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    Default Top 20 Women POC Magic Users in the Marvel Universe

    I'm putting together a sketchbook featuring mystically adept women of color. Women POCs who use mystical talismans or totems, but who are not really spellcasters or anything like that are eligible, too. Honestly, I don't know that there are actually 10, let alone 20 in the entire Marvel Universe. But let's give it a try. Feel free to post images, backstories, etc. If the character happens to be your favorite, or if you'd like to see the character that you name more often, please share your thoughts.

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    Talisman from Alpha Flight

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    Depends of the definition of POC and magic users/ magic items.

    For instance, does the Scarlet Witch count as POC? What about DOOM's mom? Amanda Sefton and her mother Margali Szardos?
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Marga...os_(Earth-616)

    Do the Immortal Weapons count as magic users? If that's the case, I remember Bride of Nine Spiders and Tiger's Beautiful Daughter.
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Immor...ns_(Earth-616)

    What about goddess or character whose powers are given by gods or mythical creatures? There must be some in Agents of Atlas, like White Fox and Io.
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Io_(Earth-616)
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Ami_Han_(Earth-616)

    White Tiger: Angela Del Toro and Ava Ayala
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/White_Tiger

    Shuri

    Nico Minoru and her mom

    Kushala the Demon Rider is a Sorcerer Supreme from the past who is now living in the present.
    She appeared in Dr Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme, alongside Nina the Conjuror, a Brazilian Sorcere Supreme from the 50s
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Docto...upreme_Vol_1_1

    Dani Moonstar has been a Valkyrie for some time.
    Sapna, a young mutant who absorbed magical knowledge from Limbo
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Sapna_(Earth-616)

    Calypso, a Spider-Man foe who is a voodoo prietess
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Calyp...li_(Earth-616)

    Faiza Hussain AKA Excalibur, using the famous sword
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Faiza...in_(Earth-616)

    Zoe Laveau from the very recent Strange Academy
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Strange_Academy_Vol_1_1
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    Nekra has also picked up some voodoo from the Black Talon, IIRC, although being an albino-African-American, she's not exactly what one expects of a 'woman of color.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugiwara View Post
    Depends of the definition of POC and magic users/ magic items.

    For instance, does the Scarlet Witch count as POC? What about DOOM's mom? Amanda Sefton and her mother Margali Szardos?
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Marga...os_(Earth-616)

    Do the Immortal Weapons count as magic users? If that's the case, I remember Bride of Nine Spiders and Tiger's Beautiful Daughter.
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Immor...ns_(Earth-616)

    What about goddess or character whose powers are given by gods or mythical creatures? There must be some in Agents of Atlas, like White Fox and Io.
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Io_(Earth-616)
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Ami_Han_(Earth-616)

    White Tiger: Angela Del Toro and Ava Ayala
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/White_Tiger

    Shuri

    Nico Minoru and her mom

    Kushala the Demon Rider is a Sorcerer Supreme from the past who is now living in the present.
    She appeared in Dr Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme, alongside Nina the Conjuror, a Brazilian Sorcere Supreme from the 50s
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Docto...upreme_Vol_1_1

    Dani Moonstar has been a Valkyrie for some time.
    Sapna, a young mutant who absorbed magical knowledge from Limbo
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Sapna_(Earth-616)

    Calypso, a Spider-Man foe who is a voodoo prietess
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Calyp...li_(Earth-616)

    Faiza Hussain AKA Excalibur, using the famous sword
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Faiza...in_(Earth-616)

    Zoe Laveau from the very recent Strange Academy
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Strange_Academy_Vol_1_1
    I've drawn Scarlet Witch and Amanda Sefton enough over the years, so it's just a matter of pulling one of their old sketches.

    As for Doom's mother, isn't she technically dead? It's just her soul that is trapped in one of the many iterations of Hell, right? Or is she free and alive? I don't follow Doom that closely, so do let me know.

    As for how I define magic affinity, I'm definitely casting a wide net here. If Faiza Hussain is the present wielder of Excalibur, then yes I'd include her. However, the White Tigers are a little trickier, as I understand that the runes are all now depowered. I'll probably include them anyway, since people gain and lose powers all of the time. Same applies to mystic runes.

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    If the character has to be alive and powered, Dani doesn't apply.
    Sapna may still be dead, although she's a mutant, so who knows?
    Not sure about Nina. She may still be alive, in her 90s or in her 100s.

