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DC Comics Universe: Zatanna

Monday, June 28th, 2010


Zatanna is a powerful sorceress in the DC Comics Universe. Her powers are genetic since both her parents are magic-wielders. She also descended from Nostradamus and Alchemist, Nicholas Flamel.

She casts spells by reciting the words backwards. She can also cast some spells by speaking the words normally or even without uttering a word. She is also a skilled illusionist, showgirl and stage magician even without resorting to her innate magical powers.

Zatanna resides in a mansion called Shadowcrest, in which she keeps a vast library of magical knowledge, as well as an arsenal of powerful relics, enough to do "just about anything you’d want to do." Shadowcrest seems to exist in a completely different dimension, although it is initially located outside of Gotham.

Besides her appearances in various DC titles, Zatanna has appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited and Smallville.