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For the primary universe counterpart, see Helen Magnus.

In an alternate timeline Helen Magnus was a female Human who is a doctor and scientist that leads the Sanctuary Network, also works in the Stargate Program. Helen is an English-born physician and scientist specializing in crypto-zoology and xenobiology, she is the founder and elected leader of the Sanctuary Network. This timeline cease to exist when Typhuss and his crew won the war against the Xindi.


Early life[]

Helen Magnus in 2350

Helen Magnus was born in the 24th century on August 27th, 2332 as the daughter of renowned scientist Gregory Magnus and his wife Patricia Heathering. On one of her expeditions in 2350, she saved a young Typhuss James Halliwell from dangerous thugs who were attacking him. Twenty years later Magnus appoints an adult Typhuss, a Starfleet officer, to become her new protégé, which he eventually accepts. She was an intelligent young woman, unwilling to accept the limitations for women of her era. After she had been denied a position as a scientist, Helen became a medical doctor in 2360.

Leader of the Sanctuary Newtwork[]

For thirty six years, Magnus has run the Sanctuary Network, where she tracks, protects and learns from the extraordinary abnormals and/or paranormal creatures, that inhabit our world. She serves both as house head of the Old City Sanctuary, and as elected head of the global network.

Stargate Program[]

In 2370, Helen joined the Stargate Program and while still leading 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 Halliwell.

Death of Ashley[]

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 James Magnus sad and upset about her death.

Remembering Ashley[]

Helen after the death of Ashley Magnus

Shortly after her death, her mother begins having hallucinations of Ashley being alive. This coupled with her own denial leads Magnus on a search for Ashley, which the others (who have already mourned Ashley in their own ways and moved on to repair the Sanctuary and continue the fight with the Cabal) see as a fool's errand. In the end, she is convinced by a distraught Will (who had tried to believe in her investigation up until a point) that Ashley is indeed dead and gone. A memorial service with an empty open casket is then held for Ashley, at which everyone places a sentimental token into the casket as a sign of farewell. Now on her own at the memorial, Magnus encounters another hallucination of Ashley. The apparition tells Magnus that she must let go of her and move on, that Magnus will never be without her, and that she knows her mother will always love her, "no matter what."

Living in the 24th century[]

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 Kira. Helen now works on the USS Intrepid-A on the medical staff with her good friend Doctor Janet Fraiser.

Finding Ashley again[]

Helen and Captain Kira searched for Ashley for days. One day they found Ashley on a type 9 shuttlecraft, the Ares. Later Ashley was allowed to stay aboard the USS Intrepid-A.


In 2394, Helen was killed during a battle with a Goa'uld Ha'tak mothership while the Intrepid was on a mission. Before she dies Helen tells Typhuss to take care of her daughter and look out for her. Later telling Helen of the normal timeline the same thing.


Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen Magnus in 2367

Magnus first met Typhuss in 2354 after he married Samantha Carter. But Magnus first met Typhuss four years piror to 2354, when she was eighteen and when he was seventeen. After saving his life when he was seventeen, Magnus 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. Magnus 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. 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. For 21 years Magnus has been in love with Typhuss and tells him in 2371. It is implied on more than one occasion that Typhuss is the only man Magnus has ever truly loved, but she still has obvious feelings for him even though they are friends. 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 James Halliwell sad and upset about her death.


Typhuss James Halliwell[]

Helen Magnus in 2370

In 2370, Helen and Typhuss soon showed an attraction to each other. Soon after Helen took Typhuss to the Sanctuary and had sex with him in her bedroom. Three days later Helen and Typhuss started to date each other. In 2371, Helen and Typhuss became lovers and later Helen married him and later had a child with him. In 2371, their daughter Ashley Magnus was born. 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 James Magnus sad and upset about her death.

Character and traits[]

Helen Magnus

Magnus is bold and straightforward, brave and no-nonsense, yet she remains proudly true to her formal Victorian English sensibilities. She has had to bury countless friends, colleagues, and lovers, making her somewhat reluctant to let new people into her heart. She also speaks a vast number of languages, including Italian, Zulu, Japanese, Cambodian, Norwegian, and French. On more than one occasion she is shown to be skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Magnus is bisexual. [1] Magnus 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".

Personal life[]

It is revealed that Helen is very wealthy and goes to a villa she owns every seven years for a long weekend.

Basic information[]

Name: Helen Magnus

Alias: Helen Bancroft (Helen used this alias when she went into hiding at the Underground Sanctuary in 2430.)

Temporal Displacement: 2430-2387

Nationality: British (English)

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

Status: Alive

Marital status: Married






More information[]

Race: Human

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.