Name: Glynis Zarkov
Occupation: Stage magician
Legal Status: Unrevealed as yet
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Married
Relatives: Ilya Zarkov (husband)
Group Affiliation: Partner of
Base of Operations: Leonia, New Jersey; The Magic Mansion,
New York City
First Appearance: THE VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH Vol.
History: Glynis and Ilya Zarkov are a married couple who work
as stage magicians and perform at the Magic Mansion in New York City, a club which
they own and where other stage magicians perform as well. Unlike other stage magicians,
however, Glamor and Illusion have actual superhuman
powers which they use to perform their amazing feats. Due to the fear and prejudice
much of the populace feels towards people with superhuman abilities, Glamor and
Illusion pretend to be ordinary human beings who accomplish their "magic"
feats through the usual trickery employed by stage magicians.
The Zarkovs live in the quiet town of Leonia, New Jersey,
which is only a short drive from New York City. When the
android Vision and mutant
Scarlet Witch first
moved to Leonia, bigoted local residents burned down their
house. Determined not to be intimidated, the Vision and
Scarlet Witch bought another house there. The Zarkov's
feared that if the bigots tried to drive the Vision and
the Scarlet Witch away again, then the Zarkovs themselves
might become the bigots' next target. Hence, the Zarkovs
decided to protect the Vision and Witch in order to protect
themselves. Spying on a group of local bigots, the Zarkovs
learned that they planned to firebomb the Vision and Witch's
new house. The Zarkovs then used their powers to thwart
the bigots' plans. The Zarkovs have since become friends
with the Vision and Scarlet Witch, and aided them in countering
an attack launched against them by the mutant Toad.
5 ft. 8 ft.
Weight: 130 lbs.
Strength Level: At her normal density Glamor has
the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height,
and build who engages in regular exercise. However, when
she increases her density, her strength increases as well,
just as the Vision's does. The extent of Glamor's strength
at her maximum density is not yet known.
Known Superhuman Powers: Glamor has the superhuman
ability to control the molecules of her body mentally.
The origin of her power has not yet been revealed. So
far few of the uses of Glamor's ability have been observed,
but it is known that she can control the density of her
molecules. Hence she can become virtually intangible,
and in that state can walk through walls, when nearly
intangible, she can touch the Vision if he is also at
the same degree of intangibility. She can also seem to
disappear by turning intangible. She can increase the
density of her molecules as well.
Glamor can use her mental control of tier her body molecules
to separate her body into segments without harm to herself,
and then to rejoin the segments to regain her normal form.