The Dark Defender in action.

With Great Power is the tenth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.


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After a night out at P3, Phoebe is mugged on the street and saved by a mysterious hero. Determined to find out more, she sets out to track him down. However, her savior might not be as heroic as she believes. Meanwhile, Leo devices a new method to protect his children and Darryl must own up to a secret.


Main Cast
Guest Starring
  • Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris
  • Craig Olejnik as Evan Nicolae
  • Brandon Routh as Lionel
  • Mario Schugel as Raif
  • Sandra Prosper as Sheila Morris
  • Unknown as Rat Demon Leader
  • Unknown as Mikey Morris
  • Unknown as DJ Morris
  • Unknown as Brad
  • Unknown as Mugger

Magical NotesEdit


  • Super Strength - used by the Dark Defender throughout the episode.
  • Super Speed - used by the Dark Defender throughout the episode and by the Rat Demons.
  • Smoking - used by Raif as means of teleportation.
  • Strangulation - used by Raif to nearly suffocate Lionel.
  • Power Granting - used by Raif to grant and control the powers of the Dark Defender.
  • Shapeshifting - used by Rat Demons to transform into rats.
  • Enhanced Hearing - used by the Dark Defender to hear Phoebe's cry for help.
  • Orbing - used by Leo and Paige as means of teleportation.
  • Premonition - used by Phoebe to see Lionel's past.
  • Scrying - used by Paige in an attempt to find Phoebe.
  • Molecular Combustion - used by Piper to attack the Dark Defender and Raif.
  • Molecular Immobilization - used by Piper to freeze Raif.
  • Power Extraction - used by Raif to extract the powers of the Dark Defender.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • The title is a reference to the line "With great power, comes great responsibility", a famous phrase from Spider-Man.
  • This episode has a comic book theme, which is notable by the appearance of a superhero and references comics like to Superman.
  • Darryl Morris' wife, Sheila and their children appear for the first time in the series, having only been mentioned before.
  • Darryl mentions all the people who have died due to magic, specifically Prue, Andy and Inspector Davidson.
  • The Demonic Power Broker Raif first appeared in the Season 4 episode "The Fifth Halliwell". Paige refers to her own experience with demonic powers, which happens in the same episode.
  • Rat Demons previously appeared in the Season 4 episode "Trial by Magic".
Preceded by:
5.09 Familiar Grounds
Charmed Reloaded Followed by:
5.11 Dream a Little Dream