She was one of Leo's first charges when he was a new whitelighter. The woman rebelled against her destiny, choosing a dark path to use her magic. Consequently, the Elders gave Xandra an ultimatum: give up dark magic or they give up on her. She did not even think before making her choice. By becoming an evil witch, she lost her right to a whitelighter.
She then started living in a shrouded area known as the Black Magic Market located in San Francisco, and used magic to maintain her youth. After years of no contact, a now-mortal Leo calls her out of desperation. Xandra demands a trade: Morder's Book of Magic in exchange for a unicorn horn, which he complies but secretly tears out some of the more formidable spells from the book before departing to find her.
While meeting Xandra in her lair, they discuss some of their past, then Xandra asks to look at the Halliwells' Book of Shadows. Leo flat-out refuses and departs with the unicorn horn to cast a spell that was strong enough to bring his sons from the future.
Xandra eventually finds some of the pages containing dangerous spells missing and rushes to the Manor to confront Leo. Unfortunately, the only ones at home were Nisha Maksoud and Darryl Morris. She repeatedly attacks the Manor while the two hold her off with magic. When she finally breaks in, Nisha concocts a potion and then throws it at her, freezing her in time.
At the end of the book, the sisters return home and Paige and Phoebe finds her still frozen in their attic.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Basic Powers
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew potions.
- Scrying: The ability to scry for something lost using a crystal and map.
- Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.
- Active Powers
- Teleportation: The ability to move between places. She was mentioned to have this power.
In addition, Xandra has an offensive gift that she used in attempt to blast open the door to the Halliwell Manor.
- Other Powers
- Immortality: The ability to live an infinite lifespan. Xandra used magic to maintain her youth and beauty.
Nisha Maksoud has appeared in a total of 1 novel throughout the franchise.
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