Real Name: Magnus
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2301) demon
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Azure (Beast, Mystique, Nightcrawler), Colossus;
Enemies: Coven of witches, Amanda Sefton, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Danielle Moonstar, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Earth's atmosphere;
formerly Ethereal Realm
First Appearance: Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (March, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Magnus was a maleficent demon comprised of electromagnetic energy. He was able to control and manipulate metal. As an electromagnetic spirit, he was practically invulnerable. His only known weakness was magic and metal, sufficiently powerful mages could bind him to a metal form which would render him powerless. When banished to the electromagnetic field covering the Earth he was able to absorb enough energy to manifest himself in another energy form.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb)) - In an effort to increase her arcane abilities, sorceress Amanda Sefton summoned the electromagnetic demon Magnus to Earth. He immediately proved too powerful for her to contain, breaking free from her magical restraints and attacking the coven of witches Sefton and her ally Storm were part of. He killed all the witches, save for Storm and Amanda. They were able to fend off Magnus long enough to cast a spell that rendered him temporarily powerless. The sorceresses then combined their powers to banish Magnus to the Earth's electromagnetic field, hoping he would not be able to escape from it.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb)) - Planning his revenge on Sefton, Magnus gathered enough power to manifest a electromagnetic form. He used it to seek out the power absorbing mutant Rogue. During his regular visits to her, he was crucial in helping her feel again in spite of the fact her powers prevented her from touching anyone without absorbing their memories and powers. Feeling obligated to help Magnus, Rogue sought out Sefton in the hopes of helping Magnus regain an actual, functioning human body.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb) - BTS) - Unwilling to help Magnus return to life, Sefton knew the only way to kill the demon was to destroy it in an earthly form. With that in mind, she kidnapped Colossus to sacrifice the metal mutant so she could house the electromagnetic spirit in his metallic, magic negating form.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men) - Amanda Sefton successfully placed Magnus' spirit in the body of Colossus, just as the X-Men arrived in search of their lost teammate. Magnus had anticipated Sefton's plans and he repaid her treachery in kind by killing her with several steel bars. Horrified, the X-Men attacked Magnus, but thanks to the body of Colossus he easily managed to defeat the superheroes. In the end, he was defeated by Rogue who absorbed the powers of Storm and Jean Grey to separate Magnus from Colossus. Without a host form, Magnus dissipated into the atmosphere.
Comments: Created by C.B. Cebulski (writer), Jeff Matsuda, A.J. Jothikumar (pencillers), Andy Owens (inks).Due to the Asian specific nature of the Mangaverse reality, it goes without saying that while characters might look similar to their 616 counterparts, they most likely will have distinctly different names, codenames or powers. Therefore we will only list the names when they have been used in the comics.
It goes without saying that the electromagnetic demon Magnus is the Mangaverse's answer to Earth-616's mutant master of magnetism: Magneto.
It's not been revealed what Magnus' connection to the Azure is. He was somewhat surprised that the Azure had failed him. He might possibly have influenced the Azure into working for Sefton, but more likely than not that's a false claim. Chances are he's able to reform himself eventually, he did it before after all. Magnus, like all other demons and other godly forms in the Mangaverse originate from the Ethereal Realm.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Magnus has some connections to
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Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, p9, pan1 (main image)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, p7, pan6 (visiting Rogue)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, p20&21 (fighting the X-Men)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (March, 2002) - C.B. Cebulski (writer), Jeff Matsuda, A.J. Jothikumar (pencillers), Andy Owens (inks), Brian Smith (editor)
Last updated: 10/13/15
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