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I am Charmcaster! Daughter of Spellbinder, conqueror of Addwaitya, ruler of Legerdomain, and I will not be denied-

– Charmcaster before being teleported away by Zs'Skayr.[1]

Hope, better known as Charmcaster, is a powerful magic user from Legerdomain, and a recurring villain in the Ben 10 franchise as the niece/apprentice of Hex. Like most villains, she hates Ben, though her hatred is mainly turned towards Gwen for their shared affinity in magic. Their rivalry mirrors Ben's and Kevin's in the Original Series, and much like Kevin, she is constantly torn between a life of either honor and redemption or evil and madness.

Appearance

In the Original Series, Charmcaster wore a magenta coat with purple at the ends, underneath she wore purple long heeled boots with black straps around them. She wore her Magical Charm Bag around her waist. Charmcaster wore her long silver hair in a low ponytail, and light purple and pinkish eyes, along with purple lipstick. She was also wearing two earrings on each ear.

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Charmcaster wore a purple dress with a pink ribbon around her waist and a black crown on her head. In addition to that, she wore black fingerless gloves. At the top of her dress, she had a cerise pink gem with a golden border, and she also wore long dark purple flat boots. She wore her long silver hair laid out that extended to her thighs, orchid eyes, and very dark purple lipstick. She looked slightly thinner and taller, and her ears were pointed lacking the earrings this time. She was also described to be "cute" and "hot" by Ben and Kevin, respectively, and Darkstar calls her "beautiful".

In Omniverse, Charmcaster returns to a color scheme resembling her Original Series appearance, while retaining the skirt and some thematic elements from her Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance. Her stark white hair is now framed with purple highlights, and like the Original Series, she has her hair in a ponytail. She wears gothic "Eye of Horus" styled eye makeup and golden earrings.[DJW 1] She is also more curvaceous than in her previous appearance. Her dark-purple boots are also heeled again this time.

Charmcaster has developed the ability to merge with her Stone Creatures to create a secondary armored form, that retains the stone texture and color of her creatures.[DJW 2]

Personality

Charmcaster is a complex person who has grown up without the guidance of her father. Her only role model was her uncle Hex, which had caused her to develop a delinquent attitude and a lust for power. Charmcaster had spent some time in Juvenile Hall, being the target of bullies,[2] which only made growing up more difficult. Due to the harshness and misfortune that has befallen her with every encounter with Ben, and especially Gwen, Hope had become quite resentful and bitter. To compensate for her insecurities, she always acts very arrogantly and ego-driven, striving to prove her superiority over others, Gwen above all, whose magical talents and power she is highly jealous of.

Though she seemed to have found some measure of redemption after defeating Addwaitya and avenging her father's death, she ends up becoming bitter and corrupted again, due to the nature of Legerdomain and the power of the Alpha Rune. She began to improve after her father told her she was living her life wrong, but the faithlessness of Darkstar and manipulativeness of Addwaitya, who is now her prisoner, have caused her to stray from her path once more.

Despite her faults, Hope can be friendly and sociable when she feels like it. This was especially seen when she teamed up with Ben's team in Legerdomain[3] and Anur Transyl.[1] She also showed that she has some morals when she saved a kid from being hit by a truck while in disguised as Caroline.[4] In the former instance, she had also relaxed and had more of a sense of humor than before, only dropping it when under the influence of the Alpha Rune's power. She has also become more childish than before, with both the cheerful innocence and the petty cruelty that comes along with it.

History

Background

Charmcaster was born on Zoraster,[pop-up 1][5] a location in Legerdomain,[DM 2] under the name Hope. Her father, Spellbinder, was at war with Addwaitya at the time, and helped her and his brother Hex escape safely to Earth, but failed in battle and was murdered by Addwaitya. Growing up, Charmcaster had always dreamed of becoming a great sorceress.[3]

Ben 10

In Charmcaster's debut appearance, Tough Luck, she busted Hex out of prison and assisted him in trying to steal the Lost Keystone of Bezel which can re-create the other five charms to greatly strengthen and increase Hex's abilities. She managed to trick Gwen by putting on an act about Hex forcing her to help him, only to swipe the Keystone while hugging Gwen. She then gave Hex the Keystone. In the end, it was revealed that Hex needed the Keystone to recreate the five Charms of Bezel, and that she was planning to take their power for herself, but failed, as did Hex.

