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This page details Helen Magnus in the primary universe; for the Helen Magnus in the mirror universe see Helen Magnus (mirror); for the Helen Magnus in all other alternate universes see Helen Magnus (alternates).
For the alternate reality counterpart, see Helen Bancroft.
For the Cabal agent who impersonated her, see Helen Magnus (impostor).

Doctor Helen Magnus is a female Human (Abnormal) who is an English born physician and scientist specializing in a variety of medicine and biological sciences. Currently 285-years-old and 'blessed' with apparent eternal youth thanks to a vampire blood-based serum, she is the founder and elected leader of the Sanctuary Network.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Helen was born in the middle of the 19th century to Gregory Magnus and Patricia Heathering. Her father was regarded as a controversial medical researcher of his time, and exposed his daughter to his profession when she was a child.

Louis Pasteur, a close friend of Gregory, was her godfather.

Magnus in the 19th century

She was an intelligent young woman, unwilling to accept the limitations for women of her era. When Helen reached the age of ~25-years-old , after she had been repeatedly denied entrance into a London school, stopping her from being able to gain the degree she needed to become a practicing medical doctor, Gregory introduced her to the secrets she believed he was hiding from her beneath their house, bringing her into the world of abnormals.

Years later, Helen was allowed the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford. While there, Magnus was essentially isolated as she was the only female student at the school. Despite this, Helen was able to earn the respect and friendship of four fellow male students. All of them became dear and close friends of Magnus' who held a greater respect for her than any other men (especially of that era), and it was with them that she formed The Five.

The Five[]

Sometime in the early / mid-1880s, Magnus formed The Five, a group of extraordinary minds that included herself, James Watson, John Druitt, Nikola Tesla, and Nigel Griffin. Like herself, the others could be considered geniuses ahead of their time, and in this group Magnus and the others felt like they were a part of something more.

In the Spring of 1886, Magnus was able to acquire a sample of pure, untainted vampire blood before the species was exterminated by the Church. Magnus devised a serum from the blood that was discovered to possess unique properties and the group's curiosity about humanity's potential to evolve led them to each take an injection of the blood. Magnus volunteered to go first, to make sure the serum was safe despite her friends' warnings that the side effects of the blood were completely unknown. Magnus survived the injection, though the awakening of her longevity abnormality was quite painful. The other members then took an injection of the blood and also gained their own unique abilities. It is unknown if the other members of The Five were aware of abnormals beforehand.

To her great regret, her lover and fiancé, John Druitt's exposure to the source blood had the unforeseen side effect of driving him insane and led to the creation of the most notorious killer in history - Jack the Ripper. Magnus tried one last time after the rest of The Five had given up on Druitt to appeal to his better nature and to accept her help. However by this time Druitt's insanity had all but consumed the man he once was and he tried to attack Magnus, forcing her to defend herself and leading him to vanish from her life for a long time.

Though The Five would never admit it, Magnus could be considered the group's de facto leader. This is mostly because she is able to keep them in line and keep them focused on the bigger picture. Each man respected her enough to know not to make her mad. In early 2371, Watson and Druitt hinted to Will she may have been their leader when they jokingly asked him what it's like to follow the orders of a woman without having lived through the traditions of the 19th century.

Saving Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen Magnus in 2350

On one of her expeditions in 2350, she saved a young Starfleet Cadet, Typhuss James Halliwell from dangerous thugs who were attacking him. (Star Trek: Intrepid special episode: "Tempus")

In 2353, Helen again encounters Typhuss James Halliwell, a third year cadet on Earth.

20 years later Magnus appoints an adult Typhuss, a Starfleet officer, to become her new protégé, which he eventually accepts. (Sanctuary)

Leader of the Sanctuary Network[]

For over 120 years (ultimately giving 5 lifetimes to her work resulting from time travel), Magnus has run the Sanctuary Network, where she tracks, protects and learns from the extraordinary and / or paranormal creatures that inhabit our world. She serves both as head of house of the Old City Sanctuary, and as elected head of the global Sanctuary Network. (Sanctuary)

Magnus personally knew many great figures of history, including H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne, as well as U.S. presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and at least one of The Beatles. She was aboard the Titanic when it hit an iceberg and sank in 1912, and was in the room when the Nazis surrendered at the end of World War II, mainly because Eisenhower refused to be in the same room as Alfred Jodl. There are also pictures of her with Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Mahātmā Ghandi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. (Sanctuary)

Encounters with Selina Kyle[]

First encounter (2360s)[]

Helen Magnus in 2367

In 2367, Helen protected Typhuss from his ex-girlfriend Selina Kyle, when Selina tried to kill Typhuss by pointing a gun at her and telling Selina to stay away from him. Selina later left town after the encounter with Doctor Magnus.

Second encounter (2370s)[]

Helen defending Typhuss from Selina

Four years later in 2371, Selina tried to kill Typhuss again but Helen defended Typhuss from Selina. Helen told Selina "If you ever come near Typhuss again i will kill you, Selina." Selina later left town after the encounter with Doctor Magnus.

Return of Druitt[]

Druitt and Magnus in her study

In early 2370 while working on a case involving the abnormal boy Alexei, Magnus was confronted with her former fiancé, John Druitt. He had managed to infiltrate the Old City Sanctuary by pretending to be unconscious in order to get to Magnus.

While Druitt, like the rest of The Five, had gained some form of longevity, he had recently relapsed with a disease that his own source blood-altered physiology couldn't handle. Only Magnus's pure longevity-causing blood could cure him, as it had in the past.

