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Encyclopedia > Madame Xanadu
Madame Xanadu

Madame Xanadu Issue #1.
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Doorway to Nightmare #1 (February 1978)
Created by NA
Statistics
Real name Unknown
Status Active
Affiliations Sentinels of Magic
Previous affiliations none
Notable aliases NA
Notable relatives NA
Notable powers Can foresee people's futures, as well as, sense/interpret magical forces

Madame Xanadu is a fictional character, a mystic in the DC Comics universe. ImageMetadata File history File links Madame_xanadu01. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Madame_xanadu01. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... A fictional group of magically powered heroes in the DC Comics Universe The Sentinels of Magic SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1 Art by John McCrea and Andrew Chiu Current Members: Alan Scott(Green Lantern) Phantom Stranger Zatanna Deadman Doctor Fate IV Madame Xanadu Blue Devil Doctor Occult Raven Faust Ragman See... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Mysticism (ancient Greek mysticon = secret) is meditation, prayer, or theology focused on the direct experience of union with divinity, God, or Ultimate Reality, or the belief that such experience is a genuine and important source of knowledge. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ...

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History

Genesis

Madame Xanadu was once the sorceress Nimue who cast a spell on Merlin. Merlin had the last laugh, though, as he succeeded in stripping her magic away from her. She wandered for quite some time before deciding that she wanted to atone for her sins. She did so by helping those troubled with the supernatural. She is descended from gypsies, but has operated her fortune telling parlour out of Greenwich Village for many a year.


Modus Operandi

Xanadu often meets clientele plagued by supernatural problems, and although she can advise them, some force prevents her from directly interfering in solving their troubles. If one of her clients manages to conquer a supernatural force, she can contain that entity in jars within her fortune parlour to prevent it from causing any further trouble.


Interactions

 Xanadu reads your hand
Xanadu reads your hand

An advisor, she has interacted with several members of the DC Comics universe: Image File history File links Madame_Xanadu. ... Image File history File links Madame_Xanadu. ...

She gained her immortality and magical abilities by besting Death in a game of cards.
When the Spectre was destroyed by the Anti-Monitor, Madame Xanadu performed a magic ritual that brought him back to existence. From that day forward she has acted as the Spectre's spiritual advisor. Xanadu has also tried to lead Corrigan astray and tried to use the Spectre force for her own agendas.
The Suicide Squad consulted her about the increasingly difficult to deal with Enchantress. She provided the Squad with a ring and necklace that could harm the Enchantress if she tried to use her powers against the ring-bearers' wishes.
Madame Xanadu also gave Timothy Hunter a reading, helping him along his path as an emerging sorcerer. She also confronted Tim's companion John Constantine, who she believes stole a magic artifact called the Wind's Egg from her.
Madame Xanadu, among others, has no great love for or trust in the Phantom Stranger
It is not revealed why Xanadu bartered her soul to the demon Neron in exchange for three loyal demons to do her commands.
Xanadu is a member of the Sentinels of Magic, a loose group of mages and mystics that were called upon to thwart Asmodel's uprising in Hell.

Death is a fictional character from the DC comic book series, The Sandman (1988 - 1996). ... Generally, a spectre is a (usually terrifying) phantom, apparition, or ghost, or an unreal appearance. ... The Anti-Monitor is the supervillain of the DC Comics mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... Suicide Squad is a name for a variety of organizations created for and owned by DC Comics. ... In the fictional DC Universe, Timothy Hunter (often called Tim Hunter) is a young magic user. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: Hellblazer John Constantine is the protagonist of the comic series Hellblazer. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Neron Real name Neron Publisher DC Comics First appearance Underworld Unleased #1 Created by {{{creators}}} Neron is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... A fictional group of magically powered heroes in the DC Comics Universe The Sentinels of Magic SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1 Art by John McCrea and Andrew Chiu Current Members: Alan Scott(Green Lantern) Phantom Stranger Zatanna Deadman Doctor Fate IV Madame Xanadu Blue Devil Doctor Occult Raven Faust Ragman See...

Day of Vengeance

In the Day of Vengeance #2 The Spectre has disabled Madame Xanadu. She is - as of this moment - blind, though whether this situation is temporary or permanent remains to be seen.


Powers

Madame Xanadu has a supernatural sensitivity to occult activities and mystic phenomena. She uses tarot cards to interpret what she senses, and is also able to tell the future of others. Xanadu can levitate objects, teleport herself, and banish minor demons. Madame Xanadu's parlour is full of magical books and objects, as well as jars containing the essences of malevolent entities. She rarely uses these objects of power, merely acting as a guardian of them. Madame Xanadu is an immortal, never aging and unable to be killed in any manner.


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Madame Xanadu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (531 words)
Madame Xanadu is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe.
It is not revealed why Xanadu bartered her soul to the demon Neron in exchange for three loyal demons to do her commands.
Xanadu is a member of the Sentinels of Magic, a loose group of mages and mystics that were called upon to thwart Asmodel's uprising in Hell.
Classic Marvel Superheroes RPG page (3074 words)
Limitations: Although Madame Xanadu was granted immortality, the cost may have been her soul.
This allows Madame Xanadu to focus her scrying abilities beyond this realm to peer into distant places and into the future.
Xanadu also has the ability of divination which is the discovery of the unknown or future by supernatural means.
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