The Sanctuary Network
The Sanctuary Network

Doctor Helen Magnus is an English born physician and scientist specializing in a variety of medicine and biological sciences. Over 274-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.



Early Life

Helen was born in the middle of the 19th century [4] to Gregory Magnus and Patricia Heathering.[5] Her father was regarded as a controversial medical researcher of his time, and exposed his daughter to his profession when she was a child.[6] Louis Pasteur, a close friend of Gregory, was her godfather.[7]

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 [8], 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-1880's, Magnus formed The Five, a group of extraordinary minds that included herself, James Watson, John Druitt, Nikola Tesla, and Nigel Griffin.[9] 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, and not outcasts because of their views of the world.

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.

Magnus, for the most part, had to help the others adjust to their new found powers. Tesla's exposure to the Blood led to the awakening of dormant vampire genes that had been passed on to him from an ancestor, and Magnus had to develop a special medication for him to allow him to rein in his less desirable Vampire instincts such as the thirst for blood. Watson's enhanced intellect required him to have something to keep his mind occupied until he adjusted completely, lest his powers drive him mad.

Griffin's ability was his molecular structure became photo-sensitive, meaning he could turn invisible at will although it took him a while to get the hang of it.

The only member of The Five she was unable to help, to her great regret, was her lover and fiancé John Druitt, whose 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-2009, 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.

Leader of Sanctuary

For over 120 years [10] (ultimately giving 5 lifetimes to her work resulting from time travel [11]), 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.[12]

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 [13], 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..[14]

Return of Druitt

Druitt and Magnus in her study.

In early 2008 while working on a case involving the abnormal boy Alexei, Magnus was confronted with her former fiancé and father of her daughter, 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 Ashley 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 his own daughter in harms way. Druitt became enraged when Magnus revealed that she never told Ashley the truth about who her father was; letting her believe he was dead.

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-2011, 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-2011, 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 113 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 2012.

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.[1]

Web Series

Episode 0x01 - "Webisode 1"

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Episode 0x02 - "Webisode 2"

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Episode 0x03 - "Webisode 3"

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Episode 0x04 - "Webisode 4"

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Episode 0x05 - "Webisode 5"

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Episode 0x06 - "Webisode 6"

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Episode 0x07 - "Webisode 7"

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Episode 0x08 - "Webisode 8"

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Season 1

Episode 1x01 - "Sanctuary for All, Part I"

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Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II"

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Episode 1x03 - "Fata Morgana"

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Episode 1x04 - "Folding Man"

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Episode 1x05 - "Kush"

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Episode 1x06 - "Nubbins"

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Episode 1x07 - "The Five"

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Episode 1x08 - "Edward"

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Episode 1x09 - "Requiem"

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Episode 1x10 - "Warriors"

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Episode 1x11 - "Instinct"

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Episode 1x12 - "Revelations, Part I"

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Episode 1x13 - "Revelations, Part II"

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Season 2

Episode 2x01 - "End of Nights, Part I"

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Episode 2x02 - "End of Nights, Part II"

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Episode 2x03 - "Eulogy"

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Episode 2x04 - "Hero"

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Episode 2x05 - "Pavor Nocturnus"

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Episode 2x06 - "Fragments"

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Episode 2x07 - "Veritas"

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Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"

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Episode 2x09 - "Penance"

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Episode 2x10 - "Sleepers"

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Episode 2x11 - "Haunted"

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Episode 2x12 - "Kali, Part I"

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Episode 2x13 - "Kali, Part II"

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Season 3

Episode 3x01 - "Kali, Part III"

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Episode 3x02 - "Firewall"

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Episode 3x03 - "Bank Job"

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Episode 3x04 - "Trail of Blood"

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Episode 3x05 - "Hero II: Broken Arrow"

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Episode 3x06 - "Animus"

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Episode 3x07 - "Breach"

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Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"

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Episode 3x09 - "Vigilante"

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Episode 3x10 - "The Hollow Men"

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Episode 3x11 - "Pax Romana"

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Episode 3x12 - "Hangover"

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Episode 3x13 - "One Night"

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Episode 3x14 - "Metamorphosis"

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Episode 3x15 - "Wingman"

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Episode 3x16 - "Awakening"

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Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"

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Episode 3x18 - "Carentan"

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Episode 3x19 - "Out of the Blue"

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Episode 3x20 - "Into the Black"

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Season 4

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Episode 4x03 - "Untouchable"

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Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"

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Episode 4x05 - "Resistance"

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Episode 4x06 - "Homecoming"

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Episode 4x07 - "Icebreaker"

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Episode 4x08 - "Fugue"

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Episode 4x09 - "Chimera"

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Episode 4x11 - "The Depths"

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Episode 4x12 - "Sanctuary for None, Part I"

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Personal Life

It is revealed that Magnus is very wealthy and goes to a villa she owns on Capri, near Naples, every 7 years for a long weekend.[13]