Magnus however did not want to cure him in the beginning because she believed it would only prolong his suffering with his insanity and tried to offer him help first; not liking that Druitt had teleported Typhuss away from her and into the SHU with a dangerous giant lizard creature in hopes of getting her to comply. This was a perfect example of how deranged Druitt had become if he was putting Typhuss in harms way. Druitt became enraged when Magnus revealed that she never told Typhuss the truth about who John was.

In the end, Magnus appeared to relent and fetched a pure sample of her blood for Druitt to inject. Satisfied, Druitt took the injection but moments later Druitt's power began to turn on him. Magnus had poisoned him, although she obviously felt sorry for her action. But Druitt was not going to go quietly as he looked her in the eye and said "The Five... the others... will come" before teleporting away with the belief that his old comrades would avenge him. Magnus however thought he wouldn't survive for very much longer and would die. It wasn't until later on in Rome that she learned he wasn't dead as she had initially expected.

Pursuing Adam Worth in 1898[]

Future-Magnus in 1898 London

In early-2385, Magnus follows Adam Worth back in time through his time portal and pursues him throughout London in 1898 to stop him from curing his daughter Imogene, who is naturally meant to die in the timeline from a rare form of Leukemia. During her pursuit, Magnus tries her best to avoid encountering her past self and is ultimately successful, albeit coming extremely close to getting caught by Past-Helen a few times. Despite this however, Magnus ends up completely failing to stop herself from also encountering Past-Watson, who quickly discovers that she is from the future and promises to keep quiet for the sake of preserving the timeline. When Future-Adam tries to kill Future-Helen after she tracks him down to his small lab, he accidentally kills Imogene instead, restoring the natural order of the timeline. After killing Future-Worth from early-2385, to avoid herself inadvertently changing the timeline by her mere presence in the past with her sheer knowledge of future historical events, Magnus accepts the advice she was given from Past-Watson and ends up supposedly taking a long "vacation" in a known secluded part of the world; hiding on a mountain top in Nepal for the next 488 years before she can resurface and rejoin the timeline to help Will in the present dealing with the mass amounts of Hollow Earth abnormals invading the surface from the three caldera sites.

Magnus in early 2387

It is revealed later however that Magnus had instead been secretly working with several important figures of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller amongst others, in order to build a new Underground Sanctuary.

Stargate Program[]

In 2370, Helen joined the Stargate Program and works with the SGC at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex a Federation military base located a fairly short distance outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, while Helen still leads the Sanctuary Network, a team that tracks, protects and learns from the extraordinary abnormals, that inhabit our world, one team member is a Starfleet Captain, Typhuss James Kira. In 2384, Helen joined Homeworld Command, under the command of Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill.

Reunited with Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen Magnus in 2377

After seven years in the Delta Quadrant Typhuss and Helen are finally reunited at the Sanctuary. Helen told Typhuss that she missed him. Typhuss told Helen that he had missed her too and that he was happy to be reunited with her. Helen noted that he had a lot of work to do at the Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary Network goes rogue[]

So from now on, we make our own rules

In 2386, Greg Addison started having the Sanctuary Network secretly watched in order to find out the whereabouts of the Crixorum, a dangerous abnormal psychic from Hollow Earth. When his plan backfired into a bloodbath in Jakarta, he had himself appointed an inspector and led a team that investigated the Old City Sanctuary. Eventually, Dr. Helen Magnus convinced him that she had sent the Crixorum back to Hollow Earth. As a result, he told her that Starfleet Security was putting him in charge of the Sanctuary Network, otherwise all of its assets in the world would be frozen. To his surprise, Magnus threw him out and threatened that if he returned, she would have him eaten. Magnus was backed into a corner by her political allies and was forced to go rogue with the global Sanctuary Network to ensure its independence. This marks the end of the Sanctuary Network's long-time affiliation with Starfleet Security. Magnus explains to Typhuss that having the Network cut of from Starfleet Security and other external influences was her plan in the first place and has decided that the changes that are coming make it necessary for them to be able to make their own rules. (Sanctuary)

Replaced by a Cabal agent[]

In 2386, while on a mission near a Cabal base Helen is captured by the Cabal and replaced by a Cabal agent. Before leaving for her mission, Typhuss put a viridium patch on Helen's jacket in case Helen got into trouble. (Sanctuary episode: The Helen Magnus Impostor)

Abnormal attack on the Sanctuary[]

Helen gets ready to fight the Abnormal Insurgency

In 2387, the Old City branch was invaded by agents of the Abnormal Insurgency, led by Caleb. Helen Magnus was able to defeat them with the help of her team. A year after the battle the Sanctuary team abonanded the Sanctuary in order to go into hiding at the new Underground Sanctuary. (Sanctuary)

New Sanctuary[]

it is revealed that Helen had been secretly working with several people and had built a new underground Sanctuary. After Prue Halliwell's funeral, the new underground headquarters was already up and running. Magnus revealed its existence to Will Zimmerman, Typhuss James Kira and Helena Kyle after Prue Halliwell's funeral, noting there was a lot of work to do. (Sanctuary)

USS Intrepid-A[]

In 2387, Helen took the position of assistant chief medical officer aboard the USS Intrepid-A, snice the Intrepid didn't have a assistant chief medical officer 9 years earlier when the Intrepid launched from the San Francisco Fleet Yards.

