yesterday I bought the Magik Comiquette (I received no. 300 / 500) and I am very happy with it.
It's a great statue which shows Magik in a unique stance, wielding her Soulsword while emphasizing her connection with Limbo.
Magik is the sorceress supreme of the Limbo dimension and this statue shows the fighting spirit and dedication of Piotr's little snowflake.
Magik is beautifully sculpted and the paint and finish on hetself as well as on the base are top notch (the demons' hands strechting out to her from the Otherplace are really incredibly awesome.
I am happy and proud to have both Piotr as well as Illyana in my collection since this brother and sister really rock my world!
I have posted a couple of pictures below but before I do that I would like to shout a well-deserved 'THANK YOU!' to Ramon (please feel free to click on his name! ) whose client focus, kindness and service are truly extraordinary.
Thanks Ramon... you are amazing!
"See ya, villains! Don't do anything in Limbo, I wouldn't do! And watch out for demons!"
"You believe yourselves immune to death? I bring you a gospel of oblivion. I bring you the Soulsword. Taste it and cease to be."
- Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina -
Some background info on Magik's powers and abilities
Magik has the mutant ability to teleport herself and others through time and space from one location to another by summoning "stepping discs", which are part of a dimension known as Limbo in the Marvel Universe.
This dimension is specifically known alternately as "Demonic Limbo," "Limbo-Belasco," or "Otherplace." However, when Illyana mentally calls for a Stepping Disc she must use Limbo as a midway point before she can teleport to an alternate location.
If she teleported herself or someone else from one place on Earth to another, the person would pass through Otherplace in the process. Magik could also teleport herself or someone into the Otherplace dimension or out of it.
It is not known if she was genetically predetermined to travel through Limbo, or if she did so because, having been spirited there as a child, it was the only alternate dimension she was instinctively aware of. Magik has succeeded in teleporting herself across continents, from one continent to another, and even interplanetary and intergalactic distances on occasion.
Apparently she can mentally scan Limbo while on Earth in order to locate whoever she wishes to teleport from Limbo down to her on Earth.
Unlike most other teleporters in the Marvel Universe, Magik can teleport through time as well as space. She has teleported moments, days or centuries into the past or future.
Especially early on, she had difficulty modulating this ability and would often inadvertently travel through time and space when intending to teleport only through space.
Magik was told by Doctor Strange that she had potential for great feats of manipulating time on a wider scale.
Illyana Rasputin could only utilize her superhuman mutant powers when she was an adolescent; on reverting to a prepubescent state her mutant powers returned to latency. As Magik, she never entirely mastered her teleportation ability, although her control over it improved with practice. Hence, the greater the distance over which she teleported, the greater the possible margin of error in terms of her arriving at the point of time she intended.
Magik is the sorceress supreme of her Limbo dimension. The extent of her powers in Limbo has yet to be defined, but powerful demons of Limbo did not dare challenge her.
In Limbo, Magik can probably cast any magic spell that Belasco could, having had access to his store of sorcerous knowledge. The only exception to this is spells of teleportation, which Belasco kept from her (as stated in the Magik limited series) to ensure she never escaped captivity.
Her sorcery was a unique mix of black magic that she learned from Belasco and white magic she was taught by an alternative-reality Ororo Munroe. She could not create uncorrupted life with a portion of her soul as Storm, her mentor, was able to do, as evidenced by the time Storm created an acorn that grew into a tree.
The acorn Illyana created was rotten on the inside as her own soul was in her body.
However, she was able to create a sword from a portion of her soul to use as a weapon. On one occasion she was shown to have easily inhibited the powers of the Enchantress while in Limbo despite the Enchantress being a powerful sorceress in her own right.
Magik's magical abilities are far more limited in Earth's dimension, though she can still manipulate magical energies for various effects. Even an unskilled (but Earth-based) magic-user like Forge has demonstrated himself to be her superior.
On Earth she has performed astral projection, sensed mystical presences, scried, and cast very simple spells. Her magical powers on Earth are primarily the use of her Soulsword, which is the ultimate embodiment of her mystical might, and the summoning of her eldritch armor.
The more that Magik uses her magical power on any occasion, the more mystical armor appears on her body in addition to demonic features such as horns, hooves, a tail and scales. The armor deflects or limits attacks, both physical and magical, which was shown during her battle with Forge.
Illyana's armor also provided her protection and immunity to the Transmode Virus, which was shown when her transmode virus-infected demons attempted to dethrone her.
Also shown during the Inferno storyline was an aspect of limited super-strength while in the armor, which makes Illyana similar in power to her brother Colossus. This was shown when the rather large demon S'ym was easily thrown several feet by Illyana when he attempted to force her to the ground during the events of Inferno.
The Soulsword was created by Illyana Rasputin during her imprisonment in Limbo by Belasco. Illyana magically caused her own life force energy to manifest before her. Once this happened she cast her hand into a pool of eldritch energy and imagined a weapon in her mind.
