It's what I am what I've become I can't change back!
~ Magik
You are wrong, Sinister. We are not the last of our kind -- we are the first. No one will kill us. Not you, not the Inhumans. We are the children of Xavier. We are all brothers and sisters... and together there is nothing we cannot do.
~ Magik to Mister Sinister.

Magik (real name Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina - typically anglicized to Rasputin) is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. She is the younger sister of the Russian X-Man Colossus.

She was created Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, and first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men # 1 in May of 1975. The character appeared as Magik in Magik (Illyana and Storm Limited Series) #1 in December of 1983.

In the 2020 film, The New Mutants, she is portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy (who also played Casey Cooke in Split and Glass) .


Illyana Rasputin was a mutant known as Magik in the New Mutants and Colossus' younger sister. Magik could create disks of energy that transported her through time and space. Magik was also a sorceress who could manifest her magical powers in her soulsword, a construct of mystical energy that could break spells and harm supernatural beings.

A few years after Piotr left their home in Russia and joined the X-Men, Illyana was kidnapped by Miss Locke, assistant to the assassin Arcade. Rescued by the X-Men, Illyana decided to stay with her brother at Professor X's school for mutants. Later the sorcerer Belasco brought Illyana and the X-Men to his extradimensional realm, Limbo. They escaped but Belasco managed to keep Illyana there as his captive.

Illyana eventually mastered magic in ancient books and did battle with him using her soulsword, a construct of her magic power. With Belasco defeated, she returned to Earth and joined the New Mutants under the code name, Magik.


Illyana is loyal friend, a good person, a hero determined to do the right thing no matter the cost. She is cold, ruthless, brutal and vengeful to her enemies, and is a constant flirt. She recognizes the use of her magical heritage and uses evil's own weapon against the bad guys.

Powers & Abilities


Mutantion: Magik's mutantion started when she was a little girl.

  • Stepping Discs: Magik's mutantion and magical powers to create dimensional portals which can teleport herselfand others to Limbo.
  • Sorcery/Magic: In Limbo/Hell Magik learned the power of sorcery. It became like the next part of her mutantion.
  • Teleportation: Magik's mutantion and magical ababilities enable her to teleport between Limbo and where she is.
  • Limbo Control: Magik's sorcery gives her the power to control Limbo and the demons that live there.
  • Mystical Armor: Magik's sorcery allows make armor magical appear on her. Her magic gives the armor mystical powers making it different from normal armor.
  • Psionic Shields: Magik's mutantion and magical powers make her resistant psychic, empathic and telepathic powers. It shields her mind from abilities that work on that mind.
  • Immortality: Magik became immortal like all demons after her transformation in Limbo.


  • Swordsmanship: Magik learned how to use a sword after her soul was removed from her and turned into a weapon.
  • Knife/Dagger Skills: Growing up in Limbo/Hell Magik had to learn how to fight using weapons.


  • Mystical Limitations: Magik's magic use are more limited when she is in Earth's dimension.
  • Stepping Discs Burden: The father Magik travels, the less control she has, and if she doesn't concentrate while teleporting, she can accidently teleport through time and space.
  • Dark Half: When Magikc uses dark magic, or have intense emotions, her demonic half "Darkchylde" can come out.

Illyana's Possessions

  • SoulSword made from Illyana's soul
  • Dagger
  • Magical Armor
  • Bamfy a Bamf doll


Do not give your self way for someone who simply does not deserve it. Do not give your self away for a snowflake who melted long ago.

~ Magik
You think broken bones... torn flesh... are the worst thing that's ever happened to me? My soul was ripped out of my body.

~ Magik
You're got guts Dani. It was a gamble...
~ Magik
Belasco may have raised me he may have taught me the black arts but he's no more my true father than the man who sired me! If anyone has earned the title, it's Charles Xavier and he wouldn't run from anything!
~ Magik
That is the scariest thig I have ever heard...and I grew up in hell. Literally.
~ Magik
You have been trying to save me for so long, Ororo. I'm afraid not worthy of such kindness.
~ Magik to Storm in the video game Marvel Heroes
Here we go!
~ Magik in the game Marvel Heroes

Family Tree

  • Grigory Rasputin - Great grandfather father of Colossus and Magik.
  • Alexandra & Nikolai Rasputin - Mother and father of Colossus, Magik and Mikhail. Deceased both killed by Russian soldiers.
  • Piotr Rasputin - Mutant brother of Magik and Mikhail. He is the second oldest in their family.
  • Mikhail Rasputin - Older mutant brother of Colossus and Magik. T




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