Portrayed by Anna Kounikova
Full Name Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina
Age 22
Height 5'7"
Build Athletic
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Factions X-Men: Red
Occupation Demon Sorceress
Alignment Anti-Hero

Claim to Fame


Ruler of Limbo, Gateway of the Elder Gods.


As ruler of Limbo for some time now, most beings familiar with the various Hell-realms know of the Darkchilde though given how little she plays the game of Hell politics, much less is known about her. Most consider her Belasco's heir that proved herself by taking out her master.

Around Xavier's, Illyana is recognized and most know her name but little beyond the fact she's allumna, Piotr's younger sister, and 'creepy'.

Publicly Available
Name: Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina
Codename: Magik
Born: March 10, 1991 (age 23)
Abilities: Teleportation, Sorcery
Team Role: Transportation, Defense Against the Dark Arts
Nationality: Russian, Naturalized US Citizen
Likes: Ice Cream, Heavy Metal, Dancing
Dislikes: Stupid Dossier Questions


  • 1999 - Illyana is born on the Ust-Ordynsky Collective farm in Lake Baikal, Sibera, to Nikolai and Alexandra.
  • 2004 - Illyana is kidnapped to use as leverage against her brother Piotr. Rescuing her with the help of the Brotherhood, Illyana stays with her brother instead of returning to Russia.
  • 2005 - Belasco steals Illyana away to Limbo. She escapes, but is now 8 years older. Knowing that she needs training and worried for her safety, Piotr convinces Charles Xavier to admit Illyana to his school. Charles does so to the objection of some of the X-Men because of her ties to the Brotherhood through her brother.
  • 2009 - Illyana graduates from the Xavier Institute. A war has begun in Limbo as a faction lead by a powerful demon tries to topple the Darkchilde.
  • 2010 - After nearly a year of fighting, desperate, Illyana drives the Soulsword into Limbo itself. The sword cleanses the land of the demonic taint that Belasco brought to it and in doing so, it cleanses Illyana herself, leaving her just a 'normal' mutant. Given a fresh start, Illyana enrolls at NYU with Amara (Magma) Aquilla as her roommate.
  • 2011 - In order to save her friends, Illyana chooses to take the Soulsword back up, accepting her demonic nature and dominion of Limbo once again. The taint on her own soul eats away at the paradise Limbo had become, leaving it a land divided.
  • 2014 May - Illyana graduates from NYU with a BA in Religious Studies.
  • 2014 Aug - Along with the former New Mutants, Illyana becomes part of the X-Men: Red initiative.

Character Details

Illyana has a dark sense of humor liberally flavored with sarcasm. While she is fiercely loyal to her friends, she is also cruel and vengeful which means she has no problem hurting someone tenfold that she perceives has hurt someone that matters to her. She is often seen as cruel, even to those that she cares about because at her core she knows that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Almost surprisingly, there is a very feminine, whimsical side to Illyana. Despite all that’s happened to her, she likes parties and fashion and make-up and things that other women her age do but it’s like a hobby. Something to indulge in when she has the free time, but when it comes right down to it, so very not a priority.

Illyana’s willingness to make sacrifices others are not, especially as it regards the lives of herself or her friends often leads others to believe that she doesn’t have a heart. The truth of course, is that she only has three fifths of a heart. There’s only so much to go around.


Image Name Relation Notes
magma.jpg Amara Aquilla Teammate Four years of high school plus four years of college. A true glutton for punishment
Cypher.png Doug Ramsey Teammate Put him down, Larry. Now.
Jeri%20small%202.jpg Jericho Trent Friend You should have walked away while you still could.
newnancy4.jpg Nancy O'Neal Friend I see what I might have been, if my demons weren't so literal.
Colossus01.jpg Piotr Rasputin Brother The world may call him 'terrorist', but to me, he is always a hero.
berto-mug.jpg Roberto da Costa Teammate What matters chum, is that you did it for me.


  • Illyana has never died in Earth-626
  • She first arrived Xavier's at 14, just after returning from Limbo a the request of her brother, Colossus of the Brotherhood of Mutants.
  • For nearly a year after graduating from Xavier's, Illyana was free of her demonic heritage and with it her magic. She still had her ability to teleport though.

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