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Zatanna Zatara is a magician, a former member of the Team and currently a member of the Justice League. She is the daughter of Zatara and one of the rotating hosts of Doctor Fate. By 2020, Zatanna has taken three magical students under her wing: Thirteen, Khalid Nassour, and Mary Bromfield.


Zatanna has a rebellious nature: she has snuck out of the house multiple times with a duplication spell, and suggested that the Team "kidnaps" her to cover up her willing involvement in tracking down the missing Red Tornado. She is also quite comfortable with Robin's flirting, and shares his habit of removing prefixes from words.[1] She is compassionate and trusting towards others.[6] Her love for her father is greater than her sense of duty seeing as she broke away from the mission in an attempt to free Zatara from the Helmet of Fate.[7]

Physical appearance

A teenage girl with Italian roots, Zatanna has medium length black hair and bright cyan colored eyes with a slender build. Her magic allows her to change her clothing quickly. She wears a white single breasted shirt with a tie (either white bow tie or a black bolo tie), a black jacket and a black skirt. Her other, more casual outfit is a pair of white or black pants with a light violet or dark red top and white or black shoes. She also wears white earrings.

On her first mission, she used a feminine variation of her father's costume, with a white shirt, bow tie and gloves, a low cut yellow vest, a black blazer, black mini-shorts with gray stockings and black boots reaching midway up her calves.[1] At age 19, she has grown noticeably taller and sports a curvaceous figure. Her mission attire is more alluring and her hair became wavier with strands hanging over her ears to frame her face.[4]


Early life

Zatanna used to live in New York City with her father,[8] and went to a Catholic high school.[9]


Mount Justice
October 10, 16:58 EDT

Zatanna with the Team.

Zatara introduced his daughter to the Team in the hopes of giving her a training session with Black Canary. The Team befriended her; especially Robin, who took an instant liking to her. As her father discussed affairs with Black Canary, Zatanna quickly realized the Team was having a psychic conversation, and called them out on it. Superboy immediately requested information about Red Tornado from Black Canary, but received no satisfactory reply. As a distraction, Zatara asked the Team to show Zatanna around the Cave.

During the tour, Zatanna deduced that the Team did plan on searching for Tornado, and suggested she'd come with, supposedly because they "kidnapped" her.[1]

Belle Reve Penitentiary
October 10, 18:35 CDT

Zatanna's powers of persuasion.

Out of ideas, Wally suggested interrogating Professor Ivo, Morrow's biggest competitor. Much to the surprise of the rest, Zatanna used a spell on him that made him reveal the location of Morrow's lab: Yellowstone Park.[1]

Yellowstone National Park
October 10, 20:22 MDT

The Team headed to Yellowstone, and set out to find Red Tornado. He found them, and quickly dispatched them. He sucked the air out of Zatanna's lungs, making it impossible for her to say a spell. She came to when Red Volcano took over. Robin then realized Zatanna was the card up their sleeve here; Volcano boasted knowing their every move because he had Tornado's memories, but Tornado was not familiar with Zatanna. She managed to distract the robot so Kid Flash could save Miss Martian from his clutches. The battle was won after Red Tornado, Red Torpedo and Red Inferno took on their younger brother, and held him down in the lava, melting him. The Team returned to Happy Harbor, while Zatanna feared that she's grounded for life by her father.[1]

Mount Justice
October 16, post-16:01 EDT

During the Team's psychic training scenario, Zatanna prepared herself to battle the alien invasion after the Justice League had been killed.[10]

Mount Justice
October 31, 19:34 EDT

On Halloween, Zatanna was invited by Miss Martian to her school dance, and arrived at Mount Justice that night. Zatanna was greeted by the Team and Captain Marvel, who had face paint resembling a zombie. Zatanna asked the Captain if the Justice League were having a Halloween party, because her dad hadn't mentioned it. Insulted and thinking that the Team did not want to include him, Captain Marvel went trick-or-treating, and announced he wasn't going to share his candy.

Observing Miss Martian and Superboy's flirting, Zatanna asked Artemis how long they had been a couple. Artemis however, was oblivious to their relationship, and upset, she stormed off. Zatanna pursued, apologizing, saying that she didn't realize Artemis didn't know. After Zatanna asked Artemis if she was still going to the dance, Artemis refused, and so they compromised with a "girl's night out".[6]

October 31, 19:57 EDT

Zatanna displays her powers in battle against Harm.

