Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla
Legal Resident of the U.S.A
Place of Birth
Nova Roma (disputed)
Lucius Antonius Aquilla (father in Nova Roma), unidentified mother (deceased), unidentified ambassador ("father" in England), Hercules (alleged ancestor), Selene Gallio (alleged grandmother)
New Mutants; formerly 198, Xavier's Institute, X-Treme X-Men, New Hellions, Hellions, Gladiators
High school equivalency, numerous college-level course
Able to assume fiery form; can control movement of tectonic plates to cause seismic upheaval or call forth molten rock from the Earth's core; immune to heat and flame.
Due to her Nova Roman heritage, Magma is well versed in Roman culture, including the Latin language, and is a skilled swordswoman. Also is Granted the ability to heal simultaneously when touched by some heat substance.
Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla comes from the 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 place remained as a hidden Amazonian city in modern-day Brazil. The country was ruled for by the immortal mutant sorceress known as Selene. Amara was the daughter of the First Senator, Lucius Antonius Aquilla--he was presumably a descent of Hercules. Growing up in Nova Roma, Amara had curly blonde hair, and wore a traditional white Roman toga. (To learn more about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)
At one point, a faction of the city’s population attempted to transform the republic into an imperial state and a dark cult following the "Black Priestess" Selene. In addition, they were regularly sacrificing young girls in a pit of fire. Senator Aquilla was the leader of the opposition to this faction; however, fearing for his Amara's life, the Senator disguised Amara as a Brazilian Indian and had her leave the colony. While out there, she was discovered by the New Mutants; however, she and them were both captured by soldiers of Nova Roma. After this, Amara was thrown into a lava pool as human sacrifice, but rather than harming Amara, her immersion in the lava awakened her latent mutant powers. Amara re-emerged from the lava pool, alive and unblemished. Together with the New Mutants, Amara defeated Selene and the rising rebellion faction. After the battle, Amara's father urged her to leave Nova Roma, in the company of the New Mutants, to be taught by Charles Xavier and to learn about modern civilization. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters.)
Soon, Amara became a member of the New Mutants herself and went under the code-name of "Magma." In the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Magma was tutored by Professor X, and trained in the use of her powers, in the Danger Room. At first, Magma experienced culture shock; however, she soon got a handle on modern civilization, including computers and electricity. Amara also made quick progress in the use of her powers, being able to melt tunnels into the ground with the walls cooling down in mere seconds. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about the places. Also, the third picture posted is of Magma in her original yellow and blue X-Men outfit.)
As a New Mutant, Magma clashed with Emma Frost and her super-powered teens, the Hellions on multiple occasions. Despite the cruelties displayed by the Hellion Empath, Magma began to develop an attraction towards him. She recognized this and became disturbed by these feelings. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or team. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits on Emma Frost's bio page.)
On one occasion, Amara invades the Hellfire Club's New York Headquarters to battle Selene. It was here that Selene stated that she had killed her mother and was actually Amara's grandmother. Magma refused to believe Selene's claim. Troubled in these new revelations, Magma soon left the New Mutants and joined with the Hellions, stating that she was sent to learn about civilization and she wished to learn from the Hellions now. (To learn about the Hellfire Club, click on the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the scantily-clad women in the Hellfire Club's bio page.)
It was during her time with the Hellions, that Amara was ordered by her father to return home to her arranged marriage. Emma Frost told Magma that she should do so, and ordered Empath to accompany her. On the plane ride there, they experienced bad weather and their plane crashed. This lead to Amara and Empath living in the jungles for a time together, where they grew closer and even kissed. However, eventually, Amara's father found them and returned them to Nova Roma.
Later on, former Hellions Warpath, Firestar, and Cannonball came to South America to tell Amara and Empath about the death of their former teammates by Chronomancer. It was soon after this that Magma discovered that her people and the city of Nova Roma were a complete lie. The city had not been founded by ancient Roman settlers, but instead was populated by the kidnapped and mind-wiped victims of Selene. But, with Selene gone from the area, the spell had started to fade. Empath had tried to prolong the "illusion" because for the first time in his life, he was happy. The people of Nova Roma started to regain their memories and Amara was told that her real name was "Allison Crestmere" and that she was a mutant of British descent. Sometime after this discovery, Magme decided to leave Empath and her friends to search for her family in England. (To learn about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by Firestar on her bio page.)
Magma was not seen again until she appeared as "Allison" in the New Hellions. The leader of the New Hellions, King Bedlam, called Alison a "British exile," so it appeared that she did not rebuild her old life as planned. How she came to join him is unknown. However, when King Bedlam unleashed the Armageddon Man on the United States, Magma did not leave with him, and instead helped the X-Force shut down a nuclear reactor and stop the Armageddon Man. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the teams and/or character.)
Later on, Magma was among a group of mutants captured and crucified on the front lawn of Xavier’s X-Mansion by the Church of Humanity. Fortunately, Magma was among the few victims saved from certain death by quick transfusion of Archangel's new healing-factor-laced blood. But, Magma remained in a coma for a time. (To learn about Archangel, just click on his name above.)
Just a few weeks later, Amara awoke from her coma due to Elixir's healing powers. However, when Magma awoke, she let out a power blast that nearly demolished the entire wing. She then ran away. Soon after though, she joined up with the X-Treme X-Men team in California and reunited with her old friend Cannonball, and ran into Empath as well. Magma no longer thought of herself as "Allison" and was instead completely back to her "Amara" persona. How and why this change occurred is unknown. (To learn about the highlighted character and/or team above, just click on their names. Also, Magma in her X-Treme X-Men outfit is show in the fifth picture posted above. Note: Beware of revealing outfits worn by some on the X-Treme X-Men's bio page.)
Later on, while vacationing in Guadeloupe, Amara found a new boyfriend, Antonio Argent--a mutant with almost the same powers as Magma. Unfortunately, while the two were on a date in the magma of a volcano, the events of "M-Day" occurred (where most of the mutants in the world suddenly became de-powered) He and Antonio combusted in the twinkling of an eye. Magma did not lose her powers, and Antonio's death temporarily drove her insane causing her to make the volcano erupt and attack a nearby town. (Click on the highlighted character and/or event above to learn more about them. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day's bio page.)
Later on, Magma fought alongside the other X-Men when the Skrulls invaded San Francisco. She surrenders along with all the other X-Men as part of a trap to spread the Legacy Virus amongst the Skrulls. (To learn about the race, team, and/or virus above, just click on their highlighted names.)
More recently, after Bastion systematically eliminated all of the X-Men's teleporters, he encased the entire island of Utopia in an impenetrable dome and, at the center, opened a portal to his original timeline (here, Sentinels ruled and mutants and super-humans were outlawed). This lead to an endless wave of Nimrod-Series Sentinels coming to Utopia. Magma was seen battling the Sentinels in the airspace around Utopia. (To learn about the highlighted characters, place, and/or team above, just click on their highlighted names.)
To learn more tiny bit more about Magma, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Magma_%28Amara_Aquilla%29.
In the film X2, "Aquilla, Amara" appears on a list of names found on William Stryker's computer files. (Her name is listed on the very top of the list on the second picture posted above.)