Dark Priests, or Dark Priestesses, are high-ranking demons who serve the leaders of the Underworld by performing official ceremonies and magical rituals. These priests are highly respected in the demonic hierarchy. The presence of a Dark Priest is required in the ceremony of crowning a new Source of All Evil.
A dark priestess named Dantalian once worked with a warlock named Zile and married him to Prue Halliwell in a dark binding ritual to turn her and her sisters evil. However, Dantalian quickly betrayed the warlock and claimed the Book of Shadows for herself. She was then vanquished by the Charmed Ones, which broke the spell and turned them good again.
A dark priest later conducted the wedding of Cole Turner and Phoebe Halliwell, though Phoebe and her sisters were unaware of the fact that he was demonic. Some time later, another dark priest performed the ceremony to declare Cole the new Source of All Evil. Several dark priests were present when the first Seer took the unborn heir of the Source and claimed herself the new Source. They were all vanquished when the Seer was overwhelmed by the child's power.
The Once and Future EvilEdit
In 2018, Nomed hired a dark priest to perform a ritual to extract the powers of Wyatt Halliwell, which would kill him. However, during the ritual, the evil future version of Wyatt arrived and vanquished the priest, thus ending the ritual.
Another Dark Priest loyal to the Source of All Evil helped him prepare for the coronation ceremony to become ruler of the Underworld once more. This priest was aware of the true nature of the Source. After Phoebe Halliwell managed to expel the evil essence from her son, the priest attempt to secure the Grimoire. However, he was teleported away by Elizabeth Turner, who ordered him to cast a spell to trap the evil essence in a vase. After the spell had been cast, Elizabeth vanquished him with an Energy Ball.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Teleportation: The ability to travel from one location to another without moving through the space in between. Dark Priests can possess various forms of teleportation.
- Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the mind.
- Cloaking: The ability to magically hide one's presence and activities from others.
- Individual Powers: Dark Priests can possess a wide variety of individual powers.