic powers of a witch: The ability to cast spellsbrew potionsscry for lost objects or people, divine for information and see and communicate with spirits along with other typical Whitelighter-powers. Furthermore, Paige can access The Power of Three, the collective power of the Charmed Ones that enhances their powers.

Besides her duties as a Charmed One, Paige is a full-time Whitelighter, and works as a recruiter for Magic School.

Paige is a member of the Halliwell and Warren Family.

History

Early Life

The Death of Mr. and Mrs. Matthews

Meeting Piper and Phoebe

The Window of Opportunity

Moving into Halliwell Manor

Dealing with the Death of her Parents

Distrust of the In-Law and The Offer

Becoming a Full Time Witch

Paige's Inferiority Complex toward Prue

Taking on Whitelighter Duties

Temp Jobs with a Magical Purpose

Magic School and the "Coming Storm"

Temporary Retirement and becoming Jo Bennett

Billie Jenkins

The Ultimate Battle

The Birth of Kat and Tamora Mitchell

Adopting Henry Jr.

Throughout Blessed

Powers and Abilities

Basic Powers

Active Powers

  • Telekinetic Orbing: The ability to move objects with the mind with orbs.
    • Deviation: The ability to manipulate your current magical power to deflect/send energies back in the direction it came from. Paige is able to send attacks back in mid-air or by calling for them and sending them back.
    • Remote Orbing: The ability to orb other people from one place to another.

Whitelighter Powers

  • Orbing: The ability to teleport oneself from one place to another with the use of orbs
  • Glamouring: The ability to change one's appearance into the form of another.
  • Hovering: The ability to rise a few feet in the air with or without the use of orbs.
  • Healing: The ability to heal the injuries and wounds of others. Paige could originally only channel this power through another Whitelighter, but later learned to access it on her own.
  • Photokinesis: The ability of create and manipulating light.
  • Sensing: The ability to locate charges. This power does not work when one of Paige's charges is in the Underworld or vice versa.
  • Cloaking: The ability to hide yourself or someone magically from others. Paige can hide her charges by making them invisible to a select few.
  • Omnilingualism: The ability to understand, speak, and read any language that her charges speak, without training in it.

Other Powers

Personality

Paige is very similar to her deceased oldest sister, Prudence Halliwell, in terms of personality. She is stubborn, strong-willed, and has issues with her (biological) father. One of Paige's main personality traits and something that she struggled with after becoming Charmed was her independence. For over 20 years, Paige went through life as an only child and attempted to retain her independence after finding her sisters, though she still loved them and considered them a blessing to her even if she sometimes had little disagreements with Piper because of how different they are much like Prue and Phoebe had.

During her teens, Paige was a rebel like her older sister Phoebe. She used to smoke and at one time was an alcoholic. However, she matured heavily when both her adoptive parents died in a car accident.

With Whitelighter blood inside of her, Paige has an inherent need and ability to help others, which led her to wanting to become a social worker.

Paige is not one for tradition or mainstream things. She prides herself on what she calls her "weirdness", and usually desires for her love interests to be "weird" as well. Paige also takes pride in being a witch, and wants to be with men who fully accept her heritage.

Romantic Life

Henry Mitchell

Main article: Paige Matthews and Henry Mitchell

Other Relationships

  • Philip Lewicky:
  • Vincent:
  • Dave:
  • Shane:
  • Mason Gowan:
  • Glen Belland:
  • Dave #2:
  • Trevor:
  • Nate Parks:
  • Richard Montana:
  • Vincent Right and Vincent Wrong:
  • Kyle Brody:

Professional Life

  • South Bay Social Services: Paige's first job was a social assistant. She worked for Bob Cowan and dreamt of being promoted to social worker. Paige got promoted to social worker twice: she turned down the first one. Though she accepted the second promotion, she found it too distracting from her calling as a witch and decided to quit altogether.
  • Temp Jobs: After quitting her job at South Bay Social Services, Paige had a few temp jobs. Some of these jobs were Dog WalkerFruit PackerSecretaryMagic Performer Assistant, and Caretaker for the Elderly.
  • Headmistress of Magic School: After Gideon was killed by Leo Wyatt, Magic School was being closed by the Elders. Paige, however, found that the school should stay open for all its students. The Elders agreed but only if she would become the headmistress.
  • Full-time Whitelighter: After quitting her job as headmistress of Magic School, the Elders made her a full-time Whitelighter. Although she resented it at first, she embraced the job after the Ultimate Battle.
    • Known charges: Sam WilderMitchell HainesJoannaBillie JenkinsSpeed, and Mikelle

Physical Appearance

Paige has long brown hair, and most notably red hair in 2005-2006.

Her eyes are the color of brown.

She is 5 feet and 4 inches tall.

Appearances

Season 1

Notes and Trivia

  • Paige's zodiac sign is Leo.
  • Paige is Wyatt Halliwell's godmother.
  • Paige has a knack for singing.
  • Paige is a really good artist. She used to paint frequently during her early twenties but stopped because of all the demon fighting.
  • Paige discovered that a vanquishing haiku could be used instead of a vanquishing spell.
  • Paige was good at Chemistry during High School.
  • Paige is ticklish on her third toe on left foot and right below the neck, only salts her popcorn on the right side of the bag, and cries every time she watches "The Wizard of Oz".
  • Both Prue and Paige disliked Cole Turner.
  • Like her older sisters, Prue and Phoebe Halliwell, Paige has gone through a rebellious stage as a teenager.
  • Both Prue and Paige's true loves were police officers.
  • Mylie said that Paige has a big underwater fanbase.
  • Paige is the only sister that is a kind of Angel (Whitelighter) at birth instead a transformation.
  • Paige is also the only Whitelighter-Witch hybrid that hasn't displayed regular telekinesis.
  • Paige is claustrophobic.
  • Out of all sisters, Paige has the most powers due to her Whitelighter side. Out of all witches of the Warren Line, she has the second most powers, the first being her second-oldest nephew, Wyatt Halliwell.
  • Paige seems to have a good intuition. and is an excellent Tarot reader.
  • Both Paige and Phoebe's past lives were evil.
  • Paige's past life isn't connected to the Warren Line of witches. However, she does have an entry in the Warren Book of Shadows.
  • Paige is the only sister who hasn't traveled to the future, only to the past.
  • Paige is the only sister who was never seen as a child, only as a baby, teenager, and adult.
  • Ever since she found out one of her ex-boyfriends was married, Paige would often ask her many boyfriends after him if they were married, including Kyle Brody and her husband, Henry Mitchell.
  • It has never been explained why Paige never inherited her Wiccan powers before meeting her sisters.
    • One possible theory is likely to be caused by the prophecy of the Charmed Ones, which only foretold the existence of three sisters instead of four, and subsequently somehow stripped her affinity to witchcraft. This theory explains why she had to touch her sisters to be able to recreate the Power of Three and awaken her powers; it would also explain the reason she received the power of telekinesis, because Prue was the one who had it, and with her death, the witch with this power was lost. This also theorizes that if Piper or Phoebe had been the one who died, Paige would have received one of their powers instead.
    • Another theory is that Grams bound Paige's powers at infancy for protection like she did with Prue, Piper, and Phoebe.
  • In the Charmed episode "Charmed Again, Part 2", Paige was shown to own a pet bird named Oscar. However, after the bird was killed by The Source, he was never mentioned again.
  • As a child, Paige owned a clown puppet named Slappy, which once manifested in the real world as a real clown.

References

  1. Paige Matthews - visit them for more.
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