Emily Browning
Emily Browning as Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina
Name: Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina
Birthdate: {$birthdate}
Faction: Superhero Team
Codename: Magik
Position: Position/Job Title/Rank
Hometown: Hometown
Partner(s): NA Height: 5'6"
Father: Nikolai Rasputin Weight: 120
Mother: Alexandra Rasputin Hair Color: Blonde
Siblings: Piotr Rasputin (Colossus), Mikhail Rasputin Eye Color: Blue
Children: None


Illyana Nikolaevna Rasputina was born in 1957 at a Soviet collective called Ust-Ordynskiy, near Lake Baikal in Siberia. She came from a very large family — several brothers, parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and more distant relations, all of them working together on the farm. She was an adorable child, the apple of her brothers' eye, and called 'Little Snowflake' — 'Snezhinka'.

At the age of six she was kidnapped by Belasco, ruler of the dimension of Limbo. Several friends and allies of one brother followed to try to save her and became trapped in that other dimension where they were twisted and tormented — and where Illyana was tormented herself. Belasco tore apart her soul to prepare a weapon that would allow Limbo's N'Garai demons to leave their dimension and take over the earth, and allowed his demonic followers to subject Illyana to all manner of horrible things.

She was in Limbo for thirteen years, from her point of view. In that time every one of the people who tried to save her died — killed by Belasco or some demon or by Illyana herself when some twisted version of a former friend tried to kill her. Illyana trained hard to learn magic under Belasco and with the help of one of the last of her brother's friends, twisted by Limbo but still recognizably herself. When this last ally died, Illyana took the fight to Belasco and ultimately defeated him. She chose to spare his life and exiled him from what became her dimension.

And then she returned home, seconds after she was taken. She had been six. Now she was nearly twenty.

Since then Illyana has tried to grow used to living in America, and has made friends with other mutants and magic users. She doesn't let them get too close. It's not safe to let others get too close.

IC Events


  • Stepping Disk Teleportation: Illyana can summon disks of white light that will carry her, others, basically whoever she chooses from one place to another. The disks pass through Limbo on the way to their destination. Disks can travel virtually anywhere, but the further Illyana tries to go the more likely that she'll be taken to an unintended destination — she has, in the past, become displaced both in time and space as a result of teleportation gone awry.
  • Sorcery: Illyana learned sorcery from Belasco, the former ruler of Limbo. Such spells, for the most part, must be cast in Limbo, the seat of her power, and are tainted by her connection with that demonic realm. She has also been taught some white magic, though even this is tainted by her association with Limbo — attempts to create acorns from nothing result in rotten nuts that collapse into dust and slime. She is capable of a variety of spells, including mind control, astral projection, and generation of bolts of pure magical energy that cause concussive damage upon impact. She can also cast healing and warding spells.
  • Psychic Shields: Illyana has extremely powerful psychic shields that can repel all but the strongest telepaths. Her mind can neither be read nor controlled. These shields are not a mutant power but part of her demonic nature, so cannot be dropped in order to communicate with trusted telepaths — not that Illyana trusts much of anybody.



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