SALEM-X

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These issues are a work of fiction based partly on characters owned by Marvel Entertainment Ltd. These stories are not to be used for commercial gain, and are purely for entertainment purposes only.

Ten brave souls are drawn together by a woman named Mistress X. These brave warriors, guided by Mistress X, fight all natural and supernatural evil in hopes of keeping the world a safer place. They are mystical warriors, they are Earth's mutant defenders, they are…Salem-X

Team Roster:

Mistress X the White Witch aka Wanda (Maximoff) Harkness: Former Avenger and mutant has taken over Agatha Harkness' role as Mistress X and leader of Salem-X, The Salem School of Witchcraft & the White Coven.

Powers: Witchcraft.

Magnus aka Wade Harkus: Born to the Scarlet Witch and the villain Electro during a Magic War that Dr. Strange and Agatha Harkness had tried to erase, was sent to another reality by Agatha. After being raised in another dimension fighting demons, Wade suddenly finds himself back on Earth all grown up with his real parents and his past and memories no longer hidden. Now field-leader of Salem-X, Wade tries to not only discover himself but his lost family as well.

Powers: Electricity & magic combination.

Crimson Bolt aka Maxwell Dillon: Former villain Electro has joined Salem-X as a second chance at a better life and to get to know his son.

Powers: Electricity manipulation.

Shadowoman aka Jillian Woods: After being manipulated by Dr. Druid, Jillian finally reinvented herself and joined Dr. Strange as one of his Secret Defenders. With her team suddenly disbanded, Jillian found herself assisting Salem-X and has now accepted full team membership.

Powers: Darkforce manipulation.

Darklight aka Ty Bowen: Mutant son of Cloak and Dagger from another reality. Having come here with the Exiles, he met VivaMuerte and had decided to stay behind and join Salem-X in hopes of connecting with the parents he never knew.

Power: Can heal with his right hand and generate darkness with his left hand.

Longshot: A genetically engineered mutant slave from the Mojoverse who had rebelled and ended up on Earth-116X. As an off and on again member of the X-Men, Longshot found himself lost in space and searching for his true love and way home. Having found both, he wound up back on Earth, lost and without his true love who wanted space. Following his new best friend, Wade, Longshot has joined Salem-X with hope and a little luck, can find his place again.

Powers: Probability manipulation aka "Luck Powers", hollow bones allowing enhanced speed, agility, agility and reflexes. Also has limited telepathy that allows him to read recent memories or psychic impressions on a person or object.

Scarlet Arrow aka Jason Strongbow: Within his Tribe, as American Eagle, Jason was their tired and so-called champion. One day an evil force descended upon the tribe, all was lost until Mistress X appeared and saved Jason and his tribe. Wanting to regain his honor and live up to his life debt to Mistress X he accepted her offer to join Salem-X & took a new name.

Powers: Enhanced abilities & senses and welds a mystical bow & arrows.

SilverFlame aka Illyana Rasputin: In another reality, Illyana was born a triplet (Peter and Mikhail). When stumbling upon a Gem an upset Demon Master attacked them sending a magical blast at the three. At that instant the blast hit them, Mikhail's mutant powers manifest and collided with the blast causing a weird explosion. When the dust cleared Illyana woke to discover the gem and demon gone and her brothers dead. Mikhail's powers had some how manipulated the energy and matter and while the two brothers died it caused their mutant genes to fuse with Illyana instead of killing her. Finding herself on Earth 116X she decides to join Salem-X.

Powers: cause herself to shift into two different forms. Shift to demon form welding hellfire, teleporting and wielding a Flame/Soul Sword in steel form: powers of colossus. Can only shift to one form at a time and can not stay in the form for too long.

Blink aka Clarice Ferguson: Mutant from the AoA reality who had joined a band of reality hopping heroes called the Exiles. Having found herself trapped and stranded on Earth-116X, Clarice has joined Salem-X until one day she finds a way home or the Exiles find her.

Powers: Ability to teleport herself, others or objects with her generated crystal-like throwing javelins.