Charmcaster in the original series

Charmcaster returned in A Change of Face. She attempted a body swap spell with Stinkfly in Salem, Massachusetts. She was hoping to take control of the Omnitrix and combine its powers with her magic in order to become invincible. Her efforts failed; however, as her attempts only ended in swapping with Gwen. On her second try, she was returned to her normal body while Ben and Gwen wee swapped, and the third time resulted in returning Ben and Gwen to their normal bodies. She was arrested at the end of the episode, and her bag was tossed into the harbor. She was last seen in juvie, where she was about to be beaten up by Pinky and Missy, whom Gwen angered during her stay in Charmcaster's body. Gwen obtained her spellbook, and kept it as a souvenir, eventually learning to use it.

Charmcaster somehow escaped and made a cameo appearance at the end of Don't Drink the Water, where she was seen taunting her uncle Hex (who had been reduced in age to an infant by the waters of the Fountain of Youth) and saying that she would be giving the orders now.

Charmcaster's final appearance in the Original Series was in Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10 as part of the Negative 10. Unlike her partners, however, Charmcaster was only focused on defeating Gwen (as opposed to Ben like everyone else was). She was also shown to have a small rivalry with fellow Negative 10 member Rojo. Eventually, she and the rest of her team were beaten and arrested.

Alien Force

Charmcaster in Alien Force

Charmcaster returned in In Charm's Way, where she sent one of her stone creatures to attack Ben, Gwen, and Kevin while they were spending the day at the beach. The rock creature appeared to be immune to Gwen's energy attacks and proceeded to oust Kevin. Just as Ben was about to take down the rock monster, a magical portal opened up and sucked it away. It was later shown that Charmcaster was hiding in a nearby cave watching the events unfold. After voicing her deep hatred for Gwen and her plan to take something precious from her, since Gwen stole her spellbook, Charmcaster used a spell that transformed her into a blonde-haired teenage girl named Caroline as part of her plan to charm and hypnotize Kevin.

Charmcaster set her plan into motion after saving a child from being killed by a truck. Afterwards, she and Kevin journeyed to the beach where she revealed a partially false life story while removing the ID mask that concealed Kevin's mutant form, clearly growing jealous of Gwen when Kevin mentions "You think you can do magic? She's made of magic". She then kissed him, hypnotizing him and putting him under her hypnotic influence through a spell, and then ordered him to bring Gwen to the Planetarium before midnight where she could drain Gwen's magical and Anodite powers. To fortify or deepen her hypnotic control over Kevin, she also granted him a magic amulet. Kevin was broken free from Charmcaster's influence spell after the amulet was broken by Ben. After the trio arrived at the Planetarium at Gwen's request, Charmcaster sent her rock monsters to deal with Ben and Kevin while she dealt with Gwen herself. Upon meeting, Charmcaster gloated sarcastically at Gwen's hairdo then engaged her in a short magical duel, in which Gwen was led to stand in the middle of a circle of runes that were placed directly under the sky-panel. After luring Gwen into the trap, Charmcaster opened the runes and the sky panel which exposed Gwen to the full blaze of the moonlight and brought her to her knees. This helped Charmcaster in fully subduing Gwen. She then drained Gwen of all her magic and transferred it to herself. Confident that she had won, Charmcaster retreated with her two surviving rock minions while Ben and Kevin went to Gwen's aid instead of pursuing her.

After a short argument with Gwen, Kevin tricked Charmcaster into meeting him on top of a tall building where he lured her with a lie about his loyalty to Ben and that Gwen still had power left, angering Charmcaster even further. The duo later showed up at Mr Smoothy, where Ben and Gwen were drinking smoothies. After scanning Gwen, Charmcaster realized that Gwen had no power left and that Kevin managed to trick her. She used a spell to bring a Mr. Smoothy sign to life as well as controlled a parked van to kill Kevin and Ben, while her rock monsters attempted to annihilate Gwen, who mocked Charmcaster and proceeded to challenge her to a one-on-one fistfight, which Charmcaster nonchalantly turned down, opting to kill Gwen with a bolt of mana. However, Gwen turned the tables on Charmcaster by reciting one of her spells and reabsorbed her stolen Anodite powers from Charmcaster, much to Charmcaster's horror. Powerless, Charmcaster got help from her rock monsters to make one last stand against Gwen. Charmcaster was finally defeated after Gwen summoned a mystical vortex which sucked her and her rock monsters away.

