- "You see, twenty-four years ago today, your mother and I made a pact. To spare her life, she gave up your future powers to me. She blessed this ring. Which gave me immunity from your powers. Immunity so that I could kill you and take the powers on for my own. To become invincible."
- —Nicholas revealing his true nature to the sisters.[src]
In March 1975, Nicholas lured Patty Halliwell to his hotel room while she was pregnant with Phoebe by making her believe that Victor called her. He forced her to give up her daughters' powers to him, in return for sparing her life, by making her to bless a ring that gave him immunity to the Charmed Ones' powers. After being tipped off by the time travelling Charmed Ones, Penny cast a spell to bind the Charmed Ones' powers shortly after Phoebe was born for their safety.
Discovering this, Nicholas used his glamouring power to magically age himself and pose as a would-be suitor for Penny. Each year he would appear on the same day with a vase of flowers for her at exactly noon. In the middle of the clock's gong, he would drop the flowers to see if one of the Charmed Ones would freeze it before the vase broke.
When he showed up in 1999, a year after Penny's death, Piper froze the vase just as he dropped it. When he unfroze, he realized that the Charmed Ones had their powers and tried to take them. The sisters went back in time to undo the blessing and returned to their own time after they succeeded. They then vanquished Nicholas with the spell and potion Penny had created for them.
In late 1999, a demon named Abraxas stole the Book of Shadows and started reversing all the spells in it in an attempt to demonize the sister's powers. When Abraxas recited the Nicholas Must Die spell backwards, Nicholas was brought back from the dead. He attacked Prue Halliwell in her office at Buckland Auction House, though Prue was able to vanquish him again with the same spell. This time, a potion was not necessary.
Powers and Abilities
- Basic Powers
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew magical potions.
- Scrying: The ability to scry for lost objects or people through the use of a map and scrying crystal.
- Active Powers
- Thermovariance: The ability to increase the temperature of blood to a boiling point, causing intense pain and eventual death.
- Glamouring: The ability to assume another appearance. Nicholas used this ability to make himself appear older.
- Voice Manipulation: The ability to change one's voice. Nicholas added an effect to his voice when he returned from the dead.
- Other Powers
- Power Absorption: The ability to absorb the magical powers of other beings. As a warlock, Nicholas could absorb powers through an athame.
- Immunity: The ability to be immune to magical powers, spells and potions. By having Patty Halliwell bless his ring, Nicholas became immune to the powers of the Charmed Ones.
- Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
Book of Shadows
- Holy Thistle,
- Cleanse this evil from our midst
- Scatter its cells throughout time
- let this Nick no more exist.
- Pour the contents of your spell bag
- in your mortar bowl...
Notes and Trivia
- Nicholas was originally portrayed by Andrew Jackson ("That '70s Episode"). He was replaced by Rick Cramer in his second appearance ("Witch Trial").
Nicholas appeared in a total of 2 episodes throughout the course of the series.
|Charmed, Season 1|
|#01||"Something Wicca This Way Comes"||#09||"The Witch is Back"||#17||"That '70s Episode"|
|#02||"I've Got You Under My Skin"||#10||"Wicca Envy"||#18||"When Bad Warlocks Go Good"|
|#03||"Thank You For Not Morphing"||#11||"Feats of Clay"||#19||"Out of Sight"|
|#04||"Dead Man Dating"||#12||"The Wendigo"||#20||"The Power of Two"|
|#05||"Dream Sorcerer"||#13||"From Fear to Eternity"||#21||"Love Hurts"|
|#06||"The Wedding from Hell"||#14||"Secrets and Guys"||#22||"Déjà Vu All Over Again"|
|#07||"The Fourth Sister"||#15||"Is There a Woogy in the House?"|
|#08||"The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts"||#16||"Which Prue is It, Anyway?"|
|Charmed, Season 2|
|#01||"Witch Trial"||#09||"Ms. Hellfire"||#17||"How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans"|
|#02||"Morality Bites"||#10||"Heartbreak City"||#18||"Chick Flick"|
|#03||"The Painted World"||#11||"Reckless Abandon"||#19||"Ex Libris"|
|#04||"The Devil's Music"||#12||"Awakened"||#20||"Astral Monkey"|
|#05||"She's a Man, Baby, a Man!"||#13||"Animal Pragmatism"||#21||"Apocalypse, Not"|
|#06||"That Old Black Magic"||#14||"Pardon My Past"||#22||"Be Careful What You Witch For"|
|#07||"They're Everywhere"||#15||"Give Me a Sign"|
|#08||"P3 H2O"||#16||"Murphy's Luck"|