Frightening would be more fitting than charme, but if they cost source they really don't sound so promising, except for the wolf perhaps.
I debated with Terrify or Charm. I settled on Charm because The Red Prince is a prince and supposed to be a bit charming, plus their racial ability gives them +1 persuasion. I just felt it aligned more than Terrify, but I could honestly see it going either way.
Fane's abilits seem to be the time warp ability. It was tested as a custom ability in the last build,
but appearently he now has it.
Custom Origins instead get a "bubble" of regenerating armor and magic armor. Quite a good defensive ability but high AP cost (6) and useful for defense only.
This then should be the biggest prompt that the other origin abilities should be improved in some fashion. Fane already can become any race and obtain their racial abilities, drop out of all combat, and apparently he now has the best ability in the game.
[Edit] Let me clarify and say that I am not advocating for a nerf. I hate nerfs. I am advocating the the other characters abilities to be elevated to the same level of awesome.