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

February 16, 2020. Distractions

The Titans discuss murder and mayhem, while Bart tries to avoid any uncomfortable questions.

Posted On: 25 Feb 2020 05:05 (Related Tags: impulse nico-minoru raven red-robin starfire zatanna-zatara)


January 05, 2020. Model Citizen

In the aftermath of one of Zatanna's training sessions with Red Robin, Starfire offers her own assistance, and brings up something that's been on her mind for a while.

Posted On: 06 Jan 2020 22:05 (Related Tags: red-robin starfire zatanna-zatara)


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: 25 Feb 2020 05:05

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