Xindi[]

In 2388, Helen along with Ezri Dax, Typhuss James Kira and Julian Bashir used the runabout USS Rio Grande to meet with Andorian Captain My'ra Telek, about the Xindi. Telek gave them information on Xindi ships. The next day Julian, Typhuss, Ro Laren, Nog and Samantha Carter had a meeting about the Xindi in the hub. The Xindi wanted to start the war again, Nog didn't understand why the Xindi want to start the war again. Typhuss told everyone that he would lead peace talks with the Xindi. Kira filed for divorce from Typhuss, Kira was lonely and felt that Typhuss wasn't there for her. Julian was at the wedding. Typhuss got married to Sam again. The next day Sam got a fast divorce from Typhuss and Kira came over to talk, Kira stopped the divorce and reconciled with Typhuss.

Alternate realities[]

Helen Magnus from an alternate reality

In an alternate reality, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network, also working in the Stargate Program. Helen is married to Typhuss James Halliwell. This Helen Magnus is bisexual, just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe who is also bisexual.

Helen Magnus from an alternate reality

In another alternate reality, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network. This Helen Magnus is bisexual just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe. Helen has a lover named Typhuss James Halliwell.

Helen Magnus from an alternate reality

In another alternate reality, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network. Helen is married to Typhuss James Halliwell. This Helen Magnus is bisexual just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe.

Helen Magnus from an alternate reality

In an alternate reality, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network. This Helen Magnus is bisexual just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe. Helen has a lover named Typhuss James Halliwell.

Alternate timelines[]

Helen Magnus from an alternate timeline

In an alternate timeline, the Federation was at war with the Klingon Empire in 2400. In 2403, after the war was over, the Federation Starfleet was destroyed and was replaced by the new Bajoran Starfleet. Helen joined this new Starfleet with Samantha Carter. By early 2403 Bajor was succumbed to numerous but unsuccessful raids by the Klingon Empire. Bajor had built a large fighter wing division which would defend the planet from the pathetic attempts from the Klingon Empire in attacking the Bajoran homeworld. They had a daughter, Ashley Magnus born in 2371. In 2430 Ashley was killed while on a mission to capture a Abnormal for the Sanctuary Network. Leaving her mother Helen Magnus and her father Typhuss Magnus sad and upset about her death. This timeline cease to exist when Typhuss and his crew won the war against the Xindi. Helen was thrown back in time to 2387 aboard the Ares, an Aurora-class battleship in the current timeline where the timeline was not altered. Helen was found by that timeline's Typhuss James Kira, Samantha Carter and Olivia Benson. Soon after Helen was allowed to stay aboard the USS Intrepid-A by Captain Typhuss James Kira.

Helen Magnus from an alternate timeline

In another timeline, Chakotay and Typhuss, Harry Kim flew the Delta Flyer to Earth after Voyager was destroyed due to a mistake of Kim's. Helen became quite close to Typhuss and began a romantic relationship with him sometime prior to 2390. In 2390 as fugitives, Chakotay, Typhuss and Harry found Voyager and "fixed" history.

Personality and traits[]

Helen Magnus and Charlotte Benoit kiss in 2381

Helen Magnus is bold and straightforward, brave and no-nonsense, yet she remains proudly true to her formal Victorian English sensibilities. Stemming from her British roots, she is a person who prefers to stay busy and can only tolerate a "long weekend doing nothing" once every seven years.

Helen's past is long and colorful, as one would expect from a life lasting 274 years. However, she proves that living forever is not the best of things and finds it hard at times, calling longevity a curse and admits that "dinner parties are hell" as she can't relate to anyone. She has had to bury countless friends, colleagues, and lovers, making her somewhat reluctant to let new people into her heart as she's learned to not get too close to people anymore over the course of the last century. On more than one occasion, Helen has searched for a way to try to reverse the effects of the source blood as she is so often tired of outliving the one's that she loves.

However, she proves that living forever is not the best of things and finds it hard at times. She has had to bury countless friends, colleagues, and lovers, making her somewhat reluctant to let new people into her heart.

She speaks a vast number of languages, including Italian, Zulu, Japanese, Cambodian, Norwegian, French, and Spanish. Helen is fluent in Latin, being that she is a medical doctor/scientist and it's her father's favorite language. Magnus is also able to understand Arabic, Hindi (has knowledge of its ancient Urdu dialect), as well as German and can identify its Bavarian dialect(s). She is also good at reading and translating other ancient and rare languages, such as Cuneiform, Sanguine vampiris script, and Praxian lexicon.

On more than one occasion she is shown to be skilled in hand-to-hand combat.

Magnus is abundantly seen to be very comfortable in holding and being adept at using a wide variety of weaponry, including but not limited to: pistols (revolvers and semi-automatics), rifle(s), an rpg launcher, knives (fixed blade, diving, folding, switchblade, and butterfly; includes being quite deft with a scalpel), a multitude of improvised melee weapons (spear, staff, chain, batons, and hammer; less efficient with a rock and a broken off metal bar), tranquilizer guns (semi-autos firing tranq bullets; an airsoft rifle firing tranq darts), two types of Praxian energy weapons ("whip" and "vaporizer"), and all sorts of tech gizmos that Henry whips up in his weapons lab. She was able to create a bomb/explosion out of lit stores of fuel, and even used the automated assist mechanism to kill intruders. With a brief glance, Magnus can specify weapons, such as Starstreak missiles.

Helen possesses is the ability to operate almost any type of vehicle; she is able to drive cars/vans/SUV(s) and motorcycle(s), pilot planes and helicopters, and can even fully command a tank (pilot and fire).