Zatanna and Artemis drove their motorbikes around in their costumes in Manhattan. After a while, they drove by the Museum of Natural History, which was overrun by policemen. Zatanna attempted to get Artemis to open up about her feelings regarding Conner and Megan, but she refused and they continued driving, taking down criminals, giving Artemis her chance to hit something. Soon after, they were attacked by a stranger named Harm, who wielded a powerful weapon called the Sword of Beowulf. He quickly deduced Zatanna and Artemis as the apprentices of Green Arrow and Zatara. Zatanna and Artemis were chased down by Harm, and were led to his apartment building by a strange girl who only said "Secret." Harm caught up with them, and knocked them unconscious with the Sword.

Zatanna and Artemis came to, and realized they were inside Harm's home, captured. Zatanna was placed in an old bedroom belonging to a girl, tied to a chair, and gagged with a piece of tape. Secret returned, and untaped Zatanna's mouth. She freed herself with a spell, and found out the room she was in was Secret's old bedroom. Next, Zatanna freed Artemis, and were once again chased by Harm. They were chased into his backyard, where Secret showed them a grave, with words written in the dirt saying, "Greta Hayes, Beloved Sister." Zatanna told Artemis Secret was Greta's ghost, and Secret showed how she died by flashing an image of Harm's dagger between her fingers.[6]

Artemis and Zatanna look at Abel's House of Secrets.

Harm confronted them once again. This time, Secret's ghost confronted him, and removed the orange ball of light on his chest where his heart was. He couldn't lift the Sword of Beowulf, and was knocked out by Artemis with a kick to the face. Zatanna cast a spell, ripping his coat up, and using it as ropes to tie his body up from hands to feet. She then promised Greta a proper burial. Before leaving as the police were coming, they looked at Abel's House of Secrets across the street, with a sign highlighted in purple light which reads "secret." Artemis stated that the sign, or specifically the last word, must have been the last thing Secret saw before her death.[6]

Mount Justice
November 5, 19:47 EDT

Zatanna continued meeting with the Team, though her father was not very fond of the thought of her joining. She just arrived in the Cave with Artemis when all of a sudden, all adults disappeared in front of their eyes.

At Robin's insistence, Zatanna used one of her father's locator spells. She was uncertain about her skills to pull it off, but successfully pinpointed the source of the magic to Roanoke Island.

Billy Batson arrived and explained to them what really happened: the world was split up in two dimensions by Klarion, one with adults and one with children. By changing back and forth to Captain Marvel, he was able to act as a relay. Batman and Aqualad planned a coordinated attack.[11]

Roanoke Island
November 6, post-00:01 EDT

With the Team on the losing end of the fight against Klarion and with no other options, Zatanna summoned the Helmet of Fate and allowed Nabu to possess her. However, as the Helmet exists in both dimensions, Nabu had trouble maintaining contact with only half a host.

Zatanna as Doctor Fate.

After Klarion taunted Doctor Fate that his host would die for nothing, the Lord of Order brutally overpowered the Lord of Chaos, and bound him. A combined spell with her father on the other side merged the dimensions back together.

Klarion got away, and Doctor Fate's insistence on not pursuing him led to some consternation among the others. However, Fate argued that chaos could not be destroyed, and he would need to establish himself on the Earthly plane permanently because the world needs him. He initially refused to give up Zatanna's body as his host, but Zatara offered his instead, and Fate accepted. After taking off the helmet and realizing what her father had done, she tried to stop him, but it was too late.[11]

Mount Justice
November 7, 09:16 EST

Batman made sure that Zatanna's affairs were put in order. He offered her a place in his house, but she chose the Cave because she felt that moving into a new home with a new family would be akin to giving up on her father.[12] Zatara would remain her legal guardian, though Batman, Black Canary and Red Tornado shared parental duties. She finished the first semester of her freshman year[13] in her old high school in New York,[14] and decided to transfer to Happy Harbor High School in January.[15]

The Team helped Zatanna move into the Cave, in a room next to Miss Martian's. Though she was glad about the help and friendship, she just needed some time alone.[11]

Mount Justice
November 11, 16:05 EST

Now with the Team full-time, Zatanna had some trouble blending in. Robin and Artemis tried to make her feel at home, which worked a bit. She was, however, still unfamiliar with a lot of things, like mission briefings from Batman, and did not know what the Watchtower was. With the nation in an artificial snowstorm, Batman sent Zatanna with the other girls to destroy one of five mysterious ice fortresses.[16]

Ice Fortress-3
November 11, post-16:05 EST

Martian Manhunter and Green Arrow, with their protégés, destroyed the ice fortress's defensive turrets; a spell from Zatanna brought it down.[16]

M'gann consoles Zatanna.

