Elias Bouchard is the Head of the Magnus Institute. He once worked as a filing clerk for the Institution (MAG 29).


This article contains information from later episodes of The Magnus Archives, and may contain major spoilers for the setting and plot.

Elias Bouchard is a servant of Beholding, and the head of the Magnus Institute. Initially he presents as skeptical of Jonathan Sims's supernatural claims regarding Jane Prentiss and her abilities. Later it is revealed that he is a servant of Beholding, and possesses several powers of his own.

He states that he is trying to help Jonathan grow his abilities, but he is ultimately loyal to the Institute. He killed both Gertrude Robinson and Jurgen Leitner as he considered them both threats to the Institute.

Known PowersEdit

  • Limited Omniscience - Elias has noted his ability to see and know anything he puts his mind to, but it requires concentration. He was not able to locate Jonathan when he was taken by The Stranger, and was unaware of Basira's actions while he was talking with Melanie
  • Memory Insertion - Elias can put any information he wants into another person's mind. It is implied that this information must be true, and he is not capable of "removing" information
  • Limited Reality Control - Elias was able to doctor the CCTV footage of the security cameras inside of the Institute to give himself an alibi during the murder of Gertrude Robinson.
  • Incarnation - Elias describes himself as the "heart" of the Magnus Institute, and that if he were to die, everyone who serves the Institute would die along with him.