Ritual Magic: By combining specific chants and gestures, Agatha can create magical effects of up to Monstrous power. These effects can simulate the effects of a number of powers; each power is treated as a Power Stunt that she can use easily:
Force Field vs Hostiles
Force Field vs Magic
Resistance to Magic
Biophysical Control (Healing)
Biophysical Control (Disruption)
Communicate with Animals
Communicate with Plants
Mystical origin, Occult Lore, Scholar of Antiquities
New Salem Witches, Fantastic Four
Agatha Harkness was the greatest sorceress from the witch colony of New Salem, Colorado. She was the “Grande Dame” of the community for a long time, but eventually she grew restless and returned to the outside world. She built her home of Whisper Hill in the Adirondack Mts. of upstate New York. She became aware of the infant Franklin’s existence and powers and decided that she should offer her services as his governess.
When Reed and Sue learned of her powers, they agreed; they had been seeking someone who could fill the post of both nanny and protector. Agatha proved she could do both when she defeated the three members of the Frightful Four. Whisper Hill was later destroyed. Agatha and Franklin were forcibly brought to New Salem by her son, Nicholas Scratch, who placed her on trial for consorting with the outside world. The FF came to her rescue and defeated Scratch and his villainous children the Salem’s Seven. Agatha exiled Scratch to Limbo.
Later the Salem’s Seven seized power in New Salem and executed Agatha by burning her at the stake. However, Agatha’s spirit still lives on in disembodied form. She directed the Scarlet Witch to New Salem, where they fought the Salem’s Seven and apparently destroyed the entire community. In her final encounter with the Scarlet Witch, Agatha summoned her to the mystical dimension ruled by Samhain. There Agatha had been bound to an ethereal stake. The Scarlet Witch eventually freed her and permitted Agatha to claim her eternal rest.