Portrayed by
Full Name Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina
Age 22
Height 5'-5"
Build Athletic
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Skin Pale
Factions Occult


Illyana is the supreme ruler of the hell dimension Limbo.


Illyana is known to other hell lords as the inheritor of Belasco's domain, and although she's not welcome in their councils they haven't tried to unseat her… yet.

She's also known, to some degree, as the ruler of Limbo by true experts in the field of the arcane, but as she hasn't yet proved to be the kind of existential threat that the other hell lords aspire to be, she probably hasn't attracted anywhere near as much attention or research.

In more mundane circles, she'll be recognised by the staff and students of the Xavier Institute as Piotr Rasputin's sister.


Illyana Rasputina was born in Russia, on the Ust-Ordynski Collective Farm, near Lake Baikal in Siberia, the youngest of three siblings. Her elder brothers were Mikhail and Piotr, though she barely knew Mikhail - she was still very young when he was supposedly killed during a space flight. Illyana had a close relationship with Piotr, and her earliest years were happy ones.

It wasn't to last. First, Piotr would leave, having saved Illyana from a runaway tractor and revealed himself as a mutant in the process. Then, Illyana would be kidnapped by the assassin Arcade and brought to the US. Her reunion with Piotr would be short-lived, as soon she would be abducted again - and this time there would be no swift rescue.

Illyana was taken to the hell-dimension Limbo by the demon sorcerer Belasco, where she was raised to be his apprentice and, ultimately, the gateway through which his Elder Gods would return and reclaim the Earth. If he had not been opposed by alternate-dimension versions of Ororo Munroe and Kitty Pryde, Belasco might very well have succeeded.

Ororo taught Illyana the basics of white magic, while Kitty - corrupted by Belasco into Cat - taught her how to fight and survive. Even so, before Illyana was finally able to defeat and banish Belasco from Limbo, she'd lose three-fifths of her soul - and Cat and Ororo would be dead by her hand.

Though she was now the ruler of Limbo, Illyana realised that to stay would risk the remnants of her soul, and so she returned to Earth. Although years had passed for her within Limbo, and she was no longer a child but a young woman, only moments had passed on Earth.

Returning to Earth as a teenager after her traumatic upbringing in Limbo wasn't easy, but Illyana adjusted, joining Professor Xavier's school and eventually becoming an X-Man.

New Illyana as of November 2018.

Character Details

"I'm only good because I want to be!"

This simple sentence neatly sums up Illyana's personality. She hasn't been innocent, or even entirely human, since she was seven years old. She was abducted by and apprenticed to a demon sorcerer in the hell dimension Limbo, three fifths of her soul were extracted and replaced with black magic, and her only friends and allies within Limbo died by her own hand. She should be irredeemably evil but somehow, despite the corruption in her soul, she isn't. Not quite. This isn't to say she's entirely good, either.

Despite growing up in hell, on the surface Illyana seems remarkably well adjusted. She can be a lot of fun and she has a keen sense of humour, but her amusement is often at someone else's expense. She's frequently sarcastic, occasionally spiteful, and she's not averse to twisting the knife when someone's in an awkward situation, just to see how much worse things can get. If someone crosses her, or worse, threatens someone important to her, Illyana can be an implacable enemy. She rarely forgives, never forgets, and she has an army of demons at her beck and call to ensure she gets her revenge.

In contrast, anyone who knows Illyana for what she truly is and accepts her despite the darkness in her soul will earn Illyana's loyalty, and she will do whatever she deems necessary to protect them.

Despite appearances to the contrary, Illyana is a damaged individual. Her morality is skewed toward her own wants and needs, together with the wants and needs of those she considers friends. Although she tries to do good, she cares less about the fate of others than she should, and not at all about the fate of those she considers her enemies. She doesn't wrestle with moral dilemmas much, because for her the hard decisions simply aren't all that hard from her point of view.

Illyana has a stubborn and independent streak, not to mention a temper that burns as hot as hellfire. She'll play by the rules and follow orders as long as it's convenient, but will break those rules and disobey those orders without a moment's hesitation if she feels it's right to do so. When she's angry it's easy to provoke her to act impulsively, which can put her in danger, not to mention draw out her more demonic side.

For all this, Illyana's a survivor. Hell couldn't break her, and as far as she's concerned nothing else will, either.


RP Logs & Journals

December 17, 2018: I'd Rather Be Stabbed

Illyana and Logan talk about guilt and what to do about it. Logan's solution is much more painful than facing his claws.

(permalink: log:8294 | tags: magik wolverine | posted: 17 Dec 2018 22:43)

December 12, 2018: Never On The Nice List

Battered and exhausted, Illyana returns to Xavier's School and surrenders to judgement for her actions during the Inferno.

