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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Jimaine Szardos (a.k.a. Amanda Sefton)
DayTripper, a.k.a. Magik II
of the X-Men and Excalibur


Jimaine Szardos (a.k.a. Amanda Sefton) has occasionally taken on the role of a super-heroine, although usually she has been a supporting character in comics related to the X-Men, such as when she was the girlfriend of Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler). Jimaine Szardos is a Gypsy (Roma) sorceress who has gone by the code name "DayTripper", and later as the second "Magik" (after the death of Illyana Rasputin, a member of the New Mutants who used that codename before she died).

Excerpts from: "Religion/Spirituality" discussion page, started 29 November 2003, on ComixFan.com website (http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/archive/index.php/t-24121.html; viewed 10 January 2006):

Magic Rabbit
Feb 6, 2004, 03:09 pm
Amanda's religious beliefs were also a strong part of her character but because writers don't understand anything about Wiccanism they continually made it supernatural and thus confusing and incorrect.

[Editor: It is not at all clear that Amanda Sefton has ever been identified as a "Wiccan," despite what this writer seems to think.]


Eric Travis
Feb 6, 2004, 04:52 pm
...as for Amanda... well... no, this isn't the place to rant about Amanda. Suffice to say: my problems with her have little to do with incompetent representations of alleged Wiccanism.
Lia Brown
Feb 7, 2004, 12:43 am
Was Amanda (and her mother) ever really supposed to be a Wiccan? The Marvel Universe has real sorcery (practiced by people like Dr Strange), and I thought the Szardos family were generally supposed to be sorcerors, not real Wiccans.
From: "X-Men religious affiliations" thread started 1 June 2002 on rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks/browse_thread/thread/78e6830d00083d2f/102a03cd2dab9fda; viewed 13 June 2006):
From: Chris Dodson
Date: Sat, Jun 1 2002 9:38 pm

I'm looking for information on the religious beliefs of all the current X-Men for a story I'm submitting to Marvel...


From: Menshevik
Date: Fri, Jul 5 2002 1:33 pm

...Margali, Amanda Sefton and Magik appear to be linked to Marvel's ficticious demons etc...


From: Justin Samuels
Date: Fri, Jul 5 2002 1:56 pm

We have never seen Margali or Amanda actually worship demons.


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