Mount Justice
November 25, 10:25 EST

Zatanna and M'gann were preparing Thanksgiving dinner, with turkey, pie, and salads. After Wally left to celebrate the feast with family, Zatanna started crying, as she missed her father and remembered how they celebrated Thanksgiving together. Though she claimed the tears were from cutting onions, M'gann stopped cooking to console her.[17]

Mount Justice
December 1, 16:16 EST

Kid Flash told Zatanna it was Robin's birthday. She decided to surprise him with a kiss on his cheek.[18]

Mount Justice
December 5, 17:04 EST

Zatanna, M'gann, and Conner did not go on a mission with the others, thinking it would be better to get some rest. It wasn't long before they were bored, and asked Red Tornado if he had any other missions for them. He turned them down, telling them to amuse themselves, before flying into his apartment. Zatanna questioned what Red Tornado actually does in his apartment since he does not require it for basic human needs.

When Tornado left shortly after, the trio broke into his apartment. They were shocked to find an android. Red Tornado suddenly arrived and demanded an explanation as to why they were there, and when he got one, he told them he built the "John Smith" android in the hopes of mingling with humanity better. Zatanna remarked that the android was good-looking, but needed pants.[19]

Mount Justice
December 6, 03:21 EST

When the rest of the Team returned from their mission, Zatanna witnessed a falling out between Red Arrow, Kid Flash and Artemis about the failed mission.[19]

Washington, D.C.
December 30, 09:16 EST

Zatanna and the others, including their new teammate Rocket, watched the induction of new League members from inside the Hall of Justice. Zatanna still had some problems coping with Doctor Fate's possession of her father, but Robin was nearby to offer solace.[20]

Smokey Mountains
December 30, 10:48 EST

Responding to an alert that Cheshire was spotted at the Asheville airfield, the Team tracked her to the Smokey Mountains. The plane had crashed, but it was a trap. A force field was lowered over the valley, leaving them no escape. Zatanna first created a snowstorm in the bubble to allow them some cover, and then took down Riddler with ease.[20]

Mount Justice
December 30, 15:45 EST

Batman seemingly berated the collective team for going rogue again, then congratulated them for the capture of the supervillains. Shortly after, Superboy, Artemis, and Miss Martian confessed that they were in contact with Lex Luthor, Sportsmaster, and Queen Bee respectively, all of whom were blackmailing them and instructing them to go to Santa Prisca.[20]

Santa Prisca
December 30, post-17:57 ECT

After Superboy, Artemis, and Miss Martian revealed their true allegiance to the Team and not the Light, the rest of the Team helped ambush the villains. Zatanna and Robin took on Bane, but the powerhouse was out of their league. Zatanna was slammed to the ground, but managed to cast a spell that created several illusions of Robin. It distracted Bane, and allowed Robin to cut off his Venom line.[20]

Mount Justice
December 31, 07:16 EST

Batman informed the Team that the mole is Red Arrow, a clone of Roy Harper created by Cadmus as a sleeper agent; the real Roy would likely be dead. As Batman left, Zatanna got a mystic vibe off him. She got the same feeling with Red Tornado, who had mysteriously powered down. They found Starro-tech in his palm, and decided to investigate. Miss Martian, Superboy, Artemis and Aqualad went off to look for Red Arrow, while the others prepared to transfer Red Tornado's consciousness into the John Smith android. Black Canary arrived at the Cave and attacked them. After she was taken down, the Team left with the Super-Cycle. During the trip to catch up with the others, Red Tornado explained how the entire Justice League was placed under Vandal Savage's mind control.[7]

Zatanna tries to release her father.