When she withdrew her hand she discovered she was holding the Soulsword, which was created from her own soul.
A simple looking blade upon its origin, it began to develop intricate designs and forms upon itself the more Illyana used it, becoming more powerful with each use.
Magik's Soulsword disrupts magic energies, constructs and creatures. It also augments the power level of any magic user who holds it. The Soulsword generally has no physical effect whatsoever, but disrupts even the most powerful magic as it passes through.
It can shatter enchantments and destroy mystical creations and creatures.
Since Illyana's resurrection, the soulsword now seems to have an affect on psychic being like Legion's personalities, whereas in the past the sword only affected magical creatures and spells.
While it can kill magic creatures, such as demons, upon contact, it rarely injures non-magical beings or items, although it has recently been shown to capable of killing psionic entities.
The only exception to this has been Kitty Pryde, who can still be cut by the Soulsword even when Pryde is using her phasing power to become intangible. Pryde is also one of the few people other than Magik who can wield the Soulsword effectively. When Pryde does so, Magik's armor begins to appear on Pryde's body.
Moreover, when the Beyonder once freed Illyana from the influence of her darksoul, Pryde gained the ability to produce and wield the Soulsword. Illyana later took the darksoul influence back into herself in order that she could again wield the Soulsword to save Pryde's life from a demon. Illyana once used it on herself to purge a magical strain of the Technarch transmode virus from her system after being infected by a transmode virus infected demon.
Illyana can make her Soulsword appear and vanish at will.
The Soulsword can increase the mystical abilities of any magic-user, and as the Soulsword is the living embodiment of Illyana Rasputin, whomever owns the sword is considered to be the ruler of Limbo.
It is also mentioned that Illyana has formidable psionic shields, which are mental barriers that block anyone from reading her mind. This is most likely a result of the time she spent in Limbo and the effects of her evolving a partially demonic soul. As such even powerful mind readers such as Charles Xavier, the Shadow King and the Phoenix-enhanced Rachel Summers can not mentally read Illyana's thoughts.
Illyana was able to lower her psionic shields and allow Emma Frost to see her memories of the death of the X-Men.
Due to Belasco creating the magical bloodstones with their souls, Illyana seems to have a psychic bond with X-Man Kitty Pryde. When telepathically scanning a nightmare Shadowcat was having, Rachel Summers surmised that the nightmare was originating from Illyana and that the two of them have similar thought patterns, causing a psychic rapport like those of twins.
Because of this, a similar connection could be considered between Illyana and Storm.
One dream one soul, one prize
One goal, one golden glance of what should be
It’s a kind of magic
One flash of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It’s a kind of magic
This flame that burns inside of me
I’m hearing secret harmonies
It’s a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It’s a kind of magic
- Queen: A Kind of Magic -
Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!
Last edited by Force of Nature; October 7th, 2012 at 10:17:49 AM..
It is AWESOME! I love it. I'm gonna buy it. I was on the edge, but I truly love this character. This will be my first Sideshow. Might also buy the PF Colossus. He looks nice with her. But he is SOOO expensive.
I am sure you will not be disappointed with Magik; she truly is a unique piece with an awesome presence.
I am looking forward to your pics of Magik standing next to the Colossus PF; I think it will be an epic display!
thanks a lot for checking out the thread!
The Soceress Supreme of Limbo looks fantastic IMHO and when standing side by side it looks like there is no force on Earth which could stop Piotr and Illyana...
You are absolutely right Gabe; there are indeed forces which can take down powerful mutants like Illyana and Piotr:
I found Avengers vs X-Men quite an entertaining read even though the end was rather an anti-climax..
I mean Hope being chosen to be the host of the Phoenix force because she is the only one strong enough to let go of it again?
I am really curious to see what the consequences and repercussions of AvX will be?
What will happen to Cyclops and the rest of the Phoenix Five? Will they somehow be brought to court and judged? And how will the Phoenix Five think of themselves now?
And what will happen to Professor X? I cannot believe he is really dead?
Or Spider-Man who was almost beaten to death by Colossus?
Will the relationship between the Avengers and the X-Men have changed forever? And last but not least: will Colossus be free from the influence of Cyttorak after he was possessed by the Phoenix Force of has he returned to being the Colossnaut after the Phoenix Force left him?
Questions, questions. questions... I am really curious what kind of answers Marvel will give us in the upcoming months!
I fully agree that I too think that it would have looked better if the X-symbol was placed higher on her belt/her belly.
I think it might be fixable but at the same time I would not have a clue how to do it (I am not very handy and would likely damage the whole statue if I would try to fix it myself).
That being said I would like to point out that in my honest opinion the overall impression of Magik is nevertheless that it is a solid and righteous piece.
(But of course I might not be very objective anymore! )