Christopher Halliwell is the second son of Piper Halliwell and Leo Wyatt, born in 2004. He is the younger brother of Wyatt and the older brother of Melinda Halliwell. Like his brother, Chris is a Whitelighter-Witch hybrid. He is named after his paternal grandfather, Christopher Wyatt.
Time Travel and Pre-BirthEditThe Charmed Ones first met the Whitelighter from the future known as Chris Perry during the Titans' attack. This alternate timeline Chris manipulated events so Leo would become an Elder, so he would be appointed as the sisters' new Whitelighter. He then warned them of the evil that was going to harm Wyatt without revealing the entire truth and pushed the sisters to hunt down all suspects. He was eventually forced to reveal that he didn't came to save Wyatt from evil, but to prevent him from becoming evil instead.
Phoebe found out Chris' true identity during a vision quest and confronted him about it. Chris then told her the truth and asked for her help bringing his parents back together in time for him to be born. He was later forced to reveal the truth to Paige as well. When Piper and Leo were banished to the Ghostly Plane by a Darklighter, they grew closer and eventually slept together, resulting in Piper becoming pregnant with Chris. Her sisters then revealed that Chris is her son from the future.
Chris grew closer to his family and even repaired the difficult relationship with his father while they kept searching for the thing that would turn Wyatt evil. Eventually it was revealed that is was the Elder Gideon who was responsible. When discovered, Gideon fatally stabbed Chris with a cursed athame to prevent healing and Chris passed away in his father's arms. However, Piper went into labor around the same time and gave birth to baby Christopher. His father later avenged his future son by killing Gideon and saving Wyatt.
Chris was born around the time his future counterpart died. Due his his young age, Chris experienced little of his mother and aunt's magical struggles as he was too young to understand. At one point as a toddler, he swallowed a marble. As described by Wyatt, Chris was a huge computer geek in his early teens and took daily hour-long showers, much to his brother's frustration.
Four Witches and a Funeral Edit
After hearing from the Elders that a witch had been killed by a warlock, Chris went to his mother's restaurant to warn his family. He later went to the alley where the murder was committed and met Gretchen, Matt's Whitelighter. She told him that the warlock had acquired the power of invisibility.
Chris went to the underworld to search for information about the warlock but he failed. He also discovered that another witch had been killed and that the warlock had stolen from her the power to shapeshifting. When he told his mother she forbade him to hunt down the warlock alone, so he decided to ask Wyatt for help, but since he was busy with school, his mother told him to try one of his aunts, and since Ryan, Melinda 's boyfriend was about to be officially introduced to the family, it would not be talked about magic that evening.
Discovered that the warlock had targeted Melinda, Chris warned the elders and the rest of the family of the danger. He later attempted to locate the warlock, but was unsuccessful. However, his father managed to identify him as Anders Blackwell. Later he learned that he had kidnapped Ryan, and dissuaded his sister from handing over to Anders to free him.
Having located the mortal's position thanks to Coop, he went to free her with his mother and sister, and tried in vain to persuade them not to separate. Eventually they managed to free Ryan, and and eliminate Anders but Piper was wounded to death. Chris was very saddened by his mother's death, but still managed to convince Ryan and Melinda to go to the funeral.
As a young adult, Chris started working as an orderly in a hospital because he liked being able to help people and the hours made it easy to sneak out in case of a demonic emergency. He often worked together with his brother to fight evil, though he was always a bit jealous of his brother for being more powerful, popular and well-liked. This caused a huge fight when the Spirit of Rage Darius infected them both with rage during a memorial dinner for their mother. The fight even led to a physical confrontation, but the fight was quickly broken up. When Darius' manipulation was revealed, the brothers realized that the issues didn't come out of nowhere, but made up nevertheless.
When the manipulation was revealed, Chris orbed back home, where he was confronted by a mysterious demon who stole the Book of Shadows. He later helped his family vanquish the resurrected demon Shax and confronted the mysterious demon to get the book back, at which time the demon was revealed to be The Source of All Evil. Chris later realized his father was still mourning his mother. To get a fresh start and move on, Leo decided to move to Magic School, leaving the brothers alone in the manor with their cousin Henry Jr. as new roommate.
His First ChargeEdit
While he was working in the hospital, Chris heard a jingle, and he was not happy about it, which meant that a charge needed him and he did not want charges because he preferred to be a Witch compared to being a Whitelighter. Shortly thereafter he was joined by his brother Wyatt, who wanted his help to eliminate a Stinger Demon .Wyatt after learning that Chris had received his first charge, tried to convince him to accept his fate, but he did not want to know.
As he continued to receive jingle, Chris went to the Golden Gate Bridge and got into an argument with Odin. Sandra then appeared to calm the situation. Chris explained that he never wanted to be a Whitelighter, though Sandra asked him to help the charge regardless. They agreed that if Chris still refused his destiny after helping his charge, the Elders would respect his choice.
Chris asked for Wyatt's help and the two located the charge Jesse a witch who was not aware of her magical heritage. Soon they were assaulted by the darklighter Jaden, and Wyatt was injured.The three took refuge in the magic school.
