Magma (Marvel)(02 - Amara Aquilla)
Real Name: Amara Juliana Olivia Aquilla
Search for 'Magma (Marvel)(02 - Amara Aquilla)' on Amazon
Magma is a mutant who can assume a firey form and psionically control earth, flame, and magma.
She can move the tectonic plates within the Earth's crust within limited areas, most likely no more than a radius of a few city blocks. Within this area she can create small but powerful earthquakes by psionically affecting the Earth's crust. She can also create flames and project blasts of heat that do not contain any molten rock. However, she apparently prefers to fire magma blasts rather than simple heat blasts, perhaps because the magma blasts have a solid impact that can knock down a target. The highest level of heat that Magma can generate is not yet known, but it is believed that she can reach at least 850 °Fahrenheit. It was also alluded to that she can psionically control fire, in X-Men: The 198.
She can also psionically cause magma, or molten rock, from far beneath Earth's surface to rise to and break through the surface, forming miniature volcanoes. She can also geokinetically project fiery blasts of magma at targets. Apparently she does so by turning nearby rock molten, or bringing up magma from below the surface of the earth, and then geokinetically hurling it at her target.
When using her powers Magma's body shines with intense light and gives off tremendous heat. Her hair seems ablaze with fiery light. Neither her own heat nor heat from any other known source can burn or otherwise harm Magma. Because she can survive in the gases of an active volcano, her firey form clearly does not need to breathe.
Although Magma has triggered small earth tremors without taking on her glowing form, she has never been seen to use her power to fire lava blasts while in her ordinary human appearance. Magma is not blinded by the light she gives off in this form.
Magma's power to create small earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is linked to her emotions. She could unintentionally create minor earthquakes and small-scale volcanic activity by losing control of her temper and becoming unusually angry.
Aquilla is a skilled swords-woman due to her training in Nova Roma. She has extensive knowledge of ancient Roman culture and is fluent in Latin.
Magma hails from the fictional country of Nova Roma (New Rome), a colony of the Roman Republic reportedly founded shortly after the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The colony is hidden in modern Brazil and was ruled until recently by the immortal witch Selene. She is the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla. He was presumably a member of the historical gens Antonia which claimed descent from Anton, son of Hercules.
After the New Mutants visit Nova Roma, Magma joins them for a time. In New Mutants #53 (July, 1987), Magma recognizes her grandmother, "many times removed" in a statue depicting the ancient lunar deity Selene. The witch Selene approaches her to claim having been both the model for the statue and the ancestor in question.
During her time with the team she was fooled into joing a gladitorial competition run by the insane Shadow King. She partners with Sunspot. Eventually, the efforts of her other friends free her and Sunspot from the cult-like control of the games.
Magma becomes involved in a revenge scheme against the X-Men by the Asgardian God Loki and the Enchantress. Mistaking the New Mutants for the X-Men, the entire team is kidnapped during their Greek vacation and taken to Asgard. The teleportation spell created by her teammate Magik goes awry when blocked by the Enchantress' own power. Thrown through time and space, Magma ends up in the elven realm. They trick her into eating and drinking, thus making her one of their own, body and mind. She participates in a raid on the Asgardian dwarves, where she is defeated by Cannonball. The dwarves, grateful to Cannonball, restore Magma's mind, but they cannot restore her body. Fortunately this becomes moot when Loki's plan is foiled and the team is sent back home, with all magical alterations reversed.
Magma and the New Mutants clash with the Emma Frost and her superpowered teens, the Hellions on multiple occasions. Despite the cruelties displayed by the Hellion Empath, Magma develops an attraction towards him. She recognizes this and is distressed by her feelings.
It was later apparently revealed that Nova Roma was not Roman, but was created by Selene using mind control on British citizens to recreate Rome, and that Magma's real name was Allison Crestmere. While still under the influence of the "Allison" persona, she briefly resurfaced as a member of the New Hellions.
Later, she was one of the mutants who appeared, crucified, on the X-Men's lawn. While she was saved by a transfusion of Archangel's blood, when she went to sleep, she lapsed into a deep coma. She was revived by Elixir and another student, against the wishes of Professor X, who believed that forcibly reviving her would prove exceptionally traumatic to her mind. She accidentally destroyed the infirmary and fled. Further telepathic contact with Magma was rebuffed.
