Barbas, also known as the Demon of Fear, is an ancient and powerful demon and a living embodiment of fear.


After his last defeat, Barbas was once again trapped in Purgatory. There he met a mysterious shadow and learned something was rising in the deep. In order to escape to the physical world once again, he astral projected to Phoebe Halliwell and Cole Turner, manipulating them with their fears. Once their fears reached a boiling point, Barbas was able to use their combined fears to return. He proceeded to taunt them and her sisters, until Cole vanquished him with his demonic powers. Before he was vanquished, Barbas delivered a cryptic warning about what was coming.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Active Powers
  • Smoking: The ability to teleport from one place to another through smoke.
  • Fear Reading: The ability to read the fears of other beings.
  • Fear Projection: The ability to bring the fears of others to life. Barbas can confront his victims with his their worst fears, literally scaring them to death.
  • Astral Projection: The ability to project the consciousness elsewhere in an astral form. Using this ability, Barbas was able to project out of Purgatory.
  • Suggestion: The ability to plant thoughts into the minds of others as an inner voice, manipulating victims as desired.
  • Illusion Casting: The ability to make others see and hear what the caster desires. Barbas used this ability on Cole to make him see Belthazor in his reflection.
  • Intangibility: The ability to become incorporeal, allowing movement through solid objects.
Other Powers
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan. As an embodiment of fear, Barbas can never truly be vanquished, as fear will always persist. This allows Barbas to always return after being vanquished.


Season 5
5.02 Fearful Synergy