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Real Name
Illyana Nikolaevna Alexandria Rasputin
First Appearance
Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May, 1975) [as Illyanna Rasputin], New Mutants (Vol. 1) #14 (April, 1984) [as Magik]
Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum
Team Affliations
X-Men, Phoenix Five, New Mutants, Hellions, Bratpack
Darkchylde, Darkchild, Darkchilde Archimage, "Little Snowflake", Lightchylde, Red Flag #133, Phoenix
Base of Operations
Salem Center, New York
Inter-dimensional teleportation, Magic manipulation
Skills and Abilties
Fighting Experience, Sword Fighting Expertise, Magical Mastery
Soulsword, Magic Armor

Magik is a superheroine in the Marvel Universe, a member of the New Mutants and the X-Men and is the sister of the X-Man Colossus.


Kidnapped by the evil demon Belasco, Illyanna Rasputin had to learn magic and fighting skills in order to survive the world of demons.  When she returned she had various magical abilities that she used to fight evil as Magik.


Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina was born in a farm collective called the Ust-Ordynsky Collective to Nikolai and Alexandra Rasputin and was raised with her siblings Poitr and Mikhail.  All three siblings would eventually learn that they are mutants, each with fantastical superpowers and Illyana discovering her psionic powers. Her brother Poitr gained the ability to transform his skin into an organic metal that augments his strength and durability and used this power to help around the farm. Poitr saved her from a tractor on the same day he was recruited by mutant rights activist Professor X for his team of heroes, the X-Men and Illyana remained on the farm while her brother moved to America.

Later, some of the X-Men's loved ones were kidnapped by the villain Miss Locke, including Illyana, in order to coerce the team into saving her master, the assassin Arcade, from the supervillain Doctor Doom. After managing to free Illyana, Colossus recommended having her stay in America with him, for fear she needed protection from being used by her government like her brother Mikhail.


Mentioned in X-Men Evolution.