Magnetizer aka Charles Lehnsherr: Mutant son of Magneto & Rouge from the AoA reality. Wanting to find his own path in life, Charles was allowed by his parents to join the Exiles under the watchful eye of his "Aunt" Blink. Unfortunately, Charles has found himself stranded on Earth-116X and joining Salem-X until he and his aunt are found.

Powers: Limited magnetic manipulation from his father & from his mother, with a touch of his hand, instead of absorbing powers, he forces his powers into the other person with magnetic & deadly effects.

Thunderclap aka John Proudstar: Mutant Horseman of Apocalypse from another reality. As a member of the group of reality hopping heroes known as the Exiles, John found a new lease on life as well as a purpose in the one he loves, Nocturne. Moments after purposing to his one true love, he has now found himself stranded on Earth-116X away from the one he loves. John joins Salem-X in hopes of one day finding his way home and back to his true love.

Powers: Generates powerful shockwaves from his hands known as his thunderclap.

Salem School of Witchcraft – Staff:

Shaman aka Mike Twoyoungmen: After leaving Alpha Flight he finds himself transformed into his twenties and his powers have changed. Soon after he is drawn to Mistress X's team and joins Salem-X. After serving as field leader for many years, Mike has now changed roles to Headmaster for the Salem School of Witchcraft where he can help teach and guide the mystical children of the future.

Powers: Transfigure himself and others through mystical abilities.

Python aka Lucy France: Having lost her son, Emp she found him again only to lose him again. Now she takes his place on Salem-X to fill his shoes as a hero. After recent events Lucy finds she is more at peace with herself and the loss of her son by helping and teaching the next generation of students and joins the staff fulltime.

Power: She can become a giant python and control reptiles. Recently gained the power to pull and control a race of reptiles from another dimension called the Crocians.

VivaMuerte aka Tandy Bowen: Donning a new attitude, look and name Tandy was reborn into VivaMuerte. After her dear friend Cloak is injured she joins Salem-X to help them and to watch over Cloak. After his death, she now moves over to the staff to help heal others and hopefully in the process heal herself.

Powers: Generate light daggers, healing capabilities etc.

Bryce: Not much is known of this former servant of Agatha Harkness' brother, Damon Harkness. Whether his intentions are to only help Salem-X or spy on them for his former master, Mistress X and Damon Harkness have both agreed to allow him to remain as Harkness Manor's caregiver and butler.

Power: Immune to magic.

Portal aka Laura Dean: Having escaped Department H, she joined Salem-X as a new start. Having been mystically advanced in age and losing her sister, she has chosen to remain with Salem-X. After her time helping and training she has now graduated and moved to fulltime staff to help train the new students.

Powers: Creates dimensional portals. She shares a power bond with Salem.

Salem aka Sam Le: Once cursed to spend his life as a cat, he was found and returned to normal and has joined Salem-X. Due to events, Sam has acquired the powers of his former friends that had died. After his time helping and training he has now graduated and moved to fulltime staff to help train the new students.

Powers: Sense things and can link minds. Transform into a goblin-like creature now but still has the cat's curse of never dying. He shares a power bond with Portal.

Tyllas aka Tyllas Strongbow: Part of a race from another dimension called the Ferron. Considered a mutant of her kind she met and fell in love with Jason Strongbow and followed him back to his Earth. Wanting to stay close to Jason, she stayed with and assisted Salem-X until they both left the team. Now married to her one-love, they have returned to Salem-X fulltime, Jason as part of the team while she agrees to join the staff to help with the students.

Powers: Wings that allow her to fly and has the ability to communicate with plants and control them.

Klara Holdsworth: An old witch who was not only friends of Agatha Harkness but a part of a bloodline connected to Agatha's Coven of Witches. After a great battle to save, protect and reform the next generation of the Coven's Bloodline, Klara was almost killed and left crippled to never walk again. Klara now joins the staff to help teach the students and assist Wanda anyway she can with the new White Coven.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in animal and nature based magic.

NON-STAFF: Others staying at the mansion but really active in anything

Wiccan aka Billy Kaplan: Having discovered his powers after fending off a bully, he turns to Wanda Maximoff, an Avenger who had encouraged him once, for training with his powers and to become a hero. Having discovered that he has a twin brother and is the long thought dead son of the Scarlet Witch & Vision, Billy remains at the mansion to continue to build on his relationship his new family as well as spending most of his time as a member of the Young Avengers.

Power: Great feats of magic if he concentrates really hard. He can do energy blasts, shields, teleportation and other minor feats with ease.

Reaper aka Erik Williams: In a world of demons, after his father, Simon Williams and his mother a witch were killed, he was trained in his powers by his adopted grandmother, Lady Lehnsherr. Upon meeting Mistress X and Salem-X, his grandmother made him promise to go back with Wanda moments before she died. Wanting to honor her wishes and his desire to see new worlds, Erik followed Mistress X and Salem-X back to their home to make it his as well. As a favor to Wanda and a chance to do his own thing, Erik has become a member of the Young Avengers with Wiccan.

Powers: Mystical Energy grants him strength and durability along with generating a scythe made of ionic energy where his right hand used to be. Having a witch for a mother may result in mystical abilities.

Shadow aka Anna Johnson: After her brother Tyrone, ran away from home she felt a great loss and resentment. Then her and her other brother, Otis developed powers and their parents dying it really impacted her and her brother. While Otis became a villain which led to his death, Anna chose to focus her anger becoming a vigilante on the streets to fight crime. After recent events she had finally found her brother Cloak after all these years to only to watch him die. Not knowing where to go and no family left, she has decided to stay at the School of Witchcraft where she might find a family again and get to know her brother through the woman he loved and their child.

Powers: Can make herself into living shadow as well as control and manipulate shadows.

White Coven – New Coven of Light formed by bloodlines and led by Wanda Harkness the White Witch

Elementa aka Sorana Zafar: One of the last surviving members of her bloodline of the old Coven, Klara sent her in disguise to infiltrate Salem-X to watch out and protect Wanda. After the White Coven has been reformed, she has been asked to stay at the School to help co-lead and watch over the members of the White Coven.

Power: Witchcraft, specializing in elemental based magic.

Time Witch aka Ling (Le) Kong: Once thought dead, she was discovered to be alive. Having fought along side her uncle and Salem-X, she decides to join him and Mistress X in the fight against evil. After the events of reforming the White Coven, she has taken her ancestor's bloodline last name and has joined the Coven fulltime leaving the team but staying at the School.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in time based magic.

Magik aka Amanda (Sefton) Szardos: After years of working along side the X-Teams as well as using her magic to run Limbo and a short time working on Dr. Strange's Secret Defenders, Amanda discovered that she and her mother were part of a bloodline of witches bound by a Coven of Light led by the Harkness Bloodline. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has taken her ancestor's bloodline last name. Due to her other outside obligations, Amanda has decided not to stay at the School and to help out when needed.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in gypsy and alternative magic.

Topaz aka Shanti Suresh: Topaz never knew anything about who she was or where she came from. As a child she was found and adopted by a sorcerer named Taboo. After years of traveling and living in the supernatural community she finally agreed to move in, train and become one of Dr. Strange's Mystic Avatars. Topaz recently discovered who she was and was part of a bloodline of witches bound by a Coven of Light led by the Harkness Bloodline. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has taken her ancestor's bloodline name. Due to her obligations as a Mystic Avatar, Topaz has decided not to stay at the School and to help out when needed.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in mental and physical based magic.

Madam Webb aka Cassandra Aracna: Being blind and paralyzed never stopped Cassandra from being a hero or ally to many super heroes, including Spider-Man. Cassandra had always kept her past a secret from all and left a shroud of mystery about her until recently when it was revealed that she was friends with Agatha Harkness and Klara Holdsworth and was part of a bloodline of witches bound by a Coven of Light led by the Harkness Bloodline. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has taken her ancestor's bloodline last name. Due to her outside obligations, Cassandra has decided not to stay at the School and to help out when needed.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in Psi based magic, including clairvoyance.

Shield aka Liza Beth Harington: Liza had always thought she was just an ordinary high school student till she discovered she had powers. She soon discovered that she was a type of witch called a Spellbinder and was taken in as a student with other Spellbinders to study at the Salem School of Witchcraft. Recently, with the loss of an original bloodline, Wanda needed her to agree to replace that spot with her own bloodline. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has gone from Spellbinder to Coven Bloodline Witch. Even though she still studies at the school, her main focus now is with the White Coven.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in blessings and shield based magic.

Natura aka Clara Holdsworth: Having lost her mother, Clara had spent her life training under and helping her grandmother, Klara watch and protect the remaining bloodlines. After the recent reformation of the White Coven, upon her grandmother's request, Clara agreed to take her grandmother's spot as next in line of their bloodline in the Coven of Light. Still learning from her grandmother and staying at the School, her main focus now is with the White Coven.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in animal and nature based magic.

Talisman aka Elizabeth Twoyoungmen: After spending most of her life as a member or ally of Alpha Flight and other Flight Programs, Elizabeth has in different ways become lost and estranged from her father. She has recently started to mend the relationship with her father by assisting Salem-X when needed but has chosen to study under Dr. Strange as one of his Mystic Avatars. Recently, with the loss of an original bloodline, Wanda needed her to agree to replace that spot with her own bloodline. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has become the Coven's newest Bloodline Witch. Due to her obligations as a Mystic Avatar, Talisman has decided not to stay at the School and to help out when needed.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in shaman and spiritual based magic.

Mermana aka Folma: An Atlantian warrior positioned to be the protector & bodyguard for Bandra who was the last in her bloodline for the Coven of Light. During an attack targeting the bloodlines, Folma's blood sister was killed and not sure where to go, was taken in by Klara to continue to help protect the bloodlines. Recently, with the loss of an original bloodline, Wanda needed her to agree to replace that spot with her own bloodline since she was a blood sister to Bandra. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she has become the Coven's newest Bloodline Witch. Folma remains at the School to fight with and protect the White Coven in hopes of doing her blood sister proud.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in natural and oceanic based magic.

Darkhold aka Victoria Hastings: The daughter of Vittorio Montesi and designated as the guardians of the Darkhold she quickly took up her role when she joined Louise Hastings and Sam Buchanan as the Darkhold Redeemers and joined the fight with Dr. Strange as members of his Midnight Sons. After the devastating battle and nearly giving birth to Chthon, she went into seclusion. It wasn't long before she became one of the Nine and Strange's Midnight Sons again battling the Demon Storm. It was revealed that Louise Hastings was part of a bloodline connected to Agatha's Coven of Witches and had also been killed. With the loss of an original bloodline, Wanda needed her to agree to replace that spot by converting her bloodline to Louise's. With Louise like a mother to her and Jinx not a consideration at the time, she agreed to the reformation of the White Coven and become the Coven's newest Bloodline Witch. Due to her obligations elsewhere, Victoria has decided not to stay at the School and to help out when needed.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in dark and supernatural magic.

Stormbringer aka Latoya Worrik: Latoya was raised by her mom and had lived a normal life. Her mother never talked about her father or her past and Latoya had always respected that. Her main focus was to study hard which led her to become a very successful business woman. Even after her mother's death, she was content in being alone and living a normal life, until she up and vanished landing in the middle of a bunch of witches. Not only had she learned that she and her mother were from a bloodline connected to Agatha's Coven of Witches but her powers had been bound to hide her, until the group of witches unbound them. After the reformation of the White Coven and agreeing to become a part of it, she took the bloodline name as her nick name and making her current last name the bloodline name. Still wanting a normal life, Latoya said she would help when needed but refused to stay at the School.

Powers: Witchcraft, specializing in weather based magic.

Shifter aka Analee Bergwood: Originally connected to the Coven of Light many centuries ago, Analee broke form the Coven and went down a dark path that led to giving birth to Lord Sirus and becoming the creature known as Gora and joining her son's Demon Squad. Needing her bloodline and Analee wanting redemption and a second chance, Wanda offered to change her back to human if she joined the new White Coven. Analee agreed as she was returned to her former self and decided to remain at the School to prove herself once again.

Power: Witchcraft, specializing in shape shifting.