Magnus has a known affinity for aviation, so much so that she owns a private fleet of several helicopters [13] and planes [15] [11] [16]. She is seen in a photograph to have, at the very least, met historical flight figure Amelia Earhart. In Magnus's entire flight career for the last hundred years or so 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.[15] [13] [17]

(According to Amanda Tapping, Helen plays the piano, though she is unsure of when Helen may find enough down time to play the instrument as a way to relax.) [18]


Aside from primarily being an M.D., she also holds a Doctoral degree (D) in Teratology (T), Cryptozoology (C), Xenobiology (X), and Biology (B) according to the letters printed on her Sanctuary business card.[19] [20]

Graduate school and medical board certification / licensing wasn't easy to come by for Magnus as she had to constantly fight against the social era she lived in and the stigma of her father working on "outlandish case studies".

The influence of Gregory's connections and reputation initially helped allow her to gain massive amounts of medical and scientific knowledge (something that was odd for a woman of that time period). That however wasn't enough for her to gain entrance into the Royal College in London. Though Helen had passed the entrance exam three separate times with the highest marks possible, the Board repeatedly denied her entrance; Helen only tolerated taking the exam 3 times as getting into the London school was something she absolutely needed to do in order to gain a degree to legally practice medicine anywhere in Europe. Severely frustrated, she went and sought council with her father about her situation, adamantly refusing to take the exam for a fourth time. Gregory noted that she knew more about the subject matter than the professors writing the tests, and saw this constant denial for his daughter to have a career as a medical professional as a way for the Board to punish him for his fringe work rather than it being a grievance against her specifically. At her insistent plea to get some standing in the medical and scientific community, Gregory officially brought Helen into his world of studying abnormals.[21]

At the University of Oxford in the late-1800's, she was one of the first woman to ever attend the institution, however, it was initially under the pretense that she could only audit classes as no women were allowed to enroll at the time; a rule she railed against with a vengeance.[22] It wasn't until the year 1921 (as seen in the opening title sequence) that she was able to officially graduate with her M.D. certificate.

During Magnus's time reliving the past, to build credit to the name 'Helen Bancroft', she went through graduate school again.[1] By the year 1916, she had:

  • Graduated from the University of London with a Doctor in Science degree in Medical Science; becoming a visiting professor there.
  • Gained a PhD in Global Health from the University of Lahore in Pakistan; becoming the professor of Global Health at Lahore, its Executive Director of Health Science, and their Director of Medical Fellowship.
  • Became an honorary professor at the University of Queensland in Australia.

During the summer semester of 1948, she taught a Fellowship course at Black Mountain College in North Carolina to share an office with Buckminster Fuller.


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.[22]

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. Episode 1x07 - "The Five"
Episode 1x12 - "Revelations, Part I"
Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
November 1888 Magnus is 38-years-old when Druitt kills Molly and she cryogenically preserves the embryo she is carrying. Episode 0x01 - "Webisode 1"
Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II"
Early 1898 Magnus is 47-years-old during the events of investigating the Spring-heeled Jack case with Watson. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
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1908 Magnus is 57/58-years-old when The Five hunt down Adam Worth. Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
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5th & 6th June 1944 Magnus is 93-years-old during the events of D-Day in Normandy, France. Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"
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1985 Magnus is 134/135-years-old when she saves an 8-year-old Will from a Giant Lizard Creature. Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II"
Early 2008 Magnus reveals herself to Will as being 157-years-old. Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II"
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Early 2008 Magnus is said to be 157-years-old by Ashley. Episode 1x07 - "The Five"
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Mid 2009 Magnus references herself to Will as being 158-years-old. Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"
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Early 2010 Magnus declares to Will that she is 159-years-old. Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
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8th October 2010 Magnus is 160-years-old during the Time Dilation Field event in Carentan, France. Episode 3x18 - "Carentan"
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Early 2011 Magnus leaves from the year 2011 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 113 years of her life. Episode 3x20 - "Into the Black"
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Early 1898 Magnus is 160-years-old while chasing Worth through London. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
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Early 2011 Magnus is 273-years-old when she eventually returns back to the same point in time in the year 2011 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. Episode 4x02 - "Uprising"
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Early 2012 In a deleted scene, 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. Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II"
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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 2011 instead of 161
275 in 2012 instead of 162
276 in 2013 instead of 163
277 in 2014 instead of 164
278 in 2015 instead of 165
279 in 2016 instead of 166
280 in 2017 instead of 167
281 in 2018 instead of 168
282 in 2019 instead of 169
283 in 2020 instead of 170

Character and Traits

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.[13]

Magnus'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 [23] and admits that "dinner parties are hell" [7] 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, Magnus 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.[24]

