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I just think that we're stronger together than if we are apart; power or no power.
Diana to Cassie. [src]

Diana Meade (born April 18, 1995) is the daughter of the late John Blackwell and the late Elizabeth, the paternal younger half-sister/best friend of Cassie Blake and the paternal older half-sister of Four unknown half-siblings, the best friend/ex-girlfriend of Adam Conant, the best friend of Melissa Glaser, the girlfriend of Grant and the co-leader of the Chance Harbor Circle. Diana's mother married Charles Meade, however, she is the result of an affair between her mother and John Blackwell. Therefore, Charles Meade is her adoptive father, and the only paternal figure she's ever had.

Diana is a member of the Meade Family and the Blackwell Family.

Early Life

Diana was born April 18, 1995 to Elizabeth Meade and John Blackwell. She was the result of an affair between John and Elizabeth when John was on a break with Amelia (Cassie's mother) and Elizabeth was on a break with Charles. However, Elizabeth claimed Charles as the father. Her mother died when she was baby; this is why Diana wanted the Circle to be careful with magic not wanting to repeat the previous Circle's mistakes.

Season One

Diana and her group of friends aren't like most kids their age. She, Adam, Cassie, Faye, Melissa, and Nick (now Jake , after Nick's death) make up what is known as a circle of witches. The Secret Circle is a powerful coven that consists of at least six witches or more. Although it is known that every witch is born into a circle, The Secret Circle is possibly one of the most powerful covens in existence. Diana and the rest of are descendants of the 

Diana and Grant: Traitor

The Secret Circle. Sixteen years ago, the former members of the Secret Circle, their parents, began to dabble in the dark arts of magic. Along their journey, an "accident" occurred which left majority of the members dead. The only known survivors were Amelia Blake, Charles Meade, Dawn Chamberlain, and Ethan Conant. After the Circle was stripped of their powers, Amelia (Cassie's mother) abandoned her coven by moving to Los Angeles with her young daughter, Cassie. Determined to reunite the coven, Charles Meade killed Amelia in order to lure Cassie, back to Chance Harbor, Washington so that the Circle could be together once again.

That is where the story begins. Faye decided that it would be fun to get Cassie to use her powers by setting her car on fire. Little did she know that at that time, Cassie had no idea of her powers. Insert worried Diana and Adam and they immediately realize the cause of the fire, and the fact that Cassie knows nothing of the power inside her. After the discovery of Cassie's car accident, Diana confronts Faye Chamberlain and warns her about the dangers of their powers. The following day, Diana introduces Cassie to their coven, and tries to teach her about their families' legacy of witches. Cassie of course thinks that they are all crazy. Later that night, as Faye conjures a massive thunderstorm, Diana attempts to stop her but is struck by lighting. She then starts trying to encourage the others to join her in binding the circle as it could be dangerous otherwise, keeping the secret that once the circle is boun

d, members of the circle can only do magic in pairs. The strength of the magic depends on how many members of the circle there are.

As the weeks passed, Diana and Adam's relationship began to falter. Adam's father made it known to Diana that Adam and Cassie's relationship
was written in the stars. It was predestined, and it was going to happen. No matter what Diana did that thought kept haunting her. She knew that she would never be the girl he wa

nts. On the night of Nick's wake, Diana went to The Boathouse Bar and Grill and broke up with Adam.

In Wake, Diana notices that Adam's getting more and 

more upset about Jake's closeness to Cassie. The meaning of Adam's interest isn't lost on Diana. She knows Adam has feelings for Cassie, and that he's jealous of newcomer Jake. Faye tries to warn Cassie that Jake is bad news.Ethan tells Diana that cassie and adam have to be together. It's their destiny, but he's torn up because he still wants Diana to be happy. Diana decides to break up with Adam.

In Masked, Adam and Diana are still pining for each other, and Adam is angry at his dad for encouraging the break-up. At the party, Adam is still trying to get Diana back but she's still refusing to say yes. Diana goes off alone and is taken by the witch-hunters.