(permalink: log:8286 | tags: goblin_queen inferno magik prestige wolverine x-man | posted: 13 Dec 2018 00:15)

December 04, 2018: Inferno's End

Backdated to late October. An unlikely trio formed by Doctor Strange, Magdalena and Polaris confront the Darkchylde and fight to restore Illyana's soul. Part 1: As The Sun Sets. Part 2: Toward The Sunrise.

(permalink: log:8275 | tags: doctor_strange inferno magdalena magik polaris | posted: 06 Dec 2018 00:52)

November 19, 2018: As the Sun Sets

Scene backdated to a month ago. Just after the defeat of the Dragon Herald. With the rift in Limbo closed the Shadowpact conspires against Demon Queen Illyana. Meanwhile Lorna makes a reckless deal. Part 2: Toward The Sunrise. Part 3: Inferno's End.

(permalink: log:8252 | tags: darkedge doctor_strange inferno magdalena magik polaris shadowpact | posted: 21 Nov 2018 19:24)

October 23, 2018: Fall of the Last Legion

An incomplete log, taking place during the Inferno plot. Magma, trying to hold the line against the demons, meets an old friend. It's a shame the Darkchilde isn't feeling very friendly.

(permalink: log:8244 | tags: inferno magik magma | posted: 15 Nov 2018 20:18)

October 29, 2018: Blood Bargain

Constantine arrives to bargain with the Darkchilde. Darkedge and Pepper Potts escape before deals can be made.

(permalink: log:8203 | tags: darkedge inferno john_constantine magik pepper_potts | posted: 29 Oct 2018 13:12)

October 24, 2018: Confrontation and Conflagration

Illyana finds herself trapped within a void thanks to the Scarlet Witch. Jean Grey finds her within and the two have a friendly discussion on right and wrong.

(permalink: log:8185 | tags: inferno magik phoenix | posted: 25 Oct 2018 02:39)

October 12, 2018: Thinking With Portals

The Titans manage to figure out a way to close the demonic portals raining demons down over New York. Unfortunately, their successful test run draws the attention of the Darkchilde responsible…

(permalink: log:8117 | tags: fairchild impulse inferno magik misfit quicksilver raven red_robin sister_grimm superboy zatanna_zatara | posted: 13 Oct 2018 16:08)

October 06, 2018: Cats Go "Maow"

Foggy gets a new pet.

(permalink: log:8090 | tags: foggy_nelson inferno magik | posted: 07 Oct 2018 04:33)

September 30, 2018: A Pact Between Demon and Spirit

Jim Craddock comes to meet the new Queen of NEw York City.

(permalink: log:8059 | tags: gentleman_ghost inferno magik quicksilver | posted: 01 Oct 2018 03:13)

September 24, 2018: Iphigenia

The Darkchilde steals away Pietro Maximoff from his dear sister, Wanda.

(permalink: log:8032 | tags: inferno magik quicksilver scarlet_witch | posted: 25 Sep 2018 03:51)

September 20, 2018: A Speck in the Eye

Piotr searches for his lost sister and finds her within Stark Tower. Only it's not quite Illyana that he speaks with.

'Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.'

(permalink: log:8008 | tags: colossus inferno magik | posted: 20 Sep 2018 04:34)

September 18, 2018: Cutscene: Hell Rains Down

Hell rains down upon New York and its residents. DEMONS EVERYWHERE.

(permalink: log:7994 | tags: inferno magik | posted: 19 Sep 2018 01:45)

September 18, 2018: Inferno Interlude

A short time after: A dragon and demon make a bargain.

(permalink: log:7993 | tags: inferno magik quicksilver | posted: 19 Sep 2018 01:40)

September 18, 2018: The Beginning - Inferno

The Herald of the Elder Gods' Arrive in Limbo. MUCH THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS SCENE GREAT. Special NPC Guest emitted by Pietro.

(permalink: log:7985 | tags: bishop colossus inferno magik marvel_girl quicksilver shadowcat wiccan x-man | posted: 18 Sep 2018 04:21)

September 10, 2018: Plant Food

Demonic chomping plants arrive on earth and are thwarted by a ghost and a wtich.

(permalink: log:7950 | tags: gentleman_ghost inferno magik sister_grimm | posted: 12 Sep 2018 00:30)

September 06, 2018: Light and Shadow

Illyana and Jean combine forces to learn what they can about Savin's Extremis enhancements, and the whereabouts of Aldrich Killian and his alpha site. Some Renegade choices are made. GMed by Peter Quill.

(permalink: log:7920 | tags: magik phoenix pthe starlord | posted: 06 Sep 2018 05:05)

September 03, 2018: Reverse Gifting

Illyana has gifts for Ray and Kitty to fight against what she knows is coming.

