Arthur Cobbs
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History Professor at Magic School


Dating Violet Morgan



Character information
First appearance

Chosen Chapter 3: Under the Full Moon

Last appearance

Chosen Chapter 15: We Have History

Portrayed by

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Well, I was always fascinated by history. After discovering my powers, I traveled the world a lot, which eventually led me to the school. So I applied and was hired, even though I did not even had an official degree."
—Arthur to Violet.

Arthur Cobbs is a Wizard born to a mortal mother and the Wizard Ambrose. He was raised by his mother until her death during his teenage years. Arthur then discovered his powers and started learning about magic. Due to his passion for history, he applied for a position at Magic School and was hired by Leo Wyatt.


Early LifeEdit

Arthur grew up with his mortal mother unaware of his magic or who his father was. His powers manifested while he was a teenager shortly after the death of his mother. He then started to travel around the world and pursue his passion for history. In late 2006, Arthur was hired as the new History Professor of Magic School. He was hired by Leo Wyatt shortly after the Charmed Ones had reclaimed the school from evil and it was reopened.


After being infected by a Wendigo, Duncan went to Magic School to find answers. Arthur helped him find the book he was looking for. After Duncan left, Arthur revealed he had been spying on him and studied the book himself. When Billie and Violet later appeared to find out what was going on, Arthur helped them by showing them the book Duncan needed.

Shortly after the Titan Prometheus was freed, Arthur was sought out by the Chosen for some more information. Arthur informed them of the true history of Pandora's Box and its connection to the Titan.

Survivor IslandEdit

Along with the Chosen, Arthur was trapped on Survivor Island after trying to help them identify the demon they were hunting down. On the island, Arthur met up with Violet and they grew closer while trying to survive together. While studying some ancient ruins of the island, Arthur made a remarkable discovery, noticing that the ruins resembled both Atlantis and the city of Zanbar.

The Gemini FactorEdit

After his stay on the Island, Arthur became obsessed with the ruins he found there and linked them to the Wizard race. He later went on a date with Violet and they got to know each other better. Violet suggested that his research into the ruins was personal as it was really about finding out more about his father.

Arthur later helped the Chosen in their fight against the twins and assisted Duncan with making power stripping potions. Arthur decided to stay behind at Magic School in case they needed more potions, and thus was not present when Bacarra engulfed the city in darkness.


Due to his research in the ruins on Survivor Island, Arthur was asked to join an expedition to an ancient city by a renown anthropologist. After discussing it with Violet, who was now officially his girlfriend, Arthur accepted the offer. Violet later visited him and they spent one last night together before he left.


Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Basic Powers

Active Powers

  • Spiralization: The ability to teleport through swirling blue spirals.
  • Illusion Casting: The ability to cast illusions, affecting all senses but touch. Additionally, he can glamour into other people or make himself invisible. Arthur is skilled at using illusions, even using them in his history classes to illustrate his lessons.

Passive Powers

  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm.


  • Arthur Cobbs' name is based on the main characters of Inception, which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt.