Real Name: Maire O'Connell

Identity/Class: Human immortal; former magic user (16th Century to Modern eras)

Occupation: Unrevealed
formerly: Sorceress

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
formerly: Belasco, S'ym

EnemiesBelasco, S'ym, other demons of Limbo

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed
formerly: Limbo

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes III#1 (May, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: She possessed no superhuman abilities except for her immortality. Her original magical abilities were lost due to Belasco's curse and she had to rely on easy-to-use magical items like a scrying crystal.


History: (Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/6 (fb) - BTS) - 500 years ago Maire became Belasco's first disciple. She learned everything about magic, but she became arrogant and Belasco reached into her mind and punished her with her desire to live forever. After that he banished her from Limbo and stole her magic from her. For the next 500 years she remained on Earth until she saw in her scrying crystal that Limbo got a new ruler with Illyana Rasputin.

(Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/6) - Maire visited Illyana at Xavier's school and showed her the medallion Belasco had given to her when she became his first disciple. Illyana recognized it and listened to Maire's story. Maire wanted to become mortal again and she need Illyana to help her find the spell in Belasco's tower. Illyana went with Maire to the tower and they were attacked by demons which Illyana fought off until they reached the tower. The tower's door was sealed by Illyana with a spell and the two women began their search for the spell. Maire nearly lost her hope when she saw the number of books in the library, but hours later Illyana had found the spell. Illyana started to cast the complicated spell and told Maire that she was not allowed to be interrupted because else the spell would disappear from the book. S'ym and other demons broke through Illyana's weakened barrier and Maire took a sword to protect Illyana from them until the spell was finished. Maire and S'ym remembered each other and the demon let others fight her. Illyana finished the spell and commanded the demons to flee, but S'ym tossed a spear at Maire and it went right through her chest. Illyana removed the spear, punished S'ym and teleported Maire and herself back to Earth. Illyana asked Magneto if there was a chance for Maire to survive, but the injury was too severe and Maire died the same day.

Comments: Created by Sue Flaxman, Rodey Ramos & Pat Redding

Profile by Markus Raymond

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Marvel Super-Heroes III#1, p54, pan4 (Maire O'Connell main image)
  p59, pan5 (Maire lethally wounded)

Last updated: 11/20/05

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