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This may be are last stand, comrades but by Mars, it shall be a glorious one!
~ Magma

Magma is a fictional character of X-Men comics. She mostly appears in the New Mutant series. Her real name is Amara Aquilla.

Magma can transform into molten rock & has control over the Earth. She was one of the New Mutants, but left to join the Hellions. She has since been a teacher at the Xavier Institute and rejoined her teammates from the New Mutants.

She also appears in video game, X-Men Legends as the main character. She is voiced by Cree Summer. Like every one else in Nova Roma Amara's religion is Roman & Greek.


Amara is a mutant descendant of Roman ancestors who hails form Nova Roman, Goias, Brazil. Amara's story as the princess of the Emperor of a hidden Roman-like empire starts unlikely. It all started when the New Mutants accompanied Nina Da Costa, Sunspot's mother, on her latest archaeological expedition. Amara meet the New Mutants when they were on a archaeological expedition. Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Psyche & Cannonball had been playing in the jungle as a make-shift Danger Room. When they decided to return to the boat, Psyche foolishly dived into the water saying she would swim back. However, Psyche had forgotten about the pirañas in the river, so Cannonball flew across the river picking her out of the water on the way. As he didn't have much control over his power of flight, they both crashed into the bank on the other side of the river. There, they were accosted by a group of young native Amazonian girls. They were all dark skinned with black hair, wore animal hides roughly cut into bikini-like outfits.

The tribe of girls attacked the two New Mutants, but due to their superior training they soon scared them off. However, Cannonball managed to grab onto a girl around the waist and refused to let go. They took the tribal girl on board the boat where Nina DaCosta examined the girl's possessions. They varied in origin and in date, some of it ranging from over a thousand miles away, while one knife was clearly a modern design. The New Mutants left her in their cabin, while the boat's captain showed them their destination up ahead. However, Carlos (a crew member who was secretly in the employment of the Hellfire Club) snuck down into the cabin, tied the girl to a chair and began to beat her for information. His interrogation was cut short when Wolfsbane ventured below deck. Transforming into a wolf, she scared Carlos away. Wolfsbane had been shocked by Carlos' fearful reaction of her werewolf transformation and began to cry. She thought that the native girl couldn't understand her, so she confessed how the people in Scotland had chased her away as a devil. She told the girl that her name was Rahne. The girl misunderstood her and thought she had said Rain. In turn, the girl spoke one word only; her name Amara.

On the expedition the team is captured by the immortal mutant Selene Gallio who was looking for Amara Aquilla to use as a sacrifice. After the defeat of Selene Magma joins the team.

Powers and Abilities

Mutantion: Magma's mutantion activated when she was 14 to 15 years old. After Selene tried to sacrifice Amara in a volcano the lava triggered her mutant powers.

  • Pyrokinesis:
  • Geo-thermokinesis:
  • Magma Form:


Amara is very sweet, has be shown to polite conversations and behaves like a well educated lady.

She has the royal attitude of roman nobility, she is very spirited. She has also shown that she has a short temper when someone get in her hair.

She is a stranger to modern civilization she is amazed at all the wonders of man's accomplished, she is puzzled by humans behavior in modern times but is a fan of trying new things.


To live is to risk being hurt, sweet friend and all things die. Why not at a moment of one's own choosing, fighting for a noble cause
~ Magma
This is a question of honor! Regardless of our feelings for Kitty, she is a school mate we are duty bound to her!
~ Magma
Perhaps he had no one Warlock to turn to in times of trouble? Among my people, it is no disgrace to take your own life to atone for some ultimate transgression or when trapped in an utterly hopeless situation as a last gesture of defiance to your enemies. If being among the New Mutants has taught me anything, it is that there are always possibilities. And that the worst crime imaginable is to yield to despair.
~ Magma
How I feel is my business. How I handle what I feel is my responsibility.
~ Magma

Family Tree

  • Lucius Aquilla - Father of Magma ruler of Nova Roma a city hidden in the Brazilian jungles.
  • Selene Gallio - Evil grandmother of Magma. She is also an ancient Greek/Roman mutant vampire goddess.
  • Hercules - Ancestor of Magma and demigod from Nova Roma's religion.
  • Greek Gods - Because Hercules is her ancestor and Selene is her grandmother Magma is related to the greek and roman gods. The gods are also worshiped in the Nova Roma culture.



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