The Watchtower
December 31, post-23:16 EST

The Team infiltrated the Watchtower and took out several heroes. Zatanna took down Captain Marvel by forcing him to blurt out his magic word. After her teammates left, she attempted to remove the Helmet of Nabu from her father, only to be electrocuted in the process.[7]

The Watchtower
January 1, post-00:00 EST

Zatanna made it to the central hall shortly before midnight, where she found Savage and Klarion had just disappeared. The clock struck New Year, and after Kid Flash and Artemis, and Superboy and Miss Martian kissed, Zatanna decided to do the same with Robin. He was surprised at first, but gave in quickly.[7]


Zatanna made an agreement with Nabu that he would leave Zatara's body every year for one hour, so that they could spend time together. Both father and daughter thought that agreement was not fair enough. Nabu said that they should be grateful that he allowed it at all. As promised Nabu left his host every year just for one hour.[21]


Mount Justice
February 17, post-20:20 EST

Zatanna arrived in the Cave just as the Team was debriefing their last mission with Batman and Helena Sandsmark. Based on a description of glowing symbols, she posited that techno-sorcery, and thus Klarion, could be involved. Nightwing asked her to locate the epicenter of Klarion's magic, and though she mused on the situational differences with the last time she did it first, she succeeded. She found out he was in Bialya.

Mount Justice
February 18, 09:59 EST

Zatanna joined the rest of the Team in grieving Aquagirl's death in the Cave. She also attended Batman's debriefing of the fatal mission.[22]

Mount Justice
December 1, 08:55 EST

Zatanna and Rocket were eventually inducted into the Justice League. On their way to their first meeting, they stopped by the Cave to wish Nightwing a happy birthday. In front of everyone, she kissed him on the lips. At his request, she also repeated her birthday wishes backwards. After Rocket gave him a more modest kiss, they left for the Watchtower.[18]

December 1, 13:45 EST

Zatanna was one of a number of Leaguers to respond to the emergency in Metropolis. She attempted to breach the force field surrounding the city with a spell, but failed. When Alpha Squad arrived, she told Nightwing that only visual communication through the field was possible.[23]

December 1, 14:01 EST

Zatanna listened with the others as Red Tornado reported on the whereabouts of the other Leaguers, including Doctor Fate, whose whereabouts were unknown.[23]

December 1, 16:28 EST

As Martian Manhunter and Flash attempted to communicate with the alien ship, Zatanna and Alpha Squad hovered next to them, concealed within a glamour bubble created by her.[23]

December 1, post-17:54 EST

Alpha Squad successfully entered the Collector of Worlds's ship through a hatch that was opened to expel Martian Manhunter, Flash and Atom.[24]

December 1, 18:20 EST

Safely shielded from view thanks to her glamour, Zatanna and the rest of Alpha Squad made their way through the corridors of the ship. Blue Beetle asked her many questions, and her answers made him realize how big the situation was. Their conversation was cut short when they found a room with alien cities, stored in bubbles.[25]

December 1, 18:31 EST

Nightwing planned to come back for the alien cities later, and focus instead on finding the culprit. The Collector of Worlds had found them instead; he drained Zatanna's glamour, and when she noticed it, there was not enough time to put up a new one. They were all given an electroshock by the alien.[25]

The Collector's Ship
December 1, 18:32 EST

The Collector continued his attack on Alpha Squad.[26]

December 1, 18:33 EST

Zatanna was still knocked out. Blue Beetle and Sphere managed to counterattack.[26]

The Collector's Ship
December 1, 19:01 EST

Alpha Squad regrouped and attacked the Collector, but the alien put up a forcefield. Just then, those who were on Kylstar's vessel were teleported in, as well as the Flash, Atom and Martian Manhunter, and they made quick work of the alien.[26]

December 1, 19:03 EST

The heroes and villains were cornered by dozens of new coludroids. Zatanna watched as Nightwing and Captain Atom persuaded the Collector to cease his attack.[26]

December 1, 22:03 EST

With Metropolis restored to full size, the heroes gathered in the park.[26]


Washington, D.C.
January 3, 17:06 EST

Zatanna and Rocket arrived at the Hall of Justice where they were asked questions by Cat Grant. Catherine Cobert told Grant they had no comment.[4]

The Watchtower
January 3, 17:08 EST

Zatanna and Rocket arrived at the Watchtower for a briefing on Lobo, the Kroloteans, and the Zeta-Beam technology of Adam Strange. After the briefing, Zatanna spoke with Nightwing, Miss Martian, and Superboy, reminding them they still had an invitation to join the Justice League if they wished.[4]

New Orleans
January 4, post-21:59 CST

After Gamma Squad saved hostages from the Kroloteans, Zatanna arrived on the scene with the rest of the Justice League members and the Team.[4]

The Watchtower
February 13, 21:50 EST

Zatanna watched the activation of the Zeta-Shield from the Watchtower's observation deck.[27]

