|Mistress of Limbo|
|Guardian of Limbo|
|Naturalized citizen of the United States with no criminal record, former citizen of Germany.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Normal human being mastering the powers of sorcery.|
Limbo Teleportation Disk: Mystical disk opening a portal into the other dimensional realm of Limbo.
Soulsword: Mystical weapon forged in the pits of Limbo from the darkness of the original Magik's soul.
X-Men Vol. 1
X-Men: Black Sun
|X-Men Vol. 1 #98 (Aug. 1974)|
|Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum|
Born Jimaine Szardos, Amanda Sefton grew up with her foster brother, the mutant Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler) in Der Jarrmacht traveling circus. The two fell in love, but Amanda stayed behind to study the mystic arts when Kurt left to find adventure with the X-Men.
They lost touch with one another, until years later meeting in New York and renewing their relationship. Sefton did not reveal her mystic abilities to Wagner until her mother, his foster mother, a powerful sorceress named Margali threatened Wagner's life for the death of her son Stefan. Margali only relented when she discovered her son had turned evil.
Sefton later joined Nightcrawler as a member of Excalibur. In a twist of fate, another member of Excalibur, Katharine Pryde (Shadowcat) had inherited the mystical Soulsword from her deceased friend Illyana Rasputin (Magik I). The Soulsword was created from the darkest part of Rasputin's soul during her captivity as a young child in Limbo. The Soulsword had a corrupting effect on Pryde and Sefton had to use her mystical powers to save her friend and teammate. Sefton later entrusted the weapon to her mother, the sorceress Margali.
Margali was also corrupted by the Soulsword and joined the Hellfire Club, planning to take over Great Britain. She was defeated by Excalibur and captured by the demon sorcerer, Belasco. But, the ruler of Limbo did not know the sorceress had switched bodies with her daughter. Mother and daughter united in Limbo, where they returned to their rightful bodies and defeated Belasco. Sefton assumed rule of the neither dimension becoming the Mistress of Limbo, and taking the title Magik.