- "With each generation, the Warren line will grow stronger and stronger - culminating in the arrival of three sisters. Together, these three sisters will be the most powerful witches the world has ever known. They will be good witches and vanquish all kinds of evil. They will be known as the Charmed Ones."
- —Melinda Warren about the Charmed Ones.
The Charmed Ones are three prophesied sister witches, said to be the most powerful force of good magic in the world. They wield the Power of Three. It is their destiny to protect innocents and the world from the forces of evil. The arrival of the sisters was prophesied by Melinda Warren, a witch who was burned at the Salem Witch Trials and ancestor to the Charmed Ones.
The original Charmed Ones were the three Halliwell sisters Prue, Piper and Phoebe. Each of them inherited one of Melinda Warren's powers of Telekinesis, Molecular Immobilization and Premonition. When the eldest sister Prue died, Piper and Phoebe discovered Paige Matthews, their half-sister, and reconstituted the Power of Three.
After the Charmed Ones fulfilled their destiny, there was a void in the forces of good while there was still evil to fight. To fill this void, the Elders empowered three young witches, Billie Jenkins, Duncan Phillips and Violet Morgan as the Chosen to protect the innocent from evil.
The Next GenerationEdit
After the death of Piper Halliwell in 2027, the Power of Three was broken. However, it was later revealed that the Power of Three enhanced the individual power of the sisters times three. When the Power of Three was needed to vanquish the resurrected Shax, the nine children of the Charmed Ones were able to rival the Power of Three by casting the spell as a collective.