- —Warlock, to Illyana.
Appearing in "With a Little Bit of Luck!"
- New Mutants
- Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
- Mirage (Dani Moonstar) (Possessed by Karma)
- Cannonball (Sam Guthrie) (Possessed by Karma)
- Sunspot (Bobby Da Costa) (Possessed by Karma)
- Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) (Possessed by Karma)
- Magma (Amara Aquilla) (Possessed by Karma)
- Cypher (Doug Ramsey) (Possessed by Karma)
- Karma (Shan Coy Manh) (Possessed by Shadow King) (Rejoins team)
- Various demons of Limbo
- Other guests and employees at Pharaoh's
- Belasco (Referenced)
- Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Recap)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Mentioned) (Topical reference)
- Amahl Farouk (Recap) (Possessed by the Shadow King)
- Unnamed Egyptians (Main story and recap)
- X-Men (Mentioned)
- Alternate Universe New Mutants (Mentioned)
- God (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- Devil (Invoked)
- Madripoor Fire Department (First appearance)
- Karma's parents (Mentioned)
- Tran Coy Manh (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Mutants (Main story and recap)
- Abstract Entities (Main story and recap)
- Humans (Main story and recap)
- Gods (Mentioned)
- Pigs (Mentioned)
- Birds (Illusion)
- Rabbits (Illusion)
- Squirrels (Illusion)
- Frogs (Illusion)
- Snakes (Mentioned)
- Earth (Main story and recap)
- Astral Plane (Main story and behind the scenes in recap)
- Heaven (Invoked)
- Vietnam War (Illusion)
Synopsis for "With a Little Bit of Luck!"
In Limbo, Warlock attacks Magik, believing her to be a traitor. She has a hard time convincing him otherwise but finally manages it, telling him she has a plan to save the others. Via a scrying pool, they observe the ongoings in Karma’s nightclub and hear Karma make some strange comments about her past and her relationship with Xavier. Illyana teleports herself and Warlock twenty years into the past, where they witness a psychic battle between Charles Xavier and an evil telepath named Amahl Farouk, who seemingly perishes in their battle. Illyana realizes that Farouk's astral form has survived and taken over Karma. They hatch a plan where Warlock, taking Illyana’s shape, diverts Farouk/Karma, while the real Magik teleports the others to Limbo – thus freeing them of Karma’s influence – before returning them. United, the mutants attack Karma, but soon it becomes clear that Farouk has left Karma and is lurking in one of them. With a trick, they find out he resides in Cypher’s body and Karma challenges him to a psychic duel. After she overcomes her doubts, she wins and Farouk flees to the astral plane leaving the mutants victorious and Storm offers them to take them on a vacation.
- The cruel master Magik refers to was the dark wizard, Belasco.
- Xavier’s confrontation with Farouk originally took place in X-Men #117.
- The New Mutants’ adventures are continued in New Mutants Special Edition #1 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #9.