Zatanna Zatara

History

It wasn't easy being the daughter of a famous celebrity and hero growing up.

Zatanna's childhood was marked by mystery and constant travel - she never knew her Homo Magi mother, and her father moved around too much for her to experience the kind of normal childhood stability could bring. As a result, her father was all she had: She learned his arts, assisted him in his travels, and was often a target for his enemies. One such incident resulted in her crippling fear of puppets, when one of his collaborators, Oscar Hampel, a puppeteer, kidnapped her and the ensuing altercation between Oscar and her father resulted in Giovanni transforming Zatanna into a puppet to save her from harm. Needless to say, the resulting transformation traumatized the young girl to such a degree that her father was later forced to lock those memories away with a spell.

Such incidents propelled Giovanni to convince Zatanna to take martial arts lessons in the event that her magic couldn't aid her in getting out of a scrape, though that too couldn't help but get her in trouble when she attempted to neutralize a robber who tried to hold up a convenience store on her way home from those lessons. His precocious daughter's antics and his burgeoning alcoholism finally convinced Giovanni to return home to Shadowcrest for a while, which had a semi-permanent location just outside of Gotham City. It was during this brief visit home that an unexpected visitor arrived - the young Bruce Wayne, only son of Giovanni's old friend, Thomas Wayne, who was seeking his tutelage in escape artistry. A few details of the story between the two men tumbled out as she eavesdropped on the meeting, namely that after the Waynes' murders, Giovanni was so riddled with guilt for not being able to prevent it that he left Gotham with Zatanna. Bruce's visit prompted Giovanni to set aside the bottle, and as a result, her relationship with her father improved and the two became even closer.

Which made his subsequent disappearance all the more devastating. Shortly after Zatanna's eighteenth birthday, Giovanni's aid was requested in dealing with an evil, extra-dimensional entity that suddenly appeared on earth. Bidding goodbye to his daughter, he set out to address the threat…and never returned.

It prompted Zatanna to travel once more in search of him, the trail leading her back to Shadowcrest and Gotham.

Recent Events

Her return to the United States, after several years of living abroad, brought her on a direct path into dangerous territory in search of her father, the case of which prompted her to meet others in the magical, metahuman and vigilante communities. More and more have attempted to claim her soul, the origin and nature of it something she was often too wary or too afraid to explore as she involved herself in multiple incidents that changed the landscape of the eastern seaboard after her arrival. Her continuous involvement in these events prompted her to join the Titans at some point in 2017, spearheaded by her best friend, Tim Drake, meant to be a network of young heroes such as herself. It culminated to an incident during the demonic invasion that hit New York City in which a curse had caused all of her magical potential to be unleashed, and she would have extended her rampage to the city proper were it not for the assistance of her fellow Titans - an incident that she has yet to fully recover from after nearly destroying her friends.

Personality

"Hey, pay attention to me. I'm fascinating."

As an up-and-coming celebrity, Zatanna demonstrates all the signs of a classic extrovert. She is gregarious, flirty, friendly and approachable, always the sort to fall into a situation with a smile and a healthy sense of mischief. As the daughter of a master illusionist, however, it probably isn't all that surprising that her more outgoing nature is a mask she places above the scars inflicted upon her by a lonely childhood fraught with peril and an unforgiving dependence on her father's presence.

She also has a soft spot for children, particularly the lonely but talented ones, seeing more of herself in them than she would admit to anyone, and has her own sense of style. Still relatively young, she prefers to dress in the 'goth' side of the fashion spectrum.

RP Hooks

  • Not Too Cool for School - Are you a university student? Zatanna is a double-major in Theater and Languages (Ancient and Modern) in Gotham University.
  • Occult and Arcane Mysteries - Are you interested in magic and the occult? Zatanna and her father are known in those circles.
  • That's Entertainment! - Are you part of the entertainment industry? Zatanna is a rising star on stage.
  • Good Ol' Nepotism - Did you know Giovanni Zatara? If yes, chances are Zatanna wants to talk to you.

Relationships

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Character Sheet

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Appearances

November 08, 2019. Gnashe

Tim finds Zatanna deep in her father's library, researching her recent mysterious headaches.

Posted On: 24 Nov 2019 02:18 (Related Tags: red-robin zatanna-zatara)


September 25, 2019. Spice Up Your Life

As summer reluctantly gives way to fall, the Titans defend New York from a sinisterly delicious menace: The Pumpkin Spicer!

Posted On: 26 Sep 2019 18:29 (Related Tags: impulse nico-minoru raven red-robin zatanna-zatara)


August 20, 2019. Owl Moon: Robinson Park

As the Owl Moon shines its light on Robinson Park, Red Robin, Batgirl, and Zatanna Zatara battle against a group of Talons.

Posted On: 20 Aug 2019 21:39 (Related Tags: oracle red-robin zatanna-zatara)


July 05, 2019. The Easiest Thing

Zatanna makes a choice.

Posted On: 07 Jul 2019 01:21 (Related Tags: red-robin zatanna-zatara)


May 20, 2019. Twenty One

Zatanna forgot it was her birthday. Unfortunately for her, Tim Drake almost never forgets anything.

Posted On: 21 May 2019 06:14 (Related Tags: red-robin zatanna-zatara)


March 24, 2019. Attack on the Triskelion: Sleeper

SHIELD is attacked by the Brotherhood. Metahumans are released from their holding cells and Mystique infiltrates.

