|Crimson Gem of Cyttorak|
|Real Name||Crimson Gem of Cyttorak|
|Powers and Abilities||Greatly Enhances Mutant Powers|
The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak is a mystical device. It was harnessed to greatly enhance the powers of mutants.
It is unknown who or how the Crimson Gem was discovered.
Somehow, it was found by Magneto, who learned that it could enhance mutant powers. It emitted a type of radiation that enhanced their powers to their maximum potential. It also altered their bodies and could affect a person's mind.
He used it to enhance himself then to power Asteroid M.
The other members of the X-Men and Brotherhood joined forces to stop Magneto. They destroyed the Asteroid. While it was crashing, Mystique went into the chamber and enhanced herself. She had a higher muscle tone and was given scales on her body. She was able to hide her smell and block telepathic abilities.
It is unknown just what happened to the Gem afterwards. It was presumably destroyed along with the Asteroid. Cyclops and Havok used up their powers, returning to normal, destroying the Asteroid. The other three appeared to keep their enhancements.
In the Comics
The Gem is the source of power for Juggernaut. The series merely hints at the connection when it is said that Cain had his inert mutant gene mystically activated.
- Crimson Gem of Cyttorak (Earth-616) at Marvel Database