Jessie and Chris got into a discussion about accepting their respective destinies and bonded on the fact that neither of them really wanted a destiny forced onto them. Jessie then asked Chris to orb her home, so she could get a shower and a rest, to which Chris agreed.
While at her apartment, Chris waited as she took a shower. Jessie later appeared before Chris in her bathrobe and confronted him about their attraction to each other. Chris told her it was forbidden and was worried he would be taking advantage of her, but Jessie replied that he made her feel safe and that she needed that at the moment. She then kissed him and Chris went along with it despite his better judgement. The two then slept together.
Jaden attacked them again, but Chris encouraged Jesse to get her to eliminate her. However he was wounded and lost consciousness.
Chris was orbed away and healed by the Elders and decided not to become a Whitelighter. He later visited Jessie again and gave her a power binding potion, and they spent another night together.
He, his brother, and his cousin then agreed that they had to find a balance between helping each other when needed and not interfering with each other's lives. Even their cousins agreed and had dinner together.
Source of All FearEdit
When Barbas attacked the cousins and preyed on their fears, he leveraged Chris's doubts,Chris and Wyatt were trapped in a dream world, where Wyatt turned his evil self after giving in to his fear. He then fought Chris until Penny entered their minds and tried to help them. When she read Wyatt's mind, she learned the truth as well and Wyatt attacked her. However, Chris was ultimately able to turn Wyatt good again, which defeated Barbas. Wyatt then shared his secret with the rest of the family. Chris later confronted Wyatt and admitted that he was not sure if he could ever trust him again.Subsequently he decided it was time to eliminate the Source.
Family Values Edit
For Wyatt's frustration, in the following days, Chris ignored him and devoted himself completely to finding a way to defeat the Source.
But Chris's research led nowhere, and he was struck by the Seer in the Underworld, who offered to help him defeat the Source. Although he did not trust the Seer, Chris decided to listen to her and eventually adopted the plan to call the Nexus. Needing the elders for the spell, he decided to ask Noah for help.
The Elders decided to give the cousins the spell and Noah brought the news to Chris, telling him not to let his emotions cloud his judgment. Later Chris summoned the cousins to the manor.
His cousin Payton had become a ghost having cast a spell for personal gain, and when Chris found out, he worried before the consequences of this on his plan that for Peyton. This made him realize that perhaps he was really obsessed with the defeat of the Source.
When Chris expounded the plan the cousins were hesitant, but Wyatt admitted that it was an idea to consider.
Payton suggested asking for help from her mother or Paige, Wyatt recalled tha Phoebe had returned to the city, but shortly thereafter thanks to a premonition of Peyton they discovered that Phoebe was in the underworld with the Source.
This convinced the cousins to adopt Chris's plan, he asked the Seer, but she said she knew nothing about Phoebe. Eventually Chris admitted to his family that the idea of recalling the Nexus was of the Seer, but Wyatt convinced everyone to proceed equally since the spell needed was the work of the Elders.Wyatt also wanted Chris to stay at the manor to complete the spell.
Prue and Penny used a spell to summon Phoebe and the Source, and Wyatt and Chris trapped him; they also tried to use another spell to eliminate the Source, but they were stopped by Phoebe, who revealed that the Source owned the son she believed to have lost. Chris immediately saw Julian as a threat, and said he did not want to welcome him into the family by finding Penny's support. The following afternoon Chris made peace with Wyatt , and promised not to hold any more secrets.
With Mortals Like This Edit
The next morning Chris went to a bar and tried to understand the new hierarchy of power in the Underworld. He met his cousin Penny there, who told him he needed to get distracted, and persuaded him to go to the disco with her. After dancing for a while, the cousins were attacked by mortals, possessed by the essence of the Source. After a short battle, Chris orbited them to the manor.
Chris assumed that Julian was the cause of what was happening. He tried to cheer Melinda, who was upset by the fact that Ryan was possessed, and was convinced that it was necessary to stop those who had caused the possession, to free the mortals.
Shortly thereafter the cousins discovered that they could not teleport, and when the mortals burst into the manor they split into two groups and fled.
Chris, Prue and Penny took refuge in a condominium, and Prue and Penny cast a spell to find Julian. Shortly thereafter the three reached the Turner Mansion, and Julian took advantage of their intrusion to attack the Wraith, which Elizabeth had colled up to extract his soul.
Elizabeth easily got the best of the three witches, and it was only Julian's intervention that prevented her from killing them. Julian also agreed to reverse the spell to free the mortals, but insisted that nothing had changed between him and the Halliwells. Elizabeth then escaped with the essence and the Grimoire and Julian told his family members to leave.
Past life Edit
Chris wanted to spend some time in a normal way, but he began to have strange dreams about Lancelot, and when he discovered that Wyatt had similar dreams about King Arthur, the two understood that they were their past lives, and cast a spell to relive them. However, the spell also affected Henry and Prue.
