The Power of Five is the 4th issue of the First Arc (The 12 Portals) and 4th overall issue of the W.I.T.C.H. Comics
Attempting to rescue Taranee from the evil clutches of Elyon, Will, Irma, Cornelia, and Hay Lin leave behind five imperfect astral drops in Heatherfield—not knowing the replicas would commit irreparable blunders!
The story starts of with the four of them thinking about Taranee that gets kidnapped by Elyon Brown under Cedric's spell. The W.I.T.C.H. girls have created a doppelganger or 'Astral Drop' of Taranee. An Astral Drop is the exact copy of a real person. They can speak, touch, feel, breath, in other words, a twin. Astral Taranee, goes to school, plays with her family and does everything like the real Taranee would. This makes the rest of the W.I.T.C.H. girls sad, because they get reminded of the real Taranee . . . they finally set off too find Taranee in Meridian. Will, creates Astra Drops for all of them.
The real Taranee, meanwhile, is being kept inside a bubble. She feels cold and as though her friends have abandoned her. The bubble was cold with no light and was made by Elyon as a prison for Taranee. It was supposed to slowly drain her powers until she could no longer do anything with her magic. Elyon taunts her while her stay in the bubble cage, as how the W.I.T.C.H. girls had abandoned her, paying no heed to Cedric's warning. Taranee was the only one of the W.I.T.C.H. girls, who could get out of the cage.
Elyon shows them a picture of Astral Will at home, brushing her teeth, eating breakfast.They both mistake her for the real Will, making Taranee feel even colder. Had her friends abandoned her?
Meanwhile, Will and her group (who are in Merdian) have been founded out by Cedric and his guards. Mrs. Rudolf helps them then. Will chooses the easiest way to get to Taranee, by letting everybody get captured. They are taken to Phobo's garden where everything is cold and flawless. The murmurers take the news of thw W.I.T.C.H.'s arrival to King Phobos.
Will and her friends are thrown into bubble prisons similar to Taranee's. When Taranee sees Will, she thinks that she is just another object created by Elyon. But when Will speaks to her through her mind, Taranee realizes that she is the real Will and melts her bubble cage out of fury.
She releases the others, but they do not go try and capture Cedric and Elyon. They let them flee, while the W.I.T.C.H. girls return to Earth, happy. Taranee unites with her Astral Drop, giving her a view of what happened when she had been in Meridian.