The Rules of the Spell in Child’s Play Pt. 2

I previously laid out the rules for Chucky’s magic spell in the first 3 Child’s Play movies. Now I wanted to approach the magic in Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky. We know that both Charles Lee Ray and Tiffany Valentine have done their homework and learned more about the spells from the book Voodoo for Dummies (first introduced in Bride of Chucky).

For the purposes of this article:
“Lost Soul” refers to the soul of the person who casts the spell to transfer their soul.
“Form” refers to the inanimate object the Lost Soul is possessing

Unspoken Rule 3: The Damballa Chant can be used to revive a Lost Form back into the previous Form

Source: Tiffany Valentine gets the chant from her Voodoo for Dummies book to bring Chucky back into his Good Guy doll body. It seems to take a while but that could have been Chucky’s sense of showmanship making her believe that she failed only to surprise her later.

Second Source: Glen uses the chant in Seed of Chucky to revive Tiffany and Chucky.

This is obviously not necessary as Chucky came back to his Form in Child’s Play 2 and 3 on his own without the help of somebody chanting. The chant may ensure that the Lost Soul returns to the form whereas before Chucky was lucky to come back by sheer force of will.

Unspoken Rule 4: Death Is Necessary for the full transfer of a Lost Soul into a Form

Source: In Child’s Play, Charles Lee Ray dies as he completes the Damballah chant that puts him in the Good Guy doll. This is how Charles Lee Ray escaped justice from the system as the Lakeshore Strangler.

Second Source: In Bride of Chucky, Chucky is confronted by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Valentine. As revenge for her betrayal and as a way to establish leverage over her, he kills her. He then uses the Damballah chant to transfer her Lost Soul into her new doll Form.

I am not sure if this is necessarily a valid rule but it seems to be the case. As of Season 2 of the Chucky television show, we have not seen the full transfer of a Lost Soul into a Form. Things change and these rules are clarified as more lore comes out.

Spoken Rule 4: A Heart of Damballa amulet must be used when transferring a Lost Soul into a human body

Source: In Bride of Chucky, Chucky tells Tiffany that he needs the Heart of Damballa that his human body was buried with in order to return them to human bodies. The entire plot of the movie is driven by Chucky and Tiffany’s journey to Hackensack, NJ to dig up the corpse of Charles Lee Ray.

Chucky states in Bride that the Heart of Damballa is necessary for the transfer of his Lost Soul into a human body. I think he might be wrong about that because the amulet had not appeared before this movie. It was present during Chucky’s initial transference into the Good Guy doll. Its necessity for a full transference to a human host may be necessary but that remains to be seen. It was not information he apparently had in the previous three movies. However, it is apparently used to transfer Tiffany into Jennifer Tilly’s

I assume that the amulet is not unique. It is an item through which the loa Damballa’s power flows which means another one could probably be made and consecrated.

Unspoken Rule 5: If they have anatomically compatible parts, two Forms can have sex and get pregnant

Source: In Bride of Chucky, Tiffany and Chucky have sex in their doll bodies. We don’t see it (thankfully) but Chucky states that he is anatomically correct (for a cis male) and Tiffany definitely confirms as much. At the end of the movie, Tiffany gives birth to a doll baby not even knowing that she was pregnant.

This actually follows naturally from Spoken Rule 2 since the Lost Soul’s Form slowly becomes flesh. The transformation apparently works on reforming genitals and reproductive systems on dolls. Don’t think about it too much.

Unspoken Rule 6: A Heart of Damballa amulet can be used to enhance the Damballa Chant

Source: In the early part of Seed of Chucky, Glen uses a Heart of Damballa to help him revive both Chucky and Tiffany back into their refurbished bodies. The Damballa chant is inscribed on the back of the amulet which is how Glen is able to learn it without help.

As we saw in Bride of Chucky, Tiffany was able to revive Chucky’s Lost Soul and return it to his Good Guy doll Form without the amulet since she had no knowledge of its existence. In Seed of Chucky, Glen uses it to bring back Tiffany and Chucky simultaneously and it would make sense that this would require more magic. The use of the amulet seems to supercharge the spell.

Spoken Rule 5/Unspoken Rule 7: The progeny Form resulting from the sexual reproduction of two Forms can have unpredictable issues

Source: Tiffany and Chucky meet their child Glen who reveals to his parents (and the camera) that their Form has no genitals whatsoever like a traditional baby doll. Glen was born physically sexless allowing his parents to each project a different gender onto their kid. Eventually, we find that their child’s body is inhabited by the submissive personality of Glen (claiming cis male) and the aggressive and homicidal personality of Glenda (claiming cis female). This all seems to be a result of the supernatural conception and birth of Glen/Glenda which caused the Form to be physically sexless and contain two different Lost Souls.

Of course, we only have one example but clearly Glen/Glenda’s status is caused by the unstable magic of their parentage.

Spoken Rule 6: A Form can impregnate a human body

Source: Chucky provides a sperm sample and (thankfully) a turkey baster is used to impregnate actress Jennifer Tilly. The magical pregnancy is accelerated and the time between conception and birth is only give or take 24 hours. The babies born of this are two intact human babies and do not have any doll parts. All of this is spoken of and expected by Chucky and Tiffany.

Unspoken Rule 8: If two Lost Souls possess a Form, they can be transferred into two different human bodies

At the end of the movie, we see that Glen and Glenda have each been transferred into one of the twins born from Jennifer Tilly’s womb. This seems to have resolved the internal conflict for Glen/Glenda which allows Glen to be nice and sweet and Glenda to be a terror.

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