When the effect of the spell ended, the cousins discovered that Morrigan was reborn, and that her essence was still linked to the Wyatt' soul ; so if Morrigan had been eliminated, Wyatt would have died with her. Chris felt guilty about this, given that Guinevre had given Arthur the potion that had tied him to Morrigan, to be with Lancelot, but Wyatt convinced him not to be affected by the past.
Penny Dreadful Edit
Chris went to the dinner organized by Wyatt to reveal his relationship to Dylan, immediately after Wyatt gave the announcement, Julian also arrived and Chris attacked him, making Penny angry and frightening Peyton. Julian informed them that a demon had reopened the P3, and that the invitation the Halliwells had received was a trap. Left alone with his older brother, Chris became angry that Wyatt had not told him to date a boy, and was disappointed that he had confided to Prue. Fortunately, after Wyatt explained his reasons, Chris calmed down and advised him to talk to Melinda.
Shortly thereafter, they were assaulted by the servants of Dahlia, but they managed to get rid of them without too much trouble, discovering that Julian and Penny had gone to face Dahlia alone. Reached the club the two brothers eliminated Ryuu the second in command of Dahlia, who was defeated by Penny thanks to Julian's instructions and her new power. The girl admitted that she had initially abused him, but Chris and the others told her that he had remedied. The next morning the cousins gathered to have breakfast, and Penny told him to try to give Julian a chance: Chris eventually promised to do, so even though he admitted that he did not trust the demon-witch , and that he did not particularly like him. Penny also announced that she wanted to reopen the P3, and after learning that she had obtained the necessary funds to do it from Phoebe, Chris urged her to try.
Hospital Haunting Edit
During a night shift, Chris Halliwell met a new nurse Sarah and the two shared a mutual attraction. During the coffee break, a small patient named Kayla asked for help and Chris learned that she was haunted by a ghost. Chris studied the disturbing while trying to keep it hidden from Sarah. Meanwhile, Sarah noticed that she and other nurses believed that Chris could be a good nurse.
Sarah saw Chris fight the ghost and he had to explain what was happening. Then the two discovered the ghost's identity, Holly Wilson.
Chris reached for Holly in an attempt to help her move on into the afterlife, even though Holly refused, as she wanted to return to life. Eventually Chris realized that Holly had been corrupted by years of loneliness and anger, making her a vengeful spirit, so she told Sarah to stop his heart so he could cast the debut spell. Sarah accepted reluctantly and interrupted her heart. After Chris defeated Holly, Sarah managed to revive him with CPR. She was relieved that it was over and needed time to think.
After a conversation with Wyatt, Chris decided to become a nurse.The following night, Chris met Sarah again; she latter was happy when Chris said he had decided to become a nurse, and admitted that while the magic frightened her, she could not stop thinking about Chris and kiss him.
In the alternate timeline where Wyatt had turned evil, Chris led the resistance against him in the hope of trying to prevent him from becoming evil in the first place. In this future, he was engaged to Bianca, one of The Phoenix, who once worked for his brother but had changed sides out of love.
Another alternate timeline version of Chris appeared in "The Once and Future Evil", where Wyatt had turned evil despite everything that was done to prevent this from happening. Much like his counterpart, this Chris also refused to give up on his brother and got the same idea to travel back in time to prevent his brother from becoming evil. However, he was forced to allow himself to be captured so his sister and cousin could go instead of him.
The Wyatt of his timeline eventually took Chris to the past as well to stop their efforts and Chris rejoined his family. They learned that Wyatt becoming evil was inevitable because his powers would eventually corrupt him. He later assisted his mother reclaimed Excalibur, which was used to strip Wyatt of his powers van vanquish his future evil counterpart. The Angel of Destiny then sent Chris and Melinda back to future, unknowing what they would find in their altered timeline.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew magical potions.
- Scrying: The ability to locate beings or objects with a crystal and a map.
- Orbing: The ability to teleport through the use of orbs.
- Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the mind. Chris is very skilled in using this power and can use it to redirect magical energies.
- Telekinetic Orbing: The ability to transport objects and beings with the mind through use of orbs.
- Sensing: The ability to determine the location and status of other beings by concentrating on them.
- High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm.
- Jessie (Temporarily)
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Although Chris loves magic, his biggest fear is that magic will destroy his family, much like it killed his mother, and that he is not strong enough to stop it.
- Much like his mother, Chris was unpopular in high school and somewhat of a geek.
- It has been hinted many times that Chris is jealous of Wyatt, as he feels like he is always standing in his brother's shadow.
- His past life was Sir Lancelot.
- Charmed, season 5, "Oh My Goddess! Part 1 and 2"
- Charmed, season 6, 7 and 8
- The Closing Chapter (As a child)
- The Once and Future Evil (As a child and alternate timeline version)
- Four Witches and a Funeral
- Legacy 101: Endings and Beginnings
- Legacy 102: Dark Night Lights
- Legacy 103: The Source of All Fear
- Legacy 104: Halliwell Family Values
- Legacy 105: With Mortals Like These
- Legacy 109: Witches in Camelot
- Legacy 111: Penny Dreadful
- Legacy 113: Hospital Haunting