She is technologically savvy, being able to use and repair a range of analogue and digital devices, is familiar with the Sanctuary's computer system, and can perform piggy-backed hacks. She can get severely damaged and parted computer systems to operate again powered with batteries, as well as able to boost a crashed helicopter's radio distress signal using the inside walls of the borehole of an abandoned oil rig, and can send a long-wave transmission out of old disused radios attached to solar panels. She can also quickly figure out the UI of both Praxian and Vampire technologies.

One of Helen's most impressive talents is the ability to recreate tech devices after only seeing and handling them for a brief period of time: she was able to have Henry recreate the stunner weapon she encountered in the Guardian's alternate timeline. When Helen and Will were trapped in Carentan, she was able to successfully recreate a jerry-rigged version of Adam Worth's time nodes to nullify the time dilation bubble even though she never actually physically spent time working on one of Adam's nodes (Henry and Nikola did; whom the audience can infer relayed their findings to her).

In an implanted perfect dream world, Magnus is an at-home freelance painter who doesn't show her work publicly at art galleries, but instead prefers to sell her work privately to buyers through her agent.

Helen prefers the term lovers rather than boyfriend and girlfriend when dating someone. One issue she was particually touchy about being dismissed as simply a "bureaucrat".

Magnus is bisexual.[1] (Sanctuary)

Helen is a polymath.

Altered physiology[]

Presumably due to the affects of the Source Blood giving her a unique blood chemistry, besides having Longevity, Helen seems to require a lot less of certain things than a normal human being does to still be able to properly function. This includes:

  • Sleep - She frequently stays up very late at night , saying that she rarely sleeps unless her patients do too.
  • Warmth - She is seen to be able to tolerate being in cold temperatures better (air and water).
  • Food - Occasionally, when stressed or very busy working on a demanding issue, Helen is seen to intentionally forgot / accidentally forget to eat regular meals; eating very little to nothing at all for an extended period of time lasting for several days up to a week. She survives mostly off of a cup of tea here and there.

Other physical traits Helen has gained from the remnants of Source Blood that still lingers in her system include:

  • Increased strength - She is able to easily hold her own against regular humans, even when outnumbered more than 2 to 1; often overpowering them and rendering them unconscious in a few seconds. She can also stand against those with abnormalities, though she does sometimes struggle in a 1v1, usually getting knocked around a bit before eventually figuring out how to 'win' against her opponent. (Note: Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as her level of fight training are a major component in her encounters as most of the regular humans she faces are either caught unaware and or are also lacking in proper self-defense techniques.)
  • Enhanced health and well-being -
    • Increased healing factor - While nowhere near as instant as a vampire, she is seen to recover from injuries / physical trauma at a faster rate compared to regular humans, notably with very minimal to no visible scarring left behind on her skin afterward once a flesh wound has healed.
    • Adaptive metabolic system - Not only does it slow to allow her to eat less at times, but it also speeds up to allow her the ability to stave off the effects of being exposed to certain compounds / ailments to a greater degree and for a lot longer than a normal human; giving her a higher tolerance level before eventually succumbing albeit to lesser overall effects.
    • Heightened immunity - Seems to have an incredible resistance to viral (and assumedly also bacterial) pathogens.

Languages[]

Helen and Watson decipher Gregory's key map that's written in Latin

Helen is fluent in Latin, being that she is a medical doctor/scientist and it's her father's favorite language. She speaks a vast number of languages, including:

  • Italian
  • Zulu
  • Japanese
  • Cambodian
  • Norwegian
  • French
  • Spanish

Magnus is also able to understand: 

  • Arabic
  • Hindi (has knowledge of its ancient Urdu dialect) 
  • German and can identify its Bavarian dialect(s)

She is also good at reading and translating other ancient and rare languages, such as: 

  • Cuneiform
  • Sanguine vampiris script
  • Praxian lexicon

Weapons and Fighting[]

On more than one occasion she is shown to be skilled in hand-to-hand combat.

Helen warning Adam to stay down after having just shot him in the shoulder

Magnus is abundantly seen to be very comfortable in holding and being adept at using a wide variety of weaponry, including but not limited to:

  • Pistols (revolvers and semi-automatics) 
  • Rifle(s)
  • RPG launcher
  • Knives (fixed blade, diving, folding, switchblade, and butterfly; includes being "quite deft with a scalpel")
  • Multitude of improvised melee weapons (spear, staff, chain, baton(s), and hammer; less efficient with a rock and a broken off metal bar)
  • Tranquilizer guns (semi-autos firing tranq bullets; an airsoft rifle firing tranq darts)
  • Two types of Praxian energy weapons ("whip" and "vaporizer") 
  • All sorts of tech gizmos that Henry whips up in his weapons lab 
  • She was able to create a bomb/explosion out of lit stores of jet fuel
  • Used the automated assist mechanism to kill intruders

With a brief glance, Magnus can specify weapons, such as Starstreak missiles.

Vehicles[]

Helen and Henry attempting to disable Big Bertha from a helicopter

Helen possesses is the ability to operate almost any type of vehicle; she is able to drive/fly/pilot: 

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • SUV(s)
  • Motorcycle(s)
  • Planes
  • Helicopters
  • Submarine(s)
  • Tank(s) (fully command: pilot and fire)

Technology[]

She is technologically savvy: 

  • Able to use and repair a range of analogue and digital devices 
  • Familiar with the Sanctuary's computer system
  • Can perform piggy-backed hacks
  • Can get severely damaged and parted computer systems to operate again powered with car batteries
  • Able to boost a crashed helicopter's radio distress signal using the inside walls of the borehole of an abandoned oil rig
  • Can send a long-wave transmission out of old disused radios attached to solar panels 
  • Can quickly figure out the UI of both Praxian and Vampire technologies

Magnus replicating Worth's time node out of scraped parts from old household appliances

One of Helen's most impressive talents is the ability to recreate tech devices after only seeing and handling them for a brief period of time: she was able to have Henry recreate the stunner weapon she encountered in the Guardian's alternate timeline. When Helen and Will were trapped in Carentan, she was able to successfully recreate a jerry-rigged version of Adam Worth's time nodes to nullify the time dilation bubble even though she never actually physically spent time working on one of Adam's nodes (Henry and Nikola did; whom the audience can infer relayed their findings to her).