Charmcaster shows the power of flight while attacking

Charmcaster appeared in Time Heals with her uncle Hex. In this episode, her uncle was awakened by a disturbance in their home late at night, only for Charmcaster to convince her uncle to return to bed. The disturbance was actually Gwen, who snuck in to steal one of their books that had a spell that'd allow for her to travel back in time in order to stop Kevin's mutation. When this happened, an alternate timeline was created: one where Hex and Charmcaster ended up ruling the Earth. Because the accident that mutated Kevin never happened, the Kevin of this timeline was weaker, and Ben's team was unable to defeat Charmcaster and her uncle. Charmcaster managed to murder the Gwen of this timeline and absorb all of her powers, also forcing Kevin to absorb the material of her rock monsters, giving Charmcaster full control over Kevin. Without his team, Ben was easily defeated by Hex and imprisoned in the dungeons as Spidermonkey. When Gwen freed Ben, he fought off Charmcaster, Hex, Kevin and the rock monsters as long as he could so Gwen could repair the damage she had done in the past.

Ultimate Alien

Charmcaster in Ultimate Alien

Charmcaster returned in Hit 'Em Where They Live, where she assisted Zombozo and Vulkanus in a plot to kidnap Ben's mother. She was defeated by Kevin, who almost caused a roller coaster to crash on her (Charmcaster escaped before getting hit); Kevin made sure she was not killed as he had promised Gwen he would not finish off his opponent.

In Where the Magic Happens, Charmcaster was brought back to her home, Yawatacsip (Legerdomain as the natives refer to it) to bring help to Gwen and the team. In this episode, much was revealed about Charmcaster's past and her feelings toward Gwen. It was shown that Charmcaster had always dreamed of becoming a great sorceress, saying that she had studied magic her whole life but found it extremely unbelievable that Gwen could just come out of nowhere, steal her spellbook and become so strong and powerful and suddenly 'out-magic' her. It is also revealed that when she was a child, her father Spellbinder and her people were at war with Addwaitya, the greatest magical, mystic being that had ever lived. Her father helped her and Hex escape safely to Earth, but failed in battle and was murdered by Addwaitya. Charmcaster's villainous actions were all to gain more and more power so that she could return to Legerdomain and defeat Addwaitya. Charmcaster moved past her feelings of resentment toward Gwen and actually developed a friendship with her, chiefly due to learning that the two of them were actually stronger and more powerful as a team than individually; her knowledge of magic coupled with Gwen's Anodite powers. She even ended up putting her life on the line, buying time for the trio to escape, leaving herself behind in Legerdomain with the hopes of defeating Addwaitya at last.

In Enemy of My Frenemy, Charmcaster had become corrupted with power during her time fighting for Legerdomain and relapsed into her evil ways when the denizens she'd fought to free from Addwaitya turned on her and fought a massive civil war to decide who would become the new ruler; a war which Charmcaster won. Building a device that drains the souls out of living things, she enacted a plan to drain the life force of her world in order to perform a ritual that would bring her father Spellbinder back to life. Ben, Gwen, and Kevin attempted to stop her, but their souls were sucked out as well. When Spellbinder was resurrected, he revealed that Charmcaster's real name is Hope. Horrified at the lengths his daughter had gone to in order to bring him back, he said he couldn't stay at the cost of so many souls. Telling his daughter that he loved her, he faded away, making the ritual null and void and returning all souls back to where they belonged. Charmcaster broke down crying, not knowing what to do with her life now. Out of pity, Ben, Gwen, and Kevin agreed not to arrest the heartbroken Charmcaster and departed from Legerdomain.