Posted On: 24 Mar 2019 17:01 (Related Tags: agent-carter agent-may iron-man mystique phil-coulson zatanna-zatara)


February 13, 2019. I Put a Shell On You

Gamora's a mollusk. Quill's a dead man. Zatanna is called in to save the day.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 07:14 (Related Tags: gamora groot rocket star-lord zatanna-zatara)


February 09, 2019. Magic and Mayhem

Zatanna Zatara holds a briefing for the Titans mystics (and others) to get them up to speed with the magical goings-on in the tri-cities area.

Posted On: 10 Feb 2019 05:47 (Related Tags: cyborg impulse misfit nico-minoru omen raven red-robin zatanna-zatara)


January 23, 2019. The Sorceror's (Not) Apprentice

Zatanna Zatara delivers Khalid Nassour, the current possessor of the Helmet of Fate, to Doctor Stephen Strange, and catches him up on several other important developments in the world of magic.

Posted On: 23 Jan 2019 08:03 (Related Tags: doctor-strange fate-nassour zatanna-zatara)


January 21, 2019. A Favorish Thing To Ask

The Guardians pay a visit to their favorite magician to ask for her assistance.

Posted On: 22 Jan 2019 05:12 (Related Tags: groot rocket star-lord zatanna-zatara)


January 20, 2019. Winter Green Overture

Poison Ivy and her new best friend Loki go to rob a museum, which doesn't work out super well for Poison Ivy, or for the museum. On the up side, lots of free purple quartz for the gift shop.

Posted On: 21 Jan 2019 07:45 (Related Tags: firestorm le-bien-qui-fait-mort loki mockingbird phoenix-jean-grey poison-ivy red-robin rockslide zatanna-zatara)


January 19, 2019. What They Do In The Shadows

A crack team of Batgirl, Jessica Jones, Zatanna Zatara and Red Robin explore the sewer network of Gotham City in search for more clues about the Whisper Gang and its sudden affinity for shadow magic.

Posted On: 19 Jan 2019 06:59 (Related Tags: jessica-jones oracle red-robin zatanna-zatara)


January 18, 2019. Weird Sisters

Zatanna Zatara and Nico Minoru take over the defunct movie theatre in the Titans Mall to talk about their personal histories and the many mysteries surrounding the Staff of One.

Posted On: 18 Jan 2019 08:39 (Related Tags: nico-minoru zatanna-zatara)


January 16, 2019. Resolutions

While checking the mail at Shadowcrest, Zatanna Zatara gets a surprising message from Bruce Wayne, leading to an even more overdue discussion about the events that drove them apart a year ago, and paving the way to fixing what they broke.

Posted On: 17 Jan 2019 04:56 (Related Tags: batman zatanna-zatara)


January 15, 2019. The Costs of Living

Peter Parker and Zatanna Zatara have a long overdue chat about what happened during the Demonic Invasion of New York that strained their friendship, and take the small steps forward to ease the tension.

Posted On: 16 Jan 2019 06:36 (Related Tags: spider-man zatanna-zatara)


January 15, 2019. With A Little Help From Friends

After ensuring that the rifts that opened up in Hell's Kitchen are healing nicely, Zatanna and Raven catch up on each other's lives post-holidays.

Posted On: 15 Jan 2019 08:35 (Related Tags: raven zatanna-zatara)


January 12, 2019. Amazonian Waffle Party

Cassie comes home to warm greetings from the other Titans and Waffles for all!

Posted On: 13 Jan 2019 07:53 (Related Tags: impulse misfit nico-minoru red-robin starfire wonder-girl zatanna-zatara)


January 08, 2019. The Presence of Absence

Takes place directly after The Crossroads. A grieving Zatanna Zatara tells Tim Drake about her encounter with John Constantine in the city, leaving him with truths that stand an equal chance at either strengthening what they have or destroying it completely.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2019 08:38 (Related Tags: red-robin zatanna-zatara)


January 07, 2019. The Crossroads

John Constantine gets a call from Cienzo Basile, owner of Antiquities and Knacks - and a man who has screwed him over once or twice - to deal with a serious problem in his store which happens to be a speck of the Primordial Darkness set loose. Dealing with the issue has him crossing paths with Zatanna Zatara once more, leading to an unusual predicament that requires them to face certain truths about their relationship…and one devastating realization.

Posted On: 08 Jan 2019 04:48 (Related Tags: constantine zatanna-zatara)


January 05, 2019. The Great Escape

Continuing directly after Mysterious Coincidences, Tim and Zatanna manage to return to the ice rink and share a few more glimpses of their histories with one another - including Zatanna's embarrassing childhood secret.

Posted On: 11 Jan 2019 04:08 (Related Tags: red-robin zatanna-zatara)


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Zatanna
The only daughter of legendary illusionist and war hero, Giovanni 'John' Zatara.
The only daughter of legendary illusionist and war hero, Giovanni 'John' Zatara.
Full Name: Zatanna Zatara
Code Name: Zatanna
Occupation: College Student, Stage Magician
Aliases: Zee, Mistress of Magic, Princess of Prestidigitation
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: Titans
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Homo Magus
Age: 20
Height: 5'7"
Build: Slender
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Ice Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: ???
Theme Song: "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: zatanna-zatara
Played Since: November 18, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 24 Nov 2019 02:18

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