BIRTH NAME: Rex Buckland
OCCUPATION: Former auction house owner, former instructor at Stanford University, now Head of the Ancient Languages Department at Miskatonic University.
DESIGNATION: Former Warlock, now human.
KNOWN POWERS: Astral projection, illusion, translocation.
Little is known of the Warlock known as Rex Buckland, prior to the point that he was teamed with a another Warlock, Hannah Webster, and sent to Earth by the Source. Their mission was to procure the powers of the witches known as the Halliwell sisters, A.K.A. the Charmed Ones.
Once on Earth, Rex and Hannah used fake documentation which enabled them to take over Buckland Auction House in 1998 (replacing the two people who had the misfortune of having the same names as the two Warlocks, said people had been murdered by the Source's assassin, Shax).
When Penny Halliwell, the grandmother of the Charmed Ones, died that year, this was the sign that the Charmed Ones would soon acquire their powers. Rex and Hannah's mission thus began then.
Eventually, Rex, after having learned that Prudence Halliwell had quit her previous job, called her and offered her a job at the Auction House. He soon hired her in order to keep her, and to a lesser extent, her two sisters, under direct observation until he could figure out a way to get their powers and deliver them to the Source.
Personally, Rex had no hatred for the Halliwell sisters, but knew that he had to get their powers to successfully complete his and Hannah's mission.
Rex and Hannah in love
One unexpected event that did happen was that Rex and Hannah, during their assignment, fell in love.
At the time, the emotion of love was strictly forbidden to all denizens of the Underworld. Yet, Rex and Hannah defied the odds and embarked on their relationship, a relationship that continues to this present day.
Eventually, Rex tricked Prue into freeing a powerful Warlock from the 17th Century named Matthew Tate. Rex and Hannah hoped that Matthew could acquire the Halliwell sisters powers. However, Matthew became too overconfident, and the Charmed Ones, with the help of Melinda Warren, their ancestor whom they had summoned from the past, defeated him.
Rex assured Hannah that this setback had at least, brought them some time, because it did succeed in confirming that the Halliwell sisters were indeed the Charmed Ones. Hannah then stated that perhaps they should have taken care of the Charmed Ones themselves. Rex agreed that it was time for he and Hannah to finally take direct action after months of watching and waiting.
The final assault
Long not after, Rex acquired the new power of astral projection. This allowed him to project himself psychically and subliminally plant commands in people’s minds. With this power, Rex was able to manipulate the Charmed Ones into giving up their powers by first framing Prue for the theft of the Romanov Tiara, and then, for the murder of Jaime Lopez, a security guard that worked at Buckland’s.
Seemingly out of options, the sisters relinquished their powers, which flowed into a lantern that Rex had provided for them. They gave him the powers, but Rex planned to kill them, having been ordered to do so by the Source.
Hannah, having turned into a black panther, charged the sisters, but the intervention of the White Lighter known as Leo Wyatt saved them. The Halliwell regained their powers at the last second and used them against Rex and Hannah. Piper froze time and Prue moved the frozen Rex into Hannah’s path. Without realizing what had happened, Hannah pounced on Rex and injured him.
Both were recalled to the Underworld, where the Source had Rex and Hannah punished for the failure of their mission. The Source sentenced Rex and Hannah to ten thousand years in his dungeon.
It was during this imprisonment and punishment that Rex and Hannah realized the truth. The Source was nothing but a petty dictator and cared nothing for those he ruled.
More to the point, Warlocks were considered nothing but expendable cannon fodder.
Rex and Hannah then waited until they saw their chance, and then jumped their guards and escaped from captivity.
Escape and Revolution
Following their escape, Rex and Hannah encountered many other Warlocks who felt the same way, and soon they had formed themselves into a resistance group, called The Insurgents. For the next several years, The Insurgents, led by Rex and Hannah, fought for the freedom of their fellow Warlocks. In the end, it was the Charmed Ones that helped them by eliminating all the Upper Level Demons in the Underworld, including the Source, Zankou, and the Triad. With all the Upper Level Demons gone, the Warlocks were finally able to launch a full scale revolution.