In Couples Retreat, Hope fell in love with Darkstar when he attempted to get into Legerdomain. She supplied him with a lot of mana when they kissed multiple times, and allowed him to go back to Earth to take revenge upon "his enemies", not knowing this to be Ben, Gwen and Kevin. She also revealed her true name, Hope, to him. When Ben, Gwen, and Kevin arrived at her castle, she fought Gwen while Ben and Kevin took on Darkstar. She became enraged when she learned Darkstar and Gwen once dated. Gwen, concerned about Hope, tried to convince her that Darkstar was merely using her, but Hope seemed hopelessly deluded. However, just as Darkstar offered her the chance to team up with him and conquer Earth, she realized that Gwen may bee right and asked Darkstar why he never calls her by her real name, and if he even remembers it. After Darkstar didn;y, Hope became so enraged that her screams destroyed her castle, then drained Darkstar's powers and banished him from Legerdomain, leaving him at the mercy of Ben, Gwen, and Kevin waiting to beat him up. Charmcaster was last seen at the ruins of her castle, sadly looking down upon Darkstar's helmet.

Omniverse

Charmcaster after capturing Darkstar

By the time of the Omniverse series, she is gradually becoming corrupted again, this time partially due to an outside influence. Charmcaster made her appearance where she appeared driving the police car carrying Darkstar disguised as a police officer. When asked if she had forgiven him, she responded by turning him into a totem.

In Charmed, I'm Sure, Charmcaster appeared on Anur Transyl to take back the Alpha Rune, which had been stolen by Zs'Skayr. She teamed up with Ben, Rook Blonko, and Hobble (who had a crush on her) to get it back. When they reached Zs'Skayr, he gave the Rune back willingly since he had already drained it of much of its power.

Charmcaster put the Rune on and went mad with its power, summoning rock creatures that she turned into battle armor for herself. She suddenly turned on Ben and attacked him, but she was defeated when Hobble threw the magical artifacts in Rook's arsenal at her, which destroyed her armor. Rook then used a teleportation spell from Gwen's spellbook to teleport her back to Legerdomain.

In Legerdomain, it was revealed that Charmcaster betrayed Ben under the advice of Addwaitya, who had been turned into a stone miniature that was kept in her bag along with Darkstar, both of whom she had been speaking with all episode (leading others to believe her to be crazy since only she could hear them). Addwaitya assured her that she will be successful next time, to which Charmcaster threatened him to remember that she controlled him now, not the other way around. When she asked why she shouldn't just smash both of them, Darkstar whispered a plan into her ear that she evidently liked.

In Charm School, Charmcaster attended Friedkin University at Hex's word, hoping that the two of them could be closer. However, Charmcaster only came to Friedkin University to obtain a powerful artifact known as the Staff of Ages. Charmcaster's first attempt that getting the Staff of Ages was a failure due to Hex being powerful in his library. However, Charmcaster managed to turn Hex into a totem after impersonating Professor Xagliv. Charmcaster obtained the Staff of Ages from a book in Hex's library but it was soon taken away by Gwen. Charmcaster managed to take back the Staff of Ages and completely overwhelm Gwen due to Charmcaster possessing Hex while in his library. Charmcaster continued to fight Gwen until Ben as Ghostfreak joined in the fight along with Kevin, Rook, and Zed. Charmcaster summoned some Stone Bats and had them go after Kevin, Rook, and Zed while Charmcaster went after Gwen and Ghostfreak. Charmcaster easily defeated Ghostfreak and sent him flying into the library. However, Charmcaster was then outmatched by Gwen who took back the Hex totem and was more powerful in the library. Charmcaster lost the Staff of Ages and was sent back to Legerdomain.

In Third Time's a Charm, Charmcaster lured Gwen to Legerdomain and turned her into a totem. When she returned to the library at Friedkin University, she learned of Bezel's presence there and tried to take his power. She succeeded when she turned him into a totem, and then attempted to destroy Ben, Rook and Kevin, even transforming into a dragon. Ben and Gwen tricked her into getting turned into a totem and sealed into her own bag, which she declared a temporary setback and vowed revenge. Gwen kept Charmcaster, still inside the bag, in her headquarters and was hopeful that under these circumstances the two of them can finally be friends.

