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Zatanna Zatara is a magician, and the daughter of Zatara.

Personality

Zatanna has a rebellious nature: she has snuck out of the house multiple times with a duplication spell, and suggested that the Team would "kidnap" her to coerce her involvement. She is also quite comfortable with Robin's flirting and shares habit of removing prefixes from words.[1] She can also be compassionate and trusting towards others.[3]

Physical appearance

An attractive teenage girl, 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 black shorts. Her other, more casual outfit is a pair of white pants with a light violet top. 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]

History

Early life

Zatanna used to live in New York City with her father.[4]

Present

 
Mount Justice
October 10, 16:58, EDT Time Zone
Zatanna with the Team

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 Time Zone
Zatanna compells Ivo

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 Time Zone

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 Time Zone

During the Team's psychic training scenario, Zatanna prepared herself to battle the alien invasion after the Justice League had been killed.[5]

 
Mount Justice
October 31, 19:34, EDT Time Zone

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".[3]

 
Manhattan
October 31, 19:57, EDT Time Zone
Zatanna fire power

Zatanna displays her powers in battle against Harm.

Zatanna and Artemis drove their motorbikes around in their costumes in Manhattan. After awhile, they drove by the Museum of Natural History, which was overrun by policeman. They continued driving, and 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.[3]

Artemis and Zatanna

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 punch 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, then promises 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.[3]

 
Mount Justice
November 5, 19:47, EDT Time Zone

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.[6]

 
Roanoke Island
November 6, Post 00:01, EDT Time Zone

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

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. He refused to give up Zatanna's body as his host. 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.[6]

 
Mount Justice
November 7, 09:16, EST Time Zone

The Team helped Zatanna move into the Cave, in a room next to Miss Martian's. Though she was glad with the help and friendship, she just needed some time alone.[6]

 
Mount Justice
November 11, 16:05, EST Time Zone
 
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Powers and abilities

Zatanna changes her clothing

Zatanna using her magic to change her clothing.

  • Magic: Like her father, Zatanna has magical abilities which she channels by speaking backwards. However, she is only a novice, nowhere near Zatara's level. So far, she has used spells such as:
    • "Trulb tuo s'worrom laer noitacol" (Blurt out Morrow's real location)[1]
    • "Emit ot yrt tuo a wen kool" (Time to try out a new look)[1]
    • "Etearc dleihs dnuora em" (Create shield around me)[1]
    • Manifest her surroundings to blind others.[1]
    • Creating doppelgängers of herself and others.[1]
    • "Egnahc sehtolc otni ruo smrofinu" (Change clothes into our uniforms)[3]
    • "Taeh taht s'nopaew letam" (Heat that weapon's metal)[3]
    • "Etativel lrig" (Levitate girl)[3]
    • "Etativel drows ot em" (Levitate sword to me)[3]
    • "Erif nrub dna nordluac elbbub" (Fire burn and cauldron bubble)[3]
    • "Dloc dna wols, dloc dna wols, dloc dna wols" (Cold and slow x3)[3]
    • Changing parts of her outfit to fit the situation.
    • "Sepor emoceb esool" (Ropes become loose)[3]
    • "Egnahc sehtolc otni sdnib" (Change clothes into binds)[3]
    • "Etativel mih ffo eht margatnep" (Levitate him off the pentagram)[6]

Abilities

  • Multilingualism: In addition to English, Zatanna can speak Italian and some high school French.[7]

Weaknesses

  • 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]
  • Voice: As she needs to recite the spells verbally in order for them to be successful, her spells can easily be prevented if she is gagged or choked.[1][3]
  • Energy: Zatanna claims that all magic requires energy, which usually comes from within. This limitation prevents her from doing the impossible.[1]

Appearances

    Background in other media

    • This is Zatanna's third animated appearance. She first appeared in the DC Animated Universe, first voiced by Julie Brown in Batman: The Animated Series, Stacie Randall in Gotham Girls, Jennifer Hale in Justice League Unlimited's "This Little Piggy" and Juliet Landau (uncredited) in "The Balance". Hale also played the part in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
    • 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 witch named Sindella.

    References

    1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Youngberg, Matt (director) (October 21, 2011). "Humanity". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 15. Cartoon Network.
    2. Weisman, Greg (2011-12-05). Question #13754. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
    3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 18, 2011). "Secrets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
    4. Weisman, Greg (2012-01-30). Question #14098. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
    5. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 4, 2011). "Failsafe". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
    7. Weisman, Greg (2012-02-10). Question #14270. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
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