In Beneath, Faye suggests that the Circle play Truth or Dare, which results in Diana taking off her top. Adam tries once again to get back with Diana, at first they fight but ultimately end up spending the night together in a shed outside the house having sex. Diana breaks it off with Adam, saying that she needs to find herself.
In Balcoin, Melissa has returned and she has her cousin with her, a cousin whom Diana takes a liking to. Good thing too, since she and Adam are still on the outs.
In Darkness, at Diana’s, Kate Meade, Diana’s grandmother, pays a surprise visit. Diana reveals that Charles is dating Dawn (this is the cover they fed Diana to explain the time they spend together). Kate is not shocked; Charles had a crush on Dawn during their high school years. Diana leaves for school. Kate tells Charles that she is there because Diana broke up with Adam. At the abandoned house in the woods, Diana catches Adam researching dark magic and wants to know why he’s doing that. Cassie overhears Adam tell Diana about Cassie’s heritage, which makes Cassie’s anger erupt. She chokes Adam with her mind. Diana walks into Cassie’s room and discovers Cassie performing a spell. Cassie wants Jake back in town, which stuns Diana because Jake is a witch hunter. Because Jane is away, Diana wants Cassie to stay with her. Because Cassie is staying with Diana, she meets Kate. After dinner, Adam goes over to Diana’s and apologizes to
Cassie. For years he told Diana everything, and old habits are hard to break. Cassie tells Diana about Kate sensing her power. Cassie did not tell Kate about the circle. Diana tells Cassie that her grandmother is amazing and can be trusted, so Cas

sie should do the ceremony in the woods with Kate. Diana puts towels in the guest room f

or Kate. She sees items in her grandmother’s suitcase and investigates. One of the items Diana finds is mandrake root. Diana runs out of the room. Diana finds Adam and tells him about the mandrake root. Mandrake root kills witches. They rush to Cassie’s aid. Faye finds fake feathers and blood at Lee’s. Meanwhile, Diana and Adam arrive at the woods. Cassie is free. Adam and Diana find Cassie. Diana apologizes for her grandmother’s actions; she is shocked that her grandmother tried to kill Cassie. Cassie admits that she was scared; she had never felt so much fear. The fear flooded her body and erupted in a wave of power. It felt good to let the fear save her. She was scared by the power, but she liked it. Diana then asks Cassie just how powerful is she to which she looks down the window.

In Fire/Ice, Diana and Cassie waking up after the sleepover from hell that included Cassie nearly being buried alive
last week. The pair playfully decide to use magic to change the color of Diana's dress, but thanks to Cassie's dark nature, the dress catches fire instead. Diana has made it clear that she is moving on. Like I should be doing. Cassie notices a symbol in the basement of the Abandoned House that she's seen in her Book of Shadows. While she's talking about this with Diana and Melissa, she realizes there's a page missing from her book. She figures out that Faye must've taken it and calls her to demand it back. Diana makes herself dance with a guy who isn't Adam, who later tells him how happy this made him and manipulates her into agreeing to give Cassie a pass to date him.

In Witness, Diana Helps Adam and Cassie held in memory of Jake.

In Medallion, Diana made a speech to celebrate Adam's birthday. After the party, Cassie tells the Circle about the medallion ritual. Faye is jealous and thus reluctant, but Diana is all for it, and Melissa – stoned – is up for anything. Jake’s already in.

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In Valentine, in honor of the holiday, Faye and Melissa throw a girls only anti-Valentine’s Day slumber party for themselves and fellow witches Diana and Cassie. But the night gets wilder than expected when Melissa offers Diana some mood altering “Devil’s Spirit” and the first person Diana loosens up around is Lee, who crashes the party to give Faye a present to help her improve her own power. When Melissa was "sick" by the Devil's Spirit, and instead of taking Faye's hand, she take Diana's head instead.

In Return,

In Crystal, Diana helps the circle while she continues to struggle between helping them search for the crystal and her feelings for Grant. She tried to help Adam and Melissa by going into the mine but couldn't due the spell that keep witches with dark magic from entering. She talked to Cassie about her leaving the circle so she can be with Grant. Diana told her about her trying to get into the mine but couldn't get in. Cassie figured out that Diana is the other Blackwell and her sister.

