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The younger sister of Colossus. Illyana Rasputina is a mutant teleporter, a sorceress, and the ruler of Limbo, who is currently a member of Storm’s team of mutants residing in the “Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning”.
Magik has the mutant ability to teleport herself and others through time and space from one location to another. She initially did this by summoning what she calls “stepping discs,” which were part of a dimension known as Limbo. When Illyana called for a stepping disc she had to use Limbo as a midway point before she could teleport to an alternate location. Magik has succeeded in teleporting herself across continents, from one continent to another, and even interplanetary and intergalactic distances on occasion.
Unlike most teleporters in the Marvel Universe, Magik can teleport through time as well as space. She has teleported moments, days or centuries into the past or future.
Magik was the sorceress supreme of her Limbo dimension.
The Soulsword was created by Illyana Rasputin during her imprisonment in Limbo. Illyana magically caused her own life force energy to manifest before her. Once this happened she cast her hand into a pool of eldritch energy and imagined a weapon in her mind. When she withdrew her hand she was holding the Soulsword, created from her own soul.
In Limbo, Magik was able to cast any magic spell that Belasco could, having had access to his store of sorcerous knowledge. Her sorcery was a unique mix of black magic that she learned from Belasco and white magic she was taught by an alternative-reality Ororo Munroe.
The more that Magik uses her magical power, the more mystical armor appears on her body in addition to demonic features such as horns and hooves.
First Appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)
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