Prue, the eldest, has the power of telekinesis (the ability to move objects with her mind), and in season two she develops the power of astral projection (the ability to be in two places at once).
Piper, the middle sister, has the power to effectively "freeze" people and objects in time.
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As she grows more proficient, she learns how to freeze only certain people or objects or body parts, as she wishes.
The sisters also fight to prevent the exposure of the existence of magic to the human community at large, contending with several police and FBI investigations.
the most powerful witches the world has ever known ... The series starts when Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano) returns from New York and moves back into the family's Halliwell Manor in San Francisco to live with her sisters Prue (Shannen Doherty) and Piper (Holly Marie Combs).
When Phoebe discovers the family's Book of Shadows in the attic, she learns that she and her sisters are the most powerful witches ever known, destined to protect both innocents and the world at large from demons, warlocks, and other evil creatures.
The series initially focuses on the three Halliwell sisters, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano).
Following Prue's death in the third-season finale, their long-lost half sister Paige Matthews (Rose Mc Gowan) assumes her place within the "Power of Three" from season four onwards.