The colony is hidden in the Amazon Rainforests of modern Brazil and was ruled until recently by the immortal witch Selene. Amara is the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla. He was presumably a member of the historical gens Antonia which claimed descent from Anton, son of Hercules. Growing up in Nova Roma, she has curly blonde hair, she wears a traditional white Roman toga. Caught up in a deadly power struggle between Selene and her father, Amara disguises herself as a Brazilian Indian, and first encounters the New Mutants. Amara discovers her powers when Selene throws her into a lava pool as a human sacrifice during the violent conflict. Amara re-emerges with super-human powers, demanding vengeance, and she battles Selene.
Amara's story as the princes of the Emperor of a hidden Roman-like empire starts unlikely. It al started when the New Mutants accompanied Nina DaCosta , Sunspot's mother, on her latest archaeological expedition. When they decided to return to the boat, Psyche foolishly dived into the water saying she would swim back. As he didn't have much control over his power of flight, they both crashed into the bank on the other side of the river. There, they were accosted by a group of young native Amazonian girls. They were all dark skinned with black hair, wore animal hides roughly cut into bikini-like outfits. The tribe of girls attacked the two New Mutants, but due to their superior training they soon scared them off. However, Cannonball managed to grab onto a girl around the waist and refused to let go. They took the tribal girl on board the boat where Nina DaCosta examined the girl's possessions.
The colony was hidden in modern Brazil and was ruled until recently by the immortal mutant sorceress Selene. Amara was the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla , a prominent senator. Senator Aquilla was the leader of the opposition to this faction. Fearing for his daughters' safety, Senator Aquilla sent his daughter Amara to live in the jungles outside Nova Roma, disguised as an Indian. Later, the senator discovered that the Black Priestess was actually the immortal mutant Selene, wife of Senator Marcus Domitius Gallio , the leader of the Imperial faction. Amara remained in hiding for years until she was captured by the New Mutants , who were on an expedition in the Amazon jungle. They learned of her disguise, but then both Amara and the New Mutants were captured by soldiers of Nova Roma and imprisoned. Now held prisoner by Selene, Amara was to be sacrificed.
Magma real name Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla ; also known as Alison Crestmere  is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Like all the other New Mutants, Amara originally appeared as a young mutant aspiring to become a hero. Amara, a mutant with the ability to generate lava , joins the New Mutants and becomes Magma. Magma debuted in The New Mutants 8 October , appearing in that title regularly through The New Mutants 57 November , in which she departs the titular supergroup to join their rivals, the Hellions. Along with the other New Mutants, she appeared as an occasional supporting character in Uncanny X-Men , with issue as a salient issue featuring her conflict with Selene at the Hellfire Club. The latter was a fill-in issue written while she was still a regular cast member. Magma appeared infrequently during the s, but did take part in the "Child's Play" crossover through X-Force and New Warriors In X-Force , Magma appeared as an antagonist to her former teammates, but her villainous personality was short-lived as she returned to her affiliation with the X-Men in semi-regular publication in New Mutants vol. Magma then featured prominently as a member of the remaining mutants on earth in the limited series X-Men: The and then in Young X-Men until returning to regular monthly publication in New Mutants vol.