Born in a dimension of almost pure magic and mythos, Madwyn is not a
native to the plane of existence that Paragon City resides in. There,
his powers were great, his control exceptional. But a rift was opened
between his world and ours, and he was drawn through it against his
own will by a magus who thought he could harness the great powers that
Madwyn commanded. However, upon arrival, due to the lesser magical powers
in this dimension, Madwyn's powers were greatly diminished and he was
forced into a mystic urn by his summoner, trapped and controlled. Fate,
however, decided to play its hand, and the urn was found. Many years
later, by a man named Setzard, who won the urn in a game of chance.
Freed from his prison, Madwyn taught his savior about magic and how
they worked and could be commanded and controlled. Madwyn saw in this
man a lot of potential and an ally, one who could help Madwyn restore
his own powers and perhaps, one day, find a way home.
Madwyn has control over the powers of Fire and Ice. These two elements
are his strongest focus, however he has taught Setzard the two other
elements which he can barely even claim to control, earth and wind.
This does not exclude Madwyn from being a fearsome opponent, making
freezing areas of cold then nuking the area with fire to make a very
devastating combination of forces. Madwyn being magical is also somewhat
susceptible to magical attacks, however he is able to limitedly channel
and absorb magical energy directed at him, if he prepares for it.