First appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)
Born on a remote Soviet farm in Siberia, Magik had a mundane early childhood that offered few hints of her future as an extraordinary mutant, powerful sorceress, and queen of a hell-dimension called Limbo. She came to idolize her older brother, the mutant Colossus, and longed for powers of her own so she could join him at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
At the age of six, Magik was abducted by an immortal demon-lord, Mephisto, and imprisoned in Limbo to be his weapon. However, Magik’s tenacious spirit could not be broken. Her mutant power manifested, granting her teleportation abilities and making her even more valuable than her captor had expected. She became Mephisto’s apprentice and eventually forged her own indomitable life force into a weapon. Using the Soulsword, teleportation, and a shrewd intelligence, she eventually overthrew the demon-lord and returned to Earth. Her familiarity with demonic forces, affinity for the supernatural, and emergence as a hardened warrior made her a must-have recruit for the Midnight Suns.
Magik excels in shifting enemies and allies around the battlefield using her teleportation portals. This allows her to dominate the map and restrict enemy positioning as easily as a grandmaster. Although she lacks martial arts or military training, her brutality also makes her an effective and ferocious fighter.