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"And by the Power of Magus, a drop from the Wave doth reach the heavens, and creates a new Wave."
Epitaph of Twilight

Magus (メイガス) is the 3rd Phase of the Cursed Wave and was referred to as "The Propagation".


Epitaph of Twilight

In the Epitaph of Twilight, a drop from the Wave touches the heavens, and creating a new Wave, by Magus's power.


Various encounters with Vagrant AI eventually lead Kite and BlackRose to the dungeon of Λ Pulsating Worst Core, where the mysterious Net Slum is said to exist. After a long trek through the dungeon the pair succeed in reaching the slum, where they are greeted by a strange host of Vagrant AIs. Helba soon appears to speak with them, but is interrupted by the arrival of Balmung and Lios. Lios tries to delete Kite, but is stopped when the system suddenly begins malfunctioning. He accuses Helba of interfering, but Helba calmly replies that she's not the one responsible; it's "Her" doing. A fierce wind blows through the Net Slum, destroying buildings and forcing Balmung, Lios, and Helba to flee. Magus then appears and begins to fight against Kite and BlackRose. An intense battle begins, but in the end Magus is defeated. However its destruction causes a great strain on The World, and spreads corrupted data throughout the entire game network, damaging every Field and Root Town in the game.

Magus in Another Birth

.hack//Another Birth

Magus's apperance in Another Birth is the same as in the Games. The party that fights Magus is Kite, BlackRose, and Mistral. The entire party is severely damaged by Magus's explosive leaves at first, but they adapt to the battle when Kite tells BlackRose to destroy the leaves while he attacks the body, and it is soon defeated.


In XXXX, Kite runs into Elk while wandering around in a field filled with Aromatic Grass. Elk thinks that Kite has come for the Aromatic Grass, to try to steal Mia from him. Before Kite can explain that it's a misunderstanding, Magus suddenly appears. Kite's first instinct is to use the Bracelet, but he decides not to since he was just warned by Lios that using it damaged The World. Kite tries to tell Elk to run away, but when Elk sees Magus destroying the field and its Aromatic Grass, he tries desperately to fight it. When he realizes all his attacks are useless Elk begins to panic. Magus prepares to Data Drain him but Balmung pulls him out of the way at the last moment. The worst effects of the Data Drain are avoided, but Elk is knocked unconscious. Balmung charges into battle, demonstrating the skill that made him known as one of The World's greatest players, but to no effect. Seeing Balmung about to share Orca's fate, Kite attacks Balmung, knocking him out of the way of Magus's attack. The next Data Drain is aimed at Kite, but Cubia drops into the way, launching his own counterattack which destroys Magus.

End of The World

In End of The World, Magus is mentioned as the first Phase retrieved by the Salvage Project created by Jyotaro Amagi and Jun Bansyoya. Following the disastrous test of the Epitaph User program, Magus was the only Phase that was able to be captured and sealed by CC Corp before it could escape into the system.

Avatar Magus

.hack//G.U. Games

Magus is the Avatar controlled by Kuhn, who always refers to it as "My Magus". Magus is the first Avatar encountered by Haseo after Kuhn uses it to save Haseo and Atoli from an "Anna"-type AIDA. Haseo soon learns how to control his own Avatar, but when he begins using it recklessly in the Arena, Kuhn realizes he has to teach Haseo a lesson. He uses Magus to fight against Haseo's Skeith in an arena match. As Kuhn suspected, Haseo loses control of Skeith who rips Magus into pieces. Luckily Kuhn had prepared for this and used his special "Propagation" ability ahead of time, which gives him the power to duplicate data such as his Avatar. Though the Magus that Skeith had destroyed had only been a clone, Haseo learned how dangerous Avatars could really be, learning the lesson Kuhn had wanted to teach him.

Later, after Atoli is attacked by AIDA Kuhn uses Magus to drive it away and carry Atoli to safety.

Magus in GU+.


After Haseo is attacked by an AIDA-controlled Bordeaux, Kuhn appears and summons Avatar Magus to cleanse the AIDA from her PC. He tells Haseo that he controls Magus because he is an Epitaph User. Haseo realizes that he has a similar Epitaph inside of his character and swears to unlock it.

.hack//Mutation Stats

Before Data Drain

  • Level: 99
  • HP: Infinite
  • SP: Infinite
  • Element: None
  • Weakness: None
  • Tolerance: None


  • Data Drain: Magus casts its bracelet out from the tip of its head and data drains you. This cuts your health in half and casts all status effects.
  • Earthquake: Magus slams its body on the ground to cause a large earthquake that'll hit anything within range.
  • Death and Rebirth: Magus releases its leaves as it moves around. Each leaf has a timer and if they all hit zero, the entire scene will explode and Magus would return down from the sky with a new set of leaves. Depending on how many leaves are left decides the damage that is done to all of your party members and you. If all the leaves are still on the stage, it becomes a instant kill to everyone. This attack is unavoidable once activated.
  • Light of Purity: Magus flies up and fires a brilliant light shower onto you and your party members.
  • Dek Do: Decreases the speed of a single target.
  • Suvi Lei: Magus will paralyze one of your party members.

After Data Drain

  • Level: 99
  • HP: 4500
  • SP: Infinite
  • Element: None
  • Weakness: None
  • Tolerance: None


  • Earthquake: Magus slams its body against the ground to cause a large earthquake that will hit anything within range.
  • RaJuk Zot: A level-2 wood-elemental ground-summon spell that heavily damages anything within range.
  • Ol Repth: Recovers 400 HP.
  • Dek Do: Decreases the speed of a single target.
  • Suvi Lei: Paralyzes a single target.
  • Mumyn Lei:Puts a single target to sleep.

Data Drained Item

  • Virus Core U

.hack//G.U.//Rebirth Attacks

  • Energy Shot: Magus will spray energy blasts out of his two hands towards his opponent.
  • Leaf Shield: Magus creates a shield with six leaves, repelling and damaging any that attacks close up. Shoot to destroy. Upon destruction of the shield, Magus will be left stunned.
  • Flash of Green: Magus charges up, then fires multiple laser beams at once which move up and down.
  • Unforgiving Bud: Magus releases 10 seed-like time bombs across the screen that will then encircle Skeith. Slash to destroy as many as possible.
  • Data Drain: Magus has the Data Drain ability, but will not use it in the fight against Skeith.


  • According to the Liminality Easter Eggs, Magus is a program designed to collect data on the human need to procreate and preserve the species.
  • Magus is infamous for holding the only attack in the game that's a 1 hit KO to all party members no matter what level they are at.
  • According to Another Birth the party that defeated Magus was Kite, BlackRose, and Mistral.
  • According to .hack//XXXX, the party that defeated Magus was Kite, Elk, Balmung, and Cubia, although this is non-canon.
  • The Magi (plural form of Magus) was a tribe from ancient Media. Three famous Magi were the Three Wise Men, most likely making Magus another biblical reference.
  • Magus is the only Avatar that will not use Data Drain during it's fight, most likely due to the fact that Kuhn was not attempting to destroy Haseo.
  • Magus's GU theme song is called "The Differences Between People."
The 8 Phases of the Cursed Wave.
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