The term mortal is commonly used to denote non-magical humans. These mortals are considered neutral beings due to their lack of any magical abilities or affiliation with good or evil. According to Coop Halliwell, though there are vast numbers of magical beings, humans are what give them purpose.
Over the years, the Halliwell family has entrusted several mortals with the secret that they are magical witches. These secret keepers, most notably law enforcement officers such as Darryl Morris, have often helped the Halliwell sisters with covering up their magical tracks.
Gaining magical abilities
Non-magical mortals are capable of becoming magical through various means;
- They can become demons through various form of demonic conversion.
- By imbuing them with powers through spells or Power Granting.
- Being possessed by magical beings or gaining access to magical artifacts.
As mortals are not meant to have magical powers, being infected with a huge amount of them can cause infected mortals to grow increasingly mentally unstable and insane, and will eventually lead to death. Leo Wyatt once explained witches are able to handle magic due to generations of preparation, while mortals lack this experience.
While most mortals are ordinary human beings, a vast number of humans are gifted with magic. Although generally not referred to as mortals, these humans are still susceptible to death. Witches are human beings, as are other magical beings such as Firestarters. Other magical beings, such as Whitelighters and Cupids, are no longer mortals due to having died and being reborn as immortal angelic beings.
In rare cases, witches give birth to powerless children, whose magical gene is dormant. These mortals cannot use magic, but nonetheless have magic in their blood. However, they are capable of producing full-fledged witch children.
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