Zankou was a powerful upper-level demon known for his ruthlessness and intelligence. Centuries ago, he sought to overthrow the Source of All Evil, who managed to imprison him in the Underworld. However, Zankou managed to severely scar the Source in their struggle for power.
In 2004, Zankou was freed by a group of demons who feared the Avatars to lead them. Zankou then worked with Kyle Brody to stop the Avatars. However, they were unable to stop the creation of Utopia and Kyle was killed by one of the Avatars. Zankou later teamed up with Leo Wyatt after the former became suspicious of the Avatars' methods of maintaining their perfect world. Leo then sacrificed himself to make the Charmed Ones aware of what the Avatars were doing and the sisters joined forced with Zankou to drive the Avatars from the world once more.
After the defeat of the Avatars, Zankou became a powerful enemy to the sisters. Zankou intended to obtain the Book of Shadows and the Nexus underneath the Halliwell Manor. He eventually succeeded by hurting the sisters on an emotional level by working with an Alchemist to resurrect lost innocents, thus weakening the book. He then took over the manor and tried to obtain the Nexus. However, the sisters tricked him into coming after them while working on a plan of their own. They allowed Zankou to obtain the Nexus and proceeded to banish the Nexus, thus destroying Zankou in the process.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew magical potions.
- Flaming: The ability to teleport through flames.
- Power Absorption: The ability to absorb the magical powers of other beings. Zankou could absorb the powers of the beings he killed.
- Shapeshifting: The ability to alter one's physical form into that of another person or animal. When Zankou shapeshifted, he also copied other teleportation methods.
- Energy Balls: The ability to throw spheres of magical energy.
- Fire Balls: The ability to throw spheres of fire.
- Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the mind.
- Resurrection: The ability to bring the deceased back as the undead.
- Particle Swarm: The ability to unleash a stream of burning particles that can incinerate beings.
- Prescience: The ability to be aware of current events and predicting future events without being present.
- High Resistance: The ability to be highly resistant to physical and magical harm.
- Immortality: The ability to possess a possibly infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
- Charmed, Season 7