In Traitor, Diana struggles coping with the possibility John Blackwell could be her biological father. She confronts
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Charles with her concerns and was suprised to discover her mother's affair with John Blackwell which Charles was unaware of. Later, while trying to find the Chamberlain crystal which had earlier been stolen, she expresses her concern to Cassie about dark magic, stating her distaste for violence and her fear of becoming like Cassie herself. Cassie reaffirms her that it doesn't feel good to kill but she does what has to be done, though Diana still persists in her efforts to prevent Cassie from killing, which she successfully manages to do before Cassie could stab the traitor witch but merely knocking him over. As they run towards the traitor witch he releases the crystal and they realize who he is, Nick.
In Prom John Blackwell is trying to talk to Diana but she leaves along with Jake and Faye. While Cassie is at the school she sees her mother wanting to talk to Diana's mother, Elizabeth Meade. Cassie goes to Diana's house to try to convince her to go back in time to see if they can see more and see if they can see Diana's mother. Diana agrees to help Cassie. Charles asks Diana if she is going to prom and gives her Elizabeth's necklace. Charles then gives Diana a ride to school. Dawn Chamberlain is outside waiting for Charles and they discuss over John. The circle is getting ready for prom. Diana and Cassie go to Java Brew and Diana sees Grant. She tells Grant to meet her later after prom. John does a spell to make Charles think that Amelia's ghost is haunting him. The circle arrives at prom. 

Diana and Cassie go back in the past and see their mothers. Amelia tries to warn Elizabeth not to go to the ferry and that she knows about Diana being the other Blackwell and warns her to get out of Chance Harbor with her family. Elizabeth refuses as she sees making a peace treaty with the witch-hunters as a protection for them. Amelia then goes and sees James Conant telling him she's leaving Chance Harbor with her daughter and he tells trusting the witch-hunters is reckless. Also she tells him to tell Ethan she doesn't love him even though she does, but is putting her daughter first instead of her own needs. After they come back, Diana starts to blame Cassie that it's her fault that she brought Blackwell back into their lives and that it's his fault that her mother is dead. Diana finds out that her father killed Amelia. The circle finds Nick and try to get the crystal. Nick tells Eben he wants to trade the crystal for the demon.

In Family, Diana wakes up in Grant's car and he tells her that she has some text messages from her friends. She looks at her phone and realizes that Faye is in trouble and that she needs to get to the Abandoned House right away. When she arrives the Circle starts speculating about how they can get Faye back from Eben and the Witch Hunters. Cassie's phone rings and she sees it's from Faye. When she answers Eben says he will trade Faye for one crystal and that they should take it to the Boatyard where the Circle's parents died 16 years ago. Jake, Adam, and Melissa go to the boatyard. Faye is in the boat and she's scared of the guys who are handcuffing her to the same post that John Blackwell was on when they tried to kill him. Diana and Cassie go with John to a lake somewhere out in the woods near the Abandoned House. They make the crystal skull and then they realize that John is selfish and going to use the power for his own gain so they try and stop him but he knocks both of them out. They wake up in the Abandoned House and John is chanting. He turns the skull dark and he explains that he's going to kill all the other witches that aren't descended from Balcoin blood. He also tells them that there are 4 more Blackwell children coming to Chance Harbor.

John explaining what he's doing with the Crystal Skull.

The other members of the Circle start to burn but Adam is at the Abandoned House and he tries to use his solo magic from 

where the Circle is broken, but he is too weak and John starts beating him up and Cassie is screaming and crying, but, she and Diana can't get out of the circle of ash John put them in. That's when Cassie realizes what she must do to save Adam. She turns to Diana and starts to choke her. When Diana asks her what she's doing Cassie says "Killing You." Cassie does this to trigger Diana's dark magic. When she does it breaks the spell with the circle of ash. Cassie grabs the Crystal skull and tries to kill John with it but she's not strong enough by herself and John is about to stop her when Diana runs up and puts her hands on top of Cassie's and together they kill John. Cassie checks on Adam and they all head to Cassie's house. The entire circle is there and they all discuss binding the circle again but Diana leaves and she tells Cassie "No matter where I go, you will always be my sister, but now that I've felt the power of the dark magic I don't want to ever feel it again." She goes home and cries since Charles is dead and then she packs her bags and meets Grant at Java Brew. As she gets in the car and starts to buckle her seat belt she sees her hand and the symbol of Balcoin is on her hand. She gets scared but hides it from Grant and they start to leave. As the show is ending, you see 4 people standing on a hill overlooking the town. As they zoom in on the people you see the symbol of Balcoin on their hands also.


Likely the kindest person in the circle, Diana is extremely caring, loyal, protective and has a strong sense of what's morally right and just. She often thinks of others more than herself, making her a foil to selfish and reckless Faye, and helps to ground the other members of the circle. She heads the circle with intelligence, feet planted firmly on the ground and a strong lead, watching out for what's best for everyone.

