Dr. Gnivik
Biographical information

2005; his lair

Physical description




Magical characteristics
Active powers



Demonic scientist


The Underworld



Character information
Only appearance

Leo Rising


Dr. Gnivik was an antagonist in the non-canonical novel, Leo Rising. He had his minions kidnap the Charmed Ones and tested their limits in hopes of learning how magic worked in witches. He was viewed by others as a mad scientist.


Gnivik was a mad scientist who believed he knew everything, and would study what he did not in extreme and cruel methods.

After Leo Wyatt became mortal, the scientist allied himself with Zankou and sent his minions to attack the Charmed Ones to test their strengths, then had them kidnapped and brought to his lair for further experiments. He injected power depressants into their systems which de-activated their powers.

When the Halliwell men (Leo with future Wyatt and Chris) figured out it was Dr. Gnivik who had the sisters, they devised a plan to draw him out by faking a lecture at Magic School. Chris, pretending to be the student, gave the speech, but Gnivik interrupted immediately, thinking he was talking nonsense. The three men then followed him to his lair and broke in. He then strapped Phoebe to a table, Piper to a chair and trapped Paige onto a treadmill surrounded in a deadly force field. The sisters broke free from their binds, fought the doctor, and trapped him in the treadmill that ultimately became his doom.

Powers and Abilities

Active Powers
  • Projection: The ability to manipulate reality via thoughts and deep emotions. Gnivik was able to restore his sabotaged lab.


Dr. Gnivik appeared in a total of 1 non-canonical novel throughout the run of the franchise.