The Warlock Revolution cost many brave Warlocks their lives. However, under the leadership of Rex and Hannah, they were successful in forever freeing themselves from Demonic rule. After centuries of oppression, Warlocks were now free to chose their own path.
Return to Earth, reconciliation with the Halliwell sisters, and becoming human again
Following that revolution, Rex and Hannah returned to Earth, where they travelled the world for a while. Eventually, after an adventure on a mystical Plateau in South America, they relocated back to the San Francisco area in 2008, moving into an apartment in Palo Alto. Rex managed to secure employment as an instructor at Stanford University, while Hannah settled into the role of housewife.
Rex and Hannah subsequently reconciled their differences with Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, and their half-sister, Paige Matthews, becoming steadfast allies of the Halliwell sisters (Rex and Hannah would become the God aunt and uncle to Piper's two sons, Wyatt and Chris Halliwell). It was also at this point that Rex and Hannah helped liberate Kira the Seer from the Demonic Wasteland, after which the Angel Of Destiny appeared and gave Kira her soul back. Kira would soon become a friend and ally of Rex and Hannah.
Since Rex and Hannah had forever turned their backs on evil, the Angel Of Destiny also returned both their souls to them. Although Rex and Hannah both retained their respective powers, they were now human. They would age normally and be vulnerable to illness and injuries like any other human.
Life soon settled down for Rex and Hannah. Often at times they would dine at Quake Restaurant, where Piper Halliwell had once worked, years before.
Life and adventures
Rex and Hannah now often found themselves having many a new adventure.
One of Rex and Hannah's first adventures, at that point, involved them meeting a woman named Clare Patrick, who was, in reality, the legendary Cleopatra.
Another adventure took the two of them to another planet called Aarnic.
A 2009 adventure took Rex, Hannah, and Paige (and Ava Nicolae, the Gypsy doctor friend of the Charmed Ones) to a bunker in the Carpathian Mountains. Said bunker had formerly belonged to the late Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
That same year, the Angel Of Destiny remanded Cole Turner into Rex and Hannah's custody, until the Council Of Angels could finally decide to return Cole's soul to him. They ultimately did so.
Rex and Hannah would occasionally use the Time Key (a device that once belong to Tempus, the Demon Of Time) to travel in time. In one such adventure, they wound up confronting the disgraced White Lighter Elder, Gideon. Another adventure involved a malfunctioning Time Key accidentally transporting the two former Warlocks to a parallel space/time continuum. However, in the end, they were able to repair it and return safely home to their own continuum .
The two former Warlocks often have adventures on or around Halloween.
Jenkalu Hannah Buckland
In 2009, Rex and Hannah met a historian from the 34th Century, named Kalu, who wanted to know about Rex and Hannah's exploits at leading the Insurgents.
What Rex and Hannah didn't know was that Kalu was, in fact, Jenkalu Hannah Buckland, their 34th Century descendant.
The two former Warlocks would have several more encounters with Kalu over the following years (see Kalu's own page for details).
Rex's collection of rare books and scrolls
Rex is an avid collector of ancient books and scrolls, which he uses to help himself and Hannah gain vital information when needed. He has also amassed a collection of magical weapons in order to protect Hannah and himself in the event of a Demonic attack.
Among his books are copies of De Vermis Mysteriis, Cultes des Goules, The Pnakotic Manuscripts, The Book Of Eibon, The Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan, and Unaussprechlichen Kulten, and, perhaps most important of all, the Necronomicon.
Also among Rex's books was the Grimoire (it was by using this book that Kira the Seer was liberated from the Wasteland), which Leo Wyatt had hidden in the Andes Mountains years before. Rex had learned of its location and recovered it.
The Oban Compendium is but the latest of these books to be added to Rex's collection. Also among Rex's collection is a Golden Scroll that was given to him by the Elemental being known as Herne the Hunter.
