Dr. Helen Magnus
Helen Magnus Sanctuary Season Four Premiere
Full Name Helen Magnus
Occupation CEO of the Prince Worldwide
Physician (in secret)
Scientist (in secret)
Family Gregory Magnus (father; deceased)
Patricia Bancroft (mother; deceased)
Sebastian Stark (adoptive son)
Alter ego Helen Bancroft
Code name Queen Victoria
Actor Amanda Tapping

Dr. Helen Magnus is an English born physician and scientist specializing in xenobiology, metahuman and alien physiology. 279 years old, 161 years old before her time travel from 2011 to 1898, and "blessed" with apparent eternal youth thanks to a serum. She's the adoptive mother of Sebastian Stark. Actually, she is the CEO of the Magnus Technologies, ex-lover and close friend of Maddox King.


Early life

Helen Magnus was born in the middle of the 19th century to Gregory Magnus and Patricia Bancroft. Her father was regarded as a controversial medical researcher of his time, and exposed his daughter to his profession when she was a child. Magnus' ability was Longevity, allowing her to live several times longer than any normal human. After World War II, she briefly became the concubine of Ra's al Ghul at same moment of Talia's mother. Since many years, She's the CEO of Magnus Technologies

Character and traits

Magnus is bold and straightforward, brave and no-nonsense, yet she remains proudly true to her formal Victorian English sensibilities.

Magnus' 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. 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, and Ancient Egyptians hieroglyphs.

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 jet 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 car 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. 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.

Magnus is bisexual.