Personal Info:
Real Name: Magus
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Homeworld 5000
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 178
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former head of the Universal Church of Truth
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain Marvel, Quasar and Silver Surfer
Creators: Jim Starlin
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Enhanced Abilities: Magus has vast upper level super human strength and endurance.
Cosmic Powers Manipulation: Magus can manipulate cosmic energy for the following powers: Intangiblity, teleportaion, create teleportational portals to accommodate an army, cosmic awareness and supersonic flight.
Soul gem: Magus also wears a yellow soul gem on his brow that can project exotic radiation for a variety of effects. It is unknown whether this gem can steal souls or contained a Soul World.
Infinity Gems:Magus briefly possessed the power of five of the Infinity Gems, granting virtually unlimited abilities to manipulate Mind, Power, Soul, Space, and Time. By an edict of Eternity, the gems cannot be used in combined fashion unless he/it wills otherwise.
Wraith Form: Magus has also possessed a wraithlike form. He appeared with a semi-solid head and trunk, with his lower body as an ethereal stream. Physical attacks like Captain Marvel's photonic blasts simply passed through him. In this form, the Magus could steal the "life essence" of sentient beings to augment his power and return him to full physical existence. The Magus could also project psychic blasts capable of harming Captain Marvel.
Lord Chaos and Master Order decided that they needed to create a Champion of Life to oppose Thanos, the Champion of Death. To this end they had their creature, the In-Betweener, kidnap Adam Warlock and spirit him away to his realm. For centuries, Warlock was bombarded with Chaos and Order's "dark secrets." Primarily, they taught him that there is no such thing as good and evil. Rather, the true struggle is between purpose (life) and non-purpose (death). Warlock sought refuge from these "truths" in his cocoon, but they penetrated even there. Finally, Warlock gave in to these "truths," which resulted in him going insane.
Chaos and Order then sent him to Homeworld 5000 years before his time. Warlock, calling himself the Magus, emerged from the cocoon with greatly enhanced powers, purple skin, and an afro.