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Nihila is a fictional character that appears in the W.I.T.C.H. comics. She is the only recurring villain of Arc 9: 100% W.I.T.C.H..



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Nihila, was the queen of the Loom, an ancient sorceress, who could use her magical loom to weave the destiny of humans and other creatures as she wished. In the past, her abuse of power caused wars and destruction to devastated her own kingdom, and the people, angered, invaded her temple, partially destroyed her loom, and trapped her inside. It took Nihila thousands of years to restore her previous power.[citation needed]


She took the signs of the zodiac as her prisoners, all except the Libra, in order to rule over the destinies of all human beings in the world. Only magical beings such as the Guardians were immune against the terrible force of her Loom, but this can't prevent the dangers and misfortune that can be caused by Nihila to the people the Guardians love the most. She also managed to trap Yan Lin's astral form when she discovered her spying in the temple.[1]

The W.I.T.C.H. girls managed to save their love ones, but Nihila, angered, summoned the girls to her temple using their threads of fate and petrified Will because her power is not an elemental one and she therefore isn't immune to Nihila's magic, and challenged Cornelia (earth), Irma (water), Taranee (fire) and Hay Lin (air) to four tests based in the elements. Cornelia, Taranee and Irma failed and were petrified.[2]

Nihila then showed Hay Lin the test of air. The two of them had to put their hand in one of the plates of the balance that represents Libra, the only zodiac sign that the sorceress didn't control, and see who was the strongest one. Hay Lin won because her unwritten fate made her hand more powerful than Nihila's, who used evil power to claim the other's fates. As a result, Nihila's plate sank and the power of Libra turned her into dust, freeing Yan Lin and the W.I.T.C.H. girls, who returned the zodiac signs to Earth.[2]

Powers and abilities

Nihila is an ancient and powerful sorceress who can use her magic to design and control the destiny of the humans on Earth.[citation needed]

Nihila has untold, unlimited mystical power, supposedly the Mistress of Fate and Time. She looks Egyptian in nature, more specifically like the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom and magic, Isis. She can also control the elements like the W.I.T.C.H. girls, except for energy, Will's power. Despite not controlling this power she can control anyone who does not share her power over the four elements.[citation needed]

Nihila is one of the most powerful beings in the comic series second only to the Elemental Queens including Dark Mother.[citation needed]

She may use her nails to kill the slightest living thing.[citation needed]