Rex's reasons for keeping and studying all these books and scrolls is that knowledge, whether good or evil, must be preserved. These books have helped Rex in his studies of the hidden history behind the beings known as the Old Ones.
First brush with the Old Ones
In 2009, Rex and Hannah traveled to Miskatonic University, in Arkham, Massachusetts, to examine the only other copy of the Necronomicon still known to exist, apart from the copy that Rex possessed. While they were there, that copy was stolen by a misguided student named Mike Johns. Mike hoped to use it to release the Old Ones from the empty dimension they had been sealed in since their battle with the forces of Good and Evil, thousands of years before. Rex and Hannah stopped him in time, but Mike wound up trapped in the same empty dimension as the Old Ones.
Rex and Hannah returned the copy of the Necronomicon to Miskatonic University, where Rex used a magic spell to seal it in its glass container.
Second brush with the Old Ones
In the year, 2011, Rex and Hannah travelled to the planet Yuggoth in order to stop a group of Lower Level Demons who had gone there to use whatever secrets the Old Ones left behind to restore the Underworld. The Demons then tried to force Rex to translate the original Necronomicon (which was located on Yuggoth) , so that they could free the Old Ones, in order to offer then an alliance to rebuild the Underworld. Rex refused, knowing the chaos the Old Ones would impose on the universe if released. He tried to tell the Demons that, but they refused to listen.
At that point, the Guardians, beings the Old Ones had created to guard Yuggoth, attacked, and consumed the Demons. Sensing that Rex and Hannah were not there to plunder Yuggoth, but rather to stop the Demons from doing so, the beings decided to let the two former Warlocks safely return to Earth.
The Black Stone
In late 2014, Rex and Hannah were invited to Vermont by Bill Kline a colleague of Rex’s at Stanford. Kline had found a mysterious Black Stone and wanted Rex to translate the writing on said stone. These events led to the two former Warlocks having their first encounter with the Mi-go.
Rex and Hannah also met Randolph Carter, a graduate student at Miskatonic University, during this adventure. At the time, neither of the two former Warlocks realized what in impact on their lives this meeting would soon have.
Perhaps one of Rex and Hannah's most incredible adventures was their visit (with Randolph Carter coming along) to the Mi-go's Antarctic outpost, in late 2014. There, they met the descendants of followers of Napoleon Bonaparte, who had fled there after Napoleon's defeat in 1812. The followers had been led there by the Oban Compendium, which told of the location of the Mi-go outposts around the world.
While there, Rex managed to repair the malfunctioning equipment the Mi-go had left behind and save the outpost and everyone in it. However the long term survival of those living in the outpost required them to re-establish contact with the outside world.
Move to Arkham
In 2015, Rex accepted a new job as Head of the Ancient Languages Department at Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts. He and Hannah thus left Palo Alto and moved to Arkham. Rex was surprised that he was offered the job from a university that was located so far way from where he resided.
Rex and Hannah settled into a new house, located a few miles outside Arkham (the house had once belonged to the mysterious Dr. Herbert West). Said house had been procured for the two of them by Miskatonic University.
New AdventuresRex and Hannah had a few adventures after their move to Arkham.
They investigated the mystery of unexplained disappearances in the Catskill Mountains of nearby New York State, said mystery going back several centuries. This led to the two former Warlocks confronting the degenerate Martense family.
The Inner Circle reveals itself
All this time, Rex had suspected that there was a hidden agenda at work here. He felt it was very strange that someone seemingly had gone through a lot of trouble to get him and Hannah to Arkham.
As it turned out, Rex was correct. His and Hannah's move to Arkham had been arranged by the Inner Circle, which was led by Randolph Carter. Rex and Hannah had already knew Randolph through their adventures in Vermont and Antarctica with him. Randolph had become convinced that the two former Warlocks would make good additions to the Inner Circle. Randolph believed that Rex's talents at translating old books and scrolls, plus his and Hannah's magical abilities, would make great assets.