Upon finding out that she and Cassie are half-sisters, she becomes confused about magic for a short time. She really loves Cassie, but she isn't sure how she feels about finding out that Cassie is her sister and that John Blackwell is her biological father.  It is partly because of this, and the fact that she does not totally trust Blackwell, that she refuses to use Dark Magic, believing there are more peaceful ways to do things.

Physical Appearance

Diana is a beautiful girl, as illustrated in her picture. She has long, beautiful chocolate brown hair, with eyes of the same color. She's tall, standing at 5'8, has long legs and is very slender. She is slightly tanned and has rosy cheeks.

Powers and Abilities

Diana was the first in the circle to discover her powers and find her Book of Shadows. She was the one who started the circle in the Wiccan way of life. She also has dark magic as her father is John Blackwell. She and Cassie share this ability. However, unlike Cassie, she couldn't use her dark magic even after learning she had it because she needed a near-death experience for it to be activated to save her. That happened when Cassie tried to kill her so they could free themselves from the barrier of the colocasia powder. Afterwards, she stated that she does not want to use her dark powers because she "hates the way it makes her feel".

Diana has a strong leadership ability. Even though Cassie is, technically supposed to be the leader, she is the leader of the circle. Diana is also the second most powerful witch in her circle; due to her Blackwell Bloodline.

  • Channeling: The act of drawing or summoning other forms of energy, by focusing on the magic of another witch.
  • ConjurationThe act of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
  • Elemental ControlThe act of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
  • Spell CastingThe act of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
  • TelekinesisThe act of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
  • Potion BrewingThe act of brewing and concocting magical elixirs and potions that contain mystical properties.
  • Dark Magic: Due to John Blackwell being her biological father, she has innate dark magic that was activated in Family by Cassie Blake, she combined her power with Cassie's and the Crystal Skull to kill John, after that she was reluctant to tap into her dark powers again.


Main Article: Diana Meade/Relationships

Charles Meade

Main article: Diana and Charles

She wasn't aware that he's not her real father, but has a very close relationship with her step-father and he loves her very much. Charles knows his daughter enough to know that she would leave the Meade Book of Shadows at the Circle's hideout, where it would be safest. Charles is very protective of his daughter and he makes this fact very clear to Dawn Chamberlain. However, when her grandmother Kate comes to town, she actually tells Charles that Adam and Diana broke up, when he didn't know anything.

Cassie Blake

Main article: Cassie and Diana

Diana greets Cassie warmly when she arrives and shows great care towards wanting to delay telling Cassie about her being a witch, because she is still dealing with her mothers death. Even after she notices Cassie's connection with her boyfriend she doesn't blame her and continues to try to be friends with Cassie who rejects her friendship at first but later accepts it at the end of Loner. In Wake, after she breaks up with Adam, she goes to Cassie who comforts her and later tries to help Adam get back together with her in the season one episode Masked when Luke is about to kill Diana, Cassie unknowingly unleashes her dark magic killing him to protect Diana, showing that Cassie cares about Diana and their growing friendship. In Crystal, Cassie figured out that Diana is her the other Blackwell in the circle and her sister.

Adam Conant

Main article: Diana and Adam

He is Diana's ex-boyfriend and her best friend at the beginning of the series. Diana is in love with Adam and he is in love with her as well, but after Cassie's arrival in town their relationship takes a major fall, becasuse Diana cannot understand the way Adam looks at Cassie. She breaks up with Adam after Ethan Conant, Adam's father, tells her about Cassie and Adam being destined to be together, because she wishes to have the type of love Cassie and Adam are said to have.


Grant and Diana's kiss

Main article: Diana and Grant

Grant and Diana first met in Lucky, when Grant seems to have an interest on Diana and started to talk with her and Melissa. Grant later came to Casino night and give out hundred dollars bills where Diana was sitting, counting chips and Diana commented him by telling that is a lot of chips. He later came back and asked Diana how many tickets does he need to get the monkey stuff animals.Diana said 50 tickets then Grant bought two of them, one for him and one for Diana. Later on when he was walking with Diana to her car (Diana is wearing his coat) they talked for awhile and kissed. In Sacrifice, Grant and Diana went ice-skating then Diana went to see him and discover he doesn't own a boat and that he is traveling with a crew. Grant tried to make Diana understand that he did it to impress her, but Diana was so mad so she walked away from him. He later asked her to give him a chance which she did. In Crystal, Grant invited Diana on to the boat as a date and say that his captain allowed him to get the boat for a day. But it didn't turn out great when the circle kept needing Diana's help, this make Grant very suspicous and he asked for an explanation. She then promise him she will give him one day to explain, but Grant is unsure if he will return to Chance Harbor.

