Illyana grew up on her family's farm in Russia, basically being raised by her older brother, Piotr. She was heartbroken when he ran away from home after his parents discovered he was gay. When she reached puberty, her own mutant powers began to manifest when she accidentally started opening portals to Limbo and attracting demons to the farm.
Eventually, while the farm was being besieged by demons, their savior came in the form of Apocalypse, and his Horsemen of Death, Pestilence, and Famine. After they helped save the farm, Illyana's parents were horrified, and banished her as well. Feeling desperate and lost, she accepts a position as Apocalypse's fourth and final Horseman: War.
They would then go on to battle X-Force, where Illyana was reunited with her brother, who was now the hero Colossus. She tried to convince him that what Apocalypse was doing was for the best of mutantkind, but he would not listen, and instead tried to convince her to abandon her crusade.
After the Archangel was able to break free from Apocalypse's control, he rescued the other Horsemen from a Sentinel attack. Illyana's mind was then freed from the clutches of War by Professor Xavier, who offered her a home at the Xavier Institute. While she was initially hesitant, she was relieved to be reunited with her brother. While she was reluctant to become friends with anybody at the Institute, it wasn't long until she formed a deep connection with Kitty Pryde.
Powers and Abilities
- Inter-Dimensional Travel
- Hellfire Control
Equipment: None known.
- Capable of Teleportation
- Krakoan Flower Portals
- No special notes.
- Illyana claimed the Soulsword while serving as the Horseman of War when Apocalypse accompanied her to Limbo in order to claim dominion over the realm.
- She and Piotr were already very close, but since being reunited they have bonded over both of them being gay mutants, laughing about how disappointed their parents must be.
- Appearances of Illyana Rasputin (Earth-101)
- Character Gallery: Illyana Rasputin (Earth-101)
- Quotations by Illyana Rasputin (Earth-101)
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