Charmcaster appeared, no longer a totem, as one of the many female contestants vying to marry Ben in The Most Dangerous Game Show. She lost in the third round when she flew across a lava pit only to crashland on a floating rock when a lava bubble burst dangerously close to her. She was then transported to the Null Void along with the other losers, until Ben arrived to set them free. Charmcaster, along with the other girls, helped to save Ben from the Way Bads before returning to Earth to help him face Charles Zenith.

It is unknown what happened to her after this. She either got zapped back into her bag magically,[DJW 3] or she escaped and is currently on the loose.[YL 1]

Powers and Abilities

Like her uncle, Charmcaster depends on magic to fight. Charmcaster is highly skilled in various magical and mystical spells, although it is clear that because of her inexperience, she is not as strong and powerful as her uncle.

Similar to Gwen, Charmcaster can control the mana around her but she does so using spells and incantations. She uses her power to conjure and control a small army of rock golems.[merch 1] She can also levitate, perform telekinesis, teleport, open portals either for viewing or transport, manipulate the elements, and transform herself into a dragon. Charmcaster can alter her appearance, such as when she assumed the form of Caroline. When Charmcaster kissed Kevin, she induced him into some sort of hypnotic trance where she apparently had full control and was able to influence his subconscious mind. This indicates that she is capable of mind control.

Charmcaster's mana has a lightning-like effect and is colored white. An interesting fact is that when creating magical attacks, the large sphere that forms on her hand is atom shaped as two thin rings can be seen.

Equipment

Charmcaster has a magic bag from which she can draw all manner of magical mystical items, such as magical explosives in shades of glowing purple, throwing purple glowing blades, or even a variety of clay animals which she can magically enlarge and animate to do her bidding.

Although small, the bag seems to have something of a pocket dimension inside-basically a magic satchel-allowing Charmcaster to store a wide variety things within it that logically should not fit. At one point, it produces Hex's own magic staff, an item that is at least four feet tall. The bag also appears to have some degree of sentience, as it found its way back to Charmcaster under its own power.

Charmcaster possessed a miniature dark purple and gold-striped spellbook hidden in her coat until 10-year-old Gwen took it as a keepsake.[2]

Prior to Enemy of My Frenemy, Charmcaster took over and ruled Legerdomain. She possessed the Alpha Rune, the most powerful magical artifact ever. With it she was strong enough to defeat Addwaitya, Gwen, Kevin and Ben easily, change the true name of Legerdomain every few seconds, and it also made her capable of calling the Old One to revive her father. While she still had godlike power over the realm,[6] she had stopped visibly wearing the Alpha Rune.

She recently has a staff that is similar to her uncle's that she can use to emit mana blasts.

Weaknesses

Despite the fact that Charmcaster is a very strong sorceress, she has an extremely slow reaction in battle. Because of this, she was often beaten by Gwen and failed.

Charmcaster was unable to resist Ben when he was in the form of Cannonbolt. Probably the same because of her slow reaction.

At first, she was rather weak without her bag and could not resist Gwen when she temporarily knocked her out of her bag. Later, however, she was able to safely do without her.

Like Gwen, she is vulnerable to magical symbols because of which she was dragged into her own bag.

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Alien Force

Season 3

Ultimate Alien

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Omniverse

Season 5

Season 7

Season 8

Books

Cartoon Network Action Packs

Video Games

Mobile Games

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Croatian Čarobnica From sorceress
Dutch Charmcaster From the original English name
French L'Enchanteresse From l'enchanteresse, the enchantress
German Fluchwerferin From fluch, curse and werferin, thrower
Hungarian Bűbájontó From bűbáj, witchcraft and ontó, shedding
Italian Incantatrice From incantatrice, enchantress
Polish Czarodziejka From czarodziejka, sorceress
Portuguese (Br) Encantriz From encantriz, enchantress
Romanian Vrajitoarea From vrajitoarea, the witch
Russian Колдунья From колдунья, sorceress, witch or enchantress
Spanish (HA) Hechicera (A Change of Face)
Charmcaster
From hechicera, sorceress
From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Hechicera From hechicera, sorceress