As a physician and scientist, while some of her procedures and treatments may occasionally be considered controversial by some and or unheard of, Magnus does adhere to the Hippocratic Oath. While she studies and treats a wide range of abnormal beings, she does not use that knowledge for ill-purpose acts such as like the Cabal who try to create and or modify creatures (something Magnus is adamantly against). Magnus is very cautious with genetic treatments, especially with her uneasiness to 'fly blind' without having the creator and or also the creator's research and notes to follow [5] [25] considering the possibility that her attempts to undo what has been done may accidentally kill the subject outright.[26]

Altered Physiology

Presumably due to the affects of the Source Blood giving her a unique blood chemistry, besides having Longevity, Magnus 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 [27], saying that she rarely sleeps unless her patients do too.[28] 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).[29] [15] [7] [13] [30]

(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 [5] or intentionally induced in a controlled laboratory setting as a 6-7 week-old embryo.[29])
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.[31] [26]

Other physical traits Magnus 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.[16] 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.[32] [33] [34] [1] (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.) [25] [17] [35] [36] [37]
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.[38] [37] [39] Noteworthy afflictions she has rebounded from include 3 separate traumas to the brain [7] [40] [36] and organ failure caused by severe radiation poisoning. [32] [41] [35] [42] [43]
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.[39]
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.[22] [44]


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

She is knowledgeable in a vast number of languages, including:

Arabic Audibly understands. Episode 2x01 - "End of Nights, Part I"
Cambodian Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
Cuneiform Able to read and translate the ancient Sumerian symbols. Episode 3x06 - "Animus"
Episode 3x09 - "Vigilante"
Episode 3x14 - "Metamorphosis"
Able to read and translate Praxian lexicon that closely resemble ancient Sumerian Cuneiform. Episode 3x06 - "Animus"
Episode 4x09 - "Chimera"
English Native / first language (inherent British variant). All episodes.
French Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"
German Can audibly understand and identify its Bavarian dialect(s). Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"
Hindi Can audibly understand, verbally speak, and has knowledge of its ancient Urdu dialect. Episode 2x12 - "Kali, Part I"
Episode 2x13 - "Kali, Part II"
Episode 3x01 - "Kali, Part III"
Italian Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 1x07 - "The Five"
Japanese Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 2x12 - "Kali, Part I"
Henry requests Magnus to be on standby as an interpreter. Episode 4x10 - "Acolyte"
Latin Fluent in, being that she is a medical doctor / scientist and it's her father's favorite language. Episode 1x13 - "Revelations, Part II"
Magnus reveals to Will the phrase she taught Ashley. Episode 2x03 - "Eulogy"
Norwegian Verbally speaks.[45] Episode 3x09 - "Vigilante"
Sanguine vampiris script Able to read and verbally translate. Episode 3x16 - "Awakening"
Spanish Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 4x10 - "Acolyte"
Zulu Audibly understands and verbally speaks. Episode 2x11 - "Haunted"

Weapons and Fighting

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:

