Szardos Clan - Phase 1
Portrayed by Thomas Mikusz, Ellen Muth, Sibel Kekilli
|Known Aliases:||Margali Szardos (deceased); Stefan and Mirela, Jimaine|
|Affiliations:||Kurt Sefton, Amanda Sefton, Meggan Szardos|
|Socked By:||Kate, Rossi, Jen|
|Introduction:||January 12, 2005|
The Szardos Clan are the immediate family of Kurt Sefton, Amanda Sefton and Meggan Szardos. They have little interaction with the school and little connection to other current characters beyond Wanda Maximoff, herself Romani.
First appearance: January 12, 2005
|Ivan Szardos - deceased|| witch, in 1974. It was his generous nature that opened their doors to the blue mutant child abandoned by his mother and which broke his heart when his daughter Amanda was taken by a man claiming to be from the government in 1989. He died of heart failure in 1994, leaving Margali to raise their children and to lead the clan.
|Margali Szardos - deceased|| disowning of Amanda following her alliance with Selene was an indication of that - and it became increasingly so as time passed and she began to slip into early dementia. She died in August 2006 following a misguided attempt to steal Amanda's body with the magical aid of persons unknown.
|Stefan Szardos|| October 2007 he married Mirela Natonska, after sounding her out on her attitudes towards mutants, with his 'demon' brother and 'monster' little sister.
PB: Thomas Mikusz.
|Kurt Sefton|| Mystique, gave birth to him in the guise of a homeless young German woman and vanished shortly afterwards, naming the blue infant 'Kurt Wagner' before she did. She later fathered another child, Kurt's half-sister Marie D'Ancato. For further details, see his individual page.
PB: Alan Cumming
|Amanda Sefton|| Rack, posing as a government social worker. For further details, see her individual page.
PB: Billie Piper
|Jimaine Szardos|| body snatching scheme. As Margali was dying, Amanda used Jimiane's resemblance to herself to ensure Margali passed on her magic to the younger sibling, who was more suited to becoming the clan Draborni. Jimiane has much to learn, still, and is in frequent contact with her sister to ask for advice.
PB: Ellen Muth
|Meggan Szardos|| Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. For further details, see her individual page.
PB: Carey Mulligan
|Mirela Szardos (formerly Natonska) - Stefan's wife|| condition worsened, it was with Mirela's family that Stefan placed the empathic shapeshifter, to save her the exposure to Margali's instability.
Mirela loves to laugh, and has a sunny personality that will do much to ease Stefan's seriousness. She is also strong-willed, and dedicated to her family and her people. She will do her best to support Stefan in his role as clan leader, and to help her new sisters and brother recover from the upheaval of Margali's death.
PB: Sibel Kekilli
Other Relatives: Many extended relatives - aunts, uncles, cousins of various degrees.
The Szardos Clan are a Roma clan living largely in Germany. They are named for the leading family, the Szardos family, of whom Margali was formerly the head. Margali was also a magic user, acting as Draborni or fortune-teller for the clan and her eldest son Stefan replaced her as leader upon her death. The clan runs a small circus during the summer months, touring Europe, in which the family performs various acts.
The Szardos family was comprised of Margali and her five children, two of whom she adopted. Stefan is the eldest, with Margali adopting Kurt after his mother, Mystique, abandoned him immediately after his birth. Her third child, Gemile was kidnapped by the black magician Rack at the age of two and her fourth, Jimaine, was born six months later. In 1994 Margali's husband Ivan died of heart failure, leaving Margali to raise their children and take on the mantle of leadership. In 2005 the shapeshifter child Meggan was adopted by Margali to provide her with a legal identity whilst she was at the school, and following Amanda's departure from the school Meggan came to live with the caravan.
Amanda's return in 2005 made things particularly difficult with the family dynamics - Jimaine became jealous of the attention her previously-unknown sister received, particularly from her favourite brother, Kurt and Margali harboured a deep-seated doubt and disappointment that her eldest daughter had become an Outsider. Jimiane blamed Amanda for Kurt's absences from the clan and bonded even further with her mother as a result. This situation became even more marked with Kurt's casting out following the events of Mommy Dearest Redux.
Things came to a head in August 2007 when it was discovered that Margali had encouraged Jimaine to pose as Amanda and steal several powerful magical texts from the Dr. Stephen Strange collection in Wanda's custody. Upon being confronted, Margali used a powerful spell to switch bodies with Amanda and flee, eventually tracked down by Kurt and various members of X-Force. It became clear Margali was suffering from some kind of dementia, which had driven her into paranoid behaviour patterns and resulted in her targeting Amanda. Convinced of the error of her ways, she reversed the spell. The effort was too much for her and she passed away shortly after. Before she died, she reinstated Kurt to the clan, and asked for Amanda's forgiveness.
Stefan is now head of the clan, and Jimaine has been given Margali's power as Draborni, although she will need much training and practice in the art. Stefan is now married to Mirela Natonska, a girl from another Roma clan. Most recently, it was decided that Meggan should return to the school to learn to use her powers more effectively. The three siblings living in the States frequently visit, often bringing guests such as Carmilla Black and Nico Minoru.