She eventually arrived in Los Angeles, Amara once more, to meet up with Cannonball, who had joined a splinter team of X-Men. She aided this team for a time, and when "Allison" was brought up by Cannonball, revealed that Elixir's healing had removed the "Alison" personality, and she now realised that that had been the deception.
She returned to the school for a while. When her friend Wolfsbane had to leave, Magma took over her advisory role, becoming the leader of the Paragons.
Due to the events of House of M and the Decimation of mutants, Magma lost her boyfriend while the two were exploring the inside of a volcano at the exact moment that the depowering wave of the Scarlet Witch ran across Earth. His death temporarily drove her insane causing her to make the volcano erupt and attack a nearby town. She was later apprehended by Empath and brought to the Xavier Institute where she shares a tent with Skids and Outlaw. She is also being manipulated emotionally by the mutant Johnny Dee who is infatuated with her. Because of previous experience with being emotionally controlled, she incorrectly blames Empath who denies her accusations.
Magma is part of the X-Treme Sanctions Executive.
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #8
Magma (Marvel)(02 - Amara Aquilla) is a favorite character of 5 users
View a chronological listing of this character's appearances
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way! (2010)
Civil War: X-Men (2006)
Dark Avengers (2009)
#8 Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus (2009)
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Part 5'
#1 Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (2009)
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Conclusion'
Fallen Angels (1987)
#1 Fearless Defenders (2013)
- 'I'll Take the High Road and I'll take the Low Road'
#2 Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
- 'The Players and the Pawn!'
Hot Shots: X-Men (1996)
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
#637 Magik (Illyana and Storm Limited Series) (1983)
- 'There Goeth The Neighborhood'#638
- 'The Oldest Lie'
#3 Marvel (1988)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Limited: The X-Men Chris Claremont Collection (1994)
HC Nation X (2010)
- 'Marvel Limited: The X-Men Chris Claremont Collection'
Nation X: X-Factor (2010)
New Mutants (2003)
#3 New Mutants (2009)
- 'Safe Haven'#4
- 'Freaks & Geeks'#7
- 'The Ties That Bind, Part 1: Higher Learning'#11
- 'The Ties That Bind, Part 5: Shy Girls'#13
- 'The More Things Change...'
#1 New Mutants Forever (2010)
- 'Return of Legion, Part 1: We Were Many, Once'#2
- 'Return of Legion, Part 2: Security Blankets'#3
- 'Return of Legion, Part 3: Cognitive Therapy'#4
- 'Return of Legion, Part 4: Invasive Surgery'#5
- 'Necrosha: New Mutants, Chapter 1: Dead Language'#7
- 'Necrosha: New Mutants, Chapter 2: Trojan'#8
- 'Necrosha: Part 3'#9
- 'Hel's Valkyrie'#12
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 3'#13
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 7'#14
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 11'#15#17#18#19#20
- 'Rise of the New Mutants: Part 1'#21
- 'Rise of the New Mutants: Part 2'#25
- 'Unfinished Business Part 1'#26#27
- 'Unfinished Business 3 of 3'#29#30#31
- 'The Corpse Shore'#32
- 'The Halls of Hel'#33#34
- 'and you Miss Her'#35#36
- 'Homing Instinct'#37
- 'Hot Date'#38
- 'Re: Ani-Mator'#39
- 'Share Wear'#41
- 'Night on the Town'#42
- 'Exiled Part 3: Cannibal Time Bomb'#43
- 'Exiled Part 5: Unhappily Ever After'#44
- 'Out of Season'#45
- 'Start the Clock'#46
- 'All Present and Correct'#47
- 'Fight the Future Part One'#48#49#50
- 'House Party!'
#1 New Mutants Special Edition (1985)
- 'Shadows in the Night'#2
- 'Fight-- In the Favela!'#3
- 'To Sacrifice Selene?!'#4
- 'Living--A Nightmare!'#5
- 'Shall We Rise Again?'
#1 New Mutants: Truth or Death (1997)
- 'Home Is Where The Heart Is'
#1 New X-Men (2004)
- 'Truth or Death'#2
- 'Family Matters'#3
- 'Letting Go'
#14 New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook (2005)
- 'Dance Hall Days'#15
- 'School's Out Forever'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Invasion: X-Men (2008)
Secret Wars II (1985)
#7 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Charge of the Dark Brigade!'#8
- 'God in Man, Man in God!'
