Ika is from a parallel universe from Earth-616 she hails from the land of Galax. She is the daughter of the Wizard Ogeode. When one of Crystar's crystal companions was wounded, they were at a loss for what to do to heal him. Ogeode forcibly transformed his daughter into a crystalline form, observing the transformation closely with the hopes of learning how to heal the crystal people.
Ika was created by Mary Jo Duffy and Bret Blevins and first appeared in The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior issue 1 (1983).
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Powers and Abilities
Originally in her half human-half enchantress form Ika was a fair magical adept. She was capable of various magical spells but mostly honed her abilities in the mystical healing arts.
Once transformed by her father Ogeode she was changed into her crystallin being. She no longer needs to breath, eat, sleep, or drink. Her form is impervious to the elements and extremely capable of withstanding injury. Although she has not exhibited higher degrees of strength it is possible, she has now increased strength as do Crystar and the other transformed members of the Forces of Order. Since she was infused with mystical energy her degree of magical might has increased substantially, however her talent as a magician is still at par to where she was in human form.