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Black Orbing
Power Information

Teleport in a flurry of black and purple orbs


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"Excuse me people, those were black orbs. Where did they get black orbs from?!"
Piper Halliwell after evil Leo and Chris orb out of Magic School.[src]

Black Orbing[1] is a form of teleportation in which the user appears and disappears in a flurry of black and indigo orbs. It is the evil counterpart to orbing, much like Darklighters themselves are the evil counterparts to Whitelighters. Unlike its counterpart, this power does not allow the user to orb to the Heavens, as it is protected from evil.

List of beings who use(d) Black Orbing[]

Original power
  • Darklighters
  • Spirit Killers
  • Trackers
  • Darklighter-Witches

Notes and Trivia[]

  • It is presumed that when a Whitelighter or Whitelighter-Witch turns evil, their orbs turn to black orbs, as shown when future Wyatt was evil in an alternate timeline and when he was turned evil by Vicus.[2]
  • Much like its counterpart, Black Orbing has changed considerably in appearance throughout the series. In its first appearance, this power had something of a smoking effect whenever Alec used it.
  • The first two times this power was used in the show, it was offscreen.
  • In "Siren Song", a darklighter exploded in a burst of black orbs upon vanquish.


  1. Named like this because Piper was the only one to actually to refer to it this way: "Excuse me people, those were black orbs. Where did they get black orbs from?!".
  2. As seen in the season 7 episode "Imaginary Fiends"