Diana and Cassie go to the coffee house where Diana runs into Grant. He explains how he is docked in Chance Harbor for a little while, Diana invites him over to her house after she gets back from the Prom at her school. Later in the episode Diana finds out that her father, Charles killed Cassie's mother, Amelia. Diana runs outside crying when Grant shows up in his car, he comforts her and tries to calm her down. In Family, Diana finally decides to run away from Chance Harbor with Grant, as he had always joked about taking her across the country.

Faye Chamberlain

Main article: Diana and Faye
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True enemies, Faye doesn't not like Diana that much because of her insistence off the group being careful with magic, whereas Faye wants to use magic recklessly. Also Diana's position as the Circle's leader only makes Faye dislike her even more. Although Faye never seems to hide her feelings about Diana, Diana does not have a problem with Faye as shown by her happiness when her father tells her that he and Faye's mother are dating. Melissa and regains her friendship with Diana they start to hang out a lot more so does Faye. Such as in the end of the episode Valentine Diana, Faye and Melissa are seen joking around with each other and start having a pillow fight.

Diana, Faye and Melissa breaking into lee car. Since Faye and Diana have become closer, she trust Diana enough to ask for her help, to find Lee in the episode Curse. Diana comforts her and Faye thanks her and says "Yet, you still came for me to break into his car."

Other Relationships



  • The first time she is shown using magic is to save Cassie from Zachary Larson - a sign of her selfless personality.
  • The meaning of Diana is "divine".
  • The name Diana is also given to a c. 1200, ancient Roman goddess of the moon who is also patroness of virginity and hunting. She is later identified with Greek Artemis, and through her with eastern goddesses such as Diana of Ephesus.
  • The name is earlier Diviana, from *diwyo-, from PIE root *dyeu which means "to shine".
  • Her last name, Meade, means a type of Skandanavian drink, similer to beer or wine, that was made with honey.


Diana: "I know not everything can be perfect. But I have to believe that it can be."
- In Masked

Diana: "Last time I was here I was drugged, kidnapped and almost killed."
- In Beneath

Diana: "We're witches, Goddammitt!"
- In Fire/Ice

Diana: "No. We were a circle before he(John Blackwell) came here. We can handle this by ourselves."
- In Traitor

Notes and Trivia

  • Faye stated Diana is the leader of the Circle since she found her book of shadows before any of them did and got them into the wicca way of life. However, Jane Blake told Cassie in Wake she was supposed to be the leader of their Circle. Moreover, the first one to discover his family book of shadows was Jake Armstrong , but it was unknown by every member of the Circle including Nick.
  • Diana as the leader is the most reserved and calculating member of the Circle, as her element is Earth since that's most grounded element and Diana's the most level-headed out of the Circle.
  • Diana in the book series resemblances Cassie in the TV series, whereas Cassie from the books looks alike Diana in the TV series. Ironically, in the TV series, she and Cassie are half-sisters.
  • We have never seen Diana do magic by herself, and by the time she used any magic, the Circle had already been bound.
  • Diana is Charles legal daughter since he's named the father on her birth certificate because its implied Elizabeth kept the affair from him before and after Diana's birth. Step-child only applies if you marry someone with children and adopted them. Charles didn't adopt Diana since his name on her birth certificate gave him parental rights from when she was born.
  • In Crystal, Royce Armstrong has Diana's birthdate listed as April 18, 1995 on his conspiracy wall. This makes her less than a month younger than Cassie. Ironiclly, Britt Robertson's birthday is April 18.
  • In the books, she and Faye were cousins who shared the same birthday whereas in the show Faye's older than Diana by two months. Moreover, they're not cousins.
  • Her zodiac sign is Aries (Mar 22-Apr 20), which is the same as that of her half-sister's, Cassie.  Aries symbol is the ram, its element is fire, and its ruling planet is Mars.  Aries is most compatible with someone who is either Leo or Sagittarius.