Richard Pickman, the current Dean of Miskatonic University, was a member of the Inner Circle. It was he that acted under Randolph's orders to get the two former Warlocks to Arkham by offering Rex his new job and procuring Rex and Hannah's new house for them.
Over time, Rex and Hannah had gradually uncovered information about the existence of the Inner Circle. Their investigations finally forced Randolph's hand. He revealed that he was a leader the the Inner Circle, and wanted Rex and Hannah in Arkham because he felt that they would be a good addition to the group. Randolph went on to say that the Circle would admit Hannah, the first time a woman would be permitted to join the group.
Soon after, Rex was at home when he received some shocking news. Hannah had been hit by a car and was in serious condition.
Arriving at Arkham Community Hospital, where Hannah had been taken, Rex was informed of the natures of her injuries. He anxiously waited as Hannah went into surgery. The surgery was successful in saving Hannah’s life, but her spleen was a total loss and had to be removed.
The next morning, Rex visited Hannah in the ICU, and she managed to inform him that Joseph Philip, a member of the Inner Circle, had been the one who'd hit her with his car. Philip had objected to Hannah, a woman, being admitted to the Circle, but had been overruled by Randolph.
When Rex confronted him, Philip stated that women could not be allowed to join the Circle which would break centuries of tradition. Philip then tried to kill the former Warlock, but Rex, using his powers, defeated Philip and handed him over to the authorities.
Several weeks later, Rex visited Hannah (as he had done every day). At this point, Hannah had left ICU for a regular room. Randolph then revealed that, since one of their own had caused Hannah’s injuries, the Circle had pulled some strings and arranged to pay for Hannah’s long hospital stay. The two former Warlocks were very grateful for this.
The Inner Circle and other future plans
At that point, Rex and Hannah informed Randolph that they had decided to join the Inner Circle. A grateful Randolph quickly welcomed the two former Warlocks into the fold.
Rex then officially started his new job as Head of the Ancient Languages Department at Miskatonic University.
Rex was taken by surprise when Hannah suggested that the two of them get married (she had gotten the idea from a conversation with Kira the Seer via Skype). However, Rex, still reeling from almost losing Hannah due to Philip's attempt to kill her, realize how much he truly loved her, and he said yes.
On Halloween Day, 2015, Rex and Hannah were finally married. The ceremony took place at the Arkham Town Hall. In attendance to the wedding were Kalu, Randolph Carter, Richard Pickman, Staci Clarke, and, via Skype, Kira the Seer and Cole Turner.
Rex and Hannah wished each other a Happy Halloween as they began their lives together as a married couple.
Mystery illness and return to Yuggoth
In early 2016, a mysterious illness swept through Arkham, affecting many people, including Staci Clarke. The Inner Circle, through the Administrator of Arkham Community Hospital, recruited Rex and Hannah to find a cure.
As it turned out the illness was tied into the Blasted Heath. The meteor that had landed on the Gardner farm in the late 19th Century had originated on Yuggoth. It had been a piece of volcanic debris that had been hurled into space by an eruption from one of Yuggoth's many volcanoes and had eventually fallen to Earth.
Although it had been covered over by the town reservoir, the Blasted Heath had continued to expand. Finally, the contamination had become more than the water filtration systems could handle. It thus began to affect the town's water supply.
Rex and Hannah soon realized that the cure could be found on Yuggoth, since that was from where the meteor had come from. The two former Warlocks thus returned to the dark planet and were successfully able to procure the cure from the Mi-go. The cure had been a tablet. Upon their return to Earth, Rex and Hannah dropped said tablet into the reservoir, where it quickly neutralized the Blasted Heath and then successfully cured all the affected townspeople. All of them, including Staci Clarke, made a full recovery.