    There is Snowguard from the Champions, who is like a Kid Snowbird
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Amka_Aliyak_(Earth-616)
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    Spiral

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    While certain powerful mystical ladies, not exactly women of color, Phoenixx9.

    Other non-women-of-color would include Satanna (sister of Daimon Hellstrom), Topaz (former apprentice of Dr. Strange) and Jennifer Kale (sorceress associated with the Nexus of All Realities / Man-Thing).

    It is interesting / annoying that the really buff mystical ladies, like Enchantress, Karnilla, Morgan LeFay, Agatha Harkness, Clea, Umar, etc. tend to be white. Margali Szardos (and her daughter Jimaine) are two of the closest to women-of-color in that sisterhood.

    Ooh, edited to add: Vertigo, leader of the Salem's Seven coven (and granddaughter of Agatha Harkness), is biracial (visibly African-American, but her dad is white, Nicholas Scratch), is both a halfway decent witch, and also bound to a demon which grants her vertigo-inducing powers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    While certain powerful mystical ladies, not exactly women of color, Phoenixx9.

    Other non-women-of-color would include Satanna (sister of Daimon Hellstrom), Topaz (former apprentice of Dr. Strange) and Jennifer Kale (sorceress associated with the Nexus of All Realities / Man-Thing).

    It is interesting / annoying that the really buff mystical ladies, like Enchantress, Karnilla, Morgan LeFay, Agatha Harkness, Clea, Umar, etc. tend to be white. Margali Szardos (and her daughter Jimaine) are two of the closest to women-of-color in that sisterhood.

    Ooh, edited to add: Vertigo, leader of the Salem's Seven coven (and granddaughter of Agatha Harkness), is biracial (visibly African-American, but her dad is white, Nicholas Scratch), is both a halfway decent witch, and also bound to a demon which grants her vertigo-inducing powers.
    These are the only mystical ladies I know to help out the OP.

    And while may not be "women of color", they are all alien to Earth, making them a minority on E-616.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    These are the only mystical ladies I know to help out the OP.

    And while may not be "women of color", they are all alien to Earth, making them a minority on E-616.
    Oh, well, that's certainly a point, if we count Asgardian, Faltinian or Fey as diverse. But they're all kinda white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    Oh, well, that's certainly a point, if we count Asgardian, Faltinian or Fey as diverse. But they're all kinda white.
    Indeed, these women are all of a minority segment on E-616, as Asgardian, Faltine, Fey and which I do count, which is why I originally posted before your first commment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudicatorPrime View Post
    I've drawn Scarlet Witch and Amanda Sefton enough over the years, so it's just a matter of pulling one of their old sketches.

    As for Doom's mother, isn't she technically dead? It's just her soul that is trapped in one of the many iterations of Hell, right? Or is she free and alive? I don't follow Doom that closely, so do let me know.

    As for how I define magic affinity, I'm definitely casting a wide net here. If Faiza Hussain is the present wielder of Excalibur, then yes I'd include her. However, the White Tigers are a little trickier, as I understand that the runes are all now depowered. I'll probably include them anyway, since people gain and lose powers all of the time. Same applies to mystic runes.
    Cynthia von Doom is dead, passed on, joined the choir invisible, etc. Her "resurrection" in Infamous Iron Man was a construct of Mephisto. She was killed by a Latverian soldier when Doom was a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Cynthia von Doom is dead, passed on, joined the choir invisible, etc. Her "resurrection" in Infamous Iron Man was a construct of Mephisto. She was killed by a Latverian soldier when Doom was a child.
    Someday Doom is gonna amass a ridiculous amount of arcane power, and storm hell to get her back, and end up stuck and 'have to' start a civil war in hell to take over the place. Doom vs. Mephisto. Nobody really wins a fight like this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    Someday Doom is gonna amass a ridiculous amount of arcane power, and storm hell to get her back, and end up stuck and 'have to' start a civil war in hell to take over the place. Doom vs. Mephisto. Nobody really wins a fight like this...
    I suppose that is possible but I think it's a mistake for writers to revisit that too much. IMO the Roger Stern story in Triumph and Torment wrote finis to that chapter. Better for Doom to accept that his mother has rejoined her beloved husband in the Afterlife.

    As for Mephisto, even he fears Mistress Death and she has a keen interest in Doom right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Cynthia von Doom is dead, passed on, joined the choir invisible, etc. Her "resurrection" in Infamous Iron Man was a construct of Mephisto. She was killed by a Latverian soldier when Doom was a child.
    Many thanks to our scholar of scholars on all things Doom.

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