Novak was a powerful upper-level demon hellbent on gaining control of Buddha's Mystical Staff to spread evil across the world.


For decades, Novak and his minions attempted to steal the staff from the Chinese Zodiacs during New Year. However, each year they failed and Novak would entomb himself in a sarcophagus to conserve his power. In 2006, they finally made some progress when they succeeded in killing Rooster, the Zodiac wielding the staff that year. However, their efforts were thwarted when Piper Halliwell and Billie Jenkins arrived and protected the staff.

Novak then confronted Piper in the manor, though a group of Zodiacs was there as well. While Piper was taken away by Dog, Novak and his minions engaged the Zodiacs in battle.

After Piper handed the staff over to Phoebe, she was influenced by it and went to meet her father and sons at Marine World. However, she got a flat tire on the way and was taken captive by Novak. They went to the manor where Novak finally obtained the staff, which he used to turn the Charmed Ones evil. He sent them to kill Lo Pan, though Billie returned them to normal through her Projection power.

The sisters and Billie confronted Novak and his minions at Magic School, where they channeled their power through the staff to vanquish them all.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers

  • Shimmering: The ability to teleport through a shimmer.
  • Fireballs: The ability to throw spheres of fire capable of vanquishing beings.

Other Powers

  • High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm. Novak was nearly immune to Piper's Molecular Combustion, a feat rivalled by only the most powerful demons.
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Novak sleeping in a sarcophagus is reminiscent of most myths involving vampires, who are often stated to sleep in coffins.
  • He is one of few evil beings not to writhe in agony while being vanquished.



Novak appeared in a total of 1 episode over the course of the series.