Knife Butterfly At the London Sanctuary, Watson inspects the weapons that were confiscated by Scotland Yard from Future-Magnus. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
During a pat-down, Nicholls finds the weapon strapped to Magnus' left thigh. Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"
Diving Magnus uses the tool several times during her time trapping in the decommissioned bore-hole of an abandoned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"
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Fixed Blade Magus carries the weapon as personal defense while traversing the post-apocalyptical version of Old City in the Guardian's Timeline. She eventually attaches it to a pole, creating a spear. Episode 2x05 - "Pavor Nocturnus"
Folding Magnus initially struggles to pull out the knife strapped to her left ankle and uses it to free herself as well as Will and Kate from their rope confines. Episode 2x10 - "Sleepers"
Scalpel While not used as a weapon, it is a type of knife/blade that she is quite deft at using. Magnus proceeds to use the medical tool to operate on her afflicted father; removing the Scarab from the back of his neck, reverting his persona from Charlie to Gregory. Episode 1x10 - "Warriors"
Switchblade Future-Magnus throws the weapon into Future-Worth's right leg just above the knee, hobbling him and causing him great pain. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
(Improvised) Melee Weapon Baton Magnus makes and uses a makeshift baton out of metal pipe against Worth. Episode 3x07 - "Breach"
Future-Magnus makes and uses a makeshift baton out of metal, ~wood, and cloth against Druitt. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
Chain Magnus uses a length of metal chain as a whip against Worth, wrapping it around her body. Episode 3x07 - "Breach"
Hammer Magnus uses the discarded tool she found in the warehouse against Worth, hitting him several times with it. Episode 3x07 - "Breach"
(Broken) Metal Bar Magnus stabs Afina with the weapon after she broke it off of a pedestal. Episode 3x16 - "Awakening"
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Spear Magnus uses the pointy weapon she stuck together against Pale-Faces in the Guardian's Timeline. Episode 2x05 - "Pavor Nocturnus"
Staff Magnus uses the thin metal pole against Worth after he throws it to her. Episode 3x07 - "Breach"
Rock Magnus uses the large piece of loose stone rubble as a tool to bash the crystal structure encasing Afina to break it open; allowing her access to take a blood sample and save Tesla's life by re-vamping him with it. Episode 3x16 - "Awakening"
Praxian Energy Weapon Vaporizer Magnus picks up the weapon Future-Worth dropped, and vaporizes him with it. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
Whip Magnus disarms Fallon of her weapon, taking it from her, and proceeds to point it at Ranna. Episode 3x11 - "Pax Romana"
Pistol Revolver Magnus threats Druitt with her gun, hoping to dissuade him from killing Molly. As Molly's throat is slashed, Magnus discharges her firearm at Druitt as he teleports away; grazing his right cheek.[46] Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II" (Flashback)
In a 1908, Magnus arms herself with her personal handgun as The Five investigate Worth's warehouse. Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country" (Flashback)
In 1898, Future-Magnus uses the weapon against Future-Worth. Past-Magnus discretely reaches for it as a form of self-defense during a threatening situation involving Druitt, but devastatingly finds it has gone missing from its drawer; Future-Magnus had just previously 'borrowed' it from her. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
Though not used in combat, the same revolver seen in 4x01 (potentially also the same weapon seen in 1x02 as well as in 3x08) is seen temporarily handled again by Magnus during a brief moment of reflection in her study shortly before the Hollow Earth Insurgent infiltration and subsequent self-destruction of the Old City Sanctuary. Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II"
Semi-automatic Go-to sidearm / weapon of choice. Is usually concealed carried in Magnus's 'gun bum'. She also has them hidden around her rooms in her properties. Used in mass majority of episodes.
Rifle Lever-Action In 1908 at the Quarry, Magnus shoots at Worth a few times; hitting him once.[47] Episode 3x07 - "Breach" (Flashback)
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Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country" (Flashback)
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RPG Launcher While riding in a small tender boat owned by Forsythe, Magnus uses the launcher to fire upon the lead Sanctuary ship; destroying its navigational/weapons tower which prevents Wexford from locking missiles directly onto Big Bertha, causing him to fire blindly at her location. Episode 3x01 - "Kali, Part III"
Tranquilizer Gun Airsoft rifle (tranq darts) Magnus uses medically modified tranqs to hunt down an escaped Will in the form of a Cillobar. Episode 3x14 - "Metamorphosis"
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Semi-automatic pistol (tranq bullets) Magnus switched from live-ammo to tranqs to take down the Nubbins Predator on the Lophelia. Episode 1x06 - "Nubbins"
Magnus uses tranqs against the Trust-Fund Vampires. Episode 2x10 - "Sleepers"
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  • 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.[37]
  • Used the automated assist mechanism to kill intruders.[1]

With a brief glance, Magnus can specify weapons, such as Starstreak missiles.[48]


