This article contains major spoilers for a recently or soon to be released product. Read at your own risk.

Joanna Wise was the White House Press Secretary under President Malloy's administration, and leader of the Pandora Project.


During the Supernatural Crisis Act followed by San Francisco's tsunami, Wise, as well as Secretary of Supernatural Ophelia Reyes, primarily gave announcements and interviews concerning the Safe Zone and its residents.[1][2][3][4]

She was then revealed to be the leader of the Pandora Project, having enhanced her body to hold mystical energy as a magic infused cyborg. She had been also the responsible for summoning the Shenlong, in order to cause San Francisco's destruction and the public controversy on magic. Her final intention was to have the power of a ruler in a world that no one would have access to magic but her.[5]

Powers and Abilities

Joanna Wise had the combined magic power absorbed from "witches, werewolves, demons, and thousands more." Despite a magic user, she denied herself as a witch, differentiating as her magic source was from within her own enhanced body, and not from the environment.

During battle, her magic expressed with enhanced strength and protection as a translucent armor. She resisted fire spells, and used the offensive spell of "rain of death." One notable spell she dominated was the summoning of Shenlong, and therefore power over San Francisco's destruction.

As a cyborg, she had the enhanced defense and durability from the inorganic constitution, resisting impact, sword cut, and vampire bite.

Joanna also had influential political power, as the White House Press Secretary, and leader of the Pandora Project organization.[5]

Behind the Scenes

  • According to writer Christos Gage, Joanna was decided to be the Big Bad since the beginning of the season, and therefore not inspired by any White House Press Secretary from Trump administration.[6]
  • Gage also expressed his opinion on the Big Bad reveal explaining that he "deliberately didn't want a traditional 'Big Bad' this season… the world is the Big Bad. Trade-off was no real impact on reveal."[7]



  1. In Time of Crisis
  2. Desperate Measures
  3. Disempowered
  4. The Great Escape
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revelations
  6. Christos Gage on Twitter, 28 Sep 2017
  7. Chistos Gage on Twitter, 11 Oct 2017

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.