The Watchtower
post-February 20, 03:24 EST

Zatanna was present when Batgirl presented Doctor Fate with recordings of an ancient temple she and other Team members had found in Bialya. Fate translated the hieroglyphics, revealing an ancient ritual to cleanse a scarab. Unable to perform the human ritual himself, Fate began to prepare Zatanna to perform it, but it would take months for her to learn it and make it work in concert with her powers.[28]

Mount Justice
March 20, 03:58 EDT

Zatanna was one of the Team members, past and present, who had come to mourn after they had been told of the death of Artemis. Despite the fact that Nightwing faked Artemis's death using a Glamour Charm that Zatanna had given him, she was not in on the secret.[29]

Dakota City
March 21, 18:17 CDT

Zatanna attended Raquel Ervin's bridal shower with all the other female members of the Justice League and the Team. Raquel expressed some doubts about the party so soon after Artemis's death, but Zatanna and Megan knew Artemis would not want the party to be canceled. They toasted to her.

Captain Cold planned to rob a nearby armored car, and to that end, encased the entire street, as well as the café where the party was, in ice. Rocket used her belt to free them, and with a spell, Zatanna gave them all their hero outfits. Cold's defeat was quick.[30]

Washington, D.C.
April 1, 21:24 EDT

Zatanna was at the Hall of Justice with Captain Marvel, Superboy, Miss Martian, Mal Duncan and Bumblebee, unpacking the belongings they managed to salvage from the destroyed Mount Justice. Their unpacking was interrupted by L-Ron, who encased the Hall in a force field, and announced the arrival of his master Despero. Despero hit Captain Marvel back inside the Hall, which put Zatanna on high alert. She prepared a spell, but Despero used his mental powers to render her mind blindfolded. She was unable to move. Bumblebee tried to shock her awake, but it had no effect.

With Despero winning the battle against the heroes and having subdued Superboy and Mal, Miss Martian was able to reach Zatanna telepathically, snapping Zatanna out of her trance. She recited a spell which allowed her to possess Mal Duncan's body, then another spell that reversed the effects of Despero's third eye, putting him into a trance instead. After L-Ron set off an explosion that caused the Hall to tumble down, Zatanna levitated to get out of the way of falling debris, but was relieved to discover that the others were all right, thanks to Captain Marvel.

Captain Atom arrived and he and Captain Marvel were unsuccessful in their attempts to remove the force field. Zatanna told them her magic didn't work either and suggested they try digging their way out, but the Reach ambassador arrived and used a device to remove the force field.[31]

The Warworld
May 27, 06:36 UTC

Zatanna guarded the Warworld's key chamber along with Plastic Man and Green Arrow.[32]

El Paso
June 13, 20:40 MDT

Blue Beetle was ambushed by Batgirl and Impulse, an ambush meant to fail. Rocket and Zatanna stayed back, and waited until Blue Beetle had taken both of them out. Rocket used a force bubble to contain Blue Beetle, and Zatanna reinforced it so Blue Beetle could not find an escape. Zatanna then released Batgirl and Impulse.[28]

June 14, 05:19 UTC+2

The Team took Blue Beetle to a Bialyan temple Batgirl had discovered months earlier. It was guarded by Devastation, Mammoth, Shimmer and the regular army, and Rocket had a hard time avoiding them because she had to focus on maintaining her bubble. When they reached a temple beneath the base, Rocket placed Blue on a dais in front of Zatanna, as she was going into a mystic trance. Green Beetle arrived, but the Team kept him busy, while Zatanna summoned Isis's powers. Zatanna, with the power of Isis, prevented the Reach from controlling Blue Beetle's and Green Beetle's bodies. On the way back, Zatanna, Batgirl, and Robin debriefed Blue Beetle.[28]

June 20, 08:16 EDT

When magnetic field disruptors planted by the Reach threatened the Earth, Zatanna joined 39 other heroes of Earth in a briefing in Metropolis City. The heroes would use a computer virus provided by Lex Luthor to safely disable the disruptors. The heroes were paired off with another into twenty squads: one member would run interference against weapons guarding the disruptors, allowing the other to get close enough to plant the virus.[33] Zatanna was assigned to Pi Squad, and worked alongside Batgirl.[34]

Within thirty minutes, all squads had succeeded in their mission.[33]


Nabu continued to grant his agreement with Zatanna for every year.[21]


The Watchtower
July 27, 19:57 EDT

Zatanna was present during the briefing held by Kaldur on the Watchtower. At the meeting, a part of the League led by Batman and Green Arrow walked out and formed their own team. Zatanna stayed with the main team.[35]