Art[]

Helen looks at the "complete pattern" of her paintings after Will assembles them together

In an implanted perfect dream world, Magnus is an at-home freelance painter who doesn't show her work publicly at art galleries, but instead prefers to sell her work privately to buyers through her agent.

Personal life[]

It is revealed that Helen is very wealthy and goes to a villa she owns every seven years for a long weekend. Helen likes to go on vacation on Risa, the Pleasure Planet of the galaxy. In 2370 Helen and Typhuss went on vacation with each other to Risa. That night Helen had sex with Typhuss in her room for five hours. The next night Helen had sex with Typhuss again in her room for five hours. Three days later they returned to the Sanctuary. Helen talked to Typhuss about their friendship and they stayed friends but they would not have sex again. The romance was short but Helen enjoyed having sex with Typhuss and remarked that it was the "best sex" she had ever had in her life, while talking to Kate Freelander in her office at the Sanctuary. (Sanctuary)

Hobbies[]

Helen has a known affinity for aviation, so much so that she owns a private fleet of several helicopters and planes. She is seen in a photograph to have, at the very least, met historical flight figure Amelia Earhart. In Helen's entire flight career she has only ever been in three crashes; one of which she was a passenger. All three accidents however were not the direct result of pilot error, but that of Abnormal interference beyond her control.

Education[]

Aside from primarily being an M.D., she also holds a doctorate degree (D) in teratology (T), crypto-zoology (C), xenobiology (X), and biology (B) according to the letters printed on her Sanctuary business card.

Relationships[]

Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen first met Typhuss in 2354 after he married Samantha Carter. But Helen first met Typhuss four years piror to 2354, when she was eighteen and when he was seventeen. On one of her expeditions in 2350, she saved a young Typhuss James Halliwell from dangerous thugs who were attacking him. (Star Trek: Intrepid special episode: "Tempus")

After saving his life when he was seventeen Helen has always watched over Typhuss, and has now become his mentor and friend. Even though he irritates her at times, she grooms him as her replacement as commanding officer of the Sanctuary Network if she gets killed. They greatly respect each other, and Typhuss relies on her as a mentor as much as she relies on him as her second-in-command. (Sanctuary)

In an alternate timeline Helen and Typhuss, had a daughter, Ashley Magnus born in 2371. This timeline cease to exist when Typhuss and his crew won the war against the Xindi. (Star Trek: Intrepid)

Helen Magnus in 2367

Helen is very protective of Typhuss, in 2367 Helen protected Typhuss from his ex-girlfriend Selina Kyle by pointing a gun at her and telling Selina to stay away from Typhuss. (Sanctuary)

Helen Magnus in 2386

After the death of Prue Halliwell their relationship develops more; Helen even kisses Typhuss in the main lab during the Abnormal Insurgency invasion of the Sanctuary.

In 2387, Helen went to Prue's funeral with Typhuss and Sam Carter, helping him deal with his sister's death. For 37 years Helen has been in love with Typhuss and tells him after his sister's funeral. Typhuss filed for divorce from Kira. Helen talked to Typhuss about leaving Kira, Helen told Typhuss that he was not thinking clearly. Typhuss admitted to Helen that he had waited three decades to tell her he was in love with her and have a relationship with her. Typhuss also told Helen that he was not going to wait any longer and Helen agreed. Helen kissed Typhuss hard on the lips. Helen and Typhuss were no longer friends. Also, during this time, Typhuss admitted his feelings to Helen and the two began a relationship. (Sanctuary)

In January 2388, Kira did not sign the divorce papers, so the divorce was never finalised. Typhuss broke up with Helen and reconciled with Kira. Later they became friends again. (Sanctuary episode: The Helen Magnus Impostor)

Helen Magnus with red hair

Later that year Helen dyed her hair red and Helen thought "It was sexy and hot". (Sanctuary episode: "Susan Magnus Returns")

It is implied on more than one occasion that Typhuss is the only man Helen has ever truly loved, but she still has obvious feelings for him even though they are friends. Typhuss is so loyal to Helen that he would die for her. Typhuss is one of the most important persons in Helen Magnus's life and a trusted agent of the Sanctuary Network and one of her closest friends, Typhuss is acutely respectful of Helen’s work and knowledge. (Sanctuary; Star Trek: Intrepid)

Will Zimmerman[]

Will and Helen

After saving his life when he was a little kid, Magnus has always watched over Will, and has now become his mentor.

Henry Foss[]

Magnus took charge of Henry when she found him as an orphan boy and took him to the Sanctuary.

Romances[]

Of Helen's countless amounts of friends and lovers over the years, there are only a handful of known people with which Helen has had romances with, as well as interests in:

John Druitt[]

Helen's former fiancé, whom she loved with her entire being while at Oxford.

Dr. James Watson[]

Close partner, trusted confidant, and potential lover.

