Prue was the eldest daughter of Patricia Halliwell
and Victor Bennett
, and the first granddaughter of Penelope Halliwell
. Her sisters Piper
, and half-sister Paige
, were born soon after. Together with Piper and Phoebe, Prue made up the original trio of "Charmed Ones
", though they were unaware of this in their early lives. After the death of their mother the girls were taken in by their grandmother, and Prue helped to raise Piper and Phoebe. As a young woman she attended Gold State University, living with Piper in an apartment during this time. She sought employment at a museum, and became engaged to her boss, but broke their engagement when he flirted with her sister, Phoebe. When her grandmother became ill, Prue returned to the familial home in San Francisco
along with her sisters. Penelope died, and soon the three women learned of their heritage, gaining magical powers from the Book of Shadows
. Prue and her sisters embrace their destiny to fight evil and protect the innocent with their powers.
Prue was created by Constance M Burge.
Major Story Arcs
Over three years Prue and her sisters fight demons
, warlocks, succubi and other magical evils. She is murdered by Shax, a demon assassin who works for The Source of All Evil
The spirit of Prue is found to be located in the body of a witch named Patience who lives in Salem
. She is discovered by Cole Turner
, to whom she explains that she is spiritually bonded to her sisters by an unfulfilled prophecy about the Charmed Ones, and is thus unable to die completely. Trapped between life and death, her continued existence limits her sisters' powers. She fled to a distant part of the Astral Plane
, and later took over the body of Patience, who had had her soul taken and was permanently comatose. She reaffirms her desire to remain away from her sisters to limit her impact on their powers. Despite her efforts and Cole's promise not to tell her sisters, Prue is discovered by Paige, and ultimately reunited with Piper and Phoebe. This reunion causes all sisters' powers to go out of control. Cole explains that Prue has to let go of her connection to her sisters, and she willingly strips herself of her Charmed One powers. Retaining basic witch powers, she returns to Salem to train new witches.
Powers and Abilities
As a witch, Prue is capable of a variety of magical skills, including spell casting, potion making and scrying. She can wield these magical powers to a variety of effects. As a member of the Charmed Ones, she is capable of telekinesis and astral projection. Notably, in her astral form she is able to interact with the physical world, though she cannot use telekinesis in this form. Prue is also very intelligent, and has shown proficiency in Latin and history. She is a capable hand-to-hand combatant.
Prue appears in a number of the Charmed
novels, which are generally considered non-canon with the television series, and by extension with the comics.
Prue was originally created for the television series Charmed
. She appears in the first three seasons of the show, making her first appearance in the episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" and her final appearance in the episode "All Hell Breaks Loose". She is portrayed as a child by Emmalee Thompson, and as an adult by Shannen Doherty.