Dark Alternate Future
Rex and Hannah recently learned that they are due to play a key role in stopping the Old Ones from escaping their empty dimension prison. By using the Hobus Crystal, a mysterious crystal with the powers to show possible time lines to people as a dream, Randolph Carter showed Rex and Hannah a time line in which they never existed. In that time line, the Old Ones had escaped their prison and had wiped out all life on Earth, in the Underworld, and the White Lighter Elders.
Although Rex and Hannah did not fully approve of Randolph's methods, he had to put them to sleep first, without their consent, in order to use the crystal on them. However, they did come to understand why he had done so. The two former Warlocks now understood that the future of humanity lay in their hands.
In June of 2016, Rex and Hannah travelled to Greece, searching for clues about an archeologist named Harley Warren. Warren had disappeared, nearly a decade earlier, while on an expedition to find clues that there was was perhaps some truth behind the Greek myths.
Turns out that Warren had been correct as Rex and Hannah eventually met Miduzza, who was the basis for the mythical Medusa. Miduzza was an alien from a planet called Progone. Miduzza had fled her native world, thousands of years earlier, when Progone had been invaded by the Old Ones, and had eventually crashed landed on Earth. Miduzza had placed Harley Warren in suspended animation to prevent him from revealing her existence to the outside world.
The two former Warlocks also discovered that Miduzza was not an evil being, and had only used her powers of molecular change, to turn people to stone, out of self defense.
Rex and Hannah were able to convince Miduzza to free Warren. They then made Warren realize the truth about Miduzza. In the end, Warren promised not to reveal Miduzza's existence to the outside world. Rex, Hannah, and Warren then left Miduzza's cave and promised to keep her existence a secret.
Cole and Kira's wedding and first child
In the summer of 2016, the two former Warlocks briefly returned to San Francisco to attend the wedding of Cole Turner and Kira the Seer.
In October of 2016, Kira informed Rex and Hannah that she and Cole were expecting their first child.
On July 13th, 2017, Kira gave birth to a baby girl. The new baby was named Phoebe Hannah Turner, in honour of both Hannah and Phoebe Halliwell. Rex and Hannah were named the new God parents of the baby.
On Halloween of 2016, Rex and Hannah met Samhain, the so-called Spirit Of Halloween, who appeared to be a young teenage girl.
During a Halloween party at the two former Warlocks house, Hannah soon uncovered the truth. Samhain was, in reality, Samantha Hainsworth. On Halloween, in 1986, seventeen-year-old Samantha Hainsworth had been attending a Halloween party with friends, when she had bitten into a piece of candy. However, the candy had been full of walnuts, which Samantha had been severely allergic to, and the allergic reaction had killed her.
When confronted about this, Samhain admitted the truth and said that she still loved Halloween, despite what had happened to her and crossed over every year to enjoy the holiday.
Before she returned to the Spirit World, Samhain said that she might visit Rex and Hannah again the following Halloween. The two former Warlocks told the teenage spirit that she would always be welcome.
Visit to the British Raj
In early 2017, Rex and Hannah received a package from Richard Westphalen, a British contact of the Inner Circle. The package turned out to be the remains of the diary of an ancestor of Richard. This ancestor, Colonel Robert Westphalen, had commanded a British fort, Fort Albert, in India in the late 19th Century.
The diary told of an incident that happened at Fort Albert on June 20th, 1887, in which a mysterious black stone had been brought to the fort. To Rex and Hannah, this sounded like one of the black stones of the Mi-go. However, since the rest of the diary had been lost in the Blitz, Rex and Hannah had no idea what had happened next.
Using the Time Key, Rex and Hannah travelled to India of 1887 and arrived at Fort Albert. Posing as delegates from the British Museum, the two former Warlocks soon meet Colonel Westphalen, who tells them that the stone had been found in the nearby Himalayas. This only further confirms that the stone was of Mi-go origin, since the Mi-go have a habitat in the Himalayas.
After having been shown the stone, Rex began to transcribe the writing on the stone, while Hannah decided to look around outside the fort. Soon enough, Hannah came upon strange footprints, which she then told Rex of. Rex and Hannah were then convinced that the Mi-go were planning to attack the fort and recover their stone.