(permalink: log:7910 | tags: inferno magik marvel_girl shadowcat | posted: 04 Sep 2018 14:51)

August 27, 2018: A Sword Needed

A sword given! Illyana drops by to see Piotr and to pass on something precious.

(permalink: log:7870 | tags: : colossus inferno magik | posted: 28 Aug 2018 13:38)

August 25, 2018: Time Runs Short

Time runs short for Illyana and Limbo.

(permalink: log:7858 | tags: inferno magik | posted: 25 Aug 2018 13:31)

August 24, 2018: Helpful Advice

A creature from another world finds its way to Earth. Billy Kaplan is there to SAVE THE DAY. Illyana offers helpful advice along the way.

(permalink: log:7851 | tags: inferno magik wiccan | posted: 24 Aug 2018 13:32)

August 20, 2018: What Happens in Limbo...

…stays in Limbo. Illyana, having stashed some items/persons of interest in Limbo after the supply base raid of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, summons some help to aid her in unraveling their mysteries.

(permalink: log:7834 | tags: colossus inferno iron_man magik marvel_girl meggan phoenix pthe shadowcat | posted: 20 Aug 2018 05:43)

August 09, 2018: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

The X-Men track the myserious Purifiers to a supply base where they plan a secret stealth…ish…operation. ….the Brotherhood has other ideas.

How do they keep showing up?!

(permalink: log:7798 | tags: brotherhood bruiser colossus hope_summers magik marvel_girl pthe quicksilver wolverine x-man x-men | posted: 10 Aug 2018 07:08)

August 06, 2018: The Hidden Temple (of Doom)

Magik and Magdalena travel to the Australian rain forests looking for the way to reach Watoomb dimension. (Continuing the events of the Strange Breakfast ( Dr. Strange does the emitting)

(permalink: log:7783 | tags: doctor_strange magdalena magik | posted: 07 Aug 2018 13:19)

August 01, 2018: The Troubled Trio

Illyana meets up with Rachel and Kitty and brings along a few *friends*.

(permalink: log:7769 | tags: inferno magik marvel_girl shadowcat | posted: 02 Aug 2018 11:47)

July 30, 2018: Blood Ties

Illyana has made it her mission to track down Trask - Piotr's blood is needed to complete this task.

(permalink: log:7755 | tags: colossus magik | posted: 31 Jul 2018 03:00)

July 27, 2018: Catching up. Fairness. And Cheating

Illyana drops by the school to find Nate for the first time in weeks. They talk about the current troubles, the (un)fairness of life and the way she sees things. Demons don't play fair, not even on friendly wages.

(permalink: log:7744 | tags: magik x-man | posted: 28 Jul 2018 09:48)

July 26, 2018: Oil and Water

Piotr and Illyana attempt to meet with Pietro and Wanda to discuss the strange enhanced 'Purifiers,' but Illyana and Wanda take an immediate dislike to one another…

(permalink: log:7724 | tags: colossus magik pthe quicksilver scarlet_witch | posted: 26 Jul 2018 06:03)

July 19, 2018: Cutscene: Danger

Illyana Rasputin follows a familiar scent between worlds and makes a terrible discovery.

(permalink: log:7701 | tags: inferno magik | posted: 19 Jul 2018 20:39)

June 19, 2018: Strange Breakfast Pt2

The second part of Illyana and Vivienne's breakfast at the Sanctum. Backdated scene to May 30, 2018. See: Strange Breakfast Pt1

(permalink: log:7552 | tags: doctor_strange magdalena magik nyc | posted: 19 Jun 2018 23:42)

May 30, 2018: Strange Breakfast Pt1

Because the Book of the Vishanti, the Wand of Watoomb and breakfast there is another odd meeting at Strange's Sanctum where several problems are talked about.

(permalink: log:7456 | tags: doctor_strange magdalena magik nyc | posted: 30 May 2018 22:51)

May 17, 2018: Home Away From Home

Cyclops wanted an outpost in Limbo. Cyclops gets an outpost in Limbo. Limbo gets a little of Cyclops' blood in return.

(permalink: log:7415 | tags: cyclops magik | posted: 17 May 2018 21:59)

May 16, 2018: Tennis Takeover

Cable and the STEM team begin training; X-Men arrive to discuss recent events.

(permalink: log:7411 | tags: bruiser cable magik polaris x-man | posted: 17 May 2018 02:49)

April 30, 2018: Regrets For What Never Happened

While the fake Brotherhood attacked Xavier's school, Illyana and Nate had a serious conversation about her life choices (or lack of them) and what happened in the House of M illusion.