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

Aircraft Fixed-Wing Magnus flies to Comoros Airport on Grande Comore just off the coast of Mozambique, Africa to meet with Feliz. While there, her brand new jet she just bought is stored in a hanger. During a hostage situation, Chesky and Jonesy try to hijack the plane. Once the jets' defense measures activate, the pair decide to hit it with an EM pulse to disable the feature, however, instead it causes the plane to explode, killing the two men and sending Magnus, Charlotte, Feliz, and Brad Sylvester flying backwards on the tarmac. Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"
Magnus and Will fly out on a joint mission to meet with the London Sanctuary team to investigate an icebreaker in the Barents Sea carrying Hollow Earth abnormals. Unfortunately, a severe snow storm hits and the pair are grounded at Longyear for many hours before they can take off. When the weather clears and they finally arrive at the stranded vessel, they find Migoi impersonating them. Episode 4x07 - "Icebreaker"
Magnus flies herself in a jet to from Old City to Buenos Aires to meet up with Kate, Will, and Declan in their effort to save Bigfoot and stop an Hollow Earth abnormal attack on the SCIU Summit meeting being held at the Gran Atlante Hotel. Episode 4x10 - "Acolyte"
Rotary Magnus and Will charter a helicopter from New Orleans and fly out to an abandoned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico to capture a Vampyroteuthis infernalis. During take off on their return trip, a Southern-Hemispheric Sea Scorpion sabotages the aircraft's engines, causing the helicopter to crash. Magnus and Will then spend a good chuck of time climbing over the wreckage before blowing it up to get the two fighting abnormals away from them. Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"
Magnus and Henry use the Sanctuary helicopter Talon to try to subdue Big Bertha with an LRAD device. In failing to lock on the Bertha, Henry uses the device to hit Forsythe's ship, severing his connection to Bertha. Episode 2x13 - "Kali, Part II"
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After Wexford deposes Magnus as Head of the Global Sanctuary Network and angers Bertha into creating a massive tidal wave, Magnus uses the Talon to block Wexford from shooting Bertha with missiles and attempts to use the aircraft to coax Bertha back into the water. Unfortunately, Bertha emits an EMP burst that hits the Talon, causing Magnus to crash at sea. Episode 3x01 - "Kali, Part III"
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Land Vehicle Car Magnus is driven by Bigfoot in her Mercedes around Old City in her pursuit of Alexei. During a chase down an alleyway, Bigfoot accidentally hits Will with her car. Magnus gets out to look at him. Realizing he'll be okay, Bigfoot and Magnus drive off and Magnus spends a couple hours at the Hospital morgue. Once Magnus finishes, she runs into Will and hands him her card. Later that night, Bigfoot and Magnus take her car to pick up Will at his apartment building and return to the Old City Sanctuary. Episode 1x01 - "Sanctuary for All, Part I"
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Offscreen, Magnus drove herself in her Mercedes to the shipping warehouse that imported a Blattella asahinai sapien. This is evident by seeing her car parked outside the building alongside the retrieval van (Henry) and Ashley's motorcycle. Episode 1x11 - "Instinct"
Magnus and Will drive a convertible BMW to Martin Wood's residence in nearby Vancouver, Canada. Unfortunately, Kate kidnaps him and a car chase ensues, ending at a loading dock area on the bank of river. Kate then steals the car Magnus was driving; later that night while in the car, Kate was then shot at by the Cabal. Episode 2x01 - "End of Nights, Part I"
Magnus patrols in her Mercedes a condemned area with Will looking for any sign of Kate and Jimmy who failed to meet up at the rendezvous point and are currently missing following an ambush. Episode 2x09 - "Penance"
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Magnus drives her Mercedes across the river to New City along with Will and Kate to rescue Tesla from the Trust-Fund Vampires; parking on the street just outside the high-rise apartment building. Episode 2x10 - "Sleepers"
Magnus drives her Mercedes to check up on Will and Kate who were ambushed by Virgil's goons as they drove the box van to an offsite location. Magnus then down Kate who's now Episode 3x05 - "Hero II: Broken Arrow"
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Magnus escapes suburbia via Will's BMW; driving herself and Will off a seaside cliff to reject the Psych Worm's Dream World. Episode 3x19 - "Out of the Blue"
After Capt. Franklin is blackmailed by Will to set up Magnus, Magnus flees the trap via a Chrysler 300; a car chase subsequently occurs as she is closely pursued by Will on motorcycle. Episode 4x12 - "Sanctuary for None, Part I"
Motorcycle At the end of the car chase when Magnus's Chrysler 300 gets boxed in by Will, after a short fist-fight, Magnus escapes capture and arrest by acquiring Will's motorcycle and accelerating off down the road. Episode 4x12 - "Sanctuary for None, Part I"
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SUV/Truck On 4th October 1957, Magnus is driving a stick shift vehicle around the desert near Albuquerque, New Mexico on a quest to return a Shaman's ashes. Episode 2x03 - "Eulogy" (Flashback)
Tank On 5th June 1944, Magnus pilots an appropriated German tank along roads in Normandy, France. When stopped at a Nazi checkpoint, she fires the tank upon the guard booth, destroying it. Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"
Van Magnus drives the Sanctuary retrieval van to the Neptune Cannery at the docks in Old City. After letting Will and Ashley out of the vehicle to pursue Malcolm on foot, she drives the vehicle around the property and positions it backed up to a wall that Malcolm runs right into; ending the chase in his capture. Episode 1x04 - "Folding Man"
Magnus and Kate flee along with Bigfoot in a the suicide bombers' panel van from the implosion of the Gran Atlante Hotel located just outside of Buenos Aires. They end up still caught by the blast, blowing the van over on its side. Episode 4x10 - "Acolyte"
Water Vessel Submarine Magnus and Will travel in the Nautilus to the Milwaukee Deep in the Bermuda Triangle just north of Puerto Rico following up on a distress call by Sally's family. After Magnus becomes infected and and almost sunders the vessel, Will saves her and the sub, and the pair travel back to the port of San Juan. Episode 1x09 - "Requiem"
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She is technologically savvy:

  • Able to use and repair a range of analogue and digital devices.
  • Familiar with the Sanctuary's computer system.[49]
  • Can perform piggy-backed hacks.[50]
  • Can get severely damaged and parted computer systems to operate again powered with car batteries.[24]
  • Able to boost a crashed helicopter's radio distress signal using the inside walls of the borehole of an abandoned oil rig.[13]
  • Can send a long-wave transmission out of old disused radios attached to solar panels.[48]
  • Can quickly figure out the UI of both Praxian [51] [43] [49] and Vampire technologies.[34]

Magnus replicating Worth's Time Node out of scraped parts from old household appliances.

One of Magnus'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.[24] When Magnus 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 Field even though she never actually physically spent time working on one of Adam's nodes (Henry and Tesla did; whom the audience can infer relayed their findings to her).