Family

Hex

Charmcaster has a complicated relationship with her uncle. As in her first appearance, he treats her more like a servant, and bosses her around. Demanding she respect him, and always do as he say's. This causes her to grow quite rebellious, as she once turned against her uncle, by attempting to steal the power of Bezel all to herself. However, Hex cared for and truly loves her as he was visibly emotional, upon thinking that she was dead. In the episode Charm School, Charmcaster appeared in the academy Hex teaches at and demand that he give her the Staff Of Ages. When he refused, she turned him into one of her totem, therefore, absorbing his magic as well as gaining control over his library. It's unknown how their relationship was after this.

Spellbinder

Charmcaster respects and deeply loves her father. To the point that she was willing to sacrifice thousands of lives to resurrect him. When he refused to go back into the living world, for the cause of thousands of innocent souls, she broke down in tears and became depressed.

Enemies

Gwen Tennyson

In Tough Luck, Charmcaster initially did not pay as much attention to Gwen as she does now. She only acted innocent in front of her to steal the charm, and once she accomplished this, there hasn't been that much of interaction between the two.

In A Change of Face, both of them accidentally swapped bodies, as Charmcaster originally intended to swap with Ben. Gwen in Charmcaster's body, interfered with her plan to correctly do the swap one more time, and succeeded. Sending her back to juvie in the process, where Pinky and Missy was waiting to beat her up, as while in her body, Gwen angered the two.

By Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1, Charmcaster eventually discovered that Gwen stole her spell book and began learning magic from it, making her resentful of Gwen for both stealing her spell book and "out-magic[ing]" her. She developed a rivalry in magical talent, as she was envious of the latter's natural affinity for magic and her powers.

Charmcaster has tried countless of times to kill Gwen, some of which involve teaming up with other villains. Unfortunately, her efforts have ended in vain as Gwen always manages to outsmart her, fuelling her resentment for her even more. Charmcaster has managed to kill Gwen on two known occasions. The first was technically in an alternate timeline Gwen created in Time Heals. The second occured in Enemy of My Frenemy, when she absorbed Gwen's soul among others.

However, Charmcatser can move past her grievances and work together with Gwen. For example, she helped Gwen, Ben, and Kevin, enter Legerdomain and defeat Addwaitya in Where the Magic Happens. As of Omniverse, Charmcaster has returned to her villainous ways due to being corrupted in her time at Legerdomain and started up her desire to defeat Gwen once more.

Ben Tennyson

Like other villains, Charmcaster's encounter with Ben has led her to her downfall many times. Although her grudge on him is not as big as she has on his cousin Gwen, she will still destroy him if she has the chance.

Kevin Levin

As a part of her plan to exact revenge on Gwen in In Charm's Way, Charmcaster tried stealing him from her as he was someone important to Gwen, although this changed once he mentioned about Gwen's superior magical powers. In Hit 'Em Where They Live, she went against Kevin in a fight and lost.

Love Interests

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Darkstar

Darkstar stole a page from Gwen's spellbook, which Kevin had moved into his garage and used it to open a portal into Legerdomain. Charmcaster found Darkstar when he tried to enter and reverted him to normal from his energy-deprived affliction. She started playing with him, seeing what he could do, and later kissed him. She continued kissing him, unaware that when she did so, he fed off her mana. He wanted to leave Legerdomain to destroy his enemies, so Charmcaster told him her name was Hope, that names have power, and wrote Legerdomain's secret true name on Michael's hand so he could return at any time. Gwen cut off the mana Michael stole, so he returned to Legerdomain to feed off of Charmcaster again. However, Gwen, Ben and Kevin followed him back to Legerdomain, where Gwen and Charmcaster fought.

Gwen tried telling Charmcaster that Michael wasn't really in love with her, but Charmcaster refused to listen. When Charmcaster realized Gwen knew Michael's real name, she asked Gwen how she knew. Gwen admitted that she had once dated Michael. Charmcaster was furious. She and Gwen watched Ben and Kevin fight Michael, but when Darkstar mentioned that his ambition was to take over the world, and have "lovely Gwen" for a trophy, Charmcaster was furious. Though Michael claimed to love Charmcaster, she did not believe him, and asked Michael if he even remembered her name, at which he could only guess, having not listened originally. Charmcaster screamed, took back the mana which he fed on, and forcibly evicted him from Legerdomain. Darkstar, meanwhile, continued guessing, but the doors to Legerdomain remained closed.

