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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Illyana Rasputin
Magik
of the New Mutants


Discussion

From: "Religion of the X-Men" message board started 15 May 2005 on Comic Book Resources website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/archive/index.php/t-58362.html; viewed 13 June 2006):

Emerald Ghost
05-15-2005, 05:56 PM

Do you ever wonder what religion an X-Man is? I know they are just characters, but still, just for the fun of it.

I am wondering if you could guess their religion by their character, or what they've said, etc.


Archer
05-15-2005, 06:02 PM

...I vaguely remember reading that Colossus is Russian Orthodox, but I'm not sure...


The Lucky One
05-15-2005, 07:38 PM

...As for [other] characters...
Colossus, Magik - atheist (or now perhaps simply agnostic)...

From: "Stuart Moore's A Thousand Flowers: O Deadly Night" forum discussion, started 2 December 2003 on Newsarama website (http://forum.newsarama.com/archive/index.php/t-6949.html; viewed 28 June 2007):

ramberk
12-04-2003, 05:27 AM

...Okay, one last issue [that I recall as a favorite comic book Christmas story]. Uncanny X-Men #365. Just an honorable mention. It is a Christmas/holiday story. About Colossus and Magik (er - her ghost?) and presents. And all of that. I oughta dig it up.

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: "The Church of Superman" forum discussion started 19 June 2006 on the "James Randi Educational Foundation" website (http://www.randi.org/forumlive/showthread.php?t=58627; viewed 15 May 2007):

19th June 2006, 06:03 AM
headscratcher4

The Church of Superman
http://adherents.com/lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html

Hmmmm... the "religious" affiliations of comic book characters. Huh?


19th June 2006, 08:32 AM
c4ts

And these guys really hate Magik. The listing says "Communist atheist; demonolatry; magick/occult!" I hope not all at once! It would be somewhat contradictory.

From: "What are the religious beliefs of the main mutants in the X-Books?" forum discussion started 16 January 2007 on "Comic Book Resources" website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/archive/index.php/t-160293.html; viewed 16 May 2007):

01-16-2007, 03:51 PM
What do you think the religious beliefs of the following mutants are?


fishtaco
01-17-2007, 07:47 AM

Yeah, Wolverine's atheist. Nightcrawler and Shadowcat are obvious. Storm (and probably Magik) are complicated. Rogue is Christian, but I don't think we know whether that's Protestant or Catholic or something else. I don't think Longshot understands the concept of religion, so I guess that might make him an atheist. Wolfsbane is Presbyterian, Cannonball is Christian as of New Mutants (1st Series) #15. I suppose Magma believes in the Roman (Greek) gods? Forge? I think Gambit is atheist. Thunderbird III is Hindu. There are Shi'ar gods... Shaara, Kythri), Lilandra worships them.

From: "Sacreligious amd anti-Christian Comic characters" forum discussion, started 28 February 2007 on official DC Comics website (http://dcboards.warnerbros.com/web/thread.jspa?threadID=2000107545&start=60&tstart=15; viewed 20 July 2007):

skotti-chan
Posted: Mar 2, 2007 8:50 PM

Don't forget my favoritest mutant ever!!

Illyana Rasputin (aka Magik), not only is she a mutant sorceress she's the one time ruler of Limbo!


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