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

In an implanted perfect dream world, Helen 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.[36]


John Druitt

Magnus and Druitt in a rare moment of peace.

Magnus was briefly engaged to Druitt, her lover and first patient. She had a daughter with him, Ashley, who was originally conceived in late 1888. She froze the embryo for almost a century before loneliness and the thought that Druitt was gone for good allowed her to carry her to term. It is implied on more than one occasion that she was once very much in love with him and those feelings continue to haunt her emotionally. However his activities as "Jack the Ripper" and his betrayal of her trust has remained a source of terrible pain.
Ashley Magnus
Helen brought Ashley to term to be a companion to help combat the overbearing weight of eternal loneliness that she was experiencing due to having lived for so long [29]; after having continually witnessed people that she loved and cared about die.[7] Helen loved her daughter with all her heart, and was very protective of her. Even though Helen needed Ashley to fulfill a vital and dangerous role within the Sanctuary Network for Helen's work, Helen candidly admitted to Ashley that she can't bear to see her hurt. This had previously led Magnus to keep certain details from Ashley, such as the identity of her father.[52] Ashley's 'death' was possibly the most terrible pain that has ever happened to Magnus, rivaled only by Druitt's betrayal, even making her try to find a way to end the eternity of her life.[24]
Dr. Will Zimmerman
After saving his life when he was an 8-year-old boy, Magnus had kept a long-distance watch over Will into adulthood. She anonymously funded his scholarship to Harvard University, and has now become his mentor. Even though he irritates her at times, she regards him as her protégé and friend who she has been grooming as her replacement as head of the Sanctuary Network should her eternal life come to an unexpected end.
Henry Foss
Magnus took charge of Henry when she found him as an orphan boy on the Moors. Realizing he was a HAP, she helped him suppress his abnormal nature until he was ready to embrace it as an adult. Since raising him like a son alongside her daughter Ashley, Magnus was very visibly upset when she thought she had lost him to a creature through a dimensional rift (seemingly as if she just lost a second child); she was seen not wanting to physically let go of Henry once Tesla had finally returned him to her.[53] Magnus was also seen to act like a knowing parent to Henry when she assigned Kate Freelander to make sure he didn't get distracted by technological things while down in Praxis.[43] Magnus is seen to off-and-on tease Henry, preying on his gullibility to easily believe her word about historical events and places, such as the real location of Area 51, about the true nature of The Pentagon [53], and Henry's continued outspoken hope for the existence of extra-terrestrial aliens. When Henry starts to recount a wild dream he had involving his girlfriend Erika Myers dressed as Princess Leia and him using his lightsaber (his wording easily inferable to be a possible sexual fantasy), Magnus lets out a shocked gasp and stops him before he could say more.[49] This familial closeness between her and Henry grants Magnus the role of being Henry's future daughter Alice's non-biological grandmother.
Bigfoot has been with Magnus for the last third of her long life, and has become one of her most trusted, companions and a dear friend.
Nikola Tesla

Magnus smiling at Tesla in "Animus", after almost being blown up by the holographic map's particle accelerator.

Magnus's relationship to Tesla is very complex and at times has been difficult; although she acknowledges his genius and clearly enjoys their verbal sparring, his continuous amorous and sexual advances have gotten on her nerves for decades. But Magnus really enjoys that relationship more then she is willing to admit. Like most others who knew him, she considered him "an obnoxious ass" back in their Oxford days, but she didn't, however, give up on him, helping him realize that his aspirations of ancient Vampire grandeur were doomed to fail. After the disappearance(s) of Druitt their relationship develops; she comforts him when he is 'de-vamped' and even kisses him in the Main Lab during the Abnormal Insurgency invasion of the Old City Sanctuary. However, despite their differences, they both love each other deeply even though they both loath to admit.
Dr. James Watson
Another member of The Five, Magnus and Watson were very close partners. Watson helped Magnus conduct research and run the original Sanctuary in London,[41] eventually being given the reigns to the UK Sanctuary when Magnus left England for Old City to start a new Sanctuary there. Magnus and Watson cared deeply for one another; being one another's trusted confidants.[54] In the early 1940's Druitt suspected out of jealousy that Magnus and Watson had become a romantic couple, becoming filled with rage at the thought of his best friend sleeping with his ex-lover that he still has feelings for.[55] Potentially due to Watson's limited mobility later in life, Magnus had been known to visit him in London every so often.[22] While a past brief sexual relationship between the two hasn't been confirmed to the audience, fans do otherwise consider Watson to be an Uncle / Godfather figure to Magnus's daughter, Ashley.


