Life for young Illyana Rasuptina of Earth-295 would be one of tragedy. When Apocalypse took over America he would attack the rest of the world as part of his quest to destroy all those he saw as weak, especially humans. Her parents were slaughtered, and Illyana was taken to the slave pens. There she briefly found friendship from another slave Clarice Ferguson[1]. Her brothers Colossus and Mikhail would join both sides of the human/mutant war. Colossus would join Magneto's X-Men and Mikhail would become one of Apocalypse's Horsemen. Everyone would believe that Illyana had died.

Illyana would survive, and spend her days working at the Seattle Core, a facility that powered Apocalypse's empire that was run by Sugar Man. When the X-Men would learn from the time displaced Bishop about a better reality that was erased from existence thanks to the time manipulations of Legion killing Charles Xavier, Magneto would send his X-Men on various tasks to accomplish the goal of restoring their timeline[2].

Learning that Illyana was alive and that she was destined to gain mutant powers that allowed her to teleport through time and space, Magneto would inform Colossus and his wife Shadowcat of Illyana's continued existence. Colossus would take his young students Generation Next to the Seattle Core to rescue her[3]. As the delicate infiltration mission would carry on, Colossus would become more and more obsessed with rescuing his sister. His student Mondo would locate Illyana and try to smuggle her out of the complex in his body[4]. However, the Sugar Man would learn of the attempt and unleash the security on Generation Next. Colossus would break into the facility and save his sister, and leave his students to die[5].

Colossus would bring Illyana back to the X-Men's headquarters to find that Magneto and the M'Kraan Crystal (another component needed to restore reality) were in the possession of Apocalypse. Rogue would organize the X-Men for a final strike on Apocalypse's citadel[6]. Colossus would bring his sister with him although he would become increasingly more protective of his sister.

During the final battle, Magneto would convince Illyana to accompany Bishop and Destiny into the heart of the M'Kraan Crystal to help restore reality. Inside the crystal, Illyana would find that she would have full access to her mutant powers and would use them to send Bishop back in time to the day when Legion slew Xavier. Illyana would exit the crystal and find that her brother was mortally wounded by Gambit after going on a rampage to get Illyana back that saw the death of Iceman and Shadowcat. His dying words to his sister would be to be someone braver than he was. Ultimately, Bishop would succeed in his mission, however it would only diverge his native Earth-616 with Earth-295. Magneto however would kill Apocalypse[7].

Illyana was last seen just after the nuclear weapons that were about to destroy North America were stopped by Jean Grey[8]. Her current fate remains unrevealed.


Stepping Discs: ability to mentally control "stepping discs", which allowed her to teleport from one location to another.

Strength level

Normal human female with moderate regular exercise.

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