When the two former Warlocks tried to warn Westphalen, he brushed their warning off, and dismissed it as local superstition.
That night, the Mi-go attacked the fort and the British casualties mounted. Rex and Hannah told Westphalen to pull his men back, that they cannot fight the Mi-go. Westphalen soon agreed, but not before twenty-seven of this men were rendered permanently insane by the Mi-go. The Mi-go recover their stone and depart the fort.
In the end, the shaken Westphalen told Rex and Hannah that the whole incident would most likely be covered up. Rex and Hannah then took their leave of him, and 1887.
Upon their return to 2017, Rex and Hannah worked on the writings that they had gotten off the stone and make a grim discovery. According to the writing, one of the Old Ones, called Hastur, was never accounted for after the final battle with Good and Evil. This meant that Hastur was still out there somewhere. When Hannah pointed out that Hastur had not shown up in the 130 years since the incident at Fort Albert, Rex had a counter point. He said that the forces that were working to free the Old Ones would no doubt find out about Hastur. The two former Warlocks decided that they must keep watch for this event.
The Mysterious Island
In May of 2017, Rex, Hannah, and Randolph Carter travelled to a mysterious island, that had appeared in the South Pacific Ocean,
Upon arrival at the island, they soon discovered that it had been set up as a base of operations for the Old One called Hastur, whom the two former Warlocks had first learned about not too long before.
Also revealed was the fact that Hastur had created the elemental forces known as the Hollow and Nothing which were used as weapons during the war between the forces of Good and Evil and the Old Ones.
The group also discovered that Hastur himself was on the island, in a state of suspended animation in a sarcophagus. It was at that point that the group was captured by Herbert West and Johanna Martense, who had come to the island to free Hastur. When Rex refused to help the two followers of the Old Ones, Johanna had them locked up.
However, the group managed to escape the island, before it sank beneath the sea.
What the two former Warlocks didn't know, however, was that Johanna and West had managed to transport themselves, and Hastur, off the island before it sank. Johanna then used a spell to awaken Hastur, no doubt part of their scheme to free the rest of the Old Ones.
Charmed Episode No. 1 Something Wicca This Way Comes
Charmed Episode No. 2: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Charmed Episode No. 6: The Wedding From Hell
Charmed Episode No. 8: The Truth Is Out There And It Hurts
Charmed Episode No. 9: The Witch Is Back
Charmed Episode No. 10: Wicca Envy
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 1: Visit To A Lost World
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 2: Queen Of The Nile
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 3: Journey To Yesterday
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 4: Revelations
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 5: Otherworld
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 6: The Curse Of Eliza Payne
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 7: The Troubled Spirit
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 8: The Living Legend
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 9: The Visitor
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 10: The Old Ones
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 11: Timeless
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 12: The Bunker
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 13: Requiem
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 14: Redemption
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 15: The Full Circle
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 16: Halloween Thoughts
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 17: Dreams Of The Hunter
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 18: A Christmas Caper
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 20: Return To A Lost World
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 21: The Fallen One
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 23: Convergence
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Stories No. 24 & 25: World Of Darkness Parts 1 & 2
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 26: The Dark Planet
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 27: The Tides Of Time
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 28: The Fallen One II
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 29: The Blood Countess
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 30: Future Imperfect
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 31: Last Mission Of The U-28
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 32: The Black Stone
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 33: The Emperor’s Legacy
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 34: New Frontiers
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 35: The Legacy Of Tempest Mountain
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 36: Arkham Oddities
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 37: Skeletons In Closets
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 38: Innsmouth Revisited
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 39: The Inner Circle
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 40: The Secret Of The House
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 41: Outbreak
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 42: Death's Dominion
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 43: Myth Conception
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 44: Spirit Of Halloween
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 45: The Siege Of Fort Albert
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 46: The Island