Nikola Tesla[]

Longtime best friend whom Helen has had several dates with. The two of them had a supposedly good time together while in Vienna during the Springtime of an unknown year. (Amanda Tapping believes they may have been together at one point.)

Amelia Earhart[]

Amanda Tapping says they were in some sort of relationship.

Charlotte Benoit[]

Brief one-time lover for a few days. Shortly after Typhuss's break up with Helen in 2388, Helen and Charlotte Benoit became lovers. The romantic relationship was new to Helen and Charlotte, Typhuss had to get use to Charlotte and Helen being lovers.

Olaf Van Ausberg[]

Suggested past lover who invites Helen over for a relaxing weekend getaway, though she declined his offer due to emotional distress surrounding Ashley's upcoming birthday.

Eric[]

It is unknown if Helen and Eric had any sort of relationship outside of a professional one, but she did exhibit a mix of sorrow and admiration for the man shortly after his death; enough to lead viewers to believe they were close on some level. Will had candidly asked her if he was reading into a personal relationship between her and Eric based on her quiet emotional reaction over his death. She brushed the inquiry off, covering with: "I don't want to see a sacrifice go to waste". However, her mournful looks, tone of voice, and her trying to reaffirm to Will with a following nod that it was only just 'that' suggests that she cared more about the man than just her simply being sad over losing him due to her having liked his positive personal view on Abnormals.

An unnamed Romanian Lupus Wrangler[]

When Will first arrived at the Old City Sanctuary, Typhuss recounted a time when he and Helen along with a bunch of nervous locals (one of which "who seriously looked like Adrien Brody" caught her eye) had bagged and tagged a werewolf den during the summer of 2367. When Typhuss had gushed over the memory of the attractive man, Magnus had tried to temper Typhuss's unfiltered blathering to which Typhuss responded by looking up at her, letting out: "You thought he was hot, Helen.".

Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen Magnus in 2370

In 2370, Helen and Typhuss went on vacation with each other to Risa. That night Helen had sex with Typhuss in her room for five hours. The next night Helen had sex with Typhuss again in her room for five hours. Three days later they returned to the Sanctuary. Helen talked to Typhuss about their friendship and they stayed friends but they would not have sex again. The romance was short but Helen enjoyed having sex with Typhuss and remarked that it was the "best sex" she had ever had in her life, while talking to Kate Freelander in her office at the Old City Sanctuary. (Sanctuary)

Helen is surprised that Typhuss is going to leave Kira

For 37 years Helen has been in love with Typhuss and tells him after his sister's funeral. Typhuss filed for divorce from Kira. Helen talked to Typhuss about leaving Kira, Helen told Typhuss that he was not thinking clearly. Typhuss admitted to Helen that he had waited three decades to tell her he was in love with her and have a relationship with her. Typhuss also told Helen that he was not going to wait any longer and Helen agreed. Helen kissed Typhuss hard on the lips. Helen and Typhuss were no longer friends. Also, during this time, Typhuss admitted his feelings to Helen and the two began a relationship. (Sanctuary; Star Trek: Intrepid)

In January 2388, Kira did not sign the divorce papers, so the divorce was never finalised. Typhuss broke up with Helen and reconciled with Kira. Later they became friends again. Later that year Helen dried her hair red and Helen thought "It was sexy and hot". (Sanctuary episode: "The Helen Magnus Impostor")

Samantha Carter[]

Helen Magnus in 2374

Voyager had been declared "officially lost" by 2373. Due to the disappearance of the USS Voyager, Sam and Helen became closer in 2374. Sam was lonely and Helen helped her, by that time Helen and Sam had feelings for each other and became lovers later that year. Following the discovery of Voyager's presence in the Delta Quadrant when The Doctor was sent to the USS Prometheus, Sam got the news that Typhuss was alive and lost in the Delta Quardant. But Sam was still lonely and Helen had sex with Sam. The relationship only lasted for six months then Helen and Sam broke up.

Other alternate realities[]

Quantum reality[]

Helen Magnus from an quantum reality

In a quantum reality, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network, also working in the Stargate Program. Helen is married to Typhuss James Halliwell. This Helen Magnus is bisexual just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe.

Myriad universe[]

Helen Magnus from a myriad universe

In a myriad universe, Dr. Helen Magnus, Ph.D was a doctor and scientist in the resistance. Helen is part of a resistance against the Khanate. This Helen Magnus is bisexual just like Helen Magnus of the primary universe. Helen has a lover named Typhuss James Halliwell.

Basic information[]

Name: Helen Magnus

Known aliases: Helen Bancroft, Eva Soderstrom, Dianne, Teressia Lee Franks, Kate Girard, Carrie Maddox, Kate Robbins, Barbara Bertrand, Mary Johnson, Josephina Rooney, Jillian Sharpe, Naomi, Pim Jaeger

Nationality: British (English)

Age/Birthday: 56 (August 27th, 2332)

Status: In a romantic relationship with Charlotte Benoit and currently residing in San Francisco, on Earth.

Former lovers

Typhuss James Halliwell (2370, Helen and Typhuss went on vacation on Risa, the relationship only lasted for three days. After they returned to the Sanctuary, Helen and Typhuss talked about what happened and remained friends. In 2387 Typhuss admitted his feelings to Helen and the two began a relationship, becoming lovers again. In January 2388 Kira did not sign the divorce papers, so the divorce was never finalized. Typhuss broke up with Helen and reconciled with Kira.)

Samantha Carter (2374, due to the disappearance of the USS Voyager, Samantha and Helen became closer. Sam was lonely and Helen helped her, by that time Helen and Sam had feelings for each other and became lovers later that year, the relationship only lasted for six months then Helen broke up with Sam.)

