The Power of Fire is the fourth issue of Arc 1: The Twelve Portals and fourth overall issue of the W.I.T.C.H. comics.

Synopsis

Attempting to rescue Taranee from the evil clutches of Elyon, Will, Irma, Cornelia, and Hay Lin left behind five imperfect Astral Drops in Heatherfield — not knowing the replicas would commit irreparable blunders!

Plot

The four W.I.T.C.H. girls in Heatherfield were thinking about Taranee, who was kidnapped by Elyon Brown under Cedric's spell. The W.I.T.C.H. girls created a doppelganger or 'Astral Drop' of Taranee. Astral Taranee, went to school, played with her family and did everything like the real Taranee would. This made the rest of the W.I.T.C.H. girls sad, because they were reminded of the real Taranee... They finally set off to find Taranee in Meridian. Will, created Astral Drops for all of them.

The real Taranee, meanwhile, was being kept inside a bubble. She felt cold and as though her friends had 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 taunted her, while Taranee remained in the bubble cage, with how the W.I.T.C.H. girls had seemingly 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 showed them a picture of Astral Will at home, brushing her teeth, eating breakfast. They both mistook her for the real Will, making Taranee feel even colder. Had her friends abandoned her?

Meanwhile, Will and her group (who were in Meridian) were found out by Cedric and his guards. Mrs. Rudolph helped them then. Will chose the easiest way to get to Taranee, by letting everybody get captured. They were taken to Phobos' garden where everything was cold and flawless. The murmurers brought the news of the W.I.T.C.H.'s arrival to Prince Phobos.

Will and her friends were thrown into bubble prisons similar to Taranee's. When Taranee saw Will, she thought that she was just another illusion created by Elyon. But when Will asked Taranee to read her mind, Taranee realized that she was the real Will and melted her bubble cage out of fury.

She released the others, but they did not go try and capture Cedric and Elyon. They let them flee, while the W.I.T.C.H. girls returned to Earth, happy. Taranee united with her Astral Drop, giving her a view of what happened when she had been in Meridian.

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