August 01, 10:38 EDT

Zatanna met Doctor Fate for their annual arrangement to talk to her dad for one hour at the park. As Fate took off the Helmet, Zatanna hugged her dad with tears of joy. They sat on the swings together while Artemis and Violet watched them. When the hour came to an end, Zatara put the Helmet of Fate back on, wishing that they had more time together, but if they were to talk any longer, Nabu would end their deal and she would never be able to talk him. As Fate left via a portal, Zatanna fell to the ground, with Artemis there to support her.[21]

Santiago de Cuba
December 21, 10:13 CST

Zatanna helped the Outsiders on a mission against Klarion and his Project Rutabaga. She arrived at the warehouse in Cuba using a glamour spell to conceal her identity, but it was not enough to conceal herself from Klarion, who was able to see past it. Zatanna instructed Beast Boy and the others to handle their enemy, a monster comprised of meta-human teens, while she worked on a spell to reverse Klarion's magic on them.[36]

Tower of Fate
December 21, 13:23 EST

After the monster was dealt with, Zatanna teleported herself and Klarion inside the Tower of Fate, where Klarion was unable to escape from.[36]


The Watchtower
February 24, 19:00 EST

Zatanna was present during a briefing with Justice League, the Team, Outsiders and Batman's team, where all splinter teams were moved back in the fold and Black Lightning was voted new League leader unanimously.[37]


Powers and abilities


Zatanna using her magic to change her clothing.

  • Magic: Zatanna has a natural affinity for the mystic arts,[11] and is able to manipulate magic in many ways and forms. Imitating her father's spellcasting, she says her incantations backwards (for example, "magic" would be pronounced "cigam"). She can also lay enchantments on objects.[29] There does exist limits to her magical abilities;[1] for example, Zatanna affirmed that she doesn't have the power to raise the dead.[38]
See also: List of Zatanna's spells


  • Multilingualism: In addition to English, Zatanna can speak Italian and some high school French.[39]


Former equipment

  • Helmet of Fate: She put on the helmet during the Team's battle against Klarion, after he segregated the world's children and adults into two separate dimensions. In order to free her from the helmet's control, Zatara took her place as its new host.[6]


  • Concentration: When saying a magic spell, Zatanna must concentrate fully in order to say and perform it correctly or else the spell simply won't work. Sometimes making small errors will interfere with the performance.[1]



Main article: Zatara

Zatara was very protective towards his only daughter when she was a child; he was not comfortable with the fact that she was growing up. He eventually sacrificed his body to Nabu, so his daughter could live her own life.[11] Even under the Helmet's control, Zatara remained very protective towards his daughter.[17] She once tried to free her father from Nabu, but he was too powerful, and she was forced to give up.[7]


Main article: Robin/Nightwing
Main article: Nightwing and Zatanna

Ever since the two first met, they showed an interest in each other.[1] He has, on occasion, offered his support to deal with the absence of her father.[11][20] She gave him a peck on the cheek for his birthday after being informed by Kid Flash of the date.[18] Zatanna also comforted Robin when he was upset over the possible death of Speedy. She again initiated a kiss and embraced with him on New Year's, as per the tradition.[7] Some time after the Team's first year, they have dated, and though they broke up, they are still on very good terms with one another, which is displayed by a passionate kiss between them on his nineteenth birthday.[18]


Main article: Artemis

Artemis and Zatanna have a good relationship, with Artemis almost immediately accepting Zatanna to the Team, even before she officially joined.[1] Zatanna reciprocates this friendship, going out with Artemis on Halloween after Artemis learns about Miss Martian and Superboy were a couple. They grew closer that night and have become close friends.[6]


Background information

  • In DC Comics, Zatanna is much older, and has been retconned as a childhood friend and occasional romantic interest of Batman. She has been a member of the Justice League, the Sentinels of Magic, the Grant Morrison version of the Seven Soldiers of Victory, and more recently, Justice League Dark. Her father Zatara is deceased and was not a member of the Justice League in the comics, instead appearing as a backup story character in multiple titles beginning with Action Comics. Her mother (also deceased) was a homo magi sorceress named Sindella.
  • This is Zatanna's fourth animated appearance. She first appeared in the DCAU (Batman: The Animated Series, Gotham Girls, Justice League Unlimited), Zatanna: Trial for the Crystal Wand and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


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