"That's the things with you guardians. You're always dying for that damn box!"
—Katya to Nina[src]

Katya was a powerful Upper-Level demon. Having previously served several Demonic Dark Lords of the Underworld, she went rogue in order to make a name for herself, having watched lesser demons be rewarded for their deeds.

In order to impress Zankou, Katya tried to unleash the horrors of Pandora's Box on the world. She killed one guardian, Nina, and impersonated her in order to find her successor. Upon finding the next guardian, Hope, she tried to trick her into opening the box. She was eventually vanquished by Paige Matthews, allowing Hope to once again close the box as Pandora had done centuries before.


Early life[]

Katya once served under the Demonic Dark Lords of the Underworld, but watched as weaker demons surpassed her. Determined to make a name for herself, she went rogue and planned to bring herself to glory.

Going after Pandora's Box[]

Katya tracked and hunted down Nina, a guardian of Pandora's Box. She eventually faced the Guardian in an alley, where the two women fought over the box. However, when Katya fatally stabbed Nina with her weapon, the box sensed danger and faded away to the next Guardian.


Katya impersonating Nina.

Katya then shapeshifted into Nina, and shredded to Halliwell Manor, where she asked the Charmed Ones for help in tracking down the box. Kayta explained that they needed to find the next Guardian, as she was not trained and was unaware of the dangers of the box. Piper eventually found the next Guardian while scrying with a necklace given to her by Katya.

Katya and Piper eventually find the next Guardian, a college girl named Hope. Kayta then picked up the box and returned to her true form before escaping with the box. Katya later called Hope on her phone pretending to be her friend Darcy to lure her into a trap. When Hope appeared, Katya took her to her lair.

Opening the Box[]

Katya and her minion tried opening the box, but failed at every attempt. Katya then kidnapped Hope to open the box and also revealed that she kidnapped her friend Darcy as leverage. Hope then reluctantly opened the box to save her friend, releasing all the sorrows it contained onto the world. Katya then tried to kill Hope to prevent the undoing, but the young Guardian managed to defend herself until Piper and Phoebe arrived. Katya then took the box and escaped.

Katya reappeared before Darcy and assumed her form, before being "rescued" by Hope and the sisters. Katya then tried to get Hope to leave with her by telling them what Katya (herself) was capable of, but unknowingly gave away her cover in the process. When Katya tried to kill Hope again, it turned out to be a glamoured Paige instead, who proceeded to vanquish her with a potion. Paige then rescued the real Darcy and retrieve Pandora's Box. Hope was able to call the sorrows back into the Box.



The entry on Katya

Magic School Book[]

The following entry on Katya was found in a book from Magic School.

Note: Only the first paragraph of this entry is about the Charmed character. The remaining paragraph were two texts, one talking about Lilith, a jewish character in mythology and about the Goddess Nebethet. Both their names were replaced by Katya in the text.


Armed with her deadly sai, this
shapeshifter demon known as Katya has
a long history of evil ambitions. Serving
for centuries under various Dark
Demonic Lords of the Underworld, she
watched what she considered lesser evils
advance past her in the line of succession
to upper-level demondom. Determined
and crafty, Katya consolidated her
abilities until she was ready to initiate
her own plans and become a powerful
and unpredictable rogue player in the
Concerning this point there is a received
tradition from the ancient sages who
made use of the secret knowledge of the
Lesser Palaces, which is the manipulation
of demons and a ladder by which one
ascends to the prophetic levels. In this
tradition it is made clear that Samael and
Katya were born as one, similar to the
form of Adam and Eve, who were also,
born as one, reflecting what is above
This is the account of Katya which was
received by the Sages in the Secret
Knowledge of the Palaces. The Matron
Katya is the mate of Samael. Both of them
were born at the same hour in the image
of Adam and Eve, intertwined in each other.
Asmodeus the great king of the demons has
as a mate the Lesser (younger) Katya, daughter
of the king whose name is Qafsefoni.
She is also known as the Queen of
Darkness and Mistress of the Night. Her
traditional image is of a voluptuous
woman with the head of a skull,
although recent visitors to the shrine
report that the original statue has been
replaced by one appearing more human.
Katya is duel in nature, worshiped as
the bringer of both darkness and light, in
her dark aspect she brings death and
must be placated with sacrifices. In her
beneficial aspect, she is worshiped as a
bringer of wealth, materialized by the
ivory and gold which the Puntish people
have been blessed with in abundant
When moonlight falls on the goddess
idol, it is said to come alive and deliver
spoken omens. The goddess can manifest
by possessing a mortal woman that
enters her temple, surrounding her with
a purple glow. According to the holy
laws of Punt, the temple of Katya must
remain uninhabited by mortal men and
women. Therefore, the priests of Katya
only visit the temple to offer sacrifice and
receive omens from the goddess, often
accompanied by the king of Punt
The darkness-shrouded chambers of the
temple are supposedly guarded by creatures.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers
  • Levitation: The ability to defy gravity and rise up into the air.
  • Shapeshifting: The ability to alter one's physical form into that of another. Katya used this power to impersonate Nina after killing her.
    • Voice Manipulation: The ability to alter one's voice. When shapeshifted into other beings, Katya also copies their voices.
  • Shredding: A molecular-based form of teleportation.
  • Super Strength: The ability to possess strength beyond humanly possible.
Other Powers
  • Enhanced Agility: The ability to possess enhanced agility, speed, and reflexes.
  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to magical and physical harm.
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
Natural Skills
  • Combat Skills: Katya was shown to be an agile and acrobatic fighter, with proficiency in the sai—she could use it to either fight effectively in battle or hurl it with deadly accuracy.



Katya appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.