Okay, here it is! I can adjust the history based on your answer to my AvX question, it won't affect too much at all, I have her being extremely limited even if she has her post-AvX boost.BasicsBirth Name / Mutant Name:
Illyana Nikolovna Rasputin, aka Magik, aka the DarkchildeSex and Player's Preferred Orientation:
Cisgender Female, Bisexual, once preferred women and might have been exclusively homosexual, but the conditions in camp have forced her to adjustPersonality:
Illyana lost her innocence, in several ways, as a child; Abducted into the demon realm of Limbo and coerced into being a demon sorcerer's apprentice, Illyana was tainted with evil. Her soul was bound to the persona of the Darkchilde, and living as an abused servant for seven years did nothing to foster any good in her. She has an incredibly dark sense of morbid humor and an aloofness that makes it difficult for her to create friends and allies. Illyana constantly struggles with good and evil, though when her friends or Piotr are endangered, she is drawn towards the light, and is more prone to act on her darkest impulses when working alone. She can be impulsive and quick to act emotionally, and tends to believe that the ends justify the means, no matter how much they cost her soul.Any Family/Close Relations:
Mikhail and Piotr "Colossus" Rasputin - Older BrothersHistory:
Illyana was born on a collective farm in the USSR, and at a very young age was witness to her brother's mutant transformation, as he saved her from a runaway tractor. After her brother was recruited to America by Charles Xavier, Illyana was not long to follow, abducted by the villain Arcade and allowed to stay in Westchester with her brother and the X-Men after her rescue.
At the age of 7, Illyana was abducted by the demon sorcerer, Belasco, and lived seven horrible years in his apprenticeship, where her soul was corrupted, an innocent young Russian girl with pigtails irreversibly replaced with a malevolent, brooding teenager. During this time she formed a strong bond with Ororo Munroe and Kitty Pryde, or at least alternate versions of them that had been trapped in Limbo for decades at that point. Ororo taught Illyana white magic, attempting to help the young, corrupted sorceress stay her evil, while Kitty, hardened emotionally and transformed by cruel magic into a literal, feral feline creature, taught her in a more hands-on manner, giving the girl survivalism and fighting skills. Kitty and Storm were eventually killed by Belasco, but after Illyana's mutant abilities to teleport manifested, she learned the secret to destroy him without giving into her Darkchilde persona, and became the new ruler of Limbo. At that point, she returned to Earth with seven years of scars and darkness in her soul, whereas mere seconds ago, she had been the sweetest child.
Not long after this, Xavier formed the New Mutants, and Illyana became a reluctant part of that group, along with Sunspot, Karma, Cannonball and Mirage, their numbers eventually including Magma, Warlock and Cypher. Many things happened during this time; She was separated from her best friend, Kitty Pryde, when the older girl suffered a grievous wound at the hands of the Marauders and was sent to Muir Island to recover. Worse, her brother, Piotr, was also terribly injured and paralyzed in this attack. Magneto was given stewardship of the mansion by Xavier, and Illyana was arguably the only student that appreciated his alternative attitude and methods of teaching. Literal hell encapsulated New York City, and after a battle with S'ym, a demon that attempted to overthrow her rule of Limbo, she was reverted to childhood, before she had ever become the Darkchilde. She was sickened by the Legacy virus and died. Her body and mind were eventually returned to Earth... And after many struggles, she was even reunited with her soul. An X-Men by that point, Illyana was one of five mutants bestowed with the terrible power of the Phoenix as the X-Men battled against the Avengers for the future of their people, and after their defeat, was an outlaw for some time, working alongside Cyclops and his more militant group of X-Men.
Then, Illyana and all of mutantdom were embroiled in a war with the sentinels... And they lost. Master Mold, the sentient, ambitious leader of the Sentinels exterminated a large population of the human race, but found the mutants among those numbers more suitable for manual labor, perfecting its version of paradise. Illyana was exceptionally difficult to capture, considering her abilities, though she was apprehended in the end after years of guerrilla strikes against the Sentinels. For her part in the resistance, she was tortured extensively for some time, though they did not break her will before she was released into the new mutant 'workforce'.
Illyana was quicker to adjust to this new lifestyle... It was as desperate and dangerous as her time in Limbo, but this time, she had to consider her brother's safety, so she became quite a compliant slave of Master Mold and his Sentinels, serving as a fast traveler, moving laborers between jobs sites hundreds of miles apart in mere seconds. The collar affixed to her neck was exceptionally potent at enforcing her compliance; More than thirty seconds spent in Limbo, the in-between for her portals from one place on Earth to another, and she would be killed, or at least severely hurt. If the inner chronometer detected that she was out of time, meddling with the past or future, the pain would amplify up her spine, affecting her entire nervous system until she died or returned to her present. If her latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates were not within a certain range of where she was supposed to be, as determined by her Sentinel overseers... Every meter further from her objective would be torture.Powers: Stepping Discs
: Illyana can create circular portals that allow her to teleport herself and many others to a dimension called Limbo. Simultaneously, she can then teleport from Limbo to any point in time and space. Before her possession by the Phoenix Force, Illyana's teleporting ability was much more limited in scope; Now, she could potentially travel through centuries and lightyears with the subtlest of effort, though these limits are extremely hampered by the collar.Non-Mutation-Related Abilities:Sorcery
: Illyana mastered the magical arts as a child trapped in the hellish dimension of Limbo. These powers are not derivative of her mutant gene and can be used even if Illyana has been somehow depowered. Her magic is a mixture of black magic, taught to her by the demon Belasco, and white magic, taught to her by the Ororo Munroe of an alternate reality that had been trapped in Limbo for years. Any magic manifested against her collar would result in a stun that would incapacitate her. Eldritch Armor
: Illyana is considered a ruler of Limbo, and has thus inherited many powers belonging to that title. One of them is her armor; When she wields her Soulsword, is attacked or manifests her magics, Illyana's body forms a mystical armor that protects her from harm. Psionic Shields
: Illyana's mind is protected by powerful psychic wards that prevent even the most powerful telepaths from accessing her.Soulsword
: Along with her ability to manifest armor, Illyana is also the possessor of the Soulsword, a manifestation of her own life energy. It is highly disruptive and lethal to magical beings, but against mundane opponents it can, at most, non-lethally incapacitate. The Darkchilde
: Illyana is a woman that struggles with a duality of light and darkness, good and evil; The Darkchilde is a demonic manifestation of her evil. The Darkchilde historically has only formed in moments of great desperation or through manipulation by others who would seek to extort the powers of Darkchilde, whose magical abilities are exponentially more powerful than Illyana herself. Alignment:
Illyana is less resistant to the Sentinel dominance over Earth and mutantdom than others, for several reasons. First, after her capture, she was extensively tortured and interrogated for the locations of her fellow renegade mutants, and though this did not shatter her mind, she knows how foolish it could be to earn the wrath of the Master Mold. Second, Illyana is tainted with evil, the Darkchilde constantly wrestling with her better angels, and does not find her present dystopia as unsettling as some; Secretly, she finds comfort in the chaos. Thirdly and lastly, she is fiercely protective of her older brother, Piotr, and is easily cowed by any threats to his safety. They have lost each other so many times throughout the years that she can find happiness knowing he's alive, even if they suffer under the worst conditions.