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

John Druitt Magnus's former fiancé, whom she loved with her entire being [15] while at Oxford, and biological father of her daughter Ashley.
Dr. James Watson Close partner, trusted confidant, and potential lover.
Nikola Tesla Longtime best friend [53] 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.[49] (Amanda Tapping believes they may have been together at one point.[56])
Amelia Earhart (Amanda Tapping says they were in some sort of relationship.) [57]
Charlotte Benoit Brief one-time lover for a few days.[37]
Olaf Von Ausburg Suggested past lover who invites Magnus over for a relaxing weekend getaway, though she declined his offer due to emotional distress surrounding Ashley's upcoming birthday.[13]
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.[27]
An unnamed Romanian Lupus Wrangler When Will first arrived at the Old City Sanctuary, Ashley recounted a time when she and her mother along with a bunch of nervous locals (one of which "who seriously looked like Adrien Brody [58]" caught her eye) had bagged and tagged a werewolf den during the summer of her 18th birthday (year 2002). When Ashley had gushed over the memory of the attractive man, Magnus had tried to temper Ashley's unfiltered blathering to which Ashley responded by looking up at her, letting out: "You thought he was hot, too.".[20]


  • Magnus's birthday of August 27th is directly based off of Amanda Tapping's August 28th birthday, just moved slightly earlier to occur on the day before.

Hair Style and Color

Due to Amanda Tapping's prior acting role as lead character Samantha Carter in the massively popular Stargate Franchise, the premise for Sanctuary was to try to make Helen Magnus look completely different, to not be a Sam Carter 2.0 just with an English accent. While it did cause some fan disturbance, Amanda had decided to grow out her hair from her iconic short blonde pixie cut / bob. During the Web Series, she wore a raven colored black wig. During the reshoot and TV Series pick-up, she had actually dyed her hair dark brunette throughout the entire run of the show.

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In Episode 1x05 - "Kush", when Magnus call's Ashley's cellphone from the satellite phone after the crash, the contact photo on the screen is a beautiful shot of Magnus smiling at the camera. In reality, the phone Emilie is using is actually owned by Martin Wood. BTS, Amanda had called his phone from hers, having the contact name on his phone simply changed from "Amanda" to say "Mom" instead. This photo was taken by Martin when they were sitting at a restaurant for dinner right after Amanda had dyed her hair dark for the series.[59]

Some real world parallels between both Amanda and Helen do exist, such as the decision for Magnus to be a natural blonde who dyes her hair brunette later in life. It's unknown if Magnus's daughter Ashley was always intended for the character to be cast as a blonde, confirming the heredity. Emilie Ullerup who plays Ashley (who won the role by beating out several other actresses due to her impressive ability to pick up fight choreography almost instantly) is a natural blonde herself, and thus, so is Ashley by default (Magnus being a natural blonde may possibly be partially due to this fact to keep continuity).

1850 ~ 1908 Across Multiple Flashbacks 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.[41]
Early 1920's Season 1 Opening Title Sequence 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.[60]
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1st January, 1933 Season 2 Opening Title Sequence 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).[61]
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6th June, 1944 Episode 3x17 - "Normandy" During her involvement of D-Day in WWII, Magnus had dyed her hair a dark shade of red (Amanda had wore a red wig as tribute to her grandmother who colored her hair red during the war).
6th February, 1945 Season 3 Opening Title Sequence Magnus has brunette hair while posing next to Mahātmā Ghandi in Dehli, India.[62]
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4th October, 1957 Episode 2x03 - "Eulogy" Magnus has long brunette hair while in / near Albuquerque, New Mexico to return a Shaman's remains to a local Native American tribe.
Late 1950's / Early 1960's Season 4 Opening Title Sequence Magnus with her usual dark brunette color is seen in a photo standing next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during what looks to be a march / outside gathering of some sort.
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1987 All Opening Title Sequences Brunette hair based on the photo of Helen with a young Ashley around age ~3-years-old.
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Early 2008 to Early 2009 Season 1 Brunette.
Early 2009 to Early 2010 Season 2 Brunette.
Early 2010 to Early 2011 Season 3 Brunette.
Trip through the Past Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II" 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 2011 to Early 2012 Season 4 Brunette.
(Speculation / Fan Theory: To keep Helen Bancroft's identity separate from Helen Magnus, whatever hair color Magnus had, Future-Helen might have adopted the opposite for Bancroft in an effort to help not blow her cover. This could mean that Future-Helen was actually blonde for a very long time until fairly recently; until right before she rejoined her original timeline in early-2011 in which she would have finally begun to dye her hair brunette again. Alternatively, Future-Helen as Bancroft may have intentionally made sure to always copy the same hair color as Magnus in order to insure Magnus's natural history in case someone had accidentally recognized her and or as mentioned earlier, for Future-Helen to continue to be able to impersonate her Past-Self at any given point in time (avoiding a repeat incidence of Episode 4x01 - "Tempus" where both Past-Watson and Past-Druitt immediately noticed her change in hair color). It's hard to say for certain as to which scenario is the most plausible, as according to Abby and Will, there are apparently no historical photos whatsoever of Helen Bancroft in existence for them to reference in order to visually confirm her identify as actually having been Future-Helen.[1])