Family

Mother:

Father:

More information[]

Race: Human (Abnormal)

Gender: Female

Eyes/Hair/Height: Blue / Brown / 5'9"

Skills: Medicine (M.D. D.T.C.X.B.), weapony, combat, many languages

Notes and references[]

  1. Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"

1A. Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary For None, Part II"

2. 2.0 2.1 'Sanctuary': Magnus turned 160 on Aug. 27

3. Episode 1x10 - "Warriors"

4. Episode 1x09 - "Requiem"

5. Episode 1x07 - "The Five" 6. Episode 3x02 - "Firewall" 7. Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"

8. A different person appears on a photo with Magnus in the opening credits of every season.

Helen Magnus: A visual history[]

A visual history of Helen Magnus, from 2350 to 2399.

Helen Magnus age chart[]

The injection of the source blood serum occurred in the Spring of 1886, making Magnus's physical age that of essentially being 35-years-old for the rest of her seemingly eternal life.

Date
Details
Image
Spring 1886 Magnus is 35-years-old when the Source Blood serum is created by the The Five and injected into her left arm by Nikola Tesla.
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November 1888 Magnus is 38-years-old when Druitt kills Molly and she cryogenically preserves the embryo she is carrying.
Early 1898 Magnus is 47-years-old during the events of investigating the Spring-heeled Jack case with Watson.
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1908 Magnus is 57/58-years-old when The Five hunt down Adam Worth.
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5th & 6th June 1944 Magnus is 93-years-old during the events of D-Day in Normandy, France.
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2343 Magnus is 134/135-years-old when she saves an 8-year-old Will from a giant lizard creature.
Early 2370 Magnus reveals herself to Will as being 157-years-old.
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Early 2370 Magnus is said to be 157-years-old.
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Mid 2371 Magnus references herself to Will as being 158-years-old.
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Early 2378 Magnus declares to Will that she is 159-years-old.
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8th October 2378 Magnus is 160-years-old during the time dilation field event in Carentan, France.
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Early 2385 Magnus leaves from the year 2385 at the age of 160-years-old (roughly more than half a year before her 161st birthday that year) to travel back through time to the year 1898; forcing herself to relive 488 years of her life.
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Early 1898 Magnus is 160-years-old while chasing Worth through London.
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Early 2386 Magnus is 273-years-old when she eventually returns back to the same point in time in the year 2386 when she rejoins the Sanctuary at the end of 4x02 a few hours after her 160-year-old self went through the portal in 3x20.
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Early 2387 Abby Corrigan believes Magnus is currently 161-years-old until Will lets her in on Magnus having time-travelled; adjusting her age to actually be 274-years-old instead.
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Note: This table is a list of events where Magnus is physically seen depicted within that timeframe with known ages/dates. For mentioned events, please reference the Timeline. To help clarify, for current and future birthdays on August 27th, she will now turn i.e.:

274 in 2385 instead of 161
275 in 2386 instead of 162
276 in 2387 instead of 163
277 in 2388 instead of 164
278 in 2389 instead of 165
279 in 2390 instead of 166
280 in 2391 instead of 167
281 in 2392 instead of 168
282 in 2393 instead of 169
283 in 2394 instead of 170

Helen Magnus physiology chart[]

Category
Details
Sleep She frequently stays up very late at night, saying that she rarely sleeps unless her patients do too. She also doesn't sleep when she becomes aware of a particularly worrisome detail of a situation the Sanctuary has currently found itself in.
Warmth She is seen to be able to tolerate being in cold temperatures better (both air and water). (Note: 'Resistance' to cold temperatures may actually be an inherited trait instead of being Source Blood derived, as both Gregory and Ashley are known to have survived cryopreservation without any issues; whether accidentally caused by being out in freezing environmental conditions as an elderly adult or intentionally induced in a controlled laboratory setting as a 6-7 week-old embryo.
Food Occasionally, when stressed or very busy working on a demanding issue, Magnus is seen to intentionally forgo / accidentally forget to eat regular meals; eating very little to nothing at all for an extended period of time lasting for several days up to a week. She survives mostly off of a cup of tea here and there.

Other physical traits Magnus has gained from the remnants of Source Blood that still lingers in her system include:

Trait
Details
Increased strength She is able to easily hold her own against regular humans, even when outnumbered more than 2 to 1; often overpowering them and rendering them unconscious in a few seconds. She can also stand against those with abnormalities, though she does sometimes struggle in a 1v1, usually getting knocked around a bit before eventually figuring out how to 'win' against her opponent. (Note: Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as her level of fight training are a major component in her encounters as most of the regular humans she faces are either caught unaware and or are also lacking in proper self-defense techniques.)
Enhanced healing factor While nowhere near as instant as a vampire, she is seen to recover from injuries / physical trauma at a faster rate compared to regular humans, notably with very minimal to no visible scarring left behind on her skin afterward once a flesh wound has healed. Noteworthy afflictions she has rebounded from include 3 separate traumas to the brain and organ failure caused by severe radiation poisoning.
Adaptive metabolic system Not only does it slow to allow her to eat less at times, but it also speeds up to allow her the ability to stave off the effects of being exposed to certain compounds / ailments to a greater degree and for a lot longer than a normal human; giving her a higher tolerance level before eventually succumbing albeit to lesser overall effects.
Heightened immunity Seems to have an incredible resistance to viral (and assumedly also bacterial) pathogens. This is a trait that is known to be shared amongst other members of The Five, specifically Watson and Druitt.

