Personal Info:
Real Name: Magus
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Technarch
First Appearance: New Mutants Vol.1 18
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Universe Wide
Grudges: Warlock and the New Mutants
Creators: Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz
Shape Changing: As a member of the Technarch race, Magus is a metamorph, able to alter his shape into any form he desires. His height can vary from 6 feet to 45 million nautical miles (when he was not near planetary gravitational fields.) He can extend any portion of his body, including optical sensors, modify any part of his body to form plugs, supports, and vehicles, including spaceships. He can alter his entire body to form anything that is organic or mechanical. If portions of his body are destroyed, he can re-grow that part.
Holographic Projection: Magus can project convincing holographic images of any object in his memory banks.
Cloaking: Magus has a cloak against all forms of electronic tracking, psionics, or physical tracking powers or talents.
Conversion and Draining: Magus can heal himself by touching his victims, which alters their DNA structure with the "techno-organic" virus, converting it into an organism like himself. He may then drain the energy of these converted organisms for sustenance.
The Magus is apparently the ruler of the planet Technarch in an unspecified location in outer space. This planet's dominant species, the Technarchy, is a sentient form of "techno-organic" life, which resembles machinery in various ways. Parents of this race give birth to great numbers of offspring, although the process of birth is apparently very different for them than it is for Earth's life forms. Each child of the Magus must face him in combat to the death before the child has achieved adulthood. One of the Magus' sons, who became known as the second Warlock, fled his native world to avoid the combat, which is connected with the process of succession, but he was pursued through space by the Magus himself.