Character Error: In Episode 2x09 - "Penance", Jimmy played by Michael Shanks (Amanda's long time co-star on Stargate SG-1) makes an in-joke saying "I love the hair" to which Magnus thanks him for it. It's a reference to Amanda changing hairstyles between series (short blonde to long brunette). In-universe however, it makes zero sense as from character history, Magnus has had her same long dark hair for well over the last 50+ years prior to then, easily since before whenever Jimmy was even born.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II"
  2. Her longevity was activated in the Spring of 1886, halting her cells from continual aging.
  3. As of her birthday on August 27th, 2011.
  4. Wagner, Curt (September 6, 2010). Exclusive from inside 'Sanctuary': Helen Magnus turned 160 on Aug. 27. RedEye. Tribune Company. Retrieved on August 6, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Episode 1x10 - "Warriors"
  6. Sanctuary Cast, Dr. Helen Magnus. Syfy. Retrieved on August 6, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Episode 1x09 - "Requiem"
  8. Episode 0x06 - "Webisode 6" An adult Helen is upset that the Board had cut her father's membership from the institution. Gregory tells Helen that the Royal College had tried to rescind his membership for a decade now. In Webisode 5, a ~15-year-old Helen overhears two Victorian doctors tell Gregory that the Board had started to reach their limits with him.
  9. Episode 1x07 - "The Five"
  10. Episode 3x12 - "Hangover"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Episode 4x03 - "Untouchable"
  12. Episode 3x02 - "Firewall"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"
  14. A different person appears on a photo with Magnus in the opening credits of every season.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Episode 1x05 - "Kush"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Episode 4x10 - "Acolyte"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Episode 3x01 - "Kali, Part III"
  18. Amanda Tapping VIP Panel Armageddon Expo in Auckland 2011. Minute Mark:17:53-18:51.
  19. Episode 0x01 - "Webisode 1"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Episode 1x01 - "Sanctuary for All, Part I"
  21. Episode 0x06 - "Webisode 6"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Episode 1x12 - "Revelations, Part I"
  23. Episode 0x07 - "Webisode 7"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Episode 2x05 - "Pavor Nocturnus"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Episode 2x10 - "Sleepers"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Episode 4x08 - "Fugue"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Episode 1x06 - "Nubbins"
  28. Episode 1x03 - "Fata Morgana"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Episode 1x02 - "Sanctuary for All, Part II"
  30. Episode 4x07 - "Icebreaker"
  31. Episode 2x03 - "Eulogy"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Episode 3x07 - "Breach"
  33. Episode 3x14 - "Metamorphosis"
  34. 34.0 34.1 Episode 3x16 - "Awakening"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Episode 3x09 - "Vigilante"
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Episode 3x19 - "Out of the Blue"
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"
  38. Episode 2x02 - "End of Nights, Part II"
  39. 39.0 39.1 Episode 4x11 - "The Depths"
  40. Episode 2x07 - "Veritas"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
  42. Episode 3x10 - "The Hollow Men"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Episode 3x11 - "Pax Romana"
  44. Episode 1x13 - "Revelations, Part II"
  45. Note: Spoken dialogue isn't real Norwegian. Amanda Tapping was unknowingly given random gibberish to say by Christopher Heyerdahl's father during prep for the episode.
  46. Same November 1888 flashback scene was originally seen in the beginning of 0x01.
  47. This flashback scenario is shown across two episodes, in which it is first seen briefly in 3x07 and expanded upon in 3x08.
  48. 48.0 48.1 Episode 3x18 - "Carentan"
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Episode 4x09 - "Chimera"
  50. Episode 4x02 - "Uprising"
  51. Episode 3x06 - "Animus"
  52. Episode 1x08 - "Edward"
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Episode 4x05 - "Resistance"
  54. Episode 4x01 - "Tempus"
  55. Episode 3x17 - "Normandy"
  56. YouTube - Amanda Tapping Fan Expo 2012 Minute mark 1:43 - 1:51. Amanda mentions her belief about Magnus and Tesla's relationship as she explains their kiss seen at the end of Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II".
  57. Photo in Season 2 Opening Credits
  58. Adrien Brody on The Internet Movie Database
  59. Mentioned during the commentary track for the episode.
  60. This is a mirrored photo, where Magnus's face was photo-shopped in place of Albert's then-wife Elsa. The photo was taken sometime between October 1922 and March 1923 when they went on a 5-month trip to Asia and the Middle East
  61. Being that Magnus was edited in, as the original photo does not have another person standing to the right of the propeller, a good wager would be that Magnus's hair was brown as the show had to have Amanda pose for it in that outfit, not just photo-shopping out the real person's face with hers.
  62. An image of Magnus from Episode 2x01 - "End of Nights, Part I" while Magnus was searching for Ashley in Cairo, Egypt is superimposed on to the image.