Trivia

  • Both Kevin and Charmcaster were created specifically to be foils for Ben and Gwen, to reflect more personal conflicts within them based around their youth, and who would gradually shift from villains to anti-heroes.
  • Geoffrey Thorne considers Charmcaster his favorite Ben 10 character and repeatedly brought up the possibility of a spin-off series for her. He does not see her as someone evil, only broken or troubled. He was disappointed when she was portrayed as evil in her later appearances.[GT 1][GT 2]
  • In the Omniverse Future Timeline, Charmcaster is married to Hobble.[DJW 5]
  • Hex raised Charmcaster.[DM 3] Their relationship is complicated, but they do care about each other, after a fashion.[DM 4]
  • Since there's only one Legerdomain that all the alternate universes access, there is only one Charmcaster in the multiverse that originates from that dimension.[DJW 7]
  • From Alien Force onwards, Charmcaster is in possession of the Staff of Ages. As stated in the Original Series, only a master magician can use it. This implies that she has become a master magician.
  • Charmcaster is the only villain to have successfully killed Ben, Gwen, and Kevin, although it wasn't permanent.
  • Charmcaster's "Caroline" disguise heavily resembles Sandra Tennyson, just younger.
  • Four of Charmcaster's episodic appearances have titles that are a pun on her name.
  • Charmcaster's original design, seen on the Ben 10 Complete Third Season DVD looked just like the one that was actually used except her coat was red instead of purple, her hair black instead of white, and with paintings on her face that made her resemble Hex.
    • Tom Perkins, her designer, has stated that these colors and features were meant to give a Charmcaster a fox-themed appearance.
  • Charmcaster is one of the few villains that has appeared in all four series of the Classic Continuity as well as the Reboot, the others being Vilgax, Dr. Animo, and Hex.

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Great One Enforcer AlienInterpreter AlienLeader Alien
Rojo's Gang RojoAzulAmarillo
Other Villains AntonioBenevelonBlue LeaderBuzzCharles ZenithClancyMayor ColemanCollectimus • Dr. Doomacus • DuaneEvil Way BigFrankPrince GyulaHammerHowell WainwrightHulex ColonelHulex WorkersInspector 13JackJarettJonah MelvilleKolarCaptain KorkKrakkenKundoLepidopterran PrisonerMaltruantMino-TogaMissyMorggMutant SeagullsMyceliumNyancy ChanOliver ThompsonPinkyPlant AlienPlant ClonesPoltroonPrisoner 775Red LeaderScooterSeebikSolid PluggSsserpentSubliminoSuemungousaurSunnySurgeonTetramand PrisonerTrans-Dimensional MonsterTrash MonsterTrombipulorViolet OffendersKing XarionYetta
Robots B.L.R.R.T.S.A.M.Slix VigmaRed RobotComputronComputron's MinionsOttoTechadon RobotsMechaneerNaljian DestructorR.E.D.sMouse MinionsStalkerMoon RobotsRemotePerplexahedron GuardsJungle Guardians
Original Future Timeline Dr. AnimoExo-SkullKevin LevinMot SnikrepSplootVilgax
Omniverse Future Timeline Dr. AnimoSubdora
Dimension 23 Orange Offenders
Mad Ben's Dimension Mad Pakmar
Gwen 10 (What-If?) Vilgax
Goodbye and Good Riddance (What-If?) VilgaxBird Villains
Books AnimusAztakCaeciliaDJ ZenutFrostbyteGontuGroombahInfinite MonkeyLouie the HairdresserParasiteScornSeñor ChaosSlezakThe Collector (Collectible Heroes)The Collector (Powerless)Trash Monster
Games RemoteSnap DragonTwo-Headed Snake
Generator Rex AlphaBlack KnightBiowulfI-BolSkalamander
The Secret Saturdays V.V. ArgostMunya
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