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10th November 2003

X-related magical Characters

Despite the genetic mutation focus of the X-Men Universe, a number of characters wielding magic have become involved in the affairs of mutants in general, specific X-Teams or their individual members. The list is sheer endless, that’s why this list is only an overview of the most prominent ones.

First appearance: Ka-Zar (2nd series) #11

Bargaining with the Elder Gods brought this Italian mage great power and a demonic appearance. He has also forged a strong bond with the power and magic of the Limbo Dimension.

Daytripper / Magik II (Jimaine Szardos / Amanda Sefton)
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #98

Trained since childhood in magic following the Winding Way, Amanda has recently become ingratiated with the realm of Limbo and taken on the power of the Soulsword and control of Limbo’s stepping disks as her own.

Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)

First appearance: Strange Tales #110

Prepared since early childhood to succeed the Ancient One as Sorcerer Supreme of our world, Doctor Stephen Strange was guided by destiny into the tutelage of the old magician, and has become the leading practitioner of white magic in the main Marvel Universe. Time and again he has aided the X-Men or some other mutant team with his magical knowledge.

Enchantress (Amora)

First appearance: Journey into Mystery #103

Using her great beauty to seduce a number of Asgardian sorcerers, Amora has combined their teachings to become the second-most powerful sorceress in the realm of Asgard. Other than aiding Loki against the New Mutants she had a personal feud with the Dazzler for quite some time.

First appearance: Excalibur #48

Trained by an order of monks to become the next host for the Phoenix Force, Feron felt betrayed when the avatar bonded itself to Rachel Summers and not him. Instead he became a loose, rather unwilling ally of Excalibur.

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #184

Chosen to be the medicine man for his people, Forge never completed his studies, but does have a working knowledge of Cheyenne spiritual magic.

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #329

Gomurr is a century-old Asian magician, who opposed Cyttorak several times, and also shares some secret past with Wolverine. Recently, he became the Proctor of the Crimson Dawn.

Harkness, Agatha
First appearance: Fantastic Four (1st series) #94

A witch from the village of New Salem, Agatha Harkness has cheated death time and again, and aided the Scarlet Witch and Franklin Richards in honing and mastering their powers.

Kale, Jennifer
First appearance: Fear #11

A practitioner of Atlantean white magic, Kale is related to the Ghost Riders, a friend of Dani Moonstar and X-Force, and a frequent ally of the macabre Man-Thing.

Kulan Gath
First appearance: Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #79

A sorcerer from the Hyborian Age and practitioner of the blackest of magic, Kulan Gath’s ties to the Elder Gods and N’Garai dimension make him a rival to the Sorcerer Supreme and a contemporary of Belasco, since it can be suggested they served the same Elders.

Magik I (Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina)
First appearance: Giant Sized X-Men #1
Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #303

Trapped in Limbo for seven years, Illyana was trained in white magic by an alternate Storm and used by Belasco as a black magic conduit for his masters, the Elder Gods.

Master Pandemonium (Martin Preston)
First appearance: West Coast Avengers (2nd series) #4

Duped into being a pawn of Mephisto, Pandemonium was transformed into an abode for demons and was at least partially responsible for the loss of the Scarlet Witch’s children.

Pryor-Summers, Madelyne
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #168
Last appearance: Cable (2nd series) #76

A clone of Jean Grey, Maddie's psionic powers were triggered by Nastirh and S'ym, giving her a certain affinity for demon magick.

First appearance: Captain Britain (1st series) #1

Daughter of the former omniversal majestor, Roma is privy to a level of science and magic far beyond the conception of normal man.

Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #4

Born atop cursed Mount Wundagore, Wanda’s burgeoning mutant energy powers were warped from birth by the Elder Demon Chthon to focus his chaos magic instead.

Selene (Selene Gallio)
First appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #9

Alive since the Hyborean Age, Selene has had millennia to cultivate various forms of magic along with her mutant abilities, and in the present era she found a new power base within the Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle.

Shaman (Dr. Michael Twoyoungmen)
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #120

The latest in a long line of Sarcee medicine men, Michael is equally empowered by the totems and sacred items of his people, and his own confidence in their power.

Spiral (Rita)

First appearance: Longshot #1

Earth-born stuntwoman Ricochet Rita was abducted by Mojo who turned her into his servant by altered her body with bio-cyberonic implants giving her six arms and the ability to weave magical spells through movements and dancing. She often fought the X-Men, especially Longshot.

Szardos, Margali

First appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual #4

A gypsy and long-time follower of the path of the Winding Way, Margali apparently was also a confidant of Belasco, and in recent years gave up the search for enlightenment to covet the power of the Soulsword. For a time she assumed the guise of the London Hellfire Club’s Red Queen.

Talisman II (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen)
First appearance: Alpha Flight (1st series) #5

The current wielder of the circet of power, Liz was born with an almost unlimited capacity for magic, which is only enhanced further by the artifact she wears upon her brow.