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Advanced Empathy
2x02-Phoebe CalGreene
Power Information
Amplification of emotions flooding a person's mind, killing them

Advanced Empathy is a more progressed and concentrated form of Phoebe Halliwell's Empathic power. The power of Empathy allows the person bestowed with the gift to feel any and all emotions a person or people around them are feeling.

With this ability, Phoebe, or any being possessing it, can not only sense the emotions an individual feels but they can also amplify the magnitude of a person's emotional state, forcibly reflecting it back into the mind of the individual thus overflowing the mind. The overflow and surge of emotions can cause the victim's brain to obstruct and impede causing death due to an overwhelming amount of rage, madness, discontent or whatever other feeling the person is predisposed to.

Using the Power Against Demons[]

It is unlikely that Phoebe would be able to use the power against demons due to a demon's inability


Cole overwhelmed by the cries of his victims

to feel emotions as stated on the Charmed series several times, such as with the demon Vinceres, as a demon he could not feel emotions, it was only when he was cursed by a priest with the Empath power that he could feel emotion[1]; in short, there would be nothing for Phoebe to channel emotion-wise due to demons being non-feeling. However, if Phoebe could use the power to make a demon feel human emotion, that would cause the demon to be overcome and overwhelmed as exhibited with Cole Turner when he was forced to hear the cries and feel the pain of his past victims by The Furies[2]. As illustrated by Phoebe however, she can use empathy to channel a demon's intention to use their powers against a person, as seen when she deflects their fire/energy balls.

Channeling and Replicating[]



In Morality Bites Back[]

Advanced Empathy Prem MBB

It is revealed in this issue of the Charmed Comics that the dear friend who Cal killed was Phoebe boss at The Bay Mirror, Elise Rothman. Phoebe recalled her vision from 1999, saying that little sparks and energy bolts emanated from her hands into Cal's head and killed him upon impact; she then discovered how the power she actually used to kill call was an enhanced version of her Empathy power.

The Power in Action[]



  • It was thought that the method of killing Cal was a form of Electro-Mental Ignition.


  1. Primrose Empath
  2. Hell Hath No Fury
  3. Morality Bites