(permalink: log:7325 | tags: magik x-man | posted: 30 Apr 2018 23:50)

April 23, 2018: North vs South (pt.1)

A pleasant day of RR and are comes with canons, relationship drama, brauts and burgers.

(permalink: log:7298 | tags: cyclops gambit havok magik polaris rogue x-man x-men | posted: 24 Apr 2018 03:51)

April 09, 2018: HoM: Sinister Farewell

The X-Men limp out Sinister tesseract, but before leaving their 'host' has some words for them.

(permalink: log:7284 | tags: havok hom magik polaris x-man x-men | posted: 20 Apr 2018 18:18)

April 09, 2018: HoM: Marauder Dance

Continuing the escape from Sinister lab, the X-Men and Lois Lane face the murderous Marauders. (Emits by Nate)

(permalink: log:7254 | tags: havok hom lois_lane magik polaris x-man x-men | posted: 13 Apr 2018 23:22)

April 08, 2018: HoM: Not Good At Being Happy

Nate was pushed by Madelyne into a nightmare. And that is where Illyana finds him a few minutes after.

(permalink: log:7277 | tags: hom magik x-man | posted: 17 Apr 2018 22:46)

April 07, 2018: The Wedding. The End.

It is the day of the victory celebration. Genosha is united. Magneto has won. Lorna Dane and Marcus Diaz are marrying… and some people doesn't believe in happy endings. The Wedding is crashed the worst way.

(permalink: log:7228 | tags: eclipse greb hom lois_lane m magik old_man_logan polaris the_stepford_cuckoos x-man | posted: 08 Apr 2018 00:29)

March 30, 2018: Imminent danger: Spontaneous Combustion

Alex returns from Vorokhastan. Scott and Illyana are there to greet him with a ton of sympathy and mad social skills.

(permalink: log:7184 | tags: cyclops havok magik x-men | posted: 30 Mar 2018 19:39)

March 27, 2018: Cutscene: Infernal Construction

Illyana begins construction on the X-Men's fall-back position in Limbo.

(permalink: log:7168 | tags: magik | posted: 27 Mar 2018 20:56)

March 23, 2018: Buying a Timeshare in Hell

Illyana checks in on Scott, after his run-in with the Brotherhood, and is relieved of her Genoshan responsibilities. Her new job is to build the X-Men a bolt-hole in Limbo.

(permalink: log:7151 | tags: cyclops magik | posted: 24 Mar 2018 13:11)

March 22, 2018: Mutant Guilt Powers

Illyana visits her big brother to help take his mind of wanting to punch some evil mutants. He guilts her into telling him what the deal was with the Demon Bear situation using his amazing mutant guilt powers.

(permalink: log:7143 | tags: colossus magik | posted: 22 Mar 2018 23:45)

March 20, 2018: HoM: Destroy Me

Nate goes to 'wake up' Illyana from the her happy life as a SHIELD cadet and would-be hero. She takes is a well as expected. Angst warning

(permalink: log:7127 | tags: hom magik x-man | posted: 20 Mar 2018 20:52)

March 05, 2018: It's Your Moment

Tony, Illyana, Nate and Lorna decide what to do with Zealot

(permalink: log:7049 | tags: greb iron_man magik polaris x-man | posted: 06 Mar 2018 00:20)

February 27, 2018: The Zealot Gambit.

The X-Men team in Genosha has managed to find Zealot's current location and move in force to capture or otherwise neutralize him. It is perhaps the last opportunity for the followers of Xavier to make a major impact in the political landscape of the island. (Emits by Nate)

(permalink: log:7031 | tags: cyclops greb iron_man m magik polaris x-man | posted: 01 Mar 2018 10:19)

February 24, 2018: HoM: We Are Doing Something Wrong

Saturday Morning in HoM Genosha. Illyana goes to tempt Nate to be lazy. Because nothing interesting ever happens in Genosha.

(permalink: log:7010 | tags: hom magik x-man | posted: 25 Feb 2018 02:11)

February 23, 2018: HoM: You're Red Sonja In Another Life?

HoM: Illyana (SHIELD cadet) brings Rachel (Lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royal of the UK) to Genosha to catch up with her brother, Nate (unemployed student)

(permalink: log:7001 | tags: hom magik prestige x-man | posted: 23 Feb 2018 23:55)

February 21, 2018: Ice Cream Is Never Just Ice Cream

Illyana and Rachel discuss the infamous trip to Limbo.

(permalink: log:6981 | tags: magik prestige | posted: 22 Feb 2018 00:05)

February 19, 2018: Another Night in Genosha

A group of X-Men get together in Genosha to discuss current events which ends with a night at the beach and a psychic ultrasound.

(permalink: log:6967 | tags: greb m magik phoenix polaris x-man | posted: 20 Feb 2018 02:06)

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