Helen Magnus hair color chart[]

Date
Details
Image
1850 ~ 1908 It is unknown exactly when Magnus had started to dye her hair brunette. In the series, Magnus is seen to have been continuously her natural blonde self until at least 1908.
Early 1920s In the photo of Magnus with Albert Einstein, it's very hard to tell, but Magnus may be sporting a short dark flapper bob underneath her hat.
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1st January, 1933 Magnus is standing next to Amelia Earhart before Amelia participates in the National Air Races in Los Angeles. Due to the photo being taken in broad daylight as well as it being on a grey scale, it's difficult to say exactly, but Magnus's hair does seem to be a 'light' shade (possibly ranging in color from dirty blonde, to red, or light brown).
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6th June, 1944 During her involvement of D-Day in World War II, Magnus had dyed her hair a dark shade of red.
6th February, 1945 Magnus has brunette hair while posing next to Mahātmā Ghandi in Dehli, India.
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4th October, 1957 Magnus has long brunette hair while in / near Albuquerque, New Mexico to return a Shaman's remains to a local Native American tribe.
25th March, 1965 Magnus with her usual dark brunette color is seen in a photo walking next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the march to the state capitol at Montgomery, Alabama.
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1987 Brunette hair based on the photo of Helen.
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Early 2370 to Early 2371 Brunette.
Early 2371 to Early 2372 Brunette.
Early 2372 to Early 2385 Brunette.
Trip through the past Being that Tesla couldn't tell Past-Helen or Future-Helen apart in 1901 and 1902, Future-Helen must have adopted Past-Helen's blonde hair to impersonate herself.
Early 2385 to Early 2387 Brunette.
2388-2394 Red. In 2388, Helen dyed her hair red and Helen thought "It was sexy and hot".
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2394 Brunette. Sometime in 2394, Helen dyed her hair brunette again because she grew tired of the other color.
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Helen Magnus languages chart[]

Language
Details
Arabic Audibly understands.
Cambodian Audibly understands and verbally speaks.
Cuneiform Able to read and translate the ancient Sumerian symbols.
Able to read and translate Praxian lexicon that closely resemble ancient Sumerian Cuneiform.
English Native / first language (inherent British variant).
French Audibly understands and verbally speaks.
German Can audibly understand and identify its Bavarian dialect(s).
Hindi Can audibly understand, verbally speak, and has knowledge of its ancient Urdu dialect.
Italian Audibly understands and verbally speaks.
Japanese Audibly understands and verbally speaks.
Henry requests Magnus to be on standby as an interpreter.
Latin Fluent in, being that she is a medical doctor / scientist and it's her father's favorite language.
Magnus reveals to Will the phrase she taught Typhuss.
Norwegian Verbally speaks.
Sanguine vampiris script Able to read and verbally translate.
Spanish Audibly understands and verbally speaks.
Zulu Audibly understands and verbally speaks.

Helen Magnus romances chart[]

Person
Details
John Druitt Magnus's former fiancé, whom she loved with her entire being while at Oxford.
Dr. James Watson Close partner, trusted confidant, and potential lover.
Nikola Tesla Longtime best friend whom Magnus has had several dates with. The two of them had a supposedly good time together while in Vienna during the Springtime of an unknown year. (Amanda Tapping believes they may have been together at one point.)
Amelia Earhart (Amanda Tapping says they were in some sort of relationship.)
Charlotte Benoit Brief one-time lover for a few days. Shortly after Typhuss's break up with Helen in 2388, Charlotte and Helen became lovers again. The romantic relationship was new to Helen and Charlotte, Typhuss had to get use to Charlotte and Helen being lovers.
Olaf Von Ausburg Suggested past lover who invites Magnus over for a relaxing weekend getaway, though she declined his offer due to emotional distress.
Eric It is unknown if Magnus and Eric had any sort of relationship outside of a professional one, but she did exhibit a mix of sorrow and admiration for the man shortly after his death; enough to lead viewers to believe they were close on some level. Will had candidly asked her if he was reading into a personal relationship between her and Eric based on her quiet emotional reaction over his death. She brushed the inquiry off, covering with: "I don't want to see a sacrifice go to waste". However, her mournful looks, tone of voice, and her trying to reaffirm to Will with a following nod that it was only just 'that' suggests that she cared more about the man than just her simply being sad over losing him due to her having liked his positive personal view on abnormals.
An unnamed Romanian Lupus Wrangler When Will first arrived at the Old City Sanctuary, Typhuss recounted a time when he and Helen along with a bunch of nervous locals (one of which "who seriously looked like Adrien Brody" caught her eye) had bagged and tagged a werewolf den during the summer of 2367. When Typhuss had gushed over the memory of the attractive man, Magnus had tried to temper Typhuss's unfiltered blathering to which Typhuss responded by looking up at her, letting out: "You thought he was hot, Helen.".
Typhuss Halliwell Helen and Typhuss went on vacation on Risa in 2370, the relationship only lasted for three days. After they returned to the Sanctuary, Helen and Typhuss talked about what happened and remained friends. In 2387 Typhuss admitted his feelings to Helen and the two began a relationship, becoming lovers again. In January 2388 Kira did not sign the divorce papers, so the divorce was never finalized. Typhuss broke up with Helen and reconciled with Kira.
Samantha Carter Due to the disappearance of the USS Voyager, Samantha and Helen became closer in 2374. Sam was lonely and Helen helped her, by that time Helen and Sam had feelings for each other and became lovers later that year, the relationship only lasted for six months then Helen broke up with Sam.
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