HC The New Mutants (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
Annual 01 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'The Cosmic Cannonball Caper'Annual 02
- 'Why Do We Do These Things We Do?!'Annual 04#8
- 'The Road to... Rome?'#9
- 'School Daysze'#14
- 'Do You Believe In -- Magik?'#15
- 'Scaredy Cat!'#16
- 'Away Game!'#17
- 'Slumber Party!'#22
- 'The Shadow Within'#29
- 'Meanwhile, Back at the Mansion...'#30
- 'The Singer & Her Song'#31
- 'Saturday Night Fight'#32
- 'To the Ends of the Earth'#33
- 'Against All Odds'#34
- 'With a Little Bit of Luck!'#35
- 'The Times, They Are A'Changin'!'#36
- 'Subway to Salvation!'#37
- 'If I Should Die'#38
- 'Pawns of the White Queen'#40
- 'Avengers Assemble!'#42
- 'New Song for Old'#43
- 'Getting Even'#44
- 'We Were Only Foolin''#46
- 'Bloody Sunday'#47
- 'My Heart for the Highlands'#48
- 'Ashes of the Heart'#50
- 'Father's Day!'#51
- 'Teacher's Choice'#52
- 'Grounded Forever'#53
- 'Seduced & Abandoned'#54
- 'Scavenger Hunt!'#57
- 'Birds of a Feather'#62
- 'To Build a Fire'#81
#31 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Sleeping With the Enemy'#46
#7 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Khoryphos to Magneto'
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC The X-Men and the Micronauts (1984)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#3 Thor (1966)
- 'Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gory!'#4
#362 Titans (1980)
- 'Like a Bat Out of Hel!'
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Annual 08 Uncanny X-Men (2012)
- 'The Adventures of Lockheed the Space Dragon and his Pet Girl Kitty'Annual 09
- 'There's No Place Like Home'Annual 10
- 'Two Girls Out To Have Fun!'#190
- 'An Age Undreamed Of'#191
- 'Raiders of the Lost Temple!'#200
- 'The Trial of Magneto!'#201
- 'Holy War, Part 1 of 2'#425
- 'Sacred Vows, 1 of 2'#444
- 'The End of History, 1 of 4'#523
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 2'#524
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 6'
#1 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Everything is Sinister'#12
Annual 02 What If? AvX (2013)
- 'Wake Me Up I Gotta Be Dreaming / You're Lying, Peter Parker'
What If...? (1989)
#33 Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
- 'What If Phoenix Rose Again?'
#32 X-Force (2008)
- 'Child's Play (First Move): With a Roll of the Dice'#33
- 'Child's Play, Third Move: Rules Were Made To Be Broken'#34
- 'Guns and Poses'#87
- 'Armageddon Now, One of Four - Family Matters'#88
- 'Armageddon Now, Two of Four - Blood & Betrayal'#89
- 'Armageddon Now, Three of Four - Hellions Triumphant'#90
- 'Armageddon Now, Four of Four - Rude Awakening'
#26 X-Men (1991)
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 5'#27
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 9'
#5 X-Men Legacy (2008)
- 'Curse of the Mutants, Part Five'#11
- 'Blood Hunt'
#235 X-Men: Evolution (2002)
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 4'#236
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 8'#244
- 'None So Blind'
X-Men: Second Coming (2010)
#1 X-Men: The 198 (2006)
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 1'
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
X-Men: The Ultra Collection (1994)
X-Treme X-Men (2001)
#34 Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook (1996)
- 'Crossed Swords'#35
- 'Past Lies'#42
- 'Eyes of Fire'#43
- 'Shadow of the Soul'#44
- 'Hunting Bogan!'#46
- 'One For My Lady... One More For the Road'
Young X-Men (2008)
- 'New Mutants'#3
- 'Life Death'#5
- 'Fall Of The Mutants'#6
- 'San Fransisco'
Video Game Appearances:
X-Men: Legends (2005)
New Mutants (Marvel)
Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"I've been reborn -- made one with the molten heart of Mother Earth herself!"
< Previous Character | Next Character >
Add this character to a run of issues in a title
Suggest an image for this character
View the contribution history for this character